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STORY HIGHLIGHTS The Summit highlighted the ways in which subnational actors and leaders from all sectors are “taking ambition to the next level” with a plethora of commitments and announcements that, if implemented, will generate over 65 million new, low-carbon jobs by 2030. More than 60 state, regional and city governments and multinational businesses committed to 100% zero emission vehicles through The Climate Group’s ZEV Challenge. To unlock inclusive economic growth, 488 compa...
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Inn this June 6, 2018, photo, Senior White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow speaks during a briefing at the White House in Washington. As the midterm elections draw closer, a variety of Republican leaders, cognizant of broad public support for social-insurance programs like Medicare and Social Security, have said it’s Republicans who are the true champions of the programs – reality be damned. Donald Trump went so far as to argue two weeks ago, “We’re saving Social Security; the Demo...
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Kavanaugh And Accuser To Testify Publicly Before Senators Next Week Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The Brett Kavanaugh confirmation saga heated up in a big way Monday, with increased calls for a delay in the process to examine the allegation that he tried to sexually assault a girl at a high school party in the 1980s. President Trump himself said a "little delay" is no big deal. Kavanaugh, meanwhile, insisted anew that the allegation is false, and both he and accuser Christine ...
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by on September 16, 2018
Insurgent Democratic women running for Congress are pushing the party to rethink its approach to politics if they retake control of Capitol Hill in the fall. At the annual meeting of the Congressional Black Caucus Friday, black female candidates who prevailed in primaries over established incumbents said it’s time for a conversation about how the party is structured. They expressed frustration that the party is tilted against rising politicians — especially those of color — and argued tha...
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by on September 15, 2018
Despite Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s easy win, insurgent progressives celebrated a near sweep of down-ballot races in New York’s Democratic primaries. For many in the national media, the lead story of Thursday’s Democratic primaries in New York was centrist Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s easy win over insurgent progressive  Cynthia Nixon. They took it as evidence that big money and establishment credentials were still winning out over left-wing activism. But this focus on the top line misses the real revolut...
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U.S. President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort agreed to cooperate with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election as part of a plea deal, prosecutors said on Friday. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump gives a thumbs up as his campaign chairman Paul Manafort looks on during Trump's walk through at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, U.S., July 21, 2016. Manafort, 69, pleaded guilty in federal...
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Alessandra Biaggi, a lawyer and former aide to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, at her victory party. “We have now cut the head of the I.D.C. snake,” she said. Years of anger at a group of Democratic state senators who had collaborated with Republicans boiled over on Thursday, as primary voters ousted nearly all of them in favor of challengers who had called them traitors and sham progressives. The losses were not only a resounding upset for the members of the Independent Democratic Conference, w...
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by on September 13, 2018
Well before he was elected to the presidency, Donald Trump managed to go bankrupt four times. In each of these bankruptcies he had risked billions of dollars of other people’s money. But while they lost money, he managed to escape unscathed. The first time, when his Atlantic City gambling casino when bankrupt, Trump’s father bought millions of gambling chips and never redeemed them. Who bailed out Trump during his next three bankruptcies? In his op. ed. column in Monday’s New York Time...
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State Senator Jeffrey Klein, the former leader of the now-defunct Independent Democratic Conference, has spent $2.4 million in his primary race against Alessandra Biaggi. Money and power are no strangers to Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, so it should be no surprise that with his political life on the line, he is aggressively deploying both. Mr. Klein, who led the Independent Democratic Conference, now defunct, is blanketing his primary race with money, turning the contest into New York’s mo...
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by on September 11, 2018
People hold their hands up March 24 during the March for Our Lives rally in Seattle, Wash., to call for legislatiion to address school safety and gun violence. I remembered crying at work on Feb. 14. Mass shootings don’t surprise me anymore, but this particular one did. Seventeen students and teachers in Parkland, Fla., died, saving others as their final act. I scrolled through my Twitter newsfeed, devastated by the information creeping through CNN, Buzzfeed and others. I watched one v...
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by on September 11, 2018
Clockwise from top: Cynthia Nixon, Zephyr Teachout, Jessica Ramos, Letitia James. On September 13, New Yorkers will head to the polls for their state primaries. The 2018 Midterms are of crucial interest nationwide, from the upstart Democrats running to oust Republicans to the progressives seeking to replace long-term Democrats and push their party further to the left. In New York, a state that’s both widely blue and also widely rife with corruption, we’re seeing a flood of the latter. It’...
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Supreme Court nominee discussed notable surveillance cases during Thursday testimony. Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the third day of his Supreme Court confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill September 6, 2018 in Washington, DC. On Thursday, during the second-to-last day of hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) had an interesting exchange over recent privacy cases with the Supreme Court ju...
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