Thursday, October 28, 2021

Tag: Trump administration

Trump would cut TANF by $21 billion, impose harmful spending restrictions

This budget would halt states’ progress and encourage them to withdraw critical supports to families in poverty.

Could a California law help save America’s public lands throughout the...

The state used an innovative new law to fight back against the Trump administration’s expansion of oil and gas drilling—and that could provide a model for the rest of the country.

EPA enforcement in distress — and more trouble is brewing

The White House has now quietly and ominously asked polluters to help identify new opportunities for deregulation.

Trump’s new spy chief used to work for a foreign politician...

Richard Grenell did not disclose payments for advocacy work on behalf of a Moldovan politician whom the U.S. later accused of corruption. His own office’s policy says that could leave him vulnerable to blackmail.

The Trump administration is cutting back protection for migratory birds

Birds are a shared resource among nations. Where governments have acted, they have successfully protected migratory birds and the habitat they depend on.

Driving the Trump rampage: Making the unacceptable acceptable

In Trump's crooked model, only total power allows an autocrat to achieve the highest goal: make what was before unacceptable seem acceptable, staunch public resistance by damned.

Trump’s trophy hunting council disbanded after legal defeat

"The end of Trump's thrill-kill council is a huge victory for elephants, lions and other imperiled animals targeted by trophy hunters."

Republican party raking in millions from Trump-tied foreign agent and lobbyist...

Most of the lobbyists raising money for the RNC and joint fundraising committee are from Trump-connected lobbying firms that brought in record revenues in 2019.

Trump admin exploited wildfires to encourage logging

Instead of stopping the burning of fossil fuels, which is an obvious way to reduce emissions and lower the risk of wildfires, the Trump administration chose a more corrupt route.

The shame of child poverty in the age of Trump

Billionaires are soaring, while poor kids are losing more.

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Personal interview: Abby Martin what are the prospects for peace?

Abby Martin is an American journalist, TV presenter and activist who continues her work opposing imperialism and promoting peace, as an independent filmmaker and journalist.

Despite cutbacks, ExxonMobil continues to fund climate science denial

ExxonMobil has spent more than $39 million to manufacture doubt about climate science.

‘Bottom line,’ says Bernie Sanders, deal must include Medicare expansion, lower drug prices

"Congress must finally have the courage to stand up to the greed of Big Pharma."

‘All you have to do is follow the money’: Ilhan Omar rebukes corporate...

“It is corporate greed, and the lawmakers who serve them,” argues the Minnesota Democrat, “who are betraying the values of our party and the American people.”

The persecution of Steven Donziger

“Why am I the one being locked up? I helped hold [Chevron] accountable.”