Democrats Finally Have Their Social Spending Plan — Paid Family Leave Got Left Out

Democrats Finally Have Their Social Spending Plan — Paid Family Leave Got Left Out

This post was originally published on this siteThe plan released by the White House features $1.75 trillion in funding for social programs and to address climate change, but it’s still being sold to Congress. View Entire Post ›

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Oil companies face ‘big tobacco moment’ in Congress over their climate policies

Oil companies face ‘big tobacco moment’ in Congress over their climate policies

This post was originally published on this site House Oversight Chair Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., called the CEOs of four oil companies to appear and answer questions about climate change. She says the companies have spread misinformation for decades. (Image credit: Pool/Getty Images)

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There’s No Cheap Way to Deal With the Climate Crisis

There’s No Cheap Way to Deal With the Climate Crisis

This post was originally published on this site  by Abrahm Lustgarten ] ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. This article was co-published with The New York Times. There will be no bargains with an...

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States prepare to receive pediatric Pfizer doses ahead of full approval for ages 5-11: Live COVID-19 updates

States prepare to receive pediatric Pfizer doses ahead of full approval for ages 5-11: Live COVID-19 updates

This post was originally published on this siteStates including Washington and Indiana are expecting to receive hundreds of thousands of pediatric doses of Pfizer’s vaccine next week. Live updates.     

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S. 1502: COPS Counseling Act

S. 1502: COPS Counseling Act

This post was originally published on this siteVote: Passed 424/3

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Medical Travel Assistance to Protect Women’s Right to Choose Act would provide a stipend up to…

Medical Travel Assistance to Protect Women’s Right to Choose Act would provide a stipend up to…

This post was originally published on this siteMedical Travel Assistance to Protect Women’s Right to Choose Act would provide a stipend up to $1,000 to travel for an abortion Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA30) The money couldn’t be used for the actual abortion itself, though. Context Since Roe v. Wade in 1973, the U.S....

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TikTok, YouTube and Snapchat defend impact on kids at US hearing

TikTok, YouTube and Snapchat defend impact on kids at US hearing

This post was originally published on this site Three social media networks massively popular with the youngest users — TikTok, Snapchat and YouTube — tried to convince skeptical US lawmakers Tuesday they are safe as worry about Facebook’s potential harms spills over to other platforms. Video-sharing app TikTok and photo...

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Biden may face tension with allies over climate, Afghanistan and other issues

Biden may face tension with allies over climate, Afghanistan and other issues

This post was originally published on this site A parade of policy disagreements between the U.S. and its European allies — and a stalled climate bill in Congress — could make President Biden’s trip to Europe this week a bumpy one. (Image credit: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images)

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UN says climate plans fall short of Paris Agreement goals

UN says climate plans fall short of Paris Agreement goals

This post was originally published on this siteThe United Nations is saying that countries’ climate plans are expected to fall short of the goals of the Paris Agreement — which sought to limit the Earth’s warming.Under that agreement, countries said they would try to prevent more than 2 degrees…

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Virginia’s Gubernatorial Election Has Become a Referendum on Public Schools

Virginia’s Gubernatorial Election Has Become a Referendum on Public Schools

This post was originally published on this site  One week from today, voters in Virginia will go to the polls to pick their next governor, and school choice has become the defining issue of the race—though perhaps not exactly in the way that libertarians would prefer. Because Virginia law does...

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