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CNN footage of Trump golfing leaves conservatives furious

On Christmas, President Donald Trump said he would get “back to work” after the holiday to “Make America Great Again.” However, as CNN showed in a …

SpaceX launch leaves ghostly glowing trail in the sky

People along the West Coast looked toward the heavens Friday to find a strange, morphing orb glowing in the night sky.<p>It looked like the stuff of science fiction, but it was actually the mark of a SpaceX rocket hauling a group of telecom satellites into Earth's orbit.<p>The rocket took off from the …

Space Travel

For Trump, a Moment of Defeat but Maybe Not Recalibration

WASHINGTON — President Trump does not readily admit defeat. Knocked to the mat in Alabama with the stunning loss of a Senate seat, he got right back up on Wednesday and defiantly claimed that he had known his candidate would lose all along. He may have been humbled by voters, but Mr. Trump does not …

USA Today bashes Trump as 'not fit to clean the toilets' in Obama's presidential library

<b>(CNN) —</b> USA Today isn't known for its blistering opinion pieces. Which makes the one the paper's editorial board just published on President Donald Trump all the more savage.<p>"With his latest tweet, clearly implying that a United States senator would trade sexual favors for campaign cash, President …

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Cooper: Trump's witnesses problematic - CNN Video

CNN's Anderson Cooper points out the flaws in the eyewitness accounts the White House claims disprove President Trump's alleged misconduct by his accusers.

10 places around the world where US influence has plummeted

After the fall of the Soviet Union, the US became the sole superpower on the world stage, and was able to take advantage of the vast global influence it had amassed since the late 19th century.<p>But in recent years, this power has been fading.<p>From the South China Sea to the Middle East to Latin …

China

New Jimi Hendrix LP Unearths 10 Previously Unheard Recordings

Ten previously unreleased Jimi Hendrix recordings highlight <i>Both Sides of the Sky</i>, an upcoming posthumous LP from the legendary guitarist. The album …

Guitar

The White House press briefing, always a spin zone, is now approaching uselessness

The White House press briefing reached an ignominious milestone this week when a spokesman stood before reporters aboard Air Force One, read a series of prepared statements, then refused to take on-the-record questions during one of the newsiest days of the Trump presidency.<p>The briefing for decades …

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15 easy blues guitar chords every guitarist needs to know

A7 (open)<p>To avoid sounding the idle sixth string when you play this chord, bring your thumb around the back of the neck so that the tip of it just …

Eric Clapton Talks Addiction, Cream's Brilliance, the Future of the Guitar

There is a remarkable scene early in <i>Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars</i>,the new Showtime documentary about the guitarist's career, that sums up his …

Guitar

Obama should be arrested for implying Trump needs a filter, Fox Business host suggests

Call it an unwritten rule — a matter of decorum among the small fraternity of men who once held the title “leader of the free world.”<p>Before he left office, Barack Obama said his goal was to steer clear of the political spotlight — as George W. Bush had done when he left the White House — giving the …

This President wants you to give thanks every day

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Settled into his Florida hideaway for the holiday, President Donald Trump is again calling on Americans to give thanks -- for his leadership.<p>Trump fired off a new tweet storm on Wednesday rebuking LaVar Ball, the father of a college basketball player he helped free from China …

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Trump takes another swipe at CNN after being 'forced' to watch it in the Philippines

President Donald Trump wrote online Wednesday that he was “forced” to watch CNN during his recent trip to Asia, refreshing his animus towards the network he has bemoaned for nearly his entire political career.<p>“While in the Philippines I was forced to watch @CNN, which I have not done in months, and …

What you need to know about Clinton and the Uranium One deal

Sessions has raised the possibility of the DOJ probing the matter, as Trump has publicly called for.<p>Attorney General Jeff Sessions this week raised the possibility that a special counsel may be appointed to investigate potential wrongdoing by the Clinton Foundation, specifically suggestions that a …

Raiders dispute NFL wife’s claim that anthem protest clash led to Derek Carr’s injury

Miko Grimes, the controversial former radio personality and outspoken wife of Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Brent Grimes, ripped the cover back on the relationship between quarterbacks and linemen, claiming that the Oakland Raiders let quarterback Derek Carr get hit and hurt because of his …

Football (U.S.)

