Home · News

Alternative News Media

Click on the green buttons to see the list of videos.

http://www.DemocracyNow.org
http://www.TheRealNews.com
http://www.aljazeera.com/
PBS Frontline

http://www.DemocracyNow.org
http://www.RT.com/
http://www.dylanradigan.com
http://www.billmoyers.com
http://www.rollingstone.com
NPR: Diane Rehm's Show
Stephen Colbert & Jon Steward
http://www.tytnetwork.com
60 Minutes
PBS Newshour

My News

News September 2017
News August 2017
News July 2017
News June 2017
News May 2017
News April 2017
News March 2017
News February 2017
News January 2017
News December 2016
News November 2016
News October 2016
News September 2016
News August 2016
News July 2016
News June 2016
News May 2016
News April 2016
News March 2016
News February 2016
News January 2016
News December 2015
News November 2015
News October 2015
News September 2015
News August 2015
News July 2015
News June 2015
News May 2015
News April 2015
News March 2015
News February 2015
News January 2015
News December 2014
News November 2014
News October 2014
News September 2014
News August 2014
News July 2014
News June 2014
News May 2014
News April 2014
News March 2014
News February 2014
News January 2014
News December 2013
News November 2013
News October 2013
News September 2013
News August 2013
News July 2013
News June 2013
News May 2013
News April 2013
News March 2013
News February 2013
News January 2013
News December 2012
News November 2012
News October 2012
News September 2012
News August 2012
News July 2012
News June 2012
News May 2012
News April 2012
News March 2012
News February 2012
News January 2012
News December 2011

News Page
My News
Monday October 23, 2017

If you're a black man, expect police brutality under U.S. law and policy
WashingtonPost | Paul Butler | 10/19/17

'The police department is like a crew. It does whatever they want to do." Those words -- from an old-school hip-hop song by the group Boogie Down Productions -- were the soundtrack in my head as I read "I Can't Breathe," journalist Matt Taibbi's gut-wrenching account of the death and life of Eric Garner.

As the whole world knows, Garner died in 2014 after being placed in an illegal chokehold by a New York City cop who was trying to arrest him for supposedly selling a "loosie" tobacco cigarette on a Staten Island street. The book is a deep dive into every aspect of the case, including its legal impact, which is minimal, and its cultural and political impact, which has been profound. ... Read more
Author Matt Taibbi: Eric Garner Death Symptom Of "Bad Politics And Bad Policy" | MSNBC | 10/23/17 | 4:45

The REAL Leaders Of The World | History Repeats Itself | | 2:17:46
9/11 Trillions: Follow The Money | corbettreport | 59:34

Trump Promises to Release Secret JFK Files, But Let's Hold the Applause
AlterNet | Jefferson Morley | 10/21/17

The tweet was probably sincere in expressing Trump's instinct that all of the government's long-secret records on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy should be made public. The president knows public opinion favors a conspiratorial explanation of the mysterious assassination of the popular liberal president on November 22, 1963.

He knows, too, that the bogus conspiracy theory he floated during the 2016 campaign, smearing the father of Ted Cruz, was effective in attracting attention and harming a rival.

Trump has also heard from friend and confidante Roger Stone, the hard-right political operative who blames the assassination on Lyndon B. Johnson. Stone told conspiracy theorist Alex Jones of Infowars this week that he personally lobbied Trump to release all of the documents. ... Read more

In 263 days, President Trump has made 1,318 false and misleading claims.

How Airbnb Affects Home Prices and Rents
WSJ | Lisa Ward | 10/22/17

Could the use of Airbnb increase home prices and rental rates? A new, not-yet-published working paper suggests the popular home-sharing service might do just that. The researchers looked at rents and home prices in the 100 largest metro areas in the U.S. between 2012 and 2016. They found that a 10% increase in Airbnb listings leads to a 0.39% increase in rents and a 0.64% increase in house prices.

"That may sound minuscule, but between 2012 and 2016, rents rose by about 2.2% annually [on average in the 100 areas], so a 0.39% increase in that context isn't very small at all," says Edward Kung, an assistant professor of economics at the University of California Los Angeles and one of the study's authors. The same is true for home prices, which rose by an average of about 4.8% annually in the 100 areas, he adds. ... Read more

Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Monday, October 23 [13:06]
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Friday, October 20 (FULL) | 59:02
Note: on the full 59:02 video look for small white (or black) circles on the Progressbar they denote the different news stories. You can move the pointer on the Progressbar to jump to each story, and around the video.
  1. Headlines
  2. Will Catalonia Declare Independence After Spain Moves to Impose Direct Rule, Oust Catalan Leaders?
  3. How Trump's Presidency Is Fueling Right-Wing Nationalist & Anti-Immigration Movements Across Europe
  4. Trump's Proposed Tax Overhaul Would Give Billions to Trump & Cabinet While Sparking Global "Tax War"
Trump's Proposed Tax Overhaul Would Give Billions to Trump & Cabinet While Sparking Global "Tax War" | 10/23/17 | 19:29
The Sacrifice Zones of Hurricane Harvey | TRNN | 10/23/17 | 26:56
Is The Problem With Capitalism Or Neoliberalism? | TYT | 10/22/17 | 3:45
The1a.org
*What Is America's Military Mission In Africa? | 1a.org | 10/23/17 | 1hr
White House chief of staff General John Kelly says America's mission in Africa is clear. "They're helping those partners be better at fighting ISIS in Africa so we don't have to send large numbers of troops."

But after four soldiers were killed in a recent ambush attack in Niger, an investigation is underway into how and why they died.

What exactly are American troops doing in Africa today? And is it working?
Joe: Steve Bannon's Scam Will Blow Up Next Midterm | MSNBC Morning Joe | 10/23/17 | 11:37
Does President Donald Trump Spit Out Controversies Du Jour To Distract? | MSNBC Morning Joe | 10/23/17 | 10:52
Alt Right
Note: I add this just to expose you to what the Alt Right is listening to. Sometimes pretty scary.
Roger Stone Discusses JFK and Classified Files Release Authorized by President Trump | Infowars | 10/22/17 | 21:35
Roger Stone BOMBSHELL: Weinstein Procured Children via Bill Clinton | Operation HAL & Infowars | 10/21/17 | 11:37
WTF?! Vegas Massacre Vanishes from News, Still No Answers | Infowars & Operation HAL | 10/21/17 | 13:48

Friday October 20, 2017
*Debate Recap: Sanders Vs. Cruz on Trump's Tax Plan | TRNN | 2017/17 | 9:29

Steve Mnuchin Says It's 'Very Hard' Not To Cut Rich People's Taxes
HP | Arthur Delaney | 10/18/17

WASHINGTON ? It's just too tricky to reform the tax code without delivering a windfall to the wealthy, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said in an interview published Wednesday.

Mnuchin is right in one sense: Because of the way the tax code adds layers of higher marginal tax rates as income rises, wealthy people automatically benefit if the lower rates are reduced, since they pay both the lower and higher rates.

But Mnuchin is wrong that it would be difficult to devise a tax plan that doesn't make up for lost revenue with higher marginal rates for the wealthy. ... Read more
Mnuchin: "It's Very Hard Not To Give Tax Cuts To The Wealthy" | TYT | 10/18/17 | 7:41

Trump on health care: 90 seconds of talk, 5 fact checks
Politico | Politico Staff | 10/19/17

The president released another 90-second stream of thoughts on health care reform -- one of several this week. After a meeting Thursday on Puerto Rico hurricane recovery, he was asked about the bipartisan Obamacare fix proposed by Sens. Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray. He's flipped back and forth on that bill several times. Here's POLITICO's annotated guide to his latest remarks: ... Read more

Alaska Is Warming At Twice The Rate As The Rest Of The Planet | Journeyman Pictures | older, 08/30/16 | 16:39

Trump: Obama-era uranium deal is 'real Russia story'
TheHill | Max Greenwood | 10/19/17

President Trump said Thursday that an Obama-era uranium deal with Moscow is "the real Russia story," and again dismissed allegations that his campaign colluded with Russia as "a hoax."

The comments came hours after Trump tweeted Thursday morning that the so-called "Fake Media" did not want to cover news about the 2010 uranium sale, which gave Moscow control of more than 20 percent of the U.S. uranium supply.

"The problem is mainstream media does not want to cover that story because that affects people they protect," Trump claimed. "So they don't like covering that story. But the big story is uranium and how Russia got 20 percent of our uranium and, frankly, it's a disgrace and it's a disgrace that the fake news won't cover. It's so sad." ... Read more
Trump Actually Telling The Truth About Clinton-Russia Uranium Scandal? | TYT | 10/19/17 | 13:01

Why Did Paul Manafort Need to Get to Trump? (#137) | Keith Olbermann | 10/19/17 | 7:00
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Friday, October 20 [10:25]
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Friday, October 20 (FULL) | 59:02
Note: on the full 59:02 video look for small white (or black) circles on the Progressbar they denote the different news stories. You can move the pointer on the Progressbar to jump to each story, and around the video.
  1. Headlines
  2. Fearing Deportation, Immigrants Fleeing California Wildfires Avoid Shelters & Face Homelessness
  3. Urban Conflagration: Fire Scientist on Climate Change & What Makes California's Wildfires Different
  4. Major Victories for Climate Movement, But Global Chaos Grows: Roundtable with Leaders on What's Next
Protesters Drown Out Nazi Richard Spencer | TYT | 10/19/17 | 12:46
You'll Never Guess How Trump Grades His Puerto Rico Response... | TYT | 10/19/17 | 2:40
Trump's Wall: Prototypes 'spring up' along Mexican border. | RT | 10/20/17 | 1:45
The1a.org
*Friday News - Domestic | 1a.org | 10/20/17 | 1hr
There was a lot of confusion -- perhaps even more than usual -- about the state of health care this week. After President Trump signed an executive order and said he'd eliminate Affordable Care Act cost-sharing payments that help low-income recipients pay out-of-pocket expenses, the subsidies seemed to be temporarily reinstated. But then ... confusion.

In this edition of the News Roundup, we'll also ask what the president said, or didn't say, to the widow of a veteran killed in Niger. And why did he take so long to reach out to the families of the fallen?

Plus another block for Trump's travel ban and a review of the president's meeting with Ricardo Rosselló, the governor of Puerto Rico.
*Friday News - International | 1a.org | 10/20/17 | 1hr
Stories of fights against militants dominated international news this week:

  1. In a significant blow to ISIS, U.S.-backed forces say they've retaken the northern Syrian city -- and de facto ISIS capital -- of Raqqa. But it's not yet time to declare victory, reports the Los Angeles Times
  2. Col. Ryan S. Dillon, a spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition fighting IS in Syria and Iraq, told reporters at the Pentagon that Raqqa is about 90 percent freed, but more fighting will be required to fully liberate the city.
  3. In Somalia, nearly 300 people were killed in a truck bombing in Mogadishu.
  4. And the U.S. continues looking for answers as it investigates the deadly ambush in Niger earlier this month.

In other headlines, the Spanish government is cracking down on Catalonian autonomy in response to pushes for independence. And a journalist who covered corruption in Malta was killed in a car bombing attack.
General John Kelly's Powerful Speech Hit At Wilson And President Donald Trump | MSNBC Morning Joe | 10/20/17 | 28:08
Former Presidents Bush And Obama Speeches Take Aim At Heart Of Trumpism | MSNBC Morning Joe | 10/20/17 | 18:58
Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló: I Answered Donald Trump Truthfully | MSNBC Morning Joe | 10/20/17 | 7:45
Wilson responds to John Kelly | CNN | 10/20/17 | 17:52
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Trump Feuds with Gold Star Families | Trevor Noah | 10/19/17 | 6:34
SNL
The Opposition w/ Jordan Klepper - Bipartisanship Is an Evil Conspiracy | CC | 10/19/17 | 5:57
Alt Right
Note: I add this just to expose you to what the Alt Right is listening to. Sometimes pretty scary.
John McCain: A Globalist VS American Progress | Alex Jones Channel | 10/19/17 | 4:31
Roger Stone Discusses Bush Remarks at Trump, J Kelly Latest News and Current Events | Infowars | 10/19/17 | 1:19:05
John McCain, Traitor? (pt-2) | Infowars | 10/20/17 | 19:59
Roger Stone: Big Bombshell, CIA, JFK, FBI, Traitor Bush, Weinstein | Infowars | 10/20/17 | 19:26

Thursday October 19, 2017

The Big Lie pays off: Trump voters believe fake news (about the news being fake)
Salon | Heather Digby Parton | 10/19/17

Nearly half the public believes the media makes up stories about Trump -- and the media is partly to blame for that

Sometimes I think Donald Trump is trying to drive us all crazy. The relentlessness of the lies, the bizarre behavior and the overall chaos are just plain nuts. We've never experienced anything like this. Well, actually, there might be one precedent in "mad" King George, the monarch who was on the throne of England when America declared its independence. But that was a long time ago. Since then we've had good leaders and bad leaders: Some were even great while others were actual criminals. But this nonstop presidential pandemonium is unprecedented. And it's downright discombobulating.

In order to keep a grip on reality, it's tempting to look for a guiding logic behind all the activity and ascribe the confusion to some sort of underlying strategy. You observe a wily character like Steve Bannon and read about his bizarre fringe philosophy of "disruption" to bring on some sort of global denouement -- he literally called Donald Trump "a blunt instrument for us" -- and you figure this might just be a big act in service of his ominous vision. ... Read more

EXCLUSIVE: Stephen Bannon, Trump's New C.E.O., Hints At His Master Plan
Can the man behind Breitbart -- a Harvard M.B.A. who worked at Goldman Sachs and made a killing off of Seinfeld -- save Trump? And at what cost? | Vanity Fair | older 08/17/16

Poll: 46 percent think media make up stories about Trump
Politico | Steven Shepard | 10/18/17

But voters diverge from the president on whether the federal government should be able to punish news organizations that he believes make up stories about him

Nearly half of voters, 46 percent, believe the news media fabricate news stories about President Donald Trump and his administration, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll. Just 37 percent of voters think the media do not fabricate stories, the poll shows, while the remaining 17 percent are undecided.

More than three-quarters of Republican voters, 76 percent, think the news media invent stories about Trump and his administration, compared with only 11 percent who don't think so. Among Democrats, one-in-five think the media make up stories, but a 65 percent majority think they do not. Forty-four percent of independent voters think the media make up stories about Trump, and 31 percent think they do not. ... Read more
Poll: Scary Amount Of Americans Believe Media Is Lying | TYT | 10/18/17 | 13:34

The Secretive Family Making Billions From the Opioid Crisis
Esquire | Christopher Glazek | 10/18/17

The Sackler name is no less prominent among the emerald quads of higher education, where it's possible to receive degrees from Sackler schools, participate in Sackler colloquiums, take courses from professors with endowed Sackler chairs, and attend annual Sackler lectures on topics such as theoretical astrophysics and human rights. The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science supports research on obesity and micronutrient deficiencies. Meanwhile, the Sackler institutes at Cornell, Columbia, McGill, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Sussex, and King's College London tackle psychobiology, with an emphasis on early childhood development.

The Sacklers' philanthropy differs from that of civic populists like Andrew Carnegie, who built hundreds of libraries in small towns, and Bill Gates, whose foundation ministers to global masses. Instead, the family has donated its fortune to blue-chip brands, braiding the family name into the patronage network of the world's most prestigious, well-endowed institutions. The Sackler name is everywhere, evoking automatic reverence; the Sacklers themselves, however, are rarely seen. ... Read more

Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Thursday, October 19 [10:49]
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Thursday, October 19 (FULL) | 59:02
Note: on the full 59:02 video look for small white (or black) circles on the Progressbar they denote the different news stories. You can move the pointer on the Progressbar to jump to each story, and around the video.
Note2: You might have to scroll the windows down 1/2 inch to capture the full video.
  1. Headlines
  2. Trump's Travel Ban Suffers Another Defeat as Judges Say Threat of Discrimination "Still Intact"
  3. Who Profits from the Opioid Crisis? Meet the Secretive Sackler Family Making Billions from OxyContin
  4. Guantánamo Prisoners on Hunger Strike Say Guards Threatened to Kill Them by Stopping Force-Feeding
Who Profits from the Opioid Crisis? Meet the Secretive Sackler Family Making Billions from OxyContin | DN | 10/19/17 | 24:03
Is China the next global leader? | Aljazeera | 10/18/17 | 25:00
The1a.org
Is Free Speech In A 'State Of Emergency'? | 1a.org | 10/19/17 | 1hr
White nationalist Richard Spencer plans to speak at the University of Florida in Gainesville on Thursday. In response, Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency.

We live in a country where everyone has the right to voice their opinion, however, we have zero tolerance for violence and public safety is always our number one priority. I have been in constant contact with Sheriff Darnell who has requested this Executive Order to ensure that county and local law enforcement have every needed resource. This executive order is an additional step to ensure that the University of Florida and the entire community is prepared so everyone can stay safe.

Some college students are furiously asserting their right to hear from any speaker they want. Others are equally furious about shouting down hateful voices.
Maddow: What Is President Donald Trump Hiding About U.S. Military In Niger? | MSNBC Rachel Maddow | 10/18/17 | 13:16
President Trump Disgrace Laid Bare In Interactions With Gold Star Families | MSNBC Rachel Maddow | 10/18/17 | 17:43
Why Nobody Wins With The Latest Back-And-Forth | MSNBC Morning Joe | 10/19/17 | 7:03
President Donald Trump Tweets: 'Who Knows?' If GOP has Votes For Budget | MSNBC Morning Joe | 10/19/17 | 7:45
North Korean Official Confident The Nation Could Win A War | MSNBC Morning Joe | 10/19/17 | 6:15
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
How to Solve the Harvey Weinstein Problem | Trevor Noah | 10/18/17 | 5:08
Profiles in Tremendousness - Senior Adviser Stephen Miller | Trevor Noah | older 02/14/17 | 6:12
Late Night with Seth Meyers
John Kelly's Press Briefing, Trump and FEMA | Seth Meyers | 10/13/17 | 3:00
Alt Right
Note: I add this just to expose you to what the Alt Right is listening to. Sometimes pretty scary.
Another 9/11 Coming, China Rising 10/19/17 | Infowars | 10/19/17 | 37:54
China weaponizing North Korea? | Fox News | 10/18/17 | 5:50
Roger Stone, Rage the Machine! 10/18/17 (pt-5) | Infowars | 10/18/17 | 30:32
US War With North Korea | Right Wing | 10/17/17 | 11:15
Breaking: China Moves To Kill The Petrodollar | The Alex Jones Channel | 10/18/17 | 12:11

Wednesday October 18, 2017

How Harvey Weinstein And Kenneth Cole Covered Up A Shady Deal
HP | Yashar Ali | 10/18/17

... Weinstein was meeting with two attorneys. One, he was trying to undermine: Thomas Ajamie, a Texas trial lawyer, was investigating a highly unusual financial transaction involving Weinstein and the American Foundation for AIDS Research, a nonprofit founded in the early '80s to help find a cure for AIDS. The other, he'd recently managed to co-opt: Lisa Bloom, a lawyer known for representing victims of sexual harassment. Weinstein had recently agreed to option Bloom's book about the Trayvon Martin case. But what Ajamie, and the public, didn't know at the time was that Bloom was also one of Weinstein's lawyers. Bloom, who had become known for parading victims of sexual harassment out in front of cameras, was now working with a man who would soon be exposed as a sexual predator. ... Read more

Professor Abdi Samatar of the University of Minnesota dicusses -> Somalia Bombing an Outgrowth of Foreign Meddling | TRNN | 10/18/17 | 13:47

U.S. Stood by as Indonesia Killed a Half-Million People, Papers Show
NYT | Hannah Beech | 10/18/17

BANGKOK -- It was an anti-Communist blood bath of at least half a million Indonesians. And American officials watched it happen without raising any public objections, at times even applauding the forces behind the killing, according to newly declassified State Department files that show diplomats meticulously documenting the purge in 1965-66.

In one of the documents, released on Tuesday, an American political affairs counselor describes how Indonesian officials dealt with prisons overflowing with suspected members of the Indonesian Communist Party, known by the acronym P.K.I. ... Read more
The Act Of Killing (Trailer) | | 09/07/12 | 3:03

NAFTA talks hit impasse as U.S. slams trading partners
Mexico, Canada and U.S. agree to delay next set of talks as a testy round wraps up.

Treasury secretary: Pass a tax bill or markets will tank
Politico | Ben White | 10/18/17

Steven Mnuchin has a stern warning for Congress: You could blow up the stock market if you fail to cut taxes.

The Treasury secretary, in the first episode of the "POLITICO Money" podcast, said Wall Street's big runup following the election of President Donald Trump is largely based on expectations of Congress passing a major tax-relief bill, and failure to do so could have significant consequences. The Dow is now up about 25 percent since the election, a fact Trump tweets about frequently.

"There is no question that the rally in the stock market has baked into it reasonably high expectations of us getting tax cuts and tax reform done," Mnuchin said in the interview. "To the extent we get the tax deal done, the stock market will go up higher. But there's no question in my mind that if we don't get it done you're going to see a reversal of a significant amount of these gains." ... Read more

Roger Stone
Get Me Roger Stone (Trailer) | Netflix | 03/29/17 | 2:09
Get Me Roger Stone | Netflix | | 1:41:00


Donald Trump is the Harvey Weinstein of Washington (#135) | Keith Olbermann | 10/17/17 | 5:27
Donald Trump is F*cking Crazy (#136) | Keith Olbermann | 10/18/17 | 8:29
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Wednesday, October 18 [13:04]
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Wednesday, October 18 (FULL) | 59:02
Note: on the full 59:02 video look for small white (or black) circles on the Progressbar they denote the different news stories. You can move the pointer on the Progressbar to jump to each story, and around the video.
Note2: You might have to scroll the windows down 1/2 inch to capture the full video.
  1. Headlines
  2. As Puerto Rico Faces $95 Billion Cleanup, Exposé Reveals Vulture Firms Who Own Its $74 Billion Debt
  3. Freed Puerto Rican Political Prisoner Oscar López Rivera on U.S. Colonialism After Hurricane Maria
  4. Rosa Clemente on Puerto Ricans Drinking Toxic Water & San Juan Mayor's Message to the Diaspora
  5. Why Are Incarcerated Women Battling California Wildfires for as Little as $1 a Day?
As Puerto Rico Faces $95 Billion Cleanup, Exposé Reveals Vulture Firms Who Own Its $74 Billion Debt | DN | 10/18/17 | 15:17
Climate Change Has Doubled Area Hit By Forest Fires in US, Part 1 | TRNN | 10/17/17 | 9:24
Climate Change Has Doubled Area Hit By Forest Fires in US, Part 2 | TRNN | 10/18/17 | 10:51
Trump To McCain: Be Careful... At Some Point I Fight Back | TYT | 10/17/17 | 7:41
The1a.org
The Deal With Drug Czars | 1a.org | 10/18/17 | 1hr
The role of drug czar took the spotlight this week when Trump administration nominee Rep. Tom Marino, R-Pa., withdrew his name from consideration for the position.

