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WSJ.com: World News: China’s Bright Economic Future Is Bound Up in the Past

President Xi Jinping this week lauded Chinas transition to high-quality growth, but for now smokestack industries carry the  much-touted efforts to relieve long-term ills are running into short-term reality.
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Russians Posing as Black Activists on Facebook Is More Than Fake News – WIRED
Facebook and Google reportedly helped set up anti-Muslim election ads (updated) – Engadget
Some of the fake Facebook accounts tied to Russia also used the Messenger app – Business Insider
New bill on election meddling aims to increase ad transparency from social media – The Hill
Senators target election meddling with new social media bill – CNBC
In attempt to sow fear, Russian trolls paid for self-defense classes for African Americans – CNNMoney
Twitter suspends fake Tennessee GOP account later linked to Russian ‘troll farm’ – WBIR-TV
Trump Investigations Report: 10:01 AM 10/19/2017 Trump Campaign Staffers Pushed Russian Propaganda Days Before the Election Daily Beast
Trump suggests Comey prematurely exonerated Clinton but investigators say probe was largely complete
BREAKING NEWS 10/18/17 GOP CALLS GROW TO END TRUMP-RUSSIA INVESTIGATIONS IN CONGRESS THIS YEAR
Congress is spending millions on Russia investigations but you’ll probably never know exactly how much – USA TODAY
Trump suggests FBI may have ‘paid for’ dossier alleging Russia ties – Washington Post
Memo Undermines Russian Lawyer’s Account of Trump Tower … – Mother Jones
New Russian Nuclear Scandal Raises New Questions About Clinton Foundation – National Review
Donald Trump drops 92 spots of Forbes list of wealthiest Americans – The Australian
Russia tables turn, roping Clinton, Obama, Holder, not Trump – Washington Times
Actually, No, Bob Corker and John McCain Are Doing Nothing to Hold Trump Accountable – The Nation.
Is all of this anti-Trump stuff helping California? – American Thinker (blog)
Trump’s Enablers Should Be Shamed Out of Public Life – Foreign Policy In Focus
WH Denies Trump Joked About Killing Gays, But New Yorker Stands by Story – Advocate.com
Trump campaign spends more than $1 million on legal fees in last quarter – USA TODAY
Trump Campaign Spending on Legal Fees Surges as Russia Inquiries Widen – New York Times
Firm behind Trump dossier refuses to comply with Russia probe subpoena – USA TODAY
Did Trump Obstruct Justice? You decide. Here’s The Key Timeline – Newsweek
Donating to Trump? Campaign is spending $1 of every $10 on legal fees – CNN

 

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Russians Posing as Black Activists on Facebook Is More Than Fake News – WIRED
 


WIRED
Russians Posing as Black Activists on Facebook Is More Than Fake News
WIRED
We live in times of resistance, and the growing authority of social media has directly impacted the shape of activism. … The pro-Kremlin Russian firm Internet Research Agency had fabricated hundreds of accounts and bought $100,000 in ads during a two and more »

Facebook and Google reportedly helped set up anti-Muslim election ads (updated) – Engadget
 


Engadget
Facebook and Google reportedly helped set up anti-Muslim election ads (updated) 
Engadget
It looks like Russia wasn’t the only one buying ads online to help sway the election last year. Facebook and Google worked closely with conservative non-profit Secure America Now and advertising firm Harris Media on ad campaigns targeting swing state …
Facebook and Google helped anti-refugee campaign in swing statesLivemint
Another View: Facebook must prepare for next electionHickory Daily Record all 23

 
Facebook & Friends Lobbied To Weaken Maryland’s 2010 Social Media Election RegulationsShear on Social Media Law (blog)all 10 news articles »

Some of the fake Facebook accounts tied to Russia also used the Messenger app – Business Insider
 


