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  • Zuckerberg prepares another apology — this time to Congress

    04/09/2018 5:41:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 9, 2018 7:04 PM EDT | Mary Clare Jalonick and Barbara Ortutay
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will apologize for his company’s role in a data privacy scandal and foreign interference in the 2016 elections when he appears before Congress this week, saying the social network “didn’t take a broad enough view of our responsibility,” according to prepared remarks released Monday. Zuckerberg will appear before lawmakers on Tuesday and Wednesday to try to restore public trust in his company and stave off federal regulation that some lawmakers have floated. His company is under fire in the worst privacy crisis in its history after it was revealed that Cambridge Analytica, a data-mining firm affiliated...
  • GOP hopes Alabama loss is wakeup call for Trump White House

    12/13/2017 5:23:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 92 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 13, 2017 8:01 PM EST | Zeke Miller
    President Donald Trump managed to endorse two different losing candidates in the same Senate race, a setback that is highlighting an experience deficit within the White House political team. […] Republicans in Washington and around the country say a bungled approach to the race — in which the president wagered his party’s moral authority with nothing to show for it — should serve as a wakeup call for the administration going into what is sure to be a challenging midterm election year. “This White House is not working on all cylinders,” said Ari Fleischer, who served as press secretary to...
  • Trump wants to end welfare as Bill Clinton knows it (Libtard trigger alert)

    11/24/2017 9:16:28 AM PST · by Zakeet · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 24, 2017
    Overhauling welfare was one of the defining goals of Bill Clinton’s presidency, starting with a campaign promise to "end welfare as we know it," continuing with a bitter policy fight and producing change that remains hotly debated 20 years later. Now, President Donald Trump wants to put his stamp on the welfare system, apparently in favor of a more restrictive policy. He says "people are taking advantage of the system." Trump, who has been signaling interest in the issue for some time, said this past week that he wants to tackle the issue after the tax overhaul he is seeking...
  • FBI report on black 'extremists' raises new monitoring fears

    11/18/2017 9:27:09 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 18, 2017 11:43 AM EST | Sadie Gurman and Russell Contreras
    An FBI report on the rise of black “extremists” is stirring fears of a return to practices used during the civil rights movement, when the bureau spied on activist groups without evidence they had broken any laws. The FBI said it doesn’t target specific groups, and the report is one of many its intelligence analysts produce to make law enforcement aware of what they see as emerging trends. A similar bulletin on white supremacists, for example, came out about the same time. The 12-page report, issued in August, says “black identity extremists” are increasingly targeting law enforcement after police killings...
  • Derided by critics, trickle-down economics gets another try

    11/17/2017 11:33:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 17, 2017 3:31 PM EST | Paul Wiseman
    Does money roll downhill? In their drive to cut taxes, President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans are betting it does. Behind their legislation is a theory long popular among conservatives: Slash taxes for corporations and rich people, who will then hire, invest and profit — and cause money to trickle into the pockets of ordinary Americans. The White House says the plan’s corporate tax cut alone would eventually raise average household incomes by $4,000 a year. The tax plan’s “trickle-down” approach was popularized in the 1980s during the Reagan administration, though it dates back at least to a 1932 wisecrack...
  • Trump pauses address to nation to take 2 big swigs of water

    11/15/2017 4:21:12 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 62 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 15, 2017 5:12 PM EST | Ken Thomas
    President Donald Trump had his own water bottle moment. Trump, fresh from his marathon trip to Asia, paused during his address to the nation on Wednesday to take a swig of water — twice. […] At first, he couldn’t find any in his presidential lectern. “They don’t have water? That’s OK,” he said. When he was informed it was sitting on a small table to his right, the president unscrewed the cap, took a drink and then resumed his speech. He took another swig later in the speech. Trump’s water break drew instant comparisons to Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s 2013...
  • ‘Herd Mentality’ Evident in Media Coverage of Israel — Former AP Reporter

    10/21/2017 10:51:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 20, 2017 | 5:37 PM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    News coverage of Israel is distorted both by the lopsided amount of attention it gets from world media and from a “herd mentality” that embraces and promotes a narrow, simplistic view of “what the story is,” according to an author and former Associated Press reporter in Israel. Israel accounts for 0.01 percent of the world’s territory and has roughly the population of New York City, but when Matti Friedman joined the AP in 2006, he recalled in Jerusalem this week, the wire service had 40 full-time staff in the country. That was more than the number of AP staff covering...
  • Fake news is still here, despite efforts by Google, Facebook [barf]

