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Three GOP Senators Introduce Bill Experts Say Would Basically Ban End-to-End Encryption

A trio of Republican senators have introduced a bill that would force tech firms to engineer backdoors into their encryption techniques whenever a judge asks them to—essentially banning encryption that prevents hackers from stealing stored data and end-to-end encryption that prevents anyone but senders and recipients…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Technology, Privacy, Cybersecurity, Surveillance, Encryption, Gop, Mass Surveillance, End To End Encryption, Lindsey Graham, Tom Cotton, Marsha Blackburn, Laed Act


Covid-19 is increasing at warp speed in the US

Kent Sepkowitz writes that the uptick in coronavirus cases in about half of the country is alarming almost everyone outside of the White House. It is one thing to make a series of bad decisions in the early days, but it is another and even more reprehensible problem to refuse to learn the lessons taught by the more than 120,000 people in the US who have died from the disease


Trump Brother Was in ICU Just Before Filing Suit Over Tell-All

Robert Trump, Donald’s younger brother, spent at least 10 days in an intensive care unit before being released this week and launching legal action to try and stop the publication of his niece’s explosive tell-all book, Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man, according to multiple people familiar with the situation.Robert, 72, had been at Mount Sinai hospital’s neurosciences intensive care unit (NSICU) in New York since at least June 11th, being treated f...
Tags: New York, News, White House, New York Times, Gawker, Mount Sinai, Trump, Robert, Mary, Fred, Michael Cohen, Donald J Trump, John Bolton, NDA, Gibson Dunn, Denson


3 Ways To Motivate People Via Behavioral Science

The science of human behavior is a river of with exclamations, curiosities, prevarications and humble confusion. But among the currents and eddies often there are useful insights that help us navigate daily life. One such notion was introduced by Jason Hreha, a Stanford graduate and one-time co-author with Dan Ariely. Hreha is now Global Head of Behavioral Sciences at Walmart, the world’s largest employer. About a year and a half ago, Hreha was talking with a former member of President Obama’...
Tags: Obama, Stanford, White House, Walmart, Branding, DHHS, Patrick Hanlon, Brand Management, Simplification, Department of Health and Human Services DHHS, Jason Hreha, Dan Ariely Hreha, Global Head of Behavioral Sciences, Hreha, Social and Behavioral Sciences Team According, Social and Behavioral Sciences Group


So…Why Hasn’t There Been A COVID Spike From The Protests?

The earliest protests over George Floyd’s killing at the hands of the police, starting in Minneapolis and quickly rippling out to big cities across the country, started about a month ago. The demonstrations featured thousands of people crowded onto streets or gathered in front of government buildings chanting, yelling, singing and, in some cases, coughing after being hit with tear gas. The incubation period for the novel coronavirus can last up to 14 days, per the CDC. So … why haven’t t...
Tags: News, Protest, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Cdc, Washington, White House, New York City, Testing, New Orleans, National Bureau of Economic Research, Seattle, Mayo Clinic, Trump, Floyd, Wen


Here's An Idea: The Trump Campaign Should Simply Take Over MySpace

Following a series of grievances with the social media networks that millions of people actually use, Donald Trump’s re-election campaign is floating the idea of setting up shop on a new platform, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. Well, there’s a perfectly good network sitting right there. Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Science, Technology, Youtube, Social Media, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Myspace, Parler


Tribe in South Dakota Seeks Court Ruling Over Standoff on Blocking Virus

The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe set up checkpoints to limit the spread of the coronavirus. After the state objected, the White House got involved. Now the tribe has asked a federal judge to intervene.
Tags: News, White House, South Dakota, Native Americans, Interior Department, Trump, Kristi, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, Indian Health Service, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Noem, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Bolton says Trump turned blind eye to outbreak

Former White House national security adviser John Bolton told CNN Wednesday that he does not have confidence in President Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic and his former boss was "turning a blind eye" at the onset of the outbreak because he did not want to hear "bad news" about his "friend," Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Tags: News, White House, Cnn, Stories, Bolton, Donald Trump, Trump, John Bolton


