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30.08.2018 - 08:53 [ Lee Camp [Redacted] / Twitter ]

The latest censorship efforts on Facebook, YouTube, etc are also designed to stop the next Bernie Sanders-esque candidate. In 2016 Sanders got nearly zero coverage from corporate media. Now who’s deciding which Facebook posts are legit? Corporate media.

(23.8.2018)

30.08.2018 - 08:51 [ Techcrunch.com ]

Google, Facebook, Twitter chiefs called back to Senate Intelligence Committee

Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey and Facebook chief operations officer Sheryl Sandberg will testify in an open hearing at the Senate Intelligence Committee next week, the committee’s chairman has confirmed.

Larry Page, chief executive of Google parent company Alphabet, was also invited but has not confirmed his attendance, a committee spokesperson confirmed to TechCrunch.

28.07.2018 - 23:00 [ New York Times ]

After Pakistan’s Heated Election, Key Parties Lend Support to Imran Khan

It’s not as if any of the rival parties have congratulated Mr. Khan for a race well won. In Pakistan, which is on the cusp of having only its second peaceful civilian transfer of power, that doesn’t usually happen. The losing parties typically cry foul, hold their nose and then step into parliament.

28.07.2018 - 12:04 [ theNews.com.pk ]

Imran Khan´s party begins coalition talks as rivals plan protests

The party has begun reaching out to potential coalition partners to form a government, according to spokesman Fawad Chaudhry, a task that analysts said should be straightforward.

„We have contacted small parties and independent members, they will soon meet party leaders in Islamabad,“ Chaudhry announced late Friday, adding that the process was likely to take about 10 days.

28.07.2018 - 11:51 [ Barkha Dutt / Washington Post ]

The biggest game of Imran Khan’s life begins now

I asked Khan about that once: “What does it [your political rise] mean for people in India who love you otherwise but are scared of your politics?” He argued that the binary itself was unfair and a consequence of caricaturing him as an acolyte of the religious right. “I don’t fit in those stereotypes. I’m deeply spiritual. I lead my life with my faith, but I’m totally leftist in my thinking. I’m anti-neoliberal economics. I think there should be compassion in the world. I believe in a welfare state.”

28.07.2018 - 11:33 [ Dawn.com (Pakistan) ]

PTI largest party with 115 NA seats as ECP releases final tally two days after polls

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Saturday released the complete preliminary results, more than 56 hours after the conclusion of voting for the 11th General Elections in the country.

According to the figures provided by the ECP, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has emerged as the largest political party in the country, winning 115 of the 270 National Assembly seats on which the elections were held.

27.07.2018 - 04:46 [ Dawn ]

Party heads, bigwigs humbled in strongholds

According to the unofficial results announced by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) so far, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan won all five seats where he had contested the elections, whereas the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari lost in their traditional strongholds.

17.07.2018 - 06:03 [ CNN ]

Trump sides with Putin over US intelligence

Trump’s statements amounted to an unprecedented refusal by a US president to believe his own intelligence agencies over the word of a foreign adversary and drew swift condemnation from across the partisan divide.
His words signaled that he continues to equate the assessment of Russian election meddling with efforts to deligitimize his election, even though the US intelligence community made no such assessment.

15.07.2018 - 10:46 [ Time.com ]

2018 Midterm Elections: This Republican Super PAC Raised $51 Million to Try and Save the Party’s House Majority

(12.7.2018) The Congressional Leadership Fund (CLF), a Republican Super PAC aligned with retiring House Speaker Paul Ryan, said Thursday that it raised a record-breaking $51 million in the second quarter of 2018, and has $71 million cash on hand.

This is more money than the group raised in the entire 2016 election cycle. $30 million of this haul came from mega-donor Sheldon Adelson, as Politico reported in May.

15.07.2018 - 10:42 [ New York Times ]

Michael Bloomberg Will Spend $80 Million on the Midterms. His Goal: Flip the House for the Democrats.

(20.6.2018) By siding so emphatically with one party, Mr. Bloomberg has the potential to upend the financial dynamics of the midterm campaign, which have appeared to favor Republicans up to this point. Facing intense opposition to President Trump and conservative policies, Republicans have been counting on a strong economy and heavily funded outside groups to give them a political advantage in key races, especially in affluent suburbs where it is expensive to run television ads.

15.07.2018 - 10:35 [ USA Today ]

Exclusive: Secret money funds more than 40 percent of outside congressional ads

(12.7.2018) Secret donors financed more than four out of every 10 television ads that outside groups broadcast this year to influence November’s high-stakes congressional elections, according to a USA TODAY analysis of Kantar Media data.

Leading the way: organizations affiliated with billionaire industrialist Charles Koch, whose conservative donor network plows hundreds of millions of dollars into politics and policy debates each election cycle.

