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Obama calls Trump "unfit" to serve, urges GOP to drop support 6 MIN, 9 SEC

President Obama is playing a major role in this year's campaign and today he repeated his assessment of Donald Trump, calling him "unfit to be president." The President said if either John McCain or Mitt Romney had defeated him, there still would have been disagreements… but that either of them could have done the job."But that's not the situation here. And that's not just [his] opinion, that's the opinion of prominent Republicans. So there has to come a time when you say "Enough."

The President made the comments in a press conference with Singapore's Prime Minister, who was at the White House to talk up the TransPacific Partnership, the trade deal opposed by both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Josh Lederman, White House reporter for Associated Press, has more.

Josh Lederman, Associated Press (@joshledermanAP)

Watch Obama's entire press conference
Rep. Richard Hanna's letter on Trump being "unfit," his support for Clinton

Climate Change: Politics and Reality 32 MIN, 34 SEC

Climate change is a big part of Hillary Clinton's campaign and the Democratic platform. Donald Trump and the GOP call it a hoax with no basis in science. Meantime, temperatures in Kuwait are rising to historic highs, and melting ice in the Arctic is changing the lives of nomadic native Alaskans. Extreme weather apparently is becoming the norm, and climate scientists are working faster to connect the dots between heat waves and global warming. We update some facts on the ground and hear how the climate change is playing in the presidential campaign.

Randall Cerveny, Arizona State University / UN World Meteorological Organization (@WMO)
Jimmy Stotts, Inuit Circumpolar Council Alaska (@ICC_Alaska)
Gavin Schmidt, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (@ClimateOfGavin)
Chris Mooney, Washington Post (@chriscmooney)

World Meteorological Organization examines reported record temperature of 54°C in Kuwait
Inuit Circumpolar Council-Alaska on how to assess the arctic from an Inuit perspective
Mooney on why this could finally be the election where climate change matters
A stunning prediction of climate science — and basic physics — may now be coming true
Paris Climate Agreement

Unscientific America

Chris Mooney

Courts strike down restrictive voter laws in two states 52 MIN, 27 SEC

In the past 10 days, federal courts have issued major decisions against Republican-backed restrictions designed to curb so-called "voter fraud" in Texas, Wisconsin, Michigan, Kansas, Ohio and North Carolina.  Voting rights advocates say the tide is turning against what they call "voter suppression."  Kristen Clarke, President of the nonprofit Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights under Law, says these recent decisions demonstrate strong support for voting rights.

Photo by Michael Fleshman

Kristen Clarke, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights under Law (@KristenClarkeJD)

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