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Fight over wolf hunting in Minnesota is heating up again 25.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
As the federal government prepares to cut gray wolves from the Endangered Species Act again, long simmering debates over wolf hunting in Minnesota are emerging anew.
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Climate Change Won't Wait Until 2020—We Need Bipartisan Action Now 21.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The infrastructure bill may be an opportunity to take meaningful steps forward on climate action, already under this administration
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What's the (right) word on climate change? 21.5.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
The words we use most frequently to describe the climate problem may be the least impactful, according to new research. At least one big media company already is taking action.
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The Spot: What are Republicans thinking in trying to recall state Rep. Tom Sullivan? 16.5.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
So far this year, Democrats have provided most of the head-scratching, what-in-the-world-are-they-thinking news. See former Colorado House Speaker Crisanta Duran's decision to challenge U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette instead of running to unseat Sen. Cory Gardner, and state Senate Democratic leadership keeping the lights on during a bomb cyclone.
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North Carolina ‘bathroom bill’ sponsor wins GOP redo of tainted election 15.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

North Carolina’s most infamous political story lines of recent years are merging into a congressional race this summer that pits the architect of the state’s “bathroom bill” against a Democrat who was granted an electoral do-over after evidence of ballot fraud tainted his prior opponent’s campaign.

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How a 'RepublicEN' takes on the right flank on climate 15.5.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
A former congressman's campaign to persuade his fellow Republicans to take climate action.
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Biden Says Republicans Will Work With Democrats After Trump; Critics Scoff 15.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
“The thing that will fundamentally change things is with Donald Trump out of the White House. Not a joke. You will see an epiphany occur among many of my Republican friends.”
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Demands for Lindsey Graham to Resign Flood Twitter Over Trump Jr. Advice 14.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The social media campaign to see Graham resign was sparked by a deluge of Democratic Coalition demands and the South Carolina Republican's own hard turn toward what many see as his defense of the Trump family over the rule of law. 
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Moderate Freshmen Democrats Unite to Bolster Re-Election Hopes 12.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
“It’s to keep our seats and work together,” said a freshman Democrat from Virginia. “Every man for himself, but every woman together.”
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How Colorado’s Republican lawmakers managed to score some wins 11.5.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Republicans in Colorado's General Assembly used delay tactics and amendments to slow and in some cases tweak the majority Democrats' agenda this session.
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and GOP Senator Rick Scott Trade Blows 7.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Rick Scott's lack of "critical thinking + honesty is embarrassing to the institution," the Democratic congresswoman said. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has "embarrassed [Democrats] to the point of irrelevance already," the GOP senator fired back.
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Policy News: May 6, 2019 7.5.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: Coalition for National Science Funding Exhibit Highlights the Importance of NSF, Funding for Basic Research ESA exhibit highlights the Hubbard Brook Long Term Ecological Research site. White House Releases New Information Quality Act Guidance, Echoes “Secret Science” Policies Memo requires agencies to publicly post code used to build models cited in decision-making. ...
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Colorado Democrats deliver on major changes to health care, education and the environment in dramatic session 4.5.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado legislative Democrats ended their work reshaping the state Friday after four months of debating health care, educational and environmental policy, delivering on most of the campaign promises that ushered them to power.
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Arnold Schwarzenegger: Want to act on climate? Shift the message 3.5.2019 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
The former governor and action star is a standout politician in his ability to message fraught and often politically divisive topics.
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Climate Change Denier Defends CO2 Emissions: Carbon Is Not Pollution 30.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
A former Republican aide who rejects the scientific community's consensus on climate change said carbon dioxide is not pollution, dredging up a decades-old defense of CO2 emissions in order to write off Beto O'Rourke's newly announced climate plan.
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How to settle on a favorite Democratic presidential candidate? Good question. 30.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

It was kind of refreshing on Monday to hear Beto O’Rourke, the former Texas congressman who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, vow that if he becomes president, he will put a halt to new oil and gas leases on federal land on Day One.

Virtually every Republican candidate in 2016...

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Sex ed, the environment and affordable housing: Colorado General Assembly has 5 days to go and a lot left to do 29.4.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
State law requires the General Assembly to end its work Friday. Here are the big bills lawmakers are racing to get finished -- and those they're still fighting over.
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Democratic victories in 11 states have led to clean energy legislation 28.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Soon after taking office this year, Maine's Democratic Gov. Janet Mills announced renovation plans for the governor's mansion: She wanted to add solar panels.

The move was seen as a rebuke to her predecessor, Republican Gov. Paul LePage, whose administration put a moratorium on new wind turbines...

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Daily Digest: Lawmakers return to a full plate 23.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Catch up on politics and government news from around the region.
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Beto O’Rourke Compares Green New Deal to World War II 17.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
O’Rourke made the comments, also comparing the Green New Deal to the Great Depression, while campaigning at the University of Virginia.
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