Daily Archives: February 9, 2017

Rebuking Trump, U.S. appeals court upholds suspension of Muslim travel ban

The Witch Hunt For Climate Scientists

The Big Picture RT

Published on Feb 9, 2017

Big Picture Panel: Sam Sacks, The District Sentinel & Brian Darling, Conservative Review/(formerly) Office of Senator Rand Paul. How are government scientists suppose to do their job when they have to worry about Koch-head shills like Lamar Smith going after them?

Republicans Pushing Back in Trump’s Era of Climate Denial

Climate One

Published on Feb 9, 2017

Back in 2008, presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama had similar views on climate change, both supporting some variance of a price on carbon. Today, the climate divide seems to be widening. Still, some Republicans are speaking out against the Trump agenda.

Bruce Fein on the decison on Trump’s travel ban

CGTN America

Published on Feb 9, 2017

For the latest on the court’s decision on U.S. President Trump’s travel ban, CGTN’s Eleaine Reyes spoke with constitutional lawyer, Bruce Fein.

Inside Steve Bannon’s ‘weaponized’ political documentaries

PBS NewsHour

Published on Feb 9, 2017

Steve Bannon, chief strategist to President Trump, has also worked extensively in the film world, including writing and directing documentaries on the global financial crisis, alleged corruption in the Clinton Foundation and what he sees as the rise of a violent and radical Islam. Jeffrey Brown speaks with with The Washington Post’s Ann Hornaday and Matea Gold on Bannon’s past work.


Appeals court rules against Trump on travel ban

CBS News

Published on Feb 9, 2017

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the stay against President Trump’s travel ban in a decision issued late Thursday. See CBS News’ special report on the decision.

White House Official: If You Attack Trump Then You Are Fake News

The Ring of Fire

Published on Feb 9, 2017

Sebastian Gorka, deputy assistant to Donald Trump, told conservative radio host Michael Medved earlier this week that the administration will continue using the term “fake news” to describe any news organization that continues to be mean to the president. Gorka said that these news organizations need to realize that their “attitude” towards the president is wrong. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.

Trump aide Kellyanne Conway ‘wrong’ over Ivanka plug – BBC News

The standards chief of the US Congress says a senior Trump aide was “wrong, wrong, wrong” to promote Ivanka Trump products on live television.

Kellyanne Conway told Fox News on Thursday: “Go buy Ivanka’s stuff.”

Retailer Nordstrom earlier this month dropped the US first daughter’s clothing line, citing a lack of sales.

The White House said President Donald Trump “absolutely” continued to support Ms Conway, despite intense criticism of her remarks by politicians.

Jason Chaffetz, a Republican who heads the oversight committee in Congress, said the promotion was “clearly over the line, unacceptable”.

…(read more).

A Violation of Tribal & Human Rights: Standing Rock Chair Slams Approval of Dakota Access Pipeline

Democracy Now!

Published on Feb 8, 2017

http://democracynow.org – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Tuesday it will greenlight the final phase of construction for the Dakota Access pipeline, prompting indigenous-led water protectors to call for a “last stand” against the $3.8 billion project. In a letter to Congress, acting Army Secretary Robert Speer said the Army Corps will cancel an environmental impact study of the Dakota Access pipeline and will grant an easement today allowing Energy Transfer Partners to drill under Lake Oahe on the Missouri River. The Army Corps also said it would suspend a customary 14-day waiting period following its order, meaning the company could immediately begin boring a tunnel for the final one-and-a-half miles of pipe. We speak to Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Council Chair Dave Archambault II.

Water Protectors Call for Global Mass Mobilizations as Army Plans to Approve Dakota Access Pipeline

Democracy Now!

Published on Feb 8, 2017

http://democracynow.org – On Tuesday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Tuesday it will greenlight the final phase of construction of the pipeline. Amnesty International called the announcement “an unlawful and appalling violation of human rights.” In recent months, police have launched an escalating and violent crackdown against the resistance at Standing Rock. Last week, more than 70 people were arrested after militarized police raided a new resistance camp set up on historic Sioux treaty land. Among those arrested was award-winning Pueblo journalist Jenni Monet, who was on assignment for Indian Country Media Network.