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Aug 26 2021
Wildfire are normally a critical component of a healthy landscape, but these blazes are now metastasizing into monsters that obliterate ecosystems. A wildfire that would once chew through a few dozen acres of underbrush, making way for new plant growth, now burns with extreme ferocity, producing so much heat and smoke that it can generate its own thunderclouds, which light more fires. HugeMother Jones
Dec 14 2021
By building up Russian troops near Ukraine, the Kremlin has been putting pressure on the West to talk about NATO expansion. Now, amid a flurry of diplomacy, Moscow feels like it might be heard.
NATO’s ongoing expansion into Eastern Europe and former Soviet lands has been a bitter issue for Moscow for almost 30 years.
The Kremlin has watched all the former Soviet Union’s WarsawChristian Science Monitor
Oct 17 2019
Jean-Claude Juncker has promised the UK will leave the European Union on 31 October if MPs back what Boris Johnson described as an “excellent deal” during a joint appearance in Brussels.
The DUP’s refusal to support the new agreement and pledge to fight it every step of the way, however, leaves Downing Street with an uphill struggle to get Commons backing when it sits on Saturday.The Guardian
Oct 09 2019
They argue it looks like obstruction.
The Trump administration’s decision to block a key witness from testifying in the Ukraine-related impeachment inquiry isn’t a concern for House Democrats. In fact, they say that move gives them even greater ammunition for President Donald Trump’s impeachment.
Here’s why: keeping US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland away fromVox
Oct 08 2019
Impeachment will always be divisive, but exactly how it unfolds will make or break how the public views the integrity of the process.
When is an inquiry into impeachment an official impeachment inquiry?
That question is not as absurd as it sounds. The House of Representatives still has not voted on any resolution authorizing an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, asChristian Science Monitor
Oct 08 2019
The Trump administration has blocked Gordon Sondland, President Trump's ambassador to the European Union, from testifying before Congress on Tuesday.
Sondland has been a key figure in the widening Ukraine scandal involving the president, members of his Cabinet and high-ranking diplomats.
"Early this morning, the U.S. Department of State directed Ambassador Gordon Sondland not toNPR (Online News)
Oct 08 2019
The Trump administration ordered the U.S. ambassador to the European Union not to appear at a scheduled Tuesday deposition on the Ukraine controversy, triggering a fiery new clash with House Democrats as part of their impeachment inquiry.
President Trump dismissed the deposition as a "kangaroo court," as he defended the decision to block Gordon Sondland from appearing at the closed-doorFox News (Online News)
Oct 08 2019
Trump bars Gordon Sondland, key player in Ukraine controversy, from testifying in impeachment investigation
The Trump administration on Tuesday blocked a U.S. ambassador involved in orchestrating pressure on Ukraine from being deposed by House Democrats leading an impeachment inquiry.
Gordon Sondland, President Donald Trump's ambassador to the European Union, was scheduled to appear before a trio of committees Tuesday morning to answer questions about his role in pushing Ukraine's presidentUSA TODAY
Jun 10 2021
At Fort Bragg, one of the nation’s largest military installations, plans are afoot for its first commemoration of Juneteenth, highlighting the role of the Union Army in emancipation.
The Defense Department recently added a deputy inspector general for diversity and inclusion and supremacist, extremist and criminal gang activity. In February, Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III orderedNew York Times (News)
Nov 01 2021
President Joe Biden unveiled his plan for achieving net-zero climate emissions by 2050 on Monday as he met with foreign leaders at the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland.
Biden's plan will reduce greenhouse emissions by one gigaton by 2030, reduce clean energy costs, provide cleaner air and water, create thousands of good-paying union jobs and invest in a 21st-century cleanInternational Business Times