Trump says he expects a health care deal soon

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he expects to make a deal on health care, even though his first attempt failed just a few days ago. Trump is hosting a reception for senators and their spouses at the White House. It attracted both Republicans and Democrats. He says the bipartisan crowd is “a very […]
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Clinton jabs Trump in first major post-election speech

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A spirited Hillary Clinton took on the Trump administration Tuesday in one of her first public speeches since she lost the presidential election, criticizing the country’s Republican leaders on everything from health care to the shortage of women appointees in top administration positions. Cracking jokes about her November defeat and her […]
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AP FACT CHECK: Spicer says case closed on Russia. It’s not

WASHINGTON (AP) — The question of collusion between Russian interests and Donald Trump’s campaign is far from answered, despite repeated assertions by the president’s spokesman that it’s case closed. Sean Spicer angrily dismissed inquiries about the matter Tuesday, declaring that “every single person who’s been briefed on this, as I’ve said ad nauseam from this […]
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The Oval Office Got A Very Trump Makeover

Times, they are a'changing. Much like health care, immigration, and women's rights, President Donald Trump is putting his Midas touch on just about everything in Washington — and the Oval Office isn't immune. Today, the White House released an official 360-degree tour of the famed room on Facebook and many lovers of liberty (shoutout to you, Olivia Pope) noticed a slew of changes since President Trump took the oath.Elle Decor reports that like glimmering, gilt property in New York City, Trump h...
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Coffee and Provocation

Polly Wants an 8-Ball Drug-addicted parrots are locked in a vicious feud with Indian farmers as the birds plunder poppy fields for their next opium fix. Ontario Mountain Lion A mountain lion was found frozen into a snow bank in Ontario. It appears to have died of natural causes, after an encounter with a porcupine, and is one of the first lions seen in Ontario in a very long time.  In other Mountain Lion news, Florida lions are slowly coming north.  Thanks Lucas M.! Trump is Killing the Gun In...
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US official: Trump to meet China’s Xi first week in April

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior State Department official says Chinese President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) will meet with President Donald Trump the first full week of April. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had originally planned to skip a meeting of NATO foreign ministers scheduled for April 5-6 in Brussels. The meeting was rescheduled for Friday […]
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French retools anti-extremism efforts after public failures

LENS, France (AP) — France’s attempts to counter the radicalization of its young people are in turmoil, with a group home intended to turn them away from Islamic extremism empty, the head of a highly publicized nonprofit convicted of misuse of public funds, and plans to segregate prison inmates suspected of harboring jihadi ideas abandoned. […]
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Congress votes to repeal internet privacy rules TODAY – here’s how to stop them

A very important vote goes before the US House of Representatives today, and if you have any regard for your online privacy, then you need to contact your Rep now. Here’s the fastest way to do just that. You might have heard that the Republican-controlled Senate just voted to repeal the internet’s basic privacy rules. Without these rules, your Internet Service Provider can sell your information to the highest bidder without your knowledge or consent. And if you hadn’t heard yet, I’m sorry to ter...
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UPMC partnership to provide clotting gauze to 1,000 schools

UPMC, through a partnership with Connecticut-based Z-Medica LLC, will outfit 1,000 schools in central and western Pennsylvania with bleeding control kits. Z-Medica's QuikClot Combat Gauze contains kaolin, a clay that encourages faster clotting. The program, developed in association with the American College of Surgeons, the U.S. Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security and the White House's “Stop the Bleed” campaign, ensures schools in the region align with guidelines establis...
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France retools anti-extremism efforts after public failures

LENS, France (AP) — France’s attempts to counter the radicalization of its young people are in turmoil, with a group home intended to turn them away from Islamic extremism empty, the head of a highly publicized nonprofit convicted of misuse of public funds, and plans to segregate prison inmates suspected of harboring jihadi ideas abandoned. […]
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Serbian presidential candidates: how dirty can it get?

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Sasa Jankovic and Vuk Jeremic differ on many things, but they agree on one: the campaign for Serbia’s presidential election is the dirtiest since the votes that kept strongman Slobodan Milosevic in power in the 1990s. “We’ve seen difficult times in this country and we have gone through a number of […]
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This incredible fact should get you psyched about solar power — no matter what Trump does

There's one simple fact that may just change your thoughts on renewable power. In a single hour, the amount of power from the sun that strikes the Earth is more than the entire world consumes in a year. To put that in numbers, from the US Department of Energy: Each hour 430 quintillion Joules of energy from the sun hits the Earth. That's 430 with 18 zeroes after it! In comparison, the total amount of energy that all humans use in a year is about 410 quintillion Joules. The average American home ...
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Trump University lawsuits face final hurdle to settlement

SAN DIEGO (AP) — President Donald Trump faces one last hurdle to ending nearly seven years of lawsuits over his now-defunct Trump University when a judge decides Thursday whether to approve a $25 million settlement with former customers. When attorneys reached a deal 10 days after Trump’s election, U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel said he […]
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Your Guide to the Future at the Annual Meeting 2017

The cherry blossoms have unfurled in DC—that’s my cue to post CFM’s annual guide to futures-related sessions at the AAM annual meeting. Advance registration closes April 10, so if you haven’t signed up to join us in St. Louis May 7-10, click on over and register now. Some people tell me they find the annual meeting kind of overwhelming—so many sessions to choose from! So many events! In this post I provide one way to navigate the plethora of offerings by suggesting one, or at most two...
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White House Denies It Tried To Block Yates Testimony

