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Holiday unemployment down 3 million from Obama economy at same time 5 years ago

The weather outside in Washington isn't particularly frightful right now. As I sit down to write this, it's going to maybe hit 44 degrees Fahrenheit on Saturday and the forecast is for sunny weather. The night might be a little bit chilly -- going down to about 27 -- but given that most of D.C. will be hunched down at home or inside Foggy Bottom taprooms by then, that's no big deal. So that part doesn't follow the old Christmas standard. However, the jobs news is, indeed, so delightful. (Yes, that's the way the carol goes in D.C., I swear.) The November employment report, released Friday,

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Democrats doctored video of Trump used during impeachment hearing

Democrats and the media often accuse conservatives, and especially President Donald Trump, of using deceptively edited or " doctored " pictures and videos to attack them or to prove a point. Unsurprisingly -- as projection is the name of the left's game -- Democrats were just caught using a "doctored" and deceptively edited video clip to try and prove their point against Trump during the impeachment hearing on Wednesday. Breitbart 's Joel Pollack reported that the deceptive snippet of video, which quoted the president out of context, was used extensively as an argument against Trump during

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Independent Journal Review
Democrats to Spend Weekend Drafting Impeachment Charges Against Trump

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives will spend the weekend on Capitol Hill preparing for what could be the final week of their months-old impeachment inquiry that has imperiled Donald Trump's presidency. The House Judiciary Committee's Democratic lawmakers are due to meet on Saturday and Sunday behind closed doors to sift through evidence against the Republican president and draft formal charges, known as articles of impeachment, that the panel could recommend for a full House vote as early as Thursday. On Friday, the White House told committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler it would not

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Washington Free Beacon
Beacon Extra 12/6/19

Welcome to the  Washington Free  Beacon ’s morning newsletter, your comprehensive briefing on the Enemies of Freedom. To get this newsletter sent straight to your inbox every morning, sign up here . Recent Stories in Issues Supreme Court Keeps Hold on Federal Executions Judge Tosses Six Counts, But Allows Calif. to Prosecute Pro-Lifer Behind Organ Harvesting Videos Beacon Extra 12/6/19 HE’LL FIT RIGHT IN … " Sanders Aide’s Tweets Include Homophobic Slurs, References to ‘Jew Money’ ," by WFB’s Joe Schoffstall: A newly hired official for Sen. Bern

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Every real-life origin story for powerful American men pre 1960 is like “he was really good at baseball so we let him run the CIA”

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Hillary identifies another Russian asset: Bernie Sanders

In the world of Hillary Clinton, there's a Russian behind every corner. President Donald Trump was swept into the presidency by the meddling reds, at least in Clinton's mind. Democratic candidate Tulsi Gabbard was implied to be a "favorite" of Russian election hackers by the former secretary of state. Now, not even Bernie Sanders can escape Clinton's Joseph McCarthy-esque Russian blame game. During a Wednesday appearance on Howard Stern's radio show, Clinton claimed that agents from the Slavic nation did everything they could to get Sanders elected. "They were like, 'hey let's do everyth

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Judicial Watch President @TomFitton joins "@LouDobbs Tonight" and says "There is not one institution under our cons… https://t.co/X4q2NtzCL9

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Here's the real threat to America

Amid all the turmoil in Washington about what President Trump did or didn't do – and whether it's grounds for impeachment – a good number of people are considering how all this is tearing the country apart. I've heard from many people of all political persuasions that we are losing what has made the United States great. It's not only the hateful rhetoric aimed at Donald Trump and his administration. It's also the snide remarks tearing down all aspects of the country that are having a real detrimental effect on our unity. Think back to the divisiveness concerning the Korea War and then the

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Dead degenerates walking

Though the mills of God grind slowly, yet they grind exceeding small; Though with patience He stands waiting, with exactness grinds He all. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow The self-anointed elitists of both parties and their Deep State handlers have passed the point of no return in their war against America and its citizens. The elitists had no choice, of course. Generations of political corruption and theft of taxpayer resources forced them to "resist" Trump's outsider victory as president no matter what. If he remained as president, their corruption and criminality would be exposed and punis

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@republic It’s all hogwash , he suddenly faces action before every @UN & @FATFNews sessions & then is released soon… https://t.co/seTcCef3fe

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Impeachment charade: faculty lounge edition

Another chapter in the house impeachment melodrama unfolded this week. The proceedings shifted from Adam Schiff's Intelligence Committee to the Judiciary Committee, which is run by another Democratic member of Congress, Jerry Nadler of New York. Last month Schiff's failed approach was to bring down the president by bringing in a whole cavalcade of intelligence and foreign policy professionals and having them explain how their feelings had been hurt by the bad Orange man. Jerry Nadler tried a new approach. His strategy was to treat impeachment like a faculty meeting at Wesleyan. He produced a

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@8_bitpixel_cat @AnthonyXeno In the in the time period of the 60s-80s the cia held an experiment to get a dolphin t… https://t.co/YqjPIFSDmK

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DOJ: Mueller witness bragged about securing access to Clintons with illegal campaign cash

(YAHOO! NEWS) An emissary for two wealthy Arab princes boasted to unnamed officials of a Middle Eastern government about his direct access to Hillary and Bill Clinton while funneling more than $3.5 million in illegal campaign contributions to the former secretary of state’s 2016 presidential campaign and Democratic fundraising committees, according to a federal indictment announced by the Justice Department this week. “Wonderful meeting with Big Lady. … Can’t wait to tell you all about it,” George Nader allegedly wrote to an official of one of the foreign governments he advises in the Middle

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WND
'Collusion' campaign ran through whistleblower, analyst finds

Eric Ciaramella, Barack Obama A new analysis suggests the debunked Russia-collusion allegations pursued by Democrats against President Trump ran right through the desk of the alleged whistleblower whose complaint triggered the impeachment campaign against the president. Writing for the Gateway Pundit , Lawrence Sellin, a retired U.S. Army Reserve colonel and a veteran of action in both Afghanistan and Iraq, wrote that just as Trump was gaining a lead over his Republican primary opponents in 2015, then-Vice President Joe Biden headed to Ukraine to announce a $190 million program to "fight c

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@StatmanDave Ole is worryingly looking clueless, so much talk about youth, passion and energy but selections keep saying otherwise

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Rush Limbaugh: Despite Pelosi's denial, Democrats DO hate Trump

Rush Limbaugh Despite the fact that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi snapped when a reporter asked her about "hate" for the president and her angry denial, she and her party actually do hate the president. So says talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh. Pelosi was asked on Thursday about the issue. "Don't mess with me when it comes to words like that," she scolded. "As a Catholic, I resent your using 'hate' in a sentence that references me." ""I don't hate anyone," Pelosi charged. "We don't hate anyone." Limbaugh insisted on his show Friday that's exactly what's going on. "I want to go back to

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@zozzer1966 @RudyGiuliani Barack Obama told Mitch McConnell about Russian interference and Mitch refused to support… https://t.co/GuwyAQHQIC

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Ranking Republican: Let's hear from Schiff under oath

Rep. Adam Schiff The ranking Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, which has taken up the impeachment investigation, has delivered a list of witnesses he considers essential to justice. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., sent a letter Friday to Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y. Collins asked for witnesses who would counteract the Democratic "position" he describes as "a breathtaking denial of the president's right to the presumption of innocence and his right to confront any witnesses making accusations against him." "Although the committee is not bound as a matter of House Rules to provide t

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The Denver Post
Presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar will take part in Denver town hall

Darren Hauck, The Associated Press Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., speaks during a Fox News Channel town hall meeting on May 8, 2019, in Milwaukee. Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar will speak in Denver on Sunday at a town hall event on democracy and elections. The U.S. senator from Minnesota will join Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold in hosting the event, according to a news release issued by Griswold"s political representative. Klobuchar"s visit follows former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg"s Aurora event on gun violence Thursday

