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It approves the spy program and makes it permanent: USA Freedom Act is Anything But

By Alfredo Lopez

To get to the point: there is nothing -- nothing at all -- in any recent law or legislative action that will in any way weaken the police state structure our government has put into place for rapid deployment. You are not any more free than you were last week and, no matter what the Congress has done with the expired provisions of the Patriot Act or the newly developed and Orwellian-named "USA Freedom Act", you are not going to be any more free next week.

Focus: Hillary Clinton - June 4, 2015

Clinton foundation's Sweden fundraising arm cashed in as Stockholm lobbied Hillary on Iran sanctions - Washington Times

VIDEO: Hillary Clinton Involved in 'Quid Quo Pro' Deal with Swedish Telecom - YouTube

Revealed: Clintons Bagged $3.4 Million for 18 Speeches Funded by Keystone Pipeline Banks - Breitbart

Banks Behind Hillary Clinton's Canadian Speeches Really Want The Keystone Pipeline -

CHART: Timeline Shows How Clintons Took $1.8 Million from Keystone Pipeline Investors - GAI

VIDEO ARCHIVE: Bill Clinton: 'We should embrace' Keystone pipeline - YouTube

As FIFA allegations swirled, Clintons gave Qatar a stage — and legitimacy - The Washington Post

VIDEO ARCHIVE: Clinton Global Initiative hosts Qatar officials in 2013 - Washington Post

FBI Investigates Russia And Qatar World Cups - Sky News

The FIFA-Clinton method, both organizations serve as portals through which shadowy people find their way, for a given price, into the light - WSJ

Hillary Clinton's State Department Increased Chemical Arms Sales To Middle East Countries That Gave To Clinton Foundation -

The Clinton Foundation Took Money from Saudi Propagandists - National Review Online

Bill Clinton’s Wall Street cash puts wife in an ethical spot - The Sun Herald

Bill Clinton Is the keynote speaker for the health insurance lobby bash, AHIP played the primary role in killing the public health insurance option and trying to sink the Affordable Care Act - Alternet

How Bill Clinton duped State Dept. ethics cops, he set up Teneo as an intermediary that would get him corporate and foreign clients - WND

Clinton Foundation Has Not Yet Released Names of 1,076 Secret Foreign Donors - Breitbart

The inside story of how the Clintons built a $2 billion global empire - The Washington Post

How the Clinton Foundation is organized - Washington Post



Federal officials voiced growing alarm over Clinton’s compliance with records laws, documents show - Fox News

At a hearing on government transparency Democratic lawmakers defend former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton -

Acting IGs at State Dept., National Archives ignored looming Clinton email scandal -

House GOP moves to punish State Dept. over Benghazi delays, plans to cut $700m from the agency - The Boston Globe

POLL: In two new polls Hillary’s numbers dip with an harsh voter assessment of her personality – particularly her trustworthiness, Benghazi rises as an issue - The Fiscal Times

House Committee Told Of Hillary Email Whistleblower - The Daily Caller

Hillary’s top aide with terror ties saw all emails, Abedin’s alleged personal and family ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and Islamic supremacists - WND

Hillary Clinton Jokes on White House Computer Hacking: Wouldn't Have Happened on 'My Server' -



‘Impartial’ DNC finance chief helps Hillary Clinton, fundrasing assistance flouts presidential primary neutrality rules - POLITICO

Hillary Clinton 2016: Secret effort to sell her to rich liberals, Campaign targets unenthusiastic donors on the party’s left - POLITICO

Text of the Secret Memo Showing Clinton Campaign Worried About Donor Unease - POLITICO

Campaign Reporters Told There Will Be ‘NO Opportunities To Interview Hillary Clinton’ - The Daily Caller

Fresh Off Clinton Foundation Africa Trip, Jay Jacobs Holds Hillary Clinton Fundraiser - Washington Free Beacon

Hillary Clinton's "Grassroots Campaign" Sets $1,000 Minimum for a "Conversation" - The Intercept

Hillary Clinton's rally in N.Y. forces out children's event, jeopardizes blood drive - Washington Times

Hillary allows men at 'women-only' event amid weak turnout - New York Post


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Here come the terrorists!: Help! The USA PATRIOT ACT has expired!

By Dave Lindorff


Omigod! We're all gonna die!

Three provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act were allowed to expire on June 1 thanks to a Senate disagreement over how to "fix" them (and thanks to Sen. Rand Paul's outspoken opposition to renewal), and now we’re vulnerable to terrorism!

That at least is what President Obama and other fear mongers in Washington are saying.

Focus: USA Freedom Act - June 2, 2015

Pro-NSA senators aim to weaken USA Freedom Act's privacy protections (texts of the amendements) -

The Senate’s proposed changes to the surveillance reform bill are running into resistance in the House - POLITICO

Goodlatte, Conyers, Sensenbrenner, Nadler: Senate Must Pass USA Freedom Act without Amendment - Judiciary Committee

Rand Paul Won’t Get Amendments on NSA Reform Bill—But Mitch McConnell Will -

Paul wants eight amendments to spy law legislation -

Key Senate Republican to oppose NSA amendments - TheHill

Fears NSA will seek to undermine surveillance reform - The Guardian

POLL: A plurality of 42 percent believe NSA provisions to collect metadata should be extended with some modifications - POLITICO

White House urges Senate to approve NSA reform bill - TheHill

VIDEO: Obama Weekly Address on the USA Freedom Act - YouTube

VIDEO: Why Bernie Sanders will vote against the USA Freedom Act - Yahoo Yahoo Eurosport UK

Senators Should Oppose Senator McConnell’s Amendments and Pass a Clean Version of the USA FREEDOM Act -

A guide through Senate amendments to the USA FREEDOM Act - R Street Institute

Oppose Amendments to Weaken & Delay USA Freedom Act - Center for Democracy & Technology

ACLU: NSA reform bill doesn't go far enough -

NSA Reform Vote a Win for Tech & Internet Companies - DC Inno

ITI Calls on senators to pass the USA Freedom Act’s surveillance reforms and eschew any harmful amendments - Information Technology Industry Council

Letter of privacy and advocacy groups supporting the USA Freedom Act: it is not as protective of civil liberties as we would prefer, but significantly improve the status quo -

ALA draws line in sand on USA FREEDOM amendments - District Dispatch

USA Freedom 3.0 - Steps Forward and Missed Opportunities - FreedomWorks

Text of The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048) -

Don’t Worry, the Government Still Has Plenty of Surveillance Power Without Section 215 - Electronic Frontier Foundation

Forget the Patriot Act – Here Are the Privacy Violations You Should Be Worried About - Foreign Policy

Information sharing is taking back seat to NSA reform -

Surveillance reform could tee up cyber bill - TheHill

Charges against Edward Snowden stand, despite telephone surveillance ban - The Guardian


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Appeals Court Rules Keystone XL South Approval Was Legal, Lifting Cloud Over TransCanada

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog

In a 3-0 vote, the U.S. Appeals Court for the Tenth Circuit has ruled that the southern leg of TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline was permitted in a lawful manner by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 

Keystone XL South was approved via a controversial Army Corps Nationwide Permit 12 and an accompanying March 2012 Executive Order from President Barack Obama. The pipeline, open for business since January 2014, will now carry tar sands crude from Cushing, Oklahoma to Port Arthur, Texas without the cloud of the legal challenge hanging over its head since 2012.

