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Wednesday November 22, 2017
No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War through Afghan Eyes by Anand Gopal

In a breathtaking chronicle, acclaimed journalist Anand Gopal traces in vivid detail the lives of three Afghans caught in America's war on terror. He follows a Taliban commander, who rises from scrawny teenager to leading insurgent; a US-backed warlord, who uses the American military to gain personal wealth and power; and a village housewife trapped between the two sides, who discovers the devastating cost of neutrality.

Through their dramatic stories, Gopal shows that the Afghan war, so often regarded as a hopeless quagmire, could in fact have gone very differently. Top Taliban leaders actually tried to surrender within months of the US invasion, renouncing all political activity and submitting to the new government. Effectively, the Taliban ceased to exist -- yet the Americans were unwilling to accept such a turnaround. Instead, driven by false intelligence from their allies and an unyielding mandate to fight terrorism, American forces continued to press the conflict, resurrecting the insurgency that persists to this day.

With its intimate accounts of life in war-torn Afghanistan, Gopal's thoroughly original reporting lays bare the workings of America's longest war and the truth behind its prolonged agony. A heartbreaking story of mistakes and misdeeds, No Good Men Among the Living challenges our usual perceptions of the Afghan conflict, its victims, and its supposed winners.
How Russia Helped Trump Win The White House | Fresh Air | 11/21/17 | 1hr
"The constellation of Russian connections circling around Planet Trump is quite extraordinary," says 'Guardian' reporter Luke Harding. His new book is 'Collusion.'
Collusion: Secret Meetings, Dirty Money, and How Russia Helped Donald Trump Win by Luke Harding

December 2016. Luke Harding, the Guardian reporter and former Moscow bureau chief, quietly meets former MI6 officer Christopher Steele in a London pub to discuss President-elect Donald Trump's Russia connections. A month later, Steele's now-famous dossier sparks what may be the biggest scandal of the modern era. The names of the Americans involved are well-known -- Paul Manafort, Michael Flynn, Jared Kushner, George Papadopoulos, Carter Page -- but here Harding also shines a light on powerful Russian figures like Aras Agalarov, Natalia Veselnitskaya, and Sergey Kislyak, whose motivations and instructions may have been coming from the highest echelons of the Kremlin.

Drawing on new material and his expert understanding of Moscow and its players, Harding takes the reader through every bizarre and disquieting detail of the "Trump-Russia" story--an event so huge it involves international espionage, off-shore banks, sketchy real estate deals, the Miss Universe pageant, mobsters, money laundering, poisoned dissidents, computer hacking, and the most shocking election in American history.
60 Minutes
60 Minutes Australia: No winners (2017) Part 1 | 60 Minutes | 11/19/17 | 13:29 || Part 2 | 8:25 || Part 3 | 7:50
If anyone thought the insults hurled between North Korea and the United States couldn't get any more ridiculous, then this week set a new standard in farce. The rogue nation imposed the death sentence on President Donald Trump because he apparently called their leader, Kim Jong-un, short and fat. Ordinarily this kind of behaviour would be quickly dismissed, but 2017 has seen tensions on the Korean peninsula rise to the most dangerous level ever. The threat of nuclear war is real and experts calculate Kim Jong-un's regime has now amassed as many as 60 nuclear warheads. As well, advances in the North's ballistic missile program mean it can target not only mainland USA but also northern Australia. After months of negotiations, Nine News correspondent Tom Steinfort was given rare permission to travel to North Korea. There he worryingly discovered a country whose people are ready for conflict, and bizarrely, almost gleeful that a consequence of it could be the end of the world.

Reporter: Tom Steinfort
Producer: Garry McNab
60 Minutes Australia: The Russian connection (2017) | 11/12/17 | 13:06

This Is What It's Like to Be the Only Trump Fan at Thanksgiving Dinner
Politico | Mark Bauerlein | 11/22/17

In my household, when the holidays come, the usual family members plus a friend or two gather. We have three generations at the table: two female 80-year-olds, some 50-year-olds and the millennials. Only one of us is a Trump supporter. This is, after all, a family of professionals in a northeastern coastal city.

