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Trump Swaps His Beloved Burgers for Salads and Soups in New Diet

Donald Trump has traded cheeseburgers for salads in the presidential diet — at least some of the time. The president whose trademark campaign-trail dinner consisted of two McDonald’s Big Macs, two Filet-o-Fish sandwiches and a chocolate milkshake is cutting back on doctor’s orders to drop a few pounds, according to three people familiar with the …

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Who cares about Cynthia Nixon’s weird bagel order or Ted Cruz’s tofu?

( CNN) There is nothing more tiresome in politics than New Yorkers telling people how to eat bagels. Or pizza. Or BBQ disputes involving North Carolina and Texas. Usually, in New York, it’s the sin of a politician eating pizza with a fork, but the crime today is Democratic primary nominee for governor Cynthia Nixon …

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Talking politics on the internet is stressing white people out

White people like lots of weird things: cold-brewed coffee, Radiohead, the death penalty, Edison suns, Diet Coke( okay, everybody likes that ). There’s plenty they don’t like too: calling out grandma’s racism, clearing their closet of cultural appropriations, admitting they watch Kevin James movies even though everyone knows they do. googletag.cmd.push( function() googletag.display( ‘inline_1’ ); …

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Emails present the swamp stretches to the Agriculture Department

( CNN) From suggestions for members of a science committee to emails sent “on the sly” and thinks for the secretary’s speeches, new internal emails from the US Department of Agriculture show big food industry lobbyists are running hand-in-glove with bureau staffers. The USDA, under the Trump administration, has moved to roll back a series …

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Inside Trump’s Air Force One: ‘It’s like being held captive’

Washington( CNN) President Donald Trump’s departure for Tokyo on Friday kickings off a summer of global jet-setting that takes him to five separate countries — and restricts him to the presidential aircraft for more than 80 hours flying overseas. “It’s like being held captive, ” one official said of traveling with the President on Air …

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Here’s 4 reasons why Donald Trump faking a doctor’s note actually matters

Washington( CNN) Harold Bornstein, Donald Trump’s longtime personal physician, is a comic character. From his long hair to his odd personal manner and pronouncements, he is someone that is hard to take seriously. Of course he did! The speech was totally Trumpian! “His physical strength and stamina are extraordinary, ” “Bornstein” wrote of Trump. “If …

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The real cost of cheap US chicken? Chlorination is just the start | Felicity Lawrence

Concerns about the safety of post-Brexit importations mask a bigger issue, says Guardian special correspondent Felicity Lawrence As sugar was to the 18 th and 19 th centuries, so chicken is to the 20 th and 21 st centuries. It has been turned into one of the defining commodities of our era. A luxury until …

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Three ways for activists to stay hopeful in these grim periods | Natasha Walter

I work with refugee females, and know how hard it can be to stay optimistic. Even small positive steps should be celebrated, says Natasha Walter, director of Women for Refugee Women ” Leftwing people are always sad because they mind horribly about their causes, and the causes are always going so badly .” So said …

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How to watch tonight’s Democratic presidential debate

( CNN) The third Democratic presidential debate takes place tonight in Houston, with former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts sharing the debate stage for the first time this cycle, having previously avoided a direct confrontation as a result of the random draw process. Democratic voters will see the current top …

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