WND
Dem 'dark money' groups, super PACs target Trump with multi-million dollar coronavirus ad campaign

(OPEN SECRETS) Fueled by “dark money,” cash-flush liberal groups with ties to the Democratic Party are mobilizing to unleash millions of dollars worth of ads attacking President Donald Trump’s response to coronavirus ahead of the 2020 presidential election. Many political groups avoided attacking Trump as the coronavirus outbreak first began to spread throughout the U.S. But as social distancing and quarantines become the new normal, a number of multi-million dollar ad buys from Democratic groups mark a departure from that strategy. Democratic super PAC Priorities USA Action has spent more t

9 hours ago.

WND
Internet shocked after Comey tweets bizarre, unrecognizable 'quarantine selfie'

(LIFEZETTE) Comey took to Twitter, with a bizarre message – which is not unusual for the former FBI director – claiming he no longer knows how to use Twitter and stating he doesn’t know enough about COVID-19 to tweet about it. Here’s what he said: Unsure how to use twitter now. Don’t know enough to tweet about #Covid19. Don’t want to tweet about Trump. Instead I will try to spread things useful, comforting, or distracting (rather than contagious) during a really hard time. Today I’ll start with my social distance selfie. But it was the picture that most people were shocked by. A disheveled

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Women are better spies than the CIA, never forget...

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The Daily Stormer
Stanford Professors Say the Entire Projected Death Rate for Coronavirus is a Hoax

Andrew Anglin Daily Stormer March 28, 2020 We"re all infected. Where"s the beef? These people are saying exactly what I"ve been saying - that listing the number of infected, based on current testing methods, and then coming up with projections about potential death rates is retarded, and any models built on this data are going to be wrong. It matters more when they say it because they"re Stanford Professors. Washington Examiner : Two professors of medicine at Stanford University published an opinion article Tuesday in the Wall Street Journal, suggesting there is little evidence

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Mike Pompeo is one of the most evil political figures on Earth The competition is very stiff. But few people can c… https://t.co/7e0UdfTVJf

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The Atlantic
The Atlantic Politics Daily: There Are Other Elections

It’s Thursday, March 26. In today’s newsletter: The presidential race isn’t the only one battered by the coronavirus outbreak. Plus: Lessons from the health care fight. * « TODAY IN POLITICS » (KYLE GRILLOT / BLOOMBERG / GETTY) How do you run for office during a pandemic? Super Tuesday was a little more than three weeks ago, but the familiar theatrics of a presidential primary feel like a world away. The presidential primary has faded into the background (leaving Joe Biden hanging in “suspended political animation”) , there are still important down-ballot races that

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WND
Biden camp pushes 3 false anti-Trump claims within 6 days

The 2020 presidential campaign of former Vice President Joe Biden has been very busy -- not busy making the case for why the 77-year-old should win the nomination on his third attempt, but rather busy mudslinging. Apparently sticking with the former VP's lucky number, Joe Biden's campaign put forth three false anti-Trump claims within six days. The first lie came courtesy of Biden's Twitter account on March 19, when the candidate claimed that President Donald Trump eliminated the office charged with dealing with pandemics. "The Obama-Biden Administration set up the White House National Secu

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Take a break while #workingfromhome to check out some cool spy stories: https://t.co/Fcpb18sZ6p https://t.co/tiLs8IPt6N

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Independent Journal Review
Biden Sheds Light on If Trump Has the Power to Postpone the General Election

Late-night show host Jimmy Kimmel is wondering if there"s a possibility the general election could be postponed, so he is asking former Vice President Joe Biden for an answer. Like many Americans, Kimmel and Biden are conducting business remotely amid the coronavirus outbreak. So, they taped the segment remotely from their homes. During the interview, the "Jimmy Kimmel Live" host asked Biden about the possibility of November"s general election being postponed. Kimmel wanted to know whether or not President Donald Trump has the power to order the postponement of the election. “Is it po

1 day ago.

