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Get started building .NET web apps that run in the browser with Blazor

Today we released our first public preview of Blazor, a new experimental .NET web framework using C#/Razor and HTML that runs in the browser with …

Discovery Of Egyptian Army At The Bottom Of The Red Sea Brings Biblical Exodus To Life

There are testaments, there are manuscripts and there are epics. So, historians, archaeologists and researchers abide by some and ignore some. And, …

The ‘Shaming’ of Betsy DeVos

The education secretary should use what her critics fear most: the bully pulpit.<p>Here’s a suggestion for America’s new secretary of education: Forget about federal education policy.<p>Not that policy isn’t important. But if Betsy DeVos wants to make her time count, she’d do best to use what her critics …

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The Latest: Trump meets with leaders of black colleges

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):<p>6:25 p.m.<p>President Donald Trump is meeting with the leaders of the nation's …

How Does Donald Trump Think His War on the Press Will End?

The president has long toyed with the media, but the stakes are much higher now.<p>American presidents have often clashed with the press. But for a long time, the chief executive had little choice but to interact with journalists anyway.<p>This was as much a logistical matter as it was a begrudging …

I Gave Donald Trump A Chance, And Then He...

1. Restarted the Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines.<p>2. Instituted a federal hiring freeze that blocked 2,000 vital, new positions at the VA, and indefinitely suspended Army childcare programs for vets.<p>3. Approved a raid in Yemen that killed 30 people including at least 10 civilians, many of …

Why Paul Ryan is just Donald Trump in better wrapping | Trevor Timm

The speaker of the House poses as a moderate in comparison to Trump. In reality, he’s paving the way for the president’s cruelest policies<p>Nearly all the oxygen and outrage in DC is being sucked up by Donald Trump and his outrageous executive orders. But let’s not forget about the man without whom …

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They’re not lies: Donald Trump wills his ‘truth’ into our reality | Carl Cederström

The president’s ‘alternative facts’ come straight from Norman Vincent Peale’s philosophy of picturing success, no matter what. If only his system really worked<p>“We have a president capable of standing in the rain and saying it was a sunny day,” John Oliver recently observed on Last Week Tonight, as …

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Weird How Donald Trump Always Attacks the Media Right After Reports About His Russia Ties

What a strange and totally not suspicious coincidence.<p>Donald Trump is bad at so many things. Empathy. Hair care. Not being a puppet for terrifying masters both domestic and foreign (co–Presidents Bannon and Putin, respectively). But one thing that Donald Trump is legitimately good at is …

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The infuriating silence of Donald Trump over an Indian engineer’s murder in Kansas

Donald Trump is anything but a man of few words.<p>Especially on Twitter, the US president scarcely restrains himself from reacting to a range of events. In the last few days, for instance, his official Twitter handle @POTUS and personal handle @realDonaldTrump have produced the usual flurry of …

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Visit TRAPPIST-1e! NASA Travel Poster Advertises Exoplanet Discovery

If you're looking for an ultra-long vacation to an ultra-small dwarf star, a new NASA travel poster has just the trip for you: a star trek to …

Pelosi caught on hot mic telling fellow Rep: 'Tell them you're a Muslim'

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., was heard on a hot mic instructing a fellow representative to tell the crowd he is a Muslim.<p>Pelosi, who was attending a protest of President Trump’s temporary immigration ban outside the Supreme Court, introduced Rep. Andre Carson, D-Ind. She introduced …

Trump's firing of a defiant Obama holdover: Why he's no Richard Nixon

Minutes after President Trump fired the acting attorney general, I was on Tucker Carlson’s show and suddenly had to deal with the breaking news.<p>At that very moment, I said, Trump critics were undoubtedly comparing the firing of Sally Yates for refusing to defend the president’s immigration order to …

Whoopi Goldberg doesn't see the difference between Trump and the Taliban

Trump? Taliban? It's all the same to Whoopi Goldberg.<p>The 61-year-old said on "The View" Tuesday she doesn't see the difference between the values of the Trump administration and the Taliban.<p>"We have had a leader who's repeatedly demeaned women, wants to defund organizations that benefit women, …

