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Private Land Gift Drives Vast Expansion Of Chile’s National Parks

WASHINGTON Chilean President Michelle Bachelet and American conservationist Kristine Tompkins on Wednesday pledged to grow Chiles national park lands by roughly 11 million acres an area more than four times the size of Yellowstone National Park. The announcement comes after lengthy negotiations and is...

Unemployment Drug Testing Resolution Awaits Trump’s Signature

WASHINGTON Congress has sent President Donald Trump a measure undoing regulations controlling how states can make unemployed people pee in cups to prove theyre not on drugs. Republicans said that the rules were too strict and didnt give states enough leeway to test unemployment...

Paul Ryan ‘Encouraged’ By Report That Says Millions Would Lose Insurance Under GOP Plan

WASHINGTON House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Monday that he isencouraged by an analysis from the Congressional Budget Office that found the Republican health care proposal would result in 24 million more uninsured Americans by 2026. I think if you read this entire report,...

After Refusing To Resign, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara Says He Was Fired By Trump Justice Department

Preet Bharara, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, and one of the most high profile federal prosecutors in the country, says hes been fired after refusing to resign his post. In a full statement Saturday, Bharara reiterated that...

Why Trump’s Failed Attempt To Prioritize Christian Refugees Never Had A Chance

President Donald Trump and his administration claimed the Jan. 27 executive order on refugees wasnt a Muslim ban, but the intentions behind it were clear. The order, which was struck down in court and subsequently revised, aimed to block the entry of individuals from...
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