Mike Allen

A worldwide, winner-take-all race to rule tech

The US is now in a winner-take-all race with China for dominance in 5G, artificial intelligence and quantum computing. Dr.

Big Tech's Trump problem

Tech giants are facing a barrage of tough, negative coverage, with some of the same dynamics that drive saturation coverage of President Donald Trump. Many major news organizations — including The Washington Post, The Atlantic and CNN — are staffi

The new digital divides

A look at four emerging forms of digital inequality: privacy, education, screen time and news. As ubiquitous as broadband connectivity may seem for those who live in cities or suburbs with comfortable incomes, here's the reality:

Democrats to probe President Trump for targeting CNN, Washington Post

House Democrats plan to investigate whether President Donald Trump abused White House power by targeting — and trying to punish with "instruments of state power" — the Washington Post and CNN, said incoming-House Intelligence Committee Chairman Ad

How tech fuels authoritarians

We always assumed technology and the naked transparency of social media would feed people’s taste for freedom and thirst for democracy.

Why Trump thinks he's winning his war on media

Nothing helps President Donald Trump more — or tightens his hold on his base more securely — than his cozy, mutually-beneficial relationship with conservative TV.

Trump lawyer claims the "President cannot obstruct justice"

John Dowd, President DonaldTrump's outside lawyer, outlined a new and highly controversial defense/theory in the Russia probe: A president cannot be guilty of obstruction of justice.  The "President cannot obstruct justice because he is the chief

David Plouffe joins Uber as ‘campaign manager’

David Plouffe, the former campaign manager and White House adviser to President Barack Obama, is taking his political secret sauce to Uber in late September as senior vice president of policy and strategy.

Dag Vega, Obama’s TV whisperer, leaving White House

Dag Vega -- the White House liaison to the TV networks, and one of the few original Obama staffers who moved into 1600 Pennsylvania five-and-a-half years ago -- will leave for a soon-to-be-announced job in the private sector on July 25.