The Trump administration reportedly sought to block the former acting attorney general from testifying on possible links between Russia and the Trump campaign.
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In Trump’s White House drama, Priebus is favorite target

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the behind-the-scenes drama of who’s up and who’s down in Donald Trump’s White House, chief of staff Reince Priebus is playing a starring role. Priebus is a genial Midwesterner with deep ties to the Republican establishment that Trump toppled. He’s faced questions about his future since the day he set foot […]
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Why We Lost Our Minds Over Leggings

This column originally appeared in Emily Peck’s newsletter, a weekly email that looks at the convergence of women, economics, business and politics. Sign up here.  It’s a scandal with legs. Over the weekend, United Airlines kept two teenage girls off a plane because they were wearing leggings, which are apparently not appropriate pants for sitting inside a super-cramped cabin, with your knees in your throat, paying $8 for a sandwich and inhaling other people’s coughs and farts for many hours. Th...
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Trump's Drastic Move to Dismantle the Clean Power Plan Won't Bring Coal Back

On Tuesday, President Trump is expected to begin the process of dismantling Obama’s environmental legacy, including his signature climate action policy, the Clean Power Plan. According to Reuters, Trump will sign an executive order compelling the Environmental Protection Agency to review and rewrite the plan, which…Read more...
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Trump Supporter Or Investigator? 5 Problems For Devin Nunes And Trump White House

Democrats are calling for Nunes to recuse himself from the Russia investigation after it was revealed he was on White House grounds the day before announcing evidence of Trump's team being surveilled.(Image credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
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House sends bill to Trump blocking online privacy regulation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has sent President Donald Trump legislation that would kill an online privacy regulation, a move that could eventually allow internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell the browsing habits of their customers. The Federal Communications Commission rule issued in October was designed to give consumers greater control over […]
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How to Hide Your Browsing History From Your Snooping ISP

Congress has moved to dismantle some Obama-era rules that would have protected the online privacy of everyday Americans. This sucks. The deregulation means it will be easier for huge telecom companies to track and sell their customers’ browsing history. This sucks! But not all is lost.Read more...
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Black women stand up on Twitter following Maxine Waters dig

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bill O’Reilly’s joke about a congresswoman’s wig and White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s dressing down of a reporter have spurred black women to take to social media in protest. Activist Brittany Packnett encouraged people to tweet under #BlackWomenAtWork Tuesday. It’s a response to O’Reilly’s comment Tuesday that Democratic U.S. Rep. Maxine […]
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These designers want to put up a bi-national park instead of Trump's $21 billion border wall

According to the White House budget plan released on March 16, Trump is seeking to spend $2.6 billion to plan, design, and start constructing a wall along the US-Mexico border. An additional $3.3 billion would go toward building new detention facilities for undocumented immigrants, hiring 1,500 immigration and border control agents, and expanding a digital system, called E-Verify, that allows employers to see if people are eligible to work in the US. This is just a preliminary proposal. The US D...
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House GOP wants to keep trying on health care; Senate, White House not so inclined

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans and the White House sounded ready to abandon efforts to repeal and replace the nation’s health-care law, at least for now, even as House Republicans insisted on Tuesday they were not ready to give up on their years-long quest. The intraparty dispute came in the wake of last Friday’s collapse […]
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Trump administration seeks delay in ruling on climate plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has asked a federal appeals court to postpone ruling on the merits of President Barack Obama’s sweeping plan to address climate change. The request late Tuesday came hours after President Donald Trump signed an executive order that seeks to roll back his predecessor’s effort to curb carbon emissions. The […]
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Inside the Growing Political Awakening of Austin’s Tech Community

Austin—Texas Rep. Lamar Smith has long said he doesn’t believe in man-made climate change. But it was only in this last year of “fake news” and “alternative facts” that that sentiment moved Joseph Kopser to take action. “He doesn’t believe in facts, and he doesn’t want them reported,” Kopser says of the Republican Congressman. That sort of thinking struck Kopser as wrong. As someone with an aerospace engineering degree from West Point and a master’s in public policy from Harvard Universit...
Tags: Startups, Lyft, Uber, Apps, Politics, Texas, Web Design, West Point, Congress, Climate Change, Entrepreneurs, Trends, Analytics, Austin, Harvard University, Sharing Economy

Rep. Maxine Waters’ no-holds-barred remarks find fans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Maxine Waters doesn’t expect to pose for a photo with President Donald Trump anytime soon. In fact, the California congresswoman plans to boycott any meeting, event, ceremony or public event with the president, at the White House or even in her home district of Los Angeles. “I don’t see myself meeting […]
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This Week, Trump May Sign Away Your Internet Privacy — Here's What To Do

The Internet is up in arms right now, with people speaking out against yesterday’s congressional vote to overturn online security regulations. If President Trump signs the bill into law, your information will be up for sale.The regulation in question was one of the last moves of the Federal Communication Commission under President Obama. The rule, “Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunication Services,” requires that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and other ca...
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Priebus a central figure in Trump’s White House drama

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the behind-the-scenes drama of who’s up and who’s down in Donald Trump’s White House, chief of staff Reince Priebus is playing a starring role. Priebus, a genial Midwesterner with deep ties to the Republican establishment that Trump toppled, has faced questions about his future since the day he set foot in […]
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Kushners, Chinese firm back out of deal over N.Y. skyscraper

The Chinese financial conglomerate, Anbang Insurance Group, and the Kushner Cos. “mutually agreed to end talks regarding the property.”
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