The biggest climate bill in U.S. history is headed to President Biden’s desk, plus a federal judge restores a freeze on coal leasing on public lands.
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Toomey says ‘Joe Manchin has been taken to the cleaners’ on climate deal
Manchin says Sinema not involved in bill talks because he ‘didn’t think it would come to fruition’
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) on Sunday said the reason lawmakers such as Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) were not brought into negotiations on a climate, health care and taxes deal that he struck with Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) was that he feared it wouldn't come to "fruition."
The deal would require the support of all 50 Senate Democrats, placing Sinema, who was not involved in the behind-the-scenes negotiations, in close scrutiny until she announces a positi...
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Equilibrium/Sustainability — Retired coal plants go renewable
Obsolete coal plants across the country are getting a welcome revival: A second life as solar farms and other renewable energy ventures.
Because these former fossil fuel hubs are wired into the electricity grid, they provide a valuable opportunity for clean energy projects seeking to avoid regulatory hassles, The New York Times reported.
Repurposing these grid connections — which would be both costly and time-consuming to build from scratch — could po...
Amy Coney Barrett: key moments from the supreme court confirmation hearings – video
Amy Coney Barrett spent most of her time avoiding key questions during three days of Senate hearings to confirm her as a supreme court justice.
Barrett would become the third justice on the court to be appointed by Donald Trump – and her confirmation would give conservatives a bulletproof, six-justice majority on the nine-member court, which decides cases by a simple majority.
Barrett, a conservative Christian who has criticized the high court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act (ACA), who has publicly opposed reproductive rights and who was a trustee at a school whose handbook included a stated opposition to same-sex marriage, is seen on the left as part of a power play by Donald TrumpContinue reading...
Labor condemns ‘disgraceful’ Westpac as Hartzer stands down – politics live
Westpac chief executive’s resignation draws little sympathy on all sides of politics. All the day’s events, live
Sarah Hanson-Young has written about her defamation court victory against David Leyonhjelm in the Guardian today:
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Private health insurance will continue its slow death spiral unless unnecessary private hospital costs and exorbitant specialist bills are reined in, a Grattan Institute report has found.
The report, written by health economists Stephen Duckett and Kristina Nemet, said a small minority of greedy specialist doctors billed their patients at more than twice the official Medicare benefit schedule fee. Patients were not being told about the fees in advance.
Related: 'Greedy specialists' charging exorbitant fees a major cause of private health's strife
Greg Hunt is fiddling while private health insurance burns and across Australia people know it is broken and not working for them and they are voting with their feet. Greg Hunt has been warned and warned and warned and he’s refused to act and he’s told us he’s delivered the biggest reforms in history.
Newsflash, Greg, all of Australia knows they haven’t worked and today we have another report pointing out that private health insurance needs big reform. What is Minister Hunt’s answer?Continue reading...
Trump’s 2020 campaign kick-off was a parade of his favorite lies and dog whistles
President Donald Trump filed for reelection the day he was inaugurated and has held countless campaign rallies in the two and a half year since. On Tuesday night, he “officially” kicked off his 2020 campaign.
In a rambling speech in Orlando, Trump confirmed that this campaign will look quite similar to the last — in no small part because he spoke as if he was still campaigning against his former rival, Hillary Clinton.
“The only collusion was committed by th...