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The truth about Trump’s Chinese trade war

The administration’s reported attempt to punish China over North Korea plays to his base, but could backfire.In this Friday, April 7, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi

Jared Kushner’s secret plan to create Middle East peace without reading books or learning history

Congressional interns were asked not to record the session. A recording found its way to the media anyway.White House senior adviser Jared Kushner listens during the “American Leadership in Emerging

Senior EPA official resigns with scathing message for Trump and Pruitt

“Today the environmental field is suffering from the temporary triumph of myth over truth.”CREDIT: iStockA senior official with the Environmental Protection Agency has resigned from her post, citing

Trump administration reportedly falls victim to email prankster

The hacker successfully breached the White House staff by pretending to be high-level officials and extracting personal data in some cases.Homeland security adviser Tom Bossert speaks to the press

The Trump administration is ramping up its war on clean water

There is a serious, concerted effort going on to undermine clean water.CREDIT: AP Photo/Andrew HarnikThe Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers’ proposal to undo the Clean Water

Federal court temporarily pauses youth climate lawsuit

The decision comes after the Trump administration filed an extraordinarily rare petition for review.CREDIT: AP Photo/Susan WalshThe Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has temporarily halted a climate

Senate confirms ‘walking conflict of interest’ to top Interior Department role

The former lobbyist may be unable to perform his duties as deputy secretary due to conflicts.CREDIT: Senate Energy and Natural Resources CommitteeThe Senate voted 53–43 on Monday to confirm David

Scott Pruitt spent $12,000 in taxpayer money to travel back to Oklahoma

Pruitt spent 43 days in a three-month period traveling back home to Oklahoma.CREDIT: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, FileEnvironmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt spent nearly half of his

Anthony Scaramucci advises Sarah Sanders on her hair and makeup

The White House communications director mentioned Sanders’ appearance after talking about her job performance.Sarah Huckabee Sanders watches as incoming White House communications director Anthony

Ivanka Trump is making millions off her father’s presidency

New financial disclosure forms reveal that Ivanka has made more than $12 million since last year.CREDIT: Bernd von Jutrczenka/dpa via APIvanka Trump’s first ethics disclosure since joining the White

Department of Justice reduces Harley-Davidson’s pollution fine by $3 million

The fine was part of an Obama-era settlement for selling motorcycle tuners that increased air pollution.CREDIT: Photo by Darren Hauck/Invision for Harley-Davidson/AP ImagesThe Trump administration’s

Meet Trump’s voter fraud squad

The men and women tasked with fighting a non-existent demon.The members of Trump’s Commission on Voting Integrity. CREDIT: Diana OfosuThe year is 2017. Republicans won the White House and held control

California votes to extend its signature climate policy

But a close showdown over the state’s cap-and-trade showcases how states might grapple with climate change in the age of Trump.Gov. Jerry Brown, left, testifies in support of a pair of climate change

A Texas wildlife refuge will be razed to build the first section of Trump’s wall

An official told the Texas Observer that construction would “essentially destroy the refuge.”CREDIT: AP Photo/Eric GayU.S. Customs and Border Patrol has begun preparations to construct the first leg

California Republican under fire for attack on national monuments

Conservation groups are upset Rep. Cook didn’t talk to people in his district before asking for cuts to national monuments.CREDIT: iStockA Republican congressman from California is facing criticism

Cities and states solidify their plan to move forward on climate without Trump

More proof that local governments will move forward with the Paris agreement even if the federal government won’t.California Gov. Jerry Brown with German Federal Minister for the Environment Barbara

American public to President Trump: Leave our national monuments alone

The public comment period for Trump’s monument review has ended, and the response was overwhelming.Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke talks with reporters at the Katahdin Woods And Waters National Monument

Felix Sater is cooperating with a money laundering investigation. That’s bad news for Trump.

An old business partner could come back to haunt Trump.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)The Financial Times reported Thursday morning that Felix Sater, former business partner of President Donald Trump with deep

And then there were 19: G20 faces uphill battle on climate as Trump thwarts global commitments

This year’s G20 summit is the first major multinational meeting following the United States’ announced withdrawal from the Paris agreement.CREDIT: AP Photo/Michael SohnIf you want to see where

Court rules Trump administration can’t just suspend EPA’s methane rule

Trump’s anti-environment agenda just suffered a blow.Oil pump jacks are seen at sunset in a corn field near Divernon, IL. CREDIT: AP Photo/Seth Perlman, fileThe Trump administration’s anti-regulatory