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Independent Journal Review
Schiff Says Trump Doesn’t ‘Give a Sh*t’ About What’s Best for America

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) says he doesn't hate President Donald Trump , but he does hate what he's doing,&"; in an interview with the New Yorker's Susan Glasser. Shortly after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) denied that she hates Trump or that impeachment was driven by anything other than the facts, Schiff sat down with Glasser to discuss the impeachment inquiry. When Glasser asked if Schiff hates the president, he said he doesn't like what Trump is doing to the country. No. but I do hate what he is doing to the country.&"; While Pelosi

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@tyrconnal @rowanwcroft The likes of the CIA operate in the underworld so like it or not, they are part of it

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Washington Free Beacon
Publisher Stonewalls as Ethics Questions Swirl Around Omar Book

Ilhan Omar became an instant celebrity when she defeated a longtime Democratic incumbent in a tough primary fight in 2016—and it wasn’t long until news broke that the young congresswoman and frequent presidential sparring partner had inked a lucrative book deal after her election to Congress. But the Minnesota lawmaker and her publisher, Dey Street Books, have refused multiple requests for comment about when, exactly, Omar signed that book deal, making it impossible to determine whether she is complying with ethics rules that prohibit House members from receiving book advances. Some new lawm

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CIA Recruitment on Campus Must End https://t.co/A0TWb740md

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Nikki Haley: Real reason Dems keep pushing for impeachment is all part of 'political game'

House Democrats' impeachment inquiry is a mix of posturing and politics, according to former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley. Haley, who is also the former governor of South Carolina, recently tweeted her belief that Democrats recognize they cannot topple President Donald Trump but are holding the hearings to score points with voters. "I don’t believe the Dems are pushing these impeachment hearings because they believe they can defeat the Pres.I believe this is a political game to win senate seats of those senators in vulnerable elections. It is one of the biggest political campaigns we have eve

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Independent Journal Review
U.S. Democratic Contender Sanders Proposes $150 Billion for ‘High-Speed Internet for All’

U.S. Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders launched a plan on Friday to provide high-speed broadband for every U.S. household at a cost of $150 billion, pledging to use antitrust powers to take on internet, telecom and cable companies. Sanders, a leading candidate in the crowded field seeking the Democratic nomination to take on Republican President Donald Trump in the November 2020 election, said the funding would go toward infrastructure grants and technical assistance to local governments to build out publicly owned networks. Access to the internet is a necessity in today's eco

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Independent Journal Review
U.S. Lawmakers Work to Settle on Articles of Impeachment Against Trump

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives will focus on Friday on the serious business of deciding what charges to bring against President Donald Trump, after Speaker Nancy Pelosi ordered the Judiciary Committee to draft formal articles of impeachment. The committee could draft and recommend the articles by Dec. 12, after more than two months investigating, interviewing witnesses and holding hearings into whether the Republican president abused the power of his office. Saying democracy is at stake, Pelosi said in a dramatic televised announcement on Wednesday that she had directed Jerro

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Washington Free Beacon
2020 Dems to Attend Forum Hosted by Scandal-Plagued Union

Top Democratic presidential hopefuls will attend a Teamsters candidate forum hosted by union head James Hoffa Jr., despite longstanding allegations of corruption under his leadership. Hoffa, son of infamous labor leader Jimmy Hoffa, has faced numerous accusations of corruption both internally and from federal investigators since he was first elected general president in 1998. A 2004  investigation  of the Chicago Teamsters brought forth allegations of rampant corruption, including mob influence and kickback schemes. Recently, Hoffa confidante and union leader John Coli  pleaded guilty  to ext

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Counter Punch
Why the Douma Chemical Attack Wasn’t a ‘Managed Massacre’

Photograph Source: U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Phil Speck - Public Domain In the long-running nightmare of the Syrian civil war, the attack at Douma was a déjà vu atrocity with big consequences in Washington. On April 7, 2018, a working-class neighborhood in greater Damascus suffered a chemical attack that killed at least 43 people. Six days later, President Trump ordered a cruise missile attack on a research center and a chemical weapons facility that had been used for the production of sarin. The Douma attack, declared President Trump, represented “a significant escalation in

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Counter Punch
Whatever Happened to the Obama Coalition?

Photograph Source: D.C.Atty - CC By 2.0 Kamala Harris is out. This makes me almost sad; she was a snarky debater and, for a “moderate,” she wasn’t all that bad. Perhaps her managers ought to have stressed that point: “Better Than Booker” would have been a fine slogan for her to run on. Now, with Harris gone, it falls to that dreadful Obama wannabe to take the lead in keeping talk of “reviving the Obama coalition” on the front burner. “Better Than Biden” would have been an apt slogan for her too, despite the plain fact that the message it conveys goes without saying. It is glaringly obvi

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Counter Punch
The Dismal Dollar Dems and the Subversion of Democracy

Photograph Source: Office of Public Affairs - CC BY 2.0 I never cease to be amused by the brazen hypocrisy of the dismal, dollar-drenched Goldman Sachs-Citigroup-JP Morgan Chase-Council on Foreign Relations Democrats. Yesterday morning, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ( Net Worth: $101 million , D-CA) blessed the drafting of Articles of Impeachment against the demented fascist oligarch Donald Trump. She gave the nod in a short oration that cited the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution to accuse the rancid and rogue President of the United States of trying to enlist foreign

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Conviction and Removal Aren’t the Issue; It’s Impeachment of Trump That is Essential

Photograph Source: Backbone Campaign - CC BY 2.0 A lot of pundit verbiage and Democratic Party internal debate as well is being wasted on the question of whether Trump could be convicted successfully in a Senate currently run by a lickspittle Republican majority afraid of their shadows and devoid of any concern for the fate of Constitutional government. Let’s accept that the 20-plus Republicans among this bunch of gutless partisans that would have to join all or most of the 47 Democrats and independents in the Senate in order to convict Trump do not exist, even if they were to be shown

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Counter Punch
Law Seminar in the Hearing Room: Impeachment Day Six

Photograph Source: Coffeeandcrumbs - CC BY-SA 4.0 The week began with a few tweets from ignorant congresspeople and the president decrying the supposed unfairness of the proceedings. Pompeo chimed in with a remark that the timing was “unfortunate." His reasoning was that Trump had important business to take care of in Britain at the NATO meeting. You know, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, which Trump claims to hate. Personally, I think if they changed the name of it to North Atlantic Trump Organization, he would be fine with it. Like a dog pissing on every tree he passes by, Trump

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Counter Punch
Why Do We Punish the Peacemakers?

(L to R) Brian Terrell, Mary Yelenick and Anthony Donovan, vigil with signs outside the courthouse. (Photo by the author.) You’re liable to run into trouble if you try to suggest there is a greater threat to planetary survival than climate change. But there is. It’s called nuclear war. Granted — and thank goodness — climate change is finally all the rage now. Rage has taken over, and rightly so, especially among the young whose future has been effectively ruined by the inaction of their elders. There is no arguing that the climate crisis is an emergency. We have left it so late that the st

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Counter Punch
Michael Bloomberg and Me

Photograph Source: Metropolitan Transportation - CC BY 2.0 In 1975, I took a job as a Cobol programmer at Salomon Brothers in New York, mainly on the buzz generated by a N.Y. Times profile of its star block trader Michael Bloomberg. The November 9 th article noted that “The single‐minded dedication of Mr. Bloomberg"s pressure‐cooker life goes hand in glove with the aggressive business style which has made Salomon Brothers one of the largest and most profitable firms on Wall Street.” While at Salomon, I often stopped by Socialist Workers Party national headquarters after work to take pa

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Counter Punch
What We Must Do

Mill and power plant, Oregon City. Photo: Jeffrey St. Clair. The Warming Planet “The United Nations released an  exceptionally bleak report  today, which warns that, at the current pace of greenhouse gas emissions, global temperatures will rise by as much as 3.9 degrees Celsius (almost 7 degrees Fahrenheit) by 2100.” – The United Nations Environment Programme report, Nov. 2019 “Somehow, against all logic, we have adopted a collective faith in the willingness of ruling governments and corporations to do the right thing. Carbon footprints will be drastically reduced thanks to a combinati

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Counter Punch
NATO is a Brain Dead, Obsolete, Rabid Dog. Euthanize It.

