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Billionaire Beach Villain Vinod Khosla has a thought concerning Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Vinod Khosla is a Silicon Valley venture capitalist who chose to define his legacy through a spectacular legal battle to block access to the public part of a beach are he owns in California. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is the youngest woman ever elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, whose openly progressive positions (especially a proposal to tax rich people's incomes at 70% after the first $10,000,000 a year) have shocked conservatives into an all-consuming hysteria. Moreover, she's...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, California, Alan Moore, America, New York Times, Silicon Valley, William Shakespeare, Times, Khosla, Vinod Khosla, Aoc, Democratic Party, Boston University, U S House of Representatives


Trump Dodges Q’s On Whether He’s Worked For Russia, If He’ll Suppress Mueller Report

In a nighttime phone interview televised live on Fox News Saturday, President Donald Trump leaned heavily on misinformation and talking points, but notably declined to say he’d never worked for Russia, and dodged a question on whether he would try to prevent special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian election meddling from being made public. The interview went on for more than 20 minutes and took place during Fox News host Jeanine Pirro’s 9 p.m. ET slot. Many of the President’s tal...
Tags: Post, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington Post, White House, Russia, Fbi, Fox News, The New York Times, Times, Donald Trump, Helsinki, James Comey, Trump, Trump Dodges


Critical Context for the FBI Probe of Trump

So many things have happened over the last two-plus years that simply defy belief that it can be essential to review them, to see what light they shed on new developments when arranged in order. Last night the Times reported that in the immediate aftermath of James Comey’s firing the FBI launched a probe into “whether Mr. Trump was knowingly working for Russia or had unwittingly fallen under Moscow’s influence.” It’s worth reviewing the precise chain of events. Trump fired Comey on Tuesday, M...
Tags: Usa, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, White House, Russia, Israel, US, Syria, Getty Images, Fbi, United States, New York Times, Moscow, Times


Trump Seizes on Bombshell New York Times Story to Attack ‘Witch Hunt’

WASHINGTON — President Trump has seized on a bombshell New York Times scoop as further evidence that he has been unfairly targeted as part of a “witch hunt.” The Times reported on Friday that the FBI was so concerned with his behavior toward Russia that they started an investigation into whether Trump was actually working on […]
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, Russia, Fbi, New York Times, Times, Trump, Robert Mueller, President Trump, Bombshell New York Times Story


So many things have happened over the last two-...

So many things have happened over the last two-plus years that simply defy belief that it can be essential to review them, to see what light they shed when arranged in order on new and surprising developments. Last night the Times reported that in the immediate aftermath of James Comey’s firing the FBI launched a probe into “whether Mr. Trump was knowingly working for Russia or had unwittingly fallen under Moscow’s influence.” It’s worth reviewing this precise chain of events. Trump fired Com...
Tags: Usa, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, White House, Russia, Israel, US, Syria, Getty Images, Fbi, United States, New York Times, Moscow, Times


What We Know About The Russian Manafort Contacted During The 2016 Campaign

Editor’s note: Shortly after this piece was published, the New York Times retracted its Tuesday report that Manafort asked for 2016 polling data to be shared with Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska. The New York Times issued a correction stating that Manafort asked for the data to be shared with two Ukrainian oligarchs, Serhiy Lyovochkin and Rinat Akhmetov. We have updated this piece to reflect that correction. Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s ties to Russian figures have been simmeri...
Tags: New York, London, News, White House, Russia, Ukraine, Intel, Fbi, Atlantic, New York Times, Kyrgyzstan, Moscow, Manhattan, Times, Madrid, Rudy Giuliani


Trump To Address Nation Tuesday On Border Security

Late update: The President announced a 9 p.m. ET address scheduled for Tuesday I am pleased to inform you that I will Address the Nation on the Humanitarian and National Security crisis on our Southern Border. Tuesday night at 9:00 P.M. Eastern. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 7, 2019 President Donald Trump wants to address the nation and discuss the partial government shutdown he’s caused during prime time on Tuesday night, The New York Times reported Monday. An unnamed pers...
Tags: News, White House, New York Times, National Security, Times, Donald Trump, Trump, Donald J Trump, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Matt Shuham, Sarah Sanders, MICHAEL M GRYNBAUM, Michael Grynbaum, Times the White House


