January 8, 2018
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Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The Republican-controlled Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Monday declined a proposal advanced by Energy Secretary Rick Perry that would have supported coal and nuclear power plants.The commission said the Trump administration was not able to provide any evidence that closing down coal-fired power plants threatens the country’s electrical grid; critics said the strategy would have interfered with electrical energy markets and raised rates in certain locations of the country. FERC said it will evaluate details sent by the system operators in charge of the grid, and will choose within 60 days if additional action is necessary.The unforeseen choice thrilled critics of the plan.
“Rick Perry’s plan to prop up aging nuclear and dirty coal plants was never ever about making certain the lights and heat remained on,”John Moore, energy policy professional at the Natural Resources Defense Council, informed The Associated Press.”It was about securing the savings account of plant owners at the expense of everyday Americans.”< a href=http://theweek.com/authors/catherine-garcia > Catherine Garcia January 8, 2018
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After 25 years in office, Rep. Ed Royce (R-Calif.) revealed Monday he will retire when his term is up.Royce is chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and most of his district is in Orange County, as soon as a Republican fortress and now thought about by lots of to be a 2018 battleground. Democrats want to retake the Home this year, and already five Democrats have actually announced their intention to run in Royce’s district.
January 8, 2018
On Monday, President Trump’s previous deputy assistant Sebastian Gorka released a column in The Hill defending the president versus a number of explosive claims inFire and Fury, Michael Wolff’s new book about the Trump White Home. Gorka’s op-ed would likely please the president, as he gleefully bashes the “#FakeNews” and uses a paragraph-long parenthetical to belittle the “outrageous assertion” that the Trump campaign and Russia collaborated throughout the 2016 election.There’s simply one
issue: Gorka composes that he satisfied Wolff in the White Home on an unnamed person’s orders and declined an interview with the author. While that may be exonerating for Gorka himself, provided the furor the book has stirred, it directly refutes Trump’s claim that he personally declined Wolff’s requests to go to the White House: So, when I fulfilled Michael Wolff in Reince Priebus’workplace, where
he was waiting to talk with Steve Bannon, and after I had been informed to likewise speak with him for his book, my attitude was courteous but company:”Thanks however no thanks.”Our quick encounter strengthened my suspicion that this oleaginous scribe had no interest in being fair and impartial. [Sebastian Gorka, v ia The Hill] Gorka isn’t really the only Trump ally who keeps in mind Wolff at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.; White House Press Secretary
Sarah Huckabee Sanders informed press reporters last Wednesday that the author had”just over a lots interactions”at the White Home. See More Speed Reads