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In Defending His Support of Trump, Sean Hannity Says He ‘Never Claimed to Be a Journalist’

Although the Republican presidential candidate continuously accuses the media of being biased, one of his top political advisers is none other than the Fox News Channel talk show host, who often uses his airtime to support Trump.

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Mainstream Media Are Ignoring U.S. Accountability in Saudi Arabia’s Destruction of Yemen

Journalist Andrew Cockburn has written extensively on the slaughter of Yemeni people at the hands of the Saudis. In a recent interview on “Democracy Now!”, he argues that this is a “very cruel war that we are helping to wage.”

Posted on Aug 26, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



War ‘Has Become a Permanent Condition’ for the United States

At the annual Veterans For Peace convention, speakers including filmmaker Oliver Stone, historian Andrew Bracevich and journalist Ann Jones discussed public relation campaigns in support of war and the struggles American veterans face.

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Can Bernie Sanders’ ‘Our Revolution’ Movement Go Forward?

Larry Cohen (pictured, far right), the organization’s incoming board chairman, and Claire Sandberg, who recently resigned as its digital organizing director, discuss the controversy over the involvement of Jeff Weaver, who managed the Vermont senator’s presidential campaign.

Posted on Aug 26, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Change of Plans









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Fair and Balanced









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Modern Freshman









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Rep. Alan Grayson Explains How to Keep Bernie Sanders’ Movement Going

The Florida congressman, who is running for a Senate seat, talks trade deals, corporate manipulation and the failures of the Democratic Party.

Posted on Aug 26, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Speedo Drops Lochte









Posted on Aug 25, 2016 ENLARGE


The Trump Pivot









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Future Co-Pilots









Posted on Aug 25, 2016 ENLARGE



Some Reporters Covering Trump Rallies Worry as Anti-Media Atmosphere Thickens

The Republican presidential nominee’s use of aggressive rhetoric is nothing new, but since the combative Stephen Bannon joined the campaign, Trump is homing in on the media—and stirring up vitriol among his supporters.

Posted on Aug 24, 2016 READ MORE


Are Political Cartoonists an Endangered Species?

The Truthdig team sat down with a special guest: acclaimed political cartoonist Dwayne Booth (aka Mr. Fish), who discussed the challenges of disseminating controversial views.

Posted on Aug 24, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Venturing Into ‘the Capitalist Labyrinth’  (Video)

In this week’s edition of “On Contact,” Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges and author Rob Urie explore how our economic system is responsible for nuclear weaponry, climate change and imperialism.

Posted on Aug 23, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Green Party’s Jill Stein Praises WikiLeaks, Calls Julian Assange a Hero

In an aggressive op-ed published by The Hill on Tuesday, the party’s presidential nominee argues that the organization known for publishing secret information from anonymous sources provides a valuable service by exposing “corruption and wrongdoing.”

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Questions About Clinton Campaign’s Transparency Ramp Up After a Weekend of Closed Fundraisers

The Democratic presidential nominee hasn’t held a news conference in more than 260 days, despite growing concerns about her use of a personal email server and the role of the Clinton Foundation during her tenure as secretary of state. (Pictured, Martha’s Vineyard, a Massachusetts island where Clinton raised funds last weekend.)

Posted on Aug 23, 2016 READ MORE


The President Tries to Relax









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Photo Op









Posted on Aug 23, 2016 ENLARGE



Who Is Your Choice for President?

Truthdig presents a roundup of the week’s top political news and invites you to tell us whom you are rooting for in November.

Posted on Aug 20, 2016 READ MORE


Taking Home the Gold









Posted on Aug 20, 2016 ENLARGE


Social Media Exposes Devastating Effects of Louisiana Flood (Multimedia)

Those affected by this week’s flooding share pictures and comments amid allegations that the mainstream media hasn’t done enough to cover the catastrophe.

