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Opinion: The bull in a china shop | Opinion | DW | 26.05.2017

Seeing the western military alliance NATO as a debt collector for defense spending? US President Donald Trump doesn’t seem to get it, says DW’s …

Trump Invents Accomplishments, Whines About The Media During Coast Guard Commencement Speech

DONALD TRUMP: Now I want to take this opportunity to give you some advice. Over the course of your life, you will find that things are not always …

Coast Guard

Budget director Mick Mulvaney’s claim that Obama imposed regulations without considering costs

By Glenn Kessler<p>Glenn Kessler<p>The Fact Checker<p>Email Bio Follow<p><i>“It is our position that the previous administration failed to follow the law in many, many circumstances. And that they simply imposed regulation without proper regard to the cost side of that analysis.”</i> <b><br>— White House budget director Mick</b> …

Obama Administration

5 Old-Fashioned Ways to Predict the Weather

Have you noticed how nature gives its own subtle forecast clues?

Revisiting Jackie Robinson’s Major-League Début, Seventy Years Later

On April 15, 1947, Ed Silverman, a reporter for <i>Sports-Week</i> magazine, took the subway from his apartment, on West Twenty-fourth Street in Manhattan, to the Prospect Park stop, in Brooklyn, walked to Empire Boulevard, and crossed the street to Ebbets Field. Silverman, who was born in Jersey City and …

Donald Trump: A bigger “factoid” president than Nixon?

<b>(AP/Shawn Thew)</b><p>If we’re going to tell the truth from a lie, and real news from fake, let’s start with the definition of this word<p>David Masciotra<p>April 2, 2017 2:00pm (UTC)<p>The word “factoid” has now become a factoid. In an ironic, postmodern twist, most people now confuse the definition of the term, …

Paul Ryan is discovering why the government is involved in health care

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan has a problem.<p>His ObamaCare replacement bill, the American Health Care Act, is up for a vote in the House on Thursday …

Health Care

Science says your dog is lying to you for food. Bad doggie.

When your pooch gives you those sad puppy dog eyes, don’t you want to just give them the world? But wait a second. According to new research, dogs …

Pets

Why the Flynn-Russia Affair Is So Troubling for Donald Trump

Call it what you will: Flynnghazi. Russiagate. The Crackpot Dome scandal. No matter the sobriquet attached to the inappropriate discussions between …

Donald Trump

Who's Afraid of a Big BAT Tax?

The Border Adjustment Tax, a proposal favored by House Speaker Paul Ryan, has aroused serious opposition from Republican senators.<p>Donald Trump is feeling good about taxes. In his gonzo press conference last Thursday, he assured Americans that “very historic tax reform” is absolutely on track and is …

Republicans

The Parasite That Lures Mosquitoes to Humans

Malaria can alter the behavior of insects that spread it.<p>Here are some things parasites will do to survive.<p>The hairworm makes infected crickets commit suicide in water so it can find a mate. Parasitic barnacles invade the bodies of crabs, sterilize them, and then trick them into caring for baby …

Biology

Is President Trump’s executive order constitutional?

By David B. Rivkin Jr. ,<p>Karen Tumlin and<p>James Downie<p>James Downie<p>Digital opinions editor<p>Email Bio Follow<p><i>David B. Rivkin Jr. practices appellate and constitutional law in the District and served in the Justice Department under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. Karen Tumlin is legal</i> …

Immigration

Progressives’ reckoning: Donald Trump’s trade promises to Rust Belt voters might come back to haunt him

<b>FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2016 file photo, supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump cheer during a campaign rally in Cincinnati, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File) (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)</b><p>Trump won big with workers whose jobs have been exported like those at the Carrier …

Why Steve Bannon Hates Paul Ryan

This week, President-elect Donald Trump named Steve Bannon as his chief White House strategist. Coverage of the appointment has (rightly) focused on …

Donald Trump