Everything You Need to Know About Trump Advisor Anthony Scaramucci

Everything You Need to Know About Trump Advisor Anthony Scaramucci

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On June 22, CNN published an article on that discusses Trump advisor Anthony Scaramucci’s role in the Senate Intelligence Committee’s ongoing investigation into Russia’s involvement in the latest Presidential election. In this report, Scaramucci was suspected of having relations with the state-run Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF). In the days leading up to Trump’s inauguration, Scaramucci was spotted meeting with the CEO of a Russian Investment Fund, Kirill Dmitriev.    According Foxnews, Scaramucci had made clear to CNN executives that his encounter with Dmitriev was purely incidental and their conversation did not include any information regarding the United States lifting sanctions against Russia.   …

Do You Know What Hillary Clinton's Been Up To?

Do You Know What Hillary Clinton's Been Up To?

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Before you frown at the thought of another summer reading list, this collection contains all the books that Hillary Clinton has read during her unexpected time off since November. During a speech at the American Library Association conference, Hillary Clinton kindly shared with us some of the books that she has been diving into. With a chilling dose of mystery, some spirit-lifting poetry as well as fictional page-turners, this well-rounded list is guaranteed to cover your summer reading target.   1. My Brilliant Friend: Neapolitan Novels, Book One by Elena Ferrante     2. The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny     3. …

Do You Know What Hillary Clinton’s Been Up To?

Do You Know What Hillary Clinton’s Been Up To?

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Before you frown at the thought of another summer reading list, this collection contains all the books that Hillary Clinton has read during her unexpected time off since November. During a speech at the American Library Association conference, Hillary Clinton kindly shared with us some of the books that she has been diving into. With a chilling dose of mystery, some spirit-lifting poetry as well as fictional page-turners, this well-rounded list is guaranteed to cover your summer reading target.   1. My Brilliant Friend: Neapolitan Novels, Book One by Elena Ferrante     2. The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny     3. …

Nelson Mandela’s Letters from Prison to be Published

Nelson Mandela’s Letters from Prison to be Published

  His 26-year imprisonment at the hands of the brutal apartheid government and his lifelong struggle for equality inspired the world. Thanks to Liveright Publishing, we’ll get to read about Nelson Mandela’s ordeal in his own words.   Image courtesy of History Channel    Mandela, who became South Africa’s first democratically elected leader in 1994, was sent to the notorious Robben Island Prison in 1964 for anti-government militancy and remained there until his release in 1990. During that time, Mandela wrote hundreds of letters to family, friends, and government officials. Never before seen, the letters give an intimate view of a …

Remembering September 11: Essential Novels and Non-Fiction Works

Remembering September 11: Essential Novels and Non-Fiction Works

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Editor’s note: This is a re-post of a previously published article. Some information may be out of date, but the sentiment remains true.   It’s been 14 years since the events of September 11. That’s a long time, even if it doesn’t feel that way for some of us. There’s a whole generation out there now that wasn’t there and never saw the terrible images on live television. That’s problematic and beautiful at the same time: those kids represent a bright future in a tougher world, as well as a challenge to a nation that promised it would never forget.   We spend a lot …