NYT Cooking launches subscription service

June 29, 2017

Image: NYT Cooking The New York Times can’t live on news alone, so it’s turning to bread. The Times is launching a new subscription service for its cooking vertical, the most recent in a series of experiments into ways to make more money from its existing content. For $5 every four weeks, subscribers get access to NYT Cooking’s database of more than 18,000 recipes as well as premium features including…

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MashTalk: What is Uber’s future without Travis Kalanick?

June 25, 2017

After this week, Uber is forever changed. Co-founder Travis Kalanick was forced to resign as CEO after pressure from investors over recent scandals. Those scandals? Where to begin: There are the allegations of sexual harassment and HR incompetence from Susan Fowler Rigetti. There’s the ongoing lawsuit from Alphabet’s Waymo that alleges Uber benefited from intellectual property that the now-fired head of self-driving may have stolen. There’s the Greyball program that…

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Travis Kalanick apologists sound a lot like Donald Trump supporters

June 24, 2017

Mandatory Credit: Photo by AP/REX/Shutterstock (8875114h) President Donald Trump is greeted by supporters during a rally, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa Trump, Cedar Rapids, USA – 21 Jun 2017 Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock They might not be perfect, but they’re winners. In 2017, it’s a common refrain. For example: It’s how Donald Trump supporters justify supporting Donald Trump. And it’s also how Travis Kalanick supporters still justify supporting Travis Kalanick. Let’s be clear:…

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How I transitioned into the freelance economy

June 21, 2017

Image:  Vasylyna Halun/shutterstock Five years ago, I was one year into a salary writing job at a luxury fashion brand when it hit me: I was being grossly overpaid. You read right. I was overpaid. As a writer. In fashion. You can imagine my boss face whenat our monthly review I marched into his office, diligently listed out my responsibilitiesand informed him that I was being overpaid. Through the most…

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Keith Olbermann: We Need To Help Donald Trump Self-Destruct

June 20, 2017

Olbermann points to a litany of signs in the press that the president is becoming disturbingly obsessed with the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the presidential election and possible ties between that country and Trumps campaign. Trump is incessantly watching TV news about the investigation and yelling at television sets in the White House, convinced hes the target of a conspiracy, the Associated Press has reported. Trump has also…

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Is Reality Winner A Leaker, A Whistleblower Or Something Else?

June 9, 2017

Whats the difference? Leakers, on the other hand, can become targets for prosecution for mishandling classified information. Not all leak are crimes, however. Sharing unclassified materials such as former FBI Director James Comey did with some of his memos about his private conversations with President Donald Trump is not illegal, experts say. Sean Rayford via Getty Images Reality Winner is a leaker, according to the U.S. Attorneys Office in Southern…

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James Comey Reportedly Will Testify He Never Told Trump He Wasn’t Under Investigation

June 7, 2017

Former FBI Director James Comey is reportedly set to testify he never told President Donald Trump that he was not under investigation in connection with Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to and . While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation, I nevertheless concur with the judgment of the Department of Justice that you are not able to effectively…

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Oculus founder plots surveillance tech startup to help Trump build border wall

June 5, 2017

Oculus co-founder Palmer LuckeyImage: Bryan Steffy/Getty Images for Dell If you thought the pioneering founder of virtual reality company Oculus, Palmer Luckey, was just going to fade into the shadows with his Facebook money, think again. While recent reports indicated that his second act might be a gaming company, it turns out that he’s also working on a security company that has an ominously familiar mission: policing immigration border walls….

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White House Dodges Questions About Kushner Meetings With Russians

May 31, 2017

White House press secretary Sean Spicer dodged questions Tuesday afternoon about President Donald Trumps son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and what Trump did or didnt know about Kushners meetings last year with Russian officials. Mr. Kushners attorney has said that Mr. Kushner has volunteered to share what he knows with Congress about the meetings, Spicer told reporters during the daily press briefing. The Washington Post and other major outlets reported last week…

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Trump is back from Europe and ready to scare us all on Twitter again

