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Trump replacing Sessions with Whitaker isn't just disastrous, it's unconstitutional

Not only is former DOJ chief of staff Matt Whitaker’s appointment to succeed former Attorney General Jeff Sessions as acting head of the agency disastrous, it’s seriously unconstitutional.  Let’s start with some basics: The Appointments Clause of

Panthers recall forward Denis Malgin from AHL Springfield

Florida Panthers GM Dale Tallon announced Wednesday that the club has recalled forward Denis Malgin from the Springfield Thunderbirds.

Post-Brexit bid to curb foreign player imports splits soccer

Just like the politicians, English soccer is divided by Brexit

‘The Flash’ Season 5, Episode 6 Recap: A New Villain Debuts to Little End

Sometimes you think you know what you want from The Flash. These past few weeks, the most enjoyable arcs have been watching Ralph and Sherloque play detective and watching Caitlin solve the mystery […] The post ‘The Flash’ Season 5, Episode

Niantic Tapped For GPS-Based Augmented Reality Tourism Games

Can Niantic do for tourism what it’s done for pocket monsters? Known for augmented reality games Ingress and Pokemon Go, the software developer is partnering with the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) […] The post Niantic Tapped Fo

Rep. Seth Moulton pens bogus argument against Pelosi as speaker

Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton, one of the key ringleaders of the conservative uprising against Nancy Pelosi's leadership, laid out his best argument Tuesday against her speakership complete with bogus reasoning and dated polling to back it up. The crux of M

Trump praises Saudi Arabia for lowering oil prices, urges cheaper crude

US President Donald Trump has praised Saudi Arabia for the recent plunge in oil prices, likening it to “a big tax cut” that could boost the US and global economies. Read Full Article at RT.com

Quantum Machines raises $5.5M to build control and operational layer for quantum computers

Quantum Machines, an Israeli startup launched by three Ph.D. physicists, wants to build the operational and control layer for quantum computing. Today, it announced a $5.5 million seed investment led by TLV ventures with participation from Battery Ventures. T

Vibrant Gradients of Suspended Yarn Reflect HOTTEA’S Personal Memories

Eric Rieger, known by the moniker HOTTEA (previously), is a graffiti writer turned installation artist whose medium of choice is yarn. With it, he creates colorful large-scale works inspired by the moments, experiences, and people in his life. Whether flowin

Prosecutor requests arrest of Peru soccer federation head

A Peruvian prosecutor has requested the arrest of the president of the country's soccer federation in a case that links him to two murders

Nick Wright isn’t buying Kevin Durant’s spat with Draymond Green won’t impact his free agency decision

Nick Wright and Cris Carter talks NBA on today's show. Hear why Nick had to say about Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors.

Panthers forward Vincent Trocheck out indefinitely following surgery to repair fractured ankle

Florida Panthers GM Dale Tallon announced that forward Vincent Trocheck underwent successful surgery to repair an ankle fracture and will be out indefinitely.

Reliance Jio to take over as service provider for Railways from January 1

Railways has been using Bharti Airtel for over six years for which it paid around Rs 100 crore bill per year.

Capital norms deferment to raise banks#39; lending capacity by 3.5 lakh cr: Experts

The additional amount will help provide much-needed fund for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and non-banking financial companies (NBFCs)that are facing cash crunch.

R Chandrashekhar wanted YES Bank to focus on finding successor of Rana Kapoor: Sources

Chandrashekhar also confirmed that the management, including Kapoor, had wanted him to stay with the bank.

Quit YES Bank board over no focus on finding next MD & CEO: Chandrashekhar

Former independent director of YES Bank Rentala Chandrashekar quit the board as he was not happy with the recent developments in the bank, which seemed non-focussed to find a successor of its MD & CEO Rana Kapoor, sources said Wednesday. The former bureaucra

No. 11 Texas faces Kansas with Big 12 title berth at stake

No. 11 Texas can clinch a spot in the revived Big 12 title game if it beats Kansas on Friday

No. 2 Clemson faces rival South Carolina seeking 12-0 season

No. 2 Clemson is looking to finish a perfect, 12-0 season and its fifth straight rivalry win when it takes on South Carolina on Saturday night

No. 1 Alabama tries for perfect regular season vs Auburn

No. 1 Alabama tries for perfect regular season vs Auburn as big favorite in Iron Bowl

MotoGP riders praise Oncu for «unreal» Moto3 win

Having won the Red Bull Rookies Cup in 2018, Oncu will make his full-time debut in Moto3 next year with the Ajo KTM team, but was given a wildcard opportunity for the Valencia finale. The 15-year-old already impressed by qualifying fourth but then ended up wi

Arkansas Medicaid work requirement fiasco actually causing working people to lose jobs

One of the 12,000 people in Arkansas who have been summarily kicked off of Medicaid and who are suing the state over it is Adrian McGonigal. Ironically, this formerly full-time worker ultimately lost his job over the state's work requirement. The Washington P

Mom's Phone Call Helps Uncover Oldest Long-Necked Dinosaur on Record

Not only is the beast the oldest sauropodomorph, but it had the longest neck ever.

