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Climate Change Not a Top Issue for Voters, Despite Push From Democrats

Many Democrats have pushed to make climate change a key issue for voters in recent years, but it has “failed to gain traction as a voting issue in American elections,” according to a Politico report.

As a result, ”Even Democrats this year rarely advertised on climate, running campaigns dominated instead by more immediate concerns about health care, immigration and jobs,” according to Politico.

Bob Woodward: British PM Thought Obama Was Too Weak to Deal With Putin, Assad

Author Bob Woodward says former President Barack Obama “wasn’t tough enough” on the world stage, adding that former British prime minister David Cameron didn’t think Obama had what it took to “operate in the world” of thugs such as Syria’s Bashar al-Assad and Russia’s Vladimir Putin.

Iran’s Top Terror Airline Hit With New Sanctions

The Trump administration on Friday sanctioned a Thai company found to be aiding an Iranian airline that is transporting terrorists and other aid to Syria on behalf of embattled President Bashar al-Assad.

Sanctions have been placed on Thailand’s My Aviation Company Limited for aiding Iran’s Mahan Air carrier, a state-controlled entity that has been caught sending militants and cargo to Syria on a routine basis, according to the Treasury Department.

Polis Vows to Take on Big Pharma, but Has History of Investing in Them

Jared Polis, the Democrat nominee for governor of Colorado, is making prescription drug prices a campaign issue, but his congressional financial disclosures show he’s invested in numerous ETFs which held some of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies, such as Bristol-Myers Squibb, Merck, Phizer, Mylan, and Teva.

“Now I’m battling drug companies to cut the costs of prescription drug costs,” he says in one of his television ads that has already begun running in his bid to defeat Republican Walker Stapleton, currently the Colorado state treasurer.

Kamala Harris Spent $1.5 Million on Firm That Boosted Bernie Sanders

Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.), a likely presidential contender, has spent $2.3 million on digital advertisements this election cycle despite not being up for reelection until 2022, money that has primarily gone to a firm that helped boost Sen. Bernie Sanders’s dark horse campaign against Hillary Clinton in 2016.

GOP Group Honors Hispanic Heritage Month, Highlights Hispanic Candidates in ‘Races to Watch’ Report

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) unveiled a special edition of its “18 in ‘18 Races to Watch” report on Friday highlighting candidates of Hispanic heritage running for state-level offices across the country.

A Very Brief Thought on Netflix’s ‘Norm Macdonald Has a Show’

“You don’t get to not like it, you didn’t fucking get it.”

Norm Macdonald says that as he explains to Drew Barrymore why he gets annoyed by people who complain about not liking jokes after they admitted they hadn’t gotten the joke. Barrymore herself has not gotten several of Norm’s jokes in the episode, but she says this and laughs anyway and he seems to appreciate her candor.

Rosen Slams Heller for Taking Insurance Industry Money, Has Her Own Insurance Fundraiser

Rep. Jacky Rosen, the Democrat vying to unseat Republican senator Dean Heller in Nevada, launched an attack on her opponent for accepting contributions from the insurance industry on Thursday—only days before being scheduled to attend her own $5,400-a-head fundraiser hosted by one of California’s largest insurance providers.