Another bitter week that took Washington to the brink of exhaustion landed Donald Trump at the epicenter of more tragedy, scandal and rancor than a conventional president would hope to face in a full year."Week of chaos, again, engulfs Trump's Washington"
Facebook is turning to an antiquated technology to foil foreign interference in US elections. Starting this year, Facebook will send postcards to anyone who purchases an ad about a political candidate on their platform, said Katie Harbath, Facebook’s global politics and government outreach director, speaking at the National Association of Secretaries of State conference in Washington DC. Facebook’s announcement comes a day after special counsel Robert Mueller indicted 13 Russians and three Russian groups for…"Facebook’s answer to Russian election meddling: postcards"
The national security adviser broke with what has been President Trump’s script about the F.B.I. investigation into Russian interference in the election. (Image credit: Sebastian Widmann/Getty Images)"McMaster Says Evidence of Russia Interference 'Incontrovertible'"
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Facebook Inc will start using postcards sent by U.S. mail later this year to verify the identities and location of people who want to purchase U.S. election-related advertising on its site, a senior company executive said on Saturday."Facebook plans to use U.S. mail to verify IDs of election ad buyers"
In an emotional rally Saturday in Fort Lauderdale, politicians and Marjory Stoneman Douglas students called for a ban on weapons like the one used to kill 17 people at the Florida high school, and urged voters to kick out lawmakers who oppose the move or who take money from the National Rifle Association."Student demands Congress and the President address access to guns before more 'people end up dead'"
A military helicopter carrying officials assessing damage from a powerful earthquake crashed in southern Mexico, killing 13 people on the ground."Helicopter Assessing Mexico Quake Damage Crashes, Killing 13 on the Ground"
Steve Maller At about noon in San Francisco on Saturday, a team of six protesters pushed off of Fisherman’s Wharf in a boat with a 33-foot inflatable chicken that resembled President Donald Trump fastened to it. The chicken was outfitted in giant prison fatigues—and as they headed toward Alcatraz, a banner on the side of the boat that read “Transporting Prisoner 00045” was unfurled. “It’s the Cock of The Rock,” organizer Danelle Morton told The…"The Origin Story of the Giant Trump Chicken That Descended on Alcatraz"
Fox News host Laura Ingraham spent a segment of Friday’s show defending herself against charges of racism. She was just making a joke, a pun, a funny aside, really, when she said that Cavaliers basketball player LeBron James should just “shut up and dribble.” She was offended when he said in a video that President Donald Trump “doesn’t understand the people, and really don’t give a f— about the people.” She could have apologized in…"Laura Ingraham Doubles Down on LeBron James Attack"