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Democrat Joe Manchin faces firestorm at home after voting for Kavanaugh
The West Virginia senator was the only Democrat to support Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.
popularism  trumpAristocracy  oligarchy 
9 days ago by joeybaker
Analyst Who Accidentally Leaked NSA Software Given Five More Years In Prison Than General Who Handed Classified Info To His Mistress
An NSA employee will be headed to prison for inadvertently exposing the agency’s malware stash. Nghia Hoang Pho, 68, of Ellicott City, Maryland, and a naturalized U.S. citizen originally of Vietnam, was sentenced today to 66 months in prison...
judicialStupidity  oligarchy 
16 days ago by joeybaker
Report Finds Judge Kavanaugh Ruled Against Public Interest in Almost All of His District Court Cases
Even as records about Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s time in the White House remain concealed, much can be learned from his judicial record. We speak with Robert Weissman, president of Public Citizen, about their analysis of Judge Kavanaugh’s opinions in split-decision cases, which found that during his 12 years on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Kavanaugh decided or wrote an opinion against the public interest 87 percent of the time in split-decision cases dealing with consumer, environmental and worker rights.
oligarchy  trumpAristocracy  judicialIncompetence 
5 weeks ago by joeybaker
Democrats Strip Superdelegates Of Power In Historic Reform Vote
The Democratic National Committee’s changes aim to heal the lingering divisions of the 2016 presidential primary.
endOfTheDNC  win  oligarchy  popularism 
7 weeks ago by joeybaker
Former South African police officer found dead after revealing alleged details of a secret government paedophile ring.
South Africa is gripped by the mysterious death of an ex-policeman who exposed an alleged paedophile ring in the former regime.
corruption  oligarchy 
8 weeks ago by joeybaker
Mexico election: leftist Amlo set for historic landslide victory
Baseball-loving nationalist who counts Jeremy Corbyn as a friend will be the new president
popularism  oligarchy  globalUnrest  win 
july 2018 by joeybaker
113: Number of Mexican Politicians Killed Since September
Rosely Danilu Magaña, a municipal councilor candidate, became Mexico’s 113th victim of political campaign violence after she was shot down in her home.
globalUnrest  governmentIncompetence  oligarchy 
june 2018 by joeybaker
States defy FCC repeal of net neutrality
States are pushing their own net neutrality laws and rules in defiance of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) repeal, heightening the possibility that supporters will be waging another legal battle over the popular Obama-era regulations.
netNeutrality  governmentIncompetence  corporateIndemnity  oligarchy  localizedGovernment  popularism  win 
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
All 34 of Chile’s Catholic bishops resign in fallout from huge child sex abuse scandal
Pope Francis also under fire for his support of Chilean bishop who allegedly covered up abuse.
religion  oligarchy 
may 2018 by joeybaker
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