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Jenelle Evans couldn’t help but get emotional when she reunited with her son, Jace, over the Memorial Day weekend.
Last week, the Teen Mom 2 star reached a happy resolution in a long-fought custody battle with her mother, Barbara Evans. Jenelle’s attorney, Heather D. Kaemmer, told PEOPLE that the reality star and her mother had settled on a custody schedule that allows them to share time with 7-year-old Jace.
And this past weekend, the mother and son had an “amazing” reunion when they were reunited after five weeks spent apart.
“It felt amazing to finally be reunited,” Jenelle told E! News about spending time with her oldest child. “He was so happy he didn’t even know what to do first when he got home. I was nervous a little bit because I didn’t want Jace thinking it was me that didn’t want to visit with him, but when he arrived everything was back to the way it used to be.”
Although the mother of three — she is mom to Jace, son Kaiser, 2, and newborn daughter Ensley Jolie — did she some tears, it was a happy reunion.
“I did cry but not around anyone except for David,” said Jenelle, who is engaged to fiancé David Eason. “I didn’t want any of the kids thinking I was upset. Lots of hugs and kisses we’re going around all weekend!”
To celebrate the three-day weekend, the MTV personality and her children, along with Eason’s daughter Maryssa, rode bikes and enjoyed some time hiking and at the beach. “Couldn’t have asked for a better weekend,” she said.
“My next visit with him is this upcoming weekend since his summer school break will begin,” said Jenelle, who will reportedly have Jace for his entire summer break. “We are planning on taking the kids on vacation so that should be lots of fun!”
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Although the Evans v. Evans case between Jenelle and her mother was scheduled for two days of trial beginning May 24, “the parties re-opened settlement negotiations and were able to come to an agreement before the trial started” on May 24, Kaemmer said. (Barbara, with whom Jenelle has long had a tense relationship, maintains primary custody of Jace.)
According to Kaemmer, “Barbara and Jenelle settled on a custody schedule that allows them to share time with Jace,” Kaemmer told PEOPLE. “The new Order grants Jenelle specific periods of time with Jace so that Barbara no longer has the authority to determine if and when Jenelle can spend time with her son.”
Three of the nation’s intelligence agencies received subpoenas Wednesday afternoon issued by the House Intelligence Committee, Fox News has confirmed, with each of the three demands for documents explicitly naming three top officials of the Obama administration: Susan Rice, who served as President Obama’s White House national security adviser; former CIA Director John Brennan; and former U.N. ambassador Samantha Power.
The three subpoenas, among a total of seven signed by panel chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), were served on the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the National Security Agency, and all three explicitly referenced “unmasking” – a signal that the House panel is intensifying its investigation into allegations that Obama-era aides improperly demanded the “unmasking” of names of associates of President Trump that had appeared, in coded form, in classified intelligence reports, then leaked the data to news media organizations.
The other four subpoenas were issued at the behest of the committee’s ranking Democrat, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), and were said to be duplicative of subpoenas already issued by the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is conducting a parallel probe. These four are focused, sources said, on persistent – but as yet unsubstantiated – allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government, as well as the case of Michael Flynn. The former White House national security adviser was dismissed after three weeks on the job because the White House concluded he had misled Vice President Pence about private conversations Flynn had had with the Russian ambassador late last year.
The other target of these four subpoenas is said to be Michael Cohen, a longtime Trump attorney. Cohen has denied participating in any effort at collusion with the Kremlin. Flynn, through attorneys, has unsuccessfully sought immunity from prosecution in exchange for congressional testimony.
The issuance of the seven subpoenas was first reported by the Wall Street Journal.
The inclusion of Power’s name on the subpoenas marks the first appearance of the former U.N. ambassador in the controversy surrounding the Obama administration’s use of unmasking. Capitol Hill sources told Fox News they are devoting increasing scrutiny to Power – a former historian and winner of the Pulitzer Prize who worked as a foreign policy adviser in the Senate office of Barack Obama before joining his administration – because they have come to see her role in the unmasking as larger than previously known, and eclipsing those of the other former officials named.
Rice has previously denied any improper activity in her use of unmasking. “The allegation is somehow Obama administration officials utilized intelligence for political purposes, that’s absolutely false,” Rice told MSNBC on April 4. President Trump said at that time that he personally believed Rice had committed a crime. None of those named on the subpoenas has been formally accused of wrongdoing.
