Mr. Trump’s advisers are repeatedly stunned by the president’s lack of interest in and knowledge of major issues. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said that Mr. Trump’s understanding is like a “fifth or sixth grader.”
Kaepernick kneeling became something greater as the gesture spread, just as it was also corrupted by spin as President Donald Trump made it about the flag, the troops and the anthem — and about patriotism. People who knew better said no, it is about injustice, but that argument was lost in a blizzard of presidential tweets and paranoid, knee-jerk NFL owners.
The alleged sexual act took place around 3:20 p.m. Monday, according to a police report — “in full view of the public passing by on Ocean Drive and the sidewalk.”
Aluminum costs spiked after President Donald Trump imposed 10 percent tariffs on aluminum imports. Now MillerCoors is working to cut costs.
Embattled NBC News Chairman Andy Lack is facing the boot from the once-prestigious news division over his mishandling of a series of scandals
Health experts say the hot weather may also have helped cause a steep increase in syphilis because people are more sexually active when it is sunny.
Barr, an enthusiastic supporter of President Trump, had a long history of making racist and conspiratorial comments before that tweet cost her the show.
Today, a growing number of Americans not only accept fat in their diets, but many are even following regimens like the ketogenic diet that are up to 80 percent fat. But is this healthy?
“When an audience laughed, I felt fulfilled,” Mr. Simon wrote.
He was described (and described himself) as a charmer, a wise guy, an underachiever, a warrior, a hero, a coward, a straight-talker, a shape-shifter and, perhaps more than any label, a maverick.
Why did the White House pressure the Senate to kill a bill that would bolster the nation’s defenses against election interference?
“Truth is truth,” Todd said.
“No, no, it isn’t truth,” Giuliani replied. “Truth isn’t truth.”
Reporters Without Borders moved the United States down four notches in its World Press Freedom Index between 2016 and 2018, mainly because of Trump’s open hostility toward the people who cover him. But far from undermining freedom of the press, the president’s fulminations have proven its durability.
Former fixer pleads guilty to fraud and campaign finance charges and says hush money payments to women were directed by Trump
Manafort was found guilty of five counts of tax fraud charges, one charge of hiding foreign bank accounts, and two counts of bank fraud. In total, the guilty counts could carry a lengthy prison sentence for Manafort, who is 69 years old.
The racist statue was given to the university by the United Daughters of the Confederacy in 1909. It was erected in 1913.
More than 1 million people have fled to relief camps in the Indian state of Kerala to escape devastating monsoon floods that have killed more than 410 people, as a huge international aid operation gathered pace.
If you tell the truth and have nothing to hide, there won’t be any problems. That sounds like the kind of advice you’d give to a 10-year old facing the school principal. Unfortunately for Americans, this is what the president of the United States is now pondering, and he said that a meeting with investigators would be a trap.
“He withheld the truth. There’s no excuse,” said Petri, who wore a “Flint Lives Matter” shirt. “He could have changed hundreds of lives.”
His presence outraged the Jewish community and there were frequent protests over the years, including chants such as: “Your neighbor is a Nazi!”
SodaStream was in the spotlight several years ago when critics called for a boycott over a factory it had in the West Bank, despite employing many Palestinians. It has since closed that factory and relocated to a much larger facility in southern Israel.
Trump’s action will result in the release of more soot and smog-forming chemicals that will kill up to 1,400 Americans a year by 2030, EPA documents show. It will also cause an extra 40,000 cases of worsening asthma and 60,000 lost school days by 2030.
The Tesla founder acknowledged that the past year has been the “most difficult and painful” time in his career – but what brought him there?
The Mayor of one town said that when Dollar General comes, it’s not so much an opportunity as it is a diagnosis.
In addition to the publisher of the racist website, several longtime associates of the president also attended the private party at Kudlow’s home.
A cellphone recording that captured the March 1, 2015, shooting, which took place on a Sunday morning in broad daylight, was viewed millions of times around the world. Keunang, a native of Cameroon with a history of mental illness, was shot five times on the sidewalk outside his tent in the middle of skid row.
