Going into the midterm elections, few candidates made the warming planet a keystone of their campaigns despite devastating fires and storms that scientists say have been worsened by carbon pollution. Climate change has typically been low on voters’ lists of priorities. But as a new Congress comes into power in January, that indifference could be changing. Surveys conducted for the midterms found that between 7 and 9 percent of the electorate named climate change or the environment as the top issue facing the country. Typically, the number lags around 2 percent, environmentalists say. Government Shutdown Leads to Suspension of Civil Court Cases “That’s a green wave,” said Nathaniel Stinnett, the founder of the Environmental Voter Project, a three-year-old organization that is dedicated to getting environmentalists to vote. Americans continue to voice more concern about health care, immigration, the economy and jobs, and depending on the poll, gun policy … [Read more...] about ‘A Green Wave’: Signs Point to Voters Demanding Action on Climate Change
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Donald Trump’s big, beautiful wall on the U.S.-Mexico border is at risk of crumbling before it’s even built. For over three years, Trump has promised to construct a massive wall spanning thousands of miles of the southern border, and he’s insisted that the government of Mexico would pay for it. That promise was at the heart of his victorious 2016 campaign, but in the past two years, the Trump administration has failed to secure funding from Mexico — and also Congress — to pay for the border wall. Now, Democrats are weeks away from taking control of the U.S. House of Representatives, and the new majority will almost certainly not approve any wall funding. The December 21 deadline to pass legislation funding the federal government, then, represents Trump and the GOP’s last, best shot at the wall — and the president is threatening to shut down the government if Congress does not send him a spending bill that appropriates $5 billion for the border … [Read more...] about No one knows what Trump’s wall would cost or if it would make any difference on border crossings. It may shut down the government, though.
Read more transcripts from Face the Nation here. MARGARET BRENNAN: It's Sunday, November 11th. I'm Margaret Brennan and this is FACE THE NATION. With a split decision in the midterm election for control of the House and Senate, and after igniting controversy, after controversy after controversy at home, President Trump is honoring the one hundredth anniversary of the end of World War I. But at a somber gathering today in Paris, the chill among his fellow world leaders seem to match the weather with a notable exception. We'll talk to two newsmakers who won on Tuesday, including a familiar rival of the President. With Democrats retaking control of the House, leader Nancy Pelosi hopes to regain her job as speaker. SENATOR TED CRUZ: God bless Texas. MARGARET BRENNAN: And Texas Republican Ted Cruz will also join us. What are his thoughts on the President's new immigration orders. CROWD (in unison): Brenda Snipes has got to go. MARGARET BRENNAN: … [Read more...] about Full transcript: “Face the Nation” on November 11, 2018
Laurie Kellman Associated Press Published 8:15 AM EDT Oct 4, 2018 Washington – The Trump era has, at times, been uncomfortable for Republican women, especially the six senators who will be asked to vote for Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation by week’s end. On Tuesday night, President Donald Trump ridiculed Christine Blasey Ford, who accuses Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in high school – a claim Kavanaugh denies. Recent polls show a majority of women think the Senate should not confirm Kavanaugh. But Republican women, like GOP men, are overwhelmingly sticking with the nominee. A look at how it’s playing out for female Republican senators: The critical two In the Senate, the savage national debate over power and who to believe has above all been about the math. Two GOP votes against Kavanaugh’s confirmation sink it if every Democrat votes no. That’s put a pair of female Republican senators, Maine’s Susan … [Read more...] about Tricky time for GOP female senators facing Kavanaugh vote