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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in her Capitol Hill office. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wants America To Talk About Poverty

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Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg (center) marches with other young climate activists last week outside the White House in Washington, D.C. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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A Rising Generation Asserts Itself On Climate Change

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks about the Green New Deal in Washington, D.C., on May 13. She has shined a spotlight on a once-obscure brand of economics known as "modern monetary theory." Cliff Owen/AP hide caption

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This Economic Theory Could Be Used To Pay For The Green New Deal

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Sen. Edward Markey, D- Mass., speaks at a rally for the Green New Deal on Tuesday outside the Capitol in Washington. The deal failed to advance in the Senate. Matthew Daly/AP hide caption

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Senate Blocks Green New Deal, But Climate Change Emerges As Key 2020 Issue

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Daniel and Helen Pemberton support the huge solar farm planned in Spotsylvania County. They already have 40 solar panels in their own yard. Jacob Fenston/WAMU hide caption

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A Battle Is Raging Over The Largest Solar Farm East Of The Rockies

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Rep. Abigail Spanberger attends a town hall at Nottoway High School in Crewe, Va. She was one of dozens of new members who ousted Republicans on a pledge to buck party leaders and work across the aisle. Matt Eich for NPR hide caption

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Moderate Democrats Under Pressure As Party's Left Grabs Attention

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