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Trump Judges Are Already Screwing Biden's Climate Agenda

Retired blogger Donald Trump may be shrinking from public view, but his legacy will remain imprinted on the U.S. for decades to come, particularly when it comes to the judiciary. That could have huge ramifications on all types of policy, but particularly climateRead more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, Trumpism, Trump, Patrick Morrisey, Presidents Of The United States, Presidency Of Donald Trump, Presidency Of The United States, Law Crime, Presidency Of Joe Biden, Gernot Wagner, 21st Century In The United States, Terry A Doughty


Parler Warned the FBI of Potential Violence at the Capitol on Jan. 6 More Than 50 Times

In the aftermath of the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by a mob of angry Trump supporters, Parler — the online hub for bigots and far-right extremists — was quickly painted as an instigating force, one that zealots had used to mount their offensive. But during a House Oversight Committee hearing on Tuesday…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Fbi, United States, Times, Donald Trump, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Trumpism, Trump, Christopher Wray, Carolyn Maloney, House Oversight Committee, Eric Swalwell, Antifa, Parler, Alt Tech


Trump Lackeys Asked DOJ to Investigate Random Italian Guy's Claim Biden Stole Election With Satellites

GOP complaints about voting procedures in Michigan, phantom “anomalies” on ballots in Georgia, and Italian satellite hackers: Emails released by the House Oversight Committee on Tuesday show to what ridiculous extremes officials in Donald Trump’s White House went to enlist the Department of Justice in its attempt to…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Nbc, Government, White House, Georgia, Joe Biden, Gop, Michigan, Department Of Justice, Biden, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trumpism, Trump, Mark Meadows


YouTube Bans Political Ads From Its Top Ad Spot

YouTube updated its on Monday to ban any ads featuring gambling, alcohol, prescription drugs, and political content from prominently playing at the top of its homepage. Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Youtube, Advertising, Marketing, Companies, World Wide Web, Online Advertising, Trump, Alphabet Inc, Business Finance, Entertainment Culture, Technology Internet


NSA Leaker Reality Winner Is Released From Prison

Reality Winner, the whistleblower jailed in 2017 for leaking classified NSA documents to the press, has been released from prison, her attorney confirmed to Gizmodo on Monday. Read more...
Tags: Science, Government, Nsa, United States, Winner, Gizmodo, Donald Trump, National Security Agency, Pardons, Trump, The Intercept, Criminal Law, Reality Winner, Alison Grinter, Donald Trump 2016 Presidential Campaign, Law Crime


Apple and Microsoft Say They Had No Idea Trump-Era DOJ Requested Data on Political Rivals

Apple didn’t know the Department of Justice was requesting metadata of Democratic lawmakers when it complied with a subpoena during a Trump-era leak investigation, CNBC reports. Apple wasn’t the only tech giant tapped in these probes: Microsoft received a similar subpoena for a congressional staffer’s personal email…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Politics, Science, Microsoft, Companies, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Cnbc, Apple Inc, Trump, Democratic, Adam Schiff, Eric Swalwell, Zack Whittaker, William Barr, Presidency Of Donald Trump


House Lawmakers Say They Want to Break Up With Big Tech

A bipartisan coalition in the U.S. House of Representatives has introduced new antitrust legislation aimed at prying open Big Tech’s death grip on our lives. If the lawmakers get their way, it could mean that some of America’s largest tech companies will actually be broken up. Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Publishing, Science, Monopoly, America, House, Retailers, Wall Street Journal, Trump, U S House of Representatives, Legislatures, US House of Representatives, David Cicilline, David N Cicilline, Big Tech


NASA is finally advancing a space telescope that could track down dangerous asteroids before they strike Earth

An artist's concept of the NEOCam asteroid-hunting mission. NASA/JPL-Caltech A NASA space telescope could help track down 90% of asteroids big enough to crush New York. NASA is finally advancing the telescope, called NEO Surveyor, after years of passing it over. By passing a key review, the telescope has escaped what one expert called "NASA mission limbo hell." See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA is finally moving forward with a space telescope that could spot asteroi...
Tags: Space, New York, Science, News, Congress, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Mit, Asteroids, Telescope, Trump, Near-earth Objects, Chelyabinsk, NASA JPL Caltech, Chelyabinsk Russia


