Politico
29 minutes
No one ever pushed these companies to keep the jobs like this, and he hasn't even taken office yet. But experts have also noted some of the commitments were previously made, or that Trump and his team exaggerated what the company would do or how much they were involved in the decision. There's nothing illegal about the president discussing an individual merger, but it's practically unheard of and not a good idea, said Richard Painter, a top ethics lawyer in the Bush White House. It can start to look like the president is playing favorites and can send all sorts of mixed signals to the business community. And he needs to be spending his time worried about big-picture details and not individual details. People familiar with the meeting cautioned that Trump told the executives that the merger would go through all regulatory channels, and that he wasn't signaling formal support or disapproval.
The Huffington Post
32 minutes
Amid speculation that Donald Trump's pick for Labor Secretary, Andrew Puzder, may have lost his appetite for the job, the fast food CEO's personal financial disclosure documents are being kept from public view. When -- and if -- the Office of Government Ethics releases these documents, we'll get a clearer picture of the grand fortune Puzder has built up in his 16 years as the chief of CKE, the company behind the Hardee's and Carl's Jr. chains. But even the incomplete data CKE has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission make clear that Puzder has received massive rewards for exploiting his low-wage labor force. In just the four-year period of 2009-2012, SEC filings show Puzder made $27.5 million in total compensation, with a peak haul in 2011 of $10.1 million. (After 2012, CKE no longer had to report executive compensation data because it had become privately held.
Politico
44 minutes
No one ever pushed these companies to keep the jobs like this, and he hasn't even taken office yet. But experts have also noted some of the commitments were previously made, or that Trump and his team exaggerated what the company would do or how much they were involved in the decision. There's nothing illegal about the president discussing an individual merger, but it's practically unheard of and not a good idea, said Richard Painter, a top ethics lawyer in the Bush White House. It can start to look like the president is playing favorites and can send all sorts of mixed signals to the business community. And he needs to be spending his time worried about big-picture details and not individual details. People familiar with the meeting cautioned that Trump told the executives that the merger would go through all regulatory channels, and that he wasn't signaling formal support or disapproval.
OK!
an hour
Barack Obama wished a happy birthday to Michelle Obama [Wenn] But it seems as though the President had something more important to do today, celebrating wife Michelle Obama’s birthday. The First Lady turns 53 years old today, and her beau a beautiful post to commemorate her big day. Taking to Twitter, he uploaded a photo of the pair posing for a picture, on the back of a golf buggy. Alongside the cute picture, he tweeted a sweet message to his wife of 24 years. Barack ...
New Scientist - Space
an hour
Last week, NASA’s Curiosity rover took a picture that appears to show a new iron-nickel meteorite on Mars, one of only eight that have been discovered by rovers there so far
The Huffington Post
an hour
So chalk the region up as high alert three on a global scale. The Middle East The Middle East has long been a major flashpoint. President Obama, for instance, came to office hoping to end U.S. involvement in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, yet U.S. troops are still fighting in both countries today. The question is: How might this picture change in the months ahead? Given the convoluted history of the region and its demonstrated capacity for surprise, any predictions should be offered with caution. Trump has promised to intensify the war against ISIS, which will undoubtedly require the deployment of additional American air, sea, and ground forces in the region. As he put it during the election campaign, speaking of the Islamic State, I would bomb the shit out of them. So expect accelerated air strikes on ISIS-held locations, leading to more civilian casualties, desperate migrants , and heightened clashes between Shiites and Sunnis.
Sputnik International
an hour
Donald Trump's presidency and quickening Chinese growth are forecast to be the key locomotives of the global economy this year and next, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) – but the group has conducted a series of U-turns in its updated World Economic Outlook for 2017.
