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Entries by Lucia Graves from 05/2012

John Douglass Collects Democratic Endorsements As Controversy Subsides In Virginia's 5th

Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With John Douglass now the presumptive Democratic nominee in Virginia's 5th Congressional District, prominent party leaders are finally ...

Nancy Pelosi: Medical Marijuana Busts By Feds Of 'Strong Concern'

Posted 05.03.2012 | Politics

U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Wednesday released a statement pushing back against the Obama administration's interference with...

Sofia Gatica, Argentine Activist, Faced Anonymous Death Threats For Fighting Monsanto Herbicide

Posted 05.03.2012 | Green

For 13 years Sofia Gatica has organized opposition to the aerial spraying of agrochemicals that threaten human health and the environment in Argentina...

Heartland's Climate Change Billboard: HuffPost Follows Publicity Stunt To Its Logical Conclusion [UPDATE]

Posted 05.04.2012 | Green

The Heartland Institute is out with what is quite possibly its most ill-considered publicity stunt to date: a poster ad campaign comparing a belief in...

Climate Impacts Day: 350.org Campaign Connects The Dots Between Extreme Weather And Climate Change

Posted 05.05.2012 | Green

Colorful photos and live video streamed in from events held in more than 100 countries on Saturday where citizens are "connecting the dots” between ...

Steve Pestka's Pro-Life Voting Record Sparks Debate In Michigan Democratic Primary

Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics

While Democrats and Republicans have been arguing throughout the campaign season about women's reproductive rights, the issue has now taken center sta...

Crude Oil Prices Fall To Lowest Level In Months

Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

In another sign that the election drama over the price of gas has subsided, crude oil prices on Monday slipped to the lowest level in months, as a wea...

Pete Stark, Other Candidates Confuse Solyndra With Country, Car Manufacturer, Keystone XL Pipeline

Posted 05.08.2012 | Green

Rep. Pete Stark (D-Calif.), the 20-term incumbent facing a surprisingly competitive race in California's 15th congressional district, drew headlines r...

Dick Lugar, Richard Mourdock Senate Battle In Indiana Could Affect House Races

Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

While the battle for the Republican Senate nomination has taken center stage in Tuesday's Indiana primary, the fight could affect turnout in three ope...

Sam Farr, Maurice Hinchey, Dana Rohrabacher Target Federal Funding For Medical Marijuana Busts

Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Reps. Sam Farr (D-Calif.), Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) and Maurice Hinchey (D-N.Y.) have joined forces in an effort to cut off funding f...

George W. Bush Requests More Taxpayer Dollars Than Any Other Former President

Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

George W. Bush is slated to receive $1.3 million in taxpayer dollars for fiscal year 2013, including $85,000 in phone costs and $26,000 in printing co...

Medical Marijuana Takes Center Stage In Oregon Attorney General Race

Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

Medical marijuana has become the defining issue of the race to decide Oregon's next attorney general. Dwight Holton, a former federal prosecutor, will...

Pete Stark's Faltering Re-Election Campaign Could Hurt Marijuana Legalization Advocates

Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

Pot advocates have already been hard hit by the retirement announcements of Reps. Ron Paul (R-Texas) and Barney Frank (D-Mass.), who've long lobbied t...

Heartland Stands By Its Climate Change Denial As Donors Jump Ship

Posted 05.09.2012 | Green

Six days after the Heartland Institute launched an ad campaign comparing a belief in global warming to the psychology of mass murder, corporate sponso...

Jim Jordan Continues Charge Against Solyndra, Department Of Energy Loan Program

Posted 05.10.2012 | Green

Rep. Jim Jordan, the Ohio Republican who recently appeared to admit that Republicans' ongoing probes of the Department of Energy's loan program are la...

Bernie Sanders, Keith Ellison Unveil Bill To End Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Posted 05.10.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Progressive lawmakers Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) teamed up on Thursday to introduce legislation design...

'The Cornbread Mafia' Stolen: Truck Containing 1,600 Copies Of Book Taken In Illinois

Posted 05.10.2012 | Politics

A semi-trailer containing the entire second printing of James Higdon's "The Cornbread Mafia" was stolen from a truck lot in Elgin, Ill., roughly 40 mi...

Medical Marijuana Raids To Continue After House Defeats Defunding Bill

Posted 05.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan measure that would have eliminated funding for federal raids on medical marijuana dispensaries in states where they're lega...

Colorado Marijuana Legalization Campaign Launches Mother's Day-Themed TV Ad

Posted 05.11.2012 | Denver

The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol on Friday launched a Mother's Day-themed TV ad in support of Amendment 64, a statewide ballot initiati...

Heartland Institute's Insurance Project To Depart After Controversial Billboard Campaign

Posted 05.11.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The Heartland Institute announced Friday the spin-off of its insurance research project, effective May 31. The departure comes just a we...

Oregon Progressives Aim To Unseat Controversial Democrat Mike Schaufler

Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics

Progressives in Oregon's 48th district campaigned door-to-door over the weekend in an effort to unseat controversial Democrat and five-term incumbent ...

Maurice Hinchey Vows To Fight Medical Marijuana Raids After House Defeats Defunding Bill

Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics

Rep. Maurice Hinchey (D-N.Y.) vowed to continue to fight federal raids on medical marijuana after a bipartisan measure he introduced along with Reps. ...

R Street Institute, Heartland Insurance Spin-off, 'Will Not Promote Climate Skepticism'

Posted 05.14.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The Heartland Institute's insurance research project, formerly the Center on Finance, Insurance and Real Estate, which on Friday announc...

Democratic Legislators Opposing Obama Health Law Targeted By Progressive Groups

Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Liberal advocacy groups are aggressively targeting Democratic state lawmakers who've sided with Republicans to block action on President...

Arctic Drilling Opponents Swarm The White House

Posted 05.15.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Because sometimes to get your point across you need to dress up as an Arctic Tern, scores of anti-drilling activists on Tuesday gathered...