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Just Security: Six Reasons Why the US and Other States Should Support an Independent, International Inquiry on Yemen
Trump – Google News: Trump’s NFL and Puerto Rico tweets prove his goal is to divide, not unite the country – CNN International
trump is politically immature – Google News: FLEISCHMAN: National Anthem Protesters Help Trump But Can’t Help Themselves – Breitbart News
2016 elections and mental health – Google News: Tackling homelessness a major issue in Edmonton’s Ward 6 council race – CBC.ca
trump and republican party – Google News: John Kasich refuses to say Trump leads the GOP – Washington Examiner
organized crime and terrorism – Google News: Pakistan vows cooperation with Interpol for regional peace, security – SAMAA TV News Pakistan
trump and republican party – Google News: Jimmy Kimmel: Trump Is ‘Horrible Thing That Happened To Republican Party’ – Patch.com
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Donald Trump – Google News: Donald Trump begins the morning by slamming the NFL on Twitter – Chicago Tribune
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Trump’s NFL and Puerto Rico tweets prove his goal is to divide, not unite the country – CNN International
‘It’s like a birthday gift’: Anthony Weiner’s former sexting partner Sydney Leathers tells of her delight as he is … – Daily Mail
Trump associate says no evidence of Russia collusion – Virginian-Pilot
Trump tweets about Puerto Rico problems, as feds rush aid – Fox News
How liberals are playing right into Trump’s hands – The Week Magazine
Steve Bannon: We came to praise and honour Trump  video
These Trump Scandals Are Crazier Than Manafort Wiretapping – The Cheat Sheet
Why the lessons of Vietnam don’t apply to Afghanistan – The Hill
North Korea says US ‘declared war,’ warns it could shoot down US bombers – Reuters
Tyranny of the Minority – New York Times
John Kelly is not pleased with Trump’s NFL culture war, but ‘appalled’ by players’ lack of respect – CNN International
Trump directs $200 million to tech education for women and minorities – Politico
Suddenly, Trump wants to spend millions of dollars on STEM in public schools – Washington Post
European ambassadors to US back Iran nuclear pact – Reuters
North Korea says Trump declared war via tweet. The White House says it didn’t – Los Angeles Times
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House Panel Demands Details on Trump Aides’ Private Emails – U.S. News & World Report


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House Panel Demands Details on Trump Aides’ Private Emails
U.S. News & World Report
FILE – In this Sept. 12, 2017, file photo, White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner listens as President Donald Trumpspeaks during a meeting with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. The New York 
Jared and Ivanka used private email to talk with colleaguesVICE News
White House stonewalls Capitol Hill over records in Russia probeCNN
Jared Kushner’s private emails: Here’s what you need to knowUSA TODAY
The Hill –Newsweek –Politico –New York Times
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Trump’s NFL and Puerto Rico tweets prove his goal is to divide, not unite the country – CNN International


CNN International
Trump’s NFL and Puerto Rico tweets prove his goal is to divide, not unite the country
CNN International
Washington (CNN) Before 7 a.m. Tuesday morning, President Trump had tapped out three tweets blasting the NFL. “Ratings for NFL football are way down except before game starts, when people tune in to see whether or not our country will be disrespected!
Marc Anthony to Trump: Shut the f— up about NFL, worry about Puerto RicoFox News
Carmelo Anthony rips Trump over anthem protests, urges not to overlook Puerto RicoCBSSports.com

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‘It’s like a birthday gift’: Anthony Weiner’s former sexting partner Sydney Leathers tells of her delight as he is … – Daily Mail


Daily Mail
‘It’s like a birthday gift’: Anthony Weiner’s former sexting partner Sydney Leathers tells of her delight as he is …
Daily Mail
Weiner’s sexting relationship with the underage girl, where he asked her to strip naked and touch herself for him on Skype, immediately prompted a federal investigation. The case led the FBI to reopen its probe into Hillary Clinton‘s private email 

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Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner ‘used private email for White House work’

Donald Trumps daughter and son-in-law are among senior staff named by media, though none are likely to have broken law

At least six senior Trump administration figures have used private email accounts for official White House business, according to various media reports.

Donald Trumps son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, admitted through his lawyer on Sunday that he had done so in the administrations early days. A New York Times report says Trumps daughter Ivanka Trump, aides Gary Cohn and Stephen Miller, and former staff members Steve Bannon and Reince Priebus, Priebus also used private accounts.

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Clinton calls use of private email by Trump administration ‘height of hypocrisy’ – Politico


Politico
Clinton calls use of private email by Trump administration ‘height of hypocrisy’
Politico
Republican members of Congress who politicized the deaths in Benghazi, Clinton told SiriusXM radio Monday in an interview picked up by The Huffington Post. No, we’re finding with the latest revelations they didn’t mean any of it. It’s just the 
‘Height of hypocrisy’ – Clinton calls out Trump team over private email reportsThe Guardian

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Trump associate says no evidence of Russia collusion – Virginian-Pilot


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Trump associate says no evidence of Russia collusion
Virginian-Pilot
The House intelligence panel will interview two of President Donald Trump’s associates behind closed doors this week as congressional committees step up their investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Longtime Trump associate Roger …
Roger Stone to face congressional Russia investigatorsLocal 10
Roger Stone Threatens Lawmakers Ahead of House Testimony: I’ll Shove Their Words “Down Their Throats”Newsweek

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Trump tweets about Puerto Rico problems, as feds rush aid – Fox News


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Trump tweets about Puerto Rico problems, as feds rush aid
Fox News
WASHINGTON The U.S. ramped up its response Monday to the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico, even as President DonaldTrump brought up the island’s struggles before Hurricane Maria struck including “billions of dollars” in debt to “Wall Street and …
Trump administration facing pressure to speed up recovery efforts in Puerto RicoWashington Post
Trump finally responds to Puerto Rico crisis, saying island has ‘massive debt’The Guardian

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How liberals are playing right into Trump’s hands – The Week Magazine


The Week Magazine
How liberals are playing right into Trump’s hands
The Week Magazine
This isn’t Trump’s approach at all. He may say that he wants America to come together and unify in pursuit of making the country great again. But his words almost always have the opposite effect not because the electorate preemptively hates him

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Does Trump have a chance to be a two-term president? Bigly. – Baltimore Sun


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Does Trump have a chance to be a two-term president? Bigly.
Baltimore Sun
In all but the most unusual presidential elections, there is little doubt about how 80 percent of the electorate will vote. Around 40 percent will vote for the Democrat, no matter whom he or she may be, and about 40 percent is sure to vote Republican 
Finley: Run with Trump, or away?The Detroit News
The GOP’s Catch-22 On ObamacareFiveThirtyEight

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What We Knowand Don’t KnowAbout Facebook, Trump, and Russia – WIRED


CNBC
What We Knowand Don’t KnowAbout Facebook, Trump, and Russia
WIRED
Facebook is now enmeshed in several investigations into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. Last week, the company agreed to give Congress 3,000 political ads linked to Russian actors that it sold and ran during the 2016 election cycle; it 
Russians targeted Black Lives Matter and other hot-button issues in Facebook adsCNBC
Facebook And RussiaSeeking Alpha
Report: Facebook Notified FBI Of Shady Russian Activity Before The ElectionTPM
DIGIT.FYI (blog)
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Steve Bannon: We came to praise and honour Trump  video

Former Trump strategist Steve Bannon paraphrases Shakespeares Julius Caesar during a campaign appearance in Alabama on Monday in which he sought to praise Donald Trump. Bannon is supporting former judge Roy Moore in Tuesdays Republican Senate primary. Trump is supporting Moores opponent, Senator Luther Strange. Former Ukip leader Nigel Farage also spoke at the event, criticising career politicians.

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These Trump Scandals Are Crazier Than Manafort Wiretapping – The Cheat Sheet


The Cheat Sheet
These Trump Scandals Are Crazier Than Manafort Wiretapping
The Cheat Sheet
The CIA also believes Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his intelligence services to meddle with the U.S. election, according to current and former U.S. officials. … When I published the first biography of the Donald in 1992, the New Jersey 

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Why the lessons of Vietnam don’t apply to Afghanistan – The Hill


The Hill
Why the lessons of Vietnam don’t apply to Afghanistan
The Hill
With support from the Afghan people and government, the United States is on the right path, helping us to win againstterrorism, radicalism, and organized crime that destabilize Afghanistan and threaten America’s homeland security. That is why 

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North Korea says US ‘declared war,’ warns it could shoot down US bombers – Reuters


Reuters

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North Korea says US ‘declared war,’ warns it could shoot down US bombers
Reuters
NEW YORK/SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea’s foreign minister said on Monday President Donald Trump had declared war on North Korea and that Pyongyang reserved the right to take countermeasures, including shooting down U.S. bombers even if they are … 

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Trump Bluntly Confronts Appeasement Foreign Policy on Iran, NKoreaNewsmax
US Sees ‘Four or Five’ Ways to Resolve North Korean CrisisBloomberg
As Trump threatens N. Korea, most Americans oppose warThe Herald

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Russian operatives used Facebook ads to exploit divisions over Black Lives Matter, Muslims – Chicago Tribune


Chicago Tribune
Russian operatives used Facebook ads to exploit divisions over Black Lives Matter, Muslims
Chicago Tribune
The House and Senate Intelligence committees plan to begin reviewing the Facebook ads in coming weeks as they attempt to untangle the operation and other matters related to Russia’s bid to help elect Trump in 2016. “Their aim was to sow chaos,” said 

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Tyranny of the Minority – New York Times


New York Times
Tyranny of the Minority
New York Times
A protest in December outside the Pennsylvania Capitol while electors in the Electoral College arrived to cast their votes. Credit Mark Makela/Getty Images. This is Images … (According to a Brookings Institution analysis, in 2016, Republicans won 55.2 

percent of 

John Kelly is not pleased with Trump’s NFL culture war, but ‘appalled’ by players’ lack of respect – CNN International


CNN International
John Kelly is not pleased with Trump’s NFL culture war, but ‘appalled’ by players’ lack of respect
CNN International
Washington (CNN) White House chief of staff John Kelly was not pleased with the fight that erupted over the weekend between President Donald Trump and National Football League players who protest by kneeling during the national anthem, two …

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Trump directs $200 million to tech education for women and minorities – Politico


Politico
Trump directs $200 million to tech education for women and minorities
Politico
President Donald Trump on Monday directed at least $200 million a year to technology education grants for women and minorities. The president signed a memo instructing Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to prioritize STEM through existing competitive …
Suddenly, Trump wants to spend millions of dollars on STEM in public schoolsWashington Post
President Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka are unveiling a new federal computer science initiative with major …Recode

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Russians targeted Black Lives Matter and other hot-button issues in Facebook ads – CNBC


CNBC
Russians targeted Black Lives Matter and other hot-button issues in Facebook ads
CNBC
The Facebook ads that Russian operatives purchased to try to influence U.S. voters during the 2016 election will be shared with congressional investigators in a matter of days, said a person with knowledge of the situation. The ads included ones 
Russian operatives used Facebook ads to exploit America’s racial and religious divisionsWashington Post
What We Knowand Don’t KnowAbout Facebook, Trump, and RussiaWIRED

all 25 divisions over Black Lives Matter and MuslimsWashington Post

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Suddenly, Trump wants to spend millions of dollars on STEM in public schools – Washington Post


Washington Post
Suddenly, Trump wants to spend millions of dollars on STEM in public schools
Washington Post
During the 2016 presidential campaign, it was Hillary Clinton who talked about spending federal money to provide more STEM education especially computer science classes for all students. Donald Trump wasn’t much interested then and his proposed …
President Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka are unveiling a new federal computer science initiative with major …Recode

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Report: Some Russian Facebook ads were meant to aggravate racial, religious divides – CBS News


CBS News
Report: Some Russian Facebook ads were meant to aggravate racial, religious divides
CBS News
Further, the Russians also tried to aggravate religious divides, too, with some showing Muslim women supporting Hillary Clinton, the Post reported. At some points during the campaign, then-candidate Donald Trump called for Muslims to be banned from …

European ambassadors to US back Iran nuclear pact – Reuters


Reuters
European ambassadors to US back Iran nuclear pact
Reuters
U.S. President Donald Trump is weighing whether the 2015 deal serves U.S. security interests as he faces a mid-October deadline for certifying that Iran is complying with the pact, a decision that could sink an agreement strongly supported by the other 

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North Korea Says Trump’s Latest Threat Is a ‘Declaration of War’ – TIME


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North Korea Says Trump’s Latest Threat Is a ‘Declaration of War’
TIME
(UNITED NATIONS) North Korea’s top diplomat said Monday that U.S. President Donald Trump’s weekend tweet was a “declaration of war” and North Korea has the right to retaliate by shooting down U.S. bombers, even in international airspace. It was the …
North Korea says Donald Trump has declared warSalon
North Korea says President Donald Trump has ‘declared war’KTRK-TV
Donald Trump has ‘declared war’, North Korea says as it threatens to shoot down US jetsTelegraph.co.uk
CNBC –Express.co.uk –The Root
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North Korea says Trump declared war via tweet. The White House says it didn’t – Los Angeles Times


Los Angeles Times
Trump Says Russians Didnt Help Him Win. His Intelligence Agencies Say Yes They Did.

Lost in the presidents attacks on pro football are his most far-reaching denials yet about Russian involvement in his election

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“We don’t know what these Facebook ads looked like, we don’t know who they were targeting, and we don’t know how many millions of Americans may have been exposed to them.”

Putin’s Pro-Trump Operation May Have Been Far Bigger Than We Yet Know
Did the Kremlin help make Trump the “first Facebook president”?
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M.N.: And we have to know the answers to these and many other questions. 

