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Trumps Earth day tweet




Robert Maguire‏Verified account @RobertMaguire_ 2h2 hours ago

Replying to @realDonaldTrump

This is literally one of the very first things the Trump administration did http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/donald-trump-barack-obama-environment-guns-congress-coal-drinking-water-a7560916.html?amp


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Robert Maguire‏Verified account @RobertMaguire_ 2h2 hours ago
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Robert Maguire‏Verified account @RobertMaguire_ 2h2 hours ago

Trump picked one of the Environmental Protection Agency's top critics to head...the Environmental Protection Agency


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Robert Maguire‏Verified account @RobertMaguire_ 2h2 hours ago

Pruitt is staffing the EPA w staff from Sen James "Only God can cause climate change" Inhofe's office, bc of course https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/07/us/politics/scott-pruitt-environmental-protection-agency.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0

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Trump now says the 100-day metric is "ridiculous." Let's look back at his earlier promises for the

George Takei‏Verified account @GeorgeTakei 21h21 hours ago

Trump now says the 100-day metric is "ridiculous." Let's look back at his earlier promises for the first 100.

Oh myyy. Now it's awkward.


Ryan promises to keep government open and makes no promises on health care

Source: washington post

By Kelsey Snell April 22 at 4:46 PM

House leaders told GOP lawmakers Saturday that they plan to devote their energy this week to keeping the federal government open, conspicuously avoiding an immediate commitment to take up health care despite pledges to do so by conservatives and the White House.

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.), speaking on a conference call with GOP members, offered no specific plan on how or when lawmakers might see details of a new proposal to revise the Affordable Care Act, which White House officials promised would receive a vote by Wednesday.

Ryan also made clear that his top priority was to pass a stopgap spending bill to keep government open past April 28, an objective that requires Democratic support. “Wherever we land will be a product the president can and will support.” Ryan said, according to a senior GOP aide on the call.

The call comes as GOP leaders find themselves trapped between proving that they can complete basic tasks of governing such as funding the government, while also meeting the demands of President Trump, who is looking for a legislative win ahead of his 100th day in office next Saturday.


Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/ryan-promises-to-keep-government-open--and-makes-no-promises-on-health-care/2017/04/22/2f9aeaea-2769-11e7-b503-9d616bd5a305_story.html?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.1b0f0993cf07

Washington Post‏Verified account @washingtonpost

House Speaker Paul Ryan promises to keep government open — and makes no promises on health care

lew‏ @toolewlew 36m36 minutes ago

Serious Q- does anyone have any respect for @SpeakerRyan anymore? Is there any trust after the lies he's told?
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Kellie H‏ @kellie4653 29m29 minutes ago


freedom matters‏ @carlhurdmba 37m37 minutes ago

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#ScienceMarch Merkel is a scientist-PLUS understands trade-Plus not in bed with Putin **See postere

Lordy lordy--Trump really made a fool of himself with Merkel!!

LOVETRUMPSHATE‏ @safeagain1 40m40 minutes ago

#ScienceMarch Merkel is a scientist - PLUS understands trade - Plus not in bed with Putin #TheResistance #TrumpRussia #TrumpRussia pic.twitter.com/ycL2SFzIbl


Trump's original tax plan from his campaign website...

I never did log onto his website.

I really do not know what the tweeter means by his comment.

Brian Klaas‏Verified account @brianklaas 4m4 minutes ago

This was Trump's original tax plan, in its entirety, on his campaign website. Just write "I win," and send it to IRS


Christine Triebsch‏ @ChristineForGA Canvassing today. But in our hearts, we're marching

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Christine Triebsch‏ @ChristineForGA Apr 14

We're poised to make history in GA in 2 races! Let's #turn32blue #flipthe6th Thank you @sallyalbright @galvanizega Double Flip! Vote Tues.
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Christine Triebsch‏ @ChristineForGA 1h1 hour ago

Canvassing today. But in our hearts, we're marching! #ScienceMarch


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Christine Triebsch‏ @ChristineForGA 20h20 hours ago

Dr. #TeamChristine recommends fun and meeting new people for your canvassing needs. We'll show you how! Beginners welcome! Tomorrow @ 1:30!

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Christine Triebsch‏ @ChristineForGA 21h21 hours ago

We're going to KNOCK the VOTE this Saturday! Come join us! Beginners? No worries. We have a 5 minute crash course in canvassing.😀 RT

Two east Cobbers to run for District 32 senate seat


Mary Kate McGowan Apr 19, 2017 Comments

Two east Cobb women, a Democrat and a Republican, will face off in a runoff to decide who will fill the empty District 32 state Senate seat.

