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Trump Is Right: Someone Is Out to Get Him

President Donald Trump, “who has never been convinced that his aides have his best interests at heart, has felt increasingly aggrieved” in recent months. We have that word from two reporters for the New York Times, Maggie Haberman and Katie Rogers, and it fits with what we have seen from him in …

Donald Trump

As He Lay Dying

Steve Jobs had outlasted an initial death sentence — three to six months to live, the doctors had said — when he told Stanford graduates that the threat of an early demise was perhaps the most liberating thing that ever happened to him.<p>I was thinking of Jobs, who died seven years after a diagnosis …

This Map Shows How Long $1 Million in Retirement Savings Will Last In Every State

The differences are startling.<p>Location, location, location. It’s the battle hymn for buying real estate and – it turns out – a huge factor for …

It’s No Wonder Iranians Hate America

“Everyone wants to go to Baghdad. Real men want to go to Tehran.” So a senior British official was quoted as saying to Newsweek in 2002, witnessing the competitive bellicosity in the Bush administration’s run-up to the war in Iraq.<p>This week President Donald Trump asserted his claim to be a real man …

Middle East

How Michelle Wolf Blasted Open the Fictions of Journalism in the Age of Trump

On Saturday, the comedian Michelle Wolf, performing at the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, delivered the most consequential monologue so far of the Donald Trump era. Some of the attendees claimed to have walked out of the dinner in protest during the performance; others, like …

Donald Trump

A very false narrative: Apple Watch and the future of wearables

It's hard to escape the media pronouncements that iPhones are now boring again after Samsung unveiled its latest Galaxy S8, Apple's Mac business is …

RIP U.S. Senate, 1789-2017

This week has taught us Washington really is as broken and hopeless as we feared.<p>This is the week when we will discover if Washington really is as broken and hopeless as President Donald Trump and his supporters long have claimed it is. Looks like the answer is yes.<p>If an affable and well-qualified …

Ted Kennedy

The Trade Deficit Matters, But Not How You Think

With the Trump Administration underway, international trade is a hot topic and public opinion is more against free trade than ever. There are some legitimate arguments on both sides of the free trade/globalization debate. Yet, while there are some aspects of this debate where there is room for …

Jack Ma: America has wasted its wealth

Jack Ma, one of China’s most successful and richest entrepreneurs, has responded to America’s growing globalization backlash, arguing that the …

Walker's Wisconsin tuition plan shuffles political alliances

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to cut tuition at the University of Wisconsin and use taxpayer funds to pay for it is …

Trump’s tribe: any colour as long as it’s white | Rula Jebreal

Faced with a growing Latino population, the president-elect is doing everything in his power to ensure the continued dominance of white America<p>I moved to the United States in 2009, shortly after Barack Obama became its first African-American president. I had just left Italy after the third election …

Breitbart News

My Thoughts on the MSM Getting President Trump Elected and Then Some

Peter Thiel was right when he said that Trump supporters take him seriously, but not literally.When it comes to reporting the news, a presidential …

Angela Merkel expected to announce she will stand for re-election

German chancellor ends months of speculation with announcement that she intends to seek re-election<p>Angela Merkel has announced she will run for a fourth term as German chancellor in a crucial national election next September, insisting the decision had not been easy to make because of the complex …

How the Left Created Trump

Nov. 8 represented an explosion of anger on the right at years of smugness and disdain by liberals.<p>Well before Donald Trump declared he was running—to the amusement of the liberal media and Washington establishment, who didn’t stop laughing until Nov. 8—and long before Hillary Clinton dismissed …

Democratic Party

This startup is making real meatballs in a lab without killing a single animal

The promise of lab-grown meat – made from pieces of lab-grown muscle tissue instead of living animals – has dangled in front of us for decades. Now …

Nate Silver rages at Huffington Post editor in 14-part tweetstorm

It began with “This article is so fucking idiotic and irresponsible,” and got only somewhat more polite from there.<p>Nate Silver unloaded Saturday on the Huffington Post’s Ryan Grim, who accused the polling guru and founder of the prediction website fivethirtyeight.com of “changing the results of …

'He appears not to understand basic military activities': Experts blast Trump for his comments on Mosul operation

But respected military experts are not quite in agreement with his analysis. In fact, some argue the Republican presidential nominee's comments betray his lack of knowledge about military strategy.<p>Gen. John Allen, a retired four-star Marine general and former special envoy to the US-led anti-ISIS …

Donald Trump

The FBI director had a choice in the new Clinton email probe: Follow custom, or go public

Ever since federal agents concluded this summer that they had no case against Hillary Clinton over mishandling classified information, FBI Director James B. Comey has been in a bind.<p>He could either take the traditional approach of keeping mum or publicly explain his reasoning. A man unafraid of the …

Government

Election Update: Four Ways Forward For Clinton After The FBI News

<i>Want these election updates emailed to you right when they’re published? Sign up</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>I’ve heard from people who wonder whether Friday’s news – that …

Democrats declare open season on Jim Comey

Hillary Clinton and her top aides and allies are pulling no more punches against the FBI director.<p>Hillary Clinton and her aides and allies forcefully criticized FBI Director James Comey on Saturday, demanding that he release more information about the bureau’s discovery of Clinton-related emails …

2020: Rematch of Trump vs. Clinton?

It could happen, Newt Gingrich tells POLITICO in a new interview.<p>What if it isn’t over?<p>Newt Gingrich, one of Donald Trump’s closest confidants and most visible boosters, on Friday raised the novel possibility of a Trump-Clinton rematch in 2020 — a spooky Halloween-weekend notion for the many voters …

British polling experts who didn’t see Brexit coming on why the US should be prepared for a similar upset

While the latest twist in Hillary Clinton’s email controversy may have shaken her support base, Democratic voters have been feeling rather confident of late. But lessons from the other side of the pond suggest that polls are no reason for complacency. Pollsters in the UK who were surprised by the …

Elections

A look at FBI chief Comey's decisions in Clinton email case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI's announcement that it recently came upon new emails possibly pertinent to the Hillary Clinton email investigation raised …

Government

Hillary Clinton demands FBI give details on latest email inquiry 'immediately'

Democratic candidate says sudden announcement with no explanation is ‘not good enough’ after FBI director notifies Congress of ‘pertinent’ discovery<p>Hillary Clinton called on the FBI to “immediately” explain its review of a new batch of emails the agency said appeared to be pertinent to the previous …

Both sides want the FBI to come clean with more information about Hillary Clinton's emails — for wildly different reasons

The shocking revelation led to a wave of panic on the left and a chorus of cheers on the right. But both sides wanted extended information released to either quench those fears or back up their assertions.<p>It was perhaps the most politically consequential letter Comey could have issued. With just 11 …

Government

Clinton: Americans deserve ‘full and complete facts immediately’ regarding new email probe

DES MOINES, Iowa — Hillary Clinton criticized FBI Director James Comey on Friday for failing to disclose additional information about the nature of a new inquiry into her private email server.<p>“We are 11 days out from perhaps the most important national election of our lifetimes,” Clinton said at a …

Government

Clinton demands the FBI release 'full and complete facts' in email review

Hillary Clinton on Friday demanded that the FBI release the "full and complete facts" of its review of newly discovered emails related to her private server, calling it “imperative” that the bureau do so.<p>"We are 11 days out from perhaps the most important national election of our lifetimes. Voting …

Comey's disclosure shocks former prosecutors

FBI director's announcement of new evidence in the Clinton probe compounds criticism of his earlier willingness to discuss the case.<p>James Comey's surprise announcement that investigators are examining new evidence in the probe of Hillary Clinton's email server put the FBI director back under a …