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17/ We know that, in fall 2016, Trump's fixer for video, audio, or (well) *women* who could harm Trump was Michael… https://t.co/cIsdXTQhb3

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WND
Sex-cult case snares Hillary Clinton campaign

The stunning allegations of sexual abuse and human trafficking inside the NXIVM cult now has snared the Hillary Clinton campaign. The Daily Mail reported actress Allison Mack recently pleaded guilty to blackmailing two women into becoming sex slaves for the cult"s leader. "Mack, 36, sobbed as she admitted her crimes and apologized to the women who prosecutors say were exploited by Keith Raniere and the purported self-help group," the report said. Mack said, "Through it all, I believed that Keith Raniere"s intentions were to help people," even as she pleaded guilty to racketeering. Now,

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WND
'Soylent Green'? State poised to legalize human composting

Charlton Heston in the 1973 film "Soylent Green." Charlton Heston"s character in the iconic 1973 movie "Soylent Green" famously didn"t take well to the news that the ubiquitous green food reflected in the film"s title was composed of human beings. Now, Washington is poised to be the first American state to test public reaction to turning human beings into compost that could provide nutrients for various food products. With bipartisan majorities, the state Senate and House of Representatives on Friday approve bill 5001, titled "concerning human remains," the Seattle Times reported . The l

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Keith Boykin
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Most cited witnesses in the Mueller Report: 1. Don McGahn (157 times) 2. Michael Cohen (136 times) 3. Michael Flyn… https://t.co/pz1CwxHHuF

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The New York Times
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Exclusive: Missed cues, clashing egos, veiled threats and unaddressed money worries all contributed to Michael Cohe… https://t.co/07m7rq98dA

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WND
Why an empty tomb is such a big deal

George Washington"s tomb is engraved with the Scripture, John 11:25, where Jesus told Martha: "I am the Resurrection and the Life; sayeth the Lord. He that believeth in Me, though he were dead yet shall he live. And whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall never die." Martin Luther (1483-1546) remarked: "Our Lord has written the promise of the Resurrection not in books alone, but in every leaf in the springtime." Elias Boudinot (1740-1821) was the president of the Continental Congress, 1782-83. He was a U.S. Representative from New Jersey, 1789-95, and helped frame the Bill of Rights. He w

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WND
'Church' to offer 'miracle cure' -- bleach

(London Guardian) A group calling itself Genesis II Church of Health and Healing plans to convene at a hotel resort in Washington state on Saturday to promote a “miracle cure” that claims to cure 95% of all diseases in the world by making adults and children, including infants, drink industrial bleach. The group is inviting members of the public through Facebook to attend what they call their “effective alternative healing” at the Icicle Village Resort in Leavenworth on Saturday morning. The organizer of the event, Tom Merry, has publicized the event on his personal Facebook page by telling p

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The Denver Post
Sanders goes on offensive defending credibility after Mueller report

WASHINGTON - White House press secretary Sarah Sanders tried to do damage control on her credibility Friday, insisting that she hadn’t intentionally misled the American public about FBI Director James Comey’s firing despite telling the special counsel that her claim that “countless” agents had lost confidence in him was not founded on anything. Sanders, who told special counsel Robert Mueller that her comment during a White House press briefing in May 2017 had been a “slip of the tongue” made in the “heat of the moment,” claimed in a series of television interviews that the sentiment behind

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Mother Jones
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Michael Cohen might not have flipped on Trump if Rudy Giuliani hadn't blown him off https://t.co/RVmHW7kGd8

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WND
Why Russian Jews dreaded Easter weekend

As Christians around the world will be celebrating the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus, many traditional Jews will have a different set of emotions, especially those who hail from Russia. Of course, if Passover and Easter fall at the same time of the year, the Jewish focus will be almost entirely on Passover. Cleansing the house from leaven. Preparing for the Passover meal (called the Seder). Attending special synagogue services. But if the Easter celebration comes into view, it can stir up some ugly memories. You see, during the days of the pogroms, Easter was the perfect time to g

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Eliza Byard
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“What we had here was a failure to communicate.” - Robert Costello, esq. #CoolHandLuke https://t.co/Sdzz9Xr83C

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Hot Air
George Mason University to angry students: Kavanaugh’s teaching a course for us whether you like it or not

First Camille Paglia"s university stands up to students on her behalf, now this. Since when do universities resist the whims of the woke brigades? If you find it gross that college students would support blackballing someone on the basis of a bare allegation, remember that that"s how students themselves are treated on campus under Title IX . Guilty until proven innocent is academia"s version of due process when it comes to sexual misconduct. If you can destroy a young adult"s future on someone"s say-so in the name of zero tolerance for rape, surely you can deny a Supreme Court justice his

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Counter Punch
What Will It Take For Trump to Get His Due?

