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Trump cruises on caps lock to claim mail-in voting will 'LEAD TO THE END' for Republicans

President Donald Trump cruised on caps lock in a tweet to fuel his unfounded allegations that "MAIL-IN VOTING WILL LEAD TO MASSIVE FRAUD AND ABUSE." "IT WILL ALSO LEAD TO THE END OF OUR GREAT REPUBLICAN PARTY," Trump claimed. Despite the Trump administration's alarming characterization of voter and mail-in voting fraud, real-life cases have been scant. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Donald Trump cruised on caps lock in a tweet on Thursday evening to fuel his unf...
Tags: Washington, White House, US, Trends, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Trump, Loyola Law School, California Utah, Justin Levitt


Legal Sports Betting Pitched As California Budget Salve

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Two California lawmakers on Thursday pitched legalized sports betting as a way to help prop up a state budget devastated by the economic shutdown designed to slow the spread of the coronavirus, though their revised proposal immediately reignited a turf battle between powerful gambling interests. State Sen. Bill Dodd of Napa and Assemblyman Adam Gray of Merced are lobbying to put a constitutional amendment on the November ballot that would allow horse racetracks and the ...
Tags: Politics, News, California, California News, Ap, National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball, Gavin Newsom, Association, Democratic, U S Supreme Court, Sacramento Calif, Dodd, Sports Betting, California Nations Indian Gaming Association, Assemblyman Adam Gray of Merced


Political scientist's prediction model gives Trump a 91 percent chance of beating Biden in November

Helmut Norpoth called Trump's 2016 victory and predicts another White House win this year.
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Newly elected Congressman Mike Garcia urges Newsom to let northern LA County cities open sooner

Mike Garcia, the newly elected congressman representing the northeastern part of Los Angeles County, is urging Gov. Gavin Newsom to grant a variance to cities in northern L.A. County to allow them to re-open sooner than other areas after months of coronavirus shutdowns. In his Wednesday, May 27, letter to Newsom, Garcia wrote that “our local cities should be enabled to make informed decisions so long as their individual plans use criteria that ensure protection of the public health.” Garcia — le...
Tags: Business, Politics, News, California, La, Sport, Soccer, Miranda, Cvs, Gavin Newsom, San Bernardino, Daily News, Garcia, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County, Lancaster


Don Lemon Erupts: ‘No One Wants to Hear From the Birther-In-Chief’ on George Floyd

CNN anchor Don Lemon unloaded on President Donald Trump after the Justice Department said Thursday that the president was “actively monitoring” the investigation of four Minneapolis police officers over the death of an unarmed black man, exclaiming that nobody “wants to hear from the Birther-in-Chief.”During a press conference late Thursday afternoon, local and federal investigators insisted that they “can’t rush” bringing charges for the death of George Floyd, who was pronounced dead after an o...
Tags: News, Minneapolis, White House, Cnn, Don Lemon, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Lemon, Trump, Central Park Five, MacDonald, Minneapolis Minnesota, William Barr, Erica MacDonald, George Floyd


In broadside against China, Trump moves toward erasing Hong Kong privileges

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he was ordering his administration to begin the process of eliminating special treatment for Hong Kong to punish China for its plans to impose new security legislation there, a potential bombshell for the territory's status as a global financial center. In making the announcement at a White House news conference, Trump aimed some of his toughest rhetoric yet against China, saying it had broken its word over Hong Kong's autonomy. Trump called this a tr...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, White House, China, Beijing, Donald Trump, Trump, Hong Kong China, China Trump


Read the full executive order about social media companies that President Trump signed

Donald Trump signed an executive order on Thursday designed to achieve "transparency and accountability from online platforms." The executive order is specifically aimed at social media and it names Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. The move comes two days after Twitter fact-checked two of Trump's tweets pushing false claims about voting by mail. Trump's executive order seeks to empower federal regulators to amend a statute that gives social-media companies broad authority to moderate ...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Hong Kong, Fcc, Congress, White House, China, Trends, United States, Commerce, SEC, Chinese communist party, States, Department Of Justice, North Carolina, Donald Trump


Garcetti, LA City Council president urge Huizar to resign

Mayor Eric Garcetti and Council President Nury Martinez called today for the resignation of Councilman Jose Huizar, one day after an FBI corruption probe ensnared one of Huizar’s former aides and pointed to the councilman as a prime target of the investigation. Huizar, whose home and offices were searched by the FBI in November 2018, has not been charged with a crime. Neither he nor his attorney could be reached for comment. In a statement issued Thursday, Garcetti said, “I’m sickened by the bri...
Tags: Politics, News, Australia, Los Angeles, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Las Vegas, Kim, City Council, Council, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Council, Martinez, Garcetti, LA City Council


United States: White House Urges Federal Regulators To Support Economic Recovery In Light Of COVID-19 - Littler Mendelson

A new executive order directs federal agencies to focus their efforts on regulatory barriers to economic recovery.
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Trump’s ‘Very Sad’ When Police Kill Is the New ‘Thoughts and Prayers’

