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Oil Giants Are Pushing GOP To Pass A Carbon Tax

British Petroleum and Shell are pouring $1 million each into a Republican-backed group advocating for a tax on carbon emissions to combat climate change, The Washington Examiner reports. The oil giants are sending the funds to Americans for Carbon Dividends (ACD), a climate change advocacy group led by former GOP Secretaries of State James Baker III and George Shultz. Former ...

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Top Labor Official Leaving Following Accusations He Misled White House Staff

A top official in the Department of Labor (DOL) is leaving after the White House investigated allegations he mistreated staff and mislead senior officials. DOL Chief of Staff Nick Geale has earned a reputation among White House staff as a hindrance to President Donald Trump’s deregulatory agenda. Geale is also known as hard to work with, Axios reported Tuesday. “The ...

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Venezuelan Revolutionaries Ask For US Military Aid

Venezuelan revolutionary leader Juan Guaido officially requested aid from the U.S. military in ousting Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro on Saturday. An official in Guaido’s camp sent a letter to Navy Admiral Craig Fuller, head of U.S. Southern Command (SouthCom), requesting assistance in “strategic and operations planning” to take down Maduro. The U.S., along with more than 50 other countries, recognizes ...

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‘Rangelands Are In Crisis’: Mike Lee, Mitt Romney Push To Cull Overcrowded Wild Horses

GOP Sens. Mike Lee and Mitt Romney, both of Utah, want to strike a regulation barring federal rangeland officials from euthanizing wild horses and burros. Lee and Romney cosigned a letter to the top Democrat and Republican on the Senate Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies under the Committee on Appropriations. GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska chairs the ...

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Rudy Giuliani Is Pushing Ukraine To Investigate Joe Biden’s Connections

President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudolph Giuliani is pushing Ukrainian officials to delve deeper into ongoing investigations connected to Paul Manafort and Joe Biden, The New York Times reports. Giuliani will travel to Ukraine’s capital to meet with Ukraine’s President-elect Volodymyr Zelensky, who will take control of the country’s government June 3. Giuliani plans to discuss two separate investigations: one ...

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‘Amazing Things Will Happen’: Jeff Bezos Wants To Build A ‘Road To Space’

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos outlined his vision to “build a road” to space at an event in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, The New York Times reports. Bezos openly spoke about his plans for his rocket company Blue Origin, a rare event for such a topic. Bezos has given few public statements about the work of his space company ...

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Congressional Watchdog Estimates Space Force Will Cost Billions More Than The Pentagon Says

President Donald Trump’s Space Force will cost up to $1.9 billion annually to manage plus billions more in startup costs, according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). The CBO published a report on the estimated costs of the new agency Wednesday. The Trump administration’s own cost estimates for the project have varied widely from $2 billion to $13 billion over ...

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Jay Inslee Commits His State To Carbon-Free Electricity By 2045

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation Tuesday mandating his state’s electrical grid be carbon-free by 2045, becoming the fourth state to set such a goal, The Associated Press reported. Inslee is running for the Democratic nomination to challenge President Donald Trump in 2020. Inslee announced his run on March 1 with a video where he talked up his climate agenda ...

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Arctic Sea Ice Could Be Holding Back An Economic Boom, Pompeo Says

The melting sea ice in the Arctic region may uncover a vast wealth of resources as well as open up new international trade routes, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday. Pompeo delivered remarks from Finland, where he attended a meeting of nations with territory in the Arctic region. Pompeo largely focused on Chinese and Russian interests in the area ...

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Trump Cuts Off States From Skimming Medicaid Payments For Big Labor

The Trump administration finalized a rule on Thursday scrapping a 2014 Medicaid regulation allowing states to divert payments meant for caretakers to unions. The Obama administration issued a regulation that protected a state practice that had, by that time, been practiced for decades. Since the 1990s, states have accepted Medicaid money from the federal government meant for home health service ...

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Trump Rolls Back Obama-Era Regulations On Offshore Drilling

The Trump administration relaxed offshore drilling rules on Thursday put in place after a 2010 oil spill that released millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. The Obama administration ratcheted up regulations on offshore drilling after the Deepwater Horizon oil well, owned by British Petroleum, failed and spilled over 200 million barrels of oil into the Gulf. ...

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Trumponomics: 263,000 Jobs Added, Unemployment At 3.6 Percent in April

Donald Trump success

The U.S. economy added 263,000 jobs in April while the unemployment rate fell to 3.6 percent, making March the 103rd straight month of job growth, according to Department of Labor data released Friday. Economists predicted 190,000 jobs would be added and the unemployment rate would hold at 3.8 percent, according to The Wall Street Journal. Jobs numbers for March were ...

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How Juan Guaido’s Gamble To Oust Venezuela’s Dictator Fell Apart

Venezuelan revolutionary leader Juan Guaido failed to overthrow President Nicolas Maduro Tuesday after calling on the military to oust the South American dictator. Secret talks between Venezuelan military officials and revolutionary leader Juan Guaido reportedly broke down or were sabotaged. Guaido called on the military to revolt but lacked support from the generals, and Maduro remained in control despite thousands ...

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Pennsylvania Lawmaker Opposed To Pipeline Took Money From Company Suing It

A Pennsylvania state senator opposing a pipeline project in his district has accepted nearly $80,000 in campaign donations from a developer suing the energy company behind the project. Democratic Sen. Andy Dinniman is one of the chief opponents to the Mariner East pipeline project by the energy company Sunoco. On Tuesday, Dinniman took a shot at the energy project on ...

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Maduro Kicks CNN Off The Air As Venezuelans Revolt Against Him

Nicolas Maduro Venezuela

Venezuela’s government has kicked CNN International off the air in Venezuela as President Nicolas Maduro attempts to quell an armed revolt led by opposition leader Juan Guaido. Conatel, the Venezuelan agency responsible for regulating telecom companies, ordered DirecTV, Net Uno, Intercable and Telefónica to cut CNN International in English off the air Tuesday. CNN International had already been cut off ...

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