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Class and Corruption Take Center Stage in the Iraqi Election

February 12, 2020 at 9:51 pm | Blog | Colt Stanton -

It’s the Real News Network. I’m Sharmini Peries, coming to you from Baltimore. Parliamentary elections were held in Iraq on Sunday, May 12; 169 seats are required for a majority, and with only 45 percent voter turnout, and with 92 percent of the votes counted, the Independent High Electoral Commission has declared Muqtada al-Sadr’s Alliance

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“Class and Corruption Take Center Stage in the Iraqi Election”

Poll: Muslims Actually HATE ISIS

February 2, 2020 at 1:50 pm | Blog | Colt Stanton -

PEW RESEARCH DID A SURVEY OF MOSTLY MUSLIM COUNTRIES TO SEE WHAT THEIR FEELINGS ARE ABOUT TERRORIST GROUPS LIKE ISIS, AND IT SHOULD BE NO SURPRISE TO ANYONE — THEY DON’T REALLY LIKE TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS LIKE ISIS. LET ME GIVE YOU SOME EXAMPLES. ACCORDING TO THE WASHINGTON POST WHICH ANALYZED THE PEW RESEARCH — LET’S

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“Poll: Muslims Actually HATE ISIS”

Trump’s Team Can’t Defend His Shifting Iran Lies: A Closer Look

January 21, 2020 at 7:51 pm | Blog | Colt Stanton -

-A new poll says the majority of Americans disapprove of President Trump’s handling of Iran and his own team struggles to defend his lies and borrows directly from George W. Bush’s playbook. For more on this, it’s time for “A Closer Look.” [ Cheers and applause ] ♪♪ -You might remember that throughout President Obama’s

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“Trump’s Team Can’t Defend His Shifting Iran Lies: A Closer Look”

#WashWeekPBS Extra: Democrats clash on the 2020 campaign trail

January 18, 2020 at 4:52 pm | Blog | Colt Stanton -

ROBERT COSTA: Welcome to the Washington Week Extra. I’m Robert Costa. The Iowa caucuses are just weeks away, and six of the Democratic contenders were on the debate stage Tuesday in Des Moines. Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator Bernie Sanders squared off over a private conversation. SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS (I-VT): (From video.) Anybody who knows

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“#WashWeekPBS Extra: Democrats clash on the 2020 campaign trail”

#WashWeekPBS full episode: Back from the brink of war with Iran

January 17, 2020 at 9:50 pm | Blog | Colt Stanton -

ROBERT COSTA: Back from the brink of war, but the debate rages in Congress. SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE POMPEO: (From video.) It was very clear Qassem Soleimani himself was plotting a broad, large-scale attack against American interests, and those attacks were imminent. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: (From video.) He was looking very seriously at our embassies,

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“#WashWeekPBS full episode: Back from the brink of war with Iran”

U.S. should ‘drive a wedge’ between Iranian regime and its people, says Rep. Gallagher

January 15, 2020 at 6:51 pm | Blog | Colt Stanton -

JUDY WOODRUFF: And let’s turn now to Capitol Hill, where we have been discussing, for reaction from lawmakers firsthand. First up, Republican Congressman Mike Gallagher of Wisconsin. He’s a member of the Armed Services Committee. He’s also a Marine Corps veteran. He deployed to Iraq twice as a commander of intelligence teams. Congressman Gallagher, thank

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“U.S. should ‘drive a wedge’ between Iranian regime and its people, says Rep. Gallagher”

PBS NewsHour full episode, Jan 13, 2020

January 14, 2020 at 6:50 pm | Blog | Colt Stanton -

JUDY WOODRUFF: Good evening. I’m Judy Woodruff. On the “NewsHour” tonight: backlash in Iran. Massive public protests are met with violence following the admission that Iran’s military down a passenger jet. Then: An impeachment trial of President Trump is imminent. As the U.S. Senate prepares for this next step, we examine the strategies being deployed

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“PBS NewsHour full episode, Jan 13, 2020”