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Putin submits legislation on Russian withdrawal from Open Skies treaty
  + stars: | 2021-05-11 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.91   time to read: +1 min
Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers his annual address to the Federal Assembly in Moscow, Russia April 21, 2021. Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via REUTERSRussian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday submitted legislation to parliament to formalise a Russian exit from the Open Skies treaty, a pact that allows unarmed surveillance flights over member countries. The United States left the Open Skies arms control and verification treaty in November in one of Donald Trump's final acts as president. read moreKremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Tuesday said one of the reasons behind Russia's planned withdrawal was that the United States was still able to receive information acquired through the Open Skies treaty from its NATO allies. Putin on Tuesday submitted a document to the State Duma, the lower house of parliament, proposing that Russia exit the treaty, filings on the Duma website showed.
Persons: Vladimir Putin, Mikhail Klimentyev, Donald Trump's, Washington, Dmitry Peskov, Russia's, Putin, Leonid Slutsky, Slutsky Organizations: Federal Assembly, Sputnik, REUTERS, United, NATO, State Duma, Duma, Federation Council, Thomson Locations: Moscow, Russia, Kremlin, formalise, United States
Sally Buzbee of the Associated Press was named Tuesday executive editor of The Washington Post. Buzbee will replace retired editor Marty Baron and be the first woman to hold that position. Sally Buzbee, senior vice president and executive editor of The Associated Press, was named Tuesday as executive editor of The Washington Post, succeeding the recently retired Marty Baron. At the Post, Buzbee succeeds the widely revered Baron, who had led the Post since 2013, guiding the news organization's resurgence under the ownership of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. Buzbee will begin her new position on June 1. and The AP announced Tuesday that it was immediately launching a search for a new executive editor.
Persons: Sally Buzbee, Marty Baron, Buzbee, Donald Trump's, Fred Ryan, Sally, Ryan, Jeff Bezos, Baron, I've, AP's, Gary Pruitt, Brian Carovillano, David Scott Organizations: Associated Press, The Washington Post, Service, Amazon, AP, Hezbollah, Nerve, House, Congress, Pentagon Locations: America, Washington, East, Olathe , Kansas, Topeka, San Diego, Cairo, Iraq, Israel, Darfur, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, York
Reporters covering the Biden administration are frustrated with the White House's "quote approval" rules. "Every reporter I work with has encountered the same practice," another reporter told Politico. Reporters are usually unwilling to push back on or reject interviews from the White House, considering the competitive nature of the industry. One reporter told Politico: "If you start fomenting an insurrection, keep me updated." "We're never going to satisfy the White House press corps and their desires for access," she continued.
Persons: Biden, Joe Biden, Donald Trump's, Barack Obama's, that's, Politico, Jen Psaki, Trump's, Psaki, We're Organizations: White, Politico, White House, CNN
John Maron Nassif, 55, is accused of bragging on Facebook about having attended the Capitol riot. If convicted, Nassif could face a year in prison, a year of probation, and a hefty $100,000 fine. A Florida man accused of boasting on Facebook multiple times about attending the deadly US Capitol riot was arrested Monday. The Rotunda was nearly filled with people," he's accused of writing on Facebook, per the Sentinel. The Capitol riot left five people, including one police officer, dead after a mob of then-President Donald Trump's supporters sought to disrupt Congress' certification of his defeat to Joe Biden.
Persons: John Maron Nassif, Nassif, he's, Donald Trump's, Joe Biden, Elizabeth, she's Organizations: Facebook, Capitol, The Orlando Sentinel, Service, Sentinel, FBI, Twitter Locations: Florida, Knoxville , Tennessee
Police clear the U.S. Capitol Building with tear gas as supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump gather outside, in Washington, January 6, 2021. Lawmakers in the House hope to reach an agreement as soon as this week on the creation of a bipartisan commission to investigate the Jan. 6 invasion of the U.S. Capitol, a senior Democratic aide told CNBC on Tuesday. If a deal is struck in time, a bill to create the commission could be brought to the House floor by next week, according to the Democratic aide. The development on Capitol Hill, first reported by Punchbowl News, follows a monthslong partisan logjam over the details of the 9/11-style investigative panel. Pelosi also tasked retired Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honore with leading a review of Capitol security.
