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Ocasio-Cortez Takes Shot at Banks in Embracing Committee Role

Ocasio-Cortez Takes Shot at Banks in Embracing Committee RoleThe progressive firebrand, who isn’t yet officially a member of the House Financial Services Committee, took to Twitter Wednesday to send a number of missives arguing that the era of banks using campaign contributions to buy legislative favors is coming to an end.



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New York's Gillibrand Takes First Step Toward Presidential Race

New York's Gillibrand Takes First Step Toward Presidential RaceGillibrand plans to make stops this weekend in Iowa, where caucuses a little more than a year from now will mark the start of the nominating race. Gillibrand has positioned herself as a leader of the #MeToo movement. “I’ll fight for other people’s kids as hard as I would fight for my own, which is why I believe health care should be a right and not a privilege,” Gillibrand said, listing her reasons for running.



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Government shutdown: Passenger takes gun through airport security check onto international flight

Government shutdown: Passenger takes gun through airport security check onto international flightA passenger managed to board plane with a gun in their hand luggage after being screened by security at an American airport. Having accidentally packed their firearm, the unnamed traveller managed get on to the Delta Air Lines plane to Tokyo at the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on 3 January, the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has admitted. After realising their mistake after the aircraft had taken off, the passenger immediately alerted staff on board, who in turn told the TSA.



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Our fresh takes on policing this week

Our fresh takes on policing this weekNews and opinion from various outlets across the country culled by Policing the USA



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CNN's Jim Acosta takes heat after showing border fence just might be working

CNN's Jim Acosta takes heat after showing border fence just might be workingCNN's Jim Acosta was mocked across social media for posting a video that was meant to downplay President Trump's claims of a border crisis, but ended up supporting his argument that border barriers improve security. Acosta is in Texas awaiting Trump's border visit. While Acosta often clashes with the president and his aides, pundits suggested he did the president a favor this time.



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Garbage Takes a Toll on National Parks Amid the Government Shutdown

Garbage Takes a Toll on National Parks Amid the Government Shutdown"We're going to start seeing significant damage," said an official at the National Parks Conservation Association



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After Mattis, Shanahan takes Pentagon helm at critical time

After Mattis, Shanahan takes Pentagon helm at critical timePatrick Shanahan, who on Tuesday becomes the acting US secretary of defense, takes the helm of America’s massive military machine at a critical time. Shanahan is moving up from his position as deputy defense secretary to the top spot following the resignation of Jim Mattis, who quit over long-running — and ultimately irreconcilable — disagreements with President Donald Trump. Little known outside business and Washington circles, Shanahan will be thrust onto the world stage at a time of tumultuous changes and unpredictable foreign policy moves under Trump.



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Elizabeth Warren takes first steps towards 2020 run for the White House

