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@realDonaldTrump Instead of drawing attention to Mike Flynn, you've just reminded us that Sally Yates is testifying today. Thanks! #TrumpRussia https://t.co/idOkhmmxw9

Trump-Russia investigation reignites as Senate asks aides to hand over notes

Senators asked Carter Page, a former Trump foreign policy adviser, to provide a list of files on any dealings with Russian officials or business representatives<p>A Senate committee has asked Trump campaign aides to hand over notes and records from meetings with Russian officials and businesses, as …

Donald Trump

A sneak peek at ‘P---y,’ the soon-to-be published novel about Donald Trump

By Ron Charles<p>, Editor, Book World<p>It hardly seems fair that Americans must wait to grab a copy of Howard Jacobson’s new novel, “Pussy.”<p>But let’s not get started on Things About Donald Trump That Are Unfair, or we’ll be here all week.<p>Jacobson, the Man Booker Prize-winning author of “The Finkler …

Donald Trump

George W. Bush: PEPFAR saves millions of lives in Africa. Keep it fully funded.

<i>George W. Bush served as 43rd president of the United States and founded the George W. Bush Institute in Dallas.</i><p>Last week in Gaborone, Botswana, Laura and I sat in a small room in Tlokweng Main Clinic, a facility that recently started screening and treating women for cervical cancer. Seated with us …

House GOP quietly advances key elements of tort reform

House Republicans are advancing a series of bills that would make changes to the civil justice system long sought by doctors and U.S. corporations, including a cap on some medical malpractice awards and new roadblocks for classes of people seeking to sue jointly to address harm.<p>The U.S. Chamber of …

The terrible consequences of abandoning American exceptionalism

“Well, I preach the Church Without Christ,” says a vivid Flannery O’Connor character named Hazel Motes. “I’m member and preacher to that church where the blind don’t see and the lame don’t walk and what’s dead stays that way.”<p>At the heart of President Trump’s public rhetoric is a similar emptiness. …

The Trump White House is already cooking the books

Almost exactly a year ago, I suggested a rule of thumb for evaluating candidates’ economic agendas: The more growth a politician promises, the worse his or her economic plan probably is.<p>Why? Because it suggests they had to make extra-rosy assumptions to get their math to work.<p>Supercharged growth …

Economics

I didn’t think I’d ever leave the CIA. But because of Trump, I quit.

<b>Clarification:</b> This column should have included a disclosure of donations made by author Edward Price in support of 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. In August, Price gave a total of $5,000 to the Clinton campaign and the Democratic Party.<p><i>Edward Price worked at the CIA from 2006</i> …

Donald Trump

The perils of using Thomas Jefferson to delegitimize the press

Trump now bashing the media, claims media makes up sources, publishes fake stories: "They have their own agenda." That is just not …

Bruno Mars rocks purple sequined suit for Prince tribute at Grammys

Bruno Mars stepped into a purple sequined suit and performed “Let’s Go Crazy” in a rousing tribute to Prince at Sunday’s Grammy Awards. Despite …

Archaeologists say they have found a cave that once held Dead Sea Scrolls, a first in 60 years

In the late 1940s, young Bedouin goatherds discovered a cave in the Judean Desert, bored like the path of a giant termite into the hillside. Within the cave the teenagers found something puzzling: ancient jars in rows. The jars held the first of the parchments that would come to be known as the …

21 Instant Pot Dinner Ideas You Need To Try

We're kind of obsessed with this thing, TBH.

