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Pres. Trump's Threat to Congress Fails
President Trump lost his first fight over health care and Monday night he appeared to back off threats to force Democrats and Republicans to pay for the border wall. Fmr. GOP Congressman David Jolly and MNSBC's Joy Reid join Lawrence O'Donnell.
Groups sue UC Berkeley over Ann Coulter appearance
Two conservative groups filed a lawsuit against the University of California at Berkeley claiming that a decision to cancel an appearance by the firebrand pundit Ann Coulter violated their right to free speech. The Berkeley College Republicans and Young America's Foundation, which had invited Coulter to speak on April 27, accused the university of seeking to silence conservative viewpoints and stifle political discourse at the famously progressive campus by imposing unreasonable demands on campus events involving certain "high-profile" speakers. "Defendants' discriminatory imposition of curfew and venue restrictions has resulted in the cancellation of two speaking engagements featuring prominent conservative speakers in the month of April, 2017," read the lawsuit filed in federal court in San Francisco.
House Oversight Committee leaders say Michael Flynn may have broken the law
On Tuesday, April 25, Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz and Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings said a joint press conference that it appears Michael Flynn may have broken the law by not disclosing payments he received from Russia.
Aviation officer gives his version of United flight removal
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Does Donald Trump actually know where Mars is?
Earlier today, President Trump took time out of his busy schedule to video-call the American astronauts aboard the International Space Station. In between comments on how great American technology is, Trump seems to have let slip his administration's Mars policy. According to the pool report of the conversation, it's kinda ambitious:
To be clear: Trump wants, "at worst," to have humans on Mars by 2024. That's an improvement of decades on NASA's current plan, which has the first Mars fly-by pencilled in for 2033, and no real plan for a human landing on Mars any time soon. That plan also assumes that NASA's budget remains intact and American scientific institutions aren't gutted, which is far from certain right now.
More importantly, this raises the question of whether Trump actually knows where Mars is. It's quite possible that he's talking about getting humans to the Moon again, rather than Mars. His administration has said before that it'd like to see human space exploration (outside of the ISS) by the end of Trump's first term, which agrees with what Trump said about getting folks to the Moon/Mars "at worst, during my second term."
Now we're left to wonder which is more likely: a President who thinks it's realistic to shave 20 years off the Martian exploration program, or one that confuses different celestial bodies. If the Earth can make it to 2024 intact, I guess we'll find out.