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Trump escapes blame for ethanol policy hurting corn farmers 13.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Midwest farmers and their Republican elected officials rarely miss a chance to shower President Trump with praise when he takes actions they believe help agriculture, but they're now parsing their words over the administration's policies dealing with ethanol.
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Carbon pricing and the journey towards an 'energy constrained world' 11.7.2019 GreenBiz.com
An international system to curb energy use may be the only way to lift people out of poverty while preserving the planet.
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The Real Reason Republicans Call Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a Liar | Opinion 10.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Republicans now routinely refer to AOC as a liar. They don't bother to offer proof. But it's not about facts at all.
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Will Progressive Groups Finally Abandon Susan Collins? 10.7.2019 Mother Jones
When Sen. Susan Collins, a Maine Republican, ran for reelection in 2014, she had the backing of a wide swath of powerful groups whose agendas are more often associated with Democrats. With control of the Senate up for grabs, the Human Rights Campaign—which advocates for LBGTQ equality—endorsed Collins, as did the national gun control groups […]
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Who are the Democratic candidates for president? 9.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Twenty-three Democratic candidates are vying to be the party’s nominee for president — that is, if we’re counting just the more prominent ones — now that California Rep. Eric Swalwell has dropped out of the race. Here are the 17 men and six women aiming to face off against President Trump in 2020:

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Disgraced Trump Fundraiser Elliott Broidy Is Reportedly Being Investigated. Read Our Story on Him. 9.7.2019 Mother Jones
On Monday morning, the Associated Press reported that disgraced Trump fundraiser Elliott Broidy is being investigated by the US attorney in Brooklyn, New York, for possibly using Broidy’s ties to Donald Trump and the GOP to score big-money business deals with foreign leaders, including officials in Angola and Romania. The AP notes that “prosecutors appear […]
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Daily Digest: Post-holiday edition 8.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
If you took a break from the news over the long July 4th weekend here are some items you may have missed.
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Protesters flock to Washington Park to protest Denver culling Canada geese 7.7.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The protest follows an initiative by the city and federal authorities to trim Denver's population of Canada geese, which officials estimate reaches as many as 5,000 birds year-round. That number grows when other geese make a pit stop in the city during their winter north-south migration.
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Alaska’s governor makes unprecedented cuts in state university spending 6.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Alaska Gov. Michael Dunleavy, a Republican, is pushing his alma mater to the financial brink so the state can avoid raising taxes or dipping into the oil industry money it doles out to residents.

Dunleavy, a former teacher and school board member, last week vetoed $130 million allotted for the...

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Trump Is Going to Brag About All He’s Done for the Environment. No. Really. 6.7.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by the Guardian and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Donald Trump plans to go on the offensive against criticism of his industry-friendly rollbacks of environment protections in a speech on Monday, according to three sources familiar with the plans. Trump will tout America’s clean air and […]
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Oregon Republican senators end walkout over carbon bill 30.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Republican lawmakers returned to the Oregon Senate on Saturday, ending an acrimonious nine-day walkout over a carbon emissions bill that would have been the second such legislation in the nation.
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House bill to protect Colorado land passes first test despite GOP concerns 27.6.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Legislation to protect 400,000 acres of Colorado land – including three Fourteeners – advanced in Congress on Wednesday, but still has major challenges ahead.
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Air quality committee rejects ban on toxic acid used in South Bay refineries 23.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Air quality officials on Saturday moved to close the door on a ban of a dangerous acid used at two South Bay oil refineries that community groups have sought since a 2015 explosion raised concerns about the potential for a catastrophic release.

The South Coast Air Quality Management District’s...

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Dozens of Coastal Republicans Vote with Democrats to Ban Offshore Oil, Gas Drilling 22.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The move by Republicans to side with Democrats for the increased environmental protections clashed with the Trump administration's stance, which has been to roll back environmental regulations put into place under the Obama administration.
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Liz Cheney Calls Vladimir Putin a 'Thug' but Claims Democrats, Not Trump, Are Helping Russia 22.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"I think the Russians have clear intentions. I think we've seen what their intentions are," Cheney said.
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Liz Cheney Says Progressives Make 'Slaves Out Of People' In Episode Airing After AOC Concentration Camp Criticism 22.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Whether it's a Green New Deal or Democratic takeover of healthcare, those all come with a huge cost and that cost is loss of freedom," Cheney says.
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The Spot: Behind the scenes at a Colorado GOP training session with Trump supporters 20.6.2019 Denver Post: Local
Hey Spotters, happy Thursday!
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Lindsey Graham Goes Hard Against Trump Support of Saudi Arabia, Says 'No Amount of Oil' Will Get Him to 'Back Off' 19.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"What's happening in Saudi Arabia is not normal," the typically close Trump ally and Republican senator said.
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U.S. Navy Would 'Push, Shove, Stomp and Destroy' Iran 'In a Heartbeat,' GOP Congressman Warns 14.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Not only do we have to continue the economic push against them, but we have to be willing, if necessary, to use the military," Representative Adam Kinzinger said.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dangles 2020 endorsement: Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren? 11.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Two of the best-known women in Democratic politics had just recorded a video to upbraid Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin, when Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez started bantering about the final episode of “Game of Thrones.” Their riff bemoaning the show’s anti-feminist...

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