Posts Tagged 'White House'

Meria Heller – News of Planet of the Apes – 02.05.17

News of Planet of the Apes, with Meria. Trump attacks Australia and Mexico! Nutjob! trump wants McConnell to go nuclear for his christian right Supreme Ct. choice;Who is Gorsuch? arrests at Standing Rock;Reps to sell 3.3 million acres of public land (Agenda 21); trump wants to destroy political activity by churches; trump’s firings continue;Tillerson faces hell; GOP change laws to put Price & Mnuchin in; Where are the democrats? Impeach? Fukushima latest;Jenna Bush on trump; trumps ignorance has no ...

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KATE BRANNEN – Steve Bannon Is Making Sure There’s No White House Paper Trail, Says Intel Source

If there was any question about who is largely in charge of national security behind the scenes at the White House, the answer is becoming increasingly clear: Steve Bannon, the former head of Breitbart News, a far-right media outlet, and now White House advisor.

Even before he was given a formal seat on the National Security Council’s “principals committee” this weekend by President Donald Trump, Bannon was calling the shots and doing so with little to no input from the National ...

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Glenn Greenwald – Secret Docs Reveal: President Trump Has Inherited an FBI With Vast Hidden Powers

n the wake of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, the FBI assumes an importance and influence it has not wielded since J. Edgar Hoover’s death in 1972. That is what makes today’s batch of stories from The Intercept, The FBI’s Secret Rules, based on a trove of long-sought confidential FBI documents, so critical: It shines a bright light on the vast powers of this law enforcement agency, particularly when it comes to its ability to monitor dissent and carry out a domestic war on ...

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Chandra Muzaffar – Trump’s Entry Ban against Muslims: Linked To Global Warfare and The Neo-Con Agenda?

For many years, Clark and others have argued publicly that the targeted states were part of a neo-conservative agenda led by men like Dick Cheney, former US Vice-President, Donald Rumsfeld, former US Secretary of Defence, and Paul Wolfowitz, former US Deputy Secretary of Defence which sought to control and dominate WANA through the might of the US’s military power. Apart from serving the hegemonic interests of the US, the agenda was totally committed to enhancing Israel’s position in the region ...

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Bhaskar Sunkara – The anti-Trump resistance will fail if we don’t ditch establishment Democrats

If the last week has shown us anything, it’s that Donald Trump has power, but he doesn’t have much of a mandate yet.

We need to keep it that way – and be wary of the bad political leadership and strategy that can help him build one. November’s election is a powerful reminder that the Clinton establishment’s mix of socially inclusive rhetoric and neoliberal economics is a weak response to xenophobic populism.

An anti-Trump resistance movement must be broad, but it must ...

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Larry Chin – The CIA’s “Deep State”, Donald Trump and His “War on Terrorism”

Donald Trump’s first act as president was a visit to CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, where he addressed gathering of CIA employees. His journey directly in “the swamp” took place almost immediately after his inauguration, and was clearly an urgent first priority.

Serenading Langley

The CIA is a headquarters of the Deep State and the Shadow Government. It is the nexus of criminality, and of the Bushes and Clintons, and the world-managing elite. The CIA enjoys a virtually unlimited black ...

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Trump likely to start rolling back regulations immediately

WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump is expected to launch swiftly his administration’s deregulatory agenda, according to lobbyists who have discussed the matter with the transition team, affecting rules governing everything from investment advice to mortgage insurance and power-plant emissions.

Among Trump’s first acts as president Friday may be an order to federal agencies to temporarily cease ongoing rule-making initiatives, these people said. That would mirror steps taken by previous presidents entering the White House as one from the opposing political party leaves.

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HENRY GIROUX – Revisiting Orwell’s ‘1984’ in Trump’s America

In a strange but revealing way, popular culture and politics intersected soon after Donald Trump first assumed the presidency of the United States: George Orwell’s dystopian novel, 1984, surged as the No. 1 best-seller on Amazon both in the United States and Canada.

This followed two significant political events. First, Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s adviser, echoing the linguistic inventions of Orwell’s Ministry of Truth, coined the term “alternative facts” to justify why press secretary Sean Spicer lied by ...

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Chris Hedges – American Psychosis

Reality is under assault. Verbal confusion reigns. Truth and illusion have merged. Mental chaos makes it hard to fathom what is happening. We feel trapped in a hall of mirrors. Exposed lies are answered with other lies. The rational is countered with the irrational. Cognitive dissonance prevails. We endure a disquieting shame and even guilt. Tens of millions of Americans, especially women, undocumented workers, Muslims and African-Americans, suffer the acute anxiety of being pursued by a predator. All this is ...

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Michael Payne – Trump declares war on the media; a monumental mistake he will soon regret

You would think that a newly elected U.S. president who needs all the help he can get to achieve his objectives would think deeply about what he was going to say before he actually said it. Most incoming presidents would do just that; except this president, Donald J. Trump.

Trump engaged in a running feud with this country’s national media throughout his campaign for the presidency and he continues to do so after being elected. The U.S. press has given him ...

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