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We're probably not going to hit the world's most important climate goal

2 degrees Celsius.  It's one of the most widely-publicized numbers in the world. In 2015, world leaders convened in Paris and agreed to limit the planet's warming this century to below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-Industrial Revolution temperatures — and possibly even cap Earth's warming at an ambitious 1.5 degrees Celsius (or 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit).  To get there, leaders proposed rapidly slashing heat-trapping carbon emissions from power plants, cars, and industry. But it wasn&a...

The U.K.’s Version of the Green New Deal Has No Idea What It’s Doing

‘THIS IS AN EMERGENCY,” warns the website of the Extinction Rebellion, a group of climate-change activists whose civil disobedience has included gluing themselves to a train and to Jeremy Corbyn’s fence, nailing a pink boat to the ground in Oxford Circus, pouring fake blood outside Downing Street, holding a “die in” at London’s Natural History Museum, and camping beneath the city’s Marble Arch.What do they want? (1) For Britain to declare a “climate and ecological emergency,” (2) for Britain to ...

It's time for nations to unite around an International Green New Deal

Several countries have proposed their own versions of a Green New Deal, but climate change knows no borders. We need a global response ‘The stakes of the international Green New Deal are not merely environmental.’ Photograph: Craig Easton/Getty Images/Cultura RF In times of crisis and catastrophe, children are often forced to grow up quickly. We are now witnessing this premature call to action on a planetary scale. As the adults in government accelerate their consumption of fossil fuels, chil...

A Sanders candidacy would make 2020 a referendum on the future, not a referendum on Trump

One thing that immediately struck me in Lauren Gambino's excellent analysis of the Democratic nomination campaigns in The Guardian: a quote from GOP never-Trump political consultant Rick Wilson, who counseled Democrats not to select Bernie Sanders and make the election about actual policies, "Democrats have two choices: make this a referendum on Donald Trump or lose. That’s it. There are no other options." I think every Democrat and Democratic voter loves it when lifelong Republican grande...
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Netflix drops trailer for 2018 midterms doc 'Knock Down the House'

The Netflix doc Knock Down the House debuted at Sundance earlier this year, winning the Audience Award for U.S. Documentaries. Directed by Rachel Lears, it follows the midterm Congressional campaigns of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Amy Vilela, Cori Bush, and Paula Jean Swearengin. Knock Down the House comes to Netflix May 1st. (Photo: YouTube Screenshot)
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‘Knock Down the House’ Trailer: Go Inside Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez’s Run For Office

29-year-old New Yorker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has become something of a pop culture superstar for her progressive ideals, no-nonsense approach to politics, and active social media presence. Now a new Netflix documentary will provide an inside look at how she became the youngest woman to ever serve in Congress. Knock Down the House follows Ocasio-Cortez and three other women – Amy Vilela, Cori Bush, and Paula Jean Swearengin – as they ran for office last year. Check out the trailer below. K...
Tags: Documentary, Movie Trailers, Netflix, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Knock Down the House, Rachel Lears

Pelosi fails to back immediate impeachment of Trump - in sharp contrast to other senior Democrats

Nancy Pelosi has urged caution to those Democrats pushing for the immediate impeachment of Donald Trump, a move that puts her at odds with a number of high profile and influential members of her party.As Democrats consider whether or not to pursue impeachment, perhaps the most consequential decision the party will take over the next 18 months other than its selection of a presidential candidate, the House speaker said it was “important to know that the facts regarding holding the president accou...

Knock Down the House Trailer: Sundance Winner Comes to Netflix

Knock Down the House trailer: Sundance winner comes to Netflix Netflix has released the official trailer for the award-winning documentary film Knock Down the House, offering us our first look at the campaign journeys of four female progressive candidates including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, against powerful incumbents in the 2018 midterm elections. The documentary will be available for streaming on May 1, exclusively on Netflix. Check out the video below! PB = PB...
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36 movies coming out this summer that are worth your time and money, and could help break box-office records

The 2018 summer movie season was huge for the global box office as movies like "Avengers: Infinity War," "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom," and "Mission: Impossible - Fallout" were just some of the big earners. It led to the season having an 11% spike in business compared to the year before. And 2019 is set up to be even bigger. The summer season gets an early start thanks to Disney moving "Avengers: Endgame" to this weekend, and declaring that summer begins on April 26. And then the hits just k...
Tags: Hollywood, Disney, Trends, Netflix, House, Zac Efron, Bundy, Skywalker, Lily Collins, Ted Bundy, Hobbs Shaw, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

