Daily Archives: 2018-10-24

2018-10-24: News Headlines

John Nichols (2018-10-24). If Democrats Want to Mobilize Young Voters, They Need to Wholly Embrace Medicare for All. thenation.com If Democrats Want to Mobilize Young Voters, They Need to Wholly Embrace Medicare for All…

Staff (2018-10-24). Potential Explosive Devices Sent to Obama, Clintons, CNN Offices. truthdig.com WASHINGTON — Disrupting a rash of targeted attacks, the U.S. Secret Service intercepted a bomb that was addressed to Hillary Clinton and a possible explosive that was sent to former President Barack Obama. | Also Wednesday, a police bomb squad was sent to CNN's offices in New York City and the newsroom was evacuated because of a suspicious package. | A U.S. official told The Associated Press that investigators believe the explosive that was discovered near the Clintons' home in Chappaqua, New York, is linked to one found Monday at the compound of liberal billionaire George Soros. | The official wasn't autho…

Staff (2018-10-24). Senate Slipping Away as Dems Fight to Save Blue Wave. truthdig.com NEW YORK—In the closing stretch of the 2018 campaign, the question is no longer the size of the Democratic wave. It's whether there will be a wave at all. | Top operatives in both political parties concede that Democrats' narrow path to the Senate majority has essentially disappeared, a casualty of surging Republican enthusiasm across GOP strongholds. At the same time, leading Democrats now fear the battle for the House majority will be decided by just a handful of seats. | "It's always been an inside straight, and it still is," Democratic pollster Paul Maslin said of Democrats' outlook in the Senate, where…

Gus Hall (2018-10-24). Marxism vs. Donald Trump on the issue of nationalism. peoplesworld.org At a rally to help re-elect Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in Houston on October 22, President Donald Trump boastfully proclaimed himself a "nationalist." He told rally-goers that "radical Democrats" intend to hand over the country to "corrupt power-hungry globalists." His simplistic definition of globalist was someone who wants the globe to do well at the …

Dean Baker (2018-10-24). GOP's Cheap Tricks on Preexisting Health Conditions. zcomm.org The Republicans are doing everything they can to make it so that people with serious health problems pay more for their health insurance…

Shared by Merula Furtado (2018-10-24). House Democrats Could End Federal Marijuana Ban in 2019. Will They? truthout.org A blueprint for overhauling federal marijuana policy and lifting the nationwide ban on marijuana by the end of 2019 is currently circulating among congressional Democrats. With Democrats projected to hold a majority in the House next year, the end of national marijuana prohibition could be in sight. | Rep. Earl Blumenauer of cannabis-friendly Oregon is asking fellow Democrats to prioritize sweeping marijuana reforms if they win control of the House in the midterms, including protections for veterans who use me…

RT (2018-10-24). Mail bombs target the Clintons and Obama days after Soros scare. rt.com Mail bombs intercepted at ex-president Barack Obama's office and home of former president Bill Clinton and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton. A similar device was sent to billionaire George Soros earlier.

RT (2018-10-24). Mailed explosives 'an act of terror' – NYC Mayor. rt.com New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has said a series of mail bombs sent to prominent Democratic figures, including Bill and Hillary Clinton is "clearly an act of terror." |

Jake Johnson (2018-10-24). Day After Bomb Found at Soros Home, 'Explosive Devices' Sent to Clinton, Obama, and CNN. theantimedia.com (CD) — Just 24 hours after a suspected bomb was found in the mailbox of billionaire financier and philanthropist George Soros, the U.S. Secret Service said on Wednesday that it has intercepted two "potential explosive devices" addressed to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's residence in New York and former President Barack Obama's home in Washington, D.C. "The packages were immediately …

RT (2018-10-24). Suspicious package sent to my office — Rep. Maxine Waters. rt.com Congresswoman Maxine Waters says she was also targeted with a suspicious package after mail bombs were sent to prominent Democratic figures, including Bill and Hillary Clinton.

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…

Katrina vanden Heuvel (2018-10-23). Voters Must Catch On to Republicans' Con on Health Care. thenation.com Voters Must Catch On to Republicans' Con on Health Care…

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 →

wsws (2018-10-23). Trump's threat to tear up nuclear pact with Russia met with alarm in Europe, silence from Democrats. wsws.org The sole criticism from the Democratic Party is that Trump has failed to articulate a clear strategy for confrontation between the world's two major nuclear powers.

wsws (2018-10-23). Republicans and Democrats prepare bipartisan agenda of social cuts and war. wsws.org Two weeks before the US congressional elections, the outlines of a reactionary deal between the Trump administration and the Democratic Party are coming into view.

stuart_m (2018-10-20). Greens the biggest winners as Merkel humiliated in Bavaria. greenleft.org.au German Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed to restore confidence in the government after crashing to a humiliating defeat in the October 14 Bavarian state elections, Morning Star Online reported. | The Christian Social Union (CSU) — sister party to Merkel's Christian Democrats — polled 37%, its worst vote for more than six decades. It lost its majority in Germany's southern state in a major defeat for the governing parties. | Her coalition partner, the Social Democratic Party, lost its position as the state's second…

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…

2018-10-24: Social Media Postees

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Marxism vs. Donald Trump on the issue of nationalism
Gus Hall | peoplesworld.org | 2018-10-24
At a rally to help re-elect Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in Houston on October 22, President Donald Trump boastfully proclaimed himself a "nationalist." He told rally-goers that "radical Democrats" intend to hand over the country to "corrupt power-hungry globalists." His simplistic definition of globalist was someone who wants the globe to do well at the …
peoplesworld.org/article/marxism-vs-dona…

