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Not least among them are his central role in the violent deaths of thousands of innocent people. Since his emergence as a political figure, Trump has promised that if he ever attained power, he would use the U. Unlike other campaign promises, Trump has delivered on this one.
Beneath the hue and cry of the impeachment announcement, more people are dying in wars that are being waged as Trump promised, with more brutality than ever. But studies by independent researchers and nongovernmental organizations conservatively put the number of civilians killed in places like Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan into the hundreds of thousands. The real figures are likely even higher.
Trump, it is worth noting, is not the only one responsible for these deaths. The wars began long before he came into office, after all. But under his watch, and with his assent, they have been waged with more brutality and less apparent regard for innocent life. At the very least, Trump has strongly signaled that he has no problem with killing civilians and will not give anyone under his command a hard time for carrying out such killings. Trump has been willing to vocally defend those who do find themselves accused of war crimes, while punishing those who investigate them.
There is little political pressure for it to be otherwise. Does this matter? Do the extremely violent deaths of innocent people — wedding guests and farmers in distant countries — factor into the moral calculus we use to judge Trump as being fit or unfit for office? The American public seems only dimly interested in the ramped-up killings that have taken place on his watch.
The whole thing has become routine. The Jewish historian Raul Hilberg once observed the banality of bureaucratic killing in a different time and place: Germany during the s. Exiled National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden declared on Twitter Wednesday it is "unbelievable that in a moment where politicians are making daily media statements about 'supporting whistleblowers,' the media is not pressing them on the case of Daniel Hale.
Hale, a year-old former government intelligence analyst, "is being prosecuted RIGHT NOW Hank Alexander With Jimmy Johnson And His Band* - Our Secret Love blowing the whistle on enormously controversial drone programs," Snowden wrote. In May, Hale was charged under the Espionage Act for leaking classified information to a journalist widely believed to be The Intercept 's Jeremy Scahill.
Snowden's comments came as U. Unbelievable that in a moment where politicians are making daily media statements about "supporting whistleblowers," the media is not pressing them on the case of Daniel Hale, who is being prosecuted RIGHT NOW for blowing the whistle on enormously controversial drone programs. Snowden, on Twitter, linked to The Washington Post 's report from Tuesday night on a new federal court filing in which the U.
Department of Justice argued that Hale engaged in "thievery, not protected speech," and thus cannot challenge the Espionage Act charges on First Amendment grounds. Defense attorneys for Hale " argued last month that the law was designed to deal with spies, not leakers, and that the prosecution runs afoul of the First Amendment by chilling newsgathering and implicating the reporter who received the information," the Post noted.
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What did the president say and when did he say it? Rain Showers (7 Radio Edit) - Sizzla - Rain Showers raised questions: how many more compromising conversations have there been?
Will the transcripts inevitably leak out with the help of more whistleblowers? And could their combined effect be enough to persuade Senate Republicans it is time to dump Trump, just as an incriminating tape led to the downfall of President Richard Nixon?
If there are other, similarly damning conversations to be found in the White House server, impeachment could gain critical mass in a hurry.
And even this Senate might convict when confronted with that kind of evidence: Facts are stubborn things. Congressional Democrats made a somber case for impeachment Wednesday.
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But many of the details are yet to be sorted out: Which of the six investigations into Trump currently being conducted by House committees should impeachment include? And will impeachment proceedings, which are likely to pass the House but fail in the Republican-held Senate, end up backfiring on the Democrats? The poll, released Wednesday morning, found that other polls undercount support for Democrats moving forward on an impeachment inquiry.
It also revealed that a third of voters who oppose impeachment actually agree that Trump committed high crimes, but are concerned that it would hurt Democrats politically. Overall, the poll suggests that voters are roughly split, with 49 percent supporting impeachment and 43 percent opposing it.
This dovetails with recent Monmouth University and Quinnipiac polls, which show strengthening support for impeachment. But the YouGov poll shows that those opposed to impeachment may be concerned about political ramifications for Democrats. The European parliament will have a veto on any withdrawal agreement. Boris Johnson was accused of lying to the queen when he illegally suspended Parliament last month. This time, though, Parliament will be suspended for a much shorter period, ending its current session on the evening of Tuesday, Oct.
