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Biogas created by waste fuels Nepal’s tree regrowth

While forests in Nepal have been shrinking for years, between 2007 and 2010 trees in the South Asian country of 27 million inhabitants began to grow again, reported Al Jazeera English. Biogas has been credited with the shift, as roughly 250,000 Nepalese now use the fuel. Biogas is created by…

Israel withholds tax revenue from Palestinians after UN move

After Palestine’s successful bid to become a non-member observer of the Untied Nations, Israel is withholding $120 million in tax revenue it collected for the Palestinian Authority, reported Newsy. Israel is claiming it will use the money to pay for Palestinian debt to the country, but now the Palestinian Authority…

Harris-Perry guest: ‘Underlying civil war’ will ‘break out’ among GOP in 2016

On MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry on Sunday, the host “begged for forgiveness” for already beginning speculation on the 2016 GOP race for president as her roundtable of guests speculated on which Republicans would take a shot at the open seat. Harris-Perry threw out a range of possibilities, from second-timers like Rick…

Catholic priest to ‘Fox & Friends’: ‘Silly’ for you to be ‘so angry about this war on Christmas’

A Catholic priest is counseling hosts of Fox & Friends to chill out and enjoy the holiday season instead of being “so angry about this war on Christmas” that their network has been hyping. Fox News co-host Clayton Morris began a Sunday segment about the “war on Christmas” by announcing…

Former drug policy adviser ‘can’t imagine’ feds allowing marijuana legalization

Kevin Sabet, who served as a senior drug policy adviser in the Obama administration, said Sunday that it was unlikely the federal government would allow states to legalize marijuana. “I think the administration has been very clear and the president has been very clear that he is against legalization,” he…

GOP Rep. to former Bush staffer: Investigate WMD claims before attacking Susan Rice

Rep. Tom Cole, a Republican from Oklahoma, says that if lawmakers are going to go after U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice over her initial public assessment of the September attack in Benghazi then maybe Congress should also look at how President George W. Bush pushed bad intelligence…

Dan Senor blasts Obama for meeting with MoveOn, ignores meeting with CEOs

Dan Senor, a top adviser to former GOP nominee Mitt Romney, on Sunday lashed out at President Barack Obama for meeting with progressive groups like MoveOn.org after winning the election, but ignored similar meetings with business leaders. Appearing on a Sunday panel on ABC’s This Week, Senor said that the…

Boehner ‘flabbergasted’ Obama offered his campaign promises in debt talks

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) says he was “flabbergasted” when President Barack Obama opened debt talks by offering the same public positions that he campaigned on. According to details circulated by Republican aides last week, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner’s offer included $1.6 trillion in taxes, $400 billion in entitlement spending…

Bill Kristol: Republicans look like they ‘don’t care about the middle class’

Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol is warning Republicans to stop blocking an extension of payroll tax cuts because the party is “looking as if they don’t care about the middle class.” During a Sunday panel segment on Fox News, Kristol noted that President Barack Obama had embraced an extension of…

Protests grip Mexico City as new president is sworn in

The inauguration of Mexico’s new president was marked by demonstrations all around Mexico City Saturday, as well as clashes between police and protesters who continue to call Enrique Peña Nieto’s new administration fraudulent. According to RT, hundreds of demonstrators encountered authorities outside the national congress as Peña Nieto took the…

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