Andrew Tobias: Oprah 2020?
And don't tell me you don't know what Democrats stand for, because you do. And I'll prove it. See if you can identify which party favors each of these: 1. TAX CUTS FOR THE RICH 2. RAISING THE $7.25 MINIMUM WAGE …
Josh Marshall: The Biggest Question on the Trump/Russia Story (TPM)
My best guess is that people around Putin knew Trump was crooked and dependent on Russian money and that he was likely to be friendly and up for … well, up for anything. So they went to work trying to make friends and found willing partners. He was up for anything. But that isn't so much an explanation based on specific facts as it is the simplest explanation, the cleanest theory that accounts for all the facts we know. This requires a lot more sleuthing and explanation.
Jonathan Swan: "1 big thing: Scoop: Trump's secret, shrinking schedule" (AXIOS)
President Trump is starting his official day much later than he did in the early days of his presidency, often around 11am, and holding far fewer meetings, according to copies of his private schedule shown to Axios. This is largely to meet Trump's demands for more "Executive Time," which almost always means TV and Twitter time alone in the residence, officials tell us. The schedules shown to me are different than the sanitized ones released to the media and public.
The Corps of Discovery was a specially-established unit of the United States Army which formed the nucleus of the Lewis and Clark Expedition that took place between May 1804 and September 1806. The Corps, which was a select group of volunteers, were led jointly by Captain Meriwether Lewis and Second Lieutenant William Clark. Commissioned by President Thomas Jefferson, the Corps' objectives were scientific and commercial even - to study the area's plants, animal life, and geography, and to learn how the Louisiana Purchase could be exploited economically.
In 1803, President Thomas Jefferson commissioned the Corps of Discovery, and named as its leader his personal secretary and U.S. Army Captain, Meriwether Lewis, who selected William Clark as his partner. The goals of the Corps of Discovery, whose cadre would be raised primarily from the U.S. military, was to explore the Louisiana Purchase, and establish trade and U.S. sovereignty over the native peoples along the Missouri River. Jefferson also wanted to establish a U.S. claim to the Pacific Northwest and Oregon territory by documenting an American presence there before other Europeans, such as the British, could lay title to the land.
A total of 33 volunteers, including 29 in training, spent the 1803-1804 winter at Camp Dubois in Indiana Territory. On May 14, 1804, the Corps left Dubois by canoe in order to meet up with Lewis at St. Charles, Missouri. The expedition then set off west following the Missouri River on 21 May. Three days later, they passed La Charrette, the last Euro-American settlement on the Missouri.
Randall was first, and correct, with:
Lewis and Clark expedition
The Corps of Discovery was the nucleus of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
Alan J answered:
The Lewis and Clark Expedition.
Kevin K. in Washington, DC said:
What is the Lewis and Clark expedition, Alex?
Jim from CA, retired to ID, responded:
The Corps of Discovery was a specially-established unit of the United States Army which formed the nucleus of the Lewis and Clark Expedition that took place between May 1804 and September 1806.
Daniel in The City replied:
The Lewis and Clark Expedition
Dave in Tucson said:
The Corps of Discovery was the nucleus of the Lewis & Clark Expedition. Featuring Sacagawea
Billy in Cypress responded:
The Corps of Discovery sounds like the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
The Corps of Discovery was the core of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcali said:
Lewis and Clark Expedition…Had a great time at the Golden 1 Center last night with my Grandsons…First rate Arena…Home team choked at the very end of the game…Shiity fucking drive in the pouring rain and fog…
The Corps of Discovery was the nucleus of the Lewis and Clark expedition.
Almost 2" of rain fell Monday, and around midnight the electricity went out. It came back on around 1:30. A minor inconvenience. And an excuse to walk the dogs between rain showers.
The Lewis & Clark Expedition.
