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Warner Bros. interim leadership team set after Kevin Tsujihara's exit 20.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

WarnerMedia has set the team that will lead its movie and television studio Warner Bros., for now, after the exit of Chairman and Chief Executive Kevin Tsujihara amid a sex scandal.

Warner Bros.’s top film executive Toby Emmerich, its television group president Peter Roth and Chief Financial Officer...

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Search warrants provide an inside look at the investigation into Michael Cohen 20.3.2019 LA Times: Nation

The USB drive was black and red, and its white label seemed inscrutable — Tracking #: 180208140208.

But on Feb. 8, 2018, the tiny digital storage device helped change history when special counsel Robert S. Mueller III gave it to the U.S. attorney's office in Manhattan.

The drive contained Michael...

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New report implicates Trump in same crime that’s sending Michael Cohen to jail 19.3.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
President Donald Trump repeatedly committed one of the same crimes that is about to land his former lawyer Michael Cohen in jail, The New York Times reported Monday. The Times report on Trump’s long, troubled history with Deutsche Bank includes allegations that he repeatedly overstated his wealth to obtain favorable loans from the bank. The […]
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Blowing the Whistle on Sexual Violence Committed by a Human Rights Journalist 19.3.2019
Hirokawa Ryuichi, a charismatic figure in the realm of progressive journalism in Japan, has abused women for decades.

The post Blowing the Whistle on Sexual Violence Committed by a Human Rights Journalist appeared first on Truthout.

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Ben Carson Often Took Fridays Off, Flew to Florida Home 18.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Carson's daily schedule from 2017, obtained through a lawsuit and provided to NBC News, also shows that the Trump-appointed secretary only held senior staff meetings once a week.
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MSNBC Panel Asks: Is Mueller Report Imminent, Or Is Trump Just Cranky? 18.3.2019 Crooks Liars
Stephanie Ruehl called Trump "a typhoon ripping everything from the Steele dossier to saying that Mueller shouldn't have been put in and then he voted in making the Mueller report public. Say what?" "History would tell us that the president goes off on these massive tweet storms because we follow them. We follow every single tweet. We walk in to how they're lies, this and that, and he does it before a piece of massive, damaging news drops. Is that the case here?" Ruehl asked former DoJ spokesman Matt Miller. Miller said it's possible the White House already has the report and is reviewing it for executive privilege claims. "It's possible he knows of indictments coming, but it's also possible he's unhinged because he watched a Fox News story that got him upset. It's very difficult to know. You're right, at times in the past, these tweetstorms have presaged something coming, but it's also possible the president having a cranky day," Miller said. "So the president is having a cranky day, Rudy Giuliani ...
Here’s why an unbuilt Moscow Trump tower caught Mueller’s attention 18.3.2019 Raw Story

An intriguing area of focus in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Kremlin’s role in the 2016 U.S. election is a proposed Moscow real estate deal that Donald Trump pursued while running for president despite denying at the time any links to Russia. The special counsel has reveale...

The post Here’s why an unbuilt Moscow Trump tower caught Mueller’s attention appeared first on Raw Story.

Lynn Swann says USC was 'blindsided' by actions of administrator in college admissions scandal 16.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

USC athletic director Lynn Swann was in bed Tuesday when he received the call about the college admission bribery scandal that would rock USC and several other schools around the nation. His phone rang twice around 7 a.m. before he finally picked it up the third time.

“The head of professionalism...

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College cheating scandal brings resignations and questions at elite prep schools 15.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The college admissions cheating scandal is roiling some of Southern California’s most elite prep schools, leading to resignations and questions as federal prosecutors seek student records from the institutions.

Douglas Hodge and Michelle Janavs, two of the parents charged in connection with the...

