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“arriving high in the saddle on Tonto, an Irish sport horse…”

March 2, 2017

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On his first day on the job, the new Interior Department secretary, Ryan Zinke, proved he knows how to make an entrance: arriving high in the saddle on Tonto, an Irish sport horse. Mounted police escorted him a few blocks through Washington. Mr. Zinke, a fifth-generation Montanan who now oversees the country’s 500 million acres […]

Democrats Call For Attorney General Sessions To Resign

March 2, 2017

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March 2, 20175:08 AM ET Heard on Morning Edition Democratic leaders want Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign after news reports that he met with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. twice last year. STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: Attorney General Jeff Sessions is defending his meetings with a Russian diplomat The Washington Post reports Sessions met twice […]

Trump to order reversal of Obama water regulation rule: official

February 25, 2017

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By David Shepardson | WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to sign a measure as early as Tuesday aimed at rescinding a major Obama administration water regulation and direct an end to the government’s defense of the rule, a Trump official briefed on the plan said late Friday. Trump is expected to direct the […]

Trump Just Made The Biggest Sale Of Drilling Rights On Federal Land In 4 Years

February 19, 2017

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The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) made its largest lease sale in four years, marking the start of President Donald Trump’s plans to expand drilling on federal lands. BLM sold drilling rights on 278 parcels of public land for $129.3 million. Bids ranged from $2 per acre to $16,500 per acre. The land sold was […]

Jeff Sessions confirmed to be the next attorney general

February 9, 2017

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By Ashley Killough, Tom LoBianco and Ted Barrett, CNN Updated 10:25 PM ET, Wed February 8, 2017 Washington (CNN)The Senate voted Wednesday to confirm Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama as the next attorney general, surviving a vocal push by Democrats to derail his nomination. The 52-47 vote was mostly along party lines, though one Democrat, […]

‘The Dakota Access pipeline is becoming a litmus test for all banks involved’

February 5, 2017

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With the Trump administration making clear its intent to push forward the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL) regardless of widespread opposition, campaigners are ramping up their call for the project’s financial backers to pull their support. "If money rules the day then we will bring compassion to our capital by divesting." —Chase Iron Eyes, Lakota People’s […]

The order has caused chaos; White House statements haven’t clarified what’s going on.

January 29, 2017

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What Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration Does—and Doesn’t Do Krishnadev Calamur Updated on Sunday, January 29, at 4:12 p.m. President Trump signed on Friday an executive order that severely restricts immigration from seven Muslim countries, suspends all refugee admission for 120 days, and bars all Syrian refugees indefinitely. The order has been widely criticized and […]

Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell Launch ‘Bold and Aggressive’ 200-Day Plan to Implement Trump Agenda

January 29, 2017

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by Neil W. McCabe28 Jan 2017Philadelphia2,241 PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania–Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R.-Wis.) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R.-Ky.) told reporters Thursday at the Republicans’ policy retreat here that they are committed to a 200-day program to implement the agenda of President Donald J. Trump. “We are actually having a fantastic opportunity right here in […]

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe reacts to Trump’s executive orders to advance construction of DAPL

January 24, 2017

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CANNON BALL, N.D. – The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe issued the following statement Tuesday after President Trump signed executive orders to advance construction of the Dakota Access and Keystone XL Pipelines. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe said Tuesday that President Donald Trump’s executive action towards an approval of an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline […]

CREDO Statement on KXL and DAPL Executive Orders

January 24, 2017

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  For Immediate Release Tuesday, January 24, 2017 – 10:30am Credo Action Contact: Email: citizenaction@credoaction.com CREDO Staetment on KXL and DAPL Executive Orders WASHINGTON – CREDO released the statement below in response to reports that Pres. Trump plans to sign executive orders to advance construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines: “President Trump […]