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Rudy Giuliani Stuns NBC's Chuck Todd: 'Truth Isn't Truth'

“Mr. Mayor, do you realize... this is going to become a bad meme," Todd told the president's lawyer.<p>Rudy Giuliani on Sunday gave another eyebrow-raising TV interview, telling NBC’s Chuck Todd on Sunday he’s concerned about special counsel Robert Mueller interviewing President Donald Trump because …

United Airlines Just Announced a Truly Mean-Spirited Way of Getting Economy Class Passengers to Pay More | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Let's talk euphemisms.<p>It might help ease us in to this week's less than wonderful news.<p>It's sub-optimal, really.<p>You see, airlines enjoy slipping the bad news right in the middle of some apparently …

United Airlines

Alleged Russian Agent Marina Butina Moved to Virginia Jail, Unclear Why

Butina was moved from federal facility in D.C. to jail in Alexandria where Paul Manafort is currently being held<p>Maria Butina, the Russian national …

Crime

Action and Reaction - 100 Years of Kinetic Art at Kunsthal Rotterdam

August 18, 2018<p>Balasz Takac is alias of Vladimir Bjelicic who is actively engaged in art criticism, curatorial and artistic practice.<p>Kinetic art is …

Art

LA's New Naked Trump Statue Envisions the President as a Killer Clown

Activist art collective INDECLINE explains why its latest statue is based on serial killer John Wayne Gacy.<p>Two years ago this week, activist art collective INDECLINE installed life-sized statues of Donald Trump in the nude—complete with a gargantuan paunch, varicose veins, and an acorn-sized …

Los Angeles

Omarosa 'believed to have as many as 200' tapes of Trump White House conversations

The <i>New York Times</i> reports that 'the Omarosa tapes' have the grifters occupying the White House absolutely terrified.<p>Aides to Trump fear they …

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Senate adopts resolution backing free press after Trump attacks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday unanimously adopted a resolution affirming support for a free press and declaring that "the press is not the enemy of the people."<p>The non-binding resolution approved by voice vote was a rebuke to President Donald Trump who for more than 18 months …

Donald Trump

Article: Artist Focus: Tina Aufiero | Cycling '74

One of my favorite things about the Max community is how diverse and interdisciplinary it is. Pick just about any medium or practice and you’ll find …

Creativity

Lyft charges man $150 for vomit clean-up, his wife proves it's a fraud

Vomit fraud is when a Lyft or Uber driver fraudulently charges a passenger $100 or more to clean up puke (or other body fluids). Lyft and Uber have a …

Lyft

Animal fat on ancient pottery reveals a nearly catastrophic period of human prehistory

A bit more than 8000 years ago, the world suddenly cooled, leading to much drier summers for much of the Northern Hemisphere. The impact on early …

Anthropology

Sinuously Curved Benches Made with Thin Strips of Steam-Bent Hardwood | Colossal

<p>Brooklyn-based furniture designer and sculptor Matthias Pliessnig creates sumptuous, twisting benches by steam-bending hardwood. He first developed …

Woodworking

Trump-appointed judge upholds special counsel Mueller's authority

<b>(CNN) —</b> A federal district judge who was appointed by President Donald Trump has upheld Robert Mueller's appointment and constitutional authority in the special counsel's case against Russian social media propagandists.<p>Judge Dabney Friedrich, who serves at the trial-court level in DC federal court, …

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Exclusive: 20 Business Owners Claim There's a Dark Side to Marcus Lemonis's Reality TV Show 'The Profit'

Many small-business owners who have appeared on CNBC's The Profit allege that Marcus Lemonis preys on the very companies he's claiming to save.<p>On an early May evening, a white Tesla X, its falcon-wing doors hanging in the air, is parked on the cobblestones in New York's meatpacking district in …

Small Business

The One Trump Tweet That Mattered

Twitter has been President Donald Trump’s greatest weapon. With a single tweet, he can single-handedly control the national conversation. One minute we’re talking about a trade war with China and the next we’re talking about LeBron James.<p>This past week alone, the president’s tweets drove entire …

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Kavanaugh argued a president would have to testify before a grand jury if subpoenaed

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh, while working on the independent counsel investigation into President Bill Clinton in 1995, argued that a sitting president would likely have to testify before a grand jury if subpoenaed.<p>Kavanaugh, who worked for independent counsel …

Donald Trump

Report: Trump Repeatedly Talks About Ending Mueller Probe

President Trump has repeatedly ranted about the ongoing Russia investigation and spoken of ending it during his working vacation at his Bedminster …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump Jr. Deletes False Instagram That Claims Father Is More Popular Than Obama

