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Washington, D.C. just passed a ‘groundbreaking’ new clean energy law 19.12.2018 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
The Washington, D.C. Council voted unanimously in favor of a landmark climate change bill on Tuesday. The bill requires that all electricity in the district be generated by renewable sources by 2032. It also places a surcharge on the use of fossil fuels in order to accelerate the transition to clean energy. “This bill is […]
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Here’s how Trump allies tried to spin the disastrous Flynn hearing 19.12.2018 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
To President Trump, and Fox News, there’s always room for a conspiracy, no matter what the facts say. Even when a former Trump aide’s lawyer admits in court that he was not entrapped by the FBI, Trump backers on Fox News don’t budge, and neither does the White House. On Tuesday, Trump’s former national security […]
White House struggles to explain Trump’s varying responses on Cohen and Flynn 19.12.2018 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
The White House on Tuesday struggled to explain President Trump’s continued support of former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty last year to lying to the FBI, and his castigations of longtime attorney Michael Cohen, who was recently sentenced to three years in jail and whom Trump referred to in a recent tweet […]
Priests accused of child sex abuse living in Baltimore Jesuit community 18.12.2018 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
At least four Catholic priests the church believes are guilty of child sex abuse are living at a home for retired clergy in Baltimore, Maryland, ThinkProgress has learned. The Maryland Province Jesuits, a Catholic religious order, declined to say where the men now live after it published their names Monday in a list of five […]
These border state GOPers once said Trump’s wall would be ineffective. Here’s where they stand now. 18.12.2018 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
President Trump has gone back and forth in recent weeks, first threatening to shut down the government if he didn’t get $5 billion in funding for his border wall, and then backing off Tuesday after realizing opposition to the proposal was insurmountable. The White House has since insisted that, despite the shift, the president remains […]
Trump administration uses school safety to justify rollback of protections for students of color 18.12.2018 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
The Trump administration is getting ready to use the tragedy of school shootings to justify the rollback of Obama-era guidance that address disproportionate discipline of students of color and students with disabilities. During the school safety panel’s wrap-up meeting on Tuesday, it said schools should coordinate more with law enforcement and have programs to arm […]
In self-congratulatory tweetstorm, Paul Ryan celebrates his lone victory: tax cuts for the rich 18.12.2018 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) is in his final days as Speaker of the House, a job that he only reluctantly took in 2015 and will depart with a dearth of accomplishments. While he will leave office unable to realize his college dream of taking Medicaid away from poor people, he launched a tweet-storm on Tuesday morning celebrating the […]
House Democrats won’t let Zinke escape investigation, even after he leaves office 18.12.2018 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
After less than two years on the job, outgoing Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will be leaving a legacy of pro-fossil fuel management of public lands and a long trail of alleged cases of personal misconduct. Zinke announced his resignation over the weekend. His departure, though, will test the political will of investigators and congressional Democrats […]
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German officials investigating alleged neo-Nazi officers who used police database to threaten people 18.12.2018 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
A group of police officers in the German city of Frankfurt allegedly shared neo-Nazi messages and images, and used a police database to access private information which they then used to threaten a lawyer. According to the Frankfurt New Press, state police investigators launched a probe after Turkish-German lawyer Seda Basay-Yildiz received a threat via […]
Fox Panel Blames GOP Congress For No Wall 17.12.2018 Crooks Liars
Please note this very special moment in history. The fact is, Fox News can't wait for the Democrats to take over the House of Representatives. At that moment they can blame the Dems for everything. But right now, at this moment, Republicans hold the House, Senate, and White House. And despite Donald Trump declaring to Chuck Schumer that he would "proudly" shut down the government for "border security," Fox News refuses to hold their #1 viewer Donald Trump or his White House responsible for any failures. For the moment, they've got to blame the Republican Congress. Host Steve Hilton, to his credit, actually ran footage of Trump promising that Mexico would pay for the wall. "What has happened to that very specific promise, 'build the wall, Mexico is gonna pay for it?' If Mexico is gonna pay for it, what's all this business with Chuck and Nancy and a government shutdown if the Congress doesn't give the President the money?" Congress doesn't give Trump the money, Steve. It's US Taxpayer money and spending ...
Anti-gay bed & breakfast asks Supreme Court to expand Jim Crow-era provision 17.12.2018 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
A Hawaii bed & breakfast is asking the Supreme Court to invoke a remnant from the Jim Crow era to justify not having to host same-sex couples, in a case that draws a clear connection between the nation’s history of civil rights fights and the current efforts to discriminate against LGBTQ people. In 2007, a same-sex […]
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With a shutdown on the horizon, retiring House Republicans are simply not showing up for work 17.12.2018 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
With just days left before a possible partial government shutdown, a number of retiring House Republicans have been failing to show up for votes in the weeks since the midterms, The New York Times reported Sunday. President Trump vowed last week that he would “own” a possible government shutdown in an effort to secure funding […]
Not business as usual: Colorado Democrats plan to rewrite rules for workers now that they control the statehouse 17.12.2018 Denver Post: Local
From paid family leave to equal pay for women, Democrats in the state legislature are busy preparing bills on an array of topics that would fundamentally change workers' benefits in Colorado. 
Turkey says U.S. is looking for a way to extradite Erdogan nemesis 17.12.2018 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
President Donald Trump has promised Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that his administration is looking into extraditing Fethullah Gulen, a U.S.-based Muslim cleric Erdogan has accused of masterminding an attempted coup against him in 2016. President Trump apparently made the promise to Erdogan during the G20 Summit in Argentina two weeks ago, Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut […]
Amid swirling Trump scandals, Cummings backs rules change to allow indictment of a sitting president 17.12.2018 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), the Democrat who takes over chairmanship of the House Oversight Committee next month, called Sunday for the overhaul of legal guidelines that currently protect presidents from criminal prosecution. “I think we should always reconsider laws and regulations, and this is one we definitely should reconsider,” Cummings told CNN’s State of the Union. […]
The Stinkiest, Dirtiest, Nastiest Renewable Energy You’ve Never Heard Of 16.12.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Drive down Interstate 95 through Baltimore and you can’t miss the Wheelabrator trash incinerator, its smokestack emblazoned with the city’s name. The Charm City’s single largest source of industrial air pollution churns out well over 600,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually. […]
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Nurse deported to Mexico returns to U.S. after winning visa lottery 16.12.2018 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
After decades of hard work and sacrifice, Maria Mendoza-Sanchez had built a great life in the United States. The Mexico-born nurse had a  job she loved treating cancer patients at a public hospital. She was married, with four children. But neither Mendoza-Sanchez nor her husband were U.S. citizens. Having entered the United States illegally over 20 […]
“Feel-Good” Holiday Stories Are Actually Just a Symptom of a Crumbling Society 15.12.2018 Truthout.com
Circulating narratives like these reinforces the notion that inequality can be solved by an act of charity.

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Federal Judge Rules Affordable Care Act Unconstitutional 15.12.2018 Outside the Beltway
U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor contends that a recent change in tax law unravels the basis for the Supreme Court's upholding of Obamacare.
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Paul Ryan’s disgraceful last act: Providing cover for Trump 15.12.2018 Raw Story

Just as Republicans find some spine on foreign policy, Paul Ryan bids farewell to D.C. by doing Trump’s bidding...

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