Warning issued over attacks on internet infrastructure

Key parts of the internet infrastructure face large-scale attacks that threaten the global system of web traffic, the internet’s address keeper warned Friday. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) declared after an emergency meeting “an ongoing and significant r… The post Warning issued over attacks on internet Continue Reading

The Freddie Mercury story that goes untold in ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

Millions of people will tune in to the Oscars to see “Bohemian Rhapsody,” the biopic of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, compete for best picture. There are already a lot of people cheering against it. “Bohemian Rhapsody” has been dogged by accusations of homophobia, and the film’s director, Bryan Si… The Continue Reading

North Carolina judge rules voter ID, tax cap amendments unconstitutional

A North Carolina judge on Friday ruled that two amendments, one requiring identification to vote and another capping the state income tax, were unconstitutional because racial gerrymandering meant that the state’s legislature was “illegally constituted.” Wake County Superior Court Judge Bryan Collin… The post North Carolina judge rules voter ID, Continue Reading

Five things to watch for on Oscars night

Oscars night is quickly approaching — on Sunday, all will be revealed. Will Alfonso Cuaron sweep the awards for his cinematic masterpiece “Roma?” Will another contender swipe the best picture Oscar from him? Can Glenn Close finally claim her first Academy Award? The ceremony will b… The post Five things Continue Reading

Grand jury examining whether Ryan Zinke lied to investigators: Washington Post

U.S. prosecutors have started presenting evidence to a grand jury in Washington to examine whether former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke lied to federal investigators, the Washington Post reported on Friday, citing two people familiar with the matter. The Post said the deliberations were focused on Z… The post Grand jury Continue Reading

Cardinal admits Church files on pedophile priests ‘destroyed’

A top Catholic cardinal admitted Saturday that Church files on priests who sexually abused children were destroyed or never even drawn up, a move which allowed paedophiles to prey on others. “Files that could have documented the terrible deeds and named those responsible were destroyed, or not… The post Cardinal Continue Reading

North Korea’s Kim: I don’t want my children to bear burden of nuclear arms – report

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un told the U.S. secretary of state he did not want his children to live with the burden of nuclear weapons, a former CIA officer involved in high-level diplomacy over the North’s weapons was quoted as saying on Saturday. Kim made the rare personal comments Continue Reading

Virginia Republicans want Democrat’s sex assault accusers to testify

Virginia Republican lawmakers on Friday said they plan a hearing where two women who have accused the state’s Democratic lieutenant governor of sex assault can testify about their allegations. The hearing would keep alive a series of scandals that enveloped three top state Democrats. Lieutenant Gove… The post Virginia Republicans Continue Reading

‘Outstanding subpoenas and sealed cases’: Here is why the Mueller report isn’t coming as soon as rumored

Lost in the flood of rumors that special counsel Robert Mueller will soon release his much-anticipated report on President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and financial dealings, is the fact that there appears to be much more investigating to still to be done. According to a report in the Washing… The Continue Reading

As 2020 candidates turn left, some Democrats worry about the center

Liberal Democratic presidential contenders’ rush to embrace the left’s most ambitious proposals has some Democrats worried there could be a price to pay when they try to defeat President Donald Trump next year. Party activists have been energized as Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris and… The post As 2020 Continue Reading

Watch Rick Wilson hilariously ridicule conservatives who are ‘addicted’ to online fake news stories

During the “Overtime” segment of HBO’s Real Time, conservative political consultant Rick Wilson ridiculed elderly conservatives who get their information from outrageously fake news sources online. Addressing the flood of misinformation available on the internet, Wilson launched in… The post Watch Rick Wilson hilariously ridicule conservatives who are ‘addicted’ to Continue Reading

Iran says it has various options to neutralize ‘illegal’ U.S. sanctions: Tasnim

Iran said on Saturday it had many options to neutralize the reimposition of U.S. sanctions on its oil exports, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported, adding that Tehran’s clerical rulers had no plans to hold talks with Washington. “Apart from closing Strait of Hormuz, we have other options t… The Continue Reading

The Republicans dumbest idea yet

It’s one thing to oppose the grandiose “Green New Deal” as gratuitously imprecise or for its full-throated attack on all-things-ozone and carbon release in our global community. It feels like something totally other to oppose narrow regulations that could advance the campaign to swap out incandescen… The post The Republicans Continue Reading

Meet the new UN ambassador nominee – a billionaire GOP donor and science denier who gave Trump millions

President Donald Trump promised he’d always hire the “best people” during his presidential campaign, but not only has that turned out to be false, he’s had more turnover than any president in modern history, if not ever. The president is fond of playing “whack-a-mole&#8… The post Meet the new UN Continue Reading

Watch Bill Maher’s epic takedown of red states on ‘Real Time’

Comedian Bill Maher unloaded on red states in America during Friday’s “Real Time” on HBO. “We have problem in America called spatial geographic inequality, which means that the most affluent and educated people are clustered in just a few cities,” he explained. “M… The post Watch Bill Maher’s epic takedown Continue Reading

Conservative Democrat Dianne Feinstein scorched for demeaning lecture to school kids: ‘The arrogance!’

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) had an unlikely dust-up Friday with a group of young children over climate change policy, CNN reported. The veteran Democrat seemed to harshly criticize the children for their their requests that the longterm lawmaker back the ‘Green New Deal,’ accusing th… The post Conservative Democrat Dianne Continue Reading

Here’s why Trump’s team is lying about the release of the Mueller report

On Friday, The Department of Justice announced that special counsel Robert Mueller’s full report is  not going to be released next week, leaving many skeptical about when the nearly two-year investigation will come to close. “The false alarm was just the latest in a line of imprecise and… The post Continue Reading

Bill Maher panel slams ‘malignant narcissist’ Trump for inspiring right-wing terrorists

The host of HBO’s “Real Time” said President Donald Trump is suffering from malignant narcissistic personality disorder. Bill Maher was joined on Friday by conservative political strategist Rick Wilson, former interim DNC Chair Donna Brazile, former Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Bernard-Henri Lévy. Maher introduced the story of Christopher Hasson, Continue Reading

‘Scam of the century’: Internet greets news that tax refunds are still down this week with scorn

The Internal Revenue Service released data late Friday showing refunds are down for the third consecutive week, Politico reported, with the typical payment made through Feb. 15 totaling $2,703, compared to $3,256 during the same period last year. This tax season has drawn howls from many middle class taxpayers who Continue Reading

Choose the Constitution or choose Trump: NYT draws a red line for Republicans

A New York Times editorial warned that Republicans must choose to uphold the Constitution or protect President Donald Trump, but that they cannot do both. After Trump declared a national emergency Republicans have done little to stop it form taking effect. “It is not too late to stop this legi… Continue Reading