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AP investigation: A Trump fundraiser's secret lobbying effort to win $1B in business

Hundreds of pages of leaked emails show how Elliott Broidy and his business partner, Lebanese-American George Nader, pitched themselves to Middle Eastern crown princes as a backchannel to the White House.<p>WASHINGTON — After a year spent carefully cultivating two princes from the Arabian Peninsula, …

Saudi Arabia

'Having one bad day is one thing. But my Giro has been a nigthmare'

Saturday May 19, Stage 15: San Vito al Tagliamento to Monte Zoncolan (186km)<p>This morning my BMC team were one of the squads woken up a bit earlier …

Road Cycling

'The Day that We Can't Protect Human Sources': The President and the House Intelligence Committee Burn an Informant

It wasn’t that long ago that both the executive branch and the legislature in this country considered the protection of intelligence sources a matter …

Donald Trump

Trump Jr. and Other Aides Met With Gulf Emissary Offering Help to Win Election

WASHINGTON — Three months before the 2016 election, a small group gathered at Trump Tower to meet with Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son. One was an Israeli specialist in social media manipulation. Another was an emissary for two wealthy Arab princes. The third was a Republican donor …

Donald Trump

7 Everyday Foods More Super Than Trendy "Superfoods"

One day it’s turmeric popcorn. The next, it’s camel milk. Whatever the “superfood,” there’s always a new snack or beverage that claims to protect you from disease or give you another health boost, like healthier skin or stronger bones.<p>With so many new, supposedly life-changing products emerging, it …

Nutrition

The Michael Cohen Bribery Scandal Is Now a Trump Bribery Scandal

Last night, the <i>Daily Mail</i> reported a development in the Michael Cohen saga of seismic scale. In a December 2016 meeting in Trump Tower, the British …

Corruption

Trump vs. the “Deep State”

How the Administration’s loyalists are quietly reshaping American governance.<p>Two months after Donald Trump’s Inauguration, the White House took a sudden interest in a civil servant named Sahar Nowrouzzadeh. At thirty-four, she was largely unknown outside a small community of national-security …

Donald Trump

Black activist jailed for his Facebook posts speaks out about secret FBI surveillance

Rakem Balogun thought he was dreaming when armed agents in tactical gear stormed his apartment. Startled awake by a large crash and officers screaming commands, he soon realized his nightmare was real, and he and his 15-year-old son were forced outside of their Dallas home, wearing only …

Surveillance

Documents Reveal How Russian Official Courted Conservatives In U.S. Since 2009

<b>Updated at 10:55 a.m. ET</b><p>Kremlin-linked Russian politician Alexander Torshin traveled frequently between Moscow and various destinations in the United States to build relationships with figures on the American right starting as early as 2009, beyond his previously known contacts with the National …

Russia

Alexander Litvinenko accused Vladimir Putin of being a paedophile four months before he was poisoned

Alexander Litvinenko’s accusation that Vladimir Putin was a paedophile may have been one of the motives for the Russian government to order his …

Russia

Russian Leverage Over Trump Is Not Just a Theory. It’s Now Fact.

In the waning weeks of 2016, when the intelligence community and many politicians were passing around terrifying reports about Donald Trump’s links …

Donald Trump

“People Get Subpoenas, Shit Gets Real”: What John Edwards Should Teach the Media About Covering Trump

If you were in Las Vegas and could win $1 million by placing a simple prop bet on whether Trump enjoyed some pee play with Russian hookers in Moscow in 2013, would you bet yes or no? You know where you’d put your money. Even Mitch McConnell would take that bet.<p>When BuzzFeed News published the …

Donald Trump

Theory: Playboy Model Who Got $1.6 Million Had Affair With Trump, Not Broidy

On May 2, Rudy Giuliani revealed that the Trump administration has been lying for months about the fact that Donald Trump reimbursed his personal …

Donald Trump

How to ride a pump track - MBR

Get out there and pump!<p>The backbone of modern mountain biking, pumping is an oft-overlooked opportunity to exploit the trails. Andy from Dirt School …

Mountain Biking

Why A Powerful Russian Oligarch Was Furious With Paul Manafort

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>The following article is an excerpt from investigative journalist Seth Hettena’s new book, “Trump / Russia: A Definitive History.” This</i> …

Russia

Trump Joins House Attacks Over Investigations

WASHINGTON — President Trump plunged into an angry dispute on Wednesday between conservative House Republicans and the deputy attorney general, siding with hard-line lawmakers over his own Justice Department as they pressed for access to sensitive documents related to the special counsel’s …

Donald Trump

As the ‘King of Debt,’ Trump borrowed to build his empire. Then he began spending hundreds of millions in cash.