Persons: Donald Trump, Nancy Pelosi, Bennie Thompson, John Katko, Adam Comis, Pelosi, Donald Trump's, Joe, Michael Bolton, Russel Honore, Honore Organizations: U.S, Capitol, Lawmakers, U.S . Capitol, Democratic, CNBC, Homeland Security, GOP, Punchbowl News, Electoral, Republicans, U.S . Capitol Police Locations: Washington
Progressives are staging a power-play to make the one-year expansion permanent, but some moderate Senate Democrats have raised concerns. If Republicans recapture a majority in either chamber of Congress, they could block Biden's agenda. Indeed, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell last week told reporters in his home state of Kentucky that is his goal. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has said he knows Republicans might decide to again sit on the sidelines and watch Democrats struggle to pass Biden's agenda on their own. For it to work, every one of the 50 Senate seats controlled by Democrats must vote together.
Persons: Ken Cedeno, Joe Biden's, Biden's, Kamala Harris, Rosa DeLauro, Mitch McConnell, McConnell, Liz Cheney, Donald Trump's, smarting, Bernie Sanders, Tom Carper, Jeanne Shaheen, we've, Chuck Schumer, Sherrod Brown, Brown Organizations: U.S, Capitol, Washington , D.C, REUTERS, Senate, Progressives, Democrats, Democratic, Republican, House Republicans, Taxation, Thomson Locations: Washington ,, Washington, Kentucky
"The total resident population number was at the lower end of the estimates, and several states with large Latino populations did not do as well. Arizona, Florida and Texas — states with large Latino populations — each ended up with one fewer House seat than had been projected. California and New York, which also have large Latino populations, each lost a seat. Karen Battle, chief of the Census Bureau's population division, said people should wait for more data and not jump to conclusions based on April's state population totals. The Asian population is the fastest-growing segment of eligible voters, according to the Pew Research Center.
Persons: Arturo Vargas, It's, Vargas, Donald Trump's, Karen Battle, Tom Wolf, Brennan, Varun Nikore, Trump, Biden, Diana Elliott Organizations: Latino, National Association of Latino, Census, Black, Brennan Center for Justice, New York University School of Law, Victory Alliance, Pacific Islander, Democrats, Pew Research Center, NAACP, & Pacific Islander American Health Forum, Urban Institute Locations: Arizona , Florida, Texas, California, New York, Arizona, California , New York, Korean, Covid
The co-chair of Facebook's Oversight board criticized Facebook for wielding "too much power." Michael McConnell, co-chair of the Facebook Oversight Board, said on Sunday the social media site "exercises too much power" as it decides on whether to indefinitely ban former President Donald Trump's account. The board was trying to bring principles of the First Amendment into the decision of banning Trump's Facebook account, he said. And it is the job of the Oversight Board to try to bring some discipline to that process," he said. Facebook launched its independent Oversight Board late last year in an effort to give more attention and resources to its content-moderation decisions.
Persons: Michael McConnell, Donald Trump's, Trump, McConnell, Read, Facebook's Organizations: Facebook, Fox, Service, Twitter, Trump, Capitol
McConnell backtracked from his prior red line on the cost of an infrastructure package, bumping it to $800 billion. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is upping the cost of an infrastructure package that the GOP is willing to consider to $800 billion, backing away from a recent red line he put at $600 billion. "The proper price tag for what most of us think of as infrastructure is about six to 800 billion dollars," McConnell said in an interview with Kentucky Educational Television that aired Sunday evening. McConnell did not budge on his resistance to amend the Republican tax law, and said user-fees like increasing the gas tax could be used to finance new federal infrastructure spending. But a group of Senate Republicans spearheaded by Sen. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia pitched a $568 billion infrastructure plan last month to kickstart negotiations with the White House.
