Australia to introduce new laws to force media platforms to unmask online trolls

Australia will introduce legislation to make social media giants provide details of users who post defamatory comments, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Sunday. The government has been looking at the extent of the responsibility of platforms, such as Twitter (TWTR.N) and Facebook (FB.O), for defamatory material published on their sites and comes after the country’s highest courtContinue reading “Australia to introduce new laws to force media platforms to unmask online trolls”

GOP lawmaker apologizes for anti-Muslim remarks about colleague – CNN

Rep. Lauren Boebert, tweeted out an apology to the Muslim Community after video showed Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) making anti-Muslim remarks in reference to Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN). CNN’s Alisyn Camerota and Lauren Fox discuss.

Analysis: Why new Ohio redistricting maps are an ‘insult to democracy’ – CNN

CNN’s John Avlon breaks down how the “rigged” redistricting process in Ohio is engineered to help the Republican Party achieve an electoral majority.

Republican Congressman Receiving Threats After Voting For Infrastructure Bill – Ring of Fire

Republican Congressman Fred Upton was one of the 13 Republicans who voted to pass the infrastructure bill last week, and he told CNN this week that he is paying a steep price for it. During an interview with Anderson Cooper, Upton played a voicemail that was left for him where an angry individual told himContinue reading “Republican Congressman Receiving Threats After Voting For Infrastructure Bill – Ring of Fire”

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen confirms U.S. troops are training soldiers on the island

The confirmation comes as China is sharply increasing military and political pressure on the self-ruling island, which Beijing claims as its territory. A small number of U.S. forces are in Taiwan to train with Taiwanese soldiers, President Tsai Ing-wen said in an interview with CNN, confirming the presence of U.S. troops on the self-governing island that China considers its own. TensionsContinue reading “Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen confirms U.S. troops are training soldiers on the island”

‘Completely damning’ video of Trump ally emerges – CNN

A video captured by a Democratic activist shows conservative lawyer John Eastman, who had worked with then-President Donald Trump’s legal team, criticizing former Vice President Mike Pence for not overturning the 2020 election results.

Inside America’s “militias”: from the KKK to the Oath Keepers – CNN

America’s self-styled militias have roots dating back to the KKK’s formation during Reconstruction. In the latest “Reality Check with John Avlon: Extremist Beat,” CNN’s Sara Sidner joins Avlon as they trace this history, from the Minutemen of the 1960’s to the deadly Oklahoma City bombing to today’s Oath Keepers, some of whom face charges ofContinue reading “Inside America’s “militias”: from the KKK to the Oath Keepers – CNN”

Carl Bernstein Says Donald Trump Is an ‘American War Criminal’ Like ‘We’ve Never Experienced Before’

Legendary Watergate journalist Carl Bernstein labeled former President Donald Trump an “American war criminal” on Sunday, citing recent reporting that top generals feared Trump would stage a coup after losing last November’s election. During an appearance on CNN’s Reliable Sources, Bernstein said Trump’s continued push of the “Big Lie” that the election was stolen was a “delusional madness”Continue reading “Carl Bernstein Says Donald Trump Is an ‘American War Criminal’ Like ‘We’ve Never Experienced Before’”

House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy secretly assigned an aide to clean up Marjorie Taylor Greene’s messes

According to a report from CNN’s Melanie Zanona, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) still fears publicly criticizing some of the extremist members of his caucus and, behind the scenes, has assigned a staff member to advise Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) on how to dig herself out after she goes too far with herContinue reading “House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy secretly assigned an aide to clean up Marjorie Taylor Greene’s messes”

An American lawyer went on a lunch date in Moscow. Now he’s languishing in a jail cell in Belarus.

When Youras Ziankovich, a lawyer with American citizenship, returned to his Moscow hotel after a lunch date with a friend in April, he found four men waiting for him in the street. Ziankovich’s wife, Alena Dzenisavets, says that according to the manager of the Nordic Rooms hotel, the men — all in plain clothes —Continue reading “An American lawyer went on a lunch date in Moscow. Now he’s languishing in a jail cell in Belarus.”

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