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Here’s the (very conservative) estimate of how many taxpayer dollars Trump officials have wasted

Well over $3 million and counting<p>Last week, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer joined the cabal of cabinet-level officials from the Trump …

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President Trump's EPA Says Burning Wood is Carbon Neutral, Like Wind and Solar Energy

The awkwardly named Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has declared that burning wood is carbon neutral. In the eyes of the Trump regime, burning …

Obama Administration

Our Long National Nightmare May Soon Be Over -- Here's Why

A history professor explains: With 15 months down in the Trump Presidency, the chance of his leaving in the next 14 months at the most is on the …

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This Neurologist Found Out What Happens to Our Brains When We Die

Only to realise 'Star Trek' had already explained the process in a 1988 episode.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Germany</i><p>If we had paid closer attention to <i>The Simpsons</i> 18 years ago, the election of Donald Trump might not have come as such a shock. And if German neurologist Jens Dreier had …

Star Trek

The Negligent Nomination of Ronny Jackson

The president’s pick to be secretary of veterans affairs stands accused of misconduct, but with a proper vetting process he would never have been in this position anyway.<p>For the third time in four months, Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson is at the center of a surprising report.<p>The first time came in …

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Sean Hannity's real estate venture linked to fraudulent property dealer

Shell company tied to the Fox News host bought homes through Jeff Brock, who was charged in 2016 with fraud and conspiracy for his role in a scheme to rig auctions on foreclosed properties<p>Michael Cohen case shines light on Sean Hannity’s property empire Will Sean Hannity’s ties to Michael Cohen be …

Real Estate

A man was threatening to jump off an overpass. Big rigs parked underneath to break his fall

<b>(CNN) —</b> A man stood on a freeway overpass near Detroit early Thursday, threatening to jump. So thirteen tractor-trailers lined up underneath, ready to break his fall.<p>Troopers closed off both directions of Interstate 696 and asked for the truckers' help, hoping to protect the man in case he fell or …

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Meet Trump’s new legal team

Rudy Giuliani, Jane Raskin, and Martin Raskin are the newest members of the team opposing Mueller.<p>A month after his personal legal team imploded over whether President Donald Trump should consent to be interviewed for special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, the president is finally …

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Trump’s 'pee tape' alibi to Comey doesn't hold up against flight records either

The ‘pee tape’ allegation surrounding President Donald Trump may sound absurd. But it’s been getting some serious scrutiny, thanks to recently reported conversations between the President of the United States and his former FBI director James Comey.<p>According to Comey, President Trump repeatedly …

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Trump tweeted a strange, racist term and Sarah Sanders has no explanation

"I think that it could mean a lot of things to a lot of people."<p>During a news briefing on Monday, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders repeatedly …

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Net neutrality is officially dead. Here's what that means.

Everyone take a moment of silence please — the free and open internet is now officially dead.<p>In December 2017 the FCC, under chairman Ajit Pai, voted …

Net Neutrality

Michael Cohen case shines light on Sean Hannity's property empire

Fox News host who said Trump’s fixer ‘knows real estate’ has a portfolio that includes support from Department of Housing, a fact he did not mention when interviewing Ben Carson last year<p>• Sean Hannity’s real estate venture linked to fraudulent property dealer<p>When Sean Hannity was named in court …

Real Estate

Giuliani's history raises legal questions as he takes on Trump defense

The former New York City mayor and federal prosecutor may be a witness in the Russia probe, and has other entanglements that could complicate his new role.<p>As a prominent surrogate for Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, Rudy Giuliani was an active purveyor of pre-election leaks about the FBI probe into …

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The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Henry Ford

He was a magnificent pioneer who made cars affordable and paid his workers well. But he also became an unsettling, terrible person. Richard Snow, the …

Ford Motor Company

Trump lawyer must say why he wants porn star's case delayed

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump's personal lawyer must declare in writing that his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination may be jeopardized if legal proceedings aren't delayed in a lawsuit filed by porn actress Stormy Daniels, a judge said Friday.<p>U.S. Judge S. James Otero in …

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Rudy Giuliani is Trump’s new lawyer. His history with Comey could spell trouble.

