Former vice president Joe Biden, who now enjoys a hefty lead over his opponents for the Democratic presidential nomination, released his plan to combat climate change on Tuesday and was promptly accused of plagiarizing parts of the proposal.
Most Democratic White House hopefuls reflect their party's latest platform calling for the outright repeal of the Hyde Amendment, which traces back to a compromise made when Biden was a young DE senator in the years after the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling legalized abortion nationwide.
Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, also led Trump in a hypothetical matchup by a smaller margin of 6 percentage points.
A spokesman for O'Rourke did not respond to a request for comment.
The first Democratic debates are scheduled for June 26 and 27. "It can't stay", he said to the volunteer last month.
His proposal calls the Green New Deal pushed by some Democrats on Capitol Hill "a crucial outline" but stops short of some of its timelines for weaning the US economy off power from fossil fuels, even as he promises a "clean energy revolution" nationwide and internationally.More news: Hot Shot: Federer lunges for winning volley in Paris
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In a Twitter thread on Tuesday, climate researcher and University of California, Santa Barbara professor Leah Stokes said Biden's proposal to confront the climate crisis - which was released amid growing pressure and criticism from grassroots environmental groups - reads like a "cribbed plan".
Bloomberg reports that Ocasio-Cortez's far-left plan would "tally between $51 trillion and $93 trillion over 10-years, concludes American Action Forum, which is run by Douglas Holtz-Eakin, who directed the non-partisan CBO from 2003 to 2005".
Representatives Seth Moulton of MA and Eric Swalwell of California, who also are running in the 2020 race are cosponsors of a similar measure in the House. "It is the largest state in the country with a Republican edge".
In comparison, only 12% said they were looking for someone who was strong on health care, the top issue for Democrats over the past few years. I hope he is who the Democrats nominate.
Ocasio-Cortez introduced the Green New Deal - a climate change proposal that includes everything from reducing carbon dioxide emissions to guaranteeing every American a job - earlier this year, which economist Noah Smith said would cost the USA almost $93 trillion if implemented.