Jeffrey Epstein case: Federal prosecutors broke law, judge says. Federal prosecutors, under former Miami U.S.
Attorney Alex Acosta, broke the law when they concealed a plea agreement from more than 30 underage victims who had been sexually abused by wealthy New York hedge fund manager Jeffrey Epstein, a federal judge ruled Thursday. While the decision marks a victory for crime victims, the federal judge, Kenneth A. Big Pharma Family That Created Opioid Crisis Led Effort to Mislead Public. Meet Dr Miriam Adelson: the record-breaking Republican donor driving Trump's Israel policy.
When Dr Miriam Adelson was awarded the US Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s top civilian honor, by Donald Trump in November, the public response ranged from disdainful to “who?”
Her husband, the casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson, is widely known for his record donations to Republican causes, as well as passionate support for conservative Israeli interests. Many news articles about the award described Miriam solely as his wife. Dem pollster blames Gingrich for current partisan strife. Former fossil fuels lobbyist to head interior department as Zinke exits. Ryan Zinke’s exit as interior secretary elevates a former lobbyist to the job, meaning the top two US environmental agencies will now be run by people previously paid by industry.
The deputy secretary, David Bernhardt, will take over at least temporarily when Zinke steps down at the end of the year. He also could be in the running to head the department permanently. The 15 Most Vile Republicans Who Might Actually Lose Tonight. Hope is a dangerous thing.
It’s election day in America, and there are many earnest, well-meaning people out there dreaming of a blue wave. The polls say Democrats should take back the House, should swing a bunch of governor’s races around the country, and should have a non-zero shot at the Senate. NPR Choice page. Megyn Kelly’s Greatest Misses: A Complete Timeline Of Her Tumultuous 21 Month Reign at NBC. Kimberly Guilfoyle was once half of a liberal power couple. Now she’s basically a Trump. Kimberly Guilfoyle was first lady of San Francisco.
Now she is dating Donald Trump Jr. and vice chair of a pro-Trump super PAC. (Washington Post Staff Illustration; Getty Images) In the summer of 2004, the new mayor and first lady of San Francisco were photographed for an eight-page spread in Harper’s Bazaar. Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change. He Was Dow’s ‘Dioxin Lawyer.’ Now He’s Trump’s Choice to Run the Superfund Program. White House, EPA headed off chemical pollution study. Scott Pruitt’s EPA and the White House sought to block publication of a federal health study on a nationwide water-contamination crisis, after one Trump administration aide warned it would cause a "public relations nightmare," newly disclosed emails reveal.
The intervention early this year — not previously disclosed — came as HHS' Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry was preparing to publish its assessment of a class of toxic chemicals that has contaminated water supplies near military bases, chemical plants and other sites from New York to Michigan to West Virginia. Story Continued Below The study would show that the chemicals endanger human health at a far lower level than EPA has previously called safe, according to the emails.
The Bible and the belt: Inside a camp for gay youth. Earther. Scott Pruitt: EPA Chief Faces Mounting Scrutiny For Ethics Violations. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is facing investigations into his use of taxpayer funds for security and travel along with scrutiny of his ties to industry lobbyists.
Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption toggle caption Andrew Harnik/AP Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is facing investigations into his use of taxpayer funds for security and travel along with scrutiny of his ties to industry lobbyists. The head of the Environmental Protection Agency is fending off multiple accusations that he misused taxpayer funds and maintained improper ties to companies regulated by the EPA. The scrutiny began months ago — the EPA Office of Inspector General started investigating Administrator Scott Pruitt's travel expenses in August 2017, after reports that he spent thousands of dollars on first-class plane tickets and a 24/7 security detail.
New CIA Deputy Director's Past Intertwined With CIA's History Of Waterboarding. The CIA's new second-in-command, Gina Haspel, is a decorated officer, serving more than three decades undercover.
Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption. Why Toxic People Get Ahead. Roy Cohn. Roy Marcus Cohn (/koʊn/; February 20, 1927 – August 2, 1986) was an American attorney.
During Senator Joseph McCarthy's investigations into Communist activity in the United States during the Second Red Scare, Cohn served as McCarthy's chief counsel and gained special prominence during the Army–McCarthy hearings. Cohn was also known for being a U.S. Department of Justice prosecutor at the espionage trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg and later for representing Donald Trump during his early business career. He was disbarred by the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court for unethical conduct in 1986. He died less than two months later. Early life After attending Horace Mann School and the Fieldston School, and completing studies at Columbia College in 1946, Cohn graduated from Columbia Law School at the age of 20. Joseph McCarthy. Not to be confused with the other Senator McCarthy, Eugene McCarthy.
McCarthy successfully ran for the U.S. Senate in 1946, defeating Robert M. La Follette Jr. After three largely undistinguished years in the Senate, McCarthy rose suddenly to national fame in February 1950 when he asserted in a speech that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who were employed in the State Department. In succeeding years after his 1950 speech, McCarthy made additional accusations of Communist infiltration into the State Department, the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. 'Washington Post' Says It Foiled Apparent Sting By James O'Keefe's Activist Group.
