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Trump attacks DoJ official Bruce Ohr, putting pressure on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to fire him

August 20, 2018

Via: CNBC – Top News

President Donald Trump on Monday attacked Justice Department official Bruce Ohr, while apparently pressuring Attorney General Jeff Sessions to fire him. “Will Bruce Ohr, whose family received big money for helping to create the phony, dirty and discredited Dossier, ever […]


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Michael Cohen Under Investigation for $20 Million in Bank and Tax Fraud, Report Says

August 20, 2018

Via: Fortune

Michael Cohen is reportedly under investigation for millions of dollars of bank fraud. According to a New York Times report, the ongoing investigation into Trump’s former attorney is not just limited to whether he violated campaign finance laws—federal authorities are […]


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White House’s Kudlow says China looks ‘terrible.’ Data show otherwise

August 17, 2018

Via: CNBC – Top News

China’s economy is far from “collapsing” or looking “terrible,” contrary to White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow’s characterization of the Asian country. “I’m not a China expert, although I’m boning up as fast as I can, I would just say […]


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Treasury Department deletes a Trump election retweet that experts say violated an ethics law

August 15, 2018

Via: CNBC – Top News

The Treasury Department retweeted a post from President Donald Trump on Wednesday touting Republican election chances this fall, sparking concerns among experts that the action may have violated federal ethics laws. Treasury soon removed the post. A representative for the […]


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4 House Intel members offer election security bill

August 14, 2018

Via: FCW

A Senate proposal to secure the U.S. election system has a companion bill in the House and a prominent Republican co-sponsor. A bipartisan group of four lawmakers on the House Intelligence Committee have introduced a House version of the Secure […]


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Tribune calls off merger, blasts Sinclair for circumventing FCC rules

August 9, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

Tribune Media Company today terminated its merger agreement with Sinclair Broadcast Group and sued Sinclair for breach of contract. Tribune’s move to kill the merger comes three weeks after the Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously against approving Sinclair’s proposed acquisition […]


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Early Trump Backer Rep. Chris Collins Indicted on Insider Trading Charges

August 8, 2018

Via: Fortune

New York Republican Rep. Chris Collins was indicted on insider trading charges on Wednesday morning, federal prosecutors said. Collins’ charges include using inside information about Australian biotechnology company Innate Immunotherapeutics to make stock trades, CBS News reported. A grand jury […]


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Ajit Pai admits FCC lied about “DDoS,” blames it on Obama administration

August 7, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai acknowledged Monday that the FCC lied about its public comment system being taken down by a DDoS attack during the net neutrality repeal proceeding. Pai blamed the spreading of false information on employees hired […]


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Trump admin asks Supreme Court to re-kill already-dead net neutrality rules

August 6, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

The Trump administration has asked the US Supreme Court to vacate the 2016 court ruling that upheld the Obama-era net neutrality rules in a strategy that could help uphold the Federal Communications Commission’s recent repeal of those rules. The rules […]


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‘Govern For America’ wants to solve state government’s workforce problem

August 6, 2018

Via: StateScoop

State governments have long struggled to fill information technology jobs, but a new nonprofit group is trying to turn that around with a new crop of professionals. Govern for America is preparing to place its inaugural cohort of fellows across […]