The White House counselor said on Wednesday that if people can wait in line for an hour at a cupcake shop, they should be able to line up at the polls. | Continue reading


@thedailybeast.com | 1 hour ago

The Strange Saga of the Rogue Kentucky Constables Who Arrested an FBI Agent

A sting operation. An early-morning shootout. And a trail of evidence pointing to insane antics by elected lawmen. | Continue reading


@thedailybeast.com | 21 hours ago

The Next Coronavirus Nightmare Is What Happens After the ICU

For many coronavirus patients lucky enough to make it off a ventilator, getting out of the ICU is only half the battle.  | Continue reading


@thedailybeast.com | 2 days ago

The Kentucky Miner Who Scammed Americans by Claiming He Was Hitler

From 1946-1956, many Americans mailed money to a man alleging he was a still-alive Hitler, plotting a revolution with “invisible spaceships.” He signed his letters “Furrier No. 1.” | Continue reading


@thedailybeast.com | 7 days ago

Pentagon Contractors’ Report on ‘Wuhan Lab’ Origins of Coronavirus Is Bogus

A military contractors’ report circulating on Capitol Hill claims to have evidence that COVID-19 escaped from a Chinese lab. It’s filled with information that’s just plain wrong. | Continue reading


@thedailybeast.com | 10 days ago

More than a dozen sources in Trump’s orbit said they could not say whether the Silicon Valley luminary was going to play any meaningful role in the election, like he did in 2016. | Continue reading


@thedailybeast.com | 11 days ago

They’re Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid without the charm but with all of the bravado. | Continue reading


@thedailybeast.com | 12 days ago

Team Trump Pushes CDC To Dial Down Its Death Counts

The president and members of his task force are skeptical of the numbers and want the methodology changed. | Continue reading


@thedailybeast.com | 15 days ago

Mitch McConnell Moves to Expand Bill Barr’s Surveillance Powers

Welcome to the Trump-era Patriot Act: a law that protects politicians while giving the government greater knowledge of the websites you searched for and visited. | Continue reading


@thedailybeast.com | 16 days ago

Pompeo’s Unproven Covid-19 Claims Have Officials Freaked Out.'Way Out on a Limb'

The more Pompeo publicly blames a Chinese lab for the coronavirus pandemic, one State Department official said, “the higher the chances of an Iraq intel repeat happening.” | Continue reading


@thedailybeast.com | 18 days ago

“You don’t want something like this out on the street before it needs to be,” one GOP said. “It just makes it much harder to do.” | Continue reading


@thedailybeast.com | 18 days ago

Wartime president? His only war is the same one it’s been all his life: against truth, against facts, against anything that might expose the warped reality of who he is. | Continue reading


@thedailybeast.com | 19 days ago

The president wants to get back on the trail. His aides are trying to figure out how. | Continue reading


@thedailybeast.com | 20 days ago

John Ratcliffe’s campaign Twitter account follows Pizzagaters, JFK Jr. conspiracists, and a 9/11 Truther account with just one follower besides himself. | Continue reading


@thedailybeast.com | 23 days ago

Why Lady Gaga’s Ex-Model Seized a Luxury Hotel Suite in L.A

A homeless professional model conducted a sting operation and, posing as a famous musician, attempted to seize a hotel suite in the Ritz-Carlton on May Day. | Continue reading


@thedailybeast.com | 25 days ago

Team Trump Turns to Peter Thiel’s Palantir to Track Virus

Palantir, a longtime partner of intelligence agencies, co-founded by major Trump backer Peter Thiel, is helping build “the single source for [coronavirus] testing data.” | Continue reading


@thedailybeast.com | 1 month ago

Clearview AI’s Entire Source Code Exposed in Security Error

The company misconfigured a server so that anyone with an internet connection could access its source code, a security firm found. | Continue reading


@thedailybeast.com | 1 month ago

How the Hunt for a Coronavirus Vaccine Could Go Horribly Wrong

Anti-vaxxers are ready to pounce if the furious push for a COVID-19 fix runs into trouble. | Continue reading


@thedailybeast.com | 1 month ago

Sean Hannity Absolutely Melts Down Over Kara Swisher's NY Times Column

The Fox News star took to both Twitter and his radio show to seethe with rage about a column lamenting his role in the spread of coronavirus misinformation. | Continue reading


@thedailybeast.com | 1 month ago

Twitter Deletes Giuliani Tweet Pushing Misinformation and Attack on MI Governor

The tweets by Donald Trump’s personal attorney now link to a message: “This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules.” | Continue reading


@thedailybeast.com | 2 months ago

“We’ve been in this space a long time where there is a lot of misinformation that takes on a life of its own, and governments use it for propaganda purposes.” | Continue reading


@thedailybeast.com | 2 months ago

Coronavirus Heroes Are Getting Tossed from Their Homes by Scared Landlords

“We’re being seen as walking Petri dishes.” | Continue reading


@thedailybeast.com | 2 months ago

What Happens When All the Doctors Get Sick?

