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Durbin on Green New Deal: ‘What in the Heck Is This?’

Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) was asked for his position on the so-called Green New Deal, which is a piece of legislation that would remake the nation’s economy with a goal of curbing the threat of

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Barney Frank: Green New Deal a ‘Loser’ for Democrats

Appearing on CNBC’s Squawk Box Tuesday, former Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) called the Green New Deal a “loser” for 2020 Democrat presidential candidates, arguing that you “don’t destabilize a society by doing too much change at once.”

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Fire at Tesla Plant Requires Hazmat Response

A recent fire at Tesla’s production plant in Fremont, California, required a hazmat unit to extinguish, but Elon Musk’s car company claims it will not affect production.

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Gavin Newsom Cuts Jerry Brown’s Twin Tunnels to One

California Governor Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday in his first “State of the State” address that he would be cutting the California WaterFix, also known as the “Twin Tunnels,” from one tunnel to two.

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 07: U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) (L) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) (R) hug each other as other Congressional Democrats look on during a news conference in front of the U.S. Capitol February 7, 2019 in Washington, DC. Sen. Markey and Rep. Ocasio-Cortez held a news …

Mitch McConnell to Force Green New Deal Vote to ‘Rattle’ Democrats

UPDATE — 2:19 p.m. EST: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) confirmed Tuesday afternoon that he will bring a vote on the Green New Deal, telling to reporters on Capitol Hill: “I’ve noted with great interest the Green New Deal. And we’re

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 30: U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks as other House Democrats listen during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol January 30, 2019 in Washington, DC. House Democrats held a news conference to introduce the 'Paycheck Fairness Act.' (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Hayward: Ocasio-Cortez Disavows the Green New Deal’s FAQ After It Becomes a Mockery

The Green New Deal (GND) quickly became the subject of such mockery that its godmother, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, attempted to scrub the talking points from her website and pretend they never existed at all. The effort to erase this political disaster is one of the biggest political gaslighting operations in recent memory. It happened so fast that half of the online Left is still touting the GND as the irresistible wave of the future, while the other half thinks it’s a trick concocted by right-wing pranksters.