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Not Just Roger Stone: A Shockingly Long List of Trump’s Controversial Pardons and Commutations 11.7.2020 Mother Jones
A version of this story was first published on April 13, 2020. Donald Trump has added yet another name to his burgeoning list of friends, loyalists, and conservative celebrities who have received presidential pardons or commutations. This time, the beneficiary was Roger Stone, a longtime adviser convicted of lying to Congress, obstruction, and witness tampering […]
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Labels: Disdain them — except one 6.7.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Labels: Disdain them — except one Bob Langert Mon, 07/06/2020 - 01:45 A longtime friend told me he was Christian and couldn’t support Democrats because it violated his principles. Then I heard a news update that Republicans were trying to ax Obamacare. I think I’m an Independent.  I’ve been spending more time contemplating the racial problems our country faces. I admire the friends and family that have posted Black Lives Matter signs. I just read "White Fragility," and it infused me with thoughts that challenged my privileged white life. I hadn’t thought I was a racist, but I now realize I am because I’m part of a systemic white-dominant society by default. Truly. And it’s got to change, including me. I’ve thought of myself as young. But now I get up in the morning and hobble about until I’ve warmed up my body to stand straight. Labels. Can’t stand them. Listening to the radio the other day I heard an ad that said, "All of us use social media way too much." How do they know that about me? I’m not too ...
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House Democrats’ climate plan would end greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 1.7.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
House Democrats on Tuesday unveiled a plan to address climate change that would set a goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, while pushing renewable energy such as wind and solar power and addressing environmental contamination that disproportionately harms low-income and minority communities.
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Research Shows 'Linking Climate Policy to Social and Economic Justice Makes It More Popular' 16.6.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

Amid persistent calls for a green and just recovery from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and nationwide protests against systemic racism and injustice, researchers on Friday detailed recent studies showing "policy packages that address the climate crisis alongside income inequality, racial injustice, and the economic crisis are more popular among voters."

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Editorial: Trump moves to militarize a crisis, after pouring oil on the flames 2.6.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The 'president of law and order' sees only one dimension of a national crisis.

The Oil Execs on Trump’s “Opening the Country” Council Are Major GOP Donors 1.5.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in HuffPost and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Eight fossil fuel executives tapped for a White House task force advising President Donald Trump on how to reopen the US economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic have donated millions to Trump and other Republican campaigns and political committees […]
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A Shockingly Long List of Corrupt Officials and Political Allies Pardoned by Trump 13.4.2020 Mother Jones
As the 2020 race heats up, Donald Trump has placed his use of his pardon powers at the center of his reelection bid. One widely discussed campaign ad, aired during the Super Bowl, featured Alice Johnson—a black woman who served 21 years in prison for a nonviolent drug offense before Trump commuted her sentence in […]
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Peter Navarro Is the Worst Possible Person to Be in Charge of Pandemic Supplies 9.4.2020 Mother Jones
How badly does the United States need medical supplies? So badly that a Republican White House—which pays obeisance to free market orthodoxy—is deploying the interventionist Defense Production Act (DPA) to force the private sector to snap to it. This exercise of naked executive power during a medical crisis requires someone at the top with an even […]
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Political hackery at its worst: Supreme Court gives Wisconsin a green light to disenfranchise voters during the pandemic 7.4.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The court disenfranchises voters who are rightly afraid to vote in person because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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The Oregon GOP’s Favorite Anti-Environment Group Is Awash in Racism and Violent Threats 6.3.2020 Mother Jones
On Thursday afternoon, the Democratic leadership that controls both houses of Oregon’s legislature conceded that their Republican colleagues who had staged a walkout were not going to return and decided to formally adjourn the current session. It was only the latest such confrontation taking place over the last year that has repeatedly brought the state’s politics to […]
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Policy News: February 24, 2020 24.2.2020 EcoTone
In This Issue: Congress Full House of Representatives passes wilderness bills. Executive Branch White House Office of Science and Technology Policy requests information about oceans sciences partnerships, public access to peer-reviewed publications. Courts Groups challenge WOTUS rule, NEPA regulations in the courts. Scientific Community Council of Graduate Schools finds that the number of international graduate ...
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Post Premium: Our best stories for the week of Feb. 17-23 23.2.2020 Denver Post: Local
The Denver Post's most important stories from the past week, with a special focus on the story we've decided should lead our Sunday newspaper.
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What you might have missed at the Legislature: Fireworks, whiskey plates, voting rights 21.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
It was a busy week at the Capitol. We give you some of the highlights — from fireworks to whiskey plates.
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He resisted Obama's war on coal. Now a Trump official, he's excited for clean energy 20.2.2020 LA Times: Environment

Neil Chatterjee, chair of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, says solar and wind power — and natural gas — are helping address climate change.

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The Sunrise Movement Is Taking the Fight to Big Oil’s Home Turf 15.2.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in HuffPost and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Sunrise Movement, the youth campaign behind the Green New Deal, called 25,000 Iowans and persuaded 7,000 to sign pledges to vote for the candidate who advocated the most ambitious plan for rapidly lowering planet-heating emissions along with guaranteeing federal […]
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Q&A: Pete Buttigieg on the monumental task of cleaning up Trump's mess 21.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

In a meeting with the L.A. Times editorial board, Mayor Pete Buttigieg talks about Iran, climate change and if America is ready for a gay president.

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Billionaire Oil Magnate Funded Travel by Lev Parnas 17.1.2020 Mother Jones
A billionaire Republican donor helped to bankroll travel by Lev Parnas, the indicted associate of Rudy Giuliani, as Parnas maneuvered to press the Ukrainian government to announce investigations that would help President Donald Trump politically. House Democrats on Wednesday released WhatsApp messages between Parnas and Harry Sargeant III, an oil and shipping magnate who lives […]
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Clean energy plan a focus of Minnesota Senate panel hearing 15.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Differences between Senate Republicans and Gov. Tim Walz over fossil fuels in the state’s electrical energy future are expected to be debated again during the upcoming legislative session.
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Top 10 Colorado politics stories of 2019: From our would-be presidents to bomb cyclones 30.12.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
People across the country eyed Coloradans’ decisions in 2019, moving the state’s local politics to the national level.
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Impeachment timeline: From early calls to a full House vote 17.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
As the House prepares to debate two articles of impeachment against President Trump Wednesday, a look back at how Congress got here.
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