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'Libya in chaos, divided as never before'

In Libya, at least 11 people have been killed and scores wounded after militia linked to the defence ministry shelled Bani Walid - a former stronghold of lat...
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DNC chairwoman: If up to me, I’d exclude independents from Dem primaries

DNC chairwoman: If up to me, I’d exclude independents from Dem primaries | Global politics | Scoop.it
Wasserman Schultz said she would scrap open primaries if it were up to her.
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Debbie Wasserman Schultz has a point because for her the Democratic Party is a private affair, and she sees the primaries as a parocchial contest. The problem with this is that a party which closes its primaries loses sight from the general mood of voters and may reach the finals in a delluded spirit. Precisely by opening the primaries they get the knowledge of the candidate who would collect more support to win the presidential duel. The Republicans are getting it, but the Democrats because of so many closed primaries may not field eventually their most successful candidate. All in all Schultz is moire interested in her chair, as a slumbering bureaucrat.
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The Billionaire Whose Clinton Foundation Ties Could Be Trouble for Hillary Clinton

The Billionaire Whose Clinton Foundation Ties Could Be Trouble for Hillary Clinton | Global politics | Scoop.it
Frank Giustra is the latest plutocrat to fall under the ex-president's spell.
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The potential conflicts of interest are nearly limitless—and so is the potential for political damage. According to a study by Vox, a news and policy analysis website, 181 contributors to the Clinton Foundation also lobbied the State Department while Hillary Clinton ran it. That's enough to furnish several more volumes of Clinton Cash, should Schweizer have the fortitude to produce them.
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A former paid “Internet troll” for Clinton speaks out: It was “nasty” and “left a very bad taste”

A former paid “Internet troll” for Clinton speaks out: It was “nasty” and “left a very bad taste” | Global politics | Scoop.it
I’d like to first admit I am fairly clueless about how Reddit works – the ins and outs, sub-reddits, up-posting – but it’s an intricate system and there’s a lot of goo…
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When Clinton higher-ups say, in no uncertain terms, “fuck Bernie,” they effectively solidify the resistance of, oh, about 4 million Bernie supporters and registered voters to never vote for Clinton. So note the above, the pay-to-play operatives of the Clinton camp – but remember one thing: Bernie doesn’t have to pay a million dollars to get people on social media to tout his record and defend him from biased attacks. We do it for free – in fact, we pay him. $27.00.
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Hacked Emails Show Hillary Clinton Was Receiving Advice at a Private Email Account From Banned, Obama-Hating Former Staffer

Hacked Emails Show Hillary Clinton Was Receiving Advice at a Private Email Account From Banned, Obama-Hating Former Staffer | Global politics | Scoop.it
As the Smoking Gun and others have reported, a hacker calling himself (or herself) "Guccifer" claims to have compromised the email account of former Clinton aide Sidney Blumenthal, revealing memos that Blumenthal purportedly wrote to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about Benghazi and other matters. What seems to have escaped notice is that Blumenthal, a fierce Clinton partisan in the 1990s, was the orchestrator of a subterranean smear campaign against Obama during the Democratic primary and was specifically spiked by the White House as a potential staffer for Clinton when she became Secretary of State. And he was sending notes to Clinton at a private, non-governmental email address. Did Obama know Clinton was consulting with the guy who tried to kneecap him? Who Is Guccifer, the Hacker Who's Terrorizing Politicos? Who Is Guccifer, the Hacker Who's Terrorizing Politicos? Who Is Guccifer, the Hacker Who's Terrorizing An Illuminati-obsessed hacker is breaking into the email accounts of Washington, D.C.'s… Read more Read more
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'A vote for Hillary is a vote for endless, stupid war', says Assange

'A vote for Hillary is a vote for endless, stupid war', says Assange | Global politics | Scoop.it
Assange said he came to his judgement after 'years of experience' reading 'thousands' of Mrs Clinton's cables which had been passed to Wikileaks by U.S. soldier Bradley Manning.
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FBI Halts State Department Probe into Hillary Clinton's Emails

FBI Halts State Department Probe into Hillary Clinton's Emails | Global politics | Scoop.it
Hillary Clintons claims she did nothing wrong by using her personal email for official business as secretary of state.
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Monsanto Strikes Again: Cartoonist Fired over Pro-Farmer Strip

Monsanto Strikes Again: Cartoonist Fired over Pro-Farmer Strip | Global politics | Scoop.it
Friday was fired a day after the cartoon was published in a local Iowa newspaper.
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"Hopefully my children and my grandchildren will see that this last cartoon published by Farm News out of Fort Dodge, Iowa, will shine light on how fragile our rights to free speech and free press really are in the country.”
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Donald Trump the Last Republican Standing as Kasich Drops Out

Donald Trump the Last Republican Standing as Kasich Drops Out | Global politics | Scoop.it
John Kasich has scheduled a 5:00 p.m. EDT statement in Columbus, Ohio where he is expected to formally announce cancelling his presidential campaign.
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Federal judge opens the door to Clinton deposition in email case

Federal judge opens the door to Clinton deposition in email case | Global politics | Scoop.it
"The deposition of Mrs. Clinton may be necessary," a federal judge said.
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Lawmaker backing Trump: 'He has some work to do' with women

Lawmaker backing Trump: 'He has some work to do' with women | Global politics | Scoop.it
Rep. Marino said Trump will have to "pivot" to women.
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The Donald and the coach, together in Indiana

The Donald and the coach, together in Indiana | Global politics | Scoop.it
Donald Trump and Bobby Knight have found their niche in spouting incredibly offensive things, then doubling down.
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Flashback: Elizabeth Warren Tells a Story About Hillary Clinton, Wall Street and Lobbying | BillMoyers.com

