New poll shows Trump trailing Biden and four other Democrats
A nationwide Fox News poll released Sunday shows President Donald Trump trailing former vice president Joe Biden and no fewer than four other Democratic contenders as early campaigning for the 2020 election begins to gain steam.
A separate survey of battleground states, by CBS, shows Democrats strongly favor Biden as the candidate most likely to beat Trump in next year's elections.
The Fox poll showed Biden leading Trump by 49 percent to 39 percent among all registered voters nationwide, while Senator Bernie Sanders held nearly the same advantage over the president, at 49 percent to 40 percent.
The president does not officially launch his re-election campaign until Tuesday, at a rally-style event in a huge arena in Orlando, Florida.
But the new CBS poll confirms a clear Biden lead in battleground states among Democratic voters, as the crowded race for that party's nomination begins to take shape.
A belief among Democratic voters that Biden is best positioned to defeat Trump in 2020 was cited by three-quarters of Democrats as a decisive factor in their support.
Trump Supporters Start Lining Up Nearly Two Days Before Tuesday Night’s Massive Orlando Reelection Campaign Kickoff Rally
Supporters of President Donald Trump started lining up for his reelection campaign kickoff rally in Orlando, Florida around 2:30 a.m. Monday–just under forty-two hours before the scheduled 8 p.m. Tuesday start. Trump said Monday morning over 100,000 ticket requests have been made for the rally that is being held at the Amway Center which has a reported capacity of 17,000 to 20,000 depending on the seating configuration.
The rally will feature President Trump ..
Song You Need To Know: Katy Perry, ‘Never Really Over’
There’s an aspirational thread throughout all of Katy Perry’s best songs: the candy-coated nostalgia of “Teenage Dream,” the fizzy, life-affirming “Firework,” the empowering “Roar.” During the 2017 Witness album cycle, that playful, hopeful energy was shrouded by Perry’s fixation on personal maturity, as she traded her signature soaring vocals and anthemic choruses for an amalgamation of experimental R&B, house and “woke” reggae. Witness was largely viewed by critics as a creative misstep, but for Perry, personally, it seemed to be a necessary transformative period. Release week for the record was supplemented with a 72-hour YouTube livestream in which Perry participated in a therapy session, opening up about suicidal thoughts and her battle with alcohol and sitting down with activist DeRay Mckesson to discuss her past issues with cultural appropriation. She wanted fans to see who she really was, flaws and all. However the absence of the lighter fare caused her star to dim, despite her good intentions.
With the release of her latest Dreamlab and Zedd-produced single “Never Really Over,” Perry is hitting the reset button and leaving the Witness era behind. The song sees Perry returning to her roots by setting propulsive electro-pop to a bubblegum beat—a sonic throughline in all of Perry’s hits. With a pulsating chorus that samples Norwegian pop singer Dagny’s 2017 single “Love You Like That,” Perry ruminates over questionable romantic decisions in her past: “Two years, and just like that / My head still takes me back / Thought it was done / But I guess it’s never really over.” With the sound of ticking clocks, a disruptive drumline and the return of her hypnotic vocals, Perry gives fans the bombastic comeback they’ve been yearning for. “Never Really Over” puts Perry back where she ..
Sarah Sanders: White House press secretary resigns
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders is leaving her post, President Donald Trump has announced.
He said his spokeswoman would return to her home state of Arkansas at the end of June, praising her as a "warrior".
Mrs Sanders, who is the latest senior White House aide to exit, said her role had been "the honour of a lifetime".
Her credibility was questioned during a combative tenure that saw press briefings all but relegated to a thing of the past.
She started out as deputy press secretary before replacing Sean Spicer in the top post in July 2017.
Mrs Sanders, 36, has been a loyal mouthpiece, famously saying that God "wanted Donald Trump to become president".
At an unrelated White House event on Thursday, Mr Trump described her as "a special person, a very, very fine woman".
"She's a warrior, we're all warriors, we have to be warriors," Mr Trump added.
The president did not name a replacement press secretary.
She said in a quavering voice: "This is something I will treasure forever. I'm going to continue to be one of the most outspoken and loyal supporters of the president."
The mother-of-three said she was looking forward to spending more time with her family. She sometimes scolded the White House press corps for behaving like her children.
Mrs Sanders had a difficult relationship with the media, often repeating her boss's allegation of fake news.
