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CNN poll: Two-thirds want to stay in Iran nuclear deal – CNN
1:21 PM 10/20/2017 Fake Melania shows our real anxiety
Trump Voters Believe Sex Allegations Against Weinstein, But Not Against Trump
Hypocrite-In-Chief : President Trump’s Crusade Against Criminal Justice Reform – HuffPost
London now more dangerous than New York, crime stats suggest – Telegraph.co.uk
Are we witnessing the end of the Republican Party? – The Grio
1:41 PM 10/20/2017 POSTS ON G+ | Hypocrite-In-Chief : President Trumps Crusade Against Criminal Justice Reform
Money laundering trial could further chill already tense US-Turkish relations – CNBC
Salt Lake City police arrest man in nationwide human trafficking sweep – Salt Lake Tribune
Hypocrite-In-Chief : President Trumps Crusade Against Criminal Justice Reform
Anthony Atamanuik’s Trump Takes a Psychological Fitness Test on ‘The President Show’ – Splitsider
SitRep: FBI Steps in to Aid Niger Probe, Pompeo Breaks Ranks – Foreign Policy (blog)
Number of US adults without health insurance up 3.5m this year, study finds
George W. Bush & GOP Lack Standing to Bash Trump for Racism – Common Dreams
“A volcano inside of me: the young children experiencing mental health problems – New Statesman
Does the House Intel Committee Have Enough Staff to Investigate the Trump-Russia Scandal? – Mother Jones
Trump’s war on leakers has neutered the intelligence community’s whistleblower program, which diverts leakers – Boing Boing

 

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Report: House Republicans planning to begin impeachment once first Trump-Russia indictment lands

Everyone involved knows indictments are inevitable, if not imminent, in Donald Trump’s Russia scandal. Special Counsel Robert Mueller is planning to indict and prosecute Trump’s underlings in order to pressure them into flipping on Trump. It’s been far less clear how the scandal will play out in parallel on the political side once the prosecutorial side reaches the indictment stage. But now one House insider has provided what may be a big piece to the puzzle.Political insider Scott Dworkin is the co-founder of the Democratic Coalition Against Trump, and he’s also periodically a guest commentator on MSNBC. This morning he revealed that a senior staff member for a Republican Congressman told him, “Were bracing for an indictment, when first one hits we will impeach.” (link). With the current dysfunction in the GOP, it’s not a given that they’d all be on the same page with this. But it does offer a glimpse into how the GOP could try to preemptively oust Donald Trump ahead of the midterms, in the hope of avoiding getting wiped out themselves.

If Trump’s own Republican Party begins impeachment hearings against him, it would leave him without any remaining meaningful support in the federal government. It would also send a signal to average Republicans among the American public that it’s time to give up on Trump, which would send his approval rating hurtling even lower than it is now. The ongoing impeachment hearings and his collapsing support could leave him in a position where he’d have little choice but to resign.

The Republican Party would then try to quickly regroup behind President Mike Pence heading into the midterms, under the premise that they “fixed” the problem in their own house by ousting Donald Trump. But the Democrats would still be in a strong position to win a majority in the House and Senate. If Robert Mueller then unearths proof of Pence’s complicity in the Trump-Russia scandal or coverup, the Democrats could move forward with Pence impeachment hearings after the midterms.

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CNN poll: Two-thirds want to stay in Iran nuclear deal – CNN
 


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CNN poll: Two-thirds want to stay in Iran nuclear deal
CNN
Democrats are more than twice as likely as Republicans to call the country that US intelligence says meddled in the 2016 election a “very serious” threat, by a 45% to 19% margin. Still, majorities of both parties call the nation a threat overall. Just  

1:21 PM 10/20/2017 Fake Melania shows our real anxiety

Selected and Saved News Stories Trump  Fake Melania shows our real anxiety Washington Post Saved Stories 1. Trump Anthony Atamanuiks Trump Takes a Psychological Fitness Test on The President Show Splitsider SitRep: FBI Steps in to Aid Niger Probe, Pompeo Breaks Ranks Foreign Policy (blog) Number of US adults without Continue reading“1:21 PM 10/20/2017 Fake Melania shows our real anxiety” 

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Trump Voters Believe Sex Allegations Against Weinstein, But Not Against Trump

Trump’s base has no problem calling out Hollywood, but gives the president the benefit of the doubt. 

