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Former Playboy Model Settles Lawsuit, Will Be Free To Speak About Relationship With Trump

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:53:36 +0000

Former Playboy model Karen McDougal will be free to speak about her relationship with the President.

Trump To Counter-Program Nerd Prom With Campaign Rally

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:31:19 +0000

As I noted earlier this month, President Trump has once again decided to skip the White House Correspondent’s Dinner and instead will hold one of his patented campaign-style rallies: President Donald Trump will be in Washington during this year’s White House Correspondents’ Association dinner — Washington, Michigan, that is. The Trump campaign announced on Tuesday […]

Republicans Blaming Trump For Declining Support For Tax Bill

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 21:34:51 +0000

Republicans are blaming the President for the fading popularity of the tax reform law passed in December. It's more complicated than that.

Poll Shows Support For Gun Control Slipping Only Two Months After Florida Shooting

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 19:34:02 +0000

Two months after the shooting in Parkland, Florida, support for gun control measures seems to be slipping.

Andrew Cuomo to Pardon All Parollees to Restore Their Vote

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:07:14 +0000

Unable to get his way with the legislature, New York's governor is taking a provocative step.

The Declining Market for Freelance Writing

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:43:42 +0000

Ring Lardner said he would "rather write for the New Yorker at five cents a word than for Cosmopolitan at one dollar a word." A century later, he'd be lucky to get those rates.

NPR’s Carl Kasell Dead at 84

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:54:37 +0000

The long-time public radio host has died of complications from Alzheimer's disease.

Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument On Internet Sales Tax Collection

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:06:26 +0000

The Supreme Court heard argument yesterday on the issue of whether online sellers can be required to collect sales taxes, and the status of the issue remains as confused as ever.

Barbara Bush, Wife And Mother Of Presidents, Dies At 92

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 00:42:09 +0000

Barbara Bush, only the second woman in history to be the wife and mother of a U.S. President, has died at the age of 92.

Sean Hannity Is Michael Cohen’s Mystery Client, But That Shouldn’t Matter

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 20:03:22 +0000

Sean Hannity was Michael Cohen's "secret client," but it's not clear that should matter to anyone.

I.R.S. Payment System Breaks Down On The Day Taxes Are Due

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 18:56:21 +0000


The End Of The Credit Card Signature

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 18:37:58 +0000

The next time you sign a credit card receipt could be the last.

Sandy Hook Parents Sue Alex Jones For Defamation

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 17:29:16 +0000

The parents of two of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre are suing Alex Jones for falsely accusing them of lying about the deaths of their children.

The Perks Of Being A Friend Of Vladimir

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 16:15:22 +0000

Membership has its privileges.

Tax Reform, Once The GOP’s Midterm Hope For Survival, Is Becoming Less Popular

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 13:52:37 +0000

Republicans have been hoping that the tax bill passed in December would help them in the midterms. That's appearing to be less and less likely by the day.