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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.

Key Senator Says Another FAA Shutdown Possible

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 01.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Another shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration is possible because lawmakers haven't resolved a labor issue that's holding...

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...

Former Senator Dies At 91

AP | By KAREN HAWKINS | Posted 11.17.2011 | Politics

CHICAGO -- Former Sen. Charles H. Percy, a successful Chicago businessman once widely viewed as a top presidential contender, described himself as "a ...

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...

Labor Deal made For Thousands Of Miners

AP | TIM HUBER | Posted 08.13.2011 | Business

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The United Mine Workers said Monday it has reached a tentative labor agreement with coal producers that employ thousands of ...

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.

Bianca Bosker

Officials Push For Action In 'Online Privacy War' | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Top senators and members of the Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday criticized the current state of Internet privacy regulations and pushed for legi...

Journalist Recalls Interviewing Last Surviving American WWI Veteran | Andrea Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

I met Frank Woodruff Buckles on a chilly March afternoon in 2007 at his farmhouse in Charles Town, W.Va. He was a mere 106 years old back then. The l...

Who Wants to Cash in on Gutting the Clean Air Act?

Liz Butler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Liz Butler

All of us who care about stopping climate change pollution need to stand together and say no. No, you cannot buy our democracy; no, you cannot pollute our air; and no, you cannot overpower us with money.

Senator: Obama Has Taken Too Long To Update Families On Mine Disaster Investigation

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Sen. Jay Rockefeller is asking the Obama administration to update the families of miners killed in West Virginia's Upper Big Bra...

Olbermann: Senator Who Wants To 'End' MSNBC Told Me He Loves My MSNBC Show

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Keith Olbermann tried to set Senator Jay Rockefeller straight in the first "Worst Persons In The World" segment since he suspended it three weeks ago...

Senator Wants FCC To 'End' Fox News, MSNBC

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

During a committee meeting on Wednesday about television retransmission consent, Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) veered away from his prepared remarks ...

Energy Sec. Chu Calls for More Black Lung, Strip-Mining, Coal Ash, Coal Slurry and Coalfield Poverty

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Chu triumphantly told his Big Coal listeners that he would "save coal" by investing billions into still infeasible, prohibitively expensive, unproven and fanciful carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology.

We Can't Lose the Clean Air Act in a Climate Bill

Gillian Caldwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gillian Caldwell

After nearly three months of inaction since the beginning of the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, the Senate will finally take on climate and clean energy within the next two weeks.

Murkowski Part II Rears its Ugly Head

Lowell Feld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lowell Feld

As we all know, the public was outraged at Murkowski's Big Oil bailout bill. Now, unfortunately, Sen. Jay Rockefeller is pushing Murkowski Part II, yet there's far less attention being paid to this effort.

Snowepocalypse Now: Senators Back An Open Internet

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Art Brodsky

The Senators who harp on the FCC's need to go to Congress to reverse a decision the Commission previously made know that Congress will never act in a timely fashion, if at all, to protect broadband consumers.

Senate Democrats Push FCC On Net Neutrality, Vow To Protect It

Washington Post | Cecilia Kang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Sen. John D. Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) said he would take up legislation to protect the authority of the Federal Communications Commission over broadband ...