But it only takes one Trumper to turn a genial dinner into an emotional contest of wills. It doesn't matter that the holidays call for love and gratitude. We may try to talk about other things--our lives, our jobs, the weather--but Trump won't go unmentioned. The feelings he arouses are too stormy. This week, we should expect lots of politics along with our turkey and stuffing. ... Read more

Singer David Cassidy, 1970s Teen Idol, Dies At 67

New Tax Plan Contains Even More Bad News for Student Borrowers
RollingStone | Matt Taibbi | 11/22/17

The headline in the New York Times seemed sympathetic: "The House Just Voted To Bankrupt Graduate Students".

The piece by Erin Rousseau, a graduate student at M.I.T., detailed an insidious little virus buried in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, just passed by Republicans in the House. The law would repeal section 117(d)(5) of the tax code, which exempts graduate students' tuition waiver from taxation.

In the case of M.I.T. grad students like Rousseau -- who work as teachers or lab assistants -- the new law would tax over $50,000 of tuition they don't actually pay. It would increase such students' taxable income from the area of $33,000 to over $80,000. In most cases, that would add about $10,000 to their annual tax burden. ... Read more

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Wednesday, November 22 [12:19]
*Iraqi Civilian Describes U.S. Airstrike on His Home That Killed His Wife, Daughter, Brother & Nephew | DN | 11/22/17 | 12:18
*The Uncounted: New York Times Finds US Airstrikes Kill Far More Iraqi Civilians Than Pentagon Admits | DN | 11/22/17 | 28:18
*Anand Gopal: As US Continues Strikes in Afghanistan & Syria, Where is Coverage of Civilian Deaths? | DN | 11/22/17 | 12:36
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Wednesday, November 22 (FULL) | 59:02
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  2. Expert: President Trump Calling His Accusers "Liars" Confirms Women's Fears of Not Being Believed
  3. Rebecca Solnit: Ending Sexual Harassment Means Changing Masculinity & Undermining Misogynist Culture
  4. FCC Moves to Gut Net Neutrality, Ignoring Public Support & Laws Upholding Equal Internet Access
  5. Haitians Denied Protected Status Face Deportation to "Nation in Turmoil" After Earthquake, Hurricane
*Col. Larry Wilkenson -> Why is the US Media and Foreign Policy Establishment Targeting Russia? | TRNN | 11/22/17 | 1:06:48
*Report: Civilian Death Toll in Iraq 31 Times Higher Than US Claims | TRNN | 11/22/17 | 1:06:48
The1a.org
Working In A World After Weinstein | 1a.org | 11/22/17 | 1hr
The list of powerful men accused of sexual assault or harassment grows longer. A workplace should be safe for everyone, but far too often it is not. And that becomes clearer each day, with each new story.

What will it take to persuade people with power and influence to make the changes made at organizations where harassment has been revealed to be permanent?
How Temporary Is Temporary Protected Status For Immigrants? | 1a.org | 11/22/17 | 1hr
The Trump Administration is ending a humanitarian program that has let almost 60,000 Haitians live and work in the U.S., giving them until summer of 2019 to leave the country -- willingly or not.

Temporary Protected Status is just that -- temporary. But it covers hundreds of thousands of others living in America. How long can they stay? And if natural disasters have left them with no home to go back to, what then?


Donald Trump Aims To Boost GOP Gerrymandering Advantage With Census Pick | MSNBC Rachel Maddow | 11/21/17 | 15:39
Trump Ignores Nixon lesson With Department of Justice Pressure | MSNBC Rachel Maddow | 11/21/17 | 12:28
WSJ: Robert Mueller Investigating Jared Kushner's Foreign Contacts With Russia | MSNBC Morning Joe | 11/22/17 | 8:53
The Big Takeaway Of President Donald Trump And Vladimir Putin's Phone Call | MSNBC Morning Joe | 11/22/17 | 11:14
President Donald Trump Support Of Roy Moore A 'Huge Gift' For Democrats | MSNBC Morning Joe | 11/22/17 | 14:03
What Donald Trump & Vladimir Putin Talked About On Their 90-Minute Call | MSNBC 11th Hour | 11/21/17 | 8:10
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Trump Even Made Pardoning Turkeys About Obama | Stephen Colbert | 11/22/17 | 2:17
Trump On Roy Moore: 'You Have To Listen To Him' | Stephen Colbert | 11/22/17 | 2:48
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Exclusive - Alabama Reacts to the Roy Moore Accusations | Trevor Noah | 11/22/17 | 2:30
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Trump Pardons a Turkey, Single Dad Thanksgiving | 11/22/17 | 2:42
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Jimmy Kimmel on Roy Moore Scandal | Jimmy Kimmel | older, 11/16/17 | 5:23
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SPECIAL REPORT with Alex Jones • Nuclear Disaster In Russia Poisons Europe | Infowars | 11/21/17 | 23:26
Roger Stone Discusses Latest News and Current Events | Infowars | 11/20/17 | 36:40
Roger Stone Discusses Trump Administration, H.R. McMaster Latest News & Current Events | Infowars | 11/21/17 | 37:28

