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Behind the Scenes of the Auto Emissions Deal

Behind the Scenes of the Auto Emissions Deal

It had taken weeks of hardball negotiations, but on Sunday afternoon, White House officials thought everything was falling into place. In less than 48 hours they would unveil a lan...(full article)

Obama Would Support Consumer Incentives

Obama Would Support Consumer Incentives

The Obama administration would support the idea of giving consumers additional incentives to buy fuel-efficient vehicles, a White House official said Tuesday....(full article)

As Political Winds Shift, Detroit Charts New Course

As Political Winds Shift, Detroit Charts New Course

Why, after decades of battling, complaining and maneuvering over fuel economy standards, did carmakers fall in line behind the tough new nationwide mileage standard President Obama...(full article)

Union Reluctant to Grab Wheel in Detroit

Union Reluctant to Grab Wheel in Detroit

The current plans to restructure General Motors and Chrysler LLC will leave the United Auto Workers union in the driver's seat at both companies. But it appears that the union woul...(full article)

The Case for Auto Dealers

The Case for Auto Dealers

In a major victory for California's pioneering environmental standards, the Obama administration today will announce national standards for auto emissions and tougher gas mileage r...(full article)

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L.A.'s Crisis: High Rent + Low Pay = Rising Homelessness - Steve Lopez, LA Times

Looking for apartments in L.A., where you don't get much for the money...

Trump's Budget Is All About Dignifying Work - Betsy McCaughey, Investor's Business Daily

Hillary Clinton bashes President Trump's budget proposal for its "unimaginable level of cruelty." Almost every Democratic politician, and most mainstream media, are saying the same...

Absent Populist Economics, Dems Will Lose - LakeGotoff, & Myszkowski, Am. Prospect

The staggering results of last November’s election should be a reminder to Democrats that the racially diverse, young, educated, unmarried (women), and urban voters who compr...

3 Major Costs of Withdrawing From Paris Climate Agreement - Justin Worland, Time

When the leaders of nearly 200 countries celebrated reaching the landmark Paris Agreement in December 2015 after years of false starts, they thought they had finally addressed the ...

Republican Leaders Laud Trump Decision to Exit Climate Pact - Caitlin Huey-Burns & James Arkin, RealClearPolitics

In a made-for-television address in the sun-soaked Rose Garden, President Trump announced his intention to withdraw the United States from a global accord to combat climate change,...

Donald Trump's "Screw You" to the World - John Cassidy, The New Yorker

On Thursday, a fine spring day in Washington, D.C., Donald Trump took to the podium in the White House’s Rose Garden and announced that he was pulling the United States out o...

The Constitutional Climate: A Reassertion of America's Sovereignty - New York Sun

The best part of President Trump’s remarks on America’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord came in respect of sovereignty. This was marked toward the en...

Islamic State's the Threat, Not Weather - Adriana Cohen, Boston Herald

Instead of fighting the weather, civilized nations should be fighting the Islamic State, which just slaughtered 22 innocent people — including children — at a concert i...

Our Disgraceful Exit From the Paris Accord - New York Times

Only future generations will be able to calculate the full consequences of President Trump’s incredibly shortsighted approach to climate change, since it is they who will suf...

Trump Gratuitously Rejects the Paris Climate Accord - Paul Krugman, New York Times

As Donald Trump does his best to destroy the world’s hopes of reining in climate change, let’s be clear about one thing: This has nothing to do with serving America&rsq...

Trump Has Ditched the World in Favor of Big Oil's Titans - Jill Abramson, The Guardian

Craven, cynical and corrupt: an alliteration that sums up President Trump’s decision to pull the US out of the Paris accord on climate change. He rebuffed the entreaties of e...

Paris Can Wait--It Was a Bad Deal - Matt Lewis, The Daily Beast

During a Rose Garden speech on Thursday, President Trump announced that the United States would “withdraw from the Paris climate accord, but begin negotiations to re-enter ei...

The Insult of Trump's Paris Climate-Accord Withdrawal - Amy Davidson, New Yorker

On Wednesday, at around the time that news outlets were reporting that President Donald Trump had decided to pull America out of the Paris climate accord, the German Chancello...