Inquiries placed with representatives of Power and Brennan were not immediately returned.
That Nunes signed the seven subpoenas, as is standard practice, underscored the chairman’s continuing influence over key aspects of over his committee’s probe, despite the fact that Nunes in early April “stepped aside” from his panel’s Russia probe. He insists his decision was not a formal recusal, and he is still awaiting a hearing by the House Ethics Committee, which agreed at the time to investigate whether Nunes had improperly shared classified data with the White House before presenting it to Schiff and the rest of the intelligence committee.
Nunes told Fox News in an exclusive interview on May 19 that he is an active chairman, including continuing to preside over the unmasking angle of the investigation
Investigative sources on the committee’s Republican majority staff told Fox News that the unmasking subpoenas do not reflect a “fishing expedition,” but were issued because documentary evidence already in hand warranted demands for additional documents relating to Rice, Brennan and Power.
Where NSA had previously complied with the House panel’s investigators, sources said that cooperation had ground to a complete halt, and that the other agencies – FBI and CIA – had never substantively cooperated with document requests at all. The investigators believe that even rudimentary document production as a result of the subpoenas will enable them to piece together a timeline linking the unmasking activity to news media reports, based on leaks, that conveyed the same information provided to the officials requesting unmasking.
President Trump and the White House have dismissed the long-running allegations of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign, and possibly the transition team, as “fake news,” a scandal ginned up by supporters of President Obama and Hillary Clinton to explain the Democratic nominee’s stunning loss to Mr. Trump last November.
However, the Trump administration belatedly acquiesced in the appointment of former FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III as a special counsel to investigate the allegations “and related matters.” Critics of the administration have also pointed to sustained reporting alleging undisclosed contacts between key Trump aides and various Russians – Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the probe at an early stage because of such contacts – and to a memorandum prepared in February by former FBI director James Comey, leaked a few days after his termination by President Trump, in which Comey alleged that the president had personally importuned him to abandon the FBI’s probe of Flynn.
James Rosen joined Fox News Channel (FNC) in 1999. He currently serves as the chief Washington correspondent and hosts the online show “The Foxhole.” His latest book is “A Torch Kept Lit: Great Lives of the Twentieth Century” (Crown Forum, October 4, 2016).
In between setting wild world records, Travis Scott has apparently found time to make another music video. This time, he’s self-directed a visual for “Way Back,” a druggy Kid Cudi/Swizz Beatz collab from his 2016 album, Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight.
Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden stars in the vid, which is only appropriate, given that Scott name-checks him in the song: “I need fake n—-s to get way back / James Harden with the range on me n—-a way back.” The clip opens with Harden watching pundits criticize his game and his personal life (including his past relationship with Khloe Kardashian). From there, he heads to the gym to play one-on-one against himself, then hangs upside down from the ceiling while lip-syncing Scott’s bars.
Scott himself doesn’t take center stage until the last couple minutes of the video, when he kicks back in a sleek convertible driven by a little kid. Just your average day in Houston, I guess.
AutoNation Inc. named Lance Iserman COO and executive vice president of sales, effective June 1, the nation’s largest dealership group said late Wednesday, two weeks after former COO Bill Berman abruptly resigned.
Iserman, who has worked at AutoNation for more than 15 years, is currently president of the western region, overseeing the Fort Lauderdale, Fla., retailer’s 81 stores and 110 franchises in the region, a statement said.
Steve Kwak, 44, will replace Iserman, 52, as western region market president after serving on the western region management team for 12 years.
CEO Mike Jackson said AutoNation had “quite a number” of internal and external candidates for the COO and sales boss positions, but Iserman was “clearly the best choice and therefore the decision.”
Berman resigned May 15.
Iserman will split Berman’s previous responsibilities with Scott Arnold, who was named executive vice president of customer care and brand extension.
“We had come to the conclusion,” Jackson said, “that with all the aspirations we have to grow the business through brand extension, to split the position” between two executive vice presidents: customer care and sales.
Executing AutoNation’s brand extension plans for parts, accessories and collision will be Arnold’s responsibility, Jackson said. Iserman will oversee the brand extension strategy for AutoNation USA, the company’s used-vehicle stores.
