Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Fires Back at Green New Deal Haters | NowThis

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'I just introduced Green New Deal two weeks ago and it’s creating all of this conversation, why? Because no one else has even tried.’ — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dared people to step up to the plate and take action against climate change like she is. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe In US news, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has faced a lot of criticism over her environmental laws proposal to fight climate change and global warming known as the Green New Deal. In this Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speech we get a little bit of the thought behind the green new deal explained and she addresses the critics. With the green new deal Cortez is trying to create a better future. Across liberal news, few have captivated as much as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Dancing around issues is not something an Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez interview includes. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez: ' I went to go visit these people that were planning this civic action in a church, and they said, you know, this was right after the U.N. report came out that said we had 12 years left to address climate change or our Earth irrevocably change for the worse. And they said we have to do something. And I'm literally looking at people who are 14, 15 years old, and I'm not, you know, I'm 29, and I know that this is gonna be the world that we're gonna have to deal with, that we're gonna have to live in, and, with all due respect to my colleagues, but especially in like the Republican Party, it's like you're not going to have to live with this problem. You're just—I'm sorry. I.E. You’re too old. But seriously, and it's not to create, like, an ageism issue because there are people in older generations that have been fighting for the right thing for decades since the ‘70s. And you know they created the EPA, and they've been fighting on these issues, but there are a lot of other people that are just like not dealing with it, and I'm looking at these people who are like 14, 15 years old in the eye and they're like, help us. ////////// The power is in the person who's trying, regardless of the success. If you're trying. you've got all the power, you're driving the agenda, you're doing all this stuff. Like I just introduced Green New Deal two weeks ago and it's creating all of this conversation—why? Because no one else has even tried. Because no one else has even tried. Some people are like, oh, it's unrealistic. Oh, it's vague. Oh, it doesn't address this little minute thing, and I'm like you try. You do it. ‘Cause you're not. ‘Cause you're not. So until you do it, I'm the boss. How about that? ////// And when it comes to shaping the national conversation, frankly, I think it's because there’s so few people that are trying on a level where they are risking something of themselves. You know there's that that famous Teddy Roosevelt quote. It's the person in the arena. They said ‘man,’ now it’s woman in the arena. My favorite quote. Yeah, and he says, you know, it's not the critic who counts. It's not the person that's sitting in the audience that matters. It's the man in the arena. It's the woman in the arena. It's the person whose face is just smeared with dirt. who’s just eating it, who's falling down, who's trying. That's the only person that matters.' #AlexandriaOcasioCortez #AOC #GreenNewDeal #ClimateChange #Politics Connect with NowThis » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat NowThis is your premier news outlet providing you with all the videos you need to stay up to date on all the latest in trending news. From entertainment to politics, to viral videos and breaking news stories, we’re delivering all you need to know straight to your social feeds. We live where you live. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisnews @nowthisnews

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How We Can Pay for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal | Opinions | NowThis