Donald Trump Jr. deleted a doctored image from his Instagram Friday, which showed his father’s approval rating at 50%.<p>The falsified image originated …

Donald Trump

Poll: Trump is as strongly disliked now as Nixon was before he resigned

<b>(CNN) —</b> <b>First things first:</b> The theme song of the week is Gotcha by Tom Scott from the television show "Starsky and Hutch."<p><b>Poll of the week:</b> A new Marist College poll finds that 20% of Americans rate President Donald Trump's job performance as excellent, 20% as pretty good, 13% as only fair and 45% …

Republicans

Omarosa’s New Book Claims Trump Wanted To Be Sworn In With ‘Art of the Deal’

The former 'Apprentice' and White House staffer makes this assertion and many other unverified or disputed claims, in a tell-all to be released …

Donald Trump

Alaska Airlines Had to Choose Between an 'Emotional Support Cat' and a 15-Year-Old Passenger With Allergies. Want to Guess Who Won?

"My 15-year-old minor child was removed," her mother said, "because of an emotional support cat."<p>This is the story of an 'emotional support cat' aboard an Alaska Airlines flight, and a 15-year-old fellow passenger who, it turns out, was severely allergic to cats.<p>Can you guess which one had to leave …

Flying

Once ‘No Longer a Nuclear Threat,’ North Korea Now in Standoff With U.S.

WASHINGTON — North Korea is insisting that the United States declare that the Korean War is over before providing a detailed, written disclosure of all its atomic weapons stockpiles, its nuclear production facilities and its missiles as a first major step toward denuclearization.<p>Two months after …

North Korea

First Lady's Parents Become U.S. Citizens Thanks To 'Chain Migration'

First lady Melania Trump's Slovenian-born parents were sworn in as U.S. citizens Thursday, benefiting from a path to citizenship known as family-based immigration that the president and others have derisively dubbed "chain migration."<p>Viktor and Amalija Knavs, both in their 70s, attended a private …

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The Chicago Poke Chain That Tried to Stop Hawaiian Businesses from Using the Word “Aloha”

On July 28th, a Hawaiian activist named Kalamaokaaina Niheu appeared in a Facebook Live video to discuss a “disturbing message” that she had received in her in-box that morning. It was about Aloha Poke Co., a restaurant chain based in Chicago that specializes in fast-casual versions of poke, a …

Cultural Appropriation

Court orders ban on harmful pesticide, says EPA violated law

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the Trump administration endangered public health by keeping a widely used pesticide on the market despite extensive scientific evidence that even tiny levels of exposure can harm babies' brains.<p>The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in …

Pesticides

Judge halts mother-daughter deportation, threatens to hold Sessions in contempt

By Arelis R. Hernández<p>, Reporter<p>A federal judge in Washington halted a deportation in progress Thursday and threatened to hold Attorney General Jeff Sessions in contempt after learning that the Trump administration started to remove a woman and her daughter while a court hearing appealing their …

Immigration

Genetic Tests Can Hurt Your Chances Of Getting Some Types Of Insurance

Taking a genetic test in your 20s or 30s could, indeed, affect your ability to get long-term-care insurance later — or at least the price you'll pay. And people who are considering enrolling in Medicare <i>after</i> age 65 would do well to read the fine print of the sign-up rules. Readers have insurance …

Health Care

Karl Rove Likens Trump To Stalin, Tells Him To 'Tone Down' Anti-Press Rants

Trump's attacks on the media are "over the top" and "not helpful to our country," says the longtime Republican strategist.<p>Veteran Republican strategist Karl Rove on Monday called out President Donald Trump for “over the top” attacks on the media.<p>In an interview on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom,” …

Donald Trump

West Hollywood passes resolution to remove President Trump's Hollywood Walk of Fame star

The West Hollywood City Council passed a resolution Monday night asking to have President Trump's star removed from the Hollywood Walk of Fame, according to a tweet by the city’s mayor.<p>“West Hollywood City council unanimously passes resolution asking the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to remove the …

Donald Trump

Trump Blamed California's Catastrophic Wildfires On Water Policy And People Were Like, Huh?

Hours after the Trump administration declared a "major disaster" in California in response to a series of deadly wildfires currently ravaging the …

Forests

Trump (Again) Admits His Son Met With Russian Lawyer To Get Dirt On Clinton

<b>Updated at 8:03 a.m. ET</b><p>It was a tweet that set off a storm. Was President Trump admitting to collusion between his campaign and Russia? Was he stipulating that the now notorious June 2016 Trump Tower meeting arranged by his son Donald Trump Jr. really was all about getting dirt on Hillary Clinton …

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