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Brendan Bordelon
Tech / cybersecurity reporter at National Journal. Formerly tech at Morning Consult, politics at National Review. Email at bbordelon@nationaljournal.com.
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Brendan Bordelon 9h
Replying to @dnvolz @ericgeller
Heard from several senators over the last few months that passing the SEA wasn't particularly urgent because they'd already doled out $380M. Granted, not all the money went to secure new voting machines, or was allocated to the states that needed it most. But a lot of it did.
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Maggie Haberman 14h
Trump attacks Ramirez within two hours of the UNGA crowd laughing at him. They aren’t unrelated.
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Brendan Bordelon 9h
The elections cybersecurity bill had been set for a markup late last month before pressure from state officials (and the White House) prompted a last-minute cancellation. At this late date it prob would've done little to secure the Nov. elections, but the optics still are't great
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Mieke Eoyang 10h
Relatedly, Libya has a nuclear program, voluntarily gives up its centrifuges, then Gaddafi is dragged through the streets by the mob and killed.
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Capital Weather Gang 13h
Congratulations DC, we're outranking a lot of rainy cities. More info:
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Brendan Bordelon Sep 24
The White House's announced the creation of a new quantum subcommittee today, along with a govt-wide strategy to spur basic research and discover new uses for quantum science. Also directs federal agencies to come up with a quantum plan by Q1 2019.
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Daniel W. Drezner Sep 24
This makes what Ted Cruz did late last week even more mystifying.
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diane 👩🏾‍💻 Sep 24
If you’re just joining us, Rod Rosenstein has resigned but also hasn’t resigned yet and is going to the White House in order to resign and also to be fired and also he’s already BEEN fired and is already gone and also isn’t resigning or getting fired.
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Ben Pershing Sep 20
Did you know the FAA bill currently being debated would let the feds hack into privately-owned drones in a wide variety of circumstances? Important story from (free to read):
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Brendan Bordelon Sep 20
Congress is looking to tuck an expansive counter-drone provision into the must-pass FAA bill, and privacy advocates are worried it won't get a fair hearing before next week's deadline.
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FOX 5 DC Sep 19
HELP CATCH THIS SUSPECT: DC police say this is the man who stabbed a 35-year-old woman to death while she was out for a jog near Logan Circle. RT this to spread the word and help police catch this suspect. MORE:
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Brendan Bordelon Sep 17
The House passed its own driverless car bill over a year ago, and sailed out of Commerce last October. But despite pressure from and others in tech, the bill couldn't overcome holds from Dianne Feinstein and a handful of other Dems.
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Jennifer Haberkorn Sep 17
Monday: Kavanaugh will testify in the senate and so will his accuser. Vote planned for Thursday has been delayed.
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Brendan Bordelon Sep 16
Just for the record, I did not do this.
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Tim Alberta Sep 14
Such a stupid unforced error—handing Trump yet more ammunition to delegitimize all the objective, airtight, fact-based reporting out there. Mistakes happen, but on a 1-10 avoidability scale, this was an 11.
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Sonny Bunch Sep 13
Oh wow did the weed shoot him? That’s crazy. I hope they get that weed!
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Ryan Gallagher Sep 13
NEW: Senior Google scientist resigns over plan to launch censored search engine in China. "I view our intent to capitulate to censorship & surveillance demands in exchange for access to the Chinese market as a forfeiture of our values," he says:
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Cameron Easley Sep 13
Replying to @cameron_easley
The 10 most damaging candidate characteristics, among party
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Brendan Bordelon Sep 12
How did we not see it before?
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Brendan Bordelon Sep 12
Senate announces hearing on potential privacy legislation the same day the Internet Association - tech's mouthpiece in Washington - lays out a blueprint for a privacy bill. The federal logjam may be about to break.
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