2018-10-09: Social Media Postees

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Syria and the S-300: Re-Centering the People in the Global Struggles for Power
Ajamu Baraka | mintpressnews.com | 2018-10-09
The corporate grip on opinion in the United States is one of the wonders of the Western world [….] No First World country has ever managed to eliminate so entirely from its media all objectivity, much less dissent." — Gore Vidal | One of the most amusing elements of the current anti-Russian hysteria produced by U.S. state/corporate propagandists is the notion that Russia is this bold, aggressive challenger to "U.S. and Western interests" when the reality has always been the opposite. In the tumultuous period after the Soviet Union disintegrated, the Russian Federation emerged as the dominant power under t…
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Nikki Haley Resigns as U.S. Ambassador to the U.N
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-10-09
President Donald Trump said Tuesday that U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley is leaving the administration at the end of the year. Trump spoke as he and Haley met in the Oval Office, shortly after word came of her plans to resign. | He called Haley a "very special" person, adding that she told him six months ago that she might want to take some time off. Trump said that together they had "solved a lot of problems." | It's the latest shake-up in the turbulent Trump administration just weeks before the November midterm elections. Haley's resignation was a closely guarded secret. Congressional Republicans involved in foreig…
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Can't Hit the Snooze Button No More
Marc Salomon | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-09
In 1980, when I turned 18 and first voted, John Anderson sounded the alarm about the duopoly rot. The Democrats hit the snooze button and Reagan won. In 1984, Gary Hart sounded the alarm and the Democrats slapped him down, again in 1988, and hit the snooze button, nominated the execrable Mondale and Reagan won.
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Unhinged Tucker Carlson Compares Democratic Criticism of Brett Kavanaugh to Rwandan Genocide
Matthew Chapman, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-10-09
Tucker Carlson is increasingly seeing a race war in everything Democrats do. | The appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court has prompted a surge of anger from Democrats, based on his extremist, partisan agenda, repeated lies. . .
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Teen-sexting Democrat ex-congressman Weiner to walk out of prison early
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-09
Anthony Weiner, a former Democratic congressman and husband of Hillary Clinton's aide Huma Abedin, has reportedly had his 21-month sentence for sexting a teenager cut by three months, and is due to be released in May.
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'I sleep with a loaded gun': Rand Paul's wife afraid of 'unhinged' people goaded by Democrats
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-09
Facing an increasingly polarized political climate, the wife of Senator Rand Paul says she sleeps with a loaded gun as a precaution against "unhinged" people being goaded by Democrats into harassing Republican lawmakers.
rt.com/usa/440736-kelley-paul-loaded-gun…

Visa Mill Promoters Drop $760K on Key Republicans and NY Governor Andrew Cuomo
Dahn Shaulis | indybay.org | 2018-10-09
According to Federal Election Commission records, two members of Thompson Education Center, a proposed visa mill in New York State, have spent at least $710,000 for the 2017-2018 election cycle, all on Republican efforts. | Is the China City/Thompson Education Center project a threat to US security or a business scam? Possibly both.
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With Kavanaugh Victory Lap, Republicans Throw Salt in Women's Wounds
Sophia Tesfaye, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-10-09
After by far the biggest political victory of the Trump era, all Republicans want to do is whine and cast blame. | If the bruising battle over Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court cemented one new truism of American politics in the Trump era, it is that Republicans have grown insatiable. Since Donald Trump's surprise election victory nearly two years ago, the president and his followers have suffered from a "sore winner" syndrome that finds them locked in a. . .
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Kavanaugh Lied, A Truncated FBI Investigation, & Democrats Search for a Backbone
Shared by Marc Steiner | therealnews.com | 2018-10-09
Why did Democrats not push the fight to the America against Kavanaugh's appointment? What do we face in the future? What should be our response? Current Affairs politics editor Briahna Joy Gray makes some suggestions | The post Kavanaugh Lied, A Truncated FBI Investigation, & Democrats Search for a Backbone appeared first on The Real Ne…
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'F*CK. YOU. ALL': Google 'design lead' wishes for Republicans to burn in hell in Twitter outburst
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-09
An apparent senior Google employee went on an expletive-laden rant against GOP lawmakers who'd voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court. 'F*CK. YOU. ALL. TO. HELL,' the designer wrote, before deleting the tweet.
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Kavanaugh Lied, A Truncated FBI Investigation, & Democrats Search for a Backbone
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2018-10-09
Why did Democrats not push the fight to the America against Kavanaugh's appointment? What do we face in the future? What should be our response? Current Affairs politics editor Briahna Joy Gray makes some suggestions | The post Kavanaugh Lied, A Truncated FBI Investigation, & Democrats Search for a Backbone appeared first on The Real Ne…
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Post-Kavanaugh, Republicans Throw Salt in Women's Wounds
Shared by candice | truthout.org | 2018-10-09

