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Climate Progress : The other, mostly forgotten, time that Trump bragged about sexual harassment

As the #MeToo movement continues to gather steam, toppling powerful man after powerful man, attention is finally returning to the elephant in the room: the numerous allegations of sexual misconduct against President Donald Trump. Many immediately associate the allegations with the infamous Access Hollywood tape — on which Trump was caught bragging about grabbing women by

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Climate Progress : Even the Trump administration’s own analysis shows the GOP tax plan won’t pay for itself

On Monday, the U.S. Treasury Department finally released its analysis of the GOP tax plan: a single page report that essentially concedes the analysis by the Joint Committee on Taxation is correct. According to the Treasury analysis, the tax plan will cost an estimated $1.5 trillion dollars, while raising only $408 billion in revenue, leaving

2017-12-11 21:43   Click to comment

Climate Progress : Simeon Booker, a trailblazing chronicler of segregated America, dies at 99

During the turbulent and segregated days in the middle of the last century, Simeon Booker, a fearless and ambitious journalist for Ebony and Jet magazines, journeyed into the depths of Dixie to document the brutality of racism. Perhaps best known as the man who shocked America with his honest and revealing reporting on the death

2017-12-11 21:01   Click to comment

Climate Progress : GOP figures are coming out against Roy Moore, but it’s too little, too late

A growing number of powerful Republicans have begun to speak out against U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore in the days leading up to the Alabama special election for Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ vacant seat. Unfortunately, with the polls opening in less than 24 hours — and Moore seemingly in the lead despite allegations of child

2017-12-11 20:52   Click to comment

Climate Progress : Another state to warn CHIP families that insurance might end because Congress failed to act

On Monday, Virginia officials began notifying families, who receive coverage through the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), that the program may end on January 31st if the federal government does not adequately fund it soon; WAMU 88.5 reporter Selena Simmons-Duffin first reported the news. Congress failed to reauthorize funding for CHIP on September 30th. Now, 65,000

2017-12-11 20:41   Click to comment

Climate Progress : Right-wing group sends 12-year-old girl to interview Roy Moore

A pro-Trump group arranged this week to have a 12-year-old girl interview Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, whose special election campaign is entering its final 24 hours. Millie March went viral at the Conservative Party Action Conference (CPAC) in February, where she offered a full-throttle defense of President Trump’s legislative agenda. Since then, she has

2017-12-11 19:48   Click to comment

Climate Progress : The White House’s audacious new lie about the women accusing the president of sexual abuse

This morning, three women who have accused Trump of sexual assaulting them appeared on Megyn Kelly’s talk show, sharing new details of what they say was abuse at the hands of the president. They are among at least 14 women who accuse Trump of sexual assault. In response, the White House issued a statement claiming

2017-12-11 19:00   Click to comment

Climate Progress : What is going on with Lindsey Graham?

Onetime Trump critic Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has apparently become the president’s biggest cheerleader. Two years ago this week, Graham urged the Republican party to tell then-candidate Donald Trump to “go to Hell.” “You know how you make America great again? Tell Donald Trump to go to hell,” Graham said on CNN in December 2015. In

2017-12-11 18:02   Click to comment

Climate Progress : Here are all of the women who have accused Roy Moore of sexual impropriety

Over the past month, eight women have come forward to accuse Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore of behaving inappropriately toward them — and in some cases, assaulting them — when most of them were minors and he was in his 30s. Moore hasn’t responded to the individual accusations and recently said he has never met

2017-12-11 17:36   Click to comment

Climate Progress : These ‘pro-life’ voters say they can’t cast a vote for Roy Moore

Conventional wisdom says that Republican candidates always get the anti-abortion vote. But the current cultural reckoning with sexual assault is complicating this already complex issue for voters. Some Alabama constituents who identify as “pro-life,” and who say they use abortion as their guiding principal in the voting booth, are rejecting Republican candidate for Senate Roy

