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White House counsel: No 'do-over' on Mueller probe

President Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani and former deputy independent counsel Sol Wisenberg react to Congress' push for more investigations.
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Opinion: Iran, please give Trump a call

Donald Trump is waiting for his phone to ring. After diplomatic relations ended between Washington and Tehran in 1980, backchannels for communications have existed, and negotiations have even occurred, but usually through the US Department of State and the Iranian Foreign Ministry. So after Trump expressed to reporters on May 9 that he wanted Iran to give him a call, American officials passed a direct telephone number for the White House to the Swiss government, which as a neutral nation represe...
Tags: News, Washington, White House, US, Iran, Stories, Tehran, Donald Trump, Trump, US Department of State, American Embassy


Trump pardons Conrad Black after disgraced former Telegraph owner writes glowing book on president

Donald Trump has granted a full pardon to the disgraced former media mogul and Daily Telegraph owner Conrad Black, telling the Conservative peer he hoped it would “expunge the bad wrap you got”.Lord Black of Crossharbour, a Canadian-born British citizen, was the head of Hollinger International, which once owned the Daily Telegraph, Chicago Sun-Times, Jerusalem Post and hundreds of community papers in the US and Canada.But he was found guilty in 2007 of fraud and obstruction of justice and jailed...
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Iran, please give Trump a call

Jamsheed Choksy and Carol Choksy write that after the White House reportedly passed along a number -- via the Swiss government -- for Iranian leaders to contact Donald Trump, it would be good for Iran to take up the invitation.
Tags: White House, Iran, Cnn, Donald Trump, Trump, Jamsheed Choksy, Carol Choksy


Trump issues pardons to conservative advocate and an ex-publisher

President Donald Trump granted full pardons to a conservative advocate and a former newspaper publisher who recently wrote a book praising the President, the White House announced Wednesday.
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Trump issues pair of pardons to conservative advocate, former publisher

President Donald Trump granted full pardons to a conservative advocate and a former newspaper publisher who recently wrote a book praising the President, the White House announced Wednesday.
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Trump White House solicits examples of social media censorship

President Trump has repeatedly complained the nation's largest social networks are censoring conservative voices. Now the White House wants proof.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Trump Wants Your Tales of Social Media Censorship. And Your Contact Info.

The White House escalated its conflict with the tech industry on Wednesday, unveiling a website that asked for stories of social media censorship.
Tags: Twitter, News, White House, Censorship, Social Media, United States, Jack, Jones, Apple Inc, Dorsey, Trump, Google Inc, Facebook Inc, Milo, Infowars, Computers and the Internet


White House Launches Survey Looking for Tech Industry Anti-Conservative Bias

The White House has launched an online form asking people to share their experiences
Tags: News, White House, Uncategorized, Onetime


San Francisco politicians champion civil liberties - but back police raid on journalist

After authorities seize reporter’s notes, Democratic leaders say they back the raid and decline to address press freedom concernsSan Francisco politicians pride themselves on defending civil liberties in the face of unprecedented attacks by the White House. But when a Donald Trump-style crackdown on citizens’ rights took place in their own backyard, the city’s Democratic leaders had a different kind of response.They supported it. Continue reading...
Tags: Media, California, White House, San Francisco, US news, US policing, Press freedom, Donald Trump


Apple's tariff tradeoff: Raise phone prices or suffer margin hit

For more than a year, Apple Inc. avoided major damage from the US trade war with China, thanks in part to a White House charm offensive by Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook. But the company now faces its first major hit - from both... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, White House, China, US, Tim Cook, Apple Inc


White House creates tool for people to report alleged social media bias

The White House on Wednesday launched a tool for people to report instances of perceived social media bias, signaling President Donald Trump's and top Republicans' plan to continue vilifying technology companies, which are currently seen as political villains by many in the conservative base.
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White House launches social media survey to collect Conservative tears

The Trump administration on Wednesday launched launched a new tool where pissed off Conservatives can whine about social media bias. So long as they’re legal citizens, anyway. For Conservatives like Trump, a man who rose to prominence on the backs of the social networks he’s now convinced are out to get him, the argument isn’t a new one. Republicans have, since before the last Presidential Election, been rallying support for the idea that these platforms were silencing right-wing voices. Never m...
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White House creates tool to report alleged social media bias

The White House on Wednesday launched a tool for people to report instances of perceived social media bias, signaling President Donald Trump's and top Republicans' plan to continue vilifying technology companies, which are currently seen as political villains by many in the conservative base.
Tags: News, White House, Stories, Donald Trump


Trump Admin Creates Web Portal for Supporters to Complain About Getting Banned on Social Media

Donald Trump has made absolutely no secret of his feelings on free speech: He hates it when it’s not servile paeans to him and his agenda. He’s called for opening up “libel laws” to make it easier to sue journalistic outfits, issued (empty) threats to revoke the broadcast licenses of TV outlets that embarrass him,…Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Science, Technology, White House, Social Media, Donald Trump, Free Speech, Trump, Tech Policy, Mods Mods, Freedom Of Speech Is Not Freedom From Consequences


Donald Trump declares 'national emergency' clearing way to ban Huawei from US 5G networks

Donald Trump has declared a "national emergency" which will give the US government sweeping powers to prevent American companies doing business with foreign suppliers of telecommunications equipment including Huawei. Mr Trump signed an executive order which accused foreign powers of targeting US technology, and industrial espionage. It cleared the way to ban Huawei from America's 5G networks. The US has repeatedly claimed that Huawei's equipment could be used for spying by China. Mr Trum...
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President Trump's new tool for collecting social media bias stories has one unusual question on it: Are you a US citizen? (FB, GOOG, TWTR)

