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Dan Lungren

Radley Balko

A Drug Warrior Falls | Radley Balko | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics

It seems appropriate that the career politician Rep. Dan Lungren (R-Calif.) would be defeated in the same election in which voters in his own state re...

Polls Find Tea Party Favorites In Trouble

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics

As the 2012 election calendar rolls toward its final week of campaigning, several Tea Party favorites find themselves in races that are too close for ...

Saki Knafo

Progressive Group Punks Republican Congressman | Saki Knafo | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics

Jeff Wyly, campaign manager for GOP Rep. Dan Lungren's re-election in the Sacramento region of California, sent an email to supporters Friday with wha...

'Flat Earth Five' Billboards Target Reps 'Dangerously Out-Of-Step' On Climate Change

Posted 10.18.2012 | Green

"When it comes to climate change, Congressman Joe Walsh Keeps His Head in the Sand," a mobile billboard in the Illinois representative's district decl...

Paul Blumenthal

Big Money Comes Into Fight For Majority | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce reported an investment of $4 million to help 10 Republican congressional candidates in California and Illin...

This Is What Happens To Waste From Congress

| Posted 09.24.2012 | DC

By Emma Dumain Roll Call Staff It's been a little less than a year since Congress began burning 90 percent of its trash for energy, and the Archit...

Frederick Douglass Statue In U.S. Capitol?

Posted 09.10.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Will Frederick Douglass finally make it into the U.S. Capitol? The District of Columbia's delegate to Congress, Eleanor Holmes Norton...

GOP Lawmaker Attacked For 'War On Women'

Elk Grove Patch | Nick Hunt | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

A protest was held against Rep. Dan Lungren (R-Gold River) before Tuesday's town hall meeting at Elk Grove City Hall with the protesters voicing their...

Lobbyist-Friendly Republicans Hit By Ad Blitz

The Huffington Post | Patrick Svitek | Posted 08.09.2012 | Politics

A new super PAC hoping to highlight the outsize influence of money in politics unveiled Thursday an ad blitz that charges four Republican lawmakers wi...

Standing Up for Science and Defending Our Environment

Gene Karpinski | Posted 10.09.2012 | Green
Gene Karpinski

If overwhelming scientific consensus wasn't already enough to convince someone that climate change is real and requires immediate action, just look outside your window.

New Ads Hammer GOP For Anti-Middle Class Tax Vote

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics

Republicans and Democrats in Congress very deliberately made their tax arguments before going on a six-week break last week, with Democrats voting to ...

Paul Blumenthal

Soros Son's New Super PAC Has Ironic Mission | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The newest super PAC ready to make a splash in the fall elections may be the least likely. Friends of Democracy -- which is headed by Jo...

Lawmakers Hit Back, Say They're Not 'Dumb'

McClatchy | James Rosen | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics

When he speaks on the floor of the House of Representatives, Rep. Mick Mulvaney talks at just below an eighth-grade level, lower than any of his 534 c...

Members Of Congress Speak Like High School Sophomores

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics

The sophistication of federal lawmakers' speech patterns is on the decline, with members of Congress now talking, on average, at the level of high sch...

Gerry Smith

'Extremely Partisan' GOP Impeding Progress On Cybersecurity Bill, Democrat Says | Gerry Smith | Posted 04.19.2012 | Technology

As the House prepares to vote next week on landmark legislation to protect the nation's computer systems, Republicans have stripped a key provision fr...

Two More 'Tea Party 10' Targets Named

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A progressive push to defeat 10 Tea Party-affiliated Republicans has named its two newest targets Wednesday, with the addition of GOP Ho...

Can We Get the Government Out of Our Exam Room?

Ami Bera, MD | Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics
Ami Bera, MD

Members of Congress take an oath when they are sworn in as elected leaders. They swear to uphold the Constitution, and to defend it against all enemies. But nowhere in their oath of office are they required to protect the medical health and well-being of their constituents.

Elise Foley

Spanish-Language Ads To Target Mandatory E-Verify | Elise Foley | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Spanish-language ads will target Republican congressmen from California for their support of a federal employment eligibility program ca...

Elise Foley

Republican E-Verify Bill Faces Growing Internal Opposition | Elise Foley | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A House Republican bill that would require businesses to screen for undocumented immigrants is facing a growing bloc of opposition -- ev...

House Bill Pushes For Green Homeowners Plan

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 09.20.2011 | Green

Private homeowners relish the freedom to refurbish their homes as they please. With that freedom comes the onus of financing the cost of those changes...

Threats To Members Of Congress Hard To Calculate

Roll Call | Daniel Newhauser | Posted 07.17.2011 | Politics

One came from a high school student who was goofing off on the school computer during civics lessons. Another from a man angry over an automated call....

Debating Cutlery? Can't We Do Better?

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan A. Schein

In a move that can only be described as picayune and small-minded, a program designed to make the House cafeteria greener has been eliminated.

Dan Coats, Senator-Turned-Lobbyist, Headed Back To Senate With Business Victories

The New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As part of the Republican wave in this year's midterm elections, Mr. Coats will join the Senate again and is seeking a coveted spot on the Finance Com...

Karl Rove and Dan Lungren

Ami Bera, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ami Bera, MD

It's not surprising that Big Oil is protecting Dan Lungren -- he's taken $84,950 from oil and gas companies, then does their bidding in Congress, voting to give Big Oil $2.6 billion in tax breaks.


Ami Bera, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ami Bera, MD

Over the last year, I've had thousands of conversations with voters across northern California. I've talked with farmers in the rural foothills of Cal...