Federal judge rules that NSA’s data gathering ‘likely violates the Constitution’

Federal judge rules that NSA’s data gathering ‘likely violates the Constitution’

Sam Thielman, The Guardian Edward Snowden hails ‘victory’ after federal judge rules agency must stop collecting defendants’ information in a program that is ‘likely unlawful’ A federal judge ruled against the National Security Agency on Monday, saying that its bulk collection of telephone metadata “likely violates the Constitution”. In a case brought by activist Larry

Cuban comrades say Ted Cruz’s dad wasn’t a rebel blowing up buildings for Jesus — as he has claimed

Cuban comrades say Ted Cruz’s dad wasn’t a rebel blowing up buildings for Jesus — as he has claimed

Arturo Garcia Cuban student leaders fighting dictator Fulgencio Batista’s regime have questioned Rafael Cruz’s account of his activities before leaving the country, the New York Times reported. While Cruz — whose son Ted is running for the Republican presidential nomination — has described himself as a saboteur who threw Molotov cocktails against Batista’s administration, fellow

Conservatives having white hot emotional meltdown over resignation of University of Missouri’s president

Conservatives having white hot emotional meltdown over resignation of University of Missouri’s president

David Ferguson On Monday, University of Missouri president Tim Wolfe resigned over allegations that the administration had done little to address a string of racially-charged incidents on campus. Initially the reaction of faculty and staff at UM had been to ignore the demands by students and activists, but when the college’s football team went on

Martin O’Malley attacks Bernie Sanders over ‘flat-out wrong’ immigration comments from 2007

Martin O’Malley attacks Bernie Sanders over ‘flat-out wrong’ immigration comments from 2007

Latin Times

Martin O’Malley took off his gloves on Sunday, delivering a bare-knuckled critique of his Democratic presidential primary rivals on the issue of immigration reform. Speaking at a forum organized by the Fair Immigration Reform Movement and The Nation he charged his opponents with a fairweather “poll-tested” approach to immigrant’s rights. O’Malley slammed Hillary Clinton over reports…

Virginia fraternity sues Rolling Stone over rape story

Virginia fraternity sues Rolling Stone over rape story

Reuters A University of Virginia fraternity sued Rolling Stone magazine on Tuesday for $25 million in damages over a discredited article about a 2012 gang rape at the fraternity. The Phi Kappa Psi chapter filed the defamation lawsuit in Charlottesville, Virginia, Circuit Court against Rolling Stone and writer Sabrina Erdely, the fraternity said in a

Sen. Tom Cotton: Social Security benefits cause people to ‘spiral downward’ into heroin addiction

Sen. Tom Cotton: Social Security benefits cause people to ‘spiral downward’ into heroin addiction

David Edwards Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) suggested on Monday that population decline and drug abuse in poor areas could be the result of too many people on Social Security disability. Speaking to the conservative Heritage Foundation on Monday, Cotton warned that communities with high a percentage of residents on Social Security disability had reached a