2017-12-11 17:04   Click to comment

Climate Progress : The Supreme Court hits pause on gay rights

For the second time in a week, the Supreme Court signaled on Monday that it may no longer be a friendly place for victims of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. The Court announced Monday that it will not hear Evans v. Georgia Regional Hospital, a surprising decision given that the question presented in Evans — whether

2017-12-11 16:59   Click to comment

Climate Progress : Roy Moore said taking away the right of women to vote would ‘eliminate many problems’

In 2011, Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore agreed with a radio host known for promoting conspiracy theories that the United States would be better off if the seventeen constitutional amendments that followed the original Bill of Rights were repealed. “That would eliminate many problems,” Moore said in audio unearthed by CNN. “You know people don’t

2017-12-11 16:27   Click to comment

Climate Progress : ‘What a pervert he is’: Trump’s accusers provide new details of sexual harassment

President Trump called Jessica Leeds a “c**t” after allegedly groping her on an airplane in the late 1970’s, Leeds said on Megyn Kelly Today Monday morning. Three years after the incident, Leeds said she ran into Trump when she was working at a fundraising gala in New York City. “I knew and I recognized him, immediately,”

2017-12-11 16:20   Click to comment

Climate Progress : With Roy Moore in hiding, Doug Jones makes his final pitch to black voters

BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA — With two days to go until Election Day, Doug Jones visited three black churches in Birmingham on Sunday to make a final pitch to African American voters. Roy Moore, who hasn’t made a public appearance in days, didn’t attend his own church services. Flanked by Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Rep. Terry

2017-12-11 13:06   Click to comment

Climate Progress : 2017 was a year of female rage

Allie, a biracial teenager who trusts the voice in her head more than any of the voices outside, braces herself as her foster father climbs the stairs to her room. He’s going to rape her. He always does. Except this time it’s different. “Nothing special has happened today; no one can say she was more

2017-12-11 13:00   Click to comment

Climate Progress : Here’s what’s at stake for the 21 kids suing the Trump administration over climate change

On Monday, a group of 21 youth plaintiffs currently suing the federal government over climate change will go before a federal court to argue that their case — which legal experts have classified as a groundbreaking piece of climate litigation — should be allowed to proceed to trial. On the other side of the court

2017-12-11 13:00   Click to comment

Climate Progress : Fox News revels in injury to U.S. Olympic skiing champion Lindsey Vonn

Lindsey Vonn, the most successful American ski racer in history, suffered a back injury while competing at the World Cup in Switzerland, threatening her participation in the Olympic games next year. Fox News could barely contain its glee. In an article posted without a byline, the network quickly connected Vonn’s injury to her criticism of President

2017-12-10 18:18   Click to comment

Climate Progress : Kate Winslet almost didn’t work with alleged child sex abuser Woody Allen because he’s so ‘quirky’

Why would an actress be nervous about working with Woody Allen? One would think, not unreasonably, that allegations that he sexually abused his daughter, Dylan Farrow, when she was a child, would be of paramount concern. But for Kate Winslet, who was early to the denounce-Harvey-Weinstein party — the Oscar-winning actress made a point of

2017-12-10 16:03   Click to comment

Climate Progress : Senior Alabama GOP Senator urges voters to reject Roy Moore

Alabama’s senior senator, Republican Richard Shelby, went on CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday to urge his constituents to join him in voting against GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore in Tuesday’s special election for the state’s other seat. “I didn’t vote for Roy Moore. But I wrote in a distinguished Republican name. And I think a lot of

2017-12-10 14:37   Click to comment

Climate Progress : Is Trump going to fire Mueller? 6 disturbing signs.

