Byron York

Washington Examiner / Fox News

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Byron York is the chief political correspondent at the Washington Examiner and a contributor to Fox News. He is the author of The Vast Left Wing Conspiracy: The Untold Story of the Democrats' Desperate Fight to Reclaim Power. York is a former White House correspondent and columnist for the National Review, and a former writer for American Spectator.

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Just after the President accused Barack Obama of "wiretapping" Trump Tower, WikiLeaks dumped a massive database revealing CIA hacking. Coincidence?

Trump and Russia: A real scandal or a diversion?

Just after the President accused Barack Obama of "wiretapping" Trump Tower, WikiLeaks dumped a massive database revealing CIA hacking. Coincidence?

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The Supreme Court found Obamacare to be constitutional two years ago.  Today it was asked to decide a  legal challenge .

Four Words and Seven Million Americans

The Supreme Court found Obamacare to be constitutional two years ago.  Today it was asked to decide a legal challenge .

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Recent polls by ABC News show that 51% of Americans see President Obama more as a failure than a success.

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Recent polls by ABC News show that 51% of Americans see President Obama more as a failure than a success.

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California’s relentless clean-air enforcer, Mary Nichols, has divided the automobile industry. After weeks of secret negotiations, the Chair of the State’s Air Resources Board has announced that Ford, Honda VW and BMW of America won’t go along with President Trump’s rollback of Barack Obama’s fuel-economy standards. Nichols claims it’s an “olive branch,” giving car makers the “flexibility” to clean up the air at the same time they continue to market vehicles that make the most money. Brady Dennis of the Washington Post calls it a “big deal,” even if Toyota, GM and 11 other companies revert to Trump’s new federal standards--at least for the moment. Alan Baum is a consultant for both the industry and environmental organizations. He says the four who made the deal with California have a slight lead on their competitors in developing the technology of the future, with China currently far ahead of them all. He says the western car makers are doing a poor job of educating consumers about the benefits of hybrids and electrics. Nichols’s history with the Air Resources Board goes back to the 1970’s. She was named Chair by Republican Governor Arnold Schwartenegger and reappointed by Democrats Jerry Brown and Gavin Newsom. She made an international name for herself for years ago when she blew the whistle on Volkswagen for faking emissions tests on the diesel cars it sold for decades all over the world.

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