Saturday, April 18, 2015

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Political news.

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The US government estimates that it made about $100 billion in improper payments last year to those not entitled to receive them. The Medicare...

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William R. Polk With the killing of three Israeli teen-agers and the apparent revenge murder of a Palestinian youth – possibly burned to death –...

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Andre Damon The Obama administration called on Congress Tuesday to approve $3.7 billion in funds to address what it has called a “humanitarian crisis” brought...

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Our battle to expose and stop Agenda 21 has grown more intense over the past few months. More counties and states across the nation...

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Kim Petersen This is the continuation of an interview (see Part 1) with filmmaker Scott Noble based on his documentary series Counter-Intelligence. Noble’s films can be viewed...

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John W. Whitehead “Why should anyone trust a government that has condoned torture, spied on at least 35 world leaders, supports indefinite detention, places bugs...

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Thirty-eight journalism and open government groups today called on President Obama to stop practices in federal agencies that prevent important information from getting to...

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Eric Zuesse  RINF Alternative News On July 4th, the Washington Post headlined, “With Democrats split on inequality issues, Obama shifts talk away from income gap,” and Zachary Goldfarb summed...

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Robert Barsocchini  This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license.  Just as the USA lied and said it was illegally invading Panama,...

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Thomas Gaist The overwhelming majority of individuals who have had their emails and other private communications intercepted by the US National Security Agency (NSA) have...

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Kim Petersen Scott Noble is an extraordinarily productive filmmaker who has built up an impressive treasure trove of documentaries at Metanoia Films. The films deal with...

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Bernie Suarez  RINF Alternative News It was another July 4th in America. Why do we celebrate this day? I’d say because without this day America would...

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James Hoover Given how a new breed of corporate elites are dictating our lives, I think it is appropriate to gauge which forces act as...

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Robert Parry Tom Charles Huston, the national security aide assigned by President Richard Nixon to investigate what President Lyndon Johnson knew about why the Vietnam...

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This Is What Ethnic Cleansing Looks Like (After the Cleansing) Eric Zuesse  RINF Alternative News VIDEO: "03 07 2014 Kramatorsk. Stankostroy district after shelling" (NOTE: The "terrorists" are all...

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Likely presidential candidate says whistleblower has right to defend himself even though law he's charged under forbids protections Jon Queally In comments made to the Guardian newspaper on Friday, former...

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Nozomi Hayase Since 2011, from the Arab Spring and Spanish Revolution to Occupy, waves of global uprisings have been erupting as never before. The crisis...

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Their Message Is to America:  "Please Stop Terrorizing Us!" Here’s How That Can Be Done. Eric Zuesse A 41-minute documentary has been produced and is online, "Ukraine Crisis Today," interviewing...

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Raven Clabough There is more bad news for the administration, as a new Quinnipiac University poll shows that Barack Obama (shown right front) has been...

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Eric Zuesse RINF Alternative News UPDATE: Russian TV did a piece on this on July 3rd: http://rt.com/news/170104-ukraine-lugansk-shelling-airstrike/ Their reporter wasn’t able to find any military explanation for why...

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Helga Zepp-LaRouche Howard Baker, the former ranking member of the Senate committee investigating Watergate, posed the decisive question, whose question finally forced President Nixon, faced...

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Former state employees told to ignore drilling-related health issues Nadia Prupis Former employees of the Pennsylvania Department of Health were ordered by supervisors to ignore complaints...

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Women in Obama administration paid 13 percent less Nadia Prupis Gender disparities in White House salaries have persisted all throughout President Barack Obama's two terms in...

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Ray McGovern Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko – by thumbing his nose at the leaders of Russia, Germany and France as they repeatedly appealed to him...

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Alex Lantier The French judiciary took the unprecedented step yesterday morning of arresting former president Nicolas Sarkozy and placing him in 48-hour investigative detention in...

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Journalist says his team is investigating objections raised Jon Queally At midday on Monday, journalist Glenn Greenwald announced that revelations he has termed among "the most important" to...

