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May

May 29, 2017

After Trump Wrecking Ball Antics at NATO Summit and G-7 Meeting, German Chancellor Merkel Says U.S. Is No Longer Reliable Partner, Urges Europe to Provide for Self-Defense Starting From Franco-German Bloc; Post-Brexit UK Also Unreliable, Merkel Finds; Atlantic Alliance Has Provided Longest Peace in Europe in Historical Memory, With U.S. Role Proving Decisive; Drastic Changes Needed in Washington to Contain Damage; Persistent Reports of Coming White House Shakeup and Purge As Russiagate Investigations Close In; Remembering the Union Dead on Memorial Day

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May

May 27, 2017 WCR

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Kushner Revealed as Alleged Person of Interest in FBI Russiagate Investigation; Said to Have Asked Russian Ambassador To Enable Secret Communications With Kremlin; NSC Chief McMaster Claims He’s Not At All Concerned; Rehabilitated Bannon Setting Up War Room Staffed With “Street Fighters”; Congress Wants To See All Trump Campaign Records Regarding Russia; Presidential Bungler Issues Outrageous Insults to Germany; Another Defeat for the Moslem Ban as Fourth U.S. Circuit in Richmond Rejects Second Executive Order By 11 To 3 Vote; Chief Judge Notes Measure “Drips with Religious Intolerance, Animus, and Discrimination”

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May

May 25, 2017

Trump Delivers Diplomatic Affront to 28 NATO Member States by Refusal to Confirm Principle of Mutual Defense; Brussels Speech Consumed Instead by Petty Hectoring About Spending 2% of GDP on Defense, With Wayward Suggestion That Arrears Might Be Demanded; Address Full of Bannonism; Merkel Pointedly Condemns Berlin Wall and Walls in General, Calls for Open Societies, Shared Values, and Solidarity; Pope Francis Saturnine in Private Audience; GOP’s Montana Congressional Candidate Gianforte Cited for Misdemeanor Assault; CBO Finds Trumpcare Would Strip 23 Million of Insurance

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May

May 24, 2017

Trump’s Cruel and Stupid Austerity Budget Would Cost Tens of Thousands of American Lives: Medicaid Would Be Cut by 50% for 87 Million Recipients; Food Stamps Slashed 29%; S-CHIP Program for Children’s Health To Decline by 19%; Social Security Disability Insurance to Forfeit $10 Billion Yearly; NIH Medical Research Pared 16%; DOE Help For Public Schools Reduced 13%; All of Trump’s Promises to Preserve Social Safety Net Violated; Goal of Savagery is Obscene Tax Cut for Super-Rich; Measure Would Guarantee Chinese World Domination; Montana GOP Congress Hopeful Beats Up Reporter

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May

May 23, 2017

Context for Manchester Bombing: Brexit Enforcer Theresa May’s Tory Party Lost Half Their Lead Over Labour in One Week in “Dementia Tax” Furor Over Her Plan to Loot Assets of Alzheimer’s Victims; Trump Budget Includes $900 Billion Cut in Medicaid, Which Pays for U.S. Nursing Homes; CIA’s Brennan Testifies He Saw “Brazen” Election Meddling by Moscow During Summer 2016, Personally Warned Russian Intelligence Chief to Back Off; Trey Gowdy Still Obfuscating for GOP; Will Shaub’s Office of Government Ethics Be Next Target for White House?; Cummings Demands Subpoena For Flynn Documents

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May

May 22, 2017

Trump and Saudis Seek Front of Sunni Arabs Plus Israel For Confrontation With Iran, Syria, and Hezbollah; Does Strategic Partnership With Saudi Dark Ages Monarchy Include U.S. Nuclear Umbrella Over Riyadh, Potentially Embroiling America in War?; Priebus and Bannon Rush Back to Washington, Possibly to Deal With Crisis Around Top-Level White House “Person of Interest” Probed by FBI; Full 2018 Austerity Budget To Mandate $1.7 Trillion in Killer Cuts; Latest: Trump Vainly Sought Public Denials of Russiagate Collusion From New DNI Coats and Admiral Rogers of NSA, Reports Say

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May

May 18, 2017

After 118 Days of GOP One-Party Despotism, Mueller Role as Special Prosecutor Is Great Watershed In Restoring Government of Laws; Trump Rails Against Russiagate “Witch Hunt” and Denies Collusion, But His Prospects Look Grim; Wall Street Sells Off, Fearing Tax Cut Bonanza May Never Arrive; White House Reportedly Knew Flynn Was Target of FBI Probe But Gave Him Super-Sensitive NSC Job Anyway; Cynical Nihilism of Ryan Clique On Public Display; Did Flynn Delay Final Defeat of ISIS For Several Months By Preventing Arming of YPG Kurds To Please His Turkish Sponsors?

