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  • Putting the Con in Foxconn Wisconsin: How Commercial Studies Have Justified the Transfer of Wealth from Taxpayers to Corporations September 24, 2018
    For Governor Scott Walker and his boosters, the project is “transformative,” a “once in a lifetime” opportunity. For citizens? Not so much. This summer, the roar of bulldozers replaced the sound of tractors over thousands of agricultural acres outside of Racine in southeastern Wisconsin. Road, water, and electricity infrastructure construction was well under way for […]
    Lawrence Tabak, The American Prospect
  • Here Are 5 Crucial Details from Deborah Ramirez's Allegation Against Brett Kavanaugh September 24, 2018
    The New Yorker’s article comes after the allegations of Palo Alto University psychology professor Christine Blasey Ford. Just when it seemed that the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court couldn’t become any more intense or controversial, two bombshells dropped over the weekend. On Sunday, September 23, Jane Mayer and Ronan Farrow […]
    Alex Henderson, AlterNet
  • Conservative Pundit Predicts This Cabinet Official Will Resign Soon to Launch a 2020 Challenge to Trump September 24, 2018
    Trump's precarious position makes a GOP challenger more likely Conservative writer Jennifer Rubin has been among the group of right-leaning commentators who feel completely abandoned by the Republican Party since the rise of President Donald Trump. But in Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Rubin sees a figure that she thinks could bring […]
    Cody Fenwick, AlterNet
  • This One Piece of Paper Threatens Trump at His Very Core — And Explains Why He Needs Rosenstein Out Now September 24, 2018
    Trump’s “genius” for selling New York and Florida real estate at ridiculous markups actually disguises systematic money-laundering. Monday’s sudden Rod Rosenstein “resignation” crisis didn’t come out of nowhere—it came out of planted stories designed to make the deputy attorney general look like an intolerable loose cannon. But the timing does seem curious. Donald Trump had already […]
    Mark Sumner, Daily Kos
  • Trump Hopes the Drama of Firing Rod Rosenstein Could Distract from Brett Kavanaugh's Sexual Assault Allegations: Report September 24, 2018
    A new Vanity Fair report could help explain the mysterious news around Rosenstein leaving the Justice Department. When news broke from multiple outlets Monday morning that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein — who oversees Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation — was either resigning or being fired from the Justice Department, the political conversation became […]
    Cody Fenwick, AlterNet
  • Supreme Scandal: These 5 US Senators Are Being Targeted for Protests Against Brett Kavanaugh September 24, 2018
    The anti-Kavanaugh protests will likely intensify as the week progresses. Today, many Republicans in the U.S. Senate are being targeted for protests by opponents of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s controversial nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court—including Maine Sen. Susan Collins, a swing vote who, like Alaska’s Sen. Lisa Murkowski, could help to either […]
    Alex Henderson, AlterNet
  • Rosenstein Set to Meet with Trump Thursday: Has Not Been Fired and Has Not Resigned – Yet September 24, 2018
    NBC News' Peter Alexander reports Rosenstein is set to meet with President Trump on Thursday. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, despite a flurry of conflicting reports, has not been fired – yet. Reports now state he was attending a previously-scheduled meeting Monday morning.NBC News' Peter Alexander reports Rosenstein is set to meet with President Trump […]
    David Badash, The New Civil Rights Movement
  • Here’s Why It Matters If Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein Resigns — Or Forces Trump to Fire Him September 24, 2018
    "If Rosenstein forces Trump to fire him, Trump might have to fight legally to appoint an acting AG." There are now conflicting reports about whether deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein plans to resign from his position or whether the Trump White House plans to fire him.While the original report from Axios claimed that Rosenstein planned to resign in anticipation of […]
    Brad Reed, Raw Story
  • Fourth Kavanaugh Accuser Comes Forward, Is Speaking to Authorities in Maryland: Report September 24, 2018
    The floodgates are opening. UPDATE SEPT. 24, 2:58 PM:The Montgomery Country Police Department on Monday said it has not recevied a request to investigate Brett Kavanaugh.According to a statement, the department stand "ready to investigate any claim of sexual assault that is alleged to have occurred within our County."As the Montgomery Country Sentinel reports in […]
    Matthew Chapman, AlterNet
  • Avenatti Says New Kavanaugh Accuser is Prepared to Testify that He Participated in the 'Targeting of Women with Alcohol' September 24, 2018
    There could be a shoe still to drop in the Kavanaugh scandal. Just as Senate Republicans finally capitulated to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's request to testify about her attempted rape allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Thursday, The New Yorker's Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer dropped the news that yet another woman, Deborah […]
    Matthew Chapman, AlterNet