Democracy Now – January 20, 2017

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Rashid Khalidi: Obama’s Condemnation of Israeli Occupation Doesn’t Match His Last 8 Years in Office

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Rashid Khalidi: Obama’s Condemnation of Israeli Occupation Doesn’t Match His Last 8 Years in Office; On Final Day of Obama Presidency, a Look at His Mixed Legacy & the Rise of Neo-Fascism in Washington; Climate Denier Scott Pruitt Faces Protests at Senate Hearing as 2016 Is Declared Hottest Year Ever; Dr. Sidney Wolfe on HHS … Continued


Defense Secretary Nominee James Mattis Pledges to Enforce Iran Nuclear Deal Criticized by Trump

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Defense Secretary Nominee James Mattis Pledges to Enforce Iran Nuclear Deal Criticized by Trump; Trump’s Pick for Defense Sec’y Made Millions in Defense Industry After His 2013 Retirement; Sent to the “Back of the Bus”? 3 Black Members of Congress Testify at End of Sessions’s Confirmation; James Mattis Calls for U.S. Military to Be More … Continued


Trump Ignores Ethics Experts Urging Him to Divest from His Businesses & Puts Sons In Charge Instead

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Trump Ignores Ethics Experts Urging Him to Divest from His Businesses & Puts Sons In Charge Instead; Committee to Protect Journalists: Watch Out for “Leak Investigations” Targeting Journos Under Trump; Do Exxon’s Climate Denial & “Trail of Carnage” on Human Rights Make Tillerson Unfit for State Dept? Investigation: Did Trump’s Defense Secretary Nominee James Mattis … Continued


Rep. Luis Gutiérrez & Rev. William Barber on Racist, Xenophobic Record of Trump’s Atty. Gen. Nominee

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Rep. Luis Gutiérrez & Rev. William Barber on Racist, Xenophobic Record of Trump’s Atty. Gen. Nominee; Rep. Luis Gutiérrez on Why He Will Not Attend Trump Inauguration & Will Instead Join Women’s March; We Challenged President Obama, He Listened & Acted: Rep. Luis Gutiérrez on Obama’s Farewell & Legacy; Will Obama Grant Clemency to Puerto … Continued


Protests Erupt in Kentucky After GOP Supermajority Passes Extreme Anti-Choice, Anti-Union Bills

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Senate Hearings Begin for Wealthiest Cabinet in U.S. History Despite Lack of Vetting; Protests Erupt in Kentucky After GOP Supermajority Passes Extreme Anti-Choice, Anti-Union Bills; Repeal & Run? Republicans Move to Axe Obamacare, But What Will Replacement Look Like? WATCH: Meryl Streep Slams Trump for Bullying & Calls for an Independent Free Press.


Glenn Greenwald: U.S. Intel Chiefs Alleging Russian Threat Have History of Deceiving the Public

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Glenn Greenwald: U.S. Intel Chiefs Alleging Russian Threat Have History of Deceiving the Public; “This is Not a Coup, But It’s Not Normal”: Trump Picks 3 Generals for Top Foreign Policy Posts; What Impact Will Trump Presidency Have on Freedom of Edward Snowden & Julian Assange? Glenn Greenwald: Democrats Eager to Blame “Everybody But Themselves” … Continued


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