On Twitter, students used the hashtags #NationalSchoolWalkout, #April20 and #April20Walkout to plan mass boycotts on the anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting on April 20, 1999, as well as a separate walkout on March 14. Thousands have signed a petition from the Twitter account “National School Walkout.”
U.S. Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, pushed for emergency hearings to look into the vulnerabilities of the U.S. election infrastructure, calling the threat of Russia’s meddling into voter polls “very real.”
In what they describe as a “game-changing discovery,” scientists have measured the pool of mercury that lies underneath the permafrost layer in Alaska and found it contains nearly twice the concentration of the dangerous substance as all the other mercury in the ocean, the atmosphere and the rest of the world’s soil combined.
The SEC issued a subpoena to the company, Kushner Companies, requesting information regarding its use of the EB-5 program, in May of 2017. The investment-for-visa program offers immigrants green cards in exchange for an investment of at least $500,000 to a select group of U.S. businesses.
The persnickety cacao plant contains seeds that are the vital ingredient in chocolate. But the plant only grows in narrow bands of land in the rainforest, where the weather stays relatively wet and humid the whole year. Climate change is projected to alter this habitat so drastically in the next 40 years that cacao won’t grow there, according to a report by Business Insider.
Despite Trump’s continual bashing of what he refers to as “fake news” outlets—including CNN, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and NBC News, among others—in 2017, it comes as no surprise that he sent his well wishes to his haters. He’s tweeted to the “haters and losers” hundreds of times, and the holidays are no exception.
A former chief White House ethics lawyer has slammed FBI Director Christopher Wray for allowing President Donald Trump and other Republicans to attack the bureau’s credibility. Richard Painter, who served in President George W. Bush’s second term, called for Wray to tell Trump and other members of Congress to cut out their attacks on the FBI or resign.
Without mentioning him by name, former acting Attorney General Sally Yates skewered President Donald Trump and his administration for threatening the integrity of the Founding Fathers’ principles. “We are not living in ordinary times, and it is not enough for us to admire our nation’s core values from afar,” wrote Yates in an op-ed published by USA Today on Tuesday.
Republicans have spent years complaining about how Congress spent less than a year reviewing Obamacare before voting to overhaul one-sixth of the American economy. But that’s a lifetime compared to how long the GOP waited over the weekend before passing a tax bill that could overhaul the entire economy: About eight hours.
Under pressure from Democratic senators — “There are so many deserving schools in Oregon and Pennsylvania and elsewhere who don’t get this special treatment,” Oregon’s Ron Wyden observed — Toomey claimed Hillsdale’s not having to pay a tax on its endowment…
Baldwin took the stage to call for action and unity within the Democratic party. He said that former President Bill Clinton had told him to remind the audience that Democrats should focus on building a stronger message and encouraging voters to support the party…
Tom Steyer, a Democratic donor and ex-hedge fund manager, told Axios on Tuesday that 1,119,720 people have added their names to his website, needtoimpeach.com. Judging from Trump’s tweets, the commander-in-chief is taking notice of the growing opposition.
“There could well be a primary,” the junior senator from Kentucky said on MSNBC, after being asked if a 2020 primary would be good for the Republican Party. Paul had prefaced his remark by saying Republicans “need to know [if] President Trump [is] running for re-election. I think you won’t know that until you get into sort of second, third year of his presidency.”
The Gallup poll behind this finding selected 500 people at random and asked them daily if they were insured. During the third quarter of 2017, July 1 to September 30, the adult uninsured rate was 12.3 percent. That was 0.6 percent higher than the rate from the second quarter of 2017, and 1.4 percent higher than the rate at the end of 2016.
Putin, who U.S. officials have accused of swaying the 2016 U.S. presidential race in Trump’s favor, broke a streak of hostile diplomatic exchanges between the two leading powers during a speech Thursday in order to defend his former political ally from what he considers unfair criticism at home.
The racist group distributed propaganda fliers at a Friday night football game at Gray’s Creek High School in North Carolina. The fliers showcased racist comments about Jews, Mexicans and Muslims written atop the Confederate flag, also attacking Black Lives Matter, recent NFL take-a-knee protests, and black culture.
“By the end of the conference, every piece of equipment in the Voting Village was effectively breached in some manner. Participants with little prior knowledge and only limited tools and resources were quite capable of undermining the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of these systems.”
However, a new body of research reveals another major barrier, previously missing from most studies: People living with disabilities also face extra costs of living.
A resolution condemning white supremacy and the growing white nationalist alt-right movement was initially rejected at the annual Southern Baptist Convention this week, raising outrage from black members of the faith. The controversy illustrates the continued clash among evangelicals over President Donald Trump and the more radical, white nationalistic branch of his supporters.
But that isn’t to say the nation’s top-cop necessarily has job security: Tensions between he and Trump have reached new peaks amid a federal investigation into Russia’s meddling in last year’s election, which Sessions recused himself from after it was discovered he had several undisclosed meetings with Russian envoys…
Kennedy is widely regarded as one of the country’s best presidents… Although historians may feel differently, the public consistently ranks him at or near the top among American leaders.
The bomb was detonated in the foyer of the Manchester Arena at the end of a concert by U.S. singer Ariana Grande. Greater Manchester Police said the attack was perpetrated by a lone male who died at the scene after detonating an improvised explosive device.
The Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee demanded Tuesday that the FBI turn over all documents it has relating to communications between President Donald Trump and former FBI Director James Comey.
The White House Counsel for former U.S. President Richard Nixon has described the memo written by fired FBI director James Comey as a “smoking gun” and drew parallels between the affair and the Watergate scandal that in 1974 brought down his former boss.
Democratic Texas Congressman Al Green announced on Twitter he will call for the impeachment of Donald Trump Wednesday on the floor of the U.S. Congress, officiating his claims the president engaged in an obstruction of justice and fired FBI Director James Comey to curb investigations…