In early November, French president Emmanuel Macron complained that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization  (NATO) is experiencing "brain death" as its member states go their own ways, with "no coordination whatsoever of strategic decision-making." US president Donald Trump"s reply: "Nobody needs NATO more than France." The two continued their duel over NATO"s future at an early December meeting of the alliance"s members in London. Unfortunately, 2019 Trump isn"t nearly as smart as 2016 Trump, who noted that "NATO is obsolete." In fact, became obsolete 25 years before Trump called the fact to

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Counter Punch
Bolivia’s Coup Government: a Far-Right Horror Show

Since coming to power on November 12, Bolivia’s right-wing coup government , led by interim president Jeanine Añez, has quickly consolidated power and achieved international legitimacy. So far, the Añez government has succeeded in calling elections for 2020; persecuting journalists, political opponents, and human rights activists; and, following two massacres of unarmed, mainly indigenous protesters that left at least nineteen dead — first on November 15 in Sacaba (near Cochabamba) and again on November 19 in El Alto (adjacent to La Paz) — negotiating a truce with the country’s trade union an

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Counter Punch
The Audacity of Hypocrisy

It is the era of disavowal of Trump.  Long despised by anti-racists and humanists of many stripes, his foreign policy has now even offended US empire builders, leaving us with an overlap of interests between those who wish to scuttle Trump’s overt policies of hate and those who hate to see US power decrease in the world. Whether via impeachment or election, the time has come for a new carrier of the torch. That person will almost certainly be a Democrat, one who is “liberal” enough to appear to support human rights, justice and democracy but who is also committed to the maximization of US econ

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Counter Punch
Do Bernie’s Supporters Know What “Not Me, Us” Means? Does Bernie?

I’ve gotta give it to Bernie and/or his strategy folks. “Not me, us” is the best political slogan I’ve heard in long time. Seriously, all cynicism aside, those three words sum up what has to happen in order for Bernie to win and, if elected, to serve effectively. It has to be about people power, not just the power — or inevitable weaknesses — of one personality. I do believe that Bernie has a good chance of moving into the White House. The huge crowds, the record-breaking fundraising, and the sheer enthusiasm of his supporters are unmatched in the field of candidates. This all counts for som

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WND
Worse conduct than any prior president? Really?

This week, Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee trotted out a trio of dispassionate legal experts to explain why the impeachment of Donald Trump was justified. They were there to bring a veneer of gravitas and erudition to what's been, until now, a highly partisan affair. But however smart people such as Michael Gerhardt, distinguished professor of constitutional law at University of North Carolina, might be, they aren't immune from peddling partisan absurdities. Once Gerhardt argued that Trump's conduct was "worse than the misconduct of any prior president," we no longer had any intell

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Washington Free Beacon
Beacon Extra 12/5/19

Welcome to the  Washington Free  Beacon ’s morning newsletter, your comprehensive briefing on the Enemies of Freedom. To get this newsletter sent straight to your inbox every morning, sign up here . Recent Stories in Issues Bloomberg Pooh-Poohs Concerns From Employees Bloomberg Pivots to Attacking NRA When Asked About Stop-and-Frisk Publisher Stonewalls as Ethics Questions Swirl Around Omar Book STILL FEELING THE BERN … " Hillary Clinton Continues to Blame Everyone But Herself for 2016 Loss ," by WFB’s Andrew Stiles: Discussing prospective nomin

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WND
The coming 'white Christmas' Democratic debate

"I'm not a billionaire," said California Sen. Kamala Harris this week. "I can't fund my own campaign, and as the campaign has gone on it's become harder and harder to raise the money. … I am suspending my campaign." Like most Democratic candidates, Harris had "funded" her political ambitions by promising slacker-voters lots of government money – that is, trillions of dollars to be squeezed from hard-pressed taxpayers – if and when she won political power. Like most Democrats, Sen. Harris bankrolled her campaign with contributions of $37 million, mostly from wealthy donors and special interes

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WND
The paleface Democratic Party

The "Our diversity is our strength!" Party is starting to look rather monochromatic in its upper echelons these days. The four leading candidates for its presidential nomination – Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg – are all white. The six candidates who have qualified for the Dec. 19 debate – the front four, plus Amy Klobuchar and Tom Steyer – are all white. Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democratic Majority Leader Steny Hoyer are both white, as are Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Whip Dick Durbin. The chairs of the House Intelligence and Judiciary Co

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The Atlantic
The Atlantic Politics Daily: Democrats Have an Image Problem

It’s Thursday, December 5. In today’s newsletter: Where have all the non-white 2020 candidates gone? Plus, following the bread crumbs of the “Ukraine did it” conspiracy. * « TODAY IN POLITICS » (BRENDAN MCDERMID / REUTERS) From the most diverse in history—to all white Before any votes had been cast, Kamala Harris dropped out of the presidential race, leaving the Democratic field with more than just an image problem. With Tulsi Gabbard and Andrew Yang yet to qualify, and Cory Booker and Julían Castro unlikely to, the debate stage will be notably lacking in ethnic

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WND
Dem star witness' obsession with impeachment exposed

WATCH: @MattGaetz exposes one of the Democrats' witnesses obsessions with impeachment. Feldman claims he was an "impeachment skeptic." Yeah right! pic.twitter.com/PTBuki1RH3 — Trump War Room (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TrumpWarRoom) December 4, 2019 In his testimony before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, Harvard Law Professor Noah Feldman declared under oath that he was an "impeachment skeptic" until the July 25 call between President Trump and the Ukraine president at the center of the Democrats' impeachment inquiry. However, in a Vice magazine article in May 2017 , no

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The Denver Post
Presidential hopeful Mike Bloomberg lays out national gun control plan in Colorado church

New Democratic presidential hopeful Mike Bloomberg came to Aurora on Thursday to unveil an ambitious blueprint to reduce gun violence in America, including reinstatement of a federal ban on assault weapons, passage of a nationwide red flag law and the requirement that every gun buyer first get a permit. The former New York mayor, who for years has poured tens of millions of dollars into gun control efforts across the nation, sat down with gun violence survivors and victims" family members. The setting: Heritage Christian Center, right behind the Century 16 movie theater - the place where

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Washington Free Beacon
Former Obama Official Floats Impeaching Trump Again If He’s Acquitted

Neal Katyal, an acting solicitor general under Barack Obama, argued Thursday that if the Senate acquits President Donald Trump after the House of Representatives impeaches the president, the next Congress could simply convict Trump again on the same charges. "If the Senate doesn't vote to convict Trump, or tries to monkey [with] his trial, he could, of course, be retried in the new Senate should he win reelection," the liberal attorney argued on Twitter. "Double jeopardy protections do not apply." Recent Stories in Politics Dem Leader Expects to Lose Some Dems on Impeachment Vote

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The Atlantic
The Atlantic Politics Daily: What NATO Was

It’s Wednesday, December 4. In today’s newsletter: NATO, impeachment, and what came after the poisoning of the former Russian spy, Sergei Skripal. * « TODAY IN POLITICS » (Peter Nicholls / Reuters) NATO was supposed to represent shared Western values. This year, disagreements rankled. Our London-based writer Tom McTague reports: … as the leaders of the world’s most enduring military alliance have gathered in London these past two days, amid petty rows and great philosophical disputes, the very notion of this spiritual union is being called into question. Re

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Washington Free Beacon
U.S. Mulls Withdrawal From Open Skies Treaty

