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Ben Carson: My mom kept us out of public housing to avoid 'danger'

NEW HAVEN — Ben Carson, President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of Housing and Urban Development, said his mother made sure that her family didn't live in public housing in Boston because it was dangerous.<p>"Despite what you may have heard from people, she wanted to make sure that we …

Republican Party

'Your uteruses will be fine': Hannity on the 'collective freakout' over Trump's win

On the one-month anniversity of Donald Trump's victory over Hillary Clinton in the presidential election, Fox News' Sean Hannity took the pulse of "the collective freakout from the crybaby left."<p>In his opening monologue on Thursday's edition of "Hannity," Sean said that the left-wing reaction to …

Politics

Bernie Sanders calls Trump a 'pathological liar,' says 'real change' will come from grassroots America

Bernie Sanders thinks President-elect Donald Trump is a "pathological liar."<p>The senator from Vermont and former Democratic presidential candidate appeared on MSNBC's "All In with Chris Hayes" on Thursday night, characterizing Trump as inconsistent and unpredictable.<p>Sanders said the looming Trump …

Bernie Sanders

Trump gets one presidential intelligence briefing a week: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump is receiving an average of one presidential intelligence briefing a week, according to U.S. officials familiar with the matter, far fewer than most of his recent predecessors.<p>Although they are not required to, presidents-elect have in the past …

Politics

Trump on Cabinet: ‘I want people that made a fortune’

The president-elect used a campaign-style speech to tout his selections during 'thank you' rally in Iowa.<p>DES MOINES, Iowa — Donald Trump on Thursday brushed aside concerns that he had tapped too many super-rich people for his cabinet, saying “I want people that made a fortune!” and boasting that he …

Republican Party

Donald Trump

“We regret and condemn Trump’s discriminatory remarks,” Bulent Kural, the manager of the Trump Towers Mall, wrote in an email to a reporter at the …

The Advice You've Probably Heard but Should Never Listen to

Advice shouldn’t hinder you from following your passion.<p><i>The Entrepreneur Insiders netwo</i><i>rk is an online community where the most thoughtful and</i> …

Startups

Donald Trump’s Thuggish Tweets Aren’t Breaking Bones—Yet

We’re in uncharted territory. Even Richard Nixon didn’t make a public display of his enemies list.<p>It’s now pretty obvious that Donald Trump is going to keep tweeting to his heart’s content even after he’s sworn in as president, firing away at journalists and union leaders and whoever else …

Republicans

Carrier factory union chief standing ground against Trump

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A local union president slammed by Donald Trump on Twitter stood his ground Thursday, maintaining the president-elect gave false hope to hundreds of workers by inflating the number of jobs being saved at a Carrier Corp. factory in Indianapolis.<p>United Steelworkers Local 1999 …

Republican Party

Trump Is Still Not Very Popular, and His Problem With Women Could Return

■ Only 35 percent of Americans expect Donald J. Trump to be a good or great president.<p>■ Mr. Trump’s choice of the Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. executive to be labor secretary may raise questions anew about his attitude toward women.<p>■ Bipartisan group of senators urges the president-elect to take a stand …

Burst your bubble – again: five conservative articles to read this week

Looking for more rightwing perspectives to balance your news diet? Here’s some more pieces analyzing Trump’s foreign policy, sanctuary cities and populism<p>Reading rightwing authors and sites is not an exercise in empathy. It’s about seeing what we can learn from and about them. In the post-Trump …

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Donald Trump’s infrastructure plan is garbage — and Democratic resistance will be critical

There are good ways to fund new infrastructure projects, and then there's sleazy cronyism. Which does Trump want?<p>It is heartening to see Democratic leaders in Congress finally shifting toward an oppositional posture to the incoming Donald Trump administration and its Republican enablers in the …

Republicans

Trump’s Expected Labor Pick, Andrew Puzder, Is Minimum Wage Critic

President-elect Donald J. Trump is expected to name Andrew F. Puzder, chief executive of the company that operates the fast food outlets Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. and an outspoken critic of the worker protections enacted by the Obama administration, to be secretary of labor, people close to the …

Politics

Donald Trump’s pick for FDA chief wants drugmakers to sell first, then test later

The next head of the FDA really wants to relax regulations on how drugs are tested<p>It appears that President-elect Donald Trump is thinking of appointing a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) head who doesn’t much believe in the purpose of that agency.<p>Jim O’Neill, the managing director of Peter …

Republican Party

Scott Pruitt, Trump’s Climate-Denying EPA Pick, Is Worse Than You Think

Climate change may grab headlines, but the destructive impact of an oilman as EPA chief will be far more insidious.<p>Every scientist not on the corporate dole is upset about Scott Pruitt, Donald Trump’s pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency.<p>Like Betsy DeVos, who wants to destroy public …

