Electronics

Evidence is mounting that Russia took 4 clear paths to meddle in the US election – Business Insider

Saturday, June 24, 2017

US President Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Mark Wilson/Getty Images; Justin Sullivan/Getty Images; Samantha Lee/Business Insider It was September 2015 when the FBI first noticed that Russian hackers had infiltrated a computer system belonging to the Democratic National Committee. It was the first sign that Moscow was attempting to meddle in the presidential election. Nearly a year later, further reporting and testimony from current and former intelligence officials have painted…

The surprising GOP holdout on the Senate’s health bill – Politico

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Ron Johnson stormed Washington in 2010 by railing against Obamacare, becoming one of the law’s harshest and most persistent critics. Now, with the Senate on the brink of repealing the law, he’s one of the surprise holdouts threatening to block the bill. The Wisconsin Republican says Senate leaders are rushing the vote before he and the public can analyze it and are not doing enough to actually bring down premiums….

White House responds to Comey tape inquiry with Trump tweet – CNN

Saturday, June 24, 2017

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The Incredible Shrinking White House Briefing – New York Times

Saturday, June 24, 2017

“It’s great for us to come out here and have a substantive discussion about policies,” Mr. Spicer said at the lectern, when asked why Friday’s briefing had been taken off-camera. “I don’t think that the be-all and end-all is whether it’s on television or not.” Advertisement Continue reading the main story Off-camera briefings have occurred under previous presidents, often parceled out among regular televised sessions with the press secretary. But…

China Landslide: 120 Feared Buried in Mountain Village in Sichuan – NBCNews.com

Saturday, June 24, 2017

BEIJING — At least 120 people were buried by a landslide that caused huge rocks and a mass of earth to come crashing into their homes in a mountain village in southwestern China early Saturday, officials said. The landslide, which came from a mountain, engulfed a cluster of 62 homes and a hotel in the village of Xinmo in Mao County at about 6 a.m. local time (6 p.m. Friday…

Consumer issues stemming from the GOP health care initiative – Washington Post

Saturday, June 24, 2017

WASHINGTON — Republicans in full control of government are on the brink of history-making changes to the nation’s health care system. The impact for consumers would go well beyond “Obamacare.” Former President Barack Obama’s signature law is usually associated with subsidized insurance markets like HealthCare.gov. But the Affordable Care Act also expanded Medicaid. Not only would the GOP legislation scale back coverage through the insurance markets and phase out the…

Trump joins the effort to pass a health-care bill, but another GOP senator is opposed – Washington Post

Saturday, June 24, 2017

President Trump and his allies are waging their most aggressive effort yet to help Senate GOP leaders pass an expansive health-care bill next week, but the endeavor encountered new resistance Friday when a fifth Republican senator said he does not support the bill as is. Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) announced that he could not vote for the legislation without revisions, singling out the measure’s long-term spending cuts to Medicaid as…

Camden flats: Hundreds of homes evacuated over fire risk fears – BBC News

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Media captionCamden residents react to tower block evacuations More than 800 homes in tower blocks on a council estate in Camden, north London, have been evacuated because of fire safety concerns. Camden Council says people in five towers on the Chalcots estate were moved for “urgent fire safety works”. The council said it was booking hotels but 100 residents are spending the night on air beds in a leisure centre….

CNN Resorts to Sketching White House Press Briefings, Draws Derision – TheWrap

Saturday, June 24, 2017

In response to the White House press team’s troubling habit of refusing to do on-camera press briefings, CNN has found a workaround that also functions as a dry critique: It sent in a courtroom sketch artist. The images Friday provided a much-needed visual element for CNN, and also highlight the silliness of Trump Administration officials refusing to be seen speaking for the chief executive. (Accountability is important, given the president’s propensity for…