11.22.2017. 12:29

Tuesday November 21, 2017
Journalist Explains How Panama Papers Opened Up The World's Illicit Money Networks | Fresh Air | 11/20/17 | 1hr
Secrecy World: Inside the Panama Papers Investigation of Illicit Money Networks and the Global Elite Kindle Edition by Jake Bernstein

A hidden circulatory system flows beneath the surface of global finance, carrying trillions of dollars from drug trafficking, tax evasion, bribery, and other illegal enterprises. This network masks the identities of the individuals who benefit from these activities, aided by bankers, lawyers, and auditors who get paid to look the other way.

In Secrecy World, the Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter Jake Bernstein explores this shadow economy and how it evolved, drawing on millions of leaked documents from the files of the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca--a trove now known as the Panama Papers--as well as other journalistic and government investigations. Bernstein shows how shell companies operate, how they allow the superwealthy and celebrities to escape taxes, and how they provide cover for illicit activities on a massive scale by crime bosses and corrupt politicians across the globe.

Bernstein traveled to the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, and within the United States to uncover how these strands fit together--who is involved, how they operate, and the real-world impact. He recounts how Mossack Fonseca was exposed and what lies ahead for the corporations, banks, law firms, individuals, and governments that are implicated.

Secrecy World offers a disturbing and sobering view of how the world really works and raises critical questions about financial and legal institutions we may once have trusted.
Veteran News Anchor Charlie Rose Suspended After Sexual Harassment Allegations

Rep. John Conyers Reportedly Settled Complaint Involving Unwanted Advances
HP | Nick Visser | 11/21/17

Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) allegedly settled a wrongful dismissal complaint in 2015 after being accused of firing a female staffer who rejected his sexual advances, BuzzFeed News reported Monday night.

Conyers, 88, is the longest-serving member of the U.S. House of Representatives and among the most powerful members of Congress. In documents affiliated with the case filed by an unnamed woman in 2014, several former staff members also alleged the lawmaker repeatedly asked female employees for sexual favors, inappropriately touched them in public and asked staffers to contact and transport women they believed Conyers was having affairs with. ... Read more

It's time to investigate the sexual assault charges against Donald Trump
Salon | Amanda Marcotte | 11/21/17

Donald Trump got a pass during the campaign on numerous accusations of assault. We need a new special prosecutor

It's now been more than six weeks since a New York Times exposé about Harvey Weinstein triggered a flood of people stepping forward with stories about being sexually harassed by powerful men. Last week, the news cycle was swamped with accusations against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore and Minnesota Sen. Al Franken. This week, there is another accusation against Franken and an explosive Vox story reporting that numerous women say New York Times star reporter Glenn Thrush kissed and manhandled them against their will, and then talked smack about them at work afterwards.

In the midst of all this, it's absolutely stunning to realize that the sitting president of the United States, Donald Trump, continues to evade any consequences for the numerous accusations of sexual assault and sexual harassment made against him by women who had nothing to gain by going public. His press secretary continues cheerfully deflecting questions by suggesting that Trump's accusers, all 16 of them, are liars. Read more

Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Tuesday, November 21 [14:15]
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Tuesday, November 21 (FULL) | 59:02
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  2. Iraqi Civilian Describes U.S. Airstrike on His Home That Killed His Wife, Daughter, Brother & Nephew
  3. Damning New Report Shows U.S. Airstrikes in Iraq Killing Civilians are 31 Times the Pentagon’s Count
Vijay Prashad says -> Saudi Financial Crisis at Heart of Princely Rage | TRNN | 11/20/17 | 14:13
Economist Mark Weisbrot explains -> As US Fuels War Crimes in Yemen, House Says US Involvement is Unauthorized | TRNN | 11/19/17 | 14:22
LEAK: National Security Adviser Mocked Trump's Intelligence | TYT | 11/20/17 | 9:54
Kellyanne Conway Flip-Flops On Child Molestation | TYT | 11/20/17 | 4:31
Apple Writing Republican Tax Plan? | TYT | 11/20/17 | 9:54


