2018-09-04: Social Media Postees

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Protests Erupt as Hearings for Trump's Supreme Court Pick Kavanaugh Begin
Ilana Novick | truthdig.com | 2018-09-04
Demonstrators, including activists dressed as characters from "The Handmaid's Tale," target the nominee's anti-abortion views, among other objections. Democrats try but fail to adjourn hearing over documents. | The post Protests Erupt as Hearings for Trump's Supreme Court Pick Kavanaugh Begin appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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'This Is Not a Drill': Democrats Told to 'Go for the Jugular' to Stop Kavanaugh As Hearings Begins
Jake Johnson, Common Dreams | alternet.org | 2018-09-04
"We're going to make sure our senators hear us. " | As President Donald Trump's right-wing Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee for his first confirmation hearing Tuesday morning, progressive lawmakers and advocacy groups are ramping up what has been described as the "biggest. . .
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Watch: Kavanaugh Hearing Spirals into Chaos as Democrats Refuse to Allow Opening Statement from Republican Chair
Martin Cizmar, Raw Story | alternet.org | 2018-09-04
The confirmation hearing got off to a contentious start. | The confirmation hearing for Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, began in chaos as several Democratic senators interrupted the opening remarks. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) tried to welcome Kavanaugh and was immediately interrupted by Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA). "Good morning. I welcome everyone to this confirmation hearing on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to serv. . .
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Democrats Can't Run from Identity Politics
Orson Aguilar | progressive.org | 2018-09-04
Political pundits say progressives are alienating working class whites by talking too much about race. They're wrong.
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Democrats Place Focus on Massive Republican Cover-Up of Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh's Record
Joan McCarter, Daily Kos | alternet.org | 2018-09-04
Republicans are hiding as much as 90 percent of his documents. | Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats continued their protest at the beginning of the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, pointing out again and again that Republicans are hiding as much as 90 percent of Kavanaugh's documents. Republican Chairman Chuck Grassley out-and-ou. . .
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The US Will Have a Right-Wing Supreme Court for Decades to Come — Even if November Brings a Blue Wave
Alex Henderson, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-09-04
Democrats can't stop the president from nominating. | This week, the Republican-controlled U. S. Senate begins its confirmation hearings on Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's second nominee for the U. S. Supreme Court. Republicans, fearing that Democrats could retake the Senate in the November mid. . .
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What Are They Thinking?
Shared by Jared | truthout.org | 2018-09-04
SCOTUS nominee Kavanaugh wants to expand executive power, yet half of Senate Democrats are undecided about him. | The post What Are They Thinking? appeared first on Truthout.
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Massachusetts Primary Offers Contrast to Races That Pit Progressives Against Establishment Democrats
Eoin Higgins | theintercept.com | 2018-09-04
This Tuesday, Ayanna Pressley is hoping to unseat longstanding incumbent Mike Capuano in Massachusetts's District 7. Although Pressley's campaign has been described as part of an insurgent front of progressive changemakers, Pressley's race lacks the clear contrast between progressive new guard and establishment do-nothing, big money and people power, that animated races like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's successful campaign against Joseph Crowley in New York's District 14. | Pressley set her sights on Capuano's seat, she said, because she felt that the congressman isn't providing the kind of leadership that the community deserves. She said that Capuano's insufficient commitment to addressing inequality in the district, his acceptance of corporate money, and his position on the "abolish ICE" movement is out of step with District 7 — the most diverse district in the commonwealth. | But Capuano told The Intercept that he stands…
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As Hearings Begin, Democrats Told to "Go for the Jugular" to Stop Kavanaugh
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-09-04
With President Donald Trump's right-wing Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh set to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee for his first confirmation hearing Tuesday morning, progressive lawmakers and advocacy groups are ramping up what has been described as the "biggest campaign against a Supreme Court nominee in US history" to stop a judge who poses a dire threat to the planet, workers, and the reproductive rights of women. | "This is not a drill," Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) declared on Twitter Monday night. "The Supreme Court, and the future of our country — are both on the line. If we're going to stop Kavanaugh, we need you to speak out now." | In addition to urging Americans to blow up the phone lines of Democratic senators who haven't committed to opposing Kavanaugh, activists also gathered outside the Senate in…
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A Right-Wing Musician Cut Up His Nike Socks To Protest Kaepernick — And Was Immediately Mocked by the Internet
Matthew Chapman, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-09-04
Country musician John Rich apparently does not understand how boycotts work. | In response to Nike's new ad campaign featuring NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick for the 30th anniversary of their "Just Do It" campaign, Republicans opposed to his protest of police brutality and civil rights injustice are fu. . .
