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Federal judges issued two separate orders halting the Trump administration’s latest travel ban order,the Washington Post reported. On Tuesday, a federal district judge in Hawaii temporarily blocked nationwide the implementation of the September 24 travel ban proclamation. Wednesday morning, a federal judge in Maryland issued a second, narrower suspension, stopping enforcement of the ban only for those with a “bona fide” relationship with the U.S.

Congressional investigators subpoenaed Carter Page, the former Trump campaign adviser, NBC News reported. Page is expected to invoke his Fifth Amendment rights and refuse to provide testimony about his role in the Trump campaign and his connections to Russian interference in the 2016 election. The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence demanded that Michael Flynn Jr., the son of former national security adviser Michael Flynn, provide documents and testimony about his father’s business dealings,according to Reuters. Flynn Jr. is likely to receive a subpoena, ABC News reported.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller interviewed Matt Tait, the cybersecurity expert who GOP operative Peter Smith asked to review hacked Hillary Clinton emails last year, Business Insider reported. Both Mueller and Tait declined to comment. Mueller’s team also interviewed Sean Spicer, the former White House communications director and press secretary, about President Trump’s conduct while in office, according to Politico. The investigators asked Spicer about the circumstances of Trump’s firing of James Comey and Trump’s Oval Office meeting with Russia’s foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, and the Russian ambassador, Sergey Kislyak.

The European Commission will keep the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, the agreement that allows the transatlantic transfer of cross-border data under European law, in place after a positive annual review,Reuters reported. The omission was satisfied that the protections put in place adequately safeguarded Europeans’ personal data. It asked Washington to implement more privacy protections in this year’s reauthorization of electronic surveillance authorities under the Section 702 program.

Iran’s supreme leader threatened to “shred” the nuclear deal if the U.S. withdraws from the agreement,according to Reuters. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Iran would respect the accord as long as all other signatories met their obligations under the deal. He continued, “Trump’s stupidity should not distract us from America’s deceitfulness.” He also demanded that European states refrain from sanctioning and “interfering” with Iran’s missile program.

A top election official in Kenya resigned and fled the country, saying it would be impossible for the upcoming presidential election to be credible, the Post reported. Another leading election commissioner said he also thought a fair election was impossible. After Kenya’s Supreme Court invalidated the presidential election result in August, election authorities scheduled a new vote for next week. But Raila Odinga, the leading opposition candidate, dropped out of the race, and his supporters have taken to street demonstrations instead.

Senator John McCain blocked Defense Department nominees over a dispute about clarifying the Trump administration’s Afghanistan strategy, according to the Post. McCain, the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said he would not schedule confirmation votes for any Defense nominees for top political posts until the administration gives him details about its conditions for aid to Afghanistan. McCain has repeatedly demanded that Secretary of Defense James Mattis say exactly how the latest troop increase will change circumstances in Afghanistan.

The Senate intelligence committee will put forth “clean” reauthorization of the intelligence community’s Section 702 spying programs under Title XII of the FISA Amendments Act, Politico reported. Chairman Richard Burr said the intelligence committee’s reauthorization proposal would not significantly change the requirements under Section 702. It would not limit the FBI’s authority to search the Section 702 database nor impose new restrictions on “unmasking” the identities of Americans caught in the surveillance, as the House Judiciary Committee’s proposal does.

The head of U.N. peacekeeping operations warned that South Sudan is sliding into chaos and escalating violence, the New York Times reported. After a peace initiative from neighboring African countries stalled, the U.N.’s peacekeeping chief warned the Security Council that the country’s armed factions needed to rescue South Sudan from “the impending abyss.” U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley will visit South Sudan next week.

A group of veterans sued pharmaceutical companies over allegations the firms paid bribes to militias in Iraq that killed American soldiers, NBC News reported. The veterans are seeking damages from a group of American and European companies that they say bribed officials linked to the Mahdi Army, an Iranian-backed militia.

The Guardian’s Shaun Walker presented the findings a report from a Russian newspaper about the Internet Research Agency, the so-called “troll farm” that attempted to influence the 2016 election on 2016.

The New York Times Magazine’s Jason Zengerle wrote about Secretary Rex Tillerson and the decline of the State Department.

BuzzFeed News’ Dan Vergano wrote an in-depth account of the U.S. special forces raid on Kunduz, a city in the north of Afghanistan,  last year that left 26 civilians and two American soldiers dead.

 

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Peter Margulies argued that the Hawaii federal district court rightly blocked the implementation of the most recent travel ban on the basis that it violates the Immigration and Nationality Act.

Michael Paradis explained the implications of the collapse of Al-Nashiri’s defense team for the military commissions cases.

Daniel Byman posted the second part of his series on whether domestic right-wing violence should be labeled as terrorism.

Matt Tait analyzed Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s remarks about the “Going Dark” debate.

Vanessa Sauter posted the transcript of the FBI director’s remarks about Section 702 at the Heritage Foundation last week.

Stewart Baker shared the Cyberlaw Podcast, featuring a discussion with Shane Harris on his reporting on recent developments linking Kaspersky to Russian espionage. Baker posted a second episode featuring an interview with Marten Mickos, CEO of a bug bounty company.

Hayley Evans summarized the U.K.’s new doctrine on the use of drones.

Sauter shared a bonus edition of the Lawfare Podcast, featuring a debate between Benjamin Wittes and Steve Vladeck about the unnamed American enemy combatant detainee.

 

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Will Trump Be Impeached? Here’s What We Know About Robert Mueller’s Russia Probe so Far

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President Donald Trump’s former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer sat down with special counsel Robert Mueller for an extensive interview on Monday. During the interview, Spicer and Mueller discussed the firing of FBI Director James Comey, as well as Trump’s meetings with Russian officials and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in the Oval Office, according to a Politico report citing sources familiar with the meeting.

Spicer’s meeting signals that Mueller is increasing the number of interviews with former and current members of the Trump administration. A report by The Washington Post in September found that he was expecting to interview six White House advisers, including communications director Hope Hicks and former chief of staff Reince Priebus.

In fact, Priebus was interviewed last Friday, as the Mueller team considers him important because he was part of Trump’s conversations on firing Comey and meetings with Russian officials. Other White House aides reportedly on the list of possible interviews include White House counsel Don McGahn, communications adviser Josh Raffel and associate counsel James Burnham. The overall investigation intends to shed light on whether Russia meddled in the 2016 elections and colluded with Trump.

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Even though Trump hasn’t been accused of any wrongdoing, for now, his allies fear the president could face impeachment if Republicans lose the House next year. While it is too soon to predict Trump’s ouster, here are some key elements of the Mueller investigation so far:

  • May 17: Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Mueller to spearhead the Russia probe.
  • June 16: Mueller began investigating Jared Kushner’s finances.
  • July 15-16: Mueller reportedly asked for the name of the person who represented two Russians with connections to Trump’s Miss Universe pageant in Moscow in 2013 during a 2016 meeting attended by Donald Trump Jr.
  • July 25: Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign manager, had his house raided by the FBI under Mueller’s inquiry, The New York Times reported. Authorities found binders and other documents that could lead to possible secret offshore bank accounts opened by Manafort.
  • August 1: Mueller appointed former U.S. Justice Department official Greg Andres, who then became the 16th lawyer on the team.
  • August 3: Mueller named a “grand jury,” signaling that a larger investigation was underway.
  • August 31: Mueller reportedly teamed up with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to investigate Manafort.
  • September 15:  Mueller obtained a search warrant for Facebook accounts linked to Russian operatives that aimed to influence the 2016 presidential election. Experts called the warrant a “turning point” in the investigation.
  • September 26: Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut announces that Manafort and Trump’s former national security advisor Michael Flynn could face criminal charges as part of Mueller’s investigation.
  • September 28: Ivanka Trump and Kushner’s private email domains face investigation, as well as batches of emails from White House senior aides. The investigation, conducted by the White House, hopes to find anything relevant to Mueller’s Russia probe.
  • October 13: Mueller interviewed Priebus.
  • October 17: Mueller sat down with Spicer.
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  • A person who worked for the Russian “troll farm” Internet Research Agency discussed the organization with the independent Russian news outlet Dozhd.
  • The secretive factory had several components, including a “Russian desk,” a “foreign desk,” a “Facebook desk,” and a “Department of Provocations,” according to the former troll, who went by the name “Maxim.”
  • The Russian desk operated bots and trolls that used fake social-media accounts to flood the internet with pro-Trump messages and made-up news.
  • The foreign desk was more sophisticated, with trolls required to learn the nuances of American politics to best “rock the boat” on divisive issues.
  • “Our task was to set Americans against their own government,” Maxim said, “to provoke unrest and discontent.”

Recently revealed details about how an infamous Russian “troll farm” operated and its role in Russia’s disinformation campaign shed new light on Russia’s interference in the 2016 US presidential race.

One former troll, who was interviewed by the independent Russian news outlet Dozhd and went by “Maxim,” or Max, spoke of his experience working for the Internet Research Agency, a well-researched Russian company in St. Petersburg whose function is to spread pro-Russian propaganda and sow political discord in nations perceived as hostile to Russia.

The secretive firm is bankrolled by Yevgeny Prigozhin, CNN reported, a Russian oligarch who is a close ally of President Vladimir Putin.

Up to a third of the company’s staff was tasked with interfering in US political conversation during the 2016 election, according to an investigation conducted by the Russian news agency RBC and detailed by another Russian news outlet, Meduza.

The Internet Research Agency, Max told Dozhd, consisted of a “Russian desk” and a “foreign desk.” The Russian desk, which was primarily made up of bots and trolls, used fake social-media accounts to flood the internet with pro-Trump agitprop and made-up news throughout the US presidential campaign, especially in the days leading up to the November election.

The foreign desk had a more sophisticated purpose, according to Max, who worked in that department. “It’s not just writing ‘Obama is a monkey’ and ‘Putin is great.’ They’ll even fine you for that kind of [primitive] stuff,” he told Dozhd. In fact, those who worked for the foreign desk were restricted from spreading pro-Russia propaganda. Rather, Max said, their job was more qualitative and was geared toward understanding the “nuances” of American politics to “rock the boat” on divisive issues like gun control and LGBT rights.

“Our goal wasn’t to turn the Americans toward Russia,” he added. “Our task was to set Americans against their own government: to provoke unrest and discontent, and to lower Obama’s support ratings.”

An entire department, the “Department of Provocations,” was dedicated to that goal: Its primary objective was to disseminate fake news and sow discord in the West, according to CNN.

The troll farm also had its own “Facebook desk,” whose function was to relentlessly push back against the platform’s administrators who deleted fake accounts as they began gaining traction. When Internet Research Agency employees argued against having their accounts deleted, Max said, Facebook staffers would write back, “You are trolls.” The trolls would in turn invoke the First Amendment right to free speech — occasionally, they won the arguments.

Facebook is now at the center of congressional and FBI investigations that are examining the extent to which Russia used social-media platforms to influence American political opinion.

Facebook has turned over more than 3,000 Russian-bought ads to Congress. RBC’s investigation found that in 2016 Russia’s propaganda network on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter could have reached 30 million people a week, and a Columbia University social-media analyst published research that found that Russian propaganda may have been shared billions of times on Facebook alone.

In addition to spreading fake news, Russian Facebook accounts went one step further by organizing events, rallies, and protests, some of which galvanized dozens of people. To be sure, RBC found that the Internet Research Agency hired 100 American activists over the internet to hold 40 rallies across different US cities. Those people did not know they were working for a Russian organization, according to the investigation.

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The vice chair of the Senate committee investigating Russian meddling in the US election said he was concerned about new revelations that a St. Petersburg troll farm had sent operatives to the US and linked up with activists here.

Sen. Mark Warner of the Senate Intelligence Committee was previously unaware of the report by Russian news outlet TV Rain, which said the Internet Research Agency, a so-called troll farm based in St. Petersburg, had a “secret department” that deployed operatives to the US.

“I’d really like to look at it,” Warner said of the report, adding that he’d been concerned “for some time” that the St. Petersburg troll farm was not the only one buying ads and running social media campaigns to try to influence the outcome of elections in foreign countries.

“I believe there are more in Russia and in countries that there may have been Russian-influenced activities in, some of the Eastern European countries,” Warner told reporters on Capitol Hill. “I’m not saying they were all directed necessarily to the United States, but this is why we need this kind of thorough review from the platform companies to really dig in this the same way that we dig in on … a profit-making venture.”

The Internet Research Agency has for years operated as a troll farm, where employees create multiple online characters both to shape public opinion online and to exacerbate political tensions around the world. At the prodding of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s investigation into Russian attempts to influence the US election, social media companies like Facebook and Twitter have admitted that the agency purchased political ads.

Many of the ads purchased by the St. Petersburg troll farm weren’t explicitly political, but encouraged American users to “like” a page — which meant they would be more likely to see divisive, Russian-made political content in their Facebook feed, according to a source familiar with the ads.

The TV Rain report, citing a former employee using the pseudonym Maxim, is the first time allegations have emerged that the troll farm dispatched operatives to the US. What those employees were assigned to do was not detailed in the report.

The FBI declined to comment on whether it was investigating the report.

second report, published Tuesday, by Russian outlet RBC details further efforts by the St. Petersburg troll farm’s “American department” to influence opinion in the US, including linking up with activists in order to encourage protests.

The Internet Research Agency is technically a private company, though it’s been linked to the Kremlin and its employees consistently spread pro-Kremlin messages. The Russian government historically maintains a cloak of plausible deniability by outsourcing sensitive operations to private entities. President Vladimir Putin, for instance, referred to “patriotic hackers” when asked about Russian hackers who targeted Democrats in the 2016 election — an operation that major US intelligence agencies agree was ordered by Putin himself.

Warner described the ads and the fake social media accounts as parts of the same influence campaign. “The story in many ways is if the ads are pushing you to a page or to a group, and then you have lots of fake accounts who are then pushing others to try to have that page or that group trend higher, that then attracts a lot of other viewers,” he told BuzzFeed News.