Marino was the subject of a recent investigation by "60 Minutes" and The Washington Post that revealed the Congressman's role as a major player in weakening the Drug Enforcement Administration's ability to regulate opioid distributors.

Drug czars are charged with taking the lead on drug policy in the U.S. and the position has a history that dates back to 1930. But their agendas are largely set by the administrations they serve.
Where Do We Come From? | 1a.org | 10/18/17 | 1hr
If you want to answer the most existential of existential questions, don't look at the historical record, look in a microscope. The study of DNA has become so advanced in recent years "that it was transformed into a historical source," writes geneticist Adam Rutherford. This has upended our understanding of human history and evolution.

In his new book, "A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived," Rutherford dispels myths about DNA ("there are people in your family from whom you have inherited no genes at all") and clarifies concepts that were once beyond human understanding.

Rutherford joins us to talk about what we can learn from the 107 billion humans who have existed, and what this information can tell us about the next big question before us: where are we headed next?
Mike Pence Extremism, Unpopularity Overlooked In President Trump's Shadow | MSNBC Rachel Maddow | 10/17/17 | 10:28
Joe: President Donald Trump Used Kelly Family As Political Throwaway Line | MSNBC Morning Joe | 10/18/17 | 12:54
Congresswoman Frederica Wilson On Sergeant David Johnson: 'He Died As A Hero' | MSNBC Morning Joe | 10/18/17 | 10:08
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Trump & McConnell's BFF Presser | Trevor Noah | 10/17/17 | 6:14
Alt Right
Note: I add this just to expose you to the other side... what the Alt Right is listening to.
Roger Stone latest news and current events October 17th, 2017 | Infowars | 10/17/17 | 28:17
$40 Trillion Missing! Catherine Austin Fitts | Infowars | 10/17/17 | 38:27

Tuesday October 17, 2017

John McCain Scorches Trump's 'Half-Baked' Nationalism in Fiery Liberty Medal Speech
AlterNet | Chris Sosa | 10/17/17

McCain is a strong critic of Steve Bannon's so-called "economic nationalism," which has strongly informed the isolationist policy decisions of the Trump administration.

"To fear the world where we have organized and led for three-quarters of a century, to abandon the ideals we've advanced around the globe, to refuse the obligations of international leadership and our duty to remain 'the last best hope of Earth' for the sake of some half-baked, spurious nationalism cooked up by people who had rather find scapegoats than solve problems is as unpatriotic as an attachment to any other tired dogma of the past that Americans have consigned to the trash heap of history," McCain said amid cheers from the audience. ... Read more

Thom Hartmann: The America I knew has almost disappeared
Salon & AlterNet | Thom Hartmann | 10/17/17

President Jimmy Carter took it head on when he told me on my radio program that the Citizen's United decision:

"[V]iolates the essence of what made America a great country in its political system. Now it's just an oligarchy, with unlimited political bribery being the essence of getting the nominations for president or to elect the president. And the same thing applies to governors and U.S. senators and congress members. So now we've just seen a complete subversion of our political system as a payoff to major contributors, who want and expect and sometimes get favors for themselves after the election's over."

This "complete subversion of our political system" grew, in large part, out of Richard Nixon's 1972 appointment of Lewis Powell to the Supreme Court. Powell, in 1971, had authored the infamous Powell Memo to the US Chamber of Commerce, strongly suggesting that corporate leaders needed to get politically involved and, essentially, take over everything from academia to our court system to our political system. ... Read more

A Remarriage of Convenience Between Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell
The president and the Senate majority leader make nice at the White House after a summer of bickering and ahead of a crucial period for the Republican agenda. | TheAtlantic | Russell Berman | 10/16/17

North Korea Says Nuclear War 'May Break Out Any Moment'
HP | Nick Visser | 10/16/17

The rhetoric is typical for Pyongyang but adds to an uptick in tensions with the U.S.

North Korea warned a United Nations committee on Monday that a nuclear conflict "may break out any moment," continuing a bombastic war of words between the East Asian country and the United States that has only increased in recent months.

Kim In Ryong, North Korea's deputy ambassador to the U.N., told the General Assembly's disarmament committee that his country was now a "full-fledged nuclear power which possesses the delivery means of various ranges, including the atomic bomb, H-bomb and intercontinental ballistic rockets," according to The Associated Press. ... Read more

The Great Undoer
Donald Trump's biggest political wins have come in dismantling existing policies, but constructive and proactive steps have eluded him. | TheAtlantic | David Graham | 01/17/17

Gregg Popovich Goes Full Throttle On 'Soulless Coward' Donald Trump
HP | Lee Moran | 10/17/17

"We have a pathological liar in the White House: unfit intellectually, emotionally, and psychologically to hold this office."

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich did not hold back in his latest criticism of President Donald Trump. The five-time NBA champion coach has a history of tearing into Trump, but on Monday he took his condemnation of the commander in chief to the next level by calling him a "soulless coward." ... Read more

Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Tuesday, October 17 [13:53]
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Tuesday, October 17 (FULL) | 59:02
Note: on the full 59:02 video look for small white (or black) circles on the Progressbar they denote the different news stories. You can move the pointer on the Progressbar to jump to each story, and around the video.
Note2: You might have to scroll the windows down 1/2 inch to capture the full video.
  1. Headlines
  2. Mogadishu Massacre: Hospitals Run Out of Blood, Antibiotics for Victims in Mass Bombing Killing 300+
  3. Meet Tarana Burke, the Activist Who Started #MeToo Campaign to Ignite Conversation on Sexual Assault
Why didn't Kurdish Forces Fight Back the Iraqi Invasion? of Kirkuk? | TRNN | 10/16/17 | 11:50
*On Iran, Trump Follows the Neocons | TRNN | 10/17/17 | 21:06
The1a.org
*Piece By Piece: The End Of Obamacare | 1a.org | 10/17/17 | 1hr
There's a better way to offer health insurance to Americans, according to the president.

Subsidies known as cost-sharing payments are how an estimated 7 million people afford their co-pays and other out-of-pocket costs for medical treatment under the Affordable Care Act. President Trump has decided to do away with these payments to insurers, prompting outcry from both sides of the aisle.

With the enrollment period for the ACA fast approaching and the president pushing forward on his promise to dismantle it, what's at stake for consumers, health care providers, the markets and the lawmakers who have to answer to their constituents?
*Today Is The Day To End Poverty (Literally) | 1a.org | 10/17/17 | 1hr
October 17 is the United Nations' International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Nearly 11 percent of the world's population lives on less than two dollars a day, according to the World Bank. And that's an improvement. The World Bank says more than a billion people have moved out of poverty since 1990.

We ask what worked for that billion, and what would it take to improve the outlook for the world's poorest people.
President Donald Trump Hits 'Rock Bottom' Discussing Fallen Troops | MSNBC Morning Joe | 10/17/17 | 12:32
Joe: Why Was Mitch McConnell There With President Donald Trump? | MSNBC Morning Joe | 10/17/17 | 10:05
Senator John McCain Delivers 'Incredible Moment' On Monday | MSNBC Morning Joe | 10/17/17 | 6:36
President Trump: Barack Obama Didn't Call Families Of Fallen U.S. Troops | MSNBC 11th Hour | 10/16/17 | 6:35
House Speaker Paul Ryan Responds To Steve Bannon's Attacks (Full) | MSNBC | 10/16/17 | 8:26
Alt Right
Roger Stone, Deflect Attention | Infowars | 10/16/17 | 17:27
Info-Warriors, Seek the Truth | Infowars | 10/15/17 | 39:47
Roger Stone Discusses Barry Seal (American Made) | Infowars | older 10/09/17 | 29:06
President Trump Delivers Speech to the 2017 Values Voter Summit. | C-Span | 10/14/17 | 30:26
Watch Phil Robertson Preach! Values Voters Summit. | C-Span | 10/13/17 | 31:53
Roger Stone Speech at "Free-Speech" (10/14/2017) | C-Span | 10/13/17 | 31:53

Monday October 16, 2017

Deficit hawks trampled in GOP tax cut stampede
Politico | Rachael Bade | 10/16/17

But Republicans are still squabbling over the rising red ink, potentially jeopardizing Trump's tax plan.

Republicans' unified control of Washington is triggering an identity crisis within the party over what it means to be a fiscal conservative in the age of Donald Trump: Do deficits even matter, or do tax cuts trump all? If the White House and GOP lawmakers can't come to terms on the matter soon, it could very well doom Trump's cherished tax reform initiative.

Conservatives have long railed against the nation's now-$20 trillion debt. But now that they're desperate to pass a tax bill, many Republicans' repulsion to red ink is fading fast. Yet some deficit hard-liners are holding the line, insisting that tax cuts be paid for, either by axing deductions or with stiff spending cuts. ... Read more

Bomb Blasts Kill At Least 300 People In Somalia's Capital
HP | Reuters | date

The deadliest attack since the Islamist insurgency began in the country.

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - More than 300 people died after twin bomb explosions in Mogadishu, an official said on Monday, as locals packed hospitals in search of friends and relatives caught up in Somalia's deadliest attack in a decade.

"We have confirmed 300 people died in the blast. The death toll will still be higher because some people are still missing," Abdikadir Abdirahman, the director of the city's ambulance service, told Reuters on Monday. ... Read more

John Oliver Discusses Equifax
John Oliver discusses the massive impact of the cybersecurity breach at Equifax and their massively misguided attempts to mitigate the damage. | John Oliver | 10/15/17 | 15:21
Iran
*How the Iran nuclear deal works, explained in 3 minutes | Vox | 07/15/15 | 3:05
*The Middle East's cold war, explained | Vox | 07/17/17 | 10:18
Sunday Morning Talk/News Shows
Rex Tillerson full State of the Union interview | CNN | 10/15/17 | 17:33
Can the relationship between President Trump and Capitol Hill be repaired? | Face The Nation | 10/15/17 | 10:21
Tillerson says there are gaps in the Iran Nuclear Deal | Face The Nation | 10/15/17 | 8:56
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Monday, October 16 [13:00]
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Monday, October 16 (FULL) | 59:02
Note: on the full 59:02 video look for small white (or black) circles on the Progressbar they denote the different news stories. You can move the pointer on the Progressbar to jump to each story, and around the video.
Note2: You might have to scroll the windows down 1/2 inch to capture the full video.
  1. Headlines
  2. "Stop the Unconstitutional War in Yemen": Rep. Ro Khanna on Growing Opposition to U.S.-Backed War
  3. CA Rep. Khanna: "We Can't Control Environmental Catastrophes Caused by Extreme Climate Conditions"
  4. Scientist Daniel Swain on "Unprecedented Climate Conditions" Contributing to Deadly CA Wildfires
  5. "Everything was on Fire": CA Resident Describes Fleeing 30-Foot-High Flames Surrounding Her Ranch
  6. COINTELPRO 2? FBI Targets "Black Identity Extremists" Despite Surge in White Supremacist Violence
"Everything was on Fire": CA Resident Describes Fleeing 30-Foot-High Flames Surrounding Her Ranch | DN | 10/16/17 | 7:00
Scientist Daniel Swain on "Unprecedented Climate Conditions" Contributing to Deadly CA Wildfires | DN | 10/16/17 | 7:41
Decertifying Iran Deal, Trump Escalates His War | TRNN | 10/13/17 | 11:49
Return to Kandahar by Paul Jay and Nelofer Pazira (Documentary) | TRNN | 2002 | 1:04:48
How Trump Has Moved The Overton Window To The Extreme Right | TYT | 10/13/17 | 2:30
Lacking Policy Vision, Donald Trump Attacks Barack Obama Accomplishments | MSNBC Rachel Maddow | 10/13/17 | 7:31
Leon Panetta: Donald Trump's Iran Deal Speech Is 'A Terrible Mistake' | MTP Daily | 10/13/17 | 7:17
Sen. Bob Corker: Donald Trump Has 'Publicly Castrated' Rex Tillerson | MSNBC Last Word | 10/13/17 | 5:58
Former Donald Trump Aide Priebus Questioned In Robert Mueller's Russia Probe | MSNBC 11th Hour | 10/13/17 | 7:14
Gen. Barry McCaffrey: Donald Trump Could Lead U.S. To War With North Korea | MSNBC 11th Hour | 10/13/17 | 3:13
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Stephen Models Trump's New Border Wall Prototypes | Stephen Colbert | 10/14/17 | 4:03
Late Show Presents: One Week Older, Equal Time Edition | Stephen Colbert | 10/14/17 | 4:14
Jimmy Kimmel Live
CBS Sunday Morning - Jimmy Kimmel's serious side | CBS | 10/15/17 | 9:57
Jimmy Kimmel's Plan to Stop Trump's Angry Tweeting | Jimmy Kimmel | 10/13/17 | 2:01
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Listen Up, Creeps: Weinstein Edition | Jimmy Kimmel | 10/11/17 | 5:56
Alt Right
U.S. Navy Heading Over to Deal With North Korea | Right Wing | 10/11/17 | 11:20
Startling New Las Vegas Shooting Evidence That Changes Everything | Right Wing | 10/13/17 | 10:06
Steve Bannon Voters Values Summit Full Speech (10/14/2017) | C-Span | 10/15/17 | 37:51
Sebastian Gorka Values Voter Summit Full Speech (10/14/2017) | C-Span | 10/15/17 | 19:51
Gorka & Bannon on Breitbart News Saturday (10/14/2017) | Conservative Citizen | 10/14/17 | 19:04

Friday October 13, 2017

John Kelly lets loose
Politico | Annie Karni | 10/12/17

He's not quitting or getting fired (at least not today). He's not frustrated in his position. The viral photos of him looking existentially troubled when President Donald Trump speaks? That's just his thinking face. And he does not want to be judged by his ability to control the president -- or the president's Twitter feed.

... Ari Fleischer, a former press secretary to President George W. Bush, said he couldn't remember an example of a Bush-era chief of staff conducting the daily briefing. Another former White House press secretary, Josh Earnest, said he couldn't recall a similar situation unfolding in the Obama White House. ... Read more

John Kelly and the White House News Briefing
John Kelly takes questions from media | CNN | 10/12/17 | 29:58
Watch For What John Kelly Didn't Say In White House Briefing | MSNBC Last Word | 10/12/17 | 16:24

Trump will scrap critical Obamacare subsidies
Politico | Josh Dawsey | 10/12/17

Cutting off the payments to insurers, which could happen almost immediately, is likely to provide another jolt to Obamacare markets.

President Donald Trump plans to cut off subsidy payments to insurers selling Obamacare coverage in his most aggressive move yet to undermine his predecessor's health care law.

The subsidies, which are worth an estimated $7 billion this year and are paid out in monthly installments, may stop almost immediately since Congress hasn't appropriated funding for the program.

The decision -- which leaked out only hours after Trump signed an executive order calling for new regulations to encourage cheap, loosely regulated health plans -- delivered a double whammy to Obamacare after months of failed GOP efforts to repeal the law. With open enrollment for the 2018 plan year set to launch in two weeks, the moves seem aimed at dismantling the law through executive actions. ... Read more

Throwing a bomb into the insurance markets, Trump now owns the busted health-care system
Donald Trump Interview with Sean Hannity
President Donald Trump sat down for an interview with Sean Hannity Oct 11, 2017 | 10/11/17 | 18:46
For Facts Sake: Fact Check President Donald Trump's Tax Plan | MSNBC | 10/12/17 | 4:50

Officials Couldn't Believe How Botched Jared Kushner's Clearance Forms Were
HP | Willa Frej | 10/13/17

His paperwork contained more than 100 errors and omissions.

Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, made so many omissions on the security clearance forms he submitted that the governmental body responsible for reviewing them is incredulous. "I have never seen that level of mistakes," Charles Phalen, the director of the National Background Investigations Bureau, told a House subcommittee hearing on Wednesday.

The initial SF-86 form Kushner submitted left out about 100 contacts with foreigner nationals, including his June 2016 meeting he and Donald Trump Jr. had with Kremlin-linked lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya. He had to update it twice.

He also omitted ownership of a real estate tech business, which enabled him to "enrich himself" in the meantime while the company raised millions of dollars, Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) said in the hearing.

Kushner's attorney Jamie Gorelick said Thursday in a statement that the omissions were the result of an "administrative error." Read more

Trump Unleashes Obamacare Chaos After He Halts Insurer Subsidy
Global Capitalism: Trump's/GOP's Tax Plan and a Changing US Economy | Democracy At Work | 10/11/17 | 1:17:10
Keith Olbermann
Is Mueller Trying to Stop Trump From Pardoning People? (#134) | Keith Olbermann | 10/12/17 | 7:05
What Mike Pence's Cynical Anthem Stunt Cost (#133) | Keith Olbermann | 10/11/17 | 8:45
Our Defense Spending Compared to the Next Eight Countries
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Friday, October 13 [9:35]
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Friday, October 13 (FULL) | 59:02
Note: on the full 59:02 video look for small white (or black) circles on the Progressbar they denote the different news stories. You can move the pointer on the Progressbar to jump to each story, and around the video.
Note2: You might have to scroll the windows down 1/2 inch to capture the full video.
  1. Headlines
  2. Rep. Luis Gutiérrez: Trump Wants to Own Puerto Rico But Not Help Those Dying After the Hurricane
  3. Is Trump Slashing Healthcare Subsidies for the Poor to Decimate Obamacare & Cut Taxes for the Rich?
  4. Psychiatrist Robert Jay Lifton of Duty to Warn: Trump's "Relation to Reality" is Dangerous to Us All
  5. Robert Jay Lifton on the Apocalyptic Twins of Nuclear and Climate Threats & Reflections on Survival
Has the Pentagon Taken Over US Foreign Policy in Afghanistan? Part 1 | TRNN | 08/24/17 | 32:54, Part 2 | 28:08
Does Trump Have Alzheimer's? | TYT | 10/12/17 | 7:05
White House Leak: Trump Is Unraveling | TYT | 10/12/17 | 11:46
Trump Guts Obamacare With Executive Order | TYT | 10/12/17 | 8:35
Donald Trump On Executive Orders...Before He Was President | TYT | 10/12/17 | 4:03
The1a.org
*Friday News - Domestic | 1a.org | 10/13/17 | 1hr
The biggest news stories this week included President Trump questioning news networks' broadcasting licenses, proposing an IQ test for him and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and escalatingd his feud with Senator Bob Corker, but there was some movement on actual policy and governance.

The president issued an executive order that takes a bite out of the Affordable Care Act. He revised the "soft agreement" he'd struck with Democratic leaders on immigration. And he nominated a new leader of the Department of Homeland Security.

Meanwhile, Congress is moving forward on spending $36.5 billion on disaster relief following severe hurricanes and wildfires.
*Friday News - International | 1a.org | 10/13/17 | 1hr
Will he or won't he? The clock is ticking on President Trump's decision on the Iran nuclear deal. Can the world hold on to the agreement if the U.S. president lets go?

And what about peace in the Middle East, now that rival Palestinians are trying to mend fences?
Wildfires Burn Up Homes and Businesses in California | Bloomberg | 10/13/17 | 4:24
What It's Really Like On The Ground In Puerto Rico | MSNBC All In | 08/12/17 | 4:37
Wealth Comparison Between Obama's Cabinet vs Trump's Cabinet
Click to zoom in
Pressure On Democrats And GOP After Affordable Care Act Order | MSNBC Morning Joe | 08/13/17 | 7:07
Is President Donald Trump's Decision On Iran Nuclear Deal Just A PR Move? | MSNBC Morning Joe | 08/13/17 | 8:35
House Speaker Paul Ryan Discusses President Donald Trump's Feuds With GOP | MSNBC Morning Joe | 08/13/17 | 5:15
Stephen Colbert
Trump's Tax Plan Will Help Truckers. . . .About 30 Of Them | Stephen Colbert | 10/13/17 | 6:29
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Harvey Weinstein, Donald Trump and Systemic Sexism | Seth Meyers | 10/12/17 | 10:22
Jimmy Kimmel Show
Jimmy Kimmel Wants Trump on His Show: "I Could Turn Him Around on a Couple of Things" | Jimmy Kimmel | 10/13/17 | 5:58
Alt Right
Roger Stone Discusses Trump, DHS Kirstjen Nielsen Joined by investigative Journalist Andrew Kerr | Infowars | 08/12/17 | 37:03
Sebastian Gorka on Breitbart News Daily | Conservative Citizen | 08/12/17 | 10:13

Thursday October 12, 2017

California Authorities Say Wildfires Are Only Getting Worse
HP | Sarah Ruiz-Grossman | 10/11/17

Three days after catastrophic wildfires first began scorching Northern California's wine country, authorities say the conditions are likely to deteriorate still further.

"It's actually getting worse," Sonoma Sheriff's Office spokesman Sgt. Spencer Crum said on Wednesday afternoon. "The winds have picked up today, and we have more evacuations."

Since late Sunday evening, wildfires in Sonoma, Napa and neighboring counties have spread rapidly, killing at least 23 people, injuring more than 100 and leaving hundreds missing, according to the Sonoma Sheriff's Office. Thousands have been forced to flee their homes after mandatory evacuations.

"I've been in the fire service for over 30 years, and I'm horrified at what I've seen," said Cal Fire public information officer Jerry Fernandez, who grew up in the Sonoma area. He explained that the fire is at "zero percent containment," meaning it is not controlled, is continuing to spread, and that greater winds could make the situation worse in the coming hours and days. ... Read more

"I Hate Everyone In The White House!": Trump Seethes As Advisers Fear The President Is "Unraveling"
Vanity Fair | Gabriel Sherman | 10/11/17

In recent days, I've spoken with a half dozen prominent Republicans and Trump advisers, and they all describe a White House in crisis as advisers struggle to contain a president that seems to be increasingly unfocused and consumed by dark moods.

At first it sounded like hyperbole, the escalation of a Twitter war. But now it's clear that Bob Corker's remarkable New York Times interview--in which the Republican senator described the White House as "adult day care" and warned Trump could start World War III--was an inflection point in the Trump presidency. It brought into the open what several people close to the president have recently told me in private: that Trump is "unstable," "losing a step," and "unraveling."

The conversation among some of the president's longtime confidantes, along with the character of some of the leaks emerging from the White House has shifted. There's a new level of concern. NBC News published a report that Trump shocked his national security team when he called for a nearly tenfold increase in the country's nuclear arsenal during a briefing this summer. One Trump adviser confirmed to me it was after this meeting disbanded that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called Trump a "moron." ... Read more
Steve Bannon Warned President Donald Trump About The 25th Amendment | MSNBC Last Word | 10/11/17 | 12:52

Trump: We can't keep FEMA, military in Puerto Rico forever
Politico | Louis Nelson | 10/12/17

President Donald Trump warned Thursday that there is a limit to how much federal aid he is willing to expend on Puerto Rico and that "we cannot keep" federal response workers on the island "forever."

