The presidential transition process was slowed down today by changes in leadership and other personnel. There's what's been described as a "knife fight" between New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Trump's influential son-in-law, Jared Kushner. Mike Bender, national politics reporter for the Wall Street Journal, has more on the changes in the transition team.
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Climate scientists say the Paris Agreement on greenhouse emissions may offer the last, best chance to slow global warming. Some 200 countries are gathered in Morocco to nail down the accords -- led by the US and China. But, during his campaign, America's President-elect called global warming a hoax — invented by China. His transition team features a climate-change denier. If Trump pulls out, do the Paris Accords have a future? What about his promises to end the Obama Clean-Power Plan, dismantle the EPA and bring back coal?
World Meteorological Organization on status of the global climate in 2016
Mooney on Obama Administration's new oil and gas rule
Climate Home on UN sending Trump its climate demands
McGinley on the demise of big coal (TtP feature)
Earthjustice on the new protections from oil and gas air pollution
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Some 40 shipwrecks have been discovered in the depths of the Black Sea off the coast of Bulgaria. They've been photographed by robots using high-resolution techniques. William Broad, Pulitzer-Prize winning science reporter with the New York Times, says archeologists couldn't believe their eyes.
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Special: ‘Trump Baby’ flies over Big Ben… President Trump flies to Europe this week for meetings with NATO, the Queen and Russia’s President Putin. But the president won’t be the only Trump flying when he lands in the UK. An enormous, orange “Trump baby” balloon, complete with a diaper and cell phone is set to float just above the streets of London, for all to see. What else do British protestors have in store?
On the road to SCOTUS: Politics trumps the law Conservative Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation looks highly likely, but crucial issues won’t go away. The Supreme Court may see cases involving abortion, health care and the limits of presidential power. Can Democrats use upcoming hearings to dramatize what’s at stake--before November’s elections?
Politics and ‘incivility’ One Democrat wants Trump aides confronted in public over separating immigrant families. But her party’s leaders call that “incivility.” The question is: does moderation accomplish real change -- or is it a smokescreen for the status quo? When it comes to achieving racial equality, what’s worked and what hasn’t?
Family migration and the politics of incivility Separating immigrant families at the border may be something new, but the US has never extended the “Good Neighbor Policy” to Central America. Clinton and Bush discouraged newcomers, and Obama was called, “Deporter in Chief.” We’ll provide context ignored in mainstream media coverage.
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