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Posted by: Henry Rodgers in US News March 25, 2019 South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham called for a new special counsel at a Monday press conference, which would look into the FBI and DOJ to see what led to the Russia investigation into President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign. Graham said he plans to
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Former Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan predicted just two short weeks ago that President Trump’s family members or associates would be indicted in the special counsel’s probe, a forecast that proved far off the mark on Friday after Robert Mueller ended his investigation without issuing new indictments. During an appearance on MSNBC on
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“Fox & Friends” contributor Kurt Knutsson said insurance companies will likely start looking at social media accounts to determine premiums for their customers. “There’s very little of anything that’s stopping insurance company representatives from scouring through history of all of our online posts,” Knutsson said Friday. “A warning this morning to really pay attention
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Tech analysts are scrutinizing Facebook after recent reports reveal the social media company left millions of passwords open to staff members. Facebook violated fundamental computer-security practices, analysts say after the company confirmed that millions of passwords readily available to staff. Basic security practices require organizations and website hold sensitive information in a scrambled form that
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Democratic Rep. Steve Cohen of Tennessee said the electoral college was “conceived in sin” and claimed it was invented to keep black people down. “This is all conceived in sin and perpetuating slavery on the American people and on the African-American people, directly,” Cohen said on “CNN Right Now” Tuesday. “We need to give
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More than 140 groups and individuals signed onto a Monday letter supporting President Donald Trump’s proposed climate panel to review recent studies on climate change. The letter’s signatories are composed of conservative think tanks, science groups, scientists such as Ivar Giaever, who won the Nobel Prize for physics in 1973, and others. Recent climate science
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Republican California Rep. Devin Nunes filed suit against Twitter and some Twitter users Monday for $250 million in compensatory damages, alleging that the social media platform engaged in “shadow-banning conservatives” including himself. “Twitter created and developed the content at issue in this case by transforming false accusations of criminal conduct, imputed wrongdoing, dishonesty and lack
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President Donald Trump’s administration is pushing back on a media report that claimed no new walls had been built along the southern border with Mexico. The Daily Mail published a story on Thursday that said the Trump has built “ZERO new walls despite claiming otherwise for months,” citing a statement from U.S. Customs and Border Protection
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An alleged gunman behind Friday’s deadly mosque shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand, reportedly wrote his weapon of choice was firearms for “the effect it could have on the politics of United States and thereby the political situation of the world” in a manifesto that has been linked to him. New Zealand and U.S. gun laws
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Prosecutors are looking to recover nearly $450,000 from a Harvard University alumnus who allegedly took the SAT and ACT exams for students in a massive college admissions scandal. Mark Riddell, 36, was reportedly paid $10,000 for each test he took for college applicants, according to NBC News Wednesday. It is unclear how many tests he
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Federal prosecutors are investigating partnership deals Facebook forged with some of the world’s largest technological companies. A grand jury subpoenaed records from two smartphone developers, The New York Times reported Wednesday, citing two anonymous sources familiar with the matter. Both companies entered into large and complex data deals with Facebook, allowing all the firms involved in
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President Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign is said to be unprecedented in size and scope, having already secured $100 million as it continues building out the regiment needed to win a second term. “We are on track to outpace our 2016 numbers by many multiples,” Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale said, The Washington Post reported Sunday. “We
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren released a plan Friday to wallop big tech companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon as the Massachusetts Democrat works to differentiate herself among fellow presidential candidates. Her proposal would impose new rules on tech companies with $25 billion or more in annual ad revenue, forcing Amazon and Google to dramatically reduce their
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Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is stepping down in the middle of his fight against “epidemic” teen e-cigarette use, Health and Human Services Sec. Alex Azar announced Tuesday. Sources close to Gottlieb say he is resigning so that he can spend more time with his wife and three daughters, reported CNBC. They have
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OxyContin manufacturer Purdue Pharma is reportedly weighing a bankruptcy filing after most of its profits ended up in the pockets of the Sacklers, the multibillion-dollar family who control the company, according to sources cited by The Wall Street Journal. The drug company is working with restructuring experts for a potential bankruptcy filing, people familiar with
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