An indictment of Trump or a disaster for the Democrats? Mueller hearings entrench familiar divides

The denunciations of former special counsel Robert Mueller’s appearance before two congressional committees Wednesday were ample and merciless. But at the end of a long day of sound and fury, Republicans and Democrats were just as entrenched in their polar-opposite views of the Russia investigation as when it began. Powered by WPeMatico

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Why one billionaire is calling out Silicon Valley’s favorite philanthropic loophole

John Arnold and his wife, Laura, are two of the most interesting philanthropists in America. | Courtesy of the Arnold Foundation John Arnold does what so few of the wealthy are willing to do: Criticize a system that benefits them. One of the country’s most intriguing billionaire philanthropists is sounding the alarm about a highly controversial tax loophole that has advantaged his class of donors over the last decade. Donor-advised funds are the philanthropic middlemen…

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Joe Biden has questions about Medicare-for-all. We answered them.

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) at the first Democratic presidential debates. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images “What happens in the meantime?” and other questions Joe Biden asked, answered. Former Vice President Joe Biden has made it clear that he doesn’t believe Medicare-for-all would work, a policy stance that sets him apart from much of the 2020 field. From recent comments, however, it’s not entirely clear he knows what…

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How Marco Rubio ended up broadcasting a lie about Ilhan Omar

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN). | Win McNamee/Getty Images A rare instance of actual fake news. If a recent viral video is to be believed, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) wants to turn the FBI loose on white guys. “Our country should be more fearful of white men,” she says in the footage, which currently has more than 2.7 million views on Twitter alone due to a viral tweet from a Daily Caller reporter. “We should be…

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Netflix’s The Great Hack explores how Cambridge Analytica sold your data during the 2016 election

Netflix You’ll want to delete your Facebook account. Every week, new original films debut on Netflix, Hulu, and other streaming services, often to much less fanfare than their big-screen counterparts. Cinemastream is Vox’s series highlighting the most notable of these premieres, in an ongoing effort to keep interesting and easily accessible new films on your radar. The Great Hack The premise: As a documentary, a thriller, and a screed, The Great Hack outlines in detail…

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