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Entries by Lucia Graves from 03/2012

John Boehner Admonished By New York Times For Fundraising Appearance With Vern Buchanan

Posted 03.02.2012 | Politics

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is raising eyebrows with his scheduled fundraiser appearance alongside Rep. Vern Buchanan, the wealthy Florida Rep...

Vern Buchanan Attack Ad: House Dems Hit GOP Lawmaker Over Fundraising Schemes

Posted 03.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In advance of House Speaker John Boehner's Florida fundraising event with Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.) on Saturday, the Democratic Congre...

Roy Blunt Booed, Called 'Devil'

Posted 03.06.2012 | Politics

Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) raised eyebrows Monday evening when he was unceremoniously booed during an appearance at the Kennedy Center's D.C. CAP-ital Sta...

Keystone XL Opponents Announce New Ad Buy Linking Pipeline With Higher Gas Prices

Posted 03.07.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Keystone XL pipeline opponents have announced a new ad buy, hitting back on gas prices ahead of what could be a critical vote in the Sen...

Keystone XL Bill Thwarted By Senate Democrats

Posted 03.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Thursday narrowly rejected a GOP provision to fast-track the construction of the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline. The amend...

Fukushima Anniversary: How Climate Change Endangers Nuclear Safety

Posted 03.09.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- A year after a 30-foot tsunami ravaged the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan, some scientists say regulators underestimate ...

Rick Santorum: Obama's Health Care Law A 'Death Knell For Freedom'

Posted 03.09.2012 | Politics

Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum renewed his attacks on President Obama's signature health care legislation on Thursday, telling a large ...

DCCC Launches Website Chronicling Republican Scandals

Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After a series of Republican ethics allegations, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee launched HouseOfScandal.com on Monday. ...

Majority Of Denver Republicans Vote To Legalize Marijuana

Posted 03.15.2012 | Politics

Fifty-six percent of the delegates at the Denver County Republican Assembly voted in support of a resolution to regulate marijuana like alcohol in the...

Elijah Cummings Denounces Darrell Issa Over 'Unsubstantiated' Energy Department Investigations

Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The powerful chair of the House Oversight Committee has launched "unsubstantiated" investigations into the Department of Energy, the com...

Steven Chu Gives Himself An A Grade For Handling Of Higher Gas Prices

Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Energy Secretary Steven Chu said Tuesday that the Department of Energy deserves "better than an A-" for its role in reducing the price o...

Josh Fox Condemns Fracking About-Face By USDA

Posted 03.20.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture sparked the ire of hydrofracking opponents Tuesday, when it reversed its plans to require rural housi...

Clean Needle Exchange Activists Arrested During Sit-Ins At Congressional Offices

Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- During a demonstration Wednesday against the federal ban on clean needle exchange programs, a total of 29 AIDS activists were arrested a...

Jim Jordan Suggests Elections Drive Solyndra Investigation

Posted 03.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After months of investigations into Solyndra and other Department of Energy loans failed to produce a smoking gun, one Republican lawmak...

Mitt Romney Once Touted Carpools, Fuel-Efficient Vehicles

Posted 03.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A funny thing has happened with Mitt Romney's talk about gas prices. Evidence has surfaced showing that as governor of Massachusetts...

Phelim McAleer, Pro-Fracking Filmmaker, Erects Billboard In Fracking Country

Posted 03.22.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Irish filmmaker Phelim McAleer, who famously attacked Al Gore over global warming issues, stepped up his support for fracking on Thursda...

Mitt Romney Gas Prices Rhetoric Doesn't Get Support Of His Own Economists

Posted 03.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney on the campaign trail has chided President Barack Obama for failing to curb prices at the pump, even as prominent economists...

'Koch Brothers Exposed:' New Film Examines How Billionaire Brothers Shaped The Political Narrative

Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Over the past two years, Charles and David Koch have commanded a great deal of attention and been held up as an example of how corporate...

Tim DeChristopher In Isolated Confinement, Activists Report

Posted 03.28.2012 | Green

Environmental activist Tim DeChristopher has been placed in isolated confinement, nonprofit Peaceful Uprising reports. DeChristopher has been held ...

Mike Simpson To Republican Colleagues: Stop 'Pointing Fingers' On Solyndra

Posted 03.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Following months of investigations into Solyndra and other Department of Energy loans, one Republican lawmaker says his colleagues might...

Michael Mann 'Disappointed' In Obama's Global Warming Record

Posted 03.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's a Friday afternoon and Michael Mann is at a downtown coffee shop. The climate scientist became famous in 2001 for his "hockey stick...