How presidents should speak about racist violence: Lessons from history

How presidents should speak about racist violence: Lessons from historyCritics are rightly castigating President Trump for issuing a series of vague, opaque statements in the wake of white supremacist-fueled violence that rocked Charlottesville, Va., this weekend. As a candidate and now as president, Trump has established a pattern of refusing to repudiate in clear moral terms the white supremacists who backed his White House run, and their hate-fueled ideology.



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Kellyanne Conway: Ethical disclosures discourage people from government service

Kellyanne Conway: Ethical disclosures discourage people from government serviceTop White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said Thursday on “Fox & Friends” that having to complete financial disclosure forms demoralizes qualified people from serving in government.



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Bill to create panel that could remove Trump from office quietly picks up Democratic support

Bill to create panel that could remove Trump from office quietly picks up Democratic supportA bill sponsored by Rep. Jamie Raskin to create a panel that could remove President Trump from office under the 25th Amendment is gaining support from Democrats, including Rep. John Conyers.



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White House officials struggle to answer questions about Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris accord

White House officials struggle to answer questions about Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris accordPresident Donald Trump arrives to speak about the U.S. role in the Paris climate change accord, Thursday, June 1, 2017, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. WASHINGTON — Shortly after President Trump appeared in the Rose Garden on Thursday and announced his decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord, a pair of White House officials spoke with reporters about the move.



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McAfee: Big Spike In Mac OS Malware In 2016, Mostly From Adware Bunding

An anonymous reader quotes Fortune:
Security firm McAfee released a report this week that showed a big jump in 2016 regarding malware hitting the Mac operating system. The McAfee report said there were 460,000 malware instances affecting the Mac OS in the fourth quarter of 2016, an over 700% jump from the previous year during the same quarter. McAfee’s new report confirms similar research by other cybersecurity firms in recent years that show an increased prevalence of malware affecting Apple computers. Essentially, as more people buy Apple computers, there are more possibilities for malware to infect the machines. But while an over 700% surge in malware may sound frightening, it should be noted that “the big increase in Mac OS malware was due to adware bundling,” the report’s authors wrote.

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Trump rehashes Democratic primary debate controversy to deflect attention from Russia probe

Trump rehashes Democratic primary debate controversy to deflect attention from Russia probePresident Trump is pushing back against the ongoing investigations into his team’s possible ties to Russia by rehashing the 2016 campaign. “Did Hillary Clinton ever apologize for receiving the answers to the debate?” Trump tweeted on Monday morning. The president’s question refers to emails that showed former acting Democratic National Committee chair Donna Brazile had provided questions to the Hillary Clinton campaign in advance of a town hall and debate hosted by CNN during the Democratic primary.



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‘I was given that information; I don’t know’: 12 standout quotes from Trump’s marathon press conference

‘I was given that information; I don’t know’: 12 standout quotes from Trump’s marathon press conferenceOn Thursday, President Trump held a press conference in the White House East Room that ran for more than an hour. Here are a few of the more memorable quotes from the president. This was the president’s defense of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, who resigned Tuesday night.



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