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American Conservatives Played A Secret Role In The Macedonian Fake News Boom Ahead Of 2016

<b>A joint investigation</b> by BuzzFeed News and partners has uncovered new information that rewrites the story of the fake news boom in the Macedonian …

Journalism

AI Innovators Take Pledge Against Autonomous Killer Weapons

<i>The Terminator</i>'s killer robots may seem like a thing of science fiction. But leading scientists and tech innovators have signaled that such autonomous killers could materialize in the real world in frighteningly real ways.<p>During the annual International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence …

Artificial Intelligence

Will the President's words today give Senator Corker's push even more momentum?

One day after walking back his comments that it may not have been Russians interfering in the 2016 election, the President directly contradicted his …

Donald Trump

NATO hits back at President Trump's Montenegro World War III remarks

NATO has been forced to reassert its collective defense clause after Donald Trump raised doubt over the US' commitment to defending Balkan partner …

Donald Trump

Trump Nominee Is Behind Anti-Union Legal Campaign

Even before the Supreme Court struck down mandatory union fees for government workers last month, the next phase of the conservative legal campaign against public-sector unions was underway.<p>In March, with the decision looming, lawyers representing government workers in Washington State asked a …

Public Sector

Democrats Line Up on Floor to Call Attention to Election Security

Maneuver has been used before on other hot-button issues<p>House Democrats took turns Wednesday requesting a vote on an amendment to fund election …

Government

Go deeper: 4 blue states are suing Trump over the new tax law

Four northeastern states filed a federal complaint Wednesday about the cap on state and local tax deductions in the new tax bill, Forbes reports. The …

Finance

Fmr. CIA Dir. Brennan speaking out to 'shake some sense' into people around Trump

Former CIA Director John Brennan joins MTP Daily to discuss Trump calling him a “very bad person” and how the CIA is reacting to Trump’s walk back …

Donald Trump

Schumer demands Kavanaugh recuse himself from Mueller cases

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called the video showing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's desire to overturn a 1988 Supreme Court ruling upholding the constitutionality of an independent counsel "deeply, deeply troubling."<p>"Considering everything we know about Judge …

Donald Trump

Poll: 59% not confident US is doing enough to prevent foreign election interference

Tonight in Meet the Midterms: Amid all the questions about whether Trump believes the intelligence community, a majority of Americans say they aren’t …

Polling

Homeland Security Advisory Council members resign over 'morally repugnant' immigration policy

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Four members of the Homeland Security Advisory Council, which advises the Department of Homeland Security, have resigned, saying in a letter that they can no longer be associated with the Trump administration's immigration policies and calling the separation of migrant families …

Immigration

Jordan interviewed in Ohio State University sex abuse investigation

Rep. Jim Jordan has been interviewed as part of an ongoing internal investigation into a sex abuse scandal at Ohio State University, the Ohio Republican said on Wednesday.<p>Jordan — who has gained a national following as the leader of the hardline House Freedom Caucus — told an Ohio radio program …

Ohio State University

Is there a backdoor to getting at Donald Trump's tax return?

NEW YORK (AP) — Is there a backdoor to getting at President Donald Trump's tax returns?<p>At least one Democratic activist says yes, and it's through a New York state investigation into Trump's charity.<p>State attorney general candidate Zephyr Teachout held a news conference in front of Trump Tower on …

Donald Trump

NRA’s Wayne LaPierre ‘shaking in his boots waiting for Mueller to come knocking’: Ex-DOJ official

Two former top Department of Justice officials predicted that Maria Butina was not the only Russian operative to penetrate conservative political …

Donald Trump

Wearable monopod is made to cut photographers a break

There's no denying that tripods are an effective means of steadying your shot when taking photos, but the things can be a hassle to carry around, and …

Wearable Tech

Why That $699 MacBook eGPU May Be a Waste for Photographers

Last week, Apple and Blackmagic unveiled a new $699 external GPU (eGPU) that brings “desktop-class” graphics performance to MacBook Pros. But if you …

Tutorials

People noticed that Melania Trump seems to look 'horrified' in video after shaking hands with Putin