The ex-national security adviser says Trump's coronavirus response was slowed because he did not want to hear 'bad news' about his 'friend,' Xi Jinping

Former White House national security adviser John Bolton told CNN Wednesday that he does not have confidence in President Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic and his former boss was "turning a blind eye" at the onset of the outbreak because he did not want to hear "bad news" about his "friend," Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Tags: News, White House, Cnn, Xi Jinping, Stories, Donald Trump, Trump, John Bolton


Analysis: Breaking down Bolton's account of White House turmoil

There's a lot to digest from former national security adviser John Bolton's explosive new book, which depicts a Trump White House in moral and political crisis. Bolton has also flooded the airwaves this week, including sitting down for an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Wednesday.
Tags: News, White House, Cnn, Stories, Bolton, Wolf Blitzer, John Bolton, Trump White House


Breaking down Bolton's account of a White House in turmoil

There's a lot to digest from former national security adviser John Bolton's explosive new book, which depicts a Trump White House in moral and political crisis. Bolton has also flooded the airwaves this week, including sitting down for an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Wednesday.
Tags: White House, Cnn, Bolton, Wolf Blitzer, John Bolton, Trump White House


Bolton says Trump turned 'a blind eye' to the pandemic

Former White House national security adviser John Bolton told CNN Wednesday that he does not have confidence in President Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic and his former boss was "turning a blind eye" at the onset of the outbreak because he did not want to hear "bad news" about his "friend," Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Tags: News, White House, Cnn, Stories, Bolton, Donald Trump, Trump, John Bolton


Bolton says Trump turned 'a blind eye' to the coronavirus pandemic

Former White House national security adviser John Bolton told CNN Wednesday that he does not have confidence in President Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic and his former boss was "turning a blind eye" at the onset of the outbreak because he did not want to hear "bad news" about his "friend," Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Tags: White House, Cnn, Bolton, Donald Trump, Trump, John Bolton


LA leaders considering deploying unarmed teams to some calls instead of police

A Los Angeles City Council committee on Wednesday backed a plan to study how the city could reduce the number of police responses to emergencies by instead sending out unarmed teams of medical and social workers on non-violent calls. The panel’s motion calls for looking at how the city could avoid sending police to assist on mental-health-crisis situations, incidences involving substance use, and other non-violent emergency calls that officers now take. Trained teams that do not carry weapons wo...
Tags: Politics, News, La, City, Sport, Soccer, City Council, Lapd, Los Angeles City Council, City Hall, John Lee, Police Department, Los Angeles Police Department, Eugene Oregon, Marqueece Harris Dawson, Herb Wesson


A New Milestone For Trump: Senate Confirms His 200th Judicial Pick

President Trump on Wednesday hit a new milestone: The Republican-controlled Senate confirmed the President’s 200th judicial nominee. The confirmation of  Judge Cory Wilson on the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, located in New Orleans, adds to Trump’s successful push toward a more conservative federal judiciary and its impact will be felt for decades. “Decades after Trump has left the White House, progress in our nation will be hamstrung by his record number of partisan, ideological judges,” C...
Tags: News, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Senate, White House, New Orleans, Courts, Mitch McConnell, ACA, Wilson, Trump, 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, McConnell, CNN Trump, Judicial Nominees, Brett Kavanaugh


U.S. moves to protect lobster industry, threatens tariffs on China

U.S. President Donald Trump signed a memorandum aimed at protecting American lobster fishermen who have found export markets drying up, a White House adviser dubbed the "lobster king" said on Wednesday, adding China could face new tariffs. "If those purchase commitments are not met, the United States Trade Representative has been directed to use his discretion to impose ... reciprocal tariffs on the China seafood industry," trade adviser Peter Navarro told reporters. In the memorandum, Trump a...
Tags: News, White House, China, Donald Trump, Trump, Peter Navarro, Navarro, U S Agriculture Department, United States Trade Representative


White House Concealed Finding That OPM Merger was Illegal, Report Says

Lawmakers are livid; administration officials deny they withheld information.
Tags: White House, Oversight


