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Trump’s Wall of Shame 15.1.2019 GregPalast.com

Trump's strategy as a president is to fuel the fears of Americans. The whole country suffers from the aggression and division. People are in need of hearing that decency and courage make sense again.

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Private citizens volunteer to clean up national parks as shutdown drags on 15.1.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Local groups and concerned organizations are stepping up to help maintain national parks amid the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, one that has seen some of the country’s most beloved natural treasures imperiled by vandalism and neglect. As a shutdown over funding for President Donald Trump’s sought-after wall on the southwestern border drags into […]
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Trump’s Wilderness Deal Will Decimate the “Most Important Wildlife Refuge in All of Alaska” 14.1.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Reveal. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. COLD BAY, Alaska—At the spot where a rugged chain of islands breaks away from the Alaska Peninsula, a secluded national refuge protects millions of seabirds, grizzly bears and caribou. Framed by snow-capped mountains and smoky volcanoes, the refuge holds an irreplaceable underwater […]
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The Biggest Issues for Wildlife and Endangered Species in 2019 13.1.2019 Truthout.com
Experts warn that the opportunity to make a difference on conservation is already running short.

The post The Biggest Issues for Wildlife and Endangered Species in 2019 appeared first on Truthout.

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Government shutdown set to be the longest in history, with no deal in sight 12.1.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
The partial government shutdown has officially stretched into its 21st day, and come midnight, it will officially be the longest ever, beating a 21-day shutdown from December 1995 through January 1996. According to an NPR poll released Friday, three-quarters of Americans say the shutdown is “embarrassing” for the country, including a majority of Republicans. Seven […]
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Bill on federal workers' back pay in shutdown heads to Trump 11.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
By a vote of 411-7, the House passed a bill requiring that all government workers receive retroactive pay after the partial shutdown ends. The Senate approved the bill unanimously Thursday.
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The curious excuses House Republicans are giving for refusing to end Trump’s shutdown 11.1.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
House Republicans are offering a series of strange justifications for refusing to join their Democratic colleagues in supporting legislation that would end President Trump’s government shutdown, which is about to set a record as the longest ever. Democrats passed a series of bills this week to reopen parts of the federal government that are currently […]
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Not Getting Paid Because of the Government Shutdown? Tell Us What This Means for You and Your Family. 11.1.2019 Mother Jones
The partial government shutdown has now entered its third week and on Friday, an estimated 800,000 federal workers and contractors will not be receiving their paychecks. The shutdown, which began Dec. 22, has affected nine agencies, including services at national parks, immigration courts and the IRS. Many workers have been furloughed or are working without pay, and thousands have begun applying […]
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America has a security crisis, but it's not on the border 11.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

For all his talk about a supposed national security crisis on the border with Mexico, President Trump is ignoring the potential crisis the federal shutdown is creating elsewhere in the country.

Trump has essentially taken nine federal departments and dozens of federal agencies hostage in an effort...

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Advocacy groups file petition to unseal nearly 30-year-old grand jury records on Rocky Flats 11.1.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Community groups have filed a petition asking the federal government to unseal Cold War-era grand jury documents against a former nuclear weapons plant, now the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge and Superfund site.
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If Trump Declares a National Emergency, He’ll Be Breaking the Law 10.1.2019 Truthout.com
Under US law, Trump cannot declare a national emergency in order to circumvent the Constitution.

The post If Trump Declares a National Emergency, He’ll Be Breaking the Law appeared first on Truthout.

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Tumor-free flounder are just 1 dividend from the cleanup of Boston Harbor 10.1.2019 Raw Story

Thirty years ago, during the 1988 presidential campaign, then-Vice President George H.W. Bush took a boat ride across Boston Harbor and derided the environmental record of his rival, Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis, calling the polluted waters a “harbor of shame.” Bush was right. For decades Bost...

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Trump administration working on Arctic oil leases despite shutdown 10.1.2019 Raw Story

Even as a partial shutdown halts the functions of many U.S. government departments, forcing the Department of the Interior to close national parks, the Trump administration is continuing to push for the expansion of oil drilling on sensitive, federally owned lands in Arctic Alaska. The Alaska Bureau...

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How is the shutdown affecting America? Let us count the ways 10.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
From TSA agents and Coast Guard personnel, to climate researchers and artists, the lives and work of many Americans are being complicated by the ongoing partial government shutdown.
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2019 Will Be a Big Year for Water 9.1.2019 Truthout.com
There will be new limits to the Clean Water Act, growing threats from climate change and aging infrastructure to fix.

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Trump administration says it will provide food stamps in February despite shutdown 9.1.2019 Raw Story

The Trump administration said on Tuesday it would keep providing food assistance to poor Americans in February despite a partial U.S. government shutdown, but warned it had no solution in place for March if the funding shortfall continues. The announcement provides a reprieve for the roughly 40 mill...

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Trump takes wall fight to American public with prime-time TV address 9.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

President Trump took his disputed claim of a national security crisis at the nation’s southern border directly to the American people on Tuesday night, for the first time speaking from the Oval Office in prime time to try to enlist public support for $5.7 billion for his long-promised wall.

Yet...

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Trump’s shutdown is harming thousands of people in these 7 states 9.1.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
President Donald Trump’s partial government shutdown, currently in its 18th day, is harming more than tens of thousands federal employees and their families — as well as the millions of Americans they serve throughout the country. The Center for American Progress examined the impacts of the shutdown on the states of Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, […]
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Trump’s shutdown over an imagined border crisis threatens Americans’ security in real ways 9.1.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
With President Trump holding the federal government ransom to pay for a wall he promised Mexico would fund, and considering the declaration of a “national emergency” to force the military to construct it, he has resorted to several different arguments. Beyond the desire to keep a campaign promise, or allegedly save money, Trump’s main argument has […]
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Here’s the one industry Trump is keeping afloat during the shutdown — and it may be illegal: report 9.1.2019 Raw Story

Donald Trump’s administration has taken pains to keep the oil drilling industry afloat during the government shutdown over the Mexican border wall — and some analysts say they’re flouting federal law to do so. In an interview with Bloomberg News, former Interior Department official...

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