Top Social Trends In Politics Yesterday

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Nurse Replaces Surgeon General After Obama Appointee Resigns - The New York Times

Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy was asked to resign by the Trump administration. He has been replaced by his deputy, Rear Adm. Sylvia Trent-Adams.
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Nebraska Farmer Politely Schools Fox News Host On Dangers Of Keystone XL Pipeline | The Huffington Post

"This type of fossil fuel should not be happening."
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GOP Rep Tells Mom Her Son On Medicaid Should Just Get A Better Job If He Wants Health Care | The Huffington Post

Rep. Warren Davidson also compared health insurance to a cell phone.
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Donald Trump's Earth Day Statement Is Shameful | The Huffington Post

The president has moved swiftly to dismantle a wide range of protections for the environment.
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Pictures From the March for Science - The New York Times

Visual highlights from the demonstrations in Washington and around the world.
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Thousands Across The U.S. And The Globe March For Science In Defiance Of Donald Trump | The Huffington Post

People across 600 countries are taking part in the demonstration.
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Caitlyn Jenner Warns Trump: You 'Mess' with LGBT Community, 'I'm Coming After You'

The reality TV star talks to Diane Sawyer in an exclusive '20/20' interview nearly two years after first coming out as transgender.
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Here Are Some Of The Most Awesome Signs From The March For Science | The Huffington Post

These would be hilarious if they weren't so real.
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Indiana University Will No Longer Accept Athletes With History Of Sexual Violence | The Huffington Post

The university's athletic director hopes other Big Ten schools will follow suit.
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Bernie Sanders Condemns Threats Against Ann Coulter Speech At Berkeley | The Huffington Post

“To me, it’s a sign of intellectual weakness.”
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Vox 4 days

Today’s executive orders are the nail in the coffin of Trump’s economic populism

There’s no workers’ party here.
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President Trump presents Purple Heart to Army solider injured in Afghanistan

President Trump on Saturday awarded a Purple Heart medal to an Army sergeant during a visit to nearby Walter Reed National Medical Center, in suburban Maryland.
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The March for Science: What You Need to Know - The New York Times

Thousands of scientists and science enthusiasts will march on Saturday in Washington and other locations, with many motivated by President Trump’s policies.
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CNN Politics 3 days

Trump on Earth Day: 'Rigorous science is critical to my administration'

President Donald Trump declared his support for the environment and scientific research on his first Earth Day in the White House amid harsh criticisms over his actions to roll back environmental regulations and proposed cuts to non-military spending, including at the Environmental Protection Agency.
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NPR Politics 2 days

PHOTOS: Scientists Take To Washington To Stress An Apolitical Agenda : NPR

The science community feels threatened under the current administration. Researchers, educators and activists took to the nation's capital to stress that cuts to scientific funding affect us all.
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Happy Earth Day! Here Are All The Terrible Things Donald Trump Has Done So Far. | The Huffington Post

Here are some of the major ways President Trump has changed climate and environmental policy in his first 100 days.
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CNN Politics 3 days

March for Science: Worldwide protests begin

Crowds of people are marching Saturday in the United States and around the world in support of science and evidence-based research in a protest fueled by opposition to President Donald Trump's environmental and energy policies.
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Comey Tried to Shield the F.B.I. From Politics. Then He Shaped an Election. - The New York Times

As the F.B.I. investigated Hillary Clinton and the Trump campaign, James B. Comey tried to keep the bureau out of politics but plunged it into the center of a bitter election.
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Maher: Cancelling Speakers on Campus Is The Liberal 'Version of Book Burning' - Breitbart

Maher: Cancelling Speakers on Campus Is The Liberal 'Version of Book Burning'
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Democratic Party Draws A Line In The Sand On Abortion Rights | The Huffington Post

DNC chair Tom Perez said all Democratic candidates must support a woman's right to choose.
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Marine Le Pen: Islamism Has Declared War On Our Nation, On Reason, On Civilisation

"We cannot afford to lose this war," said Marine Le Pen. "We need a presidency which acts and protects us."
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Berkeley Mayor Is Member of Antifa Facebook Group that Organized Riots - Breitbart

Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin is a member of the antifa Facebook group, By Any Means Necessary, which orchestrated riots over Milo Yiannopoulos.
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Trump Says He Will Hold Rally While Skipping Correspondents’ Dinner - The New York Times

In a Twitter message, the president said he would be “holding a BIG rally in Pennsylvania” on April 29, the night the press corps will gather for its annual black-tie event.
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Hundreds of Cities Rally to Support March for Science

Tens of thousands of people are expected in Washington, DC alone.
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Sarah Palin Dines With Trump at White House - The New York Times

