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Former GOP EPA heads endorse Clinton: Trump ‘would set the world back decades’

EPADonald Trump would threaten the environmental legacy of presidents Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon and George H.W. Bush, according to two former Environmental Protection Agency chiefs from their administrations.

“Republicans have a long history of support for the environment dating back to Theodore Roosevelt. Donald Trump threatens to destroy that legacy of respect for the environment and protection of public health,” William D. Ruckelshaus and William K. Reilly said in a statement endorsing Hillary Clinton’s campaign Tuesday.


50 GOP NatSec Officials Warn: Trump a Security ‘Risk’

50 GOP Nat'l Security Officials: Trump DangerousA new letter signed by 50 senior Republican national-security officials warns that Donald Trump is “dangerous” and poses a serious “risk” to American stability and security.

Trump “would be the most reckless president in American history,” warned the signatories, including former CIA and NSA director Michael Hayden, former secretaries of homeland security Tom Ridge and Michael Chertoff, as well as former deputy secretary of state Robert Zoellick. All of the participants have worked in Republican administrations, from Richard Nixon to George W. Bush, and all claim to “know the personal qualities required of a President of the United States.”


CIA veteran expected to announce challenge to Trump

Evan McMullinEvan McMullin, a Central Intelligence Agency veteran and former chief policy director of the House Republican Conference, is expected to announce an independent presidential bid on Monday, according to multiple reports.

The bid, reported first by Joe Scarborough, a former GOP congressman from Florida and host of MSNBC's "Morning Joe," highlights the angst in GOP circles over Donald Trump, the Republican nominee for president who has fallen behind Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in polls.


Here’s What Donald Trump Thinks About Women’s Issues

Donald Trump and womenMuch has been made of Donald Trump’s controversial comments about women. He’s called breastfeeding women “disgusting,” told New York Times columnist Gail Collins she had the “face of a dog,” and speculated that Fox News host Megyn Kelly had “blood coming out her wherever,” and that’s just the start of it.

But where does he actually stand on issues relating to women? In her speech at the Republican National Convention, Ivanka Trump touted her father’s support for equal pay, paid family leave and childcare. “As President, my father will change the labor laws that were put into place at a time when women were not a significant portion of the workforce,” she said.


Rubio: No abortions for Zika-infected women

RubioSen. Marco Rubio said Saturday that he doesn’t believe a pregnant woman infected with the Zika virus should have the right to an abortion — even if she had reason to believe the child would be born with severe microcephaly.

"I understand a lot of people disagree with my view – but I believe that all human life is worthy of protection of our laws. And when you present it in the context of Zika or any prenatal condition, it’s a difficult question and a hard one," Rubio told POLITICO.


Trump Admits Lying About ‘Secret’ Iran Video

Trump admits lying about videoDonald Trump has finally admitted he got something wrong. After publicly declaring multiple times this week that he had seen “top-secret” footage of a plane unloading money the same day the Iranian government released four American detainees, the Republican presidential nominee finally admitted that video does not exist.

“The plane I saw on television was the hostage plane in Geneva, Switzerland, not the plane carrying $400 million in cash going to Iran!” he tweeted early Friday.


Former CIA chief: Putin recruited Trump as an 'unwitting agent' of Russia

Michael MorellFor former acting CIA Director Michael Morell, Donald Trump does not have what it takes to be commander in chief.

In a New York Times op-ed published Friday, the 33-year agency veteran notes that he has been heretofore private with his political preferences and is registered as neither a Democrat nor a Republican.


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