Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Tag: government shutdown

Native American communities bear brunt of shutdown with medicine shortages &...

Democratic members of Congress held a hearing Tuesday on the effects of the shutdown on health, education and employment in Native communities.

Top oil lobbyist wants government open to keep rolling back environmental...

There are signs the Trump administration is still at work on that fossil fuel-friendly agenda in some places, such as the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), despite the longest government shutdown in U.S. history.

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I’m sure Trump is fantasizing that if he shuts it all down, the judicial system will not be able to continue to investigate the mounting evidence that his campaign conspired with Putin’s Russian operatives to steal the 2016 election.

Bernie Sanders: As world faces climate crisis, 95% of EPA workers...

"So here you have a major crisis for the United States and for the world, and at the same time you have nobody, or almost nobody, working here at the EPA."

Volunteers protect our national parks during shutdown

Many national parks are open but since staff are furloughed amid the longest shutdown in U.S. history, services such as maintenance, visitor services, and law enforcement are not being performed, or are severely limited.

As gov’t shutdown drags on, IRS continues to aid the rich...

As 800,000 federal workers remain furloughed or working without pay in the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, we look at how the Trump administration has restarted a division of the Internal Revenue Service to help corporate lenders.

The shutdown causes some parents to pay twice for child care

Federal employees have child care fees to add to long lists of expenses for households that live paycheck to paycheck.

National parks overflow with trash, human waste as gov’t shutdown approaches...

Park experts are now warning that the damage may take years to undo.

Trump’s delusion about the wall that never was

Let’s be clear on one thing: There is no Wall. There never has been a serious plan to build a Wall. And there never will be a Wall.

Five things the shutdown shows us about 2019

This Trump-created crisis and the standoff that ensued give us an early indication of how little the Democratic Party as a whole has changed.

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Peruvian innovators launch banana leaf biodegradable dishes to combat plastic consumption

Chewa Plant aims to manufacture and commercialize the disposable dishes to help reduce plastic consumption and the pollution it causes.

In a step towards justice, US Senate passes bill with funds for missing and...

Lack of sufficient data and jurisdictional issues has been a huge obstacle for finding justice for Indigenous women that are victims of violence.

Veteran journalist Bill Moyers says he fears for the nation’s survival

“All th’s needed for evil to triumph is that good men do nothing.”

Demanding Kavanaugh impeachment, law students launch nationwide strike against illegitimate justice

"We cannot accept a system that empowers a man who repeatedly lied under oath and a judiciary review process that only performs a sham of an investigation into his misconduct."

The greatest scam in history: How the energy companies took us all

Think of it as the climate-change scam that beat science, big time.