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CA Legislation Threatening Second Amendment Rights Up This Week

No rest for the wicked: California Lawmakers are back to their old, anti-gun tricks again. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- This week, several committees will be hearing bills that impact both your Second Amendment Rights and hunting heritage in California. Use the “Take Action” buttons below to contact members of the committees and urge their opposition to the following bills. Tuesday August 4: Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee 10:00 a.m.  SB 1175, sponsored by Senator Henry Ste...
Tags: Guns, California, Senate Appropriations Committee, Department Of Justice, Nra, Assembly, IMG, California Department of Justice, David Chiu, Ammoland, Gun Rights News, NRA-ILA, Henry Stern, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA, Senate Public Safety Committee


Zoom will suspend direct sales in mainland China and only sell through partners, amid scrutiny over its ties to the country (ZM)

Zoom is halting direct sales of its video conferencing products in mainland China and will only sell there through third party partners.  This move comes as Zoom relationship with China has been questioned by lawmakers and users over the last few months, though Zoom doesn't cite that as the reason for the change.  The change will take effect on August 23, and users in mainland China will still be able to join Zoom meetings as participants, a company spokesperson told Business Insider.  In rece...
Tags: Microsoft, China, India, US, Trends, Department Of Justice, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Trump, Mainland China, Tiananmen Square, San Jose California, Richard Blumenthal D Conn, Eric Yuan, Business Insider CNBC


Justice Department Is Scrutinizing Takeover of Credit Karma by Intuit, Maker of TurboTax

The Department of Justice is scrutinizing Silicon Valley giant Intuit's $7 billion takeover attempt of Credit Karma, an upstart personal finance firm that became a competitor when it launched a free tax prep offering that challenges Intuit's TurboTax product. From a report: The probe comes after ProPublica first reported in February that antitrust experts viewed the deal as concerning because it could allow a dominant firm to eliminate a competitor with an innovative business model. Intuit alrea...
Tags: Tech, Silicon Valley, Department Of Justice, Doj, Intuit, Justice Department, Credit Karma, Ron Wyden, Turbotax, David Cicilline, Cicilline, Intuit Maker of TurboTax


Xavier Becerra should stop undermining California’s democracy

A threat to California’s democracy is coming from an unlikely source – the unit within the California Department of Justice responsible for writing the ballot labels for initiative measures. By law, the California Attorney General is charged with preparing a ballot label for each initiative measure – a short description of the measure that appears in every voter’s ballot.  He also prepares its title and summary for the voter guide.  Both the ballot label, and the title and summary, must be a “tr...
Tags: California, Opinion, Sport, Soccer, Department Of Justice, Legislature, California Department of Justice, Pete Wilson, Xavier Becerra, Guest Commentary, Political Cartoons AG Becerra, Daniel M Kolkey


The 17-year-old 'mastermind' behind the massive Twitter hack reportedly has a history of running online scams using Minecraft and Bitcoin (TWTR)

Graham Clark, the 17-year-old charged with orchestrating a massive Twitter hack last month, reportedly has a history of scamming people with Bitcoin. Clark faces 30 felony charges in Florida, where he is accused of taking over dozens of verified Twitter accounts, including those of Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Kim Kardashian, to trick people into handing over money. Legal records show that Clark was previously suspected of being involved in the theft of $856,000 at age 16 but was never charge...
Tags: Twitter, Florida, Kim Kardashian, Trends, United Kingdom, Minecraft, Department Of Justice, Clark, Orlando Florida, Rolex, Tampa Bay Times, Tampa Florida, Graham Clark, Nima Fazeli, Chaewon, Mason Sheppard


Is Trump's top cop, attorney general William Barr, a danger to democracy?

The attorney general’s many critics saw his combative display on Capitol Hill as proof of his willingness to enable Trump’s darkest impulsesWilliam Barr was hungry. “Mr Chairman, could we take a five-minute break?” the attorney general asked Jerry Nadler of the House of Representatives’ judiciary committee. “No,” retorted Nadler, his hearing almost done. Barr responded sardonically: “You’re a real class act.”It was pure Barr: a proud, combative, unflappable and unapologetic partisan warrior in t...
Tags: Florida, News, Washington, Senate, White House, Russia, US, Dhs, United States, House, House Of Representatives, George Bush, Portland, Fox News, Capitol Hill, Catholic


The Horrifying ICE Documentary Trump Doesn’t Want You to See

In 2017, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), in their infinite wisdom, granted a pair of filmmakers unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to their officers and facilities. And for nearly three years, Christina Clusiau and Shaul Schwarz captured the human toll of Trump’s zero tolerance immigration policy, which saw undocumented families ripped apart and placed in ruinous detention centers. According to Clusiau and Schwarz, ICE—who were contractually allowed to review cuts of the series bu...
Tags: New York, Texas, News, Obama, New York City, America, Atlanta, Netflix, United States, Ice, Nazi, Cia, Bob, El Salvador, Houston, Department Of Justice


