Tuesday’s mission was the most arduous for the 100 people involved because it required shepherding out the weakest and smallest of the boys.
The parents asked the judge to tell them the whereabouts of the five children, aged between eight and 16, who had been separated from them upon crossing the border, but the judge would not tell them anything.
So much of what Monsanto has worked to keep secret is coming out.
The FBI seized recordings President Donald Trump’s attorney made of his conversations with a lawyer representing two women who had alleged affairs with Trump.
The recordings could prove valuable to the government’s criminal investigation of Michael Cohen.
The largest US automaker said that overly broad tariffs could lead to a smaller GM, a reduced presence at home and abroad for this iconic American company, and risk less – not more – US jobs.
Love is in the air in the great state of Texas.
Trump sounded like a jilted lover when he tweeted: “I’ve done so much for you, and then this… We won’t forget, and neither will your customers or your now very HAPPY competitors!”
It’s not totally clear what the president meant when he said he’s done “so much for” Harley-Davidson.
In his Fox News interview Sunday, Trump dismissed the idea that Harley’s decision had something to do with his tariffs.
Because of Trump’s inconsistent track record in business, which included multiple bankruptcy filings and frequent lawsuits, most other major banks would not lend to him. Deutsche Bank loaned Trump millions under the direction of Justice Kennedy’s son.
There is little doubt that the Trump Administration will nominate — and force through — another extremely conservative justice like Neil Gorsuch. And that’s not just bad news for the LGBTQ community. It will most likely set back women’s rights, voting rights, and every marginalized group in this nation who relies upon the Supreme Court to live up to those four words etched into the building’s western pediment: “Equal Justice Under Law.”
A racist Trump commentator recently pardoned by Trump repeatedly tweeted #burnthejews and #bringbackslavery
DeVos made it clear the commission isn’t going to focus on guns. How can you possibly talk about school safety and ending school shootings without discussing guns and the role they play?
A number of companies have already reported that the trade war has already forced them to hike prices.
When you think about “the best and the brightest,” the people you want to govern America, Trump, along with his cast of incompetent misfits on his cabinet, don’t even come close. They represent the worst of the worst, and are causing America to be flushed into the basement of history.
For many years, cannabis was an accepted part of society. And the reasons it became illegal and stigmatized have some very dark motivations.
Prosecutors issued a subpoena to the National Enquirer’s publisher for records pertaining to a $150,000 payment made to Karen McDougal, a former Playboy model who has said she had an affair with Donald Trump.
Whether Trump is ignorant of the truth that it was his administration that created this policy of separating children from their families, or if he is just a very adept liar, is unclear.
Murdoch, the executive chairman of Fox, said: “We remain convinced that the combination of Fox’s iconic assets, brands and franchises with Disney’s will create one of the greatest, most innovative companies in the world.”
A judge in Germany ordered that Stadler be remanded in custody, it said, to prevent him from obstructing or hindering the diesel investigation.
Markets dropped across the world after Trump threatened to impose $200bn more in levies on Chinese goods.
When the attorney general used scripture to justify closing our borders, he operated from a playbook that uses religion to enslave, capture, and murder under the name of God.
Trump said: “When it comes to defending America, it is not enough to merely have an American presence in space. We must have American dominance in space. So important.”
The Trump administration had been signaling its intention to leave the council for some months, but the announcement came while the US itself is under intense criticism for its own human rights, because of the administration’s policy of forcibly separating young children from their parents when apprehended on the Mexican border.
The administration’s current family separation policy is an affront to the decency of the American people, and contrary to principles and values upon which our nation was founded. The administration has the power to rescind this policy. It should do so now.
The displacement of working-class and low-income Latino families in the shadow of Facebook’s behemoth campus, which is undergoing a major expansion, offers a stark illustration of California’s housing crisis and expanding income inequality. By many measures, the tech industry has in recent years exacerbated the crisis of evictions, homelessness and poverty.
As is customary in this stomach-turning charade, the men in power remain defiant. Or say nothing at all. Or quote the Bible.
Photographer John Moore, whose viral image of a weeping two-year-old girl at the US border has become the potent symbol of the outrage over Donald Trump’s controversial “zero tolerance” policy.
As the Chicago Tribune moves out of its home of more than 90 years, it is only natural to worry about the newspaper’s fate.
