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Doomstead Diner Daily 11/26
« Reply #465 on: November 26, 2019, 05:49:46 am »

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Former White House counsel Donald McGahn must comply with House subpoena, judge rules

washingtonpost.com - Then-White House counsel Donald McGahn in 2018. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler calls him “a central witness to allegations that President Trump obstructed Special Counsel Mueller’s…

Supreme Court blocks House committee from immediately reviewing Trump’s financial records

washingtonpost.com - The court instructed the president’s lawyers to file a petition by Dec. 5 stating why the court should accept the case for full briefing and oral argument. (Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post) By Robe…

Trump Ally John Kennedy Retracts Conspiracy of Ukraine Meddling in 2016 Election

nymag.com - On Sunday, Louisiana Senator John Kennedy, who plays a frequent defender of President Trump on TV, responded to a question from Fox News’ Chris Wallace — Was it Russia or Ukraine that hacked the Demo…

What Impeachment Is Revealing About the Republican Party

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Amnesty International Toes US Gov't Line in Urging Unrest in Iran

mintpressnews.com - The U.S. government has lent its full support to anti-government protesters in Iran. “The United States is with you,” announced Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Vice President Mike Pence was similarly…

U.S. Resumes Large-Scale Operations Against ISIS in Northern Syria

nytimes.com - “What we’re talking about are the pockets of people who represent the wreckage that followed in the wake of the caliphate,” General McKenzie said in describing what was left of ISIS’s religious state…

Michael Bloomberg’s Right-Wing Views on Foreign Policy Make Him a Perfect Candidate for the Republican Nomination

theintercept.com - But what of his foreign policy? Bloomberg is an ardent free trader and champion of globalization, but what else? As Nathan Robinson of Current Affairs has pointed out, “Foreign policy is one of the m…

Children Born With Birth Defects Near U.S. Base in Iraq

theintercept.com - More than a decade and a half after the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, a new study found that babies are being born today with gruesome birth defects connected to the ongoing American military presence …

Emboldened by Bolsonaro, Land-Hungry Ranchers Are Destroying a Pioneering Project to Help the Poor and Save the Amazon

theintercept.com - On the morning of February 12, 2005, American missionary Dorothy Stang was walking by the side of the road in the Brazilian Amazon when she was approached by two gunmen. She was alone. But she should…

Establishment Dems Demands Trump be Impeached, but Not for War Crimes

mintpressnews.com - The Presidential impeachment proceedings rumble on as House Democrats continue their attempt to remove Donald Trump from office. Their case centers around the revelation that the President used his o…

South African Nazi Exposed In International Terror Training Network

unicornriot.ninja - Cape Town, South Africa – In information posted online today, antifascists in Eugene, Oregon identified a man named Francois Kemp as the South African point of contact for a shadowy fascist group cal…

Of Science, Fear, and Nuclear Radiation

undark.org - For Andrew Maidment, the chief of physics for the Department of Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania, it was one of the oddest phone calls he’d ever received. “A woman called me up once,” he r…

In bleak report, U.N. says drastic action is only way to avoid worst effects of climate change

washingtonpost.com - Smoke rises from chimneys of the gas boiler houses as the temperature dropped to minus-7 Celsius in Moscow this month. (Maxim Shipenkov/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock) By Brady Dennis close Brady Dennis Report…

The Inside Story of Christopher Steele’s Trump Dossier

newyorker.com - For nearly three years, President Trump has spun an alternate reality in which he was not helped and tainted by Russia during the 2016 Presidential campaign but, rather, his political opponents and h…

“Terrifying” Climate Impacts 626% Worse Than Expected for Intact Forest Loss

scitechdaily.com - ‘Losing Earth’s remaining wilderness is devastating by itself, but climate impacts 626 percent greater than expected is terrifying,’ Professor Watson said. Credit: The University of Queensland The im…

In Greenland’s Melting Ice, A Warning on Hard Climate Choices

e360.yale.edu - The heat wave arrived early this spring — a shroud of temperate air, sweeping in during early June, which enveloped the Northern Hemisphere’s biggest ice sheet in a stifling hug. At its peak, nearly …

Are Trump’s Critics Demonically Possessed?

theatlantic.com - That Metaxas ignores all of that, and instead pretends that the objections of Christian critics of Trump are theological and doctrinal in nature, illustrates how fundamentally weak his case is. He wo…

Opinion | There’s no other way to explain Trump’s immigration policy. It’s just bigotry.

washingtonpost.com - Jewish, interfaith and immigrant groups hold a rally in front of the White House on Aug. 11 to commemorate the Jewish day of mourning by calling on the Trump administration to change its immigration …

Military spending: 20 companies profiting the most from war

usatoday.com - There was a 1.1 percent increase in global military spending in 2017, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. The global rise was driven partially by a $9.6 billion hike in…

How Capitalism Destroyed the American Mind

eand.co - Yesterday, Jack announced that Twitter would ban all political advertising. “Hallelujah!”, cried the pundits. Isn’t that we’ve all been waiting for — given Twitter and Facebook’s dismal history of le…

Waging War Against the Rule of Law

counterpunch.org - Mosaic representing both the judicial and legislative aspects of law designed by Frederick Dielman – Public Domain There is no doubt about it: at our present moment in history it is embarrassingly ha…

Record Inequality and Corporate Profits Are What Media Call a ‘Strong Economy’

fair.org - Who are you going to believe, “hard data” or your lying eyes (CNBC, 10/7/19)? Last month, CNBC (10/7/19) reassured us that fears of a potential recession are “overblown,” because the “hard data” show…

Everything You Think You Know About the Collapse of the Soviet Union Is Wrong

foreignpolicy.com - Every revolution is a surprise. Still, the latest Russian Revolution must be counted among the greatest of surprises. In the years leading up to 1991, virtually no Western expert, scholar, official, …

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