Watch: Bernie Sanders asks Betsy DeVos the $200 million question – Vox

Watch: Bernie Sanders asks Betsy DeVos the $200 million question – Vox http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/1/17/14304606/bernie-sanders-betsy-devos Sen. Bernie Sanders is nothing if not consistent. On Tuesday at a confirmation hearing, Sanders got a chance to question Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump’s choice for education secretary. DeVos is a billionaire who, along with her family, has donated $200 million to […] more…

Outgoing CDC chief talks about agency’s successes — and his greatest fear

Outgoing CDC chief talks about agency’s successes — and his greatest fear https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/to-your-health/wp/2017/01/16/outgoing-cdc-chief-talks-about-the-agencys-successes-and-his-greatest-fear/ By Lena H. Sun • January 16, 2017 at 10:55 AM CDC Director Tom Frieden is pictured at his office in Atlanta during the Ebola crisis in 2014. (Michel du Cille/The Washington Post) Tom Frieden, the director of the Centers for Disease […] more…

Obama’s Secret to Surviving the White House Years: Books – NYTimes.com

Obama’s Secret to Surviving the White House Years: Books – NYTimes.com https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/01/16/books/obamas-secret-to-surviving-the-white-house-years-books.html January 16, 2017 Critic’s Notebook Not since Lincoln has there been a president as fundamentally shaped — in his life, convictions and outlook on the world — by reading and writing as Barack Obama. Last Friday, seven days before his departure from the […] more…

Stark inequality: Oxfam says 8 men as rich as half the world

Stark inequality: Oxfam says 8 men as rich as half the world http://www.businessinsider.com/ap-stark-inequality-oxfam-says-8-men-as-rich-as-half-the-world-2017-1 7h 11 DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) – The gap between the super-rich and the poorest half of the global population is starker than previously thought, with just eight men, from Bill Gates to Michael Bloomberg, owning as much wealth as 3.6 billion people, […] more…

The Real Reason Americans Are So Fat | Men’s Health

The Real Reason Americans Are So Fat | Men’s Health http://www.menshealth.com/weight-loss/reasons-americans-are-fat The Real Reason Americans Are So Fat The logic seems impeccable: In 1980, the U.S. government officially recommended that all Americans eat a low-fat diet. The entire country fell in line. Food manufacturers cranked out low-fat versions of everything from pastries to pork (“the […] more…

The Real Reason Americans Are So Fat | Men’s Health

The Real Reason Americans Are So Fat | Men’s Health http://www.menshealth.com/weight-loss/reasons-americans-are-fat The Real Reason Americans Are So Fat The logic seems impeccable: In 1980, the U.S. government officially recommended that all Americans eat a low-fat diet. The entire country fell in line. Food manufacturers cranked out low-fat versions of everything from pastries to pork (“the […] more…

Peter Thiel considers California governor bid for 2018 — Quartz

Peter Thiel considers California governor bid for 2018 — Quartz https://qz.com/885995/peter-thiel-considers-california-governor-bid-for-2018/ April Siese Since donating $1.25 million in support of Donald Trump, Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel has been disrupting politics on a national level. He graced the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, and has since had a hand in the president-elect’s transition team. […] more…

Website Goes Down At Office Of Government Ethics Amid Political Storm

The website at the Office of Government Ethics went down Friday afternoon, apparently overwhelmed with traffic, as the agency and its director found themselves at the heart of a growing political fight. OGE website administrator Michael Hanson told NPR’s Danielle Kurtzleben the site failure came as a result of the usually sleepy office’s website receiving […] more…

Davos elites suffering acute anxiety over the dawning of the Trump era

Davos elites suffering acute anxiety over the dawning of the Trump era http://www.businessinsider.com/davos-elites-suffering-acute-anxiety-over-the-dawning-of-the-trump-era-2017-1 A Davos logo is seen before the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland January 15, 2017.REUTERS/Ruben Sprich The global economy is in better shape than it’s been in years. Stock markets are booming, oil prices are on […] more…

Outgoing CIA Chief Rips Into Trump on Russia Threat – ABC News

Outgoing CIA Chief Rips Into Trump on Russia Threat – ABC News http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/trump-clashes-civil-rights-leader-inauguration-looms-44788310 The outgoing CIA director charged on Sunday that Donald Trump lacks a full understanding of the threat Moscow poses to the United States, delivering a public lecture to the president-elect that further highlighted the bitter state of Trump’s relations with American intelligence […] more…
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