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Menendez trial ends in a mistrial

Menendez trial ends in a mistrial

The federal corruption trial of New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez ended in a mistrial Thursday after the jury reported it is hopelessly deadlocked. Prosecutors did not immediately announce whether they will refile charges against Menendez.

Director of the Granma newspaper is dismissed

Director of the Granma newspaper is dismissed

Pelayo Terry Cuervo has been dismissed as director of the newspaper Granma, official communications organ of the Communist Party of Cuba. The announcement was made by means of a brief informative note of scarcely 50 words.

It’s Mueller time! (Video)

It’s Mueller time! (Video)

This is for all those out there who cannot wait for the season ending of the gripping dumpster fire of a political shit show that is the current U.S. administration.

191-2 UN vote condemning blockade; Cuba’s foreign minister calls U.S. ambassador ‘disrespectful’

191-2 UN vote condemning blockade; Cuba’s foreign minister calls U.S. ambassador ‘disrespectful’

As expected the General Assembly of the United Nations voted 191-2 condemning the United States embargo against Cuba. The only votes against were from the U.S. and Israel. Acknowledging that the U.S. is alone in the world, a haughty Ambassador Haley said, “The United States does not fear isolation in this chamber or anywhere else.”

In face of president’s ‘reckless, outrageous and undignified’ behavior, Sen. Flake calls it quits

In face of president’s ‘reckless, outrageous and undignified’ behavior, Sen. Flake calls it quits

Senator Jeff Flake, the Arizona Republican who has tangled with President Trump for months, announced on Tuesday that he will not seek re-election in 2018, saying he “will no longer be complicit or silent” in the face of the president’s “reckless, outrageous and undignified” behavior.

Students will sail from Washington, D.C. for Cuba, despite U.S. travel warnings

Students will sail from Washington, D.C. for Cuba, despite U.S. travel warnings

Tall ship will “Stay the Course” for constructive engagement with Cubans and sail this week from Washington, D.C. for an educational voyage in southern Cuba. The ship will spend a total of four months in Cuba engaged in ecological site visits assessing long-term sustainability.

The importance of McDonnell vs. U.S. in the Sen. Menendez case

The importance of McDonnell vs. U.S. in the Sen. Menendez case

For the purpose of federal bribery statutes, is an “official action” limited to the exercise or threatened exercise of actual governmental power, and if the term is not limited in this manner, are the statutes unconstitutional? The result of the McDonnell case has had great influence over the Sen. Bob Menendez corruption trial.

Trump regime publishes memo titled “Strengthening the Policy of the United States Toward Cuba”

Trump regime publishes memo titled “Strengthening the Policy of the United States Toward Cuba”

National Security Presidential Memorandum NSPM-5 entitled “Strengthening the Policy of the United States Toward Cuba” was issued by the President on June 16, 2017. The memorandum outlines the Administration’s policy toward Cuba and policy implementation actions to be taken by heads of departments and agencies.

Stand with the DREAMERS

Stand with the DREAMERS

By repealing DACA – Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals – President Donald Trump has endangered both these young immigrants and the economic security of America. And the moral case is more compelling than the economic one.

Sen. McCain: Giving up our ideals for ‘half-baked, spurious nationalism’

Sen. McCain: Giving up our ideals for ‘half-baked, spurious nationalism’

Former Vice President Joe Biden, Chairman of the National Constitution Center’s Board of Trustees, presented the 2017 Liberty Medal to Senator John McCain for his lifetime of sacrifice and service to the nation.

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