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Endorsement: Scientist and climate activist Loraine Lundquist for Los Angeles City Council District 12 19.7.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Loraine Lundquist has outlined a vision for a more inclusive, sustainable Los Angeles.

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A Democrat's Move to Force a Trump Impeachment Vote is Placing His Colleagues in a Tough Spot 17.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Some Democrats worry an impeachment vote imperils moderate and swing district members, while unfinished congressional probes lack support from leadership.
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What Comes Next Now That Articles Of Impeachment Have Been Filed In The House Of Representatives? 17.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Rep. Al Green introduced the articles of impeachment shortly after the House voted to condemn the president's recent remarks about four women in Congress.
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Boulder will host hearing on climate crisis by congressional committee 16.7.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
A new congressional committee on climate change will have its first hearing outside Washington next month in Boulder.
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Lots of Activists Are Really Not Happy that Tom Steyer Has Entered the 2020 Race 15.7.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Billionaire activist Tom Steyer announced his candidacy for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination on Tuesday, promising a populist campaign that harnesses his years of work fighting the fossil fuel industry and advocating for climate action. Yet his decision to enter the race—after […]
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Those ads ripping Garcetti on homelessness? They’re about fighting his Green New Deal 14.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

When Eric Garcetti ran for mayor six years ago, he rode a wave of anger over the political power wielded by the union that represents workers at the Department of Water and Power — and later vowed to reform the agency that Los Angeles residents love to hate.

That effort has since been eclipsed...

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Recalls against Colorado Democrats Brittany Pettersen and Pete Lee can go forward 13.7.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
On Friday afternoon, the Colorado Secretary of State's Office approved petitions for groups seeking to oust Democratic Sens. Brittany Pettersen and Pete Lee. They now have 60 days to gather the required number of signatures.
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Tom Steyer’s bets on private prisons and coal mining could spell trouble in 2020 11.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

When Tom Steyer was running a hedge fund in 2000, he wrote a letter telling some wealthy investors their money would soon flow through an offshore company that would shield their gains from U.S. taxes.

It was routine in finance, but could prove toxic in politics.

Now that the San Francisco billionaire...

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Will Progressive Groups Finally Abandon Susan Collins? 10.7.2019 Mother Jones
When Sen. Susan Collins, a Maine Republican, ran for reelection in 2014, she had the backing of a wide swath of powerful groups whose agendas are more often associated with Democrats. With control of the Senate up for grabs, the Human Rights Campaign—which advocates for LBGTQ equality—endorsed Collins, as did the national gun control groups […]
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Quotes Nancy Pelosi After Being Accused of Insulting the House Speaker: We Don't 'Lack Respect For Her' 9.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Having respect for ourselves doesn't mean we lack respect for her," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. "It means we won't let everyday people be dismissed."
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Trump touts 'environmental leadership,' even as D.C. has floods and critics pounce 9.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
In an East Room event that played like a campaign rally, President Trump touted his push for clean air and "crystal clear" water. He made no mention of climate change, a growing concern for voters.
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Who are the Democratic candidates for president? 9.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Twenty-three Democratic candidates are vying to be the party’s nominee for president — that is, if we’re counting just the more prominent ones — now that California Rep. Eric Swalwell has dropped out of the race. Here are the 17 men and six women aiming to face off against President Trump in 2020:

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When everybody wants a piece of 'God's country' 8.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
The Trump administration plans to open up parts of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument to more mining and grazing. It's become a flashpoint in the grab for public lands.
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Daily Digest: Post-holiday edition 8.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
If you took a break from the news over the long July 4th weekend here are some items you may have missed.
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Trump Is Going to Brag About All He’s Done for the Environment. No. Really. 6.7.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by the Guardian and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Donald Trump plans to go on the offensive against criticism of his industry-friendly rollbacks of environment protections in a speech on Monday, according to three sources familiar with the plans. Trump will tout America’s clean air and […]
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Oregon Republican senators end walkout over carbon bill 30.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Republican lawmakers returned to the Oregon Senate on Saturday, ending an acrimonious nine-day walkout over a carbon emissions bill that would have been the second such legislation in the nation.
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Marianne Williamson Prompts Confused Reactions After Criticizing Healthcare System, Saying Trump Won With 'MAGA' 28.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Marianne Williamson is the only candidate bold enough to propose a witchcraft based health care system," one user tweeted.
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Democratic Debate Key Issues Cheat Sheet: Where Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and More Stand on Major Policies 28.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Tonight's debate includes the majority of 2020 frontrunners along with some candidates (like Williamson and Yang) who present very alternative ideas of what the U.S. government should look like.
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Democratic Debate Cheat Sheet: Key Policies of Elizabeth Warren, Beto O'Rourke, Cory Booker and More 27.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Wednesday evening marks the first of twelve 2020 Democratic primary debates, a time for candidates who are vying for the top of the polls to push ahead and for those struggling with name recognition to make themselves known.
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Who are the candidates on the Democratic debate stage? 26.6.2019 LA Times: Nation

As of this week, there are about two dozen Democratic presidential candidates running — that is, if we’re counting just the prominent ones.

Here are the 20 Democratic candidates who will be participating in the first pair of debates for the 2020 presidential nomination, held over two nights, Wednesday...

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