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  • Climate change may eradicate 1/3 of animal and plant species in 50 years, study suggests (only 10.94 years left)

    02/16/2020 4:15:08 PM PST · by Libloather · 77 replies
    CBS 'News' ^ | 2/15/20 | LI COHEN
    In 50 years, Billie Eilish will be turning 69 years old, technology will likely be unrecognizable, and the world may have lost 1/3 of all its plant and animal species. A new study has found that warming temperatures will likely cause hundreds of species to go extinct. Researchers at the University of Arizona analyzed 538 plant and animal species from around the world, 44% of which already faced local extinctions in at least one area in the world. What they discovered is that the areas that suffered from species extinctions had "larger and faster changes in hottest yearly temperatures than...
  • Schiff: 'Nothing' Democrats could have 'done differently' in impeachment probe

    02/02/2020 4:23:01 PM PST · by Libloather · 79 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/02/20 | REBECCA KLAR
    Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the lead House manager in President Trump's Senate trial, said Sunday that there is nothing Democrats could have done differently during the impeachment process. Ahead of the Senate’s likely vote to acquit President Trump on Wednesday, Schiff defended Democrats’ methods and said that he and his colleagues “proved” their case. “Look, there's nothing that I can see that we could have done differently because as the senators have already admitted, we proved our case. We proved our case,” Schiff said on CBS's “Face the Nation.” **SNIP** CBS’s Margaret Brennan asked Schiff if it was...
  • Gallup Poll: Race Relations See Double-Digit Increase Since Trump Entered White House

    01/30/2020 9:09:05 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    LifeZette ^ | January 28, 2020 | The Political Insider Staff
    A new Gallup poll indicates that satisfaction with race relations and the position of minorities in America have significantly increased since President Trump took office. The findings deliver a significant blow to the media-driven fiction that Trump is a racist. Gallup’s survey demonstrates numerous categories in which the President has improved the lives of Americans since relieving Barack Obama of his duties in January of 2017. The polling indicates double-digit improvements in how Americans view the nation’s economy, security from terrorism, military strength and … the state of race relations. Gallup also reports increases in “the position of blacks and...
  • NJ Officials Hope To Turn South Amboy Into A New Hot Spot

    01/27/2020 9:50:03 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 17 replies
    CBS New York ^ | January 16, 2020 | Meg Baker
    SOUTH AMBOY, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Could a city in Middlesex County, New Jersey, be the next hot spot? Where in New Jersey can you find undeveloped waterfront? South Amboy, right on the Raritan Bay.
  • Iran threatens European troops for 1st time as it admits it "lied" about jet

    01/15/2020 9:54:14 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | January 15, 2020 | by Associated Press
    Tehran, Iran — Iran's president warned Wednesday that European soldiers in the Mideast "could be in danger" after three nations challenged Tehran over breaking the limits of its nuclear deal. Tehran's top diplomat meanwhile acknowledged that Iranians "were lied to" for days following the Islamic Republic's accidental shootdown of a Ukrainian jetliner that killed 176 people. President Hassan Rouhani's remarks in a televised Cabinet meeting represent the first direct threat he's made to Europe as tensions remain high between Tehran and Washington. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif's admission that the Islamic Republic lied to its own people, meanwhile, came...
  • Iran says U.S. bears blame for Iranian forces shooting down plane

    01/14/2020 11:28:20 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 64 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | January 14, 2020
    Iran said Tuesday that dozens of people had been arrested over the Islamic Republic's apparently unintentional shooting down of a Ukrainian jetliner last week. The arrests come amid Iranian vows to fully and openly investigate the firing of the surface-to-air missile that downed the plane, killing all 176 people on board. But while Iran confessed to shooting the jet down — three days after the fact and under intense international pressure — its president asserted Tuesday that the "root causes" of the tragedy were U.S. actions. "It was the U.S. that caused such an incident to take place," Iran's state-controlled...
  • Report: ESPN to make CBS' Tony Romo a historic offer to join its NFL coverage

    01/13/2020 2:49:23 PM PST · by Red Badger · 33 replies
    Yahoooooo!......... ^ | 01/13/2020 | Staff
    Having tried a couple different ideas to fix its “Monday Night Football” broadcasting team, ESPN seems ready to throw money at the problem. A lot of money. Michael McCarthy of Front Office Sports reported that ESPN was preparing an offer to make CBS’ Tony Romo the highest-paid sports broadcaster in history. McCarthy said the offer would be between $10 million and $14 million annually to attempt to lure him from CBS. That report broke the same day Romo was calling the Houston Texans-Kansas City Chiefs playoff game for CBS. Andrew Marchand of the New York Post also reported Sunday that...
  • Stop gaslighting us: Yes, Joe Biden voted for the Iraq War

