President Obama's Photographer Is Now Taking Pictures Of President Underwood

President Obama's former photographer is now snapping a new prez — and no, it's not Donald Trump. Instead, Pete Souza is turning his camera lens towards Frank Underwood for some incredible photos. The corrupt House of Cards POTUS — played brilliantly by Emmy nominee Kevin Spacey — certainly looks like the real deal in these lush, mostly black-and-white shots. In fact, you'd never know that Underwood once had a journalist pushed in front of a subway car, or, err, urinated on his own father's gra...
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Marvel reportedly trademarks 'Hail Hydra' after site redirects to Trump's bio on the White House website

After news broke that hail-hydra.com redirected to the White House website, Marvel Comics apparently made moves to trademark the famous phrase. On May 11, The Hollywood Reporter wrote that the domain hail-hydra.com redirected to President Donald Trump's biography on the official White House website. Marvel applied to make "Hail Hydra" a registered trademark, Comicbook.com reported May 21. The trademark rights would extend to everything from electronic comic books to graphic novels and websites. ...
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Your Handy Field Guide to the Many Factions of the Far Right, From the Proud Boys to Identity Evropa

So many bigots, so little sense. Still, we did what we could. The post Your Handy Field Guide to the Many Factions of the Far Right, From the Proud Boys to Identity Evropa appeared first on WIRED.
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Abbas adviser says Trump visit could reopen path to talks

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — A senior Palestinian official says he expects President Donald Trump’s visit to the Holy Land to reopen a path toward resuming long-stalled Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. Trump is meeting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday in the West Bank’s biblical city of Bethlehem. Trump has said he wants to broker a deal […]
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White House Budget For 2018: Read The Full Plan

President Trump released his budget on Tuesday, which proposes deep cuts to federal safety nets, like food stamps. The plan builds off of the blueprint that the White House distributed in March.(Image credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Trump Is Slashing Funding for Birth Defect Research as States Brace for Zika Season

As public health officials are gearing up for another season of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, the Trump administration’s budget proposal is here with some very bad news: the administration wants to slash the Centers for Disease Control’s budget by 17%, including cuts to programs like the National Center on Birth…Read more...
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President Trump's Average Approval Rating Dips To Just Below 40 Percent

President Donald Trump’s average approval rating just reached a new low, according to HuffPost Pollster’s aggregation of publicly available surveys. Trump’s ratings took a noticeable dip in March after Republicans failed to pass a bill repealing the Affordable Care Act. They stabilized in the low 40s for much of April. In the past month, however, his ratings have taken a more significant downturn. His average approval rating stands at just below 40 percent as of Tuesday afternoon, wi...
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Trump's first budget favors defense over domestic programs Opposition from all sides; Mnuchin to discuss proposal at upcoming Ways & Means hearing

Mick Mulvaney, the Trump Administration's Office of Management and Budget Director, met the press this morning to discuss the 45th president's fiscal year 2018 budget proposal. (Screenshot of C-SPAN broadcast; click image to watch the full event) It's official. The amount of money going to the Internal Revenue Service under Donald J. Trump's first federal budget gets cut yet again. The White House today released its fiscal year 2018 budget. As expected from the Administration's so-called ...
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Poor and disabled big losers in Trump budget; military wins

WASHINGTON (AP) — The poor and the disabled are big losers in President Donald Trump’s $4.1 trillion budget proposal while the Pentagon is a big winner. Trump’s plan for the budget year beginning Oct. 1 makes deep cuts in safety net programs, including Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. The proposal also includes big […]
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Turkish Businessman With Ties To Michael Flynn Hosts Conference At Trump Hotel

The Turkish businessman who paid Michael Flynn $530,000 to lobby for the Turkish government is heading up a conference held at the Trump International Hotel, a few blocks from both the White House and the FBI. The event comes at a time when all of Trump's tangled interests are being scrutinized, but that doesn't seem to bother the participants.
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Joe Biden to give Class Day address at Harvard

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is slated to deliver the Class Day address at Harvard University. Graduating seniors are expected to hear from Biden at a ceremony starting at 2 p.m. on Wednesday. The Democrat served six terms as a U.S. senator for Delaware before becoming vice president under Barack Obama […]
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Obama’s Photographer Trails ‘House of Cards’ President Frank Underwood

Frank Underwood is getting the presidential treatment from a real White House photographer. Pete Souza, who followed Presidents Obama and Reagan around snapping photos, is at it again in Washington, D.C., Monday, where Kevin Spacey, in character as House of Cards’ fictional president, is hitting landmarks in the nation’s capital for a publicity photo shoot for the Netflix series, with Michael Kelly, who plays aide Doug Stamper, in tow. More info: Pete Souza, Flickr, Facebook (h/t: usatoday) ...
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Trump budget slashes money of clean air and water programs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump Administration budget released Tuesday slashes funding for the Environmental Protection Agency by nearly one-third, laying off thousands of employees while imposing dramatic cuts to clean air and water programs. The White House’s proposed spending plan for the EPA amounts to less than $5.7 billion, a 31 percent cut from the […]
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Trump administration flip flops on location of Western Wall

JERUSALEM (AP) — As President Donald Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the hallowed Western Wall on Monday, it remained unclear whether his administration was changing longstanding U.S. policy by declaring the wall’s location to be Israel, versus Jerusalem. Heading to Israel on the second stop in the president’s nine-day tour of […]
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Haley wants UN to shift aid focus to nations hosting Syrians

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — President Donald Trump’s U.N. ambassador called Monday for the U.N. and aid agencies to shift focus in how they support Syrians in need by boosting support for roads, schools and hospitals in neighboring countries that have been overwhelmed by millions of refugees. Speaking in Jordan, host to some 660,000 Syrian refugees, […]
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White House Budget Strongly Condemned by Public Lands Sportsmen

