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Trump gala at Mar-a-Lago on Saturday night again rents a ballroom from Trump

PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Trump’s posh Mar-a-Lago Club was set to host a high-priced gala on Saturday night intended to celebrate Trump’s first year in office and raise money for his reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee.<p>Tickets started at $100,000 per couple, Bloomberg News …

Donald Trump

Incomes Grew After Past Tax Cuts, but Guess Whose

Home for the holidays after passing the eighth-largest tax cut in United States history, Republicans could be forgiven for reveling in the warm embrace of nostalgia.<p>Who among them won’t raise a glass to Ronald Reagan, a welcome ghost of administrations past, the revered Republican president whose …

Trump’s first year was even worse than feared

Grit your teeth. Persevere. Just a few more days and this awful, rotten, no-good, ridiculous, rancorous, sordid, disgraceful year in the civic life of our nation will be over. Here's hoping that we all — particularly special counsel Robert S. Mueller III — have a better 2018.<p>Many of us began 2017 …

Donald Trump

Analysis: The quiet probe into Clinton email investigation could be a landmine for Robert Mueller

WASHINGTON — In early January, news that the Justice Department’s inspector general launched an investigation into the government's disputed handling of the Hillary Clinton email inquiry was quickly overtaken by the chaotic run-up to President Trump’s inauguration.<p>Nearly a year later, Inspector …

What (if Anything) Does Carter Page Know?

They were closing in on Carter Page. It was the last day of November, and the onetime adviser to Donald Trump’s campaign was dodging the tourists who clotted the sidewalks around Rockefeller Center and its famous Christmas tree. As Page wove his way through the holiday crowd, he talked about his …

Bit by bit, Trump is taking apart the New Deal’s glorious legacy

With huge tax cuts projected to create a $1.5tn deficit, cuts to social security and Medicare will surely follow<p>Since January, there have been frightening signs that America is becoming an oligarchy overseen by a dictator. From the first, Donald Trump has followed an authoritarian playbook, …

Her disability check was gone, and now the only option left was also one of the worst

For the people of the hollow, opportunity begins where the road ends, and that was where they now went, driving onto a dirt path that vanished into forest. It was here that they came at the end of the month, when the disability checks were long gone, and the next were still days away, and the only …

Source: Las Vegas shooter left behind calculations for targeting crowd

<b>(CNN) —</b> A handwritten note in Stephen Paddock's hotel room contained calculations pertaining to the distance and trajectory from his 32nd-floor window to the crowd of concertgoers he targeted below, according to a law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation.<p>CNN has previously …

CNN

Brain's Link To Immune System Might Help Explain Alzheimer's

Fresh evidence that the body's immune system interacts directly with the brain could lead to a new understanding of diseases from multiple sclerosis to Alzheimer's.<p>A study of human and monkey brains found lymphatic vessels — a key part of the body's immune system — in a membrane that surrounds the …

Neuroscience

Noam Chomsky Diagnoses the Trump Era

Noam Chomsky, David BarsamianThe president has abetted the collapse of a decaying system; Chomsky explains how.The post Noam Chomsky Diagnoses the …

Political Science

This Is What a Real Middle-Class Tax Cut Would Look Like

Getting money into the pockets of ordinary Americans is easy. Why can’t the White House do it?<p>If one takes the White House’s word for it, tax reform is all about a single goal—helping the middle class, not the rich.<p>Gary Cohn, the White House’s chief economic adviser, says the president’s tax cut is …

Economics

What is a cardiac arrest? Tom Petty's death puts focus on condition

Tom Petty’s death following a cardiac arrest is putting the spotlight on a condition that often strikes without a warning and can kill a person in minutes.<p>We apologize, this video has expired.<p>Many people think a cardiac arrest is the same as a heart attack, but they’re two distinct emergencies.<p>In a …

The GOP’s Twisted Reality, Where Guns Are a Right But Health Care Is a Privilege

Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson gave away the GOP game on health care at a high school assembly recently. Contrast to his party’s position on guns.<p>This …

Trump's Puerto Rico event was way worse than his tweets

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump faced a major test on Tuesday as he traveled to storm-ravaged Puerto Rico: Show the American citizens struggling for survival on the island that he understood their plight, sympathized with them and was doing everything in his power to make it better as quickly as he …

Donald Trump

Steve Bannon’s damning admission about Trump firing James Comey

There are few people who have believed in President Trump as firmly and unapologetically as Stephen K. Bannon, his former top White House adviser and top campaign strategist. And Bannon swore in a "60 Minutes” interview that aired Sunday that he would stand by Trump and fight, from the outside, …

