The Trump administration’s reluctance to confront climate change threatens to create a massive burden on taxpayers, as a lack of planning by federal agencies leaves the government ill-equipped to deal with the fallout from rising temperatures, according to independent congressional investigators.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke walked into a big gathering of the National Petroleum Council on Monday already facing at least two government probes for his management of the department’s workforce of 70,000 — but that didn’t stop him from bashing his employees.
That teacher, Pastor Ralph Drollinger, is well known to some members in the California congressional delegation. He is the evangelical spiritual leader who once counseled a group of Sacramento lawmakers that female politicians with young children have no business serving in the Legislature. In fact, he called them sinners
After a scare for Republicans in Kansas last week, when a congressional race got uncomfortably close in a district Trump had dominated in the presidential election, the Georgia fight teeters on becoming a full-blown crisis for a party that should be relishing its recent success and consolidating power. A Democratic win here, unthinkable weeks ago, is now a very real possibility.
Donald Trump’s flair for connecting with veterans won him an overwhelming share of their votes, but the durability of the alliance is already being tested as Trump’s search for a Veterans Affairs secretary veers in a direction that has alarmed some of America’s most influential retired soldiers.
When Al Gore emerged from his surprise meeting at Trump Tower, he suggested that the president-elect maybe was keeping an open mind on climate change. Within 48 hours, Trump named Scott Pruitt, a prominent climate-change skeptic, to run the EPA. Did Al Gore get played?
Donald Trump named a former Koch Industries lobbyist, Thomas Pyle, to the Energy Department to take charge of its transition. Pyle is president of the Institute for Energy Research, an obscure fringe group that coordinated a national assault on renewable power.
“This is not normal” said the First Lady in New Hampshire. “This is not politics as usual. This is disgraceful. This is intolerable.”
“If Donald Trump is elected, on the basis of what he has said already and unless that changes, I think it’s without any doubt that he would be dangerous from an international point of view,” said Zeid Raad Hussein.
The alt-right has long cheered Trump, but his ties to the movement intensified with his latest campaign shake-up. Stephen K. Bannon, who led the right-wing website Breitbart News, is now running Trump’s campaign.
Clinton isn’t tapping the brakes. She is instead on an extended tour through the nation’s elite enclaves — from Laguna Beach, Calif., to the Hamptons, Martha’s Vineyard to Magic Johnson’s house in Los Angeles — in an unrestrained fundraising blitz that makes even some supporters chafe.
Clinton described Trump’s economic agenda as “just a more extreme version of the failed theory of trickle-down economics, with his own addition of outlandish Trumpian ideas that even Republicans reject.”
“I set aside the nuclear codes,” he said in an interview broadcast on NBC’s Today Show on Wednesday. “What I think is scary is a president who doesn’t know their stuff and doesn’t seem to have an interest in learning what they don’t know.”
The endorsement was not easily won. Jerry Brown’s relationship with the Clintons has been strained since his bitter primary race against Bill Clinton in 1992, when Brown called Bill Clinton “the prince of sleaze.”
The firewall that Hillary Clinton spent months painstakingly constructing to ensure quick, early and decisive victory in the Democratic nominating contest isn’t holding, leaving the candidate once considered the prohibitive favorite scrambling to regain her momentum.
As Hillary Clinton and her surrogates scour the country for mega-donors, the one left-leaning billionaire they are not approaching is the one who knows the first couple more intimately than any of the others.
Befriending Bill and Hillary Clinton — and giving them access to his private 757 jet — gave Ron Burkle more insight into world affairs than any graduate program might have.
When Congress in effect lifted the federal ban on medical marijuana just over a year ago, Californians drove the change.
The fortunes of the wonder fuel that promised to help clean the environment, secure America and save small family farms have steadily dwindled. Now fuel, corn-based ethanol, finds itself threatened with a defection that was once unthinkable: Iowa voters.
The state that spawned a generation of activists committed to shutting down nuclear reactors and crippling the industry has lately become a hotbed of advocacy and financial support for fighting global warming with, of all things, nuclear power.
“By the time I end my first term,” Sanders has said, “this country will not have more people in jail than any other country.” But nothing in his plan suggests that he grasps the immensity of the task.
As world leaders convene in Paris this week to confront the long-term threat of global warming, the fact that their talks are taking place in a city still recovering from a deadly terrorist attack has amped up a long-running debate about how much climate change contributes to extremist violence.
Hillary Clinton will announce Monday what aides call a far-reaching plan to restructure the economy to move more of the nation’s wealth to middle- and low-wage earners.