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Special Report | Congress Is Failing

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  • So much for checks and balances.
  • Related: Pelosi- “I Don’t See Anything Inappropriate” In Rigging Primaries.

Igor Bobic and Matt Fuller, Huffington Post

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http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Trump%20in%20Red%20%26%20Black_1.jpg05/06/2019 | As House Democrats dither over moving forward with impeachment in a divided government and Senate Republicans are satisfied confirming judges rather than passing legislation, a pressing question is emerging: What the hell is Congress good for, anyway?




“This is the worst I’ve seen it,” congressional historian and American Enterprise Institute scholar Norman Ornstein told HuffPost this week. “With Nixon, we had people like Howard Baker, Hugh Scott, Barry Goldwater, Bill Cohen and John Rhodes. There is no equivalent today. And we have far worse corruption and lying.”




The House and Senate have been divided many times. Congress and the presidency are rarely controlled by one party. But the extent to which this Congress is already proving itself worthless as a legislative body and as a check against the president is historic.

Igor Bobic is a reporter who helps oversee the Huffington Post's coverage of politics and policy in Washington, D.C.
Matt Fuller covers Congress at HuffPost. Previously, Matt was a House leadership reporter for Roll Call, and a legislative action reporter for CQ.

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Pelosi: “I Don’t See Anything Inappropriate” In Rigging Primaries. ‪Caitlin Johnstone‬, Medium

  • https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/1600/1*jYOV_4YuZlgKkGhU_CS5_Q.pngThe Democrats are officially an over-funded novelty joke party with a humorously ironic novelty joke name. They are useless. They are worthless. Time for something new.
  • Related: This Political Hell was Created by Rigged Primaries and Horrible Establishment Candidates, Not “Protest Votes”.

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Pelosi: “I Don’t See Anything Inappropriate” In Rigging Primaries

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  • The Democrats are officially an over-funded novelty joke party with a humorously ironic novelty joke name. They are useless. They are worthless. Time for something new.
  • Related: This Political Hell was Created by Rigged Primaries and Horrible Establishment Candidates, Not “Protest Votes”.
  • Related: Special Report | Congress Is Failing.

Caitlin Johnstone‬, Medium

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http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Millian%20Fists%20%7C%20Illusion_0.jpg / Apr 26, 2018 | The Intercept has published a secretly taped audio recording of one of the most powerful Democrats in America pressuring a progressive candidate to drop out of a Colorado congressional primary race. It hasn’t been getting as much attention as the WikiLeaks drops on the DNC’s sabotage of the Sanders campaign because it’s not about a presidential race, but make no mistake: this is the single most damning piece of evidence ever published exposing the Democratic Party’s war on progressives.

The recording features House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, the second-highest ranking Democrat in the House of Representatives, informing primary challenger Levi Tillemann that if he runs, he will be running against not just the chosen establishment candidate Jason Crow, but against Hoyer and the full might of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) as well.


https://miro.medium.com/fit/c/240/240/1*ucqcyIYV2jAR_7FLr5wl-w.png / ‪Caitlin Johnstone‬: Rogue journalist. Bogan socialist. Anarcho-psychonaut. Guerrilla
poet. Utopia prepper. Top writer in Journalism, Government, Politics, Poetry, Writing.


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This Political Hell was Created by Rigged Primaries and Horrible Establishment Candidates, Not “Protest Votes”. Ian Berman, MintPress News

  • https://www.mintpressnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/AP_16211144855716.jpgThe only way I will ever accept my choice being called a protest vote is if establishment Democrats acknowledge the primary was insurmountably rigged on Clinton’s behalf.
  • Buck the Establishment

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Special Report | Congress Is Failing. Igor Bobic and Matt Fuller, Huffington Post

  • https://images.slideplayer.com/39/10868350/slides/slide_10.jpgSo much for checks and balances.
  • Related: Pelosi- “I Don’t See Anything Inappropriate” In Rigging Primaries.
     

 

 

 

 




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Series, Universal Empire | Part 4: The Final Stage of the Machiavellian Elites’ Takeover of America

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  • Today, Burnham’s use of Dante’s political treatise “De Monarchia” to explain his medieval understanding of politics might best be swapped for Dante’s “Divine Comedy,” a paranoid comedy of errors in which the door to Hell swings open to one and all, including the elites regardless of their status. Or as they say in Hell, “Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch’intrate.” Abandon hope all ye who enter here.
  • Series, Universal Empire | Part 3: How the CIA Created a Fake Western Reality for 'Unconventional Warfare'
  • Series, Universal Empire | Part 2: How Neocons Push for War by Cooking the Books
  • Related: Series, Universal Empire | Part 1: American Imperialism Leads the World Into Dante's Vision of Hell
  • Related: The Price of Empire ~ umber haque

Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould, Truthdig

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Apr 28, 2017 | The recent assertion by the Trump White House that Damascus and Moscow released “false narratives” to mislead the world about the April 4 sarin gas attack in Khan Shaykhun, Syria, is a dangerous next step in the “fake news” propaganda war launched in the final days of the Obama administration. It is a step whose deep roots in Communist Trotsky’s Fourth International must be understood before deciding whether American democracy can be reclaimed.

