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Tuesday November 22, 2016
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Donald Trump Cancels Meeting With The New York Times
HP | Michael Calderone | 11/22/16

Trump was scheduled to meet off-the-record with Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. and a few other key representatives of the paper before participating in an on-the-record session with the reporters and editorial columnists, a Times spokeswoman told The Huffington Post on Monday. But Trump claimed early Tuesday that the "failing" paper changed the ground rules, prompting him to back out.

A Times spokeswoman told HuffPost on Tuesday that the paper did not change the conditions, but that Trump's team had requested the visit only be off-the-record. ... Read more

Trump Vows To Back Out Of The Trans-Pacific Partnership, Effectively Killing It
HP | Alana Horowitz Satlin | 11/22/16

Donald Trump plans to pull the U.S. out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership on his first day in office, putting the future of the sweeping trade deal in jeopardy.

The TPP was one of President Barack Obama's most controversial foreign policy moves. The agreement aimed to promote free trade while putting pressure on countries faltering on human rights, but it was widely panned by green and labor rights groups. Critics say the deal favors major corporations and wouldn't improve conditions for vulnerable workers in places like Vietnam and Malaysia. ... Read more

Trump Says Any Conflicts Of Interest Were Priced Into Your Vote
HP | Paul Blumenthal | 11/21/16

WASHINGTON ? Thirteen days after winning the presidential election, Donald Trump announced on Twitter that no one should worry about the potential conflicts of interest he could face over his range of global properties because everyone knew about them when they elected him. He blamed any questions of impropriety on the media for reporting on them.

The evening tweet from the president-elect reads: "Prior to the election it was well known that I have interests in properties all over the world.Only the crooked media makes this a big deal!" ... Read more

"Emotionally F**king Pissed" Media Blows Embargo And Lashes Out At Trump - "F*ck Him"
ZeroHedge | author |11/22/16

Just yesterday Trump called a summit of all the major mainstream media executives and anchors at Trump Tower. While many expected the meeting to be an oppotunity to ask questions of the president-elect, the media elites apparently got the surprise of their lives when Trump spent the majority of the meeting attacking they're blatant biased coverage the 2016 presidential elections referring to the room as a bunch of "dishonest, deceitful liars." One participant in the meeting described it as a "f--ing firing squad" after "Trump started with Jeff Zucker and said "I hate your network, everyone at CNN is a liar and you should be ashamed...." We suspect that was rather less cordial than they expected.

Despite the conversation being completely off the record, many of the "emotionally fucking pissed" media anchors have decided to blow their embargoes and lash out at Trump. According to one source interviewed by the New Yorker, the meeting at Trump Tower was "fucking outrageous." The same source also questioned how he could remain impartial after the meeting saying "How can this not influence coverage?"...yes, because coverage was so impartial up until yesterday. ... Read more

A Message from President-Elect Donald J. Trump (11/21/16) [2:37]
Jon Stewart on President-elect Trump, hypocrisy in America (11/17/16) [5:56]
TYT | DAPL's Worst Nightmare: Big Oil EXPOSED By Whistleblower (11/21/16) [14:38]
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Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Tuesday, November 22, Part 1 [10:26],
DN | Part 1: "Heil Victory!" Alt-Right Groups Emboldened by Trump's Election & Steve Bannon (11/22/16) [2:49 ], Part 2 [5:35]
DN | Immigrants Fighting for Sanctuary Cities & Campuses to Protect Millions from Trump Deportation Push (11/22/16) [14:11]
DN | Sweeping New Rutgers Report Reveals University's Ties to Slavery & Displacement of Native Americans (11/22/16) [21:14]
*TRNN | Wilkerson: If Trump Moves U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, A Sign War Against Iran Could Come (11/21/16) [13:25]
*TRNN | Rob Johnson: Trump Considering Man Who Rigged the Economy for Treasury Secretary (11/22/16) [15:54]
TRNN | Police Unleash Water Cannons and Rubber Bullets Against Water Protectors in Standing Rock (11/21/16) [2:00]
*TYT | Alt-Right Leader's Speech Ends With Nazi Salutes (11/21/16) [17:48]
*TYT | Bernie Sanders Yells At Reporter (11/21/16) [15:30]
TYT | BARBARIC Dakota Access Oil Police Cause Mass Hypothermia (11/21/16) [4:02]
RT | Cosmic panorama: RT pioneers 360 video from Intl Space station (11/21/16) [3:39]
First-ever 360 content from space website
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
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*DR | How China Could Emerge As The World's Global Leader During The Trump Administration (11/22/16) [1hr]
Some say President-elect Trump's rejection of the Trans Pacific Partnership and threats to pull out of the Paris climate accord would hand global leadership over to China. Diane and a panel of guests discuss how China's global role could expand during the Trump presidency.
*DR | The Personal Story Behind One Of America's Most Famous Home Movies (11/22/16) [1hr]
Fifty-three years ago, Abraham Zapruder stepped out of his office in Dallas, video camera in hand, to catch a glimpse of President John F. Kennedy. Zapruder was a Jewish immigrant who had come from nothing but was living the American dream with his own dress-making business, and a middle class family. He was not a likely candidate to change the course of history but when he captured the assassination of JFK on film, his name became inseparable from the event -- and the video at the center of controversy and conspiracy that would continue to this day. In a new memoir, his granddaughter, Alexandra Zapruder, sets out to better understand the film and her family's relationship with it. She is the author of the new book "Twenty-Six Seconds: A Personal History of the Zapruder Film."
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Monday November 21, 2016
News Articles

Donald Trump's Potential Conflicts of Interest Continue To Mount
HP | Paul Blumenthal | 11/19/16

When Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe became the first foreign head of state to meet in person with President-elect Donald Trump, a photograph taken of the official event at Trump Tower in Manhattan showed a curious attendee: Trump's daughter Ivanka.

The appearance of Ivanka Trump, who is executive vice president of development and acquisitions for the Trump Organization, raises alarm bells for those concerned about the unprecedented potential for conflicts of interest involving the incoming president.

With her two brothers, Don Jr. and Eric, Ivanka has taken the reins of her father's vast global business empire through a so-called blind trust. (It is not a blind trust.) At the same time, the three adult children are on Trump's transition team, giving him advice and, apparently, meeting with dignitaries from countries where they could do business in the near future. ... Read more

*Fox | Vice President Elect Mike Pence: I Wasn't Offended by Message from Hamilton Cast (11/20/16) [3:00]

Donald Trump Meets With His Indian Business Partners Despite Blind Trust Promises
HP | Paul Blumenthal | 11/19/16

Exactly a week after winning the presidential election, Donald Trump took time out to meet with Indian business partners and his three eldest children at Trump Tower in Manhattan. The meeting came despite the president-elect's assurances that he was handing off his business to his children in a "blind trust" to avoid potential conflicts of interest while serving in the nation's highest office.

Trump held the talks with business partners Sagar Chordia, Atul Chordia and Kalpesh Mehta on Tuesday, the Indian newspaper The Economic Times first reported. Ivanka, Donald Jr. and Eric Trump, who attended the meeting, are supposed to be heading the trust, managing their father's assets and business portfolio. They also sit on the executive committee of the presidential transition team. ... Read more

Trump in the White House: An Interview With Noam Chomsky
AlterNet | Noam Chomsky |11/20/16

On Nov. 8, 2016, Donald Trump managed to pull the biggest upset in U.S. politics by tapping successfully into the anger of white voters and appealing to the lowest inclinations of people in a manner that would have probably impressed Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels himself.

But what exactly does Trump's victory mean, and what can one expect from this megalomaniac when he takes the reins of power on Jan. 20, 2017? What is Trump's political ideology, if any, and is "Trumpism" a movement? Will U.S. foreign policy be any different under a Trump administration?

Some years ago, public intellectual Noam Chomsky warned that the political climate in the U.S. was ripe for the rise of an authoritarian figure. Now, he shares his thoughts on the aftermath of this election, the moribund state of the U.S. political system and why Trump is a real threat to the world and the planet in general. ... Read more

*Massachusetts Peace Action | Noam Chomsky: After the Electoral Extravaganza (05/15/16) [1:26:30]

6 Despicable Things President-Elect Trump Has Done This Week
AlterNet | Janet Allon | 11/19/16

It has been one of the longest weeks in human history and the Trump presidency has not even begun yet. Any notion that reasonable, well-intentioned people should give him a chance--hey, maybe he was just kidding about all that hateful, bigoted stuff he spewed on the campaign trail--was immediately dispelled. One of his first official acts was to name Steve Bannon, the anti-Semitic mastermind of the racist, "alt-right," fake-news website Breitbart, to chief propagandist and horse's ass whisperer. The president-elect dodged the media, regained control of his Twitter account and proceeded to confirm all of our worst fears about him.

  1. He tapped Jeff Sessions as U.S. attorney general.
  2. His surrogate floated the Muslim registry idea and justified it by citing one of the most shameful eras in American history.
  3. He tapped insanely Islamophobic General Michael Flynn (Ret.) for top national security post.
  4. He invited his daughter Ivanka to a meeting with the Japanese prime minister.
  5. He took credit for the fact that a Ford factory is not moving to Mexico when it was never moving to Mexico.
  6. He demanded an apology from the "Hamilton" cast.
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Tiny huts to enjoy the basics in Swedish spartan rural lodge (05/22/16) [28:40]
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Monday, November 21 [11:38]
*DN | Jeremy Scahill: Mike Pence Has "Militant Agenda" Against Women, the Poor, Immigrants, LGBTQ People (11/21/16) [17:05]
*DN | Neocons, War Criminals & White Nationalists: Jeremy Scahill on Trump's Incoming Advisers & Cabinet (11/21/16) [15:15]
*DN | Jeremy Scahill: TigerSwan Security, Linked to Blackwater, Now Coordinates Intel for Dakota Access (11/21/16) [10:48]
*TRNN | Phyllis Bennis and Paul Jay discuss: None of Trump's Foreign Policy Appointments Match Campaign Rhetoric (11/20/16) [15:53]
*TRNN | Max Blumenthal discuss: Is War with Iran in the Cards with the Trump Foreign Policy Team? (11/21/16) [19:12]
*TRNN | PERI's James K. Boyce breaks down: Who Were the Biggest Polluters in 2016? (11/21/16) [17:43]
*TRNN | Michael Hudson on How Taxes Were Shifted off the Donald Trump's of the World and onto Homeowners (11/21/16) [10:23]
*TYT | We MUST Fight Trump AND Corporate Democrats (11/20/16) [5:14]
*TYT | Trump Chief Strategist's Role Models: Cheney, Darth Vader, SATAN (11/20/16) [12:41]
*TYT | Trump Overwhelmed By How Presidency Works (11/20/16) [9:59]
*TYT | It's The Hottest Year Ever. Again. And Again... (11/20/16) [9:30]
TYT | The Emails Mike Pence Doesn't Want You To See (11/20/16) [4:54]
RT | Keiser Report: Meme Wars (E995) (11/19/16) [25:47]
They talk meme wars, the medium as the message and the failure of modern journalistic technique. Max interviews award-winning independent journalist and groundbreaking social media and mobile technology as journalism pioneer Tim Pool about the role of the media and meme wars in getting Trump elected.
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
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*DR | The Electoral College: How It Works And Why Some Want To Abolish It (11/21/16) [1hr]
For the second time in 16 years, a candidate has taken the presidency by winning the electoral vote, but not the popular vote. The Electoral College is enshrined in the U.S. Constitution. But critics have long said it's an antiquated, even undemocratic system. At various points in history -- including after the Gore-Bush election -- there have been attempts to abolish the College. Bills to do that were introduced last week in the House and Senate. Few believe they will succeed. Defenders of the Electoral College say abolishing it would have a devastating effect on our constitutional form of government. ... Understanding the Electoral College -- and prospects for changing it.
*DR | President-Elect Donald Trump's Business Empire And Possible Conflicts Of Interest (11/21/16) [1hr]
Donald Trump touted his business successes on the campaign trail. Now, as President-elect, his far-flung corporate empire has raised red flags for ethics watchdogs. Trump tried to address this by handing management of his company over to his children -- and vowed to keep them out of his political life. But critics say the move hardly addresses the conflicts of interest that could arise in office. And concerns deepened after his daughter Ivana Trump attended a meeting with the Japanese prime minister last Friday, which was Trump's first face-to-face with a head of state. Diane and guests discuss questions about Donald Trump's corporate empire as he prepares for the presidency.
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PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) - pbs.org/
MSNBC - Maddow/Hayes - www.msnbc.com/

Friday November 18, 2016
News Articles
TRNN | Sanders and Nurses Join Forces to Fight Trump and Establishment Democrats (11/17/16) [4:35]

Trump Offers Jeff Sessions Attorney General Job
HP | Ryan J. Reilly | 11/18/16

President-elect Donald Trump has reportedly offered Republican Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions ? who was rejected as a federal judge in 1986 due to allegations of racist comments ? the position of attorney general.

Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III, 69, would serve as the nation's top law enforcement official if nominated by Trump and confirmed by his fellow members of the Senate. Sessions, an early Trump backer, is an immigration hard-liner who has been in the Senate since 1997 and previously served as attorney general for the state of Alabama. ... Read more

HP | REPORT: Trump Selects Mike Flynn As National Security Adviser | article | 11/18/16
HP | Meet Ret. General Michael Flynn, The Most Gullible Guy In The Army | article | 11/18/16
HP | John Bolton, Top Contender For Secretary Of State, Calls For Regime Change In Iran | article | 11/18/16
HP | Mitt Romney Also Under Consideration | article | 11/18/16
*TYT | Republicans To Kill Elizabeth Warren's Greatest Accomplishment (11/17/16) [7:30]
Senate Republicans are gearing up for an assault on one of the trademark populist achievements of the Obama administration, vowing to take on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

The agency, the brainchild of Elizabeth Warren, back when she was a law professor, was enacted as part of the 2010 Wall Street reform bill. Since then, it has returned nearly $12 billion to 27 million consumers who'd been victims of one predatory scam or another. More than 1 million consumer complaints have been filed with the agency.

Targeting the CFPB would seem to be a strange move under President-elect Donald Trump, a populist who won the White House on the back of deep economic anxiety, promising to break the hold the rich and powerful have on Washington.

Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), formerly chairman of the Banking Committee, told HuffPost he wanted to see the agency eliminated. "My top priority is either to bring the consumer agency under appropriations" ? which would give Congress the power to shrink its budget, or bar it from spending money on certain activities ? "or abolish it. But we'll see what we can do," he said. "I think it's been a nightmare, to a lot of businesses, small business. Unbridled power, arrogance."
TDC | Sen. Elizabeth Warren's Brilliant Speech on President-elect Trump (11/10/16) [17:02]
'Cosmonaut experience': RT launches 'Space360' project
The breathtaking beauty of Earth opens up in RT's new project "Space 360" through a stunning 360° video from the International Space Station (ISS). The unprecedented footage, filmed by a Russian cosmonaut, will give an immersive experience of life in orbit.
RT | Space 360: First-ever panoramic video shot at International Space Station (11/18/16) [1:27]
First-ever 360 content from space website

*How Jared Kushner, Like Donald Trump, Used His Rich, Privileged Upbringing to Get to the White House
AlterNet | Brendan Gauthier / Salon | 11/17/16

There's an unqualified rich kid about to have unimaginable political influence -- and his name isn't Trump.

Federal anti-nepotism law mandates, "A public official may not appoint, employ, promote, advance, or advocate for appointment, employment, promotion, or advancement, in or to a civilian position in the agency in which he is serving or over which he exercises jurisdiction or control any individual who is a relative of the public official."

Kushner, 35, is President-elect Donald Trump's son-in-law (considered a "relative" under the aforementioned U.S. code). But the New Jersey native is now eyeing a more legally ambiguous "special counsel" role, according to The Wall Street Journal. Assuming an informal advisory role in Trump's White House would allow Kushner, sans paycheck, to both skirt anti-nepotism law and maintain his businesses: Kushner Properties and Observer Media.

NBC News reported on Wednesday that Trump had requested Kushner "receive top-secret clearance to join him for his Presidential Daily Briefings, which began Tuesday." Trump designated Kushner and retired lieutenant general Mike Flynn "his staff-level companions for the briefings going forward," sources told NBC. ... Read more

Q&A session with Edward Snowden hosted by PEN International in Oslo (11/18/16) [43:00]
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Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Friday, November 18 [13:19]
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Stephen Colbert | President-Elect Trump Is Tweeting To Relieve The Pressure (11/17/16) [7:32]
Stephen Colbert | Cartoon Trump And Cartoon Putin Make First Joint Public Appearance (11/17/16) [6:17]
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Trevoe Noah | President-Elect Trump's Prospective Cabinet of Deplorables (11/17/16) [9:48]
*TRNN | Michael Hudson: Donald Trump Wants to Make the 1% Even Richer (11/18/16) [18:19]
*TRNN | Even if the U.S. Does Not Pull Out of Paris Agreement, We're Still in the Worst Possible Climate Change Scenario (11/17/16) [12:35]
*TYT | Trump Strategist: There Are Too Many Asian CEOs (11/17/16) [7:51]
TYT | Why Defeating ISIS Is So Complicated (11/17/16) [8:32]
TYT | Trump Voter's Starbucks Tantrum (11/17/16) [9:12]
RT | Keiser Report: Making America Great Again (E994) (11/17/16) [25:47]<
In this special US Election Day episode of the Keiser Report from New York City, Max and Stacy discuss making America great again... or at least giving it a greater number of states. Will the US soon have a 51st state? Keiser Report looks at the latest election news from Puerto Rico to find out. In the second half, Max interviews Cate Long about the latest on the island's debt crisis.
RT | CrossTalk: Donald and Vladimir (11/18/16) [23:25]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
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*DR | Friday News - Domestic (11/18/16) [1hr]
President-elect Donald Trump selects senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama to be the new Attorney General--this as Trump begins to gather his personal team, making Stephen Bannon his Chief strategist and Reince Priebus Chief of Staff. Hillary Clinton makes her first public address since conceding the White House last week, urging supporters to stay motivated. Senate Democrats pick Senator Chuck Schumer of New York as their next leader. The Affordable Care Act sees a sharp uptick in enrollment, amid fears the law could be repealed under Trump. And veteran broadcast journalist Gwen Ifill passes away at the age of 61. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.
*DR | Friday News - International (11/18/16) [1hr]
President-elect Donald Trump has reportedly asked Michael Flynn, a retired Lieutenant General with a record of controversial statements about Muslims, to be his national security adviser. Barack Obama meets with German Chancellor Merkel and addresses a divided Europe on his last overseas trip as president. Syrian government airstrikes resume in Aleppo. Russia moves to withdraw from the International Criminal Court. And Japan's prime minister meets with Trump. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.
NPR (National Public Radio) - www.npr.org/
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) - pbs.org/
MSNBC - Maddow/Hayes - www.msnbc.com/

Thursday November 17, 2016
News Articles
*Charlie Rose | Bernie Sanders interview (11/15/16) [25:26]

Normalizing the Abnormal: NPR Begins Its Whitewashing of Breitbart's Racism
AlterNet | Kali Holloway | 11/16/16

If you are curious about how racist and anti-Semitic rhetoric, and organizations dedicated to propagating the same are able to slip into the mainstream, do yourself a favor and listen to NPR's Wednesday morning interview with Breitbart senior-editor-at-large Joel Pollak.

NPR apparently felt the need to invite on a Breitbart mouthpiece to put in a good word for Steve Bannon, Donald Trump's newly announced senior policy adviser. Bannon previously led Breitbart, a publication beloved by the so-called alt-right, a loose coalition of white nationalists, "identitarians," neo-Nazis, anti-Semites, racists, and misogynists who were ecstatic over Bannon's appointment. Pollak's segment was a master class in obfuscation and a primer on how to flip the script and turn totally justified accusations of bigotry, misogyny and anti-Semitism into "reverse racism." ... Read more

China To Trump: Climate Change Is Not A Chinese Hoax
*VICE | Our Rising Oceans (VICE on HBO: Season 3, Episode 1) (01/11/16) [43:51]
TIME | A Trump Presidency And The Future Of Climate Change (11/15/16) [2:35]
HP | White House Unveils Bold Climate Change Plan Before Trump Takes Over | article | 11/17/16
HP | Big Business Demands Trump Keep U.S. In Paris Climate Pact | article | 11/17/16

After Running On Economic Populism, Republicans Want To Destroy The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
HP | Ryan Grim | 11/17/16

Senate Republicans are gearing up for an assault on one of the trademark populist achievements of the Obama administration, vowing to take on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

The agency, the brainchild of Elizabeth Warren, back when she was a law professor, was enacted as part of the 2010 Wall Street reform bill. Since then, it has returned nearly $12 billion to 27 million consumers who'd been victims of one predatory scam or another. More than 1 million consumer complaints have been filed with the agency. Targeting the CFPB would seem to be a strange move under President-elect Donald Trump, a populist who won the White House on the back of deep economic anxiety, promising to break the hold the rich and powerful have on Washington. ... Read more

*VICE | Countdown to Extinction | We the People (VICE on HBO: Season 3, Episode 3) (01/15/16) [29:46]
Lewandowski: FBI Decision To Re-Open Clinton Investigation Swung Election | article | 11/17/16
Tells Protesters To 'Respect' Trump's Election Victory | article | 11/17/16
Megyn Kelly Opens Up About Trump, Misogyny During Election | article | 11/17/16
Details Disturbing Trump Threats | article | 11/17/16
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Thursday, November 17 [14:21]
The Jimmy Dore Show
Jimmy Dore | TRUMP & Republicans Are Killling TPP!! (11/15/16) [3:56]
Jimmy Dore | The Neo-liberal Bubble Has Popped! -Jordan Chariton from TYT Politics (11/15/16) [17:23]
TRNN | Michael Hudson on the Orwellian Turn in Contemporary Economics (11/16/16) [15:22]
TYT | Bernie Sanders Gets New Leadership Role (11/16/16) [12:10]
TYT | The One Cool Trick That Could Still Make Hillary Clinton President! (11/16/16) [4:24]
TYT | Trump's Plans For Muslims Are Terrifying (11/16/16) [21:20]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
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*DR | President-Elect Donald Trump's Turbulent Transition And Who's In The Running For Top Positions (11/17/16) [1hr]
President-elect Donald Trump is selecting members of his cabinet. But the transition has been turbulent. Who's in the running for top positions and what Trump's choices could say about how he will lead the country.
*DR | A Conversation With Bestselling Author John Grisham (11/17/16) [1hr]
Author John Grisham has sold nearly 300 million books worldwide. And nine of his novels have been made into movies. But Grisham wasn't always a famous writer: The son of a Mississippi cotton farmer, he became a country lawyer and served in the state legislature. But at night he wrote fiction, and in 1989, published "A Time to Kill." Grisham followed this two years later with "The Firm," which was later made into a hit movie starring Tom Cruise. His latest novel is about a crooked judge, an Indian casino and a young female lawyer determined to get justice. It's already hit number one on the New York Times' best-seller list. Please join us for Diane's conversation with author John Grisham.
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MSNBC - Maddow/Hayes - www.msnbc.com/

Wednesday November 16, 2016
News Articles

Donald Trump's Transition Team, Or Lack Thereof, Is Causing Real Panic
HP | Sam Stein | 11/15/16

The self-proclaimed government outsider is having trouble finding people to run the government.

The primary cause, according to multiple sources, is the revamped leadership structure at Trump's transition offices ? the demotion of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie from the top post and his replacement with Vice President-elect Mike Pence.

On Tuesday morning, for example, the Obama administration alerted the press that it had not yet received a memorandum of understanding signed by Pence, which would legally allow the old and new administrations to begin discussions on how to hand off critical government functions. That document still hadn't arrived by 4:30 p.m., and only later in the evening did a White House official confirm it had been received. The official noted that the language signed by Pence was identical to a memo signed by Christie, making the holdup all the more peculiar. ... Read more

There Is No Trump Pivot - Stomach-Turning Staffing Possibilities
HP | Marina Fang | 11/15/16

Just as they did during his campaign, Republicans insist that President-elect Donald Trump will "pivot" and moderate his proposals and rhetoric when he takes office. But so far, Trump has provided little evidence that confirms this wishful thinking. In the week since his election, he has done more to affirm his core campaign promises than assuage concerns about his presidency, and even his deviations from his campaign platform are not providing solace for his opponents.

Nowhere is that more apparent than in the stomach-turning list of potential Trump Cabinet officials and senior staffers. His pledge to "drain the swamp" has resulted in a slew of lobbyists angling for administration positions, former Goldman Sachs executive Steven Mnuchin rumored as a candidate for treasury secretary and billionaire investor Wilbur Ross as commerce secretary, drawing the ire of progressives like Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). ... Read more

TYT | Trump's Team Fighting Each Other (11/15/16) [17:35]
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TYT | Did Trump Try To Give His Kids Top Secret Clearance? (11/15/16) [5:25]
TYT | Trump To Appoint Complete Lunatic To Crucial Office (11/15/16) [11:34]
TYT | Republicans Grovel At Trump's Feet (11/15/16) [8:11]

Donald Trump's Trying to Give His Kids Top Secret Security Clearance, Making Sure His Conflicts of Interest Are Extra Bold
AlterNet | Simon Maloy / Salon | 11/15/16

We're not even a week into the still-indigestible reality of President-elect Donald Trump and the incoming administration is already up to its armpits in conflicts of interest, internal squabbling, heavy-handed recriminations, and absurdist incompetence.

To pick out just one representative example of all this is difficult given that the Trump transition is predictably shaping up to be a vast substrate for corruption and scandal, but if forced, I'm going to have to go with the report that Trump wanted to give his adult children top secret security clearances. ... Read more

Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Wednesday, November 16 [10:34]
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Stephen Colbert | Bernie Sanders: The Democrats Have To Become A Grassroots Party, Part 1 (11/15/16) [5:20], Part 2 [5:38]
Stephen Colbert | Steve Bannon And Reince Priebus Are The New Odd Couple (11/15/16) [1:10]
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
*Trevor Noah | Trevor Noah: South African President Jacob Zuma Provides Hints For Trump Administration (11/15/16) [11:40]
TRNN | Democratic Party Sabotoged Sanders, Best Chance to Beat Trump (11/15/16) [8:19]
TRNN | Filmmaker Greg Palast says: Presidential Polls Were Off the Mark Because of Voter Suppression (11/16/16) [19:48]
TRNN | "White Supremacist, Anti-Semitic, Islamophobe" Stephen Bannon as Trump's Chief Strategist (11/14/16) [10:12]
TYT | Elizabeth Warren Goes On Warpath Against Establishment (11/15/16) [8:29]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
ThomHartmann | Trump: A Nightmare Scenario for Progressives & the Country (11/15/16) [12:05]
ThomHartmann | Did Americans Just Vote Away Our Safety Net? (11/15/16) [9:02]
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*DR | The Power Of Fake News And Personalized Social Media Feeds (11/16/16) [1hr]
Some say the deep divisions among voters in the 2016 campaign were exacerbated by fake news and personalized social media feeds: The demise of civic information and new efforts to build a better environment for news.
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Tuesday November 15, 2016
News Articles

American Empire in Chaos: Is Trump the Ultimate Blowback From Our Never Ending Wars?
AlterNet | Tom Engelhardt / TomDispatch | 11/13/16

The one thing you could say about empires is that, at or near their height, they have always represented a principle of order as well as domination. So here's the confounding thing about the American version of empire in the years when this country was often referred to as "the sole superpower," when it was putting more money into its military than the next 10 nations combined: it's been an empire of chaos.

Back in September 2002, Amr Moussa, then head of the Arab League, offered a warning I've never forgotten. The Bush administration's intention to invade Iraq and topple its ruler, Saddam Hussein, was already obvious. Were they to take such a step, Moussa insisted, it would "open the gates of hell." His prediction turned out to be anything but hyperbole -- and those gates have never again closed.