Independent Journal Review
Sanders on Continuing His Campaign: ‘We Are Assessing the Situation’

Sen.  Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) does not seem so sure of his campaign as he faces the challenge of catching up to former Vice President  Joe Biden (D). Sanders participated in an interview on NPR"s "Morning Edition" with Noel King to discuss the coronavirus, state of the economy and the status of his campaign. During the conversation, King asked Sanders is he was continuing with his campaign. "We are assessing the situation we"re in," Sanders said. He discussed the challenges the campaign is facing amid the crisis as primaries are being delayed, not being able to hold as many rallies,

1 day ago.

Counter Punch
“I Will Not Kill My Mother for Your Stock Portfolio”

Photograph by Nathaniel St. Clair The Antichrist vs. Jesus Last Sunday night, in his latest weird Twitter rant, the demented fascistic oligarch (DFO) and level-one malignant narcissist Donald Trump hinted that he may be moving towards blowing off medical scientific opinion by dropping the social distancing recommendations that are so critical to blocking the spread of COVID-19: @realDonaldTrump WE CANNOT LET THE CURE BE WORSE THAN THE PROBLEM ITSELF. AT THE END OF THE 15 DAY PERIOD, WE WILL MAKE A DECISION AS TO WHICH WAY WE WANT TO GO! What sparked this gem from the toxic and inde

1 day ago.

Zhunjunga minga
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@Ghoul1776 He absolutely needs to be erased as an imposter who hoodwinked the American people along with his CIA handlers.

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Washington Free Beacon
Corona Conservatism

Not long ago, as the severity of the coronavirus pandemic became clear, journalists were quick to say that the crisis marked the end of an era. " The Trump Presidency is Over ," declared a headline in the  Atlantic . One article in Politico said, " The Pandemic Is the End of Trumpism ." A New York Times op-ed column carried the headline, " The Era of Small Government Is Over ." Well, yes. At least so far as that last article is concerned. The era of small government has been over for decades (if it ever happened at all). The highpoint of Republican and conservative efforts to limit the si

1 day ago.

Counter Punch
Roaming Charges: The Scum Also Rises

EMT making an emergency COVID-19 call in Portland, Oregon. Photo: Jeffrey St. Clair. + One month ago today Trump said the US infection rate would go from 15 patients to close to zero in just a few days. Today the US passed 1,000 deaths and became the world"s leading hot spot in COVID-19 cases, surpassing Italy and China on the same day. In Trump"s own words, Congratulations America ! + It"s hard to conceptualize the pace of the outbreak, but consider this: As of mid-day Friday, there were 100,500+ COVID-19 cases and 1,500+ COVID-related deaths in the US. Two weeks ago, there were only 1,00

1 day ago.

Counter Punch
Neither Biden Nor Trump: Imagine Cuomo

Photograph Source: Er-nay - CC BY-SA 4.0 The Trump presidency is mainly about enriching and glorifying Donald Trump. To that end, and in accord with his attitudes and dispositions, he has set about making America hate again – or, more precisely, a whole lot more than in the recent past. Thus, he has taken to calling the global pandemic caused by the covid-19 virus “the “Chinese flu.” By whatever name, Trump didn’t create the pandemic. But, as with virtually everything he deals with, he has made it many times worse. Therefore, if ever there was a time to counterpunch, now is it. How sal

1 day ago.

Piggy 🐷
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@barundiacia Ninanggg cia 😂

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Counter Punch
The Covid-19 Bailout: Another Failed Opportunity at Structural Change

The Covid-19 bailout is yet another opportunity at a structural transformation of the American state, economy, and society that will be lost.  Instead, it will be another short-term patch that will fail to alter the trajectory of Neo-liberal capitalism in America, if not across the globe. There are two basic types of reform–ordinary and structural.  Ordinary reforms operate within a current paradigm or set of assumptions about politics, the economy, or society.  Ordinary reforms are simply changing the times for voting or adjusting political contribution limits, increasing the minimum wage, o

1 day ago.

Counter Punch
What Trump is Doing in the Middle East While You are Distracted by COVID-19

And still the virus shrouds Donald Trump ’s mischief in the Middle East . First it was his sly retreat from Iraq ; now it’s his cosy military exercises with the United Arab Emirates – famous in song and legend as a former Saudi ally in the bloody Yemen war – and his cut of $1bn in aid to Afghanistan because its presidential feuding may hamper another deal with his newly established chums in the Taliban. And then there’s Iran - ; So let’s look for a moment at the extraordinary mock city built in the Emirates – complete with multi-storey buildings, hotels, apartment complexes, an airp

1 day ago.

