The House just passed its first climate bill in a decade

The House just passed its first climate bill in a decade

Nancy Pelosi is trying to force Trump to return the US to the Paris climate agreement. Update, May 2: The House passed the Climate Action Now Act in a 231-190 vote on Thursday, making the first climate bill to pass the House in a decade. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said the bill would “go nowhere,” so it’s unlikely to come up for a vote in the Senate. Read more about the bill in…

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Maryland just elected its first black female House speaker

Maryland just elected its first black female House speaker

The race was a bitter one that grappled with the intersections of race, gender, and political ideology. This week, Adrienne Jones became the first woman and the first person of color to lead Maryland’s House of Delegates. Her election Wednesday isn’t just a win for the state’s historically underrepresented black community; it’s also a microcosm of the tensions the Democratic Party is navigating nationally: from figuring out how to raise up the voices of different…

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Beyond Meat is going public. Meat alternatives are going mainstream.

Beyond Meat is going public. Meat alternatives are going mainstream.

You can now buy a stake in vegan meat. Beyond Meat, the plant-based meat company, started publicly trading Thursday morning, and the stock more than doubled in value right out of the gate — it’s now trading at $60, when just last week the company was estimating it would start selling at $19 to $21. The company sells burgers that contain no meat but taste like they do. Its stated goal is to fix our…

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Stephen Moore’s failed Federal Reserve Board nomination, explained

Stephen Moore’s failed Federal Reserve Board nomination, explained

A charlatan whom the conservative movement pretends is an expert. Stephen Moore, the conservative think tanker and television pundit who Donald Trump had tapped for a position on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, has withdrawn from consideration according to a presidential tweet early this afternoon. Steve Moore, a great pro-growth economist and a truly fine person, has decided to withdraw from the Fed process. Steve won the battle of ideas including Tax Cuts…. —…

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Doctors are blasé about bone health, and it’s leading to more broken bones in the elderly

Doctors are blasé about bone health, and it’s leading to more broken bones in the elderly

Osteoporosis could spiral out of control if we don’t get serious about these screening and treatment issues. At the age of 89, my grandfather walked into the family room from his bedroom, forgetting he needed his walker. We’re still not quite sure exactly how he stumbled and hit the ground, but he ended up with a hip fracture. His doctors deemed him too high-risk for surgery, and so he was left bedbound for the next…

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Pelosi: AG William Barr “lied to Congress,” and “that’s a crime”

Pelosi: AG William Barr “lied to Congress,” and “that’s a crime”

Pelosi did not say whether she thinks the attorney general should face jail time. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi thinks Attorney General William Barr lied to Congress, mischaracterizing special counsel Robert Mueller’s report when he testified in front of a House committee last month. And she thinks that’s a crime. “What is deadly serious about it is the attorney general of the United States of America was not telling the truth to the Congress of the…

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