INTELLIGENCE, SECRECY & POWER (ISP) – N. 730, 30 November 2018

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FRONT PAGE – TRUMP GETS A BLUE WAVE, CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE, BORDER PROBLEMS & CLIMATE CHANGE

World Media – Synthesis Based on the Analysis of All 16 November 2018 to 30 November 2018 Entries

Major topics and events of the last fortnight of November include the following:

BEST (by theme and in chronological order)

FAR RIGHT & RACISM
17 Nov – Ohio House Passes Bill to Criminalize Abortions on Fetuses with a Heartbeat
18 Nov – America Is Blaming Pregnant Women for Their Own Deaths
19 Nov – GOP candidate “lynching” statement & Peter Zieve money
19 Nov – Local NRA leader [Jim Lydigsen] demands secession from Washington [state] after a state gun control initiative won big
20 Nov – An extraordinary 24 hours [reactions to Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith’s “public hanging” statement]
21 Nov – Federal Agency to Consult With Anti-Choice Groups on Fetal Tissue Research
21 Nov – Federal judge declares ban on female genital mutilation unconstitutional
21 Nov – Survivors Confront Far Right’s #HimToo Campaign [so-called false rape allegations] in Portland
23 Nov – A former member of the Ku Klux Klan, George Malvaney, donated $1000 to Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS)
22 Nov – In a Kansas City park, a health inspector poured bleach on food donated to homeless people
24 Nov – The Website That Shows How a Free Press Can Die [Origo in Hungary]
25 Nov – Mississippi newspaper: Hyde-Smith attended segregation academy
25 Nov – Mississippi Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith pushed resolution praising Confederate soldier’s effort to ‘defend his homeland’
26 Nov – Cindy Hyde-Smith strikes out [Major League Baseball withdraws financing]
26 Nov – Research predicted this wave of right-wing domestic terrorism – Republicans tanked the report
28 Nov – Public Hangings ‘Would Deter a Lot of Crime’: Mississippi Legislator Defends Hyde-Smith Lynching Comments [not according to sociology and criminology]

POLITICS & MUELLER
21 Nov – Democratic House’s First Step: Voting Rights
22 Nov – Chief Justice [John Roberts] Defends Judicial Independence after Trump Attacks ‘Obama Judge’
22 Nov – Why Chief Justice John Roberts spoke out
26 Nov – Mueller report will be ‘devastating’ for the president: Frequent Trump defender
27 Nov – Matthew Whitaker Was Illegally Appointed and Should Be Removed
28 Nov – Between the actions of former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone and former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, Special Counsel Robert Mueller has the biggest proof yet of collusion and obstruction of justice
28 Nov – One Six-Figure Donor Funds [acting Attorney General] Whitaker Nonprofit with Dark Money
29 Nov – As California Republicans confront a congressional wipeout; GOP leader Kevin McCarthy faces a reckoning
29 Nov – As part of a new plea deal with Mueller’s team, President Trump’s former attorney and fixer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty in federal court this morning to lying to Congress about the Trump-Russia investigation
29 Nov – Chuck Schumer [New York Democrat Senator] Doesn’t Seem to Know That Donald Trump Is Extraordinarily Unpopular
29 Nov – Michael Cohen’s new guilty plea should scare the pants off Donald Trump and the White House
30 Nov – A Clear Link between Trump and Russia Is Now Out in the Open
30 Nov – Cohen Pleads Guilty and Details Trump’s Involvement in Moscow Tower Project
30 Nov – Good News: Farr Goes Down

FIRES, ENVIRONMENT & HEALTH
19 Nov – #RakeAmericaGreatAgain – “We’ve got to take care of the floors, you know the floors of the forest, very important” – Donald Trump
19 Nov – New York City – Showed Children Were Exposed to Lead – The Official Response: Challenge the Tests
20 Nov – “I will lay this on the foot of those environmental radicals that have prevented us from managing the forests for years and you know what — this is on them” – Ryan Zinke
20 Nov – California fires: Trump administration now blames devastation on ‘radical environmentalists’
20 Nov – Climate Change Denial Is Raking the Ashes of Paradise
20 Nov – ‘Like a Terror Movie’: How Climate Change Will Cause More Simultaneous Disasters
20 Nov – Zinke blames ‘environmental radicals’ for deadly California fires
21 Nov – US – Do Not Eat Romaine Lettuce, Health Officials Warn
21 Nov – There is no US requirement that turkeys or other poultry be free of salmonella
24 Nov – Climate change will shrink US economy and kill thousands, [US] government report warns
24 Nov – Federal Climate Report Predicts At Least 3 Degrees of Warming By 2100
26 Nov – Trump Administration’s Strategy on Climate: Try to Bury Its Own Scientific Report

