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  • Ex-campaign chief defends Trump, defies Democrats at impeachment hearing September 17, 2019
    President Donald Trump's former campaign manager on Tuesday acknowledged that his former boss enlisted him to try to limit the Russia election interference inquiry but defended Trump and tangled with Democrats during pugnacious testimony to a U.S. congressional panel mulling whether to impeach the president.
  • Democrats urge new probe of Kavanaugh, impeachment inquiry September 17, 2019
    U.S. Senator Kamala Harris on Tuesday urged a House of Representatives panel to investigate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, while a Democratic lawmaker filed an impeachment resolution in the wake of new allegations of sexual misconduct by the conservative judge when he was in college in the 1980s.
  • U.S. worker, food-safety advocates sound alarm over new hog slaughter rules September 17, 2019
    U.S. food safety and the health of plant workers will be at risk from new federal rules that allow meat companies to slaughter hogs as fast as they want and shift the role of government inspectors, food and environmental advocates said on Tuesday.
  • Trump to bar California from setting vehicle emission rules: sources September 17, 2019
    The Trump administration will announce as early as Wednesday it is revoking California’s authority to set its own greenhouse gas and vehicle fuel efficiency standards and barring all states from setting such rules, two auto industry officials said on Tuesday.
  • U.S. wants to seize all money Edward Snowden makes from new book September 17, 2019
    The United States filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked secret documents about U.S. telephone and internet surveillance in 2013, saying his new book violates non-disclosure agreements.
  • Workers picket GM plants as UAW contract talks resume September 17, 2019
    Negotiators for General Motors Co and the United Auto Workers were continuing talks Monday afternoon to resolve a strike that shut down the automaker's highly profitable U.S. operations.
  • Virginia Governor puts state on path to 100% carbon-free power by 2050 September 17, 2019
    Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed an executive order on Tuesday with a goal of producing all of the state's electricity from carbon-free sources by 2050 in an effort to reduce the commonwealth's impact on climate change:
  • White House says not involved in contract talks with GM, UAW union September 17, 2019
    The White House is not involved in contract talks with General Motors Co and the United Auto Workers union, aimed at ending a nationwide strike that began late on Sunday, a White House spokesman and GM said.
  • UK's BAE Systems wins $318 million contract from U.S. Army September 17, 2019
    Britain's BAE Systems said on Tuesday it has won a $318 million contract from the United States Army in order to upgrade M88 recovery vehicles to the M88A3 configuration.
  • Trump lists Waddell, Kellogg, O'Brien among possible Bolton successors September 17, 2019
    U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that the candidates he is considering to become his national security adviser include former deputy national security adviser Ricky Waddell, Vice President Mike Pence's security aide Keith Kellogg, and hostage negotiator Robert O'Brien.

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  • That's It For Today June 5, 2017
    This is my last post for the day. Starting in a few minutes we'll be replacing the guts of our website with something newer and better than what we have now, and no one at MoJo is allowed to edit the site until we're done. That will be Tuesday morning according to our tech boffins. […]
  • The Intercept Discloses Top-Secret NSA Document on Russia Hacking Aimed at US Voting System June 5, 2017
    On Monday, the Intercept published a classified internal NSA document noting that Russian military intelligence mounted an operation to hack at least one US voting software supplier—which provided software related to voter registration files—in the months prior to last year's presidential contest. It has previously been reported that Russia attempted to hack into voter registration […]
  • Lunchtime Photo June 5, 2017
    The East Basin in Dana Point harbor.
  • Chart of the Day: Health Care Spending as a Percentage of GDP June 5, 2017
    This is apropos of nothing in particular. I was over at the World Bank site fiddling around with some stuff and happened to look at their chart for health care spending. There's a good case to be made that as GDP rises, the share devoted to health care also rises. This is because richer countries […]
  • Trump's Tweets Threaten His Travel Ban's Chances in Court June 5, 2017
    President Donald Trump began the week with a barrage of early-morning tweets blasting the courts for blocking his travel ban executive order. But in doing so, he may have just made it more likely that the courts will keep blocking the ban. People, the lawyers and the courts can call it whatever they want, but […]
  • Trump Is Now Lying to His Own National Security Staff June 5, 2017
    In his NATO speech a week ago, Donald Trump declined to explicitly endorse Article 5, the provision that says an attack on one is an attack on all. I'm on record as suggesting that reaction to this was sort of overblown, but Susan Glasser provides some behind-the-scenes context to suggest it was quite a bit […]
  • Der Spiegel Just Published the Minutes From Trump’s Contentious Meeting With G7 Leaders June 5, 2017
    German magazine Der Spiegel has been given access to minutes from a contentious meeting of G7 leaders in Taormina, Sicily, at the end of May, in which they applied last-ditch pressure on President Donald Trump to stay in the Paris climate agreement. The meeting came toward the end of Trump's first trip abroad as president—and […]
  • Donald Trump Doubles Down on Boorish Temper Tantrums June 5, 2017
    President Trump was busy during his early morning "Fox & Friends" time. Around 6 am there was this: People, the lawyers and the courts can call it whatever they want, but I am calling it what we need and what it is, a TRAVEL BAN! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 5, 2017 The Justice […]
  • What's the Deal With Rex Tillerson? June 5, 2017
    I'm not quite sure how to phrase this, but, um, what's the deal with Rex Tillerson? The guy was CEO of ExxonMobil. Out of the blue, Donald Trump decides to make him Secretary of State, a job about as unexpected as if someone made me head of NASA. He gets confirmed, and since then he's.... […]
  • Republican Congressman on Suspected Islamic Radicals: "Kill Them All" June 5, 2017
    In response to the London terror attack, Rep. Clay Higgins (R-La.) had an extreme proposal: kill anyone suspected of being an Islamic radical. On his campaign Faceboook page, Higgins, a former police officer, posted this message: The free world…all of Christendom…is at war with Islamic horror. Not one penny of American treasure should be granted […]