Hillary Clinton Unveils Her Next Venture, Onward Together. Its Reception Is Tepid.

May 23, 2017

… growth after president Trumps election. Clinton wrote in her email: "I believe more fiercely than ever that citizen engagement at every level is central to a strong and vibrant democracy." The internet response to Clintons news was lukewarm. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsWP Scope Special Covert Store Content WP Link Shield DIAMOND WP Link Shield – The only cloaker to protect you from commission lossesTraffic Fusion Commercial (down) …

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Trump Flees D.C. Witch Hunt for World Tour

May 22, 2017

PARISThe trip was planned long before the rapid-fire revelations of the last week that have Washington talking about impeachment and reminiscing endlessly about the good-old bad-old days of Watergate. But, as with so much in the Trump administration, the optic is terrible. Just as president Donald Trump sets off to visit the Middle East and Europe on what was supposed to be a triumphant foreign tour, well, one cant help but note the parallels with Richard Nixons trip to the Middle East and …

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More die in bathtubs than in terrorism. It’s still worth spending billions to fight it

May 22, 2017

… It’s partly the randomness. It’s partly the viciousness. It’s partly the media attention that makes all of us relive each attack over and over. But whatever the reasons, people simply fixate on, and in turn react to, terrorism to a degree unmatched by other violence. Join us on Twitter and Facebook In our time working on counterterrorism policy at the White House, we helped to ensure that president Obama prepared the American public for what could happen, and …

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Can you find the scared government official trying to hide?

May 21, 2017

Image: ambar del moral/mashable composite/getty images Washington in the middle of a crisis of historic proportions, and our brave leaders are responding the best way they know how: by hiding in the bushes. The past few months have produced story after story of elected officials trying to run from the people they’re supposed to have relationships with. Constituents can’t find their senators, senators can’t find other senators, and no one wants to find president Trump. SEE …

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Tips for dealing with a toddler and also Donald Trump

May 21, 2017

president Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock Donald Trump is a man whose behavior follows the whim of his impulses and tantrums, much like a toddler, and the world is scrambling to accommodate it. Officials in the White House and from governments around the globe have tailored aspects of governance to the new president to fit his notoriously short attention span and need for praise. SEE ALSO: Trump’s fave …

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Watch The Russians Laugh At Us In This Video Clip

May 20, 2017

… of a beaming Trump shaking hands with Lavrov and Kislyak, which the White House had reportedly been assured would not be done. The controversial meeting was the day after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey over the Russian thing with Trump and Russia, the president later told NBC News. The mortifying video clip of Lavrov joking about the president is another example that America isnt so much becoming great again, but an international laughingstock, several publications pointed out. Trump …

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Trump Asked Comey When Feds Would Say He Wasn’t Under Investigation

May 19, 2017

… didnt feel comfortable attending, and tried to blend in with the curtains in the back of the room, Wittes wrote. But the president saw him and drew him in for an awkward hug. I was going to fire Comey, knowing there was no good time to do it, Trump told NBC News. And in fact when I decided to just do it, I said to myself, I said, You know, this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made-up story, its an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election. Rosenstein said he appointed …

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How to bring humanity and tech together: Innovators and advocates on hope for the future

May 18, 2017

… control, our desire to solidify tools and processes from the top down. Ironically, the antidote comes from a relationship to tech that unshackles tools and processes, instead, from the bottom up. Polycom Executive Vice president, WW Engineering Michael Frendo: The future of work will be driven by technology, but technology at home and at work is and always will be bound by the desires, wants, passions, and needs of human beings. In enterprises, its a trend known as the …

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Bush, Obama Lawyers Slam Trump’s Possible Meddling In FBI Russia Probe

May 18, 2017

Asked at a Wednesday conference if he could hypothetically conceive of a similar conversation between former president George W. Bush and a top law enforcement official about an ongoing criminal investigation, former Attorney General Michael Mukasey was emphatic. Neil Eggleston, former president Barack Obamas White House counsel during the last years of his administration, responded similarly. Comey had been leading the FBI investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russian …

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Hands on with the world’s first 4K TV with built-in Alexa voice controls

May 18, 2017

… and could be the first real step toward an Amazon TV. Sandeep Gupta, Amazons vice president of smart TV and Fire TV, told me during a demo that Amazon and Westinghouse/Element set about reinventing how TV is watched. Instead of focusing on channel numbers or programming guides, the TVs let the content shine. OTA channels are neatly organized in the “On Now” row with your most-watched channels at the front. You can also see how far along the program is with the red bar. Image: …

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Axe wants men to rethink masculinity, but can an ad really help?

