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How much nuclear power the U.S. generates might surprise you

Miles down the road The most serious accident in a U.S. power plant occurred 40 years ago, and even though the small radioactive releases had no detectable health effects, the emergency helped heighten awareness and oversight. A combination of equipment malfunctions, design-related problems and worker errors led to the Three Mile Island reactor’s partial meltdown on March 28, 1979. The event brought about changes involving emergency response planning and radiation protection and significantly e...
Tags: Energy, Politics, News, California, Saudi Arabia, Environment, California News, Infographic, Georgia, Sport, World news, Soccer, Local News, Trump, Energy Department, San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station


Devin Nunes, Don Blankenship sue critics

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) is suing Twitter and several critics, including the anonymous proprietors of accounts styling themselves “Devin Nunes’s Mom” and “Devin Nunes’s Cow,” claiming defamation and other torts. Section 230, which protects Internet companies from liability for users’ postings, is likely to prove an obstacle to his claims against Twitter. [ABA Journal; Eugene Volokh, first (Section 230), second (“fighting words” doctrine inapplicable), and third (injunction that suspends enti...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, Law, Senate, Uncategorized, West Virginia, ABA Journal, Calif, Don Blankenship, Blankenship, Massey Energy, Eugene Volokh, Devin Nunes, Mike Godwin, Nunes, Libel Slander And Defamation


Conservative MP claims nearly £100 of Remembrance Day wreaths on expenses

EXCLUSIVE: Jo Churchill's claims were exposed in Taxpayer's Alliance research about MPs' Remembrance Day wreath claims [Author: Alan Selby]
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Theresa May could quit as Tory leader on THURSDAY if backbench Brexit deal passes

Theresa May's future could be decided as soon as Thursday in clamour for poll [Author: Nigel Nelson]
Tags: Politics, Theresa May, Tory, Brexit, Nigel Nelson


Mark Zuckerberg: OK, Fine, Regulate Facebook

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg—whose company has blundered its way into controversies over everything from user privacy and data breaches to amplification of extremist content and literal genocide as of late—responded to growing criticism of the tech sector by calling for more outside regulation in an op-ed in the…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, Science, Technology, Social Media, Tech Policy


Brexit: Cabinet faces COLLAPSE as 'six ministers threaten to quit over no deal'

Pro-EU politicians will reportedly resign from cabinet if Theresa May pushes forward with a no-deal Brexit [Author: Jasmine Rapson]
Tags: Politics, Eu, Theresa May, Jasmine Rapson


Labour plans to stop RBS being sold off as new strategy for economy is unveiled

EXCLUSIVE: Shadow Chancellor reveals Labour wants easier access to capital for small firms and more money for public facilities and manufacturing [Author: Keir Mudie]
Tags: Politics, Labour, Rbs, Keir Mudie


Voice of the Mirror: Theresa May's bad hand has led us to Clarke's customs union

Forget Theresa May - it's time to back Ken Clarke's plan on Brexit and move on [Author: Will Rankin]
Tags: Politics, Theresa May, Clarke, Ken Clarke, Will Rankin


Furious Tory MPs tell May: we’ll block snap Brexit election

Cabinet ministers join warning on poll as Amber Rudd leads bid to halt shift to the rightConservative MPs from across the party are threatening to vote down any attempt by Theresa May to lead them into a snap election, warning it would split the Tories and exacerbate the Brexit crisis.In a sign of the collapse in authority suffered by the prime minister, cabinet ministers are among those warning that there will be a serious campaign by Conservative MPs to vote against an election headed by May, ...
Tags: Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Article 50, Amber Rudd, Rudd, Brexit


Nelson's Column: Theresa May should have been more aware of Greeks bearing rifts

Neither a General Election nor a second referendum are the answers to Brexit, says Sunday Mirror Political Editor Nigel Nelson . But we may end up with one or the other [Author: Nigel Nelson]
Tags: Politics, Theresa May, Nelson, Brexit, Nigel Nelson


Hundreds gather for anti-Brexit protests along Irish border

Citizens and Sinn Féin leaders gather at crossing points where the North and Republic meetHundreds of people took part in a number of demonstrations on the Irish border on Saturday in opposition to Brexit.Border Communities Against Brexit (BCAB) organised the protests to mark the day after Britain had been due to leave the European Union. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, UK News, World news, Britain, Ireland, Northern Ireland, North, Sinn Féin, Brexit, European Union Continue, Democratic Unionist party (DUP, Good Friday Agreement, Brexit Border Communities Against Brexit BCAB


Tory Esther McVey says poor families 'prioritise new phones over food'

The former Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey, who was the face of Universal Credit, appeared to blame low-income families' wanting 'new phones' for poverty [Author: Luke Traynor]
Tags: Politics, Esther McVey, Luke Traynor, Tory Esther McVey


