With apologies, we had a malfunction of our system this AM and a work in progress was sent an hour ago. We apologize.
Here is the completed report. 

The Paris Climate Agreement:

Today’s big news will be the Paris Climate Agreement. We still think the President will choose to back out, but in doing so propose the world meet and develop an alternate plan that raises the bar and shares the burden to make a true impact.  What was the agreement?

It was adopted on December 12, 2015 at the conclusion of the United Nation’s Climate Change Conference. Parties to the agreement are expected to begin taking measures to reduce emissions in 2020, mainly by enacting rules that sharply reduce carbon emissions. Countries are supposed to publicly announce “Intended Nationally Determined Contributions” to combat climate change and periodically report on their progress.  The Obama administration announced the U.S. would commit to reduce emissions by 26 to 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025, a quarter of which was supposedly achievable by the implementation of the previous administration’s legally-questionable Clean Power Plan.

Why were Trump and conservatives against the agreement?  Here’s what conservatives have said since Obama signed it.

“The Paris climate agreement was deeply flawed from its start. It was legally and constitutionally suspect, based on politics rather than science, and contained unrealistic goals. It promised not only a dramatic expansion of the administrative state and a huge increase in the regulatory burden on American businesses, it threatened to put the brakes on U.S. economic output at a time when most economists think the U.S. will struggle to achieve even a meager two percent growth. 
It’s likely that it was already acting as a drag on the U.S. economy. After President Barack Obama unofficially committed the U.S. to the Paris agreement, businesses began preparing for its impact. Knowing that it would diminish U.S. economic output, businesses invested less and directed more investment toward less-productive technology to meet the climate deal’s mandates. Banks and financier withdrew capital from sectors expected to suffer under the climate deal and pushed it toward those expected to benefit. A classic example of regulation-driven malinvestment.
What impact would withdrawal have on the climate.
Trump and conservatives say zero to almost nothing. The liberal environmentalists say The U.S. could contribute to an increase  of 0.3 (3 tenths of one degree) Celsius in global temperatures by the end of the century if if abandons the deal.
If you want more here’s a conservative and liberal view of the agreement:
Hillary is hurting herself:

It seems daily these days Hillary is speaking somewhere and blaming someone or something for her loss. Yesterday it was the DNC. Wait, the same DNC that we were told was so far ahead of the RNC? What, they had no voting data compiled?
Really Hillary you lost because of the sleaze factor that you and your husband were seen as by so many. They held their nose and voted for Donald Trump. And you know what? Polls say they would do it again.

Subpoena’s  not covered:

Isn’t it funny how the MSM did not cover the subpoena’s of three Obama cabinet members (Fox did) on the released American names? The House intelligence committee issued them. Now it doesn’t mean the Senate committee will (though likely) and it is not positive the Special Counsel headed by Mueller will (questionable). But there is a bigger story here that we think will come into play. This lightly covered story about Obama a week before leaving office changed the intelligence rules is going to come up. Here’s how the NYTimes reported it then

“In its final days, the Obama administration has expanded the power of the National Security Agency to share globally intercepted personal communications with the government’s 16 other intelligence agencies before applying privacy protections.

The new rules significantly relax longstanding limits on what the N.S.A. may do with the information gathered by its most powerful surveillance operations, which are largely unregulated by American wiretapping laws.”

We think the released names will tie back to this. Let’s see how hard this is investigated.

The Ratings:

I know this is a long report  — lot’s of news to cover and know.

The full May ratings are in. Highlights:

The cable news morning show race for May 201t — Fox Wins:

  • Total Viewers:  Fox & Friends (1,639,000); Morning Joe (1,058,000); New Day (683,000)
  • Adults 25-54: Fox & Friends (372,000); New Day (255,000); Morning Joe (254,000).

Nightly Cable, A changing environment: Fox wins total day and Primetime, but loses 25-54 demo group.

Fox News may no longer be the go-to cable news network for adults 25-54 on weeknights, but for the 185th consecutive month, the network reigns supreme when it comes to total viewers and the news demo across total day and during Monday – Sunday prime time.

Fox News and MSNBC programming dominated the May 2017 cable news rankings.

Fox News’s Tucker Carlson Tonight was the most-watched program across cable news for the month of May, averaging nearly 2.7 million total viewers in the 8 p.m. hour. Despite the No. 1 ranking, that’s a -10 percent decline from the network’s 8 p.m. total viewer delivery in May 2016. Carlson’s program came in at No. 2 overall in the news demo, and out-performed the network’s May 2016 8 p.m. demo average by +7 percent.

MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show was the No.1 cable news program of the month in the key A25-54 demographic, and the No. 2 program in total viewers. Maddow delivered +120 percent year-over-year growth in total viewers and +125 percent growth in the news demo from its May 2016 performance.

Cable news’s newest addition to the 9 p.m. hour, The Five, was the No. 3 program of the month in total viewers and No. 5 in the news demo. The Five was -5 percent in total viewers, but +9 percent in the news demo versus the network’s 9 p.m. average in May 2016.

Fox News’s Hannity (+14 percent), Fox News’s Special Report with Bret Baier (+16 percent) MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell (+130 percent), Fox News’s The Story withMartha MacCallum (+13 percent), Fox News Specialists (-1 percent) MSNBC’s All in with Chris Hayes (+115 percent) and MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews (+104 percent) round out cable news’s 10 most-watched shows for May 2017.

Anderson Cooper 360 (No. 12) and Erin Burnett Outfront (No. 13) were CNN’s top two programs in total viewers, and posted +48 percent and +75 percent year-over-year improvement, respectively.

After Rachel Maddow and Tucker Carlson, MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell (+140 percent), Fox News’s Hannity (+13 percent), Fox News’s The Five (+9 percent), CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 (+74 percent) MSNBC’s All in with Chris Hayes (+121 percent), CNN’s Erin Burnett Outfront (+101 percent), CNN Tonight with Don Lemon (+80 percent) and Fox News’s Special Report with Bret Baier (+31 percent) round out the top 10 for May among adults 25-54.

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