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Megan Rapinoe endorses Elizabeth Warren for President - the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "Megan Rapinoe was a key player - in the Women’s soccer World Cup in France this summer !!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "making headlines on the pitch and off it - as she clashes publicly with Donald Trump !!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Megan Rapinoe announces her support for the Democratic presidential candidate - Elizabeth Warren !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • Megan Rapinoe:  "I’m proud to endorse Elizabeth Warren - for being bold !!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "for being real - for listening to ALL of us !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and for being prepared to navigate the unique challenges - we face today as a country !!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "in an interview on CNN Tonight with Don Lemon - Rapinoe says Warren’s platform brings a different vision of America !!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "than what we have right now !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Rapinoe also says:  "Trump used the office to personally enrich himself - his family and the people around him !!!!""

 

 

 

 

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  • "he abuses power - and he doesn’t give all the information !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Rapinoe explains that it is more important, however - to show people that there’s a better way forward !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "addressing problems with healthcare - and climate - for instance !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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there is a special Intention, when Trump lies
- the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "Bernie Sanders has launched a withering attack on Donald Trump - accusing him of being a pathological liar !!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the independent senator from Vermont - who wages a spirited campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination  !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "warns that Trump’s most contentious outbursts against the media, judiciary - and other pillars of public life  !!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "amounted to a conscious assault on democracy !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Trump often lies - and this is not an accident !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "there is a special intention behind that !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "he really believes - that this would be an advantage for him !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Sanders is concerned about Trump’s reactionary economic program of tax breaks to billionaires - and devastating cuts to programs that would impact the middle class  !!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "but he reserved his most excoriating language - for the authoritarian tendencies !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "a conscious strategy of lies - denigrating key public institutions, from the mainstream media to judges - and even the electoral process itself  !!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Sanders:  "Donald Trump has a fragile relationship with the truth !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "George Bush was very conservative, I opposed him every single day - but he did not operate completely outside of mainstream political values  !"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and Russia played a very heavy role in attempting - to impact our election - that is unacceptable !!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Sanders finds comfort in the evidence - that the resistance is already in full swing !!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "we are seeing a very active progressive movement - a massive grassroots resistance right now !!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "a common willingness of the people - to protect our democracy !!!!!!!!!"

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Michelle Obama denounces Trump's rhetoric: 'it has shaken me to my Core' - the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "Michelle Obama delivered a devastating rebuke to Donald Trump - calling past comments and misconduct by the Republican nominee "cruel"   !!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "frightening - and beyond the basic standards of human decency !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "her voice is trembling:"

 

 

 

 

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  • "it has shaken me to my core !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "in visceral terms and with a heightened sense of urgency - Obama painted the choice for president as a moral imperative  !"

 

 

 

 

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  • ""this is not normal !!!!" - she says !”

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "this is disgraceful - it is intolerable !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "no woman in the world - deserves to be treated this way !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the Trump campaign was rocked last week by the publication of a live microphone recording - in which Trump boasted in explicit terms about kissing and groping women without their consent"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Michelle Obama: "this wasn’t just locker room banter - this was an individual speaking freely and openly about sexually predatory behavior"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "using an obscene language  !"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "to make matters worse - it now seems very clear that this isn’t an isolated incident !!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Michelle Obama continues: "we need to do what women have always done in this country - we need you to roll up your sleeves, we need to get to work  !!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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US Foreign Policy
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  • from 2008 to 2016, the US - for the first time - did not act out of self interest !!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • but what is good for a state !!! - ( for example in Egypt and Libya  ! )

 

 


 

 

 

 

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  • would you please consider - to do it more often ?!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • ( this is not only the best for a state - but also for the worldwide community !!!!!! - ( and at the end also for the US  ! ))

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Trump faces biggest Crisis yet, after Tax Documents published - the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "Donald Trump was reeling from the biggest crisis of his campaign !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "after the publication of documents - suggesting the Republican nominee has been able !!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "to escape paying income tax - for nearly two decades !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the leaked tax returns reveal - how Trump used aggressive accounting tactics - and the failure of several businesses !!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "to claim a loss of US$ 916m in his 1995 personal filing !!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Trump did not deny the damning conclusions - the filing in a manila envelope has been sent from inside Trump Tower  !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the veracity of the document was also confirmed by his former accountant, Jack Mitnick"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "several of Trump's business ventures - defaulted on creditors by declaring bankruptcy !!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "yet the scale of the loss appears to confirm suggestions made by Democrats - that Trump has refused to follow 40 years of tradition and publish his tax returns  !!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "because they would show - he didn’t pay any !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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50 former Security Officials are warning against Trump - the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "50 national security officials - have issued their most vociferous repudiation of Donald Trump to date !!!"

