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Farewell to privacy: Lindsay Graham unveils a bill that would make encryption useless

Farewell to privacy: Lindsay Graham unveils a bill that would make encryption useless

Republican senators on Tuesday introduced the Lawful Access to Encrypted Data (LAED) Act, a bill that if passed would require technology companies to allow law enforcement to access encrypted data in order to carry out their warrants. "Terrorists and criminals routinely use technology, whether smartphones, apps, or other means, to coordinate and communicate their daily activities," Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said in a statement while introducing the legislation with his Republican colleagues, Sens. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee and Tom Cotton of...

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Jun 25
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As Many as Five Republicans May Challenge Trump in the Primaries

As Many as Five Republicans May Challenge Trump in the Primaries

Four former Republican lawmakers are considering joining former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld in the primary battle against President Donald Trump. Former Reps. Joe Walsh, R-Ill., and Mark Sanford, R-S.C., are close to launching primary challenges to Trump, The Washington Post reports, while former Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and former Ohio Gov. John Kasich are being recruited into the race by anti-Trump Republican donors. The only Republican to formally announce his candidacy is Weld, who ran as Gary Johnson’s running mate on the Libertarian Party ticket in 2016, but has failed to gain any...

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Igor Derysh
August 22, 2019
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Pelosi “has the right” to submit Trump to an “involuntary evaluation": Yale psychiatrist Bandy Lee

Pelosi “has the right” to submit Trump to an “involuntary evaluation": Yale psychiatrist Bandy Lee

Yale psychiatrist who has repeatedly sounded the alarm about President Donald Trump’s mental health has cautioned that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is not doing enough to respond to the danger it poses. Bandy X. Lee, a professor of psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine who serves as president of the World Mental Health Coalition, began warning about the dangers posed by the president’s mental health before his election. Lee then edited the book "The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President" and convened a conference...

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Igor Derysh
December 27, 2019
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Trump budget would cut Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security while expanding tax cuts for the rich

Trump budget would cut Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security while expanding tax cuts for the rich

Donald Trump--February 10, 2020 10:47PM (UTC)While calling for an extension to his tax cuts for the rich and massive investments in his proposed border wall, President Donald Trump's proposed budget seeks to cut hundreds of billions of dollars from entitlement programs like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security."We will not be touching your Social Security and Medicare in Fiscal 2021 Budget," Trump tweeted on Saturday, hours before the White House released a budget proposal that sought deep cuts to both programs.The  released Monday would cut Medicare by $850 billion, cut Medicaid by $920...

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February 11, 2020
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Lindsey Graham is now Trump's attack dog: Sooner or later, the blowback will come

Lindsey Graham is now Trump's attack dog: Sooner or later, the blowback will come

Jeanine Pirro and Lindsey Graham--February 10, 2020 2:30PM (UTC)Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina told Fox News' Brian Kilmeade last week "When I go to meet God at the pearly gates, I don't think he's going to ask me, 'Why didn't you convict Trump?'" He may be right about that, but only because he's likely to first be asked to explain what he did afterward. Graham has become Trump's instrument of revenge in the Senate, and he isn't making any bones about it.Appearing on Judge Jeanine Pirro's Fox News show on Saturday night, Graham made it clear that the president's impeachment for...

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February 11, 2020
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Susan Collins flees from reporter when asked if she still believes Trump learned "a very big lesson”

Susan Collins flees from reporter when asked if she still believes Trump learned "a very big lesson”

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020.--February 13, 2020 4:02PM (UTC)Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, dodged questions from a reporter Wednesday who pressed her on whether she still believed her claim that President Donald Trump has learned a "lesson" by being impeached. Collins, along with , defended her vote to acquit Trump in his Senate impeachment trial by arguing that though his actions were "wrong," he had learned a "pretty big lesson" from being impeached."I believe that the president has learned from this case," Collins...

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February 14, 2020
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Press Watch: Finally, political journalists are sounding the alarm. They must not stop

Press Watch: Finally, political journalists are sounding the alarm. They must not stop

Donald Trump--February 14, 2020 11:00AM (UTC)This article was co-produced with , a new website that monitors and critiques American political coverage. Please consider supporting Press Watch by .A major pillar of our democracy — equal protection under the law — is crumbling under Donald Trump's increasingly brazen assaults.And it's the job of the free press job to sound the alarm, expose the damage and champion a process of restoration. A devotion to fairness in the application of the law is a legitimate, traditional journalistic value that reporters and editors should feel no hesitation to...

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February 14, 2020
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Corporations shouldn't be allowed to own your personal data at all

Corporations shouldn't be allowed to own your personal data at all

The Autonomous Revolution: Reclaiming the Future We've Sold to Machines by William Davidow---February 15, 2020 7:00PM (UTC)Adapted with permission from "" (Berrett-Koehler, February 18, 2020).None of the great civil rights pioneers and philosophers could have predicted how personal data — ethereal, floating on a server somewhere unknown — would have become the next great civil rights struggle. Personal data is essentially quantified human behavior — and it is incredibly powerful, coveted, bought and sold with no regard for those from whom it was harvested. With our newfound surplus of this...

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February 17, 2020
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"Low class" Donald Trump and the Wasps: Reckoning with vulgarity, snobbery and the presidency

"Low class" Donald Trump and the Wasps: Reckoning with vulgarity, snobbery and the presidency

Donald Trump in polite society--February 17, 2020 1:00PM (UTC)Nell Beram is a former Atlantic Monthly staff editor, a former columnist for The Awl, and coauthor of "Yoko Ono: Collector of Skies."MORE FROMShow Comments• • •Your message has been sent successfullysign in toPlease sign in with Facebook or Google below:No problem! Just sign in with Facebookor Google to get started.If you have an older Salon account, pleaseenter your username and password below:Hello, !Log Out

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February 17, 2020
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Leaked Pentagon memo undercuts Trump's big promise: No vaccine until “at least the summer of 2021”

Leaked Pentagon memo undercuts Trump's big promise: No vaccine until “at least the summer of 2021”

President Donald Trump reviews the troops during a full honors welcoming ceremony for Secretary of Defense Mark Esper at the Pentagon, Thursday, July 25, 2019, in Washington.view in app--May 20, 2020 10:42PM (UTC)A leaked Pentagon memo obtained by the military news outlet  undercut President Donald Trump and Defense Secretary Mark Esper's claims that a ."We will deliver by the end of this year a vaccine at scale,"  last week."We are looking to get it by the end of the year if we can — maybe before," Trump added.But a Department of Defense memo prepared for Esper by Kenneth Rapuano, the...

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