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Elizabeth Warren Asks Big Banks to Detail Their Preparations for Climate Change Risks

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) sent a letter to a number of U.S. banks, asking them to detail the preparations they are making for what she considers the impending climate change crisis, Reuters reported on Wednesday.

Millennials’ Favorable View of Socialism Will Play Prominently in 2020 Election

Whether the United States should move toward socialism is shaping up to be one of the defining issues of the 2020 election, and millennials and members of Generation Z have decidedly different views on the subject than previous generations of Americans. Millennials, ages 23 to 38, and Generation Z, ages 18 to 22, are projected…

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Bernie Sanders’ Radical Agenda Would Double Government Size, Increase Spending by over $60 Trillion

Socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) radical agenda would effectively double the size of government with at least $60 trillion in new spending, according to modest estimates.

Watch: Bernie Sanders Tells Colbert He Won’t Stop Flying Private Jets to Campaign

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) admitted during an appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” that he will use a private jet in order to travel back and forth between the Senate impeachment trial in D.C. and early voting states — a move that stands in stark contrast to his firm position on combating climate change.

Jacki Pick: Democrats Cry About ‘Climate Change’ While Opposing Zero-Emission Nuclear Energy

Democrats posture as sincerely concerned about “climate change” while opposing zero-emission nuclear energy, explained Jacki Pick.

Bernie Sanders Owned by Moderator for Ignoring Race Question to Discuss Climate Change

A moderator interrupted Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) during Thursday night’s Democrat debate after he failed to answer a question on race, opting to use the moment to talk about climate change instead.

Jane Fonda Slams GOP, Praises Green New Deal in Press Club Speech

Left-wing activist and actress Jane Fonda delivered a speech Tuesday slamming Republicans, praising the Green New Deal, and denouncing the energy industry for destroying the earth.

Video: Jane Fonda Demands End to Fossil Fuels at Climate Change Protest

Radical left-wing actress and activist Jane Fonda, joined by actress Sally Field, led her tenth consecutive climate-change protest in Washington, D.C. on Friday, demanding fast passage of the Green New Deal and an end to all new fossil fuel exploration and drilling.

Hillary Clinton Delighted by TIME Choosing Greta Thunberg as ‘Person of the Year’

Hillary Clinton took delight in TIME’s decision to name teen climate change activist Greta Thunberg as its “Person of the Year,” adding she could not think of a better recipient and referring to the activist as a “gutsy” woman – a self-regarding homage to Clinton’s own children’s book.

Elizabeth Warren Calls for Blue New Deal: ‘The World’s Oceans Are in Crisis’

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) on Tuesday called for a “Blue New Deal” – news that follows Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) dubbing his campaign as “the climate campaign.”

Valerie Plame Praises Lack of Details in Green New Deal

Valerie Plame

New Mexico Democratic congressional candidate Valerie Plame on Wednesday praised the Green New Deal for its lack of details.

“What I love about the Green New Deal is that it is an aspirational document. It doesn’t lay out all the details, and how we get there of course will be contentious, but what I love is the idea it’s an inspiration and that’s what leadership is about,” Plame told liberal podcast host Ana Kasparian during an appearance on “The Young Turks” podcast.

“That’s what President John Kennedy did when he said, ‘You know we’re going to go to the moon. There’s going to be a man on the moon in a decade.’ You set that out there and you move toward that,” she added.

Kasparian later asked Plame about Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) turning the Green New Deal into actual legislation.

“Have you read that legislation? Is it something you are supportive of?” Kasparian asked.

“I’m not that familiar to be able to say what parts of it I agree with, but in general the Green New Deal is something that I think makes absolute sense not only for New Mexico, but for the nation as a whole. We have to get off our reliance on fossil fuels,” Plame said.

Sanders rolled out his $16.3 trillion version of the Green New Deal in August. His plan, which would cost 20 times as much as Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal, calls for the United States to have 100 percent renewable energy by 2030 and entirely decarbonize by 2050.

Plame is not the only Democrat who has compared the Green New Deal to a major historical event. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.), who first introduced the Green New Deal resolution in early 2019, compared the fight against climate change to winning World War II. She also compared people who oppose the Green New Deal to white opponents of the civil rights movement.

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Self-Declared Climate Change ‘Global Leader’ Mike Bloomberg Enjoys His Own Fleet of Private Jets, Helicopters

Billionaire Michael Bloomberg, worth an estimated $54 billion, enjoys his own fleet of private jets and helicopters while describing himself as a “global leader” on the environment and climate change.

Bernie Sanders Circa 1991: ‘We May Lose the Planet for Our Grandchildren’

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) warned that “we may lose the planet for our grandchildren” in a speech 28 years ago, calling the validity of his ever-evolving climate change deadlines into question.

Climate Change Protesters Hold ‘Black Friday Funeral for Future’

Climate change activists swapped credit cards for homemade signs, using Black Friday to call attention to the climate change “crisis,” with some activists holding a “Black Friday Funeral for the Future” in Washington, DC.