Obama's Climate Deal Was Bad for Workers, U.S. Jobs - Corey Lewandowski, The Hill

When President Donald Trump was on the campaign trail, he promised to reduce government interference in energy exploration, reduce our dependence on foreign oil, and cancel the Par...

Trump Blocks First of Obama's 'Three Authoritarianisms' - Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Sometimes -- maybe almost always -- the world seems to run on Freudian projection. One of the salient recent examples is Barack Obama's supporters -- and Obama himself, l...

Did Donald Trump Just Make the Planet Hotter? - Robinson Meyer, The Atlantic

The politics of climate change requires constantly comparing the very small and the very massive. On the one hand, the carbon-dioxide molecule: three atoms, bound together by elect...

Trump's Stupid and Reckless Climate Decision - Bill McKibben, New York Times

People say, if all you have is a hammer, then every problem looks like a nail. We should be so lucky. President Trump has a hammer, but all he’ll use it for is to smash thing...

The Global Warming Doomsday Cult - Robert Tracinski, The Federalist

So what are the consequences of Donald Trump pulling America out of the Paris Agreement on global warming? Bad news: the planet is going to die....

Obama Stuck U.S. With Paris Deal & Trump Should Get Us Out - Mary Ham, Federalist

President Obama's Paris climate legacy lived by his pen, and should die by President Trump's. It's a terrible deal and not approved by Americans....

Goodbye to Paris - Oren Cass, Commentary

An unintended consequence of President Trump’s Paris Accord indecision has been exposure of the agreement’s underlying fraud. The activists and G7 leaders beseeching hi...

Great Again: WH Budget Requires Work for Food Stamps - Margaret Menge, LifeZette

It's time for America to get up off the couch, at least according to President Donald Trump and his budget team. The president is proposing the most ambitious welfare reform s...

The New Class War - Michael Lind, American Affairs

he Cold War has been followed by the class war. A transatlantic class war has broken out simultaneously in many countries between elites based in the corporate, financial, and prof...

The Fatal Flaws in Trump's Economic Math - Ben White, Politico

The president is counting on tax cuts to help deliver a sustained boost in economic growth, but even conservative economists doubt the approach can counter long-term trends....

Trump Should Keep His Promise on Paris Climate Agreement - NH Union Leader

Touting the Paris Climate Agreement last year, President Barack Obama called the deal a turning point and the best possible shot to save the one planet we've got. Obama considered ...

What Is Scott Pruitt Hiding? - Emily Atkin, The New Republic

It wouldn’t be hard today to find out what Gina McCarthy was doing on any given workweek from 2013 to 2016. The former Environmental Protection Agency administrator’s d...

At NYT, More Global Warming Science Without Numbers - Robert Tracinski, Federalist

Recently, I noted the basic pattern of science reporting on global warming, particularly as practiced by The New York Times: feeding you an overall conclusion, illustrated with pre...

Leaving the Paris Agreement Is Indefensible - Todd Stern, The Atlantic

Reports suggest that President Trump has finally decided to pull out of the 2015 Paris climate agreement after many weeks of a back and forth administration tug-of-war. Trump himse...

U.S. Consumers' Trust Deficit Is Permanent - Rana Foroohar, Financial Times

There is a paradox at the heart of the US's lacklustre economy these days. Consumers in America are, according to much-watched numbers like the University of Michigan consumer surv...

Trump's Budget Assumes 3% Growth. That's Extremely Unlikely. - Jason Furman, Vox

How fast will the economy grow over the next 10 years? The question is not purely academic. For those of us who think about the trade-offs inherent in spending and tax policies, th...

The Devastating Effects of Dental Inequality in America - Adam Gaffney, New Republic

That our teeth are in our heads seems natural, though the location is something of a liability. The trouble starts with tooth decay, which permits the usually harmless bacteria in ...

President Trump's Growth Budget - Larry Kudlow, Investor's Business Daily

When OMB director Mick Mulvaney unveiled the new Trump budget, he used language that is so important -- although we haven’t heard it in so many years. To paraphrase Mulvaney,...

The Problem Isn't Food Stamps, It's Poverty - New York Times

Food stamps work. Each month they help feed 43 million poor and low-income Americans, most in families with children and working parents. Food stamps, officially the Supplemental N...

