By Dana Milbank | Washington Post December 13, 2018 at 11:40 am WASHINGTON — So you are about to accept President Trump’s offer to be White House chief of staff. On behalf of a grateful nation, thank you. We were worried nobody would take the job. You say you have no experience in government or politics. Not a problem! Nobody else in the White House knows how to run a country, either. And don’t be alarmed by those never-Trumpers who claim “Everything Trump Touches Dies.” That’s overstated. You will be ostracized, publicly humiliated and possibly imprisoned — but you won’t literally die. At least not if you take the following precautions to maximize your job satisfaction and personal happiness: Find a therapist. Working for Trump is bruising to self-esteem. Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, in receiving his three-year prison sentence Wednesday, tearfully described his “personal and mental incarceration” in Trump’s … [Read more...] about Milbank: Six steps to surviving a job in the Trump administration
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Susan Tompor Detroit Free Press Published 4:43 p.m. UTC Aug 22, 2018 Aretha Franklin's legacy could include teaching consumers yet another word W-I-L-L. Get one. Franklin — like Prince, Pablo Picasso, and others before her — reportedly died without a will or a trust. And there's likely to be plenty of legal battles ahead in probate court for family members and others because of it. It's shocking, especially when you consider that Franklin, who died Aug. 16 at age 76, had been battling pancreatic cancer for quite some time. And reportedly, she had $80 million in assets at the time of her death, according to People magazine which quoted estimates from CelebrityNetWorth.com. Celebrity news sites are all over this one. "It's especially surprising given that she has a special needs son named Clarence who needs financial and other forms of support for his entire life," according to TMZ. How much she really has to distribute to … [Read more...] about Aretha Franklin didn’t have a will, but you should: How to get one
Eli Rosenberg, The Washington Post Published 7:42 pm, Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Kaderbhai Ali Asgar left India to find a place where he'd be able grow as a chemical engineer, landing in a country he believed was "the land of the free." His dreams mostly held true as he and his family made their lives in Tampa, Florida, until November 2016, when they were on the verge of moving to Davis Islands, an upscale island neighborhood near the city's downtown. Asgar and his wife had entered into a contract for a house in the area, and had scheduled a final walk-through of the property with the two sellers, Asgar's wife's parents, two realtors, movers and a cleaning person. Asgar, who is Muslim, was wearing a topi, a woven cap with religious meaning, and his wife and mother-in-law wore headscarves. But after they arrived at the house, a neighbor, who law enforcement officials later identified as David Howard, walked toward the home, yelling at the seller and Asgar's family. "This sale … [Read more...] about He threatened a Muslim family that planned to move to his neighborhood. Now, he’ll go to prison.
With Breanne Deppisch and Joanie Greve. THE BIG IDEA: Republican members of the House fared especially poorly Tuesday in primaries across four states, offering fresh evidence that this fall will bring another change election and a new batch of outsiders promising to shake up Washington. North Carolina Rep. Robert Pittenger was felled by former Baptist pastor Mark Harris despite a massive spending advantage, an outcome that caught D.C. Republicans off guard. Harris portrayed the third-term lawmaker as a creature of “the swamp” and relentlessly hammered him over his March vote for the $1.3 trillion spending bill. Pittenger is the first incumbent of either party to be forced out of Congress this year. In the primary to take on Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly (D), wealthy businessman Mike Braun won an upset over two GOP congressmen, Todd Rokita and Luke Messer, who have been rivals since college and spent months beating the tar out of each other. In West Virginia, Rep. Evan … [Read more...] about The Daily 202: Primary results confirm 2018 is a terrible year to be a House Republican
Home In-Depth Reporting Specialists show lawyers how to use social… Technology By Danielle Braff May 2018 Jessica Hoerman, an attorney with TruLaw: "I spent years studying how other law firms use their voice in social media. Some do a good job, but most do a really bad job." Photograph by Wayne Slezak. When National Public Radio mentioned that a company had been dumping toxic chemicals into the ground for 25 years in a San Diego suburb, Toby Danylchuk knew he’d be working overtime at the office. Danylchuk wouldn’t be speaking with potential clients about the effects of those chemicals on their water, nor would he be in court explaining how the chemical is associated with certain types of cancers. Instead, his first task would be to help his client, a major law firm, attract victims of the toxic dumping. “We ran paid social ads in Facebook, covering citizens living in the affected suburb, creating awareness of the disaster, and letting them know that if any of … [Read more...] about Specialists show lawyers how to use social media to advertise effectively