 

 


 

 

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  • "in an open letter they reject - Trump’s "alarming ignorance" of basic international affairs !!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and his competence at understanding US national interests !!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Donald Trump shows no interest in educating himself !!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "he continues to display an alarming ignorance - of basic facts of contemporary international politics !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "most fundamentally, Trump lacks the character - values - and experience !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Trump weakens US authority !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • ( the original paper states "moral authority" - but the US had never really tried to be moral ! - ( as the cables have shown  ! ))

 

 

 

 


 

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  • would you be very disappointed ?!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • if this dream - would not come true ?!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Panama Papers Revelations - the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "there are new reports based on the leak of millions of documents - from the Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca  !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "it has now come to light that the extent of Panama’s tax avoidance scams - is even worse than feared !!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "but the US itself has emerged as a popular venue - for tax avoidance !!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the US states of Nevada, Wyoming and South Dakota have been promoted - as new hot markets to avoid tax and stash cash secretly  !"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "because the US has been resisting international disclosure reforms ! - ( the US and Panama refused to participate in the new OECD rules  ! )"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the Tax Justice Network ranks the US third - in its annual financial secrecy index !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "citing its wide array of secrecy - and tax-free facilities for non-residents !!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Mossack Fonseca has operations in Nevada - according to the leaked papers employees attempted  !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "to "obscure" documents and "clean" computer logs - after it was issued a subpoena by a federal court in Las Vegas  !!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "internal emails show that a Mossack Fonseca employee travelled from Panama - to the Nevada office  !"

 

 

 

 

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  • ""when Andrés came to Nevada he cleaned up everything - and brought all documents to Panama  !" - reads an email"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "another email said it was important that any links between the company’s computers in Panama and Nevada - has to be obscure to the investigators !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the destruction of documents with the intent to impede or obstruct an investigation is a crime - punishable by up to 20 years in jail under US law !"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Eric LeCompte, executive director of the Jubilee USA Network, a faith advocacy group - says:"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "these actions demonstrate how important this leak is - and how many people desperately wanted to stop it from coming to light !!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Nevada is a hub for financial secrecy in the US !!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the US must pass legislation - that shines a light on these secretive shell companies !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Trump's Attack on TV Debate Presenter sparks Outrage
- the Guardian:
LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "Megyn Kelly, a 44-year-old lawyer-turned-journalist, has drawn praise - as well as furious derision from rightwinger Trump - for her searching questions  !"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "in the TV debate, Kelly provokes Donald Trump - by challenging him on his attitude to women !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "noting that he has called women - "fat pigs" - "dogs" - "slobs" - and "disgusting animals"  !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Trump replied that he did not have time for "political correctness" - but then went after Kelly on CNN:"

 

 

 

 

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  • "you could see there was blood coming out of her eyes - blood coming out of her wherever !"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the insinuation that Kelly was menstruating - crossed a line !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "there are lines - that even unprofessional politicians should not cross !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "decency is one of those lines !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Kelly has acknowledged the sexism built into the TV business:  "it was not easy for women in the industry - because there was an assumption that maybe you’ve moved up for reasons other than your mind""

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "working for a TV station, Fox TV - with a reputation for taking partisan - conservative - positions !!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Fox News is not independent !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and Fox is failing to add younger viewers - Kelly was brought in precisely to try to turn around its demographics predicament"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hillary Clinton criticises the Uber Business Model for exploiting Workers
- the Guardian:
LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "in her first major speech laying out her economic agenda - Hillary Clinton slammed the "on-demand economy"  !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "accusing bosses of exploiting their workers - by "misclassifying them as contractors"  !!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the sharing economy by technology startups like Uber, Airbnb and Lyft"

 

 

 

 

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  • "is raising hard questions about workplace protection - and what a good job will look like in the future !!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Uber’s employment model: its workers are classified as independent contractors - and not employees !!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "which means Uber isn’t responsible for a host of expenses - like payroll taxes, fuel, car insurance and sick pay  !"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hillary Clinton's economic Speech
- the Guardian:
LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "Hillary Clinton pledged to fight for higher wages - and lift the American middle class !!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "in a speech that outlined her economic agenda  !"

