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« Reply #60 on: May 31, 2019, 07:31:09 am »

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No One Wants to Talk About Mueller’s Most Definitive Conclusion

www.theatlantic.com - Quinta Jurecic: Mueller counted on institutions to grapple with his report. They didn’t. A few minutes later, as he finished up, Mueller returned to the theme. He said it even after thanking members …


Opinion | Mueller destroyed one of Trump’s biggest lies. Trump just helped him do it.

www.washingtonpost.com - By Greg Sargent Greg Sargent Opinion writer covering national politics Email Bio Follow Opinion writer May 30 at 10:33 AM President Trump just admitted that Russia helped elect him president. “I had …


Trump’s tariff threat to Mexico may upend trade deal, undermine the economy

www.washingtonpost.com - By David J. Lynch and David J. Lynch Financial writer covering trade and globalization Email Bio Follow Kevin Sieff Kevin Sieff Latin America Correspondent Email Bio Follow May 30 at 10:51 PM Preside…


Mueller Speaks! | Gaslit Nation on Patreon

www.patreon.com - Hey, it can talk! In this episode of Gaslit Nation, we break down Mueller’s surprise press conference on Thursday with a special guest – Alexandra Chalupa, the independent researcher who was one of t…


National Spelling Bee uses ‘octochamps’ in a sentence, crowning eight co-champions

www.washingtonpost.com - By Orion Donovan-Smith and Orion Donovan-Smith Email Bio Follow Kayla Epstein Kayla Epstein Embedded audience editor on the National desk Email Bio Follow May 31 at 6:21 AM Pandemonium erupted — eigh…


How soybeans became China's most powerful weapon in Trump's trade war

theconversation.com - Soybeans may not seem all that useful in a war. Nonetheless they’ve become China’s most important weapon in its ever-worsening trade conflict with the U.S. China, the world’s biggest buyer of the cro…


With New Trump Policy, Is the Moon for the Taking?

undark.org - President Donald Trump at a signing ceremony for Space Policy Directive 1, which aims to return Americans to the moon by 2024. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, the culmi…


‘An absolutely brutal year’: Alberta farm incomes plummet 70 per cent in 2018

calgaryherald.com - Alberta farm incomes plummeted in 2018 due to a “brutal” combination of conditions that included severe drought, wild weather and global trade barriers. According to data released by Statistics Canad…


Sinking of Russian Nuclear Submarine Known to West Much Earlier Than Stated, NSA Document Indicates

theintercept.com - If one were to draw a map of the locales most pivotal to Vladimir Putin’s political trajectory, the bottom of the Barents Sea might not immediately come to mind. And yet, long before his incursions i…


Contracts Reveal How the DEA Exercises Control Over Television, Film Productions

www.mintpressnews.com - Nearly 200 pages of Drug Enforcement Administration contracts with producers were obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. They show for the first time how the agency interacts with televisio…


Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee’s Office Is Working With Volkswagen to Crush a Union Drive

theintercept.com - Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee’s office has been secretly assisting Volkswagen’s efforts to defeat the United Auto Workers organizing drive in Chattanooga, according to emails obtained through the state’s p…


Opinion | We love to hate the government. Then along come measles.

www.washingtonpost.com - By Catherine Rampell Catherine Rampell Columnist covering economics, public policy, politics and culture Email Bio Follow Columnist May 30 at 6:36 PM Americans love, love, love to hate on government,…


“Incoherent and Poorly Conceived”: The Times Gives Maddow the Cold Shoulder

www.vanityfair.com - On Sunday, May 19, New York Times finance editor David Enrich got a request from a producer at MSNBC to appear on Rachel Maddow’s show the following night. Enrich had a red-hot front-page story for M…


Crispr gene-editing will change the way Americans eat – here's what's coming

www.theguardian.com - Soon, soybeans will be bred to yield oil without dangerous trans fats. Lettuce will be grown to handle warmer, drier fields. Wheat to contain less gluten. And pigs bred to resist deadly viruses. Some…


‘Doing my job!’ Top French journalist refuses to reveal sources to security services

www.rt.com - “They asked me many questions on the manner in which I checked my information, which was an indirect way of asking me about my sources,” Ariane Chemin told AFP, adding that she declined to answer the…


Capitalism is killing the world’s wildlife populations, not humanity

kinder.world - In the months since, he has axed environmental roles in the government and planned three major building projects in the Amazon, including a bridge over the river itself. As Bolsonaro scraps environme…


Of Two Minds - Why Being a Politician Is No Longer Fun

www.oftwominds.com - As a society, we are ill-prepared for the end of "politics is the solution." It's fun to be a politician when there's plenty of tax revenues and borrowed money to distribute, and when the goodies get…


Scotland faces climate 'apocalypse' without action to cut emissions

www.theguardian.com - The head of Scotland’s nature conservation agency has warned the country faces an “apocalyse” of flooded towns, dead forests and polluted rivers unless urgent action is taken to cut CO2 emissions. Fr…


Ancient DNA is revealing the origins of livestock herding in Africa

theconversation.com - Visitors to East Africa are often amazed by massive herds of cattle with a gorgeous array of horn, hump and coat patterns. Pastoralism – a way of life centered around herding – is a central part of m…



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