MIDTERMS
17 Nov – Democrats pick up another House seat [Orange County] in California with Walters concession [former home of the extreme right John Birch Society]
17 Nov – First Ever Ranked-Choice Vote Flips Seat to Dems
18 Nov – A Democratic Rout in Orange County: Cisneros’s Win Makes It Four
18 Nov – Orange County, A Conservative Bastion, Turns Blue For the First Time in Decades
18 Nov – With his victory, Gil Cisneros gives Democrats all seven of Orange County’s congressional seats
18 Nov – GOP Adviser Slams Georgia’s Brian Kemp for Cheating and Undermining Democracy to Win Governor Race
29 Nov – TJ Cox beats Republican Rep. David Valadao to give Democrats gain of 40 House seats, seven in California

TRUMP & SIDEKICKS
16 Nov – Trump’s Craft Strategy: Discredit Everyone Until Nobody Believes Anything
19 Nov – Trump attacks likely House Intelligence chair as ‘little Adam Schitt’ [Schiff] on Twitter
20 Nov – ‘Pleasure what a name’: President Trump calls fire-ravaged Paradise wrong name
23 Nov – Rebuffing CIA, Trump Says It Only Has ‘Feelings’ About Khashoggi Killing [the opposite is more likely]
27 Nov – Contradicting border chief, Trump claims 3 officers ‘very badly hurt’ by migrants
28 Nov – Trump: My gut tells me more than anybody’s brain
29 Nov – Ivanka Trump Says ‘Lock Her Up’ Doesn’t Apply To Her

UK & BREXIT
16 Nov – The Brutal Reality of Brexit – The deal she agreed with Brussels is unravelling fast
17 Nov – Immigration worries drove the Brexit vote – Then attitudes changed
17 Nov – British Austerity Is ‘Inflicting Unnecessary Misery,’ UN Poverty Expert Says
25 Nov – “Brexit” is the British withdrawal from the EU which half the county no longer wants, no one knows how to stop and everyone knows will cause chaos
25 Nov – UK’s withdrawal agreement from the European Union approved by EU leaders
26 Nov – EU Leaders and UK Agree on Brexit Divorce Terms

COPS & GUNS
23 Nov – ‘Mama, I’m shot’: Girl who wrote essay about gun violence is killed by stray bullet in Milwaukee
25 Nov – Parents of [black] man killed at Alabama mall [killed but not the shooter] ‘outraged’ by police treatment
27 Nov – Border Patrol Officer [Lonnie Swartz] Who Shot [and killed] Unarmed Teenager [José Antonio Elena Rodríguez] on Mexican Soil Is Acquitted
28 Nov – Active shooter drill gone awry, sparks panic at Walter Reed Hospital

FACEBOOK
22 Nov – Facebook Admits To Targeting Billionaire George Soros In PR Attack
25 Nov – UK Parliament seizes cache of Facebook internal papers [Cambridge Analytica]
27 Nov – Facebook executive to be grilled by unprecedented group of lawmakers from 9 countries
29 Nov – Senate advances bill to end US involvement in Yemen war after ‘inadequate’ briefing on Saudi Arabia [by Pompeo and Mattis]

ISRAEL / PALESTINE
21 Nov – AP Cameraman Shot During Gaza Protest
21 Nov – Stunning Investigation Exposes Israel’s Secretive Assassination Program
30 Nov – CNN Fired Marc Lamont Hill For Saying Palestinians Deserve Equal Rights

LGBT
20 Nov – A top bridal magazine refused to feature gay couples – Now it’s going out of business
20 Nov – Australia’s White Magazine shuts down over gay marriage

