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California On The Verge Of Getting Its Own Set Of Strict Net Neutrality Rules

  by Kyle Perisic Democrats in the California State Senate passed net neutrality regulations on Wednesday that are stricter than the Obama-era ones they replaced. The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Obama-era rule implemented in 2015 placed a ban on blocking, throttling and paid prioritization of content on the internet, but it was repealed in December 2017. The net neutrality legislation ...

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FACT CHECK: Kamala Harris Says The Title X ‘Gag Rule’ Would Ban Clinics From Mentioning Abortion

  by Emily Larsen Sen. Kamala Harris said in a tweet Monday night that the proposed rule for Title X family planning grants would cut off funding from health clinics that mention abortion. This administration’s new gag rule is so extreme, it could result in federal funding being cut off from any health clinic that even mentions abortion. Let’s just ...

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FBI Spy Stefan Halper’s Media Contacts Could Pose A Problem, Retired FBI Officials Say

Stefan Halper

  by Chuck Ross FBI spy Stefan Halper interacted with the media multiple times, according to a Cambridge researcher Former senior FBI officials said the interactions could be a cause for concern for the FBI, one calling them “highly irregular” Halper was reportedly an anonymous source on reports surrounding allegations about Michael Flynn’s relations with a Russian national While working ...

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Denmark Jumps On The Burqa Ban Bandwagon

  by Joshua Gill Denmark on Thursday joined the growing list of European countries that have banned face-covering clothing in public, including burqas, niqabs, and other Islamic veils. The new law, which passed with a vote of 75 to 30 with 74 absentees, outlaws all face coverings except for those with a “recognizable purpose,” such as a scarf in cold ...

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Union Sues Trump For Telling Fed Workers To Stop Doing So Much Union Business On Taxpayers’ Dime

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  by Tim Pearce A federal workers union sued President Donald Trump Wednesday over an executive order limiting the amount of time federal workers can spend conducting union business on official time, Bloomberg reported. Trump signed the order on May 25 with several others prohibiting federal workers from collecting pay for time spent lobbying the government, charging rent to union workers using ...

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Trump Fights Back At China By Imposing Limits On Chinese Visas

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  by Vandana Rambaran The State Department announced Tuesday it will shorten the length of visas issued to Chinese citizens to protect U.S. intellectual property, a promise outlined by the Trump administration in the president’s national security strategy in December. The National Security Strategy reads: “The United States will review visa procedures to reduce economic theft by non-traditional intelligence collectors.” The administration plans ...

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Grassley: Fusion GPS Founder Gave ‘Extremely Misleading’ Testimony About Trump Work

Glenn Simpson Fusion GPS founder

  by Chuck Ross The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is accusing Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson of giving “extremely misleading” statements, if not telling “outright lies,” during Senate testimony in 2017. Simpson may have lied when he denied working for clients to investigate President Donald Trump after the 2016 election, Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley said in a May 24 letter made ...

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Amazon Cloud Is Being Used To Harvest Cryptocurrency By Hackers

  by Kyle Perisic Hackers are using malware hosted on Amazon’s cloud service to harvest cryptocurrency, according to a security software company. The malware campaign, called “Xbooster,” has infected Windows operating systems and has harvested about $100,000 worth of the cryptocurrency Monero, according to Krishna Narayanaswamy, founder and chief scientist of Netskope — a U.S. company that helps companies use secure software-as-a-service (SaaS), ...

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Trump To Hit China With Billions Of Dollars In Trade Penalties, White House Reveals

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  by Ryan Pickrell The Trump administration revealed Tuesday that it still intends to crack down on unfair Chinese trade practices, including the theft of American intellectual property, despite cooling trade tensions. To protect the so-called “crown jewels” of American technology and defend American interests against “harmful acts, policies, and practices that China uses to acquire our intellectual property,” the ...

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Obama Holdovers ‘Working Toward A Union Takeover’ Of US Chemical Agency

  by Michael Bastasch Obama administration appointees are “working toward a union takeover” of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB), two sources familiar with the matter told The Daily Caller News Foundation. CSB board members are expected to vote an Obama administration appointee as “interim executive” to take over for outgoing CSB chairwoman Vanessa Sutherland, said sources, both of whom ...

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Former ACLU President: Obama Was ‘Terrible President’ On Free Speech Issues

President Obama failure

  by Rob Shimshock A former American Civil Liberties Union president suggested former President Barack Obama was a “terrible president” when it came to free speech issues, during a Friday interview. Former ACLU president and author Nadine Strossen made the remark during a phone interview with The Daily Caller News Foundation about the ACLU’s efforts with regard to free speech ...

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China Readies For Combat After US Warships Challenge Beijing’s Contested Claims To The South China Sea

Chinese Navy Ship

  by Ryan Pickrell The South China Sea is once again rapidly becoming a major point of contention between Washington and Beijing, with both sides refusing to back down. Two U.S. Navy warships — the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins and Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam — conducted a freedom of navigation operation (FONOP) in the South China Sea ...

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Hundreds Of Thousands Rolled Thunder Through DC To Remember Our Beloved Fallen [VIDEO]

Rolling Thunder 2018

by Grace Carr Motorcycle riders from all over America converged on the United States Capitol Sunday to pay their respects to American veterans and to those U.S. soldiers who never returned home. Thousands of motorcycles, donned with American flags, and riders clad with leather vests, bandanas and military badges blazed across Arlington Memorial Bridge in Washington, D.C.’s 31st annual “Rolling ...

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Here Are The 17 Prisoners Trump Has Freed Since He Took Office

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  by Ryan Pickrell Since President Donald Trump took office, his administration has secured the release of 17 prisoners foreign governments had detained. “We’ve had 17 released, and we’re very proud of that record. Very proud. And we have others coming,” Trump said Saturday evening as he welcomed home Joshua Holt, an American citizen who had been detained in Venezuela ...

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US Officials Cross Into North Korea For Summit Preparations

North Korea cyber attack

  by Ryan Pickrell U.S. officials reportedly traveled to North Korea Sunday to prepare for a possible summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The American delegation was led by Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim, the former ambassador to South Korea and an experienced nuclear negotiator, The Washington Post reported Sunday. The U.S. team met with ...

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