Hypocrite-In-Chief : President Trump’s Crusade Against Criminal Justice Reform – HuffPost
 


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Hypocrite-In-Chief : President Trump’s Crusade Against Criminal Justice Reform
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President Obama signed an executive order calling for a ban and review of issuing military equipment to police departments. In addition, the federal government launched an investigation into the Ferguson Police Department and their violation of civil and more »

Roles and Responsibilities for Defending the Nation from Cyber Attack – Federal Bureau of Investigation (press release) (blog)
 

Roles and Responsibilities for Defending the Nation from Cyber Attack
Federal Bureau of Investigation (press release) (blog)
Within the FBI, we are focused on the most dangerous malicious cyber activity: high-level intrusions by state-sponsored hackers and global organized crime syndicates, as well as other technically sophisticated attacks. Cyber threats are not only 

London now more dangerous than New York, crime stats suggest – Telegraph.co.uk
 


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London now more dangerous than New York, crime stats suggest
Telegraph.co.uk
Under the leadership of Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and police commissioner, Bill Bratton, the NYPD introduced a zero tolerance approach to low level crime and flooded problem areas with patrols. The force also put a huge amount of emphasis on community … 

Are we witnessing the end of the Republican Party? – The Grio
 


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Are we witnessing the end of the Republican Party?
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Klan, Secesh and Nazis supported his candidacy, and he reciprocated by allowing them in the White House and calling them very fine people when they chanted blood and soil, Jews will not replace us, and Russia is our friend at the deadly Nazi and more »

1:41 PM 10/20/2017 POSTS ON G+ | Hypocrite-In-Chief : President Trumps Crusade Against Criminal Justice Reform

Hypocrite-In-Chief : President Trumps Crusade Against Criminal Justice Reform Friday October 20th, 2017 at 1:37 PM Donald Trump 1 Share The Trump administration’s views on “law and order” are designed to protect only a few. Donald Trumps handpicked CIA Director Mike Pompeo is looking guilty as hell in the Russia scandalby Bill Palmer Friday October 20th, … Continue reading“1:41 PM 10/20/2017 – POSTS ON G+ | Hypocrite-In-Chief : President Trumps Crusade Against Criminal Justice Reform”
Money laundering trial could further chill already tense US-Turkish relations – CNBC
 


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Money laundering trial could further chill already tense US-Turkish relations
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Experts say U.S.-Turkish relations are the lowest since the 1974, when Congress imposed an arms embargo after Turkey invaded Cyprus. Things could actually worsen with a New York trial starting next month involving a Turkish financier with ties toand more »

Salt Lake City police arrest man in nationwide human trafficking sweep – Salt Lake Tribune
 

Salt Lake City police arrest man in nationwide human trafficking sweep
Salt Lake Tribune
The Salt Lake City Police Department Organized Crime Unit participated in the sting from Oct. 13-15, the FBI announced Wednesday. The man was arrested on Oct. 13 at a West Valley City motel, confirmed Salt Lake City police Detective …Intelligence and more »

A Facebook-verified Russian proxy site is pushing a fake news story attacking George Soros – Media Matters for America (blog)
 

A Facebook-verified Russian proxy site is pushing a fake news story attacking George Soros
Media Matters for America (blog)
YourNewsWire was classified as a proxy for Russia by the European Union’s East StratCom Task Force, a task force established to fight Russian propaganda. U.S. intelligence official and Kremlin propaganda expert Joel Harding similarly said the site  

Russia Bans Its Contract Soldiers From Online Social Networks, Prepares to Accept Foreign Citizens in the Army – The Jamestown Foundation
 

Russia Bans Its Contract Soldiers From Online Social Networks, Prepares to Accept Foreign Citizens in the Army
The Jamestown Foundation
The explanatory letter accompanying the draft says that personal data of Russian soldiers is being increasingly used for geopolitical [sic], terrorist, extremist and criminal purposes (Newizv.ru, October 5). If this proposal becomes law, the … A  

Hypocrite-In-Chief : President Trumps Crusade Against Criminal Justice Reform

The Trump administration’s views on “law and order” are designed to protect only a few.
Anthony Atamanuik’s Trump Takes a Psychological Fitness Test on ‘The President Show’ – Splitsider
 


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Anthony Atamanuik’s Trump Takes a Psychological Fitness Test on ‘The President Show’
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What follows is a revealing psychological fitness test that, with Trump being a complete narcissist, is something he thinks he’s passed with flying colors. Are you saying that my behavior is out of my own control because I’m so divorced from my own  

SitRep: FBI Steps in to Aid Niger Probe, Pompeo Breaks Ranks – Foreign Policy (blog)
 


Foreign Policy (blog)
SitRep: FBI Steps in to Aid Niger Probe, Pompeo Breaks Ranks
Foreign Policy (blog)
Niger investigation. There’s a new twist in the inquiry of the deaths of four American Special Forces soldiers killed during a firefight in Niger on Oct. 4. The FBI is jumping into the investigation into the soldier’s deaths. Military officials tell  

Number of US adults without health insurance up 3.5m this year, study finds

Rising premiums and political turmoil over Obamacare undermine the gains that drove the nations uninsured rate to a historic lowThe number of US adults without health insurance is up nearly 3.5 million this year, as rising premiums and political turmoil over Obamacare undermine coverage gains that drove the nations uninsured rate to a historic low.

