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« Reply #60 on: May 22, 2019, 07:12:28 am »

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Confidential draft IRS memo says tax returns must be given to Congress unless president invokes executive privilege

www.washingtonpost.com - By Jeff Stein and Jeff Stein Economic policy reporter Email Bio Follow Josh Dawsey Josh Dawsey Reporter covering the White House Email Bio Follow May 21 at 6:46 PM A confidential Internal Revenue Ser…

Justice Department willing to hand over counterintelligence if Schiff backs off 'enforcement action'

www.businessinsider.com - Traders are bracing for the Trump administration to expand its blacklist of Chinese technology champions, raising the prospect of further escalation of the US-China trade war. The White House is cons…

Laurence Tribe predicts all 9 Supreme Court justices will back Democrats subpoenaing Trump: ‘The jig is up’

www.rawstory.com - One of America’s most celebrated Constitutional law experts on Tuesday predicted Donald Trump was on a fast-track to suffer a humiliating defeat before the United State Supreme Court. MSNBC anchor La…

A Homeland Security Whistleblower Goes Public About ICE Abuse of Solitary Confinement

theintercept.com - Gallagher, whose first job in the federal government was as a lawyer working to deport immigrants, embarked on a yearslong process to raise the alarm about what was taking place in ICE detention cent…

Right-wing pundit Ken Cuccinelli is an anti-LGBTQ bigot, and Trump is set to appoint him to a senior DHS position

www.mediamatters.org - Ken Cuccinelli, a former CNN commentator and Virginia attorney general, will reportedly be named to a senior position at the Department of Homeland Security, where he will coordinate immigration poli…

We’ve Hit a New Low in Campaign Hit Pieces

www.rollingstone.com - Last week, the Daily Beast ran this headline: “Tulsi Gabbard’s Campaign Is Being Boosted by Putin Apologists” That was followed by the sub headline: “The Hawaii congresswoman is quickly becoming the …

Trump’s Demands for Investigations of Opponents Draw Intensifying Criticism

www.nytimes.com - Hunter Biden has become a particular target for Mr. Trump and his allies. They have focused attention on his personal life, including his 2014 discharge from the Navy Reserve after testing positive f…

Turkey opposes foreign intervention in Venezuela

www.aa.com.tr - Turkey opposes foreign interventions including coup attempt in Venezuela, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday. Speaking on Turkey’s position on the Venezuelan crisis in a panel, Cavusogl…

A conservative activist’s behind-the-scenes campaign to remake the nation’s courts

www.washingtonpost.com - Investigative A conservative activist’s behind-the-scenes campaign to remake the nation’s courts Leonard Leo helped conservative nonprofits raise $250 million from mostly undisclosed donors in recent…

Why America Feels Like Rome Falling All Over Again

eand.co - There’s a thought that’s been echoing in head recently: if America began as a new Rome, why are we surprised that it’s ending eerily like the old one? Now, this is going to be a tough essay to read. …

Congress Wants Answers On Putin Pal Oleg Deripaska's Big Kentucky Investment

crooksandliars.com - Congressional Democrats are demanding that the Trump administration review the $200 million investment Russian conglomerate Rusal is going to be putting into a Kentucky aluminum rolling mill. Rusal a…

Of Two Minds - Technology Is Not Just Disruptive, It's Disastrously Deflationary

www.oftwominds.com - Deflation eats credit-dependent, mass-consumption economies alive from the inside. While AI (artificial intelligence) garners the headlines, the next wave of disruptive technologies extend far beyond…

What China wants: 3 things motivating China's position in trade negotiations with the US

theconversation.com - Relations between the U.S. and China have deteriorated sharply in recent days after trade negotiations broke down, leading some to suggest we are on the cusp of a new “cold war.” President Donald Tru…

Internal emails reveal how the chemical lobby fights regulation

www.theguardian.com - Jayne DePotter spent almost a decade making her Michigan jewelry studio a second home for young artists seeking direction, seniors looking to exercise their hands and minds and new immigrants in sear…

Is it because they have a common enemy that Israel and Saudi Arabia are now in a political romance?

punchng.com - Barack Obama signs a deal with Iran, lifts sanctions on them, gives the Ayatollahs $150 billion in cash and access to economic goodies they had been denied for years — and the mainstream media hails …

Why High-Class People Get Away With Incompetence

www.nytimes.com - The study consisted of four experiments. Class was defined multiple ways each time. The first experiment involved about 150,000 small-business owners in Mexico applying for a loan. In addition to pro…

Misreading the Story of Climate Change and the Maya - Resilience

www.resilience.org - Carbon dioxide concentrations in Earth’s atmosphere have reached 415 parts per million – a level that last occurred more than three million years ago, long before the evolution of humans. This news a…

Virtual Pipelines: A Dangerous New Way to Transport Fracked Gas by Truck

www.desmogblog.com - For several years a mysterious fleet of tractor trailers loaded with natural gas cylinders has been crisscrossing U.S. roads, and in the dark early morning hours on Sunday, March 3, one drove off a h…

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