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Donald Trump Assures Britain That He Is the ‘Opposite’ of Stupid, Has Many Muslim Friends

Donald Trump began his week sitting at a pub with Piers Morgan, explaining why David Cameron was wrong to call his Muslim ban "stupid, divisive, and wrong.""Number one, I'm not stupid, okay? I can tell you that right now — just the opposite," he assured the Good Morning Britain host. ... More »

President Obama Is Now His Own Anger Translator

Last year, President Obama delivered his speech at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner with his “anger translator,” who interjected punchy insults between the president’s staid remarks. The routine culminated with Obama growing so agitated discussing climate change — “Miami floods on a sunny day, and instead of doing anything about ... More »

How Ken Griffin Became the World’s Highest-Paid Hedge-Fund Manager

Chicago billionaire Ken Griffin this week landed at the top of the hedge-fund pay heap for 2015, earning a stunning $1.7 billion during a year when markets were flat and most hedge funds fizzled. What’s more, it’s the second year in a row that the CEO of the $25 billion Citadel ... More »

Fresh Intelligence: Obama Disses Trump, While Trump Disses the New York Times

Good morning and welcome to Fresh Intelligence, our roundup of the stories, ideas, and memes you'll be talking about today. In this edition Obama throws some expert shade, Trump defends his treatment of women, and Mark Zuckerberg will meet with conservatives. Here's the rundown for Monday, May 16. WEATHERMonday will be ... More »

President Obama on Donald Trump: 'Ignorance Is Not a Virtue'

On Sunday, President Obama gave a commencement speech at Rutgers University that also happened to be a scathing condemnation of Donald Trump. Without mentioning the presumptive nominee's name even once, the president spoke out against his "anti-intellectualism" and isolationist politics. "When our leaders express a disdain for facts, when they're ... More »

Hillary Clinton Will Give Bill Something to Do While She Leads the Free World

Hillary Clinton isn't the President of the United States just yet — okay, she's not even officially the Democratic nominee — but if she does manage to clinch the White House in November, it sounds like she's prepared. At a campaign stop in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky, Sunday evening, Clinton revealed that ... More »

How Donald Trump Got Tapped to Lead New York’s Israel Day Parade

It is one of Donald Trump’s chief foreign-policy credentials: that morning a dozen years ago when he marched down Fifth Avenue with the words grand marshal across his chest. “In spring 2004, at the height of violence in the Gaza Strip, I was the grand marshal of the 40th Salute to ... More »

Here’s How Hillary Clinton Should Attack Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s refusal to release his tax returns could be seen as a process issue, perhaps even a vetting question so important that it’s “disqualifying,” as Mitt Romney has called it. But perhaps it could be something more than that. It might be the thin end of the wedge that ... More »

Trump Has 'No Doubt' Refugees Will Stage a 9/11-Scale Attack in U.S.

Fresh off insisting that his proposal to ban Muslims from America was “just a suggestion,” Donald Trump has now predicted that refugees with ISIS-funded cell phones will conduct another 9/11-like terrorist attack in the U.S. In a segment of Trump’s Sunday appearance on National Border Patrol Council’s Green Line radio show, passed ... More »

Mark Zuckerberg to Meet With Glenn Beck and Other Conservatives Over Trending-Topics Controversy

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has arranged to meet with Glenn Beck and other conservative media leaders in attempt to assuage their concerns over a Gizmodo report that Facebook was downplaying conservative news subjects from its Trending Topics feature. Glenn Beck announced on Sunday morning, in a Facebook post no less, ... More »

At the State Level, GOP Falling In Line Behind Trump

Across eleven state conventions this weekend, Republican activists and operatives worked to unify under the newly inevitable Trump banner, and in some cases, stifle anti-Trump dissent, Politico reports. Thus, Trump supporters won elections to fill national convention delegate slots in most states with much more ease than in the past ... More »

‘Big Ass Turtle’ Survives High-Speed Car Crash in Florida

A Florida turtle is hopefully continuing to swim comfortably after surviving a head on high-speed collision with not one, but two cars on Interstate 4 near Deltona on Monday, according the Daytona Beach News-Journal. The second car was driven by 38-year-old Nicole Bjanes, who reported that the turtle was first ... More »

Anti-Trump Republicans Are Still Plotting an Independent Presidential Run

The Washington Post reports that a rogue group of Republicans, including former presidential candidate Mitt Romney, are still actively trying to plot an independent presidential run to prevent Donald Trump from making it to the White House. The #NeverTrump holdouts reportedly include Romney, conservative commentators William Kristol and Erick Erickson, ... More »

Vanessa Hudgens Carves a Heart into a Rock, is Fined $1,000 for Being Too Romantic

Vanessa Hudgens, always a heartbreaker, is now a heart-carver and a federal offender. She was fined $1,000 for etching a heart into a red rock wall Sedona, Arizona, during a Valentine’s Day trip with boyfriend Austin Butler. Defacing U.S. Forest Service features is a violation of federal law, and they ... More »

Three Dead After Massive Brawl in Moscow Cemetery

As many as three people are dead, 25 wounded, and 50 arrested after two rival groups of gravediggers got into a massive brawl in a Moscow cemetery on Saturday, according to Russian news agencies TASS and Russia Today. The fight was apparently over which group would control lucrative burial services in southwest ... More »

Macklemore and President Obama Team Up to Address Opioid Addiction

For President Obama's weekly White House address, he was joined by rapper-songwriter Macklemore to discuss the nation's growing opioid addiction problem. (And according to Billboard, he's the first non-administration official to ever join the commander-in-chief for the weekly address. Quite a feat.) The duo sat down to discuss the matter ... More »

GOP Megadonor Sheldon Adelson Pledges as Much as $100 Million to Support Trump

Casino magnate and conservative mega-donor Sheldon Adelson has told Donald Trump that he’s willing to break the bank to help the presumptive Republican nominee win the White House, according to the New York Times. That support could apparently surpass $100 million — more than the billionaire has contributed to any previous ... More »

NYPD Inspector Questioned in Corruption Probe Commits Suicide

Michael Ameri, an NYPD deputy inspector who’d been questioned as part of the ongoing NYPD corruption probe, committed suicide Friday afternoon outside a Suffolk County golf course. Ameri, 44, was found dead in his car in the course’s parking lot, where he shot himself in the head, according to police. ... More »

Puerto Rico Sees Its First Case of Zika-Related Microcephaly

Puerto Rico was dealt a big blow in its fight against the Zika virus, after officials with the CDC confirmed the commonwealth's first case of Zika-caused microcephaly on Friday. Puerto Rico leads the United States in cases of the mosquito-borne virus, but this was the first time officials have detected a ... More »

Are Republicans Falling Into a Democratic Trap on Transgender Bathrooms?

I first began to suspect Democrats of throwing chum into troubled waters on transgender-bathroom labeling upon reading reports that conservatives were determined to launch a platform fight at the Republican convention to make sure "bathrooms" were an important part of the GOP agenda. Yeah, bathrooms. Ridiculous, right? Not if you ... More »

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