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The Rubble in Raqqa Is a Reminder of American Military Might (Fri, 20 Oct 2017)
WASHINGTON -- Looking at photographs of the ruined, desolate streets of what was once the Islamic State's capital of Raqqa is a reminder of the overwhelming, pitilessly effective military power of the United States. Perhaps it's a tribute to the inevitable nature of American force, once it's engaged, that the fall of Raqqa this week provoked so little public discussion. Commentators focused on whether President Trump had dissed the parents of America's fallen warriors, but they barely seemed to notice that our military has achieved a goal that three years ago seemed distant and uncertain. The...
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Is Liberalism a Dying Faith? (Fri, 20 Oct 2017)
Asked to name the defining attributes of the America we wish to become, many liberals would answer that we must realize our manifest destiny since 1776, by becoming more equal, more diverse and more democratic -- and the model for mankind's future. Equality, diversity, democracy -- this is the holy trinity of the post-Christian secular state at whose altars Liberal Man worships. But the congregation worshiping these gods is shrinking. And even Europe seems to be rejecting what America has on offer. In a retreat from diversity, Catalonia just voted to separate from Spain. The Basque and...
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Senate Passes Budget, Unlocking Vehicle for Tax Reform (Fri, 20 Oct 2017)
Senate Republicans passed a budget resolution Thursday evening, clearing a significant hurdle and setting up the process to consider tax legislation later this year. As expected, the approval margin was narrow, 51-49, with Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and all Democrats voting against the measure. Though the budget resolution does not become law, it is a critical step in GOP plans to overhaul the tax code this year. It sets up the process known as reconciliation, by which Republicans can bypass a filibuster and pass tax legislation in the upper chamber with just 51 votes -- a likelihood if...
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Failed 2020 Census Looms as Funding, Preparations Stall (Fri, 20 Oct 2017)
“The past isn’t dead,” William Faulkner famously wrote, “it isn’t even past.” As the 2020 census nears, we risk reliving a constitutional crisis that paralyzed our politics for a decade exactly a century ago. The 1920 census is remembered for two reasons: It marked the moment when America’s urban population exceeded the rural population for the first time, and Speaker Frederick Huntington Gillett, his successor Nicholas Longworth III and the House GOP for years refused to allow the legally mandated reapportionment of congressional seats among the 48...
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Uniquely small-town Idaho (Sat, 21 Oct 2017)
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Ever heard of Cream Can Junction? It's too small to be a "real town," but it's on the map, in the far southeast corner of Blaine County. How about Rogerson, Elba or Raft River? These, like Cream Can Junction, are a few of the many ...
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Oregon senator punished over alleged inappropriate touching (Fri, 20 Oct 2017)
SALEM, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon state senator was stripped of his committee assignments Friday because of "ongoing workplace issues," days after a senate colleague said she's been inappropriately touched by at least one member of the chamber. Senate President Peter Courtney took the action against Republican Sen. Jeff Kruse, ...
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Q&A: Abortion case involving immigrant teen stirs emotions (Fri, 20 Oct 2017)
The Trump administration has fought in court to prevent a 17-year-old held in a Texas facility for unaccompanied immigrant children from having an abortion. In a case that's stirring strong emotions on both sides of the abortion debate, a federal appeals court ruled Friday that the government could have until ...
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Lawmaker fined $1,000 by legislative ethics board (Fri, 20 Oct 2017)
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A lawmaker was fined $1,000 after the state legislative ethics boards said he broke ethics laws by campaigning on state time and using state resources. The board ruled Friday that Rep. Jesse Young, a Republican from Gig Harbor, traded texts and emails with his legislative assistant ...
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The Hill: Campaign

DNC votes down resolution demanding Sanders, King join Dem Party (Fri, 20 Oct 2017)
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) on Friday voted down a resolution calling for Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Angus King (I-Maine) to run as Democrats when they seek reelection in 2018.The resolution failed to gain the simple majority...
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Ala. charity did not report promised back pay to Moore as income to IRS (Fri, 20 Oct 2017)
An Alabama charity that was once helmed by Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore did not report to the IRS that it promised him nearly $500,000 in back pay in 2011, according to a Washington Post report.Tax specialists told the newspaper that the...
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Trump called GOP senators to offer support as Bannon targets them: report (Fri, 20 Oct 2017)
President Trump reassured three GOP Senate incumbents this week that he would back their reelection bids against any primary challengers.Politico reported Thursday that Trump called Sens. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and Roger...
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The Memo: Obama returns, but Dems lack new leader (Fri, 20 Oct 2017)
Former President Barack Obama returned to the campaign trail for the first time since leaving office on Thursday, stumping for Democratic candidates in New Jersey and Virginia.The rapturous reception Obama received was no big surprise. He...
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Breitbart News

