Francisca Vergara, right, yells anti-Trump slogans with protesters during a demonstration outside UCLA's Moore Hall where Donald Trump Jr. was expected to speak while on tour for his new book "Triggered," in Los Angeles, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. (Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times via AP) less Francisca Vergara, right, yells anti-Trump slogans with protesters during a demonstration outside UCLA's Moore Hall where Donald Trump Jr. was expected to speak while on tour for his new book "Triggered," in ... more Photo: Brian Van Der Brug, AP Photo: Brian Van Der Brug, AP Image 1 of / 12 Caption Close Image 1 of 12 Francisca Vergara, right, yells anti-Trump slogans with protesters during a demonstration outside UCLA's Moore Hall where Donald Trump Jr. was expected to speak while on tour for his new … [Read more...] about Donald Trump Jr. talk marked by anger over no questions
New York (CNN Business)A top federal energy regulator appointed by President Donald Trump is calling for urgent action to address climate change. Wednesday's comments by Neil Chatterjee mark a striking contrast with Trump, who has voiced skepticism about climate change and recently suggested wind power causes cancer — despite no evidence to support that. "I believe climate change is real. I believe man has an impact," Chatterjee, chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, said at a conference in New York. "And I believe that we need to take steps to mitigate emissions urgently." Chatterjee noted that he is a Republican from Kentucky who worked for Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and was appointed to FERC in May 2017 by Trump. FERC is an independent agency that is run by bipartisan commissioners. Speaking at the Columbia Global Energy Summit, Chatterjee applauded the rising popularity of cleaner energy such as natural gas as well as wind and … [Read more...] about Trump-appointed energy official: Climate change is real and we must lower carbon emissions
LONDON—At the 80th birthday party of comedian Joey Adams in the ballroom of an upmarket hotel overlooking Central Park in 1991, Donald Trump and Imelda Marcos sat side by side; two vulgar icons of ’80s greed and ambition. Imelda and her husband Ferdinand Marcos had been ousted from power five years earlier by a popular uprising in the Philippines where people had grown sick of their corruption and brutality. Trump was a loud-mouthed but ultimately powerless New York real estate mogul. Fifteen years later, in 2016, Trump was elected President of the United States and Marcos’ political clout was restored after a Filipino presidential election in which her son stood to be vice president and Rodrigo Duterte became the hardline president. The Marcos family are believed to have stolen more than $10 billion from the Filipino people during their 21-year reign. Ferdinand died in 1989, but in recent years, the family secretly helped to fund the rise of Duterte, a notorious … [Read more...] about Imelda Marcos Is Here to Teach Us How Wannabe Autocrats Like Trump Really Think
On Thursday night, the day the House passed an impeachment resolution (232-196, along party lines) to probe President Trump’s alleged quid pro quo in pushing Ukraine to investigate his political rivals, Stephen Colbert welcomed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on The Late Show for an exclusive sit-down interview. “I want to thank you for your patriotism,” Pelosi told Colbert. “This is a sad thing for our country. We do this prayerfully, and with great seriousness. Nobody goes to Congress to impeach a president. And you’ve had your fun with the policy and the personality and the rest, and that’s about the election. The patriotism, the Constitution, is really what impeachment is about.” Speaker Pelosi said the impeachment resolution was merely a “continuation” of the inquiry the House has been conducting and was done to “set for the rules of procedure,” including “spelling out the president’s rights—due … [Read more...] about Nancy Pelosi to Colbert on Trump Impeachment Resolution: ‘Nobody Is Above the Law’
About a year ago, in a remote valley in Mexico’s Michoacán state, I met with the elusive cartel capo Nicolás “El Gordo” Sierra. During our parley I made the gringo mistake of naming then-candidate Donald Trump. Instead of the planned Q and A, now it was my turn to get grilled. “What does Trump have against Mexico?” El Gordo (“The Fat One”) growled at me in Spanish. “Will he really build this wall?” We were sitting in a grove of mesquite and thorn trees, at the hidden base camp of the cartel called Los Viagras—the name means just what you’d think—in the overcooked lowland of Tierra Caliente. Surrounded by Viagras with AK47s, who had already stripped me of cellphone and camera, a diplomatic comeback seemed best. Mr. Trump didn’t really hate Mexicans, I tried to assure Gordo and his inner circle of cartel warriors, or sicarios, as we sat around their campfire in the woods. It was just posturing, I … [Read more...] about Trump vs. the Cartels: Whose Team is He On?