Zhunjunga minga
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@StormIsUponUs I knew it back when Sherman Skolnick of Chicago was alive just before what's his real name became fa… https://t.co/PoILSfOaaZ

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Counter Punch
Russia-gate: the Dead But Undead

Attention all Russia-gaters! Under the cover of pandemic, the US finally dropped charges against those dastardly Russian meme-bombers! Just in case you think this is yet another conspiracy led by Trump’s Department of Justice to hide something, the case against the troll farm fell apart 2 years ago when Mueller was still in charge. It’s been in limbo ever since but as the trial approached the DOJ killed the case. In a sane world, this would be the final nail in its coffin but the Russia-gate zombie is useful — so it rises again. Russia-gate Dies In May 2018, Concord Management, one of the

1 day ago.

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@realDonaldTrump @VP @SecPompeo @CIA Attention: ,a clear threat of terrorist from China . https://t.co/BBGe2dgl9L

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Counter Punch
Politics, Pandemics and Trumpism

Since early March 2020, the US election process has taken a backseat to the COVID-19 pandemonium and panic. My day job gave me a unique perspective on the reaction to this situation. I work in a public library, one of the few places in the US where people of every class, skin tone and origin gather. We don"t sell toilet paper but people do try to steal it from the restrooms. This panic is different from those brought on by human actors—war and terror, economic crashes, etc. The only human actors that one might try to blame are just as susceptible to the disease as the rest of us. This means th

1 day ago.

Danielle
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@yashar The info comes from the Feds. How the fuck was a NYC health official to know wtf was REALLY happening? Xi k… https://t.co/3kltDesF5l

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Counter Punch
The Coronavirus and the Real Threats to American Safety and Freedom

Americans are facing “A Spring Unlike Any Before.” So warned a front-page headline in the March 13th  New York Times . That headline, however hyperbolic, was all too apt. The coming of spring has always promised relief from the discomforts of winter. Yet, far too often, it also brings its own calamities and afflictions. According to the poet T.S. Eliot, “April is the cruelest month.” Yet while April has certainly delivered its share of cataclysms , March and May  haven’t lagged far behind. In fact, cruelty has seldom been a respecter of seasons. The infamous influenza epidemic of 1918

1 day ago.

Counter Punch
The Covid-19 Opportunity

As I write this we are into the second week of social distancing, in reaction to the pandemic, as is almost everyone I know. We are all worried about family, friends, and community. Where I live, in upstate New York, my local hospital is bracing to accommodate an expected wave of infected patients, and our local businesses are pulling back, when they are not closing. Nothing this disruptive has happened, at least since World War II. There’s little doubt that the federal response to the pandemic has been too little too late. What seems clear is that we’re at a historical turning point. The psy

1 day ago.

Counter Punch
Coronavirus Spring

It’s Spring, and nature is blooming. Coronavirus has done (temporarily, at least) what no Paris Agreement, Green New Deal, man, woman or even that scrappy teen, Greta Thunberg (who may have also contracted COVID-19), could do. It has shut down a huge amount of the industrial, transportation and pollution-belching business activity that is destroying life on earth. Tragically and terrifyingly, this comes at the expense of thousands of human lives (so far), the health of millions and the mental health of billions. Ironically, it comes—like an ecogasm—to the benefit of the rest of world. Wit

1 day ago.

The Daily Stormer
Barack Obama’s 2008 Presidential Victory Improved Mental Health Among Black Males

Pomidor Quixote Daily Stormer March 27, 2020 Having a (kind of) black male win the presidential elections was good for the mood of black males. Shocking. Study Finds : It may feel like an eternity ago at this point, but Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential election victory over John McCain was a historic moment for all of America, and especially for African-Americans. Now, 12 years later, researchers from Rice University have found that the ascent of the first black man to the nation’s highest office greatly improved the mental health of African-American men all over the country . T

2 days ago.

