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C&L's Late Nite Music Club With The King Brothers - 6 Dec 2019 at 11:01pm -

In 2018, Japanese garage punkers the King Brothers released their first album in eight years. As we come to end of 2019, I am now just finally getting around to hearing some of it. Titled Wasteland, the record is such a batch of dynamite that it should have a "Danger: Explosives" warning label emblazoned across the front of it.

I got to see them live early in this century and the show is one that still sticks in my mind as a band as one of the most over the top shows when it came to rock-n-roll energy. Working hard is play to them. It also explains why nearly almost rock club in their hometown of Osaka has banned them from playing on their stage. The band levels any room they play.

What are you listening to tonight?


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'The Deep Sea' Is Deeper Than You Think. - 6 Dec 2019 at 11:00pm -

Sometimes I scroll mindlessly through Zillow...I don't plan on moving anytime in the next decade or two, but it's fun to scroll through homes in the neighborhood. It's the voyeur in me, I guess. Other times I scroll mindlessly through Etsy to see what cool stuff artists are creating. I don't really have the money to buy stuff, but I love looking at the jewelry and purses, especially. I have more than enough of both, and no plans to buy either, but still l scroll. It's the capitalist in me, I guess.

These provide mental and emotional breaks for me from the hours I spend mindlessly scrolling through Twitter and Facebook feeds to read even just a fraction of what I need to know for my work life and my activism. Or maybe it provides the procrastinator in me good fodder.

In any case, in my incessant scrolling, I came across this amazing little interactive gem called "The Deep Sea," created by Neal Agarwal. Keep scrolling. Just when you think you're done, and that there's nothing more to see, or nothing more to sea, you're rewarded. And amazed.

At least I was.

Please enjoy, and happy Friday.

Open Thread below.



State Lawyers Say Judge's Ruling Will Nullify Florida Law Restoring Ex-felons... - 6 Dec 2019 at 10:00pm -

A federal judge ruled in October that it is unconstitutional for Florida to make ex-felons who have completed their sentences pay fines, legal fees, and restitution before having their voting rights restored under an amendment that took effect in January. The state?s lawyers are now arguing that if that ruling is allowed to stand, the entire law will be nullified, and ex-felons will be right back where they were before the amendment was passed?permanently barred from voting unless a merciful governor can be persuaded to restore their rights case by case.

Since it became a state in 1845, Florida has barred felons from voting. The law has been slightly altered since then, notably after the Civil War and in 1968, after the Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act were passed. But until 2007, ever more Floridians convicted of felonies were barred for life from voting. Their only hope was personally seeking gubernatorial clemency, which was rarely given.

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Senate Republicans Struggle With Trump's Interference In 2020 Races - 6 Dec 2019 at 9:00pm -

Donald Trump, being the authoritarian megalomaniac he is, is demanding that Senate candidates be total Trumpers. The problem for Mitch McConnell and fellow Republicans is that the seats that are being challenged in 2020 are in not-total-Trump territory. Watching current Senate Republicans try to navigate that problem is probably the only joy one can get from the Senate right now.

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One In Five Federal Judges Now A Trump Appointee - 6 Dec 2019 at 6:00pm -

[above video from September]

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell rammed through eight of President Donald Trump's lifetime judicial picks in just three days this week, accelerating the far-right court takeover that one commentator warned is "absolutely going to hamstring efforts to make the U.S. into a responsible, civilized country, for as long as we live."

"Donald Trump is paying back his debts and then some to the anti-choice movement that got him elected."
?Ilyse Hogue, NARAL Pro-Choice America

The latest slew of confirmations, according to Bloomberg's Sahil Kapur, means that Trump and his Federalist Society allies have now hand-picked "about one in every five American federal judges," or 170 judges total.

"Nearly all are in their 40s or 50s with lifetime appointments and positioned to shape American law for generations," Kapur noted on Twitter. "It gets a tiny fraction of attention compared to other stuff he does but this is the Trump legacy that'll echo for generations after he's gone."

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Newt Gingrich Calls Trump Impeachment A 'Modern Day Lynching' - 6 Dec 2019 at 2:07pm -

This morning Fox News anchor Bill Hemmer brought the Grand Wizard of Cynical Pronouncements Newt Gingrich on to explain how mean House Democrats are being to Donald Trump with all their impeachment nonsense.

