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The Daily Show: The Donald J. Trump Tour of New York City

Join Michael Kosta for a tour of Donald Trump's childhood home, his opulent 5th avenue fortress and all the other places that brought the 45th president of the United States many years of litigation and bankruptcy in the Bigly Apple.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Mon May 20, 2019, 11:15 PM (0 replies)

The Daily Show: Extreme Anti-Abortion Laws Passed in Alabama, Missouri and Georgia

With the GOP’s decades-old plan to overturn Roe v. Wade’s protections on abortion rights, Republican-controlled states across the country pass intentionally unconstitutional abortion bans, hoping to have Roe re-adjudicated by the now conservative-majority Supreme Court.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Mon May 20, 2019, 11:07 PM (0 replies)

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) - Death Investigations

America’s system for conducting death investigations is a mess. John Oliver explains why we should all be a little more concerned about fixing it.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Mon May 20, 2019, 02:32 AM (9 replies)

BP pushed for Arctic drilling rights after Trump's election

Despite PR damage over earlier spills, documents show oil firm pressed for reduced regulation

BP stepped up its campaign to be allowed to drill for oil in the Arctic sea and an Alaskan wildlife refuge after Donald Trump was elected president, according to documents that detail the British firm’s lobbying efforts.

Documents written by BP and oil industry groups show how the oil “supermajor” seized on the opportunity presented by Trump’s 2016 election victory to expand its offshore business, just seven years after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Areas it targeted include the Arctic sea, where experts have warned an oil spill could be an ecological disaster, as well as the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), not far from where BP spilled 222,000 gallons of oil at Prudhoe Bay in 2006.

Despite the reputational damage it had suffered after successive spills, BP played a key role in lobbying the government to loosen restrictions on oil drilling, according to documents obtained by Greenpeace’s investigative unit, Unearthed and shared with the Guardian.

Within a year of taking office, the president sought to overturn drilling bans introduced under the Obama administration in the wake of the 2010 spill, in which millions of gallons of oil spewed into the sea off the US south coast.

In February 2017, a month after Trump’s inauguration, the American Petroleum Institute (API), of which BP is a member, wrote to the Department of the Interior calling for the reversal of an executive order by Barack Obama in 2014 banning oil drilling in large areas of the Atlantic and Arctic.

Much more: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/may/19/bp-pushed-for-arctic-drilling-rights-after-trump-election

Dead porgy fish stuck in oil near Port Sulphur, Louisiana. The 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was one of the largest environmental disasters in American history. Photograph: Sean Gardner/Reuters

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Mon May 20, 2019, 01:25 AM (0 replies)

States aren't waiting for the Trump administration on environmental protections

More than a dozen states are moving to strengthen environmental protections to combat a range of issues from climate change to water pollution, opening a widening rift between stringent state policies and the Trump administration’s deregulatory agenda.

In recent months, Hawaii, New York and California have moved to ban a widely used agricultural pesticide linked to neurological problems in children, even as the administration has resisted such restrictions. Michigan and New Jersey are pushing to restrict a ubiquitous class of chemical compounds that have turned up in drinking water, saying they can no longer wait for the Environmental Protection Agency to take action.

Colorado and New Mexico have adopted new policies targeting greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel drilling and limiting where these operations can take place. And more than a dozen states have adopted policies that would force automakers to produce more fuel-efficient cars than required by federal standards.

The growing patchwork of regulations is creating uncertainty for American businesses as state lawmakers vie to change rules that, in past administrations, were more likely to be set at the federal level.


Since President Trump took office, his administration has scaled back numerous environmental rules enacted under President Barack Obama and declined to impose federal limits on some contaminants and pesticides. The Trump administration also has reversed course on climate change, refusing to embrace the limits on greenhouse gas emissions that the federal government previously had pledged to adopt under an international agreement.

Much more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/states-arent-waiting-for-the-trump-administration-on-environmental-protections/2019/05/19/5dc853fc-7722-11e9-b3f5-5673edf2d127_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.432be9bd1071

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Mon May 20, 2019, 12:58 AM (0 replies)

SNL: Ouija

A group of girls (Cecily Strong, Aidy Bryant, Kate McKinnon, Ego Nwodim, Heidi Gardner) summon a demon (Melissa Villaseñor) using a Ouija board.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sun May 19, 2019, 05:14 AM (0 replies)

SNL - The View: Pete Buttigieg

The women of The View (Leslie Jones, Aidy Bryant, Kate McKinnon, Cecily Strong, Melissa Villaseñor) welcome Pete Buttigieg (Paul Rudd) to the show.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sun May 19, 2019, 02:11 AM (1 replies)

SNL: Weekend Update

Trump's Iran Conflict Confusion

Weekend Update anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che tackle the week's biggest news, like Trump's administration overhauling immigration and considering war with Iran.

Jeanine Pirro on Her Fox News Suspension

Fox News host Jeanine Pirro (Cecily Strong) stops by Weekend Update to talk about losing advertisers after the comments she made about Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar.

Colin Jost and Michael Che Switch Jokes

Weekend Update anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che tackle the week's biggest news and make each other tell jokes they've never seen to close out Season 44.

Leslie Jones on Alabama's Abortion Ban

Leslie Jones stops by Weekend Update to comment on Alabama passing an abortion ban in an effort to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sun May 19, 2019, 02:04 AM (16 replies)

SNL: Don't Stop Me Now Cold Open

President Trump (Alec Baldwin) and members of his administration share their summer plans.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sun May 19, 2019, 01:12 AM (7 replies)

Stephen Colbert - Guest Scott Pelley: The Most Important, Underreported News Story

Truth Worth Telling' author Scott Pelley says that the story a news program leads with isn't necessarily the most important thing that happened that day.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sat May 18, 2019, 04:11 AM (6 replies)
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