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Regulations

  1. 2018 midterms
    Total GOP Control in Washington Is About to End. What Did They Get Out of It?For two years Republicans have theoretically had the power to remake the federal government. How did that work out for them? It was a mixed bag.
  2. epa
    EPA: Actually, a Little Radiation Might Be Good For YouThe Trump administration is moving to weaken rules related to radiation exposure.
  3. features
    The Oral History of Four Loko“It almost felt like liquid hyperbole. It was insane on every level.”
  4. New EPA Chief Worries Trump’s Pro-Car-Pollution Plan Is IllegalBut other administration officials believe the plan is legal — because Brett Kavanaugh will say that it is, when the issue reaches the Supreme Court.
  5. The EPA Is Hiding Proof That a Widely Used Chemical Causes Leukemia: ReportTrump appointees are (reportedly) refusing to release a blockbuster EPA report — because industry lobbyists asked them not to.
  6. The Right (and Wrong) Lessons to Take From Doug Jones’s Win in AlabamaBe careful of over-interpretation by partisans. But Jones’s win shouldn’t be under-interpreted, either.
  7. Too Lazy to Kill Regulations, Trump Is Ignoring Them InsteadThe president hasn’t eliminated all that many federal rules — but he has let the GOP’s friends run roughshod over them.
  8. Trump Won’t Be Able to Defang the CFPB Without a FightThe president’s plan to put Mick Mulvaney in charge of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau — without Senate confirmation — might be illegal.
  9. Former Coal Executive With Shoddy Safety Record Will Lead Mine Safety AgencyDavid Zatezalo takes over the Mine Safety and Health Administration as mine fatalities are spiking.
  10. The GOP Donor Class Is a Pack of Ungrateful BratsThe GOP has sacrificed its own political interests — and the public’s most basic regulatory protections — to advance its donors’ radical agenda.
  11. Icahn Fired by Trump As Adviser, Then ResignsAnother Trump ally is gone.
  12. What If McCain Had Said ‘Yes’ to the ‘Skinny Repeal’?If the climactic vote on the “skinny repeal” had gone the other way, the result would have probably been the same: GOP failure, with much time lost.
  13. Will Medicaid Cuts in Senate Health-Care Bill Ever Be Implemented?Mitch McConnell asked conservatives to accept short-term Medicaid concessions in exchange for long-term cuts. They now fear cuts will never happen.
  14. As U.K. Races to Prevent Another High-Rise Disaster, Lax Regulation Draws BlameSixty British high-rises have already failed fire-safety tests following the devastating Grenfell Tower inferno. Hundreds more may still be at risk.
  15. The GOP Just Voted Against States’ Rights to Shield Wall Street From CompetitionRepublicans just a passed a bill that expands federal regulation, discourages saving, and restricts competition, for Wall Street’s sake.
  16. GOP Hits a Dead End on Trumpcare, Cancels VoteAfter a “final offer” to House conservatives failed, Trump and Ryan may be back to square one with a divided GOP and no clear path forward.
  17. Trump Reportedly Said There Is a Second Health-Care Bill Coming SoonHe appears ready to move from one doomed bill to another.
  18. Senate Confirms Leading Opponent of Environmental Regulation As Head of the EPAScott Pruitt will spearhead the Trump administration’s efforts to increase water pollution and accelerate man-made climate change.
  19. WATCH: Crash-Test Dummies Are Getting Pummeled by Drones NowFor science!
  20. Trump’s Economic Strategy Is Looking More and More Like a Right-wing Governor’sLowering business costs in exchange for jobs — and quality of life.
  21. Why Obama Is Writing a Flood of New Regulations for Trump to RepealThere are only so many hours in a legislative day.
  22. Here’s How the GOP Will Swiftly Kill Obama’s Final RegulationsA little-known law will allow Republicans to repeal Obama’s expansion of overtime pay with a simple majority vote in the House and Senate.
  23. Obama Wins Another Battle in His War on CoalBut this thing is probably headed for the Supreme Court.
  24. Regulations
    New York Chefs Now Required to Freeze Raw Fish, Changing Not Much at AllSushi restaurants boast of fresh fish, but many of the city’s best restaurants already freeze their seafood.
  25. Olive Oil
    Are You Buying Counterfeit Olive Oil?Our country is full of sub-par olive oil.
  26. Now Delivering
    Community Boards Are Busting Deliverymen’s Lug NutsWhat would New York be without psycho bikers?
  27. And Now, a Picture of Ben Bernanke, a Mountain Range, and a Leopard-Spotted RiverIn which the Fed chairman contemplates reform.
  28. Financial Regulation Could Cost $221 BillionAnnoying.
  29. Red Tape
    Bloomberg Vows to Speed Up Restaurant Openings by MonthsRestaurateurs, Bloomie feels your pain!
  30. Booze News
    State Liquor Authority: ‘How We Doin’?’The SLA wants to hear what you think of it.