2019-10-07: News Headlines

Gerald Friedman (2019-10-07). How the US Could Afford 'Medicare for All'. commondreams.org Something that often gets lost in the debate over the cost of single-payer is that its implementation would lead to a host of savings that make the bill to taxpayers a lot less than the sticker price. (Photo: National Nurses United/Twitter) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/medicare_for_all_4_1.jpeg

Prof. Marjorie Cohn (2019-10-07). Trump's Stonewalling of Impeachment Inquiry Is an Impeachable Offense. globalresearch.ca As three committees of the House of Representatives proceeded with the impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump, the president tweeted, "I am coming to the conclusion that what is taking place is not an impeachment, it is a COUP." …

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2019-10-07). Trump Just Tweeted He Has 'Great and Unmatched Wisdom.' Seriously. commondreams.org Just wow. Possibly, said one observer, the "dumbest moment of the Trump presidency." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/trump-unmatched-wisdom.jpg

Peadar O'Cearnaigh (2019-10-07). Corbyn renews the call to bring football back to the people and it's resonating with fans. thecanary.co During a speech in Newcastle on 5 October, Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn made a promise that shows he's with the people. He promised to: take the beautiful game away from the billionaires and hand it to the fans instead. | "Football shouldn't be just a business…let's take the beautiful game away from the billionaires and hand it to the fans instead." | During a speech in Newcastle, Jeremy Corbyn says a Labour government would make Premier League clubs pay for grass roots…

RT (2019-10-06). 'Biden family was PAID OFF, pure and simple!' Trump in latest rant over Ukrainegate. rt.com Attacking the Bidens, the Democrats and the "fake news" media in one powerful swipe, President Donald Trump has fired a volley of trademark Sunday tweets, calling Joe and Hunter Biden's involvement in Ukraine "inexcusable." | "It is INCREDIBLE to watch and read the Fake News and how they pull out all stops to protect Sleepy Joe Biden and his thrown out of the Military son, Hunter," Trump started out, before launching into a Twitterstorm of seemingly damning facts about the Bidens, Ukraine and China. | He brought up Hunter's "$100,000 a month (Plus,Plus)" income from the Ukrainian gas company Burisma "even thou…

RT (2019-10-06). 1 suspect arrested, 1 at large after Kansas City bar shooting kills 4 (PHOTOS, VIDEO). rt.com One man has been arrested following a shooting in a Kansas City bar that killed four people and injured five others. Police say that a second suspect remains at large and should be considered "armed and dangerous". | The incident took place shortly before 1: 30am at the Tequila KC bar on Central Avenue in downtown Kansas City. | A truly heartbreaking moment, a circle of woman hugging one another, crying outside at a bar where 9 people were shot, 4 died in KCK. @41actionnews pic.twitter.com/ljiyuIQRuQ—…

teleSUR (2019-10-06). Four Killed, Five Wounded in Shooting at Kansas City Bar. telesurenglish.net Four people were killed and five wounded in Kansas early on Sunday by a suspect who opened fire inside a Kansas City bar, and police were hunting for the shooter, local authorities and media reports said. | The suspect used a handgun and authorities believe it was an isolated incident, Kansas City Police Department spokesman Thomas Tomasic told NBC News. | Few other details were immediately available, and police department officials could not immediately be reached early on Sunday for further comment. | The department said on Twitter at around 3 a.m. local time that nine people had been shot and four killed…

teleSUR (2019-10-06). France, First Country in EU With Facial Recognition ID System. telesurenglish.net France is set to be the first country in the European Union to use facial recognition technology to give citizens a digital identity. | RELATED: | Twitter Exec Exposed as UK Military Officer: Report | President Emmanuel Macron's government said it wants the state to be more competent and is, therefore, driving plans to disclose in November the ID program in the form of an application designated by the label Alicem. | The application, only functioning on Android will be the only mode for…

teleSUR (2019-10-06). Evo Morales Has 13-Point Lead in Presidential Race: CELAG Poll. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's leftist President Evo Morales has a 13.4 percent lead over his nearest rival, says a new poll published on Sunday by the CELAG think tank. | RELATED: | Pollster Admits US Funded Poll Showing Evo Morales' Support Declining | The poll gives Evo…

Leonardo Flores (2019-10-06). The Latest on the Diplomatic War Against Venezuela. commondreams.org Venezuela's Vice President Delcy Rodríguez with U.N. Secretary General António Guterres. (Photo: Twitter) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/venezuela_2.jpg

