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Illinois governor profits off ICE detention center contracts

CHICAGO — Gov. Bruce Rauner this year reported a profit from a private equity fund that owns a health care group servicing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention centers, including facilities that hold immigrant families with children.<p>In his most recent statement of economic interests, …

Bruce Rauner

What to do about lonely older men? Put them to work.

Glenn Sears returned to his native Honolulu seven years ago to retire, but living in a condo on the 35th floor with his “perfect wife of 58 years,” he didn’t meet many people, and many of his old friends had either moved to the mainland or died. The 83-year-old former civil engineering professor …

Loneliness

Sessions: Migrant children facilities not like Nazi Germany because 'they were keeping the Jews from leaving'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Attorney General Jeff Sessions dismissed comparisons of the detention facilities for migrant children to Nazi concentration camps by arguing that Nazis "were keeping the Jews from leaving the country."<p>"Well, it's a real exaggeration, of course. In Nazi Germany, they were keeping …

Immigration

Senate rejects Trump’s rescue of Chinese firm ZTE

The Senate voted Monday to reimpose the U.S. ban on Chinese telecom giant ZTE, in a rebuke to President Donald Trump and his efforts to keep the company in business.<p>The provision targeting ZTE was part of the National Defense Authorization Act, a must-pass defense spending bill that cleared the …

Donald Trump

Could Trump face Magnitsky Act sanctions?

Even before he disgraced his country in Quebec, Trump had by the end of May “put more tariffs on longtime U.S. allies than he has on China, his …

Human Rights

Trump “Charity” Exposed as Elaborate Scheme to Make Golf Debts Go Away

New York prosecutors have accused the president and his kids of “persistently illegal conduct” related to the Donald J. Trump Foundation.<p>As the photos show, <b>Donald Trump</b> had the time of his life in Singapore this week, bonding with <b>Kim Jong Un</b> over inheriting their fathers’ businesses—real estate and …

Donald Trump

Trump faces what he's long avoided: being held to account

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump has always acted as if all is fair in love and war, and that his life is never-ending combat. In this battle, he was always willing to do what others wouldn't -- stiff contractors, declare multiple bankruptcies, lie and distort -- in order to win. This disregard for decency is …

Donald Trump

Trump thinks Americans should be forced to perform patriotic rituals. One of his predecessors fiercely disagreed.

Last week, President Trump congratulated the NFL for requiring every team’s employees and players to stand for the playing of the national anthem if they are on the sidelines, though he would have gone further and prevented dissenters from remaining sight unseen in the locker room. “You shouldn’t …

Ivanka Trump received valuable trademarks from China just before Donald Trump’s ZTE reversal

Donald Trump has pitted himself against his own cabinet officials, the US law enforcement and intelligence communities, and even the will of Congress, all in an effort to save Chinese telecom manufacturer ZTE.<p>ZTE builds components for cell phones and mobile towers, and got caught selling them to …

Donald Trump

A big shoe drops in the Mueller probe, as the Taxi King flips

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>When it comes to seminal moments in the Russia investigation that we will one day look back upon, Tuesday could be one.<p>The Post's Rosalind S. Helderman confirms that Michael Cohen's one-time business partner, Evgeny "Gene" Freidman (a.k.a. the "Taxi King"), has reached a …

Donald Trump

Maze turns your InVision prototypes into flexible testing tools

Meet Maze, a startup building a user interface testing tool for your app prototypes. Maze is a simple web-based service that lets you turn InVision and Marvel files into UX tests.<p>While most designers work with InVision and Marvel, it’s hard to turn those designs into a quantitative test. Maze isn’t …

15 movie posters by legendary late designer Bill Gold

Gold’s design for Casablanca was his second assignment, fresh out of Pratt.<p>Yesterday was a sad day for design and film: The legendary movie poster designer Bill Gold–who made iconic images for <i>Casablanca</i>, <i>A Clockwork Orange</i>, <i>Alien</i>, and more than 1,000 other motion pictures–died at age 97. Today, in an …

Posters

There Is Only One Trump Scandal

The myriad Trump scandals can obscure the fact that they’re all elements of one massive tale of corruption.<p>The sheer volume of Trump scandals can seem difficult to keep track of.<p>There’s the ongoing special-counsel investigation into whether the Trump campaign aided a Russian campaign to aid Trump’s …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump and the Case of the $107,000,000

Donald Trump spent far less on his presidential campaign than Hillary Clinton did, but the eye-popping money surrounding his inauguration weekend …

Donald Trump

Christopher Wylie: Bannon wanted "weapons" to fight a "culture war" at Cambridge Analytica

