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Greta Thunberg to testify in Congress on Earth Day

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks to participants at a climate change protest on Jan.17, 2020 in Lausanne, Switzerland. | Ronald Patrick/Getty Images Teenage Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg will testify before Congress at an Earth Day hearing on Thursday,......

Lawmakers scramble for ‘musical chairs’ to view Biden’s first Capitol speech

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Presidential addresses to a joint session of Congress are a historic tradition, but Democrats are particularly excited this spring after four years of gritting their teeth while former President Donald Trump delivered speeches — and bombastic broadsides — beneath the......

World whiffs on Biden’s pleas for bold climate pledges

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here The two-day virtual summit is expected to draw 40 world leaders, including Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin. The White House has whetted the appetite of the global community by promising to promote its new national target......

Dems weigh narrower health ambitions for infrastructure package

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here “I think the situation is fluid,” said Senate Finance Chair Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), who co-authored a bipartisan drug pricing bill in the last Congress. “But I know that in 2022, seniors are going to really be looking at the people......

Democrats agonize over game theory on Biden’s $2T-plus spending plan

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here But as much as Republicans trust Coons is acting in good faith, his idea doesn’t address the divisive political question of how to pay for the package. And that leaves them reason to be wary, since Democrats are likely to......

Yang tweets about street vendors — and ignites fury on the left

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here “No one is saying this but you,” the NYC chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America, which has not endorsed in the race, tweeted Sunday. “We don’t need more cops arresting street vendors.” The fight over street vendors in New......

McCarthy: I’ve met with Gaetz, he professed innocence

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Asked again Thursday whether Gaetz would maintain his seat on the House Judiciary Committee given its oversight of the Justice Department, McCarthy said Gaetz “is the same as any American. He’s innocent until proven guilty. There’s no charges against him......

Florida House passes contentious transgender sports ban

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here House and Senate Republicans in Florida have seized on women’s sports as a priority in 2021, following the path of more than 20 other GOP-leaning states that are using the issue to limit transgender rights. LGBTQ advocacy groups like Equality......

Rep. Matt Gaetz announces ad buy to ‘fight back’ against CNN, allegations

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here In recent weeks, Gaetz, a firebrand conservative and staunch Donald Trump supporter, has been embroiled in a growing controversy as media reports have detailed a Justice Department investigation into claims against him of a possible sexual relationship with a minor......

Senate’s bipartisan swing at China faces GOP curveballs

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Young’s assessment reflects the ripple effects of the Senate’s broader dynamics, with Republicans chafed as Democrats seek to push through President Joe Biden’s top agenda items without support from the GOP. The parties’ interests overlap considerably on China, as both......

Granholm: Reconciliation possible for clean energy standard, but no decisions made

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Clean energy standard: The Energy secretary said no decisions have been made on how exactly such a standard would work, but said the Biden administration is open to ways that a CES could work for both “the pockets of this......

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