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The GOP's Big Texas Gerrymander

The Washington Post | Aaron Blake | Posted 08.02.2011 | Politics

A new proposed congressional map in Texas goes to surprisingly long lengths to stretch the number of Republican districts in the state's delegation....

Don't Get Fueled Again

Donnie Fowler | Posted 07.13.2011 | Green
Donnie Fowler

It's deja vu all over again. Big Oil charges us record prices at the pump, gleefully takes welfare payments (our tax dollar subsidies) and then blames someone else for the problem.

Congressmen Release 'Do Not Track Kids' Bill

The Wall Street Journal | Posted 07.07.2011 | Technology

A draft House bill with bipartisan support would prohibit companies from tracking children on the Internet without parental consent, restrict online m...

Weekly Diaspora: Texas Excludes Low-Income Latinos from Census, Expedites Visas for Wealthy Mexican Immigrants

The Media Consortium | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Newly released census figures show that the Latino population in the United States surged by 43 per...

Suck on This

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 06.05.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

Here are some notes from a nation in which the wealthy and powerful increasingly act with near impunity and the lesser off just have to "suck on this" -- in the immortal and unwittingly apt phrase of one of our elite pundits.

GOP Climate Change Deniers Running For House Energy Committee

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The House Energy Committee is seeing an intense leadership fight, as four different Republicans are vying to take over the influential post from Democ...

Green News Report: January 4, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Snow-mage...

Green News Report: December 30, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: The Green...

Jason Linkins

Meet Your Incoming House Committee Chairs

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With the GOP taking over the House of Representatives, there's going to be a major change in direction legislatively. John Boehner's charges will take...

The Crazy Lines Up Behind BP Apologist Barton

Miles Grant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Grant

If you were looking to make a list of the most unreasonable, most politically toxic members of Congress, you could save yourself a lot of time by just copying the roster of Camp Barton.

Green News Report: November 30, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: After fai...

House Republicans battle over committees, reinforce orthodoxy

David Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Roberts

Reprinted with permission from Grist.org. ...

Ryan Grim

Top Republican Compares Boehner To Eisenhower

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John Boehner is Dwight Eisenhower. Eric Cantor is Omar Bradley. And Joe Barton is George Patton. That's according to a presentation that Barton plans ...

Lucia Graves

BP Apologist Looking To Bend Term Limits In Longshot Bid For Energy Chairmanship

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) is waging a complex campaign to win the chairmanship of the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee -- an...

Ryan Grim

BP Apologist Joe Barton Inching Closer To Energy Chairmanship

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Joe Barton's much-ridiculed campaign to win the chairmanship of the Energy and Commerce Committee entered the realm of respectability on...

How Many Tea Partiers Does It Take to Screw Up a Light Bulb?

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan A. Schein

It's hard to believe that legislating energy-efficient light bulbs could bring up so much raw emotion.

Weekly Pulse: The Coming War on Health Reform, Government Cheese, and how CPCs Incubate Anti-Choice Violence

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Republicans don't have the votes to repeal health care reform, but they are determined to use their ...

BP Apologist Waging Guerrilla Campaign For Key Energy Position

The Huffington Post | Eliot Nelson, Ryan Grim and Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

HuffPost Hill is a daily, mobile-friendly email for political junkies and insiders, filled with exclusive news and scoops from HuffPost's reporting te...

Scientists To Fight Climate Change Skeptics With Organized Campaign

Los Angeles Times | Neela Banerjee, Tribune Washington Bureau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The American Geophysical Union plans to announce that 700 researchers have agreed to speak out on the issue. Other scientists plan a pushback against ...

Joe Barton and BP

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Green News Report: November 4, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Let the p...

A Letter From a Progressive to President Obama

Stu Kreisman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stu Kreisman

Dear President Obama, I'll vote for you in 2012, but you're not making it easy to do so. Your administration's communication skills are, to be honest, horrible. And now we're in for two years of gridlock and hell.

Facebook: Congressmen Sent You A Message

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Mark Zuckerberg was sent a message from a group on Monday, but it wasn't through Facebook. The co-chairmen of the House Bipartisan Privacy Caucus, ...

Cory Gardner

The Fort Collins Coloradoan | Bob Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Republican congressional candidate Cory Gardner returned a $1,000 contribution from a political action committee led by Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, who ...

Google, Facebook Privacy Practices Prompt Investigations, Conyers Asks Companies To Cooperate

AP | JOELLE TESSLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

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