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How Steve Bannon Rose To The Top Of Trump's Power Structure
ZeroHedge | author | 01/30/17

On Saturday night, President Trump signed an executive order promoting Chief Strategist Steve Bannon to the "principals committee" of the National Security Council -- while, according to the New York Times, downgrading the roles of the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the director of national intelligence, who will now attend only when the council is considering issues in their direct areas of responsibilities. The move puts Bannon, a former Navy surface warfare officer, admiral's aide, investment banker and media executive, on the same level as Trump's national security adviser, Michael Flynn.

"The media should be embarrassed and humiliated and keep its mouth shut and just listen for a while ... I want you to quote this ... The media here is the opposition party. They don't understand this country. They still do not understand why Donald Trump is the president of the United States. ... The elite media got it dead wrong, 100 percent dead wrong ... The mainstream media has not fired or terminated anyone associated with following our campaign ... Look at the Twitter feeds of those people: They were outright activists of the Clinton campaign ... That's why you have no power ... You were humiliated." ...
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Trump's 'Two-for-One' Regulation Executive Order
TheAtlantic | Bourree Lam | 01/30/17

On Monday morning, President Donald Trump signed yet another executive order, following the 17 wide-ranging executive actions enacted during his first week in office. This latest order tackles yet another one of Trump's campaign talking points and will require federal agencies to cut two existing regulations for every new regulation they implement.

"If there's a new regulation, they have to knock out two. But it goes far beyond that, we're cutting regulations massively for small business and for large business," Trump said during the signing of the order, while surrounded by small-business leaders. He stressed that the new measure is meant to ease the opening and expansion of small businesses, and said that America's small businesses "have been treated very badly" and that it was "virtually impossible to expand your existing business because of regulations." ... Read more
*TYT | Deregulation Nation: Welcome To Trump's Wild West (01/31/17) [12:13]

South Dakota lawmakers declare state of 'emergency' to force repeal of voter-imposed ethics law
RawStory | David Edwards | 01/23/17

Lawmakers in South Dakota are invoking emergency powers to overturn an anti-corruption law that was passed by a ballot measure during the 2016 election.

The South Dakota Government Accountability and Anti-Corruption Act makes it illegal for lawmakers to receive more than a total of $100 annually from lobbyists in the form of "any compensation, reward, employment, gift, honorarium, beverage, meal, food, or other thing of value made or given directly or indirectly." ... Read more
*TYT | Meet the Politicians Who Voted FOR Corruption! (01/30/17) [13:25]

Why Trump's Week of Chaos May Suit Steve Bannon's Bigger Plans
AlterNet | Heather Digby Parton / Salon | 01/30/17

The alt-right guru turned Trump adviser is using both the "Muslim ban" and bogus voter-fraud charges to spread disorder.

There was so much going on in President Donald Trump's first week of presidential decrees that it was hard to keep track of it all. The most acute problem, in that it immediately affected people's lives, was the executive order issued on Friday that banned entry to the United States for immigrants, refugees or visitors arriving from a list of certain Muslim-majority countries designated as having terrorist activity. On Saturday when it became clear that the ban was taking effect immediately and people were being denied entry or told at their point of origin that they could not board U.S.-bound planes, all hell broke loose.

Nobody understood the rules. Passengers were being held and interrogated. Chaos ensued at international airports all over the country. Protesters gathered en masse at terminals to show their solidarity. Immigration lawyers arrived to help detainees and their families navigate a system that nobody understood -- because it was arbitrary and constitutionally dubious. The world reacted with disbelief. ... Read more

"It will not get better": Former Bush administration official has a warning about President Trump's administration
Salon | Matthew Rozsa | 02/01/17

Yet another former official for President George W. Bush has gone on the record criticizing President Donald Trump -- this time it's Eliot A. Cohen, who served as a counselor to former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice from 2007 to 2009.

Trump's first week as president has already been marred by a "dark and divisive inaugural speech, extraordinary attacks on a free press, a visit to the CIA that dishonored a monument to anonymous heroes who paid the ultimate price, and now an attempt to ban selected groups of Muslims," Cohen wrote in The Atlantic. He pointed out that "because the problem is one of temperament and character, it will not get better."