It is hard to recall now but before the 2016 election, blatant contempt for the rule of law and other longstanding (small-r) republican values, public displays of stupidity, extreme character flaws, and irrefutable evidence of psychological instability could wreck a presidential campaign; and it was practically axiomatic that no presidency could be headed by anyone to whom those descriptions apply. No longer. By force of example, Donald Trump has proven the conventional wisdom wrong. The sixty percent or so of Americans whose heads are screwed on more or less correctly have therefore had to

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Most important sentence: “Unencumbered by the restraints on the investigation by Robert S. Mueller III, the special… https://t.co/9mzfvRE2CE

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Counter Punch
Roaming Charges: Time is Blind, Man is Stupid

Artwork by Ken Schubert . Victor Hugo: "The church of Notre-Dame de Paris is still no doubt, a majestic and sublime edifice. But, beautiful as it has been preserved in growing old, it is difficult not to sigh, not to wax indignant, before the numberless degradations and mutilations which time and men have both caused the venerable monument to suffer, without respect for Charlemagne, who laid its first stone, or for Philip Augustus, who laid the last. On the face of this aged queen of our cathedrals, by the side of a wrinkle, one always finds a scar. Tempus edax, homo edacior; which I sho

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Why It Matters That Trump and Michael Cohen Had a Falling Out https://t.co/pEijKj3KRu

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Counter Punch
Fun Fictions in Economics

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair Economists pride themselves on being the serious social science, the one most deserving of status as an actual science. I will let others make the comparative assessment, but there is an awful lot of nonsense that passes as serious analysis within economics. For cheap fun, I thought I would use a nice spring afternoon to highlight some of my favorites. Myth 1: The Robots Are Taking All the Jobs The "robots taking the jobs" story gets top place both because it is completely ridiculous and it is widely taken seriously in policy discussions. The story is ridic

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RAY BAEZ
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Did Trump encourage Michael Cohen to lie? ... And other mysteries the Mueller report didn't resolve… https://t.co/egBHskvpRr

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Counter Punch
Trump’s One-Dimensional Gender Identity

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair Khalil Gibran, author of  The Prophet , once noted, "Exaggeration is truth that has lost its temper." Donald Trump is a living exaggeration and in no area has he lost his temper more than with those who question his authority, his masculinity. He swaggers like an old-fashioned “man’s man,” wandering through the political landscape like a reincarnation of a drunken John Wayne caricature, toting his sagging two-gun holster, ready to blindly shoot anyone who challenges or disagrees with him – or he can use as a target to assert his potency. His current target is

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Angel Lily
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How Michael Cohen Turned Against President Trump https://t.co/S9uXcRf1Va

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Counter Punch
Paddy Wagon

I sat on the 49 Western Ave bus on my way to my freshman year at Lane Tech and watched the grimy blue and white back doors of the Chicago Police Department paddy wagon bang barely open and closed again for three or four blocks. Then as the patrol van rounded the corner onto Foster Avenue, the left door burst open and this greasy-haired guy in a black leather jacket, boots, and grimy jeans jumped out, head down and hands cuffed together in front. He took the bounce down to the asphalt with bent knees, quick got his footing and took off running back down Western, never looking over his shoulder

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Counter Punch
Pacific Odyssey: Guadalcanal and Bloody Ridge, Solomon Islands

This article is Part XI of a series that describes a journey from the Philippines to Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. For Part I, please click here . Bloody Ridge, on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, looking south toward the Lunga River. In the desperate fighting for the ridges in September, 1942, the Japanese failed to break through Marine lines and recapture Henderson Field, which is just to the north. Photo by Matthew Stevenson. To see the rest of the Guadalcanal battle sites, I hired a car and driver, much as I had in summer 1989. I knew the places that I wanted to see,

