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Zuckerberg isn’t done answering questions about Facebook’s political ads policy

Zuckerberg isn’t done answering questions about Facebook’s political ads policy

Last week, Mark Zuckerberg gave a long speech defending his decision to allow political ads on Facebook — and to not ban politicians from lying in those ads. On Monday, Zuckerberg ended up repeating many of the lines he used in last week’s speech. But the context was different: Zuckerberg was hosting a press conference…
Mark Zuckerberg isn’t done answering questions about Facebook’s political ads policy

Mark Zuckerberg isn’t done answering questions about Facebook’s political ads policy

Last week, Mark Zuckerberg gave a long speech defending his decision to allow political ads on Facebook — and to not ban politicians from lying in those ads. On Monday, Zuckerberg ended up repeating many of the lines he used in last week’s speech. But the context was different: Zuckerberg was hosting a press conference…
The Democratic gun violence forum turned into a substantive clash over policy

The Democratic gun violence forum turned into a substantive clash over policy

The Democratic Party has moved to the left on issues such as health care, college, and taxes on the wealthy. Now some Democratic candidates are trying to get the party to do the same on guns. But divisions on just how far the party should go were on display when nine leading Democratic presidential candidates…
Apparently, Apple Was Listening To Some Siri Recordings — But It Has A New Privacy Policy

Apparently, Apple Was Listening To Some Siri Recordings — But It Has A New...

It's worth noting that, according to Apple, the audio recordings that were subjected to this grading process make up less than 0.2% of all Siri interactions, and that, though Siri requires some user data to execute commands, overall, the user data that Siri interacts with is pretty well-protected as far as voice assistants go. For…
4 Senate Dems shaping the future of health policy explain what they’re thinking

4 Senate Dems shaping the future of health policy explain what they’re thinking

In 2010, it was the Senate’s Christmas morning vote that paved the Affordable Care Act’s passage into law. In 2017, it was John McCain’s dramatic thumbs-down that ended the Obamacare repeal. In 2020, even if Democrats take back the White House and the Senate, their majority will be slim — a couple of votes at…
Vox’s guide to where 2020 Democrats stand on policy

Vox’s guide to where 2020 Democrats stand on policy

The 2020 primary season is well underway, and Democratic veterans and newcomers alike are lining up to challenge President Donald Trump. Sens. Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Kamala Harris have entered the fray. Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke is in. South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg has emerged as a surprising standout. Former Vice President…
The 2020 Democrats’ foreign policy divide

The 2020 Democrats’ foreign policy divide

When the 20 Democratic presidential candidates take the debate stage Wednesday and Thursday, they’re likely to face at least a few questions about foreign policy. After all, foreign policy is where a president has by far the most authority to act on their own, and where their decisions often have immediate life-or-death consequences for thousands…
Trump is trying to rewrite the history of his family separation policy before 2020

Trump is trying to rewrite the history of his family separation policy before 2020

In two new interviews this week, President Donald Trump made brazen attempts to rewrite history about his administration’s ill-fated child separation policy, trying to shunt the blame to his predecessor Barack Obama. In both instances, Trump dodged dogged questions about the family separation policy his administration implemented last year by asserting, falsely, that he inherited…
Trump’s EPA just replaced Obama’s signature climate policy with a much weaker rule

Trump’s EPA just replaced Obama’s signature climate policy with a much weaker rule

The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday killed President Obama’s signature climate change policy, the Clean Power Plan. It’s one of the few definitive wins in the Trump administration’s full-court press to undo and weaken environmental regulations. With the release of a replacement plan before an audience that included coal miners wearing reflective shirts and hard…
Trump’s Iran policy is making war more likely

Trump’s Iran policy is making war more likely

The United States is in the midst of an extremely dangerous standoff with Iran — and President Donald Trump is mainly to blame. Exactly one year ago Wednesday, Trump withdrew the US from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, which lifted sanctions from Tehran in exchange for the country agreeing to curb its nuclear program. That…

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