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May

May 17, 2017

Comey Memo Makes Prima Facie Case For Obstruction of Justice by President, Finally Tipping Balance in Favor of Russiagate Special Prosecutor; Former FBI Chief Robert Muller Named by Rosenstein; Nihilists In Panic; Democratic Rep. Al Green of Texas Is First to Propose Impeachment Investigation on House Floor; House Dems Launch Discharge Petition to Force Vote on Russiagate Independent Commission; Putin Still Meddling in U.S. Domestic Politics; Democrats Eye Job Creation Program; Mirror for Magistrates: British King Edward VIII and His Penchant For Strategic Leaking

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May

May 16, 2017

Trump’s Position Worsens With Revelation He Impulsively Shared Code Word Intelligence on ISIS With Russian Envoys; His Campaign Had Centered on Careless Handling of State Secrets by Hillary Clinton; Israel Now Said to Be Source of Proprietary Secrets, But Jordan and Other Countries May Have Been Involved; At White House, Erdogan Highlights “Frank” Disagreements About Arming the Kurds and Extraditing Gulen; Between Eleven and Thirteen Investigations of Trump Campaign Now Ongoing; Comey Memo Reportedly States Trump Demanded End to Flynn Probe, Raising Obstruction of Justice

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May

May 15, 2017

Trump Reported Close to Large-Scale Purge of White House Staff and Cabinet; Survey of Nixon, Ford, and Carter Years Correlates Such Firings With Ouster of Presidents; Acting U.S. Solicitor General Battered in Arguments on Second Moslem Ban Before Ninth Circuit; Preet Bharara Joins Calls for Special Prosecutor; Macron Inaugurated as President of France, Renews Traditional Franco-German Consultations with Merkel; Recalling Machiavelli’s Thesis That Internal Political Conflict Makes a Nation Stronger; Breaking News: Trump Divulges Top Secret Intelligence to Lavrov and Kislyak

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May

May 13, 2017 WCR

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Constitutional Crisis Deepens As Neo-Nixonian White House Refuses To Deny Taping Conversations with Comey and Others; End to Daily White House Press Briefings Threatened; Alexandria Grand Jury Joins Senate Intelligence Committee in Issuing Subpoenas for Documents From Flynn and Associates; Comey Backers Say Trump Invited FBI Chief to White House to Extort Pledge of Personal Loyalty; Will Deputy AG Rosenstein Play Bork, or Will He Name Special Prosecutor?; Merci La France: Thanks to French People for Breaking Nihilist Wave; Perils of Taping: Smoking Gun Tape of August 5, 1974 Proving Obstruction of Justice Triggered Nixon’s Resignation Four Days Later; Recalling Lawrence Walsh, the Flushing High School Graduate Who Became a Profile in Non-Partisan Courage in Ike’s DOJ and as Iran-Contra Special Prosecutor (1986-1993)

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May

May 11, 2017

Trump Announces He Was Determined to Fire Comey No Matter What; Acting FBI Chief McCabe Testifies To Senate Intelligence Committee Comey Was Highly Regarded by Bureau; Pence, Kushner, and McGahn Now Reported In Inner Circle, With Priebus and Bannon Marginalized; Is FBI Raid on GOP Election Firm in Annapolis Linked to Russiagate?; Three Days After Nixon’s October 1973 Saturday Night Massacre, House Members Had Submitted Twenty-One Impeachment Resolutions; By November 15, House Had Voted $1 Million for Judiciary Committee to Begin Impeachment With 100 Lawyers and Staff

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May

May 10, 2017

Firestorm of Condemnation Hits White House Over Comey Firing; Official Explanations Are Absurd Pretexts, While Sabotage of Russiagate Investigation Appears as Main Goal; Context Includes Comey’s Request for More Resources for Expanded Probe, Involvement of Treasury’s Financial Crimes Unit, and Russiagate Federal Grand Jury in Alexandria Virginia; FBI Insiders Enraged By Humiliation of Bureau By Surprise Ouster; Firing Parallels Nixon’s October 1973 Saturday Night Massacre, With Rosenstein Compared To Bork; Need Special Prosecutor in Lawrence Walsh Tradition Now!

