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Obama Holdovers Are Trying To Expand An Agency Trump Wants To Eliminate

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB), run by officials appointed by former President Barack Obama, is attempting to fill a vacancy in one of the agency’s top career positions. Board members Manuel Ehrlich, Rick Engler and Kristen Kulinowski joined the CSB under the Obama administration and each is nearing the end of a 5-year term. Engler on Monday sent out ...

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Conservatives Push Right-To-Work Laws As Unions Hemorrhage Thousands Of Members

The Mackinac Center, a free-market think tank, is stepping up efforts to promote right-to-work policies and regulations nearly a year after the Supreme Court banned union agency fees in the public sector. Mackinac is expanding its operations from informing public sector union workers and fee payers of their rights secured by the June 2018 decision in Janus v. American Federation ...

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Congress Wants Thousands More Acres Under Federal Control, but US Can’t Afford It

A lengthy public lands package sitting in Congress adds hundreds of thousands of acres of federally protected wilderness without securing funding to manage it. The House is preparing to vote on a bipartisan land package next week that is roughly 660 pages and composed of 118 different bills. The Senate version passed its version, the most comprehensive land package in ...

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Oil Is Piling Up In Venezuela After Trump Slapped Sanctions On Maduro

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Oil in Venezuela is piling up after U.S. President Donald Trump placed sanctions on President Nicolas Maduro’s regime to force Maduro into stepping down, The Wall Street Journal reports. Oil stockpiles in the South American country have risen to the highest levels in at least five years, reaching 32.8 million barrels of oil last week, research firm Orbital Insight estimates ...

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Southwest Grounds Hundreds Of Flights Amid Union Fight

Southwest Airlines saw an unusual spike in maintenance issues on its aircrafts “just days after our last negotiations session” with the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA). Southwest first noticed maintenance delays Feb. 12 concentrated in four locations, “despite no change in our maintenance programs, no changes in leadership, and no changes in our policies and procedures,” Chief Operating Officer Mike ...

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Venezuela’s Military Attache Recognizes Guaido As President

Venezuela’s military attache to the United Nations has recognized opposition party leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s interim president, according to John Bolton, U.S. President Donald Trump’s national security adviser. Pressure is mounting on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro as more Venezuelan officials defect from the Maduro regime and support Guaido for president of the National Assembly. Venezuela’s military attache, or diplomat, to the ...

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Tesla Loses Yet Another Top Executive

Tesla’s general counsel Dane Butswinkas is leaving his post in the electric car company after just two months on the job, Reuters reported. The former general counsel is one of dozens of top Tesla executives to leave the company in the past two years, according to Reuters Wednesday. Butswinkas is leaving the company to take up his former role as Tesla’s ...

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CovCath Student Nicholas Sandmann Sues WaPo For $250 Million

Covington Catholic high school student Nicholas Sandmann is suing The Washington Post over its coverage of a January incident involving himself and Native American protester Nathan Phillips. Attorneys for Sandmann filed the lawsuit Tuesday, accusing the Washington newspaper of engaging in a “modern-day form of McCarthyism.” The lawsuit also blames CNN and NBC, “among others,” for taking part in the ...

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Illinois Nearly Doubles Its Minimum Wage To $15

Democratic Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a bill Tuesday raising the state’s minimum wage from $8.25 an hour to $15 by 2025, The Hill reported. Pritzker signaled Thursday that he would sign the bill after it passed the Illinois state House and Senate. “Phasing in the minimum wage over the next six years will put $6,300 a year into the ...

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Amazon Announces Plans To Go Green Amid Fallout Over Failed New York Headquarters

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Amazon announced a new green project Monday to ship half of all packages with net zero carbon by 2030 after the company ended a contentious plan to build a campus in New York. Amazon’s latest project, called “Shipment Zero,” is another step in its stated goal to be powered by 100 percent renewable energy. “With improvements in electric vehicles, aviation ...

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Rural America Is Going Bust As Farm Bankruptcies Soar

U.S. farmers are filing for Chapter 12 bankruptcy at the highest rate in at least a decade as agriculturists feel pressure from trade wars and low commodity prices, The Wall Street Journal reported in February. The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals processed twice as many bankruptcy files from farmers in 2018 than it did in 2008. Bankruptcy filings in the ...

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Four Police Officers Injured In Active Shooter Incident In Illinois

At least four police officers and multiple civilians are injured after a shooter stormed a manufacturing company in Aurora, Illinois, Friday, The Aurora Daily Herald reports. At least one civilian might be dead. Multiple outlets are reporting a heavy police presence in the area with multiple ambulances. ATF and FBI agents are also responding to the incident. ALERT: There is an active shooter ...

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West Coast Union Down A Quarter Of Its Members Since SCOTUS Decision On Forced Dues, Filings Show

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 503 in Oregon has hemorrhaged more than a quarter of its members since the U.S. Supreme Court banned mandatory agency fees in June, according to state filings obtained by The Freedom Foundation. SEIU 503, Oregon’s most influential labor group, lost about 26 percent of its dues-paying membership from December 2017 to December 2018, ...

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Trump Admin Weighs Risk To ‘Significant Federal Funds’ Tied Up In California’s Bullet Train

The Trump administration is weighing the risk to a “significant” amount of federal funds tied up in California’s high-speed rail project, a Department of Transportation (DOT) spokesperson told The Daily Caller News Foundation Wednesday. The federal government has spent about $3.5 billion in taxpayer money on grants to California to build a high-speed rail train connecting San Francisco to Los ...

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New York Wants Its Money Back From Amazon As States Turn On Corporate Tax Breaks

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Amazon may forfeit part or all of its $3 billion incentive package to build a new headquarters in New York City after local residents put up a spirited resistance to the company’s plans. The fallout between Amazon and the people of New York City comes as similar instances of resistance to corporate interests have popped up around the country, Axios ...

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