Peter Lombard
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@essenviews I can't believe Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker and all the extraordinarily talented leaders were elimina… https://t.co/mRNbwPy6j3

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WND
In a time of plague, Part 2

As the old joke goes, every government building in Washington, D.C., has a carved eagle at its front door – except one. The Internal Revenue Service has a carved vulture. The Democratic Party is changing its national symbol from the jackass to the vulture, a rapacious large bird that feeds on the dead and dying, the same way Democrats are feasting on the bones and flesh of America. Government and media have been quick to condemn "plague profiteers" who make windfall wealth by hoarding and selling for exorbitant prices the supplies and medicines needed for coronavirus COVID-19 victims. The w

2 days ago.

Amy Tomoi
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Finally found the Berger excerpt about the CIA intervening in visual arts (as it did in American literature.) https://t.co/avJgOLZj7h

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WND
The worst time for congressional partisanship

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's attempted partisan sabotage of the coronavirus relief bill might mark a new low for her. That the bill finally passed doesn't excuse her reckless gamesmanship. Republican and Democratic Senate leaders were close to an agreement when Pelosi parked her partisan broomstick and poured poison into the congressional punchbowl. "Talking to some Senate GOP sources," Townhall political editor Guy Benson tweeted. "They seem stunned and angry. I'm told there was lots of bipartisan input into the legislative outline & emerging specifics – including an agreement in principle

2 days ago.

Independent Journal Review
U.S. Indicts Venezuela’s Maduro, a Political Foe, for ‘Narco-Terrorism’

The U.S. government on Thursday indicted Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and more than a dozen other top Venezuelan officials on charges of "narco-terrorism," the latest escalation of the Trump administration"s pressure campaign aimed at ousting the socialist leader. The State Department offered a reward of up to $15 million for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Maduro, whose country has been convulsed by years of a deep economic crisis and political upheaval. The indictment, a rare U.S. action against a sitting foreign head of state, marks a serious new phase against M

2 days ago.

Washington Free Beacon
Trump Admin Indicts Venezuela’s Maduro for Drug and Gun Trafficking

The Trump administration announced on Thursday it is indicting Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro and 14 of his government officials for narco-terrorism and drug trafficking. The surprise indictment unveiled by the Justice Department alleges that Maduro and his allies engaged in a "narco-terrorism conspiracy" to export cocaine and weapons into the United States. Recent Stories in National Security WATCH: U.S. Space Force Successfully Launches First Rocket Into Orbit Chinese Distributed Faulty Coronavirus Test Kits Throughout Europe, Reports Indicate Trump Ad

2 days ago.

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@wingod @davidfrum @TM_Eubanks and it was the CIA who got totally pissed off when JFK objected to their Cuba coup.

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The Daily Stormer
US Tops 1,000 Deaths of Coronavirus – Where is the Apocalypse?

Andrew Anglin Daily Stormer March 26, 2020 Coronavirus is now a hoax that is officially on par with the Holocaust and global warming. The Jew media - and a surprisingly large number of right-wingers - are telling you to panic. Because we finally have 1,000 deaths. USA Today : The death toll in the United States topped 1,000 on Wednesday night as the novel coronavirus continues to spread across the country. America"s first death was reported on Feb. 29 and the rate has spiked over the past two weeks as extreme public health measures go into effect to combat the virus. The U.S

2 days ago.

Russell Ellis
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@StevenBeschloss @RepAdamSchiff Law enforcement forgot who they work for!!! They are held as important, to defendin… https://t.co/sXA9lSGT5r

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Counter Punch
A Planet of Missing Beauties: In Memoriam

Osprey in flight, Lewis & Clark National Wildlife Refuge, Columbia River. Photo: Jeffrey St. Clair. The other morning, walking at the edge of a local park, I caught sight of a beautiful red cardinal , the first bird I ever saw some 63 years ago. Actually, to make that sentence accurate, I should probably have put either “first” or “ever saw” in quotation marks. After all, I was already 12 years old and, even as a city boy, I had seen plenty of birds. If nothing else, New York, where I grew up, is a city of pigeons (birds which, by the way, know nothing about “social distancing”). Nonethel

2 days ago.

