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Iran Will Change When the US Changes 17.8.2017 Truthout - All Articles
National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster listens during a daily briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House July 31, 2017, in Washington, DC. (Photo: Alex Wong / Getty Images) If Trump wants a change in Iran's regional policies, he must be open to changing Washington's policies too, because in US-Iran relations, hostility begets hostility. While Trump accuses Iran of violating the spirit of the nuclear deal, the US is actually violating the letter of that deal by undermining legal trade with Iran. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster listens during a daily briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House July 31, 2017, in Washington, DC. (Photo: Alex Wong / Getty Images) This story was made possible by support from readers like you. Help Truthout report on the urgent issues of health care, climate change, US foreign policy and more: Make a tax-deductible donation today. Donald Trump wants to kill the Iran nuclear deal. Exactly why he aims to destroy a perfectly ...
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Trump Has Broad Power to Block Climate Change Report 17.8.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Earlier this month, someone involved in the government's latest report on climate change provided The New York Times with a copy of the version submitted to the Trump administration for final approval. The main intent of the leak, according to several people tracking the report, was to complicate any attempt to suppress the study or water down its findings. Publication of the document inflamed an already-fraught debate about climate change. Administration officials and Republican lawmakers accused the leaker and journalists of manufacturing a dispute. They said the report, which was required by law, was moving through a normal process of White House review. The report was submitted in late June and the Trump administration has broad authority to review its findings. Any one of a number of government agencies can block its release, which is ultimately subject to presidential review. Some of the scientists involved in preparing the document expressed concern that it might never see the light of day. ...
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Obama's response to Charlottesville violence is one of the most popular in Twitter's history 16.8.2017 Washington Post: Politics
"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion,” Obama said, quoting Nelson Mandela.
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Trump to reverse Obama-era order aimed at planning for climate change 16.8.2017 Washington Post
The revocation is part of an executive order to streamline the approval process for building infrastructure such as roads, bridges and offices. Environmentalists say it leaves the U.S. more vulnerable to damage from rising seas and oceans.
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Here are the companies whose CEOs are still kissing up to Trump 16.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

On Monday morning, Merck & Co. Chief Executive Ken Frazier resigned from President Trump’s manufacturing jobs council to protest Trump’s deficient condemnation of the racist violence in Charlottesville, Va. Since then, membership on Trump’s Potemkin Village-like CEO boards has begun to look like...

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Trump Promised Beautiful Bridges and Roads. Now He’s Putting Them in Harm’s Way. 16.8.2017 Mother Jones
In his latest executive order, President Trump is expected to tell the federal government to ignore the best science out there on sea-level rise and flooding and build infrastructure projects in risky, flood-prone areas anyway.  At a signing ceremony that will take place at his New York City Trump Tower on Tuesday, Trump will reportedly reverse an Obama-era policy […]
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The latest CEO departures from Trump business council show how difficult it is to separate business from politics 16.8.2017 Washington Post
The latest CEO departures from Trump business council show how difficult it is to separate business from politics
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Pressure points? Here are the companies whose CEOs are still kissing up to Trump 15.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

On Monday morning, Merck & Co. Chief Executive Ken Frazier resigned from President Trump’s manufacturing jobs council to protest Trump’s deficient condemnation of the racist violence in Charlottesville, Va. Since then, membership on Trump’s Potemkin Village-like CEO boards has begun to look like...

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The Daily 202: Evidence of climate change abounds amid extreme weather in the Pacific Northwest 14.8.2017 Washington Post: Politics
It finally rained in Seattle yesterday after 55 dry days.
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Journalist mysteriously vanishes aboard a submarine. Man is arrested after vessel sinks. 14.8.2017 Washington Post
Journalist mysteriously vanishes aboard a submarine. Man is arrested after vessel sinks.
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Wildfires turned prairies to ash, leading Montana’s ranchers to weigh federal help 14.8.2017 Washington Post
A battle emerges in a place where there is often distrust of the government: What should the federal role be in helping the livestock industry respond to, and recover from, a massive blaze?
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This NFL Star Turned Hawaiian Mayor Is Tackling Climate Change 13.8.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Bernard Carvalho might be the least jaded politician in the United States of America right now. True, it might not seem too hard to keep a sunny disposition when you’re the mayor of a laid-back Hawaiian island that runs on tourism […]
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California official sues EPA over records on administrator 12.8.2017 AP National
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California's attorney general sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday for failing to provide records he contends could show conflicts of interest by Administrator Scott Pruitt....
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Alaska’s Towns are Sinking and Trump Still Doesn’t Get It 11.8.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by the Guardian and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  The US government’s withdrawal from dealing with, or even acknowledging, climate change may have provoked widespread opprobrium, but for Alaskan communities at risk of toppling into the sea, the risks are rather more personal. The Trump administration has moved to dismantle […]
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The Daily 202: Congress will have 12 working days to prevent a debt default and keep the government open. 11.8.2017 Washington Post: Politics
It doesn't have a good track record.
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The More Trump Ignores Science, the More Attention It Gets 11.8.2017 Mother Jones
This week, a special section of the National Climate Assessment—a report mandated by Congress every four years, involving 13 federal agencies, and dozens of scientists—was the subject of a widely-circulated New York Times story.   According to the New York Times, some scientists feared the Trump administration would interfere or suppress a section of the report that concludes […]
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Trump’s attack on science isn’t going very well 11.8.2017 Washington Post
Trump’s attack on science isn’t going very well
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The Energy 202: Trump's lack of nuclear knowledge is what's really scary 10.8.2017 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Trump's lack of nuclear knowledge is what's really scary
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New York Times guilty of large screw-up on climate-change story 10.8.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
New York Times guilty of large screw-up on climate-change story
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Liberals gather in Atlanta to plan Trump resistance strategy 10.8.2017 Washington Post: Politics
The focus is now squarely on beating back the president’s policies.
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