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AOC obliterates claim that fighting climate change is 'elitist' in stirring speech

AOC obliterates claim that fighting climate change is 'elitist' in stirring speechAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez's signature Green New Deal may not have gained enough votes in the Senate on Tuesday, but that hasn't stopped a stirring speech of hers from going viral.The New York Congresswoman spoke on Tuesday at a House Financial Services Committee meeting, slamming the idea that the deal and general concern over the environment is "elitist."During the meeting, Republican Congressman Sean Duffy had dramatically argued this very point, saying that the GND would increase the total cost of housing for lower income earners and the homeless."If you're a rich liberal from maybe New York or California, it sounds great because you can afford to retrofit your home or build a new home that has zero emissions, that's energy efficient," Duffy said.It didn't sit well with AOC, who delivered her impassioned speech right back."This is not an elitist issue, this is a quality of life issue," she said. "You want to tell people that their concern and their desire for clean air and clean water is elitist? Tell that to the kids in the south Bronx, which are suffering from the highest rates of childhood asthma in the country."Tell that to the families in Flint whose kids have their blood ascending in lead levels, their brains are damaged for the rest of their lives. Call them elitist."One video of the speech, posted above, is sitting at 2 million views on Twitter."This is about American lives, and it should not be partisan. Science should not be partisan," she continued, highlighting the importance of tackling climate change on both sides of the aisle."We talk about cost — we're going to pay for this whether we pass a Green New Deal or not. Because as towns and cities go underwater, as wildfires ravage our communities, we are going to pay. And we're either going to decide if we're going to pay to react, or if we're going to pay to be proactive."> "We talk about cost–we're going to pay for this whether we pass a Green New Deal or not. Because as towns and cities go underwater, as wildfires ravage our communities, we're going to pay. And we have to decide whether we're going to pay to react, or pay to be proactive." > -@AOC pic.twitter.com/akp2xPYeof> > — Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) March 27, 2019AOC showed her disappointment with the U.S. government, calling out an unwillingness to act to tackle climate change for her entire lifetime."I'm very sad to say that the government knew that climate change was real starting as far back as 1989 when NASA was reporting this. And the private sector knew way back in the 1970s. So, we had until around the time I was born to address this issue." "I wish it didn't have to cost so much, but I'm going to turn 30 this year and for the entire 30 years of my lifetime we did not make substantial investments to prepare out entire country for what we knew was coming."It's moving stuff. Catch the whole session, if you're keen — the meaty stuff begins around the 2:50 mark. WATCH: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is giving Twitter classes to fellow Democrats



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Suspicious packages sent to Biden and De Niro; Trump blames media for stirring 'anger'

Suspicious packages sent to Biden and De Niro; Trump blames media for stirring 'anger'Suspicious packages addressed to former Vice President Joe Biden and actor Robert DeNiro were recovered by law enforcement officials on Thursday amid a nationwide manhunt for a possible serial bomber.



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'John McCain's Impact on America is Not Over.' Joe Biden Honors Late Senator's Legacy with Stirring Eulogy

'John McCain's Impact on America is Not Over.' Joe Biden Honors Late Senator's Legacy with Stirring EulogySen. John McCain will be honored with a memorial in Arizona on Thursday. Former Vice President Joe Biden will pay tribute.



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Elisabeth Moss Thanks Margaret Atwood In Stirring Golden Globes Acceptance Speech

Elisabeth Moss Thanks Margaret Atwood In Stirring Golden Globes Acceptance SpeechElisabeth Moss brought down the house Sunday night with her acceptance speech for her Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Television Series Drama.



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Jennifer Lopez Gives Stirring Support For Time's Up While Working In Puerto Rico

Jennifer Lopez Gives Stirring Support For Time's Up While Working In Puerto RicoJennifer Lopez couldn’t attend Sunday night’s Golden Globes for a very important reason.



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Will Barcelona secede from Spain? Catalan independence is up for a vote — and Russia is stirring the pot

Will Barcelona secede from Spain? Catalan independence is up for a vote — and Russia is stirring the potHere in Spain’s second-largest city, long a magnet for American tourists, life on the surface appears as festive as ever, from the beach terraces laden with pitchers of sangria to the crowds browsing the kiosks on the pedestrian median of La Rambla, which almost immediately returned to normal after last month’s terror attack. But the tension brewing just below the surface of Catalonia, the wealthy northeast region of 7.5 million of which Barcelona is capital, burst into the open Wednesday morning with a series of raids by national police on the regional ministry of finance, leading to at least a dozen arrests of senior officials, followed by hours of flag-waving marches and demonstrations. At issue is a wave of Catalan nationalism culminating in a referendum on secession, scheduled for October 1.



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Cheese Tea Is Stirring Up The Iced Beverage Game

Cheese Tea Is Stirring Up The Iced Beverage GameWhipped cheese is basically whipped cream that has cheese added to the mix, and it’s being served on top of iced tea.



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Read the NYPD Commissioner's Stirring Eulogy for an Officer: 'Where Are the Demonstrations for This Single Mom?'

Read the NYPD Commissioner's Stirring Eulogy for an Officer: 'Where Are the Demonstrations for This Single Mom?'He spoke at the funeral for Officer Miosotis Familia, on July 11



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