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Doomstead Diner Daily 12/14
« Reply #510 on: December 14, 2019, 06:42:28 am »

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House set for historic floor vote next week after committee approves two articles of impeachment against Trump

washingtonpost.com - House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) speaks briefly to the media after the panel voted on articles of impeachment against President Trump on Friday. (Astrid Riecken/For The Wash…

Analysis | McConnell indicates he’ll let Trump’s lawyers dictate Trump’s impeachment trial

washingtonpost.com - By Aaron Blake close Aaron Blake Senior political reporter, writing for The Fix Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow December 13, 2019 at 12:42 PM EST As soon as the House votes to impeach President Trump…

Fact-based impeachment can’t penetrate the pro-Trump Web

washingtonpost.com - President Trump accused Democrats of “trivializing” the impeachment process. His efforts to undermine the case against him have been aided by the crowdsourced nature of social media, where many Ameri…

Washington Post's Afghanistan Story Reveals Core Folly of American Defense Strategy

rollingstone.com - The Washington Post this week released a blockbuster expose called “The Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History of the War.” After a lengthy legal battle, the Post got hold of documents compiled by SIGA…

Matt Bevin Is Still Wreaking Havoc on His Way Out the Door

nymag.com - Matt Bevin reluctantly conceded the Kentucky governor’s race to Democrat Andy Beshear, but he’s not done wreaking havoc on the voters who rejected him. Before he formally left office, he pardoned hun…

Kentucky governor's 428 pardons include murderer

bbc.com - Former Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin issued 428 pardons in his final days in office, a list that includes multiple violent offenders. The Republican pardoned a convicted child rapist as well as a conv…

EU prepares for Brexit hardball after Johnson win

bbc.com - "Friday the 13th really has lived up to its hype," an EU diplomat texted me this morning. The same diplomat who mournfully noted as soon as the first exit polls were published: "This means bye-bye to…

US axes tariffs on Chinese goods in trade war thaw

au.news.yahoo.com - The United States and China announced a major thaw in their trade war Friday, including immediate cuts to punishing import tariffs, but a lack of detail in the partial deal left markets cautious. "We…

The 10 Most Stoned Moments of the 2020 Presidential Campaign

rollingstone.com - With Donald Trump on one side and a field huge enough for a seventies ensemble comedy on the other – Michael Bloomberg is the record 29th entrant in the Democratic primary – the 2020 election is alre…

How the Fossil Fuel Industry Is Attempting to Buy the Youth Climate Movement

theintercept.com - The same day that 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg gave a stirring speech at the United Nations Climate Action Summit in September, in which she criticized delegates for “stealing my dream…

Of Two Minds - The "Trade Deal": A Pathetic Parody, Credibility Squandered

oftwominds.com - Anyone who thinks this bogus "deal" has resolved any of the issues or uncertainties deserves to be fired immediately. Here's a late-night TV parody of a trade deal: The agreement won't be signed by b…

Icebreaker Pt 7: ICE Case Management Handbook Based on Federal Law Enforcement “System of Systems”

unicornriot.ninja - United States – Unicorn Riot obtained confidential Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) policy manuals in 2017. Icebreaker Part 7 covers ICE’s “Case Management Handbook” which was in effect betwee…

In Climate Fraud Suit, Exxon Mobil Earns Win Over New York State

undark.org - On Tuesday, a New York state judge dismissed a lawsuit against Exxon Mobil alleging that the company had misled investors about the potential effects of climate change regulation on its business. The…

The 100 Memes That Defined The 2010s

buzzfeednews.com - This decade, memes became something not just for a handful of internet nerds who lurked on message boards; memes are now for everyone. The online culture of this decade hasn’t just changed the words …

US-China trade deal: 3 fundamental issues remain unresolved

theconversation.com - The U.S. and China have reportedly reached a so-called phase one deal in their ongoing trade war. While few details have been disclosed, the agreement principally seems to involve the U.S. calling of…

This was a stunning victory for the bullshit-industrial complex | Marina Hyde

theguardian.com - Well. A new dawn has shat, has it not? Shortly after 7am, Boris Johnson slipped into the costume Dominic Cummings has been sewing for him out of the skins of missing statesmen. “I am humbled that you…

Brazil's Amazon deforestation this year nearly size of Puerto Rico, says agency

theguardian.com - Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon jumped to the highest level for the month of November since record-keeping began in 2015, according to preliminary government data published. Destruction of the world…

Trump wants criticism of Israel equated with anti-Semitism

intrepidreport.com - Trump wants anti-Semitism redefined. An executive order perhaps already signed is all about stifling legitimate criticism of Israel. It’s about wanting the Jewish state absolved of occupation, coloni…

A Major but Little-Known Supporter of Climate Denial: Freight Railroads

theatlantic.com - Since 2017, ACCCE has lobbied in support of President Donald Trump’s plan to bail out coal plants. It has also celebrated Trump’s repeal of the Clean Power Plan, which would have dramatically cut U.S…

‘We are the vaccine against unilateralism’: Non-Aligned Movement gathers in Venezuela to resist dictatorship of dollar

thegrayzone.com - Late in the evening on July 19, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif stepped out of a plane and met his Venezuelan counterpart, Jorge Arreaza, on the tarmac outside Caracas with an enthusiastic embra…

How a Right-Wing Troll Managed to Manipulate the Mainstream Media

rollingstone.com - There’s a folksy saying that grandparents of all stripes like to dispense: If it looks like a duck and acts like a duck, then you shouldn’t be surprised when it starts quacking. Another, perhaps less…

Aesop: The Frogs Ask for a King

voxpopulisphere.com - Once upon a time, the Frogs were discontented because they had no one to rule over them: so they sent a deputation to Jupiter to ask him to give them a King. Jupiter, despising the folly of their req…

Opinion - Why Did A Saudi Pilot Kill U.S. Sailors While Three Others Filmed It?

informationclearinghouse.info - He explained: “I’m not against you for just being American, I don’t hate you because [of] your freedoms, I hate you because every day you [are] supporting, funding and committing crimes not only agai…


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