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White House Lashed For 'Burying' Bombshell Climate Report With Holiday Release

Critics are slamming the Trump administration's cunning timing for releasing a
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White House Lashed For ‘Burying’ Devastating Climate Report With Holiday Release

It's a "transparent attempt to continue the campaign of denying and suppressing the best of climate science."
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It isn’t what it is, Mr. Trump

In mid-1998, Bill Clinton was pressed by a special prosecutor about his representations to a federal judge in a sexual harassment case against him. The president’s legal team had denied Clinton having a sexual relationship “of any kind” with another woman, a White House intern. Appearing before a grand jury, the president was asked: “Is that correct? “It depends,” he replied, “on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is.” He was trying to be sly, implying that he’d ended things with the intern previ...
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The gig economy, Americans and the future

The rise of automation and artificial intelligence is keeping many Americans up at night, worrying about their jobs, and certainly those of their children. The World Bank predicts that 57 percent of all jobs in developed countries could be automated in the next two decades.  Some studies suggest that almost half of all current jobs will be made redundant while others suggest that past technological innovation created enough new jobs to make for those lost. And indeed, with record low unemploymen...
Tags: Lyft, Europe, Labor, California, Opinion, New York City, Barack Obama, Research, Eu, Sport, Soccer, United States, World Bank, Houston, Marx, Boston College


Move to relax rules that ban health-care kickbacks

Health-care providers are urging officials to waive or roll back the requirements of federal fraud and abuse laws so they can join forces and coordinate care, sharing cost reductions and profits in ways that would not otherwise be allowed.
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Latest book by Trump’s advisers alleges president has ‘embedded enemies’

A new book by two of the president’s longest-serving advisers paints a dark and at times conspiratorial portrait of Trump’s Washington. The authors, Republican operatives who don’t work in the administration, portray the president as a victim to disloyalty on his staff.
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WH chief gets $15M payout from Fox

A financial disclosure form released on Black Friday shows White House communications chief Bill Shine is set to receive $7 million in bonuses and options from 21st Century Fox, the parent company of Fox News, for the years 2018 and 2019. Shine resigned his position as Fox News co-president in May 2017.
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WH official getting $15M payout from Fox

A financial disclosure form released on Black Friday shows White House communications chief Bill Shine is set to receive $7 million in bonuses and options from 21st Century Fox, the parent company of Fox News, for the years 2018 and 2019. Shine resigned his position as Fox News co-president in May 2017.
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WH communications chief getting $15M from Fox News

A financial disclosure form released on Black Friday shows White House communications chief Bill Shine is set to receive $7 million in bonuses and options from 21st Century Fox, the parent company of Fox News, for the years 2018 and 2019. Shine resigned his position as Fox News co-president in May 2017.
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Fox News pays WH deputy chief $15M

A financial disclosure form released on Black Friday shows White House communications chief Bill Shine is set to receive $7 million in bonuses and options from 21st Century Fox, the parent company of Fox News, for the years 2018 and 2019. Shine resigned his position as Fox News co-president in May 2017.
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World still depends on coal, cheap, plentiful — and dirty

Cheap, plentiful and the most polluting of fossil fuels, coal remains the single largest source of energy to generate electricity worldwide. This, even as renewables like solar and wind power are rapidly becoming more affordable.
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Columbia Sportswear gives Trump’s trade war the cold shoulder

Every fleece vest and waterproof glove stamped with the Columbia logo is manufactured abroad, and the company has come to rely on a system of pairing its designers its trade experts, who recommend workarounds that can help an item of clothing circumvent tariffs.
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Britain on verge of historic blunder, warns Johnson at DUP conference

Former foreign secretary delivers provocative speech in Belfast in bid to woo Arlene Foster’s partyBoris Johnson warned on Saturday that Britain was “on the verge of making a historic mistake”, as Theresa May arrived in Brussels to sign a Brexit deal that cabinet ministers believe will soon be blocked by parliament.The prime minister is expected to approve the deal on Sunday despite growing certainty among allies and critics alike that she has insufficient support among MPs. She also faces a thr...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, UK News, World news, Britain, Ireland, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Belfast, Brussels, Johnson, Brexit, Arlene Foster, DUP


Paris protest: ‘People are in the red. They can’t afford to eat’

People from across France descended on to the capital to protest about the new fuel tariffsUnemployed computer technician from Paris Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Protest, France, Petrol Prices, World news, Tax and spending, Paris, Motoring, Emmanuel Macron


Mississippi voters wait in line to vote absentee for Senate

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Several dozen voters in Mississippi’s largest county have been waiting in a line stretching outside the courthouse to cast absentee ballots in a U.S. Senate runoff. The contest is between white Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, who is the first woman to represent Mississippi in Congress, and Democratic challenger Mike Espy, a […]
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Oldest Pearl Harbor survivor dies at 106

Ray Chavez, the nation's oldest survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, has died, the White House says. He was 106.
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The Latest Climate Change Report Is Bleak — But You Can Take Action Now

The day after Thanksgiving — when many Americans are sleeping off their feasts and hunkering down for the holiday weekend — is a notoriously effective day for burying any major news. But this weekend, a big story dropped: a new report on global warming was issued by more than a dozen federal agencies outlining the national risks of unchecked climate change.This landmark report, the second volume of the National Climate Assessment, was mandated by Congress and publicly released by the White Hous...
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Theresa May waits … and waits for Brexit

