Congress has oversight role of the presidentRe “Trump sues to block congressional subpoena seeking years of his tax records” (April 22): The news that President Trump has decided that he from now on “will fight all subpoenas directed at the White House by Congress, i.e. the House of Representatives” sounds like a direct attack on, and utter contempt of ,“We The People” while brazenly perjuring his presidential oath of office.Jack WormerSan Diego Re “Trump says he’d go to Supreme Court over impeachment — but that’s not how it works” (April 24): This White House is completely naive of our Constitution.President Trump believes all his aides and agencies work for him. They work for the American people. Impeachment is eminent for him.Sandi GonzalesBay ParkBottom line is, we’re ignoring Russian attackThe divergent perspectives on the Mueller report reflect ideological divisions in our society. However, they converge on … [Read more...] about Your Opinions: Politics aside, Congress has a duty to investigate Trump
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Sinéad Baker, provided by Published 5:19 am CST, Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Twitter/SaharAzeri Towns in Kemerovo, Siberia, have been covered in black snow due to heavy pollution in the coalmining region. Photos and videos on social media show the region covered in a black film. The head of one coal plant said emissions from the plant escaped and "we can't tackle coal dust in the streets." An environmental activist told The Guardian newspaper that "It’s harder to find white snow than black snow during the winter." Snow in a region in Siberia has turned black from pollution in the area, blanketing streets and fields with eerie black dust. Videos and photos posted on social media show parts of the Kemerovo region covered in black snow. Kemerovo, in the southwest of Siberia, is among the world's largest coalmining areas. The black dust that has transformed the snow comes from numerous open pit mines, UK newspaper The Guardian reported. Black snow has been … [Read more...] about A Russian region dependent on coal power is so polluted that its snow turned black
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Technology | Russian Trolls Came for Instagram, Too Supported by the Shift A look at posts from the Internet Research Agency reveals that the group used Instagram for several distinct purposes. ByKevin Roose Dec. 18, 2018 In the wake of the 2016 election, Instagram — known as the home of preening influencers, artfully arranged grain bowls and Icelandic vacation photos — somehow escaped much of the scrutiny of other social networks. But two new reports suggest that may have been a mistake. The reports, conducted by independent groups and released by the Senate Intelligence Committee on Monday, concluded that Instagram — which is owned by Facebook — became a favored tool of Russian internet trolls after the 2016 election. According to the reports, which were based on a trove of … [Read more...] about Russian Trolls Came for Instagram, Too
Angela Charlton and Alex Turnbull, Associated Press Updated 11:29 am CST, Friday, November 23, 2018 PARIS (AP) — The Japanese city of Osaka will host the World Expo in 2025, after beating out cities in Russia and Azerbaijan in the race to host an event expected to draw millions of visitors and showcase the local economy and culture. Shouts of joy in Japanese rose up in the Paris auditorium where the 170 member states of the Bureau International des Expositions voted Friday in favor of Osaka's bid. Japan's economy and trade minister, Hiroshige Seko, was in the room and led his compatriots in welcoming the victory. Past world's fairs introduced such wonders as the Eiffel Tower, the Ferris Wheel and Seattle's Space Needle. Today's version is aimed at finding solutions to challenges facing humanity. Osaka proposed an expo on a man-made island on the theme of "Society 5.0" and how to leverage robotics and artificial intelligence for the public good. World Expos, which … [Read more...] about Japan’s Osaka to host 2025 World Expo, beating Russian city
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Day Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Supported by ByDavid E. Sanger Nov. 1, 2018 WASHINGTON — Shane Huntley has seen every form of state-sponsored cyberattack, first as an Australian intelligence officer and now as director of Google’s most advanced team of threat detectors. So when he was asked what surprised him the most about the 2018 midterm elections, his response was a bit counterintuitive. “The answer is surprisingly little on the hacking front, at least compared to two years ago.” He paused, and added: “And that reassures some people, and it scares some people.” He is right. From the cyberwar room that the Department of Homeland Security runs round the clock in a bland office building in Arlington, Va., to Microsoft’s threat-assessment center at the other end of the country, in Redmond, Wash., every form of … [Read more...] about Mystery of the Midterm Elections: Where are the Russians?