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Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer sheds new light on the extent of Russia's election interference

Last week's revelations that President Donald Trump's son, Donald Trump Jr., met with a Russian lawyer with strong ties to the Kremlin during the campaign to obtain damaging information about Hillary Clinton shed new light on the extent of Russia's interference in the 2016 election.<p>The first sign …

Donald Trump

Pence to make campaign push amid GOP concerns over Trump

Increased political activity also stokes speculation that the vice president is positioning himself for post-Trump era.<p>Vice President Mike Pence is embarking on a cross-country summer campaign tour amid rising fears that the GOP, reeling from a barrage of Trump-fueled controversies, is headed for a …

Democrats Just Flipped Seats In 2 Districts That Voted For Donald Trump

GOP candidates lose special elections in New York and New Hampshire.<p>Two districts that voted for Donald Trump in last year’s presidential election selected Democrats for state legislature seats in New York and New Hampshire on Tuesday night.<p>In a Long Island, New York district that Trump won by 23 …

Why Macron Won: Luck, Skill and France’s Dark History

PARIS — The French presidential runoff transcended national politics. It was globalization against nationalism. It was the future versus the past. Open versus closed.<p>But in his resounding victory on Sunday night, Emmanuel Macron, the centrist who has never held elected office, won because he was …

Michael Flynn Offers to Testify Before Congress in Exchange for Immunity

WASHINGTON — Michael T. Flynn, the former national security adviser, has offered to be interviewed by House and Senate investigators who are examining the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia in exchange for immunity from prosecution, according to his lawyer and a congressional official.<p>But the …

Donald Trump

Sean Spicer once said that banning media outlets is something only dictatorships do

“That is what makes a democracy a democracy versus a dictatorship.”<p>White House press secretary Sean Spicer once said that banning media outlets is a hallmark of a dictatorship. On Friday, he leveled an outlet ban of sorts — for a single press briefing.<p>Friday afternoon, following Trump’s rambling …

Trump administration withdraws federal protections for transgender students

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Trump administration on Wednesday night withdrew Obama-era protections for transgender students in public schools that let them use bathrooms and facilities corresponding with their gender identity.<p>The announcement is a significant victory for opponents of the Obama …

Title IX

Trump slams intel officials, media over Flynn and Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday blamed the media and "illegally leaked" intelligence information for bringing down his national …

Donald Trump

Solar Now Provides Twice As Many Jobs As The Coal Industry

While 40 coal plants were retired in the U.S. in 2016, and no new coal plants were built, the solar industry broke records for new installations, …

Renewable Energy

How to stop an autocracy

The danger isn’t that Trump will build an autocracy. It’s that congressional Republicans will let him.<p>There is nothing about the Trump administration that should threaten America’s system of government. The Founding Fathers were realistic about the presence and popularity of demagogues. The …

5 key cases to understanding Neil Gorsuch

President Donald Trump on Tuesday selected Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court, nominating the federal appeals court judge to replace the late Antonin Scalia.<p>Gorsuch, 49, comes with an Ivy League pedigree — he attended Columbia and Harvard, as well as Oxford — and a …

Justice Department inspector general to investigate pre-election actions by department and FBI

By Matt Zapotosky<p>, Reporter<p>Sari Horwitz<p>, Reporter<p>The Justice Department inspector general will review broad allegations of misconduct involving FBI Director James B. Comey and how he handled the probe of Hillary Clinton’s email practices, the inspector general announced Thursday.<p>The investigation …

Donald Trump

Trump Again Rejects U.S. Spies' Conclusion That Russia Hacked Election

President-elect Donald Trump is doubling down on his repudiation of the intelligence agencies he will soon lead, telling Time magazine he still believes the unified U.S. government assessment that Russia sought to interfere in the presidential election was not only wrong, but politicized.<p>"I don’t …

Through climate change denial, we're ceding global leadership to China

Remember when China was the climate-action outcast, the obstacle standing in the way of progress in the global fight against a warming planet? What a difference a few years — and an election — can make.<p>Over the past few weeks, world leaders, delegates to the climate change conference in Marrakech …

Climate

Paul Ryan's Plan to Change Medicare Looks A Lot Like Obamacare

President-elect Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan agree that repealing the Affordable Care Act and replacing it with some other health insurance system is a top priority.<p>But they disagree on whether overhauling Medicare should be part of that plan. Medicare is the government-run health …

How to pay for Donald Trump’s trillion-dollar agenda? Congressional Republicans aren’t saying.

