In action after action, Trump appeals primarily to his dwindling base

President Trump pardoned a tough-on-immigration Arizona sheriff accused of racial profiling. He threatened a government shutdown if Congress won’t deliver border wall funding. He banned transgender people from serving in the military. And he is openly contemplating ending a program that shields from deportation young undocumented immigrants who consider the United States home. These and […]

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Wells Fargo Boosts Fake-Account Estimate 67% to 3.5 Million

Well Fargo Finds an Extra 1.4 Million Fake Accounts Wells Fargo & Co. raised its estimate for how many bogus accounts employees may have created, a sign the bank is still struggling to move past a scandal that sparked record fines and congressional investigations. An outside review into more than 165 million deposit and credit-card […]

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3,000 guard troops called up as ‘catastrophic’ Harvey causes deadly floods in Texas

HOUSTON — More than 3,000 national and state guard troops are being deployed to assist with relief and recovery efforts as the nation’s fourth-largest city and surrounding areas try to cope with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, which has transformed into a disaster of historic proportions. Gov. Greg Abbott (R) said in a news conference that […]

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Trump confronts unprecedented public rebuke by Gary Cohn after Charlottesville

© Provided by WP Company LLC d/b/a The Washington Post President Donald Trump speaks to the media in the lobby of Trump Tower, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 in New York. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) An unprecedented rebuke of President Trump by National Economic Council director Gary Cohn reverberated through Washington on Friday, forcing the White […]

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Here’s What You Need to Know About the New Guidelines for High Blood Pressure in Children

Sadly, no child is too young to have high blood pressure. In fact, an estimated 3.5 percent of children and adolescents in the U.S. have hypertension, or abnormally high blood pressure—and experts say that number is likely much higher.   To address these concerns (and catch the condition much earlier!), the American Academy of Pediatrics recently updated the […]

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‘Lemonade and Minute Maid’: The Beyhive Accuses Taylor Swift of Copying Beyoncé in New Music Video Teaser

Despite previous claims, there might be things that Taylor Swift does better than revenge. The singer, 27, returned to the spotlight this week with a brand new single, “Look What You Made Me Do” – a dark, biting track off of her upcoming album, Reputation – that seems to take hits at some of the […]

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Tesla Wins A Battle In Its War With Michigan

Tired of jousting with the governor of Michigan and its legislature over its desire to sell automobiles directly to customers in the Wolverine State, Tesla filed a federal lawsuit in 2016 claiming Michigan’s refusal to permit direct sales violated its rights under the United States Constitution. Here’s the relevant part of is pleadings in the […]

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North Korea warns of nuclear war if U.S. drill turns to ‘actual fighting’

North Korea warned Sunday that the joint U.S.-South Korean military exercises set to start Monday will be “adding fuel to the fire” of already heightened tensions with the United States and its allies.   An editorial in North Korea’s Rodong Sinmun newspaper described the annual military drill as “reckless behavior driving the situation into the uncontrollable phase of […]

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 might be out as soon as September 15th

For a while after the Note 7 debacle, the fate of Samsung’s supersized phone line was uncertain. It soon became pretty clear, though, that the Korean manufacturer isn’t killing the name: Samsung is launching the Galaxy Note 8 on August 23rd, and according to notable leaker Evan Blass (evleaks), it will be available as soon […]

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