"'Puerto Rico survived the Hurricanes, now a financial crisis looms largely of their own making,' says Sharyl Attkisson. A total lack of accountability say the Governor. Electric and all infrastructure was disaster before hurricanes," Trump wrote on Twitter Thursday morning in a series of posts. "Congress to decide how much to spend. We cannot keep FEMA, the Military & the First Responders, who have been amazing (under the most difficult circumstances) in P.R. forever!" ... Read more

President Donald Trump sat down for an interview with Sean Hannity Oct 11, 2017 | 10/11/17 | 18:46

Why the Vegas Shooter Did It
Politico | Daniel Benjamin | 10/12/17

In today's fame-obsessed world, mass killings have become a bloody route to immortality.

Why did he do it? A week after the worst mass killing in modern American history, the search for the motive behind Stephen Paddock's murderous spree in Las Vegas has become a national obsession. Remarkably, though, there appears to be not a scintilla of evidence to support the explanations that have been proposed so far--from the claim that he had secretly become a soldier for ISIS to the possibility that his gambling had led him into a financial mess. The latest theory -- that he had a deep, serious but secret mental illness -- seems less like a diagnosis than a tautology.

Absent a pathologist's determination, though, it's worth considering the message embedded in the Vegas killer's actions even if there is no trail leading to a specific grievance or hatred: Stephen Paddock was determined to make his mark as the most effective mass murderer in American history. A man whose existence was unremarkable, even forgettable, wanted to immortalize himself as a champion in an event that has become in recent years horrifyingly competitive, with six new records since Whitman's shooting and three in just the past decade. ... Read more

Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Thursday, October 12 [8:29]
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Thursday, October 12 (FULL) | 59:02
Note: on the full 59:02 video look for small white (or black) circles on the Progressbar they denote the different news stories. You can move the pointer on the Progressbar to jump to each story, and around the video.
Note2: You might have to scroll the windows down 1/2 inch to capture the full video.
  1. Headlines
  2. Tomi-Ann Roberts on Her Encounter with Harvey Weinstein & the Shame Women Feel After Assault
  3. Louise Godbold: "My Encounter with Harvey Weinstein and What It Tells Us About Trauma"
  4. NBC Reportedly Axed the Harvey Weinstein Story as Hollywood Made Rape Survivors the Butt of Jokes
'Unprecedented' California Wildfires: 21 Dead, More than 500 Missing | TRNN | 10/11/17 | 3:36
Trump Wants INSANE Amount Of Nukes | TYT | 10/11/17 | 11:57
Can Trump Shut NBC Down? | TYT | 10/11/17 | 5:52
Wildfire Aftermath Is Haunting | TYT | 10/11/17 | 5:52
The1a.org
*On Fire, Out West | 1a.org | 10/12/17 | 1hr
Wildfires continue to spread in the western United States, blazing through nearly every state west of the Rockies and leaving at least 17 people dead in California.

Every year, the wildfire season seems to get longer, to the point where it seems less like a season and more like a constant. If this is a new fact of life for the West, what can be done about it? Homeowners, farmers and a significant portion of the nation's economy may need to adapt.
*China: How A Superpower Sets Its Agenda | 1a.org | 10/12/17 | 1hr
It's an event that comes around every five years, and it sets the stage for political leadership of the world's most populous country. The national congress of China's Communist Party will convene on October 18, 2017 in Beijing. Chinese president Xi Jinping is likely to secure another five-year term, but there are questions about changing party policies.

China's economy is closing in on the United States' in size and while talk of China replacing the U.S. as the world's largest superpower is still just talk, some experts say more and more nations are looking to China as a viable strategic partner.

We preview the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China and ask whether the country's status in the world will be markedly different by the time the next one rolls around.
Bad Leadership Turned Puerto Rico Crisis Into Catastrophe | MSNBC Rachel Maddow | 10/11/17 | 19:13
Vanity Fair Report Paints Troubling White House Picture | MSNBC Morning Joe | 10/12/17 | 11:08
Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., discusses -> 'Put The Phone Down,' Donald Trump | MSNBC Morning Joe | 10/12/17 | 6:44
Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., of the Foreign Relations Committee -> What Guardrails Can Congress Set For Donald Trump? | MSNBC Morning Joe | 10/12/17 | 7:46
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
A Penis PSA, October 11, 2017 | 10/11/17 | 2:06
Finnish Fake News | 10/11/17 | 7:11
Listen Up, Creeps: Weinstein Edition | 10/11/17 | 5:56
When you're president, you can tell whatever lies you want. They just let you do it. | older, but entertaining 12/05/16 | 6:47
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
We've Reached A New Level Of 'Angry Trump' | Stephen Colbert | 10/12/17 | 5:09
Trump Doesn't Agree With 'We The People' | Stephen Colbert | 10/12/17 | 5:14

Wednesday October 11, 2017

Deadly California Wildfires Rip Through Once-Safe Areas
WSJ | Erin Ailworth | 10/11/17

Fire officials on Tuesday issued grim tallies as more than a dozen wildfires ripped through Northern California: at least 17 people dead, more than 100 missing, 20,000 evacuated, 115,000 acres charred, and at least 2,000 homes and businesses destroyed. 356 ... Read more

Trump attacks report he wanted massive increase in nuclear arsenal
magazine | author | date

President Trump attacked NBC News on Wednesday, dismissing as "pure fiction" an explosive report that he had sought a massive increase in the nation's nuclear arsenal.

On Twitter, Trump also raised the possibility that he would support stripping the broadcast licenses of news networks that report what he believes to be inaccurate information. The tweets came after NBC News reported that Trump purportedly told senior national security advisers during a meeting last summer that he favored what amounted to nearly a tenfold increase in nuclear weapons. ... Read more

Even though the United States has only 5% of the world's population, it has 25% of its prisoners.

Are Trump's Feuds With Tillerson and Corker a Prelude to War?
TheAtlantic | David A. Graham | 10/10/17

While it's tempting to view the spats as just more palace intrigue, they reveal a president impatient with diplomacy and drawn toward military force.

It is natural to see Donald Trump's latest feuds, with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Senator Bob Corker, as just the most recent outbursts from a president who is only comfortable amid feuding. This is, after all, the guy who spent weeks humiliating his attorney general (but never cut him loose) and who runs his Oval Office on the same terms as his reality show, encouraging rivalries and backstabbing. What's new is the targets.

There's certainly some slapstick to the latest round. It includes Trump claiming Corker begged for an endorsement before deciding to retire (all reporting suggests that is untrue), and Corker referring to the White House as an "adult day care" while all but calling the president a liar: "I don't know why the president tweets out things that are not true. You know he does it, everyone knows he does it, but he does." A headline in the national paper of record states, accurately and forthrightly, "Trump Mocks Bob Corker's Height, Escalating Feud with a Key Republican." ... Read more

Cotton to the Defense
Politico | Susan Glasser | date

Tom Cotton is no Bob Corker. At least not yet. And he has a message for Tillerson and Mattis: If you can't get with the Trump program, quit.

This is a moment of truth for President Trump's national security team. He is set to overrule both his secretaries of State and Defense on the Iran nuclear deal this week, declaring it no longer in the U.S. "national interest" in explicit contradiction to their public position. And if they don't like it, Senator Tom Cotton says, then they should get out.

Their "job is now to move out and execute," Cotton, the Arkansas Republican and national security hawk who is one of Trump's closest remaining congressional advisers on foreign policy, says in a new interview for The Global Politico, our weekly podcast on world affairs. Or, "if you feel strongly enough, then you have to resign."

Cotton, who has personally advised Trump in recent days about the new Iran strategy he is set to release this week, stopped short of saying either embattled Secretary of State Rex Tillerson or Defense Secretary Jim Mattis should in fact resign. ... Read more

Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Wednesday, October 11 [8:53]
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Wednesday, October 11 (FULL) | 59:02
Note: on the full 59:02 video look for small white (or black) circles on the Progressbar they denote the different news stories. You can move the pointer on the Progressbar to jump to each story, and around the video.
Note2: You might have to scroll the windows down 1/2 inch to capture the full video.
  1. Headlines
  2. As Deadly Wildfires Rage in California, a Look at How Global Warming Fuels Decades of Forest Fires
  3. Weeks After Hurricane, Puerto Rico Lacks Water, Working Hospitals, Electricity & Considers Solar
  4. Rev. Jesse Jackson: Colin Kaepernick is a "Martyr" & Deserves the Right to Play Football
  5. Rev. Jesse Jackson: Defend the Constitutional Right to Vote & Expand Automatic Voter Registration
  6. DREAMer: Trump's Deal to Preserve DACA But Escalate Deportations is a "Toxic Deal We Cannot Accept"
As Deadly Wildfires Rage in California, a Look at How Global Warming Fuels Decades of Forest Fires | DN | 10/11/17 | 8:59
The1a.org
*CNN's Jake Tapper Knows What The President Thinks Of His Network | 1a.org | 10/11/17 | 1hr
In 1973, CBS reporter Daniel Schorr read a freshly obtained copy of President Richard Nixon's "enemies list" on air, and found his own name on it.

Now, reporters don't have to dig at all to know what the president thinks of them.

Donald J. Trump ?@realDonaldTrump
I am extremely pleased to see that @CNN has finally been exposed as #FakeNews and garbage journalism. It's about time!

CNN host and chief Washignton correspondent Jake Tapper hasn't been shy about firing back.

But there's no shortage of criticism of CNN's near-constant coverage of the president. So how does Tapper balance being in the middle, with the president saying his work is fake, others saying it's excessive and millions relying on it every day?
Sexual Allegations Against Harvey Weinstein Expose Open Hollywood Secret | MSNBC Rachel Maddow | 10/10/17 | 20:37
President Donald Trump Called For Tenfold Increase To US Nuclear Arsenal | MSNBC Morning Joe | 10/11/17 | 13:23
New York Times Columnist Thomas Friedman: I Hope Rex Tillerson Doesn't Leave | MSNBC Morning Joe | 10/11/17 | 10:13
Fallout Over Harvey Weinstein Scandal Continues To Grow | MSNBC Morning Joe | 10/11/17 | 15:36
Donald Trump On Reports Rex Tillerson Called Him A Moron: My IQ Is Higher | MSNBC 11th Hour | 10/10/17 | 10:24
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Stephen Found Trump's IQ Test Results | Stephen Colbert | 10/11/17 | 7:48
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Donald Trump Wants You to Know He's Smart | Jimmy Kimmel | 10/11/17 | 2:54
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Pence's NFL stunt, Trump vs. Bob Corker and Puerto Rico | Seth Meyers | 10/10/17 | 11:47

Tuesday October 10, 2017

Clinton chief of staff compares Trump White House 'chaos' to 'telenovelas'
TheHill | author | 08/06/17

Mack McLarty, former White House chief of staff to President Bill Clinton, slammed the Trump administration Sunday, comparing its "chaos" to the drama in "telenovelas." "President Trump needs to regroup. This White House really needs to not have these telenovelas," McLarty told radio host John Catsimatidis in an interview that aired Sunday on AM 970 in New York.

"The President kind of thrives on chaos. It is one thing to do that in a campaign. This president… needs to pivot from the campaign to governing," he continued. "There's too much drama, there's way too much partisanship, and there's not enough focus on the people's business that is making this economy stronger and working for everybody." ... Read more

NBC Meet The Press Full Show | Meet The Press | 10/08/17 | 47:36

Trump’s Russian Laundromat
NewRepublic | Craig Unger | 07/13/17

How to use Trump Tower and other luxury high-rises to clean dirty money, run an international crime syndicate, and propel a failed real estate developer into the White House.

A monument to celebrity and conspicuous consumption, the tower was home to the likes of Johnny Carson, Steven Spielberg, and Sophia Loren. Its brash, 38-year-old developer was something of a tabloid celebrity himself. Donald Trump was just coming into his own as a serious player in Manhattan real estate, and Trump Tower was the crown jewel of his growing empire. From the day it opened, the building was a hit—all but a few dozen of its 263 units had sold in the first few months. But Bogatin wasn’t deterred by the limited availability or the sky-high prices. The Russian plunked down $6 million to buy not one or two, but five luxury condos. The big check apparently caught the attention of the owner. According to Wayne Barrett, who investigated the deal for the Village Voice, Trump personally attended the closing, along with Bogatin.

If the transaction seemed suspicious—multiple apartments for a single buyer who appeared to have no legitimate way to put his hands on that much money—there may have been a reason. At the time, Russian mobsters were beginning to invest in high-end real estate, which offered an ideal vehicle to launder money from their criminal enterprises. “During the ’80s and ’90s, we in the U.S. government repeatedly saw a pattern by which criminals would use condos and high-rises to launder money,” says Jonathan Winer, a deputy assistant secretary of state for international law enforcement in the Clinton administration. “It didn’t matter that you paid too much, because the real estate values would rise, and it was a way of turning dirty money into clean money. It was done very systematically, and it explained why there are so many high-rises where the units were sold but no one is living in them.” When Trump Tower was built, as David Cay Johnston reports in The Making of Donald Trump, it was only the second high-rise in New York that accepted anonymous buyers. ... Read more
Trump's Been Laundering Russian Mob Money For Decades, Allegedly | TYT | older 07/24/17 | 24:32

Married to the Mob: Investigative Journalist Craig Unger on What Trump Owes the Russian Mafia | DN | older 07/20/17 | 10:11
Donald Trump's Financial Ties to Russian Oligarchs Exposed | USA News | older 05/13/17 | 45:14
Donald Trump grab her in the Pussy (#132) | Keith Olbermann | 10/09/17 | 6:53
Donald Trump grab her in the Pussy | | 10/08/16 | 6:37
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Tuesday, October 10 [11:17]
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Tuesday, October 10 (FULL) | 59:02
Note: on the full 59:02 video look for small white (or black) circles on the Progressbar they denote the different news stories. You can move the pointer on the Progressbar to jump to each story, and around the video.
Note2: You might have to scroll the windows down 1/2 inch to capture the full video.
  1. Headlines
  2. Coming soon
Trump Admin to Rollback Obama's Clean Power Plan | TRNN | 10/09/17 | 4:06
U.S. Dirty Energy Depends on Subsidies ($20-$25,000,000,000.00) and Climate Denial | TRNN | 10/05/17 | 9:39
Alt-Right 'Flash Mob' Appears In Charlottesville | TYT | 10/09/17 | 10:49
Trump Team Gangs Up On Republican Senator | TYT | 10/09/17 | 4:35
Mike Pence Leaves NFL Game In "Protest" | TYT | 10/09/17 | 8:09
Trump Defends "Beautiful, Soft" Towels | TYT | 10/09/17 | 7:40
*CNN Special Report - Secret State "Inside North Korea" | CNN | 09/17/17 | 41:23
President Donald Trump Says His IQ Higher Than Rex Tillerson's | MSNBC Morning Joe | 10/10/16 | 6:47
'Morning Joe' Unloads on Harvey Weinstein: 'The Silence is Deafening ... Where is Hillary Clinton' | MSNBC Morning Joe | 10/10/16 | 5:38
NYT Columnist Nicholas Kristof Goes To North Korea And Leaves Unhopeful | MSNBC Morning Joe | 10/10/16 | 8:04
MTP Daily with Chuck Todd 10/09/17 | Meet the Press | 10/09/16 | 44:24
Note: I'm starting to use other peoples screen grabs of major network shows, MSNBC, CNN, ABC. Those accounts can always be change and thus make the videos unavailable. I will try to correct problems when they crop up.
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Bob Corker Gives Trump A Taste Of His Own Medicine: A Twitter Insult | Stephen Colbert | 10/10/17 | 7:18
Jon Stewart Grants Trump's Request For Equal Time On Late-Night | Stephen Colbert | 10/10/17 | 6:56
Harvey Weinstein Is A Bad Person | Stephen Colbert | 10/10/17 | 3:09
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Jimmy Kimmel on Twitter Fight with Donald Trump Jr. | Jimmy Kimmel | 10/09/17 | 5:24
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Women of Late Night React to Harvey Weinstein's Apology | Seth Meyers | 10/09/17 | 4:38
Alt Right
Note: I add this just to expose you to the other side... what the Alt Right is listening to.
Roger Stone Cold, Swamp Creatures! | InfoWars | 10/09/17 | 25:29
Alex Jones Interviews Roger Stone | InfoWars | 10/09/17 | 16:47
Fire and Fury Is Code For Secret Super Weapons | Alex Jones/InfoWars | 09/03/17 | 13:26

Monday October 09, 2017

The Enormous Emotional Toll of Trumpism
TheDailyBeast | Joy-Ann Reid | 10/07/17

At a certain point, the distaste becomes exhaustion. Donald Trump's presence in our national life has been alternately infuriating, embarrassing, revolting, gross and bizarre. His non-stop assaults on our political norms are testing our capacity to sustain constant outrage without giving in to despair.

I meet victims of Trump fatigue everywhere. They stop me in airports and restaurants and on the street and ask how long we'll have to put up with this madness -- when will Bob Mueller finally bring him down, and how much more can our systems bend before they break. When I tell them Trump is likely to clamor on until either the 2018 election slows him down or the 2020 election stops him (or if Russian interference, non-white voter suppression and liberal perfectionism succeed again, 'til he terms out in 2024), the look on their faces is something akin to terror.

Try as you might to put him out of your mind, he blunders back into your consciousness. He lumbers across your television and cellphone screens in his giant Trump suits, squinting and pouting with his silent, sullen wife or exhausted looking cabinet members in tow. One minute he's tearing up international agreements. The next, he's tweeting out his inner demons, mocking people of color, taunting unstable dictators with stupid nicknames and generally wreaking havoc. ... Read more

White House believes Kelly's personal phone possibly compromised at transition office
Politico | Josh Dawsey | 10/08/17

Officials have tried to determine whether Kelly signed onto an insecure wireless network or whether a hacker, foreign government or some other outside force could have accessed the phone there.

White House officials have homed in on President Donald Trump's Washington transition headquarters as a likely location where chief of staff John Kelly's personal cellphone could have been compromised in late 2016, two U.S. officials familiar with the matter said.

Kelly, who first served as Trump's secretary of homeland security, reported the phone had stopped working properly in December after he entered the transition office space, which was made available by the General Services Administration, the officials said. Kelly said it functioned well before that time.

Although many of Trump's high-profile meetings with lawmakers and potential Cabinet members before his inauguration occurred in New York at Trump Tower, much of his transition staff worked out of the office space about three blocks from the White House. ... Read more

Which country does the most good for the world? | TED Talk | 07/02/14 | 17:54

Kellyanne Conway: Bob Corker's tweeting is "incredibly irresponsible"
Salon | Matthew Sheffield | 10/09/17

White House counselor denounces Tennessee Republican for doing exactly what her boss does

On Monday, White House adviser Kellyanne Conway inadvertently undermined President Donald Trump as she sought to defend him from critical remarks made by Sen. Bob Corker.

Corker and Trump have been in a feud since Sunday morning when Trump randomly decided to call out the Tennessee Republican as having "begged" for a presidential endorsement, which he did not receive.

"I would fully expect Corker to be a negative voice and stand in the way of our great agenda," Trump wrote. "Didn't have the guts to run!"

Corker swiftly responded to the insult on his own Twitter account, saying, "It's a shame the White House has become an adult day care center."

Clearly, the entire spat exists because of Trump. But to listen to Conway's appearance on "Fox and Friends" this morning, it is Corker who is to blame for the controversy, not the president.
Read more

These Are the Tax Issues Threatening to Divide Republicans
Bloomberg | Sahil Kapur | 10/09/17

President Donald Trump and Republican congressional leaders unveiled a framework in September for far-reaching changes to the U.S. tax code. Now it's up to the House and Senate tax-writing committees to turn the framework into legislation that can pass both houses. They can do that without Democratic support because of a Senate procedure that lets them avoid a filibuster on bills related to taxing and spending. But first they have to reach agreement within their own ranks. With Republicans holding 52 seats in the 100-member Senate, only a few defections could sink a bill -- as happened to their failed efforts to repeal Obamacare. Here are issues that might divide Republicans. ...

  1. Will tax cuts add to the deficit?
  2. How will the tax cuts be paid for?
  3. Should the cuts be permanent or temporary?
  4. Should the estate tax be repealed?
  5. How much benefit goes to the wealthy?
  6. Will some middle-income households pay more?
  7. What process should be used?
  8. ...
Read more

The Roots of Trump's Prejudice (#131) | Keith Olbermann | 10/06/17 | 5:45
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Monday, October 09 [13:46]
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Monday, October 09 (FULL) | 59:02
Note: on the full 59:02 video look for small white (or black) circles on the Progressbar they denote the different news stories. You can move the pointer on the Progressbar to jump to each story, and around the video.
Note2: You might have to scroll the windows down 1/2 inch to capture the full video.
  1. Headlines
  2. "Human Flow": World-Renowned Artist & Activist Ai Weiwei on His Epic New Documentary on Refugees
  3. World-Renowned Artist Ai Weiwei on His Childhood in a Labor Camp, Art, Activism, Prison & Freedom
Nuclear Ban Group ICAN Wins Nobel Peace Prize as Trump Threatens to End Iran Deal & Nuke North Koreat | DN | 10/09/17 | 13:37
Edward Smythe of Positive Money says -> UK Household Debt has Reached Unsustainable Levels | TRNN | 10/08/17 | 10:57
Trump Owes 300 Milliony To Deutsche Bank | TYT | old, but enlightenng 12/31/16 | 6:24
Trump's Companies are Almost $1.8 Billion in Debt to More Than 150 Institutions, a New WSJ Report Says | TYT | old, but enlightenng 01/15/17 | 5:37
Trump Still Making Personal Business Deals Despite Conflict Of Interest | TYT | old, but enlightenng 01/17/17 | 12:02
The1a.org
*Do Guns Really Make Us Safer? | 1a.org | 10/09/17 | 1hr
After the mass shooting in Las Vegas, stocks were hot. Shares in some gun companies jumped, and bump stocks -- which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire faster -- are selling more briskly at some gun shops.

But do guns, or ways to fire them faster, make us safer? Is "a good guy with a gun" likely to stop a "bad guy with a gun?"

Research suggesting that this might be the case has been roundly criticized by academics, but these numbers don't seem to deter many shoppers... or lawmakers.
Indigenous Peoples' Day: A Growing Cry Against Columbus | 1a.org | 10/09/17 | 1hr
Columbus Day was established as a U.S. federal holiday in 1937, sparking a controversy that's lasted 80 years.

Critics of the day say there's no reason to celebrate Christopher Columbus, a man whose legend is built on "discovering" a land where people already lived. Some have also called for the second Monday in October to focus more on Native Americans and their mistreatment by European colonists.