Rosemary in Columbus responded:
Lewis and Clark Expedition in early 1800s
Joe S answered:
Journey to the center of the Earth. Not a lot of people know that, but I can tell you this, Journey to the center of the Earth. I'm very smart, probably a genius, yes a genius, very smart. Went to the best schools. I know these things.
1/9/18 WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)-Donald J. Trump issued a stark warning to the nation on Monday that, if elected President, Oprah Winfrey would force Americans to read.
"This is a woman who, every chance she got, told people to join her book club," Trump told reporters. "If she were President, you better believe that she would make every single American join that book club."
So far so good on beating cancer for now. I'm doing fine. At the end of the month I'll be 16 months into an 8 month mean lifespan. And yesterday I went on a 7 mile hike and managed to keep up with the hiking group I was with. So, doing something right.
Still waiting for future test results and should see things headed in the right direction. I can say that it's not likely that anything dire happens in the short term so that means that I should have time to make several more attempts at this. So even if it doesn't work the first time there are a lot of variations to try. So if there's bad news it will help me pick the next radiation target.
I have written a "how to" guide for oncologists to perform the treatment that I got. I'm convinced that I'm definitely onto something and whether it works for me or not isn't the definitive test. I know if other people tried this that it would work for some of them, and if they improve it that it will work for a lot of them.
The guide is quite detailed and any doctor reading this can understand the procedure at every level. I also go into detail as to how it works, how I figured it out, and variations and improvements that could be tried to enhance it. I also introduce new ways to look at the problem. There is a lot of room for improvement and I think that doctors reading it will see what I'm talking about and want to build on it. And it's written so that if you're not a doctor you can still follow it. It also has a personal story revealing that I'm the class clown of cancer support group. I give great interviews and I look pretty hot in a lab coat.
So, feel free to read this and see what I'm talking about. But if any of you want to help then pass this around to both doctors and cancer patients. I need some media coverage. I'm looking for as many eyeballs as possible to read these ideas. Even if this isn't the solution, it's definitely on the right track. After all, I did hike 7 miles yesterday. And this hiking group wasn't moving slow. So if this isn't working then, why am I still here?
I also see curing cancer as more of an engineering problem that a medical problem. So if you are good at solving problems and most of what you know about medicine was watching the Dr. House MD TV show, then you're at the level I was at when I started. So anyone can jump in and be part of the solution.
Here is a link to my guide: Oncologists Guide to Curing Cancer using Abscopal Effect
CBS starts the night with a FRESH'Amazing Race', followed by a FRESH'SEAL Team', then a FRESH'Criminal Minds'.
Scheduled on a FRESHStephen Colbert are Sarah Jessica Parker, Pete Holmes, and Jack Black.
Scheduled on a FRESHJames Corden, OBE, are Judd Apatow, Aaron Sorkin, and Rachel Platten.
NBC opens the night with a FRESH'The Blacklist', followed by a FRESH'L&O: SVU', then a FRESH'Chicago PD'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Fallon are Saoirse Ronan, Timothee Chalamet, and Camila Cabello.
Scheduled on a FRESHSeth Meyers are James Franco, Lawrence O'Donnell, the Roots featuring Bilal, and Allison Miller.
On a RERUNCarson 'The Scab' Daly (from 12/13/17) are Rian Johnson, the Dirty Nil, Coyote Peterson, and My Ticket Home.
ABC begins the night with a RERUN'The Goldbergs', followed by a FRESH'Speechless', then a FRESH'Modern Family', followed by a FRESH'American Housewife', then a FRESH'Match Game'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Kimmel are Chris Hemsworth, Darren Criss, and Elvis Costello.
The CW offers the FRESH'The 3rd Annual Howie Mandell Stand-Up Gala', followed by a FRESH'Animal Crackers'.
Faux has a FRESH'The X-Files', followed by a FRESH'9-1-1'.
MY has 'Page Six TV', followed by 'Top 30', then an old 'Dateline'.
