Tag: Once

For 15 years, Energy Transfer Partners pipelines leaked an average of once every 11 days: Report

5,475 days, 527 pipeline spills: that’s the math presented in a new report from environmental groups Greenpeace USA and the Waterkeeper Alliance examining pipelines involving Dakota Access builder Energy Transfer Partners (ETP). It’s based on public data from 2002 to 2017. All told, those leaks released 3.6 million gallons of hazardous liquids, including 2.8 million gallons of crude …

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Interior official compared Parkland survivors to Nazis … oh, and once tried to kill his girlfriend

From the latest edition of Swamp Creatures in Donald Trump’s Washington, meet Kevin Sabo, a high-ranking official in the Interior Department: TPM’s review of Sabo’s public Facebook page — which lists his Interior Department title — found multiple posts about the students who survived the Parkland school shooting. “The Nazis took everyone’s guns away too,” he wrote …

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Donald Trump Wimps Out on Baseball’s Opening Day Once Again

The president's fragile ego can't bear the prospect of being loudly booed. A long Washington Post piece about baseball's opening day and the century-old tradition of presidents attending the season's launch features this wonderfully blunt and cynical assessment, from the authors, on why Donald Trump has abandoned the practice. Why, then, has Trump refused to appear at the …

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New writer at ‘The Atlantic’ once said people who have abortions should be hanged

One of the most alarming parts of media in the Trump era is the increasing normalization of extreme conservatives and white supremacists. Not only do we get Nazi puff pieces, but we also get large, influential media outlets like the New York Times hiring people who have said racist things on the record and think Nazis are …

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Alton Sterling’s Death Proves Once Again That Body Cameras Won’t Stop Police Brutality

It’s going to take more than videos to promote police accountability. On Tuesday morning, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry declared that no state charges would be filed against the two Baton Rouge police officers who killed Alton Sterling in July 2016. After months of deliberating over visual evidence such as body cameras, Landry said officers Blane Salamoni and …

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Rick Gates May Have Sealed Trump’s Fate Once and for All

A new report suggests the former aide has delivered the goods in the Mueller probe. The office of special counsel Robert Mueller has now proposed dropping charges against former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates, in what might be the strongest sign yet that Gates has given the investigation significant information related to its probe of …

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Government Shutdown Once Again Shows the Lies Behind Deficit Hysteria

Click here for reuse options! It's just an excuse not to help poor people. Another day, another temporary government shutdown and then finally a long-term “bipartisan compromise” so beloved of the punditocracy is reached. Early last Friday morning, the president signed a new funding bill that was narrowly passed in Congress only a few hours …

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Judge Curiel, once attacked by Trump for his Mexican heritage, to preside over wall case

It’s hard to narrow down the most offensive attack from Donald Trump. After all, who has that kind of time? But certainly ranking up there are his racist remarks about Judge Gonzalo Curiel in 2016. Then-candidate Trump claimed Curiel, who was at the time overseeing the Trump University lawsuit that Mr. I-Don’t-Settle later settled for, was unfit to hear the …

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Are we once again pulling defeat from what should be a sure victory?

Those who complain day in and day out about the failure of the Democratic Party establishment to engage all Americans all of the time get a whole lot of flak. Likewise, those who sound the alarm bells when the polls are on the positive side get accused of being unduly pessimist. Donald Trump has been a terrible president …

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The Stormy Daniels Scandal Has Exposed the Christian Right Once and for All

After their affair with Trump, evangelicals have surrendered all claim to moral authority. Donald Trump is a man without any discernible redeeming qualities, but nonetheless I'm grateful for one thing he's done, without really trying: He has exposed the true nature of the Christian right. For more than a decade now, I've been diligently writing and …

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