House panel investigates military spending at Trump Turnberry

(CNN)The House Oversight Committee has been investigating for several months whether increased military expenditures benefiting the Trump Turnberry golf course and resort in Scotland represent a conflict of interest for the President, according to committee d…

UK’s governing Conservatives to stand candidate against speaker at next election

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s governing Conservative Party plans to stand a candidate against parliamentary speaker John Bercow at the next national election, business minister Andrea Leadsom said, accusing him of “flagrant abuse” of his power. Breaking with…

UK’s Labour Party want rebel bill to pass before backing election

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s opposition Labour Party will not back a vote later on Wednesday to hold an election and would ideally like to pass legislation that seeks to prevent a no-deal Brexit before backing a new parliamentary poll. Labour’s finance poli…

New Bill Would Give Voters the Right to Know What Data a Political Campaign Has About Them

New Bill Would Give Voters the Right to Know What Data a Political Campaign Has About Them

The Cambridge Analytica scandal around the 2016 U.S. presidential election remains one of the most astonishing revelations of not only the breadth of data social networks collect about us and our friends but how this data can be used to psychologically manipu…

Exasperated officials use pineapple pizza to explain Russian election interference

Exasperated officials use pineapple pizza to explain Russian election interference

Sometimes you just have to meet the idiot masses on their level.  That appears to be the thinking of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, a part of the Department of Homeland Security, which took pains to explain foreign interference operati…

WannaCry Hero Marcus Hutchens Won’t Go to Jail for Old Hacking Crimes

WannaCry Hero Marcus Hutchens Won’t Go to Jail for Old Hacking Crimes

Well, Mueller Time has come and gone. We watched the former special counsel testify before not one but two congressional committees, and it went pretty much as expected, in that Mueller dropped no bombshells that weren’t already in his 448-page report. Which …

US election 2020: Do front-runners win their party’s nomination?

US election 2020: Do front-runners win their party’s nomination?

Image copyrightGetty ImagesImage caption A year-and-a-half ahead of the 2020 presidential election, former Vice-President Joe Biden has the support of party voters The race is well under way within the Democratic Party to select a challenger to Donald Trum…

Two US service members killed in Afghanistan as US eyes troop reduction

Two US service members killed in Afghanistan as US eyes troop reduction

(CNN)Just hours after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that President Donald Trump wants a reduction in American troop levels in Afghanistan before the 2020 election, the US military announced that two US service members had been killed in that country on …