Focus: Hillary Clinton - May 30, 2015

An award for Bill Clinton came with $500,000 for his foundation, at a fundraising gala thrown by the charity Happy Hearts Fund -

VIDEO: Address of President Clinton at the Happy Hearts Fund Gala - Vimeo

Clinton Foundation's $500,000 Bill to Small Charity for Big Donation -

Letter of the model inviting Bill Clinton to Happy Hearts Fund gala -

ARCHIVE: Haitians protest Happy Hearts award to Clinton: "where is the money for whose pockets?" - Haiti Liberte

ARCHIVE: Haitian call attention to Martelly’s corruption and Clinton’s responsibility for bungled international relief effort - Haiti Liberte

ARCHIVE: NY Happy Hearts award gala mocks Haitian misery - Socialist Action

PHOTOS ARCHIVE: Models allure at the Happy Hearts Fund gala - The FMD

ARCHIVE: Petra Nemcova oozes glamour in sheer ruby red dress at Happy Hearts Gala with a diamond encrusted necklace and bracelet - Daily Mail

Clinton Foundation donors included FIFA, Qatar host committee - The Washington Post

Clinton Foundation, FIFA, & Qatar’s Hosting of the 2022 World Cup, Qatar’s track record on labor rights has long been known to be staggeringly horrendous - Nonprofit Quarterly

State Department spending followed foreign Clinton Foundation donors -

Clinton Foundation hit with racketeering lawsuit, including a legal request to have the judge seize Hillary's private server -

Judge sets trial for racketeering claims against Clintons, 2-week period set aside in Florida courtroom starting Jan. 25 - WND

Text of the racketeering lawsuit filed by Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch against Hillary Clinton -

Legal Expert On Whether Donations to Clinton Foundation Are Bribes: If It 'Quacks Like a Duck, Chances Are It Is a Duck' - Breitbart

Teflon Tony Rodham, the Clintons’ Shady Id - National Review Online

In a Letter to the Donors Bill Clinton Comes Out in Force to Defend His Foundation - TIME

Text of Bill Clinton’s Letter to the Foundation Donors - The Weekly Standard



John Kerry sued over Clinton emails; 'coverup' alleged - Washington Times

Judicial Watch Files Lawsuit against Secretary of State John Kerry to Force Action on Clinton Emails - Judicial Watch

Judge rejects State Dept. plan for Hillary Clinton emails, sets timetable for release - Washington Times

Emails show Clinton’s interest in arming Libyan rebels despite prohibitions - Fox News

Hillary’s War: Remembering Libya Military Venture - The Daily Caller

Hillary emails challenge her Benghazi alibi, she was briefed on diplomatic mission and used her server to correspond location of Stevens - WND

Clinton Foundation paid Sidney Blumenthal $10,000 per month while he advised secretary of state Hillary on Libya - POLITICO

VIDEO: State Dept: Revelation Clinton Foundation Paid Blumenthal as He Advised Hillary Not a Problem - Washington Free Beacon

VIDEO: Schweizer: If Blumenthal's Clinton Work Isn't A Conflict of Interest, I Don't Know What Is - Breitbart

Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO chief, warns Hillary Clinton on trade deal, says she may not get endorsement - Washington Times

VIDEO: AFL-CIO's Trumka: Hillary Clinton Must Take Position on Trade, Possible We Won't Endorse in 2016 - YouTube

Bernie Sanders Attacks Hillary Clinton Directly on Trade Deal -

Warren undecided on who she'll back in 2016 race - Boston Herald

POLL: Few People Trust Hillary Clinton - Washington Free Beacon

As senator, Hillary Clinton sought an average of $226 billion in annual spending and backed so few cuts that her spend-to-cut ratio was $892-$1: Taxpayers Union  - Washington Examiner

Stephanie Hannon: Hillary Clinton's Chief Technology Officer - Fortune

Hillary Clinton Pantsuits Cost $1400 - Fortune


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Memorial Day 2015: Antiwar Veterans Join the Conversation at the Vietnam Wall

By John Grant

Anthropologists have found that in traditional societies, memory becomes attached to places.

T.M. Luhrmann, New York Times Op-ed May 25, 2015

Focus: Hillary Clinton - May 27, 2015

Clinton Foundation Donors Got Weapons Deals Worth Billions From Hillary's State Dept, Among Them Saudi Arabia And Boeing - ibtimes

Bill Clinton used personal 'LLC' as 'pass-through' for payments, sources say - Fox News

Why Aren't Those $26.4M Speech Fees Taxable To Bill and Hillary Clinton? - Forbes

Public university paid Clinton Foundation $500,000 to host event -

2 probes of Clinton Foundation fraud intersect, Peter Schweizer and Wall Street analyst call for feds to investigate -

'Clinton Cash' by Peter Schweizer: #3 NYT Bestseller in Week 2 - Breitbart

Investors Should Protest Funds to Clinton Foundation - Yahoo Finance

The hidden financial cost of Hillary Clinton's presidential run, about half of their fortune is held in a single savings account while the other $25 million is held in a low-cost index fund - The Motley Fund

What Hillary said in her lucrative speeches remains a mystery, Although most were given to massive audiences almost none are available in their entirety online - POLITICO

Clinton Foundation Donors Continue Fundraising for Hillary Campaign - Washington Free Beacon

Critics: Clinton Ex-Im Bank Advocacy Embodies Cronyism Allegations - Washington Free Beacon

Clinton supports Exp-Imp Bank subsidies for firms that gave to Foundation, Boeing received about 40 percent of all Ex-Im financing while GE took second place with about 7 percent - The Daily Caller

Boeing helps Export-Import Bank fight for survival, critics have referred to the U.S. Export-Import Bank as “Boeing’s Bank” - WSJ

Export-Import Bank of corporate welfare, list of the major corporations that have used it to fund their exports to foreign markets - The Concerned American- 

Export-Import Bank boosted by deal that got Trade Promotion Authority through Senate - The Business Journals

ARCHIVE: Clinton Foundation Donor Boeing Won’t Turn Over Hillary Emails - Washington Free Beacon

‘Impeach Hillary’ petition: ‘Unfit, beyond vindication’ -


Judicial Watch: State Department Almost Immediately Labeled Benghazi Attack as “Terrorism Event” - Judicial Watch

Ambassador Stevens involved in State Dept effort to collect anti-aircraft missiles from the Libyan rebels who did not want to give them up - wnd

2 Libya emails Blumenthal sent Hillary are missing, questions over whether other emails are unaccounted for - The Daily Caller

Rand Paul takes Hillary Clinton to task on Libya in his new book 'Taking a Stand’ - Vox

Fact vs Fiction on Benghazi: Rand Paul’s 'Taking a Stand' - Correct The Record

VIDEO: Hillary Clinton’s Libya blowback, why the former Secretary of State’s role in unseating dictator Moammar Gadhafi is now a political liability - WSJ

Sachs: Hillary 'Has To Answer' For 'Libya Mess' (VIDEO) - Breitbart

RNC Chairman Priebus demands that NBC and CNN pull the plug on airing upcoming documentary and miniseries on Hillary Clinton — or risk losing presidential debate sponsorships - The NewsTalkers

Carly Fiorina vows to hold Hillary Clinton 'accountable' - Boston Herald

GOP Zeroes In On Clinton Aide Huma Abedin Over Email Controversy - News India Times

Meet the most influential women on Hillary Clinton's 2016 team - Fortune

Where the media loves Hillary, Republicans worry that women’s magazines with their millions of readers are in the tank for Clinton - POLITICO

You can now buy a Hillary Clinton pantsuit t-shirt -- and more at her online store - MSNBC


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Focus: Hillary Clinton - May 23, 2015

First round of Hillary Clinton State Department emails released - FOX

Department of State on Benghazi attack: "emails we release today do not change the essential facts or our understanding of the events” - twitter

Text of the 296 Clinton emails released Friday by the State Department -

VIDEO: State Department Answers Questions About Clinton Emails - YouTube

Gowdy: 300 emails released by the State Department selected by Clinton's lawyers, Hillary should turn over her entire server - Washington Examiner

State paper copies of Hillary's emails missing info in digital originals: IP addresses, originating servers and attachments - newsbusters

Internal emails show Clinton got detailed intel on 'planned' Benghazi hit, the attackers were with the Islamist militia Ansar al-Sharia - Fox News

AP: Hillary Clinton Received Now-Classified Benghazi Info on Private Email Server, Documents Show - Fox Nation

