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12 hours ago, Waaa said:

Bark bark smart mouth.

you are a silver tongued devil.

go ahead give moral support system" rel="">support to the communist foreigners.

you espoused his “right” to an opinion.

i think mine is very clear.

i wonder what creative way you will twist my words?

you umbertino & that leftist female B/A can all piss off.


At least you have the guts to engage, opposed to Synopsis below.  ;)


GO RV, then BV

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What the Working Class Is Still Trying to Tell Us


And how we can make a difference in their lives


By David Brooks

Opinion Columnist

Nov. 8, 2018





Republican supporters waited to enter a rally in Indiana where President Trump was campaigning days before the midterm elections.CreditCreditLeah Klafczynski for The New York Times



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US democracy is in crisis. But Trump is only the symptom


A system that favours the white, rural minority over the diverse majority will soon lose legitimacy in the eyes of its citizens



Fri 9 Nov 2018 18.00 GMT Last modified on Fri 9 Nov 2018 22.11 GMT

By  Jonathan Freedland
A protest against Donald Trump giving Matt Whitaker oversight of the federal Russia investigation, New York, November 2018
Photograph: Alba Vigaray/EPA

'Those bastards need to pass gun control': families of California shooting victims speak out


Victims’ families expressed anger while Trump did not address the issue and blamed mental illness, calling the shooter ‘a very sick puppy’



Charles Davis in Thousand Oaks and agencies

Fri 9 Nov 2018 20.13 GMT

















Trump's acting attorney general involved in firm that scammed veterans out of life savings


Matthew Whitaker was paid advisory board member for WPM


Veteran: ‘I spent the money on a dream. I lost everything’



Jon Swaine in New York

Fri 9 Nov 2018 22.14 GMT



Matthew Whitaker publicly vouched for WPM, claiming in December 2014 it went ‘beyond making statements about doing business ‘ethically’ and translate[d] those words into action.’
Photograph: Allison Shelley/Reuters

Judge convicts Chile's former army chief in deaths of 15 during Pinochet's regime


He is the most senior figure to be held accountable for abuses committed during Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship



Reuters in Santiago

Fri 9 Nov 2018 19.43 GMT Last modified on Fri 9 Nov 2018 19.51 GMT

Juan Emilio Cheyre, 70, was sentenced to three years and a day under house arrest
Photograph: Ivan Alvarado/Reuters
Chile's military dictatorship

'What a stupid question': Trump attacks press as he defends new acting attorney general – video


Donald Trump has continued his attack on journalists, telling CNN reporter Abby Phillips her question on the Trump-Russia investigation was ‘stupid’.......



Source: AP

Fri 9 Nov 2018 22.56 GMT


Fears of worsening Yemen violence rise as UN peace talks pushed back


Chances of famine exacerbated by escalating fighting between Houthi rebels and Saudi-led coalition



Bethan McKernan Middle East correspondent

Fri 9 Nov 2018 17.41 GMT


















I don't claim to know what it's like to live as a refugee, but in Moria I would lose my sanity


In this camp I saw people who are accountants, farmers, musicians, sons, daughters. Just like you and me



Fri 9 Nov 2018 21.00 GMT Last modified on Fri 9 Nov 2018 21.04 GMT

By Gretel Killeen



‘In Moria I met many who had lost hope; those who fought so hard to flee suffering and pursue a future, now found that their dream was a nightmare’
Photograph: Konstantinos Tsakalidis

Democracies everywhere are backsliding. To survive we must unite


The country must lead a global effort to stitch together the best parts of other countries’ structures into a robust organization



Fri 9 Nov 2018 11.00 GMT Last modified on Fri 9 Nov 2018 11.02 GMT

By Michael H Fuchs
Hundreds take part in a national vigil outside the White House ‘to demand democracy’.
Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA












Beto 2020? How O'Rourke became a Texas sensation who could shape the future of the Democrats


