Joe Arpaio With Big Plans in Fresno, California

September 30, 2017 Carlos Barberena 0

On a speech on Friday in Fresno, California, Joseph M. Arpaio, billed on the evening’s program as “America’s toughest sheriff,” delighted local Republicans with his pronouncements. He promised to restart his investigation into the veracity of President Barack Obama’s birth certificate, suggested he might run for a congressional seat, perhaps the one held by Arizona’s Senator…

Associate of the Man Who Hired Michael Flynn as a Lobbyist Subpoenaed by Robert Mueller

September 30, 2017 Carlos Barberena 0

The special prosecutor investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election has subpoenaed an associate of Gen. Michael Flynn’s Turkish lobbying client. The subpoena, a copy of which was obtained by ProPublica, ordered Sezgin Baran Korkmaz to testify before a grand jury in Washington on Sept. 22. “The grand jury is conducting an investigation of possible…

UN to send war crimes investigators to Yemen

September 30, 2017 Carlos Barberena 0

The UN Human Rights Council agreed Friday to send war crimes investigators to Yemen, overcoming resistance from Saudi Arabia which sought to fend off an independent international probe. In a resolution adopted by consensus, the council mandated UN rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein to send a group of “eminent experts” to Yemen, where a Saudi-led…

New Poll Americans blame Facebook for fake news,

September 29, 2017 Carlos Barberena 0

WASHINGTON — The public has a tough message for Facebook: The social media giant needs to stop fake news — especially when it’s funded by Russia. According to a new poll commissioned by the Factual Democracy Project, a group trying to fight the spread of intentionally fabricated news stories on social media, 73 percent of voters…

Trump Admin To Puerto Ricans, Pay Full Flight Prices

September 29, 2017 Carlos Barberena 0

President Donald Trump’s administration is requiring impoverished Puerto Rican hurricane victims to pay full price to evacuate — and will even holding their passports as collateral until the government receives payment. The administration is reportedly sticking with a State Department policy that forces evacuees to sign a promissory note before leaving, according to MarketWatch Thursday morning.…

White Nationalism A Threat Like ISIS?

September 29, 2017 Carlos Barberena 0

The threat of white nationalist violence in the U.S. is at least as big a threat as that posed by terror groups such as ISIS, the FBI revealed Wednesday. Director Chris Wray told the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee that there are currently 1,000 open investigations into domestic terror groups and another 1,000 probes…