US now




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 Trump, accusing him of being a pathological liar"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the independent senator from Vermont, who waged a spirited campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "warned that Trump’s most contentious outbursts against the media, judiciary and other pillars of public life - 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: "Trump has a fragile relationship with the truth"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "George Bush was a very conservative president, 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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  • "the first lady 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 was 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 said"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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  • "the ever-popular first lady told the crowd she had planned to deliver her normal campaign speech, but said it would have been "dishonest and disingenuous" to do so"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "as she felt compelled to address Trump’s remarks"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "she never referred to Trump by name, instead calling him simply the Republican "candidate""

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • she continued: "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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  • under Mr. Obama, the US - for the first time - did not act out of self interest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • but what is good for the state ( especially in Egypt and Libya )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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dear US people !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 on Sunday"

 

 

 

 

 

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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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  • "the revelations follow a poor debate performance, sliding poll numbers, and a week of distracting arguments with a former Miss Universe winner"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "whom Trump had called "Miss Piggy""

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • ""middle-class people are paying their taxes," said Bernie Sanders"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Trump goes around and says, "hey, I’m a businessman, but I don’t pay any taxes - but you, you who earn 15 bucks an hour, you pay the taxes""

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "that’s exactly why people want real change in this country"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "saying, if elected, he would be the most reckless president in American history"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the open letter signed by ex-NSA and CIA director Hayden, ex-DNI Negroponte, ex-homeland security Chertoff, ex-Pentagon secretary Edelman, and security advisor Zelikow"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "rejects Trump’s "alarming ignorance" of basic international affairs"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and his competence at understanding US national interests"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "we are convinced that he would be a dangerous President and would put at risk our country’s national security"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "unlike previous Presidents, Trump has shown 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 to be President"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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but there is one sentence more: (the original paper states "moral authority" - but the US never even tried to be moral (as the cables have proven))

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "he weakens US authority as the leader of the free world"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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dear US people !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • would you be very disappointed,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • if this dream would not come true ?????!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hillary Clinton celebrates Milestone Victory - the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "Hillary Clinton has cemented her status as the Democratic nominee for President"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "with convincing primary wins in New Jersey and New Mexico"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "calling on supporters of her rival, Bernie Sanders, to unite behind her historic candidacy"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Clinton has reached a milestone as the first woman to be a major party’s nominee for President"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Clinton praised Sanders for exciting "millions of voters, especially young people" in what was an "extraordinary campaign""

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "I know it never feels good to put your heart into a cause or a candidate you believe in and come up short"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "referring to Barack Obama in 2008. "I know that feeling well.""

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "in California, Clinton had 57.3% compared with Sanders’ 41.7%"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "she had also won New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota, while Sanders had triumphed in North Dakota and Montana"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Bernie Sanders: "we take our fight for social, economic, racial and environmental justice"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "to transform this country and to understand that we are in this together"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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International Tax Reform amid Panama Papers Revelations - the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "Barack Obama has called for international tax reform in the wake of the revelations contained in the Panama Papers"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "in an unscheduled appearance in the White House briefing room, President Obama described the revelations from the leaks as "important stuff""

 

 

 

 

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  • "there is no doubt that the problem of global tax avoidance is a huge problem"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Obama spoke in favour of new rules to close corporate inversions, by which companies move their headquarters overseas to avoid taxes"

 

 

 

 

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  • "Obama administration officials confirmed that they are examining reports based on the leak of millions of documents from the Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • presidential candidate Bernie Sanders: "children should not go hungry while billionaires use offshore tax havens to avoid paying their fair share of taxes."

