The fossil fuel industry is heavily funding Florida Governor Rick Scott’s senate campaign

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has received nearly $1 million in campaign donations from donors tied to the fossil fuel industry, reinforcing the Republican senate candidate’s ties to energy executives and employees. The Tampa Bay Times reported on Friday that Scott has received at least $880,000…

House Republican resorts to defending Trump with brazen lie about Hillary’s emails

On Saturday, Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-TN) parroted one of President Trump’s talking points, and attempted to shift blame for Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election to former President Obama. “Add hacking to long list of Obama Admin failures to counter Russia in Ukraine, Crimea,…

Fired Scott Pruitt: God Chose Donald Trump To Be President

Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt is resigning because the public is being mean to him. That’s the message of his official resignation letter, accepted by President Donald Trump on Thursday and obtained by Fox News reporter John Roberts shortly after the resignation was announced….

Scott Pruitt’s successor may be more dangerous, critics say

With scandal-plagued former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief Scott Pruitt finally out, Trump supporters and industry officials are eager to portray his replacement as a vast improvement — despite the fact that he is expected to pick up right where Pruitt left off on key…

Scott Pruitt hands a loophole to ‘super polluting’ trucks on his way out the door

In one of his final acts at the Environmental Protection Agency, outgoing EPA administrator Scott Pruitt quietly gifted a pollution loophole to diesel freight truck manufacturers who had lobbied the administration to allow them to continue making trucks relying on old engines with fewer environmental safeguards. Pruitt…

Congressional Democrats and Republicans join hands to celebrate Scott Pruitt resignation

Democrats and Republicans in Congress joined virtual hands Thursday to celebrate the resignation of Scott Pruitt, the embattled administrator of President Donald Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency. A flood of scandals threatened to engulf Pruitt long before his resignation Thursday afternoon. As the news broke late…

BREAKING: EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt resigns

Scott Pruitt resigned Thursday afternoon as head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) after months of mounting controversies. President Trump tweeted that he had accepted Pruitt’s resignation but added that “within the Agency Scott has done an outstanding job, and I will always be thankful…

Amid mounting scandals, a close Pruitt ally controls EPA chief’s public records

Scott Pruitt, the embattled administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), hired the former treasurer of his political action committee to oversee an office that decides which of his records to release to the public. Pruitt hired Elizabeth Beacham White in September to head the…

EPA responds to court order for Pruitt emails by sending one single email from 10-month period

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt’s emails are back in the spotlight after the agency responded to a request for the documents with what watchdogs say is a red flag. Asked for documents over the course of a 10-month period, the EPA sent only one…

Congressman didn’t pay taxes because he ‘got busy’

Rep. Scott Taylor (R-VA) neglected to pay $11,842 in property taxes, interests and penalty charges on rental properties he owned, according to public records discovered by the Virginian-Pilot. His reason: he was busy and forgot. Asked why the federal lawmaker “apparently ignored accumulating tax bills…