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Justice Department inspector general report cites lack of candor by McCabe

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Justice Department inspector general found that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe "lacked candor" on four occasions when discussing the disclosure of information for a Wall Street Journal article about the FBI's Clinton Foundation investigation, according to a copy of the report …

Donald Trump

Pardoning Scooter Libby is Trump's swampiest decision

<b>(CNN) —</b> On the campaign trail in 2015 and 2016, Donald Trump railed against the Iraq War (never mind his support for the 2003 invasion), beat up on the Bush family political dynasty and, with three words that pulled together all that and more, promised to "drain the swamp" in Washington.<p>A couple …

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Donald Trump's presidency is collapsing

We know President Donald Trump is a strong man, possibly the strongest and most fit president we’ve ever had.<p>But even his broad shoulders — which many say are the broadest of all the presidential shoulders — can’t carry the weight of the scandals that are presently piling up.<p>We’re only one year …

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Night owls have 10% higher mortality risk, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> If the early bird catches the worm, what is the night owl more likely to catch? According to a new study, it's diabetes, psychological problems and an increased risk of dying.<p>The study, published Thursday in the journal Chronobiology International, tracked almost half a million adults in …

Sleep

Dear Therapist: My Fiancé Doesn’t Take Initiative on Doing Chores

Should I be worried about how much responsibility he’ll take on as a dad?<p>Editor’s Note: Every Wednesday, Lori Gottlieb answers questions from readers about their problems, big and small. Have a question? Email her at dear.therapist@theatlantic.com.<p><b>Dear Therapist,</b><p>I am engaged to be married to a man …

Mental Health

Steve Bannon Was Right About Paul Ryan

When Paul Ryan accepted the Republican Party’s nomination to serve as Mitt Romney’s running mate in the 2012 presidential election, he said, “I have never seen opponents so silent about their record, and so desperate to keep their power. ... Fear and division are all they’ve got left.”<p>And yet it is …

Republicans

NYT Editorial Board Unloads On Trump: 'The Law Is Coming'

The New York Times editorial board has issued another searing indictment on President Donald Trump’s character and leadership.<p>In a blistering piece published Tuesday, the Times’ editorial board taunted the president about Monday’s FBI raid of the office of Michael Cohen, Trump’s personal lawyer, …

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Trump rages while Michael Cohen crumples: If the president’s lawyer flips, it could be game over

Trump once again mulls firing Robert Mueller — but with Michael Cohen in the feds’ grasp, it could be too late<p>Sen. Mark Warner isn't known to be a bomb-thrower. In fact, he's more a milquetoast kind of guy. So it was weird when the Virginia Democrat took to the floor of the Senate last December to …

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These 9 Plants Will Help You Get a Better Night’s Sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep isn’t easy. Between late-night distractions, those weird-but-persistent anxieties, and mattresses that are less than top-of-the-line, sleep is sometimes more elusive than we’d like. But good news: There’s a simple fix that can make your bedroom more beautiful and more</i> …

Plants

Rod Rosenstein Personally Signed Off On The Raid Of Trump's Attorney

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein personally gave the green light for the FBI to raid the hotel room and office of President Donald Trump’s longtime lawyer Michael Cohen on Monday, The New York Times first reported.<p>Rosenstein oversees special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into …

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Democratic lawmaker letter casts doubt on Pruitt security needs

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Two Democratic senators say they have evidence that shows the Environmental Protection Agency may be overstating the need for 24/7 security and first class travel for Administrator Scott Pruitt.<p>In a letter asking for hearings on the expensive security apparatus for Pruitt, the …

Scott Pruitt

Raids on Trump’s Lawyer Sought Records of Payments to Women

WASHINGTON — The F.B.I. agents who raided the office of President Trump’s personal lawyer on Monday were looking for records about payments to two women who claim they had affairs with Mr. Trump as well as information related to the role of the publisher of The National Enquirer in silencing one of …

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New Budget Estimate Shows Trump Tax Cuts Created a Fiscal Disaster

The neoclassical economists of the late 19th and early 20th century believed the government should always balance its budget. Eventually, they mostly …

Economics

Trump Family Business Demands Foreign Government Do Its Bidding

The Trump Organization’s lawyers threatened “consequences” if the president of Panama didn’t intervene on its behalf in a business dispute.<p>Back in February, <b>Donald Trump Jr.</b> flew to India where, in between shilling $1.5 million condos and holding intimate chats for a very reasonable $38,000 booking …

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Trump’s One-Night Stand Turns Into a Legal Nightmare

<i>This article has been updated to reflect recent events.</i><p>Stormy Daniels and Donald Trump appear to be vying for the world record for the longest one-night stand in history. Ms. Daniels, the porn star, says that she and the president had sex one time in 2006 — an encounter that may turn into a …