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the Vermont Senator said that if elected President he would "terminate" the Panama agreement within six months"

 

 

 

 

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  • "and conduct an immediate investigation into US banks, corporations and wealthy individuals who have been stashing their cash in Panama to avoid taxes"

 

 

 

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  • "if any of them have violated US law, my administration will prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "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 ranked 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 a 24 September 2014 email"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "another email from 2014 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 Washington-based faith advocacy group, said:"

 

 

 

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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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Pope Francis electrifies US Congress - the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "Pope Francis has electrified Congress with a call"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "for action on climate change, immigration, poverty and capital punishment"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "laying down a challenge for the US to transcend division and rediscover its ideals"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "speaking from a rostrum never before occupied by a pope, the Argentinian told a rare joint meeting of Congress to reject xenophobia and embrace immigrants"

 

 

 

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  • "we, the people of this continent, are not fearful of foreigners, because most of us were once foreigners"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Pope Francis laid out a bold vision of a more compassionate America"

 

 

 

 

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  • "which should use its might and ingenuity to heal the "open wounds" of a planet ravaged by pollution and inequality"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "we need to avoid a common temptation nowadays: to discard whatever proves troublesome. Let us remember the golden rule:"

 

 

 

 

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  • "do unto others as you would have them do unto you"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the line drew instant, thunderous applause from Democrats, followed with hesitation by Republicans - a pattern repeated throughout the address"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Pope Francis later underlined his message by saluting tens of thousands of people gathered on the west lawn of the Capitol - "the most important ones are here, the children""

 

 

 

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  • "and then travelling in his now-famous Fiat to a lunch of steamed carrots, green beans, potato rolls and pasta salad for 250 homeless people in a white tent by St Patrick’s church"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "a master of gesture, the Pope juxtaposed the tailored suits and marbled grandeur of the Capitol with the scuffed clothes and broken teeth of impoverished Americans just a mile away"

 

 

 

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  • "exhibiting two parallel worlds"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the Pope invoked liberty, justice and compassion through the stories of four Americans - Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King"

 

 

 

 

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  • "plus two lesser-known people: Dorothy Day, a Depression-era activist for the poor, and Thomas Merton, a Catholic mystic and poet"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "without mentioning Trump or other Republicans, the pontiff summoned the spirit of America - North, South, Central - and its common humanity"

 

 

 

 

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  • "I too am a son of this continent, toward which we share a common responsibility"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "millions have come to the US to dream of building a future in freedom"

 

 

 

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  • "I say this to you as the son of immigrants, knowing that so many of you are also descended from immigrants"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "it brought the house down"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "he urged his listeners to "avert the most serious effects of the environmental deterioration caused by human activity""

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "it was less direct than his speech at the White House, when he praised Barack Obama’s clean air plan, but enough to prompt applause from Democrats and glum looks from Republicans"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Republicans led the applause when he made a reference to abortion, only to be flummoxed when he swiftly moved on to condemn the death penalty and excessive jail terms"

 

 

 

 

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  • "a just and necessary punishment must never exclude the dimension of hope and the goal of rehabilitation"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "it was an implicit rebuke to the US criminal justice system, which is mired in controversy over executions and life sentences without parole"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Pope Francis spoke forcefully against arms trade"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the speech, originally scheduled for 30 minutes, overran because of pauses for applause - about two dozen thunderous eruptions"

 

 

 

 

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  • "between hushed concentration on the speaker’s every word - an alien behaviour for this Capitol"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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

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  • "when 10 men lined up last Thursday to debate their ambition to be Republican candidate"

 

 

 

 

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  • "few predicted that the main person of the show would prove to be the one woman among the interrogators"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 debate, Kelly provoked 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 even lines blunt talkers and 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: "in the industry women have a hard time because there’s 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 is failing to add younger viewers. Kelly was brought in precisely to try to turn around its demographics predicament"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Trump banned from major Event - the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "Donald Trump has been officially banned from one of the gatherings of conservative activists"

 

 

 

 

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  • "after implying he received hostile questioning during the debate, because the television moderator was menstruating"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Trump was uninvited from a "RedState" gathering after saying in a interview that Megyn Kelly"

 

 

 

 

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  • "had blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • the organizer of the event: "I have rescinded my invitation to Trump"

 

 

 

 

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  • "his remark about Kelly was a bridge too far"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the escalation over women’s issues represented only the latest in Trump’s series of controversial remarks"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "he had previously implied Mexicans crossing the border into the US were rapists"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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  • "the ride-sharing service Uber, for instance, connects drivers with riders using an app"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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  • "speaking at the New School in Greenwich Village, a New York university known for its progressive worldview"

 

 

 

 

 

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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 our 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 still too big 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 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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  • "the former Florida governor 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" in his recent autobiography"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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  • "Bush said: "I would have not gone into Iraq""

 

 

 

 

 

 

_________________________________________

  • "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""

 

 

 

 

_________________________________________

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "on Thursday Bush grudgingly offered a new take"

 

 

 

 

_________________________________________

  • "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""

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

_________________________________________

  • "what does Social Democracy (the standard society model in Europe) mean in America ?"