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12:26 PM 9/20/2017 – “Political marketing” and possible use of the “psychotronic weapons” techniques in targeted advertising

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Does Trump have a chance to be a two-term president? Bigly. – Baltimore Sun

It’s not hard to imagine how Donald Trump could win a second term. Sorry, liberals.

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Does Trump have a chance to be a two-term president? Bigly.

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Donald Trump could become a two-term president. His path to re-election is not very hard to see.

Start with the fact that political math is not especially complex. In all but the most unusual presidential elections, there is little doubt about how 80 percent of the electorate will vote. Around 40 percent will vote for the Democrat, no matter whom he or she may be, and about 40 percent is sure to vote Republican. The more wobbly 20 percent is less predictable, although, in recent elections, most of those voters also ended up splitting fairly evenly between the parties. The tiny percentage of true swing voters in key states is the cohort that makes the decisive choice for one candidate or the other.

Right now, President Trump is more unpopular than any president at this point in a first term has been. Nevertheless, about 30 percent of voters appear unshakable in their loyalty to him. Mr. Trump has a rock-solid base. And, as bad as things have gone for him, thus far, there are hints that better days could be ahead.

For President Trump, the hurricanes have been good news. Reports from the watery disasters in Texas and Florida indicate that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has done a very good job coordinating relief efforts. FEMA’s inept performance during Hurricane Katrina in 2005 seriously undercut the political standing of President George W. Bush. FEMA’s expert work this time is reflecting well on Mr. Trump. There is no logic to this, of course. The substantial organizational improvements made in the agency mostly took place during President Barack Obama’s two terms. But the hurricanes roared in on President Trump’s watch, and he is receiving the political benefit.

After months of floundering and failure in the Republican-controlled Congress, Mr. Trump has turned to the Democrats to get some deals done. He quickly agreed to a short-term Democratic plan for a debt ceiling hike to prevent a government shutdown and he appears to have also come to a general agreement about how to reconstitute the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that will codify a permanent legal status for 800,000 undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children.

This collusion with Democrats has inflamed the political world. GOP congressional leaders feel rebuffed by their own president. Anti-immigrant agitators and right wing pundits who saw Mr. Trump as their champion are now screaming about betrayal. But average voters probably see it very differently. Most people like the idea of the parties working together to get things done. Most people did not want the DACA beneficiaries — the young “Dreamers” — to be sent to Mexico or whatever country they were born in. And most voters do not care about the prerogatives of Senate Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell or Speaker of the House Paul Ryan.

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President Trump is said to be giddy about the positive response he has received in the mainstream media for cutting deals with Democrats. Mr. Trump likes praise, and he likes to notch up wins. It is possible he will continue to look for deals with Democratic leaders, even on health care where Republicans have utterly failed to deliver. Right now, a bipartisan plan to retool Obamacare is being hammered out in the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. If committee members can come up with something — and if the latest attempt to repeal Obamacare fizzles like all past attempts — it would be very opportune for Mr. Trump to lay claim to the bipartisan scheme and boast of another job well done.

Mr. Trump will never stop his embarrassing, childish and sometimes self-defeating tweets. But those bursts of nonsense are starting to feel like background noise that we are learning to live with. Yes, Mr. Trump’s tweets continue to grab headlines, but the real changes being wrought by the Trump administration get less notice. Cabinet members, such as Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt, are busy dismantling the federal bureaucracy and catering to the wishes of big corporations and polluting industries. That is shocking stuff, but the average American does not pay close attention to any of it. The negative effects that will come with the elimination of regulations and safeguards to the environment and the financial industry will probably not affect the calculations of swing voters in 2020.

When that election year rolls around, President Trump’s bombastic, divisive style may have become normalized and less worrying to many people, especially if he can claim a handful of significant bipartisan achievements. His popularity might have inched up by then. A challenge in the Republican primaries from someone like Ohio Gov. John Kasich may have fizzled out because the dysfunctional GOP has concluded Mr. Trump is their best bet to hold on to power.

And, after a series of hotly contested Democratic primaries with a gaggle of candidates and no clear frontrunner, the Democrats could end up with a presidential nominee whose pandering to the progressive base of the party is not so attractive to the broader electorate — or at least to that crucial segment of white working class voters in key states like Pennsylvania, Michigan and Ohio who tipped the Electoral College to President Trump in 2016.

So, Mr. Trump could win again. All he has to do is seem a little less crazy, make a few popular deals that lend him the aura of effectiveness and get lucky in who his opponent will be. None of that is impossible to imagine.

Of course, one person could upset this bright scenario. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into collusion with Russia could produce solid, indisputable proof that Mr. Trump committed an impeachable offense. That is not hard to imagine, either.

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Trumpism Is Becoming a Monster Beyond Trump’s Control

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Though a former judge, Moore is more of an outsider. Like Trump, he has shown utter contempt for the rule of law. Moore was notoriously removed from his post as chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court in 2003 after he refused a federal judge’s order to take down a monument of the Ten Commandments that he had installed in the court. He was reinstated to the bench 10 years later, but left when he was suspended without pay for rejecting the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision legalizing same-sex marriage; his position was that humans were not “at liberty to redefine reality.” He has calledIslam a “false religion,” claimed that there is “no such thing as evolution,” and suggested that the September 11 attacks were God’s punishment for America’s sins.

Moore’s main line of attack at the Thursday debate was to connect Strange to the loathed Washington establishment. “Will an elitist Washington establishment with unlimited millions of dollars … in special money be able to control the people of Alabama?” he asked. “I think not.” But Moore didn’t restrict himself to jabbing Strange, stating that Trump has been “redirected” by Washington insiders like Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell from working to fulfill his campaign promises. “President Trump had it right when he ran, he said he was going to get rid of lobbyists,” Moore said. “You don’t get rid of lobbyists in the swamp by sending one to the United States Senate.”

Moore was right in one sense: Trump endorsed Strange under pressure from one of McConnell’s associates, among others. According to The Washington Post, the White House was divided on whether to support Strange, since his loss would put Trump in an embarrassing position. But a series of Republican officials, including Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee, convinced him to go to bat for the man known as “Big Luther,” arguing that if Strange didn’t win it could prompt a wave of retirements by incumbents wary of inciting the wrath of the base.

In a reflection of the GOP’s biggest fears, Sarah Palin and former Trump adviser Sebastian Gorka held a rally for Moore the same night as the debate in Montgomery, enthusiastically hailing him as the candidate that would drain the swamp. “Getting the job of the temporary Senate seat, being handed the job by the politician who’s now gone because corruption, whatever,” Palin said, referring to Bentley’s appointment of Strange. “I don’t know what you guys call it, but up in Alaska we call it quid pro quo, which I think is an old Eskimo term for that which fertilizes the swamp.”

She went on to call Strange “Mitch McConnell’s guy,” stressing that it was Moore who was better aligned with Trump’s agenda, including banning transgender individuals from the military and building the wall on the Mexican border. “[Moore] was deplorable before being deplorable was cool,” she said. Gorka said, “Tuesday is November 8 all over again: The voters can choose corruption or choose America.”

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What We Know—and Don’t Know—About Facebook, Trump, and Russia

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Facebook is now enmeshed in several investigations into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. Last week, the company agreed to give Congress 3,000 political ads linked to Russian actors that it sold and ran during the 2016 election cycle; it previously had handed that information to special investigator Robert Mueller. But the details of how the social-networking giant found itself at the center of all of this, and, crucially, what that could mean for President Trump, can easily get lost amid competing headlines around healthcare, hurricanes, and a steadily escalating nuclear standoff with North Korea.

To help, we’re here to walk you through everything we know—and don’t know—about Facebook’s role in the 2016 election, and the subsequent investigations. We’ll update this list of questions and answers as we learn more.

What did Facebook give Mueller?

In early September, Facebook said it had identified $150,000 of political ads purchased by fake accounts linked to Russia. It attributed about $100,000 of the total, or 3,000 ads, to 470 accounts related to a Russian propaganda group called Internet Research Agency. It found another 2,000 ads worth $50,000 by searching for ads purchased through US internet addresses whose accounts were set to the Russian language. The ads touched on hot-button social issues such as immigration and LGBT rights and, according to a report from The Washington Post, included content aimed at stoking racial resentment against blacks and Muslims. About 25 percent of the ads geographically targeted certain regions of the United States. The majority of these ads ran in 2015.

After suspending the accounts and writing a vague blog post on the subject, Facebook remained largely silent about what the ads contained, who they reached, or how they were discovered. But on Sept. 21, Facebook confirmed it had shared the the ads with Mueller’s team and would do the same with Congressional investigators. Facebook has not yet agreed to meet with Congress for further questioning.

How did Facebook find these ads?

The only detail Facebook has shared publicly is that it looked for American IP addresses set to the Russian language, then “fanned out,” from there, as the Facebook spokesperson put it. That makes it impossible to know whether Facebook has identified all suspect ads, or just those the Russians were laziest about hiding. The Facebook spokesperson declined to comment on whether Mueller’s team has access to the company’s investigative process.

It’s likely, however, that Facebook’s search has not covered everything. On Sept. 21, during a Facebook Live address, CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted as much, saying, “We may find more, and if we do, we will continue to work with the government.” We know, for instance, that Internet Research Agency, the propaganda group, has officially shut down. But similar firms, including one called Glavset, operate with the same people at the same addresses. The Facebook spokesperson would not discuss whether its investigation would have caught these other shell companies.

What changes did Zuckerberg announce, and will they make a difference?

During his Facebook Live, Zuckerberg outlined how the company plans to overhaul its election-integrity processes. For starters, it will require political advertisers to disclose–on the ads—who paid for the ad. It will also require political advertisers to publicly catalog all of the variations of ads that they target to different Facebook audiences. The goal here is to make it easier for the public to see when politicians send different messages to different groups of people. President Trump has been criticized for using so-called “dark posts” to send messages about the border wall to core supporters that conflict with his more public statements. That kind of targeted advertising is par for the course in the internet age, but now, Facebook says it will ensure that when it’s used in politics, the public has more visibility into those messages. Facebook also said it would add 250 people to its election-integrity team to more thoroughly vet who’s buying political ads.

And yet, the question remains: What constitutes a political ad? Are campaigns and Super PACs the only ones subject to this disclosure on Facebook? Or will anyone who wants to advertise about a political issue be subject to the same scrutiny? And what about fake news publishers that pay to boost their own articles? Facebook isn’t providing much detail about how it will implement its plan, but answers to those questions are critical to understanding how effective this self-regulation will be.

Could Russians have placed other ads that Facebook hasn’t yet identified?

Absolutely. In the case of the $150,000 in ads, one digital breadcrumb led to the next, until Facebook uncovered a cohesive effort by the Internet Research Agency to spread misleading information to American voters. It’s easier to spot such a coordinated campaign than it is to find every ally of Vladimir Putin who might have spent a few thousand dollars to give a fake news story some extra exposure. Facebook sold $27 billion in ads in 2016. Combing through that pile of cash for signs of Russian dirty work is a tremendously complex, if not impossible, task.

Is there anything the government can do about this?

Facebook has never been particularly welcoming of government intervention. In 2011, it asked the Federal Election Commission to exempt it from rules requiring political advertisers to disclose in an ad who paid for that ad. Facebook argued its ads should be regulated as “small items,” like campaign buttons. The FEC failed to reach a decision on the issue, so Facebook and other platforms have been allowed to host political ads with no disclosures.

Now, some members of Congress are looking to change that. Democratic Senators Mark Warner and Amy Klobuchar are working on a bill that would require those disclosures and also require tech platforms with more than 1 million users to publicly track all “electioneering communication” purchased by anyone spending at least $10,000 on the platform. The FEC defines electioneering communication as ads “that refer to a federal candidate, are targeted to voters and appear within 30 days of a primary or 60 days of a general election.” For now, the term applies only to broadcast ads.

The FEC is also re-opening comments on rules related to online political ads—the same rules the FEC failed to clarify back in 2011. Last week, 20 members of Congress sent a letter to the FEC urging the agency to develop guidelines for platforms like Facebook.

Were these Facebook ads the only way that foreigners tried to influence the 2016 election??

Hardly. Earlier this year, WIRED investigated a wave of fake news sites that emerged in Macedonia last year. The fake news creators wrote phony blogs about Hillary Clinton’s health or the Pope endorsing Trump, and then posted them in key Facebook groups to attract attention. Once the posts drew sufficient traffic, their creators placed Google Ads on their sites to make some extra money. These mostly teenage hoaxsters never needed to touch Facebook’s advertising tools.

Did the Russians use other platforms as well?

Yes. The group Securing Democracy tracks 600 Russia-linked Twitter accounts and analyzes the role they play in promoting certain hashtags. When Twitter meets with Congressional investigators , the use of bots by foreign agents will be central to the conversation. Google, meanwhile, has said it found no evidence of Russians buying ads. But Facebook told WIRED the same thing earlier this summer, before its recent disclosure.

How did the Russians decide which Americans to target with the Facebook ads?

The short answer is we don’t know. There are suspicions that the Russians might have had help from the Trump campaign or its allies. But the Russians may not have needed more than the targeting tools Facebook offers to every advertiser.

Facebook allows any advertiser to upload lists of names or email addresses that it would like to target. In most states, voter files are publicly available for free or for purchase. Advertisers can then design so-called lookalike audiences that have lots in common with the original list. They can target ads based on geography, profession, and interest. Facebook knows the news you read, the posts you like, and what you shop for, along with a million other things about you. The company stitches this information together to make educated guesses about what kind of person you are.

