On December 31 2020, the newsrack service will be shut down permanently.

It has been a nice long run from the Sarai days in 2004 to being hosted on its own domain around 2006. Beside maintenance, there has been no real active development on the code or the features since early 2008. Since 2015, even all that maintenance was pretty bare bones. A lot of news sources no longer provide reliable RSS feeds and since mid 2018, there were growing issues with the service and I only kept it alive to assist a handful of users.

So, it is time to shut this down. The internet world in 2020 is vastly differently from 2003 when I first conceptualized this service. Thanks for using this all these years.

If you need to access any data, email me: subbu at newsrack.in

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Fascism expert: Donald Trump’s coup is not over — and his enablers aren’t done 2.12.2020 Raw Story
Dismiss Donald Trump and the GOP’s attacks on the 2020 election at your peril, warns Ruth Ben-Ghiat, historian and author of the new book, “Strongmen: Mussolini to the Present.” In our recent interview for Salon Talks, Ben-Ghiat — a professor of history and Italian studies at NYU — observes that Trump probably hasn’t actually studied other leaders in history […]
Legal experts shocked by ‘pardon bribery scheme’ under DOJ investigation: ‘That’s a lot of warrants’ 2.12.2020 Raw Story
Legal experts were stunned on Tuesday after newly unsealed court documents showed that the Department of Justice is investigating a “pardon bribery scheme” involving money directed to the White House. “The Justice Department is investigating a potential crime related to funneling money to the White House or related political committee in exchange for a presidential […]
Peru’s democracy faces greatest trial since Fujimori dictatorship after two presidents are ousted in one week 1.12.2020 The Moderate Voice

Riot police face off against protesters in Lima, Peru, Nov. 12, 2020. Ernesto Benavides/AFP via Getty Images Gisselle Vila Benites, University of Melbourne and Anthony Bebbington, Clark University Peru’s new interim president took office on Nov. 17 under unenviable circumstances. Francisco Sagasti became the South American country’s third president in a week after President Martin […]

