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Conflicts of interest taint Trump’s environmental picks

May 10, 2017 Environmental Defense Fund 0

By Keith Gaby, Senior Communications Director – Climate, Health, and Political Affairs Back when Donald Trump was a real estate developer whose projects involved thousands of construction workers, he repeatedly downplayed well-documented dangers of asbestos, writing in one of his books...


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Another industry-funded lobbyist tapped by Trump?

April 20, 2017 Environmental Defense Fund 0

For the top White House environmental position, Director of the Council on Environmental Quality, President Trump is considering Kathleen Hartnett White. She’s a registered lobbyist, and is currently with the Texas Public Policy Foundation, an advocacy group funded in large...


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Public health attacks you missed during Congressional recess

April 19, 2017 Environmental Defense Fund 0

If you want evidence that elections matter, check your kid’s drinking water for lead. And arsenic. And mercury in her body. Because a series of new actions by the Trump administration mean the progress we’ve made on those public health...


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Polls: Trump’s environmental agenda at odds with voters

April 19, 2017 Environmental Defense Fund 0

Most presidents enjoy honeymoon periods of favorable public opinion ratings well past their first 100 days in office, which makes the historically bad disapproval ratings for Trump’s handling of the environment all the more remarkable. A Quinnipiac University poll conducted...


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Extreme Vetting is a Waste of Time

February 25, 2017 Deb Fillman 0

Before you accept the premise that extreme vetting is a great idea, shouldn’t you at least consider that maybe, just maybe, the opposite is true? Do you know what “extreme vetting” is? I have a confession: until I sat down...


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Milo Yiannopoulos Will Not Speak at CPAC

February 20, 2017 Tom Dougherty 0

The Conservative Political Action Conference has “disinvited” Milo Yiannopoulos from the upcoming conservative confab, after a video surfaced where the Breitbart News editor and alt-right poster boy appeared to condone pedophilia. “Due to the revelation of an offensive video in...


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This Video Is Why The American People Don’t Trust The Elites

February 14, 2017 Kevin Boyd 0

You want to see why Donald Trump was elected president on a pledge to restrict immigration? Here’s a video of Bill Kristol essentially saying working class whites should be replaced by immigrants. https://www.youtube.com/embed/mWJSKhEwjy8 The American people don’t trust the “ruling...


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You Cannot Oppose Fascism By Being A Fascist

February 2, 2017 Kevin Boyd 1

Last night, there was rioting in Berkeley, California as Breitbart’s Milo Yiannopoulos was forced to cancel an event at UC Berkeley. The latest explosion of “Love Trumps Hate” left businesses destroyed and Trump supporters were beaten in the streets. Many...


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Stop Saying It’s Not a “Muslim Ban” When It Is

February 2, 2017 Deb Fillman 2

Telling yourself there’s a meaningful difference between a “Muslim Ban” and a ban on immigration and travel to seven Muslim countries doesn’t make it “true.” Oh sure, it’s technically accurate. If it were a ban on Muslims, all Muslim countries would...


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The First Poll Is Out On Trump’s Immigration Executive Order

January 31, 2017 Kevin Boyd 0

So far, the Trump administration appears to be winning the PR battle on his immigration executive order. Reuters/Ipsos has released the first poll on the order and here are the findings. 49% of Americans agree with the order, 41% disagree...


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