Trump Attacked McConnell on Russia Probe: NYT
Rachel Maddow shares a new report from the New York Times about the strained relationship between Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell and notes that the intensifying Trump Russia investigation may be wearing on Trump.
Some anchors throw shade at eclipse
Spain suspect says terror cell planned big attack on monuments
A suspected member of the terror cell that unleashed carnage in Spain last week admitted to a judge on Tuesday that the jihadists had planned to hit monuments in an even bigger attack. Mohamed Houli Chemlal, 21, said he knew of the plans two months ago, as he, and three other suspects, appeared in court for the first time since twin attacks killed 15 people and wounded more than 100. The four are the only surviving suspects from what was believed to be a 12-man terror cell that rammed a van into pedestrians on a tourist-packed boulevard in Barcelona on Thursday.
ExxonMobil: Oil and gas giant ?misled? the public about climate change, say Harvard experts
Fossil fuel giant ExxonMobil ?misled the public? about the risks posed by climate change, an analysis of its public and private announcements on the subject by two Harvard University academics has concluded. While the company?s scientists and senior executive largely accepted the scientific consensus that global warming is real and poses significant risks, it spent thousands of dollars on regular advertorials in The New York Times (NYT) and other newspapers, in which it sought to cast doubt on the science. In some cases, the firm, led by the current US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, from 2006 to 2016, even contradicted itself.
Mexican soldiers seize 140 pounds of fentanyl at US border
The stray dogs of Chernobyl
An estimated 900 stray dogs live in the Chernobyl exclusion zone, many of them likely the descendants of dogs left behind following the mass evacuation of residents in the aftermath of the 1986 nuclear disaster. Volunteers, including veterinarians and radiation experts from around the world, are participating in an initiative called the Dogs of Chernobyl, launched by the nonprofit Clean Futures Fund. Participants capture the dogs, study their radiation exposure, vaccinate them against parasites and diseases including rabies, tag the dogs and release them again into the exclusion zone.
Louise Linton, wife of Treasury Secretary Mnuchin, apologizes for nasty Instagram spat
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Donald Trump's 'fitness' to be president openly questioned
James Clapper, the former US director of national intelligence and retired lieutenant general, has openly questioned Donald Trump's fitness to be president. Mr Clapper described Mr Trump's address at a rally in Phoenix on Tuesday night as "downright scary and disturbing" and that the president may be "looking for a way out". President Donald Trump arrives at a rally at the Phoenix Convention Center, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, in Phoenix Credit: AP "I question his fitness to be in this office and I also wonder if he is looking for a way out," Mr Clapper, who has served both Republican and Democratic administrations, said. Trump threatens to 'shut down government' to build Mexico wall 00:57 He added that Mr Trump could be a threat to national security. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, before the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing: "Foreign Cyber Threats to the United States." Credit: AP "I worry about access to the nuclear codes if he decided to do something, in a fit of pique, to tackle Kim Jong-un... It's pretty damn scary," he said on CNN, the news network that had come under particular attack from the president during his speech. James Clapper, former director of national intelligence, says he questions President Trump's fitness for office https://t.co/IRRXg7paZM? CNN (@CNN) August 23, 2017 Mr Trump defended his response to the Charlottesville white supremacist violence at the rally. He blamed the "crooked media" for misrepresenting his response to the violence, that left an anti-fascist protester dead. The president had said that "many sides" were to blame. Mr Trump re-read his three statements in response to the violence in Phoenix - but did not repeat the "many sides" remark. He said, getting visibly angry, that he had "openly called for healing, unity and love" in his responses. .@POTUS: "Not only does the media give a platform to hate groups, but the media turns a blind eye to the gang violence on our streets." pic.twitter.com/W1pNpjPJfV? Fox News (@FoxNews) August 23, 2017 After the speech, CNN's Don Lemon described the president's address as "total eclipse of the facts".