Geithner’s Firm Preys on Poor

MSNBC Again Ignores Yemen War ; US Continues Nicaragua Coup Plans ...and More Picks

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Obama's Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner now runs a company that includes Mariner Finance, a predatory lender exploiting families living paycheck to paycheck. They entice low-income borrowers with loan checks that appear in the mail with high interest rates hidden in the fine print. Customers who miss payments are soon subjected to interest rate hikes and lawsuits. Photo credit: Center for American Progress / Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0)
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It’s Been Over a Year Since MSNBC Has Mentioned US War in Yemen (Jimmy)

From FAIR: “Why is the No. 1 outlet of alleged anti-Trump #resistance completely ignoring his most devastating war?”

Cuba’s New Constitution Deletes ‘Communist Society’ (Dan)

Cuba’s new president is pushing through a bill to amend the island nation’s constitution that not only recognizes private property and encourages foreign investment, it omits the idea of building a “communist society.”

Violent Coup Fails in Nicaragua, US Continues Regime Change Efforts (Reader Luke)

The author writes, “The coup exposed the alliances who are working with the United States to put in place a neoliberal government that is controlled by the United States and serves the interests of the wealthy.”

Russia Now Has a Fake News Bill (Dan)

Russia is the latest country to propose a bill to combat fake news. Like other countries that have passed similar fake news bills, the legislation is conservative in nature and will likely target any dissenting opinion.

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