Month: October 2020

Dozens of Rights Groups Ask Obama to 'End Cycle of Cruelty,' Free Chelsea Manning

With just weeks left in his presidency, the call for U.S. President Barack Obama to grant clemency to U.S. military whistleblower Chelsea Manning continues to grow increasingly urgent. On Monday, over a dozen advocacy groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Lambda Legal, and the National Organization for...

Michigan Recount Halted as Judge 'Gives In' to Trump and State GOP

A federal judge on Wednesday effectively ended the ongoing presidential recount in Michigan by lifting the order he previously issued allowing it to move forward. U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith halted the recount, which began on Monday amid legal challenges, on the grounds that the Green Party’s Jill Stein...

Chinese Newspaper: Trump Has 'No Sense of How to Lead a Superpower'

President-elect Donald Trump “is not behaving as a president who will become master of the White House in a month,” the Chinese newspaper Global Times wrote in an editorial on Monday. “He bears no sense of how to lead a superpower.” The denunciation from the state-sanctioned publication came after Trump...

Senate Dems Probe Wall Street Ties of Foreclosure King Steven Mnuchin

When former Goldman Sachs partner Steven Mnuchin was nominated by President-elect Donald Trump last month to serve as Treasury secretary, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) joined a chorus of critics in saying the pick wasn’t “draining the swamp—it’s stocking it with alligators.” Now, Brown wants to know how his Wall Street...

With 'Valentine to Corruption,' Trump Officially Kills Big Oil Transparency

In a move global rights groups are decrying as a Valentine’s Day gift to Big Oil, President Donald Trump on Tuesday officially voided a rule that forced extractive industries to disclose payments made to foreign governments.  The transparency law, known as the Cardin-Luger amendment, was an Obama-era rule established...