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GOP "Rising Star" Derek Khanna Fired After Penning Controversial Copyright Reform Memo

GOP "Rising Star" Derek Khanna Fired After Penning Controversial Copyright Reform Memo | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The Freedom to Connect conference has attracted people from across the political spectrum, including Derek Khanna, a "rising star" in the Republican Party, who has worked on both of Mitt Romney’s presidential campaigns.
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Tax reform roadblocks emerge in Senate

Tax reform roadblocks emerge in Senate | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Sens. John McCain and Lisa Murkowski have been wildcards, avoiding taking a public position on the proposal.
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Kushner told Trump campaign staff to avoid meeting foreigners, lawyer claims

Kushner told Trump campaign staff to avoid meeting foreigners, lawyer claims | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
An attorney for Senior Adviser to the President Jared Kushner said Friday that his client encouraged members of the Trump campaign to decline meetings with foreigners who go back home and claim they have special access to gain importance for themselves.
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Who Elected Donald Trump?

Who Elected Donald Trump? | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Emily Ekins has identified five different types of voters that elected Donald Trump as president. Do these groups represent a big shift in American politics?
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The left turns on Bill Clinton, Biden over behavior toward women

The left turns on Bill Clinton, Biden over behavior toward women | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
In the wake of an outpouring of sexual misconduct allegations hitting the world of media and politics, the left is slowly but steadily turning on former President Bill Clinton -- and even former Vice President Joe Biden -- over their behavior toward women.
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I always felt Bill Clinton should have passed Gore the Oval Office. It would have made him seem more honorable and given Gore a chance to prove himself. Even when he was in office he was more interested in hand the office to his wife and padding her resume for the job than he was for Gore.
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FCC moves to abandon rural telephone | Sean McLaughlin | AccessHumboldt.net

Access Humboldt joins opposition to FCC's move to push early retirement of copper telephone networks

Along with a broad range of consumer, rural, elderly, labor, civil and human rights, and low-
income organizations, Access Humboldt joined a letter to Federal Communications Commission chair Ajit Pai expressing concerns about his proposal for early retirement of legacy copper telephone networks serving large swaths of rural territory, including much of Humboldt County and the North Coast region.

Access Humboldt's executive director Sean McLaughlin said: "We join this effort to ensure that rural communities are not relegated to second class status in the digital future. Reasonable consumer protections are necessary to ensure that profit seeking corporations deliver reliable, robust and resilient telecom services to every community. We have a long history and a legacy social contract that has paid these private corporations a pretty sum to meet local needs and interests - having collected those funds, profiteers now seek to renege on their obligations as 'carriers of last resort.'"

The group's letter (online here https://ecfsapi.fcc.gov/file/11090039324560/Joint%20Wireline%20Broadband... and attached below) notes that: "Contrary to the proceeding’s stated purpose, the radical rule changes in the draft Report and Order will make it more difficult to achieve the very goals the Commission aims to achieve."


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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Cordray to step down

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Cordray to step down | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Cordray, an Obama appointee, is leaving the consumer watchdog group and widely expected to run for Ohio governor
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The GOP dreams come true to be allowed to throw consumers/Citizens to the wolves , vultures and vampires the GOP accept and love donations from.
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Do welfare states boost economic growth, or stunt it?

Do welfare states boost economic growth, or stunt it? | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Is it possible to calculate the net economic effect of a social security safety net?
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Human rights skirted at Asia summit as Trump rounds off tour

Human rights skirted at Asia summit as Trump rounds off tour | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Leaders of Asian nations meeting in Manila on Monday skirted around the mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims triggered by Myanmar's military crackdown, disappointing human rights groups who were hoping for a tough stand on the humanitarian crisis.
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Paul Manafort's House Cold Open - SNL

President Donald Trump (Alec Baldwin) checks in on Paul Manafort (Alex Moffat) and sends Melania Trump (Cecily Strong) to Asia in his place. #SNL #SNL43 Ge
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Rupert Murdoch Called AT&T's CEO Twice About CNN Sale: Report

Rupert Murdoch Called AT&T's CEO Twice About CNN Sale: Report | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Is there a Fox in the Time Warner merger deal?
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Edwin Feulner

Edwin Feulner | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Edwin J. Feulner’s leadership as president of The Heritage Foundation transformed the think tank from a small policy shop into America’s powerhouse of conservative ideas and what the New York Times calls “the Parthenon of the conservative metropolis.”