From the moment of the invasion of Afghanistan in October 2001, in fact, everything the U.S. military touched in these years has turned to dust. Nations across the Greater Middle East and Africa collapsed under the weight of American interventions or those of its allies, and terror movements, one grimmer than the next, spread in a remarkably unchecked fashion. Afghanistan is now a disaster zone; Yemen, wracked by civil war ... Read more

What President Elect Donald Trump's EPA Transition Team Leader Thinks About Climate Change

Dakota Access Pipeline Standoff
Lucian Read Video: Mni Wiconi ("Water is Life" in the Sioux language) (11/15/16) [8:26]

This Gorgeous Short Film Takes Us to the Heart of the Dakota Access Pipeline Standoff
MotherJones | Wes Enzinna | 11/15/16

... Premiering here, Read's latest short film, Mni Wiconi: The Standing at Standing Rock, turns a camera on the plight of Native Americans, a group that has been neglected and wronged perhaps more than any other in this nation. "We were thinking of ways to continue the America Divided project with groups that weren't included in that series," Read says. "And I'd especially been thinking about poverty and inequality in Indian country." ... Read more

Chomsky: Trump's Win Puts Govt in the Hands of the 'Most Dangerous Organization in World History'
AlterNet | Tom Boggioni / Raw Story | 11/14/16

Chomsky warns of a president who "could exploit the fear and anger that has long been boiling in much of the society, and who could direct it away from the actual agents of malaise to vulnerable targets."

In an interview with TruthOut, political theorist Noam Chomsky warned the choice of Donald Trump will put the world at risk, saying the policy-adverse president-elect may let the Republican party run amok.

"On November 8, the most powerful country in world history, which will set its stamp on what comes next, had an election," Chomsky said. "The outcome placed total control of the government -- executive, Congress, the Supreme Court -- in the hands of the Republican Party, which has become the most dangerous organization in world history." ... Read more

Breitbart's Greatest Hit (Pieces): Some Of The Website's Most Disgusting Headlines
HP | Willa Frej | 11/14/16

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The VIX Is Dead: According To The BIS, This Is The New "Fear Indicator"
ZeroHedge | author | 11/15/16

Over the past few years, one of the recurring themes on this website has been an ongoing discussion of how the VIX has lost its predictive value as a market risk indicator. This culminated recently with a note by Russel Clark who explained in clear term why the "VIX is now broken." Today, in a fascinating note Hyun Song Shin, head of research at the Bank for International Settlements, the "central banks' central bank" has agreed with the increasingly prevailing conventional wisdom that the VIX is no longer the world's fear barometer. Instead, Shin believes that the world's most traded currency is now the true fear gauge: the US Dollar. ... Read more

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Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Tuesday, November 15 [11:36]
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
"Donald Trump is assembling a White House staff, now that Barack Obama has told him that's a thing, Part 1 (11/14/16) [4:17], Part 2 [4:48]
Interview with Jon Stewart
Live Taping of "The Axe Files" with Jon Stewart, hosted by David Axelrod (11/09/16) [1:16:48]
28:00 Stewart absolutely nails the problem Hillary had in interviews, speeches and debates. She was trying to be something she isn't, and it showed. It doesn't matter how much you're right about the issues - if you come across as inauthentic people are less likely to trust you.
53:48-56:16 Q&A
TRNN | Students Stage Walkouts to Join Growing Trump Protests Nationwide (11/14/16) [2:48]
TYT | Trump To Appoint White Supremecist To Made-Up Post (11/14/16) [15:30]
RT | CrossTalk: Trumponomics (E993) (11/15/16) [25:45]
Max and Stacy address the policy vacuum of the President-elect by guessing what his policy toward fracking might be. If he wants to 'save coal', as he claims, it is fracking (a policy pushed by Hillary Clinton) that hurt coal mining more than environmental regulations. They also look at the false promise of genetically modified crops. In the second half Max continues his interview with Dr. Michael Hudson about what went wrong for Hillary.
RT | Putin, Trump hold first phone conversation since election (11/14/16) [8:18]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
*ThomHartmann | Economist Dr. Richard Wolff Says: Will Trump Stand Up To Big Business, GOP, Dems & China on Trade? (11/14/16) [11:48]
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*DR | A Look At What Trump Can And Cannot Do On His Signature Campaign Promises (11/15/16) [1hr]
The president of the United States has a lot of authority over the government. Selecting cabinet members, signing executive orders, nominating Supreme Court justices. But the president also faces constraints from Congress, the Constitution, the courts and existing laws. In the next hour, we look at some of president-elect Donald Trump's signature campaign promises and explore what he can and cannot do. He could direct the Department of Homeland Security to ramp up deportations, for example. But building a wall along the Mexican border would require funding from Congress. Guest host Susan Page and a panel of guests discuss executive authority and its limits.
*DR | The Future Of The Republican Party (11/15/16) [1hr]
In January a Republican president -- Donald Trump -- will assume office and Republicans will keep control of the House and Senate. But some analysts warn that the future of the GOP is in jeopardy. The campaign exposed deep fissures within the party. Several leading Republicans declared they would not vote for Trump. He lost the popular vote. His base contains a large share of disaffected voters who rallied around his promise to "make America great again." Whether Trump can fulfill that promise could determine if they stick with him. Join guest host Susan Page for a look at what's ahead for the Republican Party.
*Aljazeera | TechKnow - From a monster El Nino to climate change, TechKnow investigates the cause and effect of the current climate chaos. (11/13/16) [23:37]
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Monday November 14, 2016
News Articles
*60 Minutes | President-elect Trump speaks to a divided country (11/13/16) [39:42]
DN | From the First African-American President to One Supported by the Ku Klux Klan: Trump Wins in Upset (11/09/16) [6:00]
CNN | Michael Moore Says Bernie Sanders Would Be President If Democrats Had Listened To The People! (11/10/16) [12:27]
*RT | Peter Lavelle interviews Dr. Ron Paul (11/11/16) [22:06]
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*DR | The Future Of The Affordable Care Act In A Trump Administration (11/14/16) [1hr]
Republicans in Congress have voted more than 50 times to repeal the Affordable Care Act without success. Now, they have an ally in President-elect Donald Trump, who promised on the campaign trail to "repeal and replace" the law. But over the weekend, Trump seemed to soften his stance. He told the Wall Street Journal he would consider leaving in place some provisions, including one that prohibits insurers from denying coverage for pre-existing conditions. Guest host Susan Page and guests discuss the future of President Obama's signature legislation in a Trump administration and with a Republican congress.
*DR | After A Trump Victory, What's Next For The Democratic Party? (11/14/16) [1hr]
This weekend, Hillary Clinton blamed her surprising election loss in part on FBI Director James Comey. Days before the election, he had revived an inquiry into her use of a private email server while secretary of state. But analysts see a more fundamental problem. They say the Democratic Party has lost touch with white working class voters--the group that ultimately lifted Donald Trump to the White House. Now, Democrats need to reach out to alienated Americans and champion causes like jobs and trade they say could help the party win the White House in 2020.

Donald Trump's Transition Team Is a Sordid New Swamp of Lobbyists, Donors, Family and Republican Retreads
AlterNet | Gary Legum / Salon | 11/14/16

Trump's transition team is revealed as a brand-new bog of cronyism and influence peddling.

One could almost feel sorry for Chris Christie, if that dignity train had not left the station months ago. Tapped to lead Donald Trump's transition team after he was passed over in favor of Mike Pence for the vice presidential slot on the Republican ticket, Christie was replaced as head of the transition team on Friday by ... Mike Pence.

The move is unsurprising for two reasons: For one, Pence is a former congressman who served with some of Capitol Hill's current leaders. The New York Times reported that, with the campaign -- along with most of the rest of the civilized world -- caught somewhat off-guard by Trump's surprise win, there was a need to ramp the process up quickly. That means letting Pence and his closest aides tap contacts throughout Washington for help, contacts that Christie likely lacks. ... Read more

The Big Trump Media Story: Bannon and a Crew of Dangerous Propagandists Are in the Cockpit of National Power
AlterNet | Thom Hartmann | 11/14/16

Get ready for a media shitstorm. Steve Bannon, Michael Savage and Alex Jones (among others) are now in the cockpit of national power, while the nation's major newspapers and television networks are doing their very best to "normalize" avowed bigot and fascist (using Mussolini's definition of the word) Donald Trump. Bannon is Trump's chief adviser. And as Salon reports, even the right-wing sympathists at AIPAC are "apopleptic" about Trump working with a man who as editor of the alt-right Breitbart "news" site called "conservative commentator Bill Kristol ... a 'renegade Jew' and Washington Post columnist Anne Applebaum... 'a Polish, Jewish, American elitist scorned.' ... Bannon's ex-wife has even testified in court that Bannon has 'said he doesn't like Jews' and didn't want his children to go to school with Jews." Read more

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Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Monday, November 14 [14:39]
LastWeekTonight with John Oliver
*John Oliver | President-Elect Trump (11/13/16) [29:00]
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
*Stephen Colbert | Trump And Obama, Sitting In DC, A-W-K-W-A-R-D (11/11/16) [15:09]
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
*Samantha Bee | We've been through all the stages of grief in the past 24 hours. Next up: nasty women assemble. (11/10/16) [7:41]
Samantha Bee | Trump had a policy shop? Yeah, we didn't believe it either. (11/10/16) [6:00]
60 Minutes
*60 Minutes | President-elect Trump speaks to a divided country (11/13/16) [39:42] *TRNN | Climate Scientist Michael Mann: Trump's Policies Are 'Game Over' for Our Climate (11/13/16) [13:45]
TRNN | Repeal of Obamacare Could Leave 20 Million Americans Without Insurance (11/13/16) [15:42]
TRNN | Historian Gerald Horne Interview: Trump Foreign Policy Team will Target Iran (11/13/16) [21:39]
*TYT | Cenk Explaining The Forces Behind The Election A Week Ahead Of Time (11/13/16) [5:15]
TYT | Trump Eyes Bush-Era Torture Architect For CIA Head (11/13/16) [6:55]
TYT | The Very Real Threat Of A Trump Dictatorship (11/11/16) [7:01]
TYT | Obama About To Declare Open Season On Standing Rock Water (11/11/16) [9:20]
RT | Keiser Report: Winners & Losers (E991) (11/10/16) [25:50]
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Friday November 11, 2016
News Articles
Donald Trump Didn't WIN the Presidency, Hillary Clinton LOST It.
No, Trump Can't Appoint His Kids To His Cabinet

Donald Trump's Proposed Cabinet Would Bring Some Fringe Figures In From The Cold
HP | Amanda Terkel | 11/10/16

Not to mention his potential appointees are pretty much all white men.

So far, the names being floated for a Donald Trump administration largely have one thing in common: They're men. And for the most part, they're white men. BuzzFeed obtained one list of 41 names under consideration for Cabinet and top White House positions. Of those, only six are women. In other news stories listing potential appointees, no women are named.

Many of them are also fringe figures -- people who have never been in government or who have been out of government for some time and are itching to get back in.
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*List of Potential Trump Cabinet Nominees:
Attorney General:
Gov. Chris Christie
Attorney General Pam Bondi
Sen. Jeff Sessions
Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani

Secretary of Commerce:
Christie
Former Nucor CEO Dan DiMicco
Businessman Lew Eisenberg
Former Gov. Mike Huckabee
Sen. David Perdue
Former Sen. Jim Talent

Agriculture Secretary:
Gov. Sam Brownback
Nat Council of Farmer Coop Chuck Conner
Gov. Dave Heineman
Texas Agricultural Comm Sid Miller
Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue

Secretary of Education:
Ben Carson
Hoover Institution fellow William Evers

Secretary of Energy:
Venture Capitalist Robert Grady
Businessman Harold Hamm

Secretary of Health and Human Services:
Former New Jersey state Sen. Rich Bagger
Ben Carson
Newt Gingrich
Gov. Rick Scott

Secretary of Homeland Security:
Christie
Sheriff David Clarke
Secretary of the Interior:
Gov. Jan Brewer
Gov. Mary Fallin
Grady
Hamm
Oil Executive Forrest Lucas
Rep. Cynthia Lummis
Former Gov. Sarah Palin

Secretary of Defense:
Former Gen. Mike Flynn
Stephen Hadley
Rep. Duncan Hunter Jr.
Sessions
Former Sen. Jim Talent

Secretary of State:
John Bolton
Sen. Bob Corker
Gingrich

Treasury Secretary:
Rep. Jeb Hensarling
Businessman Carl Icahn
Banker Steven Mnuchin

Chief of Staff:
Reince Priebus

Director of Office of Management and Budget:
Sessions

Secretary of Labor:
EEOC Commissioner Victoria Lipnic

Veterans Affairs:
Rep. Jeff Miller

White House Counsel:
Donald McGahn

As Obama Spoke On Trump's Win, The Faces Of White House Staffers Said It All
HP | JamesMichael Nichols | 11/10/16

On Wednesday, however, the White House staff, along with the rest of America, listened as Obama discussed the election results in a televised address. And their faces said it all. ... Read more

*Jimmy Dore & TYT | Donald Trump Defeats Hillary Clinton -- Why She Lost & What's Next? (11/09/16) [14:30]

The Democratic Party Has Exploded
HP | Zach Carter | 11/11/16

The Democratic Party exploded Tuesday night. There will be months of finger-pointing and internal reprisals over exactly what Democrats should have done differently. But the shocking thoroughness of the defeat is plain. Donald Trump ? a man who opened his presidential campaign by calling Mexicans "rapists" ? bested Mitt Romney's share of the Latino vote by 8 percentage points. He performed better among black voters than his 2012 predecessor, and he swept four Rust Belt states that President Barack Obama carried twice ? Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin ? under a harsher economy than we face today. Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, which should matter, but does not. ...

... Obama also glued together two otherwise hostile ideological factions within the Democratic Party. Time magazine hailed him as the second coming of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, while he declared himself a member of the corporate-friendly, free-trading New Democrat coalition. Millions of Americans who love Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) also love Obama. So do well-heeled technocrats who admire President Bill Clinton and economist Larry Summers. ... Read more

Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Thursday, November 10 [9:50]
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Friday, November 11 [9:19]
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Stephen Colbert | Don't Move To Canada Just Yet (11/09/16) [16:22]
Showtime Stephen Colbert | Signs Off on the 2016 Presidential Election (11/08/16) [9:32]
Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Trevor Noah | The 2016 Election Wrap-Up (11/10/16) [6:39]
*TRNN | Why Did So Many Workers Join the Wealthy in Voting for Trump? (11/10/16) [40:42]
*TRNN | Chris Hedges: Trump Will Crush Dissent With Even Greater Violence and Savagery (11/10/16) [8:45]
TRNN | Chris Hedges: The Surrender of the Liberal Left to Neoliberalism Gave Us Proto-fascism (11/10/16) [11:07]
TYT | Russia Brags About Influencing Election (11/10/16) [6:34]
TYT | Trump IMMEDIATELY Backpedals On Wall And More... (11/10/16) [9:16]
RT | Keiser Report: Winners & Losers (E991) (11/10/16) [25:50]
Max and Stacy report from outside the Javits Center, where Hillary Clinton took the stage at the event that she and most pollsters and media thought would celebrate her victory. What went wrong? Former North Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Randy Voller tells Keiser Report that Hillary failed to bring in the working class vote. Author and former banker Mitch Feierstein suggests it was her alleged corruption. And credit analyst and Trump supporter Chris Whalen says that, in the end, Hillary just didn't have the message that resonated with voters and it was Trump who had momentum and message.
RT | "There was movement towards WWIII with Russia": World awaits Trump's future policy on Middle East (11/10/16) [10:26]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
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*DR | Friday News - Domestic (11/11/16) [1hr]
The Friday News Roundup: Donald Trump defeats Hillary Clinton in one of the biggest political upsets in American history. Republicans keep control of the House and Senate. And Democrats try to understand the populist wave that led to their defeat.
*DR | Friday News - International (11/11/16) [1hr]
World leaders convey congratulations after Donald Trump's victory in the U.S. presidential election -- but also uncertainty over the potential impact on alliances and trade pacts. China has moved to hinder two pro-democracy legislators from taking their seats in Hong Kong. A top Chinese security official was elected president of Interpol, the global police agency. And this evening Venezuela's government and opposition rivals are set to resume Vatican-mediated talks on the nation's ongoing crisis. A panel of journalists joins guest host Tom Gjelten for analysis of the week's top international news stories.
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Thursday November 10, 2016
News Articles
Donald Trump Didn't WIN the Presidency, Hillary Clinton LOST It.
*TYT | What Trump Will Do In His First Hundred Days (11/09/16) [8:14]
TYT | Trump Team Already Bragging About Enemies List (11/09/16) [4:30]

Democrats, Trump, and the Ongoing, Dangerous Refusal to Learn the Lesson of Brexit
TheIntercept.com | Glenn Greenwald | 10/09/16

THE PARALLELS BETWEEN the U.K.'s shocking approval of the Brexit referendum in June and the U.S.' even more shocking election of Donald Trump as president last night are overwhelming. Elites (outside of populist right-wing circles) aggressively unified across ideological lines in opposition to both. Supporters of Brexit and Trump were continually maligned by the dominant media narrative (validly or otherwise) as primitive, stupid, racist, xenophobic, and irrational. In each case, journalists who spend all day chatting with one another on Twitter and congregating in exclusive social circles in national capitals -- constantly re-affirming their own wisdom in an endless feedback loop -- were certain of victory. Afterward, the elites whose entitlement to prevail was crushed devoted their energies to blaming everyone they could find except for themselves, while doubling down on their unbridled contempt for those who defied them, steadfastly refusing to examine what drove their insubordination. ... Read more

DONALD TRUMP WILL BE PRESIDENT. THIS IS WHAT WE DO NEXT.
TheIntercept.com | Jon Schwarz | 10/09/16

It's not hyperbole to say the United States, and in fact the world, will need some luck to get out of this one alive. So let's concentrate on making our own luck.

The people who run America have constructed a political system that's like a glitchy killer robot, one even they can't control anymore.

Working as designed it murders African Americans and pregnant women and opioid addicts. The Iraq War was a minor hiccup that caused it to obliterate a country, several thousand Americans, and hundreds of thousands of people all around the world. The housing bubble was a more serious bug that liquidated hundreds of thousands more from the poorer half of the rich world.

But with Donald Trump, for perhaps the first time, the robot totally ignored the commands of its creators and now has everyone in its crosshairs. ... Read more

Is This the Death of the Democratic Party? The Death of the Liberal Media? And by the Way, Bernie Would Have Won.

*In Donald Trump's Cabinet From Hell, Corporatism and Cronyism Run Rampant -- and Sarah Palin May Be There, Too
AlterNet | Brendan Gauthier / Salon | 11/09/16

President-elect Donald Trump started hinting at his cabinet picks long before he received the Republican nomination. This past weekend, sources gave NBC News a teaser list of potential front-runners. NBC News reported:

Among the names being considered, according to conversations with three campaign advisers who requested anonymity to speak freely: Rudy Giuliani for attorney general, Newt Gingrich for secretary of state, retired Lt. Gen Michael Flynn for defense secretary or national security adviser, Trump finance chairman Steve Mnuchin for Treasury secretary, and Republican National Committee finance chair Lew Eisenberg for commerce secretary. ... Read more

Trump Said To Consider Jamie Dimon For Treasury Secretary; Dimon Not Interested
ZeroHedge | author | 11/10/16

According to CNBC, in addition to former Goldman and Soros employee, Steven Mnuchin, Trump advisors are also considering JPM CEO Jamie Dimon for the Treasury post ... Read more

Rudy Giuliani Addresses Hillary Pardon - "President Obama Should Leave It To The System"
ZeroHedge | author | 11/10/16

"I don't like to see America become a country in which we prosecute people, you know, about politics. On the other hand, there are deep and disturbing issues there in which if you don't investigate them..." ... Read more

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Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Wednesday, November 09 [14:30]
DN | Lee Fang: Donald Trump Recruits Corporate Lobbyists to Select His Future Administration (11/09/16) [2:40]
Donald Trump may have run as an economic populist, but journalist Lee Fang examines how he has surrounded himself by corporate lobbyists. Fang reports in The Intercept that Trump's transition team includes Michael Catanzaro, a lobbyist for Koch Industries and the Walt Disney Company; Eric Ueland, who previously lobbied for Goldman Sachs; and William Palatucci, whose lobbying firm represents Aetna and Verizon.
DN | In Trump White House, Will Mike Pence Become the Most Powerful Vice President in History? (11/09/16) [15:17]
According to The New York Times, Donald Trump's son called John Kasich's adviser before the Republican National Convention asking if the governor wanted to be "the most powerful vice president in history." Kasich was told he would be in charge of both domestic and foreign policy. As for Donald Trump's role, his son reportedly said he would be simply "making America great again." What does this mean for Mike Pence's role as VP? We look at his record as Indiana governor.
DN | If Bernie Won Democratic Primary, Would We Now Be Looking at a Sanders Presidency? (11/09/16) [6:14]
On election night, Republican Donald Trump claimed victories in battleground states where Democrat Bernie Sanders's campaign found enthusiastic support during the primary. We speak with The Intercept's Lee Fang and Linda Sarsour, Muslim Democratic activist and former Bernie Sanders campaign surrogate, on the outcome of Tuesday's election if Sanders had won the Democratic nomination.
TRNN | Nomi Prins discuss: How Neoliberalism Helped Create Trumpism (11/09/16) [17:09]
TRNN | Tom Ferguson discusses: 'Wall Street Plus Identity Politics' Formula is Over for the Democrats (11/09/16) [12:12]
TYT | ALMOST Everyone Was Wrong About The Election (11/09/16) [9:55]
RT | John Pilger: 'The truth is... there was no one to vote for' (11/09/16) [28:12]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
How Liberals Got It So Wrong (11/09/16) [28:29]
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*DR | From Populist Wave To The White House: Deep American Divisions And The Transition Ahead (11/10/16) [1hr]
Exit polls say around 62% of the electorate thinks America is on the wrong track. As a populist wave sweeps the country, a look at the presidential transition ahead.
*DR | What Trump's Victory Might Mean For America's Place In The World (11/10/16) [1hr]
Promises to upend international engagement, U-S trade and immigration policy were central to Donald Trump's campaign. What Trump's win may mean for America's role in the world.
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Wednesday November 09, 2016
News Articles
TYT | Trump's Victory Speech. (11/09/16) [15:35]
TYT | Who Will Be In Trump's Cabinet (11/09/16) [6:59]
TYT | We Just Gave America To A Fascist (11/09/16) [12:54]
TYT | Establishment Never Saw It Coming (11/09/16) [7:32]
Trump supporters break into chants of "lock her up" at New York Hilton party

Stunned Global Markets Wake Up To President Trump
ZeroHedge | author | 11/09/16

As it dawned on markets that they had been caught dead wrong for the second time in half a year, first with Brexit and then with the historic election of Donald Trump, their reaction was identical: a slow selloff at first, followed by a furious dump, which led to a limit down halt in NASDAQ and Emini future trading. However, turbulence calmed as investors reassessed the effects of Donald Trump's surprise victory in the U.S. presidential election. ... Read more

Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims.

Now That Trump Won: 10 Plagues Unearthed by This Election We Need to Face
AlterNet | Don Hazen, Kali Holloway, Steven Rosenfeld, Adele M. Stan, Janet Allon, Jan Frel | 11/09/16

The clash between Trump and Clinton slit open the underbelly of America, out of which has oozed a toxic stew. Old, familiar race hatred and anti-Semitism have reemerged, newly swathed in the cloak of the "alt-right." Misogyny has proved its enduring electoral strength. Anti-immigrant hysteria, ironically, has given validity to anti-American policy proposals. With Trump at the lead, all this has been married with old-fashioned fear-mongering, racial profiling, and contempt and disdain for the "other" -- be they Muslims, people of color, the handicapped or journalists just trying to do their jobs.

The U.S. was a divided and traumatized place before the election, but the coarseness of this campaign has made the environment more polluted. White Christians and working-class white men feel threatened by a world they see as passing them by. Their fear and anger has made them easy pickings for extreme right-wing media outlets including Breitbart, Alex Jones and far worse actors. Trump, whose presidential aspirations were built on the lies of his "birther" claims, embraced a number of their wildest conspiracies. ... Read more

FBI Director James Comey Had Trump-Pence Campaign Sign in Front of His House in Connecticut
More News

  1. IT'S TRUMP! STUNNING OUTSIDER VICTORY FOR 45TH PRESIDENT (AP)
  2. Trump Surges to Stunning Victory (WSJ)
  3. Trump takes the White House in stunning upset (Reuters)
  4. Trump Pledges to Rebuild America (WSJ)
  5. 'Deplorables' Rise Up to Reshape America (WSJ)
  6. Trump, as Outsider, Broke Every Rule on Road to Victory (WSJ)
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Stephen Colbert | Stephen Colbert hosted a live election night "Late Show" on ShowTime (11/09/16) [9:30]
Stephen Colbert | Trump Begins: The Dawn Of The Donald (11/09/16) [3:51]
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Trevor Noah | tries to make sense of Donald Trump's surprising lead over Hillary Clinton. (11/09/16) [11:11]
TRNN | Panelists join Paul Jay to discuss: A Wake Up Call For People in America (11/09/16) [10:15]
TRNN | Panelists join Paul Jay to discuss: the future of independent politics under a Trump presidency (11/09/16) [10:40]
RT | CrossTalk: Trump's Triumph! (11/09/16) [24:07]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
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*DR | 2016 Election Analysis: Donald Trump Wins The Presidency (11/09/16) [1hr]
Donald Trump was elected the nation's 45th president last night. What exit polls and results by region suggest about priorities and challenges for the next administration.
*DR | Analysis Of The 2016 Congressional Election Results (11/09/16) [1hr]
Analysis of the 2016 House and Senate election results. Diane and a panel of guests discuss key races across the country, and what the balance of power in Congress means for the new president and Washington gridlock.
NPR (National Public Radio) - www.npr.org/
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) - pbs.org/
MSNBC - Maddow/Hayes - www.msnbc.com/
Other Videos and Documentaries I Ran Across
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Tuesday November 04, 2016
News Articles
TYT | The Young Turks Election Day Coverage 2016 (LIVE) (11/08/16) []
TYT | Did Trump Target Jewish People In His Last Ad? (11/07/16) [7:25]

50 Far-Right-Wing Proposals from the 2016 GOP Platform That Would Be on Trump's Desk If Elected President
AlterNet | Steven Rosenfeld | 11/06/16

Most voters have heard enough about Donald Trump's plans for the presidency, but what about the rest of the Republican Party?

Before Trump turned the Republican nominating contest into a battle of boasts and bullying, right-wing extremists had dominated the party. Their platform, not surprisingly, goes even further to the right than what's even been heard from Trump as he promises to build a wall along the Mexican border and embrace the religious right's long-held tenets opposing abortion, LGBT rights and more. The GOP 2016 platform would make Christianity the official American religion, English the official American language, replace sex education with abstinence-only advice for teenagers, privatize almost all areas of federal services, cut taxes and regulations for the rich and titans of industry, and impose a belligerent foreign policy and military build-up. ...

