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Fake Ads in the Time of Trump

The recent focus on the viability of news stories has overshadowed another method of spreading false political information.
 

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Evidence of the Core Allegations Is Lacking in ‘Russiagate’

So far, the scandal has been smoke and mirrors, with no chargeable offenses and not a scintilla of convincing proof of Russian meddling in the election.
 
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Two Views on Trump and the Israel Reality

Can Donald Trump bring peace to the Middle East? Author Yoav Litvin and Tom Dine, former head of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, examine the possibility.
 
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In the latest episode of “Scheer Intelligence,” the Oscar-winning documentarian speaks with Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer about Assange’s rights as the publisher of WikiLeaks.

The Massachusetts senator slammed the treasury secretary for his confusing statements during a Senate Banking Committee hearing Thursday.

 
 
 
 
Trump’s Cruel and Deviant Budget

Trump’s budget won’t get through Congress, but it defines deviancy downward in 3 respects.

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Let the Media Coverage of Manchester Victims Be a Model for All Young Victims of War

As the world processes the horror of the suicide bombing in Manchester, England, we should brace ourselves for another wave of similar, innocent casualties, this time in Yemen, the target of relentless, U.S.-supported Saudi Arabian bombardment.

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Why the Streets of Saudi Arabia Were So Quiet During Trump’s Visit

Protest is illegal in the kingdom. It’s also against the law to “distort the reputation of the kingdom” or “break allegiance with the ruler.”

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Economist Joseph Stiglitz on Trump’s Budget: ‘It Doesn’t Make Any Economic Sense’

The Nobel Prize-winning economist joined Amy Goodman on Democracy Now! to discuss the president’s $4.1 trillion budget, which was unveiled Tuesday.

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Defender of Chemical Companies Takes Charge of EPA Unit Overseeing Toxins

She has represented the American Chemistry Council, an industry group whose members include Dow Chemical Co. and ExxonMobil. Now Nancy Beck has moved to the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Terror and Geopolitics: Manchester in 2017 and in 1996

Although decades apart, both terrorist attacks were reactions against a history of colonialism.

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Hit Him Where It Hurts

Can a boycott movement to damage President Trump financially change the political landscape?

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Roger Ailes: The Man Who Destroyed Objectivity

Arguably the most significant political figure of his generation, Ailes transformed journalism, politics and the U.S. government.

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Wikimedia Scores ‘Important Victory’ in the Fight Against NSA Surveillance

On Tuesday, a federal appeals court found that the Wikimedia Foundation had standing to argue that the National Security Agency was violating its First and Fourth Amendment rights by spying on its users’ communications.

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SCOTUS Ruling on North Carolina’s Political Maps Exposes GOP’s Race-Based Gerrymandering

The ruling was based upon arguments that came before the court prior to the seating of Justice Neil Gorsuch.

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Millions Paid to Administrator, Zero to Victims of Madoff

For investors who lost money in Bernie Madoff’s infamous Ponzi scheme and are waiting for payback from a firm enlisted by the Department of Justice, the check’s (still) in the mail.

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Has the U.S. Intelligence Community’s Assessment of ‘Russiagate’ Been Politicized?

Information from President Obama’s intelligence chiefs raises new doubts about a Jan. 6 report and its allegation that Russia “hacked” the 2016 election.

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Female Entrepreneurs in Afghanistan Inspire Hope by Starting Their Own Businesses

The conservative country still presents major obstacles for companies led by women, but progress is being made. (Pictured: Afghan businesswoman Mariyam Omerkhil.)

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‘The Young Turks’ on Trump Acknowledging Leaked Intelligence Came From Israel (Video)

Host Cenk Uygur says he’s “no fan” of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but he “almost felt a bit of sympathy for him” after what the president did at a Jerusalem news conference.

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Is Health Care ‘the Military-Industrial Complex of the 21st Century’?

American corporations would benefit from single-payer health care, so why do so few support implementing Medicare for all?

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