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The Energy 202: Trump has backed away from regulating methane. Now industry says it will reduce emissions itself.

THE LIGHTBULB An oil well flares off excess methane in the desert east of Farmington, New Mexico. (Courtesy of Michael Eisenfeld) Amid an effort by the Trump administration to ease rules on the oil and gas sector, 26 companies said they will take voluntary steps to ratchet down emissions on a potent greenhouse gas the Obama...

Moore’s spokeswoman and CNN anchors get into heated exchanges

Roy Moore’s spokeswoman Janet Porter got into tense exchanges with CNN’s Anderson Cooper and Poppy Harlow. Source link

After cutting taxes, Trump looking to localities to raise revenue for infrastructure

Even as President Trump and Republicans in Congress seek to cut federal taxes, the White House has quietly come up with a very different plan for infrastructure: It wants to reward states and localities willing to raise taxes or other revenue to pay for new projects. The dynamic is key to the Trump administration’s latest thinking on an...

Colin Kaepernick and Donald Trump’s common ally: Muhammad Ali

Colin Kaepernick receives the Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award from Beyoncé at Barclays Center in New York on Dec. 5. (Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated) President Trump was a major supporter of the late boxer Muhummad Ali, who used his platform to draw attention to racial and religious discrimination. Trump credits Ali's fight against...

History lesson: Do big tax cuts pay for themselves?

(Associated Press) “It’s not just economic theory but economic history. … The bottom line is we will be able to fill any deficit hole with additional revenues. And we basically saw the same during the Reagan tax cut, frankly the Kennedy tax cut. You can even go back to the Coolidge tax cut. We will...

Cory Booker, Deval Patrick expected to campaign for Doug Jones in Alabama’s Senate race

Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) on Capitol Hill in 2016. (Alex Brandon/AP) Democratic Senate nominee Doug Jones and his allies are finalizing plans to bring in several high-profile current or former African American elected officials, including Sen. Cory Booker, to campaign for him this weekend in Alabama as he wages an aggressive final push...

Trump administration asks Supreme Court to overrule precedent helping unions

The U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington. (Carlos Barria/Reuters) The Trump administration on Wednesday asked the Supreme Court to overrule a 40-year-old precedent that allows compelling public employees to pay some fees to unions that represent them, an important tool for the U.S. labor movement. It was another dramatic reversal in a high-profile...

Republicans hammer Mueller, FBI as Russia investigation intensifies

Republican activists and lawmakers are engaged in a multi-front attack on special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s probe of possible connections between associates of President Trump and Russian agents, trying to stop or curtail the investigation as it moves further into Trump’s inner circle. For months, the president and his allies have been seizing on any whiff of...

Donald Trump Jr. grilled about Russian contacts by House intelligence committee

By Karoun Demirjian and Rosalind S. Helderman By Karoun Demirjian and Rosalind S. Helderman December 6 at 7:52 PM Donald Trump Jr. met behind closed doors for roughly seven hours Wednesday with the House Intelligence committee, fielding extensive questioning about contacts he had with Russians during the 2016 campaign. Committee members queried President...

Trump recognizes Jerusalem as capital of Israel in reversal of longtime U.S. policy

President Trump said Dec. 6 that the U.S. would recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move the U.S. Embassy there. Here are key moments from that speech. (The Washington Post) President Trump on Wednesday formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, defying warnings from other Middle East countries and some U.S. allies in a politically...
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The Daily 202: Hate crimes are a much bigger problem than even the new...

THE BIG IDEA: The FBI announced on Tuesday a disturbing 17 percent increase in reported hate crimes last year. Law enforcement agencies disclosed...