  1. Tax cuts for the rich
  2. Deregulate the banks
  3. Stop consumer protection
  4. Repeal environmental laws
  5. Shrink unions and union labor
  6. Privatize federal railway service
  7. No change in federal minimum wage
  8. Cut government salaries and benefits
  9. 10. Appoint anti-LGBT and anti-Obamacare justices
  10. Legalize anti-LGBT discrimination
  11. Make Christianity a national religion
  12. Loosen campaign finance loopholes and dark money
  13. Loosen gun controls nationwide
  14. Pass an anti-choice constitutional amendment
  15. End federal funding for Planned Parenthood
  16. Allow states to shut down abortion clinics
  17. Oppose stem cell scientific research
  18. Oppose executive branch policy making
  19. Oppose efforts to end the electoral college
  20. Require citizenship documents to register to vote
  21. Ignore undocumented immigrants when drawing congressional districts
  22. No labeling of GMO ingredients in food products
  23. Add work requirements to welfare and cut food stamps
  24. Open America's shores to more oil and gas drilling
  25. Build the Keystone XL Pipeline
  26. Expand fracking and burying nuclear waste
  27. No tax on carbon products
  28. Ignore global climate change agreements
  29. Privatize Medicare, the health plan for seniors
  30. Turn Medicaid, the poor's health plan, over to states
  31. No increasing Social Security benefits by taxing the rich
  32. Repeal Obamacare
  33. Give internet service providers monopoly control
  34. Make English the official U.S. language
  35. No amnesty for undocumented immigrants
  36. Build a border wall to keep immigrants out
  37. Require government verification of citizenship of all workers
  38. Penalize cities that give sanctuary to migrants
  39. Puerto Rico should be a state but not Washington DC
  40. Support traditional marriage but no other families
  41. Privatize government services in the name of fighting poverty
  42. Require bible study in public schools
  43. Replace traditional public schools with privatized options
  44. Replace sex education with abstinence-only approaches
  45. Privatize student loans instead of lowering interest rates
  46. Restore the death penalty
  47. Dramatically increase Pentagon budget
  48. Cancel Iran nuclear treaty and expand nuclear arsenal
  49. Reaffirm support for Israel and slam sanctions movement
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Repulican Platform 2016.pdf
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Stephen Colbert | Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert for a timely reminder of the importance of casting your vote (11/07/16) [11:25]
Stephen Colbert | Cartoon Donald Trump Can No Longer Tweet (11/08/16) [1:11]
Stephen Colbert | Anthony Weiner's Penis Might Destroy Two Political Careers (11/01/16) [11:03]
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Samantha Bee | Sam traveled to Russia to see the future of American journalism. (11/07/16) [7:05]
Samantha Bee | Samantha Bee officially endorsement of the baddest bitch ever to run for president. (11/07/16) [7:48]
Samantha Bee | Samantha Bee Interviews Russia's Own Trump. (11/07/16) [4:57]
Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Trevor Noah | ELECTION DAY 2016: FEEL THE RUSH (11/07/16) [1:01]
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Tuesday, November 08 [11:49]
LastWeekTonight by John Oliver
John Oliver | Multilevel Marketing (11/07/16) [31:57]
*TRNN | Bruce Dixon and Bill Curry debate whether Trump or Clinton is the greater danger (11/07/16) [30:00]
*Is Pence the Next Cheney? (11/07/16) [16:30]
Allan Nairn says that Trump's VP Pence was a close ally of Cheney in Congress and holds the same foreign policy views; Amber Stearns says Pence is allied with the religious right in Indiana and is a climate change denier.
*TYT | Clinton Foundation Received BIG Check From This Qatar. (11/07/16) [7:14]
The Clinton Foundation has confirmed it accepted a $1 million gift from Qatar while Hillary Clinton was U.S. secretary of state without informing the State Department, even though she had promised to let the agency review new or significantly increased support from foreign governments.

Qatari officials pledged the money in 2011 to mark the 65th birthday of Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton's husband, and sought to meet the former U.S. president in person the following year to present him the check, according to an email from a foundation official to Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign chairman, John Podesta. The email, among thousands hacked from Podesta's account, was published last month by WikiLeaks.

Clinton signed an ethics agreement governing her family's globe-straddling foundation in order to become secretary of state in 2009. The agreement was designed to increase transparency to avoid appearances that U.S. foreign policy could be swayed by wealthy donors.
TYT | Trump Loses His Main Weapon (11/07/16) [3:36]
TYT | Veteran On Backlash From Viral Letter To Trump (11/07/16) [7:09]
RT | Picking next 'tin-pot' for America (E990) (11/08/16) [25:47]
Max talks to the people of New York by visiting Times Square and finds not only a divided electorate but a colourful and . . . sometimes angry one. In the second half Max talks to Chris Whalen about his reasons for voting for Trump and whether or not a Clinton 2.0 would actually be a Nixon 2.0.
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
ThomHartmann | Comey... The Man Everyone Hates (11/07/16) [12:06]
ThomHartmann | Has the FBI/Comey Been in Contact w/Trumpland? (older 11/04/16) [12:05]
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*DR | How Misinformation Has Shaped The 2016 Presidential Race (11/08/16) [1hr]
In this presidential election, we've had more access to information than ever before. Eighty-one percent of all adults get some of their news online; 72 percent from their phones, according to Pew Research. But in many ways, it's also become more difficult to discern fact from fiction. Today's media landscape is littered with fake news sites, hyper-partisan Facebook pages and unverified Twitter accounts. They've fooled even seasoned journalists into reporting information that is false. And on social media, what we watch, hear and read increasingly comes from self-curated spaces that reflect views of like-minded social networks. How much do voters still care about the facts? And how does the media defend them? Diane and a panel discuss how misinformation has shaped this presidential race.
NPR (National Public Radio) - www.npr.org/
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) - pbs.org/
MSNBC - Maddow/Hayes - www.msnbc.com/
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Monday November 07, 2016
News Articles

Trump Vs. Clinton: A Review Of The Latest Polls Heading Into Election Day
ZeroHedge | author | 11/07/16

With voting set to get underway in less than 24 hours, we thought it appropriate to provide a recap of where the final polls stand nationally and in the key swing states across the country. While it's unclear what impact Comey's latest announcement to clear Hillary, yet again, will have on the election results, here's what the latest polls predict prior to factoring in the latest FBI news which, if anything, would provide a positive impact for Hillary. The latest national polls are mixed with the ABC / Washington Post poll showing a 4-point lead for Hillary. Read more

TYT | "It's Time to Grab America by the Pussy and Make it Great Again" (11/05/16) [3:38]
*TYT | The REAL Reason For War In Syria (11/06/16) [6:05]

Syria: Another Pipeline War
EcoWatch | Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. | older 02/25/16)

A Pipeline War !

... In their view, our war against Bashar Assad did not begin with the peaceful civil protests of the Arab Spring in 2011. Instead it began in 2000 when Qatar proposed to construct a $10 billion, 1,500km pipeline through Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria and Turkey. ...

... Of course, the Russians, who sell 70 percent of their gas exports to Europe, viewed the Qatar/Turkey pipeline as an existential threat. In Putin's view, the Qatar pipeline is a NATO plot to change the status quo, deprive Russia of its only foothold in the Middle East, strangle the Russian economy and end Russian leverage in the European energy market. In 2009, Assad announced that he would refuse to sign the agreement to allow the pipeline to run through Syria "to protect the interests of our Russian ally." ... Read more
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*TYT | Are the critics right, is Goldman Sachs actually evil? (11/06/16) [9:17]
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CNN Anderson Cooper | Anderson Cooper interviews Kellyanne Conway, Calls her AND Trump out on Hypocrisy (11/06/16) [13:46]
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Monday, November 07 [12:41]
*DN | Michael Moore: If Elected, Donald Trump Would Be "Last President of the United States" (11/07/16) [10:20]
To see an hour of the above interview look at DemocracyNow for Friday 11/04/16.
*TRNN | The Empire Files: Abby Martin Exposes John Podesta (Hillary Clinton's Campaign Manager) (11/05/16) [23:50]
TYT | Donald Trump's Dirty Laundry (11/06/16) [12:06]
*TYT | Elizabeth Warren For Treasury Secretary! (11/06/16) [8:51]
TYT | Poll: Vast Majority Think Media Is Biased Toward One Candidate (11/06/16) [5:48]
TYT | 2016 Election PREDICTION. What Will Happen After? (11/06/16) [6:28]
RT | Secret World of US Election: Julian Assange talks to John Pilger (full) (11/05/16) [24:52]
Whistleblower Julian Assange has given one of his most incendiary interviews ever in a John Pilger Special, courtesy of Dartmouth Films, in which he summarizes what can be gleaned from the tens of thousands of Clinton emails released by WikiLeaks this year.
GoingUndergroundRT | Interview of Afshin Rattansi and Julian Assange (08/06/16) [47:58]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
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*DR | How The U.S. Government Is Supposed To Work And Why Many Think The System Is Broken (11/07/16) [1hr]
Our government was set up with three discrete branches -- executive, legislative and judicial. America's founders wanted no one branch or person to become too powerful. They also sought to create a government that would help our nation flourish. But many have begun to wonder if our system is broken. In President Obama's first term, Republican leaders vowed to block him at every turn. Most recently Congress succeeded in doing that by refusing to even consider the president's Supreme Court nominee. The president, in turn, has been criticized for not doing more to forge compromise with members of Congress. Diane leads a discussion on how our government is supposed work
*DR | Why Election Day Could Be A Tipping Point For Legal Marijuana (11/07/16) [1hr]
Tomorrow, a record number of Americans will vote on legalizing marijuana in various forms. Five states, including California and Florida, could make recreational marijuana legal. And four more could approve it for medical use, which would make medical marijuana legal in nearly thirty states. A recent poll found nearly 60% of Americans now favor legalizing marijuana. But the sale or possession of marijuana remains a federal crime, even for medical use. And questions remain about the public health implications of legalizing an intoxicating drug. Diane and guests discuss changing attitudes toward legalizing marijuana and whether Election Day could be a tipping point.
NPR (National Public Radio) - www.npr.org/
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) - pbs.org/
MSNBC - Maddow/Hayes - www.msnbc.com/
*MSNBC All In with Chris Hayes | Michael Moore: Trump could win Michigan (11/05/16) [8:04]
Other Videos and Documentaries I Ran Across
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Friday November 04, 2016
News Articles
Some of Today's Headlines
Mrs. Trump Mourns: 'Our Culture Has Gotten Too Mean'... FLASHBACK: Trump Said Megyn Kelly Had 'Blood Coming Out Of Her Wherever'... Attacked Gold Star Mother Ghazala Khan... Mocked NYT Reporter With Disability... Called Alicia Machado's Weight Gain A 'Real Problem'... Joked About Hillary Clinton Being Shot... YESTERDAY: Reporter Vilified By Trump At Rally Escorted To Car By Secret Service... The 282 People, Places and Things Donald Trump Has Insulted on Twitter...

Peak Propaganda: Fox News Creates an Alternate Reality, Then CNN Perpetuates It
Salon | Chauncey DeVega / Salon |11/04/16

Sean Hannity & Co. will not abandon the upside-down zone of disinformation, which the mainstream media amplifies.

In the United States, the right-wing news-entertainment complex has constructed an alternate reality for conservatives that functions like a political version of the Upside-Down from the hit Netflix show "Stranger Things."

Fox News sits at its center. New Suffolk University polling data shows how Fox News viewers (and those respondents who identify as "conservative" and "very conservative") are much more critical of President Barack Obama, are afraid of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and have a much more negative attitude about the future of the United States than the general public. Fox News viewers are also much more likely to believe that the presidential election will somehow be manipulated or subjected to fraud and that the American news media is conspiring against Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. ... Read more

*TYT | How Bad Is It For Hillary Clinton? (11/03/16) [6:51]
TYT | Susan Sarandon Interview with Cenk Uygur on The Young Turks (11/03/16) [21:12]
Cenk Uygur (host of The Young Turks) interviews Academy Award winning actress, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and longtime progressive activist Susan Sarandon. Susan recently returned from North Dakota where she joined with native groups, as well as TYT Politics host Jordan Chariton, to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline.
TYT | Joss Whedon Interview with Cenk Uygur on The Young Turks (11/03/16) [37:51]
Cenk Uygur (host of The Young Turks) interviews Emmy award-winning screenwriter, director, producer, comic book author, composer and super PAC creator Joss Whedon. Earlier this year Joss launched the Save the Day super PAC to apply his filmmaking talents to encouraging Americans to get out and vote, in particular to vote for Hillary Clinton. Save the Day videos viewable at http://www.SavetheDay.vote
Hey, Melania Trump, Have You Met Your Husband?
*Jeremy Scahill on 2016 Presidential Politics (10/16/16) [34:34]
Note: a YouTube Commenter says - need to watch the whole video. The first 9 minutes are sort of a preamble regarding the problems with Trump. But everything after 9:00 until about 24:00 is an elaboration on how Hillary Clinton has extremely nefarious ties with the military-industrial complex. This is one of the most impartial analyses I've heard regarding the current election. He gets it right; both candidates are charlatans.?

Obama's Pentagon Is Using a 'War on Terror' Slush Fund to Bankroll Dangerous Military Buildup Near Russian Border
AlterNet | Sarah Lazare | 11/01/16

The Overseas Contingency Operations fund allows the military to sidestep budget caps and political debate.

The Pentagon is planning to pull billions of dollars from a slush fund earmarked for the war on terror to finance a major mobilization of tanks, troops and arms near the Russian border, as part of NATO's largest military buildup in eastern Europe since the Cold War. ...

... The U.S. is not acting alone. Britain also announced that it plans to mobilize fighter planes to Romania, with Germany, Canada and other countries that are members of NATO also promising forces. "From early 2017, NATO will have four multinational battalions in the eastern part of the Alliance," NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said last week. "This is credible deterrence. Not to provoke a conflict, but to prevent conflict. Concrete proof that NATO can and will deploy thousands of forces to support our Allies." ... Read more

Since 2014 The US Has Added 547,000 Waiters And Bartenders And Lost 36,000 Manufacturing Workers

US Warns Of Possible Al-Qaeda Terrorist Attack On Monday Targeting NY, Texas And Virginia
ZeroHedge | author | 11/04/16

CBS reports that U.S. intelligence has alerted joint terrorism task forces that al-Qeada could be planning attacks in three states for Monday. According to sources, it is believed New York, Texas and Virginia are all possible targets, though no specific locations are mentioned. ... Read more

Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Thursday, November 03 [12:16]
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Friday, November 04 [6:07]
*DN | "Michael Moore in TrumpLand": Filmmaker on Donald Trump, White Men & the Sound of Dying Dinosaurs (11/04/16) [11:26]
*DN | Michael Moore: How I Moved from Supporting Bernie Sanders to Hillary Clinton for President, Part 1 (11/04/16) [22:52], Part 2 [15:21]
With the U.S. election only days away, Michael Moore has released a surprise new film about Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton titled "Michael Moore in TrumpLand." Democracy Now! sat down with the Academy Award-winning filmmaker and talked about how he moved from supporting Bernie Sanders during the primary to now supporting Hillary Clinton. "My hope was that on Tuesday we would have the great decision ... between the socialist and the billionaire," Moore says. On Clinton, he notes: "She is a hawk. She is to the right of Obama. That's the truth. ... We're going to have to be active."
*TRNN | Journalist John Pilger tells: Whether Clinton or Trump, Tensions Will Escalate with China and Russia Under Next U.S. President (11/03/16) [21:26]
*TRNN | Greenpeace's Jesse Coleman warns: Re-routing Dakota Access Pipeline Won't Make it Less Dangerous to the Environment or Climate (11/03/16) [10:35]
TYT | Doctor's Life-Saving Research DESTROYED By Republicans (11/03/16) [13:12]
RT | John Pilger | 'Trump won't be permitted to win' - Assange interview (11/04/16) [4:59]
RT | John Pilger | 'Clinton & ISIS funded by same money' - Assange interview (11/04/16) [2:46]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
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*DR | Friday News - Domestic (11/04/16) [1hr]
Polls show the presidential race tightening in the final days of the campaign. President Obama criticizes the FBI's handling of a new investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails. And the Chicago Cubs win the World Series for the first time since 1908. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.
*DR | Friday News - International (11/04/16) [1hr]
Britain's High Court throws a wrench into the government's Brexit plans. The leader of ISIS urges followers to fight to the death in Mosul. And Syrian rebels reject Russia's call for fighters and civilians to leave Aleppo. A panel of journalists joins Diane at the Newseum for analysis of the week's top international news stories.
NPR (National Public Radio) - www.npr.org/
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) - pbs.org/
MSNBC - Maddow/Hayes - www.msnbc.com/
Other Videos and Documentaries I Ran Across
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Thursday November 03, 2016
News Articles
Donald Trump Rally in Michigan
*TYT | Reporter Eric Byler spoke to attendees of Donald Trump rally in Grand Rapids, MI. (11/02/16) [2:59]

The Dakota Access Pipeline Map Everyone Should See
HP | Carl Sack | 11/01/16

When I decided to become a cartographer, I didn't just want to make pretty and useful maps. I became a cartographer to make maps that change the world for the better. Right now, no situation needs this kind of map more than the current drama unfolding around the Dakota Access Oil Pipeline's crossing of the Missouri River.

Thousands of Native Americans and their allies have gathered on unceded Sioux land delimited by the 1851 Treaty of Fort Laramie to try and stand in the way of the "black snake" that could poison the Standing Rock Reservation's water supply. Many have noted that the pipeline corridor was repositioned from its original route north of Bismarck after white citizens spoke up against the threat a spill would pose to their drinking water ? a threat duly recognized by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Yet the Corps failed its federal mandate for meaningful consultation with the Standing Rock Tribe before signing off on a route that moved the pipeline to their doorstep. ... Read more
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*TYT | Dakota Access was told by the federal government not to drill close to the Missouri River. Well guess where they're drilling. Will the Obama administration step in? (11/02/16) [19:06]
Mark Twain quote of "If voting mattered they wouldn't let us do it."
TRNN | Prof. Michael Hudson on Hillary Clinton and the US Elections (11/02/16) [13:18]
Henry Ford guote: "It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning."

Mitch McConnell Breaks His Silence On Donald Trump
magazine | Marina Fang | 11/02/16

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Wednesday finally broke his silence on Donald Trump after months of trying to distance himself from his party's presidential nominee.

Addressing a rally in Georgetown, Kentucky, McConnell urged the crowd that "we need a new president, Donald Trump, to be the most powerful Republican in America," ...

... McConnell, like House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and other GOP leaders, has walked a tightrope between condemning their party's presidential nominee for his litany of offensive remarks and controversies, and continuing to endorse him. ... Read more

Trump Wants Former Goldman Partner And Soros Employee To Serve As Treasury Secretary

Julian Assange Ends The Suspense: "The Source Of Hacked Emails Is Not Russia"
ZeroHedge | author | 11/03/16

With countless hours of media accusations that the source of hacked Wikileaks Democratic emails including the Podesta files, is none other than Russian president Vladimir Putin, Julian Assange has decided to settle this particular loose end once and for all, and as RT reports, the Wikileaks founder "has categorically denied that the troves of US Democratic Party and Clinton emails released this year have come from the Russian government." ... Read more

Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Thursday, November 03 [12:16]
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
*Stephen Colbert | Anthony Weiner's Penis Might Destroy Two Political Careers (11/01/16) [11:03]
TRNN | 3 Recent Wikileaks Revelations You Should Know About (11/02/16) [3:16]
*Jimmy Dore Show
TYT | KKK Officially Endorses Donald Trump (11/02/16) [7:33]
TYT | Bundys: "The Goverment Should Be Scared" (11/02/16) [5:34]
TYT | Hit The Panic Button Hillary Supporters (11/02/16) [3:16]
RT | Keiser Report: Max and Stacy discuss the 3/5ths compromise as people become 'chattel' on corporate balance sheets. (E988) (11/03/16) [25:47]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
ThomHartmann | Wow! The Difference Between the Arctic Ice Cap is 1984 & Now (11/02/16) [12:20]
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*DR | Reports Of Lower Early Voting Turnout Among African-Americans (11/03/16) [1hr]
In the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections, black voters turned out in record numbers for Barack Obama. But with early voting underway in more than a dozen states, there are reports that African-American turnout might be lower than the previous two elections. Black voters have historically supported Democrats but some are expressing disillusionment and despair at the choices in this election. And others say new voting restrictions in key battleground states are suppressing black and minority votes. Diane and guests discuss what we know about African-American voters based on early election returns, and what it could mean for the outcome of the presidential race.
NPR (National Public Radio) - www.npr.org/
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) - pbs.org/
PBS NewsHour (full) (11/0116) [53:53]
MSNBC - Maddow/Hayes - www.msnbc.com/

Wednesday November 02, 2016
News Articles

Adelson pours $25 million into White House race, more may be coming
magazine | Ed Henry | 10/31/16

Billionaire Sheldon Adelson just committed $25 million to an anti-Hillary Clinton Super PAC to try and help tilt the presidential race and down ballot House and Senate races to Republicans, Fox News learned Monday. There are indications the casino magnate will pony up even more by the end of the week.

Two senior Republican sources familiar with the donation described it to Fox News as a "massive" amount of money to be spent during the final week of the presidential race and a sign that Adelson, who has largely been on the sidelines after initially suggesting he would give $100 million to help Donald Trump, is now going all in on the Republican nominee. ... Read more
TYT | Guess Which Religion Trump Is Coming After Now? (11/01/16) [14:06]

TYT | Why People Don't Trust Hillary Clinton (11/01/16) [12:00]
TYT | Hillary Clinton Should Be Very Worried (11/01/16) [6:53]

*Halloween's Over, But Record-Breaking Heat Horror Continues
HP | Dominique Mosbergen | 11/02/16

Trick-or-treating was a steamier-than-usual affair for millions of Americans this Halloween. Forecasters say the heatwave will not let up this week.

Several cities across the country saw record-high Halloween temperatures on Monday. Among them: New Orleans, Louisiana, (89 degrees), Dodge City, Kansas, (90 degrees), Asheville, North Carolina, (81 degrees), Hunstville, Alabama, (88 degrees), Tallahassee, Florida, (90 degrees), Fort Smith, Arkansas, (89 degrees) and Colorado Springs, Colorado, (80 degrees). Atlanta, Georgia, also set a new heat record at 86 degrees, a temperature nearly 20 degrees above average, WTVM.com reports. It was the latest day in the year that the city has ever been that warm. ... Read more
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NatGeo | Years of Living Dangerously, Wednesday at 10/9c






Inside 'Bill Clinton Inc.': Hacked memo reveals intersection of charity and personal income
WashingtonPost | Rosalind S. Helderman | older 10/23/16

When top Bill Clinton aide Douglas Band wrote the memo, he was a central player at the Clinton Foundation and president of his own corporate consulting firm. Over the course of 13 pages, he made a case that his multiple roles had served the interests of the Clinton family and its charity.

In doing so, Band also detailed a circle of enrichment in which he raised money for the Clinton Foundation from top-tier corporations such as Dow Chemical and Coca-Cola that were clients of his firm, Teneo, while pressing many of those same donors to provide personal income to the former president. ... Read more
TYT | Wikileaks BOMBSHELL Exposes Extent Of Clinton Corruption (11/01/16) [18:46]

Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Wednesday, November 02 [10:01]
TRNN | The Empire Files: Demolitions of Palestinians' Homes Surge for Illegal Settlements (11/02/16) [24:11]
*TRNN | Breaking Through Power: William Lazonick on Stock Buybacks and Executive Pay (11/02/16) [21:37]
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*TRNN | Larry Wilkerson: A Solution for Syria Will Require the United States to Concede on Assad (11/02/16) [11:35]
TYT | Breaking Down The American Monopoly. Part 1 (11/01/16) [5:18], Part 2 [7:53]
RT | CrossTalk: Hillary Clinton and her never-ending scandals. The FBI's decision to continue its investigation into her use of emails ... (11/02/16) [24:25]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
*ThomHartmann | Dr. Richard Wolf - Treachery At The Fed? (11/01/16) [12:20]
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*DR | What Constitutes Dangerous Political Speech And How It Can Incite Violence (11/02/16) [1hr]
Reports from Trump rallies in recent days echo a common theme: if their candidate loses there will be anger, despair, even revolution. Trump supporters site the election as being rigged -- of which there is no evidence -- and a corrupt system. It's language the presidential candidate himself uses. While political reporters note most Trump supporters are not calling for "revolution" the words from the campaign this season have many asking what constitutes dangerous political speech and how it can incite people to act. We get perspectives from a political scientist, a reporter and legal scholars.
*DR | Environmental Outlook: Where The Presidential Candidates Stand On Energy Policy, The Environment And Climate Change (11/02/16) [1hr]
During the presidential debates, energy and environment issues got very little attention. But many voters -- particularly millennial voters -- care deeply about climate change and the environment. These issues highlight some of the starkest differences between the candidates. Donald Trump has tweeted that climate change is a hoax. He says he will "cancel" the Paris agreement on global warming and bring back the coal industry. Hillary Clinton has called climate change an urgent threat. She proposes spending billions on renewable energy. For this month's Environmental Outlook: Diane and a panel of guests discuss where the presidential candidates stand on climate, energy and other environmental policies.
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PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) - pbs.org/
MSNBC - Maddow/Hayes - www.msnbc.com/
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Tuesday November 01, 2016
News Articles

Don’t Sweat The Election. The Next Crisis Is Already Baked Into The Cake
ZeroHedge | author | 11/01/16

From here on out politics are only relevant at the extremes - major war, corruption scandal, martial law etc. Short of that, the fiat currency/fractional reserve banking world has such institutional momentum that it really won’t matter whether Trump is picking on bankers and building his wall or Clinton is protecting Wall Street and raising taxes. Debt will keep soaring as it has under every president since Reagan and jobs will disappear as machines replace people, thus bringing the end of the current system inexorably closer. ...

... These three things – soaring Chinese debt, disruptions in the money market, and the end of the auto loan bubble -- matter vastly more than which party runs what part of the government. ... Read more

The Doubt Machine: Inside The Koch Brothers' War on Climate Science?
Narrated by esteemed actor Emma Thompson, the documentary "The Doubt Machine: Inside the Koch Brothers' War on Climate Science" reveals how the Koch Brothers have used their vast wealth to ensure the American political system takes no action on climate change, and are attempting to buy the 2016 Congressional elections
TRNN | The Doubt Machine: Inside The Koch Brothers' War on Climate Science (full) (11/01/16) [30:00]
The Real News Network is Building a Global Climate Change Bureau
2014 and 2015 each set the record for hottest calendar year since scientists began measuring surface temperatures over 150 years ago, and 2016 is shaping up to be even warmer. This will be the first time that we've seen three consecutive years with record-breaking temperatures.

A temperature increase of two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels will now be reached much sooner than earlier predicted according to a report by seven leading climate scientists.

"The 1.5°C target could be reached by the early 2030's and the 2°C target by 2050" says the report that included Sir Robert Watson, former Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The scientists say that even if all the pledges made by the signatory countries to the Paris agreement are fully implemented, climate will pass this dangerous mark in 34 years.

This is a threshold that most scientists have warned cannot be crossed without dire consequences, including a rise in sea levels of several feet that would flood many coastal cities in the U.S., longer droughts, more intense heat waves that cause a major disruption in the world's food supply, and large migrations of people from countries of the global south.

It is also a point where it becomes far more difficult to reverse the warming trend. Some scientists suggest temperatures by the end of the century could rise as much as 4-6°C above pre-industrial levels.

The report titled The Truth About Climate Change says, "Much of the public believes that climate change is only going to happen by the end of the century," and that this is a misunderstanding of the urgency. Unless there is a dramatic change in current public policy, most people alive today will live to see the 2°C threshold crossed. ... Read more

All the Presidents' Bankers: The Hidden Alliances that Drive American Power by Nomi Prins

All the Presidents' Bankers is a groundbreaking narrative of how an elite group of men transformed the American economy and government, dictated foreign and domestic policy, and shaped world history.

Culled from original presidential archival documents, All the Presidents' Bankers delivers an explosive account of the hundred-year interdependence between the White House and Wall Street that transcends a simple analysis of money driving politics -- or greed driving bankers.

Prins ushers us into the intimate world of exclusive clubs, vacation spots, and Ivy League universities that binds presidents and financiers. She unravels the multi-generational blood, intermarriage, and protégé relationships that have confined national influence to a privileged cluster of people. These families and individuals recycle their power through elected office and private channels in Washington, DC.

All the Presidents' Bankers sheds new light on pivotal historic events--such as why, after the Panic of 1907, America's dominant bankers convened to fashion the Federal Reserve System; how J. P. Morgan's ambitions motivated President Wilson during World War I; how Chase and National City Bank chairmen worked secretly with President Roosevelt to rescue capitalism during the Great Depression while J.P. Morgan Jr. invited Roosevelt's son yachting; and how American financiers collaborated with President Truman to construct the World Bank and IMF after World War II.

