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Trump just offered one of the boldest lies of his presidency

Trump on Russia and the 2016 US election: You gonna believe me or your lying ears?<p>President Donald Trump just issued what was arguably the most bald-faced lie of his entire presidency — and that’s saying something.<p>Following massive bipartisan condemnation of Trump’s disastrous Monday press …

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How Trump's Nato summit meltdown unfolded

The first indication that things were not going to plan on the final day of Nato’s summit came from a group of Romanian journalists. They had left the main newsroom to observe a meeting between Donald Trump and the Romanian president, Klaus Iohannis.<p>They returned to report that the meeting had been …

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Trump Caps NATO Trip With Wild, Impromptu Press Conference

Until Thursday morning, President Trump’s meetings with NATO leaders went about as expected, meaning that he spent most of his time in Belgium …

Trump sent 18 tweets on Puerto Rico on Saturday. And made things a whole lot worse

<b>(CNN) —</b> In an 11-hour period beginning at 7:19 a.m. and ending at 6:46 p.m. Saturday, the President of the United States ripped off 18 -- yes, 18! -- tweets dealing with the dire situation in Puerto Rico following the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria.<p>What's more remarkable than Donald Trump …

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Congress’s month from hell, explained

The House and Senate have returned to face an enormous to-do list.<p><b>Update</b>: President Trump struck a deal with Congressional leaders on several of these matters on Wednesday — read about that here.<p><b>Original story</b>: Congress has just kicked off its month from hell.<p>By the end of the September, they have …

Republicans

Gravit - A Free Adobe Illustrator Alternative for Linux

<b>Inkscape</b> is the typical go-to vector graphic creation tool for Linux users, and even though it hasn’t been too long since I wrote on an alternative,</b> …

It’s not just Bernie: Socialism is back, and right-wingers have good reason to worry

<b>Eugene V. Debs; Bernie Sanders; Kshama Sawant (Wikimedia/AP/Elaine Thompson)</b><p>Decades after socialism became a death zone in American politics, its surprise comeback has conservatives scared<p>Conor Lynch<p>May 27, 2017 10:00am (UTC)<p>In a McCarthyite screed that appeared in the pages of National Review last …

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Donald Trump is running the White House like a business. That's the problem

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump asked two of his top intelligence officials to publicly knock down the idea that his 2016 presidential campaign had colluded with the Russians in the days after then-FBI Director James Comey revealed a federal investigation was underway into the matter, …

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It’s becoming increasingly clear that Jared Kushner is part of Trump’s Russia problem

Jared Kushner: the young, pragmatic, hardheaded businessman out to modernize the US government and moderate the worst tendencies of his father-in-law, Donald Trump.<p>But what if, instead, Jared is not a panacea for the chaotic White House, but one of its biggest problems?<p>As the Trump administration’s …

More than a third of Republicans believe that press freedom is a bad thing

President Donald Trump frequently dismisses the publications he dislikes as "failing," labels unfavorable coverage "FAKE NEWS" and has on multiple …

The Swamp Is Getting Tired Of Winning

Trump learns old Republican politics works.

8 Free Linux Training Courses For Everyone

When I last discussed free books to learn Linux, some readers asked for my advice about video courses to <b>learn Linux online</b>.And thus I compiled this …

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One of Trump’s central problems? He doesn’t get policy.

The president’s lack of policy knowledge is hampering his administration in several different ways.<p>The Trump White House is flailing for many reasons. One problem is general incompetence and bad management. Another is the lack of unity in the Republican Party. Another is Trump’s own tendency to …

Trump revives threat to change libel laws

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is reviving his attacks on news he doesn't like, threatening to target libel laws that govern freedom of the …

UN experts raise alert over 'alarming' US state bills

Nineteen US states have introduced bills that would curb freedom of expression and the right to protest since Donald Trump's election as president, an "alarming and undemocratic" trend, UN human rights investigators say.<p>Maina Kiai and David Kaye, independent UN experts on freedom of peaceful …

The Trump-Russia scandals: a quick visual guide

The web of connections in Trump’s Russia controversies.<p>President Donald Trump’s Russia scandals are deeply intertwined.<p>As Vox’s Zack Beauchamp writes, there are three separate Trump-Russia scandals that together call into question the nature of Trump’s relationship with Russia: the resignation of …

Trump Administration Recruited Intelligence Officials, Members of Congress to Dispute President’s Russia Ties

Officials made calls to news outlets to offer their White House-approved version of the story.<p>While <b>Donald Trump’s</b> ties with Russia have been under investigation by the F.B.I. for weeks, the Trump administration has enlisted senior members of intelligence agencies and Congress to dispute the issue …

Trump brags about the national debt, but his comparison is misleading

Feb. 24, 2017, 11:59 p.m.<p><b>President Trump tweeted about:</b><p>Read More

One comment from Trump shows his administration's message on immigration has been muddled

When President Trump boasts of progress he's made on his biggest campaign promise — to build a wall and stem the flow of illegal immigration across the southern border — he speaks in terms of unadulterated success.<p>But few others in the administration go so far. And with White House spokespeople, …

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Trump’s Bizarre Management Style Is Bringing Chaos to the White House

Between his impulsive hiring process and unusual “open door” policy, Washington is on edge.<p>President <b>Donald Trump,</b> who was better known for playing a billionaire on a reality TV show than for his actual, decidedly mixed record as a businessman, has brought more of the former than the latter to the …

From Edmund Burke to Mr. Burns: In the age of Trump, conservative thought has died at last

<b>Edmund Burke; Charles Montgomery Burns, William F. Buckley, Jr. (Wikimedia/Fox/AP/Nancy Kaye/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Conservatism once had a coherent philosophy. After the neocons, the bigots and the neo-fascists, nothing’s left<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>February 18, 2017 5:00pm (UTC)<p>One way to understand what …

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The best Linux distributions for any purpose

Whether it's for desktop, server or security, there's bound to be a Linux distro for you.<p>While it may not be as popular as Windows or MacOS, Linux is …

Review on Solus 2017.01.01: Solid, Stable and Fast

Solus is an independent Linux distribution which targets desktop PC users. The project started in 2011 carrying the name “SolusOS” but later was …

The Cognitive Bias President Trump Understands Better Than You

Americans born in the United States are more murderous than undocumented immigrants. Fighting words, I know. But why? After all, that's just what the …

Russia's Election Interference: Cummings Wants 9/11 Commission-Style Probe

The creation of a 9/11-style commission to investigate Russian interference in the presidential election has won bipartisan support, according to a senior Democratic lawmaker.<p>In an interview with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, Rep. Elijah Cummings said that such a committee was necessary “to really get into …

One Press Conference, Two Audiences

Viewers who watched it themselves saw a rambling, misleading performance. But those who relied on conservative cable newscasts or talk radio hosts got a very different impression.<p>On Thursday, Donald Trump gave a press conference that was rife with untruths and evasions. Let’s begin with specific …

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