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« Reply #45 on: May 20, 2019, 08:00:10 am »

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Media Setting Up Iran as New ‘Threat’ That Must Be Confronted

fair.org - Once again the Washington Post (5/14/19) presents the United States as “drifting toward war”—this time with Iran. The Washington Post editorial’s headline (5/14/19) had the US “drifting” toward war w…

As Trump escalates China trade dispute, economic ties lose stabilizing force in matters of national security

www.washingtonpost.com - By Paul Sonne Paul Sonne National security reporter focusing on the U.S. military Email Bio Follow May 19 at 2:59 PM The United States for years relied on economic interdependence with China as a sta…

Graduation speaker pledges to pay class of 2019 student debt

apnews.com - ATLANTA (AP) — A billionaire technology investor and philanthropist says he will provide grants to wipe out the student debt of the entire graduating class at Morehouse College - an estimated $40 mil…

France Takes Unprecedented Action Against Reporters Who Published Secret Government Document

theintercept.com - Journalists in France are facing potential jail sentences in an unprecedented case over their handling of secret documents detailing the country’s involvement in the Yemen conflict. Earlier this week…

A Major Coal Company Went Bust. Its Bankruptcy Filing Shows That It Was Funding Climate Change Denialism.

theintercept.com - The bankruptcy of one of the largest domestic coal producers in the country has revealed that the company maintains financial ties to many of the leading groups that have sowed doubt over the human c…

‘I get the same intel:’ Iran threat exaggerated by GOP hawks, Rep. Gallego says

www.washingtonpost.com - National security adviser John Bolton, left, and Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) (The Washington Post) By Alex Horton Alex Horton General assignment reporter covering national and breaking news Email Bio Fo…

Abortion Fight or Strong Economy? For G.O.P., Cultural Issues Undercut 2020 Message

www.nytimes.com - These new targets offer fresh material with which Republicans can galvanize their base and try to make the case to moderate voters that, while they may be uneasy with the Trump-era G.O.P., the altern…

Social Security Benefits Have Lost 33% of Their Buying Power Since 2000 -- The Motley Fool

www.fool.com - Millions of seniors collect Social Security in retirement, and for a large chunk, those benefits constitute the bulk of their income. Unfortunately, those who rely on Social Security too heavily risk…

Deutsche Bank Staff Saw Suspicious Activity in Trump and Kushner Accounts

www.nytimes.com - Kerrie McHugh, a Deutsche Bank spokeswoman, said the company had intensified its efforts to combat financial crime. An effective anti-money laundering program, she said, “requires sophisticated trans…

The Abortion Fight and the Pretense of Precedent

www.newyorker.com - As both candidate and President, Donald Trump has lied so frequently and so extravagantly that it’s possible to overlook the occasions when he told the truth. During the campaign, for example, he sai…

BP backs Trump’s Arctic oil drilling plans despite climate risk

unearthed.greenpeace.org - Following Trump’s announcement, Unearthed has learned that BP wrote to administration officials requesting that additional areas of the US coastline be included in an upcoming offshore oil and gas le…

Google blocks Huawei access to Android updates after blacklisting

www.theguardian.com - Google has suspended Huawei’s access to updates of its Android operating system and chipmakers have reportedly cut off supplies to the Chinese telecoms company, complying with orders from the US gove…

States aren’t waiting for the Trump administration on environmental protections

www.washingtonpost.com - By Brady Dennis and Brady Dennis Reporter focusing on environmental policy and public health issues Email Bio Follow Juliet Eilperin Juliet Eilperin Reporter covering domestic policy and national aff…

Tennessee Pastor Who Repeatedly Raped Daughter, 14, Gets Light Sentence Because Jesus

www.patheos.com - Nothing says “good Christian man” like **** and incest: Tennessee Pastor David Richards received a light sentence after being convicted of repeatedly raping his 14-year-old daughter. In a despicable …

Ukrainian comic Zelensky sworn in as president

www.bbc.com - Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelensky has been sworn in as the country's new president at a ceremony in the capital Kiev. Mr Zelensky, who has no previous political experience, scored a landslide vic…

Exit polls predict Narendra Modi will cruise back to power in India

qz.com - A bunch of exit polls, which began trickling in after the final phase of India’s national election concluded yesterday (May 19), suggests the Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) gove…

The Propaganda Multiplier: How Global News Agencies and Western Media Report on Geopolitics

portside.org - The key role played by these agencies means Western media often report on the same topics, even using the same wording. In addition, governments, military and intelligence services use these global n…

His Visa Was Stamped, His Papers in Order. Then He Was Targeted By a Secretive CBP Task Force.

theintercept.com - Abdikadir Mohamed felt nervous as he approached the customs desk at John F. Kennedy Airport on December 13, 2017. The previous summer he had married his wife, Malyuun, in a ceremony held in South Afr…

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