Eric Garner. Sandra Bland. Philando Castile. Alton Sterling. Michael Brown. Their names, and those of far too many other unarmed African-Americans killed by police (or in their custody) have become a grim litany etched in the memories of a whole generation of Americans. And now, George Floyd, who was violently detained for a “forgery in progress” on Monday by as many as four Minneapolis police officers, including one with a knee pressing his neck into the ground, has become yet another casualty ...
Tags: News, Minneapolis, Obama, New York City, NFL, Barack Obama, Fbi, Donald Trump, Eric Garner, Justice Department, Central Park, Trump, Cooper, Floyd, Amy Cooper, George Floyd


France moves into new lockdown phase - as it happened

Coronavirus live news: global deaths near 360,000 as UK eases lockdown 12.50am BST We are going to close this liveblog now. Thank you for your company and correspondence.If you’d like to continue to follow our live coverage, we have a new blog running here (I’ll be there should you need me): Related: Coronavirus live news: global deaths near 360,000 as UK eases lockdown 12.29am BST More on hydroxychloroquine, and the US President’s regimen. White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnan...
Tags: UK, Science, France, White House, Africa, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Donald Trump


Trump's Executive Order on Social Media Is the Worst Kind of Bullshit

On Thursday, Donald Trump escalated his inane, frothing, and mostly one-sided feud with Twitter and other social media companies he has accused of silencing right-wing voices online to a dangerous, legally questionable new level.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Science, Technology, Fcc, Social Media, Federal Communications Commission, Donald Trump, Free Speech, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Trump, Tech Policy, The Mods Mods Act


Mississippi Mayor Defends Cops Who Killed George Floyd: “I Didn’t See Anything Unreasonable, If You Can Talk You Can Breathe”

A Mississippi mayor is doubling down after coming to the defense of the four Minneapolis police officers responsible for the death of George Floyd on Twitter. Mayor Hal Marx of Petal, Mississippi posted a message on his Twitter timeline on Tuesday (May 26) saying: “Why in the world would anyone choose to become a police officer in our society today?” a day after Floyd’s tragic death. When one user responded that it’d be nice to have officers who used reasonable force, Marx continued to comment o...
Tags: Politics, News, Minnesota, Mississippi, Minneapolis, Cops, Jazz, Police Brutality, Police Officers, Marx, Floyd, Petal Mississippi, Hal Marx, George Floyd, Mayor Hal Marx, Javon Patterson


Coronavirus live news: global death toll passes 358,000, as France moves into new lockdown phase

France prepares to enter phase two of lockdown relaxation; South Korean officials re-implement lockdown measures in Seoul; Kenya records highest one-day case riseGlobal report: Trump silent on US death toll as South Korea sees new Covid-19 riseUS passes 100,000 coronavirus deaths as states relax lockdown measuresCoronavirus latest: at a glance 12.29am BST More on hydroxychloroquine, and the US President’s regimen. White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany was asked how Donald Trump was fe...
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Trump Wants to Roll Back Protections for Social Media Companies, but Legal Questions Remain

President Trump signed an executive order Thursday to try and limit liability protections long afforded to social platforms, an action that many experts say is on dubious legal footing. The order comes after two days of tension between the president and Twitter--typically the president's preferred method of communicating--after the social media company took the unprecedented...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, Advertising, Trump, Publishers & Platforms


California Politicians Won’t Get 1st Pay Raise in Years

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California state lawmakers and other top elected officials won’t be getting a pay increase for the first time in five years as the state faces a major budget deficit and mass unemployment induced by the coronavirus. The California Citizens Compensation Commission, a public board that sets salaries for public officials, voted unanimously Thursday to keep officials’ pay flat for the fiscal year beginning July 1. Gov. Gavin Newsom will make nearly $210,000. State legislato...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Senate, California News, Ap, Associated Press, Gavin Newsom, State, Sacramento Calif, Adam Beam, Newsom, Governor Gavin Newsom, California Lawmakers, Coronavirus, California Citizens Compensation Commission


Regulators Approve PG&E Bankruptcy Plan Despite Safety Fears

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California power regulators on Thursday unanimously approved Pacific Gas & Electric’s $58 billion plan for getting out of a bankruptcy caused by in a series of deadly wildfires despite ongoing worries about the utility’s ability to safely operate its crumbling electrical grid . The vote by California’s Public Utilities Commission came just a few hours after a federal judge ripped the company for continuing to engage in reckless behavior that he believes is endangering eve...
Tags: Politics, California, California News, Ap, Bankruptcy, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Northern California, San Bruno, Bill Johnson, Pacific Gas Electric, Berkeley Calif, Public Utilities Commission, Christine Hammond, William Alsup, California s Public Utilities Commission, Michael Aguirre


As US deaths top 100,000, Trump's virus task force is curtailed

As the American death count from coronavirus ticks above 100,000, the panel assembled by President Donald Trump to confront the pandemic has been sharply curtailed as the White House looks ahead to reopening.
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As US deaths top 100,000, Trump's coronavirus task force is curtailed

