LEBANON: Protests Rage On as Economic Collapse Looms

Photo: Protesters assembled outside the Parliament building last Tuesday to reject the new cabinet headed by Prime Minister Hassan Diab By Miriam Cordova On February 11, over 400 protesters were injured in a riot outside the parliament building in Beirut as the Lebanese parliament held a vote of confidence on the newly appointed cabinet.  The vote was held as Lebanon faces a deepening financial crisis … Continue reading LEBANON: Protests Rage On as Economic Collapse Looms

Electoral Farce Fails to Launch as First Presidential Primary Results Shrouded in Chaos

Photo: Media filing center in Des Moines, screen reads “Results Coming Soon” By Mike Talavera What was supposed to be an inspiring kickoff to the 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary has ended in a train wreck that has worsened people’s already weak confidence in the US election process. As the Iowa Caucus wrapped up Monday night, a few seemingly sporadic errors in reporting turned into a … Continue reading Electoral Farce Fails to Launch as First Presidential Primary Results Shrouded in Chaos

FLORIDA: Former Mayor Pleads Guilty to Embezzling from Charity

Photo: Guyland Thompson, Former Mayor of Milton, Florida and Executive Director of Santa Rosa County United Way By Ben Robinson On January 17, the former Mayor of Milton, Florida and United Way executive director Guyland Thompson was sentenced to prison for 51 months for 20 counts of wire fraud and three additional counts of tax evasion. He had embezzled at least $652,000 from United Way, … Continue reading FLORIDA: Former Mayor Pleads Guilty to Embezzling from Charity

CALIFORNIA: Congressman Pleads Guilty to Stealing Campaign Funds

Photo: Duncan Hunter, member of the US House of Representatives in California, plead guilty to misusing a quarter million dollars in campaign funds last week By Miriam Cordova Last week Duncan Hunter, Republican US Representative for California’s 50th District (including central and northeastern portions of San Diego County), plead guilty to one federal charge of conspiracy to misuse campaign funds. This charge was only one … Continue reading CALIFORNIA: Congressman Pleads Guilty to Stealing Campaign Funds

Democrats Rush to Impeach Trump after First Judicial Hearing

Photo: Speaker of US House of Representative Nancy Pelosi announces the drafting of articles of impeachment this morning By Mike Talavera This morning, Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that the House Judiciary Committee would begin drafting articles of impeachment for President Donald Trump. The move follows a hearing yesterday when four constitutional lawyers were summoned before the committee to testify as to whether Trump had committed … Continue reading Democrats Rush to Impeach Trump after First Judicial Hearing

LOS ANGELES: José Huizar Punishes Aide for Speaking to Federal Agents About Bribes

Photo: Los Angeles District 14 Councilman José Huizar By Audrey Hellenbrecht Jesse Leon, a former aide to Los Angeles District 14 Councilman José Huizar, has filed a $10 million claim against the city of Los Angeles. The claim was filed after Huizar terminated Leon in retaliation for speaking with federal agents about an ongoing investigation into bribes Huizar has been receiving from Chinese imperialists. Leon … Continue reading LOS ANGELES: José Huizar Punishes Aide for Speaking to Federal Agents About Bribes

Impeachment Hearing Testimony Shows Imperialism at Heart of US-Ukraine Policy

Photo: November 20 impeachment hearing, Gordon Sondland stands to take oath in foreground. By Mike Talavera The televised impeachment hearings have concluded. A dozen witnesses have gone before the House Intelligence Committee, each weighing in on US President Donald Trump’s allegedly illicit dealings with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. The public hearings are the latest chapter of the official impeachment inquiry into the President, launched last … Continue reading Impeachment Hearing Testimony Shows Imperialism at Heart of US-Ukraine Policy