The Corbett Report
4 hours
[audio mp3="https://www.corbettreport.com/mp3/episode312-lq.mp3"][/audio] Obama’s legacy is measured in ashes. From wars of aggression to a police state on steroids, banking bailouts and Obamacare, Obama has been the perfect captain to carry the New World Order football further down the field. But as Americans prepare for a new liner to be placed in their gilded bird cage, today we remember how the Deep State tricked the public in 2008 by giving them what they thought they wanted.
Sputnik International
5 hours
As the US President-Elect prepares himself to be sworn in later on Friday, the US media have already estimated that the nominees for his new administration don't resemble the usual image of high-profile US politicians: they're best categorized as "largely wealthy white men in their later years with little experience governing."
KyivPost
6 hours
How did a real estate developer turned reality star with no government experience become the 45th president of the United States? Donald J. Trump’s path to the White House does not resemble that of any of his predecessors. He grew up in Queens and lived in a triplex at the top of a gilded Manhattan skyscraper. He connected with a part of the electorate that felt forgotten by the political establishment and viewed his detachment from it favorably. Read more here. The post New York Times: Trump’s path to the White House (PHOTOS) appeared first on KyivPost .
Politico
21 hours
In one such meeting, he talked to Long Island officials about vote counts in Nassau and Suffolk County, two largely white bastions near the city. He seemed acutely aware that he won one county and lost the other, and wanted to know why. He was telling my dad about the politics of Long Island, and how he did on Long Island, and New York State -- what counties, he won and lost and that kind of thing, said Erin King Sweeney, who attended the meeting with her dad, Rep. Peter King. He was very interested in the details of the win. He also seemed aware that his neighbors near the gilded tower where he lives didn't vote for him, she said. Manhattan wasn't really close, she said.
BBC One Northern Ireland
21 hours
Tonight on The View, we look at the political legacy of Martin McGuinness. From the rubble strewn streets of 1970s Derry to the gilded rooms of Windsor Castle, Martin McGuinness has been a major figure on the political scene for more than 40 years. Now, due to ill-health, he's standing aside.
Sky News
a day
I get this guy didn't... We all had a choice about what we wanted to do, he didn't have a choice. He lives life in a cage. It's a gilded cage. In exchange for going out to work, making visits, he gets to live in mansions and palaces and has access to multimillions.
TIME - Top Stories
2 days
The Huffington Post
2 days
Sky News
3 days
The gilded splendour of Lancaster House, just the place to clarify Britain's position in the world to domestic allies and European envoys alike. Out of Europe, no, but now, out of the European single market, in favour of a comprehensive trade deal with the EU. I want to be clear.
Sky News
3 days
The gilded splendour of Lancaster House, just the place to clarify Britain's position in the world to domestic allies and European envoys alike. Out of Europe, no, but now, out of the European single market, in favour of a comprehensive trade deal with the EU. I want to be clear.
The Huffington Post
3 days
His lack of concern for Americans who are struggling to access health care and make a living wage, and for anyone who isn't as wealthy as him -- short of empty promises, that will not be very hard to fill, is sobering. I believe that the spike in Tweets this week, from Trump voters who are just realizing that they will lose critical health coverage, is a sign of much darker things to come. These Americans struggling to meet health costs deserve better, and I believe Trump is completely cut off from any reality outside his gold-gilded home. His arrogant disregard for our Constitution, as demonstrated by his endless conflicts of interest in business, and his position as president, is something that will no doubt be as source of endless analysis over the weeks and months to come. I can't help but think that while so much damage is already done, it will only escalate, and we as a country will face humiliating laser focus from around the world.
