General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, Toyota and many others in the auto industry are siding with the Trump administration in a lawsuit over whether California has the right to set its own greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy standards.The three companies, plus a trade association called the Association of Global Automakers, said Monday they plan to intervene in a lawsuit filed by the Environmental Defense Fund against the administration, which is planning to roll back national pollution and gas mileage standards enacted under the Obama administration.In the past, most of the industry had taken the stance that it wanted one standard, and it preferred that California and the Trump administration work out differences to develop it. Negotiations haven’t gone anywhere, and in September, President Trump announced his administration would seek to revoke California’s congressionally granted authority to set standards that are stricter than those issued by federal regulators.The … [Read more...] about GM, Chrysler and Toyota side with Trump in emissions fight with California
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President Trump called Tuesday night’s results a “tremendous success.” His Republicans have reason to celebrate the padding of their majority in the Senate and their retaining the governor’s mansions in the key swing states of Florida and Ohio. However, in losing control of the House of Representatives, Republicans lost one of the “keys” to the White House that will decide the outcome of the presidential election in 2020. With Democrats seizing the power to investigate the president and his administration, Republicans are also at heightened risk of losing yet another key.Republicans are now in greater jeopardy of losing the presidency than before the midterm elections. However, the verdict of the “Keys to the White House” is that victory in 2020 remains up-for-grabs for either party. The Keys to the White House is a historically based prediction system that I developed in 1981 in collaboration with Vladimir Keilis-Borok, one of the … [Read more...] about LICHTMAN: Unless Democrats Find A 2020 Candidate Like Beto O’Rourke, Trump May Well Be Set To Win
Climategate was the biggest scandal in the history of climate science. Modesty forbids me from identifying the guy who broke the story in the mainstream media — ten years ago this month — took it viral on the internet and brought it to worldwide prominence. Sorry, but I refuse to name the handsome, brave, witty, intelligent, funny, clever, spectacularly endowed, bravura writer, beloved parent, adored husband, and skilled horseman responsible for this veritable Scoop of the Century, if not the Millennium.No, absolutely not. Only from my cold, dead hands will you ever prise this secret information. Unless, maybe, you twist my arm just a tiny bit more and — Yeah, all right. I admit it. That godlike hero was me. Of course, if you believe the mainstream media, Climategate was little more than a fake news story concocted by a small cabal of wicked deniers in order to discredit the noble cause of climate science. This is a lie and a particularly dangerous lie at that. If we … [Read more...] about Delingpole: Climategate 10 Years On – The Bastards Have Got Away With It!
It was the summer of 2018 and celebrity couples were getting engaged left and right, exiting long-term relationships only to turn around and immediately make lifelong commitments. Before you could say “where is Cazzie David,” (Africa!) we had BDE and Hailey Bieber to deal with—not to mention Cardi B and Offset’s emotional roller coaster and whatever went down between Noah Cyrus and Lil Xan. The weather was nice, a bunch of bad things hadn’t happened yet, and people still thought Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez might get back together. Were we ever so young? 2018 was the year of celebrities jumping into serious relationships because, well, why not? Maybe it’s because the world is ending, or maybe it’s just what young, hot, famous people always do—whatever they want. It was the year of announcing your pregnancy on SNL, like Cardi B, and getting engaged to someone from SNL, like Ariana Grande, and Lil Xan eating so many Hot Cheetos he had to … [Read more...] about The Year in Wild Young Love: From Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson to Cardi B and Offset
Fed up with a president who compared himself to Jesus, who proposed hanging two political rivals, and then scoffed “I don’t care about my dignity,” the Republican-dominated House of Representatives approved an impeachment resolution, 126 to 47. The year was 1868. But when it came time to vote to convict in the Senate, Edmund G. Ross of Kansas—a fellow Republican, veteran of the Union army, and anti-slavery publisher—cast the decisive “not guilty” vote that kept President Andrew Johnson in office. The vote on June 6, 1868 set off a national uproar. Overnight, Ross became America’s most hated man. Millions cursed him for signing “the death warrant of his country’s liberty.” A hometown newspaper blasted this “poor, pitiful, shriveled wretch, with a soul so small that a little pelf would outweigh all things else that dignify or ennoble manhood.” Ross endured death threats and subsequently lost his Senate seat at … [Read more...] about This Man Thwarted America’s First Impeachment