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On the A-Bomb's 70th Anniversary, Obama Wants to Spend a Trillion Dollars on New Nuclear Weapons

Elliott Negin | Posted 08.11.2015 | Politics
Elliott Negin

News organizations love anniversary stories, and if for some reason you haven't heard, it's the 70th anniversary of when the United States dropped two atomic bombs on Japan. Despite all this coverage, however, I didn't notice any stories that bothered to mention the fact that the Obama administration wants the U.S. government to spend as much as $1 trillion over the next three decades on a new generation of nuclear weapons.

Right-Wing Groups Get Overheated on Climate Questions

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse | Posted 06.13.2015 | Politics
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse

In late February, Sen. Barbara Boxer, Sen. Ed Markey, and I sent a letter to 100 organizations affiliated with the fossil fuel industry asking whether they spent money to support climate research. That letter provoked a torrent of criticism from conservative groups and publications mischaracterizing our motives and muddling our message. I'd like to set the record straight.

More Safeguards Required To Protect Cars Against Hacking Attacks: Report

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 02.09.2015 | Technology

Automakers are cramming cars with wireless technology, but they have failed to protect those features against the possibility that hackers could take control of vehicles, according to a report.

Senator Warns Coal Sales Might Have Cost Taxpayers

AP | MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Congressional investigators have found problems with federal coal sales that might have cost taxpayers $200 million or more i...

Senator Calls For Probe Into Marketing Company

Reuters | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

By Svea Herbst-Bayliss BOSTON, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Massachusetts Senator Edward Markey is asking for information about ...

Senators Slam 'Glamorization' Of E-Cigarettes At Golden Globes

Reuters | Posted 03.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - A group of U.S. senators is taking the Golden Globes to task for showing celebrities puffing on electronic cigarettes...

New Dem Senator Sworn In

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Massachusetts Democrat Edward Markey on Tuesday became the newest member of the Senate, taking the oath of office after serving 37 ...

You Can't Get What You Want ('Til You Know What You Want)

D. R. Tucker | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics
D. R. Tucker

You know, maybe if Gabriel Gomez had hired Josh Barro as a campaign advisor, he would have been more competitive in his U.S. Senate race in Massachusetts against Edward Markey.

Dem Prevails In Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) defeated Republican businessman Gabriel Gomez in the Massachusetts special election, projects The Associated Press. The re...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Poll Shows Surprisingly Competitive Senate Race In Blue State

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 05.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) enters the general election to fill John Kerry's Senate seat with a relatively slender 4-point lead over Republ...

Voters Deciding Candidates For Big Fight

Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics

By BOB SALSBERG AND STEVE LEBLANC, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOSTON — Massachusetts voters on Tuesday will decide Tuesday which Republican and Democra...

Senate Primary Gets Competitive

The Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 02.15.2013 | Politics

Massachusetts' Democratic Senate primary is shaping up to be a competitive one, according to a new poll of the race to decide who will replace Secreta...

Another Dem Gets Into Massachusetts Senate Seat Race

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.31.2013 | Politics

Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.) announced he was running for the special election for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts Thursday to replace John Kerry. The...

Meningitis Outbreak Prompts Call For Tighter Drug Rules

Reuters | Tim Ghianni | Posted 12.09.2012 | Healthy Living

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct 9 (Reuters) - A rare U.S. outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to steroid injections has claimed four more lives with Florida ...

Cellphone Surveillance Is Way Up: Here's The Information Law Enforcement Is After

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 07.10.2012 | Technology

In the first audit of its kind, Cellphone carriers disclosed that U.S. law enforcement officials made over 1.3 million requests for customer informati...

Wireless Firms Flooded By Requests To Aid Surveillance

The New York Times | Posted 07.08.2012 | Technology

WASHINGTON — In the first public accounting of its kind, cellphone carriers reported that they responded to a startling 1.3 million demands for subs...

The Cry of "We the People" Is a Simple One: Leave Us Alone!

Todd Brewster | Posted 04.24.2012 | Technology
Todd Brewster

Last week, Obama signed a law authorizing the FAA to open the skies to civilian drones. With our society's fierce protection of individual choice, the new world is making it harder to be master of your own domain.

Congressman Calls For FTC Probe Of Google's Privacy Changes

Posted 03.27.2012 | Technology

Jan 26 (Reuters) - A leading lawmaker on privacy issues said on Thursday he would ask for a probe into whether recently announced changes in how G...

Tom Zeller Jr.

House Republicans Grill Nuclear Watchdog Over Yucca Mountain Probe

HuffingtonPost.com | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 08.15.2011 | Green

Members of a Congressional subcommittee grilled the inspector general of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Tuesday over a report in which he and...

Rep. Markey Blasts AT&T's Plan To Cap Internet Use

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

If AT&T's plan to begin capping broadband usage worries you, you're not alone. Democratic Representative Edward Markey expressed his concerns over ...

Elise Foley

Ex-Shell President: Big Oil Doesn't Need Government Help

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A former top oil executive said on Thursday that big oil companies don't need government help, inserting a new dynamic into the debate o...

The Science of Climate Change and Closing Doors in Congress

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

On Dec. 1, I provided oral and written testimony to a hearing of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming of the US Congress. It turns out this was the very last hearing of the Select Committee.

Facebook: Congressmen Sent You A Message

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Mark Zuckerberg was sent a message from a group on Monday, but it wasn't through Facebook. The co-chairmen of the House Bipartisan Privacy Caucus, ...

The BP Disaster Continues Despite the Cheerful Happy Talk

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bob Cesca

The press, government officials and BP pitchmen are insulting our intelligence by suggesting that the oil has vanished and there's nothing to worry about. They can whistle away the crisis as much as they want, but we'd all do well to stay on top of this.

Oil Industry's "Island Vacations" from Regulation

Sen. Ed Markey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sen. Ed Markey

The administration's safety pause isn't about ending offshore drilling, it is about ending the oil industry's practice of offshoring the safety of rigs by using various "island getaways" from regulation.