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National security adviser Flynn discussed sanctions with Russian ambassador, despite denials, officials say

Looks like Donald Trump's national security adviser was lying when when he stated that he hadn't discussed Obama administration sanctions with Russia's ambassador to the United States. As a private citizen who was attempting to undermine U.S. policy, Flynn could be in violation of Federal law. The story is as follows from the Washington Post  National security adviser Michael Flynn privately discussed U.S. sanctions against Russia with that country’s ambassador to the United States during the month before President Trump took office, contrary to public assertions by Trump officials, current and former U.S. officials said. Flynn’s ...

Trump Travel Ban Targeting Muslims Gets Rejected 3-0 by Federal Appeals Court

Donald Trump was just handed a unanimous beatdown in Federal Appeals Court. His efforts to reinstate the travel ban targeting muslims, which is in reality just a safer (by safer we mean one less likely to lead to a much bigger, more costly international crisis with key allies) version of the Muslim ban he promised during the campaign, has been clearly rejected. The below is from the Huffington Post n a major setback for the Trump administration, a federal appeals court on Thursday declined its urgent request to restore the controversial executive order restricting refugees and travel by immigrants from a number of Muslim-majority countries. ...

Yemen Raid Ordered by Donald Trump is his First Major Scandal As President (Reuters Story)

The U.S. military said on Wednesday it was looking into whether more civilians were killed in a raid on al Qaeda in Yemen on the weekend, in the first operation authorized by President Donald Trump as commander in chief. U.S. Navy SEAL William “Ryan” Owens was killed in the raid on a branch of al Qaeda, also known as AQAP, in al Bayda province, which the Pentagon said also killed 14 militants. However, medics at the scene said about 30 people, including 10 women and children, were killed. U.S. Central Command said in a statement that an investigating team had "concluded regrettably that civilian non-combatants were likely killed" during ...

Federal Judge Halts Trump Muslin Ban Nationwide

Update, 9:52 p.m.: CNN is reporting that Customs and Border Protection is reinstating revoked visas for travelers affected by the ban, indicating that the executive order is no longer in effect. On Friday night, in the most stinging and widespread rebuke to the new administration so far, a federal judge in Seattle ordered a nationwide stay on President Trump's week-old executive order barring travelers from seven countries from entering the U.S., Reuters reported. Unlike the judicial orders already in place, the order entered by Judge James Robart (a George W. Bush appointee, in case you’re keeping score) went to the heart of ...

Donald Trump Fires Acting Attorney General Sally Yates for refusing to defend disastrous Trump Muslim Ban

In a showing of just how thin skinned a President Trump truly is, he has just fired acting Attorney General Sally Yates. Story on New York Times. WASHINGTON — President Trump fired his acting attorney general on Monday after she defiantly refused to defend his immigration executive order, accusing the Democratic holdover of trying to obstruct his agenda for political reasons. Taking action in an escalating crisis for his 10-day-old administration, Mr. Trump declared that Sally Q. Yates had “betrayed” the administration, the White House said in a statement. The president appointed Dana J. Boente, United States attorney for the Eastern ...

President Obama speaks out against Trump’s actions for the first time since leaving office

President Obama, who would almost certainly disapprove of what the world has seen taking place over the weekend, with the Trump Administration taking the, for lack of a better term, disgraceful action of banning people from entering the United States of America solely based on their religious faith. For the purpose of saying it, Donald Trump feels it is okay to ban people from entering this country because they are muslims. What follows is President Obama's official take as released by Obama's spokesman Kevin Lewis. President Obama is heartened by the level of engagement taking place in communities around the country. In his final official speech ...

Acting Attorney General says Justice Department Won’t Defend Trump’s Ban on Refugees, Travelers

Unless you've been living under a rock, you would know what transpired over the weekend with the blowback from Trump's Executive Order banning people of a specific religion from entering the country. Yes, the United States of America is now banning people from entering the country based on their religion. What kind of people are being discriminated against? Muslims. The Trump Administration will do their very best to spin this in any number of ways, about how this isn't about religion, but everybody can see quite clearly that it is. And what makes this even worse is this is exactly what the most hardcore of terrorists and terrorists have been wanting ...

Russian treason arrest seen as tacit corroboration of US intel (Rachel Maddow MSNBC)

Rachel Maddow of MSNBC made a very compelling argument tonight supporting the theory that recent high level arrests in Russia may in fact be proof that information inside that now infamous Trump Dossier, or information provided by U.S. intelligence agencies about efforts to assist Donald Trump, and undermine Hillary Clinton, in the 2016. Check it out for yourself. And perhaps equally important is the information provided by Rachel Maddow leading into the above reveal regarding treason arrests in Russia.

24: Legacy Trailer #2 Season 1

24 is coming back. And while I'm a little disappointed that Jack Bauer doesn't appear anywhere in this trailer, consider me cautiously optimistic. It looks way better than I would have hoped. Oldschool 24 fans I expect will be excited that Tony is in!

Apple’s $1 Billion Lawsuit Against Qualcomm Is ‘Direct Assault’ On Chipmaker’s Business Model

This might not be important to every single person out there, but it does hold a great deal of significance for the mobile phone industry due to the sheer dominance of Qualcomm in the mobile space. You might not even know who the heck Qualcomm is, but just know that their work and technology is likely inside of just about every major mobile device in the world. Forbes has a story on the lawsuit that Apple has brought against Qualcomm. Forbes Story Qualcomm’s stock tanked more than 12% on Monday. The San Diego-based chipmaker took a beating after Apple filed a lawsuit against the company on Friday, suing the company for $1 billion and accusing it ...

