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Clock ticks down on Trump’s first year:

President Donald Trump has just one month left to salvage a lost legislative year in a presidency that he vowed would be an endless victory lap — but has yet to produce a major new law that reshapes the nation.

The President’s road to a congressional win could be paved by passing the first sweeping tax reform package in decades, which would appease restive Republican voters and represent an undeniable personal political triumph.
But it also comes strewn with obstacles, many of his own making.

Trump’s tenuous relationship with his own party, and the split between the GOP’s populist and establishment wings, will complicate the effort by Republican leaders to deliver on their monopoly on Washington power.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr on why team still won’t be visiting the White House:

head of the Golden State Warriors’ trip to Washington, coach Steve Kerr told CNN’s David Axelrod that a “human respect issue” was part of the reason he and his team won’t be making the traditional White House visit to celebrate their NBA championship win.
The team will be in Washington in February to play the Washington Wizards.
“First, we weren’t invited,” Kerr reminded Axelrod during an interview on “The Axe Files,” that will air Saturday at 7pm ET, recalling Donald Trump’s September tweet in which he rescinded Warriors’ captain Stephen Curry’s White House invitation after Curry publicly said he didn’t want to take part in the visit.
And besides, he said, “Our guys felt pretty strongly even before we knew that we didn’t have an invitation that it was going to be a tough visit. A lot of us, myself included, have been pretty critical of President Trump.”

Ivanka isn’t a champion for women, and she can prove it:

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is right to be irked that it is not him but first daughter Ivanka Trump who will lead the US delegation to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India.

The annual event is put on by the State Department and in the past has been attended by Secretary of State John Kerry and President Barack Obama.
This year, not only is the nation’s top diplomat not attending but the State Department, in a widely noted snub, is also withholding high-level delegation support from what is being billed as Ivanka’s most high-profile event representing the United States.
Time Inc. has new owners, including the Koch brothers:

Time magazine is about to have new owners — including the billionaire Koch brothers.

Media company Meredith (MDP) announced Sunday that it has agreed to buy the 95-year-old magazine’s publisher, Time Inc., for $2.8 billion

Acquiring the legendary magazine business gives Meredith control of dozens of other big titles such as People, Sports Illustrated, Fortune and Entertainment Weekly. Meredith already publishes several top magazines, including Parents, Shape and Better Homes & Gardens.

Pixar’s lively ‘Coco’ hits the right notes:

Pixar gets back to its roots with “Coco,” which wraps two universal themes — pursuing one’s dreams, and how we remember loved ones — in a colorful, culturally specific package. As the animation powerhouse has increasingly turned to the comfort of sequels, this look at the afterlife represents a lively original concept, one that powers through its flat patches with a whole lot of heart.

“Coco” uses the Mexican Day of the Dead (or Día de los Muertos) celebration as its narrative spine, with a young boy crossing over into the Land of the Dead, where he’s surrounded by outlandish skeletal figures. But the bones of the story are quite sturdy, tapping into a strong vein of emotion that recalls the cross-generational charms of movies like “Up” or “Inside Out.”

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