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Al Gore saves CDC climate summit canceled under Trump: This ‘shouldn’t be a political issue’

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Climate Change crusader Al Gore has agreed to host a summit on climate change and health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

According to a report from The Hill, the original summit was organized by many different non-profit groups that teamed up with the American Public Health Association. The groups expected to discuss the impact global climate change can have on Americans’ health.

The CDC canceled the summit out of caution following President Donald Trump’s inauguration without giving a reason. The scientific community accused the CDC of canceling because they’re afraid of Trump and his stance denying climate change and blaming the “hoax” on China.

“They tried to cancel this conference but it is going forward anyway,” former Vice President Gore said in a statement. “Today we face a challenging political climate, but climate shouldn’t be a political issue. Health professionals urgently need the very best science in order to protect the public, and climate science has increasingly critical implications for their day-to-day work. With more and more hot days, which exacerbate the proliferation of the Zika virus and other public health threats, we cannot afford to waste any time.”

The CDC is a department that falls under Health and Human Services that is soon expected to be lead by Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) if he is confirmed by the Senate. Price is also a climate change denier.

In a statement supporting legislation to stop the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating carbon dioxide, Price said: “This decision goes against all common sense, especially considering the many recent revelations of errors and obfuscation in the allegedly ‘settled science’ of global warming.”

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Price frequently voted against tax cuts or incentives for renewable energy and instead has favored more oil exploration and drilling. He’s also pledged to the Koch Brother’s organization Americans for Prosperity to oppose climate change legislation.

Gore has made it his life’s mission to help save the Earth from climate change. His documentary, “An Inconvenient Truth,” won two Academy Awards and Gore is in talks about a possible sequel.

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Virginia Democrats are so fired up that the party chair had to scold them: ‘Sit down — be quiet’

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Democrats in Virginia are fired up as they gathered in Richmond for their annual gala dinner.

Political analysts believe the Democratic Party of Virginia has a good chance to win control of the state legislature in 2019's election, before setting their sights on the Commonwealth continuing its recent trend of voting Democratic in presidential elections.

Patrick Wilson, a political reporter for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, attended the event.

He reported that Democrats were so "noisy" that it was hard to hear the speakers, which include presidential candidates Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

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‘Everyone knows what to expect’ at Trump’s Amway Center re-election kickoff

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Donald Trump considers himself a legendary salesman, but can he really sell America on giving him four more drama-filled years at the White House?

Tuesday, he'll make his big pitch.

The 2020 reelection kickoff rally is being held in Orlando, Florida and campaign operations chief Michael Glassner says the "historic" event "has already generated tens of thousands of ticketing requests."

There's little mystery about how the night will go down.

Expect Trump, the self-promoting hero of his ghost-written book "The Art of the Deal," to claim the US economy is richer, the military stronger, and the country more respected than ever in history.

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Florida man’s own family blasts him after he was arrested for racist threats: ‘This isn’t how we were raised’

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After a Florida man was arrested for trying to start a race war, a member of his own family slammed his values.

"A Florida man’s social media posts that threatened violence against African-Americans, Jews and homosexuals and that urged his followers to start a race war netted him a $1 million bond," the Miami Herald reported Saturday. "And then there’s another $100,000 bond he would have to pay to get out of Lee County Jail because of a weapons charge."

Joshua Leff, 40, is being held in the Lee County Jail.

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