Author: Adam K. Raymond

Federal Employees Barred From Discussing Trump’s Impeachment at Work – New York Magazine

GOOGLE NEWS Federals employees have to wait to leave work before joining the resistance. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images Employees of the federal government were warned this week not to talk about the “resistance” or the potential impeachment of President Trump while at work. If they do, they run the risk of violating the Hatch Act, which bars federal employees from engaging in partisan, political activity while on the job. The guidance was handed down Tuesday by the Office of Special Counsel (OSC), which enforces the Hatch Act and has nothing to do with that other special counsel that’s been...

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Putin Tells U.S. ‘Don’t Worry, Be Happy’, Compares Hacking Allegations to Antisemitism – New York Magazine

GOOGLE NEWS Vladimir the persecuted. Photo: Olga Maltseva/AFP/Getty Images A frustrated Vladimir Putin dismissed allegations that Russia tried to influence last year’s presidential election as “hysteria” and compared the attention to the issue in the U.S. to anti-Semitism, while speaking on a panel discussion moderated by NBC’s Megyn Kelly Friday. Echoing a point made by President Trump, Putin said the allegations are an excuse made by salty Democrats who can’t come to terms with their own failure last November. “They made a mistake and they don’t want to recognize this mistake right now. They don’t want to say that...

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Trump Wanted L.A. Golf Club to Fire Employees Who Were ‘Not Attractive Enough’ – New York Magazine

 Photo: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images After Donald Trump opened Los Angeles’s Trump National Golf Club in 2005, he made it known that the club should only hire hotties. In court records from 2012 reported in today’s L.A. Times, a former employee said Trump repeatedly told managers that restaurant hostesses were “not pretty enough” and suggested they be fired and replaced by women who met his standards. Over the years, Trump stopped complaining because the club’s managers found a way to please him. “I and the other managers always tried to have our most attractive hostesses working when Mr. Trump was in town and going to be on the premises,” a former club restaurant manager says in the court records, which are part of a lawsuit filed by employees who say they were denied breaks. Employees say the club’s restaurant staff was chosen based on looks, not experience or ability, and older servers were given the worst shifts and few hours. Trump also paraded one attractive employee around his friends and creeped out another by regularly asking if she was “still happily married,” according to the records. In another instance, a Trump Organization vice-president asked a club manager to fire an employee because she was overweight. And as the VP allegedly told the manager, “Mr. Trump doesn’t like fat...

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