Pelosi rips Trump's SCOTUS pick, as Republicans weigh 'nuclear option'

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi launched into a blistering attack on President Trump’s Supreme Court pick Tuesday, accusing Judge Neil Gorsuch of being hostile to everything from clean air to children with autism – a hint of likely Democratic resistance, as some Republicans eye a potential …

Donald, duck! Now the Europeans are coming after you

It’s one thing to watch Chuck Schumer manufacture tears for immigrants, or Nancy Pelosi critique a nominee for the Supreme Court, for whom she is not entitled to vote. They are at least Americans, and entitled to voice their discontent with Donald Trump’s nascent administration.<p>It’s another matter …

Why President Trump's Supreme Court Pick Was a 'Home Run'

President Trump’s nomination of Neil Gorsuch to be Associate Justice of the Supreme Court was widely praised as a “home run” among Republicans. …

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President Trump Thinks Republicans Should Get Rid of the Filibuster, If They Have to

President Trump backed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s threat Wednesday to use the “nuclear option” to approve his Supreme Court nominee …

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President Trump's Team Can't Decide Whether the Travel Ban Is a 'Ban'

The Trump Administration can’t decide whether barring travelers from seven majority-Muslim countries and suspending a refugee program is a travel ban …

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Senate Republicans just bent committee rules to approve Cabinet nominees. Is that the new normal?

Senate Democrats aren't making it easy for Republicans to approve President Trump's Cabinet nominees — and now, Republicans are so mad, they're abandoning their own committee rules to push at least two nominees through.<p>Democrats boycotted a Finance Committee hearing Tuesday, meaning the committee …

How a false report that Democrats were caving on Gorsuch made it to a GOP leadership tweet

The simple yet confusing options facing Democrats on President Trump’s Supreme Court pick were laid bare on Wednesday morning, as a misprint in Politico’s Playbook newsletter prompted the GOP’s Senate whip to say that the opposition to nominee Neil Gorsuch had already started to fold.<p>Early Monday …

Trump picks Colo. appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court

President Trump nominated Colorado federal appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court on Tuesday, opting in the most important decision of his young presidency for a highly credentialed favorite of the conservative legal establishment to fill the opening created last year by the death …

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Why business is excited about Neil Gorsuch

One legal decision holds the key to why business is excited about Neil Gorsuch, President Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court.<p>And it's not Hobby Lobby, which touched on Obamacare, birth control, religion and corporations -- though Gorsuch joined an influential opinion in that case.<p>It's a much …

Trump’s ban puts a chill on science and cleantech

Samira Samimi knew she wanted to be a scientist the first time she saw a glacier. “This is what I want to do,” she remembers thinking on her trip to …

900 State Department Officials Are Reportedly Protesting Against Trump's Travel Ban

About 900 U.S. State Department officials signed an internal dissent memo protesting a travel ban by U.S. President Donald Trump on refugees and …

Warren Buffett: I bought $12 billion of stock after Trump won

(Reuters) - The failure of Warren Buffett's favored candidate to capture the White House has not dimmed the billionaire's appetite for stocks.<p>Buffett revealed that he has bought $12 billion of stock for his company Berkshire Hathaway Inc since the Republican Donald Trump beat Democrat Hillary …

Pelosi jabs Trump during CNN town hall

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi spewed verbal daggers at President Donald Trump on Tuesday night, saying she feels pity for the commander-in-chief and calling him “reckless,” “brash” and “so insecure.”<p>Pelosi’s remarks came during an hour-long town hall on CNN during which she was asked a range …

Bridgewater's Dalio says Trump's populist policies could hurt world economy

(Reuters) - Ray Dalio, founder of the world's largest hedge fund Bridgewater Associates LP, said he is increasingly concerned about the Trump administration's "populist" policies that could hurt the world economy.<p>The detrimental effects of these policies could be more powerful than the beneficial …

Neil Gorsuch's conservatism runs deep

<b>(CNN) —</b> Neil Gorsuch, Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, is by all accounts a well-respected conservative jurist, one most likely to become the intellectual heir to Justice Antonin Scalia, whose seat Gorsuch will fill if confirmed.<p>The confirmation process, regardless of Gorsuch's …