Amazon Is Creating Cities for the Rich and Democrats Are Bending the Knee

This is really about politicians kissing the ring of the wealthiest man in America. They want access to that cash. Money is the mother’s milk in politics. And Democrats, like Republicans, need their constant fix of corporate money:

On Tuesday, news officially broke that Amazon would open not one but two new headquarters in Queens, New York, and Arlington, Virginia. The New York announcement in particular enraged progressives. The tech leviathan has emerged in recent years as an extremely powerful modern monopoly while jacking up rentsfomenting inequalitydestroying smaller businesses, and demanding tax breaks. Yet prominent New York Democrats courted the corporation and promised it massive incentives to come to their city.

GOP Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith is Running an Openly White Supremacist Campaign

This is what the GOP has become under Donald Trump. They flirt with racist talking points. And in some cases, like Hyde-Smith, they don’t hide their racist views:

Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) appeared to endorse voter suppression during a campaign stop this month, saying efforts to undermine voting among liberals at certain colleges would be a “great idea.”

“And then they remind me that there’s a lot of liberal folks in those other schools who maybe we don’t want to vote,” Hyde-Smith can be heard telling a small crowd of young people outside her campaign bus in a video taken Nov. 3 and posted on online Thursday. “Maybe we want to make it just a little more difficult. And I think that’s a great idea.”

Hyde-Smith, who was appointed to the Senate in April following the retirement of Thad Cochran, faces Democrat Mike Espy in a Nov. 27 runoff election. The Trump-backed Republican also came under fire last weekend for apparent racist remarks, joking with a crowd about attending a public hanging.

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Trump Mulls Letting Turkey Kill U.S. Resident to Help Saudis

This is pure evil. That would put Trump on the same level as Putin and Un:

The White House is looking for ways to remove an enemy of Turkish President Recep Erdogan from the U.S. in order to placate Turkey over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to two senior U.S. officials and two other people briefed on the requests.

Trump administration officials last month asked federal law enforcement agencies to examine legal ways of removing exiled Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen in an attempt to persuade Erdogan to ease pressure on the Saudi government, the four sources said.

GOP strategist delivers last rites: ‘When Trump leaves, there will be no more Republican party’

Republican strategist Rick Tyler told MSNBC on Thursday that he doesn’t expect the Republican party to survive President Trump — and wonders what will replace it. The party, he told host Chris Jansing, was hemorrhaging affluent women, along with African American and Latino voters they’ve already lost. “That would be a generational realignment, and if that’s true the Republicans won’t be in charge for a very, very long time,” he said, adding that the party…

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Veterans are sleeping in their cars to access medical care – and it’s only getting worse

I thought Trump was supposed to take care of our veterans:

In major cities across the country, hotels can cost upwards of $300 per night. This is what some veterans are having to pay to receive life-saving treatment at VA hospitals. With over 20 million veterans currently living in the U.S., the issue is only getting worse.

Veterans who live far from the facilities that best treat their conditions have to pay out-of-pocket for hotels the night before they are admitted, or during long-term outpatient treatment, like chemotherapy.

Humanitarian aid fails to reach millions, Red Cross says

Millions of people living in crisis are being “left behind” by humanitarian aid organizations, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) announced on Wednesday in a new report on the state of global aid.

Some 134 million people will need humanitarian help this year, the IFRC said in its World Disasters Report 2018, citing the UN, but only 97 million would receive aid.

In 2017, “fewer than half of the people estimated to be in need were actually known to be reached by internationally supported humanitarian assistance.”

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Trump’s rhetoric is partly to blame for a man’s plot to Muslim refugees, his lawyer says

Who knows how many others are out there ready commit heinous crimes one day after listening the hate coming from Donald Trump’s mouth:

Two years ago, Patrick Eugene Stein hatched a plot with two other men to kill Somali refugees by blowing up an apartment complex in Kansas that contained a mosque.

The men referred to Muslims as cockroaches and, in the words of prosecutors, “described in the most extreme and violent terms what they planned to do to them.” They were found guilty in April and face a maximum sentence of life in prison.

Now, Stein’s lawyer is asking for a more lenient sentence, arguing that the court consider the “backdrop” of the case: then-candidate Donald Trump’s polarizing rhetoric.

“The court cannot ignore the circumstances of one of the most rhetorically mold-breaking, violent, awful, hateful and contentious presidential elections in modern history, driven in large measure by the rhetorical China shop bull who is now our president,” said attorney Jim Pratt in a sentencing memo filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Kansas.

Claire McCaskill Defines ‘Crazy Democrats’ for Fox News

This is another case of vote-blue-no-matter-who. McCaskill wants to act like a Republican to save her skin. This Senator has been bad-mouthing progressives for some time. She is another reason why we need a third party:

One week before the midterm elections, Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill has tried to distance herself from the most liberal elements of her party, including high-profile progressive Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders.

McCaskill refrained from grouping Sanders or Warren in with the “crazy Democrats” her campaign distanced her from in a radio ad last week. But, in an interview with Fox News on Monday, she invoked their names when asked if any of her colleagues were “crazy Democrats.”

“I would not call my colleagues crazy, but Elizabeth Warren sure went after me when I advocated tooling back some of the regulations for small banks and credit unions,” McCaskill said.

Trump, the Jews and anti-Semitism: A dangerous double game

Trump has consistently played the double-game on race. It’s time he get’s called out on it. The Donald is not just a fake and fraud when it comes to business:

Trump closed his winning 2016 presidential campaign with an ad that many observers slammed as blatantly anti-Semitic. In his first month in office Trump again sparked scandal when the White House left out any mention of Jews while marking Holocaust Remembrance Day. After topping off a campaign littered with dozens of such incidents, the accusations surrounding Trump and anti-Semitism reached a boiling point at his first solo press conference in February 2017, where, responding to a question about recent threats to Jewish centers across the country and rising anti-Semitism, Trump declared, “I am the least anti-Semitic person that you’ve ever seen in your entire life.”