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Republican senators with an eye on running for the White House in 2024 are gearing up to battle against President-elect Joe Biden’s Cabinet picks, setting up a debate within the Senate GOP conference over how hard to push back on Biden’s nominees.
What’s at stake for Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google.
Happy Friday and welcome to Overnight Defense. I'm Rebecca Kheel, and here's your nightly guide to the latest developments at the Pentagon, on Capitol Hill and beyond.
President Trump's decision to tell his administration to start the transition came as GOP criticism of his efforts to overturn the results of President-elect Joe Biden's win reached a crescendo on Monday.
Christopher Krebs was fired after seeking to debunk conspiracies about voter fraud and the security of the election.
Climate change is only worsening the record-breaking wildfires, heat and air pollution in California and the West.
Here’s a guide to what will, and won’t, happen today.
A growing number of conservative Republicans are breaking with President Trump and his legal team over what they view as a dangerous effort to overturn the election results by promoting conspiracy theories.
Republicans are showing little appetite for aggressively pursuing GOP investigations into President-elect Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden if they keep their Senate majority in 2021.
COVID-19 will bring with it a crisis of loneliness — and to solve it, we’re going to have to get creative
Biden inherits a challenging national security environment and his team must avoid repeating mistakes of the past.
A network of right-wing operatives and activists — and the president himself — spread disinformation about Joe Biden with one simple hashtag.
Plus, Michelle Wolf on running in place, Elaine Welteroth on relationships at a distance and more in our live events this week.
At this point, we might know nearly everything about them.
In North Carolina, among other states, Democrats have not been effective in getting across their health care message.
Facebook should be making its policy choices in fair and transparent ways. But is it?
Hundreds of thousands of Americans have died. Coronavirus cases are surging again. There’s still no federal plan.
A full two weeks after President-elect Joe Biden was projected as the clear winner of the 2020 election, the nation is steaming toward a collision.
Reps. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), chairmen of the House Intelligence and Judiciary Committees respectively, tore into President Trump after he announced a pardon for former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
Do employers or school administrators have the right to make rules about hairstyles, hair color and facial hair?
Virtual cycling offers lessons for how other sports can appeal to fans leading increasingly digital lives.
Hong Kong protests, India, Typhoon Haishen: Here’s what you need to know.
Former White House national security adviser John Bolton said Sunday that a tweet from President Trump denying he had been briefed on reported Russian bounties placed on U.S.
The Wall Street Journal's editorial board ripped President Trump’s “embarrassing Electoral College hustle” in an op-ed Wednesday as he digs in on his refusal to concede last month's election to President-elect Joe Biden
The Michigan primary Tuesday will shine a spotlight on the federal federal bailout for the automobile industry. But other disputes could linger to the nominating convention.
A presidential order would almost certainly face a legal challenge. But if elected, Joseph R. Biden Jr. would have other levers at his disposal to make mask wearing a cultural norm.
Inside the White House’s secret, last-ditch effort to change the narrative, and the election — and the return of the media gatekeepers.
The Trump administration is using new authority to take more aggressive digital action in a warning to Moscow and in a demonstration of its abilities.
A top official with the Tulsa Police Department this week said that systemic racism in policing “just doesn’t exist” and suggested research shows police are shooting African Americans “24 percent less than we probably ought to be.”
Just 1 percent of borrowers received a quarter of loans from the federal Paycheck Protection Program.
After he’s careened from one embarrassment to another, the big question is: Why does anybody still believe anything Rudy Giuliani says or does? He’s the only person in public life today with less credibility than Donald Trump.
The Trump campaign is requesting donations for an election legal defense fund, but according to the fine print, at least half of any contribution will go toward paying down debt from the president's reelection campaign.
Crisis has engulfed the L.A. Times newsroom as prominent editors have been pushed out or demoted because of ethical lapses or other failures.
The administration is trying to rescue an arms control deal with Russia and secure the release of Americans held in Syria.
It’s bigger than Facebook and Twitter
Owning actively traded shares can create conflicts of interest. Georgia’s Senate candidates agree. Will others? Mutual funds could be good for them.
A.I. developers are committing to end the injustices in how their technology is often made and used.
Everything you need to know about Vice President Mike Pence, Donald Trump's vice president on the Republican ticket.
In the era of COVID-19, we are seeing the rise of a new influencer, Meera Estrada says: "Celebrities are taking a back seat as we put more focus on our health-care leaders."
The policy change comes amid a growing national movement to ban racial discrimination based on people’s natural hairstyle.
President Trump signed into law a new bill aimed at tackling the scourge of illegal robocalls that pester millions of Americans -- but the scams won't go away overnight.
Who could have seen that coming?
"This year may be the last generation of Huawei Kirin high-end chips," a Huawei executive said
The Times said Apple News did not align with its strategy of building direct relationships with paying readers.
With the pandemic raging in the U.S., a new ad campaign features frontline medical personnel pleading for everyone to mask up.
