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Get Ready for a Shock: Far-Left Cartoonist Ted Rall's Claims About Being Oppressed After 9/11 Are Contradicted By Recorded Reality

Like Neil DeGrasse Tyson, though, he stands by his memory. A left-wing cartoonist?s recent depiction of a 14-year-old encounter with the LAPD has gotten him canned as a freelance contributor to the LA Times after the paper said it had...

During Baltimore Uprising, City Officials Criminalized Hashtags & Labeled Social Media Postings as ‘Threats’

57 minutes agoUS Politics / Liberal : Firedoglake

In the early moments of the uprising in Baltimore after police killed Freddie Gray, Baltimore city officials monitored social media. The officials labeled activists and other users, who were posting about reported rioting, protest activity, and police action, as “threats.” The spreadsheet listing individuals deemed to have posted “threats” was released in a cache of...

Oh, Yes: White House Declares Planned Parenthood Videos "Fraudulent," Because Planned Parenthood Said So

Alternate realities. The White House expressed its firm belief Thursday that recently-released videos attacking Planned Parenthood are "fraudulent." Their source: Planned Parenthood.... [E]arnest indicated that the reason he thought the videos were fraudulent was because, well, Planned Parenthood had...

Potential Oil Spill Concerns Arise As Shell Begins Arctic Drilling

58 minutes agoUS Politics / Liberal : Firedoglake

There is increasing concern that Shell’s presence in the Arctic will lead to an oil spill, as the company begins to drill in the Chukcki Sea off the shore of Alaska. Shell is no stranger to the Chukchi Sea. In 1988, the firm spent $300 million to drill for oil only to find dry holes....

World Bank Peddling Private, For-Profit Schools In Africa, Disguised As Aid

58 minutes agoUS Politics / Liberal : Firedoglake

Originally published at MintPress News. EDINBURGH — Private, for-profit schools in Africa funded by the World Bank and U.S. venture capitalists have been criticized by more than 100 organizations who’ve signed a petition opposing the controversial educational venture. A May statement addressed to Jim Kim, president of the World Bank, expressed deep concern over the...

The Roundup for July 31st, 2015

58 minutes agoUS Politics / Liberal : Firedoglake

Enjoy your day folks. International Politics Overall – Journalist Patrick Cockburn joins The Real News to talk about Turkey’s role in the West’s fight against the Islamic State and the potential of it to jeopardize the situation – The Pentagon denied allegations that U.S.-trained rebels were captured in Syria – Private military contractors are the ones in charge...

Hillary Clinton, The Walking (?) National Security Disaster Area

In this awful woman's quest to hide things from the American public and congressional overseers, who should have access to her emails, she shared it all with foreign intelligence services, who should not. The U.S. intelligence community is bracing for...

Billionaires Donate Early in Presidential Race

“Billionaires are bankrolling the early days of the 2016 presidential campaign to an unprecedented degree, with at least 40 of the wealthiest Americans plowing $60 million into super PACs aligned with the top tier of candidates,” the Wall Street Journal [...]

Overnight Open Thread (31 Jul 2015)

I guess tonight's ONT is a once in a blue moon edition! Bonus celestial viewing tonight. You can also try to catch the Delta Aquarids. Best time to view is after midnight and there are about 20 per hour....

Marco Rubio Commits An Act Of Political Competence, Immediately Outpaces Most Republicans

People have been bemoaning the fact that Cecil the Lion was getting far more attention the Planned Parenthood videos. Some were frustrated that every GOP candidate will now be asked about this. My counter argument to that is, yes every...

Hillary Clinton Hits Jeb Bush Hard on Race

“In a biting surprise attack, delivered as Mr. Bush, the former Florida governor, waited backstage here at the annual convention of the National Urban League, Mrs. Clinton portrayed him as a hypocrite who had set back the cause of black [...]

Pacific Trade Deal Stalls

“Trade negotiators from the United States and 11 other Pacific nations were headed toward failure Friday, with difficult talks on the largest regional trade agreement ever breaking down over protections for pharmaceutical companies and access to agriculture markets on both [...]

Trump Would Hurt Republicans in Three-Way Race

A new Marist Poll finds Hillary Clinton edges Jeb Bush in a potential general election match up, 49% to 43%. But in a three-way race with Donald Trump as an independent, Clinton crushes Bush, 44% to 29%, with Trump getting [...]

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