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The False Start of Hillary Clinton's Presidential Campaign

Georges Ugeux | Posted 04.13.2015 | Politics
Georges Ugeux

Why on earth did Hillary Clinton hide when announcing her well-known intention to seek, for the second time, the White House? Why would she mandate her campaign chairman, former Bill Clinton's chief of staff, to announce her decision through social media rather than doing it herself?

Amanda Terkel

Hillary Clinton Campaign Kicks Off With Social Media Blitz, Outreach To 2008 Alumni | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton's campaign advisers topped off her presidential announcement rollout Sunday with a conference call for alumni of her 200...

Lauren Weber

Trail To The Chief: Meet Hillary's Team | Lauren Weber | Posted 04.13.2015 | Politics

This Is Brooklyn Edition In what surely is her last bid to win the presidency -- for herself, by herself -- Clinton launched her campai...

5 Radical Ideas Hillary Should Support

Robert Kuttner | Posted 03.29.2015 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

I've argued that Hillary Clinton is at risk of being a weak presidential nominee -- on several counts. She seems like yesterday's news rather than tomorrow's. The excitement of a having a breakthrough woman president is blunted by the fact that her husband got there first. She will raise a ton of money from Wall Street, just like the Republican nominee, blurring differences and depressing turnout. Despite the absence of a formidable primary challenger (assuming Elizabeth Warren doesn't run), Clinton is likely to under-perform in the primaries. Still, she is likely to be the Democratic nominee. While it's good that Clinton is positioning herself as more of a progressive, I think she needs to be even more radical, both to generate real enthusiasm and to address America's real problems.

John Podesta: Pulling Back the Curtain on UFOs

Leslie Kean | Posted 02.25.2015 | Weird News
Leslie Kean

Much more data on UFOs has been accumulated than ever before, and files have been released around the world. The phenomenon's physical reality is now firmly established. But its nature and origin remain a problem. We need to join the other countries taking responsible action in addressing this persistent mystery, preferably at the White House level.

Outgoing Obama Advisor Has UFO Regrets

The Huffington Post | Lee Speigel | Posted 02.18.2015 | Weird News

As John Podesta -- a senior advisor to President Barack Obama -- stepped down from his post on Friday, he tweeted that his biggest regret about leavin...

Obama Chooses New Top Adviser

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has chosen a veteran White House aide and deputy director in his budget office, Brian Deese, to replace Joh...

Top White House Adviser Joining Prospective Clinton Campaign

Reuters | Posted 03.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Top White House adviser John Podesta will take a senior advisory role in Hillary Clinton's prospective presidential b...

An Important Step in Our Fight Against Climate Change

John Podesta | Posted 11.23.2014 | Green
John Podesta

We're the first generation to witness the real devastation of climate change. We may be the last generation capable of curbing it.

Kate Sheppard

Obama To Tout U.S. Action On Climate At U.N. Summit | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- The Obama administration plans to emphasize strongly its climate change efforts at next week's United Nations climate summit in New Yo...

Hillary Clinton Lambastes Climate Change Deniers

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 09.05.2014 | Politics

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton blasted climate change deniers in a Thursday speech at the National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas. Cli...

D.C. Insider Eyed As Chairman For Clinton Campaign

Politico | Posted 09.04.2014 | Politics

In late July, members of an informal group of people who’ve been meeting to plan outside assistance to a potential Hillary Clinton campaign gathered...

As Keystone XL Dominoes Fall, Time to Arrest Tar Sands Industry

Tom Weis | Posted 07.31.2014 | Green
Tom Weis

As it becomes increasingly clear that Keystone XL's northern leg is not going through, it is time to set our sights on ending all tar sands exploitation.

Kate Sheppard

White House Plans Another Big Climate Push | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– One year after President Barack Obama rolled out his climate change action plan, the administration is putting fresh emphasis on its e...

Kate Sheppard

Podesta Says White House Is Ready To Spar Over Power Plant Rules | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House senior counselor John Podesta challenged the assumption that new rules on carbon emissions from power plants, which the admi...

Kate Sheppard

White House Touts 'All-Of-The-Above' Energy Ahead Of Carbon Rules | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- The White House seems acutely aware of the coming fight over soon-to-be-released federal rules on greenhouse gas emissions from power ...

Kate Sheppard

White House To Make Another Big Push On Climate With New Report On Impacts | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– The White House is making another big push on climate this week, starting with the Tuesday release of the National Climate Assessment,...

White House Calls For More Privacy Laws

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN and JULIE PACE | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is asking Congress to pass new privacy laws that would add more safeguards for Americans' data and provide more pr...

Here's How 'Big Data' Can Really Hurt The Poor

AP | By EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 06.26.2014 | Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House review of how the government and private sector use large sets of data has found that such information could be used...

Kate Sheppard

New Obama Climate Push Uses 'Maps And Apps' To Convince Citizens To Help | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– The Obama administration's Climate Data Initiative unveiled on Wednesday uses "maps and apps" to help convince Americans to make clima...

Meet The Man Trying To Turn Around Obama's Second Term

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Longtime Washington insider John Podesta is developing a bit of a specialty for the presidents he's served — second-term problem...

A Power Outage in the White House?

D. R. Tucker | Posted 03.25.2014 | Green
D. R. Tucker

Is climate change too much of a psychological challenge for the president? Is it simply too much for him to confront the near-almighty power of the fossil fuel industry and the Republican (and some Democratic) politicians who are that industry's acolytes?

Kate Sheppard

Senators Launch Fight To Break Through 'Special Interest Lies' On Climate Change | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- A group of Senate Democrats is planning a new offensive on climate change, one that members hope will galvanize congressional colleagu...

Top Clean Energy and Climate Breakthroughs in 2013

Frances Beinecke | Posted 02.20.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

The United States broke one record after another for extreme weather in 2013. Americans saw what unchecked climate change can do to our communities. But we also witnessed another kind of powerful force: real and positive climate action.

Progressives on the Take

Robert Scheer | Posted 02.16.2014 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Democrats bear as much responsibility as Republicans for allowing our once promising democracy to degenerate into a plutocracy of the irresponsible super-rich.