Report: Hillary's Private Emails Contained 'Sensitive' Info, Including Whereabouts of Chris Stevens - Breitbart

Hillary Clinton, White House dismiss finding of classified info in Clinton's emails -

Hillary Knew Of Threat Against U.S. Officials In Benghazi One Year Before Attacks - The Daily Caller

Rand Paul was right: Rifles, RPGs and missiles flowed from Benghazi to ISIS ports -

Did Sid Blumenthal Violate Foreign-Lobbying Law? - National Review Online

Archives officials worried about Clinton’s records when she left State Department - TheHill


Clinton Foundation reveals up to $26 million in additional undisclosed payments for speeches by Bill, Hillary and Chelsea - The Washington Post

Clintons made millions speaking to New York big firms, colleges -

Here's where Hillary gave controversial speeches, students spoke out against wasteful spending while colleges dealt with tight budgets - NPR

Clinton Foundation Rakes in Fees from Big Banks for Speeches - American Banker

Large International Corporations Find Multiple Avenues To Fill Hillary Clinton’s Pockets, Influence Government - Washington Free Beacon

New Disclosures Reveal Bill Clinton Ca$hed $500K to $1 Million from Qatari Govt for 2 Speeches - Breitbart

Brunei gave a big contribution to the Clinton Foundation in 2002 and Hillary accepted $58,000 worth of jewelry from the Sultan while she was with the State Department - Washington Free Beacon

Archives show Hillary Clinton OK'd tax breaks for nonprofits at the same time that the Clinton Foundation was soliciting donations for her husband's presidential library - AP

AP's Own Report Undermines Claims Of "Ethics Concerns" Around Nonprofit Tax Exemptions Advocated by Hillary Clinton - Media Matters for America


Hillary Clinton-friendly super PAC struggles to raise money: Report - CBS News

Hillary Clinton Campaign sets $2 billion fundraising goal, straining under the gargantuan task of raising huge sums - POLITICO

Pro-Clinton Super PAC Wasted Millions on Democratic Operatives - The Daily Beast

At K Street’s No. 1 lobby shop, ties to Clinton run deep - TheHill

Clintons, Morgan Stanley connection: campaign contributions, former members of Bill's administration, donations to foundation - OpenSecrets

Clinton fundraiser highlights donor disclosure discrepancies, Clinton Foundation dramatically undercounts contributions from a Clinton campaign donor’s group - Washington Free Beacon

Hillary Clinton's devotion to Monsanto's GMOs scares away Democrat voters -

VIDEO: Monsanto connections motivate Iowans to drop support for Hillary Clinton - YouTube

Clinton attacks Republicans over Ex-Im Bank, says it would be wrong to dismantle the bank because it helps U.S. businesses sell goods in a fiercely competitive global market - Reuters

GOP chairman: Hillary a 'natural cheerleader' for Export-Import Bank, beneficiaries of the bank happen to be donors to the Clinton Foundation as well as underwriters of the speaking fees - TheHill

Koch brothers blast Hillary Clinton’s support for the Export-Import Bank - POLITICO

Rappers endorse Hillary Clinton -

POLL : Pew: Clinton’s favorable ratings nationwide have declined 9 points since last August - Washington Times

POLL: Hillary Clinton Favorability Timeline - Pew Research

POLL : Field: California Democrats continue to support Hillary Clinton overwhelmingly for president, but she has slipped in recent months - San Jose Mercury News

POLL: The percentage of likely California Democratic primary voters favoring Clinton candidacy has declined six points since February - Field Research

POLL: Clinton leads the entire Republican field in Washinton state by margins smaller than what Barack Obama won by in 2008 and 2012 - Public Policy Polling

POLL: Most Voters Don't Trust Media To Report Politics Fairly; Many Want Stephanopoulos Barred From Election Coverage - Rasmussen Poll


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Focus: Hillary Clinton - May 21, 2015

Federal court rejects State Dept plan to release Hillary Clinton's emails in January, orders it to come up with a plan to do it in batches - DailyMail

State Department will comply with court order on Hillary Clinton emails -

The bizarrely slow process of releasing Hillary Clinton’s e-mails, explained - The Washington Post

Hillary Clinton’s State Department staff kept tight rein on records, Aides sometimes blocked release of documents requested under law - WSJ

Hillary Clinton's Staff at State Handled FOIA Requests, Not Experts: WSJ -

VIDEO: State Dept Won't Comment on Report Cheryl Mills Interfered with Hillary Clinton FOIA Requests - YouTube

GOP taking Benghazi fight to House floor - TheHill

Republicans threaten State Department’s funding in Benghazi fight - TheHill

Further Proof Hillary Clinton Must Turn Over Her Private Server: Speaker Boehner -

Exclusive: House Benghazi panel subpoenas former Clinton White House aide Blumenthal - Reuters

Democrats criticize Blumenthal subpoena -

Clinton stands by Blumenthal -

Who Is Clinton Confidant Sidney Blumenthal? - NPR

Benghazi panel member: Clinton aide Abedin could be deposed soon - TheHill

Republicans assail Clinton Foundation's tax exemption - TheHill

Text of the Republican letter asking for review of Foundation’s tax-exempt status -

VIDEO: Rep Blackburn Calls For IRS To Look At Clinton FDN Tax Exempt Status Trey Gowdy - YouTube

Clinton AIDS charity was shut down in Massachusetts -

Here are all the six-figure speaking fees that Hillary Clinton received after leaving the State Dept. - Business Insider


Hillary Clinton Breaks Her Silence After 28 Days of Avoiding the Press - ABC News

Hillary Clinton 2016: Her Iraq vote was a mistake, she says - POLITICO

Elizabeth Warren: I'd like to see Hillary Clinton be 'clearer' on trade deal - Washington Times

POLL: Should Hillary Clinton worry about her latest drop in the polls? (VIDEO) -

POLL: Clinton is viewed less favorably among younger Democratic voters - Fusion

New Hampshire Democrats Are Not Happy with Hillary Clinton - VICE

Iowa Democrats Can't Name Clinton State Dept Accomplishment [VIDEO] - The Daily Caller

Hillary Clinton fought against designating Boko Haram as a terrorist group - Washington Free Beacon

Clinton loyalists gain power at super-PAC - TheHill

Money Woes for Clinton Super PAC - WSJ

Hillary Clinton-backing super PAC hit with FEC complaint, charges of illegal in-kind contributions - Washington Times

Reclusive Chicago Multimillionaire Eychaner Throwing Fundraiser for Hillary Clinton Tonight - Bloomberg Politics

Fundraiser by Eychaner puts spotlight on Clinton Foundation finances - POLITICO

Hillary Clinton Taps DREAMer Lorella Praeli As Latino Outreach Director - NBC

Hillary Clinton Porn Parody Heats Up Presidential Election -


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Focus: Hillary Clinton - May 19, 2015

Defense memo to Hillary Clinton within hours of the Sept. 11 Benghazi attack said it was planned at least 10 days in advance - The Daily Caller

Statement: Defense Documents Reveal Obama Administration Knew that Qaeda Had Planned Benghazi Attack 10 Days in Advance - Judicial Watch

Text of the Defense memo to Clinton saying the Benghazi attack was planned at least 10 days in advance - Judicial Watch

Post-Benghazi Memo to Hillary Blamed Muslim Brotherhood and Qaeda Linked Militia -

Military intel memos in 2012 detailed arms shipments from Benghazi to Syria rebels, predicted rise of ISIS  - Fox News

VIDEO: US Intel knew about weapons going from Benghazi to Syria rebels - Fox News

Text of the Defense memo detailing arms shipments from Benghazi to Syria - Judicial Watch

Text of the Defense memo reporting on the growing threat posed in Syria and Iraq by what is now known as the Islamic State - Judicial Watch

YouTube and Google win lawsuit in free speech battle over anti-Muslim film that sparked violence in the Middle East and death threats to actors - The Guardian

