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Why Gov. Jerry Brown is taking his climate agenda to China President Donald Trump reportedly wants the U.S. to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, and he’s expected to announce a decision soon. Meanwhile, California Governor Jerry Brown heads to China to strengthen climate and clean energy ties.
Governor Brown: On His Way to Paris On his way to the Climate Summit in Paris, Governor Jerry Brown spoke to reporters and radio hosts today. I asked him what he hopes to accomplish since California has no official role. He says California's a "catalyst" for change in the fight against greenhouse emissions. Is that's consistent with his support for fracking, diverting cap-and-trade fees to high-speed rail and watching the oil industry score a big victory in Sacramento?
Jerry Brown on His Latest Campaign for Governor If you're old enough, Jerry Brown needs no introduction. If you're not, the current Attorney General of California was Secretary of State and Governor in the 1970's. He ran for President three times, then spent eight years as Mayor of Oakland. Now he wants to be Governor all over again.
Global Warming and Health Care Reform One of Governor Schwarzenegger’s signature issues is Global Warming. He announced today that eight western states and Canadian provinces have established the common goal of reducing greenhouse gases. But Senators from Schwarzenegger’s own Republican Party denounced Democratic Attorney General Jerry Brown when he sued San Bernardino County for failing to include greenhouse gas targets in its long-term growth plan. Yesterday, that suit was settled.
California Battles E.P.A. in War on Global Warming California officials are threatening to sue the federal Environmental Protection Agency . Governor Schwarzenegger wants to reduce greenhouse gases by cutting emissions from cars, light trucks and some SUV’s. But that’s a federal prerogative unless the EPA grants a waiver.
The Race for California Attorney General California's Attorney General is Democrat Bill Lockyer, but term limits have led him to run for Treasurer . Democrat Jerry Brown wants to replace him, as does Republican Charles Poochigian . Brown, Mayor of Oakland one of the best known politicians in California, followed his father, "Pat" Brown, to the Governorship, separated by eight years of Ronald Reagan. "Pat" Brown was Attorney General before he was Governor, and now Jerry Brown wants to follow him to that office as well. Poochigian, a two-term State Senator and former Assemblyman from Fresno, is less well known and far behind in the polls. We hear from both candidates on gun control, the environment and capitol punishment.
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?