His bid to unseat Ted Cruz narrowly failed – but his audacious grassroots campaign sprinkled seeds of Democratic rebirth and has drawn whispers of a presidential run



Ed Pilkington in New York

Fri 9 Nov 2018 06.00 GMT



Beto O’Rourke at a rally in San Antonio in the run-up to Tuesday’s election. In just 19 months, almost unassisted, he took the Texan Democratic party from a moribund condition and brought it back to life
Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
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Trump accused of stifling democracy as midterm races remain on knife edge


President claims without evidence that key races in Arizona, Georgia and Florida are being rigged against Republicans



David Smith in Washington

Sat 10 Nov 2018 19.13 GMT












Republican dubbed 'Russia's favorite congressman' loses seat after 30 years


Dana Rohrabacher once arm-wrestled Putin, but his extreme positions have increasingly alienated California constituents


Andrew Gumbel

Sat 10 Nov 2018 18.38 GMT Last modified on Sat 10 Nov 2018 18.40 GMT


'Textbook voter suppression': Georgia's bitter election a battle years in the making


Stacey Abrams and Brian Kemp are locked in a dispute amid allegations of voter fraud – something that has plagued Georgia in its history



Khushbu Shah in Atlanta

Sat 10 Nov 2018 11.00 GMT


















Florida orders recount as Trump and Scott claim 'elections being stolen'


State will hold unprecedented review of Senate and governor’s race as unofficial results show razor-thin margins




Guardian staff and agencies

Sat 10 Nov 2018 22.55 GMT















Trump cancels US cemetery visit amid diplomatic embarrassment


President cancels first world war graves visit due to rain and faces Le Monde report he muddled Baltics and Balkans



Martin Pengelly and Lois Beckett

Sat 10 Nov 2018 20.31 GMT




















The Democrats shouldn't move right to win Trump voters. Here's why


The midterms showed that pandering to Trumpism is a recipe not just for defeat but for demoralization. Even losing progressive campaigns brought hope



Sat 10 Nov 2018 15.40 GMT Last modified on Sat 10 Nov 2018 16.06 GMT


'Do you know how many bullets I pull out of corpses weekly?' – doctors to NRA


Physician slams organization after it criticized those who want to reduce gun deaths by tweeting ‘stay in your lane’



Vivian Ho in San Francisco

Sat 10 Nov 2018 07.00 GMT














Gun control: House Democrats pledge to use majority to pass legislation


Mitch McConnell said it is ‘highly unlikely’ restrictions will pass when asked if Senate will take action after California shooting



Lois Beckett and Ben Jacobs

Sat 10 Nov 2018 06.00 GMT


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Italian summit on Libya falls flat as key figures stay away


Diplomats try to salvage conference aimed at cementing Italy’s role as power broker



Lorenzo Tondo in Palermo and Patrick Wintour

Mon 12 Nov 2018 17.37 GMT




Police officers stand outside the venue in Palermo where the summit, branded a ‘resounding flop’, is taking place
Photograph: Antonio Calanni/AP

White Republican Mississippi senator jokes about 'public hanging'


Cindy Hyde-Smith faces black challenger in midterm runoff


State was site of 654 lynchings of black people



Ed Pilkington

Mon 12 Nov 2018 15.24 GMT First published on Mon 12 Nov 2018 15.15 GMT



Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith publicly praised a supporter on 2 November by saying: ‘If he invited me to a public hanging, I’d be on the front row.’
Photograph: Chris Todd/EPA

Eight dead in undercover Israeli operation in Gaza


Seven Palestinians and Israeli officer killed during raid, as Netanyahu cuts short Paris visit



Oliver Holmes and Hazem Balousha in Gaza

Mon 12 Nov 2018 15.24 GMT




Israel’s anti-missile system in action last month. The IDF says rockets were launched from Gaza on Sunday
Photograph: Amir Cohen/Reuters

'The lesson is to be hopeful': Ilhan Omar's journey from Somali refugee to US Congress