Cohen predicted that Trump's poor character and choice of advisers will "probably end in calamity -- substantial domestic protest and violence, a breakdown of international economic relationships, the collapse of major alliances, or perhaps one or more new wars (even with China) on top of the ones we already have." Cohen continued, "It will not be surprising in the slightest if his term ends not in four or in eight years, but sooner, with impeachment or removal under the 25th Amendment. The sooner Americans get used to these likelihoods, the better." ... Read more

Ex-Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev: 'World Is Preparing for War'
NBC News | Alexander Smith | 01/27/17

... "More troops, tanks and armored personnel carriers are being brought to Europe," the 85-year-old wrote. "NATO and Russian forces and weapons that used to be deployed at a distance are now placed closer to each other, as if to shoot point-blank."

The 1990 Nobel Peace Prize-winner added: "Politicians and military leaders sound increasingly belligerent and defense doctrines more dangerous. Commentators and TV personalities are joining the bellicose chorus. It all looks as if the world is preparing for war." ... Read more or TimeMagazine

Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Wednesday, February 01 [12:40]
DN | President Bannon?: Racist, Islamophobic Breitbart Leader Consolidates Power in Trump White House (02/01/17) [13:12]
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Stephen Colbert | Jon Stewart Reads Trump's Next Batch Of Executive Orders (01/31/17) [9:56]
*TRNN | Lawrence Wilkerson Discusses: Trump Builds NSC of Yes-Men (01/31/17) [11:49]
*TRNN | Regulator Bill Black Says: Trump Set to Rollback Financial Regulation Passed After the 2008 Crisis (02/01/17) [6:47]
*TRNN | Regulator Bill Black Says: Executive Order on Regulations Will Benefit Large Corporations, Not Small Businesses (01/31/17) [11:49]
*TYT | Democrats Block Votes Because These Two Couldn't Stop Lying (01/31/17) [8:08]
*TYT | Trump Tells Drug Companies To Get Prices Down (01/31/17) [5:51]
*TYT | Trump Fires Attorney General For Defiance On Muslim Ban (01/31/17) [10:38]
RT | Keiser Report: Trump's Divide & Conquer Strategy (E1026) (01/31/17) [25:45]
Max and Stacy discuss Trump's divide and conquer strategy as Canada says "you're on your own" to Mexico for Nafta renegotiations and Hillary supporting union leaders say their meetings with Trump were "nothing short of incredible." In the second half, Max interviews former head of the North Carolina Democratic Party to discuss the post-Trump strategy and what the party is doing right... and wrong.
*RT | CrossTalk: Trumpology (02/01/17) [23:39]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
*ThomHartmann | Keya Chatterjee, US Climate Action Network discusses: Is It Now Game Over For the Planet? (01/31/17) [9:25]
ThomHartmann | The "Shock & Awe" Strategy (01/31/17) [11:18]
ThomHartmann | When Do We Say No! (01/31/17) [12:22]
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02.01.2017. 12:47

Monday January 30, 2017
News Articles
Some of HP's Headlines
CHAOS REIGNS... AMERICA ON THE BRINK... White House Defies Court Order... Detentions Continue Despite Emergency Stay... Booker: 'The Executive Branch Is Not Abiding By The Law'... Democrats Call For Investigation... Massive Rallies Around The Country... Airports Swarmed By Protesters... And It's Only Week 2 Of His Presidency...

The Chaos Candidate Becomes The Chaos President
HP | S.V. Date | 0/30/17

Perhaps most revealing about the 10-day-old Donald Trump presidency: The announcement of White House aide Stephen Bannon's elevation was nowhere near the most controversial thing that has happened thus far. Trump has insisted, despite obvious evidence to the contrary, that as many as 1.5 million people attended his inauguration. He has claimed, with no evidence at all, that as many as 5 million people voted illegally in his election -- every single one of them for his opponent. He issued a statement on Holocaust Remembrance Day that omitted any mention of Jews.

