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Nancy Pelosi says Trump’s actions toward Ukraine amount to ‘bribery’

House Democrats are refining the language of their impeachment case against the president House Democrats are refining part of their impeachment case against the president to a simple allegation: bribery. The House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, on Thursday brushed aside the Latin phrase quid pro quo that Democrats have been using to describe Donald Trumps actions toward Ukraine. As the impeachment hearings go public, theyre going for a more colloquial term that may resonate with more Americans. Quid pro quo: bribery, Pelosi said of Trumps 25 July phone call in which…

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Elizabeth Warrens project is to remake capitalism. What can British politicians learn from her? | Will Hutton

Both Labour and the Lib Dems would do well to study her crusading manifesto For 40 years, western democracies have been gripped by the doctrine that unalloyed capitalism works. In 2019, the debate has moved on. Capitalism may rule the planet, but it plainly needs fixing. Disaffection is obvious and rising, variously behind the story of riots in campaign calling for Capitalism. Time for a reset, confident that few in the business world or economics profession will dare challenge the proposition. In August, overtaking him. Capitalism certainly needs a reset…

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Facebook’s ‘free speech’ claims don’t work when democracy is crumbling | Julia Carrie Wong

What do Zuckerbergs bromides about American values mean to Facebook users in Kashmir or the Philippines? When Facebook wrote to Joe Bidens campaign to say it would not back down from its decision to exempt politicians from its ban on advertising false statements, it was not Mark Zuckerberg or Sheryl Sandberg who signed op-ed in USA Today this week. Fundamentally we believe that, in a democracy, its better to let voters make their own decisions, not companies like Facebook. Amid all this attention, Harbaths the goes, Harbath is a Trojan…

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‘Disorder and chaos’: Trump and Republicans mount furious impeachment fight

A hearing room is invaded, the presidents enemies are scum. A bare-knuckle scrap has begun but will it be enough? Donald Trump has shown little taste for military adventure. He avoided the draft in Vietnam. He fell out with his once-beloved generals. He stunned the world by pulling troops out of Syria and sand into the gears of the impeachment process. With the help of Fox News, they are set to intensify attacks on the legitimacy of the inquiry itself, demonising its leaders and sowing doubt wherever possible. The great…

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I watched Fox News every day for 44 months here’s what I learned

As a media critic, Ive had an intimate look at the channels morning show and how it poisons the national conversation Everything should calm down a little bit in seven months, they said. It was 9 February 2016, when I began my career as a critic of Fox News at Media Matters for America, a not-for-profit progressive research center dedicated to monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the US media. Most people, eventually pic.twitter.com/H4QQOWJewm which also lies daily pops up a lot. Ed Henrys role in the news division…

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GM strike ends after 40 days with 48,000 staff to return to work

Strike by workers who said they wanted a fair share of companys $25bn profits, started 16 September and reportedly cost GM more than $2bn The longest strike by autoworkers in a decade came to an end on Friday as United Auto Workers members voted to approve a new deal with Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/oct/25/uaw-united-auto-workers-general-motors-strike-deal

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‘Don’t be a dick, OK?’ Hillary Clinton tweets parody of Trump Erdoan letter

Former Democratic nominee trolls president by mocking missive sent to Turkish president over Syria invasion Donald Trump is known to many opponents as the pictures and tweeted a mocked-up letter from John F Kennedy to Nikita Khrushchev that was meant squarely to mock a real letter from Trump to Recep Tayyip Erdoan which was wrote, over an image of what purported to be a letter from the US president to the Soviet leader on 16 October 1962, during the told the BBC Erdoan received the letter, thoroughly rejected it and…

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What Elijah Cummings meant to me | Leland Shelton

He fought hard for his hometown and the soul of this nation. He knew it wasnt just about him, but about our collective future I remember the first time I met congressman Elijah Cummings. I was about 13 years old and representing the Baltimore NAACP Youth Council in an MLK Day Parade. This is cool, I thought. After all, who wouldnt want to meet a congressman? I did not know much about him or his work, only that he was important enough to be on the evening news and frequently…

