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Jay Rockefeller

Already? Republicans Gearing Up For Next Campaign

Reuters | Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics

Nov 29 (Reuters) - Former South Dakota Republican Governor Mike Rounds said on Thursday he will run in 2014 for a U.S. Senate seat now held by a Dem...

Club For Growth Already Going After 2014 Senate Candidate

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Club for Growth is already pushing the 2014 GOP field in as conservative a direction as possible, questioning the Senate candidacy o...

Science, Standards and Forensics: Part III

Brandon L. Garrett | Posted 11.10.2012 | Crime
Brandon L. Garrett

Our entire system of forensics needs to be shored up -- and Congress may finally be responding to the crisis.

Dave Jamieson

'Playing Politics With People's Lives' | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Someday, a device known as the personal dust monitor could save coal miners a lot of misery. The "PDM," as it's known in mining circ...

Tensions in West Virginia Echo National Debate: Will Polluters Face Reality?

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 08.31.2012 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Will polluting industries continue to resist public health safeguards at every turn? Will energy companies keep looking backward or will they start embracing change? Will we elect leaders who represent special interests or ordinary citizens?

Obama's West Virginia Woes Continue As Top Democrats Skip National Convention

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics

Three top West Virginia Democrats, frustrated with President Barack Obama, said they'll skip the Democratic National Convention, according to the stat...

Dave Jamieson

Mine Disaster Families Plead With Congress: 'It's Been Two Years' (VIDEO) | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than two years after losing their loved ones, relatives of the victims of the Upper Big Branch mining disaster traveled from West V...

U.S. Senator Likely To Be Rebuffed In News Corp. Inquiry

Reuters | Posted 07.04.2012 | Media

* Rockefeller had asked for any evidence of US misconduct * Leveson not authorized to fulfill request, sources say * U.S...

Putting Our Premiums Into Medical Care, Not Profits

Wendell Potter | Posted 07.01.2012 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Chances are that many of the people eligible for an insurance rebate are among those demanding that ObamaCare be repealed or struck down by the Supreme Court. Getting a check in the mail because of ObamaCare might make some of them reconsider.

Max J. Rosenthal

Senator Presses For Speedier Afghanistan Withdrawal | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Monday urging him to accelerate the American withdrawal from A...

The Cry of "We the People" Is a Simple One: Leave Us Alone!

Todd Brewster | Posted 04.24.2012 | Technology
Todd Brewster

Last week, Obama signed a law authorizing the FAA to open the skies to civilian drones. With our society's fierce protection of individual choice, the new world is making it harder to be master of your own domain.

Michael McAuliff

Congress Agrees On Payroll Tax Cut, Unemployment Extension | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional negotiators reached a final deal to extend the popular payroll tax cut for the rest of the year, with Republicans agreeing...

Michael McAuliff

Congress Agrees On Payroll Tax Cut, Unemployment Extension | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional negotiators reached a final deal to extend the popular payroll tax cut for the rest of the year, with Republicans agreeing...

Gerry Smith

Cybersecurity Legislation Gaining 'Momentum' In Congress | Gerry Smith | Posted 02.01.2012 | Technology

After introducing dozens of cybersecurity bills and holding months of hearings on threats from hackers, Congress is moving toward a vote on legislatio...

Dave Jamieson

Disgraced Senator Resurfaces Lobbying For Big Coal | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.22.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Having left Congress after an embarrassing 2007 arrest, former Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) has quietly reemerged in Washington as a lobby...

OK White House, Now Give Consumers Some Quality Time to Talk Health Care

Wendell Potter | Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics
Wendell Potter

The administration should pay far more attention to what they have to say than to executives and lobbyists for Aetna and the rest of the industry who, take it from me, are more interested in their own best interests than in their customers.

Arthur Delaney

Bipartisan Group Of Senators Wants To Ban Bonuses At Fannie And Freddie | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of senators led by Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) announced Wednesday that they want to ban bonu...

Health Insurers to Consumers: Want to Know What You're Buying Before You Buy It? Only If You Pay for It

Wendell Potter | Posted 10.22.2011 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Complying with the new disclosure requirement will mean that insurers will have to spend some money they've never been willing to spend before to provide us with the information we need and in language we can understand.

People Always Have the Right to Opt Out

Chuck Teller | Posted 10.03.2011 | Green
Chuck Teller

Americans receive nearly 90 billion pieces of advertising mail every year. With thousands of companies offering to share their mailing lists, that adds up to an information super highway where individuals are losing control.

Paige Lavender

Conservatives Pressure Republicans To Demand Deep Budget Cuts | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A coalition of conservative groups tried to hike the pressure on Republican lawmakers who might be considering a compromise on the ongoi...

Matt Sledge

Ted Turner Says Coal, Oil Industries Need 'A Good A** Kicking' | Matt Sledge | Posted 07.24.2011 | Green

ANAHEIM, C.A. -- Philanthropist and CNN founder Ted Turner has turned his sights to renewable energy -- and he had some fighting words for the wind in...

Elise Foley

Senate GOP Votes Down Bill To End Big Oil Subsidies | Elise Foley | Posted 07.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A ceremonial vote over whether to end subsidies to major oil companies failed on Tuesday, with 45 Republicans and three Democrats voting...

Dinosaurs and Fossil Fools

Lance Simmens | Posted 07.16.2011 | Green
Lance Simmens

"Dinosaur" means "terrible, powerful, wondrous lizard." It perfectly defines the fossil fools who argue for the continuation of federal tax subsidies as oil tops $100 per barrel, gasoline at the pump passes $4 a gallon and oil company profits top $35 billion so far in 2011.

Dan Froomkin

Democratic Senator Calls Big Oil Execs Selfish, Unfeeling -- And Unbeatable | Dan Froomkin | Posted 07.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The unapologetic -- indeed combative -- testimony on Thursday by top oil executives summoned to defend multi-billion tax subsidies for t...

Do-Not-Track-Online Goes On National Map With Rockefeller Bill

Jamie Court | Posted 07.09.2011 | Politics
Jamie Court

The Do Not Track Me movement is so important because it sets the principle and precedent of the first real governmental limits on the Wild West of Internet data mining.