Well that explains the relative quiet in Trump’s comments
This could set a very troubling precedent for publishers
Federal prosecutors on Thursday accused WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange of violating the Espionage Act, bringing against him a new, 18-count indictment alleging he unlawfully obtained and disclosed national defense information.
The new charges dramatically raise the stakes of the case both for Assange and the news media, raising questions about the limits of the First Amendment and protections for publishers of classified information.
Prosecutors allege Assange worked with a former Army intelligence analyst to obtain and disseminate classified information — conduct of which many traditional reporters might also be accused. The U.S. government, though, sought to distinguish the anti-secrecy advocate from a traditional reporter.
Not pathetic at all
Trump taking the high road, as usual
Not a political metaphor
Bernie comes out with a qualified impeachment endorsement
No Merrick Garland, sadly
The threat of right-wing violence in America is not getting any less potent
The FBI has seen a significant rise in the number of white supremacist domestic terrorism cases in recent months, a senior FBI counterterrorism official said Thursday.
The official said the FBI has been grappling with the rise of domestic threats while international terror threats have remained constant with the fall of the ISIS caliphate in Syria.
The domestic terror cases generally include suspects involved in violence related to anti-government views, racial or religious bias, environmental extremism and abortion-related views.
The FBI wouldn’t provide specific numbers to quantify the increase of in the number of white supremacist domestic terrorism cases. Unlike international terrorism investigations, domestic terrorism cases pose thornier issues for the FBI because of First Amendment protections. The US doesn’t have a domestic terrorism law and no government agency designates domestic groups as being terrorist organizations. That means many cases the FBI calls domestic terror-related end up with a variety of charges for violations of laws related to guns or even other state charges.
Stock market not loving the whole trade war thing
Marianne Williamson, welcome to the stage
Marianne Williamson, a self-help author and former failed congressional candidate running an upstart campaign for president, is now virtually assured of a spot in the first series of Democratic debates next month.
Williamson has met both thresholds of the Democratic National Committee’s criteria for qualifying for the debates: polling and fundraising. That’s after a Monmouth University poll released Thursday showed her at 1 percent — the third poll to do so this year, meeting the DNC’s low bar for qualification.
How TurboTax is conning service members
In patriotism-drenched promotions, press releases and tweets, TurboTax promotes special deals for military service members, promising to help them file their taxes online for free or at a discount.
Yet some service members who’ve filed by going to the TurboTax Military landing page told ProPublica they were charged as much as $150 — even though, under a deal with the government, service members making under $66,000 are supposed to be able to file on TurboTax for free.
It didn’t work
This comes off as an effective line
Or maybe it’s because he’s Donald Trump
He’d claim vindication no matter what, though
It’s a rule that the more times you say you were calm, the more believable the claim is
These are some dire numbers for the president
Another huge victory for right-wing nationalism
If anyone had any doubts about Narendra Modi’s popularity, India’s masses just put them to rest.
His Bharatiya Janata Party swept to another single-party majority on Thursday, a margin that surprised political watchers who expected him to return with a weakened mandate. A combination of economic populism, Hindu nationalism and air strikes against arch-rival Pakistan earlier this year proved unbeatable.