Michael Kranish

Washington Post

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Investigative Reporter at the Washington Post.

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On Monday, FBI agents raided the office, home and hotel room of Michael Cohen, President Trump’s lawyer.

Trump's personal lawyer has his own legal issues

On Monday, FBI agents raided the office, home and hotel room of Michael Cohen, President Trump’s lawyer.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

John Kerry  is now Secretary of State, and today was his first day at the office in Foggy Bottom.

John Kerry Starts First Day at State

John Kerry is now Secretary of State, and today was his first day at the office in Foggy Bottom.

from To the Point

The failed  American Insurance Group  paid 73 executives bonuses of a million dollars or more, eleven of whom are not with the company any more.

AIG Outrage Runneth Over on Capitol Hill

The failed American Insurance Group paid 73 executives bonuses of a million dollars or more, eleven of whom are not with the company any more.

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Climate change is an existential crisis. If Americans cut just one hamburger from their diet every week, it would be like taking 10 million cars off the road every year. After cutting energy use, less meat and more plant-based food add up to the easiest--and healthiest--way to reduce your carbon footprint. From the land and water needed to raise feed and the methane produced at the end of digestion, “Cattle are actually mini fossil-fuel, greenhouse gas producers.” So says Sujatha Bergen, head of health campaigns at the NRDC. As her title suggests, eliminating beef from your diet--in addition to pork and lamb-- is also better for you. She explains the trade-offs for helping to reduce climate change and says, “Starting with your fork is much less daunting for many people.”

from To the Point

The House Judiciary Committee will vote this week to formalize impeachment investigation procedures

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

Starting October 29, LAX won’t allow curbside pickup from companies like Uber and Lyft.

from Greater LA

Greta Thunberg inspired Fridays for Future--school strikes around the world.  Were the leaders of major polluters paying attention? Not according to what they told the United Nations.

from To the Point

A cartoon on the cover of the Economist says it all: leaders of the world’s two foremost democracies are scrambling to hold on. President Trump is faced with the possibility of impeachment. In the interests of Brexit, Boris Johnson is accused of lying to the Queen and defying Parliament. In both countries, voters are losing trust not just in their elected leaders but in their governments. The UK and the US aren’t alone, as the ideals of western democracy are being challenged by demagogues in other parts of the world.

from To the Point

Democrat Monique Limon announced she will run for Hannah Beth Jackson’s coveted state senate seat.

from Curious Coast

In 1950, America had the richest middle class in the world, but now U.S. workers face wage stagnation and historic wealth inequality.

from To the Point

Absolute immunity, executive privilege, crony privilege?

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

Jet aircraft, carrier task forces and tanks consume vast amounts of fossil fuel--while emitting vast amounts of greenhouse gases. The Pentagon’s carbon footprint is bigger than those of many entire nations. Now, it’s caught in the middle. It’s a massive contributor to climate change, which is threatening its mission worldwide. Seaports and airstrips are being flooded or burned out, and restoring operations costs many millions of dollars. Meantime, environmental damage is leading to instability and the prospect of international violence. Water shortages have increased tensions in the Middle East and caused new hostilities between India and Pakistan, two nuclear powers. Russia and China are taking advantage of changing conditions. Will politicians who scorn environmentalists and mistrust climate scientists listen to the warnings of military leaders?

from To the Point