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Trump Administration Signals Formal Withdrawal From W.H.O. – Politics Article

Experts acknowledged that the W.H.O. has made some missteps during the pandemic, but said it has largely done well given the constraints under which it operates. The agency is coordinating clinical trials of treatments, as well as efforts to manufacture and equitably distribute the vaccine. “I think it’s an extraordinarily bad decision that will both harm global public health and harm the health of the American people,” said Dr. Ashish Jha, the director of the Harvard Global Health Institute. “It’s…

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These revelations from Mary Trump’s new memoir help explain why Uncle Donald sued to silence her – Politics Article

The book’s release date is set for July 14, but The New York Times was able to get its hands on the memoir a little earlier. Mary Trump, who is estranged from her uncle and reportedly signed a nondisclosure agreement in connection with a settlement over her grandfather’s (Fred Trump) will seems to be ready to drag out a lot of skeletons from the Trump family walk-in closet, nondisclosure agreement or not. Here’s a fun one: Trump cheated on his SATs in order…

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Republicans Argue Against Witnesses in Trump Trial, Sayit’s Waste of Time – Politics Article

From the moment U.S. president went on trial in the U.S. Senate, Republicans have had one agenda – end the trial as quickly as possible whether Trump is guilty of not. They believe the best way to do that is to refuse to call any witnesses or request additional documents. Their argument is simple – it is a waste of time. Last week, The New York Times published that former national security adviser John Bolton, in his upcoming book, wrote…

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The President is Above the law and Can’t be Impeached – Politics Article

In 1977, Former U.S president Richard Nixon famously said during a television interview that “when the president does it, that means that it is not illegal.” Fast forward to 2020, the attorneys for president Donald Trump appear to be resurrecting that line of thinking. Responding to a question from Texas senator Ted Cruz, Trump lawyer Alan Dershowitz said there is nothing wrong with a president seeking foreign help for his reelection. His reasoning? Well, the president is above the law,…

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Steveso Thinks: RIP American Democracy – Politics Article

                 Born July 4, 1776, died January 31, 2020 Today our Founding Fathers are crying, Lady Liberty is broken and weeping and those veterans who gave their lives in all of our wars fighting for democracy lay in their graves having died in vain. This afternoon the majority Republicans in the U.S Senate voted 49–51 to refuse to hear the truth from witnesses in the impeachment trial of our country’s most dishonest, treasonous…

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I love Joe Biden but I Won’t Vote for Him. Here is Why – Politics Article

The moment former Vice President Joe Biden declared his candidacy for president of United States, I knew I had my candidate. I love “Old Joe”. For starters, he was President Barack Obama’s vice president and right-hand man. For me, that was all I needed to know. I knew some of his past actions weren’t always what I would have wished. I knew he has cast a few votes that, in hindsight, he probably regrets. I also knew he has said…

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Speak Up and Speak Out – Politics Article

As some of you may know I am an active contributor to Medium.com.  Recently,  with another writer Sherry McGuinn, we started a new publication on Medium called The Militant. This new publication is for people to speak up and speak out about what Trump is doing to our country and how he and his Republican sycophants are destroying our Constitution and Democracy. At a time when remaining silent is the same as aiding and abetting Trump installing himself as a…

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4chan Trolls Received Direction from White House? – Politics Article

Right wing backers of President Donald Trump’s campaign who flooded the telephone lines of the Iowa Democratic Party this week may have received directions from The White House and Trump campaign officials. The actions by the trolls made it impossible for Iowa precinct chairs to report caucus results. Our sources told us this morning there are indications that someone in the White House or Trump campaign was directing the operations. “Yes, we are starting to see clues here and there…

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Coronavirus has upended many lives, but immigrant journalists on visas face a grim reality – Politics Article

With economic uncertainty on the rise and a recession looming, layoffs have hit almost every sector in the U.S., and the media has been no exception. From W Magazine, Conde Nast, The Atlantic, Vice, The Outline, The Face, Culture Trip to Thrillist—multiple publications have either laid off their entire staff or have had a significant number of furloughs, mostly as a result of business models that still rely on advertising—now largely dried up—for a significant chunk of revenue. It did…

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The Third Reich -Trump the sequel! – Politics Article

“Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it!” We’ve all heard that quote many times. I’m sure. Guess what? It’s happening again. Right now. There’s a different set of characters but the actions and goals are the same. Instead of The Fuhrer, we have President Trump. Heinrich Himmler was the head of Hitler’s Gestapo who enforced Hitler’s will with an iron hand. Today we have William Barr, Trump’s lackey serving as “his” Attorney General. Today Barr announced all investigations…

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Biden Hits Trump’s Coronavirus Response: ‘He’s Worried About Looking Bad’ – Politics Article

But there is little evidence so far that American voters are punishing Mr. Biden for his caution. A suite of polls from The New York Times and Siena College released this week show Mr. Biden leading Mr. Trump by 14 percentage points nationwide and with healthy leads in the battleground states of Arizona, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. On Thursday Mr. Biden called on Americans to wear masks in public to protect themselves and others. He began his…

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Macy’s announces it will lay off 3,900 ‘corporate and management jobs’ – Politics Article

Macy’s flagship store in New York City, 2020. On Thursday, retail giant Macy’s announced new “restructuring” plans to “address sales impact from the COVID-19 pandemic.” According to Macy’s, the company—like most retail businesses—is facing steep declines in profits as a result of the current public health and economic crises. To that end, Macy’s says it will be eliminating about 3,900 “corporate and management” jobs, while the rest of the already-furloughed workforce plan on returning to work by July 5. Macy’s says it…

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9/11-19 — BuzzMachine – Politics Article

I didn’t realize how affected I have been by the trauma of COVID-19 until today, when the death toll in America passed that of 9/11, when the cumulative stress of seeing medical workers suffer and scientists wonder and politicians bungle piled too high, when I found myself snapping for no good reason, when the pain of uncertainty returned. On 9/11, I was at the World Trade Center, feeling the heat of the jets’ impact, seeing lives lost, overcome by the debris…

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Roger Stone Sentencing Was Politicized, Prosecutor Plans to Testify – Politics Article

Mr. Zelinsky did not say in his written statement who specifically told him about what was going on. Jonathan Kravis, another prosecutor who quit the case in protest — and, unlike Mr. Zelinsky, also resigned from the Justice Department — has previously written in an op-ed in The Washington Post that he “resigned because I was not willing to serve a department that would so easily abdicate its responsibility to dispense impartial justice.” The intervention came days after Mr. Barr…

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EXCLUSIVE: Feds About To Bail On Supporting COVID Testing Sites In Texas And Other States – Politics Article

The Trump administration is ending funding and support for local COVID-19 testing sites around the country this month, as cases and hospitalizations are skyrocketing in many states. The federal government will stop providing money and support for 13 sites across five states which were originally set up in the first months of the pandemic to speed up testing at the local level. Local officials and public health experts expressed a mixture of frustration, resignation, and horror at the decision to…

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Mainstream Media, You’re Doing It Again! Stop airing Trump’s mini rallies! – Politics Article

Yahoo News When Trump ran for president in 2016 most people thought he was a joke, including the mainstream media who saw his campaign as a way to boost their ratings. Every time Trump as much as farted the media were there to cover it. Every word, every action, every appearance was covered, at the expense of the rest of the candidates of both parties. All of this free media coverage of a supposed billionaire, who could well worth afford…

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