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  • Masha Gessen: Did a Russian Troll Farm’s Inflammatory Posts Really Sway the 2016 Election for Trump?
    [1]Masha Gessen: Did a Russian Troll Farm’s Inflammatory Posts Really Sway the 2016 Election for Trump? Masha Gessen: Russiagate Has Become a Conspiracy Trap Obscuring How Trump Is Damaging Nation; “The Young Karl Marx”: Raoul Peck on New Film Examining How Marx Developed Critique of Capitalism. [1] https://kpfa.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/S1_Gessen.jpg
  • Florida School Shooting Survivors Confront Trump, Rubio on Gun Control
    [1]“The Time to Act Is Now”: Florida School Shooting Survivors Confront Trump, Rubio on Gun Control; “A Monstrous Campaign of Annihilation”: Death Toll in Eastern Ghouta Tops 300 from Syrian Assault; Former Parkland Student: I Interned for Senator Rubio. Now I’m Begging Him to Act on Guns. [1] https://kpfa.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/S1_Trump-student-shooting.jpg
  • How Charity Oxfam Allowed Sex Abuse in Ailing Countries Like Haiti
    [1]“Orgies While People Are Dying”: How Charity Oxfam Allowed Sex Abuse in Ailing Countries Like Haiti; Inside the U.S. Military Recruitment Program That Trained Nikolas Cruz to be “A Very Good Shot”; Edwidge Danticat: I Hope Oxfam Sex Scandal in Haiti Is a #MeToo Moment for Aid Organizations. [1] https://kpfa.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/S1_Haiti.jpg
  • Mueller Probe Heats Up: 13 Russians Indicted, Ex-Trump Aide to Plead Guilty, Focus on Kushner Grows
    [1]Mueller Probe Heats Up: 13 Russians Indicted, Ex-Trump Aide to Plead Guilty, Focus on Kushner Grows; Robert Reich: Morality & the Common Good Must Be at Center of Fighting Trump’s Economic Agenda. [1] https://kpfa.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/S1_Trump-Mueller1.jpg
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  • Trump Blames Mental Illness for Parkland Shooting, Ignores Easy Gun Access & Loose Background Checks
    [1]Trump Blames Mental Illness for Parkland Shooting, Ignores Easy Gun Access & Loose Background Checks; White Supremacy, Patriarchy and Guns: FL Shooter Had Record of Death Threats, Violence Against Women; Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa’s New President, Known for Moving Profits to Offshore Tax Havens. [1] https://kpfa.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/S1_Trump-mental-illness-guns.jpg
  • When Will This Stop? 17 Shot Dead in Florida School Massacre, the 18th School Shooting of Year
    [1]When Will This Stop? 17 Shot Dead in Florida School Massacre, the 18th School Shooting of Year; Republican Lawmakers Refuse to Adopt Gun Control Despite 200 School Shootings Since Sandy Hook; Kept Out: Banks Across U.S. Caught Systematically Rejecting People of Color for Home Loans. [1] https://kpfa.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/FL-Kids-Line.jpg
  • Two Reuters Journalists Face 14 Years in Burmese Prison After Exposing Massacre of Rohingya Muslims
    [1]Two Reuters Journalists Face 14 Years in Burmese Prison After Exposing Massacre of Rohingya Muslims; As Porter Domestic Violence Scandal Roils WH, Lawmakers Demand Kelly’s Ouster & Trump’s Impeachment; Rep. Pramila Jayapal: Trump’s Immoral Budget Punishes the Poor, Sick & Elderly; As Lawmakers Debate Future of DACA, What Will It Take for Democrats to Protect DREAMers?; V-Day: Global Movement to Stop Violence Against Women and Girls Marks 20th Anniversary. [1] https://kpfa.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/H09_Journalists-imprisoned-for-investigating-Burma-military-massacre.jpg
  • “It’s Hard to Believe, But Syria’s War Is Getting Worse”: World Powers Clash as Civilian Deaths Soar
    [1]“It’s Hard to Believe, But Syria’s War Is Getting Worse”: World Powers Clash as Civilian Deaths Soar; As Deadly Flu Sweeps Country, Koch-Backed Group Fights Paid Sick Leave Policies Nationwide. [1] https://kpfa.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/S1_Syria-war.jpg
  • Ravi Ragbir: Immigrant Leaders Are Surveilled & Targeted for Speaking Out About Trump’s Deportations
    [1]Ravi Ragbir: Immigrant Leaders Are Surveilled & Targeted for Speaking Out About Trump’s Deportations; Judges Across U.S. Are Halting Trump’s Mass Deportations & Ruling Immigrants Have Due Process Rights; Remembering the Extraordinary Life of Pakistani Human Rights Lawyer & Activist Asma Jahangir. [1] https://kpfa.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/S2_Ravi-Surveillance.jpg
  • Breaking: Ravi Ragbir Wins Stay of Deportation After Filing Free Speech Suit Over Being Targeted for Activism
    [1]Breaking: Ravi Ragbir Wins Stay of Deportation After Filing Free Speech Suit Over Being Targeted for Activism; Olympics Begin with Unified Korean Team Marching Together as Trump Continues to Threaten N. Korea; Scores of Democratic Lawmakers Join GOP to Back Budget Bill with No Protection for DREAMers; Lawrence Wilkerson: I Helped Sell the False Choice of War with Iraq; It’s Happening Again with Iran. [1] https://kpfa.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/raviragbir-amygottlieb.jpg
  • Directorate S: Steve Coll on the CIA & America’s Secret Wars in Afghanistan & Pakistan
    [1]Directorate S: Steve Coll on the CIA & America’s Secret Wars in Afghanistan & Pakistan; Black Lives Matter Activist Muhiyidin d’Baha, Who Grabbed Confederate Flag, Shot Dead in New Orleans. [1] https://kpfa.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/S1_Directorate-S.jpg
  • NYC Taxi Driver Kills Himself at City Hall after Condemning Uber & Politicians for Financial Ruin
    [1]NYC Taxi Driver Kills Himself at City Hall after Condemning Uber & Politicians for Financial Ruin; “They were Both Cops & Robbers”: Baltimore Police Scandal Exposes Theft, Cover-Ups & Drug Peddling; Bresha Meadows, Teenage Girl Who Killed Her Abusive Father, Finally Freed After 10 Months in Jail; NAACP vs. Trump: Racial Discrimination Suit Filed to Block Deportations of Haitians with TPS. [1] https://kpfa.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/S1_Doug-Schifter.jpg
  • When Deportation is a Death Sentence: The Fatal Consequences of U.S. Immigration Policy
    [1]When Deportation is a Death Sentence: The Fatal Consequences of U.S. Immigration Policy; When U.S. Needs MLK’s Voice More Than Ever, Automaker Dodge Waters Down His Message to Peddle Trucks; A More Beautiful & Terrible History: The Whitewashing & Distortion of Rosa Parks and MLK’s Legacies. [1] https://kpfa.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/S1_Immigrant-deporation-deaths.jpg
  • Head of Nobel Peace Prize-Winning Group: Trump’s Nuclear Policy “Puts Us on Path Toward Nuclear War”
    [1]Head of Nobel Peace Prize-Winning Group: Trump’s Nuclear Policy “Puts Us on Path Toward Nuclear War”; As Paul Ryan Touts a Secretary’s $1.50 Weekly Pay Hike, Koch Bros. Reap $1.4B from GOP Tax Plan; 17 Arrested Outside Super Bowl, Capping NFL Season of Racial Justice Protests On and Off Field. [1] https://kpfa.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/S1_Trump-Fihn.jpg


