All News Articles for 2018-05-02

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Interior Dept. Secretary Ryan Zinke posing for a photo last month with his Ranger hat on backwards. (Photo: NPS) Zinke and Lamar Alexander's Big Plan? We Must Kill the Planet to Save the National Parks
New joint op-ed touts legislation that would fund national parks' infrastructure repairs with leases for oil and gas drilling
Read more
Fighting Off Foreign Payments Lawsuit, Trump Asserts 'Absolute Immunity'
Former White House ethics chief Norm Eisen said that if the court accepts this argument, it would effectively mean the president "is beyond the reach of the law."
Read more
tear gas Police Unleash 'Brutal Attacks' on Austerity Protesters in Storm-Ravaged Puerto Rico
While "inhumane and strikingly antidemocratic" budget cuts are imposed on the U.S. territory, outrage after law enforcement used tear gas and rubber bullets to break up May Day demonstrations
Read more
'Intentionally Unconstitutional': Part of National Ploy to Outlaw Abortion, Iowa GOP Approves Extreme Anti-Choice Bill
"Dangerous" legislation "weaponizes fetal heartbeat," with aim of challenging Roe vs. Wade at the Supreme Court
Read more
Progressive groups on Capitol Hill on July 29, 2015 after delivering 400,000 petition signatures to Congress in support of the Iran deal. (Photo: Ben Wikler/flickr/cc) Despite Trump-Netanyahu Efforts to Sabotage Deal, Public Support for Iran Nuclear Pact at All-Time High
A new Morning Consult/Politico survey shows that 56 percent of registered voters back the agreement—a record high.
Read more
heat map On Sweltering Planet, Hottest April Temperature Ever Recorded on Earth Hits Pakistan
"We need to dramatically increase our ambitions" in terms of combatting global warming, the UN climate chief said this week
Read more
With Weapons Deal on the Line, Ukrainian MP Admits Government Ended Cooperation With Mueller Probe to Keep Trump Happy
"In every possible way, we will avoid irritating the top American officials," said Ukrainian member of parliament and ally of President Poroshenko. "We shouldn't spoil relations with the administration."
Read more
Trump Rosenstein Justice Department 'Very Blatant' Threat Against Rosenstein as Trump Warns He May 'Get Involved' With DOJ
"The president of the United States is overtly threatening to obstruct justice."
Read more
Refusal to Speak with Special Counsel Could Result in Presidential Subpoena, Mueller Told Trump's Legal Team
The president's repeated attacks on the Special Counsel's investigation make a subpoena appear increasingly likely, legal analysts say
Read more
Anti-drone demonstrators 'A Dangerous Low': Trump Ignores Deadline for Reporting Civilians Killed by US Drone Attacks
"The victims of our government's lethal actions deserve better, as does the American public in whose name the Trump administration is secretly killing people."
Read more
Thanks to Trump Tax Cuts, Major Corporations Set to Spend 'Obscene' $1 Trillion Rewarding Investors Instead of Workers
Apple announced Tuesday it will spend $100 billion buying back its own stock—333 times the amount it has spent on one-time worker bonuses
Read more