BuzzFeed News has issued several statements of support for the accuracy of a report that said President Donald Trump directed his former lawyer to lie in Congressional testimony. The report was based on information from two anonymous federal law enforcement officials, which top administration members dismissed as partisan spectacle, and Democrats cast as potential means for investigation and impeachment. If the report is true, it poses grave legal threats to Trump as it would implicate him in false statements presented to Congress. Buzzfeed News journalists have doubled down on the accuracy of a report that said President Donald Trump had directed his former lawyer to lie in testimony to Congress as part of the special counsel investigation concerning the president’s ties to Russia. The report was published Friday and, based on information from federal law enforcement officials, said Trump had directed his former personal lawyer and “fixer” Michael Cohen to … [Read more...] about Politicians respond to disputed report on Trump from BuzzFeed News as the media company doubles down
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Book Review Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Book Review | How Tech Companies Manipulate Our Personal Data Supported by Nonfiction ByJacob Silverman Jan. 18, 2019 THE AGE OF SURVEILLANCE CAPITALISM The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power Canadian politicians don’t attract much notice this side of the border, but recently I’ve been heeding the words of Charlie Angus. A member of Canada’s Parliament for the New Democratic Party, Angus is a longtime punk rocker and activist with ties to the Catholic Worker movement; he’s also a sharp critic of the growing power of Big Tech. In late November, Angus attended a hearing in British Parliament in which representatives from nine countries took turns interrogating a Facebook vice president about the company’s proliferating scandals (an empty chair sat before a Mark … [Read more...] about How Tech Companies Manipulate Our Personal Data
Nadya Hutagalung and Hello Kitty took on the #10yearchallenge, and it seems both did not change at all. Instagram/ Nadya Hutagalung, Hello Kitty A viral photo challenge on social media has taken on a life of its own as more and more people are using it to show what a difference a decade can make. The #10yearchallenge – which started off with Facebook users re-posting their profile photos from 10 years ago – has not only sparked jokes about technology, environmentalists are now also taking the opportunity to raise awareness of how the Earth has been affected by human actions in a short period of time. Read also: People are using the viral ’10-year challenge’ as a stark warning about what’s happening to our planet Celebrities, politicians and even fictional characters have also jumped on the bandwagon, reminding the Internet just how much things have changed (or stayed the same) since 2009 – the same year that Barack Obama became US president, Michael … [Read more...] about From Lee Hsien Loong to Hello Kitty: Asian personalities take on the 10-year challenge to show they do not age much at all
Brexit defeat: Work together to find solution and avoid 'disaster' Northern Ireland businesses appeal to politicians BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Northern Ireland’s business community urged politicians from all parties to work together to find a solution to avoid “disaster” for the province after the draft Withdrawal Agreement was rejected. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/brexit-defeat-work-together-to-find-solution-and-avoid-disaster-northern-ireland-businesses-appeal-to-politicians-37716182.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37257988.ece/543ac/AUTOCROP/h342/ss_Eye_-_Belfa24.jpg Email Northern Ireland’s business community urged politicians from all parties to work together to find a solution to avoid “disaster” for the province after the draft Withdrawal Agreement was rejected. Business groups in Northern Ireland who supported the agreement expressed frustration with the continued uncertainty and … [Read more...] about Brexit defeat: Work together to find solution and avoid ‘disaster’ Northern Ireland businesses appeal to politicians
Texas politicians promise the moon, the sun and the stars: Teachers will receive raises, schools will get more money and property taxes will be reformed. No one, though, is proposing a plan that will lower your property taxes. The best anyone can promise is that property taxes will not rise as fast as they would without action. Remember that when Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, House Speaker Dennis Bonnen and other politicians talk about overhauling public school finance and property taxes, they are only offering tweaks to the existing system. They are not recommending the kind of bold change that would reduce the average person’s property taxes or assess taxes in fairer ways. On HoustonChronicle.com: Texas taxes may be low, but they're poorly imposed Taxes and schools are two sides of the same problem. Texas’ school finance system is the product of an archaic state constitution, numerous lawsuits and politicians incapable of resisting the allure of tax cuts for the … [Read more...] about Texas politicians promise property tax reform, just don’t expect lower taxes.