FROM Stephen Ennis
Putin's Media Crackdown The editor of a popular Russian news website was fired this week because it ran an interview with a pro-Ukrainian Nationalist. That editor has been replaced with someone who used to work for a pro-Kremlin publication. This is just the latest example of how Russian President Vladimir Putin is cracking down on any media organizations that don’t tout the party line. The number of independent news outlets is shrinking fast.
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.
Gov. Jerry Brown: California and China will fight climate change together President Donald Trump reportedly wants the U.S. to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, and he’s expected to announce a decision soon. California Governor Jerry Brown heads to China to strengthen climate and clean energy ties.