2018-10-30: News Headlines

Barbara Nimri Aziz (2018-10-30). US Midterm Elections: Get-Out-The-Vote (GOTV) Will Not "Restore Democracy to America" globalresearch.ca There's a big push underway- it appears to be primarily a Democrat plan— for GOTV. GOTV is not a videogame; it's the acronym of Get-Out-The-Vote. Behind this drive is the conviction: 'If registered Democrats will simply get off their butts, …

Charles Pierson (2018-10-30). Will the War Powers Resolution Rise from the Grave? counterpunch.org Just in time for Hallowe'en, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) announced on October 15 that he would attempt to resurrect the corpse of the War Powers Resolution. Sanders, along with Senator Mike Lee (R-Ut.) and Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), had introduced Senate Joint Resolution 54 on February 28 in an attempt to end US involvement in More

RT (2018-10-30). US mail bomber reportedly compiled 100-name 'hit list'. rt.com Cesar Sayoc, suspected of mailing at least 15 pipe bombs to prominent Democrats, was just getting started, according to law enforcement sources who say they found a "hit list" of over 100 names in his Trump-spangled van.

Populist (2018-10-30). Senator Sherrod Brown, Democrat Of Ohio. indybay.org Senator Sherrod Brown votes over 90% of the time with Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. He is running against Jim Renacci, Republican congressman.

Staff (2018-10-29). Trump Escalates Anti-Media Rhetoric After Wave of Violence. truthdig.com WASHINGTON — Grappling with a wave of election-season violence, President Donald Trump escalated his rhetoric against the news media on Monday even as he made plans for a somber visit to Pennsylvania to mourn a synagogue massacre that left 11 dead. | Days after the shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue and a mail-bomb scare targeting prominent Democrats and CNN, Trump argued that "fraudulent" reporting was contributing to anger in the country and declared that the press was the "true Enemy of the People." | White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders continued in the same vein at a press briefing, saying: "

RT (2018-10-29). 'They all look alike': Hillary Clinton corrects moderator who mixed up black Democrats. rt.com Conservative commentators are outraged that former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton made a racist joke, saying African-Americans "all look alike" while correcting her interviewer who mixed up two Democrat politicians.

Shaun King (2018-10-27). Staggering Voter Suppression In Georgia Could Keep Democrats Out of Power. theintercept.com Voters wait in line to early vote at C.T. Martin Natatorium and Recreation Center on Oct. 18, 2018 in Atlanta, Ga. | first black governor of Georgia. (Full disclosure: In my personal capacity, outside of my work for The Intercept, I have endorsed Abrams in the race.) | That's why it's so disturbing that every few days, a new story of voter suppression comes out. | It is, of course, an outrageous conflict of interest for the man who oversees Georgia's elections to be simultaneously runni…

David Dayen (2018-10-26). Cesar Sayoc's Home Was Foreclosed on by Steve Mnuchin's Bank, Using Dodgy Paperwork. theintercept.com Cesar Sayoc, the Donald Trump-loving Floridian who was taken into custody in relation to pipe bombs mailed to prominent Democrats, was foreclosed on in 2009 by a bank whose principal owner and chair is now Trump's treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin. | The documents used to enact the foreclosure were signed by a prominent robo-signer and seemingly backdated. Nonetheless, the evidence was good enough for the famously inattentive Florida foreclosu…

Aída Chávez (2018-10-26). Democrats Are Panicked That Latinos Won't Turn Out to Vote — but Not Enough to Talk to Them About It. theintercept.com A recent poll found that more than half of Latinos nationwide haven't been contacted by a political party or campaign about voting or registering to vote.

