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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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L.A. Mayor Garcetti foresees progress on homelessness via talks with HUD Secretary Ben Carson 24.1.2020 LA Times: Nation

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti hopes to reach a preliminary agreement with the Trump administration on a joint plan to help combat the city's swelling homeless crisis.

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A Utah Woman Was Charged for Going Topless in Her Own Home. Her Legal Case Is Not Going Great. 23.1.2020 Mother Jones
A Utah judge just denied a local woman’s motion to declare the state’s lewdness law unconstitutional after she was slammed with criminal charges for going topless in her own home. Last year Tilli Buchanan was charged with lewdness after she and her husband took their shirts off while installing insulation in their garage. Her husband, […]
Jessica Cisneros Could Be the Next AOC. (But Don’t Tell Her That.) 21.1.2020 Mother Jones
Jessica Cisneros needed to find a dentist. When she decided to challenge Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar in the upcoming Democratic primary, Cisneros quit her job and moved back in with her parents in Laredo to save money. She’d bought her own insurance plan after turning 26 last May, but it didn’t include dental, and she […]
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With Trump’s Impeachment, American Democracy Is on Trial 21.1.2020 Mother Jones
The start of the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump is a reminder that the American political system does include safeguards and norms that are meant to protect the citizenry from corruption and misdeeds in the highest offices of the land. What happens in the Senate over the next few weeks will show whether these […]
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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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Racist Policies in Urban Neighborhoods Have Created Deadly “Heat Islands” 20.1.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in The Guardian and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Deadly urban heatwaves disproportionately affect underserved neighborhoods because of the legacy of racist housing policies which have denied African Americans home ownership and basic public services, a landmark new study has found. Extreme heat kills hundreds of people in […]
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Trump defenders push 'no crime' as Democrats seek removal 20.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
President Trump’s lawyers on Sunday previewed their impeachment defense with the assertion that the charges against him are invalid, adopting a position rejected by Democrats as “nonsense” as both sides sharpened their arguments for trial.
Editorial: NIMBYs beware: California could make it harder to block homeless and affordable housing 19.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Blocking frivolous lawsuits would be a smart way to ensure taxpayer dollars for housing aren't wasted or held up by chicanery.

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Trump's lawyers accuse the House of trying to overturn the 2016 election 19.1.2020 L.A. Times - World News

President Trump's legal team accused House Democrats of trying to overturn the 2016 election in an angry response Saturday to the impeachment trial summons issued by the Senate ahead of its trial to decide whether to remove the president from office. Democrats issued a 111-page brief as both sides prepared for the opening gavel.

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Denver Womxn’s March 2020: Live updates from downtown 18.1.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
The 2020 Womxn's March on Denver is set to begin assembling at 9:30 a.m. at Civic Center Park in downtown Denver. RELATED: Here’s what you need to know about the 2020 Denver Womxn’s March
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Editorial: Unlike Lev Parnas, the GAO has no credibility problem. It also says Trump broke the law 17.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The evidence is accumulating that the Trump administration withheld aid to Ukraine to pressure its government to help the president politically.

Letters to the Editor: Will SB 50 result in more affordable housing in California, or just more housing? 17.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

There is plenty of new construction, but much of it is for high-priced condos and apartments. Simply allowing more of that will not fix homelessness.

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“It makes me feel safer to be who I am”: Colorado House bill aims to ban discrimination against natural hair 17.1.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
Colorado lawmakers have introduced a bill to protect people from discrimination based on hair traits historically associated with race. It would apply to public education, employment, housing, public accommodations and advertising.
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Congress’s Nonpartisan Watchdog Finds That Trump’s Ukraine Policy Broke the Law 16.1.2020 Mother Jones
The Trump administration broke the law by improperly withholding security assistance from Ukraine, according to a legal decision published Thursday by the Government Accountability Office, an independent congressional watchdog. While the White House Office of Management and Budget had told the GAO that it wanted to ensure the funding would not be spent “in a […]
Trump broke the law in freezing Ukraine funds, watchdog report concludes 16.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The Government Accountability Office opined on Thursday that the Trump administration's actions in the Ukraine affair went beyond the bounds of a law called the Impoundment Control Act.
A List of Things Bloomberg Actually Said About Fat People, Rape, George W. Bush, and J.Lo 16.1.2020 Mother Jones
To call Michael Bloomberg’s campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination unorthodox would be an understatement. The former New York mayor is skipping the early voting states of Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and South Carolina. He’s not accepting individual donations—instead spending $200 million of his own money in just the first two months of his campaign—and […]
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Movement Is About a Lot More Than Just Congress 16.1.2020 Mother Jones
For years, tenants in New York’s public housing residences had complained about the black mold breeding on the walls, the brown liquid dripping from the ceilings, and the cold water flowing from the faucets. But the city hadn’t made repairs. One white-skied Saturday this past November, neither New York City Housing Authority head Gregory Russ nor mayor-turned-presidential-candidate […]
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Racist housing practices from the 1930s linked to hotter neighborhoods today 15.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A study of more than 100 cities nationwide shows neighborhoods subjected to discriminatory housing policies nearly a century ago are hotter today than other areas.
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Fact check: No, Trump didn't save preexisting conditions 14.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
President Trump made a striking claim Monday, insisting it was he who ensured that people with preexisting medical problems will always be covered by health insurance. He wasn't.
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