Variety
2 hours
ROME Italian motion picture association ANICA on Tuesday announced figures for calendar year 2016 showing a 3.86% increase in box office grosses to a total 661 million euros ($706 million) and a 6% rise in ticket sales to more than 105 million admissions. The result is being touted as decent despite the fact that one local... Read more »
Beijing Bulletin
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Daily Express - Film
2 hours
PerezHilton
2 hours
But this is all about Meghan. She is being judged by people who are involved in her life. This is not who she is. I don't want anyone to judge Meghan off the back of this. She shouldn't be defined by anyone else's actions." Catching wind of these statements, Markle has once again reached out to DailyMail.com saying everything that has been said by his family are "lies, all lies." He explained: "I didn't get bailed out by Tracy or ask her for any money – that was all lies, all lies. Tyler's statement is 100 per cent false. I haven't talked to Tyler for over two weeks." Thomas -- who called his mugshot "the goddamn worst picture of me ever taken" -- also gave an update on how he's doing: "I'm OK, I'm OK. There's a lot going on right now but it'll be fine. There's so much going on that people don't know about. What happened isn't what it seemed.
Bristol Post
2 hours
Victoria Park Primary School has been named the best state-funded primary school in Bristol and the surrounding areas, according to a new guide.The Primary Real Schools Guide 2017, compiled by Trinity Mirror's data unit, aims to give a more comprehensive picture than the Government's performance tables.It takes into account 36 different data sets, which include SATs results, progress, pupil-teacher ratio and absence rates.The full data has now been made available and will allow parents to...
Mondoweiss
2 hours
I lit candles on Hanukkah commemorating the Jewish rebellion against Hellenistic imperialism almost 2200 years ago. I cherish the legacy of the ZOB, who led the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and wrote: “All people are equal brothers.... To separate peoples, colors, races – is but an act of cheating!” If I felt anxiety at the site of my own picture flagging the wordantisemite,” and thought I may need to choose my words more carefully next time, I can imagine it being quite daunting for non-Jews who feel compelled to support the Palestinian call for equality. Indeed, international groups I speak to often say that fear of the “antisemitism accusation” is the biggest challenge they face as activists. We need to be crystal clear about the illegitimacy of this invocation: to support the Palestinian call for equality and freedom is not antisemitic. It is not a call against Jewish people, but against the dehumanizing policies of a state.
Mondoweiss
2 hours
Image your small son surrounded by masked Israelisoldiers”, or what looks more like a Jewish militia than an army. Imagine that the boy is likely soon to be bundled into the back of a military van and taken for interrogation without his parents or a lawyer present, or even knowing where he is. That he could end up beaten and tortured, as human rights groups have regularly documented . Maybe you can’t imagine any of that because you, a responsible parent living in Europe or the United States, would never let your child out to throw stones. Then you need to know more about the story behind this picture. This photo was taken in Kfar Qaddum last month. The boy and his friends arent there to bait Israeli soldiers or indulge a bout of anti-semitism. Jews from the violent – and illegalsettlement of Kedumim have taken over their farm lands. Kedumim’s expansion has been further used to justify the army closing the access road in and out of Qaddum.
Forbes
3 hours
Remember those digital picture frames that were all the rage five or six years ago? Well, they’ve been modified for the 2017 crowd. In some cases, they connect way beyond your family photos. Meural brings the world's artwork to your wall. One that really makes my head turn is Meural. It’s a [...]
Apartment Therapy
3 hours
So you're shopping for a new television. You enter a big box store and find yourself standing in front of a synchronized wall of flashing monitors, a dizzying world of sensory overload that gives you everything except answers to your questions such as: Will this picture look as good in my home as it does here? What features will I really use? Why is it so hot in here, and why don't these stores serve cocktails?! READ MORE »
MintPress News
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Forbes
3 hours
Politico
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Nottingham Evening Post
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Scunthorpe Telegraph
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Forbes
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Faced with unemployment and only $100 to her name, a California woman has sued fast-food giant Chipotle for $2.2 billion over the allegedly unlawful use of a photo. Leah Caldwell, who hails from Sacramento, claims that a photographer took a picture of her in a Chipotle restaurant back in 2006 at [...]
Daily Mail - Home
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Daily Express - Film
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