A&E has 2 hours of old 'Storage Wars', followed by a FRESH'Storage Wars', then another FRESH'Storage Wars', followed by a FRESH'Rooster & Butch'.
AMC offers the movie 'The Day After Tomorrow', followed by the movie 'Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines', then the movie 'The Day After Tomorrow'.
[6:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 2-The Shakespeare Code
[7:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 3-Gridlock
[8:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 4-Daleks In Manhattan-Part 1.
[9:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 25-Transfigurations
[10:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 4-Suddenly Human
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[4:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 18-Identity Crisis
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[8:00PM] THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK (2004)
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Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of NJ', another 'Real Housewives Of NJ', followed by a FRESH'Real Housewives Of NJ', another 'Real Housewives Of NJ', then a FRESH'Watch What Happens Live'.
FX has the movie 'The Wolverine', followed by the movie 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past'.
History has 'Pawn Stars', another 'Pawn Stars', 'Vikings', followed by a FRESH'Vikings', then a FRESH'Knightfall'.
[6:00AM] THE THREE STOOGES-Mummy's Dummies
[6:15AM] THE THREE STOOGES-The Sitter Downers
[6:40AM] THE THREE STOOGES-Slippery Silks
[7:05AM] THE THREE STOOGES-Sock-a-Bye-Baby
[7:30AM] RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION
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[1:45PM] RESIDENT EVIL: EXTINCTION
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[3:00pm] criminal minds
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[5:30am] the andy griffith show (ALL TIMES EST)
SyFy has the movie 'Marvel's The Avengers', followed by a FRESH'The Magicians', then a FRESH'Happy!'.
On a RERUNConan (from 11/28/17) are Justin Verlander, Jay Pharoah, and Langhorne Slim.
French movie icon Catherine Deneuve thinks the #MeToo movement to hold sexual harassers accountable has gone too far, joining a group of other influential French women arguing that it amounts to "puritanism" and "a wave of purification" that has created "a climate of a totalitarian society."
The actress was among 100 women - including journalists, filmmakers, writers and intellectuals - who signed the letter, published Tuesday in France's leading newspaper Le Monde. The missive decried the recent wave of sexual misconduct allegations against powerful men as "a witch hunt" and a hindrance to "sexual freedom."
They claimed that "the Weinstein affair," referring to the bombshell stories of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein's serial sexual harassment and assault of actresses and employees, has led to unfair punishments in some cases and stems from "a hatred of men and of sexuality."
The women went on to suggest that #MeToo has led to "a fever to send the 'pigs' to the slaughterhouse" - referring to the French version of the social media hashtag, #BalanceTonPorc, which roughly translates to "call out your pig."
Italian actress and director Asia Argento, one of Weinstein's accusers, called the letter "deplorable" and accused Deneuve and the other signatories of "interiorized misogyny."
Ecuador is seeking a mediator to resolve the standoff with Britain on the future of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been holed up in its London embassy since 2012, the South American country's foreign minister said Tuesday.
Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa said the South American country was looking at the possibility of a "third country or a personality" stepping in to settle the five-year impasse.
Assange, an Australian citizen now aged 46, moved into Ecuador's embassy to avoid arrest over a now-dropped Swedish investigation into rape allegations.
He has not stepped foot outside the mission since, fearing he could be extradited to the United States and put on trial for WikiLeaks' publication of leaked secret US military documents and diplomatic cables in 2010.
It is the first time Ecuador has proposed mediation to resolve the case.
Sports stadiums in Saudi Arabia will open their doors to women to attend football matches for the first time ever on Friday, the government has announced.
"The first match that women will be allowed to watch will be Al-Ahli versus Al-Batin on Friday January 12," the ministry of information said in a statement on Monday.
It said women would also be able to attend a second match on the following day and a third one on January 18.
Women from across the vast Gulf kingdom may be able to take advantage of this new freedom as the first match will be held in the capital Riyadh, the second in Jeddah on the Red Sea and the third in the eastern city of Dammam.
