Opponents decry Scott Pruitt’s plan to roll back groundwater protections at coal ash sites

Residents have not been clamoring for Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt to weaken the nation’s coal ash waste rules. No local communities have stood up and said they want less protection from coal ash. And yet Pruitt — at the behest of coal-fired…

Corker supports his potential Senate replacement—but he won’t campaign for her

Sen. Bob Corker (R.-TN), who will be retiring later this year, has long been one of the more outspoken critics of President Donald Trump. Now, he may be one of the most prominent voices not to publicly campaign for his own potential replacement, Rep. Marsha…

Two people who helped Scott Pruitt buy an Oklahoma City house now hold top jobs at the EPA

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt has been embroiled in scandal for weeks, ever since it was revealed that he got a sweetheart deal last year on a Capitol Hill condo linked to an energy lobbyist. But as new details revealed by the New…

A large number of Amazon workers rely on food stamps for assistance

Over the past year, U.S. cities and states have been tripping head-over-heels in an effort to be the host of the next Amazon headquarters. Last year, New Jersey approved an incentive package that would give Amazon tax breaks worth $7 billion if it moved to Newark….

Sean Hannity Unmasked As Sleazy Fraud & Hypocrite

Fox host Sean Hannity has been under fire for not disclosing his legal relationship with President Donald Trump’s associate Michael Cohen. Hannity also has a legal relationship with Trump-linked attorneys Jay Sekulow, Victoria Toensing, and Joseph diGenova. Hannity hosted them (and Cohen) a total of…

National Enquirer reportedly paid hush money to protect Trump while facing financial hardship

American Media Inc. (AMI), The National Enquirer’s parent company, has been suffering “ballooning debt, falling revenue and shrinking newsstand sales at its print magazines,” a Wall Street Journal report revealed on Thursday. However, that financial hardship didn’t affect its ability to pay alleged hush-money to individuals…

First-time judge appointed by Trump issues his very first opinion. It’s a doozy.

Judge James Ho has been a federal judge for only a few months. Until Wednesday, he had never handed down a judicial opinion in his life. But the Trump appointee’s very first opinion, a dissent calling for a sweeping assault on campaign contribution limits, is…

RELEASE: Tech Companies Supported by the Federal Government Should Share Profits With Workers, New CAP Proposal Says

Washington, D.C. — The federal government has been a major funder of research to advance innovation and technical understanding for approximately 80 years. The tech industry is heavily supported by Washington: In Fiscal Year 2016, total federal funding for research and development programs was $140.5 billion,…

What the return of Major League Baseball means to Puerto Rico

It’s been a hellish seven months for Puerto Rico. After Hurricane Maria ravaged the island last year, residents have endured months without basic services such as electricity and potable water. A woefully mismanaged recovery effort brought one outrage after another, and fostered the feeling that…

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