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These Are The 11 Most WTF Things Trump Actually Said In A Wall Street Journal Interview

"Number one, they should go after the leakers in intelligence. I don’t mean the White House stuff where they’re fighting over who loves me the most, OK? It’s just stupid people doing that."<p>However, Politico got a hold of the transcript and on Tuesday published the entire 45-minute conversation, …

Trump aides’ stunning cry for help: Admitting the president misled the American people

President Trump hates leaks. He hired Anthony Scaramucci 10 days ago to very publicly root them out, and he has even attacked his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, for not investigating them aggressively enough.<p>But oftentimes with Trump, a leak isn't just a leak; it's an effort to save him from …

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Political Drama Is Hitting the Dollar Hard

President Donald Trump loves to trumpet the record run in U.S. stocks.<p>“Stock market hits another high with spirit and enthusiasm so positive,” he …

President Trump's Untruths Are Piling Up

The need for Congress to figure out why he and his team keep misleading the public about Russia grows more urgent by the day, even if they are ultimately exonerated.<p>Let’s be clear from the start: There is no evidence that Donald Trump or his campaign coordinated with Russia to hack the Democratic …

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Trump’s Interests vs. America’s, Dubai Edition

Despite its pledge to avoid new foreign deals, the Trump Organization is moving forward with expansion plans in the United Arab Emirates.<p>On August 5, the Trump Organization announced a new venture via Twitter: the Trump Estates Park Residences, “a collection of luxury villas with exclusive access …

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'Health care deserts' clinic operator inks deal with Medicare insurer

Medicare Advantage insurer MeridianCare has entered into a value-based contract with Oak Street Health, a Chicago-based network of 19 primary-care …

I was a stressed-out workaholic. Then I realized that one fear was at the root of my problems

When I was 34, I decided to start seeing a life coach. I had a good career in finance, but I knew I wanted to make a change—and I thought it would help to sort through professional options with a neutral third party.<p>Years later, my coach and I laugh about our first encounter. The first thing I said …

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Trump, Putin, and the New Cold War

What lay behind Russia’s interference in the 2016 election—and what lies ahead?<p>1. Soft Targets<p>On April 12, 1982, Yuri Andropov, the chairman of the K.G.B., ordered foreign-intelligence operatives to carry out “active measures”—<i>aktivniye meropriyatiya</i>—against the reëlection campaign of President …

That Professor Who Predicted Donald Trump's Win Is Now Making the Case for Impeachment

The professor who has correctly predicted every presidential election since 1984 — including Donald Trump‘s unexpected victory — is now writing a …

The government just put out the blueprint for President Trump’s immigration crackdown

Almost everyone in the US without papers is now a priority for deportation.<p>The Department of Homeland Security is officially putting the sweeping executive orders that President Donald Trump signed his first week in office into practice — giving the federal government nearly free rein to arrest, …

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33 questions about Donald Trump and Russia

There’s an awful lot of loose ends here.<p>Michael Flynn’s resignation — under fire — as national security adviser has the larger question of Donald Trump’s relationship with Russia back in the news. It’s a story that centers on three big, but fundamentally unproven, allegations: that Trump is on the …

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Banana Muffin Pudding

Now Playing<p>Four-Flavor Sheet Pan Pancakes 00:50<p>Bake four flavors of pancakes on one sheet pan to feed every craving!<p>Now Playing<p>5-Ingredient Mac and …

How to Make a Perfect Souffle

Put these basic techniques to use whether you're making a savory or sweet souffle.<p>Relax, It's Just a Souffle<p>According to La Varenne Practique (a …

This Sauce Makes Everything Taste Better

Here’s a plan of action that works for dinner any night of the week: Melt some butter; add in some minced garlic, herbs, spices and a squirt of lemon; then pour it over whatever you have your heart set on eating. With almost no effort, you’ll have a sauce that makes anything taste better.<p>It works …

Michael Flynn's Debacle

Trump’s national security adviser’s potentially false statements about his pre-inauguration contacts with Russian officials are a major scandal.<p>“This reminds me of the run-up to Iran- Contra.”<p>The person offering that gloomy observation was a veteran of many years in and around the US defense …

