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The GOP’s New Year’s Resolution: Make Russia Go Away

Ranking Member Adam Schiff, D-Calif., Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., and Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Texas, conduct a House Intelligence Committee hearing in Longworth Building on Russian interference with the 2016 election featuring testimony by FBI Director James Comey and Director of the National Security Agency Adm. Mike Rogers, March 20, 2017.Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call via AP…

The Interior Department Has Cleared the Way for Energy Developers to Destroy Natural Habitats

Mead Gruver/AP Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. This story was originally published by High Country News and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Just before Christmas, the Interior Department quietly rescinded an array of policies designed to elevate climate change and conservation in decisions on managing public lands,…

A Gallery of Weatherbeaten Houses

Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. Remember the weatherbeaten house from Thursday? It was a fake. Did I fool you? Huh? Did I? The house itself was fine, but the sky behind it was dull. So I gave it a facelift. That was fun, so I created a whole bunch of…

California’s Cannabis Crowd Isn’t Afraid of the Big Bad Attorney General

A legal pot shot in Santa Cruz, CA.Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. Lots of people, obviously, are unhappy with Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ reversal of Obama-era guidelines de-prioritizing federal enforcement of marijuana laws in states that have legalized pot for recreational or medicinal use. Thursday’s announcement drew…

Republican Senators Target Christopher Steele—and the Reason Is Obvious

Christopher Steele.Victoria Jones/AP Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. Christopher Steele is not the issue. Yet the former British intelligence official who wrote a series of unconfirmed reports on Trump-Russia connections during the 2016 campaign seems to have become the main target of congressional Republicans. On Friday, two Republican senators—Charles Grassley…