At first, it seemed like an isolated incident. But then officials acknowledged they knew of at least seven other shooting reports in the same rustic area in the last two years.
Of all the places to discover a lost city, this pleasing little community seems an unlikely candidate.
“We don’t want to attract only people who want to drink daiquiris or go to a strip club,” Nungesser said. “We want to attract families from all over the world.”
Animal crackers, long depicted behind bars in iconic packaging that resembled circus boxcars, are going cage-free.
Facebook has begun to assign its users a reputation score, predicting their trustworthiness on a scale from zero to one.
Three men face more than 1,400 counts each of sexually abusing animals at a Pennsylvania farm.
Tuesday’s mission was the most arduous for the 100 people involved because it required shepherding out the weakest and smallest of the boys.
The parents asked the judge to tell them the whereabouts of the five children, aged between eight and 16, who had been separated from them upon crossing the border, but the judge would not tell them anything.
So much of what Monsanto has worked to keep secret is coming out.
Analysts also warned that the tax cut was designed to benefit the wealthiest Americans, including Trump personally.
But it has nonetheless proven popular among Republicans whom presumably don’t like to think about things like facts, but instead rely on their gut instincts.
The largest US automaker said that overly broad tariffs could lead to a smaller GM, a reduced presence at home and abroad for this iconic American company, and risk less – not more – US jobs.
Love is in the air in the great state of Texas.
Trump sounded like a jilted lover when he tweeted: “I’ve done so much for you, and then this… We won’t forget, and neither will your customers or your now very HAPPY competitors!”
It’s not totally clear what the president meant when he said he’s done “so much for” Harley-Davidson.
In his Fox News interview Sunday, Trump dismissed the idea that Harley’s decision had something to do with his tariffs.
Because of Trump’s inconsistent track record in business, which included multiple bankruptcy filings and frequent lawsuits, most other major banks would not lend to him. Deutsche Bank loaned Trump millions under the direction of Justice Kennedy’s son.
There is little doubt that the Trump Administration will nominate — and force through — another extremely conservative justice like Neil Gorsuch. And that’s not just bad news for the LGBTQ community. It will most likely set back women’s rights, voting rights, and every marginalized group in this nation who relies upon the Supreme Court to live up to those four words etched into the building’s western pediment: “Equal Justice Under Law.”
A racist Trump commentator recently pardoned by Trump repeatedly tweeted #burnthejews and #bringbackslavery
DeVos made it clear the commission isn’t going to focus on guns. How can you possibly talk about school safety and ending school shootings without discussing guns and the role they play?
A number of companies have already reported that the trade war has already forced them to hike prices.
When you think about “the best and the brightest,” the people you want to govern America, Trump, along with his cast of incompetent misfits on his cabinet, don’t even come close. They represent the worst of the worst, and are causing America to be flushed into the basement of history.
For many years, cannabis was an accepted part of society. And the reasons it became illegal and stigmatized have some very dark motivations.
Prosecutors issued a subpoena to the National Enquirer’s publisher for records pertaining to a $150,000 payment made to Karen McDougal, a former Playboy model who has said she had an affair with Donald Trump.
Whether Trump is ignorant of the truth that it was his administration that created this policy of separating children from their families, or if he is just a very adept liar, is unclear.
Murdoch, the executive chairman of Fox, said: “We remain convinced that the combination of Fox’s iconic assets, brands and franchises with Disney’s will create one of the greatest, most innovative companies in the world.”
A judge in Germany ordered that Stadler be remanded in custody, it said, to prevent him from obstructing or hindering the diesel investigation.
Markets dropped across the world after Trump threatened to impose $200bn more in levies on Chinese goods.
When the attorney general used scripture to justify closing our borders, he operated from a playbook that uses religion to enslave, capture, and murder under the name of God.
Trump said: “When it comes to defending America, it is not enough to merely have an American presence in space. We must have American dominance in space. So important.”
