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Did Al Gore Get Played By Donald Trump?

When Al Gore emerged from his surprise meeting at Trump Tower, he suggested that the president-elect maybe was keeping an open mind on climate change. Within 48 hours, Trump named Scott Pruitt, a prominent climate-change skeptic, to run the EPA. Did Al Gore get played?

December 9, 2016
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Michelle Obama Delivers Emotional Rebuke Of ‘Intolerable’ Trump

“This is not normal” said the First Lady in New Hampshire. “This is not politics as usual. This is disgraceful. This is intolerable.”

October 14, 2016

UN Human Rights Chief: Trump Would Be ‘Dangerous’ If Elected

“If Donald Trump is elected, on the basis of what he has said already and unless that changes, I think it’s without any doubt that he would be dangerous from an international point of view,” said Zeid Raad Hussein.

October 12, 2016
Democratic presidential candidate Clinton addresses supporters at the Electric Park

As Democratic Polls Tighten, Clinton Adopts A More Aggressive Approach

The firewall that Hillary Clinton spent months painstakingly constructing to ensure quick, early and decisive victory in the Democratic nominating contest isn’t holding, leaving the candidate once considered the prohibitive favorite scrambling to regain her momentum.

January 18, 2016

Once A Clinton Insider, Mega-Donor Now Cool To Hillary

As Hillary Clinton and her surrogates scour the country for mega-donors, the one left-leaning billionaire they are not approaching is the one who knows the first couple more intimately than any of the others.

January 13, 2016

What Did Billionaire Donor Get Out Of His Relationship With The Clintons? An Education, He Says

Befriending Bill and Hillary Clinton — and giving them access to his private 757 jet — gave Ron Burkle more insight into world affairs than any graduate program might have.

January 13, 2016

With Medical Marijuana Laws Murky, U.S. Prosecutors Pursue California Cases

When Congress in effect lifted the federal ban on medical marijuana just over a year ago, Californians drove the change.

January 4, 2016

Iowa Voters Have Given Up On Ethanol; Presidential Candidates Are Following Suit

The fortunes of the wonder fuel that promised to help clean the environment, secure America and save small family farms have steadily dwindled. Now fuel, corn-based ethanol, finds itself threatened with a defection that was once unthinkable: Iowa voters.

December 29, 2015

Nuclear Pitched As The New Green

The state that spawned a generation of activists committed to shutting down nuclear reactors and crippling the industry has lately become a hotbed of advocacy and financial support for fighting global warming with, of all things, nuclear power.

December 15, 2015

Analysis: Sanders Pledge Shows How Plans To Curtail Mass Incarceration Fall Short

“By the time I end my first term,” Sanders has said, “this country will not have more people in jail than any other country.” But nothing in his plan suggests that he grasps the immensity of the task.

December 1, 2015

Heated Exchanges Over Claim Of A Link Between Global Warming And Terrorism

As world leaders convene in Paris this week to confront the long-term threat of global warming, the fact that their talks are taking place in a city still recovering from a deadly terrorist attack has amped up a long-running debate about how much climate change contributes to extremist violence.

December 1, 2015
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Hillary Clinton’s Secret Weapon In Campaign Finance Reform: Shame

The Securities and Exchange Commission is under pressure to do exactly what she is demanding.

September 14, 2015
Hillary Clinton

Clinton Will Unveil Aggressive Economic Agenda That Targets Wall Street, High Earners

Hillary Clinton will announce Monday what aides call a far-reaching plan to restructure the economy to move more of the nation’s wealth to middle- and low-wage earners.

July 12, 2015
Macaroni and cheese is one popular food item that many schools no longer serve for lunch because it doesn't meet federal guidelines. Photo: The Marmot via Flickr

Fight Over Healthy School Meals Act Renewal Creates Unlikely Alliances

As Congress decides whether to renew the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, school lunch trays have become a partisan battle zone.

May 18, 2015
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Newly Published ‘Clinton Cash’ Casts Shadow Over Hillary’s Campaign

A new book looks to mire the Clinton Global Initiative’s fiscal dealings, arousing the curiosity of GOP lawmakers. Hillary’s campaign website posted a “Fact Checking” page in response.

May 5, 2015
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Clinton Calls For End To ‘Mass Incarceration’ As Riots Become Campaign Issue

“Clinton is joining a chorus of politicians demanding that police officers everywhere be equipped with body cameras.”

April 29, 2015

This Time, Hillary Clinton Plays Up Her Gender And Key Issues For Women

Clinton’s advisers once worried that playing up her sex would leave the impression among voters — particularly men — that Clinton was weak and inexperienced. Those worries no longer apply.

April 21, 2015
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Presidential Candidates-To-Be Make The Most Of Fundraising Rule-Bending

“So long as he doesn’t say the magic words “I’m running,” Bush contends that he can raise and spend unlimited sums through a so-called super PAC under his control.”

April 6, 2015

Obama Administration Plan Will Aim To Slash Methane Emissions

Learn more about the president’s latest climate initiative.

January 14, 2015

Spending Bill Surprise: Congress Ends Federal Government’s Ban On Medical Marijuana

A major shift in federal drug policy was buried in the 1,603-page spending bill.

December 18, 2014

Keystone XL Pipeline May No Longer Make Economic Sense, Experts Say

The hype surrounding the pipeline is slowly giving way to fiscal reality.

December 15, 2014

White House Threatens To Put Brakes On Alternative Fuels

Find out why some environmentalists are furious with the EPA.

November 24, 2014

Pot Legalization Spreads Through The West And Into D.C.

Even on a year where Democrats were “trounced at the polls”, reform of marijuana and criminal justice policies got support on the ballot in Oregon, Alaska, and Washington D.C.

November 5, 2014

Louisiana Senate: Landrieu, Cassidy Headed For A Runoff

Louisiana’s Senate race won’t be decided until December.

November 4, 2014