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May

May 9, 2017

Trump and Sessions Detonate Constitutional Crisis By Firing FBI Director Comey to Cripple Russiagate Probe; After Firings of Sally Yates, Preet Bharara, and Comey, Russiagate Special Prosecutor aka Independent Counsel Must Be Named Now; McMaster and Mattis Push Re-Escalation of Afghan War With Wag the Dog Overtones; What Was Flynn’s “Underlying Conduct,” and What Was the White House Doing During the 18 Days He Was Kept at National Security Council After Yates’ Warning?; As Protests Multiply, Cook Report Sees Signs of Democratic Wave Election in 2018 Ending GOP House Majority

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May

May 8, 2017

Crushing Defeat of Le Pen’s Bid For French Presidency Marks Worldwide Turn of the Tide Against Nihilist Forces; Next Priority is Anti-Austerity Majority in National Assembly in June 11-18 Vote; EU Needs $10 Trillion of 0% Long-Term Infrastructure Credit from European Central Bank; Obama Warned Trump 48 Hours After U.S. Vote Not to Make Flynn National Security Advisor; Fired Attorney General Sally Yates Confirms She Told White House on January 26 Flynn was “Compromised”; Flynn Remained in Key Post for 18 Days; Town Hall Backlash Against House GOP Death Panelists Grows

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May

May 6, 2017 WCR

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In Seismic Political Shift, Twenty House GOP Incumbents Have Their Re-Election Chances Downgraded After Voting For Trumpcare; Democrats’ Chances to Flip House Increasing; Widely Reviled Bill Seen As Job-Killer for Republicans; Pelosi Rejects Medicare for All as Key Plank for 2020 Platform; Comedian Bill Maher Urges Democrats to “Ease Up on Identity Politics”; In French Election, Macron Pulls Further Ahead of Le Pen After Last Debate, 63-37%; Kremlin-Backed Hackers Launch Feeble Attempt to Stampede Voters With Mass of Nondescript Emails From Macron Campaign; French Press Sees Propagation of Macron Leaks by “Fachosphere” of U.S. Alt-Right; Move is Destined to Augment Momentum of Russiagate Probe in Washington on Eve of Sally Yates Senate Testimony on Monday

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May

May 4, 2017

Trumpcare Passes House By Just Two Votes, 217-213, as 21 Vulnerable Republicans Run for Cover; Bill Considered DOA in Senate, and May Miss June 15 Budget Reconciliation Deadline; $8 Billion Upton Amendment for Pre-Existing Conditions Exposed as Mere “Pittance”; Congresswoman Gwen Moore of Wisconsin Estimates GOP Bill Could Cost 43,956 Lives Based on Statistics From New England Journal of Medicine; GOP Control of Congress Now in Grave Danger; Comey Won’t Come Clean on FBI’s Pro-Republican Partisanship in 2016 Election; Debate Shows Le Pen Unworthy of French Presidency

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May

May 3, 2017

Ryan Drives House GOP Over the Cliff in Support of Trumpcare’s $1 Trillion Tax Cut for the Rich; Leadership Fears Backlash from Voters in Town Meetings; Speaker’s Reckless Folly Could Flip House to Democrats in 2018; Republicans Show They Are Still the Party of Killer Austerity; Comey Senate Testimony Evasive, But Democrats Raise Issue of 2016 Election Role of Compradors Ensnared in Web of Kremlin Patronage; In French Presidential Debate, Macron Says Le Pen Presidency Spells Civil War; Trump Praise of Andrew Jackson Trivializes Slavery as Central Cause of Secessionism

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May

May 2, 2017

Trump Shut Out on Border Wall, Deportation Force, Retaliation vs. Sanctuary Cities; Money Provided for Obamacare Subsidies, NIH, Coal Miners’ Health Benefits, and Medicaid in Puerto Rico; Democrats’ Win On FY17 Budget Bill Tantamount To Fall of Government in a Parliamentary System; Trump Threatens Own Goal for September; Upton, Long, and Other Key GOP Congressmen Reject Trumpcare Because It Allows Discrimination on Pre-Existing Conditions; Historians Debate “Most Bizarre Recent 24 Hours” and “Surreal Disarray”; More on Andrew Jackson as Foe of American System

