ATLANTA (AP) — Former Vice President Al Gore believes the U.S. is nearing a political tipping point, with the 2020 Democratic presidential field offering voters the chance to replace President...
Al Gore supports students’ climate change protests
Al Gore not worried about Trump’s climate rhetoric
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Lawmakers have given final approval for Delaware to give its Electoral College presidential votes to whoever wins the national popular vote, not Delaware's vote.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — The state Senate is set to vote on having Delaware join other states that want to pool their Electoral College votes for the presidential candidate who wins the national popular...
Environmental justice issues focus of town hall
HAYNEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Former Vice President Al Gore and the Rev. William Barber II, co-chair of the national Poor People's Campaign, held a town hall in Alabama to spotlight environmental...
Al Gore meets with residents fighting gas pipeline station
UNION HILL, Va. (AP) — Former Vice President Al Gore urged residents of a historic African-American community in Virginia on Tuesday to continue their fight against a plan to build a natural gas...
Colorado Democrats push changes to presidential electors
DENVER (AP) — Following Donald Trump's 2016 victory over an opponent who won 3 million more votes, Colorado's Democrat-controlled Legislature is fast-tracking legislation to join other states in picking the president based on the national popular vote.
Barack Obama receives RFK Human Rights award at NYC gala
NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Barack Obama was honored with the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Award at a gala in midtown Manhattan Wednesday evening.
"I'm not sure if you've heard, but I've been on this hope kick for a while now. Even ran a couple of campaigns on it. Thank you for officially validating my hope credentials," Obama said during his remarks.
The Latest: Ex-VP Gore thinks Trump may help climate cause
KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the climate talks taking place in Poland (all times local):
Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore says he thinks President Donald Trump's stance on global warming may actually advance the cause of tackling climate change.
Judge rejects challenge to winner-take-all election system
BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit challenging the winner-take-all system Massachusetts uses to assign its Electoral College presidential votes, rejecting the argument that it violates the principle of "one person, one vote."
The case is one of several spearheaded by the onetime lawyer for former Vice President Al Gore that is targeting the winner-take-all system used in 48 states, which critics ultimately hope to get before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Pelosi claims ‘overwhelming support’ for 2nd act as speaker
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers trying to oust Nancy Pelosi started rallying behind a possible contender Thursday, but the House Democratic leader gained key endorsements and said she has "overwhelming support" to become the next speaker.
Pelosi picked up backing from Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., the civil rights leader, while a who's-who of Democrats — including former Vice President Al Gore and former Secretary of State John Kerry — advocated on her behalf.
Judge in infamous 2000 Florida recount: ‘I had a job to do’
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Retired Judge Robert Rosenberg was front and center 18 years ago in Florida's infamous recount in the presidential contest between Republican George W. Bush and Democrat Al Gore.
Rosenberg, perhaps best remembered for eyeing ballots through a large looking glass, said in an Associated Press interview that he was brought in to lead the 2000 recount in Broward County and was determined to get it right.
"I had a job to do, and I wanted to do that job," Rosenberg said.
Florida finds itself again at center of election controversy
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida is once again at the center of election controversy, but this year there are no hanging chads or butterfly ballots, like in 2000. And no angry mobs in suits — at least not yet.
GOP’s Zeldin running as ardent Trump backer on Long Island
Based on its history, New York's 1st Congressional District would seem like a risky place to campaign as a deeply conservative, unwavering supporter of President Donald Trump. For decades it was a swing district, with voters sending both Democrats and Republicans to Washington. It went for Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, George W. Bush in 2004 and Al Gore in 2000.
John Dean of Nixon fame to testify at Kavanaugh hearing
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Judiciary Committee has added former Solicitor General Theodore Olson and former White House counsel John Dean to the list of witnesses who will testify next week in the confirmation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the Supreme Court.
Gore: Trump not yet as damaging to environment as he feared
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The Trump administration has made some dangerous changes to environmental policy, but the damage so far has been less than it initially appeared, former Vice President Al Gore said in an interview Monday.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Democrat-led state government inched closer to a shutdown Thursday as Gov. Phil Murphy reviewed plans to shutter public offices with his Cabinet, and a standoff with lawmakers over how much to raise taxes continued to smolder.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence on Monday asked the countries of the Western Hemisphere to suspend Venezuela from the 35-nation Organization of American States.
Pence also urged member states to cut off Venezuelan leaders from their financial systems and to enact visa restrictions.
Authors share memories of friendship with Barbara Bush
NEW YORK (AP) — Sandra Brown knew she had a friend in Barbara Bush from the moment she heard the story about the 2000 election, when then-Texas Gov. George W. Bush was in a virtual tie with then-Vice President Al Gore for the presidency.
"Laura Bush told me how they were all still counting the chads in Florida and the Bush family was watching," the author known for novels such as "French Silk" and "Seeing Red" said during a telephone interview this week.
Some time ago, I wrote a letter stating that over 30,000 scientists (by name) have said "catastrophic man-made global warming" is a complete hoax and science is a lie. I thought for sure that the Douglas County Global Warming Coalition would submit a rebuttal using the worn-out 'denier' word.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Top musical acts including Common, Usher and the Dave Matthews Band are set to perform at a concert marking a new memorial to lynching victims in Montgomery, Alabama.
Others on the bill for the April 27 show at a riverside amphitheater include The Roots and Brittany Howard of the Alabama Shakes.
Since Conor Lamb defeated Rick Saccone to represent the 18th Congressional District, I have several questions.
