2:22 PM 11/30/2017 – “I’m Not Ready for the Redemption of Men…”

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NYT > Home Page: Jim Nabors, 87, TVs Gomer Pyle, Is Dead
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Christian Science Monitor | World: China’s rust belt gets long-awaited bridge to Russia. But is it still a lifeline?
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NYT > Home Page: Common Sense: Trump Says G.O.P. Tax Bill Wont Benefit Him. Thats Not True.
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NYT > Home Page: Russell Simmons Steps Down From Businesses After Sexual Misconduct Report
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NYT > Home Page: Op-Ed Contributor: Amber Tamblyn: Im Not Ready for the Redemption of Men

People in Hollywood are already wondering when the comeback tours will start.

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NYT > Home Page: Jim Nabors, 87, TVs Gomer Pyle, Is Dead

Mr. Nabors found fame as an amiable bumpkin while pursuing as a second career as a singer with a booming baritone voice.

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NYT > Politics: Republican Tax Bill Moves Closer to Senate Passage

Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, spoke during a press conference on proposed Republican tax legislation on Capitol Hill on Thursday.

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NYT > Home Page: Republican Tax Bill Moves Closer to Senate Passage

Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, spoke during a press conference on proposed Republican tax legislation on Capitol Hill on Thursday.

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NYT > Politics: Score One for Corn: In Battle Between Refiners and Farmers, Farmers Win

Corn outside a silo in Paoli, Colo. The Trump administration will keep in place rules requiring refineries to blend biofuel much of it ethanol made from corn into the nations gasoline supply.

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Christian Science Monitor | World: An end to the treaty that ended the cold war? US-Russia spat puts INF at risk

Washington and Moscow accuse each other of violating the landmark nuclear arms treaty severely enough that it could collapse. If it does, the sense of safety that it brought to Europe the region primarily in range of the weapons the treaty bans could evaporate as well.

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Christian Science Monitor | World: China’s rust belt gets long-awaited bridge to Russia. But is it still a lifeline?

Locals in this frigid corner of China are counting on a rail bridge to Russia to revive a struggling economy. But while they’ve waited, the country has transformed making the heavy industries it was built to support look more like the past than the future.

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NYT > Books: The Enthusiast: In Praise of the Career Romance

Written to educate young women about various industries, the books are as historically interesting as they are entertaining sociology lesson plus soap opera.

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NYT > Arts: The Enthusiast: In Praise of the Career Romance

Written to educate young women about various industries, the books are as historically interesting as they are entertaining sociology lesson plus soap opera.

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NYT > Politics: To Cut Drug Prices, Academy of Sciences Tells the Government to Negotiate Drug Prices

A pharmacy in Rohnert Park, Calif. The National Academy of Sciences called Thursday for sweeping changes in the pricing, sale and promotion of prescription drugs.

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NYT > Home Page: Common Sense: Trump Says G.O.P. Tax Bill Wont Benefit Him. Thats Not True.

The tax legislation hurtling through Congress this week seems almost tailor-made to benefit the president, despite his claims that the bills are not good for me.

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NYT > Politics: Fact Check: The Senate G.O.P. Tax Plan

Senate Republicans and President Trump are rushing to overhaul the tax system. Does their plan live up to their promises?NYT > Politics
NYT > Home Page: Fact Check: The Senate G.O.P. Tax Plan

Senate Republicans and President Trump are rushing to overhaul the tax system. Does their plan live up to their promises?NYT > Home Page
NYT > Arts: Russell Simmons Steps Down From Businesses After Sexual Misconduct Report

Russell Simmons in 2016. He has been accused of assaulting two women at different times.

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NYT > Home Page: Russell Simmons Steps Down From Businesses After Sexual Misconduct Report

Russell Simmons in 2016. He has been accused of assaulting two women at different times.

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NYT > Politics: Rex Tillerson May be Dropped by Trump

The White House has developed a plan to force Rex W. Tillerson out as secretary of state, according to sources, as President Trump sours on him.NYT > Politics
NYT > Home Page: U.K. Outcry at Trumps Tweets Reopens Fight Over State Visit

Prime Minister Theresa May of Britain arriving in Amman, Jordan, on Thursday. She has worked hard to cultivate close ties with President Trump.

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NYT > Books: The Pour: Five Wine Books to Give This Holiday Season

The top choices of this years wine books include an essential Champagne guide, an argument to organize wine by soil type and a thin volume of advice.

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NYT > Food: The Pour: Five Wine Books to Give This Holiday Season

The top choices of this years wine books include an essential Champagne guide, an argument to organize wine by soil type and a thin volume of advice.

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NYT > Home Page: Pelosi Calls on Conyers to Resign After an Accuser Details Her Charges

One of Representative John Conyers Jr.s accusers appeared on Today to explicitly detail her harassment accusations, prompting the Democratic leader to say he should go.

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NYT > Home Page: Pottery Is the New Pilates, and Macramé Takes Away the Crazy

Confounded by work, politics or just too much digital activity, anxious New Yorkers are turning to crafts as a balm and a corrective.

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2:19 PM 11/30/2017 – NYPD cop charged with trying to traffic three kilos of heroin

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CNN President Jeff Zucker on Trump: ‘He is a terrible media critic’ – Business Insider
Michael Flynn, Trump’s ex-National Security Adviser, focus of Russia investigation: What to know – Fox News
Trump Wants to Install a Reliable Mouthpiece on Russia at the CIA – Mother Jones
Factbox: Trump turnover – Tillerson would be latest to leave administration – Reuters
Factbox: Trump Turnover – Tillerson Would Be Latest to Leave Administration – U.S. News & World Report
Today’s Headlines and Commentary
Trump considers replacing Tillerson with Pompeo
Groucho Marx, Michael Flynn and a Sanctions Trial’s Lighter Side – Bloomberg
Border Patrol Agent’s Death Is a Mystery, Despite Trump’s ‘Premature’ Tweet – Newsweek
Is Trump Really a Foreign-Policy Populist? – The National Interest Online
Forget the Pivot: Trump’s Abnormality Is Getting Worse – Vanity Fair
Legally speaking: The power of precise language – www.smileypete.com
White House considering plan to replace Tillerson with Pompeo – NBCNews.com
Susan Collins: ‘No Reason To Be Concerned’ That Trump Is Unhinged
Trump’s Neo-Fascist Slime Pit – The American Prospect (blog)
Donald Trump Makes Fun Of Asian Leaders Who Hosted Him
Factbox: Five Facts About Tom Cotton, Trump’s Likely Pick for CIA – U.S. News & World Report
The Consequences of Trump Being Trump – National Review
If Donald Trump believes what’s he’s saying, he must be removed – Chicago Tribune
Report: Trump Is Ready to Fire Rex Tillerson – Slate Magazine (blog)
Trump’s inner circle is worried about his mental state: reports – Salon
White House readies plan to replace Tillerson with Pompeo at State, install Cotton at CIA
This Is What Mueller Probably Wanted To Know From Jared Kushner About Mike Flynn – Newsweek
Mueller, Putin and Trump should be Time’s persons of the year – The Hill

