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Two major cities are suing big fossil fuel companies over climate change

Two major cities are suing big fossil fuel companies over climate change

San Francisco and Oakland are the two latest cities looking to take major fossil fuel companies to court over their role in fueling climate change. City attorneys announced on Wednesday that they had filed lawsuits with state courts in San Francisco and Alameda counties alleging that a handful of fossil fuel producers not only contributed […]

A key Republican senator, who is likely to decide the fate of her party’s latest effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act and phase-out Medicaid, says she will rely on a Trump administration office with a history of producing cooked figures in order to determine whether to back the bill. Earlier this week, the Congressional […]

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Elon Musk was right: It’s ‘super obvious’ hydrogen is ‘an incredibly dumb’ car fuel

Back in 2015, Tesla CEO Elon Musk explained why hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) “are extremely silly” and why “hydrogen is an incredibly dumb” alternative fuel compared to electricity (see video below). But the entrepreneur also said, “there’s no need for us to have this debate. I’ve said my peace on this, it will be super obvious […]

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Republican Senator Chuck Grassley thinks that Republicans have a “responsibility” to repeal the affordable care act, even if it leaves the country worse off. Speaking with reporters in his home state of Iowa, Grassley argued that the GOP had campaigned on repealing Obamacare so much that they were left with no choice but to carry […]

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A 41-year-old female detained at the southern U.S. border was told by a border agent that she didn’t have the right to speak with the Mexican consulate before she was deported. “Where does it say you have a right? I don’t see anything.’ He then placed me in detention and shut the door,” the woman […]

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Republican lawmaker loses real estate job for posting meme encouraging running over protesters

The House Majority Whip in the South Dakota legislature has offered a measured apology for posting a meme on Facebook suggesting she supports running over protesters who block roads. Earlier this month, over an illustration that showed a truck driving into protesters, South Dakota Rep. Lynne DiSanto (R) posted, “I think this is a movement […]

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On Tuesday, Bill O’Reilly was interviewed by Today‘s Matt Lauer about reports that he sexually harassed several women he worked with at Fox News. O’Reilly said the allegations were a “hit job” and did not admit to sexual harassment, even when Lauer asked him if he regretted anything about the way he has treated women. […]

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Trump’s border wall faces its biggest legal challenge yet

On Wednesday, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced that the state had filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration over its plans to construct a border wall in San Diego and Imperial County. Citing the administration’s decision to expedite waiving more than three dozen environmental laws to construct the wall, Becerra said that the lawsuit […]

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Here’s how the GOP health care bill is already sabotaging Obamacare

As Republicans try to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), it’s important to remember that policy decisions about the marketplace are being made simultaneously, which will impact nearly 22 million people. Credit: ThinkProgress/Diana Ofosu The ACA is still the current health law of the land. Because of this, state lawmakers and insurance companies need to […]

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During an extensive undercover investigation of the far right by openly gay Swedish antifascist activist, white nationalists bragged about their connections with the White House and said their movement would end with “concentration camps and expulsion and war.” Patrik Hermansson, 25, spent a year pretending he was writing a masters thesis about the suppression of […]

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