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QAnon sympathizer elected to Congress failed to disclose fundraising ties to Sen. Ted Cruz, FEC says

Cruz gave Lauren Boebert $70,500 on the same day that he asked the DOJ to probe Netflix for alleged child porn
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QAnon sympathizer elected to Congress failed to disclose fundraising ties to Sen. Ted Cruz, FEC says

Cruz gave Lauren Boebert $70,500 on the same day that he asked the DOJ to probe Netflix for alleged child porn

'I am proud to be bilingual': US-born Latinas detained by CBP after speaking Spanish settle lawsuit

Two U.S.-born Latinas who were racially profiled, harassed, and unlawfully detained by an out-of-control Customs and Border Protection agent for speaking Spanish while shopping at a Montana convenience store in 2018 have reached a set
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'I am proud to be bilingual': US-born Latinas detained by CBP after speaking Spanish settle lawsuit

Two U.S.-born Latinas who were racially profiled, harassed, and unlawfully detained by an out-of-control Customs and Border Protection agent for speaking Spanish while shopping at a Montana convenience store in 2018 have reached a settlement in their lawsuit against the Trump administration, legal advocacy groups announced. The settlement includes an undisclosed monetary sum, advocates said. But aside from winning some justice for the two women, the lawsuit also continued to expose abuse and racism rampant in the federal immigration agency. “CBP’s behavior was unconscionable and illegal, but sadly not uncommon,” ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project staff attorney Cody Wofsy said. “This agency must be held accountable.”

Monday Night Owls: Inequality was bad enough before it went viral in the Pandemic Recession

Night Owls, a themed open thread, appears at Daily Kos seven days a week Paul Buchheit is the author of «American Wars: Illusions and Realities» (2008) and «Disposable Americans: Extreme Capitalism and the Case for a Guaranteed Income
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Monday Night Owls: Inequality was bad enough before it went viral in the Pandemic Recession

Night Owls, a themed open thread, appears at Daily Kos seven days a week Paul Buchheit is the author of «American Wars: Illusions and Realities» (2008) and «Disposable Americans: Extreme Capitalism and the Case for a Guaranteed Income» (2017). At Common Dreams, he writes—Inequality Gone Viral: The Obscene Numbers: In a distressing analogy to the relentless surge of Covid-19, which has disproportionately impacted low-income communities and people of color, there has been an unstoppable transfer of wealth from desperate Americans to the people who already had most of our nation's financial assets. While the great majority of us have been focusing on the health and well-being — and the very survival — of loved ones, the super-rich have become «pandemic profiteers,» isolating themselves from Covid while riding the stock market to its highest-ever level. At the same time we are seeing a dramatic demonstration of Naomi Klein's Shock Doctrine, with the «perfect conditions for governments and the global elite to implement political agendas that would otherwise be met with great opposition if we weren’t all so disoriented.» […] 

We won the presidency by writing letters. Now, let's do the same in Georgia before time runs out!

Daily Kos activists like you have gone above and beyond to connect with voters all across the country and it has paid off: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are headed to the White House in January and several states have flipped blue! Now, we must continue to pus
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We won the presidency by writing letters. Now, let's do the same in Georgia before time runs out!

Daily Kos activists like you have gone above and beyond to connect with voters all across the country and it has paid off: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are headed to the White House in January and several states have flipped blue! Now, we must continue to push to flip the Georgia U.S. Senate seats blue. Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock are both dedicated to protecting Georgians’ access to health care, economic relief, housing, and education. In order to get them to Washington, D.C., we need to do massive voter outreach to ensure Georgia voters know that these candidates are ready to deliver progressive change. And while the runoff is not until January, all Vote Forward letters must be written and dropped in the mail next week: on Monday, December 7. This is an all-hands-on-deck moment. With the Georgia runoff election about a month away, we must all do our part to flip Georgia blue. SIGN UP HERE to write to infrequent voters in Georgia who may not know a runoff election is happening in January. Once you sign up, please write your letters and make sure to drop them off in the mail by one week from now December 7.