 

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Anti-terror unit NYPD cop charged with trying to traffic three kilos of heroin, having fake cash and credit cards – New York Daily News
 


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Anti-terror unit NYPD cop charged with trying to traffic three kilos of heroin, having fake cash and credit cards
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A crooked NYPD cop assigned to an anti-terror unit attempted to traffic three kilograms of heroin into the city as part of a “shocking crime spree” involving credit card fraud and counterfeit cash, authorities charged Thursday. Reynaldo Lopez, 26, was and more »

CNN President Jeff Zucker on Trump: ‘He is a terrible media critic’ – Business Insider
 


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CNN President Jeff Zucker on Trump: ‘He is a terrible media critic’
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Trump’s tweet over the weekend produced reported anxiety, as critics inside and outside the network said that his attacks imperiled its journalists overseas in countries where press freedom rules were not as strong. Once professional bedfellows during and more »

Michael Flynn, Trump’s ex-National Security Adviser, focus of Russia investigation: What to know – Fox News
 


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Michael Flynn, Trump’s ex-National Security Adviser, focus of Russia investigation: What to know
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Flynn resigned as Trump’s national security adviser in February over revelations that he misled Vice President Mike Pence about his communications with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak. How is he connected to the Russiainvestigation 
Jared Kushner: Donald Trump’s son-in-law reportedly meets with Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation teamThe Independent
History shows that special counsels almost inevitably overstep their mandates.National Review
Mueller’s Prosecutors Are Said to Have Interviewed Jared Kushner on Russia MeetingNew York Times
Wall Street Journal –ABC News –CNN –CNN
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Trump Wants to Install a Reliable Mouthpiece on Russia at the CIA – Mother Jones
 


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Trump Wants to Install a Reliable Mouthpiece on Russia at the CIA
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In Cotton, who reportedly wants the CIA job, President Donald Trump would install at the intelligence agency one of the most vocal supporters of his efforts to dismiss the Trump campaign’s suspected collaboration with the Kremlin in an effort to 
Donald Trump’s aides ‘terrified’ over President’s mental health, says Art of the Deal co-authorThe Independentall 226 news articles »

Factbox: Trump turnover – Tillerson would be latest to leave administration – Reuters
 


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Factbox: Trump turnover – Tillerson would be latest to leave administration
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Michael Flynn – resigned in February as Trump’s national security adviser after disclosures that he had discussed U.S. sanctions on Russia with the Russian ambassador to the United States before Trump took office and had misled Vice President Mike 
Trump Considers Plan to Replace Tillerson With CIA Chief: US OfficialsU.S. News & World Reportall 237 news articles »

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Factbox: Trump Turnover – Tillerson Would Be Latest to Leave Administration
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Philip Bilden – a private equity executive and former military intelligence officer picked by Trump for secretary of the Navy, withdrew from consideration in February because of government conflict-of-interest rules. * James Comey – the FederalBureau and more »

Today’s Headlines and Commentary

The Trump administration plans to instate Mike Pompeo, the current director of the CIA, as secretary of state within the next few weeks, the New York Times reportsSen. Tom Cotton, a republican from Arkansas, would replace Pompeo as CIA director. The transition would conclude a contentious year for Tillerson, who has come under public scrutiny for the mass departure of State Department officials during his tenure. Cotton has been regarded as a strong supporter for President Donald Trump in the Senate on issues related to national security and immigration. His departure would open up another seat in the 2018 midterm elections.On Wednesday, the U.N. Security Council convened for an emergency meeting to address North Koreas launch of an intercontinental ballistic missileaccording to the Washington Post. Despite condemnation of Pyongyangs missile launch, permanent members of the Security Council remain divided. Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N., called for tougher actions against Pyongyang. China and Russia both suggested less aggressive action against North Korea, with Russia calling for the United States to halt its scheduled military drill next month in an effort to prevent the crisis from escalating.

Trump announced a plan to implement stricter sanctions against the North following a phone conversation with Chinese President Xi Jinping, the Post reports. Xinhua, Chinas state media outlet, reported that Xi is committed to denuclearizing Pyongyang and establishing a peaceful settlement, though Chinas cooperation on sanctions remains unclear as the country continues to be a significant economic partner to the isolated North Korean regime.

Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III met with Jared Kushner earlier in November as part of Muellers investigation into possible collusion between the Russian government and the Trump campaign, CNN reports. Sources said Michael Flynn, the former national security adviser, was a focus of the conversation between Kushner and Muellers team. Reports suggest Flynn may be discussing a possible plea deal, as grand jury testimony connected to Muellers investigation has been postponed and Flynns lawyers have stopped sharing information with Trumps legal team.

Trumps retweets of anti-Muslim videos that a British nationalist group published have sparked public tension between Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May, the Post reports. Mays office stated that Trumps promotion of the videos was wrong and supported the hateful narrative of a far-right British fringe group. The Dutch government also responded to Trumps series of tweets, stating that one of the videos, which alleged to show a Muslim migrant injuring a Dutch boy on crutches, was a mischaracterization: Facts do matter. The perpetrator of the violent act in this video was born and raised in the Netherlands. He received and completed his sentence under Dutch law. Trump responded to Mays rebuke on Twitter, though he targeted the wrong Twitter account for the British prime minister.

On Thursday, an Israeli settler shot and killed a Palestinian man who the Israeli army says was throwing rocks at a group of hikers in the village of Qusrah in the West Bank, Reuters reports. The incident marks the first fatality in the West Bank in several months. The Israeli military said the shooting was in self-defense; locals said there had been no clash before the shooting.

U.S. special operations fighters will now carry freeze-dried blood plasma in their first-aid kits, according to the Associated Press. Freeze-dried plasma can be quickly used to clot blood following battlefield injuries, potentially reducing the number of casualties. The use of freeze-dried plasma was first seen in World War II, but U.S. forces stopped its use after outbreaks of hepatitis. Special operations forces are temporarily using plasma supplied by the French as Telefex, Inc., an American medical device company partnering with the Army to supply plasma, seeks Food and Drug Administration approval by 2020.

 

ICYMI: Yesterday on Lawfare

Orin Kerr and Benjamin Wittes hosted a Facebook live with initial reactions following oral argument in Carpenter v. United States.

Paul Rosenzweig defended the mosaic theory in light of Carpenter v. United States oral argument.

Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh reviewed Judge David Barrons Waging War.

Cameron Kerry discussed how the Cyber Diplomacy Act of 2017 could strengthen international cybersecurity efforts.

Yishai Schwartz provided an update on military commission proceedings in United States v. al-Nashiri. 

Shannon Togawa Mercer posted the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence version of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017.

