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Monday, December 9, 2019

NBC NEWS

Pensacola hit by cyberattack after fatal shooting at naval station

NBC NEWS

AG Barr condemns IG report's finding that FBI probe of Trump campaign was justified

 

Communications Consulting - Promote Your Project

Personal / Small Business Bookkeeping

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Monday, October 21, 2019

CNN

Facebook: Russian trolls are back. And they're here to meddle with 2020

UPWORTHY

Trump supporters accuse bus company of 'deep state' plot to strand them, turns out they didn't pay

 

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POLITICO

Trump claims he's the victim of 'phony emoluments clause'


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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

NBC NEWS

Democrats angrily walk out of White House meeting after Trump 'meltdown'

Chuck Schumer said the dramatic moment unfolded after Trump referred to Pelosi as a "third-rate politician."

MSNBC

House overwhelmingly votes bipartisan condemnation of Trump withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria

 

COMIC SANDS

Stephen King Bluntly Nicknamed Donald Trump's Foreign Policy 'Doctrine' After His Syria Withdrawal Debacle

MSNBC


Turkish president won't meet with Pence over Syria ceasefire

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

THE GUARDIAN

Trump-Ukraine: John Bolton 'sounded alarm about Rudy Giuliani's actions'

Fiona Hill testifies that Bolton called Giuliani a ‘hand grenade’

Hill says Bolton likened lawyer’s operation to a ‘drug deal’

 

 

 


THE GUARDIAN

US nuclear bombs at Turkish airbase complicate rift over Syria invasion

NATIONAL REVIEW


Giuliani Refuses To Comply with Subpoena from House Dems

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MSNBC

Trump touts ‘great’ Chinese trade deal that doesn’t actually exist

 

CNN

Bombshell testimony shows alarm over White House-Ukraine shadow diplomacy was early and deep

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Monday, October 14, 2019

THE HILL

Trump calls on Turkey to broker ceasefire

"The United States wants Turkey to immediately stop the invasion."

 

 


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NEWSWEEK

Trump and Erdogan 'Just got played' by Putin says terrorism expert, asKurds in Syria strike deal with Russie and Bashar Al-Assad

CNN


The war against ISIS was all a waste

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MSNBC

Joe: The winner of Syrian pullout will be Putin

 

COMMON DREAMS

Affirming Trump 'Is Not a King,' Federal Court Rules President Acted Unlawfully by Declaring Emergency to Obtain Wall Funding

 

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Friday, October 11, 2019

MSNBC

Court rules Trump violated law with emergency order to build border wall

LANCASTER COURIER


Anti-Impeachment Rally in Utah Backfires Badly When Trump Critics Outnumber Supporters

The Tribune says the pro-impeachment crowd numbered about 100. The anti-impeachment supporters were estimated to be a mere 35.

 

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CNN

Trump campaign still hasn't paid back at least 6 cities for rally bills

 

VARIETY

President Trump Insults ‘Little’ Bruce Springsteen, Beyonce, Jay-Z at Campaign Rally

 

Bonus: Democrats Beg Trump to Stop Impeaching Himself So They Have Something to Do

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ABC NEWS

ABC News: Giuliani’s Relationship With Arrested “Associates” Is Subject Of Criminal Investigation

ABC goes on to say, “The investigation is being conducted by the FBI’s New York field office and prosecutors in the Southern District of New York, the same U.S. Attorney’s office Giuliani ran before he became mayor of New York.”

 

CNN

Trump says he does not know Giuliani associates despite photos of him with them

 

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

CNN

Two men connected to Giuliani's Ukraine efforts charged with funneling foreign money into US election

THE NATION


It’s Not a Coup, It’s the Constitution

 

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NBC NEWS

Trump lashes out over Fox News poll that shows majority support his impeachment

 

MSNBC

Tillerson story creates Trump’s latest possible impeachable offense

 

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

TIME

Trump Boasted That His Border Wall Was 'Virtually Impenetrable.' Then an 8-Year-Old Girl Climbed a Replica

THE ATLANTIC


Top Military Officers Unload on Trump

The commander in chief is impulsive, disdains expertise, and gets his intelligence briefings from Fox News. What does this mean for those on the front lines?

 

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NEWS AND GUTS

Trump-Ukraine Scandal: It Always Comes Back To Russia

 

LA TIMES

Judge rips into Trump Education chief Betsy DeVos over student debt

 

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

SECOND NEXUS (via George Takai)

WATCH: Pat Robertson Says of Trump’s Withdrawal from Syria: ‘The President of the United States Is in Great Danger of Losing the Mandate of Heaven if He Permits This to Happen.’

KARE 11 NBC tv


Minneapolis mayor fires back after Trump campaign threatens to sue Target Center

According to a statement from the campaign, they were asked to pay security costs for the planned Thursday rally upfront.

 

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CNN

Everything you need to know about Trump's plan to pull back from Syria

 

MSNBC

Tom Steyer: Trump was a fraud as a businessman

 

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Monday, October 7, 2019

MSNBC

Trump wins delay in New York court fight over producing his tax returns

"The president asserts an extraordinary claim in the dispute now before this court," the Manhattan federal court judge wrote, later adding, "This Court cannot endorse such a categorical and limitless assertion of presidential immunity from" the judicial process.