The Huffington Post
6 days
With the Gilded Age of Trump about to dawn (or should it be Golden Showered Age?) ... I've become almost desperately eager as a news consumer for some different journalism to leaven the prevailing diet of outraged disgust vying with abject hero-worship. Those two extremes are dominating national political coverage right now, more dismal evidence for what our still-President Barack Obama decried (accurately, but unorginally for such a verbally dextrous guy) in his Tuesday farewell speech as "our bubbles" where we accept "only information, whether it's true or not, that fits our opinions, instead of basing our opinions on the evidence that is out there." So in my hunger for alternative fodder, I recalled my Scottish grandmother's adage - if ye want sumthin' daein' ... dae it yersel' - and so went ahead, reporting and producing my own TV feature on a political character very far removed from Donald Trump.
Deadline
6 days
The Huffington Post
7 days
While the oligarchy may find Trump a bit unseemly personally, they see him as a "useful idiot" who can be used to ram through otherwise unpopular reactionary economic and social policies before anyone can stop them. If they succeed, a century of reforms going back a century to the Progressive era, the New Deal, and the Great Society could be rolled back in a matter of months and we could be facing a new Gilded Age. Let's look at a little of what's happened since November 7th, even before Trump has been inaugurated: • Trump has brought racist white nationalists and Islamophobes like Steve Bannon and Michael Flynn into the top echelons of the White House. • He's done nothing meaningful to remove his blatant conflicts of interest. • He's relentlessly attacked the intelligence services for bringing to light Russia's campaign to influence the election in his favor.
MintPress News
8 days
TIME - Top Stories
8 days
When President Barack Obama was first introduced to the residence staff at the White Housethe approximately 100 maids, butlers, chefs, florists and ushers who make it tickhe had a look of surprise on his face. Like most people, he never realized how many people it takes to handle the 55,000-sq.-ft. Executive Mansion. When First Lady Michelle Obama introduced her East Wing aides to the residence staff in the elegant East Room, she told her team, We are on their ground now. The Trumps would be wise to turn to these staffers who have helped make the imposing building feel like a home for every First Family since John and Abigail Adams. You really don't know what you don't know until you're here, Michelle Obama said in a recent interview. But the Trumps are used to having household staff, and Melania Trump will not be moving to Washington for at least the first several months, so in some ways their transition may be easier than it was for the Obamas, who came from a less gilded life.
The Huffington Post
9 days
For example, in medieval Spain, the Troubadour poets borrowed their lyrical beauty from Arabic . Arabic was the courtly language of southern Spain until the 15th century. Similarly, the 12th-century Palatine Chapel in Sicily was painted and gilded in the imperial style of the Fatimids , the rulers of Egypt between the 10th and 12th centuries. Such exchanges were common, thanks to the mobility of people as well as ideas. The point is that the story of Islam cannot be told without a deeper understanding of its cultural history: Even for early Muslim rulers , it was the Byzantine empire, the Roman empire and the Sassanian empire (the pre-Islamic Persian empire) that provided models. Such overlaps continued over the centuries, resulting in heterodox and cosmopolitan societies. The term "Middle East" - coined in the 19th century - fails to describe the complex social and cultural mosaic or religions that have existed in the region most closely associated with Islam - and continue to do so today.
Politico
9 days
He wont condemn Vladimir Putin (“If Putin likes Donald Trump, I consider that an asset, not a liability”). He will begin building a wall with Mexico as fast as he can, even if Mexico isnt paying for it at first (“What’s the difference? I want to get the wall started”). In short, he wont be like any past president. About 20 minutes into the news conference, Trump offered up a succinct answer that seemed to justify an approach that remains essentially unchanged from the day he descended more than 18 months ago the gilded escalators in the very same Trump Tower lobby to announce his presidential candidacy. “I won,” he declared. “I became president.” For long stretches, Wednesday’s news conference was a jumbled swirl of media attacks and settling scores from a campaign that’s still clearly fresh on his mind. For long stretches, Wednesday’s news conference was a jumbled swirl of media attacks (“Your organization is terrible,” Trump scolded a CNN reporter.