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Two top Republicans open to repairing Obamacare ahead of repeal

Two top Republicans long expected to lead the Senate’s role in repealing the Affordable Care Act said publicly this week that they are open to repairing former president Barack Obama’s landmark health-care law ahead of a wholesale repeal, which has been a GOP target for eight years.<p>Coming one week …

Democratic Socialists of America

Who we are & what we do<p>Democratic Socialists believe that both the economy and society should be run democratically to meet human needs, not to make …

Middle-class

Trump’s Visa Ban to Reportedly Keep Oscar-Nominated Director Asghar Farhadi From Attending 2017 Awards

Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, who wrote and directed the 2017 Oscar-nominated foreign language film “The Salesman,” would not be able to enter …

Federal judge blocks deportations under Trump's 'extreme vetting' order for refugees and others with valid visas

After a day of chaos at airports around the world, a federal judge in Brooklyn on Saturday night stayed deportations under President Trump's executive order barring citizens of some Muslim countries from entering the United States.<p>U.S. District Judge Ann M. Donnelly ordered a halt to any removal of …

Theresa May 'to discuss trade' with President Erdogan on Turkey visit

<b>Britain has agreed a £100m defence deal to help develop fighter jets for the Turkish air force.</b><p>The announcement came as UK Prime Minister Theresa May met the Turkish president and prime minister in Ankara.<p>Mrs May said the defence agreement "underlines once again that Britain is a great, global, …

Judge halts deportations as refugee ban causes worldwide furor

A federal judge in New York blocked deportations nationwide late Saturday of those detained on entry to the United States after an executive order from President Trump targeted citizens from seven predominantly Muslim countries.<p>Judge Ann Donnelly of the U.S. District Court in Brooklyn granted a …

Immigration

FACT SHEET: Unlocking Economic Opportunity for Nebraska: Made-in-America Exports | United States Trade Representative

<i>President Obama’s trade agenda will unlock opportunity for Nebraska workers, farmers and ranchers, and businesses – strengthening the American middle</i> …

President Trump Wants to Kill These 17 Federal Agencies and Programs. Here's What They Actually Cost (and Do)

Democrat favorites are in the crosshairs.<p>Some of President Donald Trump’s planned budget cuts appear to be targeted more at undercutting Democratic …

As the new tweets confirm, he's insane. How do you calmly explain to a Trump supporter, that he must resign? I try: https://t.co/PHCe0u83wO

There Are Flights Full Of ‘Nasty’ Women Heading To Washington

They’re cheering and having a great time on the way to D.C.<p>Yesterday, we saw a Southwest flight lit up pink in honor of the Women’s March on …

Hey Trump, check out these YUGE Women's March crowds across America

The Women's March on Washington has taken solidarity to a whole other level.<p>On Saturday, the peaceful protest, which took place in Washington D.C. …

Extend Your Blog’s Reach with Instagram

Are you using Instagram to grow your following and drive traffic to your blog yet? Instagram hit 600 million users last month, making it a great …

Social Media

GUEST INTERVIEW | Madame Gandhi

<i>Kate Ross [Ross Business Management | The Coven DC] interviewed Madame Gandhi in the first installment of the Blisspop Guest Interview series. The</i> …

Will Trump force Obama to speak up?

Will Donald Trump deprive President Obama of what we have come to think of as a normal post-presidency, the relatively serene life of reflection, writing, philanthropy and high-minded speeches to friendly audiences?<p>In recent decades, we have become accustomed to the idea of ex-presidents who leave …

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Mahmoud Abbas: US embassy move to Jerusalem would hurt peace

<b>Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has warned that peace could suffer if President-elect Donald Trump carries out plans to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.</b><p>He spoke at the inauguration of the Palestinian embassy to the Holy See, after meeting Pope Francis.<p>The Vatican …

Israel

John Lewis: Trump slammed for attack on rights icon

<b>Politicians, entertainers and others have come to the defence of a US civil rights campaigner, Congressman John Lewis, who has become embroiled in a row with President-elect Donald Trump.</b><p>Mr Trump tweeted that Mr Lewis was "all talk" and should focus on his constituents, after he said Mr Trump was …

Rights & Freedoms

A former adviser for 'Sesame Street' explains 4 ways parents can raise independent kids

The inevitable clashes between parents and kids in this stage of development are their first steps towards independence, when they start forming their own ideas.<p>It can be a difficult phase for parents to navigate, but Dr. Klein offered four ways that parents can raise independent kids while …