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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 reveal 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.)

Much of that will have to be spent on expensive technologies engineered to suck 1,000 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide from the air by 2100, a new study shows.

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Winston Churchill called the World War II battle “a colossal military disaster” and the evacuation “a miracle of deliverance.”

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Retired Chicago business executive William H. Regnery II (pictured, right) provided Spencer (pictured, left) with the platform he needed to launch the “alt-right” movement.

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Legal options are explored by the president as special counsel Robert Mueller turns to the Trump family’s personal finances, The Washington Post says.

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his nation opposes the Trump-Putin cease-fire in Syria, and that Israeli position could push the U.S. toward wider wars.

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Svetlana Alexievich’s first book, a harrowing oral history of women in World War II, is now available for the first time in English, almost four decades after it was written.

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After Spicer abruptly quits, Sarah Huckabee Sanders is named to replace him.

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New analysis shows how corporate bosses rake in huge salaries and bonuses as inequality continues to soar.

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In a curious sit-down with The New York Times, Trump calls attention to gaps in his understanding of health care policy and feeds other doubts about him held by his critics.

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