During the 21 months of Don McGahn’s stormy tenure at the White House, he would often tell colleagues, half-joking: “It’s a good week if I don’t get called into the Oval.” Pat Cipollone, McGahn’s successor as White House counsel, doesn’t engage in the same sort of gallows humor — if only because, through what allies say is good personal chemistry with his mercurial boss and critics counter is a willingness to enable his worst instincts, he’s managed to stay on the good side of a president who fondly calls him “Mr. Attorney.”Story Continued Below In six months on the job, Cipollone has turned the White House counsel’s office into a central hub of activity and made himself a constant presence in the Oval Office. A 53-year-old former corporate lawyer with an affable style, he has also made enough of an impression on Trump that the president has begun asking aides for their assessment of the White House’s top … [Read more...] about ‘Pat’s a pit bull’: Trump has a new favorite lawyer
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Ten years ago, the iPhone App Store was just about a year old, and very much a Wild West in the world of software development. Some software makers saw a chance to get rich quick with cheap gimmicks, while others made efforts to turn venerable websites or desktop programs into mobile apps. Others still came up with entirely new ideas that endure even now. By looking back, we can learn a lot about how the App Store matured and evolved. Novelty apps that thrived when the iPhone itself was still a novelty eventually gave way to sophisticated games. Other apps proved so popular that Apple eventually built their features into iOS itself, effectively dooming them as stand-alone products. The ideas that have stuck around longest have either benefitted from the backing of tech giants, such as Google and Facebook, or have kept themselves fresh through years of feature updates. To come up with this list, we used archive.org and its March 2009 snapshots of the app listing website AppShopper, … [Read more...] about Whatever happened to the hottest iPhone apps of 2009?
CARLSBAD Community Passover Seder set for Friday Congregation B’nai Tikvah hosts a First Night Community Passover Seder at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Carlsbad Senior Center, 799 Pine Ave. The event will be led by Rabbi Ben Leinow and Cantor Larry Kornit, with a 30-minute seder, followed by food and fun. Cost is $40; $15 for students and military; free for kids younger than 6; includes catered kosher-style dinner. Reserve at bnaitikvahsd.com/seder. Call (760) 650-2262. Sugar addiction topic of lecture Tuesday A Good Life Lecture, “Are You a Sugar Addict? Get Unhooked!” led by Angela R. Vittucci is set for 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Carlsbad City Library’s Schulman Auditorium, 1775 Dove Lane. Admission is free. Learn why sugar is the cause of numerous health issues and learn tips for getting unhooked. Call (760) 602-2055. Free ‘Ask a Pharmacist’ session Wednesday The Carlsbad Senior Center is offering a free “Ask a Pharmacist” session from … [Read more...] about Woman’s Club hosts monthly Night Owls group meetings
The last few times Ady Barkan got arrested in the U.S. Capitol building, the routine had a few new twists. Officers no longer handcuffed him, since he had lost nearly all his capacity for movement. They just put a bracelet on one of his wrists to show he was in custody. His motorized wheelchair is heavy, and it can take a while to get it into the police van, so Aiyana or Nate or some other member of the large crew that supports him—Ady’s Roadies, they sometimes call themselves—will pour a little water into his mouth while they wait, or, following his whispered suggestions, fire off a text to news media or other activists.Story Continued Below “The Capitol Police treat me pretty well,” says Barkan, who has been arrested seven times over the past two years—or maybe eight, he can’t exactly remember. “Some of them gave us the thumbs up when we left the holding pen and said, ‘Keep up the good work.’” Barkan’s last … [Read more...] about The Most Powerful Activist in America Is Dying