ARCHIVE: Gregory Hicks: I briefed Hillary on Benghazi that night, attackers were clearly al Sharia terrorists not protestors, Clinton continued to blame anti-Muslim video - Twitchy

VIDEO ARCHIVE: Gregory Hicks: Islamist group February 17 Martrys Brigade in charge of security of the Benghazi US compounds was complicit in the attack by Ansar al-Shariah - YouTube

ARCHIVE: Gregory Hicks Connects Outsourcing of Security to Muslim Terrorists in Benghazi to Company that had Congressman's Wife as Vice Chairman on its Board of Directors - Walid Shoebat

ARCHIVE VIDEO: State Dept Whistle Blower Claim Obama Admin Threats Over Benghazi - YouTube

ARCHIVE: The “Benghazi Brief”, summary of events surrounding the two years leading up to the Benghazi Libya attack on 9/11/12 - theconservativetreehouse

Paul: Benghazi should ‘forever preclude’ Hillary from presidency - TheHill

Rand Paul: Hillary Clinton will have to answer for Libya invasion - Washington Times

Rand Paul in His Forthcoming Book: Iraq War Architects Shouldn't Get To Keep Going On Sunday Shows - BuzzFeed News

Hillary Clinton supported Iraq War -- before she opposed it - Washington Times

Blog: Hillary Clinton was pretty sure Hussein had WMDs -

POLL: Voters Care About Candidate's View on Iraq -


Groups backing trade promotion authority paid Hillary Clinton $2.5M in speaking fees - CBS News

VIDEO: Groups backing trade promotion authority paid Hillary Clinton $2.5M in speaking fees - CBS News

Bernie Sanders criticizes Hillary Clinton for remaining silent on a major trade deal - Washington Times

Hillary Clinton's GMO support and Monsanto ties spark backlash in Iowa, agribusiness has been a big donor to her Foundation - Washington Times

Hillary Clinton was paid millions by tech industry for speeches months before launching a White House bid - The Washington Post

Bill and Hillary Clinton made roughly $25 million in speeches since 2014 - POLITICO

Hillary Clinton healthcare speech earnings - MedCity News

Clinton Family Continues Raking In Personal Cash From Firms That Lobbied Hillary Clinton’s State Department -

Hillary Clinton personally took money from companies that sought to influence her, speaking fees not going to charity - Vox

Clinton Foundation donors include dozens of media organizations, individuals -

The Conservative Media Figures Who Donated To The Clinton Foundation - Media Matters for America

Did Stephanopoulos go wrong? Of course he did. He failed to mention that he himself had given $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation -

Stephanopoulos, ABC have not fully disclosed Clinton ties: Schweizer -

Unions Pour Millions into Clinton Foundation - Washington Free Beacon

Jeb Bush-Owned Education Company Paid Hillary $225K for Speech - Mediaite

‘Hillary Clinton Sold Her Soul When They Accepted That Money’, The king of Morocco, the Clintons and a problem that just won’t go away - POLITICO Magazine

How did $17 million disappear from Clinton Foundation? -

Hillary Clinton's brothers Tony and Hugh Rodham could be a problem for her presidential campaign - Business Insider

Numerous Errors In Clinton Cash Have Been Removed On Kindle - Media Matters for America

State Department won't release Hillary Clinton's emails until January 2016 - POLITICO

Hillary Clinton’s consigliere Cheryl Mills covers up her email scandals - New York Post

This NY Post Op-Ed Attacking Clinton Aide Cheryl D. Mills Is Riddled With Inaccuracies - Media Matters for America

The Mystery Of Hillary's Second Email Address - The Daily Caller

Ex-CIA Deputy Director: Foreign Nations Have Clinton's Emails -

Clinton's super PAC fundraising irks progressives -

Hillary Clinton backers defend link to super PAC - POLITICO

Clinton, Supporters Find Creative Spending Model Amid Super PAC Madness -

Celebrities Who Have Already Endorsed Hillary Clinton for President (PHOTOS) -

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The US needs the Iceland option: If ‘Too-Big-to-Fail’’ Means Too-Big-To-Jail’ It Should Mean ‘Too-Big-to-Be’

By Dave Lindorff


            In a couple of days, the so-called US Justice Department will be announcing an “agreement” reached with five large banks, including two of the largest in the US -- JP Morgan Chase and Citigroup, the holding companies for Chase and Citibank -- under which these banks or bank holding companies will plead guilty to felonies involving the manipulation of international currency markets.

Focus: Hillary Clinton - May 14, 2015

Federal judge gives State Department until September to hand over Clinton documents to Citizens United (VIDEO) - Daily Mail

Hillary Clinton email case reopened by federal judge following joint request by the State Department and Judicial Watch - Washington Times

State Department blames FOIA backlog on Hillary Clinton -

Judicial Watch Statment: Federal Court Reopens State Dept FOIA Lawsuit - Judicial Watch

VIDEO: Judicial Watch’s Tom Fitton on The Dana Show: Reopened FOIA Lawsuit About Clinton Emails - YouTube

Government grants to the Clinton Foundation during Hillary's tenure as secretary of state have still not been publicly disclosed - Reuters

State Dept OK'd Bill Clinton speech requests within days in a short email: 'We have no objection’, that earned him nearly $50 million - Newsday

Clinton facing new ethics questions on role in Boeing deal, after landing a $3.7 billion deal company donated $900,000 to Clinton Foundation and $250,000 for Bill Clinton’s speech - Fox News

VIDEO: New ethical questions about Clinton's role in Boeing deal - Fox News

Clinton's Chevron ties, oil company that stood to lose billions in an environmental lawsuit funneled donations to the Clinton Foundation while it lobbied the State Department - Washington Examiner

Devastating Timeline Reveals the Transfer of Half of U.S. Uranium Output to Russia as Hillary Clinton's Foundation Bags $145 Million - Breitbart

Report: Top H-1B Outsourcing Firm Paid Bill Clinton $260K for Speech During Hillary's Tenure at State Dept - Breitbart

Why Is an Israeli-American Billionaire Pouring Millions into the Clinton Foundation? - National Review Online

Foreign donors pledge new support for Clinton Foundation efforts during a conference in Morocco -

While Hillary Clinton Refuses to Answer Questions About the Clinton Foundation’s Foreign Donors, Bill Clinton Hobnobs with Saudi Royalty in Morocco - Washington Free Beacon

WSJ: Clinton Foundation’s explanation for why it was divided into three, legally separate tax-exempt organizations is “misleading and false” -


Rep. Blackburn to IRS: Investigate Clinton Foundation Tax Status - Breitbart

Wall Street analyst: ‘Shut down Clinton Foundation’ -

The Clintons vs. a Charity Watchdog, they wanted Charity Navigator to remove the foundation from a watch list — NYMag

VIDEO: Clintons Tried to 'Strong-Arm' Charity Watchdog After Poor Review of Foundation - CBS

If Clinton is elected, family foundation could face changes - The Washington Post


Clinton Foundation Donors Fill Hillary’s Campaign Coffers - Washington Free Beacon

From Listening Tour to Fundraising Frenzy: Manhattan Moguls Embrace Hillary Clinton - Bloomberg Politics

Correct The Record registering with the Federal Election Commission as a stand-alone Hillary Clinton super PAC - POLITICO

Is New Hillary Clinton Super-PAC Pushing Legal Boundaries? - Bloomberg Politics

Hillary Clinton will not be at Benghazi Committee next week: official - NY Daily News

Trey Gowdy vs. Hillary Clinton with no end in sight - POLITICO

Benghazi Committee Releases Interim Report -

REPORT: Interim Progress Update The Select Committee on the Events Surrounding the 2012 Terrorist Attacks in Benghazi -Chairman Trey Gowdy

Hillary Clinton Hasn't Answered a Press Question in 21 Days (And Her Opponents Are Taking Notice) - ABC News

RNC Launches #AskHillary Petition Challenging Clinton's Media Silence - Breitbart

