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Trump supporters have their own dating websites now — and they're already sparking controversy

The dating game has become more political than ever. A 2016 Tinder study found 71% of online daters consider political differences to be a dealbreaker.<p>And now, two online dating sites — Trump Dating and TrumpSingles — have arisen to indulge one side of that growing divide.<p>The two sites brand …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump Reportedly Had 9-Month Affair with Playboy Model While Married to Melania

An explosive new report in <i>The New Yorker</i> claims that Donald Trump had a consensual sexual relationship with former <i>Playboy</i> Playmate of the Year Karen …

Donald Trump

Russians indicted in special counsel Robert Mueller's probe

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Robert Mueller

The left shouldn’t fear nationalism. It should embrace it.

National solidarity is an old, powerful theme on the left — one it shuns at its peril.<p>To some on the left, Donald Trump’s presidency, combined with disturbing developments in Europe, suggests that progressive politics are doomed by the rise of nationalism.<p>“Forget the nostalgia for 21st-century …

Political Science

In Russia Inquiry, Lawyers Tell Trump to Refuse Mueller Interview

WASHINGTON — Lawyers for President Trump have advised him against sitting down for a wide-ranging interview with the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, according to four people briefed on the matter, raising the specter of a monthslong court battle over whether the president must answer …

Donald Trump

Trump says he wants a 'merit-based' immigration system — here's why that's easier said than done

WASHINGTON AND SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS—When President Trump talks about immigration in his first State of The Union speech tonight, people are likely to hear him use one phrase in particular: "merit-based immigration."<p>As part of his offer to put 1.8 million young, unauthorized immigrant "Dreamers" on a …

Immigration

Trump Administration Takes Aim At Protections For California Desert

Trump administration officials announced this week that they’re considering dropping protections for a vast swath of the California desert to open up more land to energy development.<p>The warning is similar to the one that led to the dramatic reduction of protected land in the Bears Ears and Grand …

Renewable Energy

Donald Trump said 4 things that aren't true in a single 47-word tweet

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Saturday morning, before heading out for a round of golf, President Donald Trump tweeted this:<p><i>"This memo totally vindicates 'Trump' in probe. But the Russian Witch Hunt goes on and on. Their was no Collusion and there was no Obstruction (the word now used because, after one year of</i> …

Donald Trump

White House To Withdraw Controversial Nominee For Top Environmental Post

<b>Updated 8:38 a.m. ET</b><p>A White House official confirms with NPR that Kathleen Hartnett White's controversial nomination to head the Council on Environmental Quality is being withdrawn.<p><i>The Washington Post</i> first reported the decision to drop Hartnett White's nomination. Citing anonymous administration …

Clean Technology

US House Speaker Paul Ryan deletes $1.50 tax cut gain tweet

Washington, Feb 4 (IANS) US House speaker Paul Ryan has come under fire after citing a school worker who was $1.50 a week better off because of …

U.S. House of Representatives

China Is Attempting To Muzzle #MeToo

When Xiao Meili entered her freshman year at the Communication University of China in 2008, she was inundated with sexist messages that made her feel bad about herself.<p>"In high school, we were never allowed to wear makeup, then when we started university, all of a sudden, becoming a 'pretty woman' …

China

Trump claims memo 'totally vindicates' him in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday claimed complete vindication from a congressional memo that alleges the FBI abused its surveillance powers during the investigation into his campaign's possible Russia ties. But the memo also includes revelations that might complicate efforts by …

Donald Trump

Putin’s Saturday Night Massacre: He got Trump and the GOP to sell out America

Putin’s KGB-inspired maneuvering has all the earmarks of a carefully planned, professionally executed war game. But it's not a game.<p>Whiplash. It happened so swiftly, but with such surgical precision, the full impact of the series of events took a few breathless moments for the nation to grasp what …

Donald Trump

Hong Kong bans pro-democracy activist from election

Agnes Chow, a 21-year-old who helped lead the 2014 Umbrella Movement, has been blocked from standing in an upcoming by-election. Her Demosisto party …

Hong Kong

Millions of Americans Believe God Made Trump President

A surprisingly fascinating book explains why.<p>If Donald Trump gets a little bored on his flight home from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, he can always page through a book handed to him by a delegate not long after he arrived: “God and Donald Trump.”<p>The volume, written by Stephen …