DIVERS
16 Nov – Parents Deliver Ashes of Diabetic Children to Price-Gouging Insulin Manufacturer [Sanofi]
17 Nov – Man who raped dying teen, texted explicit pictures will serve less than 3 years
17 Nov – Bankrupt Sears wants to give executives $19 million in bonuses
26 Nov – Ukraine to impose martial law as standoff with Russia in Black Sea intensifies
27 Nov – World’s First Gene-Edited Babies Born This Month, Researcher Says
28 Nov – After Reaping Billions in Public Subsidies, GM to Fire Nearly 15,000 Workers
29 Nov – Houston-Area ATM Mistakenly Dispenses $100 Bills, Not $10s

The best quotes of the last fortnight of November include the following:

17 Nov – “We Only Killed the Bad People” – Khmer Rouge Leaders
20 Nov – “Like a Terror Movie” – How Climate Change Will Cause More Simultaneous Disasters
21 Nov – There is no US requirement that turkeys or other poultry be free of salmonella [even for Thanksgiving]
22 Nov – In a Kansas City park, a health inspector poured bleach on food donated to homeless people
28 Nov – Trump: “My gut tells me more than anybody’s brain”
29 Nov – Houston-Area ATM Mistakenly Dispenses $100 Bills In Place Of $10 Bills
29 Nov – Ivanka Trump Says “Lock Her Up” Doesn’t Apply To Her For Using Her Private Email For Government Work

The major topics of the previous issue of “Intelligence, Secrecy & Power” (ISP, n. 729, 15 November 2018) were: Trump (356X), US (196X), House (145X, largely House of Representatives), Democrats (144X), Election (110x, largely Midterm Elections), Senate (87X), California (80X, largely Camp Fire disaster), and Republican (69X).

Since the N. 700 issue of “Intelligence, Secrecy & Power” (ISP), we furnish systematic descriptive statistics for each issue. Based on the Word Count below of this issue, and at a very general level, the major topics of this 730 issue for the last fortnight of November 2018 are: Trump (423X), US (234X), California (122X, Camp Fire Wildfire), Border (69X, US-Mexico), Climate (68X), Saudi Arabia (25X), Democrats (56X), and Special Counsel Robert Mueller (50X).

WORD COUNT

TRUMP 423
– TRUMP’S 90
– PRESIDENT TRUMP 67
– DONALD TRUMP 62
– TRUMP ADMINISTRATION 50
– PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP 27
US 234
– THE US 82
– AMERICAN 41
– UNITED STATES 25
CALIFORNIA 122
– CAMP FIRE 46
– NORTHERN CALIFORNIA 23
– CALIFORNIA’S 20
– CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE 10
– CALIFORNIA’S CAMP FIRE 6
HOUSE 102
– WHITE HOUSE 32
BORDER 69
– THE BORDER 15
– US BORDER 13
– BORDER PATROL 13
– MEXICO BORDER 10
– US MEXICO BORDER 9
CLIMATE 68
– CLIMATE CHANGE 39
– NATIONAL CLIMATE ASSESSMENT 5
ELECTION 65
– ELECTIONS 24
– MIDTERM ELECTIONS 9
SAUDI 65
– SAUDI ARABIA 25
– SAUDI CROWN PRINCE MOHAMMED BIN SALMAN 15
DEMOCRATS 56
-DEMOCRATIC 53
– DEMOCRAT 20
MEXICO 54
UN 53
– UNITED NATIONS 14
SMITH 53
– HYDE SMITH 50
MUELLER 50
– ROBERT MUELLER 21
– MUELLER’S 14
– SPECIAL COUNSEL ROBERT MUELLER 10
WASHINGTON 49
RUSSIA 48
BLACK 48
BREXIT 46
KHASHOGGI 44
– JAMAL KHASHOGGI 22
– JOURNALIST JAMAL KHASHOGGI 12
REPUBLICAN 44
– REPUBLICANS 30
– GOP 22
FACEBOOK 43
SENATE 37
PELOSI 36
– NANCY PELOSI 19
CONGRESS 34
GHOSN 33
– CARLOS GHOSN 26
– NISSAN CHAIRMAN CARLOS GHOSN 7
CHINA 32
– CHINESE 23
ASYLUM 30
VOTE 30
MANAFORT 30
-PAUL MANAFORT 12
MIGRANTS 30
THANKSGIVING 30
WILDFIRES 29
FLORIDA 29
PRINCE 29
MISSISSIPPI 28
NISSAN 28
TAX 26
YEMEN 26
ASSANGE 26
– JULIAN ASSANGE 15
– WIKILEAKS FOUNDER JULIAN ASSANGE 7
CORSI 25
GAS 24
TRADE 24
UKRAINE 24
CINDY HYDE SMITH 23
GM 23
– GENERAL MOTORS 15
SUPREME COURT 23
BLACK FRIDAY 23
MIGRANT 22
APPLE 22
EU 21
– EUROPEAN 20
– EUROPEAN UNION 11
RUSSIAN 21
– RUSSIA’S 13
KOREA 21
– SOUTH KOREA 12
GEORGIA 20
THERESA MAY 18
JUSTICE DEPARTMENT 15
BETSY DEVOS 15
IVANKA TRUMP 13
ORANGE COUNTY 12
TEAR GAS 12
HEALTH CARE 12
BERNIE SANDERS 11
MARC LAMONT HILL 11
ATTORNEY GENERAL 11
LION AIR 10
MIGRANT CARAVAN 10
SEXUAL ASSAULT 10
MEDICARE FOR ALL 9
JOHN ALLEN CHAU 6
REP DAVID VALADAO 6
ALEXANDRIA OCASIO CORTEZ 5
PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU 5

