President Donald Trump on Friday praised the results of the historic meeting between the leaders of South and North Korea after the hostile nations agreed to end war and pursue "complete denuclearization." "Good things are happening," he wrote on Twitter, adding words of caution, "but only time will tell." After a furious year of missile launches and Nuclear testing, a historic meeting between North and South Korea is now taking place. Good things are happening, but only time will tell! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 27, 2018 He followed up less than 15 minutes later with another tweet that sounded an even more optimistic note: "KOREAN WAR TO END!" KOREAN WAR TO END! The United States, and all of its GREAT people, should be very proud of what is now taking place in Korea! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 27, 2018 … [Read more...] about Trump Praises Korean Agreement: ‘Good Things Are Happening’
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Bob McDonnell. Most have complained that the decision makes it ‘harder’ for prosecutors to go after corrupt politicians. One author, in an article for the The New Yorker, even stated that the justices gave a “blessing” to bribery. Others went so far as to say that the Supreme Court decision will somehow allow politicians to run amok accepting bribes and make American democracy less transparent and more corrupt. I believe those fears are quite overstated. The truth is the decision does makes it ‘harder’ for prosecutors, but I think, under these circumstances, that’s a good thing.Don’t get me wrong, I hate corruption more than anybody. I am naturally inclined to think every politicians is inherently corrupt (unfortunately my theory has proven true time and time again). And, I agree that the actions of former Virginia Governor Bob … [Read more...] about Why Making it ‘Harder’ to Prosecute Politicians is a Good Thing
The Boston Marathon is less than a month away. If you are training for the 26+ miles of winding, hilly roads through and around Boston, the odds are good that you are using some kind of wearable fitness device to track your run. You may find yourself constantly trying to top the stats of your last run, pushing harder and racing against previous times, perhaps even risking injury. How did we end up training against our fitness devices instead of training with them?According to a recent article in CNN Money, shipments of fitness-focused wearable devices are estimated to top 68 million this year, and the industry is branching out from wristbands and watches into shoes and clothing. One company has developed shoes and insoles that vibrate to help the wearer stay on a particular route or increase performance. A buzz from the shoes tells you to run faster! Another company has a running jacket that collects performance data. Yet another company makes tracking devices … [Read more...] about TMI: When Does Fitness Data Become Too Much of a Good Thing?
close Video Expectations and objections for the Trump-Putin summit Insight from Jonathan Swan, who covers the White House for Axios, and Michael Gordon, national security correspondent for the Wall Street Journal. Heading into his summit in Finland Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Trump has an important goal: improve relations with the world’s second-ranked nuclear power – but only if doing so will benefit the United States. “Getting along with Russia would be a good thing, not a bad thing,” the U.S. president said in April – a sentiment he has voiced many times before and since, going back to his days as a presidential candidate. President Trump – despite what his critics say – is not a naïve fool who will sell out the United States and our allies and make ridiculous concessions to Putin. And he understands that improving relations with Russia and changing Russian behavior is no easy task. But he also … [Read more...] about Trump-Putin summit could improve US-Russia relations — And yes, that is a good thing
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — The Latest on President Donald Trump's comments on former Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James (all times local): 3 p.m. A spokeswoman for Melania Trump says it appears that LeBron James is "working to do good things" and that the first lady would be willing to visit the new school he opened in Ohio. The statement from Stephanie Grisham on Saturday came hours after a late-night tweet from President Donald Trump in which he derided James' intelligence, saying it "wasn't easy" to make the NBA superstar look smart. Grisham says, "It looks like LeBron James is working to do good things on behalf of our next generation." The statement notes that Mrs. Trump has been promoting her Be Best campaign and talking to children about the "importance of responsible online behavior." Grisham adds that the first lady "would be open" to visiting James' school. The statement doesn't criticize the president. ___ 2:50 p.m. Michael Jordan is speaking out in support of LeBron James … [Read more...] about The Latest: Mrs. Trump spokeswoman: LeBron doing good things