FROM Eric Whitney
GOP candidate body slams a reporter Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte has been charged with misdemeanor assault after reportedly grabbing reporter Ben Jacobs by the throat and slamming him to the ground. Jacobs had been asking him about the Republican health care bill. Gianforte is running for Congress in a special election taking place in Montana today.
A friend to the fossil fuel industry up for post running US public lands Trump’s Interior Secretary nominee, Rep. Ryan Zinke of Montana, had his Senate confirmation today. He says he’s a fan of conservationist Teddy Roosevelt, but he supports increased drilling and mining on public lands, and questions that climate change is man-made.
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.
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.