The Daily Populous

Monday November 12nd, 2018 evening edition

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Donald Trump is set to be investigated by Congress over whether he used “the instruments of state power” to punish media outlets, a senior Democrat has said.

Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s chief executive, owns The Washington Post – a newspaper Mr Trump considers a foe and has regularly branded the “Amazon Washington Post”.

He said Mr Trump "was secretly meeting with the postmaster (general) in an effort to browbeat the postmaster into raising postal rates on Amazon ...

Mr Trump has repeatedly complained Amazon does not pay the US postal service a fair rate for package delivery.

The House is also set to investigate the Trump administration’s attempt to block AT&T Inc from acquiring Time Warner, which owns CNN, Mr Schiff said.

The Justice Department is appealing a federal judge's approval of the $85.4 billion (£66.47bn) AT&T acquisition of Time Warner.

It is not clear which committees may probe the corporate issues, since Mr Schiff's intelligence committee would not have oversight. »

Attacks on the media are a threat to democracy, Trudeau says

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When it was his turn to speak, Trudeau acknowledged that throughout history the powerful have tried to silence their critics.

"Attacks on the media are not just about getting your preferred political candidate elected," he said.

Canada is a "dialogue partner" of the ASEAN group, and Trudeau is scheduled to leave for Singapore Monday afternoon. »

'I was beginning to lose hope': Woman battles bank for 2 years for information on her own account

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Two years after money was transferred from her account, Rhonda McMillan still doesn't know why the transaction occurred without her authorization.

The banking complaints system is surrounded by secrecy and dominated by the banks, says Wanda Morris, a consumer advocate with CARP.

McMillan says the OBSI investigation is now over and she's waiting to receive a financial settlement from the bank. »

Famed First Amendment lawyer says CNN should sue the White House over Acosta access

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So whether it's CNN suing or the next company suing, someone is going to have to bring a lawsuit.

The White House originally claimed that Acosta placed his hands on an intern who tried to take a microphone from him.

Abrams, the attorney, on Sunday said if the White House claims that Acosta "choked or touched this women — that's a very good reason" to revoke his pass. »

Noam Chomsky: The Future of Organized Human Life Is At Risk Thanks to GOP’s Climate Change Denial

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With just 12yr remaining to remake the global economy and prevent catastrophic climate change, this is planetary suicide,” he wrote.

Noam, you are deeply concerned about this issue—and, of course, you’re not alone—climate change, the issue of climate change.

We have to make decisions now which will literally determine whether organized human life can survive in any decent form. »