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May

May 1, 2017

White House and House Republicans Still Trying to Destroy Obamacare to Loot $1 Trillion to Finance Tax Cuts for Super-Rich; Ryan Fears More GOP Defections After Next Week’s Recess and Town Hall Meetings; Trump Appeasement of China’s Xi Now Combined With Compliments for North Korea’s Kim; In Desperate Last-Minute Maneuver, Le Pen Betrays Promise to Exit Euro; Andrew Jackson Helped Cause Civil War by Blocking Infrastructure and Wrecking Bank of the United States, Stopping Industrial Development in South and Leaving Fanatical Slaveholders With Monopoly on Political Power

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Apr

April 29, 2017 WCR

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Trump’s Reckless Quips About “Major, Major Conflict” With North Korea Reek of Wag the Dog Tactics; Are Bizarre Demands for $1 Billion for THAAD and Bilateral Trade Pact Revision Intended to Sabotage US Alliance With South Korea, Appeasing China’s Xi By Pushing Seoul Into Neutrality?; Economic Boycotts By Beijing to Keep South Korea Defenseless Against DPRK Missiles Are Unfriendly Act of Hegemonism; For War Avoidance, Direct Talks with Pyongyang and More ABM Deployments (THAAD, Patriot, Aegis) Must Start At Once; Trumpcare Fails Again in Congress, While Extortion Against Sanctuary Cities is Frozen By Court; After 100 Days, Loss of 7% Support Suggests a One-Term Presidency

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Apr

April 27, 2017

China Fakes Cooperation With Don and Threatens South Korea Over Purely Defensive THAAD Anti-Missile Deployment; North Korean Atomic Bomb and Missile Programs Impossible Without Technology Bootlegged Through China; Stenny Hoyer Urges Democrats Not to Save GOP From Government Shutdown Engineered by Tea Party Fanatics if Ryan Keeps Trying to Destroy Obamacare; Lesson is Never Let Oligarchs Attack You According to Their Schedule and Plan; Trump’s Frantic Maneuvers on NAFTA Aimed at Saving Face; Le Pen Bets the Ranch on Low Turnout in French Vote

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Apr

April 26, 2017

Federal Judge Freezes Trump Order to De-Fund Sanctuary Cities, Citing Violations of Separation of Powers Plus Fifth and Tenth Amendments; Ruling Calls DOJ Arguments “Schizophrenic”; Mnuchin and Cohn of Goldman Sachs Peddle Voodoo Tax Cut Bonanza for Top 1%, Reducing Corporate Rate from 35% to 15%, Ending Estate Tax and AMT, and Instituting Territorial System That Would Encourage Job Flight; FY17 Spending Stalled by GOP Refusal to Guarantee Obamacare Subsidies as Friday Midnight Deadline for Government Shutdown Nears; Ryan Still Trying to Wreck ACA By Pandering to Tea Party

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Apr

April 25, 2017

White House Drops Demand for Border Wall Funding in FY17 as Another Magical Campaign Promise Goes By the Boards; Government Shutdown Still On for Friday Midnight as Democrats Demand Guarantees for Payment of Obamacare Subsidies with No Sabotage, Black Lung Benefits for Miners, Saving Medicaid for Puerto Rico – So Don’t Let Them Cave; Chaffetz of House Oversight Committee Suggests Ex-NSC Boss Flynn Failed to Comply With Law On Payments from Russia and Turkey; Press Must Stop Sugar-Coating Reactionaries as Conservatives and Nihilists as Nationalists

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Apr

April 24, 2017

Anti-Immigrant Demagogue Le Pen Barely Reaches Second Round of French Election, Trailing Macron and Edging Out Fillon by Just 1%; French Political Forces Call for Her Defeat to Avoid Civil Strife and International Chaos; Leftist Mélenchon Poaches Her Youth Vote; Russian Intelligence Factions May Attempt to Rescue Le Pen; To Drain Extreme Right Swamp, France Needs €1 Trillion Infrastructure Program for Five Million New Jobs Financed at 0% by European Central Bank; Alternative for Germany Party Congress in Turmoil; Bannon’s Hopes for Europe-Wide Nihilist Wave Dashed