Daily Crunch: Florida teen arrested in Twitter hack

Three arrests are made following this month’s celebrity Twitter hack, Microsoft may be working to acquire TikTok’s U.S. business and Facebook launches licensed music videos. Here’s your Daily Crunch for July 31, 2020. The big story: Florida teen arrested in Twitter hack In a hack earlier this month, high-profile Twitter accounts like Apple, Elon Musk, Barack Obama and Joe Biden were compromised and posted messages promoting a cryptocurrency scheme. Now an investigation by the FBI and Departme...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Twitter, Florida, Microsoft, China, US, Tech, Joe Biden, Hack, Fbi, Ford, Genomics, Helix, Department Of Justice, Nih


A 17-year-old in Tampa, Florida has been arrested in connection with the massive Twitter hack that hijacked dozens of high-profile accounts (TWTR)

A 17-year-old in Florida has been arrested in connection with a major Twitter hack that compromised the accounts of dozens of high-profile accounts. State prosecutors filed 30 fraud, identity theft, and hacking charges against the individual, calling him the "mastermind" of a "massive fraud." Twitter's internal controls were improperly accessed in mid July in a hack that tricked people into giving away at least than $120,000 in cryptocurrency. The Department of Justice also charged two individ...
Tags: Twitter, Florida, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, Warren, Department Of Justice, US Department of Justice, Clark, WFLA, Tampa Florida, The IRS, Graham Clark, Andrew Warren


A 17-year-old was arrested for being the “mastermind” of the massive bitcoin Twitter hack

A 17-year-old boy from Tampa, Florida was arrested by the FBI, IRS, US Secret Service, and Florida law enforcement, who accuse the teenager of being the "mastermind" behind the Bitcoin scam Twitter hack that compromised the accounts of over a dozen famous people including Elon Musk, Joe Biden, Bill Gates, and President Obama. Here's the press release from Andrew H Warren, in the Office of the State Attorney 13th judicial circuit: Hillsborough State Attorney’s Office tapped to prosecute worldwid...
Tags: Post, Elon Musk, Florida, News, Obama, America, Barack Obama, Cybersecurity, Scams, Fbi, Bitcoin, Hacks, Warren, Secret Service, Department Of Justice, Tampa


Stephen Miller Spreads Blatant Lies About Mail-In Voting on ‘Fox & Friends’

Anyone who still thinks Donald Trump was “joking” when he suggested delaying the presidential election this week might want to check out what Stephen Miller had to say about the issue of mail-in voting on Fox & Friends Friday morning. The senior policy adviser began the interview by praising his boss for bringing “the whole nation’s attention to the catastrophic notion of universal mail-in ballots.” But when Miller tried to explain what is so “catastrophic” about the vote-by-mail system, he imm...
Tags: Florida, John Lewis, News, Washington, White House, Barack Obama, Fox, Fox News, Department Of Justice, Biden, Donald Trump, Miller, Trump, United States of America, Fox Friends, Brennan Center for Justice


DOJ Attorneys Push Back On Restraining Order Supporting Journalists In Portland

The Department of Justice is pushing for a court order protecting journalists from arrest during the months-long Portland protests to be lifted, claiming that some of those engaged in violence have used the order to “masquerade” as members of the press. U.S. Attorney for Oregon Billy Williams, with a group of DOJ attorneys, submitted a filing Thursday contesting the temporary restraining order issued last week by U.S. District Court Judge Michael Simon that blocks federal authorities from tar...
Tags: News, Nbc, Washington Post, Oregon, Politico, Dhs, Williams, Aclu, Protests, Portland, Department Of Justice, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, Simon, U S District Court


‘He’s Terrified of Losing’—Trump Goes Into Hyperdrive to Delegitimize the Election

As much of the political world went into an uproar over Donald Trump floating the idea of delaying the November election, inside the president’s orbit, his Thursday morning tweet suggesting just that was seen as something far narrower and more strategically focused.The president isn’t really trying to delay the vote. He is trying to preemptively delegitimize the likely results.Two administration officials and another individual close to the president say that what they saw Thursday morning was t...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, New York City, Joe Biden, Yale, House Of Representatives, Portland, Capitol Hill, Department Of Justice, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Senate Intelligence Committee, Justice Department, The Daily Beast


Pompeo Refuses To Say Trump Doesn’t Have Power To Delay The Elections

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday did not reject the notion of President Donald Trump somehow going through with his suggestion to delay the 2020 election, even though a president does not have the authority to do so. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) brought up Trump’s tweet during Pompeo’s Senate hearing on the 2021 budget. “Can a president delay the November presidential election, Mr. Secretary?” the Virginia Democrat asked Pompeo. “Senator, I’m not going enter a legal judgment on that on the...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, Virginia, Joe Biden, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump, State, Pompeo, Kaine, Mike Pompeo, Sen Tim Kaine D Va, 2020 Elections, Cristina Cabrera