Counter Punch
Business as Usual: Coronavirus, Iran and US Sanctions

Never discount the importance of venality in international relations.  While pandemics should provide the glue for a unified front in response – we keep being told of fighting this horrendous “invisible enemy” – it’s business as usual in other respects.  The United States, with a disparate, confused medical system that risks being overwhelmed, remains committed against that other country floundering in efforts to combat COVID-19: Iran.  Instead of binding the nations, the virus, as with everything else, has served as a political obstacle. This has led to a few glaring oddities.  The first lie

2 days ago.

Washington Free Beacon
First Space Force Mission Is A Go

Space Force's first official mission is a go, with personnel set to launch a military communications satellite into orbit from Cape Canaveral Thursday afternoon. "We're launching a giant spacecraft into space," United Launch Alliance (ULA) president and CEO Tory Bruno told the  Washington Free Beacon . And giant it is. ULA will send an Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite into orbit for Space Force on its Atlas V 551 rocket, the most powerful in its arsenal. The rocket, which Bruno called "the Bruiser," weighs 1.2 million pounds pre-launch. The satellite itself weighs 14,500 pounds wh

3 days ago.

Dan Hanke
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That would be A: all officers and agents with knowledge of the treason and sedition of past officers, agents and as… https://t.co/7g8hTptF2j

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WND
'Innocent' in Justice Department's upper echelons

[ Editor's note: This story originally was published by Real Clear Investigations . ] By Eric Felten Real Clear Investigations It wasn’t the first time the FBI attorney had been in the Marine Corps Base Quantico Exchange. Nor was that day in February 2018 the first time she had secreted cosmetics in her purse. But it was the first time she was caught – with $257.99 worth of shoplifted beauty products in her bag. She admitted to the crime – and to stealing from other area stores. And yet she was not prosecuted. Not that it was a surprise. The Justice Department regularly declines to prose

3 days ago.

Washington Free Beacon
ANALYSIS: The Journos Are Out of Control

The China-caused coronavirus is sweeping the globe, and America's journalists are losing their minds. In fact, they are dangerously out of control, a Washington   Free Beacon analysis discovered. All of this concern - and someone sticks their gum under a @whitehouse briefing room seat. Beyond gross. pic.twitter.com/2dRRhic1VB — John Roberts (@johnrobertsFox) March 24, 2020 Recent Stories in Satire Most Americans Think Media Have Done A Terrible Job Covering Coronavirus Happy 80th Birthday, Nancy Pelosi! ANALYSIS: The Journos Are Out of

3 days ago.

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@KenFro @outandaboutjc1 @sj_ca1867 @manufanatic99 @johncardillo Statements like “ZERO doubt” are probably why the C… https://t.co/5pfkYB7gxX

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Counter Punch
The Coronavirus and the Urgent Need to Redefine National Security

Photograph Source: CDC/Dr. Fred Murphy - Public Domain For far too long, the United States has been wastefully spending its precious budgetary resources on a nineteenth-century military strategy and a strategic arms policy that has brought no advantages to the American people.  For the past three decades, our national security policies have been ineffectual and irrelevant to the genuine threats we face today.  These threats do not emanate from Russia or China. Rather, they stem from an underfunded and highly vulnerable public health system, a cyber world that is out of control, and a crumb

3 days ago.

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WebMaster Tools has identified yet another FSB front. Will @TwitterSupport do nothing to end Russian interference? https://t.co/CFN82ZX6eo

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Counter Punch
COVID-19 and the Death of Connectivity

The Covid 19 pandemic is the second major crisis of globalization in a decade. The first was the global financial crisis of 2008-2009, from which the global economy took years to reach a semblance of recovery. We did not learn our lessons from the first, and this is perhaps why the impact of the second has been even more massive. Trillions of dollars of paper wealth went up in smoke during the 2008 crisis, but few cried for the out-of-control financial players who had triggered the crisis. More serious were the impacts on the real economy. Tens of millions of people lost their jobs, with 25

3 days ago.

