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End of the American dream? The dark history of 'America first'

When he promised to put America first in his inaugural speech, Donald Trump drew on a slogan with a long and sinister history – a sign of what was to follow in his presidency<p>“Sadly, the American dream is dead,” Donald Trump proclaimed when he announced his candidacy for president of the United …

Political Science

The Comey Memos Won't Derail the Mueller Probe

The release of the documents seems unlikely to harm the current stage of the investigation, but if Congress keeps tipping the special counsel’s hand, that could change.<p>The release of former FBI Director James Comey’s memos detailing his early interactions with Donald Trump are unlikely to harm …

Donald Trump

11 Posh Places for Afternoon Tea in NYC

Few things are more satisfyingly decadent than afternoon tea on a weekday or a Sunday spent leisurely with friends. The decadent three-tier affair, involving savories, scones, sweets, and lots of tea, is serious business in New York City, with a huge range of options. Some hotels have giant tea …

Tea

Poll shows Democrats have midterm intensity advantage, but no 'knockout' yet

Republicans are behind, but still have a chance of keeping the House, says a GOP pollster.<p>WASHINGTON — An advantage in intensity — against President Donald Trump and for voting in November — is fueling Democrats ahead of the midterm elections that take place more than six months from now, according …

Republicans

Comey Comments 'Will Shock the President'

Former FBI Director James Comey will be interviewed on ABC News tonight at 10 p.m. ET.<p>Mike Allen: “Sources familiar with the Comey interview say ABC …

Donald Trump

The San Francisco Housing Market Is So Dire That People Are Leaving In Droves — Here’s Where They’re Headed

People are leaving San Francisco because the rent, as they say, is too damn high.<p>The San Francisco Bay Area is on the brink of an exodus as a low …

Silicon Valley

Zaha Hadid’s only private residence is finally complete

A master suite tower appears to float above the tree canopy<p>Capital Hill Residence, the only private home by the late Zaha Hadid, is finally complete. Designed for international real estate developer Vladislav Doronin, who is the chairman and CEO of OKO Group as well as of luxury hotel group Aman …

Architecture

Why the dogs of the Navy SEALs are a force to be reckoned with

Special Operations Forces canines are overwhelmingly chosen from one breed, the Belgian Malinois. Only 1% of candidate dogs make the cut for training.<p>…

Pets

Your Coachella Money Is Going to a Right-Wing Billionaire Who Funded Anti-LGBT and Anti-Marijuana Causes

Think twice before donning that flower crown.<p>This weekend, hordes of music lovers and teepee enthusiasts will descend on Indio, California, for the …

Southern Poverty Law Center

Fit over 40: midlife fitness and nutrition tips from Matt Roberts

At the age of 44, Matt Roberts is in the same shape as the day he turned 20: the same body fat, same weight, same size clothes.<p>If you’ve resigned yourself to the inevitability of midlife spread, you need look no further for fitness inspiration than his sculpted abdominals. The ­personal trainer who …

Fitness

Trump administration abandons crackdown on legal marijuana

The Trump administration is abandoning a Justice Department threat to crack down on recreational marijuana in states where it is legal, a move that could enable cannabis businesses in California and other states that have legalized pot to operate without fear of federal raids and …

Cannabis

A Dutch 'boy genius' said he could get the ocean to clean itself. Turns out, he's right.

<b>In 2012 — when he was just 18 — Dutch inventor and entrepreneur Boyan Slat gave his first TEDx Talk about cleaning up the ocean .</b><p>In his talk, he laid …

Pollution

A midtown restaurant is being decked out with hundreds of cherry blossoms

Actually, this is pretty fabulous. In celebration of the burgeoning Sakura Matsumori Cherry Blossom season and the beloved tradition of flower …

Japan

Robert Mueller: 300,000 vow to march if Trump fires special counsel

More than 800 ‘emergency’ rallies around the country prepared Protests also triggered if Trump replaces deputy attorney general<p>More than 300,000 people have pledged to attend “rapid response” protests across the US, should Donald Trump fire special counsel Robert Mueller.<p>The activist website MoveOn …

