Daily Archives: March 21, 2017

Jeffrey H. Dorfman talks about food and beverage industry’s trend of mergers

CGTN America

Published on Mar 21, 2017

To get a bigger picture of the food and beverage industry’s trend when it comes to mergers, CGTN’s Rachelle Akuffo spoke to Jeffrey H. Dorfman, author of Economics and Management of the Food Industry.


Peter Knights talks about China’s Ivory ban on wildlife protection

Senator Markey Calls for Delay of Pruitt Vote until Emails with Oil Industry Reviewed

Senator Markey

Published on Feb 17, 2017

Senate floor debate on Scott Pruitt’s nomination for EPA Administrator.

Senator Markey Questions FTC Commissioners about Broadband Privacy & Robocalls – 3/21/17

Senator Markey

Published on Mar 21, 2017

Democrats Need Someone Who Can Break Through the Fox News Bubble and Reach Trump Voters

Thom Hartmann Program

Published on Mar 21, 2017

Thom has a friendly debate with a caller about what the left’s messaging strategy should be going forward and what sort of tactics they could use to defeat the stranglehold republicans have on our democracy.

The Trump Cover-Up


Published on Mar 21, 2017

News Wrap: Trump administration reviewing U.S. nuclear policy

PBS NewsHour

Published on Mar 21, 2017

In our news wrap Tuesday, a senior official with the president’s National Security Council said the White House is evaluating whether the longstanding U.S. goal of a world without nuclear weapons remains “realistic.” Also, Northern Ireland marked the death of Martin McGuinness, the one-time commander of the Irish Republican Army who ultimately made peace.


Rep. Schiff Opening Statement Laying Out Facts of Russia Investigation


Published on Mar 20, 2017

On Monday, March 20, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) delivered an opening statement during the open hearing of the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation of the Russian interference in our elections. At the end of his opening statement, Schiff state:

I want to say a word about our own committee investigation. You will undoubtedly observe in the questions and comments that our members make during today’s hearing, that the members of both parties share a common concern over the Russian attack on our democracy, but bring a different perspective on the significance of certain issues, or the quantum of evidence we have seen in the earliest stages of this investigation. That is to be expected. The question most people have is whether we can really conduct this investigation in the kind of thorough and nonpartisan manner that the seriousness of the issues merit, or whether the enormous political consequences of our work will make that impossible. The truth is, I don’t know the answer. But I do know this: If this committee can do its work properly, if we can pursue the facts wherever they lead, unafraid to compel witnesses to testify, to hear what they have to say, to learn what we will and, after exhaustive work, reach a common conclusion, it would be a tremendous public service and one that is very much in the national interest.

Rep. Schiff on why we need a Trump-Russia investigation


Published on Mar 20, 2017

Trump Lays Plans to Reverse Obama’s Climate Change Legacy – The New York Times

A coal-fired power plant in Ghent, Ky. President Trump is expected to order a withdrawal and rewriting of Obama-era regulations intended to shut down hundreds of heavily polluting coal-fired plants. Credit Luke Sharrett for The New York Times

Listen to BBC report from 20 March 2017:


WASHINGTON — President Trump is poised in the coming days to announce his plans to dismantle the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s climate change legacy, while also gutting several smaller but significant policies aimed at curbing global warming.

The moves are intended to send an unmistakable signal to the nation and the world that Mr. Trump intends to follow through on his campaign vows to rip apart every element of what the president has called Mr. Obama’s “stupid” policies to address climate change. The timing and exact form of the announcement remain unsettled, however.

The executive actions will follow the White House’s release last week of a proposed budget that would eliminate climate change research and prevention programs across the federal government and slash the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget by 31 percent, more than any other agency. Mr. Trump also announced last week that he had ordered Scott Pruitt, the E.P.A. administrator, to revise the agency’s stringent standards on planet-warming tailpipe pollution from vehicles, another of Mr. Obama’s key climate change policies.

While the White House is not expected to explicitly say the United States is withdrawing from the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change, and people familiar with the White House deliberations say Mr. Trump has not decided whether to do so, the policy reversals would make it virtually impossible to meet the emissions reduction goals set by the Obama administration under the international agreement.

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