Sharon Burnett
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Steve says this is not correct. I think it's time to bring in the CIA! https://t.co/DIWIwJ9Bk9

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Counter Punch
Rethinking Commander-in-Chief in American Leadership

Ask Americans who’s commander-in-chief, most will respond: our president. Citizens only think about this just before a presidential election every four years when their final, ‘supreme criteria’ of U.S. leadership is raised: “Does she or he have it: - namely the wisdom (or courage, or resolve) to control the nuclear (war) button?” It’s a vague term whose specifics are not publicly explored; but I think we can agree it’s singularly associated with military conflict. I haven’t heard the term commander-in-chief applied to other heads of state, but some variety of it doubtless exists, where a m

3 days ago.

WND
End the Dem-governor-induced economic coma

Statewide lockdowns are not the way to fight the Chinese coronavirus. The vast majority of the counties, small towns and medium-sized cities across America are not at significant risk for COVID-19, and the millions of Americans who live there are needlessly suffering the consequences of an induced economic coma. "Our people want to return to work," Trump tweeted this morning. "The cure cannot be worse (by far) than the problem!" Widespread unemployment lasting more than a few weeks would be a social catastrophe far greater than even a worst-case scenario that might result from the coronaviru

4 days ago.

Washington Free Beacon
MSNBC Criticizes U.S. for Failing to Control Virus as Effectively as Iceland, an Island of Just 364,000

Iceland was hailed as a leading example for how to control the spread of coronavirus by MSNBC on Tuesday during a segment that criticized the United States for failing to match the efforts of the Nordic island nation. MSNBC's Ari Melber hailed Iceland for "taking far bolder action to stay ahead of the so-called curve" than the United States. Recent Stories in Media ‘Economist' Runs Chinese Coronavirus Propaganda Disguised as News Nicolle Wallace Is Stunned By That MSNBC Criticizes U.S. for Failing to Control Virus as Effectively as Iceland, an Island of

4 days ago.

Independent Journal Review
‘Very Close:’ $2 Trillion Coronavirus Aid Deal Takes Shape in U.S. Congress

Senior Democrats and Republicans in the divided U.S. Congress said on Tuesday they were close to a deal on a $2 trillion stimulus package to limit the coronavirus pandemic"s economic toll, but it was unclear when they would be ready to vote on a bill. "We are very close," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said, as the chamber opened its session on Tuesday morning. The Republican-led chamber"s top Democrat, Chuck Schumer, said on the Senate floor that "of the few outstanding issues I don"t see any that can"t be overcome within the next few hours." The $2 trillion package includes a prop

4 days ago.

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@AndienaFawzia @rafixp_ Shen cia yi

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Independent Journal Review
Governments Around the World Vastly Expand Power as Coronavirus Spreads

The outbreak of the coronavirus has put world leaders on war-footing — or so they tell their citizens. President Donald Trump has cast himself as a war-time president, marshaling the country’s resources to battle an " invisible enemy .” Across the western world, governments have taken drastic measures to crack down on the spread of the virus, similar to those that people could expect to see in the wake of a major terrorist attack or armed conflict. The United States: In the United States, nearly 100 million Americans are under stay-at-home orders as state governments try to slow the

4 days ago.

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With All Of The Confusion In America, It's Time To Be Reminded That The Former CIA Chief Said, “We’ll Know Our Disi… https://t.co/7nh0kvz6Nn

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Washington Free Beacon
Biden Denies Criticizing Trump on Coronavirus on Same Day His Campaign Blasted the President in an Email

On the same day his campaign sent an email about holding the president "accountable for his failures in handling this pandemic," presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden claimed not to have criticized President Donald Trump's response to the coronavirus. "I've not been criticizing the president, but I've been pointing out where there's disagreement as to how to proceed," Biden said on ABC's  The View . "The coronavirus is not his fault, but the lack of speed and alacrity with which to respond to it has to move much faster." Recent Stories in 2020 Election CA Dem Candida

4 days ago.

Washington Free Beacon
U.S. to Reduce Afghan Aid by $1 Billion After Pompeo Fails to Break Impasse

By Humeyra Pamuk, Hamid Shalizi and Charlotte Greenfield DOHA/KABUL (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday announced a $1 billion cut in U.S. aid to Afghanistan after he failed to convince Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his political foe to end a feud that has helped jeopardize a U.S.-led peace effort. Recent Stories in National Security Exclusive: Iran Imprisoning Coronavirus Whistleblowers, State Department Says ‘I Take My Hat Off to China': Obama's China Ambassador Praises Chinese Response to Virus U.S. to Reduce Afghan Aid by

4 days ago.

