A First-Grader’s Picasso-Like Painting Is Now Hanging At The Met

June 20, 2017

… every 10 artists is selected; she hopes to see that ratio grow over time. Another longterm goal is building awareness of these kinds of exhibitions those that value local community and the universality of artistic expression as opposed to the fabled genius of the dead, White chosen few. Its not as if these projects havent been happening all around the country, Jackson-Dumont said. And yet you can probably count on your hands the number of times you read about something like this. People, I …

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Trump defiant as pressure grows

June 19, 2017

Washington (CNN)America is edging ever closer to a new long, national nightmare, given President Donald Trump’s explosive response to signs that special counsel Robert Mueller is approaching the epicenter of White House power. Trump appears willing to test the bounds of convention and his own powers against a legal and political establishment that he believes is conspiring against him. The higher the pressure, the more defiant the President becomes. The tweet sparked …

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Patagonia’s CEO Is Ready To Lead The Corporate Resistance To Trump

June 19, 2017

… terse statement that day. An attempt to change the boundaries ignores the review process of cultural and historical characteristics and the public input. Reversing Obamas Bears Ears designation would be an unprecedented assault on a presidential prerogative created in the 1906 Antiquities Act. Nearly every president has wielded the act to preserve tribal lands and natural wonders. Only Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush declined to use the law, according to . But no White House …

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After the game, can the good feelings last?

June 16, 2017

… “They’ve sparked protests in the streets, refused to approve White House nominees, destroyed our health care system, and used the media to spew vicious rhetoric against the President.” Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi earlier pushed back hard at suggestions by some conservatives that left wing rhetoric was to blame for Wednesday’s attack. “I think that the comments made by my Republican colleagues are outrageous, beneath the dignity of the job that they …

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What would happen if Trump tried to fire special counsel Mueller

June 14, 2017

(CNN)Newsmax CEO Christopher Ruddy created a storm of controversy when he suggested Monday that President Trump was contemplating firing the newly appointed Special Counsel Robert Mueller III, a man destined to be a festering thorn in the side of the Trump administration for months or years to come. And on Tuesday, aboard Air Force One, White House deputy press secretary Sarah Sanders addressed the idea of firing Mueller with these words: “while the President has the right to, he has no …

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Senators reach Russia sanctions deal

June 13, 2017

… else he would move a sanctions measure. Despite mixed signals from the President and his administration this year over sanctions, a senior source on Capitol Hill said the White House is not fighting congressional efforts to push through the measure. Sen. Ben Cardin, the top Democrat on foreign relations, expressed confidence Monday that Trump would sign off on it. “I would be very, very surprised if the President vetoes this bill. Now he’s surprised me on a lot of things. But we …

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Russia cloud settles in over Trump’s White House

June 12, 2017

Washington (CNN)The Russia “cloud” is growing over President Donald Trump and threatening to wreck another week for the embattled White House as one of his closest allies tries to avoid a public spectacle on Capitol Hill. RELATED: Source: Sessions’ plans to testify surprised Senate intelligence panel members Trump makes surprise visit at couple’s wedding Trump Jr.: No ambiguity in my father’s orders …

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Bill Maher Is A Dangerous White Man

June 12, 2017

… utterance to the conclusion of this Fridays episode, was troublesome theater the chronicle of a racially insensitive joke from birth to burial, all before a predominately White audience while paying very little deference to black people who the joke concerned. The cover-up is worse than the crime itself In this sense, racism is never inexcusable it is integral to our present society. Rather, it is the perpetrators of racism who are inexcusable never to be banished, always to be forgiven …

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Melania Trump moves in

June 11, 2017

(CNN)The White House East Wing has thus far been functioning with a first lady in absentia — but soon, that will change. What we learned about Melania Trump from her first international trip Melania Trump’s role on first foreign trip What issues will the First Lady embrace? How Melania Trump met the 45th President …

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House, Senate investigators seek Trump tapes, Comey memos

June 11, 2017

(CNN)House and Senate investigators fired off a series of requests after former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony, seeking memos of his private discussions with President Donald Trump and any records the White House kept of their discussion — including audio recordings. The leaders of the Senate judiciary’s probe sent Richman the request Thursday and asked he provide it by Friday. A source familiar with the matter said Richman has been in touch with Senate judiciary …

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Second Lady Pence Pushes Bee Conservation, An Effort One Critic Labels ‘Hypocritical’

June 8, 2017

Pence and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdueunveiled the new hive home to a growing population of some 20,000 bees at an event Tuesday and urged Americans to do their own part to help reverse an ongoing worldwide decline in the bee population, according to a White House release. Friends of the Earth, called the White House request extremely hypocritical in light of the administrations proposed cuts to funding for environmental protection. In a statement accompanying the White House …

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Question Trump’s FBI nominee — but give him a fair hearing

June 8, 2017

… energy, by all means let’s protest and march. But before we Democrats raise our pitchforks over the Wray nomination, let’s wait to see what the next few days of reporting uncover. Let’s see what background quotes come from the FBI and the law enforcement community. Let’s figure out if he is someone who could take his years in public service fighting against White-collar crime and translate it to lead the FBI at a tumultuous time for the bureau. Let’s be what many …

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Donald Trump May Find Time To Live-Tweet James Comey’s Testimony

June 7, 2017

Trump will weigh in if he feels the need to respond to anything Comey says, The Washington Posts Robert Costa reported on Tuesday. I was just talking to some White House officials this morning and their view is that the president himself wants to be the messenger, his own warrior, his own lawyer, his own spokesman, Costa said on MSNBC. The president is expected to be tweeting on Thursday in response to Comey, not to stay quiet during the testimony, because he himself wants to be the one …