[thanks to http://www.dcode.fr/compteur-expressions%5D

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Intelligence, Secrecy & Power, N. 730, 30 November 2018

THE LENGTHIEST 16-30 NOVEMBER 2018 ENTRIES

18 NOVEMBER 2018

**America Is Blaming Pregnant Women for Their Own Deaths /NYT What is it like to face dying during childbirth in the richest country in the world in the 21st century in Chicago. The doctors were “more interested in protocols than people,” she said. On that day, she was surprised to learn that her amniotic fluid was low, though the baby’s vital signs remained strong. The doctor informed Thea that she’d need to be induced right away. Thea questioned this directive, asking about the success rates for induction and whether she should consider a cesarean section instead. The doctor said she had no choice. She then asked if she could go home to get her overnight bag. She was told, she said, that if she left she could be “arrested for endangering the life of a child.” Alabama voters have just approved a constitutional amendment recognizing “fetal personhood,” a measure that could be used to further curtail the rights of pregnant women in favor of the safety of fetuses. Voters in Alabama and West Virginia have approved amendments to their respective state constitutions that seek to immediately ban abortion if Roe V. Wade—the landmark 1973 decision that made abortion legal nationwide—is ever overturned by the Supreme Court. [and Ohio is considering a “heart-beat” definition of fetal life]

20 NOVEMBER 2018

**An extraordinary 24 hours [reactions to Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith’s “public hanging” statement] /Popular Information I’m writing to let you know about the extraordinary impact Popular Information has had on national politics in the last 24 hours. Yesterday morning, I reported on a new FEC filing by Mississippi Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith, who has refused to apologize for saying she’d attend a “public hanging.” The filing revealed recent donations to Hyde-Smith from major corporations including Walmart ($2000), Union Pacific ($5000), and Boston Scientific ($2500). This information spread rapidly on social media. Then things started to happen. On Monday at 4 PM, Union Pacific, the multi-billion dollar railroad company, said that it did not condone Hyde-Smith’s “divisive statements” and will “request a refund of our contribution.” On Monday at 5 PM, Boston Scientific, the multi-billion dollar manufacturer, said Hyde-Smith’s comments “are not aligned with our company’s core values” and the company has “requested a refund.” •On Tuesday at 9 AM, Walmart, the nation’s largest retailer, said Hyde-Smith’s remarks “do not reflect the values of our company and associates” and the company is “withdrawing our support and requesting a refund of all campaign donations.” The news comes at a critical time in Hyde-Smith’s runoff election against Democrat Mike Espy. The New York Times reports the race is tightening, there is a debate tonight, and election day is in one week.