Here’s a clock that counts the minutes since Hillary Clinton answered a press question - The Washington Post

Rand Paul returns to trolling Hillary with fake to-do list -

POLL: More than Half of Americans Wouldn’t Consider Voting for Hillary Clinton - Washington Free Beacon

POLL: Some 44 percent of voters think Clinton is less ethical than the typical politician - Fox News

Clinton’s claim that illegal immigrants pay more in taxes than some corporations - The Washington Post

Hillary slams 20-week abortion ban - TheHill

Federal lawsuit filed against Ohio's voting system by Hillary Clinton’s top campaign lawyer and others - The Columbus Dispatch

Inside the Univision-Clinton network, The ties between the Clintons and the Spanish language television network run deep - POLITICO

How Bill Clinton’s Library Promotes Hillary Too - TIME

Bill Clinton tells Letterman he would live in White House — if Hillary asked him to (VIDEO) - The Washington Post

VIDEO (Full Interview): Bill Clinton on David Letterman Late Show - YouTube


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Focus: Trans-Pacific Partnership - May 12, 2015

Liberal senators imperil “fast-track” trade bill - TheHill

In letter fourteen Senate Democrats urge stronger labor standards before a sweeping Asia-Pacific deal takes effect - TheHill

Text of the Letter by Fourteen Senate Democrats Calling for Strong Labor Standards in Trans-Pacific Partnership - Sherrod Brown

Elizabeth Warren fires back at Obama: Interview with the senator - The Washington Post

Elizabeth Warren and Rosa DeLauro Op-Ed: Who is writing the TPP? - The Boston Globe

VIDEO: President Obama Dismisses Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s ‘Investor-State Dispute Settlement’ Warning -

White House escalates Warren feud - TheHill

VIDEO: White House: False criticism that members of Congress aren’t aware of what’s being negotiated in trade deal - YouTube

Extreme secrecy eroding support for Obama's trade pact - POLITICO

Schumer Vows To Oppose A Trade Deal That Doesn’t Adequately Protect American Workers & Industry From Unjust Trade Practices Of Some Countries - Chuck Schumer

Rand Paul opposes granting Obama fast-track trade authority - WMUR Home

Despite Pressure From White House, Leahy And Sanders Will Vote No On Trans-Pacific Trade Deal - Vermont Public Radio

Sandy Levin’s Open Letter to Progressives: TPP Is Not Yet 'The Most Progressive Trade Agreement in History' -

VIDEO: Levin on C-SPAN: TPA In Trouble Because TPP On Wrong Track - Committee on Ways and Means


Fight Over China Currency Policies Threatens Vote on Trade Bill -

White House: Adding currency measure to trade deals might harm Fed - MarketWatch

The strong dollar is hurting U.S. manufacturing. There’s a lesson in there for the TPP. - The Washington Post

POLL: Americans Want Trade Deals to Address Currency - Alliance for American Manufacturing

US trade deficit jumps to 6-year high of $51.4 billion, Exports have been hurt by an increase in the value of the dollar - AP

Trade Deficit With Korea Balloons 104 Percent as Exports Fall and Imports Surge Under Korea Pact Used as TPP Template -Public Citizen

Trade-Related Job Loss by State - Public Citizen

Leo W. Gerard, International President, United Steelworkers: Trade Abuse -

Steelworkers rally at Congressman's office; want more trade deal debate - St. Louis Public Radio

A major AIDS research groups says the TPP will make it harder to fight AIDS - Vox

REPORT: Trans-Pacific Partnership: Curbing Access to Medicines Now and in the Future -

Why Doctors Without Borders Is Lobbying Against Obama’s Trade Deal -

AIPAC-backed amendments add to trade bill turmoil - POLITICO

Senate Fast Track Vote Tuesday -- Where Is Clinton? -

Fiorina comes out against Pacific trade deal: ‘I am very uncomfortable with this deal’ - Morrow County Sentinel

Donald Trump: Don't Give Obama Fast-Track Trade Authority -

Jesse Jackson: Don't believe Obama on trade deal - Chicago

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Dimock, PA Lawsuit Trial-Bound as Study Links Fracking to Water Contamination in Neighboring County

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog

A recent peer-reviewed study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has confirmed what many fracking critics have argued for years: hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas can contaminate groundwater. 

Child Soldier released from jail by Canadian court: US Still Seeks Jail for ‘Fighter’ Captured at 15 in Afghanistan

By Dave Lindorff


            The good news is that an appellate judge in Canada has had the courage and good sense to uphold the release from jail on bail of Omar Khadr, a native of Canada who was captured as a child soldier at the age of 15 in Afghanistan by US forces back in 2002 and shipped off to Guantanamo, where he became one of the children held in captivity.

Focus: Hillary Clinton - May 9, 2015

State Department Says No Review of Undisclosed Clinton Foundation Donations - Bloomberg Politics

VIDEO: At the briefing press question why the State Department chooses to "close their eyes" to the Clinton Foundation - C-SPAN

Hillary Clinton’s State Department office had a voice in ethics review of Bill’s speeches - POLITICO

Bill Clinton put the blame for foundation’s foreign donor scandal on the accountant who filed its taxes - Washington Free Beacon

VIDEO: Bill Clinton: Hillary 'Didn't Know About a Lot of' Foundation Donations - Breitbart

Clinton 'fact-check' under fire: controversial uranium deal for a major Clinton Foundation donor -

The Billionaire Giustra Whose Clinton Foundation Ties Could Be Trouble for Hillary Clinton - Bloomberg Politics

Travels with Bill and Frank: A look at the Clinton-Giustra friendship - The Washington Post

Furious B.C. magnate Giustra says he’s caught up in ‘vicious’ smear campaign against Clinton charities - National Post

Statement From Frank Giustra, Founder And Chairman Of The Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership - TheStreet

A review of Canadian court documents reveals that Clintons’ Canadian mining Pal Giustra has been accused of double-dealing  before - The Daily Caller

Alleged Clinton and Giustra Influence Peddling in Colombia Examined by Univision -

Under pressure, Clinton Foundation’s Canadian arm reveals 21 donors - SanLuisObispo

Sant Chatwal Denies Allegations over Donations to Clinton Foundation -

What dealings did Indian American entrepreneurs Sant Singh Chatwal, Vinod Gupta have with the Clinton Foundation? - The American Bazaar

Clinton Cash Author Peter Schweizer falsely claiming that Hillary Clinton changed positions on an India nuclear deal - PolitiFact


Did Clinton Foundation Donor Get Hillary to Delay Boko Haram Terror Designation? - Judicial Watch

Elizabeth Warren Targets Clinton Foundation Donors - Washington Free Beacon

Revealed: Four Clinton Foundation Trustees Charged or Convicted of Financial Crimes -

Clinton Foundation Employee Who Worked for the Muslim Brotherhood Gets Life in Prison in Egypt - Wounded American Warrior

Clinton Cash's Schweizer Pushes Stat "Incredibly Misleading”: Clinton Foundation Keeps 90 Percent Of Foundation Money "For Themselves" - Media Matters for America

How the Clinton Foundation did, and did not, meet its White House agreement on donations: A PolitiFact scorecard - PolitiFact

VIDEO: Earth Institute Director and Economist Jeffrey Sachs: People in Charity Work Unhappy With Clinton's Schmoozing For Years - Breitbart


Benghazi panel releases interim report, accuses administration of dragging feet - TheHill

Cummings Statement on One-Year Anniversary of Benghazi Committee: “What Have We Accomplished?” - Committee on Benghazi

Partisan rancor marks Benghazi panel's first year of work - USA Today

Democrats suspect Benghazi panel delaying Clinton appearance - Reuters

Judicial Watch Files 7 FOIA Lawsuits for the Release of Clinton Emails -

Hillary Clinton's aide Huma Abedin's emails now face disclosure lawsuit - Washington Times

Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton's Islamic connection - Washington Times

Obama to Pardon Hillary Clinton for Benghazi, Emailgate, Sources Say - National Report