First, he pulled the lynching card: "The whole thing is a joke," he declared. "Frankly the whole thing is very close to what Clarence Thomas once described as a 'modern day lynch mob.'"

Second, the projection card: "The Democrats have no interest in the facts." We all know Newt wouldn't know a fact in this case if it came up with a sign and smacked him in the ass with it.

Third, the Jonathan Turley card: "I think Jonathan Turley, the professor who voted against Trump, but who nonetheless came back and testified the other day that of the two impeachments that have occurred -- Clinton and Johnson back in the 1870s -- this is the weakest of the three," Gingrich claimed. "He said it is an embarrassment to the country, it lowers the prestige of the House and that it's the House which is abusing power."

Actually, that isn't what he said at all. Anyone who was watching heard what he said, and specifically with regard to the obstruction of Congress charge only. Here he is on NPR saying it again:

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Former Infowars Employee Describes How They Just Made Stuff Up - 6 Dec 2019 at 2:04pm -

I would hope by now most people understand that Infowars was not a trusted source, but I don't assume much these days. Via Right Wing Watch:

The New York Times Magazine published a feature online today authored by Josh Owens, who recounted experiences he had working for Infowars. (He first started to share information with journalist Jon Ronson, who has known Jones for decades, in October 2016.) In the article, Owens recounts outlandish and disturbing incidents at Infowars, including Jones firing a gun in his direction ?as a joke,? Jones punching employees, Jones killing animals in cruel ways on video, and Jones driving visibly drunk to film a stunt on Election Day 2016 for his broadcast audience.

[...] In one instance, Jones had watched a YouTube video showing a Geiger counter, an instrument used to measure ionizing radiation, ?displaying high radiation readings? on a California beach and wanted the Infowars team to travel to the area to film reports and promotions for an iodine supplement sold by Infowars. Owens and his coworkers were unable to replicate the high radiation levels during their trip, which enraged Jones. In an attempt to placate him, the team scouted out a nuclear waste facility ?just so we could capture the Geiger counter displaying a high number.?



Ep 242: Kamala drops out, Biden gets mad, Warren defends Medicare 4 All, and ... - 6 Dec 2019 at 1:32pm -

In today’s UnPresidented Podcast, we discuss Kamala Harris pulling out of the presidential race and the overall issue of diversity (how do you juggle diversity with the absurdity of having two dozen candidates), how Democrats let Medicare 4 All hurt them with the public, and Trump — yet again! — playing fast and loose with […]

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Darrell Issa Recommends Trump Give Clemency To Duncan Hunter - 6 Dec 2019 at 1:08pm -

Darrell Issa is running for Duncan Hunter's soon-to-be-vacated Congressional seat in order to cut Ammar Campa-Najjar off before he actually wins that solidly Republican California district. Issa has some experience with criminal activity, so he feels whatever empathy a Republican can feel for Hunter's self-inflicted plight.

He has some thoughts for Hunter, according to the San Diego Union Tribune, specifically with regard to whether Hunter should actually spend a day in prison.

?But I would certainly say the commuting of sentencing? has a certain ability to balance the public good," Issa said. "Are we better off spending $60,000 a year to put him behind bars or are we better off with him doing community service and going on with his life with the likelihood of him committing a crime in the future being pretty low??

I think it's pretty certain that Duncan Hunter will always be capable of committing white collar money crimes because he is a man who likes to live high on the hog with lots of women, expensive wine, the finest restaurants, and more. So yeah, toss him in jail, sooner rather than later.

I wonder, would Issa make the same argument if it had been a Black Congressman? I went to look.

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Seb Gorka Thinks LBGTQ Characters Will 'Destroy' Star Wars - 6 Dec 2019 at 1:00pm -

Seb Gorka's "show" is all about being relevant to the kids today. So now it's about making sure Star Wars doesn't get too gay.

Don't get me started about latent Nazi uniforms and Seb Gorka. Transcript via Media Matters.

SEBASTIAN GORKA (HOST): James Bond is now a woman, and she's black. Are you ready for it? 007 has gone intersectional.

And they're going to destroy Star Wars as well, we have the statement from J.J. Abrams that Star Wars is going to go LGBTQ. Well, you know, if you couldn't destroy the franchise already, let's destroy it a little bit more.

