House, Senate intel committees receive briefing from Google

Google has briefed the House and Senate intelligence committees ahead of two Nov. 1 hearings that will examine Russian efforts to influence U.S. elections through social media. Officials from Google talked to investigators behind closed doors in recent weeks as part of the committees’ probes into Russian meddling in last year’s election, according to people familiar with the briefings. The […]

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Sessions defends Comey firing, ties it to Clinton email case

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday strongly defended President Donald Trump’s firing of James Comey, linking the FBI director’s abrupt dismissal to his handling of the Hillary Clinton email server investigation. But he refused to discuss any private conversations he had with the president leading up to Comey’s firing and would not say if he had discussed with the president […]

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Congress spending millions on Russia probes, won’t give details

Congress is spending millions of dollars on investigations of Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election, but it’s impossible to tell from public reports exactly how much the probes are costing taxpayers — and the committees running the investigation refuse to talk about it. The Senate intelligence committee received an extra $1.2 million earlier this year for its investigation and added two employees to […]

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Apple And GE Partner To Bring Industrial Software To The iPhone

General Electric announced a partnership with Apple on Wednesday to bring its industrial software closer to iOS devices. A new version of GE’s industrial software, Predix, will soon be available for developers to build apps natively in iOS. Predix collects and analyzing the huge amounts of data coming off big industrial systems like wind turbines, power plants, oil rigs and rail lines. The software serves […]

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Trump says Comey ‘totally protected’ Clinton, swipes at DOJ

President Trump declared on Twitter Wednesday that James Comey “totally protected Hillary Clinton,” after the FBI confirmed the former FBI boss drafted a statement on the private email case two months before it was over. In a series of tweets, Trump also swiped at the Justice Department, seeming to suggest they review what he called an apparent “fix.” “Wow, FBI […]

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Tough decisions loom for Dems on ObamaCare

Congressional Democrats have to decide how badly they want an ObamaCare deal. Senate Republicans are open to renewing the insurer payments that President Trump canceled last week, but, in return, they want to expand a program that allows states to waive Affordable Care Act regulations. That asking price could be hard for Democrats to swallow. While Democrats want to protect […]

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Facebook buys teen app tbh

Facebook Inc (FB.O) has acquired tbh, an app popular among teens, as the world’s largest social network looks to attract more users. The app, an acronym for “To be Honest”, allows users to anonymously answer multiple choice questions about friends, who then receive the poll results as compliments. Over 5 million people have downloaded the app and sent over a […]

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Trump, McConnell make a show of unity, despite tensions

Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell have reaffirmed their alliance of necessity in a raucous Rose Garden news conference that also underscored their sharp differences. The garrulous president claimed they were longtime friends, now closer than ever; the reserved Senate Republican leader allowed that they share goals and speak often. It was a spectacle that mesmerized Washington, as Trump and McConnell […]

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