The Huffington Post
9 days
Whatever your justifications for making this pact with the orange devil, you, the Trump voter, put your fellow citizens in harm's way and placed a stain on the American character that will not soon--or ever-- fade. A vote for Trump was a vote against the kind of common decency that average Americans are supposed to aspire to, if not embody. Hilary Clinton's primary sin was greed. She and Bill had more than enough resources to last them for many lifetimes to come, but they insisted on using their power and position for financial gain in ways that even the staunchest supporters might describe as unsavory. Her carelessness with emails was no sin, and was--even according to FBI Director James Comey--no crime. But the adulterous Trump's sins were manifold, leaving a trail of real-life victims in their wake, from those unpaid contractors who trusted him, to those women he groped with his celebrity-gilded claws.
PCWorld
9 days
Among these are the Redwood Library and Athenaeum, built in 1747; the Touro Synagogue—the country’s oldest synagoguecompleted in 1763; and the Newport Colony House, on whose steps the Declaration of Independence was read in 1776. You can also visit the Newport Mansions, where Gilded Age elites including the Vanderbilts and Astors spent their summers. Whatever destination you settle on, a good 2-in-1 device like the HP Envy x360 or Lenovo Flex 4 makes an excellent travel companion. These versatile computers can help you research, plan, and guide your trip and feature plenty of storage for photos and video so you can relive your vacation for years to come. And remember, you dont have to be limited by the choices here. Planning a vacation around your passion is limited only by your interests and enthusiasm. With some imagination and the right tools, you’ll be sure to design an experience you’ll never forget. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
Informed Comment
9 days
For example, in medieval Spain, the Troubadour poets borrowed their lyrical beauty from Arabic . Arabic was the courtly language of southern Spain until the 15th century. Similarly, the 12th-century Palatine Chapel in Sicily was painted and gilded in the imperial style of the Fatimids , the rulers of Egypt between the 10th and 12th centuries. Such exchanges were common, thanks to the mobility of people as well as ideas. The point is that the story of Islam cannot be told without a deeper understanding of its cultural history: Even for early Muslim rulers , it was the Byzantine empire, the Roman empire and the Sassanian empire (the pre-Islamic Persian empire) that provided models. Such overlaps continued over the centuries, resulting in heterodox and cosmopolitan societies. The termMiddle East” – coined in the 19th centuryfails to describe the complex social and cultural mosaic or religions that have existed in the region most closely associated with Islam – and continue to do so today.
Informed Comment
10 days
For example, in medieval Spain, the Troubadour poets borrowed their lyrical beauty from Arabic . Arabic was the courtly language of southern Spain until the 15th century. Similarly, the 12th-century Palatine Chapel in Sicily was painted and gilded in the imperial style of the Fatimids , the rulers of Egypt between the 10th and 12th centuries. Such exchanges were common, thanks to the mobility of people as well as ideas. The point is that the story of Islam cannot be told without a deeper understanding of its cultural history: Even for early Muslim rulers , it was the Byzantine empire, the Roman empire and the Sassanian empire (the pre-Islamic Persian empire) that provided models. Such overlaps continued over the centuries, resulting in heterodox and cosmopolitan societies. The termMiddle East” – coined in the 19th centuryfails to describe the complex social and cultural mosaic or religions that have existed in the region most closely associated with Islam – and continue to do so today.
MacRumors
10 days
The Huffington Post
10 days
S. for both aid and leadership in the past, this new president and his new cabinet do not seem like theyre very interested in your part of the world. While Chinese delegations from the foreign minister downstream through your country one after another, where are the Americans? While presidents and prime ministers from other parts of the world have been called to the gilded Trump Tower, none from Africa have been invited up to that famous penthouse in Manhattan, at least none that received media attention. Although its entirely counterintuitive, Donald Trump really could be the best thing to have ever happened to the Chinese in Africa. The instability that he seems to be provoking is making the Chinese look so good in contrast. Whereas the incoming U.S. president is threatening to limit foreign trade , cancel aid programs and register Muslims , the Chinese are opening their markets wider for African produce , increasing financial assistance programs on the continent and likely sponsoring more African students than any other country in the world to study in their universities.