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Microsoft reveals first known midterm campaign hacking attempts

Microsoft detected and helped block hacking attempts against three congressional candidates this year, a company executive said Thursday, marking the first known example of cyber interference in the midterm elections.<p>“Earlier this year, we did discover that a fake Microsoft domain had been …

Phishing

The Worst Security Risk in U.S. History

No one knows what President Trump told Vladimir Putin in Helsinki—or why even his own national-security adviser was excluded from the room.<p>As a candidate, Donald Trump promised to run the U.S. government in the same way he ran his businesses. At his Helsinki meeting with Russian president Vladimir …

Donald Trump

Dems erupt into 'USA' chant on House floor after Hoyer gives fiery anti-Putin speech

They began chanting “USA, USA, USA”-- but it wasn't a Trump rally.<p>House Democrats on Thursday erupted into the chants on the floor of the House of Representatives after House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., delivered a fiery speech condemning Russian President Vladimir Putin for election meddling …

Vladimir Putin

Buddhist Prayers and Meditation Helped the Thai Boys Survive

There is no doubt science, technology and courageous rescuers played a huge role liberating the boys in the cave. So did their faith. Now most will …

Chiang Rai

Trump’s latest interview on Russia shows the profound crisis facing America

At best, Trump is frighteningly ignorant and naive. At worst, well ...<p>Donald Trump finds himself in perhaps the worst political position of his presidency, dragged down by a disaster made entirely by his own actions and inability to conduct himself in a manner that is remotely acceptable given the …

Donald Trump

Trump slams rate increases by independent Federal Reserve

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is casting aside concerns about the Federal Reserve's independence and saying he's "not happy" with the central bank's interest rate increases.<p>Trump tells CNBC: "I don't like all of this work that we're putting into the economy and then I see rates going up."<p>…

Donald Trump

GOP blocks effort to rebuke Trump on Russia, McFaul resolution to be voted on later

<b>(CNN) —</b> A top Senate Republican leader blocked passage Thursday of a non-binding bipartisan resolution related to Russia's interference in the 2016 election, as fallout from the controversial summit between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin continued to reverberate through …

Donald Trump

The White House Can't Contain the Russia Story

President Trump’s communications shop has little control over his message on a normal day, let alone in a news-heavy week like this one.<p>The White House hasn’t lost control of the narrative surrounding President Trump and Russia, because it never had control in the first place. The fallout from the …

Donald Trump

Trump-Putin II? President Teases Second Meeting Amid Confusion

POTUS on EU fine of Google: ‘I told you so!’<p>President Donald Trump on Thursday indicated he and Russian President Donald Trump soon could have a …

Donald Trump

Trump says he'll have another meeting with Putin, again calls media 'enemy of the people'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump said Thursday he is "looking forward" to meeting again with Russian President Vladimir Putin to "begin implementing" issues they discussed during their summit earlier this week.<p>Trump, who touched off a major political controversy with his embrace of Putin …

Donald Trump

Latest New Yorker cover mocks Trump’s comedy of Helsinki errors

<b>“BOTH CHAPLIN</b> and Trump are iconic clowns,” New Yorker cover artist Barry Blitt told Comic Riffs last year, when describing his political spoof of the silent comedian’s classic film “Modern Times.”<p>Once again, with the magazine’s latest cover unveiled Thursday, Blitt is rendering President Trump as …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin morph into the same person in Time magazine cover

<b>(CNN) —</b> For the second month in a row, Time magazine has put a provocative photo illustration of President Donald Trump on its cover -- this time, morphing him into Russian President Vladimir Putin.<p>In it, Trump's distinctive blonde hair, wispy eyebrows and pursed lips merge with Putin's nose and …

Donald Trump

As explosive new Russia revelations hit Trump, Republicans throw him a lifeline

<b>THE MORNING PLUM:</b><p>For many months, leading Republicans have practically pleaded with President Trump in public to avail himself of a simple escape hatch on the Russia scandal: If you just acknowledge that Russia interfered in the 2016 election, and take seriously the prospect that Russia will do it …

Donald Trump

Nunes used donations donations to buy Celtics tickets | McClatchy Washington Bureau

Rep. Devin Nunes used political donations to pay for nearly $15,000 in tickets to Boston Celtics basketball games as well as winery tours and lavish …

