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Bill Maher on David Koch's Death: 'I Hope The End Was Painful' 24.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Yesterday, David Koch, of the zillionaire Koch brothers, died of prostate cancer. I guess I'm going to have to reevaluate my low opinion of prostate cancer," Maher joked in front of a laughing audience Friday.
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Exclusive: In a Devastated Town, Bernie Sanders Explains His Plan for a Climate Change Revolution 24.8.2019 Mother Jones
Bernie Sanders wants the United States to combat climate change like a nation at war. The Democratic presidential candidate detailed his new climate platform on Thursday in Paradise, California, while surrounded by devastation that wouldn’t look out of place on a battlefield. Today Paradise is a ghost of itself after last year’s deadly Camp Fire; […]
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Column: David Koch's real legacy is the dark money network of rich right-wingers 24.8.2019 LA Times: Business

David Koch leaves a raft of right-wing policies behind him, but his real innovation was creating a dark money network.

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A look inside the Koch brothers’ secret plan to manipulate politicians — and how it fueled the rise of the radical right 23.8.2019 Raw Story
Democrats and Republicans are expected to spend about $1 billion getting their 2016 nominee elected. There’s a third group that will spend almost as much. It’s not a political party, and it doesn’t have any candidates. It’s the right-wing political network backed by the billionaire Koch brothers, Charles and David Koch, expected to spend nearly […]
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Environmental Groups Sue Trump Administration Over 'Head-in-the-sand' Approach to Protecting Endangered Species 23.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Earlier this month, the Trump administration finalized changes to a set of regulations which would diminish the protections afforded to threatened species.
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Gov. Inslee Drops Out Of Democratic Run For 2020 Race For President 22.8.2019 Crooks Liars

The Democratic field just got a big smaller, but this is bound to happen as September approaches and it becomes clear who will and will not make the cut for the debate stage.

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee appeared on Rachel Maddow's show to break the news that he was officially dropping out of the Democratic race for the 2020 presidential nomination.

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Ex-Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper says he's running for Senate 22.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said Thursday that he will run for the U.S. Senate, becoming the immediate front-runner in a crowded Democratic field vying for the right to challenge Republican incumbent Cory Gardner.
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A Republican Firm Is Targeting EPA Staff Who Have Donated to Democrats 21.8.2019 Mother Jones
On July 10, Loreen Targos disrupted an Environmental Protection Agency awards ceremony where Administrator Andrew Wheeler recognized her team’s “exemplary problem-solving and project management” in a Great Lakes remediation project. After shaking Wheeler’s hand, Targos, an EPA project officer based in Chicago, unfurled a banner that called for a “fair contract to address public health […]
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Editorial: Save California's species from Trump 21.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

A California bill could limit the local damage caused by U.S. gutting of the Endangered Species Act. So what are we waiting for?

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Wealthy nations won’t be spared economic climate impacts, new study finds 20.8.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Failing to adequately address climate change could do significant damage to the U.S. economy and to global markets by the end of the century, new research out this week shows. The study, published in the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) on Monday, is not the first to highlight the dramatic economic cost of allowing […]
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Colorado adopts zero-emission vehicle standard in push to increase adoption of electric cars 17.8.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado air commissioners voted 8-1 on Friday to adopt a zero-emission standard requiring that at least 5% of automakers' vehicles available for sale by 2023 be electric, advancing the shift Gov. Jared Polis ordered toward clean energy and healthier air.
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California is gaining allies in its emissions standards war with Trump 16.8.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
More and more states and automakers are uniting behind California in a nationwide debate over vehicle emissions standards, as tensions between the Golden State and President Donald Trump’s administration come to a head. A growing coalition of states is supporting California’s efforts to demand cleaner and more efficient vehicles, at a time when the Environmental […]
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Editorial: California's Joshua trees are threatened and the Trump administration is refusing to admit it 16.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

The Trump administration declined to grant "threatened" status to Joshua trees, despite scientific studies detailing the dangers to its limited desert habitat that could decimate the species by century's end.

