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Al Quinlan

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Voters Support New EPA Rules on Carbon Emissions

(11) Comments | Posted March 29, 2012 | 5:23 PM

This week's White House announcement of rules that will, for the first time, limit the carbon dioxide emission from new power plants is a big victory for Americans who want to see the U.S. move away from outdated and dirty energy sources like coal and toward clean sources like...

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How Democrats Can Win the Budget Debate

(23) Comments | Posted March 10, 2011 | 5:15 PM

We must begin by acknowledging two current political realities. First, voters strongly believe that Washington needs to fundamentally change the way it does business. This manifests itself, in the abstract, in a robust appetite for fiscal discipline and cuts to government spending. A recent Gallup poll shows that...

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By the Numbers: Politicians Risk Backlash if They Back Efforts to Undermine EPA

(10) Comments | Posted February 23, 2011 | 10:00 AM

Emboldened by their new majority, Republicans in Congress, led by new House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton, are aggressively pushing efforts to strip the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of its ability to regulate various forms of air pollution, including carbon dioxide.

After the demise of legislation to enact...

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Thirty Years of Service: A Thank-You Note to Senator Dodd

(4) Comments | Posted January 14, 2010 | 11:19 AM

Last Wednesday, Senator Chris Dodd announced his intention to retire from the Senate at the end of his current term. My polling firm has worked with Chris Dodd for thirty years and he was our first major political client, so he holds a particularly special place in our company's history....

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