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After Breaking ‘No Fossil Fuel Pledge,’ Beto Shows Support For Green New Deal Concept

Beto O'Rourke

After violating a public pledge not to accept fossil fuel money, possible 2020 presidential candidate Robert “Beto” O’Rourke is warming up to an aggressive environmentalist proposal being pushed by other members of his party. “Beto is supportive of the concept and how it invests in green jobs, and is looking forward to engaging more on the issue as it continues ...

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Ocasio-Cortez Wants To Fund Her Green New Deal By Taxing People At The ‘Tippy Tops’ At 70 Percent

New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a self-identified democratic socialist, claimed that the United States can implement her environmental agenda if the government taxes the super rich by as much as 70 percent. In an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Ocasio-Cortez explained how her Green New Deal proposal — which consists of fully decarbonizing the U.S. power market within just ...

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Elizabeth Warren Reluctant To Fully Embrace ‘Green New Deal’

Elizabeth Warren, a Democratic senator from Massachusetts who is angling for a 2020 presidential run, is not lending a wholehearted endorsement to the Green New Deal. Warren revealed the launch of her presidential exploratory committee on the last day of 2018, a likely sign that she will try to challenge President Donald Trump in 2020. The announcement came after rampant ...

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Mexican President Fighting Illegal Immigration To US By Lowering Taxes

Newly elected Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador intends to curb immigration into the United States by economically developing his country’s northern states. Loprez Obrador — who entered office in the beginning of December with a leftist agenda — on Monday decreed lower rates for income and value-added taxes in over 40 municipalities that border the U.S. The minimum wage within ...

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Activity Is Plummeting In America’s Biggest Coal Region

The steady decline of the U.S. coal industry is dragging down operations in the country’s biggest coal-producing region: the Powder River Basin. Spread across southeast Montana and northeast Wyoming, the Powder River Basin is geographically the country’s largest coal basin and its most productive. The Powder River Basin — where developers are able to operate more efficiently than other coal ...

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FBI Reveals Record Number Of Illegal Aliens Barred From Buying Guns

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The FBI released its list of those prohibited from gun purchases in 2018, with illegal aliens topping the list by a landslide. A new report from the National Instant Criminal Background Check System breaks down the number of people blocked from buying guns in 2018. At 7,836,600, the “illegal/unlawful alien” category ranked at the top, beating the second category by ...

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Trump’s Cash Advantage For 2020 Has Democrats Worried

Donald Trump success

President Donald Trump’s huge cash reserves for the 2020 election has the Democratic Party concerned, with its leader asking supporters for donations to catch up. The Federal Election Commission revealed in October that Trump has over $100 million cash on hand for the 2020 presidential race — an amount no president has raised in his first term since Ronald Reagan. ...

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A New Study Could Spell Trouble For The Future Of Wind Energy

Wind energy resources have been in sharp decline in regions all across the world, according to a study conducted by Chinese researchers. After analyzing data from over 1,000 weather stations around the world, a team of researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences found that 67 percent had witnessed an extensive decrease in wind power potential over the course of nearly ...

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Shell Announces Major Pivot To Green Energy

In what appears to be the next phase in the oil giant’s efforts to decarbonize, Royal Dutch Shell has revealed an ambitious plan to double its investments in green energy. Shell will boost its expenditures on low carbon energy to $4 billion a year — a staggering increase from its commitment to spend $1-$2 billion annually on green energy within ...

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Israel Holding Early Elections As Bribery Allegations Engulf Netanyahu

Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, struggling to keep his majority together and fighting off corruption allegations, has decided to dramatically shorten the timetable for his country’s elections. Netanyahu and other coalition leaders opted Monday to hold a general election in April 2019 — an election that was originally set for November 2019. Their decision comes as the attorney general is ...

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Immigration Groups To Challenge Trump’s ‘Remain In Mexico’ Policy


Immigration advocates plan to fight the Trump administration’s new directive of requiring asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while their claims are processed. Speaking Thursday before a House Judiciary Committee hearing, Secretary of Homeland Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen revealed a sweeping new policy for migrants who claim asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border. Dubbed the “Remain in Mexico” plan, migrants who seek asylum ...

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Lawmakers Overwhelmingly Vote To Modernize US Nuclear Fleet

Congress passed bipartisan legislation that aims to streamline the regulatory process for commercial nuclear plants, bringing relief to an industry that has witnessed decline and uncertainty. The Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act was approved in the House of Representatives by wide margins Friday, clearing the chamber by 361 to 10. The Senate had already approved the bill on Thursday ...

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Can The $13 Million-Plus GoFundMe For Trump’s Border Wall Actually Work?

A GoFundMe campaign to fund President Donald Trump’s border wall has raised over $13 million in several days.  There are lingering questions over whether the funds can be used to toward construction of the wall, with congressional approval needed to direct the money toward Homeland Security.  Trump and congressional Democrats appear ready to enter a government shutdown over funding for ...

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