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Dakota Access Pipeline Builders Threaten To Continue Construction After Gov’t Refuses Key Permit
Energy Transfer Partners, the builder behind the Dakota Access pipeline, vows to continue construction under the administration of President-elect Donald Trump. ‘Nothing [the Obama administration] has done today changes that in any way,’ according to a Sunday statement.
WPost Won’t Retract McCarthyistic Smear
In media and government, the journalists and officials who enable blacklisting are cravenly siding with conformity instead of democracy.
Mall Of America’s First Black Santa Triggers Racist Firestorm
When the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported the story, the comments online became so racist that the paper had to shut down the comments section.
“Fake News” Site Threatens Washington Post With Defamation Suit, Demands Retraction
Naked Capitalism's Yves Smith has threatened The Washington Post with a defamation suit and demanded a retraction.
Why Trump Would Almost Certainly Be Violating the Constitution If He Continues to Own His Businesses
The meaning of the Emoluments Clause is fairly clear. And it all goes back to a diamond-encrusted snuffbox Ben Franklin got from Louis XVI.
North Dakota Fracking Company Fined $2.1 Million For Pollution Of Native American Reservation
Slawson Exploration Company, the largest oil producer in the Midwest, was fined over $2 million for contaminating the air of the Fort Berthold reservation in North Dakota.
US Senator Seeks Federal Funding To Protect Vunerable Against Hate Crimes
Hate crimes are up, and U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) is trying to have $5 million more added to an end-of-the-year federal funding bill.
Who’s Afraid Of Keith Ellison? The Israel Lobby
Keith Ellison, whose candidacy is supported by Bernie Sanders, is the future of the Democratic Party.  Hillary Clinton is the past.  Does Chuck Schumer want to hitch his star to pro-Israel political extortionists or to the future?
DNC Donor & Fox News Regular Sreedhar Potarazu Pleads Guilty To Fraud
Sreedhar Potarazu was a frequent guest of Fox Business and other cable news shows, and in one appearance billed himself as a supporter of Republican John Kasich.
Big Oil Loses, Water Protectors Win As Army Corps Denies Easement For Dakota Access Pipeline
With the victory, the water protectors now go on the offensive to educate people on the risks of oil pipelines in order to grow resistance ahead of a Trump administration that will be extremely friendly to oil corporations.