Secretary Ryan Zinke reportedly plans on resigning by the end of 2018, and has eyes on a job at Fox News

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is exploring a job opportunity with Fox News as a contributor, sources familiar with the situation told Politico. One source told Politico that Fox News was unlikely to hire Zinke unless President Donald Trump asks Rupert Murdoch, the CEO of Fox’s holding company. An Interior Department official described the report as “completely fabricated” and a Fox News spokesperson denied that talks with Zinke had taken place. Zinke, who came under fire for a series of scandals, reportedly plans on resigning from the Interior Department by the end of the year. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is exploring a job opportunity with Fox News as a contributor, sources… Read More

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The White House used a doctored video to tell a lie

Yesterday, in Donald Trump’s first press conference following the midterm elections that swept a number of Democrats into Congress Tuesday night, CNN correspondent Jim Acosta had a contentious interaction with the president. Those few seconds have, in the intervening 24 hours, launched a nationwide conversation about doctored video. “They’re hundreds and hundreds of miles away. That’s not an invasion,” Acosta said, referring to the “caravan” of migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. that Trump had demonized in the run-up to the elections. “I think you should let me run the country, you run CNN. If you did it well, your ratings would be much better,” Trump replied. As Acosta tried… Read More

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Utah lawmakers expect Dec. 3 special session on medical marijuana

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah lawmakers expect the governor to call them into special session on Dec. 3 to consider medical marijuana legislation, House Speaker Greg Hughes, R-Draper, said Thursday. Voters approved Proposition 2 on Tuesday to legalize the use of medicinal cannabis. But the governor, legislators, opponents and some proponents of the ballot initiative agreed on a bill to replace the initiative regardless of the vote’s outcome. The ballot measure goes into effect on Dec. 1, prompting lawmakers to act quickly to pass the compromise legislation. Legislative leaders say the bill strikes the right balance between ensuring access for patients while involving medical professionals more in patients’ purchase and… Read More

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‘He’s definitely running’: California Democrat who is half Trump’s age could be among first to announce for 2020

Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell is reportedly planning to run for president in 2020. Swalwell told The Hill he has nothing to announce in that regard “yet” after a source told Politico he’s “definitely running.” At 37-years-old, Swalwell is roughly half President Donald Trump’s age. Democrats like Sen. Kamala Harris, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Chris Murphy, and Sen. Cory Booker have been floated as top contenders, though none have made any official announcements. Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell is reportedly planning on running for president in 2020. A source described as close to the California congressman told Politico, “He’s definitely running.” But Swalwell told The Hill he has nothing to announce in… Read More

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26 affordable home goods from Target that you should have for your first apartment

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Furnishing your first apartment can be a long, stressful process. As a homemaking novice, you’ll likely remember the big things like a couch and mattress, but might forget about the more obscure items like a bath mat — at least until your first slip on your puddle-laden bathroom floor. Making the perfect checklist of apartment essentials is only half the battle — then you have to scour different sites to decide which shaggy throw you actually want to buy. Luckily, there are some… Read More

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Ian Mulgrew: Legal tax is the elephant in legal aid debate

Consider the huge burr under the saddle of the B.C. bar: For decades, regardless of political stripe, provincial governments have been profiting from the clients of lawyers, using the legal profession as a cash cow, while ignoring the crisis in the courts and beggaring legal aid. Victoria raked in $210.6 million last year from the PST on legal services, yet it provided only about $75 million to legal aid (not including the federal transfer of about $16 million for criminal legal aid). The province now spends on legal aid less than half the money milked from the profession as more and more individuals and families fall through gaping holes in… Read More

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The founder of Vine just announced the name of his next video app — and it’s set to launch in spring 2019 (TWTR)

Vine founder Dom Hofmann revealed Thursday he would be releasing a new looping video app next spring. The app will be called Byte. Vine was a massively popular video service that Twitter acquired in 2012 and shut down four years later. Good news, long-suffering Vine fans: A successor to the popular video service is finally on the way. Dom Hofmann, one of the cofounders of Vine, plans to launch a similar app called Byte next spring. Like Vine, Byte will feature looping videos, Hofmann announced Thursday on Twitter. our new looping video app is called byte. launching spring 2019 pic.twitter.com/C3FMvkcIwc — dom hofmann (@dhof) November 8, 2018 Vine was an… Read More

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