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Taking Aims 27.1.2020 The Moderate Voice

Find a farm-friendly, plain-talking, whip-smart, tough-minded, scrappy Midwesterner, who spit in Brett Kavanaugh’s eye and who hasn’t self-destructed in the Primary year of living precariously. It sounds like a candidate fit to take down the Beast of the East Room. Amy Klobuchar checks all those boxes. The New York Times, in the act of audacious […]

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Trump’s USDA Chief Thinks Farm Workers Are Overpaid 24.1.2020 Mother Jones
The Trump Administration finds itself in a tight corner on the topic of farm labor, a task handled by a largely foreign-born workforce. On the one hand, the president has made good on campaign promises to make life generally miserable for immigrants; and he employs a white nationalist on his senior advisory staff. On the […]
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Trump rollback could leave nation’s waterways vulnerable to pollution 24.1.2020 Denver Post: Local
The Trump rule narrows the 2015 definition of what’s a protected body of water and effectively removes safeguards for some waterways that had been put into place with the 1972 Clean Water Act
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'Orange County, Iowa': Irvine Rep. Katie Porter is using her rural bona fides to sell Elizabeth Warren 24.1.2020 LA Times: Nation

Rep. Katie Porter of Irvine is one of Elizabeth Warren's most forceful supporters, drawing on her Iowa upbringing and personal bond with the senator to make the case.

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Ready for meat grown from animal cells? A startup plans a pilot facility 23.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Memphis Meats, a startup company that has just raised $161 million, says it has a "clear path" to bringing cell-based meats to market. Yet the company and its competitors face challenges.
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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Waiter, There’s a Climate Surcharge in My Soup 20.1.2020 Mother Jones
American restaurant diners don’t usually blink before adding an extra 15-20 percent tip onto their bills. In recent years, San Francisco’s eaters have even (mostly) grown accustomed to paying up to six percent extra for dinner to offset the cost of the city’s mandated healthcare program. Starting in January, at a smattering of high-end joints, […]
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The Netherlands Is Sinking and Here’s Why 19.1.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Undark and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. The Netherlands often stop to take selfies in front of one of the country’s more than 1,000 windmills. Afterward, they might taste one of the many varieties of cheese for which the nation is famous. But most are unaware […]
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Former GOP strategist Rick Wilson: ‘Hating’ Trump is the key to winning in 2020 18.1.2020 Raw Story
Rick Wilson has helped countless Republicans win elections over the years as one of the most sought-after GOP media consultants. His work, by his own admission, has contributed to the hyper-partisan, zero-sum political world that we live in today. But that was all B.T., or “Before Trump.” Wilson is now using his mastery of the dark arts […]
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The Latest Green New Deal for Farmers Would Restructure Everything About How They Make Money 18.1.2020 Mother Jones
The Green New Deal, the climate-change-fighting policy framework proposed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) nearly a year ago, laid down bold goals for transforming agriculture: It called for a “10-year national mobilization” to “eliminate pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from the agricultural sector” while “supporting family farming.” The plan was […]
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Former Republican political wizard outlines the key to defeating Trump and his personality cult 17.1.2020 Raw Story
Rick Wilson has helped countless Republicans win elections over the years as one of the most sought-after GOP media consultants. His work, by his own admission, has contributed to the hyper-partisan, zero-sum political world that we live in today. But that was all B.T., or “Before Trump.” Wilson is now using his mastery of the dark arts […]
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NBC Suggests Trump Trade Policy Caused Farmers to Commit Suicide 16.1.2020 NewsBusters
On Thursday, only NBC’s Today show provided a full report on the landmark trade deal President Trump signed with China on Wednesday. However, that coverage included a shocking claim that U.S. trade policy pursued by the Trump administration actually caused American farmers to commit ...
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These Emails Show a Trump Official Helping Her Former Chemical Industry Colleagues 15.1.2020 Mother Jones
This story was published originally by ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. In 2017, Dow Chemical scored a long-sought-after victory: After a push from the U.S. government, China approved the import […]
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Klobuchar says shrinking field of candidates on debate stage works in her favor 14.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Minnesota U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar and five other qualifying Democratic presidential candidates meet Tuesday evening in Des Moines, Iowa, for the last debate before Iowa’s Feb. 3 caucuses.
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Corporate “Cage-Free” Commitments Are Only Meaningful With Accountability 12.1.2020 Truthout.com
Corporate “Cage-Free” Commitments Are Only Meaningful With Accountability
A 3-decade-long water dispute heads to the Supreme Court 7.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Georgia and Florida have been waging a decades-long legal battle over water resources. It's a problem likely to intensify in other areas as the climate warms.
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Post Premium: Our best stories for the week of Dec. 30 – Jan. 5 5.1.2020 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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Farmers got billions from taxpayers in 2019, and hardly anyone objected 2.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Farmers got more than $22 billion in government payments in 2019 — and most of the money came through a program that Congress never approved. It's the highest level of farm subsidies in 14 years.
No more mystery drones? FAA proposes rule for drones to identify themselves 31.12.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
As a band of unknown drones flies across northeast Colorado and western Nebraska, the Federal Aviation Administration is proposing a new rule that would require most drones to be identifiable remotely.
Trump runs the country just like he ran his bankrupted businesses: The national debt is skyrocketing while economic growth is lagging 29.12.2019 Raw Story
“How do you impeach a president who has created the greatest Economy in the history of our Country?” Donald Trump tweeted in September. Trump has repeatedly claimed big economic benefits from his presidency. And this claim undergirds a lot of Trump’s popular support. But the truth is that Trump is a failure economically, both in […]
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