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New Bill Seeks To Get Low-Income Students The Health Care They Deserve

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 03.08.2016 | Politics

Seven-year-old Sebastian Gerena died in May 2014 of rare congenital heart disease. When he collapsed at his Philadelphia elementary school, there was ...

Senate Passed Bill Expediting Fossil Fuel Extraction on Native American Land Two Days Before Paris Agreement

Steve Horn | Posted 12.20.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogPhoto Credit: Indigenous Environmental Network Indigenous peoples' rights nearly did not make it into the global deal sign...

Six Lessons Learned About the Politics of Climate Change

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 08.21.2015 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) can throw all the snowballs he wants on the Senate floor, but he can't fool the majority of Americans into denying climate change.

Paul Blumenthal

Democrats Link Middle Class Woes To Need For Campaign Finance Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Wednesday, the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling, House and Senate Democrats aimed all the spotlights...

Amanda Terkel

New Progressive Clout Tested By Wall Street Nominee

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The fight over the fate of Antonio Weiss, a Treasury Department nominee and former Wall Street investment banker, has taken on extraordi...

Friday Talking Points -- The Calm Between The Storms

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.14.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Many are now pointing out that Warren's elevation pretty much assures she won't be running for president in 2016, but then we never really believed she would run in the first place. At this point, she'll be much more effective within the Senate Democrats.

Amanda Terkel

Jon Tester Will Lead Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee For 2016

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) was named the next chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee on Thursday, placing a red-state Demo...

Kate Sheppard

Embattled Democratic Senator Launches A Keystone XL Hail Mary

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), whose future in the Senate is still undecided, is making a big push to get a vote on her legislation to fo...

NRDC Action Fund and LCV Combine Forces to Represent the Public Interest in Politics

Frances Beinecke | Posted 06.16.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

The vision of a cleaner, more sustainable future is a powerful force. Fossil fuel companies spent heavily in the 2012 elections. Despite that massive investment, Americans swept clean energy and environmental champions into office around the nation.

Zach Carter

Another Democrat Comes Out Against Larry Summers As Fed Chair

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 09.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) will vote against Larry Summers if President Barack Obama nominates his former economic adviser to head the Fe...

Mitch McConnell Dismisses 'Absurd' Citizens United Amendment

The Huffington Post | Ashley Balcerzak | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) criticized a proposed constitutional amendment to eliminate corporate personhood rights on Friday, call...

Caitlin MacNeal

Senators Back Anti-Citizens United Amendment

HuffingtonPost.com | Caitlin MacNeal | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sens. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Tom Udall (D-N.M.) on Tuesday each proposed constitutional amendments aimed at reforming the campaign fin...

Zach Carter

Warren Pushes Back On Insurance Deregulation

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee on Thursday approved new bipartisan legislation to deregulate the insurance indu...

Red-State Democrats Face Difficult Choice

RealClearPolitics | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

Senate immigration reform architects expect to spend June cultivating support for the bill that's due to hit the floor next week....

Zach Carter

Insurance Industry Gets In Line For Deregulation With New Senate Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Banking Committee is considering a new bill to deregulate insurance agent licensing requirements, drawing ire from consumer a...

Which Side Is the Government On?

Mike Lux | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

Senators Warren and Brown are making a huge difference, showing us that if we get a real live two-fisted fighter for working families in the ring on our behalf, it matters. That is why I decided to get involved in helping Rick Weiland run in South Dakota.

Jon Tester Stands By Gun Vote In Fundraising Email

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) was one of the red-state Democrats who voted to expand background checks for gun sales last week, breaking with the conventi...

Amanda Terkel

Democratic Senator Comes Out For Manchin-Toomey Compromise

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) announced his support for the compromise on gun background checks on Monday, joining 51 of his colleagues. ...

'Green News Report' - April 4, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.04.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

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

Another Democratic Senator Backs Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) joined the growing crowd of Democrats endorsing gay marriage Tuesday, announcing his support on his Facebook page. Montan...

Molly O'Toole

Ruth Moore Act of 2013 Highlights Military Sexual Assault Survivors' Struggle For Benefits

HuffingtonPost.com | Molly O'Toole | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

Ruth Moore's career in the military began like many others: at age 18, she joined the Navy, "eager to fight" for her country. But two and a half month...

Montana Democrats Received Big Boost From Dark Money

ProPublica | Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics

In Montana, Dark Money Helped Democrats Hold a Key Senate Seat by Kim Barker ProPublica, Dec. 27, 2012, 11:40 a.m.Dec. 27: This post has been cor...

Christina Wilkie

Massive Newtown-Based Gun Group Champions Military-Style Weapons

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics

NEWTOWN, Conn. -- Three miles from Sandy Hook Elementary School, a white Colonial-style building stands about 50 feet back from the road, an unassumin...

Why Environmentalists Need Hunters

Nathaniel Loewentheil | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics
Nathaniel Loewentheil

Gun-toting environmentalists are rare today, but they don't have to be forever; the Sportsmen's Act is one way to expand their numbers and provide badly needed financial and legislative support for habitat preservation -- and strengthen the environmental movement in the process.

Tuesday's Real Winners and Losers

Peter Dreier | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The real winners and losers are the constituents and causes who did battle on the ground and on the airwaves, and whose lives and livelihoods will be influenced by what happens over the next four years and beyond.