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Trump Says Apple’s Tim Cook Makes A ‘Compelling’ Case Against Tariffs On Tech Products

President Donald Trump said Sunday that Apple CEO Tim Cook told him that paying economic tariffs would make it difficult for his company to compete with the likes of Samsung. He made a “very compelling argument” argument, the president said, referring to comments Cook made during a meeting with Trump. The Trump administration delayed for 3 months tariffs on China ...

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Dem Operatives Explain Why They Contributed To Mark Halperin’s New Book

Several Democratic strategists contributed to journalist Mark Halperin’s new book that discusses various ways to defeat President Donald Trump in 2020, Politico reported Sunday. David Axelrod, Anita Dunn, and Donna Brazile were among 75 operatives who spoke with Halperin as the former NBC News senior political analyst fleshed out the details for his new book, “How To Beat Trump: America’s ...

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Data Show Tom Steyer Is Attempting To Buy His Way Onto Democratic Debate Stage

Billionaire Tom Styer is pulling out all the stops to earn a spot on the next Democratic debate, including spending more cash on social media than every other presidential candidate combined. Steyer spent $1.2 million on Facebook ads between Aug. 4 and Aug. 10, which is more than South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former Vice President Joe Biden, and ...

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Twitter Folds, Re-Instates Team McConnell’s Account Without Removing Flagged Video

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Twitter reinstated Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s account Friday after the account posted a video that appeared to show a woman shouting death threats outside of the senator’s home during a late night protest. “Victory!!!” reads one tweet McConnell’s profile tweeted after Twitter reinstated the profile after it posted a video of an activist calling for violence outside the Republican’s ...

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EPA Reauthorizes Dropping ‘Cyanide Bombs’ On Coyotes And Wild Dogs, Activists Complain

The Environmental Protection Agency is reauthorizing the use of cyanide traps to kill wild animals to protect ranchers’ livestock. EPA officials made is re-authorizing the use of M-44 chemical trap devices through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services department as well as in agencies across the west. Wildlife Services kills wild animals every year to protect livestock including cattle, ...

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Nonprofit Group Inches Closer To Revealing Maryland AG’s Role In Promoting Climate Crusade

A Virginia-based law firm filed a court motion Thursday to compel Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh to provide a document revealing details about the Democratic lawman’s wide-ranging climate crusades. Government Accountability & Oversight’s lawsuit seeks to compel Frosh into revealing a memo supposedly showing promises Frosh made to donors regarding agendas they wanted covered. Frosh insists his application for assistants ...

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Liz Warren Dismisses Iowa Farmer’s Concerns That Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal Might Kill His Cows

Sen. Elizabeth Warren appeared to dismiss an Iowa farmer’s fears that the Green New Deal might destroy what he considers the backbone of the American agricultural system. The Massachusetts Democrat took a moment out of her presidential campaign Thursday to discuss the plight of Iowa’s farmlands with a man who came prepared to tell her why he believes the progressive ...

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Booker Has A New Climate Plan. It Involves Recruiting Millennials To Cover The US In Trees

Sen. Cory Booker is proposing an environmental version of a New Deal-era work relief program that would effectively recruit young people to plant billions of trees within the next decade. The New Jersey Democrat unveiled a bill Thursday with Democratic Rep. Deb Haaland of New Mexico that would establish a new civilian corps based on environmental stewardship. Booker’s proposed Agriculture ...

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Trump Invites Big Tech Representatives To White House To Discuss Online Extremism

The Trump administration will host a summit Friday with a slew of tech companies to discuss the rise of extremism on their platforms. The gathering will include “senior administration officials along with representatives of a range of companies,” White House spokesman Judd Deere said in a press statement. He did not name the companies who would be present. The meeting ...

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Trump and RNC Sue California Over Requirement to Release Tax Returns

President Donald Trump sued California Gov. Gavin Newsom and the California secretary of state Tuesday after the state passed a new law requiring presidential candidates to release tax returns. The Republican National Committee also sued, calling the law a “naked political attack against the sitting president of the United States.” Trump and his campaign filed a second suit challenging the ...

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It’ll Cost One Investment Firm Roughly $1.4 Billion To Own 1/6 Of US Newspapers

New Investment Media Group agreed to spend more than $1 billion Monday on a deal that would unite two of the largest newspaper chains in the country as the journalism industry struggles to survive. The group acquired Gannett Co. for $1.38 billion, with the merged entity expected to own more than one-sixth of all daily newspapers, including USA Today, analyst ...

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Trump Lays Into Google’s CEO After Reports Suggest Company Wants To Thwart His Reelection

President Donald Trump dinged Google CEO Sundar Pichai Tuesday after a company insider claimed the tech giant is preparing to foil the president’s reelection bid. The president told his Twitter followers that Pichai once told him that Google did not attempt to help former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ahead of her presidential bid in 2016. Pichai’s promises were false, ...

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Amazon Is Instructing Police On How To Obtain Customer’s Private Information Without A Warrant

Amazon’s surveillance camera company coaches local police departments on ways to obtain a customer’s video images, even if that person does not wish to provide such information, Vice reported Monday, citing documents and internal memos. Ring, which Amazon bought in 2018, provides police officers with templates for requesting footage from customers. Company representatives suggest law enforcement officials use Neighbors, Ring’s ...

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Former Facebook Exec Explains Why Media Are Botching Coverage Of Company’s Settlement

Former Facebook security chief Alex Stamos said Wednesday that people are missing the most important element involved in holding the Silicon Valley company responsible for alleged privacy rights violations. “The real threat to the tech giants is competition, not regulation, and everybody is missing what really happened today,” he told his Twitter followers. He was responding to a tweet from ...

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