For AT&T the future is DirecTV Now (CNET)

If you aren't yet aware of the DirecTV Now streaming service, it might be a pretty good time to see what's on offer. For just $35 a month, you can gain access to over 100 channels streamed over the internet through a multitude of different devices. In its early stages, it appears to be doing pretty well for AT&T. CNET Story You get only one chance to make a first impression. If that's the case, AT&T may have dropped the ball with many customers who signed up for its DirecTV Now streaming TV service. The telecommunications giant saw its service choke under the demands of its users, marking an embarrassing start for the company. It was ...

Samsung Galaxy S8 Rumor Roundup (PCWorld)

The official unveiling of the next major Samsung Galaxy phone is but a few months away, and so for those interested, here is a nice little ongoing roundup of all the rumors so far, provided courtesy of PCWorld With just a couple of months to go until its unveiling, rumors are flying about the latest Samsung flagship smartphone. Presumably to be called the Galaxy S8, it carries the extra pressure of being a sort of comeback kid—Samsung’s first big announcement after the exploding Galaxy Note7 debacle. The details are pretty much in the rumor category at this point, but as the launch date draws near, a clearer picture is emerging of the ...

Xbox One Creators Update First Wave Releasing Now.

Xbox's Larry Hyrb aka Majornelson, has posted on his official blog details of the next update to the Xbox One Update. This one is called the "Creators Update," and it's an update that Microsoft and other Xbox executives have been talking about and building hype around for quite some time. As part of the first wave of features contained in this new update, which are being released to a select few Xbox Ones for now, Microsoft is providing some details. Below is information straight from Majornelson's blog. MajorNelson Today, we’re beginning to ship the first wave of Xbox One features for the Creators Update to the Xbox Insider Program ...

Supreme Leader Trump? This Man is Trying to Give Himself His Own National Holiday.

We don't take credit for the absolutely awesome picture above. Credit goes to Trevor Noah and Comedy Central. This guy must seriously think he's a dictator or something... Look at this nonsense. In a move that would perhaps only appear normal in North Korea or in some kind of brutal dictatorship, Donald Trump has gone full blown crazy, and is handing down declarations clearly designed to celebrate himself, and not a thing more. We knew the man had a tremendous ego, but we clearly underestimated him. Maybe, just maybe, he really might end up being crazy enough to use a nuke. CNBC STORY I hope he's aware that all he will have accomplished with ...

Getting Rid of Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) May Be Harder Than Republicans Think.

I prefer to call this law the Affordable Care Act, because that's the actual name of the law, not Obamacare. The name Obamacare, in fact, is actually a term the Republican Party came up with in order to better assist them in denigrating all the good that the law does. Its true, and more nefarious, purpose is to make even people who would normally be predisposed to supporting the spirit and intention of the law, bizarrely hate it by default anyway through the use of a form of psychology that assumes by attaching the President's name to any and all references to the law, people will believe that President Obama was actually so brazen and full of self ...

Obama commutes Chelsea Manning’s Sentence

President Barack Obama has commuted the sentence of Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning, a move that cuts decades off her 35-year sentence for leaking classified information and schedules her for release in May. Obama also issued a pardon to retired Marine Gen. James Cartwright, a former vice chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, who recently pleaded guilty to a felony charge of lying in the course of a leak investigation. Aides said the relatively few last-minute, high-profile clemency grants from Obama — issued as he cut short the sentences of a much larger set of more than 200 relatively-unknown drug prisoners serving long prison terms — signaled ...

The Best Unlocked Phones of 2017

In many ways, nothing beats the freedom of an unlocked phone. They work with any AT&T or T-Mobile SIM card, even with no data plan. You can pop in a local, pay-as-you-go card overseas and never pay horrendous international roaming charges. And you don't have to deal with carrier-installed bloatware. If you're looking for an unlocked phone, look no further than our top-rated choices here. But first, consider why you may want to go the unlocked route in the first place. The Benefits and Drawbacks  Tired of your handset, or want to own a few and switch between them? With an unlocked device, you can trade up or sell your phone whenever you want, ...

Facebook Live Now Supports Browsers, and much more!

Facebook Live received browser support, analytics, and other features meant to make its video-streaming platform more appealing to broadcasters. The service was previously limited in its scope. Facebook allowed people to live-stream only via its mobile apps, didn't offer a lot of information about how videos fared on its service, and made it harder than it necessary to find a video's URL. Now all that has changed, and it almost seems like the company is trying to create a YouTube competitor that Eiffel 65 would be proud of. (Please tell me everyone knew I was referencing "Blue" there.) Here's Facebook on the reasons behind Live's improvement: ...

President Obama’s Farewell Address – Thank You Mr. President!

President Obama delivered his farewell address in Chicago on Tuesday. The following is the complete transcript, as provided by the Federal News Service. OBAMA: Hello Skybrook! (APPLAUSE) It’s good to be home! (APPLAUSE) Thank you, everybody! (APPLAUSE) Thank you. (APPLAUSE) Thank you. (APPLAUSE) Thank you so much, thank you. Thank you. Thank you. (APPLAUSE) It’s good to be home. Thank you. (APPLAUSE) We’re on live TV here, I’ve got to move. (APPLAUSE) You can tell that I’m a lame duck, because nobody is following instructions.   (LAUGHTER) Everybody have a seat. My ...

These Reports Allege Trump Has Deep Ties to Russia.

Story Taken From Buzzfeed A dossier, compiled by a person who has claimed to be a former British intelligence official, allege Russia has compromising information on Trump. The allegations are unverified, and the report contains errors. A dossier making explosive — but unverified — allegations that the Russian government has been “cultivating, supporting and assisting” President-elect Donald Trump for years and gained compromising information about him has been circulating among elected officials, intelligence agents, and journalists for weeks. The dossier, which is a collection of memos written over a period of months, includes ...