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Ben Carson is proving to be the bizarre and incompetent Secretary of Housing and Urban Development we expected him to be

Nothing like getting thrown out on the street with 2 kids and a $7.25-per-hour job to give you the tools to achieve<p>Since neurosurgeon and former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson was sworn in as secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development on March 2, we’ve barely heard a …

Disclosures show Manafort participated in Ukraine lobbying

President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort met at least one U.S. government official connected to the Russia-aligned political party he was representing in 2012 and 2013, according to recent disclosures filed with the Justice Department.<p>With Vin Weber, a partner at the lobbying …

Trump Is Giving A $4 Billion Tax Cut To His Kids As He Takes Away Health Care From Millions

Donald Trump’s plan to repeal the Estate Tax would be a windfall for Trump’s own children who could get as much as $4 billion tax cut, as at least 24 …

Adobe Is Using Algorithms to Add 6DoF to Monoscopic VR Videos – Variety

Hardly a day has gone by this month without the announcement of a new virtual reality (VR) camera system. Facebook, Google and GoPro all aim to make …

Virtual Reality

Jaws Drop As Trump Admits That He Is Not Reading The Executive Orders He Is Signing

While signing an executive order in the White House, President Donald Trump revealed his attitude towards reading the executive orders that he is …

The Senate’s investigation into Trump’s Russia ties is staffed by only 7 people, part-time

<b>(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)</b><p>Don’t expect many results from the investigation over the next few years<p>Charlie May<p>April 24, 2017 3:22pm (UTC)<p>The Senate Intelligence Committee has not been properly staffed or equipped to conduct a proper investigation into Donald Trump's possible ties to Russia, …

Trump and the media: Beneath the surface hostility, a deep and dangerous symbiosis

<b>Trump goofs up on the regular. (Getty/Saul Loeb/Salon)</b><p>Despite the “fake news” claims, Trump knows the media helped elect him — and sees ratings as his salvation<p>Heather Digby Parton<p>April 24, 2017 12:00pm (UTC)<p>Over the weekend The New York Times published a major story about FBI Director James …

Nate Silver Nails It: The Media Is Responsible For Costing Clinton The Election

The media doesn’t talk about how Hillary Clinton really lost, because it implicates their judgment.<p>Nate Silver pointed out that Hillary Clinton got a …

Russian Bombers And Spy Planes Are Suddenly Stalking A U.S. Coast For The First Time In Years

With the investigation into Trump-Russia ties receiving more updates every day — including sketchy Carter Page news and a Putin-linked think tank hatching a voter-fraud conspiracy — it’s also useful to remember that Russia’s not thrilled with President Trump lately. This is especially the case …

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Sources: Russia tried to use Trump advisers to infiltrate campaign

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The FBI gathered intelligence last summer that suggests Russian operatives tried to use Trump advisers, including Carter Page, to infiltrate the Trump campaign, according to US officials.<p>The new information adds to the emerging picture of how the Russians tried to influence the …

CNN: Russia Tried To Infiltrate Trump Camp Through Advisers Like Carter Page

U.S. intelligence officials obtained evidence that Russian operatives tried to infiltrate the Trump campaign through its sprawling network of …

Why Is WWE Listed As The Trump Foundation's Biggest Donor?

Among the hundreds of pages of financial information that the Donald J. Trump Foundation has submitted to the Internal Revenue Service over the years, one donation stands out. In 2007, the publicly traded wrestling empire WWE donated $4 million to the Trump Foundation, 114 times as much as the …

Donald Trump

States spend millions to drug test the poor, turn up few positive results

They spent $1.3 million to find just 369 drug users.<p>Low-income Americans who need to enroll in the country’s only cash assistance program—the …

Elizabeth Warrens Makes The One Argument That Strikes Fear Deep In The Dark Heart Of Trump

On NBC’s Today, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) made the one argument that terrifies Trump and the GOP. Warren asked why is it that the people at the …