“The ads and the fake accounts work in tandem to generate higher placement,” he said.

Facebook has acknowledged that it’s uncovered evidence that the IRA purchased about $150,000 on political ads targeting Americans. When asked if other affiliates of the Russian government had purchased political ads for the US election, a Facebook spokesperson pointed to an official blog post on the investigation, which admits “It’s possible” others bought ads, and “our internal investigation continues.”

Warner said he believes the St. Petersburg troll farm and others may have had far more influence than social media companies in the US have acknowledged to date. He made a reference to Facebook’s response to meddling in recent elections there to make his point.

“In the French elections, if there were 50,000 accounts that Facebook took down, it just still seems scale-wise [compared to the US], I think there’s more to do,” he said. Facebook has acknowledged taking down 470 accounts and pages it said were linked to the troll farm.

Collier reported from New York.

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Между тем «американский отдел» продолжает работать, рассказали действующий и бывший сотрудники. Из здания на Савушкина, 55 по-прежнему управляются англоязычные сообщества с совокупной аудиторией около 1 млн человек, утверждает сотрудник организации. Собеседник, близкий к руководству «фабрики», настаивает: «Могли ли мы повлиять на исход выборов?.. Нет, конечно. Могли ли склонить сомневающиеся штаты на сторону Трампа?.. Возможно, но мы сами обалдели от результатов. Зачем нам все это?.. Чистой воды фан».

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A notorious Russian internet “troll factory” spent about $2.3 million during the 2016 election cycle to meddle in US politics, paying the salaries of 90 “US desk” employees who helped wage disinformation campaigns via social media that reached millions of Americans. The operation also contacted US activists directly and offered them thousands of dollars to organize protests on divisive issues, including race relations.

These revelations and many more came out in an investigation published on Tuesday by the Russian newspaper RBC about the Internet Research Agency (IRA), a tech firm based in St. Petersburg, Russia, that has developed a specialty in spreading pro-Kremlin messages in the West.

The IRA has been written about before by a number of news outlets, and by RBC itself. But this latest piece from RBC—a respected business newspaper in Russia known for angering the Kremlin with its reporting on Putin’s associates—is the first to home in on the IRA’s operations during the 2016 US election.

RBC’s investigation reveals an unprecedented level of detail about the money and staffing that went into IRA’s US-influence operation. Here are some of the key data points:

  • By the middle of 2015, as the US election was ramping up, the IRA’s staffing had increased to between 800 and 900 people. The organization had also shored up its arsenal of media tools to include “videos, infographics, memes, reporting, news, analytical materials,” and more.
  • In spring 2015, a number of IRA staffers held an experiment to see if they could successfully organize a live event in the US from behind their computer screens in St. Petersburg. They did this by targeting New Yorkers on Facebook and attempting to lure them to a specific event where they would receive a free hot dog. There were no actual hot dogs, but enough people showed up at the specified location to make the agency deem the experiment a success. “From this day, almost a year and a half before the election of the US President,” writes RBC, “the ‘trolls’ began full-fledged work in American society.”
  • Within the next year, the staff of the IRA’s “American Department” grew threefold, increasing to between 80 and 90 people—about one-tenth of the entire agency.
  • Three former employees of the IRA told RBC that the head of the American Department is a 27-year-old Azerbaijani man named Dzeihun Aslan, a point also corroborated by an internal Telegram chat obtained by RBC. (Aslan denied any such involvement in conversation with RBC.)
  • By RBC’s calculations, the American Department spent about $1 million annually on salaries. The lowest-level employees were paid about 55,000 rubles ($960) per month, but also received bonuses based on “the reactions of participants in communities” they were targeting.
  • RBC identified 118 Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts linked to the IRA’s meddling in US politics.
  • In September 2016, at the height of the US election season, the American Department posted more than 1,000 pieces of content per week, reaching between 20 and 30 million people that month.
  • A source close to the leaders of the IRA told RBC that most of the agency’s American content had less to do with supporting a specific candidate than with promoting volatile social issues that happened to dovetail with Trump’s rhetoric. “There was no directive to ‘support Trump,’” one source told RBC. “Direct connections were drawn between societal problems and the actions of the ruling party at that time [the Democrats]. Hillary [Clinton] is the party’s representative, which means she’s also to blame.”
  • RBC analyzed hundreds of IRA posts and found that Clinton was mentioned in the posts much more often than Trump.
  • The total budget for promoting political ads to American audiences came to about $5,000 a month, or about $120,000 from June 2015 to May 2017. About half of that was spent on content aimed at sowing racial divisions.
  • The IRA spent about $80,000 to support 100 US activists who organized 40 different protests across the United States.
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In Italian Schools, Reading, Writing and Recognizing Fake News Wednesday October 18th, 2017 at 9:42 AM 1 Share Italy, of course, is not alone in trying to find a way to grapple with the global proliferation of propaganda that has sown public confusion and undermined the credibility of powerful institutions. Pope Francis recently announced that he would … Continue reading “9:41 AM 10/18/2017: In Italian Schools, Reading, Writing and Recognizing Fake News – NYT”

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Italy, of course, is not alone in trying to find a way to grapple with the global proliferation of propaganda that has sown public confusion and undermined the credibility of powerful institutions.

Pope Francis recently announced that he would dedicate his 2018 World Communications Day address to the topic of fake news, and the United States Congress is investigating how Russian agents manipulated Facebook and Twitter to spread false stories and stoke conspiracy theories to sway the 2016 presidential election.

But ahead of crucial Italian elections early next year, the country has become an especially fertile ground for digital deceit. Frustrated by economic woes, upset by a migrant crisis and fed a steady diet of partisan media, many Italians subscribe to all kinds of conspiracy theories. It is what they call dietrologia, the belief that there is also always something dietro, or behind, the surface.

The Italian passion for seeing intrigue — whether or not it exists — around every corner runs deep, said Alessandro Campi, a professor of political science at Perugia University. “All of this is part of the Italian cultural heritage,” he said.

A history of scheming Borgia cardinals, waves of foreign domination, papal crackdowns and corrupt governments had imbued Italians with an abiding distrust in authority, Mr. Campi said.

In recent years, this background has helped erode the standing of traditional political parties while being expertly exploited by political upstarts, insurgents and outsiders, none more so than the surging Five Star Movement and its founder, Beppe Grillo.

“I’d say that the Five Star Movement believes more than any other political party in conspiracy theories,” said Mr. Campi, an editor of “Conspiracies and Plots — From Machiavelli to Beppe Grillo.”

“It’s not only a tactic,” Mr. Campi said of the movement, which has succeeded in attracting votes from the left and the right with an ideologically ambiguous form of populism. “It’s their political worldview.”

Nicola Biondo, a former chief of communications for the Five Star Movement, said that for the party, spreading conspiracies was akin to a policy.

“They use the term Great Powers, never specifying who those powers are,” said Mr. Biondo, who has recently written a book, “Supernova: How Five Star Was Killed,” with another party defector. “It is a mantra.”

Ms. Boldrini, sponsor of the new student curriculum, asserts that the web cannot be forfeited to the fringes, and that the government must teach the next generation of Italian voters how to defend themselves against falsehoods and conspiracy theories designed to play on their fears.

She said she had included Google and Facebook in the project in an acknowledgment that virtual space is where many young Italians live.

Nevertheless, she expressed skepticism in particular about Facebook’s commitment to reining in fake news and hate speech, and recognized the possibility that the Italian school project provided the embattled giant with a much-needed public relations boon.

Facebook was quick to applaud the program. Laura Bononcini, chief of public policy for Facebook in Italy, Greece and Malta, said on Tuesday that “the program is part of an international effort. Education and media literacy are a crucial part of our effort to curb the spread of false news, and collaboration with schools is pivotal.”

Ms. Boldrini also noted that Facebook was contributing by promoting the initiative through targeted ads to high-school-age users, and she said she hoped that the program, which aimed to show students how their “likes” were monetized and politicized, could become a “pilot program” for Facebook throughout Europe.

But some of the Italian course load seems unrealistic. While some tips are useful, such as keeping an eye out for parody URLs, students are also called upon to reach out to experts to verify news stories, essentially asking the students to re-report articles.

The program seeks to deputize students as fake-news hunters, showing them how to create their own blogs or social accounts to expose false stories and “showing how you uncovered it.”

In Italy, that gives them a lot of ground to cover.

For months here, conspiracy theorists who reject scientific consensus have connected vaccinations to medical conditions including autism in children, often blaming pharmaceutical companies as a dark force behind the medical practice. It was an issue that struck a nerve in Italy and played right into the wheelhouse of the Five Star Movement’s distrust of expertise and authority.

In May, amid a measles outbreak, Italy strengthened its vaccination requirements for school-age children, prompting so-called No-Vax activists to protest outside the Italian Parliament for the right to choose.

The vaccination opponents were especially strong in the Five Star Movement, whose leader, Mr. Grillo, once attacked vaccines as a scam by pharmaceutical companies with the intention of “weakening children’s immune systems.”

His wildly popular blog has alleged that some vaccines “can kill,” and websites, such as La Fucina, run by another party leader, Davide Casaleggio, have published anti-vaccine reports.

(In the past, other sites associated with Mr. Casaleggio or Mr. Grillo have also carried sensational reports by Russian-backed news outlets that were deemed false and damaging to the movement’s political enemies.)

“It’s what the pharmaceutical companies do, and it’s questionable,” said Paola Barile, 65, as she stood with a Five Star Movement flag wrapped around her shoulders at a protest last week in front of Parliament. “The spell has been broken for us also on vaccines.”

At the same rally, Five Star activists screamed “shame” and railed against the political parties, right and left, for joining forces to draft a new electoral law they considered (maybe correctly this time) designed to keep the movement out of power.

But the Five Star Movement is not the only political force to have profited from fake news, and students are not the only ones who can be deceived by it.

Last weekend, Gian Marco Centinaio, a senator from the Northern League, a right-leaning party, acknowledged that he had put on Facebook a post, subsequently shared 18,000 times, of a picture of a man identified as Ms. Boldrini’s brother, and complained how the news programs “don’t cover” the man’s no-show job that paid 47,000 euros, or more than $55,000, a month. The man in the image was not her brother and none of the allegations were true.

Mr. Centinaio called the post a joke and said, “People should be less credulous.”

A healthy dose of skepticism is exactly what the new Italian program hopes students will adopt.

“If people are prepared, educated on digital,” Ms. Boldrini said, “maybe they don’t fall for it.”

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -A former high-ranking FBI official in Honolulu is under fire after a local nonprofit accused him of stealing more than $33,000.

In a police statement filed last month, the nonprofit Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation said that between November 2016 and August 2017, 56-year-old Robert Kauffman wrote improper checks and made several unauthorized withdrawals from the foundation’s bank account.

Kauffman is a former assistant special agent-in-charge of the FBI’s Honolulu field office, and served with the bureau for more than 20 years where he investigated organized crime and espionage cases. He also served as the foundation’s treasurer.

“Several of these checks and bank account withdrawals were in excess of $3,000, which requires the approval of two board members,” attorney and foundation director David Brustein wrote.

“Robert did not have signatures or board approval,” Brustein added.

But Kauffman’s attorney, Myles Breiner, said his client is “innocent of any embezzlement,” and was safeguarding the money from being misspent.

He said Kauffman returned the money with a cashier’s check even before the foundation went to the police.

“Mr. Kauffman is innocent of any embezzlement. We believe that there was a disagreement over the handling of funds by the Legacy Foundation,” said Breiner.

“(He) was concerned about some of the decision being made about the costs and financing of various projects the foundation was endorsing.”

Kauffman is currently chief investigator for the state Judiciary’s Office of Disciplinary Counsel, which oversees attorney conduct.

He’s also listed as the CEO of The Wellness Group LLC, which unsuccessfully applied for a medical marijuana dispensary license. Among the Wellness Groups’ investors included foundation board members Brustein and Dr. David McEwan.

Brustein said Kauffman’s role at the two organizations are unrelated.

The Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation is a tax-exempt organization that supports causes for the gay, lesbian and transgendered people and is a big organizer of the Honolulu Pride festival happened throughout October.

The $33,000 is nearly half of the foundation’s annual revenues. Legal experts said allegations of theft or mismanagement can be financially exhausting for a nonprofit.

“It is more damaging, not only to the organization but the people who the organization was set up to assist,” said Hawaii Pacific University assistant professor Randal Lee, a retired Circuit Judge who has investigated hundreds of white-collar crime cases as a Honolulu deputy prosecutor.

Honolulu police are investigating and have turned over the case to its white-collar division. Kauffman plans to fight the allegations.

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But a dozen Republican consultants and former Trump campaign aides, along with current and former Cambridge employees, say the company’s ability to exploit personality profiles — “our secret sauce,” Mr. Nix once called it — is exaggerated.

Cambridge executives now concede that the company never used psychographics in the Trump campaign. The technology — prominently featured in the firm’s sales materials and in media reportsthat cast Cambridge as a master of the dark campaign arts — remains unproved, according to former employees and Republicans familiar with the firm’s work.

“They’ve got a lot of really smart people,” said Brent Seaborn, managing partner of TargetPoint, a rival business that also provided voter data to the Trump campaign. “But it’s not as easy as it looks to transition from being excellent at one thing and bringing it into politics. I think there’s a big question about whether we think psychographic profiling even works.”

At stake are not merely bragging rights, but also an emerging science that many believe could reshape American politics and commerce. Big data companies already know your age, income, favorite cereal and when you last voted. But the company that can perfect psychological targeting could offer far more potent tools: the ability to manipulate behavior by understanding how someone thinks and what he or she fears.

A voter deemed neurotic might be shown a gun-rights commercial featuring burglars breaking into a home, rather than a defense of the Second Amendment; political ads warning of the dangers posed by the Islamic State could be targeted directly at voters prone to anxiety, rather than wasted on those identified as optimistic.

