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Republicans rally around Nunes as Russia firestorm spreads – Politico

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Devin Nunes isn’t going anywhere. Even as Democrats demand that the California Republican recuse himself from his panel’s Russia investigation and criticism ratchets up from key GOP senators, House Republicans are standing by the embattled Intelligence Committee chairman. Story Continued Below “No and no,” House Speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday when asked whether Nunes should recuse himself and if he knew the identity of the source who provided Nunes with…

House passes bill undoing Obama internet privacy rule – The Hill

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The House on Tuesday voted in favor of blocking internet privacy rules passed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) last year, sending the bill to President Trump, who is expected to sign it into law. The bill passed 215 to 205, with 15 Republicans voting against it. The FCC rules would have given consumers greater control over what their internet service provider can do with their data. The regulations would…

Overnight Energy: Trump signs climate order | Greens vow to fight back – The Hill

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

TRUMP KICKS OFF CLIMATE ROLLBACK: President Trump signed his long-awaited executive order on climate change Tuesday, kicking off the process of rolling back former President Barack ObamaBarack ObamaOvernight Energy: Trump signs climate order | Greens vow to fight back GOP lawmakers defend Trump military rules of engagement Perez: Trump climate order helps ‘the worst polluters’ MORE’s aggressive global warming agenda. While the regulatory process of undoing some of the major…

Panic spreads in Iraq, Syria as record numbers of civilians are reported killed in US strikes – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

MOSUL, Iraq — A sharp rise in the number of civilians reported killed in U.S.-led airstrikes in Iraq and Syria is spreading panic, deepening mistrust and triggering accusations that the United States and its partners may be acting without sufficient regard for lives of noncombatants. The escalation comes as local ground forces backed by air support from a U.S.-led coalition close in on the Islamic State’s two main urban bastions…

Stop Shaking Your Head’: Sean Spicer Lashes Out at Reporter April Ryan – NBCNews.com

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer snapped at a female reporter on Tuesday over a question about the administration’s image, telling the veteran White House correspondent to “stop shaking your head” — a snide comment that drew rebuke from several prominent women journalists. Spicer got into a heated exchange with American Urban Radio Networks’ correspondent April Ryan at the White House press briefing after the reporter asked how President Donald…

What Trump’s executive order on climate change means for the world – CNN

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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Trump administration sought to block Sally Yates from testifying to Congress on Russia – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Trump administration sought to block former acting attorney general Sally Yates from testifying to Congress in the House investigation of links between Russian officials and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, The Washington Post has learned, a position that is likely to further anger Democrats who have accused Republicans of trying to damage the inquiry. According to letters The Post reviewed, the Justice Department notified Yates earlier this month that the…

Cyclone Debbie: Deadly storm batters Australia – BBC News

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Media captionThe powerful storm is expected to last for hours A powerful cyclone has pummelled the north-east Australian coast, causing major damage, torrential rain and power cuts to tens of thousands of homes. Cyclone Debbie made landfall between Bowen and Airlie Beach in Queensland as a category four storm, whipping gusts of up to 263km/h (163mph). It is moving inland as a category two storm but could cause damage for…

Suspicious package found near White House grounds; suspect in custody – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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Sanctuary city mayors fire back at Trump administration’s threat to cut fed funding – Fox News

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Justice Department’s threat Monday to pull funding from local and state governments that refuse to comply with federal immigration enforcement laws drew a defiant response from big-city mayors. Attorney General Jeff Sessions took the podium at the White House press briefing to fire the broadside at cities that refuse to notify Immigration and Customs Enforcement when they have illegal immigrants in custody. Judging from the response from mayors…

Trump takes biggest swing yet at Obama climate legacy – Politico

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

President Donald Trump will tell the Interior Department to end former President Barack Obama’s moratorium on new coal mines on federal lands, among other steps, White House officials said. | Getty By Alex Guillén 03/28/17 07:01 AM EDT President Donald Trump will direct the federal government on Tuesday to begin dismantling his predecessor’s most significant climate change policies, with a sweeping directive telling agencies to stop trying to reduce the…

Calls grow for Nunes to step aside in Russia probe – CNN

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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Elon Musk Seen Targeting Human-Computer Link In New Venture – NPR

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Elon Musk has started a new company called Neuralink, in what’s widely seen as a bid to add a symbiotic computer layer to the human brain. Susana Gonzalez/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Susana Gonzalez/Bloomberg via Getty Images Elon Musk has started a new company called Neuralink, in what’s widely seen as a bid to add a symbiotic computer layer to the human brain. Susana Gonzalez/Bloomberg via Getty…

Facebook launches stories to complete its all-out assault on Snapchat – The Verge

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Facebook is rolling out ephemeral stories and messaging in its mobile apps today, bringing the popular format for sharing photos and videos to more than 1.65 billion people a day. The move is part of an all-out effort to blunt the momentum of Snapchat, which invented the stories format in 2013, and to ensure Facebook’s continued dominance in an era where photo and video become a primary mode of communication….

Cyclone Debbie: ‘Monster’ storm batters Australia – BBC News

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Media captionThe powerful storm is expected to last for hours A powerful cyclone has pummelled the north-east Australian coast, causing major damage, torrential rain and power cuts to tens of thousands of homes. Cyclone Debbie made landfall between Bowen and Airlie Beach in Queensland as a category four storm, whipping gusts of up to 263km/h (163mph). It is moving inland as a category two but could cause damage for hours…

After defeat of Obamacare repeal, Democrats offer a helping hand to Trump administration – World Socialist Web Site

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

  After defeat of Obamacare repeal, Democrats offer a helping hand to Trump administration 28 March 2017 At his Monday afternoon press briefing, the first question asked of White House spokesman Sean Spicer was, “Is the president serious about working with Democrats going forward after what happened with health care?” And Spicer replied, at some length, in the affirmative. The question and answer concerned the process that is developing behind…

Trump moves decisively to wipe out Obama’s climate-change record – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

A view of a power plant in New York, N.Y. President Trump’s executive order will tell the EPA to begin rewriting the 2015 regulation that limits greenhouse-gas emissions from existing power plants. (Justin Lane/EPA) President Trump will take the most significant step yet in obliterating his predecessor’s environmental record Tuesday, instructing federal regulators to rewrite key rules curbing U.S. carbon emissions. The sweeping executive order also seeks to lift a…

House Democrats Ask Devin Nunes to Recuse Himself From Russia Inquiry – New York Times

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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Paul Ryan: House Republicans will continue their push for health-care reform this year – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan told Republican donors Monday that he intends to continue pushing for an overhaul of the nation’s health-care system by working “on two tracks” as he also pursues other elements of President Trump’s agenda. “We are going to keep getting at this thing,” Ryan said three days after intraparty opposition forced him to pull the American Health Care Act after it became clear it did not…

23 people ask the Justice Department to launch a criminal inquiry into its chief, Jeff Sessions – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions (Alex Brandon/AP) Nearly two dozen people from five states are accusing Attorney General Jeff Sessions of lying to the Senate Judiciary Committee about his communications with the Russian government and subsequently trying to cover up that lie, according to a complaint sent to the Department of Justice. The complaint, which names 23 residents, states that Sessions gave false and misleading testimony during his confirmation hearing in January…