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A few hard questions for Comey

For months, the White House has insistently whined that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is persecuting the president. Echoed by right-wing propaganda media, that theme is now amplified in Donald Trump’s tweeted blasts at former FBI director James Comey, whom he vilifies as a “liar and leaker.” To anyone who remembers the final days of …

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What mission accomplished? More questions than answers after Syria bombing

Starting as night was turning into morning in Syria on Friday, April 13th, 103 missiles rained down on three targets in that country. The destinations of the strikes were located in the capital, Damascus and the it’s 3rd largest city, Homs. All three were said by representatives of the United States, France and the UK …

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Rudy Giuliani — And a Few Hard Questions for James Comey

Did Comey ever investigate leaks from within the bureau to Giuliani? He's doing a lot of interviews. Someone should ask him. For months, the White House has insistently whined that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is persecuting the president. Echoed by right-wing propaganda media, that theme is now amplified in Donald Trump's tweeted blasts at …

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7 questions about the Syria airstrikes that aren’t being asked

“Mission accomplished,” says the President. What, exactly, was the mission? And what exactly was accomplished? Donald Trump is being mocked for using this phrase in a tweet to praise what he claims was a “perfectly executed” airstrike against chemical weapons facilities in Syria. This recalls George W. Bush’s egregious evocation of the phrase in 2003 …

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6 Big Questions to Ask About the Latest Western Bombing of Syria

What do we really know? A friend writes from Damascus – ‘the ground is shaking’. It was 4am Damascus time. Our messages go back and forth. He says that he can see the tracers from the missiles and from the anti-aircraft fire. ‘This is not THE big strike’, he writes. He means that the United …

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Five questions with an anonymous educator

Every single person reading this was touched in some way by a teacher. They taught you to read, write, to think—you are who you are today because of a teacher. I can name the ones that touched me, Mr. McPike, Mr. McArdle, Mrs. Sutherland, Mrs. Bayer, Mr. Sample, Mr. Smith, and Dr. Colby, to name …

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Stormy Daniels goes back to court to make Trump answer questions under oath

Stormy Daniels and her lawyer are pushing—again—to get Donald Trump under oath about that affair he denies having had and the hush money he denies knowing anything about. In the filing, [Daniels’ lawyer Michael] Avenatti says he wants to question Trump and Cohen for “no more than two hours.” He says the depositions are needed …

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7 questions for Aftab Pureval, Democratic candidate for House in Ohio’s 1st Congressional District

After Election Day in 2016, I wrote about Aftab Pureval, a young political newcomer, and how he managed to upset a long-term incumbent to become Hamilton County’s clerk of courts here in Southwest Ohio. This year, Aftab is taking on 20-year incumbent Steve Chabot in Ohio’s 1st Congressional District. I wanted to talk with him …

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FBI questions Ted Malloch, Trump campaign figure and Farage ally

American once touted as possible ambassador to EU tells of being detained at Boston airport and subpoenaed by Robert Mueller’s Trump-Russia inquiry A controversial London-based academic with close ties to Nigel Farage has been detained by the FBI upon arrival in the US and issued a subpoena to testify before Robert Mueller, the special counsel …

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6 Questions for A.G. Sulzberger, the New Publisher of the New York Times

Will the Times continue to go to bat for ill-fated wars? Dear Mr. Sulzberger: Congratulations on assuming the reins of this nation’s — and arguably, the world’s — most influential publication. It’s the family business, of course, so your appointment to succeed your father doesn’t exactly qualify as a surprise. Even so, the responsibility for …

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