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Aug 9, 2018

Weekly Primer: Failing Coal And Nuclear Plants One Step Closer To Cash Gift From Trump

The independent federal commission that in January unanimously rejected the Trump administration’s shady plan of simply pouring money into failing coal and nuclear power plants might soon have a new member — one of the people responsible for coming up with that shady plan. There’s a shadow Veterans Administration and, surprise, its made up of a bunch of civilians whose only qualification is their willingness to give the President money. Finally, the truth is out: the FCC lied to the public and members of Congress. There was no cyberattack on its public comment system last year, the FCC’s inspector general said, just a whole bunch of comments from politically engaged people angry about net neutrality. Faced with the truth, Chairman Ajit Pai deflected blame. Yes, the Education Secretary’s family yacht was mysteriously untied and left to float off into Lake Erie last month. But did you know it flies a Cayman Islands flag, which allows the DeVoses to avoid a buffet…

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