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Two Russia-backed hacker groups target Europe ahead of elections, FireEye reports

Security services firm FireEye says two hacker groups known to be sponsored by the Russian government of Vladimir Putin are waging cyber-attacks currently against European government systems. FireEye says these internet-based digital attacks are focused on the member states of NATO, the European security alliance that both Putin and Trump disparage. The two hacking groups are believed to be coordinating their efforts, but they're using different tools, FireEye reports, adding it noticed a “s...
Tags: Europe, Post, Politics, Technology, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Nbc News, Tech, Eu, Nato, Hackers, Fireeye, Gru, Trump


Jared Kushner uses WhatsApp to talk with foreign leaders, claims Cummings

House Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings says Abbe Lowell has confirmed that President Donald Trump's son-in-law and White House advisor Jared Kushner has been using the encryptable/disappear-able messaging WhatsApp to communicate with leaders of foreign nations. "Mr. Lowell could not answer whether Mr. Kushner's communications included classified information." Mr. Kushner's attorney disputes the claims in the Cummings letter. Kushner's the tip of the iceberg -- the House attention to this ...
Tags: Security, Post, Politics, News, Maryland, White House, Cnn, Whatsapp, Hillary Clinton, House, National Security, National Security Council, Donald Trump, Trump, Lauren Fox, Elijah Cummings


Trump wants Bob Kraft at White House despite despite prostitution sting

President Donald Trump has told White House aides that he wants New England Patriots owner Bob Kraft, who was at the center of a Florida prostitution sting just last month, to come to the Patriots' Super Bowl celebration at the White House. “The situation's causing problems for those planning the event,” writes Gabby Orr at Politico. From Politico's story: President Donald Trump wants Kraft to join his players at the White House this spring for a celebration of their January Super Bowl victor...
Tags: Post, Florida, Politics, News, White House, NFL, New England Patriots, Bill, Fox News Channel, Donald Trump, Kraft, Patriots, Trump, Roy Moore, Alabama Senate, Bill O'Reilly


Meet 'Spread The Vote,' a nonprofit helping voters get IDs, rides, support so they can vote

Spread The Vote is a nonprofit organization that works “to close the gap between registered voters and voter turnout by obtaining IDs, educating, and empowering voters.” They focus on helping people get the forms of ID their state requires, showing them how to fill out the paperwork properly, and covering any associated costs. They find these eligible but marginalized voters “by going to [low-income housing facilities], food banks and churches that provide meals,” as the Washington Post repor...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Washington Post, America, Vote, Ed, North Carolina, Erin, Voting Rights, Edwina, Franklin, Picks, Blackvotesmatter, Cristelle Brown, Spread The Vote


Meet 'Spread The Vote,' a nonprofit helping eligible voters get IDs and rides so they can vote

Spread The Vote is a nonprofit organization that works “to close the gap between registered voters and voter turnout by obtaining IDs, educating, and empowering voters.” They focus on helping people get the forms of ID their state requires, showing them how to fill out the paperwork properly, and covering any associated costs. They find these eligible but marginalized voters “by going to housing projects, food banks and churches that provide meals,” as the Washington Post reported last Octobe...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Washington Post, America, Vote, Ed, Erin, Voting Rights, Edwina, Franklin, Picks, Blackvotesmatter, Cristelle Brown, Spread The Vote, Erin O'Neill Jones


Jabba the Hutt, Bruce Wayne, John Cleese among interns praised in Trump's Economic Report of the President

The Economic Report of the President, just released today, includes some interesting intern names over there at Donald Trump's Council of Economic Advisers. Interns like Steve Rogers, Bruce Wayne, Peter Parker, Aunt May, and John Cleese. Also Jabba The Hutt. [PDF]. They may or may not change it. CNBC White House reporter Christina Wilkie and the CNBC.com news team figured out how to decode some of the odd names of interns who were called out by name for praise in the report, released ear...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Weird, John Cleese, Bruce Wayne, Jon Snow, Cnbc, Trump, CEA, Peter Parker, Steve Rogers, Christina Wilkie, Picks, Hutt Bruce Wayne John Cleese, Steve Rogers Bruce Wayne Peter Parker


