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The Problem is Bigger Than Trump and Obama — The Presidency Should be Abolished

There was something very revealing about Charlottesville and its aftermath. Not the behavior of the president, or the disturbing resiliency of Nazism, or the willingness of some counter-protesters to initiate violence. We saw how the repugnant actions of a very tiny percentage of people can be manufactured into an all-encompassing narrative – while the corporatocracy…

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Declassified Documents Detail Scope of Illegal Spying Under Obama’s NSA

Under the Obama administration, the NSA and FBI illegally searched and disseminated raw intelligence on American citizens and failed to delete unauthorized intercepts, according to newly declassified documents obtained by the ACLU. The memos were released to the public on July 11 via Freedom of Information Act litigation spearheaded by the ACLU and shed light…

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Rich White House Staffers Paid Handsome Salaries

Nearly half of the Trump administration’s White House staff will earn in excess of $100,000 per year, according to new salary details released last Friday. While some staff work pro bono, such as “First Daughter” Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner, 22 of Trump’s aides, including some with a net worth in the tens of…

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Trump Admin Set To Expand Number Of Civilians Killed By Drone Strikes

The United States drone program by all objective analysis has not been a precision instrument for killing terrorists. Instead, the program has reversed long-standing policies of basic international human rights and rules of war by implementing pre-emptive killing without due process. After years of Obama’s drone strikes that independent watchdog group Airwars estimated to have…

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Russia Sanctions Bill Passes in Senate 97-2

The Senate voted to impose a new round of sanctions on Russia on Wednesday over “aggressive behavior,” tacked onto another resolution that will also put sanctions on the Islamic Republic of Iran. Known as the Crapo Amendment, the bill is intended to “impose sanctions with respect to the Russian Federation and to combat terrorism and…

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New Revelations Shed Light on Extent of NSA Spying Under Obama

In the waning years of the Obama administration, the National Security Agency (NSA) swept up and reviewed the communications of Americans to an extent previously unknown, in direct violation of the Constitution and its own revised guidelines, recently unsealed documents reveal. The NSA is authorized to collect intelligence on foreigners under section 702 of the…

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FISA Court Finds “Serious Fourth Amendment Issue” In Obama’s “Widespread” Illegal Searches Of American Citizens

A newly released court order from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) found that the National Security Agency, under former President Obama, routinely violated American privacy protections while scouring through overseas intercepts and failed to disclose the extent of the problems until the final days before Donald Trump was elected president last fall. In describing the…

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“Don’t Attack Syria”: Donald Trump’s Old Tweets to Obama

US President Donald Trump’s decision to launch a missile strike on the Syrian military after an alleged chemical attack in Idlib brings back a series of tweets from 2013, when Trump urged then-President Obama not to go into Syria in a similar situation. Back in 2013, Donald Trump, who was a real estate mogul and…

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What the Media Isn’t Telling You About Yesterday’s Chemical Attack in Syria

by Darius Shahtahmasebi On Tuesday, yet another chemical weapons attack occurred in Syria. This particular attack took place in the Idlib province, and dozens have reportedly died as a result. Syria is no stranger to chemical weapons attacks. In 2013, there were two notably devastating attacks, both of which the Obama administration used to try to justify…

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Donald Trump Has Just Committed The United States To A Disastrous War In Syria

Rumors of war are percolating in Washington D.C., and if the Trump administration is not extremely careful it may find itself fighting several disastrous wars simultaneously. Just one day after threatening North Korea with war, Donald Trump has committed to taking military action against the Assad regime in Syria. Trump is blaming the chemical attack…

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