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McConnell Voted In 1993 To Legalize Fetal Tissue Donations After Abortion

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) fast-tracked a bill to defund Planned Parenthood on Friday because of an undercover ...

ExxonMobil Is Still Spending Millions of Dollars on Climate Science Deniers

Elliott Negin | Posted 07.17.2015 | Green
Elliott Negin

ExxonMobil no longer funds climate change deniers?! Is that right? Technically, perhaps, because practically no one can say with a straight face that global warming isn't happening anymore. Most, if not all, of the people who used to deny the reality of climate change have morphed into climate science deniers.

Patients Are My Co-Pilot

Margaret Anderson | Posted 06.16.2015 | Science
Margaret Anderson

No longer just passengers, patients are now co-pilots helping to navigate the future of medical progress. But until recently, the pace of progress has been slow. In some diseases, we still utter the words "we haven't seen a new treatment in decades" with a straight face. Decades. Are we seriously accepting this?

American Petroleum Institute Ads Target Smog Rules

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 06.12.2015 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

In a move that seems ripe for a John Oliver comedy segment, the American Petroleum Institute (API) has taken to radio, print, television, and social media to blanket Americans with the concept that our air is just fine the way it is -- more specifically, that ozone pollution doesn't require any further regulation.

Michael McAuliff

This Time, Republicans Are Backing 9/11 Health Legislation

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- What a difference five years make. Unlike in 2010, when Congress nearly failed to pass the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation A...

Here's How Health Insurers Dream of Replacing Obamacare

Wendell Potter | Posted 04.11.2015 | Politics
Wendell Potter

The GOP plan would take us back to the days when insurers could sell junk policies, charge older folks more than they can today and calculate premiums based on a person's health status.

Not So Fast, Net Neutrality...

Michael Winship | Posted 03.29.2015 | Politics
Michael Winship

Over the last few months, things have been looking good for keeping the Internet open to everyone. A little too good, as far as Congress is concerned, which is why members and the corporate lobbyists who write them hefty checks have launched a last-ditch legislative effort to scuttle net neutrality.

Don't Let Congress (and Comcast) Derail Real Net Neutrality

Craig Aaron | Posted 03.17.2015 | Technology
Craig Aaron

A new Republican legislative proposal should be exposed for what it is: a cynical effort by the cable lobby to prevent the FCC from enforcing the law to keep the Internet open.

Paul Blumenthal

These Super PACs Spent Big As Elections Neared, But Kept Donors Secret Until Now

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The race to replace retiring Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) in his Los Angeles County district saw very little spending from outside group...

Paul Blumenthal

Mayday PAC Lost Nearly All Its Races This Year, But Refuses To Concede Defeat

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly every effort by Mayday PAC to elect a candidate who favored campaign finance reform in a contested race fell flat on Tuesday. ...

Fred Upton Keeps His Seat In Congress

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) won his bid for re-election to Congress in Tuesday's midterm election. He defeated Democrat Paul Clements. Upton was firs...

Kate Sheppard

Enviros Tentatively Hopeful About A Potential Upton Upset

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

Climate activists in Michigan are hoping to pull off an upset in the House race that pits incumbent Republican Fred Upton against Democrat Paul Clemen...

Ryan Grim

Silicon Valley Gets A Warm Washington Welcome To Politics

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Silicon Valley executives who gave big money to a super PAC are facing blowback from one of its targets. The mission of the Mayday PAC, ...

5 Ways the Midterms Will Shape the Clean Energy and Climate Future

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

The choices we make in the voting booth always carry weight, but they have even greater heft in a year when control of the Senate is up for grabs, when GOP leaders have promised to roll back decades-worth of public health and environmental safeguards, and when the threat of climate change grows more severe.

Dirty Denier$ Day 19: Congressman Fred Upton

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

It's time for Congressman Upton to once again reinvent himself. It's time to stop being a Dirty Denier$ and start being a clean energy champion for his state.

House Republicans' Report: Obamacare Signups Lagging

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans issued a report Wednesday saying that one-third of people who signed up for health insurance through new federal...

Boehner Unmasked: Profits Over People

Ralph Nader | Posted 05.11.2014 | Politics
Ralph Nader

Is it the job of members of Congress to serve the interests of their corporate pay masters or to support the working class of 30 million Americans whose wages have failed to keep up with inflation as corporate profits and bosses pay have soared?

Obamalaw: Schumer's Bait and the President's Fiat Keep GOP Off Balance

Alan Kelly | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics
Alan Kelly

To many Americans, the process of proposing, passing and implementing the Affordable Care Act has amounted to a game of political power and survival. This week hardened that perception as one senator and one president ran plays to breath life into Obamacare.

A Reboot for the Communications Act

Christina Gagnier | Posted 03.31.2014 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

The process for beginning to update the Communications Act launched with a call for stakeholders and the public to give feedback on what updates shoul...

Obamacare: The Good News, the Bad News, the Same Old News

Brian Joyce | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Brian Joyce

There was good news last week and bad news last week when it comes to the Affordable Care Act, and weirdly enough, for the first time possibly ever, it was the same news.

Clyburn Accuses Dem Reps Of 'Insulating Themselves'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics

Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) said Democratic members of the House insulated themselves from public scrutiny by voting in favor of Rep. Fred Upton's (R-Mi...

Obamacare: Ragged Rollout, Ghoulish Gloating

Rick Horowitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

You're enjoying the problems? Really? ...

The Daily Szep -- Rep. Fred Upton Caricature

Paul Szep | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Paul Szep

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'Keep Your Plan' Bill Passes GOP-Controlled House

Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Republican-controlled House has passed legislation letting insurance companies sell individual coverage to all comers, even if ...

House GOP Getting Their Say On Cancellations

Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics

By DAVID ESPO, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — First, President Barack Obama had his say on reversing millions of insurance cancellations ...