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« Reply #390 on: October 29, 2019, 09:15:11 am »

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House to take first vote on impeachment inquiry of Trump, forcing lawmakers on record

washingtonpost.com - From left, Rep. Jamie B. Raskin (D-Md.), House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.) and Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) return to a secure area at the Capitol after informing repor…

Winning: Trump Boos Reached “Almost 100 Decibels” at Nats Game

vanityfair.com - Donald Trump has rarely returned to New York City since becoming president, likely because, despite the fact that he calls the city home, most people who live there can’t stand him. Yet there may be …

Officials cringe as Trump spills sensitive details of al-Baghdadi raid

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BFP Exclusive: Syria- Secret US-NATO Training & Support Camp to Oust Current Syrian President

newsbud.com - I have been closely following the situation and events in Syria as they unfold. In doing so I totally bypass what’s being misreported by the US mainstream media-Washington Post, New York Times, and t…

Argentina elects new president on promises to fix economy and unify a struggling nation

theconversation.com - Argentina has elected Alberto Fernández of the Peronist party as its next president with 47.4% of the vote. Fernández defeated incumbent Mauricio Macri and four other candidates on Sunday, Oct. 27, a…

Centrist Democrats to Fundraise With U.S. Chamber of Commerce

theintercept.com - Molly Allen, a fundraiser who helped put together the event, noted in an email, “As usual with these events, we expect strong Member attendance and a lively discussion!” The Chamber was one of the la…

Kurdish informant provided key intel in operation that killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

nbcnews.com - Kurdish-led forces allied with the United States provided information — including used underwear for a DNA analysis — that was key to the operation that killed the Islamic State group's leader Abu Ba…

A new California wildfire burns in LA as many face days without power

cnn.com - Ava Rutter, a student at MSMU, posted video of the Getty Fire turning the sky a hellish orange as she went to her car. Fire at MSMU, mandatory evacuation. Walked outside my dorm to my car, saw this, …

New fires are spreading in California despite power blackouts to prevent ignition

vox.com - California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a statewide emergency on Sunday after new fires ignited across the state. Driven by high winds and dry weather, and despite power shutoffs to hundreds of thousan…

No Deal Reached as CTU Strike Continues Into Day 12

unicornriot.ninja - Chicago, IL – The CTU (Chicago Teachers Union) remains on strike for the 12th day after no agreement could be reached over the weekend. Monday marks the eighth day of missed classes, as compared to s…

Journalist Kirill Vyshinsky Recounts His Harrowing Time in a Ukrainian Prison

mintpressnews.com - In November 2018, I became aware of the case of Kirill Vyshinsky, a Ukrainian-Russian journalist and editor imprisoned in Ukraine without trial since May 2018, accused of high treason. Soon after, I …

Of Two Minds - Will MMT Work as Intended, Or Will It Trigger the Collapse of "Money"?

oftwominds.com - MMT is presented as the solution to the "problem" of insufficient government funding, but that's not the real problem. Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) is presented as a means to painlessly fund the larg…

The world is sitting on a $400 trillion financial time bomb

qz.com - Financial disaster is looming, and not because of the stock market or subprime loans. The coming crisis is more insidious, structural, and almost certain to blow up eventually. The World Economic For…

How the Supreme Court and the morbidly rich are ruining democracy in America

rawstory.com - People being killed by wildfires in California and people dying because they can’t afford their insulin are the same thing. Both represent the capture of government by corporations—in other words, bo…

Why the middle class can’t afford life in America anymore

nypost.com - After spending his days teaching AP American history and economics at the public Live Oak High School in San Jose, Calif., Matt Barry drives for Uber. Barry’s wife, Nicole, teaches as well — they eac…

The fight to stop Nestlé from taking America's water to sell in plastic bottles

theguardian.com - The network of clear streams comprising California’s Strawberry Creek run down the side of a steep, rocky mountain in a national forest two hours east of Los Angeles. Last year Nestlé siphoned 45m ga…

The U.S. Only Pretends to Have Free Markets

theatlantic.com - Since around 2000, however, high profits have persisted, rather than attracting new competitors to the American market. This suggests a shift from an economy where entry acted as a fundamental rebala…

Has Humanity’s Homeland Been Found?

theatlantic.com - “The conclusions are far-fetched and very much overstated,” added Carina Schlebusch, a geneticist at Uppsala University who specializes in southern Africa. “It tells us very little about human origin…

Inside the Discovery of Sandworm, the World’s Most Dangerous Hackers

vanityfair.com - Beyond the Beltway, where the DC intelligence-industrial complex flattens out to an endless sea of parking lots and gray office buildings marked with logos and corporate names designed to be forgotte…

‘We Need Medicare for All’: Progressives condemn Bezos decision to shift more health insurance costs onto Washington Post staffers

intrepidreport.com - The Washington Post, owned by world’s richest man Jeff Bezos, is reportedly moving most of its staff onto what one Post journalist described as “high-deductible health insurance plans that shift sign…

The foxes are writing building codes for henhouses

treehugger.com - A secret deal lets the homebuilders dominate the committees that write the building codes for housing. Building Codes have been around since the time of Hammurabi and Deuteronomy, and have always bee…

The Real Reason Facebook Won’t Ban Political Ads

nymag.com - Earlier this month, Facebook caught flack for its decision to not fact-check political advertising. It is not the role of Facebook, according to Mark Zuckerberg, to limit the speech of politicians or…

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