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Departing Bo Obama Lands K Street Lobbyist Position

WASHINGTON—Touting his lengthy tenure in the White House and close personal relationships with the president of the United States and first lady, executives at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck announced Monday that once the current administration steps down later this week, the departing Bo Obama will officially join their high-powered K Street lobbying firm.

A Timeline Of Trump’s Relationship With The Press

President-elect Donald Trump routinely insists that he is treated unfairly by the press, while many in the news industry have openly expressed how difficult it can be to report on him in today’s chaotic media environment. Here is a timeline of the major events that have shaped this relationship.

The Pros And Cons Of Universal Basic Income

As Finland tests a program to give a universal basic income to unemployed citizens, many wonder if a similar initiative could work in the United States. Here are some pros and cons of such a program:

What Compromising Information Does Russia Have On Donald Trump?

On Tuesday, it was reported that leaders of American intelligence agencies had given Donald Trump a memo advising that Russia had gathered compromising personal information about him as part of a wider effort to disrupt the election, though these claims remain unsubstantiated and both the president-elect and the Kremlin deny these reports. Here’s a look at what damaging information Russia may have in its possession.

How Confirmation Hearings Work

On Tuesday, Congress began holding confirmation hearings to evaluate the fitness of President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees for their offices. Here is a step-by-step guide to the confirmation hearing process.

Trump Gives Intelligence Agencies Their Daily Briefing

NEW YORK—Sitting down with top officials from the CIA, FBI, and Defense Intelligence Agency in a Trump Tower conference room, President-elect Donald Trump reportedly gave U.S. intelligence agencies their daily briefing Tuesday morning.

John Kerry Throws Vine Over Pit Of Quicksand To Save Child Companion

PANGSAU, MYANMAR—Thinking quickly to thwart disaster as he ventured deep into the Myanmar rainforest to meet with State Councilor Aung San Suu Kyi, Secretary of State John Kerry threw a vine over a pit of quicksand to save the life of his 12-year-old Moroccan companion, Drumstick, sources confirmed Monday.
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Highlights From Hillary Clinton’s New Memoir

Hillary Clinton’s new book Hard Choices arrived in stores yesterday, offering her personal account of the challenges she faced serving as Secretary of State. Here are some notable revelations from her memoir:

  • In a particularly open and honest moment, Clinton reveals that she disagrees with Obama about some things and agrees with him about others
  • Knows precise part of the ocean where Osama bin Laden’s corpse is at this very second
  • Refuses to disclose where the advisors from her 2008 presidential run are buried
  • Doesn’t see what’s so great about America
  • 20-page photo spread highlighting different celebrities she’s met, along with their autographs
  • Two chapters dedicated to 1999 assassination attempt
  • Describes an embarrassing snafu in which she wore her flag pin on her right lapel instead of her left, a common means in the homosexual community of signaling that one is “cruising”
  • Still believes Nancy Kerrigan deserved the gold in Lillehammer
  • Is confident the blood clot that sidelined her from duty in 2012 could return at any time, any place, leaving her a poor choice to be president of the United States

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