Pristine wildlife refuge in Alaska approved for oil and gas drilling
The Trump administration opened the largest remaining area of pristine land in the country to oil drilling Monday, approving a highly controversial oil and gas leasing program within Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Top military officer apologizes for joining Trump walk to church
Top military general Mark Milley said Thursday he should not have joined President Donald Trump in walking to St. John’s Church for a Bible photo op, for which authorities forcefully cleared peaceful protesters to make way for administration officials.
Park service allows for crude hunting practices in Alaska
Alaskan hunters can once again use donuts to bait bears from their dens, and they can kill wolf and coyote pups during denning season, thanks to the latest regulatory rollback of the Trump administration Tuesday.
Hurrying out of lockdown could raise costs by hundreds of billions of dollars
Gutting the theory that economic peril demands the immediate reopening of the United States during the Covid-19 pandemic, health policy experts published a study Thursday that says rushing the process could cost hundreds of billions of dollars in direct medical expenses.
Group takes on Trump over hundreds of species at risk
Fed up with the backlog of more than 500 species on deck for federal protection, a biodiversity watchdog group filed suit Thursday to compel listing determinations by the Trump administration.
Booker unveils $3 trillion climate change plan ahead of debate
New Jersey Senator Cory Booker released a $3 trillion plan Tuesday on how the United States should combat global warming, coming in well under the sticker price proposed last month by Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. “We are facing a dual crisis of climate change and economic inequality,” Booker said in a statement. “Without i...
Ex-VP Joe Biden announces 2020 bid for presidency
Former Vice President Joe Biden announced his presidential bid Thursday in a video posted to Twitter, warning that the re-election of President Donald Trump will put American values and “our very democracy” at stake.
White House to tighten restrictions on food stamps with work requirement
Bad news for the millions of Americans on food stamps: The Trump administration plans to propose a rule Thursday to restrict states’ abilities to provide federal food assistance to people who are not steadily employed.
Watchdog sues conservative PAC for hiding campaign donations to GOP candidates
Heritage Action, which submitted its first donation report under new federal rules on October 12, failed to report the identities of its donors, the Campaign Legal Center claims.
Judge restores tax-exempt status of Spencer’s white nationalist group
The IRS has returned tax-exempt status to a white nationalist group that for years did not file tax returns, group leader and Whitefish resident Richard Spencer announced. With a mission statement to “elevate the consciousness of whites” and “study the consequences of the ongoing influx that non-Western populations pose to our national identity,” the National Policy Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded in 2005 by publisher William H. Regnery II.