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Political Threats to the Health of Children

Bruce Lesley | Posted 05.24.2015 | Politics
Bruce Lesley

Although both Democrats and Republicans in Congress have introduced bills and proposals about how best to proceed, we live in an era where money and politics take precedence and the question of doing what is "in the best interest of children" is far too often forgotten or ignored. That must end.

RPS Attacks Go Against the March of History

Clint Wilder | Posted 06.10.2013 | Green
Clint Wilder

In at least two states, Kansas and Arizona, damaging bills have been either voted down or withdrawn. But in cases like these, can we really declare victory for clean energy when all we've done is successfully defend what we already have?

Service Strengthens America

AnnMaura Connolly | Posted 04.13.2013 | Impact
AnnMaura Connolly

As we begin another countdown to looming federal funding reductions, decision makers in Washington are looking for creative ways to avert the impact of potentially devastating cuts.

Senator Bingaman's Legacy

Kent Salazar | Posted 02.17.2013 | Green
Kent Salazar

As a lifelong resident of New Mexico who has hunted and fished on public lands all over New Mexico and the West, I would like to thank our retiring Senator Jeff Bingaman for his decades of support of sportsmen and all citizens through his stewardship of our nation's natural gifts and wild places.

WATCH: Senator Tells Colbert He Can Give Wedgies To Congressmen

Posted 12.14.2012 | Comedy

Future U.S. senator Stephen Colbert isn't wasting any time learning about the ways and means of the body of which he will soon be a part, just as soon...

Is There a Clean Energy Standard in Our Future?

Bill Chameides | Posted 06.10.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

Americans are behind Obama, in the sense that they support the president's concept of a national clean energy standard. But they're also behind, in the sense that the voting public is unwilling to go as far as the president wants to go because of costs.

Matt Sledge

Senate Passes Bipartisan Transportation Bill With Surprising Dig At Wall Street | Matt Sledge | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics

The Senate passed a two-year, $109 billion bipartisan transportation bill in a 74-22 vote Wednesday, handing Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) signi...

Matt Sledge

Highway Bill Could Dampen Market For Long-Term Leases, Like Indiana Toll Road | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.10.2012 | Politics

An amendment added to the Senate Finance Committee's portion of the highway bill on Tuesday would change the tax code to prohibit companies from depre...

Jennifer Bendery

'We Never Got An Answer To Our Question' | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- About a dozen Occupy protesters who drove through the night from Connecticut and spent hours camped out in front of Sen. Joe Lieberman's...

Natural Gas Debate Makes Its Way To Washington

Posted 09.19.2011 | Green

Soaring energy costs and demand have prompted providers and consumers across the globe to look more toward accessible sources. For the United State...

The Missing Energy Piece

National Journal | RONALD BROWNSTEIN | Posted 07.12.2011 | Green

Peering into the future, the federal Energy Information Administration recently released a kaleidoscopic collection of 57 computer-generated scenarios...

Senate Leaders Panicked by anti-Washington Mood

Al Eisele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Al Eisele

In a dramatic development, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell announced today that all 27 senators facing reelection next year will not seek another term.

Democratic Senator Will Reportedly Not Seek Reelection In 2012

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) is expected to announce today that he will not run for reelection in 2012, Chris Cillizza at the Washington Post reports. ...

New Mexico Wilderness Bill Prompts Border Security Questions In The West

The Colorado Independent | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

On July 21, the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources unanimously approved a bill to designate part of the Organ Mountains in southern New ...

Lawrence Summers Needs to Retool his Wall Street Tilt

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Clemons

Summers, no matter what some critics say, is a formidable intellectual heavyweight on economics policy -- and will continue to be, long after he leaves the White House. However, he needs to retool.

Let's Seize the Opportunity to Pass a Renewable Electricity Standard This Year

Tulsi Tanti | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tulsi Tanti

Let's hope that a bipartisan group of six U.S. senate visionaries can accomplish what so far has eluded those of us hoping to bring more clean energy ...

A Rebuttal to Sen Murkowski's "Dirty Air Act" Op-Ed: Is She Serious?

Gillian Caldwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gillian Caldwell

It should surprise no one that fossil fuel industry interests have gone into overdrive on this issue and turned a clear no-brainer into a rather "Murky" one that is expected to come down to the wire.

The Details of the Energy & Climate Legislation in D.C.

Donnie Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Donnie Fowler

Make no mistake about the post-health care debate. The oil companies, right-wingers, and climate change deniers will attack anything -- absolutely anything -- that arises in Congress as a threat to the economy.

Smartest U.S. Senators (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Love it or hate it, the United States Senate is home to some of the smartest (and most highly educated) legislators in the country -- at least judging...

Public Option Garners Avalanche of Support in Senate

Adam Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Green

Polls show that voters in state after state overwhelmingly want the public option -- and progressives will keep pushing others senators to take a stand until 50 votes are reached.

The Gang of Six: An Epic of Futility

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

The Baucus Caucus came to town one morning in the early spring, / They said, "You want a health-care bill? Don't sweat -- we'll handle ev'rything!"

Mad Max Baucus (D-BC/BS) and his Gang of Styx

Don Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don Parker

The Gang of Styx represent 8.4 million Americans, but they have been given more dollars from the health care industry than they have constituents.

Gang Of Six: Who Votes With Whom?

Sunlight Foundation. | Sunlight Foundation | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Since the end of July the Senate Finance Committee has been the focus of health care reform discussions. More specifically, the bipartisan “Gang of ...

Gang Of Six Back In Action: Giving Bipartisanship One More Try

POLITICO | Carrie Budoff Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Most top Democrats, including senior White House advisers, may no longer expect a health care deal out of the bipartisan "Group of Six," but the senat...

Like Cash for Clunkers? You'll Love Feebates!

David Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Roberts

If we've learned anything from Cash for Clunkers, it's that direct, tangible incentives drive behavior--much more and faster than what economic projections indicate. We've used those incentives for economic stimulus. Now we should put them to work increasing the fuel efficiency of the whole American fleet.