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Trump Cabinet's "Suicide Pact" Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin have forged a "suicide pact" that would see all three members of President Trump's Cabinet quit if one of them is targeted by the president.This formation of this group, a suicide squad, if you will, may ring bells for Mnuchin, who was a film producer before his stint in the White House, one of his most notable executive produ... 1 1 Comment Count
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Poll: Majority of Voters Say Trump Isn't Fit to Be President A majority of American voters say Donald Trump is not "fit to serve as president," according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday, with 51 percent of respondents saying they are embarrassed to have Trump serve as president.The poll reports that 59 percent say Trump is not honest, 60 percent say he does not have good leadership skills and 61 percent say he does not share their values. 13 13 Comment Count
Obama Cashes In The speech was Mr. Obama’s third to a financial crowd in the past month — he also spoke to clients of the money-management firm Northern Trust Corporation and the private-equity firm Carlyle Group — and gave some indication of how he has been navigating the moneymaking opportunities of his newly private life. Since leaving the White House in January, the former president and his wife have reportedly won a $6... 6 6 Comment Count
Starvation: Human Rights -- Voices of Youth
UN: 20,000,000 People Face Starvation in Worst Humanitarian Crisis Since WWII  The world is facing its greatest humanitarian crisis since 1945, says the United Nations humanitarian coordinator, Stephen O'Brien.O'Brien told the U.N. Security Council on Friday that more than 20 million people across four countries in Africa and the Middle East are at risk of starvation and famine."We stand at a critical point in our history," he said. "Without collective and coordinated global efforts, people will s... 2 2 Comment Count
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Solomon Appiah: The 6th Prisons Council Ghana Has Not Sold Any Lands The Sixth Prisons Council does not have a mandate to sell lands and has never sold any lands anywhere--neither did it initiate any particular Public-Private Partnership agreement.
Venzuelan President Says Trump "Won't Be Worse than Obama" On the campaign trail, the conservative Trump criticized Venezuela's ruling Socialists for oppressing their own people, but Maduro refrained from firing back in his first public comments on the Republican's election win."Let's wait and see what happens. Don't let's jump ahead of ourselves. I want to be prudent," he told a news conference."He won't be worse than Obama, that's all I dare say. Obama has left the world plagued by...
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Obama Announces End to Cuban 'Wet Foot, Dry Foot' Policy The Obama administration is ending a policy that granted residency to Cubans who arrived in the United States without visas, the White House announced Thursday.A White House statement said, "The Department of Homeland Security is ending the so-called 'wet-foot/dry foot' policy, which was put in place more than 20 years ago and was designed for a different era. Effective immediately, Cuban nationals who attempt to enter the Un... 7 7 Comment Count
President Obama issues directive consolidating changes to Cuba policy Cuba says there is little new, that the blockade ("embargo") is still there in full, and although the aim of the directive is to consolidate the changes beyond his - Obama's - Presidency, the real possibilities of it remain questionable. The content of the directive refers mostly to business - and mostly to American business, with exception of Cuban pharmaceutical products the import of which to the US is now being auth... 1 1 Comment Count
Walking Down the Road Feeling Bad
Kali Ma: The Talented Mr. Erdoğan: Erdoğan's Game Ev'rybody's talking about Ministers, Sinisters, Banisters and canisters, Bishops and Fishops and Rabbis and Pop eyes, And bye bye, bye byes. ~ Cold hearted orb that rules the night, Removes the colours from our sight, Red is gray and yellow white, But we decide which is right. And which is an illusion? 1 1 Comment Count
Why do Republicans trying to invest IRS Commissioner John Koskinen with vast new regulatory powers?
