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Over its past six seasons, the fictional Showtime series "Homeland" often tries to mirror real-world political drama. Last season, a newly elected president was given an ominous warning by an intelligence official.
Ranchers across the West watched intently as the federal government prosecuted a Nevada ranching family for leading armed militia standoffs over cattle grazing on public land. Last month, the case against Cliven Bundy and his sons collapsed and now they're calling on other cattlemen to defy federal grazing rules and regulations.
The question now is whether – or if – that will resonate among scores of other ranchers who rely on federal public land to graze their cattle.
More than a dozen states oppose the Trump administration's proposal to open up nearly the entire U.S. coastline to offshore oil leasing. Federal officials will get public feedback on the plan in Sacramento on Thursday. The Interior Department says it takes local concerns into account — as happened in a recent controversial move with Florida — but states have no direct say, since the leasing would take place in federally controlled waters.