The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
LaVar Ball Didn't 'Give Thanks' To Trump | Stephen Colbert | 11/21/17 | 4:26
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Harassment on the Hill: How to Avoid Being a Congressional Predator | Trevor Noah | 11/20/17 | 3:54
Seth Meyers
Seth Meyers: 'Wanna-Be Dictator' Trump Gets Into The Feud We've Been Waiting For | Seth Meyers | 11/21/17 | 7:40
Trump, who happened to be on a 12-day tour of Asia when the players were seized, intervened on their behalf with the Chinese president. He then criticized the players for not publicly thanking him immediately after they arrived home. They later held a press conference and thanked Trump. Days later, Trump attacked Ball, who downplayed the president's direct involvement in the release, and said he should have left Ball's son and teammates jailed in China.

11.21.2017. 10:18

Monday November 20, 2017

Want A Simpler Tax Code? Sure, But It Will Cost You.
HP | S.V. Date | 11/19/17

House Speaker Paul Ryan clears his desk with the sweep of his arm, illustrating all the clutter that would disappear from the tax code. President Donald Trump shows off a postcard-sized tax return. "It's going to make life very simple," Trump pledges, kissing the postcard for emphasis.

Such is the promise: Filing taxes will become much simpler -- a pitch that finds a ready audience among Americans who view IRS Form 1040 with fear and loathing. An unadvertised side effect of this simplicity: The proposed tax plan moving through Congress disproportionately benefits the wealthy, shifting the tax burden down the income scale toward middle- and working-class taxpayers. ... Read more

*PBS Frontline: Poverty, Politics & Profits | PBS | | 52:01

FCC Clears Way for Right-Wing Sinclair to Broadcast in 70% of American Homes
TRNN | Baynard Woods | 11/20/17

The Republican-led FCC voted 3-2 Thursday to eliminate the 42-year-old ban prohibiting the same entity from owning multiple broadcast companies or combining broadcast and print businesses within the same market.

... "Today you've turned over our collective resource of the public broadcast airwaves to a company whose business model is built on tearing apart the fabric of communities by pushing racist fearmongering in the guise of news," the media advocacy group Free Press wrote in an open letter to FCC commissioner Ajit Pai. "You granted Sinclair the ability to not simply broadcast this hate, but to maximize its already inflated profits by targeting its seeds of hate." ... Read more

Secrecy World: Inside the Panama Papers Investigation of Illicit Money Networks and the Global Elite Kindle Edition by Jake Bernstein

A hidden circulatory system flows beneath the surface of global finance, carrying trillions of dollars from drug trafficking, tax evasion, bribery, and other illegal enterprises. This network masks the identities of the individuals who benefit from these activities, aided by bankers, lawyers, and auditors who get paid to look the other way.

In Secrecy World, the Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter Jake Bernstein explores this shadow economy and how it evolved, drawing on millions of leaked documents from the files of the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca--a trove now known as the Panama Papers--as well as other journalistic and government investigations. Bernstein shows how shell companies operate, how they allow the superwealthy and celebrities to escape taxes, and how they provide cover for illicit activities on a massive scale by crime bosses and corrupt politicians across the globe.

Bernstein traveled to the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, and within the United States to uncover how these strands fit together--who is involved, how they operate, and the real-world impact. He recounts how Mossack Fonseca was exposed and what lies ahead for the corporations, banks, law firms, individuals, and governments that are implicated.