14.07.2018 - 12:35 [ Politico.eu ]

Secret recordings reappear on pro-government Hungarian site

(9.7.2018) On Monday morning, following reports in independent Hungarian media outlets that the recordings had disappeared, Magyar Idők issued an alert — including a red banner across the top of its homepage — and a statement announcing that it never took down any articles.

The paper’s editors wrote that their website experienced a technical problem on Friday night that resulted in the website being temporarily unavailable, and later some old articles also being unreachable.

“The editors of Magyar Idők Online reject all baseless speculation,” the statement said.

14.07.2018 - 12:29 [ Mint Press ]

PSY-Group to Black Cube: Israel’s Role in Global Cyber-Election Meddling

Several Israeli companies decided to further monetize such digital dissonance by improving on Megaphone, mixing it with human intelligence tradecraft, and offering it to pro-Israeli politicians and political parties and movements around the world to affect the outcome of elections.

Wikistrat, Inc., along with Wikistrat Ltd., are related Israeli social media and election-meddling firms. Founded in 2010, Wikistrat combined the functionality of Facebook with Wikipedia in a platform called “Global Model” (GLOMOD). GLOMOD’s primary purposes is to manipulate Facebook and Wikipedia. Coincidentally, or not, Wikistrat moved its headquarters from Tel Aviv to Washington, DC, where it is conveniently located next to CNN’s Washington bureau.

02.07.2018 - 02:07 [ teleSUR ]

Vote Buying, Fraud Rears Its Face Once again in Mexico Election

A group of 60 social organizations known together as Citizen Action Against Poverty (ACFP), reported the price for vote buying skyrocketed from US$25 in May up to US$500 ($10,000 Mexican pesos) a couple of days before Sunday’s election.

Voters are also offered provision boxes, household appliances, electronic wallets, construction materials, or are receiving threats about losing their jobs or social benefits if such candidate loses.

01.07.2018 - 23:36 [ teleSUR ]

Mexico Decides: Live Updates, Results from Mexico’s 2018 General Elections

The 2018 electoral season has been one of the country’s deadliest. Since campaigns kicked off in September, 133 politicians have been killed.

Mexicans head to the polls Sunday in what is being billed as the biggest elections in the country’s history. More than 18,000 government posts are up for grabs in Sunday’s (July 01) vote, ranging from local governments to the presidency.

01.07.2018 - 14:21 [ teleSUR ]

Mexico Battles Fraud, Ballot Thefts On Eve Of Elections

On the eve of Mexico’s July 1 elections, fraud continues to take center-stage with two more batches of ballot boxes stolen from delivery trucks destined for parts of Oaxaca and the Chiapas, the State Electoral and Citizen Participation Institute (IEPC) reported Saturday.

28.06.2018 - 10:05 [ Haaretz ]

Israel’s AG Says He Won’t Delay Netanyahu Probe Even if Elections Called

The attorney general also said there’s a feeling that the Knesset is trying to undermine the law enforcement system. “At times it seems the law enforcement system is standing alone,” he said, pledging to continue with the struggle against corruption.

06.06.2018 - 22:16 [ TYT Politics / Youtube ]

Alison Hartson Loses, Feinstein and de Leon Advance

TYT’s Cenk Uygur and TYT Politics‘ Emma Vigeland breakdown the results of the California primary election for U.S. Senate, where incumbent Dianne Feinstein (D) and challenger Kevin de Leon (D) advanced to the November 2018 election.

30.05.2018 - 11:04 [ Express.co.uk ]

‘It’s a financial coup!’ Five Star RAGES as President makes Italy ‘colony of Germany’

ITALY has become “a colony of Germany”, according to a Five Star MEP who lashed out after President Sergio Mattarella brought in his own unelected europhile Prime Minister to keep a eurozone crisis at bay.

30.05.2018 - 10:40 [ New York Times ]

Italian President’s Loyalty to the Euro Creates Chaos

But in deliberately forcing a new election over the euro, which a majority of Italians say they support, the usually careful and measured Mr. Mattarella expressly put an explosive issue with the potential of transforming Europe front and center. And by using his constitutional powers to block the new government in order to protect Italian savings accounts from increasingly wary markets, he also handed the gifted and gleefully hostile populist parties the talking point of a lifetime before the elections.

30.05.2018 - 10:12 [ Ansa.it ]

Italy irked by Oettinger ‚markets‘ jibe

Italy’s two populist parties, the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement (M5S) and the anti-migrant Euroskeptic League, led the reaction but were not alone.
Democratic Party bigwig Carlo Calenda, the outgoing industry minister, for instance, called Oettinger’s intervention „intolerable“ and called for him to apologise or resign.

