Trump to Skip White House Correspondents Dinner

Trump to Skip White House Correspondents Dinner by Stephen Lendman Founded in 1914 during the Woodrow Wilson era, the White House Correspondents Association (WHCA) is a organization of reporters covering POTUS. It holds annual dinners presidents usually attend. Until 1962, women were excluded. Jack Kennedy changed things, refusing to come unless the ban was dropped.... Continue Reading →

Saturday Homs, Syria Terrorist Attack

Saturday Homs, Syria Terrorist Attack by Stephen Lendman On Saturday, multiple suicide bombings killed dozens, injured many others in Homs, Syria during peace talks in Geneva with anti-government terrorist groups. Al-Nusra claimed responsibility, along with ISIS excluded from talks. Head of Syria’s delegation in Geneva Bashar al-Jaafari said any Geneva participant failing to condemn Saturday’s... Continue Reading →

Venezuelan VP Refutes Spurious US Charges Against Him

Venezuelan VP Refutes Spurious US Charges Against Him by Stephen Lendman A previous article discussed outrageous US sanctions imposed on Venezuelan Executive Vice President Tareck El Aissami over fabricated drugs trafficking allegations. Assets, if any, held in America were frozen under the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act.  A Treasury Department statement lied, saying Aissami allegedly... Continue Reading →

Trump at CPAC

Trump at CPAC by Stephen Lendman The Conservative Political Action Conference is an annual event, hosted by the American Conservative Union, featuring addresses by notable conservative figures. In 2011, Trump addressed the conference, again on Friday, using the occasion to blast the dishonest media, saying “we are fighting fake news,” calling media scoundrels “the enemy... Continue Reading →

The Right Way to Challenge Fake News

The Right Way to Challenge Fake News by Stephen Lendman Trump is right challenging fake news. It’s about time someone in high office did it. He’s going about it the wrong way. Without speech, media and academic freedoms, all other rights are threatened.  Barring certain media outlets from attending Friday’s White House press briefing while... Continue Reading →

Russia to Veto New SC Sanctions on Syria

Russia to Veto New SC Sanctions on Syria by Stephen Lendman Russia intends vetoing a draft US, UK, French Security Council resolution, imposing new sanctions on Syria - based on fabricated accusations of chemical weapons use. No credible evidence proves Syria used toxic agents at any time throughout years of conflict. Plenty indicates use by... Continue Reading →

Ecuadorean Presidential Election Run-Off Announced

Ecuadorean Presidential Election Run-Off Announced by Stephen Lendman On Wednesday, Ecuador’s electoral commission announced a run-off to choose President Rafael Correa’s successor. On April 2, ruling Alianza PAIS candidate Lenin Moreno will face banker turned politician Guillermo Lasso. Moreno barely fell short of a 40% threshold to win in first round February 19 voting -... Continue Reading →

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