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‘This Was A Scam’: In Recorded Call, Trump Pushed Georgia Elections Head To Overturn State’s Vote

An angry President Trump pushed Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a fellow Republican, to overturn the state’s presidential results, and appeared to at least partly blame him for what could be lower turnout in Tuesday’s runoff elections that will decide control of the U.S. Senate, according to a recording of a phone call obtained by Georgia Public Broadcasting and first reported by the Washington Post. Continue Reading ‘This Was A Scam’: In Recorded Call, Trump Pushed Georgia Elections Head To Overturn State’s Vote

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A polar bear with cubs in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in 2014. Barcroft Media/Barcroft Media via Getty Images

After Decades-Long Push, It’s Not Clear Who Will Bid In Arctic Refuge Oil Lease Sale

Just two weeks before President-elect Joe Biden takes office, the Trump administration is trying to lock-in oil and gas drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge with a hastily scheduled and controversial lease sale. But despite the high stakes, uncertainty looms over how much oil is actually trapped under the million acres of tundra up for leasing, and how much industry interest there is to go find it. Continue Reading After Decades-Long Push, It’s Not Clear Who Will Bid In Arctic Refuge Oil Lease Sale

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Farmer Ron Rosmann

Farmers Got Big Government Pandemic Relief In 2020, Even Those Who Didn’t Need It

The aid, delivered in two separate packages over the course of the year, went to a wide variety of people in agriculture, including corn and soybean farmers, cattle ranchers, and fruit and vegetable producers. The $46 billion in direct government payments to farmers in 2020 broke the previous annual record by about $10 billion, even after accounting for inflation. Continue Reading Farmers Got Big Government Pandemic Relief In 2020, Even Those Who Didn’t Need It

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Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham holds up his mask with the words "2020 Census" as he testifies before a House Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing on the census in July. CREDIT: Andrew Harnik/AP

Census Bureau To Miss Year-End Deadline For Delivering Numbers For U.S. House Seats

Saddled with delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic and last-minute changes by the Trump administration, the first set of 2020 census results will not be ready for release by Thursday’s year-end deadline for numbers that determine representation in Congress and the Electoral College for the next decade. Continue Reading Census Bureau To Miss Year-End Deadline For Delivering Numbers For U.S. House Seats

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The RV in the Nashville bombing caught on a security camera

Nashville Bomber’s Girlfriend Warned Police About Him And His Bomb Making In 2019

More than a year before the explosion that rocked Nashville last week, Anthony Warner’s girlfriend told police that he “was building bombs in the RV trailer at his residence,” according to a police report filed in August 2019. Yet the report indicates Nashville police never made contact with Warner. Continue Reading Nashville Bomber’s Girlfriend Warned Police About Him And His Bomb Making In 2019

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