Director Alison Klayman Discusses 'The Brink', Her Reasons For Profiling Steve Bannon

NPR's Korva Coleman speaks to director Alison Klayman about her most recent film, The Brink, which follows Steve Bannon after his time in the White House and through the 2018 midterm elections.
Tags: News, White House, Npr, Steve Bannon, Alison Klayman, Korva Coleman


'This is our moment': Beto O'Rourke attacks Trump and calls for unity

Launching his White House run in El Paso, the Democrat cited the presence blocks away of migrants held behind barbed wireBeto O’Rourke speaks on the streets of El Paso, Texas. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/ReutersBeto O’Rourke, the former punk rocker from a border town in Texas, formally launched his insurgent campaign for the US presidency on Saturday by denouncing fear and division promoted by Donald Trump and calling for a revival of inclusive American democracy.Speaking to several thousand suppo...
Tags: Texas, News, Supreme Court, California, Mexico, Senate, White House, US, Sacramento, America, Joe Biden, Citizens United, Iowa, Biden, Donald Trump, Kennedy


Elizabeth Warren Declines To Criticize Barack Obama’s Leadership

HuffPost asked the Massachusetts senator about it at a presidential candidate forum on Saturday.
Tags: News, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, Barack Obama, HuffPost


Ocasio-Cortez says Green New Deal critics are making 'fools of themselves'

Congresswoman hit back at Republicans who claim her resolution would cause ‘genocide’ and the end of hamburgers Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks to the media after a televised town hall in New York on 29 March. Photograph: Jeenah Moon/Reuters Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has rounded on her Republican opponents, accusing them of making “total fools of themselves” in criticising her Green New Deal proposals. The Democratic congresswoman from New York has come under increasing attack from conservati...
Tags: New York, Texas, Science, Congress, US, Barack Obama, Atlantic, Alaska, Washington Dc, Ted Cruz, Paris, Arctic, Keystone Xl, Keystone, Msnbc, Donald Trump


GOP Scrambles To Deal With Trump’s Decision On Health Care

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s decision to revive the fight over the Affordable Care Act has stirred a political and policy debate among Republicans on how best to approach the divisive issue heading into the 2020 election. Failing to repeal and replace the ACA, otherwise known as Obamacare, is one of the biggest shortcomings of the president’s first term. It left Republicans with a broken campaign promise, dismal approval ratings and a narrative they haven’t been able to shake — tha...
Tags: Utah, Florida, News, Supreme Court, Obamacare, Republicans, Washington, Senate, White House, Massachusetts, Politico, Ap, Gop, House, Mitt Romney, Mitch McConnell


America's Government Scientists Are Eyeing a Future in Politics

PHILADELPHIA—As the Trump administration continues to attack science, scientists continue to push back, whether by joining rallies and strikes or running for office. In the next election cycle, the ranks of those choosing the latter route may include more federal government scientists, a group that has traditionally…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, America, Philadelphia, Trump, 314 Action, Government Scientists


U.S. judge scraps Trump order opening Arctic, Atlantic areas to oil leasing

A federal judge in Alaska has overturned U.S. President Donald Trump’s attempt to open vast areas of the Arctic and Atlantic oceans to oil and gas leasing. The decision issued late Friday by U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason leaves intact President Barack Obama’s policies putting the Arctic’s Chukchi Sea, part of the Arctic’s Beaufort Sea and a large swath of Atlantic Ocean off the U.S. East Coast off-limits to oil leasing. Trump's attempt to undo Obama’s protections was “unlawful” and ...
Tags: Science, Obama, Barack Obama, Atlantic, Alaska, Arctic, Donald Trump, Trump, Atlantic Ocean, U S District Court, GLEASON, Beaufort Sea, Sharon Gleason, Arctic 's Chukchi Sea


Trump's victory lap clouded by chaos

For some in the White House, Sunday seemed like the first day of the rest of Donald Trump's presidency. By Friday, it was clear that while the cloud of Robert Mueller's special counsel investigation had lifted, the pervasive disarray that marked most of Trump's time in office was not going anywhere.
Tags: News, White House, Stories, Donald Trump, Trump, Robert Mueller


Things That Are Working, and Things That Aren’t: Weekend Reads

From themes like Brexit to the Mueller report and Medicare, and places like Japan, Kosovo and Gaza, our reporters looked deep into successes, failures and cases that still have a long way to go to be figured out. Joe Mayes, Irene Garcia Perez, and Aine Quinn tell the story of businesses that are now spending millions for naught. There’s also this piece from Alan Crawford that explains how Britain’s tortured relationship with Europe just got worse.One Week Into the Mueller Report Fight, Battle...
Tags: Europe, News, White House, Britain, Gaza, Medicare, Brexit, Mueller, Robert Mueller, William Barr, Alan Crawford, Japan Kosovo, Joe Mayes Irene Garcia Perez, Aine Quinn