Trump reportedly has a $50,000 golf simulator in the White House, but that's just the starting price for these luxury setups

Virtual golf simulators briefly became a hot topic last month when the Washington Post reported that President Donald Trump had his own full-room golf simulator installed in the White House. Professionals use golf simulators to track their swing data and improve their technique. Casual players can use a golf simulator to take a virtual tour of the world's most-celebrated courses. But they're not cheap — custom pricing for the TrackMan Simulator starts at $49,995. Last month, the Washington Po...
Tags: Post, Obama, Washington Post, White House, Trends, Donald Trump, Trump


Bernie Sanders cut his head on shower door, got 7 stitches, shows up to a health care town hall 2 hours later

Bernie Sanders cut his head on the edge of a shower door, received 7 stitches at the hospital, and will pursue his schedule as planned in South Carolina and Nevada, says to his campaign. Bernie Sanders cut his head on the edge of a shower door, received seven stitches, will continue with his schedule in South Carolina and Nevada, according to his campaign. Statement from an aide below: pic.twitter.com/uzuWl2jKDq — Ruby Cramer (@rubycramer) March 15, 2019 In the photo here from CNN's No...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Cnn, Nevada, South Carolina, Bernie Sanders, Sc, North Charleston, Noah Gray, Picks


Capitol Police arrest man projecting 'Discrimination is Wrong' on Rayburn House Office Building

WUSA9's Mike Valerio reports that Capitol Police in Washington, D.C. have arrested a man who was projecting the words 'Discrimination is Wrong' on the exterior wall of the Rayburn House Office building. The man who was arrested is said to have been working with or for multimedia artist Robin Bell of Bell Visuals. • Man was working for artist @bellvisuals • His team is famous for projecting images on Trump Hotel • Police confiscated their equipment last night UPDATE — Artist known for anti-...
Tags: Art, Post, Politics, News, Protest, Washington, Dc, Capitol Police, Trump, Trump hotel, Rayburn House Office Building, US Capitol Police, Rayburn House, Robin Bell, Mike Valerio, Rayburn House Office


UK parliament votes to delay Brexit

Britain's parliament voted Thursday to delay Brexit, giving the government breathing room after its repeated failure to gain approval for an exit deal with the European Union. The EU must also agree to the delay, but it will likely do so quickly to help Britain avoid crashing out of the bloc on March 29. However, all states must agree to the extension, and it isn't a done deal. Mrs May says Brexit could be delayed by three months, to 30 June, if MPs back her withdrawal deal in a vote next week. ...
Tags: Post, Politics, UK, News, Eu, Britain, Theresa May, European Commission, Parliament, Brexit, European Union The EU


British parliament rejects Brexit deal again, this time by 149 votes

Prime Minister Theresa May's "Brexit" deal with the EU crashed to defeat for the second time Tuesday. Even with the now-likely prospect of Britain exiting the EU without a deal (or not exiting it at all) the sprawling agreement fell 149 votes short in the House of Commons. The PM said MPs will now get a vote on whether the UK should leave without a deal on 29 March and, if that fails, on whether Brexit should be delayed. She said the EU would need to know what use any extension would be put to...
Tags: Post, Politics, UK, News, Eu, Britain, Theresa May, Labour, House Of Commons, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn


Poll shows old white men lead the Democratic presidential race

According to a new poll, two old white guys with troubled records on everything from race, misogyny, and guns lead the Democratic party's list of potential Presidential candidates. The Hill: Former Vice President Joe Biden is leading the field of Democratic presidential candidates and likely candidates in Michigan, according to a new poll. The Emerson College poll shows Biden leading the field with the backing of 40 percent of registered voters surveyed. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is a dist...
Tags: Post, News, White House, Joe Biden, Warren, Michigan, Biden, Sanders, Calif, HARRIS, Sen Bernie Sanders I VT, Emerson College, Sen Elizabeth Warren D Mass, Old White People, Sanders Sen Kamala Harris


