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Books of The Times: Will Democracy Survive President Trump? Two New Books Aren’t So Sure

NY Times - Wed, 2018-01-10 13:20
David Frum’s “Trumpocracy” takes aim at the president and those who empower him, and “How Democracies Die,” by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt, reads at times like a sly subtweet of the Republican Party.

How Breitbart might change, or not, without Steve Bannon

Washington Post - Wed, 2018-01-10 13:15
Former staffers hope for a return to what they see as Andrew Breitbart's original vision. Don't expect the site to get tougher on Trump, however.

Heat wave is killing thousands of bats

CNN - Wed, 2018-01-10 12:56
While the US begins to recover from record low temperatures, Australia is facing a deadly heat wave that is killing thousands of large bats, called flying foxes.

Debra Messing, Eva Longoria call out E!

CNN - Wed, 2018-01-10 12:53
Eva Longoria, Debra Messing and Laura Dern called out E! on the Golden Globes red carpet Sunday to slam the network for former host Catt Sadler's departure over her pay gap.

‘Mitt-ism’ vs. ‘Trumpism’: Romney’s return to national stage flares GOP divide

Washington Post - Wed, 2018-01-10 12:45
A potential Senate bid in Utah by the 2012 Republican presidential nominee sparks debate over party’s future.

Trump suggests bringing back earmarks

Washington Post - Wed, 2018-01-10 12:45
President Trump told Democrats and Republicans they should consider reviving earmarks to make passing legislation easier during a meeting on Jan. 9.

Early election forecast: Republicans could lose 38 seats and House majority

Washington Post - Wed, 2018-01-10 12:45
And Senate control is a toss-up.

President Trump has made more than 2,000 false or misleading claims over 355 days

Washington Post - Wed, 2018-01-10 12:45
With just 10 days left in his first year as president, Trump breaks a barrier we thought was beyond his reach.

Trump administration says no oil drilling off Florida coast

Washington Post - Wed, 2018-01-10 12:45
The change of course highlights the Sunshine State’s political importance.

Review: Dancing to Destruction in Enda Walsh’s Fierce ‘Disco Pigs’

NY Times - Wed, 2018-01-10 12:37
This harrowing and exhilarating revival, featuring an inexhaustible cast of two, summons the agonies and ecstasies of being 17 in a blighted Irish town.

Review: In ‘The Insult,’ the Dispute Is Personal. And Political.

NY Times - Wed, 2018-01-10 12:23
Lebanon’s energetic Oscar entry is the story of a quarrel that escalates into greater conflict.

Astronaut apologizes for out-of-this-world claim

CNN - Wed, 2018-01-10 12:19
What seemed like an out-of-this-world claim has turned out to be just that.

Rep. Darrell Issa, Hillary Clinton’s one-time chief antagonist on Capitol Hill, plans to retire

Washington Post - Wed, 2018-01-10 12:15
The Republican faced a highly competitive reelection bid in a Southern California district that voted for Clinton in 2016.
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