The Trump administration had been signaling its intention to leave the council for some months, but the announcement came while the US itself is under intense criticism for its own human rights, because of the administration’s policy of forcibly separating young children from their parents when apprehended on the Mexican border.
The administration’s current family separation policy is an affront to the decency of the American people, and contrary to principles and values upon which our nation was founded. The administration has the power to rescind this policy. It should do so now.
The displacement of working-class and low-income Latino families in the shadow of Facebook’s behemoth campus, which is undergoing a major expansion, offers a stark illustration of California’s housing crisis and expanding income inequality. By many measures, the tech industry has in recent years exacerbated the crisis of evictions, homelessness and poverty.
As is customary in this stomach-turning charade, the men in power remain defiant. Or say nothing at all. Or quote the Bible.
Photographer John Moore, whose viral image of a weeping two-year-old girl at the US border has become the potent symbol of the outrage over Donald Trump’s controversial “zero tolerance” policy.
Gwyneth Paltrow is not just one of the dumbest celebrities in the world, she is also one of the most dangerous. She continually promotes “alternative” health ideas that lack scientific evidence and could cause serious harm.
As the Chicago Tribune moves out of its home of more than 90 years, it is only natural to worry about the newspaper’s fate.
“There’s one party trying to give people health care, and the other party is trying to take it away. It really is that simple…”
He accepted that he didn’t already know everything, he assumed that he might make a mistake, he went into every encounter believing that people had something to teach him, and the world.
The entrepreneur has responded to negative headlines by lashing out at the news media and individual journalists.
The White House is talking up Trump’s accomplishments – but as usual, many of the president’s claims are misleading or wrong.
40 million Americans live in poverty. Think about that.
Trump’s aggressive policies are sending the country toward greater inequality: Life span is now shorter in the USA, and millions live a life of absolute deprivation once associated with 3rd world nations.
America is now in steep decline.
Despite initially saying she would be quitting Twitter after posting a negative and racially charged comment about former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett, the star returned Tuesday and let loose on social media.
The medication guide that comes with every bottle of Ambien lists potential activities that may occur under the influence of the drug. It does not mention Twitter outbursts or racism.
The bill would make it easier for consumers to sue companies that haven’t put adequate safeguards in place.
A new survey of the island’s residents contradicts government findings and reports a much higher death toll from Hurricane Maria than previously stated —putting it on par with one of the worst natural disasters in American history.
The first daughter claims to be a mother first while the president screams nonsense about gangs and rips children from their parents.
Elections officials across the state are taking unprecedented steps to secure voting systems in the face of warnings from federal homeland security experts and members of Congress that Florida is a likely target of more intrusions in the 2018 election.
A vaccine could add years to the lives of people with the aggressive form of brain cancer
“The internal correspondence supports that Monsanto has long been aware of the risk that its glyphosate-based herbicides are carcinogenic… but has continuously sought to influence the scientific literature to prevent its internal concerns from reaching the public sphere.”
Interview magazine, the famous art, fashion, entertainment and pop culture journal of downtown New York founded by Andy Warhol in 1969, has closed down
When the reporter asked to speak to an EPA public affairs representative, the security guards grabbed the reporter by the shoulders and shoved her forcibly out of the EPA building.
She confided that on her wedding night, her husband cut her open with a knife so he could consummate their marriage.
The teenager is among thousands of forced marriage victims believed to be living as modern-day slaves in Britain.
Unfortunately, there are millions of Americans that are suffering. And the republicans have learned that if you tell this growing group of downtrodden that you will solve their problems, they will vote for you, despite the mountains of evidence that demonstrate that the republican’s policies will hurt these people even more, and transfer gigantic sums of money from those with less to the very rich. In other words, the republicans depend on American’s stupidity.
A network of radical conservative think-tanks spanning all 50 states is planning direct marketing campaigns targeted personally at union members to encourage them to quit. The secret push, the group hopes, could cost unions up to a fifth of their 7 million members, lead to the loss of millions of dollars in income and undermine a cornerstone of the American middle-class.
