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Media’s Instinct to Rehabilitate the Powerful Has Not Changed Under Trump

New York (FAIR) – When Stephen Colbert introduced a surprise guest at the end of his Emmys opening monologue on Sunday night, the audience didn’t seem to expect to see former Trump administration press secretary Sean Spicer. The Late Nighthost shocked most of the crowd—Veep actress Anna Chlumsky was particularly amazed—with the selection of one of comedy’s favorite targets of […]

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Venezuela to End US Dollar-Denominated Oil Deals, Currency Exchanges

Puebla, MX (VNA) – The Venezuelan government moved this week to phase out the use of US dollars in oil deals and official currency exchanges. The Venezuelan government moved this week to phase out the use of US dollars in oil deals and official currency exchanges. President Nicolas Maduro’s government has ordered oil traders to use other international […]

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Hurricane Maria Strengthens to Category 4, Threatens Caribbean

Martinique (TeleSUR) – The intense inner core is expected to pass near Dominica in the next few hours. Hurricane Maria has rapidly increased in strength to a major Category 4 hurricane as it closes on the Leeward islands. It was 70 kilometers northeast of Martinique and a little further from Dominica as of 4 p.m. local time, moving at 16 kph in a west-northwest direction. TeleSUR spoke […]

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US, Japan Hold Joint Urban Warfare Drills Near Mt. Fuji

Tokyo (TLS) – Coinciding with the drills, the U.S. has also carried out military flights over the Korean peninsula. The U.S. military has teamed up with its Japanese counterpart at the foot of Mount Fuji in Japan to carry out joint urban warfare and frontline rescue drills, amid continued threats against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. […]

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Pentagon Boosts Funding for Syrian Rebels

Damascus (GPA) – A new report details the Pentagon’s arms pipeline to Syria and the estimated price tag on these weapons for years to come. This Tuesday, a joint report by Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) was released that exposes several troubling Pentagon policies. While many […]

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Hurricane Max Arrives off Mexico’s Southwestern Coast

Mexico City (TeleSUR) – The rainfall could cause “life-threatening flash floods and mudslides.” Hurricane Max has made landfall off the southwestern coast of Mexico, triggering warnings of life-threatening storm conditions for a long stretch of coastal communities including the resort city of Acapulco. The Category One storm forced authorities to declare a hurricane warning along Mexico’s coast stretching from Zihuatanejo to Punta Maldonado. It has brought […]

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President Trump to Push Iran into Abandoning Nuclear Deal

Washington D.C. (SCF) – President Donald Trump has signaled that he might declare Iran non-compliant by mid-October, the next time he is required to sign a three-monthly certification of the nuclear deal. Under a law passed by Congress, the State Department must notify lawmakers every 90 days of Iran’s compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Program […]

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Israeli Firm Chosen to Build Trump’s Wall in Mexico as Netanyahu Visits

Tel Aviv (TLS) – Netanyahu’s trip comes amid news that a subsidiary of Israel Aerospace Industries, an IDF contractor, has won a bid to help build Trump’s border wall. As Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prepares for talks with Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto on the latest stage of his Latin American tour, a report […]

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Beating The Drum For A “Good” Nuclear War With North Korea

Washington D.C. (GPA) – Wars don’t start these days with the invader/attacker saying “We want war” (even Hitler ginned up a false-flag attack as pretext for launching WW II). So Kim Jong Un is “crazy,” North Korea “begging for war,” and “enough is enough.” The drum beats on and justifications assemble themselves. United Nations Ambassador Nikki […]

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Ed Rogers: Fossil Fuel Lobbyist by Day, WaPo Columnist by Night

Washington, D.C. (FAIR) – Ed Rogers continues to embarrass the Washington Post. What is the point of Ed Rogers, the Washington Post’s most conflict-ridden, mediocre columnist (FAIR.org, 4/23/15)? He doesn’t add a lot to the discourse, his boilerplate Republican talking points could be better written by any number of Heritage fellows, he shills for Trump in the most boring ways […]