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Counter Punch
Surreal Realities: Pelosi, Maneka Gandhi, Pompeo, Trump

Pelosi, a “progressive?” In February, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ( AOC ) and Senator Ed Markey announced a program called  Green New Deal  (GND) to tackle economic, social, financial, and environmental issues with the aim of reducing inequality and making people’s lives better. (The full GND resolution is  here . Watch the video about GND,”A Message From the Future,” over  here .) The House Speaker Nancy  Pelosi  is not interested in the Green New Deal and thus dismissed it with contempt: “The  green dream or whatever they call it , nobody knows what it is, but they’re f

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WND
Why the U.S. was meant to be 'universally armed'

The sun never set on the British Empire. It was the largest empire in world history. Out of nearly 200 countries in the world, only 22 were never controlled or invaded by Britain. In April of 1775, the British Royal Military Governor of Massachusetts, General Thomas Gage, sent 800 British Army Regulars, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Francis Smith, on a preemptive raid to seize guns from American patriots at Lexington and Concord. George Mason of Virginia stated: "To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them." James Madison wrote (Letters & Writings of Ja

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WND
Top Easter movies, gifts, prepper items in WND's expanded 'Spring Cleaning Sale'

Reader response to the WND Superstore"s "Spring Cleaning Sale" – featuring dozens of popular products dramatically reduced in price, some down to 99 cents – has been so strong, we have doubled the number of items now available at crazy-low prices. Right now, here are a few highlights of what you"ll find in our "Spring Cleaning Sale," with an emphasis on Easter: "The Son of God" (movie). Price temporarily slashed from MRSP of $29.99 to only $5.99.The larger-than-life story of the New Testament gets a larger-than-life treatment in the stand-alone feature "Son of God."Told with the sc

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Counter Punch
People Music: Malignant Phallic Narcissism v. Being Ordinary

Mozart Family by Johann Nepomuk della Croce - Public Domain David Yearsley’s fine article “Disaster Music” in April 12 CounterPunch generates thoughts about what can be called People Music. At present, global political and environmental events unfold disastrously. Yearsley writes about people in the past facing the forces of natural catastrophes, framed as People versus God in Handel’s powerful music: “…earthquakes on land and beneath the ocean will presage the coming of the Lord,” and Yearsley writes “The tsunami of retribution is the seal on God’s covenant.” The 18 th century, the

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Hot Air
Poll: The Kavanaugh wars have triggered a backlash among Republican men to #MeToo

Via Tiana Lowe , who wrote an op-ed during the Ford/Kavanaugh saga warning that trying to take Trump"s SCOTUS nominee down with a tale as thin as Ford"s would inevitably color some people"s views of the entire #MeToo moment. True enough, per a survey from PerryUndem : Before Kavanaugh, four in five GOP men said they were more likely to believe the woman in a he said/she said. After Kavanaugh, three in five are. Some of that erosion may be due to the simple passage of time: As the drumbeat of compelling #MeToo stories in the newspapers has slowed, some right-wing men predisposed to look a

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Washington Free Beacon
The Folly of Abandoning Saudi Arabia in Yemen

Last year, the Israeli military showed the security cabinet a list of scenarios in the event of a war between Israel and Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed terrorist organization based in Lebanon. The military told Israeli civilian leaders that, if and when war erupts on Israel's northern border, the army would evacuate tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of people who live within range of Hezbollah's estimated 130,000 rockets and missiles. That firepower would rain down on Israel, attacking the Jewish state's strategic targets and critical infrastructure. Indeed, in 2016, the Israeli military's

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WND
Why we can't be silent in face of darkness, confusion

Go ahead. Ban be. Block me. Get out your nasty dictionary and vilify me. Call me obsessed. Hateful. Bigoted. Have at it. The fact is, there are a million things I"d rather write about, but the state of the world leaves me no choice. To be silent is to give tacit approval. To be silent is to accept. To be silent is to capitulate. And that"s not going to happen. A Democratic leader announces his presidential candidacy and then turns to kiss his same-sex partner. And the crowd celebrates. Sorry, but I"m not celebrating. A growing number of parents are devastated after their vulnerable, conf