Armed with so much data, a Russian operative would hardly need to call in help. That doesn’t mean they didn’t. It just means we have no evidence so far that they did.

What kind of evidence would there be?

One way to find out if the Trump campaign helped Internet Research Agency would be to compare the targeting criteria the campaign used on Facebook to the targeting criteria the Russian propagandists used. If both groups targeted the same audience, that’s worth looking into. Investigators could do the same with any further suspicious accounts Facebook unearths.

What about Cambridge Analytica? Could it have been involved?

Cambridge Analytica was President Trump’s data-mining firm during the 2016 election. The Trump team, led by digital director Brad Parscale, worked with Cambridge, as well as the Republican National Committee, to analyze data about the American electorate to guide decisions about where and how to advertise on television and online. That’s not unusual. Hillary Clinton’s campaign tapped similar analyses from a data-analytics firm called BlueLabs, as well as the Democratic National Committee.

What is unusual about Cambridge Analytica is its backstory. The company, which is an American spinoff of the UK-based firm SCL Elections, is financially backed by billionaire financier Robert Mercer, who spends liberally to advance his fiercely conservative views.

Cambridge has also been accused of amassing data from Facebook users—such as what they like on the site and who their friends are—via silly personality quizzes. (Facebook has since closed this privacy gap.) Cambridge combined those results with data from elsewhere to sort people into categories based on their personality types, so advertisers could send them specially tailored messages. Cambridge calls this approach psychographic targeting, as opposed to demographic targeting.

During the election cycle, some Republican operatives outside the Trump campaign accused the company of overselling its technical wizardry. Now, Cambridge’s approach is viewed by some, including Hillary Clinton, as a form of ugly psychological warfare that was unleashed on the American electorate.

Its parent company, SCL, has been known to use questionable methods in other countries’ elections. In Trinidad, it reportedly staged graffiti to give voters the impression that SCL’s client had the support of Trinidadian youth. And Cambridge is currently being investigated in the UK for the role it may have played in swaying voters to support Brexit. It’s worth noting, though, that the UK has stricter laws around how citizens’ data can be used near elections. The US does not have the same protections.

Is Cambridge involved with these Russian ads on Facebook?

Not as far as we know. While Cambridge helped the Trump campaign target its own advertisements, there’s no evidence so far that Cambridge did the same for any Russians. Whether any connection exists, of course, is a key question both Mueller’s team and Congress will continue to investigate.

In a recent BBC interview, Theresa Hong, the former digital content director for the Trump campaign, said Facebook, Google, and Twitter had offices inside the Trump campaign headquarters during the campaign. Is that normal?

Tech companies regularly assign dedicated staffers to political campaigns that advertise on their platforms. Clinton’s campaign also worked closely with Facebook and other tech companies, if not physically side-by-side.

Still, perhaps the least secretive part of the whole affair is the outsized role digital advertising played in the Trump campaign’s strategy. Shortly after the election, Parscale told WIRED, “Facebook and Twitter were the reason we won this thing. Twitter for Mr. Trump. And Facebook for fundraising.” The Trump campaign ran as many as 50,000 variants of its ads each day on Facebook, tweaking the look and messaging to see which got the most traction. Days after the election, Andrew Bleeker, who ran digital advertising for the Clinton campaign, acknowledged that the Trump team used digital platforms “extremely well.” He said the Trump campaign “spent a higher percentage of their spending on digital than we did.”

Could Facebook have prevented this?

That’s complicated. Obviously, Facebook was bluffing when it told the FEC in 2011 that disclosing who paid for campaign ads right on the ad would be impractical. That’s what Zuckerberg recently announced.

Still, it’s unclear if those steps would have prevented Russia from spreading misinformation on Facebook. For starters, while the ads Internet Research Agency purchased were about election issues, they weren’t explicitly about the 2016 election. It’s not clear those would have been considered election ads under FEC guidelines. And even if they were, the Supreme Court has given nonprofit groups wide latitude to raise money to influence elections both online and offline without revealing their donors. That’s why it’s called dark money.

Senator Warner recently said, “[Facebook] took down 50,000 accounts in France. I find it hard to believe they’ve only been able to identify 470 accounts in America.” What did he mean, and does he have a point?

Yes and no. In April, Facebook disclosed that it suspended 30,000 accounts, not 50,000, that were spreading fake news in France ahead of elections there. It did not explicitly tie those accounts to Russian actors. Instead, it identified those accounts after updating its tools for identifying fake accounts, adding flags on accounts that, for instance, repeatedly post the same content or suddenly produce a spike in activity.

That means the French example is not directly comparable to the election ads purchased by accounts that Facebook connected to Russia. Facebook is not asserting that those 470 accounts represent the totality of fake accounts on the platform. They’re merely the accounts Facebook has so far linked to Russia. That said, Warner’s point is well taken: without more information on how Facebook found those accounts, it’s impossible to know what the company may have missed.

ProPublica recently found that it’s possible to target ads on Facebook to categories of people who identify as “Jew haters” and other anti-Semitic terms. How does that relate to this?

These are distinct issues, but there is some overlap. ProPublica recently reported that it had purchased $30 of ads, targeted at users Facebook thought might be interested in terms like “Jew hater,” “how to burn Jews,” and “why Jews ruin the world.” Facebook’s advertising tool had scraped these terms from users’ profiles and turned them into categories advertisers could target. Those categories comprised a tiny subset of the 2 billion Facebook users, but ProPublica showed that it could assemble such a cohort and send its members targeted ads in 15 minutes. Facebook temporarily changed its ad tool to prevent these user-generated terms from being turned into advertising categories.

The company views this as a separate issue from Russian ads. And yet, both incidents point to a lack of oversight of Facebook’s advertising platform. The reason Russians could easily buy political ads to sway American voters is the same reason anyone can target ads to neo-Nazis: Facebook’s advertising systems are largely automated, and anyone can set up an ad campaign with little human oversight from Facebook.

Last week, Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg issued a statement saying Facebook had restored the ability of advertisers to target user-generated terms, but had taken measures to weed out the bad ones. It’s also adding additional human oversight to the process of selling ads, and is setting up a system through which anyone can report abuses of the ad tool. Something tells us they’re in for an onslaught.

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What’s Next for the Bundestag, Merkel and Germany’s Security Policies? 

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The results of the German federal election this weekend were at once unsurprising and worrisome.

 

They were unsurprising because, as predicted, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), the party of Chancellor Angela Merkel–along with its affiliated party, the Christian Social Union (CSU)–won 32.9 percent of the votes cast. This makes the combination of the two, known as the Christian Democrats, the largest party in the largest ever Bundestag (the new parliament will have 709 seats). The party actually lost seats both proportionally and numerically, and is, in any event, not large enough to take control of the government without forming a coalition. The Social Democrats (SPD) scored their worst numbers in a German general election since 1949, netting only 20.5 percent of the vote. Meanwhile, the Alternative für Deutschland (AfD), a populist right-wing party founded in 2013, garnered 12.6 percent of the vote, making it the third-largest party in the Bundestag and the first extreme right-wing party to have seats in the Bundestag since the Deutsche Partei’s exit in the 1960s. These numbers are surprisingly close to those predicted, but the introduction of the AfD into the Bundestag and the decline of CDU/CSU and SPD popularity signals the increasing strength of an anti-immigrant, nationalist sentiments in Germany.

 

The composition of the coalition will determine the magnitude and nature of the compromises the Christian Democrats will have to make over the next four years. The CDU/CSU has vowed to exclude both the AfD and the extreme left-wing Die Linke from any government it forms, so sudden right- or left-wing radicalization is unlikely. But throwing a post-election curve ball, the center-left SPD has announced that it will not join a coalition with the CDU/CSU. Assuming this holds, it would make the SPD the official opposition party, edging out the AfD in that role. With the SPD in the opposition, the only coalition option that would earn the CDU/CSU and its allied parties more than 50 percent of the Bundestag is known as the “Jamaica” coalition: the CDU/CSU (the black party), the Green Party and the Free Democratic Party (FDP, also known as  the yellow party).

 

Just because the math works doesn’t mean the coalition will. Merkel will spend the next few weeksnegotiating a governing coalition, and the FDP and the Green Party are not obviously ready or willing allies—the three parties having very different assumptions about all sorts of things. Moreover, some politicians from both the FDP and the Green Party have publicly rejected the “Jamaica” option. Despite these hurdles, an alliance isn’t impossible; the CDU, FDP and the Green Party have formed a coalition that currently governs the state of Schleswig-Holstein. At least one publication has predicted that these negotiations could last through Christmas. If Merkel and her potential allies don’t reach an agreement, Merkel may have to settle for a minority government.

 

So what does all this mean for German policy toward Russia, its approach to EU defense and its  relationship with America? As I explained in my previous post, the CDU/CSU may have to compromise in some policy stances in order to cobble together a governing coalition.

The CDU/CSU and the Green Party agree that sanctions against Russia should be maintained until Russia complies with the terms of the Minsk Protocol. The FDP, however, has been more accepting of Russia’s annexation of Crimea. Although unlikely, the CDU/CSU may face some pressure to soften its approach toward Russian sanctions if it wants FDP cooperation. The Green Party, however, is by no means aligned with the CDU/CSU on every issue. The FDP agrees with the CDU/CSU on both military spending and NATO support. The Green Party, by contrast, is against a military buildup. Those concerned about Germany’s alignment with Russia should pay close attention to the push-and-pull of negotiations over the coming weeks.

Insofar as Germany’s relationship with the United States is concerned, it is likely that a coalition of the CDU/CSU, FDP and Green Party would be much friendlier to American interests than a government more influenced by the nationalist AfD or Die Linke. (The latter advocates a deeper relationship with Russia instead of the U.S. and is opposed to U.S. military intervention around the world.) While generally in favor of a closer relationship with the United States, the Green Party recently criticized the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement. The Green Party also disagrees with some U.S. policy stances on human rights and trade. For its part, the FDP favors an expanded trade relationship with the United States. Tensions have escalated between Merkel and the Trump administration in recent months, as evidenced by some of her statements, so a coalition with the FDP and the Green Party may reinforce the new status quo of German-American relations.

 

The significant policy differences between the parties in the potential “Jamaica” coalition is cause for some concern. At the end of the negotiations, whatever government emerges will be hard-won. All the while, the specter of the far-right AfD entering the Bundestag will weigh on those elements of government that oppose extreme nationalism and that seek to preserve stability in Europe.

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Donald Trump Finally Tweets About Puerto Rico: “Broken Infrastructure, Massive Debt” – Deadline

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Donald Trump Finally Tweets About Puerto Rico: “Broken Infrastructure, Massive Debt”
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President Donald Trump took some heat on cable news today for tweeting about the NFL, NBA and “#FakeNews” CNN — but he got even more guff for not tweeting about the terrible situation in Puerto Rico. The U.S. territory was shredded by Hurricane Maria, …
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Trump Hits Puerto Rico For ‘Broken Infrastructure & Massive Debt’

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President claims the island is “doing well” with food, water and medical needs.

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Trump pins blame on McCain as latest GOP health-care bill sinks – Washington Post

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With the latest Republican plan to overhaul the Affordable Care Act collapsing, President Trumpfocused his ire Monday night on Sen. John McCain, distributing a video that showed the ArizonaRepublican on board with the mission in the past. “A few of 
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Hillary Clinton: I’m Not Sure Trump Knows Puerto Ricans Are Americans

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“He doesn’t think that has any political relevance and it’s certainly not personally important,” she added.

What’s True, False And In-Between In The Trump Dossier? – The Daily Caller

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What’s True, False And In-Between In The Trump Dossier?
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The infamous Trump dossier: Democrats say key parts of it have been proved accurate and Republicans claim it has been debunked. But the truth about the salacious document, written last year by former British spy Christopher Steele, lies somewhere in 

US Envoy: Russia’s Proposal to Send Peacekeepers to Ukraine Shows Desire to Negotiate – Voice of America

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US Envoy: Russia’s Proposal to Send Peacekeepers to Ukraine Shows Desire to Negotiate
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Russia’s proposal for United Nations peacekeepers to be sent to Ukraine shows that the Kremlin is interested in negotiating a resolution to the three-year-old conflict, said the United States special envoy for Ukraine Kurt Volker. “I take the point of and more »

Seth Meyers Lays It Out: ‘Our President Is An A**hole’

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The late-night host responds to Trump’s “unhinged” NFL rant.

In the heat of the political battle, objective reality is having a tough run | Peter Lewis 

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When politics is built on shifting factual sands, it’s difficult to erect anything of substance. There’s no easy way to reverse the rise of post-truth in Australia

What passes as political debate in Australia right now feels like it is careering out of control, a mutinous vessel no longer anchored to facts, context or reality.

Politicians argue about the need to burn coal to allow our privatised electricity network to deal with summer heatwaves, ignoring that increased capacity is caused by a climate change they vehemently deny.

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Top Trump confidant: Manafort confirmed that Mueller’s team plans to indict him – Business Insider

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Top Trump confidant: Manafort confirmed that Mueller’s team plans to indict him
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“The notion that [prosecutors] could go to Manafort, for example, and say ‘All right, Manafort, we’ve got you on money laundering, tax evasion, whatever. But if you’ll just tell us that you were colluding with the Russians, and Trump knew everything and more »

Donald Trump’s private words leak out, revealing he’s panicking about his Russia scandal 

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Donald Trump is growing more worried about his Russia scandal by the day. You don’t need to take his public word for it, even though his increasing desperation to create a racial scandal over the past days has given away just how much he wants to generate a distraction from what he knows is coming. That’s nothing compared to what he’s saying about the Russia scandal in private conversations.