Business Insider
Some of the fake Facebook accounts tied to Russia also used the Messenger app
Business Insider
… which allows businesses to place ads and chat directly with users to provide customer support. But the revelation raises more questions about the extent of Russian propaganda efforts using social media services during the 2016 US election. “The way 
Facebook VP David Marcus on Russia Election Meddling: ‘Sometimes Bad Things Happen’Fortuneall 8 news articles »

New bill on election meddling aims to increase ad transparency from social media – The Hill
 


The Hill
New bill on election meddling aims to increase ad transparency from social media
The Hill
Since Facebook revealed that a Kremlin-linked group purchased $100,000 worth of ads around the time of the 2016 election, Warner and Klobuchar have floated revised Federal Election Commission regulations that would force social mediacompanies like  
McCain signs on to Democrats’ Facebook ad disclosure billPolitico

GOP’s McCain Backs Disclosure of Political Ads on Social MediaBloombergall 7 5 news articles »

Senators target election meddling with new social media bill – CNBC


Senators target election meddling with new social media bill

Senators are pushing to curb election meddling on social media
CNBC
Russia attempted to influence the 2016 presidential election by buying and placing political ads on platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Google,” the senators said in a statement. “The content and purchaser(s) of those onlineadvertisements are a …
New bill on election meddling aims to increase ad transparency from social mediaThe Hill
McCain signs on to Democrats’ Facebook ad disclosure billPolitico
GOP’s McCain Backs Disclosure of Political Ads on Social MediaBloomberg

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CNBC
In attempt to sow fear, Russian trolls paid for self-defense classes for African Americans – CNNMoney
 


CNNMoney
In attempt to sow fear, Russian trolls paid for self-defense classes for African Americans
CNNMoney
A group linked to the Russian troll farm behind thousands of fake Facebook ads paid personal trainers in New York, Florida, and other parts of the United States to run self-defense classes for African Americans in an apparent attempt to stoke fear and and more »

 
‘Our task was to set Americans against their own government’: New details emerge about Russia’s trolling operationBusiness Insider
Russian troll factory paid US activists to help fund protests during …The Guardian
Newest Wrinkle In Russia Election Meddling: Troll Farm Reportedly Sent Employees To USBuzzFeed News
Mother JonesVanity FairCNN
all 32 news articles »

Twitter suspends fake Tennessee GOP account later linked to Russian ‘troll farm’ – WBIR-TV
 


Daily Beast
Twitter suspends fake Tennessee GOP account later linked to Russian ‘troll farm’
WBIR-TV
A Twitter account that the Tennessee Republican Party tried to get suspended by the social media company had ties toRussia, according to a new report in Russian media. A report released Tuesday by Russian business magazine RBC determined the … On 
Trump Campaign Staffers Pushed Russian Propaganda Days Before the ElectionDaily Beast
Twitter slow to nix Russia-linked account, says reportCNET
Russian Twitter account pretending to be Tennessee GOP fools celebrities, politiciansChicago Tribune
BuzzFeed News –DeathRattleSports.com
all 19 news articles »
Trump Investigations Report: 10:01 AM 10/19/2017 Trump Campaign Staffers Pushed Russian Propaganda Days Before the Election Daily Beast

Daily Beast Trump Campaign Staffers Pushed Russian Propaganda Days Before the Election Daily Beast Some of the Trump campaign’s most prominent names and supporters, including Trump’s campaign manager, digital director and son, pushed tweets from professional trolls paid by the Russian government in the heat of the 2016 election campaign. The Twitter … Twitter Was Warned Repeatedly About This … Continue reading“10:01 AM 10/19/2017 – Trump Campaign Staffers Pushed Russian Propaganda Days Before the Election – Daily Beast” Trump Investigations Report
Trump suggests Comey prematurely exonerated Clinton but investigators say probe was largely complete
 

Trump suggests Comey prematurely exonerated Clinton but investigators say probe was largely complete

