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Democratic Green New Deal Defectors Chart Their Own Climate Path

“The Green New Deal is a political document,” said Casten, a member of the moderate New Democrat Coalition of 101 lawmakers. Casten is a Democratic Green New Deal defector, one of a group of moderates who are rejecting the progressive package that has become a lightning rod for critics and are instead crafting their own climate-change policies. Among the ideas some defectors are considering are measures that would impose a national mandate for the use of cleaner power sources or implementing a...
Tags: Science, Casten, New Democrat Coalition, Democratic Green New Deal




Beto Lands Quick Endorsements From Younger Lawmakers

Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) quickly racked up endorsements from a number of younger lawmakers on Thursday — a group that hints at the generational and ideological divides that will likely fuel the 2020 Democratic presidential primary. Within hours of announcing his presidential campaign, O’Rourke landed endorsements from Reps. Stephanie Murphy (D-FL), Kathleen Rice (D-NY) and Veronica Escobar (D-TX). All three are on the younger side, and represent the coalition O’Rourke will need if he’s...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, Joe Biden, House, Amy Klobuchar, Nancy Pelosi, Dc, Biden, BETO, Rice, Democratic, Murphy, TX, Sen Bernie Sanders, Rourke


"Maybe it’s the aunt or uncle you didn’t want to invite to the wedding," but Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez "is part of the family."

Said Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ), quoted in "Exasperated Democrats try to rein in Ocasio-Cortez/The effort is part carrot, part stick. But it's far from clear the anti-establishment political novice can be made to play ball" (Politico):Critics inside the [House Democratic Caucus] felt she didn't deserve [the seat she sought on the Ways and Means Committee], given her lack of professional experience on tax issues and her status as a freshman.“It totally pissed off everyone,” said one senior House D...
Tags: Law, Senate, White House, House, Donald Trump, Democratic, Democratic Party, House Democratic, Democrat Party, Congressional Progressive Caucus, Mitch McConnell R Ky, House Democratic Caucus, Emanuel Cleaver, Ways and Means Committee, Emanuel Cleaver D Mo, Ann Althouse


Is Google programmed to teach us not to write "Democrat Party"?!

In a post earlier this morning, I noticed the congressional Democrats have something called "New Democrat Coalition" and wondered why they accepted using "Democrat" like that when they adamantly oppose "Democrat Party." It's a coalition of Democrats, so Democrat Coalition is fine grammatically. You can use a noun as an adjective when it makes sense. It's the Optimist Club, not the Optimistic Club. Why rankle at "Democrat Party"? And why think you're insulting them by calling it the "Democrat Par...
Tags: Google, Law, Israel, Grammar, Republican Party, Rats, Spelling, Democratic Party, Democrat Party, Hertzberg, Ann Althouse, Optimist Club, Hendrik Hertzberg, New Democrat Coalition, Mesquito, Democrat Coalition


Preparing Americans for the jobs of the future

Rep. Jim Hines Contributor Share on Twitter Jim Himes represents Connecticut's 4th Congressional District in the U.S. House and chairs the New Democrat Coalition. Alastair Fitzpayne Contributor Share on Twitter Alastair Fitzpayne is the Executive Director of the Aspen Institute’s Future of Work Initiative. Most of the two million college stu...
Tags: Column, Tech, United States, Connecticut, Coalition, U S House, Jim Himes, Aspen Institute, McKinsey Global Institute, Jim Hines, New Democrat Coalition, Alastair Fitzpayne


Democratic Centrists See a ‘Silent Majority’ Ready to Rebuild

Rep. Jim Himes is so confident that Democrats will recapture the House of Representatives in the fall elections that he’s wearing a tie with tiny blue waves on it. But sitting at a high-top bar table in Columbus, Ohio, recently, the chairman of the 68-member New Democrat Coalition fretted that his party could still blow…
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Democrats, House Of Representatives, COLUMBUS Ohio, Jim Himes, 2020 Elections, 2018 Elections, New Democrat Coalition