(John Hinderaker) These extraordinary revelations, apparently from frustrated FBI agents, were published in The Hill today. The corruption they suggest is extensive: Before the Obama administration approved a controversial deal in 2010...Show More Summary
Fredreka Schouten, campaign finance reporter for USA Today, talks with Rachel Maddow about the legal fees for Donald Trump and his son and other members of...
Earth observation image of the week: Northeastern Russia and the Plesetsk Cosmodrome, from where the Sentinel-5P satellite is set for launch today
Facebook's main source of revenue, selling advertisements on its platforms, has come under intense scrutiny lately due to alleged election influence exerted by Russia through the company's platform. But, while not great for Facebook's...Show More Summary
Today, Axios sat down with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg for a brief interview of somewhat tough questions. The conversation spanned many subjects, but it primarily focused on Facebook’s ad platform, Russian interference, and fake news. Show More Summary
Following a ban on Kaspersky Lab's anti-virus software for use by the US federal government, the Wall Street Journal reported that officials believe hackers used the software to steal sensitive NSA documents. Today, the story deepened...Show More Summary
Today, Sheryl Sandberg had a private conversation with U.S. lawmakers about political Facebook ads that were bought by Russia. Not much has yet been reported about what was said at the meeting, but one interesting tidbit just came to light via a CNN congressional correspondent. Show More Summary
A Russian journalist, Maria Eismont, said, “The Yuri Dmitriev case is, perhaps, the most important thing happening in Russia right now.” I write about this case in a piece on the homepage today: “The Grave-Hunter, Hunted.” Dmitriev has long been associated with Memorial, a Russian civil-society group. Show More Summary
Russia’s search giant Yandex today announced the release of its own voice assistant, Alice. Just like Cortana, Siri and other digital voice assistants out there, Alice will connect with multiple services to help users in tasks such as finding information online, recommending places to eat and visit, providing weather forecasts, and more. Show More Summary
Today’s must-read: A New York Times examination of hundreds of those posts shows that one of the most powerful weapons that Russian agents used to reshape American politics was the anger, passion and misinformation that real Americans were broadcasting across … Continue reading ?
Today’s comic by Tom Tomorrow is More gun talk: What you missed on Sunday Kos: God, guns and... Russia, by Susan Grigsby The United States is becoming an extraction economy (like Puerto Rico), by David Akadjian Not just NRA money:...Show More Summary
Today’s comic by Mark Fiore is As time goes by: • What’s coming up on Sunday Kos … God, guns and … Russia, by Susan Grigsby The United States is becoming an extraction economy (like Puerto Rico), by David Akadjian Not just NRA money:...Show More Summary
Washington has requested the state-run network register under the Foreign Agent Registration Act over Kremlin links.
Earlier this week, we brought you a Rare Ride straight from the Eastern Block. The Skoda 120 was Czechoslovakia’s answer to the middle-market family sedan. Today we keep it Communist and look at Russia’s answer to the decadent and capitalistic Jeep Wrangler and Land Rover Defender, the UAZ-469. Show More Summary
CNN's John King told his panel that news of Russian collusion with the Trump campaign still being investigated by the Senate is "bad news for the president." Really, John? Senators Burr and Warner held a joint press conference today to discuss their investigation up to this point. Sen. Show More Summary
Dave Majumdar Security, A history lesson for today. While Sputnik itself was a rudimentary satellite that was by no means a weapon, it represented an uncomfortable truth—that the Soviet Union could reach out and potentially threaten...Show More Summary
Today's Water Cooler: KORUS, Susan Collins, Russia hysteria, coincident indicators, gerrymandering, lithium, Amazon, Tesla, contract workers
Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford has today revealed his opinion that England can win the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Sitting pretty The Three Lions currently sit top of Group F with 20 points, with games versus Slovenia and Lithuania coming up on Thursday and Sunday respectively. Gareth Southgate’s men are yet to lose a […]
Poll: Facebook faulted for not doing more on Russia ads in 2016; Americans now want political ads labeled