    01/12/2020 1:59:23 PM PST · by conservative98 · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | | January 12, 2020 04:45 PM | Brad Polumbo
    When an honest politician makes a mistake, he owns up to it. But after Joe Biden made a massive mistake by supporting the failed 2003 Iraq War that cost thousands of American lives and only further destabilized the Middle East, the 2020 candidate and his surrogates have instead chosen to completely deny that it ever happened. This continued on Sunday during Face the Nation on CBS. Former Secretary of State John Kerry, who has endorsed Biden for 2020, was asked by host Margaret Brennan about 2020 rival Bernie Sanders’ criticism of Biden’s support for the Iraq war. The Sanders campaign...
  • Kerry deflects question about why he released money to Iran, accused Trump of 'lies'

    01/12/2020 2:04:22 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 70 replies
    “I think that some of it will end up in the hands of the IRGC or other entities, some of which are labeled terrorists,” Kerry told CNBC in 2016. When asked by Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation” why he believed this was a worthwhile risk when releasing the money, Kerry attacked the president rather than answer the question. “You know that the president's tweet is a lie,” Kerry told host Margaret Brennan. “And the president tweeted this morning, because I am coming on the show and he knew you'd ask me the question or he'd push you in a...
  • Could raising the minimum wage prevent thousands of suicides?

    01/10/2020 6:33:23 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 91 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | January 10, 2020 | By Aimee Picchi
    * Fewer suicides occur when minimum wages are higher during periods of elevated unemployment, according to a new study. * Every $1 increase in the minimum wage is associated with a 6% reduction in suicide for high school grads. * Boosting the minimum wage by $1 could have saved 27,550 lives from 1990 to 2015, the study says. Raising the federal minimum wage, which hasn't increased in more than a decade, might accomplish far more than simply offering U.S. workers a boost in pay. New research suggests that lifting the baseline wage could also stop thousands of Americans from killing...
  • College students panic over FAFSA's fine print about registering for the draft

    01/06/2020 9:17:24 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 42 replies
    CBS ^ | JANUARY 6, 2020 | LI COHEN
    After a U.S. airstrike killed Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran's Quds military force, in Baghdad on Thursday, Iran vowed "crushing revenge" against all responsible. Now, with #NoWarinIran, #TrumpsWar and #WorldWarIII trending on Twitter, users are looking into the draft — particularly college students about how the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) could play into their potential future military service
  • Judge halts California "gig worker" law from taking effect for truckers

    01/02/2020 8:02:58 AM PST · by C19fan · 37 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 1, 2020 | Irina Ivanova
    A federal judge has temporarily blocked a new California labor law from impacting more than 70,000 independent truckers. The law, passed late last year, makes it harder for companies to classify workers as independent contractors instead of employees, who are entitled to minimum wage and benefits such as workers compensation. U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez of San Diego on Tuesday granted a temporary restraining order sought by the California Trucking Association while he considers imposing a permanent injunction. He said the association is likely to eventually prevail on its argument that the state law violates federal law. He also ruled...
  • Trump Derangement Prevents Media From Praising Trump For Iranian Terrorist Soleimani’s Demise

    01/03/2020 1:12:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 3, 2013 | Erielle Davidson
    Considering what comes next in Iran is important. So is acknowledging that the president killed a man of pure evil. According to reports confirmed by both the Pentagon and the Iranian government, Major General Qasem Soleimani, commander of the Quds Force within IranÂ’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), was killed in an attack by US Forces on Baghdad airport Friday morning. Soleimani was IranÂ’s top commander and arguably the second-most powerful man within the regime, behind Ayatollah Khamenei. You would suspect that SoleimaniÂ’s death, or the death of any terrorist commander, would be received with cautious optimism. But in the...