The last installment of the Star Wars saga would include a member from the trans -- is it trans? Let's just say the alphabet soup community.

James Bond. Have you seen the trailer? Watch the trailer, and then ask yourself if you disagree with this statement. I sent the trailer, the link to the trailer to my best buddy in the UK, who is a massive James Bond expert. This is the view of a man who knows his James Bond.

"This trailer looks entirely generic. The villain of the piece is actually the Phantom of the Opera." And that's not a joke. He's wearing a half-mask, just like the musical villain.

And then a black, female 007 -- give me a break. When will Hollywood stop pandering to the SJW crowd? That's the question.

Today, I think we have the evidence, the final evidence, from impeachment to Hollywood, of how stupid the left has become.

And that's that. Gay Star Wars proves impeachment is stupid. From the mind of Seb Gorka.



Devin Nunes Played Key Role In Rudy Giuliani's Ratfcking Conspiracy In Ukraine - 6 Dec 2019 at 1:00pm -

A full evaluation of the information collected by the House impeachment inquiry shows that Rudy Giuliani?s role in Ukraine was far from a solo act. In addition to the more visible connections that Giuliani made in pulling the strings of U.S. ambassadors, his scheme involved a whole host of Republican heavyweights, including attorneys Joe diGenova and Victoria Toensing, the indicted Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, and The Hill editor John Solomon. All of them were working together in a giant ratf#ucking conspiracy to smear both Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden while exonerating Russia of interfering in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and giving Donald Trump a boost for 2020. But there was one more critical player in this conspiracy whose importance wasn?t really appreciated until all the evidence was in: Republican Rep. Devin Nunes.

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House Impeachment Articles/Report May Contain Some Surprises - 6 Dec 2019 at 11:34am -

Here's a heads up on something. There are a number of questions about what kind of articles of impeachment will be voted against President Trump and what wrongdoing they will cover. But it's generally assumed that we know the relevant facts those articles will be based on. Don't be so sure. The actual articles, the report that goes with it and the evidence presented at a Senate trial will likely contain at least one pretty substantial surprise - and not a good one for President Trump.

Today?s Agenda: WH Questions Those Giuliani Call Logs - 6 Dec 2019 at 8:33am -

In what's seen as an attempt to poke holes in House Democrats' impeachment case, White House officials are disputing the details of Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani's contacts with White House aides during key moments in the Ukraine pressure scheme. Here's more on that and other stories we're following.

Dissenter Weekly Update: Whistleblower Deported To Honduras, Walmart Whistleb... - 5 Dec 2019 at 8:17pm -

This week?s ?Dissenter Weekly Update? episode features a story involving a whistleblower, who was deported to Honduras after a hotel collapsed in New Orleans. Delmer Joel Ramirez Palma alleged “dangerous lapses in construction safety to his supervisors” at a Hard Rock hotel site in development. The hotel collapsed on October

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It?s Time - 5 Dec 2019 at 4:00pm - The end of the year is just around the corner, and it’s time to look back and contemplate what was....

The Right Decision is to Move Ahead Now - 5 Dec 2019 at 11:56am -

I?ve seldom considered a public question in which the two possible answers both seem quite so compelling and convincing as this one. Late last month I said I had grave misgivings about ending the Impeachment inquiry, as the House appears intent on doing, without having deposed any of the key players in the scandal. The list is long: Rudy Giuliani, Mick Mulvaney, Mike Pompeo, John Bolton in addition to as many as a dozen others. Stopping here seems crazy on several fronts: There are numerous key questions that remain unanswered. There are dimensions of wrongdoing that remain all but unexplored - side rackets pursued by Rudy Giuliani, his hustler pals Igor Fruman and Lev Parnas and others. These unknowns appear to contain at least substantial venal corruption, likely subversion of US foreign policy and even possible subversion by foreign nation states. For all of these reasons, ones that are both substantive and narrowly political, it seems crazy to leave these questions unanswered. And yet I think they should. People talk about whether the Democrats should go small or go big. I think it's more whether they should go fast or go slow. (After all, it's easy enough to add on an obstruction article based on the Mueller Report. The work is already done.) I think they're right to go fast, even as I agree that the arguments to the contrary are powerful and compelling. Here are my four reasons.

