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New York on Track to End Coal-Fired Power Plant Emissions by 2020 Environment
New York on Track to End Coal-Fired Power Plant Emissions by 2020
2019-05-13 21:56:07
by Dan McCue

New York State's Department of Environmental Conservation last week adopted the final elements of a regulatory regime intended to end carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants in the state by the end of 2020. Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo first announced... Read More

Trump Loyalist Who Insulted McCain Worries Republicans Now That She Leads Arizona GOP Political News
Trump Loyalist Who Insulted McCain Worries Republicans Now That She Leads Arizona GOP

PHOENIX — In 2016, Donald Trump stormed Washington and swept aside a hostile Republican Party establishment. Now, as he seeks reelection, the president has tightened his grip on the GOP as loyalists — whose main credential is fealty to the... Read More

Chairman Neal Issues Subpoenas for Trump Tax Returns Congress
Chairman Neal Issues Subpoenas for Trump Tax Returns
2019-05-10 21:11:51
by Dan McCue

Representative Richard Neal, D-Mass., chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee Friday issued subpoenas for six years of President Donald Trump's tax returns. The subpoenas give Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig until 5 p.m. next... Read More

Unique Gathering at United Nations Asks, 'Are You A Responsible Leader?' In The News
Unique Gathering at United Nations Asks, 'Are You A Responsible Leader?'
2019-05-10 20:48:51
by Dan McCue

Bawa Jain sounded as if he had still not quite come back down to Earth. A week removed from co-hosting the inaugural Responsible Leaders Summit at the United Nations in New York, the indefatigable secretary general of the World Council... Read More

Comprehensive Election Security Legislation Introduced by House Committee Chairs Elections
Comprehensive Election Security Legislation Introduced by House Committee Chairs
2019-05-10 20:38:05
by Dan McCue

Democrats on two House committees and a key House task force Friday introduced legislation they say will help protect next year's elections from malevolent attacks and foreign interference. The Bill, H.R. 2660, otherwise known as the Election Security Act, was... Read More

South Carolina Senate Passes Energy Freedom Act in Bipartisan Vote Energy
South Carolina Senate Passes Energy Freedom Act in Bipartisan Vote
2019-05-10 20:36:44
by Dan McCue

The South Carolina State Senate Thursday unanimously passed The Energy Freedom Act, a comprehensive solar bill that will lift the state's 2 percent cap on net metering, among other solar-related actions. The state House is expected to take up the... Read More

Trump Administration Plays Catch-Up in Arctic Geopolitics
Trump Administration Plays Catch-Up in Arctic
2019-05-10 20:32:18
by HJ Mai

The Arctic’s environment is undergoing a dramatic shift, with temperatures in the region heating up faster than anywhere else in the world. An area that has long been considered unforgiving to men and machinery could soon host the next global... Read More

US-China Trade Talks Break Up With No Deal In Sight In The News
US-China Trade Talks Break Up With No Deal In Sight
2019-05-10 20:28:57
by Dan McCue

High stakes trade talks between the United States and China ended Friday with no agreement in sight and mixed signals from the White House in regard to where things stand. In a pair of tweets sent shortly before the markets... Read More

Democrats Preparing to Take the Long, Slow Road to Confront Trump Political News
Democrats Preparing to Take the Long, Slow Road to Confront Trump

WASHINGTON — House Democratic leaders are settling in for what they say could be a long, hot summer of legal battles to obtain the full unredacted Mueller report and President Donald Trump’s tax returns. And they are hoping that a... Read More

New Democrats Endorse H.R. 5 Barring Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity Civil Rights
New Democrats Endorse H.R. 5 Barring Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity
2019-05-08 23:08:16
by Dan McCue

The New Democrat Coalition on Wednesday formally endorsed H.R. 5, also known as the Equality Act, which aims to amend the federal Civil Rights Act to bar discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The coalition, which... Read More

House Judiciary Panel Votes to Hold Barr In Contempt For Failing to Release Full Mueller Report Political News
House Judiciary Panel Votes to Hold Barr In Contempt For Failing to Release Full Mueller Report
2019-05-08 23:03:58
by Dan McCue

Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee voted to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt on Wednesday evening, capping a day of escalating tensions between the White House and Capitol Hill. The committee's 24-16 vote is technically a vote to... Read More

New York Senate OKs Giving US House Access to Trump's State Tax Returns Political News
New York Senate OKs Giving US House Access to Trump's State Tax Returns
2019-05-08 20:57:07
by Dan McCue

New York State's Democrat-controlled Senate Wednesday easily approved a bill that would allow three congressional committees to review President Donald Trump's state tax returns. The vote was 39-21. The bill, which now must be approved by New York's Democrat-controlled Assembly,... Read More

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