The Trump administration as Sonic the Hedgehog because why the hell not

June 10, 2017

… I am ready for all of it. 2. Steve Bannon Image: MAX KNOBLAUCH Be offended all you want. I have taken off your blinders and revealed the emperor to have no clothes my job is done. 3. Kellyanne Conway Image: MAX KNOBLAUCH Don’t like it? You don’t have to. It is art and it is true, that’s all that matters. 4. Jared Kushner Image: MAX KNOBLAUCH I am fully prepared to go to prison for this image I have created of Jared Kushner as Sonic the Hedgehog. 5. Rudy Giuliani …


Is Reality Winner A Leaker, A Whistleblower Or Something Else?

June 9, 2017

… violating the World War I-era Espionage Act forremoving classified material from a government facility and mailing it to a news outlet. The document in question was an National Security Agency memo about attempted Russian hacking into voter registration systems last year that The Intercept covered in an article Monday.She faces 10 years in prison if convicted. At this point, Winners motive is unknown.Regardless, she appears to have acted hastily, according to experts. Would-be government …


Reality Check: What is the Prevent strategy? – BBC News

June 5, 2017

… dangers of violent extremism”. The SNP, UKIP, Green and Plaid Cymru manifestos do not explicitly mention Prevent. UKIP’s manifesto pledged to segregate extremists from the wider prison population to prevent a spread of radicalisation. The SNP has previously called for a review into Prevent, saying the strategy leads to “confusion and alienation and risks being significantly counter-productive”. The Green manifesto calls for co-operate with our neighbours on all the …


Profile: Green Party co-leaders Caroline Lucas and Jonathan Bartley – BBC News

May 28, 2017

… children in the education system. Mr Bartley told the then prime minister about the two-year struggle he had faced to get his son Samuel into a local school and remonstrated with Mr Cameron about plans to end the bias towards inclusion of children with special needs in mainstream schools. Mr Bartley, who is married with three children, is a direct descendant of the prison reformer Elizabeth Fry and is a drummer for the Mustangs soul group. In March, he admitted in an interview with BBC Radio 5 …


New Republican Bill Makes Suing Cops For Civil Rights Violations Really Tough

May 27, 2017

… hit with a federal charge and possible federal prison time without the option to seek damages for a civil rights violation. Defendants, if found guilty,would face the federal death penalty and a mandatory minimum of 30 years in federal prison. Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) introduced a twin bill to Cornyn’s in the House.  Cornyn and Poe both introduced the same billlast year. Cornyn Cornyn and Poes offices did not respond to HuffPosts request for comment. Kevin Lamarque / …


Data Mining to Find Tax Cheaters

May 25, 2017

Driven by fear of prison and scandal, tens of thousands of Americans who hid money offshore have taken an amnesty deal offered by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service since 2009. They had to bring the money home, pay the taxes plus penalties, and tell authorities how bankers helped them cheat. In return, they weren’t prosecuted. Some resisted, however. They moved their money from Switzerland to other tax havens such as Singapore and Hong Kong, daring the U.S. government to find them. Now …


Defending students’ Mike Pence walkout using the words of … Mike Pence.

May 24, 2017

… One woman was even sentenced to 20 years in prison under a Pence-signed law for “feticide” after self-inducing an abortion. While it’s his right to hold those personal beliefs about abortion, marriage, and Syrian refugees, using the law to impose those views on others (and take away their right to make decisions based on their beliefs) is exactly what he used his speech to say politicians shouldn’t do. After all, what is “political correctness” if not …


Controversial Puerto Rican Nationalist Oscar Lopez Rivera Returns To Chicago

May 19, 2017

… linked to specific bombings, he was convicted on multiple charges that included seditious conspiracy, or plotting to overthrow the U.S. government. He received support for his pardon from high-profile figures like Pope Francis, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. They kept him in prison all these years because he wouldnt give up his support, Kidd said. Joe Connor, whose father, Frank, was killed in the 1975 bombing at the historic …


Elizabeth Warren Has A Real Plan To Drain The Swamp In Washington

May 17, 2017

… that if Bernie Madoff werent in prison, that hed be in charge of the SEC right now? The policy component of Warrens remarks addressed two main issues: eradicating the corrupting influence of money in politics and breaking up the modern-day monopolies that are padding their profits while distorting the economy. Warren went further though, implying she sees state- and city-level experiments with public campaign financing as a critical part of the answer to cleaning up the corruption invited by …