Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas told his law clerks in the '90s that he wanted to serve for 43 years to make liberals' lives 'miserable'
In a 1993 article in The New York Times, a former law clerk of the Supreme Court Justice said Thomas held a grudge against liberals for making his life miserable.news.yahoo.com
Ex-Trump officials say GOP congress members requested pardons during final days of Trump administration
Former Trump administration officials at the Jan. 6 committee hearing Thursday said that Republican Reps. Matt Gaetz of Florida, Mo Brooks of Alabama, Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, Scott Perry of Pennsylvania and Andy Biggs of Arizona inquired about presidential pardons, while Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio talked about pardons, during the waning days of the administration.news.yahoo.com
Trump lawyer cited ‘heated fight’ among Supreme Court justices over election: report
Lawyer and adviser to former President Trump, John Eastman, said in an email exchange shortly after the 2020 presidential election that four Supreme Court justices were in a “heated fight” over whether to take up a case involving poll results in Wisconsin, according to a report in The New York Times. Two people familiar with…news.yahoo.com
Do Democrats Already Have Their Own Trump That Could Win in 2024?
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast/GettyThe worst-kept secret in American politics is now on full display. After interviewing nearly 50 Democratic officials about 2024, The New York Times has a message for Joe Biden: Get out!No hard feelings, though, Uncle Joe. The party isn’t angry with Biden. It’s worse than that. The party “seems to feel sorry for him,” according to the Times’ reporting. That’s right, Biden has reached the “pity” stage of his presidency.Just listen to whnews.yahoo.com
Uvalde school police chief defends Texas shooting response
The Texas school police chief criticized for his actions during one of the deadliest classroom shootings in U.S. history says in his first extensive published comments that he didn't consider himself the incident commander as the massacre unfolded.
Uvalde locals grapple with school chief's role
The blame for an excruciating delay in killing the gunman at a Texas elementary school - even as parents outside begged police to rush in and panicked children called 911 from inside - has been placed with the school district's police chief. (May 31)news.yahoo.com
Biden set to redeploy U.S. troops to Somalia, reversing Trump withdrawal
US army soldiers stand at an observation point during the "African Lion" military exercise in the Tan-Tan region in southwestern Morocco on June 18, 2021. WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden approved a plan to redeploy U.S. troops to Somalia, a senior administration official confirmed to NBC News. The official said that U.S. troops already stationed overseas would move to Somalia. The New York Times, which first reported the move, cited unnamed officials saying several hundred troops would be deployed. The Times also reported that Biden had signed off on the proposal from Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin earlier this month.cnbc.com
Why Russia's air force failed to dominate Ukraine
Many observers expected Russia's air force to blow away Ukraine's forces in the opening days of the Kremlin's invasion. Ukraine's military would be left completely vulnerable as Russian warplanes could pick off targets at whim. But that hasn’t happened.news.yahoo.com
Sudan's electric rickshaws cut costs, help environment
Sudanese entrepreneur Mohamed Samir watches proudly as workers install solar panels and electric batteries during the assembly of garishly-coloured motorised rickshaws, unique in the North African nation because they run on electricity in a bid to tackle soaring costs of fuel.news.yahoo.com
Biden: SCOTUS draft 'about a lot more than abortion'
President Joe Biden warns if the Supreme Court strikes down Roe v. Wade and the right to abortion nationwide, it would likely only be the beginning of the stripping away of constitutional rights and protections that Americans currently enjoy. (May 4)news.yahoo.com
Trump met with Kevin McCarthy for 3 hours this week and is 'enjoying his current moment of dominance over the minority leader,' report says
The two met in Mar-a-Lago for the first time since leaked audio showed McCarthy saying he believed Trump should resign in the wake of the January 6, 2021, Capitol attack.news.yahoo.com
Herschel Walker and other candidates are skipping debates
Many Republican candidates for leading offices during this midterm primary season are abandoning the tradition of debating their opponents before Election Day. Herschel Walker is expected to skip a second debate against his Republican rivals for a crucial Senate seat on Tuesday, having already missed the first one.news.yahoo.com
Fox News and Tucker Carlson use 'minute-by-minute' ratings that show their audience loves 'white nationalism' talking points, report says
"He is going to double down on the white nationalism because the minute-by-minutes show that the audience eats it up," a former Fox employee told NYT.news.yahoo.com
Gaetz lashes out at McCarthy, Scalise after leaked comments
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) slammed House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) on Tuesday after The New York Times published a report that featured recorded comments from the two congressmen airing concerns about the Florida Republican’s remarks in the wake of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. Gaetz…news.yahoo.com
Haunting Canada boarding school shot wins World Press Photo
A haunting image of red dresses hung on crosses along a roadside, with a rainbow in the background, commemorating children who died at a residential school created to assimilate Indigenous children in Canada has won the prestigious World Press Photo award.
