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  1. " Former Congresswoman Elizabeth Holtzman and author of the new book, “The Case For Impeaching Trump,” joins Mehdi Hasan this week to discuss the case for impeaching Donald Trump. She played a key role in the impeachment of Richard Nixon and believes that Donald Trump’s actions are “exactly the kind” that were declared impermissible in Nixon’s articles of impeachment. ..."
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    2018 Elections

    just voter suppression
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    Julian Assange and WikiLeaks

    As the Obama DOJ Concluded, Prosecution of Julian Assange for Publishing Documents Poses Grave Threats to Press Freedom "......Over the last two years, journalists and others have melodramatically claimed that press freedoms were being assaulted by the Trump administration due to trivial acts such as the President spouting adolescent insults on Twitter at Chuck Todd and Wolf Blitzer or banning Jim Acosta from White House press conferences due to his refusal to stop preening for a few minutes so as to allow other journalists to ask questions. Meanwhile, actual and real threats to press freedoms that began with the Obama DOJ and have escalated with the Trump DOJ – such as aggressive attempts to unearth and prosecute sources – have gone largely ignored if not applauded. But prosecuting Assange and/or WikiLeaks for publishing classified documents would be in an entirely different universe of press freedom threats. Reporting on the secret acts of government officials or powerful financial actors – including by publishing documents taken without authorization – is at the core of investigative journalism. From the Pentagon Papers to the Panama Papers to the Snowden disclosures to publication of Trump’s tax returns to the Iraq and Afghanistan war logs, some of the most important journalism over the last several decades has occurred because it is legal and constitutional to publish secret documents even if the sources of those documents obtained them through illicit or even illegal means....... Neither the most authoritarian factions of the Trump administration behind this prosecution, nor their bizarre and equally tyrannical allies in the Democratic Party, care the slightest about press freedoms. They only care about one thing: putting Julian Assange behind bars, because (in the case of Trump officials) he revealed U.S. war crimes and because (in the case of Democrats) he revealed corruption at the highest levels of the DNC that forced the resignation of the top 5 officials of the Democratic Party and harmed the Democrats’ political reputation. They’re willing to create a precedent that will criminalize the core function of investigative journalism because – even as they spent two years shrilly denouncing that most trivial “attacks on press freedom” – they don’t actually care about that value at all. They want to protect only the journalism that advances their political interests,... https://theintercept.com/2018/11/16/as-the-obama-doj-concluded-prosecution-of-julian-assange-for-publishing-documents-poses-grave-threats-to-press-freedom/
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    BREXIT

    Why Britain Needs Its Own Mueller - ".......Britain and America, Brexit and Trump, are inextricably entwined. By Nigel Farage. By Cambridge Analytica. By Steve Bannon. By the Russian ambassador to London, Alexander Yakovenko, who has been identified by Special Counsel Robert Mueller as a conduit between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin. The same questions that dog the US election dog ours, too. There is one vital difference on this between the US and the UK. America has the Mueller investigation. And Britain does not....... Only once, in November 2017, has Theresa May made a speech that accused Russia of trying to interfere in British democracy. Otherwise, the government has maintained silence. In this, it has been aided and abetted by Facebook. ....... For two years, a tiny group of journalists has pursued the trail of crumbs over the financing of the Leave.EU campaign. The question of where the money came from that paid for Brexit did not add up. ,,,,,,,,, It is now not in doubt that Facebook facilitated data crimes, what we’ve failed to reckon with is how it has broken our democracy, too. ..... Facebook’s lack of co-operation has been assisted by Theresa May’s government, which won’t co-operate with Parliament either. It has refused to answer the committee’s questions, refused to back its calls on Zuckerberg, refused its demand for a Mueller-style public inquiry. ....... https://www.nybooks.com/daily/2018/11/16/why-britain-needs-its-own-mueller/
  5. Russia funded Facebook and Twitter investments through Kushner investor Institutions with close links to Kremlin financed stakes through investor in Trump son-in-law’s venture, leaked files reveal "........ Russia’s role in exploiting Facebook and Twitter to influence the 2016 US election is an important strand of an FBI inquiry and congressional investigations. Facebook has identified 3,000 advertisements and 470 fake accounts on its network that were set up by a “troll factory” in St Petersburg. Details have been passed to Congress and to the special prosecutor, Robert Mueller, who is examining alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow. .... https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/nov/05/russia-funded-facebook-twitter-investments-kushner-investor
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    Trump & the Saudis?