Related: ‘He keeps zigging and zagging’: the perils of doing a healthcare deal with Trump

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George W. Bush & GOP Lack Standing to Bash Trump for Racism – Common Dreams
 


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George W. Bush & GOP Lack Standing to Bash Trump for Racism
Common Dreams
Former President George W. Bush can say whatever he wants, but “Trump is merely the logical conclusion of the Southern strategy, and until the Republican Party comes to terms with its decades of latent racism and its rather loud dog whistle, it will
The Virginia Governor’s Race Is a High-Stakes Test for TrumpThe Nation.
George W. Bush just called for a nobler politics. But in the GOP, Trumpism reigns.Washington Post
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Donald Trumps handpicked CIA Director Mike Pompeo is looking guilty as hell in the Russia scandal

Since he’s taken office, we’ve seen Donald Trump consistently try to backstop key positions in his administration with people who were willing to protect him in his Russia scandal because they were in on it themselves. He’s done it with everyone from Attorney General Jeff Sessions on down. Based on the increasingly suspicious behavior of Trump’s hand picked CIA Director Mike Pompeo, it’s time to ask if he was guilty in the Russia scandal as well.Back in June, it was revealed that Pompeo kept giving classified briefings to National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, even after he definitively learned that Flynn was a traitor on the payroll of multiple foreign nations including Russia (link). Now Pompeo is at it again, falsely claiming that it’s been proven Russian meddling didn’t influence the outcome of the election (link), even though his own intelligence community is telling him the opposite.

The tricky part is that Trump has surrounded himself with a number of fellow traitors who are guilty in the Russia scandal, as well as a number of mere sycophants who were not involved in the scandal but are willing to destroy their own reputations by covering for him. Mike Pompeo was a U.S. Congressman from Kansas during the 2016 election, and it’s difficult to pin down any potential role he might have played in the Trump campaign’s coordination with Russia to rig the election. Yet he just keeps finding ways to make himself look more guilty.

It needs be pointed out that making oneself look guilty is not the same as being guilty. While we have proof that Jeff Sessions was knee deep in that coordination, and strong evidence that plenty of other Trump White House advisers were co-conspirators, there is no specific evidence linking Mike Pompeo to the treasonous scandal. But it does raise the question: if Pompeo isn’t guilty, why is he throwing his career, reputation, and future away by bending over backward to make himself look guilty?

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Donald Trump’s low-road presidency – CNN
 


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Donald Trump’s low-road presidency
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Washington (CNN) On Thursday night, following a day of back-and-forth over who said what in a phone call between the President of the United States and a military widow, President Donald Trump tweeted this: “The Fake News is going crazy with wacky … 
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9:49 AM 10/20/2017 Russia, the Blizzard of Lies New York Times | Russia Is a Bigger Threat to US Than North Korea or ISIS: Ex-NATO Commander

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“A volcano inside of me: the young children experiencing mental health problems – New Statesman
 

A volcano inside of me: the young children experiencing mental health problems
New Statesman
A washing machine tummy, a volcano inside of me these are some of the ways young children can describe anxiety and other mental health issues, according to staff at YoungMinds, a mental health charity. In 2016, Childline reported a 15 per cent in and more »

Was Donald Trump right to blame terrorism for rising UK crime figures?

The US president got the 13% right, but not the cause and he risks contributing to another increase: in hate crimeA US study of Donald Trumps tweets this week concluded they tell you about him more than they spark deep, insightful policy debates.

But his sudden interest in the annual crime rate in England and Wales and his conflation of this weeks 13% jump in offences with radical Islamic terror attacks terror attacks in Britain is likely to fuel another ugly statistic published by the Home Office this week.

Just out report: “United Kingdom crime rises 13% annually amid spread of Radical Islamic terror.” Not good, we must keep America safe!

You’re up early Donald. 13% hides the true scale of the destruction of the UK. Child rape squads up 64%. @realDonaldTrump pic.twitter.com/mZ1H2NC8Rv

Related: Donald Trump links UK crime rise to ‘spread of Islamic terror’

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Does the House Intel Committee Have Enough Staff to Investigate the Trump-Russia Scandal? – Mother Jones
 


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Does the House Intel Committee Have Enough Staff to Investigate the Trump-Russia Scandal?
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And committee Democrats say that the Republicans were eager to interview Paul Manafort, Trump’s campaign chief who hadties to a Russian oligarch and a former Ukrainian president allied with Vladimir Putin, before Manafort had turned over all the …
Senate Investigators Want To Meet With A Trump Adviser Who Reportedly Tried To Set Up A Meeting With RussiaBuzzFeed News
Congress is spending millions on Russia investigations but you’ll probably never know exactly how muchUSA TODAYall 61 55 news articles »

Trump’s war on leakers has neutered the intelligence community’s whistleblower program, which diverts leakers – Boing Boing
 


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Trump’s war on leakers has neutered the intelligence community’s whistleblower program, which diverts leakers
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The Intelligence Community Inspector General office is the place where spies and spook contractors who discover wrongdoing are supposed to be able to confidentially report their suspicions and know that they’ll be investigated and acted upon. Dan Meyer … 
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