How Billionaire Charter School Funders Corrupted the School Leadership Pipeline 

Oct 17, 2019 by

Charter school funders like Eli Broad turned school leadership into a cartel system focused on advancing careers and enriching...

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More Than 270 Groups Urge Senate to Increase Endangered Species Funding 

Oct 17, 2019 by

In the face of growing concerns over the global wildlife extinction crisis, more than 270 conservation groups today urged the U.S....

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The Making of the American Gulag

Oct 17, 2019 by

During the Cold War, the “police apparatus” was held up as a prime example of Soviet repression. Yet in its efforts to fight...

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4 Humanizing Insights About Fighting Poverty From the Nobel Prize-Winning Pioneers

Oct 17, 2019 by

In the years ahead, development teams will continue to use their field experiment model to pursue the United Nations’ Global Goals of...

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Trump appears to confirm open secret about US nuclear weapons in Turkey 

Oct 17, 2019 by

President Donald Trump appeared to confirm Wednesday that US nuclear weapons are being housed at Incirlik Air Base in Turkey, making...

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Turkish foreign minister completely undermines Mike Pence’s ‘ceasefire’ spin on northeastern Syria 

Oct 17, 2019 by

Speaking in Ankara, Turkey, Cavusoglu told reporters, “This is not a stopping of the operation. This is not a ceasefire because a...

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Alert: Trump has chosen lobbyists to run EPA, HHS, DOD, and Interior

Oct 17, 2019 by

Rachel Maddow reports on the industry lobbyists running federal agencies in the Donald Trump administration and notes the irony of...

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The Chicago Teachers Union Goes on the Offense Against Austerity

Oct 17, 2019 by

The Chicago Teachers Union is on strike this morning. In the face of incredibly restrictive, anti-worker labor law, they’re fighting...

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The best and worst countries to be a woman

Oct 17, 2019 by

An exclusive first look at the upcoming Women, Peace, and Security Index shows how these countries might surprise you—and why...

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New York can now bring charges against presidential pardon recipients

Oct 17, 2019 by

The bill was explicitly written to address fears that President Donald Trump might use his pardon power to interfere with criminal...

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Revealed: DC’s Atlantic Council Raked In Funding From Hunter Biden’s Corruption-Stained Employer While Courting His VP Father 

Oct 17, 2019 by

The Shady Arrangement Between The Atlantic Council And Burisma — The Gas Company At The Center Of The ‘Ukrainegate’ Scandal...

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New rule requires antibiotic stewardship programs in US hospitals 

Oct 17, 2019 by

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) yesterday finalized new regulations that require US hospitals to develop and...

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Reminder: Trump Didn’t Win, Democrats Lost 

Oct 17, 2019 by

And if the party nominates another centrist candidate, they will likely lose again. Source: Reminder: Trump Didn’t Win,...

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California Ensures Abortion Access For College Students In National First

Oct 17, 2019 by

California will be the first state in the U.S. to require access to abortion medication on its public university campuses. Source:...

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Pro-Democracy Movement in Haiti Swells Despite Lethal Police Violence

Oct 17, 2019 by

The crisis in Haiti has neocolonialist roots in the United States and Canada. Source: Pro-Democracy Movement in Haiti Swells Despite...

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New Court Rulings Challenge Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Agenda

Oct 17, 2019 by

After a series of anti-immigrant attacks dressed up like regulatory tweaks, the administration has hit a judicial wall. Source: New...

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Jury awards Sandy Hook father $450,000 for defamation by local conspiracy theorist 

Oct 17, 2019 by

Leonard Pozner testified during the trial that he’s been the subject of repeated harassment by people who don’t believe...

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I’ll Tell You Why The 99% Is Not In Revolt

Oct 17, 2019 by

Although the elements that prevent substantial rebellion are many, they really boil down to just three. They are the not for profit...

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Researchers Detail How Slashing Pentagon Budget Could Pay for Medicare for All While Creating Progressive Foreign Policy Americans Want 

Oct 17, 2019 by

“Proposals to fund Medicare for All have focused on raising taxes. But what if we could imagine another way entirely?”...

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Report Exposes Right-Wing Effort to Ban Criticism of Israel in US Schools 

Oct 17, 2019 by

“Fanatical Zionists are pushing U.S. state legislatures to pass sweeping new restrictions on free speech.” Source: Report...

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Ohio Purge Targeted 40,000 Active Voters — Including Head of Voting Rights Group

Oct 17, 2019 by

Ohio is one of several key battleground states that have attempted error-plagued voter purges. Source: Ohio Purge Targeted 40,000...

