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  • Cattle producer says wolves cause breeding problems ( Washington )

    06/17/2018 8:42:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Chewelah Independent) ^ | June 6, 2018 | Brandon Hansen
    A troubling trend has occurred for ranchers in NE Washington ... cattle are experiencing breeding issues since the migration of wolves to the area... the rate of female cows .. that didn’t become pregnant has increased from five percent to about 20 percent. A cow must raise a calf every summer for the rancher to recoup costs ... Diamond M also has a winter range to cut costs, but when wolves came into the area about a decade ago, they’ve seen their cattle attacked ... Texas A&M University agreed with the open cow side effect from wolves, and an Eastern...
  • Conway: Trump to Target Red-State Dems Like Donnelly, Tester

    06/07/2018 8:57:06 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 9 replies
    Rollcall ^ | June 6, 2018
    . White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Wednesday said Donald Trump plans to target vulnerable red-state Democrats as the midterm election campaign heats up and denied the president is “serially untruthful.” She also disagreed with former Speaker John A. Boehner’s stance that the Republican Party is “taking a nap” that allowed Trump to take control of it, predicted more West Wing staff upheaval and offered a window into efforts to plug a series of leaks during a breakfast event with reporters. Conway insisted the president is busily preparing for his summit with his North Korean counterpart, but struggled to provide...
  • Yellowstone boss to retire after Trump agency proposed move

    06/02/2018 10:51:16 AM PDT · by BBell · 55 replies
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/ ^ | 6/1/18 | Matthew Brown
    BILLINGS, Mont. — Yellowstone National Park’s superintendent said Friday that he plans to retire next year from a job he called “the best in the National Park Service” and dismissed speculation that the Trump administration pushed him out for political reasons. Superintendent Dan Wenk told The Associated Press that he decided last fall he would retire in early 2019 after more than four decades with the National Park Service. His seven years leading one of the premier national parks have been marked by an explosion in visitor numbers; tension with neighboring states over wild bison slaughters, wolf hunting and grizzly...
  • When President Trump Attacks, Vulnerable Democratic Senators Shut Their Mouths and Pray

    05/18/2018 12:19:30 PM PDT · by ethom · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/18/2018 05:00 EDT | https://www.politico.com/story/2018/05/18/trump-democrats-senators-reelection-attacks-596553
    Vulnerable senators up for reelection have adopted a strategy of silence in response to the president’s avalanche of putdowns. Jon Tester was on his farm in rural Montana when his phone rang with the news: It was his chief of staff, informing him that the president of the United States had just called for his resignation on Twitter. The Montana Democrat briefly considered President Donald Trump’s latest attack on him, then fired up his tractor and went on his way. Tester wasn’t going to get into it with Trump over the senator’s role in bringing down the president’s Veterans Affairs...
  • Professor Warns of Climate Change’s Effects on Recreation

    05/14/2018 7:54:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    The Flathead Beacon ^ | May 13, 2018 | by Brett French
    BILLINGS — Mild-mannered Cathy Whitlock is blunt when she talks about climate change in Montana. “Spoiler alert,” she said. “The climate is getting warmer, and we’re going to have to deal with it.” Whitlock is in a position to know. As a professor at the Department of Earth Sciences at Montana State University she’s spent decades analyzing mud core samples drilled from lakes around the world to examine climate and fire going back thousands of years. She also recently co-wrote the 2017 “Montana Climate Assessment” report. What the assessment revealed is that the climate is continuing to get a little...
  • Mike Pence's doctor resigns in wake of Ronny Jackson fiasco

    05/04/2018 10:50:27 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 66 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 5/4/2018 | Anna Giaritelli
    Vice President Mike Pence's physician, Dr. Jen Pena, resigned Friday following the failure of President Trump's nomination of White House physician Ronny Jackson to become secretary of Veterans Affairs. “The vice president’s office was informed today by the White House Medical Unit of the resignation. Physicians assigned to the vice president report to the White House Medical Unit and thus any resignation would go entirely through the Medical Unit, not the vice president’s office,” Pence spokeswoman Alyssa Farah said. Pena had raised concerns about Jackson's conduct, which was reported this week. Trump nominated Jackson in April to take over the...
  • Vice President’s Physician Who Targeted Admiral Ronny Jackson Resigns

