Author Archives: Andrea Germanos

Researchers: Trump tweets reveal ‘neurotic’ and ‘unstable’ leader

Newly published study looks at how language of Trump's tweets compares with that of over 100 CEOs and entrepreneurs

What do the frequent tweets from Donald Trump say about his online personality? Continue reading

New lawsuit aims to stop Trump’s ‘sham commission’ dead in its tracks

Suit filed a day after White House releases commenters' personal information in comments that show hatred for voter commission

As the White House releases 112 pages of colorful comments—and personal information—after it asked for the public to weigh in on its so-called Election Integrity Commission and received an overwhelmingly negative response, a new lawsuit aims to protect voters’ privacy rights by stopping the controversial commission’s sweeping data demand. Continue reading

It’s settled: Trump either did or did not accept Putin’s denial of election interference

Presidents met, but reliable account of discussion is absent

President Donald Trump met with Russian leader Vladimir Putin Friday on the sidelines of the Group of 20 (G20) Summit in Hamburg, Germany, but what exactly was said remains unclear. Continue reading

Amazon extends tentacles further with purchase of Whole Foods

Online behemoth Amazon is acquiring Austin-based Whole Foods Market for $13.7 billion, the companies announced Friday—a development that watchdogs say will pad billionaire pockets and spell bad news for consumers. Continue reading

It appears Trump admin. wants to bury Senate torture report forever

The administration is complying with request from Republican senator to send copies of voluminous document back to Congress—which could prevent public from ever seeing it.

The Trump administration is moving to keep the lengthy Senate report on the CIA’s torture and detention program forever from the public eye, the New York Times first reported Friday. Continue reading

Trump escalates attack on healthcare, women with rebranded and expanded global gag rule

‘The Global Gag Rule doesn't protect lives; it destroys them.’

President Donald Trump spent part of his first Monday in office following in the footsteps of other Republican presidents by reinstating the Global Gag Rule, officially known as the Mexico City Policy. Continue reading

North Carolina’s voter ID law meets ‘its much-deserved demise’

Decision by U.S. Supreme Court not to review appeals court decision on 2013 law affords 'a huge victory against sham voter ID laws'

Monday brought a victory for voting rights. Continue reading

Group of mental health professionals warn Trump’s state ‘putting country in danger’

Despite professional rule barring them from doing so, psychological experts have argued that ‘too much is at stake to be silent any longer’

A group of mental health professionals gathered at Yale University Thursday to discuss what they believe is their duty to warn the public of the “danger” posed by President Donald Trump. Continue reading

Safe with ‘oligarchs and imperialists’ in US, Brazil’s new president admits coup plot

Ousted President Dilma Rousseff wouldn't enact austerity roadmap, so "a process was established which culminated with me being installed as president of the republic," Temer says

Proponents of her ouster argued that former Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was targeted and ultimately booted from office for budgetary wrongdoing or, ironically, corruption. Continue reading

Texas readies to kill man—who killed no one—for murder

Jeffery Wood on track to be the 'least culpable person executed in the modern era of death penalty'

Texas—the state that leads the nation in number of executions—is on the brink of killing Jeffery Wood. Continue reading

‘Travesty of justice’: Bradley Manning sentenced to 35 years

'Every aspect of this case sets a dangerous precedent for future prosecutions of whistleblowers'

Army whistleblower Pfc. Bradley Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison on Wednesday for releasing a trove of government and military documents to WikiLeaks. Continue reading