And at the close of business marking his first week in office Friday, he signed an executive order banning people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S., without running it past the departments that would implement it. The ensuing disarray brought swift rebuke from several federal judges, blocking parts of the order at least temporarily. ... Read more

Trevor Noah/Daily Show | Welcome to President Trump's Reality (01/27/17) [8:20]

Trump struggles to shake his erratic campaign habits
Politico | Josh Dawsey | 01/22/17

... "The president has a modus operandi: He hits back, he strikes back, he's very impulsive at times. He likes to be authentic. It's worked for him for decades, his reputation, his brand, his candidacy," Ruddy said. "The problem is he's moved into a different position and that hasn't fully sank in yet. He's not speaking for Donald Trump and his company. He's speaking as the leader of the free world."

Among his more conservative backers, they said Trump still had done plenty of good things. Ruddy said he was heartened by the tone of the speech, which he called "a terrific start and a very high bar." Reed, the New York congressman, said he was pleased with the early executive orders, freezing regulations and beginning the reversal of the Affordable Care Act.

Tim Phillips, president of Americans for Prosperity, the Koch brothers-backed group, said he was pleased with the administration's alignment on corporate tax reform and health care -- and he expects them to make drastic changes soon. "There just isn't much daylight between us," he said. ... Read more
TYT | Trump Surrounded By Manipulators (01/28/17) [8:24]

700 years of Western inequality, in one chart
Vox.com | Zack Beauchamp | 01/23/17

We tend to think of rising income inequality as a 21st-century problem. A more equal distribution of wealth is normal, and the growing clout of the 1 percent is an anomaly. ... Read more
TYT | New Data Tracks Inequality Over Centuries (01/29/17) [9:25]

TYT | Jordan Returns To Standing Rock (01/29/17) [20:16]
TYT | Drone Pilot Myron Dewey Flies Over #DAPL Drill Pad Near Missouri River (01/29/17) [14:31]

The US 'debt bomb is going to explode,' strategist Peter Schiff says
CNBC | Berkeley Lovelace Jr. | 01/26/17

Low interest rates have helped defuse the United States' debt problems so far, but that won't last for long, strategist Peter Schiff told CNBC.

Schiff, president and CEO of Euro Pacific Capital, said on Thursday "the debt bomb is going to explode." ... Read more

Trump Signs Executive Order On Regulation: "For Every New Regulation, Two Regulations Must Be Revoked"
ZeroHedge | author | 01/30/17

President Trump has signed an executive action to revoke two regulations for every one enacted, or as officials told AP, that they are naming the new directive a "one in, two out" plan. Federal agencies will need to revoke two regulations for every new regulation they request, and the White House will review the proposal, according to administration officials. ... Read more

Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Monday, January 30 [13:22]
DN | Reps. Jerrold Nadler, Pramila Jayapal Join Airport Protests to Free People Detained Under Muslim Ban (01/30/17) [9:23]
DN | Protests Shut Down San Francisco Int'l Terminal Demanding Release of Detained Passengers (01/30/17) [2:09]
DN | "Let Them In": Thousands Descend on Nation's Airports to Protest Trump's Refugee & Muslim Ban (01/30/17) [8:03]
Stop Spending TRILLIONS Regime Change Wars!
CNN | Tulsi Gabbard Destroys CNN on Syria (01/27/17) [7:08]
Investigative Reporting
*On Contact with Chris Hedges | The American Empire with Allan Nairn (01/28/17) [28:44]
CNN | Fact-Slams Congressman Live On-Air (01/28/17) [7:17]
The president, as you well know by now, has imposed a ban on Muslims entering the United States. Such an outlandish policy has prompted Trump's backers to resort to even more outlandish methods of defending why they've placed themselves in Trump's camp.