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Misreporting the Climate
Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-09-04
Adam Ramsay of Open Democracy explains the ways in which the Media spins the Climate Crisis | The post Misreporting the Climate appeared first on The Real News Network.
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"What Are They Hiding?": Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearings Begin Despite Suppression of 100K Documents
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-09-04
Confirmation hearings begin for Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill Justice Anthony Kennedy's seat on the Supreme Court. If he is confirmed, it would likely make the court the most conservative since the 1930s. Kavanaugh is 53 years old and could serve on the Supreme Court for decades to come. Critics warn his confirmation could lead to major rollbacks of civil rights, environmental regulations, gun control measures, voting rights and reproductive rights, including possibly overturning Roe v. Wade. We speak with Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Last…
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Indigenous Activists Win "David vs. Goliath" Victory as Court Rejects $4.5B Trans Mountain Pipeline
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-09-04
Canada's Federal Court of Appeals has rejected the government's approval to triple the capacity of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline in a major victory for indigenous groups and environmentalists. On Thursday, Justice Eleanor Dawson nullified licensing for the $7.4 billion project and brought construction to a halt until the National Energy Board and the federal government complete court-ordered fixes. Her ruling cited inadequate consultations with indigenous peoples affected by the project, and found the National Energy Board's assessment of the expansion was so flawed that the federal Cabinet should not…
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Beyond The DNC Leaks — Funding the Hacks and Sedition
George Eliason | mintpressnews.com | 2018-09-04
Any DNC server leak in 2016 could have been a patriotic act to counter Ukrainian Intel operators access inside the DNC and US Government servers at the State Department. | The big take away from the part 1 article is Ukrainian Intelligence was hired as opposition research by Alexandra Chalupa and they hacked the DNC. And they hacked the RNC. They were probably given the passwords to US Dept of State Top Secret information just as a matter of course to do their jobs. Clinton kept six State Department password slots from 2013 to 2016 for her researchers. Ukrainian Intel hackers included Russian traitors Shaltai Boltai. And they hacked. | If Chalupa didn't give the hackers access, getting it was as simple as doing your job using someone else's login. This means someone with the password physically typed it in and the…
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Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearings Begin Despite Suppression of 100,000 Documents
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-09-04
Confirmation hearings begin for Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill Justice Anthony Kennedy's seat on the Supreme Court. If he is confirmed, it would likely make the court the most conservative since the 1930s. Kavanaugh is 53 years old and could serve on the Supreme Court for decades to come. Critics warn his confirmation could lead to major rollbacks of civil rights, environmental regulations, gun control measures, voting rights and reproductive rights, including possibly overturning Roe v. Wade. We speak with Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Last week the committee released a damning report on Kavanaugh's record on cases and issued a statement opposing Kavanaugh's nomination. She will attend the Senate confirmation hearings for Kavanaugh this week. | TRANSCRIPT: | JUAN GONZàÅLEZ: Confirmation hearings begin today for Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump's pick to…
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Populism Revisited
ADRIAN KUZMINSKI | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-04
Ever since the last presidential election the words "populist" and "populism" have been widely bandied about, mostly as pejorative terms. A populist politician, we often hear, is a demagogue who wins votes by inflaming the resentments and emotions of ordinary people at the expense of rational thought. Those who fall prey to populism are no…
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Brazil: Setback for Lula's presidential candidacy
Emile Schepers | peoplesworld.org | 2018-09-04
On Saturday, September 1, the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) of Brazil voted six to one that former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the presidential candidate of the Workers' Party (Partido do Trabalho) in the October elections this year, must be barred from running because of a dubious conviction earlier…
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Venezuela Fights On!
