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TRAIN Act Colossal Waste of Money, Attempt to Delay Regulations 21.9.2100 Union of Concerned Scientists
The House is expected to take up a bill today, called the TRAIN Act, which would waste $2 million of taxpayer money by mandating redundant cost-benefit analyses of environmental and health regulations.
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In a shift, Trump targets foreign travelers who overstay their U.S. visas 24.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The White House says it plans to crack down on the hundreds of thousands of foreign visitors who overstay their U.S. visas, a vast challenge that has largely escaped notice as the Trump administration has focused chiefly on blocking migrants on the southern border.

Experts say so-called overstays...

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Today: Grief and Disbelief in Sri Lanka 23.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Sri Lanka is mourning the victims killed in a string of attacks, while the government there is drawing skepticism as it blames an obscure Islamic extremist group.


Grief and Disbelief in Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan government has blamed a little-known domestic extremist group called National...

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Impeachment isn’t a criminal proceeding, it’s a political one 23.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

“Do you think this is impeachable?” Chuck Todd, host of “Meet the Press,” asked Rep. Jerrold Nadler about the findings in the report by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III.

The congressman from New York took a dramatic pause before replying, “Yeah, I do. I do think this, if proven, if proven,...

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L.A. renters deserve a ‘right to counsel’ for evictions 23.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Here’s one way to help ease Los Angeles’ homeless crisis: Give poor, vulnerable tenants lawyers to help them fight unjust evictions. Why? Because it’s often easier, cheaper and more humane to help people stay in their homes than it is to get them back on their feet after they have become homeless.

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Where some major issues stand at the Minnesota Legislature 23.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
With four weeks left in the 2019 legislative session, there are a lot of big issues still unresolved.
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After setback, Colorado Democrats take steps to curb local officials from helping federal immigration agents 23.4.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Efforts to curtail cooperation between local law enforcement and federal immigration officials has been a flashpoint between some of the statehouses’ more progressive Democratic lawmakers and Gov. Jared Polis.
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How Elizabeth Warren Stands Out from 2020 Contenders 23.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
In a presidential race starved for hard policy ideas, the Massachusetts senator is looking for a way to set herself apart, and she may have found it.
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Supreme Court will hear cases on LGBTQ discrimination protections for employees 22.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The court is poised to decide whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 applies to sexual orientation and gender identity, along with factors such as race, religion, sex and national origin.
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These Trump Allies Are Preparing for a New Cold War With China 22.4.2019 Mother Jones
It’s been a rough couple of months for the image of the People’s Republic of China in the United States. Blistering government assessments have described China as a “persistent cyber espionage threat” and “strategic competitor.” FBI Director Christopher Wray even called the Communist country a “whole-of-society threat.”  But the conversation about China took a hard-right turn last month […]
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Prison for forced addiction treatment? A parent's 'last resort' has consequences 20.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Thousands of Massachusetts residents have been committed to treatment for addiction against their will. Some families say locking up addicts in prison isn't treatment. Others say it saves lives.
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James Byrd Jr. Killer Faces Imminent Execution 20.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
In 1998, James Byrd Jr. was horrifically lynched by three white supremacists. John William King, the ringleader, got the death penalty. More than 20 years after his conviction, King finally faces execution in Texas.
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Here's Where 2020 Candidates Stand on Marijuana 20.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
“It's very encouraging to see so many presidential candidates taking a position in line with what the American people want," Matthew Schweich, deputy director of the Marijuana Policy Project, told Newsweek.
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Money to secure Minnesota elections still in limbo 19.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A lingering dispute over election security money is just one of several election-related measures facing an uncertain future at the Minnesota Capitol this session.
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The Mueller Report Shows Extent of Rot, Swalwell Says 19.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"The campaign, the family, the business, the transition in the administration all approached by Russians? It was eye opening."
Impeachment: Mueller report revives the issue. Some Democrats wish it would go away 19.4.2019 LA Times: Nation

Earlier this month, when Atty. Gen. William Barr sent Congress his view of the “principal conclusions” of Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation, the case for impeachment of President Trump seemed closed.

Mueller had found “no collusion” between the Trump campaign and Russian agents who tried to...

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We Hope to Make Moves Like Trump's Muslim Ban Illegal 19.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
If a president wants to ban a group from the country, they would need to demonstrate that there is an actual legitimate reason.
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Why Mueller didn’t make a recommendation on whether Trump obstructed justice 19.4.2019 LA Times: Nation

The crime of “obstruction of justice” is familiar to many because it drove the impeachment proceedings of two presidents.

President Nixon resigned when he faced impeachment for obstructing justice by covering up the White House role in the break-in at the Watergate offices of the Democratic National...

End Section 8 housing discrimination 19.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

For the homeless and those teetering on the edge of homelessness, housing vouchers are supposed to be a ticket into safe, stable housing. Federal Section 8 vouchers and other forms of rental assistance use public dollars to make up the difference between what a person can afford to pay and the...

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The Trump Administration Wants to Kick Undocumented Immigrants Out of Public Housing 18.4.2019 Mother Jones
On Wednesday night, the Trump administration proposed to gut a policy in place since the Clinton administration that gives some undocumented immigrants access to public housing without having to disclose their immigration status. Trump’s proposal will bar undocumented immigrants from claiming housing assistance, saying it’s “unfair” to the citizens who are on waitlists for public housing.  “HUD […]
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