    The Washington Post‏Verified account @washingtonpost 47m47 minutes ago The CIA has concluded that the Saudi crown prince ordered Jamal Khashoggi's assassination, people familiar with the matter say
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    Trump & the Saudis?

    POLITICO‏Verified account @politico Senators push vote to block Saudi arms sales after Khashoggi disappearance --------------------------------------------- Seth Abramson‏Verified account @SethAbramson 58m58 minutes ago Seth Abramson Retweeted POLITICO Ruh-roh. The Saudis expected not just arms but *nuclear tech and an agreement to let them develop nuclear weapons* for their support of Trump's candidacy. What happens now that even Trump's DC allies say the Saudi Crown Prince's bloodthirsty murder of a WP journalist nixes that?
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    Julian Assange and WikiLeaks

    thinks children should be cage free‏ @MeesterMaros I wouldn’t put this in the same category as Manning and Snowden. They didn’t release anything having to do with government misconduct. I don’t think anything released by Wikileaks was for public service. Also, the timing seemed coordinated with any bad press for Cheeto Jesus ===================================== Matt Taibbi‏Verified account @mtaibbi 2h2 hours ago They didn’t release anything about misconduct? Manning released video of the military firing on Reuters journalists (among other things) and Snowden revealed a vast extralegal data-collection regime, about which the Director of National Intelligence lied to Congress.
  9. Why the Democrats Can (and Should) Impeach Trump "....The first myth is that the president of the United States has to have broken the law in order to impeached. Nope, not true. Article 2, Section 4 of the Constitution says the president “Shall be removed from office on impeachment for and conviction of treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.” That famous phrase “High crimes and misdemeanors,” doesn’t refer to a criminal offense, to a felony. It refers to abuse of public office. It’s a political offense. The whole impeachment process is inherently political not criminal. And you don’t have to take my word for it Founding Father Alexander Hamilton in Federalist Number 65 defined impeachable offenses as, “Those offenses which proceed from the misconduct of public men or in other words from the abuse or violation of some public trust. They are of a nature which may with peculiar propriety be denominated political as they relate chiefly to injuries done immediately to the society itself. Abuse or violation of public trust, misconduct, injuries to society.”.......... “An impeachable offense is whatever a majority of the House of Representatives considers it to be at a given moment in history.” Got it? Whatever the majority in the House considers it to be, not what’s defined by a federal criminal statute..... Even without allegations of collusion, which by the way, I happen to think are serious and very credible allegations, even without Russia and Mueller, it’s crystal clear that this president is a collection of impeachable offenses made human. Trump walks and talks high crimes and misdemeanors on a near-daily basis........ .... the current occupant of the Oval Office as “A clear and present danger to our democracy. President Trump’s actions,” she writes, “are indicative of a president who has established a different standard of justice for himself. Exactly the kind that we declared impermissible in Nixon’s articles of impeachment. He has done so at the expense of democracy and he’s done so at his own peril.” ... You would think that once the country had gone through Watergate, the president would learn the lesson but apparently not. I mean we have too many similarities. As you mentioned, the firing of the FBI director who is conducting an investigation into the Trump campaign and its collusion with Russia, the talk about firing Mueller, the attacks on the Mueller investigation, the firing of Sessions, and most recently the appointment of someone who is obviously unfit to be Attorney General as acting Attorney General. ....... We have to just reach out and try, find the facts, find the law, educate the American people, and then trust that they will work, and speak out to preserve democracy. If the American people don’t want democracy, we’re not going to get it. No matter what we do. MH: My worry is a lot of American people don’t want democracy these days..... https://theintercept.com/2018/11/15/why-the-democrats-can-and-should-impeach-trump/
  10. "House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) yesterday announced that Republicans would be bundling a Planned Parenthood defunding bill in with their Obamacare repeal. Today, Planned Parenthood activists showed up to Ryan’s office with an 87,000 signature petition protesting the efforts to cripple the beloved reproductive healthcare bill. Instead of accepting it, the spineless coward had a team of six security guards remove them from the building..... http://occupydemocrats.com/2017/01/06/paul-ryan-just-sent-security-team-constituents/
  11. Donald Trump’s Phone Conversation With the Leader of Pakistan Was Reckless and Bizarre- "...the relationship between India and Pakistan, South Asia’s nuclear-armed nemeses. Any world leader approaching the issue even obliquely must surely see the “Handle With Care” label from miles away, given the possibility of nuclear conflict. U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, however, doesn’t seem to have read the memo,... http://time.com/4587069/donald-trump-pakistan-phone-call-nawaz-sharif/ -Electing a president who doesn’t know what he’s doing carries real consequences.
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    POLITICO‏Verified account @politico 1h1 hour ago Pfizer raises drug prices again, rebuking Trump Drug giant Pfizer announced today it will increase the list prices of 41 medicines in January, just months after it agreed to temporarily roll back price hikes under pressure from President Donald Trump --------------------------------------------------------------- “The drug price pledges made earlier this year were just for show — it was obvious at the time, and it's obvious now,” said Walid Gellad, director of the Center for Pharmaceutical Policy and Prescribing at the University of Pittsburgh. “The bully pulpit doesn't work, and even if it did, we don't want a system in which the only way to bring down drug prices is for the president to publicly berate a company — https://www.politico.com/story/2018/11/16/pfizer-drugs-prices-increase-trump-981010
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    2018 Elections

