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Why Does the Economy Look So Good and Feel So Bad?

Inflation! Supply chain! GDP! Economist Beth Ann Bovino looks at the ups and downs of our (grim and not so grim) economic moment. 
Levin Report

Womp, Womp: Melania Trump’s NFT Hat Auction Doesn’t Go as Planned

The former first lady’s auction came up well-short of the $250,000 she was hoping to take home.

Lineup Changes Give Morning Joe Even More Power at MSNBC

Stephanie Ruhle’s move into the 11 p.m. slot gives the Morning Joe franchise an even bigger presence at the network.

“Juneteenth Is a Pretty Aggressive Holiday to Take Hostages With”: NYT Union Views New Holiday Schedule as Latest Union-Busting Bid  

A new holiday schedule excluding union members comes as NYT tech employees are holding their own union election. 
Trump Family Values

Trump Throws a Fit Over Investigators Going After His “Children,” Who Are in Their 40s

But we do know which one he’d rather see go to jail between Don Jr. and Ivanka, per his former attorney Michael Cohen.
Capitol Attack

It’s Not a Great Week to Be Ivanka Trump

The hits just keep on coming for the former first daughter. 

New York Attorney General to Trump, Ivanka, and Don Jr.: Don’t F--k With Us

The A.G.’s office says it has “significant evidence” of fraud committed by the Trump Organization, and is taking legal action against the ex-president and his kids to make them comply with its investigation.

“He Doesn’t Want to Say Goodbye in a Zoom Call”: The NYT Succession Timeline Is Coming Into Focus

Everyone’s favorite parlor game is back. With the omicron surge easing in New York, speculation is rife that Times reporters will be back in the newsroom before long—and saying goodbye to editor Dean Baquet, maybe as soon as April.
Levin Report

Ivanka Trump Returns to Instagram With a Photo Shoot Pretending to Be a Good Person

The former first daughter would like you to know she’s very charitable in her free time. 

“He Has an Incredible Knack to Smell the Next Fad”: How Klaus Schwab Built a Billionaire Circus at Davos

The überrich flock annually to the World Economic Forum, where they can schmooze and strike deals under the guise of saving the world. A new book reveals how its founder benefits from this gathering of the global elite.

“You Don’t Want Someone Copying Ben”: The New York Times Is on the Hunt for Its Next Media Columnist

Ben Smith’s abrupt exit has sparked a newsroom guessing game for his successor—Katie Rosman? Wesley Lowery?—though, as one insider put it, the Times, which is already replenishing its media desk, has an opportunity “for rethinking the focus” of its signature column.

“This Is Not CNN 2”: Inside the Cable News Giant’s Streaming Dreams 

CNN+ is loading up on new talent (Alison Roman, Chris Wallace, Audie Cornish) and tapping its own (Anderson Cooper, Kate Bolduan) for a subscription service launching this spring. It’s shaping up to be a major investment in the network’s future—and maybe a lifeboat?
Meet The Trumps

Eric Trump Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop Gunning for “Dumbest Trump Alive” Title

The ex-president’s son is out there trying to defend his dad, and it’s not going well.
Levin Report

Kimberly Guilfoyle’s Leaked Text Messages Are Not Doing the Trumps Any Favors

It’s been quite the week for Don Jr. and his new fiancée.
Levin Report

Melania Trump’s 2022 Resolution: Grift Like There’s No Tomorrow

The former first lady is once again asking people to give her money. 
Levin Report

Don Jr. and Ivanka Would Rather Not Discuss the Trump Organization’s Many Alleged Crimes

The duo are trying to dodge a subpoena from the New York Attorney General’s office.
Levin Report

For Christmas This Year, Melania Trump Says Give the Gift of Melania Trump

The first lady is offering an NFT of her eyes that can follow you around for the low, low price of 150 bucks.
From the Magazine

What We Lost When Vaping Got Political

Juul and other e-cigarette companies have—often with very good reason—become public enemy number one in the war on tobacco. But what if they do offer adult smokers a path to quitting?

Report: Trump’s Accountant Had a Little Chat With a Grand Jury 

Oh, and he’s been granted immunity from prosecution and can thus speak freely about everything he knows.
Levin Report

Hopefully, Andrew Cuomo Didn’t Spend His Book Money All in One Place

He’s been ordered to repay $5 million.

Vox-Group Nine Deal Affirms Digital Media’s Scale-Up-to-Survive Reality

The acquisition, which comes on the heels of BuzzFeed going public, could lead to Vox Media doing the same.