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James Sensenbrenner

ExxonMobil, Peabody Coal Lobbying for Bill Preventing Climate Change Accounting in US Trade Deals

Steve Horn | Posted 12.20.2016 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogThe day before global leaders and diplomats passed a climate change deal in Paris at the United Nations climate summit, th...

Why 'We're Not About to Turn Around': Honoring Martin Luther King's Fight for Voting Rights

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 03.22.2014 | Politics
Elisabeth MacNamara

The newly filed legislation to repair the Voting Right Act and stop the flood of voter suppression is both possible and realistic. The League of Women Voters believes it is crucial for Congress to act swiftly to repair the Voting Rights Act and protect the voting rights of Americans everywhere.

We've Reached The Point Where Climate Change Deniers Need To Be Reminded That It Snows Every Year

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 12.12.2013 | Politics

Congressman Jared Huffman (D-Calif.) took to the House floor Tuesday to remind his colleagues that a snowfall in December does not disprove climate ch...

The True Patriots in Congress Trying to End NSA Tyranny

Robert Scheer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Good old George can stop spinning in his grave. Yes, our most heroic general and inspiring president, who warned us in his farewell address "to guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism." It's an alert that's been ignored in the nation's hysterical reaction to the attacks of 9/11.

NSA Spying: Did Bin Laden Win?

Rick Horowitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Life in a national insecurity state......

A Case of Conviction: Many Troubling Aspects of the Manning Verdict and Snowden Saga

William Bradley | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

Bradley Manning stands convicted, though not of the biggest charge. Edward Snowden is out of Moscow's main airport, his latest revelation of NSA surveillance echoing loudly. Two cases of conviction, though imperfect, with only one convicted, bringing mixed tidings and mixed reactions.

Ryan J. Reilly

GOP's Voting Rights Act Champion: I'm A Mechanic, Not A Civil Rights Icon | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The best hope for replacing a key provision of the Voting Rights Act is a white Republican lawyer from Wisconsin who supports voter ID l...

DOJ: Holder's Testimony In Fox News Leak Was 'Accurate And Consistent'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 05.31.2013 | Politics

One day after House Republicans charged that Attorney General Eric Holder's leaks testimony was "at odds with" media reports, the Justice Department r...

Amanda Terkel

Congress Saved Section 5 Of The Voting Rights Act In 2006 -- But What About In 2013? | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There aren't too many Republicans loudly demanding that the Supreme Court uphold Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, the heart of the la...

Science and Religion: Never the Twain Shall Meet

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 04.14.2013 | Science
Jeff Schweitzer

Unlike scientific claims, beliefs cannot be arbitrated to determine which is valid because there is no objective basis on which to compare one set of beliefs to another. Those two world views are not closer than we think; they are as far apart as could possibly be imagined.

Lucia Graves

Heartland Spin-off 'Will Not Promote Climate Skepticism' | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.14.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The Heartland Institute's insurance research project, formerly the Center on Finance, Insurance and Real Estate, which on Friday announc...

Lucia Graves

Controversial Billboard Prompts Internal Rifts At Heartland | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.14.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The Heartland Institute announced Friday the spin-off of its insurance research project, effective May 31. The departure comes just a we...

Lucia Graves

Donors Jump Ship On Heartland | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.09.2012 | Green

Six days after the Heartland Institute launched an ad campaign comparing a belief in global warming to the psychology of mass murder, corporate sponso...

Lucia Graves

Solyndra Audit Release Prompts Republicans To Run Victory Laps | Lucia Graves | Posted 02.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) took a victory lap on Thursday when it was announced that Herb Allison, the man tasked with reviewing th...

GOP Seeks Big Changes In Federal Prison Sentences

NPR | Posted 01.31.2012 | Crime

Every year, federal judges sentence more than 80,000 criminals. Those punishments are supposed to be fair — and predictable. But seven years ago, th...

Really Sensenbrenner? Michelle Obama's Top Fitness Moments of 2011

The Huffington Post | Meredith Melnick | Posted 12.23.2011 | Healthy Living

Say what? When Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) criticized Michelle Obama, he went right for the, uh, posterior. "She lectures us on eating right while s...

Congressman: Michelle Obama Has 'Large Posterior'

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 12.22.2011 | Style

In today's edition of Outrageous And Unfounded Insults, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) has decided to question Michelle Obama's body shape. MediaBis...

Of Sense and Sensenbrenner

Leslie Harris | Posted 09.12.2011 | Technology
Leslie Harris

Sensenbrenner, Chairman of the House Judiciary Crime Subcommittee, pulled no punches, "I believe this bill is bad policy and I will do my best to kill it."

Amanda Terkel

Wisconsin Protesters Flood Town Hall Meeting In Governor's Hometown | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Protesters unhappy with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's budget proposals forced a GOP congressman to shut down a town hall meeting on Mond...

The Science of Climate Change and Closing Doors in Congress

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

On Dec. 1, I provided oral and written testimony to a hearing of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming of the US Congress. It turns out this was the very last hearing of the Select Committee.

Scientists To Fight Climate Change Skeptics With Organized Campaign

Los Angeles Times | Neela Banerjee, Tribune Washington Bureau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The American Geophysical Union plans to announce that 700 researchers have agreed to speak out on the issue. Other scientists plan a pushback against ...

On Immigration, Are You a Lamar Smith-John Boehner-Steve King Republican?

Rep. Luis Gutierrez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Luis Gutierrez

About a week ago, I announced that I would not run for Mayor of Chicago so that I could devote my full time and attention to my vocation: fighting for immigration reform.

Stock Ownership Up In Congress: Maximizing Public Good Or Portfolios?

The Washington Post | Robert O'Harrow Jr., Kimberly Kindy and Dan Keating | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) this summer proposed a $4 billion tax on medical-device firms to help offset the cost of health-care reforms, an unusua...

Is Now the Right Time for Immigration Reform? Chuck Schumer, the Sensenbrenner in Liberal's Clothes

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anis Shivani

The Schumer mandate for the undocumented to register within a short period of time, or else be permanently barred from becoming U.S. residents, is a prime example of the law run amok.

Yes, There Are Racists in the GOP

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Boyce

There is a segment of the GOP that brings a racist attitude to the immigration debate, and it's made up of House members, not marginal figures in the Party.