Trump Sues Journalist Bob Woodward for Releasing Interview Recordings

Trump participated in 19 interviews in-person or by phone with Woodward between December 2019 and August 2020, as well as in 2016 when he was still a candidate, according to the complaint. Woodward’s book, , was published a month after the last interview. In October 2022, Simon & Schuster released the audiobook of the recordings, … Read more

New Twitter Whistleblower Says Privacy Lapses Continued Into Musk Era

Twitter headquarters in San Francisco, California, US, on Tuesday, Nov, 29, 2022. Twitter Inc. said it ended a policy designed to suppress false or misleading information about Covid-19, part of Musk’s polarizing mission to remake the social network as a place for unmoderated speech.

US Sues Google to Break Up Ad Unit in Heated Antitrust Fight

The Mountain View, California-based company is No. 1 in the $626.9 billion global digital ad market, according to 2023 estimates by research firm EMarketer, with the US representing the biggest piece. Alphabet’s ad operations are expected to bring in $73.8 billion in US digital ad revenue in 2023. Most of that, $58.50 billion, comes from … Read more

The Global Economy Of 2023 Is Going To Be A Wild Ride

Plentiful cheap labor, low energy and transportation costs and a generally peaceful era for geopolitics all helped turbocharge the globalization of supply chains and drive economic growth around the world in the decades after 1990. Whenever one of those pillars wobbled, there was cheap money to keep the party going, especially in the years after … Read more

McCarthy Overcomes GOP Rebellion to Be Elected House Speaker

McCarthy told reporters at the press conference that he was “a thousand percent” certain that he’d have the job for the full two-year term. His bid for the speaker’s gavel had been in trouble since the November elections, in which Republicans fell well short of expectations of a so-called “red wave” that would give them … Read more

McCarthy Turmoil Is Grim Omen for Debt Limit, Spending Talks

WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 04: U.S. House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) speaks to media as he leaves the House Chamber during the second day of elections for Speaker of the House at the U.S. Capitol Building on January 04, 2023 in Washington, DC. The House of Representatives is meeting to vote for the next … Read more

White House Says No Cause for China Retaliation Over Covid Curbs

“Due to the surge of Covid-19 cases in the PRC, and the lack of adequate and transparent epidemiological and viral genomic sequence data being recorded from the PRC, we’re taking deliberate, proactive steps to slow the spread of Covid-19 and to be on alert for any potential Covid-19 variants,” State Department spokesman Ned Price said … Read more

Putin Says Russia Remains Ready to Negotiate

(Bloomberg) — With Russia’s invasion now into its 11th month, President Vladimir Putin said the absence of talks to stop the war is not Moscow’s fault. “It’s not we who refuse negotiations, but they,” Putin said in a TV interview. Russia is prepared to discuss “acceptable outcomes,” he added.