Suspending Cambridge Analytica and SCL Group from Facebook

Update on March 17, 2018, 9:50 AM: The claim that this is a data breach is completely false. Aleksandr Kogan requested and gained access to information from users who chose to sign up to his app,... Read More

AP Exclusive: Kushner Cos. Filed False Documents With NYC

NEW YORK — When the Kushner Cos. bought three apartment buildings in a gentrifying neighborhood of Queens in 2015, most of the tenants were protected by special rules that prevent developers from pushing them out,... Read More

1 big thing: Pelosi in peril

Top Democrats tell me that if they take back the House in November, a restoration of Speaker Nancy Pelosi is no longer guaranteed. In fact, some well-wired House Democrats predict she will be forced aside... Read More

Scottish and Welsh leaders hopeful of deal on post-Brexit powers

Nicola Sturgeon has expressed hope that she and Theresa May could soon reach an agreement over Brexit power-sharing arrangements spelled out in the EU withdrawal bill, following talks at Downing Street. The Scottish first minister... Read More

‘Trump, Inc.’ Podcast: Where’d Trump’s Record Inauguration Spending Go? ‘It’s Inexplicable’

Another thing we found on this week’s “Trump, Inc.”: Two members of President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee have been convicted of financial crimes, and a third — the committee’s treasurer — was an unindicted co-conspirator... Read More

Trump lawyers prepping for potential Mueller interview

President Donald Trump’s lawyers are gaming out possible questions and answers for a potential interview with special counsel Robert Mueller, according to two people familiar with the strategy. The preparations reflect an understanding that negotiations... Read More

Facebook bans Britain First and its leaders

Facebook has banned Britain First from its platform, saying the far-right group has “repeatedly posted content designed to incite animosity and hatred against minority groups”. Britain First’s #Facebook page, which had more than 2m likes,... Read More

Extreme secrecy surrounds Comey book manuscript

James Comey’s book is getting the Harry Potter treatment. “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership,” the upcoming memoir from former FBI Director James Comey, is set for publication on April 18 — and with... Read More

Republicans are selling the wrong messages from Pennsylvania

WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, Republicans’ official explanation of their apparent loss in Pennsylvania’s special election was this: Democrat Conor Lamb only succeeded because he ran “as a Republican,” and his win in a red district... Read More

Ep. 153 “45’s Friday Night Slaughter” Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThe haunting melody of Celtic Woman opens our show this week in homage to the hundreds of thousands of students around the globe... Read More

Trump Says Conor Lamb Won Because He’s ‘Like Trump’

If Donald Trump is worried about Democrats using an upset victory in Pennsylvania as a blueprint for winning big in the midterms, he didn’t let on. Trump broke his silence on the election at a... Read More

Kellyanne Conway snaps at ‘Fox & Friends’ hosts for mentioning massive turnover in Trump administration

White House adviser Kellyanne Conway on Thursday took a shot at Fox News for reporting that President Donald Trump appears poised to conduct a major purge of his own White House staff. When asked by... Read More

Grenfell Tower door resisted fire ‘half as long’ as it was meant to

Detectives investigating the Grenfell Tower blaze have revealed the front door to one of the flats failed fire tests. The door was on a lower floor where the fire had not gutted the building where... Read More

Brooklyn D.A.’s weed decriminalization plan is a game changer

by David A. Love The borough of Brooklyn, New York has a new chief prosecutor, and if he has his way, there will be no more charges for possession of small amounts of marijuana.  And... Read More

Andrew McCabe, a Target of Trump’s F.B.I. Scorn, Is Fired Over Candor Questions

WASHINGTON — Andrew G. McCabe, the former F.B.I. deputy director and a frequent target of President Trump’s scorn, was fired Friday after Attorney General Jeff Sessions rejected an appeal that would have let him retire... Read More

UK, US, Germany and France unite to condemn spy attack

The leaders of Britain, the US, Germany and #France have released a joint statement strongly condemning the Salisbury nerve agent attack as “an assault on UK sovereignty” and saying it is highly likely that Russia... Read More

Trump lawyer Dowd cited for Trump campaign contribution above legal max

President Donald Trump‘s personal lawyer in the Russia probe, John Dowd, contributed more money last year to the president’s re-election campaign than is legally permissible, according to a recent letter from the Federal Election Commission... Read More

South Carolina governor: Student walkouts are ‘shameful’

South Carolina Gov. #Henry McMaster (R) on Wednesday blasted the national student walkout as a “shameful” attempt by left-wing groups to push their own political agenda.  “It appears that these school children, innocent school children, are... Read More

Paul Manafort Takes Another Crack At Challenging Robert Mueller’s Appointment As Special Counsel

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort on Wednesday night asked a judge to dismiss the criminal case filed against him in federal court in Washington, DC, arguing that special counsel Robert Mueller’s appointment was invalid... Read More

Angry mob of Trump supporters destroys Mexican flag in San Diego: ‘F*ck Mexico — this is America!’

n angry mob of Trump supporters desecrated a Mexican flag that fell off a car in San Diego, KTLA reports. Trump visited San Diego to look at prototypes for the wall he wants to build... Read More

Accountants and lawyers ‘must report’ aggressive tax avoidance schemes

Accountants, bankers and lawyers will face penalties if they fail to report aggressive tax avoidance schemes that help companies or individuals move money to offshore havens, under a new European Union law. The rules, agreed... Read More

6 Ways Millennials Will Clean up the Mess Boomers Left Them

Baby Boomers – my generation, born between 1946 and 1964 – dominated politics and the economy for years. There were just more Boomers than people of any other generation.  But that’s no longer the case.... Read More

Confused voters try to figure out who’s voting in Pennsylvania’s special election

The 18th Congressional District race between Democrat Conor Lamb and Republican Rick Saccone has drawn millions of dollars from the national parties and political action committees. Rep. Tim Murphy resigned the post in October after... Read More

Russian spy attack: Trump supports UK ‘all the way’

Donald Trump has given Theresa May his full support for her strategy of confronting Russia over the poisoning of double agent Sergei Skripal, saying he is “with the UK all the way”. The US president’s... Read More

Trump steel, aluminum tariffs poll: Poor ratings

In a new survey of 43 top economists in the US, not a single one said President Donald Trump’s new tariffs on steel and aluminum will end up being a net positive for Americans. Overall,... Read More

Ousted Trump aide McEntee is under investigation for ‘serious financial crimes’: report

Even though McEntee is reportedly being under investigation for financial crimes, the Trump presidential campaign announced on Tuesday morning that it would hire him to help with the president’s reelection efforts in 2020.   News... Read More

‘He doesn’t want restraints’: Trump clearing out naysayers who won’t let him run White House like a campaign rally

President Donald Trump wants to run his administration the way he commands a campaign rally, and he’s reportedly clearing out officials he sees as obstacles to his vision. Robert Costa, national political reporter for the... Read More

Paul Krugman just issued an prescient warning in the wake of Rex Tillerson’s ouster

Donald Trump has nursed petty, personal grudges his entire life. Previously, their impact was limited to his businesses and anyone who had the misfortune of working with him. Now that he’s president, however, he’s free... Read More

Plastic tax: coffee cups and food packaging could face levy

Everyday single-use plastic items such as disposable coffee cups, takeaway boxes and polystyrene packaging could be hit with charges akin to the 5p levy on plastic bags, the government has warned. The Treasury said it... Read More

Injured Nuclear Workers Finally Had Support. The Trump Administration Has Mothballed It.

An advisory board of scientists, doctors and worker advocates helped ensure that nuclear workers exposed to toxins received proper compensation. The terms of nearly all board members expired last month — and no new members... Read More