Life and politics from the Sunshine State's best city

Tag archive

human rights

Marco Rubio decries Vladimir Putin as tyrant, calls on White House to push human rights

in 2017/Top Headlines by

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio painted Russia President Vladimir Putin Thursday as a tyrant who runs a brutal, corrupt, and repressive regime that murders opponents, seeks to destabilize western countries including the United States, perpetuates war crimes, and does not represent the Russian people. In doing so, Rubio called on the United States to stand up for the rights of Russians and do all it can to oppose Putin. “It’s not Putin’s Russia, it’s Russians’ Russia,” Rubio said in a speech Thursday…

Keep Reading

Jeff Sessions: U.S. to continue use of privately run prisons

in 2017/Top Headlines by

Attorney General Jeff Sessions signaled Thursday his strong support for the federal government’s continued use of private prisons, reversing an Obama administration directive to phase out their use. Stocks of major private prison companies rose at the news. Sessions issued a memo replacing one issued last August by Sally Yates, the deputy attorney general at the time. That memo directed the federal Bureau of Prisons to begin reducing and ultimately end its reliance on privately run prisons. It followed a…

Keep Reading

Go to Top