Elizabeth Warren takes first steps towards 2020 run for the White HouseElizabeth Warren has fired the starting gun for the 2020 race for the White House, becoming the most high-profile Democrat to take the first step towards a presidential campaign. Ms Warren, 69, a progressive Democrat who has exchanged stinging insults with President Donald Trump, said on New Year's Eve that she has formed an exploratory committee to run for president in 2020. In a video, released on her website, she set out her vision for the country. "Most of us want the same thing, to be able to work hard, play by the same set of rules and take care of the people we love," she said. The Massachusetts senator, born in Oklahoma and known as a liberal firebrand in her party, emphasised opportunity for all Americans, not just the wealthy. In the video she discussed her working class family's struggle in Oklahoma to ensure her success, after her father had a heart attack and couldn't work, and her mother took a minimum wage job at Sears. "I've spent my career getting to the bottom of why America's promise works for some families, but others who work just as hard slip through the cracks and into disaster." She said the middle class was "under attack", highlighting the "broken system" of billionaires, big corporations, and Wall Street finance. "Today, corruption is poisoning our democracy," she said, attacking the health insurance firms, big banks and oil companies. Elizabeth Warren, pictured in Boston on the night she was re-elected as senator, in the November 2018 midterms She didn't mention Mr Trump by name – although she included a clip of his chanting "Build that wall", as she criticised politicians who seek to divide America. On a Twitter post, she added: "That's what I'm fighting for, & that's why I'm launching an exploratory committee for president. I need you with me." She added: "I'm going to build a grass roots campaign. Together, we're going to make change. "Right now, Washington works great for the wealthy and well connected. It's just not working for anyone else. "I'm in this fight because I understand what's happening to working families. I grew up in a paycheque-to-paycheque family. I run for office because I'm grateful down to my toes for the opportunities given to me. "When we fight for something positive, something  big, when we show what Democrats will make happen – that's how we win." Her candidacy had been long expected. Ms Warren said in September she would take a "hard look" at running for the Democratic nomination to challenge Mr Trump in 2020. Elizabeth Warren campaigning with Hillary Clinton in June 2016 She and Mr Trump clashed frequently through the 2016 presidential campaign and Mr Trump has cast aspersions on her claim to Native American ancestry, referring to her as "Pocahontas." Ms Warren, an architect of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau set up after the 2008 financial crisis, has been a strong voice in the US Senate on financial issues. A former Harvard Law School professor, she campaigned with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in 2016 and attacked Mr Trump as an “insecure money grubber” driven by greed and hate.  She had two children with Jim Warren, Amelia and Alexander, before divorcing him in 1978. Since 1980 she has been married to Bruce Mann, a professor of law at Harvard.



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Democrat Warren takes step to challenge Trump in 2020

Democrat Warren takes step to challenge Trump in 2020Warren said she had formed an exploratory committee, which will allow her to begin raising money to compete in what is expected to be a crowded Democratic primary field before the November 2020 presidential election. Warren, 69, a senator from Massachusetts since 2013, became one of Trump’s fiercest critics during the 2016 presidential race and they have continued to exchange biting insults during his presidency. Trump mockingly refers to her as “Pocahontas” because of her claim to Native American ancestry.



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Bentley takes a page out of Porsche’s playbook as it plans to lure over Tesla buyers

Bentley takes a page out of Porsche’s playbook as it plans to lure over Tesla buyersWhether you love Tesla or can't stand the company — perhaps due to the antics of CEO Elon Musk — there's no getting around the fact that the company may very well go down as one of the more influential car manufacturers in history.

In a relatively short time-frame, Tesla managed to bring electric cars into the mainstream. Tesla's success has since prompted a number of luxury auto brands — from BMW to Porsche — to finally start taking EVs seriously. Just last year, for example, Porsche Cars North America CEO Klaus Zellmer flat-out said that the allure of the Model S likely lured away consumers who were otherwise interested in picking up a Porsche.

In light of that, another luxury automaker influenced by Tesla's ongoing success is Bentley. During a recent interview with Automotive News Europe, Bentley CEO Adrian Hallmark relayed that he'd like to broaden Bentley's reach to include hyper-wealthy "upper liberals" who tend to be drawn to EVs from the likes of Tesla. As a result, Hallmark said that Bentley is planning to dive head-first into the EV realm.

> About 40 percent of our customers would consider buying an EV. But more important, the two major demographic segments that we don't currently sell to — the upper liberals and the post-moderns — account for 40 percent of high-net-worth individuals, and an EV is even more appealing to them than to our customers. They tend to buy Porsche and Tesla now. We see full-electric cars as another growth opportunity in a five- to 10-year period. In the meantime, all nameplates will have a hybrid option before 2025.

And similar to what we heard from Porsche when it was designing what is now known as the Taycan, Hallmark relayed that Bentley's first electric car will be designed as a Bentley that just happens to be electric. In other words, the company has no plans to make any compromises on design and performance when it rolls out an EV.

Bentley has introduced some concept EV designs in the past, but it remains to be seen when a fully electric Bentley will become available for purchase.



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