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GOP Rushes Forward With Its Health Care Bill

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 03.09.2017 | Politics

House Republicans plowed ahead with their effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, brushing aside new criticism of what their proposed legislation...

White House Preemptively Attacks Congressional Budget Office On Obamacare Bill

The Huffington Post | S.V. Dáte | Posted 03.08.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s White House Wednesday began undermining the credibility of the Congressional Budget Office – days ahead of...

Dem Lawmaker Calls GOP Health Care Bill An Act Of 'Malice,' Not 'Mercy'

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 03.08.2017 | Politics

House Republicans’ current efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act are more malicious than merciful, says one Democratic lawmaker. Re...

Obamacare Repeal Bill Goes After Lottery Winners

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.08.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― There are a number of winners and losers in the Republican health care plan unveiled this week, but one particular population seems to ...

Don't Count Trump Out Yet -- Obamacare Repeal Has A Path To His Desk

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.08.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Within hours of House Republicans releasing the American Health Care Act on Monday night, conservative groups were panning it as little...

Jason Chaffetz: Poor People Shouldn't Buy iPhones If They Need Money For Health Care

The Huffington Post | Hayley Miller | Posted 03.07.2017 | Politics

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) is proposing a quick fix for low-income Americans unable to afford coverage under President Donald Trump’s newly propos...

Democrats (And Rand Paul) Go In Search Of Secret GOP Obamacare Bill

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 03.03.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― After years of complaining about the secretive way Democrats drafted the Affordable Care Act, Republicans locked a bill to repeal and r...

Now Republicans Are Keeping Their Obamacare Plans A Secret

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 03.02.2017 | Politics

House Republican leaders feel so good about their bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act that they’re trying to hide it from public scru...

Democrats Gloat Over GOP’s Obamacare Predicament

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 02.08.2017 | Politics

BALTIMORE ― House Democrats are feeling good about the fight over the Affordable Care Act. As Republicans continue to debate exactly how to deliver ...

Energy and Commerce Committee Conducts Review of Planned Parenthood and Center for Medical Progress

Rep. Jan Schakowsky | Posted 09.09.2016 | Politics
Rep. Jan Schakowsky

The Energy and Commerce Committee Democrats announced that the ongoing investigation into Planned Parenthood has shown what we already know - that Planned Parenthood did not break any laws and continues to provide excellent health care to millions of women.

How This Federal Data Breach Law Could Actually Hurt Consumers

Adam Levin | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics
Adam Levin

The undermining of better laws is bad, but worse is the way the Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2015 underscores a continuing failure of our leaders to fully understand the nature of the problems we face in the mare's nest that is consumer privacy and data security.

Kate Sheppard

Enviros Tentatively Hopeful About A Potential Upton Upset | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

Climate activists in Michigan are hoping to pull off an upset in the House race that pits incumbent Republican Fred Upton against Democrat Paul Clemen...

American Innovation for NCDs

Michael Hodin | Posted 09.28.2014 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

Twenty first century health challenges - exacerbated by age-related NCDs - require 21st century solutions.

'Our Energy Moment': The Blue Engine Behind Fracked Gas Exports PR Blitz

Steve Horn | Posted 06.02.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Behind nearly every major corporate policy push there's an accompanying well-coordinated public relations and propaganda...

House Panel: GM Documents 'Paint An Unsettling Picture'

Reuters | Posted 05.30.2014 | Politics

(Corrects attribution, paragraph 3) WASHINGTON, March 30 (Reuters) - Thousands of documents from General Motors and a federal agency o...

Kate Sheppard

Whatever Happened To All That Enthusiasm For 'Clean Coal?' | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It wasn't that long ago that "clean coal" was all the rage. John McCain touted it on the campaign trail in 2008. So did Barack Obama. Th...

Newt Gingrich Calls Kathleen Sebelius A Worse Liar Than Nixon

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) took to Twitter Wednesday morning to attack Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ testim...

The GOP's New Obamacare Attack: If You Can't Beat the Law, Beat the People Who Benefit From It

Ethan Rome | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics
Ethan Rome

As Republicans come to terms with the futility of their incessant efforts to repeal, defund, undermine and otherwise trash Obamacare, they're turning to a new last-ditch strategy: make it harder for people who desperately need health care to get it under the new law.

SAMHSA Slammed by Congress... And for Good Reason

DJ Jaffe | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics
DJ Jaffe

The problems preceded sequestration. Several representatives noted that sequestration makes it more imperative, rather than less to focus SAMHSA resources on the most seriously ill.

Awash in Misinformation: America's Domestic Tight Oil 'Bump'

Daniel Davis | Posted 05.22.2013 | Business
Daniel Davis

The idea of oil "independence" understandably appeals to Americans. But at some point America's leaders must recognize the physical evidence indicates the alleged "energy revolution" is likely to be merely a relatively short-term bump.

The Environment, the Election, Money and the Koch Brothers

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 12.31.2012 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

The efforts to stymie the president in his agenda to improve our health standards through EPA regulations have been spearheaded by monied influences-not only in the presidential race -- but down the ticket as well.

Erin Mershon

Fred Upton, GOP Committee Chairman, Pushes Obama To Disclose, But Defended Bush | Erin Mershon | Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A House Republican chairman who once defended the Bush administration's non-disclosure is now blasting the White House for withholding i...

Park Fire Sale

Edward Flattau | Posted 06.10.2012 | Green
Edward Flattau

Congressional Republicans assure us they would never dispose of our major national parks, yet they have introduced bills that would make some national monuments and wildlife refuges eligible for energy exploitation, if not outright purchase.

Top Ten Koch Facts

Robert Greenwald and Jesse Lava | Posted 06.09.2012 | Politics
Robert Greenwald and Jesse Lava

Everyone seems to be investigating Charles and David Koch lately, with exposés of their corrupt political behavior popping up in places like the New ...

GOP Lawmaker Entertains Obama 'Birther' Notions

The Hill | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics

Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.), a top member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, on Tuesday said he's not yet convinced that President Obama’s ...