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The incredible shrinking Rex Tillerson: Can the secretary of State reclaim his job?

His travails flow from many factors, among them White House leaks and humiliations. Will he ever confront Trump and assume a leadership role?<p>Defending his boss recently against charges that he’s heading up an incredible shrinking State Department, strategic adviser R.C. Hammond opined that the …

Movies To Watch On Netflix That The Whole Family Will Enjoy

What happens when you combine people with different tastes, personalities, and aspirations, and put them in a house together? No, I'm not talking …

SXSW Winner ‘Most Beautiful Island’ Is an ‘Eyes Wide Shut’ Style Debut Coming to Theaters This Fall

Plus, our weekly rundown of indie film acquisitions from around the globe.<p><i>Keep up with the wild and wooly world of indie film acquisitions with our</i> …

Weekend Watch: ‘Paterson’ Features Adam Driver’s Best Performance to Date

<i>Weekend Watch is here for you. Every Friday we’re going to recommend the best of what’s new to rent on VOD or stream for free. It’s your weekend;</i> …

What’s Wrong With the Democrats?

If the party cares about winning, it needs to learn how to appeal to the white working class.<p>The strategy was simple<b>.</b> A demographic wave—long-building, still-building—would carry the party to victory, and liberalism to generational advantage. The wave was inevitable, unstoppable. It would not crest …

Forget Comey. The Real Story Is Russia’s War on America

Why are we focusing on who leaked what to whom, when our democracy is under siege?<p>It was a breezy, surprisingly pleasant summer week in Washington as the frenzy around potential Trump-Russia revelations reached near-carnival levels. On Thursday, brightly clad groups scattered across the lawns of …

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Meet the Real Jared Kushner

He’s a lot tougher than he looks.<p><i>Editor's note: The original version of this story said, incorrectly, that a representative for Kushner did not reply to a request for comment. In fact, an email was sent to the wrong address. POLITICO Magazine regrets the error. It is our policy to seek the input of</i> …

Real Estate

New Roger Stone Documentary Reveals Trump's Man

Donald Trump<p>"I revel in your hatred," declares Roger Stone in a new Netflix documentary about his dark arts of political coaching. "Because if I wasn't effective, you wouldn't hate me."<p>It's an appropriate mantra for the strategist who painted the controversial modern political landscape — …

Trump associates' links with Russia: what we know so far

Trump administration,Donald Trump,US news,Michael Flynn,Jeff Sessions,Russia,World news,US elections 2016,US politics<p>Questions continue to be asked about the scale of alleged Russian influence over the president and the campaign that took him to the White House. Here we look at the links – known …

Mission unaccomplished, 15 years later: The misuse of American military power, the Middle East in chaos

<b>(AP Photo/Krzysztof Zatycki)</b><p>The United States has already lost — its war for the Middle East, that is<p>Danny Sjursen<p>February 25, 2017 10:58am (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>The United States has already lost — its war for the Middle East, that is. Having taken my own crack at …

'It's OK If' You Fall In Love With The Obsessives' New Song

Nick Bairatchnyi and Jackson Mansfield have been making music together since they were teenagers, which wasn't too long ago. After graduating high school and a move to Philadelphia from Washington, D.C., they locked into The Obsessives' sound, informed by the yelping and dexterous emo of Braid with …

Does Trump Actually Want to Succeed?

Jim Baker on how to run a White House that works, why the world is so scared right now—and how the new president could stop screwing up.<p>HOUSTON—Democrats and Republicans agree on one thing: James A. Baker III was the gold standard when it came to running a White House. And so far he’s not overly …

Why Donald Trump Bears Blame for Making America Less Safe

The president’s attack on a federal judge and the “court system" add to his short-sighted approach to protecting the United States.<p>On Sunday, President Trump declared that “if something happens”—the “something” in question, implicitly, being an Islamist terrorist attack<i>—</i>Americans should blame the …

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100 movies on Netflix that everyone needs to watch in their lifetime

It's become harder on the movie front, as Netflix boosts its TV side, but you can put a good dent in some classic films if you have the right guide.<p>That's why we're here.<p>We have searched through all of the latest titles on the streaming giant so you don't have to, and we've put together the 100 …

Paramount Pictures

15 Best Movies and Performances of 2017 Sundance Film Festival

‘Wind River’<p>An experienced hunter, an inexperienced Fed, a cantankerous lawman, an unforgiving landscape, a dead body – …

Eight films to watch in February

BBC Culture rounds up eight films coming out next month, including an inspiring untold story, The Lego Batman Movie and two Oscar-nominated foreign language films.<p><b>Hidden Figures</b><p>This feel-good drama about three unsung heroes topped the US box office on inauguration weekend, and has since nabbed …

The Keystone XL Pipeline, which Trump just advanced, will carry the dirtiest fossil fuel on the planet

Activists had previously successfully fought both pipelines — the protest at Standing Rock, which was led by the Native American community, made headlines in 2016.<p>The Keystone XL Pipeline is slightly older news — Obama blocked its construction in 2015— but it's worth remembering why it made …

Oil & Gas Industry

How Trump Won: The South

<i>The first in a four-part series</i><p>In 2009, the lead author of this piece co-wrote a series of articles with Jay Cost, who was then with …

Bill Clinton

Why Boosting Poor Children’s Vocabulary Is Important for Public Health

One key difference between low-income and affluent babies: the number of words to which they’re exposed.<p>Air­on Pate is boun­cing off the walls.<p>The not-quite-2-year-old is wait­ing with his mom Domi­n­ique and broth­er Aiden, 4, to be seen at a fed­er­ally sub­sid­ized clin­ic for low-in­come wo­men …

Public Health

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

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Back home, Walker's economic development agency in disarray

WASHINGTON (AP) — The economic development agency Gov. Scott Walker created to entice a quarter-million jobs to come to Wisconsin ended up with lots …

Deconstructing Chief Justice Roberts' Dissent in the Epoch-Making Same-Sex Marriage Decision Obergefell v. Hodges , but Not From Traditional Perspectives of the Left

Since the slate of epoch-making rulings by SCOTUS last month, several op-eds have appeared questioning the attribution of a subliminal political intent of the Court to move towards the left. By implication that means the Court has stepped out of its traditional role as a neutral and impartial …

The New Divisions in the U.S. Supreme Court

The justices this year seemed to be less likely to vote along traditional partisan lines, but bitter battles over philosophical ideals in recent decisions could be a sign of bigger wars to come next fall.<p>At this time last year, the Supreme Court seemed to me a mirror of America, hopelessly …

Richard Nixon Was Not Misunderstood

Many authors have been tempted into writing revisionist histories of the 37th U.S. president, but these counterintuitive takes often do not hold up under closer scrutiny.<p>Every once in a while someone writes a book arguing that Richard Nixon has been misunderstood. These authors tend to focus on …

2 years after spying flap, US, Brazil seek to turn the page

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two years after revelations about U.S. spying frayed ties between their countries, President Barack Obama and visiting Brazilian …

Cake review – half-baked black comedy shares the pain

At first, this film certainly promises something difficult and challenging. But having struck variously angry or black-comic notes in its opening section, it morphs into a piece of indie-sentimental awards-bait for its producer-star Jennifer Aniston. She plays Claire, a Percocet addict who is in …