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Exclusive: Mueller's team questions Russian oligarch about payments to Cohen

<b>(CNN) —</b> Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigators have questioned a Russian oligarch about hundreds of thousands of dollars in payments his company's US affiliate made to President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, after the election, according to a source familiar with the …

civics

Trump Angered by 7th Circuit Rebuke on Sanctuary Cities

Last week, the Trump administration got a pointed lecture about the separation of powers and a reminder of what conservative jurisprudence actually …

At warp speed: Can we be an interstellar species?

The Future of Humanity<p>Author: Michio Kaku<br>• Publisher: Doubleday<br>• Price: Rs 519 (Hardcover)<p>What is the future of humanity? Will climate change and …

Determined to Hurt Bezos, Trump Orders the Post Office to Crack Down on Amazon

With an executive order aimed at a political rival, Trump embraces banana republicanism.<p>After agitating for weeks over ways to make Amazon pay higher postage rates, <b>Donald Trump</b> has demanded a sweeping overhaul of the U.S. Postal Service’s business model. In an executive order Thursday, Trump called …

Why Trump Is Panicking

The raids on his attorney’s files are extremely dangerous for the president.<p>“Attorney-client privilege is dead,” according to President Donald Trump, who unleashed an angry Twitter tirade this week in response to search warrants executed at the office, home and hotel room of his personal attorney, …

Donald Trump

Trump's smearing of Jill McCabe is an outrage we can't ignore

<b>(CNN) —</b> We know the President isn't exactly a policy wonk, and that he plays fast and loose with the facts in favor of broad strokes intended to froth up his most loyal supporters. But he's also shown that he plays fast and loose with peoples' lives and livelihoods, and doesn't care who he ruins in …

Donald Trump

Inside the Decade-Long Russian Campaign to Infiltrate the NRA and Help Elect Trump

In November 2013, the president of the National Rifle Association, David Keene, was introduced as an honored guest at the conference of the Right to …

Russia

Andrew McCabe is taking on Trump. But we still don’t have the full story of his firing.

The former deputy FBI director’s new Washington Post op-ed is vague on a key point.<p>Former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe is speaking out. One week after being fired by President Trump’s Justice Department the day before he was set to retire, McCabe has written an op-ed in the Washington Post …

Donald Trump

America Takes the Next Step Toward Tyranny

Every now and again, when I find myself buried in the latest blizzard of invariably disturbing news emanating from the Trump White House, I go back …

Political Science

“Trump Is Stirring the Pot”: The Hot-Button Supreme Court Case That Could Explode the Culture Wars

As Trump stokes the fears of his evangelical supporters, and Pence placates the most hardened elements of the far right, a new case is likely to presage the next front in the battle over religious liberty and free speech.<p>Kelsey knew something was wrong when the woman who had just administered her …

Dear Dana Loesch: How Do You Sleep at Night?

An open letter to the NRA’s top apologist: You are contemptible. You don’t scare me, and neither do your sick fans.<p>Dear Dana,<p>I live with my family in …

We finally know the purpose of the mysterious Seychelles meeting between Russians and Trump associates

<i>Sign up for the latest Russia investigation updates here.</i><p>Special counsel Robert Mueller has reportedly gathered enough evidence to conclude that the January 2017 meeting between an associate of President Donald Trump, a Russian banker, and a representative of the United Arab Emirates in the …

Impeachment Time Is Here As Trump Friends Warn Of Presidential Madness

Trump’s own friends are worried about his well being as Republicans are describing the Trump White House as madness and warning that the Trump …

Before Trump Announced Tariffs, Icahn Sold Off Millions In Steel-Related Stocks

<b>Updated at 5:20 p.m. ET</b><p>A former adviser to President Trump sold off $31.3 million in stocks he owned in a steel-dependent company, just days before the president announced hefty tariffs on foreign-made steel.<p>Carl Icahn, a billionaire investor and Trump's former "special adviser to the president on …