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Boris Johnson and EU reach Brexit deal without DUP backing 

Oct 17, 2019 by

Jean-Claude Juncker has promised the UK will leave the European Union on 31 October if MPs back what Boris Johnson described as an...

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The Miseducation of Mean Pete 

Oct 17, 2019 by

Once the Rhodes Scholar version of Mister Rogers, Buttigieg has become the snarling incarnation of anti-left rage. Source: The...

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Marc Benioff Jumps on the Antitrust Bandwagon, Says Facebook “Probably Should Be Broken Up” 

Oct 17, 2019 by

“By fully integrating all of those services, you make Facebook more powerful,” the Silicon Valley CEO said. Source: Marc Benioff...

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9 Inspiring Stories of Solidarity with Refugees and Migrants

Oct 17, 2019 by

While governments seal borders and erect walls, ordinary people are offering support and shelter. These nine inspiring stories of...

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General Motors and UAW Reach Tentative Deal to End Month-Long Strike

Oct 17, 2019 by

If the contract is ratified, UAW workers who have been living on $250 a week in strike pay are expected to get one-time signing...

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Only Once Has Gallup Seen More Support for Removing a President. Nixon Was Gone Four Days Later.

Oct 17, 2019 by

While the Democratic Party’s establishment has only relatively recently embraced the idea of impeaching Trump, Democrats...

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Open Corruption: Trump Choses His Doral Resort for G7 Meeting 

Oct 17, 2019 by

We’ve reached a new low in banana Republicanism Source: Open Corruption: Trump Choses His Doral Resort for G7 Meeting – Rolling...

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Rudy Giuliani under potential investigation for work he did for Iranian terrorist group 

Oct 17, 2019 by

NBC News is reporting another complicated scandal Rudy Giuliani finds himself in. According to the report, in 2017 former U.S....

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Ambassador to the EU serves up devastating testimony: Trump ordered him to work with Giuliani on Ukraine 

Oct 17, 2019 by

“He directed those of us present at the meeting to talk to Mr. Giuliani, his personal attorney, about his concerns,” Ambassador...

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Biden falls to third and Warren takes the lead in new national Democratic primary poll

Oct 16, 2019 by

Former Vice President Joe Biden, long the front-runner in the Democratic presidential primary, fell to third place in a new national...

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Sanders and Warren build big war chests as Biden fundraising lags behind 

Oct 16, 2019 by

Figures released after Tuesday night’s Democratic debate show Sanders has $33.5m cash on hand, with Warren on $25.7m and Biden just...

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Warren lays out the path to beat Trump (hint: it’s not running to the middle)

Oct 16, 2019 by

Look, the way I see this, the way we’re going to win, is by addressing head-on what millions of Americans know in their bones,...

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Research professor explains how to know which impeachment polls to believe ⁠— and which to skip 

Oct 16, 2019 by

Members of Congress factor what the public thinks into their decisions. But it’s difficult to measure what the public is really...

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Democrats Spar About “Endless War.” Will Any of Them End It?

Oct 16, 2019 by

No real solutions to the current quagmire were proposed by Warren or any other candidate, and that says a lot about the kind of...

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Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Tlaib to endorse Bernie Sanders 

Oct 16, 2019 by

Three members of the so-called “Squad” of far-left freshman members of Congress are lining up behind Sen. Bernie Sanders for...

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Pentagon was ordered to defy congressional subpoena: ‘The case for obstruction of Congress continues to build’ 

Oct 16, 2019 by

Schiff, according to Defense News, said that Defense Secretary Mark Esper had agreed to comply with a subpoena but was...

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Alert: IMF Warns of Unstable Financial System 

Oct 16, 2019 by

“The Fund is recommending more transparency and greater surveillance of corporate and country debt,” shared United...

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Third Rudy Giuliani Associate Arrested at JFK Airport

Oct 16, 2019 by

David Correia, 44, was named in an indictment with two Giuliani associates and another man arrested last week on charges they made...

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CNN Host Faces Backlash for Pondering Whether Ocasio-Cortez, Tlaib, and Omar Endorsements Are ‘Too Urban’ to Help Sanders 

Oct 16, 2019 by

“Campaign just went from too white to too urban. That’s U R B A N for those who couldn’t hear the whistle from the...

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If Democrats ‘Don’t Have the Guts’ To Battle For-Profit Healthcare Industry, Says Sanders, ‘We Should Be Ashamed’ 

Oct 16, 2019 by

“I get a little bit tired,” 2020 candidate declared during debate, “of people defending a system which is...

