FROM Max Chafkin
Journalist transforms into a professional Instagramer Max Chafkin’s Instagram account was pretty typical two months ago, with photos of his wife, baby and vacations. Then it focused on professionally styled and staged photos of himself.
With Donald Trump's ear, what is Peter Thiel's endgame? Billionaire entrepreneur Peter Thiel is poised to become the most politically prominent face of Silicon Valley. The PayPal cofounder bucked the liberal ideology of the nation’s tech capital by supporting Donald Trump. Now he’s part of the president-elect’s transition team.
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.
In 'Speechless,' Scott Silveri combines comedy, family & disability Scott Silveri has written and produced sitcoms for more than 20 years. In all that time, he never encountered a TV family that looked anything like the one he grew up in -- with a mom, a dad...and a brother with cerebral palsy. He changed that with his show Speechless on ABC. Silveri tells us about looking to his own past for stories, and why he was determined to make a family comedy and not just a "disability show."