Former Trump campaign aide Michael Caputo arrives to testify before the House Intelligence Committee during a closed-door session at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center July 14, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Leaked emails reveal effort by Trump aides to censor and alter CDC Covid reports behind closed doors

“A Trump stooge with a history of racist statements and no medical background is doctoring CDC reports warning Americans on Covid because they make Trump look bad.” — Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. (D-N.J.) by Jake Johnson, staff…

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Trump proposed trading ‘poor’ Puerto Ricans for Greenland after Hurricane Maria devastation, former DHS official says

Former Trump staffers previously revealed the president’s desire to buy Greenland from Denmark, a proposal one Danish official called “final proof that he has gone mad.” by Julia Conley, staff writer August 20, 2020 A former…

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Different names, same address: How big businesses got government loans meant for small businesses

ProPublica found at least 15 large companies that received over half a billion dollars in PPP loans using the same technique: Getting multiple loans sent to smaller entities they own. by Paul Kiel and Jack Gillum…

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We are all protesting in Hong Kong now

We need to follow the lead of our brothers and sisters in Hong Kong and make masks, hats, and even googles semi-standard wear for protests and demonstrations. by Wade Rathke Pearl River    The big reveal…

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Excerpts of John Bolton book show unhinged behavior by Trump

“Bolton is a moral abomination in every way. It’s also the case that basically everyone in government who comes close to Trump comes away thinking he’s even worse than they realized.” Evidence Former Advisor Is ‘100%…

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Coronavirus pandemic triggered ‘one of the greatest wealth transfers in history’

Small businesses are “dropping like flies,” said the “Mad Money” host. by Andrea Germanos, staff writer Friday, June 5 CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Thursday that that coronavirus pandemic has triggered “one of the greatest wealth transfers…

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Groups denounce gutting of environmental rules ‘when Trump thinks no one is paying attention’

Order denounced as “latest in string of outlandish authoritarian acts” from the U.S. president. by Eoin Higgins, staff writer Thursday, June 4 President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order Thursday waiving environmental regulatory…

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Trump Condemned as Busloads of US Soldiers Arrive in Nation’s capital: ‘What authoritarianism looks like’

“The numbers of U.S. military security forces in D.C. right now is just ridiculous. This is pure intimidation. Trump is very afraid. The longer we stay in the streets, the more frightened he gets.”   by…

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I can’t breathe

Call it political brutality. By Khalil Bendib | June 3, 2020

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Native American tribes’ pandemic response is hamstrung by many inequities

Native communities in North America have been disrupted and displaced for centuries. Many face long-standing food and water inequities that are further complicated by this pandemic.   by  Lindsey Schneider, Colorado State University; Joshua Sbicca, Colorado…

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Trump Tower’s 2010 profits magically grew by $3 million in new loan filings

One set of reports listed the tower’s 2010 profits as $13.3 million; a second put them at $16.1 million. That helped the Trump Organization borrow $73 million more than it had before. by Heather Vogell May…

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After dams fail, Dow admits floodwaters in Midland, Michigan ‘commingling’ with toxic chemical storage ponds

“This has the potential to be a major environmental disaster.” by Eoin Higgins, staff writer Wednesday, May 20, 10 AM EDT Floodwaters unleashed by a dam failure in central Michigan have reached a Dow Chemical facility…

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The Justice Department accidentally released the name of Saudi official suspected of helping the 9/11 hijackers

William Barr’s DOJ inadvertently named Saudi official Musaed al-Jarrah in a court filing after trying for two years to conceal his identity. by Tim Golden and Sebastian Rotella Wednesday, May 13, 7:32 p.m. EDT After an…

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Barr accused of ‘capturing Justice System’ for benefit of Trump as DOJ drops case against Michael Flynn

  “Fairness, independence, and the rule of law are principles that have no meaning to Barr. This is a dark day for the Justice Department.” by Julia Conley, staff writer Thursday, May 7 Government watchdogs on…

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NLRB moves to make unionizing more difficult while COVID-19 ravages workers

‘Nearly Impossible for Workers’ “The Trump NLRB takes this moment to publish a rule that will make it harder both for workers to unionize and to keep unions they have. Shameful does not even begin to…

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Trump administration cripples drive to reduce vehicle pollution

by Meteor Staff Wednesday, April 1 The Trump administration finalized a major rollback of fuel-efficiency standards for automobiles yesterday. The revised standards will maintain higher levels of air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions and cost consumers…

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‘I’ll be the oversight,’ Trump says as his political appointees protect Wall Street, real estate

By Aaron Glantz / Reveal March 30, 2020 “I’ll be the oversight,” President Donald Trump declared last week as Congress debated the $2.2 trillion economic rescue package he signed into law Friday. The bill, the largest…

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NC Sen. Burr faces DOJ investigation for selling a fortune in stocks right before the market crashed

The investigation comes after ProPublica reported that the North Carolina lawmaker unloaded a significant portion of his total stock holdings before the coronavirus sell-off in the stock market. by Robert Faturechi March 30, 2020 Federal authorities…

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Trump to kneecap Obama-era fuel efficiency standards, hurtling Nation ‘toward a more dangerous climate’

“Of all the bad things President Trump has done to the environment, this is the worst.” by Andrea Germanos, staff writer As the nation grapples with the coronavirus outbreak crisis, the Trump administration intends to further…

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Saying Quiet Part Very Loud, Trump admits limiting voter access necessary to maintain Republican control

“This morning on live television, the president of the United States admitted he is opposed to laws that would make it easier for Americans to vote because that would hurt Republicans.” by Jon Queally, staff writer…

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Trump announces plan to refuse Congressional Oversight of corporate bailout funds

“This is a frightening amount of public money to have given a corrupt admininistration with zero accountability.” by Andrea Germanos, staff writer Saturday, March 28 Progressive lawmakers on Friday evening denounced President Donald Trump’s intention to…

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Citing Coronavirus Pandemic, EPA indefinitely suspends environmental rules

‘Holy Crap This Is Insane’ “The EPA uses this global pandemic to create loopholes for destroying the environment. This is a schoolbook example for what we need to start looking out for.” by Jake Johnson, staff…

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The Senate corporate bailout package is a ‘robbery in progress,’ warn critics

“It’s not a bailout for the coronavirus. It’s a bailout for twelve years of corporate irresponsibility.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer As details of the Senate’s coronavirus stimulus plan slowly trickled in Wednesday, progressive critics characterized…

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Tribal leaders face great need and don’t have enough resources to respond to the coronavirus pandemic

Leaders of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska voted to postpone the 85th Annual Tribal Assembly because of the pandemic. Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska by Kirsten Carlson, Wayne State University The…

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