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Tillerson on North Korea: 'We don't know precisely how much time is left' until the bombing starts

Tillerson on North Korea: 'We don't know precisely how much time is left' until the bombing starts

Politics
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is, allegedly, one of the grownups in the administration. He also plainly doesn't know what the hell he is doing, is gleefully sabotaged by Donald Trump at every turn, is handcuffed by a White House incapable of filling staff positions, and has been rendered largely impotent in international relations due to his inability to translate his boss' ridiculous temper tantrums into a foreign policy that any of his international contemporaries can understand enough to even take seriously. Let's check in with him on the administration's escalating battle with North Korea. "We're not using a carrot to convince them to talk," Tillerson said of North Korea. "We're using large sticks. And that is what they need to understand." "I'm going to use all the time available...
The first rule of White House Wife-Beaters Club is don't talk about … the wives

The first rule of White House Wife-Beaters Club is don't talk about … the wives

Politics
Have you ever faced an integrity test? For example: someone reaches into their pocket and when they pull out their hand, a $20 bill slips out and lands or the floor. Or someone ahead of you in line at the grocery accidentally forgets their wallet and leaves it on the counter. Do you immediately alert this person about their potential loss, or do you simply pocket what they’ve carelessly left behind for your own gain? Do you do what’s right, or simply what’s expedient and convenient? If someone behind you in line sees you pick up the item and just before you stuff it in your pocket they say “HEY!”—do you deserve credit for finally giving it back only after you’ve been caught in the act? I think not. We face small and large tests like these all the time.  How we respond to them is a tes
Everything You Don't See at Home During Today's Olympics Broadcast

Everything You Don't See at Home During Today's Olympics Broadcast

Entertainment
Hoda Kotb really does dance that much, the crowd really does cheer that much and everyone really, really does love Chloe Kim. These are just a few of the lessons learned while PEOPLE spent a few hours backstage on Tuesday at the Today show during its two weeks broadcasting from Pyeongchang, South Korea, for the 2018 Winter Olympics. What else do the viewers at home miss from in front of their TV screens instead of behind the cameras on set? Read on. Yep, the Studio Is Open-Air — But They Find Ways to Stay Toasty From Monday to Feb. 23, or two full work weeks, the first two hours of Today have decamped from New York City to a temporary studio in the heart of the coastal venues at the PyeongChang Games, feet away from the curling, hockey and skating competitions. The space — a glassed-in kin
Colbie Holderness survived Rob Porter's abuse: Tells White House, don't call me weak

Colbie Holderness survived Rob Porter's abuse: Tells White House, don't call me weak

Politics
Colbie Holderness, the first wife of former White House staff secretary Rob Porter—and the woman whose bruised face you’ve probably seen pictures of—is now speaking out. Holderness responded in the Washington Post to Kellyanne Conway’s Sunday comments about Porter, including that “I have no reason not to believe the women,” about which Holderness wrote “I actually appreciated her saying that she at least did not not believe us.” But I was dismayed when Conway, appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union,” went on to say that she does not fear for White House Communications Director Hope Hicks, who has reportedly been dating Porter. “I’ve rarely met somebody so strong with such excellent instincts and loyalty and smarts.” Borrowing Conway’s words, I have no reason not to believe her when she