- While many energy experts agree that technologies like carbon capture for coal plants and nuclear power can play a critical role in reducing emissions, the fact that Trump administration officials have played down concern over global warming has triggered deep suspicion about American intentions.
- “Nuclear and carbon capture are critical to reducing CO emissions, but going to Bonn to promote the technologies without admitting climate change is a crisis is a logical absurdity,” said Josh Freed, director of the clean energy program at the centrist think tank Third Way.
- Still, Mr. Steer acknowledged, countries throughout Asia and Africa are continuing to build coal plants in their quest to provide energy access for millions living without electricity.
- Some developing countries described a more balanced view, however, conceding a need for fossil fuels in the short term while ultimately calling for stronger global action on climate change and a shift toward cleaner forms of energy, including renewables like wind and solar energy.
- Officials from Bangladesh, which still gets most of its electricity from natural gas and has plans to build 25 new coal-fired plants by 2022, said they would welcome the use of technology to improve the efficiency of their coal plants as a steppingstone toward renewable energy.
The Trump administration’s debut at the United Nations climate conference in Bonn, Germany, was met with heckling, noisy protest and harsh questions.
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- The White House is seen reflected in a rainwater puddle on Friday, July 28, 2017 — amid very stormy times in Washington, D.C.
The White House is seen reflected in a rainwater puddle on Friday, July 28, 2017 — amid very stormy times in Washington, D.C.
The ripples from President Trump’s recent tweet suggesting he could pardon himself continue to billow out into the body politic.
- The Constitution gives the president the power to grant pardons “for offenses against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.”
- The Justice Department did issue a legal opinion during the Nixon administration saying that the president could not pardon himself because, under long-established law, no person can be the judge of his own case.
- Presidents Ford, Carter and George H.W. Bush all issued pardons for those not yet charged or convicted On some pardon questions there is no dissent.
- In the current circumstance, there is no doubt that President Trump could pardon anyone that special counsel Robert Mueller is trying to leverage in order to get evidence.
No president in history has done that, but some likely have contemplated it.
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- “When you tell me someone’s shot in the hip, I have a whole different thought process,” said Dr. Joseph Sakran , director of emergency general surgery at Johns Hopkins Medicine.
- In fact, the injury was far more serious,according to an update from MedStar Washington Hospital Center released Wednesday night by Scalise’s office.
- Statements from Scalise’s office have not identified which vessels were struck or which organs were damaged by the bullet.
- With some injuries that have a high mortality rate, such as damage to the iliac vessels, trauma surgeons will often do an initial surgery — known as damage control — to keep a patient from bleeding to death, Ginzburg and Sakran said.
- “I was really inspired to go into medicine to be able to give other people the same second chance that I was given,” said Sakran, who grew up in Fairfax, Virginia, not far from Alexandria, where Scalise was shot.
Though a gunshot to the hip might sound like a minor injury compared with the head or chest, trauma doctors are not so quick to breathe a sigh of relief.
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Washington D.C. – Trump supporters gathered together on Saturday for a ‘Pittsburgh not Paris’ rally to show support for President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Accord.
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- During his recent visit to Israel, President Donald Trump made a 14-year old girl’s dream come true.
- Shimi Geshayed, Director of Rachashei Lev (pictured center) together with long time Rachashei Lev supporter, Prime Minister Benjamen Natanyahu, (left) were able to facilitate a meeting between Emilee and President Trump that neither of them are sure to forget.
- President Trump chatted with Emilee, asking about her health and wellbeing, and relating to her a little bit about the immense responsibilities of being a President of the United States.
- Emilee blessed and thanked President Trump, and presented him with a letter she wrote expressing her desire to meet him again – this time in the White House, where she hoped to do business with him, and maybe even to bring peace to the world.
- President Trump was visibly moved by Emilee and wished her good health and a speedy recovery.
During his recent visit to Israel, President Donald Trump made a 14-year old girl’s dream come true. Emilee Imbar has been battling cancer for the last sev
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- A Harvard University study has confirmed that a majority of Americans across the political spectrum believe that the mainstream media publishes ‘fake news’.
- The survey found that a whopping 65 percent of voters do not trust the media, and concur with President Trump that the likes of CNN and the Washington Post push false information.
- The authors of the study also noted that it seems to be the media’s obsession with attacking Trump over anything and everything, even though most topics are non-issues, that is driving the backlash.
- The latest poll comes on the heels of another Harvard study that discovered the media is overwhelmingly bias against Trump in its coverage.
- The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy collated statistics from media coverage ranging across 10 mainstream television news networks, as well as print newspapers, and found that some of those media organisations broached stories about Trump with a negative tone in up to 98% of reports.
A Harvard University study has confirmed that a majority of Americans across the political spectrum believe that the mainstream media publishes ‘fake news’.
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- President Donald Trump’s son Eric has announced that he and his wife, Lara, are expecting their first child.
- The couple got married at the Trump family’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida in 2014.
- The baby will be President Trump’s ninth grandchild.
- Eric revealed in an interview with People magazine that they are expecting a boy, but said the couple have not decided on a name yet.
- Lara Trump also told the magazine: “[Eric’s] dad is so excited that we were worried he’d blurt it out at a press conference.”
It will be the ninth time President Donald Trump will become a grandfather, but is son Eric’s first child.
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Sally Quinn has decided to sell the fabled East Hampton house whose occupants have been the subject of both a documentary and a Broadway musical.
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- Under the president’s announced structure, Bannon has eclipsed the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Director of National Intelligence on the National Security Council.
- Axelrod: Former Breitbart chief Steve Bannon will exercise authority no political adviser has had before
- We did not attend the president’s regular meetings with the Secretary of Defense and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff nor with the Secretary of State.
- In elevating Bannon to sit with the Secretaries of Defense and State and other key national security figures on the NSC principals committee, President Trump has blazed new ground.
- Our expertise was in politics and communications, not national security and foreign policy and our attendance, much less participation, in these meetings would have been inappropriate.
Contrary to what Sean Spicer said, former Obama adviser says he and Robert Gibbs did not regularly attend the most sensitive National Security Council meetings. Including adviser Steve Bannon in those meetings is unprecedented
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- But the determination to keep campaign promises is verging on an obsession inside the Trump White House.
- CNN Attacks Trump For Keeping Promises: “Determination To Keep Campaign Promises Is Verging On An Obsession” (Video)
- On Thursday The Gateway Pundit reported on a piece from the New York Times that pointed out how CNN is literally killing itself.
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- On Friday CNN delivered more evidence to back up the New York Times claims that they are “sidelining the issues and real reporting” with a piece they put out about President Trump.
On Thursday The Gateway Pundit reported on a piece from the New York Times that pointed out how CNN is literally killing itself.
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