Philanthropy at its finest

Abovea King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit travelled to New York in June 1967. During their visit, John D. Rockefeller and his wife escorted Their Majesties to a performance at Lincoln Center.

PHOTO: From decoration to mulch

Ottawa Public Works employee Terry Bell adds another Christmas tree to a wood chipper Saturday at the Riordan Pool parking lot, as the city of Ottawa once again offers to take the trees and return the mulch to those who may want it. The service runs through this Saturday.

2017: Year of the Climate Movie Flop

Washington Times reporter Christian Toto points out the remarkable failure of a whole series of Hollywood climate disaster movies - and the cognitive dissonance of producers and critics who keep pushing out movies nobody wants to watch. Climate change got its close-up in 2017.

The left in extremis?

We may be watching the death throes of the American left as it spirals into the black hole of excess. The left has pushed its issues so hard and far that leftists have lost all credibility.

Standing Up for Coal Industry Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Former Vice President Al Gore should have used this month's "24 Hours of Reality" internet broadcast to encourage the Trump administration to withdraw all carbon-dioxide emission rules on future power stations. Then the United States could replace its old, inefficient coal-fired power plants with modern, clean, efficient coal stations, just as they are doing in Europe, India and China.

Gorea s a Inconvenient Sequela lands on Oscar shortlist despite disputed climate science

Al Gore 's sequel to "An Inconvenient Truth" has ended up on the shortlist for Oscar consideration despite questions about its credibility raised by challenges to some of its climate-change claims. "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power" was among the 15 films included by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on its list of those still in the hunt for 2017 Best Documentary, which will be pared down to five finalists when the nominees are announced Jan. 23. "We are humbled to be on the Oscars shortlist for Best Documentary Feature.

Documentary Review: Everyone should see “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power”

After watching Al Gore's new documentary feature, " An Inconvenient Sequel ", there were two main thoughts going through my head: We have a lot of work to do to reverse the damage we've caused to our climate , and If Al Gore had been President instead of George W. Bush, this problem would not be nearly as big as it is right now. But, if we go too deep down the rabbit hole in response to item two, we'll never get out of it and I, for one, will just be immobilized by a mix of rage and despair.

‘SNL’: Trump gets visit from ghosts of Christmas past

General Mike Flynn was "the ghost of witness flipped" as "SNL" dropped a riff on the Dickens holidays mainstay centering on Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump couldn't enjoy his big legislative win Friday with the passing of the Republican tax bill thanks to the news that Gen. Michael Flynn is cooperating with Special Council Robert Mueller.

Al Gore’s dark past is an inconvenient truth

It seems like every time you open the morning paper, more powerful men are being accused of groping, raping and generally treating their female colleagues in inappropriate and degrading ways. But it's not just the political, corporate and entertainment titans of today who are being called out; many sins of the past are being re-examined in the context of our new sensitivities regarding gender relations.

Barama joins Web Summit in Lisbon

Barama Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center of Azercell Telecom LLC represented Azerbaijan in yet another international conference together with Technote, the most successful start-up of the country, supported by PASHA Bank. Thus, Barama and Technote attended the web-summit held in Lisbon, Portugal, being the only representatives from Azerbaijan and joined various events, exchanging their experience during the summit.

Dick Polman: Roy Moore Aside, What About Bill Clinton?

Left-leaning Americans who are rightfully repulsed by Roy Moore , and who were similarly steamed in 2016 about President Donald Trump's gropey braggadocio, need to acknowledge that President Bill Clinton also rates a place in that Hall of Infamy. Lest we forget, feminists and Democratic activists in the late 1990s mostly stayed mute, defended, or excused Clinton's notorious workplace behavior .

Mike’s Blog Round Up

My long-time iNternet acquaintances at World O' Crap have dug into their archives & pulled out some "Just How Awful Is Roy Moore?" items from the late Mesozoic Era . "Pretty awful" is the answer.

The Great Hurricane Absence

You will see story after story in the news about how hurricanes are stronger and more frequent. They will tell you that Harvey and Irma are the worst-ever storms and are unprecedented.

What natural disasters should teach us

I express my deepest sympathies to the people in the Caribbean and United States who have been impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. The loss of life was tragic but has thankfully been much lower than in many previous storms.

Oregon Democrats’ $1.4 billion carbon pricing plan looms over 2018 session

Four months before Oregon lawmakers return to Salem, it's already clear one Democratic priority will likely dominate the session: passing a bill to cap greenhouse gas emissions and charge some of the state's largest companies for their carbon output. This summer, at a screening of Al Gore's latest climate change documentary, Gov. Kate Brown announced her support for passing the so-called "cap and invest" bill.

Are women too weak for real life?

Between 1972 and 2016, twelve different people -- George McGovern, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Walter Mondale, Michael Dukakis, George H. W. Bush, Bob Dole, Al Gore, John Kerry, John McCain and Mitt Romney -- ran for president of the United States as a major-party nominee and lost. We can safely assume that it hurt like all hell for every last one of them -- especially the few of them who lost in a landslide.

‘So Far There Is No Particular Evidence That Says Harvey or Katrina …


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As Hurricane Irma pummels Florida, and armchair scientists blame global warming, a reminder from Reason Science Correspondent Ronald Bailey that data does not yet support the hypothesis of stronger hurricanes. After having pulverized islands such as St. Martin and Cuba, Hurricane Irma is now pummeling South Florida.

David Brooks Blames Al Gore For GOP Climate Change Denial

How can America's Most Ubiquitous Conservative Public Intellectual possibly explain how his Republican Party's position on climate change went from this -- Was it perhaps due to the concerted effort and billions of dollars spent by the moguls of oil and coal to set up a vast web of climate denial front groups and think tanks? To buy political campaigns? To underwrite right wing hacks on radio and teevee? DAVID BROOKS: Climate change, in the way it wasn't 20 years ago, it's a total partisan issue now. DAVID BROOKS: I happen to think he had some positive effects with the movement.