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Buttigieg Denounced for Spouting ‘Pack of Lies’ About Medicare for All While Swimming in Insurance Industry Cash

Oct 16, 2019 by

“Mayor Pete sounds like he’s on the payroll of the Republican National Committee.” Source: Buttigieg Denounced for...

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In Yemen, Saudi-Houthi Peace Is Possible

Oct 16, 2019 by

Riyadh and the Houthis have taken a step back from all-out war. All parties, including the United States, should seize this rare...

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Never-before-seen tax docs shows how Trump businesses made themselves seem more profitable to lenders — and less profitable to tax officials 

Oct 16, 2019 by

The president’s businesses made themselves appear more profitable to lenders and less profitable to tax officials. One expert calls...

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Critics urge Congress to ‘arrest and detain Giuliani right now’ for criminal contempt after Trump lawyer refuses congressional subpoena 

Oct 16, 2019 by

“Oh! I had no idea that law was optional.” Source: Critics urge Congress to ‘arrest and detain Giuliani right now’ for...

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Physicians to Trump: Immigration Detention Centers Must Close

Oct 16, 2019 by

On Saturday, Oct. 19, thousands of doctors and medical students will gather on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Donning our...

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Alert: Trump’s census shenanigans continue — even after Supreme Court defeat

Oct 16, 2019 by

Do Republicans want to count the population or not? Trump’s doing everything he can to screw up the census Source: Trump’s...

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Pence tells House committees he will not cooperate in impeachment inquiry

Oct 16, 2019 by

The counsel for Vice President Mike Pence sent a letter to the chairmen of the House committees investigating President Trump and...

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‘Digital welfare state’: Big Tech allowed to target and surveil the poor, UN warns

Oct 16, 2019 by

UN’s rapporteur on extreme poverty says in devastating account Big Tech companies are being allowed to go unregulated in ‘human...

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Extinction Rebellion Making Things Inconvenient? Actually, Says Naomi Klein, the Climate Crisis ‘Is Really, Really Inconvenient’ 

Oct 16, 2019 by

“There is nothing more inconvenient than being hit by a Category 5 hurricane, by having a wildfire raze your town.”...

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How Twelve Years of Warning and Six Years of Plodding Reform Finally Forced FBI to Do Minimal FISA Oversight 

Oct 16, 2019 by

After 12 years, we finally are beginning to put the common sense measures on FBI’s use of Section 702 surveillance to show that...

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‘An Absolute Joke’: Debate Moderators Condemned for Asking About Ellen and George Bush After Completely Ignoring Climate Crisis 

Oct 16, 2019 by

“CNN thought it was more important to use Ellen hanging out with a war criminal as a jumping off point to ask about bipartisan...

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Australia must oppose any move to extradite Julian Assange to US, Labor MP says 

Oct 16, 2019 by

Backbencher Julian Hill joins Barnaby Joyce in expressing concerns about WikiLeaks founder Source: Australia must oppose any move to...

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The Supreme Court Could Spell the End of American Democracy

Oct 16, 2019 by

It is doubtful that the Supreme Court wants to get dragged into Trump’s impeachment drama. But like it or not, it may be compelled to...

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How the Drug War Blob Took Over The Washington Post 

Oct 16, 2019 by

The paper accidentally exposes the failed Beltway consensus. Source: How the Drug War Blob Took Over The Washington Post | The New...

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The Seismic Change in Police Interrogations 

Oct 16, 2019 by

Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates, a consulting group that says it has worked with a majority of U.S. police departments, said...

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Colin Kaepernick Will Have his Own Exhibit at the National Museum of African American History and Culture 

Oct 16, 2019 by

Harry Edwards is the mastermind behind the “Game Charger” exhibit. Edwards is proud of Kaepernick for not allowing the media to deter...

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Media Outlets Use Study of Healthcare Plan That Is Not Sanders’ Medicare for All Bill to Fearmonger Cost of Medicare for All 

Oct 16, 2019 by

The plan assessed in a new study by the Urban Institute, said Matt Bruenig, “uses hospital reimbursement rates that are 15...

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No ‘Artwash’ For Bush’s Crimes, Says CodePink In Protest Of Exhibit Of Former President’s Paintings Of Veterans In War He Started

Oct 16, 2019 by

Activists from anti-war group CodePink on Sunday protested an exhibit of paintings of veterans by former President George W. Bush at...

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A Coalition Of Support: Parliamentarians For Julian Assange 

Oct 16, 2019 by

Assange faces that most elastic of instruments designed to stifle publishing and whistleblowing: the US Espionage Act of 1917. ...