Prins divulges how, through the Cold War and Vietnam era, presidents and bankers pushed America's superpower status and expansion abroad, while promoting broadly democratic values and social welfare at home. But from the 1970s, Wall Street's rush to secure Middle East oil profits altered the nature of political-financial alliances. Bankers' profit motive trumped heritage and allegiance to public service, while presidents lost control over the economy -- as was dramatically evident in the financial crisis of 2008.

This unprecedented history of American power illuminates how the same financiers retained their authoritative position through history, swaying presidents regardless of party affiliation. All the Presidents' Bankers explores the alarming global repercussions of a system lacking barriers between public office and private power. Prins leaves us with an ominous choice: either we break the alliances of the power elite, or they will break us.

Trump Raises Specter Of Crisis If Clinton Wins The White House
Reuters & HP | author | 10/31/16

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump called Democratic rival Hillary Clinton a threat to the country on Monday, saying that if she is elected a probe into her emails could shadow her entire term in office, as the latest Reuters/Ipsos poll showed Clinton's lead narrowing slightly.

"The investigation will last for years. The trial will probably start," Trump told a rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan. "Nothing will get done. I can tell you, your jobs will continue to leave Michigan. Nothing's going to get done." ... Read more

All the Presidents' Bankers: The Hidden Alliances that Drive American Power by Nomi Prins

Rigged.pdf

There has been an enormous upward redistribution of income in the United States in the last four decades. In his most recent book, Baker shows that this upward redistribution was not the result of globalization and the natural workings of the market. Rather it was the result of conscious policies that were designed to put downward pressure on the wages of ordinary workers while protecting and enhancing the incomes of those at the top. Baker explains how rules on trade, patents, copyrights, corporate governance, and macroeconomic policy were rigged to make income flow upward.

"With clarity, facts, and force, Dean Baker explains how the U.S. economy is rigged and how the privileged class convinced majorities that this is just the way things have to be. Baker then thoroughly debunks such inevitability, providing what amounts to a powerful de-rigging manual to the growing number of us who want a global economy that works for everyone."
-- Jared Bernstein, Former Chief Economic Adviser to Vice President Joe Biden

"This is an important and compelling book about how the rules governing the American economy have been rigged in favor of those with the wealth and political clout to rig them. Baker shows why and how the nation's staggering inequality has been the consequence of staggeringly unequal political influence."
-- Robert B. Reich, Former Secretary of Labor
Aljazeera | Inside Story - Where do the two US presidential candidates stand on the Middle East? (11/01/16) [24:50]
DN | The October Surprise: Michael Isikoff on the FBI's Clinton Email Investigation That Could Jolt Race (10/31/16) [15:12]
DN | Democrats Sue Trump & GOP Under 1871 KKK Act for Threatening Voters of Color (11/01/16) [6:50]
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Samantha Bee | Trump says Russia isn't influencing our election, and so do these Russian trolls who are being paid to influence our election. (10/31/16) [6:15]
Samantha Bee | "People Are Saying." You'll never believe what they're saying. (10/31/16) [8:35]
TRNN | Nomi Prins says: Wall Street Saddles Up for a Hillary Clinton Presidency (10/31/16) [14:44]
TRNN | FBI Special Agent and whistleblower Coleen Rowley says: FBI Director Comey's Catch-22 (11/01/16) [18:17]
TRNN | Henry Giroux and Paul Jay discuss: A Tear in the Fabric of America's Political Theater (11/01/16) [11:36]
TYT | FBI Director Faces Backlash From Hillary Letter (10/31/16) [13:41]
TYT | Clinton Foundation Investigation Sends FBI Into Turmoil (10/31/16) [7:19]
TYT | Not All Trump Supporters Are Nazis, But... (10/31/16) [8:31]
TYT | Trump's Brand Is In Serious Trouble (10/31/16) [4:29]
RT | Keiser Report: North Carolina, the Battlefield State (E987) (11/01/16) [25:47]
Max and Stacy discuss the significance of battleground state, North Carolina. Max chats to four time former mayor of Pittsboro, NC about Obamacare, Bernie's role in a Hillary Clinton administration and more. In the second half Max interviews author and journalist, Tim Shorrock, about the 'Asia Pivot' and Hillary's North Korea policy.
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
ThomHartmann | Dean Baker: How Globalism is Rigged To Make the Rich Richer (10/31/16) [11:57]
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*DR | The Ongoing Firestorm Surrounding The FBI And Its Investigation Into Hillary Clinton's Emails (11/01/16) [1hr]
FBI Director James Comey is facing widespread criticism for announcing an investigation into more of Hillary Clinton's emails just days before the presidential election: The latest on the investigation and the political firestorm it's created.
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Monday October 31, 2016
News Articles
Some of Today's Headlines
3 Days After Bombshell: silence!... Comey Leaves Voters In The Dark With 8 Days Until Election... Prosecutors Unload On 'Unprecedented' Move... Holder Piles On: Announcement 'Violated' Justice Department Policies... Comey Unmasked: Apolitical Image Starts To Fray... 'October Surprise' Could Scramble Swing States... First Poll Since Announcement Shows No Effect On Clinton -- Yet...

James Comey's Clinton Email Announcement Leaves Voters In The Dark
HP | Ryan J. Reilly | 10/31/16

Three days have passed since FBI Director James Comey made the unprecedented decision to insert the bureau into the 2016 presidential campaign. There's just over a week left until Election Day. Yet voters trying to determine the potential impact of a newly uncovered trove of emails that may or may not implicate Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton have virtually nothing to go on other than reports sourced to anonymous law enforcement officials with differing agendas.

Comey told bureau employees on Friday that he felt obligated to send his now-famous letter to Congress out of an "abundance of caution." Comey's three-paragraph missive stated the bureau had not yet determined "whether or not this material may be significant," meaning that the news that has tossed the presidential campaign into chaos may ultimately have no impact on the investigation whatsoever. ... Read more

Leonardo DiCaprio
As he explores the topic of climate change, and discovers what must be done today to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet.
Leonardo DiCaprio: Before the Flood (trailer) (2016) [2:54]
NatGeo | Before the Flood (full) (10/30/16) [1:35:32]
About Before the Flood:
Before the Flood, directed by Fisher Stevens, captures a three-year personal journey alongside Academy Award-winning actor and U.N. Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio as he interviews individuals from every facet of society in both developing and developed nations who provide unique, impassioned and pragmatic views on what must be done today and in the future to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet.
It's All But Official: Donald Trump Won't Release His Tax Returns
Fox | Michael Moore Tells Megyn Kelly He's Amused by the Trumps Praising His Pro-Clinton Film (10/27/16) [7:08]
MSNBC | Morning Joe: Not Over, But New Polls Bad For Donald Trump (10/28/16) [21:03]
CNN | FBI Reopening investigation into Hillary Clinton Email Server (10/28/16) [5:41]
MSNBC | Hillary Clinton Emails Found During Probe Into Anthony Weiner sexting a 15yr old (10/28/16) [5:41]

Huma Abedin: "I Have No Idea How The Emails Got On Weiner's Computer"
ZeroHedge | author | 10/31/16

After obtaining the necessary warrant to examine the emails found on Anthony Weiner's notebook, the FBI is now filtering the emails using a software program that will separate out any emails that investigators have not seen before. Meanwhile, Huma Abedin is stumped, with CNBC reporting that she has no idea how the emails got there. ... Read more

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Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Monday, October 31 [12:45]
LastWeekTonight
HBO John Oliver | John Oliver rips Anthony Weiner for putting the US at risk of President Trump (10/30/16) [3:53]
HBO John Oliver | School Segregation (10/30/16) [17:58]
TRNN | The Laura Flanders Show: People Power & U.S. Elections with Ralph Nader (10/29/16) [27:15]
TRNN | While unarmed Dakota Access pipeline protesters are met with force, armed militia members including the Bundy brothers were acquitted of their occupation of a federal space (10/29/16) [12:12]
TYT & RoF | Climate Change Will Spark Global Economic Crisis (10/30/16) [5:25]
TYT & RoF | US Has Had 220 Oil Pipeline Leaks This Year, And No One Is Paying Attention (10/30/16) [3:40]
TYT & RoF | Those Podesta Emails Will Haunt Democrats For Years (10/30/16) [3:23]
TYT & AP | How Brexit Explains Trump's Popularity (10/29/16) [5:20]
RT | Migrant camps emerge in Paris after Calais 'Jungle' dismantled (10/29/16) [3:43]
RT | Keiser Report: Max and Stacy discuss 'encountering Holder,' the former US Attorney General, at the Ronald Reagan National Airport in Washington DC where they confronted him on the #PodestaEmails, Citigroup, HSBC and more. (E986) (10/29/16) [25:31]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
ThomHartmann | Weiner Sexting Scandal Enters Election (10/28/16) [25:26]
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*DR | The Latest On FBI Director Comey And Hillary Clinton's Emails (10/31/16) [1hr]
Federal investigators have obtained a warrant to search the email server of a close aide to Hillary Clinton. In a surprise move on Friday -- just 11 days before the presidential election -- FBI Director James Comey informed Congress about new emails possibly linked to Clinton. In July the FBI announced no charges would be filed after it completed an investigation of Clinton's use of a private server while she was secretary of State. The FBI director has been sharply criticized by Democrats and even some Republicans for his ambiguous letter to Congress on Friday. Diane and her guests discuss the latest on the new probe and whether it could sway voters at the polls next week.
*DR | The Psychology Of Money And How To Use It Better (10/31/16) [1hr]
The way we think about spending and saving is frequently irrational. For example: The more something costs, the more careless we are about saving money on it compared with smaller purchases. But why? Psychology and neuroscience have some answers. While we may think we're in control of our financial decisions, psychology lecturer Claudia Hammond says research shows we're wired for certain behaviors toward money -- some of which can hurt us. But she says learning about these tendencies can help us take back some control. Understanding the psychology of money and how science can teach us to make better financial choices.
NPR (National Public Radio) - www.npr.org/
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) - pbs.org/
MSNBC - Maddow/Hayes - www.msnbc.com/
MSNBC All In with Chris Hayes | An election all about sex and gender (10/28/16) [7:09]
MSNBC All In with Chris Hayes | Trump's campaign manager on Clinton emails (10/28/16) [9:07]
Other Videos and Documentaries I Ran Across
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As I construct My News Pages I constantly run across a lot of NEW videos, and since I find YouTube frustrating trying to re-find videos, I save the links in this section so I can find them again.

Friday October 28, 2016
News Articles

As Election Day Nears, 1 in 6 Americans Say They're Buying Guns and Half of Voters Expect Violence
AlterNet | Steven Rosenfeld | 10/27/16

How long will it be before someone gets shot by a Donald Trump supporter in what the shooter may likely consider an act of patriotic civil disobedience? Or before someone uses a gun against right-wing vigilantes?

There is no shortage of evidence pointing toward some violent outburst surrounding the presidential election results. Reporters interviewing Trump supporters at rallies, national polls showing likely voters are expecting Election Day violence, consumer-trend tracking firms saying demand is rising for gun purchases, and rhetoric from the longstanding cadre of right-wing loudmouths, all suggest some type of ugly response. ... Read more

Rudy Giuliani is 2016's Mr. Deplorable

Marco Rubio Is Still Backing Donald Trump, But Won't Say If Trump Will Keep The Country Safe
HP | Mollie Reilly | 10/27/16

He also wouldn't say if Trump is a good role model for kids.

As CNN's Manu Raju reported, Rubio evaded several questions while speaking with reporters in Naples, Florida. When asked if he believes Trump will "keep the country safe," Rubio dodged, saying "the military is what keeps us safe and we have to rebuild our military."

"Most Americans, people look at this and say, 'These are not ideal choices.'" he said. "That's why one of the reasons I ran for Senate, because I know that no matter who wins, we're going to have to have a strong Senate." ... Read more

The Real Reason We're In Syria Is Enraging But Not Surprising (10/27/16) [14:32]

Liberals are preparing blacklists of appointees they want Clinton to avoid
WashingtonPost | John Wagner | 10/28/16

... Planning for a Democratic victory on Nov. 8, these interest groups and like-minded lawmakers are laying the groundwork to push Clinton, if she is elected, to prove her progressive bona fides through early legislation and personnel appointments.

One liberal group has already forwarded 150 names of acceptable appointees for economic positions to Clinton's transition team, while others on the left are engaged in opposition research against prospects for administration jobs whom they see as unacceptable.

Leading liberal lawmakers -- including Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) -- have also started conveying, privately and publicly, guidance on top Clinton appointees and legislative priorities.

The activity reflects the fragile alliance between Clinton and the progressive wing of her party as she nears the end of a tumultuous race against Republican Donald Trump. Although Clinton has campaigned on several of their key issues, many liberals remain skeptical that she will push those priorities adequately if she wins the presidency -- and wary that her ties to Wall Street might affect the administration she would build. ... Read more

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*DR | Friday News - Domestic (10/28/16) [1hr]
The presidential race tightens as Florida and Nevada move back to battleground status. Republicans turn their focus to down-ballot races. And some Affordable Care Act premiums are set to rise sharply next year. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.
*DR |Friday News - International (10/28/16) [1hr]
Officials in Iraq fear ISIS is carrying out mass executions near Mosul. French officials tear down a migrant camp in Calais known as The Jungle. And thousands of anti-government protestors take to the streets in Venezuela. A panel of journalists joins guest host Amy Walter for analysis of the week's top international news stories.
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Friday, October 28 [11:45]
TRNN | Jihan Hafiz Reports on the Brutal Police Crackdown at Standing Rock (10/27/16) [3:25]
TRNN | Police Violently Clearing Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters (10/27/16) [4:29]
TRNN | CODEPINK's Jodie Evans and AFSC's Raed Jarrar say: People's Tribunal to Examine Legacy of Iraq War (10/27/16) [22:07]
*TYT | Announcing Election Night Protest Rally At Hillary Clinton HQ (10/28/16) [5:54]
*TYT | Republicans Vow Endless Gridlock Throughout Hillary Term (10/28/16) [8:10]
*TYT | Bernie Plans To Fight Against Hillary's Corporatist Cabinet Picks (10/28/16) [13:48]
*TYT | Republicans Planning To Block Supreme Court Justices FOREVER (10/28/16) [6:52]
RT | Keiser Report: Max and Stacy discuss the Bank of Japan attempts to taper the Tokyo condo market ponzi. They also discuss the newly announced interventions by the UK government in the nation's deflating property pyramid. (E985) (10/27/16) [25:45]
Max and Stacy discuss howls at the moon as the Bank of Japan attempts to taper the Tokyo condo market ponzi. They also discuss the newly announced interventions by the UK government in the nation's deflating property pyramid. In the second half Max interviews journalist and comedy writer, Charlie Skelton, about his observations on the US elections. He concludes that Hillary is the face in the machine of the Matrix and that the craziness is the system.
RT | 'Putin's Puppet': Western media accuse Assange of being Russian spy (10/28/16) [3:02]
RT | Assad adviser : Western partners speak about fighting terrorists, in reality supply them w/ weapons (10/28/16) [7:21]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
NPR (National Public Radio) - www.npr.org/
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) - pbs.org/
PBS NewsHour (full) (10/27/16) [54:00]
MSNBC - Maddow/Hayes - www.msnbc.com/

Thursday October 27, 2016
News Articles

Undercover With A Border Militia
Motherjones | Shane Bauer | Nov/Dec

I crawl out of the back of the pickup with my rifle in hand. "Keep your weapons nice and tight," Captain Pain orders. I am traveling light. Unlike the others, I don't view southern Arizona as a war zone, so I didn't put steel plates in my chest rig. Next to everyone else's commando-style AR-15s, my Ruger Mini-14 with a wood stock is slightly out of place. But everything else is square—I'm wearing a MultiCam uniform, desert tan combat boots, and a radio on my shoulder. I fit in just fine.

We are in a Walmart parking lot in Nogales. Captain Pain and a couple of others go into the store to get supplies. In Pain's absence, Showtime is our commanding officer. He is a Marine special­-ops veteran who did three tours in Afghan­istan. He has camo paint on his face and a yeti beard. He gets in the cab to check Facebook on his phone while Destroyer, Jaeger, Spartan, and I stand with our backs to the truck, rifles in hand, keeping watch for anything suspicious. The Mexican border is three miles away. ... Read more

Thanks To Trump, RNC Is In A Bad Financial Position Heading Into The General Election
HP | Paul Blumenthal | 10/26/16

Donald Trump has reportedly ceased raising money for the big dollar committee linking his campaign to the official Republican Party. This surprising move comes as Trump staggers to the election finish line. Even worse for Trump is that he has built essentially no campaign infrastructure to help get out the vote during the early voting period and on Election Day.

... Presidential campaigns are supposed to provide a flush of cash for the party. But Trump's effort has raised significantly less than previous Republican candidates even though he has been able to collect much larger checks. That has left the RNC in the worst financial shape it has been in at this point in a presidential election since the turn of the millennium. ... Read more

BULLSH**TER Of The Day: Newt Gingrich, for his sexist hissy fit about those pesky Trump accusations
Salon | Mireia Triguero Roura | 10/26/16

The Trump troupe can't stop with the misogyny. In an interview on "The Kelly File," Gingrich managed to steer a conversation about presidential polls into an insult to Kelly, and all women. ... Read more

TYT | Megyn Kelly Vs. Newt Gingrich, "You're Obsessed With Sex" Edition (10/26/16) [10:10]
TYT | Trump Praises Newt Gingrich For Megyn Kelly Interview (10/26/16) [6:22]
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Samantha Bee | OK Ladies Now Let's Get Information (10/24/16) [6:25]
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Stephen Colbert | Stephen takes Pentagon leaders to task for trying to claw back the re-enlistment bonuses they paid to America's veterans. (10/27/16) [4:53]
Stephen Colbert | Joe Biden Unloads On The Potential Groper-In-Chief (10/27/16) [8:18]
US Stocks & Bonds Are Tumbling

The global stock market slump isn't going away anytime soon
Salon | Matthew Rozsa | 10/26/16

The stock market continues to suffer from a perfect storm of setbacks, as reports come in of Asian stocks losing value on Wednesday. ... Read more

Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Thursday, October 27 [11:52]
DN | Shane Bauer Infiltrates Armed Militia "Hunting Mexicans" & Collaborating with U.S. Border Patrol (10/27/16) [14:03]
DN | Bassam Haddad: We Have a Duty to Call for End to Killing in Syria & How We End It Matters, Part 1 (10/27/16) [10:34], Part 2 [18:22]
*TRNN | Col. Lawrence Wilkerson discusses: Is the US Headed Towards War in Syria? (10/26/16) [14:15]
TYT | ISIS Surrounded In Mosul (10/26/16) [9:22]
Documentalist facing 45 yrs in prison for filming Dakota pipeline protest (10/25/16) [5:12]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
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*DR | The Trump Campaign And Challenges For Down-Ballot Republican Candidates (10/27/16) [1hr]
Donald Trump is giving headaches to Republican House and Senate candidates. The latest reason: allegations from a dozen women of sexual harassment and assault. Depending on whether Republican contenders defend or condemn their party's presidential nominee, they risk alienating women, independents or Trump supporters. This week, Trump's campaign says he has no more big-donor fundraising events scheduled for the GOP. That could hurt get out the vote operations. With less than two weeks to go until election day, guest host Susan Page and a panel of guests look at how the Trump campaign is affecting senate, house and governors' races.
NPR (National Public Radio) - www.npr.org/
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) - pbs.org/
PBS Newshour | A look at the state of the presidential race through polling and shifts in campaign spending. ... (full) (10/26/16) [53:32]
MSNBC - Maddow/Hayes - www.msnbc.com/
MSNBC All In with Chris Hayes | House Republicans say they are already preparing for 'years' of investigations of Hillary Clinton if she is elected President. (10/26/16) [7:43]
MSNBC Rachel Maddow | RNC in legal trouble over Trump call for poll-watchers. (10/26/16) [18:43]

Wednesday October 26, 2016
News Articles

Hatred of Hillary Is Trump's Rallying Cry at Campaign Events North and South
AlterNet | Adele M. Stan | 10/25/16

Trump rallies well-heeled Southerners and dispossessed Rust-Belters with promises of past glory -- and lots of misogyny.

In Johnstown, Pennsylvania, a city down on its luck, Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump appeared before an enthusiastic, if a bit weary, crowd of several thousand at the Cambria County War Memorial Arena. He reminded the citizens of Cambria County of that which required no reminder: that the median annual household income in Johnstown, once a humming steel-manufacturing town, is a mere $25,000 per year. Then he promised them the return of their jobs, with no explanation of how he would do so.

They responded by chanting his name. From Pennsylvania Route 56, the way into town from the east, you catch your first glimpse of Johnstown, enveloped in the beauty of the Allegheny Mountains and marred by the unsightly evidence of poverty: boarded up homes and outbuildings, rusty residential trailers. On a windy day under gray, low-hanging clouds, the bleakness is amplified. This is Trump country -- at least according to the signage. ... Read more

I don't watch Fox News or Sean Hannity, but this seems to be a good interview of what might be a big issue for Hillary Clinton.
Sean Hannity | Interview with The " Fixer " Clinton Operative Jeff Rovin National Enquirer Story (full) (10/24/16) [15:09]
Nearly Half of Republicans Won't Accept the Results If Donald Trump Loses: Poll

Former Party Pals of Trump Detail Coke-Fueled Sex Parties With Underage Models
AlterNet | Elizabeth Preza | 10/25/16

It's no secret that underage girls are some of the most exploited people in the modeling industry. A new report by the Daily Beast (10/24/16) indicates that before he became the Republican nominee, then-upcoming real estate mogul Donald Trump was at the forefront of such exploitation.

Michael Gross, who has covered the billionaire for over 30 years, describes parties Trump hosted in the 1990s where "his wealthy friends, high-rollers from his Atlantic City casinos, and potential Trump condominium buyers could meet models." In interviews with two friends from Trump's past, Gross details the coke- and alcohol-fueled parties where older, rich men would would prey on young, vulnerable models. ... Read more

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Samantha Bee | First: Do No Harm. Second: Do No Pussy Stuff. (10/25/16) [7:30]
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Stephen Colbert | Abraham Lincoln's Ghost Responds To Trump's Gettysburg Address (10/25/16) [6:37]
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Trevor Noah | After Donald Trump threatens to sue his sexual assault accusers, the American Bar Association examines how often the presidential hopeful uses lawsuits to intimidate critics. (10/25/16) [5:50]

'Michael Moore in TrumpLand': A Film Whose Surprising Healing Power Is Badly Needed Now
AlterNet | Sophia A. McClennen / Salon | 10/24/16

Amidst ongoing claims that Donald Trump might not concede the election if Hillary Clinton clinches the needed votes, Michael Moore has just released a new movie that might save our democracy from chaos. "Michael Moore in TrumpLand" is a film of a one-man stage performance Moore delivered on Oct. 7 in Ohio. Billed as the film that Ohio Republicans tried to shut down, it follows Oscar-winner Moore as he enters into hostile territory with the goal of influencing the November elections and saving us all from Trump.

The film opened in New York for a free screening on Tuesday the 18th. It is currently screening at the IFC Center in New York, where it broke the house record on Wednesday for a single screen opening, and Moore appeared at several shows over the weekend. It is also playing in Encino, California, and available on iTunes. Read more

Michael Moore in TrumpLand

This is the film Ohio Republicans tried to shut down. The Academy Award® winning director of FAHRENHEIT 9/11 and SICKO, Michael Moore, is back with a surprise new film, "Michael Moore in TrumpLand." He dives right into hostile territory with his daring and hilarious one-man show deep in the heart of TrumpLand, just weeks before the 2016 election.



MSNBC Lawrence O'Donnell | "Michael MOORE in TRUMPLAND," Critical New Film (10/22/16) [13:54]
DN | DemocracyNow News (full) (10/26/16) [59:00]
Note: as in most videos you can use the Progressbar to jump around inside the video. It seems to be quite responsive.
TRNN | Mike Prysner says: Pentagon Demands Repayment of Bonuses From Cash-Strapped Veterans (10/26/16) [12:40]
TYT | Pentagon Forcing Veterans To Pay Back Signing Bonuses (10/25/16) [6:15]
TYT | Fox News: We're Lucky Elizabeth Warren Isn't Running (10/25/16) [2:48]
TYT | With Democrats Like Debbie Dingell, Who Needs Republicans? (10/25/16) [10:07]
TYT | WikiLeaks: This Obama Administration Is Brought To You By Citigroup (10/25/16) [8:49]
TYT | WikiLeaks Emails: Hillary Appears More Corrupt Than Her Staff (10/25/16) [6:50]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
ThomHartmann | Whose Fault Is It? Obamacare Rates Are Going Up... (10/25/16) [9:30]
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*DR | The Affordable Care Act: Rising Costs, Subsidies And Its Future Under The Next President (10/26/16) [1hr]
Affordable Care Act premiums will increase by an average of 25 percent next year, according to new reports. But more than eight in 10 consumers could be cushioned from the price hikes through subsidies. Guest host Susan Page and a panel look at The Affordable Care Act: rising costs, subsidies and its future in the next administration.
Aljazeera | Inside Story - What comes after 'The Jungle'? (10/25/16) [25:00]
NPR (National Public Radio) - www.npr.org/
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) - pbs.org/
PBS NewsHour | A look at how Obamacare's rising premiums could play into the election. Also: What people in other countries think of the American presidential race (full) (10/25/16) [54:30]
MSNBC - Maddow/Hayes - www.msnbc.com/
MSNBC Chris Hayes | Michael Moore talks with Chris Hayes about his new film, 'Michael Moore in TrumpLand' and the appeal of Trump to his supporters (10/24/16) [6:40], Part 2 [4:26]
MSNBC Chris Hayes | The right-wing echo chamber engulfs Trump (10/25/16) [6:34]
MSNBC Chris Hayes | The right-wing echo chamber engulfs Trump (10/25/16) [6:34]

Tuesday October 25, 2016
News Articles
*Aljazeera | Do Trump's business interests conflict with US presidency? (10/24/16) [2:31]
*TYT | Elizabeth Warren: End Corporate Tax "Holidays" (10/24/16) [13:57]
Elizabeth Warren is taking the fight to corporate tax dodgers. Normal people don't get holidays from their taxes. Why should corporations?

"Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is gearing up for a major tax battle next year, warning Democrats not to cave to corporate pressure in a coming push for comprehensive tax reform.

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), who will become majority leader if Democrats take the upper chamber, have been in talks to reform the tax code in 2017.

Multinational companies are under increasing pressure from tax authorities around the globe, with signs that the era of easy access to tax havens may be coming to an end. With few places left to turn, U.S. companies want to bring their cash home ? but they want to do it without paying the tax they avoided by stashing it offshore to begin with.

The pro-corporate narrative in Washington warns that if taxes aren't cut, companies will go elsewhere. Warren said it's a bluff, and recent activity around the globe suggests she's right.

"Developed countries are cracking down on the tax dodgers. You saw what just happened with the European Commission ordering Ireland to collect $14 billion in back taxes from Apple," she said. "Corporations are running out of places to hide, with the G20 and the OECD [Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development] working together to end international tax avoidance. So I just think that argument no longer holds much weight. Instead of bailing out the tax dodgers under the guise of tax reform, Congress should seize this moment to repair our broken tax code."
As the Nation Watches the Presidential Debates, Nothing Really Changes
**Daily Ticker | Find the $8.5 Trillion the Pentagon Can't Account For (2014 (problem is even worst now!)) [5:32]
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Donald Trump's Campaign Just Launched A Live Nightly News Show
HP | Nico Pitney | 10/24/16

Donald Trump's presidential campaign on Monday began airing a live nightly video news program, fanning speculation that Trump may seek to capitalize on his supporters' zeal by launching a media network after November's election.

Co-host Boris Epshteyn, a senior adviser to Trump, insisted the Trump-focused news show was not a test run for anything else. "The left-wing media's even trying to spin this, believe it or not," Epshteyn said. "They're saying, well this is 'Trump TV.' That's not what this is. This is our campaign, and most importantly, our candidate being out there and speaking directly to the voters." ... Read more

Trump's Donors Paid For His Jetliner, His Hotels And Now, His Books
HP | S.V. Date | 10/24/16

Donald Trump used small donors' money to buy nearly $300,000 worth of books from the publisher of his Art of the Deal last month, continuing a pattern of plowing campaign money back into his own businesses.