“We’re on the Italian track,” of mass infection among healthcare providers, one expert said. | Continue reading


@thedailybeast.com | 2 months ago

White House Pushes U.S. Officials to Criticize China for Coronavirus ‘Cover-Up’

A State Department cable obtained by The Daily Beast says the U.S. and the American people are the “greatest humanitarians the world has ever known.” | Continue reading


@thedailybeast.com | 2 months ago

Sen. Kelly Loeffler Dumped Millions in Stock After Coronavirus Briefing

The Georgia Republican is the second senator who has gotten rid of their holdings right as the stock market went bad. | Continue reading


@thedailybeast.com | 2 months ago

Kushner was tasked with carrying out research into the coronavirus to help Trump decide what to do next. | Continue reading


@thedailybeast.com | 2 months ago

Techies Tried to ‘Hack’ the Coronavirus. Here’s How That Went

Many large events are canceled or banned, but some people think they have answers to a deadly pandemic—even if it means getting in a room together. | Continue reading


@thedailybeast.com | 2 months ago

Chelsea Manning recovering after trying to take own life in jail, lawyers say

Manning is still set to appear in court for a hearing on Friday, where a federal judge will rule on a motion to terminate civil contempt sanctions against her. | Continue reading


@thedailybeast.com | 2 months ago

Meet the Insane People Still Planning Cruise Ship Vacations

Some people see the prospect of a deadly virus and a 14-day quarantine and run far, far away. Others see the deal of a lifetime. | Continue reading


@thedailybeast.com | 2 months ago

HuffPost Editor-in-Chief Lydia Polgreen Leaving for Gimlet Media

She was picked to replace Arianna Huffington as chief editor of the news outlet in 2016. | Continue reading


@thedailybeast.com | 2 months ago

With Warren, The Dream of a Female President Dies Again

Hopes were high last year, with so many well-qualified female candidates. Now, we have two very old white men. | Continue reading


@thedailybeast.com | 2 months ago

Defense Intelligence Agency Bans Some Domestic Travel over Coronavirus

It was one of the surest signs yet that the highest levels of the U.S. intelligence community were treating the coronavirus outbreak like a significant operational concern. | Continue reading


@thedailybeast.com | 2 months ago

Clearview AI, Facial Recognition Company's Entire Client List Was Stolen

Clearview AI, which contracts with law enforcement after reportedly scraping 3 billion images from the web, now says someone got “unauthorized access” to its list of customers. | Continue reading


@thedailybeast.com | 3 months ago

Clearview AI Client List Stolen

Clearview AI, which contracts with law enforcement after reportedly scraping 3 billion images from the web, now says someone got “unauthorized access” to its list of customers. | Continue reading


@thedailybeast.com | 3 months ago

Clearview AI’s client list was hacked

Clearview AI, which contracts with law enforcement after reportedly scraping 3 billion images from the web, now says someone got “unauthorized access” to its list of customers. | Continue reading


@thedailybeast.com | 3 months ago

Facial-Recognition Company Says Entire Client List Was Stolen

Clearview AI, which contracts with law enforcement after reportedly scraping 3 billion images from the web, now says someone got “unauthorized access” to its list of customers. | Continue reading


@thedailybeast.com | 3 months ago

The Ticking Coronavirus Time Bomb: America’s Uninsured

“You don’t want people with a contagious illness deciding, ‘I’m too afraid.’” | Continue reading


@thedailybeast.com | 3 months ago

Pentagon Preps Nuclear Moon Rocket

The U.S. government is working on an atomic rocket to send satellites into the vast space between Earth and the moon—before Beijing gets there with its own spacecraft. | Continue reading


@thedailybeast.com | 3 months ago

Bloomberg Killed the Best Chance at Justice for 9/11

Obama was set to try the Sept. 11 co-conspirators in Manhattan. Bloomberg backed it—until cops and real-estate developers turned closure for an atrocity into a NIMBY concern. | Continue reading


@thedailybeast.com | 3 months ago

“If all the candidates want to get rid of super PACs, count me in. I’ll lead the charge,” Sen. Warren said in Las Vegas on Thursday. | Continue reading


@thedailybeast.com | 3 months ago

Condé Nast ends use of NDAs to silence harassed and discriminated employees

The move came amid pressure from New Yorker staffers to eliminate the controversial practice, which the magazine had famously exposed in its reporting on Harvey Weinstein. | Continue reading


@thedailybeast.com | 3 months ago

Study questions Bloomberg claim that he pays women equally

While defending against charges of sexism, Bloomberg declared he pays women the same as men. But publicly available information shows that may not be true. | Continue reading


@thedailybeast.com | 3 months ago

Trump Offered Assange Pardon If He Covered Up Russian Hack

Lawyers acting for the WikiLeaks founder said Dana Rohrabacher, a former Republican congressman, had brought the message to London from Trump. | Continue reading


@thedailybeast.com | 3 months ago

Trump Offered Assange Pardon if He Covered Up Russian Hack, Court Hears

Lawyers acting for the WikiLeaks founder said Dana Rohrabacher, a former Republican congressman, had brought the message to London from Trump. | Continue reading


@thedailybeast.com | 3 months ago

“I watched his wife on television,” Trump said of his decision to pardon Blago after seeing his spouse on Fox. The network seems to have influenced several of Tuesday’s pardons. | Continue reading


@thedailybeast.com | 3 months ago

“I think he feels like the chains are off now,” said one senior administration official. “Everything that used to be hush hush is now just…out in the open.” | Continue reading


@thedailybeast.com | 3 months ago

North Korea’s Coronavirus Crisis Is Crazy Scary. Most Likely Fake News

Kim Jong Un canceled a big parade with no real explanation just as the South Korean press reports coronavirus has hit North Korea hard and could explode there. | Continue reading


@thedailybeast.com | 3 months ago

The Death Worshipping Cult of Santa Muerte

From Argentina to Canada, there is no religious movement growing faster, says an expert. But how serious is worshipping ‘Saint Death?’ | Continue reading


@thedailybeast.com | 3 months ago