It's a growing movement: Five U.S. states currently don't recognize Columbus Day; many more cities have adopted Indigenous Peoples' Day. Is it time for the nation as a whole to reconsider Columbus?
How America Overlooked The Russia Election Hack In One Crazy Day | MSNBC Rachel Maddow | 10/06/17 | 12:38
Donald Trump Tweets Inch Us To Conflict, Says Former NATO Head | MSNBC Morning Joe | 10/09/17 | 6:22
Will Hollywood Speak Up On Harvey Weinstein Controversy? | MSNBC Morning Joe | 10/09/17 | 11:11
The Dangers Of Attacking Republican Senator Bob Corker | MSNBC Morning Joe | 10/09/17 | 10:10
President Donald Trump Could Bring About World War III, Senator Bob Corker Charges | TODAY | 10/09/17 | 5:08
LastWeekTonight with John Oliver
Confederate symbols are still celebrated despite the ugly history they symbolize. | John Oliver | 10/08/17 | 21:38
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
White Supremacists, You Won't Like Your DNA Results | Stephen Colbert | 10/08/17 | 5:27
Donald Trump's 1999 Pick-Up Lines, Revealed! | Stephen Colbert | 10/08/17 | 2:08
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Reassessing the Same Old Debate on Gun Control | Trevor Noah | 10/09/17 | 4:29
Alt Right
Note: I add this just to expose you to the other side... what the Alt Right is listening to.
Fox News
What did Trump mean with 'calm before the storm' comments? | FoxNews | 10/07/17 | 4:29
The Economist (??)
The War Is Coming! TRUMP on Attacking North Korea: "Sorry But Only One Thing Will Work" | The Economist | 10/08/17 | 13:17
The Alex Jones Channel
Roger Stone: Trump Is Planning To Strike North Korea! Strategic Patience Is Over | Alex Jones | 10/08/17 | 20:50

Friday October 06, 2017

John Kelly's personal cellphone was compromised, White House believes
Politico | Josh Dawsey | 10/05/17

White House tech support discovered the suspected breach after Kelly turned his phone in to tech support staff this summer.

White House officials believe that chief of staff John Kelly's personal cellphone was compromised, potentially as long ago as December, according to three U.S. government officials. The discovery raises concerns that hackers or foreign governments may have had access to data on Kelly's phone while he was secretary of Homeland Security and after he joined the West Wing.

Tech support staff discovered the suspected breach after Kelly turned his phone in to White House tech support this summer complaining that it wasn't working or updating software properly.

Kelly told the staffers the phone hadn't been working properly for months, according to the officials. ... Read more
TRMS Exclusive: Secret Service Bans Mobile Devices In West Wing | MSNBC Rachel Maddow | 10/05/17 | 11:42

Trump to 'decertify' Iran nuclear deal next week: report
TheHill | Rebecca Kheel | 10/05/17

President Trump plans to "decertify" the Iran nuclear deal next week and announce that it is not in the United States' national interest, The Washington Post reported Thursday.

Such an announcement would leave the next move up to Congress, which would have 60 days to use a fast-track process to reimpose sanctions and deliver a potentially fatal blow to the deal, which Tehran agreed to in 2015 with the U.S. and five other nations.

Trump faces an Oct. 15 deadline to tell Congress whether Iran remains in compliance with the Obama-era nuclear accord, which gave Tehran billions of dollars of sanctions relief in exchange for limits on its nuclear program. Read more
How Trump Is Sabotaging Iran Nuclear Deal | TYT | 10/05/17 | 17:49

'Calm before storm': Trump warns he'll 'put an end to Iran's aggression & nuclear ambitions' | RT | 10/06/17 | 2:12
Donald Trump Says Cryptically 'It's The Calm Before The Storm' | MSNBC Last Word | 10/06/17 | 8:45
The World's Glaciers
The Himalayan Glaciers Are Melting Faster Than Anywhere On Earth | Journeyman Pictures | 09/07/16 | 8:27
Glacier melt in B.C. at 'shocking' levels | The National | 10/21/15 | 10:18
World's fastest glacier. Calving enormous iceberg in Greenland. | Ruben poulsen | 09/02/15 | 11:21
World's fastest glacier, calving enormous iceberg. Captured in a plane, by me, Ruben Wernberg Poulsen. I was only 12 years old and i filmed this with an iPad. Sorry for the unstable camera
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines forFriday, October 06 [13:15]
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Friday, October 06 (FULL) | 59:02
Note: on the full 59:02 video look for small white (or black) circles on the Progressbar they denote the different news stories. You can move the pointer on the Progressbar to jump to each story, and around the video.
Note2: You might have to scroll the windows down 1/2 inch to capture the full video.
  1. Headlines
  2. Nuclear Ban Group ICAN Wins Nobel Peace Prize as Trump Threatens to End Iran Deal & Nuke North Korea
  3. Are Trump's Efforts to Sabotage Iran Nuclear Deal a Precursor for U.S. War with Iran?
  4. Will the NRA Use Regulation of "Bump Stocks" as Excuse to Avoid "Real Action" on Gun Control?
  5. Special Report: Puerto Ricans in Vieques Cope with Devastation & Fear Toxic Contamination from Maria
*Professor Vijay Prashad -> Trump Plans to Decertify Iran Nuclear Deal | TRNN | 10/05/17 | 8:04
Trump Targets Iran Deal and Hints at War | TRNN | 10/06/17 | 11:53
Click to zoom in
*Who Gets The Most Money From The NRA? | TYT | 10/05/17 | 7:51
'Bump-Fire' Stocks Flying Off The Shelves After Vegas Tragedy | TYT | 10/05/17 | 11:08
The1a.org
*Friday News - Domestic | 1a.org | 10/06/17 | 1hr
President Trump visits San Juan two weeks after Hurricane Maria. He then flies to Las Vegas days after the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Investigators continue their search for a motive as the nation mourns the deaths of 58 people shot by a lone Nevada gunman.

Public comments by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to affirm his support for the president seem to highlight tensions between them.

Congress grills the former CEO of Equifax over a massive data breach. And Yahoo! discloses an even bigger breach, affecting 3 billion users.
*Friday News - International | 1a.org | 10/06/17 | 1hr
As Rex Tillerson works diplomatic channels on the North Korea crisis, the president tweets that his secretary of state is "wasting his time trying to negotiate with Little Rocket Man."

The worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history prompts a global response. World leaders send their condolences and many again ask why the U.S. cannot seem to do anything to resolve its gun violence problem. Australia offers to help and says it is time for America to "get real."

What's at stake for American credibility overseas?
Stocks Riding 20-Year-High Help Keep Donald Trump Afloat | MSNBC Morning Joe | 10/06/17 | 7:09
President Donald Trump 'Storm' Remarks For Our Adversaries: Ignatius | MSNBC Morning Joe | 10/06/17 | 6:00
Former Defense Secretary Criticizes President Donald Trump's Rhetoric | MSNBC Morning Joe | 10/06/17 | 10:28
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
The Triumvirate Of Stupidity: Tillerson, Mattis And Mnuchin | Stephen Colbert | 10/06/17 | 3:43
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
A Primer On Puerto Rico | October 4, 2017 | Samantha Beet | 10/04/17 | 6:11
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Between the Scenes - The All-American Gun Debate | Trevor Noah | 10/05/17 | 3:38
Alt Right
Note: I add this just to expose you to the other side... what the Alt Right is listening to.
Bill O'Reilly on The Sean Hannity Show | Conservative Citizen | 10/05/17 | 17:49
Bill O'Reilly on The Laura Ingraham Show | Conservative Citizen | 10/05/17 | 10:59
Alex Jones
Roger Stone Covers Latest News and Current Events October 4th 2017 | Alex Jones | 10/05/17 | 35:19
Sebastian Gorka on Breitbart News Daily (10/6/2017) | Conservative Citizen | 10/06/17 | 43:08
Sebastian Gorka - Principles of an America-First Foreign Policy | Hillsdale College | 09/19/17 | 46:14

Thursday October 05, 2017

'Death spiral': Tillerson makes nice but may not last long with Trump
WashingtonPost | Anne Gearan | 10/04/17

The moment was as remarkable as it was unprecedented: A sitting U.S. secretary of state took to the microphone to pledge his fealty to the president -- despite his well-documented unhappiness in the job and the growing presumption in Washington that he is a short-timer.

Rex Tillerson said Wednesday he would stay as long as President Trump wants him to, and Trump said he has "full confidence" in the former ExxonMobil chief executive. Shortly afterward, Tillerson's spokeswoman also felt compelled to publicly deny an NBC News report that Tillerson had called the president a "moron," and she said he was determined to remain in his job.

But Tillerson's move on Wednesday to reassure Trump of his convictions may well be too little and too late for the long term, according to the accounts of 19 current and former senior administration officials and Capitol Hill aides, most of whom spoke on the condition of anonymity to offer candid assessments.... Read more

America's Gun Violence Problem Costs Taxpayers A Staggering Amount Each Year.
It's estimated that the Las Vegas massacre will cost at least $600 million.

Mystery Deepens on Las Vegas Shooter's Motive as Police Quiz Girlfriend
WSJ | Kate King | 10/05/7

The girlfriend of the Las Vegas shooter said she will cooperate with investigators, who see her as the key to understanding the motives behind one of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history.

Marilou Danley said through her lawyer she returned to the U.S. voluntarily to help with the investigation, but she never witnessed anything that led her to believe that Stephen Paddock was preparing an attack that so far has resulted in 59 fatalities, including his own. ... Read more

NRA: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver | John Oliver | 10/04/15 | 12:37

The Problem With Trump's Madman Theory
TheAtlantic | Tim Naftali | 10/04/17

It didn't work for Nixon. It's even less likely to work now.

Last weekend, President Donald Trump reportedly told the U.S. trade representative to scare South Korean negotiators by telling them he was a madman. "You tell [the South Koreans] if they don't give the concessions now, this crazy guy will pull out of the deal," he said, referring to the U.S.-Korea free trade agreement. That report came at the end of a day in which the president's tweets about another issue on the Korean peninsula evoked comparisons to the Nixon-era "madman theory" that you can scare an opponent into concessions by cultivating an image of recklessness. "I told Rex Tillerson, our wonderful Secretary of State, that he is wasting his time trying to negotiate with Little Rocket Man," the president wrote. "... Save your energy Rex, we'll do what needs to be done!"

Although President Trump credits himself with breaking every presidential norm, in choosing to intimidate foreign opponents through feigned (or real) recklessness, he is borrowing from the playbook of a predecessor. ... Read more

Every "None-Violent" Person Has a Place in this World. We Just Got To Find It.
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines forWednesday, October 05 [11:17]
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Thursday, October 05 (FULL) | 59:02
Note: on the full 59:02 video look for small white (or black) circles on the Progressbar they denote the different news stories. You can move the pointer on the Progressbar to jump to each story, and around the video.
Note2: You might have to scroll the windows down 1/2 inch to capture the full video.
  1. Headlines
  2. Russian Journalist Masha Gessen on Trump & Putin's Autocracy and Media's Refusal to Call Out Lies
  3. Masha Gessen: Trump Doing "Incredible Damage" to Democracy While Media is Obsessed with Russia Probe
  4. "It Was an Insult": Rep. Nydia Velázquez on Trump's Visit to Puerto Rico, Attacks on San Juan Mayor
*The White House has already walked back President Trump's suggestion of debt relief for Puerto Rico, threatening more draconian austerity | TRNN | 10/04/17 | 10:33
*Bill Black -> Senator Warren: Equifax Profits from Data Hack While Consumers Pay the Price | TRNN | 10/04/17 | 10:12
*Trump's Tax Plan Helps Wall Street, Not Main Street | TRNN | 10/05/17 | 11:08
Tillerson On Calling Trump A "F*cking Moron" | TYT | 10/04/17 | 11:48
The1a.org
Puerto Rico: Disaster And Debt | 1a.org | 10/05/17 | 1hr
The death toll from destruction caused by Hurricane Maria rose in Puerto Rico this week. Thirty-four people have been confirmed dead and that number could rise in the coming days.

Millions on the island are still without electricity and access to clean water and food remains a problem for many Puerto Ricans. The President's visit this week arguably did little to offer a sense of relief.

Trump did, however, allude to relieving the island's $73 billion debt...before others in his administration walked back the president's comments.
How Ivanka And Don Jr. Trump Avoided Criminal Indictment | MSNBC Morning Joe | 10/05/17 | 11:03
Carol Lee: We Stand By Our Story On Secretary Of State Rex Tillerson | MSNBC Morning Joe | 10/05/17 | 6:07
Senator Chris Coons Is Worried About Morale In State Department | MSNBC Morning Joe | 10/05/17 | 3:16
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Did Rex Tillerson Call Trump A 'Moron' Or A 'F***ing Moron'? | Stephen Colbert | 10/05/17 | 9:39
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
How Russia Is Dividing America with Real "Fake News" | Trevor Noah | 10/04/17 | 7:21
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr, Facebook Testifies Before Congress | Seth Meyers | 10/05/17 | 3:51

Wednesday October 04, 2017

How The Las Vegas Massacre Unfolded
HP | Mollie Reilly | 10/04/17

It was just after 9:40 p.m. when Donny Lee, his wife and some friends watched country superstar Jason Aldean take the stage to close out the Route 91 Harvest festival, a three-day country music celebration that drew fans from around the country to the famed Las Vegas Strip

Lee's group was among the 22,000 people packing the 15-acre open-air venue for three days of country-tinged revelry in the nation's most prominent party city. Held in a former parking lot near the Luxor and Mandalay Bay resorts, the festival known as the "neon sleepover" billed itself as a relatively intimate chance for country fans to see some of their favorite artists in one place. For many attendees, the early fall gathering -- this year celebrating its fourth anniversary -- had become an annual tradition. It was the last night of the festival, and the grounds were packed. ... Read more

Bernie Sanders: Trump's Puerto Rico tweets are unspeakable | CNN | 10/01/17 | 8:03

Leaked Talking Points Reveal White House Plan to Spin Las Vegas Massacre
AlterNet | Bob Brigham | 10/04/17

NBC news has revealed secret White House talking points on the mass shooting massacre at the Mandalay Hotel in Las Vegas.

The talking points produced by the White House communications department add context to the comments President Trump's administration has made since the shooting.

Early Tuesday President Donald Trump vowed to look at gun laws, "as time goes by." The secret White House talking points have a similar message, stating, "let's gather the facts before we make sweeping policy arguments for curtailing the Second Amendment." ... Read more

Rex Tillerson, Trump's Secretary of State, Reaffirms Support for President
NYTimes | Eileen Sullivan | 10/04/17

Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson, in a hastily convened news conference on Wednesday, denied that he had ever considered resigning and dismissed an NBC News article reporting that he had called President Trump a "moron."

Mr. Tillerson said that Vice President Mike Pence had never had to persuade him to remain as secretary of state, as the NBC News story had reported, "because I have never considered leaving this post." Mr. Tillerson refused to address whether he had called the president a "moron." ... Read more

Mongolia's Nomads

Tillerson Says He's Not Quitting After Report He Called Trump a 'Moron'
Bloomberg | Nick Wadhams | 10/04/17

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said he's "never considered" leaving his job, rejecting news reports that he had denigrated President Donald Trump and weighed resigning.

"My commitment to the success of the president and the country is as strong as it was the day I accepted his offer to serve as secretary of state," Tillerson, 65, told reporters Wednesday at the State Department in Washington. "I have never considered leaving this post." ... Read more



Trump is Not Planning to Rebuild Puerto Rico (#130) | Keith Olbermann | 10/03/17 | 7:33
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines forWednesday, October 04 [13:25]
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Wednesday, October 04 (FULL) | 59:02
Note: on the full 59:02 video look for small white (or black) circles on the Progressbar they denote the different news stories. You can move the pointer on the Progressbar to jump to each story, and around the video.
Note2: You might have to scroll the windows down 1/2 inch to capture the full video.
  1. Headlines
  2. Could Trump Actually Cancel Puerto Rico's Wall Street Debt After Devastation of Hurricane Maria?
  3. After Las Vegas Massacre, Advocates Look to Australia's Successful Fight to Curb Gun Violence
  4. Rev. Barber: Systematic Racialized Voter Suppression is the "Election Hacking" the U.S. Must Address
  5. Rev. Barber on NFL Protests: MLK Kneels, Prophets in the Bible Kneel, I Kneel -- It Should Be Applauded
After Las Vegas Massacre, Advocates Look to Australia's Successful Fight to Curb Gun Violence | DN | 10/04/17 | 12:21
Puerto Ricans Protest Trump's Visit, Denounce Militarization Amid Lack of Aid Distribution | DN | 10/03/17 | 10:34
Oxford University climate scientist Richard Millar says -> New Study Says Extreme Climate Change Preventable | TRNN | 10/04/17 | 19:44
Rebecca Peters discusses how gun control, like the kind she helped win in her native Australia | TRNN | 10/04/17 | 13:18
NRA Host: Feet Can Kill People Too! Should We Ban Feet?!? | TYT | 10/03/17 | 3:54
Fake News Goes Viral After Las Vegas Shooting | TYT | 10/03/17 | 12:08
The1a.org
The Living Wounded | 1a.org | 10/04/17 | 1hr
In the days to come, the victims whose lives were taken in the Las Vegas shooting massacre will be honored and remembered. But many who survived the tragedy with serious injuries are just coming to terms with difficult days ahead.

The physical damage from a gunshot wound can do severe damage to blood vessels, bones and organs. The mental and emotional trauma often long outlast the wounds. And the costs for immediate or long-term medical treatment of a gunshot can add greatly to a victim's burden.
MSNBC
Exclusive: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Was On Verge Of Resigning | MSNBC Morning Joe | 10/04/17 | 10:30
Ignatius: Knives Could Be Out Now For Secretary Of State Rex Tillerson | MSNBC Morning Joe | 10/04/17 | 13:55
How Will Donald Trump React To Being Called 'Moron' By Tillerson? | MSNBC Morning Joe | 10/04/17 | 5:21
Donald Trump Shows 'Basic Lack Of Humanity' In Puerto Rico | MSNBC Morning Joe | 10/04/17 | 7:01
Congressman Tom Cole: No Quick, Easy Solution To Prevent Massacres | MSNBC Morning Joe | 10/04/17 | 6:01
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Trump Blames Puerto Rico For Running Up His Budget | Stephen Colbert | 10/04/17 | 2:35
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Fox News Has a Hard Time Processing the Las Vegas Shooting | Trevor Noah | 10/03/17 | 9:00
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Late Night White House Press Briefing: What Does Vice President Pence Call Sex? | Seth Meyers | 10/03/17 | 4:42
Saturday Night Live
President Donald Trump (Alec Baldwin) speaks with Sarah Huckabee Sanders ... | SNL | 10/01/17 | 5:46
Right Wing Stuff
Right Wing - YouTube Channel
Trump About To Invade North Korea!! WW3 Nuclear Attack | Right Wing | 10/02/17 | 11:56
Getting Ready To Invade North Korea!! WW3 | Right Wing | 08/02/17 | 14:03
Alex Jones Channel
Nuclear War Imminent: US Prepares To Strike North Korean Missile Sites | Alex Jones Channel | 04/07/17 | 7:45

Tuesday October 03, 2017

What We Know About The Las Vegas Shooting Victims
HP | Jenna Amatulli | 10/02/17

The deadliest mass shooting in modern American history took place on Sunday, when a gunman opened fire at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas. At least 59 people were killed and over 500 wounded. The suspect, Stephen Paddock, was later found dead in his hotel room.

This is what we know about the victims whose names have been released. ... Read more

Stephen Paddock, Las Vegas Suspect, Was a Gambler Who Drew Little Attention
NYTimes | Jose A. Delreal | 10/02/17

He was a high-stakes gambler recognized in the casinos of Nevada. He dabbled in real estate investments in Texas. His last known full-time employment was 30 years ago. He was twice divorced. He had a pilot's license and had owned two single-engine planes.

While his motive for the mass shooting outside a Las Vegas casino on Sunday night is unknown, details of Stephen Paddock's history pointed to an unmoored and highly unconventional life.

From his neighbors in a quiet retirement community in Mesquite, Nev., he drew little attention, unless it was for his extreme propensity to keep to himself. He displayed no strong religious or political views, his relatives said, and was not known for angry outbursts. ... Read more

DOJ releases overruled memos finding it illegal for presidents to appoint relatives
Politico | Josh Gerstein | 10/03/17

The legal opinion that cleared the way for Kushner and Ivanka Trump appointments reversed earlier advice.

The Justice Department has released a series of recently overruled legal memos concluding that presidents cannot appoint their relatives to the White House staff or presidential commissions, even to unpaid posts.

In January, a career Justice Department official essentially declared the earlier opinions erroneous or obsolete, clearing the way for President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner to take a senior adviser position in the White House. First daughter Ivanka Trump later took a similar official but unpaid slot under the same legal rationale.

The newly-disclosed opinions, issued to the Nixon, Carter and Reagan White House and obtained by POLITICO Monday through a Freedom of Information Act request, detail how Justice Department lawyers concluded for decades that such appointments of family members were illegal under an anti-nepotism law passed in 1967. ... Read more

Trump brings harsh edge to Puerto Rico trip
Politico | Matthew Nussbaum | 10/03/17

President Donald Trump brought a jarring tone to Puerto Rico as he was briefed on the hurricane devastation, appearing to blame the U.S. territory for having "thrown our budget a little out of whack" and complimenting officials for sustaining only 16 deaths, compared with the much higher human toll of Hurricane Katrina.

"I hate to tell you, Puerto Rico, but you've thrown our budget a little out of whack because we've spent a lot of money on Puerto Rico," Trump said Tuesday in his first public remarks from the island, which declared a form of bankruptcy in May. "And that's fine."

"Sixteen people versus in the thousands," the president said, overstating Katrina's death toll. "You can be very proud of all of your people, all of our people working together," he told Gov. Ricardo Rosselló. "Sixteen versus literally thousands of people. You can be very proud. Everybody around this table and everybody watching can really be very proud of what's taken place in Puerto Rico." ... Read more

Trump's "Condolences and Sympathies" Won't Cut It (#129) | Keith Olbermann | 10/02/17 | 5:18
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Tuesday, October 03 [10:09]
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Tuesday, October 03 (FULL) | 59:02
Note: on the full 59:02 video look for small white (or black) circles on the Progressbar they denote the different news stories. You can move the pointer on the Progressbar to jump to each story, and around the video.
Note2: You might have to scroll the windows down 1/2 inch to capture the full video.
  1. Headlines
  2. As Las Vegas Massacre Toll Rises, Calls Grow for Background Checks on Nevada Gun Sales
  3. After Las Vegas Massacre, Republicans in Congress Push Bills That Could Make Mass Shootings Deadlier
  4. "They Don't Care Who the Guns Go To": Experts Warn Trump Admin. Plans to Widen U.S. Weapons Exports
  5. Puerto Ricans Protest Trump's Visit, Denounce Militarization Amid Lack of Aid Distribution
*"They Don't Care Who the Guns Go To": Experts Warn Trump Admin. Plans to Widen U.S. Weapons Exports | DN | 10/03/17 | 4:35
*The US is Backing Saudi War Crimes in Yemen | TRNN | 10/02/17 | 10:25
Trump Refuses to Address Gun Control After Worst Mass Shooting in US History | TRNN | 10/02/17 | 3:06
Fox News Calls Out Trump Tax Cut Lies | TYT | 10/02/17 | 11:46
The1a.org
Beyond Thoughts, Prayers And Talking Points | 1a.org | 10/03/17 | 1hr
In the case of Las Vegas, a gunman opened fire on a crowd of thousands from a perch above an outdoor concert, killing 58 people and injuring more than 500 others.