    NBC Politics‏Verified account @NBCPolitics 23m23 minutes ago BREAKING: Democrat Stacey Abrams acknowledges that Republican Brian Kemp will be certified as the next Georgia governor, but says she is not offering a speech of concession because that would suggest the election process was just: "The state failed its voters" - @shaqbrewster
  14. 7 Questions We Would Have Asked Donald Trump At His Canceled Press Conference- President-elect Donald Trump promised a press conference Thursday to clarify the role he would have with his international business entanglements after he becomes president. He canceled. The transition team said Monday that Trump is delaying his "announcement" until January. Later that night, Trump took to his favorite medium to go around the filter — Twitter — and made some news about his plans: It’s been 140 days since Donald Trump’s last press conference. In the meantime, he’s tweeted 1,461 times. Why does this matter?Unlike other ways of getting messages out, press conferences hold public officials more accountable to the American people because they have to answer questions in an uncontrolled environment..... http://www.npr.org/2016/12/15/505630205/6-questions-we-would-have-asked-donald-trump-at-his-canceled-press-conference?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=2043
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    2018 Elections

    Fallout From Election Day Chaos Continues in Indiana’s Porter County "Agents from the FBI walked into an office building in the town of Valparaiso, in Porter County, Indiana, last Thursday. County officials had called them for help. Two full days after the election, ballots for local races still had not been counted. Final election results weren’t released until early the next morning. The delays have caused alarm among local politicians and angered some voters and poll workers, who are calling on the county clerk to resign. More than a week later, one county council race is still too close to call — hanging on a margin of just 15 votes.... Shaw called the chaos that ensued in Porter County and elsewhere “completely un-American.” “It goes against everything that I’ve ever been brought up to believe. Even when I was a Republican, compared to now that I’m a Democrat,” she said. “It’s against everything that we believe about the way that our voting system is supposed to work.” https://theintercept.com/2018/11/16/porter-county-election-results/
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    The Triumph of Donald Trump

