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Poll: Large majority thinks Trump self-pardon would be unacceptable

A large majority of Americans say that presidents should not have the power to pardon themselves, and the results cross political …

Donald Trump

GOP strategist Steve Schmidt denounces party, will vote for Democrats

Republican strategist Steve Schmidt, one of the GOP's loudest critics of President TrumpDonald John TrumpConservatives express concern over House GOP …

Mitch McConnell

Fed’s Powell says U.S. economy not on verge of repeating 1970s inflation

The U.S. economy is not on the verge of repeating the outbreak of inflation last seen in the 1970s, despite the obvious parallel of tight labor …

Economics

Wall Street Journal warns GOP may lose House over immigration

The Wall Street Journal's editorial board warned Republicans on Tuesday that the party could lose the House over immigration in November, in the wake …

Wall Street

Yen, Swiss Franc Aim Higher as Trade War Worries Hit the Markets

The anti-risk Japanese Yen and Swiss Franc are aiming to extend gains scored in Asia Pacific trade amid swelling trade war worries.

India is starting to fight back in Trump’s global trade war – Quartz

The ongoing trade war between the US and China has caught global attention. However, US president Donald Trump’s trade tantrums have put the world’s largest economy in conflict with other countries, too, like Canada and those in Europe. And some of them have even retaliated in kind, including India.<p>…

Globalization

“Burn It Down”: John Cusack Accused of Inciting Violence Over Trump’s Immigration Policy

<b>Reacting to the (Obama-era) policy of separating children from illegal immigrant parents at the border, actor John Cusack invited his followers to</b> …

Reporter Sorry He Didn't Push Back On White House 'Office Of Propaganda' Sooner

Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter tried very hard to defend Sarah Huckabee Sanders against the mean and terrible reporter, Brian Karem, who had the …

Donald Trump

Coming crisis of coastal flooding: $1 trillion of real estate at risk by 2100

New report argues for fast response to slow-motion crisis of climate change, chronic flooding and property damage<p>Flooded property, underwater mortgages, ruined coastal real estate markets, and the catalyst for a wider economic crash: A coming age of increased coastal flooding poses nothing less …

Real Estate

Giuliani: Trump may pardon targets of special counsel if he thinks they 'have been treated unfairly'

As former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort spent a first weekend in jail pending trial on charges brought by the special counsel investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, President Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Sunday floated the possibility of presidential pardons for …

Donald Trump

Texas builds tent city to house children amid outrage over immigration policy

Closed Captioning<p>ON<p>OFF<p>apply | reset x<p>font<p>size<p>color<p>Play Video - 1:52<p>June 17th, 2018<p>More detention tents in Texas are being set up to house migrant children taken from their families. This comes amid growing outrage over the Trump administration’s zero tolerance immigration policy, which is moving to …

Immigration

Gutierrez slams Trump's child separation, compares fear tactics to Nazi Germany

U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez on Sunday slammed President Donald Trump’s immigration policy of separating children from their parents at the border and …

Donald Trump

401(k) investors: Follow the 5% rule to protect your retirement savings

In my 44 years advising investors, some key questions keep popping up. They go like this: “I hold a lot of Company X. What do you think of it? Should I keep it?”<p>My opinion isn’t relevant. But here’s what is: If you hold more than 5% of your total portfolio value in any one stock, it's too much. …

Retirement

HPV vaccine has almost wiped out infections in young women, figures show

The HPV vaccine has almost completely wiped out infections in young women, and if expanded to men could prevent thousands of cancer cases in Britain each year, new figures suggest.<p>New figures from Public Health England show that the rate of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) in women aged between 16 to 21 …

Public Health

Ivanka Trump Posted A Father's Day Photo For Her Dad & Husband & It Didn't Go Well

Ivanka Trump did her daughterly duties by posting a Father's Day message on Instagram. Of course, her father is President Donald Trump, so there are …

Donald Trump

Drinking Water for 117 Million Americans in Pruitt's Hands

The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday inched closer to proposing a regulation to replace an Obama-era rule that clarified which bodies of …

EPA

Trump Attorney Michael Cohen 'Likely to Cooperate with Investigators' After Law Firm Representing Him Drops Case: Report

The walls are closing in on Michael Cohen — and Donald Trump.Donald Trump’s longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen is “likely to cooperate with …

Donald Trump

Early climate scientist wishes he wasn’t right about global warming

NEW YORK — James Hansen wishes he was wrong. He wasn’t.NASA’s top climate scientist in 1988, Hansen warned the world on a record hot June day 30 …

Climate Change

Crackdown in Yellowstone

Photo by Malcolm Manners | CC BY 2.0Under the cover of “reorganization,” Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has pulled the rug out from under Dan Wenk, …

Wildlife

SOTT FOCUS: Trump And Kim Sign Declaration of Peace in Singapore (Because The Alternative is Too Expensive)

So Rocket Man and The Dotard have met. After last year's epic mud-slinging, US President Donald Trump now says he and Chairman Kim Jong-un of the …

The economy is humming. So why do experts foresee a recession in 2020?

The skies of the U.S. economy are clear and sunny, but many analysts see storm clouds on the horizon.<p>By many measures, the economy is in its best shape since the Great Recession of 2007 to 2009. Unemployment hit an 18-year low of 3.8% in May. Average wage growth is widely expected to reach 3% by …

Economy

Two photos that perfectly sum up the state of global leadership in 2018 – Quartz

The rhetoric that China is poised to fill the global leadership vacuum left by Donald Trump’s “America First” policy was represented in a visually compelling way over the weekend.<p>At the annual G7 summit, held this year in Canada, Trump clashed with fellow world leaders over tariffs and trade, and …

Angela Merkel

G6 leaders break with Trump, move forward on climate action

The U.S. president also refused to back an ocean protection plan.<p>Leaders representing six of the world’s most powerful economies committed to …

Donald Trump

De Niro Apologizes to Canada for ‘Idiotic Behavior’ of Trump

TORONTO—Robert De Niro apologized to Canadians on Monday for the “idiotic behavior of my president” a day after the actor launched an expletive at …

Donald Trump

Riverdale Private School Investigates Teacher Over Israel Comments

A history teacher at an elite Riverdale private school is being investigated after some parents took issue with statements he made about the …

Israel

White House trade advisor: 'There's a special place in hell' for Trudeau for backstabbing Trump

It's open season on Justin Trudeau in the Trump administration, with the White House trade council chief launching an attack on the Canadian PM, …

Anthony Bourdain: The Only Mensch on Gaza

Anthony Bourdain was the only major American celebrity who succeeded in depicting publicly the Palestinians as rational, caring human beings rather …

Israel

Trump BACKS OUT of G7 agreement: President stuns leaders by leaving summit and then announcing on Twitter that America WILL NOT 'endorse the Communique' - before slamming 'dishonest and weak' Trudeau

• <b>Trump slammed Trudeau as 'dishonest and weak' on Twitter Saturday after leaving the G7 summit in Quebec</b>• <b><br>Stunned world leaders by pulling his</b> …

Geopolitics

Merkel pleads for Europe to step up in Trump's new world order

Chancellor Angela Merkel made a forceful pitch for Europe to play a more assertive role in global affairs as U.S. President Donald Trump dismantles …