The Washington Post published video of reporter Stephanie McCrummen (left) speaking to Jaime Phillips, who claimed to be a source for a story about embattled politician Roy Moore. Days later, members of the paper's staff watched Phillips walk into the offices of activist James O'Keefe's Project Veritas organization. The Washington Post/Screenshot by NPR hide caption toggle caption. Monsanto Attacks Scientists After Studies Show Trouble For Its New Weedkiller : The Salt. Bob Scott, an expert on weeds with the University of Arkansas, in a research plot where soybeans were exposed to dicamba vapor.
Dan Charles/ NPR hide caption toggle caption Dan Charles/ NPR. Exclusive: The Interior Department Scrubs Climate Change From Its Strategic Plan. In the next five years, millions of acres of America’s public lands and waters, including some national monuments and relatively pristine coastal regions, could be auctioned off for oil and gas development, with little thought for environmental consequences. That’s according to a leaked draft, obtained by The Nation, of the Department of the Interior’s strategic vision: It states that the DOI is committed to achieving “American energy dominance” through the exploitation of “vast amounts” of untapped energy reserves on public lands. Alarmingly, the policy blueprint—a 50-page document—does not once mention climate change or climate science. That’s a clear departure from current policy: The previous plan, covering 2014–18, referred to climate change 46 times and explicitly stated that the department was committed to improving resilience in those communities most directly affected by global warming.
Defend Social Security and Medicare:... - U.S. Democratic Socialists. Trump's Pick For Key Environmental Post Is A Texan Who Really, Really Likes Fossil Fuels. Kathleen Hartnett White was a top environmental regulator in Texas from 2001 to 2007. Now, President Trump has chosen her to lead the Council on Environmental Quality, which helps create and implement national policy. Hartnett White was not available for an interview, but her record since leaving state service suggests she would stand out – even in an administration proudly aligned with industry – for the fervency of her support for fossil fuels.
That fervency has defined her recent policy work. The religious right carries its golden calf into Steve Bannon’s battles. Price traveled by private plane at least 24 times. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price has taken at least 24 flights on private charter planes at taxpayers’ expense since early May, according to people with knowledge of his travel plans and a review of HHS documents. The frequency of the trips underscores how private travel has become the norm — rather than the exception — for the Georgia Republican during his tenure atop the federal health agency, which began in February. The cost of the trips identified by POLITICO exceeds $300,000, according to a review of federal contracts and similar trip itineraries.
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Sessions. Kushner - Predatory capitalist. B. DeVos Education Know-Nothing. Pence. Rubio. Bannon/Mercer - mega donors now run your government. CRUZ Worse than you thought, no matter how bad that was. Cabinet and other minions. Paul Ryan devotee of Ayn Rand.
Kobach's Mission - deny voters rights steal votes. Fear&Hate-Mongers, Liars, Talking heads, Assorted Bastards. Gorsuch / stacking the judiciary far right after blocking Obama's nominees. Trump aims to let the health system fail. Yes, that is a real quote. From the sitting President of the United States. Florida governor has ignored climate change risks, critics say.
A Timeline – Russia and President Trump. The GOP of 2017 is the most extreme party coalition since the Civil War. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The Republican Party in 2017 isn’t an ordinary political party. It is an ideological outlier, the most extreme party coalition since the Civil War. Failed state Kansas is what happens when you massively cut taxes. How Alleged Russian Hacker Teamed Up With Florida GOP Operative - WSJ.
The hacking spree that upended the presidential election wasn’t limited to Democratic National Committee memos and Clinton-aide emails posted on websites. The hacker also privately sent Democratic voter-turnout analyses to a Republican political operative in Florida named Aaron Nevins. Learning that hacker “Guccifer 2.0” had tapped into a Democratic committee that helps House candidates, Mr. Donald Trump: 100 Days of Deconstruction - BillMoyers.
President Donald Trump speaks at EPA headquarters in Washington, DC on March 28, 2017 before signing an energy independence executive order as (from left) Vice President Mike Pence, EPA administrator Scott Pruitt, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and Secretary of Energy Rick Perry look on. Nigel Farage, he's lying to you. - GIF on Imgur. Birther LIE pays off. In this web exclusive, Bill Moyers and four historians dissect the big lie Trump rode to power: the Birther lie. Nell Painter, historian and Edwards Professor of American History, Emerita, at Princeton University; Khalil Gibran Muhammad, professor of history, race and public policy at Harvard Kennedy School; Christopher Lebron, assistant professor of African-American studies and philosophy at Yale University; and Philip Klinkner, James S.
Sherman Professor of Government, Hamilton College discuss the fertile ground on which the birther lie was sown: our nation’s history of white supremacy. Donald Trump and the Politics of Being an Asshole. YouTube/CNN.