Week Of Trump Reversals Puts 2018 Election Security In The Spotlight

With less than four months to go, how much are this year's midterm elections at risk for the kind of interference sowed by Russia in 2016? It's a question that's coming up again after President Trump's seemingly shifting positions this week about Russia's responsibility for the interference in 2016, and after special counsel Robert Mueller's recent indictments of 12 Russian intelligence officers accused of hacking the Democratic Party and state election computer networks. It would be "foolish...

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Inland Empire Economist John Husing

Jan 7, 2014

John Husing, Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, has his regular weekly chat with KVCR's Ken Vincent.  With Congress likely headed for another showdown over raising the debt ceiling next month, Dr. Husing explains that -- even when they inevitably do agree to raise the debt limit -- these Capitol Hill fights have a negative affect on aspects of the economy, such as consumer confidence and interest rates

Inland Empire Economist John Husing

Jan 7, 2014

John Husing, Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, has his regular weekly chat with KVCR's Ken Vincent.  With Congress likely headed for another showdown over raising the debt ceiling next month, Dr. Husing explains that -- even when they inevitably do agree to raise the debt limit -- these Capitol Hill fights have a negative affect on aspects of the economy, such as consumer confidence and interest rates

Inland Empire Economist John Husing

Jan 7, 2014

John Husing, Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, has his regular weekly chat with KVCR's Ken Vincent.  With Congress likely headed for another showdown over raising the debt ceiling next month, Dr. Husing explains that -- even when they inevitably do agree to raise the debt limit -- these Capitol Hill fights have a negative affect on aspects of the economy, such as consumer confidence and interest rates

Inland Empire Economist John Husing

Jan 7, 2014

John Husing, Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, has his regular weekly chat with KVCR's Ken Vincent.  With Congress likely headed for another showdown over raising the debt ceiling next month, Dr. Husing explains that -- even when they inevitably do agree to raise the debt limit -- these Capitol Hill fights have a negative affect on aspects of the economy, such as consumer confidence and interest rates

We continue our series, "State of the Cities," in which we're talking with Inland Empire mayors about how their cities are doing economically following the Great Recession. In this segment, KVCR's Ken Vincent speaks with Palm Springs Mayor Steve Pougnet about how the growing stature of Palm Springs International Film Festival is affecting the city's recovering economy.

We continue our series, "State of the Cities," in which we're talking with Inland Empire mayors about how their cities are doing economically following the Great Recession. In this segment, KVCR's Ken Vincent speaks with Palm Springs Mayor Steve Pougnet about how the growing stature of Palm Springs International Film Festival is affecting the city's recovering economy.

We continue our series, "State of the Cities," in which we're talking with Inland Empire mayors about how their cities are doing economically following the Great Recession. In this segment, KVCR's Ken Vincent speaks with Palm Springs Mayor Steve Pougnet about how the growing stature of Palm Springs International Film Festival is affecting the city's recovering economy.

Press Enterprise Columnist Cassie MacDuff

Jan 3, 2014

Press Enterprise Columnist Cassie MacDuff

Press Enterprise Columnist Cassie MacDuff

Jan 3, 2014

Press Enterprise Columnist Cassie MacDuff

Press Enterprise Columnist Cassie MacDuff

Jan 3, 2014

Press Enterprise Columnist Cassie MacDuff

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"The good news is that your favorite President did nothing wrong!" President Trump tweeted Saturday morning. His message follows a New York Times report on Friday that his longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen, secretly recorded their discussion about payments to a former Playboy model who said she had a 10-month affair with Trump.

The cows were silent on a recent July morning at Mill-King dairy farm in McGregor, Texas. They stood under shade trees, digesting their breakfast, while cicadas buzzed in the branches overhead.

"It's starting to warm up, so they're starting to get a little bit less ... frolicky," says Craig Miller, watching from the fence line.

His grandfather started this farm. Now he runs it, producing nonhomogenized milk from a mostly grass-fed herd. He says this cow behavior is exactly what he expects as the temperature rises.

A storm rolls in over the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Montana. The clouds are low and dark as distant lightning cracks over a green prairie. Wade Running Crane is starting to get wet.

"This is like a sign from Ashley that she's here," he says of his family friend Ashley Loring.

Ashley's mother, Loxie Loring, is standing next to him.