NYT: Trump Wants Primetime Slot To Address Nation Tuesday

President Donald Trump wants to address the nation and discuss the partial government shutdown he’s caused during prime time on Tuesday night, The New York Times reported Monday. An unnamed person familiar with the request told the Times the White House had asked networks to carve out time for the address. But the Times’ Michael Grynbaum reported that “at least two” major networks were “still deliberating” whether to give Trump the window, given what could end up being an expressly political ...
Tags: News, White House, New York Times, Times, Donald Trump, Trump, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Matt Shuham, Sarah Sanders, MICHAEL M GRYNBAUM, Michael Grynbaum, Times the White House


Trump considering former Democratic Senator Webb for defense secretary: NYT

The Trump administration is considering Jim Webb, a former Democratic senator who also served as Navy secretary under Republican President Ronald Reagan, to be the next defense secretary, the New York Times reported on Thursday. Citing an unnamed official, the Times said Vice President Mike Pence and acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney had reached out to Webb.
Tags: News, Navy, White House, Ronald Reagan, New York Times, Jim Webb, Times, Trump, Democratic, Mike Pence, Webb, Mick Mulvaney


Where Are We Exactly?

This is down deep in the NYT story just out on the open and public battle between the White House and the Pentagon over whether to withdraw immediately all U.S. troops from Syria: But one Defense Department official suggested that Mr. Trump also wants to divert attention away from the series of legal challenges confronting him over the recent days: the Russian investigation run by the special counsel as well as the sentencing of his former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, in a hush-money scan...
Tags: News, White House, Russia, Iran, Syria, Middle East, Pentagon, Times, Defense Department, Trump, David Kurtz, Michael Cohen, Editor’s Blog


Brexit: Theresa May holds press conference in Brussels – Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments, as Tory backbench anger simmers after EU warns deal ‘not open for negotiation’EU leaders reject May’s Brexit proposalLabour to ‘throw kitchen sink’ to force PM’s hand 1.18pm GMT Worth noting while we wait for May’s press conference, that Jean-Claude Juncker didn’t just announce that she would have to come back another day to Brussels with a less “nebulous” roadmap for Brexit.He also announced no-deal operations will be published in full n...
Tags: Politics, Eu, European Union, Ireland, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Northern Irish politics, Brussels, Westminster, Times, Brexit, Jean Claude Juncker, Lisa O'Carroll


Ivanka & Jared May Have Played A Role In John Kelly Leaving The White House

As President Donald Trump’s current Chief of Staff, John Kelly, prepares to vacate his post by the end of the year, a new report has emerged alleging that First Daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, might have played key roles in steering him towards the exit.Kelly is just the latest in a long line of Trump administration officials to abruptly depart from the White House, and his sparring with various other members of the president’s inner circle was never exactly a secret. But ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, White House, Cnn, New York Times, Marine Corps, Fox News, Times, Donald Trump, Reince Priebus, Republican National Committee, John Kelly, Jared, Trump, Kelly, Ivanka


How Doonesbury helped turn George HW Bush into a mass-murdering war criminal

George HW Bush was a mass murderer and a war criminal and now he is dead. In some ways, Bush I was fated to be a terrible person. His family fortune sprang from his father's willingness to cozy up to Hitler and sell him the steel he needed to re-arm Nazi Germany. As a young man, Bush I distinguished himself by desecrating indigenous graves. But it was when Bush I's national political career took off in earnest, first as Reagan's VP and then as a presidential hopeful and finally as a one-t...
Tags: Post, News, White House, Germany, Iraq, New York City, America, Reagan, George Bush, Jeb Bush, Matt Taibbi, Nazi, Hitler, Jackson, Times, George W Bush


WH Had Press Release Announcing Ayers As Chief Of Staff Drafted Before He Said No

The White House had a press release announcing Vice President Chief of Staff Nick Ayers as President Trump’s pick to replace soon-departing Chief of Staff John Kelly drafted before Ayers ultimately declined the offer on Sunday, according to The New York Times. Seen as the top, and only contender, for the post, Trump reportedly wanted Ayers appointment to be announced “as soon as possible,” in the Times words. But Trump and Ayers could not come to an agreement on the conditions of Ayers appoin...
Tags: News, White House, Georgia, Times, John Kelly, Trump, Pence, Ayers, Nicole Lafond, Nick Ayers, The New York Times Seen, Times Ayers


Undocumented Workers At Trump Golf Club Ridiculed By Staff As ‘Donkeys’ And ‘Dogs’