It's the deadliest such event in recent U.S. history. And although mass shootings are relatively rare, it can feel like they happen all the time because of the level of carnage and the usual "soft target" settings they occur in.

The gun debate will undoubtedly flare up again, but in the aftermath of Las Vegas, we check in on how the country is feeling following another mass shooting.
Telling Time: Ta-Nehisi Coates On The History That Continues To Haunt America | 1a.org | 10/03/17 | 1hr
Coates' new book, "We Were Eight Years In Power," collects essays he published during the Obama administration and appends them with new writing and reflections. But that's not his only new writing. Coates has written a run of the Black Panther comics for Marvel and he has a historical novel in the works.

He joins us to talk about his journalism, comics, the transition from Presidents Obama to Trump and more.
Joe: At Some Point, Congress Has To Say Enough | MSNBC Morning Joe | 10/03/17 | 4:50
Chris Hayes: If This Isn't Terrorism, What Is? | MSNBC All In | 10/03/17 | 6:20


Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Everyone really came together to roll up their sleeves and compliment the President on the great job he's doing in Puerto Rico. | Samantha Bee | 09/02/17 | 2:39
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Colbert To Trump: 'Doing Nothing Is Cowardice' | Stephen Colbert | 10/02/17 | 2:35
Puerto Rico Deals With Another Storm: A Presidential Twitter Tantrum | Stephen Colbert | 10/03/17 | 10:31
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Trevor Responds to the Las Vegas Shooting & Trump Tweets the Weekend Away | Trevor Noah | 10/02/17 | 10:38
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Jimmy Kimmel on Mass Shooting in Las Vegas | Jimmy Kimmel | 10/02/17 | 9:54

Monday October 02, 2017

At Least 50 Dead, Hundreds Wounded In Shooting At Las Vegas Country Music Festival
HP | Ed Mazza | 10/02/17

  1. Stephen Paddock, 64, opened fire on 22,000 concertgoers from his room at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Last Vegas around 10 p.m. on Sunday night
  2. At least 50 people were dead and over 400 people were sent to nearby hospitals.
  3. Paddock, who had no serious criminal history, died of an apparent self-inflicted wound. Police could not immediately determine a motive.

At least 50 people were killed and hundreds wounded after a gunman opened fire on a country music festival in Las Vegas late Sunday night, police said. It was the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Stephen Craig Paddock, 64, shot at over 22,000 concertgoers from a room on the 32nd floor of the nearby Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino around 10 p.m., Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said. Las Vegas Police said SWAT team members found Paddock dead after they breached his room and that they found at least 10 firearms in the room, including "long rifles." ... Read more

Trump to unleash more global arms sales
Politico | Bryan Bender | 09/29/17

The easing of restrictions on international weapons deals could create U.S. jobs, but critics fear it will inflame war zones.

President Donald Trump is preparing to ease some restrictions on U.S. weapons sales overseas, sparking concerns about further flooding the international market with high-tech weapons and inflaming feuds in hot spots like the Middle East.

The changes, which could include enlisting the State Department and Pentagon to more actively advocate on behalf of American arms manufacturers, are set to be included in an executive order or presidential memorandum that Trump will issue this fall, according to three administration officials involved in the deliberations.

The U.S. is already the global leader in weapons exports, accounting for more than half the world's annual arms deals. The new "arms transfer initiative," being run out of the White House National Security Council, aims to make U.S. companies more competitive when allies are shopping for fighter jets, ground vehicles, warships, missile defenses and other military gear in an intensely competitive market, the officials told POLITICO. ... Read more

*Ken Burns and Lynn Novick: The Vietnam War Is the Key to Understanding America | ReasonTV | 09/13/17 | 41:02
Ken Burns and Lynn Novick - The Vietnam War
Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's ten-part, 18-hour documentary series, THE VIETNAM WAR, tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history as it has never before been told on film. Visceral and immersive, the series explores the human dimensions of the war through revelatory testimony of nearly 80 witnesses from all sides--Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as combatants and civilians from North and South Vietnam. Ten years in the making, the series includes rarely seen and digitally re-mastered archival footage from sources around the globe, photographs taken by some of the most celebrated photojournalists of the 20th Century, historic television broadcasts, evocative home movies, and secret audio recordings from inside the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon administrations. THE VIETNAM WAR features more than 100 iconic musical recordings from greatest artists of the era and haunting original music from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross as well as the Silk Road Ensemble featuring Yo-Yo Ma.
Episode 01: Déjà Vu (1858-1961) | PBS | 1:25:46
Or
The Vietnam War is a ten-part, 18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick
Ken Burns and Lynn Novick - The Vietnam War | Netflix
Hearts and Minds (Vietnam) (1973) | Peter Davis | 1973 | 1:52:01
Sir No Sir (2005) | | 2005 | 49:27
My Father's Vietnam (2015) | | 2015 | 1:18:42
PBS - Vietnam War Stories | 03/25/17 | 55:41
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Monday, October 02 [13:15]
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Monday, October 02 (FULL) | 59:02
Note: on the full 59:02 video look for small white (or black) circles on the Progressbar they denote the different news stories. You can move the pointer on the Progressbar to jump to each story, and around the video.
Note2: You might have to scroll the windows down 1/2 inch to capture the full video.
  1. Headlines
  2. Father of Lin-Manuel Miranda Slams Trump's "Racist" Attack on Puerto Ricans After Hurricane Maria
  3. Juan González: Puerto Rico's Financial Control Board Worsened Crisis After Hurricane Maria
  4. "We Cannot Wait": Puerto Rico's Residents Organize to Provide Food & Water After Hurricane Maria
  5. Activist: U.S. Response to Puerto Rico "Lifts the Veil of Colonialism" & 119 Years of Exploitation
  6. Spanish Police Injure 800 in Crackdown on Catalonia Independence Referendum as Crisis Escalates
Full Interview: Michael Moore on His Broadway Show, Trump, Puerto Rico, NFL & Media Support for War | DN | 09/29/17 | 39:43
Trump Unleashing American Guns | TYT | 10/01/17 | 11:57
Trump To Let Wall Street Self-Report Misconduct | TYT | 10/01/17 | 15:09
Trump Taking Healthcare On By Himself | TYT | 10/01/17 | 9:23
The1a.org
An Update On Las Vegas | 1a.org | 10/02/17 | 1hr
or
An Update On Las Vegas | 1a.org | 10/02/17 | 1hr
It's being called the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. More than 50 people are dead and more than 200 are injured after a gunman opened fire on a crowd at an outdoor concert in Las Vegas.

Officials have identified the suspected shooter as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock. Law enforcement says Paddock fired at the crowd from his room in a nearby hotel, and the sheriff says Paddock killed himself when police stormed the room.
The Supreme Court Returns To Talk Gerrymandering And More... | 1a.org | 10/02/17 | 1hr
The Supreme Court's next term is underway, putting all three branches of the federal government to work for the fall. One of the most-anticipated cases is a review of partisan gerrymandering, which could bring major changes to the art of politicking across the country.

But the court calendar is crowded with other cases, too. We'll discuss the ones to watch and how new precedents might be established.
*Pattern Of Abuse Of Taxpayer Money Seen In Wealthy Donald Trump Staff | MSNBC Rachel Maddow | 09/29/17 | 18:39
*Chuck Todd, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin - 10/01/17 | MSNBC Meet the Press | 10/01/17 | 10:04
Las Vegas Shooting Suspect Identified | MSNBC Morning Joe | 10/02/17 | 4:16
Las Vegas Shooter's Brother Eric Paddock Expresses Shock: He Was Just A Guy | MSNBC Morning Joe | 10/02/17 | 6:40
'My Brother Did This...I Couldn't Be More Dumbfounded' | CBS New York | 10/02/17 | 6:22
The Real Reason Tom Price Resigned | MSNBC Last Word | 09/29/17 | 9:31
LastWeekTonight with John Oliver
Forensic Science: Last Week Tonight | John Oliver | 10/01/17 | 18:50
Bill Maher
Real Time with Bill Maher: Did i Just Shits My Self | Bill Maher | 09/24/17 | 25:43

Friday September 29, 2017

Trump Tax Plan
Bloomberg | author | date

Trump's vision for reducing the tax burden on U.S. companies and workers will require deep cuts and hard math. Here's full coverage.

White House economic adviser Gary Cohn said the Trump administration is willing to negotiate on one of the core revenue raisers in the Republican tax overhaul framework -- ending the state and local tax deduction -- potentially exacerbating the deficit impact of the plan.

Cohn told Bloomberg TV on Friday that ending the state and local tax deduction is "not a red line" for the White House in a tax revamp. The GOP plan unveiled Wednesday contains an estimated $5.8 trillion in tax cuts. ... Read more

Note: this section has many more articles on Trump's Tax Plan.

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Stuck Taxpayers For $12,000 Charter Flight
HP | Willa Frej | 009/29/17

Commercial travel didn't fit his schedule, a spokeswoman said.

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and several staffers chartered an oil company plane for a flight from Las Vegas to Zinke's home state of Montana in June, costing taxpayers $12,375, according to reports.

Zinke's expensive travel puts him on a growing list of Trump administration officials who have been using taxpayer dollars to fly on non-commercial planes.

He and several staffers flew on a Beechcraft King Air 200 from Las Vegas, where Zinke had a speaking engagement, to Montana on June 26, an internal calendar obtained by Politico revealed. The plane, according to The Washington Post, belongs to Nielson & Associates, a Wyoming-based oil-and-gas exploration firm. The Interior Department paid for the charter. ... Read more

Exclusive: Russians Impersonated Real American Muslims to Stir Chaos on Facebook and Instagram
Daily Beast | Ben Collins | 09/27/17

Kremlin trolls stole the identity of an authentic U.S. Muslim organization--first to smear John McCain and Hillary Clinton, then to sing her praises.

The Facebook group United Muslims of America was neither united, Muslim, nor American. Instead, sources familiar with the group tell The Daily Beast, it was an imposter account on the world's largest social network that's been traced back to the Russian government.

Using the account as a front to reach American Muslims and their allies, the Russians pushed memes that claimed Hillary Clinton admitted the U.S. "created, funded and armed" al-Qaeda and the so-called Islamic State; claimed that John McCain was ISIS' true founder; whitewashed blood-drenched dictator Moammar Gadhafi and praised him for not having a "Rothschild-owned central bank"; and falsely alleged Osama bin Laden was a "CIA agent." ... Read more
Russian Troll Army Impersonating US Muslims On Facebook | TYT | 09/28/17 | 10:47

Machine Intelligence: We Need a National Strategy
TheAtlantic | Emma Kinnucan | current

On Thursday, July 20, China's State Council released the New Generation of Artificial Intelligence Development Plan. Numbering nearly 40 pages, the plan lays out China's aspirations in impressive detail. It introduces massive investment that aims to position China at the forefront of technological achievement by cultivating the governmental, economic, and academic ecosystems to drive breakthroughs in machine intelligence. To achieve these goals, the Council aims to harness the data produced by more the internet-connected devices of more than a billion Chinese citizens, a vast web of "intelligent things."

The plan also details the strategic situation precipitating the need for a bold new vision: "Machine intelligence [is] the strategic technology that will lead in the future; the world's major developed countries are taking the development of AI as a major strategy... [We] must, looking at the world, take the initiative to plan [and] firmly seize the [technology] in this new stage of international competition. ... Read more

Trump's Nine Russia Scandals (#127) | Keith Olbermann | 09/28/17 | 10:00
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Friday, September 29 [9:31]
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Friday, September 29 (FULL) | 59:02
Note: on the full 59:02 video look for small white (or black) circles on the Progressbar they denote the different news stories. You can move the pointer on the Progressbar to jump to each story, and around the video.
Note2: You might have to scroll the windows down 1/2 inch to capture the full video.
  1. Headlines
  2. Coming soon
Trump's Corporate Tax Would Trigger a Global Race to the Bottom | TRNN | 09/29/17 | 10:41
Trump Adviser Struggles To Defend Tax Plan | TYT | 09/28/17 | 14:01
Jet-Setting Tom Price Says He'll Pay Up...Sort Of | TYT | 09/28/17 | 8:07
GOP Tax Myth & Junk Economics | ThomHartmann | 08/28/17 | 11:41
The1a.org
Friday News - Domestic | 1a.org | 09/29/17 | 1hr
After another unsuccessful attempt at repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, the GOP is turning to taxes. The party is pushing a drastic overhaul of the tax code, though, as with healthcare legislative success won't come easily, if at all.

Meanwhile, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price has faced scrutiny over his travel habits. People seeking to travel to the United States have new hurdles ahead of them and the president is planning to visit Puerto Rico, where millions of Americans are recovering from devastation brought by Hurricane Maria.
Friday News - International | 1a.org | 09/29/17 | 1hr
The airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, was the target of a rocket attack this week. The Taliban has claimed responsibility and the group says that U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis was intended to be in the crosshairs. Mattis had left the airport by the time the rocket hit and no one was injured.

Meanwhile, we're learning more about how ISIS has devastated the Syrian city of Raqqa and how efforts to reclaim the city from the terror group has resulted in countless fatalities of civilians.

We focus on terror abroad and catch up on international news, including how Chad ended up on the latest version of the Trump administration's travel ban and women behind the wheel in Saudi Arabia.
Republicans To Put Russian Bank Lawyer In Coveted DoJ Position | MSNBC Rachel Maddow | 09/28/17 | 6:25
Will Tom Price Keep His Job? | MSNBC Morning Joe | 09/29/17 | 8:36
GOP Tax Plan Would Massively Benefit Donald Trump Family | MSNBC All In | 09/29/17 | 2:47
Ken Starr: President Trump Will Be Under Oath Before Russia Probe Ends | MSNBC 11th Hour | 09/28/17 | 6:01
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Trump's Tax Plan Only Sets Us Back $2 Trillion | Stephen Colbert | 09/29/17 | 4:23
Stephen Colbert Becomes Steven Seagal | Stephen Colbert | 09/29/17 | 5:29
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Trump Tax Reform Explained | Tevor Noah | 09/27/17 | 14:22
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Trump Lies About Taxes, Health Care Amid Cabinet Scandals | Seth Meyers | 09/28/17 | 9:54
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Samantha Bee's Sport Roundup | Samantha Bee | 09/27/17 | 5:09

Thursday September 28, 2017

Trump Proposes the Most Sweeping Tax Overhaul in Decades
NYTimes | Julie Hirschfeld Davis | 09/27/17

President Trump on Wednesday began an ambitious push to slash taxes and salvage what remains of his embattled legislative agenda in Congress this year, proposing a politically challenging array of tax cuts for individuals and businesses that would constitute the most sweeping changes to the federal tax code in decades.

Mr. Trump, smarting from the latest defeat this week of his efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, cast the tax plan as an economic imperative and the fulfillment of a promise to his working-class supporters to deliver benefits in the form of lower taxes, better jobs and higher wages. ... Read more
Trump Tax Reform Explained | TYT | 09/27/17 | 14:22

Trump fuming over Price's charter flights
Politico | Josh Dawsey | 09/27/17

'I'm going to look at it. I am not happy about it, and I let him know it,' the president says of the HHS secretary using taxpayer money to fund private jet travel.

President Donald Trump and his top aides are fuming over Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price's use of expensive private jets, with some advisers privately calling for Price's ouster.

Trump rebuked Price in sharp terms Wednesday but declined to bat down speculation that the HHS chief could be fired for his lavish spending of taxpayer dollars. "We'll see," the president told reporters when asked whether Price would stay in his job. ... Read more

Ryan vents over stalled GOP agenda in Senate
Politico | Cristiano Lima | 09/27/17

Equipped with graphs highlighting the disparity between the number of bills passed by the House and the number that have stalled in the Senate, Ryan (R-Wis.) aired his grievances during an interview on Fox News. He cited the upper chamber's inability to convert on the Republican Party's major goals thus far during the Trump administration.

"Is that frustrating for the House? You bet it's frustrating in the House," Ryan told Fox News' Sean Hannity, saying that 274 of the 337 bills that have passed in the House as of Sept. 22 have not made it through the Senate. ... Read more

The 7 most inflammatory things Roy Moore has said
Politico | Nolan D. McCaskill | 09/27/17

Republicans clinging to their thin majority in the Senate are now confronting the question about whether to vigorously support insurgent Roy Moore, the highly controversial former judge who handily beat incumbent GOP Sen. Luther Strange in Alabama's special election on Tuesday night.

Moore, who surged to victory despite President Donald Trump's endorsement of Strange, largely ran on an anti-establishment platform that heavily targeted figures such as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. ...

  1. 'Reds and yellows'
  2. 'Maybe Putin is right' with his opposition to gay marriage
  3. 'I was informed' that there are U.S. communities under Sharia law
  4. What is a Dreamer? 'Quit beating around and tell me what it is'
  5. 9/11 may have happened 'because we've distanced ourselves from God'
  6. 'My personal belief' is that Obama wasn't born in America
  7. Rep. Keith Ellison should be prohibited 'from taking the congressional oath'
Read more

Maria's Trail of Destruction in Puerto Rico | Bloomberg | 09/25/17 | article
How the Pittsburgh Penguins Became Trump's Political Pawns (#127) | Keith Olbermann | 09/28/17 | 5:47
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Thursday, September 28 [14:14]
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Thursday, September 28 (FULL) | 59:02
Note: on the full 59:02 video look for small white (or black) circles on the Progressbar they denote the different news stories. You can move the pointer on the Progressbar to jump to each story, and around the video.
Note2: You might have to scroll the windows down 1/2 inch to capture the full video.
  1. Headlines
  2. French Activist: Emmanuel Macron is "Younger, Prettier" Face of Anti-Worker Reforms & a Police State
  3. As Trump Struggles to Pronounce "Namibia," Meet One of the Country's Best-Known Journalists
  4. Finland's First Female President on Women's Rights, Healthcare & Rise of Far Right in Europe
Trump's Tax Giveaway to the Rich Won't Boost Economy | TRNN | 09/27/17 | 13:25
Candidate Who Beat Trump Is Really Awful | TYT | 09/27/17 | 11:53
The1a.org
Coming To America ... It's Complicated | 1a.org | 09/28/17 | 1hr
The latest version of the Trump administration's travel ban restricts entry for visitors from North Korea, Venezuela and Chad, breaking with the ban's past targeting of majority-Muslim countries.

President Trump says his priority is still protecting Americans from terrorism, but this latest round of changes to the ban has caused further confusion.
Americana: A 400-Year History Of American Capitalism | 1a.org | 09/28/17 | 1hr
Bhu Srinivasan came to this country as a wide-eyed eight-year-old, his head filled with all the possibilities America evoked. His educated parents had found upward mobility to be unachievable in India.

Now an entrepreneur who remains fascinated by American innovation and industry, Srinivasan has written a narrative history of the U.S. economy.
Weak Leadership Leaves Puerto Rico Aid At Port, Undistributed | MSNBC Rachel Maddow | 09/27/17 | 6:27
Expansionist Russia Promotes Division Everywhere Else | MSNBC Rachel Maddow | 09/27/17 | 22:30
Middle Class Will 'Get Nothing' In Tax Proposal: Steve Rattner | MSNBC Morning Joe | 09/28/17 | 12:01
Click to zoom in Click to zoom in
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Alabama's Roy Moore: Explained | Stephen Colbert | 09/28/17 | 6:48
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Alabama Votes for Trumpism Without Trump | Trevor Noah | 09/27/17 | 9:48
Late Night with Seth Meyers
What Roy Moore and Donald Trump Have In Common | Seth Meyers | 09/27/17 | 8:17
The AltRight
Breitbart News Daily
Stephen K. Bannon on Breitbart News Daily | Conservative Citizen | 09/28/17 | 32:39
Sebastian Gorka on Breitbart News Daily | Conservative Citizen | 09/28/17 | 11:54
Roger Stone Discusses His Congressional Testimony | Conservative Citizen | 09/28/17 | 9:52
InfoWars
Alex Jones Show, Wednesday 9/27/17 | Ron Gibson | 09/27/17 | 4:00:02
Steve Pieczenik: War Room 9/27/17 | Info Wars Live | 09/27/17 | 18:46
Mueller Plans To Use IRS To Stop Trump | The Alex Jones Channel | 09/27/17 | 21:19

Wednesday September 27, 2017

The EPA Is Spending $25,000 To Build Scott Pruitt A Private Phone Booth
HP | Nick Visser | 09/27/17

The Environmental Protection Agency is spending nearly $25,000 to build a soundproof communications booth in Administrator Scott Pruitt's office, according to media reports.

... Under Pruitt, the EPA has faced allegations of a lack of transparency throughout the agency. Until recently, the EPA refused to release the administrator's schedule to the public, and media reports say some employees have been told to leave behind cellphones during meetings with him and to not take notes.

Pruitt also has a full-time security detail, something none of his predecessors had requested. The administrator is also one of several Cabinet officials to come under fire for taking costly private flights. ... Read more

LastWeekTonight with John Oliver
*Corporate Consolidation | John Oliver | 09/24/17 | 15:09

Trump hits the road to sell tax plan -- but some worry what he'll say
Politico | Nancy Cook | 09/26/17

President Donald Trump is expected to tout the Republicans' new tax blueprint as one of the biggest tax cuts in recent American history at a Wednesday rally in Indiana -- but Republican lawmakers, lobbyists and others are worried about exactly what he'll say.

Administration officials and top congressional leaders are calling for a 20 percent top rate for corporations. But the president has demanded in multiple meetings that tax negotiators stick with a 15 percent corporate rate even as senior congressional Republicans and members of his own administration including National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn told him such a number wasn't possible without blowing up the deficit.

"He's the one guy left in Washington who still wants a 15 percent corporate rate," said one person close to the president and the tax reform discussions. ... Read more

Everything you need to know about the Big 6 tax plan
Politico | Brian Faler | 09/27/17

After months of closed-door negotiations, the "Big Six" on Wednesday unveiled its long-awaited plan to rewrite the tax code. The task now is selling the sweeping proposal to rank-and-file lawmakers. Republicans hope to get a bill to President Donald Trump's desk by the end of the year. Here's what you need to know about the plan negotiated by the top Republican lawmakers and administration officials:

For individuals: The big surprise here is that Republicans are backing away from plans to slash taxes on the rich. They are floating the idea of some sort of surtax on the well-to-do, though details are scant. That's a major shift from what Republicans campaigned on in last year's elections, when they proposed steep tax cuts for the wealthy. But they are trying to head off the inevitable attacks from Democrats, and maybe even win some of their support. ... Read more

Trump, GOP tax plan omits details on who pays
Politico | Brian Faler | 09/27/17

The trick is to provide enough detail to satisfy lawmakers whose votes they'll need but not so much that they get eaten alive by lobbyists.

