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There Was No Big Bang Singularity

Almost everyone has heard the story of the Big Bang. But if you ask anyone, from a layperson to a cosmologist, to finish the following sentence, “In the beginning, there was…” you’ll get a slew of different answers. One of the most common ones is “a singularity,” which refers to an instant where …

Universe

How To Fix Stagnant Wages: Dump The World's Dumbest Idea

We’re all drunks looking under the lamppost.”<br>—Aviv Nevo, professor of economics, University of Pennsylvania, speaking at the European Central Bank’s annual gathering of leading economists in Sintra, Portugal.<p>Today’s <i>New York Times</i> tells us that wages should be rising, since we live in a world in …

Economics

This Former British Spy Exposed the Russian Hackers

On Friday, July 13, the Justice Department charged 12 Russian military intelligence officials with hacking Democratic National Committee (DNC) email …

Hillary Clinton

Israel Aids Evacuation of Hundreds of ‘White Helmets’ and Families in Syria

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Israel has facilitated the evacuation of hundreds of rescue workers, known as the White Helmets, and their families from an embattled pocket of southern Syria, helping them to travel through Israeli-held territory to reach Jordan, Israeli and Jordanian officials said on Sunday.<p>The …

Middle East

Calling my fellow Republicans: Trump is clearly unfit to remain in office

President Trump’s disgraceful performance in Helsinki, Finland, and in the days since is an indication that he is not fit to remain in office. Trump’s 2016 “America First” platform might be more aptly named “Russia First” after the disaster that occurred last week.<p>Trump’s turn toward Russia is …

Donald Trump

Trump-Russia: FBI believed Carter Page 'collaborated and conspired' with Moscow

The Trump administration has released documents related to the surveillance of the former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, as part of an investigation into whether he colluded with Russia to undermine the 2016 US presidential election.<p>A surveillance application filed by the FBI in October 2016, …

Donald Trump

2,000-year-old sarcophagus set to be opened in Egypt - and people are panicking

Scientists and archaeologists have discovered a 2,000-year-old sarcophagus.<p>The granite structure was unearthed in Egypt - and remains unopened.<p>But …

Here are all the Republican leaders and conservative activists Maria Butina met

And is this the unnamed American who helped Russia infiltrate the NRA?<p>Monday’s bombshell Department of Justice complaint accusing Maria Butina, a …

Senate Investigators May Have Found a Missing Piece in the Russia Probe

An ex-congressman allegedly has ties to the Trump campaign—as well as to powerful figures in Russia and Ukraine. Finding out what he knows is crucial, a top Democrat in the Senate says.<p><i>Updated June 8, 2018 at 5:28 p.m. ET</i><p>An ex-congressman has attracted scrutiny from the Senate Judiciary Committee, …

Russia

EXCLUSIVE: Former Fox News reporter says Russians colluded with Trump campaign through Roger Stone

New book details Russians' decisive role in making Trump's campaign messages go viral.<p>In a series of exclusive interviews, former Fox News Channel …

Giuliani: Under constitution, Trump could shoot Comey and not be indicted

By John Wagner<p>, Reporter<p>President Trump’s lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani reportedly said Sunday that Trump could shoot former FBI director James B. Comey in the Oval Office and still not be indicted for it while still serving as president.<p>The HuffPost reported that Giuliani, a former federal …

Trump is awakening and emboldening Americans with anti-democratic ideals, research shows

A new study finds that what once hid quietly in the dark psyche of some Americans is becoming unleashed in the Trump era.<p>For all the horrible things …

Obamacare premiums to rise an average of 15% next year, says CBO

<b>(CNN) —</b> Obamacare rates are going up next year.<p>The premium for the benchmark Obamacare silver plan is projected to jump an average of 15% next year, according to a Congressional Budget Office report released Wednesday.<p>The increase is being driven in large part because people will no longer be …