The Trump administration may withdraw the United States from a treaty with Russia that Moscow uses to conduct surveillance operations across the United States—and has repeatedly violated by denying the United States access to Russian airspace. The Open Skies Treaty, which went into effect in 2002, permits reciprocal unarmed reconnaissance flights by the participants, which include the United States, Russia, and more than 30 European partners. In recent years, the treaty has caused consternation among the highest levels of the U.S. national security community due to Moscow’s repeated and incre

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WND
Hillary struck with coughing fit after not ruling out 2020 run

If the rumors are true and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is about to make one more run for the presidency, she will undoubtedly have her health to contend with once again on the campaign trail. Amid much speculation as to the two-time failed candidate's current political intentions, numerous statements from close former aides seem to suggest she has yet to entirely rule out a late entrance into the hotly contested 2020 Democratic presidential primary race. Clinton only added fuel to that fire recently, telling the BBC's Graham Norton last week she is "not yet" ready to be for

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Independent Journal Review
Buttigieg Scolds Black Lives Matter Activist for Disrupting African American Supporters

In an interview with NBC News , Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg scolded a Black Lives Matter activist for disrupting a meeting of African American supporters in his hometown of South Bend, Ind. In the incident, which was captured on video, a man identified as Igor Rodriguez interrupted South Bend Common Council member Sharon McBride as she was describing why she supports Buttigieg's effort to secure the Democratic nomination and defeat President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election. There was just a major ruckus at this event with prominent African-American lea

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Independent Journal Review
Pelosi Instructs House Panel to Draft Articles of Impeachment Against Trump

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday said she has instructed the House Judiciary Committee to draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump over his effort to pressure Ukraine to investigate a political rival. The facts are uncontested. The president abused his power for his own personal political benefit at the expense of our national security by withholding military aid and (a) crucial Oval Office meeting in exchange for an announcement of an investigation into his political rival,&"; Pelosi said in a televised statement. Sadly, but with confide

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Independent Journal Review
Pelosi Instructs House Panel to Draft Articles of Impeachment Against Trump

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday said she has instructed the House Judiciary Committee to draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump over his effort to pressure Ukraine to investigate a political rival. The facts are uncontested. The president abused his power for his own personal political benefit at the expense of our national security by withholding military aid and (a) crucial Oval Office meeting in exchange for an announcement of an investigation into his political rival,&"; Pelosi said in a televised statement. Sadly, but with confidence

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Independent Journal Review
China Maintains Tariffs Must Be Reduced for Phase One Trade Deal With U.S.

Tariffs must be cut if China and the United States are to reach an interim agreement on trade, the Chinese commerce ministry said on Thursday, sticking to its stance that some U.S. tariffs must be rolled back for a phase one deal. The Chinese side believes that if the two sides reach a phase one deal, tariffs should be lowered accordingly,&"; ministry spokesman Gao Feng told reporters, adding that both sides were maintaining close communication. Completion of a phase one deal between the world's two biggest economies had been initially expected in November, ahead of a new round of U.S. tarif

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Independent Journal Review
U.S. Democratic Panel Flags Misinformation Concerns to Facebook

Facebook's policy on paid political advertisements has flaws that allow the spread of false information, the U.S. Democratic National Committee has said in a letter to Sheryl Sandberg, a top official of the social media giant. Facebook has been reviewing its policies after lawmakers and regulators criticized a decision not to fact-check ads run by politicians, with Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg saying it does not want to stifle political speech. In the letter that Reuters obtained on Tuesday, the U.S. Democratic Party's administrative and fundraising body has flagged its concerns to Sandbe

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Counter Punch
Spying on Assange: the Spanish Case Takes a Turn

Judge José de la Mata of Spain’s High Court, the Audiencia Nacional, had been facing a good deal of stonewalling on the part of his British colleagues. He is overseeing an investigation into the surveillance activities of a Spanish security firm aimed at WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, during his stay at the Ecuadorean embassy in London. De la Mata had issued a European Investigation Order (EIO) in September seeking the assistance of British authorities in trying to interview Assange on the matter. This involved allegations that David Morales, owner of the security outfit UC Global SL, “in

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Counter Punch
Big Rallies and Big Differences in Germany

Looking out my window at the wide Karl Marx Allee boulevard below, I have seen many a big May Day parade march by in the old GDR days, and many a passing bicycle race or Marathon. Recently, for the first time, I saw a slow, endless column of green or yellow tractors. I learned later that 5600 of them, after blocking traffic while driving in from North, South, East and West Germany, had converged at the Brandenburg Gate, parked in orderly rows and then voiced their demands: “Fewer or better pesticides, OK! Less or better fertilizers, also OK! We too want to save our planet. But not without cons

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Counter Punch
How American Exceptionalism is Killing the Planet

Ever since 2007,  I’ve been arguing against America’s forever wars, whether in Afghanistan , Iraq , or elsewhere . Unfortunately, it’s no surprise that, despite my more than 60 articles, American blood is still being spilled in war after war across the Greater Middle East and Africa, even as foreign peoples pay a far higher price in lives lost and cities ruined . And I keep asking myself: Why, in this century, is the distinctive feature of America"s wars that they never end? Why do our leaders persist in such repetitive folly and the seemingly eternal disasters that go with it? Sadly,

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Counter Punch
The Mad Activist Impeaches Western Culture

Dear Hot-to-Impeach Congressional Democrats, I thought of you when I read "Why the Ukraine Scheme Matters," the November 25 editorial in the New York Times. As usual, Times syntax and grammar are superb and the editors" argumentation skills fully justify the current high tuition rates at name universities. So, congrats, Impeacho-crats! The Times delivered your message: What Trump did in the Ukraine – in his own self-interest – matters . But I am a tired, marginal, aging, rad-lib lesbo activist moonbat, and I don"t care. What"s scary is, the New York Times can sense this. I bet you can, too.

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Washington Free Beacon
Yang on Impeachment: ‘This Is Going to Be a Loser’

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang on Wednesday said attacks on President Donald Trump have been ineffective and may ultimately increase his reelection chances. "It seems like all we can do is throw ineffective rocks at Donald Trump, and then it ends up leading unfortunately toward his reelection," Yang said during an interview on Rolling Stone ‘s podcast "Useful Idiots." Recent Stories in Politics WaPo Gives Buttigieg Three Pinocchios for Black Poverty Rate Claim Pelosi Fumes: I Don't Hate the President Overflow Crowd Turns Out in Blue Co

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WND
10 biggest revelations to expect from Horowitz report

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee June 18, 2018 (Video screenshot) The much-anticipated report of the Justice Department inspector general on alleged abuses by the Obama FBI and DOJ in obtaining a warrant to surveil the 2016 Trump campaign will "provide a comprehensive catalog of what offenses, mistakes and oversights the FBI committed during one of the most politically polarizing investigations in recent history," according to investigative reporter John Solomon. Solomon, whose extensive reporting on the origins of the Dem

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The Denver Post
The Latest: Nadler says Trump actions meet impeachment test

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on House hearings on the impeachment of President Donald Trump (all times local): 7:25 p.m. House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler says President Donald Trump"s actions in pressuring Ukraine"s president to investigate a political rival meet a three-part test for impeachment. Nadler says Trump committed impeachable offenses when he withheld an official White House meeting and vital military aid from a vulnerable ally "to obtain that private, political advantage." Second, Nadler says Trump"s offense was grave enough that it"s worth putting the country through

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The Denver Post
The Latest: Witness apologizes for mentioning Barron Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on House hearings on the impeachment of President Donald Trump (all times local): 5:55 p.m. A Democratic witness at the House Judiciary Committee"s impeachment hearing is apologizing for bringing up the name of President Donald Trump"s 13-year-old son, Barron. Stanford law professor Pamela Karlan said Wednesday that ‘"it was wrong of me to do that," adding, ‘"I do regret it." Karlan"s apology came after she faced a firestorm of criticism from Republicans, including first lady Melania Trump, who tweeted that "a minor child deserves privacy and shou