Under Feulner, Heritage grew from a nine-member staff on a shoestring budget working out of a rented office in 1977 to a 250-person, $80-million-a-year institution with a worldwide reputation for rigorous research and innovative policy recommendations, occupying three buildings near the U.S. Capitol.
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Who has been buying and selling America? Well the rich cockroaches hiding behind their promoted policy makers are embolden with their John Gault Trumpism and his in your face little people style.  Trump did not show up to speak to these people wearing any baseball hat... This group along with the American Legislative  Exchange Council are un-elected, non-representational organizations that have for 30 to 40 years had the money and influence to pretty much do a total coup of the GOP over time and THEY control policy makers in now 28 states. Some surely back Democrats that might be willing to accept the pay to play deal too. This is the group that gives Trump his self-first faulty legitimacy hiding behind a catchy name like America first policy.

 

There is no room for Jesus or Buddha at this table folks and if you think so you are highly deceived. Ayn Rand's values and morality are totally and complete opposite of any traditional religion on the planet. Our elected officials cannot stand up to these groups alone!  We must have their back with our voices standing against this treasonous corporate shareholder union conduct. These mega share holders unit to increase their leverage but hate it when workers or citizens do the same and unit for leverage. These bill and policy mills are not elected and do not ask for our input unless it directed to somehow get our support for their agenda And thus they  undermine the union of the people of the United States and drown out our voices and weaken our rights by doing so. They often have the money to create misleading ads and are always heard over the main media which many control our information directly or as sponsors of content.

 

These groups have increasingly been running the government whenever they could and writing the rules and regs they want. They are disarming the American public by backing policy makers that are willing to give their industries open reign to self manage by promising to be a good industrial citizen. They specialize in undermining policy makers, the voice of ordinary citizens and our governments influence with their wealth and promoting their own self interest.

 

They are very good at separating labor and the working class from their money and deferred benefits and finding ways to leave and get more in their own "Self-First Pockets".... labeling social security, Union secured benefits for labor, VA benefits and Medicaid and medicare as "welfare" that would be better served out by for profit companies owned by guess who??? Yes managed by Themselves of course or some other billionaire they are willing to allow into their "exclusive" club.

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A Terrorist's Brother—and France—on Trial

A Terrorist's Brother—and France—on Trial | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Even before the verdict was handed down, it was clear the proceedings were about much more than Abdelkader Merah.
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Tax reform roadblocks emerge in Senate

Tax reform roadblocks emerge in Senate | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Sens. John McCain and Lisa Murkowski have been wildcards, avoiding taking a public position on the proposal.
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Kushner told Trump campaign staff to avoid meeting foreigners, lawyer claims

Kushner told Trump campaign staff to avoid meeting foreigners, lawyer claims | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
An attorney for Senior Adviser to the President Jared Kushner said Friday that his client encouraged members of the Trump campaign to decline meetings with foreigners who go back home and claim they have special access to gain importance for themselves.
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Millions of kids at risk of losing health insurance if Congress doesn't act

Millions of kids at risk of losing health insurance if Congress doesn't act | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The deadline for renewing CHIP, the federal health insurance program for low-income children, passed while legislators were busy squabbling over Obamacare.
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If you have family members that depend on CHIP you may want to get them Doctor visit gift cards for Christmas.
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Senate Plans to End Obamacare Mandate in Revised Tax Proposal

Senate Plans to End Obamacare Mandate in Revised Tax Proposal | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Republicans also said they would set all of their tax cuts for individuals to expire at the end of 2025, but deep cuts in the corporate tax rate would be permanent.

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Richard Cordray Stepping Down As Head Of U.S. Consumer Protection Agency

Richard Cordray Stepping Down As Head Of U.S. Consumer Protection Agency | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The embattled director of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says he will resign by the end of November. Cordray was a frequent target of Republican lawmakers for his tough stance on banks
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Congress abandons constraints on Kurdish aid

Congress abandons constraints on Kurdish aid | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
US lawmakers wary of Iraqi Kurds’ independence push have shelved their concerns amid Baghdad’s Iran-backed push to reassert control.

