Apr 24, 2017

Uber hit with driver lawsuit over anti-Lyft program

Richard Vogel / AP

A former Lyft driver in California has filed a potential class action lawsuit against Uber over the ride-hailing company's secret program that tracked Lyft drivers. The former driver is seeking compensation for Uber's breach of his privacy, which includes violations of several federal and state laws.

Uber tactics: Uber's ultra-competitive streak is well known, and this isn't the first time the company has used stealth software tools and aggressive tactics to evade regulators or competitors. This lawsuit is also coming at a time when Uber's competitive tactics have come under unusual scrutiny as it's busy fighting off a trade secret theft lawsuit from Alphabet's self-driving car unit, and working to finish a highly anticipated investigation into recent allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination.

Uber declined to comment on the lawsuit.

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Pence aide says intel report of Russia helping Trump is "false information"

Marc Short. Screenshot: Fox News

Marc Short, chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence, claimed on "Fox News Sunday" that the White House has not received intelligence that Russia is seeking to help President Trump win re-election, calling it "false information" that has been selectively leaked by Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee.

The big picture: Short and national security adviser Robert O'Brien both dismissed reports published in the Washington Post and New York Times last week about a briefing provided by top election security official Shelby Pierson, an aide to outgoing acting director of national intelligence Joseph Maguire.

Bernie's juggernaut

Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks in San Antonio last night with his wife, Jane. Photo: Eric Gay/AP

Sen. Bernie Sanders won so big in the Nevada caucuses that Democrats are hard-pressed to sketch a way he's not their nominee.

Driving the news: With 60% of precincts counted (slow, but better than Iowa!), Sanders is running away with 46% of delegates — crushing Joe Biden's 20%, Pete Buttigieg's 15%, Sen. Elizabeth Warren's 10% and Sen. Amy Klobuchar's 5%.

Clyburn: Sanders' "socialist" label will be "extra burden" in House races

Jim Clyburn with Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) said on ABC's "This Week" Sunday that Sen. Bernie Sanders' identification as a democratic socialist may be an "extra burden" in down-ballot House races if he were to win the Democratic nomination.

Why it matters: Clyburn's comments echo fears from many establishment Democrats, who worry the House majority they won in 2018 by taking moderate seats carried by President Trump could be at risk with Sanders at the top of the ticket.