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Thursday News: Trump Embraces the Worst of Wall St.; So Much for “Populism”; Carrier Deal All About Corporate Welfare


by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Thursday, December 1. Also check out Trevor Noah take on Tomi Lahren of the far-right-wing “The Blaze” and her absurd claims about race.

    ~ On Congressional renewal of U.S. sanctions on Iran ~

    WASHINGTON—Today U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), incoming Vice Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement on Senate passage of legislation which imposes a 10-year extension of sanctions on Iran. The Iran Sanctions Act, which Sen. Warner co-sponsored, now heads to the President:

    “Today I voted to extend the Iran Sanctions Act for another decade. Last renewed in 2006, this Act imposes sanctions on U.S. and foreign companies investing in Iran’s energy sector—a major component of its economy—but allows the President to waive sanctions on a case-by-case basis. Many of the Act’s sanctions, including those targeting investment in Iran’s oil and gas sector, have been waived as part of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action that the United States and five other countries have signed with Iran to rein in Tehran’s nuclear program. I firmly believe the continuation of these sanctions is prudent to preserve America’s ability to re-impose sanctions should Iran violate that agreement and to signal to Tehran that its continued threatening and aggressive behavior will not be tolerated. In the last year alone, Iran has conducted at least four ballistic missile tests, illegally detained U.S. sailors in the Persian Gulf, threatened to shoot down U.S. Navy planes, and continued to support terrorist groups such as Hezbollah and dictators like Syria’s President Assad. I will continue to support efforts to keep Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons and encourage Tehran to abide by international law and norms of behavior.”

  • True Blue

    I keep reading comments on “con” sites about this myth; it’s no surprise that Hannity is pushing it.

    “As scrutiny intensifies on Donald Trump’s connections to the white nationalists known as the “alt right,” Sean Hannity and Fox guest Michael Needham are sneakily promoting a myth that there’s an alt left that’s just as extreme.”

    “The Associated Press defined “alt right” and prescribed its usage today: The “alt-right” or “alternative right” is a name currently embraced by some white supremacists and white nationalists to refer to themselves and their ideology, which emphasizes preserving and protecting the white race in the United States in addition to, or over, other traditional conservative positions such as limited government, low taxes and strict law-and-order.”

    “[W]henever “alt-right” is used in a story, be sure to include a definition: “an offshoot of conservatism mixing racism, white nationalism and populism,” or, more simply, “a white nationalist movement.”

    “There is simply [NO COMPARABLE MOVEMENT] among the left. But Sean Hannity, a blatant white-rights enthusiast and anti-immigrant nativist (despite his ridiculous claim otherwise), is now trying to suggest that anyone to the left of him is part of an “alt left.”

    Needham fussed about Clinton campaign going along with recount: “Donald Trump won the election. Donald Trump is going to be the president of the United States. The alt-left needs to move on from this nonsense.”

    “Wait a minute! Asking for a recount is [NOT] the equivalent of being a white nationalist. It’s [NOT] even close. But nobody on the Fox panel – not Wallace, not The Wall Street Journal’s Gerald Seib, not Julie Pace, of the “liberal media’s” Associated Press and not Fox News correspondent James Rosen – objected.”

    “In fact, nobody even seemed to notice.”

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