Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Mark Penn, Ex-Clinton Loyalist, Visits Trump, and Democrats Are Not Pleased Supported by White House Memo ByAnnie Karni March 1, 2019 WASHINGTON — Mark J. Penn, one of the primary architects of President Bill Clinton’s 1996 re-election campaign, met briefly with President Trump in the Oval Office last week, according to two people in attendance. The face-to-face meeting, the first between Mr. Trump and a onetime loyal adviser to the Clintons, marked what some saw as the inevitable conclusion of Mr. Penn’s long-running political metamorphosis. As Democrats have moved to the left, Mr. Penn, with his centrist politics, has become alienated from a party in which he once reigned as a winning pollster and is a frequent guest on Fox News and the author of op-ed articles criticizing the … [Read more...] about Mark Penn, Ex-Clinton Loyalist, Visits Trump, and Democrats Are Not Pleased
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POLITICS 09/06/2018 08:20 pm ET Philadelphia-based startup LodeStar Firearms sees a path to mainstream success, but history suggests a tough road ahead. By Nick Wing Sometime in the next year, Philadelphia-based startup LodeStar Firearms says, it will release the first commercially viable smart gun, a 9 mm semiautomatic handgun with a user-recognition lock designed to allow only authenticated users to fire it. This sort of technology hasn’t caught on in the U.S., so it’s something of a gamble for LodeStar, which is raising $3 million in seed funding to finalize a prototype. The company is banking on being able to disrupt the firearms industry by capitalizing on an uncertain demand for gun safety features. If such advances prove popular, LodeStar says, it could lead to an industrywide evolution that would ultimately save thousands of lives each year. LodeStar is still ironing out the specifications of its pistol; regardless of how it turns out, it … [Read more...] about Can A New Smart Gun Crack The Firearms Market?
John Micklethwait, Margaret Talev and Jennifer Jacobs, Bloomberg 2:46 pm PDT, Thursday, August 30, 2018 (FILES) In this file photo taken on February 9, 2017, US President Donald Trump speaks alongside US Attorney General Jeff Sessions after Sessions was sworn in as Attorney General in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC. - Trump tore into Sessions again on August 24, 2018, mocking him viciously a day after Sessions took the rare step of fighting back against criticism from the president. In a burst of early morning tweets, Trump quoted from a statement Sessions issued August 23, in what was seen as a veiled jab at Trump. "'Department of Justice will not be improperly influenced by political considerations.' Jeff, this is GREAT, what everyone wants, so look into all of the corruption on the 'other side,' Trump wrote. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images less (FILES) In this file photo taken on February 9, 2017, US President Donald Trump … [Read more...] about Trump says he’s thinking about indexing capital gains to inflation
By The Washington Post | PUBLISHED: June 11, 2018 at 6:01 pm | UPDATED: June 11, 2018 at 6:02 pm By David Montgomery | Washington Post Laurene Powell Jobs – like the inventors and disrupters who were all around her – was thinking big. It was 2004, and she was an East Coast transplant – sprung from a cage in West Milford, NewJersey, as her musical idol Bruce Springsteen might put it – acclimating to the audacious sense of possibility suffusing the laboratories, garages and office parks of Silicon Valley. She could often be found at a desk in a rented office in Palo Alto, California, working a phone and an Apple computer. There, her own creation was beginning to take shape. It would involve philanthropy . . . technology . . . social change – she was charting the destination as she made the journey. She eventually named the project Emerson Collective after Ralph Waldo Emerson, one of her favorite writers. In time it would become perhaps the most … [Read more...] about Laurene Powell Jobs charts a path to philanthropy and social change
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Retropolis by Avi Selk by Avi Selk Email the author May 20 at 8:00 AM Email the author Asked to recall his graduation from the University of Pennsylvania, Donald Trump obliged with so few details he might have been reading from a children’s book. “The weather was beautiful,” he once told the Boston Globe. “My parents were there, and it was a nice day.” We can fill in a few more details from the historical records of that ceremony — exactly 50 years ago, May 20, 1968, the same year that 16,899 U.S. soldiers died at the peak of the … [Read more...] about It’s the 50th anniversary of the day Trump left college and (briefly) faced the draft