On that note, CNN's Poppy Harlow hosted on her show this Saturday Trump adviser and former U.S. Representative Jack Kingston, who supports Trump -- and his Muslim ban. Harlow asked Kingston, basically, to defend to her, and to the audience watching at home, the immigration ban that amounts to a likely illegal religious test over who's allowed into the United States and who's not.
*TRNN | Lawrence Wilkerson discuss: Will Trump Ally with Russia and Target Iran? (01/30/17) [11:32]
*TRNN | Dr. Michael E. Mann says: Doomsday Clock Ticking on Climate Change (01/30/17) [10:47]
TRNN | Paul Jay of TRNN is Being Interviewed: How Corporate Media Made Trump President (01/30/17) [19:27]
TYT | Democrats Take Stand Against Trump Nominee (01/29/17) [16:25]
GoingUndergroundRT | Insane Clown President Fear and Loathing on Trumps Campaign Trail (01/30/17) [10:40]
RT | Keiser Report: US Hgemony Facing New Challenges (E 1025) (01/28/17) [25:46]
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01.30.2017. 14:49

Friday January 27, 2017
News Articles

Congress gone wild! While Trump grabs headlines, the House has been hard at work pushing GOP agenda
Salon | Gary Legum | 01/27/17

Congressional Republicans are drafting their own radical agenda for the future of America

Donald Trump is not the only game in Washington when it comes to pushing for dangerous and destructive policies. The House of Representatives of the 115th Congress has been hard at work since its swearing-in three weeks ago. In that time, the chamber has set the stage for a frenzy of revanchist policy prescriptions that, should they pass the Senate and be signed into law by the president, will radically alter the nation's regulatory landscape, hurt women and their health, and ransom off our national parks to mining and other corporate interests.

While the House was writing the rules package that will govern this session of Congress, the chairman of the chamber's natural resources committee slipped in a provision that will make it easier for the government to transfer federal lands to states. This could be the prelude to states then selling off much of this land to whichever industry is looking to strip-mine it: timber companies, oil and gas interests, cattlemen like Cliven Bundy, you name it. ... Read more

ABC News David Muir | Donald Trump Full Interview (01/25/17) [23:15]
CNN | Senator Chuck Schumer Full Explosive Interview With Jake Tapper (01/22/17) [13:47]
CNN | Michael Moore Full Explosive Interview With Jake Tapper (01/22/17) [7:59]
CNN | Jake Tapper Frustrated; "Please Don't Say Things That Are Not True, DON'T DO THAT " (01/22/17) [6:47]
Fox Hannity | Donald Trump (full interview) (01/25/17) [27:29]
Fox10 | President Donald Trump at GOP Retreat in Philadelphia (full) (01/26/17) [29:29]
President Trump's voters seem to be fine with him using a private email server:

Another Bogus Obamacare Argument From Donald Trump And Paul Ryan
HP | Jonathan Cohn | 01/26/17

If you've heard a Republican talk about the Affordable Care Act lately, then you've almost certainly heard that the law is imploding, collapsing, in a death spiral or a combination of the three.

Here, for example, was House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) in a Wednesday evening interview with Greta Van Susteren on MSNBC: "Obamacare is collapsing under its own weight.... It's already going away. Obamacare is leaving."

President Donald Trump made similar remarks at a Republican Party retreat in Philadelphia on Thursday, when he boasted that acting quickly to repeal the law would do the Democrats a favor because the program was bound to fall apart on its own. ... Read more

Donald Trump, You Are Being Set Up By These Suckas In Washington
HP | Russell Simmons | 01/26/17

I am convinced you are the Trojan horse. The extremists in the Republican Party and religious right have been praying for a long time to put a candidate in the position to turn back the tide of our forward push for justice and equality, which is in effect the American dream. The pendulum of consciousness always swings towards compassion and justice. There are moments that it swings back but once given a taste of freedom the people will thirst for it and will not let anyone take that away. African-Americans will never again be slaves, women will never again lose their right to vote or go quietly back into the coat hanger days, the LGBTQ community will not go back into the closet, the right to worship as we see fit will not be taken from one -- you will have to strip it from everyone.

No American president has ever entered the Oval Office with an agenda so set on trying to undo the civil, social and political gains for equality that have been so long fought. And now we are bracing to have all of our victories overturned. Those lowest common denominator radicals of the Republican party have you locked in a role to do their bidding. ... Read more

Democrats' risky new Trump strategy: Pry him away from his own party and win back his voters
Salon | Matthew Sheffield | 01/27/17

Aware of the fact that Donald Trump's Electoral College victory was made possible by at least a modest number of Democratic-leaning voters crossing party lines, congressional Democrats appear to be pursuing an intriguing strategy: They're trying to force the president to choose between the people who elected him and the political party he nominally leads.

