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Here’s the transcript of Mick Mulvaney’s Thursday press briefing — decide for yourself whether he confirms Trump’s Ukraine phone call was an illegal quid pro quo

On Thursday, White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney seemingly admitted in a press briefing to reporters that the administration engaged in a quid-pro-quo with Ukraine to trade US military aid for investigations. President Donald Trump is currently facing an impeachment inquiry over explosive allegations that he improperly used […]
Here’s the transcript of Mick Mulvaney’s Thursday press briefing — decide for yourself whether he confirms Trump’s Ukraine phone call was an illegal quid pro quo
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Bill and Melinda Gates’ annual letter blasts Trump’s respect for women

In his annual letter, Bill Gates writes that President Donald Trump’s “America First” worldview concerns him. He says Trump’s proposed cuts to foreign aid would hurt the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s efforts to fight diseases abroad before they become pandemics. Melinda Gates adds that she wishes Trump would treat […]
Bill and Melinda Gates’ annual letter blasts Trump’s respect for women
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Australia’s foreign aid budget just hit rock bottom

Cuts to Australia’s foreign aid budget introduced by Joe Hockey last year are being maintained in the 2016 Budget, resulting in a further $224 million fall to $3.877 billion in 2016-17. The latest reduction follows the biggest cut on record, with Hockey slashing $1 billion from the aid program 12 […]
Australia’s foreign aid budget just hit rock bottom
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What’s Happening Right Now In Congo Exposes The Folly Of Western Aid

[credit provider=”AP Photo/Melanie Gouby”] Africa is covered in epithets, like graffiti. It has been labelled dark, lost, hopeless. But generalizations about Africa are dangerous. The only certainty is its size: it could contain the United States, China and India and still have room to spare. Recently it has been dubbed […]
What’s Happening Right Now In Congo Exposes The Folly Of Western Aid
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In Syria, It’s Now About Preventing The Worst

[credit provider=”Flickr/FreedomHouse” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/syriafreedom/6814009812/”] Greg Scoblete at RCW takes us to task for advocating arming a faction among the Syrian militia as an advisable course of action.This is a common lament, both among pro-interventionist Western commentators and among Syrian rebel forces themselves.
In Syria, It’s Now About Preventing The Worst