Bannon on Fire in CA: Three Standing Ovations at GOP Convention Keynote (Sat, 21 Oct 2017)
(Orange County, CA) Breitbart News Executive Chairman and former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon tonight delivered a fiery keynote address to about 500 people at the opening dinner of the California Republican Party’s Fall Convention, praising President Trump and declaring war on the GOP establishment.
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Carville: Trump ‘Has No Empathy’ or Sentence Structure – ‘Somebody Has to Look’ At His Mental State (Fri, 20 Oct 2017)
Screenshot On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” former Clinton Campaign Manager James Carville stated that President Trump lacks empathy and sentence structure, and someone has to examine his mental state like people did at the end of the Reagan presidency. Carville said, “I think what happened was, is General Kelly told the president when he called this war widow that — look when, people — fighting men and women understand that when they take on this mission they could die for the country or for each other, and it’s something that binds them together, and you have to make that point. Of course, Trump has no empathy and his sentence structure is completely gone. He can’t say two sentences. … So, he gets on the phone, and he says, ‘Well, that’s what he signed up for.’ And General Kelly heard what I wanted. I mean, the truth of the matter is, somebody has to look. You know, when President Reagan was president, towards the end of his term, Howard Baker had a memo, and they seriously were looking to see if he had any kind of cognitive issues and they decided that he did not. I don’t think Trump is
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Maher: Trump Still ‘The Worst Fat, Gross Creep,’ Despite Weinstein Revelations (Fri, 20 Oct 2017)
Screenshot On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” host Bill Maher remarked that President Trump is still “the worst fat, gross creep,” even in the wake of the revelations about Harvey Weinstein. Maher said, “On Monday, Trump called the pregnant widow of a dead American fallen soldier to console her and wound up pouring salt in the wound and feuding with her all week. … I mean, if you can take a week where it was revealed that Harvey Weinstein sexually assaulted every single female in show business, and still be the worst fat gross creep, that’s pretty good.” Later on, Maher said Trump had a bad week because he “dropped 92 spots on the Forbes list of richest Americans. He was also dropped to #2 on Forbes’ list of disgusting sex predators.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
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Roy Moore Campaign Calls on Washington Post to Retract Tax Story, Fire Reporters ‘Who Cooked Up’ ‘Fake News’ (Fri, 20 Oct 2017)
UNITED STATES - AUGUST 3: GOP candidate for U.S. Senate Roy Moore speaks during a candidates' forum in Valley, Ala., on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017. The former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court is running in the special election to fill the seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) In a statement issued Friday, the campaign for former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore called on The Washington Post to retract a report claiming charity that he headed did not report to the IRS that in 2011 “it guaranteed him $498,000 in back pay.” According to the Post’s Robert O’Harrow Jr. and Shawn Boburg, that guarantee by the Foundation for Moral Law should have been reported as compensation, and “would have triggered a federal tax bill of more than $100,000.” “The Washington Post recently published a number of hit pieces on Judge Moore and how he was compensated by the Foundation for Moral Law for work performed on their behalf,” a statement attributed to Moore campaign chairman Bill Armistead said. “The stories have contained misrepresentations and inconsistencies designed, not to tell the truth, but to hurt Judge Moore politically.” Armistead argued the Post “contradicted itself” because an October 11 story it published claimed Moore earned more than $1 million. The statement also disputed the Post’s claim Moore owed the IRS money, given Moore had not yet received the money that was guaranteed. “In today’s story, the Post alleges that Judge Moore failed to pay taxes on a promissory note
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Trump DOJ Cites “Commitment To Respecting Local Law Enforcement”, Won’t Release Obama DOJ Hatchet Job On Michael Slager’s PD (Sat, 21 Oct 2017)
What I think is going on here is that the [...]
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Radio Derb On The Air: Faber, Email, Cyberwar, Austria, Etc. (Sat, 21 Oct 2017)
Radio Derb is on the air–go here to listen,  here [...]
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Radio Derb: Marc Faber Tells Truth, Austria Votes For Borders, Cyberwar Looms, Etc (Sat, 21 Oct 2017)
01m05s — Gloom, Boom, Doom, and Elderly Tourette’s. (Swiss, lives [...]
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David Brooks Tells You to Read Bret Stephens on the True Meaning of America (Fri, 20 Oct 2017)
From the New York Times’ column by David Brooks: … [...]
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PaulCraigRoberts.org

