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Six immigrant children dead in US custody since September 24 May 2019 On Wednesday, CBS News reported that the Trump administration covered up the death of a 10-year-old Salvadoran girl in US custody. Although the unnamed girl died in September 2018, officials failed to notify the public of her death, leaving even the Salvadoran consulate […]

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Trump, Democrats clash over investigations By Patrick Martin 23 May 2019 President Trump called off talks with congressional leaders over a proposed infrastructure bill Wednesday, walking out of a planned meeting with top Democrats after only three minutes and declaring that there would be no further talks on any legislative proposal so long as House […]

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Trump Stalks Out on Democrats, Demands End to Russia Probes

May 22, 2019           |                                       

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump abruptly stalked out of a meeting with congressional leaders Wednesday with a flat declaration he would no longer work with Democrats unless they drop all investigations in the aftermath of the special counsel’s Trump-Russia report. Democrats said the walkout seemed scripted. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called it all “very, very, very strange” […]

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Don’t Give John Bolton His War With Iran

May 16, 2019           |                                       

Even GOP Voters Are Applauding AOC and Sanders for Taking on Lenders Don’t Give John Bolton His War With Iran US Illegally Evicts Protectors From Venezuelan Embassy New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Enters Race for 2020 Democratic Nomination Israel Defense Forces Shoot 16 Palestinians at Nakba Day Protests What Have Top Trump Donors […]

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The Impeachment Process Itself Can Thwart Trump’s Obstruction

May 10, 2019           |                                       

A Green New Deal Must Prioritize Regenerative Agriculture Donald Trump Is a Dangerous Human Version of 1980s Muzak House Panel Holds Barr in Contempt as Trump Claims Executive Privilege More US Pressure on North Korea Is Not the Path to Denuclearization As Washington State Bans Fracking, Sanders Calls for Nationwide Ban Mainstream Charities Are Bankrolling […]

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Crisis Point? High Stakes in Trump’s Showdown With Congress

May 9, 2019           |                                       

WASHINGTON—Democrats call it a “constitutional crisis.” But is it? Stunned by the extent of the White House’s blanket refusal to comply with oversight by Congress, the Democrats warn that the Trump administration is shattering historic norms and testing the nation’s system of checks and balances in new and alarming ways. It’s not just the House’s […]

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Is Leaked Document Trump’s “Deal of the Century”?

May 9, 2019           |                                       

A report published this week by the Israel Hayom newspaper apparently leaking details of Donald Trump’s “deal of the century” reads like the kind of peace plan that might be put together by an estate agent or car salesman. But while the authenticity of the document is unproven and indeed contested, there are serious grounds […]

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House Panel Holds Barr in Contempt as Trump Claims Executive Privilege

May 9, 2019           |                                       

Biden Says Trump Is an “Aberration” From the GOP. He’s Wrong. Bail Reform Should Include Efforts to End Pretrial Incarceration Why Does Trump Like Communist Vietnam? Because It’s Capitalist. Interning for a Centrist Democrat Pushed Me to Democratic Socialism Trump Admits to Dodging Taxes for “Sport” Mitch McConnell’s Plot to Seize Full Power for the […]

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Mnuchin Denies Democrats’ Request for Trump Tax Returns

May 6, 2019           |                                       

WASHINGTON—Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has made it official: The administration won’t be turning President Donald Trump’s tax returns over to the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives. Mnuchin told Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal in a Monday letter that the panel’s request “lacks a legitimate legislative purpose.” In making that determination, Mnuchin said he relied […]

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Trump doesn’t give a farthing about Venezuela and is letting his underlings let slip the dogs of war in so long as it secures Florida’s electoral votes for Trump 2020, says Lawrence Wilkerson. By Lawrence Wilkerson Anti-War.com Knowing what I know about my own administration’s attempt to unseat Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in 2002, I […]

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How Taxpayers Covered a $1,000 Liquor Bill for Trump Staffers (and More) at Trump’s Club

May 1, 2019           |                                       

Find “Trump, Inc.” wherever you get your podcasts. This week’s episode examines the intersection of money, presidential access and security, and the push and pull between government spending and private profits at Mar-a-Lago. In April 2017, Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Mar-a-Lago, President Donald Trump’s Palm Beach, Florida, estate and club, for a two-day summit. […]

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Photograph by Nathaniel St. Clair I’ve been following and writing about United States politics and society for more than twenty years. I often find that things here are much worse than people want to let themselves think. This is one of those times. The situation is very dire, and we must face it head on. […]

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Mnuchin Defies Demand to Hand Over Trump Tax Returns

April 24, 2019           |                                       

WASHINGTON—The struggle between House Democrats and the Trump administration over investigations intensified Tuesday as a former White House official defied a subpoena and the Treasury Department ignored a deadline for providing President Donald Trump’s tax returns. Rep. Elijah Cummings, the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, said the White House has adopted the “untenable” position […]

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<!– –> Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski is one of several former Trump aides that has leveraged his connection to the White House (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images) Connections are everything in Washington and having White House contacts is a golden ticket. Naturally, a number of lobbying firms with links to the Trump administration have attracted […]

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