May 30, 2017

Image: christopher gordon/us navy/Getty Images Even though he was busy destroying postwar alliances and praising autocrats, it was nice to have President Trump away from the United States for a week, especially away from Twitter. Well, that time has ended. President Trump is back from Europe and back on his phone, with some of his most disturbing (yet properly spelled!) allegations yet. SEE ALSO: President Trump left TripAdvisor reviews for…

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Monica Lewinsky Bids Roger Ailes Goodbye In Scathing NYT Column

May 23, 2017

After decades of grappling with her relationship with former President Bill Clinton and the ensuing media frenzy, Monica Lewinsky is bidding goodbye to Roger Ailes, a man who shamelessly capitalized on the scandal. Or, rather than saying goodbye to Ailes himself, Lewinsky is saying goodbye (and good riddance) to the atmosphere he created. As she wrote in a Monday column for the New York Times: This is not another obituary…

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Twitter co-founder: ‘Yeah, I’m sorry’ if Twitter helped Trump get elected

May 21, 2017

Image: Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto/Getty Twitter co-founder Evan Williams wants you to know he’s super sorry for any role the social media platform played in the election of President Donald Trump. The sort-of apology was made in an interview with The New York Times published on Saturday. Williams’ remorse for possibly helping to create a political monster comes after Trump’s claims that Twitter was key in helping him clinch the election. I…

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Tips for dealing with a toddler and also Donald Trump

May 21, 2017

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock Donald Trump is a man whose behavior follows the whim of his impulses and tantrums, much like a toddler, and the world is scrambling to accommodate it. Officials in the White House and from governments around the globe have tailored aspects of governance to the new president to fit his notoriously short attention span and…

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Bush, Obama Lawyers Slam Trump’s Possible Meddling In FBI Russia Probe

May 18, 2017

Asked at a Wednesday conference if he could hypothetically conceive of a similar conversation between former President George W. Bush and a top law enforcement official about an ongoing criminal investigation, former Attorney General Michael Mukasey was emphatic. Neil Eggleston, former President Barack Obamas White House counsel during the last years of his administration, responded similarly. Comey had been leading the FBI investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with…

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Sen. Angus King Says We’re Getting Closer To Impeachment

May 18, 2017

The New York Times and several other publications, citing a detailed memo written by Comey, reported Tuesday that the president asked the then-FBI director to cut off the investigation of Flynns ties to the Russian government. The report was published exactly one week after Trump abruptly fired Comey, a decision the president said later was influenced by the Russia thing. If these allegations, Senator, are true, are we getting closer…

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John McCain: Trump Scandals ‘Reaching Watergate Size And Scale’

May 17, 2017

Weve seen this movie before. Its reaching Watergate size and scale, he said at a Republican event on Tuesday night, according to GOP strategist Ana Navarro.This is not good for the country. However, despite the Watergate comparison, McCain also said he was against appointing a special prosecutor, according to New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman. According to the Daily Beast,Schieffer asked McCain what advice he would give to Trump. McCain…

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Sally Yates Says There Are ‘Serious Questions’ About Comey Firing

May 17, 2017

Yates, speaking to CNNs Anderson Cooper in her first television interview following her own firing by Trump, said the ongoing blowout over Comeys dismissal was a really troubling situation. Many of her responses echoed those made during her testimony to a Senate subcommittee this month, but she said recent news events, like last weeks New York Times report that said Trump asked Comey to pledge his loyalty to himat a…

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Jeffrey Toobin On Trump-Comey Chat: ‘Obstruction Of Justice’

May 17, 2017

The New York Times reported on Tuesday that the president asked Comey to end the investigation of former national security adviser The bombshell accusation is based on a memo Comey reportedly wrote shortly after the meeting. If true, Toobin says, it presents a very simple legal case against Trump. Three words obstruction of justice, Toobin said Tuesday to Wolf Blitzer on The Situation Room. Telling the FBI director to close…

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Washington Post Withheld Secret ISIS Plot Details Trump Reportedly Gave To Russians

May 16, 2017

The Washington PostsMonday that President Donald Trump Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak had been provided by The Post proved to bemore effective at protecting classified information than President Trump in his exchanges with the Russians,Ned Price, a former National Security Council spokesman, said on MSNBC Monday evening. The New York Times and BuzzFeed separately confirmed that Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russians. Washington Post…

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