by on October 11, 2018
A team of computer scientists sifted through records of unusual Web traffic in search of answers. A set of cryptic data has inspired a years-long argument over its meaning. In June, 2016, after news broke that the Democratic National Committee had been hacked, a group of prominent computer scientists went on alert. Reports said that the infiltrators were probably Russian, which suggested to most members of the group that one of the country’s intelligence agencies had been involved. The...
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by on October 9, 2018
Rick Gates, a top Trump campaign aide, expressed interest in an Israeli company’s proposal for a social media manipulation effort in 2016, documents and interviews show. A top Trump campaign official requested proposals in 2016 from an Israeli company to create fake online identities, to use social media manipulation and to gather intelligence to help defeat Republican primary race opponents and Hillary Clinton, according to interviews and copies of the proposals. The Trump campaign’s ...
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by on October 3, 2018
With an expanded FBI investigation in full swing, and Mitch McConnell still predicting a Senate floor vote later this week, one would think that the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation to the Supreme Court is more a sure thing than not — barring, of course, a bombshell revelation adding credence to the accusations of Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez. No drinking buds But it’s not a slam dunk yet. The questions about Kavanaugh’s high school and college drinking may, ironically, turn o...
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by on September 28, 2018
Relive the 'she said, he said' of the Kavanaugh hearing The American Bar Association is calling on the Senate Judiciary Committee to halt the consideration of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh until an FBI investigation is completed into the sexual assault allegations that have roiled his nomination. In a strongly worded letter obtained by CNN Thursday, the organization said it is making the extraordinary request "because of the ABA's respect for the ru...
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by on September 25, 2018
A protester reacts as she is arrested by Capitol Hill Police during a protest against Judge Brett Kavanaugh outside the office of Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, on Sept. 24, 2018. Foes of Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court, undaunted by more than 100 arrests Monday on Capitol Hill, are prepping for dozens of demonstrations across the nation Thursday to show support for a woman accusing the federal judge of sexual assault. Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford are scheduled t...
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by on September 23, 2018
Donald Trump in Phoenix, Arizona. Since March this year, US President Donald Trump has started a creeping trade war with allies and rivals alike that threatens to deepen the global economic and political crisis. Trump has ordered the imposition of tariffs - effectively a tax on imports – on a variety of goods ranging from agricultural products to automobiles from China, the EU, Canada and other countries. This started with steel and aluminium in March, but extended to 1,333 Chinese ...
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by on September 22, 2018
Congressman Paul Gosar's siblings say he's a racist, accepts money to turn back environmental protections. The world loves a gripping family drama – which is why millions of jaws are dropping at news that a Republican congressman is being “brutally” slammed by six of his siblings. In a television commercial. A television commercial in which they endorse their brother’s Democrat rival. The ads are written like a thriller with a twist: the six men and women pile on in measured tones with...
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by on September 19, 2018
WHAT TO KNOW The de Blasio administration is taking big banks to court over their failure to clean up a cluster of abandoned houses The city sued 9 financial firms, alleging they have persistently shirked their responsibility to secure five abandoned homes in Brooklyn State law requires banks and subcontractors to periodically inspect foreclosure homes and take over maintenance cost if residents bailed out The de Blasio administration is taking big banks to c...
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by on September 18, 2018
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday formally postponed a vote on Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination, canceling a meeting set for later this week where a vote was initially expected to happen. Staffers for Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) sent out a notice that the Thursday business meeting had been canceled. The Senate is expected to leave town for the week on Tuesday. The delay for a vote to advance Kavanaugh's nomination was widely expected following allegatio...
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by on September 18, 2018
STORY HIGHLIGHTS The Summit highlighted the ways in which subnational actors and leaders from all sectors are “taking ambition to the next level” with a plethora of commitments and announcements that, if implemented, will generate over 65 million new, low-carbon jobs by 2030. More than 60 state, regional and city governments and multinational businesses committed to 100% zero emission vehicles through The Climate Group’s ZEV Challenge. To unlock inclusive economic growth, 488 compa...
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by on September 18, 2018
Inn this June 6, 2018, photo, Senior White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow speaks during a briefing at the White House in Washington. As the midterm elections draw closer, a variety of Republican leaders, cognizant of broad public support for social-insurance programs like Medicare and Social Security, have said it’s Republicans who are the true champions of the programs – reality be damned. Donald Trump went so far as to argue two weeks ago, “We’re saving Social Security; the Demo...
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by on September 17, 2018
Kavanaugh And Accuser To Testify Publicly Before Senators Next Week Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The Brett Kavanaugh confirmation saga heated up in a big way Monday, with increased calls for a delay in the process to examine the allegation that he tried to sexually assault a girl at a high school party in the 1980s. President Trump himself said a "little delay" is no big deal. Kavanaugh, meanwhile, insisted anew that the allegation is false, and both he and accuser Christine ...
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