The White House has unveiled a new tool for people to report bias or censorship they encounter on social media sites.  Before users can provide the material though they must answer this question: Are you a US citizen or permanent resident?  The form doesn't say exactly how the information will be used, which in the case of non-US citizens or permanent residents could be potentially dangerous.  Currently, President Trump is trying to add a similar citizenship question to the 2020 census, but th...
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President Trump to Launch New Legal Immigration Overhaul Push

It would favor people with high-level skills, degrees and job offers
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White House Reassesses Auto Tariffs as It Focuses on China Fight

A potential thaw in trade relations with Canada, Mexico and Europe comes as tension between the United States and China grows.
Tags: Europe, News, White House, China, United States, Canada Mexico, Politics And Government, United States Politics and Government, International Trade and World Market, North American Free Trade Agreement, Steel and Iron, Customs (Tariff


Trump declares national emergency 'over Huawei' amid accusations he is risking 'devastating' conflict with Iran

Donald Trump has been accused of “playing a very dangerous game” with Iran and risking dragging the US into a new war in the Middle East that could have “devastating” consequences.The warning came from Hamid Baeidinejad, Iran’s ambassador to the UK, with the acting US defence secretary Patrick Shanahan tabling plans to send 120,000 troops to the region if needed as tensions soar between the two nations over economic sanctions and an increased American military presence in the Persian Gulf.A comm...
Tags: UK, News, Washington, Mexico, White House, China, US, Iran, Dhs, Beijing, Washington Dc, Middle East, Defence, Tsa, Donald Trump, Huawei


The White House created an online tool for Facebook and Twitter users to report examples of political bias and censorship (FB, TWTR, GOOG)

Hours after 18 nations signed a pledge to fight online terrorism through content moderation, the White House released a form encouraging people to report instances in which their content or accounts were removed from the social media. The form, called the "Tech Bias Story Sharing Tool," asks for links and citizenship status, before asking for an email address to be added to the Trump campaign marketing list. The White House frames tech content moderation as a free speech issue, though many of ...
Tags: Facebook, White House, US, Trends, New Zealand, Christchurch, Zealand, Mosques, Trump, Alex Jones, Emmanuel Macron, Facebook Twitter, Facebook Microsoft Google, Jeff Sessions, Trump Administration, Milo Yiannopoulous


Lawmakers warn White House against war with Iran, call for more 'clarity'

US lawmakers on both sides of the aisle called on the Trump administration to be more open about its strategy on Iran as tensions between Washington and Tehran escalated sharply.
Tags: Washington, White House, US, Iran, Cnn, Tehran, Trump


The Guardian view on prosecuting war crimes: no one is above the law | Editorial

The new defence secretary ought to understand that the rule of law can only be upheld by observing itThe limelight was always going to be on Penny Mordaunt as defence secretary. A Brexiter accused by the last prime minister of lying to win, she is now touted as Theresa May’s emotionally intelligent successor. She did nothing to dispel such speculation with a speech on Wednesday, promising to protect soldiers from “lawfare” – a pejorative term coined to describe the use of a country’s legal syste...
Tags: Politics, Human Rights, Children, Law, Iraq, Society, UK News, World news, Afghanistan, Military, Middle East and North Africa, Theresa May, South and Central Asia, Ministry Of Defence, British Army, War Crimes


Limit HS2 speeds and move terminus to cut costs, say Lords

Report casts doubt on £56bn budget and says savings should be made to fund northern railThe cost of HS2 should be slashed by limiting the speed of trains and making its London terminus Old Oak Common rather than Euston, according to a critical House of Lords report, which warns that better northern rail connections could be lost if the project blows its budget.In a report that could stoke further doubts over high-speed rail after Conservative leadership candidates discussed axing the project, th...
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Prez Trump pardons Conrad Black and Pat Nolan

Prez Donald Trump has his clemency juices flowing again, and he is back to his high-profile pardon practices today with grants to two offenders whose names should be familiar to readers of this blog.  Here are the details from The Hill: President Trump on Wednesday signed granted a full pardon to media tycoon Conrad Moffat Black and Patrick Nolan, former Republican leader of the California State Assembly. Black, a Canadian-born British citizen, served as the chief executive of Hollinger Interna...
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White House launches survey looking for tech industry bias

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The White House has launched an online form asking people to share their experiences if they think political bias has led to their posts being removed from social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. The White House’s official Twitter account tweeted a link to the form on Wednesday, saying that “The […]
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The White House wants to know if you’ve been ‘censored or silenced’ by social media

It’s no secret that the Trump administration has been at war with social media. In the past year, the President has accused several online giants of censoring conservative voices, in particular giants like Twitter, Google and Facebook. The Trump Administration is fighting for free speech online. No matter your views, if you suspect political bias has caused you to be censored or silenced online, we want to hear about it! https://t.co/9lc0cqUhuf pic.twitter.com/J8ICbx42dz — The White House ...
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White House Asks Users to Report Alleged Social Media Censorship

Doubling down on the idea that conservative views are being censored on social media, the White House launched a web form Wednesday afternoon that asks users to report any actions taken against them on platforms like Facebook and Twitter because of their political views. “Social media platforms should advance freedom of speech,” the White House […]
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White House Reassesses Tariffs as It Focuses on China Fight

A potential thaw in trade relations with Canada, Mexico and Europe comes as tension between the United States and China grows.
Tags: Europe, News, White House, China, United States, Canada Mexico, Politics And Government, United States Politics and Government, International Trade and World Market, North American Free Trade Agreement, Steel and Iron, Customs (Tariff


Trump immigration plan is designed to sway Republicans, but doesn't address DACA

The White House is preparing to release a broad outline of proposed immigration reforms aimed at unifying congressional Republicans on the issue, following months of discussions between senior adviser Jared Kushner and dozens of conservative groups, senior administration officials tell CNN.
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