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THE WEEK THAT WAS w/ the Newsvandal

White America is tops in the developed world when it comes to death by drugs, alcohol, and suicide
https://qz.com/940408/white-middle-aged-americans-are-much-more-likely-to-die-of-a-drug-overdose-than-their-peers-in-more-developed-countries-a-brookings-study-finds/

Many Americans are woefully unprepared for a surprise medical expense
http://www.cnbc.com/2017/03/21/many-americans-are-woefully-unprepared-for-a-surprise-medical-expense.html

White House Preparing to Blame Ryan If Health Bill Fails, Official Says
https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-03-24/white-house-said-to-prepare-to-blame-ryan-if-health-bill-fails

No, over there! Our case-by-case guide to the Trump distraction technique
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/21/donald-trump-distraction-technique-media

Trump's early policy moves benefit the industries he knows best — his own
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/trump-business-policy-moves-ethics-236392

Congressman’s Trump Surveillance Claims Have an Obvious, Mundane Explanation
https://theintercept.com/2017/03/22/congressmans-trump-surveillance-claims-have-an-obvious-mundane-explanation/

Aid Officials Beg Congress to Help Yemen, While Trump Sends More Bombs
https://theintercept.com/2017/03/22/aid-officials-beg-congress-to-help-yemen-while-trump-sends-more-bombs/

'We are not afraid': Londoners defiant after parliament attack
http://www.euronews.com/2017/03/22/we-are-not-afraid-londoners-defiant-after-parliament-attack

THE WEEK THAT WAS w/ the Newsvandal

Stephen Bannon wants to dismantle your government
http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2017/03/16/stephen-bannon-wants-to-dismantle-your-government-administrative-state-ross-baker-column/99180638/

Trump Gambles With Cuts to Programs His Base Relies On
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/16/us/politics/trump-budget.html

Trump boosts security budget while slashing anti-poverty programs
https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2017/03/16/trump-boosts-security-budget-while-slashing-anti-poverty-programs-medical-research-education/dkOh0GCX5rL5O0dcGeRPcP/story.html

Trump’s Mideast surge has Pentagon debating ‘mission creep’
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/pentagon-syria-mission-creep-trump-236156

Tillerson’s Asia Trip Could Signal the End US Soft Diplomacy
http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Columns/2017/03/17/Tillerson-s-Asia-Trip-Could-Signal-End-US-Soft-Diplomacy

US makes formal apology to Britain after White House accuses GCHQ of wiretapping Trump Tower
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/03/17/us-makes-formal-apology-britain-white-house-accuses-gchq-wiretapping/

Sean Spicer’s angry, lonely defense of Trump’s wiretapping claim, annotated
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/03/16/sean-spicers-angry-lonely-defense-of-trumps-wiretapping-claim-annotated/

Rachel Maddow Turned a Scoop on Donald Trump’s Taxes Into a Cynical, Self-Defeating Spectacle
http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2017/03/15/rachel_maddow_s_trump_taxes_scoop_was_a_cynical_self_defeating_spectacle.html

Scandal Fatigue and the Trump Ethical Swamp
https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-03-14/scandal-fatigue-and-the-trump-ethical-swamp

THE WEEK THAT WAS w/ the Newsvandal

Here are all the factions opposed to the GOP’s Obamacare replacement plan
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/congress/article137516488.html

Paul Ryan Fundraised With Health Insurance Lobbying Firm Just Before His PowerPoint
https://theintercept.com/2017/03/09/paul-ryan-fundraised-with-health-insurance-lobbying-firm-just-before-his-powerpoint/

Longtime allies, sworn enemies and temporary bedfellows collide on Syria battlefield
http://www.thenational.ae/world/middle-east/longtime-allies-sworn-enemies-and-temporary-bedfellows-collide-on-syria-battlefield

No 'Incompetence' or 'Bad Judgment' in Yemen Raid, Probe Finds
http://www.military.com/daily-news/2017/03/09/no-incompetence-bad-judgment-yemen-raid-probe-finds.html

The Marine Corps' nude-photo-sharing scandal is even worse than first realized
http://www.businessinsider.com/nude-photo-marine-corps-pentagon-scandal-2017-3

