John Podesta

Bipartisan Harvard panel releases guidelines on safeguarding elections from hacking and propaganda

(<i>Reuters</i>) — A bipartisan Harvard University project aimed at protecting elections from hacking and propaganda will release its first set of recommendations today on how U.S. elections can be defended from hacking attacks.<p>The 27-page guidebook shown to Reuters ahead of publication calls for campaign …

Business

Dems call for states to get $400M election security upgrades

Two House Democrats are pressing their colleagues to allot $400 million for states to upgrade outdated voting equipment and secure their election …

Government

Donald Jr. and WikiLeaks Talk Dirty

Once again, the younger Trump proves himself eager to peddle the fruits of some Made in Moscow oppo.<p>If we've learned anything from months of scandal reporting, the Russians set their sights on two types of people wandering the halls of Trump Tower. There were the self-promoters like Michael Flynn …

Politics

Two passwords are always better than one

Two-factor authentication adoption rates are low. Is it because cybersecurity experts are making the perfect the enemy of the good?<p>A few weeks ago I …

Technology

Are Roland Martin and Donna Brazile Getting Off Easy On Their CNN/TV One Town Hall Scandal?

Last Sunday’s morning talk show circuit saw some old wounds opened during a Twitter haggle between TV One host <b>Roland Martin</b> and CNN’s <b>Jake Tapper</b>. …

Politics

The Democrats Used to Love Russian Oligarchs

The massive leaking of the so-called “Paradise Papers” detailing the myriad ways corporations and individual billionaires hide their money in tax …

Liberal View

The five most interesting claims in the Donald Trump dossier

Credits Win McNamee/Getty ImagesAlt Text Donald Trump surrounded by his cabinet takes a more measured tone than on TwitterThe former MI6 officer who …

Russia

Tucker Carlson Backs Trump on Uranium Deal: Lobbyists Always Expect 'Something in Return'

In a lively discussion with a former President Bill Clinton adviser about Uranium One, Fox News host Tucker Carlson backed President Donald Trump …

Conservative View

Roger Stone appears to have predicted Al Franken groping bombshell

Roger Stone appeared to have advance knowledge of the sexual assault allegations levied by a Los Angeles journalist against Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., …

Al Franken

Trump wants to upend 230 years of constitutional principle

<i>John Podesta, the chair of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, served as counselor to President Barack Obama and chief of staff to President Bill Clinton.</i><p>Okay, it’s official. President Trump wants to upend 230 years of constitutional history and principle to run the U.S. justice system …

Opinion

A brief history of things that Jeff Sessions and Team Trump could not recall — until the media reminded them

Sometimes Attorney General Jeff Sessions has a hard time remembering things. Testifying before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, he even seemed to forget his own forgetfulness when Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) asked whether Sessions had, as transcripts indicated, answered “I don't recall” …

Politics

Trump's Down to One Degree of Separation on Russia

When the blockbuster indictments of Paul Manafort and Richard Gates came down a couple weeks ago, one of the deflections from the White House was …

Donald Trump

'Drain The Swamp'? Hardly. Washington Appears More Stuck In The Muck Than Ever

Washington used to operate one scandal at a time.<p>Not anymore. Here are just some of the scandals currently brewing:<p>The indictment of President Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his business partner, Rick Gates, in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of possible ties …

News (U.S.)

Russia Scandal Befalls Two Brothers: John and Tony Podesta

WASHINGTON — One is a rail-thin liberal idealist who spent his career in government, on campaigns and at think tanks. The other is an overweight pragmatist who made a fortune lobbying for all manner of liberal boogeymen.<p>And now, in a twist with Shakespearean undertones, the two influential …

U.S. Politics

Podesta Group Unravels as CEO Plans to Take Clients to New Firm

Less than two weeks after Democratic mega-lobbyist Tony Podesta stepped down from his firm amid questions over its foreign work, one of Washington’s …

Government

Prosecutors destroyed emails in Julian Assange case

British prosecutors have admitted to destroying sensitive information in the case of Julian Assange, the controversial WikiLeaks founder cooped up in …

Julian Assange

Five ways it seems Russia colluded with Trump

President Donald Trump keeps tweeting that there was “NO COLLUSION” between his campaign and Russians in the 2016 election, and though a widening FBI …

