Climate legislation can't do what health care reform did; the Democrats no longer have 60 votes. If Republicans maintain their extraordinary party unity and blanket opposition, no more major bills can pass at all.
At least in the short term, we should think of carbon pricing as a funding mechanism for clean energy policies. It's a form of responsible budgeting: nothing more, nothing less.
By Alison Hamm, Media Consortium blogger Sens. John Kerry (D-MA), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Joe Lieberman (I-CT) met with industry groups Wednesday...
According to leaked reports on Wednesday, the Kerry-Graham-Lieberman draft of the climate bill would gut the Clean Air Act and over-ride existing state laws that provide critical environmental protections.
Left unchecked, tropical deforestation will cost the U.S. agriculture, ranching, and timber industries more than $100 billion between now and 2030.
This is a terrible political climate to insist that there must be a vote on climate change legislation. Anything that could get a supermajority would be a terrible bill.
Why is it that only the corporate Democrats can negotiate, whole those who want what's right for the American people always fold?
Maybe if the president and his enemies met at a well-stocked bookstore in D.C. and simply read titles to one another -- in the self-help aisle and from a few neighboring shelves -- they could finally find a way to dialogue.
At what point do we call them the family of mass intimidation and simply stop playing into the Cheney clan's tired old terror tactics? Liz is the lat...
Yesterday, President Obama met with a bipartisan group of more than a dozen senators to discuss passing comprehensive clean energy and climate legisla...
By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Climate legislation is returning to the Senate's docket, and leaders on Capitol Hill are hoping that this ve...
Tea Partiers will vote overwhelmingly Republican in November -- unless they stay home in protest. To gain their support, the GOP will have to nominate candidates who are less electable and more radical.
It was understood that concerns about Emanuel's abrasive personality and general political outlook could be ignored if he helped Obama succeed in the White House. Emanuel, however, has not helped Obama succeed in the White House.
Americans understood they got creamed during the final Bush years. They did the right thing and voted in the opposing party. The paltry result of their electoral efforts has led to far more than voter "frustration." They're furious.
Democrats need to realize that they still have the biggest majority in both houses of Congress that they are likely to see in their lifetimes.
No one is excited about globalization anymore. Trends in everything from social networking to environmental awareness and foodie culture have exponentially increased our interest in all things local.