No one really knows what Donald Trump will do next — not even Donald Trump. But with Robert Mueller racking up indictments and 2017 drawing to a close, there are several indications that Trump is considering sacking the special counsel. Firing Mueller would not be easy. Under current regulations, only Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed

2017-12-10 03:19   Click to comment

Climate Progress : Forgetting his administration’s efforts to limit voter access, Trump lauds voting rights heroes

On Saturday, President Donald Trump offered brief remarks at the opening ceremony in Jackson, Mississippi for the state’s new Civil Rights Museum. The event was saddled with controversy that the organizers did not anticipate nor desire, as the president, distrusted by many black leaders, prompted prominent civil rights figures to boycott the opening ceremonies. Trump avoided

2017-12-09 21:05   Click to comment

Climate Progress : Trump talks about ‘sick’ system while Obama warns about dangers to democracy

During a rally in Pensacola, Florida on Friday night, President Donald Trump responded to chants from the crowd to “lock her up” by railing against the “rigged system” in the United States. “Look, it’s being proven we have a rigged system,” Trump said. “Doesn’t happen so easy. But this system, there will be a lot

2017-12-09 18:55   Click to comment

Climate Progress : Trump political surrogate calls John Lewis ‘irrelevant,’ cheers Trump civil rights museum speech

On Fox & Friends Saturday morning, former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke denigrated Congressman John Lewis (D-GA), a civil rights icon, as “irrelevant” and “reduced to a caricature” in response to Lewis’ decision not to attend the opening of Mississippi’s civil rights museum. Lewis announced he would not attend the opening because, as he said in

2017-12-09 18:08   Click to comment

Climate Progress : Uranium firm lobbied Trump administration to scale back Bears Ears National Monument

A uranium company lobbied the Trump administration to shrink the size of Bears Ears National Monument in Utah months before President Trump announced that he would be reducing the monument by more than 1 million acres, according to documents obtained by the Washington Post. The campaign — along with the administration’s eventual decision to drastically

2017-12-09 16:32   Click to comment

Climate Progress : Former Fox News anchor accuses Donald Trump of trying to kiss her after lunch meeting

A former Fox News anchor named Julia Huddy said on Friday that just over ten years ago, Donald Trump kissed her on the lips in an elevator after they had a lunch meeting at Trump Tower. Later, he told a group of people that he had tried hitting on her unsuccessfully. “He went to say

2017-12-09 14:24   Click to comment

Climate Progress : Trent Franks used his wife’s infertility to justify his sudden resignation

Arizona Rep. Trent Franks (R) announced Friday he would resign from office effectively immediately, rather than waiting until January 31, 2018, as he had announced on Thursday. Franks resignation comes on the heels of a House Ethics Committee investigation that found he had asked two of his female staffers to be a surrogate for his

2017-12-08 22:52   Click to comment

Climate Progress : Schools often fail to provide quality education on dating violence — and students pay the price

Dating violence in high school is all too prevalent and has lasting consequences. But schools aren’t doing enough to address the problem. Research has shown that 17 out of 20 high school girls are physically hurt and four out of 20 are sexually coerced when dating. These experiences affect young people’s health throughout their lives, as

2017-12-08 19:50   Click to comment

Climate Progress : Venezuela’s economic crisis deepens as U.S. sticks with sanctions that hit ordinary people hardest

Venezuela’s downward spiral — economically and politically — is hitting a critical low point. Low oil prices and currency controls have lead to a major shortage of basic food supplies, as well as medicines; the country’s pharmaceutical association estimates there is an 85 percent shortage of drugs there now. So far, the U.S. response to

2017-12-08 19:29   Click to comment

Climate Progress : Man pleads with Jeff Flake to vote down the tax plan and save his life

One of Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ)’s last major votes before retirement could be a death sentence for tens of thousands of Americans. One of them is Ady Barkan, a 33-year-old California father living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), who, during a Thursday night flight from Washington D.C. to Phoenix, Arizona, asked Flake to cast a

2017-12-08 19:11   Click to comment

Climate Progress : Right-wing media falsely discredits Roy Moore accuser

In a Friday morning interview with ABC’s Good Morning America, Beverly Young Nelson, the woman who presented her high school yearbook she said was signed by Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore, altered the story she originally told during a press conference in November. At the original press conference, Nelson said Moore had signed the yearbook,

2017-12-08 18:48   Click to comment

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