Day: December 9, 2019

US Politics

IG Report Confirms Comey Briefed Barack Obama on Trump-Russia Investigation in August 2016 at White House Meeting

Barack Obama knew about Spygate and he should be called in to testify about his knowledge and involvement.  The DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz on Monday released his 476-page report on FISA abuses committed by Obama’s corrupt FBI and DOJ before, during and after the 2016 election. Comey told Inspector General Michael Horowitz that he […]

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US Politics

AG Bill Barr’s Statement Is Damning – “the Inspector General’s Report Reflects a CLEAR ABUSE of the FISA process”

AG Bill Barr wrote a scathing memo on the IG’s report on FISA abuse stating that the there was horrible abuse of the FISA process by the Obama Administration.  The memo is totally damning. AG Bill Barr released a memo stating unequivocally that there was rampant abuse of the FISA process during the Obama Administration […]

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National News

Bill Barr’s Justice Department swings into action to undercut the inspector general report

US Attorney General William Barr speaks at an event on December 3, 2019. | Drew Angerer/Getty The inspector general failed to find wrongdoing in the FBI’s opening of the Russia investigation. Barr didn’t like that. Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz has completed his lengthy review of the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into links between the […]

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The 2019 UK elections, explained

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn attend the State Opening of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster in London, England on October 14, 2019. | Jack Hill – WPA Pool/Getty Images The UK is voting on Thursday. It’s (mostly) about Brexit. The United Kingdom will vote on December 12, and the country’s unfinalized […]

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Congress’s new plan to end surprise medical bills, explained

Lawmakers look like they finally have a deal to end surprise medical bills. Here’s how. Just as the prospects of a congressional deal to stop surprise medical bills seemed to be dimming, lawmakers had a breakthrough. On Sunday evening, the leaders of several key health care committees announced they had come to an agreement. Sen. […]

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Trump’s comments about the IG report turn reality on its head

Trump speaks at the White House on Monday. | Mark Wilson/Getty Images Trump’s extremely false analysis of the report shows how his conspiracy theories are impervious to fact-checking. During a White House press conference shortly after the release of Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report on the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump turned reality […]

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National News

Finland’s new parliament is dominated by women under 35

Sanna Marin, recently elected prime minister of Finland, pictured at a meeting of the European Council in Brussels, Belgium on December 2, 2019. | Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images The country could have lessons for the United States. Sanna Marin is about to assume a role that remains unusual for young women around the […]

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The dust-up over Elizabeth Warren’s private legal work, explained

Elizabeth Warren at a campaign stop in Des Moines, Iowa in November 2019. | Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images Elizabeth Warren being paid for her work is inexplicably controversial. Sen. Bernie Sanders sold a lot of books and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez got an expensive haircut and now Sen. Elizabeth Warren was compensated for her legal […]

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How to shoot a documentary inside a Mexican ambulance

A scene from Midnight Family. | Courtesy of 1091 Private ambulances serve much of Mexico City. Midnight Family tells the story of one. The documentary Midnight Family is set in a place that’s both familiar and strange: an ambulance. The film follows members of the Ochoa family, who live and work in Mexico City, where […]

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The future of the Paris climate agreement is being decided this week

Protestors gathered outside the ongoing United Nations climate change meeting on Monday to demand more aggressive action to limit warming. | Cristina Quicler/AFP/Getty Images UN negotiators are in Madrid trying to resolve the thorniest issues blocking international action on climate change. The world is skidding even further off course in limiting climate change. Now, negotiators […]

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