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Teenagers Keep Going to Town Halls and Owning Republicans and It’s Amazing 19.8.2017 Mother Jones
In the last five minutes of Sen. Cory Gardner’s (R-Colo.) town hall on Tuesday morning, an unlikely voice stepped up to the microphone. A young teen girl, fighting for the courage to speak, urged the senator to start a climate solutions caucus in the Senate. “If all you need is more information, I can come […]
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Facebook’s new data center a boost to Ohio technology sector 16.8.2017 SFGate: Business & Technology
Facebook will spend $750 million on a new data center in central Ohio, the company announced Tuesday — marking another boost for the state’s growing technology sector. The world’s biggest social media company joined Republican Gov. John Kasich and a host of other dignitaries to announce that its 10th data center will be in New Albany, just northeast of Columbus. The 22-acre data center will be powered exclusively by renewable energy. Rachel Peterson, the Menlo Park company’s director of data center strategy and development, said several factors attracted Facebook to the location, including fiber and power infrastructure, government support, livability and the availability of high-tech talent. Facebook has been adding data centers in the U.S. and internationally to handle the growing number of photos, videos and additional digital content it must process from its 2 billion users. The Ohio project was code-named Sidecat as it moved through the successful application process for $37 million in state ...
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New Facebook data center a boost to Ohio’s technology sector 15.8.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

NEW ALBANY, Ohio (AP) — Facebook will invest $750 million in a new data center in central Ohio, the company announced Tuesday — marking another boost for the state’s growing technology sector. The world’s biggest social media company joined Republican Gov. John Kasich and a host of other dignitaries to announce its 10th data center […]
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Democratic attorneys escalate legal fight against Trump 13.8.2017 AP Top News
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Trump resistance movement cheered when Democratic attorneys general in several states sued to block the president's plan to bar travelers from some Muslim majority countries....
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West Virginia’s governor wants a coal bailout. Republicans should ignore him. 11.8.2017 Washington Post: Editorials
Give him points for creativity: It’s all about national security.
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The Energy 202: Trump's lack of nuclear knowledge is what's really scary 10.8.2017 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Trump's lack of nuclear knowledge is what's really scary
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West Virginia’s One Progressive Party 10.8.2017 American Prospect
(AP Photo/Vicki) Protesters hold signs in front of the Monongalia County Courthouse in Morgantown, West Virginia, on May 18, 2011, as then-Mountain Party gubernatorial candidate Bob Henry Baber speaks. “I’m the daughter of a coal miner. My father died of black lung. It’s a horrible way to suffocate to death,” Charlotte Pritt says. She got her start in Democratic politics as a hard-charging state senator in the early 1990s, fighting nursing home closures and arguing against Governor Gaston Caperton’s gas tax. “I’m opposed to the taxes on the poor. That’s the only thing these yo-yos can come up with.” But in 2012, Pritt jumped ship and joined the Mountain Party, a motley environmentalist outfit that has affiliated with the national Green Party. The Mountain Party is a tiny outfit: It has just 1,922 registered voters and three elected officials, all in nonpartisan offices. Still, the party has punched above its weight, frequently garnering respectable vote totals as it laps up left-wing voters dissatisfied ...
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US oil industry pushes back on sanctions against Venezuela 10.8.2017 AP Business
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- The Trump administration's decision on Wednesday to slap sanctions on eight members of Venezuela's all-powerful constitutional assembly brings to 30 the number of government loyalists targeted for human rights abuses and violations of democratic norms since anti-government protests began in April....
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The Energy 202: The Interior Department could cost taxpayers at least $60 million by rolling back Obama rule 9.8.2017 Washington Post: Politics
The Obama-era policy was designed to extract more money from energy companies.
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The Daily 202: The GOP congressional majority may be too strong for Trump to break 9.8.2017 Washington Post
The Daily 202: The GOP congressional majority may be too strong for Trump to break
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Trump promised to build Keystone XL. Three votes in Nebraska could stop it. 9.8.2017 Washington Post
To build its pipeline, TransCanada needs to win approval from the state’s five-member Public Service Commission. This week's public hearings are giving a taste of how difficult that could be.
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Remember those smoggy 60s? We do, don't repeal clear air provisions 8.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Re: "State limited in its fight to save anti-smog rules," Aug. 3

To the editor: Sixty-five years ago, when I was with the then-County of Los Angeles Air Pollution Controls District, air pollution in parts of Los Angeles County was so bad that if one of us went to speak about what was called "smog"...

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Climate deal swing votes among top oil money recipients 8.8.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Assembly members considered swing votes on legislation to reduce carbon emissions by charging polluters were among the top recipients of donations from oil companies, an analysis of campaign finance filings shows. Records show oil companies in the Western States Petroleum Association and other industry groups donated more than $240,000 to […]
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The Daily 202: Democrats are moving left — and that won't necessarily hurt them in 2018 7.8.2017 Washington Post: Politics
The story can be mistaken for Democrats in disarray.
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California speaker recall effort reflects Democratic tension 5.8.2017 AP Top News
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Democrats control every lever of power in California state government, and free from worrying about major losses to Republicans, they're training fire instead on each other....
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California speaker recall effort reflects Democratic tension 5.8.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democrats control every lever of power in California state government, and free from worrying about major losses to Republicans, they’re training fire instead on each other. The latest example is a recall effort against Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, a strong progressive now targeted by party activists upset that he derailed a […]
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Some of those hot button issues of the Trump-backed immigration bill aren't so controversial to the general public 4.8.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Americans think it’s important for immigrants to possess several attributes prioritized by the new bill
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Senate approves FERC nominees, restores voting quorum 4.8.2017 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate has approved two Republicans nominated by President Donald Trump to serve on the federal commission that oversees the nation's power grid and natural gas pipelines....
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Trump, GOP senators introduce bill to slash legal immigration levels 4.8.2017 Washington Post: Politics
The bill is expected to face fierce resistance from congressional Democrats and immigrant rights groups.
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Polis targets 100 percent renewable energy in Colorado by 2040 3.8.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
U.S. Rep. Jared Polis wants to set Colorado on a path to 100 percent renewable energy by 2040.
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