2020 vision? Kamala Harris oversight role gives Democrats a new rising star

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The California senators competence and composure in the face of Republican criticism has stirred feelings that she could be a contender in three years time Kamala Harris, the Democratic junior senator from California, waited nearly two hours for her turn to question Jeff Sessions. The attorney general was appearing before the Senate intelligence committee to […]


The top five worst things Trump has done on climate change so far

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As the US president weighs up whether or not to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, we look at his most frightening actions on global warming 1. Nominating Scott Pruitt as EPA administrator In March, Scott Pruitt infamouslyties to fossil fuel interests and joined with them on numerous occasions to challenge EPA pollution rules while […]


JFK at 100: Trump comparisons fuel nostalgia for ‘Camelot’

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The 35th US presidents legacy remains questionable, but his latest successors travails makes many yearn for a more eloquent leader On 14 June 1956, then-senator John Fitzgerald Kennedy delivered the Donald John Trump. The jarring contrast between Americas 35th and 45th presidents will be writ large on Monday, when Trump will speak at a wreath-laying […]


Greg Gianforte wins Montana race for Congress after ‘body-slamming’ reporter

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Republican apologizes after being charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly body-slamming a Guardian reporter Greg Gianforte has won a special election for Montanas sole seat in the House of Representatives, just one day after he was Montanas three largest newspapers all rescinded their endorsements of the Republican, and speaker of the House derided as a […]


‘Pretty ridiculous’: thousands of names stolen to attack net neutrality rules

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Letter says nearly half a million comments on FCC website may have been spam, set up by net neutralitys enemies to push for deregulation Last Tuesday, Joel Mullaney, a software engineer from Watertwin, Massachusetts, was browsing Reddit when he spotted a thread about people whose names and postal addresses had been falsely used to post […]


Trump treading water over climate change deal, says deputy UN chief

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Amina Mohammed says president seems to be avoiding making decision on whether US will renege on historic agreement The UNs deputy secretary general has accused President Donald Trump of treading water over a decision on the future of the Paris climate change agreement, on which the fate of millions of people depend. Amina Mohammed told […]