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  • AP, Other Media Seek Access to Records in Mueller Probe

    04/25/2018 8:40:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | April 25, 2018 | BY ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press
    he Associated Press and other news organizations are asking a judge to unseal records in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. The media coalition argued in a court filing Wednesday that Mueller's probe is "one of the most consequential criminal investigations in our nation's history" and that there's overwhelming public interest in records from the case. The news organizations are specifically asking for transcripts of hearings in the ongoing prosecution of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort. They also want the judge to unseal law enforcement applications for search warrants, including on Manafort's home and a storage unit.
  • Our View: Trump administration pushes science aside on climate

    04/25/2018 5:54:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel (Maine) ^ | April 25, 2018 | Editorial Board
    The Trump administration has removed mentions of climate change from federal government websites, yet the air and water continue to warm and sea levels keep rising. Data on climate change is buried on those sites where it used to be displayed prominently, and still glaciers melt and animals appear where they weren’t before. No, climate change doesn’t stop just because you ignore it — like tooth decay or that weird rattle in your car, it only gets worse, until you can’t possibly look the other way any longer. In this case, however, the stakes are much higher than a blown...
  • Chris Cuomo: Bar "Very Low" for Journalist Conflicts

    04/17/2018 4:24:04 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 25 replies
    YouTube ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Chris Cuomo of CNN, commenting this morning on the disclosure that Sean Hannity has received some legal advice from Michael Cohen, pontificates: "If you are on television, and you have an audience, and you represent a news organization, you have a duty to disclose things that sniff of conflict. The conflict bar is very low . . . You're supposed to say things protectively, even if they're not necessary." Yet Cuomo very rarely mentions that his brother Andrew, Governor of New York, is a potential presidential candidate, ranked in the top ten contenders. Chris might assume that the whole world...
  • EPA chief Pruitt's $43,000 soundproof booth violated law: U.S. GAO

    04/16/2018 1:07:29 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 16, 2018 | by Timothy Gardner
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency violated the law when it approved a $43,000 soundproof phone booth last year for the office of embattled Administrator Scott Pruitt, a congressional watchdog unit said on Monday. The Government Accountability Office said the EPA violated the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act. The law prohibits an agency from obligating more than $5,000 in federal funds to furnish, redecorate or make improvements in the office of a presidential appointee without first notifying appropriations committees in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. The EPA also violated the Antideficiency Act, which prohibits federal agencies from...
  • U.S. Interior chief's $12,000 charter flight 'could have been avoided': watchdog

    04/16/2018 1:05:18 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 16, 2018 | by Staff
    U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke took an unnecessary charter flight in June that cost taxpayers over $12,000, the Interior Department’s internal watchdog said on Monday - travel linked to his visit to a professional hockey team in Nevada. The report from the department’s Office of Inspector General came amid mounting pressure on Trump Cabinet officials over their ethics and spending habits while in office. “We determined that Zinke’s use of chartered flights in fiscal year (FY) 2017 generally followed relevant law, policy, rules, and regulations,” the report said.
  • Trump, Cohen spoke Friday as feds look into seized recordings, sources say

    04/13/2018 2:21:21 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Sources tell ABC News President Donald Trump spoke Friday with his personal attorney Michael Cohen who, according to court documents, has been under criminal investigation for months, largely centered on his business dealings. Sources say Cohen still remains Trump's attorney. The New York Times first reported the phone call between Trump and Cohen.
  • Time cover shows Trump in storm after FBI raids lawyer's office

    04/12/2018 11:58:32 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 12, 2018 | BY REBECCA SAVRANSKY
    The cover for Time magazine's latest issue shows President Trump in a storm after the FBI raided the office of Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen. The cover shows Trump sitting in a chair with waves of water and papers flying around the room. The cover has the word: "Stormy." It links to an article titled, "Donald Trump Relied on Michael Cohen to Weather the Storm. Now The President Is On His Own."
  • Racist Poison Is Being Injected Into Journalism Students