Mrs Sanders hosted fewer news conferences than any of the preceding 13 press secretaries, according to the American Presidency Project.
Her last media briefing was on 11 March - 94 days ago.
Mr Trump has opted to be his own communicator-in-chief, frequently making impromptu remarks to journalists above the buzz of presidential helicopter Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders has been a stalwart defender of Donald Trump's for nearly two years. It's ..
BROTHER DIED IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC HOTEL ...
Mysterious Tourist Death Total Rises
Barbara Corcoran's brother was found dead in his hotel room in the Dominican Republic, and the circumstances sound eerily familiar to the 6 mysterious tourist deaths in the country over the past year ... TMZ has learned.
The "Shark Tank" star tells us her brother, John, was in the D.R. with a friend in April on his yearly vacation when he died of a heart attack. At least, that's what she was told. As far as she knows, there's been no autopsy.
Barbara says her brother's friend -- who was staying in the same suite -- discovered the body, but nobody knows exactly what happened.
Corcoran tells us John was retired but owned a successful roofing company in New Jersey. She calls him "my favorite brother" among her 9 siblings and says he had a larger-than-life personality and would have been great on TV.
On the surface, a 60-year-old man dying of a heart attack might not be shocking ... but John's death comes amidst a bizarre and troubling trend of American tourists dying in D.R. hotels.
Six U.S. tourists have been found dead since June 2018 -- 2 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana, and 4 at various Bahia Principe resorts. Three of the deaths were reportedly due to heart attacks, but one also lists pulmonary edema -- an accumulation of fluid in the lungs -- according to the death certificate.
A recently engaged couple from Maryland was found dead in their room in late May, and an autopsy reportedly found they also had respiratory failure and pulmonary edema.
The cause of death of the other tourist is unknown.
So far, the deaths are considered isolated incidents by D.R. tourism officials, but Dominican authorities are investigating and have asked the FBI for assistance for "further toxicology analysis."
Theories are beginning to ..
North Korean Leader’s Slain Half Brother Was a CIA Source
Kim Jong Nam, the slain half brother of North Korea’s leader, was a Central Intelligence Agency source who met on several occasions with agency operatives, a person knowledgeable about the matter said.
“There was a nexus” between the U.S. spy agency and Mr. Kim, the person said.
Mr. Kim, the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, was killed in Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia in February 2017, when two women smeared his face with the nerve agent VX. U.S. and South Korean officials have blamed the attack on North Korea, which it denies.
Many details of Mr. Kim’s relationship with the CIA remain unclear. Several former U.S. officials said the half brother, who had lived outside of North Korea for many years and had no known power base in Pyongyang, was unlikely to be able to provide details of the secretive country’s inner workings.
They also said Mr. Kim—who resided mainly in the Chinese enclave of Macau—was almost certainly in contact with security services of other countries, particularly China’s. The CIA declined to comment. Chinese officials didn’t respond to a request for comment.
The fact that the CIA held meetings with the North Korean leader’s exiled half brother illustrates the lengths U.S. intelligence will go to gather information about the hermetic country.
Trump touts 'beautiful letter' from Kim Jong Un
President Donald Trump talked up his relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday, saying he had received a "beautiful letter” from Kim, shortly after 2020 hopeful Pete Buttigieg slammed the president for “exchanging love letters with a brutal dictator.”
The president did not hold back his praise for North Korea, sta..
Beyonce's reaction to watching Jay-Z talk to Warriors' owner's wife goes viral
Beyoncé appeared to be less than thrilled when her husband and rapper Jay-Z was speaking with Nicole Curran, the wife of the Golden State Warriors majority owner Joe Lacob, during game three of the NBA finals.
The “Drunk in Love” singer — in between her husband and Curran — was seated courtside at the Wednesday night faceoff between the Warriors and the Toronto Raptors. In a video shared by ESPN on Twitter, Curran is seen leaning over at one point to speak to Jay-Z, just before he and Beyoncé wave to the camera. Shortly after, the rapper and Curran resume talking — seemingly to the annoyance of Queen Bee.
Social media users were quick to note the expression on the singer’s face. Beyoncé later shifts over toward Curran — a move some fans argued online appeared to be the singer setting a boundary.
Per Buzzfeed, the encounter went so viral that fans later found Curran’s Instagram page and flooded the comments on her photos with bee emojis — eventually leading her to disable the comments section altogether.
