Taibbi: The War in the White House – Rolling Stone

Taibbi: The War in the White House – Rolling Stone http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/taibbi-the-war-in-the-white-house-w480238 Months of palace intrigue have pitted the D.C. establishment against Steve Bannon – and made Trump more dangerous than ever May 3, 2017 Illustration by Victor Juhasz Decades from now, if the planet is even inhabited by then, we will look back at one […] more…

Evidence mounts Russia meddled in US election

Evidence mounts Russia meddled in US election http://www.businessinsider.com/evidence-russia-meddled-in-us-election-2017-6 US President Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.Mark Wilson/Getty Images; Justin Sullivan/Getty Images; Samantha Lee/Business Insider It was September 2015 when the FBI first noticed that Russian hackers had infiltrated a computer system belonging to the Democratic National Committee. It was the first sign that Moscow was attempting […] more…

How to fix gerrymandering by making state legislatures bigger.

How to fix gerrymandering by making state legislatures bigger. http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/do_the_math/2017/06/how_to_fix_gerrymandering_by_making_state_legislatures_bigger.html Make state legislatures bigger. By Jordan Ellenberg If the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison expanded to fit more members …Photo illustration by Lisa Larson-Walker. Photo by Thinkstock, Richard Hurd/Flickr CC. This week, the Supreme Court agreed to take up the case of Gill v. Whitford, […] more…

President Trump’s Lies, the Definitive List – The New York Times

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/06/23/opinion/trumps-lies.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=opinion-c-col-left-region&region=opinion-c-col-left-region&WT.nav=opinion-c-col-left-region By DAVID LEONHARDT and STUART A. THOMPSON JUNE 23, 2017 Jan. 21 “I wasn’t a fan of Iraq. I didn’t want to go into Iraq.” (He was for an invasion before he was against it.)Jan. 21 “A reporter for Time magazine — and I have been on their cover 14 or 15 times. I think we […] more…

Trump: ‘I Did Not Make, And Do Not Have’ Recordings Of Comey

President Trump gave a straight answer on Thursday about whether he has recordings of his private conversations with fired FBI Director James Comey — No. The question of the existence of tapes arose on May 12, when shortly after firing Comey, Trump tweeted that the former FBI director “better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ […] more…

Senate Republicans Reveal Long-Awaited Affordable Care Act Repeal Bill

Senate Republicans unveiled their long-awaited health care overhaul proposal on Thursday. The Senate bill, called the “Better Care Reconciliation Act,” would repeal major parts of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. The broad outlines of it look a lot like the House bill, the American Health Care Act, which was passed in May. […] more…

Obama ordered U.S intelligence to deploy ‘implants’ in Russian network

Obama ordered U.S intelligence to deploy ‘implants’ in Russian network https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/06/23/obama-ordered-u-s-intelligence-agency-deploy-implants-russian-network-response-kremlin-hacking/422818001/ Doug StanglinUpdated 15 minutes ago President Obama, angered by Russian hacking during the 2016 elections, authorized a covert cyber operation to deploy “implants” in Russian networks that could be triggered remotely in retaliation to any future cyber aggression by Moscow, The Washington Postreported Friday. The Post said the operation, […] more…

Despite Concerns About Blackmail, Flynn Heard C.I.A. Secrets – NYTimes.com

Despite Concerns About Blackmail, Flynn Heard C.I.A. Secrets – NYTimes.com https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/06/20/us/politics/mike-pompeo-cia.html By MATT APUZZO, MATTHEW ROSENBERG and ADAM GOLDMAN June 20, 2017 Mike Pompeo, center, the C.I.A. director, at the Capitol to brief members of the House Intelligence Committee last month. Al Drago / The New York Times WASHINGTON — Senior officials across the government became convinced in January that […] more…

Exxon Mobil Lends Its Support to a Carbon Tax Proposal – NYTimes.com

Exxon Mobil Lends Its Support to a Carbon Tax Proposal – NYTimes.com https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/06/20/science/exxon-carbon-tax.html By JOHN SCHWARTZ June 20, 2017 Protesters outside the Exxon Mobil shareholders’ meeting in Dallas in May. The company is supporting a carbon tax proposed by the Climate Leadership Council. Nathan Hunsinger / The Dallas Morning News, via Associated Press Exxon Mobil, other oil […] more…

Heat waves expected to increase, says study: Can adaptation outpace climate changes? – CSMonitor.com

Heat waves expected to increase, says study: Can adaptation outpace climate changes? – CSMonitor.com http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2017/0620/Heat-waves-expected-to-increase-says-study-Can-adaptation-outpace-climate-changes What constitutes ‘deadly heat,’ and who might be affected by it the most? A new study explores these questions, while the lead author acknowledges the superior ability of developed countries to adapt to extreme weather. Seth Borenstein June 20, 2017 […] more…
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