Good Thursday morning. Here are some of the stories making news in Washington and politics today.
• Democratic candidates promised unprecedented new action on climate change in the first prime-time televised forum devoted to the issue in a presidential campaign. They vowed to undo the Trump administration’s environmental policies and spend trillions of dollars to promote renewable energy. Here’s more on the plans and here are five takeaways from the town halls.
• Among the plans, it is clear thataverting catastrophe is only one selling point. The Democratic candidates broadly claimed that cutting greenhouse gases will also lead to an economic bonanza.
• Some of the Democrats who didn’t make this month’s debate stage are becoming familiar with sparse crowds and daily indignities, but still they soldier on.
• As fears about mass shootings rise, school preparedness programs include some “completely stupid” scare tactics that are actually frightening students even more, child trauma experts say.
Today’s On Politics briefing was compiled by Isabella Grullón Paz in New York.
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