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« Reply #345 on: October 04, 2019, 07:24:23 am »

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Trump publicly calls on China to investigate Bidens

www.washingtonpost.com - President Trump speaks to journalists on the South Lawn of the White House on Thursday. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By Philip Rucker , Philip Rucker White House Bureau Chief Email Bio Follow…


US diplomats told Zelenskiy that Trump visit was dependent on Biden statement

www.theguardian.com - US diplomats told Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, that a prestigious White House visit to meet Donald Trump was


Historians on Trump: We've never seen anything like this

www.cnn.com - Trump's documentary record differs dramatically from his predecessors. A worrisome thread runs through each conversation. Trump appears laser-focused on his own fortunes to the exclusion of the natio…


Text messages dive deeper into Trump's extortion of Ukraine

www.motherjones.com - The House Intelligence Committee has obtained a series of text messages that went back and forth this summer between the acting ambassador to Ukraine, Bill Taylor, and two of Donald Trump’s roving tr…


Unfit for Office

www.theatlantic.com - The question of whether Trump can serve as a national fiduciary turns more on his narcissistic tendencies than his sociopathic ones, but Trump’s sociopathic characteristics sufficiently intertwine wi…


'Is This Thing On?': FEC Chair Forced to Remind Trump (Again) That It Is 'Illegal' to Solicit Election Help From Foreign Governments

www.commondreams.org - Ellen Weintraub, the chair of the Federal Election Commission, took to Twitter Thursday afternoon to muse over whether or not President Donald Trump understands that soliciting or accepting foreign a…


Trump wanted Ukraine’s president to launch investigations before face-to-face meeting, State Dept. texts show

www.washingtonpost.com - By Karoun Demirjian , Karoun Demirjian Congressional reporter focusing on national security Email Bio Follow Rachael Bade , Rachael Bade Congressional reporter Email Bio Follow Josh Dawsey and Josh D…


Poll: Trump's reelection prospects hold steady amid impeachment inquiry

thehill.com - President TrumpDonald John TrumpSessions says he still supports Trump despite ouster as AG House Republicans voice concerns about White House's impeachment messaging Giuliani consulted with Manafort …


New Study Warns India-Pakistan Nuclear War Could Kill 125 Million Immediately—Then Spark Global Mass Starvation

www.commondreams.org - The U.S. and other nuclear powers should rapidly stop nuclear proliferation, researchers at Rutgers University said Wednesday as they released a study showing that a nuclear war between India and Pak…


Irony is dead: The Trump sons are doing everything possible to make corruption a major 2020 issue

www.vox.com - A central tenet of Trumpism is never to pass up an opportunity to attack your political foes, but if there’s one situation the president’s children really should stay out of it’s the one unfurling ov…


Trump's commerce secretary oversaw Russia deal while at Bank of Cyprus

www.theguardian.com - Wilbur Ross, the Trump administration’s new commerce secretary, presided over a deal with a Russian businessman with ties to Vladimir Putin while serving in his previous role as vice-chairman of the …


Petition filed at ICC to probe Saudi ruler MBS for role in murder of Jamal Khashoggi

www.commondreams.org - As human rights advocates marked the one-year anniversary Wednesday of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a U.S.-based law firm revealed that it filed in July a petition at the International C…


Your cotton tote is pretty much the worst replacement for a plastic bag

qz.com - If you’re trying to contribute as little as possible to the two global calamities of climate change and the swirling gyres of forever-materials slowly filling our oceans, there’s a useful formula to …


French wine and Italian cheese prices could rise with new US tariffs on EU

www.vox.com - President Donald Trump is going after French wine and European cheese. But this time, it actually makes some sense. The United States is imposing $7.5 billion in tariffs on imports from the European …


Everything you wanted to know about Electric Vehicles but were afraid to ask

www.mnn.com - By Ted Cannis, Global Director, Electrification, Ford Motor Company As the head of electrification for Ford, the questions I get from family, friends and colleagues about electric vehicles run the ga…


The Trump jobs era really is different

qz.com - In terms of job creation, if nothing else, Donald Trump seems quite similar to his predecessor. In Barack Obama’s last 16 months in office, the number of jobs in the US increased by 2.4%. In the firs…


Squirrels rely on birds to let them know when it's safe to go out

www.mnn.com - Gifted acrobats, they trampoline from tree to tree, always a step ahead of danger. They've even been known to gather old rattlesnake skins and rub the scent on their fur to create a kind of predator …


Tennessee Court Says Music City Can Keep Cracking Down on Home Recording Studios

reason.com - Music City can continue its crackdown on home music studios thanks to a new ruling from the Davidson County Chancery Court in Tennessee upholding a Nashville law that prohibits home business owners f…


You Absolutely May Not Look at This Nickelback Photograph

splinternews.com - Who would have guessed that Nickelback would save the day. Less than a day after President Donald Trump tweeted a very dumb Nickelback meme using the band’s music video for their 2005 hit “Photograph…


Most of Us Are Not Doing So Well: Numbers Crunching Working People

www.commondreams.org - Though a recent poll suggests the majority of Americans disapprove of President Trump’s “overall performance,” they support his “handling of the economy” more than other issues surveyed. "The prosper…


Handmaid's Tale Wedding Portrait Sparks Facebook Commenter Ire

jezebel.com - When Margaret Atwood first wrote The Handmaid’s Tale in 1985, she likely didn’t imagine Kylie Jenner to don a red cloak and scream “praise be” for an Instagram influencer’s birthday party. I’d also a…

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