Persons: McConnell backtracked, Biden, McConnell, Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump's, That's, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Kevin McCarthy, It's, Sen, Shelley Moore Capito, Trump Organizations: GOP, Kentucky Educational Television, Kentucky Republican, White, West Virginia, Biden, Democratic Locations: West
Sen. Jodi Ernst, an Iowa Republican, said some in her party "are trying to silence others." Her comments came as House Republicans seek to purge Rep. Liz Cheney from leadership. A Republican senator is speaking against "cancel culture" — not on the left, this time, but within her own party. "Cancel culture is cancel culture, no matter how you look at it," she said. "But I still think we shouldn't be trying to cancel voices," Ernst said.
Persons: Sen, Jodi Ernst, Liz Cheney, Cheney, Joe Biden's, Donald Trump's, Kevin McCarthy, Ernst, Trump Organizations: Iowa Republican, House Republicans, Republican, Wyoming Republican, Republicans Locations: Iowa, Wyoming
In the last week, Trump tried to reframe language around "the big lie" — which has been used to describe his claims about a stolen election — and made reference to "vote dumps." This past week alone, Trump released about a half-dozen statements questioning the legitimacy of last fall's election. And the message from people who want to get rid of Liz Cheney is to say 'it's just time to focus on the future and move on.' Cheney could be voted out of her leadership position — one tasked with leading House GOP messaging — as early as Wednesday. If you look at polls, there's a whole group of folks that agrees with Liz Cheney.
Persons: Liz Cheney's, Donald Trump's, Biden, Jim Banks, Trump, He's, Mike Pence, Mitch McConnell, , Joe Biden's, Johnson, Medina Spirit's, Adam Kinzinger, CBS's, Liz Cheney, we've, It's, Cheney, Banks, Jan, Donald Trump, Kevin McCarthy, McCarthy, Elise Stefanik, Stefanik, Larry Hogan, Sen, Lindsey Graham, Bill Cassidy, Cassidy, Liz, Lindsey Organizations: GOP, Republicans, Biden, Fox, Republican, Trump, Sunday, Kentucky Derby, Twitter, Washington, Committee, Electoral College, Fox News, Press, Cheney Locations: Arizona, New Hampshire, Ky, it's, United States, Texas, Maryland
Gonzáles Brebe, who is from Honduras, told MSNBC that when she was separated from her children in September 2017, she felt like authorities at the border saw her as a smuggler. The Trump-era policy was designed to dissuade migrants with children from coming to the United States from Mexico. Her family lived in hiding, she said, and her husband and eldest son, 18 at the time, successfully made it to the United States. "They told me it would only be five days, and then they would reunite us so we could be together," she told MSNBC. One thing she learned from the ordeal, Gonzáles Brebe told MSNBC, is "I don’t want to ever separate from them again."
Persons: Keldy Mabel Gonzáles Brebe, Zúniga, Donald Trump's, Gonzáles Brebe, Keldy Mabel Gonzales Brebe de Zuniga, MSNBC Gonzáles Brebe, Erik, Brebe, Joe Biden Organizations: MSNBC, New Yorker, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Trump, Border Patrol, U.S, ACLU, Philadelphia Locations: U.S, Mexico, Honduras, United States, New Mexico, Mino, San Pedro Sula, Philadelphia
Donald Trump's obsession with getting revenge is frustrating close allies, Washington Post reported. Trump allies said they wish he was working on protecting his policies and helping the GOP instead. The report cites interviews with 13 former White House officials, advisors, and allies, most of whom asked to remain anonymous. Another report earlier this year claimed he told GOP donors he wanted to raise $2 billion for the library, which he plans on building in Florida. His indecision about his own run is another reason allies have become "frustrated" in the last few weeks, according to a CNN report from last month.
