The Arpaio-like border defending Arizona Republican county sheriff, and leading GOP rising star for candidacy for Congress, reportedly maintained a profile at the gay website adam4adam under the name studboi1 and had a gay Mex pal, who says Babeu threatened him with deportation if he talked about their relationship, link to screen capture of studboi1 page.
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu — who became the face of Arizona border security nationally after he started stridently opposing illegal immigration — threatened his Mexican ex-lover with deportation when the man refused to promise never to disclose their years-long relationship, the former boyfriend and his lawyer tell New Times.....
The president effectively declared war against the House Freedom Caucus, a powerful group of hard-line conservative Republicans who blocked the health-care bill, threatening to “fight them” and Democrats in the 2018 elections. Trump's threat comes as Republican leaders are bracing for a month of potential GOP infighting over spending priorities.
[.....] Researchers have already used technology to begin to understand what they’re up against. Earlier this month, a team of computer scientists from Stanford University and Cornell University wrote about how they used machine-learning algorithms to forecast whether a person was likely to start trolling. Using their algorithm to analyze a person’s mood and the context of the discussion they were in, the researchers got it right 80 percent of the time.
In 2014, Mr. Stockman walked out of Mr. Obama’s State of the Union address in protest. He invited Missouri rodeo clowns who mocked Mr. Obama in a controversial skit to perform in his district. He also sold Obama “barf bags” as a campaign fund-raiser. And in 2013, he took the conservative rocker Ted Nugent, no fan of Mr. Obama, to the president’s State of the Union address as his guest.
When he says "run America like a business", this is the only type he & Kushner know. Why else would foreigners "invest" in "too crooked to succeed" businesses? When a 50% haircut is acceptable, these are more than Desperate Housewives.
Trump/GOP: Letting Internet Service Providers record, track and sell every click and every site you visit on the internet will "more relevant advertisements and innovative business models". ISP's can also sell your complete internet history to any company anywhere to pad their bottom line. Your privacy up for sale. No "opt out". You can turn off trackers, you can delete cookies, you cannot turn off an ISP's tracking and sale of your every click.
Masha Gessen: A student asked me the other day whether I approved of exaggerating for a good cause. The topic had apparently been discussed at an environmental forum, and the question was, essentially, “Does saving the climate justify lying?” Wouldn’t it be a good idea to use an impressive, if not necessarily factually correct, message to counteract the mind-numbing cacophony of the Trump administration, which drowns out more reasoned speech?
At the kind of journalism conferences I attend, Aron Pilhofer, who had key roles in the digital operations of the New York Times and the Guardian in recent years, has been asking a very good question. What if news organizations optimized every part of the operation for trust?Not for speed, traffic, profits, headlines or prizes… but for trust. What would that even look like?
Sad to see Hillary's $30 billion plan for retraining and reviving a region killed by an ugly misleading soundbite. Well, they got their coal champion. Make Appalachia Great Again, I presume - just like killing Obamacare - it'll all be so easy. In any case, China's ending its coal love affair and natural gas combined with the rise of renewables means it's going nowhere domestically, no matter how many presidential orders Trump signs. I hope those Appalachians are wielding pitchforks next time he visits - the just might have a point or two to take up.
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is coming under fire from conservatives amid a simmering behind-the-scenes fight over how far to take President Donald Trump's push to undo his predecessor's climate change agenda.
In discussions with the White House over the executive order Trump is scheduled to sign on Tuesday, Pruitt successfully argued against including language revoking the agency's 2009 “endangerment finding," according to two sources close to the issue.
Yates and another witness at the planned hearing, former CIA director John Brennan, had made clear to government officials by Thursday that their testimony to the committee probably would contradict some statements that White House officials had made, according to a person familiar with the matter who spoke on the condition of anonymity. The following day, when Yates’s lawyer sent a letter to the White House indicating that she still wanted to testify, the hearing was canceled.