Coming Soon to Washington: An Anti-Trump Hotel for Liberals

Coming Soon to Washington: An Anti-Trump Hotel for Liberals
The first thing you’ll see when you walk into Source: Gachot Studios Lo firmly believes that hotels ought to be catalysts for good. In a world where we can be conscious consumers—of everything from clothing to food to baby products—she argues there’s a place for conscious hotels, too. This isn’t a revolutionary idea: Already, Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts has made a significant, brand-wide commitment to bolster community programming for disadvantaged children in all of its destinations. It’s one of

Trump, Putin shake hands, chat multiple times at Asia-Pacific summit

Trump, Putin shake hands, chat multiple times at Asia-Pacific summit
Da Nang, Vietnam (CNN)President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will not hold a formal meeting at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit here in Vietnam, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders has told reporters. But the two world leaders did informally speak a couple times during the two-day meeting.The chat, while brief, looked friendly, with both leaders speaking with their hands.One cause for concern on the American side is how Trump and Putin's first meeting on the sidelines

This Is What Donald Trump Would Look Like With Normal Hair

This Is What Donald Trump Would Look Like With Normal Hair
Love him or hate him, Donald Trump has been in the public eye for decades. That means he’s been fair game for the more creative folks among us to photoshop the now American President into fictional situations. Check out this hilarious seasonal ‘shop for a laugh: Not too shabby, right? It’s possibly even presidential. Maybe someone should suggest to the Commander in Chief that he should get a haircut ASAP. The photo gives Trump a much more average hairline,

Mueller investigation has ‘nothing to do with the President,’ White House says

Mueller investigation has ‘nothing to do with the President,’ White House says
Washington (CNN)The White House is seeking to distance President Donald Trump from the indictments of two former campaign officials, claiming that the charges have nothing to do with Trump's campaign or his presidency.White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Monday's actions from the special counsel have "nothing to do with the President, nothing to do with the President's campaign or campaign activity" and proves there is "no evidence of Trump-Russia collusion."Asked how the mood is inside the West Wing,

North Korean official: Take hydrogen bomb threat ‘literally’

North Korean official: Take hydrogen bomb threat ‘literally’
Pyongyang (CNN)A senior North Korean official has issued a stern warning to the world that it should take "literally" his country's threat to test a nuclear weapon above ground. North Korea carried out the strongest of its six-ever nuclear tests in early September, claiming to have used a hydrogen bomb. The UN responded to the test by imposing fresh sanctions on the rogue state. North Korea's continued threats have put its neighbors in the Pacific on high alert. In

How YouTube is being hacked to abuse children

How YouTube is being hacked to abuse children
As someone who grew up on the internet, I credit it as one of the most important influences on who I am today. I had a computer with internet access in my bedroom from the age of 13. It gave me access to a lot of things which were totally inappropriate for a young teenager, but it was OK. The culture, politics, and interpersonal relationships which I consider to be central to my identity were shaped by the internet,

How the GOP’s tax plan will screw you specifically

How the GOP’s tax plan will screw you specifically
One of the Republicans’ favorite fiscal tricks is masking benefit cuts for average Americans behind tax cuts. The hope is that most voters will see a paltry middle-class tax cut instead of the massive cuts to programs and huge breaks for the rich. The House GOP’s newest attempt at a massive tax cut for the wealthy was released on Thursday. Called the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” the plan is heavy on cuts and low on jobs. We don’t

How a Tokyo-Born Outsider Became the Face of Czech Nationalism

How a Tokyo-Born Outsider Became the Face of Czech Nationalism
Tomio Okamura’s background is about as multicultural as you can get. The son of a Czech mother and a Japanese-Korean father, he suffered racist bullying in Japan and the Czech Republic that was so severe he developed a stutter and wet his bed until the age of 14.Which may or may not help explain why his Czech political party is adamantly opposed to immigration, wants the country to leave the European Union and compares Islam to “Hitler-style Nazism.” The message is

Obama-era uranium deal yields new questions, new accusations and new investigation

Obama-era uranium deal yields new questions, new accusations and new investigation
Washington (CNN)House Republicans announced a probe into the circumstances surrounding the sale of a uranium mining company to Russia's Atomic Energy Agency, Rosatom, that was approved by the Obama administration in 2010.The deal had to be approved by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, a committee that is composed of representatives from several US government agencies, including the State Department, which at the time was led by Secretary Hillary Clinton. The Hill reporting raises questions about

Senator Menendez Juror Asks Trial Judge, What Is a Senator?