By Thursday afternoon, it appeared Curran disabled her entire account. According to an ESPN writer, Curran made the decision after reportedly receiving death threats from some Beyoncé fans.
"Just spoke to Nicole Curran, the wife of Warrior's owner Joe Lacob, about the 'incident' with Beyoncé last night. She was in tears. Said she had been getting death threats on social media all night this morning she disabled her IG account just to make it stop," Romona Shelburne, a reporter for the sports outlet, said on Twitter.
Prior to disabling her account, Curran, seemingly referring to the viral moment, posted a photo of herself and Beyoncé alongside the caption: “We should all help and support each other.”
Video Of Beyonce Nudging A Woman For Talking To Jay-Z Courtside At Raptors..
Pastor Apologizes To Congregants ‘Hurt’ By Decision To Pray Over Trump On Stage
The pastor of a Virginia church that received a surprised visit from President Trump on Sunday apologized to his congregants who were “hurt” by his decision to allow the President on stage for a prayer.
“Sometimes we find ourselves in situations that we didn’t see coming, and we’re faced with a decision in a moment when we don’t have the liberty of deliberation, so we do our best to glorify God,” McLean Bible Church pastor David Platt said in a letter to church goers, explaining the circumstances of Trump’s arrival.
Platt said he was alerted at the end of his sermon on Sunday that President Trump was on his way to the church and would be there “in a matter of minutes.” The White House had apparently requested that the pastor pray for Trump, a request likely fueled by prominent evangelical and ardent Trump supporter Franklin Graham’s decision to proclaim Sunday as a special day of prayer to Trump. Graham claimed last week that Trump needed protection from his “enemies.”
The pastor said he wrestled with the decision for a few moments, knowing there were people with “varied personal histories and political opinions from varied socioeconomic situations” within the congregation, but ultimately decided to invite him on stage to pray in accordance with gospel scripture that asks Christians to pray for their leaders.
Trump spent about 10 minutes on stage with Platt and left without making any remarks. He was criticized for wearing a “USA” hat, which he removed once on stage, and golf clothes under a blazer, especially in a state that was just ravaged by a mass shooting on Friday evening that left 13 people dead.
According to Platt’s letter, not everyone was pleased with his decision to pray for Trump on stage.
“I wanted to share all of this with you in part because I know that some within our church, ..
Did The Government Just Test The Internet Kill Switch?
At 3pmET, it appears that Google Cloud (affecting Gmail, YouTube, SnapChat, Instagram, and Facebook among others) mysteriously (and almost unprecedently) went offline.
That major Google outage meant some Nest users couldn’t unlock doors or use the AC
If you’re a Google user, you probably noticed some trouble last night when trying to access Google-owned services. Last night, Google reported several issues with its Cloud Platform, which made several Google sites slow or inoperable. Because of this, many of Google’s sites and services–including Gmail, G Suite, and YouTube–were slow or completely down for users in the U.S. and Europe.
However, the Google Cloud outage also affected third-party apps and services that use Google Cloud space for hosting. Affected third-party apps and services include Discord, Snapchat, and even Apple’s iCloud services.
But an especially annoying side effect of Google Cloud’s downtime was that Nest-branded smart home products for some users just failed to work. According to reports from Twitter, many people were unable to use their Nest thermostats, Nest smart locks, and Nest cameras during the downtime. This essentially meant that because of a cloud storage outage, people were prevented from getting inside their homes, using their AC, and monitoring their babies.
For Google’s part, the company says a “network congestion issue in eastern USA” was causing the problems and that those issues have now been resolved as of 4 p.m. PT on Sunday. Still, the downtime of their Cloud Platform goes a long way to showing what can happen in an age when smart home technology requires always being connected to the cloud.
Big tech faces antitrust crackdown from House Judi..
The MLK tapes: Secret FBI recordings accuse Martin Luther King Jr of watching and laughing as a pastor raped a woman, having 40 extramarital affairs - and they are under lock in a U.S. archive, claims author
Secret FBI tapes that accuse Martin Luther King Jr of having extramarital affairs with '40 to 45 women' and even claim he 'looked on and laughed' as a pastor friend raped a parishioner exist, an author has claimed.
The civil rights hero was also heard allegedly joking he was the founder of the 'International Association for the Advancement of P***y-Eaters' on an agency recording that was obtained by bugging his room, according to the sensational claims made by biographer David Garrow - a Pulitzer prize-winning author and biographer of MLK.