Week 24: ‘The Coffee Boy’ Spills It In Trump’s Lap

George Papadopoulos was only trying to make the boss happy. Now he’s working for Mueller.<p>The Great Man Theory holds that heroes and other charismatic figures shape our world—that a carefully selected set of biographies tell the human story better than any volume of history. Against that view, I …

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Donald Trump's Tweets May Help the New York Terror Suspect

When President Trump tweeted that he thinks New York City attack suspect Sayfullo Saipov should get the death penalty, he may have inadvertently made …

The Civil War Was Not a Mistake

John Kelly’s account of its causes reflects a widely shared—and incorrect—understanding of the conflict.<p>When White House Chief of Staff John Kelly told the Fox News host Laura Ingraham that the Civil War was caused by the “lack of an ability to compromise,” that the war was fought by “men and women …

Gen. Kelly Says Civil War Due to Lack of Compromise. Historians Dispute That.

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly's remarks that a "lack of an ability to compromise" is what led to the Civil War — failing to mention the deep divide caused by slavery — is being picked apart by some historians who say the former general needs to reconsider the facts.<p>"It shows the durability …

War

Woman makes her feelings clear as she is overtaken by the US president’s motorcade on its way out of one of his golf clubs<p>The president of the United States is used to being saluted, but a cyclist in Virginia put her own particular slant on the tradition on Saturday when she was overtaken by Donald …

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Yuli Gurriel Suspended 5 2018 Games for Racist Gesture; Avoids World Series Ban

Houston Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel has been suspended for the first five games of next season after making a racist gesture aimed at Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Yu Darvish in Game 3 of the World Series.<p><i>USA Today</i>'s Bob Nightengale first reported Gurriel's suspension.<p>The Astros issued a …

President Trump’s Iran Deal Message To North Korea: Do Not Trust Washington

President Donald Trump continues to treat his administration as an international diplomacy wrecking crew. His latest target is the Iran nuclear deal. Even U.S. intelligence agencies affirm that Tehran has lived up to the accord, but the president apparently assumes that any agreement he did not …

Trump celebrated Halloween by bodyshaming children and insulting their parents

Donald Trump sure knows how to throw a fun party — candy, costumes and insults included.<p>On Friday, the children of the White House Press Corps were …

Trump wants subsidies for coal companies, not health insurers

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Here are two headlines from recent weeks that don't share a specific link, but tell you a lot about what's going with the federal government right now.<p>Trump will end health care cost-sharing subsidies -- CNN Politics, October 13<br>• Subsidy plan for coal and nuclear plants 'will cost …

Health Care

Donald Trump just hit a new low in the La David Johnson fiasco

<b>(CNN) —</b> Calling the widow of an American soldier killed in action is, emotionally speaking, absolutely gut-wrenching. Knowing that nothing you will say can bring true comfort. Knowing a life -- and likely many lives -- have been altered forever. Facing down pure loss and pure grief.<p>As difficult as …

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Donald Trump reacts and a crisis is born

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump's chronic inability to turn the other cheek to a perceived slight has landed the White House with a crisis on multiple fronts over his handling of the ISIS ambush in Niger that killed four US troops.<p>Trump's reflexive boast that he was more attentive to the relatives …

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The real reason Trump is so dead set on crushing Obamacare

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Over the past 24 hours, President Donald Trump has taken two actions aimed at mortally wounding the Affordable Care Act.<p>The first tasks his administration with increasing competition among health care insurers, a move very likely to drive younger people out of the insurance …

Health Care

Trump’s Benghazi? Ambush of U.S. soldiers in Niger goes unnoticed

<b>A U.S. Army carry team transfers the remains of Army Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright of Lyons, Ga., late Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, upon arrival at Dover Air Force Base, Del. (AP/Aaron J. Jenne)</b><p>Four dead Americans in Africa: Why hasn’t this act of terror drawn the same feverish scrutiny?<p>Sophia Tesfaye<p>October …

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Complicated timelines in movie franchises

In this era of expanded universes, remakes and mega-franchises things are bound to get complicated. Linear timelines are all very well, but why make …

Anderson Cooper revisits this moment - CNN Video

CNN's Anderson Cooper pokes fun at President Donald Trump for defending throwing "beautiful, soft" paper towels in Puerto Rico.