U.S. Sheriff Joe Arpaio President Trump Barack Obama Birtherism Joe Arpaio, who is running for Senator in Arizona despite a criminal conviction, has promised to resurrect a debunked conspiracy theory about former President Barack Obama’s birth certificate, if elected to office. The octogenarian former sheriff, who has repeatedly been accused of human rights abuses for his treatment of Hispanic inmates, is a staunch ally of President Trump. Like Trump, Arpaio was an early proponent of so-called birtherism—a movement of people who openly doubted or denied the eligibility of Obama to serve in office, based around the false notion that he was not a natural-born citizen. The movement has been labeled by many as racist. Sheriff Joe Arpaio (L) of Maricopa County, Arizona listens as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to the press prior to a rally on January 26, 2016 in Marshalltown, Iowa. Scott Olson/Getty Images While Trump has moved on from, … [Read more...] about Joe Arpaio Claims He ‘Proved’ Obama Birth Certificate Is ‘Fake’ and Will Resume Debunked ‘Birther’ Movement If Elected
The Internal Revenue Service building in Washington. (Susan Walsh/AP) You’d think there’d be enough room in a $1.3 trillion spending plan to fund all the folks needed to bring in the money. But maybe not, especially if a Republican-controlled Congress feels like the Internal Revenue Service isn’t ready for a full reprieve from the woodshed. Republicans punished the IRS with budget cuts during the Obama administration because they believed it politicized the agency by targeting conservative groups for extra scrutiny. Never mind that my colleague Mike DeBonis reported in October that “a federal watchdog has identified scores of cases in which the Internal Revenue Service may have targeted liberal-leaning groups for extra scrutiny based on their names or political leanings, a finding that could undermine claims that conservatives were unfairly targeted under President Barack Obama.” Although the omnibus package President Trump signed Friday gives the … [Read more...] about IRS, punished under Obama by GOP, still feels the sting
close Video Lawmakers call for hearings on Facebook data breach Wall Street Journal columnist Andy Kessler on the revelations that over 50 million user profiles were harvested by a data analysis firm employed by President Trump's 2016 campaign. Controversy continues to swirl around how the consulting firm Cambridge Analytica obtained personal data from over 50 million Facebook users without their knowledge and used it to target ads to individuals in an effort to help Donald Trump be elected president in 2016. But a more serious case of apparent misconduct involves Facebook data going to a different presidential campaign – this time in 2012. In this case, which is getting far less attention, Facebook reportedly voluntarily provided data on millions of its users to the re-election campaign of President Obama. If true, such action by Facebook may constitute a major violation of federal campaign finance law as an illegal corporate campaign contribution. The matter … [Read more...] about Did Facebook’s ‘favors’ for the Obama campaign constitute a violation of federal law?
Former President Barack Obama said Sunday that negotiations with North Korea on its nuclear weapons program are difficult, partly because the country's isolation minimizes possible leverage, such as trade and travel sanctions against Pyongyang."North Korea is an example of a country that is so far out of the international norms and so disconnected with the rest of the world," Obama told a packed hall in Tokyo.He stressed that the effort to get North Korea to give up nuclear weapons remains difficult, but said countries working together, including China, South Korea and Japan, to pressure the North is better than nations working alone.He noted that past U.S. efforts on Iran's nuclear weapons were more successful because there was more leverage, but that there's little commerce and travel with North Korea to being with."That makes them less subject to these kinds of negotiations," he said of North Korea.Obama was speaking at an event sponsored by a Japanese nonprofit group during an … [Read more...] about Obama, in Japan, says North Korea’s isolation means less leverage
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Facebook users opened the door for Cambridge Analytica, Donald Trump, even Barack Obama Personal data was only available to mine by political operatives aligned with Donald Trump's campaign because of Facebook users’ taste for narcissism. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Christian Schneider, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Published 11:17 a.m. CT March 23, 2018 CLOSE Facebook faces the dilemma of losing trust and even users in the aftermath of the Cambridge Analytica data leak. Jefferson Graham reports. … [Read more...] about Facebook users opened the door for Cambridge Analytica, Donald Trump, even Barack Obama