Secrecy World offers a disturbing and sobering view of how the world really works and raises critical questions about financial and legal institutions we may once have trusted.
Digital Superpowers Poised To Increase Global Inequities Under the Label of E-Commerce | TRNN | 11/20/17 | 20:02
Charles Manson Dead At 83
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Monday, November 20 [12:53]
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Monday, November 20 (FULL) | 59:02
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  2. As Zimbabwe’s Mugabe Refuses to Resign, Advocates Say Coup “Is Not the Answer” for Meaningful Reform
  3. Trump Cited Pittsburgh in Pulling Out of Paris Deal—But Mayor Says City Will Implement Accord Anyway
  4. Virginia Governor Defies Trump on Paris Climate Deal, Pushes Investments in Solar & Wind
*Divided Congress Unites to Spend $700B on Military and War | TRNN | 11/18/17 | 9:25
*Bill Black -> Trump's CFPB Pick Will Likely Spell Bad News for Consumers | TRNN | 11/18/17 | 14:07
*R.I.P. The Internet, 1983-2017 | TYT | 11/19/17 | 8:41
*Democrat Giving Boost To Payday Lenders | TYT | 11/19/17 | 8:49
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The FCC And The Wave Of Deregulation | 1a.org | 11/20/17 | 1hr
While much attention has been paid to potential legislation passing through Congress or to the actions of the president, the Federal Communications Commission has been quite active, according to the headlines:

  1. "FCC begins scaling back internet subsidies for low-income homes," reports Verge
  2. "F.C.C. Opens Door to More Consolidation in TV Business,"writes the New York Times
  3. "TV stations are about to track you and sell targeted ads, just like Google and Facebook," [reads a headline on the Los Angeles Times
  4. "FCC: Local TV and radio stations don't need local studios," says Engadget

The agency oversees everything from the ownership of local TV news (where millions of Americans get their information) to rural broadband expansion. We'll look at what the deregulation means for you, your access to information and your privacy.
What Are You Thankful For? | 1a.org | 11/20/17 | 1hr

Why President Donald Trump Could Be Brought Back Into Harassment Conversation | MSNBC Morning Joe | 11/17/17 | 12:37
What About Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against President Donald Trump? | All-In | 11/17/17 | 11:50
Tapper goes through Trump accusers one-by-one | CNN | 11/17/17 | 7:02
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The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
The GOP's Bonkers 'Uranium One' Chart | Stephen Colbert | 11/18/17 | 5:18
One Week Older, Moore Sexual Harassment | Stephen Colbert | 11/18/17 | 3:47
Hannity Made A Chart | Stephen Colbert | 11/17/17 | 0:58
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
We Can All Do Better Than Roy Moore | Samantha Bee | 11/15/17 | 6:33
John Oliver
One year after the presidential election, John Oliver discusses what we've learned so far | John Oliver | recent | 23:50
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Infowars
End Game Now! & Troops Confirmed! at Langley, Al Waleed Sent Snipers to Vegas | Alex Jones Channel | 11/19/17 | 36:23
Alex Jones Channel
Elon Musk Issues Emergency Warning! Globalists Are Building A Giant Altar On Which To Sacrifice Huma | Alex Jones Channel | 11/19/17 | 10:02
Google Launches Giant Censorship Campaign In The Middle Of The Night | Alex Jones Channel | 11/18/17 | 42:03

11.20.2017. 11:11

Friday November 17, 2017

Lawyers call White House sexual harassment policy 'useless'
Politico | Matthew Nussbaum | 11/17/17

The executive office of the president, which is shielded under a 2002 law from reporting harassment allegations, offers employees bare-bones instructions on dealing with problems.

At the Department of Justice, there have been 31 sexual harassment complaints through the third quarter of 2017, a number in line with recent years. At the CIA, there were six sexual harassment complaints from 2012 to 2016, according to its federal reports. But there are no comparable records for the White House, thanks to a 2002 law -- the No FEAR Act -- that exempts the executive office of the president from filing requirements that apply to other executive branch agencies.

As Congress and the private sector move to improve reporting procedures and increase transparency amid multiplying revelations of widespread harassment, the White House remains uniquely opaque -- and reliant on guidance lawyers say falls short of common standards for shielding employees from abuse. ... Read more

Trump's Tweet Condemning Al Franken Assault Allegations Backfires Spectacularly
HP | Rebecca Shapiro | 11/17/17

President Donald Trump, infamously caught on tape bragging about groping women, was attacked on Twitter Thursday night for criticizing Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), who now faces allegations of sexual assault.

Anchorwoman Leann Tweeden said on Thursday that Franken groped and kissed her without her consent during a USO tour in 2006. ... Read more

Kellyanne Conway explains why Trump tweeted about Franken but not Moore
Politico | Louis Nelson | 11/17/17

President Donald Trump felt compelled to tweet out his thoughts on allegations of sexual misconduct against Sen. Al Franken because they represented a "brand new news story," counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway said Friday, explaining away the difference between the president's Franken tweets and his relatively couched comments on allegations against Republican Roy Moore.

