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Jim Oberstar

Former Dem Congressman Dies

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 05.04.2014 | Politics

Former Rep. Jim Oberstar (D-Minn.) has died at age 79, according to Saturday reports from MPR News and the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Oberstar serve...

Top Democrats Suffer Brutal Election

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The 2010 midterm elections have been catastrophic for House Democrats, with the party losing at least 60 seats in the lower chamber. The electoral tsu...

Getting on Track: The President Lays Out a High-Speed Rail Plan

Peter Lehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Lehner

The new three-part program is being launched right away thanks to the unprecedented $13 billion down payment from the recovery bill and his budget proposal.

Dem Rep: LaHood "Slapped Down By Know-Nothings" In White House On Mileage Tax

ABC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. James Oberstar, D-Minn., chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and something of a firebrand, took issue with comments ma...

Missing the Train on the Recovery Package

Paul Loeb and Deron Lovaas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paul Loeb and Deron Lovaas

In a problem with both versions of the bill, the highway investment isn't explicitly targeted to repair and maintenance of crumbling roads and bridges.