Mike Ludwig of Truthout: The EPA appears to be unwilling or unable to back up Scott Pruitt's claim that carbon pollution is not a primary contributor to climate change.
Senate Republicans would be left with just one vote to spare if Doug Jones were to be sworn in ahead of a final vote.
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Susie Day is a writer who specializes in prison issues and political satire. Snidelines: Talking Trash to Power, a collection of her work, was published November 2014 by Abingdon Square Publishing.