"Al Franken was a brand new news story yesterday and the president weighed in as he does on the news of the day often enough," Conway told Fox News Friday morning. "The Roy Moore story is eight days old and the president put out a statement during his Asia trip on that. and since then, our press secretary has spoken on behalf of the president saying that he believes the people of Alabama will sort out what to do with Roy Moore and with that election." ... Read more

Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Friday, November 17 [9:20]
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Friday, November 17 (FULL) | 59:02
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  2. "Keep It in the Ground": As COP23 Ends, Activists Protest at Europe's Largest Open-Pit Coal Mine
  3. Activists Condemn Failure of COP23 to Address Interrelated Crises of Climate, Energy & Inequality
  4. Key Architect of Paris Climate Accord: "We Cannot Combat Climate Change with More Coal"
  5. Tom Goldtooth: Carbon Trading is "Fraudulent" Scheme to Privatize Air & Forests to Permit
Al Franken Apologizes After Sexual Assault Allegations | TYT | 11/16/17 | 19:04
So you think You'll Get a Tax Break, or tax cut? Really? | Thom Hartmann | 11/16/17 | 9:15
The1a.org
*Friday News - Domestic | 1a.org | 11/17/17 | 1hr
Does Roy Moore's campaign for Senate have a future? More women came forward this week with allegations of sexual misconduct against the former Alabama judge and outspoken evangelical. And more Republican lawmakers have come forward to say they believe the women and that Moore should remove himself from the race. Moore says the claims are false.

The reputation of Republicans is also riding on their ability to pass a new tax reform bill that looks more like a takedown of the Affordable Care Act. Can the majority party get tax reform done?

Plus, more lives were taken in another mass shooting. There was another hearing with Attorney General Jeff Sessions on the Hill. And Mattel celebrated Muslim women with a new Barbie doll.
*Friday News - International | 1a.org | 11/17/17 | 1hr
The government takeover in Zimbabwe is not a coup d'etat ... according to the armed members of the country's military who have placed Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe under house arrest. How will the so-called "bloodless transition" of power play out?

In Germany, leaders of the world's most powerful countries gathered to talk climate change, but the Trump administration's delegates were met with protests. A huge far-right nationalist march disrupted an annual independence celebration in Poland. And Australia voted to legalize same-sex marriage.

We'll also review the end of President Trump's visit to Asia, which included a meeting with the controversial president of the Philippines.
*Mika: What Is The Goal Of Discussing Assault And The Strength Of Women | 11/17/17 | 7:44
*Kasie Hunt Weighs In On Sexual Harassment In Washington | 11/17/17 | 5:12
Donald Trump Tweets About Al Franken, Silent On Roy Moore | MSNBC The Last Word | 11/16/17 | 18:25
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
The Bipartisan Pastime Of Harassing Women | Stephen Colbert | 11/17/17 | 11:08
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Al Franken Faces Groping Accusations & Roy Moore Stays on Defense | Trevor Noah | 11/16/17 | 4:53
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Sexual Harassment in Congress: A Closer Look | Seth Meyers | 11/16/17 | 9:12
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Roger Stone Discusses Senator Al Franken Leeann Tweeden, Next Round of "Me Too" from California Dems | Infowars | 11/16/17 | 18:08

11.17.2017. 09:20

Thursday November 16, 2017

Trump Chases U.S. Arms Deals in Asia to Help Him Win Re-Election
Bloomberg | Justin Sink | 11/14/17

President Donald Trump had one question for Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc: Why wasn't his country buying more American military equipment?

For Trump, a self-styled traveling salesman, crisscrossing the region to reverse decades of trade deficits, Vietnam's decision to buy arms from Russia was incomprehensible, almost insulting. Never mind that U.S. law prevented such sales until last year.

