By MJ Lee Bill Clinton turned up the heat on the leading Republican presidential contenders Tuesday, saying their opposition to acknowledging climate change makes the country â€œlook like a joke.â€ â€œIf youâ€™re an American, the best thing you can do is to make it politically unacceptable for people to engage in denialâ€ about climate change, […]
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Total Pawlenty Turnaround on Global Warming
By Paul Chesser I’ve been tough (I think) in challenging former Minnesota Gov. (and now presidential candidate) Tim Pawlentyâ€‹ about his past support for cap-and-trade and policies to constrain carbon dioxide emissions. In December 2009, when he first started visiting New Hampshire, he was still talking like CO2 was pollution, and still failed to remove […]
Gingrich Feels the Heat for Appearing in Global Warming Ad With Pelosi
Every presidential candidate is going to come into the 2012 race with baggage. But Newt Gingrich has what, for primary voters, could be a doozy in his closet — three years ago, he cut an ad with Nancy Pelosi for Al Gore’s climate change group.The ad, in which Gingrich and Pelosi don awkward smiles while […]
Graham Withdraws Support for Climate Legislation
By Juliet Eilperin The effort to enact comprehensive climate and energy legislation this year suffered a critical blow Saturday when Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (S.C.), the key Republican proponent of the bill, withdrew his support because of what he said was a “cynical political” decision by Democrats to advance immigration legislation first. The move forced […]
Is a New Day Dawning in America?
Scott Brown’s historic victory on Tuesday in Massachusetts has a lot of people asking the question whether there’s a new day dawning in American politics.Â This video does a pretty good job of framing the issue.