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WND
2 Hillary Clinton donors indicted for funneling illegal cash to 2016 campaigns

(PJ MEDIA) -- Two Lebanese-American businessmen have been indicted for their role in a scheme to funnel $3.5 million in illegal campaign contributions to political campaigns in 2016. George Nader, who was a key witness in the investigation by Robert Mueller of collusion by the Trump campaign with Russia in 2016, and Ahmad “Andy” Khawaja, CEO of online payment processing company Allied Wallet, were indicted for conspiring to conceal a $3.5 million contribution from Nader by making them in the name of Khawaja, his wife and his company, Allied Wallet Inc. Although the 53-count indictment does n

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The Denver Post
The Latest: First lady scolds witness for citing son’s name

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on House hearings on the impeachment of President Donald Trump (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Melania Trump says a Democratic witness at the House Judiciary Committee"s impeachment hearing should be "ashamed" for bringing up the name of her 13-year-old son, Barron. The first lady has tweeted at Stanford law professor Pamela Karlan that "a minor child deserves privacy and should be kept out of politics." At one point during Karlan"s testimony, she said that while President Donald Trump can "name his son Barron, he can"t make him a baron." Karlan was trying to ma

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The Huffington Post
Democrats Hint They’re Mulling Impeaching Trump For More Than Just Ukraine

Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler drew a link between the current hearings and the Mueller report.

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The Denver Post
Colorado Republican argues Abraham Lincoln could have faced impeachment under Democrats’ standards

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Ken Buck argued Wednesday that nearly any president — Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Barack Obama — could have been impeached under "amorphous" standards being used by Democrats in their impeachment inquiry. The Windsor Republican was allotted five minutes to ask questions during the House Judiciary Committee"s first hearing in its impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. He used that time to ask a law professor whether past presidents could have been impeached for their wrongdoing. "Can you name a single president in the history

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Independent Journal Review
House Democrat Announces Retirement, Says He Will ‘Never Understand’ Republican Colleagues

House Democrat Denny Heck (D-Wa.) announced he was retiring on Wednesday, and he had some harsh words for his Republican colleagues on the way out. Heck has served four terms in Congress and is on the House Intelligence Committee that investigated Russian interference and launched the Trump impeachment inquiry. In a Medium post announcing his decision , Heck said he was discouraged&"; by the current state of politics. The countless hours I have spent in the investigation of Russian election interference and the impeachment inquiry have rendered my soul weary,&"; he wrote. I will never under

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The Denver Post
The Latest: GOP seeks to undercut Dems’ impeachment case

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on House hearings on the impeachment of President Donald Trump (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee are trying to undercut the Democrats" case for impeaching President Donald Trump. One GOP congressman, Louie Gohmert of Texas, complains the committee hasn"t had enough time to review the House Intelligence Committee"s report on impeachment. He also says none of legal scholars at Wednesday"s hearing had firsthand knowledge of the events in question. The impeachment inquiry centers on a July 25 phone call Trump had with the n

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WND
Rush Limbaugh producer 'Bo Snerdley' founds new black conservatives PAC

To Rush Limbaugh listeners, he's the man behind the man behind the golden microphone. But James Golden -- professionally known as Rush producer “Bo Snerdley” -- is stepping forward as the 2020 presidential election looms near with a new medium and new mission. He’s co-founded a political action committee -- the New Journey PAC -- aimed at building conservative support among black Americans. That’s a voting group which has been key to Democratic election strategy for decades, but Golden and his partners are aiming to change that. And they’re going to use the reality of Donald Trump’s presid

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Washington Free Beacon
Hillary Clinton Continues to Blame Everyone But Herself for 2016 Loss

Hillary Clinton still refuses to accept any personal responsibility for her failure to beat Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election. The historically unsuccessful candidate told radio host Howard Stern on Wednesday that "other factors" were to blame for her loss. Asked by Stern to respond to critics who blame Hillary's loss on her failure to seriously campaign in crucial midwestern states such as Michigan and Wisconsin, both of which Trump won narrowly, the failed candidate rejected the suggestion that her actions played a meaningful role in the race's outcome. Recent Stories in Poli

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Independent Journal Review
Legal Experts Summoned by Democrats Call Trump Actions Impeachable

President Donald Trump's actions to prod Ukraine to pursue investigations that could benefit him politically represent impeachable offenses, constitutional law experts called by Democrats testified to the U.S. Congress on Wednesday as lawmakers laid the groundwork for formal charges against Trump. Watch the impeachment hearing live, click: https://www.reuters.com/live-events/trump-impeachment-hearings-id2908952 At a House of Representatives Judiciary Committee hearing featuring political theatrics, three law professors chosen by the Democrats made clear that they believed Trump's actions con

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The Denver Post
The Latest: Scholar says evidence not there for impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on House hearings on the impeachment of President Donald Trump (all times local): 1:20 p.m. A law professor and witness for the Republicans is explaining to lawmakers why he thinks impeaching President Donald Trump would be wrong. Jonathan Turley teaches at George Washington University and is one of four professors testifying Wednesday in the House impeachment inquiry. Turley tells members of the House Judiciary Committee that he thinks the impeachment proceedings are being rushed for no reason. He says removing a president "takes time" and work and "is not a

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Independent Journal Review
‘I’m Insulted’: Impeachment Witness Fires Back After GOP Rep Claims Hearings Are ‘Not Really About the Facts’

The House Judiciary Committee's first impeachment hearing began on Wednesday with four constitutional scholars arguing whether President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine could be considered an impeachable offense. The ranking member of the committee, Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.), sought to discredit the hearings , arguing that they are not really about the facts.&"; The comments did not sit well with Stanford law professor Pamela Karlan, one of the four witnesses, who testily responded that her views were informed by the facts laid out during weeks of open hearings held by the House In

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Washington Free Beacon
Dem Rep Laments Absence of Black Impeachment Witnesses

Rep. Al Green (D., Tex.) on Wednesday railed against the lack of diversity among the impeachment witnesses chosen by the Democrat-controlled House Judiciary Committee. "It hurts my heart, Mr. Speaker, to see the Judiciary Committee hearing experts on the topic of impeachment, one of the seminal issues of this Congress - ; and not one person of color among the experts," Green said on the House floor. "What subliminal message are we sending to the world when we have experts, but not one person of color?" he asked. "Are we saying there are no people of color who are experts on this topic of im

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The Denver Post
The Latest: Legal experts weigh in on impeachment threshold

WASHINGTON - The Latest on House hearings on the impeachment of President Donald Trump (all times local): 11:25 a.m. Four law school professors are giving lessons on American history and presidential politics as they testify in the House impeachment inquiry. Several of the experts say they think President Donald Trump’s conduct with Ukraine meets the definition of “high crimes and misdemeanors” required in the Constitution for impeachable offenses. Pamela Karlan of Stanford Law School says Trump’s encouragement to Ukraine’s president that the Ukrainian leader investigate Trump’s Democrat

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Independent Journal Review
U.S. House Calls Four Law Professors to Start Trump Impeachment Hearing

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee announced on Monday it will call four witnesses, all of them law professors, during the first day of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. Hearings in the Democrat-controlled House start Wednesday at 10 a.m. ET (1500 GMT). Trump, a Republican, and his lawyers were invited earlier to appear, but declined on Sunday, citing a lack of fundamental fairness.&"; Here is who will testify: Noah Feldman, a professor of law at Harvard Law School. Feldman, a former clerk for Justice David Souter of the U.S. Supreme Court, was senior constitutional advi

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Independent Journal Review
Special Report: 2020 U.S. Census Plagued by Hacking Threats, Cost Overruns