The National Rifle Association (NRA) admitted in a tax filing that some of the group’s current and former executives have used the nonprofit’s money for personal benefit.
Prosecutors declined to pursue many of the cases because they concluded the protesters were exercising their basic civil rights.
Guns have been present at protests in multiple cities across the country in recent days, as those demanding justice for George Floyd – an unarmed Black man who died in police custody last month – and police reform continue to march through the nation's streets.
The battle between Epic Games and Apple continues, Facebook faces criticism in India and Pinterest appoints its first Black board member. This is your Daily Crunch for August 17, 2020. The big story: Epic Games files injunction against Apple Epic’s legal and PR fight with Apple and its App St…
A report sent to Congress on Friday offered extensive detail about why Attorney General Jeff Sessions decided to fire Andrew McCabe in March.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Sunday night, according to multiple reports, in what would be the first known meeting between the two countries’ top leaders.
Irish regulators have started an inquiry into Facebook’s movement of data on European users to the United States.
About a dozen men held signs with slogans such as "Biden Lies Matter," "Equal Justice Is Coming" and "They that forsake the law praise the wicked."
Trump campaign senior adviser Jason Miller appeared on ABC's "This Week."
Former Navy Adm. William McRaven said on Sunday that the world was waiting for “a Biden administration to come in” when speaking about the role of the U.S.
Penguin Random House announced on Tuesday that former President Obama’s memoir “A Promised Land” had sold more than 1.7 million copies in its first week.
Even though the country's most populous state has a reputation for left-of-center politics, activists complain that California isn't progressive — it's just Democratic.
Analysis: Don't fall for what could be misleading early numbers or punditry. Be patient until more votes are counted.
Eddie Bauer, Magnolia Pictures, Ben & Jerry’s and others have suspended campaigns over the platform’s content moderation practices.
Presidential election news and campaign updates.
Andrew McCabe, who takes over after James Comey was abruptly fired, has 20 years at the FBI with a background in terror and organized crime cases.
The deal would rival Facebook’s $19 billion purchase of WhatsApp in 2014.
Why most new tech doesn’t need extra warranties, argues tech expert Whitson Gordon — and when it does
“It’s time for women to be judged on their merits — and for the media to take a critical look at their biased coverage."
In a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, 58 percent want election rules changed permanently.
The text message is a top political tool, as candidates and advocacy groups try to reach people without knocking on doors. But they may have overdone it.
Steve Bannon, who played a lead role in the closing months of Trump’s 2016 campaign and then in the early stages of his presidency, told NBC News that the former vice president appeared to be “stealing notes from [the] 2016 playbook.”
The Biden campaign is using its newly received fundraising to spend $12 million on ads across all platforms in states that vote in the next two weeks.
Beyond the theatrics, the high-profile hearing could end up having real consequences for the world's biggest technology companies.
First Read is your briefing from "Meet the Press" and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.
St. Martin's Press announced Tuesday that "The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump" will come out Dec. 4.
Support grows for national anthem protests and removal of Confederate statues in the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
Software engineers, CEOs and venture capitalists have chosen to jump from the Bay Area to places such as Denver, Miami and Austin, Texas. Some San Francisco residents are fine with it.
Couple bought the property months before the former Beatle's 1980 assassination.
Get the latest presidential election news and campaign updates.
Questions 13 and 14 on the 1950 U.S. census asked, "What state (or foreign country) was he born in?" and "If foreign-born — is he naturalized?"
Of the newly registered, more than half are first-time voters, and more than 80 percent are younger than 30.
While the longtime Republican approves of "certain things" the president has done, he wishes that he would act "in a more genteel way, without tweeting and calling people names."
Tom Wolfe, author of "Bonfire of the Vanities" and "The Right Stuff" has died.
A right-wing offensive is underway to discredit social media companies just days before the election.
Republicans are hoping for, and Democrats are dreading, the possibility Donald Trump could repeat history and overcome dismal mid-October polls to gain an electoral college victory. But much has changed in four years, as Thursday's debate showed.
Perhaps one way a commercial space station or a future lunar base could help pay for itself would be to serve as a film studio and set.
President-elect Joe Biden? Not if you are getting your news from right-wing media.
How much longer President Donald Trump continues waging battle over an election he lost remained in question Thursday as more of his advisers voiced doubt his gambit to contest the results would succeed. One person who spoke to him called him "dejected" over the ordeal.
The Trump campaign is moving from state to state to overturn President-elect Joe Biden's win, in a series of increasingly wild legal maneuvers without credible claims that face astronomical odds and carry little precedent.
The 2020 election between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden is perhaps the craziest, most controversial election in U.S. history. Here's a look at 11 others.
President Donald Trump began March with a barrage of false claims about the coronavirus pandemic -- understating the extent of the crisis, overstating the availability of tests, inaccurately blaming his predecessor and wrongly insisting that the crisis was unforeseen.
There have been 87,164 Covid-19 cases reported in the United States as of Thursday night, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, by far the most new cases in a single day since the pandemic began.
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