Judge declares mistrial in Bill Cosby sexual assault case

June 19, 2017

Bill Cosby walking through the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania.Image: Mark Makela/Getty Images Bill Cosby remains free on bail after a Pennsylvania jury on Saturday convinced the judge that they were hopelessly deadlocked, but the district attorney took the unusual step of immediately announcing that a new trial date would be set. The jury of seven men and five women spent a week shuffling between deliberations and the courtroom, telling the judge multiple times along …

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Travis Kalanick takes leave of absence to work on Travis 2.0

June 15, 2017

… Kalanick’s leave coincides with the release of a report based on an external investigation into Uber’s workplace culture that found serious issues throughout the organization. Uber has been beset by allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination for months, started by a blog post from a former Uber engineer. SEE ALSO: Finally, Uber exec who wanted to stalk female journalists is fired The report based on the investigation, conducted by former U.S. attorney General Eric Holder, …

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It’s Simple: Either Trump Or Comey Is Lying. Who Is More Credible?

June 9, 2017

… reputation as a person of integrity a reputation that was solidified back in 2007, when he offered damning testimony about warrantless domestic spyingduring oversight investigationsof the Justice Department under then-attorney General Alberto Gonzales. Senators in both parties praised Comey while questioning him on Thursday, with many remarking on his candor and honesty. Comey himself has said that decision caused him personal anguish, but that it arose from a desire to preserve the reputation …

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Trump, critics gird for long war after Comey’s moment

June 9, 2017

… against impeachment and the idea that the encounter between Trump and Comey in the Oval Office on February 14 amounted to a high crime or misdemeanor. GOP defense of Trump Comey’s sometimes imperious manner and disclosure that he had orchestrated a leak about his conversation with Trump to prompt the appointment of a special prosecutor, meanwhile, cleared the way for GOP attacks on his motives. And Comey’s criticism of the way that former attorney general Loretta Lynch …

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White House Dodges Questions About Kushner Meetings With Russians

May 31, 2017

White House press secretary Sean Spicer dodged questions Tuesday afternoon about President Donald Trumps son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and what Trump did or didnt know about Kushners meetings last year with Russian officials. Mr. Kushners attorney has said that Mr. Kushner has volunteered to share what he knows with Congress about the meetings, Spicer told reporters during the daily press briefing. The Washington Post and other major outlets reported last week that Kushner and Russian officials …

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Anita Borg Institute ends Uber partnership over Uber’s treatment of women

… South Korea. Kalanick promised to change things. Uber announced an investigation into the issue and brought on former U.S. attorney General Eric Holder to run it. The report based on that investigation is yet to be released. Meanwhile, Uber has been trying to situate its own problems within the tech industry. An Uber recruiter in March blamed Uber’s problems on “systemic” sexism in tech, rather than Uber’s own issues. With all these problems surrounding treatment of women …

May 27, 2017
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Now it’s Jeff Sessions’ turn to get trolled with projections on D.C. buildings

Projects on large public buildings seem to be the newest way to show resistance in the Era of Trump given the events of this week. SEE ALSO: This isn’t Trump’s first time crying ‘witch hunt,’ but that probably doesn’t surprise you Just a few days after making waves by trolling President Trump with a projection on Trump’s D.C. hotel that said “Pay Trump Bribes Here,” D.C. artist Robin Bell took aim at attorney General Jeff Sessions with some …

May 21, 2017
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Surprise, relief dominate Capitol Hill after special counsel named for Russia investigation

(CNN)Some Republicans joined Democrats in breathing a sigh of relief Wednesday at news that deputy attorney General Rod Rosenstein had appointed a special counsel to lead the investigation into whether Trump’s campaign had any ties to Russia. While many members said they were caught off-guard, a bipartisan array of lawmakers applauded the selection of former FBI Director Robert Mueller to lead the investigation. “Wow, that’s news to me. He is a well-respected law enforcement …

May 18, 2017
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