    12/16/2019 6:53:02 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 35 replies
    Powerline ^ | December 16,2019 | John Hinderaker
    Despite the clouds of unknowing emanating from the liberal press, Americans are catching on. Rasmussen asked the question: How likely is it that senior federal law enforcement officials broke the law in an effort to prevent Donald Trump from winning the presidency – very likely, somewhat likely, not very likely or not at all likely? 52% of likely voters responded that it is likely that senior federal law enforcement officials–the FBI’s leadership–broke the law in an effort to defeat Trump (36% “very likely”), vs. only 39% who think such FBI lawbreaking unlikely. Amazingly, more people seem to be listening to...
  • Impeachment witness Jonathan Turley says wife, dog facing threats

    12/10/2019 9:48:26 AM PST · by conservative98 · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 10, 2019 | 12:09pm | Emily Jacobs
    A legal scholar who received threats after testifying for the GOP at last Wednesday’s House impeachment hearing said that trolls are now going after his wife — and even his dog. Jonathan Turley, who argued against the speed at which Democrats have gone through the impeachment process, was acting as a CBS News contributor on TV Monday when host Norah O’Donnell said, “I know you received a lot of threats after what you did last week.” “And my wife and dog,” Turley added. “You did talk about them during your testimony, to be fair though. You did bring up your...
  • Infowars host interrupts start of House impeachment hearing

    12/09/2019 7:46:01 AM PST · by Libloather · 41 replies
    See BS ^ | 12/09/19 | MELISSA QUINN
    Washington - An Infowars host interrupted the opening minutes of the House Judiciary Committee's impeachment hearing on Monday, accusing Chairman Jerry Nadler and other Democrats of committing "treason" while declaring President Trump innocent. The protester, Owen Shroyer, began shouting just seconds after Nadler gaveled in the hearing and posted live video of the interruption to his Twitter feed. "Jerry Nadler and the Democrat party are committing treason against this country, and you can kick me out, but he's the one committing crimes. You are, Jerry Nadler," Shroyer shouted. "You're the one committing treason. America is done with this."
  • Schiff’s Snooping Standard: He says he can gather and release private metadata because only ‘the far right’ objects.

    12/08/2019 3:41:27 PM PST · by karpov · 78 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 8, 2019
    Kudos to Margaret Brennan of CBS for asking Adam Schiff on Sunday about his release of phone logs of his political opponents. Mr. Schiff dismissed any criticism, and his reason is revealing about the balance of power in Washington. “The blowback has only come from the far right,” Mr. Schiff said. “But look, every investigator seeks phone records to corroborate, sometimes to contradict, a witness’s testimony.” Yes, but executive-branch investigators who want to get data from private telecom companies typically must obtain some kind of judicial order. Mr. Schiff did it himself. Prosecutors are also supposed to limit the release...
  • World leaders appear to mock Trump during tense NATO summit

    12/04/2019 7:51:48 AM PST · by steveben · 55 replies
    CBS News ^ | 12/04/2019 | PAULA REID
    As the impeachment inquiry heats up in Washington, with the House Judiciary Committee set to hold its first public hearing Wednesday, President Trump has found himself in tense moments with fellow world leaders at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit in London. The leaders, who are celebrating the 70th anniversary of the transatlantic alliance, are meeting Wednesday at a golf resort outside of London to discuss threats including terrorism, arms control and China. But tension among the leaders of NATO member countries over the alliance's role also appears to pose a threat to the partnership.
  • American jobs are getting worse, new economic index shows

    11/27/2019 7:44:00 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 66 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | November 27, 2019 | BY IRINA IVANOVA
    Although the U.S. is on a record streak for job-creation, many Americans still feel like they can't get ahead — it's not their imagination. The last three decades have seen the economy churn out more and more jobs that offer inadequate pay, a group of researchers found. "The history of private-sector employment in the U.S. over the past three decades is one of overall degradation in the ability of many American jobs to support households — even those with multiple jobholders," they wrote. The group wants to popularize a new economic metric, called the Job Quality Index, that goes beyond...
  • CBS’ ‘The Good Fight’ To Probe Donald Trump Impeachment, Farrow’s Report On Harvey Weinstein (tr)

    01/08/2018 6:54:46 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 13 replies
    Deadline ^ | January 6, 2018 | Lisa de Moraes
    CBS All Access’s The Good Fight will explore Donald Trump’s impeachment in an upcoming episode. Rather than having the traditional CBS executive Q&A, at which Reporters Who Cover Television take turns excoriating the network for lack of diversity, the network held one of the most interesting panels of this TCA to date, in which various showrunners took questions about politics and social issues on television. The Good Fight stole the show when EP Robert King told TV critics at TCA on Saturday about an upcoming episode in which the DNC seeks guidance from series’ law firm about the legal case...