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Trump-Russia investigators probe Jared Kushner-run digital operation

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19 mentions2 weeks ago
Investigators at the House and Senate Intelligence committees and the Justice Department are examining whether the Trump campaign’s digital operation – overseen by Jared Kushner – helped guide Russia’s sophisticated ...

Skinny repeal: the last-ditch idea to save the Senate health care bill, explained

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Sources suggest that Senate Republicans are weighing a last-ditch idea to pass some kind of health care bill in the coming days: a narrowly focused Obamacare repeal bill, perhaps one ...

Even the intellectual left is drawn to conspiracy theories about the right. Resist them.

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4 mentions2 weeks ago
It’s always hard in politics for people to take their opponents’ views seriously, but it has become ever harder in Trump’s America. People are more engaged with politics, but only ...

What It’s Like to Get Laid Off at the Carrier Plant Trump Said He’d Save

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On February 10, 2016, the Carrier Corporation, an H.V.A.C. company founded in 1915, announced that it would be closing plants in Indianapolis and Huntington, Indiana, and moving to Monterrey, Mexico.

When Will the Planet Be Too Hot For Humans? Much, Much Sooner Than You Imagine.

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Peering beyond scientific reticence. It is, I promise, worse than you think. If your anxiety about global warming is dominated by fears of sea-level rise, you are barely scratching the ...

Why Even Diverse Neighborhoods Remain Segregated by Race

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Growing up, I never knew that my neighborhood was profoundly unusual. My parents and I are white, but many of our neighbors were black. If you zoomed out to the ...

Vice has raised $450M ahead of a potential IPO

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Vice Media has raised $450M in new funding from private-equity firm TPG, with a deal valuing the media company around $5.7 billion post-money. Shane Smith, co-founder and CEO of Vice ...

Santa Monica's 'grand bargain' on growth and housing: A model for other cities?

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Like many cities in Southern California, Santa Monica is split between two entrenched camps when it comes to the politics of growth, housing and development. Here’s how Rick Cole, Santa ...

If John McCain were uninsured, his surgery could have cost $76,000

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The fate of the GOP’s health reform plan right now hinges on Sen. John McCain’s recovery from a blood clot surgery. It’s also the perfect reminder of just how critical ...

Trump’s Son Met With Russian Lawyer After Being Promised Damaging Information on Clinton

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And while President Trump has been dogged by revelations of undisclosed meetings between his associates and the Russians, the episode at Trump Tower is the first such confirmed private meeting ...

U.S. Lawmakers Seek to Criminally Outlaw Support for Boycott Campaign Against Israel

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The criminalization of political speech and activism against Israel has become one of the gravest threats to free speech in the west. In France, activists have been arrested and prosecuted ...

A new interview reveals Trump’s ignorance to be surprisingly wide-ranging

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Nobody knows everything, and certainly nobody who’s ever sat in the Oval Office has entered with a complete mastery of all the varied issues that land on the desk of ...

Is He A Neoliberal Sellout Or Just Cheating On You?

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Your perfect boyfriend is suddenly acting strange, coming home late, and taking more trips out of town. Your gut tells you that something is up but before you accuse your ...

Trump Lawyer Marc Kasowitz Threatens Stranger in Emails: ‘Watch Your Back , Bitch’

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Marc Kasowitz, President Trump’s personal attorney on the Russia case, threatened a stranger in a string of profanity-laden emails Wednesday night. The man, a retired public relations professional in the ...