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Trump’s senior environmental nominee busted for plagiarizing her responses to Congress

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On Tuesday, Democrats on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee claimed that President Donald Trump’s nominee for the top White House environmental post appears to be guilty of plagiarism more than a dozen times over.

As the Washington Examiner reports, environment and public works committee Democrats said that in written responses to the committee’s questions, Kathleen Hartnett White, who is nominated for to lead the White House Council on Environmental Quality, gave answers to their questions that appeared to be copied “verbatim” from other Trump EPA officials, including the agency’s administrator, Scott Pruitt. Those Democrats counted at least 18 instances that appeared to be copied from other EPA officials.

“We are troubled that it appears you have cut and pasted from the written answers of other nominees in your responses to questions that were submitted to you,” those senators wrote in a letter to White published Tuesday.

Though the Republican majority of the committee advanced White in a party-line vote last month, she has not yet been confirmed by the full Senate.

A former chairwoman of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, White’s last employer was the Texas Public Policy Foundation, a group the Examiner describes as “a conservative think tank that has received funding from Koch Industries, Exxon Mobil, Chevron and other energy companies.”

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Democrats on the Environment and Public Works Committee staunchly oppose White due to her “views contrary to established science on climate change.”

You can watch an example of those views below, in a video of White discussing “the benefits of CO2,” via the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

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‘Names are going to start coming out’: New report says more elites will be exposed in the Epstein case — and ‘DC is on edge’

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Will other powerful people — presumably men — get taken down as a result of the sex trafficking case against Jeffrey Epstein?

That’s the hope of many closer followers of the story, but it’s far from clear what, if any, fallout there will be. Epstein’s connections to Presidents Bill Clinton and Donald Trump have raised suspicions about potential evidence of their wrongdoing, such suspicions remain unproven. Alan Dershowitz has already faced accusations of being involved in Epstein’s crimes, though he denies the charge vigorously.

But a new report from Vanity Fair’s Gabriel Sherman says that “DC is on edge” over the Epstein case, and any elites who have run in his circles could be involved. Dozens of girls, if not more, are believed to be involved in his alleged sex trafficking, and lawyers for some of the women who have accused Epstein are strongly suggesting that other high-profile figures will be implicated.

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Trump drops swear word in North Carolina — before whining he has ‘no friends’ as president

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In a story about how great he is, President Donald Trump told his North Carolina rally audience on Wednesday that a "business person" he knows always hated him. But he's doing well now anyway because of the president's policies.

"He came up to me and I said, 'How are you doing?' Very warm, you know. 'Hey, how are you doing. Let’s get out of here,'" Trump recalled.

"And he said, 'I’m doing good, you are doing good.' I said, 'Yeah.' I said, 'You know, you don’t like me and I don’t like you, I never have liked you, and you have never liked me. But you are going to support me because you are a rich guy, and if you don’t support me, you are going to be so Goddamn poor, you are not going to believe it.'"

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‘It’s so un-American’: Internet scorches Trump supporters for racist chants of ‘Send her back!’

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The ignoble highlight of President Donald Trump's rally in Greenville, North Carolina on Wednesday was when his fans doubled down on his racist attacks on four Democratic congresswomen of color and targeted Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), chanting "Send her back! Send her back!"

Political commentators of all stripes were gobsmacked by the crowd's naked racism — and buried them in condemnation:

The crowd at Trump’s rally chanting “send her back” after the President viciously and dishonestly attacked Ilhan Omar is one of the most chilling and horrifying things I’ve ever seen in politics.

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