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CRP In the News Bloomberg Politics Published on 6/9/17 The U.S. Chamber of Commerce spent nearly $104 million on lobbying last year making it the top lobbying spender among 3,734 groups tracked by the Center for Responsive Politics. The International Business Times Published on 6/8/17 Define It - What Is Programmatic Selling? Frank Addante, CEO, Rubicon Project "Programmatic selling is just a fancy way of talking about automation. Simply put, it's taking similar selling rules that a publisher would give to their direct sales team and having computers automate and enforce them electronically. There are two types of automation: a) transactions via private and public "auctions" and b) individual "orders" between a publisher and an advertiser/agency.

Why Didn't Washington Dissolve NATO After Collapse of USSR? The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), a military alliance aimed against the Soviet Union, was established on April 4, 1949; and only seven years after the formation of NATO the Warsaw Treaty Organization was established bringing together eight nations (versus 15 NATO member-states). So, who was the real "aggressor"? What alliance was an offensive one? "There has been much discussion recently of NATO in the mainstream and alternate media. About – Consortiumnews From Editor Robert Parry: We founded in 1995 as the first investigative news magazine on the Internet. The site was meant to be a home for important, well-reported stories and a challenge to the inept but dominant mainstream news media of the day. As one of the reporters who helped expose the Iran-Contra scandal for the Associated Press in the mid-1980s, I was distressed by the silliness and propaganda that had come to pervade American journalism. I feared, too, that the decline of the U.S. press corps foreshadowed disasters that would come when journalists failed to alert the public about impending dangers. Also by 1995, documents were emerging that put the history of the 1980s in a new and more troubling light.

Friends and enemies in the Middle East. Who is connected to whom? - interactive As the US and UK are set to again commit to military involvement in the Middle East, this interactive visualises the intricate, complex and sometimes hidden relationships and alliances across the region. Its tangled, opened state is meant as a kind of visual joke, showing how its fabric defies simple solutions. You can filter relationship types ‘on’ and ‘off’ in the bottom left and also rollover and click on different players to get a clarified view. Understandably, this is an ongoing, evolving diagram which we hope to add to.

Latest - The Atlantic What Did Mike Pompeo Do? Reports that Trump asked intelligence chiefs to help shut down the investigation into Michael Flynn raise the question of whether the CIA director was asked to do the same, and how he reacted if he was. There's No Such Thing as 'Honest Loyalty' Fueling the clash between Comey and Trump was this simple fact—they inhabit incompatible moral universes.

Sony put a Bluetooth speaker in an LED light bulb Lights and music are a time-tested combination, and now Sony finally offers them in one product. (The Rolly doesn't count.) Sony has just announced the LED Light Bulb Speaker in Japan, a Bluetooth speaker that screws into a light fitting to give your living space the gift of simultaneous sight and sound. Fed Official Confesses Fed Rigged Stock Market By: David Haggith | Wed, Jan 6, 2016 In a dynamite interview, Richard Fisher, former president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, gave what may be the biggest confession you'll ever see and hear from a Federal Reserve insider: the Federal Reserve knowingly "front ran" the US stock market recovery (i.e., manipulated the market) and created a huge asset bubble. Fisher expresses certainty that the "juiced" stock market will come down and is coming down now that the Fed has taken its foot off the accelerator ... and that it has a long way yet to go. While that is no news to readers here whose eyes are wide open, a "market put" has been denied by the Fed and by many market advisors. That the market was an overinflated bubble created by the Fed has been denied, too; but Fisher clearly and gleefully admits the Fed created a bubble that will have to deflate now that the Federal Reserve's stimulus is off.

The Real rights of Man/ Thomas Spence Published in The Pioneers of Land Reform: Thomas Spence, William Ogilvie, Thomas Paine, edited with an introduction by M. Beer, 1920. Also published in The Political Works of Thomas Spence, edited by H. T. Dickinson, 1982. Hypertext by Andrew Chrucky. NSA files decoded: Edward Snowden's surveillance revelations explained Two factors opened the way for the rapid expansion of surveillance over the past decade: the fear of terrorism created by the 9/11 attacks and the digital revolution that led to an explosion in cell phone and internet use. But along with these technologies came an extension in the NSA’s reach few in the early 1990s could have imagined. Details that in the past might have remained private were suddenly there for the taking. Daily Intelligencer Deadlocked SCOTUS Keeps Obama Immigration Initiative Frozen There's no telling how this saga will end. By Ed Kilgore There's no telling how this saga will end. Share Tweet Get smarter news, now.

#MayPac A Goldmine For HBO/Showtime, But Pirate Feeds Made Out Like Bandits Yes, the Mayweather-Pacquiao championship fight was a huge cash cow for HBO and Showtime, bringing in a positively mind-blowing $400+ million in pay-per-view revenues last night. That’s potentially the largest haul ever for PPV, and even if the fight ultimately turned out to be something of a snoozer, it’s vindication for the networks’ massive promotion. But that impressive success may still have come at a steep price, as cable companies turned out to be somewhat – to put it mildly – unprepared for the massive demand. Unprecedented service problems plagued cable and satellite providers across the country, leading promoters to delay the start of the match by 45 minutes.

Get lost: Teens suing govt over climate change try to stop Exxon, BP from meddling Oil and gas lobbyist are trying to be named as co-defendants in a lawsuit filed by 21 teenagers against the US government. The teens claim their rights were violated when public resources were used for fossil fuel exploitation and they’re fighting back. “Fossil fuel companies continue to show complete disregard for my future and the future of my generation,” Victoria Barrett, a 16-year-old plaintiff who opposed the industry’s proposal to intervene as defendants in the suit, told EcoWatch. Main Page Documents The MFF Archive is the largest searchable electronic archive of information relating to the assassinations of the 1960s and their larger historical context, including over 1,000,000 pages of declassified government documents. Essays Search our online portal of essays on the assassinations and related topics, hosted here and on sites across the internet.

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