950-Mile-Long Cloud Spotted Over Martian Volcano. And It Has Staying Power.

Unlike other Martian cloud structures that seem to poof in and out of existence, this one has staying power.

Infectious 'Prions' Found in the Eyes of Patients with Fatal Brain Disease

People with the rare and fatal brain disorder Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) show signs of the disease in their eyes, according to a new study.

The Strange History of the Turkey Tail

The fate of turkey tails shows how Americans have shifted from eating whole animals to focusing on choice cuts – and the surprising places where unwanted parts end up.

No More 'BFR': Elon Musk Changes Name of Mars Rocket

Elon Musk is rebranding SpaceX's Mars-colonizing spaceflight system yet again.

Black Friday 2018 deals: iPad for $250, HP touchscreen laptop for $530 and other PC, Chromebook, tablet sales - CNET

Staples starts early with a $210 Chromebook and HP offers up 15.6-inch touchscreen laptop with Core i7 for $530.

Watch: ESA, NASA Celebrate 20 Years of the ISS

The International Space Station turned 20 this week, and ESA celebrated with a stunning timelapse video from outer space. The European Space Agency on Monday released a 15-minute movie, featuring more than 21,000 […] The post Watch: ESA, NASA Celebrate

Ericsson determined to show Sauber what it's missing

Sauber has signed Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi for 2019, while Ericsson has inked a full-season deal with the Schmidt Peterson IndyCar squad and will dovetail that campaign with a Sauber reserve driver role. Ericsson has not given up hope on returnin

McLaren unveils special livery for Alonso's F1 farewell

Alonso announced earlier this year he will not race in F1 next year, and the Spaniard will race in a special colour scheme to mark the occasion of his final race with McLaren. The colours of his helmet - blue, yellow and red - have been incorporated into the

Removing toxic mercury from contaminated water

Water which has been contaminated with mercury and other toxic heavy metals is a major cause of environmental damage and health problems worldwide. Now, researchers present a totally new way to clean contaminated water, through an electrochemical process.

Women benefit from mammography screening beyond age 75

Women age 75 years and older should continue to get screening mammograms because of the comparatively high incidence of breast cancer found in this age group, according to a new study.

Process of getting ATF under GST bracket underway, says Jayant Sinha

Amid domestic carriers facing «substantial losses», the Federation of Indian Airlines (FIA) has sought concessions from the civil aviation ministry, including additional time to pay oil companies and airport operators.

Hero, Yamaha, Mitsui partner for electric bicycles

Yamaha Motor will supply Hero Cycles with drive units (E-kits), the power source designed for electrically power assisted bicycles

Democratic wins in secretary of state races could have big impact on voting rights

Democrats have won secretary of state offices in Arizona, Michigan and Colorado — here’s why it matters

This is the smartest travel jacket you’ll ever own

The BauBax Men’s Bomber Jacket and Sweatshirt are the Swiss Army knives of men’s apparel.

High stakes, entrenched interests and the Trump rollback of environmental regulations

The Trump administration’s stance of environmental issues has long-lasting impact according to UN report

With hospitalization losing favor, judges order outpatient mental health treatment

Since its inception, the court-ordered intervention has generated controversy.

Mob boss gone mad: Trump longs to go after Clinton, apologizes for murderers

How low can he go? Trump still yearns to “lock up” Hillary, but says “who cares?” on Khashoggi killing

Cartoon: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez—socialist but uses money

Follow me on Twitter at @MattBors and check out the comics magazine I’ve launched at The Nib.

Morning Digest: We're calculating 2018 results by congressional district, starting with Oklahoma

Leading Off ● Governor-by-CD: With the 2018 midterms behind us, Daily Kos Elections has now started calculating the results of the Senate and gubernatorial elections broken down by congressional district. We're beginning in Oklahoma, which hosted an unusua
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