... "I've signed an out-of-print, hardcover copy of 'The Art of the Deal' just for you, because I want you on board with Team Trump!" Trump wrote in an Aug. 2 fundraising email, which went on to offer the book for a minimum donation of $184. ... Read more

Born on Third Base: A One Percenter Makes the Case for Tackling Inequality, Bringing Wealth Home, and Committing to the Common Good by Chuck Collins

As inequality grabs headlines, steals the show in presidential debates, and drives deep divides between the haves and have nots in America, class war brews. On one side, the wealthy wield power and advantage, wittingly or not, to keep the system operating in their favor?all while retreating into enclaves that separate them further and further from the poor and working class. On the other side, those who find it increasingly difficult to keep up or get ahead lash out?waging a rhetorical war against the rich and letting anger and resentment, however justifiable, keep us from seeing new potential solutions.

But can we suspend both class wars long enough to consider a new way forward? Is it really good for anyone that most of society's wealth is pooling at the very top of the wealth ladder? Does anyone, including the one percent, really want to live in a society plagued by economic apartheid?

It is time to think differently, says longtime inequality expert and activist Chuck Collins. Born into the one percent, Collins gave away his inheritance at 26 and spent the next three decades mobilizing against inequality. He uses his perspective from both sides of the divide to deliver a new narrative.

Collins calls for a ceasefire and invites the wealthy to come back home, investing themselves and their wealth in struggling communities. And he asks the non-wealthy to build alliances with the one percent and others at the top of the wealth ladder.

Stories told along the way explore the roots of advantage, show how taxpayers subsidize the wealthy, and reveal how charity, used incorrectly, can actually reinforce extreme inequality. Readers meet pioneers who are crossing the divide to work together in new ways, including residents in the author's own Boston-area neighborhood who have launched some of the most interesting community transition efforts in the nation.
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Tuesday, October 25 [8:25]
*DN | Tom Hayden (1939-2016) on Vietnam War: We Must Challenge the Pentagon on the Battlefield of Memory (10/25/16) [15:23]
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Samantha Bee | Our thoughts on the final debate... possibly ever. (10/24/16) [6:07]
Samantha Bee | Donald Trump made American women's election cycles sync. (10/24/16) [3:52]
TRNN | President Maduro Calls on the Pope to Help Resolve Conflict with Opposition (10/25/16) [18:24]
TYT | Former CIA Director: Sean Hannity Is A 'True Propagandist' (10/24/16) [4:59]
TYT | On Press Freedom, Is Clinton Any Better Than Trump? (10/24/16) [2:26]
TYT | Hillary On Droning Julian Assange: I Was Just Joking! Probably... (10/24/16) [5:09]
TYT | Adult Film Star Accuses Trump... (10/24/16) [10:33]
TYT | Hillary Advisor's Leaked Email: Wall Street Speeches "Look Bad" (10/24/16) [6:13]
RT | Keiser Report: Max and Stacy continue their discussion of the WikiLeaks revelations about Hillary Clinton with a look at her statements on the Asia Pacific region. (E984) (10/25/16) [25:48]
In the second half, Max interviews Dan Collins of TheChinaMoneyReport.com about the significance of the state visit to China by the Philippines' president, Rodrigo Duterte, and whether or not Hillary Clinton can implement her planned aggressive military build-up in the Asia Pacific without the Philippines on board.
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
*ThomHartmann | How To Save Our Country From Another Gilded Age (10/24/16) [12:29]
ThomHartmann | Trump Might Be A Bigoted Crypto-Fascist But Sometimes He's Right... (10/24/16) [8:58]
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*DR | AT&T's Proposed Acquisition Of Time Warner (10/25/16) [1hr]
The chief executives at AT&T and Time Warner say they're ready for a rigorous review, and that's more than likely what's coming. On Saturday the two announced a plan for AT&T to acquire Time Warner for a purchase price of $84.5 billion. Time Warner's entertainment products include HBO, CNN and Warner Brothers film and TV studio. AT&T offers phone, internet, cable and internet services, and now, if this deal is approved, content. Proponents argue the deal will accelerate innovation in the media and telecommunications industries, but others say it's consumers who will be picking up the tab. Join us to discuss AT&T's plan to join forces with Time Warner.
*DR | Civility, Public Discourse And The 2016 Presidential Campaign (10/25/16) [1hr]
A recent survey of likely voters finds that 76 percent say civility has declined over the last decade, to the point where most Americans believe the lack of civility in politics is a "crisis." In that same survey, twice as many voters blame Republican candidate Donald Trump for the rising incivility. He has called his opponent in this race "the devil," "a liar" and "a nasty woman." Some say what we are seeing in this election reflects a change in the culture of manners and decorum, including a blurring of the lines between private and public talk. Guest host Derek McGinty and guests discuss the decline of civility, a divisive presidential election and what it could mean for the democratic process.
NPR (National Public Radio) - www.npr.org/
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) - pbs.org/
MSNBC - Maddow/Hayes - www.msnbc.com/

Monday October 24, 2016
News Articles

Trump No Longer Really Running for President
AlterNet | Peter Dreier / The American Prospect | 10/22/16

The Donald's real political goal is to make it impossible for Hillary Clinton to govern.

If it wasn't clear before Wednesday night's debate, it should be obvious now that Donald Trump is no longer seriously running for president. He is using his campaign to become the leader of what he calls "our movement"--a white supremacist, nativist, and nationalist crusade--to boost his ego, settle scores (including with many Republicans), and make it impossible for Hillary Clinton to govern. He intends to become America's first celebrity demagogue. ... Read more

Third Party... Green Party... Jill Stein
TYT | Jill Stein : The Young Turks Town Hall (full) (10/21/16) [1:06:12]

Elizabeth Warren Warns Democrats Not To Cave On Corporate Tax Reform
HP | Ryan Grim | 10/23/16

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is gearing up for a major tax battle next year, warning Democrats not to cave to corporate pressure in a coming push for comprehensive tax reform.

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), who will become majority leader if Democrats take the upper chamber, have been in talks to reform the tax code in 2017.

Multinational companies are under increasing pressure from tax authorities around the globe, with signs that the era of easy access to tax havens may be coming to an end. With few places left to turn, U.S. companies want to bring their cash home ? but they want to do it without paying the tax they avoided by stashing it offshore to begin with. ... Read more

FRONTLINE PBS
PBS Frontline | Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are two of the most polarizing presidential candidates in modern history. ... (10/07/16) [1:54:48]

America Is Ruled By An Unelected Double Government
investmentwatchblog.com/ | author | older

The idea that the U.S. actually is ruled by a shadow unelected government is not new, but Tufts University political scientist Michael J. Glennon is the latest person to say so.

Glennon calls the shadow government a "double government." By that, Glennon isn't referring to a conspiracy or the Illuminati or The Powers That Be, but what others have called by a less-loaded term, "the administrative state" -- the vast federal government bureaucracies staffed by unelected, faceless officials who, in "administering" the U.S., make countless policy decisions every day that affect every facet of our lives. ... Read more

CNN Don Lemon | Bakari Sellers HUMILIATES Delusional Trump Surrogate (10/22/16) [11:56]

This Is The Chinese Firm Whose Cameras Took Down The Internet On Friday
ZeroHedge | author | 10/24/16

Last Friday many Americans woke up to extremely slow or nonexistent internet services after a cyber attack "of unknown origin" on DNS service provider DYN took down much of the internet in the North East. As the day wore on, the attack spread across the country taking out numerous large websites including Twitter, Spotify, Reddit, eBay and the New York Times.

Now, while the origin of the attack is still unknown (even though we're sure that Hillary's "17 intelligence agencies" have their suspicions), we're getting a better idea of how the attack was executed. According to Bloomberg, Internet-connected CCTV cameras made by a Chinese firm, Hangzhou Xiongmai Technology Co., were infected with malware that allowed hackers to takeover "tens of millions" of devices to launch the distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. ... Read more

SNL | Host Tom Hanks embraces his "America's dad" reputation and gives the nation a pep talk. (10/23/16) [4:33]
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Monday, October 24 [14:13]
DN | Meet the Journalist Facing 45 Years in Jail for Filming Pipeline Protest in North Dakota (10/24/16) [4:55]
DN | Josh Fox: Arrest of Journalists and Filmmakers Covering the Dakota Pipeline is a Threat to Democracy (10/24/16) [4:13]
John Oliver
John Oliver | John Oliver discusses the extent and root of the nation's epidemic of opioid addiction. (10/23/16) [19:22]
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Stephen Colbert | Stephen has plenty of ideas for new hit series on Trump TV (10/22/16) [11:28]
TRNN | How Washington's Money-Machine Stays Ahead of Democracy (10/24/16) [6:44]
TYT | Why A Third Party Vote Is NOT A Wasted Vote In 2016 (10/23/16) [4:57]
TYT | Media Ignores Clinton's Wikileaks Emails, Focuses On Russian Hacks (10/22/16) [10:34]
TYT | Solar Supporters Being Duped By Utility Companies (10/22/16) [5:10]
RT | 'Breathtaking' Breach: '2nd Snowden' to face espionage charges over 50TB of stolen data (10/22/16) [2:35]
RT | Keiser Report: Max and Stacy discuss the 'double government' and the Wikileaks that exposed it to be true. (E983) (10/22/16) [25:45]
RT | CrossTalk: Does the topic of Russia play well in the U.S. elections? Also, what is the role of journalism today, and RT is again in the news.... (10/24/16) [24:21]
RT | We're seeing the death of journalism in America, opinionism instead (10/23/16) [25:24]
To discuss this we're joined by longtime Republican strategist and a former senior adviser to the Trump campaign - Barry Bennett
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
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*DR | The State Of The Presidential Race (10/24/16) [1hr]
Election day is just over two weeks away, but millions of Americans have already cast their ballot for the next president. With early voting underway in states across the country, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are making a final push for support. Clinton leads in latest national polls; she's looking to capitalize on her position to strengthen Democrats' chances in down-ballot contests. But there are still signs of strong Trump support across the map, including the candidate's first major newspaper endorsement. In its final days, we look at the state of the race: early voting numbers, latest polls and end-of-the-line strategies for both campaigns.
*DR | How America Has Tried To Adapt To A New Era Of Warfare (10/24/16) [1hr]
After the 9/11 attacks, U.S. intelligence, military and law enforcement agencies were forced to work together in completely new ways. A veteran national security reporter on how America has tried to adapt to a new era of warfare.
NPR (National Public Radio) - www.npr.org/
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) - pbs.org/
PBS | On this edition for Saturday, Oct. 22, Iraqi forces advance on Mosul in a campaign to retake the country's second largest city from ISIS, and with less than three weeks left until Election Day... (full) (10/22/16) [25:04]
PBS | On this episode for Sunday, Oct. 23, assessing a merger between telecom giant AT&T and Time Warner.(full) (10/23/16) [25:02]
MSNBC - Maddow/Hayes - www.msnbc.com/
Other Videos and Documentaries I Ran Across
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Friday October 21, 2016
News Articles
Some of Today's Headlines
Trump Bombs At Charity Dinner!... WATCH: Crowd Boos Bizarre Performance... Key Aide 'Steps Back' From Campaign... GOP Braces For Loss, Roiled By Latest Intransigence... Hillary Victory Chances Near 96%... Senate GOP Unnerved By Trump Implosion...

Watch Donald Trump Make An Ass Of Himself At A Charity Dinner
HP | Christina Wilkie | 10/20/16

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump attempted to give a funny speech on Thursday night, and it went about as well as you might have imagined. Dressed in white tie at the annual Al Smith benefit dinner in Manhattan, Trump read a series of jokes ? a few of them good. But by the end of his 15-minute speech, the high-society crowd was openly booing as Trump took a downward spiral of cheap shots at Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

The annual dinner is a fundraiser for the powerful Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, and during presidential election years, both nominees traditionally speak. As Trump made his remarks, Clinton sat a few feet away, laughing a little too hard. ... Read more

Climate Change
7 INSANE Effects of Climate Change in Your Lifetime (current) [11:27]

Russia Wants To Monitor "Rigged" US Presidential Elections
ZeroHedge | author | 10/21/16

In what can only be described as an epic attempt to troll both Obama and Hillary, and an apparent move to embarrass the United States over Trump's claims of that the upcoming presidential election will be "rigged", Russia has asked to send monitors to US polling stations for the Nov. 8 vote, according to reports by Russian media. ... Read more

What You Need to Know About Debate Fact-Checks: Donald Trump Lies. A Lot. Tremendously. Big League
See 'Weird Al' Yankovic's Hilarious Debate Parody 'Bad Hombres, Nasty Women' (current) [3:32]

The Fury and Failure of Donald Trump
RollingStone | Matt Taibbi | 10/14/16

Win, lose or drop out, the Republican nominee has laid waste to the American political system. On the trail for the last gasp of the ugliest campaign in our nation's history

... Keeping up with Trump revelations is exhausting. By late October, he'll be caught whacking it outside a nunnery. There are not many places left for this thing to go that don't involve kids or cannibalism. We wait, miserably, for the dong shot.

Ryan, recoiling from Trump's remarks, issued a denunciation ("Women are to be championed and revered, not objectified"), disinviting Trump from his Elkhorn celebration, which was to be the first joint campaign appearance by the country's two highest-ranking Republicans. ... Read more

Half of All American Adults Have Pictures in Police Facial Recognition Systems

The Top 20 CEOs With Even Bigger Golden Parachutes than Marissa Mayer's
Bloomberg | Laurie Meisler | 10/17/16

Yahoo! Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer will have a lot to gain if she leaves the company after its $4.8 billion acquisition by Verizon is complete: $54.89 million, as of the end of the last fiscal year. Not bad for a CEO who spent four years trying unsuccessfully to pull off a turnaround. Yet Mayer's golden parachute--a compensation package for top executives who are terminated after a merger or acquisition--ranks just 54th among potential payouts for the 468 S&P 500 CEOs who have detailed change-in-control agreements in their proxies. Here are the 20 biggest golden parachutes, plus details on how the payouts are structured. ... Read more

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The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Trevor Noah/Daily Show | Getting Out The Undecided Black Youth Vote (10/19/15) [7:45]
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Stephen Colbert | Donald Trump Admits He'll Probably Whine More If He Loses (10/21/16) [5:11]
Stephen Colbert | Jorge Ramos Wants You To Know What Makes Trump So Dangerous (10/21/16) [6:04]
TRNN | Mike Prysner says: Elites Outraged At Trump's Refusal to Accept Election Result (10/20/16) [12:06]
*TYT | Trump: 'I Will Totally Accept the Results...If I Win' (10/20/16) [4:47]
*TYT | Roger Ailes Bails Trump Campaign (10/20/16) [3:16]
*TYT | Trump: "What A Nasty Woman" (10/20/16) [5:45]
RT | CrossTalk: A bruising campaign and a bruising last debate. Now it is up to the electorate to decide. The liberal corporate media have their candidate. Does Donald Trump still have a chance? (10/21/16) [24:35]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
ThomHartmann | The Nasty Woman & Bad Hombres Debate (full show) (10/20/16) [57:55]
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*DR | Friday News - Domestic (10/21/16) [1hr]
In the final debate, Donald Trump refuses to say whether he'll accept the election results. North Carolina officials investigate the firebombing of Republican Party headquarters. And a police chiefs' organization apologizes for 'historical mistreatment of minorities.' A panel of journalists joins guest host Derek McGinty for analysis of the week's top national news stories.
*DR | Friday News - International (10/21/16) [1hr]
Kurdish and Iraqi forces open a new front in the fight to retake Mosul from the Islamic State. ISIS militants launch a counterattack against the strategic oil city of Kirkuk. The U.N. says it is still unable to deliver humanitarian aid and conduct medical evacuations in the Syrian city of Aleppo despite the pause in hostilities. European countries and Russia hold new talks on the conflict in Ukraine. Ecuador cuts off internet access to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. And in a visit to China, the president of the Philippines pivots away from the United States. A panel of journalists joins guest host Derek McGinty for analysis of the week's top international news stories.
*Aljazeera | Inside Story - What does the US presidential campaign reveal about American politics? (10/20/16) [25:15]
NPR (National Public Radio) - www.npr.org/
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) - pbs.org/
MSNBC - Maddow/Hayes - www.msnbc.com/
MSNBC All In with Chris Hayes | 'Nobody has more respect for women than I do' (10/20/16) [7:13]
MSNBC Rachel Maddow | Perils of eroded civic knowledge forewarned by fmr Justice Souter (10/20/16) [9:49]

Thursday October 20, 2016
News Articles
TAMING OF THE COUP... Trump Team Struggles To Defend Election Threat... Absurd Talking Point: Al Gore Did The Same Thing!... No He Didn't... Trump Disqualified Himself From The Presidency Last Night... Conservatives Aghast: 'Disgraceful,' 'Beyond The Pale,' 'I Hope He Loses All 50 States'... 'A Statement Of Disloyalty Without Precedent' Since The Civil War... Andrew Sullivan: Unfit For 'Any Office In The United States'...

Trump Crosses a Red Line in 3rd Debate, Refusing to Say Whether He Would Accept Election Results
AlterNet | Steven Rosenfeld | 10/19/16

Donald Trump told Americans on Wednesday night they would have to wait and see if he would recognize the results of the presidential election, suggesting in 2016's last debate there may not be a peaceful transition of power if Hillary Clinton were declared the winner on November 8.

"I will look at it at the time," Trump said, when pressed by the debate moderator, Chris Wallace of Fox News, before reciting one of the Republican Party's big and thoroughly debunked lies on voter fraud. "If you look at your voter rolls, you will find millions of people there that are registered that shouldn't be registered to vote." ... Read more

PBS | The final presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump (10/19/16) [1:59:46]
*TYT News
TYT | The Third Presidential Debate | SUMMARY (10/19/16) [5:34]
TYT | The Third Presidential Debate | The Biggest WINNER Was... (10/19/16) [2:50]
TYT | The Third Presidential Debate | The Biggest Controversy Was... (10/19/16) [4:04]
TYT | The Third Presidential Debate | Media Reaction (10/19/16) [4:03]
*The Daily Show
Trevor Noah | Melania Trump Addresses Pussygate (10/18/16) [6:20]
Trevor Noah | The Final Clinton vs. Trump Debate (10/19/16) [11:39]
*The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Stephen Colbert | Stephen Reacts LIVE To The Third Presidential Debate (10/19/16) [11:28]
Stephen Colbert | Nate Silver Explains Just How Bad Donald Trump's Night Actually Was (10/20/16) [4:37]
Stephen Colbert | Melania Trump Blames Everyone But Donald For His Locker Room Talk (10/19/16) [7:10]
The Executive Producer Of 'Veep' Says Trump Is Ruining Comedy, Too

Hedge Fund Managers Expect "Massive" Pay Cut In 2016 (GOOD!!!)
ZeroHedge | author | 10/20/16

Portfolio managers at hedge funds, facing an exodus of investors frustrated with high fees, are about to feel the pain from an estimated 34 percent reduction in their compensation. "2016 should prove to be a belt-tightening year. This pessimistic viewpoint is justified, given the poor industry performance." ... Read more

The Fed Has Made Another Massive Policy Error
ZeroHedge | author | 10/20/16

The Great Recession was a result of a massive monetary policy error. The Fed kept rates too low for too long, which - when coupled with lax or no regulation in the mortgage markets - resulted in a housing bubble and a crash. This then bled over to global markets. We are again suffering the effects of a massive monetary policy error. The error has already been committed, but we have just begun to endure the consequences. ... Read more

TRNN | In final presidential debate, host Chris Wallace challenged Clinton by saying a no-fly zone would lead to confrontation with Russia in Syria. Not a single word was said about climate change. (10/20/16) [18:14]
TRNN | A Bloodier Battle for Mosul Might Begin After the Ouster of ISIS (10/20/16) [14:41]
The competing territorial claims of the Turks, Kurds, and Iraqi central government could result in an ethno-sectarian conflict after the military offense, warns York University professor Sabah Alnasseri.
*TYT | Yemen's Civil War EXPLAINED (10/19/16) [5:28]
RT | Keiser Report: Max and Stacy discuss friends of Bill (Clinton) and the remarkable fortunes they've made landing lucrative aid contracts. (E982) (10/20/16) [25:44]
In the second half, Max interviews Dr. Michael Hudson about his new book, J is for Junk Economics and about the US presidential candidates' economic plans.
RT | Homs in Ruins: 360 video of 'lifeless' Syrian city (10/19/16) [6:23]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
ThomHartmann | Schilling Shilling for Trump (full show) (10/19/16) [57:23]
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*DR | Analysis Of The Third Clinton-Trump Debate (10/20/16) [1hr]
In the third and final presidential debate, Donald Trump made the stunning statement that he would not necessarily accept the results of the election. His words instantly became the headline across the country, drowning out praise for what otherwise might have been the candidate's best debate performance to date. Throughout last night's caustic event, Hillary Clinton and Trump staked out disparate positions on issues like abortion and the makeup of the Supreme Court. And they jabbed at each other's vulnerable spots. Join guest host Derek McGinty and his panel of experts for analysis of the final debate between Trump and Clinton, and how it could affect the election just weeks away.
*DR | The Daily Toll Gun Violence Takes On America's Youth (10/20/16) [1hr]
On November 23, 2013, nearly a dozen children and teens were shot and killed in the United States. This did not happen in a mass shooting, but in cities, suburbs and towns across the country -- like San Jose, California, where best friends played with a gun they thought was unloaded; Charlotte, North Carolina, where a disagreement escalated to gunfire; Dallas, Texas, where a case of mistaken identity left a 16-year-old dead on the street. These stories do not make this day remarkable. In fact, they make it a pretty average day in America. A new book tells the stories of these young people, and explores what their lives -- and deaths -- reveal about our country's relationship with guns.
NPR (National Public Radio) - www.npr.org/
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) - pbs.org/
MSNBC - Maddow/Hayes - www.msnbc.com/
All In with Chris Hayes | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Trump & Muslim-Americans (10/19/16) [4:59]
Rachel Maddow | Trump launches own pre-debate broadcast (10/19/16) [1:39]
As the Nation Watches the Presidential Debates, Nothing Really Changes
**Daily Ticker | Find the $8.5 Trillion the Pentagon Can't Account For (2014 (problem is even worst now!)) [5:32]
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Wednesday October 19, 2016
News Articles

To The Surprise Of No One, NASA Predicts 2016 Will Be The Hottest Year On Record
HP | Dominique Mosbergen | 10/19/16

Eleven of the past 12 months have set new high-temperature records.

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Google says the question "is Trump trying to lose?" has skyrocketed in popularity in the last few days.
Since I don't have Cable TV, I guess I will be watching on PBS (pbs.org/)
1 In 4 Young Americans Prefer A 'Giant Meteor' To Trump Or Clinton As President

We Are Living in the Golden Age of Defense Waste and Corruption; Trump Will Make It Much Worse
AlterNet | David Morris | 10/18/16

In October 2015, when he was a very, very long shot for the Republican nomination, Donald Trump the businessman promised to make the military "much stronger than it is right now" without increasing military spending. "But you know what?" he declared, "We can do it for less."

In September 2016, as the Republican nominee, Donald Trump the politician dramatically reversed his position. He now proposes a massive increase in military spending. And instead of making the military more efficient by cutting Pentagon waste, Trump will "fully offset" the increase in military spending by reducing spending on non-defense programs through reducing their "government waste and budget gimmicks." ... Read more

Syrian Civil War
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Syrian Civil War on wikipedia
Syrian Presidency | Asma al-Assad gives first interview since start of the Syrian conflict (10/18/16) [33:20]
Syrian Presidency | Bashar al-Assad recent interview on the Syrian conflict (10/13/16) [40:52]
Another Bashar al-Assad interview (10/06/16) [29:27]

"There Will Be Panic"
ZeroHedge | author | 10/19/16

Legendary investor Doug Casey has a keen eye for capital markets, wealth preservation strategy and the many manipulations being used by financial elites to strip the wealth of entire nations. One year before global financial markets collapsed he warned that an economic and geo-political storm was coming. Now, nearly a decade on, he says that things are about to get a whole lot worse: ... Read more

Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Wednesday, October 19 [9:11]
DN | "Ramshackle" Battle to Retake Mosul from ISIS Led by U.S. Despite Obama Vow Against Boots on Ground (10/19/16) [18:44]
*TRNN | Exxon Fighting to Shut Down Investigations Into Company's Foreknowledge of Climate Change (10/19/16) [15:32]
TRNN | The Nation's Ari Berman says: Fair Elections Under Attack, Just Not in the Way Donald Trump Wants You to Believe (10/18/16) [6:50]
TYT | The Young Turks Presidential Town Hall With Jill Stein. Friday (at 10/21/16) [1:06]
*RT | CrossTalk: A public lynching or a corporate media coup d'etat? There is no doubt the two major candidates running for the U.S. presidency are deeply flawed. (10/19/16) [24:39]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
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*DR | Where And How The U.S. Military Is Fighting Islamist Insurgencies (10/19/16) [1hr]
In a speech two years ago at West Point, President Barack Obama laid out what has come to be known as the "Obama Doctrine" for fighting terrorism: aiding other countries militarily without leading the fight. This week, in what many say is the ultimate test of that strategy, U.S. special operations forces began assisting Iraqi troops in their battle to retake the city of Mosul from Islamic State militants. In Afghanistan, Libya and Somalia, American troops are also aiding government forces, conducting airstrikes and other operations against Islamist insurgents. Guest host Derek McGinty and guests discuss where and how U.S. troops are being deployed in the fight against terrorism around the globe.
NPR (National Public Radio) - www.npr.org/
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) - pbs.org/
PBS | PBS NewsHour (full) (10/18/16) [54:29]
PBS | The economy is improving, yet these voters don't trust the data (10/18/16) [4:32]
MSNBC - Maddow/Hayes - www.msnbc.com/
*MSNBC Rachel Maddow | Widespread poll agreement over Clinton lead not likely an error (10/19/16) [14:54]
*MSNBC Rachel Maddow | Trump oblivious to Russia's actions in Syria (10/18/16) [5:21]
*MSNBC All In with Chris Hayes | Trump triggers women's memories of sexual assault (10/18/16) [4:08]
Other Videos and Documentaries I Ran Across
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Tuesday October 18, 2016
News Articles
Whipping Boy: Trump Hints RYAN Wants Him To Lose... Trump Rally Chant: 'Paul Ryan Sucks'... MEANWHILE: Ryan Still Endorses...

Elizabeth Warren Drops Truth Bomb on Trump: Here's How Things Are Really 'Rigged'
AlterNet | Alexandra Rosenmann | 10/17/16

"It's rigged for the Donald Trumps of the world!"

Democratic Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren launched another attack on Donald Trump in Denver, Colorado during a campaign speech for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton on Sunday. In perhaps her most effective takedown of the GOP nominee yet, Warren issued a scathing response to Trump's pathetic claims of the election being stolen from him due to a "rigged" system.

"Donald Trump has been talking a big game," Warren announced. "He's been talking about how the game is rigged. Well, I want to say this. He's right. The game is rigged. It's rigged for the Donald Trumps and billionaires of the world, and we're here to fight back!" ... Read more

Republicans May Block Any Of Clinton's Supreme Court Nominees, McCain Says (When will this end?????)
Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton Town Hall Debate (10/16/16) [8:26]

Ralph Nader: How Plutocratic Forces Have Crippled Democracy, And Why It's Up to Us to Fight Back
AlterNet | Ralph Nader | 10/13/16

Again and again the tension between commercial imperialism and an ethical life has played out dramatically in American history.

In the 1920s, near the end of his spectacular career as our country's most prominent fighter for working people, labor leader, presidential candidate, orator, and all-around progressive Eugene Debs was asked by a reporter: "Mr. Debs, what do you regret the most in your lifelong struggle for justice?"