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Donald Trump, Atatiana Jefferson and the Devaluation of Human Life

Oct 16, 2019 by

The same recklessness and violence characterizes two videos that we have seen in the news of late. The description fits the doctored...

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Michael Eric Dyson: Blacks Can Not Stand By Kanye West; This Is “White Supremacy By Ventriloquism”

Oct 16, 2019 by

“This is time for us to say Kanye, we, as African-American people cannot stand idly by while you give cover to a man who is...

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Texas Tribune and ProPublica Joining Forces to Publish Investigative Journalism in Texas

Oct 16, 2019 by

The Texas Tribune and ProPublica today announced the forthcoming launch of a jointly operated, 11-person investigative reporting unit...

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Drug Distributors in Talks to Settle Opioid Litigation for $18 Billion 

Oct 16, 2019 by

Three major drug distributors are in talks to pay $18 billion to settle sweeping litigation brought by state and local governments...

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Police Try To Assassinate Atatiana Jefferson’s Character After Killing Her In Her Own Home 

Oct 16, 2019 by

Bodycam footage showed that Jefferson was shot within four seconds of the officer arriving. Merritt said the footage shows the...

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Stephon Clark’s Sons Reach $2.4 Million Settlement Over Police Killing 

Oct 16, 2019 by

The city of Sacramento agreed to settle a wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the family of Mr. Clark, an unarmed black man who was...

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Private Hospitals Use Dark Money to Smear Medicare for All

Oct 16, 2019 by

Tenet Healthcare, the nation’s third-largest investor-owned operator of hospitals, has donated nearly $630,000 to the Partnership for...

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‘Work or go to jail’: how LA courts force thousands to do unpaid labor

Oct 16, 2019 by

Exclusive: study finds county relies on laborers – largely people of color – threatened with debts and jail to do work that would...

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‘It’s the Jerry Springer Show’: Trump responds to Dunn family after failed Oval Office meeting 

Oct 16, 2019 by

President Donald Trump on Wednesday put his own spin on a thwarted effort to introduce the parents of 19-year-old British...

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Berkeley Becomes Fourth U.S. City to Ban Face Recognition in Unanimous Vote

Oct 16, 2019 by

Berkeley, California became the fourth U.S. city to pass a ban on all government use of facial recognition technology on Tuesday...

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5 takeaways from Ohio’s Democratic presidential debate 

Oct 15, 2019 by

The candidates clashed on a range of issues. Source: 5 takeaways from Ohio’s Democratic presidential debate...

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Elizabeth Warren Is Beginning to Win the Electability Argument

Oct 15, 2019 by

Warren is single-handedly shifting the conversation among Democrats about whether a woman can win. New research finds voters are...

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CBS Battleground Poll: Warren surges to big delegate lead in 4 early states plus 14 Super Tuesday

Oct 15, 2019 by

Elizabeth Warren has surged to a big projected delegate lead in the 18 early states. The early states are comprised of the first 4...

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The 2020 Foreign-Policy Primary 

Oct 15, 2019 by

Sanders has led more strongly than any other candidate on ending endless wars and significantly reducing our enormous military...

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Ralph Nader: Trump’s High Crimes Go Way Beyond Ukraine

Oct 15, 2019 by

The full, despicable portrait of Donald J. Trump must be revealed to provide the maximum possible public understanding. For over two...

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It’s Time for Effective Oversight of Police Violence 

Oct 15, 2019 by

Would the possibility of mandatory sentencing make a police officer think twice before pulling the trigger? What about them having to...

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Bolton blasted Trump’s Ukraine extortion: ‘I am not part of whatever drug deal Rudy and Mulvaney are cooking up’

Oct 15, 2019 by

Three months ago then-National Security Advisor John Bolton warned administration insiders he would have no part of President Donald...

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Ecuador: Government To Drop IMF-Decree, Deal Reached Strike Over 

Oct 15, 2019 by

United Nations-backed dialogue table installed between Lenin Moreno’s governement and leaders of Indigenous organizations reached a...

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Pink Tide Against US Domination Rising Again In Latin America 

Oct 15, 2019 by

Once again, the left is rising in Latin America as people revolt against authoritarian regimes, many of whom were put in place by...

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US nuclear bombs at Turkish airbase complicate rift over Syria invasion 

Oct 15, 2019 by

An estimated 50 nuclear bombs stored at a US airbase in Turkey have become potential bargaining chips in the tense relationship...

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DPR frontline village resident question to West: “Why do you now support (Ukrainian) Nazis?” 