Flashback: Elizabeth Warren Tells a Story About Hillary Clinton, Wall Street and Lobbying | BillMoyers.com | Global politics | Scoop.it
In this 2004 video clip, Warren recounts a meeting she had with first lady Hillary Clinton in the late 1990s and how her position on one bill changed after she became a New York senator.
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Tow Truck Driver Leaves Woman With Disabilities On Side Of Highway Because She Supports Bernie Sanders

Tow Truck Driver Leaves Woman With Disabilities On Side Of Highway Because She Supports Bernie Sanders | Global politics | Scoop.it
"I was like, 'Wait, are you serious? You're kidding me.'"
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These documents could kill TTIP

These documents could kill TTIP | Global politics | Scoop.it
Hundreds of leaked pages from the controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) show that the deal could be about to collapse, according to campaigners.

The huge leak – which gives the first full insight into the negotiations – shows that the relationship between Europe and the US are weaker than had been thought and that major divisions remain on some of the agreement’s most central provisions.
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Ed Klein: FBI sources believe Hillary Clinton is ‘guilty as sin’ on emails

Ed Klein: FBI sources believe Hillary Clinton is ‘guilty as sin’ on emails | Global politics | Scoop.it
Author Ed Klein, known for his anti-Clinton books, says he has Justice Department sources who think Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton clearly broke the law by using a secret email account during her time as secretary of state.
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Top economist, UN advisor and climate activist: "Clinton is a danger to world peace"

Top economist, UN advisor and climate activist: "Clinton is a danger to world peace" | Global politics | Scoop.it
Hillary Clinton and the Syrian Bloodbath

by Jeffrey D. Sachs

Common Dreams

Sunday, February 14, 2016

In the
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In 2012, Clinton was the obstacle, not the solution, to a ceasefire being negotiated by UN Special Envoy Kofi Annan. It was US intransigence - Clinton's intransigence - that led to the failure of Annan's peace efforts in the spring of 2012, a point well known among diplomats. Despite Clinton's insinuation in the Milwaukee debate, there was (of course) no 2012 ceasefire, only escalating carnage. Clinton bears heavy responsibility for that carnage, which has by now displaced more than 10 million Syrians and left more than 250,000 dead.
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Have Obama’s Supporters Forgotten How Much They Once Disliked Hillary Clinton?

Have Obama’s Supporters Forgotten How Much They Once Disliked Hillary Clinton? | Global politics | Scoop.it
As a presidential candidate, says one political veteran, Hillary Clinton does not offer the country a “fresh start.” “For all of her advantages, she i
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One simply cannot overstate how much ill will there was between the two camps in 2007 and 2008—that historic, down-to-the-wire primary standoff was based not in policy contrasts (good luck recalling the differences in their health plans) but in a deeply personal clash about the meaning and methods of progressive politics.
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To those of you liberals who don't understand the Bernie or Bust movement, allow me to explain it in a way that may be clearer and more detailed than what you are used to hearing.

To those of you liberals who don't understand the Bernie or Bust movement, allow me to explain it in a way that may be clearer and more detailed than what you are used to hearing. | Global politics | Scoop.it
To those of you liberals who don't understand the Bernie or Bust movement, allow me to explain it in a way that may be clearer and more detailed than what
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The injustices that have been allowed to thrive in our country have resulted in the death and suffering of millions of people. We have a climate crisis, we have lead in our water, we have massive income and wealth inequality, and we have millions of people in prison for petty “crimes” who are being used as slave laborers. These are just a small fraction of the injustices which permeate through every aspect of our government.
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Hillary Clinton and Wall Street’s Neoliberal War on Latin America

Hillary Clinton and Wall Street’s Neoliberal War on Latin America | Global politics | Scoop.it
By now it is old news that there is a coup afoot in Brazil and that the right-wing is using extraordinary political measures to overthrow of Dilma Rousseff.
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Kurdish, Yazidi and Arab Women United in Fight Against ISIS

Kurdish, Yazidi and Arab Women United in Fight Against ISIS | Global politics | Scoop.it
The special unit is made up of Yazidi, Kurdish and Arab women from Iraq who decided against fleeing to Europe to fight the radical group at home.
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Empire Files: Business-Backed Clinton Favors 'Death'

Empire Files: Business-Backed Clinton Favors 'Death' | Global politics | Scoop.it
Prominent journalist Abby Martin digged deep into Hillary Clinton’s multimillion-dollar political machine.
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Meanwhile, the real Hillary Clinton is far from being a candidate of the people, the U.S.-based journalist and analyst added. “Clinton is the top pick by corporations to do the real job of any U.S. president... (which is to be) the CEO of the Empire." "They are working hard to keep her on the path to the throne," Martin added.
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Rush Limbaugh: Trump will beat Clinton by 'landslide proportions'

Rush Limbaugh: Trump will beat Clinton by 'landslide proportions' | Global politics | Scoop.it
Limbaugh said he doesn't think people understand why Trump "won this."
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Heritage Foundation leader: Trump camp is open 'to work with us'

Heritage Foundation leader: Trump camp is open 'to work with us' | Global politics | Scoop.it
Jim DeMint said he hopes to fill Trump's campaign "with the right ideas."
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JUST IN: New West Virginia Poll Shows This Democrat Moving To A 7 Point Lead

JUST IN: New West Virginia Poll Shows This Democrat Moving To A 7 Point Lead | Global politics | Scoop.it
The results of a new poll show that this candidate may do very well in the upcoming primary in the state of West Virginia.
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