Hillary Clinton Embraces a ‘Super PAC,’ Trying to Erode a Republican Edge -

Hillary Clinton Isn't Ready to Disclose Who's Funding Her Campaign - Mother Jones

POLL: Hillary is the favorite among millionaire voters: Survey -

Hillary Clinton Fundraiser Draws Strong Hollywood Crowd And $3 million - Deadline

Latino Activists in LA Press Clinton To Oppose Major Pacific Trade Pact - Al Jazeera America

VIDEO: Hillary Clinton greeted by protesters at LA fundraiser opposing influence of money in politics and the Pacific trade deal - YouTube

VIDEO: Hillary Comes to LA to Fundraiser and Finds Some Very Unflattering Welcome Posters Waiting for Her -

Bill Clinton says Hillary right to step away from his criminal justice legacy - POLITICO

Hillary Clinton endorses NSA reform bill - MSNBC

Liberal ears perk up as Hillary Clinton aide floats debt-free college - POLITICO

Senate Fast Track Vote Tuesday – Where Is Clinton? -

An Inside Look at the Hillary Clinton Inner Circle - Bloomberg Politics

Why Hillary Clinton’s Democratic Opponents Only Throw Softballs - TIME

Yoko Ono: “I Had an Affair with Hillary Clinton in the ’70s” - World News Daily Report


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Focus: Hillary Clinton - May 6, 2015

Hillary Clinton's Campaign Declares War Against 'Clinton Cash', with new website and a 42-page report -

VIDEO: New Clinton-Backed Web Site Called 'The Briefing': Fact-Checking "Clinton Cash" - YouTube

VIDEO: Media Matters' David Brock Calls "Clinton Cash" Allegations A Classic Smear Based On A 100 Percent Innuendo - MSNBC

Pro-Clinton group called Correct the Record: “Clinton Cash” Debunked - Correct The Record

Bill Clinton defends foundation dismissing the suggestion that  foreign donations influenced American policy -

VIDEO: Bill Clinton Defends Clinton Foundation's Foreign Money - NBC Nightly News

State Department Says No Evidence Donations Influenced Hillary Clinton - Bloomberg Politics

The Clintons, a luxury jet and their $100 million donor from Canada - The Washington Post

The Clintons Pressured Kazakhs To OK Uranium Deal - The Daily Caller

Clinton helped companies that donated to foundation profit off Africa -

Boeing gave to Clinton causes after Hillary steered its Russian contract -

Billionaire Tied to Russian Mob to Hold Fundraiser for Hillary Clinton - Washington Free Beacon

Hillary Clinton's final trip as secretary of state highlighted conflicts -

Bill Clinton Amassed $104.9 Million From 542 Speeches -

The Clintons Incurred Up To $7.4 Million In Capital Gains - The Daily Caller

The Clinton Foundation isn’t a “charity” in any normal sense of the word - Hot Air

New Judicial Watch Lawsuit over Clinton Cover-Up - Breitbart

VIDEO: Fact-Checking Hillary Clinton's Fact-Check Video - Bloomberg

Clinton Cash author: I like Marco Rubio (Audio interview with Peter Schweizer) - POLITICO


NBC/WSJ POLL: Hillary's unfavorable rating has increased 6% and just 25% of voters give her high marks for being honest - MSNBC

NBC/WSJ POLL: A detailed analysis of Clinton's numbers - NBC

Times/CBS News POLL: Hillary Clinton’s Appeal Survives Scrutiny, her favorability rating has improved by 9% -

POLLS: Hillary Clinton up or down? Two political surveys with opposite headlines - LA Times

IBD/TIPP POLL: Hillary Clinton Dogged By Trust Issues -

WMUR Granite State POLL: Clinton leads but some Democrats looking for alternative, One-third of likely primary voters prefer Warren or Sanders - WMUR Home

Carly Fiorina: Hillary Clinton 'clearly is not trustworthy' -

Hillary Clinton agrees to testify before Benghazi committee on attacks, personal email - Washington Times

Text of Clinton attorney David Kendall's letter to chairman of the Benghazi committee Trey Gowdy -

Watchdog blows ethics whistle on Clinton, Reid, Senate Democrat meetings -

Hillary monetizes Mother’s Day with call-from-Clinton contest - New York Post


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Focus: Hillary Clinton - May 2, 2015

VIDEO: 'Clinton Cash’ author Peter Schweize responds to criticism - MSNBC

VIDEO: 'Clinton Cash’ author Peter Schweize defends book - Fox News

Charges fly over alleged Indian money to Clintons to push nuclear deal - The Times of India

Hotelier Alleges He Paid Off Hillary Clinton to push India nuclear deal -

Indian Congress Wants Inquiry Into 'Clinton Cash' Donations Of Party Leader - Breitbart

VIDEO: White House on Clinton Foundation: No evidence to indicate that those contributions had any impact on any policy decisions - ijreview

Cash Flowed to Clinton Foundation Amid Russian Uranium Deal -

Canadian Charity's Revenue Dropped Substantially the Year Hillary Clinton Resigned as Secretary of State - Breitbart

Uranium Company's Lobbyist Podesta Has Clinton Ties - The Daily Caller

Brother of Hillary Clinton's Top Campaign Aide Podesta Lobbied for Fracked Gas Export Terminal Co-Owned by Qatar - Steve Horn

Bill Clinton paid $2.5 million in speaking fees by firms that lobbied Hillary - ibtimes

181 Clinton Foundation donors who lobbied Hillary's State Department - Vox

Goldman Paid Bill Clinton $200,000 For Speech Before Bank Lobbied Hillary Clinton - ibtimes

Clinton cash — the GE-Algeria connection - Power Line

GE CEO: I will not release the Hillary emails during the period in which GE was donating to the Clinton Foundation - The Daily Caller

Inside Morocco’s Campaign To Influence Hillary Clinton and Other U.S. Leaders - The Intercept

Firms tied to Clintons profited in post-quake Haiti - Fox News

VIDEO (Full Report): The Tangled Clinton Web – Fox News Reporting

11 Explosive Clinton Cash Facts Mainstream Media Confirm are Accurate - Government Accountability Institute

Twenty-Plus Errors, Fabrications, And Distortions In Peter Schweizer's Clinton Cash - Media Matters for America


Canadian Partnership Shielded Identities of 1,100 Donors to Clinton Foundation -


Clinton charity never provided foreign donor data as required under White House agreement, Boston group admits to mistakes - Boston Globe

Clinton charities will refile tax returns after Reuters review found errors in how they reported donations from governments - Reuters

VIDEO: Clinton Broke Confirmation Hearing Promise To Disclose Foreign Donations - CBS

VIDEO: State Department Spokeswoman: I Don't 'Automatically Assume Problematic' Hillary Broke White House Disclosure Agreement - Breitbart

Common Cause Urges Independent Audit of Donations to Clinton Foundation - Common Cause

Watchdog: Clinton foundation got $140 million in cash and pledges in 2013 but spent just $9 million on direct aid, bulk of windfall spent on administration, travel, salaries and bonuses - New York Post

VIDEO: Report: Clinton Foundation gives only 10 percent to charity - Fox News

Clinton Foundation in tailspin, Donors are having second thoughts about big giving as accusations fly about Hillary Clinton’s role - POLITICO

Clinton Charities Raked in Millions of Taxpayer Dollars - Washington Free Beacon

Clinton Foundation distributed useless drugs to AIDS patients -


JW Sues State Dept for Clinton's iPad and iPhone Records -

Watchdog blasts State Dept., Clintons after four-year battle for documents - Fox News

State Department allowing Clinton Foundation to approve emails for release -

Trey Gowdy: I might take Hillary Clinton's word on emails if it’s under oath - Washington Times

Boehner on Hillary emails: 'These things just don't go away' -


POLL: Americans doubt Clinton's honesty after emails - AP

POLL: 63% Think Hillary Clinton May Have Helped Foreign Donors As Secretary of State - Rasmussen Reports

