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Doomstead Diner Daily 11/23
« Reply #465 on: November 23, 2019, 07:30:50 am »

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Justice Dept. watchdog finds political bias did not taint top officials running the FBI’s Russia probe but documents errors

washingtonpost.com - Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz testifies before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in September 2019. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) By Ellen Nakashima, close Ellen …

Exclusive: Giuliani associate willing to tell Congress Nunes met with ex-Ukrainian official to get dirt on Biden

cnn.com - Bondy tells CNN that his client and Nunes began communicating around the time of the Vienna trip. Parnas says he worked to put Nunes in touch with Ukrainians who could help Nunes dig up dirt on Biden…

Trump says he might veto legislation that aims to protect human rights in Hong Kong because bill could affect China trade talks

washingtonpost.com - President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping during a meeting on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit in Osaka, Japan, on June 29. (Susan Walsh/AP) By David J. Lynch close David J. Lynch Finan…

Trump impeachment: released documents reveal Giuliani-Pompeo links

theguardian.com - Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani was in contact with secretary of state Mike Pompeo in the months before the US ambassador to Ukraine was abruptly recalled, according to a cache of docume…

The CIA's Jack Ryan Is 'Regime-Change' Propaganda Aimed At Venezuela

mintpressnews.com - The second season of the big budget series Jack Ryan has just debuted across multiple platforms. Described as “the huge hit that Amazon has been hoping for,” the series follows the story of an eponym…

The Quiet Danger of McConnell’s Racist Policies

medium.com - There is no question that the president of this country is racist. His outbursts on social media illustrate that clearly, as do his policies at the border, attempts to end Medicaid expansion, Medicai…

Of Two Minds - The Hollowing Out of America

oftwominds.com - Here is hollowed-out America, an economy of ever-greater financial wealth piling up in the hands of the few while tens of millions of wage-earners can't afford what was available to everyone, even th…

Opinion | Trump’s GOP defenders cannot be shamed. It’s time to try this instead.

washingtonpost.com - House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.) with Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) during David Holmes's testimony on Thursday. (Matt McClain/The Washington Post) By Greg Sargent close Gre…

Sondland Pressed Ukraine to Smear Biden at Trump’s Direction, Diplomat Says

theintercept.com - Donald Trump’s point man on Ukraine, Gordon Sondland, admitted during a conversation in July that the president had directed him to press Ukraine’s leader, Volodymyr Zelensky, to open a sham investig…

New Report Reveals US Sanctions Have Cost 40,000 Venezuelan Lives

mintpressnews.com - The Washington DC-based Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) published a report Thursday on the effects of US sanctions against Venezuela. The 27-page paper was authored by economists Mark Weis…

Opinion | We know what happened. Now it’s time to compel Republicans to refute it or condone it.

washingtonpost.com - Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), chair of the House Intelligence Committee, makes his concluding remarks at a hearing on Thursday in the impeachment inquiry in Washington. (Bill O'Leary/The Washington Po…

Ukraine Corruption: Trump's Latest Import | DCReport.org

dcreport.org - When Donald Trump asked his Ukrainian counterpart to announce investigation of a U.S. political rival, it wasn’t just dirt he was trying to import, but a whole phenomenon. It’s name in Ukraine can be…

A Guided Tour of AI and the Murky Ethical Issues It Raises

undark.org - As I read Melanie Mitchell’s “Artificial Intelligence: A Guide for Thinking Humans,” I found myself recalling John Updike’s 1986 novel “Roger’s Version.’’ One of its characters, Dale, is determined t…

Bolivian Coup Gov Targets TeleSur, Alternative Media as Protests Increase

mintpressnews.com - Facing increased resistance to its rule, the new “transition” government of Jeanine Añez in Bolivia has begun to purge and censor potential threats to its authority, including in the media. TeleSUR, …

Don’t eat romaine lettuce from California’s Salinas Valley, CDC warns

washingtonpost.com - U.S. health officials are telling people to avoid romaine lettuce grown in Salinas, Calif., as they investigate a food poisoning outbreak. They also say not to eat the leafy green if the label doesn'…

A Crispr Milestone Hints at a Future of Cures — and Oversight Concerns

undark.org - Just seven years after scientists announced the first use of Crispr-Cas9 gene editing technology on human cells, researchers shared new evidence this week that Crispr can be used to cure two serious …

“They’re Killing Us Like Dogs” – A Massacre In Bolivia And A Plea For Help

popularresistance.org - I am writing from Bolivia just days after witnessing the November 19 military massacre at the Senkata gas plant in the indigenous city of El Alto, and the tear-gassing of a peaceful funeral processio…

Just How Far Will Republicans Go for Trump?

theatlantic.com - Andrew Baumann, a Democratic pollster who has extensively studied younger voters, told me one reason for that contrast is this: Young adults haven’t witnessed the earlier impeachment struggles of the…

Read Sacha Baron Cohen's scathing attack on Facebook in full: 'greatest propaganda machine in history'

theguardian.com - In a speech last night at the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the actor and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen attacked Facebook and other social media platforms for enabling the proliferation of hate speech a…

Trump Just Repeated the Russian Conspiracy Theory Republicans Deny He Believes

nymag.com - Yesterday, Fiona Hill testified that President Trump and his allies have circulated “a fictional narrative that has been perpetrated and propagated by the Russian security services themselves,” absol…

Trump’s Crime Against America

theatlantic.com - Trump saw an opportunity to strong-arm a weaker country into helping him win reelection, he abused his presidential authority to coerce it into doing so, and then he and his advisers sought to hide w…

Opinion -Princeton Study: The U.S. Is Not ‘Losing’ Its Democracy, It’s Already Long Gone

informationclearinghouse.info - While some might argue that introducing new campaign finance laws as well as anti-corruption legislation is the answer, we have to remember that the foxes remain in charge of the hen house, and there…


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