Tag Archives: authoritarianism

White House Claims Trump Was Only Joking About Two Extra Years To Replace Those “Stolen” By Mueller Probe

The Washington Post reports: President Trump for months has griped, complained and tweeted about what he says is the unfair Russia “witch hunt” investigation that has consumed nearly half of his presidency. Now, the president has floated a possible solution: two bonus years. White House officials and others close to the president said he was joking and is not serious …

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Ingraham: Trump Was Just “Talking Like A New Yorker” When He Threatened His Critics With Military Reprisals

“Here’s actually what Trump said. He said, ‘I can tell you I have the support of the police, the support of the military, the support of the Bikers for Trump, I have the tough people, but they don’t play it tough until they go to a certain point, and then it would be very, very bad.’ Why did the media …

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RUSSIA: New Law Will Jail People For 15 Days Over Online Posts That “Disrespect” Putin Or State Officials

The Guardian reports: Russia’s parliament has approved a controversial law that allows courts to jail people for online “disrespect” of government or state officials, including the president, Vladimir Putin. The law, which critics say is reminiscent of Soviet-era legislation used to target political dissidents, stipulates fines of up to 100,000 roubles (£1,155) for “indecent” online posts that demonstrate a “blatant …

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NRA Goes Full Violent Fascism In New Clip: Don’t Think We’ll Let You Get Away With Insulting Trump [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: The National Rifle Association (NRA) claims in a new video that President Trump and his supporters are being subjected to the most “ruthless” attack against a U.S. president and his supporters in the history of the country. “We are witnesses to the most ruthless attack on a president and the people who voted for him, and the …

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PHILIPPINES: President Says He’ll Have His Son Killed By Police If Drug Trafficking Accusation Proves True

The Guardian reports: The Philippine president, Rodrigo Duterte, has said he would have his son killed if drug trafficking allegations against the younger politician were true, and that the police who carry out the hit would be protected from prosecution. Paolo Duterte, 42, appeared this month before a senate inquiry to deny accusations made by an opposition lawmaker that he …

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PHILIPPINES: President Calls Human Rights Head A “Gay Pedophile” For Objecting After Police Kill Teenagers

The Guardian reports: Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday asked the head of the country’s Commission on Human Rights (CHR) if he was a paedophile for focusing on the killing of teenagers in the government’s bloody war on drugs. Duterte also suggested to lawmakers using CHR’s proposed 678 million pesos budget to buy the police body cameras if they do …

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PHILIPPINES: President Imposes Regional Martial Law, “Jokes” That Soldiers May Rape Up To Three Women

Channel News Asia reports: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte joked Friday that soldiers could rape up to three women, as he reassured them of his full support under his newly imposed regional martial law. Duterte, who often peppers his language with man-on-the-street curses, made the comments in jest during a speech at a military base to lift the spirits of troops …

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WASHINGTON: Bodyguards For Turkish President Beat Protesters, Nine Injured, One Critically [VIDEO]

Newsweek reports: Footage has emerged of a mass brawl outside the Turkish embassy in Washington during which men believed to be Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s bodyguards are seen attacking protesters just hours after the Turkish president’s meeting with Donald Trump. The brawl ensued as Erodgan’s security detail and pro-Erdogan supporters confronted Kurdish and Armenian demonstrators. A video—posted by Voice of America—showed …

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REPORT: Trump Demanded “Loyalty Pledge” From Comey, Something The FBI Says “Leads To Tyranny”

The New York Times reports: Only seven days after Donald J. Trump was sworn in as president, James B. Comey has told associates, the F.B.I. director was summoned to the White House for a one-on-one dinner with the new commander in chief. The conversation that night in January, Mr. Comey now believes, was a harbinger of his downfall this week …

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