The climate truth we can no longer ignore

Residents clear debris in the city of Tacloban, devastated by Typhoon Haiyan, in the Philippines in November 2013. It was reportedly the deadliest storm in recorded history.a Just two or three decades ago, scientists were talking about the consequences of climate change manifesting in 50-100 years.

8Days: An Inconvenient Truth, Ron G, Comic Con, Wayne’s World

Remember when the PowerPoint-ish Al Gore documentary An Inconvenient Truth came out in 2006 and revolutionized public perceptions of climate change in a way that chartered a new policy course for the United States and the world? What? Something about President Trump and pulling out of the Paris Climate Accords? Sorry, we haven't been keeping up with the news lately. Self-care.

An Interview with Karenna Gore, Director, Center for Earth Ethics

Today is an exclusive live video interview I did with Karenna Gore, from my video interview series, Interviews with the Leading Edge . In this series of interviews, I engage with people who are on the leading edge of transformational change, doing work to further the consciousness revolution and how it is manifesting in culture, politics and spirituality, in order to help bring along a more enlightened society.

Hero push pram out of the way of van during Las Ramblas

American man who was on anniversary trip with his wife and a seven-year-old boy are among the missing after Barcelona attack as death toll rises to 14 and first photos emerge of victims 'I'm not talking to the president after what he said about my child': Heather Heyer's mother hits out at President Trump's reaction to Charlottesville 'That f***ing Steve Bannon is taking credit for my election!' Trump is running out of patience with his chief strategist over book that paints him as a strategic genius BREAKING: Multiple people injured and one feared dead after man armed with knives goes on rampage in Finland before being shot and arrested Father drives his car over OPEN drawbridge to save his family in spectacular escape when it begins lifting under them 'as the operator is blinded by the sun' Twin Peaks actor is charged with attempted murder after 'beating his girlfriend with a baseball ... (more)

Al Gore tells Trump to ‘resign’ as he promotes documentary

Al Gore's advice to Trump...'resign': Former vice president tells US leader to quit over Paris climate agreement as he warns - for the second time - that humanity's greatest threat is global warming The environmental activist has long been critical of Trump, particularly for his position on climate change and his decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement Gore addressed the president while promoting his new documentary, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, a follow up to his 2006 Oscar-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth. The environmental activist has long been critical of Trump, particularly for his position on climate change and his decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement earlier this year.

Gore: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Almost ten years ago, not long after Al Gore's first entry into the slasher/horror film genre , I had occasion to ask a straight-shooting "mainstream" climate scientist I know slightly what he thought of Gore's film. I was fishing to see whether he'd comment on some of the more obvious howlers that Gore included in the film, but instead after a long pause he said, "I wish he'd made the film with John McCain."

Adam Levine, Bono, Paul McCartney & more appear in video promoting a oeAn Inconvenient Sequela

Adam Levine , Paul McCartney , OneRepublic 's Ryan Tedder and U2 's Bono are among the stars featured in a new video promoting the film An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power , the follow-up to former Vice President Al Gore 's environmentally-themed 2006 documentary An Inconvenient Truth . In the clip, posted on Paramount Pictures' official YouTube channel , celebrities explain why they're "inconvenient" when it comes to supporting the fight against global warming.

‘Sequel’ explores growing problem of climate change

Former Vice President Al Gore visits Tacloban city in the Philippines, an area that was hit hard in 2013 by Typhoon Haiyan - an arresting physical image and reminder of the effects tied to climate change, in "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power." With articles about climate change going viral on social media, reports of extreme weather events and melting glaciers circling in the news, and the president's decision to leave the Paris climate accord, this couldn't be a better or scarier time for "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power" to hit theaters.

Al Gore: Trump less of climate change threat than I feared

The former US vice president said this was because Mr Trump's decision to pull the US out of an international agreement to tackle climate change resulted in the rest of the world and individual US states and cities redoubling their commitments. Mr Gore added he initially believed Mr Trump "would come to his senses" although he has "surrounded himself with a rogues gallery of climate deniers".

Nobody is singing ‘120 dead in Venezuela’

Once upon a time, Hollywood and rockers used to sing about dead demonstrators, such as the case of Kent State popularized by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young : "Tin soldiers and Nixon coming, We're finally on our own. This summer I hear the drumming, Four dead in Ohio."

Revolutionary Vote Security – If Government Will Allow

Remember the overtime-session, hanging chad , 2000 George W. Bush v Al Gore presidential election? Where it all came down to Florida - and Gore unsuccessfully sued to overturn the Sunshine State's certification of Bush as its winner? I remember. I was working on the Bush side of the ledger - in Austin, Texas.

Al Gore: We need clicks and bricks to save America

Former Vice President Al Gore says social media is at its most powerful when it's backed up by physical action. "You can connect with people on the Internet, but you have to have that physical contact where people form the deeper, longer-lasting ties," he told CNN's Fareed Zakaria.

National View: Joe Scarborough – The White House is not a family business


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After delivering a blistering speech critiquing Donald Trump's performance as president at a recent conference, I was challenged by an audience member to say something nice about our commander in chief. I answered without a second's hesitation.

Gore wants a Inconvenient Sequela ideas to follow people home

Al Gore is back in theaters talking about climate change, and he's hoping some of his ideas will make it into people's homes as well. The former vice president stars in "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power," which is a follow-up to the 2006 Oscar-winning documentary about his efforts to combat climate change.

Gore’s ‘Inconvenient Sequel’ is all about Al

Gore's 'Inconvenient Sequel' is all about Al Former veep returns to climate-change debate a decade after his Oscar-winning original Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/2w9evXy "An Inconvenient Truth," Al Gore's global-warming polemic from 2006, may have won an Academy Award, but it was hardly the best documentary of that year. When I reviewed it, I called it "a three-star movie about a five-star slide show."