On Monday night, Trump had dinner with conservative groups. He “yet again went off on Sessions for recusing himself from Russia probe, per source in the room,” according to Wall Street Journal reporter Rebecca Ballhaus (link). Maybe he realized that his remarks would inevitably leak to the media and maybe he didn’t, but either way, it’s clear what’s dominating his thoughts these days when he’s not in the public eye. It’s also notable that he chose Monday of all days to reveal how concerned he is about the progress of the Russia investigation.

Monday was the day of the vote for the Kurdistan independence referendum in Iraq. This is notable because Trump’s former campaign chair Paul Manafort took a paid gig to try to help the referendum pass, even though the United States is officially against it. There has been scattered reporting that Manafort was considering traveling to Iraq for the vote, which has led to widespread speculation as to whether he took the job as an excuse to flee the country before Special Counsel Robert Mueller can indict and arrest him.

As of late Monday night, no one among the public or the media was certain about whether or not Manafort had indeed tried to leave the country. There’s a good chance Trump knows the answer. He also knows that Mueller may imminently move in on Manafort as a result of his apparent desire to leave the country. No wonder Trump spent Monday night whining privately to his allies about how much Jeff Sessions screwed him by allowing the Special Counsel thing to happen.

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Trump finally responds to Puerto Rico crisis, saying island has ‘massive debt’ 

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President’s belated response to the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria in US territory seems to blame islanders for their own misfortune

It took Donald Trump five full days to respond to the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria on the lives of 3.5 million Americans in Puerto Rico, and when he finally did so his comments on Twitter were so devoid of empathy it threatened to spark a new controversy.

Related: Many Puerto Ricans desperate to return home to island reeling from disaster

Texas & Florida are doing great but Puerto Rico, which was already suffering from broken infrastructure & massive debt, is in deep trouble..

…It’s old electrical grid, which was in terrible shape, was devastated. Much of the Island was destroyed, with billions of dollars….

…owed to Wall Street and the banks which, sadly, must be dealt with. Food, water and medical are top priorities – and doing well. #FEMA

Related: Puerto Rico battered by Hurricane Maria: ‘Devastation – it’s everywhere’

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How Russia’s Election Meddling Became Facebook’s Problem – Bloomberg

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How Russia’s Election Meddling Became Facebook’s Problem
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Facebook Inc. finds itself at the red-hot center of the investigation into Russia’s clandestine involvement in the 2016 U.S. election. The social-media giant said it has so far found $100,000 in advertising spending linked to the Internet Research 
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Michigan Student Kneeling For Over 17 Hours To Protest Racial Injustice

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“We don’t need to depend on our celebrities and athletes to do it. We can do it ourselves.”

Twitter Says It Won’t Suspend Trump Over Threatening Tweet Because It’s ‘Newsworthy’

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Netizens weren’t too pleased with the company’s explanation.

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Why Twitter won’t take down Donald Trump’s tweet which North Korea called a ‘declaration of war’ – CNBC

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Twitter clarified on Monday why it did not take down a tweet by President Donald Trump which threatened North Korea, saying that it was newsworthy. Over the weekend, Trump tweeted that North Korea “won’t be around much longer.” It appeared to amount …
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Estranged husband of Huma Abedin gets 21 months for sexting teen – The News International

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Twitter says Trump’s threat to North Korea was ‘newsworthy’ and will not be taken down 

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Company rejects complaints that US president’s tweet was in violation of its terms of service

Twitter has refused to take down a tweet by Donald Trump threatening North Korea, arguing that the statement by the US president was “newsworthy” and in the public interest.

Trump posted a tweet in response to a speech by North Korea’s Ri Yong-ho at the United Nations on Sunday, indicating that if the foreign minister “echoed” the thoughts of Kim Jong-un, the two men “won’t be around for much longer”. It is the latest in a series of hostile statements between the two countries.

Just heard Foreign Minister of North Korea speak at U.N. If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man, they won’t be around much longer!

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Iran just test-fired a Ballistic Missile capable of reaching Israel.They are also working with North Korea.Not much of an agreement we have!

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Tweeters Tear Into Donald Trump For ‘Blaming’ Puerto Rico Over Maria Devastation

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“THE F*****G GALL.”

Donald Trump – Google News: The Abbie Hoffman of the Right: Donald Trump – New York Times

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It has to be admitted that Donald Trump is doing exactly what he was elected to do. He was not elected to be a legislative president. He never showed any real interest in policy during the campaign. He was elected to be a cultural president. He was 

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The Abbie Hoffman of the Right: Donald Trump – New York Times

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No joke: When Donald Trump hurls insults, North Korea thinks about war – USA TODAY

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No joke: When Donald Trump hurls insults, North Korea thinks about war
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America’s top priority must be to avoid a second Korean war. Yet such a war is closer than ever and appears almost inevitable unless America changes the approach President Trump has been using since he took office. The greatest risk of war with North …
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In ‘One Nation After Trump,’ a Study of the Trends Behind His Rise – New York Times

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In ‘One Nation After Trump,’ a Study of the Trends Behind His Rise
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“One Nation After Trump” devotes considerable space to tackling the unprecedented nature ofTrump’s election and presidency — his vulgarity, racism, authoritarianism, cronyism and reverence for America’s longtime enemies. But the book is particularly …

Trump Ally Stone Denies Russia Collusion – Voice of America

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Trump Ally Stone Denies Russia Collusion
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Political consultant Roger Stone, a longtime associate of U.S. President Donald Trump, said he has “no involvement” in alleged collusion with Russia linked to last year’s presidential election, ahead of his House intelligence committee for testimony and more »

The Latest On Mueller’s Russia Investigation – WVIK

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Special counsel Bob Mueller bears down on Paul Manafort, as the Trump-Russia investigationescalates. We’re on it. From the NFL to North Korea to the UN to … in the NFL. —Tom Ashbrook. Guests. Carol Leonnig, reporter at the Washington Post covering and more »

Clinton email scandal figure gets 21 months in jail for texting teen – SundiataPost (press release) (blog)

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The discovery of the emails led to the then-FBI chief James Comey, reopening the investigationinto Clinton’s emails days before Americans went to the polls to vote. Weiner, a former congressman from New York City, has found himself repeatedly in hot 
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Trump officials sent to Puerto Rico – The Hill

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Trump officials sent to Puerto Rico
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The Trump administration sent two top officials to Puerto Rico on Monday to assess the widespread damage caused by Hurricane Maria, the White House said. Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Brock Long and Homeland Security Adviser …
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What, Exactly, Were Russians Trying to Do With Those Facebook Ads? – The Atlantic

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The Trump campaign paid Facebook $261,685 directly for ads. But those numbers are only lower bounds for the amount of money spent on Facebook because many campaigns pay consultants, who then purchase ads on their behalf. (For example …
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Germany’s tilt to the far-right is about more than the AfD – Southern Poverty Law Center

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Germany’s tilt to the far-right is about more than the AfD
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The AfD, first created in late 2012, has been on the rise since its inception, with a presence in 13 of the 16 state parliaments as of May 2017. In the parliamentary elections in the eastern states of Mecklenburg-West and Saxony-Anhalt, the AfD and more »

Trump’s NFL Attacks Appear To Fuel Huge Facebook Gains For Breitbart And Fox

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Breitbart had the top Facebook post of any major U.S. publisher this weekend.

Mueller isn’t all powerful — We need an election interference commission – The Hill

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Mueller isn’t all powerful — We need an election interference commission
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It seems like every day there is a new disclosure about Russia’s interference in the presidential election (Friday it was the news that 21 States’ voting machines may have been breached). And every day, Americans place their faith in one man: Robert and more »

Masculinity Done Well and Poorly – The Atlantic

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Masculinity Done Well and Poorly
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In a shirtless locker-room interview yesterday, Miami Dolphins safety Michael Thomas was asked about Trump’s “son-of-a-bitch” condemnation of players protesting state violence. Thomas first shot back a smile as if trying to brush it off. Addressing and more »

Donald Trump’s Message To NFL Players: Shut Up And Play

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Remember what the Dixie Chicks went through during the Bush administration?

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North Korea: Trump comments amount to declaration of war – Financial Times – Monday September 25th, 2017 at 4:59 PM

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What You Need To Know About Trump’s New Travel Ban Monday September 25th, 2017 at 4:59 PM Donald Trump 1 Share The new countries it includes are just a way to cover up the fact that the ban still primarily targets Muslims, experts said. North Korea: Trump comments amount to declaration of war – Financial Times Monday … Continue reading “North Korea: Trump comments amount to declaration of war – Financial Times – Monday September 25th, 2017 at 4:59 PM”

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Russian operatives used Facebook ads to exploit divisions over Black Lives Matter and Muslims – Washington Post

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Russian operatives used Facebook ads to exploit divisions over Black Lives Matter and Muslims
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The House and Senate Intelligence committees plan to begin reviewing the Facebook ads in coming weeks as they attempt to untangle the operation and other matters related to Russia’s bid to help elect Trump in 2016. “Their aim was to sow chaos,” said 
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Puerto Rico, a territory of the United States, is drowning in the aftermath of a major hurricane. The Puerto Rican people, who are U.S. citizens, are in desperate need of help from their president. So what is Donald Trump doing about it? He’s urgently speaking up about a matter that is more important to him: a controversial CNN story about his Chief of Staff, John Kelly.

After CNN reported that Kelly had opposed Donald Trump’s decision to attack black NFL football players over their protests, Trump promptly melted down. He tweeted “CNN is #FakeNews. Just reported COS (John Kelly) was opposed to my stance on NFL players disrespecting FLAG, ANTHEM, COUNTRY. Total lie!” But wasn’t enough, so he kept going: “General John Kelly totally agrees w/ my stance on NFL players and the fact that they should not be disrespecting our FLAG or GREAT COUNTRY!” Then he started flat out lying.

Even though NFL television ratings were up this weekend, Trump tweeted that there was “Tremendous backlash against the NFL and its players for disrespect of our Country.” He failed to prove any evidence of this supposed tremendous backlash. Even Trump’s closest allies in the NFL, New England Patriots team owner Robert Kraft, quarterback Tom Brady, and former head coach Rex Ryan, all publicly criticized him for having attacked black football players.

Meanwhile, the situation in Puerto Rico continues to grow worse. Every single person on the island is without electricity. There’s a dam that’s in the process of breaking, worsening the flooding. The people there are begging for federal help, and many Americans in the mainland United States are demanding that help be sent. Hillary Clinton has called for the U.S. Navy to be dispatched to help in Puerto Rico. Mitt Romney has called for additional help. Meanwhile, Donald Trump is tweeting toxic garbage.

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As Hurricane Maria destroyed much of Puerto Rico last week, The Washington Post-ABC News poll was in the field. The poll asked people what they thought of President Trump’s responses to two other hurricanes, and Trump got strong marks: By a 2-to-1 …
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The US violent crime rate jumped last year by the largest amount in a quarter of a century, lending support to warnings by President Donald Trump and attorney-general Jeff Sessions of an epidemic of lawlessness. The annual increase was the second in a row.

The murder rate rose nearly 8 per cent last year and is 20 per cent higher than in 2014, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which on Monday released its annual compilation of national crime statistics.

“The worrying violent crime increase that began in 2015 after many years of decline was not an isolated incident,” the bureau said.

The FBI also adjusted upward its 2015 data, saying that the violent crime rate that year had increased by 3.3 per cent rather than the originally reported 3.1 per cent.

“For the sake of all Americans, we must confront and turn back the rising tide of violent crime . . . and send a strong message to criminals that we will not surrender our communities to lawlessness and violence,” Mr Sessions said.

A crackdown on violent crime has been a centrepiece of Mr Sessions’ rocky tenure as attorney-general. He has rewritten guidance for federal prosecutors, requiring them to charge suspects with the most serious offences and thus secure longer prison terms. He also has backed urban police departments that he says have been “unfairly maligned” for heavy-handed and racially discriminatory policing.

Despite the recent increase, the national rate of violent crime remains near a generational low and is roughly one-half of 1991’s modern peak. Last year, there were 386.3 crimes such as murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault per every 100,000 Americans, up from 373.7 in 2015, but far below the 758.1 rate reported in 1991.

The national murder rate of 5.2 per 100,000 people also is roughly equal to where it stood in 2008. “We’re still nowhere near what these rates were in the 1990s,” said Ames Grawert, a former prosecutor now with the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University.

The rate of property crimes such as burglary, car theft and arson also fell in 2016 for the 15th consecutive year, a fact that the FBI did not highlight. The reason for the continuing decline is not clear, but modern policing tactics, video surveillance and security systems may be combining for better property crime prevention, Mr Grawert suggested.

Two cities — Chicago and Baltimore — accounted for 15 per cent of the two-year murder increase from 2014 to 2016, Jeff Asher, a crime data analyst in New Orleans, said on Twitter. But of the cities that reported 20 or more murders in 2014, 70 per cent saw an increase over the two years, he said.

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Foreign minister Ri Yong-ho says the world should remember that the US ‘first declared war on our country’ as Pyongyang declares that all options are on the table in response. Ri referred specifically to a tweet from Donald Trump saying the North Korean leadership ‘won’t be around much longer’

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North Korea’s foreign minister said that the U.S. had declared war after U.S. warplanes flew along the east coast of North Korea on Saturday in a show of force, the Wall Street Journal reported. Eight U.S. aircraft remained in international airspace as they flew north of the demilitarized zone close to the North Korean shoreline. Speaking at the U.N., Foreign minister Ri Yong Ho said Pyongyang has the right to take countermeasures, “including the right to shoot down U.S. strategic bombers, even if they are not yet inside the air-space border of our country.” President Trump said on Saturday that North Korea’s leaders “would not be around much longer” if they took any action against U.S. forces.

