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Facebook’s Co-Founder Calls For Government To Break Up Zuckerberg’s Empire

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes thrashed CEO Mark Zuckerberg Thursday and called on the federal government to break up enormous sections of the massive social media company. “The most problematic aspect of Facebook’s power is Mark’s unilateral control over speech,” Hughes wrote in a New York Times editorial. The company is “far too big and far too powerful,” he explained, noting ...

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Conservatives Issue Dire Warning About Extending Electric Vehicle Subsidies

Conservative groups signed a letter Thursday warning a group of bipartisan lawmakers that extending electric vehicle tax credits will likely be a giveaway to wealthy people at the expense of poor Americans. Electric vehicle tax credits “overwhelmingly benefit the rich,” American Energy Alliance head Tom Pyle and other conservative groups said in the letter to Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of ...

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Buttigieg Courts Big Tech Billionaires As Other Candidates Torpedo Silicon Valley

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is quietly courting wealthy big tech tycoons while many of his opponents are etching out a much more belligerent position against Silicon Valley. Buttigieg has five fundraising events in San Francisco and the Silicon Valley area, media reports show, with most of the events expected to net the young presidential candidate thousands of dollars. He ...

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Climate Crusaders Fall On Hard Times As Florida City Reportedly Refuses To Sue Oil Companies

Fort Lauderdale is refusing to join a country-wide effort to sue major oil companies for allegedly contributing to climate change. “We have no intention of filing a lawsuit,” Fort Lauderdale city attorney Alain Boileau told the Florida Record Monday. The city’s decision to not move forward with a lawsuit comes despite efforts by environmentalists to push and prod officials into ...

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Treasury Dept Refuses To Cough Up Trump’s Tax Returns, Setting Up A Possible SCOTUS Showdown

The Treasury Department refused to provide House Democrats access to President Donald Trump’s tax returns, The New York Times reported Monday. “As you have recognized, the committee’s request is unprecedented, and it presents serious constitutional questions, the resolution of which may have lasting consequences for all taxpayers,” Steven Mnuchin, the Treasury secretary, wrote in a letter to Democratic Rep. Richard ...

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POLL: Trump’s Approval Numbers Top Obama’s During His First Term

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President Donald Trump’s approval ratings blow past former President Barack Obama’s first term numbers, according to a Gallop poll published Monday. Trump’s ratings topped 46 percent for the first time during his presidency, the poll noted. Gallop argued that the higher numbers are likely a result of a strong economy and the Department of Justice’s decision to publish special counsel ...

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Here Are The FTC Officials Who Could Determine Zuckerberg’s Fate Over Facebook’s Privacy Violations

The Federal Trade Commission is haggling over whether to hold Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg personally responsible for mishandling the privacy data of millions of users, The New York Times reported Saturday, citing anonymous sources. The FTC, which is made up of three Republicans and two Democrats, appears split on a proposal that would hold the billionaire personally responsible for mishandling ...

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New Poll Shows Good News For Trump As Voters Give Him Credit For Strong Economy

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Voters are praising President Donald Trump’s handling of the economy as unemployment numbers hit their lowest point in nearly five decades, according to a Wall Street Journal poll published Sunday morning. Trump’s overall approval rating ticked up slightly to 46 percent, the poll notes. It also shows that the same percentage of voters who disapprove of the president (51 percent) ...

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House Dems Subpoena Don McGahn Over Docs Related To Charges Trump Obstructed Justice

Democratic New York Rep. Jerry Nadler issued a subpoena Monday that orders former White House counsel Donald McGahn to testify before the House Judiciary Committee over documents related to charges that President Donald Trump obstructed justice. “The special counsel’s report, even in redacted form, outlines substantial evidence that President Trump engaged in obstruction and other abuses,” Nadler said in a ...

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Activists Melt Down After Trump Leaves Climate Change Out Of His Earth Day Message

President Donald Trump’s Earth Day message Monday does not mention climate change but does tout American jobs and the U.S. economy. Trump’s message touts the president’s land management reforms and protecting water the U.S.’ water supply. “On this day, we reaffirm our responsibility to protect God’s wondrous creation for future generations,” the president noted in his message. Trump’s Earth Day ...

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Judge Rules Flint Can Sue Federal Officials Over Water Contamination

A federal judge ruled Thursday that Flint citizens can move forward with lawsuits targeting the Environmental Protection Agency’s handling of the city’s lead contamination problems. The EPA under former President Barack Obama was too slow to intervene in the case, according to U.S. Judge Linda Parker, who ruled that the federal government was not immune from legal action in the ...

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REPORT: Trump Campaign Pulls In A Giant Amount Of Cash After Mueller Report Release

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President Donald Trump’s campaign team raked in a roughly $1 million from small donors after the Department of Justice released special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference, The New York Post reported Friday. “The release of the full Mueller report directly led to the campaign raising more than $1 million,” Trump campaign COO Michael Glassner told a reporter. “Relative ...

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Mueller’s Report Laid Out A Road Map For Dem’s Midterm Misinformation Campaign

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report sheds a light on a social media misinformation campaign by Democratic operatives who allegedly tried to steer Alabama conservatives into opposing Roy Moore’s senatorial campaign Mueller’s report appears to show an explicit connection between Russia’s trolling effort and the Democratic campaign targeting Alabama’s midterm election  Mueller’s report reveals a stark difference between Russia’s campaign to ...

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Facebook Drops A Bomb On Mueller Day, Tucks It Away In An Update To An Old Blog Post

Facebook admitted Thursday night in an updated post from March that the company released millions of additional users Instagram passwords. CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s update was published on the same day that U.S. Attorney General William Barr published special counsel Robert Mueller’s report into Russian election meddling. The company acknowledged that millions of additional exposed Instagram passwords were recently discovered. The ...

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