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Former GOP Rep. Joe Walsh Announces Primary Challenge Against Trump

Former GOP Rep. Joe Walsh announced Sunday morning a long-shot Republican primary challenge against President Donald Trump in 2020. “I’m running because he’s unfit. Somebody needs to step up and there needs to be an alternative,” Walsh told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. “The country is sick of this guy’s tantrum. He’s a child. I’m going to run for president.” The former Illinois ...

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What Could Go Wrong? Trump Admin Considering Using Amazon Echo, Apple Watch to Determine If Citizens Should Own Guns

The Trump administration is considering a proposal that would use Google, Amazon and Apple to collect data on users who exhibit characteristics of mental illness that could lead to violent behavior, The Washington Post reported Thursday. The proposal is part of an initiative to create Health Advanced Research Projects Agency or HARPA, which would be located inside the Health and ...

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Watch: Climate Crusading Youngsters Erupt After DNC Officials Reject Global Warming Debate

Climate activists associated with the Sunrise Movement shouted down members of the Democratic National Committee after they rejected a proposal to host a single-issue debate on global warming. Several people associated with the group interrupted the DNC meeting, singing the union protest song “Which Side Are You On?” Their protests came after the party voted 17-8 Thursday in San Francisco ...

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Former GOP Rep Joe Walsh Prepares A Primary Challenge To Trump

Never Trump Republican writer and pundit Bill Kristol is pushing former Republican Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh to run against President Donald Trump in 2020, The New York Times reported Wednesday. Kristol believes Walsh, a Tea Party conservative who supported Trump in 2016, can appeal to reluctant GOP voters who might be open to another option. Walsh, who says he is ...

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Mysterious Group Behind Climate Crusades Dinged For Allegedly Skirting Financial Regulations

An obscure nonprofit company behind efforts to take on the fossil fuel industry is getting dinged for allegedly failing to register as a foreign agent in Maryland. One of the activists on the company’s board frequently criticizes energy producers and so-called climate denialists for supposedly using dark money to obscure their agendas.  The company faces potential stiff penalties for the ...

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Sen. Hawley Calls Facebook’s Conservative Bias Audit A ‘Smokescreen’

Facebook’s critics were not persuaded after the company revealed its long-awaited audit Tuesday into whether the Silicon Valley giant is biased against conservatives. Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri, for one, called the audit a “smokescreen” in a press statement Tuesday. The audit comes as the Show-Me-State Republican attempts to etch out a position as one of big tech’s biggest critics ...

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Did Google Purposefully Manipulate Votes To Help Hillary Clinton In 2016 Election?

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President Donald Trump said Monday that Google manipulated votes in 2016 to help former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ahead of the 2016 presidential election, but his claim appears to be an exaggeration of a 2017 research paper. “Wow, Report Just Out! Google manipulated from 2.6 million to 16 million votes for Hillary Clinton in 2016 Election! This was put ...

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Twitter Reveals A Large State-Backed Chinese Misinformation Campaign Targeting Hong Kong

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Twitter disclosed more than 900 accounts originating from within China that deliberately attempted to promote disinformation in Hong Kong as activists engage in pro-democracy demonstrations in the region. The company’s disclosure consists of 936 accounts originating from inside the communist country. Twitter said in a blog post Monday that it has “reliable evidence to support that this is a coordinated ...

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Twitter, Blocked In China, Takes Ad Dollars From State Run Chinese Media

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Twitter is promoting tweets from China’s largest state news agency that depict pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong as violent. The social media company is promoting the tweets even though Twitter is officially banned from China. Facebook, Instagram, Google, YouTube, Tumblr and Snapchat are also prohibited from doing business in the communist country. Pinboard, the bookmarking service entrepreneur and social critic ...

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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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