EPA staff resisted agency’s new the standard rules on asbestos utilize, emails expose

Emails obtained by New York Times demonstrate employees worried that companies could get away with using asbestos in ways the EPA did not list The Environmental Protection Agency’s own staffers objected to a controversial new US rule governing the use of cancer-causing asbestos, according to internal emails. The rule, issued in June, would require manufacturers…

Is Oklahoma trying to be America’s least progressive state?

As a budget crisis bites, liberals and some conservatives wonder if rightwing fears over abortion and transgender rights are tipping their state into chaos Sitting in a barge on a pond in northern Oklahoma, on a weekend away, Troy Stevenson took a phone call about the news from Washington. He resigned himself to a busy…

Clinton may have taken performance-enhancing narcotics before debate- Trump

Republican suggests medication exams before next showdown and recurs distrust of rigged election at New Hampshire rally Donald Trump suggested on Saturday that Hillary Clinton might have taken performance-enhancing drugs to prepare for their presidential debates, and that both candidates for president should be tested before Wednesdays final debate. Were like athletes, the Republican nominee…

Healthcare and Trump’s travel ban: data proves success of physicians developed abroad

Research indicates slightly better outcomes for US patients treated by physicians trained outside US and many come from countries affected by Trump order American patients treated by internationally trained physicians have slightly better outcomes than those treated by their American-educated equivalents, a new survey has determined, as Donald Trumps ban on traveling from seven Muslim-majority…

Republican healthcare plan will cost 23 million people their coverage, CBO says

Hastily passed House bill which some members said they hadnt read before voting on it would improve on previous version by a mere 1 million people The hastily redrawn Republican plan to overhaul Obamacare would leave an extra 23 million people without health insurance over the next decade, the first official independent analysis of the…

No believable deaths threats against EPA chief Scott Pruitt, Senate Democrat say

Democrats urge investigation into Pruitts security precautions after concluding there was no evidence of believable threats Confidential security appraisals in the Environmental Protection Agency indicate no evidence of specific, credible, physical threats against administrator Scott Pruitt, despite claims that an “unprecedented” number of death threats justify his outsized security spending, according to its consideration by…

Obama hosts NBA champion Golden State Warriors to the White House

President teasings MVP Steph Curry for clowning and says the California teams lineup and playing style is so good its almost not fair Barack Obama welcomed Americas all-conquering basketball champs into the oval office on Thursday and indicated the experiences of a US president and NBA stars are not so different. Standing 6ft 7ins tall…

Clinton’s remarks on the Reagans and Aids demand more than apology

It is hard but important for those who care about Aids to blame the frontrunner of the Democratic party, who takes the support of lesbian voters for granted Talking about former first lady Nancy Reagan on MSNBC on Friday, current leading Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton credited chairperson and Mrs Reagan in particular, Mrs Reagan,…

Republican push ahead with plans to hinder insurance coverage for abortions

A proposed bill would enforce a far-reaching prohibit on private insurance coverage for abortions under Obamacare, and could see tens of thousands lose out Republicans in Congress are advancing a bill that imposes a far-reaching prohibition on private insurance coverage for abortion services for as long as the Affordable Care Act remains in effect and…

Is Trump moving to the centre on handguns? Don’t hold your breath

The president seemed ready to take on the NRA but experience should construct us wary of his inconsistency and inability to master detail Donald Trump stunned Washington this week by espousing a series of gun control measures long opposed by the National Rifle Association and most Republicans on Capitol Hill. The predominating question remained how…