Democrats demand the country focus on Russia’s alleged election interference without proof instead of advancing a platform that can compete with Trump.
For this week’s “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast, hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola are joined by Mark Ames, a journalist and co-host of the Radio War Nerd podcast. Ames also is the co-author of “The Exile: Sex, Drugs, and Libel in the New Russia” and “Going Postal: Rage, Murder, and Rebellion
The Clinton campaign took money from pro-Putin oligarchs, while The Podesta Group, a lobbying firm tied to the campaign, lobbied U.S. against Russia sanctions.
Iraqi Coalition Advances on Mosul; Putin Says US-Russia Relations Sacrificed for Political Campaigns
Iraqi, Kurdish and American forces are advancing on Mosul from various directions, and more in our global news round-up.
US warships fired missiles at Houthi targets in Yemen. A test drop of mock nuclear weapons was done in Nevada in early October, and more from around the world.
There is a specter haunting the establishment media, the specter of a Trump presidency. This idea is apparently so terrifying that no unethical and hypocritical action is too extreme for “mainstream” journalists to take if it they believe it will damage Trump’s presidential prospects. Enter the Russian threat. Russian President
At the G20, Pres. Obama met with Turkish Pres. Erdogan, where he promised to help bring coup plotters to justice, and with Russian Pres. Putin, where they failed to agree on a Syria deal.
To use the words of Times reporters, whether by conviction, convenience, or coincidence, their attacks on Wikileaks dovetail with the interests of the Clinton campaign.
On Thursday, former Hillary Clinton gave a speech in Reno, Nevada, criticizing the “alt-right’s” support for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
Roqayah and Kumars talk to Adam Johnson about his work chronicling how mainstream media outlets serve as PR firms for government and other powerful interests.