Social Media: The Influencers

By The Politics Desk | Follow social media from the players in this election cycle, including the journalists, campaign operatives and pollsters.

Trump's dangerous gag rule, explained. #NoGagRule #IStandWithPP https://t.co/lyfaeOXVED

The Federalist's Mollie Hemingway: James Comey "said [the Marc Rich pardon] was all good, nothing to worry about" The truth: James Comey was "enthusiastic" about criminally investigating the Marc Rich pardon, later said it "took [his] breath away" and "was shocking to me." https://t.co/3reUhI8Sgn

36 Hours in Sacramento

As a travel destination, California’s capital gets no respect. Despite sitting at the confluence of two impressive rivers, with sprawling shade trees that make much of the city feel like a leafy urban park, Sacramento has a misplaced reputation as a lowly, unattractive place. But the state’s oldest …

University of California

Trump Allies Don’t See “Three-Dimensional Chess” In Dinesh D’Souza’s Pardon

"More often than not he's just eating the pieces."<p>President Donald Trump's announcement that he was pardoning far-right commentator Dinesh D'Souza, who pleaded guilty in 2014 to campaign finance fraud, caught many in Trump world by surprise Thursday morning, but they insisted it was not indicative …

Donald Trump

FlyHomes

“You can observe a lot just by watching.” <br>–Yogi BerraDavid Ricardo was born in the late 18th century, and along with Adam Smith was one of the most …

Real Estate

All life on Earth, in one staggering chart

Scientists estimated the mass of all life. It’s mind boggling.<p>By weight, human beings are insignificant.<p>If everyone on the planet were to step on one side of a giant balance scale, and all the bacteria on Earth were to be placed on the other side, we’d shoot violently upward. That’s because all the …

Biology

Trump tariffs on US allies draw retaliation threats

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration delivered a gut punch to America's closest allies Thursday, imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum from Europe, Mexico and Canada in a move that drew immediate vows of retaliation.<p>Stock prices slumped amid fears of a trade war, with the Dow Jones …

Economy

Paul -10- is getting ready for summer golf camp & several tournaments. Working on his swing. #proudgolfdad #golf #dadcaddy #summer

AFP news agency on Twitter: "#BREAKING EU will announce retaliation for US metal tarrifs within 'hours': Juncker"

New conversation<p>Tweet unavailable<p>New conversation<p>Tweet unavailable<p>New conversation<p>Replying to @<b>AFP</b><p>Looking forward to seeing backtracking when they …

Trump’s tweet this morning about Comey firing is a reboot of a movie classic ... https://t.co/BMG0vST15z

No ganja yoga yet: Denver denies license for marijuana spa, citing proximity to child-care center

A Denver business that hoped to open the nation’s first legal marijuana spa has come up short — by about 20 feet.The city’s licensing director …

Cannabis

KELO TV poll: GOP governor's race a toss-up between Kristi Noem and Marty Jackley

CLOSE<p>Argus Leader and KELO commissioned a poll of likely Republican voters ahead of the June 5 Republican primary election.<p>It's a toss-up.<p>A week …

Government