In 2016, the U.S. Census Bureau faced a pivotal choice in its plan to digitize the nation's once-a-decade population count: build a system for collecting and processing data in-house, or buy one from an outside contractor. The bureau chose Pegasystems Inc, reasoning that outsourcing would be cheaper and more effective. Three years later, the project faces serious reliability and security problems, according to Reuters interviews with six technology professionals currently or formerly involved in the census digitization effort. And its projected cost has doubled to $167 million — about

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Independent Journal Review
Factbox: Combative U.S. House Judiciary Panel Enters Impeachment Spotlight

The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, one of the most argumentative panels in Congress, is set to begin weighing formal impeachment charges against President Donald Trump over his dealings with Ukraine. Packed with Democratic progressives and Republican conservatives known for not pulling their verbal punches, the panel's proceedings could quickly become unruly. Following are members of the Democratic-led panel who may play a prominent role in proceedings that start on Wednesday with testimony from legal experts on what constitutes an impeachable offense under the U.S. Const

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Independent Journal Review
What Does It Take to Impeach Trump? Democrats Begin Weighing Evidence

Democrats in Congress will begin proceedings on Wednesday that are widely expected to end in impeachment charges against President Donald Trump, a day after they accused him of abusing his office in a bid to secure his re-election in 2020. After more than two months of investigation, the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing to examine whether Trump's alleged misdeeds in his dealings with Ukraine qualify as the high crimes and misdemeanors&"; punishable by impeachment under the U.S. Constitution. The panel could move quickly in coming weeks to recommend charges kno

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Counter Punch
Wealthy Countries’ Approach to Climate Change Condemns Hundreds of Millions of People to Suffer

Mill and power plant, West Linn, Oregon. Photo: Jeffrey St. Clair. In Madrid, Spain, the 2019 UN Climate Change Conference—known as COP25 —began on December 2. Representatives of the world’s countries gathered to discuss what is decidedly a serious problem for the planet; no one, except dangerous political forces in the neofascist right, denies the reality of climate change. What prevents a transfer from carbon-based fuel to other fuels is not the stubbornness of this or that country. The main problems are three: 1) The right wing that denies climate change; 2) Sections of the energy ind

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Counter Punch
Billionaire Entitlement Run Amok: the Case of Michael Bloomberg

Photograph Source: Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin S. O"Brien - Public Domain Michael Bloomberg, according to  Forbes Magazine  the 9th richest man in the world with a net worth this year of $54.7 billion, isn’t just the  real   billionaire candidate  for President in 2020 (Donald Trump’s net worth is almost certainly not counted in the billions, and could be negative for all we know, since he won’t release his tax records) Bloomberg is also the  billionaires’ candidate  for president. That is to say, he’s not just rich, he’s their man. Bloomberg, who owns 88% of the giant m

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Counter Punch
Elizabeth Warren: Savior of a Fallen System?

Elizabeth Warren is a neoliberal in the service of the oligarchs and plutocrats: the few and the wealthy! She stands in a long line of neoliberals who join the contemporary liberal populist parade. Long gone are the New Deal and Great Society days when at least a few social programs were enacted for some. Of course, those programs of the New Deal were generally dependent on race. Warren is a good friend to Wall Street as  a recent article in the Guardian  documents. (“Progressives, trust your gut: Elizabeth Warren is not one of us,” November 24, 2019). Her half-hearted consumer protection pol

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Counter Punch
The Remembrance Poppy is Becoming a Weapon Against Immigrants to Canada

Canada ’s “diversity” is famous – or a bit infamous for the redneckers in a country larger than the US who still cannot quite accept that this is an immigrant nation. On a Toronto tram, I’ve often found myself the only Anglo-Saxon aboard. But I don’t find this odd. I am not a Canadian, but my Canadian fellow travellers are clearly from Pakistan, China, Egypt, eastern Europe, Iran, India, Syria, you name it. Some came as refugees – just as Jews tried (often vainly) to come before the Second World War ; turned away by an antisemitic prime minister. Others were born in Canada. It works. Sure,

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Washington Free Beacon
Beacon Extra 12/3/19

Welcome to the  Washington Free  Beacon ’s morning newsletter, your comprehensive briefing on the Enemies of Freedom. To get this newsletter sent straight to your inbox every morning, sign up here . Recent Stories in Issues Beacon Extra 12/3/19 NYC Lawyer Admits to SCOTUS Gun Regulation Had No Impact on Safety Bloomberg Trashes NYC Gun Regulation He Defended As Mayor GOT HER AGAIN … " Warren’s Son Attended One of Nation’s Most Elite Private Schools ," by WFB’s Collin Anderson: The Haverford School’s leafy campus, arched doorways, and neatly unif

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Washington Free Beacon
Continetti: ‘Lack of a Crime’ Makes It Difficult to Make the Case for Impeachment

Washington Free Beacon founding editor Matthew Continetti on Tuesday said it will be difficult for Democrats to make the case for impeaching President Donald Trump when there is a "lack of a crime." Continetti appeared on Fox News's Special Report , where he outlined some of the issues Democrats face during their push for impeachment. Recent Stories in Politics Hillary Clinton Continues to Blame Everyone But Herself for 2016 Loss Loeffler Touts Conservative Bona Fides Upon Appointment to Georgia Senate Seat Dem Rep Laments Absence of Black Impeachment Witne

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Washington Free Beacon
Swalwell Walks Back Call for Impeachment

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D., Calif.) on Tuesday claimed he had not yet determined whether to support the impeachment of President Donald Trump, despite calling for his ouster multiple times in June. Swalwell, who has frequently appeared on CNN and MSNBC to discuss impeachment, was approached on Capitol Hill by CNN reporter Manu Raju, who asked him whether he had made a decision about impeaching Trump. Recent Stories in Politics Loeffler Touts Conservative Bona Fides Upon Appointment to Georgia Senate Seat Dem Rep Laments Absence of Black Impeachment Witnesses &#82

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The Denver Post
In 300 pages, House lays out evidence for Trump impeachment

WASHINGTON - In a sweeping impeachment report, t he House on Tuesday outlined evidence of “significant misconduct” by President Donald Trump toward Ukraine, findings that will now underscore a debate over whether the 45th president should be removed from office. The 300-page report from Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee makes the case that Trump misused the power of his office for personal political gain and, in the course of their investigation, obstructed Congress by stonewalling the proceedings like no other president in history. The report does not render a judgment on whet

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WND
Trump's Achilles' heel: Getting bad establishment advice

Make no mistake about it. I think President Donald J. Trump has been doing a fantastic job as the 45th president of the United States, whether it is with regard to immigration, the economy, religious freedom, anti-terrorism or foreign policy in general, particularly with regard to the Middle East and Israel. Who but The Donald would bring the Islamic Republic of Iran to its economic knees, express support for those who want to overthrow its radical Muslim regime and at the same time move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to its capital, Jerusalem, then recently recognize Jewish and by extension Chris

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WND
Nunes sues 'mother of fake news' CNN for hundreds of millions of dollars

Devin Nunes Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., an advocate for President Trump and a critic of what is commonly known as the "fake news" media, has filed a defamation suit against CNN for $435 million. The complaint calls the network "the mother of fake news." "It is the least trusted name. CNN is eroding the fabric of America, proselytizing, sowing distrust and disharmony. It must be held accountable." Nunes, the ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee, is responding to a network story that claimed he met with a fired Ukrainian prosecutor "in an effort to dig up dirt on Democratic p

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WND
Elizabeth Warren: I'll wear Planned Parenthood scarf to my inauguration

(FOX NEWS) -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has said she will show support for the nation's largest abortion provider during her inauguration if she won the 2020 presidential election. During a campaign stop on Monday, Warren recalled attending President Trump's inauguration in 2017 while wearing a scarf embroidered with the words "Planned Parenthood." "I'm going to be wearing that scarf when I'm sworn as president of the United States," she told a crowd at the University of Iowa. Read the full story › The post Elizabeth Warren: I'll wear Planned Parenthood scarf to my inaugurati