Some say the former Alaska governor paved the president’s way to the White House. She visited him there this week with Ted Nugent and Kid Rock.
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Vox 3 days

The March for Science was a delightfully nerdy celebration of discontent

The most delightfully nerdy signs and messages at the March for Science
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Thousands of People All Over the World Are Marching for Science

Meanwhile, Trump released a statement claiming his administration values "rigorous science."
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Calls Grow to Use National Guard to Protect Coulter, Free Speech at Berkeley - Breitbart

Commentators are calling on President Trump to use the California National Guard to escort author Ann Coulter onto the Berkeley campus.
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Trump Order Takes Aim at Tax Regulations Imposed by Obama - The New York Times

Eager to roll back the Dodd-Frank legislation and overhaul the tax code, President Trump directed the Treasury Department to review measures that would curtail corporate tax evasion.
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Etiquette Experts Weigh In On Trump's Awkward Walking Distance From Melania | The Huffington Post

"He still is a husband first before a president."
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U.S. Rejects Exxon Mobil Bid for Waiver on Russia Sanctions - The New York Times

The Treasury Department said the decision was made in consultation with President Trump.
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Neil deGrasse Tyson: Science Deniers In Power Are A Profound Threat To Democracy | The Huffington Post

"You don't have the option to say you don't believe E=mc2. It's true whether or not you believe it."
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Report: Caitlyn Jenner Plans Nude Photo Shoot after Gender Reassignment Surgery

"The surgery was a success, and I feel not only wonderful but liberated," Jenner reportedly writes in an upcoming book of memoirs.
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NPR Politics 3 days

Saturday's March Aims To Stand Up For Science : The Two-Way : NPR

"I think the profession of science is under attack," says one organizer of the worldwide event. "[We've] left that open for politicians to [hijack] science for their own selfish needs."
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Steve Bannon: I Warned Ailes About Megyn Kelly — 'She's the Devil' - Breitbart

Steve Bannon: I Warned Ailes About Megyn Kelly — 'She's the Devil'
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DHS: Border Wall Construction Will 'Move Forward'

The construction of a border wall is pushing ahead, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly said.
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NBC Politics 3 days

"It will choke off life from both sides," scientist says of Trump's Border Wall

Scientists and conservationists said such drastic increases in border security could be devastating for hundreds of species.
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NPR Politics 3 days

Trump Awards Purple Heart To Sgt. 1st Class Alvaro Barrientos In First Visit To Walter Reed Hospital : The Two-Way : NPR

Sgt. 1st Class Alvaro Barrientos was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds sustained last month in Afghanistan. It was President Trump's first visit to Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, MD.
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Soros Group Gave $100K for Illegal Aliens' Legal Fees - Breitbart

George Soros is helping foot the bill for illegal immigrants’ legal services in Baltimore, Maryland.
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Chris Pratt Says 'Average Blue-Collar Americans' Not Represented in Hollywood Movies, Then Apologizes

Chris Pratt, one of Hollywood's biggest movie stars, has apologized for saying his industry does not represent "the average, blue-collar American."
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He Observed The Earth From Space. Now He’s Trying To Protect It From The Ground. | The Huffington Post

Former NASA astronaut Leland Melvin, famous for his dog-themed official portrait, joined the March for Science.
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Bill Nye: 'Science Is Political' - Breitbart

Bill Nye: 'Science Is Political'
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Venezuela: Nude Man Holding Bible Sprayed with Rubber Bullets During Protest - Breitbart

A nude protester, joining the thousands calling for an end to Venezuela's socialist regime on Thursday, approached armed military vehicles.
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NPR Politics 5 days

Sanders Defends Campaigning For Anti-Abortion Rights Democrat : NPR

Sanders endorses Heath Mello for mayor of Omaha, Neb., and tells NPR, "In some conservative states there will be candidates that are popular candidates who may not agree with me on every issue."
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Vacation’s Over: Obama Returns to Public Life Next Week - The New York Times

The former president will take part in public and private events in May, beginning with a town hall-style meeting with University of Chicago students.
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Camille Paglia Predicts Trump Reelection: Democrats Have 'Overplayed Their Hand'

The iconic author and cultural critic said Democrats failed to do crucial "soul searching" after their decisive defeat in the 2016 election.
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Some Of The Biggest Anti-Trump Voices Might Go Silent In A Matter Of Days | The Huffington Post

A writer's strike is creeping closer to reality and nobody's talking about it.
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The Challenge of Our Disruptive Era

It is arguably the largest economic transformation in recorded history. Can our politics adapt?
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The Exhaustive List Of Everyone Who's Died Of A Marijuana Overdose | The Huffington Post

Because cannabis is among the most dangerous drugs, according to the government.
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