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Activists again demand New Green Deal; stage demonstration at Dem leaders' offices
uschools/iStock (WASHINGTON) -- Hundreds of pro-environment activists lobbied lawmakers on Capitol Hill Monday, in an attempt to pressure Democratic leaders to endorse a Green New Deal for the new majority’s agenda in the next Congress.They staged sit-ins at the congressional offices of Reps. Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer and Jim McGovern and called for a transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy and urged Democrats to leverage their power in the 116th Congress to enact green legislative proposals championed by progressives.“The U.N. says we have 12 years to transform our economy and avert catastrophe,” said Varshini Prakash, Sunrise co-founder, as the...
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'The View': Michael Bloomberg takes GOP, Trump to task
Bill Pugliano/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- Michael Bloomberg, the former New York Mayor who is mulling running as a Democrat in the 2020 presidential election cycle, said Monday the GOP is suffering the consequences of unconditionally supporting an unpopular president.“Republicans did not execute the checks and balances on the White House that the constitution calls for,” Bloomberg said on ABC’s The View.Bloomberg promoted his documentary Paris to Pittsburgh, about the United State’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement's efforts to combat climate change and blasted what he sees as the Trump administration's rolling back of progress in addressing the issue.“How can...
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James Comey responds to recent Trump attacks in new interview
Carsten Koall/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Former F.B.I. Director James Comey, in an interview in New York on Sunday, responded to recent criticisms from President Donald Trump, who called him dishonest and accused him of lying in a Congressional hearing last week.Comey also said Democrats "have to win" the 2020 presidential election.Trump posted several tweets attacking Comey over the weekend after he testified before the House Judiciary and Oversight committees in a closed session on Friday, but the ousted F.B.I. chief said he mostly shrugged it off."We have to remind ourselves that the president of the United States of America is...
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