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At 243 Pounds, Trump Tips the Scale Into Obesity - The New York Times
WASHINGTON — Despite telling his doctor that he would like to lose 10 to 15 pounds, President Trump gained weight over the past year and is now officially obese. The president was weighed last week as part of his annual physical, and is now at 243 p…
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Trump's Skin Is Just That Color from 'Good Genes,’ Says White House - VICE
There are many strange and compelling mysteries surrounding Donald Trump's appearance. via Pocket
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12 days ago by evansthompson
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In an administration overstuffed with bizarre moments and unusual events, Monday night’s celebration of the Clemson University Tigers at the White House nonetheless made a mark. via Pocket
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4 weeks ago by evansthompson
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“We apologize, but due to the lapse in federal funding we are unable to take your call. Once funding has been restored, our operations will resume. Please call back at that time.” Is there a better distillation of the Trump administration after year…
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7 weeks ago by evansthompson
Top Amazon boss privately advised US government on web portal worth billions to tech firm | Technology | The Guardian
A top Amazon executive privately advised the Trump administration on the launch of a new internet portal that is expected to generate billions of dollars for the technology company and give it a dominant role in how the US government buys everything…
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7 weeks ago by evansthompson
Ivanka Trump used personal email account for government business | US news | The Guardian
Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka used a personal email account for government business, a spokesman has confirmed, reportedly sending hundreds of emails from the account. The revelation in the Washington Post on Monday prompted immediate accusations o…
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10 weeks ago by evansthompson
The Problem With 'When They Go Low, We Go High' - The Atlantic
The movie Mudbound helped me train for a half marathon last year. I watched it on a treadmill and it made me so angry that I didn’t even think about the tightness in my shins and hamstrings; it distracted me from the grueling workout. via Pocket
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10 weeks ago by evansthompson
White House admits Trump climate policies will cost Americans $500 billion a year – ThinkProgress
The 1,000-page climate report released by the White House Friday quantifies the staggering cost of President Trump’s climate science denial. via Pocket
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10 weeks ago by evansthompson
Chief Justice Roberts delivers an unexpected message to Trump | MSNBC
On the heels of the midterm elections, the Trump administration claimed vast new powers to block asylum seekers, effectively trying to rewrite asylum law from a presidential directive. Legal experts expected the policy to run into trouble in the cou…
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12 weeks ago by evansthompson
White House Issues New ‘Decorum’ Rules, And Journalists Aren’t Happy With Them
Following the restoration of CNN’s Chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta’s press credentials, the White House has released new rules related to decorum for journalists to follow. via Pocket
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12 weeks ago by evansthompson
The chances of seeing Donald Trump's tax returns just went WAY up - CNNPolitics
When Democrats take control of the House in early 2019, one of the first things they are likely to go after is President Donald Trump's tax returns. Rep. via Pocket
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november 2018 by evansthompson
Trump's threat about a wine war with France puzzles the French | US news | The Guardian
A tweet by Donald Trump attacking the French president, Emmanuel Macron, and threatening a wine war with France, has left a sour taste in Paris. via Pocket
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november 2018 by evansthompson
French President Emmanuel Macron just delivered the perfect dignified response to Trump's petty Twitter taunts | Alternet
French President Emmanuel Macron has decided to take the high road as President Donald Trump lashes out in anger. After Macron delivered a speech decrying nationalism — viewed universally as a direct rebuke to Trump — the American president made his…
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november 2018 by evansthompson
Trump tariffs are increasing the cost of building vehicles in the US: Global Automakers CEO | Fox Business
Global Automakers CEO John Bozzella discusses why he is concerned about President Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs and the potential U.S. national security tariffs on automotive imports. via Pocket
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november 2018 by evansthompson
Please enjoy a photo of Emmanuel Macron crushing Donald Trump's hand
French president Emmanuel Macron added another chapter to his ongoing handshake journey with Donald Trump on Saturday. It all started in May 2017, the first time the two leaders met. via Pocket
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november 2018 by evansthompson
Nigerian Army Uses Trump’s Words to Justify Fatal Shooting of Rock-Throwing Protesters - The New York Times
DAKAR, Senegal — The Nigerian Army, part of a military criticized for rampant human rights abuses, on Friday used the words of President Trump to justify its fatal shootings of rock-throwing protesters. via Pocket
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november 2018 by evansthompson
Some Presidential Lies Are Impeachable Offenses - The Atlantic
President Trump is a committed liar, as even his most dependable supporters openly concede. The Washington Post columnist and former George W. via Pocket
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october 2018 by evansthompson
'Lyin' Ted' Cruz is now 'Beautiful Ted': how a change of nickname reveals Trump's midterm fears | US news | The Guardian
Ted Cruz was “a little bit of a maniac”, “a totally unstable individual” and “Lyin’ Ted”. Donald Trump was a “braggadocious arrogant buffoon”, “a snivelling coward” and a “pathological liar”. via Pocket
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october 2018 by evansthompson
Trump just appointed himself the White House's top AI adviser
The White House last week proudly announced the formation of a committee to advise the president and Federal government on AI. It’s a shame that it’s a total sham. Sure, the US is forming the committee, that part’s real. via Pocket