The group is funded by such billionaire conservative donors as the Koch brothers and the Walton Family Foundation that stems from the Walmart fortune.
According to the product description for the “Bum Rip High Waisted Skinny Jean,” the idea is to “flaunt some skin” with these “seriously on point” jeans.
This is a violent escalation that was foretold, the result of a deliberate upturning of international conventions. It is the US presidency striking a match and throwing it into the tinderbox of Jerusalem.
At least 52 people have been killed and 2,400 wounded, but President Donald Trump hailed the occasion in a video message.
One might expect the administrator of the nation’s chief drug enforcement agency to be aware of at least some of the data that conclusively demonstrates that access to cannabis leads to decreases in opioid abuse.
But Patterson claimed ignorance of the studies, including the highly publicized study in the Journal of the American Medical Association finding that medical cannabis regulation is associated with declines in overall opioid-related mortality, including heroin overdose deaths.
Overall, the number of STD cases has been climbing in the U. S. In 2016, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported more than 2 million cases of syphilis, chlamydia or gonorrhea—the highest ever recorded, with California near the top.
People are now committed more to their political tribes than the truth… the only thing more dangerous than dishonest politicians who have no respect for the law is a chorus of enablers who defend their every lie.
With homelessness rising and shelter beds scarce, healthcare facilities are accused of abandoning people in Skid Row following treatment.
“I had what I thought was a very happy marriage. I loved my life.”
AT&T confirmed it paid Cohen’s company Essential Consultants $200,000 for “insights into understanding the new administration” beginning in early 2017, when Trump was inaugurated.
Discovery Wildlife Park in Alberta faces two charges stemming from taking a bear out for ice cream.
Revelations of potentially illegal influence peddling exposed.
During his presidential election campaign, Trump vowed to authorize waterboarding and “a hell of a lot worse.”
By withdrawing from the JCPOA, Trump hastens the possibility of three disparate but similarly cataclysmic events: an Iranian war, an Iranian bomb, or the implosion of the Iranian regime.
Remember Iran-Contra? A number of top government officials were convicted, including North, national security advisors John Poindexter and Robert MacFarlane, as well as assistant secretary of state Elliot Abrams.
Actually, this is not a joke. It just seems like one.
Eighteen House Republicans have nominated Donald Trump for the 2019 Nobel peace prize.
A mining industry spokesman said uranium mining does not pose any threat to either the environment or visitor experience. However, it is well known and documented that uranium mining renders the land and water poisoned and unapproachable for thousands of years.
The disclosure contradicts Trump’s own firm statement, made on Air Force One last month, that he had no knowledge of his private lawyer Michael Cohen having paid Daniels the $130,000 sum.
They have noxious skin secretions, lay their eggs in bird baths and fish ponds, can clog plumbing, and cause power outages by short-circuiting utility switches where they seek refuge
FCC chairman Ajit Pai, Donald Trump’s appointee, has not criticized the idea of three national carriers rather than four, as his Obama-appointed predecessor did, despite analysis that shows consumer prices will go up and 20,000 American jobs will be lost.
Gibson, the makers of rock’s favorite guitars, has filed for bankruptcy protection citing a “devastating” financial fall.
The incident took place two days after Bornstein, who had been Trump’s New York doctor for more than 35 years, revealed that he had prescribed Propecia, a drug to combat hair loss in men.
In the report, they claim credit for high-profile wins such as the repeal of the clean power plan, the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, and the US withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement.
Amid a growing public reckoning with sexual assault and discrimination prompted by the #MeToo movement, the Cosby trial took on broad social overtones.
Citing a reduction in consumer demand and product profitability, Ford is not investing into the next generation sedans.
The problem with smart people, particularly smart progressives, is that their mix of intelligence and sensibility requires them to believe that tribalism isn’t to be managed or harnessed but, rather, overcome.
Haspel’s ascent is a perfect example what is wrong with the Trump administration: Instead of facing a criminal investigation and sanctions for her alleged role in overseeing torture, she has been showered with accolades.