The White House WASHINGTON -(Ammoland.com)- Public lands fish and wildlife habitat, public access funding, and hunting and angling opportunities will face severe negative impacts in the administration’s fiscal 2018 budget, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers announced today.Key resource agency funding is slashed, important staff positions are eliminated and programs important to public lands and sportsmen are cut in the budget, a draft version of which was released in March.Notable measure include a...
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Your Handy Field Guide to the Surprisingly Few Factions of the Far Left, From Pastel Bloc to BAMN

They may not market themselves as well as the far-right, but the antifa has its movements. The post Your Handy Field Guide to the Surprisingly Few Factions of the Far Left, From Pastel Bloc to BAMN appeared first on WIRED.
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White House To Release 'Taxpayer First' Budget Plan, With Cuts To Safety Nets

The White House is unveiling a proposal that aims to eliminate the federal deficit within a decade. It calls for significant cuts to Medicaid and food stamps, and it assumes robust economic growth.(Image credit: Carolyn Kaster/AP)
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Advocates slam Trump plan to reduce aid for college students

WASHINGTON (AP) — Education organizations are lashing out at President Donald Trump’s budget proposal to eliminate subsidized student loans and loan forgiveness programs. They say the plans contradict his promises to make college more affordable at time when student debt is ballooning. The 2018 budget, unveiled Tuesday, seeks to save over $1 billion by eliminating […]
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White House Moves To Block Disclosure Of Ethics Waivers For Trump Appointees

The Office of Government Ethics wants to know which Trump appointees who worked for corporations and lobbying firms have been given waivers from ethics rules. The White House has halted that search.(Image credit: J. Scott Applewhite/AP)
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UK school confirms student, 15, killed in Manchester blast

LONDON (AP) — The names of the 22 victims killed by a suicide bomber at a Manchester concert on Monday night have not been officially released, but here what’s known about them so far: ___ Teenager Olivia Campbell-Hardy, who went to a school near Manchester, was at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester with a […]
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Word of the week: Gaggle

When is a press briefing not a briefing? When it’s a gaggle, sometimes held en route to somewhere, sometimes in the James Brady Press Briefing Room, sometimes excluding the biggest media outlets in the U.S. “White House Excludes Several Outlets From Press Gaggle,” NBC News, February 27, 2017 A Wikipedia entry defines press gaggle as an informal press briefing by the White House press secretary (or, presumably, someone serving in a similar capacity) that’s on the record but disallows video...
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Cartoon of the Day — Trump's Baggage

This cartoon by Brian Adcock from The Independent relates to Donald Trump's first foreign trip as U.S. president. THE CARTOONIn the left-hand panel we see Trump on a plane (Air Force 1, one supposes). A secret service agent whispers in his ear, "Sir, it appears your baggage has been left back home." A smiling Trump replies, "Yes, I know." In the right-hand panel, there's a suitcase on the White House lawn. It's covered in labels such as "Links to Russia" and "Comey to Testify", referring to con...
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Putin hopes for democratic end to Macedonia political crisis

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says Moscow hopes for a democratic settlement of Macedonia’s political situation. Putin made the statement Wednesday at the start of his talks with Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov, voicing hope that Ivanov’s experience would help “Macedonia’s domestic situation develop in accordance with the constitution in a democratic way.” Since […]
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The US Lags Behind in Meteorology. Under Trump, It May Get Worse

As the White House considers budget slashes and new leadership for NOAA, scientists worry our weather predictions will get even worse. The post The US Lags Behind in Meteorology. Under Trump, It May Get Worse appeared first on WIRED.
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DEFCON Conference To Target Voting Machines

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Politico: Hackers will target American voting machines -- as a public service, to prove how vulnerable they are. When over 25,000 of them descend on Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas at the end of July for DEFCON, the world's largest hacking conference, organizers are planning to have waiting what they call "a village" of different opportunities to test how easily voting machines can be manipulated. Some will let people go after the network software remotely, ...
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19 Patriotic T-Shirts You’ll Have a Blast in This 4th of July!

I was at the U2 30th anniversary of The Joshua Tree album the other night. I forgot how much the album was steeped in Americana. The screen behind the Irish band flashed proud images of the American flag. Bono did take the stand on some political issues, as expected, but his overall message was that the people are more powerful than the people in power. And it got me thinking in this time of political uncertainty in the USA: Hey, we’re all one country. We pledge allegiance to the same flag. We s...
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Cabinet members head to Capitol Hill to defend Trump budget

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top officials in President Donald Trump’s Cabinet are heading to Capitol Hill to defend his plans to cut domestic programs and parry Democratic criticism of his tax proposals. Budget Director Mick Mulvaney appears Wednesday before the House Budget panel while Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will testify at the tax-writing House Ways and […]
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Uncertainty grows as Trump delays a health care decision

WASHINGTON (AP) — Uncertainty over the future of health care is growing deeper for millions of Americans who buy their own policies. While insurers released a blueprint Monday for stabilizing wobbly markets, the Trump administration is leaving in limbo billions of dollars in federal subsidy payments. The administration and House Republicans have asked a federal […]
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Clinton: Trump budget shows ‘unimaginable’ cruelty

NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton proclaimed Tuesday that President Donald Trump’s budget shows an “unimaginable level of cruelty” for millions of Americans and children. The former Democratic presidential nominee, who recently declared herself part of the Trump resistance, lashed out at the Republican president’s spending plan in aggressive terms after being honored in New […]
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