Al Gore presses on with climate change action in the Trump era

Former Vice President Al Gore said he regrets President Donald Trump's decision to begin withdrawing the United States from a landmark accord on climate change. "I actually did feel there was a real chance that he might come to his senses and stay in the Paris Agreement," said Gore, who has spent years in pursuit of action on climate change and on Tuesday joined CNN for a town hall, moderated by Anderson Cooper.

Pro-Trump mayor of sinking island questions Al Gore on CNN

In this April 3, 2013, file photo, Tangier Island Mayor James "Ooker" Eskridge drives his boat to town on Tangier Island, Va. Eskridge, an enthusiastic Trump supporter who is mayor of a Virginia island that's sinking into the Chesapeake Bay, will debate former Vice President Al Gore on climate change during a CNN town hall that airs Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017.

Pro-Trump Mayor Of Sinking Chesapeake Bay Island To Debate Al Gore On CNN

An enthusiastic Trump supporter who is mayor of a Virginia island that's sinking into the Chesapeake Bay will debate former Vice President Al Gore on climate change. The Daily Times reports that Tangier Island mayor James "Ooker" Eskridge will appear at a CNN town hall that airs Tuesday at 9 p.m. Scientists warn that rising seas and erosion could force residents to abandon Tangier Island in 25 years.

‘An Inconvenient Sequel’ Tops; ”Menashe’,…

After a couple of slow weekends, the specialty box office perked up with the release of a couple of anticipated titles, though not all of the luster was concentrated in films with marquis names attached. Doc An Inconvenient Sequel : Truth To Power , which returns former Vice President Al Gore to the big screen over ten years after his Oscar-winning An Inconvenient Truth, had the highest per theater average of any film in release this weekend, grossing $130K in four locations.

Patriotism, Witch Hunts, and Donald Trump Jr

The momentum against the Trump administration is building, and it should come as no surprise that it comes via the least original of avenues: the Russians did it, and someone must pay. For decades, the feared Russian has played a vital role in shaping US paranoia and a domestic landscape famous for its reactionary bursts and fearful lurches.

More rational policies in our future?

In the wake of President Trump's exit from the Paris climate treaty, reactions from other quarters were predictably swift, nasty, sanctimonious and hypocritical. Al Gore paused near one of the private jets he takes to hector lesser mortals to say the action will bring "a global weather apocalypse."

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Greg Gianforte, who was recently elected to fill a vacant Montana congressional seat, has agreed to donate $50,000 to the Committee to Protect Journalists as and issued a formal apology as part of a civil settlement with Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs. Last month, Gianforte was charged for assault by police in Montana after he allegedly A body slammedA Jacobs, who was attempting to ask Gianforte questions about the health care bill at a campaign event the day before the election.

When PC science and madness meet: Now scientists researching a mental …

They say the truth is stranger than fiction, and in this instance at least, that is exactly right. Because the vast majority of people are rational and don't believe that human activity is changing weather patterns and warming the planet - after more than four decades of being told planetary devastation from human-caused climatic "change" is just a few years away, only to see deadlines come and go - now the hoaxers are getting desperate.

Trump criticized for tweet on London mayor after bridge attacks

In this file photo, US President Donald Trump holds a rally at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky, US March 20, 2017. Photo: Reuters/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo US President Donald Trump came under fire on Sunday for criticizing London's mayor in the aftermath of attacks in the city that killed seven people and injured at least 48 others.

Al Gore: Trump’s Paris decision ‘indefensible’

Former Vice President Al Gore expressed disappointment Sunday over his failure to persuade President Donald Trump to keep the U.S. in the Paris climate agreement. Gore said on CNN's "State of the Union" that Trump's decision was a threat to humanity and bad for the U.S. position in global politics.

The Business of Climate Change and the Rise of the Oceans

They write that, "Sea-level rise is coming. Even if we keep global temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius above historic norms-the benchmark for avoiding catastrophic climate warming-we may still see oceans creep four feet farther inland by 2100 and rise 20 feet by as soon as 2200."

Sunday on ‘This Week’: Scott Pruitt, Al Gore, and Susan Rice

After President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and former vice president and chair of The Climate Reality Project Al Gore come to "This Week." Plus, George Stephanopoulos goes one-on-one with former Obama National Security Adviser and U.S. Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice , exclusively on "This Week" Sunday.

Trump is reportedly hitting the reset button in his search for a new FBI director


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The White House is resetting its search to replace ousted FBI Director James Comey, a senior administration official told CNN Wednesday . Just last week, prior to embarking on his first foreign trip as president, Donald Trump said he was nearing his decision on who he would nominate to replace Comey, whom he fired earlier this month.

Al Gore would have been president if Ohio were split in two

This is because he would have won Western Reserve - the 26-county area of northern Ohio that cleveland.com is creating as a fictional state to highlight the differences between our region and the rest of Ohio. This post is part of cleveland.com's series, "Western Reserve: the 51st state?" exploring the creation of a new state with more representative government.

Keating Concerned with One of Trump’s Top Picks for FBI Director

Former Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman gives a 'thumbs-up' as he leaves the West Wing of the White House in Washington Wednesday Besides being Connecticut's US senator for 14 years, Lieberman unsuccessfully ran for the presidency, was Al Gore's running mate and was considered a vice presidential possibility when Sen. According to media reports , the Trump administration is considering four candidates to replace fired FBI Director James Comey. Frank Keating , former FBI official Richard McFeely and acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe .

the Drive: Spies upset over leak; Fbi pick near; Times Square suspect had issues

The United States and Israel are publicly brushing aside President Donald Trump's reported sharing of a highly classified tip from Israel with Russia, but spy professionals on both sides are frustrated and fearful about the repercussions to a critical intelligence partnership. "I know how things work in Israeli intelligence," said Uri Bar-Joseph, a professor at Haifa University in Israel who has studied and written widely about the Jewish state's spy operations.

the Drive: Spies upset over leak; Fbi pick near; Times Square suspect had issues

The United States and Israel are publicly brushing aside President Donald Trump's reported sharing of a highly classified tip from Israel with Russia, but spy professionals on both sides are frustrated and fearful about the repercussions to a critical intelligence partnership. "I know how things work in Israeli intelligence," said Uri Bar-Joseph, a professor at Haifa University in Israel who has studied and written widely about the Jewish state's spy operations.

