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20 Books Billionaire Bill Gates Recommends

Get a jump on your summer reading list with these suggestions from the billionaire and philanthropist.<p>Staff Writer. Covers media, tech, startups, culture and workplace trends.<p>This week, Bill Gates took to Twitter to provide some advice to the graduating class of 2017.<p>Gates exhorted the new grads to …

Trump's policies and how they'll change America -- in charts

<b>(CNN) —</b> From his travel ban to his plan to repeal Obamacare, President Donald Trump's policy proposals are already affecting some Americans but have the potential to change the fabric of the US.<p>To what extent his policies will affect individual Americans is up for debate. The administration, for …

Immigration

David Letterman on Life After TV, Late Night Today, and the Man He Calls Trumpy

Since retiring after 33 years on the late night television, David Letterman has kept a low public profile — aided by the growth of a truly impressive …

Comedy

Fact-checking President Trump's first address to Congress

In his first address to a joint session of Congress, President Trump stuck closely to his prepared remarks, but ran afoul of the facts in some cases.<p>Trump said the U.S. has spent $6 trillion in the Middle East and “with this $6 trillion we could have rebuilt our country.” The amount spent so far is …

Donald Trump

Vladimir Putin: The Troublemaker

Russian President Vladimir Putin has always been a night owl, holding meetings into the early hours of the morning. He's also the proprietor of …

Bill Perry Is Terrified. Why Aren’t You?

How an 89-year-old cold warrior became America’s nuclear conscience.<p>At this naked moment in the American experiment, when many people perceive civilization on the verge of blowing up in some metaphorical sense, there is an elderly man in California hoping to seize your attention about another …

Cold War

One administration, two styles: Trump the brawler and Pence the cajoler

When Mike Pence journeyed to the Capitol this week, House Speaker Paul D. Ryan flubbed his introduction — presenting him to lawmakers as “Vice President-elect Trump.”<p>Ryan could be forgiven for confusing the two men and their roles. The first week of the 115th Congress has been a tale of two …

Donald Trump

These Are the Top 10 Risks to the World in 2017

With the election of Donald Trump, the G-zero world is now fully upon us.<p>The triumph of an “America first” foreign policy marks a fundamental break …

The four ways a Trump presidency could turn out, according to an expert in political upheaval

In fits and starts, the contours of the Trump administration will begin to take shape over the coming weeks. Like his campaign, the president-elect's transition is already shaping up to be a highly unconventional one: shortly after the election, Trump removed Chris Christie from a leadership post …

Donald Trump

David Fahrenthold tells the behind-the-scenes story of his year covering Trump

“Arnold and Tim, if you’d come up, we’re going to give you a nice, beautiful check,” Donald Trump said. He held up an oversize check, the kind they give to people who win golf tournaments. It was for $100,000. In the top-left corner the check said: “The Donald J. Trump Foundation.”<p>Along the bottom, …

Donald Trump

17 ways politics could change in 2017

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> 2016 was the year where one political controversy or another was always around the corner. But 2017 promises to be just as unpredictable.<p>For most of 2016, Donald Trump had only his own personal credibility in his hands as he campaigned for the presidency. Now that he has the …

Great Depression

John Kerry's mission to save diplomacy

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> You can see it in everything he attempts to do around the globe, every conflict he wades into, every crisis he refuses to concede. And as John Kerry prepares to step down as secretary of state next month, he will carry it with him just as he has for 50 years: a deep-seated belief …

Middle East

Al Franken Faces Donald Trump and the Next Four Years

‘Donald Trump never laughs,” Al Franken said.<p>This was the senator’s first observation to me on a recent afternoon. It was exactly three weeks from the day the punch line became the president-elect. And Trump’s mysterious absence of laughter had never occurred to me before, even though I’d spoken to …

Donald Trump

Organize Your Kitchen in One Day

It happens to everyone; you move into your house with every intention on keeping things decluttered and perfectly organized. You plan to keep everything in its designated spot so it looks clean and orderly at all times. The years go by and you've adapted to your method of madness - the large square …

15 Forgotten Thanksgiving Dishes

Mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, stuffing, and, of course, turkey may be the stars of your Turkey Day table, but the earliest Thanksgiving dishes …

Food

Vegan Thanksgiving recipes 2016: Main dishes, dressings, stuffings, desserts and more

Sure, turkey takes a front row seat to sweet potatoes on some tables, but Thanksgiving doesn't have to be unfriendly tovegans!<p>Main dishes, sides and …

Thanksgiving dessert recipes 2016: Pies, cookies and cakes you'll want to save room for

You've stuffed yourself with turkey and creamed spinach and mashed potatoes and gravy and hey, another scoop of mashed potatoes, and you can already …

How to Perfectly Season Your Thanksgiving Turkey

Before you even think about cooking your Thanksgiving turkey at the perfect temperature, you have to know how to season it. From figuring out the right amount of salt to the best blend of spices and herbs, it can be daunting to prepare an entire turkey that you hope the whole family will love. …