*Goodbye, Paul Ryan /Progress Report Soon, the reign of Speaker Ryan will end, bringing a sigh of relief to every person in America who cares about Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. Ryan’s retirement is imminent, and there will be many analyses of his time as a Congressman, a vice presidential nominee, and Speaker of the House. We at CAP Action will always remember Paul Ryan for this: •Speaker Paul Ryan likes to chastise President Trump’s most disgusting moments and then keep quietly voting in line with him 95.2% of the time. Although he eventually gave up on chastising too. •Ryan embraced Trump as the leader of the Republican party because Trump ensured that Ryan’s lifelong dream would come true: a massive tax cut for the wealthy to be paid for by slashing Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security for those who need it most. •After years of peddling privatization schemes for everything from Social Security to Medicare to the VA, all in the name of “the deficit,” he leaves behind mind-boggling deficits of his own making. What’s more, this very tax bill that was supposed to be a triumph for Republicans failed House Republicans in the midterms. Rather than working in the best interest of their constituents or members of their party, Republicans threw their most vulnerable House members to the wolves in order to please big donors—all under the leadership of Paul Ryan and Sen. Mitch McConnell. Ronald Brownstein summed it up well in The Atlantic: “Paul Ryan, who had been among the most openly skeptical of Trump during the 2016 election, sublimated any private doubts to a posture of public deference and a policy of legislative cooperation. Now Ryan leaves Washington as the architect of the GOP’s biggest loss of House seats in any election since Watergate.”

23 NOVEMBER 2018

*Corporations are sick of Cindy Hyde-Smith /Popular Information On Monday morning, I reported on a new FEC filing by Mississippi Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith, who said she’d attend a “public hanging.” The filing revealed recent donations to Hyde-Smith from major corporations including Walmart ($2000), Union Pacific ($5000), Leidos ($5000) and Boston Scientific ($2500). On Monday at 4 PM, Union Pacific, the multi-billion dollar railroad company, said that it did not condone Hyde-Smith’s “divisive statements” and will “request a refund of our contribution.” On Monday at 5 PM, Boston Scientific, the multi-billion dollar manufacturer, said Hyde-Smith’s comments “are not aligned with our company’s core values” and the company has “requested a refund.” On Tuesday at 9 AM, Walmart, the nation’s largest retailer, said Hyde-Smith’s remarks “do not reflect the values of our company and associates” and the company is “withdrawing our support and requesting a refund of all campaign donations.” Also on Tuesday, Leidos announced it would ask for a refund of its $5000 contribution. Later Tuesday, three major corporations who donated in the months before Hyde-Smith’s remarks — AT&T, Pfizer, and Amgen — said they would ask for their donations to Hyde-Smith to be returned. The move by companies in the medical industry is particularly notable since Hyde-Smith sits on “the Senate Appropriations subcommittee that oversees the Food and Drug Administration.” Hyde-Smith faces Democrat Mike Espy in a runoff election on November 27.

26 NOVEMBER 2018

**Research predicted this wave of right-wing domestic terrorism – Republicans tanked the report /ThinkProgress Last year, a white-nationalist army veteran was charged with second-degree murder after he drove a car into a group of nonviolent protesters in Charlottesville, Va., killing one and injuring 19. Earlier this month, a far-right wing army veteran shot and killed two people at a Tallahassee, Fla. yoga studio. According to a new report published Sunday by the Washington Post, the victims in Florida were among at least 20 people who have been killed so far this year in the United States in suspected right-wing attacks (compared to “just one fatal attack in 2018 that may have been motivated by left-wing ideologies.”) This comes amid an “up tick in right-wing terrorism,” as the report puts it. The FBI has documented this phenomenon as an increase in hate crimes. In April 2009, the Obama administration’s Department of Homeland Security released a report warning this could happen. Naturally, conservatives went ballistic.

28 NOVEMBER 2018

**Between the actions of former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone and former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, Special Counsel Robert Mueller has the biggest proof yet of collusion and obstruction of justice /Progress Report The case for collusion: Roger Stone Mueller allegedly has evidence that Roger Stone directed his associate, Jerome Corsi, to communicate with WikiLeaks about the hacked Clinton campaign emails prior to their release, then funnel the information back to Stone and on to the Trump campaign. The stolen emails were hacked by Russia in the first place. The kicker? The Trump campaign knew. The case for obstruction: Paul Manafort Manafort allegedly lied to federal investigators after pleading guilty and signing a plea deal to cooperate. Reports show that Manafort’s attorneys briefed Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, on the case. If Manafort disclosed any personal information or there was any discussion of a pardon, “some legal experts believe that the feeding of information by Manafort’s lawyers to the Trump team could amount to obstruction of justice or witness tampering”— especially since Trump continues to corruptly dangle a pardon in front of Manafort. We’ll know soon; Trump’s attorneys just submitted the president’s written responses to the Mueller probe. We wouldn’t be surprised if his story aligns nicely with Manafort’s.