By Mike DeBonis<p>, Reporter<p>Kelsey Snell<p>, Reporter<p>President-elect Donald Trump intends to launch a broad legislative agenda that includes cutting taxes, rolling back the Affordable Care Act, growing the military and rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure.<p>The question is how congressional Republicans, …

Trump attacks Clinton over email; she condemns his treatment of women

By John Wagner<p>, Reporter<p>Jenna Johnson<p>, Reporter<p>Jose A. DelReal<p>, Reporter<p>DADE CITY, Fla. — Hillary Clinton and her allies on Tuesday intensified their attacks on Donald Trump’s character and temperament, as they sought to shift scrutiny away from news that the FBI had revived an investigation into …

Government

Could We Turn Other Planets and Moons Into a Second Earth?

This planet of ours, it ain’t gonna last forever. And though who the heck knows what’s going to happen to the world that far off into the future (or …

With Empty Rooms and Bookings Plummeting, Trump Hotels Are Taking a Beating

Donald Trump may already be calling for a recount of votes in what he claims will be a rigged election — but he may also want to recount the empty rooms at his hotels.<p>The Republican presidential nominee's actions out on the campaign trail don’t seem to be doing much for occupancy rates at his chain …

NASA Releases Patents for Moon Dust Fuel, Bio-Gaming, and Laser Engines

We welcome any opportunity to use the phrases “acid-doped” or “vortex control.”<p>If you're looking for some inspiration for your newfangled spaceship concept—and aren't we all?—NASA has good news for you. The agency recently released 56 of its patents into the public domain as a part of its …

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Pope to church: Be more accepting of divorced Catholics, gays and lesbians

<b>(CNN) —</b> Pope Francis put his shoulder to the doors of the Catholic Church and shoved them open a little wider Friday, calling for the church to be more tolerant in practice while not changing any official doctrines.<p>He urged priests around the world to be more accepting of gays and lesbians, …

NASA rover snaps photo of a dust devil swirling on Mars

More than 4,000 Martian days after NASA's Mars rover Opportunity began exploring the surface of the red planet, the little robot caught sight some …

Hillary’s atrocious race record: Her stances over decades have been painful and wrong

<b>Hillary Clinton (AP/Patrick Semansky)</b><p>“The idea that she is or ever has been a stalwart advocate for black empowerment is absolutely ludicrous”<p>Musa al-Gharbi<p>April 3, 2016 9:59am (UTC)<p>As an African-American, I have struggled to understand why so many of my black brothers and sisters seem to prefer …

Tax Happy Vermont Becoming A State Where Only The Rich Can Afford To Live

High taxes, heavy regulations and other policies that depress economic growth have made Bernie Sanders’ home state of Vermont a difficult place to create jobs, earn a living and raise a family. Underscoring this is the fact that Vermont saw a net outmigration of more than 5,000 residents over the …

5 takeaways from the Republican debate

<b>Miami (CNN) —</b> This was Donald Trump's moment of Zen.<p>A chastened Florida Sen. Marco Rubio got back to basics. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz focused on his pitch to become the sole Trump alternative. And Ohio Gov. John Kasich kept up his routine of staying above the fray.<p>All of which allowed Trump to drop his …

Flowing Water On Mars

Mars is drier than the most arid deserts on Earth, yet scientists now know it harbors liquid water just beneath its surface. Images from the HiRISE …

Space Travel

It keeps getting harder to argue the US economy is entering recession

US economic data releases were sparse this week, but the few indicators we did get confirmed the US economy is not on the brink of recession.<p>Consumer spending is the driving force of economic growth, as consumption makes up two-thirds of gross domestic product (GDP).<p>And the first big reading on …