Tuesday on Fox News Channel's "Hannity", Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) mocked former Vice President Joe Biden, a candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, for his newly unveiled climate proposal.
Candidate Jay Inslee, Washington state's governor, unveiled an ambitious plan that seeks 50 percent reductions in USA emissions by 2030, two decades sooner than Biden's.The plan earned high praise from influential first-term congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who called it the "gold standard".
During a speech at the California Democratic Convention in California, Presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders made his stances on several important policy issues very clear: he will not compromise on the climate, on health care, or on guns.
Beto O'Rourke, the former Texas congressman who almost won a U.S. Senate seat previous year in the reliably conservative state, is struggling in his White House bid and has lost support from young voters and minorities, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos national poll.
Josh Nelson, vice president of the progressive group Credo Mobile, pointed out on Twitter that Biden's plan contained almost identical language to documents from the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions and the BlueGreen Alliance.
Later in the segment, Gaetz said the plan was a sign of the lack of inspiration behind the Biden campaign.
During the same time, other leading Democratic presidential candidates saw their support increase.
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Nishikori extended his impressive record in five-set matches to 23-6, including a 6-1 mark at the clay-court Grand Slam. The 37-year-old eventually won 7-6 (7-4) 4-6 7-6 (7-5) 6-4 in three hours and 17 minutes on Court Suzanne Lenglen.
For decades, Democratic leaders who favor abortion rights have accepted Hyde restrictions, but pressure is building to get rid of it. According to the Guttmacher Institute, women of color disproportionately make up the majority of Medicaid enrollees.
"There's NO political or ideological excuse for @JoeBiden's support for the Hyde Amendment, which translates into discrimination against poor women and women of colour plain and simple", pro-choice non-governmental National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League said in a statement.
Biden envisions expanding the nation's railways, with massive growth that theoretically would reduce vehicle demand.
Among his ideas for automobiles, Biden calls for fuel economy standards "beyond" the Obama administration's goal of about 54 miles per gallon. The Trump administration has rolled that back, saying the regulation would increase consumers' purchase prices of cars.
Like O'Rourke, Biden specifically mentions nuclear energy as a source the federal government should boost with tax incentives.
Biden has dealt with accusations of plagiarism before. Biden also urges an worldwide alliance that would help other nations afford low-carbon development and pitches a global moratorium on offshore drilling in the Arctic.