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‘The Green New Deal will leave us better off economically than we are today.’ — Listen to economist J.W. Mason explain why it just makes sense to support the development of inclusive, sustainable industries. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe The Green New Deal has made a lot of politics news lately, as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez pushes the climate change and global warming solution which would overhaul environmental laws. But will Nancy Pelosi approve and how will we pay for it? For the Green New Deal explained, listen to economic JW Mason: 'Climate science is telling us that we’re currently on track for over 3 degrees of warming this century. That would mean millions of deaths, billions of people at risk of losing their homes to floods. It will mean refugee crises that dwarf what we’re seeing today, and a potentially uninhabitable future. This isn’t something you can put a price on. The Green New Deal is is essential to avoid climate catastrophe. It would be worth paying a lot for that. But here’s the thing: For most of us, the Green New Deal will leave of us better off economically today. Right now, millions of working-age people are unemployed and many millions more are underemployed. The labor force participation rate is 3 points lower than it was a decade ago - that represents an enormous amount of productive labor going to waste. Productivity growth is still very slow - and that is also due in large part to weak demand. Someone needs to spend money to to put those people to work, and to give businesses a reason to boost investment and raise productivity. But consumers won’t spend money if their incomes are low, and businesses won’t invest if there’s no one to sell to. That’s what the government is for. Investing in our economy when no one else can, putting million of Americans back to work and raising living standards in the process. That’s why we shouldn’t think of the Green New Deal as an economic cost. It’s the solution to our biggest economic problem. Can we pay for it? Easily. The Green New Deal can be funded the exact same way we paid for the original New Deal, and for World War II - Congress will authorize the expenditures given a eminent threat to our nation, and the Treasury will spend. Over time, that spending will be financed by a mix of borrowing and higher taxes, especially on the rich. Whether or not we “need” to raise taxes on the rich to pay for the Green New Deal is a bit beside the point. Taxing away extreme concentrations of income and wealth is good for our democracy. As for debt - it’s strange to be worrying about that when interest rates are still extremely low by historical standards. If anyone is worried about the federal debt, it isn’t the bond markets. They seem to be saying: Please borrow more! The limit on what we can spend isn’t financing, it’s the real resources of our economy. And when we see inflation that the Fed can’t get up to its target. When we see huge numbers of prime-aged people out of work in a supposedly strong labor market. When we see businesses enjoying record profits but still slow to invest. When we see wage growth barely budging - then it is clear that we are very far from those limits. A Green New Deal doesn’t mean having to cut back on other material needs. It means mobilizing the vast unused capacity of our economy, that is currently going to waste.' #GreenNewDeal #ClimateChange #AlexandriaOcasioCortez Connect with NowThis » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat NowThis is your premier news outlet providing you with all the videos you need to stay up to date on all the latest in trending news. From entertainment to politics, to viral videos and breaking news stories, we’re delivering all you need to know straight to your social feeds. We live where you live. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisnews @nowthisnews

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Sen. Feinstein VS. Child Activists on Green New Deal — FULL VIDEO | NowThis

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A video of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) clashing with children over the Green New Deal has gone viral. Some say the widely-shared clip misrepresents the full discussion, cutting out Feinstein’s efforts to explain her own climate change plan. Others say it reveals a true generational divide over the urgency of climate action. Here is the raw, un-edited, 11-minute exchange. Decide for yourself. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal is picking up steam. In a recent viral video, Sen. Dianne Feinstein was confronted by a group of school children connected to an environmental activist group about global warming. Diane Feinstein listened to the kids green new deal pitch but also discussed a climate change proposal and environmental resolution of her own. These kids' green new deal pitch might not have resulted in the Senator Dianne Feinstein green new deal response they were hoping for. #DianneFeinstein #GreenNewDeal #ClimateChange Connect with NowThis » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat NowThis is your premier news outlet providing you with all the videos you need to stay up to date on all the latest in trending news. From entertainment to politics, to viral videos and breaking news stories, we’re delivering all you need to know straight to your social feeds. We live where you live. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisnews @nowthisnews

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Chuck Schumer Challenges Mitch McConnell on Climate Change | NowThis

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Sen. Chuck Schumer issued a rare public challenge on the Senate floor to the GOP leader: admit for the first time that 1) climate change is real, 2) it’s caused by humans and, 3) Congress needs to act. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe In the latest news from Washington DC and the Capitol, Senate Minority Leader Senator Chuck Schumer has thrown down the gauntlet for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on climate change and global warming. Senator Schumer wants Senator McConnell to make three admissions about climate change: 1) that it's real, 2) climate change is man made and 3) Congress needs to act on climate change. President Donald Trump has doubts about climate change despite the overwhelming scientific proof. The Republican party has largely been falling in line behind the president's way of thinking. Recently Alexandria Ocasio Cortez has introduced the Green New Deal, which would be a comprehensive legislative solution to climate change aimed at providing jobs and creating a green future. Many 2020 election candidates have said they like the idea of the Green New Deal. #ChuckSchumer #MitchMcConnell #ClimateChange #Senate Connect with NowThis » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat NowThis is your premier news outlet providing you with all the videos you need to stay up to date on all the latest in trending news. From entertainment to politics, to viral videos and breaking news stories, we’re delivering all you need to know straight to your social feeds. We live where you live. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisnews @nowthisnews

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How Butterflies Are Fighting Trump’s Border Wall | NowThis

