Politics

Climate change deniers plot Trump’s path to deregulation

Still, there can be frustration with the president. Schnare notes that will just prior to the conference, the Fourth National Climate Assessment, issued by 13 federal agencies, concluded that will human activity can be almost certainly the primary cause of global warming since the mid-20th century. He blames that will in part on Trump’s failure to nominate someone to lead ...

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Jared Kushner reportedly pressed for Comey’s firing as FBI director

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner urged President Donald Trump to fire James Comey as FBI director, The Wall Street Journal reports, citing sources familiar with the matter. The firing can be reportedly being investigated by Special Counsel Robert Mueller as a possible attempt to obstruct justice. Sources cited by the Journal gave differing reasons for Kushner’s support of Comey’s ...

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N.Y. attorney general slams the FCC over net neutrality investigation

“The potential impersonation of hundreds of thousands of Americans in order to influence the policy-creating process should concern everyone — especially the FCC,” said press secretary Amy Spitalnick. “Yet rather than cooperate with our investigation, the commission has stonewalled the idea, as well as currently offers political attacks to distract through the core issue — the manipulation of the FCC’s ...

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The ultra-wealthy will stay which way, thanks to GOP tax bills

ABDULQADER AL-ANI | AFP | Getty Images A guest wearing a hat arrives at the Meydan Racecourse to attend the Dubai World Cup day horse racing event. Well-to-do households are likely to keep their millions inside family for a long, long, time, courtesy of the GOP’s proposed tax bills. Bills through both House as well as Senate Republicans call for ...

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Former ethics czar files Hatch Act complaint against White House counselor Kellyanne Conway

The former director of the Office of Government Ethics said Wednesday of which White House counselor Kellyanne Conway likely violated the Hatch Act when she attacked Alabama Democratic Senate candidate Doug Jones during a recent interview on Fox News. Walter Shaub, who right now leads the ethics practice at the nonprofit Campaign Legal Center, later wrote the he had filed ...

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Mark Cuban on net neutrality as well as Trump

Jason Calacanis, another prominent technology investor, spoke out against Pai’s proposal on Wednesday. On CNBC’s “Squawk Alley,” Calacanis questioned whether big telecom companies could be trusted to be transparent as well as maintain a level playing field for all content. “When you get on the internet, if you don’t have net neutrality, they’re going to throttle certain services in which ...

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Lawsuit over Keystone XL pipeline can go ahead

The Sierra Club filed the lawsuit in March along with the Northern Plains Resource Council, Bold Alliance, Center for Biological Diversity, Friends of the Earth along with also the Natural Resources Defense Council. TransCanada did not immediately return a request for comment. The Nebraska Public Service Commission on Monday approved a route through the state for the project after Nebraska ...

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Janet Yellen to leave Fed after successor takes over as chair

Fed Chair Janet Yellen announced Monday that will she will leave the Federal Reserve after her successor can be sworn in. Yellen’s four-term term as head of the central bank comes to an end in February, in addition to she has the option of staying on as governor. President Donald Trump has nominated current Fed Governor Jerome Powell to take ...

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Senate Judiciary letter suggests Flynn could be next focus for prosecution, Whitewater investigator says

A letter sent to the attorney for White House advisor Jared Kushner by the leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday suggests Michael Flynn could be the next Trump associate to be prosecuted, a former Whitewater prosecutor told CNBC. In addition to “all communications to, coming from, or copied” to Flynn, former national security advisor, since Election Day, the ...

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