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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.

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.

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 ...

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.

As the Climate Turns

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with ups and downs of the climate debate strain credulity. Senate Does Not Approve of Disapproving The Senate has...

The Senate Almost Votes to Join the Flat Earth Society

Michael Kieschnick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Kieschnick

47 senators voted yes on the so-called Murkowski Amendment. What kind of country elects 47 senators who deny basic science?

Senate Vote Could Halt EPA From Regulating CO2 Emissions

The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In the absence of congressional action on climate change, the Senate is heading toward a much-watched vote on whether the Obama adm...

Gang of Eight Members Want a Bigger Gang

Michelle Richardson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Richardson

President Obama is threatening to veto a bill that would check the president's authority to single-only inform a small coterie of Congressmen about important intelligence activities.

How Obama's Strategy on Health Care Reform Makes Perfect Sense

Michael J.W. Stickings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael J.W. Stickings

We may be critical of Obama's conservative approach to reform, of his stultifying realism, of his lack of leadership, but I suspect that the White House is driven primarily by the desire for immediate success.

Sam Stein and Ryan Grim

Rockefeller Not Inclined To Support Reconciliation For The Public Plan | Sam Stein and Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: Wednesday 9:52 AM -- Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.V.), under pressure for speaking against the strategy of pursuing a public option through reco...

What I've Learned About the Congressional Budget Office and Health Care

Joanne Doroshow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Doroshow

The most powerful people in the health care debate right now can be found on the 4th floor of the Ford House Office Building, a nondescript WPA government structure once used by the FBI to store fingerprint records.

Jay Rockefeller: White House Approach To Public Option "Difficult To Fathom"

Talking Points Memo | Brian Beutler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I just spoke with Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), who had a bit of a fractured take on the current state of the public option. He took issue with the Pre...

Jeff Muskus

Public Option Battle Continues: Alternatives Won't Please Opponents, Says Sen. Rockefeller | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If conservative Democrats can't support a public option, they'd better be prepared for alternative solutions that also involve more government involve...

Jay Rockefeller Tears Into Howard Dean: 'Nonsense ... Irresponsible' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Via Greg Sargent, Sen. Jay Rockefeller launched into Howard Dean on MSNBC Wednesday afternoon. Andrea Mitchell asked about Dean's belief that the Se...

"Cadillac" Health Plans a Smooth Ride or a Bumpy Road?

Robin Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Robin Baker

The Finance Committee's proposal would impose a tax on employer-sponsored insurance for plans with costs above $21,000 for a family. In Colorado, the average annual premium cost was $11,952 for a family.

Ryan Grim

Rockefeller Knocks Conrad: 'It's Always About North Dakota' | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's a Congressional paradox: The closer negotiators get to a deal, the rougher and more personal the rhetoric becomes. By that measure, Senate Democr...

Public Option Vote Could Pit Democrat vs. Democrat

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Scroll down to the bottom for updates from the hearing. Follow live coverage of the hearing here. WASHINGTON � It'll be Democrat vs. Democrat as la...

The Public Option Lives On

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

The public option lives on. It's still in the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pension bill. It still headlines the House bills, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she's still committed to it.

Ryan Grim

Public Option Headed For Vote Tomorrow | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The public option is headed for a vote in the Senate Finance Committee on Friday. Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) lamented on a conference call Thursd...