President Trump is targeting millions of people for possible deportation, but Americans are warm to the notion that immigrants should be welcome. In fact, a new McClatchy-Marist poll finds that even 72 percent of Trump’s own supporters want a path to citizenship for immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally.
An upcoming rule to protect the environment and communities near mountaintop-removal mining operations is contested by Big Coal.
Rand Paul’s vow to fight the Patriot Act sets up a showdown with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and it’s an important moment for his campaign.
The Fish and Wildlife Service said Monday that the Big Sandy crayfish, which lives in streams in Kentucky, West Virginia, and Virginia, is in danger of extinction.
By Sean Cockerham, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Sarah Palin has lost the magic. The defeat of her choice Tuesday in a Republican Senate primary in her home state of Alaska capped a primary season in which her favored candidates across the nation have stumbled. A referendum to restore Palin’s signature achievement from her time […]
By Sean Cockerham, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), is just back from barnstorming Iowa, home of the earliest presidential caucus, and he’s heading next to eat barbecue in South Carolina, the first voting state in Dixie and a critical stop for Republicans who aspire to the White House. In between, though, […]
By Sean Cockerham, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday announced severe restrictions on the proposed Pebble Mine in Alaska, a move that is likely to block a project the EPA said could devastate the best run of wild salmon left on the planet. “The science is clear that mining the […]
By Sean Cockerham, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Supporters of the embattled Pebble Mine project in Alaska are making a desperate effort in Congress and the courts to keep it alive in the face of warnings from the Environmental Protection Agency that it could devastate the finest run of wild salmon left on the globe. […]
By Sean Cockerham, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Months after the prairie began to shake, scientists still struggle to explain a surge in Kansas earthquakes that appears connected to increased fracking. The Kansas quakes are part of a major escalation in earthquakes that have struck the nation’s heartland in the wake of the oil and […]
By Sean Cockerham, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is about to unveil the centerpiece of his agenda to fight climate change, a much anticipated rule to slash the emissions of planet-warming gases from power plants. The president will call for major reductions, according to sources familiar with the planning, with each state given […]
By Sean Cockerham, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The fracking revolution is not being kind to Kentucky’s role as an American energy leader, helping to decimate coal while struggling to deliver a natural gas boom for the state on par with nearby peers. Kentucky’s natural gas production more than doubled from 2008 to 2009. But […]
By Sean Cockerham, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The chances for a Senate vote to approve the Keystone pipeline died on Monday along with an energy efficiency bill, victims of Congress’ inability to do anything regarding energy policy. The Senate, paralyzed by partisan bickering, has not been able to pass a major energy bill since 2007, […]
By Sean Cockerham, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Monday approved a terminal on the Oregon coast to export U.S. natural gas abroad, as pressure mounts on the president to use the nation’s energy bounty as a foreign policy weapon. Some members of Congress claim natural gas exports would weaken Russia. The […]
By Sean Cockerham, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — A dozen members of the Alaska National Guard face charges of sexual misconduct in what members of the guard call a severe problem in the ranks. Five were members of the guard’s recruiting unit and are alleged to have committed the offenses against potential recruits, new recruits, […]