Trump sues niece, NY Times over records behind '18 tax story
Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday sued his estranged niece and The New York Times over a bombshell 2018 story about his family’s wealth and tax practices that was based on confidential documents she provided to the newspaper’s reporters.
Impeachment probe to examine COVID tests for Cuomo relatives
Andrew Cuomo is expanding to examine whether the governor unlawfully used his office to provide his family members with special access to scarce coronavirus tests a year ago, a state lawmaker said Thursday. The testing of people closely tied to the governor was carried out by high-ranking state health officials, The New York Times reported. Troopers picked up samples from doctor’s offices, state testing sites, nursing homes and other locations at the state health agency’s direction. Cuomo often suggested the primary purpose of limited COVID-19 tests was to isolate people who are likely exposed and sick. “The truth is we don’t have the testing capacity,” Cuomo told reporters March 9, 2020.
Carlson, Times tussle over online harassment of journalist
FILE - Tucker Carlson, host of "Tucker Carlson Tonight," poses for photos in a Fox News Channel studio on March 2, 2017, in New York. Lorenz, a technology reporter who covers internet culture for the Times, on Tuesday had tweeted her followers to consider supporting women who were enduring online harassment. Lorenz has visibility online since she reports on the rough-and-tumble world of social media for the nation's leading newspaper. She noted, in an interview for The.Ink newsletter last summer with journalist Anand Giridharadas, that leaders in that industry don't take online harassment seriously. “That's been really, really, really horrible,” she said.
A year into pandemic, some in media tell individual stories
This image provided by MSNBC shows Nicolle Wallace on the set of "Deadline: White House." The New York Times usually does one obituary a day of a virus victim under the “Those We've Lost” banner. Several CNN shows make it a point to tell individual stories. AdThe Times tells longer stories for COVID-19 victims, generally 400 to 500 words but occasionally stretching beyond. CNN is airing a national memorial service for pandemic victims, hosted by Jake Tapper, at 11 p.m. Eastern.
NYT editor Bill Hamilton joining publisher Celadon Books
New York Times editor Bill Hamilton appears in this April 18, 2012 photo. Hamilton is joining Celadon Books as executive editor. Bill Hamilton will begin his new job April 5 and will focus on acquiring books about politics and history. (Earl Wilson/The New York Times via AP)NEW YORK – The Washington editor for The New York Times is joining Celadon Books as executive editor. Bill Hamilton will begin his new job April 5 and focus on acquiring books about politics and history.
NY Times says it needs culture change, better inclusion
FILE - This June 22, 2019, file photo shows the exterior of the New York Times building in New York. In a report to its employees in February 2021, The New York Times says it needs a culture change to become a better place to work, particularly for people of color. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)NEW YORK – The New York Times says it needs a culture change to become a better place to work, particularly for people of color. A survey of employees didn't just uncover bad news; 95% of Times employees said they felt pride in working at the paper, and most have had positive experiences. “We also believe it will make The Times a better place to work, for all of us.”
