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Hillary Clinton, not on ballot, is star of GOP midterm attacks

<b>By STEVE PEOPLES |</b> The Associated Press<p>NEW YORK (AP) — Almost 18 months have passed since Hillary Clinton lost the presidency. She holds no position …

CIA agents in 'about 30 countries' being tracked by technology, top official says

<b>(CNN) —</b> CIA officers working overseas used to expect to be followed after hours by adversarial spies hoping to find their sources.<p>But now, foreign spies often don't need to bother because technology can do it for them, said Dawn Meyerriecks, deputy director of the CIA's science and technology …

Where are the conservatives we need?

Political opponents cannot be expected to lavish boundless affection on those they battle day after day.<p>But in a well-ordered democratic system, those who fight on behalf of competing parties, interests and ideas can usually find some room for mutual esteem and even occasionally try to profit …

Political Science

Will Congress Write Trump a Blank Check for War?

On Monday, April 23, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is set to review a bill that would virtually give President Donald J. Trump a blank check …

When We VOTE, We WIN! Here Are TONS of Links to Register Voters, Donate, and Volunteer! #BlueWave

A. I will post it 1-2 times daily.<p>B. People who add links in the comments will see those links added to the diary, which will then be reposted every …

Pruitt’s conflicts of interest trace back to before the EPA, says investigation

<b>HARI SREENIVASAN:</b><p>On this Earth Day the Environmental Protection Agency is also in the news not for the successes and failures of its core mission but …

White House, Madhouse

<b>To the Editor:</b><p>Now that President Trump feels more confident in his job and has unencumbered himself from advisers who actually knew what they were doing, we are beginning to see what a madhouse the White House has become.<p>While issuing bellicose tariff threats, ordering the National Guard to guard …

One in eight bird species is threatened with extinction, global study finds

One in eight bird species is threatened with global extinction, and once widespread creatures such as the puffin, snowy owl and turtle dove are plummeting towards oblivion, according to the definitive study of global bird populations.<p>The State of the World’s Birds, a five-year compendium of …

Biodiversity

Conservation group suggests year-round environmental action

Nature Conservancy Canada says people shouldn’t just focus on eco-friendly options on Earth Day, but every day of the year.<p>With millions around the …

Trump Celebrates Earth Day By Praising Rollback Of Environmental Protections

The president's dubious logic on conservation is being called out on Twitter.<p>President Donald Trump commemorated Earth Day on Sunday by applauding his administration’s efforts to roll back key environmental protections.<p>Trump stressed the importance of preserving the “life-sustaining gifts” of “our …

She Tried To Report On Climate Change. Sinclair Told Her To Be More "Balanced."

For three years, Suri Crowe worked for a TV station owned by Sinclair. She clashed with management — including over stories about climate change and guns.<p>Sinclair Broadcast Group executives reprimanded and ultimately ousted a local news reporter who refused to seed doubt about man-made climate …

Journalism

James Comey and the difficulty of maintaining credibility with conspiracy theorists

Steve Inskeep, to his credit, did a great job on following up in response to Comey’s answer about his concern. First, he asked about what Comey would …

GOP-Led Budget Committees Have Just One Job... And Are Refusing To Do It

It’s fairly typical for the House and Senate to miss the April 15 deadline set in federal law for Congress to adopt the budget for the coming year.<p>But what’s not typical is what’s happening now: The GOP-controlled House and Senate Budget Committees are flatly refusing to comply with the law (and …

U.S. Congress

The GOP Has One Big Idea For Health Care Reform: Crappier Insurance

Republicans are busy bringing back junk plans, pre-existing condition exclusions and higher costs for the sick.<p>The American health care system is an expensive, sprawling mess. The Republican Party’s brightest idea for how to fix it? Make health insurance worse.<p>Here’s what the GOP has in mind: …

Freshening by glacial meltwater enhances melting of ice shelves and reduces formation of Antarctic Bottom Water

Abstract<p>Strong heat loss and brine release during sea ice formation in coastal polynyas act to cool and salinify waters on the Antarctic continental …

These Books Show Why Earth Day Matters

Climate change, according to the U.N. secretary general, is now the biggest threat to humankind.So, where do we—as readers, as Americans, as citizens …

Earth Day: Time for Congress to act to save the planet

From childhood, we learned to respect nature and the environment. We are lucky to enjoy clean air, water, beaches and communities. Most people, no …

Meet the prosecutor experts say could be Robert Mueller’s Supreme Court closer

Special counsel Robert Mueller built a team of more than a dozen prosecutors to investigate Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 election, but …

'A dopey guy with a TV show': MSNBC panel busts Fox for why they keep Hannity on the air

During an MSNBC panel discussion on Fox News personality Sean Hannity’s disturbingly close relationship with President Donald Trump, the guests on <i>AM</i> …

An invisible boundary that divides the US in half has started to shift — and it may be an ominous sign for the future

One of the fundamental climate constants that has helped define and divide the United States for centuries is shifting in response to global warming, according to new research.<p>The 100th meridian west— the invisible line of longitude that roughly bisects the continental US in half — was historically …

Syria and the beginning of a new Cold War

Russia and the West are transferring their increasingly hostile confrontation to Syria.<p>Recent US-led coalition strikes in response to an alleged chemical attack in Douma, a suburb of Damascus, had Western analysts hoping for a tectonic change in Washington's policy on Syria. Russia, on the other …

Why It's Time to Become Your Company's Chief Laziness Officer

Most of the work you do is not important and in fact slows you down.<p>My first real job was working for a large computer manufacturer in their production control department.<p>After two months there, the department head called me into his office and told me I was the laziest person he'd ever met. And he …

Church of The Donald

Never mind Fox. Trump’s most reliable media mouthpiece is now Christian TV.<p><b>HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. — The Music City</b> campus of the Trinity Broadcasting Network is about a half-hour drive from Music City itself, in a placid Nashville suburb on a bend in the Cumberland River where the main road through …

Donald Trump

Hackers want your data. Meet the ones who are trying to protect it.

The last two years have seen the Equifax breach, the WannaCry cyberattack, a nefarious DDoS attack that destroyed the internet for a full day, and a …

On Earth Day, here are the best tools for keeping tabs on our home planet

We have more information about the health of planet Earth than ever before, and lots of exciting new initiatives that will put data tools at your …

Two people who helped Scott Pruitt buy an Oklahoma City house now hold top jobs at the EPA

The EPA administrator has a history of getting good home deals from lobbyists.<p>Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt has …

Congressman Phil Roe Doubles Down On Misleading Voters About Tax Bill

A typical family of four in the First DIstrict of Tennessee earning an income of around $58,367 will receive a tax cut of around $1620 under the new …

Climate change could alter ocean food chains, leading to far fewer fish in the sea

<b>In this 2016 photo provided by NOAA, a bluefin trevally swims on a reef off Hawaii's island of Kahoolawe. U.S. officials say the first-ever assessment of Hawaii's reef fish shows that 11 of 27 species are experiencing some level of overfishing. Researchers with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric</b> …

EPA Pulls Public Documents Regarding Its Proposed Transparency Policy

Internal emails that revealed the Environmental Protection Agency has been pursuing a plan to restrict the type of scientific research the agency …

Watch how quickly humans are changing the planet in these animations of NASA satellite images

From rising sea levels to an increase in wildfires.<p>A new website, EarthTime, aims to shows how humans have dramatically changed the planet — such as how glaciers are melting and where refugees are migrating — through time-lapse satellite photos.<p>The site’s interactive maps use images taken by NASA …