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Samantha Power’s toleration of atrocities

Obama’s U.N. ambassador pick defends a stance she once decried.

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Five Key Takeaways From Huma Abedin’s Deposition Testimony

Five Key Takeaways From Huma Abedin’s Deposition Testimony | Global politics | Scoop.it
The deposition testimony of Huma Abedin, a top aide to Hillary Clinton, was released on Wednesday by the watchdog group Judicial Watch. Abedin testified earlier
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Clinton and Trump, Fear and Fascism

Clinton and Trump, Fear and Fascism | Global politics | Scoop.it
We live in an age of consequences; intended and unintended; environmental and political. If we are to avoid, or at least blunt, the worst of what is to come, then we must look to the root of our problems and to our own roots for solutions.

Fear is the main enemy. Fear will paralyze us and perpetuate the system. That is why fear is the machines’ strongest weapon. Given the unprecedented disgrace of the primary election and the pitiful weakness of both Trump and Clinton as candidates, we are likely to experience a fear-mongering crusade without parallel in American electoral history. People get ready, because fear is all they have left.
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Support for Clinton may, or may not, defeat Trump this time, but, as Green Party candidate Jill Stein has pointed out, Trumps has deep roots in the existing system, a system the Clinton machine has helped to create and will fight to maintain. Trump grows right out of American political soil, he is an expression of our political system and political culture, not an exception to it.
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Bill Clinton just made a lot of trouble for Loretta Lynch: Republicans now calling on attorney general to step down after meeting on private jet

Bill Clinton just made a lot of trouble for Loretta Lynch: Republicans now calling on attorney general to step down after meeting on private jet | Global politics | Scoop.it
With an investigation into the use of emails under Hillary Clinton ongoing, Bill and Lynch meet privately on Monday VIDEO
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Social chat? Prove it, indict Hillary!
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Turkey’s “double game” on ISIS and support for extremist groups highlighted after horrific Istanbul attack

Turkey’s “double game” on ISIS and support for extremist groups highlighted after horrific Istanbul attack | Global politics | Scoop.it
Turkish President Erdoğan has long been accused of helping ISIS and other extremist militants fight Kurds and Assad
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The cash donations Hillary simply has no answer for

The cash donations Hillary simply has no answer for | Global politics | Scoop.it
The Clinton Foundation's business relationship with 20 foreign governments raises real questions about her judgment VIDEO
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While Clinton was secretary of state, her department approved $165 billion worth of commercial arms sales to Clinton Foundation donors. That figure from Clinton’s three full fiscal years in office is almost double the value of arms sales to those countries during the same period of President George W. Bush’s second term.
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Democratic National Committee Votes to Keep Corruption Strong

Democratic National Committee Votes to Keep Corruption Strong | Global politics | Scoop.it
Hillary Clinton is selling off access to her presidency—a skill she picked up during Bill's time in the White House.
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The Clintons have since set up their own proxy, the Clinton Foundation—a charity with well-documented contributions in exchange for favors from Hillary Clinton during her service as secretary of state. A 2015 IBTimes report linked arms deals—approved by Hillary Clinton’s State Department—to Clinton Foundation donations from the same companies producing the arms and foreign governments of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Algeria, Bahrain and UAE. Hillary Clinton courted The Establishment—both domestic and foreign—in exchange for political power and large donations through the Clinton Foundation to bolster the Clinton brand.
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Bill Clinton, the Jolly Racist

Bill Clinton, the Jolly Racist | Global politics | Scoop.it
If the late Ted Kennedy was quoting Bill Clinton correctly, the former president most certainly was making a racist remark when he said to Kennedy of the black man then battling Mrs Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination: “A few years ago, this guy would have been getting us coffee.”

