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House Dems Launch Investigation Into Trump’s Meeting With Oil Executives

During a July 2020 visit to a Double Eagle Energy rig in Midland, Texas, then president Donald Trump signed four new oil exploration permits.Tony Gutierrez/AP This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. House Democrats have launched an investigation into a meeting between oil company executives and Donald Trump at…

Trump Wants to Deport Pro-Palestine Protesters—and GOP Lawmakers Are Filing Bills to Make It Happen

Mother Jones; Matt Rourke/AP; John Lamparski/NurPhoto/Zuma Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters.At a rally in Wildwood, New Jersey on Saturday, former President Donald Trump made many questionable comments. He called Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg “Fat Alvin.” He claimed migrant children “don’t speak English.” And…

Lost in the Crowd: The Hidden Biases of Medical Fundraising

Mother Jones; Marc Studer Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters.More than 100 million Americans have medical debt, with half owing more than $2,000; disabled people are twice as likely to have it than those without disabilities. Annually, around half a million Americans are pushed into bankruptcy…