Today?s Agenda: Trump Tries New Tactic To Spin ?Favor? Request From Zelensky ... - 5 Dec 2019 at 9:07am -

Happy Thursday, December 5. President Donald Trump took a stab at explaining away his damning request for a favor from Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky on the July 25 call. Here's more on that and the other stories we're watching.

Hmmmm - 4 Dec 2019 at 9:12pm - Did Sheldon make a big purchase? From TPM Reader AM ... I'd written you previously about Pompeo's likely senate run. Just reading that piece in McClatchy now about the warchest he's amassing and the outreach he's doing to megadonors and this caught my eye:

What The Shift To Judiciary Meant For The Tenor Of The Impeachment Probe - 4 Dec 2019 at 6:27pm - Some aspects of Wednesday's impeachment hearing ? the first in front of the House Judiciary Committee, the panel with jurisdiction for advancing the ultimate articles of impeachment ? felt like déjà vu all over again.

Perfect Timing! Giuliani Lands In Kyiv Ahead Of Delicate Peace Talks With Russia - 4 Dec 2019 at 5:58pm -

Rudy Giuliani picked a precarious moment to arrive in the Ukrainian capital: days before crucial talks are to begin with Russia over a potential deal to end the war in the country's east.

How Giuliani?s Ukraine Media Blitz Forecast What Was Going On Behind The Scenes - 4 Dec 2019 at 2:20pm - The biggest bombshell in House Democrats' impeachment report on President Trump's Ukraine gambit was the phone records they obtained detailing calls that Rudy Giuliani and other players made at key moments.

Protest Song Of The Week: ?She Showed Me Love? By Neil Young and Crazy Horse - 4 Dec 2019 at 12:50pm -

In an interview for MOJO Magazine, Neil Young said it is a ?hell of a time to be alive. I wouldn?t wish what?s gonna happen on my grandchildren, and even my children. I?ll probably be here long enough to see the very beginning of the devastation.? That is, ?unless we

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The Next Phase Of The Impeachment Probe - 4 Dec 2019 at 9:43am - The podcast is back after a (brief) Thanksgiving hiatus. We take a look at where the impeachment probe is headed...

Federal Court Rules Banks Must Turn Over Trump's Financial Records - 3 Dec 2019 at 1:15pm - A federal appeals court has ruled Deutsche Bank and Capital One must comply with a congressional subpoena seeking years of Donald Trump's business records. The AP has more here. The case is likely to go to the Supreme Court. Will packing the...

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Kamala Harris Drops Out of Presidential Race - 3 Dec 2019 at 1:07pm - Sen. Kamala Harris has dropped out of the Democratic race to be the Presidential nominee. Will she be the VP candidate? She will be delivering a speech soon. Personally, I'm glad. She is a career law enforcement officer and she...

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Beyond Prisons: Instead Of Calling The Cops - 2 Dec 2019 at 4:01pm -

In a followup to the episode, "Stop Hugging Cops," Beyond Prisons hosts Brian Sonenstein and Kim Wilson discuss alternatives to calling the police.

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House Judiciary Comm. Impeachment Hearings Start Tomorrow - 1 Dec 2019 at 2:42pm - Donald Trump faces two deadlines this week. On Monday, the House Judiciary Committee will begin holding impeachment hearings on what charges to include in the Articles of Impeachment. The Ukraine report is expected to make up the core of...

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Saturday Open Thread - 30 Nov 2019 at 8:04am - I'm sorry for disappearing this past week but I'm recovering from two broken ribs, one that happened two weeks after I broke the first. Neither has a particularly compelling or funny story behind it, so I'll spare you the details --...

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Impeachment, 2020, Conan the dog & War Crimes - 27 Nov 2019 at 8:26pm -

Hey everybody, we taped yesterday but I’ve been a bit under the weather so finally got to editing today. (We plan to do another show this Friday, so don’t worry.) In today’s show, we talk impeachment, the 2020 election, the controversy over Conan the dog’s gender, Trump’s embrace of war crimes, and a little brouhaha […]

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Dissenter Weekly Update: Whistleblower Concerns Over Trump Gutting Asylum, Wi... - 27 Nov 2019 at 2:05pm -

This week’s “Dissenter Weekly Update” episode features a story involving whistleblowers at immigration agencies, who object to how President Donald Trump is gutting the asylum process available to immigrants. According to a United States Senate report, “Whistleblowers reported that in nearly all cases where asylum officers found that asylum seekers

