Bob Ryan

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Of Course The CIA Gave Trump Standing Ovations. He Never Let Them Sit

President Trump is bragging about his standing ovations, but he never asked them to take their seats.<p>WASHINGTON – While President Donald Trump brags about how hundreds of CIA employees gave him standing ovations during his Saturday visit, it should not have come as a surprise.<p>He never told them to …

Republican Party

A bill has already been introduced in Congress to remove the US from the United Nations

A bill introduced by Alabama Rep. Mike Rogers earlier this month calls on the US to "terminate" its membership in the United Nations (UN) and effectively sever all ties with the organization.<p>The legislation, titled the "American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2017," was proposed on January 3. It is …

Government

We are destroying rainforests so quickly they may be gone in 100 years

At current rates of deforestation, rainforests will vanish altogether in a century. Stopping climate change will remain an elusive goal unless poor nations are helped to preserve them<p>If you want to see the world’s climate changing, fly over a tropical country. Thirty years ago, a wide belt of …

Forests

Meet The Republican Governors Who Don't Want To Repeal All Of Obamacare

As Congressional Republicans begin work on repealing the Affordable Care Act, many of the nation's governors want to make sure that their state budgets don't take a hit during the dismantling process.<p>They're most concerned about Medicaid, the health insurance program for the poor that's run jointly …

Health

This Woman Helped Build Trump Tower. Here's Why She Marched.

"Trump claimed he 'broke the glass ceiling' by hiring me."<p><i>Barbara A. Res started working in construction in 1971. Between 1980 and 1984, she helped build NYC’s Trump Tower. Res attended the Women’s March on Washington on Jan. 21 with a sign that said “I Am The Woman Who Built Trump Tower,” paired</i> …

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A Definitive Timeline of Donald Trump's Many Excuses About His Taxes

"Nobody knows the tax return world better than me."<p>Lost amidst Kellyanne Conway's assault on the concept of facts this weekend was her remarkable new line when it comes to President Trump's tax returns. Conway finally cut to the chase, declaring unequivocally that Trump simply will not release his …

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Why Attacking Free Trade Is Great Politics and Bad Economics

If Donald Trump cracks down on trade, he will not be the first politician to fly in the face of economic wisdom, only the loudest. As Dani Rodrik of …

NAFTA

Donald Trump's isolationism on NAFTA and TPP is for his base — and that's exactly who it will hurt

On Friday President Donald Trump made a central inauguration speech promise to end the "ravages of other countries making our products, stealing our …

Foreign Policy

Donald Trump reportedly planted lackeys at CIA headquarters to give illusion of widespread support his speech

Despite what the president wants people to think, he is not on good terms with the intelligence community<p>Donald Trump’s speech at the CIA may have irked the intelligence community, but it seemed that there were some people there who were enjoying it. Those people may have been planted by the Trump …

Republican Party

Lawmakers in Eight States Have Proposed Laws Criminalizing Peaceful Protest

Over the weekend, millions of demonstrators took to streets across the country to mobilize against the new president and his agenda, assembling in a …

Government

Watson should have run for US president: How smart algorithms are better than dumb politicians

The best candidate for the office of president of the United States wasn’t on the ballot last November. It was Watson, IBM’s cognitive computing engine. Watson would be a president of intelligence and integrity, temperament and dedication, working round the clock to devise solutions to our toughest …

Democracy

Ethics Experts To File Lawsuit Saying Trump's Overseas Interests Violate Constitution

A team of ethics experts and legal scholars is filing a lawsuit in federal court this morning that says President Donald Trump's overseas businesses violate the Constitution's emoluments clause, which bars presidents from taking money from foreign governments.<p>The group filing the suit says it will …

Ethics

Donald Trump is getting ready to hammer the EPA

Now that he’s president, Donald Trump is laying the groundwork to drastically reshape the Environmental Protection Agency in the weeks and months ahead.<p>All signs indicate that Trump will soon issue a flurry of executive orders to begin weakening various rules around air and water pollution and …

Environment

To Defuse an Argument, Think About the Future

If you’re caught up in conflict with someone, there are a few practical strategies that can help you resolve the situation. These strategies include seeking compromise, taking the other person’s perspective, being humble, trying to forgive, and not casting blame. But personal conflicts are …

Psychology

Six Items That Should Never Be On Your To-Do List

Classic to-do lists don’t provide context or give a timeline, and they’re easy to ignore. Here's how to make a better list.<p>Writing a to-do list seems like a tidy little way to keep track of what you need to accomplish, but it can fall short or even derail your success. To-do lists don’t provide …