The 36-year-old politician, who will assume office in January, hopes her remarkable story can inspire the next generation



Jason Burke Africa correspondent

Mon 12 Nov 2018 11.35 GMT




Ilhan Omar on the campaign trail in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Photograph: Craig Lassig/EPA
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Crown Prince’s wings clipped as Khashoggi death rattles Riyadh


Fallout from killing has weakened Prince Mohammed and given second wind to old guard of elders



Martin Chulov Middle East correspondent

Mon 12 Nov 2018 14.12 GMT




Turkey alleges Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman directly ordered Khashoggi’s assassination
Photograph: Amir Levy/Reuters
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Trump claims 'honest vote' not possible in Florida as counties rush to recount


President called for end to legally required recount of governor and Senate races as state’s 67 counties face Thursday deadline



Erin Durkin and agencies

Mon 12 Nov 2018 14.05 GMT




People protest the recount outside the Broward county supervisor of elections office in Lauderhill, Florida on 10 November
Photograph: Joe Skipper/Getty Images

Aung San Suu Kyi stripped of Amnesty's highest honour over 'shameful betrayal'


Organisation cites ‘apparent indifference’ to atrocities committed against the Rohingya by Myanmar’s military



Rebecca Ratcliffe

Mon 12 Nov 2018 17.32 GMT Last modified on Mon 12 Nov 2018 17.34 GMT


Amnesty International said on Monday that Aung San Suu Kyi, now Myanmar’s civilian leader, was no longer a symbol of hope
Photograph: Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters

Spain: ‘The sooner it's gone, the better,’ says former prisoner at site of Franco's tomb


Nicolás Sánchez-Albornoz recalls Cuelgamuros and the myth surrounding the Valley of the Fallen



Sam Jones in Madrid

Mon 12 Nov 2018 05.00 GMT Last modified on Mon 12 Nov 2018 05.02 GMT


The Valley of the Fallen, a monument to the Francoist combatants who died during the Spanish civil war and Franco’s final resting place
Photograph: Óscar del Pozo/AFP/Getty Images
Francisco Franco.....Bastard fascist dictator, torturer, murderer

The Zinke effect: how the US interior department became a tool of big business


Trump’s interior secretary has been remaking the agency charged with protecting public lands as an ally of big energy




Mon 12 Nov 2018 08.01 GMT

By  Jimmy Tobias




Ryan Zinke rides a horse in Bears Ears, a national monument downsized on his watch
Photograph: Scott G Winterton/AP
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What did the midterms reveal? A divided America


The US is split into two separate nations, with two different election verdicts – and positive news for Trump supporters



Mon 12 Nov 2018 13.37 GMT Last modified on Mon 12 Nov 2018 17.42 GMT

By  Henry Olsen



‘These divides provide an overlooked silver lining for Donald Trump.’
Photograph: Al Drago/POOL/EPA

Populists like Trump exacerbate rather than cure corruption


The US president and Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro will repopulate the swamp rather than drain it



Mon 12 Nov 2018 09.28 GMT

Voters are attracted to authoritarian outsiders such as Dona;d Trump who promise to ‘drain the swamp’.
Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

Beto O'Rourke's biggest blind spot cost him Texas. Democrats, take note


Progressive ideas may be in vogue, but the lesson of 2018 is that what the party needs most is a movement of reformers



Sun 11 Nov 2018 11.00 GMT Last modified on Mon 12 Nov 2018 10.01 GMT

By  Lawrence Lessig
‘Fixing our corrupted democracy is the common ground that could give Democrats a way to speak to a not-yet-progressive America.’
Photograph: Paul Ratje/AFP/Getty Images
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‘Detroit 48202’: What a mail carrier sees and learns in the heart of a city


November 9, 2018 12:58 PM CST By John Dic.k





‘Detroit 48202’: What a mail carrier sees and learns in the heart of a city

The Discarded Soldier


November 9, 2018 10:06 AM CST By Liam O’Flaherty















Union leader-turned-lawmaker says new Congress will work for workers


November 9, 2018 10:41 AM CST By Mark Gruenberg




Union leader-turned-lawmaker says new Congress will work for workers
Rep. Donald Norcross, D-N.J. | Lauren Victoria Burke/AP

Shepard Memorial: “We’ve come far but have far yet to go.”


