As Obama Moves To Free Manning & Rivera, Others Still Hope For Clemency January 18, 2017
President Obama commuted the sentences of Chelsea Manning and Oscar López Rivera on Tuesday as other political prisoners -- many held for decades on charges related to black and Native American movements -- make their final pushes for clemency under Obama.
Sanders Calls Out Trump’s Billionaire Pick For Education Secretary
DeVos admitted that her being appointed as the new Secretary of Education could have something to do with her family giving $200 million to the Republican party.
Records Show Trump EPA Pick Led Anti-EPA Crusade For Industry Donors
"He created a whole new unit specifically to fight the EPA, among other things."
Activists Report Presence Of Missile Launcher At Dakota Access Pipeline
Water protectors have found a disturbing new vehicle protecting the drill pad at Standing Rock — a missile launcher.
Obama Frees Puerto Rican Independence Activist Oscar Lopez Rivera
Puerto Rico's independence activist and one of the longest held political prisoners in the U.S. will be free.
First Chance At Life: On Chelsea Manning’s Freedom
Very few people supported Manning when it became known that she was the person responsible for making disclosures to WikiLeaks. With President Obama’s action, millions celebrate her release.
Big Pharma’s Influence Reaches Guideline Writers, Patient Groups, Even Doctors On Twitter
A series of studies published today documents the vast conflicts of interest in medicine. The way we think about disease “is being subtly distorted” by financial ties, the authors of an editorial write.
Texas Republicans Make Third Attempt To Ban ‘Sanctuary Cities’
Bills targeting "sanctuary cities" failed to pass the Texas Legislature in 2011 and 2015, but similar efforts this session have better chances of making it to Gov. Greg Abbott's desk.
Ohio Police Beat Homeless Veteran Into Coma, Leaving Him Permanently Disabled
A complaint lodged against the sheriff's office alleges that officers stood in the way of a surveillance camera so that the beating wouldn't be captured on video.
The Washington Post’s Latest Folly Is ‘Weaponized Journalism’
A Washington Post fake news article misrepresenting the 'firing' of the head of the DC National Guard makes clear mainstream media has now weaponized the news.