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Trump lied about $110bn Saudi arms deal — it doesn’t exist

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We learn this morning that Donald Trump lied about the alleged $110 billion arms deal he claims to have inked during his visit to Saudi Arabia. The deal doesn’t exist. Or, as ...

The Week in Trump: A look back at the last week in Washington and beyond

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A new season of “House of Cards” is out, and it’s looking increasingly like President Underwood can’t top Donald Trump. In today’s Trump update, I talk ...
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Trump Commerce Secretary brags about lack of protests in Saudi Arabia, where it’s illegal

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Donald Trump’s Commerce Secretary, Wilbur Ross, bragged this morning on CNBC about how there wasn’t a single protester throughout their entire trip in Saudi Arabia. “There ...
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Trump just curtsied to the Saudi King

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Fox News is crowing today that unlike President Obama, Donald Trump did not “bow” to the Saudi King. And Fox is right. Trump didn’t bow. He curtsied. Did Trump ...

Trump’s $50bn Japan investment may not be new; funded by Saudis, who Trump swore off of

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Trump’s $50bn investment from Japan may not be new at all, and it’s Saudi money to boot.
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Wikileaks outs gay Saudi, two rape victims

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Wikileaks faces new charges today of having outed a gay Saudi, two rape victims, and several assault victims.

Accusations of 9/11 government cover-up trouble U.S.-Saudi relations

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The two parties don’t often agree, but they agree that 9/11 victims’ families shouldn’t be able to sue the Saudis.

Refugees, then and now

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In principle, fleeing violence is nothing new, but the costs of mobility are lower and the stakes are higher now.

The West is using an accounting trick to ignore Saudi Arabia’s Syrian refugees

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Here’s how you make millions of refugees disappear in one easy step.

On human rights, the “other countries are worse” defense needs to go

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Mike Huckabee and Tom Cotton would rather Indiana be compared to Iran than Illinois when it comes to LGBT rights.

Saudi Arabia jails gay man for 1 year, $26k fine, for cruising gay social networks on cell phone

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We’d reported previously on the potential risk posed by apps such as Grindr and Jack’d, among others.

IPCC climate report “diluted” under “political pressure” to protect fossil fuel interests

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Did the U.N. climate group cave to the Saudis and others and overstate the amount of CO2 that could be emitted?

Saudi comedian/activist’s brilliant video challenges ban on women driving

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Hisham Fageeh is a comedian and social activist, and his video/song “No woman, no drive” is brilliant.
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