Biden revokes Trump report promoting 'patriotic education'
(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)President Joe Biden revoked a recent Trump administration report that aimed to promote “patriotic education” in schools but that historians mocked and rejected as political propaganda. In an executive order signed on Wednesday in his first day in office, Biden disbanded Donald Trump’s presidential 1776 Commission and withdrew a report it released Monday. “Many Americans labor under the illusion that slavery was somehow a uniquely American evil,” the panel wrote in the 20-page report. He worries that, even after Biden dissolved the commission, its report could end up in some classrooms. But others said they needed to push the report to state and local education officials.
Neil Sheehan, Pentagon Papers reporter, Vietnam author, dies
His account of the Vietnam War, “A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam,” took him 15 years to write. Sheehan served as a war correspondent for United Press International and then the Times in the early days of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War in the 1960s. Soon, The Washington Post also began publishing stories about the Pentagon Papers. When Sheehan and Ellsberg bumped into each other in Manhattan in 1971, Ellsberg accused Sheehan of stealing the papers, just as he had. Neil and Susan Sheehan had two daughters, Catherine Bruno, and Maria Gregory Sheehan, both of Washington and two grandsons, Nicholas Sheehan Bruno, 13, and Andrew Phillip Bruno, 11.
NYT's 'Caliphate' podcast withdrawn as Pulitzer finalist
FILE - This June 22, 2019 file photo shows the exterior of the New York Times building in New York. The 12-part series won a Peabody Award and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. The Times said its journalists should have done a better job vetting him, and not included his story as part of the podcast. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)NEW YORK – A high-profile podcast on terrorism from The New York Times that had been a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize was withdrawn as a contest entry in the wake of the newspaper saying the claims of a man central to “Caliphate" could not be verified. “We volunteered to return the citation and the Pulitzer Prize Board accepted the offer," The Times said in an email to The Associated Press.
New York Times: ‘Caliphate’ podcast didn’t meet standards
FILE - This June 22, 2019 file photo shows the exterior of the New York Times building in New York. The New York Times says it was wrong to trust the story of a Canadian man whose claims of witnessing and participating in atrocities as a member of the Islamic State was a central part of its award-winning 2018 podcast Caliphate. The Times said its journalists should have done a better job vetting him, and not included his story as part of the podcast. He told the Times that as an Islamic State soldier, he had shot one man in the head and stabbed another in the heart. Investigators concluded they couldn't be sure he'd ever been in Syria and almost certainly didn't commit the atrocities he'd claimed.
Report: Cleveland Indians changing name after 105 years
FILE - In this July 10, 2020, file photo, Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor runs the bases after hitting a home run during a simulated game at Progressive Field in Cleveland. The Indians are changing their name after 105 years, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/David Dermer, File)CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Indians are changing their name after 105 years. Cleveland's move away from Indians follows a similar decision earlier this year by the NFL's Washington Football Team, which was previously known as the Redskins. A few days after Dolan's statement, Indians manager Terry Francona said it was time to "move forward” with the name change.
NY probes Trump consulting payments that reduced his taxes
FILE- In this June 13, 2017, file photo, Ivanka Trump joins her father, President Donald Trump, as they walk across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. If true, that wouldn’t necessarily pose a problem for Ivanka Trump herself, as long as she paid income tax on the consulting payments, which she reported publicly. The Times wrote that there was no indication Ivanka Trump is a target of either the state's or the city's investigation. James and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr., both Democrats, are both conducting wide-ranging inquiries into Trump's business affairs. Vance has been involved in a long court battle seeking access to Trump's tax filings as part of the investigation.
Fox News anchors quarantine after virus exposure on flight
FILE- People pass the News Corporation headquarters building and Fox News studios in New York on Aug. 1, 2017. Several Fox News Channel executives and on-air personalities were exposed last week to a person on a private plane who later tested positive for COVID-19. Fox cited privacy concerns in not identifying who had tested positive or was exposed. Fox News Media President Jay Wallace was also on the flight, the Times said. Only people critical to the broadcast will be allowed in at Fox headquarters on election night, the memo said.
