Democrats Just Lost One Of The Only Ways They Could Block Trump's Judicial Nominees
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley will schedule a hearing for a federal appeals court nominee that Minnesota Sen. Al Franken had been trying to block through an informal system known as the blue slip process.
Many Democrats Are Now Donating Harvey Weinstein's Campaign Contributions To Charity
Weinstein — who was fired from The Weinstein Company on Sunday in the wake of multiple sexual harassment allegations — has been a prolific donor to Democratic candidates and causes. As many Democratic U.S. senators and two governors said they'd give contributions from Weinstein to charity, the Democratic National Committee said they would redirect $30,000 in his most recent donations to other political groups.
Uber Said It Accessed BuzzFeed News Reporter's Information Because She Was "Late"
The company, responding to Sen. Al Franken, also says they have scaled back access to "God View." Franken isn't satisfied: "It still remains unclear how Uber defines legitimate business purposes for accessing, retaining, and sharing customer data."
Apple Location Tracking Smacks Of Skynet
Remember all those jokes about today being Judgment Day? You think this is a coincidence? Skynet says yes. Something that has been known in tech circles for a while has just come to light to the general populace. iPhones have been triangulating your position and saving the data in a single, unencrypted file. Just waiting for
Big Brother some saucy hacker to want to know everywhere you've been for the last year.
Franken Wins Senate Race for Realzies!!!
The courts finds that "Al Franken received the highest number of votes legally cast and is entitled under Minn. Stat. § 204C.40 (2008) to receive the certificate of election as United States Senator from the State of Minnesota." This means that when Franken is ultimately seated, the Democrats will have 60 seats and be able to beat any Republican foes.