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« Reply #375 on: October 23, 2019, 09:49:33 am »

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Bill Taylor’s Quid Pro Quo Testimony Blows Up Trump’s Last Line of Defense

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William Taylor Delivers the Smoking Gun

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Bill Taylor’s Testimony Paints a 'Damning' Picture of Trump's Ukraine Quid Pro Quo

www.vice.com - WASHINGTON — Bill Taylor is known as a “straight shooter” — and he just fired a shot in President Trump’s direction. Taylor, the acting U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, told lawmakers of a back-door press…

Greater Middle East Project of Chaos: The Management of Savagery

www.mintpressnews.com - (Analysis) — Destination Afghanistan was known as the big easy back in the halcyon days of the late 1960s. Hippies from throughout the affluent West hitchhiked to the capital, Kabul, where crash pads…

‘Alarming circumstances’: A distressed diplomat tells a tale of venal intrigue

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The Kurds will never again help the US in the Middle East: Veteran CIA officer

www.rawstory.com - This article was paid for by Raw Story subscribers. Not a subscriber? Try us and go ad-free for $1. Prefer to give a one-time tip? Click here. This week, as hundreds of ISIS fighters escaped from Kur…

How Rudy Giuliani’s Legacy as U.S. Attorney Is Coming Back to Haunt Him

theintercept.com - Rudy Giuliani secured a dubious distinction earlier this month when he became the second known ex-U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York to face investigation by his former office. The n…

Attorney General Barr Preaches a Secular Law-and-Order Christianity

nymag.com - One of my favorite speeches in recent history was delivered by Barack Obama at Notre Dame University ten years ago. In it he warned against the particular kind of self-righteousness for which the Chr…

‘Abuse of Power Is Not a Crime’: Trump’s Former AG Defines His Credo

nymag.com - It is through his attorneys general that President Trump has always expressed his authoritarian vision in its purest form. He first appointed Jeff Sessions solely because, Trump said, he believed Ses…

Analysis | Here are the next shoes to drop in the Trump-Ukraine scandal

www.washingtonpost.com - Diplomat William B. Taylor Jr. arrives on Capitol Hill. (Matt McClain/The Washington Post) By Aaron Blake close Aaron Blake Senior political reporter, writing for The Fix Email EmailBio BioFollow Fol…

Michael Cohen Offers Dirt on Giuliani’s Ukraine Henchman

www.vanityfair.com - History certainly felt like it was repeating itself. Hours after two associates who helped Rudy Giuliani dig up dirt on Joe Biden were arrested and charged with campaign-finance violations on behalf …

The FBI’s Long History of Treating Political Dissent as Terrorism

theintercept.com - While terrorism in the U.S. is relatively rare, over the last decade most politically motivated violence has come at the hands of far-right extremists. Despite that reality, the FBI has devoted dispr…

The Worst Day in Earth’s History Contains an Ominous Warning

www.theatlantic.com - A new paper, published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, offers a possible answer: The impact changed the chemical content of the ocean, rendering seawater more acidic…

Water is a growing source of global conflict. Here’s what we need to do

www.weforum.org - The most intensive drought ever recorded in Syria lasted from 2006 to 2011. Water scarcity hit households, businesses and infrastructure, while in the countryside crops failed, livestock died, and en…

Corporations and governments collude in prison slavery racket

www.peoplesworld.org - In this Feb. 1, 2012 photo, inmate William Adams, of Hazlehurst, Ga., sews a laundry bag while working in a garment shop at Coxsackie Correctional Facility in Coxsackie, N.Y. New York prisons institu…

Politician charged in human trafficking adoption scheme

apnews.com - PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona elected official ran a human smuggling scheme that promised pregnant women thousands of dollars to lure them from a Pacific Island nation to the U.S., where they were cramme…

Spanish state repression in Catalonia may be shocking – but it’s nothing new | Arnaldo Otegi

www.theguardian.com - The Spanish supreme court’s deeply unjust verdict, handing out harsh prison sentences to nine Catalan government and civil society leaders for organising a peaceful referendum on self-determination i…

Scientists have trained rats to drive tiny cars to collect food

www.newscientist.com - Kelly Lambert/University of Richmond Rats have mastered the art of driving a tiny car, suggesting their brains are more flexible than we thought. The finding could be used to understand how learning …

Milan University Students Reject Zionist Occupation of Their Campus

www.mintpressnews.com - MILAN, ITALY — My lecture at the University of Milan was scheduled for the afternoon of October 9, 2019. That morning the university president, pressured by a local Zionist group, decided to cancel t…

200 women say ‘creepy’ Trump molested them

www.rawstory.com - Most women know what it’s like to be approached by a guy like Donald Trump. He’s that guy you spot coming at you from across the party with hands extended and eyes emblazoned by a voracious glare. Ce…

The Tulsi Gabbard Episode | Gaslit Nation on Patreon

www.patreon.com - This week on Gaslit Nation we start off by discussing the shocking and sad death of House Oversight Committee chairman Elijah Cummings. We review Cummings’ long struggle to bring Trump administration…

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