| If the bruising battle over Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court cemented one new truism of American politics in the Trump era, it is that Republicans have grown insatiable. | Since Donald Trump's surprise election victory nearly two years ago, the president and his followers have suffered from a "sore winner" syndrome that finds them locked in a perpetual search for a fight in which they can declare themselves the true victims — even after a clear and dominant victory. Their complaints have only grown louder the further away from real-world harm they move. | Even after managing t…
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Voters unimpressed with Democrats' Kavanaugh performance, dashing hopes for midterm boost – poll
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-09
Democrats thought they would capitalize on outrage over Kavanaugh's confirmation, but they were wrong, a new poll shows.
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Ex-GOP Congressman David Jolly Predicts Republicans Will Crumble After Kavanaugh Debacle
Bob Brigham, Raw Story | alternet.org | 2018-10-08
"This was a moment to lead and we didn't see leadership emerge from the Republican Party," Jolly said. | Former GOP Congressman David Jolly suggested that the GOP will continue to fall politically as Republicans double down their attacks on the women who came forward with allegations of sexual assault by Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. CNN anchor Kate Bolduan played a highlight reel of Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), Sen. Chuck Grassley (R. . .
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Syria and the S-300s: Re-Centering the People in the Global Struggles for Power
Ajamu Baraka | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-08
"The corporate grip on opinion in the United States is one of the wonders of the Western world [….] No First World country has ever managed to eliminate so entirely from its media all objectivity, much less dissent." — Gore Vidal One of the most amusing elements of the current anti-Russian hysteria produced by U.S. state/corporate propagandists is…
counterpunch.org/2018/10/08/syria-and-th…

Ship Of Fools: Tucker Carlson's Conservative Revolution
Jake Bowyer | iranian.com | 2018-10-08
Since the late fall of 2016, Democrats and other Leftist types have been decrying President Donald J. Trump as "not normal" and a "threat to democracy." Of course, this is hogwash of the most rank sort. The same people lambasting Trump for his supposed "authoritarianism" are the same people who have created the modern American […] | The post Ship Of Fools: Tucker Carlson's Conservative Revolution appeared first on The Iranian.
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North Carolina Republicans Heading for Disaster in Supreme Court Election
Matthew Chapman, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-10-08
The North Carolina GOP passed several laws intended to make it harder for Democratic Supreme Court candidate Anita Earls to win. She's up 21 points. | The North Carolina GOP have thrown every trick in the book they have at the state Supreme Court race, to protect incumbent Justice Barbara Jackson and head off liberal challenger Anita Earls. And yet they seem to be heading toward a crushing defeat. A new poll of the race shows Jackson in a distant third place, behind. . .
alternet.org/election-03918/north-caroli…

Socialist Alternative on New York primaries: Burrowing further into the Democratic Party
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-08
Socialist Alternative's political activity consists for the most part in promoting the Democratic Socialists of America and supposedly "progressive" Democrats.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/10/08/salt…

Not going away: Bill & Hillary Clinton announce speaking tour priced at up to $750 per-ticket
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-08
Americans who desperately miss Bill and Hillary Clinton will get a chance to pay them for some "inspiring anecdotes" during a speaking tour of thirteen cities across North America — but only after the November midterm elections.
rt.com/usa/440715-hillary-bill-clinton-c…

