James Benitez

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Not so fast Obama, your biggest scandal is unfolding before our eyes

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>While speaking to a tech conference this week in Las Vegas President Obamarepeated a claim he and many members of the media have …

Donald Trump

A President Clinton would have made things much worse

To put the roller-coaster presidency of Donald Trump in perspective, it helps on occasion to imagine that Hillary Clinton won the election. My …

Donald Trump

SEC, CFTC, IRS And Others: A Guide To US Regulating Bodies

On May 22, 2018 the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued an advisory statement for listing virtual currency derivative products. The …

Cryptocurrency

Israeli Intelligence Firm’s Election-Meddling Analysis Comes Under Mueller’s Scrutiny

Psy-Group presentation outlines ways Trump campaign was helped by fake social media accounts<p>By<p>Byron Tau and<p>Rebecca Ballhaus<p>WASHINGTON—Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators have obtained a presentation prepared by an Israel-based private intelligence firm that outlines ways in which Donald …

Donald Trump

About 40 US soldiers held off hundreds of Russian mercenaries in a brutal firefight in Syria

Roughly 40 US commandos held off around 500 pro-Syrian government forces — including Russian mercenaries — in an intense firefight in early February, The New York Times reported.<p>The battle reportedly lasted four hours, and by the end, between 200 to 300 of the pro-Syrian government forces, loyal to …

Middle East

The Tao of Stevie Nicks: 20 Great Quotes From the Bewitching Rock Star

The sheer power of Stevie Nicks' voice, one of the biggest, best and most distinctive in all of rock, can sometimes overshadow the brilliance of her …

Music

Barack Obama and his political Choom Gang

At the end of all the scandal and drama, all of the breathlessly reported lies and false accusations, at the end of all the money wasted on some zany …

Donald Trump

5 ways to train your brain to stop overthinking everything

Problems. We all have them.<p>Some are small, others are big.<p>But whatever life is throwing our way, one thing remains true:<p>We think about them.<p>We think …

10 States With the Lowest Average Social Security Retirement Benefit -- The Motley Fool

Sean Williams<p>May 25, 2018 at 7:36AM<p>By the time you retire, there's a very good chance that you'll be reliant on Social Security income in some …

Retirement

Carl Jung says these 5 factors are crucial to living a happy life

Carl Jung was a renowned psychology expert who founded many theories about personality, identity, and analytical psychology.<p>His work has been studied …

The Red-Flag Warning on Your Social Security Statement

‘By 2034, the payroll taxes collected will be enough to pay only about 77 percent of scheduled benefits.’<p>Sadly, America’s forthcoming “economic …

Retirement

Exclusive: FBI Seizes Control of Russian Botnet

FBI agents armed with a court order have seized control of a key server in the Kremlin’s global botnet of 500,000 hacked routers, The Daily Beast has …

Routers

Grassley rips Strzok-Page redactions amid mystery text: Obama 'White House is running this'

A top Senate Republican is challenging the Justice Department over extensive redactions made in files showing text messages between anti-Trump FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page.<p>Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, drew particular attention to one text that suggested …

Donald Trump

The Media’s Defense Of Obama Administration Spying Defies Logic

It doesn’t matter what you think about Donald Trump — revelations that a major party’s administration was spying on another one deserve a seriousness …

Donald Trump

These 5 Moves Will Shrink Your Social Security Benefits -- The Motley Fool

Maurie Backman<p>May 23, 2018 at 6:03AM<p>Millions of retirees count on Social Security to pay the bills, and if you're nearing the end of your career …

Retirement

This year’s iPhones will have a component like no other smartphone

Apple this year will release up to four new iPhones, three of which are expected to arrive this fall, at Apple’s usual September event. Reports say …

Mobile Technology

Trump lawyer 'paid by Ukraine' to arrange White House talks

<b>Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, received a secret payment of at least $400,000 (£300,000) to fix talks between the Ukrainian president and President Trump, according to sources in Kiev close to those involved.</b><p>The payment was arranged by intermediaries acting for Ukraine's leader, …

Russia

Huma email horror returns to haunt FBI brass, in IG report on Clinton case

Ever since she lost the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton has repeatedly blamed her defeat on the FBI’s decision to reopen the probe into her email use after messages were found on the laptop of confidante Huma Abedin’s estranged husband.<p>But now that laptop and those emails are back in the spotlight, …

Government

Tampa Bay’s “Opener” Experiment Could Spark a Baseball Revolution

Rays pitcher Sergio Romo struck out the side against the Angels on Saturday, then struck out three more batters in 1 1/3 innings the following …

Baseball

Mystery in Mueller probe: Where’s the hacking indictment?

In the year since the start of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe …

Donald Trump

Presidents can be indicted

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Wednesday, President Donald Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, said that Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team have concluded that they can't indict a sitting president, simply because Justice Department guidelines prohibit such an action.<p>Whether or not President Trump <i>should</i> be …

Donald Trump

Prince George Wore Pants for the First Time at Royal Wedding (He’s Only Allowed to Wear Shorts!)

While Saturday’s royal wedding marked a huge milestone for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, young Prince George also had his own milestone moment.<p>His …

Royal Weddings

China is creating a ‘magpie bridge’ to the far side of the moon

China’s newly invigorated space program has some ambitious goals, and one of them is something that’s never been done before — landing a spacecraft …

Space Science

AT&T's Dash-like smart button doesn't need WiFi

AT&T has launched a new product called LTE-M button, which allows users to place an order online in one click. Yes, it sounds just like Amazon Dash -- in fact, it's powered by Amazon Web Services -- but since it's connected to AT&T's LTE-M network, it doesn't need a WiFi connection to work. AT&T's …

Gear & Gadgets

Google Duo can share your Android phone's screen

Google Duo has just made it easier to play tech support to friends and family: the video chat app's latest version comes with the ability to share your screen during a call. To access the feature, simply tap on your screen to see the new screensharing icon above the camera-flip one. Tapping the new …

Google Duo

Did Congress Really Steal From Social Security?

What really happens to Social Security's trillions of dollars in excess cash?<p>For better or worse, Social Security is America's most important social …

Retirement

Stephanie Kelton Has The Biggest Idea In Washington

For most of her career, Stephanie Kelton was accustomed to being ridiculed. It started in grad school.<p>At Cambridge University in the late 1990s, she …

Economics

Something important was different about this shooting

<b>(CNN) —</b> This newest shooting seems, sadly, familiar, but it is important that we pay attention to what is different here.<p>The deadly attack Friday in Santa Fe, Texas, left at least 10 dead. Terrified kids, shocked parents, authoritative law enforcement, inquisitive reporters, and somber politicians …

Guns

Beijing lands nuclear bombers in the South China Sea in a clear sign that it's pushed out the US without firing a shot

Beijing appeared to up the ante in the South China Sea on Friday by releasing footage of its H-6K nuclear-capable bombers landing on artificially made islands in disputed waters — and it sends a clear message that it dominates the region.<p>China has taken an increasingly aggressive stance to back up …

China

FACT CHECK: Were AR-15s Used in Every Major Mass Shooting in the United States After Aurora?

CLAIM<p>AR-15 rifles were used to commit every major mass shooting in the United States since a 2012 attack in an Aurora, Colorado movie …

Guns