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by Bjinse on Tue Apr 2nd, 2019 at 08:07:04 PM EST
Trudeau expels Wilson-Raybould, Philpott from Liberal caucus over SNC-Lavalin affair
res ipsa loquitor, dude: "'If a politician secretly records a conversation with anyone, it's wrong,' he said. 'When that cabinet minister is the attorney-general of Canada secretly recording the Clerk of the Privy Council, it is unconscionable.'"

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Apr 3rd, 2019 at 04:25:55 AM EST
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Women turn backs while Trudeau speaks at event day after Wilson-Raybould, Philpott ouster
"He said he welcomes disagreement within his government, but can't work with people he doesn't trust."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Apr 3rd, 2019 at 11:20:03 PM EST
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Don't they have whistleblower protection in Canada? I thought they were so advanced and all.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Thu Apr 4th, 2019 at 07:16:22 AM EST
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The Hill
Two years after leaving office, Joe Biden couldn't resist the temptation last year to brag to an audience of foreign policy specialists about the time as vice president that he strong-armed Ukraine into firing its top prosecutor.

In his own words, with video cameras rolling, Biden described how he threatened Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in March 2016 that the Obama administration would pull $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees, sending the former Soviet republic toward insolvency, if it didn't immediately fire Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

"I said, `You're not getting the billion.' I'm going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours. I looked at them and said: `I'm leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you're not getting the money,'" Biden recalled telling Poroshenko.

"Well, son of a bitch, he got fired. And they put in place someone who was solid at the time," Biden told the Council on Foreign Relations event, insisting that President Obama was in on the threat.

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But Ukrainian officials tell me there was one crucial piece of information that Biden must have known but didn't mention to his audience: The prosecutor he got fired was leading a wide-ranging corruption probe into the natural gas firm Burisma Holdings that employed Biden's younger son, Hunter, as a board member.

U.S. banking records show Hunter Biden's American-based firm, Rosemont Seneca Partners LLC, received regular transfers into one of its accounts -- usually more than $166,000 a month -- from Burisma from spring 2014 through fall 2015, during a period when Vice President Biden was the main U.S. official dealing with Ukraine and its tense relations with Russia.

by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Wed Apr 3rd, 2019 at 09:29:35 AM EST
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Doesn't surprise me.  The whole DLC faction is as corrupt as the Pendergast machine in Kansas City.  They've been better at hiding it.

And the GOP is either just-as-bad or worse.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Wed Apr 3rd, 2019 at 08:13:27 PM EST
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Abdelaziz Bouteflika seeks forgiveness from Algerians facing new era
"The 12-member [Onstitutional Council] then formally notified Parliament that Algeria no longer has a president. Both chambers of the national legislature are expected to meet to name the president of the upper house as interim leader for 90 days while elections are organized."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Apr 4th, 2019 at 12:32:24 AM EST
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It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Thu Apr 4th, 2019 at 07:19:23 AM EST
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Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Apr 4th, 2019 at 12:36:07 AM EST
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Sounds about right. Hope she also sends a letter to the NYT.


"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Thu Apr 4th, 2019 at 05:21:39 AM EST
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Manning moved from solitary

Quito schedules Assange arrest

DOJ files FISA evidence of Iran sanction breach
Meng Wanzhou incommunicado

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Apr 5th, 2019 at 12:12:19 AM EST
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'Obscene' Bipartisan Applause for NATO in Congress (EN), A/V, transcript
The reason why I say it's naked ambition is because listen to Stoltenberg's speech today. One of the things he talks about is "NATO, we create jobs, we are good for the economy, we boost the economy.
Troubled by Russia, Stoltenberg pledges unity in Congress as NATO turns 70
The Congress invitation to Stoltenberg was widely interpreted as a message to Trump that there is bipartisan support for NATO among US lawmakers. Earlier this year, they passed legislation seeking to prevent any US president from leaving the alliance without Congressional approval.
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On Thursday (4 April) Stoltenberg will lead a meeting of NATO foreign ministers, hosted by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. NATO member states are set to discuss relations with Russia and Black Sea security, the fight against terrorism and burden sharing.


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Apr 5th, 2019 at 12:28:29 AM EST
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Bombing brown people to steal their wealth has bi-partisan support.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Fri Apr 5th, 2019 at 04:20:43 PM EST
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"GOP healthcare solution" is an oxymoron, like "alone together" or "Beto policy idea"

— Mike Gravel (@MikeGravel) April 4, 2019
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Fri Apr 5th, 2019 at 06:49:14 PM EST
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