 

 

 

 

 

 

_________________________________________

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

_________________________________________

  • "higher taxes will be introduced"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

_________________________________________

  • "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"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

_________________________________________

  • "making it easier to create worker cooperatives, introducing a carbon tax, reducing the cost of college"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

_________________________________________

  • "and lifting up the middle class and the poor"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

_________________________________________

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

_________________________________________

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

_________________________________________

  • "Social Democracy is a way to (re-) introduce a simple modicum of humanity into our economic system"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

_________________________________________

 

  • "on Monday, Senator Sanders spoke before 9,000 in Portland, Maine"

 

 

 

 

 

_________________________________________

  • "last week he drew more than 10,000 people in Madison, Wisconsin, the largest crowd for any presidential candidate in the 2016 race"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

_________________________________________

  • Bernie Sanders: "we can"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

_________________________________________

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

_________________________________________

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

_________________________________________

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

_________________________________________

  • "in the last 30 years, there has been a huge redistribution of wealth from the middle class and working families"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

_________________________________________

  • "to the top one-tenth of 1 percent"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

_________________________________________

  • "our job is to reverse that"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

_________________________________________

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

______________________________________________________________________________

Democracy Now:

_________________________________________

 

  • "the country hasn’t seen this kind of crowds before. Talk about how Sanders fits into the bigger picture, Richard"

 

 

 

 

 

 

_________________________________________

Richard Wolff (emeritus Professor of economics at University of Massachusetts):



_________________________________________

 

  • "what Greece shows is the potential of a mass popular resistance, not only to the austerity policies, but to the very basic system of the countries"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

_________________________________________

  • "that divide people into a tiny number of very wealthy and a mass of poor"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

_________________________________________

  • "that the system is producing outcomes that more and more people are hurt by"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

_________________________________________

  • "are critical of and want to change"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

_________________________________________

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

_________________________________________

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

_________________________________________

  • "of what a growing mass of people feel"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

_________________________________________

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

_________________________________________

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

_________________________________________

  • "that speaks to and represents what the traditional politics have failed to do"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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United States Report
- BBC:
LINK ¤ B B C

_________________________________________

  • "the US originated when it separated from the British Crown"

 

 

 

_________________________________________

  • "the constitution, drafted in 1787, established a federal system with a division of powers which has remained unchanged in form since its inception"

 

 

 

 

 

 

_________________________________________

  • "the original people of North America, who made up several distinct groups of native Americans, went into decline with the arrival of settlers and now constitute a minority of the population"

 

 

 

_________________________________________

  • "the early settlers came predominantly from the British Isles and Europe. Large numbers of black Africans were taken as slaves to work the plantations"

 

 

 

 

 

 

_________________________________________

  • "the 1964 "Civil Rights Act" outlawed racial and other discrimination, but race continues to be a live issue"

 

 

 

 

 

 

_________________________________________

  • "the election of Barack Obama as the country's first African-American President in November 2008 marked a defining moment in the country's chequered history"

 

 

 

 

_________________________________________

  • "he was re-elected in November 2012"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

_________________________________________

  • "the US flexed its military muscle throughout the world"

 

 


 

_________________________________________

  • "its military budget is reckoned to be almost as much as the rest of the world's defence spending put together"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

_________________________________________

  • "despite relative prosperity in recent years, the gap between rich and poor remains a major challenge"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

_________________________________________

  • "more than 30 million Americans live below the official poverty line"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

_________________________________________

  • "with a disproportionate percentage of these being African-Americans and Hispanics"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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