    California wildfires: Made homeless by flames, evacuees face hardship, disease and desperation "......On Thursday, Butte County health authorities warned that an outbreak of norovirus was spreading with alarming speed, and appeared to have sickened survivors in at least four shelters. In the days since sheets of flames sprinted through Paradise, killing at least 63 people and decimating the entire town in minutes, evacuees have endured hardship and sorrow in a surreal state of limbo. Some sleep in their trucks to keep warm and swallow tears as they imagine the shells of their homes. Others pray that unanswered texts to missing friends don’t mean what they think they mean, and they feign normalcy for the sake of their children. “Rain is coming and these people need a shelter over their heads,”..... http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-camp-fire-evacuee-desperation-20181115-story.html
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    The Triumph of Donald Trump

    Red T Raccoon‏ @RedTRaccoon 18h18 hours ago Number of US troops at border has 'peaked' at 5,900. Do you know how many total searchers were in Paradise, California as of yesterday looking for bodies? 461 total. Hundreds of people are missing and troops are doing nothing on our border.
  18. Trump Goes to War With Mueller The president has repeatedly said he intends to intervene in the Justice Department, and leaks and changes to his legal team telegraph a strategy of escalation...... https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/05/trump-goes-to-war-with-mueller/559460/
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    Police Force abuses?

    Nearly All the Officers in Charge of an Indiana Police Department Have Been Disciplined — Including the Chief Who Keeps Promoting Them Of the 34 supervisors in the Elkhart, Indiana, Police Department, 28 have been disciplined. Fifteen have been suspended. Seven have been involved in fatal shootings. Three have been convicted of criminal charges. https://www.propublica.org/article/nearly-all-officers-in-charge-of-elkhart-indiana-police-department-have-been-disciplined
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    Police Force abuses?

    well, we can TRY this again..... ------------------------------------------------------------ 130 Chicago Officers Account for 29 Percent of Police Shootings While more than 95 percent of all Chicago police officers never fired their gun from 2004 to 2016, 130 officers have done it more than once. ....... .... . Compared with a random sample of 1,000 CPD officers, these cops often exhibited troubling patterns of behavior before their shootings, including increasing counts of citizen complaints and uses of force. About 23 percent of those shootings could be predicted — and potentially prevented — by software widely used among police departments. ......... “It is important to not equate officer-involved shootings … with misconduct,” wrote Scott Wolfe, a professor of criminology at Michigan State University. “The officer may be placed in assignments or called out to particular situations because his/her colleagues know he/she is capable of handling dangerous situations.” But a large number of shootings can be indicative of problematic conduct. “When we have officers that have a high number of OIS compared to their colleagues, it provides reason to look deeper at the behavior,” ..... https://theintercept.com/2018/08/16/chicago-police-department-officer-involved-shooting/
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    Julian Assange and WikiLeaks

    Edward Snowden‏Verified account @Snowden You can despise Wikileaks and everything it stands for. You can think Assange is an evil spirit reanimated by Putin himself. But you cannot support the prosecution of a publisher for publishing without narrowing the basic rights every newspaper relies on.
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    The Triumph of Donald Trump

    Public Citizen‏Verified account @Public_Citizen @SarahKSilverman
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    Racism in Trump's America

    The Hill‏Verified account @thehill 1h1 hour ago White Kansas official tells black woman he’s a member of the "master race" during public hearing http://hill.cm/CaxdlWh
  24. FilmStruck Might Have Future With WarnerMedia, But It Could Take A Year "...... Deadline has learned in the aftermath of those postings that Stankey is in fact working on something of a compromise, which he has tipped in a response to the first entreaty by Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese and others. FilmStruk The promising news is that a new iteration is in the cards for FilmStruck, though it might not be called that. The not good news is that it will be part of a package of streaming services from WarnerMedia that at present is scheduled to be launched in the fourth quarter of 2019. The company is figuring out a way to make it among several branded-content offerings in its OTT service........... https://deadline.com/2018/11/filmstruck-future-warnermedia-criterion-collection-1202502833/
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    AP FACT CHECK: Trump lies about jobs improvement for veterans- TRUMP: “Veteran unemployment has reached its lowest level in nearly 21 years, and it’s going to be better.” THE FACTS: He’s pulling numbers out of thin air. https://apnews.com/f4b8f6f38337422397caafd0551250e7?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP_Politics

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