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6 things to watch in the House Farm Bill 18.5.2018 Washington Post
The bill, authorized every five years, involves way more than agriculture — such as requirements for food stamps and school lunches.
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8 things our environment reporters are watching at the Capitol 18.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Legislation related to wild rice protection, the 3M settlement and nitrogen fertilizer rules are all in play as Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders wrap up their work.
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Will Trump's pick to run EPA in California show up for work? 18.5.2018 LA Times: Environment

The White House may have finally found someone to take on the stress of overseeing President Trump’s fossil fuel-friendly environmental agenda in the heart of hostile territory: California and nearby states.

But there’s one glaring problem.

The guy officials have queued up to lead the Environmental...

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The Spot newsletter: Remembering Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan, Tom Steyer brings his impeachment message to Denver and more RTD train drama 17.5.2018 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Welcome back to The Spot, where The Denver Post's politics team captures what's happening this week -- from the Colorado legislature to Denver city hall, with a stop through the halls of Congress in Washington, D.C.
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Why Democrats can't win the 'respect' of Trump voters 15.5.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Why Democrats can't win the 'respect' of Trump voters
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Democrats running for California attorney general quarrel as Republicans hope for top-two finish 15.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Weeks before the June 5 primary, the race for California attorney general has incumbent Xavier Becerra and Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones trading jabs over campaign contributions as the Democrats prepare for a possible showdown in November.

The sparring, minor as it may be, is being watched...

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California’s defiance of immigration law creates stark divides 14.5.2018 Washington Post
California’s defiance of immigration law creates stark divides
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101 bills that passed and failed: A digest of what you missed in the 2018 Colorado legislative session, from taxes to crime to transportation 13.5.2018 Denver Post: All Political News
Colorado lawmakers introduced more than 700 bills in the 2018 legislative session covering a wide range of topics. If you’re wondering what you missed, one line about 101 bills that passed or failed in the 120-day term.
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Will Bucks County Democrats choose a millionaire, a veteran or an environmentalist for congressional nominee? 12.5.2018 Philly.com News
In the Democratic primary race for the First Congressional District U.S. House seat, voters face a choice between pragmatism and party messaging as they choose a nominee in a district crucial to the party's drive to flip the U.S. House from red to blue this fall.
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The Energy 202: New York vows to continue climate work without Schneiderman 9.5.2018 Washington Post: Politics
The work will go on.
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The Finance 202: Banking deregulation takes two leaps forward on Capitol Hill 9.5.2018 Washington Post: Politics
A Dodd-Frank deal has been struck.
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He Voted for Trump. Now He’s Running for Congress as a Pro-Pot, Pro-Coal Democrat. 8.5.2018 Mother Jones
On most nights during the nine-day West Virginia teacher strike last winter, Richard Ojeda could be found at his office in Logan County, gesturing wildly at his iPhone. Ojeda, a 47-year-old ex-Army paratrooper who is rarely seen outside the state Senate chamber in anything other than a tight-fitting Grunt Style T-shirt, had been logging on […]
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The Finance 202: Good news on the economy may not be a result of GOP tax cuts 8.5.2018 Washington Post
The Finance 202: Good news on the economy may not be a result of GOP tax cuts
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The Energy 202: Three senior Scott Pruitt aides resigned from the EPA this week 4.5.2018 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Three senior Scott Pruitt aides resigned from the EPA this week
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The Energy 202: Interior agency blocks group of archaeologists from attending scientific conference 3.5.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Some groups say it's an example of the Trump Interior Department’s effort to restrict researchers’ scientific communications.
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How to Keep Social Security Secure 2.5.2018 American Prospect
This article appears in the Spring 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  For the last 35 years, official government projections have reported that Social Security will be unable to pay some scheduled benefits sometime in the middle third of this century. For almost as long, the Congressional Budget Office has annually warned that the overall federal budget is on an unsustainable trajectory. Conservatives, some of whom still yearn to roll back the New Deal and Great Society, point to these projections as support for their claim that we can no longer afford Social Security, Medicare, and other so-called “entitlements.” Their declared strategy involves sowing doubts about the sustainability of these programs and creating a coalition to scale back or replace them. So far, this campaign has enjoyed little legislative success, but the talk of crisis has made many people very nervous. Roughly two-thirds of the American public tell pollsters that Social Security is already in crisis or ...
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Gov. Wolf: once more to the (gas) well | Clout 2.5.2018 Philly.com News
Despite opposition from GOP legislative leaders, Gov. Wolf is again pushing for a new tax on natural gas. Could be some politics is involved.
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The Energy 202: Republicans are united behind Trump's EPA rule changes. Except this one. 1.5.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Lawmakers called on Pruitt to reconsider repealing tighter restrictions on emissions from a type of freight truck.
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Bernie Sanders endorses Democrat Joe Salazar in Colorado attorney general’s race 28.4.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
State Rep. Joe Salazar won a key endorsement Friday in the Colorado attorney general's race, announcing backing from former presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders.
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The Energy 202: House Republicans criticize Democrats for criticizing Pruitt 27.4.2018 Washington Post
The Energy 202: House Republicans criticize Democrats for criticizing Pruitt
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