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French Election Pits Far-Right Firebrand Against Investment Banker In Historic Runoff By
France will see the far-right, xenophobic Front National candidate Marine Le Pen face off against Emmanuel Macron, an investment banker who hasn’t held public office, in a runoff vote on May 7, as the first round of an unusual...
Turkey’s President Erdogan Defends “Democratic” Power Grab By
Turkey’s President Erdogan is firing back against those accusing him of trying to become a dictator. From a Reuters report on Monday: “A defiant Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan denounced the West’s ‘crusader mentality’ Monday after European monitors criticized...
British Foreign Secretary: “No Evidence” Of Russian Disruption Of UK Democracy By
http://www.mintpressnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/58c55999c36188b8708b45f0.mp4 Echoing the numerous initial comments from various US intelligence probes, UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson told British ITV that “we have no evidence the Russians are actually...
Russia’s Largest Bank Paid Podesta Group to Lobby Against U.S. Sanctions During 2016 Election By
MINNEAPOLIS – Last month, the corporate-owned media, along with much of the U.S. political establishment, was abuzz with what they purported to be the greatest scandal of the fledgling Trump administration. The scandal, of course, centered on Trump’s former National...
Federal Panel Rules Texas Must Redraw Intentionally Discriminatory Congressional Districts By
Some of Texas’ 36 congressional districts violate either the U.S. Constitution or the federal Voting Rights Act, a panel of federal judges ruled Friday. In a long-delayed ruling, the judges ruled 2-1 that the Texas Legislature must redraw the political maps it most recently...
Banks Spent A Staggering 2 Billion Dollars On Lobbying During 2016 US Election By
Banks and other financial companies expecting to make more than US$200 billion from anticipated deregulation laws spent record amounts on lobbying in the last election cycle, according to an advocacy group report released Wednesday. The financial sector spent a staggering...
Donald Trump Warned Of A ‘Rigged’ Election, Was He Right? By
SANTA CRUZ, California — (Insights) Whether viewed in terms of outcome or of process, the story of the 2016 presidential election is one so grim that it calls for a trigger warning for anyone of ethical sensibilities or faith in the workings of democracy. In a year...
The Mainstream Media’s Russian Bogeymen By
In the middle of a major domestic crisis over the U.S. charge that Russia had interfered with the U.S. election, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) triggered a brief national media hysteria by creating and spreading a bogus story of Russian hacking into U.S. power...
US Spy Chief Presents Third-Party Debates As Proof RT Is Anti-US By
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s latest report on the alleged “election hacking” by Russia includes a substantial section focused around the idea that Russian government-funded channel RT is overtly anti-American. This is a common enough accusation,...
The U.S. Government And Media Made WikiLeaks What It Is By
Published by Shadowproof. If a report from the United States intelligence community is to be believed and WikiLeaks knows the Kremlin used their organization to undermine a United States election, then the U.S. government and press bear some responsibility for the organization’s...