“There’s one party trying to give people health care, and the other party is trying to take it away. It really is that simple…”
The entrepreneur has responded to negative headlines by lashing out at the news media and individual journalists.
The White House is talking up Trump’s accomplishments – but as usual, many of the president’s claims are misleading or wrong.
40 million Americans live in poverty. Think about that.
Trump’s aggressive policies are sending the country toward greater inequality: Life span is now shorter in the USA, and millions live a life of absolute deprivation once associated with 3rd world nations.
America is now in steep decline.
The bill would make it easier for consumers to sue companies that haven’t put adequate safeguards in place.
A new survey of the island’s residents contradicts government findings and reports a much higher death toll from Hurricane Maria than previously stated —putting it on par with one of the worst natural disasters in American history.
The first daughter claims to be a mother first while the president screams nonsense about gangs and rips children from their parents.
Elections officials across the state are taking unprecedented steps to secure voting systems in the face of warnings from federal homeland security experts and members of Congress that Florida is a likely target of more intrusions in the 2018 election.
“The internal correspondence supports that Monsanto has long been aware of the risk that its glyphosate-based herbicides are carcinogenic… but has continuously sought to influence the scientific literature to prevent its internal concerns from reaching the public sphere.”
When the reporter asked to speak to an EPA public affairs representative, the security guards grabbed the reporter by the shoulders and shoved her forcibly out of the EPA building.
Unfortunately, there are millions of Americans that are suffering. And the republicans have learned that if you tell this growing group of downtrodden that you will solve their problems, they will vote for you, despite the mountains of evidence that demonstrate that the republican’s policies will hurt these people even more, and transfer gigantic sums of money from those with less to the very rich. In other words, the republicans depend on American’s stupidity.
A network of radical conservative think-tanks spanning all 50 states is planning direct marketing campaigns targeted personally at union members to encourage them to quit. The secret push, the group hopes, could cost unions up to a fifth of their 7 million members, lead to the loss of millions of dollars in income and undermine a cornerstone of the American middle-class.
The group is funded by such billionaire conservative donors as the Koch brothers and the Walton Family Foundation that stems from the Walmart fortune.
This is a violent escalation that was foretold, the result of a deliberate upturning of international conventions. It is the US presidency striking a match and throwing it into the tinderbox of Jerusalem.
At least 52 people have been killed and 2,400 wounded, but President Donald Trump hailed the occasion in a video message.
One might expect the administrator of the nation’s chief drug enforcement agency to be aware of at least some of the data that conclusively demonstrates that access to cannabis leads to decreases in opioid abuse.
But Patterson claimed ignorance of the studies, including the highly publicized study in the Journal of the American Medical Association finding that medical cannabis regulation is associated with declines in overall opioid-related mortality, including heroin overdose deaths.
People are now committed more to their political tribes than the truth… the only thing more dangerous than dishonest politicians who have no respect for the law is a chorus of enablers who defend their every lie.
“I had what I thought was a very happy marriage. I loved my life.”
AT&T confirmed it paid Cohen’s company Essential Consultants $200,000 for “insights into understanding the new administration” beginning in early 2017, when Trump was inaugurated.
Revelations of potentially illegal influence peddling exposed.
During his presidential election campaign, Trump vowed to authorize waterboarding and “a hell of a lot worse.”
By withdrawing from the JCPOA, Trump hastens the possibility of three disparate but similarly cataclysmic events: an Iranian war, an Iranian bomb, or the implosion of the Iranian regime.
Actually, this is not a joke. It just seems like one.
Eighteen House Republicans have nominated Donald Trump for the 2019 Nobel peace prize.
A mining industry spokesman said uranium mining does not pose any threat to either the environment or visitor experience. However, it is well known and documented that uranium mining renders the land and water poisoned and unapproachable for thousands of years.
The disclosure contradicts Trump’s own firm statement, made on Air Force One last month, that he had no knowledge of his private lawyer Michael Cohen having paid Daniels the $130,000 sum.
FCC chairman Ajit Pai, Donald Trump’s appointee, has not criticized the idea of three national carriers rather than four, as his Obama-appointed predecessor did, despite analysis that shows consumer prices will go up and 20,000 American jobs will be lost.
Gibson, the makers of rock’s favorite guitars, has filed for bankruptcy protection citing a “devastating” financial fall.
The incident took place two days after Bornstein, who had been Trump’s New York doctor for more than 35 years, revealed that he had prescribed Propecia, a drug to combat hair loss in men.
