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Democratic Candidates Speak Out Against Trump’s Moves in the Middle East 26.5.2019 Mother Jones
On Friday, amid escalating tensions with Iran, President Donald Trump declared an emergency to bypass Congress to push through an $8 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and the United Arab Emirates—a deal that had been stopped by lawmakers before. Simultaneously, Trump ordered the deployment of an additional 1,500 troops to the Middle East […]
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Federal Judge Blocks Part of Trump’s Border Wall Construction 25.5.2019 Mother Jones
President Donald Trump’s rough week in federal courts continued last night with a new legal setback to his border wall. On Friday night, a federal judge in California issued a preliminary injunction to stop the Trump administration from redirecting money from the Department of Defense to build its wall along the US-Mexico border. District Judge […]
Hubris, not faulty intelligence, led us to invade Iraq 25.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

To the editor: As an Iraq war veteran who was called up to active duty from the Army Reserve in 2005, I respectfully disagree with key parts of former Rep. Jane Harman’s piece recalling the intelligence failures and her pro-war vote leading up to the 2003 invasion.

Harman says that then-Secretary...

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“Sooner or Later, Dictators Fall,” Says Eyewitness to Sudan’s Uprising 24.5.2019
Protesters remain committed to continuing the uprising until the old regime is completely transformed.
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DowDupont Lavishes Campaign Cash On Politicians Who Voted Against a Ban on its Blockbuster Pesticide 24.5.2019 Mother Jones
In March 2017, at the dawn of the Trump administration, then-Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt was forced by a court order to decide whether to honor his agency’s own plan to ban a pesticide called chlorpyrifos. Made by DowDupont, chlorpyrifos is a blockbuster insecticide used on a variety of crops, from corn and soybeans to […]
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Yep, Elizabeth Warren Has a Plan to Clean Up the Pentagon 24.5.2019 Mother Jones
One month after Sen. Elizabeth Warren formally launched her campaign for president, she leaned forward during a Senate hearing with senior Pentagon officials and said something you probably won’t be seeing on a bumper sticker: “Let’s dig in a little bit then on OCO.” Warren, the Massachusetts Democrat, was asking about “overseas contingency funding,” another […]
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Mueller wants ‘private testimony’ to avoid telling AG Barr’s ‘dirty story’ on television: Former corruption prosecutor 24.5.2019 Raw Story
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s wish to avoid televised testimony before Congress is driven by his reluctance to broadcast the “dirty story” of Attorney General William Barr, a former Assistant Attorney General for the criminal division suggest on Thursday. Bill Weld was appointed...
How Congress, Trump and Obama played favorites with transportation money 24.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
The federal government has spent $7 billion on a transportation grant program that often awards money based on political clout and electoral impact, skirting Congress' own ban on earmarks.
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Investigation Into Northam Racist Yearbook Photo Inconclusive 23.5.2019 Outside the Beltway
An independent review of the racist photo on Virginia Governor Ralph Northam's 1984 medical school yearbook was unsurprisingly inconclusive.
The Constitution dictates that impeachment must not be partisan 23.5.2019 Raw Story
Barely two decades since the impeachment of Bill Clinton, the people of the United States again are confronting the possibility that their president, now Donald Trump, could be impeached, meaning charged by the House of Representatives with offenses that, if proved in a Senate trial, would remove hi...
Nancy Pelosi showed once again how she can easily manipulate Trump — and he fell right into her trap 23.5.2019 Raw Story
Democrats were never going to do a deal with Republicans on infrastructure. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer played along with President Donald Trump’s pretense at wanting to move forward with $2 trillion overhaul of the country’s infrastructure, but anyone who kne...
If 2020 Democrats Are Going to Be Serious About Climate, They Need to Cut Out Congress 23.5.2019 Mother Jones
Even if a Democratic president is sworn in on Inauguration Day, January 2021—having pledged to make addressing climate change a day-one priority—Congress could still be divided, and the Senate still hamstrung by the filibuster.   With time already running short to prevent runaway global warming, a president will need to make changes without being mired in another […]
Narendra Modi is headed for a second term as India’s prime minister 23.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on the cusp of winning a second five-year term on Thursday, fighting off concerns about rising unemployment and religious violence to prevail in one of the country’s most divisive election campaigns in recent memory.

Partial results released by India’s Election...

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New York Just Passed a Bill that Will Let Congress See Trump’s Taxes 23.5.2019 Mother Jones
President Donald Trump’s effort to keep his tax returns out of the public eye will soon face a new obstacle, thanks to a bill passed Wednesday in New York state that would allow for years of the president’s personal and business state tax filings to be turned over to Congress. The bill, first proposed last […]
Warren and Sanders Refuse to Cozy Up to Wall Street Donors 22.5.2019
Many 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls have been raking in checks at big-dollar events across the U.S.
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With friends like these: Steve Bannon visit puts Marine Le Pen on the defensive ahead of EU vote 22.5.2019 Raw Story
Former Trump campaign guru Steve Bannon is making a surprise cameo in France’s European election campaign, ostensibly to help populist ally Marine Le Pen win. But he’s proving an inconvenient interloper and giving Emmanuel Macron’s side a lifeline. The European elections slated for Sunday quickly be...
Maddow connects the dots on epic financial scandal involving Mitch McConnell and the Russians 22.5.2019 Raw Story
MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow on Tuesday recounted a bizarre scandal involving Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. “Here’s a story. Or here’s at least a series of events that may or may not be connected, but I’m trying to wrap my head around them,” she explained. She s...
Did Senate Republicans Just Get Serious About Agriculture and Climate Change? 22.5.2019 Mother Jones
This spring, massive storms have slammed the Midwestern farm belt, leaving much of the area a soggy mess. Because of the conditions, corn and soybean planting is “waaaaaaaaaaaaaay behind” schedule, as the trade journal Successful Farming put it in a headline, and farmers may leave millions of acres unplanted as a result.  On Tuesday, a […]
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CNN Compares Pro-Life GOPers to Northam After Endorsing Infanticide; They’re ‘On the Defensive’ 22.5.2019 NewsBusters
Tuesday afternoon on CNN, Inside Politics and CNN Right Now compared conservatives and Republicans nationwide seeking to advance pro-life legislation to the scandal-ridden Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (D) after he made his comments endorsing infanticide. Their rationale? Well, in both cases, those two sides found themselves “on the defensive.” Yes, ...
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Russia-gate as Count Dracula 20.5.2019
Ann Garrison reviews Stephen F. Cohen’s book, “War with Russia? From Putin & Ukraine to Trump & Russiagate.” By Ann Garrison Special to Consortium News “Russiagate, like Count Dracula, will never end because new political blood will be fed to this…Read more →
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