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Schumer Calls Trump’s Methane Rule Roll-back ‘Dagger in the Heart of Efforts to Preserve the Planet’

Schumer Calls Trump’s Methane Rule Roll-back ‘Dagger in the Heart of Efforts to Preserve the Planet’

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) slammed the Trump administration's intention, announced Thursday, to weaken Obama-era rules governing the emission of climate-changing methane into the atmosphere.
Lineup for September Democratic Presidential Debate Set

Lineup for September Democratic Presidential Debate Set

Democratic National Committee officials have set the lineup for the next Democratic presidential debate. Unlike the first two such debates, the September event will be held to just 10 of the candidates jousting on stage during a single evening.
Gillibrand Drops Out of 2020 Race

Gillibrand Drops Out of 2020 Race

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, the senator from New York who struggled to get much traction in polling, dropped her bid for the Democratic presidential nomination Wednesday.
Appeals Court Upholds Block on Abortion Restriction

Appeals Court Upholds Block on Abortion Restriction

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Wednesday upheld a preliminary injunction against a restrictive Indiana state abortion law that would have imposed undue burdens on young women’s personal medical decisions.
Georgia GOP Now Must Defend Two Senate Seats in 2020

Georgia GOP Now Must Defend Two Senate Seats in 2020

In a potential boost to Democratic hopes to retake the Senate majority in next year's elections, Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) announced Wednesday that he would resign his seat at year's end, leaving the Georgia GOP defending two seats in 2020.
If Carbon Offsets Require Forests to Stay Standing, What Happens When the Amazon Is on Fire?

If Carbon Offsets Require Forests to Stay Standing, What Happens When the Amazon Is on Fire?

The emergency threatening part of the world’s largest rainforest is proof that offsets are too risky to count on to cancel out corporate pollution, and that the Amazon needs help without strings attached.
‘This Felt Much More Like a G6 Than a G7’

‘This Felt Much More Like a G6 Than a G7’

Donald Trump spent a weekend meeting with world leaders largely trying to sell them on gathering next year at one of his luxury properties--but otherwise largely ineffective, according to a variety of political observers.
Progressive Group Gears Up To Kill Senate Filibuster

Progressive Group Gears Up To Kill Senate Filibuster

A national network of progressive activists is looking to take an active role in a Democratic effort to eliminate the filibuster in the Senate.
The Administration Rushed on a Sweeping Immigration Policy. We Found Substantive, Sloppy Mistakes.

The Administration Rushed on a Sweeping Immigration Policy. We Found Substantive, Sloppy Mistakes.

rump’s new immigration policy applies more harshly to families of U.S. citizens in the military than to families of noncitizens in the military. Experts think it’s an error that suggests officials are pushing policies even they don’t fully understand.
How Amazon and Silicon Valley Seduced the Pentagon

How Amazon and Silicon Valley Seduced the Pentagon

Tech moguls like Jeff Bezos and Eric Schmidt have gotten unprecedented access to the Pentagon. And one whistleblower who raised flags has paid the price.