Trump says he’s ‘very close’ to naming a new FBI director

President Donald Trump said Thursday that he is "very close" to naming a new FBI director to replace the one he fired more than a week ago. During an Oval Office appearance with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, Trump was also asked whether former Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman was a top candidate for the job.

Trump says he’s ‘very close’ to naming a new FBI director

President Donald Trump said Thursday that he is "very close" to naming a new FBI director to replace the one he fired more than a week ago. During an Oval Office appearance with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, Trump was also asked whether former Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman was a top candidate for the job.

Trump interviews 4 candidates to post of FBI director

President Donald Trump on Wednesday interviewed four potential candidates to lead the FBI, including former Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman, former Oklahoma Gov. Frank Keating and Andrew McCabe, currently the bureau's acting director. White House press secretary said Trump would also meet with Richard McFeely, a former top FBI official, in addition to the three other candidates.

Falling For The Lies

Since Adam's fall in Eden, we humans find it easy to fall for lies. Especially in the absence of a moral filter, which helps us differentiate between and navigate around what is right and wrong.

US Interior secretary begins Utah tour to eye monument sites

This May 23, 2016, file photo, shows the northernmost boundary of the proposed Bears Ears region, along the Colorado River, in southeastern Utah. The re-evaluation of the new Bears Ears National Monument and the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is part of President Donald Trump's executive order calling for a review of 27 national monuments established by several former presidents.

B.C. Green leader making bold predictions about multiple seats in Tuesday’s vote

It's a warm spring night and Green party Leader Andrew Weaver is standing in the middle of a paved road on a Vancouver Island First Nation talking about vote splitting in British Columbia's election. Traffic has stopped and the more than 50 people gathered around Weaver want to know the value of a Green vote when the Liberals and New Democrats dominate the province's politics.

A QuickSketch profile of B.C. Green Leader Andrew Weaver

Education: Bachelor of science in mathematics and physics from the University of Victoria in 1983, a masters in advanced studies in mathematics from Cambridge University in 1984, and a PhD in applied mathematics from the University of British Columbia in 1987. Academic career: Weaver was a lead author on four scientific assessments by the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the body that shared a Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore in 2007.

Protest to take on Trump’s climate policies

Thousands of people who support action on climate change are expected to brave the sweltering heat Saturday and march through the nation's capital as part of the People's Climate March. With temperatures expected to hit 90 degrees, the march is set to begin at 12:30 p.m. near the Capitol.

Al Gore: There is a ‘better than 50/50 chance’ the US will stay in the Paris climate agreement


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During the TED 2017 conference in Vancouver, Canada, Al Gore came onstage for a surprise question-and-answer session with TED curator Chris Anderson. think there is a better than 50/50 chance that the Trump administration will decide to stay in the Paris Agreement.

How the March for Science splits researchers

Calls from US President Donald Trump to roll back environmental regulations and slash funding for health, environmental and research agencies have raised alarm in the scientific community. Earlier this year, a commenter on the social-media website Reddit made an off-hand remark about the need for scientists to march on Washington DC.

06/19/97 – The White House – Vice President Al Gore during interview…

Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law, listens during a meeting with small business leaders at the White House on Jan. 30. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law, listens during a meeting with small business leaders at the White House on Jan. 30. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford Vice President Al Gore during interview with reporters in 1997 at his White House desk using his personal computer and talking about all the 'goodies' he has on it. Vice President Al Gore during interview with reporters in 1997 at his White House desk using his personal computer and talking about all the 'goodies' he has on it.

This year, America should turn out the lights in solidarity with Earth Hour, the climate and reality.


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It took off around the world in 2008 and 2009, everywhere but the USA where the trolls promised to turn on extra lights and even highjacked the website address. The professional deniers went on about how we environmentalists want to squat in our mud huts in the dark.

8 Things You Should Know About Omarosa

Within this role she handles community issues and outreach. 2.) She pressured President Trump to hire African American entertainers for the inauguration despite his reluctance because 'black people didn't support his campaign'.

Foreclosure latest setback for venerable Excelsior Club

Charlotte's historic Excelsior Club, a touchstone for generations of African-Americans, faces an uncertain future after foreclosure proceedings began last week. The Beatties Ford Road landmark, which has hosted the likes of Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong as well as a future president, has been closed since June.

Fake News: Global Warming Edition

Fake news has become part of the daily lexicon due to efforts of once respected news outlets such as the New York Times, the Washington Post, CNN to destroy the candidacy and now the presidency of Donald Trump. Fake news is produced with the singular goal of advancing a political agenda the agenda of the left.

Who really cares if a married woman keeps her maiden name?

New research shows what a woman prefers to be called probably doesn't really matter, except to men who are less educated. Who really cares if a married woman keeps her maiden name? New research shows what a woman prefers to be called probably doesn't really matter, except to men who are less educated.

GOP senior statesmen making push for a carbon tax

A group of Republican senior statesmen are pushing for a carbon tax to combat the effects of climate change, and hoping to sell their plan to the White House. Former Secretary of State Jim Baker is leading the effort, which also includes former Secretary of State George Shultz.

Best of Rossie: a Rather corny election night ata

BEST OF ROSSIE: A Rather corny election night at CBS Readers who watched election returns Tuesday on CBS were treated to the verbal equivalent of a Perseid meteor shower. Check out this story on pressconnects.com: http://press.sn/2kaUXyU Rossie leaves behind a huge legacy: columns that are etched into the memories of generations of newspaper readers and a contingent of reporters, writers and editors.