Christine Triebsch, a lawyer, and Dr. Kay Kirkpatrick, a retired orthopedic surgeon, beat out six other candidates and were the top two vote-getters Tuesday night.

The two are both political newcomers and will face off in a runoff scheduled for May 16.

“The race will be different because now it is between a Republican and a Democrat,” said Kirkpatrick.

Triebsch — a Democrat — received 14,169 votes or 24.2 percent of the vote while Kirkpatrick, a Republican — received 12,354 votes, or 21.1 percent, according to unofficial numbers posted by Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s office.

Were dooming future generations: What Trumps lead program cuts could mean:

Chelsea Clinton‏Verified account @ChelseaClinton 6m6 minutes ago

Chelsea Clinton Retweeted Reuters Top News

We need to do more to protect kids & families in Flint, Akron & across the U.S. from lead exposure & lead poisoning, not less #EarthDay

Reuters Top News‏Verified account @Reuters

‘We’re dooming future generations’: What Trump’s lead program cuts could mean: http://reut.rs/2pKLn5S



U.S. HELP: When MD Chowdhury and wife Nazneen Fatema learned one of their children tested high for lead in Buffalo, federal programs aided them. But those programs face steep cuts. REUTERS/Lindsay DeDario

Part 2: An ongoing Reuters investigation has found another 449 areas around the U.S. with lead exposure rates double those found in Flint. But cities across the country say pending federal budget cuts could imperil efforts to eradicate the toxic metal.


Filed April 21, 2017, noon GMT

BUFFALO, NY – Laicie Manzella lived in a rundown house on Buffalo’s east side when three of her children tested with dangerously high levels of lead in their blood. Her oldest son suffered nosebleeds, body rashes and a developmental disorder requiring speech therapy.

Checking her apartment, county health inspectors found 15 lead violations, all linked to old paint in this blue collar city plagued by lead poisoning.

A Reuters investigation found at least four city zip codes here where 40 percent of children tested from 2006 to 2014 had high lead levels, making Buffalo among the most dangerous lead hotspots in America. The rate of high lead tests in these areas was far worse – eight times greater – than that found among children across Flint, Michigan, during that city’s recent water crisis.

Federal support has helped Manzella and other families in Buffalo and beyond. This month, her family moved into a gleaming, lead-free apartment renovated by a local nonprofit with funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

This type of assistance may not last much longer. President Donald Trump is advocating deep federal budget cuts that would sap billions from programs used by state and local governments to protect children from the lifelong health impacts of lead exposure.

“If they go and snatch these funds away, where are we going to get help from?” Manzella said. ....................

Big crowd gathering for March for Science in D.C.

Source: washington post


Demonstrators begin to arrive for the March for Science in Washington, DC on April 22. (Astrid Riecken for The Washington Post)

By Joel Achenbach, Ben Guarino and Sarah Kaplan April 22 at 9:35 AM

Earth Day has arrived, and so has the March for Science a global event on six continents (and cheered on by scientists on a seventh, Antarctica). Tens of thousands of people are expected to gather this morning on the grounds of the Washington Monument.

The first wave came through the security checkpoints at 8 a.m. The rally-goers carried signs with science themes:

In peer review we trust

The oceans are rising, and so are we

The formal rally will start at 10 a.m. with a series of short speeches by a wide variety of scientists and science advocates. At 2 p.m., participants will march down Constitution Avenue to Union Square at the foot of Capitol Hill. (Meanwhile, the National Math Festival is also in Washington so theres an unusual number of people in town who can recite Pi to more than five decimals.)


Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/big-turnout-expected-for-march-for-science-in-dc/2017/04/21/67cf7f90-237f-11e7-bb9d-8cd6118e1409_story.html?tid=pm_national_pop&utm_term=.1dc7455cfee3

I will post more pics in a bit. Feel free to post information, pics or related articles.


If youre not part of the solution, youre part of the precipitate
D.C. natives Patty Walcott, 26, left, and Shelby Small, 24, display a sign they created. (Astrid Riecken for The Washington Post)

Why scientists are marching on Washington and more than 600 other cities


By Joel Achenbach, Ben Guarino and Sarah Kaplan April 21 at 3:17 PM

Saturday's March for Science is political, but not partisan. So say the organizers, who insist that they can walk that fine line even in an era of ideological rancor and extreme polarization.