May 17, 2017

… they’re not alone in questioning the emotional straightjacket that is traditional manhood. “What we wanted to do is show … that there is this habit of guys going online in the privacy of their own home asking all these questions,” says Rik Strubel, global vice president for Axe. Axe is probably the last brand you’d expect to make this pivot. Yet, its unlikely trajectory from peddling sexist messages for profit to becoming a woke critic of machismo also for profit …

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GOP Still Trusts Trump With Classified Intel After He Gave It To Russians

May 17, 2017

WASHINGTON A day after The Washington Post reported that president Donald Trump shared highly classified intelligence with Russian officials, Republicans on Capitol Hill said they feel perfectly comfortable with the presidents ability to handle sensitive information. Sure, said Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) when asked if he trusts the president with classified materials. No reason not to. The White House disputes those reports, and Trump sent out his national security adviser, Gen. H.R. McMaster, …

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Trump Reportedly Revealed Classified Info During Meeting With Russian Officials

May 16, 2017

president Donald Trumpdisclosed highly classified information during a meeting with Russian officials last week, according to The Washington Post. The revelations raise new questions about the already controversial meeting of Trump, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Sergey Kislyak, who is the Russian ambassador to the U.S.While such a disclosure is likely not illegal, it raises concerns about both the consequences of Trumps ad hoc style when interacting with foreign leaders and U.S. …

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Another Trump crisis craters GOP agenda

May 16, 2017

Washington (CNN)president Donald Trump’s governing agenda, which only 10 days ago showed signs of gaining steam, appears to have derailed after he allegedly shared classified information and dismissed FBI director James Comey, both of which threaten to alienate Republicans while bogging down the White House once again. Hours after The Washington Post reported Trump shared information about terror plots with Russian officials in the Oval Office, alarmed lawmakers on Capitol Hill were …

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What Trump has said about sharing classified information

May 16, 2017

Washington (CNN)A stunning report by The Washington Post Monday said president Donald Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador during last week’s meeting at the White House. If proven true, that disclosure would mean Trump violated a key diplomatic principle for which he repeatedly hammered Democratic rival Hillary Clinton during the 2016 campaign. National security adviser H.R. McMaster said in a statement provided by White House press …

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Intel officials: Trump disclosure ‘carelessly’ threatened relationship with ally

May 16, 2017

Washington (CNN)A Washington Post report that president Donald Trump shared highly classified information with Russian diplomats in a meeting last week drew immediate reactions from intelligence officials, who warn any revelations jeopardizing “a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State” would severely impact international cooperation on matters of national security. The report claims that Trump relayed sensitive details gathered through an intelligence-sharing …

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Nelson Mandela Fast Facts

May 15, 2017

(CNN)Here is a look at the life of Nelson Mandela, Nobel Peace Prize winner and former president of South Africa. Death date: December 5, 2013 Birth place: Mvezo, Transkei, South Africa. Birth name: Rolihlahla Dalibhunga Mandela …

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Holtzman: We forget Watergate at our peril

May 12, 2017

(CNN)Watergate has recast its long shadow. The president, taking a page out of Richard Nixon’s playbook, has fired someone investigating him. FBI Director James Comey was terminated most likely because of his continued investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians to defeat Hillary Clinton. Collusion, if found and proven, could be treason or another federal crime. Firing Comey, if done to stymie the Russia investigation, could be obstruction of justice. Either …

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Walmart’s Jet.com just opened a trendy artisanal grocery store in New York

May 11, 2017

… eclectic product assortment. The location will also host events featuring big names like celebrity chef Mario Batali and make-up mogul Bobbi Brown. Image: jet/story While the opening might invite comparisons to a chain of stores Amazon plans to launch through its burgeoning AmazonFresh grocery arm, Jet president Liza Landsman said the company has no plans to expand its brick-and-mortar footprint beyond the temporary storefront. “[We] are not considering exploring brick-and-mortar at …

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Trump to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov Wednesday

May 10, 2017

(CNN)president Donald Trump plans to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Wednesday, according to his schedule. Lavrov had planned to be in Washington Wednesday to meet with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Tillerson and Lavrov are scheduled to meet earlier Wednesday to discuss Ukraine, Syria and bilateral issues, the State Department announced. In addition to the tensions between Washington and Moscow over geopolitics, the meetings between Tillerson and Lavrov, and now between …

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CNN 10 – May 10, 2017

May 10, 2017

… Washington, D.C. U.S. president Donald Trump fired James Comey, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It’s very unusual for a president to fire the head of the FBI, though it has happened before. In a letter to the FBI chief, president Trump wrote: While I greatly appreciate you informing me on three separate occasions that I am not under investigation, I nevertheless concur with the judgment of the Department of Justice that you were not able to lead the bureau. One …

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Kellyanne Conway: Comey’s firing ‘has nothing to do with Russia’

May 10, 2017

… TV. … (This) has everything to do with whether the current FBI director has the president’s confidence and can faithfully execute his duties.” In a letter, Trump told Comey that he was “hereby terminated and removed from office, effective immediately” after Trump determined Comey is “not able to effectively lead the bureau.” Comey, who was in Los Angeles for a special FBI event, learned of his firing by watching television while in a meeting. …

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James Comey’s fall

May 10, 2017

(CNN)James Comey came to the FBI with a hero’s reputation: He famously stood up to president George W. Bush’s aides in a dramatic hospital-room confrontation over secret wiretapping. But by the time president Donald Trump unceremoniously dumped him late Tuesday, Comey had few clear friends left in town — with his reputation under siege. His critics on both the left and the right attacked his handling of probes into Hillary Clinton’s emails, Trump’s Russia ties, …

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For far rightists, the curse of Trump’s example

May 8, 2017

… Macron’s victory was the result of countless factors, some of them unique to France. But one of the reasons Macron won is that French voters were horrified at the prospect of electing their own version of Trump. Le Pen reminded them a bit too much of the new American president, a man they strongly dislike. Trump has low approval ratings in the United States, but it’s nothing compared to his ratings in France. A recent poll found an astonishing 82% of French voters have unfavorable …

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