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Foul Play in the Senate | On Democracy, What Matters Today | BillMoyers.com

Foul Play in the Senate | On Democracy, What Matters Today | BillMoyers.com | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The Senate's gift to biotech firm Amgen is a brazen example of the crony capitalism that erodes our democracy.
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And lo and behold, among those 74 Amgen lobbyists are the former chief of staff to Senator Baucus and the former chief of staff to Senator McConnell. You get the picture: Two guys nurtured at public expense, paid as public servants, disappear through the gold-plated revolving door of Congress and presto, return as money changers in the temple of crony capitalism.

Inside to welcome them is a current top aide to Senator Hatch, one who helped weave this lucrative loophole. He used to work as a health policy analyst for — you guessed it — Amgen.

 
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Georgia’s special congressional election proves all politics aren’t local

Georgia’s special congressional election proves all politics aren’t local | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Out-of-state interests together spent $26.2 million to influence voters
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Great break down of how money influenced the recent Georgia election. I vote democrats to try to push back on the influence of money in elections and policy making. Sometimes I now donate small funds to the media sources that are watchdog groups and only democrats with the most progressive push back on money corrupting our democracy and policy. I would vote Republicans if I could find any willing to actually stand up to the corruption of money in our once democratic national policy. The Clinton's are too corporate user friendly in their policy decision making which is why many could not stand by her anymore than a Republican... As a result many didn't show up as they saw no one to support & others thought they would go with Trump as a unknown politician that was picking up on Bernie's messages from highjacking it as Hillary did. But Trump has deferred most policy to the corruption of rich donors and ultra right that do the bidding for richest people in congress and across the nation. traditional GOP donor
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U.N. Says World's Population Will Reach 9.8 Billion By 2050

U.N. Says World's Population Will Reach 9.8 Billion By 2050 | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The population growth is being driven by high birth rates in developing nations as well as higher life expectancy worldwide.
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Judge in Michigan blocks deportation of 100 Iraqis

Judge in Michigan blocks deportation of 100 Iraqis | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
A U.S. judge on Thursday temporarily blocked the deportation of about 100 Iraqi nationals rounded up in Michigan in recent weeks who argued that they could face persecution or torture in Iraq because they are religious minorities.
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Trump won't hire poor people for a top post - many Americans agree - BBC News

Trump won't hire poor people for a top post - many Americans agree - BBC News | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Trump doesn't want a "poor person" overseeing the economy. To many Americans, that makes sense.
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He needs to gift about 100 poor intelligent people 2 million like he was handed and see if they can can come up with some better ideas than his rich butt heads have managed to do thus far
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Senate Republican Obamacare replacement bill released, here are the details

Senate Republican Obamacare replacement bill released, here are the details | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
GOP leaders have to get at least 50 Republican senators to back the legislation to win passage.
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Worse than the 1st house effort. You can click and read the whole bill from here.
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Grenfell Tower: Fire-risk tests on cladding on '600 high rises' - BBC News

Grenfell Tower: Fire-risk tests on cladding on '600 high rises' - BBC News | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Samples from three tower blocks are combustible, with many more still to be tested, says the government.
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Philippines says Islamist fighters trapped in corner of besieged town

Philippines says Islamist fighters trapped in corner of besieged town | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Islamist militants holed up in a southern Philippines town have been cornered and their firepower is flagging, the military said on Thursday, as the five-week battle for control of Marawi City raged on.
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Pray for those in this south Asian area. I hope they will be soon successful in changing the hearts of most in this bully gang called ISIS/DASH. Most all people in the peaceful religion of Islam do not feel DASH Represents their Prophet at all by their brutality and abuse of their fellow men, women and children in the name of Muhammad whom others in the Islamic faith believe ISIS fails to honor and thus disgraces by teaching children they steal or bare to become murderous beast. A man or group that feels torturing a 2 year old to death in an effort to force conversion of a mother represents snd fights to honor Satan and the wickedness and evil side of mankind regardless of what religion or Prophet that man or women professes to follow.
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Trump talks up solar panel plan for Mexico wall - BBC News

Trump talks up solar panel plan for Mexico wall - BBC News | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Attaching solar panels to a wall along the Mexican border will cut costs, the US president tells a rally.
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Russia Cancels Talks With U.S. Over Latest Round of Sanctions

Russia Cancels Talks With U.S. Over Latest Round of Sanctions | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Russia canceled talks with a top U.S. official to protest the latest sanctions punishing Russian companies and individuals over the conflict in Ukraine, in a fresh setback for President Donald Trump’s bid to improve ties with President Vladimir Putin’s government.
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Five ways Trump's Washington is more secretive - BBC News