Writing in British magazine Standpoint, Garrow says that the shocking files could lead to a 'painful historical reckoning' for the man who is celebrated across the world for his campaign against racial injustice.
Along with many US civil rights figures, King was subject to an FBI campaign of surveillance ordered by Director J Edgar Hoover
The FBI surveillance tapes detailing his indiscretions are being held in a vault at the U.S. National Archives and are not due for release until 2027.
But David Garrow, a biographer of King who won a Pulitzer Prize for his 1987 book Bearing the Cross about the Baptist minister, has unearthed the FBI summaries of the various incidents.
The recording from the Willard Hotel near the White House shows how King was accompanied his friend Logan Kearse, the pastor of Baltimore's Cornerstone Baptist church who died in 1991, along with several female parishioners of his church.
In King's hotel room, the files claim they then 'discussed which women among the parishioners would be suitable for natural and unnatural sex acts'.
The FBI documen..
NIGEL FARAGE AND BORIS JOHNSON: DONALD TRUMP'S FRIENDS ARE ABOUT TO DOMINATE BRITISH POLITICS
wo friends of President Donald Trump, Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson, are set to dominate British politics after U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May, in an emotional address, announced she would step down on June 7, her tenure derailed by her inability to secure a Brexit agreement.
May failed repeatedly to pass her Withdrawal Agreement in Parliament, a deal unpopular among Members of Parliament who were both pro- and anti-Brexit, which delayed Britain's exit from the European Union. Her Conservative Party was deeply unhappy with her handling of Brexit.
The Conservative leadership contest will begin after June 7. May will remain as prime minister until a new leader is selected by the party, which will happen within weeks, probably before the end of July. Trump has a U.K. state visit scheduled for June 3 to 5.
Conservative member of Parliament Boris Johnson, who campaigned to leave the EU., is the clear favorite to replace May among bookmakers and party members, though he faces several challenges.
Johnson was May’s foreign secretary until he resigned over her handling of Brexit in 2018, and has criticized her policy ever since. He met Trump during his time in that role.
Trump described Johnson, a former mayor of London, as a friend during his visit to the U.K. in 2018. The U.S. president also said Johnson would make a good prime minister, comments that irritated May at the time and for which he apologized.
A recognizable figure in Britain, known for his stage-managed blundering upper-class charm, Johnson is also divisive. To his fans, he is the ideal charismatic figurehead to represent a post-Brexit Britain in the world. To his critics, he is a shameless opportunist known for gaffes.
After May’s resignation statement in front of 10 Downing Street, at the end of which her..
Trump on Pelosi: 'She's lost it'
President Trump on Thursday escalated his attacks on Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) by questioning her mental stability and arguing that she does not understand his revision of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
Trump fired back at Pelosi hours after she questioned his fitness for office, accusing her of making “a nasty-type statement” by saying he needs a family or staff “intervention” for the good of the country.
“I have been watching her for a long period of time. She’s not the same person. She’s lost it,” Trump said during an event announcing a $16 billion aid package for farmers hurt by his trade war with China, which turned into an impromptu news conference.
The vitriolic back-and-forth came one day after infrastructure talks at the White House collapsed when Trump lashed out at top Democrats over their sweeping investigations into his administration, campaign and businesses, which raised serious doubts about whether the two sides can work together on major legislation.
The tenor of the Trump-Pelosi feud turned personal, with the president vehemently denying he was rude during Wednesday’s ill-fated meeting at the White House. Trump compared his behavior to “Crazy Nancy,” who had accused him of throwing a “temper tantrum.”
Trump said during the meeting it was “sad” to watch “the movement and the hands and the craziness.”
“That’s, by the way, a person that’s got some problems,” he said.
“I've seen both. And this was not angry and ranting,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabe Sanders said, prompting laughter in the room.
The president later called himself “an extremely stable genius” who is focused on advancing his agenda, while “do-nothing” Democrats are consumed with investigations.
“When the ‘extremely stable genius’ starts acting more presidential, I’ll be happy to work with him on infrastructur..
Mel Gibson’s New Film Seems Designed to Outrage
The pitch for the newly announced satirical fiction film Rothchild, a comedy set in the world of the ultra-wealthy about a forgotten son trying to inherit the money of his influential family, already sounds like an elaborate piece of trolling. The real-life Rothschild family, a Jewish and European banking dynasty, has for centuries been the subject of anti-Semitic myths and conspiracy theories, fables revolving around their alleged control of world finances. The film that’s up for sale at this year’s Cannes Marché du Film, a movie marketplace where a majority of the industry’s business is done, has dropped the s from the family’s name, but the title is still loaded. Even more bizarrely: Mel Gibson is attached to star.