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Trump considers replacing Tillerson with Pompeo

President has had combative relationship with secretary of state
Groucho Marx, Michael Flynn and a Sanctions Trial’s Lighter Side – Bloomberg
 


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Groucho Marx, Michael Flynn and a Sanctions Trial’s Lighter Side
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A money-laundering trial that started in Manhattan this week could deal a serious blow to Turkish-U.S. relations. Little wonder, then, that lawyers are grasping for moments of levity. Groucho Marx and even ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn  

Border Patrol Agent’s Death Is a Mystery, Despite Trump’s ‘Premature’ Tweet – Newsweek
 

Border Patrol Agent’s Death Is a Mystery, Despite Trump’s ‘Premature’ Tweet
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We’re looking at it as a potential assault on a federal officer, Jeanette Harper, public affairs officer for the FBI’s El Paso division, told Newsweek Thursday. And through the course of the investigation, if the facts of the investigation take us and more »

Is Trump Really a Foreign-Policy Populist? – The National Interest Online
 


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Is Trump Really a Foreign-Policy Populist?
The National Interest Online
… which is the danger of taking Trump at his word when it comes to his broader approach to foreign-policy issues. Has Trumpactually governed as a populist? Or has he in fact embraced many of the policies that establishment figures have espoused over  

Forget the Pivot: Trump’s Abnormality Is Getting Worse – Vanity Fair
 


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Forget the Pivot: Trump’s Abnormality Is Getting Worse
Vanity Fair
In hindsight, the G.O.P. should not have trusted Manafort, who himself would eventually be indicted on counts including money laundering and conspiracy, imperiling the very presidency he sought to bolster. But party stalwarts, too, have failed to keep and more »

Legally speaking: The power of precise language – www.smileypete.com
 

Legally speaking: The power of precise language
www.smileypete.com
If Trump staffers knew it was illegal to seek Russian help in the election and agreed to do it anyway, that could be a conspiracy. Ultimately, for Trump and his political foes, the only legal phrase that really matters is treason, bribery, and other 

White House considering plan to replace Tillerson with Pompeo – NBCNews.com
 


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White House considering plan to replace Tillerson with Pompeo
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For that reason, it’s not surprising that Pompeo would be next to get the top diplomatic spot in Trump’s administration. Multiple current and former intelligence officials told NBC News that some people inside the intelligence community had started 
It’s All but a Done Deal: Insiders Expect CIA Director Mike Pompeo to Take Over the State DepartmentVanity Fair
White House plans to replace Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with CIA head Mike Pompeo: reportNew York Daily News
Get ready for the rearranging of the administration’s deck chairsSalonall 201 news articles »

Susan Collins: ‘No Reason To Be Concerned’ That Trump Is Unhinged

But the Maine GOP senator says it’s not “helpful” that he promotes racist conspiracy theories.
Trump’s Neo-Fascist Slime Pit – The American Prospect (blog)
 

Trump’s Neo-Fascist Slime Pit
The American Prospect (blog)
When Trump launched his n+1st vileness on Twitter yesterday, retweeting phony and incendiary videos (talk about fake news!) posted by a lunatic-fringe white Christian Muslim-hating British website, Britain First, the reaction from anti-racists was and more »

Donald Trump Makes Fun Of Asian Leaders Who Hosted Him

The president did his own imitation as he promoted GOP tax legislation.
Factbox: Five Facts About Tom Cotton, Trump’s Likely Pick for CIA – U.S. News & World Report
 


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Factbox: Five Facts About Tom Cotton, Trump’s Likely Pick for CIA
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Cotton, 40, is a staunch Trump ally who has vigorously opposed the Iran nuclear deal. He served one term in the House of Representatives before being elected to the Senate in 2014 as part of a Republican wave. Cotton sits on the Intelligence Committee  

The Consequences of Trump Being Trump – National Review
 


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The Consequences of Trump Being Trump
National Review
Nearly two and half years since his political career began, and more than ten months since his inauguration, does anyone really think the latest outrageous thing done or said by President Donald Trump matters anymore? The answer from his coreand more »

If Donald Trump believes what’s he’s saying, he must be removed – Chicago Tribune
 


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If Donald Trump believes what’s he’s saying, he must be removed
Chicago Tribune
“‘We don’t think that was my voice,’ Mr. Trump told the senator, according to a person familiar with the conversation. Since then, Mr. Trump has continued to suggest that the tape that nearly upended his campaign was not actually him, according to 
Donald Trump’s assault on truth circles back to birtherismCNN
Michelle Obama has a crack at Donald Trump’s Twitter habitsNEWS.com.au
Trump is still reportedly pushing his racist birther conspiracy theory about ObamaVoxall 203 news articles »

Report: Trump Is Ready to Fire Rex Tillerson – Slate Magazine (blog)
 


Slate Magazine (blog)
Report: Trump Is Ready to Fire Rex Tillerson
Slate Magazine (blog)
All you probably need to know about that “strain” is that Tillerson reportedly referred to Trump as a “fucking moron” after the president left a high-level meeting during which Trump had made a sudden and arbitrary demand to build tens of thousands ofand more »

Trump’s inner circle is worried about his mental state: reports – Salon
 


Salon
Trump’s inner circle is worried about his mental state: reports
Salon
While that’s certainly the first public indication that White House staffers have expressed concern over Trump’s mental health, it’s by no means a new topic. Take Joe Scarborough for instance, who has raised questions about Trump’s mental stability forand more »

White House readies plan to replace Tillerson with Pompeo at State, install Cotton at CIA
 

White House readies plan to replace Tillerson with Pompeo at State, install Cotton at CIA

The White House has readied a plan to oust embattled Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and replace him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo, who has become one of the most personally loyal and politically savvy members of President Trump’s national security team, two administration officials confirmed Thursday. The plan, hatched by White House Chief of Staff John [] chief of staff John []

This Is What Mueller Probably Wanted To Know From Jared Kushner About Mike Flynn – Newsweek
 


Washington Times
This Is What Mueller Probably Wanted To Know From Jared Kushner About Mike Flynn
Newsweek
But Akerman says it’s likely the special counsel is investigating Kushner’s involvement in helping the Russians use data analytics to target voters via social media during the 2016 election. Kushner’s handling of emails stolen from the Democratic 
Robert Mueller Went To Jared!Wonkette (blog)
The special counsel may have just flipped a key witness in the Russia probeShareblue Mediaall 128 news articles »

Mueller, Putin and Trump should be Time’s persons of the year – The Hill
 


The Hill
Mueller, Putin and Trump should be Time’s persons of the year
The Hill
Putin is the Russian dictator who wages aggressive war through weapons of modern technology against democracy in America and Europe. Trump is the president who was elected with the support of Putin, and now faces a high-intensity investigation that and more »


