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The Mueller report is now (mostly) public. The lurid speculation from Democrats and chunks of the corporate media that President Donald Trump was somehow a Russian agent was false. But the report, and Mueller’s previous indictments, should persuade any reasonable person that the Russian government did indeed intervene in the 2016 election in support of Trump. […]

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<!– –> Ukrainian entertainer and presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelensky (SERGIY GUDAK/AFP/Getty Images) New records reveal foreign influence operations targeting the U.S. allegedly intended to elevate the profile of comedian-turned-politician Volodymyr Zelensky in the days leading up to Ukraine’s presidential election runoff scheduled for April 21, 2019, and pitting him against incumbent Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko […]

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Pompeo: US Won’t Quit Fight for Venezuela Regime Change

April 13, 2019           |                                       

Speaking on Friday in Santiago, Chile, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo defended the US attempts to impose regime change in Venezuela, saying that the US will not “quit the fight” until they get what they want. Pompeo presented the US as supporting Venezuelans who are “courageously standing up for democracy,” by demanding President Maduro be […]

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Corporate Media Literacy?

April 8, 2019           |                                       

At a time when media education is perhaps more vital than ever, Project Censored  associates Nolan Higdon and Ben Boyington make the case that corporations and  their allies are working to redefine “media literacy” in ways that promote their interests,  while screening out complete critical analyses of the influence of media in society.

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Iraqi Prime Minister Visits Iran As Sides Seek To Expand Commerical Ties

April 6, 2019           |                                       

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi is on a two-day visit to neighboring Iran as the countries seek to expand commercial ties. Mahdi met President Hassan Rohani in Tehran on April 6, with the Iranian leader saying they discussed expanding their gas and electricity trade and working towards fulfilling a plan to connect their railroads. […]

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Poll: Majority Of Russians Support Crimea Annexation, But Worry About Economic Effects

April 3, 2019           |                                       

A new poll shows that a majority of Russians still support the Kremlin’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea Peninsula, but far fewer back any similar move toward the parts of the war-torn eastern Ukrainian regions of Donetsk and Luhansk held by Russia-backed separatists. The survey, conducted jointly by Moscow’s Levada Center and the Chicago Council on […]

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A Privileged Education: The US College Admissions Scandal

March 29, 2019           |                                       

The oldest idea of history; the perennial problem of station: education. Get the child as far as possible so that he or she can be propelled, as if from a trebuchet across the ramparts of life. Nasty obstacles – one being a lack of intellect – will be cleared, and the wretched genetic issue will […]

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<!– –> Ukrainian presidential candidate Yulia Tymoshenko (Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images) A Ukrainian politician who made headlines for being targeted by disinformation campaigns linked to former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort is revealed as the beneficiary of a foreign influence operation financed through a network of shell companies and offshore accounts, according to new Foreign Agents […]

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The corrupting influence of big money receives much of the focus of voters, but gerrymandering has been the behind-the-scenes way both parties have used to gain an edge over each other in state elections for years. Kathay Feng of Common Cause discusses the cases that recently reached the Supreme Court The post Gerrymandering – Election […]

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U.S. Lawmakers Rip Trump’s Proposal For Massive State Department Funding Cut

March 28, 2019           |                                       

U.S. lawmakers from both parties have ripped President Donald Trump’s plan to drastically cut funding for the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Representative Eliot Engel, Democratic chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said on March 27 that Trump’s proposal was “dead” on arrival in Congress. “This budget…signals to the […]

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<!– –> (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images) What goes up must come down. A fact in physics is sometimes also true with outside spending groups. As super PACs and “dark money” nonprofits are often so reliant on contributions from a handful of wealthy individuals, a powerful group can lose influence quickly if a single donor decides to […]

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Trump, Allies Go On Offensive After Mueller Report Clears President Of Collusion

March 25, 2019           |                                       

U.S. President Donald Trump and his allies went on the offensive, a day after the release of the summary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report cleared him of colluding with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election, although it reached no conclusion on whether the president obstructed justice. Trump took a swing on March 25 […]

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AIPAC and Israel’s Influence

March 25, 2019           |                                       

The Washington Post reports in “Hoyer delivers strong defense of U.S.-Israel alliance in veiled rebuke of Rep. Omar,” “’I stand with Israel, proudly and unapologetically. So, when someone accuses American supporters of Israel of dual loyalty, I say: Accuse me. I am part of a large, bipartisan coalition in Congress supporting Israel. I tell Israel’s detractors: Accuse […]

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Foreign-Owned Corporations Funnel Millions Into US Elections

March 23, 2019           |                                       

Veterans Demand Congress End the Forever Wars The Zionist Smear Campaign Against Bernie Sanders Is Just Beginning After Activist Pressure, Amazon Purges Dozens of Far-Right Books Indiana Teachers Shot “Execution-Style” With Pellets in Shooting Drill Fox News Viewers Are Convinced Trump Is the Greatest President Ever Supreme Court Approves Indefinite Detention of Immigrants After the […]

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