Electronics

Thomas Perez elected the first Latino leader of Democratic Party – Washington Post

Sunday, February 26, 2017

ATLANTA — Former labor secretary Thomas Perez was elected the first Latino chair of the Democratic National Committee on Saturday, narrowly defeating Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) at the end of a contentious battle over the fate of the beleaguered party in the age of President Trump. Perez’s victory concluded the first contested race for the DNC leadership since 1985, a contest the party had extended by a month to allow…

Trump bails on White House Correspondents’ Dinner – Politico

Sunday, February 26, 2017

“I will not be attending the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner this year. Please wish everyone well and have a great evening,” Trump tweeted. | AP Photo The move follows a week of the president escalating his attacks on the press that covers him. By Tara Palmeri 02/25/17 05:16 PM EST President Donald Trump announced Saturday that he will not attend the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner in Washington,…

EPA chief calls for ‘aggressive’ rollback of regulations at CPAC – The Hill

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Newly minted Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt on Saturday spoke of an “aggressive” agenda of regulatory rollbacks, criticizing the previous Obama administration for being “so focused on climate change.” In a question-and-answer session at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Maryland, Pruitt blamed the Obama administration for failing to tackle more state-based environmental issues, such as a decades-old water quality issues in Oregon tied to a nuclear…

Tom Perez elected as first Latino leader of Democratic Party – Washington Post

Saturday, February 25, 2017

ATLANTA — Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez was elected as the first Latino chair of the Democratic National Committee on Saturday, defeating Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) at a contentious party meeting in Atlanta. “With hard work and a hell of a lot of organizing, we will turn this party around,” Perez said before he had locked up enough votes to win 235 to 200 votes on a second ballot. As…

Trump Intensifies His Attacks on Journalists and Condemns FBI ‘Leakers’ – New York Times

Saturday, February 25, 2017

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Trump administration sought to enlist intelligence officials, key lawmakers to counter Russia stories – Washington Post

Saturday, February 25, 2017

The Trump administration has enlisted senior members of the intelligence community and Congress in efforts to counter news stories about Trump associates’ ties to Russia, a politically charged issue that has been under investigation by the FBI as well as lawmakers now defending the White House. Acting at the behest of the White House, the officials made calls to news organizations last week in attempts to challenge stories about alleged…

Fact-checking Trump’s claim about debt dropping by $12B in last month – CBS News

Saturday, February 25, 2017

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Muhammad Ali’s Son Detained At Airport, Asked If He’s Muslim – CBS Local

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Follow CBSDFW.COM: Facebook | Twitter (AP) – Muhammad Ali’s son, who bears the boxing great’s name, was detained by immigration officials at a Florida airport and questioned about his ancestry and religion in what amounted to profiling, a family friend said Saturday. Returning from a Black History Month event in Jamaica, Muhammad Ali Jr. and his mother, Khalilah Camacho Ali, were pulled aside and separated from each other while going through the immigration…

Trump Intensifies His Attacks on Journalists and Condemns FBI ‘Leakers’ – New York Times

Saturday, February 25, 2017

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DNC chair vote: live coverage – The Hill

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Live updates on the Democratic National Committee chair vote in Atlanta. 11:55 a.m.  Interim chairwoman Donna Brazile is giving her final speech as party leader. She asks that the next chair allow her to continue to raise money and do outreach to state parties. Brazile brought the house down for calling on the next chair to do a “Full and complete investigation into the Russian hack of the election.” “The…

Warren Buffett says investment gains will continue to be ‘substantial,’ applauds ‘miraculous’ US economy – CNBC

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Kind words for immigrants In an era when CEOs have been walking a tightrope in trying to address how President Donald Trump’s economic policies will impact their businesses, Buffett — who prominently backed Democratic contender Hillary Clinton in the general election – largely steered clear of making any statements that could be construed as controversial. Buffett did, however, speak favorably about immigrants, a segment of the U.S. population that has…

Kim Jong-nam killing: Suspect ‘was paid $90 for baby oil prank’ – BBC News

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Image copyright EPA Image caption Siti Aisyah “met some people who looked Japanese or Korean”, Indonesian officials said An Indonesian woman arrested for the murder of the half-brother of North Korea’s leader has said she was given 400 Malaysian ringgits ($90; £72) to carry out a prank. Indonesian embassy officials met Siti Aisyah, 25, on Saturday in the Malaysian capital. She said she was given the cash to smear Kim…

CNN, New York Times, other media barred from White House briefing – Washington Post

Saturday, February 25, 2017

The White House blocked a number of news organizations from attending an informal briefing Friday, a rare and surprising move that came amid President Trump’s escalating war against the media. White House press secretary Sean Spicer banned reporters from CNN, the New York Times, Politico, the Los Angeles Times and BuzzFeed from attending a “gaggle,” a non-televised briefing, but gave access to a number of other reporters, including those representing…

Trump tells conservative gathering that his supporters are the GOP’s future – Washington Post

Saturday, February 25, 2017

In a freewheeling speech with echoes of his campaign rallies, President Trump told a gathering of conservative activists Friday that the coalition of voters that narrowly put him in office represents the future of the Republican Party. Trump gave a nod in particular to his largely white working-class supporters, calling them “the forgotten men and women of America” and reminding them that his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, referred to some…

GOP Senators Embrace Awkward Russia Probe That Could Hurt Trump – Bloomberg

Saturday, February 25, 2017

A Senate Intelligence Committee investigation of Russia’s effort to influence last year’s U.S. election is shaping up as an unexpectedly bipartisan effort that could take months to complete as it explores the most significant controversy shadowing the new Trump administration. The investigation, which will involve scouring highly classified material, is still in its early stages, but Republicans are so far joining Democrats on the panel in pledging to conduct it in…

House GOP plans to keep some Medicaid expansion — and steer money to states that never bought in – Washington Post

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Congressional Republicans have been struggling for months to resolve one of the most vexing problems in their tortuous effort to replace the Affordable Care Act: What to do about the generous federal funding for states that broadened their Medicaid programs under the law, while not shortchanging the 19 states that balked at expansion? Now, as the House begins to hone details of its legislative proposal, a possible compromise has emerged….

Trump establishes task forces to eliminate ‘job killing regulations’ – Washington Post

Saturday, February 25, 2017

President Trump speaks before signing an executive order in the Oval Office of the White House on Feb. 24. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP) President Trump signed an executive order Friday establishing task forces in every agency for “removing job killing regulations and increasing economic opportunity.” Trump, who signed the measure in the Oval Office with the chief executives from U.S. firms such as Lockheed Martin, Dow Chemical and Archer Daniels Midland…

White House hand-picks select media outlets for briefing – The Hill

Friday, February 24, 2017

The White House blocked a number of news outlets from covering spokesman Sean Spicer’s question-and-answer session on Friday afternoon.  Spicer decided to hold an off-camera “gaggle” with reporters inside his West Wing office instead of the traditional on-camera briefing in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room.   Among the outlets not permitted to cover the gaggle were news organizations President Trump has singled out for criticism, including CNN.  The…

Fact Check: Trump Blasts ‘Fake News’ and Repeats Inaccurate Claims at CPAC – New York Times

Friday, February 24, 2017

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After Trump calls media an enemy of the people, White House bars many news outlets from briefing – Los Angeles Times

Friday, February 24, 2017

Friday’s White House press briefing, normally an on-camera affair open to all reporters with press credentials, was turned into an exclusive event for certain outlets hand-picked by the administration. The action came after President Trump on Friday described the media and what he terms “fake news” as “the enemy of the people.” On the list were Trump-friendly outlets such as Breitbart News, the Washington Times and OANN, a conservative television…