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Collins and Murkowski Are In Deep Trouble If They Vote For Kavanaugh

Based on results from national polls published over the past few days, Brett Kavanuagh is drowning. Never before has a Supreme Court nominee been …

Voting

A Hail Mary Attempt to Save the West's Largest Coal Plant Has Failed

After a brief period of hope that it could be kept alive longer, the largest coal plant in the West is once again on track shut down at the end of …

Navajo Nation

Anonymous stock-market manipulators behind $20B+ of "mispricing" can be tracked by their writing styles

In a new Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper, Columbia Law prof Joshua Mitts uses "stylometry" (previously) to track how market manipulators who …

Stock Markets

Kavanaugh Ally Suggests Accuser Confused Him With Classmate, Doxes Classmate

A leading ally of Brett Kavanaugh has, based on a hunch, claimed a woman who accused the Supreme Court nominee of assaulting her in high school …

Chuck Grassley

A draft executive order targets social media companies for anti-trust violations

However, the document hasn’t gone through a formal policy process<p>A draft executive order from the White House surfaced last night that would direct federal authorities to “thoroughly investigate whether any online platform has acted in violation of the antitrust laws.” However, White House …

Social Media

Michael Lewis: The Big Short author on how Trump is gambling with nuclear disaster

The fifth risk is something impossible to prepare for. What matters is having a well-organised government to respond<p>‘The woman who ran Obama’s energy-policy analysis was told the office was now occupied by Eric Trump’s brother-in-law’ Michael Lewis<p>Michael Lewis began thinking about his new book,<i>The</i> …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

Ed Whelan’s tweets have created a second Kavanaugh scandal

Did Brett Kavanaugh know a friend of his was planning to smear a private citizen?<p>On Thursday night, conservative legal operative Ed Whelan sent a series of tweets suggesting that the sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh were likely a case of mistaken identity. His evidence was that a …

Brett Kavanaugh

George Washington’s Broken Dream of a National University

The founders believed a federal institution focused on civic education could help unite a fractured country.<p>It had not yet been two decades since the revolution when George Washington stood before Congress on January 8, 1790, to deliver what was, effectively, the inaugural State of the Union …

George Washington

The GOP's growing identity crisis

The Republican Party is suffering an identity crisis that poses acute short- and long-term risks: President Trump, with 38% approval in Gallup, is …

Ben Sasse

Blue wave alert: Texas Senate race now a toss-up

Political analyst Charlie Cook today changed his race rating for the Texas Senate race to toss-up from "lean Republican." He also moved the race …

Senate Race

Trump drops civil tone, slams Kavanaugh accuser credibility

WASHINGTON (AP) — A high-stakes standoff between Republicans and the woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh of a three-decade-old sexual attack stretched into the weekend after the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman said his panel would vote Monday on Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination without a deal on …

China warns U.S. to withdraw sanctions or 'bear the consequences'

Global Power<p>Withdraw the sanctions or "bear the consequences."<p>That was the unnervingly vague ultimatum that China leveled at the Trump administration Friday, after Beijing was punished for buying Russian arms.<p>Since December, Russia has delivered 10 Sukhoi Su-35 combat aircraft to China as well as …

Sanctions

Trump walks back his plan to declassify documents related to Russia investigation

President Trump on Friday walked back his order earlier this week to declassify information in the ongoing probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, saying Justice Department officials and others had persuaded him not to do so for the time being.<p>The retreat from his declassification …

U.S. Department of Justice

Yale Law dean: Reports that professor groomed female clerks for Kavanaugh 'of enormous concern'

Supreme Court<p>The dean of Yale Law School on Thursday responded to reports that a prominent professor at the school had advised students seeking judicial clerkships with Brett Kavanaugh on their physical looks, saying the reported allegations of faculty misconduct are "of enormous concern" and …

Brett Kavanaugh

Walmart is where the trade war comes home

Two weeks ago, Walmart asked the Trump administration to walk back its plan to put tariffs on Christmas lights, shampoo, dog food, luggage, mattresses, handbags, backpacks, vacuum cleaners, bicycles, cooking grills, cable cords and air conditioners.<p>In a letter to US Trade Representative Robert …

