Politics

Huffpo Laments That One Year in, ‘Trump Is Winning’

In the midst of much hand-wringing and anguished sighs, the Huffington Post has announced to its readers that after his first year in office “Trump Is Winning.” “This is one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to write and admit,” begins Earl Ofari Hutchinson in his essay, “Trump is winning.” Hutchinson, an author and co-host of the Al Sharpton Show, observes …

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Member projects top $1 billion

House members are proposing to spend $1.12 billion through hundreds of projects they hope to take back home from the Legislative Session that starts Jan. 9. Riding high atop the wish list is Rep. Bobby Payne, a Palatka Republican who offered 17 proposals on Tuesday totaling more than $105 million. Last week, House members proposed 310 separate projects, worth more than …

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House Democrats Introduce Articles of Impeachment Against Trump

A half-dozen Democrats on Wednesday introduced articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, accusing him of obstruction of justice and other offenses, in a long-shot effort that stands little chance in the Republican-led House. Indeed, the large majority of Democrats seem intent on having nothing to do with the effort either as lawmakers await the results of special counsel Robert …

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The U.S. Is Tackling Global Warming, Even if Trump Isn’t

World leaders have been meeting in Bonn, Germany, since last week to discuss carrying out the 2015 Paris climate agreement. Sadly, though not unexpectedly, the White House and federal agencies have largely been absent from the negotiating table. But American leaders from state capitols, city halls and businesses across the country have shown up in force, and we have delivered …

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Michael Bloomberg’s ‘war on coal’ goes global with $50m fund

The battle to end coal-burning, backed by billionaire Michael Bloomberg, is expanding out of the US and around the world in its bid to reduce the global warming threat posed by the most polluting fossil fuel. Bloomberg, a UN special envoy on climate change and former mayor of New York city, has funded a $164m campaign in the US since 2010, …

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Trump Team Plans $250 Billion in Deals From China Visit

The White House expects to announce upwards of $250 billion in business deals in China this week, an administration official said — exactly the sort of U.S. jobs-based diplomacy that President Donald Trump likes to deliver when traveling abroad. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross boasted of that number in a meeting with chief executives in China on Wednesday, but offered few details, according to two …

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The US is now the only country in the world to reject the Paris climate deal

Today, Syria announced that it would sign the Paris climate agreement — a landmark deal that commits almost 200 countries to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to fight global warming.  With Nicaragua also joining the deal last month, the United States is now the only country in the world that opposes it. In June, President Donald Trump announced that the US will withdraw from the Paris climate …

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Exxon Mobil Corp Is Set to Settle Pollution Violations with U.S.

The U.S. government is close to resolving air pollution allegations against Exxon Mobil Corp. and may announce an agreement in coming days, according to people familiar with the situation. Officials are also poised to settle a second case involving air pollution violations with Colorado-based PDC Energy Inc., after its storage tanks were found to be leaking smog-forming compounds. The pending agreements …

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Disaster program to open Saturday for Orange, Seminole

Food for Florida, the state’s disaster program following Hurricane Irma, opens Saturday in Orange and Seminole counties. But if crowds are anything like those in other counties, expect long lines. By the end of last week, more than 300,000 Florida families had already received disaster food benefits, state officials said, although applications in only half of the eligible counties had …

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