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Former President Trump ordered the Pentagon to release all of its information on “unidentified aerial phenomena” (UAP) within 18 days in his last coronavirus relief bill in December 2020. More inexplicable sightings of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) will be released for public scrutiny in June — including a UFO that broke...

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  • May 29, 2021

Short-term price gouging and shortages prompt panic gas buying and hoarding as a result of the Russian gang ransomware attack on one pipeline. Gas stations in several states are out of fuel and AAA reports the nationwide average price breached $3-per-gallon for the first time in six years as the...

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  • May 12, 2021

The Florida Piney Point phosphate plant in Manatee county has been releasing 202 million gallons of wastewater into Tampa Bay since the risk of collapse of the holding reservoir became international news due to a risk of major collapse with flood walls of over twenty feet predicted to inundate local communities and...

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  • April 9, 2021

Wait, I’m confused. I thought we lived in a free-market democracy in which corporations are “people” with sacrosanct “opinions” (which, for some reason, usually come in the form of gobs and gobs of campaign cash). So when corporations literally write their own legislation, it’s A-okay. That’s just what the Founding Fathers...

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  • April 8, 2021

I happen to believe that if you send money to Donald Trump you pretty much get what you deserve. If people still haven’t learned from Trump University, Trump Steaks, Trump Vodka, Trump Hotels and Casino Resorts, Trump Magazine, Trump Airlines, Trump: The Game, and Trump: The Shitty Presidency, then they’ll never...

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  • April 3, 2021

A senior Biden climate team transition official alerted E&E News that the damage Trump and his fossil fuel grifters (that have held power over the agencies tasked with protecting the climate system) have been successful in hollowing out the EPA of staff and resources at a time when the “ability to...

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  • January 15, 2021

Donald Trump has frequently referred to COVID-19 as an “invisible enemy” — which may be why he’s pretending he doesn’t see it. The coronavirus outbreak is worse than it’s ever been in this country, but as the lame duck à l'orange flops about for the next two months like an...

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  • November 25, 2020

“Most importantly, Enbridge has imposed on the people of Michigan an unacceptable risk of a catastrophic oil spill in the Great Lakes that could devastate our economy and way of life. That’s why we’re taking action now, and why I will continue to hold accountable anyone who threatens our Great...

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  • November 14, 2020

The crises facing the country are severe — from a pandemic to an economic recession, climate change to racial injustice — and the transition team will continue preparing at full speed so that the Biden-Harris Administration can hit the ground running on Day One. Biden Transition Team As I write...

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  • November 8, 2020
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Larry Kudlow continues the underlying theme of Trumpian nihilism and its trickle-down contagion of pixie dust and pseudoscience. Trump continues to see his numbers decline as his campaign put him on a superspreader rally schedule, attempting to repeat his 2016 victory of 155,000 votes in swing states while trailing 3 million...

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  • October 25, 2020

If you give a climate arsonist four more years in the White House, why would anyone be surprised if we have more of America ablaze — Joe Biden Vice President Joe Biden’s climate plan has received rave reviews across the planet. Many have hope that the United States carrot and...

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  • October 9, 2020

Inside Climate News has been doing profiles on the major races this year and how climate change has been an issue in these races. One of the big races they’ve been following is the Iowa U.S. Senate race between U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R. IA) and businesswoman Theresa Greenfield (D....

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  • September 10, 2020

From Vox: Sen. Joni Ernst had to walk a fine line with her Republican National Convention speech on Wednesday. While she’s likely relying on President Donald Trump’s support to turn out the Republican base in her bid for reelection in November, she also runs the risk of appearing too close to him...

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  • August 28, 2020

So this is happening tonight: Speakers for the Republican National Convention have been announced, and two Iowans are on the schedule. Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds will speak on Tuesday, according to an announcement from the Donald J. Trump campaign. Joni Ernst, the junior senator from Iowa, will speak on Wednesday....

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  • August 26, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Dr. Al Gross’ (I. AK) U.S. Senate campaign: If you've ever eaten sockeye salmon, there's a good chance it came from Bristol Bay, Alaska. It's the largest and most pristine sockeye salmon fishery in the world. Each year, Bristol Bay generates thousands of jobs and...

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  • July 24, 2020

From Chris Cillizza at CNN: North Carolina Republican Sen. Thom Tillis has a theory about the 2020 election that you need to hear. “The stakes are very high this election, but you know why I know we're going to win?” Tillis said in a speech at the North Carolina Republican virtual convention...

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  • July 13, 2020

When you bear hug Trump, this is what you get: ‘Iowa senator Joni Ernst signed on to a letter begging EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler – whom she voted to put into office – to reject retroactive biofuel blending waivers harmful to many Iowa farmers. Ernst and other Senators urged the...