Yumiko
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@wez45091067 @LlcSurvival @EGroyper1 @OaF_Unbreakable @AustinSteinbart CIA is the new one .🤣

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Independent Journal Review
Biden Battles for Attention as Coronavirus Threatens to Blunt Democrat’s Momentum

Joe Biden"s presidential campaign installed a television studio in his basement over the weekend so the Democratic front-runner could demand bolder action from President Donald Trump on the coronavirus crisis and speak directly to the country. But when he delivered the debut speech on Monday morning, major cable news networks broadcast New York Governor Andrew Cuomo"s coronavirus briefing instead. It was yet another sign of the upheaval the global pandemic has wrought on a presidential campaign that just a week ago seemed to be moving full steam toward a Nov. 3 general election matchup betwe

4 days ago.

Washington Free Beacon
Soros Bankrolls Coronavirus Attack Ads Against Trump

The Democratic Party's leading super PAC will begin hitting President Donald Trump over coronavirus in four battleground states, using millions from liberal billionaire George Soros. Priorities USA Action—the Democratic Party's largest super PAC—will spend $6 million this week on advertisements criticizing Trump for his response to the coronavirus pandemic. The ads will run in Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. The PAC received $3 million in contributions from Soros's Democracy PAC on Feb. 21,  new filings  show. Soros's seven-figure donation accounts for 77 percent of the  $3.9

4 days ago.

Washington Free Beacon
Chinese Propaganda Video Cites CNN, Democratic Politicians to Push Regime Narrative

China's state-run propaganda outlets are using coronavirus coverage by U.S. media and Democratic politicians to push the regime narrative that the Chinese government bears no responsibility for the ongoing pandemic and that sourcing the origin of the virus to Wuhan is politically motivated. A video posted Monday by the Global Times , a tabloid run by the Communist Party of China, uses footage of numerous American media outlets and Democratic politicians to portray criticism of China's handling of the coronavirus as racist. In addition to citing CNN's Chris Cuomo and NBC's Richard Engel, the

4 days ago.

Dennis Wingo
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@misosusanowa @davidfrum @TM_Eubanks Yep, and it was the CIA who helped put together the lie of the Tonkin Gulf Incident.

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Counter Punch
How a Police State Will Deal With the COVID-19 Pandemic

“Fear is a primitive impulse, brainless as hunger, and because the aim of horror fiction is the production of the deepest kinds of fears, the genre tends to reinforce some remarkably uncivilized ideas about self-protection. In the current crop of zombie stories, the prevailing value for the beleaguered survivors is a sort of siege mentality, a vigilance so constant and unremitting that it’s indistinguishable from the purest paranoia .” — Terrence Rafferty,  New York Times What do zombies have to do with the U.S. government’s plans for dealing with a coronavirus outbreak? Read on, and I’l

4 days ago.

Counter Punch
Sanctions: Unilateral Coercive Measures for Regime Change in Venezuela

In discussing the issue of “sanctions” there are two main points that need to be made. One is the use of the correct terminology when referring to the government actions that the US, Canada and the EU take in order to achieve regime change. The second is of course the impact that those actions have. The blame of imposing “sanctions” falls fully on the US government as it currently applies them to 39 countries! However, throughout, when I refer to the US “sanctions”, particularly in the Venezuelan context, I also mean to include Canada as well as the EU as willing accomplices and accountable p

4 days ago.

The Grist
The coronavirus stimulus will inject trillions into the economy. Here’s how it could also help the planet.

The novel coronavirus is not only infecting people around the world, it’s infecting the global economy. As you read this, likely from the safety of your home, more restaurants and other small businesses are shuttering. States around the U.S. report that hundreds of thousands are filing for unemployment insurance. The president of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis predicts the unemployment rate could skyrocket to 30 percent by the end of the second quarter, which ends next week. That’s 5 percentage points higher than it was in 1933, during the depths of the Great Depression. Yes, it’s on

4 days ago.