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Furious Koch Brothers Sell Paul Ryan on eBay

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In a fit of pique, David and Charles Koch have unceremoniously listed House Speaker Paul Ryan for sale on the auction site eBay.<p>The Kochs, who reportedly had purchased Ryan for a sum estimated in the tens of millions, now seem likely to lose their entire …

Koch Brothers

Unnamed Republican congressman goes off in profane rant: 'We might as well impeach the *******'

"I say a lot of shit on TV defending him, even over this. But honestly, I wish the motherf*cker would just go away. We're going to lose the House, …

Donald Trump

Fox mistakenly shows embarrassing graphic: ‘Take that down, please!’

Howard Kurtz hosts Fox News channel’s <i>Media Buzz</i>. This is the show where a Fox News host lies to you for an allotted amount of time while a guy with a …

Apple Launches Official Repair Program for iPhone 7 Models Affected by 'No Service' Issue

Apple today launched a repair program for iPhone 7 devices that are impacted by an ongoing bug that causes them to have no available service even when cellular coverage is available. Apple says the problem is caused by a component that has failed on the main logic board.<p>The problem affects "a small …

Mobile Technology

Bannon finds his regrets aren’t good enough for Trump

Bannon supporters wonder whether his populist wing of the Republican Party has already run out of time to maintain influence in this year’s midterm elections.<p>Steve Bannon, like his onetime brother-in-arms President Donald Trump, is known as someone whose instinct is to double down, not kiss up.<p>That …

Donald Trump

Trump’s presidency may present “the greatest psychiatric disaster in history”

Johns Hopkins psychologist John Gartner suggests an “80 percent chance” that Trump will push the nuclear button<p>Donald Trump's presidency is dangerous and destructive. Because he is an autocrat and petit-fascist, he has repeatedly demonstrated contempt for American democracy. His personal and …

The US West had a snowy winter, so why the fiery summer?

DENVER (AP) — Acrid yellow smoke clogs the skies of major Western U.S. cities, a human-caused fire in the Columbia River Gorge rains ash on Portland, …

Forests

Andrew was a monster; Irma could blow it out of the water

WASHINGTON (AP) — For an entire generation in South Florida, Hurricane Andrew was the monster storm that reshaped a region. Irma is likely to blow …

Rainfall

These reusable, cloud-connected notebooks will last you a lifetime

Save a few trees and preserve your ingenious thoughts for years to come<p>Despite our age being mostly digital, there's something about writing your thoughts down in a classic notebook that really can't be beaten. If you're looking to combine the look and feel of old-fashioned note-taking with the …

5 Times The Simpsons Predicted the Future

From President Trump to FaceTime.<p>For a time, <i>The Simpsons</i> was as close to TV perfection as you could get. A razor sharp satirical sense combined with some of the best writing in TV history gave the show a pre-eminent aura that no series has yet managed to duplicate. So sharp was the writers' …

Reality TV

A vote for moral technology: Updating Reinhold Niebuhr to the age of Donald Trump

The great theologian’s understanding of irony and hubris can help us figure out what happened, and where we go next<p>It’s the incongruities that perplex and provoke so many of us. The ideal versus the real. It’s hard to look at the imposing U.S. Capitol, all that strong, gleaming marble, and realize …

The 20 Best Podcasts of 2017

Whether you want to make sense of Trump's America or pretend it's not happening entirely, online broadcasting's got your back.<p>We're now nearing the end of 2017, and trying to make sense of the daily news has become a skill unto itself. The post-<i>Serial</i> transformation of podcasting from niche to …

Obama Administration

“Insane in Moscow”: The unbelievable but partly true story of the zany English publicist, the Azerbaijani pop sensation and the “high-quality” presidential offspring

<b>Emin Agalarov, Donald Trump, Jr. and Aras Agalarov (Getty/Salon)</b><p>Understand the Donald Trump Jr. scandal? Me neither! But Joel and Ethan Coen couldn’t write a story this absurd<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>July 11, 2017 11:00pm (UTC)<p>How can history repeat itself as farce when it’s farce in the first place?<br>In case …

Donald Trump

iPhone camera apps: 4 apps that take full advantage of iOS 10 and a photographers’ eye

The iPhone has a pretty powerful camera for a smartphone, and the iOS Camera app works well for most people. But if you’re a serious photographer and …

Apps

How to save Apple Music’s auto-updating playlists forever

One of the neatest features in Apple Music is the For You tab. Specifically, the New Music Mix and My Favorites Mix playlists, which update every week with a whole new set of songs. But what if you dig one of these playlists so much that you want to save it? You can’t. Or at least you can’t unless …