Weve been asked not to make personal attacks or partisan attacks, said honorary national co-chair Lydia Villa-Komaroff, in a teleconference with reporters. But Villa-Komaroff, a cell biologist who will be among those with two-minute speaking slots, quickly added: This is a group of people who dont take well being told what to do.

The Science March, held on Earth Day, is expected to draw tens of thousands of people to the Mall, and satellite marches have been planned in more than 600 cities on six continents. The crowd will gather on Saturday near the Washington Monument for five hours of speeches and teach-ins, culminating in the march at 2 p.m. The march will follow Constitution Avenue along the north edge of the Mall to the foot of Capitol Hill. The weather forecast is a tricky one it's not an exact science, apparently but attendees should be prepared for rain, particularly in the afternoon.

Protest marches may be common in Washington these days, but one centered on the value of science is unprecedented. The march is part of a wave of activism in the research community. Scientists are jumping into the political fray by running for public office such as in southern California, where geologist Jess Phoenix, a Democrat, has announced her candidacy for a congressional seat held by a Republican.

The idea for the event was spawned during a Jan. 21 conversation on Reddit, as millions of people gathered in Washington and cities around the world for the record-breaking Women's Marches. Valorie Aquino, who is working on her PhD in anthropology at the University of New Mexico, signed on as one of the march's national co-chairs shortly after. She thought she'd be able to continue her research while coordinating the event, not anticipating how quickly it would snowball.....................






Chelsea Clinton‏Verified account @ChelseaClinton 6m6 minutes ago

Chelsea Clinton Retweeted Reuters Top News

We need to do more to protect kids & families in Flint, Akron & across the U.S. from lead exposure & lead poisoning, not less #EarthDay



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DaSciGuy‏ @ImWokeRu 49m49 minutes ago

#MarchforScience takes place in Washington, D.C., with Bill Nye and more



Attack ad -re:"withholding funding for troops" targeting Tammy Baldwin is MOSTLY FALSE--

It is going to a LONG year and half for Tammy--and all of us.

Mostly False
Restoration PAC
Says Tammy Baldwin "supported legislation allowing citizens to withhold funding for our troops."

— Restoration PAC on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 in a video

Early attack ad says Tammy Baldwin backed letting citizens 'withhold funding' from troops

By Tom Kertscher on Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 at 5:00 a.m.

More than a year and a half before she faces re-election for a second term, U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin was hit with a super PAC ad that attacks her on military funding and dealing with the threat of terrorism from Iran.

The video from Restoration PAC, posted March 21, 2017, makes a series of attacks. We’ll check its first one, which comes after a photograph of the Wisconsin Democrat appears on the screen.



Our rating

Restoration PAC says Baldwin "supported legislation allowing citizens to withhold funding for our troops."

Baldwin on four occasions, most recently in 2009, cosponsored a bill that would have allowed conscientious objectors to direct the federal government not to use their income taxes and other tax payments for any military purpose.

But the bill would not have restricted Congress’ ability to allocate money to the military; even the organization pushing the legislation acknowledges it would not reduce military funding; and experts agree it is a symbolic measure that would not result in funding being withheld from troops.

For a statement that contains an element of truth but leaves out important details, our rating is Mostly False.
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Trump was going to investigate voter fraud. What happened? By Elizabeth Landers, CNN Updated 7:17

Looks like they hope the big mouth blabbering of Trump will just fade away.


Trump was going to investigate voter fraud. What happened?

By Elizabeth Landers, CNN

Updated 7:17 PM ET, Fri April 21, 2017

Trump presses fraud claim, provides no proof
Story highlights

There is no immediate timeline to investigate voter fraud
Spicer said there would not be an executive order

Washington (CNN)The White House does not have any immediate timeline for President Donald Trump's voter fraud investigation and the commission he was adamant about creating during his first few weeks in office, even as the administration approaches the end of its 100 days.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer told CNN that he expects something on the commission within the "next week or two, but I don't want to get ahead of that."

Spicer said there would not be an executive order (as the President originally wanted) and in lieu of that there would be a commission headed up by Vice President Mike Pence. Spicer did say that the vice president will still be "very involved" in the investigation.

Another senior administration official said that the formation of the commission "has not been a topic of a lot of conversation" in the White House, and said it was not something discussed recently with the vice president either.

NH Republican: Voter fraud claims 'shameful' 01:39

Trump has repeatedly asserted, without providing any evidence, that three to five million people voted illegally for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election -- similar to the margin of Clinton's popular vote victory over Trump.
"In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally," he tweeted in late November.
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