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The “splinternet” is already here 14.3.2019 techCrunch
Keith Wright Contributor Share on Twitter Keith Wright is a Villanova School of Business instructor of Accounting and Information Systems, founder of Simplicity On-Demand LLC and former Senior Vice President for Global Sales Operations for SAP. There is no question that the arrival of a fragmented and divided internet is now upon us. The “splinternet,” […]
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Judge Napolitano: 'Sometimes Perjurers Tell The Truth' 13.3.2019 Crooks Liars
Trump's favorite inspirational morning TV show did its best to try and paint Chairman Adam Schiff as a liar conspiring to get tainted testimony from Michael Cohen, but Fox News' senior legal analyst refused to play along and slapped a truth bomb on them. (Interesting that Alan Dershowitz also refused to spin that conspiracy theory. Something about being an actual lawyer puts this line of stupidity beneath even Alan Dershowitz.) Most of the segment was Doocy, Kilmeade, and Earhardt claiming that Adam Schiff was shifty and Cohen lied about wanting a job at the White House and not asking for a pardon. They were furious that a witness would lie under oath in a Congressional hearing. Their anger only shows itself when it hurts their BFF. All the Trump consultants, cabinet members, and campaign chairmen and staff that lied to the FBI were only guilty of "process crimes" so -- no harm no foul. Ainsley jumped and said, "People at the White House say that's not true." That's a credible bunch right ...
Impeachment Off the Table? Again?; Also: The Venezuela Scam Worsens: 'BradCast' 3/12/2019 13.3.2019 BradBlog
On today's BradCast: Some good reporting, some bad politics, and some accountability on the horizon. [Audio link to today's show follows below.] Among the many stories worth your while covered on today's program... Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi seems to take impeachment "off the table", just as she did back in 2006 ...
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LAPD data programs need better oversight to protect public, inspector general concludes 12.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The Los Angeles Police Department’s computer programs that label people as chronic offenders need more oversight to protect the public from unfair arrests and detentions, a report by the agency’s inspector general concluded.

Inspector General Mark Smith’s 52-page review found officers used inconsistent...

Trump’s aides and lawyers ‘will have to decide if Trump is worth going to jail for’: MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace 12.3.2019 Raw Story

House Oversight Committee chair Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) has requested information from two of President Donald Trump’s attorneys, according to an earlier NBC News report. Sheri Dillon and Stefan Passantino, attorneys responsible for the president’s ethics and financial disclosures will hav...

The post Trump’s aides and lawyers ‘will have to decide if Trump is worth going to jail for’: MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace appeared first on Raw Story.

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This 2005 Vote Could Come Back to Haunt Sanders in the Democratic Primary 11.3.2019 Mother Jones
Running for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, Bernie Sanders had one vulnerability as a progressive reformer: guns. As the Democratic Party had moved to the left on the issue, embracing gun control in the years after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Sanders was slow to adjust. An independent from a rural state, […]
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Robert Mueller Has Raised Big Trump-Russia Questions. Will His Report Answer Them? 8.3.2019 Mother Jones
The anticipation for special counsel Robert Mueller’s final report has reached a fever pitch. When is it coming? What will it say? Will it be made public? Will President Donald Trump’s new attorney general, William Barr, suppress it? If so, will House Democrats subpoena it? And all this hubbub is about a report that may […]
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Trump administration deported 471 migrant parents from U.S. without their children 7.3.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
More than 470 migrant parents were deported from the United States without their children, according to a recent court filing in the ongoing class action family separation lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) against the Trump administration. The court filing states that the Trump administration did not give some of the 471 […]
Pelosi shuts down reporter for concern trolling about Democrats ‘over-reaching’ with Trump investigations 7.3.2019 Raw Story

On Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) held a press conference to address the controversy over comments made by junior Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) that some have perceived as anti-Semitic. Pelosi also answered reporters’ questions about the President’s emergency declaration–noti...

The post Pelosi shuts down reporter for concern trolling about Democrats ‘over-reaching’ with Trump investigations appeared first on Raw Story.

Trump Attacks Security Clearance Probe as 'Witch Hunt' 6.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
White House refuses to hand over documents requested by the House Oversight Committee.
Dershowitz: Democrat Trump Investigations Going Too Far 6.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz tells Fox News host Sean Hannity he believes Congress is overreaching in its investigations of President Donald Trump.
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