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Rohrabacher confirms he offered Trump pardon to Assange for proof Russia didn't hack DNC email

Rohrabacher confirms he offered Trump pardon to Assange for proof Russia didn't hack DNC emailFormer congressman Dana Rohrabacher confirmed to Yahoo News he told Julian Assange President Trump would pardon him if he turned over information proving Russians weren't the source of Democratic emails published by WikiLeaks.


'Cheap shot': Sanders fires back when Bloomberg goes after 'socialism'

'Cheap shot': Sanders fires back when Bloomberg goes after 'socialism'Michael Bloomberg attacked Sen. Bernie Sanders at Wednesday’s debate in Las Vegas, with the billionaire former New York City mayor claiming the self-described democratic socialist’s ownership of multiple homes makes him a hypocrite.


Americans stranded at Pakistan airport after cruise ship was denied entry to multiple countries over coronavirus fears

Americans stranded at Pakistan airport after cruise ship was denied entry to multiple countries over coronavirus fearsA plane full of Americans and Canadians was stranded on a tarmac at an airport in Karachi, Pakistan, for several hours on Thursday after it was turned away from multiple countries due to fears of the coronavirus, according to a family member of two of the passengers.


Suspects in abduction, murder of 7-year-old Mexican girl detained

Suspects in abduction, murder of 7-year-old Mexican girl detainedMexican authorities arrested a couple believed to have kidnapped, tortured and murdered a seven year-old girl on Wednesday, days after the discovery of the victim's body sparked protests in the violence-wracked country. The suspects "were detained in a town in the State of Mexico," Mexico City mayor Claudia Sheinbaum tweeted, without giving more detail. Prosecutors on Tuesday released pictures of the two suspects -- identified as Giovana and Mario Alberto "N" -- after searching a house near the victim's home.


Hacker Tied to Katie Hill Charged with Cyberattack on Her 2018 Opponents

Hacker Tied to Katie Hill Charged with Cyberattack on Her 2018 OpponentsThe FBI has arrested a man who gave $500 to the campaign of former representative Katie Hill (D., Calif.) in connection with a spree of hacks against Hill’s opponents in the 2018 election.Arthur Dam, the suspect in question, “was found to be connected to the cyber attacks through subscriber information, IP addresses, geolocation history, and open sources, including through his employer and his wife, K.O., who worked for one of the Victim’s opponents,” according to the complaint.Hill’s Democratic opponents during the 2018 race, Jess Phoenix and Bryan Caforio, both allegedly had their campaign websites attacked by Dam, whose wife, Kelsey O’Hara, was Hill’s fundraiser during the campaign and her district director after she won the race. The complaint states that Caforio’s website was attacked four times over the campaign, resulting in its going offline for a combined 21 hours. The complaint also notes that one of the attacks on Caforio came just an hour before the biggest debate of the primary.Hill ended up winning the seat by fewer than 3,000 votes. She resigned in October after news that she had been in inappropriate sexual relationships with a male congressional staffer and a female campaign staffer.“I’m absolutely shocked and saddened to learn today that Katie Hill’s campaign associates hacked my campaign in order to help her advance through the primary,” Caforio told The Intercept, which broke the story. “This should serve as a reminder that Russia is not the only threat to our democracy. There are bad actors on all sides who will do anything for their own personal gain, and we need to come together as Americans to defend our country and hold everyone responsible accountable.”In its investigation, the FBI looked at the website’s log files and found 46 unique IP addresses that could all be traced to the same Amazon Web Services account, which had been created with the email address “preatorian_@hotmail.com,” and was paid for with Dam's credit card. The Hotmail account also served as the recovery account for Dam’s personal Gmail account.




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The Importance of Free Press in a Democracy

Before we can understand the importance of a free press in a democracy, we need to grasp what it means to have a free press. The Cambridge Dictionary tells us that a free press allows all media outlets to express whatever opinions they desire. That means, it says, that they are enabled to “criticize the government and other organizations.” So why would that be relevant in a democracy?

Unfair Questions or Democracy At Work ?

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” -- The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

Why U.S. Engagement Policy Is The Correct One

Invariably, when one thinks of the efficacy of a nation’s military, the mind’s eye is drawn to the ability of that country to deliver a \"warhead onto the forehead\" of their enemies. Indeed, owing to the Pentagon’s slick packaging of the First Gulf War, modern conflict, in the American mind, became synonymous with high-tech toys, grainy videos of successful missile shots, and a quick resolution of hostilities.

Capitalism and The Wealth Gap

When it comes to the efficient delivery of goods and services, capitalism is the proven economic model that puts people to work and products on the shelves. Whether those jobs end up paying enough money to purchase the items on those shelves is another matter, however.

Living Wages Are A Global Problem

The recent protests for an increased minimum wage are part of a larger global protest. The purpose is the same for low wage earners all over the world; increase wages to match the cost of living, and allow workers to form unions if desired and needed. The global protest has gained media attention all over the world, but critics claim that is the only accomplishment the movement will have.

Ukraine: Not What It Seems

After tense days of fighting this week, people in Ukraine are mourning the dead and celebrating the removal of President Victor Yanukovych from power. The final struggle that began on February 18, was the bloodiest endured by the protesters of Euromaidan. By February 22 the fighting was over.

Religious Freedom Bill - Protecting The Faithful or Legalized Discrimination?

After a much heated national debate, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed the controversial bill that would have allowed people and businesses in the state to refuse services to LBGT people based on their religious belief.

Coup Or Civil War In Egypt

The day after new protests erupted in Egypt the military in a show of support presented an ultimatum to Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood-led government. Morsi was to step down from power and meet all of the demands of the Egyptian people, or face being removed by the military on Wednesday. As the ultimatum deadline draws closer in Egypt, Morsi refuses to leave, insisting that parliamentary elections are needed before he should be removed, and that he doesn't have permission from the United States to remove himself from power. Most recently he stated he will pay with his life to preserve the sanctity of the ballot box.

 

 
 
 
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