Christopher Wylie, the whistleblower from Cambridge Analytica who provided multiple reports about how the London-based data firm misused Facebook …

Cambridge Analytica

Out of loopholes, Trump must disclose Stormy Daniels debt in next financial report

Trump is out of loopholes. After failing to disclose his Stormy Daniels debt to Michael Cohen, he needs to come clean in his next financial report on that debt and any others he may have left out.<p>President Trump has a big decision to make. Unless he requests an extension, his personal financial …

Donald Trump

Giuliani's former law firm rejects his defense of Stormy Daniels payment

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The law firm that Rudy Giuliani formerly worked for, Greenberg Traurig, released a statement on Thursday rejecting his defense of a $130,000 payment that President Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen made to adult film actress Stormy Daniels.<p>Giuliani, a recent …

Donald Trump

Trump blew up at homeland security chief over border security

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen got into a lengthy, heated argument during a Cabinet meeting focused on immigration Wednesday, a source with knowledge of the blowup told CNN.<p>Trump was furious with Nielsen, telling her he didn't think she …

Donald Trump

‘He’s Dying Anyway’: White House Official Mocked McCain at Meeting, Report Says

Special assistant Kelly Sadler mocked Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) during a closed-door White House meeting on Thursday, saying, “It doesn’t matter, he’s …

When Everything Is Possible and Nothing Is True

One of my favorite stories about Winston Churchill goes like this.<p>Churchill: "Madam, would you sleep with me for 5 million pounds?"<p>Socialite: "My …

The Three Crises Sparked by Trump's Withdrawal From the Iran Deal

The seriousness of the problems caused by the president's abrupt exit will be impossible for him to ignore.<p>President Trump has just pushed the plunger on a sequence of crises.<p>The first will be a crisis with allies and other partners. Will they agree to reimpose their sanctions on Iran? It’s not …

Donald Trump

Daniels' lawyer: Cohen got $500K from Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg

Stormy Daniels' attorney claimed Tuesday that President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen received $500,000 from a company controlled by a Russian oligarch, deposited into an account for a company also used to pay off the adult film actress.<p>Daniels' attorney, Michael Avenatti, also …

Michael Cohen

Obama: Withdrawing from Iran nuclear deal ‘is a serious mistake’

Former President Barack Obama offered a rare public rebuttal to President Donald Trump on Tuesday, calling his decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear “a serious mistake.”<p>Obama has been reluctant to rebuke his White House successor, following a precedent set by previous chief executives. But the …

Tree planted at White House by Trump and Macron appears to have vanished

Pictures taken by a Reuters photographer appeared to show that a tree planted at the White House this week by Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron has vanished.<p>The tree, an oak sapling from the site of a pivotal first world war battle involving the US marines, was a gift presented by the French …

Donald Trump

'If I were the president, I'd get rid of you': Scott Pruitt lacerated at ethics hearing

There’s a pattern of putting personal and special interests ahead of the American people Paul Tonko, Democrat<p>Scott Pruitt, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, has blamed the media and the “learning process” of his job for the flurry of ethical controversies that have engulfed …

Donald Trump

Congress to grill Scott Pruitt about his ethics problems

Thursday’s hearings could be a moment of truth for the EPA administrator.<p>Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt will face a double whammy of hearings on Capitol Hill Thursday that could make or break his career at the EPA. You can watch the C-SPAN livestream here.<p>The hearings …

Snapchat launches Spectacles V2, camera glasses you’ll actually wear

Photos, not just video. No yellow ring alerting people to the camera. Underwater-capable. Classier colors with lighter lenses. Prescription options. Faster syncing. And a much slimmer frame and charging case. Snapchat fixed the biggest pain points of its Spectacles camera sunglasses with V2, which …

Donald Trump's Child Rape Accuser Canceled Her Press Conference Due to Death Threats

She's still Jane Doe.<p>The woman who filed a lawsuit against Donald Trump alleging he raped her when she was 13 years old was scheduled to speak out publicly Wednesday, but the press conference was called off just as it was scheduled to start. Her attorney, Lisa Bloom, told members of the media that …

The Woman Who Gave the Macintosh a Smile

Every fifteen minutes or so, as I wrote this story, I moved my cursor northward to click on the disk in the Microsoft Word toolbar that indicates “Save.” This is a superstitious move, as my computer automatically saves my work every ten minutes. But I learned to use a computer in the era before …

Prosecutors, Cohen's attorneys wrangle over documents seized in FBI raid

Federal prosecutors and attorneys for Michael Cohen on Wednesday suggested seven candidates who could be picked by a federal judge to review materials seized in an FBI raid of Cohen’s home and office last week and determine whether any should be protected under attorney-client privilege.<p>Attorneys …