Seth Meyers Unloads On ‘Human Pinkie Ring’ Anthony Scaramucci

July 25, 2017

Scaramucci, a former hedge fund manager who was once shut down in the most presidential way by Barack Obama, appeared before the media during a news conference Friday. He gushed about how much he loves Trump and bragged about the presidents athletic abilities. Hes a human pinkie ring, Meyers joked. Hes the human embodiment of a double-parked BMW. He looks like the guy who leaves a doo-wop group over creative…

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Trump’s ‘Embarrassing Spectacle’ At Boy Scout Jamboree Panned By Former Scouts

July 25, 2017

Trump, speaking in Glen Jean, West Virginia, began his remarks with a pledge that he wouldnt talk about the current climate in Washington, D.C., commenting, Who the hell wants to speak about politics when Im in front of the Boy Scouts? The Boy Scouts of America released a statement late Monday to a reporter who asked about its political stance, saying the organization was wholly non-partisan and does not promote…

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Here’s what healthcare would look like if we took very smart man Donald Trump literally

July 25, 2017

Here is President Trump being a very smart man.Image: michael reynolds/Getty Images President Trump has an incredible plan for resolving America’s healthcare crisis, and while it’s short on details, it’s absolutely bursting with happy adjectives. Trump successfully pulled together multiple strings of words for a free association interview with The New York Times thisweek. Central to that conversation was Trump’s explanation of the American healthcare system, which he believes works…

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We got our hands on Trump’s speech to pardon the Thanksgiving turkey

July 24, 2017

So, we got into work this morning and someone had slipped the working draft of President Donald Trump’s speech for later this year when he pardons the Thanksgiving turkey. Apparently, he’s writing it himself. I know, right?? Admittedly, this is very early for Trump to be planning out the annual presidential tradition, and he’s not really known for writing his own speeches. But, we here at Mashable would be remiss…

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If you’ve ever dreamed of working in finance, this online course could help

July 24, 2017

Image: pixabay Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Its hard to land a good job on Wall Street. You have to dress smart, act super confident, and watch the movie Wall Street over and over again. You also have to know so much about finance that itll make your head spin. Fortunately, the Wall Street Training Course Bundle will…

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UK and US to start talks on post-Brexit trade deal – BBC News

July 24, 2017

Mr Fox added: “The [UK-US trade and investment] working group is the means to ensure we get to know each other’s issues and identify areas where we can work together to strengthen trade and investment ties.” ‘Small practical things’ The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) director general Adam Marshall said the US’s experience at such negotiations would make it difficult for the UK to secure a good deal. “We’re just…

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GOP Leaders Still Insisting Repeal Won’t Take Health Care Away From Millions

July 24, 2017

The big focus of their efforts are a handful of relatively moderate senators from states where Obamacare has had a particularly strong impact on coverage. And although the campaign includes some old-fashioned political pressure, with President Donald Trump set this week to visit two of those states (Ohio and West Virginia), GOP leaders are also trying to use persuasion.In particular, they are still trying to convince those holdout senators that…

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Jared Kushner To Testify Behind Closed Doors About Russia Contacts

July 24, 2017

Kushner, a senior White House adviser, is expected to face questions about his contacts with Russian citizens and officials when he testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Monday and the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee on Tuesday. Moscow has denied any interference, and Trump says his campaign did not collude with Russia. Members of both committees say they are eager to hear about the June 2016 meeting involving Russian…

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Mike Pence Cements His Trump Bromance With Gushing Love Letter

July 24, 2017

In a piece published on Fox News website, Pence showered Trump with praise about his successful six months in office. Pence then listed a number of promises the Trump administration had yet to deliver on,namely tax cuts. Pences sentiments echoed comments made at a June cabinet meeting in which Trump appointees took turns praising the president. Pence spoke first and said, This is the greatest privilege of my life to…

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Should Americas Tech Giants Be Broken Up?