Oct 15, 2019 by

You remember WW2. Why do you support Nazis if you remember WW2? Why do you now support Nazis. Openly Nazis. They wear swastikas. Why...

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Trump sycophant Rand Paul says ‘fair’ to investigate Hunter Biden — then immediately denounces investigating Ivanka and Jared

Oct 15, 2019 by

U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), one of President Donald Trump’s most stalwart defenders, is calling for an investigation into Hunter...

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Legalized Political Corruption Is So Much Bigger Than Trump: A Journey in 7 Charts 

Oct 15, 2019 by

It’s time for a democracy movement that directly attacks systemic corruption by depending not on specific leaders but on a...

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‘A model for the nation’: California bans private prisons, private immigration detention facilities

Oct 15, 2019 by

In a major victory for immigrant rights advocates, and a major blow for private companies that make massive profits off immigration...

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Alert: Just 100 Companies Will Sign Humanity’s Death Warrant

Oct 15, 2019 by

Only 100 companies will sign humanity’s death sentence. That’s it. One hundred corporate boards filled with sociopaths. Source: Just...

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Without encryption we will lose all privacy. This is our new battleground

Oct 15, 2019 by

the US government, along with the governments of the UK and Australia, is attempting to undermine the only method that currently...

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‘Arrest and Detain Giuliani Right Now,’ Say Critics, After Trump Lawyer Refuses Congressional Subpoena

Oct 15, 2019 by

“Oh! I had no idea that law was optional.” Source: ‘Arrest and Detain Giuliani Right Now,’ Say Critics, After...

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Financial Times editor drops bombshell over increased odds of Senate booting Trump from office: ‘It’s disintegrating in a terrible realtime fashion’ 

Oct 15, 2019 by

“These polls have been so dramatic and so pronounced and so constant in the last three weeks,” Luce admitted. “I think, really this...

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Advocacy Group Calls On Democratic Candidates to Share How They Would Remake Judiciary to Work for All Americans—Not Corporations 

Oct 15, 2019 by

“While Democrats play by the rules, Republicans are shredding the rule book, and the result is a partisan Supreme Court that...

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Scientists Endorse Mass Civil Disobedience To Force Climate Action 

Oct 15, 2019 by

In a joint declaration, climate scientists, physicists, biologists, engineers and others from at least 20 countries broke with the...

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Pence, Pompeo, Barr and Mulvaney could be subpoenaed by House Dems — and also be impeached: Former GOP rep 

Oct 15, 2019 by

“But in terms of impeachable behavior, that is conduct that applies not just to the president but other high-ranking officers and I...

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As Democrats Head to Debate Stage, Buttigieg Attacks Warren and Sanders—Who Have Outearned Him—for Small-Dollar Donations 

Oct 15, 2019 by

“This ‘pocket change’ comment is a good example of how centrist Democrats demobilize the base. It’s telling...

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US State Dept. Under Fire for Using Official Website to Promote Pompeo’s “Christian Nationalist Talking Points”

Oct 15, 2019 by

“The Department of State looks more like it should be representing the Republic of Gilead from The Handmaid’s Tale than...

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Robert Reich: Should the Supreme Court Be Reformed? You Tube

Oct 15, 2019 by

Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich breaks down five possible remedies to reform the Supreme Court and protect it against the...

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William Barr Is Neck-Deep in Extremist Catholic Institutions 

Oct 15, 2019 by

His troubles don’t only involve his obeisance to Donald Trump. He’s a paranoid right-wing Catholic ideologue who won’t respect the...

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Means Testing: Sanders vs. Warren on the Single Most Important Policy Idea for Progressive Success 

Oct 15, 2019 by

Basing eligibility on wealth or income level is phony progressivism and a crucial tactic promoted by the right to eliminate social...

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‘Impeachment barricade is crumbling’: Trump officials are ignoring his threats and cooperating with House Dems

Oct 15, 2019 by

A source speaking to POLITICO was in the room for the closed-door testimony of President Trump’s former top Russia adviser, Fiona...

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Why corporate media tries to create a false balance between Fascists and Antifascists 

Oct 15, 2019 by

Such framing obscures what ought to be made obvious: that there is a stark difference between groups who see violence as tool to make...

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Interview with legendary whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg following his 89th arrest for resisting nuclear weapons, nuclear war and government secrecy 

Oct 15, 2019 by

 The Hiroshima decision was not a big decision for Truman. But the rationale that it was necessary is taught to generation after...

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Rudy Giuliani Was Paid $500,000 To Consult On Indicted Associate’s Firm 

Oct 15, 2019 by

President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, was paid $500,000 for work he did for a company co-founded by the...

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