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'Pathological liar' vs. 'Crazy Bernie': What Trump and Sanders have said about each other

Bernie Sanders opened his second bid for the White House by calling the president a “liar,” “racist” and “xenophobe.” Trump, for his part, has repeatedly referred to Sanders as “Crazy Bernie.”
Tags: News, White House, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Sanders, Bernie


Former President Barack Obama attends Duke-North Carolina game

Former President Barack Obama was in attendance for Wednesday night's clash between UNC and Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Barack Obama, Usa Today, Duke, Cameron Indoor Stadium, Duke North Carolina


China Has Abandoned a Cybersecurity Truce With the US, Report Says

Cybersecurity firm Crowdstrike says China has largely abandoned a hacking truce negotiated by Barack Obama as President Trump embarked on a trade war with Beijing last year. "A slowdown in Chinese hacking following the cybersecurity agreement Obama's administration secured in 2015 appears to have been reversed, the firm said in a report released Tuesday that reviewed cyber activity by U.S. adversaries in 2018," reports Bloomberg. From the report: The report comes as the Trump administration seek...
Tags: Asia, Obama, North Korea, China, Russia, US, Barack Obama, Tech, Bloomberg, Iran, Beijing, Crowdstrike, Trump, Meyers, Huawei Technologies Co, Crowdstrike Groups


Former President Barack Obama attends Duke-North Carolina, wishes Zion Williamson well

Former President Barack Obama was in attendance for Wednesday night's clash between UNC and Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Barack Obama, Usa Today, Duke, Cameron Indoor Stadium, Duke North Carolina, Zion Williamson


Barack Obama Manages to Work in a Michelle Obama Compliment in a Discussion About 'Being a Man'

He also introduced NBA star Steph Curry as "Ayesha's husband"
Tags: News, Barack Obama, Nba, Michelle Obama, Steph Curry


Bernie Sanders calls Trump racist, sexist and a 'pathological liar' as he launches 2020 presidential bid

Bernie Sanders dubbed Donald Trump a racist, sexist and “pathological liar” on Tuesday as he launched a presidential bid by vowing to finish the “revolution" he started in 2016.  The US senator from Vermont called for a million people to sign up to a grassroots campaign that aims to sweep him into the White House and “transform” political and economic life in America.  Mr Sanders, who calls himself a democratic socialist, outlined an unashamedly left-wing policy platform that included government...
Tags: News, California, Cbs News, White House, US, America, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Republican National Committee, Vermont, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Clinton, Trump, Sanders


Bernie's Back and Trump May Be Fine With It

Bernie Sanders' announcement of another presidential bid reopens questions about whether the schism in the Democratic Party that arguably helped send Donald Trump to the White House will return to haunt it in 2020. The self-described democratic socialist waged a surprisingly competitive race against Hillary Clinton by championing progressive policies such as Medicare for all.
Tags: News, White House, Hillary Clinton, Medicare, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Democratic Party, Bernie


Obama joined by Curry to tell minority boys ‘you matter’

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama and Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry told minority boys on Tuesday that they matter and urged them to make the world a better place. Obama was in Oakland, California, to mark the fifth anniversary of an initiative he started after the 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old […]
Tags: News, Obama, Sports, Barack Obama, Ap, Nation, Curry, Golden State Warriors, Stephen Curry, Oakland California, Oakland Calif


McCabe: ‘No One Objected’ When Congressional Leaders Were Told about Trump Probe

Former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe said Tuesday that “no one objected” when he briefed congressional leaders about the counterintelligence probe he had recently opened into President Trump in May 2017.“That’s the important part here, Savannah,” McCabe told Savannah Guthrie on NBC's Today show. “No one objected. Not on legal grounds, not on constitutional grounds, and not based on the facts.”> Did you tell the “Gang of Eight” that you had opened a counterintelligence investigation into ...
Tags: News, Nbc, Senate, White House, Fbi, United States, House, Department Of Justice, Kremlin, Doj, James Comey, Trump, Savannah, Savannah Guthrie, Guthrie, McCabe


Horror of Highlights

This is typical of the way I sometimes chase trails down into holes in the earth and the warrens of history...after seeing the Karsh exhibit the other day I got interested in his association with John H. Garo, the socialite Boston portraitist who lived from 1870 to 1939. Karsh evidently learned a lot of things from Garo, from his public persona and flair for stylish dressing to his way of working with clients. Here's Karsh with his employer and mentor Garo: Nice portrait, although you'll notice...
Tags: Amazon, Photography, White House, Boston, Harvard, Canada, Ronald Reagan, Shakespeare, New England, Michael Johnston, Steichen, Michael C Johnston, Mortensen, Calvin Coolidge, Coolidge, John Singer Sargent


Trump panel to examine whether global warming affects national security will include climate change denier

President Donald Trump is preparing to establish a panel to examine whether climate change affects national security, despite existing reports from his own government showing that global warming is a growing threat. According to a White House memo dated 14 February, Mr Trump’s staff members have drafted an executive order to create a 12-member committee, which will include a White House adviser, William Happer, whose views are at odds with the established scientific consensus that carbon dioxid...
Tags: Science, White House, Donald Trump, Trump, William Happer