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Apr

April 22, 2017 WCR

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Lincoln Said One War at a Time, but Trump Foments Confrontation with North Korea, Russia, Syria, and Iran; Predicts Paris Terrorism Will Benefit Le Pen, But Anti-Nihilist Revulsion May Defeat Her; Trump Enrages Democrats with New Bid to Destroy Obamacare and Inflict Tax Cuts for the Rich; 100 Days May End In Government Shutdown on April 28; Congressmen Shell-Shocked by Town Hall Protests Against GOP Misrule; As Forecast, Gorsuch Casts First Supreme Court Vote to Kill Random Inmate Caught in Arkansas Execution Spree

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Apr

April 20, 2017

French Presidential Candidate Macron Leads Eleven Rivals on Eve of Sunday’s First-Round Vote, and Is Favored in Second Round May 7; Anti-Foreigner Wheelhorse Marine Le Pen Falling Behind With Demand to Stop All Immigration and Whitewash of Nazi Collaborators’ Crimes; Her Top U.S. Fan Is Bannon; Suspicious Champs-Elysées Shooting Designed to Stoke Islamophobia; Mnuchin Says No Tax Cuts For Rich Before September, Displeasing Wall Street; White House Needs Budget Deal to Keep Government Going After April 28, But Instead Chases New Ryancare Chimera

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April 19, 2017

Bizarre Tale of Aircraft Carrier Steering Away from Korea Despite Bombastic Hype Leaves Trump, Mattis, McMaster and Spicer with Egg on Their Faces; This Plus April 13 Unauthorized CENTCOM Statement Adds Up to Worst Military Chaos Since Rogue B-52 of September 2007; Kelly Tells Congress To Change Immigration Laws or “Shut Up”; Rep. Joe Crowley of Queens Reminds Him Capitol Hill “Is Not Boot Camp”; Strong Showing By Ossoff in Georgia 6 Is Wake-Up Call For GOP Power Monopoly; Is Chaffetz Leaving Congress To Dodge Russiagate Hearings?; Reactionary Camp in Turmoil as Fox News Fires O’Reilly

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Apr

April 18, 2017

Ossoff Leads in Early Returns from Georgia 6; If Forced To Second Round, Democrat Must Articulate Program for Economic Recovery and Full Employment, Not Just Anti-Trump; Feinstein Urged by Californians to Fight Harder; Unfinished Business: Democrats Have So Far Proven Incapable of an Autopsy to Account for Hillary’s Defeat in November 2016; Comey and Wikileaks Were Key Wreckers, But Not the Whole Story; How Michael Anton of the Trump White House Misrepresents Machiavelli; A Brief Guide to Watergate-Speak That Will Surely Come in Handy During the Months Ahead

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Apr

April 17, 2017

Tax Day Protests Joined by At Least 125,000 in 200 Cities as Spring Protest Season Kicks Off; Time to Demand Wall Street Sales Tax as Answer to U.S. Budget Crisis; Syria Bounce Proving Short-Lived for White House; Will Democrat Ossoff Win Outright in Tuesday Special Election in Georgia?; Erdogan Garners Meager 51% in Turkey Referendum on Authoritarian Regime as OSCE Calls Process Substandard; Anti-Immigrant Marine LePen Losing Momentum Before First Round of French Election Sunday; Lichtman Study on Impeachment Published This Week Puts Spotlight on Russiagate

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Apr

April 13, 2017

North Korea May Stage Nuclear Test Saturday, Creating Another Potential Wag The Dog Moment; Assad Rejects White House Allegations of Gas Attack in Syria As “100% Fabricated”; U.S Still Offers No Convincing Proof; Russia Vetoes Anti-Syrian Resolution at United Nations; Are Superpower Tensions Partly a Mutual Deprecation Society That Suits Both Sides?; Nikki Haley’s Histrionics Recall the Debut of Sarah Palin; Republicans Running Scared As Democrat Ossoff Rides Anti-Trump Backlash Towards Next Tuesday’s Vote in Georgia 6; Recalling the Origins of Maundy Thursday

