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NY Daily News Showers Snark On 'Leaker' Trump In Cutting Front Page 16.5.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
The New York Daily News has a new nickname for President Donald Trump , and he’s not going to like it.  The front page of its Tuesday edition hails him as the “ Leaker of the Free World ” over a report in The Washington Post that he revealed “ highly classified information ” to Russian officials who visited the Oval Office last week:  Trump’s hometown newspaper hasn’t pulled its punches in its coverage, with previous covers portraying him as Dr. Evil , a clown and a racist . The paper also slammed his call for hacking help from Russia during the campaign as “ treasonous ” and  blasted him  for his war of words with Pope Francis  in other attention-getting front pages. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a ...
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Trump Didn't Need A Watergate To Sink His Ratings To Nixonian Levels 16.5.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
President Donald Trump ’s approval rating ― now 41 percent, according to HuffPost Pollster’s average , and 38 percent according to Gallup  ― puts him about where Gallup measured President Richard Nixon in July 1973, after months of Senate hearings into the Watergate scandal. Those numbers, however, represent far different political trajectories for the two presidents. For Nixon, the approval rating constituted a major, if gradual slide. He began his second term in 1973 with a robust 68-percent approval in Gallup’s tracking. Even four months later, after the vast majority of Americans had heard about Watergate and two of the president’s top aides had resigned, Nixon’s approval stood at 48 percent ― higher than Trump has achieved at any point in his presidency, according to Gallup. It wasn’t until partway through the widely televised Watergate hearings that Nixon’s ratings collapsed into the low-30s. A 2014 Pew Research post  by Andy Kohut charts Nixon’s decline in the court of public opinion: Trump’s ...
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Barack Obama's LinkedIn Sadly No Longer Claims He's Our Current President 15.5.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Until this weekend, Barack Obama was still the president of the United States. This was not in an alternate reality, exactly, but on the social network LinkedIn . Late Friday afternoon, Obama’s official job title on LinkedIn switched from President of the United States of America to a more accurate ― yet depressing ― description: Former President of the United States of America.  In this confusing world, the protocol for an exiting president is to peacefully cede power to a reality show star, go on vacations with social media-optimized photos / stories , and then update LinkedIn. For the first 100 days of President Donald Trump ’s administration, Obama only accomplished two of the three. Here’s a screenshot taken of the page before the switch: Obama’s profile picture also changed from the campaign photo he had been using before.  Here’s what the current page looks like with the “Former” in his title: You won’t be able to glean Obama’s next move from the revised LinkedIn page.  The updated “Experience” ...
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Zinke went to Bears Ears to listen, but supporters felt unheard 13.5.2017 High Country News Most Recent
The Interior Secretary’s monument review is off to a complicated start.
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The Way Things Were 13.5.2017 Lifestyle – The Indian Express
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You Are Here 13.5.2017 Reviews–Books – The Indian Express
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Mexico Says Called Trump's Bluff When He Eyed NAFTA Exit 12.5.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Mexico said on Thursday it had called U.S. President Donald Trump’s bluff over his suggestion he only decided to stay in the North American Free Trade Agreement as a favor to the leaders of Mexico and Canada after they asked him to renegotiate the deal. However, Mexico’s government said it had sent a very different message to the United States during a crisis over NAFTA’s future late last month, when Trump considered starting the six-month process for withdrawing from the accord. “The message was: if you guys think we’re going to start negotiations with the trigger pulled on a U.S. exit in six months, forget about it!” Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo told an audience at the Mexico Business Forum. “If you do that, just get out already - because there’s no way we’re negotiating under those conditions,” he said. Guajardo said talk of the United States preparing to leave NAFTA was likely part of a strategy to press Congress to approve Trump’s pick for U.S. trade representative. While Mexico and ...
