Politics

  • POLITICO Stories 18 min 43 sec ago
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  • Reuters: Politics 1 day 2 hours ago
    • Credit reporting company Equifax Inc. corporate offices are pictured in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., September 8, 2017.
    • The Equifax breach discovered on July 29 exposed sensitive data like Social Security numbers of up to 143 million people.
    • Cuomo said he planned to require all creditreporting agencies to register with the state and comply with its cybersecurity rules.
    • A New York state cybersecurity regulation, the first of its kind in the United States, took effect on March 1.
    • The three creditreporting agencies did not respond to requests for comment on Cuomo’s plan.
  • POLITICO Stories 1 day 2 hours ago
    • He said the United States had to “take important steps to hold the regime accountable.” “We’re prepared to take further action if the government of Venezuela persists,” Trump said.
    • Last month, Trump raised the possibility of U.S. military intervention in Venezuela if the situation did not improve, in remarks that were initially met with alarm there.
    • He didn’t mention military action in his comments to Latin American leaders Monday, and didn’t specify what additional action he would take.
    • The U.S. has already applied stiff sanctions on the country, one of the world’s top oil producers.
  • POLITICO Stories 1 day 2 hours ago
    • Dianne Feinstein (DCalif.) said in a blistering statement.
    • The tweet in question was one of a series of internet memes the president retweeted on his account early Sunday.
    • The gif showed the president swing his club, sending a golf ball flying into the former secretary of state and causing her to fall.
    • Our children are watching.” Though not commenting directly on the president’s retweet or the meme, Clinton on Monday mused about whether she should have been more vocal in calling out Trump’s misogyny on the campaign trail.
    • But, she added, America would not have been open to such an approach. “I think it would have delighted my supporters,” Clinton told interviewer on the publicradio show “Fresh Air.” “It would've enraged his supporters.
  • FOX News 1 day 3 hours ago
    • Hillary Clinton brought her promotional book tour to Washington, D.C. on Monday night.
    • In a soldout event, Clinton — who reportedly entered the Warner Theatre to a standing ovation and cheers — said she wrote her book because she wanted “to make sure what happened, doesn’t happen again.” On one of a number of topics touched on during the event, Clinton discussed her presidential debates with President Trump, claiming that she acted the way she thought a president would.
    • Comey sent a letter 11 days before the election stating the FBI was reopening an investigation into her emails.
  • Reuters: Politics 1 day 4 hours ago
    • REUTERS/Carlo Allegri WASHINGTON (Reuters) U.S. investigators wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort under secret court orders before and after the 2016 election, CNN reported on Monday.
    • The second warrant was obtained as part of the FBI’s investigation into ties between Trump campaign associates and Russian operatives, it said.
    • CNN said interest in Manafort deepened because of intercepted communications between him and Russian operatives, and among the Russians.
    • The government eavesdropping continued into 2017, including a period when Manafort was known to talk to Trump after he became president.
    • Russia has denied interfering in the U.S. election and Trump has denied there was collusion.
  • Reuters: Politics 1 day 4 hours ago
    • U.S. Army soldiers take part in an urban warfare drill during their joint military exercise, named Orient Shield 17, with Japan Ground SelfDefense Force members near Mount Fuji at Higashifuji training field in Gotemba, west of Tokyo, Japan September 18, 2017.
    • REUTERS/Issei Kato WASHINGTON (Reuters) The U.S. Senate passed its version of a $700 billion defense policy bill on Monday, backing President Donald Trump’s desire for a bigger, stronger military but setting the stage for a battle over government spending levels later this year.
    • As voting continued, the vote in the Republicancontrolled chamber was 798 for the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2018, or NDAA, which authorizes the level of defense spending and sets policies controlling how the money is spent.
  • POLITICO Stories 1 day 4 hours ago
    • Trump's speech will be his first before the General Assembly and his first facetoface encounter with a truly global audience.
    • And the Iranian government could cast Trump's outreach as a nefarious plot to spread unrest or even revolution.
    • The Saudi Arabia speech urged Muslim countries to do more in the fight against extremists — "burden sharing," as Trump aides call it.
    • Trump, the official said, envisions "a world where you have enhanced respect for sovereignty, greater prosperity and more security.
    • Trump's speech Tuesday is perhaps the most highly anticipated event of this year's General Assembly, with many foreign leaders eager to get a better sense of the mercurial U.S. president.
  • FOX News 1 day 4 hours ago
    • Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was wiretapped by U.S. government investigators both before and after the 2016 presidential election, according to a report out Monday night.
    • The order to monitor Manafort was discontinued in 2016, but investigators obtained another FISA warrant that stretched into early 2017, according to the report.
    • Manafort, according to the report, was not surveilled during the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting in which Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and Manafort met with Kremlinlinked attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya.
    • If the CNN report is confirmed, Manafort would be the second person affiliated with the Trump campaign known to be monitored under a FISA warrant, behind former campaign adviser Carter Page.
    • Manafort, who registered as a foreign agent this summer, has said his work in Ukraine was not related to the 2016 campaign.
  • POLITICO Stories 1 day 4 hours ago
    • The event was formatted as a questionandanswer session hosted by former Clinton speechwriter Lissa Muscatine, owner of the Politics and Prose Bookstore, which sponsored the event.