The Trump administration issued new travel restrictions that indefinitely ban most citizens of seven countries from visiting the United States, the Washington Post reported. The order includes nearly all the countries covered by the original travel ban and adds North Korea, Chad, and Venezuela to the list of Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, and Somalia. Sudan, which was among the countries affected by Executive Order 13780, was not included in the proclamation. The new order restricts travel by country, based on compliance with Department of Homeland Security standards. Its travel sanctions range widely: The order only imposes narrow restrictions on government officials in Venezuela, while banning nearly all travel from Syria and North Korea, according to the New York Times. While the original travel ban, which was a temporary measure, expired on Sunday, the new measure has no end date. It will take effect on October 18.

President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner used a private email account for White House business on numerous occasions, Politico reported. Kushner and his wife Ivanka Trump set up a private email server before starting work at the White House in January. He used the account for convenience — often while traveling. Kushner’s lawyer acknowledged the emails in a statement on Sunday, saying Kushner had sent or received fewer than 100 work-related emails using the account.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term in parliamentary elections on Sunday, the Times reported. Merkel’s center-right Christian Democrats took a plurality of votes as the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party came in third place. AfD nearly tripled its vote total from the previous election and will be the first far-right party to enter the Bundestag since 1961. Merkel will have to form a new coalition with smaller parties because her previous coalition partner, the Social Democrats, announced they would join the opposition.

Iraqi Kurdistan votes today in an independence referendum that regional powers strongly oppose, the BBC reported. Voters are expected to choose independence, despite declarations from Iraq’s government that the referendum is unconstitutional and illegitimate. While the  plebiscite is non-binding, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), which administers the semi-autonomous region, intends to use it as leverage in negotiations with Baghdad. On Saturday, Iran blocked flights to Iraqi Kurdistan as it conducted military exercises on the border, the Post reported. On Sunday, Iraq’s prime minister issued an order in advance of the vote saying that the KRG should transfer control of all airports and border crossings to Baghdad and transfer responsibility for all financial transactions, including oil sales, to the central government. The KRG did not respond to the order.

U.S.-backed forces in eastern Syria captured a strategically-located gas plant from the Islamic State,the Journal reported. The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) seized the Conoco gas plant, which was a major source of revenue for the Islamic State and is now a source of funding for the various rebel groups and militias fighting in Deir al-Zour province. The SDF said that Russian warplanes struck their positions near the gas plant last week, days after a Russian strike hit SDF lines near the city of Deir al-Zour, according to Reuters. In northwestern Syria, Russia and the Syrian regime escalated their strikes on rebel positions in Idlib and Hama provinces in response to a jihadist offensive, Reuters also reported. The bombing campaigns disrupted the tentative ceasefire that had brought a measure of peace to heavily-populated civilian areas in the area.

The U.S. military said it carried out airstrikes against an Islamic State training camp in Libya that killed 17 fighters, the Times reported. The six strikes against a training camp south of the city of Sirte were the first American bombings in Libya since January. Last year, an extensive U.S. air campaign helped drive the Islamic State out of Sirte. Currently, the Pentagon estimates that a few hundred fighters remain in Libya’s deserts, where they take advantage of the political chaos in Tripoli to smuggle weapons and personnel in and out of the country. On Wednesday, the U.N. envoy to Libya said he would attempt to renegotiate a power sharing accord between the government and the armed factions that control large swaths of the country.

A roadside bomb killed three U.N. peacekeepers in northern Mali, the Times reported. The peacekeeping mission has suffered high casualties since its establishment in 2013. It is tasked with securing northern Mali after an armed rebellion by local ethnic Tuareg militias and Islamist groups took control of that region in 2012. The U.N. has 12,000 uniformed personnel in Mali and has suffered 133 casualties since 2013. At the U.N., Mali’s president highlighted a new counterterrorism force for region; it will be composed of troops from Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali Mauritania, and Niger.

Iran tested an intermediate range ballistic missile on Saturday after unveiling it in defiance of U.S. condemnation, the Journal reported. Iranian media said the Khoramshahr missile is capable of traveling more than 2,000 kilometers. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Friday that he would not “ask anybody’s permission” to defend his country after President Trump criticized Iran’s missile program and the Iran nuclear deal.

 

ICYMI: This weekend, on Lawfare

Vanessa Sauter posted the Lawfare Podcast, featuring audio from a lecture by Stephan Haggard on the North Korean nuclear and missile programs.

Shannon Togawa Mercer previewed the result of the German election and its implications for transatlantic relations.

Colin Clarke argued that one of the best ways to identify and disrupt returning foreign fighters from the Islamic State is focusing on their criminal activities and networks.

Matthew Kahn posted the White House’s new immigration proclamation and associated documents.

 

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CNN International NSA reveals 100000 foreign nationals under surveillance CNN International President Donald Trump has repeatedly doubted claims that Russia interfered in the election and raised questions about the use of a surveillance …

» At Least 6 White House Advisers Used Private Email Accounts – New York Times
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Politico At Least 6 White House Advisers Used Private Email Accounts New York Times WASHINGTON — At least six of President Trump’s closest advisers occasionally used private email addresses to discuss White House matters, current and for…

» We would impeach Trump at our peril – Washington Post
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Washington Post We would impeach Trump at our peril Washington Post Forgive me for starting with a cliche: Beware of what you wish for. I apply it today to the impeachment of President Trump , which is as fervently desired by liberals as…

» Use of personal devices widespread in Trump’s West Wing – Politico
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Politico Use of personal devices widespread in Trump’s West Wing Politico A number of top aides, including Ivanka Trump , the president’s daughter, and Gary Cohn, Trump’s top economic adviser, have also maintained private email accounts …

» Sure looks like Trump rage-tweeted at Iran over a fake missile launch – VICE News
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VICE News Sure looks like Trump rage-tweeted at Iran over a fake missile launch VICE News McCain, one of the so-called “Gang of Eight” who passed bipartisan immigration reform in the Senate in 2013, told The New Yorker that then- candida…

» Twitter releases statement confirming it’ll never ban Donald Trump – AV Club
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AV Club Twitter releases statement confirming it’ll never ban Donald Trump AV Club It’s just a matter of time before Donald Trump says something on Twitter that gets all of us killed—and it looks like it’ll happen sooner rather than late…

» European Diplomats Speak Out Against Trump’s Opposition to Iran Deal – New York Times
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New York Times European Diplomats Speak Out Against Trump’s Opposition to Iran Deal New York Times WASHINGTON — After months of quietly urging the Trump administration to preserve the Iran nuclear deal, European diplomats have begun an a…

» How Russia’s Election Meddling Became Facebook’s Problem – Bloomberg
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Bloomberg How Russia’s Election Meddling Became Facebook’s Problem Bloomberg Facebook Inc. finds itself at the red-hot center of the investigation into Russia’s clandestine involvement in the 2016 U.S. election . The social-media giant s…

» North Korea bolsters defenses after flight by US bombers, rhetoric escalates – Reuters
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Reuters North Korea bolsters defenses after flight by US bombers, rhetoric escalates Reuters White House National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster defended Trump’s rhetoric and said on Monday he agreed that the risk was that Kim might fail…

» Hillary Clinton Condemns Jared Kushner’s Private Email Server As Wildly Hypocritical – Bustle
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Bustle Hillary Clinton Condemns Jared Kushner’s Private Email Server As Wildly Hypocritical Bustle Hillary Clinton Condemns Jared Kushner’s Private Email Server As Wildly Hypocritical … During the 2016 presidential campaign, a go -to t…

» Roger Stone may be prepping an insanity defense
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Roger Stone is now just hours away from testifying before the House Intelligence Committee about his role in the Donald Trump campaign’s election collusion with the Russian government. His preparation? Staying up past midnight gett…

» Michigan Student Kneeling For Over 17 Hours To Protest Racial Injustice
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“We don’t need to depend on our celebrities and athletes to do it. We can do it ourselves.”

» Alabama’s Senate run-off decides the future of Trumpism – The University of Alabama Crimson White
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Newsweek New York Times Alabama’s Senate run-off decides the future of Trumpism The University of Alabama Crimson White With the constant shifting of loyalties and landscape in the Senate, each race has the potential to mean the differen…

» Police union blasts handling of Utah nurse arrest probe – KUTV 2News
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KUTV 2News Police union blasts handling of Utah nurse arrest probe KUTV 2News Salt Lake Police Association president Stephen Hartney also said in a letter that public statements from the mayor and police chief may have “corrupted” the in…

» All LDS missionaries to leave devastated Puerto Rico – KUTV 2News
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All LDS missionaries to leave devastated Puerto Rico KUTV 2News But they say the mission president from the Redlands mission has already contacted them and assured them that Matt Degn will be taken care of when he arrives. “They are…

» GOROK | Shush! It’s Election Season in Russia. – Cornell University The Cornell Daily Sun
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Cornell University The Cornell Daily Sun GOROK | Shush! It’s Election Season in Russia. Cornell University The Cornell Daily Sun In Chechnya and couple other problematic regions, 99.9 percent of the eligible voters show up to the polls l…

» Trump is right to say the NFL’s leadership is an embarrassment, Dobbs says – Fox Business
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CNN Trump is right to say the NFL’s leadership is an embarrassment, Dobbs says Fox Business The president is right to say the NFL’s leadership is an embarrassment and a disgrace, throwing the keys to their brand and their sport to player…

» Protest and patriotism: a visit to the original star-spangled banner
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At the Smithsonian, Americans reflect on the battered flag that inspired the anthem – in the spotlight once again as the president rails against NFL protesters It is two centuries old, spans 30ft by 34ft and has suffered the effects of a…

» Remember this about Donald Trump. He knows the depths of American bigotry | Gary Younge
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Though the US president is under attack over the NFL players’ protest, he has a loyal base, and understands how to fuel their prejudices Two Sundays ago, after a night of tense confrontations, police in St Louis trooped through the city …

» Twitter Says It Won’t Suspend Trump Over Threatening Tweet Because It’s ‘Newsworthy’
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Netizens weren’t too pleased with the company’s explanation.

» Sino-Russian alliance creating a ‘Eurasian fortress’ – Asia Times
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Asia Times Sino- Russian alliance creating a ‘Eurasian fortress’ Asia Times While Russian society fell into an abyss of chaos and crisis, the West continued its encroachment into Eastern Europe , incorporating swaths of Russia’s former s…

» Why Twitter won’t take down Donald Trump’s tweet which North Korea called a ‘declaration of war’ – CNBC
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CNBC Why Twitter won’t take down Donald Trump’s tweet which North Korea called a ‘declaration of war’ CNBC Twitter clarified on Monday why it did not take down a tweet by President Donald Trump which threatened North Korea, saying that i…

» Estranged husband of Huma Abedin gets 21 months for sexting teen – The News International
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Premium Times The News Estranged husband of Huma Abedin gets 21 months for sexting teen The News International Weiner, whose wife Huma Abedin is divorcing him, found himself in the eye of a major political storm last October when then FB…

» Muslim surgeon who treated Manchester bomb victims is stabbed in ‘hate crime’ – Express.co.uk
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Express.co.uk Muslim surgeon who treated Manchester bomb victims is stabbed in ‘hate crime ‘ Express.co.uk Muslim surgeon who treated Manchester bomb victims is stabbed in ‘hate crime ‘. A HOSPITAL consultant who treated Manchester terro…

» A Russian love story about Nicholas II and a ballerina leads to death threats – Washington Post
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Washington Post A Russian love story about Nicholas II and a ballerina leads to death threats Washington Post “Honestly, we already ban things too often in the name of the church,” Tikhon told an audience at the Russian Military Historic…

» Twitter says Trump’s threat to North Korea was ‘newsworthy’ and will not be taken down
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Company rejects complaints that US president’s tweet was in violation of its terms of service Twitter has refused to take down a tweet by Donald Trump threatening North Korea, arguing that the statement by the US president was “newsworth…

» Tweeters Tear Into Donald Trump For ‘Blaming’ Puerto Rico Over Maria Devastation
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“THE F*****G GALL.”

» Donald Trump – Google News: The Abbie Hoffman of the Right: Donald Trump – New York Times
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New York Times The Abbie Hoffman of the Right: Donald Trump New York Times It has to be admitted that Donald Trump is doing exactly what he was elected to do. He was not elected to be a legislative president. He never showed any real int…

» The Abbie Hoffman of the Right: Donald Trump – New York Times
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New York Times The Abbie Hoffman of the Right: Donald Trump New York Times It has to be admitted that Donald Trump is doing exactly what he was elected to do. He was not elected to be a legislative president. He never showed any real int…

» No joke: When Donald Trump hurls insults, North Korea thinks about war – USA TODAY
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USA TODAY No joke: When Donald Trump hurls insults, North Korea thinks about war USA TODAY America’s top priority must be to avoid a second Korean war. Yet such a war is closer than ever and appears almost inevitable unless America chang…

» Weiner gets prison for texting girl – Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
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Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Weiner gets prison for texting girl Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Weiner’s habit led him to resign his House seat in 2011, doomed his 2013 run for mayor, and rocked Clinton’s 2016 presidential ca…

» Lindsey Graham Fights Back Tears Defending John McCain From Trump’s Attacks
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“He can do whatever damn he wants to. He’s earned that right.”