In the report, they claim credit for high-profile wins such as the repeal of the clean power plan, the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, and the US withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement.
Citing a reduction in consumer demand and product profitability, Ford is not investing into the next generation sedans.
The problem with smart people, particularly smart progressives, is that their mix of intelligence and sensibility requires them to believe that tribalism isn’t to be managed or harnessed but, rather, overcome.
Haspel’s ascent is a perfect example what is wrong with the Trump administration: Instead of facing a criminal investigation and sanctions for her alleged role in overseeing torture, she has been showered with accolades.
Officials “exhibited gross negligence” by failing to alert the public about the legionnaires’ outbreak, leading to the death of at least one person. “Everyone has to die of something,” the Director of Michigan’s Department of Health and Human Services reportedly said.
New felony charge is in addition to previous charges of secretly taking and transmitting a photo of a nude woman with whom he was having an extramarital affair for the purpose of blackmail.
Wells Fargo has agreed to pay $1bn to settle claims tied to its auto insurance, mortgage and other financial products in what is the largest fine levied against a major bank so far in the Trump administration.
The federal lawsuit alleges that Trump campaign officials conspired with Russia to hurt Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton
The 35-year-old was arrested for her role as a co-conspirator in a sex cult called Nxivm, which is being prosecuted for sex trafficking and forced labor
Today, the USA is held hostage by the ultra rich, and they have conspired to use every available mechanism to enrich themselves.
Scientists have created a mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic drinks bottles – by accident. The breakthrough could help solve the global plastic pollution crisis by enabling for the first time the full recycling of bottles.
However, the enzyme may also bloom out of control and literally consume the entire planet.
Before Trump, this pattern of personal of self-enrichment was a characteristic of third-world autocrats rather than the president of the United States.
The vending industry has gone through a revolution in recent years. But some of these machines are just awful.
We are unveiling the 3 worst ideas in vending. Read ‘em and weep… or just laugh.
Pam is a woman that wears many hats, and we mean that literally. Known for often donning a motorcycle helmet and cruising the byways of the Arizona desert, Donner has an amazing array of business and personal interests.
Donald Trump declared an “attack on our country in a true sense” was under way after FBI agents conducted a raid on the office of his longtime personal attorney, Michael Cohen, on Monday.
Set up the wrong conditions through constant work and we can accomplish little. Set up the right conditions and there is probably little we can’t do.
For a generation used to swiping right for love, these networking apps are a natural fit.
Sinclair is the biggest owner of local TV in the US, and may soon reach 72% of American households if a proposed $4bn takeover of a rival is approved by federal regulators. It is accused by critics of having a conservative bias, which it denies.
The small town’s elected leaders voted unanimously to ban many types of semiautomatic firearms they labeled “assault weapons,” thrusting the quiet village into the national debate over gun control.
Beginning with the Gingrich radicals who took over the House in 1994, the modern Republican party has been willing to exploit the constitution’s design flaws and the constitutional order’s reliance on informal understandings between political actors to sabotage the functioning of Congress, destroy the Obama presidency, and seize vastly more power than the American people would otherwise have granted it.
New legislation and the shutdown of personal ads on on popular websites drive workers on to the streets
In outburst of tweets on the Christian religion’s holiest holiday, Trump dashes any lingering hope of a deal to protect undocumented migrants who arrived in the US as children. Then he went to church.
The Chinese response could end up hurting American business owners, ranchers and farmers, many of whom are from regions that voted for Mr Trump in 2016.
Federal prosecutors allege the leader of an elusive US self-help group oversaw a “slave and master” system in his group called Nxivm, where female members were expected to have sex with him and were branded with his symbol.
The US Geological Survey says that it doesn’t track the number of sinkholes, which is odd, but did say, “Clearly the activities of man have played a significant role in both increasing the number of sinkholes and affecting their subsidence rates.”
An undercover investigation reveals how Cambridge Analytica secretly manipulates elections across the world.
Bosses were filmed talking about using bribes, ex-spies, fake IDs and sex workers.
The company allegedly illegally obtained confidential information from Facebook, sent prostitutes to opposition and secretly taped encounters, and tried to bribe opponents.
It’s one thing when thousands of homeless people line up in tents and sleep on cardboard boxes in skid row in downtown Los Angeles. It’s something entirely different when the homeless are shipped off to wealthy communities in ritzy Orange County.
