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High school journalists take on Betsy DeVos in editorial after being barred from event

Kentucky high school student journalists penned an editorial taking on Betsy DeVos after they say security turned them away from an event held on a public college campus that featured the secretary of education. In an editorial titled “No Seat at the Roundtable,” student journalists attending Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Lexington, Kentucky, say…MORE

13 times that people who worked for Donald Trump directly disobeyed him

On Monday, President Donald Trump said this about the people who work for him: “Nobody disobeys my orders.” Trump was reacting to the release of the Mueller report last week, which provided painstaking details about — among other things — Trump’s efforts to remove Robert Mueller as special counsel and to steeply curtail the scope…MORE

House panel issues subpoena to former White House counsel Don McGahn

The House Judiciary Committee has served former White House counsel Don McGahn with a subpoena as part of its investigation into obstruction of justice, a move to bring in a key player with direct knowledge about President Donald Trump’s efforts to undermine the Russia probe. The Democratic-led panel authorized subpoenas earlier this month for McGahn…MORE

Federal report contradicts EPA chief’s claims that climate change impacts are decades away, environmental group says

President Donald Trump reminded the public on Monday, in honor of Earth Day, that while his administration values the environment, “environmental protection and economic prosperity go hand in hand.” Trump and EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler have publicly stated that climate change is not the White House’s main environmental priority. In March, in his first televised…MORE

Climate candidate Jay Inslee meets resistance in Iowa floods

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has staked his 2020 campaign on climate change — and here, in America’s heartland, he looked to test whether the floodwaters of Iowa could prove to be fertile ground for his bid. It’s a place that demonstrates how the Great Floods of 2019 — brought on by wild temperature swings bringing…MORE

John Roberts faces another test with census case

Chief Justice John Roberts has tried to offer ballast in today’s political turmoil, asserting the independence of the judiciary and rebuking President Donald Trump’s suggestion that Republican justices will automatically rule for him, and Democratic ones will do the opposite. Now the Supreme Court faces a high-profile test of a major Trump agenda item and…MORE

Former CIA deputy director makes ‘Game of Thrones’ cameo

A former CIA officer was quietly lurking in the Winterfell soup line during Sunday’s episode of HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” That officer was former Deputy Director David S. Cohen, who made a surprise brief cameo as an unnamed resident of Winterfell. While Cohen may have hoped his intelligence background would prompt show writers to cast…MORE

Pelosi pens letter acknowledging Democratic divide over impeachment

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sought to address the divisions within the Democratic Party on whether to impeach President Donald Trump in a “dear colleague” letter sent Monday, several days after the Justice Department released a redacted version of Robert Mueller’s explosive report. Pelosi and House Democratic leaders have resisted launching impeachment proceedings, but the speaker…MORE

Herman Cain says he dropped out of Fed running because of the pay cut

Embattled Federal Reserve pick Herman Cain says he is withdrawing his name from consideration for a seat on the bank’s powerful board of governors for a simple reason: He doesn’t want a pay cut. In a blog post on conservative news site the Western Journal, Cain wrote that he had spent the weekend reconsidering his…MORE

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