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The Two Party Food Fight: Brett Kavanaugh and "The Torture Memos"
Philip A Farruggio | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-10
The Torture Memos, … was a term originally applying: | "…to a set of three legal memoranda drafted by John Yoo as Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the United States and signed by Assistant Attorney General Jay S. Bybee, head … | The post The Two Party Food Fight: Brett Kavanaugh and "The Torture Memos" appeared first on Global Research.
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"Not A Whisper" Questions Not Asked At 2018 Gubernatorial Debate Between Newsom & Cox
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2018-10-10
Before the only debate for governor in California between Gavin Newsom and John Cox, a press conference was held to raise questions about the $1 billion Eco Fraud at the Hunters Point Shipyard and Treasure Island. The speakers at the press conference talked about the health and safety problems and the systemic cover-up by politicians including Gavin Newsom, Diane Feinstein, Nancy Pelosi, Kamala Harris and the present mayor. Community members and workers continue to get cancers and other illnesses from the radioactive dump site despite claims that it is "safe" and has been cleaned up.
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Hillary Clinton says Bill's sex assault allegations are 'different,' and the accuser speaks up
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-10
Hillary Clinton got called out for hypocrisy after she argued that sexual harassment allegations against her husband, Bill Clinton, were different from those high-profile Republicans face, as they were thoroughly investigated.
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Midterm Candidates Opposed by Voiceless Animals
Populist | indybay.org | 2018-10-10
220 of 235 House Republicans voted to let trophy hunters bring aerial hunting and bear cub murder to our national park in Alaska. 220 House Republicans voted to murder nearly 1000 sea lions because they compete with human fish suffocaters for salmon. Every Republican senator but the ailing Isakson | (who also has an animal abuse history) voted for the use of weaponized planes by trophy hunters in Alaska.
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Visa Mill Promoters Drop $760K on Key Republicans and NY Governor Andrew Cuomo
Dahn Shaulis | indybay.org | 2018-10-10
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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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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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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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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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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'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.
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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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Really, Hillary? Clinton says Democrats 'can't be civil' until they win
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-09
Republicans only respect strength and Democrats can only afford civility if they win in the upcoming midterms, Hillary Clinton has argued against the backdrop of increasingly violent US politics.
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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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'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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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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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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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…

Can't Make It to the Polls This November? You May Qualify for Early Voting
Steven Rosenfeld, Independent Media Institute | alternet.org | 2018-10-08
How to vote early (in-person or by mail)–and make sure your ballot counts. | Editor's Note: The 2018 midterm elections are quickly approaching. These non-presidential elections historically give voters a chance to change the country's course. They will decide whether or not Republicans keep a majority in Congress, important governor's races and more. A Voter's Gu. . .
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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…

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…

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…

'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…

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…

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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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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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…

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…

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…

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.
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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…

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 ?…
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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_…

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