Tariffs

Psychologists Studied 5,000 Genius Kids for 45 Years — Here Are Their 6 Key Takeaways

Even kids with genius-level IQs need teachers to help them reach their full potential.<p>Follow thousands of superbright kids for four and a half …

Standardized Testing

At this rate, Earth risks sea level rise of 20 to 30 feet, historical analysis shows

Temperatures not much warmer than the planet is experiencing now were sufficient to melt a major part of the East Antarctic ice sheet in Earth’s past, scientists reported Wednesday, including during one era about 125,000 years ago when sea levels were as much as 20 to 30 feet higher than they are …

Sea Level

Boost Your Emotional Intelligence with These 3 Questions

As the concept of emotional intelligence has gone global, we’ve watched professionals founder as they try to improve their emotional intelligence (or EI) because they either don’t know where to focus their efforts or they haven’t understood how to improve these skills on a practical level.<p>In our …

Michael Cohen Has Spoken Repeatedly With Mueller’s Prosecutors

WASHINGTON — Michael D. Cohen, President Trump’s former personal lawyer, has been interviewed repeatedly in the past month by prosecutors in the special counsel investigation into whether the Trump campaign conspired with Russian operatives, according to two people with knowledge of the …

Michael Cohen

The Plot to Subvert an Election: Unraveling the Russia Story So Far

For two years, Americans have tried to absorb the details of the 2016 attack: spies, leaked emails, social media fraud — and President Trump’s claims that it’s all a hoax. The Times explores what we know and what it means.

Donald Trump

Trump Asks About Site of His Golf Club During Florence Briefing

While President Trump was briefed on the deadly, devastating aftermath of Hurricane Florence, he took a moment to ask an official about the condition …

Donald Trump

Accuser's schoolmate says she recalls hearing of alleged Kavanaugh incident

Supreme Court<p>WASHINGTON — A former schoolmate of Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser wrote a Facebook post saying she recalls hearing about the alleged assault involving Kavanaugh, though she says she has no first-hand information to corroborate the accuser’s claims.<p>"Christine Blasey Ford was a year or so …

Northern California

Opposition to Kavanaugh grows, support at historic low: Reuters/Ipsos poll

(Reuters) - A growing number of Americans said they opposed President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, as the candidate’s confirmation hearings took place and as he fended off a sexual assault claim, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed.<p>FILE PHOTO: Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh …

U.S. Supreme Court

Inside Facebook’s Election ‘War Room’

MENLO PARK, Calif. — Sandwiched between Building 20 and Building 21 in the heart of Facebook’s campus, an approximately 25-foot-by-35-foot conference room is under construction.<p>Thick cords of blue wiring hang from the ceiling, ready to be attached to window-size computer monitors on 16 desks. On …

Sheryl Sandberg

Trump’s FEMA chief reportedly facing possible criminal probe

We’ve known for about a week that FEMA chief Brock Long isn’t just dealing with the effects of Hurricane Florence; he’s also found himself facing an …

Donald Trump

Why Manafort’s Flip May Matter More Than 25 Russian Indictments

For much of the past year, whenever a major new indictment has come down in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, we’ve been showing you a …

Paul Manafort

Global Economy to Witness a Major Reset, Emirates President Says

U.S. President Donald Trump’s trade battles and the accumulation of global debt to pre-financial crisis levels are among factors that will drive a …

Economics

Trump’s latest abuse of power is likely to blow up in his face

President Trump and his Republican allies in Congress are running a systematic campaign of harassment and disruption directed at legitimate law enforcement activity being conducted on behalf of the American people — with the active goal of protecting Trump and his cronies from accountability and …

Donald Trump

Experts say federal investigators now have 'the perfect storm of cooperators' against Trump

Michael Cohen has been called President Donald Trump's fixer and pit bull.<p>Paul Manafort worked on Trump's campaign during the most pivotal time in the 2016 election season.<p>Allen Weisselberg, the Trump Organization's longtime chief financial officer, manages the company's books and has been …

Donald Trump

These Are the Four Big Personality Types, According to Science

Personality tests are beloved by high school guidance counselors and self-help book authors — but less so by many scientists. There’s controversy …

Los Angeles