Brian Pittman

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Fact check: Trump’s 100-day boasts

President Trump did a flurry of TV interviews and held a campaign-style rally to mark his first 100 days, and he left a trail of false, misleading and sometimes puzzling statements in his wake.<p>• Trump, who is seeking to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, falsely claimed that the …

Donald Trump

Why Wypipo Love the Confederacy, Explained

With the decision of Biloxi, Miss., to no longer fly the state flag, and cities across the country destroying monuments to the Confederacy, the …

Mexico’s Revenge

By antagonizing the U.S.’s neighbor to the south, Donald Trump has made the classic bully’s error: He has underestimated his victim.<p>Leer este artículo en español.<p>When Donald Trump first made sport of thumping Mexico—when he accused America’s neighbor of exporting rapists and “bad hombres,” when he …

Trump’s old tweets are becoming a minefield of hypocrisy

Over the last two weeks, President Trump has attacked Syria without congressional approval, ratcheted up the use of force in Afghanistan with a huge bomb, and moved to reverse the Obama administration's policy of releasing White House visitor logs.<p>Each of these actions runs completely counter to …

Donald Trump

Update: 10-foot-long great white shark stranded on Santa Cruz beach dies

<i>UPDATE: The stranded great white shark has died, reports ABC7 and NBC. Researchers believe the cause of death to be a hook caught in its mouth or a nervous system infection.</i><p><i>Original story:</i><p>A 10-foot-long great white shark washed up on a Santa Cruz beach Friday evening.<p>Dozens of onlookers perched in …

Bedbugs bugged prehistoric humans, too

The oldest known specimens of bedbug relatives have been unearthed in an Oregon cave system where ancient humans once lived. The partial fossils from …

Wild Interstellar Flight System Is Among 22 Futuristic Ideas NASA Just Funded

NASA has funded 22 technology concepts that could spur giant leaps in space science and exploration down the road.<p>The potentially transformative …

We're About to See Our First-Ever Black Hole

Most galaxies contain a supermassive black hole at the center. There’s a lot we don’t know them, even our own in the Milky Way, Sagittarius A*). But …

Trump's Syria Strike Was Unconstitutional and Unwise

The military intervention solved nothing, while bypassing Congress, betraying the president’s non-interventionist supporters, and highlighting his hypocrisy.<p>Early the morning of August 21, 2013, six densely populated neighborhoods in Syria “were jolted awake by a series of explosions, followed by …

It's Never Trump's Fault

Speaking after the collapse of the Republican health-care bill, the president assigned blame to plenty of parties but cast himself as a mere bystander.<p>Speaking in the Oval Office Friday afternoon, President Trump surveyed the wreckage of the Obamacare repeal effort and issued a crisp, definitive …

Republicans

These amazing photos document the iconic Summer of Love in San Francisco

100,000 hippies descended on San Francisco in 1967. Jim Marshall captured it all.<p>The summer of 1967 in San Francisco was a magical time and …

San Francisco

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's claim of fleeing doctors rings false

WASHINGTON (AP) — Making the case for a Republican repeal and replacement of his predecessor's health care law, President Donald Trump reached for a …

Health Care

Trump Is Defining the Presidency Down

The president may not realize it, but his conduct is making his office less powerful, less relevant and less influential.<p>It is probably too much to expect President Donald Trump to have read “Defining Deviancy Down,” the 1993 essay by the late New York Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Much noted at …

Political Science

New Interactive Map Visualizes the Chilling History of Lynching in the U.S. (1835-1964)

Whether we like to admit it or not, the history of the U.S. is in great degree a history of genocide and racist terror. As Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz has …

Black History

Saudi Prince Emerges from Meeting with Trump Using Words Like 'Unprecedented' and 'Unimaginable'

Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman praised President Donald Trump’s “great understanding” of the Middle East and even defended his …

Why does the Ku Klux Klan burn crosses? They got the idea from a movie.

Seriously.<p>Looking eastward on a chilly Thanksgiving night in 1915, residents of Atlanta were met with an unfamiliar sight. Fifteen miles away the …

Fraternities

ICE sends man back to Ethiopia over female genital mutilation

<b>(CNN) —</b> An Ethiopian man convicted in Georgia of mutilating his 2-year-old daughter's genitals has been sent back to his home country by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.<p>ICE removed Khalid Adem, 41, on Monday after he served 10 years in prison. ICE officials said the case is thought to be the …

Female Genital Mutilation

Trump does not agree with lawmaker's immigration tweet: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Tuesday that President Donald Trump does not agree with a controversial tweet on immigration and birth rates by Republican Representative Steve King.<p>"The president believes that this is not a point of view that he shares. He believes he's the president …

Donald Trump

Republican senators criticize CBO, welcome health-care plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday the Congressional Budget Office report on a Republican healthcare plan indicated a path to lower insurance premiums, a lower deficit and significant entitlement reform.<p>McConnnell said the Senate would bring up the House …

Health Care

What the White House’s obsession with Andrew Jackson means for the world

<i>Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter.</i><p>President Trump is scheduled to travel to Nashville on Wednesday and lay a wreath at the tomb of a distant …

Political Science

Who Leaked Part of Donald Trump’s 2005 Federal Tax Return?

During last year's election campaign, some tax experts and financial reporters suggested that Donald Trump may not have paid any federal income taxes since the nineteen-nineties. Trump's dogged refusal to release any of his returns contributed to this speculation. So did his state tax returns from …

House panel wants any evidence Trump's phones were tapped

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House intelligence committee asked the executive branch to provide by Monday any evidence to support President Donald Trump's …

Donald Trump

McCain to Trump: Provide wiretap evidence or retract claim

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House intelligence committee is asking the Trump administration for evidence that the phones at Trump Tower were tapped during …

Donald Trump

Trump supporters in the heartland fear being left behind by GOP health plan

Republican proposal would upend a healthcare system in Indiana that covers many low-income people – in a program that Mike Pence put in place<p>Janice Phelps, a 60-year-old disabled factory worker in Evansville, Indiana, knows how expensive healthcare is.<p>Each month, shots for her severe asthma cost …

Health Care

Physicists have created an “impossible” state of matter that could power quantum computers

The laws of physics are supposed to be symmetrical in time and space. That means a ball thrown at a certain speed and in a certain direction would always go the same distance, no matter when you throw or where on Earth you throw it (assuming no other factors, like weather, came into play).<p>There …

Quantum Mechanics

IBM invents atomic hard drive that can store data within a single atom

IBM researchers have developed the world's smallest magnet and used it make a data storage breakthrough.<p>IBM's research arm has made a breakthrough in …

Trump considers cutting HUD budget by $6 billion

The Trump administration has considered more than $6 billion in cuts at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, according to preliminary budget documents obtained by The Washington Post. The plan would squeeze public housing support and end most federally funded community development …

The 1913 Armory Show: America’s First Art War

<b>A</b>merica has been an epicenter of avant-garde art for a long time, but this was not always the case. The reasons for the rise of the American art …

Art

Artist Replaces Classic Cowboys With Women & It's Amazing

There's nothing quite like a classic Western movie. The smoking guns! The drama! The tumbleweed! The boots! They're absolutely alluring, but it only …