Organizer of anti-COVID lockdown rallies in PA tests positive DURING meeting in White House

On Wednesday, Pennsylvania state Senator Doug Mastriano “abruptly left a West Wing meeting with President Donald Trump after being informed he had tested positive for the coronavirus.” This, according to a new Associated Press report, uncov
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Organizer of anti-COVID lockdown rallies in PA tests positive DURING meeting in White House

On Wednesday, Pennsylvania state Senator Doug Mastriano “abruptly left a West Wing meeting with President Donald Trump after being informed he had tested positive for the coronavirus.” This, according to a new Associated Press report, uncovers what seems to be another example of the White House and its literal unhealthy interactions with the world writ large. In fact, the White House and the Trump Cabinet might be the single most-dangerous public health threat in the country. Mastriano has been a outspoken critic of the PA governor, jumping on the “anti-lockdown” movement and frequently showing his brain damage by refusing to wear a mask during a global pandemic. According to AP, the PA state senator, his son, and “his son’s friend,” were given a test before meeting with Trump in the Oval Office, but were allowed in before the results came through. The positive results came in and the three men were reportedly taken to another area of the White House somehow less infected with COVID-19 than what seems to be the rest of the White House. The meeting seems to have been whatever passes as strategic in the White House’s continued efforts to successfully pull off a coup d'état.

Atlas shrugged off: Top White House Covid-19 adviser resigns from Trump administration

Dr. Scott Atlas, one the main advisers on President Donald Trump’s coronavirus task force, has ended his stint at the White House after more than four months on the job. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Atlas shrugged off: Top White House Covid-19 adviser resigns from Trump administration

Dr. Scott Atlas, one the main advisers on President Donald Trump’s coronavirus task force, has ended his stint at the White House after more than four months on the job. Read Full Article at RT.com

When orcas attacked sailboats off coast of Spain, they may have been reacting to harpoon attacks

While killer whales are somewhat naturally feared by humans—they are, after all, huge, tremendously powerful, and merciless predators—the mythology around them has always been exaggerated, since no orca on record has ever harmed a human being in the wild
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When orcas attacked sailboats off coast of Spain, they may have been reacting to harpoon attacks

While killer whales are somewhat naturally feared by humans—they are, after all, huge, tremendously powerful, and merciless predators—the mythology around them has always been exaggerated, since no orca on record has ever harmed a human being in the wild. This is why when sailors near Galicia off the coast of Spain began reporting that their boats were being attacked by orcas this summer, scientists and observers alike were perplexed. A Spanish scientist, however, may have at least a partial explanation: Some members of the same orca pod, according to his report, may have been wounded by Strait of Gibraltar fishermen who launched harpoons at them when the whales came close to their boat. The orcas could be retaliating not so much out of revenge, but as a defense against a perceived threat.

Schumer calls for Senate to start confirmation hearings for Biden's Cabinet picks even BEFORE inauguration

US Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) has called for starting confirmation hearings for Joe Biden's Cabinet appointees even before the presumptive president-elect is inaugurated. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Schumer calls for Senate to start confirmation hearings for Biden's Cabinet picks even BEFORE inauguration

US Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) has called for starting confirmation hearings for Joe Biden's Cabinet appointees even before the presumptive president-elect is inaugurated. Read Full Article at RT.com

Religious hypocrite and moral coward Marco Rubio tweets scripture, gets avalanche of Bible lessons

The moral hypocrisy connected to Americans who call themselves God-fearing and Christian but who also vote for and support Trump and other Republican leaders is well-documented. It’s hard to argue with someone who believes that a forced-birther stance
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Religious hypocrite and moral coward Marco Rubio tweets scripture, gets avalanche of Bible lessons

The moral hypocrisy connected to Americans who call themselves God-fearing and Christian but who also vote for and support Trump and other Republican leaders is well-documented. It’s hard to argue with someone who believes that a forced-birther stance, devoid of any moral consistency, somehow immunizes one from a harsh Judeo-Christian judgment. A person like that—say, a Sen. Marco Rubio type—will say one truthful-sounding thing while acting in a truly morally bankrupt way. In fact, Rubio’s entire post-Trump career seems to consist of making statements that expose the stark hypocrisy at the heart of the Republican Christian myth. On Sunday, Rubio went online to do the thing he likes to do: Pick out something in his Bible and then cut and paste it into a tweet to pretend he is both smart and Christian. Today’s statement comes from the Hebrew Bible, or the Old Testament, from the prophet Isaiah*: “Why do you make us wander, LORD, from your ways, and harden our hearts so that we do not fear you?” Deep stuff, right? Of course, almost anyone with the ability to read that quote is also endowed with all kinds of braincells that far exceed Rubio’s brain capacity. I’m not positive, but I believe Rubio’s mental and moral decline can be scientifically connected to the disappearance of a spine. Needless to say, the responses to this ridiculous missive from a man attempting to promote the moral superiority of Donald Trump to anyone opened the floodgates for an epic lesson in failed tweets.

