Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Tuesday Tidbits

Scriber is on vacation through Thursday.

Here are some tidbits from the FiveThirtyEight newsletter “Significant Digits”.

45 percent
President Trump currently has a 45 percent job approval rating after three days in the presidency according to the Gallup tracker. All presidents since the beginning of the Gallup tracker have had a net approval rating 32 points or higher, with the exception of President Trump, who has a net approval rating of 0. The same percentage of respondents approve of the job he is doing as the percentage who disapprove. [FiveThirtyEight]

This one is relevant to our own proposed copper mine, Rosemont now pushed by the Canadian firm HudBay.

3,000
Approximate number of geese killed by toxic waste emanating from a former copper mine in Montana this past weekend. Regardless of how you feel about geese, toxic waste or copper mines, this should prove an instructive moment for how the Trump Environmental Protection Agency will handle the Superfund site. [The Guardian]

And here is AZBlueMeanie’s summary of the law suits headed Trump’s way over his businesses, conflicts of interest, and release of tax returns. Most notable is the suit on the Emoluments clause by CREW, CREW to file lawsuit against Trump under the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution.

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