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Pete Buttigieg is the hottest candidate in the 2020 race right now

Don't look now but a(nother) skinny kid with a funny name is turning heads in the presidential race. In 2008 it was Barack Obama. In 2020, it's Pete Buttigieg.
Tags: Barack Obama, Cnn, Don, Pete Buttigieg


Don't kill Electoral College. Make it better

Of the three American presidents who took office since the beginning of the 21st century, only Barack Obama won the support of a majority of voters when first elected. George W. Bush and Donald Trump both lost the popular vote but nevertheless emerged victorious in the Electoral College. As the 2020 election cycle dawns, it's no surprise that our ongoing national debate over the Electoral College has resumed once again.
Tags: News, Barack Obama, Stories, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Don, Electoral College, Electoral College Make


Opinion: Don't kill the Electoral College

Of the three American presidents who took office since the beginning of the 21st century, only Barack Obama won the support of a majority of voters when first elected. George W. Bush and Donald Trump both lost the popular vote but nevertheless emerged victorious in the Electoral College. As the 2020 election cycle dawns, it's no surprise that our ongoing national debate over the Electoral College has resumed once again.
Tags: News, Barack Obama, Stories, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Don, Electoral College


Opinion: Don't kill the Electoral College. Just make it work better

Of the three American presidents who took office since the beginning of the 21st century, only Barack Obama won the support of a majority of voters when first elected. George W. Bush and Donald Trump both lost the popular vote but nevertheless emerged victorious in the Electoral College. As the 2020 election cycle dawns, it's no surprise that our ongoing national debate over the Electoral College has resumed once again.
Tags: News, Barack Obama, Stories, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Don, Electoral College, Electoral College Just


Don't kill the Electoral College. Just make it better

Of the three American presidents who took office since the beginning of the 21st century, only Barack Obama won the support of a majority of voters when first elected. George W. Bush and Donald Trump both lost the popular vote but nevertheless emerged victorious in the Electoral College. As the 2020 election cycle dawns, it's no surprise that our ongoing national debate over the Electoral College has resumed once again.
Tags: News, Barack Obama, Stories, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Don, Electoral College, Electoral College Just


President Trump Says 'I Don't Trust Some Computer to Drive Me Around' According to New Report

A whopping 71 percent of Americans don’t trust autonomous cars to drive them around, according to a new survey by AAA. And it looks like the most famous man in America stands with the 71 percent. President Donald Trump has said, “I don’t trust some computer to drive me around,” according to a new report from Axios.Read more...
Tags: Google, Elon Musk, Science, White House, America, Computers, New Zealand, Autonomous Vehicles, Driverless Cars, Donald Trump, AAA, Department Of Transportation, Trump, Self Driving Cars, Muslim Ban, Don


Here's a running list of all the ways climate change has altered Earth in 2019

Earth is now the warmest it's been in some 120,000 years. Eighteen of the last 19 years have been the warmest on record. And concentrations of carbon dioxide -- a potent greenhouse gas -- are likely the highest they've been in 15 million years. The consequences of such a globally-disrupted climate are many, and it's understandably difficult to keep track. To help, here's a list of climate-relevant news that has transpired in 2019, from historically unprecedented disappearances of...
Tags: Texas, Science, California, Washington, White House, China, India, New York City, Nasa, Earth, Afghanistan, United States, Harvard University, International Space Station, House, Antarctica


In Private, Aides Try To Quell Trump’s Biden Fears: Don’t Be ‘Overly Nervous’

In private, President Trump is secretly obsessed with the prospect of former Vice President Joe Biden running for president in 2020 and aides are attempting to curb some of his concerns, Politico reported. During a recent meeting between Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and White House Office of Political Affairs officials, the group talked about whether Trump should be nervous about Biden. People in the room told him he shouldn’t be “overly nervous” because Biden will likely be “pulled to th...
Tags: News, White House, Politico, Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence, Don, Nicole Lafond, Politico Aides, 2020 Democratic Primary, White House Office of Political Affairs


