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House Republicans Grill Nuclear Watchdog Over Yucca Mountain Probe | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 08.15.2011 | Green

Members of a Congressional subcommittee grilled the inspector general of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Tuesday over a report in which he and...

Michael McAuliff

Obama Rebuffs Dem Plea To Be More Forceful | Michael McAuliff | Posted 08.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Democrats challenged President Barack Obama to more forcefully use his bully pulpit during their White House meeting Thurs...

Lucia Graves

House Republicans Mock Claim Koch Brothers Could Benefit From Oil Pipeline | Lucia Graves | Posted 07.24.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- At a hearing on the approval of the Keystone XL, a controversial oil pipeline that would expand Canada's oil sand imports to refineries ...

Democrats Probe Koch's Interest In Oil Sands Pipe

Reuters | Posted 07.21.2011 | Politics

Democratic U.S. lawmakers have asked Congressional panels to look into whether Koch, an energy company led by brothers who are powerhouses in conserva...

The Galileo Syndrome

Edward Flattau | Posted 06.15.2011 | Green
Edward Flattau

Some Republicans have made no bones about their ideologically-driven belief that climate change is a giant hoax, concocted by liberals as a subterfuge to empower big government.

U.S. House Ignores Internet Reality, Again

Art Brodsky | Posted 06.08.2011 | Technology
Art Brodsky

What was remarkable about the House vote today was how the Republicans managed to at once speak in favor of the legislation as helping small business, while ignoring the testimony from those very businesses that opposed it.

Lucia Graves

GOP Denies Climate Change...Again | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- In a vote split cleanly along party lines, the Republican-led House Energy and Commerce Committee on Tuesday rejected measures reaffirmi...

1.3 Million Gallons Of Diesel Fuel Into The Ground? State Looking Into Accusations

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) is investigating claims made in a congressional report regarding the injection of diesel fuel...

Republicans Propose $1.9 Billion Cut To EPA

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Vowing to curb the authority and the budget of the Environmental Protection Agency, congressional Republicans are attacking the age...

Skepticgate: Revealing Climate Denialists for What They Are

Kelly Rigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kelly Rigg

Greenpeace USA's lead researcher just broke the story about a congressional investigation requested by Rep. Waxman that may finally put the climate denial machine under the microscope.

Rep. Waxman Presses for Inquiry on Global Warming Denier Pat Michaels

Kert Davies | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kert Davies

Today, Rep. Henry Waxman sent a letter to Rep. Fred Upton seeking to pull career global warming denier Pat Michaels in for questioning. We look forward to seeing Upton's response.

Elise Foley

Tax Cut Deal Stalls Temporarily In House | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: The House of Representatives is slated to vote near midnight Thursday on the bill to preserve extended unemployment benefits and tax cuts for ...

Dems Propose Bill That Would Gut FCC's Ability To Protect Net Neutrality

Tech Daily Dose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The FCC will not have rulemaking authority under a network neutrality bill that key House Democrats plan to introduce soon, according to a recent draf...

American Midterm Candidates Pandered for Pro-Israel Money and Votes

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Milazzo

Israel and the United States are not one country. Being pro-Israel should not wield so much power that it becomes a principal issue in American elections.

Why Voting Matters for the Climate Movement

Liz Butler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Liz Butler

People in the climate movement -- or anyone who believes in what we're doing to avert a climate crisis and bring about an energy revolution -- can push back on Big Oil and Dirty Coal by exercising their right to vote.

Why Wait on Washington, Waxman or Wu to Protect the Internet? The States Can Break the Stalemate

Cynthia Dill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Cynthia Dill

Freedom of expression in the 21st century depends on an Internet that is open to all and not controlled by a handful of big corporations looking for market share.

Amanda Terkel

Dem Commerce Chair Hits Chamber Funding | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At an event sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, featured speaker Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), chairman of the powerful House Energy...

Why it's "Radical" to Fight Corporate Control of Government (And Why Net Neutrality Is a Remedy)

Josh Silver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Silver

All of the disasters and failures of late share a common thread: There is a broader, ongoing government-wide failure to challenge the supremacy of industry lobbyists in Washington.

America's Rising Technocracy Should Be Built on Conciliation, Not Petty Infighting

Angela Benton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Angela Benton

President Obama set out an ambitious tech vision for this country's future; it's in our collective best interest that we work together in getting there.

Genachowski's Choice

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Timothy Karr

The fate of the open Internet now rests in the hands of FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski. The chairman just needs to muster the courage to do right by the millions of Internet users who demand an Internet of, for, and by the people.

Smart Internet Policy That's Good for Main Street

Julius H. Hollis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Julius H. Hollis

Americans need jobs and investments in broadband technology can create them. This goal of investing deeply in broadband technology remains central to America's economic vitality today.

A Clear Message Emerges From the Hill's Net Neutrality Mess: 'The FCC Must Act'

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Art Brodsky

What we had here were some "grassroots" groups using industry talking points to kill a bill that the telecom industry now wanted -- or at least said it could support. Ah, irony.

All the Political Cover the FCC Could Ever Want

Marvin Ammori | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marvin Ammori

Net Neutrality is the right thing for our democracy, economy, and global competitiveness. And Americans support an open Internet. so why does this independent agency needs so much "cover" to do the right thing?

'Glenn Beck' Sponsor Goldline To Testify Before Congress

Mother Jones | Stephanie Mencimer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Glenn Beck's favorite gold company is getting hauled up to Capitol Hill Thursday for a grilling over its allegedly deceptive business practices. And t...

Factory Farmer's Apology Will Not Make Eggs Safer

David Kirby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Kirby

When it comes to eggs and other animal food products raised in huge, industrialized, often unsanitary factory farms, we need more than apologies: We need inspection, enforcement, and accountability.