Persons: Donald Trump's, Trump, Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Trump's Mar, Charles Trainor Jr Organizations: Washington Post, GOP, Republican, Trump, White House, Service, White, Post, Facebook, Twitter, Miami Herald, Tribune, Getty, CNN Locations: stoke, Arizona, Georgia, Lago, Florida
This week, Facebook's Oversight Board upheld the suspension of Donald Trump's Facebook account. Earlier this week, Facebook's Oversight Board announced its decision on the future of ex-president, Donald Trump's account. On Wednesday, the independent board ruled to uphold the social network's suspension of Trump's account but said the company must review its decision within six months. For that reason, there is nothing Trump and others denied access to social media platforms can do about it. But without such restrictions, Facebook are free to limit speech and that is arguably private censorship by a social media site," Barendt said.
Persons: Donald Trump's, he's, Trump, Mark Zuckerberg, Susan Benesch, Donald Trump, Benesch, Eric Barendt, infringes, Barendt Organizations: Facebook, Capitol, Service, American University, Trump, UCL
Co-chair of Facebook Oversight Board defends decision to uphold Trump ban
  + stars: | 2021-05-09 | by ( Nicky Robertson | ) edition.cnn.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
New York (CNN) Michael McConnell, co-chair of the Facebook Oversight Board, defended the board's recommendation to continue the suspension of former President Donald Trump's Facebook account over statements he made in the immediate aftermath of the January 6th insurrection at the Capitol. "Mr. Trump is subject to the same rules on Facebook as everyone else and the oversight board held that this was in fact a violation, and thus Facebook was justified in taking them down." McConnell did note that the board also found Facebook's rules are in "shambles" and have made recommendations to the company to increase transparency. "They needed some time because their rules are shambles, they are not transparent, they are unclear, they are internally inconsistent," McConnell said. He added, "we gave a series of recommendations about how to make their rules clearer and more consistent."
Persons: Michael McConnell, Donald Trump's, McConnell, Trump Organizations: CNN, Facebook, Fox News Locations: York
Rep. Adam Kinzinger on Sunday compared the GOP to the ill-fated Titanic passenger liner. Kinzinger backs Cheney's criticism of former President Trump's conduct on January 6. GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois on Sunday likened the Republican Party to the Titanic as House Conference Chair Liz Cheney's potential ouster from leadership continues to roil lawmakers. During an interview on CBS's "Face the Nation," Kinzinger said that the GOP was "in the middle of this slow sink." In a second letter, the family members accused Kinzinger, who joined the Air Force in 2003, of working against the country by questioning Trump.
Persons: Adam Kinzinger, Kinzinger, Trump's, Adam Kinzinger of, Liz Cheney's, Donald Trump, Cheney, Joe Biden, Read, Kevin McCarthy, Liz Cheney, She's, it's, Donald Trump's, Trump, Insider's Anthony L, Fisher Organizations: GOP, Republican Party, Republicans, Capitol, Service, The New York Times, Air Force Locations: Adam Kinzinger of Illinois
This era of extreme wealth, expanding inequality, and expected oversharing has given rise to a new beat: Covering America's billionaire class. Bezos is also the subject of a new book, "Amazon Unbound," by Brad Stone, which hits on Tuesday. This is a different category of coverage than, say, the classic Forbes lists, or the daily Bloomberg Billionaires Index of the world's richest people. But as the world's richest men and women have an outsized impact on the rest of us, they merit an outsized amount of attention and scrutiny too. Bezos and Gates are more old-school, and don't do it nearly as gracefully..."Some intel about the WaPo editor search
Persons: oversharing, Elon Musk's, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Donald Trump's, Jeff Bezos, Brad Stone, Teddy Schleifer, there's, Stone, he's, Joe Rogan, Frank Pallotta, Musk, I've, Brian Lowry, Emily Glazer, Khadeeja Safdar, Gates, Elon, conscripting Organizations: CNN, Forbes, Bloomberg, YouTube, intel Locations: Hawaii, America
Trump issues bizarre statement about Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit
  + stars: | 2021-05-09 | by ( ) edition.cnn.com sentiment -0.68   time to read: 1 min
CNN's Jim Acosta discusses former President Donald Trump's statement about Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit with Jim Avlon and Margaret Hoover. The racehorse tested positive for elevated levels of betamethasone , an anti-inflammatory corticosteroid that is allowed in horse racing at a certain level. A postrace test detected 21 picograms per milliliter -- more than double the legal threshold in Kentucky racing.