November 9, 2018 2:11 PM CST By Mark Gruenberg


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Saudi crown prince shielded as death penalty sought over Khashoggi murder


Saudi prosecutor recommends death penalty for five suspects over killing of journalist in Istanbul consulate in October


Martin Chulov Middle East correspondent

Thu 15 Nov 2018 12.34 GMT












John Kerry: US 'cannot afford truculent child president'


Former US secretary of state criticises Trump’s failure to attend Armistice Day ceremony



Patrick Wintour Diplomatic Editor

Thu 15 Nov 2018 12.40 GMT









Bangladesh admits no Rohingya willing to take repatriation offer


Buses standing ready to return refugees to Myanmar but no one is willing to board



Hannah Ellis-Petersen, Shaikh Azizur Rahman and Michael Safi

Thu 15 Nov 2018 13.40 GMT




A boy holds a placard as hundreds of Rohingya refugees protest against their repatriation at the Unchiprang camp in Teknaf, Bangladesh
Photograph: Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters
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Six possible scenarios in light of Theresa May's Brexit deal


If draft withdrawal agreement is rejected this could trigger vote of no confidence, snap election or people’s vote



Rajeev Syal

Thu 15 Nov 2018 14.07 GMT First published on Thu 15 Nov 2018 14.06 GMT













'People of culture are targeted first' - Russian stars rally at director's trial


Kirill Serebrennikov has been charged with embezzlement and faces 10 years in prison



Andrew Roth in Moscow

Thu 15 Nov 2018 10.31 GMT














Florida: judge gives thousands of voters time to fix ballot problem as Trump attacks Mueller – live


At least 4,000 voters will be given 48 hours to correct the problem


Deadline approaching for machine recount of ballots in two races



Erin Durkin in New York

Thu 15 Nov 2018 15.23 GMT



Key events



Live feed












Jeff Flake threatens to block judicial appointments over Mueller inquiry bill


Arizona senator furious at refusal to allow vote on bill


Legislation would protect special counsel’s Russia investigation



Ed Pilkington in New York

Thu 15 Nov 2018 15.19 GMT










US deputy national security adviser forced out after Melania Trump dispute


White House says Mira Ricardel, deputy of national security adviser, departing for ‘new role within the administration’



Ed Pilkington in New York

Thu 15 Nov 2018 00.16 GMT












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Blow to Trump as judge restores White House access for CNN's Jim Acosta


Acosta’s hard pass must be restored immediately – judge


But Timothy Kelly says legal battle for CNN is not over



Ben Jacobs in Washington and agencies

Fri 16 Nov 2018 15.44 GMT




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23 minutes ago, umbertino said:

Blow to Trump as judge restores White House access for CNN's Jim Acosta


Acosta’s hard pass must be restored immediately – judge


But Timothy Kelly says legal battle for CNN is not over



Ben Jacobs in Washington and agencies

Fri 16 Nov 2018 15.44 GMT






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CIA finds Saudi crown prince ordered Jamal Khashoggi killing – report


Trump stresses Saudi trade ties after report that Mohammed bin Salman’s brother advised journalist to attend Istanbul consulate



Guardian staff and Reuters

Sat 17 Nov 2018 13.41 GMT




The CIA has reportedly concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman ordered the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi
Photograph: Abd Rabbo Ammar-Pool/Sipa/Rex/Shutterstock


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Trump says he has answered Mueller's questions but not submitted them


President said on Friday he answered the written questions ‘very easily’ but did not indicate when he would turn them in



