“The threat to the First Amendment came from the Democratic side more,” he says, arguing that journalists viewed a Democratic plank “overly charitably” as campaign finance reform.
When it comes to politicians trampling free speech and free press, Time Warner CEO Jeffrey Bewkes said Tuesday that he doesn’t fear President-elect Donald Trump as much as he does his rivals on the other side of the aisle.
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Time For Truth: (Hollywood Reporter) – Time Warner CEO Jeffrey Bewkes Says Democrats Were Bigger First Amendment Threat Than Trump
The Pentagon has buried an internal study that exposed $125 billion in administrative waste in its business operations amid fears Congress would use the findings as an excuse to slash the defense budget, according to interviews and confidential memos obtained by The Washington Post.
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Time For Truth: (The Washington Post) – Pentagon buries evidence of $125 billion in bureaucratic waste
Venezuela will introduce six new notes and three new coins starting in mid-December to help alleviate practical problems in doing business with the world’s most inflationary currency, according to the central bank.
Currently, the OPEC nation’s largest note is worth just 2 U.S. cents on the black market, meaning cash transactions are extremely cumbersome.
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Time For Truth: (Reuters) – Venezuela confirms bigger bills amid world's highest inflation
A woman in Saudi Arabia is facing calls for her execution after a photo of her appearing in public without wearing a hijab was posted on social media. According to reports, Malak Al Shehri posted the photo of herself in the Saudi capital of Riyadh wearing a dark coat covering a floral dress, dark sunglasses — but no hijab, or abaya, a traditional body covering worn by women in Saudi Arabia. The backlash came swift and fierce with some people calling for her death and others calling for her imprisonment.
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Time For Truth: (The New York Times) – People demand woman’s execution after she posted this photo on social media
On the surface, the message from the University of Michigan’s final reading of consumer sentiment for November is that President-elect Donald Trump will fix what ails the nation — fast.
The consumer expectations index of the survey rose by 8.4 points from October to 85.2 — a one-month gain last exceeded in the December 2011 — a testament to households’ optimistic view on the outlook for the U.S. economy and their own pocketbooks.
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Time For Truth: (Bloomberg) – Soaring Consumer Confidence: Are Americans Happy It's Trump, or Just Happy It's Over?