“You can do things that you would not have dreamt of before,” said Alexander Polonsky, chief data scientist at Bloom, a consulting firm that offers “emotion analysis” of social networks and has worked with the center-right Republican Party in France.

“It goes beyond sharing information,” he added. “It’s sharing the thinking and the feeling behind this information, and that’s extremely powerful.”

Both conservatives and liberals are eager to harness that power. In Washington, some Democratic operatives are scrambling to develop personality-profiling capabilities of their own. But even as Cambridge seeks to expand its business among conservative groups, questions about its performance have soured many Republicans in Mr. Trump’s orbit.

Cambridge is no longer in contention to work for Mr. Trump at the Republican National Committee, a company spokesman confirmed, nor is it working for America First Policies, a new nonprofit formed to help advance the president’s agenda.

In recent months, the value of Cambridge’s technology has been debated by technology experts and in some media accounts. But Cambridge officials, in recent interviews, defended the company’s record during the 2016 election, saying its data analysis helped Mr. Trump energize critical support in the Rust Belt. Mr. Nix said the firm had conducted tens of thousands of polls for Mr. Trump, helping guide his message and identify issues that mattered to voters.

But when asked to name a single race where the firm’s flagship product had been critical to victory, Mr. Nix declined.

“We bake a cake, it’s got 10 ingredients in it. Psychographics is one of them,” he said. “It’s very difficult to isolate exactly what the impact of that ingredient is.”

Drawn to America

Cambridge’s parent company, the London-based Strategic Communication Laboratories Group, has a long record of trying to understand and influence behavior. Founded in 1993 by a former British adman, the firm has worked for companies and candidates around the world, as well as for government and military clients. SCL has studied Pakistani jihadists for the British government and provided intelligence assessments for American defense contractors in Iran, Libya and Syria, according to company documents obtained by The New York Times.

“Their approach was seen as serious and focused,” said Mark Laity, chief of strategic communications at NATO’s military headquarters in Europe, who has taken part in NATO-affiliated conferences where SCL has made presentations.

In recent years, the company has moved to exploit the revolution in big data to predict human behavior more precisely, working with scientists from the Cambridge University Psychometrics Center. The United States represented a critical new market. Europe has strict privacy protections that limit the use of personal information, but America is more lightly regulated, allowing the sale of huge troves of consumer data to any company or candidate who can afford them.

In 2013, Cambridge Analytica was created as SCL’s American operation, and the two companies today share many of their roughly 200 employees, several top executives, and offices in New York and Washington.

To develop its profiling system, Cambridge conducts detailed psychological surveys — by phone and online — of tens of thousands of people, differentiating them by five traits, a model widely used by behavioral researchers.

Uniquely, the company claims to be able to extrapolate those findings to millions of other people it has not surveyed, assigning them one of 32 distinct personality types. Cambridge then blends those profiles with commercial data and voting histories, revealing “hidden voter trends and behavioral triggers,” according to a 2016 company brochure.

Those profiles, in turn, would allow campaigns to customize advertising, direct-mail slogans and door-knocking scripts, each calibrated to prod the targeted voter toward — or away from — a candidate.

The promise of psychometrics appealed to Mr. Mercer, a computer scientist who made a fortune helping to lead Renaissance Technologies, a Long Island-based hedge fund. Mr. Mercer and his daughter Rebekah presided over a growing political empire that included millions of dollars in contributions to conservative groups and a stake in Breitbart, whose nationalist and racially antagonistic content prefigured Mr. Trump’s presidential campaign.

Mr. Mercer became Cambridge’s principal investor, according to two former employees. (Like several others interviewed for this article, they spoke on the condition of anonymity, citing nondisclosure agreements and the threat of lawsuits.) Mr. Bannon, the family’s political guru, also advised the company and served as vice president of its board, according to Delaware public records.

Mr. Mercer has never spoken publicly about his policy views in depth, but his giving is eclectic: He has financed anti-Clinton documentaries, right-wing media watchdogs, libertarian think tanks and both Senator Ted Cruz, a religious conservative, and Mr. Trump, a thrice-married nationalist.

“The genius here is Bob, and the billionaire in this is Bob, and the person with the extreme views of how the world should be is Bob,” said David Magerman, a Renaissance research scientist who was recently suspended after criticizing his boss’s support for Mr. Trump.

In the run-up to the 2014 elections, Breitbart, under Mr. Bannon, set up a London office and made common cause with populist conservatives in Europe. But back in the United States, Cambridge was at first slow to land big accounts. It was rebuffed by the political network overseen by the billionaire conservative brothers Charles G. and David H. Koch, to which the Mercers were major donors. Federal Election Commission records show that the firm had nine clients in House and Senate races that year, among them three “super PACs” partly financed by Mr. Mercer.

As the 2016 presidential campaign began, however, Cambridge landed a marquee political client: Mr. Cruz, the Texas senator. Mr. Mercer seeded a super PAC with $11 million to support him.

Cambridge had a talented salesman in Mr. Nix, an Eton-educated SCL director chosen to lead the American effort. Among colleagues, his skills at cajoling clients are legendary. At an office party at a London dog track in the summer of 2015, one young employee offered an affectionate toast.

“He is so smooth he’ll rub shoulders with politicians and their campaigns,” the employee joked, according to a video of the event posted on YouTube, “and, in their face, tell them he’s going to rip them off.”

‘Not About Tricking People’

But Cambridge’s psychographic models proved unreliable in the Cruz presidential campaign, according to Rick Tyler, a former Cruz aide, and another consultant involved in the campaign. In one early test, more than half the Oklahoma voters whom Cambridge had identified as Cruz supporters actually favored other candidates. The campaign stopped using Cambridge’s data entirely after the South Carolina primary.

“When they were hired, from the outset it didn’t strike me that they had a wide breadth of experience in the American political landscape,” Mr. Tyler said.

Ms. Mercer and Mr. Bannon were aggressive advocates for Cambridge. When the campaign disputed a $2.5 million invoice, they lit into Mr. Cruz’s senior campaign team during a conference call, according to the consultant. Cambridge Analytica, Ms. Mercer and Mr. Bannon claimed, was the only thing keeping Mr. Cruz afloat. (The company declined to comment on the exchange, as did a personal spokeswoman for Mr. Bannon and the Mercers.)

After the Cruz campaign flamed out, Mr. Nix persuaded Mr. Trump’s digital director, Brad Parscale, to try out the firm. Its data products were considered for Mr. Trump’s critical get-out-the-vote operation. But tests showed Cambridge’s data and models were slightly less effective than the existing Republican National Committee system, according to three former Trump campaign aides.

Mr. Bannon at one point agreed to expand the company’s role, according to the aides, authorizing Cambridge to oversee a $5 million purchase of television ads. But after some of them appeared on cable channels in Washington, D.C. — hardly an election battleground — Cambridge’s involvement in television targeting ended.

In postelection conversations with potential clients, Cambridge has promoted itself as the brains behind Mr. Trump’s upset victory. One brochure circulated to clients this year, which details Cambridge’s expertise in behavioral targeting, also calls the company’s “pivotal role” in electing Mr. Trump its “biggest success politically in the United States.”

Trump aides, though, said Cambridge had played a relatively modest role, providing personnel who worked alongside other analytics vendors on some early digital advertising and using conventional microtargeting techniques. Later in the campaign, Cambridge also helped set up Mr. Trump’s polling operation and build turnout models used to guide the candidate’s spending and travel schedule. None of those efforts involved psychographics.

In some recent public settings, Cambridge executives have acknowledged that. “I don’t want to break your heart; we actually didn’t do any psychographics with the Trump campaign,” Matt Oczkowski, Cambridge’s head of product, said at a postelection panel hosted by Google in December.

The firm’s claims about its client base have also shifted. As recently as October, the firm said it had 50 clients in the 2016 elections. But a company spokesman said federal elections records showing just a dozen were correct.

The spokesman also said neither Cambridge nor SCL had done any work, paid or unpaid, with the pro-“Brexit” Leave.eu campaign last year, although Mr. Nix once claimed that Cambridge had helped “supercharge” Leave.eu’s social media campaign. British authorities are now investigating the company’s exact role with Leave.eu and whether Cambridge’s techniques violated British and European privacy laws.

At a conference in Munich last month, Alexander Tayler, Cambridge’s chief data officer, dodged a question about whether Cambridge would work with far-right parties in European elections this year. He also played down the role of psychological profiling in the company’s work, much of which, Mr. Tayler suggested, is still based on traditional data analytics and marketing.

“It’s not about being sinister,” Mr. Tayler said. “It’s not about tricking people into voting for a candidate who they wouldn’t otherwise support. It’s just about making marketing more efficient.”

Looking to Expand

Even before the election, according to one former employee, Cambridge employees attended sessions about soliciting government business in the United States — where Mr. Trump now oversees the federal bureaucracy and Mr. Bannon is arguably the White House’s most powerful staff member. According to documents obtained by The Times, SCL is pursuing work for at least a dozen federal agencies, including the Commerce Department and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Mr. Bannon’s spokeswoman said he stepped down from the Cambridge board in August, when he joined the Trump campaign, and “has no financial involvement” with the firm currently. She declined to say whether Mr. Bannon previously held equity in the firm.

Late last month, SCL executives met with Pentagon officials who advise the Joint Chiefs of Staff on information warfare. A reference document submitted in advance of that meeting indicates that the company has worked as a subcontractor on roughly a dozen Pentagon projects, many of them “counter-radicalization” assessments in Pakistan and Yemen.

Such intelligence work is the bread and butter of SCL’s government contracting in other countries. And the firm’s experience in trying to influence Muslim sentiment abroad dovetails with Mr. Trump and Mr. Bannon’s focus on combating the Islamic State.

The Washington Post reported last month that SCL had secured a contract for a similar program at the State Department and was seeking military and Homeland Security work.

In an email, a Joint Chiefs spokesman confirmed that the Pentagon meeting, first reported by BuzzFeed, had occurred, but said he could not elaborate on the discussions “in order to avoid any undue influence or unintended consequences.”

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At the moment, according to former employees, Cambridge has relatively few well-known corporate clients in the United States. Among them are ECI New York, a clothing company, and Goldline, which sells gold coins and markets heavily to listeners of conservative talk radio.

A spokesman for MasterCard declined to say if it would do business with Cambridge. The Yankees did not sign on.

But Mr. Nix appears to have bigger ambitions. “I think were are on the cusp of something enormous,” he said.

Data science is about to reshape marketing, Mr. Nix maintained, and the big advertising conglomerates would survive only by developing their own targeting technology — or acquiring companies like Cambridge.

“Those agencies that don’t adapt will die,” Mr. Nix said.

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Trump addresses strategy on Iran nuclear deal (full speech)

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President Trump unveils the United States’ new strategy on the Iran nuclear deal.

Tillerson responds to Corker’s ‘castration’ remark 

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After Sen. Bob Corker criticized President Donald Trump for his “castration” of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, the secretary responded by saying he is “fully intact.”

12:36 PM 10/16/2017 – Surveillance Reform: The Fourth Amendments Long, Slow, Goodbye 

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Donald Trump and WikiLeaks aren’t even trying to hide their collusion anymore 

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Investigators are still piecing together how the Donald Trump campaign and international cyberterrorist group WikiLeaks were communicating and coordinating their efforts during the course of the 2016 election. Although Trump’s longtime friend Roger Stone bragged that he was using backchannels to coordinate with WikiLeaks, the rest of the effort was a secret one. However, at this point, Trump and WikiLeaks are no longer even trying to hide it.

Last night Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks and a wanted fugitive who’s spent years hiding out in a basement closet, had an unhinged meltdown about Hillary Clinton. Assange posted a series of deranged tweets about Clinton’s “menacing glares” and far worse. It raised the question of whether perhaps Assange should be taken to a mental institution instead of a prison once he’s eventually apprehended. It was also one more reminder that WikiLeaks, the Russian government, and the Donald Trump campaign treasonously conspired to rig the election in in favor of Trump and against Clinton.

So how did Donald Trump handle Assange’s meltdown about Clinton? By joining in. Trump hadn’t tweeted about her in quite some time. Yet this morning he couldn’t wait to tweet “I was recently asked if Crooked Hillary Clinton is going to run in 2020? My answer was, ‘I hope so!’” It’s not a coincidence that Assange and Trump suddenly have the same message: they’re colluding as we speak to create a media distraction. They must know that a bombshell story is about to surface which helps expose their election rigging scheme, and they’re trying to force that bombshell to share some headline space with the Hillary controversy they’re manufacturing.

During the course of the 2016 election, Russian government hackers stole personal information from the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic Party. It then gave that information to Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, which often altered that information to appear scandalous. WikiLeaks coordinated with the Donald Trump campaign to release that (dis)information at the most opportune time for Trump. Everyone knows this. All that’s left is to prove it, so everyone involved can face charges.

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12:28 PM 10/16/2017 – Timeline of Trump and Obstruction of Justice: Key Dates and Events 

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4:06 PM 10/18/2017 – Trump On Gays: Pence Wants To ‘Hang Them All’

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12:54 PM 10/18/2017: Russian Trolls Factory: “THE “AMERICAN DESK” CONTINUES ITS WORK…” – from RBC – Russian Journalists’ Report 18.10.2017 18:39 Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:39:46 +0200 The Russian news outlet TV Rain cited a former employee of t…

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Mother Jones Russian Journalists Just Published a Bombshell Investigation About a Kremlin-Linked “Troll Factory” Mother Jones A notorious Russian internet “troll factory” spent about $2.3 million during the 2016 election cycle to meddle …

» 9:41 AM 10/18/2017: In Italian Schools, Reading, Writing and Recognizing Fake News – NYT
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CNN President Trump today: Live updates CNN “Knew what he signed up for”: President Trump is facing backlash after he reportedly told the widow of a US serviceman killed in Niger that “he knew what he signed up for.” …

» Trump Claims Congresswoman Lied About His Call To Army Widow
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The president was said to have told the woman her husband “must have known what he signed up for.”

