Politics

California’s Governor Just Launched a Warning Shot to Trump in Fiery Address

California Governor Jerry Brown rallied a group of scientists yesterday, striking a defiant tone when he suggested that California’s government would defy the federal government on any effort to stop or reverse policies fighting global climate change. “We’ve got the scientists, we’ve got the lawyers and we’re ready to fight. We’re ready to defend,” he said … Continued


CIA Names Russia in Bombshell Secret Assessment of Election Tampering

The CIA concluded in a secret assessment presented to lawmakers that Russia intentionally interfered in the 2016 presidential election––specifically to help Donald Trump win. In previous assessments, the CIA characterized Russia’s motivations as an attempt to undermine the electoral process. But those assessments always stopped short of saying that Moscow’s goal was to help elect Trump. … Continued


Trump Tweets, then Trolls Do the Rest

In October 2015, Lauren Batchelder, a student at St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, attended a bipartisan political forum and asked Donald Trump, then merely another presidential candidate, what he would do for American women. Their exchange made headlines around the nation. “So, maybe I’m wrong, maybe you can prove me wrong. But I don’t … Continued


“Overwhelming Evidence”: GOP, Dems Call for Investigations Into Russian Election Interference

Lawmakers in Congress are strengthening their call for an official and public inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Yesterday, Democratic Reps. Eric Swalwell (D-California) and Elijah Cummings (D-Maryland) proposed the “Protecting Our Democracy Act,” legislation to create a 12-member bipartisan, independent commission to investigate Russian meddling. The commission would operate with an initial budget of … Continued


Mike Pence, The Unapologetic Anti-Scientist

Vice President-elect Mike Pence won’t be a friend to the scientific community nor to the environment. The international scientific community has a very good reason to be afraid of the next four years.


Texas GOP Elector Breaks Rank with Trump

A Republican member of the electoral college from Texas has indicated he will not cast his ballot––one of his state’s 38 electoral votes––for President-elect Donald Trump. Christopher Suprun, a Dallas paramedic, previously supported Trump, but now says that Trump’s continued attacks on the First Amendment and his numerous financial conflicts of interest have changed his … Continued


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