2018-10-11: Social Media Postees

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Democrats Raise Big Money for Midterms
Naomi LaChance | truthdig.com | 2018-10-11
Pop singer Taylor Swift recently got all the credit for a spike in voter registrations after she announced she will support two Democratic candidates in Tennessee. It's possible that Swift–who has been criticized for being silent about the white supremacists who constructed an elaborate conspiracy theory centered on the "Shake It Off" singer as their "Aryan goddess"–really did inspire 65,000 v…
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Robert Reich: We're Living in a New Gilded Age
Robert Reich | truthdig.com | 2018-10-11
Corporations have completely rigged the economy to boost their profits. If Democrats regain power, they must revive antitrust. | The post Robert Reich: We're Living in a New Gilded Age appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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The Post-US Midterm Elections Bombshell
Jack Rasmus | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-11
Liberals and the left were shocked by the Kavanaugh confirmation this past weekend. They may experience an even greater shock to their political consciousness should the Democrats fail to take the House in the upcoming midterm elections. The traditional media has been promoting the message that a 'blue wave' will occur on November 9. Polls…
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What's Happened to the Big Wage Increases Promised by Republicans?
Lawrence Wittner | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-11
The recent announcementby the founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, that his company would give substantial raises to its lowest-paid employees should not blind us to the fact that most American workers are not receiving big wage increases. In fact, the real wages (that is, wages adjusted for inflation) of average American workers are declining. When…
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The Democrats and "Socialism"
Carl Boggs | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-11
One sign of the falling rate of intelligence in American public discourse is the wildly inaccurate use of political labels. Listening to the political noise, one might think the country is being overrun by a horde of "neo-fascists", "fascists", and bonafide "Nazis". In a world riddled with imagined threats to U.S. imperial power, new Hitlers (or…
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"We Crossed The Line" — Martin Armstrong Lashes Out At Hillary Advocating Violence Unless Democrats Win
Zero Hedge | iranian.com | 2018-10-11
Authored by Martin Armstrong via ArmstrongEconomics.com, Some people have asked about the computer projections for a tremendous increase in civil violence. There is absolutely no resolution to the great divide that has unfolded politically. The Democrats advocate violence as Hillary clearly states… twitter.com/CNNPolitics/status/104968415… She says that civility can ONLY return when the Democrats take back the government. Clearly, this […] | The post

Visa Mill Promoters Drop $760K on Key Republicans and NY Governor Andrew Cuomo
Dahn Shaulis | indybay.org | 2018-10-11
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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"Not A Whisper" Questions Not Asked At 2018 Gubernatorial Debate Between Newsom & Cox
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2018-10-11
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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'When they go low, we kick 'em': Obama's AG calls on Democrats to shed civility
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-11
The Obama administration's AG Eric Holder is fully on board with Hillary Clinton in urging fellow party members to ditch good manners when dealing with Republicans. The GOP has accused Holder of stoking political violence.
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Midterm Candidates Opposed by Voiceless Animals
Populist | indybay.org | 2018-10-11
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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Mitch McConnell Warns Democrats Against 'Presidential Harassment' If They Retake the House — Without a Hint of Irony
Mark Sumner, Daily Kos | alternet.org | 2018-10-10
Mitch McConnell famously said his single biggest goal was for Barack Obama "to be a one-term president. " | The Associated Press is reporting that Mitch McConnell has a warning for Democrats–if you win, leave the president alone. McConnell: The single m. . .
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Watch This GOP Judicial Candidate Ask for Special Treatment After Getting Busted for DUI: 'This Will F*ck Me Up'
Alex Henderson, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-10-10
"I'm running for an office right now," Julie McDonald told officers. | The tough-on-crime mantra has played a prominent role in Republican Party politics in recent decades, especially when communities of color are involved. But Republicans aren't always so tough on crime when they are the ones who run into problems with the law–and when Julie McDonald, a GOP judicial candidate in Oakland County, Michigan, was recently arrested on suspicion of DUI, her request fo. . .
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Here's How to Make Sure Your Vote Is Properly Counted
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-10-10
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, as well as determine important governor's races and more. | A Voter's Guide to the 2018 Election, written by Steven Rosenfeld, senior writing fellow of Voting Booth, is intended to help new voters, infrequent voters and veter…
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How Democrats Fail by Ignoring Candidates Of Color
Steve Phillips | thenation.com | 2018-10-10
How Democrats Fail by Ignoring Candidates Of Color…
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America's Seniors Are Drowning in Lies by Trump and Republicans to Boost Big Pharma
Alex Lawson, Independent Media Institute | alternet.org | 2018-10-10
Improving and expanding Medicare would offer better care at lower costs. | Medicare is a very popular program, far more so than for-profit insurance. It's also highly effective–the senior poverty rate has dropped dramatically since it was created. But it is not perfect, which is why we must improve and expand the existing system. We must add vision, dental and hearing coverage. We must get rid of out-of-. . .
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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 faced by high-profile Republicans, as they were thoroughly investigated.
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'Pretending they're enslaved': Kavanaugh protesters outside Supreme Court mocked on Twitter
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-10
Protesters continued to take a stand against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh this week, but came in fewer numbers and were mocked online. Meanwhile, Democrats are still bitter about Kavanaugh's confirmation.
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Was Susan Collins's "Yes" Vote the GOP's Final Surrender to Trump?
Shared by Cherise | truthout.org | 2018-10-10
Back in February of this year, Axios reported that Donald Trump had a plan for the midterms: | A source close to the White House tells me that with an eye to getting Republicans excited about voting for Republicans in midterms, the presid…
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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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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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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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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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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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'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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'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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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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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.
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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.
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'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.
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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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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…
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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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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.
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