Politics

3:32pm

Mon June 2, 2014
Environment

EPA Lays Out Centerpiece To Obama's Climate Change Policy

Originally published on Mon June 2, 2014 5:50 pm

The Obama administration is announcing new pollution standards Monday. The rules, key elements of President Obama's climate change policy, may decide the fate of coal-fired power plants in the U.S.

3:22pm

Mon June 2, 2014
Politics

With California Campaign, Political Pundit Decides To Try It Himself

Originally published on Tue June 3, 2014 10:08 am

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AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

You'll hear this all the time in news stories about politics. At a certain point a political analyst or pundit is quoted offering insight. Maybe they're university professors with expertise on an issue or on candidates in their region of the country. So what happens when one of those go-to experts removes their pundit hat and becomes a candidate? NPR's Don Gonyea has one such story and he gets some well-known pundits to comment.

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10:48am

Mon June 2, 2014
U.S.

'Harvest Of Shame': Farm Workers Struggle With Poverty 50 Years On

Originally published on Mon June 2, 2014 11:35 am

The documentary Harvest of Shame was revolutionary in its raw portrayal of poverty amongst migrant farm workers. NPR's Elizabeth Blair discusses the film's legacy and the state of migrant work today.

10:48am

Mon June 2, 2014
Around the Nation

Should Getting High Stop You From Getting Hired?

Originally published on Mon June 2, 2014 11:35 am

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

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8:32am

Mon June 2, 2014
The Two-Way

EPA Unveils New Proposal Targeting Greenhouse Gases

Originally published on Mon June 2, 2014 10:52 am

The EPA is proposing rules that would govern carbon dioxide gas emissions by U.S. power plants. Here, coal is transported via conveyor belt to the coal-fired Jim Bridger Power Plant outside Point of the Rocks, Wyo., in March.
Jim Urquhart Reuters /Landov

New federal regulations announced Monday aim to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by 30 percent by 2030.

The draft proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency has sparked opposition from industry groups who say the changes would be prohibitively expensive. But the proposal's backers say the rules are needed to cut carbon pollution that scientists say contributes to climate change.

Update at 10:45 a.m. ET: Proposed Rule Published

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