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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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    diArticles feed for di, 21 Feb 2017 09:10:07 GMT for Node.jscpac,milo yiannopoulos,politicspolitics,cpac,milo yiannopoulos,early and oftenukraine, andrii artemenko,russia,donald trump,wtf,politics,felix sater,michael cohendonald trump,today in donald trump,too early and often,2020 election,politicsearly and often,donald trump,trump administration,politics,national security council,craig dearelindsey graham,republicans,new york magazine,john mccain,donald trump,politics,goptax cuts,the national interest,donald trump,paul ryan,politics,top storythe national interest,donald trump,politicspolitics,michael flynn,early and often,russia,president trumpclimate,the national interest,obamacare,chaitfeuds,donald trump,barack obama,politics,top storymichael flynn,early and often,politicspolitics,france,international intriguewhite house,media,omarosa manigault,politicsearly and often,politicsthe national interest,politics,donald trump,paul ryan,michael flynnpolitics,trump transition,andrew puzder,early and often,president trumpmedia,trump administration,politicsmichael flynn,early and often,trump administration,politicsthe national interest,politics,donald trump,christopher demuthroundup,early and often,donald trump,politics,michael flynn,russia<![CDATA[CPAC Yanks Milo Yiannopoulos Invitation After ‘Offensive Video’]]>, 20 Feb 2017 19:22:54 GMT

    Milo Yiannopoulos, the internet’s favorite right-wing troll, is no longer welcome to speak at this week’s Conservative Political Action Conference “due to the revelation of an offensive video in the past 24 hours condoning pedophilia,” the American Conservative Union said in a statement Wednesday.

    The statement, tweeted by ACU chairman...More »]]>Adam K. Raymondcpacmilo yiannopoulospolitics<![CDATA[CPAC Blasted for Milo Yiannopoulos Invite After Pedophilia Remarks Resurface]]>, 20 Feb 2017 12:16:04 GMT

    UPDATE: On Monday, CPAC rescinded Yiannopoulos’s invitation, citing his comments “condoning pedophilia.”

    Milo Yiannopoulos, the Breitbart senior editor and right-wing provocateur, has been profiting from a feedback loop of predictable outrage for some time now, and the alt-right’s takeover of the Republican Party has helped him...More »]]>Margaret Hartmannpoliticscpacmilo yiannopoulosearly and often<![CDATA[Report: Trump’s Lawyer Involved With Secret Plan to Lift Russian Sanctions]]>, 20 Feb 2017 01:34:22 GMT

    President Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, recently hand-delivered a sealed “peace plan” to the White House outlining a way to remove the U.S. sanctions on Russia, a plan that was conceived by a pro-Putin Ukrainian lawmaker connected to Cohen by a Trump business associate with links to the mafia....More »]]>Chas Dannerukraine andrii artemenkorussiadonald trumpwtfpoliticsfelix satermichael cohen<![CDATA[Trump Attempts Reset With Recycled Campaign Stump Speech in Florida]]>, 19 Feb 2017 04:26:21 GMT

    President Donald Trump capped off his tumultuous fourth week in office by essentially relaunching his presidential campaign in front of a crowd of cheering supporters on Saturday. The event, hosted in a Melbourne, Florida, airplane hangar, resembled a typical Trump campaign rally in almost every way — save the More »]]>Chas Dannerdonald trumptoday in donald trumptoo early and often2020 electionpolitics<![CDATA[Report: Senior National Security Council Aide Fired After Criticizing Trump]]>, 18 Feb 2017 23:18:43 GMT

    The White House has fired a senior National Security Council aide after he was found to have criticized President Trump and administration officials at a private think-tank event. Politico reports that Craig Deare, the NSC’s senior director for Western Hemisphere Affairs, made the comments at an off-the-record...More »]]>Chas Dannerearly and oftendonald trumptrump administrationpoliticsnational security councilcraig deare<![CDATA[John McCain the Republican vs. John McCain the Patriot]]>, 18 Feb 2017 14:00:04 GMTJohn McCain was hustling down the hallway in the Russell Senate Office Building with the purpose of an Aaron Sorkin character. It was not yet two weeks into Donald Trump’s presidency, and McCain had already become the fiercest Republican critic of the new administration. While party leaders like Paul Ryan...More »]]>Gabriel Shermanlindsey grahamrepublicansnew york magazinejohn mccaindonald trumppoliticsgop<![CDATA[Paul Ryan’s Dream of Tax Cuts for the Rich Will Not Be Denied]]>, 17 Feb 2017 18:24:17 GMT

    The Republican Party has been organized around the goal of reducing taxes for the affluent for more than a quarter-century. The last time Republicans had full control of government, they poured their energy into passing huge, regressive tax cuts, first in 2001 and again in 2003. The return of Republican...More »]]>Jonathan Chaittax cutsthe national interestdonald trumppaul ryanpoliticstop story<![CDATA[Donald Trump Thinks He’s Good at Being President]]>, 17 Feb 2017 14:45:32 GMT

    Donald Trump’s disorienting, surreal press conference contained one moment of pristine clarity, when the president predicted, “Tomorrow, the headlines are going to be, ‘Donald Trump rants and raves.’” This prediction, while quite correct, raises the question of why Trump thought it was a good idea to hold a media event...More »]]>Jonathan Chaitthe national interestdonald trumppolitics<![CDATA[Flynn Reportedly Made False Statements to the FBI – But He Won’t Face Charges]]>, 17 Feb 2017 10:19:09 GMT

