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White House invokes executive privilege to bar former counsel from turning over documents to Congress

www.washingtonpost.com - By Rachael Bade Rachael Bade Congressional reporter Email Bio Follow May 7 at 11:50 AM The White House on Tuesday invoked executive privilege to bar former White House counsel Donald McGahn from comp…


A day after blocking House demand for Trump’s tax returns, Mnuchin addressed gathering of his top fundraisers

www.washingtonpost.com - By Michelle Ye Hee Lee , Michelle Ye Hee Lee National political enterprise and accountability reporter covering money and influence in politics Email Bio Follow Josh Dawsey and Josh Dawsey Reporter c…


Failed ‘Coup’ a Fake Corporate News Story Designed to Trick Venezuelan Soldiers—and US Public

fair.org - After days of breathless reporting in the US media about public and military support for Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro collapsing, and about an April 30 coup by presidential poseur Juan Guaidó,…


Trump Pardons Ex-Soldier Convicted of Killing Unarmed Iraqi Man

www.telesurenglish.net - United States President Donald Trump granted a full pardon Monday to a former army lieutenant who was convicted of killing an unarmed Iraqi man. Ilhan Omar Calls US Iraq Invasion 'Illegal' on 16th An…


Denver: One student killed and seven injured in shooting at school

www.theguardian.com - One 18-year-old student was killed and seven teenagers were injured when two students opened fire Tuesday inside a charter school in an affluent community in Denver, Colorado. Douglas county sheriff …


Trump Wants to Make It Legal for Debt Collectors to Text You “Where’s the Money, A$$hole?”

www.vanityfair.com - Out of all the agencies the Trump administration has attempted to destroy from the inside, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau stands out from the pack. Under the tutelage of Mick Mulvaney, the …


US Sanctions Violate Human Rights, International Law: UN Expert

www.telesurenglish.net - The United Nations (U.N.) Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of sanctions, Idriss Jazairy, expressed deep concern on Monday at the recent measures against Cuba, Venezuela, and Iran by the Unit…


Pompeo Makes Surprise Visit to Iraq Amid Turmoil With Iran

www.telesurenglish.net - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a surprise visit to Baghdad Tuesday in order to meet with Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi, the Reuters News Agency reported. This unannounced meeting ca…


As the republic teeters, will the news media get serious?

www.cjr.org - No sooner had newsrooms shaken their election night astonishment and called the 2016 election for Donald Trump than a journalistic consensus crystallized on where campaign coverage had gone wrong: a …


Trade war threatens to roil 2020 race as Republicans complain about the tariffs Trump loves

www.washingtonpost.com - By Toluse Olorunnipa and Toluse Olorunnipa White House reporter Email Bio Follow Seung Min Kim Seung Min Kim White House reporter Email Bio Follow May 7 at 7:50 PM President Trump’s aggressive trade …


Donald Trump May Be One of the Biggest Losers in America

www.vanityfair.com - President Donald Trump's ever-elusive tax returns got slightly demystified Tuesday, as the New York Times released a report detailing one decade of Trump's finances from his days as a real estate tyc…


An Internal Memo Raises New Questions About Self-Dealing at the N.R.A.

www.newyorker.com - In July of 2018, as the National Rifle Association was in the throes of a financial crisis, a half-dozen of the organization’s accountants produced a document detailing what they believed to be the m…


Humanity Is About to Kill 1 Million Species in an Epic Murder-Suicide

nymag.com - Human beings are more prosperous and numerous than we’ve ever been, while the Earth’s other species are dying off faster than at any time in human history. These two conditions are related. But if th…


CBS Censors “The Good Fight” for a Musical Short About China

www.newyorker.com - Last Thursday, fans of “The Good Fight”—the darkly funny Trump-era spinoff of “The Good Wife,” created by the married showrunners Robert and Michelle King, which is currently airing, barely, on the l…


Writing in an Age of Propaganda

writingcooperative.com - I recently wrote a piece about the NFL’s controversial new rules, which essentially ban its players from engaging in the form of protest Colin Kaepernick used to raise awareness about racialized poli…


How Humans Derailed the Earth's Climate in Only 160 Short Years

www.inverse.com - Climate change might be the most urgent issue of our day, both politically and in terms of life on Earth. There is mounting awareness that the global climate is a matter for public action. For 11,500…


Student Loan Forgiveness Program Offers False Hope, Rejects 99% of Applications | naked capitalism

www.nakedcapitalism.com - The infamous HAMP program, which the Administration revised so many times on the fly as to give incompetent and mendacious mortgage servicers air cover for failing to modify mortgages, at least had a…


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