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When Will the GOP Finally Wake Up to President Trump?

Republicans see no emerging autocrat, no flailing nincompoop, no not-really-conservative Republican In Name Only who doesn’t care about ideas. They …

Trump Voters Stand to Suffer Most From Obamacare Repeal and a Trade War

Donald Trump’s most ardent supporters are likely to be hit the hardest if he makes good on his promise to dismantle the Affordable Care Act and embark on trade wars with China and Mexico.<p>“I think you’re going to get a disproportionate impact on people who supported Donald Trump but maybe don’t …

Affordable Care Act

Trump World — Including Steve Bannon — Is Already Looking At The 2018 Midterms

Before the inauguration, Bannon, the president's chief strategist, met with donors in loose terms about the 2018 midterms. Meanwhile, the outside groups filled with Trump operatives and associates are staffing up.<p>WASHINGTON — Well before President Trump’s inauguration, his top adviser Steve Bannon …

Republicans

While other outlets fact-check Trump, Infowars provides alternative facts

Almost every media outlet from left to right, from Salon to Fox News, has debunked President Trump's claim about millions of illegal votes being cast in the 2016 election.<p>Almost.<p>Trump has a happy enabler at Infowars, a right-wing web site that traffics in conspiracy theories and fear-mongering.<p>The …

Donald Trump

Trump capping a pen with his tiny hands gets a huge Photoshop battle

President Donald Trump has long been a popular subject of Reddit's r/PhotoshopBattles, but now that he is the leader of the free world, expect to see …

California clears hurdle for cancer warning label on Roundup

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — California can require Monsanto to label its popular weed-killer Roundup as a possible cancer threat despite an insistence from …

Agriculture

The End of the American Century

The country’s role as a global model and guarantor of freedom and rule of law is being brought to an end by Trump.<p>In 1941, a year before America entered World War II, Henry Luce, the founder and publisher of <i>Time</i>, wrote an essay called “The American Century.” It was an argument not just against …

Drenched: How L.A. went from bone-dry to 216% of normal rainfall in four months

According to the latest maps, Southern California is still in a drought.<p>But the dry conditions that have mired the region for more than five years have definitely shifted — at least for now.<p>Sunday's huge storm — which dumped nearly 4 inches of rain in some areas — is part of a wetter trend that …

Weather

BANK OF AMERICA: Theresa May's Brexit plan means 'lower incomes all round'

In a note to clients, the US investment bank highlighted the economic benefits of the customs union and single market, as well as the costs of leaving.<p>Free trade via the customs union with the EU "has been a key driver of rising average living standards in recent decades (though of course there is …

10 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When They Write a Book

You have a story to tell. Tell it, profitably.<p>Books can make, break or elevate a brand. For an entrepreneur, a book is the ultimate business card and a creative way to expand your voice. Most of all, publishing a book is a powerful way to share your story and expertise in a way that can change …

Dismayed by democracy? The alternative is far worse

The vote always had to be fought for, and the battle was often noisy. From the 1866 Hyde Park riots through to the suffragettes and the African National Congress, the rallying cries echoed and inspired long after the struggle for democracy was won.<p>The Guardian view on democracy: an uncertain year | …

Political Science

Trump’s Camp Explains Why Kanye Wasn’t Asked To Perform At The Inauguration

Like it or not, Kanye West has declared his unequivocal support for Donald Trump by noting onstage that he would’ve voted for him, meeting with the President-Elect at Trump Tower, and tweeting out a signed copy of Trump’s <i>Time</i> cover. So why, as Trump’s camp repeatedly struggles to book any big name …

The Las Vegas Warehouse Where All Returned Online Purchases Go

Every item in the warehouse, the size of two football fields, someone returned to a seller like Amazon, Wal-Mart or Home Depot.

Las Vegas

[UPDATED] Kim Kardashian's Paris Robbery Might Have Been an Inside Job

One of the arrested suspects is allegedly the family's Paris limo driver.<p>Shortly following the news that 17 suspects were arrested Monday in connection with Kim Kardashian's terrifying Paris robbery, new details have now emerged that suggest the whole thing might have been an inside job.<p>According …

Texan City Found In Violation Of Voting Rights Act

The city of Pasadena will now have to clear election law changes with the DOJ.<p>A Texas city violated the Voting Rights Act and the 14th Amendment by purposefully trying to dilute Latino votes, a U.S. district judge ruled Friday.<p>Pasadena, Texas, will become the first jurisdiction to have to clear …

