President Stephen Colbert in 2020?

June 26, 2017

(CNN)“Ladies and gentleman, please welcome the 46th President of the United States: Stephen T. Colbert.” Colbert’s remarks came Friday during an appearance on the Russian late night TV show, “Evening Urgant.” While being interviewed by the show’s host, Ivan Urgant, Colbert revealed that he had a big announcement. Then, with a straight face, Colbert declared, “I am here to announce that I am considering a run for president in 2020.” As the …


Trump Reaches Out To Lawmakers On Healthcare As Another Says ‘No’

June 24, 2017

… work through (it,) in particular the four individuals who have expressed some ideas and concerns, White House spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters at a White House briefing. This bill thats currently in front of the United States Senate is not the answer, Heller said at a news conference. The Senates 142-page proposal, worked out in secret by a group led by McConnell, aims to deliver on a central Trump campaign promise to undo former President Barack Obamas signature healthcare law, which …


4th person charged in Detroit genital mutilation case

June 15, 2017

… doctor, Jumana Nagarwala, to perform female genital mutilation on two 7-year-old girls from Minnesota. Female genital mutilation is the cutting of part of a girl’s genitals and has been illegal in the United States for decades, but this is the first federal case of its kind. …


EPA Inspector General Probing Whether Agency Staffer Colluded With Monsanto

June 7, 2017

… March 2015that glyphosate is carcinogenicin October 2015 associate director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, to the president of the European Commission stating that he had re-examined some raw data of animal studies EFSA used to conclude that glyphosate did not cause cancer, and found eight instances of tumors that EFSA had not included in its assessment. Portier recently retired after 40 years of employment in the United States government and is now a part-time …


Actually, Mike Pence, Climate Change Has Nothing To Do With A ‘Liberal’ Agenda

June 3, 2017

… into question our commitment to protecting and preserving the environment. And it forfeits our ability to drive countries like China and India to reduce their carbon footprint and compete on a level playing field. Ultimately, this disappointing decision diminishes Americas leadership role on the world stage. United States innovation and business leadership have been key drivers to lowering our carbon emissions over the last 20 years, and we should continue to have an influential seat at …


Trump casually pre-games climate announcement with jazz band

June 2, 2017

… Hunter Walker (@hunterw) June 1, 2017 As people waited for the president (who was more than 30 minutes late) to take the stage, the image of what appears to be the United States Marine Band performing jazz in the Rose Garden was all they had to mock. The United States Marine Band is playing jazz in the Rose Garden ahead of Trump’s announcement that he’ll withdraw from the Paris agreement. Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) June 1, 2017 …


Trump’s EPA Chief Aided Polluters For Years. Now Suddenly He Says The Mess Is A Priority

June 1, 2017

WASHINGTON If you listen to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator , the biggest environmental problem facing the United States isnt climate change (, anyway), or lead-tainted drinking water or . Its that Barack Obama didnt clean up the most contaminated and hazardous sites across the country. A declared that Pruitt was here to clean up the Obama administrations toxic mess. The former Oklahoma attorney general would have the American people believe that what the Superfund program …


Terrorism-focused Ramadan ad gets a mixed response in Twitter

May 31, 2017

… (@RawanDaas) May 28, 2017 Omran is a human being and Zain is not allowed to use him as an advertising material! Remove the ad! #__ Joy (@Fara7rf) May 29, 2017 Ramadan, a month-long Islamic holiday that began last Friday, is perhaps the biggest showcase of the year for advertisers in the Arab world, on par with the Super Bowl in the United States or Christmas in the U.K. Zain’s yearly effort is one of the most anticipated of the season, and its ads regularly pull in big numbers. …


Trump’s doublespeak in Saudi Arabia

May 22, 2017

… an end to the Islamophobia and bigotry that he has spent the past two years inciting. After all, he needs scapegoats to blame when the terrorism in the Middle East inevitably reaches the United States. Given Trump’s opportunistic leadership style — what he calls “principled realism”– we can expect more contradictions between his rhetoric and his actions. Four specific contradictions warrant exploring to predict what is in store for American foreign policy in the …


Anderson Cooper: If Trump Took A Dump On His Desk, Jeffrey Lord Would Defend It

May 20, 2017

Cooper on Friday was askingJeffrey Lord, a CNN contributor and Trump surrogate, about the president reportedly calling former FBI Director James Comey a nut job to Russian officials at the White House. But Lord continued his unconditional support for Trump, saying U.S. presidents can say whatever they want. Cooper, apparently fed up, interrupted: If he took a dump on his desk, you would defend it. Last year, Lord claimed there were no people of color in the United States,which upset …


Fentanyl seized by law enforcement doubled in 2016, DEA says

May 20, 2017

(CNN)The United States is seeing a dramatic increase in drugs containing fentanyl, newly released data from the Drug Enforcement Administration shows. From 2015 to 2016, more than twice as many drugs seized by law enforcement agencies and submitted to labs have tested positive for fentanyl, in what appears to be an escalating trend. The National Forensic Laboratory Information System (NFLIS), a program of the DEA, points to a drastic surge of lab submissions that tested positive for fentanyl …


Superbug C. auris identified in 122 people across 7 states, CDC says

May 19, 2017

(CNN)The number of cases of an emerging and often multidrug-resistant fungus in the United States has grown from seven to 122 over the past nine months, according to a field report in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report issued Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The fungus, Candida auris, can cause severe illness with high mortality, especially among high-risk patients, including those in intensive care units, those with a central venous catheter and those who …


Another Trump crisis craters GOP agenda

May 16, 2017

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump’s governing agenda, which only 10 days ago showed signs of gaining steam, appears to have derailed after he allegedly shared classified information and dismissed FBI director James Comey, both of which threaten to alienate Republicans while bogging down the White House once again. Hours after The Washington Post reported Trump shared information about terror plots with Russian officials in the Oval Office, alarmed lawmakers on Capitol Hill were …