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  • July 2, 2020

A career employee at the Department of Justice was subpoenaed to testify by the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary chaired by Chairman Nadler of NY today June 24, 2020. John Elias, a career prosecutor, will testify that Attorney General William Barr ordered 10 ‘politically motivated’ investigations of ten Cannabis industry...

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  • June 24, 2020

Received this e-mail from the League of Conservation Voters: At this moment, it is imperative that we elect candidates up and down the ballot who will act on climate change and work to dismantle racism. Today, we're reaching out to you with a special invitation to see firsthand how to...

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  • June 14, 2020

Oh really? When asked how President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic might impact her reelection race, Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst was confident his response to the public health crisis will help her secure a second term. “I think the president has actually handled it quite well, so I...

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  • May 23, 2020

Republicans were not always Neanderthals when it came to science and climate. In 1901, the Theodore Roosevelt administration established the USFS, the United States Forestry Service. Along with that came the establishment of 150 national forests, 51 federal bird reserves, 4 national game preserves, 5 national parks, and 18 national...

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  • May 22, 2020

Huffington Post has an article out about the list of 48 lawmakers, activists, union leaders and academics Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders have agreed upon to help craft the Democratic policy platform and shape the direction of Biden’s Administration. Give the piece a read but here’s the full list: Climate...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • May 13, 2020

Unless Ivanka or the inventor of the Egg McMuffin happens to be reading this, it’s a good bet Donald Trump doesn’t give a shit about you. If Trump could kill off half the country and still get reelected, there’s a good chance it’s all but certain he’d do that. So we’re...

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  • May 9, 2020

Live Blog below 5:00* PM EDT (*rarely starts on time) Members of the Coronavirus Task Force Hold a Press Briefing The White House Fauci says U.S. will have coronavirus in the fall after Trump says it might not come back x We are shockingly far from having anything close to...

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  • April 22, 2020

Live Blog below 5:00 PM EDT Members of the Coronavirus Task Force Hold a Press Briefing x READ: White House trade adviser Peter Navarro's memos to President Trump on the coronavirus threat https://t.co/YklwPl7YhS pic.twitter.com/CS7ls2wPGN— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) April 7, 2020 Today should be a doozy, Navy secretary resigns, Navarro memo, Pentagon...

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  • April 7, 2020

Now that it is almost a certainty that Senator Bernie Sanders will never become the President of the United States—although my timing is off; is it time to take a sober look at where he wanted to take the country?  The rank and file Republicans get hung up on labels...

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  • March 18, 2020

The massive Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 was an environmental calamity of epic proportions. Two hundred and five million gallons of crude oil and two hundred and twenty-five tons of methane spilled into the waters of the Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana coast. Now a new study by...

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  • February 15, 2020

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. Substantially increased DACA renewal fees 1732. Shutdown a Federal database...

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  • January 3, 2020

Mandy Gunasekara served in the EPA as Trump’s Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation from March 2017 to Feb. 2019. Before that, she was counsel to Sen. Inhofe, the most insistent of all climate deniers. Now she’s a climate denier for Fox News and also...

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  • December 25, 2019

This is part three of our three-part series comparing all major electric vehicles that will be on sale in the US in 2020.  For “Part 1: Offerings, Basic Stats, Safety, and Manufacturers”, click here.  For “Part 2: Price, Performance, Efficiency, Range and Charging”, click here. Electric 2020 Every Electric Car...

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  • December 19, 2019

This is part two of our three-part series comparing all major electric vehicles that will be on sale in the US in 2020.  For “Part 1: Offerings, Basic Stats, Safety, and Manufacturers”, click here.  “Part 3: Cargo, Internal and External Dimensions, Purchasing” will be posted tomorrow! Electric 2020 Every Electric...

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  • December 18, 2019

Republicans don’t do pop culture very well. Remember Mike “My Reproductive Organs Should be Declared an EPA Superfund Site” Huckabee doing a parody of Adele’s “Hello” during his 2016 presidential run/cringeworthy performance art piece? It, uh, wasn’t good. And now, courtesy of Donald Trump’s reelection campaign: x So you're arguing that Trump...

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  • December 11, 2019

So many underlings doing their jobs, so much disloyalty. Mr. Trump first expressed his dismay about Michael Atkinson around the time the whistle-blower’s complaint became public in September. In recent weeks, he has continued to raise with aides the possibility of firing him, one of the people said. The president has...

