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Tuesday, July 06, 2021

The Department of Defense is canceling a controversial $10 billion cloud computing contract that had been awarded to Microsoft over Amazon under the Trump administration. read more


Wednesday, June 09, 2021

A $9 billion dollar oil pipeline that became a symbol of the rising political clout of climate change advocates and a flash point in U.S.-Canada relations was officially canceled on Wednesday.

Keystone XL, which was proposed in 2008 to bring oil from Canada's Western tar sands to U.S. refiners, was halted by owner TC Energy after U.S. President Joe Biden this year revoked a key permit needed for a U.S. stretch of the 1,200-mile project.

North American oil pipelines, including Dakota Access and Enbridge Line 3, have faced steady opposition from environmental groups, which are concerned about spills and want to slow any expansion of oil production.


Saturday, June 05, 2021

In Donald J. Trump's final weeks in office, Mark Meadows, his chief of staff, repeatedly pushed the Justice Department to investigate unfounded conspiracy theories about the 2020 presidential election, according to newly uncovered emails provided to Congress, portions of which were reviewed by The New York Times

In five emails sent during the last week of December and early January, Mr. Meadows asked Jeffrey A. Rosen, then the acting attorney general, to examine debunked claims of election fraud in New Mexico and an array of baseless conspiracies that held that Mr. Trump had been the actual victor. That included a fantastical theory that people in Italy had used military technology and satellites to remotely tamper with voting machines in the United States and switch votes for Mr. Trump to votes for Joseph R. Biden Jr.


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However, after this report was released, this same group of Republicans said that they're going ahead with their effort to pass 39 new voter laws in the state of Michigan which will, among other things, limit early voting, reduce the number of drop-off ballot boxes, limit who can get absentee ballots and change the voter ID laws already on the books which could disenfranchise an additional 10's of thousands of voters who while they've been allowed to vote in the past, will no longer be considered to have adequate ID. And despite their claim that there was no voter fraud in the state for the 2020 elections, they say that they must enact these laws so that the citizens of Michigan can feel confident that the state legislature is doing their job to protect the sanctity of their vote and will not allow the problems that occurred in 2020 to happen again. When asked what those problems were and why they were not covered in their 60-page report, the response was that many people in Michigan still feels that there must have been problems, even if there was no evidence found. Therefore, these laws are absolutely necessary to make those people feel better. They also said the state's Republicans are seriously considering hiring the same people who are conducting the Arizona 'audit' to conduct a similar 'audit' of the votes that were cast in Wayne County (the city of Detroit is located in Wayne County), this despite the fact that their 60-page report found no problems with the votes cast in Detroit nor how they were counted. And this was after their report warned that the people running the Arizona 'audit' were doing so to make money and/or to continue to spread doubt about the 2020 election.

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