NY Daily News Reveals Who Created Trump's Fake Twitter Followers - Get Ready. Last month, shortly after he went on a massive blocking spree, an audit of President Trump’s Twitter account revealed that almost 50 percent of his followers are fake.
On Saturday, the person who created those fake accounts was also exposed. According to the New York Daily News, the person behind the several million Twitter bots bolstering Trump’s ego is Robert Mercer, a “Republican mega-donor and staunch Trump supporter” who was once connected to IBM. Mercer is a former computer scientist who helped develop the technology at IBM that later led to the creation of the Watson super-computer. Mercer also played an “integral” role in raising money for the Trump campaign while also connecting the president with people like his current chief adviser, Stephen Bannon.
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions holds a meeting with the heads of federal law enforcement components at the Department of Justice Feb. 9, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Susan Walsh-Pool/Getty Images) This post originally appeared at The Nation. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ four-sentence memo rescinding Justice Department guidance to reduce the use of private prisons sent stock soaring for the two companies that dominate the industry, Geo Group and CoreCivic (formerly Corrections Corporation of America). Russia’s Oval Office Victory Dance. When President Donald Trump hosted Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in the Oval Office on Wednesday just hours after firing the FBI director who was overseeing an investigation into whether Trump’s team colluded with the Russians, he was breaking with recent precedent at the specific request of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The chummy White House visit—photos of the president yukking it up with Lavrov and Russian Ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak were released by the Russian Foreign Ministry since no U.S. press was allowed to cover the visit—had been one of Putin’s asks in his recent phone call with Trump, and indeed the White House acknowledged this to me later Wednesday. “He chose to receive him because Putin asked him to,” a White House spokesman said of Trump’s Lavrov meeting. “Putin did specifically ask on the call when they last talked.” Story Continued Below But being against America, Negroponte added, was a tactic, not the end in itself. Some States Spend Billions on Economic Tax Incentives for Little or No Return. By one estimate, state and local governments spend at least $45 billion a year on tax breaks and other incentives to lure or keep job-producing businesses and plants in their jurisdictions.
New York, for example, plows billions of dollars into the Empire State Development Corp. and Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s signature Start-Up NY program. For more than three decades, Florida has offered an array of tax incentives to businesses that locate, invest, and hire in the state’s distressed areas through an initiative called the Enterprise Zone Program. Related: The Growing Funding Gap for State Pensions Puts Millions at Risk Colorado provides as much as $4 billion a year in economic incentives and deals to enhance the state’s economy. A Timeline – Russia and President Trump. Sally Yates walked out of an Aaron Sorkin script and into liberals’ hearts. Jim Bourg/Reuters Shortly before midnight on Monday, I texted a friend in Los Angeles. “Hey, do most people know who Sally Yates is?”
I asked him. Leon Neyfakh is a Slate staff writer. He responded, “We do now bish.” Sullivan: Why the Reactionary Right Must Be Taken Seriously. Look around you. Donald Trump is now president of the United States, having won on a campaign that trashed liberal democracy itself, and is now presiding over an administration staffed, in part, with adherents of a political philosophy largely alien to mainstream American politics. In Russia, Vladimir Putin has driven his country from postcommunist capitalism to a new and popular czardom, empowered by nationalism and blessed by a resurgent Orthodox Church.
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Arthur Outlaw wanted a second term. Fundamentalists hacked my husband to death. The same hate is spreading across the world. I have no memory of the attack, but the pictures of my husband’s bloody, motionless body on the street, me next to him pleading for help, the four large stab wounds on my head and a sliced-off thumb, will remind me forever of the hatred and intolerance that changed my life. Our assailants, armed with machetes, were Islamists who on 26 February 2015, ambushed us while we were visiting our homeland, Bangladesh, for a book-signing trip.
They hacked my husband, Avijit Roy, to death and left me gravely injured. If Jeff Sessions Will Not Resign, He Should Be Impeached. Article II, Section 4 of the Constitution of the United States announces that “The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.” The attorney general of the United States is a civil officer. Fake news. It's complicated. - First Draft News. This article is available also in Deutsch, Español, Français and العربية By now we’ve all agreed the term “fake news” is unhelpful, but without an alternative, we’re left awkwardly using air quotes whenever we utter the phrase. Plan a Protest, Lose Your House: Arizona Senate Passes SB 1142 Charging 'Provocateurs' With Racketeeing. Revealed: how US billionaire helped to back Brexit. The complete list of all 33 false things Donald Trump has said as president so far.
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