Posted on Aug 19, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Syrian Child









Posted on Aug 19, 2016 ENLARGE


Green Party Ticket Lays Out Its Programs, Denounces ‘Murdering From the Sky’ (Audio)

In a new radio interview, Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein and running mate Ajamu Baraka discuss the mainstream media, student debt and foreign policy.

Posted on Aug 19, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



The Half-Life of Deindustrialization: Why Donald Trump Is Just A Symptom

After plants closed, the economic, social and psychological effects continued for decades and across generations.

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Roger and Kellyanne









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Debate









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Giuliani Waves









Posted on Aug 19, 2016 ENLARGE


Live at Truthdig: What Can America Learn From California?

Truthdig sat down with special guest Narda Zacchino and discussed what the once “failed state” of California can teach the rest of the United States.

Posted on Aug 18, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Trump Campaign Headquarters









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Dump Trump









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Hillary Clinton’s Choice of Ken Salazar Comes Under Fire (Video)

David Sirota argues that the former interior secretary, appointed to Clinton’s transition team, holds anti-environment, pro-business ideologies that could nudge government policies in harmful directions during the next presidency.

Posted on Aug 18, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Lead Contamination at Indiana Low-Income Housing Site Is Being Addressed After Decades of Inaction

A video investigation of conditions at an affordable-housing complex in northern Indiana shows how the crisis came to be and how it might be “worse than Flint.”

Posted on Aug 16, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Addressing White Privilege Is Only a Small Step in Combating Systemic Racism

Hillary Clinton and her running mate, Tim Kaine, have repeatedly addressed covert racism and racial injustice, but the United States needs more than rhetoric to solve the problem.

Posted on Aug 16, 2016 READ MORE


Jill Stein: ‘There Should Have Been a Full Investigation’ of Clinton’s Email Server (Video)

In a recent interview, the Green Party presidential nominee discusses the FBI’s scrutiny and calls for a new congressional investigation of the former secretary of state.

Posted on Aug 16, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Fallen









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Making America Great Again









Posted on Aug 13, 2016 ENLARGE



Where the Presidential Candidates Stand on Their Tax Returns

Hillary Clinton and Jill Stein released their personal tax returns this week, putting pressure on rivals Gary Johnson and Donald Trump to release theirs.

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Open Letter Urges New York Times to Help Reverse ‘Culture of Silence’ on Child Sexual Abuse

More than three dozen survivors of abuse and their advocates want the Times to provide better coverage of the crimes—and address a potential conflict of interest.

Posted on Aug 13, 2016 READ MORE


Rights vs. Rites









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How We Fix the Mess the Democratic Party Establishment Made (Video and Transcript)

By Robert Scheer

Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer and author Thomas Frank discuss what the future of the Democratic Party looks like.

Posted on Aug 12, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Bill Clinton, Jill Stein, Gary Johnson and Sean Reyes Make History in Las Vegas

The Democratic, Green, Libertarian and Republican presidential campaigns all were represented at the same event—the Asian American Pacific Islander Presidential Election Forum—for the first time in this election cycle.

Posted on Aug 12, 2016 READ MORE



Newly Released Emails Add to Concern About Clinton Foundation Conflict of Interest

Messages from Hillary Clinton’s former State Department staff raise questions about ties between the foundation and the government.

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The Clintons and Kissinger









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Back in the Game









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Secret Service









Posted on Aug 11, 2016 ENLARGE


Trump’s Economic Plan









Posted on Aug 11, 2016 ENLARGE


Jill Stein Accepting Green Party Presidential Nomination: ‘We Are Saying No to the Lesser Evil’

On the final day of the Green Party’s convention in Houston last weekend, Jill Stein spoke on the power of the greater good in the face of two undesirable candidates.

Posted on Aug 10, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Are Think Tanks as Independent as We Think?

Some of the world’s most respected think tanks are swayed by corporate interests, The New York Times reports, and researchers working within the groups often have conflicts of interest.

Posted on Aug 9, 2016 READ MORE


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