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Trump might finally be starting to scare GOP senators as much as he’s scaring the rest of the planet

In anticipation of Donald Trump’s Global Chaos Tour a couple of days ago I told everyone to get ready, because it was going to be wild. Upon his …

Paul Ryan Unaware Constitution Lets Congress Override Presidential Veto

Asked by reporters if the chamber he leads would introduce a bill to scale back the president’s power to levy tariffs, House Speaker Paul Ryan …

At NATO, Trump claims allies make new defense spending commitments after he upends summit

BRUSSELS — President Trump jolted a NATO summit on Thursday with a last-minute demand that leaders immediately pour billions into their military budgets, raising questions about his commitment to the alliance, before he reiterated that the United States would still fight on behalf of its Western …

Military Spending

Here's How 'Cadet Bone Spurs' Dishonors Our Troops

The Defense Department is harming national security by discharging immigrants and rebuffing transgender volunteersBack in the 1960s, with the war in …

How Trump is pocketing our money, visualized

America’s top public servant is using his office to get rich.<p>Donald Trump promised to “drain the swamp” and stop corrupt elites from profiteering off the hard work of We The People. As this infographic shows, he’s doing the opposite.<p><i>ProPublica</i> used publicly available data to determine exactly how …

How To Write A Suspense Novel

So you want to know how to write a suspense novel. I could tease you with this, play out the line, dangle the carrot tantalizingly in front of you. …

Writing

5 Ways To Grow Your Side Podcast Into A Six-Figure Business

At first glance, podcasting may not seem like the most enticing (or lucrative) side hustle idea.<p>After all, it clearly requires a fair amount of work and the right recording equipment just to get your podcast up and running. That combination of time and financial investment can be a lot to handle …

Mitch McConnell Just Tossed a Grenade into the 2018 Midterm Race

The devious majority leader killed two bothersome birds with a single stone.<p>Last July, as Senate Republicans struggled to pass workable health-care legislation, <b>Donald Trump</b> made his opinion clear: no bill, no break. “Inaction is not an option. And frankly, I don’t think we should leave town unless …

G7 Summit Off to a Great Start as Trump Accuses Canada of Burning Down the White House

That’ll help already-strained relations!<p>Last week, in all his infinite wisdom, <b>Donald Trump</b> decided to alienate the U.S.’s most important allies more than he already has by slapping steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada, Mexico, and the European Union on dubious “national security” grounds. As …

The Christian Right’s bizarre plan to destroy civil rights laws by trolling

We have entered the stupid phase of the war on LGBTQ rights.<p>The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), a religious right law firm that litigated the …

This 1 Practice Immediately Reduces Stress (and Improves Self-Awareness)

Give this a try next time you need to clear your head.<p>Some stress is good.<p>An appropriate amount of stress helps you achieve peak performance. It gives you the extra boost you need to overcome laziness and focus on the task at hand.<p>Take a job interview, for example. If you don't have any stress or …

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

Kevin Smith Ate Only Potatoes For 9 Days And Lost 17 Pounds

Long Story Short<p>Kevin Smith nearly died after a heart attack, so he's trying to lose weight — but his method is pretty unorthodox and probably dangerous.<p>Long Story<p>In late February, <i>Clerks</i> Director Kevin Smith shared a shocking photo on Instagram. There he was, hooked up to an IV, staring at the …

Decades Ago, Roseanne Got the Working Class Right. Can It Do the Same in the Age of Trump?

In its first run, Roseanne turned tired stereotypes about blue-collar families on their heads. Now, the show’s ABC revival might lead to another tipping point—if tricky politics don’t muck things up.<p>In 1988, Dan Conner made a promise to his wife, Roseanne. “Just think: when you and I are retired, …

House Republicans said Russia didn’t try to help Trump win the election. Now they’re backtracking.