Like Charles Dickens’ Miss Havisham, the prime minister sits alone and unloved Continue reading...
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How A Mysterious Tech Billionaire Created Two Fortunes -- And a Global Software Sweatshop

An anonymous reader writes: Forbes magazine has an in-depth piece on Joe Liemandt. As you may be aware, Liemandt was the founder of Trilogy, a startup which has been credited to help put Austin on the tech map. He is also founder of ESW Capital, a private equity firm that is scooping up software startups left and right. Forbes called him "one of the most mysterious and innovative figures in technology." But the story explores the approach Liemandt and his team took to acquire enterprise softwa...
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Climate report: Trump administration downplays warnings of looming disaster

Democrats ramp up pressure to act in wake of most sobering government analysis yetReport: climate change ‘will inflict substantial damages’The Trump administration attempted to downplay the stark findings of its own climate change assessment, as Democrats sought to pressure the White House to avert looming economic and public health disaster.The US National Climate change assessment, the work of 300 scientists and 13 federal agencies, was released on Friday afternoon. It found that wildfires, st...
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7 prophetic writings by American presidents

Presidential candidates run on platforms of change and are elected by those who desire their vision of the future.We look at seven times presidents' writings that have been oddly, if accidentally, prophetic.Of course, there may be some hindsight bias in our selections.U.S. Presidents aren't just chosen to lead us through current events, but because they have a vision of the future their constituents want to be led toward. President Trump's campaign message in 2016 was to regain America's economi...
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Fires, floods and other disasters await new governors

Governors have a wide range of priorities they want to tackle in the coming year, from tax reform to education. Yet it’s a topic that receives less attention on the campaign trail and in their speeches that could determine their success — natural disasters. In the last two years alone, storms and natural disasters have […]
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Boris Johnson woos DUP with call to 'junk' Brexit backstop

Former foreign secretary raises spectre of Northern Ireland being ruled by Brussels at party’s conferenceBoris Johnson has ratcheted up the pressure on Theresa May by rallying the Democratic Unionist party (DUP) against the Brexit deal in a barnstorming speech which raised the spectre of Northern Ireland being ruled by Brussels.The former foreign secretary told the party’s conference in Belfast on Saturday that the backstop, a measure intended to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland, wou...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, UK News, World news, Ireland, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Belfast, Brussels, Johnson, Foreign, Brexit, DUP


Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross: Episode Ninety

Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross:  Episode Ninety As both Rob and Jon gear up for the Thanksgiving holiday feast, here is their gift to you – something to enjoy and savor, like a traditional turkey dinner, for the long holiday weekend!  Another tour de force, as the boys ruminate on such topics as Jacob deGrom’s Cy Young Award triumph in a dismal season for Mets fans; the passing of Marvel comics legend Stan Lee; the post-election continuation of vote counting; the continuing embarrassmen...
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While serving, Trump's comms director will get a $7M Fox News bonus for his mishandling of sexual abuse

Bill Shine was forced to resign as co-president of Fox News over his personal mishandling of the rampant culture of sexual abuse, in which he abetted the company's culture of harassment, fondling, and coerced sex by its executives and on-air personalities. Surprisingly, Shine's complicity in sexual misconduct did not disqualify him from serving in a senior role in the Trump White House; he replaced Hope Hicks as the White House's Communications Director, where he has distinguished himself b...
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As Robert Mueller's Russia probe regains momentum after the midterms - where is it headed next?

Set against a White House that has become known for tweets, leaks and tell-all books from former staff, Robert Mueller’s Russia probe has been an oasis of calm and quiet. The investigation has been virtually leak-proof, even with it representing the shadow which has followed Donald Trump through the entire 18 months of his presidency. Weeks of public silence about the probe – imposed due to not wanting to undermine the midterm elections which took place earlier in November – look like they are...
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Memos to Nobody: Inside the work of a neglected fed agency

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mark Robbins gets to work at 8:15 each morning and unlocks the door to his office suite. He switches on the lights and the TV news, brews a pot of coffee and pulls out the first files of the day to review. For the next eight hours or so, he reads through […]
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Brexit: May gives way over Gibraltar after Spain's 'veto' threat

Spanish prime minister had demanded written assurance as price of support for withdrawal agreementTheresa May has given way to Madrid’s demands over the future of Gibraltar after the Spanish prime minister threatened to “veto” the Brexit deal due to be signed off by EU leaders on Sunday.On the eve of Sunday’s special Brexit summit, the British ambassador to the EU, Sir Tim Barrow, wrote to concede that Gibraltar would not necessarily be covered by a future trade deal with the EU. Continue readin...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, Spain, European Union, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Gibraltar, Madrid, Brexit, Donald Tusk, EU Continue, Tim Barrow


Trump Administration Seeks Quick Supreme Court Ruling on Transgender Military Ban

It is the fourth time in recent months the administration sought to bypass lower courts recently
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DUP urges Theresa May to bin Brexit backstop

Party casts fresh doubts about continued support for government under confidence-and-supply agreementThe Democratic Unionist party has told Theresa May that it is prepared to bring down the government over her “pitiful and pathetic” Brexit deal.Nigel Dodds, the party’s deputy leader, issued the threat to party members in Belfast on Saturday. Continue reading...
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