MSNBC


How a conspiracy theory started on 4chan and ended up at the center of the Trump/Ukraine impeachment investigation

 

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Highlight Hollywood

Contradicting Trump, Putin Said “We’ve Never Been Close, And Aren’t Now”

 

CBS

Elizabeth Warren stops "lock him up" chant directed at pro-Trump protester

 

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Friday October 4, 2019

DEMOCRACY NOW

Lessons From Watergate: “How We Learned to Stop an Out of Control President”

 

THE WASHINGTON POST

Mike Pence used campaign funds to pay his mortgage — and it cost him an election

 

Last Week's Stories

Thursday October 3, 2019

Trump openly encourages Ukraine, China to investigate Bidens 

The GOP Tax Cut Trickle Down Has Arrived: Worker Bonuses Went Up One Penny in 2018 

Trump Bullies Giuliani in Private, but Rudy Can’t Quit Him 

Trump Loses It As Reuters Reporter Presses Him To Answer Ukraine Question 

 

Wednesday October 2, 2019

10 days later, Pompeo admits he was on the Ukraine call 

About the US Inspectors General -- The US Government's Built-In Watchdogs 

Rudy Giuliani Subpoenaed In Trump Impeachment Investigation

Ukraine president says U.S. never explained why aid was delayed

 

Tuesday October 1, 2019

Freewheeling Trump was often unprepared for foreign leader calls, had to be coached by staff

Trump's attempt to identify whistleblower is 'grossly wrong' and an 'abuse of power' 

Whistleblower Protection Act

Mike Pompeo Said He Knew Nothing About Ukraine Call That He Was On

Trump Is Too Stupid To Know When He’s Giving Away Classified Information

AG Bill Barr finds himself ‘neck deep’ in Trump scandal

 

Monday September 30, 2019

Trump: People will ‘revolt’ if he’s impeached

Robert De Niro Responds to Fox News Backlash, Drops F-Bombs in Live CNN Interview

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MSNBC

Trolling Putin jokes about Russia interfering in 2020 election

 

MSNBC

Giuliani admits to Washington Post he's consulted with a jailed Paul Manafort

 

Thursday October 3, 2019

CNN

Trump openly encourages Ukraine, China to investigate Bidens

 

LABOR411.ORG


The GOP Tax Cut Trickle Down Has Arrived: Worker Bonuses Went Up One Penny in 2018

 

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NEW YORK MAGAZINE

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Report: Trump Bullies Giuliani in Private, but Rudy Can’t Quit Him

 

NEWS AND GUTS

Trump Loses It As Reuters Reporter Presses Him To Answer Ukraine Question

 

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

CNN

10 days later, Pompeo admits he was on the Ukraine call

 

THOUGHTCO.COM


About the US Inspectors General
The US Government's Built-In Watchdogs

 

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Highlight Hollywood

Rudy Giuliani Subpoenaed In Trump Impeachment Investigation

 

PBS

Ukraine president says U.S. never explained why aid was delayed

 

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The New Yorker Eric Trump Accuses Don, Jr., of Being Whistle-Blower in Bid to Get Him Cut Out of Will

 

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

CNN

 

Freewheeling Trump was often unprepared for foreign leader calls, had to be coached by staff

MSNBC

Trump's attempt to identify whistleblower is 'grossly wrong' and an 'abuse of power'

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Whistleblower Protection Act

"also prohibits a federal agency from taking action or threatening to take action against an employee or applicant for disclosing information that he or she believes violated a law."

Truthout

Mike Pompeo Said He Knew Nothing About Ukraine Call That He Was On

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POLITICUSUSA

 

Trump Is Too Stupid To Know When He’s Giving Away Classified Information

 

MSNBC

AG Bill Barr finds himself ‘neck deep’ in Trump scandal

Monday September 30, 2019

Politico

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Trump: People will ‘revolt’ if he’s impeached

Hollywood Reporter

John Lamparski/WireImage

Robert De Niro Responds to Fox News Backlash, Drops F-Bombs in Live CNN Interview

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ABC News: Trump urged Ukraine to work with Barr and Giuliani to probe Biden: Call transcript

Highlight Hollywood: Rep. Adam Kinzinger (Republican-Ill.) Calls Trump, “Beyond Repugnant’ After Fox New ‘Civil War’ Talk

 

 

 

In Case You Missed It (ICYMI)

Social media has turned us all into journalists, most without the benefit of any journalistic training. Musicians who spend years learning their craft, then spend countless hours practicing, generally sound pretty good to us, way better than those of us who might just pick up a guitar and start strumming away.

So I started this page for curious people who want to learn interesting, true, things, to help improve their own peronal journalism.

A journalist's most valuable asset is their credibility, and the foundation of credibility is reliable sources. Fake news never quotes recognizable sources, they use meaningless phrases like "people are saying" or "people have told me . . . " or "the result of a recent study was . . . "

Your questions are "Who is saying?" "Who told you?" "What study?"

So I'll be telling you about some of the interesting things that I see throughout my day, and about some of the people I know with ideas and accomplishments I think you should be aware of. Don't expect to agree with everything, and don't waste our time arguing. If you go out to dinner, and you see something on the menu you don't like, you don't argue with the waiter, do you? No, of course not, you just move on and find something you like.

I have always loved arts: visual, music, film, and now live community theatre. There is no greater thrill to me than watching a film with the cast in the audience, and I was priveledged to attended several Ritz Theatre original productions, hosted by the playwrights, which were every bit as memorable and enjoyable to me. So many of the stories I'll share will have an artistic theme.

So here are a few stories from today to help get the ball rolling. Let me know what you think, then tell me your story!

Steve Thompson

I'm the former Community Outreach Director for The Ritz Theatre Co. in Haddon Township. I thought we'd have some fun discovering some interesting people and things, so contact me with your own interesting story!

Before working with The Ritz, I promoted nearly forty films, worked with an Academy Award Winner for ten years, and promoted a variety of producers, directors, actors, and film technicians.

steve@thomcomm.com