29.05.2018 - 16:33 [ Rosa D'Amato, Abgeordnete des EU-Parlaments ‏/ Twitter ]

Dear Commissioner #Oettinger repeat with us, with Italian people „The sovereignty belongs to the people”, not to European Commission, not to financial markets. #Italy is not a colony of Germany, no more! We #M5SEuropa will defend italian democracy! #ilmiovotoconta

29.05.2018 - 16:28 [ Bernd Thomas Riegert, Senior European Correspondent for @dwnews / Twitter ]

The markets and a „darkened“ outlook will teach #Italy’s voters not to vote for populist parties in the next elections, told me #EU commissioner #Oettinger in my exclusive interview for @dwnews in Strasbourg. „I can only hope that this will play a role in the election campaign.“

28.05.2018 - 17:19 [ Seattle Times ]

Ex-IMF official tapped to head Italy firmly backs euro

The man tapped to head a neutral government in Italy after two populists failed in their bid is a former official at the International Monetary Fund who is a firm believer in the euro and in the necessity of Italy cutting its stubbornly high-debt load.

28.05.2018 - 16:43 [ Ansa.it ]

No one contemplated euro exit-Salvini

„No one ever thought about quitting the euro,“ Salvini told Radio Capital.
„It wasn’t in our programmes, it wasn’t in Savona’s programme.
„There was just the revision of the banking system and the taxes“.

28.05.2018 - 16:31 [ Ansa.it ]

PD backs Mattarella

The centre-left Democratic Party (PD) on Sunday backed President Sergio Matterella after his controversial rejection the nomination of Paolo Savona as economy minister.
„The League and the 5-Star Movement are using unheard of words and unprecedented threats,“ caretaker PD leader Maurizio Martina said via Twitter.

28.05.2018 - 16:20 [ Bloomberg ]

Italy’s Establishment Vetoes the Populists

Italy’s two populist leaders forged a coalition from very different policy platforms. They found a prime minister that both could accept. Then President Sergio Mattarella vetoed their finance minister and their bid for power foundered, unleashing chaos and rage in equal measure in Rome.

28.05.2018 - 16:19 [ Euractiv.com ]

Technocrat PM to take over in Italy as President steps in to protect the euro

Shortly afterwards, he summoned former International Monetary Fund (IMF) senior official Carlo Cottarelli for a Monday morning meeting — an indication he may be considering asking him to head a government of unelected technocrats.

28.05.2018 - 16:09 [ Ansa.it ]

Impeachment Mattarella – Di Maio

5-Star Movement (M5S) leader Luigi Di Maio said Sunday that President Sergio Mattarella should be impeached after he rejected the nomination of Paolo Savona as economy minister.
„(What) if we have elections and we win and the we go to the president’s palace and they say we cannot form a government?“ Di Maio said on a telephone interview with RAI show ‚Che Tempo Che Fa‘.

28.05.2018 - 16:00 [ CNBC ]

Italy plunged back into political crisis as president faces calls for impeachment

Luigi Di Maio of the populist Five Star Movement (M5S) said Sunday that the actions of Italy’s president had triggered an „institutional crisis.“
Mattarella, who was installed by a previous pro-EU government, refused to accept the nomination of eurosckeptic candidate Paolo Savona for economy minister.

20.05.2018 - 10:14 [ New York Times ]

Code Name Crossfire Hurricane: The Secret Origins of the Trump Investigation

(16.5.2017) The F.B.I.’s thinking crystallized by mid-August, after the C.I.A. director at the time, John O. Brennan, shared intelligence with Mr. Comey showing that the Russian government was behind an attack on the 2016 presidential election. Intelligence agencies began collaborating to investigate that operation. The Crossfire Hurricane team was part of that group but largely operated independently, three officials said.

06.05.2018 - 18:21 [ Al Jazeera English / Youtube ]

The Lobby P4: The Takedown – Al Jazeera Investigations

(14.1.2017) In part four of The Lobby, the senior political officer at the Israeli Embassy in London discusses a potential plot to ‚take down‘ British politicians – including a Minster of State at the Foreign office who supports Palestinian civil rights.

06.05.2018 - 18:05 [ Al Jazeera English / Youtube ]

Exclusive: Israel’s parliamentary plot against UK politicians

(7.1.2018) Al Jazeera has uncovered evidence of an Israeli diplomat’s involvement in smear campaigns to discredit a British minister and other politicians. Al Jazeera’s investigative unit went undercover with an Israeli lobby group for several months. The investigation reveals conversations in which a diplomat plotted to damage the careers of MPs they feel don’t give enough support to Israel.

16.04.2018 - 08:33 [ Mel Wallace, be Realistic Plan for a Miracle / Twitter ]

Between now and 3rd May the Torys, bbc, sun, telegraph, mail, express, sky, big business will be lying, Cheating, inventing crazy story’s to stop Corbyn winning seats in the local elections. They have total control of May/Torys but know they can’t buy JC. We Need Jeremy Corbyn