Senate rejects Trump border emergency as Republicans defect

By ALAN FRAM, LISA MASCARO and CATHERINE LUCEY WASHINGTON — The Republican-run Senate rejected President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the southwest border on Thursday, setting up a veto fight and dealing him a conspicuous rebuke as he tested how boldly he could ignore Congress in pursuit of his highest-profile goal. The Senate voted 59-41 to cancel Trump’s February proclamation of a border emergency, which he invoked to spend $3.6 billion more for border barriers than Co...
Tags: Utah, News, Congress, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, Immigration, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Maine, Tennessee, House, Mitt Romney, Associated Press


Gov. Gavin Newsom’s death penalty moratorium lauded and lambasted

As workers dismantled California’s apple-green execution chamber Wednesday, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s death penalty moratorium was criticized as a slap in the face to voters and praised as a strike for humanity. Newsom’s executive order, blocking execution for 737 prisoners on death row at San Quentin State Prison, came just as efforts to hasten executions were beginning to pick up steam in the aftermath of a 2016 ballot measure approved by voters. There has not been an execution in the state since 20...
Tags: Elections, Crime, News, California, Government, White House, Iraq, Time, Uncategorized, Sacramento, Sport, Green, Soccer, Sydney, Army, Death Penalty


Tax breaks can help pay many college costs

College and its ever-increasing costs certainly have gotten a lot of attention. There's the group of Democrats seeking their party's 2020 presidential nomination. Obviously spurred by the enthusiastic supporters of Independent-turned-temporary-Democrat Sen. Bernie Sanders and his promise of free college, many other White House wannabes also are talking up educational assistance. Then there's this week's Operation Varsity Blues. You might not have caught the name, but let me drop two others to s...
Tags: Taxes, Congress, White House, Democrat, Sam, Irs, Felicity Huffman, Don, Sen Bernie Sanders, Internal Revenue Service, Magi, Huffman, TTU, Loughlin, Lifetime Learning Credit, Lori Loughlin


'No drama Obama' shared his tricks for staying cool under pressure

Former President Barack Obama spoke at a tech conference in Salt Lake City, Utah this week. At the conference, which was organized by software company Qulatrics, Obama discussed his famous reputation for keeping cool under pressure. Some of his techniques can be easily adopted in everyday life, helping you to focus on performance and tune out the distractions. Barack Obama was famous during his presidency for always appearing cool and calm. The press sometimes called him "no drama Obama" and ...
Tags: Obama, US, Samsung, Barack Obama, Trends, Iran, Paris, Trump, Don, Salt Lake City Utah, Qulatrics Obama


Don't try to silence populists – listen to them

The Guardian’s textual analysis of political speeches from the past 20 years has resulted in some very surprising findingsInteractive: the rise and rise of populist languageEver since Donald Trump’s presidential election and the UK’s Brexit vote, scholars have been trying to get a handle on populism. Who counts as populist? How does populism work? What are the conditions in which populists come to power or win referendums, and what tends to happen once they do?Fortunately, political scientists h...
Tags: Politics, UK, World news, Brazil, Argentina, Donald Trump, Latin America, Don, Juan Peron


Don Winslow’s ‘Cartel’ Trilogy is Becoming an FX Series

Don Winslow‘s acclaimed Cartel Trilogy is headed to the small screen. FX has picked up the rights to adapt the series, based on Winslow’s bestselling trilogy of novels following DEA agent Art Keller through 45 years of America’s long-running war on drugs. Deadline reports that FX has landed the rights to Winslow’s Cartel Trilogy, which includes the 2005 novel The Power of the Dog, the 2015 follow-up The Cartel, and the recently published conclusion, The Border. Winslow will serve as an execu...
Tags: Television, Movies, Mexico, White House, America, Fox, Thriller, Adaptation, John, DEA, Ridley-Scott, FX, Keller, Cartel, John Landgraf, Don


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


'Don’t think this is an emergency': Warren attacks Trump order in South Carolina campaign stop

About 800 people gathered at a Greenville, South Carolina, community center on Saturday for Elizabeth Warren's campaign event in her White House bid.            [Author: The Greenville News]
Tags: News, White House, Elizabeth Warren, South Carolina, Trump, Don, Greenville News, Greenville South Carolina, The Greenville News


Coachella festival memories: Roger Waters and the escape of the flying pig

In April, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will kick off its 20th year. As the festival gets closer, we’re revisiting some of our coverage over the years. (We’ve already posted photos from the very first Coachella, as well as all of the headlining performances from 1999-2009 and 2010-2018.) Nothing in the world looks like the Empire Polo Club in Indio during Coachella so we asked current and former members of our talented photo team to share their favorite memories and images and the...
Tags: Beyonce, Obama, California, Barack Obama, Sport, Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Things To Do, Soccer, Music Festivals, Coachella, Prince, Sam, Rogers, Don, Vanessa


Kamala Harris is "bluntly putting down markers on nuanced topics to help inoculate her from false critiques with answers that also illuminate how she views her own identity."