» 8:10 AM 10/18/2017 – Video: GOP CALLS GROW TO END TRUMP-RUSSIA INVESTIGATIONS IN CONGRESS THIS YEAR
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» Wednesday’s best TV – Army: Behind the New Frontlines; Trump and Russia: Sex, Spies and Scandal – The Guardian
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» Trump has repeatedly politicized military service and sacrifice – CNN
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CNN Trump has repeatedly politicized military service and sacrifice CNN (CNN) President Donald Trump , though often acting as a champion of the military, has at times politicized the sacrifice of those who paid a terrible price in the na…

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» As Congressional Investigations Wear On, Some Eye a Finish – U.S. News & World Report
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» Trump Declares War On Halloween With Another Weird Christmas Rant
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» As congressional investigations wear on, some eye a finish – San Francisco Chronicle
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San Francisco Chronicle As congressional investigations wear on, some eye a finish San Francisco Chronicle C., left, and Vice Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., update reporters on the status of their inquiry into Russian interference in the 2…

» Ivanka Trump Claims She Had A ‘Punk Phase,’ But Folks Online Aren’t Buying It
18/10/17 06:35 from Saved Stories – None
“Ripped a fishnet stocking while getting out of the limo.”

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Financial Times Trump welcomes Greece’s Tsipras to White House Financial Times Not a moment did I feel threatened at any time ,” said Mr Tsipras, who was the first western leader not to wear a tie in a public appearance with Mr Trump . U…

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» ‘Repulsive Oaf’ Trump Ripped For What He Said To Slain Soldier’s Widow
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The president’s attempt to comfort a grieving widow gets panned.

» Millennial Mormons Abandon Political Labels In The Age Of Trump
18/10/17 06:34 from Saved Stories – None
In interviews with HuffPost, Utah college students said they were increasingly turned off by both the Republican and Democratic parties.

» Mother Of Slain Teen To Trump: Defend All LGBTQ People, Not Just My Child
18/10/17 06:33 from Saved Stories – None
“It shouldn’t have taken for a child to lose his life.”

» Senate Presses Ex-Trump Aide’s Son for Documents in Russia Probe: Source – U.S. News & World Report
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» State Dept. Reveals 2800 Documents From Huma Abedin Found on Anthony Weiner’s Computer – Washington Free Beacon (blog)
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Washington Free Beacon (blog) State Dept. Reveals 2800 Documents From Huma Abedin Found on Anthony Weiner’s Computer Washington Free Beacon (blog) The FBI found 2,800 documents on Anthony Weiner’s personal laptop related to his estranged…

» Marco Rubio declines Nicolas Maduro’s invite to visit Venezuela
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Sen. Marco Rubio has a lot of reasons not to visit Venezuela. The Florida senator successfully pushed the Trump administration to take a hard line on the Venezuelan government, managed … Click to Continue »

» Yes, Mr. President, the public is ‘sick,’ but not of the Russia probe – Chicago Tribune
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Chicago Tribune Yes, Mr. President, the public is ‘sick,’ but not of the Russia probe Chicago Tribune About “the whole Russian thing,” President Donald Trump was emphatic during a news conference Monday afternoon: “There has been absolut…

» Gold Star Mom Blasts Trump For Delayed Response To Soldiers’ Deaths
17/10/17 19:44 from Saved Stories – None
“When you don’t even acknowledge the sacrifice or the death, then it’s like you don’t even care.”

» Donald Trump has a longstanding love-hate relationship with Forbes’ rich lists – Quartz
17/10/17 19:44 from Saved Stories – None
Quartz Donald Trump has a longstanding love-hate relationship with Forbes’ rich lists Quartz Few things trigger Donald Trump like suggesting that he’s not as wealthy as he claims to be. Every year, Forbes ranks the 400 richest Americans….

» What The Republican ACA Sabotage Means For You
17/10/17 19:44 from Saved Stories – None
T.S. Eliot in his poem “The Wasteland” called April the cruelest month. For American health care consumers, the cruelest

» ISIS Fast Facts – KTVQ Billings News
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ISIS Fast Facts KTVQ Billings News ISIS aims to create an Islamic state called a caliphate across Iraq, Syria and beyond. The group is implementing Sharia Law, rooted in eighth century Islam, to establish a society that mirrors the regio…

» Putin Rival Ties Kushner Meeting to Kremlin Bankers – NBCNews.com
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NBCNews.com Putin Rival Ties Kushner Meeting to Kremlin Bankers NBCNews.com A prominent exiled Russian oligarch said in an exclusive interview with NBC News that he is nearly certain Russian President Vladimir Putin tried to collaborate …

» No, Roger Stone and Donald Trump Are Not LGBT Allies – Advocate.com
17/10/17 19:27 from Saved Stories – None
Advocate.com No, Roger Stone and Donald Trump Are Not LGBT Allies Advocate.com … wrote a defense of Stone that BuzzFeed published Friday under the headline “People May Hate Roger Stone , But He’s an LGBT Ally.” Stone is a political con…

» Why did Trump win? Hillary Clinton appears to have no goddamned idea – The Spinoff
17/10/17 19:27 from Saved Stories – None
The Spinoff Why did Trump win? Hillary Clinton appears to have no goddamned idea The Spinoff The police investigated , seized the laptop, found Clinton’s emails and took them to the FBI , who, ten days before election, reopened the email…

» Public RSS-Feed of Mike Nova. Created with the PIXELMECHANICS ‘GPlusRSS-Webtool’ at http://gplusrss.com: 2:20 PM 10/17/2017 – Mass Shootings News Review
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» Public RSS-Feed of Mike Nova. Created with the PIXELMECHANICS ‘GPlusRSS-Webtool’ at http://gplusrss.com: 2:16 PM 10/17/2017 – ALL POSTS ON G+
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» Public RSS-Feed of Mike Nova. Created with the PIXELMECHANICS ‘GPlusRSS-Webtool’ at http://gplusrss.com: Posts1:07 PM 10/17/2017 – Как работает “американский отдел” троллей
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» Public RSS-Feed of Mike Nova. Created with the PIXELMECHANICS ‘GPlusRSS-Webtool’ at http://gplusrss.com: Data Firm Says ‘Secret Sauce’ Aided Trump; Many Scoff
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» Public RSS-Feed of Mike Nova. Created with the PIXELMECHANICS ‘GPlusRSS-Webtool’ at http://gplusrss.com: 2:04 PM 10/16/2017 – Clinton on Putin: ‘Keep an eye on him, because he’s not done’ – CNN
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2:04 PM 10/16/2017 – Clinton on Putin: ‘Keep an eye on him, because he’s not done’ – CNN Saved Stories – Trump Investigations Report Saved Stories – Trump Investigations Report Trump addresses strategy on Iran nuclear deal (full speech) …

» Trump addresses strategy on Iran nuclear deal (full speech)
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From: Trump Duration: 18:34 President Trump unveils the United States’ new strategy on the Iran nuclear deal.

» Tillerson responds to Corker’s ‘castration’ remark
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From: Trump Duration: 01:05 After Sen. Bob Corker criticized President Donald Trump for his “castration” of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, the secretary responded by saying he is “fully intact.”

» The founders of the firm behind the Trump-Russia dossier say they’ll refuse to testify before the House Intelligence … – Business Insider
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Business Insider The founders of the firm behind the Trump – Russia dossier say they’ll refuse to testify before the House Intelligence … Business Insider The founders of the opposition-research firm that produced the dossier alleging …

» Trump, McConnell set for tense talks at Monday meeting – Fox News
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Fox News Trump , McConnell set for tense talks at Monday meeting Fox News Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is set to sit down with President Donald Trump Monday in a White House meeting that could help patch their relationship, whi…

» Moscow’s Plan to Beat Sanctions? ‘Russia First!’ – Daily Beast
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Daily Beast Moscow’s Plan to Beat Sanctions? ‘Russia First!’ Daily Beast The liberal wing of the Russian elite also speaks about the center of Putin’s power being cornered: “We have come to the edge,” Russian former finance minister Alek…

» Putin is winning the propaganda war, as Trump plays along | Farmer – NJ.com
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NJ.com Putin is winning the propaganda war, as Trump plays along | Farmer NJ.com To foment this current standoff Trump , in another fit of dyspepsia, has suggested it’s time for government to revoke the licenses of NBC and other offendin…

» Clinton on Putin: ‘Keep an eye on him, because he’s not done’ – CNN
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CNN Clinton on Putin : ‘Keep an eye on him, because he’s not done’ CNN Washington (CNN) Hillary Clinton acknowledged that Russian President Vladimir Putin has notched some victories against the US and issued a warning that he still poses…

» ‪Donald Trump has become radioactive ‬
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‪Donald Trump has become radioactive ‬ Donald Trump has become radioactive This is stunning

» ‪Donald Trump’s own people are now finishing him off ‬
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‪Donald Trump’s own people are now finishing him off ‬ Donald Trump’s own people are now finishing him off We’ve never seen anything like this

» Donald Trump and WikiLeaks aren’t even trying to hide their collusion anymore
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Investigators are still piecing together how the Donald Trump campaign and international cyberterrorist group WikiLeaks were communicating and coordinating their efforts during the course of the 2016 election. Although Trump’s long…

» Donald Trump campaign ramps up 2020 re-election fundraising – Center for Public Integrity
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Center for Public Integrity Donald Trump campaign ramps up 2020 re- election fundraising Center for Public Integrity On one end, Trump, both by choice and circumstance, remains tethered to his 2016 presidential election effort. A federal…

» Why are Russian media outlets hyping the Mueller investigation? – SFGate
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The Daily Advertiser (blog) Why are Russian media outlets hyping the Mueller investigation ? SFGate Cybersecurity sleuths claim Russia used Pokemon Go to inflame racial tensions and accuse Twitter of deleting crucial data detailing Russi…

» Russian internet trolls were required to watch ‘House of Cards’: report – The Hill (blog)
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Russian internet trolls were required to watch ‘House of Cards’: report The Hill (blog) In an interview with Russian TV station Rain, a former member of the Russian operation to interfere in the 2016 election reportedly claimed the group…

» Is Facebook Blocking Access To Data For Reporters Seeking To Probe Russian Infiltration In 2016 Election? – The National Memo (blog)
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The National Memo (blog) Is Facebook Blocking Access To Data For Reporters Seeking To Probe Russian Infiltration In 2016 Election ? The National Memo (blog) The mystery is deepening over how much Facebook knows about Russian use of the s…

» Facebook Is Looking for Employees With National Security Clearances – Bloomberg
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Bloomberg Facebook Is Looking for Employees With National Security Clearances Bloomberg … to the Russian government. Special counsel Robert Mueller, who is examining Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election as well as it…

» Sleazy Russian ads demand action from Facebook, Google – Lowell Sun
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The Star Online Sleazy Russian ads demand action from Facebook, Google Lowell Sun … that information about buyers of all ads , including political ads , was confidential. After the 2016 election , CEO Mark Zuckerberg called the idea th…

» Facebook scrubbed potentially damning Russia data before researchers could analyze it further
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Facebook scrubbed potentially damning Russia data before researchers could analyze it further    Business Insider

» Elections 2016 Investigation – Google News: Facebook Can’t Do Congress’ Job – U.S. News & World Report
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U.S. News & World Report Facebook Can’t Do Congress’ Job U.S. News & World Report In the last few months we have learned an extraordinary amount about Russian efforts to use social media to influence the 2016 election (though there is su…

» COINTELPRO 2? FBI Targets “Black Identity Extremists” Despite Surge in White Supremacist Violence – Wortfm
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COINTELPRO 2? FBI Targets “Black Identity Extremists” Despite Surge in White Supremacist Violence Wortfm Instead, the memo reads: “The FBI assesses it is very likely Black Identity Extremist (BIE) perceptions of police brutality against …

» Trump’s National-Security Team Needs More Politicians, Fewer Generals – National Review
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National Review Trump’s National-Security Team Needs More Politicians, Fewer Generals National Review Donald Trump has some amazing political talents, or he would not be president. He understood the mood of the electorate better than all…

» Don’t Reform Section 702 Just for the Sake of Reform – Lawfare (blog)
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Don’t Reform Section 702 Just for the Sake of Reform Lawfare (blog) And lots of people have instinctive difficulty vesting powerful authorities in the hands of the intelligence community under President Donald Trump . The House Judiciary…

» Firm behind Trump-Russia dossier balks at House subpoena – The News Tribune
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The Spokesman-Review Firm behind Trump-Russia dossier balks at House subpoena The News Tribune The dossier contends that Russia amassed compromising information about Trump and engaged in an effort to influence the outcome of the 2016 pr…

» Russia, Trump And The Hate Machine! – ChicagoNow (blog)
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RT Russia, Trump And The Hate Machine! ChicagoNow (blog) Slowly but surely we’re beginning to unravel the mystery behind the Russian Federation’s injecting itself into our political process . In many ways it reads something like a scienc…

» 12:28 PM 10/16/2017 – Timeline of Trump and Obstruction of Justice: Key Dates and Events
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Trump Investigations Report | Latest Posts Trump Investigations Report from mikenova (18 sites) FBI News Review: 12:12 PM 10/16/2017 FBI: Oh, by the way, we just found 30 pages of information about the Clinton/Lynch tarmac meeting C…

» Bill de Blasio’s Police Reform Agenda has Achieved Much and Disappointed Many – City Limits
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City Limits Bill de Blasio’s Police Reform Agenda has Achieved Much and Disappointed Many City Limits The most widely cited crime count—the major seven felonies that are reported to the FBI —were down 8.6 percent from 2013 to 2016. Over …

» 12:36 PM 10/16/2017 – Surveillance Reform: The Fourth Amendments Long, Slow, Goodbye
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Trump Investigations Report | Latest Posts Trump Investigations Report from mikenova (18 sites) FBI News Review: 12:12 PM 10/16/2017 FBI: Oh, by the way, we just found 30 pages of information about the Clinton/Lynch tarmac meeting C…