    05/04/2018 2:09:38 PM PDT · by bitt · 52 replies
    /saraacarter.com ^ | 5/4/2018 | Sara A. Carter
    Vice President Mike Pence’s physician, Army Dr. Jennifer Pena, resigned from the White House Wednesday according to several senior Administration officials. Pena’s resignation comes just as the allegations she brought against President Trump’s physician Adm. Ronny Jackson were proven to be unsubstantiated. The onslaught of unfounded allegations – also propagated by Montana Sen. Jon Tester – led to Jackson’s decision to withdraw his name from consideration after being nominated by Trump to lead the Veteran’s Affairs Administration. “This is a rift between two doctors. Really has nothing to do with the Vice President or, sadly, the second lady. The effort...
  • Vice President's Doctor Who Helped Derail Ronny Jackson's Confirmation Has Resigned

    05/04/2018 1:48:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 4, 2018 | Lauretta Brown
    Vice President Mike Pence's physician, Dr. Jennifer Peña, resigned after derailing the nomination of White House physician Admiral Ronny Jackson to become secretary of Veterans Affairs with unsubstantiated allegations of professional misconduct on his part.“The vice president’s office was informed today by the White House Medical Unit of the resignation,” Pence spokeswoman Alyssa Farah commented Friday. “Physicians assigned to the vice president report to the White House Medical Unit and thus any resignation would go entirely through the Medical Unit, not the vice president’s office.”Dr. Peña was among those who claimed professional misconduct by Jackson. In memos obtained by CNN,...
  • Exclusive: Pence's doctor alerted WH aides about Ronny Jackson concerns last fall

    04/30/2018 5:49:48 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 54 replies
    CNN ^ | Mon April 30, 2018 | Manu Raju
    Vice President Mike Pence's physician privately raised alarms within the White House last fall that President Donald Trump's doctor may have violated federal privacy protections for a key patient -- Pence's wife, Karen -- and intimidated the vice president's doctor during angry confrontations over the episode. The previously unreported incident is the first sign that serious concerns about Ronny Jackson's conduct had reached the highest levels of the White House as far back as September -- months before White House aides furiously defended Jackson's professionalism, insisted he had been thoroughly vetted and argued allegations of misconduct amounted to unsubstantiated rumors....
  • VP Pence Physician Behind Ronny Jackson Attacks

    04/30/2018 4:04:51 PM PDT · by mbrfl · 58 replies
    Website - Sara A. Carter ^ | 04/30/2018 | Sara Carter
    Unsubstantiated rumors and accusations targeting White House physician Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson, who was nominated by President Donald Trump to be Secretary of the Veterans Affairs Administration, have been propelled by media outlets and Democratic members of the Senate without any proof that those allegations were true. But where did these rumors and accusations start? Who was fighting to keep Dr. Jackson from being nominated and who wanted to smear his name publicly? According to four administration officials, the main allegations were brought forth by Vice President Mike Pence’s Army physician Dr. Jennifer Pena, who the officials contend has held...
  • The smearing of Ronny Jackson is a disgrace

    04/30/2018 8:27:16 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | April 30, 2018 | Scott Jennings
    Editor's note: Scott Jennings, a CNN contributor, is a former special assistant to President George W. Bush and former campaign adviser to Sen. Mitch McConnell. (CNN) The shameful smearing of Dr. Ronny Jackson, the White House physician who was nominated by President Donald Trump to be Secretary of the Veterans Affairs Administration and has now withdrawn, is example #967 of why people hate Washington D.C. and were in a revolutionary mood at the 2016 ballot box. Montana Senator Jon Tester in particular ought to be ashamed of publicly airing unproven allegations against a Navy Admiral and doctor who has served...
  • Gowdy: Allegations against Trump’s former VA pick merit investigating (A major Gowdy fail)

    04/29/2018 3:09:50 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/29/18 | Mallory Shelbourne
    Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) said in a Sunday show interview that some of the allegations against Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson should be investigated. “I think some of those allegations do warrant being investigated. I don't think you want members of Congress deciding whether or not the prescribing of Ambien is within the course of a professional medical practice,” Gowdy told CBS’s “Face the Nation.” "In fact, I can't think of anybody less well qualified to decide whether Ambien should be prescribed than a bunch of lawyers. So that's a medical license issue. Hostile work environment would be some combination...
  • Democrat Fake News: Secret Service Shreds Another Allegation Against Ronny Jackson

    04/28/2018 5:05:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 28, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Read Admiral Ronny Jackson, the personal physician to President Trump and former President Obama, may have withdrawn his nomination for Veterans Affairs secretary, but we’re now discovering that the allegations of impropriety, drunkenness, and pill pushing may have been both overblown and untrue. CNN’s Dana Bash and David Gregory warned against the allegation of Dr. Jackson being some “candyman,” doling out medication because other White House doctors have done this. Second, the allegations that he was drunk and wrecked a government vehicle, and that he banged so heavily on a female colleague’s door while on a foreign visit, which prompted...
  • Should Jon Tester hit the road, Jack?

