FROM Clifford Pearson
Engineers and Elections If you've been following this presidential campaign you will know that Republican front-runner Donald Trump is really excited about his US-Mexico border wall. Building -- as in rebuilding the country's infrastructure -- is frequently mentioned, at least by Trump and the Democratic candidates. Trump often invokes China's Great Wall, and that country's boom in construction of bridges, dams and high speed rail. It turns out that eight out of China's top nine government officials are scientists or engineers. Is there a connection between innovation and the types of politicians we elect?
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.
Accusations of lying fly between James Comey and White House During his testimony Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump and other White House officials of lying when they said the FBI was in disarray and its staff had lost confidence in him. President Trump’s lawyer said Comey was wrong -- that the president never asked for his loyalty, and never asked him to back off the investigation into former NSA director Michael Flynn.