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Trump Bans Washington Post from Campaign Events

“We are hereby revoking the press credentials of the phony and dishonest Washington Post,” Trump announced on Monday via Facebook. This latest attack…

China, U.S. to Sign Historic Climate Agreement on Friday

One of the biggest steps post-COP21 will happen this Friday, April 22, at the United Nations' headquarters in New York, where representatives from…

Obama Aims to Extend Overtime Pay to 5 Million Workers

President Obama, aiming to increase jobs and financial security for middle-class workers, proposed raising the overtime threshold to cover 5 million more Americans.

Obama Administration Deems Climate Change a National Security Threat

In the words of a recent report, "Climate change is an urgent and growing threat to our national security, contributing to increased natural…

“Frozen” Sequel? Let Kids Educate Disney About Climate Change

Disney reportedly won't play ball with the Obama administration, which has asked for the company to use its blockbuster "Frozen" to educate kids…

Obama Announces $3 Billion Pledge to U.N. Climate Fund

Right on the heels of his historic climate agreement with China, President Barack Obama announced a pledge of $3 billion to the United…

Obama to Seek ‘Politically Binding’ Climate Agreement

With a United Nations summit meeting coming up in Paris next year that will attempt to come up with some kind of meaningful…

Supreme Court Upholds Power Plant Carbon Emissions Limits

On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that the EPA reasonably interpreted the Clean Air Act to require power plants to limit their…

Congress Sends $12.3 Billion Water Infrastructure Bill to Obama’s Desk

The future of our oceans, rivers, coastlines and other waterways is looking much brighter, thanks to the passing of a $12.3 billion water…

New IPCC Report: The World is On Track for a Hefty Temperature Increase

If the world continues down its current carbon-spewing course, global temperatures will hit a staggering 4.8 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels by the…

EPA Power Plant Rules Could Cut Carbon Pollution More Than Expected

The EPA's impending carbon rules for existing power plants could achieve even greater reductions than previously thought — and at less cost, according…

Raising Federal Minimum Wage Would Benefit Majority of Low-Wage Workers, CBO Finds

While many conservatives and conservative think tanks claim that raising the federal minimum wage would bring only negative consequences, an analysis by the…

If In-N-Out Can Pay (a Lot) More Than Minimum Wage, Why Can’t McDonald’s?

In-N-Out Burger, a fast food chain in California and the Southwest, starts its employees off at a wage of $10.50 an hour. Labor…

Obama Increases Fuel Efficiency Standards for Heavy-Duty Vehicles

President Barack Obama may not be able to get a bill passed through the current Congress, but he is able to increase fuel…

Obama Pushes $1 Billion Climate Change ‘Resilience Fund’

Speaking against the backdrop of one of the worst droughts in California history, President Barack Obama on Friday announced plans to pitch to…