Judy Patton

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It's (Still) Never Trump's Fault

With the latest collapse of the Obamacare repeal, the president has wasted political capital, squandered a reputation for dealmaking, and shown himself to be a poor strategist and tactician.<p>It’s a typically hot and sticky July in Washington, but in some ways it feels just like late March all over …

GOP donor Peter W. Smith's final day: 'It seemed like he had a lot on his mind'

Months after he said he'd started to quietly work to contact Russian hackers to look for a cache of Hillary Clinton's emails, Peter W. Smith called the Wall Street Journal on May 4 to explain.<p>The next day, the longtime Republican operative and donor checked into a hotel near the Mayo Clinic, far …

How the White House and Republicans underestimated Obamacare repeal

The Trump team thought Congress would scrap the health law by late February. Nobody expected the effort to drag into the summer months.<p>The longer Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare flounder, the clearer it becomes that President Donald Trump’s team and many in Congress dramatically …

U.S. Secret Service rejects suggestion it vetted Trump son's meeting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Secret Service on Sunday denied a suggestion from President Donald Trump's personal lawyer that it had vetted a meeting between the president's son and Russian nationals during the 2016 campaign.<p>Donald Trump Jr. has acknowledged that he met in New York with Russian …

The latest evidence of Trump’s unfitness may be the most revolting

By Ruth Marcus<p>Ruth Marcus<p>Overseeing Washington Post signed opinion content and writing on domestic politics and policy<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Deputy editorial page editor<p>Every week — nearly every day — brings fresh, stomach-churning evidence of President Trump’s unfitness for office. The latest may be the …

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Amazon’s Prime Day event could lead to $10 billion in lost productivity, says CNBC analyst

The event lasts through Tuesday, and, if history is any indication, is likely to reel in plenty of sales for Amazon.<p>But the prospect of new sales at such a massive online shopping presence could also have a less-than-ideal side effect: people getting distracted at work.<p>To put a number on it: Prime …

There’s a good excuse to eat chocolate every day

It’s a sweet treat with even sweeter benefits… to your health, experts claim.<p>Eating more chocolate could help ward off the ravages of age – …

This Is How Emotionally Intelligent People Vacation

You’ll be doing some people-watching and self-reflection anyway while you kick back. Why not make it count?<p>Packing your beach bags? Firing up a grill? Now’s the time for leaving work concerns at work and skipping off someplace where you can relax, regenerate, let loose, and just have fun. The idea …

'Side Effects May Include': The Search for an Antidepressant That Works

It's hard to find the right medication for depression when doctors still don't understand the science behind it.<p>TV commercials for prescription drugs follow a familiar pattern. After extolling the lifesaving virtues of the particular drug, the commercial rattles off a laundry list of potential side …

I tried to write a novel in a month and now I have a publishing offer

Back in December 2015, I wrote a fairly waffling account of my attempt to write 50,000 words in 30 days for National Novel Writing Month.<p>You can read …

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Defiant Trump resumes attacks on 'Morning Joe' hosts, despite bipartisan criticism

<b>(CNN) —</b> A defiant President Donald Trump resumed his attacks on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski on Saturday morning, calling Scarborough "crazy" and Brzezinski "dumb as a rock," despite days of bipartisan criticism over his initial attacks on the pair earlier this …

Faking a Time magazine cover is the most Trump thing ever

<b>(CNN) —</b> There's a Time magazine cover photo featuring Donald Trump hanging in at least five of his golf clubs. The only problem, according to the Washington Post's David Fahrenthold, is that no such cover exists. As in, Trump (or someone close to him) created the cover out of whole cloth.<p>Writes …

Trump overrules cabinet, plots global trade war

With the political world distracted by President Trump's media wars, one of the most consequential and contentious internal debates of his presidency …

Donald Trump is not well

By Mika Brzezinski and<p>Joe Scarborough<p>Joe Scarborough<p>Bio Follow<p>President Trump launched personal attacks against us Thursday, but our concerns about his unmoored behavior go far beyond the personal. America’s leaders and allies are asking themselves yet again whether this man is fit to be president. …

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The fallacy at the heart of the defense of Trump's tweeting

