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Preserving Medicare's Success, 43 Years Later

Rep. Steny Hoyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Steny Hoyer

This anniversary is a time to celebrate Medicare's many successes -- successes so many Americans have seen firsthand, in the lives of seniors who have received guaranteed, dignified health treatment.

Newt King Coal & Other Big Oil Buffoons

Josh Dorner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Dorner

This week, the defenders of dirty energy really, really outdid themselves in their efforts to try and derail the clean energy jobs plan currently starting to wend its way through the House of Representatives.

Probe the Past To Protect the Future

Andrew Kreig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Kreig

Congress is taking well-publicized steps for increased oversight. Yet vigorous public pressure is required to ensure that their "investigations" are not merely for show.

Why Health Care Can't Wait

Rep. John D. Dingell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. John D. Dingell

I urge my friends, my colleagues, and the American people to join with me in making 2009 the year major health care reform legislation is delivered to the Oval Office.

Ryan Grim

Dingell Becomes Longest Serving Member In House History | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's been quite a run for John Dingell, who became the longest-serving member of House in American history Wednesday. "I never thought I'd last this l...

Peanut Butter Processor Knowingly Endangers Consumers -- America Needs a Strong Food Safety System

Les Weisbrod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Les Weisbrod

At least 12 times in 2007 and 2008, Peanut Corporation of America deliberately endangered our families by knowingly putting contaminated peanut products into the chain of commerce.

Kucinich Leads Trend for Even Handed Foreign Policy

Michael Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Carmichael

According to astute observers -- there is a new trend in Congress in favor of a more even-handed approach to foreign policy. The bipartisan group, Co...

Ten Democrats Who Should Go Away

Ben Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ben Cohen

The Democrats have in some ways, been worse than the Republicans. As a party, they've stood idly by as the Bush Administration has literally ransacked the country.

Europe's, China's carmakers ask for help; Waxman wins key Congressional post

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

In a major win for all consumers, Democrats in the House of Representatives voted Thursday to put Rep. Henry Waxman of California in charge of a key p...

Friday Talking Points [56] -- Turkeys Everywhere!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

While today is not officially Turkey Day, I will warn you in advance that it's going to be a theme running through today's column, like gravy through ...

Dingell to the Junk Yard: Henry Waxman Deposes John Dingell on House Energy Committee

Pete Cenedella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pete Cenedella

Bye bye MIchigan, hello California: The House Democrats have finally cleared some old spare parts out of the way in anticipation of President Obama's agenda.

Obama's Big Congressional Victory

Jacob Heilbrunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob Heilbrunn

Rep. Dingell, as the chair of the House energy and commerce committee, was nothing more than a shill for the auto industry, working overtime to suppress any attempts at controlling pollution or raising mileage limits.

Waxman Ousts Dingell From Energy Chair In Bruising Dem Fight

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Democrats steered the House toward more aggressively tackling global warming and other environmental problems Thursday, toppling ve...

Waxman Defeats Dingall, Blue Dogs Get Spanked

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

This week the Senate voted to remain an exclusive club of self-protection and entitlement by letting Bush enabler Joe Lieberman keep his gavel, but the House has voted for progress.

Waxman Topples Dingell For Energy And Commerce Chair

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Democrats steered the House toward more aggressively tackling global warming and other environmental problems Thursday, toppling ve...

Dem House Fight: Waxman Beats Dingell In First Round

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) has won round one in his bid to unseat Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) as chairman of the powerhouse commerce committee. Waxm...

Dem Leaders Split Over Heated Committee Chair Race

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The top two Democratic leaders in the House are expected to vote for different lawmakers to lead the Energy and Commerce Committee in the next Congres...

Rep. Dingell, Fuel Efficiency Obstacle, Implores Peers For Votes

Huffington Post, Grist | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The battle for chairmanship of the influential House Energy and Commerce Committee has been heated, dividing Democrats in Congress. Rep. Henry Waxman ...

House Dem Fight: Dingell Bashes "Left-Wing" Waxman

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) has called his challenger for the chairmanship of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), a...

The House Fight For Energy Chairmanship: Dingell Vs. Waxman

Grist | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Fighting words are being exchanged in the brewing battle over the chairmanship of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. In an interview on Detroit...

Demoratic Battle Brewing: Waxman Trying To Unseat Powerful Energy Chairman

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A top Democratic aide says Rep. Henry Waxman, a liberal ally of Speaker Nancy Pelosi, is challenging veteran Rep. John Dingell as H...

Debbie Dingell: Angst-Ridden Superdelegate And Congressional Spouse

Washington Post | Mary Ann Akers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If angst of a superdelegate were a portrait, it would look just like Debbie Dingell, the wife of Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.), chairman of the House Co...

Congress Investigating FCC Chair Martin For "Abuse Of Power"

Los Angeles Times | Jim Puzzanghera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Two key House lawmakers announced Monday that they were investigating the Federal Communications Commission, accusing its chairman of "possible abuse ...