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In recent decades, the federal government has turned to private corporations to help handle everything from intelligence to prisons. Should nuclear waste be next? That's a question currently being considered by the Department of Energy, as it looks for...
From: Mother Jones | By: Ashley Dejean | Tuesday, January 24, 2017
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The Senate Foreign Relations Committee votes on Rex Tillerson's nomination for Secretary of State Monday. At his confirmation hearing earlier this month, Tillerson disappointed some senators with his unpreparedness or unwillingness to discuss a range...
From: Mother Jones | By: Rebecca Leber | Monday, January 23, 2017
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When Carina Guzman arrived in Troutdale, Oregon, almost nine years ago as an undocumented teenager from Colombia, she wasn't prepared to navigate the vast range of services available in the state. She knew that she wanted contraception, but her inexperience...
From: Mother Jones | By: P.R. Lockhart | Monday, January 23, 2017
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E-cigarettes, long touted as a tool to discourage smoking, are actually doing the opposite, according to a landmark study published Monday in Pediatrics. In this first-of-its kind national analysis, researchers found that the devices attract kids who...
From: Mother Jones | By: Julia Lurie | Monday, January 23, 2017
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Amid the pomp and tumult of inauguration week, you may have missed that President (whoa) Donald Trump at last made his final cabinet pick, naming former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue US Department of Agriculture secretary. At a televised candlelight dinner...
From: Mother Jones | By: Tom Philpott | Monday, January 23, 2017
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Surrounded by men, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday reinstating the "global gag rule," which bans federal funding for international non-governmental organizations that offer abortions or advocate for the right to an abortion. The...
From: Mother Jones | By: Becca Andrews | Monday, January 23, 2017
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It's almost as if the man who once ran for the White House himself is taking a stand as a kind of alternative president. In his annual State of the State Address on Tuesday, California Gov. Jerry Brown reiterated a vision for the nation's most populous...
From: Mother Jones | By: Josh Harkinson | Tuesday, January 24, 2017
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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Tuesday defended President Donald Trump's false assertion that millions of people voted illegally in the November elections. Spicer repeatedly affirmed that Trump has long held this view, but he could not cite...
From: Mother Jones | By: Pema Levy | Tuesday, January 24, 2017
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This story originally appeared on The Huffington Post and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The Environmental Protection Agency has frozen its grant programs, according to sources there. EPA staff has been instructed to freeze...
From: Mother Jones | By: Kate Sheppard | Tuesday, January 24, 2017
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Environmentalists and social justice advocates scored long-shot victories during the Obama years when they successfully pressured the administration to block construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines. But it turns out those victories...
From: Mother Jones | By: Rebecca Leber | Tuesday, January 24, 2017
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Tom Price, President Donald Trump's pick for health secretary, has faced criticism in recent weeks that he's too closely tied to the health industry he may soon be charged with regulating. Democrats have focused on accusations that Price personally profited...
From: Mother Jones | By: Patrick Caldwell | Tuesday, January 24, 2017
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Last week, the Senate health committee grilled Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), on his plan to dismantle Obamacare and his extensive trading in medical stocks. But when...
From: Mother Jones | By: Stephanie Mencimer | Tuesday, January 24, 2017
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On Saturday, the American people were introduced to President Donald Trump's new press secretary Sean Spicer, who dedicated his first press conference on Saturday to angrily accuse members of the media of purposely misleading the public about the size...
From: Mother Jones | By: Inae Oh | Monday, January 23, 2017
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After making several false statements over the weekend about the size of the crowd at President Donald Trump's inauguration, White House press secretary Sean Spicer promised to the media on Monday that he would never intentionally lie to them. Then he...
From: Mother Jones | Monday, January 23, 2017
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The Senate is set to confirm as the new head of the CIA on Monday a man who is open to revisiting the practice of waterboarding—even if that's not what he told the Senate Intelligence Committee during his confirmation hearing. Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.),...
From: Mother Jones | By: AJ Vicens | Monday, January 23, 2017
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Since the 1970s, the Hyde Amendment has prohibited the use of federal funds for abortions. The rule has always functioned as a budget rider attached to individual federal appropriations bills. But as early as Tuesday, the House could vote to make it...
From: Mother Jones | By: Hannah Levintova | Monday, January 23, 2017
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Donald Trump brought many conflicts of interest with him when he moved into the White House last week. Chief among them are the Trump Organization's dealings with foreign power and players, including leasing office space to one Chinese state-owned bank...
From: Mother Jones | By: Russ Choma | Monday, January 23, 2017
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Dennis CoffeyHot Coffey in the D Resonance   Courtesey of conqueroo Guitarist Dennis Coffey was a member of Motown's elite team of session musicians, playing on hits like the Temptations' "Ball of Confusion (That's What the World Is Today)" and Edwin...
From: Mother Jones | By: Jon Young | Monday, January 23, 2017
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This past October, I taught a weeklong seminar on the history of conservatism to honors students from around the state of Oklahoma. In five long days, my nine very engaged students and I got to know each other fairly well. Six were African American women....
From: Mother Jones | By: Rick Perlstein | Sunday, January 22, 2017
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