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Scholar: Moscow Sees Hypocrisy in Allegations After U.S. Interfered in Russian Elections in 1990s [1]Scholar: Moscow Sees Hypocrisy in Allegations After U.S. Interfered in Russian Elections in 1990s; Rex Tillerson Fails to Acknowledge Concerns over Turkey's Slide Toward Dictatorship in Ankara Visit; Is ICE Targeting Undocumented Activists for Arrest? Organizers Speak Out After 11 Days in Jail.

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Amnesty: Hundreds of Iraqi Civilians Killed in U.S. Airstrikes After Being Told Not to Flee Mosul [1]Amnesty: Hundreds of Iraqi Civilians Killed in U.S. Airstrikes After Being Told Not to Flee Mosul; Yemen: Trump Expands U.S. Military Role in Saudi War as Yemenis Brace for Famine; Iona Craig on What Really Happened When U.S. Navy SEALs Stormed a Yemeni Village, Killing Dozens; U.N. Considers a Historic Ban on Nuclear Weapons, But U.S. Leads Boycott of the Talks.

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House Probe into Trump Campaign Ties to Russia in Turmoil as Chair Nunes Rejects Calls to Step Down [1]House Probe into Trump Campaign Ties to Russia in Turmoil as Chair Nunes Rejects Calls to Step Down; Trump Dismantles U.S. Climate Rules, Virtually Ensuring U.S. Will Break Paris Accord Promises; As Trump Complains About Alleged Surveillance, Republicans Gut Internet Privacy Rules; Jared Kushner & Paul Manafort Sought for Questioning over Russia But Will It Be Behind Closed Doors?

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Local Lawmakers Fight Back Against AG Sessions's Threats to Cut Funding to Sanctuary Cities [1]Local Lawmakers Fight Back Against AG Sessions's Threats to Cut Funding to Sanctuary Cities; Rebecca Solnit on Climate Change, Resistance, Misogyny and "The Mother of All Questions"; ICE Retaliates Against Immigrants in Austin After Sheriff Limits Cooperation with Federal Agents; As ICE Retaliates Against Austin, Learn How New Haven Fought Back Against a 2007 ICE Crackdown; Immigrant Communities in Fear as Trump Ups ICE Raids Targeting Sanctuary Cities.