That's from Politico, "Why Kamala Harris is glad people are asking if she's black enough/The candidate is looking to head off a problem that dogged Barack Obama" by Christopher Cadelago.First, I don't believe that Politico knows that Harris is "glad." Also, I wouldn't use the word "dogged" with Barack Obama, given that he was dogged with the question of the literal eating of dogs.But what I want to do is count the metaphors in the quote I put in the title:1. bluntly — The adjective leads us to t...
Tags: Writing, Law, Politico, Barack Obama, Metaphor, George Orwell, Language, Orwell, Kamala Harris, Damon Runyon, Shirley Temple, Don, HARRIS, William Safire, Runyon, Safire


Facebook de-platforms 4 Myanmar armed groups. Military behind Rohingya abuse didn't like them either.

Facebook said in a blog post today it has banned content from four armed groups in Myanmar (Burma), and promises to continue to remove all “related praise, support, and representation.” There's big pressure for Facebook to do the right thing in the Southeast Asian country where the social media platform has been used to incite racial tension and violence. Here is the entire Facebook post, links removed: Over the past year, we have repeatedly taken action against violent actors and bad content...
Tags: Facebook, Post, Business, Politics, Technology, Human Rights, News, Indonesia, Social Media, Tech, World news, Myanmar, Rohingya, Kia, Facebook Posts, Reuters


Trump picks former oil lobbyist David Bernhardt to run U.S. Interior Department

They're just gonna drill everything they can while Trump's in power, aren't they. Donald Trump tweeted on Monday, “David has done a fantastic job from the day he arrived, and we look forward to having his nomination officially confirmed!” David Bernhardt, a former oil industry lobbyist, will be the next head of the U.S. Department of the Interior, assuming Trump has his way. I am pleased to announce that David Bernhardt, Acting Secretary of the Interior, will be nominated as Secretary of t...
Tags: Post, Business, Politics, News, Climate Change, Senate, Environment, America, David, United States, Fossil Fuels, Oil And Gas, Interior Department, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Dick Cheney


We need disagreeable people to fix our dishonest institutions

Eric Weinstein is a mathematician, economist and managing director of Thiel Capital.In a recent interview with Rebel Wisdom, Weinstein spoke about the origins of the Intellectual Dark Web, and his theory of how our institutions are plagued by an "embedded growth obligation."Disagreeable people, Weinstein says, could help institutions correct themselves. None We are living in a fever dream from which we cannot wake up, and it is because we cannot figure out whom to trust, says Eric Weinstein, a m...
Tags: Psychology, Corruption, Politics, Media, Society, Innovation, Eric Weinstein, Don, Weinstein, IDW, Stanley Milgram, Wile, Milgram, Solomon Asch, Thiel Capital In, Thiel Capital This


Moderate Lawmakers’ Plea To Howard Schultz: Don’t Run As An Independent!

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz has already created some bipartisan agreement on Capitol Hill, but he might not be thrilled to hear the conclusions lawmakers have reached. Members of Congress from both parties whose policy views aren’t far from Schultz’s expressed skepticism and frustration at his presidential ambitions. Many predicted that if the billionaire ran as an independent, he was much more likely to hand President Trump another term in office than to win himself. “ Third-party ca...
Tags: News, Congress, California, Senate, White House, Gop, Howard Schultz, Capitol Hill, Starbucks, Dc, Republican, Donald Trump, Trump, Democratic, Democratic Party, Don


Don't deal in Venezuelan gold, White House says, in anti-Maduro push

National security adviser John Bolton tweeted that traders should not deal in gold, oil or other commodities "being stolen" from the Venezuelan people, as opponents of Maduro's government worried the government was surreptitiously moving to ship gold reserves abroad. The White House said President Donald Trump spoke to Venezuela's self-proclaimed interim president, Juan Guaido, by phone on Wednesday, reiterating support for his "fight to regain democracy." On one side of the tussle for control...
Tags: News, White House, Opec, United States, Venezuela, Donald Trump, Don, John Bolton, Maduro, Juan Guaido


