Saturday, February 24, 2018

The unending campaign of Donald Trump - The Washington Post

The unending campaign of Donald Trump - The Washington Post: In a rollicking, 75-minute speech at CPAC, Trump recites “The Snake” to bash immigrants and revives the divisive spirit of his campaign.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Bernie blames Hillary for allowing Russian interference - POLITICO

Bernie blames Hillary for allowing Russian interference - POLITICO: The senator and his top political adviser also denied Mueller's assertion that Russian actors backed his campaign.

Trump’s quiet campaign to bring back preexisting conditions - Vox

Trump’s quiet campaign to bring back preexisting conditions - Vox: The administration is waging a quiet regulatory war against Obamacare.

“This Is Kelly’s Way of Saying, ‘It’s Me or Jared’”: Inside the West Wing, Security Clearance-gate Is Getting Uglier by the Day | Vanity Fair

“This Is Kelly’s Way of Saying, ‘It’s Me or Jared’”: Inside the West Wing, Security Clearance-gate Is Getting Uglier by the Day | Vanity Fair: Kushner is asking people to advocate on his behalf. McMaster is lobbying Mike Pompeo and Dan Coats to support Kelly. But in the end, it’s all up to Trump.

Use Google Chrome’s Task Manager to Figure Out What’s Slowing Down Your Browsing

Use Google Chrome’s Task Manager to Figure Out What’s Slowing Down Your Browsing: Frozen webpages, a precursor to the ever-frustrating dead tab, can be intensely frustrating—all the more so when you can’t accurately identify what’s causing the slowdown or random dead tab. If you want to learn more about what windows or processes are demanding too much of your memory and processing power, technology site Ghacks suggests you look under the hood of Google Chrome using its built-in task manager.

State Department report will trim language on women's rights, discrimination - POLITICO

State Department report will trim language on women's rights, discrimination - POLITICO: The move reflects the Tillerson-Trump view of human rights as a low priority in foreign policy.

China's Xinjiang surveillance is the dystopian future nobody wants

China's Xinjiang surveillance is the dystopian future nobody wants: In July 2009, deadly riots broke out in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang, China. Nearly 200 people died, the majority ethnic Han Chinese, and thousands of Chines...

McMaster could leave WH after months of tension with Trump - CNNPolitics

McMaster could leave WH after months of tension with Trump - CNNPolitics: With tensions flaring between President Donald Trump and national security adviser Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, the Pentagon is considering options that would allow the President to potentially move the three-star general out of his current role and back into the military, according to half a dozen defense and administration officials.

Meryl Streep slams 'pathetic' Harvey Weinstein lawyers - BBC News

Meryl Streep slams 'pathetic' Harvey Weinstein lawyers - BBC News: Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence are unhappy at being dragged into a Harvey Weinstein lawsuit.

FCC Orders Net Neutrality To End In April | HuffPost

FCC Orders Net Neutrality To End In April | HuffPost: Internet service providers will be allowed to treat some content differently.

Trump says he's thinking about pulling ICE from California - CNNPolitics

Trump says he's thinking about pulling ICE from California - CNNPolitics: President Donald Trump declared on Thursday he was considering withdrawing Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents from California

Indian Slavery Once Thrived in New Mexico. Latinos Are Finding Family Ties to It. - The New York Times

Indian Slavery Once Thrived in New Mexico. Latinos Are Finding Family Ties to It. - The New York Times: The revelations have not only prompted personal reckonings but also fueled a larger debate on Hispanic and Native American identity.

Complaints About Nursing Home Evictions Rise, and Regulators Take Note - The New York Times

Complaints About Nursing Home Evictions Rise, and Regulators Take Note - The New York Times: One reason for the evictions, legal advocates say, is that the residents’ better-paying Medicare coverage is ending and will be replaced by Medicaid.

