Congress’s goal in December: Avoid shutdown and default

This post was originally published on this siteCongress faces a government shutdown by week’s end and the expiration of the debt limit on Dec. 15, giving Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) two big challenges at the start of a very busy December.&…

Boebert and Omar fight leaves GOP scrambling

This post was originally published on this siteThe House is grappling with yet another fight between a far-right Republican and a member of the progressive “squad” — this time Reps. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.).The war of words between the two lawmakers escalated on Monday…

America’s Power Plants Are Low on Coal

This post was originally published on this siteCoal piles at power plants have dwindled to their lowest point since the 1970s, and the race to build up inventories ahead of heating season has sent domestic thermal coal prices to their highest levels in more than a decade.

This Ohio Democrat Says He’s a Champion of the Working Class. Now, He’s Backing a Tax Break for Coastal Millionaires.

This post was originally published on this site Ohio congressman Tim Ryan (D.), who has fashioned himself as a champion of the working class, is throwing his weight behind a proposal that undercuts that image: a massive tax break for coastal millionaires that he once called “bullshit.” In a Nov. 18 HuffPost interview, Ryan railed against […]

There’s a GOP push in Wisconsin to take over the state’s election system

This post was originally published on this site Some GOP lawmakers in Wisconsin want to strip the state’s bipartisan elections agency of its power and give it to the Republican-controlled Legislature. The idea is backed by GOP Sen. Ron Johnson. (Image credit: Scott Bauer/AP)

Meet Biden’s ‘climate cabinet’: A who’s who of 9 senior officials tackling climate change

This post was originally published on this siteAs Democrats move to enact $550 billion in climate spending, Biden officials are organizing to distribute the funds across the US.     

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