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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez To Green New Deal Haters: ‘I’m The Boss Now. How ‘Bout That?’

Speaking at a “Girls Who Code” event in New York City, self-identitified democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hit back against critics of her Green New Deal resolution. WATCH: Ocasio-Cortez declares "I'm the Boss… How 'bout that!" while claiming that no one else has tried to come up with climate change policy before the Green New Deal. Apparently she's never seen @TheDemocrats ...

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Prosecutors Present Evidence That Ryan Zinke Lied To Federal Prosecutors

A court proceeding is reportedly underway regarding whether former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke lied to federal investigators during his time leading the agency. Prosecutors in Washington have started presenting evidence to a grand jury on whether Zinke was honest to federal investigators about his denial of a petition from two Native American tribes to run a casino in Connecticut, according ...

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Sanctuary Laws Allowed Illegal Immigrant Who Tried To Kill A Cop Remain In The US, ICE Claims

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials claim a deadly shootout between an illegal immigrant and a sheriff’s deputy could have been prevented if California sanctuary laws allowed them to do their job. A deadly shootout on Sunday took place between a cop and a Mexican national. During a routine traffic stop in Napa County, California, Javier Hernandez Morales, 48, attempted to shoot Napa ...

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Coal Plant Closures In 2018 Didn’t Stop Carbon Emissions From Rising

Despite a record number coal plant closures across the United States, the country’s power sector still experienced a rise in carbon emissions in 2018. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Wednesday issued its annual report on emissions. The agency estimated that carbon dioxide output from U.S. power plants rose 0.6 percent in 2018 from the previous year, climbing to nearly ...

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The Number Of Illegals Caught At The Southwest Border Nearly Doubles, DHS Reports

Apprehensions of illegal migrants at the southwest border in January increased dramatically from the same time last year, and experts predict 2019 will experience increases in illegal migrant arrests overall. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) — a subset agency of the Department of Homeland Security — reported a total of 47,893 apprehensions of illegal migrants in January at the ...

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White House Plans Expert Panel To See If Global Warming Is Actually A National Security Risk

The Trump administration is mulling the creation of an expert panel to assess whether climate change poses a risk to national security, but critics are denouncing the idea. The White House may form the Presidential Committee on Climate Security to determine if global warming is a threat to national security, according to documents reviewed by The Washington Post. The committee, which ...

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US Oil Production On Track To Hit Another Milestone

The United States is forecasted to reach another milestone in oil output next month thanks to rising production in the country’s biggest shale formations. The Energy Information Administration (EIA), a government agency that track U.S. energy production, is expecting the country’s seven major shale formations to increase output by 84,000 barrels per day in March. The increase will bring total oil ...

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This Environmental Group Has Sued Trump Over 100 Times

The Center for Biological Diversity is reporting an enormous amount of lawsuits leveled against President Donald Trump since he first entered office. The Tuscon-based environmental organization has filed a total of 106 lawsuits against the White House, according to its website’s “Trump Lawsuit Tracker.” The lawsuits — which mostly target Trump’s environmental and energy agenda — average about one a ...

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Texas Boy Says Adults Called Him ‘Little Hitler’ When He Started Raising Money For The Wall

A young Texas boy faced both praise and ridicule from adults after he opened a hot chocolate stand to raise money for President Donald Trumps’ border wall. Benton Stevens — a seven-year-old from Austin, Texas — wanted to help raise funds for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border after watching Trump deliver the State of the Union address earlier this ...

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California Governor Wants National Guard To Help Struggling Pot Industry Instead Of Protecting Borders

California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom is hoping to pull National Guard troops away from the U.S.-Mexico border to help protect his state’s struggling marijuana industry. Faced with competition from a robust black market, the legal cannabis industry in California has not experienced the growth that supporters had expected. Newsom — who enjoyed hundreds of thousands in campaign donations from the ...

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Stacey Abrams Claims Voter Suppression Is Legal In The US

Failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams claimed that voter suppression is legal throughout the country during her speech at the Democratic National Committee’s winter meeting. “Here’s the thing about voter suppression: Voter suppression is legal in the United States right now,” Abrams said Friday to a crowd of Democrats in Washington, D.C. “We’re used to fighting against enemies that are ...

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Trump Says US Is ‘A Lot Closer Than We Ever Were’ to China Trade Deal

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President Donald Trump on Friday extolled the progress U.S. and Chinese negotiators have made as they work to reach a sweeping new trade agreement. In a Rose Garden speech that largely revolved around his emergency declaration, Trump also told reporters that trade talks with China have been going “extremely well” and that the U.S. is closer than ever before at ...

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Democrats Fundraise Off Trump’s Plan To Declare National Emergency

The Democratic National Committee is attempting to fundraise off President Donald Trump’s plan to declare a national emergency. “[N]ot only will [the president] violate hundreds of years of constitutional norms, he will once again choose to put families at risk with his unsound immigration policies,” wrote Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez in an email to supporters on Thursday. “This ...

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Coal Plant To Close Down, Despite Trump’s Pleas

The Tennessee Valley Authority voted to close down a Kentucky coal-fired power plant, bucking pressure from President Donald Trump to keep it running. The 7-member board of directors for the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) voted almost unanimously on Thursday to shutter the remaining coal-fired unit at its Paradise Fossil Plant. Unit 3 of the plant — which is located in ...

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Does the Border Deal Include More Funding for Wall Construction Than Previous Years?

The border compromise includes $1.375 billion in funds to build 55 miles of new bollard fencing along the Rio Grande Valley of Texas.  The compromise is a fraction of what the Trump administration originally demanded, earning criticism from GOP and immigration hardliners.  However, the deal still allocates an unprecedented amount of funding for pedestrian fencing along the eastern portion of ...

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