Donald Trump unaware Michael Flynn was a 'foreign agent', Sean Spicer says
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/09/michael-flynn-foreign-agent-sean-spicer

With Trump in White House, His Golf Properties Prosper
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/09/us/politics/trump-golf-courses.html

CEOs Widen Income Gap Over Staff as Survey Shows 5.5% Pay Jump
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-08/ceos-widen-income-gap-over-staff-as-survey-shows-5-5-pay-jump

A Tiny Bit Of Good News On Inequality Before It All Goes To Hell
http://theconcourse.deadspin.com/a-tiny-bit-of-good-news-on-inequality-before-it-all-goe-1793119444

The CIA can hack your TV? So what else is new?
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/national-security/article137272958.html

THE WEEK THAT WAS w/ the Newsvandal

A Who's Who of the Trump Campaign's Russia Connections
http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/a-whos-who-of-the-trump-campaigns-russia-connections-w469977

Sergey Kislyak, Russian Envoy, Cultivated Powerful Network in U.S.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/02/world/europe/sergey-kislyak-russian-ambassador.html

How much longer can Republicans defend Trump over Russia?
http://theweek.com/articles/683374/how-much-longer-republicans-defend-trump-over-russia

Russia asserts growing ambitions in Middle East with Libya talks
http://www.thenational.ae/world/europe/russia-asserts-growing-ambitions-in-middle-east-with-libya-talks

US Launches a Flurry of Airstrikes Against al-Qaeda in Yemen
http://news.antiwar.com/2017/03/02/us-launches-a-flurry-of-airstrikes-against-al-qaeda-in-yemen/

Trump pledges ‘great rebuilding’ of military on visit to new carrier
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/mar/2/donald-trump-pledges-great-rebuilding-military/

Palantir Provides the Engine for Donald Trump’s Deportation Machine
https://theintercept.com/2017/03/02/palantir-provides-the-engine-for-donald-trumps-deportation-machine/

EPA moves confirm Trump's climate hostility, but what of the Paris Agreement?
http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/3005760/epa-moves-confirm-trumps-climate-hostility-but-what-of-the-paris-agreement

Our Oceans Are Garbage
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/scientists-predict-there-could-be-more-plastic-than-fish-in-the-oceans-by-2050

THE WEEK THAT WAS w/ the Newsvandal

Amnesty: 'The world in 2016 became a darker place'
http://www.dw.com/en/amnesty-the-world-in-2016-became-a-darker-place/a-37646634

Why Trump’s Immigration Crackdown Could Sink U.S. Home Prices
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-02-22/why-trump-s-immigration-crackdown-could-sink-u-s-home-prices

Trump’s ‘big fat bubble’ trouble in the stock market
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/trump-stock-market-bubble-235328

GOP Obamacare Plan Would Cover Fewer People; Blowback Grows
https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-02-24/gop-obamacare-plan-would-cover-fewer-people-blowback-grows

Town hall protesters scoff at Trump admin's claim they're paid agitators
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/some-town-hall-protesters-scoff-at-paid-allegations/

Trump's former campaign staff fed him positive news to keep him from rage-tweeting
http://theweek.com/speedreads/681654/trumps-former-campaign-staff-fed-positive-news-keep-from-ragetweeting

Trump Condemns FBI Leakers for Leaking That He Asked Them to Leak
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/02/trump-decries-leakers-for-leaking-that-he-asked-them-to-leak.html

CPAC expels ‘alt-right’ leader, declares war on movement
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/feb/23/alt-right-ethno-nationalists-tossed-from-cpac-boun/

Bannon rips 'corporatist, globalist media' at CPAC
http://money.cnn.com/2017/02/23/media/steve-bannon-media-cpac/index.html?iid=hp-stack-dom

Majority of Americans trust the media more than Trump: poll
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2017/02/23/president-trump-media-quinnipiac-poll/98283962/
 
We're consuming too much media. It's time to detox our brains.
http://www.recode.net/2017/2/23/14669710/reprogram-brain-media-overload-political-fake-news


