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Doomstead Diner Daily 11/6
« Reply #405 on: November 06, 2019, 07:15:22 am »

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Democrats flip Virginia Senate and House, taking control of state government for the first time in a generation

washingtonpost.com - MIDLOTHIAN, VA - NOVEMBER 05: Voters at Robious Elementary School in Midlothian, VA. There were key races in Virginia that could potentially shift the political balance of power. (Matt McClain/The Wa…

Kentucky outcome embarrasses Trump and worries many Republicans ahead of 2020

washingtonpost.com - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andy Beshear speaks at the Kentucky Democratic Party election night watch event Tuesday. (Bryan Woolston/AP) By Robert Costa close Robert Costa National political r…

Top Trump ally admits tying Ukraine aid to Biden investigation

news.yahoo.com - Washington (AFP) - A top ally of President Donald Trump admitted he told a Ukraine official that military aid was contingent on Kiev investigating Trump's Democratic rival Joe Biden, testimony releas…

The Guy Trump Cited as Proof There Wasn’t a Quid Pro Quo Just Said There Was a Quid Pro Quo

rollingstone.com - Few figures have been more entangled in the Trump administration’s plot to extort Ukraine into investigating the Bidens than Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union who was deposed…

AP sources: State Dept. worried about defending ambassador

apnews.com - WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department’s third-ranking official is expected to tell Congress that political considerations were behind the agency’s refusal to deliver a robust defense of the former U…

Impeachment transcripts expose the truth: House Republicans don’t give a damn about protecting America

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

Facing Tumult in Washington, Pompeo Heads to Germany

nytimes.com - Pompeo will visit five German cities, including one that is home to a U.S. Army base where he served as a tank commander in the 1980s. In Berlin, he is to deliver a speech highlighting the U.S. role …

The Persistent Influence of Trump’s “Shadow Adviser” Erik Prince

theintercept.com - Matthew Cole: Well, I think it’s pretty clear that Erik’s description of himself and his connection to the Trump administration in his testimony to the House Intelligence Committee during the Russia …

Opinion | On Ukraine, Trump Is a Con Man, but He’s Also a Mark

nytimes.com - At first glance it might seem as if Parnas and Fruman were just doing Giuliani’s bidding when, in 2019, they started pushing the same disinformation. But Giuliani wasn’t paying them — they were payin…

Bernie Sanders "best" on health care, the economy, immigration and the environment among Democratic candidates in new 2020 poll

newsweek.com - A new poll finds that, among 1,115 adult respondents living in the United States, 2020 Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders is "the best" on several particular issues, including healthcare, the enviro…

Nick Turse: Castle Black

voxpopulisphere.com - As distinct from other peoples, most Americans do not recognize — or do not want to recognize — that the United States dominates the world through its military power. Due to government secrecy, our c…

Informant Reveals FBI’s Already Vast Powers to Investigate Right-Wing Extremists

theintercept.com - In June 2012, Chris Stevens, a top-rated Army sniper, received a Facebook message from an acquaintance he hadn’t seen in years. The message was from a man Stevens had known as a teenager. Before Stev…

Secret Gerrymandering Files Can Now Be Made Public, Court Rules

theintercept.com - Eight years ago, when Thomas Hofeller addressed state legislators from across the country in the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center at National Harbor, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C…

Does the Civil Rights Act protect LGBT workers? The Supreme Court is about to decide

theconversation.com - The complicated history of the Civil Rights Act in the U.S. is about to get even more so. In 1964, the act – specifically, Title VII of the act – made it illegal for employers to discriminate based o…

A Distracted White House Lets China's Expansion Go Unchecked | DCReport.org

dcreport.org - While Donald Trump basked in the glow of a fake picture of him giving a military hero dog a medal of honor and infuriated Russia by claiming the United States is “keeping the oil” in Syria, he’s blow…

“Syriza Let Us Down — But We Can Still End Austerity”

jacobinmag.com - The antidemocratic structure of the EU’s political mechanisms is a key problem. This domination by an impersonal nomenklatura is so lacking in democratic legitimization or accountability that not eve…

Electricity, water cuts power Lebanon's protest movement

news.yahoo.com - Beirut (AFP) - For 32-year-old Uhood from Beirut's Tariq al-Jdideh district, corruption in Lebanon's leadership is the reason she has to shower at a friend's house when water pipes run dry at home. I…

Op-Ed: Climate change could bring bubonic plague back to Los Angeles

latimes.com - The steamship caused the last global outbreak of bubonic plague. Climate change could cause the next one. Longer, hotter weather patterns are extending the breeding season of rats and rodents, leadin…

Experts declare climate emergency and warn of 'untold human suffering'

dailymail.co.uk - Thousands of the world's greatest scientists have joined together to declare that 'untold human suffering' is unavoidable without deep and lasting shifts in human activities. An alliance of more than…

WSJ News Exclusive | California Mayors Join Campaign to Buy Out PG&E

wsj.com - By law, the utilities commission must determine that any plan approved by a federal bankruptcy court is in the public interest before it can be implemented. That is why the coalition is seeking to pe…

Why is India's pollution much worse than China's?

bbc.com - As India's north continues to struggle with extreme pollution levels, the story has put a fresh spotlight on air quality in cities across Asia. Beijing has long been notorious for its smog - but stat…

Oceans Are Warming Faster Than Predicted

scientificamerican.com - Up to 90 percent of the warming caused by human carbon emissions is absorbed by the world’s oceans, scientists estimate. And researchers increasingly agree that the oceans are warming faster than pre…

Army Recruitment Now Based On Student Debt

popularresistance.org - Above Photo: Sgt. 1st Class Brian Hamilton / Army JROTC fitness performance at Lemon Bay High School The U.S. Army wants a 500,000 active-duty force by the end of this next decade, about 25,000 more …

China Breaks The Western Debt Stranglehold On The World

popularresistance.org - Above Photo: From Journal-neo.org The west has colonized, exploited, ravaged and assassinated the people of the Global South for hundreds of years. Up to the mid-20th Century Europe has occupied Afri…

Opinion -Leaked Audio Confirms U.S. in Bolivian Coup Plot

informationclearinghouse.info - In their conspiracy talks, Bolivian politicians also mention a former Bolivian president whose name is not explicitly mentioned, former New Republican Force lawmaker Mauricio Muñoz and former Army of…

CIA, the Real Lords of The Poppy-Fields & Striking White Gold in Afghanistan

newsbud.com - In this report I present rarely mentioned facts on the invasion of Afghanistan made possible by the September 11 Terror attacks. I talk about the Real Lords of the Poppy-Fields and the booming Afghan…

Opinion -The Imperial Propaganda Machine:

informationclearinghouse.info - Sometimes all I can do is stare in awe at the power and efficiency of the imperial propaganda machine. When I first started this gig in 2016 Assange had way more support, from Berners, Greens, Trumpe…

The Mexican Mormon War - Drug Cartels vs. Mormons Full Length

informationclearinghouse.info - This fascinating documentary touches on a number of hot-button topics the affect U.S.-Mexico relations, e.g. gun and drug trafficking, cartel-related violence, Operation Fast and Furious, gun control…

Guess what's causing Americans the most stress?

treehugger.com - This year's Stress in America survey by the American Psychological Association might make you feel not so all alone. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times ... or so it seems, depending …

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