Politics

WannaCry 'hero' pleads guilty to hacking charges

Marcus Hutchins, the British hacker who stopped one of the most destructive cyberattacks in the world, has taken a plea deal, admitting guilt in the US to unrelated hacking charges.Hutchins became a minor celebrity in May 2017, when he stopped…

Welcome to the post-Mueller presidency

Donald Trump's presidency -- or at least his first term -- will be measured this way: Before the Mueller Report (BMR) and After the Mueller Report (AMR).BMR ran from the start of Trump's presidency -- when the FBI investigation that…

Fact check: Erik Prince's public claims vs. the Mueller report

Erik Prince, the founder of the controversial private security firm Blackwater, makes a number of appearances in special counsel Robert Mueller's report. Noted for his ties to the United Arab Emirates, Prince was a prominent supporter of President Donald Trump…

4 times Barr twisted and cherry-picked Mueller's report

There is a widening divide between what Attorney General William Barr has said publicly about the special counsel's investigation and Robert Mueller's actual report. Barr previewed the report in a four-page letter to lawmakers last month and again on Thursday…

Florida man charged with making threats against Democratic lawmakers

A man from Florida called and threatened multiple Democratic lawmakers earlier this month, according to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.John Joseph Kless, 49, called with messages that were generally vulgar, anti-Islamic and racist, according…

Small donations drive more than half of 2020 Democratic money

In a striking reversal from previous elections, small-dollar donors are providing most of the early money to Democrats seeking the presidency -- as candidates seek to capitalize on the energy of their party's activist base and build a grassroots foundation…

9th Circuit deals crackdown on sanctuary cities another hit

A federal appeals court ruled against the Trump administration's attempt to block a California law that limits cooperation between law enforcement and federal immigration authorities.The 54-page ruling Thursday from the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals is yet another blow…

Joe Biden to announce his jump into 2020 race next week

Joe Biden is poised to make his long-awaited announcement to jump into the 2020 presidential campaign next week, people close to the former vice president say.The format and date of the announcement are still in flux, but Biden's team has…