    10/10/2017 12:12:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 9, 2017 3:16 PM EDT | Barbara Ortutay and Ryan Nakashima
    Nearly a year after Facebook and Google launched offensives against fake news, they’re still inadvertently promoting it — often at the worst possible times. Online services designed to engross users aren’t so easily retooled to promote greater accuracy, it turns out. Especially with online trolls, pranksters and more malicious types scheming to evade new controls as they’re rolled out. […] Facebook and Google get caught off guard “because their algorithms just look for signs of popularity and recency at first,” without first checking to ensure relevance, says David Carroll, a professor of media design at the Parsons School of Design...
  • Cattle from abandoned Rohingya villages sold to displaced

    09/27/2017 12:03:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 27, 2017 2:52 AM EDT | Robin McDowell
    Thousands of cows and goats grazed in abandoned fields and wandered through charred out Rohingya Muslim villages after a military crackdown sent nearly a half-million members of Myanmar’s long-persecuted religious minorities fleeing across the border. Now, more than a half-dozen witnesses told The Associated Press, soldiers and police are cashing in on the humanitarian catastrophe. They all spoke on condition of anonymity because of security concerns. In violence-wracked northern Rakhine state, where village after village has been burned to the ground, security forces and local administrators have been collecting the livestock and bringing it by foot, truck and sometimes boat...
  • Macron: My charm may have changed Trump's mind on climate change

    07/16/2017 5:45:28 PM PDT · by Hadean · 96 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 16, 2017
    French President Emmanuel Macron says he worked his charm on President Donald Trump during the U.S. leader's visit to Paris – so much so that he may have changed Trump’s mind on climate change. Trump and Macron -- who said his interaction with Trump was carefully calculated -- discussed their main point of contention: U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement. Macron told French news outlet Le Journal du Dimanche that Trump “listened” to him when the two discussed climate change, adding: “He understood the reason for my position, notably the link between climate change and terrorism.” The presidents spoke...
  • Cuba's Raul Castro dismisses harsher US tone under Trump

    07/15/2017 5:23:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 14, 2017 11:20 PM EDT | Andrea Rodriguez
    Cuban President Raúl Castro denounced President Donald Trump’s tougher line on relations with Havana on Friday, calling it a setback but promising to continue working to normalize ties between the former Cold War rivals. Castro’s comments to Cuba’s National Assembly were his first on Trump’s June announcement of a partial rollback of the Cuba-U.S. détente achieved by then-President Barack Obama. They contained echoes of the harsh rhetoric of the past. “Any strategy that seeks to destroy the revolution either through coercion or pressure or through more subtle methods will fail,” Cuba’s president told legislators. He also rejected any “lessons” on...
  • On Independence Day, minorities question promise of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness

    07/04/2017 11:17:32 AM PDT · by PROCON · 97 replies
    AP ^ | July 4, 2017 | RUSSELL CONTRERAS
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — As many in the United States celebrate the Fourth of July holiday, some minorities have mixed feelings about the revelry of fireworks and parades in an atmosphere of tension on several fronts. How do you celebrate during what some people of color consider troubling times? Blacks, Latinos and immigrant rights advocates say the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election, recent non-convictions of police officers charged in the shootings of black men, and the stepped-up detentions of immigrants and refugees for deportation have them questioning equality and the promise of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness...
  • Even before taking office, Trump has changed the presidency

    01/19/2017 7:39:15 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 19, 2017 3:39 AM EST | Lisa Lerer
    Donald Trump enters the White House on Friday just as he entered the race for president: defiant, unfiltered, unbound by tradition and utterly confident in his chosen course. In the 10 weeks since his surprise election as the nation’s 45th president, Trump has violated decades of established diplomatic protocol, sent shockwaves through business boardrooms, tested long-standing ethics rules and continued his combative style of replying to any slight with a personal attack — on Twitter and in person. Past presidents have described walking into the Oval Office for the first time as a humbling experience, one that in an instant...
  • Hillary Clinton's Popular Vote Lead Over Donald Trump Now Exceeds 1.5 Million Votes