James Jatras: Why Is the Senate GOP Leadership Helping Obama Pass Job-Killing Treaties? Once again, the Democrat and GOP leadership are in cahoots against working Americans. 1 1 Comment Count
'9/11 The New
The Guardian: Judge Conspired with Obama Administration to Destroy Evidence in 9/11 Case The judge overseeing the premiere military tribunal at Guantánamo Bay effectively conspired with the prosecution to destroy evidence relevant to defending the accused architect of the 9/11 attacks, according to a scathing court document.Army Col James Pohl, who this week at Guantánamo is presiding over a resumption of pretrial hearings in the already troubled case, “in concert with the prosecutio... 4 4 Comment Count
Wondering what's Beyond Limited Vision
Marcello Rollando: Beyond ISIL: Brussels, Cuba and Obama Have we given any thought to what's beyond ISIS and Obama -- not just who will be the next occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, but who will we be, beyond who we've become? 1 1 Comment Count
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President Obama's Visit To Cuba   Cuba reaffirms its will to advance in relations with the United States, on the basis of respect for the principles and purposes of the United Nations Charter and the principles of the Proclamation of Latin America and the Caribbean as a Zone of Peace    1 1 Comment Count
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Why ISIS Exists: The Double Game "The President and Prime Minister [Erdogan] discussed the danger of foreign extremists in Syria and agreed on the importance of supporting a unified and inclusive Syrian opposition."-White House website, August 7, 2013, "Readout of President Obama’s Call with Prime Minister Erdogan of Turkey"Article contains extensive analysis of the US role in protecting and supporting terrorist groups in Syria and the Middle East.
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Janet F. Williams: USA/Cuba Relations Beget Social Intercourse -- and Cars Satirical view of improved USA/Cuba relations 8 8 Comment Count
64% of the American People Reject the 2-Party System
13 Senate, 28 House Democrats and Obama Reinforce Majority Voter's View: "Neither Party Represents the American People" The linked Politico article unmasks the almost 8 month bipartisan campaign of peer pressure to enact President Obama's long-stalled Fast Track Trade Promotion Authority. The White House and congressional Republicans divvied up duties. Obama was responsible for wrangling "yes" votes from 30 House Democrats, while Ryan took the lead in whipping Republicans. Obama's Cabinet was deployed in force. Secretary of State John Ker... 5 5 Comment Count
When Obama Speaks on Fast Track's TPP, Bush-43's Words Come out of his Mouth The TPP document is weighty and secret, stretching to perhaps 30 chapters, and is still being negotiated after nearly 10 years of talks. Therefore, the agenda for TPP was set by the Bush-43 Administration yet President Obama is betting the ranch (his 2nd term legacy) on it. Peer pressure from President Obama is being applied to a few dozen Democrats who are willing to listen because they have affinity for the President. More i... 1 1 Comment Count
Behavior #1: Talk Straight
How President Obama Violates Covey's 1st Behavior of Trusted Leaders in His Crusade to Pass Fast Track! President Obama: the "Critics warn that parts of this deal would undermine American regulation -- food safety, worker safety, even financial regulations. They're making this stuff up. This is just not true. No trade agreement is going to force us to change our laws..." President Obama's statement "No trade agreement is going to force us to change our laws.", is technically true, by leave the wrong impression, therefore a coun... 1 1 Comment Count
TPP Leesburg Rally: TPP Leesburg Rally
Here's Everything You Need To Know About Obama's Trade Deal In One Short Speech Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) took to the Senate floor Friday evening to make a point-by-point analysis of why a trade deal being negotiated by President Barack Obama would harm the United States. Merkley's comments came as the Senate voted to give Obama "fast track" authority that will allow him to negotiate a deal that Congress can then approve with an up or down vote, but cannot alter. While Obama has said that the deal,... 1 1 Comment Count
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Obama Takes Unexpected Setback On Trade Agenda As Fast Track Passes Senate President Barack Obama's trade agenda suffered a setback Friday evening during a series of last-minute maneuvers in the Senate. While the upper chamber eventually passed a bill that would help Obama streamline a trade pact with 11 Pacific nations, the final product threw a wrench into the president's plans. The Senate approved a bill to "fast-track" trade agreements negotiated by the president. The agreement will prevent Co...
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Senate Advances Fast-Track For Obama Trade Deals "I sent a letter to the president of the United States asking how fast-track and the vast Trans-Pacific Partnership would impact the jobs and wages of American workers. A simple question. Would it increase or reduce manufacturing jobs and wages in the United States?" Sessions said before the vote. "Shouldn't we know that? Is that a question improper to be asked? He's refused to answer. I think the reason he's refused to answer...
