Deal requires Facebook to end discriminatory ad targeting

SEATTLE (AP) - Facebook and Washington state have reached a legally binding agreement that requires the tech giant to stop enabling advertisers to unlawfully discriminate in who sees their ads.

Facebook says it was already doing so. Under pressure from civil rights activists, it announced in April it removed thousands ...

Third-party groups make presence felt in Alaska election

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A brother of Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike Dunleavy and a prominent sport fishing activist have put hundreds of thousands of dollars into a third-party group supporting Dunleavy's candidacy, a sign of Alaska's new political reality.

Since 2012, the Alaska Public Offices Commission has not enforced contribution ...

Trump hotel ruling could open door to his financial records

WASHINGTON -- A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Maryland and the District of Columbia can proceed with their lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of unconstitutionally accepting payments from foreign and state interests through his Washington hotel.

Next: House Intel Asks Trump to Declassify Rest of FISA App

Byron York, Examiner
The release of a heavily-redacted version of the FBI's application for a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant to wiretap onetime Trump foreign policy adviser Carter Page has spurred calls to remove the redactions, to un-black out the pages blacked out by the FBI before the document was made public.

Mike Pompeo: Donald Trump does believe Russians meddled in elections

The administration has taken serious steps to rein in Russia, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told lawmakers Wednesday, pushing back against a Congress increasingly convinced President Trump has emboldening enemies and poisoned foreign relations with America's allies.

Mr. Pompeo said "based on the many hours I have spent briefing President ...

ACLU spends $720K in opposition to Joe Arpaio’s Senate bid

PHOENIX (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union is spending $720,000 in the U.S. Senate race in Arizona to send people into neighborhoods to hand out fliers and run a TV commercial critical of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's treatment of immigrants.

The legal advocacy group normally stays out of political ...

America First or Trump First?

Thomas Friedman, New York Times
The second I finished watching President Trump fawning over Vladimir Putin in Helsinki — refusing to defend the conclusions of his own intelligence services about Russia’s interference in our 2016 elections — I knew I was seeing something I’d never seen before.

Russia Mania: The Commentariat vs. Public Opinion

Thomas Farnan, Am. Greatness
President Trump's meeting with Vladimir Putin was a profile in courage against an onslaught of media pressure that would have made a typical glad-handing huckster politician fold. By engaging in rational foreign policy without the baggage of swamp politics, President Trump did precisely

Dems Struggle to Find an Opening on Kavanaugh

Jordain Carney, The Hill
They can’t block the nominee on their own, but they’re under intense pressure from liberals to wage a full-scale attack against Kavanaugh as they try to sway the one or two Republicans needed to sink President Trump’s pick and score a major victory heading into the midterm elections.

Comey and Strzok’s Scheme to Clear Clinton, Frame Trump

Gregg Jarrett, FOX News
In one of the more stunning revelations contained in the report compiled by the Justice Department's watchdog, former FBI Director James Comey claimed he doesn't remember the moment he decided â?? and put down in writing -- that Hillary Clinton had committed crimes.

White House: Trump won’t meet Putin until next year

President Trump on Wednesday backed away from his plan to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in the fall, citing the special counsel investigation into Moscow's interference in the 2016 election.National securit...

Suit: Store owner disparaged black, Middle Eastern customers

BOSTON (AP) - An upscale Boston clothing store owner accused of making disparaging remarks and denying service to a black man and a Middle Eastern woman has been sued by the state attorney general.

Democratic Attorney General Maura Healey's lawsuit was filed Wednesday and says The Tannery owner Hicham Ali ...