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Evan Halper
Trump Tax Returns

Trump’s Inaction On Climate Change Will Cost Taxpayers Bigly

The Trump administration’s reluctance to confront climate change threatens to create a massive burden on taxpayers, as a lack of planning by federal agencies leaves the government ill-equipped to deal with the fallout from rising temperatures, according to independent congressional investigators.

October 25, 2017
Zinke, Interior Department, Oil

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Calls His Staff Disloyal In Speech To Oil Industry

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke walked into a big gathering of the National Petroleum Council on Monday already facing at least two government probes for his management of the department’s workforce of 70,000 — but that didn’t stop him from bashing his employees.

September 27, 2017
Pastor Ralph Drollinger

Trump’s Cabinet Seeks Spiritual Guidance From Misogynist Minister

That teacher, Pastor Ralph Drollinger, is well known to some members in the California congressional delegation. He is the evangelical spiritual leader who once counseled a group of Sacramento lawmakers that female politicians with young children have no business serving in the Legislature. In fact, he called them sinners

August 4, 2017
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses an audience at The Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, June 15, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Aluka Berry

Georgia Voters In This Reliably Republican District May Be Preparing To ‘Stick It’ To Trump

After a scare for Republicans in Kansas last week, when a congressional race got uncomfortably close in a district Trump had dominated in the presidential election, the Georgia fight teeters on becoming a full-blown crisis for a party that should be relishing its recent success and consolidating power. A Democratic win here, unthinkable weeks ago, is now a very real possibility.

April 17, 2017
Veterans, Trump

Major Veterans Groups Are Rattled By Trump’s Plans

Donald Trump’s flair for connecting with veterans won him an overwhelming share of their votes, but the durability of the alliance is already being tested as Trump’s search for a Veterans Affairs secretary veers in a direction that has alarmed some of America’s most influential retired soldiers.

December 24, 2016
Al gore

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
Infrastructure, Solar Power, Energy, Oil, Coal, Mitch McConnnell, Koch brothers, politics, environment, Renewable Energy, Froma Harrop

Green-Energy Projects Can Expect Cold Shoulder During Trump Presidency

Donald Trump named a former Koch Industries lobbyist, Thomas Pyle, to the Energy Department to take charge of its transition. Pyle is president of the Institute for Energy Research, an obscure fringe group that coordinated a national assault on renewable power.

December 6, 2016
Michelle Obama speaks out against Trump's comments

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
U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks at Futuramic Tool & Engineering in Warren, Michigan August 11, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Keane

Clinton Accuses Trump Of White Nationalist Ties In Nevada Address

The alt-right has long cheered Trump, but his ties to the movement intensified with his latest campaign shake-up. Stephen K. Bannon, who led the right-wing website Breitbart News, is now running Trump’s campaign.

August 26, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton delivers remarks at a gathering of law enforcement leaders at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, U.S., August 18, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Hillary Clinton Is Exploring The Outer Limits Of Fundraising Like No Presidential Nominee Ever Has

Clinton isn’t tapping the brakes. She is instead on an extended tour through the nation’s elite enclaves — from Laguna Beach, Calif., to the Hamptons, Martha’s Vineyard to Magic Johnson’s house in Los Angeles — in an unrestrained fundraising blitz that makes even some supporters chafe.

August 25, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks at Futuramic Tool & Engineering in Warren, Michigan August 11, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Keane

Clinton Delivers Coherent Economic Speech

Clinton described Trump’s economic agenda as “just a more extreme version of the failed theory of trickle-down economics, with his own addition of outlandish Trumpian ideas that even Republicans reject.”

August 11, 2016

What Obama Says Scares Him About Trump

“I set aside the nuclear codes,” he said in an interview broadcast on NBC’s Today Show on Wednesday. “What I think is scary is a president who doesn’t know their stuff and doesn’t seem to have an interest in learning what they don’t know.”

July 27, 2016
California Governor Jerry Brown speaks to reporters while proposing his 2015-16 state budget in Sacramento, California, January 9, 2015. REUTERS/Max Whittaker

Why California’s Governor Just Endorsed Clinton

The endorsement was not easily won. Jerry Brown’s relationship with the Clintons has been strained since his bitter primary race against Bill Clinton in 1992, when Brown called Bill Clinton “the prince of sleaze.”

May 31, 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
Hillary clinton

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