    Another confusing, though predictable, layer was added to the saga of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s firing on Thursday when reports said he denied to FBI investigators that he discussed sanctions with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. in December, though intercepted communications show that he did. It’s unclear if Flynn’s...More »]]>Margaret Hartmannpoliticsmichael flynnearly and oftenrussiapresident trump<![CDATA[Remember How Trump Was Going to Erase Obama’s Legacy Overnight? Yeah, Not So Much.]]>, 15 Feb 2017 17:16:38 GMT

    A major theme of my book, perhaps the central one, is that a fixation on all sides with fleeting short-term events obscured the breadth and depth of the transformative change wrought by the Obama administration. Large and even revolutionary policy changes received little attention because they were not...More »]]>Jonathan Chaitclimatethe national interestobamacarechaitfeudsdonald trumpbarack obamapoliticstop story<![CDATA[FBI Interviewed Flynn About Russia Calls Days After He Took Office]]>, 15 Feb 2017 11:05:31 GMT

    When discussing Michael Flynn’s resignation on Tuesday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer was not clear on whether White House counsel needed 17 days to figure out if the national security adviser’s December calls with Russia’s ambassador were legal, or if he made that determination “immediately.” Regardless, it...More »]]>Margaret Hartmannmichael flynnearly and oftenpolitics<![CDATA[Will the French Presidential Race Be a Replay of the U.S. Election?]]>, 15 Feb 2017 09:54:50 GMT

    At first glance, France’s upcoming presidential election looks a bit like an arty reenactment of the one we just lived through in the U.S. The leading candidate is a reactionary white nationalist bent on dismantling international institutions and cracking down sharply on immigration, especially by Muslims. An embattled member of...More »]]>Jonah Shepppoliticsfranceinternational intrigue<![CDATA[Omarosa Manigault Produces Secret Recording of White House Dispute With Journalist]]>, 15 Feb 2017 07:31:39 GMT

    As top Trump administration officials are caught up in the drama surrounding National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s resignation, White House communications official Omarosa Manigault is embroiled in a controversy true to her reality-TV roots.

    April Ryan, American Urban Radio Networks’ White House correspondent, claims Manigault, a White House communications official,...More »]]>Margaret Hartmannwhite housemediaomarosa manigaultpolitics<![CDATA[Trump Aides Were Reportedly in Contact With Russian Intelligence During the Campaign]]>, 15 Feb 2017 06:44:00 GMT

    With the Trump administration still dealing with the fallout from National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s resignation over his calls with Russia’s ambassador to the United States, the New York Times dropped another bombshell on Tuesday night: Phone records and intercepted calls show members of the Trump campaign and...More »]]>Margaret Hartmannearly and oftenpolitics<![CDATA[3 Ways Republicans Are Dodging the Flynn Scandal]]>, 14 Feb 2017 16:46:50 GMT

    Last December, Michael Flynn spoke with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak and discussed U.S. sanctions against that country in retaliation for its successful hacking of Democratic Party emails. While not illegal, the discussion was highly irregular, given that Flynn’s candidate was elected in part due to the hacking, and incoming administrations...More »]]>Jonathan Chaitthe national interestpoliticsdonald trumppaul ryanmichael flynn<![CDATA[With 4 GOP Senators Undecided, Andrew Puzder Nomination Is in Jeopardy]]>, 14 Feb 2017 11:14:40 GMT

    As the Senate voted to make former Goldman Sachs banker Steven Mnuchin Treasury secretary on Monday, the confirmation of one of President Trump’s other cabinet nominees began to look less likely. Four Republican senators who sit on the committee that will hold the first hearing for Andrew Puzder...More »]]>Margaret Hartmannpoliticstrump transitionandrew puzderearly and oftenpresident trump<![CDATA[Journalist Claims Omarosa Manigault Threatened Her, Said White House Has ‘Dossier’ on Her]]>, 14 Feb 2017 09:40:41 GMT

    Somehow Gateway Pundit bloggers showing off their new White House press credentials in a tweet featuring a Pepe the Frog emoji was not the most troubling report about the White House press corps on Monday. A reporter claims that during an argument just outside the Oval...More »]]>Margaret Hartmannmediatrump administrationpolitics<![CDATA[National Security Adviser Michael Flynn Resigns]]>, 14 Feb 2017 07:40:00 GMT

    National Security Adviser Michael Flynn resigned on Monday night following reports that he misled Vice-President Mike Pence and other Trump administration officials on his conversations with Russia’s ambassador to the United States in December.

    “I inadvertently briefed the Vice-President-elect and others with incomplete information regarding my phone calls with the...More »]]>Margaret Hartmannmichael flynnearly and oftentrump administrationpolitics<![CDATA[Donald Trump Is a Managerial Genius, Explains Conservative Scholar]]>, 13 Feb 2017 20:27:57 GMT

    Donald Trump is already publicly floating the first of what will probably be several waves of firings of his top staff, while the news is a daily procession of astonishing revelations that paint the president of the United States as a lazy, ignorant, temperamental man-child who More »]]>Jonathan Chaitthe national interestpoliticsdonald trumpchristopher demuth<![CDATA[Will Trump Stand by Michael Flynn?]]>, 13 Feb 2017 03:31:00 GMT

    National security advisor Michael Flynn’s rough week didn’t get any better over the weekend. Following the news that the former general reportedly discussed U.S. sanctions with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak in December, then apparently misled his transition-team colleagues about it, the White House is giving the issue the silent treatment,...More »]]>Chas Dannerroundupearly and oftendonald trumppoliticsmichael flynnrussia