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  • November 12, 2019

Trump had a Cabinet meeting today and said more nonsense, repeating his campaign rally talking points, as well as using the Cabinet meeting to make other announcements. This is the Pool report (#4-10). “You people with this phony Emoluments Clause,” Date: October 21, 2019 at 11:52:51 AM EDT Subject: Pool Report #4...

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  • October 21, 2019

We’ve all seen this annoying line of argument from people opposed to us cleaning up our act with respect to the environment: Oh, you FLEW over here, now didn’t you? You’re such a hypocrite – that airplane emits tons of CO2. But you did it because there’s NO OTHER REASONABLE OPTION,...

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  • October 20, 2019

Trump will make the nation go blue, if only because of his shtick, doing his insult-comic bit at the campaign rallies. The problem is that he truly believes that these rallies constitute his presidency, entertaining a cult following. Because he’s a star, the WH gig is a cover of some Sasha...

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  • October 12, 2019

In the olden days, we often heard a refrain along the lines of: “Man, look at the MPGs on these cars in Europe! It’s ridiculous that we can’t get them over here.” Nowadays, it’s often of the form: “Man, look at the range of this upcoming European EV! I totally want...

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  • September 10, 2019

That's one way to try halt public debate in this country: by threatening mass violence and a bloody people's revolt in the streets. That's what conservative media voices, including those on Fox News, have done in recent days. Specifically, the reckless rhetoric has revolved around proposed new gun laws in the...

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  • September 8, 2019

That's one way to try halt public debate in this country: by threatening mass violence and a bloody people's revolt in the streets. That's what conservative media voices, including those on Fox News, have done in recent days. Specifically, the reckless rhetoric has revolved around proposed new gun laws in the...

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  • September 8, 2019

Hey, don’t worry about anything — particularly not the environment. Donald Trump is on it.  Trump is an environmentalist — an environmentalist, I tells ya: From his logorrheic assault on logic and consensus reality at the G7: “I think I know more about the environment than most people. I want clean...

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  • August 26, 2019

OK..Just forget the danger we are in with this climate change. I sit here with the news telling me it is 85 degrees at 12 midnight and 94 today when every mercury reading thermostat told me different today in the shade and in the sun and registered  100 in the car ...

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  • July 2, 2019

So earlier in the day I read this Vice article that seemed pretty doom-and-gloom. It’s about an analysis from the Breakthrough National Centre for Climate Restoration, an Australian think tank. The gist? The paper argues that the potentially “extremely serious outcomes” of climate-related security threats are often far more probable than...

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  • June 4, 2019

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. ____________________________________________________________________________ 1370. Moved to dramatically expand the category of people...

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  • May 10, 2019

1) Cobalt In High-Nickel Batteries: Does It Do Anything Useful At All? Of all of the components of a lithium-ion battery, cobalt has historically been one of the more expensive and controversial. The three most costly raw materials, generally, are battery-grade cobalt oxide (~$80/kg as of November, likely less now),...

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  • March 7, 2019

No wonder Trump acted like a trapped raccoon when he heard the feds had raided Michael Cohen’s office. According to a recent New York Times report, Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s former fixer, met with federal prosecutors last month to discuss “irregularities” within the Trump family business. He also discussed a donor...

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  • February 22, 2019

Put away your sunscreen, I ain’t gonna be blowing any sunshine up your ass today. Right now everybody is all up in arms over His Lowness’ bogus national emergency declaration, and with good reason, although the court resolution will likely stretch beyond the end of his first (and hopefully only)...

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  • February 16, 2019

This is too delicious. I’ll begin by stressing how much of a disaster the Trump shutdown has been for the GOP. Donald Trump has achieved a record low approval rating, and has managed to drag the entire party down a whopping eight percentage points. Every Democrat running for president has a lead over Trump—in the Midwestern states....

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  • February 2, 2019

The ”Frog Court” originated as result of a sealed court settlement over an unfortunate incident regarding Nixon EPA Administrator Anne Gorsche, prescription drugs, a government limo, and a lost weekend in the early 1970s. The quiet settlement established the Frog Environmental Regulatory Commission, or FERC.  FERC’s mandate is the protection...

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  • February 2, 2019

Received this e-mail today from CREDO Action: Senate Republicans could force an end to the shutdown right now. Can you help pressure them to do it? Two weeks ago, Democrats in the House of Representatives passed bills to reopen the government that the Senate unanimously approved in December, but Senate Majority...

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  • January 17, 2019

OK, look, I know that I’m not the sharpest scalpel on the surgical tray, but even I can see a pattern emerging when it’s a 20’x20’ checkerboard. In several recent articles, I have talked about the changeover in the House control putting upward pressure on McConnell, as well as Trump....

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  • January 3, 2019