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Ukraine Is Proving Key to the DNC Hack Investigation

“Hackers had loaded onto a Ukrainian election commission server a graphic mimicking the page for displaying results” writes Brian Feldman for nymag.com. Traces of the same code from that hack were found by researchers investigating the DNC. What’s interesting is that the Ukrainian election cyberattack revealed damning connections between the Russian government. Source: nymag.com Share This:

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Kenya opposition says it will challenge results of presidential election in court

“Kenya’s opposition announced Wednesday it will challenge the results of last week’s presidential election in Supreme Court and wage a campaign of “civil disobedience.”” writes Tom Odula for sun-sentinel.com. Kenya’s election commission has said there was a hacking attempt but it failed, and election observers have said they saw no signs of interference with the vote.Odinga has claimed that the election results were hacked and rigged in favor of President Uhuru Kenyatta, who won a second term.Also Wednesday, Kenya’s Interior Minister Fred Matiangi stopped an attempt to de-register two civil…

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Renaissance’s Medallion Made Stunning Shift After Trump Election

“The in-house gold mine, the wildly lucrative Medallion fund, was suddenly looking for capital” writes unknown author for bloomberg.com. The firm told staff that they would be allowed to increase their Medallion stakes by at least 50 percent.The news sent millionaires who work at the hedge fund powerhouse Renaissance Technologies searching for cash. Source: bloomberg.com Share This:

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Trump records robocall for Luther Strange ahead of Tuesday’s special election

“Luther Strange, R-Ala., which will be used to get out the vote for Strange in the state’s special election on Tuesday” writes Al Weaver for washingtonexaminer.com. He endorsed Strange, who was picked to replace Sessions in February, over Brooks and Judge Roy Moore, who is leading in polls ahead of Tuesday’s election. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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Merkel rival takes aim at car chiefs

“On Saturday, Merkel kicked off her re-election campaign with a stinging attack on German car chiefs, pressing them to innovate better to secure jobs, and win back trust lost thanks to the diesel emissions scandal” reports theguardian.com. Martin Schulz, the main challenger to Chancellor Angela Merkel in Germany’s September election, has accused the country’s car industry executives of putting the sector at risk by failing to plan for the future.Seeking to restore the industry’s reputation, politicians – though not Merkel herself – and car bosses agreed earlier this month to…

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Just 29% of public wants May to keep job until next election

“Almost half of the public believes the Prime Minister should quit before the next scheduled general election in 2022, as dissatisfaction with her leadership remains high” writes Rob Merrick for independent.co.uk. But Liam Fox, the International Trade Secretary, made plain he would accept a transition period only if he is able to seek and sign trade deals with non-EU countries from day one. Source: independent.co.uk Share This:

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The economic indicator that hurt the Tories on June 8 is now signalling it will kill them at the next election

“The decline is significant because it was one of very few economic indicators that correctly predicted Prime Minister Theresa May would lose seats in the June 8 snap election” writes Jim Edwards for businessinsider.com. Here, for context, is Tombs’ expectation of what the GfK Consumer Confidence measure said about the Tories’ chances in the election back in May: Note that the crucial level is -10.Car registrations tend to track consumer confidence.The index also flashes a warning that May ought to not to be tempted to call another election anytime soon.If…

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Stamp duty rise must be reversed if Tories are to win power, says the man behind it

“A controversial increase in stamp duty was a “mistake” and must be reversed so the Tories can demonstrate that they are the party of home ownership and can win the next election, a former adviser to David Cameron and an architect of the policy says” writes Chief Political Correspondent for telegraph.co.uk. Alex Morton, who served as a housing and planning adviser in Downing Street, said that cuts to stamp duty – which has been dubbed a “tax on moving” – would send the “right signal” to both young and older…

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Poll: Republicans open to delaying 2020 election

“A new poll has found that more than half of Republicans would support a postponement of the 2020 election for voter verification purposes if President Trump were to suggest such a thing” writes Aol Staff for aol.com. For reporting purposes, the professors focus on the 650 who identified as conservative-leaning and their responses to two hypothetical questions about possibly delaying the next presidential election.The second question was, “What if both Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress were to say that the 2020 presidential election should be postponed until the country…

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