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Apr

April 12, 2017

North Korea Threatens U.S. With Nuclear Retaliation as Trump Brags of Approaching “Armada”; Trump Foreign Policy Advisor Was Reportedly Target of FISA Warrant Starting in Summer 2016, Implying Probable Cause; White House Distributes Four Pages of Allegations Against Syria, But Still No Proof, Despite Another Challenge From Putin; With Tillerson in Moscow, Russia Faults “Primitiveness and Loutishness” of Washington Rhetoric, Sees U.S. Syria Policy as a “Mystery”; Danger of Wider War by Miscalculation Grows in Northeast Asia and Middle East

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Apr

April 11, 2017

G-7 Foreign Ministers Not Buying Syrian Crisis Hyped By White House: UK-US Plan For More Sanctions Rejected, With Italy, Germany and France Opposed; Impartial OPCW Proof Demanded; Putin Warns of Imminent Chemical Weapons False Flag Provocations Targeting Assad; Bannon Admonished, But Trump Tax Plan in Chaos

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April 10, 2017

U.S. Cruise Missile Attack on Shayrat Air Base Is Cynical Bid to Preserve Terrorist Enclaves in Syria, Prolonging Butchery; Still No Proof Implicating Assad in Gas Attack: Nikki Haley Claims “It’s Classified!”; Moscow Issues Stern Warning on Eve of Tillerson Visit; How Many Cruise Missiles Were Downed by Syrian-Russian Air Defenses?; NSC Boss McMaster Was Right-Hand Man to Neocon Gen. Petraeus During Bush’s 2007 Iraq Surge: Is This Faction Pushing for Ground Invasion?; Polls Downgrade GOP Chances in Special Elections in Kansas 4 Tomorrow and Georgia 6 Next Week

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Apr

April 8, 2017 WCR

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Seeking to Save Syrian Terrorist Rebellion of ISIS and Nusra from Impending Collapse, White House Embraces False Flag Gas Provocation as Pretext for Attack on Assad; Domestic Policy Defeats and Abysmal 35% Approval Add to Attractions of Classic Wag the Dog Adventurism; Support for “War President” Posturing Could Cause Addiction to Aggression, With Escalation Toward General Nuclear War, Starting with DPRK; Consternation Among MAGA Dupes; Gorsuch Nomination Passes 54-45 Thanks to Nuclear Option; Exactly A Century Ago, Woodrow Wilson Shocked His Dupes By Entering World War I; US Commander Pershing was Favorite General of Wall Street and House of Morgan

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Apr

April 6, 2017

In Abortive Flight Forward From Crumbling Domestic Agenda and Russiagate Indictments, Trump Readies Bombing Attack on Syria Using Pretext of Gas Atrocity By al Qaeda-Nusra, Not Assad; Crocodile Tears in Rose Garden; Clash of U.S. and Russian Warplanes Could Escalate Towards World War Three; Severe U.S. Losses Would Trigger Escalation; McConnell’s GOP Rent-A-Mob Subverts Senate Rules; Gorsuch Vote Set for 6pm Friday; Permanent Austerity Dictatorship In Sight with Gorsuch Joining New Gang of Five Majority to Strangle Voting Rights, End Collective Bargaining, Favor Billionaires

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April 5, 2017

Bannon Removed From National Security Council; Trump Rushes to Pin Alleged Syria Gas Attack on Assad Government, Without Proof; At United Nations, Nikki Haley Threatens U.S. Unilateral Aggression Against Damascus in Worst Neocon Style; Tillerson’s Laconic Response to North Korean Missile Launch Holds Similar Threat; Russia Plausibly Argues that Gas Came from Al Qaeda Chemical Weapons Factory Near Idlib Bombed by Syrian Air Force; Sen. Merkley in All-Night Filibuster Against Gorsuch; Cloture Vote and McConnell’s Attempted Nuclear Strike on Senate Rules Likely for Thursday

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Apr

April 4, 2017

Senate Now Debating Gorsuch Nomination With 44 Democrats Backing Filibuster; Only Angus King of Maine Still on the Fence; McConnell Threatens Nuclear Option to Cut Off Debate; Gorsuch is Part of Trump’s Plan to “Absolutely Destroy” Federal Regulations; April 6 Marks One Hundredth Anniversary of Tragic and Unpopular U.S. Entry Into World War One; Woodrow Wilson Betrayed His 1916 Re-Election Promise to Keep U.S. Out of War After Ambassador Walter Hines Page Warned Him That UK and France Would Soon Collapse, Bankrupting Their Morgan Creditors; A Useful Reminder of How Candidates Lie

