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    8 Lies, Distortions and Misrepresentations From the Third GOP Debate
    Oct29

    8 Lies, Distortions and Misrepresentations From the Third GOP Debate

    The debates took place in an alternate reality, where facts are made up on the spot. On Wednesday night, there were two rounds of GOP presidential debates. First, candidates polling at around one percent nationally had a shorter debate, followed by the frontrunners in a second debate. Both debates took place in an alternate reality, where facts...

    LINDSEY GRAHAM: ‘Make me commander-in-chief, and this crap stops’
    Oct29

    LINDSEY GRAHAM: ‘Make me commander-in-chief, and this crap stops’

    Presidential candidate and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) argued during Wednesday night’s Republican “undercard” debate that he would bring a muscular approach to foreign policy into the White House. Graham, one of the most hawkish Republican members of the Senate, said American adversaries are “walking all...

    Ukraine Military Update: Soldiers Eat Rotten Food, Forced To Buy Equipment As Poor Conditions Still Visible On The Front Lines
    Oct29

    Ukraine Military Update: Soldiers Eat Rotten Food, Forced To Buy Equipment As Poor Conditions Still Visible On The Front Lines

    After 18 months of conflict in eastern Ukraine, a video shows Ukrainian soldiers still are not equipped properly and need to rely on the generosity of locals to provide them with fresh food. At a checkpoint near the southern city of Mariupol, soldiers showed off rotten food, local news channel Ukraine Today reported Wednesday. …read more...

    Turkey Takes Gazprom to Court
    Oct29

    Turkey Takes Gazprom to Court

    Last December, Vladimir Putin announced Russia would no longer be pursuing the construction of the so-called “Southern Stream” gas pipeline, meant to connect Gazprom with its southern European customers through the Black Sea, through Bulgaria. Southern Stream’s scuppering was seen as a diplomatic defeat for Putin and a win for the West—the...

    Former Georgian president brings the fight against corruption to Ukraine
    Oct29

    Former Georgian president brings the fight against corruption to Ukraine

    Mikhail Saakashvili has successfully made the unprecedented transition from being president of the former Soviet republic of Georgia to his current post as governor of Odessa in Ukraine. But he’s got much political work yet to do. …read more Source: Public Radio...

    Ukraine Faces Years of Dependence on Western Aid
    Oct29

    Ukraine Faces Years of Dependence on Western Aid

    Looking on from her vegetable patch at the motorcade of U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, Ukrainian villager Olha Voloshchenko says she’d seen the lady on the TV news the night before, but “then the lights went off at our place.”The U.S. hopes agriculture in places… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine Faces Years of Dependence on Western Aid
    Oct28

    Ukraine Faces Years of Dependence on Western Aid

    VELYKI PRYTSKY, Ukraine—Looking on from her vegetable patch at the motorcade of U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, Ukrainian villager Olha Voloshchenko says she’d seen the lady on the TV news the night before, but “then the lights went off at our place.” The U.S. hopes agriculture in places like this dilapidated village will help...

    The US Continues to Slash Its Military Budget. Here’s Why That Matters.
    Oct28

    The US Continues to Slash Its Military Budget. Here’s Why That Matters.

    The United States is scaling back its military while nations hostile to American interests continue to grow in strength and aggression, according to The Heritage Foundation’s annual Index of U.S. Military Strength released Wednesday. The index, rolled out nearly a week after President Barack Obama vetoed the nation’s annual defense...

    Why Netanyahu Needs Holocaust Revisionism and Israeli-Palestinian Violence
    Oct28

    Why Netanyahu Needs Holocaust Revisionism and Israeli-Palestinian Violence

    Originally posted by The Progressive, October 27, 2015 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s October 20 speech claiming that Hitler had not planned to exterminate Jews until a prominent Palestinian cleric pressured him to do so, while outrageous, is consistent with the longstanding narrative of the right-wing government and its U.S....

    The New Moscowteers
    Oct28

    The New Moscowteers

    Across Europe, apologists for Russia and Russian policy have coalesced into what amounts to a fifth column. The emergence in Western capitals of what might be called the “Party of Putin” is an exceptionally dangerous development, precisely because those who comprise it are not only the usual far-left and far-right suspects. So who are...