Top StoryLast Call: Titles leaving Netflix in February, 2017

Seeing as " An Inconvenient Sequel " kicked off the Sundance Film Festival last week, it is the perfect time to revisit Davis Guggenheim and Al Gore 's 2006 documentary about climate change. When two Black Hawk helicopters are shot down during a mission into the heart of Mogadishu a group of soldiers must fight to stay alive until they can be rescued.

Gore stays mum on Trump meeting, says ‘it’s not the last’

Al Gore said that while he wouldn't divulge specifics about his December conversation with Donald Trump, it wasn't "the last conversation." Speaking to a packed auditorium in Park City following the premiere of the climate change documentary "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power," which kicked off the 33rd Sundance Film Festival Thursday, Gore said that he's seen a lot of people who started out as climate deniers change over time.

Gore stays mum on Trump meeting, says ‘it’s not the last’

Former Vice President Al Gore said that while he wouldn't divulge specifics about his December conversation with Donald Trump, it wasn't "the last conversation." Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore is interviewed at the premiere of the film "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power," at the Eccles Theater during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, in Park City, Utah.

The perks of being vice president

The role of vice president has not only become more powerful since it was derided as not worth a bucket of spit, it also comes with plenty of perks. The perks of being vice president The role of vice president has not only become more powerful since it was derided as not worth a bucket of spit, it also comes with plenty of perks.

Kushner: Trump didn’t believe conspiracy theories

Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, personally assured skittish acquaintances the President-elect didn't really believe some of the more outrageous claims he was making, according to a new New York magazine profile. "Back when Trump was spinning birther conspiracy theories, which were lapped up by gullible Republicans, one person who talked to Kushner says he offered assurances that his father-in-law didn't really believe that stuff," the report says.

America’s flawed democracy

One of the basic principles of democracy is "one person, one vote". Other criteria for an efficient and robust model of democracy include an informed and critically inclined citizenry and the presence of a political culture catering to the "common good" instead of the self-centred whims and boundless greed of the rich and powerful.

With nearly a 2.9 million-vote margin, Clinton the most successful loser in U.S. presidential history

Hillary Clinton received nearly 2.9 million more votes than President-elect Donald Trump, giving her the largest popular vote margin of any losing presidential candidate. Certified results in all 50 states and the District of Columbia show Clinton winning nearly 65,844,610 votes - 48 per cent - to Trump's 62,979,636 votes - 46 per cent - according to an analysis by The Associated Press.

Clinton wins popular vote by nearly 2.9 million

Hillary Clinton received nearly 2.9 million more votes than President-elect Donald Trump, giving her the largest popular vote margin of any losing presidential candidate. Certified results in all 50 states and the District of Columbia show Clinton winning nearly 65,844,610 million votes - 48 percent __ to Trump's 62,979,636 million votes __ 46 percent - according to an analysis by The Associated Press.

Lieberman defends Trump’s controversial Israel ambassador pick

Former Sen. Joe Lieberman on Thursday defended President-elect Donald Trump's controversial selection as the next Israel ambassador, explaining that "some of the things he said really don't reflect what he believes." "I think you're going to find in the weeks ahead in the confirmation process on David Friedman that it's going to be very clear that he wants -- he and President Trump want to be a part of achieving peace between Israelis and Palestinians -- and that some of the things he said don't really reflect what he believes," Lieberman said in an interview on "New Day."

Election questions leave US distrustful, like other nations


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Americans' enduring confidence that their elections are unimpeachably fair is teetering. Welcome to what much of the world calls reality, especially Russia's neighbors.

Omarosa Joins Trump’s White House Transition Team

The 42-year-old TV personality, who admitted to being a former life-long Democrat , dropped her ties to the Democrat Party and began helping Trump court black votes on the campaign trial in July as his Director of African-American Outreach. Now, she'll join the real estate mogul in the White House.

Jonathan Bernstein: There’s nothing Teflon about Trump

Donald Trump won the election. That's a fact. But since then, Trump, his supporters and even some pundits are making various claims about his victory that aren't true, starting with his Orwellian assertions to have won in a landslide or even recording "one of the biggest Electoral College victories in history".

Al Gore’s new climate change movie arrives just in time

The Sundance Film Festival will open in January with a new climate-change movie from Al Gore - and the timing, unfortunately, could not be better. Paramount Pictures and Participant Media announced on Saturday that the follow-up to the 2006 Oscar-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth - in which film-maker Davis Guggenheim documented Gore's travelling slideshow on global warming - will follow the former vice-president as he travels around the world exploring advances and challenges in the fight against climate change.

Alexa and Carlos PenaVega welcome first child Ocean King

Two Malibu property owners including a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon are fined $5.1MILLION for denying people access to coastline behind their property dubbed 'Billionaires' Beach' CIA concludes 'Russia DID intervene in the elections with the goal of helping Trump win' but transition team dismisses claims saying they come from the 'same people that said Saddam had WMDs' Karaoke bar owner 'shoots his ex-wife' in front of customers during an argument' at a private late night session Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth gets a sequel examining global warming's escalation and will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival next year SodaStream CEO slams bottled water as a 'scam' after his Game of Thrones advert encouraging people to 'f*** plastic' and buy its products is hit with six cease-and-desist letters 'Well, I killed them, I guess': The chilling moment Dylann Roof LAUGHS as white supremacist ... (more)

Trump cons the media on climate

President-elect Donald Trump speaks to members of the media in the lobby at Trump Tower in New York, Dec. 6, 2016. CREDIT: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik This week, President-elect Donald Trump met with some of the biggest names in climate activism: former vice president Al Gore and actor Leonardo DiCaprio.

Majority rule equals tyranny

It is alleged that Hillary Clinton won a popular vote majority. Therefore, if the nation were not burdened with the antiquated Electoral College, anguished and freaked-out Americans whine, she, instead of Donald Trump, would be the next president of the United States.