<b>(CNN) —</b> On "Good Morning America" Friday, White House senior counselor Kellyanne Conway repeatedly insisted that President Trump can and should keep tweeting despite the massive negative blowback from two tweets he sent Thursday attacking Mika Brzezinski's looks and intelligence.<p>"I like the fact …

How People With Depression Interact With The World Differently

The condition has a huge impact on everyday life.<p>Nothing about depression is easy. But the way it affects a person’s daily life is arguably the most difficult part of the disorder.<p>Approximately 300 million people globally are affected by depression, according to the World Health Organization. Not …

McEnroe vs. Serena: 44 years after ‘Battle of the Sexes,’ the same dumb debate

By Sally Jenkins<p>Sally Jenkins<p>Sports columnist<p>Email Bio<p>Columnist<p>Here we are in 2017 discussing whether Serena Williams can beat the 700th-ranked male tennis player or a 58-year-old guy with a big mouth. Why is it that we’re still framing a battle of the sexes as the ultimate test, as if until a …

‘Trump Is What Happens When a Political Party Abandons Ideas’

As surprising as Trump’s young presidency has been, it’s also the natural outgrowth of 30 years of Republican pandering to the lowest common denominator in American politics.<p>Almost two years ago, I wrote an article for Politico endorsing Donald Trump for president. It was a tongue-in-cheek effort—I …

This Bestselling Author of 17 Books Just Gave Some Brilliant Writing Advice. Here It Is in 1 Sentence

Everyone has a story to tell.<p>Anne Lamott is a novelist and non-fiction author with 17 books and numerous essays to her credit. She writes about deeply personal topics, like her struggle with alcoholism three decades ago, single motherhood, and depression. She also writes frequently about her …

Amid high-stakes changes, physicians can light way: AMA president

Out of horror, a call to act<p>The first big test of Dr. Gurman’s tenure was the Pulse nightclub shooting, in which a man used a legally purchased …

Clever (& Stylish) Ways to Display Art Around Your Home

(Image credit: Megan Pflug Designs)<p>So you have a piece of art that you're really excited about, and you want to display it in a way that will make it …

This is how to deal with psychopaths and toxic people: 5 proven secrets

I know what some people are thinking: <i>I’m never going to deal with psychopaths. This is just more sensational clickbait junk.</i><p>Wrong. The experts are …

A shocking state of affairs – how crises are exploited by politicians and corporations

Political shocks, security shocks, climate shocks – however unstable the world seems now, things could get a lot worse. But we can unite for a better future<p>Shock. It’s a word that has come up again and again since Donald Trump was elected in November 2016 – to describe the poll-defying election …

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12 Habits Of Genuine People

There’s an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested the EQ of more than a million people and found that it explains 58% of success in all types of jobs.<p>People with high EQs make $29,000 more annually than …

Writers recommend great books you've (probably) never heard of

A new book app is challenging the notion that reading “well” necessarily means falling back on the same old classics, from Trollope to Tolstoy. Each week, Alexi, a “digital book club”, turns to writers for inspiration, asking them to rout out hidden gems which are then offered to members to read on …

LSD Could Help Treat Depression And Anxiety, Researchers Hope

Scientists are looking to use LSD to help patients cope during stressful times. A new study from the University of Basel in Switzerland found that …

The biggest reason you gain weight as you age has nothing to do with your metabolism

Stop blaming your metabolism.<p>If you're over 30 and have gained weight recently, chances are it has little to do with the complex chemical reaction that's responsible for turning food into energy in your body.<p>The real reason most people gain weight as they age is simple: they get less active over …

Zelda Williams Gets Real About The Work It Takes To Manage Depression

Hint: It's a lot.<p>Zelda Williams is acknowledging some major truths about mental health.<p>In an extensive interview with Teen Vogue, Robin Williams’ daughter talked about how she prioritizes mental health, what it’s like to be an advocate and the hard work it takes to manage a condition.<p>She told the …

5 life hacks for relieving anxiety

<i>This is part of CNET's #adulting series of stories to help you figure out how to live, work and play now that you're all grown up.</i><p>Here's a partial list of what's causing me anxiety right now:<p>The current political climate<br>• Nutjobs with guns and bombs<br>• Impending environmental catastrophe<br>• Starting a new …