Director Spike Jonze has made the weirdest, most timely romance of the year—in which Joaquin Phoenix’s character falls in love with an operating system. And, as with so many love stories, the making of the movie was equal parts turbulence and passion.
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A-Rod’s juicy lawsuit against Major League Baseball.
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On Sunday, thousands of people attended rallies across the United States protesting Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. If they’d only held off by a few hours, they would have realized there’s no reason to fear that millions of people will lose their health coverage, as...More »]]>
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If you’ve just acknowledged that Russia hacked your political opponent and you’re embroiled in a scandal over unverified claims that you’ve been compromised by Moscow, publicly signaling your openness to Russia and its policy goals is not the logical next move. But, for whatever reason, that’s...More »]]>
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Three senior Trump officials have told Esquire that the incoming administration is seriously considering a plan to evict the White House press corps from the White House press briefing room, where it’s been housed since the Nixon administration. Under the plan, the press corps would apparently be...More »]]>
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Donald Trump says he would be open to lifting recently imposed sanctions on Russia if relations between it and the U.S. improve, telling The Wall Street Journal, “If you get along and if Russia is really helping us, why would anybody have sanctions if somebody’s doing some really...More »]]>
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The Republican dilemma on health care is that the party may have the ability to destroy the status quo, but it doesn’t have the ability to put something in its place. One reason is mechanical: They can defund Obamacare with just 50 Senate votes, but they need 60 to rewrite...More »]]>
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Three months before a little-known Illinois state senator named Barack Obama made his now-historic keynote address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, the final episode aired of the second and final full season of Chappelle’s Show. The last sketch of the last episode of that last full season was “
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Just after the Access Hollywood video was released, Representative Jason Chaffetz unendorsed Donald Trump, saying, “I’m not going to put my good name and reputation, and my family behind Donald Trump for President when he acts like this. I just can’t do it.”
But once the whole grab-’em-by-the-pussy thing started...More »]]>
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During a CNN town hall on Thursday night, on the eve of a vote in the House that is expected to give Congress final approval to begin gutting the Affordable Care Act, House Speaker Paul Ryan was asked a question that’s weighing on both Obamacare advocates and rank-and-file...More »]]>
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In yet another extraordinary development, on Wednesday night Director of National Intelligence James Clapper released a statement on an unverified dossier that outlines Donald Trump’s alleged ties to Russia. BuzzFeed published the 35-page document on Tuesday after CNN reported that Clapper and other intelligence chiefs gave the president-elect a two-page...More »]]>
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Donald Trump’s first press conference since the summer was a surreal exercise in the assertion of immunity from accountability. He either ignored questions about his behavior, or dismissed the questions as illegitimate. He painted a chilling depiction of politics not as an ongoing process but as a one-time event, settled...More »]]>
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Donald Trump poses an extraordinary threat to American democracy. During the presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton focused on his extraordinary qualities — the bullying, overt racism and misogyny, and authoritarianism — rather than his ordinary ones, like his plans to cut taxes for the rich and deregulate business. Now that the...More »]]>
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Donald Trump’s first post-election press conference just got a lot more interesting, and thankfully there will be fewer confirmation hearings to distract lawmakers and journalists. While there were originally five hearings scheduled for Wednesday, we’re now down to three.
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In his farewell address, Barack Obama gave a speech that was very different from what he would have delivered if his successor had been Hillary Clinton, or even any of the 16 Republicans who tried and failed to win their party’s nomination. His speech devoted only the most perfunctory attention...More »]]>
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Barack Obama is one of a handful of presidents with transformative domestic legacies. Some of those presidents, like Franklin Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan, left their office to a chosen successor who carried forward their vision. Lyndon Johnson saw his popularity dissipate in response to a failed war. Abraham Lincoln was...More »]]>
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Months after Election Day, there’s at least one member of Congress who isn’t sick and tired of hearing about Hillary Clinton’s damn emails. On Monday, Representative Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight committee, vowed to keep investigating Hillary Clinton’s private email server, though she did not win the election....More »]]>
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Those concerned that Republican senators are rushing through Trump’s Cabinet appointments, though some nominees haven’t been thoroughly vetted, scored a small victory on Monday night. The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions has postponed its confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump’s pick for Education secretary. DeVos, a...More »]]>
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Several high-profile figures have already come out against Senator Jeff Sessions’s nomination for attorney general, and last week the national president of the NAACP was arrested while protesting Donald Trump’s nomination of the Alabama senator. Now, in an unprecedented move, one of Sessions’s Senate colleagues is...More »]]>
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Over the weekend, the Trump transition team essentially shrugged in response to CNN’s report that Monica Crowley, Trump’s pick for senior communications director of the National Security Council, plagiarized many sections of her book What the (Bleep) Just Happened? The Happy Warrior’s Guide to the Great American Comeback....More »]]>
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Last week, Donald Trump stubbornly stuck to the line he had maintained throughout the campaign: that nobody knows who hacked into Democratic Party emails. It could have been the Chinese, a lone obese man, etc. The “intelligence” — he insisted on using scare quotes — was suspiciously postponed,...More »]]>
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