Debs looked at him and replied: "What do I regret the most? I regret that the American people can have almost anything they want under our Constitution, but they seem not to want much of anything at all." ... Read more

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Stephen Colbert | One Diagram Explains Every Conspiracy Against Donald Trump (10/18/16) [8:07]
Stephen Colbert | Bill O'Reilly On Mike Pence: Defending Trump Is Not Easy (10/18/16) [6:42], Part 2 [4:50]
Lucifer's Banker: The Untold Story of How I Destroyed Swiss Bank Secrecy by Bradley C. Birkenfeld

As a private banker working for the largest bank in the world, UBS, Bradley Birkenfeld was an expert in Switzerland's shell-game of offshore companies and secret numbered accounts. He wined and dined ultrawealthy clients whose millions of dollars were hidden away from business partners, spouses, and tax authorities. As his client list grew, Birkenfeld lived a life of money, fast cars, and beautiful women, but when he discovered that UBS was planning to betray him, he blew the whistle to the US Government.

The Department of Justice scorned Birkenfeld's unprecedented whistle-blowing and attempted to silence him with a conspiracy charge. Yet Birkenfeld would not be intimidated. He took his secrets to the US Senate, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Internal Revenue Service, where he prevailed.

His bombshell revelations helped the US Treasury recover over $15 billion (and counting) in back taxes, fines, and penalties from American tax cheats. But Birkenfeld was shocked to discover that at the same time he was cooperating with the US Government, the Department of Justice was still doggedly pursuing him. He was arrested and served thirty months in federal prison. When he emerged, the Internal Revenue Service gave him a whistle-blower award for $104 million, the largest such reward in history.

A page-turning real-life thriller, Lucifer's Banker is a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the secret Swiss high-net worth banking industry and a harrowing account of our government's justice system. Readers will follow Birkenfeld and share his outrage with the incompetence and possible corruption at the Department of Justice, and they will cheer him on as he ''hammers'' one of the most well-known and powerful banks in the world.
Some Fun News

Mom Uses Face-Painting Skills To Turn Kids Into 'Something Magical'
HP | Taylor Pittman | 10/12/16

Lynn Hetherington Becker of Columbus, Ohio, is a self-taught artist, muralist and face painter. After face painting for charity and church events, Becker decided to offer her skills professionally and learned she especially loves using people's faces as her canvas.

Becker said she loves using her face painting talent to turn kids into "something magical." The mom of three has painted her own kids' faces, as well as kids' faces at events. She said her favorite face-painting piece was for her friend's 3-year-old daughter in which she made her look older. Read more

Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Monday, October 17 [8:53]
and Today
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Tuesday, October 18 [9:54]
*TRNN | Col. Lawrence Wilkerson discusses: After Mosul, will ISIS Whither? (10/18/16) [11:49]
*TRNN | Col. Lawrence Wilkerson discusses: US-Russia Tensions Escalating Over Fate of Assad (10/18/16) [14:03]
*TYT | John Cusack Interview with Cenk Uygur on The Young Turks (10/14/16) [59:33]
*TYT | Losing Badly, Trump Swears Election Is Rigged (10/17/16) [8:51]
*TYT | Gingrich And Giuliani: Black People Steal Your Elections! (10/17/16) [12:17]
*TYT | Trump Supporter Explains Hillary Assassination Plans To Camera (10/17/16) [7:10]
*RT | Keiser Report: Max and Stacy discuss more warnings of global economic imbalances and the failings of neoliberalism. (E981) (10/18/16) [25:43]
Max and Stacy discuss more warnings of global economic imbalances and the failings of neoliberalism. Max talks to Mike Maloney of GoldSilver.com about his latest chapter in his online documentary on monetary history, Hidden Secrets of Money.
RT | Expedition 49/50 crew holds preflight press conference in Baikonur (10/18/16) [37:39]
Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) cosmonauts Sergei Ryzhikov and Andrei Borisenko, and NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough,hold a preflight press briefing from Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
*ThomHartmann | Whistleblower, Bradley C. "Brad" Birkenfeld, Lucifer's Banker: The Untold Story of How I Destroyed Swiss Bank Secrecy (10/18/16) [10:19]
*ThomHartmann | The Danger About Donald Trump's "Election Rigging" Talk (10/18/16) [6:15]
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*DR | Donald Trump's Unsubstantiated Claims Of A Rigged Election (10/18/16) [1hr]
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump appears to be doubling down on his claims that there will be voter fraud come election day. And he's called Republican party leaders who have strongly denied his accusations naïve. Presumably among those who are naïve is his own vice presidential running mate, Mike Pence. Trump offered no evidence to support his accusations, but many say he has already convinced a number of his supporters to question the integrity of the U.S. voting system. Why some say undermining confidence in the U.S. voting system is dangerous -- and assessing the actual risks of potential election fraud.
*DR | H.W. Brands: "The General Vs. The President" (10/18/16) [1hr]
In the years following World War II, Americans enjoyed a brief respite from global conflict. But in December of 1950, China entered the war against the U.S. and its allies in Korea. President Harry Truman assures the American people he will defend South Korea but also wants to avoid escalation into a third world war. His commander of forces in the Pacific is Douglas MacArthur, beloved hero of World War II. MacArthur wants to fight the Chinese and North Korean forces all the way out of Korea. The two leaders soon clash over strategy and President Truman ultimately fires MacArthur. Diane talks with historian H.W. Brands about the struggle for power between an untested president and a powerful general, and how it changed the course of history.
Aljazeera | Inside Story - Building BRICS (10/16/16) [24:59]
Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa form the bloc of emerging economies, but is it still relevant? For several years now, the most talked-about trend in the global economy has been the rise of developing markets.

Some economists expected Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa to lead the world to new economic heights. But as the BRICS bloc met for its 8th summit in India's state of Goa, those hopes appeared to be fading.
Aljazeera | We the People - Jobs: End of the Line (10/17/16) [22:44]
NPR (National Public Radio) - www.npr.org/
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) - pbs.org/
MSNBC - Maddow/Hayes - www.msnbc.com/
Other Videos and Documentaries I Ran Across
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Monday October 17, 2016
News Articles

Industrial Production Contracts For 13th Straight Month - Longest Non-Recessionary Streak In US History
ZeroHedge | author | 10/17/16

For the 13th straight month US Industrial Production contracted year-over-year. The 1.00% annual drop extends the weakness to the longest non-recessionary streak in US history. Aerospace and Home Electronics saw the biggest drops in production with motor vehicles managing a modest increase as manufacturing beat expectations MoM. ... Read more

America at War with Itself by Henry A. Giroux

From poisoned water and police violence in our cities, to gun massacres and hate-mongering on the presidential campaign trail, evidence that America is at war with itself is everywhere around us. The question is not whether or not it's happening, but how to understand the forces at work in order to prevent conditions from getting worse. Henry A. Giroux offers a powerful, far-reaching critique of the economic interests, cultural dimensions, and political dynamics involved in the nation's shift toward increasingly abusive forms of power. His analysis helps us to frame critical questions about what can and should be done to turn things around while we can.

Reflecting on a wide range of social issues, Giroux contrasts Donald Trump's America with Sandra Bland's to understand who really benefits from politically fueled intolerance for immigrants, communities of color, Muslims, low-income families, and those who challenge state and corporate power. A passionate advocate for civil rights and the importance of the imagination, Giroux argues that only through widespread social investment in democracy and education can the common good hope to prevail over the increasingly concentrated influence of extreme right-wing politicians and self-serving economic interests.

Praise for America at War with Itself:
"This is the book Americans need to read now. No one is better than Henry Giroux at analyzing the truly dangerous threats to our society. He punctures our delusions and offers us a compelling and enlightened vision of a better way. America at War with Itself is the best book of the year."--Bob Herbert, Distinguished Senior Fellow at Demos and former Op-Ed columnist for the New York Times

"In this current era of corporate media misdirection and misinformation, America at War with Itself is a must read for all Americans, especially young people. Henry Giroux is one of the few great political voices of today, with powerful insight into the truth. Dr. Giroux is defiantly explaining, against the grain, what's REALLY going on right now, and doing so quite undeniably. Simply put, the ideas he brings forth are a beacon that need to be seen and heard and understood in order for the world to progress."--Julian Casablancas

WikiLeaks Releases Hillary Clinton's Goldman Sachs Speeches
HP & Reuters | author | 10/15/16

Clinton has been criticized for not revealing details of her paid speeches before big business.

The documents showed comments by Clinton during question-and-answer sessions with Goldman Sachs Chief Executive Lloyd Blankfein and Tim O'Neill, the bank's head of investment management, at three separate events in 2013 in Arizona, New York and South Carolina.

Some excerpts of Clinton's speeches had already been released. For more than a week, Wikileaks has published in stages what it says are hacked emails from the account of John Podesta, Clinton's campaign chairman. Clinton's campaign has declined to verify the emails. Goldman Sachs did not immediately provide any comment on Saturday. ... Read more

A child dies every other day from gun accidents in U.S.

Donald Trump Won't Stop Attacking Paul Ryan
HP | Marina Fang | 10/16/16

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump continued his feud with House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Sunday, after Ryan distanced himself from Trump in response to the bombshell recording of Trump boasting about sexual assault.

In a series of tweets, Trump called Ryan "a man who doesn't know how to win," referring to his loss in 2012, when he was the GOP's vice presidential nominee, and said that the House speaker "does zilch" to help him defeat Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton. ... Read more

Hey, Remember How The GOP Had A Bunch Of 2016 Candidates Who Weren't Serial Sexual Predators?

A Running List Of The Women Who've Accused Donald Trump Of Sexual Assault
HP | Catherine Pearson | 10/13/16

The Washington Post published footage from 2005 of serial misogynist Donald Trump bragging that as a famous man, he can get away with anything. Like kissing women without waiting for permission. And grabbing women by the pussy. Trump has defended these comments, repeatedly, as "locker room talk." When pressed by Anderson Cooper during the second presidential debate, he said that he absolutely had not sexually assaulted women.

But since Trump's remarks emerged ? and well before then ? women have shared their allegations of sexual abuse against the Republican presidential nominee. ... Read more

Cathy Heller
  • Her account: Heller, now 63, told The Guardian that the first and only time she interacted with Trump, "he grabbed her, went for a kiss, and grew angry with her as she twisted away." This was all while Heller was having Mother's Day brunch at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, with her husband, in-laws and children. She alleges that Trump said, "Oh, come on" when she protested and held her still while he kissed her on the side of the mouth before walking away. A relative who was seated at the table that day confirmed to The Guardian that Trump was "very forceful" and got "in her face."
  • Trump's response: Nothing yet.
  • When we found out: October 15, 2016
  • When she says it happened: Around 1997 (Heller says she is not 100 percent sure)

Summer Zervos
  • Her account: Zervos, a contestant on season five of "The Apprentice" (and a self-described Republican) said in a press conference with attorney Gloria Allred that Trump assaulted her on several occasions. She said the first time, she met with Trump in his office and he kissed her on the mouth, which Zervos rationalized as simply a strange greeting. On a separate occasion, she said she met with Trump at the Beverly Hills Hotel to discuss business opportunities. Instead Trump grabbed her while she sat next to him and began kissing her and touching her breasts, Zervos said in her statement. Trump later walked her into the bedroom, she told reporters, and "began thrusting his genitals." The two did go on to have dinner and discuss real estate, according to Zervos. When asked why she chose to come forward now, she said: "I want to be able to sleep when I'm 70."
  • Trump's response: Nothing yet.
  • When we found out: October 14, 2016
  • When she says it happens: 2007

Kristin Anderson
  • Her account: Anderson says she was out at a Manhattan nightclub with friends, sitting on a red velvet couch, when she felt Trump reach into her skirt and touch her vagina through her underwear, The Washington Post reports. She told the paper that the incident was brief, but that she and her friends were "very grossed out." Anderson was in her early 20s at the time, and an aspiring model.
  • Trump's response: A spokeswoman for Trump told The Washington Post that he "denies this phony allegation by someone looking to get some free publicity. It is totally ridiculous." It's worth noting, though, that Anderson did not approach the Post with her story. She was contacted by a reporter who'd heard about her experience from other people, and reportedly deliberated for several days about whether or not to go public.
  • When we found out: October 14, 2016
  • When she says it happened: The early 1990s

Jessica Leeds
  • Her account: More than 30 years ago, Leeds was traveling for work when she sat next to Trump on a flight to New York. Leeds, who is now 74, told The New York Times that she and Trump spoke for a bit, then about 45 minutes into the flight he lifted the armrest between them and began to grab her breasts and put his hand up her skirt. "He was like an octopus," she told The New York Times. "His hands were everywhere."
  • Trump's response: Trump vehemently denied the story. An attorney representing him has called upon The New York Times to retract it and has threatened to sue the publication. (The New York Times responded.)
  • When we found out: October 12, 2016
  • When she says it happened: The early 1980s

Rachel Crooks
  • Her account: Crooks says she was assaulted by Trump in an elevator while working as a receptionist for a real estate investment and development company in Trump Tower. She told The New York Times that upon meeting Trump, she introduced herself and shook his hand, but he would not let go. Trump began to kiss her on the cheeks, then directly on the mouth. "It was so inappropriate," she told the Times. "I was so upset that he thought I was so insignificant that he could do that." Crooks was 22 at the time.
  • Trump's response: See above
  • When we found out: October 12, 2016
  • When she says it happened: 2005

Mindy McGillivray
  • Her account: McGillivray, 36, told the Palm Beach Post that Trump groped her while she was attending a concert at Mar-a-Lago, his estate-slash-private-club in Palm Beach, Florida. She was there to help a friend who was photographing the concert, when she says Trump groped her. "All of a sudden I felt a grab, a little nudge. I think it's Ken's camera bag, that was my first instinct. I turn around and there's Donald," McGillivray told the Palm Beach Post. "This was a pretty good nudge. More of a grab,'' she continued. "It was pretty close to the center of my butt. I was startled. I jumped."
  • Trump's response: A day after the account was published, CNN reported that Trump's campaign was drafting a lawsuit against the paper.
  • When we found out: October 12, 2016
  • When she says it happened: 2003

Natasha Stoynoff
  • Her account: In a harrowing essay for People, Stoynoff ? a journalist ? described how Trump assaulted her while she was interviewing him and his wife, Melania, at their Palm Beach estate. She writes that Trump insisted on giving her a private tour of the grounds, at which point he pinned and kissed her: "Trump shut the door behind us. I turned around, and within seconds, he was pushing me against the wall, and forcing his tongue down my throat ... I was grateful when Trump's longtime butler burst into the room a minute later, as I tried to unpin myself."
  • Trump's response: At a campaign rally, Trump questioned her claims saying, "Look at her. ... I don't think so."
  • When we found out: October 12, 2016
  • When she says it happened: 2005

Jennifer Murphy
  • Her account: Murphy, a contestant on season four of "The Apprentice," told Grazia that Trump kissed her on the lips after a job interview. "He walked me to the elevator, and I said goodbye. ... When he pulled my face in and gave me a smooch. I was like 'OK,'" she told Grazia. "I didn't know how to act." Murphy also told the publication that she still plans to vote for Trump.
  • Trump's response: N/A
  • When we found out: October 12, 2016
  • When she says it happened: 2005

Temple Taggart McDowell
  • Her account: The year that Taggart McDowell was crowned Miss Utah, Trump had just taken ownership of the Miss USA pageant. She says that when she was first introduced to him, he kissed her. "He kissed me directly on the lips," Taggart McDowell told The New York Times when she came forward with her story. "I thought, 'Oh my God, gross.' He was married to Marla Maples at the time ... I was like 'Wow, that's inappropriate.'"
  • Trump's response: Trump told NBC he doesn't know who she is and denies he ever assaulted her.
  • When we found out: May 2016
  • When she says it happened: 1997

Cassandra Searles
  • Her account: Yahoo News reports that over the summer, Cassandra Searles ? Miss Washington 2013 ? posted a photo on Facebook of her fellow contestants and the question: "Do y'all remember that one time we had to do our onstage introductions, but this one guy treated us like cattle and made us do it again because we didn't look him in the eyes? Do you also remember when he then proceeded to have us lined up so he could get a closer look at his property?" In a follow-up comment on the post, she reportedly added: "He probably doesn't want me telling the story about that time he continually grabbed my ass and invited me to his hotel room."
  • Trump's response: N/A
  • When we found out: June 2016
  • When she says it happened: Not totally clear, but presumably in 2013

"Jane Doe"
  • Her account: In June, a California woman -- "Jane Doe" ? filed a lawsuit alleging that Trump raped her at a party when she was 13 years old. As Buzzfeed reported, an initial hearing in the case has been scheduled for December 2016.
  • Trump's response: Trump has vigorously denied the claims, saying that the lawsuit was designed to smear his presidential campaign.
  • When we found out: June 2016
  • When she says it happened: 1994

Jill Harth
  • Her account: Harth worked with Trump in the 1990s (she and her partner operated a competition called American Dream Calendar Girls), but it ended in a bitter legal battle. In a 1997 lawsuit, Harth alleged in court documents that Trump repeatedly sexually harassed her, at one point groping her under the table. (The documents were surfaced by The Boston Globe.) Though she eventually dropped that suit, she stands by her story. "How can people not believe me now?" she asked "Inside Edition" after footage of Trump saying he grabs women by the pussy emerged.
  • Trump's response: In a May New York Times article on Trump's treatment of women that also included Harth's account, Trump said it was, in fact, Harth who had pursued him.
  • When we found out: April 2016
  • When she says it happens: 1993

Ivana Trump
  • Her account: In a 1992 deposition during their divorce, Trump's first wife described an incident in which she says her then-husband forced her to have sex with him. (Spousal rape is still rape.) The deposition came to light in the 1993 Trump biography Lost Tycoon: The Many Lives of Donald J. Trump. Ivana later softened her claims, saying that she "felt violated" as the love and tenderness she was accustomed to from her husband was absent that night, but she was not accusing him of a crime. She followed-up with a statement obtained by CNN last June telling in which she said "the story is totally without merit."
  • Trump's response: He denies it ever took place.
  • When we found out: 1993
  • When she says it happens: 1989
American History Textbooks' Lies: Everything Your Teacher Got Wrong - Myths, Education (1995) [57:02]
Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong by James W. Loewen

This updated and revised edition of the American Book Award-winner and national bestseller revitalizes the truth of America's history, explores how myths continue to be perpetrated, and includes a new chapter on 9/11 and the Iraq War.

Americans have lost touch with their history, and in Lies My Teacher Told Me Professor James Loewen shows why. After surveying eighteen leading high school American history texts, he has concluded that not one does a decent job of making history interesting or memorable. Marred by an embarrassing combination of blind patriotism, mindless optimism, sheer misinformation, and outright lies, these books omit almost all the ambiguity, passion, conflict, and drama from our past.

In this revised edition, packed with updated material, Loewen explores how historical myths continue to be perpetuated in today's climate and adds an eye-opening chapter on the lies surrounding 9/11 and the Iraq War. From the truth about Columbus's historic voyages to an honest evaluation of our national leaders, Loewen revives our history, restoring the vitality and relevance it truly possesses.

Thought provoking, nonpartisan, and often shocking, Loewen unveils the real America in this iconoclastic classic beloved by high school teachers, history buffs, and enlightened citizens across the country.

Empire Fed's Dead-Cat-Bounce Dies As New Orders, Labor Remain Weak
ZeroHedge | author | 10/17/16

Following September's mixed bag of disappointing regional Fed surveys, October has started off poorly with a big miss for Empire Fed (-6.8 vs +1.0 exp). June's dead cat bounce is officially over with the index sliding to 5 month lows led by continued deterioration in New Orders and workweek. Hope rose modestlywith new orders expected to pick up. ... Read more

DN | Is Trump's Rise a Result of America Declaring War on Institutions That Make Democracy Possible? (10/14/16) [11:17]
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
John Oliver | Third party candidates want to be serious contenders, so John Oliver considers them seriously as potential presidents (10/16/16) [18:38]
The Daily Show
Trever Noah | Donald Trump Faces Sexual Assault Allegations (10/13/16) [5:43]
TRNN | Clinton Emails Admit Counterrevolutionary Role of Saudi Arabia in Middle East (10/16/16) [10:50]
*TYT | Jesse Ventura Interview with Cenk Uygur on The Young Turks. (10/14/16) [50:21]
*TYT | Ben Carson: Trump Sexual Assaults Don't Matter (10/14/16) [9:41]
TYT | Trump Supporter: Paul Ryan Leaked "Pu$$y Grabbing" Tape (10/15/16) [5:24]
RT | CrossTalk: 'Stunned Commoners' (E980). (10/15/16) [25:45]
Max and Stacy are joined by Joel Benjamin, local authority debt audit campaigner with Debt Resistance UK, and Nigel Henderson, who lost his hotel business to RBS's restructuring division, to talk of the 'stunned commoners' in awe (at the brazenness) of the Royal . . . Bank of Scotland. Nigel recounts his own encounter with RBS's smash and grab unit which saw him lose his hotel in Scotland. They discuss the tens of billions in fines the bank, the taxpayer owned RBS, faces from US authorities for the bank's role in mortgage backed securities fraud and whether or not there will be anything left for compensation of the thousands of small and medium sized enterprises destroyed in the UK.
RT | CIA preparing cyberattacks against Russia -- US officials cited by NBC (10/15/16) [4:00]
RoF | Those Podesta Emails Will Haunt Democrats For Years. (10/17/16) [3:23]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
ThomHartmann | Richard Wolff - The System-wide Crisis of Capitalism, Part 1 (10/14/16) [12:41], Part 2 [12:38]
Note: sometimes I have to post my News Page before all the links are available. This happens most noteably for the Diane Rehm Show. If the pop-up links don't work, just go to The Diane Show website and click the links there.
*DR | WikiLeaks, Russia And The 2016 Presidential Race (10/17/16) [1hr]
WikiLeaks has published thousands of Clinton campaign emails over the past week obtained by hackers. The content of the emails has led to embarrassing headlines about the Clinton Foundation, internal campaign disputes and talks with Goldman Sachs. The Clinton campaign is neither confirming nor denying the authenticity of the emails. John Podesta, Clinton's campaign chairman, alleges the Russian government is behind the hacks. U.S. intelligence agencies are investigating. WikiLeaks, Russia and the 2016 presidential race.
*DR | How We Choose Our Spouses (10/17/16) [1hr]
NPR (National Public Radio) - www.npr.org/
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) - pbs.org/
PBS NewsHour Weekend (full) (10/16/16) [25:02]
MSNBC - Maddow/Hayes - www.msnbc.com/
Other Videos and Documentaries I Ran Across

Friday October 14, 2016
News Articles
Relentless Avalanche Of Accusations... Donor Heavies Demand RNC Cut Ties... GOP In Disarray... Ryan Done In By Trump?... House GOP Furious... Trump Takes Throne Of Alt-Right In His Scariest Speech Yet... Donald Has Crossed The Line With American Voters... Krauthammer: Attacks On Clinton An 'Affront To Elementary Democratic Decency'... Resorts To Poll Fantasies As Walls Close In... POLLS: Clinton 91 Percent!...

These Nuclear Launch Officers Are Scared By The Idea Of A Trump Commander-In-Chief
HP | Dave Jamieson | 10/13/16

If you're not frightened by the thought of Donald Trump having his finger on the nuclear button, you should consider listening to these folks.

A group of former nuclear launch officers in the U.S. Air Force have signed an open letter saying they're disturbed by the idea of Trump standing over what's known as the "red button." The letter, with 10 signatories, was first reported by The Washington Post on Thursday.

"Only the president can order a nuclear launch. That order cannot be vetoed and once the missiles have been launched, they cannot be called back," the letter states. "The consequences of miscalculation, impulsive decision-making or poor judgment on the part of the president could be catastrophic." ... Read more

The Daily Show | Trevor Noah Disgusted By Trump Sex Allegations -- And His Defenders (10/13/16) [5:43]

Elizabeth Warren Asks Obama To Fire Top Wall Street Regulator For 'Brazen Conduct'
HP |Alexander C. Kaufman | 10/14/16

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Friday asked President Barack Obama to fire the government's top securities regulator for "brazen conduct" that "hurts investors, undermines administration policy, and willfully misinterprets congressional mandates."

Warren is taking aim at Securities and Exchange Chair Mary Jo White, a former prosecutor and corporate lawyer who has long supported limiting corporate disclosures to investors. White is an Obama appointee who identifies as a political independent and often sides with a Republican commissioner. She has been in Warren's crosshairs for years. ... Read more

Two speeches that defined a campaign: Donald Trump's conspiratorial ranting and Michelle Obama's inspiring call for decency
Salon | Heather Digby Parton | 10/14/16

Everyone was anxiously waiting on Thursday morning to see how Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump would react to the cascade of new accusations of sexual abuse, misconduct and inappropriate commentary that came down on Wednesday night. His lawyer had threatened The New York Times with a lawsuit and the word on the street was that the campaign had decided to go nuclear.

But before Trump could deliver his scheduled speech to a West Palm Beach crowd, first lady Michelle Obama delivered one of her own in New Hampshire that put the whole issue into perspective. Surprising everyone, she decided to not give her usual stump speech and instead addressed Trump's treatment of women head-on, delivering the most emotionally raw remarks of her public career. With a voice that uncharacteristically shook at times, she patiently explained to a reeling nation how Trump's language and behavior sounds to millions of women and proclaimed this truth: ... Read more

BBC | Michelle Obama and Donald Trump's duelling speeches (10/14/16) [2:34]
NBC | Michelle Obama On Donald Trump's Comments: 'Enough Is Enough' (full) (10/13/16) [20:53] PBS | Trump responds to new harassment allegations, attacks Clinton (full) (10/13/16) [48:19]
In the wake of new sexual assault allegations - Donald Trump has gone full Breitbart - and is now accusing the Clintons of being in cahoots with "a secret globalist cabal." Will the Republican Party survive this meltdown?
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Friday, October 14 [11:59]
DN | Journalist James Risen: CIA Torture Methods Caused Long-Term Psychological Harm to Former Prisoners (10/13/16) [16:34]
US ops abroad motivate home-grown terrorism - FBI study (10/12/16) [1:57]
*TRNN | Professor Richard Sakwa discusses: We're Not in a New Cold War - It's Far Worse (10/14/16) [13:04]
TRNN | Journalist Doug Henwood says: Podesta Emails Show Hillary Is No Champion of Progressive Causes (10/13/16) [11:47]
*TYT | Elizabeth Warren: Disgraced Wells Fargo CEO Resigns (10/13/16) [9:12]
TYT | MORE Women Accuse Trump Of Sexual Assault (10/13/16) [12:53] RT | CrossTalk: It would appear Russia and the United States are moving down the path toward some kind of confrontation - even conflict. (10/14/16) [24:02]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
*ThomHartmann | Our Giant Experiment on "Greed is Good" Has Failed (10/13/16) [4:51]
ThomHartmann | Do We Need A Groper In Chief? (10/14/16) [9:25]
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*DR | Friday News - Domestic (10/14/16) [1hr]
Major GOP donors call on the Republican National Committee to disavow Donald Trump. The Republican presidential nominee is defending himself against sexual assault accusations from multiple women. Trump has denied all of the allegations. WikiLeaks dumps another round of Hillary Clinton emails, this time from her campaign chairman John Podesta. Polls show the Democratic candidate leading in 6 of 13 battleground states, with less than a month to go before Election Day. The CEO of Wells Fargo resigns, in the wake of a fake bank accounts scandal. And Bob Dylan wins the Nobel Prize in literature.
*DR | Friday News - International (10/14/16) [1hr]
Russian President Vladimir Putin cancels a visit to France over a disagreement on Syria. An American warship strikes Yemen. And Thailand mourns the death of its king, the world's longest-reigning monarch. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.
NPR (National Public Radio) - www.npr.org/
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) - pbs.org/
MSNBC - Maddow/Hayes - www.msnbc.com/

Thursday October 13, 2016
News Articles
Some of Today's Headlines
ACCUSATIONS PILE UP... Groped In First Class... Kissed Receptionist On The Mouth... Grabbed Woman During A Photoshoot... 'PEOPLE' Mag Writer: He Attacked Me... FLASHBACK: 'Grabbed' Miss Washington's 'Ass'... '92 VIDEO: Don Points To 10-Year-Old, Says He'll Be 'Dating Her In 10 Years'... Trump Goes Nuclear On Clintons... Drafts Lawsuit Against New York Times...

