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Charging extra to get there? The Boeing story is yet another sign we’re a corporatocracy

That Boeing has been charging extra for key safety features on planes probably won't be news to anyone who has faced the à la carte smorgasbord of flying recently.
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Mueller report: Survey shows most Americans confident report is fair

Special counsel Robert Mueller submitted his report on the Russia investigation to Attorney General William Barr on Friday. What’s next? Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham expects that he and the panel’s top Democrat, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, will be briefed “in the coming days” about special counsel Robert Mueller’s report. The Associated Press reported that according to a Justice Department official who spoke on condition of anonymity, Mueller is not recommending any further in...
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Mueller revealed his Trump-Russia story in plain view

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump was in full deflection mode. The Democrats had blamed Russia for the hacking and release of damaging material on his presidential opponent, Hillary Clinton. Trump wasn’t buying it. But on July 27, 2016, midway through a news conference in Florida, Trump decided to entertain the thought for a moment. “Russia, […]
Tags: Nation, Nation & World Politics


Read William Barr’s Letter to Congress Confirming the Mueller Report

The Attorney General told Congress he is 'committed to as much transparency as possible'
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Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 “Lets You Choose Your Pronouns!”

Developer Hardsuit Labs and publisher Paradox Interactive have announced “Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2”, a sequel to Troika Games’ original 2004 action-RPG set in the expansive “World of Darkness” universe – and with it, the not at all politicized decision to allow players to select their character’s pronouns. One “lucky” website had the opportunity […]
Tags: Games, Announcements, PC Gaming, Politics, PS4, Trailer, Vampires, Xbox One


San Bernardino County veterans received most in federal benefits in state

Veterans in San Bernardino County were awarded more than $50 million in federal benefits last year — more than veterans living in other counties, according to a . The staff of 25 working at the three San Bernardino County Veterans Affairs‘ offices see about 30,000 veterans and their families a year, assisting them with the paperwork they need in order to secure their benefits, from disability compensation claims to college tuition/fee waivers for the children of veterans. “We like to be thoroug...
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US announces new financial sanctions on Venezuela after 'illegal' arrest of Juan Guaido's chief of staff

The Trump administration on Friday announced additional sanctions for Venezuela in response to what it describes as the illegal arrest of opposition leader Juan Guaido's chief of staff. The Treasury Department announcement came while the President Donald Trump met with leaders from five Caribbean nations, where Venezuela was at the top of the agenda. The region has been far from united in joining the US call for the ouster of President Nicolas Maduro. The department is specifically targeting...
Tags: News, Congress, White House, China, Africa, US, United States, Treasury, Venezuela, Donald Trump, Nicolás Maduro, St Lucia, Haiti, Latin America, Caribbean, Trump


William Barr Is Now the Sole Keeper of the Mueller Report. How He’ll Wield That Power Is a Mystery

Special counsel Robert Mueller has officially concluded his investigation after more than two years and turned his final report in to the Justice Department. What happens next depends on one man: the attorney general, William Barr. Justice Department rules now make Barr the sole keeper of the Mueller report. He alone decides what to do…
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Bill Barr Is Now the Sole Keeper of the Mueller Report. How He’ll Wield That Power Is a Mystery

Special counsel Robert Mueller has officially concluded his investigation after more than two years and turned his final report in to the Justice Department. What happens next depends on one man: the attorney general, William Barr. Justice Department rules now make Barr the sole keeper of the Mueller report. He alone decides what to do…
Tags: Uncategorized, Congress, Donald Trump, Justice, Justice Department, White House


Special Counsel Robert Mueller Delivers Report on Russia Probe to Justice Department

Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Friday delivered a long-awaited report to the Department of Justice about his investigation into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with the Russian government during the 2016 presidential campaign, marking the conclusion of a two-year investigation. Amid speculation that the report would be released soon, Trump has ramped up his criticism…
Tags: Uncategorized, Donald Trump, Justice, Onetime, White House


Robert Mueller Delivers Russia Investigation Report to Attorney General

WASHINGTON — Special Counsel Robert Mueller delivered a report on his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election to Attorney General William Barr, after a weeks-long waiting game for word that Mueller’s probe was reaching its conclusion. The details of the report are still confidential, after a two-year investigation that had led to dozens […]
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May urged to go as she hints at pulling third vote on Brexit deal

Amid calls to ‘fall on her sword’, PM writes to Tory MPs saying deal will return if there is sufficient supportPressure on Theresa May has reached new heights as ministers backed attempts to let parliament take control of the next stage of the Brexit process and MPs openly speculated that her time in office could end within weeks.As a beleaguered May returned from Brussels, MPs suggested her deal could lose by an even higher margin, with several saying the timing now required the prime minister ...
Tags: Brexit, Theresa May, European Union, Europe, Article 50, Foreign policy, Politics, UK news, World news, Leo Varadkar, David Lidington, Greg Clark, Hilary Benn, Dominic Grieve


U.S. reacts to New Zealand's gun ban

Gun control supporters are pointing to the ban as an example of swift, decisive action that the U.S. desperately needs.Others note the inherent differences between the two nations, arguing that it is a good thing that it is relatively hard to pass such legislation in such a short timeframe.The ban will surely shape future conversations about gun control in the U.S. None New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Thursday plans to ban an array of semi-automatic guns and firearms componen...
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Don Benton, former Trump campaign chair in Washington state, cleared in ethics complaint

Don Benton is a former state senator from Vancouver who chaired Donald Trump's campaign in Washington in 2016. After the election he was appointed to head the Selective Service System.
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MPs call for May to 'fall on her sword' as Brexit deal could lose again