Beyond the Needle: Probability experts assess 2020 race
A graphic on The New York Times' website, the Needle measured in real time the probability of victory for Trump or Hillary Clinton as votes were counted. There’s no sign that the Needle will be making a reappearance on Nov. 3, which would be one change in the world of election probability gurus following the unexpected 2016 result. Nate Silver's influential FiveThirtyEight blog used a number, not a needle, for the same task four years ago but won't on election night 2020. Cohn went into election night saying Clinton had an 85% chance of winning, and that served as the Needle's baseline. At 8:02 p.m. Eastern time on election night, the Needle pointed sharply to the left, and a “likely” Clinton win.
Report: Tax records show Trump tried to land China projects
China is one of only three foreign nations — the others are Britain and Ireland — where Trump maintains a bank account, according to a Times analysis of the president’s tax records. The Chinese account is controlled by Trump International Hotels Management LLC, which the tax records show paid $188,561 in taxes in China while pursuing licensing deals there from 2013 to 2015. His campaign has tried to portray former Vice President Joe Biden as misreading the dangers posed by China’s growing power. As with Russia, where he explored hotel and tower projects in Moscow without success, Trump has long sought a licensing deal in China. The Times said Trump's tax records show that he has invested at least $192,000 in five small companies created specifically to pursue projects in China over the years.
NYT names Lee statue as most influential work of American protest art since WWII
The New York Times has named the Robert E. Lee monument in Richmond, in its current state, as the most influential form of American protest art since World War II. The list was made up of artists and other professionals who nominated pieces they felt were the most powerful American protest art. The Lee monument is the last Confederate monument still standing along Monument Avenue after Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney ordered the others to be removed. The statue sits on land owned by the state and a court case involving its potential removal is awaiting trial.
'Jurassic World' shoot suspended after COVID-19 positives
Filming on the new “Jurassic World” movie at Pinewood Studios in the U.K. has been suspended for two weeks because of COVID-19 cases on set. Director Colin Trevorrow tweeted Wednesday that there were “a few” positive tests for the virus. A spokesperson for Universal Pictures said they were informed of the positive tests last night and that all tested negative this morning. “Those who initially tested positive are currently self-isolating, as are those who they have come into contact with.”On Tuesday, Universal said that the release of “Jurassic World: Dominion” was being delayed a year to June 2022. Last month the U.K. shoot on “ The Batman,” a Warner Bros. film, also halted production because of a positive case.
Audit likely gave congressional staff glimpse of Trump taxes
When JCT staffers disagree with the IRS on a decision, the review is typically kept open until the matter is resolved. Even acknowledging that Trump's taxes were before the panel is verboten. Representatives for the Trump Organization did not respond to messages seeking comment and confirmation that the Joint Tax Committee had reviewed Trump's taxes. Former JCT staffers would not comment on whether they remembered the dispute with Trump, citing confidentiality rules. Neal, the lead force behind a Democratic lawsuit to expose Trump’s taxes, said the Times’ reporting is proof that the documents should be given to Congress.
Trump business deductions: sketchy, normal or in-between?
A key question is whether those deductions reported by The New York Times were excessive and possibly illegal; they enabled Trump to avoid millions of dollars in taxes. It would be up to the IRS, which is auditing some of Trump’s returns, to decide whether the deductions are legitimate. The agency defines an ordinary expense as one that’s common and accepted in a company’s trade or type of business. According to the Times, Trump has treated some of his residences as businesses, in the process deducting millions of dollars. Moreover, under the tax legislation Trump signed into law in 2017, he would have been limited to $10,000 a year in property tax deductions for 2018.
Biden releases 2019 taxes as pre-debate contrast with Trump
WASHINGTON – Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden paid nearly $288,000 in federal income taxes last year, according to returns he released just hours before his Tuesday night debate with President Donald Trump. The move came following a report from The New York Times that Trump paid just $750 in income taxes in 2016, the year he ran for president, and in 2017, his first year in the White House. The Times also reported that Trump paid no income tax at all in 10 of the 15 years prior to 2017. The campaign released a media ad showing that nurses, firefighters and other working-class Americans pay far more in annual federal taxes than the $750 Trump tax payments described by the Times. Harris has released 15 years of tax returns dating to her stint as San Francisco district attorney.