POLL: In Virginia Republicans gaining on Clinton - The Washington Post

POLL: Mike Huckabee, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul closest Republicans to Hillary Clinton in Iowa - Washington Times

Want to know what sets Bernie Sanders apart from Hillary Clinton? Look at their donors - Vox

Hillary Clinton a Free Trader, or Not, Depending on the Moment - Bloomberg Politics

Why Larry Flynt Is Endorsing Hillary Clinton (VIDEO) - Bloomberg Politics


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Brother of Hillary Clinton's Top Campaign Aide Lobbied for Fracked Gas Export Terminal Co-Owned by Qatar

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog

Anthony "Tony" Podesta began lobbying in late 2013 on behalf of a company co-owned by ExxonMobil and Qatar Petroleum aiming to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) to the global market. Tony is the brother of John Podesta, former top climate change adviser to President Barack Obama and current top campaign aide for Hillary Clinton's 2016 bid for president

Tony Podesta Golden Pass LNG

Brother of Hillary Clinton's Top Campaign Aide Lobbied for Fracked Gas Export Terminal Co-Owned by Qatar

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog

Anthony "Tony" Podesta began lobbying in late 2013 on behalf of a company co-owned by ExxonMobil and Qatar Petroleum aiming to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) to the global market. Tony is the brother of John Podesta, former top climate change adviser to President Barack Obama and current top campaign aide for Hillary Clinton's 2016 bid for president

Tony Podesta Golden Pass LNG

40 years after Vietnam: Celebrating the End of One War, and Witnessing the Start of a New One Here at Home

By Dave Lindorff

It was 40 years ago today that the last troops from America’s criminal war against the people of Vietnam scurried ignominiously onto a helicopter on the roof of the US Embassy in Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City) and fled the country where US forces had killed some 3-4 million people in the name of “fighting Communism.” 

Focus: Trans-Pacific Partnership - Apr 28, 2015

Obama Presses Case for Asia Trade Deal, Warns Failure Would Benefit China - WSJ

VIDEO (Full Interview): Obama: There is No Secret Free Trade Deal - WSJ

TRANSCRIPT: WSJ Interview with President Obama on TPP, China, Japan, Pope Francis, Cuba - WSJ

VIDEO: Obama Weekly Address: Fighting for Trade Deals that Put American Workers First - The White House

TRANSCRIPT: Obama Weekly Address: Fighting for Trade Deals that Put American Workers First - The White House

Is TPP trade deal a massive giveaway to major corporations? An exchange between Obama and Sherrod Brown - The Washington Post

VIDEO: Weekly Republican address: Rep. Paul Ryan pushes "fast-track" trade bill - YouTube

TRANSCRIPT: Ryan Delivers Weekly Republican Address On Fast-track Trade Bill - House Committee on Ways & Means

In US-Japan trade and security talks, China is the elephant in the room - AP

Detroit’s Big Three fear Asian trade pact -

Manufacturers' Group Knocks Japan Over Currency Manipulation -

Rep. Debbie Dingell's Op-ed: Currency provisions essential in Asian trade pact, Japanese automakers now benefit from a yen that has weakened by around 40% during the past two years -

‘Stop Currency Manipulation’ The New Battle Cry of the Democrats - The Fiscal Times

Donald Trump Criticizes the Free Trade Deal With Japan -


Japan Taps Lobbyists to Bolster U.S. Ties - Roll Call News

12-country TPP talks end without a breakthrough - The Japan Times

Top TPP Negotiators at Odds over Drug Patent, Intellectual Property - JIJI PRESS


Elizabeth Warren, Sherrod Brown call for immediate public disclosure of Obama trade deal, say accord has heavy input from corporate lobbyists - ibtimes

Text Of The Letter From Elizabeth Warren & Sherrod Brown To Obama On Secretive TPP Trade Deal -

U.S. trade officials say the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership need to remain confidential to get the best possible agreement - Politico

What’s Behind Senator Warren’s ‘Secret’ Trade Deal Myth - U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Lawmakers pass up chance to read ‘secret’ trade text - TheHill

Progressives: Trade Fight Has Galvanized the Left -

Meet the Critics of President Obama’s Trade Deal - TIME

AFL-CIO president Trumka's Op-ed: Trade deals are too important to ‘fast track’ - The Seattle Times

Bill de Blasio opposes Obama’s Trans-Pacific Partnership - NY Daily News

Don’t forget consumers and patients in the Trans-Pacific Partnership - TheHill

Trans Pacific Partnership is bad deal for senior citizens - TheHill

Sierra Club Ad Buy Exposes Environmental Threat of the Trans-Pacific Partnership - Sierra Club National

Catholics Oppose Fast Tracking the TPP - huffingtonpost

Trans-Pacific Partnership Puts Harvard Law School Rivals on Opposite Sides, Again -


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Keeping the Pentagon honest: 40 Years After the Liberation of Vietnam, Washington is Saying it was a US Victory and a Good War

By Dave Lindorff

In this podcast of the latest "This Can't Be Happening!" weekly broadcast on, collective member John Grant, a Vietnam War veteran and long-time peace activist, talks with show host Dave Lindorff about a Veterans for Peace campaign to counter the Pentagon's latest PR initiative to rewrite and distort the history of the Vietnam War. Grant says the VFP's Vietnam War Full Disclosure Project is calling out the Pentagon to correct the historical falsehoods in its multi-million-dollar 50th Year Commemoration of the Vietnam War propaganda program.

Focus: Trans-Pacific Partnership - Apr 25, 2015

Obama Blasts Democrats on Trade Deal - The Fiscal Times

VIDEO: President Obama Touts The Trans-Pacific Partnership Deal, Blast Democrats - YouTube

Obama defends free trade push to supporters: This isn’t NAFTA - The Washington Post

CHART: How the Trans-Pacific Partnership Improves on NAFTA - The White House

Obama fires back over ‘dishonest' attacks, says the text of the TPP is not secret and has been available to Congress for weeks - talkingpointsmemo

House panel approves Obama trade powers with fast track trade bill - TheHill

Congressional Panels Approve Fast Track for Trade Deal, With Conditions -

GOP Blocks Consideration of Substitute to TPA Bill - Committee on Ways and Means, Democrats

White House on trade deal: Hillary Clinton is with us - POLITICO

No U.S.-Japan trade breakthrough expected during Abe visit: White House - Reuters

Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiators agree trade rules for six subjects: Japan govt source - The Straits Times

What stands in the way of a Trans-Pacific Partnership deal - Fortune

Senators: China Could Join Trade Deal Designed to Counter Its Influence in Asia Pacific - Washington Free Beacon


Liberals furious with Obama's trade comments - MSNBC

'Secretive' trade strategy raises ire of Democratic lawmakers -

Elizabeth Warren calls on Obama to make a proposed trade deal with Pacific Rim nations public to the American people  - Washington Times

VIDEO: Interview with Congressman Alan Grayson on the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal - YouTube

U.N. expert says secret trade negotiations exclude labor unions, environmental groups, food-safety and health professionals - Reuters

Agency overseeing Obama's Trans-pacific Partnership filled with former trade lobbyists for corporations benefiting from the deals - The Intercept

Top lobbying groups spent $64 million to influence Congress and White House in first three months of this year, on topics ranging from free trade to environmental and copyright laws - huffingtonpost

Three chapters that have been leaked about the Trans-Pacific Partnership - MarketWatch

Trans-Pacific Partnership’s Extrajudicial Dispute System Could Undermine Domestic Environmental Regulations - ACS

National financial regulations can be directly challenged under the deregulatory commitments in trade agreements - american for financial reform

Attorney general of New York state: Don't let Trans-Pacific Partnership gut state laws - POLITICO Magazine

Why Wyden Has It Wrong: How Fast Track And The TPP Undermine The Internet - Electronic Frontier Foundation

