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The Forensicator

U.S. Intelligence Veterans Believe the ‘Russian Hack’ of DNC Computers May Have Been an Inside Job

In a memo to President Trump, former U.S. intelligence officers cite forensic studies that indicate data was leaked (not hacked) by a DNC insider, then doctored to incriminate Russia.
J. Scott Applewhite / AP

Robert Mueller’s Probe Is Key to Exposing Trump’s Abuse of Power

Without the investigation—and how it is forcing the president to play defense—the Trump agenda might be closer to full realization.
Steve Helber / AP

Trump and the Christian Fascists

The Christian right, which for decades has been laying the foundation for a fascism disguised as religious, is swiftly filling the president’s ideological vacuum. (Above, President Trump with the Rev. Pat Robertson.)
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‘Nobody Speak’: How Billionaires Are Silencing the First Amendment (Audio)

In a new episode of “Scheer Intelligence,” host and Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer talks with Brian Knappenberger (pictured) about his new documentary on billionaire Peter Thiel’s takedown of Gawker Media. Transcript added.

A Q&A With CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou (Video)

The whistleblower, former intelligence analyst and Truthdig contributor responded to audience questions on issues such as 9/11, terrorism and allegations that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia. (Left, Truthdig’s Sarah Wesley.)

Between Pentagon waste and the U.S. record of misguided wars, it’s clear that much of this spending isn’t making anyone any safer.

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Homicide records are being broken in the United States’ southern neighbor, and American hands are far from clean.

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Incidents at the Aqsa Mosque (pictured)—perhaps the world’s most sensitive religious site—are followed by violence at the Israeli Embassy in the Jordanian capital.

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Facing Trump’s proposals for cutting programs that help minorities and the poor, Democrats scramble to make up for missed opportunities to protect them.

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Decades after it ended, the conflict is still yielding thousands of leftover explosives—virtually all of them American.

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The state is teetering on the edge of bankruptcy, and others are not far behind, largely because of unfunded pension liabilities. But solutions exist.

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As the heat rises, output flags. European scientists have measured every second of a working day as vineyard temperatures affect grape pickers.

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Does anyone really think corporate profiteers are going to educate our children well?

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GOP legislators struggling to “repeal and replace” find themselves facing stronger public support for Obamacare and rising sentiment for a right to health care.

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