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Crookie Award, 2019 Nickname Of The Year: Moscow Mitch

Politics
12/30/19 10:12am
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The government shutdown FAIL, giving away the impeachment trial game and also celebrating his legislation graveyard. Why, Moscow Mitch McConnell?
By Frances Langum

https://crooksandliars.com/2019/12/crookie-award-2019-nickname-year-moscow

Elizabeth Warren New Year's Eve Speech in Boston

https://www.c-span.org/video/?467635-1/elizabeth-warren-years-eve-speech-boston

Warren warns 'democracy hangs in the balance' in New Year's Eve speech


Politics
December 31, 2019 / 10:05 AM / Updated 19 minutes ago

Joseph Ax, Amanda Becker 4 Min Read

BOSTON (Reuters) - Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren sought to re-energize her White House campaign in a New Year’s Eve speech on Tuesday, warning that “democracy hangs in the balance” five weeks before nominating contests begin in early February.

In her home state of Massachusetts on the first anniversary of her campaign launch, Warren said President Donald Trump would “try to cheat his way through yet another election” if he is not removed from office after his impeachment by the Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives.

“In the past 12 months, the president has become bolder with his lies and more brazen in his law-breaking,” said Warren, who as a U.S. senator will vote on whether to convict Trump of improperly pressuring Ukraine for political favors. “Meanwhile, the Republicans in Congress have turned into fawning, spineless defenders of his crimes.”

The race for the Democratic nomination remains fluid as the calendar turns to 2020, with 15 Democrats still in the running and a majority of voters telling pollsters that they have yet to settle on a final choice. The nominating contests in Iowa and New Hampshire in early February will be critical tests of candidates’ viability.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-warren/warren-warns-democracy-hangs-in-the-balance-in-new-years-eve-speech-idUSKBN1YZ117?il=0

Warren warns 'democracy hangs in the balance' in New Year's Eve speech

Politics
December 31, 2019 / 10:05 AM / Updated 3 minutes ago

Joseph Ax, Amanda Becker 4 Min Read

BOSTON (Reuters) - Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren sought to re-energize her White House campaign in a New Year’s Eve speech on Tuesday, warning that “democracy hangs in the balance” five weeks before nominating contests begin in early February.

In her home state of Massachusetts on the first anniversary of her campaign launch, Warren said President Donald Trump would “try to cheat his way through yet another election” if he is not removed from office after his impeachment by the Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives.

“In the past 12 months, the president has become bolder with his lies and more brazen in his law-breaking,” said Warren, who as a U.S. senator will vote on whether to convict Trump of improperly pressuring Ukraine for political favors. “Meanwhile, the Republicans in Congress have turned into fawning, spineless defenders of his crimes.”

The race for the Democratic nomination remains fluid as the calendar turns to 2020, with 15 Democrats still in the running and a majority of voters telling pollsters that they have yet to settle on a final choice. The nominating contests in Iowa and New Hampshire in early February will be critical tests of candidates’ viability.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-warren/warren-warns-democracy-hangs-in-the-balance-in-new-years-eve-speech-idUSKBN1YZ117?il=0

NYT Report Reveals Truth About President Donald Trump Tax Cuts The Last Word MSNBC

Lawrence: All The President's Men Must Testify In Senate Impeachment Trial The Last Word MSNBC

Duran Duran - Ordinary World Live (A Diamond In The Mind)................



The biggest business con of 2019: fleecing workers while bosses get rich

Robert Reich

Corporate social responsibility is the second-biggest con of 2019 (Donald Trump remains in first place).

Consider Boeing, whose board just fired its CEO, Dennis Muilenburg, in order “to restore confidence in the company moving forward as it works to repair relationships with regulators, customers, and all other stakeholders”.

Restore confidence? Muilenburg’s successor will be David Calhoun, who, as a longstanding member of Boeing’s board of directors, allowed Muilenburg to remain CEO for more than a year after the first 737 Max crash and after internal studies found that the jetliner posed an unacceptable risk of accident. It caused the deaths of 346 people.

Muilenburg raked in $30m in 2018. He could walk away from Boeing with another $60m.

Boeing isn’t the only large corporation with a confidence problem.

Until his ouster, Muilenburg was a director of the Business Roundtable, an association of 192 CEOs of America’s largest corporations. With great fanfare last August, it announced a “fundamental commitment to all of our stakeholders” (emphasis in the original) and not just their shareholders.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/dec/29/boeing-amazon-business-ethics-robert-reich

California's groundbreaking privacy law takes effect in January. What does it do?

Landmark law, the ‘most comprehensive’ in the US, gives Californians an arsenal of tools to protect their data online

Last year, California passed a landmark privacy law that gives consumers more control over their data. The legislation gives residents unprecedented rights to control what information companies collect on them and how it is used.

The California Consumer Privacy Act will go into action 1 January 2020, giving residents of the state a whole new arsenal of tools to protect their data and personal information online – and saddling businesses with a lot more responsibility.

Here is everything you need to know about California’s “groundbreaking” new privacy law.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/dec/30/california-consumer-privacy-act-what-does-it-do

Yale psychiatrist reveals how to tell which side is telling the truth on impeachment

Published 1 min ago on December 30, 2019

By Bob Brigham


The new year is expected to feature a Senate impeachment trial and the 2020 presidential election with both sides aggressively pushing their messages to voters.

But what are voters to do if one side simply lies?

That question was addressed on Monday by Dr. Bandy Lee, a forensic psychiatrist at Yale.

“It does not take a professional to notice anymore that almost everything Donald Trump or his supporters say are projections (displacing unbearable thoughts and characteristics of their own onto others in order to disown them),” Lee wrote on Twitter. “They even project projection.”

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/12/yale-psychiatrist-reveals-how-to-tell-which-side-is-telling-the-truth-on-impeachment/

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