Vladimir Putin has laughed off suggestions that he will seek re-election in 2030 following his landslide victory, according to the preliminary results. Read Full Article at RT.com
Our regular examination of Donald Trump's weekend tweeting habits has taken a bit of a dark turn. It seems evident now that, at whatever moment Trump is sure that Robert Mueller's investigation has gotten the goods on him, he fully intends to fire Mueller and dare the rest of the nation to make something of it. Donald Trump is not a complex man. He is obsessed with only two things: self-adulation, and self-preservation. It is no coincidence that immediately after the special counsel investigating Russian election interference targeted the Trump Organization, directly, with a subpoena for Russia-related documents that Trump spontaneously combusted. xThe Mueller probe should never have been started in that there was no collusion and there was no crime. It was based on fraudulent activities and a Fake Dossier paid for by Crooked Hillary and the DNC, and improperly used in FISA COURT for surveillance of my campaign. WITCH HUNT!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 18, 2018 Until now Trump's staff has largely curtailed his instinct to attack Robert Mueller by name, even as he sends off spittle-flecked rants towards every other of his perceived enemies. That they can no longer contain those efforts demonstrates both their dwindling power over the garbage fire behind the desk and his own increasing fury—or panic—as the investigation brings down indictment after indictment. The reason for Trump's alarm is evident. Federal investigators would not be taking the dramatic step of subpoenaing documents from the private company of a sitting president unless they had strong suspicions of what they would find; it may even be likely that investigators have knowledge of key events or documents, and that the subpoena is yet another opportunity for the team to ensnare anyone in Trump's circle stupid enough to attempt to hide them. And it's becoming increasingly clear that Mueller's investigation is closing in on the actions of Donald Trump's core team; not just Manafort, Flynn, and Papadopoulos, but Sessions, Don Jr., and Trump himself. So yes, the man is coming apart at the seams.
Facing our third winter snow storm during the first two weeks of March, hoping the power stays on and my internet holds up, I wondered why on earth March was selected for Women’s History Month. I mean, who decides these things? And why only one month for one-half of the world’s population? Granted, one should be thankful for small favors, but still—one month? So, turning to the Google machine, I learned that the first celebration of women’s history was not a month, but only one week long and occurred in Sonoma County, California, in 1978. It was held during March to include March 8, International Women’s Day, according to the National Women’s History Project. Organized by the Education Task Force of the Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women, the project concluded with a parade through downtown Santa Rosa at the end of the week. The movement to celebrate women’s contributions to our history spread across the country, and pressure was brought to bear upon our elected representatives during an era when it mattered. A Democratic congresswoman from Maryland, Barbara Mikulski, and a junior senator from Utah, Orrin Hatch, co-sponsored a congressional resolution for National Women’s History Week 1981. (It was indeed a different era.) From the Women’s History Month.gov website: Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as “Women’s History Week.” In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month.” Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.” And in typical Trump fashion, there is nothing on the website to indicate that this year, or last year, a proclamation had been issued designating March as Women’s History Month. Whether the oversight is due to a simple failure to update the .gov website or to Trump’s general disdain for women is hard to tell. And it doesn’t really matter, as the result is the same.
Virginia is a not-so-far-off land of opportunity, despite «Trump Country» labels, according to Woodson
An intimate journey through a family tradition
Juan Escalante is not yet 30, but he’s already a decade-long veteran in the fight for immigrant rights. It was a movement he found himself thrust into at just 17, when he began applying to colleges in his home state of Florida and found out that he was undocumented because an unscrupulous lawyer had screwed up his family’s paperwork. Having come from Venezuela to the United States on a valid work visa, Escalante, his two brothers, and parents were suddenly left out in the cold. “We got into a so-called ‘line,’” Escalante told ThinkProgress in 2014. “A lot of people jump to the conclusion that my parents were at fault. My parents had no fault in getting me where I am. The immigration system is broken.” The fear of deportation understandably forces many immigrant families into the shadows to live, work, and above all else, be invisible as a form of self-preservation. But Escalante didn’t just step forward out of the shadows: he spoke out. By 2009, two years after he found out about his status, Escalante had both traveled to Washington to advocate for an incarnation of the DREAM Act and enrolled at Florida State University, eventually graduating with a bachelor’s degree in political science and then a master’s in public administration. At FSU, he was elected to the Student Senate and advocated for pro-immigrant policies to help others. But it was an action from Barack Obama in 2012—the announcement of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)—that helped him. For Escalante, DACA didn’t just mean a chance to work legally and protection from deportation. It meant a chance to continue thriving, eventually landing his dream job as director of digital campaigns for America’s Voice, a D.C.-based immigration reform advocacy group. Around 800,000 young immigrants enrolled in the program before the Trump administration announced its rescission last September, a decision that has now left Escalante and program recipients in limbo. “Am I worried? A bit, but then again who wouldn't be when the threat of deportation hangs over their head,” Escalante told Daily Kos this past week, the six-month mark that Congress was given to act on permanent protections. They haven’t. “That is why I continue to advocate, because I refuse to sit by as this administration threatens and destroys the livelihood of millions of hard-working immigrants.”
