What’s Missing in Democratic Debates About Russia and Election Security—Cyber Saturday

Cybersecurity received short shrift at this week’s debates between Democratic contenders for president as they jockeyed for an early lead ahead of next year’s election in the U.S. But one related topic did catch a modicum of airtime: Russian election interference. During the first night’s verbal brawl, only New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio […]

Trump Fires Up Orlando Crowd With 2020 Campaign Re-Election Speech

It took President Donald Trump more than 30 minutes into his speech–that included bashing his Democratic rivals and the “fake news” media–before telling more than 20,000 people what they came to hear. “I stand before you to officially launch my campaign for a second term as President of the United States,” Trump said Tuesday to […]

3 Times White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders Clashed With Reporters

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders is leaving her post at the end of the month and returning to Arkansas, President Donald Trump announced on Thursday. “She is a very special person with extraordinary talents, who has done an incredible job!” Trump posted on Twitter. “I hope she decides to run for Governor of Arkansas–she […]

Biden Leads Trump by ‘Landslide’ in Latest Quinnipiac Poll

Former Vice President Joe Biden is pummeling President Donald Trump by “a landslide,” according to a recent national poll. Biden leads Trump, 53% to 40%, in a one-on-one matchup, according to the poll released by Quinnipiac University Tuesday. Biden’s double-digit lead is spurred by a gender gap. Among potential women voters, Biden has a substantial […]

Democrats Are Another Step Closer to Getting Trump’s Tax Returns

The pressure is mounting for a long-awaited look at President Donald Trump’s financial records and on Wednesday, lawmakers in New York passed legislation potentially allowing the president’s state tax returns to be released to Congress. New York’s Democratic-majority assembly approved the nine-page legislation approved earlier this month by the state Senate. The bill will be […]

Data Sheet—Why the China Trade Talks Keep Hammering Tech Stocks

We were just wrapping a dinner panel in San Francisco to promote the upcoming Fortune Global Sustainability Forum in China’s Yunnan province this fall when news emerged that another round of U.S. tariffs against its trade adversary would shortly take effect. That trade talks were faltering, the ones for which the Artist of the Deal […]

Playing Politics: Why President Trump and Competing Democrats Should Try Wooing Gamers

It turns out that video game players are not only intensely serious about their gaming, but also about their politics. In a study released Thursday, the video game industry lobbying group Entertainment Software Association (ESA) reports that 65% of American adults–or about 164 million people–consider themselves gamers. Out of that group, 59%–or nearly 97 million–told […]

Political Play: Why President Trump and Competing Democrats Should Try Wooing Gamers

It turns out that video game players are not only intensely serious about their gaming, but also about their politics. In a study released Thursday, the video game industry lobbying group Entertainment Software Association (ESA) reports that 65% of American adults–or about 164 million people–consider themselves gamers. Out of that group, 59%–or nearly 97 million–told […]

Data Sheet–Trump Could Throw Tech Under the Bus to Get a Trade Deal with China

This is the web version of Data Sheet, Fortune’s daily newsletter on the top tech news. To get it delivered daily to your in-box, sign up here. Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. trade representative Robert Lighthizer were in Beijing today for the latest in their seemingly endless round of trade negotiations with Chinese vice […]

Critically Ill Prisoner Had Sentence Reduced Under Trump’s ‘Compassionate Release’ Program

A man from Houston, Texas became among the first federal prisoners to benefit from the “compassionate release” program expanded under President Donald Trump’s 2018 First Step Act this week when he was let go to receive medical treatment. Richard Evans, 74, was just under two years into a five-year sentence for conspiracy, fraud, and distributing […]