United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Defamation Long-arm jurisdiction – Hyperbolic language – Defamatory meaning Friedman v. Bloomberg LP, et al. 16-1335-cv Judges Walker, Hall, and Chin Background: The plaintiff appealed from a decision that dismissed his defamation action in favor of the defendants. At issue is whether Connecticut’s long-arm statute over certain out-of-state defendants, except in defamation ... … [Read more...] about Second Circuit – Defamation: Friedman v. Bloomberg LP, et al.
Susan Rice, who Newsweek once described as former President Barack Obama’s “right-hand woman,” was at the center of unmasking Trump administration officials, a new report concludes. Eli Lake, who broke the story for Bloomberg View, wrote on Monday morning: “White House lawyers last month discovered that the former national security adviser Susan Rice requested the identities of U.S. persons in raw intelligence reports on dozens of occasions that connect to the Donald Trump transition and campaign, according to U.S. officials familiar with the matter. “The pattern of Rice’s requests was discovered in a National Security Council review of the government’s policy on ‘unmasking’ the identities of individuals in the U.S. who are not targets of electronic eavesdropping, but whose communications are collected incidentally. Normally those names are redacted from summaries of monitored conversations and appear in reports as something like … [Read more...] about Susan Rice ordered unmasking of Trump team in intel, Bloomberg View reports
Bloomberg hints that Rice commencement speech could bring more glory By Lindsay Ellis Published 8:36 am, Tuesday, April 3, 2018 Photo: Rebecca Blackwell, Associated Press Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg will speak at Rice University's commencement. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, file) Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg will speak at Rice University's commencement. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, file) Photo: Rebecca Blackwell, Associated Press After Villanova beats Michigan, former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg says keep an eye on Rice 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Rice University's basketball team next year may be one to watch, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg advised Monday. Bloomberg spoke at the 2016 and 2017 commencement ceremonies of the University of Michigan and … [Read more...] about After Villanova beats Michigan, former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg says keep an eye on Rice
Intel shares plunged more than 6 percent Monday amid trade tensions with China and a report that Apple will stop using Intel processors in its Mac computers as early as 2020. Apple has been pushing to more tightly integrate the software on its mobile devices with that running its PCs and laptops. Apple already crafts its own processors for the iPhone and Mac, and Bloomberg reported Monday that it's planning to switch Macs to Apple-designed Silicon within the next few years. Intel shares fell sharply Monday, down 43.16 to $48.92. That's their biggest drop in percentage terms since January 2016. But shares were already falling sharply when Bloomberg's news broke - the stock markets were down across the board Monday amid rising trade tensions with China. By itself, Apple doesn't represent a huge component of Intel's business. The company is the world's fourth-largest computer maker, shipping nearly 20 million machines last year, according to research firm IDC. That's about 7.5 percent of … [Read more...] about Apple planning to dump Intel chips, Bloomberg says, sending Intel’s stock down sharply
AP Photo/Lynne Sladky I have to laugh at the media’s portrayal of the recent anti-gun marches as youth-led. The marches and demonstrations are organized and funded by the usual suspects: George Soros, Michael Bloomberg, Tom Steyer (all billionaires with armed security). The rants against the NRA fail to recognize the politically bought influence of the anti-gun movements, and the massive cash infusions these men provide to the anti-gun movement. Whereas the NRA is funded by members — largely average, everyday Americans without billions of dollars in their accounts — the anti-gun movement is largely funded by a few very wealthy individuals. So who represents the people? As for gun control: If making guns illegal worked, so would Prohibition, drug laws, drunken driving laws, gun laws in Chicago, etc. It hasn’t, doesn’t and won’t — especially in light of the refusal to prosecute current gun laws. I enlisted in the Army at age 17, spent three years … [Read more...] about Anti-gun marches bankrolled by progressive billionaires such as George Soros, Michael Bloomberg