As he signed the proclamation and shook hands with dignitaries, the president ignored reporters' questions regarding comments he made during a White House meeting on immigration Thursday. The president used vulgar language to describe Haiti and African nations. … [Read more...] about Trump Signs Proclamation Honoring Martin Luther King
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Trump of course promised to revive the coal industry and center the American economy on its natural resources. Instead, coal has continued to collapse, and the green-energy transition begun under Obama has churned on. The last budget deal very quietly extended many of Obama’s biggest climate change policies. It increased funding for ARPA-E, the advanced energy research department Obama created in the stimulus. It ratified a ban on hydrofluorocarbons, which Obama negotiated internationally in 2016. And it extended the tax credits for solar and wind energy that were included in the stimulus, and which jumpstarted those industries, which barely existed in 2009, into giants that now employ ten times as many Americans as the fossil-fuel industry. … [Read more...] about Trump Wanted to Erase Obama’s Legacy. He Failed.
“My recommendation, as a 30-plus-year veteran of the intelligence community, is not to provide him any briefings after Jan. 20,” she wrote. “With this simple act — which is solely the new president’s prerogative — Joe Biden can mitigate one aspect of the potential national security risk posed by Donald Trump, private citizen.” (RELATED: Ben Sasse Blasts QAnon In Op-Ed: ‘Nourished By Treachery, Poor Political Judgement, And Cowardice’) … [Read more...] about Adam Schiff Says Trump ‘Can’t Be Trusted’ With Intelligence Briefings
The Cherokee Nation tribe — one of the country's largest — marked the King holiday on Monday with calls to service and by confronting its slave-owning past. A federal court ruled last year that the descendants of former slaves, known as Freedmen, had the same rights to tribal citizenship, voting, health care and housing as blood-line Cherokees. … [Read more...] about MLK Day Marked by Trump Criticism, Pledges to Fight Racism
Suing the Trump administration more than 100 times increased Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s national profile, which helped him land a nomination as Biden’s health and human services secretary. Trump frittering away Republicans’ two Senate seats in the recent Georgia election gave Democrats control of the chamber, clearing what had looked like a tough confirmation path for Becerra. … [Read more...] about Five ways Trump changed California — including one that helped Democrats