Trump's Budget Is Built on Lies and Broken Promises - E.J. Dionne, Washington Post

President Trump's budget demonstrates the costs of accepting lies as a normal currency in politics, broken promises as a customary way of doing business, false claims of being "pop...

Obama's Failure to Grow Economy Doesn't Mean It's Impossible - Stephen Moore, IBD

A recent front-page story in The Wall Street Journal proclaims that 3% economic growth isn't achievable. We are told that 2 to 2.5% growth is the best we can do, because of low lab...

Can Trump Make America Grow Again? The Signs Are Hopeful - Andy Puzder, WSJ

More people are working, and the jobs are better. Now for the hard work of health and tax reform....

Make Work and Marriage Great Again - Sen. Lee & Rep. Jordan, Washington Examiner

We can remove some of the barriers that make family and work life more difficult. Our bill is one step toward making that happen....

Exxon Lied, People Died--or Something - Benjamin Zycher, Investor's Business Daily

The heat is on, not because summer beckons, but instead because of a pressure campaign now being aimed at the new California Attorney General, Xavier Becerra. An alliance of enviro...

Send the Paris Climate Deal to Die in the Senate - Christopher Horner, DC Examiner

For Trump, staying in the Paris Climate Agreement presents two big problems: It breaks a promise to voters who want him to stop Barack Obama......

Trump's EPA Is Set to Break a Major Promise - Emily Atkin, The New Republic

Right now in America, there are more than 1,300 large swaths of land and water where toxic stews of chemicals like asbestos, mercury, PCBs, and arsenic linger, threatening the heal...

Say Au Revoir to Paris Climate Agreement - Sen. Rand Paul, FOX News

It is my duty as a senator to uphold and defend the Constitution. One of my most important responsibilities in this role is to provide advice and consent on treaties, a check ...

Trump Administration Sends Congress $4.1 Trillion Budget - Andrew Taylor & Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press

President Donald Trump is sending Congress a $4.1 trillion spending plan that relies on faster economic growth and steep cuts in a range of support programs for low-income individu...

Give Social Security Recipients a Break - Charles Schwab, Wall Street Journal

Limit payroll taxes for those over 65, and stop taxing benefits....

Don't Scrap Nafta; Improve It - Bloomberg

The coming talks could make a deal that's already good even better....

Scott Pruitt Is the Hypocritical Liar That Trump Deserves - Emily Atkin, New Republic

Scott Pruitt, who spent six years fighting federal public health regulations as Oklahoma attorney general, has long railed against the “environmental left...

Trump Just Did Something Good on Trade - Bloomberg

The mini-deal on U.S. trade with China announced by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross last week deserves a cautious welcome. It's narrow in scope, and the reasoning behind it, as rela...

The Economic Headwinds Obama Set in Motion - Gramm & Saving, Wall Street Journal

A booming recovery would force the Treasury and Fed to compete with the private sector for credit....

Obama Holdovers Driving Trump Patent Policy - Paul Morinville, RealClearPolitics

In his first speech to Congress, President Donald J. Trump finished strong, talking about how inventors can make the American economy great again. You might expect that from a bran...

America's Heartland Is Critical to Our Future - Joel Kotkin, RealClearPolitics

The results of the 2016 presidential election have been ascribed -- by the winner’s critics -- to racism, hysteria, stupidity, or nostalgia. But what the results most reflect...

What's Seen & What Is Not Seen, Climate Edition - Francis Menton, Manhattan Contrarian

In 1850 the famous French economist Fréderic Bastiat wrote a short essay titled "What Is Seen And What Is Not Seen."  The essay discusses what has come to be known as t...

Why Trump Will Make the Wrong Decision on Paris - Elizabeth Kolbert, The New Yorker

The Administration has already repeatedly passed up the chance to make the right decision on Paris, and on the planet in general....

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Insurance Commissioner urges health

Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger says the state needs to decide soon what health benefits...

Biden will head to Ohio's Appalachi

Vice President Joe Biden will campaign this weekend in Ohio's Appalachian region, an area loaded wit...

Lingle, Hirono meet in first debate

Former Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle and U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono are facing each other in the first of fiv...

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Pine Bluff Mayor Carl Redus Jr. has filed a lawsuit that seeks to stop the November mayoral election...

Longoria promises 'no empty chairs'

Actress Eva Longoria says her speech to the Democratic convention will be very different from Clint ...