Officials “exhibited gross negligence” by failing to alert the public about the legionnaires’ outbreak, leading to the death of at least one person. “Everyone has to die of something,” the Director of Michigan’s Department of Health and Human Services reportedly said.
New felony charge is in addition to previous charges of secretly taking and transmitting a photo of a nude woman with whom he was having an extramarital affair for the purpose of blackmail.
Wells Fargo has agreed to pay $1bn to settle claims tied to its auto insurance, mortgage and other financial products in what is the largest fine levied against a major bank so far in the Trump administration.
The federal lawsuit alleges that Trump campaign officials conspired with Russia to hurt Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton
The 35-year-old was arrested for her role as a co-conspirator in a sex cult called Nxivm, which is being prosecuted for sex trafficking and forced labor
The baboons rolled a 55-gallon barrel up against the wall of their open-air yard to make their escape, then headed into town.
Today, the USA is held hostage by the ultra rich, and they have conspired to use every available mechanism to enrich themselves.
Scientists have created a mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic drinks bottles – by accident. The breakthrough could help solve the global plastic pollution crisis by enabling for the first time the full recycling of bottles.
However, the enzyme may also bloom out of control and literally consume the entire planet.
Before Trump, this pattern of personal of self-enrichment was a characteristic of third-world autocrats rather than the president of the United States.
Diamonds found in the Nubian desert in Sudan were formed deep inside a “lost planet” that once circled the sun.
The vending industry has gone through a revolution in recent years. But some of these machines are just awful.
We are unveiling the 3 worst ideas in vending. Read ‘em and weep… or just laugh.
Pam is a woman that wears many hats, and we mean that literally. Known for often donning a motorcycle helmet and cruising the byways of the Arizona desert, Donner has an amazing array of business and personal interests.
Donald Trump declared an “attack on our country in a true sense” was under way after FBI agents conducted a raid on the office of his longtime personal attorney, Michael Cohen, on Monday.
Set up the wrong conditions through constant work and we can accomplish little. Set up the right conditions and there is probably little we can’t do.
For a generation used to swiping right for love, these networking apps are a natural fit.
Sinclair is the biggest owner of local TV in the US, and may soon reach 72% of American households if a proposed $4bn takeover of a rival is approved by federal regulators. It is accused by critics of having a conservative bias, which it denies.
The small town’s elected leaders voted unanimously to ban many types of semiautomatic firearms they labeled “assault weapons,” thrusting the quiet village into the national debate over gun control.
Beginning with the Gingrich radicals who took over the House in 1994, the modern Republican party has been willing to exploit the constitution’s design flaws and the constitutional order’s reliance on informal understandings between political actors to sabotage the functioning of Congress, destroy the Obama presidency, and seize vastly more power than the American people would otherwise have granted it.
Who could be accessing your camera and microphone? Just apps like WhatsApp, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
New legislation and the shutdown of personal ads on on popular websites drive workers on to the streets
In outburst of tweets on the Christian religion’s holiest holiday, Trump dashes any lingering hope of a deal to protect undocumented migrants who arrived in the US as children. Then he went to church.
The Chinese response could end up hurting American business owners, ranchers and farmers, many of whom are from regions that voted for Mr Trump in 2016.
The dispute, which could have far-reaching implications for the entire software industry, has divided Silicon Valley for years between those who develop the code that makes software steps function and those who develop software programs and say their “fair use” of the code is an exception to copyright law.
Federal prosecutors allege the leader of an elusive US self-help group oversaw a “slave and master” system in his group called Nxivm, where female members were expected to have sex with him and were branded with his symbol.
The US Geological Survey says that it doesn’t track the number of sinkholes, which is odd, but did say, “Clearly the activities of man have played a significant role in both increasing the number of sinkholes and affecting their subsidence rates.”
An undercover investigation reveals how Cambridge Analytica secretly manipulates elections across the world.
Bosses were filmed talking about using bribes, ex-spies, fake IDs and sex workers.