Wisconsin commission confirms Biden's election victory following recount, starts five-day clock for Trump to file lawsuit

Wisconsin has confirmed Joe Biden's election victory after a recount requested by President Donald Trump netted the Democrat challenger a few more votes, setting the stage for a legal challenge that must be filed within five days. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Wisconsin commission confirms Biden's election victory following recount, starts five-day clock for Trump to file lawsuit

Wisconsin has confirmed Joe Biden's election victory after a recount requested by President Donald Trump netted the Democrat challenger a few more votes, setting the stage for a legal challenge that must be filed within five days. Read Full Article at RT.com

Oregon oncology nurse on administrative leave after bragging about flouting COVID-19 guidelines

If you’re on TikTok, you’ve probably seen the extremely popular trend of people posting reactions and “lip-syncing” or mouthing the words to scenes from movies and TV shows. As we near the Christmas season, reacting to the Grinch movies is a popular b
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Oregon oncology nurse on administrative leave after bragging about flouting COVID-19 guidelines

If you’re on TikTok, you’ve probably seen the extremely popular trend of people posting reactions and “lip-syncing” or mouthing the words to scenes from movies and TV shows. As we near the Christmas season, reacting to the Grinch movies is a popular bit. In today’s example, an oncology nurse from Oregon lip-synced to a scene from How The Grinch Stole Christmas with her own little caption. What’s so notable about this? The caption of her now-deleted post, as reported by The Washington Post, read: “When my co-workers find out I still travel, don’t wear a mask when I’m out and let my kids have play dates.” Given that we’re in the middle of a literal global pandemic, it’s probably no surprise that this video was met with backlash.  Salem Health, the nurse’s employer, released a public statement about the video. In the statement, the hospital clarifies that the nurse has been placed on administrative leave, and stresses that “this one careless statement does not reflect the position of Salem Health or the hardworking and dedicated caregivers who work here.” Though the statement does not identify the worker, Salem Health reportedly spoke to BuzzFeed News and identified her as Ashley Grames. They also confirmed she worked in the oncology department.

With Republican senators still blocking ameliorative action, millions face eviction after Dec. 31

For many out-of-work Americans, the end of unemployment benefits is just around the corner if Congress doesn’t act, a failure that will slash $19 billion in income each month. Hungry people are lining up in droves at overwhelmed food ban
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With Republican senators still blocking ameliorative action, millions face eviction after Dec. 31

For many out-of-work Americans, the end of unemployment benefits is just around the corner if Congress doesn’t act, a failure that will slash $19 billion in income each month. Hungry people are lining up in droves at overwhelmed food banks, a situation that will inevitably swell without those benefits. And without an extension of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) national eviction moratorium past Dec. 31, the New Years’ gift millions of people could get is a notice to move their stuff into the street. Come year’s end, 6.7 million households—19 million Americans—will be at risk of immediate eviction, according to a report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition. In the coming month, the count could add up to far more than that. The U.S. Census Household Pulse Survey reported at the end of October that 9.9 million Americans were behind on rental or mortgage payments and not confident they could make their next payment on time. Across the nation, some families are being ordered to leave their homes despite the moratorium. Beyond the hardship of trying to find a new place to live in the midst of a pandemic and Pandemic Recession, a study in the Journal of Urban Health confirms the obvious: Mass evictions also mean a worsening of the coronavirus pandemic. Indeed, they already have. An Aspen Institute analysis and other studies show that people of color are disproportionately at risk. They are twice as likely to be renters and are more likely to earn lower incomes and be rental cost-burdened. Studies across the nation show that people of color, particularly Black and Latino people, constitute some 80% of people facing eviction. And they are more likely to be vulnerable to the virus.

Ohio Medicaid launches program to help ease holiday isolation for people in long-term care

Here's a simple program that could easily be replicated across the country, one that could make the holidays for long-term care patients living through coronavirus just a little bit better. Throughout the holidays, the Ohio Area Agencies on Aging, Ohio Medica
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Ohio Medicaid launches program to help ease holiday isolation for people in long-term care

Here's a simple program that could easily be replicated across the country, one that could make the holidays for long-term care patients living through coronavirus just a little bit better. Throughout the holidays, the Ohio Area Agencies on Aging, Ohio Medicaid program, and the five private Medicaid managed care organizations are teaming up to train volunteers and pair them up with nursing home residents for twice-weekly 30-minute phone calls. The Aging agencies will train volunteers on how to be phone pals for the residents. They will also be trained using the UCLA Loneliness Scale to identify residents who might need more intervention to treat depression and other issues arising from their isolation. Any nursing home that has at least 50 residents receiving Medicaid assistance is eligible to participate.

