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« Reply #405 on: November 02, 2019, 06:57:05 am »

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White House official who heard Trump’s call with Ukraine leader testified that he was told to keep quiet

washingtonpost.com - By Tom Hamburger, close Tom Hamburger Investigative reporter focused on the intersection of money and politics in Washington Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Carol D. Leonnig, close Carol D. Leonnig N…

Americans Hate One Another. Impeachment Isn’t Helping.

theatlantic.com - When I asked Michele Margolis, a political scientist at the University of Pennsylvania and the author of the 2018 book From Politics to the Pews, how much of an effect impeachment would have on the c…

Beto O’Rourke quits presidential race amid financial strains and lagging popularity

washingtonpost.com - Former congressman Beto O’Rourke listens to a question during a town hall event in Alexandria, Va., in April 2018. (Salwan Georges/The Washington Post) By Matt Viser and close Matt Viser National pol…

Trump’s Baffling Plan to Pillage Syria’s Oil

newyorker.com - President Trump dropped a stunner during his rambling press conference, on Sunday, after announcing the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Islamic State leader, in a U.S. raid. In a major policy flip…

FBI and San Francisco Police Have Been Lying About Scope of Joint Counterterrorism Investigations, Document Suggests

theintercept.com - San Francisco police officers working on an FBI counterterrorism task force were routinely given low-level assignments that would invite violations of local San Francisco law and policy, according to…

Opinion | 2020 Meme Team, Assemble

nytimes.com - A long time ago, on a different internet — where Photoshopped images of “God Emperor” Donald Trump riding atop a velociraptor were just a faint glimmer in a young meme lord’s eye — the Republicans we…

How Trump Will Try to Derail Impeachment | DCReport.org

dcreport.org - The damning Oct. 29 testimony by a decorated Army officer who revealed misleading White House edits to the infamous rough transcript of Donald Trump’s “perfect” Ukraine call fits perfectly Trump’s li…

EPA to Weaken Public Protections Against Toxic Coal Ash in Water

ecowatch.com - "[It's] "a huge step backward and incredibly dangerous," said Lisa Evans, general counsel for Earthjustice, to the The New York Times. The move is ostensibly another deregulation to keep coal-fired p…

Arrest of Gov’t Critic and Journalist Max Blumenthal Signals Escalation in War on Alternative Media

mintpressnews.com - Max Blumenthal, the editor of independent media outlet The Grayzone, was secretly arrested on October 25 in a “SWAT-style” morning raid on his Washington D.C. home. He was held in D.C. Central Detent…

Financial Markets To Federal Reserve: Is That All You’ve Got?? - DollarCollapse.com

dollarcollapse.com - So the Fed, as expected, cuts interest rates again. And – also again – Fed Chair Powell implies that he’s done cutting for a while. The financial markets – also once again – react like junkies contem…

Operation Gladio

theblackvault.com - Operation Gladio (Italian: Operazione Gladio) is the codename for a clandestine NATO “stay-behind” operation in Europe during the Cold War. Its purpose was to continue anti-communist actions in the e…

John Bolton’s former deputy asks judge to resolve conflicting demands for House impeachment testimony

washingtonpost.com - House investigators are seeking testimony from former national security advisor John Bolton and a former deputy, Charles Kupperman, who is asking a federal judge whether to comply with a congressiona…

Slouching Towards The Ethnostate: Inside The American Identity Movement

unicornriot.ninja - Washington, DC – Earlier this year, the neo-nazi group Identity Evropa (IE), known for organizing the deadly Unite The Right rally in Charlottesville, rebranded itself the ‘American Identity Movement…

Super-rich prepare to leave UK 'within minutes' if Labour wins election

theguardian.com - The super-rich are preparing to immediately leave the UK if Jeremy Corbyn becomes prime minister, fearing they will lose billions of pounds if the Labour leader does “go after” the wealthy elite with…

Trump tries to banish the specter of impeachment with red-state campaign tour

washingtonpost.com - Attendees wait in line for the Trump rally in Tupelo, Miss., on Nov. 1, 2019. (Rory Doyle/The Washington Post) By Anne Gearan and close Anne Gearan White House reporter Email EmailBio BioFollow Follo…

383,000 Gallons of Crude Oil Spill in North Dakota

ecowatch.com - Environmentalists were outraged but not at all surprised to learn Thursday that the Keystone pipeline sprung yet another massive leak, this time spilling 383,000 gallons of crude oil in North Dakota.…

Fracking banned in UK as government makes major U-turn

theguardian.com - The government has banned fracking with immediate effect in a watershed moment for environmentalists and community activists. Ministers also warned shale gas companies it would not support future fra…

The tipping point for Antarctica is closer than we thought. - The Politicus

thepoliticus.com - Antarctica holds ninety percent of the world’s store of freshwater and would raise sea levels 230 feet if it all melts. East Antarctica’s ice is on the ground with no marine extension. That is not tr…

Alaska’s Big Whale Mystery: Where Are the Bowheads?

insideclimatenews.org - In October, as the hours of daylight dwindle and the residents of Utqiagvik prepare for winter, the bowhead whales make their annual migration. Roughly 17,000 whales depart from northern Canada and t…

Fishery collapse ‘confirms Silent Spring pesticide prophecy'

theguardian.com - The Silent Spring prophecy that pesticides could “still the leaping of fish” has been confirmed, according to scientists investigating the collapse of fisheries in Japan. They say similar impacts are…

The Porch Pirate of Potrero Hill Can’t Believe It Came to This

theatlantic.com - The first time Ganave Fairley got busted for stealing a neighbor’s Amazon package, she was just another porch thief unlucky to be caught on tape. In August 2016, a 30-something product marketing mana…

Welcome To The Third World, Part 30: California Burning In The Dark - DollarCollapse.com

dollarcollapse.com - Venezuela has suffered through recurring power outages this year, as money for routine maintenance dries up and power plant employees flee the country (and, okay, as the US practices its cyberwar ski…

What About Whataboutism?

strategic-culture.org - Vladimir Putin has made a national sport of what-abouting. In 2014, when a journalist challenged him on his annexation of Crimea, Putin brought up the US annexation of Texas. The American invasion of…

Bolivia election audit chief makes surprise resignation

news.yahoo.com - La Paz (AFP) - The head of an international body auditing Bolivia's disputed election results resigned unexpectedly on Friday, casting further uncertainty over a vote that sparked deadly riots and de…

The German city that declared a 'Nazi emergency'

bbc.com - A city in eastern Germany has declared a "Nazi emergency", saying it has a serious problem with the far right. Dresden, the capital of Saxony, has long been viewed as a bastion of the far-right and i…

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