Gore Meets with Trump to Discuss Climate Change

"Former Vice President Al Gore, a leading voice in the fight against climate change, and Donald Trump, who at one point called it a hoax, met on Monday in what Gore called a 'productive' session," Reuters reports. Gore "spent about 90 minutes in meetings at the president-elect's Trump Tower apartment and office building in Manhattan.

Dakota Access pipeline opponents just scored a huge victory


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Opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline erupted in cheers on Sunday after U.S. regulators rejected a final permit needed to complete the controversial pipeline. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it won't grant an easement that would've allowed the pipeline's builders to run the conduit under Lake Oahe, a reservoir near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota.

Gore says U.S. climate curbs on track, hopes Trump will surprise

U.S. greenhouse gas emissions are likely to fall irrespective of the pro-coal policies of President-elect Donald Trump, who may still surprise the world by embracing global action to limit climate change, former vice president Al Gore said. Gore, a climate activist who will lead a 24-hour televised marathon on Dec. 5-6 about global efforts to limit rising temperatures, told Reuters that companies and U.S. states would cut emissions despite Trump's doubts that warming is man-made.

Presidential election recount set to begin in Wisconsin

The first candidate-driven statewide recount of a presidential election in 16 years was set to begin Thursday in Wisconsin, a state that Donald Trump won by less than a percentage point over Hillary Clinton after polls long predicted a Clinton victory. Presidential election recount set to begin in Wisconsin, a state where Donald Trump won by less than a percentage point over Hillary Clinton (AFP The recount requested by Green Party candidate Jill Stein carries none of the drama of the Florida presidential recount of 2000, when the outcome of the election between Al Gore and George W. Bush hung in the balance.

Unhappy liberals should rediscover virtues of federalism

For the second time in recent experience, and the fifth time in American history, a presidential candidate has been elected despite having failed to win a plurality of the nationwide vote. Also for the second time in recent experience, partisans of the candidate who won the popular vote but not the presidency - Al Gore in 2000 and Hillary Clinton in 2016 - have responded by urging an end to the Electoral College system, which awards votes to presidential aspirants by state totals , rather than national ones.

Clinton leads Trump by over two million in popular vote

Hillary Clinton is now more than two million votes ahead of President-elect Donald Trump in the popular vote count for the US presidential elections, a tally compiled by the Cook Political Report showed Wednesday. The Democratic candidate's 1.5 percent lead in the popular vote makes no difference to the outcome of the November 8 election, which Trump won by taking a majority of electoral votes.

How to Scrap the Electoral College

Sixteen years ago, as the 2000 presidential election recount in Florida transfixed the nation, the newly elected Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke directly to the likelihood that Al Gore would win the popular vote and still lose the election: "I believe strongly that in a democracy, we should respect the will of the people," Mrs. Clinton said, "and to me that means it's time to do away with the Electoral College and move to the popular election of our president," the New York Times reported. If Mrs. Clinton had worked as hard over the last 16 years to abolish the EC as she worked to win the Democratic nomination, she would be moving back into the White House in January.

Did Gary Johnson and Jill Stein Voters Cost Hillary Clinton The Election?


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Of course, they could blame the Democratic Party for willfully tipping the scales in favor of ensuring the nomination of a candidate who The Intercept 's Glenn Greenwald aptly described as "a deeply unpopular, extremely vulnerable, scandal-plagued candidate, who - for very good reason - was widely perceived to be a protector and beneficiary of all the worst components of status quo elite corruption." They could also blame the lack of enthusiasm for either candidate, which produced a far lower-than-expected turnout , particularly in swing states.

News Guide: Colorado decides balance of power, right to die

Former Vice President Al Gore checks his watch to check the time until election day as he speaks during a campaign rally for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, in Lakewood, Colo. Gore made one other campaign stop in Colorado for Clinton to drum up support on the eve of the general election.

Trump and Clinton fight to win Florida

CAMPAIGN kiss: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump kisses his wife Melania as she introduces him at a campaign rally yesterday, in Wilmington, North Carolina, USA. - Photo: AP Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton traded barbs as they entered the last three days of campaigning in the US presidential election with competing events on Saturday in Florida, a swing state that could prove decisive in Tuesday's vote.

Ghost of Al Gore compels Clinton to stop by New Hampshire


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Hillary Clinton's team was confident in a New Hampshire win on October 24 when Clinton campaigned in Manchester with Elizabeth Warren. One aide told CNN that this would be Clinton's last trip to the state.

This Election Will End. The Mental Damage May Not

More than half of Americans are experiencing election-related stress comparable to that often attributed to work, money, or the economy, the American Psychological Association has said. And while the good news is the presidential contest will end next week, the bad news is that because of the ferocity of the campaign, the mental damage may linger.

Electoral College map shows Trump still has work to do

Donald Trump has closed the gap with Hillary Clinton in many national polls - with some putting him in the lead - but he faces a far tougher challenge in the Electoral College, analysts said Wednesday. According to the RealClearPolitics average of national polls, Clinton was ahead of the GOP nominee by a scant 1.7 percentage points, 47 to 45.3 percent, down from a 7.1 point lead on Oct. 18 before FBI Director James Comey's e-mail bombshell on Friday.

Election law doesn’t care if Trump (or Clinton) ever concede

The prospect of election night drama seems to dwindle with each new round of polling. But Donald Trump, perhaps trying to author a campaign cliffhanger, is determined to provide Americans with at least a measure of "suspense" on November 8. During the third presidential debate, and in speeches and tweets before and after, the Republican nominee has repeatedly hinted, if not outright declared, that he has no intention of conceding a lost race to Hillary Clinton.

Paul Krugman: It’s not just luck

Pundits long have said Hillary Clinton is a terrible candidate. You have to go back to Al Gore in 2000 to find a politician who faced as much jeering from the media, over everything from claims of dishonesty to matters of personal style.

