Category politics

Doctors Daughters: Queens Podiatrist Helped Trump Avoid Vietnam

The children of a late Queens, New York podiatrist, Dr. Larry Braunstein, said their father diagnosed President Donald Trump with bone spurs decades ago to help Trump avoid having to fight in Vietnam, according to a report from the New York Times. In 1968, Trump was 22 and had already received four deferments due to education. […]

Russia Tests New Hypersonic Missile System Under Direct Orders From Putin (Video)

Russia tested a new hypersonic glide missile system today under direct orders from President Vladimir Putin, according to reports from Russian state media. The new system, called the Avangard, utilizes an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) and a hypersonic glide vehicle and is supposed to travel at roughly five times the speed of sound. The newly […]

Breaking News: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Released From Hospital After Cancer Surgery

  Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was discharged from the hospital on Tuesday and is recuperating at home after undergoing surgery, according to a court spokesperson. “Justice Ginsburg was discharged from the hospital yesterday and is recuperating at home,” said Kathy Arberg, public information officer for the Supreme Court, in an email to reporters. […]

Colorado Baker Back In Court Over 2nd LGBT Bias Allegation

Attorneys for a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple on religious grounds — a stand partially upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court — argued in federal court Tuesday that the state is punishing him again over his refusal to bake a cake celebrating a gender transition. Lawyers for […]

Chinese Human Rights Lawyer Wang Quanzhang On Trial In Closed Court Years After Arrest

One of China’s most prominent human rights lawyers, Wang Quanzhang, has been put on trial in a closed court three-and-a-half years after he was detained for allegedly subverting the Chinese state. The case is extremely sensitive in China, with dozens of plainclothes police blocking access to the front of the Tianjin No.2 Intermediate court and […]

Breaking News: Mexican Governor, Senator Killed In Helicopter Crash

A Mexican governor and her senator husband were killed in a helicopter crash in the center of the country on Monday (Dec 24), the government said. Martha Erika Alonso, a senior opposition figure and the new governor of the central state of Puebla, died with Rafael Moreno, a senator and the former governor of the […]

South Africa Poised For Cannabis Trade Despite Obstacles

2018 has been called the “year for cannabis” in South Africa. But there are still hurdles before a legal marijuana industry can flourish in an African economic power deemed ideal for large-scale cultivation. Advocates rejoiced at a Constitutional Court decision in September that upheld the legalization of the adult use and cultivation of pot in private. A […]