William McRaven says America is ‘under attack’ by Trump — here’s what else the retired Navy SEAL admiral has to say about the president

Retired US Navy Adm. William McRaven delivered his fiercest criticism yet of President Donald Trump in a New York Times opinion column on Thursday. Here are a few of the criticisms McRaven has already leveled against Trump. Visit Business Insider’s hope page for more stories. Retired US Navy Adm. William McRaven, former head of Special […]

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Concluding its Hillary Clinton Email Probe, State Department Finds Classified Information Violations by 38 People

(WASHINGTON) — The State Department has completed its internal investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of private email and found violations by 38 people, some of whom may face disciplinary action. Read more: Mueller Report Showed Donald Trump Was Fixated on Finding Hillary Clinton’s Emails The department determined that those 38 people […]

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Hillary Clinton Appears to Imply Russia Is ‘Grooming’ Rep. Tulsi Gabbard for Third Party Run

(MANCHESTER, N.H.) — Hillary Clinton appears to call Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard “the favorite of the Russians” in a recent interview, while also describing 2016 Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein as “a Russian asset.” During a podcast appearance this week on Campaign HQ with David Plouffe, the former secretary of state and 2016 […]

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Trump Nominates Dan Brouillette to Replace Rick Perry as Energy Secretary

(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump says he is nominating a deputy to Energy Secretary Rick Perry to replace him in the top job at the Energy Department. Trump tweeted Friday that Dan Brouillette’s experience in the area is “unparalleled” and calls him a “total professional.” Trump is also praising Perry, who plans to leave the […]

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One chart shows how steep of a decline there’s been in the percentage of children outearning their parents since the 1940s

An American child born in 1945 had over a 90% chance of outearning their parents when they became adults. But fast-forward four decades, and a person born in the 1985 had only a 50% chance of faring better than them. As Stanford economics professor Raj Chetty put it, “It’s basically a coin flip as to […]

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Here’s the Deadline Countdown for Every Trump Impeachment Subpoena Issued So Far

If Congress drops a subpoena and no one responds, does it have an impact? At present, six of the eight major subpoenas that House Democrats have issued to Trump administration officials and departments have gone unanswered past the deadline set in the request, with the clock rapidly ticking down on the final two, which are […]

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Why Trump helped open a Louis Vuitton workshop in rural Texas

President Donald Trump appeared alongside one of his allies in the luxury world to help open a Louis Vuitton (LV) workshop in rural Texas. The opening marked the first luxury brand to seemingly align itself with the controversial president, though LV leaders at the appearance wouldn’t claim any formal association with Trump. Bernard Arnault, the […]

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Energy Secretary Rick Perry is resigning — here are all the casualties of the Trump administration so far

Secretary of Energy Rick Perry plans to leave the Trump administration by the end of this year, he recently announced. Perry’s departure comes after President Donald Trump implicated him in allegations that Trump improperly pressured Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden’s work on the board of a […]

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A questionable theory about ‘shady’ stock trades and Trump reveals how desperate people are for news they want to hear

A Vanity Fair story alleged to show shady trading in the stock futures market that happened just before major headlines involving President Donald Trump’s trade war with China. By linking supposedly shady trades to Trump, the story gained widespread attention. But the claims about the trades made in the story make little sense and appear […]

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Moderate Democrats Back 4 Bills Aimed at Making Housing More Affordable

Millions of Americans find themselves in a “Catch-22” when it comes to being able to afford the most basic of needs—a roof over their heads. A group of moderate Congressional Democrats, is endorsing four bills to address affordable housing on Friday, the group, New Democrat Coalition (NDC), tells TIME. “Access to safe and affordable housing […]

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Here’s the transcript of Mick Mulvaney’s Thursday press briefing — decide for yourself whether he confirms Trump’s Ukraine phone call was an illegal quid pro quo

On Thursday, White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney seemingly admitted in a press briefing to reporters that the administration engaged in a quid-pro-quo with Ukraine to trade US military aid for investigations. President Donald Trump is currently facing an impeachment inquiry over explosive allegations that he improperly used the power of the office […]

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Photos show the chaos and aftermath of a Mexican battle over drug lord ‘El Chapo’s’ son

On Thursday, Mexican forces briefly apprehended drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s son Ovidio Guzman in Culiacán. He’s wanted in the United States on drug trafficking charges. But Mexican security forces were quickly overwhelmed by cartel soldiers, who attacked with heavy weapons and set up road blockades, using burning vehicles. To prevent more casualties, Guzman […]

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Turkey may have used chemical weapons on the Kurdish civilians Trump left vulnerable

The United Nations is investigating the possible use of chemical weapons by Turkish and Turkish-backed forces in northeastern Syria, The Guardian reported Friday. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said that it was “aware of the situation and is collecting information with regard to possible use of chemical weapons,” but cautioned that […]

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Trump’s disastrous retreat from Syria raises new questions about his financial interests in Turkey

President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw US troops from northeast Syria has proven disastrous for the US’s Kurdish allies and shaken global faith in the US’s credibility. It’s opened the door to the resurgence of ISIS, handed Russia a major geopolitical victory, and catalyzed a humanitarian crisis in Syria. The decision has virtually no political […]

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Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood’ won’t be released in China unless Bruce Lee’s portrayal is edited

Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood’s” China release, which was originally slated for October 25, has been halted, according to multiple outlets including The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, and Deadline. THR and Variety reported that Bruce Lee’s daughter, Shannon Lee, filed a complaint with China’s National Film Administration over her father’s portrayal in the […]

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‘I Guess I’m the Meryl Streep of Generals.’ James Mattis Takes Shot at Trump After President Called Him ‘Overrated’

Former Defense Secretary James Mattis had a few jabs for President Donald Trump in a speech on Thursday. Mattis gave the keynote address at the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation a day after Trump called him “the world’s most overrated general” during a tense meeting with Congressional leaders on Wednesday about withdrawing U.S. forces […]

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Trump’s ‘great for everybody’ ceasefire deal in Syria gives Turkey everything it wants in exchange for virtually nothing

US officials who negotiated a ceasefire deal in Syria with Turkey caved in to nearly all its demands, a NATO official told Business Insider. The deal saw Turkey agree to a ceasefire in Syria in exchange for Kurdish forces withdrawing from the border region and US ending sanctions imposed earlier in the week. “I can’t […]

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We asked every 2020 Democrat how they would approach a trade war that has shaken the global economy. Only a handful of them had a plan.

Business Insider asked each Democratic presidential hopeful how they would approach the trade war with China, which has become one of the most important economic issues in the country. But many of the campaigns demurred, underscoring the awkward spot Trump has put the party in. Democrats have historically favored far tougher trade policies than Republicans, […]

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