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(EnviroNews Politics Desk) — A group called “TheShadowBrokers,” which was responsible for the April “WannaCry” global ransomware attack, has published a new threat, warning it will sell hacking code for international phones, computers and even weapons programs. In a blog post dated May 16, 2017, the band of…

(EnviroNews Political Desk) — Washington D.C. — Will the Washington Post (WaPo) bring down another sitting U.S. president? The venerable newspaper’s historic reporting by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncovered the Watergate scandal, eventually leading to impeachment proceedings and the ultimate resignation of President Richard M. Nixon in…

(EnviroNews Politics Desk) — Provo, Utah — “Why won’t Chaffetz investigate the Trump-Russia connection?” reads a message to Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), posted on a 48-foot-wide billboard erected April 11 in his district. Brothers Jeremy and Chris Voros, who are registered Republicans, funded the sign through their political…

(EnviroNews Politics Desk) — Reporting for the Associated Press (AP) in an exclusive, Jeff Horowitz and Chad Day dropped a media bomb today, revealing Paul Manafort “secretly worked” for a Russian billionaire named Oleg Deripaska in a project to “greatly benefit the Putin Government,” before taking the job…

(EnviroNews DC News Bureau) — Washington D.C. — Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, 10th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Neil Gorsuch, is a conservative judge who environmentalists fear will put up roadblocks to their legal standing. These fears are based on some of Gorsuch’s previous rulings, which have disempowered…

(EnviroNews USA Headline News Desk) — Washington D.C. — On February 2, 2017, in what has been called a “tacky,” “tasteless,” “un-presidential” display, President Donald Trump used the traditional solace of the annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington to fire a cheap jab at Arnold Schwarzenneger, cutting at…

(EnviroNews USA Headline News Desk) — On January 28, 2017, newly elected President Donald J. Trump signed a very controversial executive order placing a travel-ban on people attempting to enter the United States from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen. Nearly 200 people have been detained…

(EnviroNews USA Headline News Desk) — Washington D.C. — After Press Secretary Sean Spicer lied about the size of Trump’s inauguration crowds and chastised the media for reporting them accurately, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) tweeted: It is shameful that on the first full day of this…

(EnviroNews USA Headline News Desk) — A few days before President Trump’s inauguration, the hacktivist group Anonymous threatened him through one of its Twitter accounts, @YourAnonCentral. Anonymous members sent out the stream of threatening tweets in response to Trump’s tweet suggesting outgoing CIA Director John Brennan may have…

(EnviroNews USA Headline News Desk) — In the hours leading up to Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration, outgoing President Barack Obama made a $500 million contribution to the U.N.’s Green Climate Fund. The dollars were approved last year as part of a $1.9 billion package that Congress appropriated to…

(EnviroNews USA Headline News Desk) — Washington D.C. — Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) pressed Oklahoma Attorney General (AG) Scott Pruitt to clarify his stance on anthropogenic climate change during a Senate confirmation hearing on January 18, 2016. Pruitt is Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency…

(EnviroNews USA Headline News Desk) — Washington D.C. — On January 18, 2017, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Representative Tom Price (R-Georgia), underwent a rocky courtesy hearing, ahead of his official senate confirmation hearing, and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts)…

(EnviroNews DC News Bureau) — EDITORIAL: On Nov. 6, 2012, President-Elect Donald Trump tweeted, “The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.” Throughout his campaign, he repeated climate change was a fallacy. If you believe media headlines…