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Fighting Injustice With Love

Laura Barrett | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics
Laura Barrett

On Valentine's Day, job seekers and organizers will deliver candy and flowers to local and state officials, contractors associations and other stakeho...

Kate Sheppard

EPA To Release Greenhouse Gas Rules For New Power Plants | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency will finally publish notice of new proposed rules limiting greenhouse gas emissions from new power p...

Dan Froomkin

Cass Sunstein's Resignation Encourages Advocates For Health And Safety | Dan Froomkin | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House regulatory czar Cass Sunstein is stepping down after failing to advance federal health and safety rules nearly as much as Ob...

Seasoned Greetings: It's Another Ho-Ho-Horowitz Christmas!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 02.15.2012 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

Tough times? Try some tunes! We've got political carols! Financial carols! Scandal carols! Carols from the world of sports! Yes indeedy, friends -- it's a holiday miracle!

House GOP Launching Ambitious Effort

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — In an ambitious gesture to their business allies, House Republicans passed legislation Friday to reduce what the GOP calls "an aval...

Most Americans Say That Businesses Are Over-Regulated, Survey Finds

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 11.12.2011 | Business

Many Americans say that regulations are hurting the economy, and the Obama administration seems to be paying attention. Three-quarters of American ...

Marcus Baram

House Committee Wants To Drop Proposal To Expand Offshore Drilling Oversight | Marcus Baram | Posted 09.11.2011 | Green

House Republicans want to drop one of the key components of the Interior Department's overhaul of the troubled agency responsible for oversight of off...

Marcus Baram

'The Watchdog': Do Regulations Protect Jobs? | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Welcome to our new blog, "The Watchdog," which will keep a close eye on regulatory agencies and how their actions impact the lives of everyday America...

Doomed Pelicans: British Petroleum Neglecting Booms in Pelican Rookery

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

Photos of oil-soaked suffocating pelicans drifting in pools of oil from the British Petroleum oil disaster have become a heartbreaking symbol of the e...

Utah, Wyoming, Join Montana In Lawsuit For Firearms Freedom Laws

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — State officials in Wyoming and Utah plan to enter a lawsuit pending in Montana to argue the federal government lacks authority ...

McCain's Health Care Plan Would Limit State Regulatory Authority, Leaving People Vulnerable

John Schwarz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Schwarz

McCain's proposals would allow health insurers to offer the same health plans throughout the nation without any or little state oversight.

The Pentagon's Fifteen Billion Dollar Pirate Plunder

Paige Donner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paige Donner

(No, this is NOT an Indiana Jones Sequel) Yes, you read that correctly. American taxpayers have paid out $15 Billion U.S. dollars in unaccounted for...