Donald Trump

All the free museums days in NYC you should know about

In many major cities around the world, museums are government funded, which means entry is free. Alas, this is not the case with New York City’s …

Museums

Why Trump Is Panicking

The raids on his attorney’s files are extremely dangerous for the president.<p>“Attorney-client privilege is dead,” according to President Donald Trump, who unleashed an angry Twitter tirade this week in response to search warrants executed at the office, home and hotel room of his personal attorney, …

Corruption

How to delete yourself from the Internet

Data breaches. Identity theft. Bank fraud. Every week, we read a fearsome new headline about cybercrime. Reputable services fall victim to anonymous hackers. Ransomware holds random computer user’s files hostage. And what about those websites that track your every move, targeting you with …

Information Systems

How Your Dog Walker Might Be Undoing Your Training

Have you ever felt like you’re doing everything right in training your dog, but he’s not progressing? Sometimes, no matter how good we are at …

Pets

Republicans Seize on Impeachment for Edge in 2018 Midterms

WASHINGTON — As Republican leaders scramble to stave off a Democratic wave or at least mitigate their party’s losses in November, a strategy is emerging on the right for how to energize conservatives and drive a wedge between the anti-Trump left and moderate voters: warn that Democrats will …

Republicans

Some seriously awesome events are happening on Governors Island this year

Come May 1, you’re going to want to spend all your free time on Governors Island. New York’s car-free oasis in Upper New York Bay is giant playground …

New York City

Inside NYC’s first dog-friendly café

On a recent Monday afternoon, I walked in on some frisky action at the café Boris & Horton. “I have to leash Horton now because he’s breaking the …

New Jersey

Henry and Baloo: Dog and cat travel companions gain cult following

<b>Best friends Henry and Baloo have a lot in common - they have both been rescued and now enjoy long walks in the great outdoors. What makes them special to their many fans is that they are a dog and cat travelling duo.</b><p>Their unlikely friendship and hiking trips around the beautiful mountainous …

Pets

Thousands Of Dog Owners Swear By These 38 Genius Products On Amazon

The world is full of cool dog toys and handy canine accessories — but some of them are simply better than others. One of the best places to consult …

Pets

Elon Musk Urges People to Watch Chris Paine's A.I. Movie While It's Free

"Do You Trust This Computer?" is now available to stream.<p>Elon Musk is concerned about the future of humanity. The tech entrepreneur shared a link …

Tesla

Trump Is Going To Hate This Trade Data

It was just reported that China’s exports to the U.S. soared year-over-year in the first two months of the year while U.S. exports to China were essentially flat year-over-year , down from an upper-teens growth rate for most of 2017.<p><i>Source: U.S. Census Bureau</i><p>Economists can debate the various …

Economy

Ben Jerry's is giving away free cones next week

Is there anything more irresistible than a scoop of your favorite ice cream flavor? Well, a <i>free</i> cone with your beloved New York Super Fudge Chunk …

Ice Cream

20 reasons not to move away from NYC even though it feels like everyone else is

You hear it again and again. (Mainly from the <i>New York Post</i>, but still.)<p>NYC has become so expensive, and the weather’s so unappealing, that people are …

Art Deco

A Tiny Move from Mueller Has Trump in a Tricky Legal Spot

The special counsel tells the president's lawyers that he is a "subject," but not a "target," of the investigation. For now.<p>The funniest running subplot to Robert Mueller's investigation is that everything the special counsel does, no matter how monumental or mundane or exculpatory or damning it …

Donald Trump

What Manafort (and Trump) Realize About the Rosenstein Memo

And why Robert Mueller, himself, probably isn’t too happy about its release<p>A newly revealed memo from Acting Attorney General Rod Rosenstein raises …

Donald Trump

Paul Manafort’s New Legal Nightmare Is Even Worse News for Trump

The existence of the Rosenstein Memo blows a hole in Manafort’s defense—and sheds new light on the collusion question.<p>The procedural defense put forward by <b>Paul Manafort,</b> the former Trump campaign manager facing down <b>Robert Mueller,</b> may be fatally flawed. Lawyers for Manafort, who has pleaded not …

Paul Manafort