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Author: Confluence

Vox: The real national emergency is Trump’s incompetence

Reading Time: 4 minutesHe’s flailing and can’t get anything done.
Today’s national emergency declaration from Donald Trump is an obvious fraud, detectable if nothing else by the reality that various White House and congressional officials have been teasing it as a possibility for months. In a real emergency, you act fast.

In a fake emergency, you act when you’ve decided the political timing is right as part of a larger ass-covering move because you need to back down from an ill-advised congressional fight that, itself, followed from an ill-advised campaign promise.

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Reading Time: 5 minutesIn my consulting work, I frequently help teams try to cultivate connection, understanding and shared goals. As part of the process, I set up exercises in which team members are given opportunities to self-disclose—on topics ranging from their preferred work styles to family background—and everyone chooses how much they are willing to share. Although the exercises are artificial, they work. I consistently hear from the team members how they help them to better understand their colleagues, feel closer to one another, and have better working relationships.

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3 Stories You Should Read 3/15/2019: ICE, Amazon, National Emergency

Reading Time: 2 minutesConfluence Daily is your daily news source for women in the know. In the category Of:  I suppose we all saw it coming. Trump declares a national emergency to fund the wall President Trump said he’ll sign the final paperwork to declare a national emergency to fund his wall as soon as he gets back to his office — and he’s already anticipating a legal challenge. “So the order is signed. And I’ll sign the final papers as soon as I get into the Oval Office. And we will have a national emergency,” Trump said. After he signs national emergency and executive...

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If you were auditioning to be your own lover, would you say yes?

Reading Time: 3 minutesDo you buy yourself flowers, or run decadent baths, or eat by candlelight?
Do you lavish your skin with luscious lotions + spritz your favorite fragrance behind your ears before bed?
Do you dress as though you have a secret assignation?
Do you wear your sexy undies because you know you’ll catch a glimpse of it in the mirror tonight?

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CNN: McCabe confirms talks held at Justice Dept. about removing Trump

Reading Time: 3 minutesFormer acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe is confirming for the first time publicly that there were high-level discussions at the Justice Department about recruiting Cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office in the aftermath of former FBI Director James Comey’s firing.

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