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Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 12:37 PM CDT

Facebook's Election 'War Room' Takes Aim at Fake Information

Facebook's Election 'War Room' Takes Aim at Fake Information

In an otherwise innocuous part of Facebook's expansive Silicon Valley campus, a locked door bears a taped-on sign that reads "War Room." Behind the door lies a nerve center the social network has set up to...

Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 12:55 AM CDT

Don McGahn Departs as White House Counsel, Officials Say

Don McGahn Departs as White House Counsel, Officials Say

Officials say White House Counsel Don McGahn left the Trump administration Wednesday, NBC News reported. News of McGahn's departure from the White House was first reported by The New York Times, which cited...

Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 12:16 AM CDT

Money Talks: Campaigns Draw Millions in 'Outsider' Cash

Money Talks: Campaigns Draw Millions in 'Outsider' Cash

It's been eight years since the U.S. Supreme Court declared that political spending is free speech. The decision eased the way for corporations, unions or nonprofits to spend massive amounts to support, or more...

Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 at 08:32 PM CDT

Jamal Khashoggi's 'Last Piece' Published by Washington Post

Jamal Khashoggi's 'Last Piece' Published by Washington Post

The "last piece" from missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was published late Wednesday by The Washington Post, his editor announced in a note. Khashoggi has not been seen since visiting the Saudi consulate...

Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 at 03:44 PM CDT

Exclusive: Reddit CEO Talks Fending Off Russian Interference

Exclusive: Reddit CEO Talks Fending Off Russian Interference

Reddit, the fifth-most visited U.S. website, according to the analytics firm Alexa, has been on the offensive against suspicious accounts linked to Russia, which its CEO Steve Huffman said have attempted to put...

Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 at 02:06 PM CDT

Cards Against Humanity Selling 'Vote Worms' for Halloween

Cards Against Humanity Selling 'Vote Worms' for Halloween

Handing out candy this Halloween just got political thanks to Cards Against Humanity.

Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 at 01:37 PM CDT

AP Fact Check: Trump Distorts Migrant Policy, Russia Probe

AP Fact Check: Trump Distorts Migrant Policy, Russia Probe

President Donald Trump mischaracterized his immigration-law achievements, the plight of children taken from parents at the Mexico border and what's known about Russia's interference in the 2016 election in...

Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 at 12:18 PM CDT

Read Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Full 2019 Budget Address

Read Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Full 2019 Budget Address

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel presented his final budget for the city Wednesday after announcing last month he would not seek re-election.

Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 at 10:44 AM CDT

Twitter Releases Data on Russian Foreign Influence Campaigns

Twitter Releases Data on Russian Foreign Influence Campaigns

Twitter on Wednesday released a massive trove of data associated with foreign influence and misinformation campaigns spanning nearly a decade — just three weeks before the U.S. midterm elections, NBC News...

Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 at 12:20 PM CDT

Emanuel Gives Final Budget Address as Mayor of Chicago

Emanuel Gives Final Budget Address as Mayor of Chicago

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel appeared set to go out on a note of fiscal conservatism peppered with investment in young people as he presented his final budget for the city Wednesday.

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