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The Formula for a Trump Pardon: Reward Celebrity and Punish Thy Enemies

On Wednesday evening, reality TV star Kim Kardashian visited former reality TV star and current president Donald Trump in the West Wing to plead the case and advocate for the pardon of Alice Marie Johnson, a grandmother serving a life sentence for a drug conviction. Half a day later, Trump took action. Only, it wasn’t the 62-year-old cause célèbre of …

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Frenemies? Polarizing Donald Trump vs. The Ruthless Centrism of Emmanuel Macron

WASHINGTON, D.C.—French President Emmanuel Macron, you might say, is everything that U.S. President Donald Trump is not. Macron is young, handsome, personally elegant, and intellectually brilliant. Trump is none of those things. Macron has a clear command of facts, and a deep respect for them. Trump, we are reminded every day, does not. On some issues of enormous global significance—climate …

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How Kanye Wests MAGA Mania Ruins Nas New Album Nasir

Grown-man hip-hop continues to arrive in fits and spurts. Nas is a mid-forties hip-hop elder statesman, a parent, a multimillionaire who’s been rich longer than he was poor. Elite adult MCs like him have gotta push the genre in new directions and talk about the wisdom and the fears of a grown man rather than just flexing the carefreeness of …

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Not Much Passes the 100-Year Test. Will Trump?

The Trump era news cycle moves fast. As we try to separate the urgent from the important, it’s worth asking who and what will really be remembered a century from now. It’s not likely to be what you’d expect. For the past few years, I’ve been combing through the archives of the New York Times Sunday magazine for my website …

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Trump Considers Full Pardon of Late Boxer Jack Johnson After Sylvester Stallone Call

President Trump says he is considering problem a” full acquittal” for a boxer who perished in 1946 after get a summon from Sylvester Stallone.” Sylvester Stallone called me with the story of heavyweight boxing champ Jack Johnson. His trials and tribulations were great, their own lives complex and contentious ,” Trump tweeted late Saturday.” Others have looked at this over …

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Henry Kissinger Pushed Trump to Labor With Russia to Box In China

Henry Kissinger seeks to President Donald Trump that the United States should work with Russia to contain a rising China. The former secretary of state–who famously engineered the tactic of establishing diplomatic relations with China in order to isolate the Soviet Union–pitched nearly the inverse of that opinion to Trump during a series of private meetings during the presidential transition, …

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Michael Avenatti on the Hunt for Stormy Daniels Parking-Lot Assailant

In the months leading up to the 2016 U.S. general elections, I was in talks with Stormy Daniels’ clique about having her come forward to discuss her suspect thing with then-candidate Donald Trump. We’d established Daniels’ contend of an extramarital Trump tryst with three informants, including fellow porn whiz Alana Evans, and were waiting on Daniels to run it, as …

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Putins Top MMA Fighter: Backed by Trump, Busted by the FBI

The Russian fighter was in Chicago, killing era with his suite in the days before a mixed martial arts bout, when the request came. FBI agents were go looking for him. A fearsome heavyweight known as” The Last-place Emperor “– and who’s beloved by Russian President Vladimir Putin–Fedor Emelianenko had been in America for only five days before the feds …

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