Five ways Trump's Washington is more secretive - BBC News | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The Trump White House has become more secretive, and its changing the attitude of Washington.
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DHS officials: 21 states potentially targeted

DHS officials: 21 states potentially targeted | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Russian government-linked hackers potentially targeted as many as 21 states' election systems last year, a Homeland Security official warned Congress on Wednesday.
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Six People Have Resigned From Trump's HIV/AIDS Advisory Council Because He "Doesn't Care"

Six People Have Resigned From Trump's HIV/AIDS Advisory Council Because He "Doesn't Care" | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
"We have dedicated our lives to combating this disease and no longer feel we can do so effectively within the confines of an advisory body to a president who simply does not care."
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Lots of people don't care about AIDS until they realize they or people they love have been with someone suffering from AIDS or HIV then it is to late to protect their family after the deal is sealed. Tell the GOP reps and the WH we need a deal to fight for real health for all of us. Tell them not to deal AIDS a winning hand and a stacked deck!
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Layoffs announced at Boeing plant Trump visited

Layoffs announced at Boeing plant Trump visited | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
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Must have made a deal not to lay off folks at those two companies till after Trump was in the White House.
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Trump Sued For Allegedly Violating Presidential Records Act

Trump Sued For Allegedly Violating Presidential Records Act | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Ethics watchdog groups say that White House staffers' reported use of encrypted messaging apps to communicate prevents presidential records from being archived, as required by law.
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Trump won't hire poor people for a top post - many Americans agree - BBC News

Trump won't hire poor people for a top post - many Americans agree - BBC News | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Trump doesn't want a "poor person" overseeing the economy. To many Americans, that makes sense.
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Why Migrants Keep Risking All on the ‘Deadliest Route’

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Senate Republican Obamacare replacement bill released, here are the details

Senate Republican Obamacare replacement bill released, here are the details | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
GOP leaders have to get at least 50 Republican senators to back the legislation to win passage.
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They would have to change a lot to get my vote.
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Missouri Votes to Let Employers Fire People Who Use Birth Control

Missouri Votes to Let Employers Fire People Who Use Birth Control | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
A new Missouri bill would target abortion providers and sanction employment and housing discrimination against people who use birth control or have an abortion. Blessed be the fruit.

Yesterday, the Missouri House voted to pass SB 5, a bill imposing several highly burdensome and even mor
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Saving this link.,... have not fact checked this.
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Trump seeks sharp cuts to housing aid, except for program that brings him millions

Trump seeks sharp cuts to housing aid, except for program that brings him millions | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The president’s budget proposal calls for reducing funding to programs that shelter the poor, but it would leave intact a type of federal subsidy that is paid directly to landlords.
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BOMBSHELL: World’s top psychiatrist says Trump most BRILLIANT president ever

BOMBSHELL: World’s top psychiatrist says Trump most BRILLIANT president ever | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
No, Donald J. Trump is not crazy. He’s “crazy like a fox” according to world renowned psychiatrist Keith Ablow. Donald Trump may do things differently than
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U.S. Pressed to Pursue Deal to Freeze North Korea Missile Tests

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Philippine police use chaos of Duterte’s drug war to extort families in distress

Philippine police use chaos of Duterte’s drug war to extort families in distress | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Manila officers were caught running a secret cell behind a station bookshelf. 
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Senate to White House on health care: No Trump, please

Senate to White House on health care: No Trump, please | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Donald Trump may be the President of the United States, but when it comes to passing health care reform through the Senate, Trump is the understudy to Mitch McConnell's lead.
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Corporate Sponsorship

Corporate Sponsorship | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
As the sponsorship sales team for NPR and its digital assets, National Public Media offers the most dynamic public media sponsorship opportunities across broadcast and digital platforms.
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Yes, and media watch dog groups have long warned that NPR has become more dependent on Corporate sponsorship just like main mass media is totally dependent. Donations from viewers allow NPR to remain more accountable to the masses that listen and support NPR through donations as did government funding. Government funding has been cut and many in the GOP seeks total defunding. The BBC is one of the best reporting organizations in the world and last I knew all British citizens automatically support this through direct taxes, holding it more accountable to citizens not political parties. This also provides enough funds for BBC to do great on site world reports. Government funding does encourage NPR to self censure and not over critique parties or persons too hard that might control NPR purse strings.... Like the GOP is currently hoping to completely cut funds and has already cut some funding in some states. NPR news is does highlight state, national and international news with a balance of the most critical happenings and one can objectively build their research or opinions if the listener pays attention. Cutting government funding opens the door for NPR to lean far more on corporate sponsors. We need to donate as listeners to hold our sponsorship and control.
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