THE WEEK THAT WAS w/ the Newsvandal

Trump vs. the Very Fake News Media
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/02/trump-vs-the-very-fake-news-media/516561/

Journalists Whisper at Trump’s Crazy Press Conference: ‘This Is Insane’
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/02/16/journalists-whisper-at-trump-s-crazy-press-conference-this-is-insane.html

Sorry media — this press conference played very different with Trump's supporters
http://nypost.com/2017/02/16/sorry-media-this-press-conference-played-very-different-with-trumps-supporters/

The Trump-Bibi-Murdoch Love Triangle Puts Us All at Risk
https://www.thenation.com/article/the-trump-bibi-murdoch-love-triangle-puts-us-all-at-risk/

WHOA: Harward Calls National Security Adviser Offer a “Sh** Sandwich”, Says CNN
http://www.redstate.com/absentee/2017/02/16/whoa-harward-calls-national-security-adviser-offer-sh-sandwich-says-cnn/

Trump’s blatant cronyism turns to national security: The president taps billionaire investor to overhaul the spy agencies
http://www.salon.com/2017/02/17/trumps-blatant-cronyism-turns-to-national-security-president-taps-billionaire-investor-to-overhaul-the-spy-agencies/

Trump's Repeal of Bipartisan Anti-Corruption Measure Proves He's a Fake
http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/trumps-repeal-of-anti-corruption-measure-proves-hes-a-fake-w467240

Private Prisons to Profit Handsomely Off Trump Immigrant Raids
http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Private-Prisons-to-Profit-Handsomely-Off-Trump-Immigrant-Raids-20170214-0031.html

Federal immigration raids net many without criminal records, sowing fear
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/federal-immigration-raids-net-many-without-criminal-records-sowing-fear/2017/02/16/a37e5e76-f486-11e6-a9b0-ecee7ce475fc_story.html

White House denies National Guard plan for deportations
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/320090-wh-strongly-denies-report-national-guard-will-be-used-to-round-up

How San Diego Built a Bridge Over the Wall
http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/02/san-diego-bridge-border-wall-airport-tijuana-214788

THE WEEK THAT WAS w/ the Newsvandal

Americans Are Having Doubts About Trump’s Agenda: Poll
http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/2017/02/08/Americans-Are-Having-Doubts-About-Trump-s-Agenda-Poll

Jeff Sessions, Fan of the Drug War and Asset Forfeiture, Confirmed as Attorney General
http://reason.com/blog/2017/02/08/jeff-sessions-fan-of-the-drug-war-and-as

'See you in court,' Trump tweets after 9th Circuit panel unanimously refuses to reinstate his travel ban
http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-ninth-circuit-travel-ban-2017-story.html

Details of Trump-Putin call raise new White House concerns about leaks
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/details-of-trump-putin-call-raise-new-white-house-leak-concerns/2017/02/09/162f0fe6-ef0b-11e6-b4ff-ac2cf509efe5_story.html

Trump finally gives Xi Jinping a phone call, agrees to honor 'one China' policy
http://shanghaiist.com/2017/02/10/trump_calls_xi.php

Trump’s Tough Stance on Iran: Nothing to Gain, a Lot to Lose
http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Columns/2017/02/10/Trump-s-Tough-Stance-Iran-Nothing-Gain-Lot-Lose

Exclusive: Alleged mastermind tells Obama 9/11 was America’s fault
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/guantanamo/article131466294.html

Myanmar Rohingya crisis: The horror the world isn’t watching
http://www.news.com.au/world/asia/myanmar-rohingya-crisis-the-horror-the-world-isnt-watching/news-story/9e81d9a71d8db5a3edea67501e37a4ff

THE WEEK THAT WAS w/ the Newsvandal

A Visa Ban — but Not for Trump’s Foreign Workers
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/02/01/a-visa-ban-but-not-for-trump-s-foreign-workers.html

Trump's Blue-Collar Populism Is Dividing Unions
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-02-02/unions-are-scared-mad-thrilled-as-trump-deepens-old-divisions

