Politics & Government

Politics & Government

Sessions pressures ‘uncomfortable’ DeVos to end transgender protections, report says

DeVos initially resisted signing off on the order that would rescind protections for transgender students in public schools and told President Donald Trump that she was uncomfortable with it, according to three Republicans with direct knowledge of the internal discussions. The order would reverse the directives put in place last year by the Obama administration to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms of their choice.

Politics & Government

New EPA chief’s cozy ties to fossil fuel industry detailed in thousands of emails

In his previous role as Oklahoma’s attorney general, Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt huddled with fossil fuel firms and electric utilities about how to combat federal environmental regulations and spoke to conservative political groups about what they call government” overreach,” according to emails. The emails highlight an often-chummy relationship between Pruitt’s office and Devon Energy, a major oil and gas exploration and production company based in Oklahoma City. The correspondence makes clear that top officials at the company met often with Pruitt or people who worked for him.

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You saw the crowds. Here are the voices of the Women's March.

Half a million people descended on Washington to show solidarity with women and minorities on Donald Trump’s first full day in the White House. The march, they hope, will launch a more connected and inspired women’s movement. It already inspired sister marches around the world.
Natalie Fertig / McClatchy
You saw the crowds. Here are the voices of the Women's March. 3:07

You saw the crowds. Here are the voices of the Women's March.

Obama says farewell: Yes we did, Yes we can 5:00

Obama says farewell: Yes we did, Yes we can

Paul Ryan: 'We hear you, we will do right by you and we will deliver' 2:18

Paul Ryan: 'We hear you, we will do right by you and we will deliver'

What you missed at the RNC last night 2:55

What you missed at the RNC last night