Pelosi says Trump 'not worth impeaching' as it would be too divisive

US President Donald Trump should not be impeached unless the reasons are overwhelming and bipartisan, given how divisive it would be for the country, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a Washington Post interview published on Monday. "I’m not for impeachment," Pelosi, the top US Democrat, said in the interview, which was conducted last week. "Impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there's something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don’t think we should go down ...
Tags: Post, News, Congress, Abc, Washington Post, White House, US, United States, House, House Of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Trump, Tom Steyer, Pelosi, House Judiciary Committee


Pelosi comes out against impeaching Trump: 'He's just not worth it'

House speaker says move would be too divisive without ‘compelling and bipartisan’ rationale Nancy Pelosi said of impeachment: ‘It divides the country.’ Photograph: Pool New/Reuters Donald Trump should not be impeached unless the reasons are overwhelming and bipartisan, given how divisive it would be for the country, the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, has said. “I’m not for impeachment,” Pelosi, the top US Democrat, said in a Washington Post interview published on Monday. “Impeachment is so divi...
Tags: Post, News, Congress, Abc, Washington Post, White House, US, America, United States, House, House Of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, Trump, Tom Steyer, Steyer, Pelosi


WaPo: In Talk With Pence, Cheney Compared Trump’s Foreign Policy to Obama’s

In a recent “off-the-record” discussion with Vice President Mike Pence, former Vice President Dick Cheney compared President Donald Trump’s foreign policy to former President Barack Obama’s, according to a transcript obtained by The Washington Post. At one point during what the Post described as a “vigorous back-and-forth,” which took place during a March 9 retreat in Sea Island, Georgia that was hosted by the neoconservative American Enterprise Institute, Pence remarked: “Well, who wrote the...
Tags: Post, News, Obama, Barack Obama, Syria, Ronald Reagan, Nato, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Donald Trump, The Washington Post, Dick Cheney, Cheney, New York State, Trump, Mike Pence, Pence


ICE is detaining 50,000 people under Trump, an all-time high

For the first time in our nation's history, the United States government is detaining over 50,000 people it claims to be undocumented immigrants in jails, prisons, and makeshift detention camps across America. SCOOP: ICE is now holding 50,000 people in immigration detention. Notice that’s 4000+ more than the shutdown bill funded (and that ICE was already holding thousands more than the shutdown bill figure when the deal was struck). https://t.co/YMvLM6vgIf — Spencer Ackerman (@attackerman) ...
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Paul Manafort sentenced to 47 months in prison in Virginia trial, sentencing in Washington DC case next week

Paul Manafort speaking to the court today, courtroom sketch artist: Art Lien A judge sentenced former Donald Trump presidential campaign manager Paul Manafort today. Paul Manafort was convicted by a jury on eight charges: 5 counts of tax fraud, 2 counts of bank fraud, and one count of failure to disclose a foreign bank account. NOTE: In a separate trial, Manafort is scheduled to be sentenced for other crimes in DC next week. Before issuing the sentence, Judge T.S. Ellis said the sentencing ra...
Tags: Post, Politics, England, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington Post, Virginia, Russia, Office, Court, US news, Washington Dc, New York Times, Dc, Donald Trump


Resolution Condemning Anti-Semitism Splits House Democrats

House Democrats clashed during a closed-door meeting Wednesday over how best to respond to Representative Ilhan Omar's (D., Minn.) repeated use of anti-Semitic tropes to impugn the motivations and patriotism of her pro-Israel colleagues.A number of Omar's fellow progressives lashed out at Democratic leadership for agreeing to vote on a resolution condemning anti-Semitism in response to Omar's recent claim that her pro-Israel colleagues are motivated by a nefarious “dual loyalty” to t...
Tags: Post, New York, News, Congress, Washington Post, White House, Israel, Pennsylvania, House, House Of Representatives, Muslim, Richmond, Trump, Foreign Affairs Committee, Omar, Washington D C


