"Everyone is aware that the United States has always tried to" steer" almost all global processes, brazenly interfering in the internal affairs of various countries and waging multiple wars on foreign soil. Iraq, the Arab Spring, Ukraine, and Syria are just a few examples. We can still see their consequences, which range from the complete collapse of the political systems in these countries to wars which claimed tens of thousands of lives."
"I stand by everything I said including the offer to go to the United States if Chelsea Manning's sentence was commuted. We look forward to having a conversation with the DoJ [Department of Justice] about what the correct way forward is."
In a burst of transparency, one day after it made available some 13 million pages of archives documents online for the first time, on Wednesday the Central Intelligence Agency unveiled revised rules for collecting, analyzing and storing information on American citizens, publishing them in full for the first time.
"Mr. Assange welcomes the announcement that Ms. Manning's sentence will be reduced and she will be released in May, but this is well short of what he sought. Mr. Assange had called for Chelsea Manning to receive clemency and be released immediately."
China's sverely impacted rust-belt province of Liaoning fabricated fiscal numbers from 2011 to 2014, local officials admitted, raising doubts about the accuracy of China’s economic data just days ahead of the release of the nation’s GDP report due on Friday. The data were made up "because officials wanted to advance their careers."
Following urges by Edward Snowden and Julian Assange (who offered his own extradition), President Obama has commuted the remaining prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the army intelligence analyst convicted of an enormous 2010 document leak.
"[The] deterioration of America's global position has accelerated in recent years, in part, because the Obama administration's defense strategy was built on a series of flawed assumptions. As a result, our military is caught in a downward spiral of depleted readiness and deferred modernization."
Despite federal authorities in south Florida busting the largest food-stamp fraud operation in U.S. history last year, food-stamp recipients can use their taxpayer-funded benefit to order online from retailers like Amazon under a new Obama administration initiative that aims to facilitate the shopping experience for rural and urban residents. It marks the latest of many costly experiments by the administration to expand the fraud-infested program, which has seen a record-high number of beneficiaries under President Obama.
"Returns will likely do worse under the new administration than under the departing one, and where exceptions to this may be. That statement is linked to a simple idea. Good market environments often involve a shift from economic despair to optimism, and a shift in psychology from ‘fear’ to ‘greed’. Both occurred over the last eight years, producing returns well above the long-run average."