NEW YORK (AP) — A Guatemalan living in the U.S. illegally who says she faced abusive working conditions as a maid at Donald Trump’s New Jersey golf club doesn’t regret speaking out, even though she might lose her job and be deported. Victorina Morales told The Associated Press in an interview Friday that she can’t go back to Guatemala because her family has received death threats, but that she had to stand up for other workers without legal documents at the club who have been ridiculed by a s...
Tags: Florida, New York, News, White House, New York Times, New Jersey, Social Security, Associated Press, Guatemala, Times, Donald Trump, Costa Rica, Trump, Morales, Diaz, Trump National Golf Club




John Dean On Trump: ‘This Is A Level That Richard Nixon Never Went To’

John Dean, who served as White House counsel during Watergate under President Richard Nixon’s administration, offered some biting criticism of President Trump in response to a new New York Times report that revealed Trump once wanted to use his Justice Department to prosecute James Comey and Hillary Clinton. During an interview on CNN Tuesday evening, Dean said Nixon would probably think Trump was going “too far” with his misuse of his own Justice Department, claiming Trump’s behavior is “wha...
Tags: News, White House, Cnn, Fbi, Hillary Clinton, New York Times, Times, Doj, Justice Department, James Comey, Trump, Nixon, Richard Nixon, Dean, John Dean, Don McGahn


NYT: Trump Asked McGahn About Ordering DOJ Prosecutions Of Clinton, Comey

President Donald Trump told since-departed White House counsel Don McGahn that he wanted to order the Justice Department to prosecute Hillary Clinton and James Comey last spring, The New York Times reported Tuesday, citing two people familiar with the conversation. McGahn “rebuffed the president,” the Times reported, saying he lacked the authority to order prosecutions. A spokesperson for the former White House counsel told the Times: “Like any client, the president is entitled to confidentiali...
Tags: News, White House, Hillary Clinton, New York Times, Times, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, Clinton, James Comey, Trump, Comey, Don McGahn, Matt Shuham, McGahn, Times Trump


Trump wanted to prosecute Hillary Clinton and James Comey – report

White House counsel Don McGahn wrote a memo to dissuade Trump, noting that potential consequences could include impeachmentDonald Trump wanted to prosecute former election rival Hillary Clinton and ex-FBI director James Comey but was talked out of it, the New York Times reported on Tuesday.The US president told then White House counsel Don McGahn in the spring that he wanted to order the justice department to bring charges against the pair, the Times said, citing two unnamed people familiar with...
Tags: White House, US, US news, Fbi, Hillary Clinton, US politics, New York Times, Times, Donald Trump, James Comey, Trump, Trump Administration, Don McGahn, impeachmentDonald Trump


Trump, Pence Dismiss NYT Report That Trump Questions Pence’s Loyalty

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday dismissed a Friday New York Times report that Trump is increasingly questioning Pence’s loyalty. Trump, the Times reported, has questioned Pence’s loyalty so often “that he has alarmed some of his advisers.” Not so, Trump and Pence protested. “No I don’t question his loyalty at all,” Trump told reporters Saturday morning, according to a pool report. “He is 100 percent loyal.” He called the Times’ report “phony” and complained th...
Tags: News, White House, New York Times, Times, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence, Pence, Trump The Times, Matt Shuham, Hogan Gidley


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Nov. 16-23

  L.A. Zoo Lights opens on Nov. 16 at the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens. (Photo by Jamie Pham/Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   L.A. Zoo Lights: Self-guided tour of light displays including animal constellations, a disco ball forest, the Twinkle Tunnel and water...
Tags: Books, Events, Local News, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Comedy, Dance, Events calendar, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN


WH: Deputy Nat’l Security Adviser Bashed By Melania Will ‘Transition To A New Role’

Deputy National Security Adviser Mira Ricardel will “transition to a new role with the administration” after a oddly public rebuke from first lady Melania Trump, the White House confirmed Wednesday. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement: “Mira Ricardel will continue to support the President as she departs the White House to transition to a new role within the Administration. The President is grateful for Ms. Ricardel’s continued service to the American people and...
Tags: News, White House, Africa, New York Times, National Security Council, Times, Wall Street Journal, Trump, John Bolton, WH, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Mrs Trump, Matt Shuham, Mira Ricardel, Ricardel, Melania Will