    04/28/2018 5:58:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | April 18, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    This morning, Karen had a nice rundown of the allegations brought forth against Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson in a memo offered up by Montana Senator Jon Tester and what’s become of them since the shocking “revelations” first hit the news. Let’s just say that they don’t seem to be holding up well under initial scrutiny, to put it charitably. Not long after holes began appearing in these stories, President Trump jumped back into the fray on Twitter with a less than subtle solution to offer: Jon Tester should resign. (CNN) President Donald Trump on Saturday morning called for Montana Democratic...
  • Tester moves back to top of GOP Senate hit list

    04/27/2018 5:12:31 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 33 replies
    The hill ^ | April 27, 2018
    Republicans think Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) overstepped in his opposition to President Trump’s Veterans Affairs pick, and that it could breathe new life into his Montana Senate race. Tester hasn’t been seen as a top target for Senate Republicans in a cycle where they have numerous pickup opportunities, but Republicans say that may have changed this week. Trump is vowing that Tester will pay a steep political price for his takedown of VA nominee Ronny Jackson, especially given the president’s 2016 victory in Montana by 20 points — and it’s an argument being echoed by Republicans.
  • Biologically inspired membrane purges coal-fired smoke of greenhouse gases

    04/11/2018 2:24:07 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    phys.org ^ | 04/11/2018 | by Neal Singer, Sandia National Laboratories
    Enzymatic liquid membrane design and mechanism of carbon dioxide capture and separation. The Sandia/University of New Mexico membrane is fabricated by formation of 8-nanometer diameter mesopores. Using atomic layer deposition and oxygen plasma processing, the silica mesopores are engineered to be hydrophobic except for an 18-nm-deep region at the pore surface which is hydrophilic. Through capillary condensation, carbonic anhydrase enzymes and water spontaneously fill the hydrophilic mesopores to form an array of stabilized enzymes with an effective concentration greater than 10 times of that achievable in solution. These catalyze the capture and dissolution of carbon dioxide at the upstream surface...
  • Parents withdraw from inquiry into death of U.S. engineer Shane Todd

    05/21/2013 11:30:43 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 2 replies
    The parents of a U.S. engineer found dead in Singapore last year said on Wednesday they will not take part in the rest of a coroner’s inquiry into his death, which they say was linked to a project involving the transfer of sensitive technology to China. In a statement issued through their lawyers, Rick and Mary Todd said they had lost confidence in the system investigating the death of their 31-year-old son, Shane, who was found hanging in his Singapore apartment last June. The Todds did not appear in court on Wednesday, the day after a U.S. medical examiner they...
  • Running Scared? Red State Democrat Cites His Own Bills That Were Signed By Trump In New Ad

    03/12/2018 4:14:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 12, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Is Montana Democratic Sen. Jon Tester running scared? That could be the case, or it could be that he just knows his state. His latest ad features him touting bills he co-sponsored that were signed into law by Trump. The Washington Post added that some of these bills are also not ones of great significance, like the tax bill for example. One of them named a mountain after a conservationist, but Trump’s name is attached to it. Still, any red state Democrat running this year knows he or she will be fighting for their political lives. Their states voted for...
  • An Open Letter to the Montana Legislature

    02/21/2018 9:11:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 22, 2018 | Mike Adams
    Dear Montana Representatives:On February 13th, I had the opportunity to speak in Dennison Theater at the University of Montana (UM). Events leading to the speech as well as events occurring during the speech made it clear that the Montana legislature must act to restore respect for freedom of speech on its publicly funded university campuses. I write today to ask that you pass specific free speech legislation we have already adopted in my home State of North Carolina.Prior to my speech, in a bizarre statement to the entire university community, UM president Seth Bodnar stated, “Ours is a university driven...
  • Senate Republicans call on Trump to re-engage on TPP

    02/21/2018 2:55:42 PM PST · by seacapn · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/21/18 11:22 AM EST | Vicki Needham
    More than two dozen Senate Republicans are urging President Trump to re-engage in Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. The 25 GOP lawmakers sent a letter to Trump on Friday saying they support his recent comments that he may consider U.S. participation if the 11-nation Asia-Pacific pact is improved.