Republicans Endorse, Unendorse And Then Re-Endorse Donald Trump
HP | Elise Foley | 10/12/16

Multiple Republicans who called for Donald Trump to step down as the Republican presidential nominee over the weekend are now saying they will still vote for him.

In an impressive bit of rhetorical gymnastics, some are also saying that they never technically un-endorsed Trump in the first place ? even though they all said that he should be replaced by his running mate Mike Pence as the Republican nominee for president.

Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Rep. Scott Garrett (R-N.J.) and Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-Ala.) all confirmed on Tuesday that they will support the Republican ticket, even if it's led by Trump instead of Pence, the governor of Indiana. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) said the same day that he would likely vote for Trump. ... Read more

Australian State Parliament Officially Calls Trump A 'Revolting Slug'

*WARREN GETS RESULTS: Wells Fargo CEO Resigns In Wake Of Bank Scandal
HP | author | date

Wells Fargo & Co's veteran chairman and chief executive officer, John Stumpf abruptly departed on Wednesday bowing to pressure over its sales tactics that has damaged the bank's reputation and put Wall Street under renewed scrutiny.

San Francisco-based Wells Fargo said Stumpf, 63, was retiring and would be replaced as chief executive by President and Chief Operating Officer Tim Sloan, 56. ... Read more

Here's Why Trump Supporters Say the Groping Tape Is No Big Deal

"If he didn't talk like that, I'd think there's something wrong with him."

Hillary's Speech To Deutsche Bank: "The People Are Angry, She Isn't"
ZeroHedge | author | 10/13/16

"We live with a double standard."... "the remarks below make it sound like HRC DOESNT think the game is rigged -- only that she recognizes that the public thinks so. They are angry. She isn't." ... Read more

Trump Campaign Warns Bill Clinton: "We're Going To Turn You Into Bill Cosby"
ZeroHedge | author | 10/13/16

"We're going to turn him into Bill Cosby. He's a violent sexual predator who physically abuses women who he assaults. And she takes the lead on the intimidation of the victims." ... Read more

Raw Story | CNN Panel Can Hardly Contain Itself as Katrina Pierson Launches Into Insane Defense of Donald Trump (10/13/16) [13:32]
The Daily Show | Not Just Clowning Around (10/12/16) [7:04]
The Daily Show | Not Just Clowning Around (10/12/16) [7:04]
G. Edward Griffin
I like G. Edward Griffin and think his ideas are well thought out and presented. He was one of the first to expose the (FED) Federal Reserve with his book 'Creature From Jekyll Island'. His lectures on many topics are concise and well documented, using well know historians such as Carrol Quigley. If you think this all made up listen to the humorist (but sad) lecture done by Major George R. Jordan, State Department Whistleblower (1960's).
G. Edward Griffin
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Thursday, October 13 [11:42]
*DN | Leaked Hillary Clinton Emails: Could Bernie Sanders Have Won Primary If Leak Occurred Earlier? (10/12/16) [16:26]
*TRNN | Wikileaks Reveals How Wall Street Buys Influence in the Democratic Party (10/12/16) [11:41]
TRNN | Vera Paradee of the Climate Law Institute discusses: Why is the Airline Industry Exempt from the Paris Climate Agreement? (10/12/16) [11:09]
TYT | Weak Republicans Run Back To Trump (10/12/16) [10:48]
*TYT | HORRIFIC Factory Farming Footage Leaked (10/12/16) [13:35]
Full Program [51:02]
TYT | Woman Wears 'Grab My Pu$$y' Shirt To Trump Rally (10/12/16) [6:41]
TYT | Pro-Trump Christian Explains: Women Can't Be President, Cuz GOD (10/12/16) [6:06]
TYT | Rush Limbaugh: Sexual Consent Is Overrated (10/12/16) [5:57]
RT | Keiser Report: Hillary Speeches (E979) (10/13/16) [25:39]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
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*DR | Why Sexual Assault And Harassment Are So Common And What That Says About Our Culture (10/13/16) [1hr]
Video footage of Donald Trump's lewd remarks is another example of something many women confront every day. Why sexual assault and harassment are so common and what that says about our culture.
*DR | Rep. John Lewis On His Graphic Novel Trilogy About The Civil Rights Movement (10/13/16) [1hr]
Congressman John Lewis on "March," his trilogy of graphic novels that tells the story of his experiences as a leader in the civil rights movement.
NPR (National Public Radio) - www.npr.org/
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) - pbs.org/
Why the Trump tape started a national conversation about sexual assault (10/12/16) [15:21]
MSNBC - Maddow/Hayes - www.msnbc.com/
Other Videos and Documentaries I Ran Across
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As I construct My News Pages I constantly run across a lot of NEW videos, and since I find YouTube frustrating trying to re-find videos, I save the links in this section so I can find them again.

Wednesday October 12, 2016
News Articles

Trump Trashes: 'I Don't Want' Ryan's Support - Donald Trump Keeps Burning GOP Bridges
HP | Marina Fang | 10/11/16

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Tuesday night unleashed a fresh round of anger on GOP leaders who have distanced themselves from him since he was caught on a recording bragging about sexual assault.

Trump, in a Fox News interview with Bill O'Reilly, continued his onslaught against House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), criticizing Ryan's repeated denouncements of Trump's array of offensive remarks. Earlier Tuesday, Trump called Ryan "very weak and ineffective." ... Read more

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah | The Daily Show - Fallout from Donald Trump's P***ygate Scandal (10/11/16) [10:50]

There's an Arrest for Drug Possession Every 25 Seconds -- And Marijuana Arrests Exceed Those for All Violent Crimes
AlterNet | Phillip Smith | 10/12/16

Nearly a half century after Richard Nixon inaugurated the modern war on drugs, to criticize it as a failure as so common as to be banal. Yet even as marijuana prohibition falls in some states, the drug war rolls on, an assembly line of criminalization and incarceration, dealing devastating blows to the lives of its victims that linger far beyond the jail or prison cell.

And most of its victims are not capos or kingpins, but simple drug users. According to a new report from Human Rights Watch (HRW) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), drug possession is the single offense for which the largest number of arrests are made in the U.S., totaling more than 1.25 million last year, and accounting for more than three-fourths of all drug arrests. Nearly half of those (more than 574,000) were for marijuana possession. This number alone exceeds the total number of arrests for all violent crimes, 505,681 for murder, manslaughter, rape robbery and assault, according to the report. ... Read more

Stephen Colbert | Donald Trump Asks The Terminally Ill For A Huge Favor (10/07/16) [8:54]

New Records Suggest Donald Trump Misled the Public About His Income
MotherJones | Russ Choma | 10/11/16

At the first presidential debate, when GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump was asked by moderator Lester Holt why he wouldn't release his tax returns, he declared that the personal financial disclosure form he had filed with the Federal Election Commission would tell voters all they need to know about his finances. And Trump bragged that this document showed that his income in 2015 was $694 million. He added, "If you would have told me I was going to make that 15 or 20 years ago, I would have been very surprised, but that's the kind of thinking that our country needs." ... Read more

Some Diane Rehm Commenters on Today Show: "How Economic Stagnation Is Reshaping Our Country And Its Future"

TeaKoolAid - Clinton will lower taxes for 80% of Americans. For the top 1%, who play by the rules, they see a 4% tax increase. Tax cheats who pay 0% like Trump will see their loopholes capped!!!

The GOP keep going on about gains only going to the top, why not tax the people who made all the gains and pay none of the taxes? http://www.taxpolicycenter.org...

Clinton has proposed three individual income tax increases on high-income households:
  1. a 4% surcharge on adjusted gross income (AGI) in excess of $5 million
  2. a minimum tax of 30% of AGI phasing in between $1 and $2 million of income (i.e., the "Buffett Rule"); and
  3. a 28% limit on the tax benefit from specified deductions and exclusions (excluding charitable contributions)


Fredlinskip - These are great steps in right direction- especially over Trump's thinly outlined "plan" which would extend even greater breaks to wealthy and send the country into even greater debt,, but more steps like those you outlined need be made before it's going to have a negligible effect on our Nations current "debt problem".

PoliticsWatcher - Trump thinks he pays too much in taxes. And thinks you get too much in government services, too.

Truck O'Trolls - Trump tax plan:
  1. Lower top rate, the rate he pays.
  2. Suspend federal estate taxes that his estate will pay.
  3. Tax carried interest, a tax loophole that he does not participate.
Trump ignores reform of the tax benefits given to realestate developers. Trump is not the only one to have benefited. These abusive techniques allow commercial realestate developers to claim large beneficial paper losses for tax purposes while simultaneously gathering enormous personal wealth.

Fredlinskip - He's all about getting "free stuff" form the government... in his case more than a billion $ in tax breaks.

PoliticsWatcher - Nearly a billion in New York City alone.
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Wednesday, October 12 [9:42]
DN | Pre-Debate Roundtable: Rape Culture and the 2005 Trump Tape (10/11/16) [21:25]
DN | Lee Fang on "Cozy" Relationship Between Clinton Campaign & Press (10/11/16) [2:47]
*DN | Obama Is Killing Yemen: A Yemeni Journalist Speaks Out After U.S.-Backed Bombing Strikes Funeral (10/11/16) [12:31]
TRNN | CODEPINK's Medea Benjamin says: U.S. Weapon Sales Enable Saudi Arabia's Atrocities in Yemen (10/12/16) [10:01]
TRNN | Research fellow Yvette Arellano says: Protests Planned at Houston Headquarters of Dakota Access Pipeline Owners (10/12/16) [13:52]
TRNN | West Reneging on Promises Made to BRICS Countries During 2008 Crisis (10/12/16) [13:20]
TYT | Proof Wall Street Hates Elizabeth Warren (10/11/16) [10:11]
TYT | Donald Trump Death Spiral Begins (10/11/16) [6:04]
TYT | Alex Jones: Hillary Clinton Is An ACTUAL Demon (10/11/16) [8:02]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
ThomHartmann | Billionaires' Gov't Is Different Than Our Founders Gov't (10/11/16) [6:17]
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*DR | How Economic Stagnation Is Reshaping Our Country And Its Future (10/12/16) [1hr]
Many say rancor in the 2016 presidential campaign is in large part connected to widespread economic stagnation and the perception of diminished economic prospects: Quality of life, economic fairness, and the U.S. economy.
*DR | What's Behind The Increase In Maternal Deaths In The U.S. (10/12/16) [1hr]
While the rate at which women die during pregnancy or childbirth has fallen in many nations, maternal deaths have been rising in the U.S. over the last fifteen years, according to several new studies. But the mortality rate differs depending on the state. It doubled in Texas from 2000 to 2014, but decreased in California. A look at what's behind the increase in U.S. maternal mortality rates.
NPR (National Public Radio) - www.npr.org/
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) - pbs.org/
MSNBC - Maddow/Hayes - www.msnbc.com/

Tuesday October 11, 2016
News Articles
Some of Today's Headlines
'Unshackled' Trump Goes Nuclear On GOP... Trump Tweetstorm: Paul Ryan 'Weak And Ineffective"... Attacks 'Disloyal' Republicans: 'They Don't Know How To Win'... Slams 'Foul-Mouthed' John McCain: He 'Begged For My Support'... 'COWARDS': Trump Supporters Revolt... MELTDOWN: Poll Gives Clinton Double-Digit Lead Over Trump...

Shep Smith Wonders If 'Almost Fascist' Trump Has Another Agenda
HP | Rebecca Shapiro | 10/11/16

He says the GOP nominee's vow to jail Hillary Clinton "might have been bordering on unconstitutional."

Fox News host Shep Smith launched a blistering attack on Donald Trump Monday, questioning what the GOP presidential nominee's real motives are. Smith railed against Trump for pandering to his voter base by attacking his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton during Sunday night's presidential debate. He also criticized the brash businessman for failing to court undecided voters who wanted to hear substantive arguments, as Trump vowed to jail Clinton if he were elected. ... Read more
Shep Smith Goes Off on Trump Over Debate Performance and Almost 'Fascist' Jail Line (10/10/16) [5:35]

Samantha Bee | This was not the October Surprise Trump expected, but it is the one he deserves. (10/10/16) [6:01], Part 2 [5:32]
Samantha Bee | Donald Trump took a break from grabbing at pussies to grasp at straws. (10/10/16) [6:30]
All Of America's Science Nobel Prizes This Year Were Won By Immigrants
TYT | Donald Trump Threatens Republicans (10/10/16) [10:48]
High ranking Republicans are jumping off the Trump train, and Donald isn't having it. Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, breaks it down.
TYT | Why Republican Voters Won't Abandon Trump (10/10/16) [7:55]
While Republican politicians are backing away from Trump, the GOP base is embracing him even more.

"The World Has Reached A Dangerous Point" - Gorbachev Sees Rising Threat Of Nuclear War
ZeroHedge | author | 10/11/16

"I think the world has reached a dangerous point. I don't want to give any concrete prescriptions but I do want to say that this needs to stop. We need to renew dialogue. Stopping it was the biggest mistake. Now we must return to the main priorities, such as nuclear disarmament, fighting terrorism and prevention of global environmental disasters. Read more

GOP Senator Says Grabbing A Woman's Genitals Is Not Sexual Assault

Barclays Warns The Party Is Almost Over As Payouts Exceed Cash Flow By $115 Billion
ZeroHedge | author | 10/11/16

Corporate buybacks plus dividends will surpass $1 trillion in 2016, for the first time ever, according to Barclays calculations. This means that payouts to shareholders will surpass total S&P500 cash flow by a whopping $115 billion. And with corporate balance sheets increasing encumbered, Barclays believes that the rate of payouts, rising at 20% in recent years, is about to grind to a halt, meaning that for stocks, the "party is almost over." ... Read more

REPORT: Wells Fargo Employee Informed Bank Of Fake Customer Accounts In 2006
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Tuesday, October 11 [12:36]
DN | 1 Million in Haiti Urgently Need Humanitarian Assistance After Hurricane's "Apocalyptic Destruction" (10/11/16) [13:35]
DN | Bill Clinton's Trade Policies Destroyed Haitian Rice Farming, Now Haiti Faces Post-Hurricane Famine (10/11/16) [4:07]
DN | U.S.-Backed Saudi Forces Bomb Yemeni Funeral, Killing 140, Injuring 500 in Possible War Crime (10/11/16) [4:45]
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
John Oliver | Donald Trump Threatens Republicans (10/10/16) [1:50]
John Oliver | John Oliver examines the legal and moral issues surrounding the military prison at Guantánamo Bay. (10/09/16) [20:40]
TRNN | Chris Hedges: It's Our Bombs, Not Trump's Comments, that Fuel Hatred Towards the United States (10/10/16) [15:03]
TYT | How Hillary Clinton Manipulates The Media (10/10/16) [13:27]
RT | Keiser Report: Business Death...Allegedly (E978) (10/11/16) [25:19]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
ThomHartmann | Are Exxon & Alec Running An Illegal Lobbying Scheme? (10/10/16) [9:41]
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*DR | Turmoil In The GOP: Trump's Defiant Strategy And What It Means For His Party (10/11/16) [1hr]
Yesterday, the highest-ranking Republican in the nation said something extraordinary: He would not defend or campaign for his party's nominee for president, Donald Trump. This came amidst a kind of mass panic within the GOP, after a tape revealed Trump making offensive comments about women and bragging about sexual assault. The Republican National Committee said yesterday that it stands with Trump, but many Congressional Republicans are distancing themselves. Chief among their concerns is the effect of all this on down-ballot races. Can Republicans hold on to control of Congress? We look at the GOP as it weighs its next steps following a crisis for the Trump campaign.
*DR | Bryan Cranston: "A Life In Parts" (10/11/16) [1hr]
It can be difficult to think of actor Bryan Cranston as anyone other than Walter White, the cancer-ridden science teacher-turned- meth cook chronicled in AMC's "Breaking Bad." But in a new memoir, "a life in parts," Cranston gives a candid look the many roles he's played on camera --Tim Whatley in "Seinfeld", Hal in "Malcom In The Middle" and Lyndon B Johnson on Broadway--and off, from chicken farmer to security guard and dating consultant. Actor Bryan Cranston talks with Diane about mega-stardom, telling stories and the necessary, hard work it takes to get it right.
NPR (National Public Radio) - www.npr.org/
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) - pbs.org/
MSNBC - Maddow/Hayes - www.msnbc.com/
Other Videos and Documentaries I Ran Across

Monday October 10, 2016
News Articles

Donald Trump, Groper in Chief
NYTimes | Nicholas Kristof | 10/07/16

Jill Harth's first concern with Donald Trump's hands wasn't that they were small. It's that they were everywhere.

Harth and her longtime boyfriend were in meetings with Trump to forge a business partnership. "He was relentless," Harth recalled in an interview, describing how on Dec. 12, 1992, he took the couple to dinner and a club -- and then situated himself beside Harth and ran his hands up her skirt, to her crotch. "I didn't know how to handle it. I would go away from him and say I have to go to the restroom. It was the escape route." ... Read more

PBS | The second presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump (10/10/16) [1:56:52]
Or
RT | Hillary Clinton / Donald Trump 2nd Presidential Debate (10/09/16)[1:57:32]
TYT | The Second Presidential Debate (10/10/16) [22:03]
TYT | The Second Presidential Debate | The Biggest Controversy Was... (10/10/16) [6:10]
TYT | The Second Presidential Debate | The Biggest FAIL (10/10/16) [2:36]
Jill Stein from the Green Party
TYT | Jill Stein Interview with Cenk Uygur on The Young Turks (10/10/16) [13:17]
Weekend of Drama
Fox | Hillary's Wall Street Speeches Released By Wikileaks - The Kelly File (10/07/16) [37:38]

Goldman Tells Clients To Go To Cash As "Growth Shocks" Are Coming
ZeroHedge | author | 10/10/16

"In the recent environment of low volatility, and with high valuations across assets, we are inclined to keep cash reserves to take advantage of more attractive entry points in case of shocks. Potential 'growth shocks' continue to loom until year-end as political risks remain elevated, given the upcoming US presidential elections and Italian referendum, and the UK government's plan to trigger Article 50 by March 2017." ... Read more

The Road to Ruin: The Global Elites' Secret Plan for the Next Financial Crisis by James Rickards

A drumbeat is sounding among the global elites. The signs of a coming financial crisis, one exponentially bigger than the last, are unmistakable. This time, the elites have an audacious plan to protect themselves from the fallout: hoarding cash now and locking down the global financial system when a crisis hits.

Deep in the U.S. legal code, our government is granted emergency economic powers. Stock exchanges can be closed, ATMs shut down, money market funds frozen, asset managers instructed not to sell securities, negative interest rates imposed, and cash denied. In fact, FDR took equally drastic action in 1933 by closing banks and confiscating gold.

The global elites know that a crisis of even greater proportions is coming and that collaboration is the only way to survive. Since 2014, international monetary agencies have been issuing warnings to a small group of finance ministers, sovereign wealth funds, banks, and private equity funds in technical jargon that the average investor can't understand. But the message is simple: the supposed incredible comeback of the last eight years is artificial. Our government's cowardly choices not to prosecute J.P. Morgan and its ilk, and to bloat the economy with a $4 trillion injection of easy credit, are driving us headlong toward a cliff.

In preparation, the global elites have been noiselessly hoarding cash and hard assets over the past two years. Even now, legally unorthodox regulations are sliding quietly into place that allow regulatory agencies to freeze all assets with a few keystrokes in a self-proclaimed emergency.

New York Times bestselling author James Rickards sounded the alarm on currency manipulation in Currency Wars and correctly predicted that the Federal Reserve would not raise interest rates for years in The Death of Money. In The New Case for Gold he predicted the rise of negative interest rates. Now, as he shows in this frightening, meticulously researched book, governments around the world have no compunction about conspiring against their citizens. As he writes, "Your money may be like a jewel in a glass case at Cartier; you can see it but not touch it."

The most potent form of protection is to arm yourself with knowledge. If you want to understand the risks ahead and to know how to plan for them, you'll need Rickards's cutting-edge synthesis of behavioral economics, history, and complexity theory. It's a guidebook to thinking smarter, acting faster, and living with the comforting knowledge that your wealth is secure.

The global elites don't want this book to exist. Their plan to herd us like sheep to the slaughter when a global crisis erupts -- and, of course, to maintain their wealth -- works only if we remain complacent and unaware. Thanks to The Road to Ruin, we don't need to be.
The Gilded Rage: A Wild Ride Through Donald Trump's America by Alexander Zaitchik

2016 continues to be the most surreal and unpredictable election year in recent memory and this is due in large part to one Donald J. Trump and the millions of Americans who made him this year's Republican nominee for president. As Trump continues to succeed despite behavior that would cripple any other politician, whether it is questioning the patriotism of the Gold Star Khan family or banishing a baby from one of his press conferences, it is imperative to understand why so many continue to support him. And this is what makes The Gilded Rage so important; it provides insight into the forgotten Americans that continue to befuddle pundits and "experts" on CNN and FOX alike.

This grippingly intimate and heart-breaking book provides a portrait of the walking wounded who make up the base of the Trump movement. Desperate and angry, these are the Americans of the vanishing industrial heartland, depressed Appalachian coal country, and the no-man's land along the Southwestern border. These are coal miners, out of work construction workers, and small business owners, who have watched their fortunes dwindle with each passing year. They have no illusions about the grandstanding billionaire and his glaring flaws. But these men and women feel forgotten and screwed over by political, corporate and media elites...and they feel that Donald Trump, despite his flamboyant demagoguery, might well be their last chance for salvation. Reminiscent of Studs Terkel's Working, with a dash of Hunter S. Thompson, Alexander Zaitchik in this important book takes us deeper into the ravaged soul of America than any other chronicler of our times.
Trump and the Roots of Rage: The Republican Right and the Authoritarian Threat by Kevin O'Leary

"If you want to understand the deeper menace of Trumpism, read this book. Kevin O'Leary tells this complex and alarming story brilliantly. -- Robert Kuttner, co-editor of The American Prospect.

The United States is entering the final stretch of a presidential campaign like no other. Donald Trump is the focus of our attention, but his success is only a symptom of a deeper problem. Seasoned observers and ordinary citizens look at today's Republican Party and wonder: what has happened to American politics and how did we end up with a major party presidential nominee who is a know-nothing, bigoted demagogue? Kevin O'Leary's stunning new book provides answers and a path forward.

"The problem with our politics is not Donald Trump; it is the many who support him. Kevin O'Leary's book explains in great detail and with the clearest of prose, just how this crazy situation came about." -- Alan Wolfe, author of The Future of Liberalism.

Trump and the Roots of Rage explains how and why the United States confronts -- for the first time in its history -- classic reactionary politics. No other book has painted in as bold strokes the deep chasm that exists between America's liberal tradition and the far-right alternative that champions privilege, hierarchy, inequality, and exclusion -- values that violate the promise of American life.

The hard right that has captured the Republican Party is characterized by a hatred of modern liberals -- such as Presidents Franklin Roosevelt, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama -- and a hostility to the core liberal beliefs of the founders. For the right, either racism, bigotry, and male chauvinism are at the forefront (as with Donald Trump) or a hatred of government and love of the market leads (as with Ted Cruz). O'Leary defends liberals and traditional conservatives, such as Bob Dole and George F. Will, while excoriating the right represented by Trump, Cruz, Paul Ryan, and Mitch McConnell.
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Monday, October 10 [12:56]
DN | In Shocking Tape Trump Boasts of Sexually Assaulting Women: "When You're a Star...You Can Do Anything" (10/10/16) [5:28]
DN | Jill Stein Spars with Clinton & Trump in "Expanding the Debate" Special, Part 1 (10/10/16) [22:51], Part 2 [18:45], Part 3 [13:38], Part 4 [15:20]
TRNN | Second Presidential Debate | Recap and Analysis (10/10/16) [9:53]
TRNN | Phyllis Bennis discusses: Candidate's Posturing Lends No Credibility to US Policy in Syria (10/10/16) [11:41]
TRNN | Janet Redman and Chris Williams discusses: Clinton and Trump Promote Fossil Fuels During Second Presidential Debate (10/10/16) [11:02]
TYT | Things More Likely To Kill You Than Terrorists (10/09/16) [8:57]
TYT | Bees Are Now An Endangered Species (10/09/16) [5:37]
RT | Keiser Report: Max and Stacy discuss how central bankers must be made to pay for their bubble economy sins. In the second half, Max interviews Jim Rickards, author of The Road to Ruin: The Global Elites' Secret Plan for the Next Financial Crisis. (E977) (10/08/16) [25:47]
RT | US election 2016: Clinton and Trump exchange blows during second debate (10/10/16) [3:26]
RT | Leaders speak at World Energy Congress 2016 in Istanbul (10/10/16) [2:18:41]
RT | CrossTalk: With Syria locked in a statement while Russia-US relations spiral downward, which party in this conflict is the barrier to peace and what needs to happen next? (10/10/16) [24:48]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
ThomHartmann | The Gilded Rage Exposed (10/06/16) [6:01]
ThomHartmann | Why Trump Won't End Up A Footnote in History, Part 1 (10/07/16) [12:44], Part 2 [12:27]
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*DR | Analysis Of The Second Clinton-Trump Debate (10/10/16) [1hr]
Analysis of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump's second presidential debate in St. Louis: how the candidates perform in the debate's town hall setting and what it means for the final weeks of the campaign.
*DR | One Girl's Incredible Journey From War-Torn Syria In A Wheelchair (10/10/16) [1hr]
The civil war in Syria has killed 400,000 people and displaced millions. One of the displaced is a girl named Nujeen. Last year, at age 16, she fled her Syrian homeland. She joined the massive outflow of migrants from the Middle East and North Africa seeking a safe haven from war, extremist violence and repression. Like many others, Nujeen traveled several thousand miles on her journey to Europe. But Nujeen--who has cerebral palsy--made the journey in a wheelchair. Diane talks with Nujeen Mustafa and veteran foreign correspondent Christina Lamb, who together share Nujeen's story.
NPR (National Public Radio) - www.npr.org/
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) - pbs.org/
MSNBC - Maddow/Hayes - www.msnbc.com/

Friday October 07, 2016
News Articles

Hurricane Matthew Batters Florida After Killing Hundreds In Caribbean
HP & Reuters | author | 10/06/16

The storm killed at least 339 people in Haiti, before moving on to the Bahamas and Florida.

The first major hurricane threatening a direct hit on the United States in more than 10 years lashed Florida on Friday with heavy rains and winds after killing at least 478 people in Haiti on its destructive march north through the Caribbean.

... The storm packed gusts of 100 miles per hour (160 kph) as it tracked north-northwest along Florida's east coast, the National Hurricane Center said in an advisory. The storm's eye was 25 miles (40 km) east of Cape Canaveral, home to the nation's chief space launch site. ... Read more

Donald Trump Says 70 Percent Of Federal Regulations 'Can Go'
HP & Reuters | author | 10/07/16

U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said as many as 70 percent of federal agency regulations could be eliminated if he is elected in November, just hours after an adviser said the candidate would seek to cut 10 percent.

Trump, who blamed regulations for stifling business, told a crowd at a town hall event in New Hampshire on Thursday night that regulations for the environment and safety would remain.

"We are cutting the regulation at a tremendous clip. I would say 70 percent of regulations can go," Trump said. "It's just stopping businesses from growing." ... Read more

'I did all the work': Ex-Trump accountant slaps down candidate's 'brilliant' knowledge of tax code
RawStory | Brad Reed | 10/05/16

Donald Trump's campaign has come up with an interesting way to spin revelations that he may not have paid income taxes for 18 years: Namely, that this shows he's a "brilliant" businessman who's uniquely qualified to fix our broken tax code.

