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Missouri GOP sent 10,000 voters false absentee voting information
The Missouri Republican Party sent mailers to 10,000 voters across the state with false information about when their absentee ballots are due. The mailers have a red bar across the top that says “urgent notice.”
governmentLies  voterSuppression 
25 days ago by joeybaker
Wilbur Ross Lied to Congress About the GOP’s Plot to Rig the Census. This Should Be a National Scandal.
The commerce secretary lied under oath about a new policy that could rob Democratic states of power: asking people if they are American citizens.
immigration  voterSuppression  governmentLies  trumpAuthoritarianism 
29 days ago by joeybaker
Oh Look, The FCC Is Lying Again In Its Latest Court Filings On Net Neutrality
As the FCC gears up for legal battle against the numerous net neutrality lawsuits headed its way, its latest filing with the courts acts as a sort of a greatest hits of the agency’s biggest fallacies to date. 23 State AGs have sued the FCC...
netNeutrality  governmentLies 
4 weeks ago by joeybaker
China legalizes Xinjiang 're-education camps' after denying they exist
Authorities in China’s far-western Xinjiang region appear to have officially legalized so-called re-education camps for people accused of religious extremism a little more than a month after denying such centers exist.
authoritarianism  religion  governmentLies 
4 weeks ago by joeybaker
Republicans Are Terrified of What Democrats Will Uncover If They Take Back the House
For two years, Paul Ryan has ensured that the Trump administration doesn’t have to answer to voters. That could change soon.
endOfTheGOP  endOfTheUSEmpire  governmentLies  governmentIncompetence 
11 weeks ago by joeybaker
Kansans drank contaminated water for years. The state didn’t tell them.
Twice the Kansas Department of Health and Environment has discovered contaminated groundwater in and near Wichita, then sat on the information for years.
governmentLies  healthcare 
11 weeks ago by joeybaker
'Complete Joke': Democrats Ripped for Totally Failing to Grill FCC Chair Ajit Pai Over Net Neutrality Cyberattack Lies
“There were many opportunities to talk about how the FCC misled the press and mistreated reporters. That should have been the story of this hearing, but they didn’t make Pai sweat nearly enough.”
governmentIncompetence  governmentLies  netNeutrality 
august 2018 by joeybaker
ICE Modified Its 'Risk Assessment' Software So It Automatically Recommends Detention
A recent software change to an ICE tool that automatically recommends detention of immigrants with little to no criminal history.
immigration  governmentLies  governmentOverreach  policeLies  judicialOverreach 
june 2018 by joeybaker
The U.S. oil and gas industry emits 13 million metric tons of methane from its operations each year – nearly 60% more than currently estimated by the EPA, a new study finds.
The U.S. oil and gas industry emits 13 million metric tons of methane from its operations each year – nearly 60 percent more than currently estimated by the Environmental Protection Agency, a new study in the journal Science said.
climateChange  governmentLies  governmentIncompetence  corporateIndemnity 
june 2018 by joeybaker
FCC 'Lied to Media' Saying Net Neutrality Comment Flood Was Cyberattack
Between May 8 and May 12 it received more than 2.1 million comments. The system came crashing down.
governmentLies  trumpAristocracy  netNeutrality 
june 2018 by joeybaker
A former FCC senior official who issued false statements to reporters, claiming a cyberattack hobbled the agency’s comment system in 2014 and that the ex-chairman ordered it kept quiet, is now backpedaling amid renewed scrutiny by U.S. lawmakers and a w
A former FCC senior official who issued false statements to reporters, claiming a cyberattack hobbled the agency’s comment system in 2014 and that the ex-chairman ordered it kept quiet, is now backpedaling amid renewed scrutiny by U.S. lawmakers and a wholesale denial by the former chairman himself.
governmentLies  trumpAristocracy 
june 2018 by joeybaker
UK Drugs Minister Victoria Atkins is accused of 'hypocrisy on a grand scale' for being against the legalisation and regulation of cannabis while her husband grows 45 acres of cannabis under government licence.
Victoria Atkins has been accused of “hypocrisy on a grand scale” after it emerged that she voluntarily recused herself from speaking for the government on cannabis and other aspects of her drugs brief, because her husband was involved with a legal cannabis farm. The Home Office minister and former criminal drugs prosecutor has previously spoken out against both legalising and regulating the drug.
drugProhibition  oligarchy  governmentLies  governmentIncompetence 
may 2018 by joeybaker
It's tobacco and alcohol use - not illegal drugs - that may pose the greatest risks to health. A new international study found alcohol and tobacco use combined cost more than a quarter of a billion disability-adjusted life-years worldwide, while illegal d
FRIDAY, May 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It’s smoking tobacco and drinking alcohol -- and not taking illegal drugs -- that pose the greatest risks to people’s health, a new international study contends.
drugProhibition  governmentIncompetence  governmentLies 
may 2018 by joeybaker
FCC chairman rejects senators' request to investigate Sinclair
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai on Thursday rejected a request from a dozen senators to investigate Sinclair Broadcast Group for “distorting news” coverage.
governmentIncompetence  trumpPropaganda  governmentLies  fourthEstate  corporateIndemnity  oligarchy 
april 2018 by joeybaker
FCC blocks reveal of emails with conservative news site about net neutrality video
The denial is one of many from the FCC, which has come under fire for a lack of transparency.
trumpAuthoritarianism  governmentLies  trumpPropaganda 
april 2018 by joeybaker
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