President Trump suggested Wednesday that former FBI director James B. Comey had intended to spare Democrat Hillary Clinton from prosecution long before investigation was complete into her government email practices. In a pair of early-morning Twitter messages, Trump referred to a recently released FBI email that indicates a draft of a Comey statement about the []

BREAKING NEWS 10/18/17 GOP CALLS GROW TO END TRUMP-RUSSIA INVESTIGATIONS IN CONGRESS THIS YEAR
 

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Congress is spending millions on Russia investigations but you’ll probably never know exactly how much – USA TODAY
 


USA TODAY
Congress is spending millions on Russia investigations but you’ll probably never know exactly how much
USA TODAY
USA TODAY reported last month that the House intelligence committee paid to send two of its staff investigators to London in July to try to contact Christopher Steele, the former British spy who compiled a dossier on Donald Trump and his alleged tiesand more »

Trump suggests FBI may have ‘paid for’ dossier alleging Russia ties – Washington Post
 


Washington Post
Trump suggests FBI may have ‘paid for’ dossier alleging Russia ties
Washington Post
President Trump suggested Thursday that the FBI may have had a hand in creating an intelligence dossier that alleged tiesbetween Russia and Trump’s presidential campaign. Workers of firm involved with the discredited and Fake Dossier take the 5th.
Trump weighs in on ‘fake’ dossier on his alleged Russia tiesSFGate
Trump questions if Russia, FBI or Democrats paid for dossierPoliticoall 22 news articles »

Memo Undermines Russian Lawyer’s Account of Trump Tower … – Mother Jones
 


Mother Jones
New Russian Nuclear Scandal Raises New Questions About Clinton Foundation – National Review
 


National Review
New Russian Nuclear Scandal Raises New Questions About Clinton Foundation
National Review
… evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money launderingdesigned to grow Vladimir Putin’s atomic energy business inside the United States, according to government documents and interviews 
Pay No Attention To That Other Russian ScandalFITSNews (blog)
Obama’s DOJ slow-walked probe despite national security concernsThe Hill
Report: FBI uncovered Russian bribes involving Clinton charity before Obama administration approved nuclear deal …WBKO
Hot Air (blog)
all 16 news articles »
Donald Trump drops 92 spots of Forbes list of wealthiest Americans – The Australian
 


The Australian
Donald Trump drops 92 spots of Forbes list of wealthiest Americans
The Australian
Forbes also said some of Mr Trump’s golf properties declined in value and that he spent $US66 million on the presidential campaign as well as $US25 million to settle a fraud lawsuit brought by former students in his defunct Trump University program for and more »

Russia tables turn, roping Clinton, Obama, Holder, not Trump – Washington Times
 


Washington Times
Russia tables turn, roping Clinton, Obama, Holder, not Trump
Washington Times
… of American uranium, the FBI had gathered substantial evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering designed to grow Vladimir Putin’s atomic energy business inside the United and more »

Actually, No, Bob Corker and John McCain Are Doing Nothing to Hold Trump Accountable – The Nation.
 


The Nation.
Actually, No, Bob Corker and John McCain Are Doing Nothing to Hold Trump Accountable
The Nation.
Donald Trump is claiming, for the moment, that he is on exceptionally good terms with congressional Republicans even with some of the Republicans that his once-and-future chief strategist Steve Bannon has targeted for political extinction. Indeed and more »

Is all of this anti-Trump stuff helping California? – American Thinker (blog)
 


American Thinker (blog)
Is all of this anti- Anti- Trump stuff helping California?
American Thinker (blog)
California opposes anything that Trump proposes, or as simple as that. That’s not a political movement but rather immaturepeople who live in another universe! As my friend asked: is any of this good for California? My guess is no. At least, that’s and more »