Fri 16 Nov 2018 18.09 GMT Last modified on Fri 16 Nov 2018 21.57 GMT


Republicans look to New Hampshire for a potential Trump 2020 challenger


New Hampshire hosts the first presidential primary, and any politician’s visit is viewed as testing the waters for a White House run



Josh Wood in Manchester, New Hampshire

Sat 17 Nov 2018 11.00 GMT





John Kasich, who has not said he is running for the White House in 2020 but has made several recent trips to New Hampshire, is seen as a possible challenger to Donald Trump
Photograph: Elizabeth Frantz/Reuters

UK to push for Yemen ceasefire


UN resolution to call for halt to Saudi-Houthi fighting and start of peace talks



Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

Sat 17 Nov 2018 12.28 GMT



Ferial Elias, two, is held by her mother at a malnutrition ward in Hodeidah. Yemeni hospitals have been targeted in the fighting
Photograph: Abduljabbar Zeyad/Reuters

Apec leaders at odds over globalisation and free trade


Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad warns economic integration leaving many behind but Australia, China and Russia condemn protectionism




Sat 17 Nov 2018 03.33 GMT









Florida official Brenda Snipes: racism 'probably' a factor in attacks against me


Snipes, 75, was condemned for sending results two minutes after 3pm deadline in the race between Rick Scott and Bill Nelson



David Smith in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Sat 17 Nov 2018 15.32 GMT



Snipes told the Guardian on Friday: ‘I don’t think anything was a glitch; it’s just a lot of information to be input.’
Photograph: Wilfredo Lee/AP

Food, clothes, medicine: the people of Yemen just want the same life as us


After spending years amid Yemen’s devastation, I have seen conflict and hardship overtake millions of ordinary people 



Johannes Bruwer in Sana'a

Sat 17 Nov 2018 09.00 GMT



Children displaced from the port city of Hodeida eat at a shelter in Sana’a, Yemen
Photograph: Mohamed al-Sayaghi/Reuters













Europe’s door is still open – but Britain will have to move fast


The EU is fed up with the UK’s Brexit drama, but would extend article 50 to allow for a second referendum



Sat 17 Nov 2018 06.00 GMT Last modified on Sat 17 Nov 2018 08.21 GMT

By Timothy Garton Ash










The immigrant doctors practicing in Trump country amid a crackdown


Foreign doctors in the deep south have found themselves in an unusual position: beloved in communities that voted for Trump and where anti-immigrant sentiment can be rife



Khushbu Shah in Boaz, Alabama

Sat 17 Nov 2018 11.00 GMT




Dr Muhammad Ata: ‘People were like family. They embraced us, even after 9/11 and even the 2016 election.’
Photograph: Khushbu Shah for the Guardian
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Bernie Sanders targets Walmart and takes aim at low wages and CEO pay


Stop Walmart Act would prevent large companies from buying back stock unless they pay all employees at least $15 an hour



Adam Gabbatt

Sat 17 Nov 2018 15.00 GMT Last modified on Sat 17 Nov 2018 15.02 GMT


John Kerry: ‘People are going to die because of the decision Trump made’


The former US secretary of state has looked on as Donald Trump has dismantled the Paris climate agreement. Now, 14 years after losing his presidential bid, he is considering another



Fri 16 Nov 2018 16.06 GMT

by Aida Edemariam





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Trump refuses to listen to audio tape of Jamal Khashoggi's 'vicious' murder


Turkish defence minister says killers of Khashoggi may have taken his dismembered body out of Turkey in a luggage



David Taylor in New York and agencies

Sun 18 Nov 2018 16.51 GMT














Republicans and Democrats pressure Whitaker not to interfere in Mueller investigation


Democrat Adam Schiff: Matthew Whitaker appointment is ‘unconstitutional’


Republican Lindsey Graham: Shutting down inquiry would be a ‘disaster’ for the party



David Taylor in New York

Sun 18 Nov 2018 18.23 GMT













Benjamin Netanyahu rejects calls for election and takes defence portfolio


Israel’s prime minister says going to the polls would be ‘irresponsible’



