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Doomstead Diner Daily 10/26
« Reply #390 on: October 26, 2019, 06:56:13 am »

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Giuliani butt-dials NBC reporter, heard discussing need for cash and trashing Bidens

nbcnews.com - Late in the night Oct. 16, Rudy Giuliani made a phone call to this reporter. The fact that Giuliani was reaching out wasn't remarkable. He and the reporter had spoken earlier that evening for a story…

Perspective | One idea has shaped Giuliani’s whole career: Everyone is wrong but me

washingtonpost.com - Giuliani attends the White House Sports and Fitness Day last year. The House Committees of Foreign Affairs, Oversight, and Intelligence have issued subpoenas for Giuliani’s records related to Ukraine…

Trump frustrated as White House effort to defy impeachment inquiry fails to halt witness testimony, advisers say

washingtonpost.com - President Trump walks to board Marine One to depart from the South Lawn at the White House on Friday. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By Carol D. Leonnig and close Carol D. Leonnig National inve…

Blow to Trump as DoJ ordered to turn over evidence from Mueller grand jury

theguardian.com - A judge on Friday ordered the justice department to give the House unredacted portions of grand jury testimony from special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, handing a victory to Democra…

House Impeachment Inquiry Subpoenas More Trump Officials

nytimes.com - The issue is at the center of the impeachment inquiry, which is investigating whether Mr. Trump abused his power to pressure President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine to incriminate Mr. Trump’s politic…

Now House Republicans Hate The Rules They Made - The National Memo

nationalmemo.com - Congressional Republicans don’t want to debate President Donald Trump’s attempt to extort political prosecutions of Americans from Ukraine — and given the damning facts emerging every day, their relu…

The FBI’s Long History of Treating Political Dissent as Terrorism

theintercept.com - While terrorism in the U.S. is relatively rare, over the last decade most politically motivated violence has come at the hands of far-right extremists. Despite that reality, the FBI has devoted dispr…

Did Bill Barr Call His Shot? Unanswered Questions about FBI’s Foreknowledge of the El Paso Shooting

mintpressnews.com - As a series of recent mass shootings have brought renewed demands for the U.S. government to do something to address the spike in “lone wolf” violence, the Trump administration’s decision to blame in…

Donald Trump Has a Big Problem in the Senate

theatlantic.com - After another private meeting Monday night with Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader, Mr. Trump began complaining privately that he did not think Senate Republicans were doing eno…

Lawyers Rip DOJ’s Criminal Investigation of Mueller Probe Origins: ‘Obviously Corrupt’ and ‘What the Framers Feared’

lawandcrime.com - A person familiar with the matter stunningly confirmed the following on Thursday: the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the nation’s highest law enforcement organization, is now criminally investigat…

AG William Barr Formally Announces Orwellian Pre-Crime Program

mintpressnews.com - Last Wednesday, U.S. Attorney General William Barr issued a memorandum to all U.S. attorneys, law enforcement agencies and top ranking Justice Department officials announcing the imminent implementat…

Vladimir Putin is looking unstoppable after a string of victories that Trump handed to him on a plate

businessinsider.com - This week alone, the Russian president: His deal to jointly patrol northeastern Syria with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, made on Tuesday, establishes Russia as a power player in the war-tor…

Lindsey Graham's Trump impeachment resolution has "absolutely no substance" and is a "legally ignorant red herring," say constitutional scholars

newsweek.com - Sen. Lindsey Graham's resolution to the Senate condemning the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump has "absolutely no substance," said a constitutional scholar, and is full of "phony…

Can We Break the Cycle of War and Famine?

undark.org - Vandana Shiva, an Indian environmental activist, once described growing one’s own food as “the most revolutionary act.” That idea is clearly echoed in “Food or War,” by Australian climate scholar Jul…

Californians face more blackouts as fire risk remains high

vox.com - Wildfires once again ignited this week across California, with conditions for more severe blazes remaining high. Utilities are responding by shutting off power to their customers, with blackouts in m…

Electric Utilities Can’t Blame Wildfires Solely on Climate, Experts Say

scientificamerican.com - Bill Johnson is a utility executive, not a climate scientist. That didn’t stop the Pacific Gas and Electric Co. CEO from wading into California’s complex climate conditions. Noting that Northern Cali…

Acid Rain, That '70s Scourge, Comes Back | DCReport.org

dcreport.org - Starting in the 1970s acid rain turned hundreds of lakes and streams in Adirondack Park in upstate New York so acidic that fish could not survive. Acid rain can be so toxic that it etches paint off c…

Of Two Minds - This Is What Worries Me

oftwominds.com - In this disintegrative phase, people are increasingly indignant if their magical-thinking "solution" is challenged. It's practically un-American to confess you're worried. Can-do self-help and cheerf…

As the World’s Garbage Piles Up, Controversy Over Waste-to-Energy Continues

undark.org - Facing streets choked with trash, the Indian city of Bengaluru is considering constructing five plants that will burn garbage to produce energy. And as garbage from around the world piles up in Indon…

Pentagon awards controversial $10 billion cloud computing deal to Microsoft, spurning Amazon

washingtonpost.com - President Donald Trump, left, and Satya Nadella, center, chief executive of Microsoft, listen as Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos speaks at the White House in 2017. (Alex Brandon/AP) By Aaron Gregg …

Coca-Cola Named Most Polluting Brand in Global Plastic Waste Audit

theintercept.com - Coca-Cola was found for the second year in a row to be the most polluting brand in a global audit of plastic trash conducted by the Break Free From Plastic global movement. The giant soda company was…

How Brexit Will End

newyorker.com - When does uncertainty become the worst condition of all? This fall, more than three years after Britain voted to leave the European Union, no one was sure what form Brexit would take, what kind of re…

After This Fungus Turns Ants Into Zombies, Their Bodies Explode

nytimes.com - What was once thought to be one species of fungus now turns out to be at least 28. Each zombifies a different species of ants or attacks other insects. These species all belong to a much bigger group…

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