A construction company owned by the in-laws of House Republican second-in-command Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) was awarded more than $7 million in federal contracts since 2000 based on a “dubious” claim of Native American heritage, the Los Angeles Times reported in a lengthy investigation Sunday.
CAIRO (AP) — The United Nations and humanitarian workers on Sunday condemned an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition targeting Yemen’s Shiite rebels that reportedly killed at least 15 civilians near the port city of Hodeida.
MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Crews with backhoes and other heavy equipment scooped up splintered boards, broken glass, chunks of asphalt and other debris in hurricane-flattened Mexico Beach on Sunday as the mayor held out hope for the 250 or so residents who may have tried to ride out the storm.
After saying that it was “so false” and “fake news” to assert that his administration was in “chaos” due to the high turnover rate among senior officials, President Donald Trump implied that Defense Secretary James Mattis may be on his way out. The President called Mattis “sort of a Democrat.”
White House adviser Jared Kushner “appears” to have paid no federal income taxes in several recent years, The New York Times reported Saturday based on “confidential financial documents” it had reviewed — despite Kushner Companies itself being profitable for Kushner and his father, and Kushner’s net worth having “quintupled to almost $324 million.”
Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, and keeping your teeth healthy and clean makes a big impression (and saves you a nice chunk of change in the dental bill department). Electric toothbrushes help keep plaque and stains at bay, and the Philips Sonicare electric toothbrush is one of the industry’s heavy-hitters. However, the price tag keeps a lot of would-be electric toothbrush users away. Here are four options that offer similar quality without the Sonicare cost.
This midnight-black toothbrush removes up to 10 times more plaque than with a normal brush, thanks to its four cleaning modes (soft, whiten, massage and cleaning) at an industry-leading 40,000 VPN motor. You’ll notice improved gum health in as little as one week, and an included travel case and extra heads means you’ll take your spotless smile on the road with you.
This toothbrush polishes your teeth and removes bacteria from your gums and tongue just like other options, but its USB-powered sanitizing storage case is what really sets it apart from the competition. Once you put it away, it kills 99% of germs and bacteria with UV rays so it’s spotless the next time you brush. As an added bonus, the two-minute timer keeps you on task, making sure you brush for the ADA-recommended amount of time.
Brushing your teeth twice a day helps keep your mouth spotless — as long as your toothbrush is also perfectly sanitary. Toothbrushes are subject to backsplash from water in your bathroom, and a cringe-worthy drop on the floor is enough to make you toss the whole brush in the trash. TAO’s Sonic Toothbrush comes with spaceship-style cleaning station that kills 99.9% of all brush bacteria and keeps your brush dry when it’s not in use, preventing mold and mildew buildup. As far as brushing goes, professional and sensitive modes help you achieve the level of clean you need.
Brushing your teeth is about more than just your chompers: regular brushing contributes to your overall oral health, including your gums, tongue, and throat. Using phytotherapy, the brush whitens teeth and kill bacteria, and red light soothes and heals your gums. This brush reduces signs of gingivitis and keeps your breath fresher, all thanks to light therapy.
Toby Harnden, the managing editor of the conservative Washington Examiner, apologized Sunday for what he said was his inadvertent inclusion of several paragraphs from a New York Times story in an Examiner story by Joel Gehrke, a foreign affairs reporter for the website.
The Des Moines Register’s editorial board endorsed all Democrats for the House of Representatives Saturday, writing of the Republican Party that it “needs to be voted out of power and spend a few years becoming again the party of Lincoln, not the party of Trump.” The editorial board was especially blunt regarding Rep. Steve King (R-IA), who it said “spends his time meeting with fascist leaders in Europe and retweeting neo-Nazis.”
“Not only has the party failed to act as a check on the president, key Republicans have been complicit in trying to obstruct and undermine the investigation of a foreign power’s interference in a U.S. election,” the editorial board wrote. “And by their silence they have tacitly endorsed the president’s racism, misogyny, white nationalism, divisiveness and crudity.”