U.S. Government Sets Record for Debt Auctions. Humantraffickingsearch. The terms “sex trafficking,” “sex work,” and “prostitution” are often conflated.
While both sex work and sex trafficking involve prostitution by definition, sex work entails a willing engagement in commercial sex while sex trafficking involves force, coercion, or deceit. Some enter the industry willingly as sex workers but may eventually become victims of trafficking. The concept of willing prostitution, or “sex work,” has been altogether refuted by some activists, particularly prostitution abolitionists, who argue that prostitution is always a form of exploitation and never a choice. U.S. law., however, recognizes the existence of willing prostitution, an illegal activity in every state except Nevada.
Because prostitution is criminalized in the United States., both prostitutes and those soliciting prostitution can be arrested and prosecuted according to state laws. The efficacy of current U.S. prostitution policy is contentious. BDS: In the crosshairs of human rights colonialism. The Fruit of the Homeless Life: The Sāmaññaphala Sutta. Nearly half of the U.S.’s homeless people live in one state: California. More than half a million people are homeless each night in the United States, a new White House report has found.
And nearly half of them are concentrated in one state: California. All told, 47% of all unsheltered homeless people nationwide — meaning those who sleep in areas not meant for habitation, such as sidewalks, parks, cars and abandoned buildings, rather than in shelters — live in the Golden State, according to a new report on homelessness from the White House Council of Economic Advisers. Unsheltered homeless people represent just over a third (35%) of the overall homeless population nationwide. Republicans break with Trump and Rand Paul on whistleblower unmasking. But many of Paul’s colleagues oppose the idea of exposing the identity of the person who helped launch the impeachment drive by detailing Trump’s call with the Ukrainian president.
Senior Senate Republicans are worried about the precedent it would set, fearing government sources would be less likely to reveal wrongdoing in future presidencies. They also have a simpler concern: not breaking the law. “We should follow the law. And I believe the law protects whistleblowers,” said Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.). “The whistleblower statute is there for a reason. Sen. On Tuesday the Iowa Republican reiterated his stance. “I write whistleblower laws. Sen. “Whistleblowers should be entitled to confidentially and privacy, because they play a vital function in our democracy,” Romney said. But Paul told reporters Tuesday he is "more than willing to and probably will at some point" name the whistleblower. Huawei Soars In Russia As Putin Engages In New ‘Technological War’ Never one to shy away from a gunfight, Russian President Vladimir Putin has been nibbling around the edges of Washington’s battle with Chinese tech giant Huawei for months.
In June, at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum, Putin met China's President Xi Jinping and technology was high on the agenda. Putin used the event to accuse the U.S. of “brazenly forcing Huawei from the global market,” adding that “in some circles, it is even called the first technological war of the coming digital era.” Fast forward six months, and November has started with Putin taking a gloomy page from China’s technology copybook. The launch of RuNet—Russia’s Sovereign Internet Law—provides a theoretical kill switch to disconnect Russia’s internet from the world wide web, essentially reverting to a domestic DNS setup.
This has been presented as a defence against U.S. cyberattacks, but the real enemies are much closer to home. A framer slyly changed the US Constitution's impeachment clause. At the US constitutional convention of 1787 in Philadelphia, which lasted months, framers fought over every word, clause, and concept that they’d ultimately include in the nation’s foundational legal document.
They were careful until the end, but perhaps not careful enough. Now, in light of the impeachment inquiry into president Donald Trump’s Ukraine dealings, a subtle change in the final version—the work of a dishonest scrivener—could arise in debates over interpretation of Article II, Section 4, the Constitution’s impeachment clause. After months of argument and compromise, the constitutional delegates tasked a style committee with arranging a final draft of the Constitution. Justice Dept. Is Said to Open Criminal Inquiry Into Its Own Russia Investigation. WASHINGTON — For more than two years, President Trump has repeatedly attacked the Russia investigation, portraying it as a hoax and illegal even months after the special counsel closed it.
Now, Mr. Trump’s own Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation into how it all began. Justice Department officials have shifted an administrative review of the Russia investigation closely overseen by Attorney General William P. Barr to a criminal inquiry, according to two people familiar with the matter. Thai king strips 'ungrateful' mistress of official concubine title over 'ambitious' efforts to replace queen. The King of Thailand has stripped his official mistress of her title, just months after making the rare appointment, over accusations that she was “disloyal” to the crown and attempted to “rise to the level of the queen”.
King Maha Vajiralongkorn, also known as King Rama X, named Major-General Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi, 34, the official Royal Noble Consort just months after his own coronation in May and marriage to his fourth wife, former consort and Thai Airways flight attendant, General Suthida Vajiralongkorn. House rejects GOP measure censuring Schiff. King Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand strips his consort of royal titles, citing her "misbehavior and disloyalty" Thailand's king has stripped his royal noble consort of her titles and military ranks for disloyalty, accusing her of seeking to undermine the position of his official wife for her own benefit.
Sixty-seven-year-old King Maha Vajiralongkorn's royal command issued Monday came just three months after he granted 34-year-old Sineenatra Wongvajirabhakdi the consort title, reviving an old palace tradition of taking a junior wife. BBC News reports an official announcement said Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi was "ambitious" and had tried to "elevate herself to the same state as the queen. " No, Putin Doesn’t Like Impeachment. As impeachment proceedings loom over President Donald Trump, some observers have speculated that Russia, actively enjoying sowing chaos in the United States, is delighted by the dysfunction tearing apart the U.S. government.
Nineteen Republican members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee signed a joint letter to the Wall Street Journal that was published on the paper’s op-ed page last month with the headline, “Impeachment Is What Vladimir Putin Wants.” The GOP members of Congress wrote, “His goal, now and before the 2016 election, has been to pit Americans against one another and erode confidence in our democratic process.” That might be true up to a point. But the impeachment investigation might be a bit too chaotic, even for Russian President Vladimir Putin. Story Continued Below There are many ways in which the Ukraine affair is terrifying the Kremlin, because it threatens to unwind what little progress Russia has made in recent years and undercuts its wider goals.
Choice page. Speaker Nancy Pelosi shuts down Senate Republicans’ impeachment timeline. Senate Republicans believe an impeachment trial in their chamber will wrap up by the end of the year, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is not making any promises on her end.
“I have no idea,” Pelosi flatly told reporters at her weekly press conference Thursday.