Muddying the waters of accountability in a way not seen since Sen. Joe McCarthy at the height of the Red Scare in the 1950s, the “Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act” signed into law without fanfare by Obama in December 2016 officially authorized a government censorship bureaucracy comparable only to George Orwell’s fictional Ministry of Truth in his novel “1984.” Referred to as “the Global Engagement Center,” the official purpose of this new bureaucracy is to “recognize, understand, expose, and counter foreign state and non-state propaganda and disinformation efforts aimed at undermining United States national security interests.” The real purpose of this Orwellian nightmare is to cook the books on anything that challenges Washington’s neoconservative pro-war narrative and to intimidate, harass or jail anyone who tries. As has already been demonstrated by President Trump’s firing of Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian government airbase, it is a recipe for a world war, and like it or not, that war has already begun.

Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould, a husband and wife team, began working together in 1979 co-producing a documentary for Paul's television show.

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Series, Universal Empire | Part 3: How the CIA Created a Fake Western Reality for 'Unconventional Warfare'

Series, Universal Empire | Part 2: How Neocons Push for War by Cooking the Books

Series, Universal Empire | Part 1: American Imperialism Leads the World Into Dante's Vision of Hell

The Price of Empire ~ Umair Haque, Robert Gore, Eudaimonia <https://eand.co> / Straight Line Logic

  • But violence and greed and cruelty cannot lead anyone anymore to prosperity in the 21st century. There is nobody left to colonize and exploit left but yourself, your very own society, in a world which is out of easy frontiers and helpless peoples.
  • The price of empire is a nation's soul.

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Special Report | 2020 Trump Budget: A Disturbing Vision of Guns Over Butter

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Story 1: 2020 Trump Budget: A Disturbing Vision * Story 2: Trump's FY2020 Budget Request Bloats Militarized Spending—and Slashes Actual Human Needs * Story 3: The Pentagon’s Bottomless Money Pit, * Related: From the Archives | The Business of War is the Cause of War.

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Story 1: 2020 Trump Budget: A Disturbing Vision, Paul N. Van De Water, Joel Friedman and Sharon Parrott, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities / Portside

March 11,2019 | President Trump’s 2020 budget, released March 11, 2019, would make poverty more widespread, widen inequality and racial disparities, and increase the ranks of the uninsured.

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Story 2: Trump's FY2020 Budget Request Bloats Militarized Spending—and Slashes Actual Human Needs,LindsayKoshgarian , Ashik Siddique, National Priorities Project / Portside

March 11, 2019 | Of course, presidential budgets rarely come to pass. But President Trump’s intentions are clear, and if his recent willingness to shut down the federal government is any indication, there are plenty of fights ahead.

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Story 3: The Pentagon’s Bottomless Money Pit, MattTaibbi, Rolling Stone / Portside

March 17, 2019 | When the Defense Department flunked its first-ever fiscal review, one of our government’s greatest mysteries was exposed: Where does the DoD’s $700 billion annual budget go?

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From the Archives | The Business of War is the Cause of War. Sergey Baranov & Ethan Indigo Smith, Waking Times

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  • No one actually wants war. People want peace, and to see their children grow. Wars, although they may appear, are not fought between people. They are foughtbetweenmilitary industrial factions and alliances warring for domination and control.
  • Related: How America Can Free Itself From Wall Street


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Fake News: Why Social Security Isn't Going Broke

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Those who want to undermine or deep-six Social Security spread the false message that it won't be around, particularly for future generations. That's been a strategy of those who want to destroy social insurance programs for decades. But it's simply not true, since Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid are essential -- and successful -- in reducing poverty.

John Wasik, Forbes

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Jun 8, 2018 | One of the ugliest tropes in American politics is to say "Social Security is going broke." Although there are structural funding problems with the system, to say that the nation's most successful annuity program is going bust is a lie. It can be fixed and only politics blocks a reasonable remedy.

But that didn't stop dozens of Fox News outlets from proclaiming otherwise. They got their facts wrong and wanted to scare people without providing context.


https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/5265a0aa552dff3c4fe1b03fd378fb28?s=400&d=mm&r=g / John Wasik, Contributor, Forbes, is the author of  "Lightning Strikes," "Keynes's Way to Wealth"and 15 other books on innovation, money and life.

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