Despite Gibson’s widely reported past behavior, HanWay Films, a British distributor that mostly works on indie projects, announced on Monday that it had acquired the international rights to Rothchild. Shia LaBeouf—who is Jewish—has been cast as the main character, Becket Rothchild, who conspires to kill the nine entitled scions who are in the way of him inheriting the family fortune. Gibson will play Whitelaw Rothchild
“The divide between the superrich and the rest of the world is an ever-growing one, and it’s both fun and fascinating to delve into its inner bowels along with our hero trying to scramble to the top and claim his piece,” HanWay’s managing director, Gabrielle Stewart, said to The Hollywood Reporter about the movie. The thrust of the story—a villain kills off his rich relatives to try to secure their wealth—is reminiscent of classic black comedies such as Kind Hearts and Coronets, but that makes the choice of title for Rothchild even more befuddling. If the film is really intended as a broad satire of the 1 percent, then why pick such a specific, charged name?
Isaac Kappys Last Video 5/10/19 RIP
Isaac Kappy Reveals Hollywood Pedophilia and More 07/28/2018
Isaac Kappy, An Actor Talking About Hollywood Pedophilia & Naming Names Has Died
The Facts:Isaac Kappy, an actor has committed suicide. He became well known for speaking up against Hollywood pedophilia and Satanic ritual abuse, as well as naming names of those who are supposedly involved
Kappy has been in Hollywood circles, not as a huge star but he’s been there. He was in Thor and Terminator: Salvation, among other hit films and did a lot of writing. Approximately a year ago, he began speaking up about Hollywood sex cults and pedophilia, and he named a lot of names like Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Seth Green and many many more. These videos are all over Youtube. At the same time he began speaking out, many mainstream outlets all of sudden, like TMZ, were publishing weird information about him, like the idea that he was supposedly involved in abusing and choking Paris Jackson, a former good friend of his, for example. It was weird to say the least, especially given the fact that it happened when he began to share what he was sharing. Again, you can find many of his videos about that all over Youtube.
The latest news on Kappy is quite sad, as it appears he has passed away. It’s being reported that he recently jumped off a bridge in Arizona and committed suicide. Apparently, several witnesses were around and tried to stop him from doing so.
Rev 2:1 "Write this letter to the angel of the church in Ephesus. This is the message from the One who holds the seven stars in His right hand, the One who walks among the seven gold lampstands:
Rev 2:2 "I know all the things you do. I have seen your hard work and your patient en..
How does new Alabama abortion law compare to Georgia's 'fetal heartbeat' law?
In 2019, more than a dozen states have either passed or attempted to pass stricter abortion legislation. Alabama became one of them Wednesday when Gov. Kay Ivey signed one of the restrictive laws of its kind in the nation.
Georgia's Gov. Brian Kemp signed a bill a week prior to Ivey that would make performing an abortion illegal once a heartbeat is detected. That new law is scheduled to take effect on Jan. 1, 2020 whereas Alabama's is slated to take effect in November.
Two other states — Ohio and Mississippi — have passed legislation similar to Georgia.
If abortions are a crime, what is the penalty? Who is liable?
Alabama's law would punish a doctor who performs an abortion with a Class A felony — punishable by life or 10 to 99 years in prison. Attempting to perform an abortion would be a Class C felony, punishable by one to 10 years in prison. The woman seeking an abortion would not face charges under the way the newly signed law was written.
"The heart of this bill is to confront a decision that was made by the courts in 1973 that said the baby in the womb is not a person," Collins said. "This bill addresses that one issue. Is that baby in the womb a person? I believe our law says it is. I believe our people say it is. And I believe technology shows it is."
Pro_29:2 When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.
Rom 13:1 Everyone must submit to governing authorities. For all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God.
Rom 13:4 The authorities are God's servants, sent for your good. But if you are doing wrong, of course you should be afraid, for they have the power to punish you. They are God's servants, se..
Trump says he has not decided whether to put tariffs on remaining $325 billion in Chinese goods
President Donald Trump said the latest round of retaliatory tariffs announced by China on Monday puts the United States in a great position and represents “a very positive step” in the ongoing trade negotiations.
