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Lia Tarachansky unpacks the power struggle between former Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman and his former ally Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, and the split between right-wing secularists and ultra-Orthodox Jews The post Netanyahu Government Falls – Will New Elections Change Anything? appeared first on The Real News Network.

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Vladimir Pozner hosts a very popular interview show, simply called Pozner, on Russian television, and he doesn’t pull his punches. When I last spoke with him eighteen years ago, he described himself as a “man of the left.” I was curious to find out if that had changed. I walked up the stairs to his […]

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Defying all laws of competitive economics, climate change, and technological progress, the Ohio House has voted in a ratepayer-funded bailout for two aging nuclear power plants on Lake Erie, and two even older coal burners, one in Indiana, but owned by the Ohio Valley Electric Corporation, based in Piketon. According to Politico, a senior adviser […]

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Venezuela’s Guaido Seeks Military Aid for Regime Change

April 21, 2019           |                                       

The Trump Administration was quick to recognize Juan Guaido as the rightful ruler of Venezuela, but going form that to the de facto ruler is taking Guado a lot longer than he apparently expected. He’s planning a major May 1 march. He says it will be the “biggest march in history” and will demand that […]

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Fighting Surges Near Libyan Capital as Anti-Hafter Forces Counter-Attack

April 21, 2019           |                                       

Forces loyal to the unity government began a counter-attack over the weekend in the Libyan capital of Tripoli, pushing into the southern parts of town, and trying to push out the forces of Khalifa Hafter, who has been invading the area. Explosions were reported in one of the suburbs of southern Tripoli, and locals speculated […]

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Mueller Went Looking for a Conspiracy, What He Found Was Conflict and a Cover-Up — “Trump, Inc.” Podcast

April 19, 2019           |                                       

On Thursday, the “Trump, Inc.” team gathered with laptops, pizza and Post-its to disconnect — and to read special counsel Robert Mueller’s report. What we found was page after page of jaw-dropping details about the inner workings of the administration of President Donald Trump, meetings with foreign officials and plots to affect our elections. But […]

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Nuclear Lobbying Power: NJ Utility Customers Will Pay $300M In Subsidies

April 18, 2019           |                                       

TRENTON, N.J. — After a long, expensive lobbying effort over the fate of nuclear power in New Jersey, the energy company PSEG on Thursday secured $300 million in subsidies for the state’s aging nuclear plants. It was an important victory for PSEG, which had threatened to close the three plants, and for the nuclear power […]

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The energy company PSEG had a simple message for the New Jersey Legislature as it weighed the fate of three nuclear plants in the state. “What’s good for New Jersey is what’s good for PSEG,” Ralph Izzo, the company’s chairman, president and CEO, told the Legislature at a December 2017 hearing in Trenton. “What’s bad […]

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In June of 2017, Jeffery Havis pled guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm before the U.S. District Court in Tennessee. The federal charge can carry up to ten years imprisonment but has no minimum sentence; Havis expected to serve twenty-one to twenty-seven months. Despite this, Havis was sentenced to at least […]

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More than twenty years ago Charles Lewis noted in The Buying of the Congress that for most Americans the national legislature is “a distant abomination.” You can put the emphasis on “distant”—fewer than half the citizenry can name their representative and even fewer can name both their senators. Or you can emphasize the “abomination,” since […]

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As Jeff Cohen points out, political fear of progressives and corporate power have pushed the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) towards strategies for stopping primary challenges The post “Stunning and Revealing” – DCCC Demands Loyalty Oath From Political Consultants appeared first on The Real News Network.

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Pompeo: ‘Iranian Money Remains In Latin America’

April 13, 2019           |                                       

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says there is “no doubt” that Iran has a financial presence in South America and that Tehran remains a “global threat.” “Iranian money remains in South America being used for malign purposes, supporting Hezbollah, supporting transnational criminal organizations, supporting efforts at terrorism throughout the region,” Pompeo said on April […]

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Several headlines have blared “Julian Assange Arrested.” This is misleading because Assange has been under de facto arrest ever since the Swedish authorities sought his extradition regarding sex-related allegations. Assange always stated that he was amenable to going to Sweden with a guarantee of no-further extradition to the United States. Sweden refused to accede to […]

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AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now! I’m Amy Goodman in Boston, as we sit down with Noam Chomsky for a public conversation. I asked him about the arrest of Julian Assange. NOAM CHOMSKY: Well, the Assange arrest is scandalous in several respects. One of them is just the effort of governments—and it’s not just the […]

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