EU increasingly believes no-deal Brexit on 12 April is most likely outcomePressure on Theresa May has reached new heights as ministers backed attempts to let parliament take control of the next stage of the Brexit process and MPs openly speculated that her time in office could end within weeks.As a beleaguered May returned from Brussels, MPs suggested her deal could lose by an even higher margin, with several saying the timing now required the prime minister to “fall on her sword”. Continue read...
Tags: Brexit, Theresa May, European Union, Europe, Article 50, Foreign policy, Politics, UK news, World news, Leo Varadkar, David Lidington, Greg Clark, Hilary Benn, Dominic Grieve


Macron accuses Brexiters of 'lies' over no-deal Brexit – video

The French president, Emmanuel Macron, has accused Brexiters of telling 'lies' to British voters, and he claimed they would be hardest hit if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. 'They told the people, "It'll be easy, it'll be quick!,"' he said. 'It's awful, there were a lot of lies.''Hope dies last': fatalism among EU leaders as no-deal Brexit looks likelySecret Cabinet Office document reveals chaotic planning for no-deal Brexit Continue reading...
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Please Enjoy the Memes While You Wait for the Mueller Report

People are killing time waiting for the Mueller report by making jokes. Whether or not Special Counsel Robert Mueller is about to submit his long-anticipated report, people are keeping busy doing what they do best: making memes. In the moments leading up to the public release of his investigation into whether President Donald Trump’s campaign…
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President Trump Intensifies Attacks Against Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia Investigation

The probe is widely expected to end in the coming weeks
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Brexit: DUP accuses May of being 'far too willing to capitulate' to EU – live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments, including reaction to the new Brexit timetable decided by EU leadersFull story: May appeal falls flatUK papers: ‘One last chance’Timeline: what happens next? 4.09pm GMT Greg Clark, the business secretary, has insisted that the government will go ahead with the plans for indicative votes in the Commons next week which were promised by David Lidington, the Cabinet Office minister, at the end of last week. Lidington was quite specific, but o...
Tags: Politics, UK news, Brexit, European Union, Europe, Theresa May, Article 50, Conservatives, Foreign policy, Greg Clark, House of Commons, Democratic Unionist party (DUP


Capitals Goalie Braden Holtby 'Respectfully Declines' Visit to White House

Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby will not visit the White House.
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Brexit: MPs could get free vote on way forward if deal rejected, minister says – live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments, including reaction to the new Brexit timetable decided by EU leadersFull story: May appeal falls flatUK papers: ‘One last chance’Timeline: what happens next? 3.10pm GMT Emmanuel Macron, the French president, is holding a post-summit press conference [email protected]: We need to get out of this checkmate. We need the UK to come up with a solution. #Brexit #brextension pic.twitter.com/EIQeRQpBakEmmanuel Macron: "Brexit to me is not a te...
Tags: Politics, UK news, Brexit, European Union, Europe, Theresa May, Article 50, Conservatives, Foreign policy, Greg Clark, House of Commons


The colossal problem with universal basic income

Universal basic income is a band-aid solution that will not solve wealth inequality, says Rushkoff. Funneling money to the 99% perpetuates their roles as consumers, pumping money straight back up to the 1% at the top of the pyramid.Rushkoff suggests universal basic assets instead, so that the people at the bottom of the pyramid can own some means of production and participate in the profits of mega-rich companies. Team Human b...
Tags: Money, Automation, Work, Politics, Policy, Social change, Humanity, Capitalism, Economics, Consumerism, Inequality, Universal basic income


Obama Will Attend Celebration For Freshmen Dems Next Week

Former President Barack Obama will attend a meet-and-greet with all the freshmen members of the 116th Congress on Monday, according to an invite obtained by Politico. The reception will be hosted by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and only the 60-plus new members of Congress will be invited. The event will be held at the home of Esther Coopersmith, the former representative to the United Nations under President Jimmy Carter’s administration. Some of the new members of Congress have a...
Tags: News, Barack Obama, freshmen Democrats, House Democrats, Nicole Lafond


License plate data collected in these Southern California cities is shared with ICE

Several Southern California police departments regularly feed information into a massive database used by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to help with deportations, potentially violating state law, according to the American Civil Liberties Union. In the report released earlier this month, the ACLU of Northern California identified the police departments of Bell, Downey, La Habra and Upland, along with the U.S. Forest Service in California, as some of the more than 80 agencies in more th...
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Brexit: MPs could get free vote on way forward if deal rejected, minister tells Commons – live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments, including reaction to the new Brexit timetable decided by EU leadersFull story: May appeal falls flatUK papers: ‘One last chance’Q&A: what happened in Brussels? 1.04pm GMT Greg Clark, the remain-voting business secretary, has joined the many MPs who have criticised Theresa May for what she said in her speech from No 10 on Wednesday night, saying MPs were to blame for the Brexit crisis. Compared to what others have said (May has been accus...
Tags: Politics, UK news, Brexit, European Union, Europe, Theresa May, Article 50, Conservatives, Foreign policy, Greg Clark, House of Commons


Brexit: Macron revised chances of May winning vote to just 5% after hearing her at summit – live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments, including reaction to the new Brexit timetable decided by EU leaders at their summitFull story: May’s appeal falls flat as EU seizes control of Brexit date‘One last chance’: what the UK papers say about Brexit delayQ&A: what happened in Brussels? 11.22am GMT Julian Lewis, a Tory Brexiter, asks what will happen if the indicative votes contradict the results of the 2016 referendum.Kwarteng says the government intends to honour the results o...
Tags: Politics, UK news, Brexit, European Union, Europe, Theresa May, Article 50, Conservatives, Foreign policy



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