New Comms Director Unleashes Vulgar Rant at WH Comms Staff

Anthony Scaramucci did not hold back. In a recent phone interview with The New Yorker, Scaramucci unloaded on White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and members of the communications team. Priebus blocked Scaramucci’s appointment to a White House position before Trump took office in January, which was the beginning of bad blood between the two. Since coming to the White House, Scaramucci has pointed … Continue reading New Comms Director Unleashes Vulgar Rant at WH Comms Staff

4-5,000 People Evacuated in Cambridge

A gas leak at Kendall Square Friday morning forced around 5,000 people to evacuate from 11 buildings. A contractor operating heavy equipment accidentally punctured a gas line, disrupting the workday routine for thousands of people. Cambridge Assistant Fire Chief Thomas Cahill told reporters that “anytime you have construction, there’s always a possibility of any type of incident occurring.” Firefighters went building to building to check … Continue reading 4-5,000 People Evacuated in Cambridge

Russia Retaliates for U.S. Sanctions

Russia has told the U.S. Embassy in Moscow to cut its diplomatic staff to 455, matching the staff at Russia’s Embassy in Washington, and has barred the use of some properties. The Russian foreign ministry said it was seizing holiday properties and a warehouse used by U.S. diplomats in response to the Obama administration’s order to seize two Russian diplomatic compounds and expel 35 Russian … Continue reading Russia Retaliates for U.S. Sanctions

Pakistan Prime Minister Resigns After Court Ruling

The Supreme Court in Pakistan has ruled that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is not qualified to remain in office on Thursday. The release of the Panama Papers in 2015 revealed Sharif’s children had links to offshore companies, which has ultimately led to the resignation of Sharif as prime minister. Not a single one of the 18 prime ministers of Pakistan have completed a full term … Continue reading Pakistan Prime Minister Resigns After Court Ruling

Priebus Out as Chief of Staff

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus has been pushed out of the White House by President Trump due to his failure to impose order on a chaos-wracked West Wing. Trump announced on Friday that he will be replaced by Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly, a retired four-star Marine general. Priebus has failed to limit the number of leaks coming out of the … Continue reading Priebus Out as Chief of Staff

Walkie Talkie Building in London Gets an Owner

The infamous “Walkie Talkie” building in downtown London was purchased for $1.7 billion by LKK Health Products Group, a Hong Kong-based company best known for making Lee Kum Kee oyster sauce. When it first opened, the building was heavily criticized for its “bloated, not elegant,” architecture according to Rowan Moore, an architecture critic for The Observer newspaper. Due to its concave shape, the building created … Continue reading Walkie Talkie Building in London Gets an Owner

Trump Ponders Recess Appointment for Sessions

According to sources close to the president, Trump is considering replacing Attorney General Jeff Sessions through a recess appointment if Sessions leaves the job or is fired. A recess appointment allows the president to fill the post with anyone of his choosing if the Senate goes on recess for a period of more than 10 days. However, many Republicans see Sessions as their representative in … Continue reading Trump Ponders Recess Appointment for Sessions