Trump is the highest-ranking Republican in Washington. But the new president's lack of interest in the details of policymaking mean that he's outsourcing a lot of it to the congressional GOP. That's dangerous for Trump's public approval ratings because conservative elites generally favor economic policies that are likely to be unpopular with the blue-collar workers who got him elected. ... Read more

Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Friday, January 27 [15:07]
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Thursday, January 26 [10:26]
DN | In First TV Interview, President Trump Says Torture "Absolutely" Works (01/26/17) [10:08]
*DN | Trump Adviser Steve Bannon Tells Press to "Keep Its Mouth Shut" (01/27/17) [13:47]
DN | Hundreds of Thousands Sign Petition to Impeach Trump for Violating Constitution over Biz Interests (01/27/17) [4:11]
*DN | Are Trump & Mexican President Provoking Conflict to Distract from Low Approval Ratings at Home? (01/27/17) [11:40]
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Trevor Noah/Daily Show | President Trump Takes (Executive) Action. (01/26/17) [6:32]
Trevor Noah/Daily Show | What the Actual Fact? - The Trump Administration's "Alternative Facts" (01/24/17) [6:30]
*TRNN | Professor John Ackerman says: Nieto Faces Deepening Crisis of Legitimacy Following Trump Feud (01/27/17) [10:15]
*TRNN | Executive Order on Pipelines Will Benefit Billionaire, Harold Hamm, Trump Donor (01/26/17) [11:05]
*TYT | Trump REALLY Wants You To Know About His "Sea Of Love" (01/26/17) [10:05]
*TYT | Mass Exodus From Trump Administration Begins (01/26/17) [7:35]
*TYT | Trump Casually Hints At Next War In Iraq (01/26/17) [9:44]
RT | CrossTalk: Politically Incorrect? (01/27/17) [24:33]
Is Donald Trump a modern day anti-hero? What is the state of liberalism and what is referred to as political correctness? How did we get to a place where politics is hyper-prejudice against prejudice? Is liberalism caving in on itself?
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
ThomHartmann | The First Shocks Of Trump's Disaster Capitalism (01/26/17) [10:40]
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MSNBC Morning Joe | WaPo Writer, Eugene Robinson discusses: 'I Don't Need Steve Bannon's Permission To Do My Job' (01/26/17) [6:51]
MSNBC Rachel Maddow | Senator Al Franken On Resisting: 'We Have A Strategy' (01/27/17) [7:24]

01.27.2017. 14:17

Thursday January 25, 2017
News Articles

Donald Trump, Republicans plan enormous tax cuts, even though it's going to balloon the deficit
Salon | Matthew Rozsa | 01/25/17

... "A number of Trump advisers in recent weeks have privately questioned whether tax reform needs to be 'revenue neutral,'" Politico reported on Wednesday, citing people involved in the early discussions. What the Trump administration has not yet done, Politico noted, is figure out how to avoid ballooning the deficit while following through on its campaign promises to increase military spending, construct a border wall, and finance infrastructure development. This dilemma, along with the fact that it will be difficult for Republicans to bring Democrats on board for a tax cut plan that increases the deficit (the one from Trump's campaign would cost $10 trillion over a decade), could prove very difficult for the Trump team to overcome. ... Read more

The Republican Party may throw away its fiscal responsibility mantra with its planned massive tax cuts.

Trump administration purges all information about climate change from the EPA website
Salon |Matthew Rozsa | 01/25/17

President Donald Trump has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to eliminate the climate change page from its official website.

Two EPA employees told Reuters on Wednesday that, one day prior, EPA officials told them that the Trump White House wanted the agency's communications team to delete the page describing climate change by as early as Wednesday. This will include detailed data on emissions and links to scientific research on the climatology behind man-made global warming. Some employees are working furiously to save as much of the website's information as possible. ... "If the website goes dark, years of work we have done on climate change will disappear," one staffer told Reuters. ... Read more
EPA | Climate Change Basics (04/03/15) [2:47]

https://www.epa.gov/ | EPA website

The president's denial about climate change is about to have some very big consequences.

