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Mike Johnson’s war on the vulnerable: proposed trillions in cuts to...

Stripping the safety net: how GOP House Speaker Mike Johnson's draconian proposals to cut Social Security and Medicare betray America's most vulnerable.

Former House Speaker Pleads Guilty to Concealing Blackmail Payments

Former House Speaker, Dennis Hastert plead guilty on Wednesday to concealing $1.7 million in blackmail payments. In exchange for his guilty plea, federal prosecutors agreed to drop the second count—making false statements to the FBI.

My Pick for the Next Speaker of the US House

While the Speaker of the House doesn't actually have to be a member of Congress, why don't we choose someone like a kindergarten teacher, a minimum-wage worker, or organic farmer to run the show? They might be exactly who is needed.

Is Benghazi the Real Motive Behind Jason Chaffetz’s Bid for House...

Is Chaffetz now running against McCarthy to avenge the infuriated Trey Gowdy? He has denied it emphatically, which is only another reason to think it may be true.

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How Summer Lee’s landslide victory defies billionaire influence in politics

In a resounding rejection of billionaire-funded opposition, U.S. Rep. Summer Lee secures a primary win, highlighting a growing resistance against corporate and dark money in American politics.

10 times as much of this toxic pesticide could end up on your tomatoes...

Did the chemical industry helped fashion EPA’s testing strategy?

Global military spending hits record $2.4 trillion amidst rising conflicts

As conflicts in Ukraine and Gaza intensify, world powers led by the US ramp up military expenditures, sparking debate over global security priorities and economic consequences.

Electric vehicles sales remain strong globally new report from IEA confirms

The IEA said that electric vehicle sales will reach 17 million in 2024, which is up from 14 million in 2023, according to its new Global EV Outlook 2024.

Climate change costs to hit $38 trillion annually by 2050

New study reveals stark economic disparities as global warming intensifies, disproportionately affecting the world's poorest nations.