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Protest Song Of The Week: ?Iraq2Chile (Martyrs of Hope)? By Lowkey Featuring ... - 27 Nov 2019 at 1:12pm -

The following post was originally published at Ongoing History of Protest Songs. Lowkey is a rapper and activist of English and Iraqi descent, who recently released ?Soundtrack to the Struggle 2,” the long-awaited follow-up to his 2011 album, ?Soundtrack to the Struggle.” Part of the reason for Lowkey’s eight-year hiatus

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Stacey Abrams Takes a Big Step Forward to Combat Georgia?s Massive Voter Purges - 26 Nov 2019 at 3:36pm -

Stacey Abrams has teamed up with veteran investigative reporter and voting rights advocate Greg Palast in order to help her ongoing lawsuit over voters who were purged from Georgia?s voting rolls in the months before the 2018 midterm elections.

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Stacey Abrams Hires Palast Investigations Teamfor Massive Federal Suit to Res... - 24 Nov 2019 at 11:36pm -

Stacey Abrams? non-profit Fair Fight has retained the Palast Investigations team experts to provide court testimony. How refreshing. I?ve been exposing Jim Crow vote trickery for 20 years but this will be the first time an official, intent on justice, has taken my evidence into a courtroom.

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Shadowproof Launches Weekly Show Highlighting Whistleblower Stories, Developm... - 22 Nov 2019 at 5:59pm -

Shadowproof launched a show that will stream weekly on YouTube and cover whistleblowing, WikiLeaks, and related press freedom stories.

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Tennessee?s Healthcare Crisis: Bankruptcies, Closing Hospitals, And Medical Debt - 20 Nov 2019 at 12:06pm -

The State of Tennessee is in the midst of a health care crisis, where its residents are struggling with debt, bankruptcies, and a lack of access to health care, while suffering from some of the highest rates in the United States of preventable illnesses. 

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Tom Secker Presents ?Jack Ryan, The CIA, And Venezuela? (Video) - 19 Nov 2019 at 5:14pm -

Journalist Tom Secker, known for his work at Spy Culture, produced a video essay on the Amazon series, “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan.” It breaks down how the CIA, Defense Department, and other United States government agencies produced the show. Secker outlines some of the history of U.S. government  involvement in

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Sweden Maintains ?Rape Suspect? Narrative Against Julian Assange Even As It D... - 19 Nov 2019 at 2:16pm -

For the third time, the Swedish prosecution authority closed a ?preliminary investigation? into sexual allegations against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

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Why I Support Closing Rikers Island Without Building New Jails: A Letter From... - 19 Nov 2019 at 12:20pm -

Incarcerated No New Jails NYC member Jennifer Rose, who organizes in solidarity from California, explains their opposition to the city's $11 billion investment in detention.

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Sunday Night Open Thread - 17 Nov 2019 at 6:57pm - Donald Trump had an unscheduled doctor's visit today. Barack Obama warns the Democrats against going too far left in their choice of nominee for President. What's new in your world? This is an open thread, all topics welcome.

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Impeachment Hearings Continue - 15 Nov 2019 at 3:02pm - The impeachment hearings continued today. The witness on today is former Ambassador to Ukraine Marie L. Yovanovitch. It is really inappropriate that Donald Trump is tweeting insults to her during her live testimony. How is this not witness...

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Roger Stone Convicted of All Counts - 15 Nov 2019 at 2:34pm - Roger Stone has been convicted of all counts against him. Prosecutors asked that he be detained pending sentencing, but the Judge continued his bond. Sentencing is set for February. Mr. Stone, 67, was charged with lying to the House Intelligence...