Biden Reverses One of Trump’s ‘Most Reckless and Irresponsible’ Decisions

Conservation advocates are gearing up for a major win. On Friday, the Forest Service said it would “repeal or replace” a Trump-era rollback that allows companies to build roads and other infrastructure in much of America’s largest national forest. It could be biggest victory for public lands the Biden administration…Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, America, Joe Biden, Bill Clinton, Biden, Forest Service, Trump, Alaska Wilderness League, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Tongass National Forest, Ketchikan Alaska, Tongass, Branko Marcetic, Presidency Of Donald Trump, Alaska Boroughs


DOJ Forced Apple to Reveal Data from Two House Democrats as Part of Trump's Leaker Crusade

It recently came to light that the Trump-era Department of Justice quietly seized phone records of journalists at the Washington Post, CNN, and the New York Times to suss out their sources as part of the administration’s rabid crackdown on leakers. Well, apparently the witch hunt didn’t stop there: In 2017 and 2018, a…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Politics, Science, Rachel Maddow, California, Joe Biden, Companies, New York Times, Apple Inc, Trump, Adam Schiff, Washington Post CNN, Trumpukraine Scandal, Science And Technology In The United States, DOJ Forced Apple, Trump era Department of Justice


Trump’s PAC Site Tricks Donors Into Recurring Charges With ‘Happy Birthday’ Dark Patterns

It’s tough out there being a Donald Trump supporter. He makes you and your fascist compatriots chant “toilet” at plague rallies, then he leaves thousands of you freezing in the cold with no way to return to the parking lot. He tells you to try and overthrow the U.S. government then gets stingy with the pardons. Then…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Politics, Science, Brands, Paul ryan, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence, PAUL, The Trump Organization, Presidents Of The United States, American People Of German Descent, Economy Of The United States, Wealth Of Donald Trump, Donald Trump 2020 Presidential Campaign


Biden Order Declares TikTok Not Quite a Threat to National Security, Yet

The Biden administration passed an executive order on Wednesday that seeks to create a “criteria-based” framework for establishing whether foreign-owned apps present national security risks or not. In so doing, the regulation overturned three executive orders previously signed by former President Trump that took a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Joe Biden, Software, WeChat, Biden, Donald Trump, Huawei, Wall Street Journal, Trump, Mobile Applications, Video Software, Music Software, Tiktok, Biden Family, Application Software, Donald Trumptiktok Controversy


Lawyer Who Sued Treasury Department for Exxon Nominated to Be Agency’s General Counsel

Last week, the White House announced a slate of nominations to fill roles in the Biden administration. Among them is attorney Neil MacBride, who has been tapped to be general counsel for the Treasury Department.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, White House, Articles, Crimea, Biden, Rosneft, Exxon, Trump, Treasury Department, Davis Polk Wardwell, HM Treasury, Rex Tillerson, Igor Sechin, Revolving Door, Subprime Mortgage Crisis


US officials may have avoided the coronavirus lab-leak theory to avoid associations with controversial gain-of-function research

Guards stand outside the Wuhan Institute of Virology on February 3, 2021. Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Scientists haven't ruled out the possibility that the coronavirus leaked from a lab. US agencies have given grants to a nonprofit that funds laboratories that alter coronaviruses. So US officials may have dismissed the lab leak theory to avoid association with this research. See more stories on Insider's business page. Is the best way to protect people from a dangerous virus to cr...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Obama, Senate, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Lab, Leak, Rand Paul, World Health Organization, State Department, Getty, Anthony Fauci, Nih


The Biden administration is working to reverse 5 Trump-era rollbacks on protecting endangered species

FILE - In this May 13, 2019 file photo provided by the National Park Service is a female condor in Zion National Park, Utah. Seven environmental and animal protection groups have filed the first lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's recent rollbacks to the Endangered Species Act. Their lawsuit filed Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in federal court in San Francisco comes after the federal government announced last week it was rescinding some protections for wildlife. (National Park Servi...
Tags: Politics, Science, US, America, San Francisco, Trends, Joe Biden, Esa, Gop, Williams, Endangered Species, Biden, Interior Department, Donald Trump, National Park Service, Endangered Species Act