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6:58 AM 11/26/2017 – RECENT POSTS: It is yet unclear whether Putin to run for re-election
6:48 AM 11/26/2017 – It is yet unclear whether Putin to run for re-election – Peskov
6:33 AM 11/26/2017 – Tweets by +Mike Nova
5:27 AM 11/26/2017 – Beware the Russian Elephant
4:40 AM 11/26/2017 – Obama’s Revenge: New sanctions are about to bite, and Russias elite are spooked…
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11:29 AM 11/26/2017 Donald Trump is pissed at Ivanka Trump
10:57 AM 11/26/2017 Did Jared Kushner just tip off that hes about to resign?
10:04 AM 11/26/2017 How Trump Will Turn Americas Open Internet Into an Ugly Version of Chinas Daily Beast
9:51 AM 11/26/2017 Recent Posts
9:45 AM 11/26/2017 Mr. President, have I got a bridge for you!
9:17 AM 11/26/2017 AP FBI didnt tell US targets as Russian hackers hunted emails
6:58 AM 11/26/2017 RECENT POSTS: It is yet unclear whether Putin to run for re-election
6:48 AM 11/26/2017 It is yet unclear whether Putin to run for re-election Peskov
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10:57 AM 11/26/2017 – Did Jared Kushner just tip off that hes about to resign?
10:04 AM 11/26/2017 – How Trump Will Turn America’s Open Internet Into an Ugly Version of China’s – …

10:04 AM 11/26/2017 – How Trump Will Turn America’s Open Internet Into an Ugly Version of China’s – Daily Beast
9:51 AM 11/26/2017 – Recent Posts

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9:45 AM 11/26/2017 – Mr. President, have I got a bridge for you!

9:45 AM 11/26/2017 – Mr. President, have I got a bridge for you!
9:17 AM 11/26/2017 – AP – FBI didnt tell US targets as Russian hackers hunted emails

9:17 AM 11/26/2017 – AP – FBI didnt tell US targets as Russian hackers hunted emails
All Selected Articles – Russia

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6:58 AM 11/26/2017 – RECENT POSTS: It is yet unclear whether Putin to run for re-election

6:58 AM 11/26/2017 – RECENT POSTS: It is yet unclear whether Putin to run for re-election
6:48 AM 11/26/2017 – It is yet unclear whether Putin to run for re-election – Peskov

6:48 AM 11/26/2017 – It is yet unclear whether Putin to run for re-election – Peskov
6:33 AM 11/26/2017 – Tweets by +Mike Nova

6:33 AM 11/26/2017 – Tweets by +Mike Nova
5:27 AM 11/26/2017 – Beware the Russian Elephant

5:27 AM 11/26/2017 – Beware the Russian Elephant
4:40 AM 11/26/2017 – Obama’s Revenge: New sanctions are about to bite, and Russias elite are spooked…

4:40 AM 11/26/2017 – Obama’s Revenge: New sanctions are about to bite, and Russias elite are spooked
4:40 AM 11/26/2017 – Obama’s Revenge: New sanctions are about to bite, and Russias elite are spooked…

4:40 AM 11/26/2017 – Obama’s Revenge: New sanctions are about to bite, and Russias elite are spooked
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12:05 PM 11/25/2017 – Ariel Cohen: Russia is roaring back to the Middle East while … | Ариэль Коэн…

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11:29 AM 11/26/2017 Donald Trump is pissed at Ivanka Trump

Saved Stories Saved Stories – None Donald Trump is pissed at Ivanka Trump WHISTLEBLOWING VS. LEAKING: THREAT AGAINST COMEY SPARKS BACKLASH – East County Magazine Dan Vallone: Trump has made a habit of appeasing thuggish leaders rather than defending democracy – Concord Monitor What’s Dangerous About Donald Trump’s Foreign Policy? – The Atlantic FBI didn’t … Continue reading“11:29 AM 11/26/2017 – Donald Trump is pissed at Ivanka Trump”
10:57 AM 11/26/2017 Did Jared Kushner just tip off that hes about to resign?

Saved Stories Saved Stories – None Did Jared Kushner just tip off that hes about to resign? After Michael Flynn sells out, Jared Kushner hits the panic button ANALYSIS: Where Trump’s impact is real – The Providence Journal After Michael Flynn sells out, Jared Kushner hits the panic button Donald Trump – Google News: Trump … Continue reading“10:57 AM 11/26/2017 – Did Jared Kushner just tip off that hes about to resign?”
10:04 AM 11/26/2017 How Trump Will Turn Americas Open Internet Into an Ugly Version of Chinas Daily Beast

Saved Stories Saved Stories – None How Trump Will Turn America’s Open Internet Into an Ugly Version of China’s – Daily Beast Donald Trump and the Success of the Narcissistic Sociopath – Daily Beast “*Did Jared Kushner just tip off that hes about to resign? Putin’s Syrian Messages and Macron’s Lebanese Initiative – HuffPost Donald … Continue reading“10:04 AM 11/26/2017 – How Trump Will Turn America’s Open Internet Into an Ugly Version of China’s – Daily Beast”
9:51 AM 11/26/2017 Recent Posts

The World News and Times 9:45 AM 11/26/2017 Mr. President, have I got a bridge for you! 2:06 PM 11/23/2017 Recent Posts  8:51 AM 11/23/2017 Harding Collusion 11:14 AM 11/22/2017 The Real Winner in Americas Russia Crisis Is China 4:51 AM 11/22/2017 US Navy plane carrying 11 crashes into Pacific Ocean off Japan Washington Post … Continue reading“9:51 AM 11/26/2017 – Recent Posts “
9:45 AM 11/26/2017 Mr. President, have I got a bridge for you!

The Brooklyn Bridge _____________________________ Saved Stories Saved Stories – None Mr. President, have I got a bridge for you! – Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier Trump’s assault on the administrative state will benefit America – Fox News Narcissism prevents global solutions to our shared problems – Press Herald US-Turkish political stew: Kurds, Flynn and even Bharara … Continue reading“9:45 AM 11/26/2017 – Mr. President, have I got a bridge for you!”

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9:17 AM 11/26/2017 AP FBI didnt tell US targets as Russian hackers hunted emails

Technology FBI didnt tell US targets as Russian hackers hunted emails Traffic along Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington streaks past the Federal Bureau of Investigation headquarters building Wednesday night, Nov. 1, 2017. Scores of U.S. diplomatic, military and government figures were not told about attempts to hack into their emails even though the FBI knew they … Continue reading“9:17 AM 11/26/2017 – AP – FBI didnt tell US targets as Russian hackers hunted emails”
6:58 AM 11/26/2017 RECENT POSTS: It is yet unclear whether Putin to run for re-election

6:48 AM 11/26/2017 It is yet unclear whether Putin to run for re-election PeskovNovember 26, 2017 6:33 AM 11/26/2017 Tweets by @mikenovNovember 26, 2017 5:27 AM 11/26/2017 Beware the Russian ElephantNovember 26, 2017 5:14 AM 11/26/2017 Russia law on media not based on reciprocityNovember 26, 2017 4:40 AM 11/26/2017 Obamas Revenge: … Continue reading“6:58 AM 11/26/2017 – RECENT POSTS: It is yet unclear whether Putin to run for re-election”
6:48 AM 11/26/2017 It is yet unclear whether Putin to run for re-election Peskov

