Karen Elliott

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Trump 'Got His Start With Daddy's Money': Ex-NYT Editor Explains Why the President Hates Jeff Bezos

On MSNBC's "The Beat" with host Ari Melber on Monday, former executive editor of the <i>New York Times</i> Howell Raines offered a simple theory about why …

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Bob Corker turned down Trump's offer to make him ambassador to Australia

<b>(CNN) —</b> Tennessee's Sen. Bob Corker turned down an offer from President Donald Trump to become the administration's ambassador to Australia, a spokeswoman told CNN on Monday.<p>Corker, a Republican, was offered the job as the top diplomat to one of the United States' main allies in the Southern …

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'President Trump has become the swamp'

Nancy Pelosi and Congressional Democrats have a new message: Donald Trump has ushered in an unprecedented era of corruption. And only Democrats can …

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Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer says daily briefing is 'not worth it'

Sean Spicer's tenure as press secretary was known for some contentious and confrontational briefings with the White House press corps — a perception crystallized in popular culture by Melissa McCarthy's portrayal on <i>Saturday Night Live</i> — and now Trump's former communications director says it might …

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Special Counsel investigates Don Jr foreign campaign links

The New York Times is reporting that Trump Jr met, in addition to the Russians, also with an emissary to two Gulf Arab countries and an Israeli …

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Scientists find secret behind sweet sound of Stradivarius violins

The instruments achieve their sweetness and brilliance by mimicking aspects of the human voice, study says<p>The violins made by the Italian masters Andrea Amati and Antonio Stradivari are celebrated as the finest ever made, but the secret behind their perfect sound has mystified experts for centuries.<p>…

Flute

An Artless Negotiation From the President Who Penned ‘The Art of the Deal’

So, President Trump suspended his plan — er, threat — to impose some $150 billion in tariffs on China, heading off a trade war. At least for today.<p>Investors clapped their hands — and scratched their heads. What had just happened?<p>Didn’t Mr. Trump complain just last month of “China’s unfair …

Peter Navarro

North Korea's nuclear test site: is blowing up Punggye-ri just for show?

North Korea has invited a handful of journalists to watch as it dismantles its only known nuclear test site, but experts warn the move is purely symbolic<p>This week North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will shut the nation’s only known nuclear test site ahead of an expected meeting with Donald Trump on 12 …

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Don Jr.: I’m Not a Criminal, I’m Just a People-Pleaser

Does the president’s eldest son keep meeting with foreign agents to avoid hurt feelings?<p>As you’ve probably heard by now, over the weekend <i>The New York Times</i> reported that <b>Donald Trump’s</b> oldest son, <b>Donny Jr.,</b> had a pre-election habit of meeting with individuals connected to foreign governments, who <i>may</i> …

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‘We’re in Venezuela’—Trump’s Latest FBI Attack Stuns, Saddens Justice Officials

“You can’t overstate how critical it is that people who have information trust us to protect them,” said a federal prosecutor, adding that Trump is …

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Donald Trump Has All the Power

The president’s alarming Sunday tweet could genuinely produce a crisis between the White House, on the one hand, and the Justice Department and the FBI, on the other.<p>Sunday afternoon, President Trump tweeted an extraordinary threat—extraordinary even by the standards of Donald Trump’s norm-busting …

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“Trump Is Just a Moron”: How the President Played Himself on North Korea

The Kim regime hasn’t changed its position—the president is just finally paying attention.<p>In his rush to reach a disarmament agreement with North Korea, <b>Donald Trump</b> appears to have badly misjudged his adversary, <b>Kim Jong Un.</b> As multiple State Department sources have told me, U.S. demands that North …

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Thoughts and prayers this isn't true in Texas

<b>Van Horn, Texas (CNN) —</b> Americans don't want to admit it. But we are used to this now.<p>Our children have learned to use language like "active shooter," and a classmate, who was a hero on the football team, can suddenly turn into a "gunman."<p>Americans compare the latest school shooting to the most …

Guns

It’s the Guns - The Atlantic

Americans of high-school age are 82 times more likely to die from a gun homicide than 15- to 19-year-olds in the rest of the developed world.<p>This stark discrepancy is often treated as a baffling fact, requiring some counterintuitive explanation. After today’s massacre in Texas, the state’s …

Guns

Surprise! Trump Nominates Acting VA Secretary Robert Wilkie To Fill Role Permanently

<b>Updated at 9:58 p.m. ET</b><p>The pick wasn't surprising, but the announcement was – President Trump will nominate Robert Wilkie, the acting secretary of Veterans Affairs, to become the department's new secretary.<p>Trump was speaking at a meeting on prison reform at the White House when he veered off topic …

