Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, seated left, signs an order withdrawing federal protections for countless waterways and wetlands, as Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Rickey "RD" James, seated right, looks on, at EPA headquarters in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. Looking on behind are Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Ross, R-Kansas, left, and Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, second from right. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) WASHINGTON (AP) — Cabinet chiefs and GOP lawmakers celebrated alongside farm and business leaders Tuesday as the Trump administration made good on one of its biggest promised environmental rollbacks, proposing to remove protections for thousands of waterways nationwide. Environmental groups called the proposed overhaul of federal water protections one of the gravest assaults ever on the aims of the 1972 Clean Water Act, the foundational U.S. water protection law. Administration supporters praised President Donald Trump for … [Read more...] about EPA Proposes Major Rollback of Waters of the United States Rule
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When he passed away, the 41st president of the United States, George Herbert Walker Bush, was 94. His one term in office began in 1989, and coincided with the end of the Cold War with the Soviet Union. You're about to hear from three former presidents, a rare occurrence in and of itself, discuss the life and legacy of George H.W. Bush. In recent interviews, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush all acknowledged number 41 was one of the best-prepared presidents in American history. Before becoming commander in chief, he was a fighter pilot, an oilman, a congressman, a diplomat, head of the CIA, and Ronald Reagan's vice president for two terms. He was also married to Barbara Bush for 73 years, until her death this past April. Together they had six children. We begin tonight with their eldest son, President George W. Bush, and what his father taught him about the highest office in the land. Former President George W. Bush: The mission was not George H. W. Bush, the mission … [Read more...] about George H.W. Bush: Remembering the 41st president of the United States
President Donald Trump on Monday blamed the media for stoking “great anger” in the United States, accusing the press of harboring an “open & obvious hostility” even after he spent the weekend issuing calls for unity following a wave of potentially politically motivated crimes. “There is great anger in our Country caused in part by inaccurate, and even fraudulent, reporting of the news,” he said in the first of two Monday morning tweets. “The Fake News Media, the true Enemy of the People, must stop the open & obvious hostility & report the news accurately & fairly. That will do much to put out the flame of Anger and Outrage and we will then be able to bring all sides together in Peace and Harmony. Fake News Must End!”Story Continued Below Trump has issued sharp rebukes over the last several days in response to accusations that his incendiary rhetoric was to blame for a spate of violence seen by many as rooted in political … [Read more...] about Trump accuses media of stoking ‘great anger’ in the United States
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Retropolis by Cleve R. Wootson Jr. by Cleve R. Wootson Jr. Email the author April 27 at 5:00 AM Email the author Police believe Janelle Cruz, right, was murdered by Golden State Killer suspect James Joseph DeAngelo in 1986. (Photo courtesy of Michelle Cruz) The noise startled Janelle Cruz and her friend enough to warrant a look out the window, but they didn’t see anything suspicious when they peered into the darkness. It was probably a cat, they thought. A few minutes later, they heard a noise from the garage, family members told The Washington Post. It sounded like a door closing or perhaps an outside … [Read more...] about The final hours of the Golden State Killer’s final victim
Supported by Business Day By ANA SWANSONAPRIL 4, 2018 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story The Trump administration is on the cusp of a trade war with China, one that threatens broad swaths of the United States economy, from soybean farmers to pork producers to automobile and drug makers.On Wednesday, China threatened to retaliate against products and industries that President Trump has vowed to protect, hitting back against the administration, which detailed a list of $50 billion in Chinese imports that it plans to tax. China, in response, outlined tariffs on $50 billion worth of American soybeans, cars, chemicals and other goods, in a move likely to spark fears that the countries’ escalating confrontation could become an all-out trade war.That has many wondering what, exactly, comes next and whether the administration has a plan to prevent a damaging trade dispute between two economic giants whose markets are inextricably … [Read more...] about The United States Is Starting a Trade War with China. Now What?