Trump’s Presidency Enters Uncharted Waters

The president’s job approval rating hovers between 35 percent and 40 percent. Key American corporations have withdrawn from his business-advisory councils after the response to Charlottesville. He’s regularly lashing out at members of his own... Read More

Paris pizzeria attack ‘deliberate but not terror-related’

A 13-year-old girl was killed and five people critically injured when a man drove his car into a pizzeria on the outskirts of Paris on Monday night. The girl’s brother is among the wounded. “The driver,... Read More

North Korea suspends plan to attack Guam

The North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has reportedly put on hold his plans to fire missiles towards the #US territory in Guam, despite receiving a briefing from top military officials on how the attack may... Read More

N.H. neighbors say Corey Lewandowski threatened them in land dispute

WINDHAM, N.H. — Neighbors of President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski say he harassed them in a land dispute and threatened to use his ‘‘political clout’’ to make their lives ‘‘a nightmare.’’ Glenn... Read More

Federal court invalidates part of Texas congressional map

Federal judges invalidated two Texas congressional districts Tuesday, ruling that they must be fixed by either the Legislature or a federal court. A three-judge panel in San Antonio unanimously ruled that Congressional Districts 27 and... Read More

Donald Trump’s Charlottesville Press Conference Has Roots in Fox News and Twitter

The schedule for #Donald Trump‘s first full day back in New York since the start of his presidency entailed walking into the Trump Tower lobby, talking about infrastructure for a few minutes, and immediately reboarding... Read More

Firing Steve Bannon Won’t Change Donald Trump

Earlier this year, when #Steve Bannon, #Donald Trump’s chief strategist, was at the peak of his influence, I visited him at the White House. “This is totally top secret,” he said, ushering me inside his... Read More

NC KKK leader says he glad a protestor died in Charlottesville, Virginia

The leader of a North Carolina based group associated with the Ku Klux Klan says he is glad that a #woman died while taking part in a protest in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend. Heather... Read More

Making America Hate Again

by Robert Reich Two days late, Donald Trump has finally condemned violent white supremacists. He was pushed into it by a storm of outrage at his initial failure to do so in the wake of deadly... Read More

Brexit: Theresa May accused of ‘railroading’ through new laws

Theresa May has been accused of trying to push through Brexit legislation without proper parliamentary scrutiny. The Times reports “increasing concern among civil servants and ministers that senior mandarins are railroading through decisions when many politicians... Read More

White House braces for fallout from Trump remarks on Charlottesville violence

President Donald Trump no doubt pleased part of his political base on Tuesday by passionately arguing that both right- and left-wing extremists were responsible for violence at a white supremacist rally in Virginia on Saturday.... Read More

White privilege turned deadly in Charlottesville: How would police have reacted if a mob of angry black people had gathered there?

On Friday night, hundreds of white supremacists marched through the city, torches in hand, channeling the brutality and evil of the American Ku Klux Klan and the Nazis of Hitler’s Germany. These white supremacists encircled... Read More

Tax Overhaul Path Unclear Amid Budget Chair’s Expected Departure

Action on the fiscal 2018 budget resolution that is key to a tax overhaul remains uncertain as House Budget Committee Chairwoman Diane Black is expected to resign to run for governor of Tennessee, say CQ... Read More

Bannon in Limbo as Trump Faces Growing Calls for the Strategist’s Ouster – The New York Times

Rupert Murdoch has repeatedly urged President Trump to fire him. Anthony Scaramucci, the president’s former communications director, thrashed him on television as a white nationalist. Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster, the national security adviser, refused... Read More

If Trump goes down, Pence will too

When Al Gore became vice president, legendary scholar Richard Neustadt — one of Gore’s former professors — sent him a memo with advice. One sentence stuck with me: “The White House staff lives in the... Read More

Exasperated Jake Tapper wonders why it’s easier for Trump to criticize anyone but ‘these actual Nazis’

CNN’s Jake Tapper on Monday seemed unable to grasp why Donald Trump, a man who prides himself on “[calling] them as sees them,” can’t seem to call avowed white supremacists “Nazis.” “That’s how he rolls,”... Read More

Intel CEO exits President Trump’s manufacturing council

#Intel said Monday that CEO #Brian Krzanich was leaving #President Trump‘s American Manufacturing Council, the latest executive to distance himself from the president following the weekend’s events in Virginia. In a blog post, Krzanich said... Read More

Here are all the things Fox News covered to avoid talking about the Charlottesville attack

While most cable news programs Monday night remained focused on the aftermath of a tragic white supremacist attack that killed one and injured 19, Fox News was more than willing to discuss the really pertinent... Read More

With Charlottesville, Trump made his own ‘deplorable’ mistake

Donald Trump once said he could shoot someone in the middle of Fifth Avenue and not lose his supporters, and during the campaign he kept proving himself right. I figured this incident would prove similar.... Read More

A New Generation of White Supremacists Emerges in Charlottesville

A group that included many people who were college-educated or ex-military displayed effective planning. “White people are pretty good at getting organized,” said one. by A.C. Thompson, ProPublica, and Karim Hajj, special to ProPublica The... Read More

North Korea’s Kim appears to ease rhetoric in standoff over nuclear weapons

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appeared to take a step back from the brink of nuclear war Tuesday, when state media reported that he would “watch a little more the foolish and stupid conduct... Read More

Theresa May seeks interim EU deal to avoid Brexit trade chaos

Ministers hope to strike a temporary deal with the European Union to retain the key benefits of the customs union for an interim period after Brexit, to avoid cross-border commerce grinding to a halt. The... Read More

Trump campaign emails show aide’s repeated efforts to set up Russia meetings

Three days after Donald Trump named his campaign foreign policy team in March 2016, the youngest of the new advisers sent an email to seven campaign officials with the subject line: “Meeting with Russian Leadership... Read More

Trump fires back after the CEO of Merck resigned from his manufacturing council

The chief executive of #Merck said Monday in a tweet that he was resigning from President Trump’s manufacturing council, saying he was doing so “as CEO of Merck and as a matter of personal conscience” and... Read More

Bill de Blasio may be running for president

Mayor de Blasio is putting out feelers to run for president, spreading whispers that Bernie Sanders, 75, and Elizabeth Warren, 68, are too old, sources say. De Blasio, 56, will claim he’s the rightful standard... Read More

Brexit: UK retirees rushing to settle in Europe, say financial advisers

British retirees are rushing to settle in European countries such as Spain, Portugal and France before the Brexit deadline, according to financial advisers, believing that such a move will become significantly more difficult in the... Read More

‘Kid Rock’ May Be Ineligible for Michigan Ballot

For example, a candidate “may specify that both his or her given name and middle name, or only a middle name, shall appear on the ballot,” or “may specify a name that constitutes a common... Read More

Inside the Elizabeth Warren merchandising empire

Prayer candles. Action figures. Temporary tattoos. Coloring books. Elizabeth Warren isn’t just a progressive icon, she’s a merchandising industry unto herself. The Massachusetts senator and presidential prospect is at the center of a sprawling business... Read More

UK’s armed police to wear head-mounted cameras

Metropolitan Police firearms officers will be issued head-mounted cameras fitted to ballistic helmets and baseball caps, a recommendation that follows the death of Mark Duggan during a police shooting in 2011. Undercover officers, such as... Read More

Bluefin Tuna at the Brink

by Robert Hunziker Bluefin tuna at 3%, that’s it! Pacific bluefin tuna has unique worldwide status as one of the most awe-inspiring remarkable creatures on the planet. They grow to 12 feet and 1,500 pounds... Read More