Doctors Without Borders Launches Ad Campaign to Highlight Health Dangers of TPP Trade Deal - MSF USA

TPP pill difficult to swallow for pharmaceuticals, A conflict between intellectual property protection and cheap medicine -

U.S. Cities Fight Back Against Washington's Secretive Trade Deal -

How Pending "Trade" Deals Would Undermine Zoning and Local Land Use Rules - naked capitalism

Washington State Democrats urge NO vote on Fast Track - The Stand

VIDEO: Local union leaders gather to discuss the impact on Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement -, Cleveland

VIDEO: Protesters Take Over TPP Fast Track Hearing! - YouTube

VIDEO: Labor, Environment and Faith Community Stand Together Against Fast Track & TPP - YouTube


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Focus: Trans-Pacific Partnership - Apr 23, 2015

U.S. legislation to give the White House 'fast track' authority to nail down Pacific trade pact clears Senate panel - Reuters

Wyden Statement on Finance Committee Passage of Trade Legislation - The United States Senate Committee on Finance

Senate panel rejects amendment on trade law to seek enforcement against currency manipulators -

U.S. Senate committee backs extension of aid for trade-displaced workers - Daily Mail Online

U.S. House Democrat Levin proposes alternative to fast track trade bill - Reuters

House Dems Leaders back Levin’s alternative trade bill - TheHill

Levin Opening Statement at Hearing on Trade Promotion Authority - Committee on Ways and Means

Levin to Offer TPA Substitute to Put TPP on Right Track, Summary and Full Text of the Substitute Available Here  - Congressman Sandy Levin

Top House Democrat Levin backs plan on currency sanctions in trade bill - Reuters

Testimony by Ambassador Michael Froman to the Senate Finance Committee on Congressional Trade Priorities - United States Trade Representative

New Administration Report: Exports Helping to Support Jobs, Growth, Small Businesses Across America - United States Trade Representative

Hollywood joins push for Obama's Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal - LA Times

Leaked Email Reveals How Hollywood Opposed 'Fair Use' Protections In Secretive Trade Agreement -

Trans-Pacific Partnership Seen as Door for Foreign Suits Against U.S. -

Despite Leak Of TPP Text, Obama Officials Say Trade Deal Will Not Let Companies Overturn US Laws -

Elizabeth Warren's op-ed: The Trans-Pacific Partnership clause everyone should oppose - The Washington Post

WikiLeaks - Secret Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) - Investment Chapter

REPORT: The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Negotiations and Issues for Congress - Congressional Research Service  

Opinion: A Look at the Fast Track Bill Shows It’s the Wrong Thing to Do -

VIDEO: Public Citizen’s Lori Wallach talks about the "fast track" negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal -

Progressives ready big ad buy targeting fast track legislation that would expedite an Obama administration-backed trade deal with Pacific states - POLITICO


VIDEO: President Obama on Hardball: Elizabeth Warren Is ‘Wrong’ On Trade - YouTube

Elizabeth Warren says Obama is the one who is wrong on trade, urges him to make the secretive trade deal public - POLITICO

VIDEO: Elizabeth Warren At The Stop Fast Track Rally! - YouTube

Statement by Elizabeth Warren: You can't read this - Elizabeth Warren for Senate

Hillary Clinton slammed for not taking sides on trade deal - NY Daily News

VIDEO: Hillary Co-Chair: 'I Don't Know' Where She Stands on TPP - Breitbart

Sanders stalled Senate committee vote on trade bill (VIDEO) -

Sanders: Slow Down Fast Track - Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont

Sanders’ letter to U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman outlining serious concerns about the proposed trade agreement - Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont 

U.S. Chamber, AFL-CIO clash at Senate hearing over Obama’s free trade push - The Washington Post

AFL-CIO's Trumka: USTR Told Us Murder Isn't A Violation Under U.S. Trade Deals -

US Steel Warns Of Layoffs In Arkansas And Texas As Trans-Pacific Partnership Looms -

Trans-Pacific Partnership: Japan, US Still Gridlocked Over Auto And Agricultural Exports, But China’s Growing Influence Could Change That -

Opinion: Fast Track could lead to unlimited immigration -

Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement - Electronic Frontier Foundation

New trade offer could block generic medicines from US -

Help us fix the TPP! - Doctors Without Borders USA

MoveOn Petitions: Vote no on fast track legislation for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) - MoveOn 


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Focus: Hillary Clinton - Apr 21, 2015

New book, ‘Clinton Cash,’ questions foreign donors to Foundation, they allegedly received favors from State Department in return - NYTimes

New York Times, Washington Post, Fox News strike deals for anti-Clinton book -

During Hillary Clinton’s four years at the State Department her husband was paid $47.7 million for speaking fees - Bloomberg

ARCHIVE: State Department approved 215 Bill Clinton speeches worth $48m; Hillary's COS copied on all decisions -

Hillary Criticizes High CEO Pay, Charges $300K Per Speech (VIDEO) -

ARCHIVE: The Clintons: From ‘dead broke’ to multimillionaires - Washington Post

White House Won't Comment on Reports of Preferential Treatment for Clinton Foundation Donors - ABC News

VIDEO: White House Won’t Say Clinton Donations Didn’t Affect Policy - whitehousedossier

Hillary Clinton dismisses book on Foundation donations as an example of "distractions and attacks", She does not address allegations - BuzzFeed

VIDEO: Hillary Clinton Dodges Question About 'Clinton Cash' Book - YouTube

VIDEO: Clinton Spokeswoman Finney: Book on Foundation "Rehashed" Publicly Available Information, "Not Necessarily New Information" - RealClearPolitics

VIDEO: John Podesta on Hillary and 'Clinton Cash' - YouTube

Clinton Cash Author Peter Schweizer's Long History Of Errors, Retractions, And Questionable Sourcing - Media Matters for America

Who Is Peter Schweizer, 'Clinton Cash' Author? 5 Things To Know About Hillary Clinton Book Writer -

Hillary Clinton's Big Benefactor Has Trade Links with Iran -

Clinton Foundation scandal prevents further work in Dominican Republic - Fox News Latino

Menendez co-‘conspirator’ hosted Bill and Hillary at vacation getaway - New York Post

Upcoming Anti-Hillary books may be this season's new genre -

VIDEO (and transcript): Rand Paul says secret scandal will wreck Hillary Clinton's campaign - Fox News

Rand Paul is taking aim at Hillary and the Clinton Foundation on his Twitter page: "Do you know of Hillary Clinton accepting money from foreign countries? Report it now" -

VIDEO: Rep. Gowdy Wants Answers About Hillary’s Emails, But Without the ‘Theatrics’ or ‘Legal Drama’ - MRCTV

POLL: Hillary Clinton dominates Democratic field, GOP field remains too close to tell -

Hillary Clinton ignores liberals' calls to expand Social Security benefits - Washington Times

Hillary Clinton aide admits campaign screens everyday Americans, in a New Hampshire bakery – the employees! – refuse to shake her hand - Daily Mail Online

'Hookers for Hillary': Bunny Ranch Brothel Employees in Nevada Endorse Hillary Clinton (VIDEOS)- Breitbart

NC man’s obituary urges readers to reject Hillary Clinton - The Washington Post


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Emails: How Obama Administration Secretly Approved Expanding Piece of Enbridge's "Keystone XL Clone"

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog

DeSmogBlog has obtained dozens of emails that lend an inside view of how the U.S. State Department secretly handed Enbridge a permit to expand the capacity of its U.S.-Canada border-crossing Alberta Clipper pipeline, which carries tar sands diluted bitumen ("dilbit") from Alberta to midwest markets. 

Our rights are forgotten: The Government/Corporate Encryption Debate is About How Best to Spy on You

By Alfredo Lopez

A debate, going on in the quasi-private and well-catered halls of government-corporate collusion, has reached the post-smoldering stage. It's now a virtual forest fire in full public view.

It pits government spies against corporate cannibals and is about the often misunderstood and somewhat tedious issue of encryption.

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