Cleveland Clinic Doctor Goes Full Anti-Vaccine

In a striking display of anti-science fear-mongering, the Cleveland Clinic’s Daniel Neides, M.D., medical director and chief operating officer of the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute, regurgitated anti-vaccine talking points on a local news site. Right in the middle of flu season, a medical …

Public Health

Entrepreneurs, Prepare For A Rough Ride In 2017

At the start of every year I write a post that attempts to predict what the new year will bring. I’m never 100% right, but thinking it through and laying out the assumptions is useful. 2017 has more moving pieces than any year I remember. The U.S. economy is near the top of its cycle, social …

Health Care

Tax Shelter Guru Gets $60 Million IRS Penalty And No Day In Court

The IRS wants over $60 million in tax shelter promoter penalties from John Larson. They are not penalties that can be contested in Tax Court. The requirement is that the penalties be paid and a claim for refund made. If the claim is denied, the taxpayer gets to go to District Court or the Court of …

Judiciary

Small percentage of hate crimes aimed at whites

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The horrific beating of a mentally disabled white man in Chicago by four black assailants broadcast on social media is …

Hate Crimes

Theranos fires 41% of staffers

Troubled blood testing startup Theranos is downsizing yet again.<p>Theranos said on Friday it has fired 155 employees -- about 41% of its current workforce.<p>In October, it laid off 340 employees across Arizona, California and Pennsylvania when it closed its clinical labs and Theranos Wellness …

Genetic Engineering

'This is just unheard of and unprecedented': Former CIA director slams Trump's rift with the intel community

"I've been in public service for over 50 years — I have never seen anything like this in my lifetime," said Panetta, who served as CIA director from 2009 to 2011 and as defense secretary from 2011 to 2013.<p>"The fact that the president-elect is tweeting about these issues and taking it to the public …

Cadillac's new subscription service offers users a fleet of luxury cars with the press of a button

Book by Cadillac lets you drive all their top vehicles for a monthly fee.<p>8<p>SHARES<p>Imagine if you could have access to a fleet of top-of-the-line luxury …

Ex-CIA Director James Woolsey Quits Trump Transition Team

Former CIA director James Woolsey has left the Donald Trump presidential transition team, a spokesman for the former defense official and ambassador said.<p>"Effective immediately, Ambassador Woolsey is no longer a senior advisor to President-elect Trump or the Transition. He wishes the …

Donald Trump

Trump objects after House GOP votes to gut ethics office

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump criticized House Republicans Tuesday for making one of their first acts a vote to gut the independent …

Donald Trump

New Year's Day Brings New Laws Regulating Phones, Guns and Soft Drinks

The new year brings a host of new laws across the country that go into effect starting Sunday — from restrictions on holding a cell phone while driving to greater freedom for carrying a gun in public.<p>While many states already restrict the use of <b>cell phones</b> in the car, California is now taking that …

Guns

Madrid plans to plant gardens on top of the city's buses

Madrid is drawing up lans to plant gardens on the rooftop of the city's buses and bus stops.<p>The authorities in the Spanish capital have come up with the proposals as a novel way of tackling CO2 emissions, The Local reported. The gardens are also intended to soak up heat, noise and pollution.<p>A …

Sustainability

Paul Ryan Caught Working With Putin and Russia, To Rig House Races

There is no doubt that the GOP received benefits from the Russian hack on the Democrats, and details of how the party was able to benefit have been …

Democratic Party

Arrests after US tourist alleges she was drugged and gang raped in India

Indian police arrested four men on Monday on suspicion of drugging and raping an American tourist who visited Delhi earlier this year.<p>The 25-year-old woman alleges that during the April trip she given spiked water in her hotel room and sexually assaulted by five men over two days.<p>'I was so scared … …

Crime

Fights, Disturbances and Chaos Break Out at Malls Across the United States

A series of apparently unconnected fights and disturbances broke out at malls across the country the day after Christmas, leaving shoppers desperate for an exit and authorities struggling to wrangle unruly crowds.<p>Several arrests and multiple injuries were reported — including an assault on an …

Law Enforcement

Solar At The Beginning Of 2016 Vs Solar At The End Of 2016

Sometimes solar energy seems to be on a tear. Then suddenly the industry is on the verge of collapse. This dynamic is known as the Solarcoaster. While 2016 was a wild ride for all of us, the volatility was more pronounced in renewables than in most sectors.<p><b>Me at the Beginning of 2016 vs Me at the</b> …

Fossil Fuels