Daily Archives: May 1, 2018

McCain on Citizens United


jecarter4
Published on Jun 15, 2012

June 14, 2012 – John McCain, in an interview with PBS News Hour’s Judy Woodruff, says what he really thinks about the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. It’s not pretty. Full Interview: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/politi…

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Overturn Citizens United


Senator Bernie Sanders
Published on Jul 26, 2012

Sen. Bernie Sanders told a Senate panel that a constitutional amendment is needed to undo the Supreme Court ruling that let corporations and wealthy individuals spend unlimited sums to sway American elections. Vermont and five other states have adopted resolutions asking Congress for a constitutional amendment to overturn the Citizens United decision. More than 200 local governments, including about 60 towns in Vermont, have passed similar measures. Read more: http://goo.gl/r9h7x

Obama Criticizes Supreme Court in State of the Union Address, Justice Alito Shakes His Head in

Amy Proctor
Published on Jan 28, 2010

State of the Union Address – 2010 – Citizens United


DougLoudenback
Published on Jan 17, 2012

The Citizens United v. F.E.C. decision was made on January 21, 2010. On January 27, 2010, in his State of the Union Address, President Obama responded to that decision. This is the excerpt from his address on January 27 in that regard.

Reuters: EPA Granted Billionaire Carl Icahn a Financial Hardship Waiver for Refinery

May 01, 2018

Reuters has reported that the Environmental Protection Agency has granted a financial hardship waiver to an Oklahoma oil refinery owned by billionaire former Trump adviser Carl Icahn. The waiver enables Icahn’s refinery—CVR Energy Inc.—to save tens of millions of dollars by exempting it from the requirement of mixing biofuels into the gasoline. The regulation was enacted to cut air pollution and reduce petroleum imports. Icahn served as a special regulatory adviser to President Trump, during which time he personally vetted EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt for his job. Icahn resigned last August, just before The New Yorker published an investigation detailing Icahn’s potential conflicts of interest, including his heavy lobbying for a rule change about blending ethanol biofuels into gasoline—which is the exemption he has now received from the EPA for his refinery.

Why humans are so bad at thinking about climate change


Vox

Published on Apr 19, 2017

The biggest problem for the climate change fight isn’t technology – it’s human psychology.

How the end of net neutrality could change the internet

Vox

Published on Dec 15, 2017

The Federal Communications Commission has voted to repeal the Net Neutrality protections it adopted in 2015. Here’s what that means for the future of the internet. Read more: http://bit.ly/2j48UfT