FLOTUS-Ricardel Feud Dates Back To Tension Over Plane Seats On Trip To Africa

For a first lady who keeps to herself and avoids publicly acknowledging the palace intrigue associated with her husband’s drama-laced White House, the statement that came out of Melania Trump’s office on Tuesday afternoon — bashing a national security staffer — was befuddling to many. But the tension between Trump and Mira Ricardel, a deputy national security adviser, has been brewing for more than a month, The New York Times reported. According to people with direct knowledge of the situatio...
Tags: News, White House, Africa, New York Times, Bolton, Times, Trump, Melania Trump, John Bolton, West Wing, Stephanie Grisham, Mira Ricardel, Ricardel, Nicole Lafond, John Kelly Kelly, Lindsay Reynolds


Maryland Challenging Whitaker’s Legitimacy As Attorney General

The state of Maryland is poised to file a court challenge against acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker’s legitimacy as head of the Justice Department and his ability to oversee special counsel Robert Mueller probe, The New York Times reported Tuesday. Maryland is planning to ask a federal judge to issue an injunction placing attorney general authority in the hands of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. In a draft of the filing obtained by the Times, the state of Maryland plans to argue t...
Tags: News, Maryland, Senate, White House, Russia, Cnn, House, New York Times, Times, Doj, George W Bush, Wall Street Journal, Justice Department, WSJ, Trump, Whitaker


Ben Bradlee Slept Here: The Legendary Journalist’s Georgetown House Changes with the Times

Ben Bradlee, the famed Washington Post editor and bon vivant—played by Tom Hanks in The Post and Jason Robards in All the President’s Men—probably wouldn’t recognize his old Georgetown residence. Remodeled in an elegantly succinct style that’s far more European than preppy, it’s still nonetheless his kind of place: the double living room is designed for hobnobbing, the dining table stands ready for a crowd, and every room is filled with family mementos, a pair of water skis included. What’s more...
Tags: Post, Books, New York, Washington Post, Stanford, White House, Berlin, Los Angeles, Tom Hanks, Brooklyn, New Hampshire, Denmark, Jfk, Times, Istanbul, Human Rights Watch


Election 2018: Vote pits Trump’s incendiary politics vs. Democratic resistance

By STEVE PEOPLES | Associated Press WASHINGTON — A turbulent election season that tested President Donald Trump’s slash-and-burn political style against the strength of the Democratic resistance comes to a close as Americans cast ballots in the first national election of the Trump era. With voters going to the polls Tuesday, nothing is certain. Weather could affect turnout, with residents of several states in the Deep South and Mid-Atlantic contending with thunderstorms, high winds and power out...
Tags: Politics, Elections, New York, News, Supreme Court, Congress, Montana, Washington, Senate, White House, America, Barack Obama, Atlanta, Georgia, Sport, Ap


Brexit deal on financial services agreed – report

Tentative agreement reached that would give UK companies access to European markets, Times reports Theresa May has reportedly struck a tentative deal with the European Union that would give UK financial services companies continued access to European markets after Brexit.British and European negotiators have reached tentative agreement on all aspects of a future partnership on services, as well as the exchange of data, the Times reported on Thursday, citing government sources. Continue reading....
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, European Union, UK News, Financial Sector, Theresa May, Times, Brexit, European markets Times


Mussolini comes to Washington

Propaganda • Politics • Public Works • the Bully Pulpit Four Trump plays from the Mussolini handbook Not long ago, President Trump quipped that maybe President for Life is a pretty good deal. From where I sit in Rome, it’s hard to tell on some days, who said it better? Trump or Mussolini?   Although little Bonito started out in abject poverty, the differences between the two end there. As a child, he was co...
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Worried About Trump iPhone Eavesdroppers? China Recommends a Huawei

China's foreign ministry has some suggestions for the Trump administration if it is worried about foreign eavesdropping on the U.S. president's iPhones: use a Huawei handset instead. Or just cut all forms of modern communication with the outside world. From a report: The riposte came after the New York Times reported that American intelligence reports indicated that Chinese and Russian spies often listen in on President Donald Trump when he uses his Apple cellphones to chat with old friends. Aid...
Tags: White House, China, Tech, New York Times, Times, Donald Trump, Huawei, Trump


White House rejects New York Times report suggesting Trump's iPhone was tapped by Chinese spies

The White House flatly denied that President Donald Trump's cellphone was compromised after a New York Times report suggested Chinese spies were listening to his phone calls. White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley said in a statement that The Times' report was based on "inaccurate information." Gidley added that Trump's iPhone "follows industry best practices and is closely managed under government supervision in conjunction with recommendations from industry partners." The White Hou...
Tags: White House, US, Trends, New York Times, The Times, Times, Donald Trump, National Security Agency, Trump, Gidley, Hogan Gidley



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