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Live Nation stock tumbles following reports of DOJ action

Live Nation shares fell 7.3 percent on Friday, Dec. 13 following reports of pending Department of Justice legal action against the entertainment company. Reported by The Wall Street Journal, the news details that Live Nation unfairly pressured concert venues to use its Ticketmaster subsidiary. Consequently, shares closed at $64.34, down $5.09 on the day. The […]

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Facebook Let Other Companies Harvest User Data Without Consent

In a bombshell report released yesterday, The New York Times revealed that Facebook allowed companies such as Netflix and Spotify to harvest its users’ data without their consent, potentially violating their 2011 Federal Trade Commissions agreement. Over the past few years, Facebook has been …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Alleged Russian Spy Maria Butina To Implicate Republican Boyfriend In Guilty Plea

Maria Butina, the alleged Russian spy who posed as a gun rights activist to court influence among Republicans, will plead guilty today for conspiring to violate Section 951 – the federal statute referred to by the DOJ as “espionage-lite” – during the 2016 election. She has also agreed to work …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Michael Flynn’s Sentencing Memo Should Terrify Trump

Yesterday, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office released both a sentencing memo and a heavily redacted addendum regarding former National Security Adviser Gen. Michael Flynn. He recommended a “sentence that does not impose a term of incarceration,” because …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Michelle Wolf Criticized By Spineless White House Correspondents’ Association

The White House Correspondents Dinner has been a lightning rod for controversy ever since Stephen Colbert mocked the Bush Administration back in 2006. Back then, the press debated about whether he was too mean to the sitting President while forgetting that the purpose of comedy from …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: The Never-Ending Election of 2016

The Banter Long Read: Evidence is coming out that Donald Trump colluded with the Russians to cheat his way to the presidency, and his attorney general finds himself caught in the lies. Paul Manafort and Rick Gates have been indicted; George Papadopoulos has pled guilty; and Robert Mueller still has …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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Trump’s White House Was Warned About Michael Flynn’s Lies: Yates

In her highly-anticipated appearance before a Senate subcommittee on Monday, former acting attorney general Sally Yates testified that she had warned the White House that disgraced former national security advisor Michael Flynn had made misleading statements about his contact with a Russian official—and that those…Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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