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Apr

April 3, 2017

Democratic Filibuster Against Gorsuch Supported By 42 Senators, One More Than Needed to Prevent Cloture; Menendez and King Still Undecided; Judiciary Committee Minority Exposes Gorsuch’s Judicial Activism, Legislating From Bench, Favoritism for Monied Interests, Contempt for Average Americans, and Evasion During Hearings; Whitehouse Reviews Skein of Recent 5-4 High Court Decisions Favoring Wealthy and Powerful; Will Gorsuch Join New “Gang of Five”?; Gorsuch’s Crusade Against Federal Regulation Would Roll Back “Forty Years of Law,” Dismantle “Administrative State”

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Apr

April 1, 2017 WCR

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Thirty-Six Democratic Senators Now Pledged to Filibuster Gorsuch This Week; Five More Needed to Reach Necessary Minimum of Forty-One; Ten Still Undecided, and Two Supporting Cloture; Time to Call Mitch McConnell’s Bluff on “Nuclear Option”; Pre-Emptive Surrender Not an Option in Face of Permanent Austerity Dictatorship; Former NSC Director Flynn Will Plead Fifth Amendment if Not Granted Immunity; Nunes Was Given Documents by White House Staffers in Juvenile Information-Laundering Stunt; Trump Foolishly Antagonizes House GOP Tea Party Caucus, Who May Soon Hold Key to Impeachment

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Mar

March 30, 2017

In Latest Whip Count, 34 Democratic Senators Support Filibuster to Stop Pro-Billionaire Stealth Ideologue Gorsuch, With Two Pledged to Vote Yes and 14 Undecided; Make Sure Your Senators Hear From You; Republicans Vulnerable to Ossoff Challenge in Georgia 6, Where Early Voting is Already Under Way for April 18 First Round; Despite White House Posturing on Opioid Epidemic, HHS Secretary Price Refuses to State That Real Insurance Must Include Anti-Addiction Services; Trump Hits New Low of 35% in Gallup Poll; French Presidential Candidate Marine LePen Makes Pilgrimage to Moscow

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March 29,2017

Gorsuch’s Inhuman Cruelty in Frozen Trucker and Disabled Student Cases Renders Him Unfit for the Supreme Court; GOP Stealth Ideologue Widely Compared to Eddie Haskell of Sitcom Fame; Nominee Would Promote Chaotic Deregulation of U.S. Economy; More Democratic Senators Join Filibuster, But Others Still Vacillate; British, Ignoring Lessons of History, Leap Into Brexit Abyss; President Must Act to Save Westinghouse for Science, Jobs, and the Nuclear Navy; Latest German State Election Sees Anti-Immigrant AfD Party Fading as CDU and SPD Take Center Stage; Marine Le Pen Stagnating

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March 28, 2017

Senate GOP Boss McConnell Boasts He Will Impose Stealth Ideologue Gorsuch on Supreme Court on Friday, April 7; Twenty-One Democratic Senators Pledged to Support Filibuster and Reject Gorsuch; Voters Must Demand Total Commitment to Filibuster; More Shades of Nixon: Did White House Eye Executive Privilege to Muzzle Former Attorney General Sally Yates on Russiagate at Today’s Cancelled House Intelligence Hearing?; Increasingly Erratic Rep. Nunes Under Massive Pressure to Step Aside; “I’m President and You’re Not” as the Distilled Essence of Empiricism and Pragmatism

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Mar

March 27, 2017

Gorsuch Nomination Vulnerable to Democratic Filibuster; Nominee’s Evasiveness on Constitutional Issues Generates Pushback; Democratic Base Must Mobilize Now to Block Another Billionaires’ Advocate; Nunes First Shown Alleged Info on Wiretaps at White House Compound; Jared Kushner to Lead New Team for Privatization and Deregulation; “Office of American Innovation” Sets Up Three-Way Power Struggle With McMaster NSC and Bannon-Miller-Gorka “Strategic Initiatives Group”; Kushner To Be Questioned by Senate Intelligence Committee on Russiagate

