Tom Hanks sends White House press corps a new espresso machine
Thu, 02 Mar 2017 12:22:32 -0500
Tom Hanks sends White House press corps a new espresso machine Days after President Trump declared war on the press, calling the “fake news” media “the enemy of the people” and canceling his appearance at the upcoming White House Correspondents’ Dinner, the White House press corps got a shot of support from one of America’s most beloved actors: Tom Read More...
Under fire, Sessions says he’s willing to recuse himself from Russia probe if ‘appropriate’
Thu, 02 Mar 2017 09:26:14 -0500
Under fire, Sessions says he’s willing to recuse himself from Russia probe if ‘appropriate’ Attorney General Jeff Sessions says that he is willing to recuse himself “whenever it’s appropriate” amid growing bipartisan calls for him to do so. “I have said whenever it’s appropriate, I will recuse myself,” Sessions told an NBC News reporter early Thursday morning. During a tour Read More...
Forget Trump’s speech. Look at his budget.
Thu, 02 Mar 2017 05:00:52 -0500
Forget Trump’s speech. Look at his budget. It was a kinder, gentler, somewhat maudlin version of his campaign speech that President Trump delivered to Congress Tuesday. Speechifying aside, though, we did learn something significant this week about the president’s governing vision, because he also previewed the budget he will send to Read More...
President Oprah? President Zuckerberg? The rich and famous seem to be asking: Why not me?
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:24:19 -0500
President Oprah? President Zuckerberg? The rich and famous seem to be asking: Why not me? Once upon a time in America, being a rich celebrity was considered its own reward. No one suspected that anything was lacking in the lives of tech billionaires, Hollywood moguls or famous talk-show hosts. Then came Donald Trump, and suddenly the wealthiest .01 percent was confronted with a new Read More...
Thousands flee Boko Haram attacks around Nigeria's Chibok: IOM
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 13:52:47 -0500
Thousands flee Boko Haram attacks around Nigeria's Chibok: IOM Some 7,000 people have fled from villages around the northeast Nigerian town of Chibok because of Boko Haram attacks, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Wednesday. The IOM said an estimated 4,449 people or 740 households have fled to Chibok itself since February 25, "seeking Read More...
Ex-CIA spy freed in Portugal, avoids extradition over kidnapping
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 13:51:10 -0500
Ex-CIA spy freed in Portugal, avoids extradition over kidnapping By Andrei Khalip and Jonathan Landay LISBON (Reuters) - A former CIA officer convicted of involvement in the 2003 kidnapping of an Egyptian cleric in Italy was released by authorities in Lisbon, Portugal on Wednesday after winning a last-minute reprieve from extradition. Sabrina de Sousa, a dual Read More...