» Trump doubles down on tough immigration proposals – The Hill
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The Hill Trump doubles down on tough immigration proposals The Hill President Trump on Monday praised his administration’s work on immigration enforcement and border security, saying he’s “going to take it five steps further.” Speaking t…

» ‘$10m for the removal of Donald Trump’ – do political bounties ever work?
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The Hustler publisher Larry Flynt has promised a large reward for information that leads to the downfall of the US president. Such offers are an age-old weapon in the arsenal of the aggrieved If there is something public discourse could …

» Ivanka Trump Helped Get Mike Flynn in White House By Praising His ‘Amazing Loyalty’ – Newsweek
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Newsweek Ivanka Trump Helped Get Mike Flynn in White House By Praising His ‘Amazing Loyalty’ Newsweek At the time, Flynn was—and remains—a subject of the federal investigation into Russia’s meddling efforts throughout the 2016 election. …

» Hurricanes Present Economic Opportunity For Trump – Forbes
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Hurricanes Present Economic Opportunity For Trump Forbes Last April, President Trump announced investigations into imports of steel and aluminum under a trade law known as “Section 232.” The results of this investigation would provide an…

» Every US President Faces a Major Crisis. What Will Trump’s Be? – TIME
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Every US President Faces a Major Crisis. What Will Trump’s Be? TIME Russian President Vladimir Putin had high hopes for the incoming Trump administration, and while Trump has given every indication he would like to work closely with Puti…

» Donald Trump, demolitions expert – MSNBC
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MSNBC Donald Trump , demolitions expert MSNBC Donald Trump , apparently annoyed by a New York Times piece, was eager to point to some of his perceived accomplishments over the weekend. Among the presidential achievements he touted: scrap…

» Margaret Sullivan: Trump’s threats against the press may be toothless, but they’re far from harmless – Salt Lake Tribune
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Salt Lake Tribune Margaret Sullivan: Trump’s threats against the press may be toothless, but they’re far from harmless Salt Lake Tribune After the election, he pressured the FBI director to consider sending reporters to jail for publishi…

» Ivanka Trump shoved aside Chris Christie to offer Michael Flynn any job he wanted in White House: report – Raw Story
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Raw Story Ivanka Trump shoved aside Chris Christie to offer Michael Flynn any job he wanted in White House: report Raw Story According to a report in The New Yorker, presidential daughter Ivanka Trump reportedly commandeered a Trump tran…

» Immigrant Ivana Trump: Syrian refugees don’t dress well enough to come to the United States – The Mercury News
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The Mercury News Immigrant Ivana Trump : Syrian refugees don’t dress well enough to come to the United States The Mercury News For example, she dismisses a recent report by the New Yorker and ProPublica which found that Ivanka and Donald…

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» Surveillance “Reform”: The Fourth Amendment’s Long, Slow, Goodbye
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Patrick Eddington Over 16 years after the 9/11 attacks and the subsequent repeated passage or renewal of draconian “temporary” but “emergency” domestic surveillance laws in response, it’s fair to ask: Have we officially abandoned t…

» Firm Behind Trump-Russia Dossier Balks at House Subpoena – Bloomberg
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Bloomberg Firm Behind Trump – Russia Dossier Balks at House Subpoena Bloomberg Washington (AP) — A political research firm behind a dossier of allegations about President Donald Trump’s connections to Russia is balking at subpoenas from…

» Russia tried to use Pokemon Go to stoke racial tensions in the US – Fox News
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Fox News Russia tried to use Pokemon Go to stoke racial tensions in the US Fox News Russia’s meddling in U.S. politics and society ahead of the 2016 presidential election keeps getting weirder. The Kremlin-backed campaign of so-called fa…

» Yahoo: Russian trolls watched ‘House of Cards’ to learn about US politics – CNN
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CNN Yahoo: Russian trolls watched ‘House of Cards’ to learn about US politics CNN He was referring to a story he wrote, published on Sunday, in which an interview broadcast in Russian with a former member of the troll factory revealed th…

» Firm behind Trump-Russia dossier balks at House subpoena – Washington Post
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The Olympian Firm behind Trump – Russia dossier balks at House subpoena Washington Post WASHINGTON — A political research firm behind a dossier of allegations about President Donald Trump’s connections to Russia is balking at subpoenas f…

» mikenov on Twitter: 12:28 PM 10/16/2017 – Timeline of Trump and Obstruction of Justice: Key Dates and Events trumpinvestigations.org/blog/2017/10/1…
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» Timeline of Trump and Obstruction of Justice: Key Dates and Events
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Artin Afkhami Did President Donald Trump or other U.S. officials engage in an obstruction of justice with respect to the Russia investigation? There are three scenarios which raise that question. It’s important to keep each of them in mi…

» Supreme Court to intervene over privacy of Trump administration, emails and Microsoft servers – PBS NewsHour
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PBS NewsHour Supreme Court to intervene over privacy of Trump administration, emails and Microsoft servers PBS NewsHour In 2013, federal investigators obtained a warrant under a 1986 law for emails from an account they believe was being …

» Opinion: We must stop politicizing tragedy – The Ledger
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Opinion: We must stop politicizing tragedy The Ledger Perhaps the most famous case in the past two decades is the Patriot Act. Shortly after 9/11, congress implemented and passed the Patriot Act. This act allowed three-letter agencies — …

» UPDATE – Putin halts North Korea ties in line with UN demands – KXII-TV
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KXII-TV UPDATE – Putin halts North Korea ties in line with UN demands KXII-TV The White House said that in South Korea, Trump will meet with President Moon Jae-in and “call on the international community to join together in maximizi…

» The apprentice president – Emporia Gazette
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The apprentice president Emporia Gazette A New York Times analysis concludes that Trump and his heirs would enjoy a $1.1 billion windfall under his tax plan. Fairy dust has infected the administration’s … “Donald Trump got elected…

» National Security-Related Congressional Hearings, October 16-21
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Just Security Tuesday, October 17 10:00am – Senate Committee of the Judiciary – Nominations: Gregory G. Katsas to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit; Jeffrey Uhlman Beaverstock to be United States Distric…

» Donald Trump risks repeating the errors made in the run up to the invasion of Iraq – The Independent (blog)
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The Independent (blog) Donald Trump risks repeating the errors made in the run up to the invasion of Iraq The Independent (blog) But the language that Mr Trump is using is dangerous , just as the language he is using about North Korea is…

» Putin Trump – Google News: UPDATE – Putin halts North Korea ties in line with UN demands – WILX-TV
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WILX-TV UPDATE – Putin halts North Korea ties in line with UN demands WILX-TV The White House said that in South Korea, Trump will meet with President Moon Jae-in and “call on the international community to join together in maximizi…

» Don’t Reform Section 702 Just for the Sake of Reform
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Last week on our  Foreign Policy  feed , we wrote about how the USA Liberty Act, which is the House Judiciary Committee’s proposal to reauthorize the Section 702 surveillance program, takes for granted that a “clean reauthorization” is i…

» 11:55 AM 10/16/2017 – TRUMP-RUSSIA INVESTIGATION – from The Early Edition: October 16, 2017
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SYRIA The U.S.-backed Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (S.D.F.) began their final push to oust Islamic State militants from Raqqa yesterday, marking the last phase to combat the militants in their de facto capital in Syria and after …

» 12:03 PM 10/16/2017 – How history readied Putin to disrupt the US election – Axios
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» What Melania Trump could learn from Monica Lewinsky – Chicago Tribune
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Chicago Tribune What Melania Trump could learn from Monica Lewinsky Chicago Tribune Melania Trump could learn a thing or two about courage from Lewinsky. America seemingly has given Trump a pass on her obligations as first lady. It is cl…

» Republican lawmakers’ troubles deepen as Koch donors and Bannon take aim – Los Angeles Times
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Los Angeles Times Republican lawmakers’ troubles deepen as Koch donors and Bannon take aim Los Angeles Times For other lawmakers, however, the GOP dilemma has become an existential question. The party remains deeply split between its est…

» Inside the ‘adult day-care center’: How aides try to control and coerce Trump – Washington Post
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Washington Post Inside the ‘adult day-care center’: How aides try to control and coerce Trump Washington Post During the campaign, when President Trump’s advisers team wanted him to stop talking about a certain issue — such as when he at…

» Russia Funding Taliban in War Against NATO Troops – TOLOnews
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TOLOnews Russia Funding Taliban in War Against NATO Troops TOLOnews The report said that Russia’s intelligence services are sending fleets of fuel tankers into Afghanistan through the Hairatan border crossing with Uzbekistan to companies…

» Trump allies worry that losing the House means impeachment – CNN
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CNN Trump allies worry that losing the House means impeachment CNN If Republicans forfeit the House, Democrats will almost certainly create a spectacle that will derail conservatives’ agenda and the remainder of Trump’s first term — a s…

» Public RSS-Feed of Mike Nova. Created with the PIXELMECHANICS ‘GPlusRSS-Webtool’ at http://gplusrss.com: 12:12 PM 10/16/2017 – FBI: Oh, by the way, we just found 30 pages of information about the Clinton/Lynch…
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» Public RSS-Feed of Mike Nova. Created with the PIXELMECHANICS ‘GPlusRSS-Webtool’ at http://gplusrss.com: How history readied Putin to disrupt the US election – Axios
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How history readied Putin to disrupt the US election – Axios Trump Investigations Report | Latest Posts Trump Investigations Report from mikenova (18 sites) Trump – Google News: Trump dares ‘crooked’ Hillary to run again after she blames…

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» How history readied Putin to disrupt the US election – Axios
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Axios How history readied Putin to disrupt the US election Axios U.S. investigators are probing whether Russia relied on clandestine American help to identify political soft spots and pressure points in its campaign to disrupt the 2016 e…

» Manafort Got $60 Million from Russian Oligarch – Patheos (blog)
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» 7:22 AM 10/16/2017 The Method To The Moron’s Madness » Donald Trump: Further reading – FT | » Donald Trump | The Guardian: How Fallon fell: why is the late-night host floundering in Trump’s America?
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» Dissident on Trump era: ‘China, Russia, they all laugh about it’ – The Hill (blog)
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The Hill (blog) Dissident on Trump era: ‘China, Russia , they all laugh about it’ The Hill (blog) Chinese dissident and artist Ai Weiwei said in a new interview that China and Russia are laughing at the U.S. under President Trump . Weiwe…

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11:55 AM 10/16/2017 – TRUMP-RUSSIA INVESTIGATION – from The Early Edition: October 16, 2017 SYRIA The U.S.-backed Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (S.D.F.) began their final push to oust Islamic State militants from Raqqa yesterday, …

» mikenov on Twitter: 11:55 AM 10/16/2017 – TRUMP-RUSSIA INVESTIGATION – from The Early Edition: October 16, 2017 trumpinvestigations.org/blog/2017/10/1…
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» The Early Edition: October 16, 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. SOMALIA More than 300 have been killed in a double explosion in Somalia’s cap…

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Puerto Rico News: 11:37 AM 10/16/2017 – Trump has badly undercut his… : The Health 202: Trump has badly undercut his own administration on Puerto Rico – Washington Post Monday October 16 th , 2017  at  11:… The main news st…

» Puerto Rico News: 11:37 AM 10/16/2017 – Trump has badly undercut his own administration on Puerto Rico – Washington Post
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The Health 202: Trump has badly undercut his own administration on Puerto Rico – Washington Post Monday October 16 th , 2017  at  11:35 AM Trump Under Federal Investigation – Google News 1 Share Washington Post The Health 202:&…

» In Puerto Rico, Tesla is Doing What Donald Trump Isn’t—Fixing it – Newsweek
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Newsweek In Puerto Rico, Tesla is Doing What Donald Trump Isn’t—Fixing it Newsweek Almost one month after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, technology firms like Tesla are stepping in to fill the relief-effort void that many percei…

» The Health 202: Trump has badly undercut his own administration on Puerto Rico – Washington Post
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Washington Post The Health 202: Trump has badly undercut his own administration on Puerto Rico Washington Post But Trump’s reassurances of support came only after several federal agencies scrambled Thursday to clarify that they’re as dev…

» Gay conservatives shocked that the Trump Administration is anti-LGBT – LGBTQ Nation
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LGBTQ Nation Gay conservatives shocked that the Trump Administration is anti-LGBT LGBTQ Nation With his political pandering and posturing to endear himself to the intolerant wing of the GOP over the last few years, it doesn’t surprise me…

» Cambridge Analytica, the shady data firm that might be a key Trump-Russia link, explained – Vox
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Vox Cambridge Analytica, the shady data firm that might be a key Trump-Russia link, explained Vox The Daily Beast reported last week that the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence is looking into a data analytics company calle…

» 9:02 AM 10/16/2017 – Cyber cold war is just getting started, claims Hillary Clinton – The Guardian
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» Idea of Islamic State gaining even while territory is lost – UPI.com
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UPI.com Idea of Islamic State gaining even while territory is lost UPI.com Oct. 16 (UPI) — Despite triumphal assertions from capitals such as Baghdad that the Islamic State has been “defeated” in Iraq and Syria, and that its self-profes…

» 9:17 AM 10/16/2017 – Donald Trump unwittingly tips off that the New York Times is about to drop a major Trump-Russia bombshell
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» Trump reportedly mocks Mike Pence’s ultraconservative views, once joking that he ‘wants to hang’ all gay people – Business Insider
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Business Insider Trump reportedly mocks Mike Pence’s ultraconservative views, once joking that he ‘wants to hang’ all gay people Business Insider Mayer cited a longtime Trump associate as saying the president liked to keep Pence in check…

» Here′s the Memo the Kremlin-Linked Lawyer Took to the Meeting With Donald Trump Jr. – Foreign Policy (blog)
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Foreign Policy (blog) Here′s the Memo the Kremlin-Linked Lawyer Took to the Meeting With Donald Trump Jr. Foreign Policy (blog) Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya arrived at a June 2016 meeting with Donald Trump Jr. armed with a set of…

» Ukraine’s ‘Most Wanted’ Oligarch – Forbes
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Forbes Ukraine’s ‘Most Wanted’ Oligarch Forbes Some American investors are suffering as the result. … To Poroshenko’s credit, most of this happened under the previous administration of President Viktor Yanukovych, a close friend and po…

» 9:52 AM 10/16/2017 – Cambridge Analytica, the shady data firm that might be a key Trump-Russia link, explained
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Cambridge Analytica, the shady data firm that might be a key Trump-Russia link, explained Monday October 16th, 2017 at 9:49 AM Vox – All 1 Share The Daily Beast reported last week that the House Permanent Select Committee on Intell…

» Mexican Border State Authorities Probing Assassination of Intel Agent – Breitbart News
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Breitbart News Mexican Border State Authorities Probing Assassination of Intel Agent Breitbart News Despite the significance of having a federal intelligence official murdered, the case went largely unnoticed in Mexico. … Robert Arce i…

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Putin Trump – Google News: Ambassador Huntsman’s first week a whirlwind with Putin, Trump meetings – Salt Lake Tribune
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Ambassador Huntsman’s first week a whirlwind with Putin, Trump meetings
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Washington U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman’s first week in the post was a whirlwind as he landed in Moscow to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin and later flew back to Washington to sit down with President Donald Trump. He also gave …
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Washington U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman’s first week in the post was a whirlwind as he landed in Moscow to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin and later flew back to Washington to sit down with President Donald Trump. He also gave …
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Washington U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman’s first week in the post was a whirlwind as he landed in Moscow to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin and later flew back to Washington to sit down with President Donald Trump. … Huntsman 
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Palmer Report: Robert Mueller makes striking Trump-Russia move in Federal Court

Major news events have often had a way of leaking out on Friday afternoons in Donald Trump’s Russia scandal, sending news outlets scrambling to cover them over the weekends. Now it turns out we may be about to have yet another interesting weekend, thanks to a striking move that Special Counsel Robert Mueller made today in Federal Court that could send shockwaves through everyone involved in the Trump-Russia scandal.