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Pompeo suggests reporter ‘working for Democrats’ after impeachment grilling

Secretary of state says to Nashville local TV reporter Nancy Amons who asked hardball questions: You have some of your facts wrong Secretary of state Mike Pompeo suffered embarrassment from an unexpected quarter on Friday, as a speech to a Christian group about religious freedom, a priority of the Trump administration. WSMV, an NBC affiliate, Nancy Amons was determined not to give him a break. Saying she would start right away with the tough stuff, as you know, Amons asked about a key issue in the Ukraine scandal: the removal…

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Donald Trump is a ‘potty-mouth’, says Nancy Pelosi

Speaker says Potus has become a potty-mouth and children are listening after president made crude comment about Biden at rally Donald Trump has become a potty-mouth and children are listening, the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, told Democrats, after the president a rally in Minnesota on Thursday. Pelosi leads House Democrats conducting a formal impeachment inquiry centered on Trumps attempts to get Ukraine to investigate unfounded allegations of corruption involving Bidens son. With Congress on recess, the speaker spoke to her caucus on a conference call on Friday. You know, Pelosi…

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Ukraine to review legal cases amid Trump claims over Bidens

Ruslan Ryaboshapka distances audit from US presidents call for investigation into Biden ties Ukraines highest prosecutor has said he is holding a broad review of investigations closed under his predecessors, including more than a dozen linked to the Ukrainian energy company where Joe Bidens son served on the board of directors. The general prosecutor, Ruslan Ryaboshapka, said the review was part of Ukraines reform process as investigative powers are handed over to another government agency by the middle of next month. Q&A What is the Trump-Ukraine whistleblower scandal? Show Hide…

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Cory Booker may quit 2020 race by Tuesday despite ‘avalanche of support’

Democratic candidate says surge raised $1.5m of self-imposed fundraising goal of $1.7m by end of the month According to his own deadline, New Jersey senator Cory Booker has less than two days to save his presidential campaign. On Sunday he said an avalanche of support had brought him close to a self-imposed fundraising goal, but admitted he could be out of the race by Tuesday. Some minor candidates have dropped out but the field is still unwieldy. On Friday the Democratic National Committee announced last week that if he did…

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White House tried to cover up Trump’s Ukraine conversation, whistleblower alleges

Pelosi slams White House for trying to keep details from public, while Trump says this is the greatest scam in American history Donald Trumps actions on Ukraine pose risks to US national security, according to a whistleblowers complaint released on Thursday which also appeared to reveal an attempt by the White House to cover up conversations with a foreign leader. The whistleblower alleges in the explosive complaint that Trump used a phone call with Volodymyr Zelenskiy, to solicit interference in the 2020 election, and that the White House then intervened…

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Trump revels in ‘chopper talk’ as White House press lectern gathers dust

Official briefings have all but been abandoned by a president who prefers to communicate before boarding Marine One Stephen Colbert, the late night TV host, dubs it last stood at that lectern to deliver a briefing to the waiting media. The shift in how the administration communicates happened gradually at first but now seems set in stone. Press secretary Jon Decker, the White House correspondent of Fox News Radio and a regular at Trumps chopper talks, recalled: Two or three weeks ago I got three questions in to the president…

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Joseph Fiennes: Ive done my bit for society Ive illustrated the patheticness of misogyny

The star of the hit dystopian drama says he doesnt like to equate Donald Trumps politics with the show. But, he adds, sometimes you just have to point out the blazingly obvious Its alluded to in the novel someday, something will happen to Fred. Quite soon. In a neutral-looking cafe in central London, Joseph Fiennes is talking about the future of his role in The Handmaids Tale. Why, though? I plead with him. Why does he have to die? Its in the novel, Fiennes explains very patiently. Hes got to.…

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