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AOC Calls for Ban on Revolving Door for Lawmakers Who Become Lobbyists

May 31, 2019           |                                       

CO2 Concentration Is Higher Than Ever in Human History The Left Should Direct the Impeachment Effort AOC Calls for Ban on Revolving Door for Lawmakers Who Become Lobbyists Noam Chomsky: Trump’s “Economic Boom” Is a Sham Trump Is Trying to Ban Climate Science Because… Obama? US Abortion Rights Activists Can Draw Inspiration From Ireland One […]

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<!– –> Former Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-Kan.) set up her own government relations firm in November 2018, before exiting Congress, sparking fury from ethics watchdogs. She joins a number of former members of the 115th Congress that have moved into lobbying but haven’t registered as lobbyists yet. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Click here for a […]

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In the US and the UK, the Green New Deal movement has galvanised hope for transitioning to the more equitable zero carbon world we so desperately need to address poverty and keep global average temperatures to below 1.5°C. But there has also been criticism of an apparent initial focus on jobs in “every town and […]

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Five Killed In Military Helicopter Crash In Western Ukraine

May 30, 2019           |                                       

KYIV — An Mi-8 military helicopter crashed late on May 29 during a training exercise in western Ukraine, killing three crew members and their commander, Ukraine’s military has said. “The preliminary information available indicates that three crew members and their commander from the 16th separate air-force brigade of the Ground Forces of the armed forces […]

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Security personnel inspect the inside of St. Sebastian’s Church in Negombo on April 22, 2019, a day after the church was hit in series of bomb blasts targeting churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka. Photo: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images From Christchurch, New Zealand, to Xinjiang, China, there is a war on Muslims. Many of us […]

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Ukrainian Presidential Front-Runner Zelenskiy Hires Washington Lobbying Firm To 'Elevate Profile'

April 17, 2019           |                                       

KYIV – Ukrainian comedian and presidential front-runner Volodymyr Zelenskiy has hired a Washington lobbying firm to burnish his international image and set up meetings between members of his camp and officials in the U.S. capital. Zelenskiy and his Servant of the People party, which shares the same name as his hit TV sitcom in which […]

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Ida B. Wells Society and ProPublica Announce the 2019 Data Institute

April 15, 2019           |                                       

The Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting and ProPublica announced Monday that applications are open for The Data Institute, a 12-day intensive workshop on how to use data, design and code for journalism. The free program will take place July 22 to Aug. 2 at the New School in New York City. Now in […]

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Taliban Say UN Temporarily Lifts Sanctions On Members Of Negotiating Team

April 11, 2019           |                                       

KABUL — A Taliban spokesman says the UN Security Council has at least temporarily removed sanctions on members of the militant group’s negotiating team. Spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid late on April 11 told RFE/RL’s Radio Mashaal and the Afghan Islamic Press (AIP) that the Taliban’s negotiation team in Qatar had been informed by the Security Council […]

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chair Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., both took aim this week at Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., an escalation of recent attacks by ensconced elements of the party against newer members of Congress. Ocasio-Cortez, who is often charged by Democrats in Congress with dividing the party, has not […]

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Senators Menendez and Rubio introduced a bipartisan bill to the Senate to intensify US and international pressure on the government of Venezuela. Mark Weisbrot says this is largely possible because members of Congress are unaware of the suffering the sanctions are causing in Venezuela The post More Sanctions on Venezuela: Operation Florida 2020 (Pt 1/2) […]

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First, members of the Council should not take the public forgranted. In the UK, remainers called the Brexit referendum because they thought that the public was on their side. Leavers are now making the same mistake, assuming that the public will still follow them when Brexit starts to squeeze their pockets and complicate personal lives […]

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Three U.S. Soldiers, One American Contractor Killed In Afghanistan

April 8, 2019           |                                       

Three U.S. service members and an American contractor have been killed in a roadside bombing near the main U.S. air base in Afghanistan, U.S. forces in Afghanistan said on April 8. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. The U.S. and NATO Resolute Support mission said in a statement the four Americans were killed on […]

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Memorial Sloan Kettering Leaders Violated Conflict-of-Interest Rules, Report Finds

April 4, 2019           |                                       

This article was produced in partnership with The New York Times. Top officials at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center repeatedly violated policies on financial conflicts of interest, fostering a culture in which profits appeared to take precedence over research and patient care, according to an outside review released on Thursday. The findings followed months of […]

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<!– –> (Drew Angerer/Getty Images) As the opioid crisis continues to ravage the country killing more than 130 people per day in the U.S., the makers of the addictive opioid OxyContin face tightening legal challenges. The company, Purdue Pharma, has been run by the wealthy and influential Sackler family for generations. In 2016, the Sacklers […]

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