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Tuesday, August 01, 2017

President Trump said the head of the Boy Scouts called his recent address "the greatest speech that was ever made to them," days before the chief scout executive apologized for his remarks. read more


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Trump administration on Tuesday pushed forward with its bid to undo an Obama administration rule to extend mandatory overtime pay to 4.2 million workers and said it was considering treating workers differently based on location and industry. read more


Saturday, July 08, 2017

Nelsan Ellis -- famous for his role as Lafayette Reynolds on HBO's True Blood -- has passed away at age 39, Variety can confirm. The actor died after complications from heart failure. ... After a single season on Fox's The Inside opposite Rachel Nichols and Adam Baldwin and an episode of Veronica Mars, Ellis was then cast in the role that would define his career -- gay short order cook Lafayette Reynolds. "I have more makeup on than any of the females in the (True Blood) cast," Ellis once famously noted to the Philadelphia Inquirer. "Once they get me with the fake eyelashes and the eye makeup, I listen to some Rihanna and I'm there." read more


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

President Donald Trump interrupted his phone call with the prime minister of Ireland to beckon over a reporter and compliment her "nice smile." Trump began his phone call with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on Tuesday morning in the Oval Office by congratulating the new leader on his "great victory" before turning his attention to a female reporter in the room. ... "Go ahead, come here, where are you from?" he said, waving Perry to come over. "We have all of this beautiful Irish press, where are you from?" the president said. read more


Sunday, June 25, 2017

CIA Director Mike Pompeo says he thinks disclosure of America's secret intelligence is on the rise, fueled partly by the "worship" of leakers like Edward Snowden. "In some ways, I do think it's accelerated," Pompeo told MSNBC in an interview that aired Saturday. "I think there is a phenomenon, the worship of Edward Snowden, and those who steal American secrets for the purpose of self-aggrandizement or money or for whatever their motivation may be, does seem to be on the increase. ... It's tough. You now have not only nation states trying to steal our stuff, but non-state, hostile intelligence services, well-funded -- folks like WikiLeaks, out there trying to steal American secrets for the sole purpose of undermining the United States and democracy," Pompeo said. read more


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