However, Mediaite points out that Trump's former accountant appeared on Inside Edition this week to pour ice water on that particular talking point. "I did all the tax preparation," accountant Jack Mitnick told Inside Edition when asked if Trump played any role in doing his own taxes. "He never saw the product until it was presented to him for signature... I'm the one who did all the work." ... Read more
TYT | Trump's Ex-Accountant: I Did All His Taxes, Trump No "Genius" (10/06/16) [6:29]

We Just Can't Back Donald Trump, 30 Former GOP Lawmakers Say In Letter
HP | Sam Stein | 10/06/16

... On Thursday, Clinton's endeavors got a boost ? though, apparently, through no effort of her own. Thirty Republicans who served in Congress signed a letter saying they couldn't vote for Trump in the general election.

"In nominating Donald Trump, the Republican Party has asked the people of the United States to entrust their future to a man who insults women, mocks the handicapped, urges that dissent be met with violence, seeks to impose religious tests for entry into the United States, and applies a de facto ethnicity test to judges," the letter reads. "He offends our allies and praises dictators. His public statements are peppered with lies. He belittles our heroes and insults the parents of men who have died serving our country. Every day brings a fresh revelation that highlights the unacceptable danger in electing him to lead our nation." ... Read more

Flash Crash of the Pound Baffles Traders With Algorithms Being Blamed
Bloomberg | Netty Idayu Ismail | 10/06/16

During two chaotic minutes of Asian trading, the pound plunged the most since the Brexit referendum in June, with traders saying computer-initiated sell orders exacerbated the slump.

The 6.1 percent drop drove sterling to a 31-year low of $1.1841, according to composite prices compiled by Bloomberg of contributions from dealers. Traders speculated the crash might have been sparked by human error, or a so-called “fat finger,” with algorithms adding to selling pressure at a time of day when liquidity is relatively low.

While the currency snapped back in Asia, it resumed its freefall during European hours, as concern welled up that Britain is headed for a so-called hard Brexit that would restrict its access to the European Union’s single market in return for gaining control of immigration. Read more

More News
  1. Pound struggles to recover after plunging 6% in 2 minutes (FT)
  2. Flash Crash of the Pound Baffles Traders With Algorithms Being Blamed (BBG)
  3. Pound Plummets Against Dollar in Chaotic Trading (WSJ)
  4. Two-Minute Mystery Pound Rout Puts Spotlight on Robot Trades (BBG)
  5. U.S. nonfarm payroll job growth seen pushing case for Fed hikes (Reuters)
  6. Qatar won't sell Deutsche Bank shares, might buy more (Reuters)
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Friday, October 07 [10:43]
DN | As Hurricane Matthew Lashes U.S., Are TV Networks the Last Bastion of Climate Denial? (10/07/16) [11:38]
DN | Reporter Cracks Serial Killer Cold Case After Receiving a Tip Based on His Democracy Now! Interview (10/07/16) [13:07]
*TRNN | Economist Michael Hudson says: Economic 'Recovery' Feels Weak Because the Great Recession Hasn't Really Ended (10/07/16) [12:09]
*TRNN | Former NSA whistleblower William Binney says the August release of NSA source code might be tied to the arrest of Harold Thomas Martin (10/06/16) [6:36]
TRNN | ACLU's Ashley Gorski discusses: NSA Sweep of Yahoo Emails Reflects Vulnerability of Consumers' 4th Amendment Rights (10/05/16) [10:01]
*TYT | There Was One Group Trump Forgot To Offend: The Dying (10/06/16) [6:16]
TYT | Trump's Ex-Accountant: I Did All His Taxes, Trump No "Genius" (10/06/16) [6:29]
Some have said Donald Trump is a genius for not paying taxes for 18 years. Trump's former accountant disagrees. Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, breaks it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. http://tytnetwork.com/join

"Donald Trump's campaign has come up with an interesting way to spin revelations that he may not have paid income taxes for 18 years: Namely, that this shows he's a "brilliant" businessman who's uniquely qualified to fix our broken tax code.

However, Mediaite points out that Trump's former accountant appeared on Inside Edition this week to pour ice water on that particular talking point.
RT | security expert: 'No wonder US blaming Russians for cyber attacks' (10/07/16) [4:16]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
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*DR | Friday News - Domestic (10/07/16) [1hr]
Latest polls show Trump struggling as we approach the final month before the election...a worry to Republican members of Congress hoping to hold on to their seats in November. But might this morning's disappointing jobs numbers do them a favor? Reaction is still bubbling over the VP debate this week -- the one widely expected to be a snooze, but wasn't. We learn that the FBI secretly arrested an NSA contractor suspected of stealing secret intelligence. The Supreme Court starts a new term, still without a ninth justice. And all eyes are on Hurricane Matthew as it barrels down on the coast of Florida. A panel of journalists joins guest host John Donvan for analysis of the week's top national news stories.
*DR | Friday News - International (10/07/16) [1hr]
Russia warns the U.S. against military intervention in Syria and the Syrian regime gains control of a key area of the long-besieged city of Aleppo. More than 11,000 migrants – many from North Africa – are rescued this week trying to cross the Mediterranean into Europe. Dozens don't make it. The president of Colombia wins the Nobel Peace Prize, but Colombian officials grapple with how to further a peace deal with rebels after voters rejected it. The president of the Philippines says President Obama should "go to hell." Hurricane Matthew kills as many as 300 people in Haiti. And the UN selects a new secretary general.
Aljazeera | The Hannibal Directive - Investigation of a secret order that allowed Israel's army to kill Palestinian civilians to stop the capture of a Israelian soldier. (10/07/16) [47:29]
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MSNBC - Maddow/Hayes - www.msnbc.com/
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Thursday October 06, 2016
News Articles

Stumped by Trump's Teflon Popularity? 10 Reasons Fans Want a Faux-CEO in the White House
AlterNet | Lynne D. Schneider | 10/05/16

Trump's mystique lies in how reality TV conflates fact and fictitious people.

Fans of "The Apprentice" franchise form Trump's base, and their dogged allegiance and huuuuge numbers have mystified pundits. Despite constant gaffes, lies, tasteless quips, and insults from the Donald, his base pushes, pulls and sometimes punches, to put their reality TV star into the Oval Office.

Perplexed millions read his latest outrage and ask, how is this even happening? But for citizens of the United States of TV, Trump was no surprise. Liberals missed the viability of Trump's candidacy because it developed far outside public discourse, in faithful viewers' minds. ... Read more

TYT | Bernie Sanders Proposes Bill To Close Tax Loopholes For Wealthy (10/05/16) [10:18]
TYT | 'Donald Trump would be a disaster for US' - Bernie Sanders (10/06/16) [2:20]
*Leonardo DiCaprio Documentary: Before the Flood (trailer) (2016) [2:53]

Before the Flood website

Before the Flood is a 2016 documentary about the effects of climate change created by award winning American Actor/producer/writer Fisher Stevens and presented by actor Leonardo DiCaprio. First revealed at the Toronto film on September 9th the film which has been executive produced by Martin Scorsese will be first shown to the public on October 31st 2016 as it airs on the National Geographic Channel.

As well as being presented by the the globally recognisable Leonardo DiCaprio Before the flood features viewpoints from people with weighted voices such as Barack Obama, Pope Francis, and John Kerry.
Samantha Bee | Allana Harkin and Amy Hoggart spoke to folks who are convinced that this election is most definitely rigged, (10/05/16) [5:42]
Samantha Bee | Meet the man who was Trump before Trump was Trump. (10/05/16) [8:23]
Samantha Bee | At the VP Debate, two adult men argued loudly over one another while America sat, unenthused. (10/05/16) [5:47]
Deutsche Bank Dumped On Heavy Volume As German Government Denies Talks With US DOJ

"I Listened To A Trump Supporter... Now I Understand"
ZeroHedge | author | 10/06/16

I talked at length with a Trump supporter I grew up around. I wanted to understand. I respected her growing up. I wanted to know why a person as kind and compassionate as I remember her is voting for someone like Donald Trump.

She was a family friend, a good person. In rural Ohio, everything was tight. Money, jobs. If you really needed quick cash, she'd put you to work doing landscaping. She'd pay fairly and reliably for the area.

She's voting for Donald Trump. I disagree with her choice, but I understand why she rejects Clinton so fiercely, and why she's been swept up in Donald Trump's particular brand of right-wing populism. I feel that on the left, it's increasingly easy to ignore these people, to disregard them, to write them off as racists, bigots, or uneducated. I think that's a loss for everyone involved, and that sometimes listening can help you to at least understand why a person is making the choices they make, so you can work on the root causes. For her, the root cause isn't racism. In fact, I remember her as one of the only people in the area who proudly hired black workers, in a place where that was a huge issue. She fought over that choice.

But that's enough background. Let me relay a bit of what she told me. She's a person who built her business from the ground up. She wasn't rich, but was very comfortable for the area. She had a nice house, a nice car, and was stable. She achieved the American dream of not having to struggle. Things changed during the housing crisis. A landscaping business requires customers who need landscaping, and people who don't own homes just don't need landscaping. In some of these neighborhoods, one in five people lost their homes. That almost immediately turns a successful landscaping business into a struggling one.

Then there was a domino effect. She couldn't pay for her lawn-care equipment leases and loans. That hurt her work efficiency. Then, she lost her car. But that didn't stop the payments. Then, she lost her house. She slowly had to let go all of her employees, until it was just her, hand-mowing lawns for cash the way you might expect a high school student in the summertime.

She told me that every week, it seemed there was another default letter, another foreclosure, another bank demanding more blood from her dry veins. To her, that pile of default notices and demands for payment looked suspiciously similar to Hillary Clinton's top donor list.

She lost everything she worked so hard for. Obama swore he was going to help. The Wall Street bailout did seem to help Wall Street. But it did absolutely nothing for her. She turns on the news and sees how the Dow Jones is doing better than ever. But that didn't bring her house and livelihood back. Liberals insist that Obama's made her life better. But, now she's driving a car that falls apart randomly while having to pay those same banks for a car she doesn't own and never will. It's difficult to convince someone whose life is objectively worse that their life is better. And it's disingenuous to try. You can break down the specifics, sure. But when someone's hungry, and you're busy silencing their complaints by telling them how well world hunger is improving, you're just going to upset them.

This is not a person who is stupid or racist. She knows Bush caused the economy collapse with his irresponsible tax policies and wars. But she saw liberals as fighting for the banks' recovery, to hell with her needs. She sees in Hillary someone who celebrates that approach. Who measures US success by the success of multinational mega corporations?--?corporations who undercut and destroy local businesses. This is a person who grew up in a town with a friendly neighborhood general store, a locally-owned hardware store, farmers' markets, florists, and auto shops. All of these businesses closed when Walmart moved into town. All their owners now work at that Walmart for a fraction of their previous wages, no benefits, and no hope for something better, something of their own. And now, she sees a free trade supporting former Walmart executive about to come in to office, and it feels like salt in her community's wounds. ...
Read more

Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Wednesday, October 05 (1 day old) [10:08]
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Thursday, October 06 [10:29]
*DN | VP Debate Roundtable: Lee Fang, Zaid Jilani on Records of Kaine & Pence (10/05/16, 1 day old) [19:39]
DN | VP Debate Roundtable: Andrew Bacevich: US Military Failures Aren't Getting Scrutiny During Election (10/05/16) [11:19]
DN | Special Expanded VP Debate with Pence, Kaine & Green Party Nominee Ajamu Baraka (10/05/16, 1 day old) [2:18:11]
*DN | Amid Media Blackout over Climate Change Links to Hurricane Matthew, Top Scientist Speaks Out (10/06/16) [11:07]
DN | Atmospheric Scientist: Donald Trump & Mike Pence are a Climate Change Denial Dream Team (10/06/16) [13:15]
The Tonight Show Stephen Colbert
Stephen Colbert | Did Mike Pence Upstage Trump With His Strong Debate Performance? (10/06/16) [11:12]
*TRNN | Lawrence Wilkerson says: Mike Pence and the Mainstream Media Wrong on Iran's Nuclear Weapons Capabilities (10/05/16) [12:50]
TRNN | Could a Pence Vice Presidency Unleash a Cheney-Style Foreign Policy? (10/05/16) [5:04]
TRNN | DEVASTATING Attack Ad Uses Mike Pence's Lies Against Him (10/05/16) [6:38]
*RT | Keiser Report: 'Trumped: A Nation on the Brink of Ruin... And How to Bring It Back', Part 2 (E976) (10/06/16) [25:45]
Max and Stacy discuss how it is that 'everything is in a bubble and it will end in chaos'. In the second half, Max continues his interview with Ronald Reagan's budget director, David Stockman, author of 'Trumped: A Nation on the Brink of Ruin... And How to Bring It Back'. (See part 1 two days ago)


Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
*ThomHartmann | Bill Clinton Is Right On Obamacare (10/05/16) [4:40]
ThomHartmann | Pence Proves Trump Is Unfit For Office (10/05/16) [7:27]
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*DR | The Battle For Aleppo, Russia's Strategy In Syria And Debate Over The U.S. Response (10/06/16) [1hr]
The Syrian civil war has lasted five years and claimed more than 400,000 thousand lives. Since Russia entered the conflict a year ago, more than 3,000 civilians have been killed. Last week, a bombing of Aleppo by Syrian government forces killed hundreds, including more than 100 children. On Monday, Secretary of State Kerry ended peace talks following the Aleppo attack. In Tuesday night's vice presidential debate, Governor Mike Pence called for a tougher approach to Russia and for the establishment of "safe zones" inside Syria. And Hillary Clinton has called for a no-fly zone. Guest host Tom Gjelten and guests debate what to do about Russia's escalation in Syria and the humanitarian crisis there.
*DR | How Young Voters Could Affect The 2016 Race (10/06/16) [1hr]
For the first time, millennials make up as much of the electorate as baby boomers in this year's presidential race. But both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have struggled to earn their support. Why? Compared to the generations before them, millennials are less likely to identify with a political party, according to an exclusive IPSOS-Diane Rehm Show poll. They care more about character, and, by and large, changing the way we do politics. As the election approaches, millennials tell us what issues are important to them -- and what will motivate them to vote -- or not -- in 2016.
NPR (National Public Radio) - www.npr.org/
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) - pbs.org/
MSNBC - Maddow/Hayes - www.msnbc.com/

Wednesday October 05, 2016
News Articles

Mike Pence To America: Trump Never Said Those Things He Said
HP | Nick Baumann | 10/04/16

Donald Trump's running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R), spent much of the first and only vice presidential debate Tuesday night doing his damnedest to get Americans to forget all of the offensive things Trump has said.

Pence repeatedly tried to skirt around statements Trump actually said -- or simply shook his head and ignored the question. "I'm happy to defend [Trump]," Pence said.

But Pence rarely actually defended Trump. Instead, he dodged or outright denied his running mate's statements. Some examples: ... Read more
PBS | Watch the 2016 Vice Presidential Debate between Mike Pence and Tim Kaine (full) (10/04/16) [1:56:50]

TYT | The Vice-Presidential Debate: The Young Turks SUMMARY (10/04/16) [11:38]
TYT | The Vice-Presidential Debate: The Biggest WINNER (10/04/16) [7:53]
TYT | The Vice-Presidential Debate: The Biggest CONTROVERSY (10/04/16) [8:27]
3,000 people died on 9/11

30,000 people die from gun violence every year.
More people die from slipping in the bathtub then from terrorism

Banks With $12 Trillion In Assets Threatened By Persistent "Shocks", IMF Finds
ZeroHedge | author | 10/05/16

The global economic recovery would still leave about a quarter of banks in developed countries too weak to support further growth and susceptible to future shocks. This means that banks controlling about $12 trillion of assets would remain vulnerable during a rosy economic environment marked by faster economic activity, rising interest rates and declining defaults ... Read more

Bill Blain: "If The ECB's Bond Buying Largesse Is Over Get Set For The European Debt Crisis Part Two"
ZeroHedge | author | 10/05/16/span>

With the rumor, or at least trial balloon, of an ECB taper rocking bond markets and pushing EM equities lower, a dire forecast has emerged from Mint Partners' head of capital markets Bill Blain who in his latest note warns that "if the ECB's trillion-billion bond buying largesse is over -- then get set for the European sovereign debt crisis Part Two as markets focus back on debt fundamentals." ... Read more

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World's Deepest Underwater Cave Discovered In The Czech Republic
HP | David Freeman | 10/03/16

Explorers in the Czech Republic have discovered that a flooded limestone chasm in the eastern part of the country is the world's deepest known underwater cave.

The cave, called Hranická Propast, is at least 404 meters (1,325 feet) deep. That's about 12 meters (39 feet) deeper than the previous record-holder, a flooded sinkhole northeast of Rome called Pozzo del Merro. ... Read more

Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Tuesday, October 04 (10/04/16) [12:18]
DN | Does Donald Trump Pay Taxes? Records Given to NYT Show How He May Have Avoided Taxes for 18 Years (10/04/16) [17:59]
DN | Trump Presidency Could End Press Freedom, Say Reporters Threatened for Reporting on Taxes, Part 1 (10/04/16) [14:02], Part 2 [9:54]
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Stephen Colbert | Watch Stephen Colbert's Post-Debate Takedown Of Mike Pence's Anti-Gay Law (10/05/16) [7:58]
Stephen Colbert | Uh Oh: Donald Trump May Have Broken The Law (10/01/16) [7:24]
Seth Meyers
Seth Meyers Mocks 'Scam Artist' Donald Trump Over His Tax Returns (10/04/16) [8:59]
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
The Daily Show - Vice Presidential Debate Wrap-Up (10/05/16) [11:20]
TRNN | Kate Aronoff & Bill Curry say: VP Debate: A Missed Opportunity to Highlight Mike Pence's Extremism? (10/05/16) [16:50]
TRNN | Economist James Henry: Both Trump and Clinton Turn A Blind Eye To Tax Abuse (10/05/16) [11:58]
TYT | Jordan Interviews A Fresh Batch Of Trump Fans (10/04/16) [12:30]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
ThomHartmann | David Sirota says: Pence Bet Big On Gaming... After Big Donations (10/05/16) [10:42]
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*DR | VP Candidates Go Head-To-Head: Analysis Of Their Only Debate (10/05/16) [1hr]
Many previews of last night's Vice Presidential debate predicted a calm evening. Instead, it was a crackling contest in Virginia. Senator Tim Kaine and Governor Mike Pence went head-to-head on everything from Taxes to Vladimir Putin, frequently talking over one another as moderator Elaine Quijano struggled to maintain control. Kaine was on the attack from the start. He quoted many of Trump's most controversial comments, while Pence managed to avoid directly defending most of them. But the two also had substantive debate over issues like policing and foreign policy. Our panel discusses the VP debate, and what it could mean for the presidential election.
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MSNBC - Maddow/Hayes - www.msnbc.com/

Tuesday October 04, 2016
News Articles

Donald Trump Tax Records Show He Could Have Avoided Taxes for Nearly Two Decades, The Times Found
NYTimes | David Barstow | 10/01/16

Donald J. Trump declared a $916 million loss on his 1995 income tax returns, a tax deduction so substantial it could have allowed him to legally avoid paying any federal income taxes for up to 18 years, records obtained by The New York Times show. The 1995 tax records, never before disclosed, reveal the extraordinary tax benefits that Mr. Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, derived from the financial wreckage he left behind in the early 1990s through mismanagement of three Atlantic City casinos, his ill-fated foray into the airline business and his ill-timed purchase of the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan.

Tax experts hired by The Times to analyze Mr. Trump's 1995 records said that tax rules especially advantageous to wealthy filers would have allowed Mr. Trump to use his $916 million loss to cancel out an equivalent amount of taxable income over an 18-year period. ... Read more
Donald Trump Tax Records Show He Could Have Avoided Taxes for Nearly Two Decades (10/01/16) []

Oil, Power and Money: The main driver of the conflict in the World and who has toppled more than 50 sovereign governments since the end of World War 2, is the United States.

Julian Assange Disappoints, Fails To Reveal Material Information At Wikileaks Press Conference
ZeroHedge | author | 10/04/16

In what was a disappointment for anyone hoping for "devastating" disclosures, Julian Assange today held off releasing information about the US elections or Hillary Clinton, despite widespread expectation that he was poised to make a major release. The WikiLeaks founder said the organization would publish around one million documents related to the U.S. election and three governments, but denied the release was aimed at damaging Hillary Clinton.

While Assange said the documents would be released before the end of the year, starting with an initial batch in the coming week, this came as a surprise to many following an unprecedented build up within the media that Wikileaks would release dramatic disclosures on its 10th anniversary. ... Read more
Assange speaks at WikiLeaks' 10th anniversary in Berlin (10/04/16) [1:55:35]

Oil, Power and Money: "Assad Must Go"
GlobalResearch.ca | Mike Whitney | 10/01/16

Secret cables and reports by the U.S., Saudi and Israeli intelligence agencies indicate that the moment Assad rejected the Qatari pipeline, military and intelligence planners quickly arrived at the consensus that fomenting a Sunni uprising in Syria to overthrow the uncooperative Bashar Assad was a feasible path to achieving the shared objective of completing the Qatar/Turkey gas link. In 2009, according to WikiLeaks, soon after Bashar Assad rejected the Qatar pipeline, the CIA began funding opposition groups in Syria. -- Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Why the Arabs don't want us in Syria, Politico

The conflict in Syria is not a war in the conventional sense of the word. It is a regime change operation, just like Libya and Iraq were regime change operations. The main driver of the conflict is the country that's toppled more than 50 sovereign governments since the end of World War 2. (See: Bill Blum here.) We're talking about the United States of course. ... Read more

Instances of the United States overthrowing, or attempting to overthrow, a foreign government since the Second World War. (* indicates successful ouster of a government)
  • China 1949 to early 1960s
  • Albania 1949-53
  • East Germany 1950s
  • Iran 1953 *
  • Guatemala 1954 *
  • Costa Rica mid-1950s
  • Syria 1956-7
  • Egypt 1957
  • Indonesia 1957-8
  • British Guiana 1953-64 *
  • Iraq 1963 *
  • North Vietnam 1945-73
  • Cambodia 1955-70 *
  • Laos 1958 *, 1959 *, 1960 *
  • Ecuador 1960-63 *
  • Congo 1960 *
  • France 1965
  • Brazil 1962-64 *
  • Dominican Republic 1963 *
  • Cuba 1959 to present
  • Bolivia 1964 *
  • Indonesia 1965 *
  • Ghana 1966 *
  • Chile 1964-73 *
  • Greece 1967 *
  • Costa Rica 1970-71
  • Bolivia 1971 *
  • Australia 1973-75 *
  • Angola 1975, 1980s
  • Zaire 1975
  • Portugal 1974-76 *
  • Jamaica 1976-80 *
  • Seychelles 1979-81
  • Chad 1981-82 *
  • Grenada 1983 *
  • South Yemen 1982-84
  • Suriname 1982-84
  • Fiji 1987 *
  • Libya 1980s
  • Nicaragua 1981-90 *
  • Panama 1989 *
  • Bulgaria 1990 *
  • Albania 1991 *
  • Iraq 1991
  • Afghanistan 1980s *
  • Somalia 1993
  • Yugoslavia 1999-2000 *
  • Ecuador 2000 *
  • Afghanistan 2001 *
  • Venezuela 2002 *
  • Iraq 2003 *
  • Haiti 2004 *
  • Somalia 2007 to present
  • Honduras 2009
  • Libya 2011 *
  • Syria 2012
  • Ukraine 2014 *
  • Why the Arabs don't want us in Syria
    Politico | Robert F. Kennedy, Jr | 09/16/16

    In part because my father was murdered by an Arab, I've made an effort to understand the impact of U.S. policy in the Mideast and particularly the factors that sometimes motivate bloodthirsty responses from the Islamic world against our country. As we focus on the rise of the Islamic State and search for the source of the savagery that took so many innocent lives in Paris and San Bernardino, we might want to look beyond the convenient explanations of religion and ideology. Instead we should examine the more complex rationales of history and oil -- and how they often point the finger of blame back at our own shores.

    America's unsavory record of violent interventions in Syria -- little-known to the American people yet well-known to Syrians -- sowed fertile ground for the violent Islamic jihadism that now complicates any effective response by our government to address the challenge of ISIL. ... Read more

    Trumped! A Nation on the Brink of Ruin... And How to Bring It Back by David A. Stockman

    In TRUMPED! A Nation on the Brink of Ruin... And How to Bring It Back, David Stockman brings us an insider-turned-iconoclast's report on how 30 years of financial and political misrule by the Washington/Wall Street elites have brought the U.S. to the brink of ruin.

    He shows that the Fed's destructive ZIRP and QE policies have buried Flyover America in debt while clobbering it with shrinking real wages and vanishing job opportunities. At the same time, the bicoastal elites have prospered mightily from the massive inflation of financial assets in the Wall Street casino and the debt-fueled expansion of Imperial Washington's domestic rackets and global interventions.

    Stockman argues that Donald Trump's improbable candidacy happened because Flyover America has had enough of a rigged system that benefits the few but has failed to delivery economic recovery and real prosperity at home and a safer and more stable world abroad.

    Stockman's book is no testimonial on behalf of Trump's candidacy, and contends that much of what he advocates is wrong-headed or downright reprehensible. But it does salute him as the rallying force for Main Street political insurrection because the existing regime of Bubble Finance on Wall Street and statist aggrandizement in Washington threatens incalculable harm.

    Stockman also argues that there remains a way forward. He suggests the "political outlaw" who considers himself to be the world's greatest dealmaker would need to "make ten great deals" to bring American back from the brink. These include a Peace Deal, a Jobs Deal, a Sound Money Deal, a Super Glass-Steagall Deal, A Liberty Deal and five more.
    DN | How ALEC & the Kochs Publicly Back Criminal Justice Reform & Privately Expand Mass Incarceration (10/03/16) [7:18]
    Jimmy Kimmel Show
    Jimmy Kimmel Breaks Down Donald Trump's Rant (10/04/16) [2:08]
    The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
    Stephen Colbert | It Takes A Genius Like Donald Trump To Lose A Billion Dollars (10/04/16) [9:17] TRNN | David Cay Johnston: Trump Has Engaged in Lifelong Illegal Conduct (10/04/16) [12:13]
    TYT | Republicans: Trump Is A GENIUS For Not Paying Taxes (10/03/16) [5:04]
    TYT | Trump Lost So Much Money He Doesn't Have To Pay Taxes (10/03/16) [13:24]
    TYT | Giuliani: Hey Everybody Cheats! Anyway About Monica Lewinsky... (10/03/16) [9:49]
    TYT | Trump Foundation Hit With Cease And Desist (10/03/16) [10:42]
    RT | Keiser Report: Stealing is Legal in America (E975) (10/04/16) [23:34]
    Max and Stacy discuss how finance is ruining America. In the second half, Max interviews Ronald Reagan's budget director, David Stockman, author of 'Trumped: A Nation on the Brink of Ruin'... And How to Bring It Back.
    Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
    ThomHartmann | The terrifying thing about the TPP is that it would be just as devastating to the environment as the economy - maybe even more. (10/04/16) [7:53]
    ThomHartmann | Is It Time To Start Talking About Doomsday Scenarios? (10/04/16) [4:07]
    Note: sometimes I have to post my News Page before all the links are available. This happens most noteably for the Diane Rehm Show. If the pop-up links don't work, just go to The Diane Show website and click the links there.
    *DR | The Ongoing Vacancy At The Supreme Court And What It Means For High Profile Cases This Term (10/04/16) [1hr]
    The Supreme Court begins a new term this week with still, only eight justices on the bench. Last March President Obama nominated Judge Merrick Garland to fill the vacancy following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. But the Senate has, so far, declined to schedule a vote on Garland's nomination. The justices have chosen to hear fewer cases this term, and, some say, seem to pushing off some of the more controversial issues. Yesterday the Court decided not to reconsider President Obama's immigration ruling that would spare millions from deportation: Join us to talk about what's ahead for the Supreme Court and how the stakes will change after the election.
    NPR (National Public Radio) - www.npr.org/
    PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) - pbs.org/
    MSNBC - Maddow/Hayes - www.msnbc.com/

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