Persons: CNN's Jim Acosta, Donald Trump's, Jim Avlon, Margaret Hoover Organizations: Kentucky Derby, Medina Locations: Kentucky
Eric and Lara Trump bought a $3.2 million estate in Jupiter, Florida, in March. It's located in a gated community owned by former President Donald Trump in Palm Beach County. A December real estate listing for the five-bed, seven-bathroom property said it was the largest home in the Trump National Golf Club gated community. The Trump National Golf Club is owned by Eric Trump's father and former president Donald Trump, who bought the club from Ritz-Carlton in 2012. Vehicles belonging to US President Donald Trump's motorcade are seen at the Trump National Golf Club on February 2, 2019, in Jupiter, Florida.
Persons: Eric, Lara Trump, It's, Donald Trump, Trump, Eric Trump, Lara, Eric Trump's, Donald Trump's, BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI, Don Jr, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Melania, Barron, Tom LoBianco, Ivanka Trump, Ivanka, Jared Kushner, Miami's Organizations: Trump National Golf, Mar, Ritz, Carlton, Trump National Golf Club, Getty, Admirals, Fox News, Miami Herald Locations: Jupiter , Florida, Palm Beach County, South Florida, Florida, Tuscany, Lago, New Jersey, AFP, Palm Beach , Florida, Trump's, Bedminster , New Jersey, Miami
Business InsiderDonald Trump's new blog shows he is now just "shouting into the void," since being banned by Facebook and Twitter, say experts. Former President Donald Trump's new "communication platform" launched this week was widely-mocked as little more than a "glorified blog." The site — which was revealed on Tuesday — followed Trump's longtime adviser Jason Miller promising that Trump would soon create a social media platform that would "completely redefine the game" on social media. There are, of course, some benefits to Trump launching a one-way communications platform rather than a fully-fledged social media network. "Trump is promoting Trump on the Trump blog on the Trump website ... Trump's blog appears to be reaching the people he wants to reach and doing what he wants it to do."
Persons: Donald Trump's, Trump, Peter Loge, , Jason Miller, Nu Wexler, Miller, Newswhip, Donald Trump, Trump's, Alex Stamos, wasn't Organizations: Facebook, Twitter, Trump, Make, Google, Democratic, Service, George Washington University
A Palm Beach, Florida, attorney determined Donald Trump can legally live in his Mar-a-Lago resort. A Palm Beach, Florida, attorney on Friday justified former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago residency after backlash from other residents. According to the Palm Beach Daily News, Palm Beach Town Attorney John Randolph said Trump can live at Mar-a-Lago as a "bona fide employee." Randolph told the Palm Beach Daily News that the town's zoning codes allow private clubs to provide living arrangements for some employees. Palm Beach Town Manager Kirk Blouin said since then, council members have discussed Trump's residency with Randolph and "did not object" to his decision.