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» Trump officials sent to Puerto Rico – The Hill
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CBC.ca Trump officials sent to Puerto Rico The Hill The Trump administration sent two top officials to Puerto Rico on Monday to assess the widespread damage caused by Hurricane Maria, the White House said. Federal Emergency Management Ag…

» House Intel Committee To Hold Hearing Amid Tense Standoff Over Trump Dossier – The Daily Caller
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The Hill House Intel Committee To Hold Hearing Amid Tense Standoff Over Trump Dossier The Daily Caller The FBI has reportedly used the document as part of the basis of its investigation into possible collusion between the Russian governm…

» Anthony Weiner Convicted For Sexting Teen, Will Serve 21 Months in Prison – Paste Magazine
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Paste Magazine Anthony Weiner Convicted For Sexting Teen, Will Serve 21 Months in Prison Paste Magazine Anthony Weiner, a man who has been a politician, a documentary subject and a continual punchline for late-night comedians, is now als…

» What, Exactly, Were Russians Trying to Do With Those Facebook Ads? – The Atlantic
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The Atlantic What, Exactly, Were Russians Trying to Do With Those Facebook Ads? The Atlantic The Trump campaign paid Facebook $261,685 directly for ads. But those numbers are only lower bounds for the amount of money spent on Facebook be…

» Germany’s tilt to the far-right is about more than the AfD – Southern Poverty Law Center
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Southern Poverty Law Center Germany’s tilt to the far-right is about more than the AfD Southern Poverty Law Center The AfD, first created in late 2012, has been on the rise since its inception, with a presence in 13 of the 16 state parli…

» Trump’s NFL Attacks Appear To Fuel Huge Facebook Gains For Breitbart And Fox
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Breitbart had the top Facebook post of any major U.S. publisher this weekend.

» Mueller isn’t all powerful — We need an election interference commission – The Hill
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The Hill Mueller isn’t all powerful — We need an election interference commission The Hill It seems like every day there is a new disclosure about Russia’s interference in the presidential election (Friday it was the news that 21 States’…

» Masculinity Done Well and Poorly – The Atlantic
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The Atlantic Masculinity Done Well and Poorly The Atlantic In a shirtless locker-room interview yesterday, Miami Dolphins safety Michael Thomas was asked about Trump’s “son-of-a-bitch” condemnation of players protesting state violence. T…

» Donald Trump’s Message To NFL Players: Shut Up And Play
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Remember what the Dixie Chicks went through during the Bush administration?

» North Korea: Trump comments amount to declaration of war – Financial Times – Monday September 25th, 2017 at 4:59 PM
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What You Need To Know About Trump’s New Travel Ban Monday September 25th, 2017 at 4:59 PM Donald Trump 1 Share The new countries it includes are just a way to cover up the fact that the ban still primarily targets Muslims, experts …

» Russian operatives used Facebook ads to exploit divisions over Black Lives Matter and Muslims – Washington Post
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Washington Post Russian operatives used Facebook ads to exploit divisions over Black Lives Matter and Muslims Washington Post The House and Senate Intelligence committees plan to begin reviewing the Facebook ads in coming weeks as they a…

» » What You Need To Know About Trump’s New Travel Ban 25/09/17 16:59 from Saved Stories – None The new countries it includes are just a way to cover up the fact that the ban still primarily targets Muslims, experts said.
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» What You Need To Know About Trump’s New Travel Ban 25/09/17 16:59 from Saved Stories – None The new countries it includes are just a way to cover up the fact that the ban still primarily targets Muslims, experts said. » Nor…

» Book Review: Securing the Insecure States in Britain and Europe – Sri Lanka Guardian
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Sri Lanka Guardian Book Review: Securing the Insecure States in Britain and Europe Sri Lanka Guardian During the last two decades, he argues that EU intelligence experienced numerous challenges within the political and bureaucratic circl…

» It’s Not Just Comey: Nixon’s ‘October Surprise’ Details Revealed – Bloomberg
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Bloomberg It’s Not Just Comey : Nixon’s ‘October Surprise’ Details Revealed Bloomberg Former FBI Director James Comey’s decision to reopen the Hillary Clinton email review in 2016 is the most famous example of a pre-election “October Sur…

» Golden Goliath: Mugabe, Kim, and Other World Leaders as Psychiatrists for Donald Trump – Black Star News
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Golden Goliath: Mugabe, Kim, and Other World Leaders as Psychiatrists for Donald Trump Black Star News Trump the Diplomat: President Trump tried to say something nice to Black people last week. At a luncheon of African leaders, Trump sai…

» Psychologically profiling North Korea’s Kim Jong Un – Stuff.co.nz
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Stuff.co.nz Psychologically profiling North Korea’s Kim Jong Un Stuff.co.nz A psychological profile of Un, conducted by the United States Central Intelligence Agency, makes the dictator sound like an unpredictable teenager. … The descr…

» The Latest Wave Of NFL Protests Is Likely To Be Unpopular. That Shouldn’t Be A Surprise.
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But, as polls show, opinions are more complicated than they might seem at first glance.

» House Republican demands details on Trump aides’ use of private email – Politico
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Politico House Republican demands details on Trump aides’ use of private email Politico Congressional Republicans grilled Clinton for using a personal email server while leading the State Department, investigating well into the 2016 pres…

» Donald Trump craps himself over controversial story about John Kelly, but stays silent about Puerto Rico crisis
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Puerto Rico, a territory of the United States, is drowning in the aftermath of a major hurricane. The Puerto Rican people, who are U.S. citizens, are in desperate need of help from their president. So what is Donald Trump doing about it?…

» Why Puerto Rico could be a Trump blind spot – Washington Post
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Washington Post Why Puerto Rico could be a Trump blind spot Washington Post As Hurricane Maria destroyed much of Puerto Rico last week, The Washington Post-ABC News poll was in the field. The poll asked people what they thought of Presid…

» roger stone – Google News: Roger Stone Threatens Lawmakers Ahead of House Testimony: I’ll Shove Their Words “Down Their Throats” – Newsweek
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Newsweek Roger Stone Threatens Lawmakers Ahead of House Testimony: I’ll Shove Their Words “Down Their Throats” Newsweek Roger Stone has his plan—and his outfit—all laid out for when he appears before congressional lawmakers on …

» Anthony Weiner In Prison: What Can He Expect? – Patch.com
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Patch.com Anthony Weiner In Prison: What Can He Expect? Patch.com ” Anthony Weiner , a former Congressman and candidate for Mayor, asked a girl who he knew to be 15 years old to display her naked body and engage in sexually explicit…

» What You Need To Know About Trump’s New Travel Ban
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The new countries it includes are just a way to cover up the fact that the ban still primarily targets Muslims, experts said.

» North Korea: Trump comments amount to declaration of war – Financial Times
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Fortune Hindustan Times North Korea: Trump comments amount to declaration of war Financial Times North Korea’s foreign minister said on Monday that Donald Trump’s comments over the weekend amounted to a declaration of war, according to m…

» Anthony Weiner Weeps at Sentencing: ‘I Have a Disease, But I Have No Excuse’ – Daily Beast
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Daily Beast Anthony Weiner Weeps at Sentencing: ‘I Have a Disease, But I Have No Excuse’ Daily Beast Anthony Weiner wept in court on Monday, as he was sentenced to 21 months in prison. “I have a disease, but I have no excuse,” he cried. …

» MSNBC Leaves Out Tennessee Shooter’s Nationality – The Daily Caller
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MSNBC Leaves Out Tennessee Shooter’s Nationality The Daily Caller 25-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson is originally from Khartoum, Sudan and legally immigrated to the United States in the 1990s. Samson … Interestingly, the newest iterati…

» North Korea Escalates Rhetoric Against Trump
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“The whole world should clearly remember it was the U.S. who first declared war on our country,” the country’s foreign minister said.

» Trump and Trumpcare drag down the GOP – Washington Post
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Washington Post Trump and Trumpcare drag down the GOP Washington Post President Trump’s full impact on the fortunes of the Republican Party will get tested in the GOP midterms in 2018. Judging by his impact so far, however, he has been t…

» NFL television ratings are in, and Donald Trump’s call for a boycott has backfired
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Donald Trump couldn’t get the NFL team owners to bend to his will on racial protests, so he tried to punish them by calling for an outright boycott of this weekend’s pro football games. This prompted several of those owners t…

» News Roundup for September 25, 2017
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Let’s start the week of with a heavy dose of reality. 1. Jared Kushner has been using a private email account to conduct

» Kushner pulled a Clinton – VICE News
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VICE News Kushner pulled a Clinton VICE News As of September 2017, Clinton has not been locked up: the FBI said last November that Clinton should not face criminal charges for her email practices. And Trump continues to attack former FBI…

» The Hill’s 12:30 Report – The Hill
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The Hill’s 12:30 Report The Hill TRUMP ON THE NFL THIS A.M. — IF YOU HAD ASKED ME FRIDAY WHAT THE STORY OF THE MORNING WOULD BE, THIS WOULDN’T HAVE MADE MY TOP 50: President Trump this morning said that fans who booed NFL players who re…

» Steve Bannon tried to plant a mole inside Facebook to help rig the election for Donald Trump
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Steve Bannon may be out of a job, but he’s not done being at the center of controversy. In fact, Donald Trump’s former campaign CEO and former White House Chief Strategist has just been caught having tried to install one of h…

» US violent crime jumps by most in 25 years
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Attorney-general Jeff Sessions says FBI figures justify tougher stance

» While Trump Tweeted About Sports All Weekend, Puerto Rico Dealt With ‘Apocalyptic’ Hurricane Damage – HuffPost
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HuffPost While Trump Tweeted About Sports All Weekend, Puerto Rico Dealt With ‘Apocalyptic’ Hurricane Damage HuffPost That afternoon, Trump started a tirade against athletes kneeling or sitting during the national anthem, a protest start…

» Do Flynn’s nuclear dealings top Manafort’s Kurdish referendum? – Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
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Do Flynn’s nuclear dealings top Manafort’s Kurdish referendum? Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists But Manafort’s dealings are overshadowed by breaking news in the Wall Street Journal that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn did…

» Anthony Weiner sentenced to 21 months in prison – AV Club
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AV Club Anthony Weiner sentenced to 21 months in prison AV Club If you agree with Hillary Clinton’s argument that James Comey’s stupid decision to reopen the investigation into her private email server just days before the 2016 election …

» John Oliver on Trump v the NFL: ‘Something is horribly wrong’
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On Last Week Tonight, John Oliver addressed the president’s feud with the NFL and looked at the implications of corporate consolidation On Last Week Tonight, John Oliver turned his attention to Donald Trump’s feud with NFL players who ch…

» What It Really Means When Black People Who Protest Are Called ‘Ungrateful’
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To be black and to be conscious and to have a voice flies in the face of white supremacy.

» What’s really driving Trump in his NFL feud? – BBC News
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BBC News What’s really driving Trump in his NFL feud? BBC News President Donald Trump’s swipes at the National Football League players’ protests were nestled in the middle of a nearly hour-and-half-long speech at a rally in Alabama. The …

» North Korea accuses Trump of making declaration of war
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Foreign minister warns Pyongyang has right to shoot down US bombers

» The Russia Investigation: What’s New – The Moscow Times
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The Moscow Times The Russia Investigation : What’s New The Moscow Times A U.S. Congressional investigation into Russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential election may go beyond Facebook, a member of the committee and the top Democrat…

» North Korea accuses US of declaring war – video
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Foreign minister Ri Yong-ho says the world should remember that the US ‘first declared war on our country’ as Pyongyang declares that all options are on the table in response. Ri referred specifically to a tweet from Donald Trump saying …

» Today’s Headlines and Commentary
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North Korea’s foreign minister said that the U.S. had declared war after U.S. warplanes flew along the east coast of North Korea on Saturday in a show of force, the Wall Street Journal reported . Eight U.S. aircraft remained in internati…

» Manafort’s Russia connection: What you need to know about Oleg Deripaska – MyAJC
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MyAJC Manafort’s Russia connection: What you need to know about Oleg Deripaska MyAJC As my Washington Post colleagues reported last week, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort allegedly offered to provide Deripaska, 49, with perso…

» Congress prepares to drop the subpoena hammer on Donald Trump
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Here’s how you know the investigations into Donald Trump’s scandals are reaching a point where he’s afraid of what’s going to happen to him: he and his White House are now outright refusing to cooperate with the r…

» The Cipher Brief In Partnership With CBS News Presents A New Podcast Hosted By Former Acting CIA Director … – Markets Insider
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The Cipher Brief In Partnership With CBS News Presents A New Podcast Hosted By Former Acting CIA Director … Markets Insider 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The Cipher Brief, in partnership with CBS News, presents a new weekly podcast series, …

» This is what dictatorship looks like
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Let’s be clear here: this is what a dictatorship looks like. The President of the United States of America is advocating retribution against those who peacefully protest their government. That it is hypocritical of Donald Trump ) a…

» ‘Rock bottom’: Weiner gets 21 months in prison for sexting – WRAL.com
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WRAL.com ‘Rock bottom’: Weiner gets 21 months in prison for sexting WRAL.com Weiner’s habit led him to resign his House seat in 2011, doomed his 2013 run for mayor, and rocked Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign during the closing days …

» A Divider, Not a Uniter, Trump Widens the Breach – New York Times
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New York Times A Divider, Not a Uniter, Trump Widens the Breach New York Times In his brief career as president and a candidate for president, Mr. Trump has attacked virtually every major institution in American life: Congress, the court…

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FBI Severely Underreported How Many Times It Authorized Informants to Break the Law – Gizmodo Tuesday September 19th, 2017 at 1:46 PM Fbi – Google News 1 Share Gizmodo FBI Severely Underreported How Many Times It Authorized Informants to…

» mikenov on Twitter: Violent crime increased in 2016 for a second consecutive year, FBI says – Washington Post Monday September 25th fbinewsreview.org/2017/09/25/vio…
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Violent crime increased in 2016 for a second consecutive year, FBI says – Washington Post Monday September 25th fbinewsreview.org/2017/09/25/vio… Posted by mikenov on Monday, September 25th, 2017 7:05pm mikenov on Twitter