Most Donald Trump Backers Think Hillary Clinton Can’t Win Legitimately

Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks as Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton listens during their third and final 2016 presidential campaign debate at UNLV in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., October 19, 2016. No matter which presidential candidate comes out ahead on Election Day, many Americans won't be ready to accept the results.

Ap Fact Check: Sharp contrast between Gore in 2000 and Trump

Donald Trump, who's railed for months about a "rigged" political system, used the final presidential debate to defiantly say he won't decide until the election ends whether he will accept its results. Pressed on that remarkable challenge to a keystone of the democratic process, his defenders have drawn a parallel to Democrat Al Gore's contest of the disputed 2000 presidential election.

Third debate: Trump defeated by his ego

In the last presidential debate of 2016, Trump said he'll wait until Election Day to say whether or not he will accept the results of the election, should Clinton win the election. In the last presidential debate of 2016, Trump said he'll wait until Election Day to say whether or not he will accept the results of the election, should Clinton win the election.

50-50 Senate a recipe for a partisanship on nitroglycerina

No matter which party wins the White House in November, attention could quickly turn to the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue if the Senate finds itself in unusual - but not unprecedented - territory. CNN's analysis of this year's competitive races raise the possibility that the 100-member chamber could be evenly split next year with 50 members caucusing with each of the two parties.

Idaho company debuts solar sidewalks

He believes the solar-powered glass pavers his company makes could transform thousands of miles of pavement into a new energy source. His business, Solar Roadways, recently unveiled its first public installation, in a downtown plaza in this northern Idaho resort town.

Lieberman: Trump Rise ‘Inevitable’

Former Connecticut U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman said as his days in Washington wound down, he could see a growing chasm between lawmakers and the people they're elected to govern. "As the political system has failed to deliver for people and people have in our country have become more and more angry at Washington, it was just inevitable that somebody who was an outsider would come along," Lieberman said, following a news conference Friday.

For the Record: Hey! Over here! It’s a real issue like climate change

For the Record: Hey! Over here! It's a real issue like climate change Where do Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and third-party candidates stand on climate change? Check out this story on brookfield-elmgrovenow.com: http://usat.ly/2e6smEl Sigh. What does it mean for democracy when the election now depends on how you view the P-word? And why, if this is all we can talk about, is Team FTR even bothering to tell you where the candidates stand on matters that don't involve genitalia? We don't know either.

Nader: Clinton and Trump ‘both flunk’

Ralph Nader, who ran for president in 2000 as a Green Party candidate, said that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump "both flunk" when it comes to being viable options for the White House. "If it's a choice between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, do you see much difference between the two?" CNN's Anderson Cooper asked Nader Wednesday on "AC360."

As Trump, Duterte and Putin prove, respectful leaders are in short supply today

Paul Letters says the animosity seen in the current US presidential race is reflected in the lack of civil leadership styles elsewhere Last week, a heartfelt hug between Michelle Obama, wife of the current US Democratic president, and former Republican president George W. Bush demonstrated the warmth between the two first couples and went viral. Meanwhile, millions of viewers in the US - and more online around the world - tuned in to the first presidential debate of 2016, anticipating animosity between the two candidates, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

Analysts laud and lance new Microsoft browser armor

Analysts today gave mixed reviews to Microsoft's new security model for its Edge browser, labeling it as both a landmark move and an attempt to mask the underlying problems of Windows that the company has refused to address. "This is one of those ideas where you say, 'Why didn't someone do this before?'" said Patrick Moorhead, principal analyst of Moor Insights & Strategy.

The Clinton aide turned Trump stand-in

Philippe Reines, a longtime aide to Hillary Clinton and one of the most astute observers of her personal and political vulnerabilities, is playing Donald Trump in her mock debate sessions, according to people familiar with Reines' involvement. Reines, who was Clinton's chief defender, enforcer and gatekeeper during most of her years in the Senate and as secretary of state, is a deft practitioner of the combative, no-holds-barred politics that Trump favors.

Trump getting graded on a curve

If Donald Trump manages to read from a TelePrompter without going off script, he's being presidential. If he seems to suggest that he wouldn't round up all 11 million undocumented immigrants right away, he's moving into the mainstream.

Letters on Al Gore, Trump, right to live

If former Vice President Al Gore had his way, we would have only one year left to enjoy the convenience of our cars. In his 1992 book, "Earth in the Balance," Gore called for the elimination of automobile internal combustion engines within 25 years.

Please, fellow Greens, don’t elect Donald Trump


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I'm a Green. I've twice been the Australian Greens' candidate for a seat in Australia's federal parliament.

Today in History

In 1782, Gen. George Washington created the Order of the Purple Heart, a decoration to recognize merit in enlisted men and noncommissioned officers.

Can Trump insult his way to the White House?

Dead soldiers, young mothers, little babies, foreign leaders, probing journalists, Muslims, Mexicans, political adversaries, fellow Republicans...is there anyone Donald Trump has NOT insulted/offended/twitted etc? One of the great mysteries of the US Presidential elections in 2016 is how the maverick billionaire Presidential nominee of the Republican Party is still in the race after offending multitudes and committing gaffes that would have destroyed a lesser candidate. Al Gore lost an election because of a condescending eye-roll, Gary Hart blew it on account of some monkey business, Michael Dukakis didn't recover from a cold response to a question about rape, and a sweaty Richard Nixon melted down in the heat of the television studio.

Trump Time Capsule #68: We Wuz Robbed


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Noting it for the long-term record: August 1, 2016-four days after the end of the Democratic convention, three days into the Captain Khan disaster , on the same day as the post-convention polls shifted strongly in Hillary Clinton's favor- Donald Trump began emphasizing that the election this fall could well be "rigged." From around time 17:00 onward in the clip below, showing a discussion with the nonpareil Sean Hannity, Trump warns that something fishy is going on.