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Sanders to Introduce Single Payer Health Care and Fatal US-Drone Strikes In Iraq Several progressive groups are backing a single-payer system, including the Working Families Party, the Progressive Campaign Change Committee, CREDO, Social Security Works and National Nurses United. For more, we speak with Dr. Steffie Woolhandler, co-founder of Physicians for a National Health Program.

Then we speak with Chris Woods, founder of Airwars, a nonprofit group that monitors civilian deaths from international airstrikes in Syria and Iraq about the recent onslaught of US strikes.

Then, we speak with Bill McKibben, co-founder of 350.org and author of several books, including "Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet" about Trump's approval of Keystone XL.

In Major Defeat to Trump & Ryan, House GOP Pulls Bill To Repeal Obamacare House Republicans have pulled a bill to repeal major parts of the Affordable Care Act after failing to secure enough votes despite heavy lobbying from President Trump. The bill was opposed by the entire Democratic party as well as some moderate Republicans and many members of the ultra-conservative House Freedom Caucus. House Republicans have pulled a bill to repeal major parts of the Affordable Care Act after failing to secure enough votes despite heavy lobbying from President Trump. The bill was opposed by the entire Democratic party as well as some moderate Republicans and many members of the ultra-conservative House Freedom Caucus. The bill was projected to leave 24 million fewer people insured by 2026 than under Obamacare. The bill also included over $275 billion in tax breaks for wealthy Americans. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) praised the news. "The defeat of the disastrous Trump-Ryan health care bill is a major victory for the working families of this country and for the hundreds of thousands who attended rallies and town hall meetings in opposition to this bill," Sanders said. "What the defeat of this bill shows is that the American people will not accept legislation that provides huge tax breaks to billionaires while 24 million people are kicked off their health insurance, massive cuts are made to Medicaid and Planned Parenthood and premiums for senior citizens are dramatically increased. Our job is to improve the Affordable Care Act, not repeal it. Our job is to guarantee health care to all people as a right, not a privilege." [1] Follow [2] Sky News [3] ‚úî@SkyNews [4] Paul Ryan says "we're going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future" On today's broadcast, Democracy Now! spoke with John McDonough [5], a professor at the Harvard School of Public Health who worked on the development and passage of the Affordable Care Act. Will House Republicans Off the Cliff' and Cut Healthcare for 24 Million Americans? [6] [1] twitter.com/SkyNews

Dark Money Behind Trump and Bannon We look at Robert Mercer, the man who is said to have out-Koched the Koch brothers in the 2016 election. The secretive billionaire hedge-fund tycoon, along with his daughter Rebekah, is credited by many with playing an instrumental role in Donald Trump's election.

To talk more about the Mercers, we speak with Jane Mayer, staff writer at The New Yorker. Her latest piece is headlined "The Reclusive Hedge-Fund Tycoon Behind the Trump Presidency: How Robert Mercer exploited America's populist insurgency." [1]

[1] www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/03/27/the-reclusive-hedge-fund-tycoon-behind-the-trump-presidency

Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch's Record Yesterday Neil Gorsuch faced particularly intense scrutiny over his decision to rule against a truck driver whose employer fired him for deserting a trailer so he wouldn't freeze to death.

For more on this case and the rest of Gorsuch's record, we speak with Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

and Elliot Mincberg, former chief counsel for oversight and investigations of the House Judiciary Committee.

Neil Gorsuch's Rhetoric Obscures His Record Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is heading back to Capitol Hill today for a second day of confirmation hearings.

For analysis we speak with Ian Millhiser, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress Action Fund and editor of ThinkProgress Justice. His recent piece is headlined "The Judge Gorsuch who spoke in the Senate today is nothing like the man who wrote his opinions." [1]

[1] thinkprogress.org/the-judge-gorsuch-who-spoke-in-the-senate-today-is-nothing-like-the-man-who-wrote-his-opinions-b6b713059d81#.opomkhgs3

Supreme Court Pick Neil Gorsuch We speak with Zephyr Teachout, a Fordham law professor and author of the recent Washington Post article, "Neil Gorsuch sides with big business, big donors and big bosses [1]." She recently ran for a congressional seat in upstate New York.

[1] www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2017/02/21/neil-gorsuch-always-sides-with-big-business-big-donors-and-big-bosses/?utm_term=.972eec44e616

Democracy Now March 17, 2017 Democracy Now! is a daily national independent award-winning news program, hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez.

Hawaii & Maryland Judges Block Trump's Second Muslim Ban On Wednesday, a federal judge in Hawaii issued a nationwide halt to the executive order. This morning, a federal judge in Maryland also blocked part of the travel ban.

For more, we speak with Lee Gelernt, an ACLU attorney who presented the first challenge to the executive order on immigration. His argument resulted in a nationwide injunction.

David Cay Johnston on Trump's 2005 Tax Returns David Cay Johnston is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist, who obtained part of Trump's 2005 tax returns. They show that Trump earned $153 million, and paid out $36.6 million in federal income taxes, much of it in the form of what's known as the alternative minimum tax, which he now wants to eliminate.

Democracy Now March 14, 2017 Democracy Now! is a daily national independent award-winning news program, hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez.

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