President Donald Trump is heading to Indiana Wednesday to sell a tax-reform plan that glosses over one key question: Who loses? The long-awaited proposal released Wednesday morning by the so-called Big Six is heavy on the GOP's tax cut desires and light when it comes to explaining whose taxes will have to go up to help control costs.

After months of meeting behind closed doors, the Trump administration and the Republican leadership in both chambers announced they want to slash the corporate rate to 20 percent from the current 35 percent, while reducing taxes on unincorporated businesses to 25 percent. They're proposing nearly doubling the standard deduction, expanding a tax credit for having children and creating a special low rate on multinational companies' overseas earnings. ... Read more

Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Wednesday, September 27 [9:11]
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Wednesday, September 27 (FULL) | 59:02
Note: on the full 59:02 video look for small white (or black) circles on the Progressbar they denote the different news stories. You can move the pointer on the Progressbar to jump to each story, and around the video.
Note2: You might have to scroll the windows down 1/2 inch to capture the full video.
  1. Headlines
  2. Profits vs. Puerto Rican Lives: Trump Admin Blocks Aid from Reaching Devastated Island
  3. Yemenis Suffer "Silent Deaths" as Saudi Arabia Refuses Human Rights Probe in Deadly U.S.-Backed War
  4. Nobel Peace Prize Winners Call for U.N. Security Council to Protect Rohingya from Attacks in Burma
  5. Muhammad Yunus on Achieving a World with Zero Poverty, Zero Unemployment & Zero Emissions
Wall Street Got a Bailout, Why Not Puerto Rico? | TRNN | 09/27/17 | 13:53
Trump Voter Panel Having Second Thoughts After NFL Comments | TYT | 09/26/17 | 9:58
Scarborough On Trump Supporters: Who Raised These People? | TYT | 09/26/17 | 8:45
**Republican Strategist: Trump Is A Racist | TYT | 09/26/17 | 6:13
The1a.org
Yes, Puerto Ricans Are Americans. | 1a.org | 09/27/17 | 1hr
Millions of Americans are suffering without food, clean water or electricity after Hurricane Maria. But they don't live on the mainland, therefore their struggles are being reported as if the were in a far-off, unrelated nation. Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens. We'll say it again: Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens. And many of them are questioning why the domestic response to the devastation there has been lacking.

How would it be different if Maria had devastated the continental U.S. on the same scale? What are U.S. lawmakers and leaders doing to help the island?
San Juan Mayor Cruz: 'This Is A Big S.O.S. For Anybody Out There' | MSNBC Rachel Maddow | 09/26/17 | 10:08
**Adam Schiff Discusses What House Intel Committee Learned From Roger Stone | MSNBC Morning Joe | 09/27/17 | 7:19
Lawrence: In Steve Bannon Vs. Donald Trump, Steve Bannon Wins | MSNBC The Last Word | 09/26/17 | 12:17
Secret Paul Manafort Memo To Trump Revealed | MSNBC Beat With Ari Melber | 09/27/17 | 11:11
Human Services Secretary Tom Price Took $17K Private Flight For 90 Min Of Work | MSNBC Chris Hayes All-In | 09/27/17 | 2:57
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Graham-Cassidy: The Latest TrumpCare Fail | Stephen Colbert | 09/27/17 | 5:29
Trump Calls For An NFL Boycott, Watches The NFL | Stephen Colbert | 09/27/17 | 2:59
'Lock Her Up' Now Applies To Some Trump Officials | Stephen Colbert | 09/27/17 | 0:34
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
All the Clinton Crimes the Trumps Have Also Committed & Making the NFL Great Again | Trevor Noah | 09/26/17 | 6:20
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Hey! Puerto Rico | Seth Meyers | 09/26/17 | 2:16

Tuesday September 26, 2017

Senate Republicans Plan To Sneakily Gut Major Consumer Protection Rule
HP | David Dayen, Ryan Grim | 09/25/17

IN THE MIDDLE of a consequential week for the future of American health care, Senate Republicans are hoping to sneak through a controversial nullification of a key rule from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Republican leaders are whipping to secure the votes to overturn a rule CFPB finalized in July, which would protect financial companies from class-action lawsuits and deny consumers a day in court. The rule is among the most consequential actions the CFPB has taken since its founding.

An added wrinkle here: Executives for both Wells Fargo and Equifax, both accused of ripping off millions of consumers, will testify in Senate committees next week. Both companies have used arbitration clauses in an attempt to deny consumers access to the courts. By getting the arbitration vote out of the way before the hearings, Republicans can avoid having to hand a gift to financial companies while Wells Fargo and Equifax sit squarely in the public spotlight. With Obamacare repeal sucking up all the oxygen, this week offers a perfect cover. ... Read more

Climate Change
Global Warming Do the Math | Climate State | 09/29/16 | 44:52

Senate won't vote on last-ditch Obamacare repeal bill
Salon | Seung Min Kim | 09/26/17

The GOP made the decision after it was clear the plan would fail.

Senate Republicans do not intend to vote on the Graham-Cassidy bill, putting an end to their Obamacare repeal effort for now. The decision was reached Tuesday after it became clear the bill would fail. Three Senate Republicans had said they would vote against the measure, and the GOP could only afford two defections. ... Read more

Keith Olbermann
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Tuesday, September 26 [11:57]
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Tuesday, September 26 (FULL) | 59:02
Note: on the full 59:02 video look for small white (or black) circles on the Progressbar they denote the different news stories. You can move the pointer on the Progressbar to jump to each story, and around the video.
Note2: You might have to scroll the windows down 1/2 inch to capture the full video.
  1. Headlines
  2. Puerto Ricans Call for Aid Amid Catastrophe: "We're American Citizens. We Can't Be Left to Die"
  3. Fenceline Communities on Gulf Coast Face Mass Displacement & Toxic Pollution One Month After Harvey
Puerto Ricans Call for Aid Amid Catastrophe: "We're American Citizens. We Can't Be Left to Die" | DN | 09/26/17 | 23:48
Trump Blames Puerto Rico for the Economic Crisis the US Created | TRNN | 09/26/17 | 3:22
Trump Goes To WAR With NFL | TYT | 09/25/17 | 19:49
Donald Trump Dangerous Bellicosity Raises Nuclear War Risk With North Korea | MSNBC Rachel Maddow | 09/25/17 | 17:01
NFL players send message to Trump in national anthem dispute | ABC News | 09/25/17 | 4:05
Robert Redford: I Hope Americans Start To Pay Real Attention | MSNBC Morning Joe | 09/26/17 | 7:36
What To Expect From The Roger Stone Testimony | MSNBC | 09/26/17 | 2:09
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Trump's NFL Comments Have Everything To Do With Race | Stephen Colbert | 09/26/17 | 8:58
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
The NFL Takes a Knee in Protest of Trump | Trevor Noah | 09/25/17 | 8:38
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Trump Attacks Protesting Athletes | Seth Meyers | 09/25/17 | 11:54

Friday September 22, 2017
Bernie Sanders Presents his Foreign Policy Platform | Westminster College | 09/21/17 | 1:24:36
Note: Bernie starts at around 24:00
Bernie Sanders Calls Out 'International Oligarchy' | TRNN | 09/21/17 | 21:30

Trump aides begin looking for the exits
Politico | Nancy Cook | 09/22/17

After a wave of high-profile White House departures this summer, staffers who remained are reaching out to headhunters to discuss their next moves.

A fast-growing number of White House staffers are starting to look for the exits, even though the one-year mark of President Donald Trump's first term is still months away.

Many who joined the administration in January did so with the explicit idea that they'd stay for at least a year, enough to credibly say they'd served. But in the aftermath of a wave of abrupt, high-profile departures over the summer that culminated with former strategist Steve Bannon's ouster in August, aides up and down the chain are reaching out to headhunters, lobbyists, and GOP operatives for help finding their next job. ... Read more

"There is no joy in Trumpworld right now," said one adviser in frequent contact with several staffers. "Working in the White House is supposed to be the peak of your career, but everyone is unhappy, and everyone is fighting everyone else."

How Do Families Around The World Spend Their Vacations?
NYTimes Magazine | Joakim Eskildsen | 09/21/17

In the deciduous forests of southern Estonia, small cabins made of logs layered with moss dot the countryside. These are the smoke saunas -- places to bathe bodies and cleanse spirits. The aromas of alder wood and stripped birch, burning below hot stones, waft through the air. Once the stones reach peak heat, the smoke is vented out with the help, it's said, of a mythical "smoke eater." Inside the cabin, a caretaker whisks visitors' skin, delivering gentle beatings with a bouquet of leaves gathered, as at the sauna in Vorumaa at left, from the surrounding woods as the hot air alleviates the anxiety that comes with living in one of the world's most technologically savvy populations ... Read more

What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal. - Albert Pine
Vietnam War by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick

Vietnam War by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick website
Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's ten-part, 18-hour documentary series, THE VIETNAM WAR, tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history as it has never before been told on film. Visceral and immersive, the series explores the human dimensions of the war through revelatory testimony of nearly 80 witnesses from all sides--Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as combatants and civilians from North and South Vietnam. Ten years in the making, the series includes rarely seen and digitally re-mastered archival footage from sources around the globe, photographs taken by some of the most celebrated photojournalists of the 20th Century, historic television broadcasts, evocative home movies, and secret audio recordings from inside the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon administrations. THE VIETNAM WAR features more than 100 iconic musical recordings from greatest artists of the era and haunting original music from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross as well as the Silk Road Ensemble featuring Yo-Yo Ma.
Episode 01: Déjà Vu (1858-1961) | PBS | 1:25:51
Note: You will probably have to click 9 or 10 times on the vertical Scrollbar (bottom arrow) to center the video.
Episode 02: Riding the Tiger (1961-1963) | PBS | 1:26:59
Episode 03: The River Styx (January 1964-December 1965) | PBS | 1:58:28
Episode 04: Resolve (January 1966-June 1967) | PBS | 1:57:58
Episode 05: This Is What We Do (July 1967-December 1967) | PBS | 1:28:43
Note: The next set of videos require a login. I will add them as they become available for free.
REPLAY: John O'Neill and What He Knew Before 9/11 | PBS Frontline | old | 1:26:51
As an FBI agent who specialized in counter-terrorism, John P. O'Neill investigated the bombing of the American embassies in Africa, the USS Cole in Yemen, the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia, and the first attack on the World Trade Center. O'Neill came to believe America should kill Osama bin Laden before Al Qaeda launched a devastating attack, but his was often a lonely voice. A controversial figure inside the buttoned-down world of the FBI, he was forced out of the job he loved and entered the private sector -- as director of security for the World Trade Center.
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Friday, September 22 (FULL) | 59:02
Note: on the full 59:02 video look for small white (or black) circles on the Progressbar they denote the different news stories. You can move the pointer on the Progressbar to jump to each story, and around the video.
Note2: You might have to scroll the windows down 1/2 inch to capture the full video.
  1. Headlines
  2. Amnesty International Reveals the Bomb That Killed 16 Civilians in Yemen Was Made in the U.S.A.
  3. "His Laughter was a Battle Cry": Thousands Celebrate Comedian & Human Rights Legend Dick Gregory
  4. Amid Tensions with North Korea, 51 Countries Sign Ban on Nuclear Weapons Despite U.S. Opposition
Neocons and Hollywood Liberals Go to 'War' on Russia | TRNN | 09/22/17 | 14:12
Kilmeade Keeps Getting Dunked On By Kimmel | TYT | 09/21/17 | 13:11
The1a.org
Friday News - Domestic | 1a.org | 09/22/17 | 1hr
A new push to replace the Affordable Care Act is afoot, and the heaviest debate over the legislation is between its sponsor, Senator Bill Cassidy of Louisiana and late night TV host Jimmy Kimmel.

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is feeling even more heat in the Russia investigation.

In the Atlantic, Hurricane Maria continues to move northwest.
Friday News - International | 1a.org | 09/22/17 | 1hr
Many Mexicans are holding onto hope that missing relatives and friends will soon be accounted for among the rubble left by a devastating earthquake this week. Meanwhile, another powerful storm threatens the safety of residents in the Caribbean.

The U.S. doled out more sanctions on North Korea following a fiery speech from President Trump to the U.N. General Assembly that resorted to name calling aimed at Kim Jong Un. Trump has also reportedly made a decision about the future of the Iran nuclear deal ... although he's not revealing his hand yet.

Plus, Germany heads to the polls this weekend and a controversial new statue is unveiled in Russia.
PBS NewsHour full episode September 21, 2017 | PBS | 09/21/17 | 54:30
What you need to know about the GOP's Graham-Cassidy health care bill | PBS | 09/21/17 | 8:21
*President Donald Trump Staffs Government With Political Favors | MSNBC Rachel Maddow | 09/21/17 | 19:34
In Tweet, President Donald Trump Says Kim Jong Un 'Obviously A Madman' | MSNBC Morning Joe | 09/22/17 | 6:05
Is Senator Lindsey Graham Walking Back Principles For Alaska?' | MSNBC Morning Joe | 09/22/17 | 6:21
'War Of Words' Between President Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un Continues | MSNBC Morning Joe | 09/22/17 | 9:10
Jimmy Kimmel: These Guys Won't Tell The Truth So I Have To | MSNBC Last Word | 09/21/17 | 7:15
Jimmy Kimmel Live
*Round 3 of Jimmy Kimmel's Health Care Battle | Jimmy Kimmel | 09/21/17 | 7:37
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Republicans Can't Defend Their Cruel Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill: A Closer Look | Seth Meyers | 09/21/17 | 11:56
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Hurricane Mueller Storms the Trump Administration | Trevor Noah | 09/21/17 | 8:38
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Stephen Deciphers Paul Manafort's Code Word 'Black Caviar' | Stephen Colbert | 09/22/17 | 5:46
Oh The Places You'll Go... In A Private Jet On Taxpayer Money | Stephen Colbert | 09/22/17 | 1:20
10 Things Chuck Grassley Hates About The Healthcare Bill He's Voting For | Stephen Colbert | 09/22/17 | 1:51

Thursday September 21, 2017

John McCain Can Stop This Health Care Bill
HP | Matt Fuller | 09/20/17

The fate of health care for millions of Americans may, once again, come down to Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).

It was McCain in July who sank Republican hopes of a "skinny repeal," siding at the last minute with Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) to vote against the Senate GOP's scaled down health care bill.

At the time, McCain said he was voting no because of the bad process that Republicans had used to bring up the bill, where they skipped committee hearings, markups and amendments to just put the legislation up for a vote with a less than solid idea of the policy effects.

Now McCain is making a similar argument.

"I want regular order," McCain told HuffPost on Wednesday, a chorus he has repeated over and over again this week.

When asked if that meant he was still a no, McCain said, "I want regular order, is the answer." Read more

Jimmy Kimmel DESTROYS Republican Healthcare Lies | TYT | 09/20/17 | 9:28
Kimmel, not Cassidy, is right on health care, analysts say
Most Terrifying Footage Of Hurricane Maria 175mph Wind Flash Flood Puerto Rico | Che'dele Review | 09/20/17 | 40:11
Position of Hurricane Maria - www.ventusky.com/?p=27.1;-71.6;4&l=wind&m=gfs | ventusky.com | 09/21/17 @ 9:32|

The unlikely group who brought Obamacare repeal back to life
Politico | Jennifer Haberkorn and Rachael Bade | 09/21/17

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and Bill Cassidy crafted the bill, while Lindsey Graham played the role of salesman.

Senate Republicans' last-ditch attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare rests on the unlikely collaboration of a veteran senator who can't stand health policy, a wonky freshman who has never passed major legislation and a former senator who lost his seat a decade ago.

Together, Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum crafted the latest GOP repeal bill in hopes of delivering on the party's seven-year-old campaign promise to repeal Obamacare.

The trio teamed up this summer to salvage the repeal effort. At first, their idea of replacing much of Obamacare with state block grants went nowhere. But now -- only days before the expiration of the special rule allowing the Senate to dismantle Obamacare with only 50 votes -- the idea has gained enough momentum that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell committed to bringing the measure to the floor next week for a vote. ... Read more

Trump hires campaign workers instead of farm experts at USDA

Paul Manafort offered Kremlin-linked oligarch access to Trump campaign
Salon | Sophia Tesfaye | 09/20/17

The Washington Post reported that Trump's former campaign manager pitched a Russian billionaire "private briefings"

Paul Manafort, the second of Donald Trump's presidential campaign managers, is in serious legal jeopardy. The Washington Post reported on Wednesday that during his five-month control of the Trump campaign, Manafort offered a Kremlin-linked Russian oligarch multiple "private briefings" on the status of the U.S. election.

Less than two weeks before Trump clinched the GOP nomination, Manafort wrote an email to an intermediary of aluminum magnate Oleg Deripaska to ask if the Basic Element founder would like to be regularly updated on the progress of the campaign. ... Read more

Building the New American Economy: Smart, Fair, and Sustainable by Jeffrey D. Sachs

With a nation seemingly more divided than ever, many worry that Americans risk losing ground on solving the complex, interrelated problems the country faces--including rising inequality, the specter of climate change, astronomical health care costs, and economic stagnation. The renowned economist Jeffrey D. Sachs offers a practical approach to move America toward a new consensus: sustainable development. Sustainable development focuses on the economy, society, and the environment when shaping policy. A holistic approach emphasizing economic, social, and environmental objectives is key. In focusing too much on economic growth, the United States has neglected rising economic inequality and dire environmental threats. Now, even growth is imperiled.

In this passionate and powerful book -- part manifesto, part plan of action -- Sachs dwells on issues that have captivated the nation and political debate, including infrastructure, trade deals, energy policy, the proper size and role of government, the national debt, and income inequality. Not only does he provide illuminating and accessible explanations of the forces at work in each case, but he also presents specific policy solutions. His argument rises above the pessimism borne of political paralysis, economic stagnation, and partisanship to devise a brighter way forward, achievable both individually and collectively
Why Trump is Always (Always!) the Victim | Keith Olbermann | 09/20/17 | 5:32
This man [Trump] is a walking, talking double standard
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Thursday, September 21 [13:42]
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Thursday, September 21 (FULL) | 59:02
Note: on the full 59:02 video look for small white (or black) circles on the Progressbar they denote the different news stories. You can move the pointer on the Progressbar to jump to each story, and around the video.
Note2: You might have to scroll the windows down 1/2 inch to capture the full video.
  1. Headlines
  2. Environmental Disaster Looms in Puerto Rico, Lashed by Hurricane Maria & Left Without Power
  3. Jeff Sachs Warns "Nuclear War is A Real Threat" as Trump Threatens to "Totally Destroy" North Korea
  4. Economist Jeff Sachs: Americans Who Don't Want War with Iran Must Speak Out Now
  5. Trump Admin Doubles Down on Plans to Withdraw from Paris Deal as UNGA Makes Climate Top Priority
  6. "One Long Night": Writer Andrea Pitzer on History of Concentration Camps & Rise of Intolerance Today
Jeff Sachs Warns "Nuclear War is A Real Threat" as Trump Threatens to "Totally Destroy" North Korea | DN | 09/21/17 | 8:50
Economist Jeff Sachs: Americans Who Don't Want War with Iran Must Speak Out Now | DN | 09/21/17 | 6:38
Trump is Threatening More than Just the Iran Deal | TRNN | 09/20/17 | 18:27
Congress Spars on Healthcare, Unites to Fund War | TRNN | 09/21/17 | 13:28
Entire Country Without Power After Hurricane Maria | TYT | 09/20/17 | 5:32
Earthquake Death Toll Doubles | TYT | 09/20/17 | 6:52
Keiser Report: America's Falling Apart (E1123) | RT | 09/14/17 | 25:45
The1a.org
Paul Manafort In The Middle | 1a.org | 09/21/17 | 1hr
Paul Manafort helped chart Donald Trump's path to White House. But long before the lawyer-slash-lobbyist-turned-campaign chairman was a part of Trump's team, he was a name known to the FBI.

This week, reports emerged that the intelligence agency has been monitoring Manafort for several years, starting with a warrant that allowed the FBI to look into his work as a consultant with the Ukranian government. Ahead of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, the FBI wiretapped Manafort, according to CNN. And special counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading the investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election, appears to have taken a renewed interest in Manafort.

In July, FBI agents raided Manafort's home and Mueller's team could bring charges -- although it remains unclear how or if any of the focus on Manafort connects to the broader probe on Russia and the Trump campaign.

For now, Manafort is a man caught in the middle with a lot to answer for. How did he get there?
Following The Path From Paul Manafort To Robert Mueller | Rachel Maddow | 09/21/17 | 22:00
WSJ: Robert Mueller Office Interviewed Rod Rosenstein On James Comey Firing | Rachel Maddow | 09/20/17 | 5:32
Senator Jeff Flake On Health Bill: I'm Not Responding To Donors | MSNBC Morning Joe | 09/21/17 | 10:43
Jimmy Kimmel: Bill Cassidy Lied Right To My Face About Healthcare | MSNBC Last Word | 09/20/17 | 8:56
Mueller Seeks A Long List Of Donald Trump Docs In Growing Russia Probe | MSNBC 11th Hour | 09/20/17 | 7:32
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Trump's UN Speech Advocates For Both Peace And Nuclear War | Stephen Colbert | 09/20/17 | 8:13
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Jimmy Kimmel Fights Back Against Bill Cassidy, Lindsey Graham & Chris Christie | Jimmy Kimmel | 09/20/17 | 10:05
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Is There Any Hope For The Left? | Samantha Bee | 09/20/17 | 6:04
General Kelly v. "Honorable" Omarosa | Samantha Bee | 09/20/17 | 6:37
Freedom(ish) Of Speech | Samantha Bee | 09/20/17 | 7:18
Late Night with Seth Meyers
The Check In: Who the Hell is Dana Rohrabacher? | Seth Meyers | 09/20/17 | 7:14

Wednesday September 20, 2017

Hurricane Maria Slams Into Puerto Rico
HP | Lydia O'Connor | 09/20/17

urricane Maria slammed into eastern Puerto Rico on Wednesday morning as a potentially catastrophic Category 4 storm, threatening the area with vicious winds and dangerous flooding.

The hurricane's eyewall passed over Vieques around 4 a.m. eastern before heading towards the main island, the National Hurricane Center said. The storm made landfall on the eastern part of the island, near Yabucoa, around 6:15 a.m. with wind speeds of up to 155 mph. ... Read more
Ventusky.com website 09/20/17 11:10 est

Everybody still hates Hillary Clinton: But why?
Salon | Conor Lynch | 09/20/17

Clinton is right that sexism played a huge role in her defeat -- but there are other factors she simply doesn't get

Hillary Clinton is back in the public eye to promote her new memoir on the 2016 election, but most Americans would apparently prefer her to just go away. That's according to a recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, which found that just 30 percent of respondents had a very positive or somewhat positive view of the former Democratic nominee, who seems to be getting even less popular as the 2016 election recedes further into the past.

