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On Wednesday, two GOP lawmakers from Nevada faced angry voters who complained about Trump, the GOP agenda, and Sen. Dean Heller's vote to confirm Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. Reno Gazette-Journal caught the Chamber of Commerce...
From: Mother Jones | By: Rebecca Leber | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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As Republicans try to balance their promise to repeal Obamacare with the health law's increasing popularity, one GOP lawmaker employed a novel argument on Thursday: If fewer people are insured under the Republican replacement plan, that's simply a sign...
From: Mother Jones | By: Patrick Caldwell | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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Among Donald Trump's debts—the source of some of his most intractable conflicts of interest—is a mystery loan that Trump has not publicly explained. And this means that the president could have a secret creditor to whom he owes tens of millions of...
From: Mother Jones | By: Russ Choma | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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The Department of Homeland Security announced Friday that it will soon begin soliciting bids "for the design and build of several prototype wall structures in the vicinity of the United States border with Mexico." Bidding begins March 6. The official...
From: Mother Jones | By: Andy Kroll | Friday, February 24, 2017
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In the wake of raids that resulted in the arrest of 161 undocumented immigrants in southern California earlier this month, the city of Los Angeles is demanding that federal immigration agents end the "deceptive" practice of identifying themselves as...
From: Mother Jones | By: Inae Oh | Friday, February 24, 2017
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President Donald Trump excoriated the "fake news media"—a category he has previously used to describe such outlets as the New York Times, CNN, and the Washington Post—during a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday for reporting...
From: Mother Jones | By: Inae Oh | Friday, February 24, 2017
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While Republicans continue to duck calls to investigate President Donald Trump's ties to Russia, the New Yorker is putting the issue front and center of its next cover with a brilliant illustration: An early look at next week's cover, “Eustace Vladimirovich...
From: Mother Jones | By: Mother Jones New York Bureau | Friday, February 24, 2017
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"Do they know I'm black?" That's the question photographer Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) asks his white girlfriend Rose (Allison Williams) before they venture off to meet her parents for the first time. She assures him everything will be fine. But Chris is...
From: Mother Jones | By: Edwin Rios | Friday, February 24, 2017
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  On this episode of the Mother Jones food politics podcast, Bite, restaurant owners dish about what it's like to run an eatery in the age of Trump-administration immigration raids. Back on January 25, President Donald Trump issued an executive order...
From: Mother Jones | By: Tom Philpott | Friday, February 24, 2017
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It's been a tough last couple of weeks for immigrant-rights advocates. In early February, Immigration and Customs Enforcement conducted a series of raids across 12 states. More than 650 allegedly undocumented immigrants were arrested that week, creating...
From: Mother Jones | By: Jennifer Velez | Friday, February 24, 2017
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A strange thing happened last week at the Federal Election Commission, the nation's watchdog for campaigns and elections. On Friday evening, the FEC's three Republican members quietly released a slew of missing legal memos related to cases dating back...
From: Mother Jones | By: Andy Kroll | Friday, February 24, 2017
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Gabby Giffords, the former Arizona Democratic congresswoman who was shot during a "Congress on Your Corner" event in 2011, slammed Republicans on Thursday for failing to show up to town hall meetings with their constituents out of fear of facing protesters....
From: Mother Jones | By: Inae Oh | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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Last summer, the Obama Department of Justice announced it would no longer use private prisons. The stocks of companies like Corrections Corporation of America (CCA, now CoreCivic) and GEO Group promptly tanked. But then in November this thing no one...
From: Mother Jones | By: Ben Dreyfuss | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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When the Trump administration rescinded the Obama-era guidance outlining protections for transgender students Wednesday, the signature at the bottom of the letter wasn't that of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The directive came instead from the man...
From: Mother Jones | By: Ashley Dejean | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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The Trump-supporting sheriff of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, has an unusual plan to crack down on illegal immigration: He wants to prosecute the mayors of so-called sanctuary cities. Sheriff David A. Clarke, a conservative darling and immigration hard-liner,...
From: Mother Jones | By: Nathalie Baptiste | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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As they kick off their biggest conference of the year, leading conservatives from across the country can't seem to figure out what to do about the alt-right, a movement with close ties to both white nationalists and the White House. The annual Conservative...
From: Mother Jones | By: Patrick Caldwell | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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Controversy continues to boil over President Trump's executive order imposing an immigration ban and his policies aimed at aggressively deporting undocumented immigrants. Two other executive orders signed by Trump earlier this month, focused on fighting...
From: Mother Jones | By: Brandon Ellington Patterson | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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An ambitious effort by a Republican governor to drastically cut his state's taxes is crumbling—and that's a bad omen for Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress who are hoping to slash tax rates at the national level. Shortly after he became governor...
From: Mother Jones | By: Patrick Caldwell | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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On Wednesday, Donald Trump's administration rescinded Obama era guidance directing schools to treat transgender students according to their gender identity. While the most talked about part of Obama's rules allowed students to use the bathroom that...
From: Mother Jones | By: Ashley Dejean | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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At around 3 p.m. today, North Dakota State Police, with the help of the National Guard and Wisconsin state police, began evicting protesters from the main #NoDAPL protest camp near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota. After weeks of blizzards,...
From: Mother Jones | By: Wes Enzinna | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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Earthlings are one step closer to confirming that they're not the only living things in the universe. An international group of scientists announced Wednesday that they've been observing seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a dwarf star named Trappist-1....
From: Mother Jones | By: AJ Vicens | Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The close relationship between Scott Pruitt, the new administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, and fossil fuel interests...
From: Mother Jones | By: Oliver Milman and Dominic Rushe | Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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As we embark on month two of Donald Trump's presidency, it's hard to imagine a group of federal employees facing more uncertainty than the staff of the Environmental Protection Agency. Industry ally and new EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt can be viewed...
From: Mother Jones | By: Eric Holthaus | Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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Republican leaders returned to their home districts this week for the first congressional recess of the year and were faced with a barrage of questions from large crowds of angry constituents packed into school gymnasiums and other public meeting spaces....
From: Mother Jones | By: Inae Oh | Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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In 2013, the Senate voted on whether to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, a 1994 law that aids victims of domestic and sexual violence. In previous years, the law had been reauthorized without difficulty, but this time was different, sparking...
From: Mother Jones | By: P.R. Lockhart | Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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Overall foodborne illness outbreaks have declined in recent years. But ones that stem from imported foods have risen sharply—from an average of three per year in the late 1990s to 18 annually between 2009 and 2015. That's the conclusion of a new study...
From: Mother Jones | By: Tom Philpott | Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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