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Now You Can Read A 100-Year-Old Elven Love Story By J.R.R. Tolkien

June 5, 2017

Today, a version of the storyedited by Tolkiens son Christopher goes on sale. In it, the original is kept intact, published alongside revisions and marginalia. According to BBC News, the story was inspired in part by Tolkiens wife, Edith. On a walk in an East Yorkshire wood Tolkiens wife Edith danced in a glade filled with White flowers, which became the key scene in Beren and Lthien, Tolkien specialist John Garth told the outlet. The names Beren and Lthien are also engraved on the …

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Trump Sought Reassurance From Fox News Before He Dumped Climate Pact

June 3, 2017

… She added: He was excited about this today; it was going to be a big speech and a lot of people would be excited about it. However, there would be people that would be upset and disappointed.He would do his best to explain. Guilfoyle has a law degree and has worked for Fox News since 2006, beginning with a program that focused on crime and legal issues. The gushing Guilfoyle recently revealed that shes on a short list of candidates to replace White House press secretary Sean Spicer,who …

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9 Times Donald Trump Twisted Facts In His Speech Quitting Paris Accord

June 2, 2017

President Donald Trump announced plans to withdraw from the Paris climate accord on Thursday with a White House speech that made the historic agreement sound like a trade deal, which it isnt. But that was just one of the thorns in his Rose Garden statement. The nonbinding pact to reduce planet-warming emissions, approved by every country but Syria and Nicaragua, commits its signatories to slashing greenhouse gas outputs and coming back to the negotiating table every five years to seek more …

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Trump Grants Ethics Waivers To 17 Top White House Staffers

June 2, 2017

President Donald Trumphas granted ethics waivers to at least 17 of his top White House aides, including chief strategist Steve Bannon, Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and senior counselor Kellyanne Conway, in addition to four former lobbyists. The late Wednesday but granted on various dates, undermine Trumps campaign pledge to drain the swamp in Washington. They also reveal a president who is granting ethics waivers at an unusually rapid pace. The 17 senior White House appointees were all …

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People Are Not Happy About This Body-Shaming Snow White Movie

June 1, 2017

Chastains choice of adjective could certainly apply to the marketing campaign for an upcoming animated film that many spotted at the festival. The ad shows the tall, thin heroine wearing red high-heeled shoes next to a shorter, heavier version of herself barefoot and holding the shoes. The suggestion that a shorter, rounder Snow White is no longer beautiful attracted the ire of many parents with young kids. My kids will never see this, added another. Red Shoes and the 7 Dwarfs is a …

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Kushner Following Trump’s Orders On Secret Russian Link, Former CIA Official Suggests

May 30, 2017

Reports that top White House adviserJared Kushner attempted to establish a secret communication link with Russiahas an ex-CIA official wondering if he was acting on his or following orders and if so, whose orders. Mudd was referring to last weeks Washington Post report that Kushner met in December with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. to discuss establishing a secret communication channel to the Kremlinthat could not be monitored by U.S. intelligence using Russian facilities. The link was …

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Twitter Had Lots Of Theories About Those Flashing Red Lights On The White House

May 30, 2017

A local Fox station, which had its camera feed pointed at the White House, said the flashes could be seen around 8:30 p.m. EDT from windows on the executive mansions second-floor. The lights seemed to be strobing inside the building, the news station wrote on its Facebook page. Were working to find out what those were. No explanation was immediately available from the White House, so naturally Twitter users started offering up some thoughts: Apparently, Johnsons speculation was …

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The Portland Heroes Who Stood Up To Hate

May 29, 2017

… of all people. In his final act of bravery, he held true to what he believed is the way forward. He will live in our hearts forever as the just, brave, loving, hilarious and beautiful soul he was. Ricky John Best, 53, was killed while intervening when an alleged White supremacist was harassing two teenage girls on Portland’s MAX train.  He was always the first person you would go to for help, Kareen Perkins, one of Bests colleagues, told The Oregonian/Oregon Live. Ive talked to …

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Trump Declares Victory, Heads Home To Face More Russia Scandal

… were pleased to hear following eight years of criticism on the issue from Obama. Things started going downhill for Trump, though, in Rome. For the first time, there were protests against him, albeit not very large, thanks to the mayor whose party leader, Beppe Grillo, admires Trump. And although the White House got the Vatican audience it wanted, Pope Francis dour facial expressions likely were not the images it had hoped for. At the unveiling of a memorial at NATO headquarters to the …

May 28, 2017
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White House Facebook Page Snubs Gay Prime Minister’s Husband, Fixes It After Backlash

The photo, posted to an album titled President Trumps Trip Abroad, featured the spouses of NATO leaders gathering before dinnerat the Royal Castle of Laeken in Brussels. Twitter users were quick to point out the missing name and accused the White House of doing it on purpose.Scott Bixby of The Daily Beast called the caption homophobic. Thousands of photos were taken over the course of a very big, very busy international trip, deputy press secretary Stephanie Grisham told Johnson in an …

May 28, 2017
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REPORT: Trump To Set Up ‘War Room’ To Repel Russia Probe Attacks

Trumps advisers are planning to establish a war room to combat mounting questions about communication between Russia and his presidential campaign before and after Novembers presidential election, while bringing new aides into the White House, administration officials and persons close to Trump told Reuters. Upon Trumps return, the administration will add experienced political professionals, including Trumps former campaign manager, and possibly more lawyers to handle the Russia probe, which …

May 27, 2017
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