Hillary Clinton

Brazile Reveals Why She Leaked CNN Debate Questions to Hillary, Tucker Bursts Out Laughing

In promotion of her new book “Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns that Put Donald Trump in the White House,” former Democratic …

Hillary Clinton

The rise and fall of the Podestas, Washington’s powerful political brother act

For more than 30 years, the Podesta name was gold in Washington.<p>Tony Podesta was a respected lobbyist and a fundraiser for Democratic candidates. His younger brother, John, served as Bill Clinton’s White House chief of staff and as senior counselor to Barack Obama. Together, they were the most …

Lifestyle

The deep swamp

It’s Clinton, not Trump, who’s drowning in it<p>Bill and Hillary Clinton are not unlike Lord and Lady Macbeth. For the better part of twenty-five years these two sociopathic liars have tainted everything they touched, going back to Travelgate, Whitewatergate and covering-up Bill’s sexual …

Hillary Clinton

Donna Brazile: Jake Tapper betrayed me after debate questions controversy

Former Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Donna Brazile said she felt betrayed by CNN anchor Jake Tapper in the controversy over her decision to share Democratic debate questions with Hillary Clinton last year, an act she has since admitted.<p>Brazile, a former CNN contributor, recalled in her …

Elections

Who is Tony Podesta and why is he under scrutiny in Bob Mueller's Russia investigation?

Heidi M. Przybyla, USA TODAY<p>WASHINGTON -- How did the brother of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign chairman become a subject of inquiry in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into President Trump's ties to Russia?<p>Special counsel Robert Mueller<p>Jim Lo Scalzo, epa<p>On Monday, John Podesta's …

Hillary Clinton

Remembering the night that changed America

<b>For the BBC World Service documentary, Trump Re-Elected, I spoke to</b> <b>political</b> <b>insiders and reporters who had a front row seat for election night 2016.</b><p>From a campaign assured they were entering the history books with the first female president, to a victorious but surprised Trump team surrounded by …

Elections

Ex-Trump adviser Roger Stone seeks donations to help pay for his defense in Russia probe

Former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone sent out an email Tuesday asking supporters to help him raise $500,000 to clear his name of any wrongdoing in the investigation of Russian interference in last year's presidential election.<p>"Friend, I'm facing a $500K price tag to clear my name of the Deep …

News (U.S.)

Wither The Democrats?

Gentle reader, that’s not a typo.<p>The Democratic Party, Democratic voters, and grass roots progressive activists should be in a state of high agitation, focused on one thing — containing Trump, his fake populism and his Republican allies.<p>Instead, the party of the people is withering. Energy on the …

Elections

Brazile blasts 'incompetence' in response to email hack at Wasserman Schultz-led DNC

Donna Brazile's newly released 2016 campaign tell-all accuses the FBI and the Democratic National Committee she used to lead of a bungled response to the email hacks that threw the party into turmoil last summer.<p>In “Hacks,” Brazile writes that she only learned of the breach in early June 2016 when …

U.S. Politics

Russian hackers altered Clinton campaign email, part of broader initiative

The modification was just one part of a more sophisticated initiative by Russia to disrupt the 2016 presidential campaign, poisoning the waters for …

Hillary Clinton

We Asked 1,000 People What Happened Last Monday. Here's What They Said.

Americans are divided on where they turn for news, how closely they follow current events and whether they trust the media. It shows.<p>How do different Americans understand what happened in the world on a given day? HuffPost teamed up with YouGov to find out. We asked 1,000 people to describe their …

Journalism

This Is the Democrat Who Wants to Replace Chris Christie

When voters go to the polls tomorrow, they’ll first have to confront the Ghost of Governors Past.<p>Republicans will have to accept that their candidate spent 8 years as the sidekick to Gov. Chris Christie. And Democrats are wrestling with whether their party’s nominee, Phil Murphy, is too much like …

Elections

Hillary’s Campaign Accuses Donna Brazile of Spreading ‘False Russian-Fueled Propaganda’

Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign responded to former Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chair Donna Brazile's criticisms of the Clinton …

Hillary Clinton