Border Residents Wish Money For Trump's Wall Would Pay For Something Useful Instead
HP | Roque Planas | 01/25/17

MarĂ­a Cordero passes a border fence twice to get to her home in La Posada, one mile north of the Rio Grande, which divides Mexico from the United States. Customs and Border Protection erected the steel beam barrier that cuts through her neighborhood nine years ago, slashing through private property and an ecological reserve.

The Texas resident didn't like it then, and she's not happy that President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday mandating the construction of "a physical wall on the Southern border." "The wall is completely illogical," Cordero, a Mexican-born community organizer for the ACLU, told The Huffington Post. "We need those billions of dollars for schools and clinics." ... Read more

Trump Attacks 'Groveling' Author Of Study Showing No Voter Fraud
HP | Marina Fang | 01/25/17

President Donald Trump, furthering his lie Wednesday that he lost the election's popular vote because millions cast ballots illegally, attacked the author of a study that failed to support fraud claims as "groveling."

Trump and his administration frequently cite a 2012 Pew study in support of his unfounded claims of widespread voter fraud. But the author, David Becker, has said that Trump's team misconstrued his paper and that researchers found no cases of voter fraud. ... Read more

Fox | Media press Spicer on Trump's voter-fraud claim (01/24/17) [3:59]
CNN | 'How Do You Square Those Two?': Spicer Grilled on Trump Lawyers Claiming No Evidence of Voter Fraud (01/25/17) [5:24]
Orwellian doublespeak? '1984' bestseller again in wake of 'alternative facts' frenzy

The Entire Senior Management Team At The State Department Just Resigned
ZeroHedge | author | 01/26/17

"It's the single biggest simultaneous departure of institutional memory that anyone can remember, and that's incredibly difficult to replicate," said David Wade, who served as State Department chief of staff under Secretary of State John Kerry. ... Read more

A $90 Billion Debt Wave Shows Cracks in U.S. Property Boom
Bloomberg | Sarah Mulholland | 01/24/17

A $90 billion wave of maturing commercial mortgages, leftover debt from the 2007 lending boom, is laying bare the weak links in the U.S. real estate market.

It's getting harder for landlords who rely on borrowed cash to find new loans to pay off the old ones, leading to forecasts for higher delinquencies. Lenders have gotten choosier about which buildings they'll fund, ... Read more

Alex Jones' InfoWars Offered White House Credentials
ZeroHedge | author | 01/26/17

"Here's the deal, I know I get White House credentials, we've already been offered them, we're going to get them, but I've just got to spend the money to send somebody there. I want to make sure it's even worth it. I don't want to just sit there up there like 'm in the media, look our people are there.'" Read more

The coming unhappiness with Trump and his team will not arise because of the actions they take. They will clearly do everything in their might to make America great again. But the probabilities are totally against them to achieve this goal. They are taking over power at a time when debt has grown exponentially since the 1970s. They are also assuming power of a country that has not achieved a proper budget surplus for well over half a century. Even worse, the US has not had a positive trade balance since the early 1970s. So here we have a country that has been living above its means for decades and has no real chance of changing this vicious cycle.

"The Federal debt is at $20 trillion and has been growing at the rate of 9% per year for the last 40 odd years. The forecast for the next four years is that the growth of the debt will accelerate. Total US debt is over $70 trillion or over 3.5x GDP. But that is just a fraction of the US liabilities. Unfunded liabilities are over $200 trillion. And you can add to that to the real gross derivative positions of US banks, which most likely more than $500 trillion.