Associated Press in Jerusalem

Sun 18 Nov 2018 19.28 GMT












Trump considering changing 'three or four or five positions' in staff shake-up


Chief of staff John Kelly and Homeland security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen believed to be vulnerable as president continues to stoke speculation



David Taylor in New York

Sun 18 Nov 2018 21.56 GMT












Migrants fleeing Libya refuse to leave ship and be sent back to camps


A total of 81 people on the cargo ship, some from Sudan, say they are staying put



Lorenzo Tondo in Palermo

Sat 17 Nov 2018 18.03 GMT











'This is not a concession speech': Stacey Abrams announces lawsuit – video


The Democrat says she will file a federal lawsuit to challenge the 'gross mismanagement' of Georgia's elections.......



Source: AP

Sat 17 Nov 2018 12.43 GMT Last modified on Sat 17 Nov 2018 12.45 GMT


Is Donald Trump an authoritarian? Experts examine telltale signs


Are those who compare the president to anti-democratic strongmen overreacting or should we already be worrying?



Tom McCarthy in New York

Sun 18 Nov 2018 06.00 GMT














'A dangerous precedent': Texans outraged at prospect of tent cities for migrants


Soldiers based at Fort Bliss believe construction of detention center is imminent as locals speak out against Trump’s crackdown



Edwin Delgado in El Paso

Sun 18 Nov 2018 07.00 GMT

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'He can kiss my red xxx': California fire evacuees give Trump visit short shrift


Hundreds displaced by wildfires who are gathered in a parking lot have more pressing concerns than the president’s comments



Dani Anguiano in Chico, California

Sun 18 Nov 2018 12.42 GMT















'I don't agree with his statements': residents react to Trump's California wildfire visit – video


The US president has visited the devastated sites of California's deadliest wildfire, again blaming forest mismanagement, which has drawn criticism from some residents......



Source: AP/Reuters

Sun 18 Nov 2018 12.39 GMT First published on Sun 18 Nov 2018 12.39 GMT

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Jeremy Hunt warns of Middle East 'first world war risk' on Iran visit


Foreign secretary says small event could spark catastrophe in region as he pushes Yemen peace plan



Patrick Wintour in Tehran

Mon 19 Nov 2018 19.07 GMT














Jim Acosta: White House backs down in fight over CNN reporter's pass


Trump administration had earlier sent Acosta a letter saying credentials would be pulled when 14-day order is over



Joanna Walters in New York

Mon 19 Nov 2018 21.05 GMT












FBI now classifies far-right Proud Boys as 'extremist group', documents say


Group is now designated ‘with ties to white nationalism’ according to report produced by Washington law enforcement



Jason Wilson in Portland, Oregon

Mon 19 Nov 2018 17.00 GMT











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Filipino Reporter Maria Ressa on Duterte’s Targeting of the Press & How Facebook Aids Authoritarians


November 19, 2018













Ukraine’s nationalist youth camps train next generation of fascists


November 15, 2018 9:48 AM CST By Yuras Karmanau




Ukraine’s nationalist youth camps train next generation of fascists
In this July 28, 2018 photo, participants of the "Temper of Will" summer camp, organized by the nationalist Svoboda party, hold their AK-47 riffles as they receive instructions during a tactical exercise in a village near Ternopil, Ukraine. Campers as young as 8 years old practice using assault rifles. They are taught to shoot to kill Russians and their sympathizers. | Felipe Dana / AP

Non union Twin Cities contractor charged with human trafficking


November 19, 2018 10:51 AM CST By Mark Gruenberg And Workday Minnesota





Non union Twin Cities contractor charged with human trafficking
Yimer Iriarte Banegas (center, speaking), a worker who went to CTUL for help. | CTUL workers center