At the summit between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, social media users remarked that first lady Melania Trump looked "horrified" and "shocked" after shaking hands with Putin.<p>Video of the interaction shows Melania initially smiling at Putin, but then …

Donald Trump

Former FBI chief Comey urges voters to support Democrats, rips Trump

Former FBI Director James Comey called on Americans to vote for Democrats in the wake of President Donald Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, slamming Republicans for not pushing back against the president.<p>"This Republican Congress has proven incapable of fulfilling the Founders' …

Donald Trump

House Dems unveil new midterm campaign slogan

House Democrats have finalized their campaign slogan heading into the last months before the midterm election: “For the People.”<p>The new motto, which Democratic leaders unveiled in a private meeting with members Wednesday morning, is meant to put a finer point on the broad economic-based messaging …

Republicans

Irish bookie -- seriously? -- fuels 'impeach Trump' wave, post-Helsinki

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>The Washington Post just ran with a story with this headline: “Trump impeachment odds hit record after Helsinki, says Irish …

Donald Trump

Progressives Promised an Army to Fight Brett Kavanaugh. No One Is Enlisting.

Before President Trump even uttered the name of his Supreme Court pick, progressives vowed to #Resist. But a week and a half later, they are still …

Government

Trump Says Russia Isn’t Still Targeting the U.S.—But He’s Wrong

Putin’s government is waging information warfare against America, but the president is ignoring his intelligence advisers as they sound the alarm.<p><i>This story was updated on Wednesday, July 18 at 1:17 p.m.</i><p>Monday’s summit between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin set a new …

Russia

Putin Jet Trespassed in NATO Airspace on Way to Summit, Estonia Says

MOSCOW — Even before his plane touched down in Finland for a summit meeting with President Trump, President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, who was widely seen as coming out ahead at the meeting, had notched a victory in the air, the Estonian authorities say.<p>Estonia — small, vulnerable and at the …

Russia

Meet Marina Gross, the interpreter who was the only other American in the room for Trump and Putin's 1-on-1 meeting in Helsinki

In the wake of President Donald Trump's controversial summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, Democratic members of Congress are calling for the interpreter who sat in on the private, two-hour meeting with the two world leaders to answer questions.<p>Her name is Marina Gross.<p>Gross, a …

Donald Trump

George Will calls Trump ‘sad, embarrassing wreck of a man’

Conservative columnist George Will on Tuesday called President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says he doesn't want to use 'adversary' to describe Russia …

Donald Trump

Rand Paul Retweeted PizzaGate Conspiracy Theorist

Jack Posobiec has spread rumors about slain DNC staffer’s role in email leak<p>Sen. Rand Paul twice retweeted an Islamophobic conspiracy theorist who …

Donald Trump

Kimmel Uses Sesame Street to Teach Trump the Difference Between “Would” and “Wouldn’t”

Jimmy Kimmel took some time out of Tuesday night’s show to clear up some of Donald Trump’s confusion about the words <i>would</i> and <i>wouldn’t</i>. The …

Donald Trump

Walmart is reportedly building a video streaming service to take on Netflix

The Information reports that retail giant Walmart is thinking about getting into the streaming video business with a new platform – and edge out the likes of Netflix and Amazon Prime Video with cheaper subscriptions.<p>The company is said to be considering offering plans at under $8 a month, along …

Streaming

Historians say Trump upends norms of presidential behavior

HELSINKI (AP) — Plenty of U.S. presidents have created commotion in their travels abroad, but none as much as President Donald Trump.<p>The president's tumultuous trip across Europe, historians say, smashed the conventions of American leaders on the world stage.<p>Trump's "America first" approach to …

Donald Trump

Facebook data gathered by Cambridge Analytica accessed from Russia, says MP

Facebook data gathered by Cambridge Analytica was accessed from Russia, an MP has said.<p>Damian Collins, who is leading a parliamentary inquiry into fake news, told CNN that the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) had found evidence that files were accessed from Russia and other countries.<p><b>What</b> …

Cambridge Analytica