Trump reminded Phuc that he's been president for 10 months, according to two people who requested anonymity to discuss a private meeting. What was he waiting for? ... Read more
Trump Begging Countries To Buy Weapons | TYT | 11/15/17 | 9:34

WeWorks.com | WeLive.com
*WeWork Community Refugee Hiring Initiative | | 11/15/17 | 1:53
WeWork.com Community Refugee Hiring Initiative is a new initiative, in partnership with the International Rescue Committee, the Tent Partnership for Refugees, Breaking Barriers, and other partners, to empower refugees by providing opportunity for work, growth and community.
*Why Millennials Are Paying To Live In Shares Spaces Like WeLive | Vice | 10/26/16 | 3:44

Hope Hicks may hold the keys to Mueller's Russia puzzle
Politico | Darren Samuelsohn | 11/16/17

Prosecutors will interview the White House communications director in the coming weeks as they continue questioning those in the president's inner circle.

Special counsel Robert Mueller's team is preparing to interview the woman who's seen it all: Hope Hicks. She's been part of Donald Trump's inner circle for years, first at Trump Tower and then as an omnipresent gatekeeper and fixer who could get emails or other communications directly to the boss during the 2016 campaign.

As a senior White House adviser and now as communications director, she's been in the room for moments critical to Mueller's probe, which has grown to include the president's response to the Russia investigation itself.

Hicks' history with Trump makes her one of the more useful witnesses for Mueller as he looks for insights into the president's habits and moods. She also is one of the few people well positioned to recount the president's reactions at various moments as the Russia scandal has sidetracked his presidency -- including the Mueller appointment itself. ... Read more

*Scientists Issue Dire Warning on Climate Change & Key Researcher Urges "Changes in How We Live" | DN | 11/16/17 | 12:22
*Scientist Kevin Anderson: Our Socio-Economic Paradigm Is Incompatible With Climate Change Objectives | DN | 11/16/17 | 25:40
Broadcasting from the United Nations Climate Summit in Bonn, Germany, we continue our conversation with Kevin Anderson, one of the world's leading climate scientists. Anderson is deputy director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and professor of energy and climate change at the University of Manchester in Britain. The report is entitled "Can the Climate Afford Europe's Gas Addiction?"
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Thursday, November 16 (FULL) | 59:02
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  2. Zimbabwe in Limbo As Military Seizes Control & Places President Mugabe Under House Arrest
  3. Nigerian Environmental Activist: Displacement from Climate Change Contributed to Rise of Boko Haram
  4. Activists at COP23 Decry Companies & Corporate Sponsors Pushing Fossil Fuel as Energy Solution
  5. Migration Expert Urges Immediate Action as Millions Are Already Displaced by Climate Change
*Is Canada a 'Rogue Nation' on Climate Change? | TRNN | 11/15/17 | 19:52
Roy Moore Got The Most Racist Lawyer He Could Find | TYT | 11/15/17 | 9:41
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Two Certainties In The Senate: Health And Taxes | 1a.org | 11/16/17 | 1hr
The much-vaunted Senate tax bill is now a health bill.

Senator Rand Paul ?@RandPaul
Today I am announcing my intention to amend the Senate tax bill to repeal the individual mandate and provide bigger tax cuts for middle income taxpayers.
The mandate repeal is a promise we all made and we should keep. It also allows an additional $300 billion+ in tax cuts.

With a dearth of legislative victories, House and Senate Republicans had pinned their hopes on a sweeping change to the tax code -- no easy task. But now, with another mission heaped on top of their primary goal, can Republicans pass major legislation before the year is out?




Rep. Tom Cole On GOP Tax Plan: We Think It's Right For The American People | MSNBC Morning Joe | 11/16/17 | 9:38
'President Donald Trump Comments On Vladimir Putin Don't Help Investigation' | MSNBC Morning Joe | 11/16/17 | 4:53
Mika: Is Ivanka Trump Still Fighting For Women's Issues? | MSNBC Morning Joe | 11/16/17 | 3:42
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Roy Moore Still Has Robots On His Side | Stephen Colbert | 11/16/17 | 3:55
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Trump-Proofing America's Nukes | Trevor Noah | 11/15/17 | 5:28
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Jimmy Kimmel on Roy Moore Scandal | Jimmy Kimmel | 11/16/17 | 5:23
Note: I add this just to expose you to what the Alt Right is listening to. Sometimes pretty scary.
Alex Jones Infowars (1st Hour) Thu - 11/16/17 | Infowars | 11/16/17 | 42:49
Ex-Secret Service Agent Says Biden Is A “Weinstein-Level” Abuser | Alex Jones Channel | 11/16/17 | 19:08

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