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Henry Waxman

9 Reasons to Say No on Syria

Brent Roske | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics
Brent Roske

If I was in Congress my vote for a strike against Syria would be 'No.' Here's why.

No Bombing In Syria Until UN Inspectors Release Their Findings

Brent Roske | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics
Brent Roske

This is the grizzly math of America assuming the role of world police force. If chemical weapons are indeed a U.S. line in the sand, then we need the UN inspectors to back up the claim.

Roske Leads Waxman in Race for California's 33rd

Brent Roske | Posted 08.22.2013 | Politics
Brent Roske

'It is not the critic who counts...' If you're unfamiliar with Teddy Roosevelt's inspiring speech to the Sorbonne from 1910, then we're probabl...

The Independent: The Art of Congressional Compromise

Brent Roske | Posted 09.22.2013 | Politics
Brent Roske

The use of the Civil War to show where Congressional compromise has failed is an extreme measure, but in our current Congress other battles have been pitched from entrenched positions with unfortunate consequences, showing the need for compromise.

Kathleen Miles

Congressman Seeks To Ban Homemade Assault Weapons | Kathleen Miles | Posted 09.17.2013 | Los Angeles

John Zawahri, the man who shot five people to death near Santa Monica College last month before being killed by police, failed a gun-purchase backgrou...

President Obama Vows to Cut Pollution

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 08.28.2013 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

I was live tweeting the speech, which had a distinct "call to arms" tone, as Obama underscored the need for each citizen to do his/her part. He said, "I'm going to need all of you to educate others. Speak up for the facts, Broaden the circle. Make yourself heard."

A Pledge for Mr. Waxman

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 07.13.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

What Henry Waxman is really saying is that he doesn't consider Social Security benefits to be that kind of fundamental issue. He's entitled to his opinion. And I'm entitled to my opinion -- about that.

The Second Coming of King Canute and the Fate of Conservatism

Carl Pope | Posted 06.01.2013 | Green
Carl Pope

North Carolina is paving the way to make more of these nasty, irresolvable human tragedies inevitable. But is the counsel -- 'don't seek to stabilize the climate, plan for its chaos' -- sincere on the right?

Bicameral Task Force Tackles Climate Change

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 06.01.2013 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

The American public needs to proactively support the efforts of Waxman and Whitehouse, and the Task Force on Climate Change, by demanding that their elected representatives generate ideas, share proposals, and coordinate efforts on climate change. Options are quickly running out.

Ryan Grim

An Accidental Rainmaker For Lobbyists | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Carl Levin will be remembered as the powerful chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, a Michigan man who fiercely championed th...

'Green News Report' - February 28, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.30.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

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 ...

The Climate Post: Continuing Carbon Emissions Could Have Devastating Impacts on Poor Countries

Tim Profeta | Posted 11.27.2012 | Green
Tim Profeta

Climate change could cost the world more than $1.2 trillion annually and contribute to the deaths of more than 100 million people if action against climate change isn't taken.

Wal-Mart Discloses "Nada" in Mexigate Bribery Case

Al Norman | Posted 10.17.2012 | Business
Al Norman

Wal-Mart now has until August 28 to become transparent. For a company that says it has no gray areas, Wal-Mart remains a remarkably opaque company. Only a business with something to hide would stone-Wal Congress this way.

Architect Of Health Care Law On GOP Repeal: 'They Could Do It'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 07.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the Supreme Court's landmark health care ruling in the books, a main Obamacare architect weighed in Sunday on the possibility of it...

Mitt Romney and House Republicans: A Scary Combination

Brian J. Siebel | Posted 08.19.2012 | Politics
Brian J. Siebel

If you want a glimpse into how reactionary a Romney presidency could be, take a look at what House Republicans have been voting for in the 112th Congr...

Hospital CEO To Step Down Amid Accretive Health Debt-Collection Controversy

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 05.24.2012 | Business

Mark Eustis, the president CEO of a Minnesota hospital company under fire from state and federal authorities for allegedly harsh tactics its employees...

Dan Froomkin

Dems Seek Info About Firms That Funded Anti-Bribery Law Campaign | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.22.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Two Democratic congressmen are investigating whether the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's tenacious attack on a key anti-bribery statute has l...

Jeffrey Young

Hospital Debt Collector Taps Washington Bigwigs In Bid To Restore Reputation | Jeffrey Young | Posted 05.15.2012 | Business

Accretive Health, a debt-collection company under fire for allegedly hounding hospital patients over unpaid bills, has hired former President George W...

Jeffrey Young

For Your Own Good: Debt Collectors Say They Help Hospital Patients By Demanding Money | Jeffrey Young | Posted 05.11.2012 | Business

Accretive Health, a debt-collection company under fire from Minnesota and federal officials for aggressive tactics to squeeze money from hospital pati...

Jeffrey Young

Rahm Emanuel Fights For Widely Criticized Debt Collector | Jeffrey Young | Posted 05.08.2012 | Business

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants his Democratic colleague Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson to lay off hospital debt-collector Accretive Health,...

Jeffrey Young

Here Come The Feds: Hospital Debt Collection Under Scrutiny From Obama Cabinet Member And Democrats | Jeffrey Young | Posted 05.02.2012 | Business

Government regulators are looking into reports of aggressive debt collectors hassling patients at hospitals. Health and Human Services Secretary Ka...

Michael McAuliff

House Passes Student Loan Bill That Cuts Women's Health Program, As Boehner Rails Against 'War On Women' | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives advanced a bill Friday that funds cheaper student loans by cutting a preventive health care program -- spar...

Congress Looks Into Walmart's Lobbying Against Anti-Bribery Law

The Huffington Post | Alice Hines | Posted 04.25.2012 | Business

Two congressmen investigating the Walmart bribery scandal announced on Wednesday that they will also begin probing Walmart's lobbying against the Fore...

Walmart To Be Investigated By Congress Over Mexican Bribery Scandal

The Huffington Post | Alice Hines | Posted 04.23.2012 | Business

Soon, the world's biggest retailer will be forced to answer to Congress. Two Democratic Representatives launched an investigation Monday afternoon...