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So without further ado, here’s what we’re reading Wednesday August 5, 2015.
The supposedly nonpolitical report on human trafficking is wildly inaccurate. Why? Politics.
A Reuters examination, based on interviews with more than a dozen sources in Washington and foreign capitals, shows that the government office set up to independently grade global efforts to fight human trafficking was repeatedly overruled by senior American diplomats and pressured into inflating assessments of 14 strategically important countries in this year’s Trafficking in Persons report.
The analysts, who are specialists in assessing efforts to combat modern slavery – such as the illegal trade in humans for forced labor or prostitution – won only three of those disputes, the worst ratio in the 15-year history of the unit, according to the sources.
As a result, not only Malaysia, Cuba and China, but countries such as India, Uzbekistan and Mexico, wound up with better grades than the State Department’s human-rights experts wanted to give them, the sources said. (Graphic looking at some of the key decisions here: reut.rs/1gF2Wz5)
Yes, Democrats just voted to force you to fund baby murderers.
Police officers caught eating marijuana edibles during a drug raid are suing because someone recorded them without their knowledge! Apparently, the officers thought that they had disabled the security cameras but had unwittingly missed one!
Gawker recently released Donald Trump’s phone number to the world. Did Trump get mad? Nope… he got awesome.
Thank you @gawker! Call me on my cellphone 917.756.8000 and listen to my campaign message.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 4, 2015
Could the debate for the lower tier GOP candidates be better because of Donald Trump’s absence?
Has Jeb Bush become the 2016 version of Michael Dukakis?
Who’s worse – ISIS or Al Qaeda?
The nuclear deal will not only pave the way for Iran to build a bomb — it will FUND it.
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