The kingdom, which has some of the world's tightest restrictions on women, has long barred women from sports arenas by strict rules on segregation of the sexes in public.
President-for-now Donald Trump (R-Crooked)-who boasted over the weekend that his success in life was a result of "being, like, really smart"-communicates at the lowest grade level of the last 15 presidents, according to a new analysis of the speech patterns of presidents going back to Herbert Hoover.
President Donald Trump has the worst vocabulary of any modern president, a new analysis found.
The analysis assessed the first 30,000 words each president spoke in office, and ranked them on the Flesch-Kincaid grade level scale and more than two dozen other common tests analyzing English-language difficulty levels. Trump clocked in around mid-fourth grade, the worst since Harry Truman, who spoke at nearly a sixth-grade level.
At the top of the list were Hoover and Jimmy Carter, who were basically at an 11th-grade level, and President Barack Obama, in third place with a high ninth-grade level of communicating with the American people.
The Flesch-Kincaid scale was developed in 1975 for the U.S. Navy to assess the relative difficulty of training manuals biased on word length and sentence length. A database of Trump's words, compiled by the incomparable factba.se, ran the comparative analysis yesterday, in response to the president's claim that he is "a genius."
Members of the Long Beach Fire Department Swift Water Rescue Team check equipment while staged at Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara, Calif., Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. The team will respond if needed for any area flooding in the Montecito or Carpinteria areas.
Photo by Mike Eliason
The U.S. power grid regulator on Monday rejected a directive by Energy Secretary Rick Perry (R-Hair) to prop up aging coal and nuclear power plants, in a setback for the Trump administration that disappointed coal miners but pleased drillers, environmentalists and renewable energy advocates.
Perry had directed the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in September to consider a plan subsidizing those plants for what he said were their contributions in making the power grid more reliable and resilient.
FERC said in its ruling that such subsidies may not be fair. "The record ... does not demonstrate that such an outcome would be just and reasonable," the agency said in the filing. FERC said it had embarked on a new process to determine whether the grid can be strengthened.
The move was a blow to Perry who wanted FERC to reward certain nuclear and coal-fired power plants that store 90 days of fuel on site by paying for their operating costs through power price adjustments.
President-for-now Donald Trump (R-Corrupt) promised to aid the coal and nuclear industries, which have suffered shutdowns resulting from a glut of cheap natural gas.
A palm tree is refracted in raindrops on a windshield in Apple Valley, Calif., on Monday, Jan. 8 2018. Storms brought rain to California on Monday and increased the risk of mudslides in fire-ravaged communities.
Photo by James Quigg
President-for-now Trump (R-Buffoon) was mocked Monday night for seemingly not knowing the words to "The Star Spangled Banner." At the College Football Playoff National Championship game in Atlanta, GA, Trump mouthed parts of the anthem - though it wasn't clear what he was actually singing.
And while the world is debating whether the president knows or doesn't know the lyrics to the national anthem, his body language revealed something more: He was nervous. That's according to nonverbal communication and human behavior expert Patti Wood, who told Refinery29 that Trump's body language pointed to the fact that he was in a stressful situation.
"There's inconsistencies in his behavior throughout the anthem - and it's not a long song," Wood, who has more than 35 years of experience as a body language expert, said. "He had two choices: He could be very solemn and still, or he could be rousing and look up to the crowd, sort of saying: Isn't this fantastic? This is our national anthem. He didn't do either of those."
For Wood, Trump's behavior was the "antithesis" of how he has said people should behave while "The Star Spangled Banner" plays. First, he broke away from the norm established by other elected officials, who typically sing the whole anthem. And then his behavior throughout the song made it seem like he was uncomfortable.
Wood also pointed out that the president was swaying while the anthem played. She said: "That would be normal if it was a fight song or a rousing song. But there's a solemnity to the national anthem, so people stand still as a sign of respect and reverence."
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