Mike Novas Shared NewsLinks Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks It is yet unclear whether Putin to run for re-election Peskov Johnson’s Russia List How to Identify the Kremlin Ruling Elite and its Agents NEWSWATCH: Putin in the Boot; New sanctions are about to bite, and Russias elite are http://russialist.org/newswatch-putin-in-the-boot-new-sanctions-are-about-to-bite-and-russias-elite-are-spooked-the-personal-sanctions-against-regime-cronies-are-especially-tough-the-economist/ pic.twitter.com/wfdbXX4H7s Bridging the Scholarship-Policy Divide Johnson’s Russia List … Continue reading“6:48 AM 11/26/2017 – It is yet unclear whether Putin to run for re-election – Peskov”
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Tweets by @mikenov Mike Nova@mikenov How to Identify the Kremlin Ruling Elite and its Agents http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/new-atlanticist/how-to-identify-the-kremlin-ruling-elite-and-its-agents#new_tab  How to Identify the Kremlin Ruling Elite and its Agents Criteria for the US Administrations Kremlin Report On August 2, 2017, US President Donald J. Trump signed H.R. 3364, Countering Americas Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA), into law…. atlanticcouncil.org 7m Mike … Continue reading“6:33 AM 11/26/2017 – Tweets by @mikenov”
5:27 AM 11/26/2017 Beware the Russian Elephant

Beware the Russian Elephant – Google Search Sunday November 26th, 2017 at 5:26 AM 1 Share Beware the Russian Elephant – The American Interest Sunday November 26th, 2017 at 5:24 AM Comments On: Beware The Russian Elephant 1 Share Framing the Debate Beware the Russian Elephant Peter Pomerantsev   As the West considers how to respond to the Kremlins … Continue reading

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The Paradise Papers: Revelations Spring From Leaked Records Of World’s Wealthy – NPR
Putin and the Mob – Google News: Jennifer Rubin: Trump administration is up to its neck in Russians – Salt Lake Tribune
Palmer Report: Donald Trump Jr could be facing bribery charges
Palmer Report: Multiple resignations from Donald Trump administration said to be imminent after latest Russia leaks
Donald Trump | The Guardian: My travels in white America a land of anxiety, division and pockets of pain
2016 elections anxiety – Google News: My travels in white America a land of anxiety, division and pockets of pain – The Guardian
putin won US 2016 election – Google News: Trump Aides On Edge Over The President’s Upcoming Meeting With Putin In Vietnam – BuzzFeed News
VOA Newscasts – November 06, 2017
Paradise Papers: Tax haven secrets of ultra-rich exposed – BBC News
At least nine people in Trump’s orbit had contact with Russians … – Washington Post
US commerce secretary invests in firm linked to Putin family and allies, reports say – Washington Post
Russia launched social media support for Trump almost immediately after he announced his campaign – Raw Story
Texas gunman killed his grandmother-in-law and 25 others at church – CNN
Названо имя «техасского стрелка»
Saudi Warns Iran against Supplying Missiles to Houthi Rebels
fbi – Google News: Former FBI director James Comey ditches Reinhold Niebuhr Twitter alias – USA TODAY
fbi – Google News: FBI offering reward to find the ‘Faceless Bandit,’ a suspect in three Massachusetts bank robberies – MassLive.com
Russia probe: Mueller’s evidence
Paradise Papers sends shockwaves around the world
With Manafort, It Really Is About Russia, Not Ukraine – New York Times
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The Paradise Papers: Revelations Spring From Leaked Records Of World’s Wealthy – NPR
 


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U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth and a key ally to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are among the 120 rich and powerful people who are mentioned in the Paradise Papers, a new release of data about offshore tax …
The Energy 202: What you need to know about Wilbur Ross and the Paradise PapersWashington Post
Paradise Papers: Wilbur Ross says ‘nothing improper’ about Russia linksBBC News
5 Secrets of the World’s Wealthiest People Revealed by the Paradise PapersMoney Magazine
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Putin and the Mob – Google News: Jennifer Rubin: Trump administration is up to its neck in Russians – Salt Lake Tribune
 


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Jennifer Rubin: Trump administration is up to its neck in Russians
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Newly leaked documents show that Ross has a stake in a shipping company that does business with a gas producer partly owned by the son-in-law of Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to the International Consortium of Journalists. (AP Photo/J.and more »

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Palmer Report: Donald Trump Jr could be facing bribery charges

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has long been looking into Donald Trump Jr’s meeting with Russian government representatives during the election, as Donald Trump appears to have committed obstruction of justice by trying to cover up the true nature of his son’s meeting. However, based on new details from one of the people who attended the meeting, Junior could be facing criminal charges relating to bribery.Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Kremlin-connected attorney who met with Donald Trump Jr, is now offering damning new details about the meeting. Last week she confirmed that she ran her talking points past Russian President Vladimir Putin in advance, thus confirming that she was indeed acting on behalf of the Russian government. Now she claims that Trump Jr hinted that he and his father might change U.S. law in order to accommodate her.Here’s what Veselnitskaya now claims Donald Trump Jr said to her regarding the Magnitsky Act, which Russia has long sought to get repealed: “Looking ahead, if we come to power, we can return to this issue and think what to do about it.” (source: Bloomberg). This was during the same conversation in which Trump Jr asked her for secret information on Hillary Clinton which could have helped his father’s campaign. When you put these two things together, the argument can be made that one was being offered in exchange for the other, which one legal expert says could meet the legal definition of bribery.

Former federal Prosector Renato Mariotti explains that “offering to exchange an official act for something of value is like soliciting a bribe.” (link). He goes on to cite a past case law against a politician which helps to frame how this could result in bribery charges against Donald Trump Jr. This is in addition to the obstruction of justice charges that Donald Trump could face for making misleading statements about his son’s meeting.

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Palmer Report: Multiple resignations from Donald Trump administration said to be imminent after latest Russia leaks

Last night an international consortium of journalists published the Paradise Papers, which included evidence that a number of members of the Donald Trump administration have secret financial ties to Vladimir Putin and the Kremlin. Now multiple sources are suddenly pointing to anywhere from one to six resignations forthcoming and some of the names are very high profile in nature.The Paradise Papers exposed evidence that Donald Trump’s Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, his Ambassador to Russia Jon Hunstman, and others in the administration have secret financial ties to Russia, which they’ve tried to disguise along the way. Now today there are reports that both of them could resign, along with Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke.Here’s how political insider and MSNBC guest commentator Scott Dworkin has framed the matter today: “Ive received reports today saying DeVos, Huntsman, Ross, Sessions, Tillerson & Zinke are resigning for ties to Russia &/or for corruption.” (link). But he’s not the only source talking resignations today. The news outlet Salon is reporting today that Betsy DeVos is expected to resign due to what her allies categorize as frustration with the Secretary of Education bureaucracy (link), in what could simply be an excuse to bail on the job before things get scandalous.