Federal Election Commission reports show that the NRA spent at least $1 million on ads and campaigns supporting Rubio’s presidential bid in 2015 and 2016. Rubio is hopeful the NRA support will help his reelection bid, but he shouldn’t hold his breath.
As users continue to delete their Facebook accounts in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, a number are discovering that the social network holds far more data about them than they expected, including complete logs of incoming and outgoing calls and SMS messages.
Kudlow delivered an amazing series of bum steers as the years rolled by. And now, as if in recognition of his dreadful lifetime achievements, he is to be appointed director of the National Economic Council.
Gun violence in the US is now a leading cause of death, according to the CDC.
Americans are more likely to die from gun violence than the combined risks of drowning, fire and smoke, stabbing, choking on food, airplane crashes, animal attacks, and natural disasters.
“The only way to solve the drug problem is through toughness,” Trump said in remarks he echoed on Monday. However, most experts agree that criminal penalties and “toughness” is not a way to solve drug problems. Recall the Nixon and Reagan administration’s War on Drugs, which were utter failures.
A breakthrough by Australian scientists has brought the introduction of an unlikely hero in the global fight against antibiotic resistance: the humble platypus.
New York sends its sewage to other states to avoid dumping it in the sea – but it has plagued residents of Southern U.S. towns with a terrible stench.
In Alabama, the avalanche of sewage causes concern over the environmental risks faced by residents, particularly the impoverished and people of color.
Crews shut down the pipeline on Thursday morning and activated emergency response procedures after a drop in pressure was detected resulting from the leak. The cause of the leak is being investigated.
At least three women reported sexual assault or rape by male co-workers, including a female intern who alleged rape by a male intern, reported the rape to the police as well as her supervisor and HR, and yet was forced to work alongside her accused rapist.
Heated debates over the safety – or lack thereof – of this popular pesticide have spanned the globe and sparked propaganda warfare with each side claiming the other has misrepresented the scientific record. Cancer victims allege Monsanto has “ghost” written research reviews, unduly influenced regulators and created front groups to falsely claim glyphosate safety. Monsanto, meanwhile, asserts multiple studies by international scientists are flawed and politically motivated, and says industry studies demonstrate the product is safe when used as intended.
About 16% of Harley’s sales are to Europe, and the company has warned that in addition to the effects of metal import tariffs in driving up manufacturing costs, “a punitive, retaliatory tariff on Harley-Davidson motorcycles in any market would have a significant impact on our sales, our dealers, their suppliers and our customers”.
Tillerson cannot simply blame his obviously inept boss for his misery because he clearly castrated himself. In two successive budgets, he presided over the systematic dismantling of the diplomatic machinery he was supposed to be operating.
For many Los Angeles politicians, getting into the hottest show in town was much easier. Instead of making them line up outside the theater, the Pantages came to them, offering each one a coveted pair of tickets to opening night. The theater is owned by the same company that heavily lobbied the city three years ago to keep a lucrative contract after a city commission recommended handing it to rival company Live Nation.
Trapped in the rigid structure of diamonds formed deep in the Earth’s crust, scientists have discovered a form of water ice that was not previously known to occur naturally on our planet.
The Coca-Cola Company announced it’ll be adding a new alcoholic beverage to its portfolio exclusively in the Japanese market. The low-alcohol drink will be a watered-down mixture of the shōchū spirit plus flavoring.
In another example of what happens when Cabinet Level positions are filled with people that want to destroy the very departments they head, Ben Carson has moved to eliminate anti-discrimination protections.
Ronald Reagan knew about tariffs: “I have been around long enough to remember when we did that once before in this century… We lived through a nightmare,” Reagan, who came of age during the Great Depression, said in 1984.
Nepotism and corruption are the handmaidens of the Trump presidency.
The pattern is clear: if a foreign country wants Donald Trump to grace it with his presence and favors, best to ante up with loans to his son-in-law first.
Congress has forgotten the “devastating impact of the financial crisis,” Senator Elizabeth Warren said on Tuesday as Republicans moved closer to relaxing banking regulations implemented after the financial crash of 2008.
Analysis of the Senate bill by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office found it would increase the likelihood of a taxpayer-funded bailout of failed banks.
There is no coherent rationale for Trump’s deregulatory agenda. It is simply not supported by the administration’s own analysis.
