Politics

11 Reasons Why ‘Everybody Hates Ted Cruz’

11 Reasons Why ‘Everybody Hates Ted Cruz’

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has been surging in the polls lately, leading more and more political strategists to predict  (R-FL) for the Republican nomination. He was tied for first place with Trump in a poll of Republicans in Iowa last week. Cruz—well known for his over-the-top rhetoric—has made some outrageous statements on climate change in recent months. […]

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    Will SNL #DumpTrump As Host Amid Massive Protests?

    Will SNL #DumpTrump As Host Amid Massive Protests?

    The protests over NBC’s decision to have Donald Trump host Saturday Night Live (SNL) tomorrow night are getting really serious. How serious? On Wednesday, the National Council of La Raza, the largest national Latino civil rights and advocacy organization in the country, delivered more than half a million signatures to NBC urging them to #DumpTrump because […]

    Landmark Climate Bill Would End New Fossil Fuel Leases on Federal Lands

    Landmark Climate Bill Would End New Fossil Fuel Leases on Federal Lands

    Senators Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) announced landmark climate legislation today to end new federal fossil fuel leasing on public lands and oceans, and cancel existing offshore federal oil and gas leases in the Arctic. To avoid a temperature increase of 5-10° in the next century 80% […]

    Koch Brothers: We’re ‘Failures’ at Buying Influence

    Koch Brothers: We’re ‘Failures’ at Buying Influence

    The Koch brothers, who are spending about $1 billion on the 2016 presidential election, are downplaying the amount of political influence their bottomless pockets can buy. “I’m kind of like Martin Luther when he was on trial and he said, here I stand, I can do no other,” said Charles Koch in a recent interview. […]

    Hillary Clinton Calls for Federal Investigation of Exxon

    Hillary Clinton Calls for Federal Investigation of Exxon

    In response to a question posed at White Mountains Community College in New Hampshire, Hillary Clinton called on the Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate Exxon: “Yes, yes they should … there’s a lot of evidence they misled people.” Boom! @HillaryClinton calls for DOJ to investigate @exxonmobil for climate fraud: https://t.co/BC8VWyA0f4 via @350action #ExxonKnew — […]

    12 Tweets Worth Noting on GOP Debate on Climate and Renewables

    12 Tweets Worth Noting on GOP Debate on Climate and Renewables

    The GOP presidential debate last night took place at the University of Colorado Boulder. The theme of the debate was the economy, and it was moderated by CNBC. Just as with the previous debates, this one was criticized by environmentalists for not focusing enough on climate issues. Specifically, many on Twitter criticized the candidates for […]

    Naomi Klein: Electing Trudeau Isn’t Enough, We Need ‘Relentless Pressure From Below’

    Naomi Klein: Electing Trudeau Isn’t Enough, We Need ‘Relentless Pressure From Below’

    Our inboxes runneth over with congratulations from American friends. “Pleasure to be able to look north without wincing,” “we’re all thrilled to have regained our sensible neighbors to the north,” “Goodbye Stephen ‘Keystone XL’ Harper.” And then there was this from England: “you now officially have the hottest Prime Minister EVER!” Canada’s newly-elected Prime Minister […]

    Joe Biden Will Not Run for President in 2016

    Joe Biden Will Not Run for President in 2016

    Vice-president Joe Biden announced Wednesday that he will not seek the presidency in 2016. Biden’s announcement, made at the White House with President Obama and Biden’s wife, Jill, beside him, follows weeks of mounting speculation that he would join the Democratic ticket. “I have concluded that it has closed,” he said of the timing to […]