Jeff Sessions has been caught telling several lies about the campaign’s involvement with Russia. Ryan Zinke is caught up in the chartered flight scandal which has already led to the resignation of HHS Secretary Tom Price. Rex Tillerson has long been rumored to be on his way out, both due to his frustration on the job, and his “moron” debacle with Donald Trump. If any one of these six resignations takes place, in the context of how weak and scandalized Trump already is, it could be a bodyblow to him. If several resignations do indeed take place, it could be the ballgame.

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Donald Trump | The Guardian: My travels in white America a land of anxiety, division and pockets of pain

This summer, Gary Younge took a trip from Maine to Mississippi to find out what has brought the US to this point. From the forgotten poor to desperate addicts, their whiteness is all some of them have left and that makes fertile ground for the far rightJeff Baxters enduring memory, from childhood, is the glow. Coming down over the hill overlooking the coke plant in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, the molten iron would make itself known both as a vision and an aspiration. Its like the sun landed there, says Baxter, a burly, bearded retiree, who achieved his boyhood dream of becoming a steelworker.Today, the plant, like the one Baxter worked in for 30 years, stands derelict a shell that represents a hollowing out not just of the local economy but of culture and hope as though someone extinguished Baxters sun and left the place in darkness. Buildings in the centre of town that were once testament to the industrial wealth produced here stand abandoned. More than 40% of the population now live below the poverty line; 9.1% are unemployed.

There is systemic racism, but black people have advocates. Poor white people dont

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2016 elections anxiety – Google News: My travels in white America a land of anxiety, division and pockets of pain – The Guardian
 


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Just seven months after the US had bid farewell to its first black president, his successor said there were some very fine people marching with the neo-Nazis who chanted: Jews will not replace us. … Out-traded by China (in 2016 the trade deficit 

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putin won US 2016 election – Google News: Trump Aides On Edge Over The President’s Upcoming Meeting With Putin In Vietnam – BuzzFeed News
 


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Trump Aides On Edge Over The President’s Upcoming Meeting With Putin In Vietnam
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Trump and his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson both view the meeting as worth the cost of the awkward optics, US officials told BuzzFeed News, but career diplomats inside the administration have come down on different sides. Some White House officials and more »

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VOA Newscasts – November 06, 2017

Give us 5 minutes, and we’ll give you the world. Around the clock, Voice of America keeps you in touch with the latest news. We bring you reports from our correspondents and interviews with newsmakers from across the world.Download audio: https://av.voanews.com/clips/VEN/2017/11/06/20171106-190000-VEN119-program_hq.mp3
Paradise Papers: Tax haven secrets of ultra-rich exposed – BBC News
 

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A huge new leak of financial documents has revealed how the powerful and ultra-wealthy, including the Queen’s private estate, secretly invest vast amounts of cash in offshore tax havens.
Donald Trump’s commerce secretary is shown to have a stake in a firm dealing with Russians sanctioned by the US.
The leak, dubbed the Paradise Papers, contains 13.4m documents, mostly from one leading firm in offshore finance.
BBC Panorama is part of nearly 100 media groups investigating the papers.

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At least nine people in Trump’s orbit had contact with Russians … – Washington Post
 


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US commerce secretary invests in firm linked to Putin family and allies, reports say – Washington Post
 


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US commerce secretary invests in firm linked to Putin family and allies, reports say
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The documents leaked as the administration faces several investigations into possible collusion between the Trump campaignand Russia, including a probe by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III that brought its first indictments last week. The millionsand more »
Russia launched social media support for Trump almost immediately after he announced his campaign – Raw Story
 


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Russia launched social media support for Trump almost immediately after he announced his campaign
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Russian social media support for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign started just weeks after he announced his candidacy in June 2015 far earlier than had been previously known. The Wall Street Journal reports that Russian Twitter accounts posing …
Russian Twitter Support for Trump Began Right After He Started CampaignWall Street Journal 
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Texas gunman killed his grandmother-in-law and 25 others at church – CNN
 


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(CNN) [Breaking news update, 2:25 p.m. ET]. Texas church gunman Devin Kelley killed his grandmother-in-law, Lula White, in the massacre Sunday, multiple friends told CNN. White was the grandmother of Kelley’s wife and volunteered frequently at the …
Texas Gunman Had Assaulted Wife and Stepson Before Church ShootingNew York Times
‘Evil has invaded sanctuary’: Texas massacre likely the worst church shooting in US historyWashington Post
Texas shooting: Gunman Devin Kelley ‘had row with mother-in-law’BBC News
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Названо имя «техасского стрелка»
 

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Власти Техаса назвали имя преступника, расстрелявшего прихожан в церкви: 26-летний Девин Патрик Келли. В своё время он служил в ВВС. Пять лет назад его осудили за нападение на собственных жену и ребёнка, а позже с позором уволили из рядов. В последнее время он преподавал в церковной школе.

По данным следствия, он тщательно готовился к нападению. Дома у него нашли целый арсенал. В церковь Сазерленд-спрингс он явился в бронежилете и с винтовкой.

Местные жители тут же открыли ответный огонь, рани
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Saudi Warns Iran against Supplying Missiles to Houthi Rebels

Saudi Arabia accused Iran on Monday of supplying ballistic missiles to the Houthi rebels in Yemen and called it a blatant act of military aggression.
fbi – Google News: Former FBI director James Comey ditches Reinhold Niebuhr Twitter alias – USA TODAY
 


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Welcome to the Twitterverse, Mr. Comey. James Comey, who abruptly fired as FBI director in May, used to lie low on social media under the alias Reinhold Niebuhr with the handle @FormerBu. On Monday morning, that handle switched to @Comey …
Ex-FBI Director Comey Tweets As Himself After Revealing Secret AccountCBS San Francisco Bay Area
Meet @comey: The former FBI director is no longer undercover on TwitterThe Boston Globe
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fbi – Google News: FBI offering reward to find the ‘Faceless Bandit,’ a suspect in three Massachusetts bank robberies – MassLive.com
 


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FBI offering reward to find the ‘Faceless Bandit,’ a suspect in three Massachusetts bank robberies
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The FBI may not have a name or even a face, but investigators are hoping a $5,000 reward will change that. Authorities are searching for the “Faceless Bandit,” who is a suspect in three bank robberies in Fall River. The bandit earned the nickname 
FBI VIOLENT TASK FORCE SEEKS PUBLIC’S HELP IDENTIFYING THE FACELESS BANDIT ~ ARMED AND …The Valley Patriot
FBI Offering $5000 Reward In Fall River ‘Faceless Bandit’ CaseCBS Boston / WBZ
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Russia probe: Mueller’s evidence
 

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US Federal investigators have enough evidence in the investigation into former national security advisor Michael Flynn and his son as part of the Russian election probe, “according to NBC News”:https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/mueller-has-enough-evidence-bring-charges-flynn-investigation-n817666?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma which cites multiple sources.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly applying pressure on General Flynn after the indictment of Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

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Paradise Papers sends shockwaves around the world

With high-ranking politicians appearing in the Paradise Papers, officials around the globe were quick to react to the leak. The EU and India have started investigations while Russian and US officials were on the defense.
With Manafort, It Really Is About Russia, Not Ukraine – New York Times
 

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Administration officials dismiss the alleged criminal activity by Mr. Manafort, formerly President Trump’s campaign chairman, as being merely about money-laundering and Ukraine but not Russia, the focus of the investigation by Robert S. Mueller III and more »
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Merkel wants progress in coalition talks in 10 days

BERLIN (Reuters) – Immigration and climate policy are the most contentious issues in exploratory negotiations between three parties seeking to form Germany’s next government, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday, adding that she wants proper talks to start in 10 days.

