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This OxyContin Salesman Of The Year Doesn’t Regret His Work (HBO)

June 18, 2019           |                                       

Just after he was offered a job at Purdue Pharma, Michael Andersen was watching the news with his wife when a report came on. It was about abuse of Purdue’s pain pill OxyContin, the product he would be convincing doctors to prescribe to their patients at his new gig. “So we had to think about […]

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Mueller’s Dispute With Barr Is a Turning Point on the Road to Impeachment

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 It’s […]

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AARON MATÉ, aaronmate at protonmail.com, @aaronjmate In his closing press conference, Special Counsel Robert Mueller asserted “that there were multiple systemic efforts to interfere in our election,” by Russia, efforts that amounted to “the central allegation of our indictments.” But journalist Aaron Maté of The Nation argues that Mueller has not substantiated his central allegation, and that the Mueller […]

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Scott Warren Provided Food & Water to Migrants in Arizona; He Now Faces Up to 20 Years in Prison

May 29, 2019           |                                       

An Arizona humanitarian aid volunteer goes to trial today for providing water, food, clean clothes and beds to two undocumented migrants crossing the Sonoran Desert in southern Arizona. If convicted, Scott Warren could spend up to 20 years in prison. Warren, an activist with the Tucson-based No More Deaths, is charged with three felony counts […]

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Florida deputy’s assault on high school student caught on video By Genevieve Leigh 22 April 2019 Bystander footage from an incident last Thursday caught a Florida sheriff’s deputy savagely attacking a high school student in a McDonald’s parking lot. The assault took place in suburban Fort Lauderdale in Broward County, the same county as the […]

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How Congress Can Follow Up on the Incomplete and Redacted Mueller Report

April 20, 2019           |                                       

Trump Appointed Fossil Fuel Insiders to Federal Agencies. It’s Backfiring. I’ve Seen Goldman Sachs From the Inside. We Need Public Banks. Megacorporations Want More Ocean Farms. That’s a Huge Mistake. No More Excuses. Donald Trump Must Be Impeached. Stop & Shop Strikers Are Standing Up for All Grocery Workers As We Mourn Notre Dame, Let […]

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Mueller report re-ignites political warfare in Washington By Patrick Martin 19 April 2019 The release Thursday morning of the report of Justice Department Special Counsel Robert Mueller has become the occasion for a full-scale resumption of the political warfare in Washington between two equally right-wing factions—the Trump administration, with its fascistic base of support, and […]

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Officials: Trump Admin’s New Iran Report Skewed, Intended to Justify Military Action

April 18, 2019           |                                       

That the Trump Administration is hostile to Iran is hardly a secret, nor that they try to paint Iran in the worst light possible. Are their reports honest on even a basic level though? That’s increasingly in doubt after the State Department’s latest on Iran. The State Department posted and then removed this report on […]

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Like Team Mueller’s indictment last July of Russian agents, the full report reveals questions about Wikileaks’ role that much of the media has been ignoring, writes Daniel Lazare. By Daniel Lazare Special to Consortium News As official Washington pores over the Gospel According to Saint Robert, an all-important fact about the Mueller report has gotten […]

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The White House on April 17, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images Dear House Democrats, You told us to be patient. You told us to be cautious. You told us to wait for Robert Mueller. Well, the time for waiting is over. And the moment for impeachment hearings has arrived. Forget the mendacious […]

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<!– –> (John Moore/Getty Images) Special counsel Robert Mueller considered bringing campaign finance charges to Trump campaign officials in connection with their June 2016 Trump Tower meeting but ultimately could not establish the value of information offered by Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya. Specifically, Mueller looked at whether the meeting would invoke the ban on campaign […]

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WASHINGTON — Public at last, special counsel Robert Mueller’s report revealed to a waiting nation Thursday that President Donald Trump had tried to seize control of the Russia probe and force Mueller’s removal to stop him from investigating potential obstruction of justice by the president. The report said that in June 2017, Trump directed White […]

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U.S. Attorney General To Release Redacted Mueller Report On April 18

April 17, 2019           |                                       

The U.S. Justice Department says Attorney General William Barr will release on April 18 a redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller as special counsel nearly two years ago, will hold a press conference on April […]

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