Playlist

10 types of marijuana that will make the fireworks even better

Flash, boom, ahhhh<p>If you’ve already stocked up on fireworks, beer and food for your 4th of July bash then make sure to remember about marijuana, also known as the perfect fireworks companion. Trust us, your Independence Day will be so much better.<p>Know that there are multiple ways to consume …

Democrats pressure 2020 senators on health care vote

Few GOP senators are up for reelection in 2018, but polling shows the Republican health care plan unpopular in several key 2020 states.<p>With few Senate Republicans up for reelection in 2018, Democrats and other groups looking to defeat the GOP's plan to repeal Obamacare are looking to 2020 to …

North Carolina

How a Play About Mideast Peace Became a Trump-Era Sensation

J.T. Rogers wrote ‘Oslo’ about the Israelis and Palestinians. But audiences in a divided America now feel it’s about their struggle to get along.<p><i>Subscribe to The Global POLITICO on iTunes here. | Subscribe via Stitcher.</i><p>NEW YORK—When Donald Trump became president, he touted his plans to make many …

Foreign Policy

Here’s 10 types of marijuana that will make you more active

<b>(AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)</b><p>Puff puffin marijuana to the nearest marathon<p>Brea Mosley<p>May 28, 2017 1:59pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on The Fresh Toast.<p>If you’re on that “New Year, New You” train, kickstart your new workout regimen with a little Mary Jane. More and more people are …

Jimmy Kimmel finds out if schoolchildren can read a Trump speech better than the president

<b>(ABC)</b><p>Who sounds more presidential: President Donald Trump or a bunch of fourth graders?<p>Taylor Link<p>May 26, 2017 12:07pm (UTC)<p>When President Donald Trump reads from a script, conservatives and lazy journalists often say that he looks presidential. Jimmy Kimmel, on the other hand, thinks that the …

Use Notes app to plan your vacation

Here’s the worst way to organize any task: email. You can’t put everything in one place, and even if you could, you could never find it. Apple’s built-in Notes app, on the other hand, is the perfect place to store all those snippets of info you accumulate when planning something like a vacation. …

100 Must-Read Books That Have Been Adapted for Movies and Television

It seems like every time a new book deal is announced lately, there’s almost always news of the screen rights also being sold. When the rights to a …

Books

WATCH: Dutch documentary investigates Trump’s alleged past links to the Russian mob

“The Dubious Friends of Donald Trump” examines president’s prior financial ties in Russia, eyeing organized crime<p>Nearly every newsworthy story about the White House this week has contained one common thread: Russia. Whether it involves President Donald Trump facing backlash for sharing highly …

Trump “essentially declared war” on the FBI with James Comey’s firing

The president wants the bureau to stop digging into his alleged collusion with Russia and instead go after leakers<p>While Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine tried to downplay the implications of President Donald Trump firing FBI Director James Comey, she did so by arguing that "any suggestion …

Opera's new browser comes with WhatsApp and Messenger built in

Thanks to add-ons and extensions, modern browsers are capable of much more than just accessing websites. However, unless you know what you're looking for, finding useful tools isn't necessarily easy. Instead of relying solely on its extension marketplace, Opera hopes to claw back market share from …

The many things Trump has said about James Comey

James Comey

Salon’s author questionnaire: 5 authors break down the secret lives of their new books

Salon gets the story behind the books from Edan Lepucki, JoAnna Novak, Edward McPherson, Hala Alyan & Lauren Marks<p>Teddy Wayne<p>May 9, 2017 10:58pm (UTC)<p>For May, I posed a series of questions — with, as always, a few verbal restrictions — to five authors with new books: Hala Alyan ("Salt Houses"), …

Kurt Cobain

The “pro-life” party has become the party of death: New research on why Republicans hate poor and sick people

New data and the health care debate reveal how Republicans feel about poor people who get sick: They deserve it<p>On Thursday, Republicans in the House of Representatives will attempt to force through a health care "reform" bill that is likely to leave millions of Americans without health insurance, …

“Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner”: Samantha Bee comes out stinging in a funny, freewheeling live special

The “Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner” celebrated journalism while taking shots at CNN, Fox and Trump<p>In addition to singing the praises of legitimate journalism, TBS's broadcast of the "Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner" highlighted the sanctity of truth over the Trumpian concept …

Robert Reich: The only real “centrist” agenda proves corporate America learned nothing last year

<b>Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally Thursday, July 28, 2016, in Davenport, Iowa. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) (AP)</b><p>More tax breaks for the rich and subsidies for big corporations are not much better for America than xenophobia<p>Robert Reich<p>April 18, 2017 7:59am …

Middle-class