‘Convoluted mess’: Tory support for May’s Brexit deal drains away

Withdrawal of support suggests deal may be defeated by greater margin than last time A string of Conservative MPs have said they can no longer back Theresa Mays Brexit deal, in a sign that many could be willing to vote it down in order to hasten her departure as prime minister. At least 23 Tories who backed the deal last time said they were unlikely to support her Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Trump eyes Biden as he ramps up reelection bid with Pennsylvania rally

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump kicked off his hangar rally Monday in Montoursville, Pennsylvania, touting economic growth under his administration. He predicted that it should be “very easy” to debate the eventual 2020 Democratic nominee because of his economic successes. The President’s challenges in Rust Belt states, critical to his narrow 2016 victory, are at the forefront of advisers’ minds. Polling conducted by the Trump campaign last month confirmed cracks in his support in Pennsylvania and Michigan, reinforcing warnings from the 2018 midterms, when Democrats took back the House. Trump hopes rallies will be part of the solution to shoring up his support. Frustrated by the increasing amount of TV news coverage the Democratic presidential candidates are attracting, Trump is looking …

House Democrats aim — and train — for more air time on Fox News

(CNN)The Democratic National Committee is keeping Fox News off the presidential primary debate calendar, but Democrats in the House of Representatives — now in the majority and eager to showcase their ideas — are trying to boost their presence on the channel. Michael LaRosa, communications director at the DPCC, said it would be a missed opportunity for Democrats not to speak to the channel’s large audience. “Members want to go on Fox, and we encourage them to do so. There are three big cable news networks, and one of the three happens to be Fox,” said LaRosa. “So, our view is, why alienate or ignore all of those viewers?” Cuomo: Trump acts like Fox News cheated on him This question …

Hacktivists Are on the Risebut Less Effective Than Ever

In the United States, the public discourse has lately centered around nation-state disinformation campaigns much more than hacktivism. But internationally, dramatic or destructive digital acts that call attention to particular issues continue to simmer—and boiled over in the lead-up to the ouster of longtime Sudanese dictator Omar al-Bashir. The #OpSudan effort did not directly lead to al-Bashir's arrest. But it's one of several recent campaigns that show how hacktivists can ride the waves of burgeoning geopolitical movements and garner legitimacy within their communities. "There has been an increase in hacktivism in general in the first quarter of 2019," says Adam Meyers, vice president of intelligence at the security firm Crowdstrike. "We did see quite a bit of geopolitically motivated hacktivism—Venezuela, …

Boeing relied on single sensor for 737 Max that had been flagged 216 times to FAA

Washington (CNN)The device linked to the Boeing 737 Max software that has been scrutinized after two deadly crashes was previously flagged in more than 200 incident reports submitted to the Federal Aviation Administration, but Boeing did not flight test a scenario in which it malfunctioned, CNN has learned. FAA data analyzed by CNN supports that assessment. The FAA has received at least 216 reports of AOA sensors failing or having to be repaired, replaced or adjusted since 2004, according to data from the FAA’s Service Difficulty Reporting website. Those reports, about one-fifth of which involve Boeing planes, include incidents in which AOA sensors were frozen, improperly installed, struck by lightning or even hit by flying birds. In some cases, faulty …