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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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Pelosi says Congress should pass new laws so sitting presidents can be indicted 21.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
"I do think that we will have to pass some laws that will have clarity for future presidents. [A] president should be indicted, if he's committed a wrongdoing," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told NPR.
With abortion restrictions on the rise, some women induce their own 20.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Activists are spreading information about self-induced abortion online and in person. The World Health Organization says a single drug, misoprostol, can be used to safely induce abortion.
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What a botched climate bill can teach us about passing reform today 19.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
In 2009, Congress was on the verge of passing its first comprehensive bill to tackle climate change. Then it fizzled out. A post-mortem on that bill could offer a path forward.
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Newsletter: Why are more women being killed? 19.9.2019 L.A. Times - World News

As homicides overall in L.A. drop, more women are being killed — often by intimate partners.

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Opinion: Why a one-size solution to L.A.'s homelessness crisis is destined to fail 19.9.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Homelessness stems from many causes, and it will take many options to solve it.

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Opinion: Trump isn't just picking a fight with California liberals, he's going after conservatives too 17.9.2019 LA Times: Opinion

A new Trump administration report recommends deregulation to cure homelessness, but its recommendations should gall conservatives as much as liberals.

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Trump mocks Democrats, vows new tax cut in trip to Baltimore 13.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
President Trump sought to boost the spirits of Republican lawmakers Thursday, mocking Democrats and promising a new tax cut package, as he returned to the city he recently disparaged as a "rat and rodent infested mess."
Democratic debate: Fiery exchanges over costs of health care 13.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The first meeting of the Democratic Party's top-tier presidential contenders has begun. The debate, held on the campus of historically black Texas Southern University, includes women, people of color and a gay man, a striking contrast to the Republicans. It will unfold in a rapidly changing state that Democrats hope to eventually bring into their column.
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California tenants will see cap on rent increases under bill sent to Newsom 12.9.2019 LA Times: Business

Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to sign a statewide cap on annual rent increases of 5% plus inflation.

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Vouchers, Tax Credits, Zoning—Can a President Do Anything to Fix the Housing Crisis? 11.9.2019 Mother Jones
America is in the middle of a housing crisis. There is not a single county in the US where a minimum wage worker can afford to rent a two-bedroom apartment. Every night, nearly 553,000 people sleep on the streets in the United States. So, it’s no surprise that the 2020 presidential hopefuls are trying to […]
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Rent caps, tighter rules on evictions advance for unincorporated L.A. County 11.9.2019 LA Times: Business

Amid California's housing and homelessness crisis, the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors voted to draft a permanent rent-control ordinance.

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Trump fires John Bolton after months of internal policy division 10.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The national security adviser caught the president's attention for his aggressive stance as a Fox News commentator, but strayed from favor after pushing too hard against Trump's wishes.
Baltimore Protesters Explain Why They Are Against President Returning To 'Rodent Infested' City: 'The Real Rat Is Trump Himself' 10.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Trump will speak at the 2019 House Republican Conference Member Retreat Dinner at the Maryland city later this week.
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Federal watchdog warns EPA is failing to enforce lead paint abatement rules 10.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Home renovations can kick up dangerous dust from lead-based paint. A new report finds the Environmental Protection Agency is not adequately enforcing rules meant to protect kids from lead exposure.
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The question before Britain's Parliament: Can Boris Johnson be trusted to obey the law? 9.9.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Departing lawmakers again rebuke Prime Minister Boris Johnson, as he insists he can strike a Brexit deal with the European Union.

Policy News: September 29, 2019 9.9.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: Multi-society Letter on Foreign Influence Sixty scientific societies respond to increased scrutiny of foreign influence and espionage in science. Administration Finalizes Endangered Species Act Regulations, Environmental Groups Challenge Changes in Courts Changes would allow agencies incorporate economic considerations into listing decisions and reverse a rule that automatically gives threatened species similar protections ...
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Reshaping Public Policy Can Solve the Housing Affordability Crisis in U.S. Cities 9.9.2019 THE CITY FIX
We’re living in the midst of a housing affordability crisis. Demand for apartments and condos continues to outpace supply in most urban cores. Upward pressure on asking rents is displacing low-income renters to nearby communities and middle-income renters are starting ...
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After mass shootings, gun advocates in Texas worry about a political shift 9.9.2019 LA Times: Nation

After two recent mass shootings, Texas gun owners and lawmakers are warming to gun control.

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Congress' fall to do list: Guns, spending, drug prices, trade, investigations 9.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Lawmakers are back on Capitol Hill Monday after an extended summer recess. Debates on gun control, prescription drugs and trade expected but bipartisan cooperation on those are elusive,
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