Nearly two thirds of Americans think President Trump is a criminal

64 percent of American voters think President Trump committed crimes before becoming President, according to a Quinnipac poll. "When two-thirds of voters think you have committed a crime in your past life, and almost half of voters say it's a toss-up over whether you committed a crime while in the Oval Office, confidence in your overall integrity is very shaky," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll. "Add to that, Michael Cohen, a known liar headed to the big hou...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Trump, Michael Cohen, Oval Office, Tim Malloy, Quinnipiac University Poll Add


HS Officials Describe Effort To Bury Trump’s Records, Even As Trump Sought Obama’s

The former headmaster and superintendent of the private military academy President Donald Trump attended as a teenager described on Tuesday an effort to keep Trump’s high school records out of the public eye, even as Trump criticized then-President Barack Obama for not releasing his own academic records. Michael Cohen, Trump’s former fixer, described the effort to keep Trump’s records hidden despite Trump’s attacks against Obama in his opening statement to the House Oversight Committee last w...
Tags: Post, News, Obama, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, The Washington Post, Jones, Trump, Cohen, Michael Cohen, Coverdale, Evan Jones, House Oversight Committee, NYMA, Matt Shuham, New York Military Academy


Former Democrat Governor of Kentucky Steve Beshear explains his party's position

Joe Biden's 2020 message pic.twitter.com/TNNox2kvGz — Thomas! (@Thomasurlatoile) March 4, 2019 The last time you saw former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, he was perhaps delivering the Democrats' response to President Trump's 2017 state of the union address. But the chances are you forgot it, as he wasted it trying to appeal to Trump voters, because the only way mainstream Democrats can imagine electoral victory is by winning over white men suffering from "economic anxiety" and other euph...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Kentucky, Joe Biden, Biden, Trump, Steve Beshear, Beshear, Kentucky Steve Beshear, Thomasurlatoile


The People's Republic of Walmart: how late-stage capitalism gives way to early-stage fully automated luxury communism

Science writer Leigh Phillips's 2016 book Austerity Ecology and the Collapse-Porn Addicts was one of the most important, angry and inspiring books I read that year, a passionate argument for a high-tech just and sustainable world that celebrated materialism and comfort, rather than calling for a return to a world of three billion people scratching potatoes in the dirt; so when Phillips sent me a manuscript for his new book, The People's Republic of Walmart: How the World's Biggest Corporations ...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Post, Books, Happy Mutants, Politics, News, Walmart, Pentagon, Ussr, Jeff Bezos, Thatcher, Soviet Union, Phillips, Sam Walton, Amazon Walmart


Mueller tells judge Roger Stone's Instagram post may violate gag order

Special counsel Robert Mueller today notified a federal judge that yet another Instagram post by Donald Trump's longtime friend Roger Stone may have violated Stone's gag order. If Judge Amy Berman Jackson agrees, Stone is going to jail. Monday's filing by Mueller's office mentions a CNBC story on Sunday detailing the Instagram post by Stone, which contained an image of him under the words "Who framed Roger Stone." New in Instagramland: Roger Stone, using Insta stories (which disappear after...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Instagram, Congress, Washington, US news, Jackson, Donald Trump, Cnbc, Trump, Roger Stone, Stone, Mueller, Robert Mueller, Amy Berman Jackson


Zinke fingered in Bears Ears corruption probe over uranium mining interests

An energy firm linked to uranium mining interests around Bears Ears National Monument in Utah met with a senior Department of Interior official just one month President Donald Trump issued a surprise request to review the monument's boundaries. When the review concluded, Trump shrank the monument by 85%. Some 100 uranium claims that were previously *inside* the monument's protected boundary were suddenly on the outside. Now, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Raul M. Grijalva (D-AZ) sa...
Tags: Utah, Post, Politics, News, Congress, Environment, Barack Obama, Democrats, United States, Donald Trump, Doi, Trump, Department Of The Interior, Interior, Department of Interior, Zinke