Lauren Boebert Spends Drought Hearing Rambling About ‘Green New Deal Extremists’

Rep. Lauren Boebert, the gun-toting, Trump-loving, riot-goading, Congresswoman from Colorado, has a new conspiratorial obsession. And she’s fixated on it rather than working to address the multiple environmental crises facing her state. Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Obama, Colorado, Environment, Articles, Joe Biden, United States, Environmentalism, Biden, Donald Trump, Michael Bloomberg, Trump, Breitbart, Koch Industries, Lisa Murkowski


New Biden Executive Order Bans U.S. Investment in Huawei and 58 Other Chinese Tech Companies

Following a previous Trump executive order that banned some Chinese companies from buying U.S.-made tech, this week President Biden issued a new executive order banning U.S. entities from investing in 59 different Chinese tech and defense companies.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Joe Biden, Companies, Telecommunications, Biden, Donald Trump, Huawei, Camcorders, Trump, U S, Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp, Hikvision, EO, Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co Ltd, Biden Family


State Department staff warned a Trump-appointed official against investigating COVID-19's origins, fearing a probe would 'open a can of worms,' a leaked memo says

A worker in protective coverings directs members of the World Health Organization (WHO) team on their arrival at the airport in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. AP Photo/Ng Han Guan Government staff warned leaders against investigating COVID-19's origins, Vanity Fair reports. State Department official Thomas DiNanno said staff thought a probe would "open a can of worms." The theory that the virus leaked from a Chinese lab has gained traction in r...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Healthcare, Who, State Department, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, Wuhan, Trump, World Health Organization WHO


State Department staff warned leaders against investigating COVID-19's origins, fearing it would 'open a can of worms,' according to a senior Trump appointee

A worker in protective coverings directs members of the World Health Organization (WHO) team on their arrival at the airport in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. AP Photo/Ng Han Guan Staff in two US government bureaus warned leaders against pursuing an investigation into the origins COVID-19 because it would "open a can of worms," according to an internal memo viewed by Vanity Fair. Thomas DiNanno, former acting assistant secretary of the State Departme...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, China, US, Trends, Healthcare, Who, State Department, Donald Trump, Vanity Fair, Wuhan, Trump, World Health Organization WHO, Hubei Province, Chris Ford


Biden acknowledged Trump's role in the vaccine rollout as he urged skeptics to get the shot

President Joe Biden getting a coronavirus vaccine. Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post via Getty Images Biden acknowledged Trump's role in the US's successful coronavirus vaccination program. He noted that vaccines were authorized under Trump, and credited both parties. Biden is trying to boost vaccine take-up, and Republicans are less likely to get the shot. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden acknowledged former President Donald Trump's role...
Tags: Politics, Science, Washington Post, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, News UK, Pfizer, Getty, Republican, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Democratic, Demetrius Freeman


Trump Deplatforms Himself

The media layoffs continue unabated. The former president’s blog, From the Desk of Donald J. Trump, has ceased all editorial operations, deleted its website and all existing posts, and let go of what was presumably its only staffer (Trump).Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Science, Software, Computing, Donald Trump, Operating Systems, Real Time Web, Text Messaging, Trumpism, Trump, Donald J Trump, Jason Miller, South of Market San Francisco, QAnon, Universal Windows Platform Apps


A space telescope that could protect Earth from asteroids has been stuck in 'NASA mission limbo hell' - but it may finally escape

An artist's concept of an asteroid-hunting space telescope. NASA/JPL-Caltech A future NASA space telescope could help track down 90% of asteroids big enough to crush New York. But efforts to launch such an asteroid observatory have failed to advance for years. Now, NASA's NEO Surveyor mission may finally move forward if it passes a key review in the coming weeks. See more stories on Insider's business page. An asteroid big enough to wipe out a city could be careening towards Ea...
Tags: Space, New York, Science, News, Congress, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Mit, Asteroids, Telescope, Trump, Near-earth Objects, Congressional, Chelyabinsk, NASA JPL Caltech