Taylor Swift decides to Speak Now, endorses Dem who sided with Reps on Kavanaugh
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-08
Pop star Taylor Swift has finally voiced a political opinion and endorsed two Democrats running in Tennessee's midterms, one of whom came out in support of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh over sexual assault allegations.
rt.com/usa/440663-taylor-swift-support-d…

Obama endorses DSA's Ocasio-Cortez, along with CIA Democrats
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-08
The DSA is an instrument for boosting the right-wing, militarist Democratic Party by providing it with a "left" cover.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/10/08/obam…

'I like her music 25% less now': Trump on Taylor Swift backing Democrats
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-08
There's bad blood between music star Taylor Swift and one of her biggest fans, US President Donald Trump. He has declared that he now liked the 'Reputation' singer's music a bit less, since she went and endorsed his opposition.
rt.com/usa/440716-taylor-swift-trump-res…

Sen. Collins Calls for Kavanaugh's Presumption of Innocence — Where is the Criminal Investigation?
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-10-06
Our panelists Paul Jay, Dharna Noor, and Dana Vickers Shelley, Executive Director of the Maryland ACLU, and host Marc Steiner discuss the significance of the nomination, why the Democrats didn't pursue a criminal investigation for perjury, the consequences for women's rights and whether a fight should be waged to impeach Kavanaugh once he is confirmed. | The post Sen. Col…
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Bernie Sanders covers for Jeff Bezos as fraud of $15 pay raise at Amazon is exposed
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-06
Sanders immediately abandoned his criticism of Jeff Bezos after the company's cynical publicity stunt, and embraced him as a great reformer.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/10/06/sand…

Sens. Susan Collins and Jeff Flake Are Frauds, Plain and Simple. Their Kavanaugh Votes Show It
Mehdi Hasan | theintercept.com | 2018-10-05
After their charade over Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination, Collins and Flake should never again be referred to as moderate Republicans. | The post Sens. Susan Collins and Jeff Flake Are Frauds, Plain and Simple. Their Kavanaugh Votes Show It. appeared first on The Intercept.
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Pentagon's 'self-defense' means war anywhere, any time. But there's a call to regulate war powers
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-04
A post-9/11 act grants the president authority to wage foreign wars with few restrictions. However, Democrats want the Pentagon to explain a lesser-known policy that allows the military to strike almost anywhere, at any time.
rt.com/usa/440364-pentagons-self-defense…

Democrat House staffer arrested for doxxing 3 Republican senators during Kavanaugh hearing
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-04
A Democrat congressional staffer has been arrested and charged with publishing the personal information of three GOP senators. The arrest vindicates Rep. Maxine Waters, but may be bad news for her colleague Sheila Jackson Lee.
rt.com/usa/440266-democrat-staffer-doxxe…

FBI documents detail Clinton and Mueller's own 'Russiagate' — but they're classified
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-03
The FBI is facing new calls to declassify documents relating to the sale of US uranium to a Russian company, documents that could implicate Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and 'Russiagate' witch-hunter Robert Mueller.
rt.com/usa/440256-clinton-uranium-docume…

Twitter slams Hillary's 'bombastic laugh' in reaction to Kavanaugh's 'revenge' claim
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-03
Hillary Clinton said Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's claim that sexual misconduct allegations against him amount to "revenge on behalf of the Clintons" was worthy of a laugh — but Twitter did not find her laugh convincing.
rt.com/usa/440260-twitter-hillary-clinto…

Don't mention the Clintons? Senator quote about Democrats mocking abuse victim gets Kavanaugh twist
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-03
Arguing that Republicans have shown nothing but respect for the woman who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, Senator Lindsey Graham brought up a quote from the 1990s. But some reporters didn't get it.
rt.com/usa/440259-graham-quote-yahoo-cli…