Despite concerted attempts to avoid publicly trashing the UK proposals, there was dismay behind the scenes in Brussels after Johnson tabled his first concrete proposal for replacing the Irish backstop. On Wednesday night, he was hopeful a parliamentary majority could be assembled to back it. Northern Ireland would also stay aligned with EU standards on goods if Stormont agreed by Decemberthe end of the transition period, and then in a vote every four years.
Barnier said that this commitment would prevent Brussels from protecting its internal market if the Northern Ireland assembly blocked the arrangement in or at a later date.
Furious family farmers flamed Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue Wednesday after comments he made on the future of the dairy business that cast doubt on the future of small farms during a stop in Wisconsin Tuesday. Perdue made the remarks to reporters at the World Dairy Expo in Madison.
Wisconsin, which touts itself as America's Dairyland on its license plates, has lost dairy farms in after losing in and inaccording to data from the state Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection.
His message to them was basically, stop whining, your demise is inevitable. At EsquireCharlie Pierce wrote that Perdue was telling a truth that is seldom uttered:. It takes a rare fella to Im Spy - Jana Pope - Bohemian so plainly that America is essentially a monopoly culture, and that the ultimate goal of a free market is to achieve the absolute minimal amount of actual competition—especially to an audience of people whose livelihoods are being destroyed by those very dynamics.
These things have happened because policy choices have been made that not just allowed but heavily subsidized and promoted them. The new plan, announced by the U. Federal law allows households to deduct shelter and utility costs that exceed 50 percent of their net income. By taking the deduction, households can qualify for a bigger benefit.
States are allowed to set standard utility allowances to avoid the hassle of figuring out individual households' specific costs. The U. Department of Agriculture is proposing a more uniform national standard, taking the matter out of states' hands—a similar strategy employed in the two previous proposals to trim SNAP. The USDA's proposed rule, which is expected to be submitted to the Federal Register this week, comes days after the end of the public comment period for the Trump administration's plan to kick three million people off food stamps—a move that would also strip free school lunches from hundreds of thousands of children.
The Trump administration is planning to expand the collection of DNA from migrants who cross US bordersand to include the information in a vast criminal database operated by the FBI. The effort is separate from and much broader than the rapid DNA testing done on families at the US-Mexico border to help detect adults falsely posing as parents.
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The practice would allow the government to amass a trove of biometric data on migrants, raising major privacy concerns and questions over whether such data should be compelled even when a person is not suspected of a crime other than crossing the border illegally. DNA also contains identifying information on their families, too. Eidelman said it changed the purpose of DNA collection from one of criminal investigation to population surveillance. Just ahead of the one-year Hank Alexander With Jimmy Johnson And His Band* - Our Secret Love of the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, Sen.
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A number of Senate Democrats are angry at judicial advocacy group Demand Justice for going after the chamber's members for voting in favor of President Donald Trump's Hank Alexander With Jimmy Johnson And His Band* - Our Secret Love slew of federal judges, but the organization's leader isn't backing down. Fallon is under fire from Democratic senators who feel that Demand Justice's September ad buy in Delaware targeting Sen. Chris Coons, a Democrat, is over the line.
Coons has supported a number of Trump nominees, including, Demand Justice said, some whose support of Brown v. Board of Education is in doubt. Demand Justice's message on judges is simple: Democrats should reject all Trump's judges. Fallon argues that Republicans blocked President Barack Obama's judicial nominees and Los Marcianos - Various - Trio Avileño Vol. 4 Democrats should take a page from their playbook.
Like the conservative Judicial Crisis Network, Demand Justice uses ads to pressure Democratic senators on their voting records. There's a lot of information in the article, here are some illustrative bits, but it's really worth a full read to get the details. They are quite damning and demonstrate the government's sometimes brutal, sometimes pernicious and pervasive repression of average citizens who band together to promote a common El Pendon Morado - Various - La Internacional in a habitable environment.
A federally sponsored anti-terrorism fusion center in Oregon assisted a taskforce monitoring protest groups organizing against a fossil fuel infrastructure project in the state, according to documents obtained by the Guardian. The Oregon Titan Fusion Center — part of a network set up to monitor terrorist activities — disseminated information gathered by that taskforce, and shared information provided by private In That Night - Rattus Rexx - Hysterics attached to the gas project Hank Alexander With Jimmy Johnson And His Band* - Our Secret Love some of the task force members.
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Its goal is to develop ways to identify animals with a lower impact, which can then be selected for breeding programmes.
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