Republicans may be bowing to public pressure.<p>Two days ago, the Republican leadership of the House Intelligence Committee made a startling claim: The US intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia tried to help President Trump win the White House was flatly wrong.<p>Now leading GOP members of the …

Why Reading Books Should Be Your Priority, According to Science

You're not doing yourself any favors if you're in the 26 percent of American adults who haven't read even part of a book within the past year.<p>More than a quarter--26 percent--of American adults admit to not having read even part of a book within the past year. That's according to statistics coming …

Pew Research Center

Stephen Hawking in his own words: 'Soon, we may have to humbly accept that our three dimensional universe is one of many'

<b>This article was originally published on the Telegraph on February 26 2008.</b><p>It was precisely 20 years ago that I wrote a book that became a sensation. A Brief History of Time sold more than 10 million copies - something I mention not in order to brag, but because it underlines the deep fascination …

The mood inside the White House is the worst it's ever been, with staffers calling it 'the most toxic working environment on the planet'

White House staffers are describing an anxious mood there amid rumors of another wave of firings, with one official calling it "the most toxic working environment on the planet," the news website Axios reported Wednesday .<p>"Usually tough times bring people together," the official told Axios. "But …

Donald Trump

Corporations Stop Pretending to Help Workers, Go Back to Enriching Themselves

The honeymoon phase of Trump’s tax plan is officially over.<p>When Republicans were selling their tax plan last year, they insisted that despite the fact that it sure <i>looked</i> like the vast majority of the benefits were weighted toward corporate America, in reality it was the common man who would come …

Supreme Court rules non-citizens can be detained indefinitely

<b>Justices Alito, Roberts, Thomas and Breyer (AP/Reuters)</b><p>The Supreme Court’s ruling even applies to immigrants with permanent legal status and those who are seeking asylum<p>Matthew Rozsa<p>February 27, 2018 8:51pm (UTC)<p>The Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that immigrants lacking U.S. citizenship who have …

Ben Carson punished employee who wouldn’t give $5,000 for office chair: report

<b>Ben Carson (Getty/Brendan Smialowski)</b><p>A complaint filed by a former top HUD official alleges she was ousted by a Trump appointee over redecorations<p>Charlie May<p>February 27, 2018 3:42pm (UTC)<p>The Department of Housing and Urban Development is the latest agency under President Donald Trump to come under …

Scientists have detected an acceleration in sea level rise | John Abraham

Faster melting of ice sheets is speeding up sea level rise<p>As humans emit heat-trapping gases like carbon dioxide, the planet warms, and over time consequences become more apparent. Some of the consequences we are familiar with – for instance, rising temperatures, melting ice, and rising sea levels. …

A wild dispute between a Panamanian hotel owner and the Trump Organization could have huge implications for the president

There's a wild battle going on in Panama between the owner of the local Trump International Hotel and the Trump Organization.<p>On Monday, that battle led to Panama's federal prosecutors promising to open a probe into the Trump Organization. If the investigation does begin, would mark the first time a …

‘Tapping’ is the latest self-care trend that might just transform your life – but what exactly is it?

Everybody's talking about EFT<p><i>Words by Kim Marshall</i><p>EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), otherwise known as ‘tapping’, is a complementary therapy which …

Facebook censors 30,000 year-old Venus of Willendorf as 'pornographic'

Cases of art censorship on Facebook continue to surface. The latest work deemed “pornographic” is the 30,000 year-old nude statue famously known as …

21 Low-Cost Ways to Make Money from Home

Startup costs can be a real barrier to getting up and running, so here are some work ideas that cost little to no money to consider.<p>Startup costs for training, schooling or equipment can be a real barrier for many people who want to make money from home and are limited to what they already have in …

Employment

In Russia probes, Republicans draw red line at Trump's finances

<b>(CNN) —</b> Top Republicans on Capitol Hill have made a concerted decision in their Russia inquiries: They are staying away from digging into the finances of President Donald Trump and his family.<p>Six Republican leaders of key committees told CNN they see little reason to pursue those lines of inquiry …

Deutsche Bank

How to Make Friends as an Adult — and Why It's Important

Anyone who’s ever made room for a big milestone of adult life–a job, a marriage, a move–has likely shoved a friendship to the side. After all, there …

Trump Signs Bill Revoking Obama-Era Gun Checks for People With Mental Illnesses

President Donald Trump quietly signed a bill into law Tuesday rolling back an Obama-era regulation that made it harder for people with mental illnesses to purchase a gun.<p>The rule, which was finalized in December, added people receiving Social Security checks for mental illnesses and people deemed …

Guns