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'Why no action?': Trump slams Obama administration for its handling of Russia's election meddling

President Donald Trump unleashed a tweetstorm on Saturday once again slamming former president Barack Obama for his apparent inaction when he learned Russia was meddling in the 2016 US election.<p>"Since the Obama Administration was told way before the 2016 Election that the Russians were meddling, …

World Leaders

What Makes Trumpcare So Dangerous for Kids

By slashing support for children’s immunizations, the only thing the White House would make great again are the diseases that used to kill millions of kids.<p>The Trump White House is on the verge of delivering a one-two punch to one of the most important health care programs in the United States: …

Public Health

Emulating Germany’s Apprenticeship System Won’t Make America Great Again

We should not delude ourselves into thinking that Trump’s apprenticeship expansion will substitute for our failing K-12 schooling system.<p>When U.S. President Donald Trump announced that he would expand the federal program on apprenticeships, interest in the job training plan picked up considerable …

Education

Obama’s Response to Russian Hacking: Limited, Cautious, and Frustrated

Despite knowledge of election interference efforts directed from the highest levels of the Russian government, the Obama administration responded in …

Russia

CIA Chief Says Intelligence Leaks Increasing Due to 'Leaker' Worship

(WASHINGTON) — CIA Director Mike Pompeo says he thinks disclosure of America's secret intelligence is on the rise, fueled partly by the "worship" of …

National Security Agency (NSA)

US mayors conference to commit to Paris agreement even if Trump doesn't

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says national policy on climate change will emerge from U.S. cities now that President Donald Trump has withdrawn the country from the Paris climate accords.<p>Landrieu will become president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors this weekend in …

Climate

Getting deported was the best thing that ever happened to me

If you ask Orlando Lopez, getting deported was the best thing that ever happened to him.<p>His parents had brought him to the United States when he was just three years old, hoping to offer him a better life. But by the time he was a teenager, Lopez's future was looking bleak.<p>Lopez recalls that he was …

Mexico

Yemen to probe alleged interrogation abuses by UAE, US

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's internationally-recognized government on Saturday ordered the creation of a committee to investigate allegations of human rights violations, following reports that U.S. military interrogators worked with forces from the United Arab Emirates who are accused of torturing …

Middle East

Trump approves $2B sale of drones to India ahead of meeting

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration has authorized the sale of unarmed surveillance drones to India, the manufacturer said Friday, as the two nations' leaders prepare for their first face-to-face meeting.<p>India initiated its request to buy 22 Guardian MQ-9B unmanned aircraft for maritime …

Business

The Kremlin's Election Meddling Is Paying Off

The president’s policies in office have aligned almost perfectly with Vladimir Putin’s goals.<p>Fifty-four years ago this month, former President John F. Kennedy delivered the “Strategy of Peace,” a powerful address that captured America’s indispensable leadership at the height of the Cold War. …

Russia

Trump and China: The honeymoon is over

Is President Trump’s surprisingly friendly start in relations with China coming to an end? Relations with Beijing appear destined for rocky times unless China begins to modify some of its long-standing policies.<p>On North Korea, over the past week, the Trump administration has put China on notice …

China

Are We in a Syrian Missile Crisis?

President Trump's Syrian policy – or lack of a clear Syrian policy – is risking a catastrophic open conflict with Russia<p>On Sunday, a U.S. F/A-18E …

Syria

U.S. secure first win of America's Cup, trail New Zealand 4-1

HAMILTON, Bermuda (Reuters) - Defending champions Oracle Team USA clawed their way back into the America's Cup on Saturday with a much-needed win over Emirates Team New Zealand to reduce their deficit to 4-1 in the first-to-seven final.<p>The U.S. victory in the second race of the day gave the team …

Rugby Union

China, U.S. agree on aim of 'complete, irreversible' Korean denuclearization

BEIJING (Reuters) - China and the United States agreed that efforts to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula should be "complete, verifiable and irreversible", Chinese state media said on Saturday, reporting the results of high level talks in Washington this week.<p>"Both sides reaffirm that they will …

North Korea

Retirement Strategy: Another Place I Am Stashing Some Cash

I have been on a mission to make more money on my reserve cash in my own portfolio.<p>This is the cash I use for emergencies which thankfully I have not …

