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Steppe to Soho: How Millions Linked to Kazakhstan Mega-Fraud Case Ended up in Trump Property

For years, journalists — and reportedly even federal investigators — have pored over U.S. President Donald Trump’s business deals for signs that …

Corruption

CBS News poll: Most Americans disapprove of Trump's handling of Putin summit

<b>By Anthony Salvanto, Jennifer De Pinto, Fred Backus and Kabir Khanna</b><p>Only a third of Americans (32 percent) approve of the way Donald Trump handled …

Donald Trump

What If Trump Has Been a Russian Asset Since 1987?

On June 14, 2016, the Washington <i>Post</i> reported that Russian hackers had broken into the Democratic National Committee’s files and gained access to its …

Donald Trump

His luck is gonna run out.

Trump says the 20-foot-tall angry-baby blimp flying in London makes him feel 'unwelcome'

President Donald Trump said he felt "unwelcome" in London after its mayor, Sadiq Khan, permitted a 20-foot-tall angry "Trump Baby" blimp depicting him to be flown during his visit to the UK this week.<p>"I guess when they put out blimps to make me feel unwelcome, no reason for me to go to London," …

Donald Trump

Shocking, shameful, sickening

Mueller Has the Goods—All of the Goods

Wittingly or unwittingly, a huge cast of American characters was in on the plot.<p><i>The conspiracy had as its object impairing, obstructing, and defeating the lawful governmental functions of the United States by dishonest means in order to enable the Defendants to interfere with U.S. political and</i> …

Donald Trump

The Farcical Battle Over What to Call Lab-Grown Meat

The FDA held a public meeting to talk about it, but no one could agree on what to call it.<p>On Thursday, in a small but packed auditorium, the FDA convened a public meeting about lab-grown meat—but you wouldn’t have known that if you were listening for those words. According to the FDA, it was …

Agriculture

Queen Elizabeth Says Bone Spurs Will Prevent Her from Meeting Trump

LONDON (The Borowitz Report)—Queen Elizabeth II has cancelled a scheduled Friday meeting with Donald J. Trump after complaining of a “flare-up of bone spurs,” Buckingham Palace has confirmed.<p>The announcement took many royal watchers by surprise, because in her sixty-six-year reign the Queen had …

Queen Elizabeth II

Time To Call Trump By His Real Name -- Economic Traitor

It’s high time we called Trump by his real name – <i>traitor</i>, perhaps our country’s worst traitor ever. I speak not of his attack on our allies, his appeasement of our adversaries, his assault on the press, his coddling of racists, his repulsive misogyny, his rampant corruption, his terrible cronyism, …

Globalization

Surprise: Donald Trump’s Entire Anti-Immigration Agenda Is a Con

While the president bashes immigrants on the campaign trail, he’s hiring foreign labor at Mar-a-Lago and sourcing his Trump 2020 flags from China.<p>When he is not slandering the Justice Department for investigating his friends, <b>Donald Trump</b> has kept his presidency focused on two demagogic concerns. …

Donald Trump

Playmate Who Aborted Elliott Broidy’s Love Child Makes ‘Troublesome Claims’ in New Lawsuit

Shera Bechard is suing the Republican donor after he quit paying her hush money to cover up their affair.<p>A sealed legal complaint against GOP mega …

Corruption

Infographic: 44 words and phrases that are killing your message

For good writing, less is often more.Disposable comments and trivial remarks make reading more difficult for your audience and muddy the meaning of …

Public Relations

17 Simple Truths That Will Improve Your Life and Make You Incredibly Successful

Memorize these words, and work their meaning into your life. Then, watch the results.<p>There is no single secret to success. If there were, and if it were straightforward or easy, everybody would do it. But everybody doesn't do it.<p>That said, there are certainly habits and strategies that can make …

Motivation

House Ratings Changes: 10 Districts Move, Mostly in Democrats' Direction

This week, we're updating our ratings in ten districts, mostly in Democrats' direction. We rate 58 seats as competitive (54 GOP-held, four …

Government

The Mystery of ADHD Motivation, Solved

Despite the many differences among children and adults with ADHD, there is one similarity shared by virtually all of them. Although they have …

Keeping Your Teeth White Is Actually Pretty Easy These Days

You just need a few essential steps.<p>Getting and keeping bright white teeth isn't particularly difficult—it just takes some strategic planning. Having a few key whitening products (and preventative measures) on hand can help keep them in line. Here are some of the best ones to get started.

Dental Care

Ex-Playboy centrefold model sues a top fundraiser for Trump

A former Playboy centrefold model is suing Elliott Broidy, a top fundraiser for President Donald Trump, along with her former lawyer and the attorney for porn actress Stormy Daniels.<p>Shera Bechard’s lawsuit was filed Friday in Los Angeles. Last spring, Broidy disclosed that he and Bechard had an …

Donald Trump

This is how to overcome social anxiety: 5 powerful tips backed by research

Your mind races. Your palms sweat. The words don’t come out of your mouth right, if they come at all. We’ve all been there at one time or another. …

Self-help

Fred Rogers and the Loveliness of the Little Good

Often people are moved to tears by sadness, but occasionally people are moved to tears by goodness. That’s what happens to the audiences of “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” the new documentary about Fred Rogers.<p>The documentary demonstrates how Rogers’s children’s show got started and how he used it over …

Fred Rogers

How to End the Judicial Confirmation Wars

Political norms surrounding the courts are broken, but new rules could restore balance to the process.<p>The regular controversies over Supreme Court appointments serve as a good example of how norms are only as strong, or last only as long, as the institutional arrangement they are supposed to …

Law

Pew Report: Digital Life Both a Blessing and a Curse

(CN) – Now more than ever the internet is ingrained into our daily lives, and a nonscientific report Tuesday from the Pew Research Center says the …

Social Media

Storytelling With Data: How To Communicate Visually And Effectively

While we all know that data is key to telling an impactful story, few understand how to use these points to spin meaningful tales that will resonate …

Data Visualization

A President of Paradox for Mexico

MIAMI — In a landslide vote on Sunday, Mexicans elected Andrés Manuel López Obrador as their next president. AMLO, as he is known, has been labeled populist, leftist, authoritarian and nationalist. Yet he’s also been called a pragmatist and a fiscal conservative. Who is AMLO and what kind of …

Political Science

A Princeton sociologist spent 8 years asking rural Americans why they’re so pissed off

Hint: it’s not about the economy.<p>Robert Wuthnow, a sociologist at Princeton University, spent eight years interviewing Americans in small towns across the country. He had one goal: to understand why rural America is so angry with Washington.<p>Wuthnow’s work resulted in a new book, <i>The Left Behind:</i> …

Society

It’s Not Collusion, It’s Corruption

Democrats want to highlight Trump scandals in their push for Congress this fall—just not the one that has dominated headlines and threatens his presidency.<p>Democrats are planning to make the scandals surrounding President Trump a key part of their pitch to recapture the House majority this fall. But …

The Subtle and Not-So-Subtle Force of Ageism

“So often, I see signs that they’re looking for someone younger. Ads ask for ‘digital natives’ and people who ‘live, eat, and dream social media.’”<p>Editor's Note: This article is part of Exit Interview, a series of conversations about leaving one’s career.<p>In 2014, Gordon Rothman, a multimedia …

Employment