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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

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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]
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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

09.29.2017. 11:34

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'
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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
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  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
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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

09.28.2017. 10:34

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
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  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

09.27.2017. 10:43

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
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  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

09.26.2017. 13:07

Friday September 22, 2017
Bernie Sanders Presents his Foreign Policy Platform | Westminster College | 09/21/17 | 1:24:36
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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
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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
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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
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  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

09.22.2017. 11:38

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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. 
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