Current Facebook researcher formerly worked for a company that reportedly provided information to controversial data firm.
Facebook’s user data is a powerful tool for marketing and research. What responsibility does the social network have when an app maker allegedly breaks its terms and lies about it?
Commentary: A new Samsung phone emerges. So I thought I'd see how it's being sold in carrier stores. It ended up being a very strange day.
If you haven't heard, Toys R Us is shutting down.
The company, which was founded in 2015 and currently operates in Gurugram, competes with the likes of Grofers and Bigbasket.
Tech hath no fury like a multi-billion dollar social media giant scorned. In the latest turn of the developing scandal around how Facebook’s user data wound up in the hands of Cambridge Analytica — for use in the in development in psychographic profiles that may or may not have played a part in the election […]
New scientific evidence has strengthened the case for reserving testosterone therapy for well-documented cases of hypogonadism, a condition where the body does not produce enough testosterone, experts concluded in an updated Clinical Practice Guideline.
Giving one year of estrogen replacement to female athletes with exercise-induced menstrual irregularities improves drive for thinness, body dissatisfaction and uncontrolled eating, a new study finds.
A new study lends further evidence to a suspected link between abnormal breast growth in young boys -- called prepubertal gynecomastia -- and regular exposure to lavender or tea tree oil, by finding that key chemicals in these common plant-derived oils act as endocrine-disrupting chemicals.
Chemicals found in a variety of routinely used consumer products may be contributing to the substantial drop in sperm counts and sperm quality among men in recent decades, a new study in mice suggests.
New research in mice provides an explanation for how exposure to the widely used chemical bisphenol A (BPA) during pregnancy, even at levels lower than the regulated 'safe' human exposure level, can lead to altered brain development and behavior later in life.
NEW YORK (AP) - The music comedy group Flight of the Conchords has postponed a series of tour dates after Bret McKenzie injured his hand in what he called a «very rock 'n' roll injury - falling down some stairs.» In a statement posted on the band's website on Sunday, ...
It’s your boy J. Thor Kensen back with another list for you, and this one’s topical because it’s always topical. Why’s that? Because people are always having babies. Seriously. They’re doing it pretty […] The post 11 Demons and Devils to Name Your Baby After appeared first on Geek.com.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama's tourism agency is promoting a series of walking tours that will start next month in cities both large and small. About 30 communities statewide are offering the free, hour-long strolls beginning April 7. Community leaders will conduct walking tours in historic areas with starting points ...
BOSTON (AP) - The battle over the proposed sale of dozens of works of art by a Massachusetts museum is headed to the state's highest court. A single justice of the Supreme Judicial Court is scheduled to hear from both sides of the dispute Tuesday. The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield ...
It’s Women’s History Month, and we here at Geek want to celebrate that by highlighting some of the most important Women in geek history. Today I’d like to highlight a world-renowned Tarot expert, […] The post Rachel Pollack’s Influence on DC Comics is Still Being Felt Today appeared first on Geek.com.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The prospects for are worsening for the latest proposal to impose new tolls on motorists entering the busiest parts of Manhattan as skeptical lawmakers balk at the plan. Earlier this year, a state panel had recommended tolls of up to $11 or more as a way ...
FANTASY PLAYS: Lots of depth at shortstop this season
CHICAGO (AP) - St. Louis Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko has been ruled out for their game at Chicago due to an upper-body injury.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Tara VanDerveer offered up the perfect game-plan to stymie Florida Gulf Coast's fabulous 3-point shooters: Send them to the ailing, undermanned Golden State Warriors on Monday so Stanford's defense might get a break.
Truex, who had yet to win a stage entering Sunday’s race, completed a sweep with a dominating Stage 2 victory over Brad Keselowski.Kyle Busch was third, Denny Hamlin fourth and Erik Jones completed the top-five.Completing the Top 10 and also earning stage points were Joey Logano, Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Larson, Clint Bowyer and rookie William Byron.Logano was the first off pit road ... Keep reading