30 NOVEMBER 2018

*Linda Fairstein’s role in railroading the Central Park 5 escaped everyone’s attention — until now /ThinkProgress Linda Fairstein is the author of 20 novels about Alexandra Cooper, a fictional Manhattan prosecutor inspired by Fairstein’s real experiences as the chief of the Manhattan district attorney’s office’s sex crimes unit. Fairstein also oversaw the prosecution of the young teenage boys who would become known to all the world as the Central Park Five: the black and Hispanic children who were wrongly convicted in a grisly 1989 rape case. It was the former achievement that, in the eyes of the Mystery Writers of America (MWA), merited one of the highest honors her genre has to offer: The prize of Grand Master at the Edgar Awards. It was the latter — not only her involvement at the time of the prosecution, but her repeated insistence that the confessions of the boys were not coerced and her failure to apologize for her role in sending five innocent children to prison — that prompted several mystery writers, including last year’s Best Novel winner, to publicly call for the MWA to rescind Fairstein’s award.

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Intelligence, Secrecy & Power, N. 730, 30 November 2018

THE MORE IMPORTANT TITLES OF THE LAST FORTNIGHT OF NOVEMBER 2018 ORGANIZED BY DATE

16 NOVEMBER 2018

**Parents Deliver Ashes of Diabetic Children to Price-Gouging Insulin Manufacturer [Sanofi]
**The Brutal Reality Of Brexit – The deal she agreed with Brussels is unravelling fast

17 NOVEMBER 2018

**Bankrupt Sears wants to give executives $19 million in bonuses
**Democrats pick up another House seat [Orange County] in California with Walters concession [former home of the extreme right John Birch Society]
**First Ever Ranked-Choice Vote Flips Seat to Dems
**Immigration worries drove the Brexit vote – Then attitudes changed
**Man who raped dying teen, texted explicit pictures will serve less than 3 years
**Ohio House Passes Bill to Criminalize Abortions on Fetuses With a Heartbeat

18 NOVEMBER 2018

**A Democratic Rout in Orange County: Cisneros’s Win Makes It Four
**America Is Blaming Pregnant Women for Their Own Deaths
**GOP Adviser Slams Georgia’s Brian Kemp For Cheating and Undermining Democracy To Win Governor Race
**Orange County, A Conservative Bastion, Turns Blue For The First Time In Decades
**With his victory, Gil Cisneros gives Democrats all seven of Orange County’s congressional seats

19 NOVEMBER 2018

**#RakeAmericaGreatAgain – “We’ve got to take care of the floors, you know the floors of the forest, very important” – Donald Trump
**GOP candidate “lynching” statement & Peter Zieve money
**Local NRA leader [Jim Lydigsen] demands secession from Washington [state] after a state gun control initiative won big
**New York City – Showed Children Were Exposed to Lead – The Official Response: Challenge the Tests
**Trump attacks likely House Intelligence chair as ‘little Adam Schitt’ [Schiff] on Twitter

20 NOVEMBER 2018

**”I will lay this on the foot of those environmental radicals that have prevented us from managing the forests for years and you know what — this is on them” – Ryan Zinke
**A top bridal magazine refused to feature gay couples. Now it’s going out of business
**An extraordinary 24 hours [reactions to Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith’s “public hanging” statement]
**Australia’s White Magazine shuts down over gay marriage
**California fires: Trump administration now blames devastation on ‘radical environmentalists’
**Climate Change Denial Is Raking the Ashes of Paradise
**’Like a Terror Movie’: How Climate Change Will Cause More Simultaneous Disasters
**’Pleasure what a name’: President Trump calls fire-ravaged Paradise wrong name
**Zinke blames ‘environmental radicals’ for deadly California fires

21 NOVEMBER 2018

**AP Cameraman Shot During Gaza Protest
**Democratic House’s First Step: Voting Rights
**US – Do Not Eat Romaine Lettuce, Health Officials Warn
**Federal Agency to Consult With Anti-Choice Groups on Fetal Tissue Research
**Federal judge declares ban on female genital mutilation unconstitutional
**Stunning Investigation Exposes Israel’s Secretive Assassination Program
**Survivors Confront Far Right’s #HimToo Campaign [so-called false rape allegations] in Portland
**There is no US requirement that turkeys or other poultry be free of salmonella