July 24, 2017

As a former tour manager for Bob Dylan and The Band, Jonathan Taplin isn’t your typical academic. Lately, though, he’s been busy writing somber tomes about market shares, monopolies, and online platforms. His conclusion: Amazon.com, Facebook, and Google have become too big and too powerful and, if not stopped, may need to be broken up. Crazy? Maybe not. Taplin, 70, author of , knows digital media, having run the Annenberg…

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One woman training this summer could be the first to become a Navy SEAL

July 24, 2017

First woman?Image: Middlebrook/CSM/REX/Shutterstock The Navy SEALs are one group that’s still lagging when it comes to gender equality, but one woman has put herself in a position to change that. The unidentified enlistee is the first woman to step forward and apply to join the Navy’s elite special operations force, CNN reported. She’s joined by another woman, also unidentified, who’s hoping to land with another spec ops force: the Navy’s…

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Trump confirms he’s at least thinking about presidential pardons

July 23, 2017

Can I pardon everyone?Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock President Donald Trump wakes up on Saturday mornings thinking about all the presidential pardons he could issue. His latest tweetstorm, about the unfairness of the investigation into his associates’ ties to Russia, Anthony Scaramucci and Democratic obstruction, included an interesting tweet that’s getting some attention. Only crime so far https://t.co/m0gAfHcvpt Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) July 22, 2017 How quickly we’ve reached the point in which the…

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A thesaurus of vaguely critical words Republicans use to chideTrump instead of taking action

July 23, 2017

Image: mark wilson/Getty Images Over the past few months, Republicans in Congress have bravely taken on President Trump by using some of the toughest adjectives they remember from their SAT workbook. Sure, they could theoretically take “real” action by demanding his tax returns, challenging him on his non-divestment from his businesses, or not voting for his dangerously under-qualified appointees. But why act, when you can instead vote for his entire…

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Business witches of Instagram take sorcery to a new level

July 23, 2017

Image: ambar del moral/mashable Katie Karpetz is a business witch. No, really. Karpetz, a Canadian who identifies as a bog witch because of her unruly hair, is literally in the business of selling products marketed specifically for other witches. SEE ALSO: Instagram shares magical ‘Harry Potter’ illustration to mark 20-year anniversary She sells everything from vintage amethyst tower wands designed to soothe insomnia, to custom-made “witch bottles” whose recipes are…

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Rugby ref Nigel Owens reveals ongoing bulimia battle – BBC News

July 23, 2017

I took an overdose, laid down on a Welsh mountainside and waited to die. Doctors later told me I was just 20 minutes from death when I was airlifted to hospital by a police helicopter. So I got a second chance. I was determined not to waste it and using my experience to help someone else is a pretty good way of ensuring that. Which brings me onto another “first”;…

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Female stars call on BBC ‘to sort gender pay gap now’ – BBC News

July 23, 2017

How much do BBC stars earn? What else did we learn? What will the industry make of star pay? Claudia Winkleman was the highest-paid female celebrity, earning between 450,000 and 500,000 last year, while the One Show’s Alex Jones was second, earning between 400,000 and 450,000. Discrimination Signatories to the letter also include BBC Sport’s Sue Barker, Today programme journalists Mishal Husain and Sarah Montague, presenter Fiona Bruce and the…

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Bad ads, coming to a Snapchat near you

July 23, 2017

Image: snapchat screenshot Two minutes. That’s all the time it takes to make a Snapchat ad with the company’s new tool released this week. It used to take months, and for good reason. One of the beauties of advertising on Snapchat, since its debut in early 2015, has been a high bar for quality because the formatmobile, vertical, 10 secondswas so new and the ad itself was so expensive. Now,…

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Snapchat is staffing up in cybersecurity as it damn well should