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F.B.I. Used Informant to Investigate Russia Ties to Campaign, Not to Spy, as Trump Claims

WASHINGTON — President Trump accused the F.B.I. on Friday, without evidence, of sending a spy to secretly infiltrate his 2016 campaign “for political purposes” even before the bureau had any inkling of the “phony Russia hoax.”<p>In fact, F.B.I. agents sent an informant to talk to two campaign advisers …

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Donald Trump Will Not Rest Until Amazon Is a Smoldering Pile of Radioactive Ash

The president reportedly tried to gouge Jeff Bezos for billions.<p>As you’ve probably heard, <b>Donald Trump’s</b> feelings toward Internet-retail giant Amazon are roughly on par with his feelings toward stairs, and exercise, and steaks with even the slightest bit of pink in the center. Which is to say: he …

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New Evidence Shows the Vegas Shooter Was Probably a Far-Right Extremist, but No One Will Say It

Despite the seemingly overwhelming evidence that the 2017 mass murder on the Las Vegas Strip may have been motivated by extreme-right-wing ideology, …

Las Vegas Shooting

In Europe, Standing Up to America Is Now Patriotic

Trump’s decision to leave the Iran deal is bigger than Iran. It’s exposing more cracks in the trans-Atlantic alliance.<p>The United States and Europe have had serious foreign-policy disputes before—notably during the Iraq war, when France and Germany split with the U.S. over the invasion. But since he …

Europe

What Happened to Michael Cohen’s Missing Bank Records?

The whistleblower who leaked Cohen’s “suspicious-activity report” was alarmed after noticing that two others had mysteriously gone missing.<p>Among the mysteries surrounding <b>Michael Cohen’s</b> post-election windfall is how we came to learn of his influence-peddling operation in the first place. Last week, …

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Emails contradict Pruitt’s accounts of events under ethics investigations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers at a Senate hearing Wednesday hammered Scott Pruitt with his toughest questioning to date amid federal investigations on …

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Rudy Giuliani's 35 most eyebrow raising quotes in his 40-minute(!) CNN interview

<b>(CNN) —</b> Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani sat down with CNN's Chris Cuomo on Friday morning to talk about President Donald Trump's ongoing cold war with the special counsel investigation, his views on the raid of Michael Cohen's office and house and lots and lots of other things.<p>In short: …

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Parkland survivors slam Trump's tweet about the Texas school shooting

The United States experienced yet another tragic school shooting on Friday morning, after someone opened fire at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, …

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Bill Gates: Trump twice asked me the difference between HIV and HPV

Microsoft co-founder tells foundation meeting it was ‘kind of scary’ how much Trump knew about what Gates’ daughter looked like<p>Bill Gates, the billionaire entrepreneur and philanthropist, has claimed Donald Trump twice asked him the difference between HIV and HPV and knew a “scary” amount about …

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He lured young men looking for weed. Their bodies turned up in a pig roaster.

Cosmo DiNardo declared “I am a savage no explanation needed” on social media seven months before police say he lured four young men to his family’s farm, shot them to death, ran one of them over with a backhoe and dumped three of their bodies in a 12-foot-deep pit used as a pig roaster.<p>DiNardo, 21, …

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The real impeachment question isn't if Trump broke the law. It's if we can survive him.

Breaking the law is an impeachable offense but not the only one. We need to ask if America can survive this presidency and, if we do, what kind of nation will we have become.<p>Many Americans now believe that President Trump should be removed from office. Increasingly, calls for impeachment have …

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Michael Cohen Scandal Goes Supernova With Foreign Money

Wednesday, news broke about $4 million in ‘suspicious’ money, a widening FBI investigation, and an admission by Trump he repaid his fixer for paying …

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Donald Trump and the Case of the $107,000,000

No one seems to know how Team Trump managed to spend $107 million in donations for his inauguration<p>Donald Trump spent far less on his presidential …

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The White House Says It Has No Idea How The Controversial Religious Leaders Were Involved In The Jerusalem Embassy Opening

Two pastors who spoke at the ceremony have previously made controversial comments about Jews.<p>As Israeli forces shot and killed dozens of Palestinian protesters in what was one of the deadliest days of violence at the Gaza border in years, a high-ranking White House delegation, including Ivanka …

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The Untold Story of Robert Mueller's Time in Combat

One day in the summer of 1969, a young Marine lieutenant named Bob Mueller arrived in Hawaii for a rendezvous with his wife, Ann. She was flying in …

Military