A federal judge just ruled Trump can’t block a House subpoena for his financial records

A federal judge just ruled Trump can’t block a House subpoena for his financial records

Judge Amit Mehta just upheld a House Oversight Committee subpoena for Trump’s financial records. A Washington, DC, federal judge has ruled against President Donald Trump in his fight to block House Democrats from getting his financial records, giving Democrats the first edge in their battle with the White House over congressional oversight. In a Tuesday ruling, Judge Amit Mehta of the DC District Court decisively ruled in favor of the House Oversight Committee, whose chair,…

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Game of Thrones is over. Giant TV hits aren’t going anywhere.

Game of Thrones is over. Giant TV hits aren’t going anywhere.

Audiences are fracturing, but the apparatus that made HBO’s megahit isn’t going away. You, a normal person, are interested in discussing the finale of Game of Thrones. Bless you. But for people who pay attention to the media business, the question isn’t Bran vs. Sansa: It’s, “Will there be another Game of Thrones?” Spoiler: Of course there will be. We just can’t tell you what it will be, or what network it will appear on….

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How Trump’s new immigration plan could hurt the economy

How Trump’s new immigration plan could hurt the economy

The US needs more low-skilled immigrants, not fewer. Last week, the White House announced the outlines of a plan that would revamp the country’s legal immigration system, cutting back family-based immigration in favor of “merit-based” immigration. Under that system, the US would prioritize high-skilled immigrants with college degrees who speak English fluently over immigrants with immediate relatives in the US. Trump and his advisers claim that such a system (which is similar to the one…

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What Sansa Stark’s coronation hairstyle says about her character development

What Sansa Stark’s coronation hairstyle says about her character development

Sansa’s style always mirrored that of other powerful Game of Thrones characters. Her coronation hairstyle was all her own. Throughout Game of Thrones’s eight seasons, Sansa Stark’s appearance has always mirrored the powerful people she’s tried to emulate — or, in some cases, to protect herself from. At the end of the series finale, though, her hair was styled in a way we’ve never seen it before: pin-straight, completely loose, with no ornamentation aside from…

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Game of Thrones fans are giving Brienne the ending she deserved

Game of Thrones fans are giving Brienne the ending she deserved

One of the most popular memes in the wake of the finale sees Brienne telling better stories than the one she was given on the show. Game of Thrones’ polarizing series finale has been met with plenty of unimpressed and negative reviews, but if you were a fan of Brienne of Tarth, the character’s final solo scene might have left you with an especially sour taste in your mouth. “The Iron Throne” did see Brienne…

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