‘Old Town Road’ finally gets the video treatment

From viral TikTok sensation to music’s number one smash hit, “Old Town Road” has taken the top spot in music’s cultural firmament relying on an incredible Nine Inch Nails sample, some old-fashioned controversy (it was barred from country music charts) and a remix with Billy Ray Cyrus. So it’s only natural that the song that…

After breach, Stack Overflow says some user data exposed

After breach, Stack Overflow says some user data exposed

After disclosing a breach earlier this week, Stack Overflow has confirmed some user data was accessed. In case you missed it, the developer knowledge sharing site confirmed Thursday a breach of its systems last weekend, resulting in unauthorized access to production systems — the front-facing servers that actively power the site. The company gave few…

Winter is coming for HBO NOW subscriber growth

Fan reaction to Game of Thrones’ final season may be mixed, but the show has been undeniably good for HBO’s network — and for its over-the-top streaming service, HBO NOW. The Season 8 premiere drew in 11.8 million live viewers and 17.4 million viewers across all platforms on the day of airing, as well as…

Trump to unveil immigration plan aimed at changing narrative

President Donald Trump on Thursday will unveil a new immigration proposal that would move the United States toward a more merit-based system and boost border security — and aimed at countering the notion that he is anti-immigrant. Notably, the plan would not change the overall number of immigrants allowed in the U.S. legally — only…

Trump takes credit for Red Sox turnaround

President Donald Trump tried to take credit on Monday for a sudden turnaround in the Boston Red Sox’ season, pointing out that the reigning World Series champions have gone undefeated since their fraught visit to the White House last week. “Has anyone noticed that all the Boston @RedSox have done is WIN since coming to…

Florida takes shape as Joe Biden’s firewall

Joe Biden is crushing the Democratic field here, including Bernie Sanders, in the latest polling. More than one-third of Democratic state legislators endorsed him almost as soon as he announced his candidacy, a testament to state political ties that stretch back decades and span generations. “Biden is in a class all on his own in Florida,” said…

Trump ramps up attacks on Facebook, Twitter

President Donald Trump on Saturday stepped up his attacks on social media platforms, calling them the “partner” of the Democratic Party and warning that the tech firms “have no idea the problems they are causing for themselves.” Trump tweeted or retweeted at least eight messages related to bias the president alleges against conservatives by Facebook…

Trump seeks $4.5 billion in emergency border aid

President Donald Trump on Wednesday asked Congress for $4.5 billion in emergency aid to address the surge of Central American immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. The funding request is the first major move by the White House to respond to what it calls a “humanitarian crisis” at the Southern border and intensifies an ongoing funding…

Joe Biden Actually Is a Dealmaker

President Barack Obama was elected during an economic cataclysm, and his first major task was passing an economic stimulus bill. But Republican leaders were determined to stop him, and he needed to persuade three GOP senators to support his bill and break the filibuster. He assigned the job to his Senate whisperer, his chief dealmaker,…

Masters of the Universe Eye 2020

Greetings from Los Angeles, where the sun finally broke through this afternoon and your MM host is once again bringing you a special edition newsletter from the annual Milken Institute Global Conference, a gathering of more than 4,000 of some of the splashiest names in politics, finance, entertainment and sports. This year, POLITICO’s Zachary Warmbrodt…

Trump tweets after Mueller report release

President Trump tweeted an image of Friday’s New York Post cover, which had the bold headline, “TRUMP CLEAN.”The cover followed Thursday’s release of the Mueller report and teased an editorial that began, “Not guilty. Of collusion or obstruction. That’s essentially what the Mueller report… confirms.” Minutes after the Saturday evening tweet, the president retweeted White House…

This Is How It’s Gonna Go Down

The Tesla story is fascinating. Whether you love the company or hate it, it is easy to get pulled into the story like you’re pulled into a good movie. This is surely one reason so many people so obsessively check for Tesla news and op-eds every day. Another reason is that Tesla’s vehicles are freakin’…

Freshman Democrats rake in cash to protect the House

The most vulnerable House Democrats are off to a fast start defending their seats — and their party’s fragile new majority. Nearly three-dozen Democratic freshmen in battleground districts raised more than $300,000 for their campaigns in the first three months of 2019 — a barometer of early momentum in the seats that could determine control…