New York congressional race all tangled up as both Democrat and Republican claim lead by a DOZEN votes

A New York district showed a 28,000-vote lead for the Republican challenger on Election Day, until a judge got involved. Ballots ‘found’ since have shown the Democrat winning by 13 votes, but now the GOP candidate leads by 12. Read Full Article at RT.com
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New York congressional race all tangled up as both Democrat and Republican claim lead by a DOZEN votes

A New York district showed a 28,000-vote lead for the Republican challenger on Election Day, until a judge got involved. Ballots ‘found’ since have shown the Democrat winning by 13 votes, but now the GOP candidate leads by 12. Read Full Article at RT.com

Georgia voters ask RNC chair why they should vote in 'rigged' election

Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive. I think that quote is either from Rush Limbaugh or Sir Walter Scott—it’s hard to know. The Republican Party has a problem. After promoting fake voter fraud for over a decade, whil
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Georgia voters ask RNC chair why they should vote in 'rigged' election

Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive. I think that quote is either from Rush Limbaugh or Sir Walter Scott—it’s hard to know. The Republican Party has a problem. After promoting fake voter fraud for over a decade, while working diligently to suppress the vote, they’ve finally created one of their most popular candidates: Donald Trump. Unfortunately for Republicans, the reason why Donald Trump was so successful is precisely because he’s taken all of the bullshit, fearmongering, and lies and not only told the base that it is all true, he has acted like these lies are true. On Saturday, Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel was down in Marietta, Georgia, trying to wrangle the suckers Republican base to get out and vote in the upcoming runoff. In a videotaped, press conference-style meet and greet, McDaniel faced some tough questions from the GOP base. The base that’s been told this election is fixed and sort of want to know why GOP candidates and the Republican Party keep asking them for money and to vote if it’s all … rigged anyway. Want to see someone do the Georgia two-step while standing in a big pile of hypocrisy?

Kamala Harris is already exhibiting a level of leadership impossible under Trump

On Thanksgiving, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris made some calls to Americans. She spoke with a young Bay Area artist and thanked him after a video he made showing him creating a portrait of the vice president-elect went viral. She also call
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Kamala Harris is already exhibiting a level of leadership impossible under Trump

On Thanksgiving, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris made some calls to Americans. She spoke with a young Bay Area artist and thanked him after a video he made showing him creating a portrait of the vice president-elect went viral. She also called University of Chicago Medical Center Resident Nurse Talisa Hardin to thank her for the work Hardin has been doing on the front lines of our current COVID-19 pandemic. Hardin testified in May, virtually, before a coronavirus subcommittee of the House Oversight Committee, where she spoke about her experience as a nurse in the ICU. She explained how thinly spread these major facilities were with the rise in COVID-19 patients and the lack of sufficient protections she and other nurses were receiving to accomplish their very dangerous and important jobs. Specifically, Hardin explained in May that the need for protection is not only for the nurses and medical staff themselves, it’s essential for protecting the families of the people taking care of the sick. According to the National Nurses United, both Hardin’s mother and uncle contracted COVID-19, and her uncle is still in the hospital fighting the illness.

US government miscounting & underpaying unemployment recipients, watchdog warns as Covid-19 benefits expire

The US Department of Labor is underpaying unemployment recipients and both over- and undercounting benefit recipients as they prepare to phase out Covid-19 aid programs, the General Accountability Office has claimed. Read Full Article at RT.com
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US government miscounting & underpaying unemployment recipients, watchdog warns as Covid-19 benefits expire

The US Department of Labor is underpaying unemployment recipients and both over- and undercounting benefit recipients as they prepare to phase out Covid-19 aid programs, the General Accountability Office has claimed. Read Full Article at RT.com

Cartoon: The Trump Legal Team

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Cartoon: The Trump Legal Team

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‘I want blood’: Rachel Maddow’s audience fired up over NYT story baselessly accusing ‘Russian hackers’ of attacking US hospital

Accusing Russia of hacking anything from the 2016 election to US cancer hospitals may be fun and games for MSNBC host Rachel Maddow, but when her audience responds by demanding apocalypse, the shtick stops being funny. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘I want blood’: Rachel Maddow’s audience fired up over NYT story baselessly accusing ‘Russian hackers’ of attacking US hospital

Accusing Russia of hacking anything from the 2016 election to US cancer hospitals may be fun and games for MSNBC host Rachel Maddow, but when her audience responds by demanding apocalypse, the shtick stops being funny. Read Full Article at RT.com