‘Nothing wrong with taking information from Russians’, Giuliani says as Democrats keep Trump impeachment options open

Donald Trump’s personal lawyer has claimed there was “nothing wrong” with his campaign taking information from Russia, as the fallout and toxicity triggered by the publication of Robert Mueller’s report grew.As Democrats said they were keeping open their options of seeking to impeach Mr Trump for his alleged efforts to obstruct Mr Mueller’s probe, Rudy Giuliani went on the offensive, saying “any politician” in the US would have sought damaging information about an electoral rival.“There’s nothin...
Tags: New York, News, Russia, Elizabeth Warren, US, America, Barack Obama, Cnn, Hillary Clinton, Mitt Romney, Fox News, Kremlin, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump

Trump and impeachment: where Democrats stand after Mueller

Elizabeth Warren and Rashida Tlaib have called for action, but many lawmakers say more information is needed firstLong before a redacted version of the Mueller report was released this week, the winds of impeachment were swirling around Donald Trump’s presidency. Related: Trump tampered with witnesses. These Senate Republicans voted to oust Bill Clinton for doing just that Continue reading...
Tags: Elizabeth Warren, US news, Democrats, US politics, Bill Clinton, Amy Klobuchar, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Mueller, Cory Booker, Robert Mueller, Trump Administration, Pete Buttigieg

The Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of the ’80s Was a Republican

The Green New Deal isn’t new. Back in 1988, both parties saw climate legislation as sensible.
Tags: News, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Carbon Dioxide, Alexandria, Law and Legislation, United States Politics and Government, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio-Cortez, Green New Deal, Claudine Schneider, Timothy Wirth

Mueller report: Elizabeth Warren becomes first 2020 candidate to call for Trump’s impeachment

Elizabeth Warren has become the first 2020 election candidate to make a clear call for impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump following the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s redacted report.The Massachusetts senator tweeted that it would be damaging to “ignore a president’s repeated efforts to obstruct an investigation into his own disloyal behaviour” and would allow future presidents to act in the same way. She added: “The severity of this misconduct demands that elected officia...
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Pelosi Pressured as Progressives Demand Impeachment Post-Mueller

Mueller identified at least 10 instances of potential obstruction of justice by the president, fanning calls for Trump’s impeachment from progressives such as 2020 presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren and freshman Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The severity of the misconduct by Trump identified by Mueller “demands that elected officials in both parties set aside political considerations and do their constitutional duty,” Warren, a Massachusetts senator, wrote on Twitter.
Tags: News, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, Warren, Trump, Pelosi, Mueller, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

AOC is going to Kentucky

First AOC gave a great speech about how the Green New Deal was good for workers, including coal workers; then she accepted GOP Rep Andy Barr's invite to visit the coal-miners in his Kentucky Appalachian district; then Barr disinvited him, citing her "incivility" in her response to the racist attacks on Rep Ilhan Omar; then it transpired that Barr has no coal mines in his district, but it doesn't matter, AOC is going anyway: "Luckily, we still have open borders with Kentucky, we are free to trav...
Tags: Post, News, Kentucky, Gop, Petard, Aoc, APPALACHIA, Barr, Ilhan Omar, Andy Barr, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Green New Deal, Challenge Accepted, Rep Andy Barr, Kentucky Appalachian

Socialist Squawk

Art by Michael Ramirez Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez USA –-( Socialist Squawk. The continued arrogant lecturing of freshmen Democrat know-nothing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is starting to annoy not only the Majority party leader but her own constituents back at home in Bronx, NY who are still stinging from the loss of 25,000 job from her doing. Did you enjoy this cartoon? Sign up for Ammoland in your Inbox and get our daily cartoon and email news! You call yourself pro-gun? Prove i...
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As Caucus Mulls Next Moves Post Mueller Drop, Pelosi: ‘Congress Will Not Be Silent’

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s now up to Congress to decide what to do with special counsel Robert Mueller’s findings about President Donald Trump. While the special counsel declined to prosecute Trump on obstruction of justice, he did not exonerate him, all but leaving the question to Congress. Mueller’s report provides fresh evidence of Trump’s interference in the Russia probe, challenging lawmakers to respond. The risks for both parties are clear if they duck the responsibility or prolong an inqui...
Tags: New York, News, Congress, California, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Russia, Ap, Fbi, United States, Ireland, House, Mitch McConnell, Associated Press

What Does “Harm To Ongoing Matter” In The Mueller Report Mean, Exactly?