China retaliated Monday against President Donald Trump’s latest shot in the trade war between the world’s two largest economies. Beijing said it would hike tariffs on $60 billion in U.S. goods to as high as 25%.
“I love the position we’re in,” Trump said, adding, “There can be some retaliation, but it can’t be very substantial by comparison.”
Trump also confirmed that he plans to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 summit in Japan in late June.
“We have the right to do [tariffs on] another $325 billion at 25% in additional tariffs” on Chinese goods, Trump said, but he added, “I have not made that decision yet.”
The retaliatory moves by the Chinese followed the Trump administration’s move Friday to hike duties on $200 billion in Chinese goods to 25% from 10%.
“We’re taking in tens of billions of dollars” in tariffs, Trump said at a White House meeting with visiting Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban. Trump did not mention that the tariff dollars are being paid by U.S. consumers, not by China.
Trump also said he would use a portion of the revenues that will be paid by consumers buying Chinese goods under the new tariffs to help provide financial relief for farmers.
Trump has aimed to use the tariffs to pressure China into a trade deal. He has pushed Beijing to address what he calls unfair trade practices such as intellectual property theft and massive trade deficits.
Amazon to Employees: We'll Pay You to Quit and Haul Packages
Giuliani will travel to Ukraine, saying country's probes may be 'very, very helpful' for Trump
Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani said in an interview Thursday that he plans to travel to Ukraine to push the country's leadership on several probes that may prove "very, very helpful" to President Trump, as Republicans continue looking to turn the tables on Democrats and prove that they -- not the GOP -- were the party that improperly conspired with foreign actors.
Ukrainian President-elect Volodymyr Zelensky, who takes office in June, will assume stewardship of two major ongoing investigations. One concerns evidence that the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Hillary Clinton campaign may have worked with Ukrainians to illegally help Clinton by revealing damaging information about then-Trump campaign
The other investigation pertains to allegations that former Vice President Joe Biden pressured Ukraine to fire its top prosecutor in order to take the heat off the prosecutor's probe into a company that employed his son as a board member.
"We’re not meddling in an election; we’re meddling in an investigation, which we have a right to do,” Giuliani continued, when pressed on whether his visit would be appropriate. "And this isn’t foreign policy — I’m asking them to do an investigation that they’re doing already and that other people are telling them to stop. And I’m going to give them reasons why they shouldn’t stop
"Explain to me why Biden shouldn’t be investigated if his son got millions from a Russian loving crooked Ukrainian oligarch while He was VP and point man for Ukraine."
Last week, Ukraine's embassy confirmed that a DNC insider reached out in 2016 to raise concerns about Manafort, given his previous work in the country.
Ukraine's investigation into interference with the U.S. election commenced after an unearthed au..
Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes: It's time to break up Facebook
Chris Hughes helped Mark Zuckerberg transform Facebook from a dorm-room project into a real business. Now, he's calling for the company to be broken up.
In a lengthy opinion piece published Thursday by the New York Times, Hughes says that Zuckerberg has "unchecked power" and influence "far beyond that of anyone else in the private sector or in government."
It's time, he writes, for regulators to break up Facebook (FB).
"Mark is a good, kind person. But I'm angry that his focus on growth led him to sacrifice security and civility for clicks," writes Hughes.
"I'm disappointed in myself and the early Facebook team for not thinking more about how the News Feed algorithm could change our culture, influence elections and empower nationalist leaders," he continues. "And I'm worried that Mark has surrounded himself with a team that reinforces his beliefs instead of challenging them."
Hughes is the latest in a series of prominent entrepreneurs and tech executives to call for stricter regulation of Facebook and other online platforms. They are speaking out as countries around the world rush to put better controls in place following a wave of scandals related to data privacy, election meddling and the spread of misinformation.
Hughes, who has not worked at Facebook in over a decade, argues that Zuckerberg's competitive drive and quest for domination has led the company to control an estimated 80% of the world's social network revenue.
The entrepreneur says that Facebook is now a "powerful monopoly" that should be forced to reverse its acquisitions of Instagram and Whatsapp.
Hughes also says the US government should create a new agency to regulate tech companies.
"[Zuckerberg] has created a leviathan that crowds out entrepreneurship and restricts consumer choice. It's on our government to ensure that we never ..
Are we watching John Bolton's last stand?
