Trump’s Treasury secretary pick claims the unemployment rate is ‘not real’

“The average American worker has gone nowhere,” Mnuchin said in his confirmation hearing. fTreasury Secretary-designate Steven Mnuchin testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Finance Committee. CREDIT: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite FSteve Mnuchin, Trump’s nominee for Treasury Secretary, claimed during …

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Russian Nightclub Hosts Early Inauguration Party for Trump

“Trump, Trump — it is unbelievable. Trump, Trump, he’s a superman, Trump, Trump — symbol of America. Trump, Trump, he’s really president,” someone in the crowd at Arbat 13 in Moscow was heard singing Thursday evening. Twenty-four hours before Donald Trump was to be sworn in as President of the …

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Midday open thread: Springsteen, protests and more

Today’s comic by Ruben Bolling is The real story behind why the Emoluments Clause doesn’t apply to Trump: Da Boss: If you want to be in Bruce Springsteen’s good graces, you’ve got to get with his friends—and recognize which people he doesn’t exactly care for. Bruce cover act the B Street Band learned that the …

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What Do You Know … About Obama’s Presidency?

Ian Williams / Katie Martin / The Atlantic In the January/February 2017 issue of The Atlantic, our writers explored the legacy of America’s first black president, the mysterious death of a Russian billionaire, the science of sleep, the dangers of sugar, and much more. Have you read it cover to …

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