5 issues this HBCU student says Ossoff and Warnock cannot afford to miss the mark on, so they don't

With the upcoming Georgia Senate runoff drawing nearer each day, it’s difficult to underestimate the importance of young voters. More than 23,000 17-year-olds in Georgia will be turning 18 years old between Nov. 3 and Jan. 5 and eligible to vote for the fir
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5 issues this HBCU student says Ossoff and Warnock cannot afford to miss the mark on, so they don't

With the upcoming Georgia Senate runoff drawing nearer each day, it’s difficult to underestimate the importance of young voters. More than 23,000 17-year-olds in Georgia will be turning 18 years old between Nov. 3 and Jan. 5 and eligible to vote for the first time in the Senate runoff. If Democrats were able to claim just three-fourths of those votes, it would be more than enough to match the victory margin that worked in President-elect Joe Biden’s favor this November. He beat President Donald Trump by 12,284 votes in Georgia, flipping the state blue for the first time since 1992 when most Georgia voters backed Bill Clinton. “This election will determine which party has control of the Senate, how much we can hold the president-elect accountable,” said Christina Williams, a 20-year-old student at Clark Atlanta University, in an interview with Daily Kos. Democrats are definitely paying attention to young people and the issues that matter to them. Williams said she can’t speak for all young voters but her priorities are clear. Luckily, Democratic Senate candidates Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff have policy plans that address them all, from college affordability to racial equity.

Another Day One job for Biden: Cut off Trump's intelligence briefings

It's customary for former presidents to be in the loop on international developments, including classified information. In normal cases, former presidents have diplomatic connections and experience that can prove invaluable for the current government. So inte
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Another Day One job for Biden: Cut off Trump's intelligence briefings

It's customary for former presidents to be in the loop on international developments, including classified information. In normal cases, former presidents have diplomatic connections and experience that can prove invaluable for the current government. So intelligence agents and officials have routinely provided classified briefings and given access to the nation's secrets. That needs to end with Donald Trump, some of these agents say, publicly. David Priess was a CIA officer who used to brief former President George H.W. Bush on national security concerns in the Middle East. Now he says that Trump is a security risk and shouldn't get those briefings. He points to the revelation from The New York Times that Trump's $400 million debt is coming due soon. «Is that a risk?» said Priess. «If it were someone applying for a security clearance, damn right it would be a risk.» Jack Goldsmith, a senior Justice Department official in the George W. Bush administration concurs. «He's shown as president that he doesn't take secret-keeping terribly seriously,» Goldsmith said. «He has a known tendency to disrespect rules related to national security. And he has a known tendency to like to sell things that are valuable to him.»

New York Governor Cuomo calls coronavirus ‘The Grinch,’ but critics say he’s the real villain

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, whose Covid-19 briefings earned him an Emmy award, has upped the theatricality, comparing the virus to “the Grinch” over jaunty Christmas music. His bizarre performance drew scathing ridicule. Read Full Article at RT.com
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New York Governor Cuomo calls coronavirus ‘The Grinch,’ but critics say he’s the real villain

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, whose Covid-19 briefings earned him an Emmy award, has upped the theatricality, comparing the virus to “the Grinch” over jaunty Christmas music. His bizarre performance drew scathing ridicule. Read Full Article at RT.com

Not quite the monopoly-slayer, but… Apple fined by Italian watchdog over false claims about ‘waterproof’ iPhones

Italy's antitrust regulator has scored another victory against tech giant Apple, fining it €10 million for misleading the public about “waterproof” iPhones. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Not quite the monopoly-slayer, but… Apple fined by Italian watchdog over false claims about ‘waterproof’ iPhones

Italy's antitrust regulator has scored another victory against tech giant Apple, fining it €10 million for misleading the public about “waterproof” iPhones. Read Full Article at RT.com

Biden’s pick for budget director once championed funding social spending by MAKING LIBYA PAY for regime-change bombing campaign

Self-proclaimed President-elect Joe Biden has chosen a budget director, Neera Tanden, who once argued the US should ease funding shortages for left-wing social programs by making countries like Libya pay for being bombed. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Biden’s pick for budget director once championed funding social spending by MAKING LIBYA PAY for regime-change bombing campaign

Self-proclaimed President-elect Joe Biden has chosen a budget director, Neera Tanden, who once argued the US should ease funding shortages for left-wing social programs by making countries like Libya pay for being bombed. Read Full Article at RT.com

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