Jake Tapper lists conspiracy theories spread by Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump has in recent days turned reporting that a confidential FBI source met with some of his campaign officials into a full-blown unsubstantiated conspiracy theory that the "deep state" secretly implanted a political spy into his 2016 campaign.<p>The President tweeted that it …

Democratic leaders face pressure to counter Trump’s attacks on Mueller’s Russia investigation

By Sean Sullivan<p>, Reporter<p>David Weigel<p>, Reporter<p>Josh Dawsey<p>, White House reporter<p>President Trump and his allies on Wednesday ramped up their attacks on the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, as Democratic leaders faced growing pressure to defend the legitimacy of special …

Donald Trump

Pelosi, Schumer want Democrats included in FBI informant meeting

Democratic congressional leaders Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Chuck Schumer on Wednesday urged the FBI and Justice Department to include top lawmakers …

Democratic congressman confronts Pompeo over his hypocritical criticism of Hillary Clinton

"Where is the concern now on the other side of the aisle, of this administration about diplomatic security?"<p>Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY) slammed …

Stahl: Trump discredits media so no one will believe them

On Tuesday, Veteran CBS journalist Lesley Stahl shared her exchange with the President about why he keeps up those attacks.

Senator Jeff Flake to Harvard Law Grads: Trump ‘Debased’ Presidency

‘This is it, if you have been wondering what the bottom looks like.’<p>In highly charged and notably ominous terms, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) on Wednesday …

American farmers lose and Russia gains after China places record soybean order

American farmers are going to be feeling the very real effects of Donald Trump’s ill-advised trade war sooner than later as China begins placing …

Buzzfeed: During 2016 election, Trump negotiating for Trump Tower Moscow

Today, Buzzfeed News revealed that Michael Cohen's effort to develop a Trump Tower in Moscow during the election went on longer than he publicly …

How banks and the government keep track of suspicious financial activity

An obscure government database of suspicious financial activity was thrust into the spotlight Wednesday when the New Yorker’s Ronan Farrow reported …

Report: DeVos dismantles team probing fraud at for-profit colleges

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has largely disassembled a team created in 2016 by the Obama administration to look into widespread fraudulent …

Health Care

They voted for Trump as a jobs creator, now their businesses are in jeopardy

On the Eastern Shore of Maryland, the crabbing industry is facing a crisis as new H2B visa caps mean their crab-picking workforce, made up of mostly …

Michael Avenatti Drops Tweet Hinting At Evidence Trump Took Bribes From Foreign Nationals Before Inauguration

The revelation comes just days after Avenatti released records showing companies paying a secret corporation set up by Trump lawyer Michael …

‘This is going to come out’: Malcolm Nance says dossier was right about Trump committing ‘high crime’ of bribery

Nested in Christopher Steele’s dossier on President Donald Trump are two pieces of research that could spell the end of his presidency, whether …

Donald Trump

Thousands celebrate Fatima's miracle in central Portugal

The statue of Our Lady of Fatima is carried during a mass ceremony at the Fatima shrine in Fatima, central Portugal, on May 13, 2018. Thousands of pilgrims converged on the Fatima Sanctuary to celebrate the anniversary of Fatima's miracle when three shepherd children claimed to have seen the Virgin …

Trump's High-Pressure Economy

The Trump administration is abandoning conservative economic orthodoxy to create a tighter labor market.<p>Steve Mnuchin is not exactly a tribune of the people. A wealthy financier with a taste for the high life, he is better known for his glamorous spouse than for his commitment to public service. …

Economics

Treasury watchdog probes possible leak of Trump lawyer’s bank transactions

The Treasury Department's Inspector General is investigating whether confidential financial information related to President Donald Trump's longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen might have been leaked, IG spokesman Rich Delmar confirmed Wednesday.<p>The probe was launched after Michael Avenatti, …

White House intervenes in dispute between DOJ and House GOP

Reps. Gowdy and Nunes will be briefed tomorrow on their request for documents related to the Mueller probe.<p>The White House and Justice Department leaders are racing to defuse an ugly confrontation with House Republicans over access to sensitive documents connected to Special Counsel Robert …