Hannah Arendt on why some people are immune to fact-checking

People who don't believe facts or news that disagree with their worldviews can be impossible to deal with, and boy there are a lot of them lately. Hannah Arendt tells us this isn't all new; it happened before around 1936.It isn't easy to convince a person who has given up on facts that they really should face reality again, but it can be done. A strange phenomenon has infected global politics. Fact-checking, once seen as a dull but effective way to figure out what is true and what is false, is...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Government, Germany, Nazis, Russia, History, Ben Franklin, Innovation, Philosophy, Jim Gaffigan, Soviet Union, KGB, Hannah Arendt, Richard Bernstein


Malia Obama Has Great Taste In Wine, Maybe Bad Taste In Friends

Over the long holiday weekend, the Daily Mail, bastion of groundbreaking journalism, published a pair of bombshell reports: Malia Obama, the 20-year-old daughter of former President Barack Obama, apparently has a secret Facebook page where she has expressed she isn't the biggest fan of current President Donald Trump. The outlet also published photos of her drinking a bottle of rosé with a group of friends in Miami, FL.A true national emergency!On Malia's secret Facebook page, which hasn't been ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Barack Obama, Fbi, Harvard, Daily Mail, United States, Miami, Donald Trump, Kirsten Gillibrand, George W Bush, Chelsea Clinton, Malia Obama, Jenna, Malia, Barbara


Trump says he’s in no rush to see North Korea give up nukes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he wants to see North Korea eventually give up its nuclear weapons program, but he’s in no rush as long as Kim Jong Un isn’t testing weapons. Trump told reporters on Tuesday that he has no “pressing time schedule” because U.S. relations with Pyongyang are good going into […]
Tags: News, Washington, North Korea, Ap, Donald Trump, Pyongyang, Trump, Kim Jong, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics


Obama joined by Curry to tell minority boys 'you matter'

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama and Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry told a roomful of minority boys on Tuesday that they matter and urged them to make the world a better place.
Tags: News, Obama, Barack Obama, Ap, Curry, Golden State Warriors, Stephen Curry, Oakland Calif


Trump climate change panel set to be led by scientist who compared ‘demonisation’ of carbon dioxide to Holocaust

A climate change denier who once compared the “demonisation” of carbon dioxide to the treatment of Jews in Nazi Germany is in the frame to lead a White House panel assessing whether global warning poses a threat to US national security, leaked documents have revealed.
Tags: Science, White House, Germany, US


Obama joined by Curry to tell minority boys ‘you matter’

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama and Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry told a roomful of minority boys on Tuesday that they matter and urged them to make the world a better place. Obama was in Oakland, California, to mark the fifth anniversary of My Brother’s Keeper, an initiative he launched after […]
Tags: News, Obama, Sports, Barack Obama, Ap, Nation, Curry, Golden State Warriors, Stephen Curry, Oakland California, Oakland Calif


Chinese cyberattacks on the US are on the rise again after a years-long truce

After a few years of slowdown, it looks like China’s back to hacking US entities, according to a report by Crowdstrike, a cybersecurity firm. The report notes China’s collecting intelligence for its “Made in China 2025” plan that will make the country a world leader in manufacturing. In 2015, then-US President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed that neither government would endorse or engage in state-sponsored cyber-espionage to steal info from the other. At that time, Obama sa...
Tags: Startups, Obama, China, US, Barack Obama, World, United States, Xi Jinping, Crowdstrike, Insider


Sen. Bernie Sanders Announces Another Run For The White House

Bernie Sanders announced a second run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020. This time, the Vermont independent enters the race as a leading candidate facing a crowded progressive field.
Tags: News, White House, Vermont, Bernie Sanders, Sen Bernie Sanders


White House 'tried to rush' sale of nuclear power technology to Saudi Arabia, report says

The White House has been accused of pushing a project to share nuclear power technology with Saudi Arabia despite objections from national security officials. A report released by a Democrat-controlled congressional committee said whistleblowers within the administration had witnessed "abnormal acts" regarding the White House's proposal to build dozens of nuclear reactors across the kingdom. Democrats and some Republicans have expressed concerns that Saudi Arabia could develop nuclear weapon...
Tags: News, Congress, Saudi Arabia, White House, US, Iran, House, Middle East, National Security, National Security Council, Donald Trump, Trump, Elijah Cummings, Flynn, Mohammed bin Salman, Congressional


What Happens When You Sue the President?

