Tim Mak

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Sanctions Against Russian Oligarchs Unlikely To Have Desired Impact

Saturday, April 07, 2018

Some Russians targeted by the latest round of Treasury Department sanctions are very close to Vladimir Putin, and some have ties to Trumpworld.

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Can You Believe Your Own Ears? With New 'Fake News' Tech, Not Necessarily

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Advances in audio software mean fraudsters can create the most lifelike phony audio ever played, making it seem that people said things they didn't.

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Technologies To Create Fake Audio And Video Are Quickly Evolving

Monday, April 02, 2018

"Fake news" has become a commonly used term in politics, but often to refute real reporting. Now technology that creates fake audio is advancing to the point that it could undermine true recordings.

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NRA Says It Receives Foreign Funds, But None Goes To Election Work

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

The National Rifle Association responded to an inquiry by Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., amid reports of investigations into whether it had a role in Russian interference in the 2016 campaign.

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Cambridge Analytica Scandal Raises New Ethical Questions About Microtargeting

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Revelations about how Cambridge Analytica accessed voter data have brought new scrutiny to how campaigns target individuals. Campaign professionals defend the practices that revolutionized how elections are fought and won in the past decade.

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John Bolton's Curious Appearance In A Russian Gun Rights Video

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Incoming White House national security adviser John Bolton appeared in a 2013 video for a Russian gun rights group founded by a Putin ally close to the NRA.

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Ex-Trump Aide Sam Nunberg Now Says He Is Likely To Cooperate With Mueller Subpoena

Monday, March 05, 2018

In declaring he wouldn't play ball, the former campaign aide had cited what he called the "bankruptcies" the special counsel has caused for other people involved with his investigation.

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Meet The Calif. Republican Embracing Russia In His Re-Election Campaign For Congress

Monday, March 05, 2018

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher faces challengers from the right and left over his warm embrace of all things Russia. NPR went to his district to explore the U.S. political campaign where Russia looms largest.

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Depth Of Russian Politician's Cultivation Of NRA Ties Revealed

Thursday, March 01, 2018

Alexander Torshin's links to NRA leaders are deeper than previously known, NPR has learned. He claims to have met Donald Trump in 2015 and served as a U.S. election observer in 2012 through the NRA.

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Trump Names 2020 Campaign Manager

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Brad Parscale was the digital strategist for the president's 2016 campaign. Because his work focused on social media engagement, it has been of interest in investigations of Russian interference.

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Nunes, Schiff Constituents Remind Representatives About Local Issues

Friday, February 23, 2018

Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff and GOP Rep. Devin Nunes, key figures in the Russia probe, represent very different parts of California. Constituents in both places are much more focused on issues at home.

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News Brief: Rob Porter Scandal, Future Russian Interference, Netanyahu Investigated

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The FBI director said the agency completed its investigation of Rob Porter in July, contradicting the White House. Also, intelligence officials warn of more Russian election interference.

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Heads Of U.S. Intelligence Agencies To Testify Before Senate Panel

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Considering the Russia investigation, spy tragedies, intrigue overseas and memo mania, it could be a big show during the hearing by the Senate intelligence committee.

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Tracking Shows Russian Meddling Efforts Evolving Ahead Of 2018 Midterms

Thursday, February 08, 2018

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned that Russia is trying to influence the 2018 elections. In addition to sowing division in America, new data show Russia now pushing its agenda in U.S. politics.

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Koch Brothers, Behind Tea Party Wave, Face Democrats' Rising Tide In 2018

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

The libertarian political network is rallying donors with a $400 million plan to support Republicans and fend off Democratic gains in the midterm elections.

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Liberal Groups Seize On Report That NRA May Have Been Involved In Russian Meddling

Monday, January 29, 2018

A liberal group is calling for an FEC investigation after reports that the FBI is examining whether a Russian banker illegally donated to the National Rifle Association to support President Trump's campaign.

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Where The Russia Investigation Stands

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Last week, Sen. Dianne Feinstein released a transcript, and President Trump wavered on participating in an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller. What happens next in the Russia investigation?

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Republican House Whip Denies Involvement With White Power Group

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is in hot water after news surfaced that he spoke to a white supremacists 12 years ago. Scalise says he didn't realize who the group was at the time.

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