Executives with President Donald Trump’s family hotel business on Monday abandoned the management offices of a luxury hotel in Panama that has been the scene of a tense, 12-day standoff over a business dispute with the hotel’s owners.
President Trump has announced a 25% tariff on imported steel, sending shock waves through markets.
The move could spark a trade war with major implications for steelmakers and the economy.
Here’s a look at the numbers behind the global steel industry:
Trump’s golf habit has drawn incredible scrutiny in his first year in office, with watchdog groups raising questions about whether his endorsement of his own properties violates federal law.
Donald Trump has escalated the threat of a trade war with Europe, warning that the US will slap a tax on cars made on the continent if the European Union (EU) retaliates against tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum.
George P Bush is the young, half-Hispanic, grandson of the 41st president, nephew of the 43rd and son of a former Florida governor.
When he was elected Texas land commissioner four years ago, that background gave him a significant advantage as a fledgling Republican candidate seemingly on a fast track to stardom. Now, with conservative politics turned on its head by Trumpism, Bush is facing a tough primary election that threatens to doom his political career – and with it, bring to a close his family’s 70-year political dynasty.
Harvey Weinstein’s film and TV production company is to file for bankruptcy after the sexual harassment scandal that has engulfed the beleaguered firm sank a last-ditch $500m deal to save the business.
In an interview, Daniels described the first time she met Trump—at a July 2006 celebrity golf tournament—he invited her to his hotel room and they had sex.
Civil rights gains of the past half-century have stalled or in some areas gone into reverse, according to a report marking the 50th anniversary of the landmark Kerner Commission.
Record warmth in the Arctic this month could yet prove to be a freak occurrence, but experts warn the warming event is unprecedented
Nearly 100 historians and biographers rated 43 US presidents on 10 qualities of presidential leadership: public persuasion, crisis leadership, economic management, moral authority, international relations, administrative skills, relations with Congress, vision, pursued equal justice for all, and performance within the context of his times.
Trump’s gravest responsibility is to defend the United States from foreign attack—and he’s done nothing to fulfill it.
Trump has a history of shifting his positions in response to events or advice. Before he entered the political fray in earnest, he expressed support for a ban on assault weapons and “a slightly longer waiting period” to purchase a gun.
But during his 2016 presidential campaign, Trump ran as an unabashedly pro-gun candidate, warning the NRA: “The only way to save our second amendment is to vote for a person that you all know named Donald Trump.”
Instead of “draining the swamp,” President Trump put some of the least qualified people into positions of power throughout his government. One shining example of incompetent leadership is Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell expressed his “deep sadness,” but continues to block gun-control proposals that enjoy the support of most Americans.
Amid the anguished cries for action rising up from Florida, a national tone was set by Donald Trump that was largely devoid of a sense of urgency.
It’s at times like these that a normal president would step up to take action to protect its citizens. But we don’t have one of those right now.
How can a business owner tap into the “App World” and find ways to increase productivity, increase profits, or just keep up with the changing landscape of technology?
If you happen to be in the vending business, you can now run virtually your entire operation from an app.
Trump’s vision for the budget adds to the deficit while cutting domestic programs such as food stamps, housing, and Meals on Wheels, which benefit people in need.
Is this the America we want?
FBI director Chris Wray on Tuesday contradicted the White House about when the bureau had completed a background investigation of former Donald Trump aide Rob Porter, who resigned last week following allegations of domestic violence.
The Trump administration is attempting to speed up or even sweep away various environmental reviews in its plan to fix America’s crumbling infrastructure.
Environmentalists have warned that Trump’s agenda will place extra pressure on endangered species and risk exacerbating hazards, such as flooding, by failing to factor climate change.
Philanthropic heirs to OxyContin fortune have a ‘moral duty to help make this right’ says the widow of one of Purdue Pharma’s founders
Livestock raised for food in the US are dosed with five times as much antibiotic medicine as farm animals in other countries, a study revealed.
Higher use of antibiotics, particularly those that are critical for human health – the medicines “of last resort,” which the World Health Organization wants banned from use in animals – is associated with rising resistance to the drugs and the rapid evolution of “superbugs” that can kill or cause serious illness.
Peter Thiel is a billionaire serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and the most prominent supporter of President Trump in Silicon Valley. And some say, the most dangerous conservative in America.
