Politics

I didn’t know about Facebook data mining

Right-wing political strategist Steve Bannon said Thursday that will he did not know about Cambridge Analytica’s data mining coming from Facebook, marking initially the former top White House strategist along with Trump campaign boss spoke publicly about the scandal. What happened there, Bannon said, can be between Facebook, Cambridge Analytica along with “the professor” – meaning Aleksandr Kogan, who reportedly ...

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EPA chief Scott Pruitt took flights costing taxpayers $163,000

EPA chief Scott Pruitt cost taxpayers more than $163,000 by taking first-class flights, military aircraft along with charter flights in his first year in office alone, a fresh report says. Pruitt’s penchant for taking first-class flightsfor official travel, instead of flying coach per his own agency’s guidelines, by itself cost more than $105,000, according to Politico, which cites Environmental Protection ...

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what they are in addition to why US can’t defend against them

For reference, commercial airliners fly subsonically, just below Mach 1 whereas modern fighter jets can travel supersonically at Mach 2 or Mach 3. What are some technical requirements needed for hypersonic weapons? “Once you reach Mach 5 you can’t use your traditional jets in addition to just make them go faster,” Carrie Lee, a Rand Stanton Nuclear Fellow, explained. A ...

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions ‘not under investigation’ for perjury

Special counsel Robert Mueller is usually not investigating Attorney General Jeff Sessions for perjury or for producing false statements to Congress about his contacts with Russians, a lawyer for Sessions said Wednesday. of which extraordinary statement by Sessions’ attorney came as a news report said of which Sessions had been the subject of a criminal investigation over possibly misleading statements ...

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US vows to defend farmers through possible China trade action

Last month, a trade official in China’s commerce ministry reportedly threatened which the idea would likely retaliate against possible tariffs along with also called any such levy foolish. “The spectrum of national security can be very broad along with also without a clear definition the idea could easily be abused,” said Wang Hejun. “If the final decision through the U.S. ...

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Tennessee voters favor Democratic Senate candidate over Blackburn

If the midterm elections were held today, Tennessee voters could pick their state’s leading Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate over his likely Republican opponent, even though most voters inside state approve of President Donald Trump, a fresh poll finds. Democratic former Gov. Phil Bredesen is usually likely to face Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn inside race for Tennessee’s open Senate ...

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White House will announce tariffs on China over intellectual property

The White House plans to announce a package of tariffs Thursday penalizing China for intellectual property theft. “Tomorrow the President will announce the actions he has decided to take based on USTR’s 301 investigation into China’s state-led, market-distorting efforts to force, pressure, in addition to also steal U.S. technologies in addition to also intellectual property,” principal deputy press secretary Raj ...

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