Our reporters peek behind the curtain at the national political conventions

Fresh back from Philadelphia and the Democratic National Convention, Grist reporters Ben Adler and Rebecca Leber chat about what climate hawks drink when you're not watching, why young people are dissatisfied with both major party candidates, and the best place to sneak chips when you're starving after a hard day of listening to floor speeches and carbon tax debates. The following transcript has been lightly edited.

Staying High In These Days of Going Low

First Lady Michelle Obama's speech on the opening night of the Democratic National Convention rocked, and her words and advice about hate speech resonated especially for many LGBTQ people. In a surprisingly personal speech, Obama shared how she and Barack advise their daughters, Malia and Sasha, on how not to let name-calling, nastiness, and negativity ensnare them by remaining about the fray.

Watch Live: Bill Clinton to speak at Democratic National Convention

Bill Clinton's history of speeches at the Democratic National Convention has been like his political career, a series of ups and downs, where the former president has played the role of validator, acceptor and character witness. The 42nd commander in chief has been allotted most of the 10 p.m. prime-time hour Tuesday night and Clinton aides expect him to speak for over 45 minutes.

Trump bounces into the lead

Donald Trump comes out of his convention ahead of Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House, topping her 44% to 39% in a four-way matchup including Gary Johnson and Jill Stein and by three points in a two-way head-to-head, 48% to 45%. That latter finding represents a 6-point convention bounce for Trump, which are traditionally measured in two-way matchups.

Al Gore’s daughter due in court after June pipeline protest

Former Vice President Al Gore's daughter and other activists are due in court after being arrested during a natural gas pipeline protest in Boston. Karenna Gore, activist Tim DeChristopher and four others are expected to appear Friday in Boston Municipal Court after pleading not guilty to misdemeanor charges of trespassing, resisting arrest and disturbing the peace following the June 29 protest.

Hillary Clinton’s record makes her unqualified

Our nation faces a very real and very serious problem these days with the widespread prevalence of drug overdoses. But we have an even more serious threat to the very existence of our once great nation, the insidious epidemic of Kool-aid overdosing.

Polls: Young voters seek a ‘reset button’ on 2016

Hillary Clinton tops Donald Trump in two new polls of younger voters, but both surveys suggest that many young voters are inclined to choose someone other than the two major party candidates or to stay home entirely on election day. That could be troubling news for Clinton's campaign, despite her overall lead in the group.

Al Gore’s daughter in court after arrest at pipeline protest

Former Vice President Al Gore's daughter and other activists arrested at a protest of a natural gas pipeline in Boston have pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges. Karenna Gore, activist Tim DeChristopher and nine others were arraigned Friday on charges including trespassing, resisting arrest and disturbing the peace.

Al Gore’s daughter in court after arrest at pipeline protest

Former Vice President Al Gore's daughter and other activists arrested at a protest of a natural gas pipeline in Boston have pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges. Karenna Gore, activist Tim DeChristopher and nine others were arraigned Friday on charges including trespassing, resisting arrest and disturbing the peace.

Al Gore’s daughter among 23 arrested in Boston pipeline protest

Former Vice President Al Gore's daughter was among 23 people arrested during a protest of a pipeline under construction. Karenna Gore was among demonstrators who tried to block construction activity on the site by lying in a trench dug for the pipeline and refusing to move until firefighters removed them, said protest group Resist the Pipeline & Stop the West Roxbury Lateral.

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Hendra Putra said a final prayer at a Christmas vigil Mass on Sunday evening and offered a friend a ride home. Talking quietly, the two men headed to Putra's small Honda motorbike in a little parking area fenced with chicken wire, part of a Catholic school compound next to Jakarta's Church of St. Joseph.

Hillary Clinton easily leads Donald Trump in Washington State, new NPI poll finds

Presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton has a double digit lead over presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, according to a survey conducted this week by Public Policy Polling for the Northwest Progressive Institute. If the candidates for President this fall were Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump, who would you vote for? 49% said they would vote for Hillary Clinton , while 37% said they would vote for Donald Trump .

30 years ago scientists warned Congress on global warming. What they said sounds eerily familiar

Pieces of ice fall from the front of Argentina's Perito Moreno glacier near the city of El Calafate, in the Patagonian province of Santa Cruz, in this file photo. REUTERS/MARCOS BRINDICCI Thirty years ago, on June 10 and 11 of 1986, the U.S. Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works commenced two days of hearings, convened by Sen. John H. Chafee, R-Rhode Island, on the subject of "Ozone Depletion, the Greenhouse Effect, and Climate Change."

The Myth of the Spoiler: Why the Machine Elites Fear Democracy

Spoiler arguments are part of an interlocking set of social control discourses that too often govern our thoughts and actions regarding elections and representational democracy. While "the spoiler" is deployed on the wings of the "lesser of two evils" and " electability/inevitability ," it most resembles corporate-inspired arguments about austerity.

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This piece by Eric Alterman about the press's He said/ She said "both sides do it" coverage of the 2016 election is an absolute must read. There is a very big risk of the press normalizing Trump and pathologizing Clinton in order to pretend they are being "balanced."

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The Trump-Clinton Gender Gap Could Be The Largest In More Than 60 Years

Hillary Clinton stops for a selfie with a supporter following a Women for Hillary Town Hall meeting in New York City. During a recent speech before the National Rifle Association, Donald Trump was explicit about the voters he's reaching out to: "I will say, my poll numbers with men are through the roof, but I like women more than men.

British academic rejects Israeli prize in “political choice”

A prominent British academic said Thursday she had turned down a prestigious Israeli award for political reasons, in what looked to be the latest attempt by Western activists to boycott the Jewish state. Catherine Hall, a history professor at University College London, said her rejection of $300,000 in prize money from The Dan David Foundation was "an independent political choice."