Voximplant makes it easy to put voice and video communication in AR/VR apps

Voximplant believes that virtual reality and augmented reality get better when you use them to communicate. So the Palo Alto, Calif.-based company is releasing its Unity-based software development kit to make it easy for developers of AR/VR apps to add real-time voice and video …

Augmented Reality

Trump Drops Campaign Promise to Label China a Currency Manipulator

President Donald Trump said he won’t brand China a currency manipulator, retreating from a core campaign promise, though he argued that a strong …

Donald Trump

Trump's Russia Scandal Returns As Hacker Says He Was Arrested for Virus Linked to Trump's Win

This is a weird Russian story about a spam king being arrested, whose wife, Maria Levashova, said on RT he was told it was because of his involvement …

Trump's For-Profit Presidency Takes Ugly Turn as He Makes Money by Attacking Syria

Ever since Donald Trump the businessman engineered a hostile takeover of the United States government, he has been modeling the for-profit presidency …

ABC News: Syrians Knew Of Attack, Moved Personnel, Critical Targets.

Per ABC News, an eyewitness to last night’s attacks advised that the Syrian military knew of the forthcoming attack and acted in advance to move …

Racism in America: It’s so pervasive that white people pay less for car insurance

Black people pay more than white people for car insurance, even when the risk is lower<p>It’s expensive to be black in America. From cradle to grave, for everything from starter home loans to burial insurance, African Americans are confronted with a paywall that demands they fork over more than …

Report: Ex-CIA director warned top lawmakers last summer that Russia was trying to help Trump

The CIA early last summer obtained evidence of Russia's efforts to help Trump, The Times reported, and concluded before the FBI did that Russia's goal was not just to undermine the election, but to boost Trump's chances of winning.<p>Whereas the CIA was fairly confident by late August that the …

Jared Kushner hid dozens of meetings with Russians from his application for top-secret security clearance

Kushner failed to report dozens of contacts with foreign leaders. His lawyer argues Kushner simply forgot<p>Jared Kushner, the White House's key diplomat and business innovator, did not disclose dozens of encounters with foreign leaders when he applied for top-secret security clearance, The New York …

A Network Of Russian-Language News Sites Is Secretly Owned By Kremlin, Investigation Finds

The investigation, by Latvia’s Re:Baltica journalism center, found that via a number of vehicles registered in the Netherlands and Russia, Baltnews is actually owned by the same Kremlin media holding that owns Sputnik.<p>A network of Russian language news sites based in the Baltics is secretly owned …

Democratic Senator Drops A Truth Bomb: Gorsuch Should Be Blocked Because Of Trump Treason

Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) hit Republicans between the eyes with the truth during an interview with NBC’s Chuck Todd. Merkley said that …

Taser stuns law enforcement world, offers free body cameras to all US police

Company also changes name to Axon to reflect its primary body-camera product.<p>Taser, the company whose electronic stun guns have become a household …

The WhatsApp Chat That Nails Putin’s Mafia State

New evidence in the so-called Magnitsky Affair shows the rot at the core of the Russian regime.<p>It was a digital conversation never intended for …

The Perception of Liberal Bias in the Newsroom Has Nothing Whatsoever to Do With Reality

How bad is the mainstream media’s false-equivalence problem? Consider the case of Margaret Sullivan.<p>I don’t think I’ve praised any media critic more …

Intelligence chair Devin Nunes helped White House sideline claims he is meant to be investigating, says Adam Schiff, as Trump claims surveillance ‘scandal’<p>Donald Trump’s White House and a Republican congressman who is supposed to be investigating Russian interference in the US election conspired to …

Donald Trump

See This Incredible Artist Draw a Whole City From Memory

Diagnosed with autism at age three, Stephen Wiltshire is now famous for producing highly detailed scenes after just a brief glance.<p>Today, Stephen Wiltshire is one of Britain’s best-known artists. His commissions have a four- to eight-month waiting list, and videos of him sketching panoramic …

Mexico City

Trump Just Blew A Hole In Breitbart’s Case For Editorial Independence

During the segment in question, conservative activist Peter Schweizer detailed connections between former Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John …