The utopian vision of the Internet has not materialized. In its place we have widespread government surveillance, a concentration of power into the hands of a few large multinational companies, and increasingly politicized “fake news.”
Eighty-four women have accused Weinstein of inappropriate to criminal behavior ranging from requests for massages to intimidating sexual advances to rape. It’s time to turn the page on sexual abuse and start acting civilized.
The United States remains the only country in the developed world that does not mandate employers offer paid leave for new mothers, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
The trade deficit with China hit a record high in 2017, defying President Trump’s repeated promises to shrink a number that he regards as a test of whether other nations are treating the United States fairly.
A Neo-Nazi Holocaust denier is set to become the Republican nominee for a congressional seat in Illinois.
One GOP leader said this is “a national embarrassment for Republicans.”
The Maldives is in a crisis. President, Abdulla Yameen, has declared a state of emergency as heavily armed troops stormed the country’s top court and a former president was arrested in a deepening political crisis.
Hurricane Maria devastated the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico in late September of last year, and residents are still struggling to regain their footing. Many residents still struggle to find clean water. Medical care remains scarce as many hospitals limp toward becoming fully operational.
While work continues slowly on restoring power, the tremendous destruction has resulted in a cascade of further problems, including job losses, foreclosures, a decrease in neighborhood police presence and a resulting increase in violent crimes.
Trump says the property is worth $50 million – until he gets the tax bill – then suddenly says it’s only worth about $15m. Who should we believe? Trump or The Donald?
In some sense, President Trump is just doing what Presidents George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan did before him, aided by Republicans in Congress. Both swore to balance the budget or to bring down the debt. Instead, both signed legislation that increased deficits, primarily through tax cuts and increased military spending.
It was a sad nice night for the truth. But that’s what we have learned to expect from a president who lies virtually every time he speaks.
A new Pentagon study contains findings that run contrary to White House views on global warming.
From voting to healthcare, music to energy production, blockchain may just change the way we run our lives.
The Carnegie Deli in midtown Manhattan, a legendary business in the city and just steps away from the renowned, eponymous concert hall after which it is named, will serve its last pastrami on rye on New Year’s Eve, after more than 80 years.
Not one person at Apple had stopped to think a period tracker might be useful. And that’s because Apple, like most tech companies, is dominated by myopic men.
It is rural America that gave President Trump his election. Hillary Clinton won the nation’s largest metropolitan centers; Trump took more rural areas. These pendulum swings in public lands policy are doing harm to both affected communities and the resource.
Russia is building a Nuclear Doomsday Weapon that can completely wipeout entire regions and poison the area for generations to come.
Top Republicans say they do not remember President Donald Trump making “Shithole Countries” comment. Who is lying?
As the retail landscape undergoes a dramatic transformation, analysis finds 129,000 women lost jobs last year while men actually gained positions.
The door remains open to the European Union if the UK wants to change its mind on Brexit.
Donald Trump’s current approval rating in Gallup’s weekly poll is just 38 percent, with 57 percent saying they disapprove. What is surprising about this isn’t that he has the lowest approval ratings of any president in recent history, but that 38% of Americans still approve of the man that has been called “The worst president ever.”
While most voters said Trump is not level-headed, honest or even fit to serve as president, some still approve of him. And that’s the problem.
ExxonMobil, the world’s biggest oil company, knew as early as 1981 of climate change – seven years before it became a public issue, according to a newly released email from one of the firm’s own scientists. Despite this the firm spent millions over the next 27 years to promote climate denial.
The uniforms led to thousands of complaints from flight attendants and crew members who said they caused hives, wheezing, vertigo and headaches.
Of all the powers held by the president, the least checked or balanced is his authority over the world’s mightiest arsenal. He exercises this awesome, civilization-ending power alone.
To all the people living in coal country that voted for Donald Trump on the promise that he would revive the industry: It ain’t gonna happen.
The nuclear reactors in San Onofre were permanently shut down in 2013 following a catastrophic malfunction. What to do with its 3.6 million pounds of highly radioactive waste remains an epic problem, and the proposed solution is to bury the waste on the beach in cheap, thin containers. This is a disaster waiting to happen.
Donald Trump denied that he used the phrase “shithole countries” to describe Central American and African nations during talks with US lawmakers, but one of the senators present contradicted Trump and called the remarks he had heard “hate-filled, vile and racist.”