Young Conservatives: Not Engaging on Climate Is a ‘Huge Loss’ for the Republican Party

Young Conservatives: Not Engaging on Climate Is a ‘Huge Loss’ for the Republican Party

by Julia Pyper, Host/Producer Political Climate The American West is being ravaged by wildfires. The Atlantic region is seeing a record number of named hurricanes in a season. Floods in the Midwest have impacted crop yields. For decades, we have been warned of the dangers that climate change will bring, but U.S. policymakers have failed […]

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Centrist Democrats Support Deficit Spending, A Good Thing for a Potential Biden Climate Agenda

Centrist Democrats Support Deficit Spending, A Good Thing for a Potential Biden Climate Agenda

At the start of 2019, Chairman of House Budget Committee, Rep. John Yarmuth, said he and other senior Democrats aimed to write a fiscal blueprint that would cut annual budget deficits by 50% in the next 10 years. We even heard deficit reduction discussed at length in the Democratic primary debates this past winter. For […]

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One Fun Thing: Is DC Going Batty?

One Fun Thing: Is DC Going Batty?

Of course, it is — but not for the reason you think!  Washington, D.C. may not be a state (though it should be) but there is a proposal to name the “Little Brown Bat” as D.C.’s official “state” mammal. Bats have been the subject of much negative attention thanks to their connection to coronavirus, but […]

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Trump Admin Suppresses Science, House Dems Fight Back

Trump Admin Suppresses Science, House Dems Fight Back

Earlier this week in yet another affront on science, Trump White House officials demanded changes to testimony from Dr. Rod Schoonover, a State Department intelligence agency analyst and ultimately barred his written testimony to the House Intelligence Committee warning that human-caused climate change is “possibly catastrophic” and a serious national security threat. The committee chairman Rep. […]

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Exclusive Interview with House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Raúl Grijalva Pt. 2

Exclusive Interview with House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Raúl Grijalva Pt. 2

This is the second part of our two-part interview with House Natural Resources Committee chairman, Rep. Raúl Grijalva. Click here to read part one.   ODP: Can you tell us a bit more about the hearings you’re planning on holding at the Natural Resources Committee this year? What are your goals with the hearings? RG: […]

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First House hearings on climate in nearly a decade dive right into the issues

First House hearings on climate in nearly a decade dive right into the issues

Yesterday both the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change as well as the Natural Resources Committee held hearings to address climate change, which was the first time in nearly a decade that members of the House discussed and acknowledged the issue.

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