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Henry Waxman's Decade-Long Fight to Improve the Clean Air Act

David Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Roberts

Henry Waxman's The Waxman Report: How Congress Really Works is a series of first-person yarns containing startling measures of suspense, drama, and pathos.

Jeff Muskus

Blue Dogs Delay, Water Down House Health Care Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Conservative Blue Dog Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce Committee are celebrating their success in delaying a full floor vote on health care...

Lawmakers Want To Limit Prescription Drug Ads

nytimes.com | NATASHA SINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In the 1980s, Nancy Reagan told Americans to "Just Say No" to recreational drugs. Now a handful of legislators are just saying no to TV commercial...

Ryan Grim

Blue Dog Health Care Back On -- For Now

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Health care reform negotiations in the House, which had collapsed in an acrimonious heap earlier Friday, are now back on. Two Democrats who had been...

Waxman: Blue Dogs Must Relent On Health Care Reform

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) says there is "no alternative" to having healthcare legislation bypass his commit...

Jeff Muskus

Reid: Senate Will Miss Obama's Health Care Deadline

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) made it official Thursday, telling reporters that his chamber will miss President Obama's August-recess dea...

Jeff Muskus

Blue Dogs Keeping Health Care Stuck In Committee

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Henry Waxman is looking to resume health care negotiations Thursday night. Maybe. Waxman (D-Calif.) heads the House Energy and Commerce Committee, th...

These Health Care Numbers Could Make a Man Sick!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Not only do the various plans now being considered fail to "bend the curve" of health care spending downward, every one of the plans would send the curve still higher.

Jeff Muskus

Waxman: Health Care On Track To Meet Deadline

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats on the Energy and Commerce Committee met behind closed doors Monday as they worked to become the third and final House committee to approve ...

Candidates Turn To Lobbyists For Fundraising Help

thehill.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A number of candidates facing tough re-election bids are turning to K Street for fundraising help. July 15 was the first time that candidates' poli...

What's Right About the House Health Care Plan

Bruce Tenenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Tenenbaum

Now that the House members have proposed legislation, it seems fair that I take a few minutes to talk about what they appear to have gotten right.

House Health Plan Released, Will Boost Taxes On Rich

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House Democrats on Tuesday rolled out a far-reaching $1.5 trillion plan that for the first time would make health care a right and ...

A Clean Energy Moment: Where Hope and History Rhyme

Margie Alt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Margie Alt

Is the climate bill so compromised that we who care about clean energy and the fate of the planet should have opposed it? There are three main reasons why, despite its imperfections, we had to support it.

Henry Waxman: GOP "Rooting Against" USA

Politico | GLENN THRUSH | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), who has had an eventful couple of weeks to say the least, believes House Republican opposition to climate change legisl...

Of Course They're Making Health Care Reform Difficult

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

Let me break it down: that a public health care option should even be assailed suggests the encroachment of an industry desperately clinging to its racket.

Waxman-Markey Property Rights to the Sky ? Part 3 Interview with Economist James Quilligan

Christiana Wyly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christiana Wyly

Greening all of the world's businesses and our consumer habits through the economic signals of the marketplace will not change the energy base of civilization from fossil fuel.

Jason Linkins

Henry Waxman Schooled On Restless Leg Syndrome (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As you may have heard, California Rep. Henry Waxman was released recently from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, having been admitted after ...

Single-Payers Crashing the Gates

Marcy Winograd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcy Winograd

One of the many frustrations for advocates of single-payer health care is the relentless drive to marginalize us, not only by conservatives but also by members of our own party.

Henry Waxman Hospitalized

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Democratic Rep. Henry Waxman remained in the hospital in his home state of California on Wednesday, a day after fainting in his off...

Four Reasons the Climate Bill Passed This Year

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

As the bill moves into the Senate, we will need bold leaders to proclaim that the long-term health of our economy and planet are of greater value than the attack ads of next year's election cycle.

The House Climate Vote Defies Expectation

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Back in January, few people believed that six months into a new session and a new administration -- and in the midst of an economic meltdown -- we could pass transformative clean energy legislation in the House.

Sam Stein

Union Makes Last-Minute Pitch For Climate Change Bill's Passage

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With Congress expected to vote on a 1,201-page climate change bill on Friday, one of the country's largest unions is sending word to Democrats from co...

Jeff Muskus

GOP Antics Helping Dems Push Climate Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With the House of Representatives barreling toward a Friday vote on the Waxman-Markey climate change bill, Democratic leaders working to swing more "Y...

Barney Frank Introduces Marijuana Legislation

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

How many Democrats do we need to elect to Congress before such commonsense laws are passed to rein in some of the excesses of past eras?

RNC Claims "Lights Out" If Climate Bill Passes

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It'll be "lights out" for consumers if the climate change bill before Congress is allowed to become law, the Republican National Committee (RNC) warne...