COO is typically seen as the No. 2 post. When asked about the succession plan for CEO, Jackson said: “We’re in an excellent position if you look at this list of executive vice presidents that we have. There are many on there to be considered in succession planning when the time comes.”
He identified 11 executives with a combined average of 15 years of service, including executives such as Arnold, Iserman, Chief Marketing Officer Marc Cannon and CFO Cheryl Miller.
“If I put it all together, 90 percent came from internal succession planning,” Jackson said. He added that the company would also consider candidates from outside the company.
DETROIT — General Motors on Wednesday said it will end one of two production shifts at a Michigan transmission plant next month, following cutbacks at several vehicle assembly vehicle plants amid a decline in U.S. industry sales.
GM did not reveal how many jobs would be eliminated as a result. The plant, Warren Transmission Operations, employs about 630 hourly workers and 100 salaried workers. Some of the affected UAW employees likely would have the chance to move to another plant.
“Recent actions to reduce passenger car production have caused us to adjust transmission production starting in late June,” a GM spokesman said. “Warren Transmission Operations will operate on one shift, building fewer transmissions each day. This action will help maintain more stable production and provide the smallest impact to plant employment going forward. We are not providing more detail about our plans for competitive reasons.”
The plant makes six-speed transmissions for the Chevrolet Traverse, Equinox and Impala, the GMC Acadia and Terrain, the Buick Enclave and Regal, and the Cadillac XTS. It also builds electric drive units for the Chevy Volt and Malibu Hybrid.
GM cut a shift at the Michigan plant that makes the Traverse and Enclave earlier this month, when it also moved Acadia production to Spring Hill, Tenn. In March, it removed a shift at the Detroit plant that assembles the Impala and Volt. Two GM plants that build other vehicles lost shifts in January.
GM’s inventory was at its highest level in nearly a decade at the beginning of May, climbing 37 percent over the past year, while other automakers have kept their inventories essentially flat.
GM executives have said the buildup was intentional in preparation for production that will be lost to several important changeovers to redesigned models this year. But it leaves GM more vulnerable to declining demand than many of its competitors, at a time when industry sales have declined for four consecutive months.
Donald Trump gave himself a deadline last Saturday. This was going to be the week, after many delays, when he made a decision on whether or not to keep the United States in the Paris Agreement to mitigate climate change. If Trump decided to leave, he’d effectively destroy the most productive part of President Obama’s climate legacy, and reject the Agreement’s aim to keep the global temperature from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels. Axios reported Wednesday that our climate change–denying president has already made up his mind to withdraw us from the historic 2015 pact between nearly 200 nations that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Around the same time Wednesday morning, Trump reiterated on Twitter that he will be announcing his decision on the Paris accord “over the next few days.”
The Agreement aims to prevent that 2-degree rise in temperature. Whether it can is, admittedly, questionable. But it’s our best — and only chance — at the moment. The planet already hit 1 degree above the preindustrial standard in 2015. That doesn’t sound like a lot, but going just 1.5 degrees above this standard could cause devastating weather events, flood low-lying land, and particularly endanger coastal cities such as Miami and New Orleans. A 2-degree increase pretty much locks us all into an irreversible cycle of uncontrollable and random weather disasters. World hunger and clean water crises will only get worse.
Withdrawing from the accord would only speed up the disproportionate damage the United States has already done to Earth’s climate: This country isn’t just one of the most voluminous polluters on Earth — it’s also the richest. What’s more, unbound by any commitments to other nations, Trump would send a clear signal to the other worst carbon emitters in the world: full steam ahead, fellas. That’s no small feat for a president who profits off the success of those very foreign powers, drawing unconstitutional foreign profits from his hotels every day.
Does Trump’s decision matter globally? Undoubtedly. The Paris accord would survive an American departure, but only in a literal sense. Each nation comes up with its own way of adjusting its ability to meet the Agreement’s standards by being able to, at any time, change “its existing nationally determined contribution with a view to enhancing its level of ambition.” This means that should the U.S. leave, the rest of the countries could continue their participation. But since Americans produce roughly 15 percent of all worldwide carbon emissions, our departure would effectively neuter the Agreement.