Progressives and Conservatives Embracing Shared Principles on Trade: Responding to Obama's Unholy Alliance with the GOP! Economist Joseph Stiglitz wrote a letter to Congressional leaders outlining why the global court system, called Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS), should not be a part of trade deals. Among his important points: Consider asbestos: If ISDS was in place, Foreign owned companies manufacturing asbestos would have been able to sue the government for imposing new laws attempting to regulate asbestos manufacturing and the US ... 1 1 Comment Count
Progressives and Conservatives Embracing Shared Principles on Trade: Responding to Obama's Unholy Alliance with the GOP! Economist Joseph Stiglitz wrote a letter to Congressional leaders outlining why the global court system, called Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS), should not be a part of trade deals. Among his important points: Consider asbestos: If ISDS was in place, Foreign owned companies manufacturing asbestos would have been able to sue the government for imposing new laws attempting to regulate asbestos manufacturing and the US ... 1 1 Comment Count
Fast-Tracked TPP & Lady Liberty
Three hardball questions for Obama regarding Fast-Tracked TPP being the 'most progressive trade agreement in history' The linked page makes assertions regarding TPP without evidence, yet they are refuting many progressives, and others, offering counter-evidence. The WH ought to release the text of the TPP to refute them, but they refuse to, therefore I offer the following commonsensical questions to refute the most progressive trade agreement in history claim: Why are the leaders of the Progressive Wing, Senator's Warren and Sanders so veh... 3 3 Comment Count
Debra Sweet: What to Say to People Who Drone on About How Good Drones Are A few points on the U.S. drone war which will not surprise you, but should be in your arsenal of arguments for people who think drones are an acceptable form of mass murder. 2 2 Comment Count
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Elizabeth Warren Tells Obama To Put Up Or Shut Up On Trade Democrats and some Republican critics have been particularly frustrated by Obama's decision to treat the TPP documents as classified information, which prevents them from responding to Obama's claims about the pact in detail. "Your Administration has deemed the draft text of the agreement classified and kept it hidden from public view, thereby making it a secret deal," the letter reads. "It is currently illegal for the pres... 5 5 Comment Count
Democrats Accusing Obama of Doing More to Pass TPP Than Anything Else He's Done As President Democrats' frustration with President Barack Obama's trade agenda bubbled over Thursday, with key opponents accusing their party's leader of putting more effort into a bid to aid corporate America than anything he's done for the middle class. Calling it "maddening," Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) told reporters that the Obama administration was putting on a full-court press unlike anything Democrats have ever seen in his presi... 5 5 Comment Count
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After Getting Called Out, Elizabeth Warren Accuses Obama Of Deliberately Hiding Trade Details Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called on President Barack Obama to make details of the trade pact he is negotiating public a day after Obama said that Warren and other critics were wrong on the facts of the deal. The Obama administration has briefed members of Congress on the deal, called the Trans-Pacific Partnership, but has blocked members from publicly discussing specifics. Last month, an Obama administration official ... 2 2 Comment Count
US, Canada Obstruct Final Declaration at Summit of the Americas The Clash of Americas just closed down in Panama, and this was only one episode of it. Besides historical and very-much-publicized meeting of Barack Obama with Raul Castro, there was one of Obama with Maduro in the dark. Diosdado Cabello, President of Venezuelan National Assembly, said the day after: "We don't trust its results". Obama leaving the hall right after his speech so not to listen the reply speeches of his Latin Ame... 5 5 Comment Count
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Guns To Surpass Car Accidents As Leading Cause Of Deaths Among Young People "Guns kill a lot of young people in the United States. Not just in school shootings or horrific 'accidents' between toddlers that tend to garner the most media attention, but in every day shootings in communities around the country that result in the deaths of thousands of children and teenagers. In 2010, 6,201 young people between the ages of 15 and 24 died by gunfire. Guns were a close second to the leading cause of death a... 6 6 Comment Count

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