Fox News was always partisan, but now it is rudderless and "anti-democratic"

Building on her excellent work in 2017's Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right, Jane Mayer takes to The New Yorker with a deeply researched, lively and alarming 12,000-word longread on the radical shifts at Fox News that have taken place since the Trump election, as #MeToo has claimed the organization's senior leaders, leaving it rudderless and under the nominal command of an ailing Rupert Murdoch, whose main management contributions have consis...
Tags: Post, News, Time Warner, Obama, Glenn Beck, White House, Russia, Disney, America, Cnn, Fox, Hillary Clinton, Fox News, Republican, Rupert Murdoch, Murdoch


McGahn: ‘Unlike Some’ I Won’t Do Paid Speeches, Books Post-White House

Former White House counsel Don McGahn is rejoining his old law firm, Jones Day this month, The Washington Post reported. He made a point to tell the Washington Post that he has no plans for any books or speeches about his time in the Trump administration. “I enjoy the practice of law and I look forward to coming back to Jones Day,” McGahn told the Post Sunday. “I’m just going to practice law. No paid corporate speeches and no books, unlike some others who have worked in the White House.” McGa...
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McGahn: ‘Unlike Some’ I Won’t Do Paid Speeches, Books Post-WH, Just Practice Law

Former White House counsel Don McGahn is rejoining his old law firm, Jones Day this month, The Washington Post reported. “I enjoy the practice of law and I look forward to coming back to Jones Day,” McGahn told the Post Sunday. “I’m just going to practice law. No paid corporate speeches and no books, unlike some others who have worked in the White House.” McGahn also plans to stay involved as an outside adviser to Republicans on the nomination of judges to federal courts and the Supreme Court...
Tags: Post, News, Supreme Court, Washington Post, White House, Federal Judges, Don McGahn, Brett Kavanaugh, Former White House, Neil Gorsuch, McGahn, White House Counsel, Nicole Lafond


Why are we still debating the merits of socialism?

SACRAMENTO – In the 1970s, my dad flew from his home in Pennsylvania to a medical center in Houston to have a then-innovative bypass surgery that extended his life by more than three decades. At the same time, my wife’s family was sending bottles of aspirin to their relatives in the Polish socialist paradise. That dichotomy — Americans receiving cutting-edge medical care even as Eastern Europeans were lacking the rudimentary medicines — always stuck in my mind as I’ve written about political sys...
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More than 1,000 TSA workers still waiting for their paycheck after Trump government shutdown

The Transportation Safety Administration gave workers partial paychecks while Donald Trump's federal government shutdown was in effect. Weeks after the longest shutdown in U.S. history, over 1,000 TSA employees are still waiting for pay owed. When his shutdown over a non-existent border wall crisis finally ended, Trump said his first priority would be getting federal employees paid up in full on all their back pay owed. That hasn't happened. The Office of Management of Budget instructed agen...
Tags: Security, Post, Politics, News, Air Travel, Government, Cnn, Tsa, Donald Trump, Shutdown, Trump, Picks, Transportation Safety Administration, Office of Management of Budget, Pekoske, Bureau of Labor Statistics A TSA


This Week: Cohen Testimony Implies Trump Committed A Crime While In Office

In electrifying testimony before the House Intelligence Committee, Michael Cohen accused President Trump of personally signing checks reimbursing Cohen for their hush money scheme after he’d taken office. Cohen testified that Trump was intimately involved with the Trump Tower Moscow project during the 2016 campaign, and that Trump’s lawyers changed the text of Cohen’s congressional testimony about the development. To top it off, Cohen claimed under oath that Trump routinely engaged in tax and in...
Tags: Post, Florida, New York, News, White House, Russia, Cnn, Democrats, House, House Intelligence Committee, Trump, Allegra Kirkland, Elijah Cummings, Cohen, Michael Cohen, Roger Stone



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