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Congress Urged to Open Hearings on Rise of Racist Hate Groups Coinciding with Trump Presidency

Interview with Scot X. Esdaile, member of NAACP National Board of Directors and president of the NAACP CT State Conference of Branches, conducted by Scott Harris

Anti-Government Protests in Haiti Linked with Venezuela’s PetroCaribe Program

Interview with Kim Ives, an editor with the Haiti Liberté newspaper, conducted by Scott Harris

Portland, Oregon’s Biking Program Sets Model for U.S. Cities

Excerpt of talk by Roger Geller, manager of the Portland Bureau of Transportation’s Bicycle Program, recorded and produced by Melinda Tuhus

This Week’s Under-reported News Summary Feb. 27, 2019

Compiled by Bob Nixon

  • House panel probes Trump advisors’ push for Saudi nuclear deal
  • Hedge funds win, Puerto Ricans lose in first debt restructuring deal
  • Can public-private solutions solve California housing crisis?

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"The White House plans to fight a subpoena issued by the House Judiciary Committee for former White House counsel Donald McGahn to testify," according to The Washington Post, citing people familiar with the matter https://t.co/15HjuBwq5Z

"I think it's time": J. W. Verret, a former Trump transition team staffer, now calls for impeachment https://t.co/rLMMp6BEDa

Jared Kushner, at the TIME 100 summit, just claimed that the ensuing investigations that stemmed from the Russia investigation have been more harmful to the country than the initial Russian interference itself, which he described as a couple of Facebook ads. @MSNBC

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"There are risks, great risks, associated with doing nothing — as Nancy Pelosi and Stenny Hoyer would seem to prefer — or proceeding with deliberate caution combined with cautious deliberation — as Jerry Nadler and Adam Schiff would seem to prefer. At the same time, there are great opportunities associated with impeachment. Thus the two cheers.

"The risk is real. But it is not as great as it might seem. In addition, there are risks, great risks, associated with doing nothing."
The case for impeachment cannot be made unequivocally."

Jeffrey C. Isaac is James H. Rudy Professor of Political Science at Indiana University, Bloomington lays out why the risk is worth taking.....
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According to the new research, published in the journal Nature Communications, melting permafrost caused by accelerating Arctic warming would add close to $70 trillion to the overall economic impact of climate change if the planet warms by 3°C by 2100.

Even if action is taken to limit warming to 1.5°C by the end of the century, the research found melting permafrost would still add $24.8 trillion to overall climate costs.
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