RT (2019-10-06). 'I feel like never before': Russian-born LA 'Subway Soprano' gives tearful INTERVIEW after her 1st big stage performance (VIDEO). rt.com 'Subway Soprano' Emily Zamourka, a homeless singer who became a viral sensation overnight, couldn't hold back tears when talking to Ruptly after her first big stage performance. She said she's starting a full-time music career. | Speaking to RT's video agency Ruptly after her performance at the opening of the New Little Italy district in Los Angeles, the Russian-born Zamourka said she felt "like never before in her entire life." She sang an aria from Italian opera composer Giacomo Puccini. | I feel this is… my chance of teaching people the real me, who I was the whole time. | It all started with a tweet o…

James Wright (2019-10-06). A voter's knee jerk reaction to hearing the words 'Boris Johnson' is the epitome of priceless. thecanary.co A voter in the prime minister's own constituency didn't react well to hearing the words 'Boris Johnson'. The short exchange is the epitome of priceless. | "That filthy piece of toerag": | Sky presenter Sophy Ridge was in Uxbridge and South Ruslip fielding voter opinion on the residents' MP and prime minister. But with one person, Ridge couldn't get past the introduction before the citizen made their view quite clear: | . @SophyRidgeSky travelled to Boris Johnson's constituency o…

RT (2019-10-05). Bernie Sanders says feeling 'great' after doctors confirm 78yo senator suffered heart attack. rt.com Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders suffered a heart attack before his admission into the hospital this week, his campaign and doctors have confirmed, but the Democratic presidential contender said he will remain in the 2020 race. | The senator, 78, had a "myocardial infarction" — the medical term for a heart attack — before his hospital visit in Las Vegas on Tuesday, according to a statement issued by doctors through Sanders' campaign. | After leaving the Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center on Friday, Sanders said he felt "great," and took to Twitter to confirm that he would continue campaigning for t…

Peadar O'Cearnaigh (2019-10-05). Johnson's Brexit proposal has sold out the DUP, but the DUP's attacking the Irish government instead. thecanary.co When the EU and the Irish government effectively rejected Boris Johnson's latest Brexit proposal, it led to a furious response from the DUP. But the DUP misplaced its fury. It should, instead, have directed it towards the ludicrous nature of Johnson's proposal. Because if Johnson's deal was to be accepted, it would leave the north of…

Joseph Natoli (2019-10-04). The Battles Now. counterpunch.org "Now we are engaged…." — Lincoln, Gettysburg Address One real battle we are in now — human caused global warming — is a battle we realized very belatedly we are in. The other — the political one — is, in a President Trump retweet, heading toward "a Civil War like fracture in this nation" and More

T.J. Coles (2019-10-04). Robot Trolls on Amazon: How Fake Reviews Could Undermine Progressive Politics. counterpunch.org Every big personality or corporation uses algorithmic robots ("bots") to boost themselves and their products. Until recently, US President Donald Trump had a Twitter following of around 59 million. But nearly half of those "followers" were fake, spam, and/or dormant accounts. Twitter's purge of "Trump supporters" was actually a purge of fake accounts. (The real More

Hatewatch Staff (2019-10-03). Militia Movement Rhetoric Elevated to National Level. splcenter.org A weekend tweet by President Donald Trump mirrors the language of a militia movement that has been calling for civil war for at least three years and gives extremist groups a powerful seal of approval.

Rob Dunn (2019-10-02). Black Dean of Students Jamie Riley fired in Alabama for telling the truth. liberationnews.org Riley fired for tweets about racist foundations of US society.

Josmar Trujillo (2019-10-02). NYT Perp Walks a Bronx Neighborhood. fair.org "Sources" gave NY1 reporter Dean Meminger (Twitter, 9/29/19) an entirely inaccurate account of a NYPD "friendly fire" incident. | Two people died in a hail of bullets last weekend in the Bronx. One, a plainclothes New York City police officer, Brian Mulkeen; the other, Antonio Williams, accused of wrestling with the cop and possessing a weapon. It turned out to be the second case this year of a fatal so-called "friendly fire" incident, but the New York Times took its cue from law enforcement officials in shaping the early narrative around…

Middle East Eye (2019-09-30). Exposed: Twitter Executive in Charge of Middle East is British Army 'PsyOp' Officer. theantimedia.com The senior Twitter executive with editorial responsibility for the Middle East is in the British Army's psychological warfare unit.

Staff (2019-09-27). Over 2,000 Arrested in Egypt in Growing Protests Against Sisi, Trump's "Favorite Dictator" democracynow.org Demonstrations continued in Egypt Friday, with thousands taking to the streets to demand the resignation of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi over accusations of corruption. Nearly 2,000 people have been arrested over the past week amid protests in Cairo and other cities. The demonstrations were triggered by social media posts by a former army contractor accusing Sisi and other officials of misusing public money. Anti-government protests are rare in Egypt as they've been effectively banned since Sisi came to power following the 2013 overthrow of former President Mohamed Morsi and launched a widespread crackdown on d…

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