The US tried extra-high tariffs before, in 1930. It was a disaster.
https://www.pri.org/stories/2017-02-01/us-tried-extra-high-tariffs-1930-it-was-disaster

Steve Bannon’s plan to bring down US democracy has started. Be very afraid
http://www.middleeasteye.net/columns/steve-bannon-s-plan-bring-down-american-democracy-has-started-be-very-afraid-1060066715

Neil Gorsuch started Fascism Forever Club in high school
http://nypost.com/2017/02/02/neil-gorsuch-started-fascism-forever-club-in-high-school/

Trump to Mexico: Take care of 'bad hombres' or US might
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/trump-mexico-take-care-bad-hombres-or-us-might#

Trump ratchets up rhetoric against Iran in early morning tweets
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/trump-foreign-policy-rhetoric-iran-australia-mexico-234531

Trump-ordered raid in Yemen approved without sufficient intelligence: military officials
http://thehill.com/policy/defense/317501-trump-ordered-raid-in-yemen-approved-without-sufficient-intelligence

Where was the liberal uproar over Obama's wars in the Middle East?
http://theweek.com/articles/676971/where-liberal-uproar-over-obamas-wars-middle-east

KING: Had Muslim gunmen killed six white Christians, half the world would have Canadian flags as profile pictures
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/king-world-grieving-canadian-mosque-shooting-article-1.2960334

What It Takes to Truly Be ‘One of Us’
http://www.pewglobal.org/2017/02/01/what-it-takes-to-truly-be-one-of-us/

THE WEEK THAT WAS w/ the Newsvandal

Donald Trump Is Sworn In as President, Capping His Swift Ascent
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/20/us/politics/trump-inauguration-day.html

This is what Donald Trump is doing, starting on Day One
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/white-house/article127333179.html

Israeli Lawmakers Celebrate the New “King of the United States” With Evangelicals
https://theintercept.com/2017/01/19/israeli-lawmakers-celebrate-the-new-king-of-the-united-states-with-evangelicals/

For Trump’s Nominees, a Billionaires’ Guide to Running the Government
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/19/business/donald-trump-billionaires-cabinet-nominees.html

Davos Elite Searches for Fixes to Save Its System From Populists
https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-01-18/lagarde-urges-wealth-redistribution-as-dalio-warns-on-populists

Davos Elite Fret About Inequality Over Vintage Wine and Canapés
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/18/business/dealbook/world-economic-forum-davos-backlash.html

Gulf of Alaska salmon fishery declared federal disaster
http://www.ktuu.com/content/news/Gulf-of-Alaska-salmon-fishery-declared-federal-disaster-411160735.html

It's Undeniable: 2016 Was The Hottest Year On Record
http://www.forbes.com/sites/startswithabang/2017/01/18/climate-science-isnt-political-lying-about-it-is/

THE WEEK THAT WAS w/ the Newsvandal

What the World Might Look Like in 5 Years, According to US Intelligence
http://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2017/01/what-world-might-look-5-years-according-us-intelligence/134511/

Splitting From Trump, Defense Pick Mattis Slams Russia, Supports Iran Deal
http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/01/12/splitting-from-trump-defense-pick-mattis-slams-russia-supports-iran-deal/

Christopher Steele, Trump Dossier Author, Is a Real-Life James Bond
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/christopher-steele-trump-dossier-author-real-life-james-bond-n706376

Why Russia's Kremlin watchers are taking Trump dossier with a grain of salt
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Europe/2017/0112/Why-Russia-s-Kremlin-watchers-are-taking-Trump-dossier-with-a-grain-of-salt

Why Trump’s Conflict-of-Interest Plan Won't Prevent Conflicts of Interest
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/01/trump-conflicts-of-interest-business-organization/512861/

Protests in Mexico Push Country to Brink of Revolution and Nobody’s Talking About It
http://theantimedia.org/protests-mexico-brink-revolution/

Global unemployment to hit 200 million as wages stagnate
http://money.cnn.com/2017/01/13/news/economy/jobs-pay-global-outlook-2017/index.html

Davos Wonders If It’s Part of the Problem
https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-01-13/davos-wonders-if-it-s-part-of-the-problem