Jeanette Charles | mintpressnews.com | 2018-09-04
Jeanette Charles is the international solidarity liaison with Venezuelanalysis. In May 2018, she organized a delegation with Venezuelanalysis and The Intrepid News Fund to observe the presidential elections. During their trip, journalists, activists, lawyers and other participants met with representatives from community-based organizations, revolutionary collectives and Bolivarian government officials as well as interacting with people on the street from taxi drivers, street vendors and students. In order to provide a more balanced and deeper understanding of Venezuela's reality that corporate mainstream media fails to cover, we interviewed her to hear her thoughts and observations from Venezuela's migration, currency revaluation, the assassination attempt, and the presidential election. The interview is set in two parts. | Dae-Han (DH): Recently, the international media and consequently the Korean media (even its progressive elements such as JTBC news) have reported on migration from Venezuela as resulting from…
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Brazil's National Museum burns, millions of artifacts reportedly destroyed
Peter Prengaman | peoplesworld.org | 2018-09-04
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Smoke rose Monday from the burned-out hulk of Brazil's National Museum, as recriminations flew over who was responsible for the loss of at least part of Latin America's largest archive of historical artifacts, objects and documents. | The museum's director said most of the collection was destroyed but that it was not possible yet to detail what was lost. | Local media were reporting that the blaze destroyed most of the items in the 200-year-old institution. | The museum had a collection of 20 million items — including Egyptian and Greco-Roman artifacts and the oldest human skull found in the Western hemisphere — and was once the home of the Portuguese royal family. | The fire quickly led to criticism over dilapidated infrastructure and budget deficits as Brazilians prepare to vote in national elections in October.
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Are We Making Elections Less Secure Just to Save Time?
Sam Biddle | theintercept.com | 2018-09-04
Something strange happens on election night. With polls closing, American supporters of both parties briefly, intensely align as one: We all want to know who's going to win, and we don't want to wait one more minute. The ravenous national appetite for an immediate victor, pumped up by frenzied cable news coverage and now Twitter, means delivering hyper-updated results and projections before any official tally is available. But the technologies that help ferry lightning-quick results out of polling places and onto CNN are also some of the riskiest, experts say. | It's been almost two years since Russian military hackers attempted to hijack computers used by both local election officials and VR Systems, an e-voting company that helps make Election Day possible in several key swing states. Since then, reports detailing the potent duo of inherent technical risk and abject negligence…
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Former Arizona U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl Named to Succeed John McCain
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-09-04
The long-time Republican stalwart may get to vote on the Brett Kavanaugh nomination to the Supreme Court he is currently helping guide through the Senate. He is not expected to run in 2020. | The post Former Arizona U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl Named to Succeed John McCain appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Colombian President: Recognition of Palestine 'Irreversible'
INA | imemc.org | 2018-09-04
Colombia's new President, Ivan Duque Márquez, on Monday, told a local radio station that the decision to recognize Palestine, made by Juan Manuel Santos in the last few days, was "irreversible" because "the president of the republic is the person designated by the constitution to manage foreign relations." Any government …

Colombian President: Recognition of Palestine 'Irreversible'

Will the Trump Regime Clash with Russia and Iran Over Syria's Offensive to Liberate Idlib?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-04
Idlib province, Syria is controlled by US-supported Al-Nusra and other Al Qaeda affiliated terrorists. | So-called "rebels" or "opposition forces" are mercenary hired guns — used by Washington, NATO, Israel and regional …
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Why Putin Is an Ally for American Evangelicals
The Conversation | alternet.org | 2018-09-04
Once upon a time, American evangelicals saw the Soviet Union and other communist countries as the world's greatest threat to their faith. | The close relationship between American evangelicals and Russia has lately been discussed widely in the news media. In particular, the Justice Department unsealed a criminal complaint in July against a Russian woman, Maria Butina, for trying to use the National Prayer Breakfast, a star-studded affair, as a "back channel of communication" with prominent American religious and political leaders. Among them is Franklin Graham, son of the well-known evangelist, Billy Graham, and head of the influential Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. In 2015, Graham famously visited Russia, where he had a warm meeting with President Vladimir Putin. On that trip, Putin reportedly explained that his mother had kept her Christian faith even under communist rule. Graham. . .