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How To Turn Cabbage Into A Super Tasty Vegan “Steak”

Even the most committed meat lover will be surprised at how deliciously meaty this grilled cabbage can be.<p>Vegetarians, sharpen your steak knives! …

Trump draft executive order full of sound and fury on immigration, welfare and deportation

The beginning of the president’s term has featured controversial executive orders and frequent conflicts with the media.<p>The beginning of the president’s term has featured controversial executive orders and frequent conflicts with the media.<p>A draft plan, under discussion inside the Trump …

Karaage is the Japanese method for making superior fried chicken

What strikes me about the Japanese relationship with fried chicken is the frequency of consumption—more often than a once-in-a-while indulgence. In …

This coffee-avocado smoothie recipe might be the best thing to happen to your mornings

The mornings that allow for sitting and savoring a hot cup of coffee <i>and</i> a plate of avocado toast are to be treasured. But the reality is that the …

This Twitter account is cataloging all the regretful Trump voters

The latest numbers from the Public Policy Polling show the majority of voters think Donald Trump will be the worst president since Richard Nixon and …

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Iran News: As Trump Bans Muslim Countries, Tehran Opens Borders, Cancels Visa For Travelers

President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order restricting immigration and refugee access from seven Muslim-majority, Middle Eastern …

How Trump Could Shrink the Government (While Still Keeping the Good Stuff)

Call it limited-government liberalism, or compassionate conservatism, Washington could ink a new contract with Americans. Is the new president bold enough to try?<p><b>Donald Trump’s political brand is about fighting</b> and winning, and he has promised to fight and win a war on big government. As a …

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Strangers in Their Own Land: The 'Deep Story' of Trump Supporters

Researchers have long been confused by what seems like a paradox: many people in America vote against their economic self-interests. Whether it's the working class conservative who wants a tax cut for the wealthy, or a member of the liberal elite who fights for safety nets that raise his own taxes …

Social Sciences

Conspiracy theorists are flocking to outlandish websites, warns lecturer<p>A new generation of Holocaust deniers is emerging through a clutch of popular “gateway” conspiracy theories, according to one of the UK’s leading experts on the subject.<p>As <i>Denial</i>, a film about the disgraced historian and …

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How Betsy DeVos Used God and Amway to Take Over Michigan Politics

With her nomination as education secretary, a powerful political clan will bring its overtly Christian agenda to Washington.<p>On election night 2006, Dick DeVos, the bronzed, starched 51-year-old scion of Michigan’s wealthiest family, paced to a lectern in the dim ballroom of the Sheraton Hotel in …

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Inside How Trump Won the White Working Class

A journey through rural Ohio reveals how a Republican billionaire who “shits on a gold-plated toilet” learned how to “talk Democratic” better than Clinton.<p>If you drive into Youngstown on Ohio Route 7, you will pass a large roadside sign that reads simply, “Cross Over: Vote Trump.” And in …

Free Market for Education? Economists Generally Don’t Buy It

The odds are good that privatizing education will be part of the agenda for President-elect Donald J. Trump’s administration. The Republican platform calls for increasing the role of banks in giving out student loans. And Mr. Trump and the platform advocate an expansion of both vouchers, which …

This 24-second video starring an adorable kid and an Amazon Echo Dot escalates very quickly

People love the Amazon Echo, but more and more people are buying the smaller $50 Echo Dot, which can do all the same things as the Echo voice-controlled smarthome device but also be plugged into other speaker systems to take advantage of the (presumably) better audio quality. In fact, the Echo Dot …

Will the Alt-Right Promote a New Kind of Racist Genetics?

The genomic revolution has led to easy sequencing and cheap “ancestry" tests. White nationalists are paying attention.<p>Jedidiah Carlson was googling a genetics research paper when he stumbled upon the white nationalist forum Stormfront. Carlson is a graduate student at the University of Michigan, …

Molecular Biology

Growth, Not Forced Equality, Saves the Poor

Anger about economic inequality in the United States dominated the presidential election. But while polemics about the issue have flourished across the political spectrum, clarity has not.<p>Lack of clarity about inequality has been around for a long time. Look, for example, at the Illinois state …