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Journal Archives

Stephen Colbert - Monologue and Opening - 4/30/18

Stephen Colbert (The Other One) On Michelle Wolf's WHCD Speech

Stephen Colbert recuses himself from commenting on Michelle Wolf's jokes because he's never performed at the White House Correspondents Dinner. But you know who has? Stephen Colbert.

John Kelly Rumored To Have Called Trump An 'Idiot'

Despite Trump's denials on Twitter, the big story on Monday was word that Chief of Staff Kelly made some very candid comments about his boss.

Stormy Daniels' Next Porno Involves Stephen Colbert

It's been announced that the adult film actress Stormy Daniels' next project will be titled the ''Fellate Show.'

Need A Location For Your Denuclearization Talks?

Description: With the location of the much anticipated Trump-Kim peace talks still up in the air, Frank's Banquet Hall throws its hat in the ring.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue May 1, 2018, 03:59 AM (9 replies)

Congress boosted spending on science and the environment, even as Trump administration tried to cut

Government agencies from the Environmental Protection Agency to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to the United States Geological Survey are breathing sighs of relief, as they will keep their federal funding or even see budget increases, thanks to a bipartisan federal spending measure enacted March 23.

A coalition of center-right Republicans and center-left Democrats voted to boost a cap on defense and domestic spending, making room for more funding for everything from fighter jets to renewable energy research. The vote also stripped most of the 80 anti-environmental measures known as riders.

There's a lot of good news in this budget for people concerned about science, the environment and climate change, says Marianne Lavelle, a Washington reporter for InsideClimate News.

The EPA, for example, faced a 30 percent cut under the budget proposed by the Trump administration. The agency had already lost 700 employees through buyouts, and the cuts would have cost an additional 2,000 jobs, but "Congress said no to that and kept them at their current budget,” Lavelle explains. “They have fewer employees than they did at the beginning of the Trump administration, but it could have been a lot worse.”

The Trump administration had wanted to get rid of USGS’s climate centers, but that, too, didn’t happen. The USGS has done some of the nation's most important studies on sea-level rise and its impact on the coasts, so research is crucial to many states, Lavelle says.

The Department of Energy also fared better than expected. The Office of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency faced a 70 percent cut under the Trump plan, but now it actually gets a nearly 13 percent increase.

More: https://www.pri.org/stories/2018-04-29/congress-boosted-spending-science-and-environment-even-trump-administration-tried

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue May 1, 2018, 01:24 AM (0 replies)

The Daily Show: Michelle Wolf's "Disgraceful" Performance at the White House Correspondents' Dinner

Michelle Wolf faces backlash for roasting Sarah Huckabee Sanders at the 2018 White House Correspondents' Dinner despite Trump's long history of hurling insults at women.

Michael Cohen Leans on the Fifth Amendment

Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen announces that he will plead the Fifth Amendment in the Stormy Daniels case, a maneuver that the president has frequently ridiculed.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue May 1, 2018, 12:11 AM (0 replies)

Seth Meyers Supports Michelle Wolf's White House Correspondents' Dinner Stand-Up

Seth responds to criticism of Michelle Wolf's performance at the White House Correspondents' Dinner.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue May 1, 2018, 12:00 AM (3 replies)

Seth Meyers - Trump's Michigan Rally Goes Off the Rails: A Closer Look

Seth takes a closer look at Trump's typically unhinged performance at a campaign rally where he attacked the press and those who protest during the national anthem, and praised Kanye West.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Mon Apr 30, 2018, 11:57 PM (5 replies)

Sources: US to propose mpg rules freeze at 2020 levels

U.S. regulators are poised to propose a freeze on fuel-efficiency standards at 2020 levels, according to two people familiar with the plan, which would erode an ambitious Obama-era initiative to curb planet-warming greenhouse gases.

A draft of the proposed rule, still being developed, outlines eight scenarios for replacing the Obama administration requirements that aimed to slash carbon dioxide emissions from cars and light trucks, said two people, who asked to speak anonymously because the deliberations are private.

The Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which are developing a proposal for the White House, will offer a range of options, the people say. But the agencies will recommend one that would freeze the target for 2020 through 2026, one of the people said.

The preferred option was earlier reported by the Los Angeles Times.

The EPA disputed that the agencies were proposing a freeze, citing ongoing discussions.

Much more: https://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/2018/04/27/trump-administration-propose-freezing-gas-mileage-rules-levels/34327119/

The Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which are developing a proposal for the White House, will offer a range of options, the people say. But the agencies will recommend one that would freeze the target for 2020 through 2026, one of the people said.
(Photo: Scott Olson / Getty Images)
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Mon Apr 30, 2018, 02:56 AM (0 replies)

Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) - 4/27/18

Monologue: Handsy Across America

Bill recaps the top stories of the week, including Bill Cosby's guilty verdict, White House drama, and budding bromances both foreign and domestic.

Ronan Farrow: War on Peace

Author and investigative journalist Ronan Farrow joins Bill to discuss his latest book, "War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence."

New Rule: Dear Roseanne

In his editorial New Rule, Bill pens an open letter to his dear friend Roseanne about a few inconsistencies in her political affiliations.

Evangelicals, Facebook, Cultural Suicide | Overtime

Bill and his guests – Ronan Farrow, Ross Douthat, Ian Bremmer, Ana Marie Cox and John Podhoretz – answer viewer questions after the show.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sat Apr 28, 2018, 07:15 AM (2 replies)

Stephen Colbert - Monologue and Opening - 4/27/18

Charlie Rose Is Going To Interview Other Men With #MeToo Scandals

In moves sure to please no one, men forced out of their jobs by sexual harassment scandals have begun to plot their comebacks.

Stephen Spreads #FakeAvengersSpoilers

With the superhero blockbuster of the year hitting theaters, Stephen is diluting the pool of rumored 'Avengers' plot lines with #FakeAvengersSpoilers.

Profiles In Discourage: Foster Friess Says The Rich Should 'Self-Tax'

Foster Friess is running for governor of Wyoming because 'our nation needs a return to civility' as opposed to another nation like, say, Zoowanatou.

One Week Older: Wear The Cone

The President worked hard to impress the French and his Friends at Fox this week, while all around him things continued to fall apart. But that didn't stop Stephen from having fun with Henry Winkler and welcoming a big announcement from Rachel Weisz.

'The Avengers' Has Too Many Superheroes

The once-exclusive Marvel club now appears to be admitting superheroes via sign-up sheet.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sat Apr 28, 2018, 03:57 AM (3 replies)

Seth Meyers: Guest Chris Hayes Talks About Trump's Surreal Fox & Friends Interview

Chris Hayes talks about President Trump's surreal Fox & Friends interview, how he processes all the scandals surrounding the administration and how the president ruins reputations.

Chris Hayes on Bill Cosby and the #MeToo Movement

Chris Hayes talks about Bill Cosby, Harvey Weinstein and covering the #MeToo movement, directing John Krasinski in a play at Brown University and taking his daughter to work.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sat Apr 28, 2018, 12:46 AM (2 replies)

Seth Meyers - Bill Cosby Found Guilty, Melania's Birthday - Monologue - 4/26/18

The Tiny Voice in the Back of Donald Trump's Head: You Hate Being President

Seth shows off some new technology that can hear the tiny voice in the back of Donald Trump's head.

Seth's Favorite Jokes of the Week: Melania's Birthday, Trump's Memory

Seth's favorite jokes from the week of April 23.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sat Apr 28, 2018, 12:40 AM (1 replies)
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