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WND
Impeachment report charges Trump 'undermined national security'

(FOX NEWS) -- The Democrat-led House Intelligence Committee released a scathing report Tuesday on the findings from its impeachment inquiry, accusing President Trump of misusing his office to seek foreign help in the 2020 presidential race. The 300-page report comes hours before the House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to begin taking up the case with its first formal impeachment hearing Wednesday morning. The report is expected to be transmitted to that committee following an evening vote and would form the basis for any impeachment articles. "President Trump’s scheme subverted U.S. forei

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WND
Ilhan Omar: Nail Trump like Al Capone

In their impeachment investigation of President Trump, Democrats should model the prosecutors who took down mob bosses such as Al Capone, contends Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn. In an interview with MSNBC, Omar urged her colleagues to focus on the Ukraine matter in articles of impeachment rather than including issues raised by the Mueller report or charges of "bigotry and racism." "I believed that there were multiple reasons for us to move impeachment on this president, and right now I think it is really important for us to have it be narrowed because this is a very concise case, regardless of

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Independent Journal Review
House Democrats’ Impeachment Report Accuses Trump of Abusing Power

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday laid out their impeachment case against President Donald Trump, accusing him of using the powers of his office to solicit foreign interference in the 2020 election. The Democratic-led House Intelligence Committee, which has spearheaded the impeachment probe that formally began in September, also said in a report that the Republican president had obstructed the investigation. The committee is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. EST (2300 GMT) to vote on its findings. The matter will then go to the House Judiciary Committee, which will open it

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Independent Journal Review
Trump Blasts Democrats, Demands Biden Testify as Panel Issues Impeachment Report

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday used a global stage to attack Democrats' impeachment inquiry into whether he pressured Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, and demanded again that his political rival testify in the proceedings. Trump, speaking on the sidelines of a NATO summit in London, complained that Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives had conducted unfair witch hunt&"; hearings in which witnesses the administration wanted to testify were not called. Senior administration officials have declined to testify in the proceedings. We want Biden. We want th

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WND
House GOP: 10 findings that destroy impeachment drive

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, at a hearing March 28, 2019 (Video screenshot) House Republicans released a report Monday with 10 findings from the Democrats' impeachment-inquiry hearings, contending none of the 12 witnesses corroborated the charges against President Trump. "The evidence does NOT prove the Democrats' allegations that President Trump abused his authority to pressure Ukraine to investigate his potential political rival, Vice President Joe Biden, for President Trump's benefit in the 2020 presidential election," the GOP committee member

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WND
Over and out for Kamala Harris: Democrat quits presidential race

California Sen. Kamala Harris has dropped out of the 2020 Democratic presidential race, the candidate announced Tuesday. The Atlantic's Edward-Isaac Dovere was the first to break the news, noting that Harris was in the process of informing her staff. " Kamala Harris is dropping out of the presidential election today, I'm told reliably. She's informing staff now," he tweeted. Harris came into the race with the highest expectations on her, and the biggest entry into the race with 22,000 people at her rally in Oakland at the end of January - but had struggled with internal fighting and money

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Washington Free Beacon
Trump Admin. Takes Federal Death Penalty to Supreme Court

The Trump administration is asking the Supreme Court to reinstate the federal death penalty. A lower court blocked the first federal execution in nearly two decades just days before it was scheduled to take place. The administration turned to the Supreme Court on Monday after the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals  summarily declined  its  appeal ,  asking justices  to permit the execution of men who, the government says, have committed "crimes of staggering brutality." In its brief, the federal government called the lower court's holding "meritless," contending that it misunderstood federal law

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WND
Trump wonders if Supremes would stop impeachment

On a trip to the United Kingdom for NATO meetings, President wondered whether or not the U.S. Supreme Court could intervene to stop the Democrats drive for impeachment, insisting they have no case. Just landed in the United Kingdom, heading to London for NATO meetings tomorrow. Prior to landing I read the Republicans Report on the Impeachment Hoax. Great job! Radical Left has NO CASE. Read the Transcripts. Shouldn’t even be allowed. Can we go to Supreme Court to stop? — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 2, 2019 "Just landed in the United Kingdom, heading to London for NATO

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WND
What's inspector general hiding? Judicial Watch sues for secrets

(Image courtesy Pixabay) Just one of the questions that many want answered by Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson is why he allowed the so-called whistleblower who raised a complaint against President Trump to submit hearsay evidence. Then there's why he told Congress he didn't know that the whistleblower went around him to Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., first. In addition, Schiff is refusing to release the transcript of Atkinson's closed-door testimony in the impeachment inquiry against President Trump. Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Ill., believes the transcript is being withh

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WND
Dow drops 400 points, biggest fall in 2 months

(CNBC) -- U.S. equities sank on Tuesday after President Donald Trump suggested he may want to delay a trade deal with China until after the 2020 presidential election. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell more than 400 points in morning trading, led lower by trade-vulnerable Apple, Caterpillar and Boeing. The S&P 500 slid 1% amid losses in chip stocks like Nvidia, Micron and Advanced Micro Devices. The Nasdaq Composite lost more than 1%. Markets hit the lows of their day after Fox News reported that the White House still plans on moving ahead with scheduled Dec. 15 tariffs on Chinese goods

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Washington Free Beacon
Biden: Buttigieg Stole My Health Care Plan

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Monday claimed fellow Democratic 2020 candidate Pete Buttigieg "stole" his health care plan. Biden spoke to  reporters  in Iowa about the South Bend, Ind., mayor's "Medicare for All Who Want It" health care plan, saying "He stole it" from the Biden campaign, Politico  reported . Recent Stories in Politics Swalwell Walks Back Call for Impeachment Castro: Media Unfair for Covering Harris's Campaign Struggles Officer Down: Kamala Harris Drops Out of 2020 Race Reporters asked Biden about Buttigieg's attempt

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Independent Journal Review
Polls: Weeks of Impeachment Hearings Have Not Changed US Attitudes Toward Trump

National and regional polls taken since the public phase of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump began to show that Americans have so far been largely unmoved by the evidence presented against the president. An analysis of multiple polls by The Washington Post shows that from an even split of 46 percent opposing the removal of Trump from office and 46 percent supporting it in late September, 43 percent now say they oppose the effort and 47 percent say they support it. My colleague @clairecm talked to voters who said they voted Trump in '16, Dem in '18, and now say the

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Independent Journal Review
Banks Can Hand Trump Financial Records to House Democrats, Court Rules

Deutsche Bank AG <DBKGn.DE> and Capital One Financial Corp <COF.N> can hand over U.S. President Donald Trump's financial records to Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives, a federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday. The ruling from the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York marked a significant setback for the Republican businessman-turned-president in his efforts to shield his finances from scrutiny. In subpoenas issued in April, the House Financial Services Committee and the Intelligence Committee asked Deutsche Bank for records related to Trump, three of his child

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WND
'Glorious': Head of Republican Party 'drops' anti-Trumper Lisa Page

Former FBI agent Peter Strzok and former bureau lawyer Lisa Page President Trump took issue with former FBI lawyer Lisa Page's claim of innocence, noting her discussion with bureau agent Peter Strzok about deploying an "insurance policy" should Trump be elected. She claimed the FBI no longer follows "its principles of truth and independence," prompting Trump to that she provide the details of her actions against him. "When Lisa Page, the lover of Peter Strzok, talks about being 'crushed,' and how innocent she is, ask her to read Peter's 'Insurance Policy' text, to her, just in case Hillary

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The Denver Post
“We will see a stark contrast”: Colorado congressmen, and history, await impeachment hearings

The impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump moves this week from the comparatively closed-lipped House Intelligence Committee to what one Colorado congressman says may be the most partisan panel in all of Congress. On Wednesday morning, a gavel will bang in the House Judiciary Committee and a new stage of the impeachment process will begin. In a crowded hearing room, two Coloradans will be among those questioning a panel of legal experts as the committee hashes out what presidential conduct is, and isn’t, impeachable. “The hearing will basically involve one hour of Democrats ques

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The Huffington Post
Chris Christie Hit Trump With A Stark Warning In 2017, New Mueller Memos Reveal

Trump told Christie in 2017 that the "Russia thing" was "over," the former New Jersey governor told FBI investigators.