Full Appeals Court To Rehear Dispute Over Flynn Judge’s Handling Of His Case

The full U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will reconsider an order from a panel of its judges that sought to block Michael Flynn’s judge from probing the reasons the Justice Department wants Flynn’s case dropped. The announcement of the so-called en banc hearing means that the remarkable dispute over the DOJ’s dismissal request will rage on for at least a few more weeks. And it will allow the full D.C. Circuit — often dubbed the second most powerful court in the country — to wade in...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, White House, Russia, Fbi, Department Of Justice, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, Tierney Sneed, Flynn, D C Circuit, Sullivan, U S Court of Appeals, Michael Flynn, John Gleeson


Amazon says police demands for customer data have gone up

Amazon has said the number of demands for user data made by U.S. federal and local law enforcement have increased during the first half of 2020 than during the same period a year earlier. The disclosure came in the company’s latest transparency report, published Thursday. The figures show that Amazon received 23% more subpoenas and search warrants, and a 29% increase in court orders compared to the first half of 2019. That includes data collected from its Amazon.com retail storefront, Amazon Ech...
Tags: Amazon, Security, Business, Publishing, Hardware, Kindle, Articles, Tech, Law Enforcement, United States, Web Services, Silicon Valley, Department Of Justice, Cloud Services, Amazon Echo, Justice Department


Trump Can’t Legally Change The Election Day — But He Can Try To Undermine The Results

The President doesn’t have the authority to change the date of Election Day. But words never fail our commander in chief. So on Thursday morning, he suggested doing just that. With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history. It will be a great embarrassment to the USA. Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote??? — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 30, 2020 Lawyers and ...
Tags: Florida, Usa, News, Congress, Senate, White House, Post Office, Joe Biden, Democrats, United States, Usps, Ohio, University of Florida, Department Of Justice, Republican Party, Donald Trump


The Disinfomercial: How Larry King Got Duped Into Starring in Chinese Propaganda

This story first appeared at ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Jacobi Niv had paid Larry King a few thousand dollars apiece to narrate half a dozen videos for companies or projects in Israel, where King is still a big name. But what Niv wanted King to tape on March 27, 2019, wasn’t the usual infomercial. It was more like a disinfomercial. An Israeli with designer clothe...
Tags: Facebook, Asia, Twitter, Hong Kong, Europe, New York, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Rihanna, California, Youtube, Washington, White House, China, Russia


The US is neck-deep in a constitutional crisis

Hello, everyone! Welcome to the new edition of Insider Today. Please sign up here. QUOTE OF THE DAY "I want to stress that this is a very highly unusual event. In fact, this is the only confirmed fatality in Maine waters from a shark attack," — Patrick Keliher, commissioner of Maine Department of Marine Resources, on the Monday great white shark attack that killed 63-year-old Julie Dimperio Holowach, who was swimming 20 yards offshore. LISTEN OF THE DAY Should schools reopen? We sat down w...
Tags: Google, Europe, UK, New York, Texas, Supreme Court, Minneapolis, Congress, Oregon, Senate, White House, China, US, America, Trends, Spain


Bill Barr Defends Hero Cops Who Shoot Lots Of White People, Too

And you can check ‘black on black crime’ off on your bingo card as well.
Tags: Law, Police, Government, Department Of Justice, Bill Barr


Trump says he'll 'bring fairness' to Big Tech via an executive order if Congress doesn't take action

President Trump threatened Wednesday to use executive orders to "bring fairness" to the tech industry, if Congress didn't do it. The tweeted threat came as the House of Representatives prepared to host the CEOs of the biggest companies in the industry for a hearing on antitrust concerns. It was unclear what Trump meant when he said "bring fairness" to the industry. It's also unclear what exactly Trump could actually accomplish with an executive order to address "fairness" or antitrust concerns...
Tags: Amazon, Congress, Washington, White House, Trends, House Of Representatives, Department Of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, Trump, Troy Wolverton, Apple Google Facebook


Wednesday's big tech antitrust hearing has echoes of Bill Gates' and Microsoft's landmark court battle 22 years ago. Here's why the government scrutinized Gates and how it played out for the company. (MSFT)

More than 22 years ago, Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates faced off against Congress over issues of antitrust, not unlike tech's biggest CEOs will do on Wednesday. The Senate Judiciary Committee questioned Gates, alongside a panel of his industry peers, on Microsoft's dominance in the software market.  Microsoft's business practices ultimately led the Department of Justice to file suit against the company.  A court initially ruled that Microsoft should be broken up into two separate companies, wh...
Tags: Microsoft, Congress, US, America, Trends, Bill Gates, Sun, Steve Ballmer, Capitol Hill, Department Of Justice, Jeff Bezos, Msft, Doj, Gates, Sundar Pichai, Cnbc