Tomlinson: Democrats Have Never Run ‘Authentic’ Candidate Who Understands Rural Georgia

ATLANTA—Democratic Senate candidate Teresa Tomlinson has a theory about why her party keeps losing in her state of Georgia: Democrats have never run “authentic” candidates in the past who can appeal to voters in its central and southern regions.

“Republicans have for now 20 years been able to run the tables in central and south Georgia, because we’ve never been able to run a candidate who is authentic and understands their lives and appreciates their life journey and understands their communities,” Tomlinson told the Washington Free Beacon Wednesday after the Democratic presidential debate. “Well, the mayor of Columbus does, and someone whose family is from central and south Georgia does.”

The campaign for the former two-term mayor of Columbus, Ga., told the Free Beacon she wasn’t taking a shot at Stacey Abrams or other Democrats who have lost in Georgia, only that she was uniquely suited to thwart the “rural strategy” that carried Republican governor Brian Kemp to victory over Abrams in 2018. Tomlinson is seeking the 2020 nomination to challenge Sen. David Perdue (R., Ga.), a Donald Trump ally.

Tomlinson’s remark comes on the heels of Abrams’s closely followed bid last year to become the nation’s first black, female governor. Tomlinson was also delayed in entering the race until May while Abrams publicly mulled running for Senate. However, Tomlinson’s campaign said her comment about the party not running “authentic” candidates before was not a dig at Abrams.

“Of course not!” spokeswoman Nicole Henderson wrote in an emailed response, saying her point was she had “bona fides” by having lived and led outside metro Atlanta.

“Democrats do not normally run candidates from outside of metro Atlanta, which allows the Republicans to run their rural strategy by claiming the Democratic candidate does not have an authentic connection to their non-metro Atlanta life journey,” she said. “Teresa’s profile torpedoes that rural strategy. Her authentic profile relates to the non-metro Atlanta experience.”

Abrams routed Kemp in Atlanta and its formerly Republican-leaning suburbs, but Kemp overwhelmed her in the rest of the state to win by 1.4 percentage points.

“If Teresa Tomlinson thinks she can win over central and south Georgia by campaigning on socialist policies like the Green New Deal that would raise taxes on working families, she’s even more out-of-touch than we thought,” John Burke of the pro-Perdue Georgia Action Fund told the Free Beacon.

Tomlinson is one of four Georgia Democrats bidding for the party’s 2020 Senate nomination to face Perdue, and it hasn’t been a smooth ride. Since its inception, the Tomlinson campaign has struggled with financing and controversy, including one high-profile departure.

Although she was the first to enter the race on May 1—announcing one day after Abrams declared she would not run—Tomlinson failed to clear the field with a second-quarter fundraising total of $520,000. Three other Democrats have entered the race to face Perdue since then.

“Of course, I spent the first month or month-and-a-half explaining Stacey Abrams was not running, as you may remember, so we were quite proud of that,” Tomlinson said of the second-quarter haul.

She only raised $380,000 in the third quarter, leaving her with $1 million less in cash-on-hand than Democratic rival Jon Ossoff. That led in part to the stormy dismissal of her finance chair Edana Walker. Walker, who previously worked for Abrams’s campaign, called Tomlinson “thoughtless and cruel” for asking her to find her own replacement on the way out.

Tomlinson’s campaign manager Kendra Cotton also created controversy when she accused Ossoff last month of “co-opting” civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D., Ga.) and his endorsement. Ossoff lost Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District race in 2017 and has never held office. Cotton, who is black, accused Ossoff of “trying to wear a black man’s narrative and work like a winter coat.”

Tomlinson received criticism for her dealings with the black community in Columbus while in office from 2011 to 2019. Edward O. DuBose, who serves on the national NAACP board of directors, told Mother Jones that Tomlinson was at times “completely out of touch with the African-American community” in Columbus. Tomlinson pointed to her reelection in 2014, when she carried all her city’s black precincts, as proof of her positive relationship with black voters, as well as a record of crime reduction and economic development.

Tomlinson is a former Republican who brands herself a “pragmatic progressive,” rejecting the “socialist” label from Perdue as dirty politics. She favors expanding Obamacare to include a public option over instituting Medicare for All, telling the Free Beacon that eliminating private insurance would “shock the market.” This professed pragmatism did not stop Tomlinson from criticizing voters who have chafed at the cost of the Green New Deal proposal, saying they should “stop complaining” since they are already bearing the burdens of climate change.

The 2020 Senate showdown is widely considered the most important Georgia political race since the gubernatorial election in 2018, a subject of lingering bitterness for state and national Democrats. Abrams still complains Kemp rigged the 2018 election in his favor through systematic voter suppression, claims which have been refuted by fact-checks from the Free BeaconNational Reviewthe Weekly Standard, the Washington Examiner, and others.

In spite of these thorough debunkings, top Democratic White House contenders have continued to claim Abrams should have won. Tomlinson gave a mixed response when asked if she felt Kemp was the legitimate governor.

“I think he won, I mean absolutely,” she said. “I think people always knew there was a little bit of shenanigans going on, that maybe some counties, there was some foul play. But I don’t think that we saw with exact match [laws], with the purging from the rolls, with the absentee ballots being discarded, I don’t think we appreciated until 2018 how pervasive that was and how impactful it was.”

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