22 NOVEMBER 2018

**Chief Justice [John Roberts] Defends Judicial Independence After Trump Attacks ‘Obama Judge’
**Facebook Admits To Targeting Billionaire George Soros In PR Attack
**In a Kansas City park, a health inspector poured bleach on food donated to homeless people
**Why Chief Justice John Roberts spoke out

23 NOVEMBER 2018

**A former member of the Ku Klux Klan, George Malvaney, donated $1000 to Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS)
**’Mama, I’m shot’: Girl who wrote essay about gun violence is killed by stray bullet in Milwaukee
**Rebuffing CIA, Trump Says It Only Has ‘Feelings’ About Khashoggi Killing [the opposite is more likely]

24 NOVEMBER 2018

**Climate change will shrink US economy and kill thousands, [US] government report warns
**Federal Climate Report Predicts At Least 3 Degrees Of Warming By 2100
**The Website That Shows How a Free Press Can Die [Origo in Hungary]

25 NOVEMBER 2018

**”Brexit” is the the British withdrawal from the EU which half the county no longer wants, no one knows how to stop and everyone knows will cause chaos
**Mississippi newspaper: Hyde-Smith attended segregation academy
**Mississippi Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith pushed resolution praising Confederate soldier’s effort to ‘defend his homeland’
**Parents of [black] man killed at Alabama mall [killed but not the shooter] ‘outraged’ by police treatment
**Parliament seizes cache of Facebook internal papers [Cambridge Analytica]
**UK’s withdrawal agreement from the European Union approved by EU leaders

26 NOVEMBER 2018

**Cindy Hyde-Smith strikes out [Major League Baseball withdraws financing]
**EU Leaders and UK Agree on Brexit Divorce Terms
**Mueller report will be ‘devastating’ for the president: Frequent Trump defender
**Research predicted this wave of right-wing domestic terrorism – Republicans tanked the report
**Trump Administration’s Strategy on Climate: Try to Bury Its Own Scientific Report
**Ukraine to impose martial law as standoff with Russia in Black Sea intensifies

27 NOVEMBER 2018

**Border Patrol Officer [Lonnie Swartz] Who Shot [and killed] Unarmed Teenager [José Antonio Elena Rodríguez] on Mexican Soil Is Acquitted
**Contradicting border chief, Trump claims 3 officers ‘very badly hurt’ by migrants
**Facebook executive to be grilled by unprecedented group of lawmakers from 9 countries
**Matthew Whitaker Was Illegally Appointed and Should Be Removed
**World’s First Gene-Edited Babies Born This Month, Researcher Says

28 NOVEMBER 2018

**Active shooter drill gone awry, sparks panic at Walter Reed Hospital
**After Reaping Billions in Public Subsidies, GM to Fire Nearly 15,000 Workers
**Between the actions of former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone and former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, Special Counsel Robert Mueller has the biggest proof yet of collusion and obstruction of justice
**One Six-Figure Donor Funds [acting Attorney General] Whitaker Nonprofit With Dark Money
**Public Hangings ‘Would Deter a Lot of Crime’: Mississippi Legislator Defends Hyde-Smith Lynching Comments [not according to sociology and criminology]
**Trump: My gut tells me more than anybody’s brain

29 NOVEMBER 2018

**As California Republicans confront a congressional wipeout, GOP leader Kevin McCarthy faces a reckoning
**As part of a new plea deal with Mueller’s team, President Trump’s former attorney and fixer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty in federal court this morning to lying to Congress about the Trump-Russia investigation
**Chuck Schumer [New York Democrat Senator] Doesn’t Seem to Know That Donald Trump Is Extraordinarily Unpopular
**Houston-Area ATM Mistakenly Dispenses $100 Bills, Not $10s
**Ivanka Trump Says ‘Lock Her Up’ Doesn’t Apply To Her
**Michael Cohen’s new guilty plea should scare the pants off Donald Trump and the White House
**Senate advances bill to end US involvement in Yemen war after ‘inadequate’ briefing on Saudi Arabia [by Pompeo and Mattis]
**TJ Cox beats Republican Rep. David Valadao to give Democrats gain of 40 House seats, seven in California

30 NOVEMBER 2018

**A Clear Link Between Trump and Russia Is Now Out in the Open
**CNN Fired Marc Lamont Hill For Saying Palestinians Deserve Equal Rights
**Cohen Pleads Guilty and Details Trump’s Involvement in Moscow Tower Project
**Good News: Farr Goes Down

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