Nick Cooper

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Trump’s Trade Pullout Roils Rural America

After the U.S. withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, other nations launch 27 separate negotiations to undercut U.S. exporters.<p>EAGLE GROVE, Iowa—On a cloud-swept landscape dotted with grain elevators, a meat producer called Prestage Farms is building a 700,000-square-foot processing plant. …

Trump rigged the FCC to broadcast Trump TV into nearly every American home

The leader of the FCC installed by Donald Trump exploited a loophole to give a pro-Trump propaganda outlet access to millions of American homes they …

IBM scientists have captured 330TB of uncompressed data into a tiny cartridge

It fits in the palm of your hand<p>In a new world record, scientists at IBM have captured 330 terabytes of uncompressed data — or the equivalent of 330 million books — into a cartridge that can fit into the palm of your hand. The record of 201 gigabits per square inch on prototype sputtered magnetic …

After China's crackdown, now Russia is banning VPNs too

It’s been a gloomy week for internet freedom.<p>On July 29 Russian president Vladimir Putin formally signed a law (link in Russian, .pdf) that prohibits the use of virtual private networks (VPNs) and other internet proxy services. The law was published on July 30, and will be implemented from November …

GOP momentum grows for more modest plan to overhaul Obamacare

The Senate rejected a proposal Wednesday that would have repealed major parts of the Affordable Care Act, but Republican leaders were growing more confident about their chances of passing a more modest overhaul of the health-care law later this week.<p>Republicans appeared to be ­coalescing around a …

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The media manipulators who poisoned the coverage of the Dakota Access Pipeline also sold us the Iraq war

The Standing Rock protesters were an unprecedented coalition of indigenous peoples, veterans, and activists of every stripe, and they faced down …

Sessions discussed Trump campaign-related matters with Russian ambassador, U.S. intelligence intercepts show

Russia’s ambassador to Washington told his superiors in Moscow that he discussed campaign-related matters, including policy issues important to Moscow, with Jeff Sessions during the 2016 presidential race, contrary to public assertions by the embattled attorney general, according to current and …

Minnesota motorist was pulled over and brutally assaulted by an officer while still buckled in his seat. Now he's facing jail time for it. https://t.co/XvXqT2Gpde

I’ve covered Obamacare since day one. I’ve never seen lying and obstruction like this.

Republicans do not want the country to know what is in their health care bill.<p>This has become more evident each day, as the Senate plots out a secretive path toward Obamacare repeal — and top White House officials (including the president) consistently lie about what the House bill actually …

Health Care

Manchester bombing investigators hunting network of terrorists swoop on suspect with 'suspicious package' in Wigan just hours after dramatic machine gun raid as number arrested reaches seven

COPS were in a desperate race against time to find the bomb gang behind the Manchester Arena massacre — before more families are destroyed.<p>Security …

A Big Win for Charter Schools

<i>Good morning.</i><p><i>(Want to get California Today by email?</i> <i>Here’s the sign-up</i><i>.)</i><p><i>Today’s introduction comes to us from Jennifer Medina, a national correspondent in Los Angeles.</i><p>School board campaigns are often sleepy affairs, not the sort of electoral battle that generates widespread attention and outside …

Trump Tries to Blame Obama for the Flynn Scandal

Even if the previous administration erred in granting the disgraced national security adviser clearance, that doesn’t excuse shoddy vetting.<p>Ahead of a major hearing Monday about Russian interference in U.S. politics, President Trump is trying to shift blame away from himself—but he’s likely to find …

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UK was given details of alleged contacts between Trump campaign and Moscow

In December the UK government was given reports by former MI6 officer Christopher Steele on possible collusion between Trump camp and the Kremlin<p>The UK government was given details last December of allegedly extensive contacts between the Trump campaign and Moscow, according to court papers.<p>Reports …

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The Crisis of Western Civ

Between 1935 and 1975, Will and Ariel Durant published a series of volumes that together were known as “The Story of Civilization.” They basically told human history (mostly Western history) as an accumulation of great ideas and innovations, from the Egyptians, through Athens, Magna Carta, the Age …

With 7 Mar-alogo trips @ $21 Million taxpayer 💲's. Reminder... I'm not gonna be big on vacations," promised @potus. https://t.co/IrGEZMvJM1

How Soviet Dissidents Ended 70 Years of Fake News

In the summer of 1990, at a fulcrum moment when his country was tipping from reform to dissolution, Mikhail S. Gorbachev spoke to Time magazine and declared, “I detest lies.” It was a revolutionary statement only because it came from the mouth of a Soviet leader.<p>On the surface, he was simply …

Kushner Omitted Meeting With Russians on Security Clearance Forms

When Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, sought the top-secret security clearance that would give him access to some of the nation’s most closely guarded secrets, he was required to disclose all encounters with foreign government officials over the last seven years.<p>But …

First U.S. Bumblebee Officially Listed as Endangered

The bee’s population has plummeted nearly 90 percent since the 1990s.<p>It’s official: For the first time in the United States, a bumblebee species has been declared endangered.<p>The rusty patched bumblebee (<i>Bombus affinis</i>), once a common sight, is “now balancing precariously on the brink of …

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Anti-Trump billboard artist receives death threats

PHOENIX — Artist Karen Fiorito knew a backlash was bound to come. And it has.<p>Commissioned by a downtown Phoenix art gallery in January to create a billboard art piece that would comment on President Trump's administration, Fiorito said what she had in mind was going to stir up a …

Kushners, Trump In-Laws, Weigh $400 Million Deal With Chinese Firm

A New York real estate company owned by the family of President Trump’s son-in-law has been negotiating to sell a $400 million stake in its Fifth Avenue flagship skyscraper to a Chinese insurance company with ties to leading families of the Communist Party.<p>The Chinese company, Anbang Insurance …

The Original Lie About Obamacare

You hear it from Republicans, pundits and even some Democrats. It’s often said in a tone of regret: <i>I wish Obama had done health reform in a bipartisan way, rather than jamming through a partisan bill.</i><p>The lament seems to have the ring of truth, given that not a single Republican in Congress voted …

There Really Was A Liberal Media Bubble

Groupthink produced a failure of the “wisdom of crowds” and an underestimate of Trump’s chances.<p><i>This is the ninth article in a</i> <i>series</i> <i>that reviews news</i> …

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Auctioneer to sell off Pink Floyd recording console

An Abbey Road Studios EMI TG12345 MK IV recording console is to be sold by Bonhams at their TCM Presents…Rock and Roll Through the Lens sale in New …

George Harrison

Check this out. Trump practicing his address in the back of the limo. https://t.co/D7EWrlgZlo

Sidney Blumenthal: The First Family

Reckoning with Trump means descending into the place that made him. What he represents, above all, is the triumph of an underworld of predators, …