Electronics

Berkeley protests peaceful as hundreds rally over Coulter – Washington Post

Posted: Friday, April 28, 2017

BERKELEY, Calif. — Hundreds of people waving American flags and chanting “USA” held a raucous rally Thursday at a park in Berkeley — home of the free speech movement — to protest a canceled appearance by conservative commentator Ann Coulter, but the expected violence did not materialize. Scores of officers in riot gear lined up in preparation for possible violence between supporters and opponents of Coulter, but there were no…

A Calmer Mexico Sees Trump Anew: as a ‘Bluffer’ at the Poker Table – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

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Pentagon joins intensifying probe of former Trump aide Flynn – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

WASHINGTON — Investigations intensified into President Donald Trump’s ousted national security adviser, Michael Flynn, on Thursday as the Pentagon watchdog joined lawmakers in probing payments he accepted from foreign sources including a Russian state-sponsored TV network. At the same time, documents released by the top Democrat on a House oversight committee showed Flynn was warned by authorities after he retired from the military in 2014 not to take foreign government-sourced…

State and Local Tax Deduction: An Item Blurring Party Lines – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

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Why Trump may never get his wall – Politico

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

President Donald Trump was supposedly girding for battle. Not even a week ago, ahead of a possible government shutdown, his aides said the president would insist on funding his border wall and the president himself was prepared to sabotage Obamacare to gain leverage. But after several days of chest-beating from his administration, Trump backed away from both positions in short order, ending the game of chicken before it began. Democrats…

Trump’s FCC Chair Wants To Gut Net Neutrality. He’s In For A Bruising Fight. – Huffington Post

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

In 2014, then-FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, a former cable and wireless industry lobbyist, said he was planning to avoid the strong net neutrality protections that activists were hoping for. Activists mobilized, fearing a dystopian future where telecom companies could censor websites or slow traffic for a profit. They launched national campaigns, painted Wheeler as a lobbyist sellout, and descended on his house. Comedian John Oliver famously compared the appointment of…