Right-wing rhetoric and the trivialization of pandemic casualties

Right-wing voices set out powerful but misleading arguments to justify inaction by the Trump administration during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study of the rhetoric used by high-level government officials and influential commentators in the US during the first half of 2020.
Tags: Science, US, Trump


Biden’s Justice Department Is Defending a Trump-Era Plan to Drill the Arctic

President Joe Biden campaigned saying that the climate crisis is the “number one threat” facing the U.S. Since entering the White House, he’s pledged to decarbonize the U.S. electricity grid by 2035 and ordered his administration to place a moratorium on drilling leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. But on…Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, White House, Environment, Joe Biden, Arctic, Biden, Donald Trump, Justice Department, ConocoPhillips, Reed Smith, Trumpism, Trump, Conoco, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Merrick Garland


Florida Is Already Getting Sued for Its Probably Illegal Social Media Ban

Lest you miss out on the delightful goings-on in U.S. politics these days, picture this: A politician passes a draconian, poorly thought-out, maybe illegal regulation, designed mostly as a symbolic gesture to his base but that will likely help none of his actual constituents. Then, a pro-business lobby jumps in to…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Florida, Science, Ebay, Disney, Social Media, Software, Computing, Operating Systems, Real Time Web, Trump, Ron DeSantis, Computer and Communications Industry Association, Big Tech, Computer Communications Industry Association


A Man on Death Row Has Waited Years for GitHub to Provide Key Evidence. Here's Why It Refuses.

For at least the second time in recent memory, a person’s life potentially hinges on critical information that is being withheld by a social platform. Joseph Colone, a man accused of murder and sentenced to death in Texas in 2017, is seeking code stored on GitHub, which could show that key evidence in his case was…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Texas, Science, Software, Discovery, Computing, Github, Operating Systems, Trump, John Roberts, Joseph Colone, Jeffrey Stein, Stored Communications Act, Omar Ameen, Law Crime, Charles Crompton


Using a DNA-led framework to reunite separated migrant families

Nearly three years after the Trump administration's "Zero Tolerance" policy went into effect, more than 445 children remain separated from their families, largely due to insufficient identifying paperwork and U.S. immigration officials' failures to plan, track and reunite separated families.
Tags: Science, Trump


Rep. Adam Schiff says it is 'critical' for US to finish probe of COVID-19 origins to avoid 'any premature or politically-motivated conclusions'

Rep. Adam Schiff chairs the House intelligence committee. Saul Loeb/Getty Images Rep. Adam Schiff said it is "critical" to allow the IC to complete its probe of COVID-19 origins. President Biden said Wednesday he gave the intelligence community 90 days to further probe COVID-19's origins. Schiff said the IC continues to investigate the "two most likely scenarios" - animal to human transmission or a possible lab leak. See more stories on Insider's business page. Rep. Adam Schiff sai...
Tags: Politics, Science, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Beijing, House, Who, World Health Organization, Intelligence Community, Biden, Committee, Trump, Adam Schiff


There’s No Way the Big Tech Law Florida Just Passed Is Legal

Today, Trump lackey and Florida governor Ron DeSantis signed into law “Florida’s Big Tech Bill,” a thinly-veiled attempt to appease Trump’s Twitter and Facebook gripe. And also money in the bank for Big Tech warrior, Ron DeSantis.Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Florida, Science, Social Networks, Social Media, Software, Computing, Donald Trump, Operating Systems, Trumpism, Trump, Ron DeSantis, Big Tech, Section 230, Trump 's Twitter


Why the Hillbilly Elegy Guy and Peter Thiel Are Backing a YouTube Clone for Republicans

The Hillbilly Elegy guy and right-wing billionaire Peter Thiel are teaming up to invest big money in a conservative alternative to YouTube called Rumble, the Wall Street Journal reported last week. Why would these ghouls want a piece of one of the web’s junkiest services?Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, Youtube, Politico, Articles, Joe Biden, Software, Peter Thiel, Vimeo, Wall Street Journal, Operating Systems, Gawker Media, Trump, Tucker Carlson, Rob Portman



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