Daily Archives: October 17, 2019

How impeachment inquiry and Senate trial could unfold

Published on Oct 17, 2019
There was confusion around the words of the Trump administration’s acting chief of staff Thursday. Mick Mulvaney first connected the delay of military aid to Ukraine with an investigation into a DNC server in 2016 but then said the two were unrelated. Meanwhile, EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland testified on Capitol Hill. Lisa Desjardins reports and joins Judy Woodruff and Yamiche Alcindor to discuss.

Rachel Maddow On Corruption In the Oil And Gas Industry | All In | MSNBC

White House confirms aid to Ukraine contingent on 2016 election probe

Published on Oct 17, 2019
The White House has admitted the Trump administration withheld millions of dollars in military assistance to Ukraine, to pressure Kiev into investigating its role in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign. The acting chief of staff said Trump held up the aid package to Ukraine, in part because of concern over corruption in the country.

Retired admiral: America is under attack from Trump

Published on Oct 17, 2019
Ret. Navy Admiral William McRaven tells CNN’s Jake Tapper why he wrote an op-ed for the New York Times, saying that America is under attack from President Donald Trump.

China a Rising Destination for Higher Education

CGTNOct 17, 2019

While Chinese international students have become a staple in Western institutions in recent years, China has become an attractive choice, as Chinese universities become more competitive worldwide. According to the Times Higher Education World University Ranking for 2020, there are six universities from the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong that are now in the top 100, with Tsinghua University and Peking University leading the pack at 23rd and 24th. While international students traditionally came to China for language and culture immersion, more enlist in other universal courses such as science and engineering. As the world’s second largest economy, how far has China expanded its global academic outreach?

Rep. Adam Smith On Trump’s Meeting Meltdown: ‘Very Dismissive And Very Insulting’ | All In | MSNBC

MSNBC Oct 16, 2019

Rep. Adam Smith describes the President’s attempt to defend his disastrous decision to pull troops from Syria during a closed-door meeting with top lawmakers. Aired on 10/16/19.

Trump Has ‘Meltdown’ As Giuliani Faces Criminal Probe | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC

MSNBC Oct 17, 2019

Rudy Giuliani is under intense heat as a fourth associate linked to him and Ukraine was arrested by the FBI. More witnesses are coming forward in the impeachment probe against Donald Trump, as State Department official Michael McKinley testified he resigned over the firing of former U.S. Ambassador, arguing politics was getting in the way of foreign policy. The Daily Beast’s Betsy Woodruff Swan analyzes more Trump allies coming forward because they are thinking about ‘life after Trump.’ Aired on 10/16/19.

The great death of insects | DW Documentary (Ecology documentary)

DW Documentary Oct 17, 2019

Insects are dying out and scientists and environmentalists are sounding the alarm. Our film team meets entomologists, farmers, scientists, chemical companies and politicians in a bid to lay bare the causes of insect mortality. Insects aren’t really likeable. They sting, bite, transmit diseases and frighten children. But, on the other hand, they are also fascinating: 480 million years ago, insects were the first animals to learn to fly, and they took over the Earth. Even now, they are fundamental to life on Earth, and are at the beginning of the food chain on which all human beings are ultimately dependent. But insect numbers worldwide are dropping, creating a rupture of the food chain. Environmentalists and scientists are now extremely worried. Landscape ecology professor Alexandra-Maria Klein from Freiburg, for example, has been researching the effects of human interventions in natural environments for decades and has launched an experiment in a fruit plantation on Lake Constance: What happens when insects disappear? An ominous silence is settling on places that were once humming and buzzing. Why are the insects dying? Author Christoph Würzburger takes a journey into the fascinating world of insects and meets entomologists, farmers, scientists, chemical companies and politicians in a search for the causes of insect mortality.

IMF lowers forecasts over trade battles

Published on Oct 16, 2019
The International Monetary Fund says trade battles have put the global economy in a precarious position. On October 15, the organization revealed that it had lowered its global growth forecast for 2019 to three percent, down 0.2 percentage points from its July estimation. The IMF noted that it was the slowest pace since the global financial crisis. The IMF also revised down its global growth projection for 2020 to 3.4 percent, 0.1 percentage points lower from its July estimate. Meanwhile, the IMF expects U.S. economic output to fall half a percent next year, while China’s drops two percent.

The Honorable Rosa DeLauro – Chubb Fellowship Address – October 2019

YaleUniversityScheduled for Oct 24, 2019

Representative Rosa DeLauro – 2019 Fall Chubb Fellow, delivers the Chubb Fellowship Address at 5:15pm on Thursday October 24th in the at Yale University Law School, 127 Wall St. in the Levinson Auditorium