Trump’s Enablers Should Be Shamed Out of Public Life – Foreign Policy In Focus
 


Foreign Policy In Focus
Trump’s Enablers Should Be Shamed Out of Public Life
Foreign Policy In Focus
In the middle of September, Harvard University announced that it was inviting two controversial new fellows to the Institute ofPolitics at the Kennedy School: former Trump administration spokesman Sean Spicer and whistleblower Chelsea Manning. At the  

WH Denies Trump Joked About Killing Gays, But New Yorker Stands by Story – Advocate.com
 


Advocate.com
WH Denies Trump Joked About Killing Gays, But New Yorker Stands by By Story
Advocate.com
The email also stated that in the process of fact-checking the profile, The New Yorker’s staff journalists spoke to more than 60 people to confirm Trump’s statement, including senior White House officials, a senior staffer in member of the vice president’s office, Rep 
Understanding Mike Pence And His Relationship To Trump: ‘His Public Role Is Fawning’KCUR
The Danger of President PenceThe New Yorker
White House denies Trump joked about Pence being anti-gayPoliticoall 144 news articles »

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Trump campaign spends more than $1 million on legal fees in last quarter – USA TODAY
 


USA TODAY
Trump campaign spends more than $1 million on legal fees in last quarter
USA TODAY
Another $30,000 went to Williams & Jensen, which also has helped the younger Trump in the investigation. It’s legal for the president to tap donors’ money for legal expenses, provided they are related to the political campaign. Senate investigators 
Trump campaign’s legal spending tops $1 million during third quarterPolitico
Trump’s Campaign Paid His Son’s Russia-Probe Law Firm $238000Bloomberg
Trump re-election campaign raised $10 million in third quarter, spent $1.1 million on legal feesCNBC
BuzzFeed News– CNN The Daily Caller 
all 15
 
CNN
all 13 news articles »
Trump Campaign Spending on Legal Fees Surges as Russia Inquiries Widen – New York Times
 


New York Times
Trump Campaign Spending on Legal Fees Surges as Russia Inquiries Widen
New York Times
The report underscores the degree to which Mr. Trump’s team has been consumed by investigations being pursued by congressional committees and the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, into Russian meddling in the presidential election, and …
Trump campaign legal bills topped $1 million last quarter MyAJC Washington Post
Trump’s Campaign Paid His Son’s Russia-Probe Law Firm $238,000 … $238000 Bloomberg
Trump campaign spends more than $1 million on legal fees in last quarterUSA TODAY
Politico– Vox Axios –Washington Examiner CNN
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Firm behind Trump dossier refuses to comply with Russia probe subpoena – USA TODAY
 


USA TODAY
Firm behind Trump dossier refuses to comply with Russia probe subpoena
USA TODAY
The dossier both its accuracy and its role in the FBI’s probe of Russian influence has become a subject of the three separate congressional Russia investigations. Read More: Trump campaign spends more than $1 million on legal fees in last quarter. 
WATCH: Fox News’ Shep Smith and Judge Napolitano rip apart Nunes’ ‘sideshow’ Trump dossier investigationRaw Storyall 34 news articles »

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Did Trump Obstruct Justice? You decide. Here’s The Key Timeline – Newsweek
 


Newsweek
Did Trump Obstruct Justice? You decide. Here’s The Key Timeline
Newsweek
Did President Donald Trump or other U.S. officials engage in an obstruction of justice with respect to the Russiainvestigation? There are three scenarios which raise that question. It’s important to keep each of them in mind as one thinks about  
Trump suggests Comey prematurely exonerated Clinton but investigators say probe was largely completeWashington Post
Trump Trashes Comey’s Credibility as Mueller’s Noose TightensVanity Fairall 152 news articles »

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Donating to Trump? Campaign is spending $1 of every $10 on legal fees – CNN
 


CNN
Donating to Trump? Campaign is spending $1 of every $10 on legal fees
CNN
Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump’s campaign donors — big and small — are increasingly helping to foot the legal expenses the President’s campaign and his son, Donald Trump Jr., are facing related to the investigations into allegations ofand more »


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