Donald Trump

Exclusive: Flying into the eye of Hurricane Irma with U.S. 'Hurricane Hunters'

THE EYE OF HURRICANE IRMA (Reuters) - The sky darkened, lightning flashed and a jolt of turbulence shook the cabin of the hulking Air Force turbo-prop aircraft as it plied its way toward the eye of Hurricane Irma, one of the strongest Atlantic storms ever recorded.<p>Piloting the four-engine, WC-130J …

Trump's corporate tax plan will probably not create a job boom, report finds

Trump has argued that a lower tax burden will help the economy, but a new study argues reducing the corporate tax rate is unnecessary and costly<p>Donald Trump’s plans to reduce the corporate tax rate from 35% to 20% will are unlikely to create the promised boom in jobs, according to a new report from …

Here’s why the FBI refused to release Hillary Clinton files to the public

The Federal Bureau of Investigation denied a request for information about Hillary Clinton and gave what some might consider to be a ridiculous excuse for the declination.<p>The FBI says there is not enough public interest to merit releasing the information.<p>Fox News obtained the letter explaining to a …

New cancer treatment can eradicate tumors, scientists say

Scientists unveiled a new cancer treatment on Monday that can remove tumors, reduce side effects and prevent the disease from coming back better than current techniques.<p>The treatment, called Caspase Independent Cell Death (CICD), showed to effectively remove tumors in experimental models. Unlike …

Cancer

5 signs your coworkers are toxic

Toxic people are all around us.<p>Some know that they are toxic while others have mastered the art of how to displace their dysfunctional behaviors onto those around them.<p>Typically they are very good at what they do and can often influence the most sound minded person to question their own motives and …

Self-help

Van Jones: “There was only one white guy in Hillary Clinton’s ad — and it was Donald Trump”

CNN commentator on the “orange asteroid that hit the earth,” and the lessons we must learn to recover and rebuild<p>Donald Trump's election was a shock and trauma to the American system of governance. It also caused great pain to the American people. Some observers have suggested that the "guardrails" …

Getting To The Core Of Exercises Said To Strengthen 'Mum Tum'

Last week, NPR had a story that garnered a huge response from listeners and Shots readers.<p>The story was on a medical condition that causes a soft, bulging belly, sometimes referred to as "mommy pooch" or "mummy tummy," because it's especially common among women in the months after they give birth. …

Pregnancy

In January, President Trump vowed to hire 5,000 new Border Patrol agents. It never happened

Five days after<p>President Trumptook office, he signed an executive order that promised a swift, sharp crackdown on illegal immigration — immediate construction of a massive border wall, quick hiring of 5,000 new Border Patrol agents and stepped-up deportation of undocumented migrants.<p>"Beginning …

Immigration

How the Republican party quietly does the bidding of white supremacists

Let us finally rip off the veneer that Trump’s affinity for white supremacy is distinct from the Republican agenda. It isn’t<p>Russ Feingold is a former Senator for Wisconsin<p>It takes approximately 30 seconds to send a tweet. A half hour to draft and release a statement. And the shelf life of both is …

Down the Breitbart Hole

The editor in chief of Breitbart News is a 31-year-old craft beer enthusiast from Los Angeles named Alexander Marlow. Probably starting about here, the official style guide of The New York Times Magazine would have me refer to him as ‘‘Marlow,’’ but this is a story about storytelling — about the …

Merriam-Webster Steps In After Trump Tells America To 'Heel'

"Heal" can be a difficult word when you've been defending white supremacists all week.<p>“Heal” is clearly a very difficult word to spell if you’re president of the United States in 2017, but Merriam-Webster is here to help.<p>Following a so-called “free speech” rally in Boston on Saturday, Donald Trump …

Donald Trump

It’s Time for the Lost Cause of the South to Get Lost

The nation has been held back for decades because of Southerners’ dishonest propaganda about the causes of the Civil War. Enough, enough, enough.<p>In …

Robert E. Lee

Protesters Flood Streets, and Trump Offers a Measure of Praise

BOSTON — Tens of thousands of demonstrators, emboldened and unnerved by the eruption of fatal violence in Virginia last weekend, surged into the nation’s streets and parks on Saturday to denounce racism, white supremacy and Nazism.<p>Demonstrations were boisterous but broadly peaceful, even as tension …

White nationalists are flocking to genetic ancestry tests — but many don't like their results

The studio audience whooped and laughed and cheered. And Cobb — who was, in 2013, charged with terrorizing people while trying to create an all-white enclave in North Dakota — reacted like a sore loser in the schoolyard.<p>"Wait a minute, wait a minute, hold on, just wait a minute," he said, trying to …

Molecular Biology