    04/12/2018 9:40:37 AM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 12 replies
    While we were working as a nation to cleanse the American body of the poison of racism against blacks — a long, painful endeavor that was finally finding considerable success in the latter half of the 20th century — a different poison was being introduced into the body: racism against whites. Full out, white people are inherently, genetically evil racism. That statement may have sounded extreme a few years ago. No more. It is mainstreaming now right under our noses and, like so many damaging ideas of recent years, it is flowering among the leftists that oppress our nation’s college...
  • Learning From 'Life Liberty & Levin'

    04/11/2018 9:18:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | April 11, 2018 | Brent Bozell
    Liberal journalists have spilled a whole lot of ink in the Trump era, boasting how they've suffered watching a week or so of Fox News programming to explore the strange informational terrain of the Trump voter. They pompously proclaim it's television for your crazy Uncle Frank, pushing conspiracy theories for dumb people while nurturing resentment toward the elites -- meaning, of course, them. That nasty cartoon is rebutted by the new Fox News program "Life Liberty & Levin," hosted by Mark Levin. It is more intellectual than anything produced on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN or MSNBC. Nothing they have on...
  • Madeleine Albright on fascism and the "most undemocratic president" in U.S. history

    04/10/2018 12:51:30 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 71 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | April 10, 2018
    Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright is warning of a looming worldwide political threat. In her new book, "Fascism: A Warning," she argues contemporary world leaders are turning to the same tactics used by fascists like Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini nearly a century ago. "We should be awake to the assault on democratic values that has gathered strength in many countries abroad and that is dividing America at home," she writes. Albright pointed to politics in countries like Hungary, Turkey, the Philippines, Poland and Venezuela. She also addresses President Trump in her book, writing: "If we think of fascism...
  • Trump's company asked Panama president to help with hotel fight

    04/10/2018 12:45:08 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | April 10, 2018 | by Associated Press
    PANAMA CITY - President Donald Trump's company appealed directly to Panama's president to intervene in its fight over control of a luxury hotel, even invoking a treaty between the two countries, in what ethics experts say was a blatant mingling of Trump's business and government interests. That appeal in a letter last month from lawyers for the Trump Organization to Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela was apparently unsuccessful - an arbitrator declined to reinstate the Trump management team to the waterfront hotel in Panama City. But it provides hard proof of exactly the kind of conflict experts feared when Trump...
  • Scott Pruitt asked to use sirens in D.C. traffic and was told no for non-emergency

    04/05/2018 12:08:35 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | April 5, 2018 | By JULIANNA GOLDMAN
    Several weeks after taking the helm of the Environmental Protection Agency, Administrator Scott Pruitt was running late and stuck in Washington, D.C., traffic. Sources tell CBS News that he wanted to use his vehicle's lights and sirens to get to his official appointment, but the lead agent in charge of his security detail advised him that sirens were to be used only in emergencies. Less than two weeks later that agent was removed from Pruitt's detail, reassigned to a new job within the EPA. Special Agent Eric Weese, a 16-year veteran of the EPA, was replaced by Pasquale "Nino" Perotta....
  • Trump's delusional assault on press should get him banned from the WH Correspondents' Dinner (tr)

    04/05/2018 10:45:40 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | April 4, 2018 | by Kurt Bardella
    OP-ED: For reasons that I can’t possibly understand, the White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) has a standing invitation to President Donald Trump to attend their annual dinner later on this month. This is the same Trump who just a few days ago resumed his irrational campaign against the “Fake Washington Post” and called for the publication to register as a lobbyist. On April 2, he defended Sinclair Broadcasting, which has been forcing local news outlets it controls to run de-facto propaganda segments decrying “fake news,” calling Sinclair “far superior to CNN and even more Fake NBC, which is a total...
  • Opinion: Nixon's decisions during Watergate may help us understand the legal trouble Trump is in now