Climate Change

6 Reasons to Get Better at Leading Meetings

Most people see meetings as a burden, a waste of time, or a general annoyance. But meetings aren’t going away. The good news is that leaders have the opportunity to significantly improve how meetings are run at your company, which could boost your influence and your career.<p>A recent study, published …

Management

EPA fears 'unprecedented disaster' for environment over Scott Pruitt pick

Senate Democrats vow to fight Trump’s nominee to lead the EPA, a climate denier who has sued the agency multiple times as attorney general of Oklahoma<p>Democrats have promised to stage a last-ditch effort to thwart the appointment of Scott Pruitt as administrator of the Environmental Protection …

Environment

How the alt-right became racist: A short history of hate — Part 1

Part One: What's now called the alt-right actually began as a conservative resistance -- against George W. Bush<p>Throughout his just-concluded campaign, Donald Trump was frequently analogized to the monster created by Dr.Frankenstein. The future president — as everyone from his former ghostwriter to …

History

Trump's Presidency Is Shaping Up to Be an American Tragedy

They're already building the inaugural stand on the west side of the Capitol building. In six weeks, Donald Trump will stand on it, in front of …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump insulted a union leader on Twitter. Then the phone started to ring.

Chuck Jones uses a flip phone, so he didn’t see the tweet. His friend of 36 years called him Wednesday night and said: The president-elect is smearing you on Twitter.<p>Jones, a union leader in Indianapolis, represents the Carrier workers whose jobs Donald Trump has pledged to save. He said the sudden …

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Trump And His New EPA Chief Can't Support All Fossil-Fuels; They'll Have To Choose

Donald Trump’s love for fossil-fuels is unequivocal. At least that’s what he portrayed during his campaign and what many are saying after his pick of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to run his Environmental Protection Agency.<p>But Trump trumpeting his support for fossil-fuels and picking a …

Energy

6 ways the robot revolution will transform the future of work

We are on the brink of a major technological moment, with global, economic, and social implications, according to Alec Ross, author of The Industries …

Robotics

Why Tons of Failure is the Key to Success, According to Seth Godin

If you let it, failure can be a precious gift, rather than something to be avoided at all costs<p>Most people avoid failure like the plague.<p>And while avoiding failure may protect your ego in the short run, it has a detrimental effect on the level of success you experience in your life. No bueno.<p>That's …

Success

Why people believe Trump when he's lying

We know that Donald Trump lies.<p>He has said that Barack Obama founded ISIS. He said that Texas Senator Ted Cruz's father was involved in the plot to assassinate JFK. He claimed he saw thousands of Muslims in New Jersey celebrate on 9/11. He said that he won the popular vote when in fact he lost by …

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Democrats Want Panel to Probe Election-Related Hacks

House Democrats on Wednesday unveiled a plan to create a commission to investigate foreign interference in the presidential election while taking …

Politics

Trump: U.S. Intel's Conclusion That Russia Hacked DNC Was Politically Motivated

This is an astounding thing for a president-elect to claim.<p>President-elect Donald Trump believes that American intelligence agencies were motivated by politics, and not hard evidence, when they determined earlier this year that Russian state-sponsored hackers were behind the theft and release of …

Russia

Trump chooses former WWE exec McMahon for small business

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is adding former wrestling executive Linda McMahon to his Cabinet as leader of the Small Business Administration.<p>McMahon and her husband, Vince, founded and built World Wrestling Entertainment Inc., now a publicly traded sports entertainment company. …

Republican Party

What to Do When Your Boss Is Socially Awkward

We’ve all worked with that person who doesn’t know how to chitchat, can’t make eye contact, or even says inappropriate things from time to time. When that person is your boss, it can be very uncomfortable. How do you build a relationship with a manager who isn’t good at relationships? How do you …

Harvard Business Review

Breitbart News prompts more advertisers, including BMW and T-Mobile parent, to yank ads

The Breitbart News Network has long prided itself on running inflammatory articles designed to trigger sensitive liberals. But since the election of Donald Trump, the conservative media company has also managed to trigger some of its advertisers, which have yanked their ads from the irreverent site …

Autos

Donald Trump picked Oklahoma AG Scott Pruitt, a climate denier, to run the Environmental Protection Agency

Pruitt strongly opposed the Clean Power Plan and had fossil fuels lobbyists ghostwrite letters to the EPA<p>This article originally appeared on Climate Central.<p>President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Scott Pruitt, Oklahoma’s attorney general and a champion of the oil and gas industry, to run the the …

Climate Change