Myrna Velasco

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Donald Trump is the sole reliable source of truth, says chair of House Science Committee

“Better to get your news directly from the president,” said Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas.<p>It is early days in the Trump administration. (I know it doesn’t feel like it. Check your calendar.) But there have already been disturbing signs of how the administration intends to treat science and government …

Trump says he's leaving businesses to avoid conflicts

NEW YORK (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump declared Wednesday he will leave his business empire behind to focus on his presidency. But the prospect …

Trump spokesman fails to back up Trump claim of voter fraud

President-elect Donald Trump transition spokesman Jason Miller offered no new evidence on Monday to back up his boss’s false claim there was widespread voter fraud in the presidential election. Instead, Miller clung to two previously debunked examples, while criticizing reporters for not taking the …

Trump’s latest Cabinet-level picks mark a move to diversify his administration

The men and women the president-elect has selected for his Cabinet and White House team.<p>The men and women the president-elect has selected for his Cabinet and White House team.<p>President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday began to follow through on a pledge to put together a diverse administration — …

Donald Trump

‘None of the old rules apply’: Dave Eggers travels through post-election America

The word surreal is overused and often wrongly used, but in the case of the Washington Post Election Night Live party, the word was apt. First of all, it was a disco. There was a DJ playing a frenetic mix of contemporary Top 40 and pointedly apropos songs such as Pat Benatar’s “Hit Me With Your …

Peter Thiel

Everyone breathe. There's little chance the election was hacked

You may have heard that cybersecurity experts are calling for a recount of votes in the US presidential election in three key swing states. Jill Stein, the Green Party's candidate, has even said she'll request the recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania if she can raise enough money.<p>The …

Green Party

WTO chief says there's no indication that Trump wants to take the US out the WTO

GENEVA (Reuters) - World Trade Organization chief Roberto Azevedo said on Thursday he had no indictation that US President-elect Donald Trump wanted to withdraw the United States from the global trading body.<p>"I think that at this point in time what we have to do is be ready for a conversation," …

CHART: The Status Of Trump Administration's Key Members

President Trump and his team are filling approximately 4,000 jobs in the federal government that are held by political appointees. Below is an index of the people appointed to Cabinet positions, key White House staff roles and lead positions at other prominent government agencies. Those requiring …

If Republicans Repeal Obamacare, Ryan Has Replacement Blueprint

Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress are vowing to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the signature health care overhaul of President Obama.<p>Trump has offered a few ideas of where he'd like to see a health care overhaul go, such as a greater reliance on health savings accounts, but he …

Health Care

Trump’s Win Was About Culture. Understand This.

The media have way overstated the economic frustration of Trump’s voters. Their anger was cultural. If you get this wrong, you’ll get everything else …

Conway defends AG pick Sessions against accusations of racism

If Democrats find Jeff Sessions so objectionable as a pick to be the nation’s next attorney general, then why did the Alabama senator run unopposed when he last won office in 2014, a senior adviser to President-elect Donald Trump wondered aloud Monday morning.<p>Kellyanne Conway, who managed Trump’s …

From Waitress to State Representative

Rhode Island's Moira Walsh thinks of herself not as a politician but “a waitress who happened to get pissed off enough to take a crack at it.”<p>The 2016 election rewarded candidates who could easily bat away accusations of being members of the establishment, and this held all the way down the ballot: …

Bernie Sanders

The best productivity system for procrastinators is to work with your natural tendencies

In an age where an overloaded schedule is a badge of honor, there’s no shortage of time-management apps and systems for the ambitious worker. But the classic Pomodoro Technique remains one of the most popular productivity options—and for good reason.<p>The Pomodoro Technique, designed by developer and …

5 Yoga Poses To Do Tonight That Will Help You Ace Tomorrow

Because a good day starts with a good night 🌚<p>After a busy and stressful day, what should be one of life’s simplest actions can often feel like the most difficult: falling asleep. If your thoughts are racing and your body is tense, getting high-quality, restorative sleep may seem impossible.<p>Enter …