The company allegedly illegally obtained confidential information from Facebook, sent prostitutes to opposition and secretly taped encounters, and tried to bribe opponents.
It’s one thing when thousands of homeless people line up in tents and sleep on cardboard boxes in skid row in downtown Los Angeles. It’s something entirely different when the homeless are shipped off to wealthy communities in ritzy Orange County.
Federal Election Commission reports show that the NRA spent at least $1 million on ads and campaigns supporting Rubio’s presidential bid in 2015 and 2016. Rubio is hopeful the NRA support will help his reelection bid, but he shouldn’t hold his breath.
As users continue to delete their Facebook accounts in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, a number are discovering that the social network holds far more data about them than they expected, including complete logs of incoming and outgoing calls and SMS messages.
Kudlow delivered an amazing series of bum steers as the years rolled by. And now, as if in recognition of his dreadful lifetime achievements, he is to be appointed director of the National Economic Council.
Gun violence in the US is now a leading cause of death, according to the CDC.
Americans are more likely to die from gun violence than the combined risks of drowning, fire and smoke, stabbing, choking on food, airplane crashes, animal attacks, and natural disasters.
“The only way to solve the drug problem is through toughness,” Trump said in remarks he echoed on Monday. However, most experts agree that criminal penalties and “toughness” is not a way to solve drug problems. Recall the Nixon and Reagan administration’s War on Drugs, which were utter failures.
China’s first space station is plummeting back to Earth. If it hits a population center, the impact may be catastrophic.
A breakthrough by Australian scientists has brought the introduction of an unlikely hero in the global fight against antibiotic resistance: the humble platypus.
Uber is trying to force women who say they were sexually assaulted by drivers to resolve their claims behind closed doors rather than in the courts, a move that critics say silences victims and shields the company from public scrutiny.
New York sends its sewage to other states to avoid dumping it in the sea – but it has plagued residents of Southern U.S. towns with a terrible stench.
In Alabama, the avalanche of sewage causes concern over the environmental risks faced by residents, particularly the impoverished and people of color.
Crews shut down the pipeline on Thursday morning and activated emergency response procedures after a drop in pressure was detected resulting from the leak. The cause of the leak is being investigated.
At least three women reported sexual assault or rape by male co-workers, including a female intern who alleged rape by a male intern, reported the rape to the police as well as her supervisor and HR, and yet was forced to work alongside her accused rapist.
Heated debates over the safety – or lack thereof – of this popular pesticide have spanned the globe and sparked propaganda warfare with each side claiming the other has misrepresented the scientific record. Cancer victims allege Monsanto has “ghost” written research reviews, unduly influenced regulators and created front groups to falsely claim glyphosate safety. Monsanto, meanwhile, asserts multiple studies by international scientists are flawed and politically motivated, and says industry studies demonstrate the product is safe when used as intended.
About 16% of Harley’s sales are to Europe, and the company has warned that in addition to the effects of metal import tariffs in driving up manufacturing costs, “a punitive, retaliatory tariff on Harley-Davidson motorcycles in any market would have a significant impact on our sales, our dealers, their suppliers and our customers”.
Tillerson cannot simply blame his obviously inept boss for his misery because he clearly castrated himself. In two successive budgets, he presided over the systematic dismantling of the diplomatic machinery he was supposed to be operating.
For many Los Angeles politicians, getting into the hottest show in town was much easier. Instead of making them line up outside the theater, the Pantages came to them, offering each one a coveted pair of tickets to opening night. The theater is owned by the same company that heavily lobbied the city three years ago to keep a lucrative contract after a city commission recommended handing it to rival company Live Nation.
Trapped in the rigid structure of diamonds formed deep in the Earth’s crust, scientists have discovered a form of water ice that was not previously known to occur naturally on our planet.
Flippy the burger-flipping robot that started work this week in a California restaurant has been forced to take a break because it was too slow.
Study authors said most intimately connected brands generate billions more in revenue and profits compared to those that have less of an intimate connection with customers.