Freshman GOP rep calls for Mueller recusal from Russia probe – The Hill

Saturday, June 24, 2017

A member of the House Freedom Caucus on Friday called on the Justice Department’s special counsel, Robert Mueller, to recuse himself in the federal probe into Russian election meddling. Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Az) said the “integrity of his appointment” was in question due to Mueller’s friendship with ousted FBI Director James Comey. “His ability to be impartial is doubtful because he has surrounded himself with highly partisan lawyers who make…

Trump appears to acknowledge Russian election meddling – and blames Obama – Los Angeles Times

Saturday, June 24, 2017

It wasn’t immediately clear exactly what inspired the president’s tweet. It came several hours after the publication of a Washington Post report detailing the Obama administration’s fight to punish Russia for its alleged election interference. That report stated that the CIA informed Obama of Russia’s hacking efforts last August, and that his administration chose to respond by approving a package of sanctions against the country in late December. Obama also authorized…

Republican Senator Vital to Health Bill’s Passage Won’t Support It – New York Times

Friday, June 23, 2017

So far, five Republican senators have said they cannot vote for the Affordable Care Act repeal as written: Mr. Heller, whose concerns are with the bill’s benefit cuts, and four hard-line conservatives who say the bill is too generous. Advertisement Continue reading the main story Mr. Heller did not rule out ultimately voting for a version of the bill, leaving the battle for 50 votes ahead of a Senate showdown…

CNN sent a courtroom sketch artist to cover a White House press briefing – Washington Post

Friday, June 23, 2017

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Poll: Former AG Lynch should be investigated – The Hill

Friday, June 23, 2017

A majority of voters say former Attorney General Loretta Lynch should be investigated for an election-year meeting with former President Bill ClintonBill ClintonPoll: Former AG Lynch should be investigated Poll: Trump approval rating rebounds OPINION: Trump’s bluff: Perfectly legal MORE that took place while the FBI was investigating Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonReport: Biden scolded hedge fund manager over late son Poll: Former AG Lynch should be investigated OPINION: Dear media,…

California travel ban could impact college sports schedules, but likely not 2017’s – SB Nation

Friday, June 23, 2017

In 2016, a North Carolina state law altered the sports calendar. The state lost the NBA All-Star Game, ACC football championship, and other college championships because of opposition to a state law that discriminated against LGBT people. Events are likely returning, after an alteration to the law. In 2017, California has introduced and expanded a ban on taxpayer-funded travel to eight states with laws it views as discriminatory. Those are…

Facing Putin, Trump will confront complex swirl of controversy – CNN

Friday, June 23, 2017

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Bulls send Jimmy Butler to Wolves; Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn to Chicago – ESPN

Friday, June 23, 2017

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment The Minnesota Timberwolves have acquired three-time All-Star Jimmy Butler from the Chicago Bulls in a draft-night deal that reunites him with former coach Tom Thibodeau. The Wolves received the No. 16 overall pick in Thursday night’s draft, which was used to select Justin Patton, the freshman center from Creighton. Trade grades: Which team flunked the Jimmy Butler deal? With All-Star Jimmy Butler…

Here’s where Republican senators stand on the health care bill – CNN

Friday, June 23, 2017

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How Trump’s dubious claims make the entire government react – Washington Post

Friday, June 23, 2017

The words leapt from President Trump’s mind to Twitter at 8:26 a.m. on the Friday after he fired FBI director James B. Comey, setting off a cascade of activity inside and outside the federal government to figure out what, exactly, he meant. “James Comey better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!” Trump wrote. With that tweet, Trump immediately deepened his…

Lonzo Ball and the Lakers looking to recreate Showtime – ESPN

Friday, June 23, 2017

9:52 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment NEW YORK — Magic Johnson and the Los Angeles Lakers made it official at 7:47 p.m. ET Thursday, when Showtime met ‘Zotime with the second pick of the NBA draft. Lonzo Ball was selected as a point guard by the greatest point guard of all, and wouldn’t you know it, he walked onto the stage without his stage dad…