News Guild President Lunzer urges members to push Congress on free press issue


November 13, 2018 12:23 PM CST By Mark Gruenberg





News Guild President Lunzer urges members to push Congress on free press issue
In this Oct. 4, 2018 file photo, a Trump supporter holds up a T-shirt reading "You Are Fake News" and taunts reporters before a rally by President Donald Trump in Rochester, Minn. Local members of the media says they’ve noticed more hostility from the public since Trump began his attacks on ‘fake news.’ Trade groups are spreading safety tips because of the incidents. | Jim Mone / AP

Brazil’s new president to put privatization advocate in charge of state oil company


November 19, 2018 12:28 PM CST By Associated Press





Brazil’s new president to put privatization advocate in charge of state oil company
Roberto Castello Branco, a former director of mining company Vale, will be appointed to head Brazil's state-owned oil company, Petrobras, by incoming President Jair Bolsonaro. Castello Branco is a well-known advocate of privatization
Unbelievable......That's bipolar and schizophrenic ......But not really....Bolsonaro is an open fascist so.......

Nurses union, allies unveil national push for Medicare for All


November 15, 2018 12:15 PM CST By Mark Gruenberg





Nurses union, allies unveil national push for Medicare for All
National Nurses United












Another Native woman killed: Angela McConnell murdered in Northern California


November 15, 2018 1:05 PM CST By Albert Bender





Another Native woman killed: Angela McConnell murdered in Northern California
Angela McConnell was found dead with her partner Michael Bingham on Sept. 7. | Photo courtesy of the Bender Family

The Resistance and the elections are reasons for Thanksgiving this year


November 13, 2018 12:18 PM CST By Tim Wheeler





The Resistance and the elections are reasons for Thanksgiving this year
Some of the most dramatic gains for labor and its allies were in the "Rustbelt" states where Democrat Tony Evers, the Wisconsin Superintendent of Education, ousted the hated union buster, GOP Gov. Scott Walker. | Tony Evers campaign

‘Invisible Hands’ documentary exposes global child labor and trafficking


November 19, 2018 9:33 AM CST By Eric A. Gordon




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Revealed: one in four Europeans vote populist


Exclusive research shows how populists tripled their vote over the past two decades



Paul Lewis, Seán Clarke, Caelainn Barr, Josh Holder and Niko Kommenda

Tue 20 Nov 2018















Trump 'stands with' Saudi Arabia and defends crown prince over Khashoggi


President issues extraordinary statement of support and repeats Saudi claim that murdered journalist was ‘enemy of the state’



Julian Borger in Washington and Martin Chulov in Beirut

Tue 20 Nov 2018 21.43 GMT




Donald Trump with Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman in March. The 649-word statement appears to be a presidential act of defiance against the CIA
Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Libya: child refugees abused in UK-funded detention centres


Children tell of being starved and beaten in camps part-funded by British government



Diane Taylor

Tue 20 Nov 2018 12.37 GMT Last modified on Tue 20 Nov 2018 19.32 GMT


Migrants found by Libyan security forces while waiting to be smuggled to Europe gather at the Tajoura detention centre in Tripoli
Photograph: Mahmud Turkia/AFP/Getty Images

Anti-asylum Orbán makes exception for a friend in need


Hungary appears to have given special treatment to disgraced former Macedonian PM



Shaun Walker in Budapest

Tue 20 Nov 2018 19.00 GMT















Trump wanted to prosecute Hillar.y Clinton and James Comey – report


White House counsel Don McGahn wrote a memo to dissuade Trump, noting that potential consequences could include impeachment



David Smith in Washington

Tue 20 Nov 2018 22.32 GMT














Trump lawyers submit president's answers in writing to Mueller questions


Lawyers and Mueller had been in negotiations for months over whether Trump would be interviewed by Mueller in person



Tom McCarthy

Tue 20 Nov 2018 22.26 GMT Last modified on Tue 20 Nov 2018 22.28 GMT


For hard-right revolutionaries, Brexit is cover for a different end


A group of extremists within the Tory party would welcome the havoc unleashed by ‘no deal’ to advance their cause