How the N.R.A. Keeps Federal Gun Regulators in Check - The New York Times

How the N.R.A. Keeps Federal Gun Regulators in Check - The New York Times: The A.T.F.’s weakened political position is partly because the N.R.A. has long used its sway to hobble the agency as well as because of a dearth of leadership and resources.

Mark Zuckerberg says he wants to fix Facebook. His employees keep getting in the way. - The Washington Post

Mark Zuckerberg says he wants to fix Facebook. His employees keep getting in the way. - The Washington Post: There’s an apparent gap between what the Facebook chief executive wants and the realities of the people who implement his wishes.

New budget law includes last-minute tax relief for millions of homeowners - The Washington Post

New budget law includes last-minute tax relief for millions of homeowners - The Washington Post: Mortgage-insurance premiums are again deductible, at least for 2017.

We expect Trump to be awful to women. It’s part of his brand. - The Washington Post

We expect Trump to be awful to women. It’s part of his brand. - The Washington Post: Why no one is surprised by any of the Stormy Daniels news

Jared Kushner is showing us exactly why anti-nepotism laws exist - The Washington Post

Jared Kushner is showing us exactly why anti-nepotism laws exist - The Washington Post: His standoff with John Kelly over access to classified information is significantly messier because he's Trump's son-in-law. That's what anti-nepotism laws seek to prevent.

To Give A.I. the Gift of Gab, Silicon Valley Needs to Offend You - The New York Times

To Give A.I. the Gift of Gab, Silicon Valley Needs to Offend You - The New York Times: Researchers believe they can improve conversational A.I. systems by letting them talk to people on the internet. But sometimes, these systems can say things that reflect the worst of human nature.

Questions Swirl as Melania Trump’s Parents Obtain Green Cards - The New York Times

Questions Swirl as Melania Trump’s Parents Obtain Green Cards - The New York Times: It is unclear how or when Viktor and Amalija Knavs got green cards, but immigration experts said the most likely way would have been a program the president has railed against.

An Envoy Who Can Rival ‘North Korea’s Ivanka’ - The New York Times

An Envoy Who Can Rival ‘North Korea’s Ivanka’ - The New York Times: Administration officials say that Ivanka Trump could smooth some of the tensions that flared during the vice president’s visit, even if they insist that is not the purpose of her trip.

Trump’s Republican Critics Find a Sudden Need for His Support - The New York Times

Trump’s Republican Critics Find a Sudden Need for His Support - The New York Times: Their hopes for a détente with Mr. Trump, who effectively staged a hostile takeover of a party he joined only in 2012, reflect the realization that rank-and-file Republicans have come to embrace the president.

Top Aide to Netanyahu Turns State Witness as Graft Cases Multiply - The New York Times

Top Aide to Netanyahu Turns State Witness as Graft Cases Multiply - The New York Times: The aide, Shlomo Filber, could support the most damning charge of favors to an Israeli communications giant in exchange for fawning news coverage.

Under Trump, Border Patrol Steps Up Searches Far From the Border - The New York Times

Under Trump, Border Patrol Steps Up Searches Far From the Border - The New York Times: The Border Patrol is aggressively using a little-known authority to set up checkpoints and search private property to crack down on illegal immigration.

Arctic temperatures soar 45 degrees above normal, flooded by extremely mild air on all sides - The Washington Post

Arctic temperatures soar 45 degrees above normal, flooded by extremely mild air on all sides - The Washington Post: This latest temperature spike is another striking indicator of the Arctic's rapidly changing climate.

A Supreme Court shaped by Trump could decide gun control - The Washington Post

A Supreme Court shaped by Trump could decide gun control - The Washington Post: Changing the high court’s hands-off approach may require a change in personnel. The current lineup can’t last forever.

A Supreme Court shaped by Trump could decide gun control - The Washington Post

A Supreme Court shaped by Trump could decide gun control - The Washington Post: Changing the high court’s hands-off approach may require a change in personnel. The current lineup can’t last forever.