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Want to be a better critical thinker? Here’s how to spot false narratives and “weaponized lies”

This weekend on <i>Face the Nation,</i> White House chief of staff Reince Priebus defended US president Donald Trump’s declaration that the American press is “the enemy.” “Certainly we would never condone violence,” Priebus said. “But I do think we condone <i>critical thought</i>.”<p>Add Priebus to a long list of …

Trump Has Spent More Time Golfing Than at Intelligence Briefings

And he's spent over half his presidency with "non-work time."<p>It's been a long 744 hours since Donald Trump was sworn in as president, and since then, he's certainly done...stuff. <i>The Washington Post</i> broke down just how he's spent his first month in office. Spoiler alert: most of it was not in the …

Donald Trump is dangerous when he’s losing

Trump’s failures at governing feed his illiberalism.<p>A few weeks back, I wrote a piece about Donald Trump titled “How to stop an autocracy.” The essay began with the premise that Trump has a will to power and a contempt for the basic norms and institutions of American democracy, and then explored …

Collins: I'm Open To Trump Tax Subpoena

Administration lifts transgender student bathroom guidance

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday ended federal protection for transgender students that allowed them to use public school bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identities.<p>The Justice and Education departments said in a letter being sent to school districts …

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's view at odds with events of the week

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the Washington week that wasn't, President Donald Trump's new administration whirred like a "fine-tuned machine," piling on big-league accomplishments at a pace never before seen.<p>Immigration agents newly empowered by Trump's call to secure borders sent hordes of bad foreigners …

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National Security Council spokesman quits CIA, writes scathing editorial in Washington Post

Edward Price worked loyally for Bush and Obama, but Trump has been too troubling<p>Edward Price, who has worked for the CIA since 2006 and until recently served as spokesman for the National Security Council, is leaving because he was deeply troubled by President Donald Trump.<p>"Despite working proudly …

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‘With Such a People You Can Then Do What You Please’

Trump’s attacks on the free press don’t just threaten the media—they undermine the public’s capacity to think, act, and defend democracy.<p>Are Donald Trump’s latest attacks on the press really that bad? Are they that out-of-the-ordinary, given the famous record of complaints nearly all his …

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How Trump's First Month in Office Compares to Obama's

Despite their differences, they have a few things in common.<p>President Donald Trump’s first month in the White House has been tumultuous, to say the least. He’s already faced several scandals, including allegations that his election campaign had ties to Russian intelligence and speculation that he …

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Donald Trump, Pseudoauthoritarian

Donald Trump is an authoritarian by instinct. He displays the classic traits of an authoritarian personality — a man obsessed with domination and …

White House: States Should Get To Decide Whether To Discriminate Against LGBTQ Students

WASHINGTON ― White House press secretary Sean Spicer gave a clear indication Tuesday that the new administration will not be a forceful defender of transgender rights, saying President Donald Trump believes that issue should be left up to the states.<p>The Trump administration is reportedly preparing …

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A former FBI agent shares 8 qualities the most resilient people share

As an FBI agent, I was assigned investigations where I had no idea how to solve them, but this was my thinking: Drop me in the middle of any squad or any situation, anywhere, anytime.<p>I will not be scared, nor will I give up. If I'm knocked down, I'll drag myself back up and keep at it until I solve …

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That Professor Who Predicted Donald Trump's Win Is Now Making the Case for Impeachment

The professor who has correctly predicted every presidential election since 1984 — including Donald Trump‘s unexpected victory — is now writing a …

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Homeland Security Outlines New Rules Tightening Enforcement Of Immigration Law

<b>Updated 5:25 p.m. ET</b><p>The Trump administration is releasing more on its plans to crack down on illegal immigration, enforcing the executive orders President Trump issued in late January. Those orders called for increased border security and stricter enforcement of immigration laws.<p>The Department of …

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White House reverses on Trump's golf game

President Donald Trump played a full round of golf Sunday, enjoying once again a habit he regularly assailed Barack Obama for. After initially saying Trump had only played a few holes, the White House reversed itself Monday after professional golfer Rory McIlroy posted on his website that he had …

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Michael Moore Wants To Help You Find Your Next Anti-Trump Protest

<i>For HuffPost’s #LoveTakesAction series, we’re telling stories of how people are standing up to hate and supporting those most threatened.</i> <b>What will you stand up for? Tell us with #LoveTakesAction.</b><p>There’s now a site for people who are looking for local protests against President Donald Trump’s …

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A month of President Trump, by the numbers

A by-the-numbers look at some of Donald Trump’s early activity as president:<p>A by-the-numbers look at some of Donald Trump's early activity as president:<p>—24: Executive orders and memoranda signed. That includes orders to withdraw the United States from Trans-Pacific trade deal, impose a federal …

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Rambling and long-winded? May be dementia, say scientists

Rambling and long-winded speech in middle or old age may be an early warning of approaching Alzheimer’s, research has found.<p>Taking longer to choose the right word, or using ten where five would do, was linked to mild cognitive impairment (MCI), the condition that pre-dates dementia, in a study of …

Trump tries to move past controversies, toward legislating

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump begins his second month in office, his team is trying to move past the crush of controversies that overtook his first month and make progress on health care and tax overhauls long sought by Republicans.<p>Both issues thrust Trump, a real estate executive who …

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Lewandowski: Trump’s N.H. Voter Fraud Claims Are Wrong

What’s next for books?

I like Digital Reader editor Nate Hoffelder. He is one of the few bloggers about publishing who doesn’t suck up to the industry, nor does he particularly gild the lily. He basically believes that books are great, publishing is probably doomed and that writing is really important.<p>That’s why I was …

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Psychological Secrets to Hack Your Way to Better Life Habits

Habits run our lives. Who you are and what you can accomplish depends largely on routines and behaviors. You are either getting better and becoming …

Contradicting Trump on Russia: Russian Officials

WASHINGTON — For months, President Trump and his aides have insisted that they had no contact with Russian officials during the presidential campaign, a denial Mr. Trump repeated last week.<p>“I have nothing to do with Russia,” he told reporters on Thursday. “To the best of my knowledge, no person …

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Trump supporters see a successful president — and are frustrated with critics who don't

Many of President Donald Trump's most dedicated supporters — the sort who waited for hours in the Florida sun this weekend for his first post-inauguration campaign rally — say their lives changed on election night. Suddenly they felt like their views were actually respected and in the majority.<p>But …

President Trump Names Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as New National Security Adviser

President Donald Trump has named Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his National Security Adviser, ending a week of upheaval at the highest tier of the …

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For-Profit Schools, an Obama Target, See New Day Under Trump

Since Election Day, for-profit college companies have been on a hot streak. DeVry Education Group’s stock has leapt more than 40 percent. Strayer’s jumped 35 percent and Grand Canyon Education’s more than 28 percent.<p>You do not need an M.B.A. to figure out why. Top officials in Washington who …

Higher Education

CIA analyst resigns, calls Trump's actions in office 'disturbing'

"I cannot in good faith serve this administration as an intelligence professional," Edward Price, who had worked for the CIA since 2006, said in a column published by The Washington Post on Monday.<p>In his column, Price expressed his disbelief with the manner in which Trump — both as a candidate and …

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Correction: Suicidal Teens-Marriage Laws story

CHICAGO (AP) — In a story Feb. 20 about same-sex marriage laws and teen suicides, The Associated Press, relying on figures published in a JAMA Pediatrics study, reported erroneously the number of surveyed students who said they were gay, lesbian or bisexual. Johns Hopkins researcher Julia Raifman …

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