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Republican demands Obama apologize for funding climate change research

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In a speech on the House floor Tuesday, Representative Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) called on President Barack Obama to apologize to the people of Oklahoma for funding climate change research.

The freshman congressman claimed global temperatures stopped rising a decade ago. He said variations in the Earth’s temperature were the result of solar output and ocean cycles.

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“Even climate change alarmists admit the number of hurricanes hitting the U.S. and the number of tornado touchdowns have been on a slow decline for over 100 years,” Bridenstine said.

“But here is what we absolutely know,” he continued. “We know that Oklahoma will have tornadoes when the cold jet stream meets the warm Gulf air, and we also know that this President spends 30 times as much money on global warming research as he does on weather forecasting and warning. For this gross misallocation, the people of Oklahoma are ready to accept the President’s apology and I intend to submit legislation to fix this.”

A survey of 29,000 scientists published this year found a wide consensus that climate change was both real and driven by human activity. Less than 1 percent denied that humans were the primary cause of climate change.

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Oklahoma doctor warns ‘unless we have a smart Thanksgiving we’re going to have a sad Christmas’

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Things are so bad in Oklahoma that one doctor is warning the holidays are going to be particularly bad for families who will be mourning loved ones.

Speaking to MSNBC on Monday, NBC News reporter Morgan Chesky said that daily COVID-19 infections have gone up 140 percent while hospitalizations have increased in the state by 130 percent, so far.

"We're seeing cases of patients having to wait up to 24 hours just to get a bed," said Chesky. "And we know that staffing, they are fatigued and worn down simply because the numbers keep going up in spite of the fact that the CDC has recommended not to travel, we know that people all across the nation are going ahead and packing the airports, attending the mass gatherings."

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‘Fox & Friends’ host Brian Kilmeade goes apoplectic over Joe Biden’s foreign policy – and then gets smacked down by co-host

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Brian Kilmeade is not having a good day.

The 56-year old "Fox & Friends" co-host went apoplectic during a discussion of Joe Biden's foreign policy on Monday, and was clearly furious that the President-elect will put America on a dramatically different course in the world.

Joe Biden of course is a foreign policy expert. He served for decades on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and as its chairman, twice.

In a nearly 90-second rant Kilmeade exploded, detailing all the reasons he disagrees with Biden. Among them: "he will rejoin  the Iran nuclear arms deal," the "Paris Climate deal," and the World Health Organization, while scrapping "America First."

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‘Starting to see cracks emerge’ in GOP defense of Trump’s refusal to concede — here’s why

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MSNBC's Kasie Hunt said Republican senators largely believe that President Donald Trump has legitimately lost the election, but they're in a political bind that prevents them from speaking out.

The Capitol Hill reporter told "Morning Joe" that some GOP senators are cautious because they're afraid of upending the Georgia runoff election that could threaten their majority, although a Joe Biden win might actually strengthen their candidates there.

"I think you are starting to see cracks emerge because of what you just outlined," Hunt said. "These are people who have to rely on Americans having faith that their votes count and that our elections are free and fair. These are elected Republicans, they are still in the bind that President Trump has created for them, and I think there is a lot of questions about whether President Trump would listen to them or care very much, and I think Mitch McConnell is still worried about those races in Georgia and doesn't want the president to do anything to damage his chances of winning the Senate majority there."

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