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Meet the blue wave now representing Orange County in Congress 19.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Long a bastion of Republican power, Orange County is now represented entirely by Democrats.

Four of the newest members defeated Republicans in November to secure their seats. They joined Rep. Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana) who holds a seat that flipped to Democratic control in the mid-’90s, and Rep....

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Trump and His Allies Have Lost the Public Debate Over Immigration 18.3.2019 Mother Jones
In 1979, John Tanton, a Michigan eye doctor and environmentalist, launched the modern nativist movement. He believed that population growth would slow down if poor people stayed in developing countries, where poverty and potentially starvation would keep growth in check, but that if they came to places like the United States in larger numbers, the planet […]
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Colorado Senate gives final approval to oil and gas reform bill 13.3.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Among the changes, the bill would make is changing the mission of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission to protect public health and safety. Supporters of the bill also say the bill will ensure more local control over oil and gas regulations.
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Howard Schultz Rebukes Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal 10.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
“Let's propose things that are true, that are honest, that are sincere and realistic," the potential 2020 independent presidential candidate said.
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New Mexico moves toward legalizing recreational marijuana 9.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
New Mexico is another state to take a step toward legalizing recreational marijuana. Its House approved a bill that would allow state-run stores and require customers to carry a receipt with their cannabis or face penalties.
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Five Things a Democratic President Could Do By Declaring a National Emergency Over Climate Change 8.3.2019 Mother Jones
Over and over, President Donald Trump has done things no sitting president would dare do. In February, the country again entered new terrain when he declared a national emergency, effectively unlocking billions of dollars in emergency funding for his border wall. Almost immediately, members of both parties started theorizing—and sounding the alarm—about the precedent such a […]
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Can Minnesota talk about new nuclear power while there’s still a ban? 8.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Senate Republicans and Democrats are at odds over whether nuclear energy can be part of the conversation about Minnesota's energy future if the state keeps its ban on new nuclear power plants.
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Here’s why Arnold Schwarzenegger and Kevin de León are teaming up on climate change 6.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Republican, is joining forces with an influential Democrat to tackle one of California’s biggest problems: pollution from cars and trucks.

The transportation sector is California’s largest source of planet-warming greenhouse gas pollution — and emissions are...

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Republicans who couldn’t beat climate debate now seek to join it 6.3.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Rep. John Shimkus once issued a forceful rejection of climate science at a congressional hearing, invoking the Bible and declaring that "Earth will end only when God declares it's time to be over."
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Doug Jones: The Republican Party is Losing Its Soul 5.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Senator Doug Jones sees unsettling echoes of America’s racist past in the Trump era. His new book is a wake-up call with a powerful message: Never forget.
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Policy News: March 4, 2019 5.3.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: Ecologist Goes to Capitol Hill and Testifies about Climate Change in National Parks A Q&A with ESA member Dr. Patrick Gonzalez who recently served as a witness at a House Natural Resources climate hearing. Congress Ends February with Six Climate Hearings Hearings examine funding for climate science, carbon capture and more. Congress ...
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Eyeing 2020, White House steps up 'socialism' attack on Dems 2.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
As the White House gears up for the 2020 campaign, it's pressing the case that Democrats are rallying behind what it's calling the policies of "socialism."
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The Spot: The Democrats’ long-awaited oil and gas reform bill is here 2.3.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
In this week's political newsletter, The Spot, we have the first look at the long-awaited oil and gas reform bill. Plus: What socialists think about Trump's attacks, DNC's Perez in Denver and Democrats misfire on Garnder.
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Washington Gov. Inslee joins Democratic presidential field 1.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Jay Inslee is the first governor to join a Democratic primary that has been dominated by senators. He acknowledges his underdog status but says his emphasis on combating climate change will set him apart.
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Senate confirms former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler as EPA administrator 1.3.2019 LA Times: Environment

The Senate on Thursday confirmed Andrew Wheeler to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, handing the reins of the agency responsible for ensuring clean air and safe drinking water to a former coal industry lobbyist.

The 52-to-47 vote removed the word “acting” from Wheeler’s title, installing...

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Republicans Warn That Liberals Are Coming for Your Burgers 28.2.2019 Mother Jones
The Republicans gathered this week for the annual Conservative Political Action Conference outside Washington are seeing creeping socialism everywhere. Speaker after speaker warned on Thursday that people like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) were ushering in a dangerous era, particularly with their proposals to combat climate change that would lead to […]
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Michael Cohen to Jim Jordan: ‘Shame on You’ 27.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
“Shame on you, Mr. Jordan," Michael Cohen told the GOP congressman during his House testimony. "I took responsibility and I take responsibility.... I am remorseful, and I am going to prison."
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Climate Change Hearing Ends After Democrats Don't Show 27.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Republicans passed a motion to adjourn after only two Democrats showed up to start the hearing.
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Will another tax hike drive up fuel prices in California? 27.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

A little more than a year after raising California’s gas tax by 12 cents per gallon, lawmakers are considering a levy on oil production that Republicans say will further increase prices at the pump.

The bill from state Sen. Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) would set an extraction tax at 10% of the average...

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McConnell using his control of the Senate to put pressure on 2020 Democratic candidates 26.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

With nearly one in five Democratic senators now eyeing the White House, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is using his control over the chamber to make life a little more difficult for President Trump’s 2020 challengers.

On Monday, McConnell — the top Republican in the GOP-controlled...

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