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Flimsy Evidence and Fringe Sources Land People on Secretive Banking Watchlist

A corporate database used by banks and other institutions to screen clients for crimes such as money laundering and terror financing has labeled …

Thomson Reuters

California Gov. Jerry Brown Thinks Single Payer Can’t Work. Watch Presidential Candidate Jerry Brown Disagree.

California’s Senate passed legislation to create a first-in-the-nation single-payer universal health care system earlier this month, but it faces …

Health Care

Prominent Democratic Fundraisers Realign to Lobby for Trump’s Agenda

After President Donald Trump’s upset election victory, Democratic insiders who worked on Hillary Clinton’s failed presidential bid weren’t …

Affordable Care Act

The Pentagon Says One Civilian Died in Drone Strike on Syrian Mosque. Witnesses Say It Killed Dozens.

Earlier this month, the Pentagon announced the results of an internal review into a U.S. drone attack on a mosque in a village in Syria. There had …

State Election Boss Learned Russia Hacking Details From News Report, Not the Feds

A top state election official expressed alarm Wednesday that the federal government withheld information about cyberattacks against the U.S. election …

Sen. Warner Wants Russia Hacking Info Public but Pushes Prosecution for Alleged Leaker Who Revealed It

Weeks after calling for the prosecution of alleged National Security Agency leaker Reality Winner, Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., the top Democrat on the …

Dakota Access-Style Policing Moves to Pennsylvania’s Mariner East 2 Pipeline

After months of employing military-style counterinsurgency tactics to subvert opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota, Iowa, …

Injustice

As Standing Rock Camps Cleared Out, TigerSwan Expanded Surveillance to Array of Progressive Causes

By the time law enforcement officers began evicting residents of the Oceti Sakowin Dakota Access Pipeline resistance camp near the Standing Rock …

Injustice

Jared Kushner’s Pursuit of Middle East Peace Looks a Lot Like Total Surrender to Israel

While Israeli officials and reporters routinely refer to all Palestinian attacks against members of their security forces as terrorism — and …

Israel

Texas Couple Exonerated 25 Years After Being Convicted of Lurid Crimes That Never Happened

Twenty-five years after they were convicted of a crime that never happened, Fran and Dan Keller were formally exonerated on June 20 in Austin, …

Dispatch from the Dirtbag Left

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Theresa May Wants To Fight Islamophobia in the U.K.? You Must Be Joking.

“There has been far too much tolerance of extremism,” declaimed Theresa May, standing outside Downing Street on Monday morning, “… and that means …

Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn Wants to Requisition Homes of the Rich for Fire Survivors — Like Churchill Did in WWII

British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has a bold proposal to house the survivors of a devastating fire at London’s Grenfell Tower apartment …

Jeremy Corbyn

The PTA Mom Trump Unleashed on American Politics Is More Radical Than You Think

Up until the 2016 election, Brandi Calvert, a real estate agent in Wichita, Kansas, hadn’t gotten involved in national politics. She dutifully voted …

Jon Ossoff

Mitch McConnell Snubs Patient Groups Seeking Answers on GOP Health Care Plan for Fundraising Dinner

As the Senate prepares to vote on the GOP health reform replacement bill, health care interest groups have ratcheted up the pressure, demanding …

U.S. Congress

Rex Tillerson Works From Home Instead of Confronting Venezuelan Ghosts of His Past

Venezuela and its president, Nicolás Maduro, have proved to be favorite targets of the Trump administration’s ire. At the outset of a summit on …

Venezuela

Republican Data-Mining Firm Exposed Personal Information for Virtually Every American Voter

The GOP’s 2016 presidential upset wasn’t surprising just because it put Donald Trump in the White House; it also proved the party had vastly improved …

Security

Attack on Muslims in London Was Terrorism, U.K. Prime Minister Says

<i>Updated: 12:48 p.m. EDT</i><p>“This morning, our country woke to news of another terrorist attack on the streets of our capital city,” British Prime …

Terrorism

Joe Manchin Was One of Five Democrats Who Saved Saudi Arms Sales. His Primary Opponent Is Furious.

A Senate resolution disapproving of a portion of arms sales to Saudi Arabia — which has been waging a long, bloody war in Yemen that has sparked …

Joe Manchin

The History Channel Is Finally Telling the Stunning Secret Story of the War on Drugs

The good news for Grassley, and for everyone else, is that starting Sunday night and running through Wednesday the History Channel is showing a new …

History Channel

Syrian Archives Add New Details to Henry Kissinger’s Disastrous Middle East Record

Even the harshest critics of the late Syrian President Hafez al-Assad should appreciate him for his treatment of Richard Nixon’s vainglorious …

Foreign Policy

Trump Officials Overseeing Amazon-Whole Foods Merger May Face Conflicts of Interest

The blockbuster deal by Amazon to purchase Whole Foods rocked financial markets on Friday. Grocery and retail outlet stocks were in a tailspin …

Whole Foods

Arizona Aid Group Questions Border Patrol Surveillance Following a Raid on Its Camp

A three-day showdown in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert between Border Patrol agents and a humanitarian group, which culminated in a raid and the arrests of …

Immigration

Brad Pitt’s “War Machine” Offers an Absurd and Scathing Critique of America’s Delusional Generals

“War Machine” is directed by David Michod and stars Brad Pitt as a thinly-veiled version of Stanley McChrystal, the gung-ho general who led U.S. …

New Teflon Toxin Found in North Carolina Drinking Water

A persistent and toxic industrial chemical known as GenX has been detected in the drinking water in Wilmington, North Carolina, and in surface waters …

Water

Trump To Reverse Obama Openings To Cuba Under the False Flag of Human Rights

In the days following the death of Fidel Castro, then-President-elect Donald Trump did exactly what one might expect: He took to Twitter. Trump …

$15 for 15 minutes: How Courts Are Letting Prison Phone Companies Gouge Incarcerated People

When Mary Shields was first sent to prison, her daughter was too young to understand why their phone calls would cut off mid-conversation and why she …

Prison

How Sanctuary Cities Can Protect Undocumented Immigrants From ICE Data Mining

New York City dodged a bullet in April when a federal judge allowed the destruction of more than 900,000 records of applicants for IDNYC, a citywide …

Immigration

Theresa May Avoids Survivors of Grenfell Tower Fire During Visit to Scene of Disaster

As families of those still missing appealed for help in finding their loved ones, Prime Minister Theresa May visited the scene of a deadly fire at …

Brexit

Trump Officials Overseeing Health Care Overhaul Previously Lobbied for Health Insurance Firms

The political appointees tapped by President Donald Trump to oversee federal health care programs — including the potential transition to a new …

Health Care