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Monthly Archives: April 2017

‘Will we survive 1,361 more days?’: Our panel’s verdict on Trump’s first 100 days

Four Guardian columnists and writers on Donald Trumps first 100 days in office Jill Abramson: Hes only getting started Trumps first 100 days have pleasantly surprised me in showing that our nation has various centers of power, and that these centers have diffused, if not negated, 45s attempt at full-on authoritarianism. Its been heartening to witness the judicial branch slowing ...

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Newt Gingrich: Trump vs. the swamp, Round III — Democrats turn to bureaucrats to stop POTUS

When Neil Gorsuch won long-overdue confirmation this month to serve on the United States Supreme Court, Republicans in turn won control of judiciary. This meant they led all three branches of the federal government at least the three envisioned by our Founding Fathers for the first time in a decade. As a consequence, Democrats have pinned their hopes to stifle ...

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Debbie Wasserman Schultz slams Trump’s “irrational and extreme agenda”

(CNN)Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz said Saturday that the best thing to come out of President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office was the number of people who have come together to protest him. Wasserman Schultz, the congresswoman for Florida’s 23rd District and former Democratic National Committee chairwoman, told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that she was heartened by the People’s ...

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EPA removes climate change information from website

(CNN)The EPA removed most climate change information from its website Friday, saying in a press release that language on the website is being updated to “reflect the approach of new leadership.” EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has expressed doubt about the reasons for climate change, saying in a CNBC interview in March that he was skeptical of the role carbon dioxide ...

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Do bigots just lack imagination? | Oliver Burkeman

Empathy requires mental gymnastics at the best of times. Empathy for whole categories of people requires Olympic-level skills It is usually seen as a depressing paradox about human beings that we find it easier to sympathise with one persons suffering than with that of thousands: As philosophers enjoy pointing out, you cant truly know that your family and friends arent ...

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Turkey blocks Wikipedia over what it calls terror ‘smear campaign’

(CNN)Turkey has blocked access to Wikipedia over linking the nation to terror activity, the government said Saturday, according to state-run Anadolu Agency. Articles and comments on the popular online encyclopedia showed Turkey “in coordination and aligned” with terrorist groups, the Turkish Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications said. “It has become part of an information source which is running ...

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LA peace parades mark 25th anniversary of Rodney King riots

Twenty-five years ago, a jury acquitted four white police officers in the beating of black motorist Rodney King, sparking looting and violence that would turn into one of the deadliest race riots in American history. On Saturday, hundreds of people marked the anniversary with marches advocating peace and hope. A Future Fest began at Florence and Normandie avenues the South ...

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The EPA just deleted info from its websitethat should scare those who worry about climate change

The evening before thousands are expected to gather to participate in the Peoples Climate March, the Environmental Protection Agency has deleted climate data and other scientific information from its website, according to the Washington Post. On Friday evening, the EPA, which announced it was making changes to its website to reflect the agencys new direction under President Donald Trump, delated ...

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Trump’s first 100 days: Did he keep his promises?

Candidate Donald Trump made big promises on the campaign trail for what he’d do to “make America great again” in his first 100 days.  In a series of campaign rallies, speeches, and a contract with voters last year, Trump made sweeping pledges to drain the swamp and bring change to Washington. So how did he do?  Heres where he stands on ...

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