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US or Russia? The Mystery Airstrikes Against Tajikistan
Joseph Fitsanakis | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-04
Featured image: Bridge along Afghan- Tajik border (Source: TruePublica) | Russia, the United States and Tajikistan have all denied that they were behind a series of mystery airstrikes that took place along …
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US Warns Russia And Iran Against Killing "Hundreds Of Thousands" Of Syrians In Idlib
Tyler Durden | iranian.com | 2018-09-04
It seems to happen just about every September and April over the past years: every time the Syrian proxy war seems to have receded from international media attention for a period of a long summer or a winter, a mass attention-grabbing event or massacre happens to suddenly yank the world's (and the White House's) focus right back on […] | The post US Warns Russia And Iran Against Killing "Hundreds Of Thousands" Of Syrians In Idlib appeared first on Th…
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The Russian Revolution through the eyes of the Global South
Lowell B. Denny, III | peoplesworld.org | 2018-09-04
In Walter Rodney Speaks: The Making of an African Intellectual (African World Press), the Marxist historian (1942-1980) reflects on activism: "I've always made the point that one's political contribution should come out of one's principal work activity, whatever that happens to be, insofar as that is possible. Presumably, if one is a factory worker, it is on the factory floor that one's politicization, one's consciousness, comes out in day-to-day struggle. And if I am an academic, and so long as I remain an academic, I must attempt to make the most important political input during those very many hours that I spend contributing to teaching and researching or whatever other aspects of academic life may come into play." | Rodney's mission was always to effect radical change in whatever capacity. As a young scholarship student in Guyana, he was warned off writing about…
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Woodward Book Reveals Trump Aide Privately Called Him 'Idiot'
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-09-04
An upcoming book by journalist Bob Woodward says President Donald Trump's chief of staff privately called him an "idiot" and presidential aides plucked sensitive documents off Trump's desk and thought he was often unaware of foreign policy basics. | Those are some of the explosive anecdotes in Woodward's book on Trump's first 18 months in office. The Washington Post on Tuesday published details from "Fear: Trump in the White House." | Woodward quotes an exasperated Chief of Staff John Kelly doubting Trump's mental faculties, declaring during one meeting, "We're in Crazytown." | Trump's former lawyer in the Russia probe, John Dowd, is also said to have doubted Trump's ability to avoid perjuring himself should he be interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller. | The White House didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. | The post Woodward Book Reveals Trump Aide Privately Called Him 'Idiot' appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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United States to Drastically Expand Military Assistance to Ukraine
Peter Korzun | mintpressnews.com | 2018-09-04
Washington is upping the ante in Ukraine. Kurt Volker, US Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations, said in an interview with the Guardian published on September 1 that "Washington is ready to expand arms supplies to Ukraine in order to build up the country's naval and air defense forces in the face of continuing Russian support for eastern separatists." According to him, the Trump administration was "absolutely" prepared to go further in supplying lethal weaponry to Ukrainian forces than the anti-tank missiles it delivered in April. " They need lethal assistance," he emphasized. Mr. Volker explained that "[t]hey need to rebuild a navy and they have very limited air capability as well. I think we'll have to look at air defense." The diplomat believes Ukraine needs unmanned aerial vehicles, counter-battery…
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Millionaire Democrats face off in New York gubernatorial debate
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-09-04
Neither incumbent Governor Andrew Cuomo or his "left" challenger Cynthia Nixon offered any policies to meet the needs of working people.