Potential Explosive Devices Sent to Obama, Clintons, CNN Offices
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-10-24
WASHINGTON — Disrupting a rash of targeted attacks, the U.S. Secret Service intercepted a bomb that was addressed to Hillary Clinton and a possible explosive that was sent to former President Barack Obama. | Also Wednesday, a police bomb squad was sent to CNN's offices in New York City and the newsroom was evacuated because of a suspicious package. | A U.S. official told The Associated Press that investigators believe the explosive that was discovered near the Clintons' home in Chappaqua, New York, is linked to one found Monday at the compound of liberal billionaire George Soros. | The official wasn't autho…
truthdig.com/articles/explosive-devices-…

GOP's Cheap Tricks on Preexisting Health Conditions
Dean Baker | zcomm.org | 2018-10-24
The Republicans are doing everything they can to make it so that people with serious health problems pay more for their health insurance…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/gops-cheap-tricks-…

If Democrats Want to Mobilize Young Voters, They Need to Wholly Embrace Medicare for All
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2018-10-24
If Democrats Want to Mobilize Young Voters, They Need to Wholly Embrace Medicare for All…
thenation.com/article/if-democrats-want-…

Senate Slipping Away as Dems Fight to Save Blue Wave
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-10-24
NEW YORK–In the closing stretch of the 2018 campaign, the question is no longer the size of the Democratic wave. It's whether there will be a wave at all. | Top operatives in both political parties concede that Democrats' narrow path to the Senate majority has essentially disappeared, a casualty of surging Republican enthusiasm across GOP strongholds. At the same time, leading Democrats now fear the battle for the House majority will be decided by just a handful of seats. | "It's always been an inside straight, and it still is," Democratic pollster Paul Maslin said of Democrats' outlook in the Senate, where…
truthdig.com/articles/senate-slipping-aw…

Suspicious package sent to my office — Rep. Maxine Waters
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-24
Congresswoman Maxine Waters says she was also targeted with a suspicious package after mail bombs were sent to prominent Democratic figures, including Bill and Hillary Clinton. | …
rt.com/usa/442184-maxine-waters-mail-bom…

Mailed explosives 'an act of terror' – NYC Mayor
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-24
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has said a series of mail bombs sent to prominent Democratic figures, including Bill and Hillary Clinton is "clearly an act of terror." | …
rt.com/usa/442167-nyc-mayor-act-terror/

Day After Bomb Found at Soros Home, 'Explosive Devices' Sent to Clinton, Obama, and CNN
Jake Johnson | theantimedia.com | 2018-10-24
(CD) — Just 24 hours after a suspected bomb was found in the mailbox of billionaire financier and philanthropist George Soros, the U.S. Secret Service said on Wednesday that it has intercepted two "potential explosive devices" addressed to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's residence in New York and former President Barack Obama's home in Washington, D.C. "The packages were immediately …

Day After Bomb Found at Soros Home, 'Explosive Devices' Sent to Clinton, Obama, and CNN

House Democrats Could End Federal Marijuana Ban in 2019. Will They?
Shared by Merula Furtado | truthout.org | 2018-10-24
A blueprint for overhauling federal marijuana policy and lifting the nationwide ban on marijuana by the end of 2019 is currently circulating among congressional Democrats. With Democrats projected to hold a majority in the House next year, the end of national marijuana prohibition could be in sight. | Rep. Earl Blumenauer of cannabis-friendly Oregon is asking fellow Democrats to prioritize sweeping marijuana reforms if they win control of the House in the midterms, including protections for veterans who use me…
truthout.org/articles/house-democrats-co…

Mail bombs target the Clintons and Obama days after Soros scare
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-24
Mail bombs intercepted at ex-president Barack Obama's office and home of former president Bill Clinton and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton. A similar device was sent to billionaire George Soros earlier. | …
rt.com/usa/442135-clintons-home-explosiv…

The U.S. Helped Destabilize Honduras. Now Honduran Migrants Are Fleeing Political & Economic Crisis
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-10-23
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…
www.democracynow.org/2018/10/23/the_us_h…

CN VIDEO–Jill Stein Talks to Consortium News: 'We Are Being Robbed Blind by the War Profiteers'
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2018-10-23
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 ?…
consortiumnews.com/2018/10/23/cn-video-j…

Voters Must Catch On to Republicans' Con on Health Care
Katrina vanden Heuvel | thenation.com | 2018-10-23
Voters Must Catch On to Republicans' Con on Health Care…
thenation.com/article/voters-must-catch-…

Republicans and Democrats prepare bipartisan agenda of social cuts and war
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-23
Two weeks before the US congressional elections, the outlines of a reactionary deal between the Trump administration and the Democratic Party are coming into view.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/10/23/elec…

Trump's threat to tear up nuclear pact with Russia met with alarm in Europe, silence from Democrats
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-23
The sole criticism from the Democratic Party is that Trump has failed to articulate a clear strategy for confrontation between the world's two major nuclear powers.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/10/23/russ…

Greens the biggest winners as Merkel humiliated in Bavaria
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2018-10-20
German Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed to restore confidence in the government after crashing to a humiliating defeat in the October 14 Bavarian state elections, Morning Star Online reported. | The Christian Social Union (CSU) — sister party to Merkel's Christian Democrats — polled 37%, its worst vote for more than six decades. It lost its majority in Germany's southern state in a major defeat for the governing parties. | Her coalition partner, the Social Democratic Party, lost its position as the state's second…
greenleft.org.au/content/greens-biggest-winners-merkel-humiliated-bavaria

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

What's Happened to the Big Wage Increases Promised by Republicans?
Lawrence Wittner | zcomm.org | 2018-10-07
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…
zcomm.org/zblogs/whats-happened-to-the-b…