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Henry Waxman

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...

Ryan Grim

Weiner: House Leadership 'Whistling Past The Graveyard' | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Scott Brown's Senate victory should not put health care reform on hold, Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) told reporters after a caucus meeting Tuesday. ...

Bomb Appalachia (and Face the Music)

Michael Gould-Wartofsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Gould-Wartofsky

Theirs is a coast-to-coast campaign to save Appalachia's mountains and streams -- and Appalachians' homes, jobs, and culture -- from the devastating coal mining practice known as mountaintop removal.

Copenhagen Blues: Obama's Weak Hand on Climate, and the California Option

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
William Bradley

Obama has cobbled together some impressive-looking cards, including action in California. But he's nowhere near signing a Copenhagen Protocol, were one to emerge, which it will not.

A Little-Discussed Issue That Puts "Care" Back in Health Care Reform

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Kelly

Legislation concerning the changes for the drug approval process on a special type of medicine (biologic medicines) could provide huge savings -- a major need with health care reform.

Anna Eshoo's PhRMA Boondoggle: The Devil Is In Her Details

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

Thank you, Rep. Eshoo, for your commitment to having a bill that does not allow for "evergreening." Now the question becomes -- how are we going to get one?

Five House Chairmen to Obama: We All Promised Global AIDS Funding ...

Matthew Kavanagh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Kavanagh

It would seem to be in Obama's interest to make good on the US's global AIDS promises: save a lot of lives, and keep some key allies happy.

Step Up to Mike's Challenge

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Milazzo

Despite all we've learned from Sicko, Fahrenheit 9/11 and Roger and Me, we continue to take abuse. Our pal Mike is now asking us to act.

Ryan Grim

Watergate Babies, Now Fully Grown, Dominating Health Care Endgame | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A new breed of congressional Democrat was swept into office in 1974, less than seven months after Richard Nixon's resignation. The Watergate Babies, a...

Health "Insurance": A Criminal Enterprise

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

I have little doubt that the day will soon arrive when the CEOs of health "insurers" are dragged before Congress to face the same sort of interrogation to which the Waxman Hearings subjected Big Tobacco in the 1990s.

It's Not Just ACORN, Says Congressman Grayson

Kathleen Wells, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Wells, J.D.

I talked with Congressman Alan Grayson in detail about his efforts to stop the government cash flow to contractors that cheat the government and overcharge the American taxpayers.

It's Day One For the Open Internet -- The Games Have Begun

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Art Brodsky

Net Neutrality is a complicated-sounding term for something very simple. Companies that carry your Internet traffic shouldn't be allowed to play favorites.

Democrats Divided Over Waxman's Plan To Grill Insurance Executives

The Hill | Jared Allen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats are split over Rep. Henry Waxman's (D-Calif.) plan to hold high-profile hearings to pressure the insurance industry. Some are convinced tha...

Dems Press Insurance Companies On "Purging" Small Businesses

Roll Call | Tory Newmyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two senior House Democratic lawmakers are seeking new information from six top insurance companies in an ongoing probe of the industry's business prac...

Congressman Waxman: What Americans Need to Know About Health Care

Kathleen Wells, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Wells, J.D.

Last week, Rep. Waxman paneled a discussion at UCLA on climate change. Later, he was gracious enough to sit down with me for an interview.

Hangin' With The Tea Baggers

Vanessa Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Vanessa Carmichael

With makeshift signs that read "Don't Tread On Me" and "The End of Freedom is Socialism," these conservative citizens were there to rally for their side of the healthcare debate, albeit too often, an ill-informed idée fixe.

House Dems Seek Info From Health Insurance Companies

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A spokesman for the health insurance industry accused Democrats of mounting a "fishing expedition" on Wednesday, as individual insu...

The White House Deal with Big Pharma

James Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Love

The White House has abandoned any real effort to control costs in the pharma sector and Democrats have taken this hands-off approach as a green light to side with Big Pharma.

Health Care: The Presidential Campaign of 2009

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

It's not just the bizarro "birther" brigades that are treating Obama as electorally illegitimate. Think about the way the health-care fight has played out recently.

Relying on the Sausage Factory: The Best Way to Enact Health Care?

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

I know to be effective helping the president pass national health care at long last -- which I strongly support -- it would help a little if I understood a little more.

Left, Right & Center: Wall St. Bonuses, Health Care Deal, China and the Beer Summit

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

Andrew Cuomo discovered that $33 billion in bonuses were paid by Wall Street firms during the height of the meltdown and the public bailout. Where's the outrage?

Jeff Muskus

House Health Bill Clears Last Committee Before Floor Vote, Recess | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After nearly two weeks of delays, a health care bill passed the House Energy and Commerce Committee late Friday night, setting the stage for a full fl...

Eshoo and Barton Team Up to Block Generic Biologic Medicines

James Love | Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics
James Love

The Eshoo/Barton amendment, which has the support of many newly pro-PhRMA democrats, will extend the period of monopolies for biologic medicines.