FROM Phoebe Zerwick
Clinic Closures Have Led to a Rise in Self-Induced Abortions Many states aside from Texas have adopted laws that have restricted access to abortion. In 23 other states, abortion clinics must become certified as surgical centers. And in 10 other states, doctors who perform abortions are required to have admitting privileges at local hospitals. That has led to the closure of so many clinics that women have begun performing their own abortions . Many of these women are using a drug called misoprostol, which was originally developed to treat ulcers.
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.
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.