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Trump's 'Muslim Ban' Pledge Scrubbed From Website Just As Judges Ask About It 10.5.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
WASHINGTON — The timing seemed too good to be true. Just as a federal appeals court on Monday  asked hard questions about the constitutionality  of President Donald Trump ’s executive order banning travel from six Muslim-majority countries, his campaign wiped clean the webpage where the then-candidate had pledged to institute such a ban.  Some of the judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit wondered specifically about the legal significance of the now-scrubbed page , which they didn’t know was being removed. The page had at one point promised “ a total and complete shutdown ” on Muslims entering the United States. “He’s never repudiated what he said about the Muslim ban,” Judge Robert King noted to Jeffrey Wall, the acting U.S. solicitor general defending Trump’s executive order on Monday. “It’s still on his website.” “Can you remove things from the website?” asked Judge Diana Motz, wondering if perhaps Trump had no power over the website once he became president. If that were true, Motz ...
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Citizens, corporations, governments urge Trump not to abandon Paris 9.5.2017 TreeHugger
It ought to be a no-brainer. But apparently the decision is down to the wire...
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Woman, husband told to do sewa at gurdwara 6.5.2017 Chandigarh – The Indian Express
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Who’s Faking, Trump Or The News? 2.5.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
This post first appeared at BillMoyers.com For getting a sense of what Americans think, decent polls, for all their deficiencies, are better than wild guesses. So consider the findings of a major poll that last month looked into the question of whom to believe, Trump or the major media. It ain’t pretty. First of all, how many Americans think that media are responsible for “fake news”? According to this poll, commissioned from Langer Research Associates by ABC News/”The Washington Post,” 52 percent of Americans think that news organizations “regularly” produce false stories. Regularly. True, that’s not as big a number as the 59 percent of the same sample who think the Trump administration “regularly” makes false claims. Even factoring in the poll’s sampling error, the news organizations would seem to be slightly — but only slightly — more credible than the White House falsehood machine. How much of a victory is that? Curiously, 40 percent of the same sample think that it’s a bigger problem that mainstream ...
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Settlement Frees Tomi Lahren From Glenn Beck's Network 2.5.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Tomi Lahren and Glenn Beck have settled their lawsuits against each other, allowing her to work for outlets that compete with Beck’s network, The Blaze. The Dallas Morning News reports that the 24-year-old conservative firebrand will be freed four months early from her contract, which was set to expire in September. Lahren will get to keep her Facebook page and its 4.3 million followers, but videos she made for The Blaze will be deleted from the page. Lahren’s lawyer, Brian Lauten, released this statement: “Ms. Lahren is relieved to have this litigation behind her. She looks forward to connecting with her audience and fan base on the pressing political issues facing our country in the days to come.” Beck had been set to testify Thursday. The settlement comes after a rancorous feud between Beck and Lahren, both of whom accused the other of “bad behavior” and misconduct.  Lahren initially filed suit, claiming her show “Tomi” was taken off the air because she expressed support for abortion rights on “The ...
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The monkey on art’s back; Bigfoot in Idaho; Tent City’s second life 1.5.2017 Current Issue
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
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EPA Purges Pages That Highlight Climate Change From Its Website 29.4.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
The Environmental Protection Agency removed portions of its website  related to climate change on Friday evening ― hours before thousands were set to protest President Donald Trump ’s environmental policy. Sections dealing with climate change were only part of what is being reviewed, the agency said in a Friday press release. The EPA  was making the changes “reflect the approach of new leadership,” it said. “As EPA renews its commitment to human health and clean air, land, and water, our website needs to reflect the views of the leadership of the agency,” said J.P. Freire, the EPA’s associate administrator for public affairs, in a statement. “We want to eliminate confusion by removing outdated language first and making room to discuss how we’re protecting the environment and human health by partnering with states and working within the law.” The Hill noted that pages dealing with climate change and its impacts, climate science, and what readers can do to combat climate change now say they are being ...
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A Congressman Moaned She Was Getting In His Grill. Now She Runs A Campaign. 29.4.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
All Maureen Hains did at the beginning was create a Facebook page. At the end of January, as Republican lawmakers were pledging to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Hains and about 50 other people in the Virginia district represented by GOP Rep. Dave Brat called his office to find out when he would hold a town hall meeting. To organize those constituents, Hains started that  Facebook page . Days later, the page drew some attention when Brat complained about the town hall seekers, saying there were women “ in my grill no matter where I go .” The tea party congressman eventually held a town hall ― an event that Hains called a “joke.” But the experience inspired her to do more. She started a podcast with three other women and decided to get involved in the local race for the Virginia House of Delegates. “It’s not just about calling your representative and asking when the next town hall meeting is. You can harp on whoever all day long every day, but real change isn’t going to happen that way,” Hains told ...
