Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the former White House press secretary, will join Fox News as a contributor next month, reinforcing the strong ties between the conservative cable network and the Trump administration. Sanders, who left the administration less than two months ago, will make her debut Sept. 6 on “Fox & Friends,” the network said. In her new role, she will provide political commentary and analysis across Fox properties, including Fox News and Fox Business Channel as well as digital and radio outlets.
Sen. Bernie Sanders released a $16.3 trillion blueprint to fight climate change, the latest and most expensive proposal from the field of Democratic presidential candidates aimed at reining in planet-warming greenhouse gases. Sanders’ plan calls for the United States to eliminate fossil fuel use by 2050. It declares climate change a national emergency; envisions building new solar, wind and geothermal power sources across the country; and commits $200 billion to help poor nations cope with climate change.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said he is running for a third term after dropping his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. The announcement came a day after he withdrew from the White House race amid lackluster polling. “I want to continue to stand with you in opposing Donald Trump and rejecting his hurtful and divisive agenda, while strengthening and enhancing Washington state’s role as a progressive beacon for the nation,” Inslee said. “Which is why I’m announcing today my intention to run for a third term as Washington’s governor.”
Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said he will run for the U.S. Senate, becoming the front-runner in a crowded Democratic field vying to challenge Republican incumbent Cory Gardner. Hickenlooper last year brushed off entreaties from Washington Democrats to challenge Gardner, widely seen as the most vulnerable GOP senator in the country. Instead he mounted a long-shot presidential campaign that ended in mid-August. Many strategists began to view Hickenlooper’s Senate bid as inevitable at that point.
About 6 in 10 Americans disapprove of President Donald Trump’s overall job performance, according to a new poll released by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, which finds some support for the president’s handling of the U.S. economy but gives him weak marks on other major issues. The numbers may be ugly for a first-term president facing re-election in 14 months, but they are remarkably consistent. Trump’s approval rating has never dipped below 32% or risen above 42% in AP-NORC polls since he took office. No other president has stayed within so narrow a band.
California is considering a far-reaching law that would lock current environmental protections into place and would only be in effect until the end of Trump’s presidency. Senate Bill 1 would maintain environmental and worker safety standards that the state has had in place for decades, even if the federal government rolls them back. Those standards would be enforceable under state law until January 20, 2025, or when Trump would leave office if he wins a second term.