'Don't deal in Venezuelan gold,' White House says, in anti-Maduro push

The White House warned traders on Wednesday not to deal in Venezuelan gold or oil following its imposition of stiff sanctions aimed at forcing socialist President Nicolas Maduro from power.
Tags: Money, White House, businessNews, Nicolás Maduro, Don, Maduro


'Don't deal in Venezuelan gold,' White House says, in anti-Maduro push

National security adviser John Bolton tweeted that traders should not deal in gold, oil or other commodities "being stolen" from the Venezuelan people, as opponents of Maduro's government worried that a Russian-operated plane had shipped gold out of Caracas on Wednesday afternoon. The White House said U.S. President Donald Trump spoke to Venezuela's self-proclaimed interim president, Juan Guaido, by phone on Wednesday, reiterating support for his "fight to regain democracy." On one side of the...
Tags: Science, White House, Opec, United States, Venezuela, Donald Trump, Don, Caracas, John Bolton, Maduro, Juan Guaido


Cliff Sims Reacts To Trump Insult In Real Time: ‘Nice. There It Is’

Cliff Sims, author of White House exposé “Team of Vipers,” reacted on air to President Donald Trump’s predictable tweet insulting him and demeaning him as a “low level staffer.” “Nice,” Sims said, smiling as CNN’s Alisyn Camerota read him the tweet. “There it is.” “Look, I knew that was a possibility when I wrote the book,” he continued. “I said my identity isn’t wrapped up in being a Trump staffer. My identity is wrapped up in who I am in my faith. Those are things that matter to me. I know ...
Tags: News, White House, Cnn, Jesus, Donald Trump, Trump, Don, Sims, Donald J Trump, Alisyn Camerota, Kate Riga, Cliff Sims, Nice Sims


The Brexit nightmare is entirely the Tories' fault. Don't blame Labour | Alex Hern

From Cameron promising a vote he never wanted to hold to May taking us to the brink of no deal - it’s a very Conservative messThere isn’t much that’s funny about Brexit. At least, not funny ha-ha. But there is one aspect of it that is at least curious: that this act of national foot-shooting has resulted in quite so many people putting the blame for it on the two main political parties – even though only one of them has been in power since 2010. Related: We’ll never see a cross-party deal on B...
Tags: Europe, Politics, David Cameron, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Labour, Cameron, Article 50, Brexit, Don, Rafael Behr, Alex Hern


Documents you need to file your 2018 tax return, including a look at the new Schedule A for itemizers

Even if you've been filling out Form 1040 and any other associated forms and schedules for years, things will be different this filing season. This is the first year we taxpayers (and tax pros) will be filing under the extensive new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) changes. In addition to new tax rates and deduction amounts, there are a variety of other tax law tweaks that could affect what goes on — or now doesn't — your Form 1040, which itself is new. So before you start working with your tax pre...
Tags: Taxes, Obamacare, Senate, White House, House, Capitol Hill, Ira, Las Vegas, Agi, Irs, Misc, Don, Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA, Internal Revenue Service, Uncle Sam, PMI


In a Digitalized World, Consumers Yearn for Authenticity From Brands

Like it or not, deep fakes are here. Don't believe it? Watch as comedian Jordan Peele uses artificial intelligence to make Barack Obama deliver a phony PSA. As deep fakes scale, consumers will become increasingly skeptical, putting real conversations--and audience trust--at a premium. In this age of fake news, Photoshop and Instagram filters, it's hard...
Tags: Advertising, Barack Obama, Voice, Don, Jordan Peele, Brand Values


Letter from a Birmingham Jail on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

A few years ago I remember coming across the recommendation on social media that Christians would do well to (re-)read Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail each year on the holiday set aside to honor MLK. I’ve taken that recommendation each of the last several years, and am happy to recommend you do the same. You may well ask: “Why direct action? Why sit-ins, marches and so forth? Isn’t negotiation a better path?” You are quite right in calling, for negotiation. Indeed, this i...
Tags: Politics, Religion, Social Issues, King, Martin Luther King Jr, Stanford University, Don, Birmingham Jail, Theology, Ethnic Diversity & Understanding, Media & Resources



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