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United Promises Cops Won't Drag You Off Plane In Full-Page Ad 27.4.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
The company is attempting to make amends, releasing a set of new policies aimed at “improving customer experience”  and taking out a full-page ad in today’s Washington Post. The ad apologizes for the airline’s recent behavior and stresses how they plan to change: United took out a full-page ad in today's Washington Post pic.twitter.com/k05t8v9WsW — Hunter Schwarz (@hunterschwarz) April 27, 2017 The ad comes right after the company released a memo  on Thursday  indicating a litany of things United says it will do to better its business practices.  One bullet point reads, “Law enforcement will not remove customers from a flight and customers will not be required to give up their seat once on board ― except in matters of safety and security.” Another two specify that they will increase incentives for voluntary rebooking up to $10,000 and eliminate red tape on permanently lost bags with a “no-questions-asked  $1,500 reimbursement.” Hopefully, for United’s sake, this ad will be better received than the one ...
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Fact-checking Trump’s Antiquities Act order 26.4.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Trump and his supporters rely on dubious claims to attack national monuments.
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Ellen Page Examines What Trump Means For The LGBTQ Community 26.4.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Ellen Page and her best friend Ian Daniel are back with another episode of their VICE series “GAYCATION,” this time featuring a look at a day of resistance in Washington, D.C. “GAYCATION” is a VICE mini-documentary series that first aired in 2016 in which Page and Daniel travel to different countries around the world and examine the state of life for the LGBTQ community there. During the first two seasons they  confronted hate and prejudice , challenged Ted Cruz on his views surrounding queer rights and examined the state of social and political life for LGBTQ people in countries very different than America. Now, the pair are returning for a special episode titled “GAYCATION: UNITED WE STAND” that takes a look at what President Donald Trump’s administration means for the LGBTQ community. The special will premiere on Sunday, April 30th at 10PM ET on VICELAND . Missed the previous episodes of “GAYCATION”? Head here . -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject ...
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This Children's Workbook Teaches Girls About Iconic Women In Politics​ 26.4.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
If you’re old enough to be learning to write, you’re old enough to be learning how to make a difference.  Since women are still underrepresented in politics, nonprofit Ignite National  provides education and training to high-school and college-aged women who are interested in running for political office. To that end, they’ve recently created the “ Writing Our Rights ” workbook to help foster political ambition in girls while they practice their handwriting. Gorgeously illustrated with portraits of iconic political women, each page contains excerpts from speeches by Shirley Chisholm, Hillary Clinton, Tammy Duckworth and Sandra Day O’Connor, among others.  The pages are perforated so that the inspiring quotes, such as Hillary Clinton’s “Women’s rights are human rights,” can be torn out and used as posters. The book also contains blank pages for the user’s own words.   “We believe that introduction to leadership at a young age is as a fundamental as learning to write,” said Anne Moses, Founder & President ...
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Why Trump’s Wars Should Seem So Familiar 24.4.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com MOAB sounds more like an incestuous , war-torn biblical kingdom than the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast, aka “the mother of all bombs.”  Still, give Donald Trump credit.  Only the really, really big bombs, whether North Korean nukes or those 21,600 pounds of MOAB, truly get his attention.  He wasn’t even involved in the decision to drop the largest non-nuclear bomb in the U.S. arsenal for the first time in war, but his beloved generals ― “we have the best military people on Earth” ― already know the man they work for, and the bigger, flashier, more explosive, and winninger, the better. It was undoubtedly the awesome look of that first MOAB going off in grainy black and white on Fox News, rather than in Afghanistan, that appealed to the president.  Just as he was visibly thrilled by all those picturesque Tomahawk cruise missiles, the equivalent of nearly three MOABS, whooshing from the decks of U.S. destroyers in the eastern Mediterranean and heading, like so many ...
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