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Violent crime increased in 2016 for a second consecutive year, FBI says – Washington Post Monday September 25th Violent crime increased in 2016 for a second consecutive year, FBI says – Washington Post Monday September 25th, 2017 at 3:01…

» Violent crime increased in 2016 for a second consecutive year, FBI says – Washington Post
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Washington Post Violent crime increased in 2016 for a second consecutive year, FBI says Washington Post Violent crime increased in the United States for a second consecutive year in 2016, remaining near historically low levels but pushed…

» Merkel tries to build coalition after vote that puts far right in parliament
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Source: Merkel tries to build coalition after vote that puts far right in parliament

» The Only Way to Defend Against Russia’s Information War – The New York Times
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Source: The Only Way to Defend Against Russia’s Information War – The New York Times

» Police: FBI Data Show Crime, Murder Rates Still at Historic Lows – Daily Beast
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Police: FBI Data Show Crime, Murder Rates Still at Historic Lows Daily Beast New FBI Uniform Crime Report statistics out Monday show that crime and murder rates remain at historically low numbers. The report, which analyzed crime rates f…

» Violent Crime in U.S. Rises for Second Consecutive Year – The New York Times
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Source: Violent Crime in U.S. Rises for Second Consecutive Year – The New York Times

» Anthony Weiner Gets 21 Months in Prison for Sexting With Teenager – New York Times
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New York Times Anthony Weiner Gets 21 Months in Prison for Sexting With Teenager New York Times It was during that investigation that the F.B.I. discovered on Mr. Weiner’s laptop a trove of emails belonging to Ms. Abedin, which led to an…

» Anthony Weiner sentenced to 21 months in federal prison – Washington Post
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Washington Post Anthony Weiner sentenced to 21 months in federal prison Washington Post It was federal authorities’ investigation of Weiner that led them to emails of his wife, top Clinton aide Huma Abedin, and the discovery of those ema…

» Who is Anthony Weiner? – MyStatesman.com
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MyStatesman.com Who is Anthony Weiner? MyStatesman.com FBI director James B . Comey informed members of Congress on Friday via a letter that emails had surfaced in a case that “appear to be pertinent to the investigation” of Clinton’s us…

» Russia Investigation: Why is Mueller Moving in on Manafort? – Newsweek
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Newsweek Russia Investigation: Why is Mueller Moving in on Manafort? Newsweek But in fact, this new piece of information actually can help connect the counterintelligence and criminal investigations that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is…

» What Is Mueller Looking for in the Facebook Russia Ads? – Newsweek
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Newsweek What Is Mueller Looking for in the Facebook Russia Ads? Newsweek The Wall Street Journal and CNN recently reported that Facebook provided data about Russian advertising purchases made in the run-up to the 2016 election to Specia…

» 1:49 PM 9/19/2017 – FBI Severely Underreported How Many Times It Authorized Informants to Break the Law
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» 7:57 AM 9/19/2017 – FBI – Current News and Selected Articles Review: Investigate the Investigators! Save America! Reform the FBI!
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» 6:48 PM 9/16/2017 – Sixteen years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks – Saved Stories – FBI | HISTORY DEPT.: The Myth of Deep Throat: Mark Felt wasn’t out to protect American democracy and the rule of law; he was out to get a promotion
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» The Next Big Focus In The Russia Investigations: Social Media : NPR
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Social platforms such as Facebook and Twitter played a larger role than first thought in Russia’s influence campaign against the 2016 U.S. presidential race — and Congress wants answers. Source: The Next Big Focus In The Russia Inv…

» 4:06 PM 9/24/2017 – Through soft power and propaganda, Russia is trying to topple democracy in the USA
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Through soft power and propaganda, Russia is trying to topple democracy in the USA Sunday September 24th, 2017 at 4:04 PM Scroll.In 1 Share The Cold War is back. And this time it’s personal. A quarter century ago, America won the Cold Wa…

» Deadly Tennessee church shooting: Sudanese immigrant arrested, FBI launches civil rights investigation – Fox News
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Fox News Deadly Tennessee church shooting: Sudanese immigrant arrested, FBI launches to launch civil rights investigation Fox News “The Memphis FBI Field Office’s Nashville Resident Agency, the Civil Rights Division, and the US Attorney’…

» We Know a Lot About What Robert Mueller Is Doing. We Also Know Nothing at All. – New York Magazine
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New York Magazine We Know a Lot About What Robert Mueller Is Doing. We Also Know Nothing at All. New York Magazine There’s a temptation to treat every revelation about Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the president…

» FBI opens civil rights investigation into deadly Tennessee church shooting – CBS News
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CBS News FBI opens civil rights investigation into deadly Tennessee church shooting CBS News The FBI has opened a civil rights investigation into the church shooting that left one woman killed and several others injured in Tennessee, the…

» The Latest On Mueller’s Russia Investigation – WBUR
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WBUR The Latest On Mueller’s Russia Investigation WBUR Special counsel Bob Mueller bears down on Paul Manafort, as the Trump-Russia investigation escalates. We’re on it. In this photo taken July 17, 2016, Paul Manafort talks to reporters…

» National crime isn’t the epidemic the FBI would have us believe – R Street
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National crime isn’t the epidemic the FBI would have us believe R Street Preliminary reports suggest the FBI’s annual crime report, expected to come out at the end of the month, will show an uptick in violent crimes for the second year i…

» Violent Crime in U.S. Rises for Second Consecutive Year
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Experts were divided over why violence rose in consecutive years for the first time since 2006.

» Emanuel Kidega Samson: key words and phrases, and the interpretation
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Emanuel Kidega Samson – Google Search Monday September 25th, 2017 at 8:51 AM 1 Share ____________________________________ Gunman identified in Tennessee church shooting that left 1 dead ABC News The gunman, identified by police as 25-yea…

» 2016 Crime Statistics Released – Federal Bureau of Investigation (press release) (blog)
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Federal Bureau of Investigation (press release) (blog) 2016 Crime Statistics Released Federal Bureau of Investigation (press release) (blog) Violent crime increased for the second consecutive year, while property crime decreased for the …

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Washington Post FBI Releases 2016 Crime Statistics Federal Bureau of Investigation (press release) (blog) The estimated number of violent crimes in the nation increased for the second straight year, rising 4.1 percent in 2016 when compar…

» Facebook Warned FBI About Russian Interference Before 2016 Election: Report – Newsweek
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Newsweek Facebook Warned FBI About Russian Interference Before 2016 Election: Report Newsweek Facebook detected activity by Kremlin-linked hackers suspected of U.S. election interference on its platform during the presidential election a…

» FBI: Violent crime increases for second straight year – USA TODAY
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USA TODAY FBI : Violent crime increases for second straight year USA TODAY WASHINGTON – Violent crime in the U.S. ticked up in 2016 for the second consecutive year – the first time a two-year increase was recorded in more than a decade, …

» Trump targets Venezuela’s government in new travel ban – Miami Herald
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RT Trump targets Venezuela’s government in new travel ban Miami Herald Among those affected are members of Venezuela’s Interior Ministry, Justice Department, Foreign Ministry, the CIPIC criminal investigation unit and the SEBIN Bolivaria…

» Stratford ‘acid attack’: Teenage footballer’s terror after he is ‘targeted by masked gang’ at shopping centre – Evening Standard
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Evening Standard Stratford ‘acid attack’: Teenage footballer’s terror after he is ‘targeted by masked gang’ at shopping centre Evening Standard A teenage footballer has told of his terror after he was targeted in a suspected acid attack …

» Here’s Another Man Who’d Like to Tell You Why Hillary Lost – Esquire.com
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New Zealand Herald Here’s Another Man Who’d Like to Tell You Why Hillary Lost Esquire.com “I think that she wasn’t particularly good at articulating the things that she wanted to do, and unfortunately we live at a time right now where ar…

» Anthony Weiner scandals: From politics to sexting cases – Fox News
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Fox News Anthony Weiner scandals: From politics to sexting cases Fox News From his start as a politician and marrying political staffer Huma Abedin , to the first reports of his “sexting” scandal, here’s a look at Weiner’s time…

» Facebook knew about Russian meddling well before the US election – Engadget
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Engadget Facebook knew about Russian meddling well before the US election Engadget Despite once saying that it was “crazy” to believe Russians influenced the 2016 election , Facebook knew about a possible operation as early as …

» US murder rate rose in 2016 but this year’s numbers suggest decline ahead – The Guardian
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The Guardian US murder rate rose in 2016 but this year’s numbers suggest decline ahead The Guardian Murders in the US rose by 8.6% in 2016 following a more than 10% increase the year before, according to new FBI statistics. The violent c…

» Anthony Weiner enters courthouse for sexting scandal sentencing – Daily Mail
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Anthony Weiner enters courthouse for sexting scandal sentencing Daily Mail Anthony Weiner enters courthouse for sexting scandal sentencing. Former New York congressman Anthony Weiner enters Manhattan’s federal courthouse to be sentenced …

» Retro Report: Special Ops Forces: How Elite Forces Became Military Muscle
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United States Special Operations forces, deployed across the globe, have grown in power and numbers over four decades. But are they stretched too thin?

» Syrian War Drags On, but Assad’s Future Looks as Secure as Ever
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Syrian forces patrolling Deir al-Zour, which had been under siege by the Islamic State. With the Islamic State losing ground and the rebels on the wane, no one is left who could oust President Bashar al-Assad.

» Iraqi Kurds Vote on Independence, Angering Neighbors and U.S.
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People waiting in Erbil, Iraq, to vote in a referendum on independence on Monday. Officials said results would be announced within 72 hours.

» Kushner Used Personal Email Account for Government Business
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A lawyer said that Jared Kushner had received or sent “fewer than a hundred emails” involving his White House colleagues, and that all were forwarded to an official account, creating a record.

» Puerto Rico’s Agriculture and Farmers Decimated by Maria
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Plantain trees flattened by Hurricane Maria in Yabucoa, P.R. In a matter of hours, the storm destroyed about 80 percent of the crop value in Puerto Rico, the territory’s agriculture secretary said.

» South Korea says natural North Korea earthquake detected
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's weather agency said a magnitude 3.0 earthquake was detected in North Korea on Saturday around where the country recently conducted a nuclear test, but it assessed the quake as natural….

» Week ahead in tech: Social media giants under scrutiny over Russian interference – The Hill
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The Hill Week ahead in tech: Social media giants under scrutiny over Russian interference The Hill Social media companies, including giants Facebook and Twitter, are in the spotlight over Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 campaign…

» White House stonewalls Capitol Hill over records in Russia probe – CNN International
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CNN International White House stonewalls Capitol Hill over records in Russia probe CNN International (CNN) Tension is rising between congressional investigators probing Russia meddling and the Trump administration, as the White House and…

» Manafort’s Russia connection: What you need to know about Oleg Deripaska – MyStatesman.com
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Manafort’s Russia connection: What you need to know about Oleg Deripaska MyStatesman.com In 2005, the U.S. State Department revoked a visa issued to Deripaska, possibly because of alleged ties to organized crime , according to reports in…

» Why Hasn’t Rachel Maddow Apologized For Her Anthony Weiner Conspiracy Theories? – The Federalist
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The Federalist Why Hasn’t Rachel Maddow Apologized For Her Anthony Weiner Conspiracy Theories? The Federalist Anthony Weiner is headed to prison, and Rachel Maddow owes her viewers an apology. Maddow, the iconic host of her self-titled M…

» Monday’s Morning Email: The NFL Takes A Knee
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Dozens of NFL players took part in the protests.

» Rights Groups Decry New Travel Restrictions: ‘This Is Still A Muslim Ban’
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Most of the countries on the new list are still Muslim-majority, said Becca Heller, IRAP’s director.

