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Donald Trump, Champion of the Working Class, Is Filling His Cabinet With Billionaires

On Tuesday, Donald Trump and his possible choice for secretary of state Mitt Romney were photographed dining at Jean-Georges, a three-star Michelin restaurant located inside the president-elect's Manhattan hotel property. The two men,...Show More Summary

Trump Likely Broke With His Own Stance in Indiana Manufacturing Deal

President-elect Donald Trump and his team are celebrating the announcement that a company that came under fire for planning to move 1,400 jobs to Mexico will keep around 1,000 of those jobs in Indiana. The announcement late Tuesday came...Show More Summary

Canada Just Heroically Banned a Nasty Pesticide

While President-elect Donald Trump ponders which anti-regulation stalwart to place at the head of the US Environmental Protection Agency, Health Canada—our northern neighbor's version of the EPA—just took a bold step toward protecting the environment. Show More Summary

Trump's Pledge to Deal With Conflicts of Interest May Be an Empty Promise

Donald Trump pledged on Wednesday morning to divorce himself from his business operations that threaten to bring enormous conflicts of interest to the Oval Office. In a series of tweets, Trump promised a major press conference on December...Show More Summary

Trump Announces His Intention to Leave "Great Business" and Focus on Making America Great

Amid mounting concerns over his ever-growing potential conflicts of interests, Donald Trump on Wednesday said he intends to abandon his businesses "in total" so he can properly lead the country. The president-elect posted a series of...Show More Summary

Your Boss Should Let You Sleep In More Often

Feeling tired? Yeah, I know—it's the middle of the week, and a lot of us are in the same boat: More than a third of Americans aren't getting enough sleep on a regular basis. That's doing more than messing with our moods and our health—it's taking a measurable toll on the economy. Show More Summary

How Trump Can Quash Obama’s Last Effort to Fight the Coal Industry

As the clock ticks down to the beginning of Donald Trump's presidency, the Obama administration is moving to enact one final measure aimed at cutting coal pollution. According to a spokesperson for the Interior Department, the administration...Show More Summary

Robots Are Growing Tons of Our Food. Here's the Creepy Part.

Armando Veve You don't see self-driving cars taking over American cities yet, but robotic tractors already roar through our corn and soybean farms, helping to plant and spray crops. They also gather huge troves of data, measuring moisture levels in the soil and tracking unruly weeds. Show More Summary

Pressure Grows on Trump to Fully Reject the Hate Groups That Love Him

A coalition of human rights groups urged president-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday to make a clear break from the hateful and racist rhetoric that marked his presidential campaign by forcefully denouncing white nationalists and takingShow More Summary

Senior Senate Democrat Calls for Congressional Probe of Russian Meddling in US Election

The future top Democrat in the Senate has called for a congressional investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York, who will succeed the retiring Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) as the Senate minority...Show More Summary

The Republican Governor of North Carolina Has Finally Run Out of Options

The North Carolina State Board of Elections on Monday night dismissed the bulk of Republican Gov. Pat McCrory's ballot challenges in the disputed governor's race. Their ruling, along with a vote difference of more than 9,000 votes for...Show More Summary

Donald Trump Couldn't Get a Job in His Own Administration, According to his Own Administration

Donald Trump's transition team needs to hire over 4,000 new staff to run the next administration, and the website for applicants contains a dire warning for anyone who thinks he or she can mix personal business with public business. "Consideration is taken for possible conflicts of interest," the website declares. Show More Summary

Forget the First Amendment. Donald Trump Now Wants to Criminalize Flag Burning.

In 1989, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that flag burning constituted free speech and was therefore protected under the First Amendment—a decision even the late Justice Antonin Scalia agreed with. President-elect Donald Trump, however, has a different opinion. Show More Summary

What Trump Really Means When He Talks About "Government Schools"

About halfway through Glenn Beck's 2010 "paranoid thriller" The Overton Window, his protagonist discovers a slide deck detailing a secret leftist plot to gradually subvert the American Way and take over the United States. The conspirators (who include the protagonist's dad) are employing an insidious, if somewhat wonky, tactic. Show More Summary

Trump's Billionaire Education Secretary Has Been Trying to Gut Public Schools for Years

Last Wednesday, President-elect Donald Trump announced that he would nominate billionaire activist and Republican fundraiser Betsy DeVos as his education secretary. The news came as a shock to the education world—DeVos' ideas for school...Show More Summary

The Governor of North Dakota Has Ordered the Eviction of Thousands of Anti-Pipeline Protesters

North Dakota Governor Jack Dalyrimple has issued an executive order demanding the "mandatory evacuation of all persons" from the main site of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) protests near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. The executive...Show More Summary

Potential Trump Pick for Homeland Security Wants to Send up to 1 Million People to Gitmo

Donald Trump was scheduled to meet Monday with Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr., a Trump supporter and surrogate during the campaign, who is now reportedly being considered to head the Department of Homeland Security. Clarke...Show More Summary

After the Election, Trump Maintains his Bizarre Relationship with Conspiracy-Pushing Website

On the Sunday after Thanksgiving, as part of a multi-tweet rant against Green Party candidate Jill Stein's recount effort in Wisconsin (and perhaps Michigan and Pennsylvania), president-elect Donald Trump questioned the integrity ofShow More Summary

Top Republican Won't Respond to Call to Probe Trump's Conflicts of Interests

In August, when it looked likely that Hillary Clinton would win the presidency, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), chairman of the House Oversight Committee, insisted that no one should have any doubt that he would be tough on the next president...Show More Summary

Trump Considers Petraeus for Top Job, But His Security Violations Were Worse Than Clinton's

After months of attacking and threatening to jail Hillary Clinton for allegedly mishandling classified information, President-elect Donald Trump has apparently decided none of that stuff really matters. Trump is meeting today with retired general and former CIA director David Petraeus to consider him for Clinton's former job as Secretary of State. Show More Summary

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