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This butterfly sanctuary near the U.S.-Mexico border is filing a restraining order against Trump's wall. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe A butterfly sanctuary filed a restraining order against Trump’s border wall. The National Butterfly Center in Texas filed an order which would keep contractors and federal agents off of its property. The center is located in a small town called Mission in the Rio Grande Valley 'This land was all set aside for species conservation both plant and animal and that is what they are now destroying for border wall construction. They’ve already begun eliminating the trees and brush on the federal refuse tracks just to the west of us.' -Marianna Trevino Wright , Executive Director of National Butterfly Center The order argues that to build the wall would violate the Constitution and would cause ‘irreparable harm’ to the environment. The wall would make 70% of its 100-acre refuge inaccessible. The National Butterfly Center attracts 35,000 visitors annually and is home to nearly 200 different species of butterflies . The center has been trying for over a year to stop construction on the barrier. It initially filed the lawsuit on Dec 2017. As of Feb 12, no hearing has been scheduled on the center’s request . The U.S. Customs and Border Protection plans to start building the wall in Feb 2019. President Donald Trump famously sparked the longest government shutdown in US history to secure border wall funding. #Trump #DonaldTrump #Butterflies #BorderWall Connect with NowThis » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat NowThis is your premier news outlet providing you with all the videos you need to stay up to date on all the latest in trending news. From entertainment to politics, to viral videos and breaking news stories, we’re delivering all you need to know straight to your social feeds. We live where you live. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisnews @nowthisnews

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Trump Adviser Grilled Over Cover Up of Latin America Massacre | NowThis

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Trump adviser Elliott Abrams helped cover up U.S. involvement in the El Mozote Massacre, the largest mass killing in modern Latin American history, and Rep. llhan Omar isn’t letting him forget it. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe In US news, Ilhan Omar grilled Donald Trump adviser Elliott Abrams over his past cover-up of the U.S.-backed El Mozote Massacre of nearly 1,000 people in El Salvador. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN): Whether under your watch a genocide will take place and you will look the other way, because American interests were being upheld is a fair question because the American people want to know anytime we engage a country, that we think about what our actions can be and how we believe our values are being furthered. In 1981, nearly 1,000 people were murdered in the El Mozote massacre by the Atlacatl Battalion who were trained and supported by the U.S. Under the Reagan admin, Elliott Abrams distorted facts human rights abuses by the U.S. Omar: On February 8, 1982, you testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about U.S. policy in El Salvador. In that hearing, you dismissed, as communist propaganda report, about the massacre of El Mozote in which more than 800 civilians, including children as young as 2 years old, were brutally murdered by U.S. troops. During that massacre, some of those troops bragged about raping a 12-year-old girl, girls, before they killed them. You later said U.S. policy in El Salvador was a fabulous achievement. Yes or no, do you still think so? Elliott Abrams, Special envoy to Venezuela: From the day that President Duarte was elected in a free election, to this day, El Salvador has been a democracy. That’s a fabulous achievement. Omar: Yes or no, do you think that massacre was a fabulous achievement that happened under our watch? Abrams: That is a ridiculous question. Omar: Yes or no? Abrams: No. Omar: I will take that as yes. Abrams: I will not respond to that sort of personal attack which is not a question. Omar: Yes or no, would you support an armed faction within Venezuela that engages in war crimes, crimes against humanity, or genocide, if you believe they were serving U.S. interest as you did in Guatemala, El Salvador, and Nicaragua. Abrams: I am not going to respond to that. I am not sure if this entire line of questioning is meant to be real questions, and so I will not reply. #IlhanOmar #MozoteMassacre #Congress Connect with NowThis » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat NowThis is your premier news outlet providing you with all the videos you need to stay up to date on all the latest in trending news. From entertainment to politics, to viral videos and breaking news stories, we’re delivering all you need to know straight to your social feeds. We live where you live. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisnews @nowthisnews

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Ted Cruz Wants El Chapo to Pay for the Border Wall | NowThis