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Watchdog group says 2011 smart grid legislation cited in federal bribery case put ComEd interests over public good 1.12.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Legislation at the heart of the bribery scandal that has ensnared House Speaker Michael Madigan as well as former Commonwealth Edison executives enhanced the utility’s bottom line but failed to produce promised benefits for consumers, according to a report released Tuesday by Illinois PIRG, a public interest advocacy group.
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Republican Senator Faces Insider-Trading Accusations Ahead of Georgia Runoff 27.11.2020 Truthout.com
Republican Senator Faces Insider-Trading Accusations Ahead of Georgia Runoff
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Under Biden, We’ll Still Need to Protect Social Security 27.11.2020 Truthout.com
While Biden’s Social Security proposals are encouraging, his potential centrist cabinet picks are cause for ...
Busted again: Perdue traded hundreds of thousands worth of bank stocks while on Senate Banking Committee 27.11.2020 Raw Story
David Perdue, one of two multimillionaire Georgia Republican senators facing insider-trading scrutiny ahead of runoff elections in January, traded hundreds of thousands of dollars in bank stock while passing pro-bank legislation on the Senate Banking Committee, financial disclosures show. Between 2017 and 2020, while on the committee, Perdue co-sponsored 14 bills that benefited the financial industry, including through deregulation and […]
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Not Just Michael Flynn: A Shockingly Long List of Trump’s Controversial Pardons 26.11.2020 Mother Jones
Versions of this story were published on April 13, 2020, and July 10, 2020. Donald Trump has added yet another name to the long list of friends, loyalists, cronies, and conservative celebrities who have received presidential pardons or commutations. This time the beneficiary is his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who in 2017 pleaded […]
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Perdue and Loeffler’s Well-Timed Stock Trades Give Georgia Democrats an Opening 25.11.2020 Mother Jones
Sen. David Perdue has hit a tough string of headlines recently that are complicating his effort to win reelection as a Republican in Georgia. The coverage shares a theme: Perdue used his position in the Senate to enrich himself and his wealthy donors. The stories follow the revelation from this spring that Perdue, a multi-millionaire, […]
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Trump was reportedly baffled that Republicans won ‘all over’ while he lost: ‘I’m the only guy that loses?’ 25.11.2020 Raw Story
President Donald Trump was reportedly befuddled that Republicans did so much better than him at the polls. The anecdote was reported in an in-depth Politico story by Tim Alberta titled, “The Inside Story of Michigan’s Fake Voter Fraud Scandal.” The story describes the White House meeting Trump held with Michigan House Speaker Lee Chatfield and […]
Watergate lawyer explains why Biden has no choice but to prosecute Trump 24.11.2020 Raw Story
The last thing that President-elect Joe Biden wants to do is be inundated by crimes committed by the previous administration. Biden is a “worker,” looking forward toward a future that repairs relationships with the international community, fixes regulations, revives government agencies and, hopefully, bring public servants back to fill positions. There’s just one problem, however, […]
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Trump’s excuse of wanting ‘revenge’ on Democrats for Russia investigation demolished by conservative columnist 24.11.2020 Raw Story
In a seemingly frustrated thread on Twitter Monday, conservative columnist David French noted his reasoning against the excuse that President Donald J. Trump wanted “revenge” on Democrats for his failed Russia investigation. The senior editor at The Dispatch shared, “I’m not sure if you’re noticing, but there’s been a recent shift in the anti-anti-Trump defense […]
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GOP leaders begging senators not to retire as 2022 map looks bleak: report 23.11.2020 Raw Story
On Monday, Politico reported that senior Senate Republicans are desperately urging members in potentially vulnerable seats not to retire in 2022 — which is potentially the hardest set of Senate elections for the GOP since they won control of the chamber in 2014. Already, two GOP retirements have expanded the map for Democrats, with scandal-plagued […]
Historian: German denazification has lessons on how to deal with post-Trump America 21.11.2020 Raw Story
Over the last four years, President Donald Trump’s White House has been riddled with scandals, lawsuits, and other incriminating claims with evidence to support wrongdoing. But due to presidential protections, no one has been able to hold Trump accountable for his actions. As more evidence continues to mount against the president and many White House […]
Donald Trump took Rudy Giuliani went from ‘America’s Mayor’ to a conspiracy monger 21.11.2020 Raw Story
The hair coloring melting down the sides of his face while he declared long-dead Venezuelan caudillo Hugo Chavez caused President Donald Trump’s election defeat made one thing clear — Rudy Giuliani is no longer “America’s Mayor.” The accolade Giuliani earned for his calm fortitude in leading New York City after the September 11, 2001 attacks […]
Trump campaign loses again in court — this time to G. Gordon Liddy’s son 21.11.2020 Raw Story
President Donald J. Trump’s campaign lost again in court Friday, this time in Maricopa County. Judge Mahoney said, “I will be dismissing the complaint with prejudice. I have heard what I needed to hear today.” Maricopa County lawyer Tom Liddy then defended the county’s election that resulted in President-elect Biden winning the state of Arizona. […]
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Op-Ed: Why Biden should look beyond the usual pool for his Cabinet appointments 21.11.2020 LA Times: Commentary

The highway between the financial industry and high-level Washington appointments has harmed ordinary Americans and benefitted elites.

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The High Cost Of Authoritarianism 20.11.2020 Outside the Beltway

We spend some much time fighting over who should be in power that we don't get anything important done.

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Mitt Romney mocks Trump’s voter fraud claims: ‘Normally you find evidence’ first 19.11.2020 Raw Story
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) on Thursday mocked President Donald Trump’s evidence-free claims that the 2020 election was “stolen” from him. During an interview with Democratic strategist David Axelrod, Romney said he was surprised that so many voters are buying into Trump’s bogus voter fraud claims. “I’m surprised that there are as many people… that give […]
Is Lindsey Graham a Crook, or Just a Liar 19.11.2020 The Moderate Voice

Good old boy Lindsey from South Carolina has been trying to get Brad Raffensperger, the Georgia Secretary of State and a staunch Republican all of his life, to change votes in the presidential election to help Trump switch from the losing column to the winning column. Graham denies any effort to aid Trump in overturning […]

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