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Pelosi Introduces New Climate Bill One Day After Green New Deal Collapsed

Democratic lawmakers introduced a stripped-down climate bill Wednesday less than a day after Senate Republicans dinged a more ambitious plan. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi described the Climate Action Now Act as one of many steps toward Democratic efforts to confront global warming. In particular, the bill aims to prevent President Donald Trump from removing the United States from the non-binding Paris ...

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McConnell And Senate Republicans Vote To Kill Green New Deal

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his Republican colleagues torpedoed the activist-backed Green New Deal Tuesday as Democrats called the vote a dog-and-pony show. Republicans defeated the proposal 57 to 0 as Democratic lawmakers derided the vote as a political gesture meant to rile up conservatives ahead of an election year. McConnell called the GND Tuesday morning a socialistic ploy ...

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Another NYC Billboard Trolls Ocasio-Cortez As Democrats Bail On Her Green New Deal

Another giant billboard popped up in New York City Tuesday trolling Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after Senate Democrats refused to support her Green New Deal. The Job Creators Network created another billboard in Time Square that appears to ding the New York Democrat’s stalled effort to push an ambitious climate proposal through Congress. The group, which is tied to the conservative ...

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Mitch McConnell Lays Out Some Inconvenient Truths About Democrats’ Green New Deal |

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell described the Green New Deal as a job-killing socialistic takeover of the American economy hours before his colleagues prepare to vote against the ambitious climate change proposal. “[M]y Democratic colleagues’ rallying cry: Killing off entire domestic industries. Winding down millions of jobs. Basically outlawing the only sources of energy that working-class and middle-class families can ...

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Trump Campaign Distributes Memo Telling Media To Steer Clear Of Collusion Conspiracy Theorists

President Donald Trump’s campaign team is distributing a memo instructing members of the media to stay away from pundits who promote claims that the president colluded with Russia to win the 2016 presidential election. “Moving forward, we ask that you employ basic journalistic standards when booking such guests to appear anywhere in your universe of productions,” the memo to TV ...

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Scientists Surprised to Find One Of the Fastest Shrinking Glaciers is Growing Again

One of fastest shrinking ice glaciers in the world is reversing course and starting to accumulate ice at an alarming pace, a new NASA study published Monday finds. The Jakobshavn glacier, located in Greenland, began thinning around 2012 to nearly 130 feet annually. It’s now growing again at about the same rate in the past two years, a study in ...

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Tom Steyer’s Need To Impeach Campaign Hits A Big Brick Wall Following Mueller Report

Billionaire Tom Steyer’s mission to oust President Donald Trump hit a seemingly insurmountable roadblock after a two-year special counsel investigation failed to find evidence that the president’s campaign team colluded with Russia to take down his Democratic opponent. Steyer has dumped millions of dollars over the course of past year on what many Democrats worried was an ill-fated attempt to ...

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Are ‘Rogue’ Agents At Facebook Responsible For A Security Lapse Exposing User Passwords?

Internet Privacy

Tech analysts are scrutinizing Facebook after recent reports reveal the social media company left millions of passwords open to staff members. Facebook violated fundamental computer-security practices, analysts say after the company confirmed that millions of passwords readily available to staff. Basic security practices require organizations and website hold sensitive information in a scrambled form that makes it virtually impossible to ...

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‘He’s Apologized For Being Born’: Bloomberg Takes On Beto’s Unusual Campaign Approach

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg poked fun at Democrats running for office Thursday night while explaining his reason for not jumping into a crowded presidential race. One of the prerequisites for running in 2020 is the need to go on an apology tour, Bloomberg said during a Bermuda Executive Forum in New York. The billionaire businessman gave former ...

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Media Bias? FOIA Requests to EPA Spiked After Trump Elected

Media Bias - NY Times - NBC News - CNN - Washington Post

The number of public record requests to the Environmental Protection Agency from major media outlets exploded shortly after President Donald Trump was elected, The Free Beacon reported Wednesday. The New York Times made only 13 Freedom of Information Act requests during former President Barack Obama’s second term, the report notes, citing an analysis of FOIA requests dating back to 2013. ...

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EU Regulators Take Aim At Google Over Silicon Valley Giant’s Business Model

European Union regulators fined Google a hefty $1.7 billion Wednesday on the basis that the Silicon Valley giant violated various anti-trust laws, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. Google engaged in “illegal practices” in a bid to “cement its dominant market position” in advertising markets, Margrethe Vestager, EU’s top competition commissioner, said in a press statement announcing the penalty. Additional criticisms ...

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Top Democratic Lawmaker Compares Trump To Hitler After McCain Dust-Up

South Carolina Rep. James Clyburn said Wednesday that President Donald Trump and his family represent a threat to democracy akin to that posed by Adolf Hitler. Trump and his family are “the greatest threats to democracy of my lifetime,” he told NBC in response to questions about the president’s renewed criticisms of deceased Sen. John McCain. Clyburn is the third ranking Democrat ...

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Here Are The Media Pundits That Floated The Theory Bezos Was A Victim Of Saudi Arabia

Several media personalities actively floated the possibility that Saudi Arabia played a role in leaking billionaire Jeff Bezos’ racy text messages to his mistress before recent media reports torpedoed the idea. Washington Post columnist Max Boot joined The Daily Beast as two of the biggest proponents of the conspiracy theory, one that blew up Tuesday after The Wall Street Journal ...

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Facebook Reveals How New Zealand Shooter’s Livestream Video Went Viral

The New Zealand’s shooter’s video flew across the platform in record time despite receiving fewer than 200 total views during the live broadcast, Facebook noted in a blog post Monday night. “Before we were alerted … a user on [troll site] 8-chan posted a link to a copy of the video on a file-sharing site,” Facebook stated in the post. ...

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Trump Says He’s Looking Into Reports Of Facebook Targeting His Social Media Director

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President Donald Trump indicated on Twitter Tuesday that his administration is looking into reports that Facebook censored his social media campaign director. “I will be looking into this!” Trump said before adding the hashtag: #StopTheBias. The president was likely referring to media reports showing that White House social media director Dan Scavino Jr. was temporarily blocked from making public Facebook comments on Monday ...

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