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When I got the evidence behind Roger Stone?s witness tampering conviction - 15 Nov 2019 at 2:11pm -

I remember the morning when the key witness in the Roger Stone trial, Randy Credico, sent me the violent and threatening note he just received from Roger Stone. Other threats followed. I told Randy, ?Stop protecting this guy. Roger is

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Impeachment hearing roundup, the first public hearing - 14 Nov 2019 at 5:21pm -

In today’s episode, Cliff and I do a major review of yesterday’s first public impeachment hearing with State Department officials Ambassador William Taylor and George Kent. We talk about the latest evidence, the latest Republican disinformation talking points, Nancy Pelosi’s delicious swipe at Donald Trump today, and we also talk about the elections, including the […]

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Journalism Dies at Northwestern - 12 Nov 2019 at 11:48am -

Northwestern University is home to one of the top journalism schools in the country. That’s why a lot of people are up in arms over the student paper, the Daily Northwestern, publicly apologizing for committing an act of journalism. You see, the paper covered a student protest of a speech by former Attorney General Jeff […]

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Sunday Open Thread - 10 Nov 2019 at 2:04pm - Things to read today: Hunter S. Thompson’s Letters to His Enemies in the Atlantic. Question: Will anyone tell Michael Bloomberg the truth -- that the last thing America wants is another billionaire from New York in the White House? Wasn't...

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Roger Stone Trial: Randy Credico for the Prosecution - 8 Nov 2019 at 7:24am -

The key witness for the prosecution in the Roger Stone trial is my friend, comic and journalist Randy Credico. I?ve been in constant contact with Credico for three years as Stone tried to bully him into perjury. Here?s just one threat to dissuade Credico from

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Lauren Duca on Trump?s gaslighting, her new book, online bullies, and coming ... - 7 Nov 2019 at 6:32pm -

We had a gangbusters interview with journalist, feminist and political columnist Lauren Duca today, that went nearly two hours! I’ve broken the interview into two parts for that reason. This is part 1. We talk with Lauren about her new book, “How to Start a Revolution: Young People and the Future of American Politics”; about […]

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End PG&E?s Reign of Error With a Hostile Takeover - 7 Nov 2019 at 5:42am -

Power companies have two jobs: Keep the lights on and don?t kill your customers. Pacific Gas and Electric Co. of Northern California flunks on both counts. So how can California put an end to PG&E?s reign of

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Hillary and Chelsea on James Corden's Late Late Show - 6 Nov 2019 at 2:11am - James Corden is all dressed up tonight with a three piece dark suit, blue shirt and red tie -- I think it's for Hillary and Chelsea who are his guests. James was doing his monologue and got to a part about Trump tweeting out support for Sean...

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Dayton mass shooting tribute by hip-hop artist who lost cousinJevin Lamar?s "... - 5 Nov 2019 at 2:00am -

Hip Hop artist Jevin Lamar?s cousin Tee Jay McNichols was killed in the Dayton, Ohio mass shooting. As a tribute, Jevin has created an extraordinary track, ?Still Holding On?. The heartfelt lyrics explore the economic devastation of Dayton that served as

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Damage Report: The nexus of voter theft, race and gun violencefeaturing Jevin... - 5 Nov 2019 at 12:15am -

In this edition of Damage Report, host John Iadarola and investigative reporter Greg Palast discuss vote theft and how it intersects with social issues such as homelessness and mass shootings. They also premiere a video by hip hop artist Jevin Lamar, whose cousin, Tee Jay McNichols, was

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OK Commutes and Frees More Than 400 Inmates - 4 Nov 2019 at 8:06pm - In the largest one-day commutation of sentences in U.S. history, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt commuted the sentences of 500 plus inmates, more than 400 of whom were released today. The commutations were the result of Oklahoma's passage of H.B....

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Second Circuit Rules Against Trump OnTax Returns - 4 Nov 2019 at 3:57pm - Another loss for Donald Trump. The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled the subpoena for 8 years of tax returns to Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance is enforceable and he is not entitled to a prelimary injunction. You can read the decision here. The...

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Mueller Secret Memos Revealed - 4 Nov 2019 at 3:43pm - Buzzfeed has obtained secret Mueller probe memos through several FOIA lawsuit. Saturday it published the first installment, which touch on "revelations about the Ukraine conspiracy theory, Michael Cohen, Paul Manafort, and more." The released...

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House Releases Some Impeachment Transcripts - 4 Nov 2019 at 3:37pm - The House released two transcripts of testimony in the impeachment probe. The witnesses were former Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch and former senior adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Michael McKinley. They testified in closed...

