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At fiery Democratic debate, a sour welcome for Bloomberg and criticism for Sanders

washingtonpost.com - By Matt Viser, close Matt Viser National political reporter Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Annie Linskey, close Annie Linskey National political reporter focused on the 2020 presidential campaign Em…

Who Won (and Lost) the Democratic Debate in Nevada

nymag.com - The top six contenders for the Democratic nomination gathered Wednesday night for (what feels like) the 7,000th primary debate of the 2020 cycle. But the latest episode of the politics-themed reality…

Report: Trump Tried to Bribe Julian Assange With a Presidential Pardon

vanityfair.com - Asked by CNN’s Erin Burnett at a Las Vegas town hall whether he takes the president at his word, Buttigieg responded: “Not if he’s sending out his supporters to talk in this way. The idea of the like…

Assange lawyer claims congressman offered pardon on behalf of Trump in exchange for absolving Russia in WikiLeaks DNC case

washingtonpost.com - A demonstrator holds a leaflet outside Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London on Wednesday. (Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP) By William Booth and close William Booth London bureau chief Email EmailBio BioF…

9 killed in suspected far-right attack in Germany

apnews.com - HANAU, Germany (AP) — A 43-year-old German man shot and killed nine people at several locations in a Frankfurt suburb overnight in attacks that appear to have been motivated by far-right beliefs, off…

Coronavirus Live Updates: Changes to Diagnosis Criteria Result in Confusion

nytimes.com - South Korea reported 31 additional cases of the coronavirus on Thursday, bringing the country’s total number of patients infected to 82. The number of people who have tested positive for the virus in…

Live updates: Coronavirus cases surge in South Korea as first death reported, mayor tells residents to stay indoors

washingtonpost.com - By Gerry Shih and close Gerry Shih China Correspondent Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Teo Armus close Teo Armus Reporter on the Morning Mix team Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow February 20, 2020 at …

The 11 Criminals Granted Clemency by Trump Had One Thing in Common: Connections

nytimes.com - Angela Stanton, an author and television personality with a record stemming from a stolen-vehicle ring, was championed by Alveda King, a niece of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. A Fox News contri…

Opinion | Twitter Is Real Life

nytimes.com - There’s also something ineffable about Twitter’s influence, especially as it pertains to politics, around movement building and fandoms. Honest, sustained social media momentum behind candidates does…

Bloomberg Has Advocated Cuts to Social Security for Years

theintercept.com - But this is true of any kind of saving for retirement, Social Security or cash or shares in a mutual fund. If you want to stop working in 30 years but still continue eating food, you don’t buy $1,000…

You don't need all those clothes in your closet

treehugger.com - The Minimalists chat with Courtney Carver, founder of Project 333, on why stuffed closets are overrated. If you've ever tried to create a capsule wardrobe and pare down the number of clothes you wear…

Bloomberg campaign warns of 'insurmountable' Sanders lead if moderates split votes

thehill.com - Democratic presidential hopeful Mike Bloomberg's campaign warned in a memo released Wednesday that Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden leads Sanders by single digits in South Carolina: poll Pro-Tr…

Oil and gas firms 'have had far worse climate impact than thought'

theguardian.com - The oil and gas industry has had a far worse impact on the climate than previously believed, according to a study indicating that human emissions of fossil methane have been underestimated by up to 4…

‘Corporate Media Are Not Observers of the Electoral Process; They Are Participants’


fair.org - Janine Jackson interviewed FAIR’s Jim Naureckas about the Democratic primaries for the February 14, 2020, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. Janine Jackson: From debates tha…

Great Barrier Reef on brink of third major coral bleaching in five years, scientists warn

theguardian.com - The Great Barrier Reef could be heading for a third major coral bleaching outbreak in the space of five years if high ocean temperatures in the region do not drop in the next two weeks, scientists an…

popularmechanics.com - Boing Boing has tracked down a mesmerizing video that shows an anvil floating in a vat of mercury. Science YouTuber CodyDon Reeder has nearly 2 million subscribers to his channel Cody’s Lab. In this …

70,000-year-old Neanderthal remains may be evidence that 'closest human relative' buried its dead

livescience.com - Some Neanderthals may have buried their dead. That's according to the discovery of a partial Neanderthal skeleton found deep in a cave in Iraqi Kurdistan alongside a possible grave marker. Neandertha…

Virginia House Passes Bill That Gives Electoral Votes To The Popular Vote Winner

mavenroundtable.io - Virginia’s House of Delegates passed a bill that would award the state’s electoral votes to the national winner of the presidential popular vote on Tuesday, CNN reported. HB 177 would incorporate Vir…

NYC Taxpayers Spending Millions On Cyber Center With Controversial Ties To Israeli Intelligence

popularresistance.org - As MintPress has reported on several occasions, all three of these entities have a history of aggressively spying on the U.S. federal government and/or blackmailing top American politicians, raising …

Anti-Pipeline Protests Shut Down Canadian Rail Networks

popularresistance.org - Anti-pipeline protests have shut down major rail networks across Canada as indigenous rights and environmental activists act in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en people of British Columbia, who are fi…

Trump Pastor Tells Followers To Skip Paying Electric Bills And Send Her The Cash

mavenroundtable.io - One of President Donald Trump’s spiritual advisers recently told her followers that sending her as much money as they possibly can will help them curry favor with God — even if that means skipping ou…

Jim Bakker Is Selling Colloidal Silver As A Cure For The Coronavirus

mavenroundtable.io - Televangelist Jim Bakker sells all sorts of goodies to his faithful followers, from food buckets to water bottles to vitamins — and that includes his “Silver Solution,” which the pastor claims will g…

The First Days of the Trump Regime

theatlantic.com - People may think of authoritarian nations in Cold War terms, as states with bombastic leaders who grant themselves extravagant titles and weigh their chests down with meaningless medals. These are na…

Leaked Document Shows How Big Companies Buy Credit Card Data on Millions of Americans

vice.com - Yodlee, the largest financial data broker in the U.S., sells data pulled from the bank and credit card transactions of tens of millions of Americans to investment and research firms, detailing where …

Episode 33: "Getting Past Overpopulation Denial"

worldpopulationbalance.org - It’s a beautiful thing: a world in which everyone is aware and informed about overshoot and overpopulation’s role in that, and they all have the freedom to make an informed, loving decision about how…

Jeremy Grantham warns eventually only the rich will procreate as chemicals leave the poor sterile

cnbc.com - High-profile investor Jeremy Grantham warned in a letter that falling birth rates in the developed world could accelerate in coming years due to increasing chemical toxicity, allowing only wealthy pe…

Why Trump Fears Bernie

medium.com - When Trump ran against Clinton in 2016 he made a show of rallying against the establishment. He bragged that he would shake things up and root out corruption. Now, he is the establishment. Should San…

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