• Trump's Russia scandal takes an unexpected turn

    On Friday afternoon, FBI Director James Comey delivered a classified, hour-long briefing to the Senate Intelligence Committee on the Russia scandal, and soon after, the Senate Intelligence Committee sent “formal requests to more than a dozen organizations, agencies and individuals, asking them to preserve all materials related to the committee’s investigation” into the controversy. Pursuit of shady oligarch a test of DoJ integrity under Trump We don’t know much about how the briefing went - committee members were tight-lipped following Comey’s presentation - though Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) tweeted late Friday that he’s “now very confident” that the committee will conduct “thorough bipartisan

  • Bill Gates supposedly has long way to go to catch the real richest man in the world

    Coming in at around $86 billion, Bill Gates has ridden his Microsoft MSFT, -0.20%  fortune straight to the top of the Forbes list of the world’s richest men. Then again, the business magazine doesn’t take into account the world leaders and “dictators who derive their fortunes entirely as a result of their position of power.” If it did, there’d be a new top dog, according to several reports that revisited the idea that Vladimir Putin’s net worth, virtually impossible to measure, tops $200 billion. International Business Times triggered the latest round of speculation when it resurfaced various guesses as to the degree of Putin’s riches. One source said it’s only about $40 billion, while another

  • Chip And Joanna Gaines' New Bakery Looks Like It Belongs In Paris

    Before Joanna Gaines was Joanna Gaines, interior designer extraordinaire, she had a big decision on her hands: open up a home store or a bakery. She obviously went with the first option, but more than a decade later, Joanna got to try her hands at the second. Her bakery, Silos Baking Co., opened last June, but on last week's episode of Fixer Upper, we got a sneak peek into how she and Chip transformed what used to be a flower shop into their very own cupcakery. Here's everything they had to do to make the dream a reality: 1. Bring the kitchen up to code. As Chip and his team learned, commercial building is a whole different beast than the residential renovations they're used to. Joanna fell in

  • Malia Obama in Ultimate Rich Kids' Ski Trip Pic (PHOTO)

    Malia Obama is on an Aspen vacay that will absolutely make you HATE your life when you see who she's posing with in what has to be the richie richiest photo of all time. Here's the answer key for who's who in this shot, taken last weekend at Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro in Aspen: 1. Malia 2. Elizabeth Tisch, daughter of NY Giants co-owner Steve Tisch 3. Audrey Kotick, daughter of Activision/Blizzard CEO Robert Kotick (think Call of Duty money) 4. Fashion designer Monique Lhuillier 5. Jamie Tisch, ex-wife of Steve 6. Tom Bugbee, Monique Lhuillier's husband 7. Holden Tisch, daughter of Steve 8. Zachary Tisch, son of Steve 9. Tassilo von Furstenberg, grandson of Diane von Furstenberg When President

  • Historian Neil Howe on Bannon, Trump, and the possibility of civil war in the US

    In a revealing interview, Neil Howe-the co-author of The Fourth Turning: What the Cycles of History Tell Us About America’s Next Rendezvous with Destiny-candidly discusses his perspective on Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump’s Chief Strategist and former head of the online news site Breitbart. Bannon is a proponent of the theory that history generally moves in 80-year cycles, with each cycle ending in a crisis that destroys the old order and ushers in something new. In widely reported remarks, Bannon believes the United States has had three “turnings”-the American Revolution, the Civil War, the Great Depression/World War II-and is now in the midst of another emanating from the 2008 Financial Crisis.