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Who is Viktor Vekselberg, the Russian oligarch tied to a ...

Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen was paid half a million dollars by an American investment firm linked to one of Russia’s most high-profile oligarchs: Viktor Vekselberg. The payments — funneled into the same shell company Cohen used to pay ...
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Gina Haspel, Trump’s Nominee to Head the CIA, Won’t Say ...

CIA nominee Gina Haspel is sworn in during a confirmation hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, May 9, 2018 in Washington.Alex Brandon/AP Haspel helped manage the agency’s use of so-called “enhanced interrogation techniques.” Gina Haspel, the ...
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Why Trump can’t put Iran back in an Obama-style box ...

Link to original source: Juan Cole | Informed Comment Iranian oil exports were back up to 2.5 million barrels a day or so last month, similar to the levels common before the US placed severe sanctions on the country beginning ...
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GOP Senate candidate unleashes new round of ads attacking Mitch ...

Don Blankenship, a GOP candidate for U.S. Senate in West Virginia, has unveiled another round of bizarre attack ads against Mitch McConnell. His campaign’s newest offensive contains the claim that the Senate majority leader created “millions of jobs for China ...
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Adjusting Its Criminal Complaint, Watchdog Groups Says Guiliani’s Statements Only ...

Rudy Giuliani bolstered a legal complaint against President Donald Trump this week after he told Sean Hannity that the president had in fact known about and repaid a payment his lawyer had sent to an adult film star. (Photo: Gage ...
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Internal Memo Shows Sinclair Threatening Employees to Keep Mouths Shut ...

“The new scripted ‘fake news’ segment caused a lot of anguish where I work,” one Sinclair journalist told the Huffington Post. (Screenshot: Deadspin.com) Link to original source: Jake Johnson | Common Dreams “Everything Sinclair gives us or forces upon us ...
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Why are Sinclair’s scripted news segments such a big deal?

Sinclair Broadcast Group is under fire, following the spread of a video showing anchors at its stations reading a script criticizing ‘fake’ news stories. Steve Ruark/AP Photo Link to original source: Amanda Lotz | The Conversation On March 31, Deadspin ...
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Democracy is in danger when the census undercounts vulnerable populations

US census advocates held a rally in Charlotte, NC, in 2010. AP Photo/Jason E. Miczek Link to original source: Emily Klancher Merchant | The Conversation The 2020 U.S. Census is still two years away, but experts and civil rights groups ...
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Trump can be sued for profits at Trump International Hotel ...

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that a lawsuit alleging President Donald Trump is illegally benefiting from profits made at the Trump International Hotel in D.C. can move forward. The decision is a big victory for Washington D.C. and Maryland attorneys ...
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The White House Is Lying About the Census

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaks during the daily press briefing on March 27, 2018.Andrew Harnik/AP Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the citizenship question has been on nearly every census since 1965. It hasn’t been asked since 1950 Defending ...