Investing

Here's what to expect from the bond market for the rest of the year

The bond market continues to confound the experts. Each year since the end of the recession in 2009, consensus expectations have called for higher bond yields and the death of the 35-year bond bull market. Yet 10-year Treasury yields are now nearly 200 basis points lower than in 2010. Initially it …

Charles Schwab

New poll shows majority of Americans are unaware Trumpcare slashes Medicaid

Just 38 percent of people polled knew the Republican health care bill makes major cuts to Medicaid.<p>As Senate Republicans aim to force a vote on their …

Health Care

How Appliances Catch Fire

A Hotpoint refrigerator is the suspected cause of what the <i>New York Times</i> is calling Britain's deadliest fire in a century, the Grenfell Tower fire in …

Home

Week 5: Out With Collusion, In With Intrusion

The Friday Cover<p>The Friday Cover is POLITICO Magazine's email of the week's best, delivered to your inbox every Friday morning.<p>Putin muscles his way back into the narrative, elbowing aside Trump as auteur of the scandal.<p>In a heavily cited column this week, the <i>New York Times</i>' David Brooks yawned …

Michael Flynn

The Gulf's Demands on Qatar Look Designed to Be Rejected

As Washington loses patience with the Gulf crisis, the Saudi-led campaign resorts to extreme measures.<p>Now, Qatar has a list.<p>On Thursday evening, news reports surfaced of 13 demands from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and four other nations that, if fulfilled by Doha, will …

Middle East

How do you make refugees feel more welcome in your community? Invite them to dinner

Refugees Welcome offers the tools and tips to make it happen.<p>There are refugees living among you, even if you haven't met them. They have fled their …

Lifestyle

Outsiders, transplants offer conflicting initial reactions about NWI

Amy Oppelt didn't intend to react with such unfiltered honesty when she first saw the smokestack skyline along our Lake Michigan shoreline.<p>"Oh my!" she gasped before politely commenting on our Great Lake.<p>She viewed an aerial glimpse of steel mills, oil refineries and belching pollution while …

Indiana

Best Bond ETFs for 2017 and Beyond

Here are five ETFs that can help you get bond exposure in your portfolio.<p>Bonds should be a part of any well-rounded investment portfolio, no matter …

Investing

Even moderate drinking causes atrophy in brain area related to memory, learning

The question<p>Popular belief, backed up by various studies, holds that a moderate amount of alcohol can be good for your heart. Might it have a similar effect on your brain?<p>This study<p>The study tracked 550 adults for 30 years, starting when they were, on average, 43 years old, periodically assessing …

Alcohol

CIA held secret talk with Syria in bid to free US journalist, report says

WASHINGTON – The CIA's director held a secret negotiation with Syria's intelligence chief earlier this year as part of an effort to free an American journalist taken hostage in the Arab country five years ago, The New York Times reported Friday.<p>The phone conversation between CIA boss Mike Pompeo …

Syria

Oil's drop could leave a stain on earnings

| NEW YORK<p>Heading into second-quarter earnings season, investors are looking for a continuation of strong U.S. company results to justify high stock valuations, now trading near their loftiest levels since 2004.<p>However, drilling a hole into that hopeful scenario is the current bear market in oil …

Oil

Trump acknowledges Russian meddling in tweet

Obama "knew far in advance of November 8th about election meddling by Russia," the president said

World Leaders

China IT's Continuing Snowden-NSA Windfall

China for decades was a cozy world for techies with a U.S. education, ethnic Chinese roots, and an interest in coming to the mainland to work, especially for a multinational company. Joe Chang knows: He once lived that life.<p>“I was at Cisco and Microsoft (in China), and the game we played was that …

News (U.S.)

Softbank says its $50 billion will reach entrepreneurs from Kansas to Kentucky

It’s a bold vision: 50,000 new American jobs to be created by a series of investments from Softbank Capital. And with the investments coming from a $100 billion fund, that jobs number feels like a sure thing. What’s not certain, however, is where those jobs will be located.<p>“We don’t mind where the …

Silicon Valley

Comey testimony forces investigation into collusion — between Clinton and Obama’s DOJ

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) released a letter indicating that former Attorney General Loretta Lynch is under investigation for suspicion that she might have interfered with an FBI investigation.<p>The letter was released Friday and was signed by other members of the …

Government