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Reuters PoliticsSep 20, 2019
Political battle escalates over whistleblower complaint about Trump
A political battle over a classified whistleblower complaint about U.S. President Donald Trump escalated on Friday, with Democrats warning of a national security threat and Republicans turning it into an attack on Joe Biden, one of Trump's chief political rivals.

Reuters PoliticsSep 20, 2019
Four Republicans, 19 Democrats vie for U.S. presidential nominations
The largest field of Democratic presidential candidates in the modern U.S. political era got a little bit smaller on Friday when New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio dropped out of the race.

The Daily BeastSep 20, 2019
Yes, Virginia, There Are Republicans Who Care About Climate Change
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily BeastEarlier this year, Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, a bombastic young Trump supporter, unveiled a response to the Green New Deal that recognizes that it "is the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green Real Deal to…achieve robust, economy-wide greenhouse gas emissions reductions." Whether this was a sincere olive branch or a head fake is unclear.

But the rhetoric suggests that there are some Republicans who take these issues seriously and raises the possibility of bipartisan compromise—which is more than Democrats who bother to show up at MSNBC's climate forum can be expected to offer. 

This time, though, there will at least be some competition. Among the candidates participating in the forum will be Republican Bill Weld, the former governor of Massachusetts, whose attendance raises an interesting question: Can the party that gave us Theodore Roosevelt and the EPA offer a climate vision that falls somewhere between out-and-out denial and throwing $16 trillion at the problem?

Read more at The Daily Beast.


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