In the nine years before he ran for president, Donald Trump’s company spent more than $400 million in cash on new properties — including 14 transactions paid for in full, without borrowing from banks — during a buying binge that defied real estate industry practices and Trump’s own history as the …

Donald Trump

The unbearable stench of Trump’s B.S.

A few days ago, I was asked on CNN to make sense of one more case in which Donald Trump had said something demonstrably false and then explained it away with a caustic tweet and an indignant interview. I replied that there was a pattern here and a term for a person who did this kind of thing: a …

Donald Trump

How Far Can Becky Hammon Go in the N.B.A.?

The former women’s-basketball star has broken convention by becoming the league’s first female assistant coach.<p><b>Audio:</b> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>It was August, 2012, and Becky Hammon, the point guard of the Silver Stars, San Antonio’s …

Basketball

How to test for a new-car infotainment system you can live with

Here's a car-shopping checklist of infotainment functions to test<p>I'm a glass-half-full kind of guy. So I like to think that, overall, car infotainment systems have gotten better over the years. And not just because Apple CarPlay and Android Auto have created a familiar and consistent standard no …

Android Auto

McMaster and Commander

Can a national-security adviser retain his integrity if the President has none?<p>When Donald Trump had a phone conversation with Vladimir Putin on the morning of March 20th, the two were at an excruciatingly delicate juncture. American intelligence officials had concluded that Russia had interfered …

Donald Trump

Stuperfoods to the Rescue!

Coke<p>Shutterstock<p>Coke is it, as they say. And it really is. Tour riders, Ironman competitors, and adventure racers don’t reach for a Mr. Pibbs or a Pepsi. They want Coca-Cola ($4.88 on Amazon). “After riders have guzzled liters of sports drink and water, they gravitate to Coke to help them finish …

Nutrition

Antioxidant found to wind back the clock on blood vessel function by up to 20 years

Much mystery surrounds the physiological processes by which humans age, but scientists are learning more all the time. With this knowledge come new …

Wellness

A Brief History of Michael Cohen's Criminal Ties

From the Russian mob to money launderers, Trump's personal attorney has long been a subject of interest to federal investigators<p><i>Copyright © Seth</i> …

Donald Trump

Behind James Comey’s ‘A Higher Loyalty’

I<p>The first time I had lunch with James Comey at the FBI, it was still early in his tenure as director. We walked from his office to the bureau’s …

Why New York City Stopped Building Subways

Nearly 80 years ago, a construction standstill derailed the subway’s progress, leading to its present crisis. This is the story, decade by decade.<p>In the first decades of the 20th century, New York City experienced an unprecedented infrastructure boom. Iconic bridges, opulent railway terminals, and …

Urban Design

Robert Mueller’s brilliant strategy for outmaneuvering Trump pardons.

<i>A version of this piece was</i> <i>originally published</i> <i>on</i> <i>Shugerblog</i><i>.</i><p>Some have wondered: Why is special counsel Robert Mueller bringing so few charges against …

Michael Cohen and the End Stage of the Trump Presidency

On May 1, 2003, the day President George W. Bush landed on the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln in front of the massive “Mission Accomplished” sign, I was in Baghdad performing what had become a daily ritual. I went to a gate on the side of the Republican Palace, in the Green Zone, where an American soldier …

David Lappartient sets UCI and cycling on a new course

Recently elected UCI president David Lappartient brings political cunning and diplomatic prowess to usher cycling into new era.Read the full article …

Cycling

Donald Trump Takes Out Paul Ryan, and ‘It’s Going to Be a Civil War’

Everything Trump touches dies, and the speaker’s legacy is no exception.<p>The news that Paul Ryan is retiring from Congress was received by grim-faced …