Here’s how ABC News summed up today’s development in a tweet: “Robert Mueller’s team met behind closed doors today w an unknown group of attorneys & chief judge of US District Court in DC” (link). This is far from a typical move for a prosecutor, and it points to something significant being afoot. Most likely, it means Mueller was trying to get approval on something so major it required the involvement of the chief judge, and so tide-turning that the other side’s attorneys were desperately trying to prevent it from happening.

It’s worth pointing out that Robert Mueller has pretty much gotten his way on everything thus far in his investigation. For instance, when he asked for a no-knock warrant for Paul Manafort’s house, a judge granted it. This is because Mueller is savvy enough to only ask for things when he knows he has sufficient justification to receive them. So it’s highly likely that he once again got his way today. Considering the stakes involved, this probably involves a high level raid or an indictment.

So now we wait to see what comes next. Frustratingly for the public, many of Robert Mueller’s moves haven’t leaked out until days or weeks after he’s finished going through with them. But this only serves as a reminder that he’s been three steps ahead of the public and thus three steps ahead of everyone on Donald Trump’s team all along.

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Donald Trump: Radical Self-Care: 6 Ways Activism Is Good For You

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To further the imperfect political analogy, they play roles similar to the ones Ohio, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania did in helping put Donald J. Trump into the Oval Office even though Hillary Clinton won more of the popular vote in November. There are …

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To further the imperfect political analogy, they play roles similar to the ones Ohio, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania did in helping put Donald J. Trump into the Oval Office even though Hillary Clinton won more of the popular vote in November. There are …

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Palmer Report: U.S. Senator acknowledges Russia could have hacked the vote total for Donald Trump

If you’re like me, you’ve known since election night that the results were essentially impossible. It wasn’t inconceivable for Donald Trump to have won, but it was just about impossible for him to have won in the particular way that he did. The polling ended up correct everywhere in the nation except in certain swing states that Trump happened to win. The margins weren’t right. The recounts exposed funny business before Trump-friendly judges shut them down. This election appears all along to have been rigged. Now you’re not alone in acknowledging that scenario, because a U.S. Senator just entered the fray.

Earlier this week, Senate Intel Committee Chair Richard Burr who had largely been on the up and up in the Russia investigation up to now gave a strangely dishonest performance in a press conference. He claimed that Trump Russia dossier author Christopher Steele wasn’t willing to meet with the committee, and then it leaked out the next day that Steele was willing to meet. Burr also claimed to definitively know that Russia didn’t hack in and change actual vote totals. That last part was enough for Senator Ron Wyden, who also sits on the Senate Intel Committee, to speak up and acknowledge the real truth.

Wyden has told Mother Jones that “The chairman said that he can say certifiably that there was no vote tampering. I do not agree with this judgment. I dont think it is possible to know that. There was no systematic analysis of the voting or forensic evaluations of the voting machines.” (link). This is a big deal. Wyden isn’t specifically saying he’s seen evidence of vote total hacking, but he’s the first major politician to publicly acknowledge the possibility. He wouldn’t do this unless he had something to go on.

It’s clear that Senator Wyden knows something we don’t. We don’t yet know what that is. But he’s savvy enough that he wouldn’t publicly float even the possibility of hacked vote totals unless he’s seen something that he knows is going to at least partially back that up. If you’ve studied the vote total math, you’ve known all along that numbers just don’t work that way, and that someone or something altered the totals in key swing states. Wyden is sticking his neck out for a reason. He knows that genie can’t be put back in the bottle. This means we’re going to find out what really happened eventually.

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Fast-forward to the year after Sandy Hook, as President Obama introduced proposals looking to ban automatic weapons, limit magazines to 10 bullets, have universal background checks for all firearms buyers, and increase scrutiny of mental health 
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The university says this is common, but at least one previous speech in the university’s Kuehne Speakers Series, by former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, allowed for news media coverage. Sorry, not this time. Trump Jr. reportedly is being paid $100,000 

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As numbers plunge Trump warns of calm before the storm… attacks contraception coverage moves to nix banking regulations

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Only 24% of Americans believe the country is heading in the right direction, according to an AP poll. Thats a 10-point drop since June. 67% of Americans disapprove of the job Donald Trumps doing, including about a third of Republicans.

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Trump was expected to withdraw his endorsement of the nuclear deal with Iran next week, and used a group photograph before a dinner with military leaders and their spouses to warn cryptically that the evening represented the calm before the storm.

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TRUMP: “Maybe it’s the calm before the storm.”

REPORTER: “What storm Mr. President?”
TRUMP: “You’ll find out.” (via Satellite News) pic.twitter.com/bWMzGrDPNa

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Two new federal rules could result in a loss of contraception coverage for thousands of women, allowing publicly traded for-profit companies and universities to opt out of a so-called contraception mandate by citing a religious or a moral belief.

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The Treasury department recommended rolling back key regulations on Wall Street, including pay disclosure rules. By streamlining the regulatory system, we can make the US capital markets a true source of economic growth, secretary Steve Mnuchin said.

What could go wrong?

Attorney general Jeff Sessions issued a sweeping directive that undercuts federal protections for LGBT people, telling agencies to do as much as possible to accommodate those who claim their religious freedoms are violated.

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Former vice-president Joe Biden issued a scathing denunciation of Trump in a thinktank speech Thursday night, saying: Its not alarmist. Were walking down a very dark path that isolates the United States on the world stage.

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Kathy Cramer, author of the 2016 book “The Politics of Resentment,” said divisive politics is nothing new, but it’s become much more prominent. She said candidates are capitalizing on racial divisions, economic anxiety and the belief that some people 

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Expressing a concern about the security situation in Mali and the threat posed by terrorism and transnational organized crime in the Sahel region, the Council underlined that the efforts by the force of the Group of Five for the Sahel States to counter 

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Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley on Friday asked the FBI to explain how foreign intelligence sharing has affected its use of an unverified dossier containing salacious allegations about President Donald Trump for its Russia investigation. The
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Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley on Friday asked the FBI to explain how foreign intelligence sharing has affected its use of an unverified dossier containing salacious allegations about President Donald Trump for its Russia investigation. The 
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Ambassador Huntsman’s first week a whirlwind with Putin, Trump meetings
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Washington U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman’s first week in the post was a whirlwind as he landed in Moscow to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin and later flew back to Washington to sit down with President Donald Trump. He also gave …
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Trump jokes: Sometimes Hispanics ‘are too tough’ but ‘I have to deal with it’
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President Donald Trump joked Friday afternoon at a Hispanic Heritage Month event that Latino leaders in the U.S. are sometimes too tough, honoring the Hispanic community for its contributions to the nation. You teach our children. You lead our churches.
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The truth is, Trump might not have a better opportunity lying ahead to prove that he can bring Washington and Wall Street to heel, using nothing more than the force of his personality and his outsider style, and after a series of high-profile busts in 

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It was three months after the super-heated 2016 election of Donald Trump and she already felt like her world was falling apart. “I felt like I was in …. And be sure to set a hard limit for your time online, both for your mental and physical health 

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Norms Watch: Democracy, the Trump Administration, and Reactions to It (September 29-October 6)



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THE PRESS AND PUBLIC DISCOURSE

The New York Times reported on long-standing tension and a lack of chemistry between Trump and Tillerson, and NBC reported that Vice President Mike Pences intervention was required to keep Tillerson from resigning this past summer. Tillerson released a statement Wednesday morning denying that he was considering resigning his post.

The Washington Post reported that The already tense relationship between the two headstrong menhas ruptured into what some White House officials call an irreparable breach that will inevitably lead to Tillersons departure. A former senior official said,Trump administration official,Tillerson has no help. No team, no natural allies, and hes not hiring anyoneTheres a kind of death spiral.

In a stunning admission of his concerns about Trump, Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) told C-SPAN, I think Sec. Tillerson, Sec. Mattis and Chief of Staff Kelly are those people that help separate our country from chaos, and I support them very much. much. He added, As I watchvery closely on many occasions, [Tillerson] ends up not being supported in a way that I would hope a Sec. of State would be supported.

President Trump tweeted angrily Thursday about NBC News and other reports on his conflict with Tillerson and on the Russia investigation. investigation. He urged NBC to apologize to America for its reporting and suggested that the Senate Intelligence Committee should focus on investigating Fake News Networks, a move many commented on for its resemblance to authoritarian leadership:

He also claimed that story that Tillerson threatened to resign wasnt true because he Trump didnt verify it:

Trump also responded to media coverage of his administrations disaster response in Puerto Rico, implicitly criticizing the victims as ingrates: ingrates:

The BBC reported that Trump told Puerto Rican officials on his visit there that they should be proud of not losing thousands of lives, as like happened in a real catastrophe like Katrina. He added that the island had thrown the U.S. budget a little out of whack.

A Reuters/Ipsos poll found that Americans are increasingly confident in the news media and less so in President Donald Trumps administration after Trumps first year in office, during which he said the press was the enemy of the people.

A Committee to Protect Journalists official testified before the U.S. Helsinki Commission that declining media freedom in the United States and Europe has emboldened authoritarian governments in Russia and other ex-Soviet states to crack down on independent media and opposition voices.

The New York Times reported that a debate has emerged within the American Civil Liberties Union about whether the organization should continue to defend alt-right groups in First Amendment cases.

WHITE HOUSE AND ADMINISTRATION

POLITICO Magazine article noted that under Rex Tillersons watch as Secretary of State, [s]killed and patriotic diplomats are leaving like never before in an exodus that is damaging the United States. The exodus is undermining the institutional strength of the U.S. foreign policy apparatus and its ability to further U.S. interests for decades to come, as well as undermining the Trump administrations ability to achieve its own policy goals.

On Monday, Trump tweeted criticisms of Tillersons efforts to engage in diplomacy with North Korea, an unprecedented case of the President publicly undermining the efforts of his own top diplomat:

The New York Times reported that HHS Sec. Tom Price resigned because of a scandal involving using government funds to pay for over $400,000 in private charter jets flights. The Times added that Trump told reporters was unhappy with Prices expression of regret, rather than contrition, and his offer to pay only a partial refund to the government.

POLITICO reported that Sen. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) tried to save Prices job by urging White House Chief of Staff John Kelly to reconsider when Kelly courtesy called Ryan Friday morning to inform him that his close friend Price was about to be fired.

BuzzFeed reported that Tillerson, Secretary of Defense Mattis, and Treasury Secretary Mnuchin, have agreed to a suicide pact, an agreement whereby all three cabinet secretaries vow to leave in the event that the president makes moves against one of them.

POLITICO reported Monday that White House officials have begun investigating emails related to a third, previously unreported email account on Jared and Ivanka Trumps private email domain.

Trump weighed in on the Virginia gubernatorial race on Twitter Thursday, extraordinarily accusing Democratic candidate candidate, Virginia Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam of fighting for violent MS-13 killer gangs, while presenting no evidence . for his claim.

FOREIGN POLICY AND NATIONAL SECURITY

The Washington Post reported that Trump is planning to decertify that Iran is in compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action Iran nuclear agreement next Thursday, and to declare that the deal is not in the U.S. national interest. interestTrump does not plan to recommend that Congress reimpose pre-agreement nuclear sanctions on Iran. Both Defense Secretary James Mattis and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. expressed qualified support for the deal this week during congressional testimony.

The Post also reported that the move could start a chain of events that would sharply divide the United States from its closest traditional allies in the world, with a senior official from a European country that is a party to the deal adding, [T]his could push multilateralism to the breaking point.

Democratic Senators who met with National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster about the Iran Deal and came away believing that McMaster opposed decertifying it. believed that he opposed decertifying it.The meeting was clearly intended for McMaster to get ideas from key Senate Democrats on how to avoid decertifying the Iran deal, which many in both parties think would destabilize relations with allies and make it harder to confront foes well beyond Iran, CNN reported.

The AP reported that Trump welcomed the Thai Prime Minister, Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, who took power in a coup, to the White House Tuesday. Tuesday. The meeting underscored shifting U.S. foreign policy priorities under Trump, emphasizing American trade and strategic interests over democracy and human rights in the nations it deals with, wrote the APs Matthew Pennington.

