Friday, April 20, 2018

Kamala Harris’ rapid rise confounds California - POLITICO

Kamala Harris’ rapid rise confounds California - POLITICO: First-term senator is popular but remains something of a mystery to state voters.

South Korean president says North isn’t insisting on American troop withdrawal - The Washington Post

South Korean president says North isn’t insisting on American troop withdrawal - The Washington Post: Skeptics doubt that Kim Jong Un would so easily give up on one of his key demands.

Razor-thin Senate majority, bloody primary fights hamstring GOP - The Washington Post

Razor-thin Senate majority, bloody primary fights hamstring GOP - The Washington Post: GOP Senate primaries are devolving into costly free-fire zones, undercutting the party’s ability to hold or add to its majority in November’s midterm elections.

Trump hires Giuliani, two other attorneys amid mounting legal turmoil over Russia - The Washington Post

Trump hires Giuliani, two other attorneys amid mounting legal turmoil over Russia - The Washington Post: The president regularly speculates about the status of the Russia probe and loudly complains that his political opponent, Hillary Clinton, and others should be jailed, associates said.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Google's New AI Head Is So Smart He Doesn't Need AI | WIRED

Google's New AI Head Is So Smart He Doesn't Need AI | WIRED: Colleagues joke that Jeff Dean increased the speed of light. Now he's charged with taking Google's artificial-intelligence efforts in new directions.

Facebook is a tyranny – and our government isn't built to stop it | Opinion | The Guardian

Facebook is a tyranny – and our government isn't built to stop it | Opinion | The Guardian: America’s founders didn’t envision the power of the corporation. We need a new structure for self-governance that can counter 21st-century monopolies

The Five Men Who Could Be Singapore's Next (Young) Leader - Bloomberg

The Five Men Who Could Be Singapore's Next (Young) Leader - Bloomberg: Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, 66, has said he will reshuffle his cabinet soon and is widely expected to do so before Parliament reconvenes on May 7. The impending changes will increase the focus on a group of younger ministers -- with an average age of about 50 -- equipping them with more exposure and added responsibilities.

Myanmar Prisoner Amnesty Comes With a Rohingya Massacre Mystery - The New York Times

Myanmar Prisoner Amnesty Comes With a Rohingya Massacre Mystery - The New York Times: Seven military officers jailed over the killing of Muslims were among more than 8,000 released prisoners, a national TV station briefly said. The report has since been withdrawn.

Facebook Is Creepy. And Valuable. - The New York Times

Facebook Is Creepy. And Valuable. - The New York Times: To protect the public without overreacting, the issue for legislators and regulators to weigh is how much the data-driven ecosystem is worth to us.

Sanctions Flap Erupts Into Open Conflict Between Haley and White House - The New York Times

Sanctions Flap Erupts Into Open Conflict Between Haley and White House - The New York Times: A top White House official said Nikki Haley experienced “momentary confusion” by announcing new sanctions on Russia. “I don’t get confused,” she replied.

Hannity’s rising role in Trump’s world: ‘He basically has a desk in the place’ - The Washington Post

Hannity’s rising role in Trump’s world: ‘He basically has a desk in the place’ - The Washington Post: The president and the talk-show host speak regularly about Hannity’s shows, the news of the day — and even what Trump should tweet.

Sean Hannity - Wikiwand

Sean Hannity - Wikiwand: Sean Patrick Hannity is an American talk show host, author, and conservative political commentator. Hannity is the host of The Sean Hannity Show, a nationally syndicated talk radio show. He also hosts a cable news show, Hannity, on Fox News.

Trump sours on talking with Mueller after FBI raid of lawyer’s office - The Washington Post

Trump sours on talking with Mueller after FBI raid of lawyer’s office - The Washington Post: The FBI’s seizure of records from Michael Cohen reportedly rattled the president and renewed his effort to expand his depleted legal team.

CIA Director Pompeo met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un over Easter weekend - The Washington Post

CIA Director Pompeo met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un over Easter weekend - The Washington Post: In a tweet, President Trump confirmed the secret talks and said details were “being worked out” for a possible summit with the North Korea leader.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Republicans get bad 2018 midterm election news in Pennsylvania poll

Republicans get bad 2018 midterm election news in Pennsylvania poll: With just under seven months remaining until the midterms, Democrats have a solid lead on the generic congressional ballot in Pennsylvania.

