Graham backs down on Syria after lunch with Trump

Graham backs down on Syria after lunch with Trump

Sen. Lindsey Graham backed away Sunday from his criticisms of President Trump's decision to withdraw from Syria, telling reporters that Trump shared "some things I didn't know" during a lunch at the White House that "make me feel a lot better about where we're headed in Syria."

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California’s Pet Stores To Only Sell Rescue Cats, Dogs And Rabbits

California's Pet Stores To Only Sell Rescue Cats, Dogs And Rabbits

California is ringing in the new year as the first state in the country to ban stores from selling dogs, cats and rabbits that aren’t rescues. The Pet Rescue and Adoption Act, which was signed into law by California Gov. Jerry Brown in 2017, will go into effect on Tuesday, Jan. 1. The law requires all pet shops to identify the public animal control agency, shelter or rescue group that the animal came from. Such information must be on display on its cage or in its enclosure.

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A Holiday Mystery: Why Did John Roberts Intervene in the Mueller Probe?

A Holiday Mystery: Why Did John Roberts Intervene in the Mueller Probe?

A mysterious grand jury subpoena case has been working itself through the D.C. courts since August. Doughty reporting by Politico linked the grand jury case to special counsel Robert Mueller. Some of us, connecting the dots, wondered whether Mueller’s antagonist in this secret subpoena battle might be President Donald Trump himself. Speculation heightened two weeks ago when the D.C. Circuit cleared an entire floor of reporters assembled for the oral argument, in order to protect the identity of the litigants.

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Trump used her slain daughter to rail against illegal immigration. She chose a different path.

Trump used her slain daughter to rail against illegal immigration. She chose a different path.

The letters began immediately. Dozens at first, then hundreds, each day bringing more: from a Texas man telling her this was why we needed to build the wall. From a New York television producer asking for an interview. From an elderly woman despairing “this divided America in which we now live.” Nearly every day since her daughter’s body was found, she had opened the mailbox, then sat and read them, because that was her routine, that was how she tried to make sense of something so senseless.

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States make climate policies a 2019 priority

States make climate policies a 2019 priority

Despite federal climate policy rollbacks, governors and cities have decided to take up the mantel on climate leadership. Nine Northeast and Mid-Atlantic governors and the mayor of Washington, D.C. announced that they will move forward with a plan that prioritizes clean transportation and ambitious climate goals.

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Beastly tales from the medieval bestiary

Beastly tales from the medieval bestiary

In Disney’s The Lion King, little Simba grows up to become the ‘King of Beasts’, but did you ever wonder where the whole idea of the lion as king of beasts comes from? The answer lies in the medieval bestiary, along with a host of other wondrous and exciting discoveries.

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