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Donald Trump, Gunrunner for Hire 14.8.2018 Truthout.com
Trump’s proposal to make it easier for global gunrunners to operate from the US has been met with jubilation by the NRA.

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The Faulty Logic Behind the Attack on BDS 10.8.2018 ConsortiumNews.com
Defenders of Israel are using flawed logic in trying to tar supporters of the age-old tactic of boycotts as anti-semitic, argues Lawrence Davidson. By Lawrence Davidson If you search the topic boycotts on Google you immediately realize how historically common…Read more →
U.S. to impose new sanctions on Russia for nerve agent attacks 9.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The move, which comes months after the attack in the U.K. on Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, follows pressure on the Trump administration from lawmakers in both parties.
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Skripal case: US sanctions over Novichok hit Russian rouble 9.8.2018 BBC: Business
Ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter fell ill after being poisoned by a nerve agent in the UK.
Skripal attack: US to sanction Russia over nerve agent poisoning 9.8.2018 BBC News - US & Canada
The US is to slap sanctions on Russia over the nerve agent attack on Sergei Skripal in the UK.
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Paul Laxalt, Former Nevada Senator And Reagan Confidante, Dies At 96 7.8.2018 Outside the Beltway
Paul Laxalt, the former Nevada Senator who was one of President Reagan's closest confidantes outside the White House, has died at 96.
Remembering the Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Perilous Times 6.8.2018 Truthout.com
The people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki paid the price not for Japanese aggression but for US imperial ambitions.

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Winning an Arms Race in Space Remains a Futile Fight 6.8.2018 ConsortiumNews.com
Donald Trump is not the first U.S. president to want to militarize life beyond Earth. But that approach is bankrupt, believes Jonathan Marshall. By Jonathan Marshall Special to Consortium News When Donald Trump declared it was time to Make America…Read more →
Defense budget shifts U.S. military's focus from terrorism to China and Russia 5.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The 2,500-page National Defense Authorization Act, which tells the Pentagon how to spend its budget, is headed to President Trump's desk for signature. Here's a look at its key provisions.
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Out of spotlight, tribes keep fighting Dakota pipeline 3.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
U.S. District Judge James Boasberg in Washington, D.C., is weighing whether the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers adequately considered effects on the tribes before approving the Dakota Access pipeline. He is expected to rule by Aug. 10.
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In Shielding US from Legal Obligations, Kavanaugh Conflates International Law with Foreign Laws 1.8.2018 ConsortiumNews.com
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has nothing but contempt for international law. But he has shown uncritical deference to executive power, particularly in the so-called war on terror cases, argues Marjorie Cohn. By Marjorie Cohn The two primary sources of…Read more →
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A Progressive Political Economy in the Aftermath of Neoliberalism’s Destruction 30.7.2018 Truthout.com
The global capitalist economy functions in a very asymmetrical and dangerous way.

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A Summary of US-Russia Relations 29.7.2018 Outside the Beltway
Senator Corker provided a pretty damning run-down last week.
Red Fawn and State-Sponsored Sexual Assault of Native Women at Standing Rock 27.7.2018 Truthout.com
The battle still hasn't ended between Water Protectors and the American government

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Torn Away, Traumatized and Tongue-Tied: Seeking Asylum While Indigenous 26.7.2018 Truthout.com
An Indigenous asylum seeker who primarily speaks the Mayan dialect of K'iche' describes her ordeal.

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Israel Illegally Enshrines Apartheid in Its “Basic Law” 24.7.2018 Truthout.com
Israel's new legislation violates both customary and treaty-based international law.

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Tapper Grills Rubio On Trump's Love For Russia, That 'Offer' To Interrogate McFaul And A Putin WH Visit 22.7.2018 Crooks Liars

Marco Rubio joined Jake Tapper on CNN "State of The Union" this morning to discuss a variety of Trump-related issues. To say he showed a moderately functioning spine would be a lie - it had the consistency of overcooked pasta.

Regarding Putin coming to the White House (vomit) and the symbolism (vomit) behind it and how offensive it is to most Americans (gag):

TAPPER: The White House says plans are in the works to bring Vladimir Putin to the white house for a meeting in the fall. what's your reaction and do you think if Putin comes to town he should also come to Capitol Hill?

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Meanwhile, About Those Other Issues at the Summit 21.7.2018 ConsortiumNews.com
They actually held a Russian-American summit in Helsinki on Monday to talk about life and death issues, though you wouldn’t know it from the corporate media. Alexander Mercouris explores some of those other issues. By Alexander Mercouris The summit meeting…Read more →
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Trump Invites Putin To D.C. For A Second Summit 20.7.2018 Outside the Beltway
The Trump Administration is inviting Vladimir Putin to Washington, D.C. for a second summit in the fall. What could possibly go wrong?
Kavanaugh Scorns International Law and Loves Executive Power 18.7.2018 Truthout.com
If confirmed, Kavanaugh will almost certainly defer to a law-breaking president.

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