If Lamb is pro-life, pro-gun, pro-tariff and anti-Pelosi, is he really a Democrat? They are all Republican platform issues and anti-Democratic platform standards.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Former Vice President Al Gore will deliver the commencement address this spring to graduates at the University of Maryland.
The school announced Monday that Gore will address the College Park campus May 20 during graduation ceremonies at the Xfinity Center.
In a news release university President Wallace Loh cited Gore's ability to "look over the horizon" in selecting Gore as a speaker.
After a massacre at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, in April 1999, journalists thought they saw a groundswell of public support for new regulations on gun ownership.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former Planned Parenthood official has joined the Tennessee Democratic Party as its executive director.
According to news release from the party, new executive director Jeff Teague most recently served as president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Middle and East Tennessee.
Teague has also served in campaign and vice presidential office roles for Al Gore.
Reagan owned silver screen. Trump dominated reality TV. Can Obama rule streaming?
LOS ANGELES — Will it happen? Could it happen?
The news this week that Barack and Michelle Obama are in talks with Netflix to create nonfiction shows sent the intrigue-meter spiking from Washington to the West Coast.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Former Vice President Al Gore and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo are denouncing the Trump administration's proposal to open up new areas to offshore drilling.
The two Democrats spoke Friday in New York City at an event focused on the proposal. Cuomo also announced that the state would formally request that New York be excluded from any federal move to expand offshore drilling.
City Club to host conversation on charter schools, future of education: Watch live
City Club to host conversation on charter schools, future of education: Watch live
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Author David Osborne asserts in his new book that charter schools may be the future of education.
When I couldn't make it to the Audi TT RS media test at Lime Rock race track last summer, I was bummed. I read report after report about the nimble TT's raspy five-banger at full throttle around the challenging Connecticut race track.
Al Gore to speak about climate change and politics at Tufts
MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore is speaking about climate change and politics at Tufts University.
The 69-year-old Democrat is slated to appear Wednesday at the university in the Boston suburbs. The event is open to the Tufts community but will also be livestreamed online.
Gov. Inslee heads to Davos, Switzerland
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee will travel to Switzerland this week to participate in the World Economic Forum's Annual meeting.
Inslee's office said Monday that the governor is scheduled to speak on several panels at the meeting in Davos, including a climate change one hosted by former Vice President Al Gore.
Inslee leaves the state Tuesday, with his first panel to take place Wednesday and a press conference scheduled for Thursday. Inslee returns to Washington Friday.
“Hamilton” creator celebrates after landmark pub is saved
NEW YORK (AP) — A famed New York City pub that has been a part of the Washington Heights neighborhood landscape for decades is not closing after all.
After word got out earlier this week that Coogan's would be closing because of a rent increase, supporters including "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda rallied to save the local landmark. The New York Times reports more than 15,000 people signed a petition.
Hearst plans to lay off 145 at Pennsylvania publisher
EMMAUS, Pa. (AP) — Hearst Magazines plans to lay off 145 employees at the Pennsylvania publisher that owns Men's Health and Runner's World.
Hearst announced the planned layoffs at Rodale Press on Tuesday and notified borough officials and the state labor department in a letter dated Thursday.
The reductions will occur at the former Rodale headquarters and other facilities in Emmaus, and a distribution center in Upper Macungie Township will also be closed.
Famed pub of upper NYC neighborhood to close amid rent hike
NEW YORK (AP) — A famed New York City pub that has been a part of the Washington Heights neighborhood landscape for more than 30 years will close amid a rent spike.
The Irish pub Coogan's opened in 1985 and has been a mainstay of the neighborhood ever since. The owners say the restaurant is closing after their landlord raised their monthly rent by $40,000.
Startup event in Finland puts spotlight on European tech
HELSINKI (AP) — One of Europe's largest startup events opened Thursday in Finland, with 2,600 companies and 1,500 investors networking and negotiating funding, as the region looks to ramp up an industry that has long struggled to compete with the tech giants of the U.S.
The two-day Slush conference in Helsinki brought in star power to promote itself, including former U.S. Vice President Al Gore to kick off the event as well as Britain's Prince William.
There has been a lot of controversy about global warming ever since Al Gore's scare book on climate change and all our coastal cities being under water by 2004. Your article ("Gray Area," Nov. 5) seems to be adding to Gore's scare tactics.
Letter: The erosion of property rights is underway
People are pushing the panic button these days for multiple reasons. What should scare us? Communism, facism, socialism, Marxism? The true answer is "technocracy," which has characteristics of all the above and is defined as "the science of social engineering, the scientific operation of the entire social mechanism to produce goods and services to the entire population."
Democrats Should Listen to Donna Brazile - Not Silence Her
By Ruben Navarrette Jr.
The Washington Post
SAN DIEGO -- It didn't take long for white liberals to start attacking Donna Brazile.
In deciding what this country owes its veterans, it is important to keep in mind that for the last 50 years, the burden of defending this nation has not been shared equitably among the population, as it was in World War II. Beginning in the mid-1960s — when this nation still had a draft — and as the...
NOT REAL: One Year Ago Hillary Clinton Became First Losing Presidential Candidate in 50 Years to Not Concede in Public Speech
THE FACTS: Clinton gave a public concession speech the morning after Election Day, although she did not take the podium immediately after the Nov. 8, 2016, race was called for Donald Trump.
It didn’t take long for white liberals to start attacking Donna Brazile.
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Al Gore warned Texans on Monday that global warming will lead to more Hurricane Harvey's in coming years --but he urged them not to be discouraged.
Change, he said, can be made.
"We have to realize how big this thing is," Gore said. "We have got to change."