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NEW YORK | The Latest: Google acts against Iranian influence operation

NEW YORK  — The Latest on tech companies and election interference (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Google says it has disabled dozens of YouTube channels and other Google accounts linked to a state-run Iranian broadcaster for a political influence campaign. The company said Thursday that it disabled 39 YouTube channels, as well as six blogs … Continue reading NEW YORK | The Latest: Google acts against Iranian influence operation

Microsoft hopes to protect candidates without skirting laws

Tech companies want to protect U.S. political candidates from Russian hackers ahead of the midterm elections, but could that free help count as an illegal campaign contribution? That’s the question Microsoft asked the Federal Election Commission this week. The company is requesting the FEC’s advisory opinion to make sure Microsoft’s new free package of online … Continue reading Microsoft hopes to protect candidates without skirting laws

AP FACT CHECK: Rep. Kevin Cramer did drive 2,300 miles

North Dakota Democrats are criticizing Republican Senate candidate Kevin Cramer for reimbursing himself and his wife Kris for 3,000 miles worth of mileage on the campaign trail this year. In a statement last week, the state party attacked Cramer for what they called “implausible” mileage reimbursements. The North Dakota Democratic-Nonpartisan League Party also created a … Continue reading AP FACT CHECK: Rep. Kevin Cramer did drive 2,300 miles

SEATTLE | Democrats target House seat that’s been red for 4 decades

SEATTLE | April 4, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Eight unknown Democrats are fighting for a spot to challenge a high-profile Republican in Washington state’s reliably red 8th District. It’s a familiar battle in the 8th, where voters have chosen the Republican for almost four decades since the U.S. House district’s creation in 1980. But with the national … Continue reading SEATTLE | Democrats target House seat that’s been red for 4 decades

Casino mogul Steve Wynn resigns as top GOP finance chairman

WASHINGTON/January 27, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Casino mogul Steve Wynn resigned Saturday as finance chairman of the Republican National Committee amid allegations of sexual harassment and assault. Wynn has been a prolific Republican donor and led the RNC’s fundraising efforts during President Donald Trump’s first year, helping the committee rake in more than $130 million. “Today I accepted … Continue reading Casino mogul Steve Wynn resigns as top GOP finance chairman