Facebook rolls out political ad disclosures

Facebook is rolling out its promised new disclosures on political advertising on Thursday — including so-called issue ads that were used by Russian-linked accounts to spread misinformation and chaos in the 2016 election. The disclosures include a tag appended to ads that identify who paid for them. Advertisers will need to verify with Facebook, via…

Republicans take aim at federal unions

House Republicans accused unionized federal workers Thursday of abusing a law that allows them to take paid time off to attend labor-management meetings and address workforce issues outside their regular jobs. The House report was published just days after the Office of Personnel Management raised similar concerns about unionized civil servants. In a survey, a…

As well-funded Democrats seize ‘progressive’ label in gubernatorial races, …

One of the country’s most ambitious liberal campaign groups is endorsing five “game-changing” Democratic candidates for governor — three of them in races where better-funded candidates have grabbed hold of the popular “progressive” label, to the consternation of activists on the ground. On Thursday, the Progressive Change Campaign Committee endorsed Stacey Abrams, who won her…