FROM Elizabeth Cochran
Will California Get its Quake Warning System Before the ‘Big One’ Hits? We in California know we’re living on borrowed time and that the ‘Big One’ is coming. Any day now the state will experience a major earthquake, and yet, California does not have a statewide public early warning system , something that Japan and Mexico have had for the over a decade. Now Governor Jerry Brown wants the state to help pay for one and he’s earmarking $10 million for it in his latest budget. That’s a shift for the Governor, who previously wanted the system to be entirely paid for by private sources and the federal government.
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?
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.
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.
Previewing James Comey's blockbuster testimony Former FBI director James Comey testifies Thursday in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, but his opening statement has been released. In it, he says he felt pressured by Donald Trump to declare loyalty to him and publicly clear him of any wrongdoing in the Russia investigation.