EPA Threatens to Cut California Road Funds Over ‘Chronic’ Smog

Amid a growing dispute over climate change and vehicle emissions standards, the Trump administration on Tuesday threatened to withhold highway funding and other federal grants from California over its “chronic air quality problems.”

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House Panel Dives Into Cyber Threats to Electric Grid

A malicious cyberattack in March disrupted the California, Utah and Wyoming electrical utility systems for several hours. No customers lost power and it only affected internal system operations, but it was enough to raise concerns about a more damaging and widespread attack on the electric grid.

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Trump Demands End to Obstruction Probe

Moments after Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi accused President Donald Trump of being engaged in a “cover-up,” the president told reporters gathered outside of the White House Wednesday that he would not negotiate with Congress on any policy, of any sort, until multiple congressional probes involving him conclude.

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Poll: Americans Don’t Want Federal Spending Cuts

Most Americans from both major political parties want the government to boost federal spending on education, veterans’ benefits and infrastructure, but that call for more spending comes during a period of historically low trust in the federal government, the Pew Research Center reported Thursday.

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