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How Trump vs. Amazon Explains His Entire Presidency

Since taking office last year, Donald Trump has carried out sustained attacks on a number of American corporations ― Boeing, Ford and Nordstrom, to name a few. But none have quite endured the president’s focused attention like Amazon.<p>Last week, Trump escalated his war, launching a series of tweets …

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Trump's sending troops to the border to take on 200 kids and parents

<b>(CNN) —</b> According to President Donald Trump, the mightiest, richest country in the world is under a threat so huge and scary that it will require the deployment of military forces -- as many as 2,000 to 4.000, Trump said Thursday -- along its 2,000-mile southern border. The danger consists of a …

Immigration

The single biggest thing Donald Trump doesn't get about the caravan

<b>(CNN) —</b> <i>On Thursday morning, President Donald Trump tweeted this</i>: "The Caravan is largely broken up thanks to the strong immigration laws of Mexico and their willingness to use them so as not to cause a giant scene at our Border. Because of the Trump Administrations actions, Border crossings are at …

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Jim Carrey Paints Sean Hannity With His Perfect Partner In Artistic Smackdown

Jim Carrey just released his latest work.<p>In his ongoing series of portraits, the actor-turned-artist found inspiration from Fox News host Sean Hannity and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. Carrey depicted the pair as professional wrestlers and urged them to “join the WWE where their hyperbole will do …

Sean Hannity

Trump launches second day of attacks against the media

'Little Jeff Zuker, whose job is in jeopardy, is not having much fun lately,' Trump tweets.<p>President Donald Trump spent a second day Tuesday attacking CNN and other mainstream media outlets while defending Sinclair Broadcast Group, the local-news giant whose anchors were required to deliver an …

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This isn't a 'new' Donald Trump. He's always been like this.

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Welcome to Trump Raw.<p>After a weekend spent at Mar-a-Lago surrounded by loyalists and hangers-on and with advisers who disagree with him either shelved or siloed, President Donald Trump now appears to be entirely unfettered -- a living, breathing political id who also happens to …

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10 Tips to Take Your Landscape Photos to the Next Level

My name is Albert Dros, and I’m a professional landscape photographer from the Netherlands. This article is both for beginners and advanced landscape …

Landscape Photography

Report: EPA's Scott Pruitt Lived In Condo Linked to Energy Lobbyist

Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt lived most of his first year working for the Trump administration in a Capitol Hill townhouse co-owned by the wife of a prominent energy lobbyist, ABC News reported Thursday.<p>During that time, lobbyist J. Steven Hart’s company represented Cheniere …

Fossil Fuels

Mueller just connected a top Trump campaign staffer to Russian intelligence

During the campaign, Paul Manafort was talking to a man tied to Russian spying.<p>Paul Manafort, the former chair of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, had a long professional relationship with a man connected to Russian intelligence. And special counsel Robert Mueller says that man, Konstantin …

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Trump vs. Amazon: Let's set the record straight

Enough.<p>President Trump took aim at Amazon yet again.<p>The president on Thursday tweeted three misleading statements: 1) Amazon pays "little or no taxes to state & local governments," 2) Amazon's relationship with the US Post Office causes "tremendous loss" to the United States and 3) Amazon is …

Enterprise Tech

Today's Rebels Are Model Children

The young protesters now on the march are responsible and mature—and they’re asking adults to grow up.<p>Anyone used to worrying about coddled young people, their backbone eroded by oversolicitous elders and smartphone addiction, was in for a surprisingly mature show of spine at last weekend’s March …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Diet That Might Cure Depression

Several studies show that healthy eating is connected with better mood.<p>At the turn of the 20th century, prominent physicians who were trying to understand where mental illness comes from seized on a new theory: autointoxication. Intestinal microbes, these doctors suggested, are actually dangerous …

Immune System

The lawyer who represented Bush in his landmark Supreme Court case in 2000 just rejected Trump's offer to join his team — and publicly rebuked him afterward

<i>Sign up for the latest Russia investigation updates here.</i><p>A top lawyer from the Bush administration who rejected President Donald Trump's offer to join his legal team has publicly criticized the White House in a stunning rebuke of the administration's stability, according to The Washington Post.<p>Ted …

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The guns debate is a culture war. And young people will win it

This is a fight between a young, diverse, feminist generation against an old, white, male minority desperate to hang on to power<p>Young activists raised on social media and memes were bound to come up with the best protest signs. At the March for Our Lives, and the national school walkout earlier …

Feminism

Trump Wants His Cabinet To Serve His Ego, Not The Nation

In commenting on his decision to remove Secretary of State Rex Tillerson from his position last week, President Donald Trump explained to reporters at the White House, “We were not really thinking the same. Really, it was a different mindset, a different thinking.”<p>That different way of thinking had …

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