DNC chair candidates spar on future of party as race tightens (Thu, 23 Feb 2017) The two
most prominent candidates to lead the Democratic Party appeared to agree with each other on most of the issues in a CNN debate Wednesday night, while outsider candidates and the
moderators needled them about how sharply the party should focus on President Donald Trump and whether sitting Democratic officeholders should be primaried in 2018.
EPA chief Pruitt’s newly released emails show deep ties to fossil fuel interests (Wed, 22 Feb 2017) Scott Pruitt, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, speaks on Tuesday to employees
of the agency in Washington. A batch of 7,564 pages of emails and other records from Scott Pruitt’s tenure as Oklahoma attorney general — made public Wednesday morning — show that he worked with the
fossil fuel industry in its efforts to roll back environmental regulations. The documents were handed over to the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) Tuesday night as a result of an Open Records Act
request and lawsuit.
Austria detains Ukraine tycoon after extradition ruling (Tue, 21 Feb 2017) Austria arrested one of Ukraine's richest men,
a fresh twist for the one-time ally of ousted pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovych. Gas magnate Dmytro Firtash was taken into custody over alleged links to organised crime in Spain, moments after
a Vienna court ruled he could be extradited to the US on corruption charges. Firtash, 51, made money through connections with Russian gas giant Gazprom, and was at one time linked to a former
campaign aide of US President Donald Trump.