The only way Bill Clinton could have wriggled out of that one is to claim that he was actually trying to express to Kennedy his delighted amazement at Obama’s candidacy and at how far America had come in shaking off its racist past. But he didn’t take that tack, and Kennedy, in furiously retailing Clinton’s remark, left no doubt about his opinion that it was a racist put-down by Bubba Clinton.
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There’s plenty of evidence that in terms of effective politics that Clinton was an appalling bigot. Fighting for political survival amid the Gennifer Flowers sex scandal in the 1992 presidential campaign, Bill raced back from New Hampshire to Arkansas to be present in the governor’s mansion to ensure no last minute hitch occurred in the execution of a mentally retarded black man, Ricky Ray Rector.
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Clinton’s pledge to forgive student debt of entrepreneurs, not average workers, will benefit the elite

Clinton’s pledge to forgive student debt of entrepreneurs, not average workers, will benefit the elite | Global politics | Scoop.it
Hillary's "Initiative on Technology & Innovation" reflects her Reaganite, neoliberal, technocratic worldview
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Lynch: 'No discussion' of email probe in private talk with Bill Clinton

Lynch: 'No discussion' of email probe in private talk with Bill Clinton | Global politics | Scoop.it
Attorney General Loretta Lynch met privately with former President Bill Clinton in Arizona for roughly 30 minutes Tuesday amid an ongoing Justice Department investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server.
The private meeting took place aboard Clinton's parked private plane at Phoenix' Sky Harbor International airport, according to a report by ABC15.
Lynch confirmed the meeting when reporters asked her about it during a news conference later Tuesday at the Phoenix Police Department. The attorney general was in Phoenix as part of her national tour to promote community policing.
I did see President Clinton at the Phoenix airport as he was leaving and [he] spoke to myself and my husband on the plane, Lynch said.
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This is a blatant infringement of justice and Lynch should be dismissed from her post.
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Clintonism screwed the Democrats: How Bill, Hillary and the Democratic Leadership Council gutted progressivism

Clintonism screwed the Democrats: How Bill, Hillary and the Democratic Leadership Council gutted progressivism | Global politics | Scoop.it
Imagine there's no Clintons. It's easy if you try! Without pernicious DLC, liberalism is a stronger movement today
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Balalaika - The Most Russian of Instruments (Video)

Balalaika - The Most Russian of Instruments (Video) | Global politics | Scoop.it
The information age does not much indulge us the sounds of live music. Here and there are heard electronic music, created by using computer programs, and among the instruments the electric guitar and synthesizer became most popular.
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Elizabeth Warren Bought Foreclosed Homes to Make a Quick Profit

Elizabeth Warren Bought Foreclosed Homes to Make a Quick Profit | Global politics | Scoop.it



#ad#“It was really, really nice,” says Hickman’s granddaughter, Andrea Martin. That’s part of the reason she’s so surprised her grandmother sold the home in 1993 for a mere $30,000. Despite a debilitating stroke, Martin says Hickman remained sharp, and she had always been business-savvy. As an Avon saleswoman, she had at times ranked among the top ten in the country. “So I don’t know why,” Martin says. “Maybe she just wanted out from underneath it, but to sell it for such a low number — I don’t know. Maybe she got bad advice, maybe she was just tired.”

The home’s new owner: Elizabeth Warren, today a Massachusetts senator who has built a political career on denouncing the sort of banking titans and financial sophisticates who make a buck off the little guy. Five months after purchasing Veo Vessels’ old home, Warren flipped the property, selling it for $115,000 more than she’d paid, according to Oklahoma County Property Assessor records.

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IF THIS IS TO BE PROGRESSIVE...

The home’s new owner: Elizabeth Warren, today a Massachusetts senator who has built a political career on denouncing the sort of banking titans and financial sophisticates who make a buck off the little guy. Five months after purchasing Veo Vessels’ old home, Warren flipped the property, selling it for $115,000 more than she’d paid, according to Oklahoma County Property Assessor records. Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/418907/elizabeth-warren-real-estate-profiteer-jillian-kay-melchior-eliana-johnson
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The Three Harpies are Back!

The Three Harpies are Back! | Global politics | Scoop.it
Those were the days when Libya (“We came, we saw, he died”) offered to the world a full-blooded humanitarian imperialist spectacle starring Three American Harpies: Hillary Clinton, Samantha Power and Susan Rice, actually four if Hillary’s mentorette and soul mate, Madeleine Albright, was included.

