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In a party line vote, the US House Administration Committee voted yesterday to kill the Election Assistance Committee, which sets federal standards for voting technology. If the bill becomes law, it could affect efforts to protect US elections from cyber attacks, further indicating that Republicans aren't all that bothered by the threat of election hacking.
In April, a half dozen polar scientists are meeting at a US Air National Guard base in upstate New York to board an LC-130 cargo plane bound for Greenland. Once there, the researchers will spend a month traversing remote glacial terrain on snow mobiles, taking measurements at field stations to help NASA determine how quickly our planet's vast northern ice sheet is melting.
Roger Marshall is an obstetrician and former captain in the US Army Reserve who will begin his first term in the US House representing Kansas's first district starting today. Here he is being sworn in by Speaker Paul Ryan in the company of his family, most of whom are not total jabronis who hit weak-arse dabs during their dad's swearing-in.
Bill Mitchell is the host of a conservative online talk radio show and one of the few pundits to accurately predict the rise of Donald Trump. In post-election retrospect, the man Buzzfeed says "owned" the liberal media seemed to possess some sort of awful precognitive powers. Turns out he was just a lucky idiot.
Trump may never remove that dumb tweet about climate change being a Chinese hoax, but there are signs that the US president-elect is warming up to the notion that maybe — just maybe! — global warming isn't a liberal conspiracy. The latest signal came on Monday, when Trump met with former US presidential candidate and noted climate activist Al Gore to discuss our ever-warming planet.