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NRA acknowledges that it gets foreign donations, but says they don’t go toward US elections

Then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses members of the National Rifle Association's during their NRA-ILA Leadership Forum during their annual meeting in Louisville, Kentucky on May 20, 2016.REUTERS/John Sommers II The National Rifle Association confirmed last week that it receives donations from foreign entities, but that none of the funds are connected to US elections.…

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Trump ends deportation protections for Liberians

President Trump waves as he walks across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., on March 25, 2018, after returning from his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla. (Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais, AP) President Trump announced on Tuesday he will end a special immigration program that has allowed nearly 4,000 Liberians to…

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What the Cambridge Analytica Revelations Signal for Future Political Campaigns

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. John Moore/Getty Images A national déjà vu unfolds over internet privacy in the age of big data. After The New York Times revealed that British consulting firm Cambridge Analytica siphoned off Facebook data for roughly 50 million users—all blissfully unaware that affiliates of the Trump campaign were mining their behavioral patterns…

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At Least Twelve States to Sue Trump Administration Over Census Citizenship Question

The Trump administration defended the citizenship question by saying it was needed to better enforce the Voting Rights Act, which relies on accurate estimates of voting-eligible populations. The White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, said in a briefing that the decision to gather citizenship data through the decennial census was “necessary for the Department…

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