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Valerie Richardson

Valerie Richardson

Valerie Richardson covers politics and the West from Denver. She can be reached at vrichardson@washingtontimes.com.

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Commuters dealt with snowfall on Monday in Chicago, which had no accumulation in January and February for the first time in 146 years, according to the National Weather Service. The massive storm is disrupting travel in the Northeast. (Associated Press)

Nor'easter fuels debate on whether snow means more change in climate

The looming blizzard puts a chill on the ongoing narrative that this year's warm winter provides proof of catastrophic human-caused climate change, just as President Trump prepares to sign an executive order this week dismantling the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan. Published March 13, 2017

Rep. Chris Coons, Delaware Democrat, accompanied by Sen. Robert Menendez, New Jersey democrat, talks about the Palestinian effort to seek U.N. recognition of statehood, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) **FILE**

Chris Coons walks back talk of Russia-Trump collusion

Sen. Chris Coons, Delaware Democrat, on Sunday walked back his bombshell declaration about transcripts showing Russia-Trump collusion, saying he had no proof such documents exist and apologizing for any "hyperventilating." Published March 5, 2017