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Doomstead Diner Daily 11/21
« Reply #450 on: November 21, 2019, 06:06:06 am »

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Sondland acknowledges Ukraine quid pro quo, implicates Trump, Pence, Pompeo and others

washingtonpost.com - By Rachael Bade, close Rachael Bade Congressional reporter Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Aaron C. Davis and close Aaron C. Davis Investigative reporter Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Matt Zapotosk…

Analysis | 5 takeaways from Gordon Sondland’s blockbuster testimony

washingtonpost.com - By Aaron Blake close Aaron Blake Senior political reporter, writing for The Fix Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow November 20, 2019 at 2:13 PM EST The most anticipated — and potentially most important …

Exclusive: Parnas Helped Nunes’ Investigations

thedailybeast.com - Lev Parnas, an indicted associate of Rudy Giuliani, helped arrange meetings and calls in Europe for Rep. Devin Nunes in 2018, Parnas’ lawyer Ed MacMahon told The Daily Beast. Nunes aide Derek Harvey …

Ukraine knew of stalled aid far earlier than White House claims, official testifies

theguardian.com - Ukraine raised concerns about a hold on military aid on the same day as Donald Trump’s infamous phone call with its president, a Pentagon official told the impeachment inquiry on Wednesday. The evide…

Brexit and Bannon | Gaslit Nation on Patreon

patreon.com - Nearly a year ago, Gaslit Nation interviewed UK journalist Carole Cadwalladr about the connections between Brexit, the 2016 election, and non-state hostile actors like militarized propaganda firm Cam…

Elizabeth Warren's Support for Bolivia Coup Consistent With Hawkish Foreign Policy

mintpressnews.com - Massachusetts Senator and Democratic Presidential nomination frontrunner Elizabeth Warren endorsed the recent U.S. backed military coup d’état in Bolivia Monday. Warren’s statement carefully avoided …

Republicans Smear Ukrainian Who Helped Expose Manafort

theintercept.com - Americans who do not get all of their information about Ukraine from Fox News or right-wing Twitter and Facebook feeds have no doubt been baffled by the Republican cross-examination of witnesses call…

Iran's internet 'blackout' hits four-day mark

bbc.com - A country of 80 million people - and practically no way to get online. Iran's internet shutdown has lasted for four days now, sparking international concern. Following protests over a sharp increase …

Photographer Captures Image of Trump’s Handwritten ‘No Quid Pro’ Notes

nymag.com - President Trump’s giant, handwritten talking points about the Ukraine scandal were photographed Wednesday as he spoke to reporters on the White House lawn, providing a glimpse into the mind of a man …

Australia fires: record-breaking temperatures fuel bushfires across the country

theguardian.com - Record-breaking spring temperatures helped spark and fan bushfires across the country on Thursday, forecasting a potentially devastating bushfire summer. In Victoria, 100km/h winds fanned more than 6…

Why Financial Markets’ New Exuberance Is Irrational | by Nouriel Roubini

project-syndicate.org - NEW YORK – This past May and August, escalations in the trade and technology conflict between the United States and China rattled stock markets and pushed bond yields to historic lows. But that was t…

Opinion | If Pompeo doesn’t testify, he should be impeached

washingtonpost.com - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the White House. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By Jennifer Rubin close Jennifer Rubin Opinion writer covering politics and policy, foreign and domestic Email …

Hong Kong rights bill clears US Congress, heads to Trump

news.yahoo.com - US lawmakers Wednesday overwhelmingly approved legislation that supports human rights and democracy in Hong Kong and also backs the territory's anti-China protesters, sending the measure opposed by B…

Trump’s War on Expertise Is Only Intensifying

theatlantic.com - The portrayal of foreign-policy and national-security professionals as untrustworthy and disdainful elites was central to Senator McCarthy’s crusade against alleged Communists in the federal governme…

Joe Biden, In Departure from Obama Policy, Says He Would Make Saudi Arabia a “Pariah”

theintercept.com - Foreign policy took center stage in Wednesday night’s Democratic debate, with former Vice President Joe Biden saying he would not sell weapons to Saudi Arabia – marking a sharp contrast with the Obam…

'What happened was a massacre': grief and rage in Bolivia after day of deadly violence

theguardian.com - Tears filled Primitivo Quisbert’s bloodshot eyes as he contemplated his son’s swollen, lifeless face – and why someone else’s struggle for political supremacy had condemned his child to an early grav…

The Folly of Climate Change Philanthropy

undark.org - In the spring of 2013, the Rockefeller Foundation — the hundred-year-old charitable organization started by Standard Oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller — launched an ambitious program to help cities arou…

Opinion: Worried about how facial recognition technology is being used? You should be

latimes.com - If you’re worried about how facial recognition technology is being used, you should be. And things are about to get a lot scarier unless new regulation is put in place. Already, this technology is be…

Judge intends to rule by Monday on House subpoena to Donald McGahn

washingtonpost.com - Then-White House counsel Donald McGahn walks by a window after talking to President Trump in February 2018. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By Spencer S. Hsu November 19, 2019 at 7:52 PM EST A f…

Why is architecture and building so different in Europe?

treehugger.com - Mike Eliason, an American architect working in Germany, explains. Mike Eliason is an architect from Seattle who is known to TreeHugger for his strong opinions and his praise of dumb boxes. He has a s…

Humans Are Wiping Out Species So Fast That Evolution Can't Keep Up

ecowatch.com - With the consequences of human activities pushing Earth into a sixth mass extinction, a team of biologists have calculated that plant and animal species are being wiped out so quickly that evolution …

'Screaming animals in pain': Beekeepers traumatised as they check on hives after fires

abc.net.au - Beekeepers checking on hives are some of the first people into fire-ravaged forests, and are not prepared for the traumatic sights and sounds of wounded and suffering animals. NSW Apiarists Associati…

Massive Mildura dust storm leaves Victorian town 'unliveable' amid 40C heat

theguardian.com - As Victoria issued a code red bushfire alert and Melbourne sweltered through a record-equalling November temperature, the residents of Mildura walked out of their homes at midday on Thursday to see a…

Archaeologists Discover 3,000-Year-Old Megalithic Temple Used by a 'Water Cult'

livescience.com - Archaeologists have discovered a 3000-year-old megalithic temple in Peru that an ancient "water cult" used for fertility rituals. The temple, found at the Huaca El Toro archaeological site, is locate…

Opinion | Video completely undercuts former NYPD officer about alleged assault

washingtonpost.com - By Radley Balko close Radley Balko Opinion writer focusing on civil liberties, the drug war and the criminal-justice system Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Opinion writer November 20, 2019 at 8:00 AM…


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