Is John Bolton about to get the Iran war he's always wanted, or is he on the verge of losing his job?
Over the past several days, President Trump's national security adviser has made comments and issued statements about Iran and Venezuela that are usually reserved for the run-up to military campaigns.
Yet Bolton's boss doesn't seem to be playing along.
On Sunday, the White House released a statement, attributed to Bolton, that the United States is deploying the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier strike group to the Persian Gulf. The aim: "to send a clear and unmistakable message to the Iranian regime that any attack on United States interests or on those of our allies will be met with unrelenting force." The message added: "The United States is not seeking war with the Iranian regime, but we are fully prepared to respond to any attack, whether by proxy, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, or regular Iranian forces."
A U.S. official said the deployment was in response to "clear indications" of a "possible attack" by Iran or its proxies.
Although Tehran announced on Monday that it would restart some of its suspended nuclear activities to mark the year anniversary of the U.S. departure from its commitments, for its part, the Iranian regime isn't taking Bolton's bait yet.
Last month, the United States designated the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist organization; Tehran predictably responded by branding all U.S. forces in the Middle East as terrorists in turn. Aside from their rhetoric, however, the Iranians have made no other visible moves to ratchet up tensions between the two countries.
Meanwhile, in recent weeks Iran's foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, has been signaling his government's desire to negotiate a new nuclear deal with Washington. It's worth recalling that th..
NYT author: Trump win a 'personal insult' igniting 'Obama's fury'
A new edition of New York Times (NYT) Chief White House Correspondent Peter Baker’s book reveals former President Barack Obama’s outrage over his legacy coming to an end by then Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump defeating Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election.
The latest version of Obama: The Call of History – originally released in July 2017 – contains updates based on new exhaustive reporting that includes shocking revelations about the 44th president regarding Election Day 2016.
Obama was more than reluctant to give up his helm to a detractor of everything he stood for – from abortion, to homosexuality, to immigration reform, to supporting Islam and Palestinian terrorism waged against Israel.
“Barack Obama admitted 'this stings' after the 2016 election result and spent the night watching the movie Dr. Strange to try and distract himself – a new book claims,” the Daily Mail reported. “The former president went from being confident that Hillary Clinton would beat Donald Trump to seeing it as a 'personal insult' that she lost.”
But as the results poured in, Obama’s over-confidence quickly evolved into rage.
“Obama arrogantly thought there was 'no way Americans would turn on him' – even though Clinton was far from perfect,” the Daily Mail’s Daniel Bates recalled from the book. “As the dust settled, Obama told his family that 'this hurts' and blamed Clinton who 'brought many of her troubles on herself' and ran a 'scripted, soulless campaign.’”
Obama’s utter contempt for the conservative, biblical principles Trump touted in his campaign were laid bare.
Dealing with his drop in popularity
As Obama’s nightmare continued to unfold, he tried to analyze the attack on his ego.
“By the end of the evening, the unthinkable had happened,” Baker rela..
Medal of Freedom: Tiger Woods to receive prestigious honor from US President Donald Trump
Golfing superstar Tiger Woods will be presented with a Presidential Medal of Freedom by US President Donald Trump when he visits the White House on Monday.
Woods will receive the honor after his incredible return to the top of world at The Masters in March, where he captured his 15th major championship.
The day after Woods's incredible win at The Masters, President Trump announced via Twitter that he would be presenting Woods with the medal, tweeting: "Spoke to @TigerWoods to congratulate him on the great victory he had in yesterday's @TheMasters, & to inform him that because of his incredible success & comeback in sports (golf) and, more importantly, LIFE, I will be presenting him with the PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM."
The medal is awarded to people who have made "an especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, cultural or other significant public or private endeavors," and was established by President John F. Kennedy in 1963.
Woods will join fellow pros Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Charles Sifford as one of only four golfers to receive the award.
Woods's win at Augusta was hailed by NBA legend Michael Jordan as "The greatest comeback I've ever seen," as sports fans around the world hailed his return to the top of the sport.
When Brothers Dwell in Unity
Psa 133:1 A song for pilgrims ascending to Jerusalem. A psalm of David. How wonderful and pleasant it is when brothers live together in harmony!
Psa 133:2 For harmony is as precious as the anointing oil that was poured over Aaron's head, that ran down his beard and onto the border of his robe.
Psa 133:3 Harmony is as refreshing as the dew from Mount Hermon that falls on the moun..