While we wait to see if and when the Senate will pass (and president will sign) Bill “H.R. 6393, Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017”, which was passed by the House at the end of November with an overwhelming majority and which seeks to crack down on websites suspected of conducting Russian propaganda and calling for the US government to “counter active measures by Russia to exert covert influence … carried out in coordination with, or at the behest of, political leaders or the security services of the Russian Federation and the role of the Russian Federation has been hidden or not acknowledged publicly,” another, perhaps even more dangerous and limiting to civil rights and freedom of speech bill passed on December 8.

Read the Full Article: Source – Zero Hedge
Time For Truth: (Zero Hedge) – Senate Quietly Passes The "Countering Disinformation And Propaganda Act"

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Australia’s parliament late Monday rejected the government’s proposal for a national vote on whether to legalise same-sex marriage.

The upper house Senate voted 33-29 against the coalition government’s bid to hold a plebiscite on the issue.

Attorney-General George Brandis introduced the bill into the Senate, where the government does not hold an outright majority, despite expectation the opposition Labor and Greens parties would scupper it.

Read the Full Article: Source – Daily Mail
Time For Truth: (Daily Mail) – Australia Rejects Same-Sex Marriage Bill: Would Allow National Vote On Whether To Legalise Gay Weddings

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John Stumpf’s trip to Capitol Hill on Tuesday opens Wells Fargo’s sales practices—and the executive himself—to a fresh round of scrutiny.

Read the Full Article: Source – Wall Street Journal
Time For Truth: (Wall Street Journal) – Wells Fargo’s John Stumpf Takes Center Stage at Senate

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In her presidential bid, Hillary Clinton has made job creation a centerpiece of her platform, casting herself as a pragmatist who would inspire “the biggest investment in new, good-paying jobs since World War II.’’

Her argument that she would put more Americans to work has focused on her time in the Senate, when she took on the mission of creating jobs in chronically depressed Upstate New York. As her husband, former president Bill Clinton, put it recently, she became the region’s “de facto economic development officer.”

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