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Today's Featured Story: Can Trump Keep His Financial
Records From The People?
- Apr. 26st, 2019

Trump acts as if he is once again a major investor of a failing casino.
He is certainly working to keep his financial records to himself.
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Congress Failing To Curb Presidential Classification
Authority - Jan. 29th, 2018

'It does not appear that either [Congressional] house has invoked its [authority]
for disclosing classified information,' stated a federal study.
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Climate Change May Reap Big Profits For Federal
Contractors - Feb. 28th, 2018

The increasingly violent hurricane season may actually create quite a financial
windfall for U.S. government contractors.
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Are Contractors Running Things At The Pentagon? - Mar.
30th, 2018

'The government can become overly reliant on contractors and risk contractors
performing inherently governmental functions,' states the GAO.
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As International Tensions Increase, Foreign Investment
Questioned - Mar. 31st, 2018

Why conquer a nation by force when you can simply buy its companies?
'Great Pacific Garbage Patch' 16 Times Larger Than
Previously Thought - Apr. 29th, 2018

The Garbage Patch now has been estimated to contain a whopping 1.8 trillion
pieces of plastic, and covers an area almost 2.5 times larger than that of
modern France.
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What’s Behind the ‘New Cold War’? Probably Arctic Oil -
May 31st, 2018

The current fury may be 'motivated in part by a desire to exercise sovereign
control over the Arctic region's increasingly accessible oil and gas reserves.'
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Congress Needs To Watch Trump’s Covert Activities - June
30th, 2018

Covert actions and clandestine activities remain some of the greatest threats to
a functional democracy.
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U.S. Navy Conducting Spy Activites, Says Report - July 31st,
2018

Since September 11, 2001, the Navy has carried out various activities that often
'blurred the traditional lines between soldier and spy,' states the report.
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Social Media Censors Are As Dangerous As Political
Ones - Aug. 31st, 2018

When anyone insists on censoring you, they are doing it for
themselves, to
either grab power or to maintain it.
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Orwell Pointed Out The Dangers Of Corporate
Censorship - Sept. 4th, 2018

'The sinister fact about literary censorship in England [or the United States] is
that it is largely voluntary,' declared George Orwell in the 1940s.
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Pentagon Fire-Fighting Foam Contains Cancer-Causing
Chemicals - Sept. 30th, 2018

The Pentagon has identified over 400 military installations which may have
released potentially dangerous chemicals, states the GAO.
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The Basis of US-Saudi Ties? Oil, Money And Cheap
Labor - Oct. 30th, 2018

'Indications are that Saudi Arabia will remain an authoritarian state,' said a
journal representing U.S. Foreign Service members.
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How Does A Person Become House Speaker? - Nov. 30th,
2018

House members 'may vote for any individual' to serve as speaker, and 'are not
required to vote for one of the [nominated] candidates,' declares a major study.
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One Law Keeps U.S. Presidents From Becoming
Warmongers - Dec. 31st, 2018

This law gives Congress the power to remove U.S. Armed Forces from
unauthorized military engagements.
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Native American Tribes Still Sometimes Lack Say In
Contracts With Feds - Jan. 31st 2019

If the European has taught the Red Man anything, it’s that a statement put on
paper rarely matches reality.
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VA Sometimes Hired Unqualified Health Care Providers -
Feb. 28th, 2019

On occasion the VA hired or retained ineligible health care providers, states the
Government Accountability Office (GAO).
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Is Trump Afraid To Show His Tax Returns To Congress?
- Mar. 31st, 2019

Trump loves to brag about his supposed financial acumen, yet seems strangely
shy when anyone asks to see a coherent record of his wheelings and dealings.
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