California Voters To Decide Fate Of Affirmative Action Ban

SACRAMENTO (AP) – California voters will decide in November whether governments and public colleges and universities can consider race in their hiring, contracting and admissions decisions. The state has banned affirmative action policies since 1996, when 55% of voters approved a constitutional amendment that banned “preferential treatment” based on race, sex, color, ethnicity or national origin. The state Senate voted 30-10 on Wednesday to repeal that amendment. But voters must approve it in No...
Tags: Politics, News, Colorado, California, Senate, California News, Sacramento, Affirmative Action, Oklahoma, 2020 Election, George Floyd, Minneapolis California, California election


Bolton: Trump’s Jabs At Me ‘Degrade The Office Of The Presidency’

Former National Security Adviser John Bolton on Wednesday said that he wasn’t surprised about the backlash he’s gotten from President Trump and former administration officials over his damning tell-all book. When asked about the Bolton-bashing bandwagon that has followed the bombshell revelations in his book recounting his time in the Trump administration, the former national security adviser replied that he’s “not worried about that” and that the criticisms didn’t surprise him. Bolton has fac...
Tags: News, White House, Book, Bolton, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, State, John Bolton, Royce Lamberth, Mike Pompeo, Pres Trump, Sarah Sanders, Summer Concepcion, Lamberth


Kellyanne Conway Defends Trump’s Use of ‘Kung Flu’ by Attacking Asian-American Reporter

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway flip-flopped on her previous position that the use of the racist term “Kung Flu” is “highly offensive,” defending President Donald Trump’s use of it on Wednesday while bizarrely attacking an Asian-American reporter for not having the “courage” to out a White House official who said the phrase months ago.During a White House driveway gaggle with reporters on Wednesday morning, Conway was immediately confronted by NBC News reporter Monica Alba over the presid...
Tags: News, Cbs News, White House, China, Nbc News, Cbs, Donald Trump, Wuhan, Trump, Conway, Alba, China China, Jiang, Kayleigh McEnany, McEnany, Kellyanne Conway


Showtime Schedule Update Including Comey Rule, Good Lord Bird & More

Showtime Schedule Update Including Comey Rule, Good Lord Bird & More Showtime has released a new scheduling update for some of the network’s scripted content and is also announcing the acquisition of the six-episode drama We Hunt Together from BBC Studios. You can check out the list below for the new premiere dates! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; ...
Tags: TV, Movies, White House, Reagan, Bbc, Fbi, Jeff Daniels, Ethan Hawke, Showtime, Oscar, TV News, Johnson, Brendan Gleeson, James Comey, Brown, Donald J Trump


California Schools Head: Officers Needed In Some Schools

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The head of California schools said Wednesday his office is working to re-imagine the role of police officers at the state’s 10,000 public schools but that some schools would still need officers on campus to protect students’ safety. Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond said the officers would be needed to protect students from dangers, including school shootings or bomb threats but officers would no longer be called upon to discipline misbehaving students. “As...
Tags: Politics, News, Minneapolis, California, California News, San Francisco, Los Angeles Unified School District, United Teachers Los Angeles, San Francisco Police Department, Thurmond, Tony Thurmond, San Francisco Board of Education, California Schools, George Floyd, Oakland Unified School District Board


California AG Xavier Becerra Declines To Investigate Vallejo PD Shooting

VALLEJO (AP) – California’s attorney general declined Wednesday to independently investigate the fatal shooting of a man police say they initially thought was carrying a handgun in his waistband but actually had a hammer. Sean Monterrosa, 22, of San Francisco was suspected of stealing from a San Francisco Bay Area pharmacy amid national protests when he was killed June 2 by an officer who fired five times through a police car windshield, hitting Monterrosa once. Vallejo Police Chief Shawny Willi...
Tags: Politics, California News, San Francisco, Solano County, Department Of Justice, San Francisco Bay Area, Legislature, Vallejo, Abrams, California Department of Justice, Xavier Becerra, Vallejo Police Department, Becerra, Monterrosa, Vallejo News, AP California


