FROM Susan Nance
Ringling Brothers to Phase Out Elephants The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus have announced they’re going to phase out elephants from their shows by 2018. Elephants have been an iconic part of the circus for more than 100 years, and it’s a little hard to imagine Ringling Brothers without them. It also seemed, only recently, that they weren’t going anywhere: just a year ago, Ringling won a $16 million settlement against animal rights groups who claimed they were mistreating the animals. So what happened since to prompt this change?
How do Trump supporters feel about the Paris Accord? Globally and around the U.S., there are strong opinions whether or not the Paris Climate Accord is a good idea. The American exit is either a horrifying abdication of American leadership or a forceful and long overdue statement about U.S. sovereignty.
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.
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?
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.