This doesn’t bode well for Jay Inslee
The online poll, released Monday as a collaboration between the Sierra Club and Morning Consult, limited its results to voters who said candidates’ plans for the climate are an important factor in their vote.
While Biden would be the top choice for 37 percent of climate-minded voters, Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) came in second and third with 19 percent and 15 percent, respectively.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D), who has made climate change the cornerstone of his campaign and released his fourth climate proposal on Monday, was the top choice for just 1 percent of those polled. Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas), another candidate who presented a climate plan early in his campaign, polled at 4 percent.
Biden was one of the more recent candidates to roll out a climate platform, announcing a $5 trillion plan earlier this month. Warren has introduced a public lands package and a green manufacturing plan that both touch on climate issues. Sanders has not announced a major climate plan.
The reported reason for why the New York Post cut its coverage of the E. Jean Carroll allegation
The New York Post’s former top editor, a supporter of President Trump and an old lieutenant of Rupert Murdoch who returned to the conservative tabloid as an adviser in early 2019, ordered the removal of a story about writer Jean Carroll’s sexual assault allegations against President Trump, two people familiar with the matter told CNN Business.
The Post’s story about Carroll’s sexual assault allegations was mysteriously scrubbed from the tabloid’s website on Friday afternoon. The link to the story, which had been written by reporter Joe Tacopino, directed readers to a dead or 404 page.
People inside the Post have suspected Murdoch brought back Allan to the Post to help steer the tabloid in a pro-Trump direction. Though that may be the case, stories about Carroll’s accusation against Trump remained online at The Wall Street Journal and Fox News, two other news organizations overseen by Murdoch.
Asked why Allan would order the removal of the Post story about Carroll’s accusation, one of the people told CNN Business, “Nobody needs to explain why. We already know.”
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Beto’s latest policy plan sounds ill-considered
Non-military households would pay a “war tax” to help cover the health care of veterans of newly-authorized wars under a plan Beto O’Rourke’s campaign unveiled Monday.
The former Texas congressman and 2020 Democratic presidential contender’s proposal is part of a series of health and economic measures aimed at improving care for veterans.
O’Rourke is in Tampa on Monday for a veterans’ roundtable, where he is expected to discuss his plan for the first time. It comes before the Democratic field holds its first debate Wednesday and Thursday nights in Miami.
More on the removal of migrant children from a facility that had been reported to be filthy and poorly managed
The U.S. government has removed most of the children from a remote Border Patrol station in Texas following reports that more than 300 children were detained there, caring for each other with inadequate food, water and sanitation.
Just 30 children remained at the facility near El Paso Monday, said Rep. Veronica Escobar after her office was briefed on the situation by an official with Customs and Border Protection.
Attorneys who visited the Border Patrol station in Clint, Texas, last week said older children were trying to take care of infants and toddlers, The Associated Press first reported Thursday. They described a 4-year-old with matted hair who had gone without a shower for days, and hungry, inconsolable children struggling to soothe one another. Some had been locked for three weeks inside the facility, where 15 children were sick with the flu and another 10 were in medical quarantine.
To win the Senate, Democrats will likely need to defeat Susan Collins
Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) drew a high-profile Democratic challenger Monday, as Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon announced her candidacy with a video that sought to undermine Collins’s carefully tended moderate image.
“Susan Collins has been in the Senate for 22 years,” Gideon says in the video. “And at one point, maybe she was different than some of the other folks in Washington, but she doesn’t seem that way any more.”
As Democrats seek to take back the Senate next year, Collins has become an inviting target in the wake of her votes for President Trump’s Supreme Court nominees and his tax bill. In her video, Gideon, who was encouraged to run by national Democrats, highlights both of those issues and includes footage of Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) praising Collins for her actions.
Abortion rights are still (barely) alive in Missouri
Journalism gets results at the border
Because sanctions were working so well before
As we wait for a SCOTUS census ruling, a federal judge sounds convinced on the discriminatory intent of adding a citizenship question
A federal judge in Maryland on Monday explained why he wanted another look at potential racial animus behind the Trump administration’s census citizenship question, with an opinion that said it “is becoming difficult to avoid seeing that which is increasingly clear.”
U.S. District Judge George Hazel moved last week to have an appeals court send the case back to him, after new evidence put forward by the challengers suggested a discriminatory intent in adding the citizenship question to the census.
“As more puzzle pieces are placed on the mat, a disturbing picture of the decisionmakers’ motives takes shape,” Hazel said in his opinion Monday.
The challengers in the case asked that he take another look at the issue after they found relevant evidence in the files of a now-deceased GOP redistricting consultant, Thomas Hofeller.
Now the trade war is personal
The pressure cooker that flew off shelves last Black Friday is getting pulled into the trade war.
The price of the popular Instant Pot would increase nearly $38 to $187.44 if the latest proposed 25% tariff on Chinese imports goes into effect, parent company Corelle Brands LLC said in a letter to the U.S. Trade Representative.
The company said the higher prices were “an unfair consequence” of the trade tensions because targeting electric multi-cookers “will in no way assist the USTR in its policy goals against China.”
Labrie’s case became a national story in 2015
The prep school student who was convicted of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old classmate was released from jail for good behavior.
Owen Labrie’s attorney confirmed to ABC News that he was released from Merrimack County’s jail Monday morning after nearly six months. He was serving the remaining 10 months of his sentence, The Associated Press reported.
Labrie, who is now 23 years old, was a student at the prestigious St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire when he was accused of sexually assaulting a younger student.
The case raised questions about sex culture on campus in light of accusations that the alleged incident was part of a so-called “Senior Salute,” where seniors allegedly target younger students.
SCOTUS sides with FUCT
How much would you pay in Beto O’Rourke’s proposed “war tax”?
Poll: Most people aren’t paying attention
Only 22% of Democrats registered to vote say they know a lot about the candidates’ positions, while 62% say they know a little. And only 35% say they’re paying close attention to the campaign, with almost two-thirds saying they’re paying some or no attention.
It was a rough weekend for Mayor Pete
As he soared from obscurity to top-tier presidential candidate this year, Mayor Pete Buttigieg rooted his unlikely campaign in an argument he hoped would fit both the moment and his relatively thin resume: that what a nation fed up with big government truly needs is to “get Washington to look more like our best-run cities and towns.”
Now that South Bend is in the throes of a crisis over race, policing and city leadership, that rationale is running headlong into the inconvenient reality that when things go sour, mayors can be held immediately and directly responsible in a way that senators and congressman are not.
The recent unrest in South Bend — triggered by the fatal shooting of Eric Logan, a black man, by a white police officer a week ago — has become the most profound hurdle for Buttigieg’s candidacy to date. It has also tested his readiness to confront an issue that seems to call for a visceral, emotional response, rather than the cerebral, levelheaded comportment that has made the 37-year-old mayor seem so unflappable on the campaign trail.