Barr's fallacies undermine his own department

Attorney General Bill Barr's written opening statement to the House Judiciary Committee was replete with mischaracterizations, fallacies and unnerving stereotypes that run afoul of the principle of equal justice -- and which, taken together, show how he has transformed the Department of Justice that enforces the law to a department that undermines the rule of law.
Tags: News, Stories, Department Of Justice, House Judiciary Committee, Barr, Bill Barr


[UPDATED July 28] Trump's Memorandum on Not Counting Undocumented Immigrants for Purposes of House Reapportionment Calculations

Contrary to what you might have read, President Trump’s “Memorandum on Excluding Illegal Aliens From the Apportionment Base Following the 2020 Census,” which he issued [on Tuesday, July 21], doesn’t change the way the Department of Commerce will conduct the 2020 census.  It is, instead, an announcement of the way that Trump himself plans to report the results of that census to Congress next January, for purposes of establishing how the 435 members of the House of Representatives will be allocate...
Tags: Utah, Florida, New York, Texas, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Senate, Massachusetts, Court, West Virginia, Joe Biden, United States, Commerce, House, House Of Representatives


Department of Justice spokeswoman Kerri Kupec says Barr hearing was 'lost opportunity' for the American people

Attorney General William Barr was prepared to answer lawmakers' questions but House Democrats refused to let him speak, says Department of Justice spokeswoman Kerri Kupec.
Tags: News, House, Department Of Justice, Barr, Kerri Kupec, William Barr


Opinion: Barr's falsehoods and fallacies undermine his own department

Attorney General Bill Barr's written opening statement to the House Judiciary Committee was replete with mischaracterizations, fallacies and unnerving stereotypes that run afoul of the principle of equal justice -- and which, taken together, show how he has transformed the Department of Justice that enforces the law to a department that undermines the rule of law.
Tags: News, Stories, Department Of Justice, House Judiciary Committee, Barr, Bill Barr


Dems Were Dying to Take Down Bill Barr. Then They Nearly Blew It.

Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee waited months for the chance to interrogate Attorney General William Barr on everything from his handling of sensitive prosecutions to his clampdown on police protests. And by the time the five-hour hearing wrapped on Tuesday, they were claiming success in eliciting the type of newsworthy admissions and made-for-Twitter exchanges that could bolster their broader criticisms of the Trump administration.But the journey to those victories was decidedly rock...
Tags: New York, News, Washington, Senate, Russia, Ukraine, Democrats, Gop, House, Portland, Moscow, Capitol Hill, Nancy Pelosi, Department Of Justice, Portland Oregon, Kansas City


Google is preparing for an antitrust grilling over its search and ads dominance, and the past few weeks have given its interrogators plenty of ammo. Here are the big things to look out for. (GOOG, GOOGL)

On Wednesday, Google CEO Sundar Pichai will testify alongside the chiefs of Apple, Amazon, and Facebook as part of an investigation into the growing power of Big Tech. For Google, it's just one of several antitrust probes it's currently facing. The past few weeks have given its interrogators plenty of ammo come Wednesday. But expect a few surprises too. Here are the things to look out for on Wednesday. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. We're on the eve of a historic hearing ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Texas, Congress, California, Youtube, US, Trends, Eu, Bloomberg, Department Of Justice, Wall Street Journal, Rhode Island, Justice Department, Sundar Pichai


William Barr testimony: AG slams 'demonization of police' and insists Trump ‘has not attempted to interfere’ in criminal cases

Attorney General William Barr testified in a congressional hearing today, titled the “Oversight of the Department of Justice”, in front of the Democrat-led House Judiciary Committee. The hearing started off rocky, though, after Chairman Jerry Nadler was involved in a car crash on the way to the hearing.Mr Barr's appearance on Capitol Hill was in first in front of the House Judiciary Committee despite multiple attempts by the Democrats to get the attorney general to testify before them.
Tags: News, Capitol Hill, Department Of Justice, Trump, AG, House Judiciary Committee, Jerry Nadler, William Barr, Mr Barr


AG Barr Calls Black Lives Matter Protests in Portland ‘an Assault’ on U.S. Government

In his first appearance ever before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, Attorney General William Barr declined to say that political concerns weren’t animating the Trump administration’s use of federal troops to crack down on Black Lives Matter demonstrators.Asked by Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) if he’d discussed the politics of the crackdown with Trump or anyone in his inner circle, Barr didn’t specifically mention the Department of Justice operations but confirmed that the election “come...
Tags: New York, News, West Point, Congress, Navy, Oregon, Iraq, Russia, America, Chicago, Gop, United States, House, Portland, Homeland Security, Capitol Hill