"She liked this kind of weather," she says. Her daughter also loved riding horses and writing poetry.

"She was outgoing," Loring says. "She wasn't scared of anything, And for how small she is, she was..."

Trump Plans To Invite Putin For Autumn Visit, Top Spy Boss Coats Caught Off Guard

Updated at 5:20 p.m. ET President Trump wants to invite Russian President Vladimir Putin for a visit to Washington this autumn, the White House said on Thursday. Press secretary Sarah Sanders said that Trump and Putin had agreed at their summit on Monday in Finland that their security staffs would have an "ongoing working-level dialogue" and as part of that, Trump told national security adviser John Bolton to invite Putin to the United States. That came as news to Director of National...

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Trump Slams Interest Rate Hikes, Ignoring Hands-Off Tradition Toward Fed

Updated at 3:19 p.m. ET The Federal Reserve got a rare piece of advice from the president Thursday. The central bank is an independent agency and presidents usually don't comment directly on Fed policy. But President Trump broke with that tradition, saying in a CNBC interview , "I'm not thrilled" about the Fed's interest rate hikes. "Because we go up, and every time you go up, they want to raise rates again. I don't really — I am not happy about it. But at the same time, I'm letting them do...

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A new report out Thursday by the federal government's auditing arm raises big concerns about how the Department of Veterans Affairs handles employees who report wrongdoing and managers found to have committed misconduct. The U.S. Government Accountability Office's report says VA whistleblowers are far more likely than their colleagues to face discipline or removal after reporting misconduct. It also found that senior VA managers are sometimes not held accountable for substantiated misconduct...

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A federal court in San Diego has given the government until July 26 to reunite thousands of children with their parents. It has been a chaotic, much disputed process, but a process that is undeniably underway. Here are five questions about family reunification answered: 1. When did family separations start? Most reporting on this issue trace family separations back to the announcement in early May of a new "zero tolerance policy" at the U.S.-Mexico border. At the time of the announcement,...

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American Baby Trump Blimp Set To Breeze Onto Namesake's Home Turf

Like any tantruming toddler, the 20-foot-tall baby Trump blimp hovering above Friday's protests in London was difficult to ignore. Now a plan to bring a replica of the yellow-haired, phone-toting, sneering and diapered balloon stateside has garnered so much support that organizers say they will use the funds to buy multiple blimps "so we can go coast-to-coast, border-to-border." New Jersey activists Didier Jiminez-Castro and Jim Girvan said they "were inspired by the patriotic actions of our...

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Is Trump The Toughest Ever On Russia?

President Trump is in the process of inviting Russian President Vladimir Putin to come to Washington, D.C., this fall to continue the talks they started in Helsinki earlier this week. It's another sign of Trump's efforts to build closer ties with Moscow, even though he insists his administration has taken a hard line toward Russia. "There's never been a president as tough on Russia as I have been," Trump told reporters on Wednesday. That might sound like hyperbole, but in this case, there's...

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AI Innovators Take Pledge Against Autonomous Killer Weapons

The Terminator 's killer robots may seem like a thing of science fiction. But leading scientists and tech innovators have signaled that such autonomous killers could materialize in the real world in frighteningly real ways. During the annual International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Stockholm on Wednesday, some of the world's top scientific minds came together to sign a pledge that calls for "laws against lethal autonomous weapons." "... we the undersigned agree that the...

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ABBA Silver: 'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again'

OK, look. I don't want to waste your time. It's hot, it's muggy and the news is an ever-widening gyre of flaming airborne chili-festival Porta Potties. So how about we forgo a review that seeks to advance any cool, objective argument on the relative cinematic worth of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again , the sequel to the 2008 film adaption of the longest-running jukebox musical in Broadway history? How about, in the interest of efficiency, I just answer the questions I know you to have about the...

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French Butchers Ask For Protection After Threats From Militant Vegans

French butchers say they're under threat from militant vegans. And they've asked the French government for protection. What's at stake, say butchers, is not just the right to eat meat — but a way of life. Didier and Sandrine Tass run their butcher shop on a busy street in Paris' 15 th arrondissement. They've been here for 19 years. They know all their customers and discuss growing children and family vacations as they serve them. The Tasses say it's a great livelihood. But these days, the...

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