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Some Of America's Wealthiest Tell Congress To Raise Their Taxes, Not Cut Them

Some Of America's Wealthiest Tell Congress To Raise Their Taxes, Not Cut Them | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
More than 400 millionaires and billionaires penned a letter to Congress.
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What is America? A Republic? A Democracy? An Oligarchy? A Plutocracy? A Theocracy?

What is America? A Republic? A Democracy? An Oligarchy? A Plutocracy? A Theocracy? | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
I'm not sure what America's form of government is anymore but, it is definitely not a democracy. A Democracy provides every legal citizen of a certai
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Saturday Night Live: Tiffany Haddish Shines Brightest When Playing Herself

Saturday Night Live: Tiffany Haddish Shines Brightest When Playing Herself | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The comedian was best when the show didn’t get in her way.
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Flynn worries about his son's legal exposure

Flynn worries about his son's legal exposure | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Former Trump adviser Michael Flynn has expressed concern about the potential legal exposure of his son in Robert Mueller's investigation, sources tell CNN.
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One Nation Under Gold: How One Precious Metal Has Dominated the American Imagination for Four Centuries

One Nation Under Gold: How One Precious Metal Has Dominated the American Imagination for Four Centuries | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
One Nation Under Gold examines the countervailing forces that have long since divided America—whether gold should be a repository of hope, or a damaging delusion that has long since derailed the rational investor. Worshipped by Tea Party politicians but loathed by sane economists, gold has historically influenced American monetary policy and has exerted an often outsized influence on the national psyche for centuries. Now, acclaimed business writer James Ledbetter explores the tumultuous history and larger-than-life personalities—from George Washington to Richard Nixon—behind America’s volatile relationship to this hallowed metal and investigates what this enduring obsession reveals about the American identity. Exhaustively researched and expertly woven, One Nation Under Gold begins with the nation’s founding in the 1770s, when the new republic erupted with bitter debates over the implementation of paper currency in lieu of metal coins. Concerned that the colonies’ thirteen separate currencies would only lead to confusion and chaos, some Founding Fathers believed that a national currency would not only unify the fledgling nation but provide a perfect solution for a country that was believed to be lacking in natural silver and gold resources. Animating the "Wild West" economy of the nineteenth century with searing insights, Ledbetter brings to vivid life the actions of Whig president Andrew Jackson, one of gold’s most passionate advocates, whose vehement protest against a standardized national currency would precipitate the nation’s first feverish gold rush. Even after the establishment of a national paper currency, the virulent political divisions continued, reaching unprecedented heights at the Democratic National Convention in 1896, when presidential aspirant William Jennings Bryan delivered the legendary "Cross of Gold" speech that electrified an entire convention floor, stoking the fears of his agrarian supporters. While Bryan never amassed a wide-enough constituency to propel his cause into the White House, America’s stubborn attachment to gold persisted, wreaking so much havoc that FDR, in order to help rescue the moribund Depression economy, ordered a ban on private ownership of gold in 1933. In fact, so entrenched was the belief that gold should uphold the almighty dollar, it was not until 1973 that Richard Nixon ordered that the dollar be delinked from any relation to gold—completely overhauling international economic policy and cementing the dollar’s global significance. More intriguing is the fact that America’s exuberant fascination with gold has continued long after Nixon’s historic decree, as in the profusion of late-night television ads that appeal to goldbug speculators that proliferate even into the present. One Nation Under Gold reveals as much about American economic history as it does about the sectional divisions that continue to cleave our nation, ultimately becoming a unique history about economic irrationality and its influence on the American psyche.
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Join the Bold Progressive Movement!

Join the Bold Progressive Movement! | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The Progressive Change Campaign Committee is a million-member grassroots organization building power at the local, state, and federal levels. We advocate for economic populist priorities like expanding Social Security, debt-free college, Wall Street reform, and the public option. We’re the Elizabeth Warren wing of American politics!
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