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Guardian: Texas Republicans drew congressional districts on racial lines, judges find

Guardian: Texas Republicans drew congressional districts on racial lines, judges find

Republicans hold two of three congressional districts ruled newly invalid and were found to have been partly drawn with discriminatory intent. Federal judges found more problems in Texas’ voting rights laws, ruling that Republicans racially gerrymandered some congressional districts to weaken the growing electoral power of minorities. The ruling late Friday by a three-judge panel […]

Guardian: President Donald Trump is the most powerful cornered animal in the world

Guardian: President Donald Trump is the most powerful cornered animal in the world

‘If there is something extraordinary about Trump it is how low he is willing to go.’   Lawrence Douglas For all his inconstancy of character, Donald Trump is a master manipulator. He rose to political prominence by slandering Barack Obama. He rode the birther myth as far as it would go – before brazenly jettisoning it […]

Guardian: ‘Gun for hire’: how Jeff Sessions used his prosecuting power to target Democrats

Guardian: ‘Gun for hire’: how Jeff Sessions used his prosecuting power to target Democrats

Jon Swaine and Oliver Laughland “Jeff Sessions is was one of the most corrupt public servants in Alabama history, running a political hit squad for organized crime.” Arthur Outlaw wanted a second term. It was 1989 and Outlaw, the Republican mayor of Mobile, Alabama, was girding himself for his re-election campaign. Word was that Lambert […]

Guardian: Donald Trump isn’t the only villain – the Republican party shares the blame

Guardian: Donald Trump isn’t the only villain – the Republican party shares the blame

Illustration by Robert G Fresson Jonathan Freedland Who’s the villain here? Naturally our rage focuses on Donald Trump, a pantomime baddie drawn, as he would put it, from central casting. But behind him stand many others, and it’s about time they shared in the opprobrium. Start with the unfolding scandal over Trumpworld’s links with Vladimir Putin’s Russia, and […]

Guardian: Deputy CIA director could face court deposition over post-9/11 role in torture

Guardian: Deputy CIA director could face court deposition over post-9/11 role in torture

 Even as the Trump administration attempts to contain an escalating crisis over its surreptitious ties to Russia, another spying crisis is threatening to haul the deputy CIA director into court to expose her role in post-9/11 torture. In a court filing on Tuesday, attorneys for two CIA contract psychologists who helped design the agency’s brutal […]

Guardian: Trump Turned to Kushner and Bannon to Approve Botched Yemen Raid, Congress, McCain “Silent”

Guardian: Trump Turned to Kushner and Bannon to Approve Botched Yemen Raid, Congress, McCain “Silent”

Editor’s note: Obama nixed this raid which, it seems, was dredged up by son-in-law Jared Kushner, an Israeli national, and Steve Bannon, failed Neo-Nazi blogger, who now are are self ordained experts on special operations and military intelligence.  Kushner did serve in the Israeli Army in some capacity, which Trump obviously feels qualifies him for […]

Guardian: Israel brings fresh charges against nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu

Guardian: Israel brings fresh charges against nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu

Israeli nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu at a media conference in Jerusalem in 2005. Photograph: Ammar Awad/Reuters Israeli prosecutors charged nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu on Sunday with violating the terms of his release, more than a decade after he completed an 18-year jail term. Upon his release in 2004, Vanunu was slapped with a series of […]

UK Guardian: ‘You’re a sinner’: how a Mormon university shames rape victims

UK Guardian: ‘You’re a sinner’: how a Mormon university shames rape victims

Madi Barney was told she could not register for future classes at Brigham Young University after she reported her rape. Photograph: George Frey/GEORGE FREY Maria L La Ganga in Provo, Utah and Dan Hernandez for Guardian.UK  Madi Barney sat sobbing in the Provo, Utah, police department. It had been four days since the Brigham Young University […]

World Media Duped by Brick Layer: Used fake banking app, Guardian

World Media Duped by Brick Layer: Used fake banking app, Guardian

Phillip Harrison claimed to have a $2bn fortune when appearing in court on drug charges. Investigators have alleged he may have used an app to simulate a bank account. Photograph: Facebook Joshua Robertson at Guardian.UK A Queensland tradesman who claimed to have a $2bn fortune when fronting court on drug charges could face prosecution for perverting […]

Guardian: Senate Report Confirms Innocent CIA Kidnap Victims Sexually Abused

Guardian:  Senate Report Confirms Innocent CIA Kidnap Victims Sexually Abused

Some human rights campaigners described the act of naked photography on unwilling detainees as a potential war crime by the CIA. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images Spencer Ackerman at Guardian.UK The CIA took naked photographs of people it sent to its foreign partners for torture, the Guardian can reveal. The CIA naked photos scandal is a wake-up […]

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