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U.S. President Barack Obama (R) presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to William Ruckelshaus (L), the first and fifth Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, during an East Room ceremony November 24, 2015 at the White House in Washington, DC.

DELINGPOLE: Mass-Murdering Bureaucrat Tells Trump How to Run EPA

Far from weakening the Environmental Protection Agency, Donald Trump needs to beef it up. Or so says a guy in the New York Times by the name of William D. Ruckelshaus, the former EPA administrator responsible for probably the blackest moment in the institution’s history.

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Massive Study Casts Doubt on Zika As Cause of Microcephaly

Preliminary results published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) found that of nearly 12,000 pregnant women from Columbia who were infected with the Zika virus, none gave birth to babies with microcephaly. While four cases of the brain defect were reported with mothers who did not have Zika symptoms and were not participating in the study, that number of cases is what would statistically be expected.

Pregnant women wait to be attended at the Maternal and Children's Hospital in Tegucigalpa on January 21, 2016. The medical school at the National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH) recommended that women in the country avoid getting pregnant for the time being due to the presence of the Zika virus. …

Senate Democrats Block Zika Funding Because It Doesn’t Fund Planned Parenthood

Through its alliance with the Democrat Party and the pro-abortion mainstream media, Planned Parenthood has promoted the notion that its biggest money-makers — abortion and birth control — are the means to combat the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which is being linked to cases of a rare birth defect called microcephaly, primarily in Brazil.

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House Democrats Condemn Easing Pesticide Regulations to Combat Zika

Liberal Democrats in the House rejected a bill that would end a redundant Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) permit requirement to spray federally approved pesticides into bodies of water to combat the mosquito that carries the Zika virus.