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You ‘deal in mythology and slogans’: Van Jones loses it with EPA head claim it’s not about climate denial

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President Donald Trump’s EPA director Scott Pruitt told CNN’s Jake Tapper that the president isn’t concerned about the debate over climate change, for him it’s about jobs. While it might be the best the GOP can spin the issue doesn’t follow what Trump has spent two years saying on the campaign trail.

“There’s so much wrong. So many wrong things,” Jones told a laughing panel. “Simple stuff. Simple stuff. He says he is so proud we reduced, under the Clean Air Act, pollutants by 65 percent. That’s a huge achievement, he’s proud of it. But carbon wasn’t counted as a pollutant under the Clean Air Act until half way through the Obama term. Then Obama tries to move forward and they stop him they say ‘it’s terrible.'”

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Jones said that either we’re for the Clean Air Act or not. Being for the Clean Air Act means Supreme Court justices who believe there is a responsibility to reduce pollution and are against it.

“When you have the word salad of nonsense coming from an EPA administrator didn’t say one word about the environment,” Jones noted. “His job is to be the environmental protection person. There was no protection in the speech. This was part of why I think normal people — you just saw Elon Musk pull out [of Trump’s business roundtable]. You cannot deal with this White House because you cannot deal with facts, can’t deal with science, can’t deal with economics, with jobs, can’t deal with anything except mythology and slogans. That’s where we are.”

Pruitt’s comments came after Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) claimed the 4.5 billion-year-old sun is no longer reliable and Trump’s economic advisor Steve Moore didn’t know the difference between 1,000-year-old windmills in Holland and wind energy mills in western Kansas.

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'There's so much wrong with this': Van Jones… by sarahburris


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Pennsylvania Dem unloads on GOPers who pushed to reopen as they hid colleague’s COVID-19 infection

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Pennsylvania state Rep. Brian Sims (D) lashed out at Republican lawmakers who remained silent after testing positive for COVID-19.

Democrats this week accused Republicans of withholding information after Rep. Andrew Lewis (R) tested positive for the virus.

"It's been a week, perhaps longer, that House Republican leadership knew that at least one of their members had tested positive for COVID-19," Sims explained in a Facebook post. "But they didn't go on quarantine until they were done serving alongside us, especially those of us that serve on the State Government Committee."

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Video catches woman in Central Park falsely reporting ‘an African-American man threatening my life’

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A video circulated on social media on Monday showed a woman in Central Park falsely claiming that an "African-American man" threatened her life.

Late Monday, Franklin Templeton announced that an "employee" had been put on leave after rumors circulated online the woman worked there.

The incident was said to occur between a man and a white woman over the Memorial Day weekend. Cell phone video shared on Twitter revealed a verbal confrontation as the woman was exercising her dog without a leash.

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Mask-free customer berates Costco employee as he gets kicked out: ‘I woke up in a free country’

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A man was caught on video berating a Costco employee after he was asked to leave the store because he refused to put on a mask.

The confrontation was said to occur at a Costco warehouse in Las Vegas.

In video shared on social media, the man can be heard telling the Costco employee that he has 3,000 Instagram followers.

"I work for Costco and I'm asking this member to put on a mask because that is our company policy," the employee states.

"I'm not doing it because I woke up in a free country," the customer replies.

At that point, the employee takes the customer's shopping cart.

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