US Economic Policy Leading to Doom (Fri, 20 Oct 2017)
Dave Kranzler provides the empirical data behind my interview (https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2017/10/18/greg-hunter-interviews-pcr-looming-economic-catastrophe/) with Greg Hunter. http://investmentresearchdynamics.com/get-ready-to-party-like-its-2008/ The post US Economic Policy Leading to Doom appeared first on PaulCraigRoberts.org.
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How They Pull Our Strings (Fri, 20 Oct 2017)
How They Pull Our Strings http://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/the-lobby-british-style/ The post How They Pull Our Strings appeared first on PaulCraigRoberts.org.
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Putin Speaks (Thu, 19 Oct 2017)
UPDATE: Stephen Lensman provides excerpts from Putin’s Valdai address October 19: http://stephenlendman.org/2017/10/highlights-putins-valdai-international-discussion-club-address/ Putin Speaks In this collection of videos you can witness a real leader, the likes of which does not exist anywhere in the Western world, who speaks truth to Washington’s lies. For the humor of it, begin with this one in which Putin… The post Putin Speaks appeared first on PaulCraigRoberts.org.
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Greg Hunter Interviews PCR on the Looming Economic Catastrophe (Wed, 18 Oct 2017)
Greg Hunter Interviews PCR on the Looming Economic Catastrophe https://usawatchdog.com/looming-catastrophe-hanging-over-our-heads-paul-craig-roberts/ The post Greg Hunter Interviews PCR on the Looming Economic Catastrophe appeared first on PaulCraigRoberts.org.
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U.S. News

New Yorker article about deal with Trump 'untrue,' says Silk Road Group executive (Fri, 20 Oct 2017)
The New Yorker article regarding Trump's business with the Silk Road Group is 'untrue,' Giorgi Rtskhiladze, the group's U.S. executive, tells CNBC.
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Fed Chair Yellen says low inflation this year is an unexplainable 'surprise' (Fri, 20 Oct 2017)
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said removal of stimulus is "working well."
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Consumer Reports answers Tesla: 'They seem to misunderstand what we do' (Fri, 20 Oct 2017)
Tesla bashed Consumer Reports for predicting the new Model 3 will have average reliability, but the automaker may not understand what the magazine does.
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CEO of Saks Fifth Avenue parent company steps down (Fri, 20 Oct 2017)
After leaving the parent company of Saks Fifth Avenue, Jerry Storch will return to his advisory firm Storch Advisors.
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RT News

What lies beneath: 'Monster' plankton discovered in Arctic ice (PHOTO) (Sat, 21 Oct 2017)
Preview A new species that has been dubbed a hidden ‘monster’ of the plankton world has been found lurking under Arctic sea ice in Canada. Read Full Article at RT.com
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5 people injured in central Munich knife attack – medics (Sat, 21 Oct 2017)
Preview An unidentified knifeman has attacked and wounded several people in central Munich, local police and firefighters reported. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Astronaut completes essential ISS repairs despite worn-out tether & faulty jetpack (Sat, 21 Oct 2017)
Preview A NASA astronaut had to battle with faulty life-saving gear before he could replace a blurry camera essential for docking cargo spaceships to the International Space Station (ISS) in a more than six-hour spacewalk. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Drugged & tortured:’ Mental health center employees arrested over extreme child abuse (Fri, 20 Oct 2017)
Preview Ten employees of a state-run mental facility in Colombia have been charged with torture for allegedly subjecting children in their care to a “military doctrine” that involved stuffing minors with drugs, tying them to beds and other extreme punishments. Read Full Article at RT.com
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