Oxfam America criticized the Trump administrations response in Puerto Rico as slow and inadequate, and pledged to take the rare step of intervening in U.S. disaster relief efforts there.

THE TRUMP-RUSSIA CONNECTION

POLITICO reported that CIA Director Mike Pompeo had turned down a Senate Judiciary Committee request by Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) to allow Committee members to view CIA documents related to the Russia investigation. investigation.

CORRUPTION AND CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

The New Yorker reported that the Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance dropped a potential criminal case against Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr. in 2012, after Trump lawyer Mark Kasowitz donated twenty-five thousand dollars to D.A. Cyrus Vances re-election campaign and met with Vance to offer a settlement. Vance returned the contribution after Kasowitz got involved in the Trump case, and the case was dropped with no conditions just weeks after Kasowitzs settlement offer.

The magazine added, In September, 2012, within weeks of the case being resolved, Kasowitz contacted Vances campaign about hosting a fund-raiserHe personally donated almost thirty-two thousand dollars to Vances campaign, and twenty of his law firms partners and employees kicked in at least another nine thousand dollars. Then, in October, 2013, as Election Day approached, he hosted a breakfast for Republicans for Cy Vance, which raised an additional nine thousand dollars.

NBC News reported that Donald Trump Jr. has participated in a series of paid appearances since his father won the Republican nomination, raising ethical concerns about whether he is benefiting financially from Trumps presidency. Trump Jr. has been paid as much as $100,000 for appearances at U.S. public and private schools and at least one in the UAE.

The Washington Post reported that Eli Miller, Steven Mnuchins chief of staff at the Treasury, flew on hedge fund billionaire Nelson Peltzs private jet to Palm Beach, Fla. Fla.. The Post called it the latest example of senior Trump administration officials using luxury air travel even though it often raises red flags with ethics officials.

The U.S. Office of Special Counsel concluded that UN Ambassador Nikki Haley violated the Hatch Act by endorsing Republican candidate Ralph Norman for Congress in South Carolinas Fifth District. The Hatch Act prohibits federal employees from using their positions to advocate for or against candidates for partisan office.

Slate reported that Trump, his key advisers and family members, and many members of his Cabinet have engaged in private use of public funds to varying degrees. In an article headlined, The Incredible Corrupting White House, Jamelle Bouie noted that the fact that these instances of corruption arent uniformly egregious, however, doesnt mean they arent significantAnd while its tempting to say these are ultimately minor concernspocketing taxpayer dollars is nothing compared with provoking a confrontation with a nuclear-capable, isolated dictatorshipthe truth is that they matter as much as Trumps worst offenses.

CONGRESS

POLITICO reported that VP Mike Pences Chief of Staff, Nick Ayers, criticized Congressional Republican leaders at a closed-door meeting with wealthy donors, and called for a purge if Republicans of all stripes fail to unite behind Trumps agenda.

In an interview with Vice News, Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) pushed a conspiracy theory when he suggested that the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va. may have been a false flag operation staged by left-wing individuals backed by George Soros. He added that Soros is a Hungarian Jew who turned his own people to the Nazis.

GOSAR: Well, isnt that interesting. Maybe that was created by the Left.

VICE News: Why do you say that?

GOSAR: Because lets look at the person that actually started the rally. Its come to our attention that this is a person from Occupy Wall Street that was an Obama sympathizer. So, wait a minute, be careful where you start taking these people to.

And look at the background. You know, you know George Soros is one of those people that actually helps back these individuals. Who is he? I think hes from Hungary. I think he was Jewish. And I think he turned in his own people to the Nazis. Better be careful where we go with those.

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You see, during a speech about the devastation in Puerto Rico caused by Hurricane Maria, President Donald Trump decided to mock the name “Puerto Rico” by saying it in a stereotypical Spanish accent. Lest you think this was an accident, he mocked the … 
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Another Cold War?
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So, to curb Russian assertiveness in the Middle East and Eastern Europe, the Trump administration has adopted a harsh policy: it has slapped stringent economic sanctions on Moscow and is vowing to punish Russia with even more sanctions. But Uncle Sam 

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Turns out the National Security Agency (NSA) may have suffered yet another data breach: in 2015, Russian state hackers stole classified cyberattack and defense tools and information off of the home computer of an NSA contractor, according to a Wall 

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Trump’s ‘P***y’ Tape Is Playing All Day In The Shadow Of A Giant Phallus

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Mueller’s Russia investigation: What to know
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The Trump administration heavily criticized Mueller’s investigation last month as several of his attorneys on staff donated to Democratic campaigns, including to Trump’s 2016 rival, Hillary Clinton. They clearly wanted the other person to win. Now, whether that Now 
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Who is Tevfik Arif, Part II

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In June of 2005, Tevfik Arif celebrated his birthday at the grand opening of  Turkey’s most luxurious hotel, the “seven-star” Rixos Premium Belek.

Guests came from all over the world: from America, from Latvia, from St. Petersburg, Israel, the Cote d’Azur, Ukraine and Samara.  Attendees included retired NHL star Pavel Bure, Moscow restaurateurs, Russian businessmen, and billionaires who sailed in by yacht or flew in on private jets.

Donald Trump, who had partnered with Arif’s New York company Bayrock to build a tower in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, could not make it, but he sent a message of congratulations: “Tevfik is my friend! Let’s drink to Tevfik!”

Recep Erdogan, the prime minister of Turkey and future president, stopped by to join the well-wishers, according to a gossipy report on the party in the Kremlin-friendly Russian newspaper Izvestia.

Turkey has been good to Arif.  It became Arif’s home after he left Kazakhstan in 1994. Arif obtained a Turkish passport that same year and  went into business with Fettah Tamince, the founder of the Rixos hotel chain. The two men partnered in 1999 to build a hotel Antalya. Then Arif expanded his business in New York.

Another guest at the Rixos Premium Belek was Tamir Sapir, the New York real estate tycoon and Soviet emigre who partnered with Trump and Arif to build Trump SoHo. Sapir arrived on his 160-foot yacht Mystere.

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Alexander Mashkevitch

Also arriving for the party was Israeli-Kazakh billionaire Alexander Mashkevtich. , one of Bayrock’s strategic partners. Mashkevitch’s  friendship with Arif will soon embroil him in a deeply embarrassing scandal — but I’m getting ahead of myself.

Mashkevitch and Arif had crossed paths in the post-Soviet metals industry in Kazakhstan. (See Part I) Mashkevitch, together with his partners Patokh Chodiev and Alijan Ibragimov, had joined up with Michael Cherney and Trans World Group to enter the metals business in post-Soviet Kazakhstan.

Back to Arif’s party. What a celebration! What a moment for a simple Soviet hotel bureaucrat!

Two years later, Arif will stand next to Donald Trump at another lavish party in lower Manhattan for the  launch of Trump SoHo, the tower the two men are building together.

And that was the top of Arif’s roller coaster ride.

Shortly after the Trump SoHo launch one of his employees, Felix Sater, was exposed in The New York Times as a convicted felon who had swindled investors out of $40 million with the help of the Russian and American mafia. Trump SoHo opened on 2010 and began a multi-year slide to foreclosure.

And then, on the night of September 28th, 2010, Turkish police roped down from helicopters onto a yacht and bust up a prostitution ring with underage girls that prosecutors alleged was run and financed by Arif.   Some 20 people are detained. Among them, according to the Israeli press, is the Kazakh billionaire Alexander Mashkevitch, who paid for the yacht.

Arif’s friends, including Donald Trump, can’t get away from him fast enough.  “I really don’t know him well, Mr. Arif,” Trump said in a 2011 deposition. “I’ve met him a couple of times.”

According to a copy of the bill of indictment, obtained by theblacksea.eu, the charges laid against Arif are: “Trade in human beings, involvement in, inducement or aiding and abetting to prostitution, traffic in juveniles under 18, creation of criminal organization with the purpose of commission of crime.”

Before I get a nasty letter from Arif’s lawyer, I should say that Arif was acquitted of all charges in 2011 and no underage girls were found on the yacht. It didn’t help the prosecution’s case that the ring instructed the girls not to testify. “Keep the girls as silent as the grave,” read one text.

But the indictment lists the details that Turkish police uncovered while listening in on the prostitution ring’s phone conversations for months. They recorded members of the group haggling over prices for underage girls and this exchange of text messages between a member of the prostitution ring and a woman named Olga.

Olga: “Do you want all models for sex? I should know it because many don’t agree for sex”,

The response: “Olga, client wants sex”

Or take this conversation in March 2010 where Arif discusses with his major domo, Gyundyuz Akdeniz, the arrival of five girls, (including two 16-year-olds) to meet “guests” (including Mashkevitch) at the Rixos Premium Belek.

Tevfik Arif: What is the matter, what is happening? Tell me.

Akdeniz: Do you mean the guests?

Arif: What is happening at all? I know nothing.

Akdeniz: The guests are arriving tomorrow evening. Mr. Mashkevitch will arrive.

Tevfik: When will the guests arrive?

Akdeniz: The plane will arrive in a little while, there must be four.

Arif: Umph, umph

Akdeniz: Oh, sorry, five must arrive now.

Arif: Who are they from?

Akdeniz: Two are from Sasha [provider of girls]

Arif: Umph, umph

Akdeniz: Three are from the new agency.

Arif: And those two from Sasha are the former ones, aren’t they?

Akdeniz: No, the former ones will arrive at 1 a.m.

Arif: I see, he sent the new ones.

Akdeniz: Yes, tomorrow two will arrive from Sasha.

Arif: Okey.

To be continued….

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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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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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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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Trump pins blame on McCain as latest GOP health-care bill sinks
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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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Weiner, whose wife Huma Abedin is divorcing him, found himself in the eye of a major political storm last October when then FBI director James Comey effectively reopened an investigationinto Clinton´s email scandal just days before the presidential 
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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.”

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

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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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The Latest On Mueller’s Russia Investigation
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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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Clinton email scandal figure gets 21 months in jail for texting teen
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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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What, Exactly, Were Russians Trying to Do With Those Facebook Ads?
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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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» 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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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
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Trump the Diplomat: President Trump tried to say something nice to Black people last week. At a luncheon of African leaders, Trump said that the healthcare system of “Nambia” was “Increasingly self-sufficient.” The bad news is that there is no country and more »

Psychologically profiling North Korea’s Kim Jong Un – Stuff.co.nz

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Psychologically profiling North Korea’s Kim Jong Un
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psychological profile of Un, conducted by the United States Central Intelligence Agency, makes the dictator sound like an unpredictable teenager. … The descriptors used for Un seem just as suitable for describing the US President, Donald Trump.and more »

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.

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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? 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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Russian operatives used Facebook ads to exploit divisions over black political activism and Muslims – The Washington Post

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Why Puerto Rico could be a Trump blind spot – Washington Post

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Why Puerto Rico could be a Trump blind spot
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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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Roger Stone has his plan—and his outfit—all laid out for when he appears before congressional lawmakers on Tuesday. As to his clothing: “Blue will be the theme of the day, because it connotes authority,” the political operative, dandy and Donald 
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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.

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North Korea: Trump comments amount to declaration of war – Financial Times

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North Korea’s foreign minister said on Monday that Donald Trump’s comments over the weekend amounted to a declaration of war, according to media reports, marking the latest escalation in rhetoric between the two countries. Speaking in New York, Ri Yong …
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MSNBC Leaves Out Tennessee Shooter’s Nationality – The Daily Caller

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MSNBC Leaves Out Tennessee Shooter’s Nationality
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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 iteration of President Donald Trump’s travel ban eases travel restrictions on Sudan.and more »

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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Trump and Trumpcare drag down the GOP
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President Trump’s full impact on the fortunes of the Republican Party will get tested in the GOPmidterms in 2018. Judging by his impact so far, however, he has been the Democrats’ best ally, and not simply because he made deals with House Minority 
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Dems’ approval is as bad as Trump’s; Congressional GOP’s even worse (POLL)ABC News
Will Trump-the-Conservative Overpower Trump-the-Republican?American Thinker
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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

US violent crime jumps by most in 25 years

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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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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.

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North Korea accuses Trump of making declaration of war

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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 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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Here’s Another Man Who’d Like to Tell You Why Hillary Lost – Esquire.com

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The Only Way to Defend Against Russia’s Information War

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According to the Pew Research Center, only 20 percent of Americans trust their government. The same low percentage has “a lot” of trust in the national news media. It’s impossible to say definitively what causes this mistrust, but its growth has coincided with the rise of both the adrenaline-driven internet news cycle and the dying of local journalism over the past two decades. Without news that connects people to their town councils or county fair, or stories that analyze how federal policies affect local businesses, people are left with news about big banks in New York and dirty politics in Washington.

Readers compare this coverage with their dwindling bank balances and crumbling infrastructure and feel disconnected and disenfranchised, and latch onto something — anything — that speaks to them. That might be President Trump’s tweets. Or dubious “news” from an extreme right- or left-wing site might ring true. Or they might turn to Russian disinformation, which exploits this trust gap.

All is not lost. Disinformation can be defeated without the establishment of a shiny new initiative cased in the language of Cold War 2.0. Instead of “rapid information operations,” the United States should work to systematically rebuild analytical skills across the American population and invest in the media to ensure that it is driven by truth, not clicks.

The fight starts in people’s minds, and the molding of them. In K-12 curriculums, states should encourage a widespread refocusing on critical reading and analysis skills for the digital age. Introductory seminars at universities should include a crash course in sourcing and emotional manipulation in the media. Similar courses could be created as professional development for adults, beginning with state employees. Large corporations could be offered government incentives to participate, too.

Training like this has a proven track record. In Ukraine, IREX, a nongovernmental organization, trained 15,000 people in critical thinking, source evaluation and emotional manipulation. As a result, IREX measured a 29 percent increase in participants who double check the news they consume. Another neighbor of Russia, Finland, has been resistant to Russian influence in part because of its media education program, which begins in childhood.

