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The Spot: After apparent snub, has Jared Polis regained this group’s trust? 22.2.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
In this week's politics newsletter, The Spot: Hickenlooper and Bennet are in Iowa, the sex education bill clears the House and politicos on the move to new jobs.
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AOC Vs. GOP: The Many Insults Hurled At Ocasio-Cortez 21.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's critics have paid for a billboard in New York City's Times Square blaming the 29-year-old for single-handedly bringing down a major deal between Amazon and New York.
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Roseanne Unloads On Ocasio-Cortez, Democrats on YouTube 21.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) was the first subject on Barr's mind in the almost-two minute clip, with the actress referring to the congresswoman as "that “Farrakhan loving, bug-eyed b---h." While Barr did not refer to Ocasio-Cortez by name, she mentioned the Green New Deal, the New York congresswoman's signature bill.
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Policy News: February 19, 2019 20.2.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: ESA Selects Graduate Student Policy Award Winners Ten graduate students will travel to Washington, DC to receive policy and communication training and meet with lawmakers. Democrats Introduce the “Green New Deal” in House and Senate A sweeping and aspiration resolutions could be a major element of debate heading into 2020 presidential season. ...
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Poll: Likely 2020 Voters Support Parts of Green New Deal, Despite Concerns Over the Cost 16.2.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. A majority of likely 2020 voters support key aspects of a Green New Deal even when faced with potential costs and downsides, but strict regulations to decarbonize the nation’s top polluters could trigger a backlash, according to a new poll from proponents […]
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$1,973 LEDs and the Green New Deal 16.2.2019 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
How many union workers does it take to screw in a light bulb?
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John Hickenlooper has an answer for New Hampshire Democrats who want to beat Trump 16.2.2019 Denver Post: Local
Democrats in New Hampshire are eager to take down President Donald Trump in 2020. Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper says he can win back Trump voters because he has been in their shoes.
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Pressured by Congress, EPA moves to limit highly toxic chemicals found in drinking water 15.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Under pressure from Congress, the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday it would move toward setting safety limits for a class of highly toxic chemicals contaminating drinking water around the country. Environmentalists, congressional Democrats and state officials countered that the agency...

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Support is growing for a Green New Deal 14.2.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
US Politics In recent weeks, a polar vortex blew across the U.S., killing at least 20 people. At the same time, U.S. government scientists reported that 2018 was the fourth-warmest year on record, with the five hottest years occurring in the past five years. A huge hole in one of the largest glaciers in Antarctica is causing accelerated melting there, while across that continent, large lakes of meltwater are bending, buckling and threatening to collapse these vast ice sheets -- all leading to rapidly increasing global sea level rise. Glaciers melting in the Himalayas threaten tens of millions of people downstream with flooding and the disruption of water supplies. As evidence that the planet is experiencing what has been called "the sixth great extinction," a recent review of scientific data concludes that 40 per cent of the world's insects are on the brink of extinction. President Donald Trump's response? During the polar vortex, he tweeted: "What the hell is going on with Global Waming? (sic) Please ...
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AOC Green New Deal 'Gaffe' Covered Up: GOP Senator 13.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas accused journalists of “disappearing” a problem with the Green New Deal.
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Daily Digest: Klobuchar on ‘Green New Deal’ 13.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A quick look at some political stories making news in Minnesota.
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Ted Cruz Calls Green New Deal ‘Kooky’ and ‘Nutty’ 13.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The Texas senator held a fund-raising conference call Tuesday night, but quickly turned to slamming the Green New Deal proposal.
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Howard Schultz Slams Green New Deal as ‘Not Realistic’ 13.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The former Starbucks CEO who's exploring a 2020 presidential run as an independent said, "let’s not just throw things against a wall because it’s a good slogan or we get a press release."
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McConnell plans to bring Green New Deal to Senate vote 13.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Senate majority leader wants to put the massive progressive climate change framework to a vote. Its Democratic sponsor is not pleased by the move from the top Senate Republican.
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McConnell to Test Democrats’ Support for Green New Deal 13.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The move is viewed as a political one, aimed at forcing rank-and-file Senate Democrats to take a stance on the liberal proposal.
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Vote on the Green New Deal 12.2.2019 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
Every Member of Congress should step up and be counted.
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GOP Launches Attacks on Democrats Over 'Green New Deal' 12.2.2019 Wall St. Journal: Policy
Republicans have seized on the ‘Green New Deal’ in an effort to paint Democrats as extreme on energy policy, attacking the proposal to slow climate change and launching advertisements tying swing-district Democrats to the idea.
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Ocasio-Cortez Responds To Trump Slams On Green New Deal 12.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Ah yes, a man who can’t even read briefings written in full sentences is providing literary criticism of a House Resolution," Ocasio-Cortez said on Twitter after retweeting the quote from Breitbart News' White House correspondent Charlie Spiering.
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Democratic 2020 Candidates Back AOC's 'Green New Deal' 11.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Senator Cory Booker from New Jersey on Friday tweeted that “we can do this” in reference to the Green New Deal, while Senator Kirsten Gillibrand from New York announced last week that she would be “co-sponsoring” the resolution.
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House Climate Panel Democrats Got Nearly $200,000 in Fossil Fuel Industry Donations 9.2.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The nine Democrats selected by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to serve on the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis received a combined $198,000 from fossil fuel industry political action committees in the 2018 election cycle. The majority of the donations went […]
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