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Lynch Responds To Report That He Will Run For Senate

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.25.2013 | Politics

UPDATE: 1:40 p.m. -- Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.) dismissed the Boston Globe report that he was planning to run for Senate in Massachusetts in a subse...

Dem Decides Against Running For John Kerry's Seat

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics

Rep. Michael Capuano (D-Mass.), who came in second to Martha Coakley in the 2009 Democratic primary to fill the late Sen. Ted Kennedy's seat, announce...

Dem Chairman Rips Scott Brown: He's 'A Faker'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics

Massachusetts Democratic Party Chairman John Walsh's opinion of former GOP Sen. Scott Brown does not appear to be too high. With Sen. John Kerry (D...

WATCH: Maddow On Shell's 'Really Weird' Mishaps

Posted 01.11.2013 | Green

With Shell's Kulluk drilling vessel pulled off the rocks and towed to shelter in Alaska, more details are emerging about the rig's grounding in bad we...

Brown Expresses Doubts About Possible Opponent's Residency

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.03.2013 | Politics

Outgoing Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) expressed doubts about the Massachusetts residency of Senate candidate Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) in a radio appeara...

Luke Johnson

John Kerry Gives Big Push To One Senate Candidate | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) endorsed Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) on Friday to replace him in the Senate. The endorsement came one day after M...

Massachusetts Democrat Announces Senate Run

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.27.2012 | Politics

Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) is running for the seat expected to be vacated by Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) upon his confirmation as secretary of state, the ...

A Post-Sandy Plan for Climate Change: Protect, Prepare, Prevent

Sen. Ed Markey | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Sen. Ed Markey

It's time to talk about what a post-Sandy climate change plan must look like, to deal with the impacts we can no longer avoid and the dangerous effects we still have a chance to prevent.

50 Years After Rachel Carson's Silent Spring

Sen. Ed Markey | Posted 05.27.2015 | Green
Sen. Ed Markey

While powerful, the polluter playbook is no match for the truth and those brave enough to shout it from the rooftops. That is the lesson of Rachel Carson. Her courage inspired citizens to demand change, even as polluters tried to silence the author of Silent Spring.

Andrea Stone

Drone Bill Would Safeguard Privacy | Andrea Stone | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Police would be required to get a warrant to use drones for certain types of surveillance under legislation introduced on Capitol Hill o...

Mitt Romney and House Republicans: A Scary Combination

Brian J. Siebel | Posted 08.19.2012 | Politics
Brian J. Siebel

If you want a glimpse into how reactionary a Romney presidency could be, take a look at what House Republicans have been voting for in the 112th Congr...

Try a Little Nuclear Sanity

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 05.26.2012 | World
Lawrence Wittner

The real nuclear threat to the United States does not lie in the fact that it does not (or will not) possess enough nuclear weapons to deter a nuclear attack. Rather, it is that there is no guarantee that nuclear deterrence works.

Lucia Graves

Vogtle Nuclear Power Plant Wins First Reactor Construction Permit In A Generation | Lucia Graves | Posted 02.09.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Federal safety officials voted 4-to-1 to approve the first nuclear reactor construction permit in almost 35 years, overriding U.S. Nucle...

'Green News Report' - December 15, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.14.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Arsenic and...

Lucia Graves

NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko: 'I Have No Plans To Resign' | Lucia Graves | Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko on Wednesday said he will not step down despite a unified attack on his leadership...

UK Police Spent Only $125,000 Investigating 'Climategate' Hacking, Can We Get A Real Investigation?

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 01.26.2012 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

The UK police force tasked with investigating the hacking of emails and documents from the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia seems to have quietly de-prioritized its investigation earlier this year.

A Changing Climate About Climate Change in D.C.?

Bill Chameides | Posted 01.15.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for a Congressional resolution marking the end of climate skepticism -- or the beginning of major climate legislation -- any time soon.

Lucia Graves

WATCH: Koch-Funded Climate Skeptic Warns Congress That Global Warming Is Real | Lucia Graves | Posted 11.15.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Richard Muller, a prominent scientist long skeptical of the science behind climate change, declared at a congressional briefing on Monda...

Iran Threat Reduction Act Actually Enhances Threat of War

Stephen Zunes | Posted 01.14.2012 | World
Stephen Zunes

Never in the history of this country has Congress ever restricted the right of the White House or State Department to meet with representatives of a foreign state, even in wartime. If this measure passes, it will establish a dangerous precedent.

Michael McAuliff

Farm Dust Fear Is 'Fairy Dust,' Democrats Charge | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats mocked a GOP push to bar tougher regulation of "farm dust" Tuesday, saying the idea that the federal government even wants to ...

Ed Markey Leads Coalition to Cut Nuclear Weapons Budget

Joe Cirincione | Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

The first shots were fired on Oct. 11, when Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) sent a letter to the 12 members of the supercommittee signed by 65 lawmakers.

Lawmakers: Popular Sites Must Stop 'Constant Abuse' Of User Privacy

Posted 11.27.2011 | Technology

(Reuters) - Two leading lawmakers on privacy -- a Republican and Democrat -- have asked the Federal Trade Commission to look into and

Zach Carter

Dems Blast 'Wall Street Crude Oil Casino' | Zach Carter | Posted 07.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A cadre of top Democrats said Wednesday that heavy Wall Street speculation was driving up gas prices and blasted Republicans for pushing...

Congressmen Press Steve Jobs On iPhone Tracking

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 06.21.2011 | Technology

[UPDATE: 7:25 p.m.] Android devices have been found to cache location data in a similar manner. --- Freaked out that your iPhone may be tracking...

A Year on, BP Oil Still Mars Gulf Communities as Public Scrutiny Dries up

Michelle Chen | Posted 06.17.2011 | Green
Michelle Chen

The April 14 meeting proceeded efficiently, as scheduled, for BP shareholders. For the workers, environmentalists and community members rallying in protest, though, the day of reckoning had yet to arrive.