Tag: politics

  • Can you tell between a real and computer-generated face?

    The FTC Bureau of Competition has announced the formation of a Technology Task Force dedicated to monitoring competition among the U.S. tech industry.Image: DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images A new government task force has been assembled to monitor anti-competitive behavior in the tech industry. On Tuesday, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that its Bureau of Competition […]

  • What a wall means for landowners on the border

    Washington (CNN)Customs and Border Protection has been preparing to acquire land in the Rio Grande Valley for new barriers since last fall, according to a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration. The documents reviewed by CNN were addressed to the late father and grandfather of Yvette Gaytan, one of the plaintiffs. Her home […]

  • This is the daily cost in unpaid federal wages during a shutdown

    (CNN)When the government closes, an average of about $275 million in compensation to federal employees is delayed per day, according to an analysis of agency staffing and pay data by CNN. All told, more than $9 billion in compensation went unpaid to federal employees during the 35-day shutdown over a demand by President Donald Trump […]

  • The 2020 Democratic field is more liberal than past years

    (CNN)A look at the policy positions of the 2020 Democratic field suggests this group of candidates and potential contenders is further left than those running in previous cycles. Still, voting records are among the better methods and easiest to calculate. The website Voteview tracks the roll call votes of members of Congress. I’ve taken a […]

  • Bezos flags ‘Saudi angle’ in alleged AMI extortion attempt

    Washington (CNN)Jeff Bezos’ stunning accusation that the National Enquirer tried to blackmail him mentioned the close ties between the paper’s publisher, David Pecker, and President Donald Trump — and a second, less well-known connection. ‘A particularly sensitive nerve’ “Several days ago, an AMI leader advised us that Mr. Pecker is ‘apoplectic’ about our investigation,” Bezos […]

  • Read: Stacey Abrams’ Democratic response to the SOTU

    Stacey Abrams delivered the Democratic response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday. Her remarks are as prepared for delivery. These were our family values — faith, service, education and responsibility. Now, we only had one car, so sometimes my dad had to hitchhike and walk long stretches during the 30 […]

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