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Democrats Remove Fossil Fuel Eradication From Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal

In what will likely be a major disappointment for the Democratic Party’s progressive base, upcoming Green New Deal legislation will omit the plan’s most lauded goal: A specific deadline for ending U.S. fossil fuel development. New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Ed Market are expected to unveil their Green New Deal resolution later this week. However, ...

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Cartels Are Making Americans Living Near The Border Afraid To Report Crimes

U.S. residents living near the southern border claim they are afraid to report immigration-related crimes to the police, detailing horrific stories of retaliation by Mexican cartels. “I turned in 700 pounds [of marijuana] up here … I called it in [to Border Patrol]. They went and got it. That night, [the smugglers] came back. They … broke off all the ...

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Famous Rapper Discovered To Be Living In The US Illegally, Arrested By ICE

21 Savage, a famous Atlanta-based rapper, was arrested Sunday after Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials discovered he is actually a British national and had been living in the country illegally for years, shocking fans who assumed he was born in the U.S. “U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested unlawfully present United Kingdom national Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph AKA ’21 Savage’ during ...

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Trump Not Ruling Out Military Intervention In Venezuela

Donald Trump weekly address 12-16-17

In an interview broadcast Sunday, President Donald Trump revealed he has left the “option” open for U.S. military intervention in Venezuela. “Well I don’t want to say that,” Trump said on CBS’ “Face The Nation” after host host Margaret Brennan asked about the possibility of American military intervention. “But certainly it’s something that’s on the — it’s an option.” Trump ...

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Venezuelan Opposition Leader Calls Campaign To Remove Maduro A ‘Pivotal Moment’ For Country

Juan Guaido, the self-appointed interim president of Venezuela, explained how he plains to win over the military’s support and put an end to Nicolas Maduro’s dictatorial rule. Guaido, the 35-year-old president of the National Assembly of Venezuela, smashed onto the international scene on Feb. 23 when he stood before an opposition rally and declared himself the country’s legitimate president. In his ...

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Watching The Super Bowl? You May Catch Stacey Abrams

Failed gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams will be starring in a Super Bowl commercial on Sunday to talk about her campaign for election reform. “Every vote should be counted from every corner of our state,” Abrams says in the 30-second advertisement, which is set to air during the Super Bowl in numerous Georgia regional markets. “Join us in the fight for election ...

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Democrats Unveil Their Opening Bid On Border Wall Negotiations — Nothing

Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi

On the first day of negotiations over a border security compromise, Democrats gave their opening bid: A plan that contains zero funding for a physical barrier. A select group of 17 Republicans and Democrats from both the House and Senate met Wednesday for the first day of border negotiations. Formed after the federal government experienced the longest partial shutdown in ...

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Polar Vortex In The Midwest Wreaking Havoc On Infrastructure, Kills At Least Eight

Near record low temperatures in the Midwest have caused thousands of flight and train cancellations, sweeping power outages and several deaths. In Chicago, the temperature on Wednesday dipped to a low of around minus 23, just above the city’s historical low of minus 27 in January 1985. Other cities in the Midwest experienced similar bone-chilling temperatures, with Sioux Falls, South ...

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Over Half Of US Coal Mines Have Closed Since 2008

The number of active coal mines in the U.S. have shuttered dramatically, with half of the mines operational a decade ago now closed down. Fueled by years of regulatory burden and stiff market competition, the U.S. coal industry continues to suffer from contraction. There were a total of 1,435 operational mines in 2008, a year when coal production reached a ...

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Democrats Reject GOP Proposal To Deny Raises To Federal Employees Disciplined For Sexual Misconduct

House Democrats defeated a Republican-led provision to deny raises to federal employees who have been disciplined for sexual misconduct. Lawmakers in the House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to give civilian federal employees a 2.6 percent pay raise this year. However, Democrats successfully blocked a GOP provision that would have withheld raises for employees penalized for sexual misconduct. “During calendar ...

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Pentagon Sending Thousands More Troops to the Southern Border

The Pentagon is sending several thousand more troops to the southwestern border, fulfilling a request made by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Currently, there are about 2,3000 troops stationed at the southwestern border. Pentagon officials revealed Tuesday that they will be deploying an additional 2,000 troops as part of the DHS’ request for the military to extend its mission ...

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Republican Lawmaker Trolled After Introducing A Carbon Tax Bill

Florida Republican Rep. Francis Rooney received a yellow vest on Tuesday, which is meant to be a mockery of his support for taxing carbon emissions. The American Energy Alliance, a free-market energy organization, sent Rooney a yellow vest after the Florida lawmaker signed onto carbon tax legislation. The bill, which was introduced in the House of Representatives earlier in January, calls ...

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Trump Just Secured Another Major Trade Victory

The European Commission approved U.S. soybeans to be used in the production of biofuels, a decision that will fulfill President Donald Trump’s demand that the European Union buy more of the product. “Today’s decision is new proof that the European Union is delivering on our commitments,” EU Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas said Tuesday. “[T]his means that as of today it ...

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Scott Pruitt’s Resignation Hasn’t Stopped EPA From Eliminating Regulations

The Environmental Protection Agency took a victory lap Monday, releasing a report that highlights all of the agency’s accomplishments in 2018. “Over the past year, the Trump Administration has continued to deliver on its promise to provide greater regulatory certainty while protecting public health and the environment,” EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler said in a Monday statement. Among the agency’s major ...

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Chris Christie: There’s A Deeper Reason Why Trump Fired Mike Flynn

Chris Christie is alleging that both President Donald Trump and senior advisor Jared Kushner believed firing Michael Flynn would put an end to the “Russia thing.” Christie — the former two-term Republican governor of New Jersey who led Trump’s transition team before getting canned himself — dishes out details about the inner workings of the Trump campaign and early days ...

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