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Article: Pope Francis, in Sweeping Encyclical, Calls for Swift Action on Climate Change

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Read excerpts from this 184 page challenge to humanity.
Barack Obama
How many of Obama's campaign promises has he kept?
PolitiFact has compiled more than 500 promises that Barack Obama made during the 2008 and 2012 campaigns and is tracking their progress on our Obameter45 percent were kept and 25 percent were compromised.  Check it out.

Elizabeth Warren Sen Mass
"Today, the five largest financial institutions are 38 percent bigger than they were back in 2008, when they were too big to fail."
Politifact experts took some issue with her loose characterization of "too big too fail" but her underlying point is largely accurate and verified by financial facts.
Hillary Clinton, Presidential Candidate
Hillary Clinton says she called for Wall Street regulations early in the financial crisis.
In March 2007, before the depression gained traction, Clinton began addressing the subprime mortgage issue; warning about risks of derivatives; cracking down on subprime mortgages; and asking for improved financial oversight.
Hillary Clinton
"The stock market does better when you have a Democratic president in the White House."
The numbers back Clinton up, but it’s worth noting that luck, timing and several other factors in the broader economy also play a role in determining stock market performance.
Marco Rubio
Rubio said that “over 40 percent of small and mid-size banks … have been wiped out” since the Dodd-Frank law was passed.
Actually, the total number of commercial banks has gone down only 16 percent, continuing a longtime trend.  Dodd-Frank provides consumer protections, an end to bail-outs, a counsel to assess risk in advance, transparency and accountability in banking, shareholder input in bank executive compensation, protection for shareholders, and better oversight.
Global Warming
Soon to be released movie, "This Changes Everything," explores the battle between Capitalism and the climate.
The documentary, based on Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller, was filmed in nine countries and five continents over four years. It is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change.  What if confronting the climate crisis is the best chance we’ll ever get to build a better world?


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