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Category Archive for 'Politics As Usual'

Remember, the U.S. really wants this negotiated, because China and Russia are waiting with bailout funds if Greece leaves the EU — and they really don’t want that. So the battle continues. Ian Welsh: So: the ECB has both decided not to extend any more money to Greek banks AND appears to have increased the […]

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As always, I urge you to read the whole thing. Author of “Confessions of An Economic Hit Man” John Perkins: Michael Nevradakis: In your book, you write about how you were, for many years, a so-called “economic hit man.” Who are these economic hit men, and what do they do? John Perkins: Essentially, my job was […]

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A deal for Snowden?

Will it happen? I guess we’ll have to wait and see: Former Attorney General Eric Holder said today that a “possibility exists” for the Justice Department to cut a deal with former NSA contractor Edward Snowden that would allow him to return to the United States from Moscow. In an interview with Yahoo News, Holder […]

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Chris Christie. He wants an “apology”? It’s not done yet. Bookmark It

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What did the EU members think, that Greeks would take their undeserved punishment until Angela Merkel and friends got bored? So now they’re in a panic. Good! The euro and stock prices fell sharply in Asia on Monday after the Greeks had overwhelmingly rejected austerity measures demanded in return for bailout money, putting in doubt […]

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Of course. It always comes back to Wall Street, doesn’t it? JESSICA DESVARIEUX, PRODUCER, TRNN: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Jessica Desvarieux in Baltimore. If you’re in Greece this week, good luck trying to go to the bank. Greek banks are closed all week after news broke that the country will be holding […]

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Robert Reich on the housing discrimination ruling: Almost lost by the wave of responses to the Supreme Court’s decisions last week upholding the Affordable Care Act and allowing gays and lesbians to marry was the significance of the Court’s third decision – on housing discrimination. In a 5-4 ruling, the Court found that the Fair […]

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You have to read the entire piece that ran in the Irish Times: It surely doesn’t mean that Europe is proud that little Ireland was forced to bear the cost of a bank bailout put last week by Patrick Honohan, governor of the Central Bank, at €100 billion and rising. At the level of reality, […]

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