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It’s up to California to save us from this Trump rollback

It’s up to California to save us from this Trump rollback

(CNN)As President Donald Trump races to gut the Obama administration’s auto mileage and emissions program, the California Air Resources Board, an agency little known outside the state, could help protect us from the rollback. But in August, the Trump...
Trump AG nominee William Barr: ‘I will not be bullied’

Trump AG nominee William Barr: ‘I will not be bullied’

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump’s attorney general nominee, William Barr, told a Senate panel Tuesday he would not interfere with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation — and wouldn’t be “bullied” into doing anything...
Nation’s Pilots Warn Trump That Shutdown Threatens Air Safety

Nation’s Pilots Warn Trump That Shutdown Threatens Air Safety

Donald Trump warning him that the “The nation’s airspace system is a complex transportation network that involves government and industry partnerships to function properly, and the disruptions being caused by the shutdown are threatening the safe...
History shows Trump should be worried about a GOP challenger in 2020

History shows Trump should be worried about a GOP challenger in 2020

(CNN)The blue wave that swept the midterm elections in November along with the continuing investigations into President Donald Trump have led to discussions of a potential Republican primary challenge in 2020. Sen. Susan Collins has said a GOP primary would be a good...
What will happen if Trump really starts to sweat

What will happen if Trump really starts to sweat

(CNN)Now it begins. With House Democrats gaining the power to investigate and issue subpoenas, 2019 offers one certainty: The chaos visited on us by Donald Trump is going to get much worse. The President was home alone, not hobnobbing with the likes of Fabio and...
Markets plunge; China angst; Trump and the shutdown

Markets plunge; China angst; Trump and the shutdown

London (CNN Business)1. Markets tumble: Weak economic data out of China has spoiled any hopes of a New Year rally for stocks. US oil futures declined 0.8% to trade at $45 per barrel. The New Year losses follow a terrible year for US stocks. 2018 was the worst annual...
Trump learned nothing from the midterms. Exhibit A: the shutdown.

Trump learned nothing from the midterms. Exhibit A: the shutdown.

(CNN)First things first: The theme song of the week is the theme to “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince. Trump and these Republicans seem to be doubling down on a belief that politics is all about the base. Trump really...
Melania Trump makes historic Osprey flight to visit US military

Melania Trump makes historic Osprey flight to visit US military

(CNN)Melania Trump spent part of Wednesday flying over areas of Virginia and the Atlantic Ocean in a V-22 Osprey, becoming the first first lady to do so. “I also learned that the airmen and soldiers in this room have stepped up after natural disasters, like...
Maduro’s grip on Venezuela tightens, warns of Trump threat

Maduro’s grip on Venezuela tightens, warns of Trump threat

After casting his ballot, Maduro spoke on state TV scoffing at Trump and other foreign leaders who have labeled him a dictator. “An attempt is under way today coming straight from the White House to destroy our way of life in Venezuela and to overthrow our...
Trump brand now toxic in Putin’s Kremlin

Trump brand now toxic in Putin’s Kremlin

Moscow (CNN)Gatherings of world leaders are often about the absence of substance. Several news cycles from now, few will remember what was discussed at the recent G20 summit in Buenos Aires. And it accompanies a confrontation with the US over arms control: US...
Celebrities step in after Trump slashes Obamacare ad budget

Celebrities step in after Trump slashes Obamacare ad budget

New York (CNN)The Trump administration isn’t doing much to let Americans know it’s time to sign up for Obamacare, so celebrities are trying to fill the void. What’s more, only a quarter of those who buy their own insurance or are uninsured know when...
Trump promised to rescue the coal industry. But he can’t

Trump promised to rescue the coal industry. But he can’t

New York (CNN Business)The Trump administration attempted a daring rescue of the coal country, but the pro-coal agenda is failing to jump-start a renaissance and analysts don’t see one on the horizon. It’s all about an industrywide shift by power plants...
George H.W. Bush could do what Trump can’t: Laugh at himself

George H.W. Bush could do what Trump can’t: Laugh at himself

(CNN)The tributes to the late President George H.W. Bush have been pouring in, even from some progressives who disagreed with many of his policies but expressed “great respect for his lifetime of service” to our nation. To be clear, when Carvey was on...