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Doomstead Diner Daily 12/11
« Reply #510 on: December 11, 2019, 06:00:34 am »

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Congress to Vote on $22 Billion Defense Increase One Week After Trump Slashed Food Stamps

theintercept.com - In a joint statement, presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders and Khanna, who is Sanders’s campaign chair, called the National Defense Authorization Act “a bill of astonishing moral cowardice,” an…

The Legal Strategy Behind Keeping Impeachment Simple

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Russian FM warned on election meddling but invited by Trump

news.yahoo.com - Washington (AFP) - President Donald Trump warned Moscow against meddling in next year's election, the White House said Tuesday, but Russia's foreign minister denied the issue came up in a Washington …

Opinion | The inspector general report just blew up Trump’s lies. So Barr is rushing to the rescue.

washingtonpost.com - Attorney General William P. Barr and President Trump on Nov. 26. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images) By Paul Waldman and close Paul Waldman Opinion writer covering politics Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Gr…

No-fly rule for Saudi students after US base attack

bbc.com - The US has grounded hundreds of Saudi military aviation students at bases across the country in the wake of Friday's deadly shooting in Florida. All flying will be paused, though classroom studies wi…

Of Two Minds - Why "This Sucker Is Going Down"

oftwominds.com - Once the contagion starts spreading, loose money won't put the fires out. As the nation's political and economic leaders struggled to contain the 2008 financial meltdown, President George W. Bush fam…

The Israel Lobby’s Hidden Hand in the Theft of Iraqi and Syrian Oil

mintpressnews.com - KIRKUK, IRAQ — “We want to bring our soldiers home. But we did leave soldiers because we’re keeping the oil,” President Trump stated on November 3, before adding, “I like oil. We’re keeping the oil.”…

Why the Afghanistan Papers Are an Eerie Reminder of Vietnam - CounterPunch.org

counterpunch.org - There was one quote in the Afghanistan papers that stopped me. It was almost as if I had read this before in the Pentagon Papers. In 2015, an unnamed National Security Council official said, “It was …

Emails Show St. Paul Police Targeted Protest Organizers Seeking Justice for Philando

unicornriot.ninja - St. Paul, MN – Hundreds of emails and messages from St. Paul law enforcement, obtained and now released by Unicorn Riot, show that police were constantly using Facebook surveillance of protesters and…

Chile military plane disappears with 38 aboard: Air Force

news.yahoo.com - Santiago (AFP) - A Chilean military plane with 38 people aboard has gone missing after it took off from the country's south for a base in Antarctica and is presumed to have crashed, authorities have …

A day of history accentuates America’s divide and the distortions of truth in the Trump era

washingtonpost.com - The United States Capitol sits under cold, rainy skies this week. (Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post) By Dan Balz and close Dan Balz Chief correspondent covering national politics, the presidency a…

Federal judge blocks Trump plan to spend $3.6 billion in military funds on border wall

washingtonpost.com - A new segment of border wall near Donna, Tex., this month. (Veronica Cardenas/Reuters) By Nick Miroff close Nick Miroff Reporter covering immigration enforcement and the Department of Homeland Securi…

White Island eruption: 'too unsafe' to retrieve bodies as volcanic activity rises

theguardian.com - New Zealand police have vowed to return to White Island as soon as possible to retrieve the bodies of eight tourists who died there, as the first Australian victims of the fatal volcanic eruption wer…

Tucker Carlson Guest Suggests Immigrants Make New York Dirty

nymag.com - On Tuesday night, conservative editor Seth Barron went on Fox News to discuss Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Addressing a perceived “irony” about the congresswoman — that she sponsored the …

Super rats or sickly rodents? Our war against urban rats could be leading to swift evolutionary changes

theconversation.com - It took only a few seconds to spot one. Then another. As I walked into the small park around noon, dozens of rats could be seen scurrying in every direction. They dashed in and out of burrows scatter…

The ‘Russia Hoax’ Is a Hoax

theatlantic.com - Republicans’ claim that the investigation began because the FBI misled the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to obtain permission to surveil the former Trump campaign aide Carter Page was false…

The Arctic may have crossed key threshold, emitting billions of tons of carbon into the air, in a long-dreaded climate feedback

washingtonpost.com - Permafrost, seen at the top of the cliff, melts into the Kolyma River outside Zyryanka, Russia, on July 4. Melting permafrost is altering Siberia's landscape and economy. (Michael Robinson Chavez/The…

Record low level of Bering Sea ice causes profound, widespread impacts

news.uaf.edu - Sea ice in the Bering Sea shrank to its lowest levels in recorded history in 2018, profoundly affecting northwest Alaska residents who depend on marine resources for food, cash and culture, according…

The Arctic Is Undergoing Changes Scientists 'Never Expected Would Happen This Soon'

earther.gizmodo.com - Surprise, surprise: The Arctic didn’t do too well this past year. You can thank global warming for that. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its annual Arctic Report Card Tue…

The Subtle Seduction of the 'Warm' in Global Warming

undark.org - With every incongruous 50-degree Fahrenheit day in Boston this winter, I noticed the same transformations in the people around me: Revelers shed their layers of clothing, smiled more, and made polite…

Corporate media silent on journalists’ letter demanding freedom for Julian Assange

wsws.org - In a glaring act of political censorship, media corporations in the English-speaking world have maintained a complete silence on a powerful open letter by journalists and media workers issued last we…

A Novel Retells the Assassinations that Marked the End of the Cold War in El Salvador

theintercept.com - The assassination of six Jesuit priests in El Salvador 30 years ago this month was the last great crime of the Cold War. It happened on November 16, 1989, a week after German protesters began demolis…

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