» US Government Reveals Which 21 States Russia Targeted During 2016 Election – Governing
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US Government Reveals Which 21 States Russia Targeted During the 2016 Election Governing “Entities acting at the behest of the Russian government” made the hacking attempt in the period leading up to the 2016 election , Minnesota Secreta…

» Trump associates to talk to House panel in Russia probe – ABC News
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Trump associates to talk to House panel in Russia probe ABC News FILE – In this March 30, 2017, file photo, Roger Stone talks to reporters outside a courtroom in New York. The House intelligence panel will interview two of President Dona…

» The Early Edition: September 25, 2017
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Pouneh Ahari Before the start of business,  Just Security  provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news. The TRAVEL BAN President Trump issued a new order restricting travel to natio…

» Quigley talks Russia: Congressman says investigation “more important than Watergate” – The Depaulia
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The Depaulia Quigley talks Russia: Congressman says investigation “more important than Watergate” The Depaulia “This is so much more important than Watergate,” Quigley said, comparing the ongoing investigations into whether or not Presid…

» Social reliability, Facebook must place tighter restrictions on ads – The Depaulia
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Fortune Social reliability, Facebook must place tighter restrictions on ads The Depaulia This follows news of Russian interference in the 2016 election, which an investigation by the U.S. intelligence community concluded helped sway resu…

» Total number of Americans hurt in Cuba sonic attacks now at 25 – Local 10
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Local 10 Total number of Americans hurt in Cuba sonic attacks now at 25 Local 10 HAVANA, Cuba – According to sources familiar with the investigation, the number of Americans hurt in the alleged “sonic device” attacks has now re…

» Jared Kushner Used Private Email In Trump Administration, Lawyer Confirms – NPR
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NPR Jared Kushner Used Private Email In Trump Administration, Lawyer Confirms NPR Emails have been a central theme for Kushner’s father-in-law, President Trump , who has repeatedly said that Democratic rival Hillary Clinton should face f…

» Trump Says He Got Melania for the ‘Right Price’ and He Likes to Grope Her in Public, in Newly Released Recordings – Newsweek
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Newsweek Trump Says He Got Melania for the ‘Right Price’ and He Likes to Grope Her in Public, in Newly Released Recordings Newsweek Donald Trump thinks Ivanka “looks down on me,” concedes he groped Melania in public and knows his compuls…

» Trump Campaign Associates to Talk to House Intelligence – U.S. News & World Report
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U.S. News & World Report Trump Campaign Associates to Talk to House Intelligence U.S. News & World Report Sessions has recused himself from Russia investigations, and the Justice Department has appointed special counsel Robert Mueller to…

» Angela Merkel, Reluctant Leader of the West, ‘Has Gotten the Taste for It’ – New York Times
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New York Times Angela Merkel, Reluctant Leader of the West, ‘Has Gotten the Taste for It’ New York Times She regularly jousts with President Trump over trade and climate, with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia over the annexation of …

» The New York Times had an anti-Hillary Clinton agenda? That’s untrue – The Guardian
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The Guardian The New York Times had an anti- Hillary Clinton agenda? That’s untrue The Guardian ‘The news editors of the Times were never hostile to Clinton and had no agenda to hurt her. … As the person who directed much of the invest…

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» Jared Kushner used personal email for some White House messages – The Saratogian
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Jared Kushner used personal email for some White House messages The Saratogian In this file photo, White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Raz…

» Who is behind attacks against Azerbaijani president – UNEXPECTEDLY – News.Az
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News.Az Who is behind attacks against Azerbaijani president – UNEXPECTEDLY News.Az Immediately after its publication, the notorious ‘The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project’ (OCCRP) started to spread rapidly through internat…

» Gunman identified in Tennessee church shooting that left 1 dead ABC News The gunman, identified by police as 25-year-old Emanual Kidega Samson, arrived in the parking lot and first fatally fired at 39-year-old
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Weiner faces sentencing in latest chapter of sexting drama – New York’s PIX11 / WPIX-TV Monday September 25th, 2017 at 3:34 AM Abedin Has To Resign – Google News 1 Share New York’s PIX11 / WPIX-TV Weiner faces sen…

» 3:54 AM 9/25/2017 – Anatomy of a Russian attack: Attempts to target US began immediately after Soviet Union’s collapse
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» Bill de Blasio: America’s Most Irrelevant Mayor | National Review – National Review
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National Review Bill de Blasio: Blasio Is America’s Most Irrelevant Mayor | National Review National Review Once a progressive star, NYC mayor Bill de Blasio has become increasingly irrelevant … and more » National Review Yet in a fier…

» Facebook’s ads target users using hate speech – Los Angeles Loyolan (subscription)
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Los Angeles Loyolan (subscription) Facebook’s ads target users using hate speech Los Angeles Loyolan (subscription) “This story spotlights the continuing problem with anti-semitism,” said Professor Gerstmann, professor of political scien…

» Weiner due in court for sentencing in sexting scandal – WANE
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WANE Weiner due in court for sentencing in sexting scandal WANE The longtime Hillary Clinton aide at the center of a renewed FBI email investigation testified under oath four months ago she never deleted old emails , despite promising in…

» Is Health Care a Right? – The New Yorker
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The New Yorker Is Health Care a Right? The New Yorker In the 2016 election , Joe voted for Donald Trump. Maria voted for Gary Johnson, the Libertarian candidate. But on health care she was torn. Joe wanted Obamacare repealed. She didn’t….

» Trump campaign associates to talk to House intelligence – The Advocate
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The Advocate Trump campaign associates to talk to House intelligence The Advocate Sessions also has been subpoenaed by House Intelligence chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., who is asking the Justice Department and the FBI for documents rela…

» Briefly Noted – The New Yorker
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The New Yorker Briefly Noted The New Yorker In 1639, Percival Lowle emigrated from England to Massachusetts, giving rise to a dynasty of influential Americans, especially poets, including Robert Lowell. … An F.B.I. agent is driven to s…

» The revolution will be tweeted: Social media has unleashed the everyman – Las Vegas Sun
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The revolution will be tweeted: Social media has unleashed the everyman Las Vegas Sun Others carried banners with messages criticizing President Donald Trump and his intent to end DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program …

» Trump’s global vision is a nightmare. The UN has to act | Mark Seddon
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For the sake of world peace and security, António Guterres must stand up to this narcissistic bully The presidential cavalcades have departed Manhattan. But the aftershocks of Donald Trump’s speech to the UN general assembly still reverb…

» With Trump on your mind, explore what makes a jerk a jerk – Salon
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Salon With Trump on your mind, explore what makes a jerk a jerk Salon ‘Diagnose’: A narcissist ? A psychopath? Such terms are fun to wield. They have the sound of pseudo-objectivity, as though you’re neutrally diagnosing a medical condit…

» Milbank: If he isn’t making us ill, Trump is making some crazy – The Daily Herald
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Milbank: If he isn’t making us ill, Trump is making some crazy The Daily Herald Since Election Day, such colloquialisms as Trump Slump, Trump Anxiety and Trump Affective Disorder achieved cultural and perhaps even clinical currency (in a…

» Weiner faces sentencing in latest chapter of sexting drama – New York’s PIX11 / WPIX-TV
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New York’s PIX11 / WPIX-TV Weiner faces sentencing in latest chapter of sexting drama New York’s PIX11 / WPIX-TV NEW YORK — It seemed as if Anthony Weiner had hit rock bottom when he resigned from Congress in 2011. “Bye-bye, pervert…

» Kris Kobach’s claim that there is now ‘proof’ of voter fraud in New Hampshire – Washington Post
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Washington Post Kris Kobach’s claim that there is now ‘proof’ of voter fraud in New Hampshire Washington Post Further, there were 196 names that were marked as a New Hampshire voter registration checklist, but also appear to have voted i…

» What will happen when Paul Manafort, the first likely Russia domino … – Daily Kos
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Daily Kos What will happen when Paul Manafort, the first likely Russia domino … Daily Kos There is a certain portion of the population that continues to believe the investigation of links between the Trump campaign and Russia is simply…

» Gunman identified in Tennessee church shooting that left 1 dead – ABC News
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New York Times Gunman identified in Tennessee church shooting that left 1 dead ABC News The gunman, identified by police as 25-year-old Emanual Kidega Samson , arrived in the parking lot and first fatally fired at 39-year-old Melanie Smi…

» Former US Rep. Anthony Weiner faces sentencing Monday in sexting saga – The Daily Freeman
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The Daily Freeman Former US Rep. Anthony Weiner faces sentencing Monday in sexting saga The Daily Freeman In this May 19, 2017, file photo, former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner , left, leaves federal court in New York after pleading guilty to…

» Why Unmasking is Critical to National Security – The Cipher Brief
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Why Unmasking is Critical to National Security The Cipher Brief In mid-March, The Cipher Brief spoke with former CIA Acting and Deputy Director Michael Morell about the issue of “unmasking” – the common practice of executive branch offic…

» Face the Nation transcript September 24, 2017: Gardner, Collins, Schiff, Short – CBS News
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CBS News Face the Nation transcript September 24, 2017: Gardner, Collins, Schiff, Short CBS News John McCain has said there is no way the Congressional Budget Office can give the numbers that would adequately tell what’s going to happen …

» Is Trump All Talk on North Korea? The Uncertainty Sends a Shiver – New York Times
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New York Times Is Trump All Talk on North Korea? The Uncertainty Sends a Shiver New York Times WASHINGTON — When President Trump gave a fiery campaign speech in Huntsville, Ala., on Friday evening, he drew a rapturous roar by ridiculing …

» Kushner used private email account for some White House business – Washington Post
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Washington Post Kushner used private email account for some White House business Washington Post President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner has used a private email account to conduct and discuss official White House b…

» Kushner used private email with White House colleagues
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President’s son-in-law denies he used personal account to conduct official business

» Amid the Russia probes, Trump makes an important nomination – Washington Post
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Washington Post Amid the Russia probes, Trump makes an important nomination Washington Post In the wake of Edward Snowden’s revelations of large-scale warrantless surveillance, the board’s reports on the National Security Agency’s author…

» Trump administration announces new travel restrictions – CNN
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CNN Trump administration announces new travel restrictions CNN Washington (CNN) The Trump administration has unveiled new travel restrictions on certain foreigners from Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen …

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The new restrictions, slated to go into effect on October 18, broadens the scope of the ban from Muslim-majority countries.

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Lawyers for president’s son-in-law say Kushner complied with government record-keeping rules by forwarding all emails to his official account Donald Trump’s son-in-law and close adviser, Jared Kushner, used a private email account alongs…

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The NFL demonstrations this weekend were an encouraging signal.

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The National Interest Online China Is Using the Russia -America Standoff to Win Big in Europe The National Interest Online Without anybody paying much attention, China has vastly expanded its military and economic power in Eastern Europe…

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Kyiv Post Alexei Bayer: On Putin’s orders or not, Trump is shredding America Kyiv Post What is already obvious however is that, whether or not on direct order from Putin , ISIS or the Devil himself, Trump is systematically undermining Am…

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What happens when a bully goes on an angry threatening tirade, and it backfires so badly that his intended targets ramp up their defiance of him in response, even as his own friends publicly tell him to back off? In the case of Donald Tr…

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Jared Kushner has been busted for regularly using private email in his role as a senior adviser in Donald Trump’s White House. This sets a new bar for irony, after Trump (and the media) spent the campaign flat out lying about a …

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Other senior Trump aides had also used private email accounts, including Reince Priebus and Steve Bannon.

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Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 11:40 pm EDT KSL.com WASHINGTON (AP) — Travelers from eight countries will face restrictions on entry to the U.S, ranging from a total ban to heightened background checks, under a new …

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Tailored curbs on 8 nationalities replace ban on travellers from 6 Muslim-majority states

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American Spectator Unmasking: Yet Another Abuse of Powers American Spectator But Clinton was never punished because Obama and the leaders of the intelligence community apparently participated in her criminal conduct without objection. We…

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https://en.crimerussia.com/ How Mikhas’ case burst wide open in Switzerland. Threats to witnesses, investigators and judges https://en.crimerussia.com/ Authoritative businessman Sergei Mikhailov, nicknamed Mikhas, has recently been activ…

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WTOP Anatomy of a Russian attack: Attempts to target US began immediately after Soviet Union’s collapse WTOP About this series: The U.S. intelligence community has concluded that an attempt to interfere in the 2016 presidential election …

» Clinton calls out Trump administration’s response to Puerto Rico devastation – CNN International
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CNN International Clinton calls out Trump administration’s response to Puerto Rico devastation CNN International … on the island territory, and at least 10 people have died from the storm, according to Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello…

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President Trump has once again attacked the NFL for exactly the wrong reasons. He wants NFL owners to fire players who take

» Transcript: Rep. Adam Schiff on “Face the Nation,” Sept. 24, 2017 – CBS News
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CBS News Transcript: Rep. Adam Schiff on “Face the Nation,” Sept. 24, 2017 CBS News The committee has asked the FBI and the Justice Department three times now to give documents related to the so-called “Trump dossier.”…

» Manafort’s Russia connection: What you need to know about Oleg Deripaska – The Washington Post Sunday September 24th, 2017 at 12:38 PM
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“It’s likely, however, that Facebook’s search has not covered everything. On Sept. 21, during a Facebook Live address, CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted as much, saying, “We may find more, and if we do, we will continue to work with the government.”…

Could Russians have placed other ads that Facebook hasn’t yet identified?

Absolutely. In the case of the $150,000 in ads, one digital breadcrumb led to the next, until Facebook uncovered a cohesive effort by the Internet Research Agency to spread misleading information to American voters. It’s easier to spot such a coordinated campaign than it is to find every ally of Vladimir Putin who might have spent a few thousand dollars to give a fake news story some extra exposure. Facebook sold $27 billion in ads in 2016. Combing through that pile of cash for signs of Russian dirty work is a tremendously complex, if not impossible, task…

Did the Russians use other platforms as well?

Yes. The group Securing Democracy tracks 600 Russia-linked Twitter accounts and analyzes the role they play in promoting certain hashtags. When Twitter meets with Congressional investigators , the use of bots by foreign agents will be central to the conversation. Google, meanwhile, has said it found no evidence of Russians buying ads. But Facebook told WIRED the same thing earlier this summer, before its recent disclosure…

How did the Russians decide which Americans to target with the Facebook ads?

The short answer is we don’t know. There are suspicions that the Russians might have had help from the Trump campaign or its allies. But the Russians may not have needed more than the targeting tools Facebook offers to every advertiser…

Cambridge [Analytica] has also been accused of amassing data from Facebook users—such as what they like on the site and who their friends are—via silly personality quizzes. (Facebook has since closed this privacy gap.) Cambridge combined those results with data from elsewhere to sort people into categories based on their personality types, so advertisers could send them specially tailored messages. Cambridge calls this approach psychographic targeting, as opposed to demographic targeting…

Is Cambridge involved with these Russian ads on Facebook?

Not as far as we know. While Cambridge helped the Trump campaign target its own advertisements, there’s no evidence so far that Cambridge did the same for any Russians. Whether any connection exists, of course, is a key question both Mueller’s team and Congress will continue to investigate…

Still, perhaps the least secretive part of the whole affair is the outsized role digital advertising played in the Trump campaign’s strategy. Shortly after the election, Parscale told WIRED, “Facebook and Twitter were the reason we won this thing. Twitter for Mr. Trump. And Facebook for fundraising.”

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