Gavin Newsom

9 Magazines | 7,175 Articles | 35,180 Followers | 10 Likes | @GavinNewsom | Former SF mayor & 49th Lt. Gov. of California. Dedicated to equal rights & the economic recovery of California. Author of Citizenville, available now: amzn.to/TLXFUF

Is Green Really The New Black For Big Oil Companies?

There is news of green investments being announced by the oil companies, and this will cover wind farms, carbon capture, and electric battery storage …

World Heritage Sites, including Statue of Liberty, threatened by climate change, UNESCO says, but Great Barrier reef mysteriously missing

Print<p>The catastrophes seem like the stuff Roland Emmerich’s dreams are made of: In the United States, Yellowstone National Park morphs from thick …

What happens if we burn all the fossil fuels?

Our future: more of the blue stuff, less of the white. (credit: NASA)It has been decades since we recognized the threat of climate change, yet very …

Guns Strike Emotional Chords For People On Both Sides Of The Political Debate

Queen Brown has told the story for years now, and it shows.<p>But it doesn't sound rehearsed. It sounds lived in, thought over, played on repeat over and over again. The story of her son, Eviton Elijah Brown, killed nine years ago, shot by a man Eviton didn't even know.<p>Eviton had been a student at …

Hillary Clinton

DREAMers face nightmare of Trump’s deportation force

Undocumented immigrants eager to seek relief under Obama’s executive actions could expose themselves to Trump’s mass deportation plan.<p>The Supreme Court’s deliberations over President Barack Obama’s immigration order are putting that potential deportation relief on a collision course with Donald …

Deportation

Donald Trump: I'll cancel Paris climate agreement and stop all payments to UN fund to mitigate effects of climate change worldwide

Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump unveiled an "America first" energy plan he said would unleash unfettered production of oil, coal, natural gas and other energy sources to push the United States toward energy independence.<p>Mr Trump promised on Thursday to cancel the Paris …

Energy

Chevron CEO to climate activists: What would you live without?

Pressed by activist investors to do more about climate change, Chevron Corp. CEO John Watson on Wednesday rejected calls to put a price on the greenhouse gases that come from burning his company’s products and insisted the world would need oil for decades to come.<p>Speaking at the annual shareholders …

Climate Change

Marijuana-friendly athletic gym to open in San Francisco this fall

Beginning this fall, cannabis users will be able to enjoy both getting high and bench pressing weights <i>at the same time.</i><p>Jim McAlpine, a cannabis industry entrepreneur who you may recognize as a co-founder of the 420 Games in San Francisco, has just unveiled his newest venture: a pot-friendly gym.<p>"I …

Marijuana

Praying for the NRA is 'God's work': gun control advocates offer justice parable

As tens of thousands of National Rifle Association members continued their annual meeting in Louisville this weekend, a group of gun control advocates gathered at a local university to pray for them, asking God to “open their minds and their hearts”.<p>“We gather this morning, your children, to pray …

Religion

Clinton calls Trump's gun policies "dangerous"

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Donald Trump's gun policies are "not just way out there" but "dangerous" and would make America less safe, Hillary Clinton said Saturday.<p>"This is someone running to be president of the United States of America — a country facing a gun violence epidemic — and he's …

Hillary Clinton

Trump: Clinton like a dictator on guns

In a speech at the National Rifle Association Leadership Forum, Trump also vows to get rid of gun-free zones.<p>Donald Trump on Friday called Hillary Clinton “the most anti-gun, anti-Second Amendment” presidential candidate to ever run for office and likened her posture on the issue to that of a …

Hillary Clinton

Trump, Clinton speeches to highlight US divisions on guns

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are courting voters on opposite sides of the gun debate in events that highlight the nation's deep divide on the topic.<p>On Friday, Trump promised gun-rights enthusiasts at the NRA convention in Louisville, Kentucky, that he would never let them down. He called …

Hillary Clinton

NRA Endorses Donald Trump

"If your preferred candidate dropped out of the race, it's time to get over it," said group's executive director<p>The National Rifle Association endorsed Donald Trump for president at the organization's convention in Louisville, Kentucky, Friday.<p>"Now is the time to unite," Chris Cox, executive …

Donald Trump

At NRA, Trump slams Clinton for 'heartless' gun restrictions

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Donald Trump on Friday slammed Hillary Clinton as "heartless" for backing restrictions on gun ownership that he said would leave Americans in high-crime areas unable to protect themselves. He also challenged Clinton to follow his lead and release a list of potential Supreme …

Guns

The NRA Rallies to Trump

The gun-rights group endorses the presumptive Republican nominee, despite questions about his record on the Second Amendment.<p>As if there were any question as to which presidential candidate it would back, the National Rifle Association announced Friday afternoon at the group’s annual convention …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump Clarifies Position On Gun Control At National Rifle Association

Donald Trump addressed the National Rifle Association convention Friday. His past positions on guns have been far more liberal than the NRA.

