FILMMAKER Michael Moore has reiterated his claims that Donald Trump will be the LAST president of the United States. The controversial documentary maker first made the bizarre theory in the trailer for his new film Fahrenheit 11/9 last month. And the left-wing activist stood by his bold comment during an interview with Chris Hayes on MSNBC yesterday. Hayes said: "You think that? Last president of the United States?" Moore responded: “I think it’s possible, absolutely. "I think that we have someone in the White House who has no respect for the rule of law, who dislikes democracy by an incredible degree, which doesn’t make him really any that much different from other billionaires or CEOs because their businesses are not democracies. "They rule by fiat, they decide, they make the calls, and they don't like having else having a say. "They also like to take home the bulk of the money with them. "So, putting somebody like that in charge of a democracy is a … [Read more...] about Michael Moore’s crazy theory that Donald Trump will be the LAST president of the United States
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KENT: How are the "bad actors" now in 2018 different than they were in 2015, '16, and ’17? CHAKRABARTI: We're looking all around the world to make sure that this same kind of playbook that bad actors used in 2016 is not used again. We are staying ever vigilant, looking everywhere for this kind of activity as a means of stopping it. And I think a lot of the work that we're doing, for example, around political ad transparency, helps prevent this kind of behavior. With political ad transparency, we're making it so that anybody who sees a political ad on Facebook can see who is behind that ad and who paid for that ad. I think that helps create a much more trustworthy environment for political discourse on our platforms. …It is an arms race. And we're always working to try to stay one step ahead. As an example, the bad actors out there have gotten more sophisticated. They're better at hiding their location... So we also have gotten better at finding when people are trying to … [Read more...] about Inside Facebook’s ‘arms race’ to protect users ahead of midterm elections
PRESIDENT Trump needs the Republican party to have a majority in the House of Representatives and Senate in order to have as much control over passing legislation as possible. Both make up the United States Congress, and legislation cannot be enacted without the consent of both chambers. Here's more on why Trump's ability to govern rests heavily on their make-up. Why is it so important to Donald Trump to have a Republican House and Senate? For Donald Trump to govern how he pleases, it is vital he has both a Republican House and Senate. The more power his political party has over both chambers will determine his political strength. As the mid-terms approach, Trump will be hoping his party picks up more seats from the Democrats in order for him to remain in control. Congress can either pass or reject potential presidential authorisations and it is a sign of a politically positive relationship when Congress does this without too many problems. The president is deemed to have a … [Read more...] about Why is a Republican House and Senate so important to Donald Trump and how many seats could change following the 2018 midterm elections?
Aug 24, 2:49 PM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Alex Perry 08/24/18 AT 2:49 PM Voter turnout in the U.S. is low compared to most developed countries, so ride-sharing giant Lyft is trying to find a solution in 2018. Lyft will partner with a handful of voter outreach programs to provide discounted, or even free, rides to polling locations when voters go to the polls for the Nov. 6 midterm elections.In a company blog post, Lyft promised nationwide half-priced ride vouchers to be distributed by organizations like Vote.org and TurboVote. It also sounds like the Lyft app will mark local polling locations for customers.Aside from that, “underserved communities” will get free rides on Election Day. These will be organized through groups like Voto Latino and the National Federation of the Blind.Over 15 million people cited transportation as their primary barrier to voting in the 2016 election — … [Read more...] about Lyft Offering Discounted, Free Rides On Midterm Election Day
POLITICS 08/22/2018 05:46 am ET Top White House staffers make an extraordinary admission that government-funded events are part of the president's midterm election strategy. By S.V. Date WASHINGTON ― Top White House staffers on Tuesday said that “official” government events are part of President Donald Trump’s efforts to help Republicans in the coming midterm elections ― an admission that public dollars are being used for partisan political purposes. One staff member on a conference call with reporters, responding to whether Trump planned to visit “purple” congressional districts rather than the safely Republican ones he favors, pointed out that Cabinet members ― including Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, acting Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler and Energy Secretary Rick Perry ― are already doing that. “And while these are official events, and I want to be clear … [Read more...] about White House Admits Trump Is Using Official Events For Midterm Campaigning