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Ugly American Donald Trump is about to enter the White House

This is a president who can barely express himself, for whom being right is more important than being informed and being first more important that …

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What do Israelis think about settlements? Turns out age matters.

U.N. Security Council Resolution 2334, approved on Dec. 23, condemned the establishment of Israeli settlements outside the 1967 borders as “a flagrant violation under international law.” Though the United States abstained from the vote, Secretary of State John F. Kerry reiterated the U.S. …

Israel

Anti-Trump operatives targeted in online ‘catfishing’ scheme

Posing as a British solicitor, a con man sought information on the operatives' plans to attack Trump.<p>Steven Wessel is a convicted con man with a Big Apple flair, feigning connections to Ronald Reagan and pretending to be an Oxford man while bilking rich Manhattanites of $750,000. But his last scam …

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Undoing Obama

On January 20, President-elect Donald Trump will be sworn into office and he promises to hit the ground running with a flurry of actions that will undo regulations enacted by President Barack Obama. "Regulations are coming off," he said to the crowd gathered at his New Year's Eve party at …

Health Care

Before Her Assassination, Berta Cáceres Singled Out Hillary Clinton for Backing Honduran Coup

<b>AMY GOODMAN:</b> Let’s talk about Honduras. I want to go to Hillary Clinton in the 2009 coup in Honduras that ousted the democratically elected President …

Russian operation hacked a Vermont utility, showing risk to U.S. electrical grid security, officials say

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> An earlier version of this story incorrectly said that Russian hackers had penetrated the U.S. electric grid. Authorities say there is no indication of that so far. The computer at Burlington Electric that was hacked was not attached to the grid.<p>A code associated with the Russian …

Russia

Facebook Doesn’t Tell Users Everything It Really Knows About Them

Facebook has long let users see all sorts of things the site knows about them, like whether they enjoy soccer, have recently moved, or like Melania …

Privacy

Spree of Obama actions revives GOP concerns over ‘midnight’ regs, agenda

A flurry of big decisions out of the Obama administration just weeks before President-elect Donald Trump takes office has rekindled Republican concerns about President Obama’s plans for jamming through so-called “midnight regulations” and other leftover items from his wish-list on his way out the …

Regulation

Trump vineyard seeks Labor Department approval to hire foreign workers

Federal ethics experts for former Democratic and Republican administrations warned Thursday that President-elect Donald Trump is creating a major conflict of interest by allowing his Virginia vineyard to seek special temporary visas for foreign workers.<p>Trump, who is president of the Charlottesville …

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Trump ally wishes Mad Cow disease death for Obama

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A New York Republican who served as Donald Trump's campaign co-chair in the state is under fire for saying he hopes President Barack Obama will die of Mad Cow disease and making racist comments about first lady Michelle Obama.<p>Carl Paladino, an ally of Trump who recently visited …

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What to binge-watch over the holidays

Sure, the holidays are supposed to be for family time, but sometimes you need a break for some “me time.” That means it’s the perfect opportunity to …

Donald Trump’s Pick for Health Secretary Traded Medical Stocks While in House

Rep. Tom Price has sponsored and advocated legislation that could affect the companies’ share prices<p>President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to run the Health and Human Services Department traded more than $300,000 in shares of health-related companies over the past four years while sponsoring and …

Health Care

The Best Television Shows of 2016

In a crowded year of Peak TV, the series that stood out the most<p>From <i>Catastrophe</i> and <i>Fleabag</i> to <i>High Maintenance</i> and <i>Insecure</i>, <i>The Atlantic</i>’s writers and editors pick their favorite television shows of 2016. (For a deeper dive, there’s also a roundup of the year’s best TV episodes.)<p><i>Atlanta</i><p>It may be …

TV

What You Need to Know About Authoritarianism

Amanda Taub was looking at her iPhone at 3 a.m. early this year — she was feeding her baby and just trying to stay awake. That’s when she stumbled on …

Political Science

Trump's Tax Plan Explained in 4 Charts

Predicting the priorities of the Donald Trump administration is a favorite parlor game in Washington and on Wall Street these days.<p>Though the …

Republicans

Donald Trump Is Gaslighting America

In this scorched-earth op-ed, Lauren Duca takes on Trump's systematic attempts to destabilize the truth and weaken the foundation of American freedom.<p>The CIA officially determined that Russia intervened in our election, and President-elect Donald Trump dismissed the story as if it were a piece of …

Why Washington can’t compromise | VICE News

When people have asked me what it's like to cover Congress, I used to recount a story from July 2006. Republicans were in the waning weeks of the last time they controlled both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue. Congress was about to break for August recess ahead of the midterm elections, in which the …

Republicans

9 Underrated TV Comedies You Should Binge Now on Netflix (Photos)

From “Bernie Mac” to “My Name Is Earl,” plenty of undervalued sitcoms are worth discovering – or giving a second look<p>Not every comedy can be “Friends” or “Modern Family” or “The Big Bang Theory.” Some flop or just fail to connect with the audience they should have. Luckily, you can catch these TV …

TV

Pentagon buries evidence of $125 billion in bureaucratic waste

The Pentagon has buried an internal study that exposed $125 billion in administrative waste in its business operations amid fears Congress would use the findings as an excuse to slash the defense budget, according to interviews and confidential memos obtained by The Washington Post.<p>Pentagon leaders …

Military

Is the Slide Into Tribal Politics Inevitable?

Donald J. Trump’s victory could well push the American party system toward a clash between an overwhelmingly white ethnic party and a cosmopolitan coalition of minority groups and college-educated whites.<p>Despite the unexpected result, Mr. Trump lost the popular vote in an election that in some …

Political Science

Woman's Epic Anti-Trump Twitter Rant Goes Viral

Donald Trump wasn’t the only one venting his frustrations on Twitter early Sunday morning.<p>The president-elect once-again attacked the latest episode of Saturday Night Live, calling the comedy show "unwatchable," despite appearing to set aside time each week to critique the show himself.<p>But one …

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Mark Zuckerberg Loses $3.7 Billion Following Trump Election

Since the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s net worth has fallen by $3.7 billion.<p>Since …

Can Trump send American citizens to Guantanamo Bay?

<b>(CNN) —</b> If President-elect Donald Trump decides to make good on his campaign pledge to "load up" the prison camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, with new domestic terror suspects caught in the US -- including American citizens -- legal experts say he is asking for an unprecedented constitutional …

Guantanamo Bay

Trump’s Treasury Secretary Pick is a Lucky Man. Very Lucky.

Steven Mnuchin has made a career out of being lucky.The former Goldman Sachs banker nominated to become Donald Trump’s treasury secretary had the …

Finance

Why Trump Would Almost Certainly Be Violating the Constitution If He Continues to Own His Businesses

Far from ending with President-elect Trump’s announcement that he will separate himself from the management of his business empire, the …

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