July 23, 2017

Image: mashable Snapchat cares about securitywhether it’s keeping CEO Evan Spiegel’s yacht adventures private or its software free from vulnerabilities. They, of course, would also not like to see any of their code ripped off by competitors such as Facebook. Bloomberg connected some dots in a story Friday, highlighting moves that Snap Inc. has made in taking cybersecurity more seriously. SEE ALSO: A flood of (bad) advertising is coming for…

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Women’s World Cup: Lynne Thomas and the cricket spirit of 1973 – BBC News

July 22, 2017

Women’s cricket makes declaration of intent World Cup prize money ‘will change people’s lives’ World Cup can put India’s women on the map England’s World Cup winners from 1973 honoured Royal approval “It is great for the girls that they can now make a career out of cricket if that is what they chose to do in life,” says Lynne, who combined playing cricket for England with playing international hockey…

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Report: Russian Ambassador Said He Discussed Trump Campaign With Jeff Sessions

July 22, 2017

The intercepted conversations suggest Kislyak and Sessions, now Trumps attorney general, had substantive conversations about Trumps position on Russia, and how he saw his relationship with the countrys government should he win the election,according to the Post report. The Justice Department didnt immediately return HuffPosts request for comment. If any brief interaction occurred in passing with the Russian ambassador during that reception, I do not remember it, Sessions said during…

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Sean Spicer To Hannity: Trump Didn’t Want Me To Go

July 22, 2017

Spicer said his departure was entirely his decision, according to a partial transcript of the interview shared by a Fox producer. Spicer also agreed with Hannitys suggestion that there is media bias in coverage of the federal investigation into Russia and Trumps 2016 campaign, which Hannity called the medias obsession. The questions and the issues that are of concern to everyday Americans are not nearly what they are for the…

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Trump ‘Loved’ His New Communications Director’s Feud With CNN

July 22, 2017

Anthony Scaramucci, the new White House communications director, recalled his own personal incident with CNN on Friday when the networks White House correspondent asked about the relationship he wants with the media. I thought I handled it well, he said of a now-retracted CNN story about him. You guys said something about me that was totally unfair and untrue. You retracted it and issued me an apology. And I accepted…

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Trump Jr. And Manafort Reach Agreement With Senate Panel To Put Off Public Hearing

July 22, 2017

Trump Jr. and Manafort have both agreed to hand over any relevant documents about Russian contacts to the committee and to be interviewed in private prior to any public session, CNNreported Friday. Both Donald Trump, Jr. and Paul Manafort, through their attorneys, have agreed to negotiate and provide the committee with documents and be interviewed by committee members and staff prior to a public hearing, their joint statement read. Glenn…

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The number of tweets Donald Trump sent since becoming president is mind boggling

July 22, 2017

WARNING: INCOMING TRUMP TWEET.Image: ambar del morale/mashable It’s been six months to the day since President Donald Trump, Tweeter-in-Chief, has taken office, and looking back on the journey has revealed what an absurd amount of his 140-character blurbs he’s sent out. SEE ALSO: Watch Trump’s ridiculous tweets transform into poetry before your eyes CNN (one of Trump’s favorite news outlets) sent out a succinct push notification on Thursday morning recapping…

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How to get a job at: Havas

July 22, 2017

When you think about where the most creative people work from photographers to designers to writers ad agencies employ some of the best. International advertising agency Havas knows a thing or two about making imaginative content that people actually connect with. With clients ranging from Louis Vuitton to IBM, it takes a special bunch to make that kind of magic happen. Havas does it all with a fearless commitment to…

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Comey, Russia, and fake news: 6 Trump tweetstorms that defined his first 6 months as president

July 21, 2017

Verbal tweet.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock President Donald Trump has a way of upending news cycles and his own agenda with a few early-morning 140-character messages tapped out on the Twitter app. Never before has a president used social media like this. Trump unleashes diatribes against enemies and friends, lashes out at news outlets and TV hosts, and chastises both Democrats and Republicans. SEE ALSO: Trumps Tech Week did not make America great…

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