Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and President Trump. Photo: Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images

The Trump administration is not publicizing study findings on climate change effects or promoting government-funded research on how higher temperatures are damaging crops and posing health risks, Politico reports.

Details: The peer-reviewed studies, cleared through the nonpartisan Agricultural Research Service, the principal in-house research agency of the Department of Agriculture, examined the effects of carbon dioxide, rising temperatures and volatile weather, rather than specifically focusing on the causes of global warming, according to Politico.

  • Politico cited examples of reports not promoted, including a 2-year study in which University of Washington researchers, collaborating with USDA scientists and colleagues in Japan, China and Australia, found that carbon dioxide can make rice less nutritious.

The big picture: President Trump and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue have both doubted the science of climate change, despite the administration's director of National Intelligence and other agencies identifying it as a threat to national security.

What they're saying: A USDA spokesperson denied to Politico that there has been a directive that prevents the publication of climate-related science.

Our thought bubble, per Axios' Andrew Freedman: The Agriculture Department’s approach to its climate science research contrasts sharply with other parts of the Trump administration, such as NASA, NOAA and the Energy Department. Ultimately, the work still gets publicized and known to other researchers, just on a delay.

Go deeper: Trump and Republicans are isolated on climate change

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Democrats demand Trump release his tax returns after NYT report

Compilation images of House Nancy Pelosi and President Trump. Photo: Joshua Roberts/Getty Images/Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Democrats called on President Trump to disclose his tax returns following a New York Times report alleging he paid $750 in federal income taxes in 2016 and 2017 and nothing in 10 of the past 15 years.

Details: Trump said the report was "total fake news," that he's unable to release the returns as they're "under audit" by the IRS, "which does not treat me well." House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said in a statement the report "provides further evidence of the clear need" for a House lawsuit to access the tax returns and "ensure the presidential audit program is functioning effectively, without improper influence."

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Former Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale hospitalized

Brad Parscale, the former campaign manager for President Trump's re-election campaign, at Drake University in January in Des Moines, Iowa. Photo: Tom Brenner/Getty Images

Fort Lauderdale police arrived at former Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale's home on Sunday after his wife called and said he was threatening to harm himself, Florida officials confirmed to Axios.

Details: Fort Lauderdale Police Sgt. DeAnna Greenlaw told Axios officers responded to a report of "an armed male attempting suicide" just before 4 p.m. local time.

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