Sex, Lies and Privilege: The Kavanaugh Case
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2018-10-02
The use of identity politics by establishment Democrats to obscure a violent and hegemonic foreign policy has led many clear-minded people to conflate the very real problem of sexual assault, with a liberal Democratic agenda, says Joe Lauria. By Joe… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2018/10/02/sex-lies-a…

Bernie Sanders Grabbed the Bully Pulpit and Refused to Let Go Until Amazon Hiked Wages
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2018-10-02
Bernie Sanders Grabbed the Bully Pulpit and Refused to Let Go Until Amazon Hiked Wages…
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Kimberlé Crenshaw: How Society Embraces Male Denials, from Clarence Thomas to Brett Kavanaugh
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-10-01
When President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testified last week before the Senate Judiciary Committee, he called Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's accusations against him and the subsequent fallout a "circus" orchestrated by the Democrats. His language echoed Clarence Thomas, who nearly 30 years ago said of the Anita Hill trials, "This is a circus. It's a national disgrace. … It is a high-tech lynching for uppity blacks who in any way deign to think for themselves." We speak with Kimberlé Crenshaw, professor of law at UCLA and Columbia University who assisted Anita Hill's legal team. She is the found…
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A Progressive Tide
Michael Sainato | progressive.org | 2018-10-01
The centrist strategy of trying to win over moderate Republicans backfired miserably for Democrats. Now progressive energy is pulling the so-called Blue Wave left.
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No Comment
The Progressive Magazine | progressive.org | 2018-10-01
A recent Ipsos poll found that 48 percent of Republicans agree with Trump that the media are "the enemy of the people" and 43 percent think the President "should have the authority to close news outlets engaged in bad behavior."
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Ex-Senate Aide: Judge Brett Kavanaugh Has Lied Every Time He Has Testified Under Oath
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-10-01
The FBI is investigating Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified last week that he attempted to rape her in 1982. But Democrats say the FBI's probe is too limited, and critics claim that Kavanaugh has repeatedly committed perjury by lying during his testimony about his drinking habits, the content of his yearbook and a spate of other topics. We speak with Lisa Graves, co-director of Documented, which investigates corporate influence on democracy. She is the former chief counsel for nominations for the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and was deputy assistant…
www.democracynow.org/2018/10/1/ex_senate…

Brett Kavanaugh Barely Controls His Rage in Combative Testimony Denying Sexual Assault Allegations
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-09-28
Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified against President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh Thursday morning, saying with certainty that it was Kavanaugh who attempted to rape her when they were in high school in 1982. Judge Kavanaugh repeatedly denied Blasey Ford's allegations, denouncing her testimony with barely controlled rage and repeatedly choking up with tears in his eyes. He singled out Democrats on the committee and accused them of staging a "circus" aimed at derailing his confirmation. We feature an excerpt from Kavanaugh's opening statement.
www.democracynow.org/2018/9/28/brett_kav…

"Con Game"? Trump Accuser Jessica Leeds Responds to His Dismissal of Sexual Assault Allegations
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-09-27
Ahead of today's hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, President Trump lashes out at the women who have accused him and his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, saying Democrats are running a "con game." We get response from Jessica Leeds, whom Trump referenced in comments Wednesday. She is one of 16 Trump accusers, who says he groped her in the first-class cabin of a commercial flight in 1979.
www.democracynow.org/2018/9/27/con_game_…

Headlines for September 26, 2018
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-09-26
Trump's Boasts Draw Laughter at United Nations General Assembly, Iran Rejects New Talks with U.S. Amid Trump Administration Threats, Senate Republicans Tap Female Prosecutor to Question Christine Blasey Ford, Amid New Allegations, Senate Won't Delay Kavanaugh Hearings, "Sexually Violent Predator" Bill Cosby Sentenced to 3 to 10 Years, Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Man at Protest, 174th Since March 30, World Bank Warns Gaza Economy Is "Collapsing" Under Israeli Blockade, Argentina: General Strike Targets IMF Loans, Austerity Measures, Federal Judge Restores Endangered Status to Grizzly Bears, Chicago Jurors Show…
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