House Dem: Mueller report offers 'ample evidence' for impeachment

April 18, 2019 inPolitics

Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) on Thursday stepped up his push for impeaching President Trump following the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report, despite reluctance from House Democratic leaders to go as far. Green said during a press... ...Read more from our friends at The Hill

Affirmative action initiative reaches Washington Legislature

April 18, 2019 inPolitics

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - An initiative that would bring back affirmative action in Washington has had a contentious hearing at the state Legislature, where advocates and critics alike questioned the role of opportunity and privilege in society. The initiative would allow the state to use hiring and recruitment goals - but not quotas - to bring minority candidates into state jobs, education, and contracting. Lawmakers Thursday presided over a lengthy hearing for...

Amazon’s audiobook of the Mueller report has an Orwellian price tag of $19.84

April 18, 2019 inEconomics

Publishers are hoping that the Mueller report is going to be a mass market and, perhaps, salacious read. So, it seems, does Amazon founder and chief executive, Jeff Bezos. Robert Mueller, special counsel to the U.S. Department of Justice, spent two years researching and writing the report, entitled “Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election.” The world has been eagerly awaiting his findings. The report was...

McConnell introducing bill to raise age to buy tobacco to 21

April 18, 2019 inPolitics

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Thursday that he will introduce legislation that would raise the age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21. The forthcoming bill, which the Senate GOP leader announced during a press conference in... ...Read more from our friends at The Hill

Shopocalypse Now! 5,994 Stores Already Closed In 2019, Blowing Past 2018's Full Year Total

April 18, 2019 inEconomics

2018 ended on an optimistic note for retailers with strong consumer spending “data” and what was widely considered to be an unexpected comeback for many brick and mortar stores. While that may have been fun while it lasted, the carnage and pressure on the retail sector has once again been ramped backed up, resulting in a breakneck pace for store closings to start 2019. In a start to the year that can...

Kim Jong-un directs test of new tactical guided weapon

April 17, 2019 inPolitics

North Korea's Kim Jong-un oversaw the test of a new tactical guided weapon on Wednesday, reports Reuters. "The completion of the development of the weapon system serves as an event of very weighty significance in increasing the combat power..." Kim told Korean Central News Agency, of his nation's military Why it matters: This is North Korea's first weapons test since Kim and President Trump met in February for a second summit in...

Warren praises Ocasio-Cortez in Time 100

April 17, 2019 inPolitics

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Wednesday praised freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), saying millions of people are now taking cues from the former bartender. "A year ago, she was taking orders across a bar," Warren writes... ...Read more from our friends at The Hill

Sen. Amy Klobuchar announced as Fox News' next town hall following Sanders high ratings

April 17, 2019 inPolitics

Fox News announced Wednesday Sen. Amy Klobuchar as the next Democratic presidential candidate to speak in their own Fox News town hall following the success of Sen. Bernard Sanders town hall Monday. “FOX News Channel continues to produce highly informative and respectful town hall events, delivering record viewership and providing a platform to all candidates. We are incredibly proud of the entire team and look forward to hosting Senator Klobuchar for...

Bernie Sanders releases 10 years of tax returns

April 15, 2019 inPolitics

Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday released 10 years of his tax returns, fulfilling his promise to release the long-awaited disclosure on Tax...

Trump openly courts Minnesota voters, after losing state in 2016

April 15, 2019 inPolitics

Still sore over losing it in 2016, President Trump[1] openly courted the state of Minnesota ahead of his reelection bid, saying he’s...

Notre-Dame’s spire collapses as fire and smoke engulf the Paris cathedral

April 15, 2019 inEconomics

The Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris caught fire Monday and, as firefighters worked to contain the intensifying blaze, the structure’s iconic spire collapsed...

Unsealed Affidavit Tries To Put WikiLeaks In Cahoots With The Taliban, Bin Laden

April 16, 2019 inEconomics

On Monday a federal judge in Virginia unsealed the original 2017 affidavit and criminal complaint on which Assange's extradition request to the US is...

Pepe Escobar Covers The World: From 'New York Aristocracy' To The End Of America's Hegemony

Pepe Escobar Covers The World: From 'New York Aristocracy' To The End…

June 26, 2018 inOpinion

Brazilian-born journalist Pepe Escobar, who is perhaps best known for predicting the War on Terror in a column he published for the...

Public Union: Public Enemy

Public Union: Public Enemy

July 16, 2018 inVideos

Public-sector unions have been gaming the political system for decades, bankrupting whole cities and plunging states into massive debt. How did this...

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Pepe Escobar Covers The World: From 'New York Aristocracy' To The End Of America's Hegemony

Pepe Escobar Covers The World: From 'New York Aristocracy' To The End…

Brazilian-born journalist Pepe Escobar, who is perhaps best known for predicting the War on Terror...

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