This video was published on YouTube on June 2, 2017.
Bill de Blasio signed an executive order today that promised New York
City would commit to the principles enshrined in the Paris Climate
Agreement following President Trump’s announcement that he would
formally withdraw the nation from the accord.
The crisis of Donald Trump’s collusion
with the Russian Federation has given rise to a new term online: citizen
journalists. This new “job title” has emerged because, frankly, the
major media outlets upon which we depend have failed to keep up with the sheer
torrent of new, alarming updates on the perversion of American governance. The
actions of the Trump Administration and its complicit legislative branch
produce so many questions that, in some sense, it is entirely understandable
that the traditional news media cannot react promptly enough to brace for the
next hideous update.
That said, much of the media’s failure
to keep up with Trump-Russia is that they lack a deep enough pool of talent to
understand the complexities of the matter, which are legion:
and national security
data and social networks
extreme political movements
Plus, the Trump-Russia story is about an
extraordinary combination of the above at an unusual moment in American
political life. It makes sense that no one news outlet could maintain in-house
talent – or even a network of freelancers – that could piece together
narratives in time for the next outrage.
Enter the citizen journalists
Into this void stepped the
so-called citizen journalists. Armed with specialized skills from
their careers and alarmed for the future of their country, a new group of
voices have emerged. Velocity being the most important factor, citizen
journalists have mainly emerged from Twitter, where the rapid-fire flow of data
and social networking suit this mission the best.
In a few short months, people like Dr. Sarah Kendzior, Andrea Chalupa, John Schindler, Louise Mensch, Claude Taylor, and many
others have attracted hundreds of thousands of followers as citizens search for
some sense of just what the hell might be going on in the surreal nightmare of
Trump’s administration. Drawing from their own deep professional experiences,
they and others have transcended the bounds of traditional journalism and shown
the public just where this awful story was headed – and why to keep hope alive.
Bloomberg Philanthropies said Friday it will pull
together $15 million to "support the operations" of the United Nation's
Framework Convention on Climate Change, the arm of the UN that
coordinates the Paris pact.
The $15 million
would cover the U.S. share of the convention's operating budget,
according to Bloomberg spokesperson Carl Pope. The money will come from
Bloomberg Philanthropies and its partners.
"The pledge aims to
fill a significant funding gap that comes as a result of President
Donald Trump's announced withdrawal from the Paris agreement and
proposed steep budget cuts for international programs, including on
climate," the Bloomberg Philanthropies statement reads.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer and EPA Administrator Scott
Pruitt briefed reporters on the president’s agenda, including his
decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement. Other topics
included the latest figures on jobs and the unemployment rate, the White
House petitions to the Supreme Court to consider reinstating the
president’s executive order on travel and refugees, and the waiver
signed by the president to keep the U.S. embassy in Israel in Tel Aviv
instead of moving it to Jerusalem as he promised during his campaign.
Calling climate change an issue of “environmental justice,” House
Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi challenges President Trump on his
decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement and asks him how
he will explain it to his grandchildren.
Speaking at the publishing industry’s annual convention, BookExpo
America, in New York City, Hillary Clinton discusses her forthcoming
memoir, calling it “an emotional catharsis.” She also pledges to support
the “resistance” to the Trump presidency.
June 2, 2017, Southampton - Governor Cuomo commented on President
Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate
Accord and what New York State is doing to combat climate change.
The Fate of 16.8 Million Enrollees Rests on 20 GOP Senators from 14 States
By Jeffrey Young and Alissa Scheller
Senate is on the verge of debating legislation to repeal and “replace”
the Affordable Care Act, and Medicaid is on the chopping block.
Whatever happens next with Obamacare
repeal and the future of Medicaid will depend in large measure on
whether GOP senators choose to fight for the combined 16.8 million of
their constituents on Medicaid, including 4.3 million who gained
Medicaid coverage because of the Affordable Care Act, according to data
from state agencies compiled by HuffPost.
This article was originally
published on February 13, 2012.
Feb. 12, 1970, was a historic day on
Wall Street. For the first time in the 178-year history of the New York Stock
Exchange, a black man joined the trading community on the exchange floor.
Joseph L. Searles III, the Newburger,
Loeb & Co. partner who achieved this milestone, took a meandering route
to the Street. He had been a professional football player for the New York
Giants and later made a name for himself in politics as an aide to New York
City Mayor John Lindsay. But Searles's experience in finance was extremely
The New York Times article announcing
his proposed membership on Jan. 31, 1970, read, "The poised and assured
Mr. Searles said that he had never owned any stocks or bonds and that his
modest stake in the Newburger, Loeb partnership represented his first
Although Searles was the first black
trader on the exchange's floor, he was technically not its first black member.
That distinction goes to Clarence B. Jones -- counsel and speechwriter to
Martin Luther King Jr. -- who became an allied member of the exchange in 1967
when he was named a partner at Carter, Berlind & Weill Inc. As an
allied member, Jones had voting stock in a member firm, but he didn't have
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Secret Service is investigating about the same
number of threats against Donald Trump as it did against the last
several presidents, the agency's new director said Thursday.
"The number of threats has been fairly
constant over the past 10 years, about six to eight a day," said
Randolph Alles, who became Secret Service director barely a month ago.
He spoke the day after comedian Kathy Griffin
was strongly condemned for posing in photographs holding up a likeness
of a bloody severed head resembling Trump. She later apologized.
Officials have declined to discuss her case, but such actions in the
past have normally resulted in a visit from Secret Service agents to
assess a person's intent.