Productivity

Angry Democrats Aim to Take a Page From the Tea Party’s Playbook

AVENTURA, Fla. — Freshly energized protesters are taking to the streets, members of Congress are being confronted in their districts by constituents angry over health care, and wealthy donors are turning fear into action.<p>Eight years after Republicans united after a stinging electoral defeat to …

Democracy

Followers Don’t See Their Leaders as Real People

Great leaders, especially in large organizations, aren’t really people. They’re mental images.<p>They may be flesh and blood to the senior team and the assistants in the C-suite, but to people in outer orbits, from operational departments to business units, they are imaginary constructs. Employees …

Management

Trump talks replacing Obamacare, reiterates unsubstantiated voter fraud claims

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump privately told congressional leaders Monday he wants to move forward with an ambitious agenda, including to repeal and replace Obamacare and to pass legislation bolstering the country's infrastructure. But he also brought up two past grievances -- …

U.S. Politics

Amazon just launched a new training program to help employees in danger of being fired

Amazon is rolling out a new training program this week aimed at helping underperforming employees placed on the company's infamous performance improvement plan, according to an internal email obtained by Business Insider.<p>The new program, called "Pivot," pairs the underperforming employee with a …

Amazon

Why paper is the real 'killer app'

With apps taking over our lives, there’s a movement afoot as people yearn for simpler, technology-free times.<p>Every January, Angela Ceberano sets goals for the 12 months ahead. And on Sunday nights, she plans and organises the coming week.<p>Sometimes, I just want to get rid of all the technology and …

UCLA

Trump's White House sets an unapologetically aggressive tone in its first days

One by one, just hours after President Trump’s inauguration, some of his most senior aides made the short journey from their new West Wing offices to the press briefing room.<p>Press Secretary Sean Spicer stood for a moment behind the lectern where he will conduct news briefings. Stephen Bannon, chief …

Donald Trump

Ethics lawsuit to claim Trump is in violation of Constitution

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> An ethics group says it will file a federal lawsuit on Monday claiming President Trump is violating the Constitution by accepting payments from foreign governments through his business empire.<p>The lawsuit by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, or CREW, will argue …

Ethics

Nearly all coral reefs will be ruined by climate change.

Read More<p>New year, new Friday, new reading list — but hey, never change.<p>Well, unless you really want to. Here’s some reading to jump-start your brain …

Climate

Ten Ways To Cope With Your Company's Dumb Rules

Society is moving fast, but company rules are not keeping up. Many if not most large and medium-sized employers (and way too many small companies, too) still follow outdated and pointless HR policies.<p>They don’t realize how much damage their company rules do. No one can get excited about their work …

Management

Kellyanne Conway finally admits the audit was just an excuse

Speaking on ABC News’ Sunday morning show <i>This Week</i>, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway finally admitted what had been plainly obvious to anyone paying attention — Donald Trump is never going to voluntarily release his tax returns, so the American people will never know who he is in debt to, …

Republicans

Mexicans are already tired of Trump

MEXICO CITY — The TV reporter stood in a power stance, his back to the U.S. Embassy and the 10 riot police resting on their escutcheons, and pronounced this a major day for Mexico.<p>“Donald Trump is wildly unpopular in Mexico, where today is being seen as a real turn for the worse in the country’s …

Mexico

Schumer: Booing 'speaks poorly' of some in inauguration crowd

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Sunday harshly criticized President Donald Trump's supporters who booed his comments about inclusiveness moments before Trump was inaugurated.<p>"The fact that saying these things which are usually accepted by every American met the …

Chuck Schumer

The Latest: Trump changes course after denouncing protesters

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST):<p>9:45 a.m.<p>President Donald Trump is doing a quick about-face about the protests that swept through Washington and around the world on Saturday.<p>Trump tweeted Sunday morning that "Peaceful protests are a hallmark of our …

World News

WikiLeaks Asks Followers To Dig Up Trump’s Taxes After Kellyanne Conway Confirms He’ll Never Release Them

Donald Trump plans big tax cuts, but all along, he’s been very cagey about his own monetary contributions to the federal government. Throughout his campaign, he resisted following the long-standing tradition for presidential candidates to release their tax returns (while claiming he’d like to do …

Republican Party

Sean Spicer is a Groucho Marxist, asking us not to believe our own eyes

Every possible data point confirms his inauguration crowd claims to be false. So why did Trump’s press secretary turn himself into a laughing stock?<p>So now we know that President Trump and his press secretary are strict followers of Marx – not Karl, but Groucho.<p>For it was Groucho Marx who asked, in …

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