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Leid Stories—A Senate Hearing’s Focus: ‘Unstable,’ ‘Volatile’ Trump and His Sole Power Over Nuclear Weapons—11.15.17

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing yesterday that, though understated, was explosive in its import. The hearing’s focus: What measures are in place, or need to be in place, to check President Donald Trump’s sole authority to use nuclear weapons? It’s not accidental that the issue is being raised now. “We are concerned that the president of the …

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The Gary Null Show – 08.08.17

Why the guilty in Washington and Intelligence agencies dont get tried for their crimes but whistleblowers do John Kiriakou is a former CIA analyst, counterterrorism operations officer, case office and was a senior investigator for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.  He was later John Kerry’s intelligence adviser. After 911, John was chief of counterterrorist operations in Pakistan, later becoming the …

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A Just Cause Radio – Shining a Spotlight on Capitol Hill & Congressman Steve Cohen – 04.02.17

The host Cliff Stewart, Lisa Stewart and Lamont Banks will be Shining a Spotlight on Capitol Hill & Congressman Steve Cohen, who is a fourth-generation Memphian of Tennessee, who has dedicated his life to public service. As a child, the challenges of living with polio taught him how to overcome obstacles through persistence and determination, values which would shape his career as a legislator.

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MASON ADAMS – TRUMP AND THE OUTDOORS

Many conservationists are fearing the worst. Trump could be the most anti-environmental president ever to take office, and he will have the support of a Republican Congress. The 2016 Republican platform, after all, called for the rollback of environmental regulations; expansion of fossil fuels; a prohibition against regulating carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas; transfer of federal lands to the states; …

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Ed O’Keefe – Here are the eight Trump Cabinet picks Democrats plan to target

Democratic senators plan to aggressively target eight of Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees in the coming weeks and are pushing to stretch their confirmation votes into March — an unprecedented break with Senate tradition. Such delays would upend Republican hopes of quickly holding hearings and confirming most of Trump’s top picks on Inauguration Day. But Democrats, hamstrung by their minority status, …

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JOHN W. WHITEHEAD – Uncomfortable Truths You Won’t Hear From the Presidential Candidates

The final countdown has begun to the 2016 presidential election, and you can expect to be treated to an earful of carefully crafted sound bites and political spin. Despite the dire state of our nation, however, you can rest assured that none of the problems that continue to undermine our freedoms will be addressed in any credible, helpful way by …

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PEPE ESCOBAR – The Empire of Chaos Strikes Back

Soon after the impeachment motion against President Dilma Rousseff was approved in the Brazilian Congress by what I chose to call Hybrid War hyenas, President-in-Waiting Michel «Brutus» Temer, one of the coup’s articulators, dispatched a senator to Washington as special paperboy to deliver the news on the coup in progress. The senator in question was not on an official mission for …

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William D. Hartung – How Not to Audit the Pentagon

From spending $150 million on private villas for a handful of personnel in Afghanistan to blowing $2.7 billion on an air surveillance balloon that doesn’t work, the latest revelations of waste at the Pentagon are just the most recent howlers in a long line of similar stories stretching back at least five decades.  Other hot-off-the-presses examples would include the Army’s purchase of helicopter gears worth $500 …

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Smart Show (goharrison) with Cary Harrison – 01.25.16

1) International business Times senior writer Eric Marcowitz on LA city Council irregularities hey bring private companies to outfit 8000 police body cams – the most on the entire planet four $57 million. Councilman Mitchell Englander taking private contributions from Wall Street taser manufacturer and body cam producer

2). Mileece Pitrie has found a way to make plants talk.

3) what’s missing in the Iran deal

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PAUL ROSENBERG – Is Hillary Clinton a neoconservative hawk? What Iraq and Libya decisions tell us about her foreign policy

Two election cycles after losing the Democratic Party nomination because of her Iraq War vote, Hillary Clinton finally seems to have put it behind her. In fact, with the latest wave of ISIS hysteria, her hawkishness is seen by some as a plus. At the same time, striking a balance, a good case can be made that, though she did …