Electronics

The Latest: May says bombing ‘a callous terrorist attack.’ – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

MANCHESTER, England — The Islamic State claimed Tuesday that one of its “soldiers” carried out an apparent suicide blast in Manchester that killed at least 22 people, including teenagers and others streaming out of a pop concert. The Islamic State statement came as British investigators appeared to narrow their probe on one suspected assailant — whose name was not made public — and police teams fanned out around the northern…

Palestinians welcome Trump’s talk of peace but offer lessons in two-state demands – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

JERUSALEM-President Trump told Israelis and Palestinians Tuesday that he knows they are eager to reach a peace agreement with each other, and that he is committed to helping them “make a deal.” In a speech at the Israel Museum as he prepared to end his four-day trip to the Middle East and depart for his next stop in Rome, Trump repeated his call for Arab countries and Israel to form…

Trump’s Budget Cuts Deeply Into Medicaid and Anti-Poverty Efforts – New York Times

Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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Microsoft’s new Surface Pro has 13.5 hours of battery life and LTE option – The Verge

Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Microsoft is launching a new Surface Pro today, and it’s dropping its numbering scheme as a result. While many were expecting a Surface Pro 5, Microsoft’s new tablet / laptop hybrid is simply the Surface Pro from now on. At first glance, the new Surface Pro looks a lot like the old Surface Pro 4, but it’s the inside that counts this time. “It’s a meaningful change,” explains Microsoft’s Surface…

Donald Trump is running the White House like a business. That’s the problem – CNN

Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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Trump’s budget proposal slashes spending by $3.6 trillion over 10 years – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

President Trump on Tuesday will propose cutting federal spending by $3.6 trillion over 10 years, a historic budget contraction that would severely ratchet back spending across dozens of programs and could completely reshape government assistance to the poor. The White House’s $4.094 trillion budget request for fiscal 2018 calls for cuts that hit Medicaid, food assistance and other anti-poverty programs. It would cut funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which provides…

The Latest: Social media joins in Manchester’s victim hunt – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

MANCHESTER, England — The Latest on the blast at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England (all times local): 9:00 a.m. Social media users are helping the desperate hunt for people missing in the Manchester concert bombing by circulating names and photos with the MissingInManchester hashtag. The city’s regional government and its mayor, Andy Burnham, were among scores of Twitter users that circulated the hashtag to help people seeking missing…

Trump and the Fifth Amendment: It’s complicated – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump is fickle about the Fifth. In 1990, he invoked his Fifth Amendment right to avoid self-incrimination by refusing to answer 97 questions in a divorce deposition. But last year, he ripped into Hillary Clinton aides repeatedly for exercising the same privilege during the congressional investigation into her private email server. “The mob takes the Fifth,” Trump told a campaign crowd in Iowa last September. “If you’re…

Trump’s ‘Principled Realism’ Is Not Very Realistic about Islam – National Review

Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

So for what exactly is the “extreme vetting” going to vet? That was the question I could not shake from my mind while listening to President Trump’s speech in Saudi Arabia on Sunday to dozens of Sunni Islamic leaders and a global television audience. There were certainly some positives in the president’s rhetoric. Trump did not cite American policy or “arrogance” as a contributory cause of jihadist savagery, as…

Spurs’ Ginobili to take time to decide future – ESPN

Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

3:06 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment SAN ANTONIO — As the minutes ticked away in the Spurs‘ 129-115 elimination loss to the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference finals on Monday, the remaining fans packed in the AT&T Center stood and waved Spurs towels while chanting, “Manu, Manu, Manu.” Manu Ginobili walked off the court with 2 minutes, 25 seconds left to a standing…

Trump’s budget proposal slashes spending by $3.6 trillion over 10 years – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

President Trump on Tuesday will propose cutting federal spending by $3.6 trillion over 10 years, a historic budget contraction that would severely ratchet back spending across dozens of programs and could completely reshape government assistance to the poor. The White House’s $4.094 trillion budget request for fiscal 2018 calls for cuts that hit Medicaid, food assistance and other anti-poverty programs. It would cut funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which provides…

At least 19 people dead following ‘terrorist incident’ at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

LONDON — An explosion described by police as a likely terrorist attack ripped through a crowd of teenagers and other concert­goers late Monday after a performance by an American pop singer in the English city of Manchester, leaving at least 19 people dead and about 50 injured. Initial evidence at the scene suggested the attack may have been a suicide bombing, according to two U.S. security officials, who spoke on…

Report: Trump asked top intel officials to defend him on Russia claims – CBS News

Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

President Trump asked two top-ranking intelligence officials to say publicly that there was no collusion between his campaign and the Russian government in the 2016 election, The Washington Post reported Monday. Mr. Trump made the requests to Admiral Michael Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency, and Dan Coats, the Director of National Intelligence. Both refused to comply, according to the Post’s sources. The president asked Rogers and Coats…

In Israel, Trump urges new Middle East harmony but faces old suspicions – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

JERUSALEM — President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sketched the broad outlines of a new architecture for the Middle East here late Monday, declaring common cause among the United States, Israel and Arab nations such as Saudi Arabia to roll back Iranian aggression and defeat Islamist terrorism. Their joint cooperation could “create conditions for realistic peace” in the region, a beaming Netanyahu said as he praised Trump for…

Burr: Flynn could be held in contempt – Politico

Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

“You’ll just have to wait and watch. [Contempt is] certainly one of the avenues that we could pursue,” Sen. Richard Burr said Monday. | Getty But Senate GOP leaders are reluctant to go after Trump’s former national security adviser after he refused to comply with a subpoena. By Austin Wright and Burgess Everett 05/22/2017 07:02 PM EDT Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr is not ruling out holding Michael Flynn…

In Israel, Trump urges new Middle East ‘harmony’ but faces old suspicions – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

JERUSALEM — President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sketched the broad outlines of a new architecture for the Middle East here late Monday, declaring common cause among the United States, Israel and Arab nations such as Saudi Arabia to roll back Iranian aggression and defeat Islamist terrorism. Their joint cooperation could “create conditions for realistic peace” in the region, a beaming Netanyahu said as he praised Trump for…

In Israel, Trump urges new Middle East ‘harmony’ but faces old suspicions – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

JERUSALEM — President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sketched the broad outlines of a new architecture for the Middle East here late Monday, declaring common cause among the United States, Israel and Arab nations such as Saudi Arabia to roll back Iranian aggression and defeat Islamist terrorism. Their joint cooperation could “create conditions for realistic peace” in the region, a beaming Netanyahu said as he praised Trump for…

Michael Flynn Misled Pentagon About His Russia Ties, Letter Says – New York Times

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

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Michael Flynn Misled Pentagon About His Russia Ties, Letter Says – New York Times

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

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Republican redistricting is taking a beating in the courts (again) – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

This post has been updated with other experts weighing in on the implications of the North Carolina case on other gerrymandering cases. This year, federal courts have been litigating a steady stream of gerrymandering claims. And most of the electoral maps the courts have knocked down were drawn by Republicans. That’s good news for Democrats: They have an opportunity in several states to draw more favorable congressional and state legislative maps…