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october 2018 by evansthompson
Trump begs big tech for free labor to avoid federal hirings
The White House wants the nation’s big tech companies to make it easier for employees to do a civic “tour of duty” with the government. Another way of putting it: the President needs to bring in temps now that his plan to cheat Federal workers out o…
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october 2018 by evansthompson
Midterms looked horrible for GOP. Then Kavanaugh happened (Opinion) - CNN
Jack Kingston, a CNN political commentator, is a Republican from Georgia who served in Congress from 1993 to 2015. He has been a senior adviser to Donald Trump's campaign since 2016 and is a lobbyist in Washington. The views expressed in this commen…
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october 2018 by evansthompson
Kavanaugh impeachment? How it might work if Democrats take the House. - The Washington Post
Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court has been confirmed. So what comes next? via Pocket
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october 2018 by evansthompson
Grassley says he would not allow Supreme Court vacancy to be filled in 2020 - The Washington Post
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) said Tuesday that he would not allow a Supreme Court vacancy to be filled in 2020, a position that puts him at odds with the Senate’s top Republican on an issue that has inflamed parti…
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october 2018 by evansthompson
Video Of Trump Boarding Air Force One With Toilet Paper Apparently On His Shoe Is Something Else
In a week consumed by a fraught Supreme Court confirmation battle, you could probably use a little levity. To that end, on Thursday, a video of Trump boarding Air Force One with toilet paper apparently stuck to his shoe surfaced. And it's everything…
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october 2018 by evansthompson
Brett Kavanaugh FBI report: Everything we know about the investigation and confirmation vote.
In the early hours of Thursday morning, the Senate announced that the FBI had concluded its background investigation into sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh and that it had received the results. The White House has made up its mind a…
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october 2018 by evansthompson
Kavanaugh is lying. His upbringing explains why. - The Washington Post
By Shamus Khan Shamus Khan Bio Follow Shamus Khan, the chair of the sociology department at Columbia University, is the author of “Privilege: The Making of an Adolescent Elite at St. Paul’s School.” September 28 Brett Kavanaugh is not telling the wh…
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october 2018 by evansthompson
Conway: ‘I’m a victim of sexual assault’ - POLITICO
White House adviser Kellyanne Conway startled CNN host Jake Tapper on Sunday by saying she herself was a victim of sexual assault. "I don’t expect Judge Kavanaugh or Jake Tapper or Jeff Flake or anybody to be held responsible for that. via Pocket
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october 2018 by evansthompson
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By the numbers: After the hearings, 51% of people said they are less likely re-elect their senators. And people found Dr. Christine Blasey Ford more believable (50%) and credible (48%) than Kavanaugh (44% for both. via Pocket
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october 2018 by evansthompson
Canada agrees to join trade accord with U.S. and Mexico, sending new NAFTA deal to Congress  - The Washington Post
Canada agreed late Sunday to join the trade deal that the United States and Mexico reached last month, meeting negotiators’ self-imposed midnight deadline designed to allow the current Mexican president to sign the accord on his final day in office …
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october 2018 by evansthompson
Michael Cohen Releases Tape of Trump Discussing Hush Money for Playboy Model - The New York Times
WASHINGTON — President Trump’s former personal lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, escalated his dispute with the president on Tuesday by releasing a secret recording of a conversation in which Mr. via Pocket
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august 2018 by evansthompson
Putin’s Soccer Ball for Trump Had Transmitter Chip, Logo Indicates - Bloomberg
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s gift of a soccer ball to U.S. President Donald Trump last week set off a chorus of warnings -- some of them only half in jest -- that the World Cup souvenir could be bugged. via Pocket
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august 2018 by evansthompson
Michael Cohen Secretly Recorded Trump Discussing Payoff to Playboy Model - Towleroad Gay News
Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen secretly recorded at least one conversation with Donald Trump two months before the election in which he discussed payoffs to Stormy Daniels with the then candidate. The recording was swept up as part of the FBI rai…
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august 2018 by evansthompson
Trump slowly starts to realize his North Korea gambit is failing | MSNBC
Publicly, Donald Trump pretends his policy toward North Korea is a historic success. The Republican president has assured the American public that he’s “solved” the problem posed by the rogue nuclear state, to the point that North Korea is no longer…
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august 2018 by evansthompson
Trump's adult sons are costing taxpayers a fortune as they gallivant around the world doing private business deals
Eric and Donald Trump Jr. cost taxpayers $250 000 in one month of travel last year in Dubai. The information was gathered by the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) using Secret Service documents that the Freedom of Informati…
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july 2018 by evansthompson
Trump Weighs Stripping Security Clearances From Officials Who Criticized Him - The New York Times
WASHINGTON — President Trump threatened on Monday to strip the security clearances of top former officials who criticized his refusal to confront Russia over its election interference, signaling a willingness to use the powers of the presidency to r…
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july 2018 by evansthompson
Secret Service agent traveling with Trump dies in Scotland
Since President Trump took office, the secret service has spent almost $150,000 on golf cart rentals. Josh King has the story (@abridgetoland). Buzz60 Trump arrived in Scotland Friday evening to massive crowds of protesters. via Pocket
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july 2018 by evansthompson
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