Author Archive | Scott Shackford

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Franken Accused of Groping Woman, House Passes Tax Bill, Mistrial in Menendez Corruption Case: P.M. Links

Via Leeann TweedenSen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) is the latest to be accused of aggressive and unwanted sexual advances toward a woman during a USO tour in 2006, Leeann Tweeden, now a morning news anchor on KABC radio in Los Angeles. He has apologized for his behavior and has asked for an ethics investigation. Republicans passed […]

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Australian Voters Say Yes to Gay Marriage Recognition (But There’s More to Come)

Nearly two-thirds give a thumb’s up, but Parliament still needs to act. Scott Shackford|Nov. 14, 2017 7:50 pm Richard Milnes / MEGA / NewscomThe results of Australia’s mail-in referendum on same-sex marriage are in, and its citizens have significantly declared they would like to see their gay brothers and sisters tie the knot. In the […]

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Denver Cashes in by Seizing Cars for Low-Level Crimes, Even Without Convictions

Denver Police body camera footageDenver cab driver Semere Fremichael got caught up in an undercover prostitution sting. He was innocent—he thought she wanted a ride, not sex for pay—and was acquitted by a judge. His taxi, however, got taken for a rough ride. Denver’s Fox affiliate has an excellent two-part investigation showing how the city […]

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Another Woman Accuses Moore of Underage Sexual Advances, Supreme Court Takes Up First Amendment Cases, Rand Paul Returns to Work: P.M. Links

Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/NewscomThe latest in response to the allegations that Alabama candidate for the U.S. Senate Roy Moore in the past made sexual advances toward underage girls: Republican Sens. Mitch McConnell and Susan Collins say they believe the women and that Moore should step aside; more than 50 pastors in Alabama have signed a […]

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Roy Moore Accused of Seducing Teen Girls, Rand Paul Neighbor Pleads Not Guilty, TSA Still Terrible: P.M. Links

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/NewscomThe story of the afternoon is the Washington Post reporting that Roy Moore, the Alabama ex-judge running for Senate as a Republican, initiated a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl when he was a 32-year-old district attorney. Three other women say Moore pursued contact with them when they were teens and he […]

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Texas Shooter’s In-Laws Attended Targeted Church, Woman Fired for Flipping Off Trump, Weiner Readied for Hard Time: P.M. Links

Nick Wagner/TNS/NewscomThe church targeted by the Texas shooter was also the church that his mother-in-law attended, and he had been sending her threatening texts, according to authorities. She was not at the church at the time of the attack. His grandmother-in-law, though, is reportedly one of the victims. The Russian lawyer who met with Donald […]

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Sen. Feinstein’s Threat to ‘Do Something’ to Social Media Companies Is a Bigger Danger to Democracy Than Russia

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) took the opportunity this week to remind social media companies that she’s as authoritarian as President Donald Trump and isn’t afraid to try to push people around. Reason‘s Jacob Sullum and Jesse Walker have ably punctured the hysteria surrounding the Russian government’s attempts to influence America’s elections with really, really lame […]

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GOP Tax Plan Released, Utah Nurse Gets $500,000 for Blood Draw Arrest, Comey Trolls Trump with Book Title: P.M. Links

Jerry Mennenga/ZUMA Press/NewscomHouse Republicans have released their 429-page tax proposal today, and various people have opinions! Sam Clovis has withdrawn his name from consideration as the chief scientist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture after getting caught up in the investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and the discovery that he was aware […]

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8 Dead in Apparent Terrorist Attack in NYC

Truck hit cyclists on path in Manhattan Scott Shackford|Oct. 31, 2017 6:22 pm Jackson Lee / Splash News/NewscomAt least eight people are dead, many more are injured, and a suspect is in custody in what officials are calling a terrorist attack in lower Manhattan. Details at this point are still coming together. Police and witness […]

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