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Ted Cruz is trying to pass a bill that would make El Chapo pay for Trump's border wall. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is trying to pass a bill called the EL CHAPO Act. that would divert all money from recently convicted drug kingpin Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman to help finance increased border security, including Trump’s border wall Cruz first introduced the act in April 2017 and reintroduced it early Jan 2018 He began pushing for it on social media on Feb 12 on the heels of El Chapo’s conviction. After a 12-week trial, El Chapo was convicted on 10 federal criminal charges, including international distribution of cocaine, heroin, marijuana and other drugs. He faces life in prison and prosecutors want his estimated $14 billion estate handed over to the U.S. government. ‘America’s justice system prevailed today in convicting Joaquín Guzmán Loera, aka El Chapo, on all 10 counts. U.S. prosecutors are seeking $14 billion in drug profits & other assets from El Chapo which should go towards funding our wall to #SecureTheBorder.’ -- Ted Cruz in a tweet. The act has been referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. #TedCruz #ElChapo #DonaldTrump #BorerWall Connect with NowThis » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat NowThis is your premier news outlet providing you with all the videos you need to stay up to date on all the latest in trending news. From entertainment to politics, to viral videos and breaking news stories, we’re delivering all you need to know straight to your social feeds. We live where you live. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisnews @nowthisnews

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Conservative Economist Cuts Through Trump’s Anti Immigrant BS | NowThis

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This conservative economist explained how immigrants help raise the wages of all American workers, despite what Trump wants you to believe. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe In the latest US news, former director of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and conservative economist Douglas Holtz-Eakin explained to members of Congress how immigrants and immigration helps raise all American wages. Since Donald Trump entered politics he has kept a hard line on illegal immigration and undocumented immigrants. This is based on the Republican party stance that immigrants will drain social security and take away jobs from people already here. This has led to President Trump, the White House and the department of homeland security's policies on immigration including a desire to build the wall (a border wall) for more border security, ramping up the role of border patrol, and separating immigrant children from their families. But President Donald Trump's xenophobia is likely based on an economic lie. #Immigration #Economy #Immigrants #Trump #Republican Connect with NowThis » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat NowThis is your premier news outlet providing you with all the videos you need to stay up to date on all the latest in trending news. From entertainment to politics, to viral videos and breaking news stories, we’re delivering all you need to know straight to your social feeds. We live where you live. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisnews @nowthisnews

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The Rise of China’s Xi Jinping | NowThis World

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President Xi Jinping is China’s most powerful leader in decades. And his plans for the rising superpower loom large over the country and its politics. » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://go.nowth.is/2V1FHmy Xi’s name has been attached to the country’s slogans and initiatives that reflect its newfound strength and identity, from Xi Jinping’s Chinese Dream to Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road Initiative. Xi’s influence was even codified into China’s constitution in 2017, when the Chinese Communist Party amended the document to include “Xi Jinping Thought” - the leader’s vision for China’s next 30 years. Xi’s early presidency has been focused on using his newfound power to continue to combat corruption within the CCP. These corruption drives helped maintain the party’s popularity in China despite the country’s slowing growth rates. More recently, Xi’s agenda has pivoted to foreign policy. Some observers say that for Xi, China’s strength will come from recovering the country’s dominance across Asia. And Xi has long term plans to pursue more influence even further abroad. Projects like the “Belt and Road Initiative” are integral to Xi’s goal of turning China’s economic strength into political influence. But how much else do we know about the most powerful leader China has had in decades? We’ll take a look at Xi’s rise to power and how that shaped his ambitions for China and its place on the global stage. What do you think about Xi Jinping’s rise to power? Will he be able to set China up as a perennial power on the world stage? Let us know in the comments, and as always, like and subscribe. Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Alex: » Follow @AlexLJanin on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetAlex » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeAlex Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld

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The Juliana Kids Use Legal Action to Fight Against Climate Change | NowThis

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'They said we could never win. And then we started winning.' These young people from all around the U.S. are taking legal action in the fight against climate change. To learn more about the Juliana kids, as well as Zero Hour and Our Children's Trust, visit https://go.nowth.is/JoinJuliana. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe Connect with NowThis » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat NowThis is your premier news outlet providing you with all the videos you need to stay up to date on all the latest in trending news. From entertainment to politics, to viral videos and breaking news stories, we’re delivering all you need to know straight to your social feeds. We live where you live. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisnews @nowthisnews

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