Persons: Donald Trump, Trump, couldn't, Donald Trump's Mar, John Randolph, Melania, Randolph, Read, Mike Pence, John B, Marion, Jacob Shamsian, Kirk Blouin, Blouin, Tom LoBianco, he's, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Matt Gaetz, Texas Sen, Ted Cruz Organizations: Palm, Daily, Palm Beach Town, Mar, White, Trump, Daily News, Georgia Locations: , Florida, Lago, Palm Beach, Washington, Mar, Florida, Marion, Palm, Bedminster , New Jersey, Texas
As Insider columnist Adam Lashinsky writes, the slow decline that befell both companies is the result of a long list of causes. Lashinsky writes:"It bought a Web 1.0 company called GeoCities that could have been the next MySpace or Facebook but wasn't. As Insider's Margaux MacColl reports, the venture capital world is getting serious about the crypto boom, especially with the news that Andreessen Horowitz is launching a $1 billion crypto fund. Now that's a crypto joke that VCs might not find very funny. In the video, a Jet Suit-equipped Royal Marine blasts off an inflatable raft and lands on the deck of a nearby ship.
Persons: Serge Gainsbourg's, Donald Trump's, Melinda, Adam Lashinsky, Lashinsky, Britta Pedersen, Samantha Lee, Elon Musk, Insider's Margaux MacColl, Andreessen Horowitz, Elon, you'll, Alexei Organizations: Insider Tech, Yahoo, AOL, Service, Flickr, Instagram, Google, Royal Marines, Royal Navy, Gravity Industries, UK's, Industries, British, Royal Marine
Laura Loomer, an activist known for anti-Muslim rhetoric, has apparently been banned from Clubhouse. A message from a Telegram account under her name said Clubhouse removed her for policy violations. Laura Loomer, a political figure known for making anti-Muslim remarks and spreading conspiracy theories, said she's been suspended by Clubhouse. Laura Loomer's Clubhouse profile. Loomer was already banned from Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms for her comments.
Persons: Laura Loomer, she's, Laura Loomer's, Loomer, Zachary Petrizzo, Uber, Donald Trump's, Lara Trump Organizations: Twitter, Facebook, Loomer Locations: Florida
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department confirmed Friday that it sought the phone records of three Washington Post reporters for calls they made during three months in 2017 while reporting on Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential election. The subpoenas sought records that would show who the reporters called and how long their conversations lasted but not what was discussed. Justice Department spokesman Marc Raimondi confirmed the content of the letters in a statement. A department spokesman said the records of the Post reporters were sought in 2020, when William Barr was still serving as then-President Donald Trump's attorney general. But the Justice Department has maintained that it would seek journalist records as a last resort.
Persons: WASHINGTON, Ellen Nakashima, Greg Miller, Adam Entous, Sen, Jeff Sessions, Trump, Sergey Kislyak, Marc Raimondi, William Barr, Donald Trump's, Barr, Cameron Barr, Obama, Eric Holder Organizations: The Justice Department, Washington Post, Justice, Department, , Post . Government, Justice Department, Associated Press, Fox News Locations: U.S
Summary List PlacementA Democratic congressman is accusing GOP Rep. Mo Brooks of ducking being served with a lawsuit over his role in the January 6 Capitol riots, Punchbowl News first reported on Friday. Swalwell's attorney Phillip Andonian told Punchbowl that they even hired a private investigator to try to pin down Brooks to serve him with the suit, but to no avail. "We have been attempting to serve our complaint on Mo Brooks for more than a month," Andonian told Punchbowl News. "Today is the day American patriots start taking down names and kicking ass," Brooks told the crowd at a rally right before the riot. Although not surprising," he told Punchbowl.
Persons: Mo Brooks, ducking, Eric Swalwell of, Donald Trump's, Trump, Donald Trump Jr, Brooks, Rudy Giuliani, Phillip Andonian, Punchbowl, Andonian, William Walker, Joe Biden, Richard Shelby, Brooks isn't, Sidney Powell, Powell Organizations: Democratic, GOP, Punchbowl News, Electoral College, Voting Systems, Dominion, Trump Locations: Eric Swalwell of California, Alabama
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