Mar 30, 2017

Paul Ryan: "We all knew Russia was trying to meddle with our election"

House Speaker Paul Ryan told CBS' Norah O'Donnell on Wednesday that Mitch McConnell, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi and he sent a letter before the election warning the secretaries of state to guard their data, and to "watch out" for Russian interference.

"We all knew this before the election. We all knew, Russia was trying to meddle with our election. And we already know right now they are trying to do it with other countries," said Ryan. "I think we have a special responsibility given our capabilities to make sure we help our allies guard against this meddling by Russia in their elections just like they tried to with our election."

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#MeToo gets Weinstein

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Hollywood titan Harvey Weinstein is now a convicted rapist, two years and four months after accusations against him helped ignite the #MeToo movement.

Why it matters: To date, #MeToo has resulted in hundreds of powerful men losing their jobs. Seven have been criminally convicted, with four others still facing charges.

JPMorgan Chase to pull support for some fossil fuels

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JPMorgan Chase said Monday that it won’t directly finance new oil and gas development in the Arctic and will significantly curtail its financing of the extraction and burning of coal.

Why it matters: JPMorgan is the world’s largest funder of fossil-fuel companies, according to a report by the Rainforest Action Network (RAN). The announcement follows similar moves by other big banks and investment firms, including Goldman Sachs and BlackRock.