Politics

Trump’s vision for American health care, explained by his budget

Democratic presidential candidates have spent years building a new vision of American policy, one where a lot more of us get our health insurance from the government. I see President Trump’s newly released budget as his counterproposal to all that. It envisions a really different future, one where government-run health care shrinks — and public programs become more difficult to ...

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New Mueller probe revelations explain Trump’s rage

President Donald Trump looks — and is acting — rattled and encircled by the Russia investigation. And a series of fresh disclosures on Tuesday show there is every reason for him to feel threatened by the vast shadow it is casting over his life, business and presidency.Newly unsealed court documents detailing special counsel Robert Mueller’s activity reveal an investigative field of breathtaking scope ...

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3 takeaways from newly unsealed Michael Cohen search warrants

The Justice Department released several search warrants related to their investigation of Michael Cohen Tuesday — and the documents made clear special counsel Robert Mueller had his sights trained on Cohen far earlier than previously known. Indeed, it was all the way back on July 18, 2017 — just two months after Mueller was appointed special counsel — that his ...

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Venezuela Congress Declares ‘State of Alarm’

CARACAS/SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela (Reuters) – Venezuela’s opposition-run congress on Monday declared a “state of alarm” over a five-day power blackout that has crippled the OPEC member country’s oil exports and left millions of citizens scrambling to find food and water. Much of Venezuela remained without power on Monday, although electricity had largely returned to the capital of Caracas following an ...

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How much does Tesla have in the bank?

On Thursday, Tesla announced that the $35,000 version of its mass-market car, the Model 3, was now available. The cost to reserve one in the US? A mere $2,500 in the form of a non-refundable deposit. Since 2016, when the orders for the car came flooding in, these deposits (which were once smaller, and refundable) have made up a sizeable ...

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GOP lawmaker compares illegal immigration to D-Day invasion

Rep. Clay Higgins (R-La.) on Wednesday compared the influx of migrants at the southern border to the D-Day invasion from World War II. The Louisiana Republican sought to put the threat of illegal immigration into context during a House Homeland Security Committee hearing with Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen when he invoked the June 1944 Allied invasion of Western Europe. “Let me just put this in ...

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Read Mark Zuckerberg’s letter on Facebook’s privacy-focused future

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg just published a lengthy post outlining what he describes as a “privacy-focused” future for his company’s various messaging platforms — Facebook Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp — and online communication at large. The letter is Zuckerberg’s most significant preview of Facebook’s messaging ambitions (and the undertakings necessary to reach them) in years. It touches on encryption, data ...

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Trump’s artificial intelligence executive order will ensure America doesn’t lose the AI race to China

Last week, the president signed an executive order, the American AI Initiative, that will accelerate America’s pursuit of the sophisticated AI capabilities necessary to maintain our military and economic dominance. The Chinese government exercises significant control over its domestic technology firms and frequently steals intellectual property from foreign companies that operate in the country. In addition, it has poured sizable resources ...

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