Sundar's Silence: The thorny factors behind the Google CEO's Trump meeting and his deafening quiet about it (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google CEO Sundar Pichai met with President Trump on Wednesday, but instead of giving his take on how the conversation went, the chief exec remained silent.  Meanwhile, the president didn't hold back, saying that Google is " totally committed to the U.S. military, not the Chinese Military."  But why would Pichai not say a word coming out of his meeting with Trump?  There could be a number of reasons, though one thing's for sure — his decision follows a trend of other tech execs making a s...
Tags: Google, Cook, Congress, Washington, White House, Satya Nadella, US, Trends, Eric Schmidt, Sundar Pichai, Pichai, Business Insider, Trump, Donald J Trump, SCHMIDT, ZIMMERMAN


Dems Face Uphill Slog To Win Senate In 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Teresa Tomlinson is a former mayor of a mid-sized city with no national profile. Yet she hopes she’ll be national Democrats’ top recruit to run for the Senate from Georgia next year — if one of the party’s rising stars, Stacey Abrams, takes a pass. “I feel comfortable I’ll be their Plan B,” says Tomlinson, 54, the first female mayor of Columbus, a minority-majority community and one of Georgia’s largest cities. Nineteen months from Election Day, a political eternity during whic...
Tags: Texas, News, Colorado, Montana, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Alabama, Georgia, Joe Biden, Ap, Austin, Democrats, Gop, New Hampshire


Grieve accuses ex-Ukip opponent of insurgency after confidence vote loss

MP says Jon Conway only joined Beaconsfield Tories to defeat confidence motionDominic Grieve has blamed a former Ukip opponent for orchestrating an insurgency of his local association which has plunged his future into doubt after he lost a confidence vote.The remain-supporting Tory MP is facing de-selection from his party after the Conservative association in his Beaconsfield constituency said it no longer had confidence in him at a “rowdy” meeting on Friday. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, Conservatives, UK News, Tory, Dominic Grieve, Brexit, Grieve, Beaconsfield, UK Independence party (Ukip, Jon Conway, Beaconsfield Tories


O’Rourke formally launches 2020 bid with 3 Texas rallies

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Beto O’Rourke is formally kicking off his presidential campaign with three rallies across his home state, where he came close enough to upsetting Sen. Ted Cruz to generate the national buzz now buoying his 2020 White House bid. The Democratic ex-congressman is holding a Saturday morning rally mere blocks from […]
Tags: Texas, News, White House, Nation, Sen Ted Cruz, EL PASO Texas AP, O'Rourke, Beto O Rourke


Trump's post-Mueller victory lap is clouded by chaos

For some in the White House, Sunday seemed like the first day of the rest of Donald Trump's presidency. By Friday, it was clear that while the cloud of Robert Mueller's special counsel investigation had lifted, the pervasive disarray that marked most of Trump's time in office was not going anywhere.
Tags: News, White House, Stories, Donald Trump, Trump, Mueller, Robert Mueller


White House in disarray: Trump's victory lap clouded by chaos

For some in the White House, Sunday seemed like the first day of the rest of Donald Trump's presidency. By Friday, it was clear that while the cloud of Robert Mueller's special counsel investigation had lifted, the pervasive disarray that marked most of Trump's time in office was not going anywhere.
Tags: White House, Cnn, Donald Trump, Trump, Robert Mueller


Many hoped the end of Mueller's probe might be a turning point for a President no longer preoccupied with an encroaching investigator

For some in the White House, Sunday seemed like the first day of the rest of Donald Trump's presidency. By Friday, it was clear that while the cloud of Robert Mueller's special counsel investigation had lifted, the pervasive disarray that marked most of Trump's time in office was not going anywhere.
Tags: News, White House, Stories, Donald Trump, Trump, Mueller, Robert Mueller


Democratic presidential hopefuls taking pitch to rural Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Several Democratic presidential candidates will make their case to Iowa farmers on Saturday — part of a broader effort to win over rural voters who have drifted to Republicans in recent years. Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota are among the White House hopefuls who will […]
Tags: News, Minnesota, White House, Massachusetts, Ap, Nation, Iowa, Amy Klobuchar, DES MOINES Iowa, Sens Elizabeth Warren


Brexit: Corbyn accuses government of 'bullying' MPs

Labour leader would not be drawn on tactics in second round of indicative votesThe Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has accused the government of running down the clock and “bullying and threatening” MPs as it tried to force through Theresa May’s Brexit deal.Speaking in Newport, south Wales, ahead of a byelection on Thursday, Corbyn also refused to say what his party’s parliamentary tactics would be during a second round of indicative votes due to take place on Monday. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, House Of Commons, Article 50, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Corbyn, Newport south Wales



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