    11/22/2016 6:26:25 PM PST · by Mandingo Conservative · 65 replies
    ABC ^ | Nov 20, 2016 | Davy Caplan
    According to new figures released by The Associated Press on Saturday, Clinton received more than 1.5 million votes more than her Republican rival. As of Saturday, Clinton had received 63,390,669 votes, while Trump received 61,820,845 votes -- a difference of 1,569,824, according to The AP. Rounded off to whole numbers, that translates to 48 percent vs. 47 percent.
  • Victory in sight, Clinton still grapples with negative views [barf]

    10/22/2016 11:28:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 23, 2016 1:04 AM ET | Julie Pace
    Hillary Clinton bested Donald Trump in three debates. She leads in many preference polls of the most competitive states. Barring a significant shift in the next two weeks, she is in a strong position to become the first woman elected U.S. president. But Clinton will end the campaign still struggling to change the minds of millions of voters who don’t think well of her, a glaring liability should the Democratic nominee move on to the White House. While many see her as better prepared to be commander in chief than Trump, she is consistently viewed unfavorably by more than half...
  • 50 years later, Black Panthers look back at party's founding

    10/21/2016 8:16:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 21, 2016 9:36 AM EDT | Janie Har
    The Black Panthers emerged from this gritty Northern California city (Oakland) 50 years ago, declaring to a nation in turmoil a new party dedicated to defending African-Americans against police brutality and protecting the right of a downtrodden people to determine their own future. In the group’s short life, it launched an ambitious breakfast program for children and opened free health clinics to screen for sickle-cell anemia. At the same time, party members scared mainstream America with their calls for revolution that were at odds with Martin Luther King Jr.’s insistence on peaceful protest. […] The anniversary comes as new tensions...
  • Obama Legacy: Immigration stands as most glaring failure

    06/30/2016 9:02:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 30, 2016 4:31 PM EDT | Kathleen Hennessey
    Hours after the Supreme Court sent his immigration policy into legal limbo, President Barack Obama huddled around a long conference table in the Roosevelt Room with disappointed activists. The president looked out at familiar faces, some teary. It had been a long and tough fight, Obama said, and he had taken some beatings — even from supporters who “whupped on me good.” He believed his policies would prevail, according to participants in the meeting, but said it was now up to voters and the next president to take up the baton. And with that, Obama delivered his version of a...
  • Never mind Trump, GOP uniting under banner: 'Never Hillary'

    05/28/2016 1:16:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 28, 2016 2:52 AM EDT | Julie Bykowicz and Julie Pace
    Donald Trump’s best ally in winning over skeptical Republicans is turning out to be Hillary Clinton. Having overcome a multimillion-dollar “Never Trump” campaign aimed at blocking him from the Republican nomination, he’s now benefiting from a wave of GOP donors, party leaders, voters and conservative groups that are uniting under a new banner: “Never Hillary.” “Nothing unites Republicans better than a Clinton,” says Scott Reed, a political strategist for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce who has advised previous GOP campaigns. While Reed says there remain “many unknowns” about Trump, he adds that “the knowns about Hillary are very powerful motivators...
  • AP-GfK Poll: Improved economic outlook boosts Obama approval

    04/09/2016 1:34:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 9, 2016 4:09 PM EDT | Kathleen Hennessey and Emily Swanson
    As many in the United States hold their noses in the search for the next president, they’re increasingly warming to the president they already have. Buoyed by some good economic news and a surge of goodwill from his base of supporters, President Barack Obama is seeing his approval rating rise. That puts Obama, who leaves office in January, in a position to remain a force in the political debate at a point in his final term when some others faded into the background. For the first time since 2013, half of those questioned approve of the job Obama is doing...
  • Harvard awards journalism prize to The Associated Press

    03/04/2016 2:08:03 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 4, 2016 4:31 PM EST
    Journalists from The Associated Press who uncovered extensive slave labor in the Thai seafood industry won an investigative reporting prize from Harvard University's Shorenstein Center. The media and public policy research center bestowed the $25,000 Goldsmith Prize to Margie Mason, Robin McDowell, Martha Mendoza and Esther Htusan this week for their work on "Seafood from Slaves." [...] The finalists for the prize included the Guardian, The New York Times, the Tampa Bay Times, The Washington Post and InsideClimate News. ...