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Review: Revolutionary Love by Rabbi Michael Lerner - 1 Nov 2019 at 1:43pm -

J. Edgar Hoover called Rabbi Michael Lerner, ?The most dangerous man in America.? Get Rabbi Lerner?s new book, Revolutionary Love: A Political Manifesto to Heal and Transform the World, and you?ll know why. You already know America is f?d-up. Here is a

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California must Launch Hostile Takeover of PG&E - 30 Oct 2019 at 1:10pm -

PG&E is an academy for accidental arsonists. It?s gotta go. What we need to do in California is launch a hostile takeover, just like Gordon Gekko in Wall Street. Stockholders, executives and banks are making a killing on private utilities, who have you by the bulbs

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Monday Open Thread - 28 Oct 2019 at 6:42pm - I'm out and about in the snow, which is already melting. Our last open thread is full, so here's a new one, all topics welcome.

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Pentagon Live Briefing on Baghdadi Kill Mission - 28 Oct 2019 at 4:41pm - There was a briefing at the Pentagon today (video here) on the al-Baghdadi capture or kill Mission. The capture or kill mission was in the works for months. Used intelligence from the Pentagon and other agencies (did not credit intel from other...

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World Series crowd yells ?lock him up!? at Trump. Here?s why it?s not just ok... - 28 Oct 2019 at 10:41am -

Donald Trump showed his face at the World Series last night, and was immediately greeted with boos, and jeers of “lock him up!” Some pundits, like MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough, criticized the latter. Which raises the question of whether such concerns are legit, and even relevant so far into the kleptocracy that is the Trump administration. […]

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IT Support Services ? in house or outsource? - 25 Oct 2019 at 8:27pm -

The Benefits of Opting for IT Support Services Many companies rely on digital facilities and equipment to operate on a daily basis and when these services go awry, it can often be quite challenging to get things back on track. Read More ...

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The latest 2020 polls & Trump?s betrayal of the Kurds - 24 Oct 2019 at 12:39pm -

In today’s UnPresidented Podcast, we delve into the lastest 2020 presidential polls, and then discuss Donald Trump’s wacky claim, that the Turk’s devastating attack on the Kurds in northern Syria is really a victory of the US (spoiler alert: it’s not). The video version of this episode is below. Our Patreon subscribers can also check […]

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Video: The latest on impeachment and Turkey - 21 Oct 2019 at 10:57am -

My UnPresidented podcast co-host Cliff Schecter and I discuss the ongoing mess in Turkey, and the latest on impeachment, including Nancy Pelosi deliciously taking Trump down in a key meeting yesterday, Trump’s bizarre letter to Turkish President Erdogan, and the US bombing its own bases in Syria. And finally we close with a remembrance of […]

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Expert: PG&E Blackouts ?All about Threatening Bankruptcy Judge? - 20 Oct 2019 at 3:19pm -

California utility company Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E) is blackmailing the judge overseeing their bankruptcy case by instituting widespread blackouts across California, a utility regulation and power industry company expert claims. ?The PG&E Blackout Con is all about

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Rudy?s in trouble - 15 Oct 2019 at 1:34pm -

The impeachment inquiry continues to heat up, with yet another poll showing a majority of Americans want to see Trump impeached and removed from office. In today’s episode, we dig deeper on Rudy Giuliani’s new woes, John Bolton’s involvement, all the upcoming testimony before the House impeachment committee (there’s a LOT coming), and the latest […]

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Seb Gorka?s Affogato (a podcast with guest Jared Yates Sexton) - 11 Oct 2019 at 1:52pm -

Today we have a long chat with author Jared Yates Sexton about Trump’s and the GOP’s base, how the Republicans consistently fool themselves on the issues, and what we can do, if anything, to win back the messaging war from people who have lied themselves into believing they’re the most oppressed people on the planet. […]

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The latest impeachment news with Politico?s Bill Scher - 8 Oct 2019 at 1:44pm -

Bill Scher, contributing editor to Politico Magazine, joins our UnPresidented podcast again for an extended discussion about all the latest impeachment news. Among other things, we get into the latest polls, Trump refusing to let Amb. Sondland appear before the House, Lindsey Graham threatening to make next year all about Biden and Ukraine, and then […]

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The latest on Impeachment - 1 Oct 2019 at 12:38pm -

Cliff and I discuss a slew of new impeachment updates, including: the concerted GOP effort to smear the whistleblower; the revelation that Sec of State Pompeo was on the fateful call with the Ukraine president (and lied about it); the new that AG Barr has been traveling the world to shake down allies like Italy, […]