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Trump withholds some pages of the recently released secret JFK files

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10:31 AM 10/28/2017 – How social media helped weaponize Donald Trump’s election campaign

How social media helped weaponize Donald Trump’s election campaign

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How social media helped weaponize Donald Trump’s election campaign
Дамаск отверг обвинения в химатаке
“Russia-гейт”: первые обвинения
США грозят Северной Корее ударом
UN blames Syrian forces for Khan Sheikhoun sarin attack
How will exiting lawmakers impact the balance of power?
Journalist tours ‘other half’ of America neglected by media
US soldier dies in helicopter crash
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VOA Newscasts – October 28, 2017
Pentagon chief says North Korea engages in ‘outlaw’ behavior
Cocaine crisis on British nuclear submarine as nine sailors fired – Business Insider
UK navy discharges 9 nuclear sub crew members for drug use
British navy sacks nuclear submariners over cocaine use
Mueller probe into possible collusion with Russia nets first charges: report
Trumps set to launch two real estate projects in India, despite conflict-of-interest concerns
U.S. Congress Receives List Of Russians Targeted By New Sanctions
Trump withholds some pages of the recently released secret JFK files
Israel Is a Military Superpower for One Simple Reason: ‘Underwater’ Nuclear Weapons
Facebook ads: Social media giant announces new transparency
JFK assassination records: The promise of revelations derailed by CIA and FBI – Washington Post
Audio: Listen as Mandalay Bay security guard reports ‘shots fired’ as Las Vegas massacre begins – Los Angeles Times
PARAMILITARY: Where Have All The Russians Gone
Puerto Rico power contract a local issue: White House
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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he didnt see a scenario in which the U.S. would accept North Korea as a nuclear power, even after a year of dramatic advances for North Koreas weapons program.WSJ.com: World News
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How social media helped weaponize Donald Trump’s election campaign
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Planet Americas John Barron explains how Facebook and Twitter helped weaponize the Trump campaign.

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9:40 AM 10/28/2017 – Talking Points Brought to Trump Tower Meeting Were Shared With Kremlin – New York Times

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Mueller probe into possible collusion with Russia nets first charges: report
 

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Robert Muellers investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia have reportedly netted its first charges.

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Israels submarine corps is a tiny force with a big open secret: in all likelihood, it is armed with nuclear weapons. The five Dolphin-class submarines represent an ace in the hole for Israel, the ultimate guarantor of the countrys security, ensuring that if attacked with nukes, the tiny nation can strike back in kind.

Israels first nuclear weapons were completed by the early 1970s, and deployed among both free-fall aircraft bombs and Jericho ballistic missiles. The 1991 Persian Gulf War, which saw Iraqi Scuds and Al Hussein ballistic missiles raining down on Israeli cities, led Tel Aviv to conclude that the country needed a true nuclear triad of air-, land- and sea-based nukes to give the countrys nuclear deterrent maximum flexibilityand survivability.

The most survivable arm of the nuclear triad is typically the sea-based one, consisting of nuclear-armed submarines. Submarines can disappear for weeks or even months, taking up a highly classified patrol route while waiting for orders to launch their missiles. This so-called second-strike capability is built on the principle of nuclear deterrence and ensures potential enemies will think twice before attacking, knowing Israels submarines will be available to carry out revenge attacks.

The first three submarines were authorized before the Gulf War, in 1988, though it is not clear they were built with nuclear weapons in mind. After years of delays construction began in Germany instead of the United States as originally planned, with German combat systems instead of American ones. Most importantly, the project went ahead with German financing; Berlin reportedly felt obliged to finance two of the submarines, and split the third as lax German nonproliferation enforcement had partly enabled Iraqs nuclear and chemical weapons program.

The first three submarines, DolphinLeviathan and Tekuma, were laid down in the early 1990s, but only entered service between 1999 and 2000. The submarines are 187 feet long, displace 1,720 tons submerged and have an operating depth of 1,148 feet. Sensors include the STN Atlas Elektronik CSU-90-1 sonar suite with the DBSQS-21D active and AN 5039A1 passive sonar systems. The Dolphin class also has PRS-3-15 passive ranging sonar and FAS-3-1 passive flank arrays.

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NYT > Books: Nonfiction: Survival of the Prettiest: Darwins theory of aesthetics may be the sexiest, most dangerous idea in evolution.

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NYT > Books: Nonfiction: Survival of the Prettiest

Darwins theory of aesthetics may be the sexiest, most dangerous idea in evolution.

Survival of the Prettiest – The New York Times

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But it’s another of Darwin’s theories, his least appreciated (at least to judge by popular books), that is his most seditious — and that this year finally gets the thorough defense it deserves.

A little over a decade after he published “On the Origin of Species,” in which he described his theory of natural selection shaped by “survival of the fittest,” Darwin published another troublesome treatise — “The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relationship to Sex.” This expanded on an idea he mentioned only briefly in “Origin.” Sometimes, he proposed, in organisms that reproduce by having sex, a different kind of selection occurs: Animals choose mates that are not the fittest candidates available, but the most attractive or alluring. Sometimes, in other words, aesthetics rule.

Darwin conceived this idea largely because he found natural selection could not account for the ornaments seen in many animals, especially males, all over the world — the bright buttocks and faces of many monkeys and apes; the white legs and backside of the Banteng bull, in Malaysia; the elaborate feathers and mating dances of countless birds including bee-eaters and bell-birds, nightjars, hummingbirds and herons, gaudy birds of paradise and lurid pheasants, and the peacock, that showboat, whose extravagant tail seems a survival hindrance but so pleases females that well-fanned cocks regularly win their favor. Only a consistent preference for such ornament — in many species, a “choice exerted by the female” — could select for such decoration. This sexual selection,as Darwin called it, this taste for beauty rather than brawn, constituted an evolutionary mechanism separate, independent, and sometimes contrary to natural selection.

To Darwin’s dismay, many biologists rejected this theory. For one thing, Darwin’s elevation of sexual selection threatened the idea of natural selection as the one true and almighty force shaping life — a creative force powerful and concentrated enough to displace that of God. And some felt Darwin’s sexual selection gave too much power to all those females exerting choices based on beauty. As the zoologist St. George Jackson Mivart complained in an influential early review of “Descent,” “the instability of vicious feminine caprice” was too soft and slippery a force to drive something as important as evolution.