Corporate borrowings have also surged since the Great Financial Crisis started. In 2006 US corporate debt was just over $2 trillion. Today it is more than 3x higher at $7 trillion! At the same time, cash as a percentage of corporate debt is declining and is now down to 27%. Within this massive increase in debt, there are major defaults looming in many areas like car loans, student loans and the fracking sector where potential write offs could be in the trillions of dollars..
*DN | Jeremy Scahill on Trump Team: A Cabal of Religious Extremists, Privatization Advocates & Racists (01/25/17) [32:41]
DN | Outright Lies, Constant Tweets & "Alternative Facts": Inside Trump's Orwellian War with the Media (01/25/17) [9:51]
DN | Shailene Woodley on Malia Obama's Presence at Sundance Standing Rock Solidarity Event Against DAPL (01/25/17) [17:23]
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Coronation Street (01/25/17) [7:30]
Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Trevor Noah | Trump's Executive Orders Prove He Should've Seen 'Hamilton' (01/25/17) [6:22]
*TRNN | Regulator Bill Black: How the Small Business Administration Will Be Used to Destroy Regulations. (01/26/17) [11:05]
TRNN | Yale professor Kenneth Gillingham discusses: Declining Cost of Renewables Will Challenge Trump's Promise to Bring Back Jobs Through Coal (01/26/17) [7:44]
*TYT | Trump Signs Government Scientist Gag Order (01/25/17) [7:17]
*TYT | Voter Fraud FOUND In Trump's White House (01/25/17) [8:42]
*TYT | Trump's Ethics Team Not Very Ethical (01/25/17) [8:05
*TYT | Trump Orders Construction Of Border Wall (01/25/17) [11:28]
Putin Left Out Key Fact When Hyping Russian Prostitutes... (01/25/17) [6:57]
*Trump Might Invade Chicago Because O'Reilly Told Him To (01/25/17) [7:32]
RT | Keiser Report: 'Healthcare' Debate (E1024) (01/26/17) [25:45]
Max and Stacy discuss the elephants in the room of the so-called 'healthcare' debate. Obamacare should be called 'bankcare', they suggest. In the second half Max interviews crypto entrepreneur Charlie Shrem about bitcoin, blockchain, crypto and... buying up Michigan's waste industry.
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*MSNBC Rachel Maddow | PPP Poll: President Donald Trump's Base Deluded By False Facts (01/26/17) [11:49]
*MSNBC Rachel Maddow | President Donald Trump Actions Affirm Fears For Environment (01/25/17) [20:55]
*MSNBC Rachel Maddow | President Donald Trump's Oil Grab Policy Puts US Troops At Risk (01/24/17) [20:55]
*MSNBC Chris Hayes All In | Rep. Elijah Cummings wants to talk to the President (01/25/17) [5:39]

01.26.2017. 13:06

Wednesday January 25, 2017
News Articles

Though Promised for Domestic Use, Dakota Access Pipeline May Fuel Oil Exports
TheIntercept | Lee Fang | older, but good 09/01/16

Access Pipeline, which will connect fracked crude oil from the Bakken fields in North Dakota to markets across the country -- claim the controversial project will enhance energy independence. But at least a portion of the oil may well end up as exports to foreign markets, either as crude or as a refined product.

Energy Transfer Partners, the company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline, has built public support and pressured regulators to approve the project by asserting that the oil will enhance energy independence, because it will be used exclusively by U.S. consumers. ... Read more
TYT | Crooked Donald Authorizes Controversial Pipelines (01/24/17) [8:34]

GOP Rep To Women: Less Marching, More Cooking.

South Dakota lawmakers declare state of 'emergency' to force repeal of voter-imposed ethics law
RawStory | David Edwards | 01/23/17

Lawmakers in South Dakota are invoking emergency powers to overturn an anti-corruption law that was passed by a ballot measure during the 2016 election.

The South Dakota Government Accountability and Anti-Corruption Act makes it illegal for lawmakers to receive more than a total of $100 annually from lobbyists in the form of "any compensation, reward, employment, gift, honorarium, beverage, meal, food, or other thing of value made or given directly or indirectly." ... Read more
TYT | Corrupt Politicians Scramble To Protect Their Bribes (01/24/17) [10:52]

12 million pages of declassified CIA files are now available online for everyone to view
news.com.au | author | 01/20/17

The CIA posted a vast cache of close to 12 million pages of declassified documents online, which include information on UFO sightings, Nazi War Crimes, Project Stargate and other once-secret files.