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Independent Journal Review
Trump Says Congress Censure Over Ukraine Would Be Unacceptable

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday angrily denounced talk among some U.S. lawmakers of censuring him as an alternative to impeachment, saying he finds the concept unacceptable. Trump, in London for a NATO summit, held a lengthy question-and-answer session with reporters as he met with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. Trump repeatedly denounced the impeachment inquiry against him as a hoax driven by Democrats seeking to gain political advantage as he faces re-election next November. Being censured by the U.S. Congress would amount to a severe condemnation without driving Trump out

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Independent Journal Review
House Panel Impeachment Report to Be Released Tuesday: Schiff

A U.S. House Intelligence Committee report laying out the Democratic case for President Donald Trump's impeachment will be publicly released on Tuesday, the panel's chairman said in a television interview. We're putting the finishing touches on the report, which will be released tomorrow,&"; Democrat Adam Schiff said on MSNBC on Monday night. The Democratic-controlled panel is expected to vote on the report's approval on Tuesday night. A copy of the report was made available privately to House Intelligence members on Monday night for a 24-hour review period. Republican Representative Jim J

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Independent Journal Review
Biden Says Buttigieg ‘Stole’ His Healthcare Plan

U.S. Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden said on Monday that his fast-rising rival Pete Buttigieg stole&"; the former vice president's healthcare policy proposals, as the two battle for support in the early nominating state of Iowa. Biden, among the leaders in the 16-member Democratic field for the right to take on Republican President Donald Trump in next year's election, is proposing expanding the Affordable Care Act. Popularly known as Obamacare, the healthcare law was the signature domestic policy achievement of former Democratic President Barack Obama, whom Biden served as No. 2

4 days ago.

Independent Journal Review
Trump Says China Trade Deal Might Have to Wait for 2020 Election

U.S. President Donald Trump said a trade agreement with China might have to wait until after the U.S. presidential election in November 2020, denting hopes of a quick resolution to a dispute that has weighed on the world economy. I have no deadline, no. In some ways, I think I think it's better to wait until after the election with China,&"; Trump told reporters in London, where he was due to attend a meeting of NATO leaders. In some ways, I like the idea of waiting until after the election for the China deal. But they want to make a deal now, and we'll see whether or not the deal's going to

4 days ago.

Independent Journal Review
Trump Lashes out at European Allies Before NATO Talks

U.S. President Donald Trump launched an angry broadside against his European allies ahead of a NATO summit in London on Tuesday, singling out France's Emmanuel Macron for very nasty&"; comments on the alliance and Germany's shortfall on funding commitments. Underlining the breadth of strife in a transatlantic bloc hailed by its backers as the most successful military alliance in history, Trump demanded that Europe pay more for defense and also make concessions to U.S. interests on trade. The attack echoed a similar volley of abuse by Trump ahead of NATO's July 2018 summit. It will add to the

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Independent Journal Review
Trump Says North Korea’s Kim Sure ‘Likes Sending Rockets Up’

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he still had confidence in North Korean leader Kim Jong Un but noted that Kim likes sending rockets up, doesn't he?&"; That's why I call him Rocket Man,&"; Trump told reporters during a meeting with the head of NATO in London He said he hoped Kim would denuclearize, but added: we'll find out.&"; North Korea fired two short-range projectiles into the sea off its east coast last week in the latest test of its large multiple-rocket launcher. It was seen as an effort to remind the United States of a year-end deadline Kim has set for Washington to show

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Washington Free Beacon
Hillary Clinton Becomes a Punchline for Establishment Dems

Failed politician Hillary Clinton has officially become an easy punchline for even the dullest of the establishment Democrats running for president in 2020. Sen. Michael Bennet (D., Colo.), the son of a former State Department official and alum of the elite St. Albans School in Washington, D.C., is apparently still running in the Democratic presidential primary. To remind us of that fact, Bennet tweeted out the following video from the campaign trail in Iowa. Recent Stories in Politics Officer Down: Kamala Harris Drops Out of 2020 Race Bloomberg Trashes NYC Gun Regulatio

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Counter Punch
Can the US Get Out of Its Endless Wars?

Photograph Source: The U.S. Army - CC BY 2.0 Donald Trump in 2016 ran in opposition to the Iraq war and more generally to massive US commitments around the world. His denunciations of “endless wars” resonated enough that many voters ignored his documented early support for the Afghan and Iraq wars. Indeed, areas where casualties in those wars were highest voted more heavily for Trump than other demographic and economic factors would have predicted. Voters, with plenty of justification from her record as Secretary of State, thus pegged Hillary Clinton as a warmonger. Trump, at least so

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Counter Punch
For Corporate Media, It’s ‘Anybody But Sanders or Warren’

Photograph Source: Office of Sen. Bernie Sanders - Public Domain Anyone who’s been paying attention should get the picture by now. Overall, in subtle and sledgehammer ways, the mass media of the United States - owned and sponsored by corporate giants - are in the midst of a siege against the two progressive Democratic candidates who have a real chance to be elected president in 2020. Some of the prevalent media bias has taken the form of protracted swoons for numerous “center lane” opponents of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. The recent entry of Michael Bloomberg has further jamm

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Counter Punch
Uruguay Turns to the Right

The country some consider the world"s most liberal has taken a turn to the right after a center-right candidate was declared the winner of an extremely close presidential election. For the last 15 years, Uruguay has been run by presidents from Frente Amplio (Broad Front), a collection of socialist, communist, left-wing, and Christian left wing parties . The president best known and respected throughout the world was Jose Mujica. Uruguay has become famous for, among other things, its legalization of marijuana sales and gay marriage. It is a secular society where, unlike the case with its Rio

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Counter Punch
Trump Was Right: NATO Should Be Obsolete

The three smartest words that Donald Trump uttered during his presidential campaign are “NATO is obsolete.” His adversary, Hillary Clinton, retorted that NATO was “the strongest military alliance in the history of the world.” Now that Trump has been in power, the White House parrots the same worn line that NATO is “the most successful Alliance in history, guaranteeing the security, prosperity, and freedom of its members.” But Trump was right the first time around: Rather than being a strong alliance with a clear purpose, this 70-year-old organization that is meeting in London on December

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Washington Free Beacon
Beacon Extra 12/2/19

Welcome to the  Washington Free  Beacon ’s morning newsletter, your comprehensive briefing on the Enemies of Freedom. To get this newsletter sent straight to your inbox every morning, sign up here . Recent Stories in Uncategorized Beacon Extra Beacon Extra 12/2/19 Beacon Extra 11/27/19 OFFICER DOWN … " How Kamala Harris’s Campaign Unraveled ," via NYT: In one instance after another, Ms. Harris and her closest advisers made flawed decisions about which states to focus on, issues to emphasize, and opponents to target, all the while refusing to mak

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WND
Well-paid 'Marvel' actor Mark Ruffalo launches attack on capitalism

"Avengers: Endgame" star Mark Ruffalo called for an "economic revolution" in a tweet on Sunday, contending that "capitalism is failing us." “It’s time for an economic revolution,” the actor wrote. “Capitalism today is failing us, killing us, and robbing from our children’s future.” Ruffalo -- whose reported net worth is around $30 million -- linked to a Nov. 21 Op-Ed written by Time editor-at-large Anand Giridharadas titled, " How America's Elites Lost Their Grip ." It’s time for an economic revolution. Capitalism today is failing us, killing us, and robbing from our children’s future.

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