The Mueller report was finally released to the public today and while it had a number of very interesting revelations, it also contained some heavy redactions, including some pages that were almost completely blacked out. These redactions were justified on the basis that whatever information they were covering up could cause "harm to ongoing matter."The internet was quick to pick up the phrase and run with it, deciding that "harm to ongoing matter" was a really great band name in addition to a ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Russia, Fbi, Syracuse, Guy Fieri, Trump, Roger Stone, Ivanka, Dan Pfeiffer, Matt Gallagher, William Barr, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Tim Millan

Ocasio-Cortez says she'll sign on to impeachment proceedings after reading Mueller report

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Thursday that she would support impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump
Tags: Cnn, Mueller, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio Cortez

Mueller Report Highlights: Trump Is F*cked, Hope Hicks Is Confused & Ivanka Is Mentioned A LOT

It's been almost two years since Special Counsel Robert Mueller was appointed to lead an investigation into the Russian government's efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election and to determine if the Trump campaign colluded in any way with those efforts.During the course of the investigation, Mueller's team has brought charges against six Trump associates and 25 Russians for interfering in the election. In late March, Mueller delivered the completed report to Attorney General Willia...
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AOC responds to Mueller report by accusing of Republican's 'double standards on impeachment'

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has responded to the publication of the Mueller report by accusing Republicans of double standards on the issue of impeachment.As the White House and Republicans sought to claim the special counsel’s report contained no evidence of criminal wrongdoing and that Democrats had no grounds to try and impeach Donald Trump, she tweeted a video that contained several members of the GOP explaining why they had censured Bill Clinton two decades ago.Among them was senator Orrin Hat...
Tags: News, White House, Gop, United States, House Of Representatives, Bill Clinton, Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump, South Carolina, Clinton, Aoc, Orrin Hatch, Mueller, Lindsay Graham, The New York, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: I invited Barr to the Bronx to talk climate change. He said no.

Ocasio-Cortez continued to tease a Kentucky Republican lawmaker for backpedaling on his invitation for her to visit the Bluegrass State.
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Fox News denied access to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez town hall on veterans' health care

Organizers of the Protect Veterans Health Care at the VA town hall in New York featuring Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tell Fox News that the event was at capacity, but video from inside the building tells a different story. 'Fox & Friends Weekend' co-host and veteran Pete Hegseth sounds off on the rejection.
Tags: New York, News, Va, Fox News, Pete Hegseth, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Fox Friends Weekend, Protect Veterans Health Care

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she left Facebook because 'social media poses a public health risk to everybody' (FB)

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez used Facebook to campaign for office, and it was a major success. But, in a recent interview with Yahoo News' Skullduggery podcast, Ocasio-Cortez said she "gave up" on using Facebook personally. Ocasio-Cortez uses other social media still: She has an active Instagram presence, and uses Twitter "on the weekends occasionally." Visit for more stories. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is done with Facebook. "I personally gave up Facebook," she said...
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Ocasio-Cortez left Facebook. Good for her

Even freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the breakout star of the Democratic Party, whose social media savvy has thus far been a key ingredient to her political career, is apparently not immune from the toxic effects that too much social media consumption can have on a person.
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez left Facebook. Good for her

It's a big deal for someone whose political ascension was so wrapped up in the social media platform to now say it's toxic and she's taking a break, says Anushay Hossain, who praises Ocasio-Cortez's bravery in naming Facebook as a "public health risk."
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It's good Ocasio-Cortez left Facebook

Even freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the breakout star of the Democratic Party, whose social media savvy has thus far been a key ingredient to her political career, is apparently not immune from the toxic effects that too much social media consumption can have on a person.
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Opinion: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez left Facebook. Good for her

Even freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the breakout star of the Democratic Party, whose social media savvy has thus far been a key ingredient to her political career, is apparently not immune from the toxic effects that too much social media consumption can have on a person.
Tags: News, Stories, Democratic Party, Facebook Good, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

"A Message From the Future": short film about the "Green New Deal Decade," narrated by AOC, drawn by Molly Crabapple, presented by Naomi Klein

The Intercept has just released "A Message From the Future," a short science fiction movie narrated by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and drawn by Molly Crabapple, describing the coming "Green New Deal Decade," when Americans pulled together and found prosperity, stability, solidarity and full employment through a massive, nationwide effort to refit the country to be resilient to climate shocks and stem the tide of global climate change. It's an astonishingly moving and beautiful piece, and deplo...
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