 

 


 

 

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  • "Clinton placed income inequality - and improving the conditions of everyday Americans !!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "at the heart of her pitch - to grow the economy and increase wages  !"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "we have to build - a growth and fairness economy !!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "we must raise incomes for hard-working Americans - so they can afford a middle-class life !!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "we must drive strong and steady income growth - that lifts up families and lifts up our country  !!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "to alleviate the financial burden on middle-class Americans - Clinton emphasized policies such as paid family leave !!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "lowering childcare costs, passing equal pay for women - and raising the minimum wage !!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Clinton also vowed to go after individuals and corporations on Wall Street - that run afoul of the law !!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "too many of the major financial institutions - are still too complex and too risky !!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and the problems are not limited to the big banks - that get all the headlines  !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "adding that she would appoint bank regulators - who recognized that too big to fail is a problem !!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "leadership is - planting trees under whose shade you will never sit !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bush's Iraq war fumble
- the Guardian:
LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "Jeb Bush has stumbled twice this week - when questioned about whether he thought !!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "his brother George W Bush made the right decision - in invading Iraq in 2003 !!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "in an interview on Monday night, Jeb Bush was asked:  "knowing what we know now - would you have authorized the invasion ?""

 

 

 

 

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  • "Jeb Bush replied: "I would have"  !"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the answer provoked an immediate firestorm !!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "even George W Bush called much of the intelligence used to justify the invasion of Iraq -  "false"  !"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "on Tuesday, Jeb Bush called in a radio show in an attempt - to clean up the mess  !"

 

 

 

 

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  • ""he had misunderstood the question !!!" - he said."

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "then he was asked if, in hindsight - he would have made the same decision to invade  ?"

 

 

 

 

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  • "Bush whiffed !!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "I don’t know, what that decision would have been - that’s a hypothetical, but mistakes were made !!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jeb Bush backtracks again: 'I would not have gone into Iraq'
- the Guardian:
LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "Jeb Bush shares fourth opinion in as many days !!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "on the wisdom of his brother’s extremely unpopular decision - to invade country in 2003 !!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "after a week’s worth of stumbling statements !!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Jeb Bush says:  "I would have not gone into Iraq"  !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the firm "no" on the question of informed invasion came after days - in which Bush issued contradictory statements !!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "on Monday he told an interviewer - he would have invaded Iraq - even "knowing what we know now"  !!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "on Tuesday he said - he had "interpreted the question wrong"  !!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "and also said - he would not answer a "hypothetical"  !!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "on Thursday Bush grudgingly offered a new take  !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "knowing what we know now, what would you have done ? - I would have not engaged, I would have not gone into Iraq !!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Jeb Bush has defended the Iraq war - despite broad and sustained public opposition to it !!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Social Democracy
- the Guardian:
LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "Bernie Sanders - fans of the Vermont Senator have flocked in the hundreds of thousands !!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "to support - putting people first !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "what does social democracy - the standard society model in Europe - mean in America ?!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Bernie Sanders: "capitalism will go on on - but with more stringent regulation !!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "higher taxes will be introduced !!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and greater responsiveness - to democratically elected governments will be sought !!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "his 12-point plan envisions building infrastructure - ensuring equal pay for women !!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "making it easier to create worker cooperatives - introducing a carbon tax !!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "reducing the cost of college - and lifting up the middle class and the poor !!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "for a range of policies - that are simply humane !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the wealth gap - is the most important thing that shapes politics !!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "social democracy is a way to introduce - a simple modicum of humanity into our economic system !!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bernie Sanders draws Record Crowds
- Democracy Now:
LINK ¤ DEMOCRACY NOW

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  • "on Monday, Senator Sanders spoke before 9,000 in Portland, Maine - last week he drew more than 10,000 people in Madison, Wisconsin  !"

 

 


 

 

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  • Bernie Sanders: "we can !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "we can provide healthcare to every man - woman and child as a right !!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "we can make certain - that every person in this country can get all of the education she or he needs - regardless of the income !!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "we can create millions of decent-paying jobs - we can have the best child care system in the world !!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "in the last 30 years, there had been a redistribution of wealth - to the top one-tenth of 1 percent !"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "our job is - to reverse that !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "to redistribute wealth back - into the hands of working families !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Democracy Now:

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  • "the country hasn’t seen this kind of crowds before - talk about how Bernie Sanders fits into the bigger picture, Richard  !"

 

 

 

 

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Richard Wolff - emeritus Professor of economics at University of Massachusetts:



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  • "as some countries now show - there is the potential of a mass popular resistance !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "against a system that divided people into a tiny number of very wealthy - and a mass !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "this system produced bad outcomes - and this system was not just !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "more and more people are critical of - and want to change !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "but the conventional politics don’t see it - don’t act on it - don’t even speak about it !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "so it becomes a kind of a vacuum - where there’s no political expression !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "of what a growing mass of people - feel !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and so it’s a solution, into which you drop that last little bit of hard material - and everything crystallizes !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "everybody is waiting - for the new political voice to emerge !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


 

 

 

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