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Labor Day 2018: Election News
SARH | indybay.org | 2018-09-04
The November 6, 2018 election will be a watershed election when we can and must stop the destruction of affordable housing in California with Proposition 10 and in San Francisco with Proposition C. Vote by mail starts October 9, 2018, and anyone can vote by mail. If you are not registered to vote, you can do so now online at http: //www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voter-registration/ If you have moved, you must re-register.
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The Sweden Democrats is suspected of DDoS attacks against opponent websites
Truls Jorgen | indybay.org | 2018-09-04
Swedish legal bodies took a step closer to exposing the organizers of the hacker attacks upon the website of the Social Democratic Workers' Party.
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Please Oppose Warmonger, Execution and Torture Supporting Brett Kavanaugh
ESCJ | indybay.org | 2018-09-04
Kavanaugh worked with G W Bush for the invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan and the torture of prisoners. He supports big business over employees, wardens over prisoners, the rights of the wealthy to steal elections. He refused a detained teen the right of an abortion. He ratified a DC agency forcing medical procedures on the disabled against their will.
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US push for sanctions of China over treatment of Uyghur minority
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-09-04
Washington's spotlighting of abuses has nothing to do with defending democratic rights but is aimed at stirring anti-Chinese sentiment and encouraging separatist movements in China.
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Cat Brooks Commands, Schaaf Struggles in First Mayoral Debate
Paul Cobb, Oakland Post | indybay.org | 2018-09-04
Last Thursday evening, the first debate of the 2018 Oakland Mayor's race took place, hosted by the Democratic Party and multiple co-sponsors, and held at the Elihu Harris State Office Building auditorium in downtown Oakland.
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Facebook building a physical 'war room' for US midterm elections 'arms race'
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-04
Facebook is getting ready for the US midterm elections by building a literal "war room" and seeking to win the "arms race" against "bad actors," a company boss said in remarks that seemed like they were pulled from the Cold War.
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Boots Riley on His Anti-Capitalist Film "Sorry to Bother You," the Power of Strikes & Class Struggle
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-09-03
In a Labor Day special, we air an extended conversation with Boots Riley, writer and director of "Sorry to Bother You," his new film about an evil telemarketing company, a corporation making millions off of slave labor, and one Oakland man at the center of it all who discovers a secret that threatens all of humankind. His dystopian social satire is being hailed as one of the best movies of the summer. Riley is a poet, rapper, songwriter, producer, screenwriter, humorist, political organizer, community activist, lecturer and public speaker–best known as the lead vocalist of The Coup and Street Sweeper Social…
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Watch Your Wallets — The Next Crash Is Coming
Robert Reich, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-09-03
Trump and his Republican enablers are now reversing regulations put in place to stop Wall Street's excessively risky lending. | September 15 will mark the tenth anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers and near meltdown of Wall Street, followed by the Great Recession. Since hitting bottom in 2009, the economy has grown steadily, the stock market has soared, and corporate profits have ballooned. But most Americans are still living in the shadow of the Great Recession. More have jobs, to be sure. But they haven't seen any rise in their wages, adjusted for inflation. Many are worse off due to the escalating costs of housing, healthcare, and education. And the value of whatever assets they own is less than in 2007. Last year, about 40 percent of American families struggled to meet at least one basic need — food, health care, housing or. . .
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How Bannon Bought Brexit
Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-09-03
Journalist and author Peter Jukes talks Cambridge Analytica, Hybrid Warfare, Brexit, Trump, Tax Havens, and Russia | The post How Bannon Bought Brexit appeared first on The Real News Network.