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Kate Randall Barack Obama on Monday named former Procter & Gamble executive Robert McDonald to head the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The nomination...

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The question of how foreign policy is determined is a crucial one in world affairs.  In these comments, I can only provide a few...

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DAVID CAMERON’S former adviser Andy Coulson was told yesterday he was to face retrial for misconduct in public office after allegedly bribing policemen for...

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Nick Hanauer, internet entrepreneur, has a message for his fellow "zillionaires": the revolution is coming. Mr Hanauer, an early investor in internet retail giant Amazon, says like...

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Eric Zuesse  RINF Alternative News In February this year, the Obama Administration violently overthrew the freely-elected and Russia-friendly President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych. We hired gunmen dressed...

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Look no further than the leadership of the American financial industry for our own brand of oligarchs who enjoy criminal impunity. Robert J.S. Ross In the...

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Arizona is the latest to begin using pre-crime models to supposedly thwart attacks by those who are "near the breaking point." The video below...

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Fact or Fiction... Noting that it has had thousands of years to develop a more agreeable option,humankind expressed bewilderment this week that it has yet...

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Andre Damon The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) released an extensive report Monday on the militarization of the police in the US, showing that the...

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Paul R. Pillar A “bias for action” has long been a buzz phrase in the business world. Tom Peters and Robert Waterman in their best-selling...

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Judy Bello Earlier this month, I traveled with seven other westerners to Syria where we joined with thirty plus activists, journalists and politicians from Asia,...

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Ever wonder where your congressperson’s political contributions come from? A new browser plugin is aiming to shed light on the money trail, and it...

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Eric Zuesse  RINF Alternative News "A threat to the nation's well-being" --- that's what 36% of Republicans think of Democrats, and what 27% of Democrats think of...

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Court strikes down three appointments as unconstitutional Developing... The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday struck down three of President Barack Obama's recess appointments, ruling that he violated the...

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Peter Van Buren Here’s a bit of history from another America: the Bill of Rights was designed to protect the people from their government. If...

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Professor James Tracy The Obama Administration is giving Newtown another $7.1 million in federal funds for those allegedly impacted by the December 2012 mass shooting...

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What would it take for Hillary Clinton to reconsider her knee-jerk American exceptionalism? John Feffer In one of the most enduring images from the lead-up to...

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Eric Zuesse 1: http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2014/6/wikileaks-trade-inservicesagreementsecrecy.html and here is more detail on that: http://www.world-psi.org/sites/default/files/documents/research/en_tisaresearchpaper_final_web.pdf and here is even more, the draft document itself: https://wikileaks.org/tisa-financial/press.html Obama, it turns out, thinks that financial services,...

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Brian Knappenberger’s Kickstarter-funded documentary “The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz,” which premiered at Sundance barely a year after the legendaryhacker, programmer and information activist took his...

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There is no mystery as to why Russia is making preparations for being hit by a U.S. nuclear attack. When the U.S. toppled the freely elected, pro-Russian,...

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As the United Nations reveals more than 1,075 Iraqis have been killed so far this month, the Obama administration has promised Iraq "intense and...

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Andre Damon Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who together with her husband Bill Clinton has earned more than $100 million in speaking fees from...

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The descent of Iraq into complete mayhem was planned carefully and meticulously many years ago. Back in 1994, former US Vice president, Dick Cheney...

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Every presidential election cycle heats up quicker than the last, with the dismaying inevitability of Christmas marketing in May. With that in mind, it...

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Fresh surveys released today indicate that most Americans have finally realised that the Obama Administration’s foreign policy really doesn’t differ all that much from...

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Sen. Whitehouse Reintroduces Measure to Shed Light on Funders Behind Campaign Ads Public Citizen strongly supports the DISCLOSE Act of 2014, reintroduced in the Senate today...

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Barry Grey The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Monday released a redacted version of the hitherto secret Obama administration memo arguing...

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Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair recently stated that air strikes and drones should be used once again on Iraq to stem recent gains...

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