Pop cynics felt tempted at the time to coin those Amazons-in-waiting Brunhilde and the Valkyries. Or at least to qualify perma-smirker Hillary as Attila The Hen.
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In this context, Exceptionalistan rules in all its forms – from the juicy defense contractor donor list to the emphasis on NATO on trade via the Trans-pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). After Brexit though, implementing TTIP will be a tall order – and that’s a mighty understatement.
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Rights groups: Suspend Saudi Arabia from U.N. Human Rights Council over war crimes

Rights groups: Suspend Saudi Arabia from U.N. Human Rights Council over war crimes | Global politics | Scoop.it
Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch condemned the U.S.-backed Saudi regime's "gross violations" of rights
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Trump told surrogate not to apologize for imitating Native American “war whoop” to mock “Faux-cahontas,” a.k.a. Senator Elizabeth Warren

Trump told surrogate not to apologize for imitating Native American “war whoop” to mock “Faux-cahontas,” a.k.a. Senator Elizabeth Warren | Global politics | Scoop.it
"You never hear my apologize, do you?" Trump asked his old friend and ardent supporter Howie Carr VIDEO
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Turkey’s “double game” on ISIS and support for extremist groups highlighted after horrific Istanbul attack

Turkey’s “double game” on ISIS and support for extremist groups highlighted after horrific Istanbul attack | Global politics | Scoop.it
Turkish President Erdoğan has long been accused of helping ISIS and other extremist militants fight Kurds and Assad
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Loretta Lynch, Bill Clinton meet privately in Phoenix

Loretta Lynch, Bill Clinton meet privately in Phoenix | Global politics | Scoop.it
Former President Clinton and US Attorney Loretta Lynch sat in a private plane parked at Sky Harbor International Airport for a private meeting.
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The arrogance of these people is shameful, they lack a minimal decency, and they laugh at the people by subverting the law.
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Obama’s Latest Attempt to Save Clinton From Indictment

Obama’s Latest Attempt to Save Clinton From Indictment | Global politics | Scoop.it
POTUS delays critical email release to protect Entitled Establishment Darling.
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The White House has protected Clinton’s emails with the most potential to incriminate or impugn Clinton’s self-portrayed public image. In October 2015, the Obama Administration blocked the release of emails between Clinton (while she served as secretary of state) and the president, citing the need to keep such communications confidential. Recently, the Obama Administration also blocked the State Department’s release of emails from Clinton regarding the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership after it had promised to fulfill a Freedom of Information Act Request to IBTimes earlier this year. The request will now allegedly not be completed until after the general election in late November.
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New Poll Finds That Hillary Supporters Are Pretty Racist Too

New Poll Finds That Hillary Supporters Are Pretty Racist Too | Global politics | Scoop.it
A new Reuters/Ipsos poll paints a particularly depressing picture of the U.S. electorate’s opinions on race. The main takeaways from the survey, which
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Theresa May says many Britons ‘BENEFIT GREATLY’ from Sharia Law

Theresa May says many Britons ‘BENEFIT GREATLY’ from Sharia Law | Global politics | Scoop.it
THERESA May sparked anger by claiming many Britons “benefit a great deal” from Sharia Law.
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Green Party Candidate Jill Stein Says Hillary Clinton Could Be Worse Than Donald Trump - Hit & Run : Reason.com

Green Party Candidate Jill Stein Says Hillary Clinton Could Be Worse Than Donald Trump - Hit & Run : Reason.com | Global politics | Scoop.it
Trump "says very scary things," Clinton does them.
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She is very right. Trump's weakness is his tongue, Hillary's evil is her deeds. She lacks political decency and moral integrity, she is a warmonger who loves to have her enemies and families killed, and she has been involved in all the bad things America is giving the worls and its citizens: endless wars, coups d'etat, obliteration of countries, mass incarceration, wellfare smash... Unlike Trump she has proven it.
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Why Bernie Sanders Might Accept Jill Stein Offer To Run On a Green Party Ticket in November - USA SUPREME

Why Bernie Sanders Might Accept Jill Stein Offer To Run On a Green Party Ticket in November - USA SUPREME | Global politics | Scoop.it
Democratic primary winds down, Dr. Jill Stein said she wanted Bernie Sanders supporters to "know that there's a plan B here to continue their revolution."
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Congressman's Russia-Rant Shot Down by Former Ambassador McFaul

Congressman's Russia-Rant Shot Down by Former Ambassador McFaul | Global politics | Scoop.it
Gripping his chest and gasping for air, Representative Gerry Connolly (D-VA-11) looks like he's on the brink of a medical crisis. But he's not. Connolly was just deeply distressed during a House Foreign Relations Committee hearing over the trouble he believes Russia is causing in the world.
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