Donald Trump

Trump Accepts NRA Endorsement Despite Past Views on Guns

Vows to undo Obama's executive order on background checks<p>In December 2012, Donald Trump praised President Barack Obama's comments about the shooting …

Donald Trump

Krauthammer: Clinton's gun control argument 'rather tepid' - Trump's stance 'is strong.'

Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer told viewers Friday on “Special Report with Bret Baier” that following the National Rifle Association’s endorsement of Donald Trump, the issue of gun control in the general election will likely be a winning one for the New York businessman– and a net loss …

Charles Krauthammer

Trump rallies gun owners with fiery anti-Clinton speech

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump assured gun owners on Friday he would protect their constitutional right to bear arms and eliminate gun-free zones if elected, accusing Democrat Hillary Clinton of wanting to weaken gun rights.<p>Trump, who will almost …

Elections

Really, 30 Republicans Switched Sides on LGBT

Last year they supported a similar amendment but voted no Thursday<p>Democrats are calling out the seven Republicans who switched their votes Thursday …

California Primaries

The Marijuana Industry’s War on the Poor

Denver’s booming pot industry may be trendy, but it’s giving poorer neighborhoods a headache.<p>Take a stroll past the gray stucco-clad building in northeast Denver and it’s not hard to figure out what’s going on behind the bright green doors. On a recent afternoon, outside Green Fields Cannabis Co., …

Denver

NRA members skeptical of whether Trump's gun rhetoric matches his record

Donald Trump has pledged to end all gun-free zones on his first day in office. He has argued that recent terrorist attacks and mass shootings would have played out differently if more of the victims had been armed.<p>The candidate has said that he has a permit to carry a concealed weapon in New York, …

Donald Trump

Trump, NRA To Discuss Gun Issues With Lawmakers In Private Meeting

The National Rifle Association is hosting some lawmakers and Trump for a “small round table discussion” next week, according to an invitation obtained by BuzzFeed News.<p>WASHINGTON — The National Rifle Association has invited some members of Congress to discuss Second Amendment issues with Donald …

Guns

Trump lashes out at Clinton over gun control

As Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton ready for dueling speeches about guns in America, the Republican candidate preemptively attacked Clinton for not protecting the Second Amendment.<p>“Crooked Hillary Clinton- discussing the #SecondAmendment at a private event. #2A cc: @NRA,” Trump tweeted Friday, …

Hillary Clinton

The last gun shop in San Francisco is turning into a weed dispensary

High Bridge Arms first opened in the Bernal Heights neighborhood of San Francisco in the 1950s. The gun shop had good business, but store owner Andy Takahashi got fed up with increased regulation from the city. The store closed on Oct. 31 last year, after selling its final handgun. It was San …

San Francisco Bay Area

NRA convenes annual meeting amid increased election debate over guns

Guns in college classrooms. Guns in churches. Guns in bars.<p>“My first day, there’s no more gun-free zones,” the presumptive Republican presidential nominee has promised.<p>America’s gun rights activists have been so successful, they’re running out of territory to fight over. Pushing for more …

Elections

Our mental health system must be fixed - even if it doesn't stop mass shootings

There are very few issues that garner bipartisan support in an increasingly divided Congress. But mental health is one of them – bills that propose overhauling the US mental health system are slowly moving through both the House and the Senate.<p>And they’ve largely gained traction thanks to the rash …

Mental Health

Poll: Transgender bathroom laws split Americans

Americans are divided over whether transgender people should be allowed to use the public bathrooms of the gender with which they identify or the gender they were born as, according to the results of a CBS News/New York Times poll released Thursday.<p>Nearly half—46 percent—said transgender people …

Bathrooms

D.C. Concealed Carry Policy "Unconstitutional Burden"

Judge blocks district from requiring "good reason" to obtain license<p>A federal judge has stopped Washington D.C. from enforcing a requirement that …

Concealed Carry

How the NRA Keeps Killer Guns on the Market

Many were outraged when Zimmerman auctioned the gun that killed Trayvon Martin. But these macabre sales happen all the time.<p>The Kel-Tec PF-9 pistol, which retails for about $300, is one of the cheapest American-made guns available on the civilian market. In used condition, these are junk guns, …

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