Faith

The Trump Administration Just Blocked Haitians From Applying for Temporary Work Visas

Haitians will no longer be eligible for temporary agricultural and seasonal visas in the U.S. following a new regulatory filing from the Department …

Bannon Is Subpoenaed in Mueller’s Russia Investigation

WASHINGTON — Stephen K. Bannon, President Trump’s former chief strategist, was subpoenaed last week by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, to testify before a grand jury as part of the investigation into possible links between Mr. Trump’s associates and Russia, according to a person with …

Donald Trump

Nuclear war became more likely this week

The Trump administration’s nuclear policy review loosens constraints on the use of nuclear weapons. We should all be worried<p>Too bad the book flying off the shelves isn’t the other one about “fire and fury”, The Doomsday Machine, Daniel Ellsberg’s startling volume about his life as a nuclear war …

South Korean President Moon Jae-in Says He's Open to Meeting Kim Jong Un

(SEOUL, South Korea) — South Korea’s president said Wednesday he’s open to meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un if certain conditions are …

White House plans to destroy Trump election fraud commission's voter data

The White House intends to destroy voter data collected by the election fraud commission recently shut down by President Donald Trump, the Justice Department said in a court filing Tuesday night.<p>White House Director of Information Technology Charles Herndon said in a declaration submitted to a …

Government

Donald Trump is suing my publisher, and its response is magnificent

Henry Holt is a division of Macmillan (owners of Tor Books, who publish my novels); they're the folks who published Michael Wolff's bestselling <i>Fire</i> …

Donald Trump

Did Donald Trump Just Forget the Words to the National Anthem on Live TV?

Donald Trump, who just last week described himself as both “like, really smart” and “a very stable genius,” may have some studying up to do. While attending the College Football Playoff National Championship game between the University of Georgia and the University of Alabama on Monday night, the …

Donald Trump

Trump’s threat to cut aid funds to Pakistan, Palestinians triggers backlash

President Donald Trump’s threat to cut aid to the Palestinians and nuclear-armed ally Pakistan is not simply a case of saving a few hundred million dollars spent on problems in faraway countries, analysts and former officials said Wednesday.<p>One expert warned that such a move could drive …

Israel

Trump’s big new proposal to undercut the Affordable Care Act, explained

How association health plans could undermine the health care law’s markets.<p>The Trump administration just dropped new regulations to allow more small businesses and self-employed Americans to buy skimpier health insurance that doesn’t comply with the Affordable Care Act’s regulations — part of the …

Health Care

Firm That Contracted 'Steele Dossier' Says It Was 'Shocked' By Findings on Trump

The founders of the political research firm that commissioned the infamous Russia dossier say they were "shocked" by the things they say it uncovered and want their full story to be public.<p>Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch, founders of the opposition research shop Fusion GPS, also are accusing …

Sessions nixes Obama-era rules leaving states alone that legalize pot

<b>(CNN) —</b> Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday rescinded a trio of memos from the Obama administration that had adopted a policy of non-interference with marijuana-friendly state laws.<p>The move essentially shifts federal policy from the hands-off approach adopted under the previous …

Cannabis

Trump just fired the entire White House HIV/AIDS council

There is currently no Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS as President Trump fired the last 16 members on Wednesday, the Daily Beast reports. …

Public Health

Trump: Postal Service is ‘dumber and poorer’ for not charging Amazon more

President Donald Trump on Friday called on the United States Postal Service to charge Amazon and others “much more” for shipping, adding that the government agency is becoming “dumber and poorer” by not doing so.<p>“Why is the United States Post Office, which is losing many billions of dollars a year, …

Donald Trump

Billionaire kingmakers swarm Florida governor's race after Trump endorsement

Not long after an admiring presidential tweet, Congressman Ron DeSantis won the backing of some of the most influential players in GOP politics.<p>After Donald Trump appeared to endorse Ron DeSantis’ campaign for Florida governor last week, a handful of the biggest and most influential billionaires in …

Republicans

The Ten Worst Things Scott Pruitt’s EPA Has Already Done

Don’t be overwhelmed by bad environmental news—itemize it.<p>No part of the government has been untouched by the Trump revolution. Multiple Cabinet …