The Secret History of the Push to Strike Iran Sections Skip to content Skip to site index Feature Hawks in Israel and America have spent more than a decade agitating for war against the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program. Will Trump finally deliver? Credit Credit Photo illustration by Cristiana Couceiro Supported by ByRonen Bergman and Mark Mazzetti Sept. 4, 2019, 5:00 a.m. ET In july of 2017, the White House was at a crossroads on the question of Iran. President Trump had made a campaign pledge to leave the “terrible” nuclear deal that President Barack Obama negotiated with Tehran, but prominent members of Trump’s cabinet spent the early months of the administration pushing the mercurial president to negotiate a stronger agreement rather than scotch the deal entirely. Thus far, the forces for negotiation had prevailed. But counterforces were also at work. Stephen K. Bannon, then still an … [Read more...] about The Secret History of the Push to Strike Iran
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Elizabeth Evitts Dickinson, The Washington Post Published 2:57 pm PDT, Tuesday, April 30, 2019 FILE - This April 10, 1996, file photo shows one of the four pairs of ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in the 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz" on display during a media tour of the "America's Smithsonian" traveling exhibition in Kansas City, Mo. Federal authorities say they have recovered a pair of ruby slippers worn by Garland that were stolen from the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids, Minn., in August 2005 when someone went through a window and broke into the small display case. The shoes were insured for $1 million. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga, File) less FILE - This April 10, 1996, file photo shows one of the four pairs of ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in the 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz" on display during a media tour of the "America's Smithsonian" ... more Photo: Ed Zurga / Associated Press 1996 … [Read more...] about The case of Dorothy’s stolen ruby slippers
President Donald Trump weighed in on the mass layoffs at multiple media outlets that have affected more than 1,000 workers.He attributed the losses at BuzzFeed and HuffPost to "Fake News and bad journalism," and warned that "many others will follow."Top editors for both outlets lashed out at Trump Saturday afternoon, criticizing his remarks as cruel and "disgusting."President Donald Trump gloated over mass layoffs at multiple news outlets on Saturday, tweeting that "many others will follow" and attributing the loss to "Fake News.""Fake News and bad journalism have caused a big downturn. Sadly, many others will follow. The people want the Truth!" he tweeted.Trump was referring to the more than 1,000 media jobs that were axed this week after HuffPost owner Verizon Media, as well as Gannett and BuzzFeed, announced large staff cuts.“Ax falls quickly at BuzzFeed and Huffpost!” Headline, New York Post. Fake News and bad journalism have caused a big downturn. Sadly, many others … [Read more...] about ‘The people want the Truth!’: Trump gloats over the loss of American media jobs
Mitch McConnell Got Everything He Wanted. But at What Cost? Sections Skip to content Skip to site index Feature The president whom the Senate Republican leader helped elect has turned out to be the one thing he can’t control. Mitch McConnell in the United States Capitol in December. Credit Credit Damon Winter/The New York Times Supported by ByCharles Homans Jan. 22, 2019 At sunrise, there it was: a red-tailed hawk, its gyre widening over the United States Capitol building in the Creamsicle-colored light, like the world’s least subtle literary reference. It was still there by midafternoon, drifting on the thermals over the mostly depopulated National Mall, wheeling occasionally past the window in the hallway outside the office where the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, sat on the 20th day of what would soon become the longest government shutdown in American history. That morning, Jan. 10, … [Read more...] about Mitch McConnell Got Everything He Wanted. But at What Cost?
America’s foremost attorney for far-right extremists wanted “a little gravy,” then lied to cover it up. That’s just part of his twisted journey through a lax legal system. By Luke O'Brien 12/27/2018 03:09 pm ET Updated 2 minutes ago One morning this June, a group of lawyers filed into the office of the State Bar of Nevada and closed the door. It was summer in Las Vegas, the morning temperature already nearing 100 degrees, but inside the low-slung tan building, the lawyers had a chilly question to address: what to do about one of their own. Marc Randazza had been a problem for years. Randazza, who represents conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and many other far-right extremists, had long relied on lawyer buddies to pump his public image. By their telling and his own, Randazza was a First Amendment “badass.” But he was a combative badass, even vicious, and he’d left a trail of bad blood and trampled ethics behind him. Randazza had … [Read more...] about Alex Jones’ Lawyer Violated Legal Ethics By Soliciting Porn Bribes. Just How Dirty Is Marc Randazza?