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Border agency did ‘not adequately safeguard’ facial recognition data, watchdog finds

Border agency did ‘not adequately safeguard’ facial recognition data, watchdog finds

Customs and Border Protection “did not adequately safeguard” sensitive data during its facial recognition technology pilot last year, according to a new government watchdog report. The data breach, which CBP announced in 2019, compromised approximately 184,000 traveler images from CBP’s facial recognition pilot, according to the Department of Homeland Security Inspector General, and at least…

New York judge rules Eric Trump must sit for deposition before election

New York judge rules Eric Trump must sit for deposition before election

A New York state judge ruled Wednesday that Eric Trump must sit to be deposed by the state attorney general’s office by October 7, denying his request to delay an interview as part of an investigation into the Trump Organization until after the presidential election, according to the attorney general’s office. Trump, the President’s son…

Trump to pay respects to Ginsburg at court

Trump to pay respects to Ginsburg at court

President Donald Trump will visit the Supreme Court on Thursday to pay respects to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the White House said. Ginsburg will lie in repose at the court on Wednesday and Thursday before a private interment at Arlington National Cemetery next week. Trump has said he will announce a nominee to…

Rep. Ilhan Omar on Trump’s racist attack: ‘He spreads the disease of hate’

Rep. Ilhan Omar on Trump’s racist attack: ‘He spreads the disease of hate’

Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar hit back at President Donald Trump, calling him “racist” after he disparaged her Tuesday during a campaign rally and falsely implied that she’s not American. “The President clearly loves to prey on people’s fears. He spreads the disease of hate everywhere he goes, and these cult rallies that he’s holding across…

Ex-NSC official accuses White House of trying to block Bolton book to satisfy Trump

Ex-NSC official accuses White House of trying to block Bolton book to satisfy Trump

A former National Security Council official is accusing White House and Justice Department officials of trying to stop former national security adviser John Bolton’s book publication to satisfy President Donald Trump, potentially circumventing the normal channels of handling classified disclosures. Ellen Knight, who was the top national security official working with Bolton to review his…

House Democrats unveil package of reforms aimed at Trump

House Democrats unveil package of reforms aimed at Trump

House Democrats announced a package of government reforms Wednesday aimed at curbing actions taken by President Donald Trump, in an effort to address what they charge are some of the President’s most egregious abuses. The new legislation has virtually zero chance of becoming law this year, but it’s a wish list of policy changes related…

Hickenlooper attacks Gardner over Supreme Court vacancy in Colorado Senate race

Hickenlooper attacks Gardner over Supreme Court vacancy in Colorado Senate race

Former Gov. John Hickenlooper attacked Sen. Cory Gardner in a new ad released Wednesday, charging that the Colorado Republican is “ready to rush through a Supreme Court justice at lightning speed” rather than address a host of other issues. The ad is one of the first in the country to invoke the fight over Justice…

Federal judge says she’s nearing decision on timeline for concluding census count

Federal judge says she’s nearing decision on timeline for concluding census count

A federal judge said she’ll rule Wednesday or Thursday about whether the 2020 census ends in just one week or whether counting can continue through October. Judge Lucy Koh, who sits in California, laid out that timeline after the Trump administration indicated it planned to file an appeal on Wednesday challenging her temporary restraining order,…

Pence asks governors to build confidence in vaccine

Pence asks governors to build confidence in vaccine

Vice President Mike Pence and other federal health officials sought to impress upon governors Monday the importance of boosting confidence in an eventual coronavirus vaccine as President Donald Trump continues to suggest one will be available before the election. Speaking on a weekly conference call, Pence acknowledged the fraught political climate but said the vaccine…

How the coronavirus has defined Trump’s reelection campaign

How the coronavirus has defined Trump’s reelection campaign

President Donald Trump hoped to make his reelection campaign about the soaring economy at the start of 2020, but the coronavirus pandemic and Trump’s response to it have largely defined what Americans are hearing about the presidential campaign. Analysis from The Breakthrough — a project from CNN, SSRS and researchers from Georgetown University and the…

Election 101 podcast: The basics of voting by mail

Election 101 podcast: The basics of voting by mail

The “I Voted” sticker may look the same, but make no mistake: in 2020, voting will look very different. The best way to make sure your vote is counted is to have a plan. “Don’t wait to register. Don’t wait to check your registration. Don’t wait to request your ballot. Don’t wait to return it.…

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s army of clerks to stand guard at the Supreme Court

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s army of clerks to stand guard at the Supreme Court

When Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg returns for the final time to the Supreme Court on Wednesday, an army of more than a hundred of her former clerks will meet the casket and accompany it up the stone steps leading to the great hall where the liberal icon presided for almost 30 years. The Supreme Court,…