The American government should also work to level the information playing field, increasing its investment in public broadcasters and demanding a hefty financial commitment from companies like Facebook and Twitter — the unwitting agents of Russia’s information war — to support the proliferation of local, citizen-focused journalism. If social networks are unwilling to be the arbiters of truth (despite 45 percent of American adults’ getting news from Facebook), they should at the very least provide grants to reporters who cover the local issues that most immediately affect people’s lives and donate advertising to small outlets that cannot compete with national media giants.

Finally, under no circumstances should the United States attempt to restrict freedom of the media. The United States might label RT or Sputnik a foreign agent, but it should never ban them. It also need not reinvent the wheel by creating an American version of RT. These would be grave mistakes that would erode America’s position as a beacon of free speech. They would contribute to the crisis of trust that makes Russian disinformation successful in the first place.

Russia has very deftly exploited America’s weaknesses — but these are weaknesses of our own making. Until policy makers start putting people at the heart of their fight against disinformation, they will continue to be easy targets for Russian lies.

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In Germany, a Victory for Angela Merkel and Populism

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

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BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s Angela Merkel began the tough task of trying to build a government on Monday after securing a fourth term as chancellor, urging the center-left Social Democrats not the shut the door on a re-run of their “grand coalition”.

Damaged by her decision two years ago to allow more than one million migrants into Germany, Merkel’s conservative bloc secured 33 percent of the vote, losing 8.5 points — its lowest level since 1949. Her coalition partners, the center-left Social Democrats, also slumped and said they would go into opposition.

Voters flocked to the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD), the first far-right party to enter the German parliament in more than half a century. However, the AfD hardly had time to savor its third-place showing before it fell into internal bickering.

Many Germans see the rise of the AfD as a similar rejection of the status quo as votes for Brexit and Donald Trump last year. But Germany’s political center held up better than in Britain and the United States as more voters have benefited from globalization and most shun the country’s extremist past.

Merkel’s party remained the biggest parliamentary bloc and Europe’s most powerful leader sought to keep her coalition options open on Monday, saying she would start talks with the Free Democrats (FDP) and the Greens as well as the SPD.

SPD leader Martin Schulz said earlier his party had no choice but to go into opposition “to defend democracy against those who question it and attack it,” after dropping to a post-war low of 20.5 percent.

“I heard the SPD’s words, nevertheless we should remain in contact,” Merkel told a news conference. “I think all parties have a responsibility to ensure that there will be a stable government.”

Merkel made clear she still intended to serve a full four years as chancellor. But her next coalition could be her toughest yet with her only remaining potential partners, the business-friendly FDP and the pro-regulation Greens, at odds on issues from migrants to tax, the environment and Europe.

The FDP’s leader Christian Lindner set the stage for tricky talks, saying his party would not agree to a coalition with the conservatives and the Greens, dubbed “Jamaica” because the parties’ colors mirror the country’s flag, at any price.

He said changes were needed in Germany’s energy policy and its stance on euro zone fiscal policy. But he struck a more conciliatory tone on Europe, saying Germany had an interest in a strong France. [B4N1JX00B]

The Greens set out climate change, Europe and social justice as their priorities in any coalition talks.

The emergence of the Greens as powerbrokers in any coalition weighed on markets. Shares in carmaker BMW (BMWG.DE) were down 0.2 percent, while those in automotive supplier Continental (CONG.DE) dropped 0.4 percent. RWE (RWEG.DE) — which operates 15.25 gigawatts (GW) of coal-fired plants in Germany, 38 percent of its total European capacity — fell 4.6 percent to a six-week low.

The party campaigned to ban the sale of new combustion-engine cars from 2030 and are calling for a quick phase-out of coal power plants.

DIVISIONS

Many Germans were alarmed by the rise of AfD who the foreign minister likened to Nazis. Protesters threw stones and bottles at police outside its campaign party in Berlin on Sunday.

But just a day after the election, the AfD showed signs of fracturing as co-leader Frauke Petry, one of its most prominent faces, said she would not sit in parliament with AfD members. It was not immediately clear why she was making such a move.

The election also exposed rifts in Merkel’s conservatives, with her allies the Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU), who face a regional election next year, demanding a shift to the right to win back voters lost to the AfD.

“They will try their best to recover lost ground on the right side of the political spectrum. Going into a coalition in Berlin with the Greens and the FDP will make this more difficult,” said Janis Emmanouilidis from the European Policy Centre.

Investors were unsettled by the prospect of a weaker Merkel at the head of a potentially unstable “Jamaica” coalition and also worried that months of coalition talks could distract from talks with Britain over its divorce from the European Union.

The euro EUR=D4 and European stocks slipped, while concerns about the emergence of a more hardline stance toward the euro zone in the bloc’s largest economy weighed on Southern European government bonds.

“The weak result could make Angela Merkel a lame duck much faster than international observers and financial markets think,” ING economist Carsten Brzeski said.

Klaus Wohlrabe, economist at the Munich-based Ifo economic institute, said new elections could not be excluded and the result could stoke uncertainty as German business confidence deteriorated unexpectedly in the weeks before the election.

German business also expressed concern.

Matthias Mueller, chief executive of Volkswagen, said he was “shocked” by the AfD’s double-digit showing and said the success of Europe’s largest economy hinged on its tolerance and openness to the world.

“For Germany’s biggest industrial company I say: In the globalized economy, national egoism and protectionism lead to a dead – and in the end a loss of jobs.”

Additional reporting by Madeline Chambers, Michael Nienaber and Maria Sheahan; Editing by Angus MacSwan

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Week ahead in tech: Social media giants under scrutiny over Russian interference – The Hill

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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.

The Early Edition: September 25, 2017 

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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 nationals from eight countries yesterday, replacing the previous order which was due to expire yesterday and imposing indefinite restrictions on travel for most citizens from Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Chad, North Korea, and subjecting Venezuelan citizens to heightened security checks. Devlin Barrett reports at the Washington Post.

“Making America Safe is my number one priority,” Trump tweeted yesterday, linking to a presidential proclamation issued on the same day. It is unclear how the new order will affect the legal challenge by the American Civil Liberties Union (A.C.L.U.), which is due to be considered by the Supreme Court next month. The BBC reports.

The restrictions on the new countries included in the order and the revised waiver policy are set to take effect on Oct. 18; existing visa-holders are exempt from the travel ban and waivers remain available for travelers with ties to the U.S., however the order seems to have narrowed the exemptions. Josh Gerstein and Ted Hesson report at POLITICO.

The new order is more targeted than the president’s previous orders, according to officials, tailoring travel restrictions depending on nationality, with officials expecting that the inclusion of two non-Muslim countries would overcome the charge that it was an unconstitutional ban on Muslims. Laura Meckler reports at the Wall Street Journal.    

Critics of the original ban expressed similar concerns about the new order, the executive director of the A.C.L.U. Anthony D. Romero arguing that the inclusion of North Korea and Venezuela “doesn’t obfuscate the real fact that the administration’s order is still a Muslim ban.” Michael D. Shear reports at the New York Times.

The restriction on North Korea is largely symbolic as most North Koreans in the U.S. are based at the United Nations and North Korea generally does not allows its ordinary citizens to travel abroad. The APreports.

Iraqi citizens are no longer included in the travel ban but will face heightened security checks, restrictions on citizens from Sudan were also removed. Jeff Mason and Phil Stewart report at Reuters.

“The State Department will coordinate with other federal agencies to implement these measures in an orderly manner,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a statement yesterday, Laura Jarrett and Sophie Tatum report at CNN.

The Supreme Court could avoid deciding on the travel ban legal case altogether, according to legal experts, the new order potentially allowing the court to consider the case no longer a live issue. Lawrence Hurley reports at Reuters.

A summary of who is affected by the entry restrictions is provided by Marty Lederman at Just Security.

NORTH KOREA

An attack on the U.S. mainland is “inevitable,” North Korea’s Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho said Saturday during a speech to the U.N., on the same day the U.S. flew eight warplanes close to North Korea’s eastern coastline while remaining in international airspace, according to a statement by the Pentagon. Farnaz Fassihi and Ben Kesling report at the Wall Street Journal.

“This is the farthest north of the Demilitarized Zone (D.M.Z.) any U.S. fighter or bomber aircraft have flown in the 21st century,” Pentagon spokesperson Dana White said Saturday, adding that the mission demonstrates “U.S. resolve” and sends a “clear message that the President has many military options to defeat any threat.” John Bowden reports at the Hill.

A 3.5 magnitude earthquake at the weekend near a North Korean nuclear test site appears to have been natural, according to experts, Simon Denyer reports at the Washington Post.

Diplomats and national security experts have expressed concern about Trump’s belligerent rhetoric, stating that the president has created an ambiguous situation where it is difficult to tell whether he would back up his threats with action, thereby widening the possibility of miscalculation and the Pyongyang regime misreading the likelihood of a U.S. attack. Julie Hirschfeld Davis explains at the New York Times.

China has grown increasingly frustrated with North Korea but its influence over the country has never been weaker, according to experts, leaving the country caught between a war of words between the U.S. and North Korea, but not wanting to precipitate the collapse of the Pyongyang regime. Simon Denyer explains at the Washington Post.

IRAN

Iran tested a new medium-range ballistic missile at the weekend, prompting Trump to criticize the 2015 nuclear agreement as not reining in Iran’s ballistic missile program in a tweet and accusing the country of working with North Korea. Aresu Eqbali reports at the Wall Street Journal.

The Khorramshahr ballistic missile was displayed at a military parade on Friday, during which Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stated that Iran would continue to develop and strengthen its missile program. Reuters reports.

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (I.R.G.C.) unveiled its Russian-made 3-300 air defense system in the capital of Tehran yesterday as part of displays marking the 37th anniversary of the Iran-Iraq war. The AP reports.

The U.S. “is proving that it is unreliable,” Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said in an interview yesterday with Fareed Zakaria at CNN, criticizing the Trump administration’s approach to the 2015 nuclear deal.

Trump’s decision to certify Iran’s compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal by the Oct. 15 deadline could have implications for dealing with the North Korea threat, detractors arguing that the agreement allows North Korea to see what it could get away with, and supporters arguing that walking away from the deal would demonstrate that the U.S. cannot be trusted with negotiations. Rebecca Kheel explains at the Hill.

TRUMP-RUSSIA

The president’s senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner used his personal email account for official government business, his lawyer confirmed in a statement yesterday, stating that the emails “usually forwarded news articles or political commentary and most often occurred when someone initiated the exchange.” Maggie Haberman and Sharon LaFraniere report at the New York Times.

Other Trump administration aides have also used their personal email accounts for government business, meaning that the communications could circumvent the requirements of the Presidential Records Act which requires all documents related to the president’s personal and political activities to be archived. Josh Dawsey reports at POLITICO.

Kushner and his wife Ivanka Trump did not set up a private server, according to two sources familiar with their email account, however Kushner’s lawyer declined to answer questions about the possibility of the emails containing classified information. Carol D. Leonnig, Ellen Nakashima and Rosalind S. Helderman report at the Washington Post.

President Obama warned Facebook C.E.O. Mark Zuckerberg about fake news on Nov. 19two months before Trump’s inauguration, Obama stating that the problem would get worse during the next presidential campaign if not addressed. Adam Entous, Elizabeth Dwoskin and Craig Timberg report at the Washington Post.

IRAQI KURDISTAN REFERENDUM

The Iraqi Kurdistan independence referendum is being held today, with ballots being held across the three provinces in the Kurdish autonomous region and disputed territories, including the city of Kirkuk. The BBC reports.

“We will not recognize the referendum, nor its results,” Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said yesterday, shortly after Barzani made a speech stating that he would be “ready to start the process of dialogue with Baghdad” after today’s vote. Al Jazeera reports.

The Kurdish region was ordered to hand over control of border crossings and airports to Iraq’s central government yesterday, ahead of the referendum. Qassim Abdul-Zahra reports at the AP.

Iran halted flights to and from the Iraqi Kurdistan region yesterday and held military exercises on the border, closing the airspace at the request of Iraq’s central government. Al Jazeera reports.

“We stress again that we will take all measures arising from international law and the Turkish parliament’s authority” in response to the referendum, Turkey’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement today, Reuters reports.

Turkey blocked access at a border gate with northern Iraq, according to the broadcaster N.T.V., Reuters reporting.

Turkey is considering closing its airspace and a border gate to northern Iraq following a formal request from Iraq’s central government, the Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said today, the AP reports.

“We will never go back to the failed partnership” with Baghdad, Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government President Massoud Barzani said yesterday, defying neighboring countries and other Western nations who oppose the referendum. Maher Chmaytelli and Daren Butler report at Reuters.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Turkish President Reçep Tayyip Erdogan discussed the referendum by phone, Erdogan’s office said yesterday, sharing mutual concern about impact of the vote on the region and emphasized the importance of Iraq’s territorial integrity. Reuters reports.

The referendum is a “strategic mistake” that undermines the Iraqi Kurds’ quest for independence because it lacks constitutional standing, undermines the government in Baghdad, threatens Iraq’s borders and security, and increases the possibility of further destabilizing the region. The Wall Street Journal editorial board writes.

The history and context behind the independence referendum is provided by David Zucchino at the New York Times.

SYRIA

The U.S.-backed Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (S.D.F.) seized a key gas plant from the Islamic State, the S.D.F. said yesterday, marking a significant blow to the extremist group’s ability to generate revenue. Raja Abdulrahim reports at the Wall Street Journal.

The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (I.R.G.C.) targeted Islamic State group bases with drone strikes yesterday near the Syria-Iraqi border, according to Iranian state television, Reuters reports.

Russia and Syria have intensified their bombing campaigns on rebel-held areas in the Idlib and Hama provinces, rebels and witnesses said yesterday, marking increased violence following six months of relative calm. Suleiman Al-Khalidi reports at Reuters.

Airstrikes hit rural Aleppo in northern Syria yesterday despite a cease-fire in the province, according to activists and a war monitoring group. The