Tue 20 Nov 2018 06.00 GMT Last modified on Tue 20 Nov 2018 12.44 GMT

By  Polly Toynbee

'He may not rewrite immigration laws': Trump's asylum ban blocked by federal judge


Court issues temporary policy ban and says US president may not circumvent Congress



Oliver Laughland in San Francisco

Tue 20 Nov 2018 17.44 GMT



A Customs and Border Protection officer asks travellers for their visas, as seen through barriers set up by US authorities at the San Ysidro crossing at the US-Mexico border
Photograph: AFP/Getty

#ThisIsOurLane: NRA's criticism spurs doctors to speak out on gun violence


Healthcare workers, who previously feared professional repercussions, have used #ThisIsOurLane to unify the medical community’s call for action



Jessica Glenza in New York

Tue 20 Nov 2018 21.55 GMT



After an NRA tweet telling doctors to stay out of the gun debate, healthcare workers flooded social media with pictures of bloodied scrubs, personal stories, statistics and calls to action
Photograph: Social Media/Reuters
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Steve Bannon's far-right Europe operation undermined by election laws


Exclusive: ambitious plan to campaign in EU elections would fall foul of laws in nine of 13 targeted states



Paul Lewis in Rome and Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

Wed 21 Nov 2018 14.00 GMT




















Israeli minister dismisses Trump peace plan as 'waste of time'


Justice minister Ayelet Shaked says gap with Palestinians is much too big to be bridged



Oliver Holmes

Wed 21 Nov 2018 16.07 GMT Last modified on Wed 21 Nov 2018 16.13 GMT

Ayelet Shaked delivers a statement to the media in parliament in Jerusalem
Photograph: Amir Cohen/Reuters

Turkey attacks Trump's 'comic' stance on Khashoggi killing


Ankara says US president’s comments about Saudi crown prince are not credible



Reuters in Istanbul

Wed 21 Nov 2018 13.53 GMT First published on Wed 21 Nov 2018 12.47 GMT

Truth be told....He ( Erdogan, Turkey's president) may be right in the Khasoggi's case...BUT....But that doesn't change a iota that he ( Erdogan) is a blood-thirsty  dictator himself. Meaning he should check his own home stuff first

Europe finally pulls the trigger on a military force


If France and Germany are serious about an EU-wide army under a central command, they can thank Trump



Wed 21 Nov 2018 20.00 GMT


What is the current state of the migration crisis in Europe?


Three years since the peak of the crisis, here is how things stand as tensions rise again



Jon Henley

Wed 21 Nov 2018 17.28 GMT First published on Fri 15 Jun 2018 14.34 BST


Refugees and migrants are helped by volunteers as they arrive in Lesbos in Greece
Photograph: Manu Brabo/AP
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Hillar.y Clinton: Europe must curb immigration to stop rightwing populists


Europe and centre left everywhere need tougher approach to phenomenon that fuelled Trump and Brexit, says Clinton



Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

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16 minutes ago, umbertino said:

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Considering his past he is as crooked as a dogs hind leg. And that is an insult to every dog out there.

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On 11/24/2018 at 7:24 PM, nstoolman1 said:


Considering his past he is as crooked as a dogs hind leg. And that is an insult to every dog out there.


Perhaps he attained his crooked leg while earning his Purple Heart in Vietnam....who knows.  Maybe you should ask "every" dog out there before you make decisions for them.....don't forget the war dogs.  :facepalm:


Trump should bow and thank men like Mueller for covering his draft dodging %@#.


Sorry to be so harsh, nstoolman....when vets are disparaged it strikes a nerve.


GO RV, then BV

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I did not say he had a crooked leg. 

Are you saying because he is a vet he can do no wrong?


He may be a vet but that does not give him the right to use his position of authority to ruin people's lives to make his better. He has a terrible past in doing that very thing. He swore an oath to a Constitution and he violates its every time he has been in charge of a case.



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