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Colorado revs toward an electric car future, compelled by climate change and air pollution 15.8.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Compelled by climate change and air pollution, Colorado air commissioners are expected to require automakers to offer more electric models starting in 2023.
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The Trump Administration Is Pushing Wildlife to the Brink of Extinction | Opinion 15.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
President Donald Trump has eviscerated the Endangered Species Act at the worst possible time for wildlife and the planet. And humans will ultimately pay the price.
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Google Pitchman Bill Nye: Green Tech Will Make You ‘Filthy F---king Rich’ 14.8.2019 NewsBusters
Inventing climate change solutions or technology could you make you a fortune, according to liberal media favorite: Bill Nye “The Science Guy.” Nye shared an F-bomb dropping video on Instagram on Aug. 13. He said that if his typical warning that the “oceans are rising” wasn’t enough to make people care, he had another reason for them to take action on climate ...
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Michael Bennet Explains Why He Wouldn't Nuke The Filibuster 14.8.2019 Crooks Liars
Sam Stein asked Sen. Michael Bennet why he thinks Harry Reid is wrong about eliminating the legislative filibuster. "Why is he wrong? Wouldn't you be giving your agenda over to Mitch McConnell effectively if you allowed the legislative filibuster to stay in place?" Stein said. "What I believe is that Democrats have to win Senate race in states like Missouri and the middle of the country. That's what I believe," Bennet said. "I believe that we need an agenda that the middle of the country geographically is going to support. That's what we have to do. I don't think there's a shortcut to that. Every single person, including Harry, and I love Harry, who's calling for the end to the filibuster doesn't remember that Mitch McConnell is majority leader of the Senate. He could end the filibuster tomorrow. If he wanted to add congressional seats in Utah or wherever else, he could end the filibuster tomorrow. "We have to win these races. There's no shortcut around that. And I think that's why it matters so much, ...
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Bill Maher Mocks Tucker Carlson’s ‘White Supremacy Hoax’ Remarks 14.8.2019 Crooks Liars
Comedian and Real Time host Bill Maher took on Tucker Carlson’s claim that white supremacy is a hoax with exactly what it deserved: public ridicule at Carlson’s expense. Maher also got in a jab at Lou Dobbs. At 3:53 in his monologue, below, Maher said that the El Paso shooter “took to be true” all the things that Donald Trump says, such as Mexicans are “invading” the U.S. MAHER: But in his manifesto, he wanted everybody to know that he wasn’t getting this from Donald Trump. No, no, no, he was getting it from Lou Dobbs, same as Trump. … But it’s scary the way some of this stuff is going so mainstream. Tucker Carlson of Fox News says white nationalism is a hoax. You gotta love Republicans. Global warming is a hoax. Russia, that was a hoax. White nationalism is a hoax. Hillary Clinton runs a pedophile ring out of a pizza parlor? Completely true. That one we know is true. And Tucker’s evidence that white nationalism is a hoax? He says it’s because he never met one. Oh, come on, Tucker, yes you have. We saw a ...
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China Syndrome: Hollywood’s Lefty Values Aren’t Worth a Yuan 13.8.2019 NewsBusters
At this writing, the Chinese communist regime looks ready to crack down on protesters in Hong Kong. It remains to be seen whether the standoff ends in a Tiananmen Square-style bloodbath, but the demonstrations pose a direct challenge to the Chinese government, and Beijing will respond forcefully -- its what authoritarian regimes ...
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CBS Marvels at Radical Teenage Climate Activist Lecturing U.S. 13.8.2019 NewsBusters
On Tuesday, CBS This Morning was in awe of radical climate change activist Greta Thunberg, hailing the 16-year-old from Sweden as “the voice of the planet” and touting her plan to sail across the Atlantic to attend a United Nations climate summit in New York. The report particularly applauded Thunberg for scolding the United States and President Trump for not doing enough to stop global ...
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