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Code-red alert on Trump and Russia

From the summer of 2016 until today, I have repeatedly warned about the Russian attack against American democracy; the Russian attempt to elect …

17 WTF Items From Donald Trump’s Budget

Donald Trump has unveiled his budget for next year – a document no one expects to become law, but which signals the president’s moral and financial …

Jeff Sessions Let His Racism Peek Through a Little More Than He May Have Intended To

On Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions addressed a gathering of the nation’s sheriffs, where he once again committed to his job of making subtext …

I'm a Stanford professor accused of being part of a 'terrorist group'. McCarthyism is back | David Palumbo-Liu

I am used to receiving abusive messages and being publicly maligned. Now, however, attacks on me have reached troubling new heights<p>Today anyone can be accused of anything, without basis in fact or evidence, and that accusation can be instantly trumpeted over the airwaves unchecked by any …

Society

Confused Trump Tricked by Fox News Into Opposing His Own Surveillance Bill

During his morning Executive Time, President Trump took a well-deserved break from his long hours of document study to watch Fox News. The segment …

The Daily 202: Trump’s embrace of earmarks underscores the peril of a president who doesn’t know history

<b>Analysis</b> Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events

The psychiatrist who briefed Congress on Trump’s mental state: this is “an emergency”

The case for evaluating the president’s mental capacity — by force if necessary.<p>The longer Donald Trump is in office, the more he shocks and alarms us with his strange and extremely unpresidential behavior.<p>From the incoherent, fallacious interview he gave the New York Times on December 28 to …

Mental Health

Two Dozen Members of Congress Can’t Wait to Leave D.C. Here’s Why.

<b>A few months ago, Charlie Dent was taking a break</b> from his usual work for Pennsylvania’s 15th District—home of Hershey, and of a Crayola factory, and many of the Keystone State constituents who voted for Donald Trump—and talking to a politician from India, a country whose rough-and-tumble politics …

'It is time to stop chasing rabbits': Fusion GPS punches back at GOP critics in revealing op-ed

The cofounders of the opposition-research firm Fusion GPS defended themselves on Tuesday against what they characterized as attempts by President Donald Trump's allies in the media and Congress to "punish" Fusion for investigating Trump's ties to Russia.<p>Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch, two former …

The US has reached the last stage before collapse

In <i>The History of the Decline and Fall of The Roman Empire</i>, Edward Gibbon luridly evokes the Rome of 408 A.D., when the armies of the Goths prepared to descend upon the city.<p>The marks of imperial decadence appeared not only in grotesque displays of public opulence and waste, but also in the collapse …

Pastor Says Moore Dated Teenagers for Their 'Purity'

Alabama pastor Flip Benham, who recently appeared with U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore (R) at a campaign rally, told an Alabama radio station that …

The G.O.P.’s “Boil the Frog” Strategy to Save Trump

In foreign-policy circles, people sometimes talk about “boiling the frog”: when an enormously consequential outcome is achieved slowly, through tiny steps rather than one giant leap. North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear weapons is a classic example. The regime gradually improved its nuclear and rocket …

Trump Is Using DOJ Lawyers to Defend His Right to Profit From the Presidency

Donald Trump entered office with a globe-spanning business empire, a well-earned (and self-promoted) reputation for ruthless greed, and no …

Major Takeaways From Carter Page’s Congressional Interview on Russian Election Meddling

WASHINGTON — A congressional committee investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election released a transcript late Monday of a seven-hour interview lawmakers conducted last week behind closed doors with Carter Page, a former foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign.<p>Some details from the …

Newfound Wormhole Allows Information to Escape Black Holes

In 1985, when Carl Sagan was writing the novel <i>Contact</i>, he needed to quickly transport his protagonist Dr. Ellie Arroway from Earth to the star Vega. …

DARPA's new brain device increases learning speed by 40%

Cheap and Non-Invasive<p>New research funded by the U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) has successfully …

The Brain