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Another fox may not make it to the hen house

Kathleen Hartnett-White has denied climate change, misrepresented data, and plagiarized for starters

From Huffington Post earlier today:

Kathleen Hartnett-White, President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Council on Environmental Quality, was just one Senate vote away from becoming the White House’s top environmental adviser.

But late Thursday night, the controversial former Texas regulator returned to square one.

The Senate sent her . . .

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December 22, 2017

Henhouse update

One fox out, another nominated

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Dourson out

Last week, one of the worst of a bad lot of industry-friendly Trump appointments withdrew his name from consideration as head of the EPA’s chemical safety office. Michael Dourson (I first wrote about him here) was apparently so bad that even Republicans were not going to support him. As the Washington Post wrote:

Critics said . . .

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December 20, 2017

Is President Trump serious about dealing with America’s opioid crisis?

In case you missed it, he’s put Kellyanne Conway in charge

As the New York Times recently described:

Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Trump, has no public health background, a reputation for bending the truth, and a knack for generating government ethics complaints. Yet Ms. Conway does have the ear of the president.

Despite her resume, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on Wednesday . . .

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December 02, 2017

Hen house update

Trump administration continues to add foxes

A summary

The Daily Beast last month examined the extent to which former industry officials have become regulators of their former industries:

Nearly a year since he won election, the president has turned federal agencies over to the private industries that they regulate. And he has done so to a degree that ethics groups say they have never . . .

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November 14, 2017

Does Trump deserve credit for the improvement in West Virginia’s economy?

The Washington Post's fact checker looks at the evidence

Here’s President Trump three weeks ago with Sean Hannity:

“One thing that I am very proud of, the state of West Virginia. Last month, it was one of the highest percentage increases in GDP, the state of Texas beat it. And people are saying, wait a minute, West Virginia just came in second. Do you know what that is about? That is about cutting . . .

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November 01, 2017

The Intelligencer covers (barely) the Trump campaign indictments

Look for an abridged version of the AP story on page 9 (below the weather map, next to the Goren bridge column and above the Bleifus Tire ad)

Here is today's front page (via Kiosko. net) of five major U.S. newspapers:

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While each of the newspapers (with the exception of USA Today) does feature local stories on its front page, the top story on each of these newspapers is the indictment of Trump campaign officials.

Turn to the front page of this morning's Intelligencer and . . .

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October 31, 2017

The skulk* gets larger as the number of hen house inhabitants is about to get smaller

”How can someone with his focus on defending the industry at all costs be the right choice for the federal agency in charge of overseeing that industry?”

The above quote is from Davie Ransdell who was a former supervisor at the Kentucky Division of Mine Permits. Ransdell is talking about J. Steven Gardner who the Trump administration just named to head the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement. From Ken Ward, Jr. in this morning’s Charleston Gazette-Mail:

President Donald Trump . . .

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October 27, 2017

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