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Mar

March 25, 2017 WCR

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Trump-Ryan Attack on Obamacare, Medicaid, and Medicare Repulsed Without a Vote as GOP Ultra-Reactionaries and Moderates Revolt; Entire White House Deconstruction Agenda in Deep Trouble; Danger Is Now Deliberate Republican Sabotage of ACA to Validate Big Lie of “Death Spiral”; HHS Secretary Price Commands Many Wrecking Tools; Emboldened “Freedom Caucus” Extremists plus Assorted Austerity Ghouls May Stage Debt Ceiling and Default Crisis; Time to Parlay Healthcare Win into Anti-Gorsuch Filibuster; Rep. Schiff Cites Russiagate Evidence that Goes Beyond Circumstantial; CNN Reports FBI Counterintelligence Sources Say Coordination May Have Occurred; Obamacare Victory Won for American People by Activists and Demonstrators at Countless Town Hall Meetings, Protest Marches, and 5.5 Million Person Women’s March of January 21, The Largest in American History; Now Mobilize to Reject Gorsuch

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March 23, 2017

Obamacare’s Ten Essential Health Benefits Junked in Desperate Bid for Votes of Reactionary Freedom Caucus; Many Governors Fear Costs of Wrecking Medicaid; Tell Your Congressman to Vote No; Sen. Schumer Declares Democratic Filibuster Against Supreme Court Nominee Gorsuch, Exposed By Hearings as Evasive Right-Wing Ideologue; Democratic Senators Must Join In

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March 22, 2017

Rep. Nunes of House Intelligence Committee Muddies the Waters on Russiagate; White House’s Promised Tax Bonanza for Corporations and Wealthy In Danger as Ryancare Bill Lacks Votes to Pass Late Thursday; Tell Congress to Vote No; Wall Street Stock Bubble Could Deflate If Fiscal Windfall is Not Forthcoming; Gorsuch’s Crusade Against Chevron Deference is Pretext for Massive Deregulation of Economy Against Public Interest; Bannon’s “Deconstruction of Administrative State” is Goal; Frozen Trucker Case Shows Bankruptcy of Gorsuch’s Textualism; U.S. Supreme Court Unanimously Overturns Gorsuch Opinion in Case of Disabled Student He Relegated to De Minimis Education

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Mar

March 21, 2017

GOP Factions Split As Thursday Vote on Ryancare Approaches; Even Trump’s Hard-Core Supporters Nervous About Obamacare Demolition; Leahy: Gorsuch Owes His Selection to Hard Right, Big Money Pressure Groups; Gorsuch Indifferent to Rights of 60 Million Working People He Trampled in Hobby Lobby Decision; Gorsuch’s Dismal Originalism and Textualism in Sharp Opposition to the Great John Marshall, Who Recognized That a Durable Constitution Needs “To Be Adapted To the Various Crises of Human Affairs”; White House Praise of Henry Clay and American System Totally Negated by Commitment in Practice to Catastrophic Andrew Jackson Policies; Time to Contact Your Congressman on Health Care

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March 20, 2017

Comey of FBI and Rogers of NSA/Cybercommand Publicly Confirm Investigation of Russian “Active Measures” Interference in November 2016 Election, Including Any Links or Coordination Between Trump Campaign and Kremlin; FBI Started Probe Last July; Comey and Rogers See No Proof of Wiretap Charges By White House Against Obama, and No Proof of Alleged British Role; Attempts To Embroil Germany’s Merkel “Not Helpful”; GOP Not Interested in Russiagate, But Indignant About Leaks, Eyeing Punishment for Leakers and Reporters; Billionaire Philip F. Anschutz Seen as Key Gorsuch Backer; Martin Schultz Wins Social Democratic Nomination to Oppose German Chancellor Merkel in September Vote

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March 18, 2017 WCR

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House Must Reject GOP Demolition of Obamacare in Thursday Vote; Tell Your Congressman to Defeat Ryan Bill; Medicare For All Paid for by Wall Street Is the New Public Option; Comey Faces Russiagate Accountability in Monday Hearing; More Wages of Scandal-Hopping: White House Drags Britain and Germany into Swamp of Wiretap Accusations; Combination of Negotiations With THAAD Deployment Is Best Formula For War Avoidance with North Korea; Senate Must Reject Gorsuch for Supreme Court Seat; Wilders Defeat in Netherlands Signals that Planned Nihilist International May Fail to Launch