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Trump warns Assad against 'reckless' attack on Syria's militant-held Idlib
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-03
US President Donald Trump has warned Syrian leader Bashar Assad not to attack Idlib province, one of the last terrorist hideouts in the country, also advising Iran and Russia against taking part in the "potential human tragedy."
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Pundits lose minds over 'bipartisan' candy-sharing moment between George W. Bush & Michelle Obama
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-03
Who knew Democrats and Republicans spoke to each other outside of work hours? Apparently not everyone, since the moment George Bush passed some candy to Michelle Obama at John McCain's funeral sent social media into meltdown.
rt.com/usa/437540-bush-michelle-obama-ca…

Democrats Need to Show a Whole Lot of Solidarity With Labor in 2018
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2018-09-02
Democrats Need to Show a Whole Lot of Solidarity With Labor in 2018 appeared first on The Nation.
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Desperate for collusion proof, FBI 'tried & failed to recruit Russian oligarchs' — report
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-02
FBI agents tried to turn Russia's once-richest man into a US mole, according to an explosive NYT report. It claims that Oleg Deripaska was one of six oligarchs targeted for information in a Russiagate-related intelligence flop.
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'Photo coming soon': White House coin marks Trump-Putin Helsinki summit as 'historic moment'
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-02
Although US President Donald Trump has come under fire for daring to have a conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the White House is making no apologies. It's even released a commemorative coin marking the event.
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Tom Carper Backs Re-Importing Drugs From Canada, After Voting Against It Repeatedly
Lee Fang | theintercept.com | 2018-09-01
Delaware Sen. Tom Carper portrayed himself as a health care populist at the Democratic primary debate this week, championing his role in writing and defending the Affordable Care Act and declaring, "We oughta re-import drugs from Canada." | The policy announcement came as the senior senator has sought to recast himself before the September 6 primary. The Carper campaign television advertisement currently blanketing the state proclaims that he "fights back" against Republican threats to the Affordable Care Act. | Carper, who has served for 41 years in elected office in Delaware, is facing a progressive challenge from Kerri Evelyn Harris, a community activist and Air Force veteran vying to be the state's Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate. | But the Delaware senator's new approach might be puzzling for some observers. Carper has generally adopted a moderate, business-friendly approach to health care.
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Does Russia Benefit If The U.S. Is Weak? Q&A (Pt 5/6)
Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2018-09-01
Part 5 of Paul Jay and Aaron Mate's interactive discussion with viewers about the real reasons Trump should be considered a traitor by the American people — From a live recording on August 2nd, 2018 | The post Does Russia Benefit If The U.S. Is Weak? Q&A (Pt 5/6) appeared first on The Real News Network.
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Elissa Slotkin: A CIA Democrat runs for Congress in Michigan
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-09-01
Slotkin puts herself forward not as a representative of a party, let alone an advocate for any specific program, but as a representative of the military-intelligence apparatus.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/01/slot…

Cambodia's autocratic regime desperately tries to legitimise its rule
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-09-01
The opposition CNRP undoubtedly has ties to the US, but Hun Sen's politically bankrupt regime is resorting to blatantly anti-democratic methods to retain power.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/01/camb…

2 bads make a good? US eyeing F-22/F-35 hybrid to counter 'Russian & Chinese threats' — report
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-01
The US is reportedly looking into a hybrid of two 5th generation fighter jets — the F-22 and F-35 — to help counter "Russian and Chinese threats." The two machines, both riddled with technical issues, might not mix well.
rt.com/usa/437419-us-raptor-lightning-hy…

Amid NATO threats, Russia launches largest war games since World War II
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-09-01
The exercises come amid an escalation of military conflicts and tensions across Eurasia imminently posing the danger of a direct clash between the main nuclear powers.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/01/russ…

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