As the American death count from coronavirus ticks above 100,000, the panel assembled by President Donald Trump to confront the pandemic has been sharply curtailed as the White House looks ahead to reopening.
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Acosta: President Trump's press secretary just told a whopper

CNN's Jim Acosta asks the White House press secretary about President Trump's executive order targeting social media companies after Twitter fact-checked his tweets.
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Jim Acosta: Trump's press secretary just told a whopper

CNN's Jim Acosta asks the White House press secretary about President Trump's executive order targeting social media companies after Twitter fact-checked his tweets.
Tags: News, White House, Cnn, Stories, Trump, Jim Acosta


What To Make Of Trump’s Executive Order On Social Media

The President’s multi-day war with Twitter finally came to a peak. President Trump signed an executive order on Thursday that would allow his administration to punish websites it doesn’t like for allegedly censoring speech that the government supports. But beyond all the bark and relative lack of bite that’s become the signature attribute of Trump’s executive orders, today’s effort will allow him to continue to play the victim of big tech. Below are five points to help understand the order an...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, News, Fcc, California, White House, Social Media, Federal Communications Commission, Fox News, Jack Dorsey, Msnbc, Federal Trade Commission, Dorsey, Ftc, Zuckerberg


White House encourages hydroxychloroquine use for coronavirus again

Speaking during a press briefing on Thursday, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany strongly endorsed the “prophylactic” use of hydroxychloroquine: that is, to prevent contracting the coronavirus.
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Trump Signs Executive Order Targeting Protections For Social Media Platforms

President Trump signed an executive order on Thursday designed to limit the legal protections that shield social media companies from liability for the content users post on their platforms. Axios reports: "Currently, social media giants like Twitter received unprecedented viability shield based on the theory that they are a neutral platform, which they are not," Trump said in the Oval Office. "We are fed up with it. It is unfair, and it's been very unfair." The order comes after the president e...
Tags: Twitter, White House, Tech, Justice Department, Federal Trade Commission, Trump, Oval Office, Big Tech, Bill Barr


WH press secretary: Trump says he’s feeling ‘absolutely great’ after taking hydroxychloroquine

At a press briefing on Thursday, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters President Trump said he’s feeling “absolutely great” after completing his treatment with the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine as a preventive measure against the coronavirus. In April, the FDA cautioned against using the drug to treat COVID-19 outside of a hospital setting or clinical trial.
Tags: News, White House, Fda, Trump, WH, Kayleigh McEnany


Judge Rips PG&E’s Safety Record Before Key Bankruptcy Vote

BERKELEY (AP) – California power regulators are mulling whether to approve Pacific Gas & Electric’s $58 billion plan for getting out of a bankruptcy caused by in a series of deadly wildfires. The vote is scheduled Thursday afternoon, just a few hours after a federal judge ripped the company for continuing to engage in reckless behavior that he believes is endangering even more lives. The drama unfolded during separate hearings held by the California Public Utilities Commission and the judge over...
Tags: Politics, California, California News, Bankruptcy, Berkeley, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Northern California, San Bruno, Pacific Gas Electric, California Public Utilities Commission, Public Utilities Commission, Christine Hammond, William Alsup, Michael Aguirre, San Bruno California, Paradise California


The legal limits of Trump's executive order

As the White House prepares an executive order aimed at curtailing the power of social media platforms, legal experts are raising serious doubts about the proposal and whether it could survive judicial scrutiny.
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Lawmaker: White House ‘Overstepped its Authority’ in Demanding TSP Abandon I Fund Changes

Chairman of House Oversight and Reform subcommittee says instructing the Thrift Savings Plan not to shift international investments to a broader index effectively “politicized” the independent agency.
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Two Weeks After Firing The Watchdog Probing Saudi Arms Sales, Trump Eyes Another Sale

Just two weeks after the President fired a government watchdog who was investigating arms sales to Saudi Arabia, he’s looking at … more arms sales to Saudi Arabia. That’s the news this week from The Daily Beast, which reported the Trump administration was preparing another sale of precision-guided munitions to the kingdom as it fights an endless and bloody war that has devastated Yemeni civilians. The canned watchdog, State Department Inspector General Steve Linick, had submitted written ques...
Tags: News, Obama, Congress, Saudi Arabia, White House, US, Alaska, State Department, Yemen, Trump, State, Menendez, Pompeo, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Mike Pompeo, Jared Kushner


Donald Trump is threatening to punish Twitter. Here’s why everyone should take this seriously

US President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order on Thursday afternoon declaring social media companies to be broadcasters (as opposed to carriers). While the exact language of the EO has yet to be revealed, an alleged draft has circulated on social media throughout the day. If what we’re seeing is close to the final order, it’s safe to say there will be huge ramifications for the tech community and the billions of us who use social media regularly. For your reading pleasure, her...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Opinion, US, Social Media, Insights, Tech, Donald Trump, Insider, Trump



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