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How to message Impeachment, with guest Anat Shenker - 27 Sep 2019 at 2:59pm -

Democratic messaging expert and host of the podcast Brave New Words, Anat Shenker, joins our UnPresidented podcast to talk about the messaging of impeachment, and how Democrats can best sell their message to the American people, from impeachment to the 2020 elections. Below is a 30-minute excerpt of the hour and 18 minute interview. To […]

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Impeachment! - 25 Sep 2019 at 5:04pm -

Impeachment is officially here. Cliff and I dissect the impeachment news of the day, what happened, what did Trump do, and what it means going forward. This is a free episode of the UnPresidented Podcast. To hear our other shows, and help keep independent media ad-free, please become a sponsor over at Patreon.

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Trump commits treason with Ukraine (special guest Greg Pinelo weighs in) - 20 Sep 2019 at 5:33pm -

Cliff and I discuss the latest in Democratic politics with political messaging consultant Greg Pinelo, who worked for Obama and many other Democratic candidates over the years. We talk to Greg about Trump’s latest treason with Ukraine, and more generally how Democrats can win in 2020. Don’t be fooled by my short description, it’s a […]

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Corey Lewandowski should be in jail - 18 Sep 2019 at 3:11pm -

Trump’s former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, testified (if you can call it that) before the House Judiciary Committee yesterday as part of its impeachment hearings. Lewandowski pretty much refused to say anything, claiming that his conversations with Trump were protected by “executive privilege.” They’re not. So why didn’t Democrats hold Lewandowski in contempt and throw […]

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Why #SharpieGate could spell trouble for Trump in 2020 - 6 Sep 2019 at 1:07pm -

In today’s episode, Cliff and I talk about #SharpieGate — Trump sextupling down on his claim that Hurricane Dorian was expected to hit Alabama, when it wasn’t — and why the story is a great foil for beating Trump in 2020. We also discuss GOP Rep. Dan Crenshaw’s creepy views on guns and domestic violence. Below is a […]

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Meghan McCain says gun owners will resort to violence to stop an assault weap... - 4 Sep 2019 at 1:37pm -

Today’s UnPresidented podcast is mostly about guns, starting with Meghan McCain’s horrific comments about how gun owners will resort to violence if we dare ban their assault weapons, only going to prove that those gun owners are unworthy of owning any guns at all. We also talk about GOP Congressman Dan Crenshaw thinking it’s okay […]

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Setting the trend in home renovations in Perth - 2 Sep 2019 at 5:37am -

What Makes a Unique Residence Homebuilder? When you think of the word Unique Residence, one of the most common things that pops to mind is someone stylish enough to start a new craze. These individuals are often celebrities or others Read More ...

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Comey broke a rule, Trump broke the law - 30 Aug 2019 at 1:53pm -

In today’s UnPresidented Podcast, below, Cliff and I focus most of our discussion on the Dept. of Justice Inspector General report about James Comey having broken FBI rules, but not the law, when he informed the country that Donald Trump was a traitorous felon. We also talk about General Mattis pulling a Mueller and not […]

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New poll is just AWFUL for Trump; Voter concern about the economy grows - 28 Aug 2019 at 12:15pm -

After 2016, it’s understandable that Democrats are wary of polls predicting victory against Trump next year. Also, we’ve got another 15 months to election day, and anything can happen between now and then. Having said all of that, the new Quinnipiac poll is just God-awful news for Trump, and it’s not the kind of thing […]

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Rental Property Market in Australia 2019 - 30 Jul 2019 at 7:49am -

Renting a Home in Sydney in 2019 While much of the wider world has experienced a slight decrease to the value of their respective property markets since 2016; Australia (namely Sydney) has reported sale growth in the first two quarters Read More ...

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The Violence in Sri Lanka - 21 Apr 2019 at 4:37pm - As I understand it, no one is taking responsibility for the church bombings in Sri Lanka that killed more than 200 people. Suspicions are pointing to a radical Islamic group called National Thowheeth Jama’ath, but I don’t know what evidence … Continue reading

Back in Business - 20 Apr 2019 at 6:07pm - So yesterday morning I found that some time in the night Mahablog had gone ofline. It went offline because the company with which my domain name is registered parked the domain name. Don’t ask why. So I spent all day … Continue reading