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Thursday, April 18, 2019
"Don't Listen to Barr—Read Mueller's Words Yourself": Here Is the Special Counsel's Report
Attorney General William Barr delivered a redacted version of the Mueller report to Congress and posted the special counsel's findings online Thursday morning. The document's publication followed a Justice Department press conference that critics and Democratic lawmakers denounced as an effort to...
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Tuesday, April 09, 2019
WATCH: Attorney General Barr Says Mueller Report to Made Public 'Within the Week'
U.S. Attorney General William Barr told a House subcommittee on Tuesday morning that the report submitted to the Justice Department by Special Counsel Robert Mueller would likely be made available to both Congress and the public "within the week." Testifying before the House Appropriations...
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Sunday, March 24, 2019
FULL TEXT: Read Attorney General Barr's Summary of the Mueller Report
U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Sunday afternoon sent congressional lawmakers a 4-page letter offering a summary of his initial review of the report submitted to the Justice Department by Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Friday. The initial headlines on the contents of the summary...
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Friday, March 22, 2019
It's Mueller Time: ACLU Demands DOJ 'Swiftly' Release Special Counsel Report to the Public
Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Friday submitted the highly-anticipated report based on his nearly two-year investigation into alleged Russian interference during the 2016 U.S. elections, possible collusion between the Trump campaign, and so-called "related matters." "This is not just about...
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Aid trucks burn on Venezuelan-Colombia border, February 23, 2019. Media around the world got it wrong. The Panama Post headline: "Police forces loyal to Maduro burnt trucks with humanitarian aid; The dictatorship's repressive authorities allowed three trucks of humanitarian aid to cross the border, only to set them on fire once they were over the bridge." News
Sunday, March 10, 2019
US Blamed Venezuelan President for Burning AID Trucks. Wrong.
On February 23, a caravan of large cargo trucks was crossing a bridge from Colombia into Venezuela delivering food and other aid when they dramatically went up in flames. US officials seized upon the event as evidence of a "sick tyrant" stopping food from getting to hungry people: US Secretary of...
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Trump Escalates War On Renewables, Slashes DOE Budget By 70% News
Saturday, March 09, 2019
GOING BACKWARDS: Trump To Slash Renewables Funding in New Budget
A senior Trump administration official has told Bloomberg News that the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy would see its $2.3 billion budget slashed by about 70 percent, to $700 million, under President Donald Trump’s fiscal 2020 budget request, which will be released on Monday. Trump...
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Saturday, March 09, 2019
WATCH: AOC Speaks to SXSW
Watch here: From the SXSW program : As New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez continues to galvanize the left (and frustrate the right), what’s driving her unique appeal has become an increasingly compelling question. Is it her identity or her substantive politics? Or both? Ocasio-Cortez's embrace...
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Friday, March 01, 2019
WATCH: Naomi Klein and Shoshana Zuboff Discuss Mounting Dangers of 'Surveillance Capitalism'
A live-streamed discussion about "the unprecedented form of power called 'surveillance capitalism' and the quest by corporations to predict and control our behavior" featuring Naomi Klein, a senior correspondent for The Intercept , and Harvard Business School professor emerita Shoshana Zuboff is planned for Friday evening.
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Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Sanders Tackles Democratic Socialism, Racial Inequality, the 'Fraud' of Trump, the 'Existential' Climate Crisis, and Much More During CNN Town Hall
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) covered the issues of democratic socialism, Trump's endless lying, racial inequality and reparations for slaver y, Medicare for All , what he called the "existential crisis" of climate change , student debt, foreign policy and U.S. military intervention, and much else...
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Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Touché. 'Crazy Bernie' Calls Trump 'A Racist, a Sexist, a Xenophobe and a Fraud'
A day after Bernie Sanders officially announced his 2020 presidential bid, he offered President Donald Trump a taste of how he might handle the insulter-in-chief on Wednesday morning after the president referred to the senator as "Crazy Bernie"— not the first time he's used the pejorative nickname...
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