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Donald Trump

Comey documented 'everything he could remember' after Trump conversations

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Former FBI Director James Comey wrote in a memo that President Donald Trump asked him to end the investigation of national security adviser Michael Flynn, according to a source familiar with the matter.<p>Comey was so appalled by the request that he wanted to document it, the source …

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House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz Demands All FBI Documents on Trump, Comey

The Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee demanded Tuesday that the FBI turn over all documents it has about communications between President Donald Trump and former FBI Director James Comey.<p>Chairman Jason Chaffetz of Utah sent the letter (PDF) a few hours after The New York Times …

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Exclusive: Trump says U.S. wants fair treatment in climate pact

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump complained on Thursday that the United States was being unfairly treated in the Paris Climate Agreement and told Reuters he would announce a decision in about two weeks on whether Washington would remain in the accord.<p>The Republican Trump, elected in …

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Winners and Losers in the Trump Tax Plan

The tax plan the Trump administration released Wednesday consists (so far) of a single page of bullet points.<p>If this were a more rounded plan, we could wait for the tax wonks at various think tanks to run it through their models and tell with some precision how it would affect people at different …

Income Inequality

Depression Strikes Today's Teen Girls Especially Hard

It's tough to be a teenager. Hormones kick in, peer pressures escalate and academic expectations loom large. Kids become more aware of their environment in the teen years — down the block and online. The whole mix of changes can increase stress, anxiety and the risk of depression among all teens, …

Social Media

small batch tiramisu

Please tell me this doesn’t just happen to me: You know when you love a dish so much, you don’t even want to risk ordering it when you’re out because …

A history of American anti-immigrant bias, starting with Benjamin Franklin’s hatred of the Germans

In the 1750s, the United States of America was not yet a country, but its trouble with immigrants already had begun.<p>People of non-WASP (white Anglo-Saxon Protestant) descent were crossing the ocean to start new lives in the new world, and earlier Colonial settlers were none too happy about it. …

Sanders: Trump is 'delusional,' says he could move US into 'authoritarian mode'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Sen. Bernie Sanders says he doesn't like calling President Donald Trump "delusional" -- but believes the President's actions call for it.<p>Sanders told CNN's Erin Burnett on "OutFront" Friday that although he is considerably more to the left than many of his fellow senators, he has …

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Germans demonstrate against return of failed asylum seekers to Afghanistan

Several thousand people have taken part in demonstrations across Germany in support of Afghan nationals who are being obliged to return home after …

North Africa

Justice Department no longer fighting injunction on transgender school guidance

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Justice Department on Friday signaled it stopped fighting to overturn a national injunction blocking the federal government from giving guidance to schools and transgender students, another sign President Donald Trump's administration is taking a different approach than former President …

U.S. Department of Justice

Women and children ‘endure rape, beatings and abuse’ inside Dunkirk’s refugee camp

The fate of those stranded by the UK’s decision to limit taking child refugees from France<p>Children and women are being raped by traffickers inside a refugee camp in northern France, according to detailed testimony gathered ahead of fresh legal action against the UK government’s approach to the …

Sociology

Koch network launches effort to kill Republican border tax plan | Reuters

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (Reuters) - Billionaire industrialist Charles Koch is launching a campaign to sink a border tax under consideration by Republican leaders in Congress, a move that could complicate the lawmakers’ efforts to find a way to pay for President Donald Trump’s proposed wall on the U.S. …

Republicans

Koch Network Focuses On Understanding Trump Voters

The billionaires’ influential political network wants to hold politicians accountable to their political principles and stem populism. To do that, though, donors received a dissection of the 2016 election — including sessions on Trump voters’ concerns.<p>INDIAN WELLS, Calif — In closed-door sessions …

I Shot the Trump Inauguration Protests and Got More Than I Bargained For

Yesterday, I went out to photograph the protests in Washington, D.C. during Trump’s inauguration. I’m a professional freelance photographer, and I …

Fearing White House Purge Of Climate Science, Scientists Frantically Copying Data

The moment Donald Trump took office on Friday, the official White House website was purged of all references to global warming and climate change science.<p>In its place is an energy plan to increase development of fossil fuels, get rid of regulations, open up public lands and parks to drilling and …

Climate

How mainstream media missed the march that social media turned into a phenomenon

From its inception, it was a ­social-media phenomenon, not a mainstream-media one.<p>The organizers of the many women’s marches that filled the streets of cities across the world on Saturday got the word out about their projects primarily via Facebook. From there, news spread from one feed to another, …

Social Media

That didn't take long: Trump's press secretary is already a meme

We're one day into the Trump presidency and the memes are already flying.<p>President Donald Trump's Press Secretary Sean Spicer gave a press conference …

Can History Prepare Us for the Trump Presidency?

Twenty-one historians explain which moments in history are closest to this one—and what we can learn.<p>The 45th president had already broken many norms when he took the oath of office: Donald Trump is the first commander in chief never to have served in public office or the military; he enters the …

Political Science

Trump Issues Executive Order Scaling Back Parts of Obamacare

WASHINGTON — In his first executive order, President Trump on Friday directed government agencies to scale back as many aspects of the Affordable Care Act as possible, moving within hours of being sworn in to fulfill his pledge to eviscerate Barack Obama’s signature health care law.<p>The one-page …

Health Care

Hearty Sausage, Kale & Lentil Soup | Platings + Pairings

This Hearty Sausage, Kale & Lentil Soup will warm you up and keep you wanting more!<p>Growing up, we ate a lot of processed foods – Hamburger Helper, …

Meat Free Mondays - 7 Recipes for the Week Ahead (12 December 2016)

<b>Happy Monday everyone!</b> <br>How are you? <br>Are you in the mood for Christmas and are you busy Christmas shopping? I wonder if you've thought about what you …

Cooking

Carnitas Recipe

Why do people call you thirty minutes before you’ve invited them for dinner? It’s something I don’t understand. Usually if you’re having folks for …

Everyone Shouldn't Worry Because The Huge Bigot Is Actually Just A Huge Liar

Donald Trump has said a lot of bigoted things—like calling Mexicans rapists to saying he’d create a registry for all muslims to blaming black people …

Donald Trump

Spike in hate crimes prompts special NY police unit

<b>(CNN) —</b> An "explosion" in hate crimes since Election Day has prompted the creation of a special police unit to fight the uptick in New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday.<p>The announcement coincided with an address at Harlem's Abyssinian Baptist Church, where Cuomo called for an end to the …

Rights & Freedoms

Trump considers Mattis, Romney for top national security jobs

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump on Sunday assessed several more contenders for top U.S. posts including Chris Christie and Rudy Giuliani, as blunt-spoken retired Marine Corps General James Mattis emerged as a leading candidate for defense secretary.<p>Trump held meetings at …

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Donald Trump

On A Day Crammed With Meetings, Trump Greets Possible Cabinet Picks

Rarely has a single door attracted so much media attention.<p>All weekend, cameras have been trained on the wood-paneled door of the clubhouse at the Trump International Golf Club in Bedminster Township, N.J., as the journalists behind them sought to suss out clues to the next step in President-elect …

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How to Stay Fit After 40

The older you get, the more important it is to stay in shape. The key is finding exercise regimens that help and don’t hurt.<p>Julie Lastra has been …

New York City