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

New evidence emerges of vote counting subterfuge in Ohio pot ballot initiative

New evidence emerges of vote counting subterfuge in Ohio pot ballot initiative

Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet More evidence is emerging calling into question the officially reported results of Tuesday’s marijuana legalization vote in Ohio, where Issue 3 was defeated by a two-to-one margin. On Friday, the Columbus Free Press published a series of screenshots of live televised election returns from Dayton’s WHIO-TV provided by Ohio’s Secretary of State.

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

Starbucks cups have Donald Trump seeing red

Starbucks cups have Donald Trump seeing red

International Business Times

Donald Trump has joined the throngs of disgruntled Starbucks customers this holiday season who are offended by the cafe chain’s festive red cups — whose lack of seasonal designs, they argue, are part of a “war on Christmas.” The leading Republican presidential candidate introduced the cup design into the 2016 election discourse Monday while speaking at…