Darwin’s sexual selection theory thus failed to win the sort of victory that his theory of natural selection did. Ever since, the adaptationist, “fitness first” view of sexual selection as a subset of natural selection has dominated, driving the interpretation of most significant traits. Fancy feathers or (in humans) symmetrical faces have been cast not as instruments of sexual selection, but as “honest signals” of some greater underlying fitness. Meanwhile, the “modern synthesis” of the mid-1900s, which reconciled Darwinian evolution with Mendelian genetics, redefined evolutionary fitness itself not in terms of traits, but as the survival and spread of the individual genes that generated the traits. Genes, rather than traits, became what natural selection selected.

And so things largely remained until now. This summer, however, almost 150 years after Darwin published his sexual selection theory to mixed reception, Richard Prum, a mild-mannered ornithologist and museum curator from Yale, has published a book intended to win Darwin’s sex theory a more climactic victory. With THE EVOLUTION OF BEAUTY (Doubleday, $30), Prum, drawing on decades of study, hundreds of papers, and a lively, literate, and mischievous mind, means to prove an enriched version of Darwin’s sexual selection theory and rescue evolutionary biology from its “tedious and limiting adaptationist insistence on the ubiquitous power of natural selection.” He feels this insistence has given humankind an impoverished, even corrupted view of evolution in general, and in particular of how evolution has shaped sexual relations and human culture.

As Prum knows, he’s in for a fight. The biologists who most militantly defend the adaptationist Darwinian view of evolution, such as Richard Dawkins, do not gladly suffer dissent. But true to his argument, Prum seeks to prevail less through brute force of attack than by making his case with clarity, grace and charm. Like a bowerbird arranging its display for potential mates, he seeks not to best his chesty, chattering rivals, but to persuade the open-minded. The result is a delicious read, both seductive and mutinous.

Richard Prum is first and foremost an obsessive birder. Having personally seen over a third of the world’s 10,000 known bird species, he draws on his observations and wide reading to defeather and gut the adaptationist view that beauty is an “honest signaling” of evolutionary fitness. His attention never strays far from nature, and his writing in these bird passages is minutely detailed, exquisitely observant, deeply informed, and often tenderly sensual. When describing, say, the “throbbing” display of the lavishly decorated argus bird, he delivers a feathery brush of the erotic.

Prum is also an expert on the evolution of feathers, and he writes of them with the insight and appreciation one hears in the funnest art critics — think Kenneth Clark crossed with Sister Wendy. Prum makes an elegant, plausible argument that rather than having evolved for flight, feathers may actually have first evolved as a decorative surface for sexual display: fitness as a downstream benefit of beauty. The art-critic overtones come not by chance. Prum considers birds artists. Manakins (Prum’s study group) carefully choreograph their dances. Bowerbirds mastered perspective in their bower building eons before human painters grokked it during the Renaissance.

Bowerbird males provide Prum some of his most convincing examples. These remarkable birds woo their potential mates by constructing circles, cones, or maypole-like structures out of twigs, then ornamenting both the structures and the ground within and around them with stones, shells, beetle cases, colorful fungi and other found art. Both the architecture and the male’s behavior invite the female to observe and consider while leaving her both the space to do so and a clear escape path. In some bowerbird species the male laboriously arranges and rearranges his display, examining it from various angles and making small fixes, writes Prum, with the care of a “fussy florist.” The males of several species observe the female examining their work while half-hidden behind a tree or some fencelike part of the bower. If she likes what she sees, she stretches her neck and raises her tail in invitation, and the male comes to mate. (This takes only seconds, and the two will never meet again.) If she doesn’t, she leaves.

Prum believes these and similar courtship appeals in other species have arisen from a long, multigenerational, co-evolutionary conversation between mating partners. The male’s aesthetic and social qualities are repeatedly tested, judged and (through selection) modified according to whether they please potential mates. Thus the females’ individual preferences, says Prum, help drive evolution.

Like all selection, this is not intended to reach any particular goal; it just unfolds according to the demands of either fitness, or in this case, beauty. A trait selected for its beauty, of course, might create problems by selecting for ornaments that work against fitness. But, most crucially in the end, and often offsetting these problems, this “aesthetic” courtship, says Prum, creates an environment, temperaments and rituals — a sort of culture — that give the female sexual choice, autonomy and safety. (As noted, she doesn’t get everything; once she and the male mate and part, she raises the offspring by herself.)

Prum sees such aesthetic choices as driving a gradual “aesthetic remodeling” — an evolutionary reshaping of mating behavior, and even of male social behavior more widely, by the civilizing pressure of female preference. Prum stresses this is not about emasculating males, or dominating them; it’s simply about selecting for males who allow females autonomy and choice.

By this point in the book, Prum, having made his case so well in birds, turns to the implications of sexual selection for Homo sapiens. He nimbly mines both the animal and human literature to show how, for one human trait after another, adaptationist explanations miss the mark while aesthetic explanations hit home. His catalog of Things Natural Selection Can’t Explain but Sexual Selection Easily Can includes homosexuality, a tendency toward monogamy, both sex’s taste and capacity for sex outside of female fertility periods, the deweaponization of the human male through the evolutionary shrinkage of almost every body part except the brain and the evolution of human paternal care, which is highly unusual among our fellow apes and close primate cousins. To name just a few.

Consider, for instance, this handful of well-known distinguishing human traits: our constant interest in sex, permanent breasts, big penises, and, last but hardly least, women’s orgasms. Except for constant sexual interest (and possibly female orgasm) in bonobos, none of these traits evolved in our fellow ape species. Prum argues that they evolved in humans because they help women evaluate men’s prosocial-pleasure potential. When sex offers orgasm at relatively low pregnancy risk, it provides a way not just to reproduce but to assess potential mates’ attention to female desires, tastes and choices. Essentially, Prum says, humans evolved to negotiate and have sex as a sort of display ritual. The boudoir is our bower.

One of Prum’s takeaways is that, given all this, we have choices to make. All sexual selection, he says, is shaped by conflicts between male and female anatomy, physiology, and agendas. Prum argues that sexual species tend to evolve toward one of two responses to this conflict. One evolutionary response is for males to use greater size to control or coerce the female and curb her power over whether, with whom, and how often she will mate and reproduce. This approach is common in many duck species and gorillas, whose dominant males use the threat of force to command exclusive mating access to the females in their groups and often murder the offspring of their predecessors. The other evolutionary answer is the aesthetic route — the resolution of differences between male and female needs and desires by behaviors and rituals that respect the other sex’s priorities and their decisions about how to pursue them.

Prum proposes that we humans have evolved along the latter path, and that, given our powers of thought, conscience and agency, we can accelerate that aesthetic and social evolution. This, he asserts, is why beauty should not be seen as merely the stamp of quality assurance that conventional evolutionary theory thinks it is. Beauty, rather, forms the foundation of an entire, complex evolutionary dynamic — one that can influence how we treat each other.

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