Wednesday, December 13, 2017

7 Lessons From the Democrats’ Triumph in Alabama

7 Lessons From the Democrats’ Triumph in Alabama: The suburbs are turning blue, black voters are turning out, and the prospects of “welfare reform” just turned grim.

First Republican Congressman Demands FCC Delay Net Neutrality Vote

First Republican Congressman Demands FCC Delay Net Neutrality Vote: With the fate of Thursday’s net neutrality vote resting almost entirely in the hands of the Republican Party, a lone conservative has emerged to oppose FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s plan to gift-wrap the internet for Verizon and Friends this Christmas.

The Deeply Immoral Values Of Today’s Republican Leaders | HuffPost

The Deeply Immoral Values Of Today’s Republican Leaders | HuffPost: Republican leaders claim that they are the party of family values. They are not. They also claim that they understand and respect hardworking Americans. ...

'Dirty dossier' on Donald Trump is probably credible, says former MI6 boss

'Dirty dossier' on Donald Trump is probably credible, says former MI6 boss: A dossier of embarrassing allegations about Donald Trump produced by a former British spy "probably" has "some credibility", the ex-head of MI6 has said.

Two Reuters journalists arrested in Myanmar - BBC News

Two Reuters journalists arrested in Myanmar - BBC News: The two had been missing since Tuesday and authorities have now confirmed their detention.

China: Minority Region Collects DNA from Millions | Human Rights Watch

China: Minority Region Collects DNA from Millions | Human Rights Watch: Chinese authorities in Xinjiang are collecting DNA samples, fingerprints, iris scans, and blood types of all residents in the region between the age of 12 and 65.

China collecting DNA, biometrics from millions in Xinjiang: report - CNN

China collecting DNA, biometrics from millions in Xinjiang: report - CNN: Authorities in China's far-west are collecting DNA samples, fingerprints, eye scans and blood types of millions of people aged 12 to 65, according to a new Human Rights Watch (HRW) report.

Brexit: The EU has been loving its life since Britain voted to leave — Quartz

Brexit: The EU has been loving its life since Britain voted to leave — Quartz: Brussels, Belgium The day after Britain voted to leave the European Union, people were weeping in the European Commission's headquarters. The city of Brussels, the EU's capital, spent weeks in a state of shock and anxiety. But 18 months on, the city seems cheerier than ever.  "The wind is back in Europe's sails," cheered Jean-Claude Juncker, the...

White House Corrects Tillerson on Whether U.S. Will Talk to North Korea - The New York Times

White House Corrects Tillerson on Whether U.S. Will Talk to North Korea - The New York Times

UPS and others warn that holiday deliveries are already falling behind - The Washington Post

UPS and others warn that holiday deliveries are already falling behind - The Washington Post: Carriers were tested by Cyber Monday, the busiest online shopping day in U.S. history. And retailers are encouraging shoppers to pick up shipments at their stores.

Other Hanukkah recipes to try, because you can’t survive on latkes alone - The Washington Post

Other Hanukkah recipes to try, because you can’t survive on latkes alone - The Washington Post: Fried chicken, brisket, falafel and doughnuts round out the Hanukkah options.

How many men are harassers or predators? - The Washington Post

How many men are harassers or predators? - The Washington Post: It’s starting to feel like everyone qualifies, amid the onslaught of sexual misconduct allegations. But, of course, that’s not the case.

Two controversial federal judge nominees will not be confirmed, Senate Republican says - The Washington Post

Two controversial federal judge nominees will not be confirmed, Senate Republican says - The Washington Post: Sen. Charles E. Grassley had advised the White House to “reconsider” its picks after reports that they had expressed sentiments seemingly in favor of discrimination.

There was no better place than Alabama - The Washington Post

There was no better place than Alabama - The Washington Post: There could have been no better place to test the limits of indecency and Trumpism.

Rod Rosenstein defends Mueller as Republicans suspect bias in Russia probe - The Washington Post

Rod Rosenstein defends Mueller as Republicans suspect bias in Russia probe - The Washington Post: The deputy attorney general told the House Judiciary Committee that he had not seen good cause to fire Mueller, who he said was “running his office appropriately.”