Giuliani’s job? End Mueller’s Russia probe.<p>After months of chaos, infighting, and high-profile departures, President Donald Trump has made a surprising addition to his legal team: former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who’s better known today as a rabidly pro-Trump TV personality than as a …

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Terrified Trump Reveals Strategy for When His Long-Time Lawyer Michael Cohen Flips: He's a Liar!

There have never been darker clouds over the White House than there are now. Donald Trump is keenly aware that he is in deep peril and his presidency …

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Bad News for President Trump

The Comey memos are more revealing than they seem.<p>One feature of the truth is that it doesn’t change much. A lie is hard to sustain. The details may change in each retelling because the liar is not actually remembering the events, but instead remembering the telling of the events. The truth, by …

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The Judge in the Michael Cohen-Stormy Daniels Case Is Perfect

A porn star in the courtroom? The president’s secrets at stake? Why Kimba Wood isn’t even blinking.<p>The blog—now defunct—was called Underneath Their Robes, the poll was on “Superhotties of the Federal Judiciary,” and the winner in the female category was a New York judge named Kimba M. Wood. After …

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Senators leave classified briefing on Trump's Syria policy 'very unnerved'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Lawmakers emerged from a classified administration briefing on Tuesday expressing concern about administration policy on Syria and the legal justification for last week's military strikes against the regime of Bashar al-Assad.<p>"I am very unnerved by what I'm hearing and seeing," …

Middle East

Explosive: The Russian mafia ran U.S. operations out of a club partially owned by Trump's 'lawyer'

The Donald Trump-Russia connections just keep cropping up. Now there are explosive new details about his so-called attorney, Michael Cohen, who just …

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Schneiderman seeks way around possible presidential pardons

ALBANY — Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is urging lawmakers to change the state’s double jeopardy law in case President Donald Trump attempts to use his pardon power to protect himself or his aides from criminal prosecution.<p>Schneiderman, a Democrat who has been a vocal critic of the Trump …

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Judge holds Kris Kobach in contempt of court for disobeying order in voting rights case

Kobach, a Republican candidate for governor in Kansas, is the nation's most prominent voter fraud crusader.<p>Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach was held in contempt of court on Wednesday for disobeying a judge’s orders not to enforce the state's controversial proof-of-citizenship voter …

Government

Broadband adviser picked by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai arrested on fraud charges

Elizabeth Pierce allegedly tricked investors into pouring $250 million into a fiber optic scheme by forging revenue agreements<p>A broadband adviser selected by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to run a federal advisory committee was arrested last week on claims she tricked …

Telecoms

These former intel professionals are running for office to check Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> Former intelligence professionals angered by what they view as attacks on the intelligence community by President Donald Trump are channeling their grievances by running for office in 2018.<p>Running as Democrats, these former intelligence officers are touting their experience as part of their …

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Nikki Haley, Great Pushback. Now Resign on Principle.

The White House—and Larry Kudlow, of all people—not only threw her under the bus on Russia sanctions, it ran the bus back and forth over her body. …

Nikki Haley

How Veteran Fighter Pilot Tammie Jo Shults Saved Crippled Southwest Flight 1380

Capt. ‘Sully’ Sullenberger could rely on automated help to pull off the ‘Miracle on the Hudson.’ Ex-fighter pilot Tammie Jo Shults saved hundreds of …

Southwest Airlines

The remarkable irresponsibility of Donald Trump's Stormy Daniels tweet

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Wednesday morning, Donald Trump sent a tweet raising questions about the sketch of a man who allegedly harassed a porn star to keep her from talking about a sexual encounter with the current President of the United States aka Donald Trump.<p>Whew.<p>Go back and read that sentence again. Maybe …

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'A political volcano just erupted': is the US on the brink of the next Watergate?

As Trump threatens to fire Mueller, a journalist who was reporting during Nixon’s Saturday Night Massacre reads the warning signs<p>Ever since the Watergate scandal of the 1970s, the golden rule for presidents under investigation by a special prosecutor or special counsel has been that the president …

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Medicine in antiquity—from ancient temples to Roman logistics

We usually regard the Greek doctor Hippocrates as the father of the Western medicine. His greatest achievement was to separate healing from religion …

Medicine