Rep. Eric Swalwell, a California Democrat, is running for president

Rep. Eric Swalwell, a California Democrat, is running for president

He joins a crowded presidential primary, potentially bolstered by his role on the House Intelligence Committee investigating Trump. Avid followers of cable news Trump-Russia coverage are probably at least acquainted with Rep. Eric Swalwell, the California Democrat on one of the House’s leading investigatory committees. Now Swalwell, who sits on the House Intelligence Committee, is running for president. Swalwell’s is one of several lesser-known House Democrats eying the White House; Rep. John Delaney was the…

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Judge tells Trump to stop sending Central American asylum seekers back to Mexico

Judge tells Trump to stop sending Central American asylum seekers back to Mexico

Yet another defeat for a Department of Homeland Security stuck between the judiciary and an enraged and impatient president. A federal judge in California ruled that the Trump administration can no longer return Central American asylum seekers to wait in Mexico before (and between) hearings in their asylum cases. The policy, known as the “Migrant Protection Protocols” or the “Remain in Mexico” policy, has resulted in more than 600 asylum seekers being sent back to…

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Apple’s rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro might be delayed until next year at the earliest

Apple’s rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro might be delayed until next year at the earliest

Apple’s rumored “all-new” 16-inch MacBook might not be coming out this year after all, according to a new research note from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo obtained by MacRumors that now predicts the updated laptops will arrive next year, at the earliest. Kuo had previously broke the rumor that Apple was working on a refreshed MacBook Pro lineup, consisting of a larger model with a screen between 16 and 16.5 inches, and a 13-inch model that would…

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Razer’s Ripsaw HD capture card tries to challenge Elgato for entry-level game streaming

Razer’s Ripsaw HD capture card tries to challenge Elgato for entry-level game streaming

Razer is taking another shot at the streamer market with its updated Ripsaw HD capture card, which looks to challenge Elgato’s own entry-level HD60 S with a lower price and 4K video passthrough. Like the original Ripsaw, Razer’s goal with the Ripsaw HD is to make setting up a stream as simple as possible for streamers. To that end, basically everything is still built right into the Ripsaw HD, including a microphone and headphone jack…

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New Zealand privacy commissioner says Facebook is run by ‘morally bankrupt’ liars

New Zealand privacy commissioner says Facebook is run by ‘morally bankrupt’ liars

New Zealand’s Privacy Commissioner John Edwards took to Twitter on Sunday night to criticize Facebook for recklessly operating its platform and for contributing to the broadcasting of events like the Christchurch shooting, which was live-streamed on the social media platform. Edwards said, “Facebook cannot be trusted. They are morally bankrupt pathological liars who enable genocide, facilitate foreign undermining of democratic institutions.” Edwards tweeted that Facebook “allows the live-streaming of suicides, rapes, and murders, continue to…

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White House threatens to veto Democrat-led net neutrality bill

White House threatens to veto Democrat-led net neutrality bill

If the Democrats’ net neutrality bill were to pass through Congress, it’s likely that President Donald Trump would veto it, according to a new statement from the White House today. It’s not surprising that Trump is expected to veto the Democrat-led net neutrality initiative, but Monday’s statement is one of the first direct comments from the White House on the legislation that is expected to easily pass through the House of Representatives on Tuesday. The…

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How powerful is the US president?

How powerful is the US president?

A look at other constitutions explains why American executives are so ineffectual. Which parts of the US Constitution have aged least well? In prior posts in this series, Jennifer Victor nominates slavery and suffrage and Seth Masket the electoral college. But it is also the case that our treasured “checks and balances” have become, well, unbalanced. Consider that we seem incapable of agreeing upon legislation that addresses the pressing issues of the day — everything…

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With “Kill This Love,” K-pop queens Blackpink have made YouTube and iTunes history

With “Kill This Love,” K-pop queens Blackpink have made YouTube and iTunes history

Destiny’s Child held the iTunes record for 15 years before Blackpink came along. What do Destiny’s Child and Psy have in common? They both just had one of their record-setting songs overtaken by pop music’s latest big thing: Blackpink, an all-female K-pop group whose new single, “Kill This Love,” is setting impressive milestones within the music industry. “Kill This Love,” a track that opens to triumphant trumpets and culls from both modern pop and hip-hop,…

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