The information was first released in 1995 when then-President Bill Clinton ordered all documents with "historical value" that were at least 25 years old to be declassified.

However, the documents were only physically accessible from four computer terminals at the National Archives in Washington DC.

In 2000, the CIA released the documents on its electronic records search tool CREST, but the files were still only available by physically attending the Archives.

Following a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit in 2014, the CIA said it would post the 930,000 documents online in entirety, but claimed it would take six years to scan every page.

CIA information management director said the agency was able to complete the project quicker than expected, with the official giving assurances that nothing had omitted and the half-century of data was published in entirety.

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CREST: 25-Year Program Archive - CIA website
RawStory EdSchultz | Ed is joined by Scott Paul, President of the Alliance for American Manufacturing, to discuss Donald Trump withdrawing the U.S. out of the TPP. Ed also gives commentary on White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's first press briefing. ()01/23/17) [14:58]

Six maps that show the anatomy of America's vast infrastructure
WashingtonPost | Tim Meko | older, 12/01/16

President-elect Donald Trump's plan to invest about $550 billion in new infrastructure projects across the country was a central theme in his campaign. "We're going to rebuild our infrastructure, which will become, by the way, second to none. And we will put millions of our people to work as we rebuild it," Trump said. Details are still murky, but it appears that the plan will rely on tax credits to spur private investment.

The maps you are about to see show the massive scope of America's infrastructure using data from OpenStreetMap and various government sources. They provide a glimpse into where that half-trillion dollars may be invested. ... Read more
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Clinton's plans might add billions to the national debt. Trump's could add trillions.
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Wednesday, January 25 [11:43]
DN | Breaking: Trump Signs Executive Orders Reviving Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines (01/24/17) [4:06]
*TRNN | Former CIA analyst Melvin Goodman and whistleblower Coleen Rowley have few kind words for Trump's picks to head intelligence and national security. (01/25/17) [26:05]
*TRNN | Economist Douglass Cliggott says: The Only Clear Priority in Mnuchin's Record is Wealth Maximization (01/25/17) [19:21]
*TRNN | Ben Lilliston: Trump Signals Major Shift from 30 Years of Free Trade Policy (01/25/17) [9:52]
TYT | Trump Fuming Over Women's March (01/24/17) [11:50]
RT | In hot water? Beijing warns Trump to stay out of South China sea dispute (01/25/17) [6:35]
RT | US exit from TPP may open door to China (01/25/17) [1:55]
RT | UFOs, telekinesis & spies: 12 million pages of CIA secrets online for 1st time (01/25/17) [2:28]
Note: Max and Stacy do a lot of bantering in the first half of their empisodes, which can be a little off-putting to some people, but remember they usually reveal a great nugget of truth during their bantering. The interview in the second half is usually pretty informative.
RT | Keiser Report: ... it shows central banks were forced into enabling the destruction of the global economy and financial system. In the second half, Max interviews venture capitalist, Brock Pierce of Blockchain Capital about crypto in the age of Trump. (E1023) (01/24/17) [25:45]
Note: I try to watch different news sources, minus the obvious propaganda sources, so I can put the pieces together and make up my own mind. A lot of times I don't agree with the discussions and interviewees, but I find it propels me to do additional research to help me understand confusing issues.
RT | CrossTalk: Welcome to the media war of a new kind. The choice is easy -- you can pick Donald Trump or the liberal mainstream media. (01/25/17) [24:44]
Sorry if I offend anyone, but I don't like Pamala Geller
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
*ThomHartmann | Where The Kochs Are Influencing Trump The Most (01/24/17) [11:18]
*Aljazeera | Inside Story - Is the new US President against free trade? (01/24/17) [24:15]
Note: Yet another interesting discussion... that most Americans won't see because they won't look at alternative media.
Aljazeera | The Stream - Children for sale (01/24/17) [27:42]
NPR (National Public Radio) - www.npr.org/
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) - pbs.org/
MSNBC - Maddow/Hayes - www.msnbc.com/

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