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Henry Waxman

Will Henry Waxman Sell Out the Internet to Big Corporations? Worse Than Google/Verizon?

Jason Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jason Rosenbaum

Reports are circulating that Waxman is preparing to introduce legislation that would kill free speech online. Why is he, a champion for progressive causes in the past, driving this awful legislation?

Net Neutrality: A Crucial Issue With a Lame Name

Tina Dupuy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Tina Dupuy

We to ensure that the Internet can be open and indifferent to all content. Congress didn't just sit on their hands and hope that just because no one had yet developed Yellowstone it wasn't at risk of such a fate.

BP Tripled Its Advertising Budget During Spill, Neared $100 million

Fortune | Shelley DuBois | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Late Monday, BP (BP) responded to a request from the Congressional Committee on Energy and Commerce that asked the company to report how much money it...

Lucia Graves

House Clears $26.1 Billion State-Aid Package, Dems Slam GOP Obstructionism | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The House passed a bill Tuesday afternoon providing $26.1 billion to cash-strapped state governments, and preventing roughly 161,000 teachers and 158,...

Henry Waxman: If 'Most Difficult Democrats' Get Ousted In November That Wouldn't Be So Bad

The Hill | Russell Berman and Molly K. Hooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) believes the November elections will likely weed out some of "most difficult Democrats" that leadership lawmakers have de...

How They Passed Health Care: Tri-Com Unity, Climate Change Handicaps And The Offer Max Baucus Should Have Refused

The New Republic | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It was Henry Waxman, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, who had tried to get tough with the manufacturers of biological drugs. He wa...

Waxman and Markey's Hydraulic Fracking Smackdown

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

Looks like the US Congress is going to crack down on the natural gas industry over the nasty process of hydraulic fracturing.

Opposition Builds to Canadian Pipeline for the World's Dirtiest Oil

Erich Pica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Erich Pica

Yesterday marked the 80th day that oil has been hemorrhaging into the Gulf of Mexico from the site where BP's Deepwater Horizon rig exploded and took ...

Powerhouse Waxman Tells Clinton to Back off Dirty Canada Oil Sand Pipeline

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA), a senior member of Congress and chair of the powerful Congressional Committee on Energy and Commerce has penned a public let...

Net Neutrality Struggle Hits Tipping Point

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Art Brodsky

A little letter that went over to the FCC from Rep. Henry Waxman and Jay Rockefeller to FCC chief Julius Genachowski could change everything for Internet freedom.

Who Let the Blue Dogs Out?

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Solomon

This is a grim story about the care and feeding of a Blue Dog. Right now, Congresswoman Jane Harman is facing a serious primary challenge from a genuine progressive, Marcy Winograd, in Southern California's 36th congressional district.

Not in Sickness; in Health: How Health Reform could Start a Real Revolution

Larry Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Cohen

While the nation still struggles to understand the impact and implementation of health reform, the Prevention and Public Health Funda barely noted p...

Green News Report -- June 15, 2010 (Audio)

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

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: "The Nightmare...

Harman Uses Bush/Cheney Fear Tactics on Winograd and Voters

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Linda Milazzo

Harman is out of touch. She's the richest woman in Congress. Every two years she re-buys her seat and indulges her personal passions: war, war technology and war intelligence.

Israel and Harman in Tandem: From High Seas to Airwaves

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Solomon

The so-called smart money is on Harman in next Tuesday's primary, but the incumbent -- like the Israeli government -- has reason to worry. Sometimes, moral revulsion can topple defenders of the indefensible.

Gravity's Rainbow Blows Up Industry Attacks on an Open Internet

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Art Brodsky

The bottom line for net neutrality is not regulation for regulation's sake. How can consumers best be protected, and how can we be put into the best position to receive the benefits of competition and innovation?

How They Passed Health Care: The Final Installment

The New Republic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Nancy Pelosi was in the Old Executive Office Building when one of her advisers gave her a message: Obama wanted her next door, in the White House. Mar...

Winograd vs. Harman in CA Primary: Will U.S. or Israel's Interests Come First?

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Linda Milazzo

By jumping onto the "Israel can do no wrong" bandwagon, Rep. Waxman and Rep. Harman substitute short-term political advantage for a strategy that could protect Israel and its people.

Don't Spit Into the Wind

Gary Liberson, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Liberson, PhD

Perhaps it was 8 years of a pro-business administration or an agency not noted for regulatory zeal, but few corporations have worked as hard as Toyota to embarrass a regulatory agency.

After Health Care: Climate & Energy Legislation

Donnie Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Donnie Fowler

"Cap-and-trade as we know it is dead, but the issue of cleaning up the air and energy independence should not die -- and you will never have energy in...

Why SoCal Residents Should Feel Betrayed By Both Toyota and Southwest Airlines

Charles Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Charles Feldman

Both Toyota and Southwest are companies that gained customers based, in large measure, on the good will they created over many years. That is why many SoCal customers feel so betrayed.

Toyota Recall: Rep. Stupak Says Documents Show Toyota's Deception

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- (BY LARRY MARGASAK, AP) House investigators believe Toyota intentionally resisted the possibility that electronic defects caused uninten...

Huge Compensation Packages Should Be Approved by Stockholders

Michael Blumenfield, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Blumenfield, M.D.

The owners of the company should have something to say before executives are given multimillion dollar compensations. You would think that this would be the case now.

Ryan Grim

Dems To Wall Street: GOP's Not The Party For You | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Democrats reacted possessively on Thursday to Republican Minority Leader John Boehner's effort to persuade JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon that the fin...

Ryan Grim

House GOP Going After Health Care Deal Documents | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Republicans plan to force a difficult vote on Democrats in the Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday, pressing forward with a "resolution o...