News Roundup 4/29/19

by | Apr 29, 2019

News Roundup 4/29/19

by | Apr 29, 2019

2020

  • Brittany Hunter breaks down Job Biden’s terrible history on criminal justice policy. [Link]
  • The DNC Chair says we are at war with Russia. [Link]

US News

  • More than 12,000 individuals associated with the Boy Scouts have been identified as victims of sexual abuse. [Link]
  • A family is seeking justice after an out of control investigation led to a family being separated for several months. [Link]
  • A Department of Justice document suggests Julian Assange is being investigated under the Espionage Act. [Link]
  • Maria Butina sentenced to 18 months. After finishing her sentence, she will be deported to Russia. [Link]
  • The NSA recommends the White House ends the bulk metadata collection program. [Link]

US Foreign Policy

  • The Senate will vote to override Trump’s Yemen War bill veto in the coming week. [Link]
  • Senior Defense Department officials are recommending the acting Secretary of Defense approve expanding the role of active duty military on the southern border. [Link]
  • Trump has ordered his administration to push for an arms control deal with Russia and China. [Link]
  • John Feffer on John Bolton’s crusade against the ‘troika of tyranny’ despite the countries posing no threat to the US. [Link]
  • Doug Bandow explains Trump made a mistake by reversing Obama’s Cuba policy. [Link]
  • A new study shows an increase of 40,000 general mortality deaths in  Venezuela from 2017-2018. The US sanctions on Venezuela made a substantial contribution to the figure. [Link]

Ukraine

  • Ukraine passes a law that requires all government employees to speak Ukrainian. The Ukrainian president-elect opposes the legislation. [Link]
  • Putin gives Ukrainians living in separatist-held territory easy access to Russian passports. [Link] In response, Ukraine’s president-elect calls for international sanctions against Russia. [Link]

India

  • Pepsi is suing India farmers for growing a type of potato Pepsi claims to own. [Link]
  • The US issues a report claiming India is violating US prescription drug patents by producing low-cost generic drugs. [Link]

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