Senator Menendez Juror Asks Trial Judge, What Is a Senator?
On their first full day of jury deliberations at the bribery trial of Senator Robert Menendez, a juror asked the judge a basic question: What is a senator?U.S. District Judge William Walls declined to answer the question, and he refused that juror’s request for a transcript of Monday’s closing argument by Menendez’s attorney, Abbe Lowell. The panel had returned to the Newark, New Jersey, federal courthouse Tuesday after spending about 75 minutes deliberating the day before. Walls told jurors

Americans Are Officially Freaking Out

Americans Are Officially Freaking Out
For those lying awake at night worried about health care, the economy, and an overall feeling of divide between you and your neighbors, there’s at least one source of comfort: Your neighbors might very well be lying awake, too.Almost two-thirds of Americans, or 63 percent, report being stressed about the future of the nation, according to the American Psychological Association’s Eleventh Stress in America survey, conducted in August and released on Wednesday. “Policymakers need to understand that this is an issue that is

Donald Trump was the big loser in Virginia

Donald Trump was the big loser in Virginia
(CNN)The race for Virginia governor on Tuesday night wasn't very close. And Republicans have Donald Trump to blame for it.The exit polls bear that out. Trump's approval rating among Virginia voters was just 42% as compared to a disapproval rating of 58%. Even more importantly, of the 50% of Virginians who said that Trump was a major factor in their vote in the 2017, twice as many said they wanted to send a signal of opposition to the President

Trump says Texas shooting result of ‘mental health problem’ not US gun laws

Trump says Texas shooting result of ‘mental health problem’ not US gun laws
Tokyo (CNN)President Donald Trump said Monday that he believes the Texas church shooting was caused by a "mental health problem," not an issue with gun laws in the United States."This isn't a guns situation," Trump said. "This is a mental health problem at the highest level. It's a very, very sad event."Trump said his "thoughts and prayers" are with the victims and their families, but did not suggest plans to take any legislative or other policy action to address

Mueller probe may ground Trump’s unconventional success

Mueller probe may ground Trump’s unconventional success
Washington (CNN)Donald Trump can't tweet his way out of this one.Like clockwork, Trump sought Tuesday morning to discredit the probe into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election and his campaign's potential role in it.Mueller's command of the Washington game and mechanics of the law, on show in his first salvo against the Trump team, also represent a test for Trump's instinctive mastery of disruption and diversion."This was an impressive strategy that played out," Frank Figliuzzi, former assistant director of

Trump Threatens NBC License, Blasts Disgusting Free Press

Trump Threatens NBC License, Blasts Disgusting Free Press
President Comcast Corp.“With all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License? Bad for country!” he wrote in a tweet.The president doubled-down on the threat Wednesday night, saying on Twitter that “Network news has become so partisan, distorted and fake that licenses must be challenged and, if appropriate, revoked. Not fair to public!”Comcast shares slid slightly lower after Trump’s tweet, down 0.7 percent to $37.41 at

Jared Kushner’s team turned over documents to special counsel in Russia investigation

Jared Kushner’s team turned over documents to special counsel in Russia investigation
(CNN)Jared Kushner has turned over documents in recent weeks to special counsel Robert Mueller as investigators have begun asking in witness interviews about Kushner's role in the firing of FBI Director James Comey, CNN has learned.Kushner voluntarily turned over documents he had from the campaign and the transition, and these related to any contacts with Russia, according to a source familiar with the matter. The documents are similar to the ones Kushner gave to congressional investigators.Two separate sources told