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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Michael Hudson is a senior editor at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. He is the author of The Monster: How a Gang of Predatory Lenders and Wall Street Bankers Fleeced America —and Spawned a Global Crisis.