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Let the Voters Control Congressional Districts

Rep. Alan Lowenthal | Posted 05.22.2016 | Politics
Rep. Alan Lowenthal

Depending on how the Supreme Court rules in the next couple weeks, partisan gerrymandering could become the only way that congressional districts are drawn.

New Congress Targets Climate With 'Fifty Days of Nay'

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

McConnell has creatively managed to construct a scenario for undoing two decades of environmental legislation. In his rewrite, there will be no going back to the days when safeguarding the environment and health of Americans were embraced by both parties.

Israeli Consul: Supporters of Bibi's Speech Want to Humiliate President Obama

Robert Naiman | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics
Robert Naiman

If any doubt remains that Speaker Boehner's invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to address Congress on March 3 represents a coordinated attack on President Obama by the right-wing noise machine, let Israel's consul general in Philadelphia, Yaron Sideman, put it to rest.

Alan Lowenthal Re-Elected In California District

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.) was re-elected to represent California's 47th Congressional District. Lowenthal was first elected in 2012, after ser...

Friday Talking Points -- Brain Damage

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Karl Rove successfully manipulated the entire news media this week. Rove's specialty is to take what could be considered a reasonable idea, and then twist it beyond recognition while dragging it through the swampiest mud he can dream up.

True Representation: A Proposal to End Gerrymandering

Rep. Alan Lowenthal | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics
Rep. Alan Lowenthal

Can you imagine a baseball game where every stadium had its own rules? Now imagine that the rules are not just set by the home team, but that the home team players are also the umpires. This is what is happening in nearly every state in the nation when it comes to drawing congressional district maps.

Repairing Democracy

Rep. Jared Huffman | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics
Rep. Jared Huffman

We believe there are several reforms needed to fight back against the scourge of unlimited and secretive campaign spending, bring transparency and accountability to the system, and, more importantly, support a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United.

Climate Change: Case Closed

Rep. Alan Lowenthal | Posted 05.25.2014 | Green
Rep. Alan Lowenthal

Every minute we waste on this "myth of disagreement" is one minute longer we have to wait to take concrete action, making any solution more difficult and more expensive.

Sabrina Siddiqui

House Democrats Renew Calls For Gun Control | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of Democratic lawmakers is seeking to revive stalled gun control efforts on Capitol Hill, after President Barack Obama pledged i...

Arthur Delaney

Democrats Seek Unemployed Guests For State Of The Union | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A pair of House Democrats hope to put a face on the problem of expired unemployment insurance by encouraging their colleagues to invite ...

WATCH: 'NOH8' Campaign Is Coming To Congress

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

House Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL27) and Alan Lowenthal (D-CA47) released an inspiring video last week, urging those in Congress to take...

'Shock And Anxiety': State Senator Reacts To High Speed Rail's Price Tag

| Posted 01.09.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Lance Williams For years, a Long Beach lawmaker prodded the state's High-Speed Rail Au...

California Is for Plovers, Not Polystyrene

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 06.04.2011 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

The hope in roping off sections of plover habitat in Malibu Lagoon is that we will be able to share the beach with our feathered friends and that the plovers will nest and reproduce.