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Make Steps and Dollars Matter in Cancer Walks

Bill Couzens | Posted 10.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

If 50 percent of all cancers are preventable, we need to start hearing news about cancer declining, not increasing. Are we as a nation up to this challenge?

Kate Sheppard

Senate Committee Advances Chemical Safety Reforms | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee advanced legislation on Tuesday that would update the nation's 39-year-old law governi...

Kate Sheppard

Senate Seems Poised To Advance 'Compromise' Chemical Regulation Bill | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senators traded some jabs at a hearing on chemical safety legislation Wednesday, but it seems likely that the bill will advance out of t...

Memo to Congress: Protect Public Health, Not Toxic Chemicals

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
Elliott Negin

Here in the United States our toxic chemical policy is best described as caveat emptor -- let the buyer beware -- and it's making us sick.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Patty Murray Revives College Anti-Harassment Push After Her Intern's Sickening Story | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) said she will introduce legislation Thursday that would require colleges and universities receiving federal ...

Permanent Loss of Respect: Stemming the Demise of Thanksgiving and American Democracy

Steven Kurlander | Posted 01.27.2014 | Impact
Steven Kurlander

Today, Thanksgiving is all about football, gluttony, and now even sensational shopping rather than a celebration of the goodness and bounty of our land and our people. Much of our lack of respect of Thanksgiving comes down to a societal impudence for our great American institutions.

Rep. Wants To Stop Paying Dead Lawmakers' Spouses

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.23.2013 | Politics

Rep. Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.) introduced a resolution in the House this week, proposing a ban on death gratuities for spouses of deceased lawmakers. Wh...

Cory Booker Is Now A U.S. Senator

AP | KATIE ZEZIMA | Posted 10.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker was sworn in as a Democratic senator from New Jersey on Thursday, taking the ...

Cory Booker Celebrates Senate Win: I'm A 'Scrapper'

AP | ANGELA DELLI SANTI and KATIE ZEZIMA | Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics

NEWARK, N.J. -- NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — U.S. senator-elect Cory Booker said Thursday he's ready to go to Washington and is not afraid if he "breaks dish...

Late Senator's Widow Benefits From Budget Deal

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hours before Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D) won a New Jersey special senatorial election to succeed the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D), U....

Pouring Water on Sand

Bridgett Luther | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Bridgett Luther

It can be a frustrating place advocating as the underdog in a battle against special interest groups. But I won't pour water on the beach or stomp down our sand castles. Instead, I will start looking for new ways to inspire and drive market demand for green products.

Chris Christie Trip Sparks Bigger GOP Gathering

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he came to Washington to support a friend — and ended up meeting some new ones...

Kate Sheppard

Will Congress Finally Reform Chemical Safety Policy After 37 Years? | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The EPA's decision late last week to withdraw two proposed changes to chemical safety and disclosure rules is another sign that the coun...

Booker Faces Local Challenges Amid Campaign

AP | KATIE ZEZIMA | Posted 09.04.2013 | Politics

NEWARK, N.J. -- Mayor Cory Booker, with six weeks left in his campaign for a U.S. Senate seat, is grappling with a surge in violence that has left nin...

John Celock

Booker And Tea Party Favorite Advance | John Celock | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics

New Jersey voters took a step closer to choosing a new United States senator Tuesday, picking Democrat Cory Booker and Republican Steve Lonegan to fac...

Booker Facing Big Test

Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics

By ANGELA DELLI SANTI, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TRENTON, N.J. — Low turnout was expected Tuesday as New Jersey voters decide which candidates will ru...

John Celock

Beyond The Grave Support For Booker Rival | John Celock | Posted 08.08.2013 | Politics

With New Jersey's special United States Senate primary days away, the family of the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D) is continuing to push Rep. Frank Pa...

Rush Holt Can Jolt the Jerks Who Snoop

Ray McGovern | Posted 10.06.2013 | Politics
Ray McGovern

To Americans and others who see no hope that an experienced politician with demonstrated respect for conscience and Constitution could reverse the trend to a national security state, I bring good news. There is such a person; his name is Rush Holt.

More Veterans In Congress Would Make 'Nuclear Options' Less Likely

Chris Marvin | Posted 09.22.2013 | Impact
Chris Marvin

Veterans bring skills for leadership, team building and problem solving. They understand strategy and tactics. They have a global perspective, yet can relate to everyday Americans. They are good leaders.

John Celock

Rival Jabs Cory Booker, But Subtly | John Celock | Posted 07.11.2013 | Politics

One of Newark Mayor Cory Booker's rivals in New Jersey's special U.S. Senate election is calling himself "The Democrat" in a new web video. U.S. Rep. ...

Lautenberg's Family Makes Pick In New Jersey Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics

The family of the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) announced its support for Rep. Frank Pallone's (D-N.J.) Senate candidacy in a Monday statement, ...

Giffords Gun Control Tour Hits High Gear

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics

DOVER, N.H. — Thirty months after she was shot through the head, former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords sits in a New Hampshire restaur...

It's Way Past Time to Overhaul Our Broken Federal Chemical Law

Jeanne Rizzo | Posted 08.18.2013 | Green
Jeanne Rizzo

I wanted to make sure members of Congress understand that their lack of action to effectively regulate industrial chemicals is worsening a growing public health crisis. It is heartening that Congress is finally paying attention. But who will they listen to?

Higher Education Bids Farewell to a Staunch Ally

R. Barbara Gitenstein | Posted 08.18.2013 | College
R. Barbara Gitenstein

Senator Frank Lautenberg was a practical progressive who based action on facts, figures, and hard-won experience. He knew first-hand, for example, the...

Cory Booker Faces Bumps

AP | ANGELA DELLI SANTI | Posted 08.18.2013 | Politics

NEWARK, N.J. -- In an accelerated election for a new U.S. senator from New Jersey, the Democratic field is Cory Booker vs. everyone else. The Newark ...