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The White House Climate Meeting: Obama Reassures Swing Voters

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

For the first time ever, the President of the United States invited a group of House Democrats to the White House on Tuesday to urge them to agree on draft climate legislation.

Waxman And White House Confirm: Climate Change Bill Coming This Year

The Hill | Sam Youngman and Mike Soraghan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Henry Waxman, fresh out of a White House meeting with President Obama on Tuesday, pushed back against those who have suggested climate change leg...

Rep. Pence Caught Lying About Green Jobs Bill

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Nelson

Less than an hour after the Think Progress interview Mr. Pence appeared on MSNBC again and repeated his discredited "$3,100 energy tax" lie. Watch the incredible video below.

Why Vets Are Backing Clean Energy

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

Why would veterans get involved in a fight over renewable energy and efficiency? Well, for those of us who served, fighting terrorists and insurgents, this support is a no-brainer.

First 100 Days a Good Dress Rehearsal: Now We Need the Main Act

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

I have traveled to Washington many times since President Obama took office, and each time I go, I am struck by the action-oriented and economics-driven tone he has set for clean energy and global warming policy.

Green News Report - April 28, 2009 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: Swine flu protection, nuthin' but pork, said the Republicans; California's new fuel regulations threaten corn ethanol; Does ...

Shocker: Blue Dogs Thwart Fellow Democrat

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

Jim Matheson is one of 10 moderate Democrats (see: Blue Dog Democrats, what they call themselves so people stop confusing them with Republicans) who are all worked up over Waxman's climate bill.

Newt King Coal & Other Big Oil Buffoons

Josh Dorner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Dorner

This week, the defenders of dirty energy really, really outdid themselves in their efforts to try and derail the clean energy jobs plan currently starting to wend its way through the House of Representatives.

Helping Henry Waxman Get the Job Done

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Nilles

His discussion draft is a good start to solving global warming. But he needs all the help we can provide to keep the coal industry and their allies on his committee at bay.

A Good Week in Washington for Climate Action

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

We have 228 days until the international climate negotiations begin in Copenhagen, but today stands out among them.

Waxman-Markey vs. Van Hollen: Two Approaches to Climate Change

Mike Sandler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mike Sandler

Two climate change bills were introduced last week. If we liken these two bills to race horses, they have just left the gate and they have many laps still to go

Rolling Stone's Environmental Rock Stars

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

It may not be the cover of Rolling Stone, but the Sierra Club's own Bruce Nilles is nonetheless a rock star for being No. 74 on the iconic rock magazine's "RS 100: Agents of Change" list.

"First Read" of the Waxman-Markey Energy and Climate Discussion Draft

David Doniger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Doniger

The "discussion draft" of the American Clean Energy and Security Act is a bold starting point for passing comprehensive energy and climate legislation through Congress this year.

House Climate Bill Proposal Tougher Than Obama Asked For

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

There's finally a trailhead for the long, slow road toward a climate bill. Representatives Ed Markey and Henry Waxman announced their bill proposal, w...

The Waxman-Markey Green Jobs Bill Isn't Perfect, But it Is Absolutely Necessary

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Nelson

Representatives Henry Waxman and Ed Markey Tuesday at long last made public a discussion draft of the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES). ...

Ryan Grim

Waxman And Markey To Unveil Climate Change Legislation | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two powerful House Democrats plan to unveil a draft of a climate change bill Tuesday, officially kicking off the legislative race to cap carbon emissi...

Dems & Repubs on Health Care: 'Love a Lobbyist'

Michele Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michele Swenson

The same insurance and pharmaceutical lobbies have granted themselves billions of dollars of taxpayer subsidies and inflated profits continue to shape the healthcare reform debate today.

Arthur Delaney

Dems Grill FTC Head: "What Happened?" | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Tuesday, members of a House subcommittee lamented the weakness of consumer protection from predatory lenders -- be they credit card companies, payd...

Ryan Grim

Pelosi: Energy Bill Should Do It All | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday called for efforts to create energy independence and to combat climate change to be wrapped into one larg...

Planned Parenthood Rebukes Obama For Removing 'Family Planning' From Stimulus

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama's only been in office for eight days and some of his friends are already steaming mad at him. The president of Planned Parenthood Ac...

It's Just Not Julius -- There's An All New Telecom Team

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Art Brodsky

Much of the buzz around Washington in telecom circles has been about the selection of Julius Genachowski as the new chairman of the FCC. But he's only at the top of the all-new lineup.

The House Must Act Now on Cap-and-Trade Legislation

Gillian Caldwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gillian Caldwell

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said this week that she has enough votes to pass cap-and-trade legislation aimed at curbing global warming, but would not commit to holding a vote in 2009.

Phasing Out of Transition and Into the Book Business

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

Leaving transition work, I find myself a lot more hopeful about generally progressive policy coming out of the Obama administration than some of my friends in the progressive blogosphere.

Waxman On Why He Had To Oust Fellow Dem

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The New York Times' Deborah Solomon interviews Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA), who recently ousted John Dingell (D-MI) to become chair of the powerful Commi...

Obama Can Restore Constitutional Democracy in Two Easy Steps

David Fiderer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Fiderer

In spite of widespread evidence that Bush, Cheney, Rove et al. ran a criminal operation, Obama may be reluctant to use his political capital in pursuit of prior administration officials.