stuart_m (2018-10-26). International declaration against fascism in Brazil. greenleft.org.au Five hundred academics, Nobel prize winners, human rights activists and celebrities have released an international statement against the rise of fascism in Brazil. | Among the initial signatories are: Argentine Nobel Peace prize winner Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, African-American rights activist Angela Davis, US Senator Bernie Sanders, US actor Danny Glover, Chilean socialist academic Marta Harnecker, US academic Noam Chomsky, British-Pakistani writer Tariq Ali and economist Thomas Piketty. | A number of former heads of state have also signed on including: Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (Argentina), Eduardo Duhalde (A…

Democracy Now! (2018-10-25). Headlines for October 25, 2018. democracynow.org Authorities Investigating Mail Bombs Targeting High-Profile Democrats, Trump Attacks Media as NYC Mayor Says Hateful Rhetoric Fuels Violence, California Neo-Nazi Leader Arrested & Charged After Fleeing the U.S., Saudi Crown Prince Acknowledges Khashoggi Murder for First Time, CIA Director Gina Haspel Hears Audio Recording of Khashoggi Murder, Spanish PM Defends Decision to Sell Weapons to Saudi Arabia, French President Emmanuel Macron Vows to Continue Saudi Weapons Sales, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani Says U.S. Aided in Khashoggi Murder, Yemen: Saudi-Led Coalition Bombs Kill 16, Wound 12, Super Typhoon Yutu De…

Democracy Now! (2018-10-25). Gustavo Arellano: Could Longtime GOP Stronghold Orange County Go Blue in Midterms? democracynow.org Orange County, California, has become an unexpected battleground region that could determine who controls Congress after the midterms. The Southern California county between Los Angeles and San Diego has remained staunchly Republican for 80 years. Orange County produced President Richard Nixon—who was born here in Yorba Linda and retired to San Clemente—and Orange County last voted for a Democratic president in 1936 with FDR. But dissatisfaction with Donald Trump and changing demographics in the region have challenged Republican dominance in and around Orange County. Now Democrats are hoping that the…

Democracy Now! (2018-10-25). Trump Blames Media for Inciting "Anger" After Bombs Sent to CNN & High-Profile Democrats. democracynow.org Federal authorities have launched an investigation after pipe bombs were sent to a number of prominent Democrats, all critics of President Trump. The targets identified include President Obama, Hillary Clinton, George Soros, former Attorney General Eric Holder, Congressmember Maxine Waters and former CIA Director John Brennan. The packages listed Democratic Congressmember Debbie Wasserman Schultz as the return address. Police are also investigating a suspicious package sent to former Vice President Joe Biden and a suspicious package found today at actor Robert De Niro's restaurant in New York. On Wednesday, CNN w…

Consortiumnews (2018-10-23). CN VIDEO—Jill Stein Talks to Consortium News: 'We Are Being Robbed Blind by the War Profiteers'. consortiumnews.com During the Women's March on the Pentagon, Jill Stein, the Green Party's 2016 candidate for president, told Consortium News Video that war is robbing us blind. By Netra Halperin Special to Consortium News 2016 Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein spoke… Read more →

Democracy Now! (2018-10-23). The U.S. Helped Destabilize Honduras. Now Honduran Migrants Are Fleeing Political & Economic Crisis. democracynow.org President Donald Trump is lashing out at the Central American migrant caravan of some 7,000 people making their way through Mexico and toward the U.S. border. On Monday, he claimed without evidence that terrorists and members of the MS-13 gang had infiltrated the group. Trump has doubled down on his threat to cut aid to Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, and called out Democrats over U.S. border policy, in an ongoing attempt to turn the caravan into a main issue in upcoming midterm elections. We speak to two Central American-born activists, Patricia Montes of Centro Presente and Oscar Chacón of Alianza Americas…

Ruth Conniff (2018-10-17). The Republicans' Long, Negative Campaign. progressive.org Among a slew of attacks on voters, the GOP's longstanding effort to simply turn them off remains among the most effective.

Lawrence Wittner (2018-10-07). What's Happened to the Big Wage Increases Promised by Republicans? zcomm.org The recent announcement by 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. Read more…

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