    04/05/2018 10:38:17 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | April 5, 2018 | by Suzanne Garment
    Washington, a town loaded with lawyers, is talking about how President Donald Trump can’t seem to find even one. The Russia probe has put Trump in desperate need of a first-rate attorney. But one key reason he is unable to hire good counsel, Washington legal analysts say, is that he’s a terrible client. In lawyer lingo, this usually means that a client won’t do what his attorneys advise. Certainly, that’s what John Dowd, Trump’s former lead attorney on the Muller investigation, meant. After Dowd resigned, The Washington Post reported that he had been complaining about how Trump ignored his advice....
  • Washington Post editor says Trump's claims linking Post to Amazon are "completely made up"

    04/03/2018 6:39:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | April 3, 2018
    The Washington Post's executive editor, Martin Baron, is firing back at President Trump for linking -- and attacking -- the paper and online shopping and shipping titan Amazon. The Post was purchased by Amazon's founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos in 2013. "It's completely made up," Baron said in a phone interview with The New York Times, referring to Mr. Trump's attacks on the paper that have included claims that Amazon uses the Post as a "lobbyist." "I don't even know how to describe what goes through my mind," Baron said. Last week alone, the president alleged the e-commerce site...
  • Commentary: Want to be loved by the Left? Get fired by Trump

    04/02/2018 9:19:41 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 1 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | April 2, 2018 | By MICHAEL GRAHAM
    How do you go from being a government hack to a progressive hero? It's easy: Get fired by Donald Trump. From FBI Director James Comey to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to Veteran's Affairs chief David Shulkin, it turns out there's no surer route to redemption among liberals than a "You're fired!" from President Trump. Even better if it comes via tweet. This weekend, fired VA Secretary Shulkin got a sympathetic hearing from the media for his claims that he's the victim of a Trumpian purge: "Fired VA Secretary Says White House Muzzled Him" was the headline at NPR. The...
  • EXCLUSIVE: More Cabinet trouble for Trump? EPA chief lived in condo tied to lobbyist 'power couple'

    03/29/2018 11:18:03 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    For much of his first year in Washington, President Trump’s EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt occupied prime real estate in a townhouse near the U.S. Capitol that is co-owned by the wife of a top energy lobbyist, property records from 2017 show. Neither the EPA nor the lobbyist, J. Steven Hart, would say how much Pruitt paid to live at the prime Capitol Hill address, though Hart said he believed it to be the market rate. The price tag on Pruitt’s rental arrangement is one key question when determining if it constitutes an improper gift, ethics experts told ABC News. Hart...
  • Guess Who’s Funding the ‘Student’ Gun Control Movement?

    03/05/2018 11:49:21 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies ^ | March 1, 2018 | Onan Coca
    At the risk of being called cold or harsh, let me begin by saying every American has a right to his/her opinion on just about any issue. Including guns. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let me add this: the people playing partisan politics on the graves of the 17 innocent dead people from Douglas High School are despicable. I don’t care what age they are. Over the last couple of weeks, a variety of conservative voices have gotten in trouble for insinuating that the anti-gun protesters coming out of Douglas High School seem far too practiced...
  • CNN’s Stelter Tries and Fails to Get Reporters to Join Him in Freaking Out Over Trump

    03/04/2018 10:27:45 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 31 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Two young reporters have schooled Brian Stelter on the role of journalists . . . On his Reliable Sources CNN show this morning, Stelter tried and failed to get his two young reporter guests to join him in freaking out about President Trump. Stelter began by saying that when he reads stories in the news, “I get worried about the country; I get worried about the President.” He then asked 25-year old Olivia Nuzzi of New York magazine, “do you get worried, Olivia?” Nuzzi wouldn’t bite: “No, that’s not my concern. My concern is to figure out what is going...
  • Free news gets scarcer as paywalls tighten [Fake News is Dying. Sweet!]

    02/25/2018 1:22:13 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    yahoo ^ | 2/25/18 | R Lever
    For those looking for free news online, the search is becoming harder. Tougher restrictions on online content have boosted digital paid subscriptions at many news organizations, amid a growing trend keeping content behind a "paywall."