This poll couldn't have come at a more inconvenient time for Clinton, who attempts to explain last year's election in her aptly titled new book, "What Happened," which caused a stir well before its official publication date after a few passages were leaked online. As the former secretary of state proceeds with her nationwide book tour and several high-profile media appearances, she remains an extremely divisive figure, and 10 months after losing the election she has yet to figure out why. ... Read more

Photos of the Earthquake in Mexico City
TheAtlantic | Alan Taylor | 09/19/17

On September 19, 2017, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake shook Mexico City, rattling skyscrapers and sending millions into the streets. Reuters is reporting at least 200 deaths across several Mexican states. Coincidentally, Tuesday was the 32nd anniversary of the devastating 1985 Mexico City earthquake, an occasion that led to many first responders and volunteers already being gathered outside, taking part in earthquake-preparedness drills. Below, some early images of the still-unfolding disaster in Mexico City. Updated with new 12 new images on September 20. ... Read more

Donald Trump's Dangerous North Korea Gambit
WiredMagazine| Brian Barrett | 09/19/17

ON TUESDAY MORNING, Donald Trump gave a bombastic speech to the assembled delegates of the United Nations. Pay special attention to how he addressed North Korea and its looming nuclear threat. Unlike most of what Trump said otherwise, its implications are as wide-ranging as they are grim.

"The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea," said Trump. "'Rocket Man' is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime." ... Read more
Trump Speaks To UN, Threatens To Destroy North Korea | TYT | 09/19/17 | 16:03

Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Wednesday, September 20 [9:27]
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Wednesday, September 20 (FULL) | 59:02
Note: on the full 59:02 video look for small white (or black) circles on the Progressbar they denote the different news stories. You can move the pointer on the Progressbar to jump to each story, and around the video.
Note2: You might have to scroll the windows down 1/2 inch to capture the full video.
  1. Headlines
  2. Hundreds Dead in Mexico After Earthquake Strikes on Anniversary of Devastating 1985 Quake
  3. Hurricane Maria Strikes Puerto Rico, Threatening to Be Most Catastrophic Storm in a Century
  4. Senate Republicans Scramble to Secure Votes for Last-Ditch Effort to Repeal Affordable Care Act
  5. Advocates Warn All Rohingya May Be Driven Out of Burma If Military's Ethnic Cleansing Continues
  6. Cuban Lawyer Slams Trump as "Enemy to Most of the World" as He Vows Not to Lift Sanctions
*Phyllis Bennis -> Trump's Threat to 'Totally Destroy' North Korea is Illegal | TRNN | 09/19/17 | 23:21
US Increases Military Budget By $80 Billion | TYT | 09/19/17 | 8:03
Trump Saw France's Military Parade And Now He Wants One | TYT | 09/19/17 | 8:18
The1a.org
The United Nations Without The United States | 1a.org | 09/20/17 | 1hr
President Donald Trump addressed the world Tuesday morning from the United Nations General Assembly, an organization he has criticized in the past.

As expected, the remarks echoed the president's nationalist platform. At the podium, he reminded world leaders, "I will always put America first just like you, the leaders of your countries, should put your countries first." The president called the Iran nuclear deal "embarrassing" and threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea "if forced."
Lawrence: Why Donald Trump's UN Speech Worst, Most Dangerous In History | MSNBC Last Word | 09/19/17 | 9:57
Joe: Once Again, GOP Trying To Pass Terrible Bill | MSNBC Morning Joe | 09/20/17 | 5:01
Minus Bombast, President Donald Trump UN Speech Proves Conventional | 09/20/17 | 11:05
Madeleine Albright: The Tone Of Donald Trump's Speech Was 'Really Bad' | 09/20/17 | 10:12
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Trump's UN Speech Advocates For Both Peace And Nuclear War | Stephen Colbert | 09/20/17 | 4:48
Kim Jong-Un Responds To Trump's 'Rocket Man' Nickname | Stephen Colbert | 09/20/17 | 1:24
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
A Trumpian Debut at the United Nations | Trevor Noah | 09/18/17 | 7:50
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Manafort, Rocket Man and the New GOP Health Care Bill: A Closer Look | Seth Meyers | 09/19/17 | 11:43

Tuesday September 19, 2017

Trump Threatens To 'Totally Destroy' North Korea In 'America First' Speech At United Nations
HP | Marina Fang | 09/19/17

Trump also strongly indicated he would not renew the Iranian nuclear deal, in a forceful first speech before the international body.

President Donald Trump forcefully defended the United States and condemned North Korea and Iran in his first speech before the United Nations General Assembly, hailing "strong, sovereign nations" and urging fellow world leaders to "put your countries first," while trying to strike a cordial tone on the international alliances he had previously criticized.

"As president of the United States, I will always put America first," he said. "The United States will always be a great friend to the world and especially to its allies, but we can no longer be taken advantage of or enter into a one-sided deal in which the United States gets nothing in return." ... Read more

Scott Pruitt shifts on climate change: "How much do we contribute to it?"
Salon | Jarrett Lyons | 09/19/17

The head of the EPA says that humans may be responsible for climate change

On Fox News Tuesday morning, Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt finally admitted that humans contributed to climate change, but is still skeptical about to the degree to which human activity affects the environment.

"No one questions that the climate changes. No one questions that we contribute to it in some way. That's not the question overall." Pruitt said in the interview. "The question is as we look as this issue, how much do we contribute to it, and what can we do about it," he said. ... Read more

Petro Dollar Breaking Down
*Why is the MSM (Finally) Reporting on the Petrodollar? | CorbettReport | older, but timely 01/01/16 | 17:09

New study: White people lack empathy across the socioeconomic spectrum
Salon | Sophia Tesfaye | 09/19/17

Apparent empathy gap among white Americans shows up on questions of both race and economics, study finds

Since the election of Donald Trump, the hunt to figure out what's the matter with White America has pitted racism against economic anxiety as if those things existed in separate and competing silos, forcing a narrow debate about the future of identity politics that seemingly goes nowhere. Instead of a post-racial America, two terms of America's first black president left many voters -- and a large majority of political pundits -- ill-equipped to discuss what it means to be white in America at precisely the time when whites have reasserted their collective identity in this nation. ... Read more

Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Tuesday, September 19 [9:07]
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Tuesday, September 19 (FULL) | 59:02
Note: on the full 59:02 video look for small white (or black) circles on the Progressbar they denote the different news stories. You can move the pointer on the Progressbar to jump to each story, and around the video.
Note2: You might have to scroll the windows down 1/2 inch to capture the full video.
  1. Headlines
  2. Naomi Klein Warns Europe May Water Down Paris Accord to Win Support from Trump
  3. Naomi Klein: We Are Seeing the Shock Doctrine in Effect After Hurricanes Harvey & Irma
  4. No Is Not Enough: Naomi Klein on Bernie's Medicare-for-All Bill & Future of Democratic Party
*Col. Larry Wilkerson -> Trump a 'Diplomatic Fiasco' at the UN | TRNN | 09/18/17 | 22:22
*TRNN SPECIAL: Trump, The Koch Brothers and Their War on Climate Science | TRNN | 09/18/17 | 32:05
Keiser Report: RIP, Petrodollar? (E1121) | RT | 09/09/17 | 25:48
Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg: Global Trade Will Help Boost Our Economy | 09/19/17 | 8:58
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Profiles in Tremendousness - Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin | 09/18/17 | 7:17

Monday September 18, 2017

Twitter Man vs. Rocket Man
Politico | Susan B. Glasser | 09/18/17

What the heck is happening with North Korea? I asked two people who actually know, and they are as scared of Trump as of Kim Jong Un.

Back in July, President Donald Trump was already escalating his rhetoric against North Korea as it became clear the rogue state was on the brink of a major breakthrough in its nuclear program, development of a ballistic missile capable of striking the continental United States. Still, he insisted, “I don’t draw red lines,” and wouldn’t be sucked into doing so.

But that was before North Korea conducted its largest nuclear weapon test ever and sent missiles flying directly over Japan. And before Trump threatened “fire and fury” and declared a North Korean bomb capable of reaching the United States “unacceptable.” And before Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, his national security adviser, warned on Friday that, all talk to the contrary, “there is a military option.”

All of which means that, whether he calls it one or not, Trump now has a red line – a move that a number of U.S. national security hands I’ve spoken with recently consider to be a serious and even “self-inflicted” escalation of what has become a genuine crisis with North Korea. ... Read more

“A single point of failure in the U.S. government-collateralized repo market, which is huge and is essentially the liquidity engine for the country, is a little bit unnerving just in itself,” said Adam Dean, managing director at Square 1 Asset Management. “It’s not an ideal situation.”

Wall Street’s Trillion-Dollar Monopoly Has Repo Traders on Edge
Bloomberg | Liz McCormick | 09/17/17

Come mid-2018, just one entity -- the Bank of New York Mellon Corp. -- will be responsible for ensuring almost two trillion dollars of securities financed by so-called repurchase agreements are cleared and settled each and every day. With its lone longtime rival, JPMorgan Chase & Co., exiting the business, BNY Mellon began the process of moving over clients this summer.

... It’s hard to overstate how important the repo market is to modern American finance. The short-term loans, which dealers usually get by putting up U.S. government debt as collateral, serve a crucial role in day-to-day trading on Wall Street. Not only do repos support liquidity in the $14.1 trillion Treasury market, but the financing they provide also helps grease the wheels of trading in assets as varied as stocks, corporate bonds and currencies. ... Read more

Trump Leaves CNN Panel Dumbfounded with a Tweet that Shows Him Hitting Hillary Clinton with a Golfball
AlterNet | David Edwards / Raw Story | 09/17/17

Pundits on CNN were caught speechless on Sunday after President Donald Trump retweeted a video of him hitting Hillary Clinton with a golfball.

“The president of the United States retweeted that this morning,” CNN host John King noted. “Why?” “He’s a disrupter,” New York Times reporter Julie Hirschfeld Davis explained. “He has these impulses, he enjoys engaging on social media. You hear him talking about that, that is so important to his identity. People want to hear from him.” ... Read more
John King: Trump tweet of him hitting Hillary with golfball is 'insane' | RawStory | 09/17/17 | 5:02

The Storm after the Storm
60Minutes | author | 09/03/16

FEMA administrator Brock Long has warned the recovery will be a "slow and frustrating process." Assessing the property loss and repairing or replacing homes and businesses will take years. And it will cost tens of billions of dollars in insurance settlements. The victims are relying on it.

But, as we first reported some two and a half years after Hurricane Sandy devastated parts of the East Coast, Sandy's victims were hit by another disaster -- we called it "the storm after the storm."

Many people said they were cheated out of their insurance claims. Thousands of claims remained unresolved for years, and there was evidence that many homeowners were victims of apparent wide-scale fraud -- where original damage reports were later changed to make it look like the damage wasn't as bad. ... Read more

As Hurricane Harvey survivors face a difficult future, 60 Minutes looks back at Hurricane Sandy and why so many families didn't get the help they deserve | 60Minutes | 09/03/17 | 13:23
Note: You might have to click 4 times on the vertical scrollbar and 1 click on the horizonatal scrollbar to center the video.
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Monday, September 18 [13:38]
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Monday, September 18 (FULL) | 59:02
Note: on the full 59:02 video look for small white (or black) circles on the Progressbar they denote the different news stories. You can move the pointer on the Progressbar to jump to each story, and around the video.
Note2: You might have to scroll the windows down 1/2 inch to capture the full video.
  1. Headlines
  2. Naomi Klein Warns Europe May Water Down Paris Accord to Win Support from Trump
  3. Naomi Klein: We Are Seeing the Shock Doctrine in Effect After Hurricanes Harvey & Irma
  4. No Is Not Enough: Naomi Klein on Bernie's Medicare-for-All Bill & Future of Democratic Party
The1a.org
Propaganda In Your Politics | 1a.org | 09/18/17 | 1hr
Americans are free to believe anything they want -- even what’s reported on a cable news channel funded by the Kremlin. The U.S. federal government considers Russia Today (RT) propaganda and wants it to register as a foreign agent.

But RT says there’s no difference between it and the BBC in the UK, and that many of the stories they report -- like the Seth Rich murder conspiracy -- also receive coverage on Fox News.

How is Russia influencing what we know? And will we see more propaganda popping up on-air and online soon?
The Vietnam War by Ken Burns with Lynn Novick, 18 hours of the miniseries (which are spread across 10 parts)

The brilliant, infuriating, boring, hypnotic Ken Burns documentary The Vietnam War
Vox | Todd VanDerWerff | 09/08/17

... The Vietnam War, the filmmaker’s latest, which he co-directed with Lynn Novick, reflects the present in ways that can be uncomfortable. It’s about an unpopular president — actually, two unpopular presidents — who stews about unfair treatment from the press and protesters. It’s about a country that seems on the brink of fracturing over very different ideals of what that country should be. And it’s about the rise of a movement that believes “law and order” is more important than any other fundamental right. ... Read more
Episode 01 | Déjà Vu (1858-1961) - After a century of French occupation, Vietnam emerges independent but divided. | PBS | 09/18/17 | 1:25:46 |

After a long and brutal war, Vietnamese revolutionaries led by Ho Chi Minh end nearly a century of French colonial occupation. With the Cold War intensifying, Vietnam is divided in two at Geneva. Communists in the north aim to reunify the country, while America supports Ngo Dinh Diem’s untested regime in the south.
Episode 02 | Riding the Tiger (1961-63) - President Kennedy inspires idealistic young Americans to serve their country and wrestles with how deeply to get involved in South Vietnam. As the increasingly autocratic Diem regime faces a growing communist insurgency and widespread Buddhist protests, a grave political crisis unfolds.
The Vietnam War debuts Sunday, September 17 at 8 pm Eastern on PBS in most markets. You should, as is always the case with PBS, check your local listings. Further episodes will air through Thursday, September 28, taking Friday, September 22 and Saturday, September 23 off. The first five episodes will be available to stream on PBS’s website on Sunday, September 17, and the last five episodes will be available Sunday, September 24.
The Vietnam War by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick website
New York Times Uncovers Russia's 21st Century Propaganda Machine | MSNBC Morning Joe | 09/18/17 | 7:58
'This is wrong': Trump retweets golf ball animation | MSNBC Morning Joe | 09/18/17 | 9:31
Reporter: Find Me An Enthusiastic Rex Tillerson Advocate In White House | MSNBC Morning Joe | 09/18/17 | 4:40
A 'Controversial Option' That May Work In North Korea? | MSNBC Morning Joe | 09/18/17 | 8:01
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Life After Hate | Samantha Bee | 09/13/17 | 7:02

Friday September 15, 2017

Trump's tweet on London attack draws ire from U.K. officials
Politico | Nolan D. McCaskill | 09/15/17

'These are sick and demented people who were in the sights of Scotland Yard. Must be proactive!' Trump tweets.

Donald Trump implied that authorities were monitoring those responsible for setting off explosives in the London subway early Friday morning, drawing rebukes from officials in the United Kingdom as they respond to the attack.

Prime Minister Theresa May reproached Trump for his rhetoric. “I never think it’s helpful for anybody to speculate on what is an ongoing investigation,” she said. “As I’ve just said, the police and security services are working to discover the full circumstances of this cowardly attack and to identify all those responsible.” ... Read more

Mnuchin: Honeymoon plane request was 'not about convenience'
Politico | Madeline Conway | 09/14/17

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Thursday defended his request to take a government plane on his honeymoon, insisting that it was about national security, and “not about convenience.”

Reports that Mnuchin had asked to take a government plane with his new wife, actress Louise Linton, to Europe for their honeymoon this summer prompted immediate criticism on Wednesday. ... Read more
Mnuchin Tries To Bill Taxpayers For Honeymoon | TYT | 09/14/17 | 5:42

The Loneliest President
Politico | Michael Kruse | date

He’s increasingly isolated in the White House, but for Donald Trump, being alone is not a liability. It’s where he’s most comfortable.

SOLATED?” read the subject line. “Friend,” Donald Trump wrote recently to supporters in a fundraising email. “The fake news keeps saying, ‘President Trump is isolated.’ … They say I’m isolated by lobbyists, corporations, grandstanding politicians, and Hollywood. GOOD! I don’t want them,” he fumed, employing italics for emphasis.

Sent on August 28, two days after Hurricane Harvey inundated Houston, Trump’s defiant appeal acknowledged the mounting perception that nearly eight months into his first term -- and in the aftermath of his racially divisive response to the violence in Charlottesville -- he’s never been politically more lonely. He’s at odds with Congress -- including leaders and members of his own party -- and his deal-making with Democrats is angering some of his most ardent conservative supporters. He’s been abandoned and censured by art leaders, business leaders and world leaders. His Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida is bleeding bookings. And he’s losing favored aides due to the actions of his own chief of staff, General John Kelly, who restricts access to the president with the diligence of a border guard. Last week, the New York Times described Trump as a “solitary cowboy,” reminding readers he once called himself “the Lone Ranger.” ... Read more

The Occupation of the American Mind, narrador Roger Waters of Pink Floyd "The Occupation of the American Mind": Documentary Looks at Israel's PR War in the United States | DN | 09/14/17 | 19:22
The Occupation of the American Mind - RAI with Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters (1/3) | TRNN | 05/13/16 | 24:10
It’s Now Dawned on Trump: People Hate Him (#122) | Keith Olbermann | 09/14/17 | 6:44
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Friday, September 15 [13:20]
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Friday, September 15 (FULL) | 59:02
Note: on the full 59:02 video look for small white (or black) circles on the Progressbar they denote the different news stories. You can move the pointer on the Progressbar to jump to each story, and around the video.
Note2: You might have to scroll the windows down 1/2 inch to capture the full video.
  1. Headlines
  2. Deregulated & Unaccountable: For-Profit Nursing Homes in Florida Face Scrutiny After Irma Deaths
  3. The Forgotten Americans: Why Did U.S. Media Ignore U.S. Virgin Islands Devastated by Irma?
  4. South Asia: 1,300 Dead, 40 Million Impacted in Climate Change-Linked Flooding
Pink Floyd Founder Roger Waters: BDS is One of "Most Admirable" Displays of Resistance in the World | DN | 09/14/17 | 11:07
Thomas Frank, author of 'What's the Matter with Kansas?' and 'Listen, LIberal,' talks about his journey from being an enthusiastic supporter of the Vietnam War and Ronald Reagan to embracing Franklin Roosevelt and socialist Bernie Sanders (5/6) | TRNN | 09/15/17 | 22:31
Racists FURIOUS At Superman | TYT | 09/14/17 | 5:17
Trump Flip-Flops On DACA | TYT | 09/14/17 | 9:57
Right Wing HEARTBROKEN Over Trump Deal | TYT | 09/14/17 | 8:12
Sean Hannity Struggling With Trump Defense | TYT | 09/14/17 | 5:06
The1a.org
Friday News - Domestic | 1a.org | 09/15/17 | 1hr
Donald Trump has found new bargaining partners on Capitol Hill. After meeting over a meal, the president and Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi are close to a deal that would continue the protections of the Delayed Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. Many Republicans aren’t happy about the talks. The president is now in Florida surveying damage from Hurricane Irma. Meanwhile, wildfires continue to burn in the West and Northwest.

In the Senate, many Democrats are signing on to Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for all plan.
Friday News - International | 1a.org | 09/15/17 | 1hr
More than 12,000 troops from Russia and Belarus are engaged in war games that have prompted Ukraine’s capital city Kiev to ramp up border security. Is this massive joint military exercise anything to worry about?

Plus, the long process of rebuilding has begun in the Caribbean after Hurricane Irma while residents are on edge that another big storm could strike the already devastated islands.

And we’ll have an update on the growing refugee crisis in Myanmar.
Rachel Maddow Hillary Clinton Full One-on-One Interview | MSNBC Rachel Maddow | 09/14/17 | 43:19
NYT: Donald Trump Tried To Oust 'Idiot' Sessions Over Russia | MSNBC Ari Melber | 09/14/17 | 4:47
Is Everything Fine Now With Sessions And President Donald Trump? | MSNBC Morning Joe | 09/15/17 | 5:03
Morning Joe Panel Debates Ben Shapiro And Free Speech On Campuses | MSNBC Morning Joe | 09/15/17 | 16:01
How Russian Social Media Impacted The Election | MSNBC Morning Joe | 09/15/17 | 11:47
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
A Dreamer Is A Wish Your Trump Takes | Samantha Bee | 09/14/17 | 7:11
What’d We Miss: Tuggin’ Ted, Hurricanes & Humanity | Samantha Bee | 09/14/17 | 6:17
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Trump Supporters Sour Over a Bipartisan DACA Deal | 09/14/17 | 6:51
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Trump and Democrats Discuss a DACA Deal | Seth Meyer | 09/14/17 | 8:54

Thursday September 14, 2017

Donald Trump Denies DACA Deal, But Doesn't Dispute Its Key Points
HP | Willa Frej | 09/14/17

... Trump's Thursday comments followed a dinner he held the previous evening with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (N.Y.). Following the meeting, they announced that the president agreed to a border security plan that would offer protections to the 800,000 Dreamers, and that the wall was not part of the deal. ... Read more
Did Chuck Schumer And Nancy Pelosi Roll Donald Trump On DACA? | MSNBC Last Word | 09/13/17 | 9:53

How the Bernie Sanders Plan Would Both Beef Up and Slim Down Medicare
NYTimes | Margot Sanger-Katz | 09/13/17

In his big new single-payer health care bill, Senator Bernie Sanders says he wants to turn the country's health system into "Medicare for all." But his bill actually outlines a system very different from the current Medicare program.

The Sanders plan envisions changing Medicare in two important ways. First, it would make it more generous than it has ever been, expanding it to cover new types of benefits and to erase most direct health care costs for consumers. Those changes would tend to make it more expensive.

But it also would put the Medicare program on the sort of diet it has never attempted. Those changes, still in sketch form in the legislation, are in many ways the heart of its long-term overhaul plan. The changes are intended to make the health care system more affordable, but the details could have big effects on what sorts of care might be developed and made available. ... Read more

Bannon's Oligarch Cage Match Worries GOP
AlterNet | Adele M. Stan / The American Prospect | 09/13/17

Backing primary challengers to Republican senators, Bannon is pitting his patron, Robert Mercer, against the Koch brothers.

Stephen K. Bannon, current Breitbart News CEO and former White House strategist, is everywhere these days, it seems--on your TV, college campuses, and smack in the middle of the midterm congressional elections.

The day his blustery interview with Charlie Rose aired on the September 10 edition of CBS's 60 Minutes, word spread of Bannon's intervention in campaigns for upcoming U.S. Senate campaigns; he's backing primary challengers to sitting Republican Senators Jeff Flake of Arizona, Luther Strange of Alabama, and Dean Heller of Nevada. It's not his own money he's spending, of course. For this project, as for most recent Bannon escapades, the money is coming from Robert Mercer, the reclusive hedge-fund billionaire, according to Alex Isenstadt of Politico. Also under consideration for the Bannon treatment, Politico reports, is Roger Wicker of Mississippi, and Bob Corker of Tennessee. Their sin? Insufficient loyalty to President Donald J. Trump. ... Read more

The Media Doesn't Understand What Trump is Doing (#121) | Keith Olbermann | 09/13/17 | 6:24
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Thursday, September 14 (FULL) | 59:02
Note: on the full 59:02 video look for small white (or black) circles on the Progressbar they denote the different news stories. You can move the pointer on the Progressbar to jump to each story, and around the video.
Note2: You might have to scroll the windows down 1/2 inch to capture the full video.
  1. Headlines
  2. Pink Floyd Founder Roger Waters: BDS is One of "Most Admirable" Displays of Resistance in the World
  3. "The Occupation of the American Mind": Documentary Looks at Israel's PR War in the United States
  4. Roger Waters Criticizes Senate Bill Criminalizing BDS & Radiohead's Recent Concert in Tel Aviv
Bernie Sanders' Medicare-For-All Bill EXPLAINED | TYT | 09/13/17 | 10:56
"Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) unveiled Wednesday a new version of his plan to give everybody government-run health insurance, potentially opening a new chapter in the ongoing debate over how to make health care in the U.S. more affordable and available.