Trump’s decision to back out of the Agreement would be in line with perhaps the greatest lie he told his voters during the campaign: that he’ll revive coal country’s deadly and dying trade. Thanks to automation and mountaintop removal, you could take every single coal worker in America to a Dallas Cowboys game and still have thousands of seats left. The coal industry employed only about 76,000 people in 2014, according to the Washington Post. The president’s top economic advisor, Gary Cohn, let out some accidental truth last week when he spoke to reporters aboard Air Force One. “Coal doesn’t even make that much sense anymore as a feedstock,” he said. “Natural gas … is such a cleaner fuel. … If you think about how [much] solar and how much wind power we’ve created in the United States, we can be a manufacturing powerhouse and still be environmentally friendly.”
The oilman Trump put in charge of the State Department, Rex Tillerson, agrees with Cohn on the waning utility of coal. So does ExxonMobil, for goodness’ sake. With some notable exceptions, most coal barons want to maintain the Agreement so that they can ensure American fossil fuels will remain in the global energy market. Even half of Trump voters want us to stay in.
In fact, the only people who seem to actually support ditching the Agreement are nincompoops like White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, folks who believe that somehow domestic and foreign policy can and should be divorced from the rest of the world’s welfare. This matters because, as is the case with most matters of principle, Trump doesn’t have much of an educated or considered opinion on environmental science. He has shown that he tends to sway back and forth on many issues depending upon the last person to whom he spoke, which is probably why the six other G-7 leaders hoped that they could talk him into sticking with the Agreement.
All of those leaders believe in climate change, which is to say they recognize fact. But Trump’s G-7 compatriots weren’t able to convince him, sadly, so Americans sit in this purgatory. We’re stuck with an American head of state who could change his thinking on a planetary emergency, literally, on a whim. Trump started worsening relations with Europe during the trip, and abdicating the giant responsibility that the United States has to reduce carbon emissions would only make things worse.
So why make a decision now? The timing is curious, but Trump’s other recent troubles — the looming Russia scandal and predictions of a forthcoming economic slowdown — indicate that the foolish president might double down on his own nonsense just to make a splash. He’s a climate change denialist, so he’s already proved he’ll defend an illogical position just to say he’s different or claim that he’s right.
But his decision about the Agreement goes deeper than mere partisan pathology: It will show just how reckless he is willing to be. Sure, he could have done this piecemeal, or he could have paid attention to most American voters and just done nothing. But by withdrawing from the Paris Agreement altogether, Trump will have seized perhaps his best opportunity to shape the future of the world in one fell swoop. Plus, he’ll be able to help coal barons and oilmen get richer while he’s at it. What a legacy!
It’s no wonder that younger voters are at the forefront of the climate change fight: Trump taking the U.S. out of the Agreement would be a massive insult to every young person on the planet. Speeding up climate change and possibly shortening the time Earth will be habitable would be the biggest swindle he’s ever pulled off. And, more importantly, the attitudes of millennial climate activists and voters reflect those of most of America: Nearly 70 percent of adults surveyed by the Yale Program on Climate Communication earlier this spring say they want carbon emissions capped. (In a separate survey, 71 percent wanted to keep us in the Paris Agreement, by the way.)
You can see why it would be tough for Trump, a consummate grifter with questionable fathering skills, to look like he cares about young people. This isn’t limited to his climate denial. Activist Marian Wright Edelman wrote recently that the president’s harsh, austere budget cut proposals signify a “war on children,” specifically hungry ones. His EPA plans to zero out its funding for environmental justice at a time when Flint kids still can’t drink their water for fear of lead poisoning. Add to that his war on reproductive rights — signifying that he’s cool with forcing young people to have kids they don’t want or can’t provide for — and it’s clear that the president either isn’t thinking through the consequences of his actions on generations to come, or he just doesn’t give a shit. Now, it appears Trump will do something that could cheat away the futures of every person who has yet to grow old on this planet, and their descendants.
To the extent that Trump seems to care about people, he cares about people who care about Trump. There’s no evidence that there is room for Earth in that equation, especially when there is a readily available opportunity to mitigate Obama’s impact on it. So, who cares about the young people whose tomorrow could be stolen away for today’s profit? After all, your grandchildren won’t be able to vote for Trump.
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