Trump’s tweet raises obstruction specter, worries allies

The shifting explanations for why President Donald Trump fired national security adviser Michael Flynn have revived questions about whether the president may have obstructed an ongoing investigation of potential contacts between his campaign and Russia. Pressure on the administration has mounted since Flynn last week pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his conversations with the Russian ambassador, with […]

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Donald Trump Tweets Racially Charged Jab at Jeb Bush’s Wife

The tweet claimed to explain why Bush likes “Mexican illegals” Donald Trump tweeted that fellow 2016 presidential hopeful Jeb Bush likes “Mexican illegals because of his wife,” the latest in a flurry of public comments about Hispanic Americans that have caused Macy’s, NBC and Univision to sever ties with the business mogul. The comment was posted on Trump’s official Twitter […]

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The Incredible Shrinking Tweet

Tweets these days ain’t what they used to be. They’re getting smaller. Between 2009 and 2012, the median length of Twitter posts decreased from 10 words to eight words, according to a recent study by researchers at the University of the Philippines. The study, published Oct. 9, found that “utterances,” which the researchers defined as tweets beginning with the @ […]

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Obama Asks Celebs to Tweet About Obamacare

The Obama administration hasn’t just embraced social media — they’re in the middle of giving it a big, long bear hug. The president’s outreach team took to Facebook and Twitter to fight (and win) their election battle in 2012, and they’ve returned to that turf this week, asking influential supporters to promote Obamacare using the hashtag #GetCovered. The exchanges set […]

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