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Steve Bannon Goes Another Round

Oct 10, 2017

Steve Bannon unloads to The American Prospect’s Robert Kuttner, again—this time on his grand design to blow up the Republican Party and more. Kuttner joins us.

President Trump met Monday with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, following the report last week that Tillerson had called Trump a “moron” and considered resigning over their differences. The president has also been trading Twitter shots with Republican Sen. Bob Corker.

Google has found evidence that Russian agents may have purchased thousands of dollars of ads to spread disinformation and interfere with the 2016 presidential election. With those findings reported Monday, the company joins Facebook and Twitter, which are under fire for failing to stop such ads.

When the Pakistani interior minister went to attend a controversial court hearing on Oct. 2, the paramilitary force securing the area blocked him from entering. When he demanded to speak to a higher-up, he was told to wait.

The minister, Ahsan Iqbal, is the nominal boss of that paramilitary force.

In another country, it might just have been an embarrassing incident, a mistake by a soldier who did not recognize a top official. In Pakistan, many — including Iqbal himself — saw it as an act of rebellion.

Mayor, Residents Discuss Future of Tolson Center

Oct 10, 2017

Mayor Tim Neese said he expected questions  about the Tolson Center at the Town Hall held on Monday at City Hall.
 

The City Council has been under scrutiny by some Elkhart residents, after allegations of secret meetings among republican council members in regards to budget cuts, that led to a proposal to lease the Tolson Center to Lifeline, a religious, community organization.
 

If the lease proposal goes through, Tolson would no longer be run by the city Parks department.

Being a member of Russia's democratic opposition has long meant coping with failure and irrelevance. In the carefully choreographed public life of Vladimir Putin's Russia, political campaigns lacking the Kremlin's blessing have usually failed.

But in early September, Russian democrats finally had something to celebrate: Almost 300 opposition candidates surprised everyone by winning majorities in 30 of Moscow's 125 local district councils.

(Markets Edition) Stock in Kobe Steel dropped 22 percent after the Japanese firm revealed it falsified data on the strength of the aluminum and copper parts it sold around the world. We'll look at the companies could have been affected and what they're doing to tackle the issue. Afterwards, we'll talk with economist David Kelly, chief global strategist at JP Morgan Funds, about how the world economy is starting to pick up steam. Then, we'll discuss today's election in Liberia to replace Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa's first female elected head of state. 

Rating Rex Tillerson As Secretary Of State

Oct 9, 2017

Rex Tillerson and the President he serves as a top Senate Republican warns we may be careening toward World War III.

From Jimmy Kimmel on health care to Trevor Noah on police shootings, late -night comedy is getting serious.

Trevor Noah railing against police shootings. Jimmy Kimmel breaking down about Las Vegas. And everyone—from Seth Meyers to Stephen Colbert to John Oliver—having a field day skewering Trump. Johnny Carson’s Amazing Kreskin? So quaint. Today’s late night comedy is whacking at heavy social and political issues with sharp-edged satire. And, sometimes, tears. This hour, On Point: Late night comedy gets serious. — Jane Clayson.

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Google is the latest tech company that’s found evidence of Russian-bought ads on its platforms.

Facebook recently shared 3,000 ads purchased by Russian operatives with Congress after finding that they were part of a disinformation campaign during the 2016 presidential election. Twitter has also faced scrutiny.

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