Donald Trump’s ‘Fake News Awards’ red-face moment for media, riot for right

The results are in and a top winner of the 2017 “Fake News Awards” goes to – drumroll, please – The New York Times for a Paul Krugman story that predicted a dire outcome for the economy because of President Donald Trump’s win of the White House. As we all know, the economy has actually rallied… Please follow and like us:

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Robert Mueller money laundering push could spark constitutional crisis

Any move by special counsel Robert Mueller to go beyond collusion and obstruction of justice to probe possible money laundering by President Trump and his family could trigger a major constitutional clash – and present Congress with a massive political headache. With nearly eight months gone by and some $7 million spent on Mr. Mueller’s Russia… Please follow and like us:

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CULTURE – A look back at the key words of 2017, from ‘covfefe’ to youthquake

Several new words made their way into the lexicon in 2017 while others were inadvertently invented. FRANCE 24 takes a look back at some of the terms that helped define the year. Covfefe US President Donald Trump is no stickler for traditional spelling and usage, but when he tweeted the word “covfefe” in May, millions were… Please follow and like us:

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Three Huge, Totally Unexpected Surprises to Look for in 2018

Here are three leading examples of the conventional wisdom among Washington’s political experts about what will happen in 2018: Democrats will ride a “Blue Wave” of congressional campaign victories to retake control of Congress, gaining majorities in the Senate and the House of Representatives. Only the richest Americans will benefit economically from passage of President Donald… Please follow and like us:

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Secretary of State: Americans Should Be ‘Encouraged’ with US Diplomatic Efforts

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has touted the diplomatic accomplishments of President Donald Trump’s administration this year, saying “Americans should be encouraged” by its dealings with the U.S.’ “greatest security threat,” North Korea, along with China and Russia. In an Op-Ed published Thursday in The New York Times, Tillerson wrote that Trump “abandoned the failed… Please follow and like us:

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FBI Foils Plot for Christmas Day Attack on San Francisco 

The FBI has arrested an American man who allegedly plotted a terrorist attack on a popular tourist site in San Francisco to be carried out on Christmas Day. Federal authorities announced Friday that they had arrested Everitt Aaron Jameson, 26, of Modesto, California, this week. Jameson allegedly told an undercover FBI agent that he planned to… Please follow and like us:

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Trump: ‘No, I’m not’ firing Mueller, as allies step up attacks on special counsel probe

WASHINGTON — Amid increasing Republican attacks on Robert S. Mueller III over the scope and impartiality of his investigation of Russian campaign meddling, President Donald Trump denied on Sunday that he had any intention of firing the special counsel. “No — no, I’m not,” Trump said on Sunday as he returned to the White House from… Please follow and like us:

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Is Tor Browser Safe, Signal App Private? Snowden Says FBI Should Use Them

In the wake of reports that text messages between two FBI officials revealed negative opinions of then-candidate Donald Trump, former National Security Agency contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden offered a piece of advice for those trying to keep communications private: “Use Tor. Use Signal.” The recommendation from the former government employee was directed specifically at FBI… Please follow and like us:

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Tech support scams hitting more computer users online

CHICAGO – For consumers who turn over control of their computers to remote technicians online, the fix may already be in. A growing number of remote tech support scams are popping up, in which users facing “crashed” computers give online access for repairs that do nothing more than drain their wallets, according to a study released… Please follow and like us:

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CIA veterans: Spooks know names of DNC leakers

Julian Assange WASHINGTON – The Central Intelligence Agency knows the identities of the people who leaked DNC emails to the whistleblower organization WikiLeaks during the heat of the 2016 presidential campaign, a former CIA officer contends. Fred Rustmann, who served as an operations officer in the CIA’s National Clandestine Service for 24 years and was a… Please follow and like us:

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Spread the swamp? Trump administration wants to move government offices out of Washington

WASHINGTON — Amid the talk of draining swamps, restoring political might to blue-collar America and turning off the spigot of taxpayer cash that showers Washington, a familiar battle cry is ricocheting through this city: Move the bureaucrats out. It has the ring of a Trumpian fantasy. Dislodge arms of the federal government from Washington and reattach… Please follow and like us:

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Roger Stone: Donald Trump’s lawyers ‘are giving him bad advice’

The attorneys representing President Trump in matters related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe “are giving him bad advice,” said Roger Stone, one of the president’s former campaign advisers. “I don’t think the president is getting good legal advice,” Mr. Stone, a longtime Republican strategist who advised Mr. Trump’s campaign through August 2015, said on… Please follow and like us:

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Franken resignation, Jerusalem move, whatever: Stocks continue to melt up

WASHINGTON, December 7, 2017: This column’s devoted cadre of regular readers has undoubtedly noticed we’ve been playing hooky for the last week or two. That’s mainly been due to the stock market’s unusual case of late-year malaise. Yet this week, neither the latest fake Russian scandals, the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s official capital, nor… Please follow and like us:

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DNA has gone digital – what could possibly go wrong?

By Jean Peccoud, Professor, Abell Chair in Synthetic Biology, Colorado State University and Jenna E. Gallegos, Postdoctoral Researcher in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Colorado State University. Modern advances come with new liabilities. Sergey Nivens/Shutterstock.com Biology is becoming increasingly digitized. Researchers like us use computers to analyze DNA, operate lab equipment and store genetic information. But new… Please follow and like us:

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Fake news ABC suspends Brian Ross… for reporting fake news

WASHINGTON, December 4, 2017 – Fake news is in the news again. Friday morning, ABC “reporter” Brian Ross breathlessly proclaimed that candidate Donald Trump had “illegally” directed Michael Flynn to “collude” with the Russian government. This fake news was disastrously wrong and misleading on at least two counts. But it was enough to cause a Friday… Please follow and like us:

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