“BuzzFeed’s description of specific statements to the Special Counsel’s Office, and characterization of documents and testimony obtained by this office, regarding Michael Cohen’s Congressional testimony are not accurate,” special counsel spokesperson Peter Carr said in a statement.via Mueller: BuzzFeed Report Claiming Trump Directed Michael Cohen Testimony 'Not Accurate'
From facial recognition software to GPS trackers to computer hacking tools to systems that monitor and redirect flows of Internet traffic, contemporary surveillance technologies enable “high levels of social control at a reasonable cost,” as Nicholas Wright puts it in Foreign Affairs. But these technologies don’t just aid and enable what Wright and other policy analysts have called “digital authoritarianism.” They also promote a sovereign and controlled model of the Internet, one characterized by frequent censorship, pervasive surveillance and tight control by the state.via How U.S. surveillance technology is propping up authoritarian regimes - The Washington Post
'This is the most dangerous person in America right now. Ignore her at your peril...' He later tweeted 'as the inmates attempt to escape the asylum...' along with a picture of Ocasio-Cortez.via James Woods calls Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 'the most dangerous person in America' | Daily Mail Online
The largest single group of asylum seekers ever to cross into the U.S. tunneled beneath the border wall near San Luis, Arizona, on Monday, voluntarily turning themselves into Customs and Border Protection, according to the agency.via Largest single group of migrants ever tunnels under border wall in Arizona, says Border Protection - ABC News
Democrats are floating canceling the Super Bowl in order to push to end what is now the longest government shutdown in history, according to a report quoting several Democrat lawmakers.via Democrat Floats Canceling Super Bowl: 'Would Definitely Lead to the End of the Government Shutdown'
“Senator McConnell is in charge of the Senate,” Paul tweeted Thursday morning. “If Mrs. Pelosi refuses to allow the president to deliver the State of the Union in the House, I propose we move it to the Senate and make it happen!”via Rand Paul Suggests Cutting Pelosi Out Of State Of The Union
Thimerosal, a neurotoxin, was also present in most vaccine excipients listed in the CDC document. Thimerosal contains mercury, the second most toxic element in the world next to plutonium.via Vaccines found to contain pig virus DNA and monkey kidney cells… the “dirty” little secret the vaccine industry doesn’t want you to know – NaturalNews.com
Conservation photographer Juan Oliphant was one of the divers who took the plunge along with with marine biologist Ocean Ramseyvia Largest ever great white shark ‘Deep Blue’ spotted in Hawaii | Daily Mail Online
President Donald Trump sent a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday, demanding that she cancel her upcoming trip to Europe and the Middle East.via Trump Denies Military Aircraft for Nancy Pelosi's Foreign Trip
Other locations targeted for destruction were the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial. Taheb allegedly told an informant “jihad was the best deed in Islam and the peak of Islam,” adding “it was not complicated at all to do jihad today,” according to the complaint. “He said the group would fight to the end and make it a big bang,” according to the document.via 'Mass casualty' attack on White House foiled - WND
If successful, the scheme would represent the largest trial run anywhere in the world of a concept that supporters like Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg say could provide a safety net, help alleviate poverty and address the challenge of job automation. Detractors, meanwhile, say it would reduce the incentive to work and would come at a huge expense.via Tiny Indian state proposes world's biggest experiment with guaranteed income - Laredo Morning Times
President Donald Trump hit back at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday, claiming in a letter that he had postponed planned congressional trips abroad to Belgium, Egypt and Afghanistan because of the government shutdown. The remarkable counter-punch came in the form of a terse letter to Pelosi blasted out to reporters and promoted by White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Twitter.via Trump hits back at Pelosi after a day of silence - POLITICO
A Georgia man accused of plotting to use an anti-tank rocket to storm into the White House was arrested in a sting Wednesday after he traded his car for guns and explosives, authorities said. Hasher Jallal Taheb, 21via FBI: Man Wanted to Attack White House With Anti-Tank Rocket | Georgia News | US News
Developing: four U.S. service members are believed to have been killed along with nearly a dozen nearby Syrians in an ISIS-claimed suicide attack today in Manbij, Syria, at about 1 p.m. local time.via 4 US troops believed dead in Syria; DIA’s China report; Shutdown, Day 25; DPRK negotiator in DC; And a bit more. - Defense One