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Clinton Campaign Sent Fake Phishing Emails to Its Own Staff

Hillary Clinton's run for the White House will be remembered for many things, but information security isn't likely to be one of them. Her campaign was buffeted by two major hacking episodes. First, the contents of Democratic National Committee servers were stolen and disseminated through WikiLeaks and other news organizations. Show More Summary

Trump Launches Tirade Against Media, Claiming White House Is "Running Like a Fine-Tuned Machine"

President Donald Trump intensified his attack on the media in a wild press conference Thursday, once again characterizing the press as "dishonest" in response to recent reports that have depicted an administration increasingly in turmoil. Show More Summary

Trump Asks African-American Reporter to Arrange Meeting with Congressional Black Caucus

During a chaotic and rambling press conference on Thursday, April Ryan, an African-American journalist with the American Urban Radio Networks, asked President Donald Trump if he would be arranging a meeting with the Congressional Black Caucus to discuss actions he might be taking to help inner cities. "Well I would," Trump said. Show More Summary

Exclusive: Classified Memo Tells Intelligence Analysts to Keep Trump's Daily Brief Short

Keep it short and free of nuance—that is the new guidance that has recently circulated to some intelligence analysts who compile materials for the President's Daily Brief on security threats around the globe. The classified guidance,...Show More Summary

This Time Cover Says Everything You Need to Know About Trump's First Month

President Donald Trump's first month in office has been marked by a series of seemingly unending disasters—from bungled executive orders and the abrupt resignation of his national security adviser, to the unprecedented leaks to the press...Show More Summary

Every Night There's Going To Be Another Bombshell About The Trump Presidency

Late Wednesday night, the Wall Street Journal published a big story alleging that, according to "current and former [intelligence] officials," US spies have been withholding sensitive intelligence from President Trump. In some of these cases of withheld information, officials have decided not to show Mr. Show More Summary

The Capital's Hottest Restaurants Will Shut Down To Protest Trump

Urban dwellers in Washington, DC, will have a tough time dining out tomorrow: A growing number of the city's restaurants and bars will be closed in solidarity with a strike dubbed "A Day Without Immigrants." Fliers circulating on social...Show More Summary

Anti-Muslim Hate Groups Have Tripled With the Rise of Trump

The number of anti-Muslim hate groups in America tripled last year, according to a report released Wednesday by the Southern Poverty Law Center, a watchdog organization that tracks political extremists. Between the beginning and endShow More Summary

Report: Andrew Puzder to Withdraw as Labor Secretary Nominee

CBS and Fox News are both reporting that sources expect Andrew Puzder to ask the White House to withdraw his nomination as Labor Secretary. Fox News has learned that President Trump's pick for labor secretary, Andy Puzder, is expected...Show More Summary

Why Trump Can't Come Clean on Russia

There is an old chestnut that gets tossed out whenever a scandal hits: It's not the crime, it's the cover-up. The saying traces back to Watergate. Sen. Howard Baker, the top Republican on the Senate Watergate committee, once noted, "It...Show More Summary

Democrats to White House: What Did Trump Know, and When Did He Know It?

Michael Flynn may have lost his job as national security adviser, but congressional Democrats have made clear that they aren't going to let the Trump administration sweep the scandal under the rug. The ranking Democrats from six separate...Show More Summary

Andrew Puzder Nomination in Peril After Oprah Turns in Footage of Ex-Wife Detailing Spousal Abuse

At the request of senators reviewing the nomination of Andrew Puzder, President Donald Trump's pick for labor secretary, Oprah Winfrey on Tuesday handed over a 1990 recording featuring Puzder's former wife, Lisa Fierstein, in which she...Show More Summary

Trump Blasts Report of "Repeated" Campaign Contact with Russia

President Donald Trump angrily repudiated a New York Times report that alleged his aides engaged in "repeated" contact with Russian officials throughout the campaign, taking to his Twitter account on Wednesday to blast the intelligence...Show More Summary

Claims About Yogurt's "Good Bacteria" Might Be Overblown

The Atlantic's Ed Yong is one of our most vivid and compelling science writers. Late last year, he came out with I Contain Multitudes, the best book I've read about the microbiome—the universe of living creatures we harbor within our...Show More Summary

Toxic Liquid Nuclear Waste Headed for US Roadways

The Department of Energy, to the consternation of environmental groups, is preparing to transport 6,000 gallons of highly toxic liquid nuclear waste over American roadways. The spent nuclear fuel is "target residue material" containing highly enriched uranyl nitrate—which after processing can be used as fuel. Show More Summary

Workers Allege Violations at Franchises of the Company Run by Donald Trump's Labor Nominee

Fast-food workers across the country find the idea of Andrew Puzder as secretary of Labor pretty unappetizing. Labor nominee Puzder—whose company, CKE Restaurants, controls the Carl's Jr. and Hardee's chains—has a Senate confirmation hearing scheduled for Thursday, and employees of CKE franchises are pushing back. Show More Summary

There's Poetry About Beyoncé Now—And It's Amazing

When poet Morgan Parker was in grad school at New York University working on her MFA in 2010, pop star Beyoncé kept making her way into her verses. It was the era of "Video Phone" and "Telephone," collaborations between Beyoncé and Lady Gaga, songs that also beget elaborate, cinematic music videos that ran constantly on VH1. Show More Summary

Kellyanne Conway's White Nationalist Retweet Is No Mistake

Late Monday, coming off of a long evening of responding to Gen. Mike Flynn's resignation as National Security Adviser, senior Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway found solace in a tweet from a user named Lib Hypocrisy: Conway not only retweeted...Show More Summary

Trump Knew About Michael Flynn Situation for "Weeks," Sean Spicer Says

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday that President Donald Trump has known for several weeks that his national security adviser, Michael Flynn, may have been untruthful about his communications with Russian ambassador...Show More Summary

Government Ethics Watchdog Urges Trump to Investigate Conway and Consider Disciplining Her

The government's top ethics watchdog sent a letter to the White House on Tuesday stating that Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Donald Trump, almost certainly broke ethics rules by promoting Ivanka Trump's clothing line and that...Show More Summary

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