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Republicans Advance Three Bills Attacking Forests, Public Lands @Alternet
Environment  (tags: republicans, Flake, Murkowski, Daines, public lands, destruction, ecosystems, environment, forests, habitatdestruction, nature, politics, pollution, Sustainabililty, trees, water, wildlife )

- 12 hours ago -
These lawmakers are completely out of touch with the vast majority of Americans, who oppose the assault on public lands. The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources will consider legislation Wednesday...
The Trumps Have Blown An Absurd Amount of Taxpayer Money on Travel @Alternet
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: trump, tax payer money, trump crime family, abuse, corruption, crime, ethics )

- 20 days ago -
The president who criticized his predecessor's spending is proving to be a total hypocrite. Former First Lady Michelle ObamaâEUR(TM)s travel around the world paled in comparison to the funds needed for current First Lady Melania Trump.
The Koch Brothers Are Pouring An Unfathomable Sum Into the Mid-Term Elections @Alternet
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: koch brothers, plutocracy, oligarchy, citizens united, abuse, corruption, crime, dishonesty, elections, ethics, news, politics, propaganda, republicans, SupremeCourt )

- 22 days ago -
The right-wing billionaires are trying to build the 'best plutocracy money can buy.' Fresh off the passage of tax legislation that could net them over a billion dollars a year in additional profits..
James Corden Slammed By Animal Rights Activists for Grammys Stunt @Alternet
Animals  (tags: puppys, James Corden, Grammys, AnimalWelfare, animalrights, dogs )

- 22 days ago -
'Puppies are living beings, not trophies or toys.' At the Grammy Awards Sunday night, host James Corden gave 'consolation puppies' to losers of the Best Comedy Album award, sending some people into a frenzy.

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Tammy Duckworth, moron trump, government shut down, military, GOP Regime )

- 30 days ago -
After Trump accused the Democrats of 'holding the military hostage,' Duckworth berated him on the Senate floor
Tom Petty's Family Publicly Releases Cause of Death to Help Forward Opioid Crisis Discussion @Alternet
Society & Culture  (tags: Tom Petty, opioid crisis, death, sadness, arts, celebrity, culture, news )

- 31 days ago -
The rocker's death was confirmed as an accidental overdose. Legendary rocker Tom Petty's cause of death was confirmed to be an accidental drug overdose, according to a new statement from his family.
Over 100,000 People Have Pledged to Go Vegan for Veganuary @Alternet
Animals  (tags: Veganuary, vegans, LiveKindly, AnimalWelfare, animaladvocates, animalcruelty )

- 32 days ago -
One person every six seconds vows to ditch meat, dairy and eggs. From headline-grabbing investments in plant-based companies to unprecedented requests for meat-free fare, thereâEUR(TM)s no question that 2017 was the year veganism went mainstream.
Trust in U.S. Leadership Plummets to Historic Low Under Trump: Poll @Alternet
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: trump, fake potus, Gallup, RESIST )

- 33 days ago -
Gallup reveals the rest of the world had more confidence in George W. Bush. Earlier this week, based on a survey of nearly 2000 participants, Politico and Morning Consult found more than a third of Americans would give Donald Trump...
'Big Organic' Egg Producers Poised to Feather Their Nests If USDA Scuttles Animal Welfare Rule @Alternet
Animals  (tags: hens, OLPP, NOSB, trump, USDA, greed, abuse, AnimalWelfare, animalcruelty, animalrights, animalwelfare, cruelty, ethics, sadness, suffering )

- 38 days ago -
The USDA plans to ditch rules that would have given hens more space and outdoor access. If nutritional quality and animal welfare issues factor into your egg-buying decisions, get ready for more bad news out of the Trump administrationâEUR(TM)s ...
Don't Be Fooled By These 5 Misleading Dairy Ads Peddling the Preposterous Myth of the 'Happy Cow' @Alternet
Animals  (tags: dairy industry, Mercy For Animals, stanchion barns, abuse, AnimalWelfare, animalcruelty, animalrights, animalwelfare, crime, cruelty, death, ethics, killing, suffering )

- 38 days ago -
Happy cows are just an advertising ploy. For most of my life, I genuinely believed the false advertising used to sell dairy...
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