Donald Trump

House Republicans defeat attempt to subpoena Trump interpreter

Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday defeated an attempt by panel Democrats to subpoena the interpreter who worked for President Donald Trump during his summit Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin.<p>“This is an extraordinary remedy, I realize, but then it’s …

Donald Trump

Slamming the script: Why the press is dismissing the president's do-over

The media seem determined not to give the president a do-over.<p>His attempt to clarify what he said in Helsinki is being widely dismissed, even mocked, by many in mainstream media land.<p>At a minimum, President Trump deserves credit for saying what he should have said to Vladimir Putin, that he accepts …

Donald Trump

Trump’s Botched Putin Summit May Help Protect the Russia Probe

Even for a Friday the 13th, it was a strange event. Just three days before President Trump was scheduled to have his first one-on-one meeting with …

Donald Trump

Trump promised them better, cheaper health care. It’s not happening.

A key small business group says Trump’s new insurance rules are unworkable, after pushing the idea for nearly 20 years.<p>President Donald Trump handed an influential business advocacy group what should have been a historic lobbying victory when he recently rolled out new rules encouraging small …

Health Care

In bid to impeach Rod Rosenstein, House Republicans are abusing power to protect Trump

Reps. Mark Meadows and Jim Jordan are trying to impeach Rod Rosenstein in an effort to protect Donald Trump. That is an abuse of power and trust.<p>Even as President Donald Trump was standing with Russian President Vladimir Putin this week — and against his own intelligence agencies and Special …

Donald Trump

Trump's Consideration of Putin's Request to Question 11 Americans for Unspecified Crimes Sparks Concern

(WASHINGTON) — The White House and the State Department are at odds over Russian President Vladimir Putin’s offer to allow the U.S. access to …

Donald Trump

‘Sort of a Double Negative’

It is an unfathomable proposition that the day would ever come when America could rightly question the loyalties of its own president, but that is precisely where we have arrived.<p>Donald Trump’s “Surrender Summit” with President Vladimir Putin of Russia was such a disloyal, traitorous display that …

Donald Trump

From the Start, Trump Has Muddied a Clear Message: Putin Interfered

WASHINGTON — Two weeks before his inauguration, Donald J. Trump was shown highly classified intelligence indicating that President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia had personally ordered complex cyberattacks to sway the 2016 American election.<p>The evidence included texts and emails from Russian military …

Donald Trump

Trump Says He Laid Down the Law in His Latest Account of His Meeting With Putin

WASHINGTON — President Trump sowed even more confusion on Wednesday over his recent meeting with President Vladimir V. Putin, insisting after a day of conflicting statements about Russia’s interference in the 2016 election that he had actually laid down the law with Mr. Putin.<p>“I let him know we …

Donald Trump

Paging Senator Mike Rounds: Your skills as Trump interpreter are once again needed

One of the more bizarre efforts by Republican lawmakers to explain why Donald Trump, appearing alongside Russian leader Vladimir Putin, dismissed …

Donald Trump

Trump first said the Jerusalem embassy will cost $250,000. It's actually $21 million.

Trump is a very expensive President; he loves to spend money—and he loves to spew lies, too. This is why the news of the true estimated cost of the …

Donald Trump

Ex-CIA Director: Russia Will Have Recorded Trump's Meeting With Putin and Will Use It Against Him

John Brennan, former CIA director in the Obama administration, said Russian President Vladimir Putin likely recorded Monday’s meeting with President …

Researcher of right-wing religious fundamentalism reveals Putin’s close ties to National Prayer Breakfast organizers

Alleged Russian spy Maria Butina was spotted on a C-SPAN video feed of the National Prayer Breakfast, but an expert in right-wing fundamentalism …

National Prayer Breakfast

No, Mr. President, Montenegro is Not Going to Start World War Three

In the dozen years since it broke away from Serbia, Montenegro, a scenic little country on the Adriatic with fewer than seven hundred thousand people, has probably never had so much attention. On Tuesday, the Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson asked President Trump why, if Montenegro were attacked, his …

Geopolitics

Ruined villages and failed utopias: The fascinating stories behind 10 company towns

From lost villages in the jungle to cities built with Lego, join us for a tour of 10 fascinating company towns.<p>Fordlândia<p>Hidden deep in the Amazon rainforest, close to the city of Santarém on the banks of the Rio Tapajós, lies the remains of Henry Ford's ill-conceived utopian town of Fordlândia.<p>The …

Mining