It’s No ‘Glengarry’: A Times Theater Critic Reviews ‘Eyes Only’

Though Mr. Trump is credited as a co-author of The Art of the Deal, there is little art to his depiction of the character of The President in Eyes Only. Unlike Mr. Mamets lowlifes, he has no long game; he is incapable of disguising his agenda. Over and over h…

Democrats still think Joe Biden is electable, but they’re cooling on him

Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the New Hampshire Democratic Party Convention at the SNHU Arena on September 7, 2019 in Manchester, New Hampshire Scott Eisen/Getty Images A recurring series of Insider polls show …

Bank of America says fund managers’ fears of a recession are at levels not seen since the depths of the financial crisis

Associated Press Bank of America surveyed 235 fund managers, asking them a variety of questions including how likely a recession in the next year is, and whether interest rates were to rise. Few in the survey said interest rates would rise w…

Sarah Palin’s husband ‘files for divorce’

Sarah Palin’s husband ‘files for divorce’

Image copyrightReutersImage caption The Palins married in 1988 The husband of former US vice-presidential candidate, Sarah Palin, is reported to have filed for divorce, according to US media. Papers filed in Anchorage, Alaska, on Friday identified the cou…

Ex-Obama aide Greg Craig acquitted in Mueller-related investigation

Ex-Obama aide Greg Craig acquitted in Mueller-related investigation

Image copyrightGetty Images A former Obama White House counsel has been found not guilty of lying to officials and concealing information about his lobbying efforts in Ukraine. The case against Gregory Craig arose from the US investigation into alleged Russ…

Trump and Pence star in ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ in horrifying deepfake

Trump and Pence star in ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ in horrifying deepfake

The rise of deepfakes is pretty terrifying. Sure, there have been a few that have amused the internet in recent weeks, like this deepfake of Bill Hader doing an impression of Tom Cruise. But as the technology behind them goes from strength to strength, so too…

The only path to victory in the Middle Earth election is to appeal to the moderate orc voter

The only path to victory in the Middle Earth election is to appeal to the moderate orc voter

David Howard, McSweeney’s: “Let me tell you, its hard out here for an orc. We experience tremendous insecurity, not knowing whether well have a job, or be able to raid peaceful villages, or if our friends will eat us. Sauron appeals to us economically challen…

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand drops out of Democratic presidential race

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand drops out of Democratic presidential race

Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand dropped out of the presidential race Wednesday, abruptly ending a campaign that once looked poised to ride strong #MeToo credentials to formidability but instead collapsed amid surprisingly low polling and major fundraising struggl…

US preps voting systems against ransomware attacks ahead of 2020 elections

US preps voting systems against ransomware attacks ahead of 2020 elections

The US government is looking to protect voter registration databases and systems from ransomware attacks ahead of the 2020 presidential election. The Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) a division of the Homeland Security Department institute…

Trump touts economy but payroll tax discussion reveals recession fears

Trump touts economy but payroll tax discussion reveals recession fears

Washington (CNN)Hillary Clinton on Monday slammed President Donald Trump’s false claim that Google manipulated millions of votes for Clinton in the 2016 election, saying the “debunked” study Trump referred to was based on “about half the number of people asso…

China’s trade war with the US could last until 2021 if Xi decides to wait out Trump

China’s trade war with the US could last until 2021 if Xi decides to wait out Trump

AP The yearlong trade war between the US and China has wreaked havoc on the two countries’ economies and sent shockwaves through world markets. The dispute “will drag on until early 2021” if China plays the long game, Pantheon Macroeconomics…

Guatemala election winner sets sights on changing Trump migrant deal

Guatemala election winner sets sights on changing Trump migrant deal

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) – Guatemalan conservative Alejandro Giammattei secured a crushing victory in a presidential election on Sunday, and promised to seek better terms for his country from an unpopular migration deal agreed with Washington under duress las…

What Happens to Your Campaign Contributions When a Presidential Candidate Drops Out?

What Happens to Your Campaign Contributions When a Presidential Candidate Drops Out?

On Wednesday, Washington Governor Jay Inslee officially dropped out of the presidential race, just days after John Hickenlooper also called it quits (and announced his Senate bid). As of June, both former candidates raised nearly $8.5 million in campaign cont…