HE would never do that!

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Controversial pipeline forced to halt construction as Hurricane Florence barrels toward Virginia

With Hurricane Florence forecast to make landfall later this week, Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) halted construction on its 303-mile pipeline project on Tuesday and is taking measures to prevent extensive damage to its construction zone. Forecasters are expecting an unprecedented amount of rainfall from Florence…

How ‘Medicare for All’ became a rallying cry in California’s most conservative districts

ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — “We have to make America mentshlekhkeyt again,” Rabbi Arnold Rachlisl declared with a grin at Sabbath service at University Synagogue in Irvine, California. The rabbi was clearly proud of his joke. Mentshlekhkeyt means “humanity” or “human decency” in Yiddish, he explained…

The Texas GOP’s wild strategy of making Beto O’Rourke seem as cool and competent as possible

The first rule of campaigning, as they say, is to make your opponent seem as cool, relatable, exciting, and attractive as possible. At least, that’s the strategy the Texas GOP and their main man Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) seem to be trying in their quest to…

California law would make customers pay the cost for wildfires caused by utilities

California lawmakers passed a bill late Friday that will make it easier for electric companies to recover wildfire costs from their customers, even if a utility’s equipment is found to have caused the fire. The approved bill, S.B. 901, allows state utility regulators to decide whether…

Hawaii braces for its 2nd Category 5 hurricane in recorded history

Hawaii rarely sees hurricanes make landfall but that may be set to change later this week, as a Category 5 hurricane barrels towards the most far-flung U.S. state. Hurricane Lane was 480 miles southeast of Honolulu as of Wednesday morning, according to CNN, and is…

Amid sexual harassment allegations, Les Moonves stands to make nearly $200 million if he leaves CBS

CBS CEO Les Moonves stands to make nearly $200 million if he leaves the network amidst sexual harassment allegations, a CBS News review of Moonves’ contract revealed Tuesday. According to the CBS News report, Moonves signed a contract last May to remain in his role…