The plan calls for an overhaul of American health insurance with a souped-up, more generous version of Medicare replacing nearly all private health insurance ? and government exerting far more control over the cost of medical care. It would arguably be the most ambitious social welfare initiative in U.S. history, but Sanders told HuffPost in an interview Tuesday that he believes America is ready for it.

"The American people are catching on to where the Republicans are coming from, they see the limitations of the Affordable Care Act and they're looking at the alternatives," Sanders said. "And this is a rational alternative."

Sanders has been waging a frequently lonely crusade for this kind of universal health care since the early 1990s, when he first came to Congress. In 2013, when he introduced a previous iteration of the bill, he had no support from his colleagues. But in a clear sign of the idea's increasing popularity, as well as Sanders' influence within progressive politics, 16 Democratic senators are co-sponsoring the bill."
The1a.org
Single-Payer Gains Support In Congress, And In The Public | 1a.org | 09/14/17 | 1hr
Senator Bernie Sanders' new bill creating a "Medicare for all" system in the United States isn't the first piece of legislation to propose a single-payer system in the United States. But it could become the most popular. More than a dozen Senate Democrats support Sanders' bill. And in the House, most Democrats support a similar measure.

For years, single-payer was a non-starter in Congress, but that may no longer be the case, as public support continues to climb for a single national health care plan.
PBS NewsHour full episode, September 13, 3017 | PBS NewsHour | 09/13/17 | 53:51
Katy Tur Talks With Chuck Todd About 'Unbelievable', Covering Donald Trump And More | MSNBC | 09/13/17 | 1:16:41
President Donald Trump Gets Things Done By Not Talking To GOP | MSNBC Morning Joe | 09/14/17 | 14:49
What Everyone Missed In The Donald Trump Jr. Emails | MSNBC All In | 09/12/17 | 8:47
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Violent Buddhists Target Muslims in Myanmar | Trevor Noah | 09/13/17 | 6:07
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Mueller Goes for the Kill, Trump Pushes Tax Cuts: A Closer Look | Seth Meyers | 09/13/17 | 8:30

Wednesday September 13, 2017

*Bernie Sanders To Introduce Single-Payer Bill With Major Support In Senate
HP | By Daniel Marans | 09/13/17

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will introduce on Wednesday a new version of his plan to give everybody government-run health insurance, potentially opening a new chapter in the ongoing debate over how to make health care in the U.S. more affordable and available.

The plan calls for an overhaul of American health insurance with a souped-up, more generous version of Medicare replacing nearly all private health insurance ? and government exerting far more control over the cost of medical care. It would arguably be the most ambitious social welfare initiative in U.S. history, but Sanders told HuffPost in an interview Tuesday that he believes America is ready for it.

"The American people are catching on to where the Republicans are coming from, they see the limitations of the Affordable Care Act and they're looking at the alternatives," Sanders said. "And this is a rational alternative." ... Read more

We know that the U.S. military is the largest consumers of fossil fuel. And is therefore one of the greatest contributors to CO2 levels in the world, not only here in the United States but because they have bases around the world, and they're fighting in various wars, like in Syria, they are one of the greatest contributors.

Purged Facebook Page Tied to the Kremlin Spread Anti-Immigrant Bile
NYTimes | Scott Shane | 09/12/17

The notice went out on Facebook last year, calling citizens of Twin Falls, Idaho, to an urgent meeting about the "huge upsurge of violence toward American citizens" by Muslim refugees who had settled there.

The inflammatory post, however, originated not in Idaho but in Russia. The meeting's sponsor, an anti-immigrant page called "Secured Borders," was one of hundreds of fake Facebook accounts created by a Russian company with Kremlin ties to spread vitriolic messages on divisive issues.>/p>

Facebook acknowledged last week that it had closed the accounts after linking them to advertisements costing $100,000 that were purchased in Russia's influence campaign during and after the 2016 election. But the company declined to release or describe in detail the pages and profiles it had linked to Russia. ... Read more

At the Apple Keynote, Selling Us a Better Vision of Ourselves
NYTimes | author | 09/12/17

This year is the 10th anniversary of the iPhone. It's also the 10th anniversary of the Apple keynote at which Steve Jobs announced the original device. The first one was a tour de force, Mr. Jobs leading a rapt audience as he asked them to imagine an iPod, a phone and a pocket internet device all in one.

Mr. Jobs, who died in 2011, loomed over Tuesday's nostalgic presentation. The Apple C.E.O., Tim Cook, paid tribute, his voice cracking with emotion, Mr. Jobs's steeple-fingered image looming as big onstage as Big Brother's face in the classic Macintosh "1984" commercial. Mr. Cook even revived Mr. Jobs's patented "One more thing ..." line, but reverentially: "We have great respect for these words, and we don't use them lightly." ... Read more
Steve Jobs introduces iPhone in 2007 | Apple | 2007 | 10:19

Aftermath of Hurricane Irma
Drone footage reveals staggering damage in Florida Keys | FoxNews | 09/12/17 | 4:45
New Drone Footage Shows Devastation in Nanny Cay after Hurricane Irma | | 09/12/17 | 10:10
Aerial Footage of Hurricane Irma Damage in Florida Keys | WeatherNation | 09/12/17 | 1:28
Robert Mueller is Zeroing in on Trump's Cover Up (#120) | Keith Olbermann | 09/12/17 | 9:21
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Wednesday, September 13 [12:16]
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Wednesday, September 13 (FULL) | 59:02
Note: on the full 59:02 video look for small white (or black) circles on the Progressbar they denote the different news stories. You can move the pointer on the Progressbar to jump to each story, and around the video.
Note2: You might have to scroll the windows down 1/2 inch to capture the full video.
  1. Headlines
  2. "Pivotal Moment in American History": Sen. Sanders Unveils Medicare-for-All Bill with 15 Co-Sponsors
  3. Background Checks for Voting?: Inside the Trump Election Commission's Contentious Second Meeting
  4. "Will the 9/11 Case Finally Go to Trial?": Andrew Cockburn on New Evidence Linking Saudis to Attacks
*Col. Larry Wilkerson Interview -> Is the Military Prepared for Climate Crisis? | TRNN | 09/11/17 | 13:46
Democrats Follow Bernie Sanders' Lead on Single-Payer | TRNN | 09/11/17 | 12:26
Did CBS Try To Make Steve Bannon Look Bad? | TYT | 09/12/17 | 4:20
Sheriff Apologizes For "All Lives Splatter" Facebook Meme | TYT | 09/12/17 | 6:10
The1a.org
The Islands After Irma | 1a.org | 09/13/17 | 1hr
Reports of severe devastation have been pouring in from the Caribbean since Hurricane Irma slammed into the islands last week. Communities have been all but destroyed. Food and water are scarce. And local economies that rely on a constant flow of tourist dollars could tank.

We take a virtual visit to the Caribbean to see how residents are faring in the aftermath of the storm and we hear how conversations about rebuilding the islands are taking shape.
Senator Jeff Flake's Reality Check For Republicans | 1a.org | 09/13/17 | 1hr
When Arizona Senator Jeff Flake released his book, "Conscience of a Conservative" this summer, he knew he'd have to be ready to joust with the most powerful person in his Republican party: President Donald Trump.

Flake's message that the GOP has lost its way "in a race to the bottom to see who can be meaner and madder and crazier" did get a rise out of the president. But it also spoke to Republicans who want to see their party return to traditional conservatism as upheld by Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan.

Flake discusses what he thinks is missing from today's conservative leadership and what could heal the ever-widening rift within the Republican Party.
Facts And Friction | 1a.org | 09/13/17 | 1hr
There's no such thing, unfortunately, anymore as facts - by Donald Trump surrogate Scottie Nell Hughes 2016

Many, many people disagree. America, circa 2017, may be a land of fantastical thinking and "fake news" (whatever that is), but fact checking is big business.

Whether with Truth-O-Meters or Pinocchios -- which the president says he doesn't like -- news organizations have become ever-vigilant in monitoring for any sign of fire around political pants. Even Snopes, a website that once mostly dealt in debunking urban legends and bizarre Internet claims, is now a player in serious journalism.

But how do they tell truth from fiction, and claims from opinions? And who fact-checks the fact checkers?
PBS NewsHour full episode Sept. 12, 2017 | PBS | 09/12/17 | 55:03
Donald Trump Exposed For Lie About Sketchy Business Partner, Russia Deal | MSNBC Rachel Maddow | 09/12/17 | 8:50
*Sketchy Donald Trump Deal Eyed For Ties To Iran | MSNBC Rachel Maddow | older 03/06/17 | 23:10
*Donald Trump Nativist Speech Follows Dark US Pattern | MSNBC Rachel Maddow | older 09/01/16 | 16:22
*Donald Trump Get-Rich-Quick Scheme Exposed | MSNBC Rachel Maddow | older 07/01/16 | 13:40
Which Direction Will President Donald Trump Go On Tax Reform? | MSNBC Morning Joe | 09/13/17 | 11:03
Senate To Vote On Senator Rand Paul's War Powers Repeal Proposal | MSNBC Morning Joe | 09/13/17 | 6:17
Household Income Hits New High But Inequality Still Wide | MSNBC Morning Joe | 09/13/17 | 3:11
Keeping Track of the Alt Right - Alex Jones
Roger Stone: Why Did Donald Trump's Body Guard/Best Friend Resign? | Infowars | 09/12/17 | 14:46
Exclusive: President Trump Being Drugged Ahead Of Coup, Sources Claim | Infowars | 09/12/17 | 18:03
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Trump's Pick To Head NASA Has No Background In Science | Stephen Colbert | 09/10/17 | 3:03
Stephen Watched Trump's Ivanka Comments So You Don't Have To | Stephen Colbert | 09/08/17 | 6:50
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
President Trump: America's S**ttiest Miss America Contestant | Trevor Noah | 09/12/17 | 6:58

Tuesday September 12, 2017
Breitbart's Bannon declares war on the GOP | 60Minutes | 09/10/17 | 27:18
Note: You might have to click 4 times on the vertical scrollbar and 1 click on the horizonatal scrollbar to center the video.

Steve Bannon, Trump's ex-chief strategist, tells 60 Minutes why he's out at the White House and criticizes the GOP for not supporting the president. "They're gonna be held accountable," he says.

Will Donald Trump Destroy the Presidency?
TheAtlantic | Jack Goldsmith | 10/ /17

He disdains the rule of law. He's trampling norms of presidential behavior. And he's bringing vital institutions down with him.

onald trump is testing the institution of the presidency unlike any of his 43 predecessors. We have never had a president so ill-informed about the nature of his office, so openly mendacious, so self-destructive, or so brazen in his abusive attacks on the courts, the press, Congress (including members of his own party), and even senior officials within his own administration. Trump is a Frankenstein's monster of past presidents' worst attributes: Andrew Jackson's rage; Millard Fillmore's bigotry; James Buchanan's incompetence and spite; Theodore Roosevelt's self-aggrandizement; Richard Nixon's paranoia, insecurity, and indifference to law; and Bill Clinton's lack of self-control and reflexive dishonesty. ... Read more

Harvard psychiatrist Lance Dodes: Donald Trump is a "sociopath" and "a very sick individual"
Salon | Chauncey Devega | 09/12/17

Harvard professor and psychoanalyst on the "antiquated" Goldwater rule and our president's "serious mental illness"

The president of the United States is a global celebrity whose every action is endlessly commented upon and dissected for meaning by the news media, foreign powers (both friends and foes alike) and the public.

In the age of television and now the internet, there are hundreds of thousands of hours of video and audio footage of every president widely available. There are also rumors and leaks from within the White House and other branches of government that can help paint a picture of a given president's moods, desires, thoughts and other behavior. What is to be done if this evidence collectively suggests that the president of the United States is mentally ill? ... Read more
Harvard psychiatrist Lance Dodes: Donald Trump is a "sociopath" and "a very sick individual" | Salon | 09/12/17 | 1:50

Naomi Klein -> Shock Doctrine
The Shock Doctrine (2009)
An investigation of "disaster capitalism", based on Naomi Klein's proposition that neo-liberal capitalism feeds on natural disasters, war and terror to establish its dominance.
Naomi Klein: How to Resist Trump's Shock Doctrine | TheIntercept | 06/13/17 | 8:54
Naomi Klein: The Worst Is Yet to Come with Trump, So We Must be Ready for Shock Politics | DN | | 23:14
No is Not Enough.org website
Storm Surge from Tropical Storm Irma Floods Downtown Charleston, SC | WeatherNation | 09/11/17 | 0:35
Residents In Florida Assess Hurricane Irma Damage | CBS | 09/11/17 | 5:39
Donald Trump Calls Into WWOR/UPN 9 News on 9/11 | Fox5NY | | 9:55
Keith Olbermann
How Did Trump Remember 9/11? (#119) | Keith Olbermann | 09/11/17 | 4:49
Trump Will Soon Be the Ex-POTUS (#118) | Keith Olbermann | 09/08/17 | 5:46
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Tuesday, September 12 [10:32]
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Tuesday, September 12 (FULL) | 59:02
Note: on the full 59:02 video look for small white (or black) circles on the Progressbar they denote the different news stories. You can move the pointer on the Progressbar to jump to each story, and around the video.
Note2: You might have to scroll the windows down 1/2 inch to capture the full video.
  1. Headlines
  2. After Irma, a Look at Why Cubans are 15 Times Less Likely to Die from Hurricanes Than Americans
  3. Austerity, Divestment & Irma: Juan González on Why 300,000 in Puerto Rico are Without Power
  4. A Storm of Silence: Study Finds Media Is Largely Ignoring Link Between Hurricanes and Climate Change
  5. Special Report: How Decentralized Mutual Aid Networks Are Helping Houston Recover from Harvey
A Storm of Silence: Study Finds Media Is Largely Ignoring Link Between Hurricanes and Climate Change | DN | 09/12/17 | 12:34
Steve Bannon: What Built America Was Economic Nationalism (60 Minutes Interview) | TYT | 09/11/17 | 5:39
Steve Bannon On Trump Firing Comey (60 Minutes Interview) | TYT | 09/11/17 | 5:07
The1a.org
Credit Check: Equifax And Your Financial Future
Ever bought a car? Applied for a job? Checked your credit score? Then you're probably in the system. The U.S. credit system.

Three of the biggest credit bureaus -- TransUnion, Experian and Equifax -- have data on millions of Americans. And some of that data, including addresses, Social Security numbers and driver's license numbers, have now been compromised in a cyberattack on Equifax. An estimated 143 million people could be affected by the breach.

Why do three companies have control of so much private information? Who's minding the credit bureaus? And is there anything consumers can do to protect personal data from future hacks?
Must-See Political TV | 1a.org | 09/11/17 | 1hr
Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon sat down for his first big interview since leaving the Trump administration. Bannon's list of talking points on CBS' "60 Minutes" Sunday included the removal of Confederate monuments, his continued support of President Trump's agenda and the president's "enemies."

One of those enemies, Trump's former opponent Hillary Clinton, was also on TV over the weekend. She gave her first interview about her new book "What Happened" to CBS Sunday Morning.
Donald Trump White House Aides Lawyer-Up In Face Of Robert Mueller Query | MSNBC Rachel Maddow | 09/11/17 | 5:24
Steve Bannon Thinks Donald Trump Made A Big 'Mistake' Firing James Comey | MSNBC 11th Hour | 09/11/17 | 10:10
Lawrence On 'Sheer Madness' Of Steve Bannon's Epic 60 Minutes Interview | MSNBC Last Word | 09/11/17 | 10:17
Katy Tur: What Made Covering President Donald Trump So 'Unbelievable' | MSNBC Morning Joe | 09/12/17 | 7:34
Hillary Clinton: I'm 'Convinced' Donald Trump Associates Helped Russia | MSNBC 11th Hour | 09/12/17 | 6:21
Looking at the Alt Right - Alex Jones
Roger Stone: Bombshell! Alex Jones 9/11/17 Infowars | Infowars | 09/11/17 |44:45
Roger Stone, Never Sleeps..! 9/11/17 Alex Jones | Infowars | 09/11/17 |36:51
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Joe Arpaio: Donald Trump issued his first presidential pardon to the last person who should get one. | John Oliver | 09/11/17 | 14:17
LastWeekTonight
Late Show's Alter Egos IV: The Swamp | Stephen Colbert| 09/01/17 | 2:35
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Steve Bannon Confirms Everyone's Worst Suspicions About Him on "60 Minutes" | 09/11/17 | 5:38
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Trump Responds to Hurricane Irma, Bannon Speaks Out | 09/11/17 | 12:26

Monday September 11, 2017
Breitbart's Bannon declares war on the GOP | 60Minutes | 09/10/17 | 27:18
Note: You might have to click 4 times on the vertical scrollbar and 1 click on the horizonatal scrollbar to center the video.

Steve Bannon, Trump's ex-chief strategist, tells 60 Minutes why he's out at the White House and criticizes the GOP for not supporting the president. "They're gonna be held accountable," he says.

Breitbart uses photo of gang members in El Salvador to smear DACA recipients
ThinkProgress | aaron Rupar | 09/06/17

Breitbart's accompanying piece discusses how 2,139 DACA recipients have had their protected status revoked because of alleged criminal activities over five years. But there are currently about 800,000 people enrolled in DACA, so the percentage of DACA recipients involved in criminal behavior ends up being roughly 0.3 percent, which is extremely low in comparison to the national rate of people with felony convictions (over 8.5 percent) or people who are arrested by age 23 (roughly 30 percent). ... Read more
Breitbart: The Fakest Of Fake News | TYT | 09/10/17 | 3:42

Ken Burns Never Knew How Wrong He Was About the Vietnam War
Mother Jones | Phil Klay | 09/ /17

The series, which relies on the latest historical accounts, scores of participants, and a wealth of archival materials, gives voice to Vietnamese combatants and civilians in addition to the usual American experts, policymakers, veterans, and protesters. The result is a work of dramatic sweep and shocking intimacy--interspersing, for example, a US pilot's frank description of bombing the Ho Chi Minh trail with the recollections of a Vietnamese woman who evaded a fiery death, or contrasting the last recorded words of a young draftee with snippets of private presidential conversations. The soundtrack includes classic songs of the era, plus new recordings by Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble and Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross--whose menacing theme music underscores the mayhem. As a veteran of the Iraq War who has written about the experiences of returning soldiers, I jumped at the chance to speak with Burns about his most formidable project to date. ... Read more
The Vietnam War by Ken Burns (trailer) | 60Minutes | next week 09/17/17 | 0:30

Hearts and Minds (Vietnam) (1973) | Peter Davis | 1973 | 1:52:01
Sir No Sir (2005) | | 2005 | 49:27
My Father's Vietnam (2015) | | 2015 | 1:18:42
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Monday, September 11 [9:35]
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Monday, September 11 (FULL) | 59:02
Note: on the full 59:02 video look for small white (or black) circles on the Progressbar they denote the different news stories. You can move the pointer on the Progressbar to jump to each story, and around the video.
Note2: You might have to scroll the windows down 1/2 inch to capture the full video.
  1. Headlines
  2. Elizabeth Kolbert: An Honest Conversation About Climate Change Is Needed in Wake of Irma & Harvey
  3. Scientists: Climate Change May Wipe Out Third of World's Parasites, With Disastrous Ripple Effects
  4. Irma Destroys Haitian Farmland as Recovery Goes On from Recent Natural Disasters & Cholera Outbreak
  5. Oaxacan Residents Plead for Water & Food After Mexican Earthquake Kills Over 90 People
Scientists: Climate Change May Wipe Out Third of World's Parasites, With Disastrous Ripple Effects | DN | 09/11/17 | 19:20
It's The End Of The World As We Know It | TYT | 09/08/17 | 12:18
Earthquake DEVASTATES Mexico | TYT | 09/08/17 | 4:42
What's behind world's recent extreme weather events? | Aljazeera: Inside Story | 09/08/17 | 25:15
PBS NewsHour full episode Sept. 8, 2017 | PBS | 09/08/17 | 53:53
Special Counsel Robert Mueller Turns Attention To White House Staff | MSNBC Rachel Maddow | 09/08/17 | 6:18
Barbuda, Destroyed By Irma, Faces Jose Next | MSNBC Rachel Maddow | 09/08/17 | 7:29
President Donald Trump And The First Lady Lead Moment Of Silence | MSNBC Morning Joe | 09/11/17 | 3:07
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Trump's Pick To Head NASA Has No Background In Science | Stephen Colbert | 09/09/17 | 3:03
Don Jr. Knows How To Make An Entrance (Without Being Seen) | Stephen Colbert | 09/09/17 | 2:40

Note: for more news, and archived news go to:
http://occupybanksters.com/news/ menu.

12.14.2011. 09:19

Get Our Newsletter
* Email Address:
* Pref Format:
* Type code:

Email marketing

Sponsors
I'm looking for sponsors to financially help with this site.  If you might be interested please send me a message using the Contact form.

Donation


I am one of those "once" middle class, over 60, over educated, under-employed, semi retired, soon to be poor workers, that everyone is talking about. 
But I have a modest standard of living so I plan to give all extra donation, beyond my immediate needs, to several of my favorite charities.

save-the-children

News Pages
News October 2017
News September 2017
News August 2017
News July 2017
News June 2017
News May 2017
News April 2017
News March 2017
News February 2017
News January 2017
News December 2016
News November 2016
News October 2016
News September 2016
News August 2016
News July 2016
News June 2016
News May 2016
News April 2016
News March 2016
News February 2016
News January 2016
News December 2015
News November 2015
News October 2015
News September 2015
News August 2015
News July 2015
News June 2015
News May 2015
News April 2015
News March 2015
News February 2015
News January 2015
News December 2014
News November 2014
News October 2014
News September 2014
News August 2014
News July 2014
News June 2014
News May 2014
News April 2014
News March 2014
News February 2014
News January 2014
News December 2013
News November 2013
News October 2013
News September 2013
News August 2013
News July 2013
News June 2013
News May 2013
News April 2013
News March 2013
News February 2013
News January 2013
News December 2012
News November 2012
News October 2012
News September 2012
News August 2012
News July 2012
News June 2012
News May 2012
News April 2012
News March 2012
News February 2012
News January 2012
News December 2011