Barbara Bush, Wife of 41st President and Mother of 43rd, Dies at 92 - The New York Times

Barbara Bush, Wife of 41st President and Mother of 43rd, Dies at 92 - The New York Times: Mrs. Bush avoided controversial issues while in the White House and became known for her straight talk, lack of pretension and self-deprecating humor.

Opinion | Modi’s Long Silence as Women in India Are Attacked - The New York Times

Opinion | Modi’s Long Silence as Women in India Are Attacked - The New York Times: He expresses no outrage as his extremist backers are linked to violence.

New York Times and New Yorker Share Pulitzer for Public Service - The New York Times

New York Times and New Yorker Share Pulitzer for Public Service - The New York Times: Reporting on sexual harassment — including the predations of the film mogul Harvey Weinstein — was recognized by the Pulitzer board. The New York Times won in three categories.

Judge Says Trump and Cohen Can’t Yet Review Materials Seized by FBI - The New York Times

Judge Says Trump and Cohen Can’t Yet Review Materials Seized by FBI - The New York Times: The judge said she was considering appointing a special master to assist in the review, and that Mr. Trump would ultimately receive copies of the documents that pertain to him.

There’s only one way to restrain this aberrant administration - The Washington Post

There’s only one way to restrain this aberrant administration - The Washington Post: Don’t expect Congress to stand up to Trump. Massive demonstrations might work — but they might not. So let’s do this instead.

Trump puts the brakes on new Russian sanctions, reversing Haley’s announcement - The Washington Post

Trump puts the brakes on new Russian sanctions, reversing Haley’s announcement - The Washington Post: After the Kremlin denounced U.S. plans to punish Russia over Syrian attack, the White House announced that a decision about new sanctions had not yet been made.

Trump loses an immigration case – with Gorsuch as the deciding vote - The Washington Post

Trump loses an immigration case – with Gorsuch as the deciding vote - The Washington Post: A look at judging styles.

Trump pick Gorsuch casts deciding Supreme Court vote against deporting immigrant | TheHill

Trump pick Gorsuch casts deciding Supreme Court vote against deporting immigrant | TheHill: Justice Neil Gorsuch, President Trump's first Supreme Court appointment, cast the deciding vote in a decision released Tuesday that sided with an immigrant fighting his deportation. Gorsuch sided with court's four

Monday, April 16, 2018

Sean Hannity Is Named as Client of Michael Cohen, Trump’s Lawyer - The New York Times

Sean Hannity Is Named as Client of Michael Cohen, Trump’s Lawyer - The New York Times: Lawyers for Mr. Cohen, the president’s personal lawyer, had sought to keep Mr. Hannity’s identity a secret in a court challenge of an F.B.I. search of Mr. Cohen’s office.

Comey, in Interview, Calls Trump ‘Morally Unfit’ and ‘Stain’ on All Around Him - The New York Times

Comey, in Interview, Calls Trump ‘Morally Unfit’ and ‘Stain’ on All Around Him - The New York Times: ABC News interviewed James B. Comey, the former F.B.I. director, as he uses a publicity blitz for his memoir to raise alarms about Mr. Trump.

E.U. privacy law: Why Europe, not Congress, will rein in big tech - The Washington Post

E.U. privacy law: Why Europe, not Congress, will rein in big tech - The Washington Post: Ireland’s Helen Dixon, who will receive enhanced powers under new regulations, is a watchdog to watch.

Trump, a reluctant hawk, has battled his top aides on Russia and lost - The Washington Post

Trump, a reluctant hawk, has battled his top aides on Russia and lost - The Washington Post: The president was furious when he realized that France and Germany weren’t expelling Russian diplomats in the same numbers as the United States.

Comey says Trump ‘morally unfit to be president,’ possibly susceptible to Russian blackmail - The Washington Post

Comey says Trump ‘morally unfit to be president,’ possibly susceptible to Russian blackmail - The Washington Post: Asked in an interview on ABC News whether the president attempted to obstruct the Flynn investigation, the former FBI director said, “Possibly.”

Sunday, April 15, 2018

More Than 200 Million Eggs Recalled Over Salmonella Fears - The New York Times

More Than 200 Million Eggs Recalled Over Salmonella Fears - The New York Times: An egg farm in Hyde County, N.C., is the likely source of a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 22 people. Eggs from the farm may have reached nine states, officials said.

Where to Find Bangkok’s Best Street Food While You Can - The New York Times

Where to Find Bangkok’s Best Street Food While You Can - The New York Times: Will the city ban its famed street food offerings? It’s unclear. In the meantime, a quest to find the best fishball noodle stands and much more.