After declaring a national emergency on Friday in a desperate attempt to fund a U.S.-Mexico border, President Trump did what any president does after a national crisis: He golfed all weekend at his club in West Palm, Florida (where membership fees start at $250,000 a pop). And if this week’s news is any indication,…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Mexico, Government, Explainer, Lifehacks, Trump, West Palm Florida, Sue A President


'Half a Million Strong' Studies the Intersection of Crowds and Power at Rock Festivals

None As a rock music critic who attended countless concerts and festivals and published in Salon, Entertainment Weekly, and elsewhere between 1981 and 2003, Gina Arnold could have written a behind-the-scenes memoir about the music scene. Instead, she wrote Half a Million Strong: Crowds and Power from Woodstock to Coachella, a bracing study of music festivals, their audiences, and the cultural myths that surround them. The real conditions of the rock festival are not pretty, yet rock festivals s...
Tags: Music, Review, US, Barack Obama, Book Review, Mtv, Sociology, David Bowie, Michigan, Coachella, Music History, Arnold, Woodstock, Richie Havens, Colin Mcguire, Lincoln Memorial


President Trump signs directive to create new Space Force under the Air Force’s wing

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump today signed a space policy directive that lays out further steps in the creation of the U.S. Space Force as a sixth military branch within the Department of the Air Force. The plan wouldn’t involve splitting off Space Force from the Air Force immediately, although it leaves the door open to take that step at a later time. As described in the White House’s Space Policy Directive 4, the arrangement would be similar to the Marine Corps’ status as a militar...
Tags: Science, Navy, Washington, White House, Marine Corps, Air Force, Donald Trump, Trump, Space Force, U S Space Force, Department of the Air Force


Scooter company reps scolded by Oregon legislators over helmet law proposal

Matthew Kopko with Bird Rides (L), and Jonathan Hopkins from Lime. Senators Lew Frederick (L) and Cliff Bentz. What was expected to be just another ho-hum hearing on one of thousands of bills working their way through Oregon’s 2019 legislative session, turned out to be anything but. “What I’m hearing seems to be a bit counter-intuitive from a safety perspective.”— Rep. Caddy McKeown, Co-Chair Joint Committee on Transportation As we shared earlier today, House Bill 2671 seeks to requir...
Tags: Politics, Oregon, Legislation, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Scooters, Portland, Dallas, Lime, Don, McKeown, Frederick, Bentz, Lloyd Center, Jonathan Maus


N Carolina US House candidate faces questions over choices

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — When the Republican narrowly leading the country’s last undecided congressional election asks North Carolina elections officials to overlook ballot manipulation in a rural county and declare him the winner, he’ll have to overcome testimony from a compelling witness — his son. GOP congressional candidate Mark Harris is expected to tell a […]
Tags: News, Gop, North Carolina, Raleigh, N C AP, Mark Harris, Nation & World Politics, N Carolina US House


House Opens Inquiry Into Proposed US Nuclear Venture In Saudi Arabia

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The New York Times: President Trump's former national security adviser and other White House officials pushed a venture to bring nuclear power plants to Saudi Arabia over repeated legal and ethical warnings that potential conflicts of interest around the plan could put American security at risk, concluded a new report from House Democrats released on Tuesday. The 24-page report from the House Oversight and Reform Committee outlined actions taken in the ea...
Tags: Saudi Arabia, White House, US, Tech, Democrats, House, New York Times, Middle East, National Security Council, Trump, Flynn, Barrack, Mr Trump, Jared Kushner, Michael T Flynn, White House Even


Houston, Miami, Milwaukee vying to host the 2020 Democratic convention

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials in Houston, Miami and Milwaukee are scrambling to lure the Democratic National Convention in 2020, but each city has something left to prove. Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez says he will choose the site by the end of this month. Houston is trying to show it can collect the private […]
Tags: News, Washington, Milwaukee, Ap, Nation, Houston, Democratic National Committee, Tom Perez, Nation & World Politics, Houston Miami, Houston Miami Milwaukee


US steps up winter-warfare training as global threat shifts

MARINE MOUNTAIN WARFARE TRAINING CENTER, Calif. (AP) — Hunkered down behind a wall of snow, two U.S. Marines melt slush to make drinking water after spending the night digging out a defensive position high in the Sierra Nevada. Their laminated targeting map is wedged into the ice just below the machine gun. Nearly 8,000 feet […]
Tags: News, US, Ap, Nation, Sierra Nevada, Calif, Nation & World Politics


Sanders announcement revives criticism from Clinton backers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The tension between supporters of Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton resurfaced on Tuesday after the Vermont senator announced his second run for the White House. Longtime Clinton aide Philippe Reines tweeted that the media had given Sanders a “WELCOME BACK!” reception despite his 2016 primary loss while telling Clinton to “go away.” […]
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Ap, Nation, Hillary Clinton, Vermont, Philippe Reines, Bernie Sanders, Clinton, Sanders, Nation & World Politics


White House readies panel to question security risks of climate

The effort comes as President Donald Trump seeks to expand U.S. production of crude oil, natural gas, and coal, and unwind regulatory hurdles on doing so. The panel, to be formed by an executive order by Trump, would be headed by William Happer, a retired Princeton University physics professor currently on the White House's National Security Council. Happer disagrees with mainstream climate science and believes that emissions of the main greenhouse gas that scientists blame for climate change ...
Tags: Science, White House, National Security Council, Donald Trump, Princeton University, Trump, William Happer, Happer



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