Irrational Neutrality

Do you have any people in your life who, in the face of today’s many social storms, will say things like this? I just prefer to remain neutral.I like to see both sides.I’m not into hating people on either side.The media makes everything look bad. How does this land with you? Do you think it’s a valid perspective? I agree that there are some issues where intelligent, rational, and compassionate people will come to different thoughtful conclusions. People have different values, so this is...
Tags: Relationships, Africa, Careers, Barack Obama, Values, United States, Donald Trump, Steve, Trump, Oval Office, Steve Schmidt, New York City Many


Kosovo’s President, Hashim Thaci, Is Indicted for Role in Serbia War

Mr. Thaci, who is scheduled to visit the White House on Saturday, was charged alongside nine others with crimes against humanity over actions during the 1998-99 war with Serbia.
Tags: News, White House, Serbia, War Crimes, Kosovo, Kosovo Liberation Army, Hashim Thaci, Hashim, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity, Secession and Independence Movements, Thaci


White House has pushed Fauci into a little box

Analysis: Contrary to Trump's claim, internal documents reveal the doctor has little role in the administration's coronavirus response. That may explain his high approval numbers.
Tags: News, White House, Trump, Fauci


Underdog NC GOP Primary Winner Explains Blowout Victory Against Trump-Endorsed Rival

Madison Cawthorn, the 24-year-old unexpected winner of North Carolina’s Republican primary runoff election in the state’s 11th Congressional District, explained that his local roots accounted for his landslide victory against Lynda Bennett, his Trump-endorsed rival. “I really account that to we kept it local,” Cawthorn said Wednesday when MSNBC “Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough asked how he beat Bennett by more than 30 points. “My opponent was focused on D.C. politics and just trying to f...
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Gop, New York Times, North Carolina, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Joe, Trump, Joe Scarborough, Bennett, Meadows, 2020 Elections, Cristina Cabrera, NC GOP


UK coronavirus live: No 10 refuses call for urgent review of 'second wave' readiness; death toll rises by 154

Keir Starmer condemns PM for ‘dodgy answers’ at PMQs; Johnson claims UK has effective ‘cluster-busting’ operation; further lockdown easing in Scotland announcedHealth leaders call for review of second wave risk Key points for businesses in England on how to reopenFive children have died of coronavirus in UK, study revealsEight times Chris Whitty has diverged from the government lineGlobal coronavirus updates – live 4.20pm BST The Guardian’s latest Politics Weekly podcast is out. Jonathan Fre...
Tags: Health, Business, Politics, UK, England, Scotland, UK News, Infectious Diseases, House Of Commons, Boris Johnson, Andy Burnham, Westminster, Pmqs, Johnson, Keir Starmer, Jonathan Freedland


From Elsewhere...

A friend wrote:I don't like the term virtue signaling either, and for the same reason. What's even more hilarious are people who use the term liberally against their political opponents, but who themselves are epic virtue signalers to their own peers. I do notice a lot of actual virtue signaling, especially in the past six months, but I think that's mostly because social media turns some types of people into awful people. Or maybe just provides a powerful avenue for awful people to self-identify...
Tags: Politics, Guns, Tam, Life In The Monkey House, Teh Intarw3bz, Spitting In The Wind, Vandal Sassanid


Authors call for removal of Booker prize vice-president over 'homophobic' views

Emma Nicholson’s views on same-sex marriage raised as concern by writers and one former Booker winner Damian Barr is leading a charge of writers, including one former Booker prize winner, who are calling on the Booker Foundation to remove the allegedly “homophobic” peer Emma Nicholson from her position as vice-president.Lady Nicholson of Winterbourne, who voted against the same-sex marriage bill in 2013, is the widow of the late former chairman of Booker, Sir Michael Caine, who helped establish ...
Tags: Books, Gender, Politics, Fiction, Society, UK News, Transgender, Culture, Awards and prizes, Sexuality, Michael Caine, Booker prize, Booker, Emma Nicholson, Winterbourne, Damian Barr



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