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U.S. EPA grants biofuels waiver to billionaire Icahn's oil refinery-sources

• Apr 30, 2018


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has granted a financial hardship waiver to an oil refinery owned by billionaire Carl Icahn, a former adviser to President Donald Trump, exempting the Oklahoma facility from requirements under a federal biofuels law, according to two industry sources briefed on the matter.

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Mick Mulvaney Personifies Pay-to-Play

• Apr 25, 2018

<p style="font-size: 10px;">Editorial Board, <strong>The Washington Post</strong></p>

<p><span>THE DEPTH of cynicism expressed by former South Carolina congressman Mick Mulvaney is breathtaking. Mr. Mulvaney, now director of the Office of Management and Budget, as well as interim head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, told a group of bankers on Tuesday that he had a specific litmus test for lobbyists who wanted to see him while he served in the House, from 2011 to 2017. The rule was: He would not meet those who did not make campaign contributions to him, and he might meet those who did. Mr. Mulvaney appears to feel no shame about it.</span></p>


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Mick Mulvaney’s confession highlights the corrosive influence of money in politics

• Apr 25, 2018

James Hohmann, The Washington Post

“We had a hierarchy in my office in Congress,” the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said Tuesday at the American Bankers Association conference in Washington. “If you’re a lobbyist who never gave us money, I didn’t talk to you. If you’re a lobbyist who gave us money, I might talk to you.”

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Scott Pruitt Has Become Ridiculous

• Apr 18, 2018

NRA Proves the Need for Campaign-Finance Reform

• Apr 17, 2018

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