HUD is failing to manage experimental public housing program, government watchdog finds

Over the past 20 years, dozens of housing authorities across the country have been allowed to skirt federal regulations and were given extra discretion in how they spend millions in federal funds through an experimental low-income housing program.  Under the watchful eye of the Department…

Puerto Rico recovery efforts plagued by power company’s financial troubles

It’s been five months since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, and as of Monday, some 400,000 people on the island are still without power. The blackout is considered the longest in U.S. history. Now, recovery efforts are faced with a new hurdle as Puerto Rico’s…

New Jersey officials resist pipeline company’s eminent domain push

While the surge in oil and natural gas pipeline construction over the past decade has been met with increasing resistance from residents and environmentalists, several key state officials have been steadfast in their support for fossil fuel infrastructure. State regulators from Pennsylvania to Virginia in…

Court’s energy efficiency ruling a blow to Trump’s anti-climate agenda

It hasn’t been all smooth sailing for President Donald Trump as he seeks to gut environmental rules and standards. Federal courts have stood in his way at times over the past year, ruling in favor of environmental groups that are investing a significant amount of…

Don’t let Scott Pruitt’s first class travel distract you from an even bigger scandal

It has been a rough week for Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt. On Sunday, the Washington Post reported that Pruitt spent at least $90,000 on first class and business class plane tickets while traveling for official government work last June. On Tuesday, Pruitt…

Florida white supremacist group says Parkland shooting suspect is a member

A Florida white supremacist group says that Nikolas Cruz, who has been charged with murdering 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, was a member. The group, known as Republic of Florida, told the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), that Cruz “participated in one or more ROF…

Where Americans see a deadly tragedy, Trump sees an opportunity to score political points

Since Donald Trump took office in January of 2017, it has been a year of disasters. Three massive hurricanes ravaged the Gulf Coast and the Caribbean. Mass shootings at a concert in Las Vegas and a church in Texas were among the deadliest in modern…

In 3 days, 3 LGBTQ Olympians won 3 medals

The first weekend of the Winter Olympics has already been historic. Three out LGBTQ athletes have already won medals, including the first openly queer men to ever win Winter Olympic medals. On Saturday, Netherlands speed skater Ireen Wüst became the first out medal-winner at the Pyeongchang Games,…

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