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Independent Journal Review
Trump Supporter Isn’t Backing Down from Wearing His MAGA Hat After Alleged Assault: ‘I’m Very Proud’

The Maryland man who was allegedly assaulted for wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat said on Wednesday that he would not stop showing his support for President Donald Trump and that he was "very proud of wearing the hat." While appearing on " Fox & Friends " Wednesday, Atsu Mable said that he has "forgive[n]" the two men who allegedly assaulted him in Germantown, Maryland, which is just north of Washington, D.C.,  on Saturday . “I have a message for love – that Jesus said in the Bible that you must love your neighbor, so I still love them. I think whatever happened to me that day shoul

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The Denver Post
Sol Pais manhunt prompts politicians to trade accusations over guns and schools

A decision Wednesday by Front Range schools to cancel classes during a massive manhunt for a young woman believed to be a threat reignited unresolved debates over the role of guns in Colorado classrooms and American society. Hundreds of schools from Fort Collins to Douglas County were shuttered during the search for 18-year-old Sol Pais , an armed Florida woman who police said was “infatuated with Columbine." Pais was found dead near Mount Evans on Wednesday morning. For partisans and ideologues on both sides of the national gun debate, Pais" threats and the closures they caused only re

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Hot Air
Kim Foxx text: Jussie Smollett is a “washed up celeb who lied to cops”

Kim Foxx, Cook County State"s Attorney publicly recused herself from the Jussie Smollett case in Chicago but now we know she continued to monitor the case and texted staff about it. Thousands of pages of texts and emails related to the case were released Tuesday by the State"s Attorney"s office. Evidently, she doesn"t hold a high opinion of Smollett. Smollett was charged with 16 felony counts stemming from accusations he committed a phony hate crime against himself on January 29 while blaming it on random violent Trump supporters in Chicago. Kim Foxx texted her disapproval of the decision mad

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Counter Punch
Opening Tombs and Resurrecting Lives

Easter is about opening tombs and resurrecting lives.  Today’s tombs include the Trump administration’s walls and bans and lies that confine people, threaten their safety, and block their aspirations and fulfillment.  Thus, in this life, Easter is celebrated whenever people, fleeing such oppression, are offered the safety of sanctuary.  Here, people of faith not only worship a god of justice in their holy place; they do the work of justice in that very holy place itself. In the 1980s, The Community Church of Boston (CCB), where I was minister, was one of over 500 churches in the U.S. that pro

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Counter Punch
The Price of Participating in Society is the Sacrifice of Privacy and Self

In what is arguably one of the most craven opportunistic moves by a business/media group to increase its circulation/profitability, on 10 April the New York Times (NYT) embarked on what it describes as its Privacy Project .  A day later on 11 April, no doubt with the NYT’s foreknowledge of what was to come thanks to an unofficial US government tip, Ecuador revoked Julian Assange’s (Wikileaks founder) asylum in its UK Embassy and fed him to the British Police dogs eagerly awaiting to arrest him and dump him in jail. In May 2017 I wrote that Assange was doomed from the get-go to be ar

4 days ago.

The Denver Post
Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren rallies her supporters in Aurora

AURORA - Standing in a former airplane hangar, Elizabeth Warren looked out at a crowd of 1,500 supporters Tuesday night, told them her life story of childhood financial hardship and vowed to fight for America"s working class and middle class as president. "I want a government that doesn"t work for giant multi-national corporations," she said, the last words of her line drowned out by boisterous cheers. Warren called it "corruption, pure and simple" that today"s federal government works for big banks, oil and gas companies and the wealthy while ignoring the working class. “That corruption t

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WND
2 ridiculous Democratic ideas

There"s a push to change laws to permit both criminals serving time and ex-criminals the right to vote. Guess which party is pushing the most for these legal changes. If you guessed that it was the Democrats, go to the head of the class. Bernie Sanders says states should allow felons to vote from behind bars. Elizabeth Warren doesn"t go that far but believes felons should have the right to vote. Democrats want the criminal class to have voting rights restored because they could become a significant part of the Democratic base. These are America"s murderers, rapists, burglars, child molesters

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