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John Kerry Tears Up

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics

Newly confirmed Secretary of State John Kerry teared up while giving his farewell speech to the Senate. Kerry paused to take a sip of water and rec...

Confirmation of John Kerry as Secretary of State Important for Action on Climate Change

Jake Schmidt | Posted 04.01.2013 | Green
Jake Schmidt

The Senate confirmed Senator John Kerry as the next Secretary of State. Senator Kerry understands that the impacts of climate change are severe and th...

The Nintendo Warriors Rise Again

William S. Becker | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics
William S. Becker

The lesson of Vietnam is not that the United States should never go to war. It's that war is a last resort to be used only when there's a damn good reason and peaceful options have been exhausted.

Much Ado About Nothing on Obama's White Guy Appointees

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Their tenures in these positions often far out ran the tenure of the president that appointed them. But because they were largely nameless and faceless they got very little attention. Obama's appointments to the judiciary are a near textbook example of that. Few can name any of them.

Kerry Prepping For Big Fight

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 01.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The State Department says Sen. John Kerry, who President Barack Obama has nominated to be the next secretary of state, has started meeti...

Luke Johnson

John Kerry Gives Big Push To One Senate Candidate

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) endorsed Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) on Friday to replace him in the Senate. The endorsement came one day after M...

Obama and Romney Capture Numerous Debate Awards

Joseph Bubman | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Joseph Bubman

I watched Tuesday night's presidential debate from La Fortuna, Costa Rica, near the active volcano Arenal. Speaking of good fortune, the absence of a volcanic eruption here was offset by plenty of fireworks during the town hall debate. My awards go to...

"Is He One of Us?" The Only Real Issue in the Debates

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

The 2012 presidential campaign has turned from a referendum on economic issues -- have Obama's policies worked? -- to a question of comparative trust. It's not that we want candidates who are just like us, but we ask: Will they fight for us?

(Dukakis + Kerry) x Nixon = Romney

Paul Slansky | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics
Paul Slansky

At long last it's the Republicans who are stuck with one of these pathetically miscast electoral losers, and don't think they don't know it. Mitt Romney is not just barely tolerated but is roundly despised by many of the people whose job it is to sell him.

Democrats Eyeing 2004 As A 2012 Strategy

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A beleaguered president seeks re-election. His challenger, a candidate with Massachusetts roots and a presidential demeanor straigh...

Obama Staff Profiles: Robert Gibbs

The Relentless Conservative | Posted 10.15.2011 | Politics
The Relentless Conservative

Robert Gibbs' crucial communications role in Obama's election, how he smugly 'handled' the press during the lifeless first two years of Obama's sovereignty, tells me that when a 'spokesperson' is involved in the actual administration of a President, prevarication might ensue.

Obama Staff Profiles: Stephanie Cutter

The Relentless Conservative | Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics
The Relentless Conservative

Besides the above very superficial info which might be found her resume, I could find nothing else out about this operative, Stephanie Cutter. Her Wikipedia entry is amazingly indistinct; as hazy as any I've seen for much less accomplished people.

Lacking Credibility, Egypt Tests American Hegemony

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

Dejavu. An election in the Middle East marred by voter intimidation, fraud, and a series of sobering violent incidents - except this time, this isn't ...

Obama's New Theme: A Sputnik Moment

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

While Obama may indeed be right about America being in serious danger of falling behind on a worldwide scale, this Sputnik moment simply doesn't have a Sputnik. There is no one overarching threat.

The F Word: Fight Tea Party Voters With Fresh Voters

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Candidates have been in their districts, making nice to likely mid-term voters. They're more scarce than general election voters, and typically a more...

"This Thing Is Not Over": There Always Has Been a Plan B For The Climate Bill

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Scher

At Netroots Nation today, Van Jones sought to rally attendees after the Senate leadership put plans for a climate protection bill on the back burner: ...

China to Start Carbon Trading While U.S. Senate Fiddles Around

Jake Schmidt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jake Schmidt

The signals today on clean energy coming from China and the US are pointing in completely opposite directions -- one country on hold and the other moving forward. Sad but true.

Weekly Mulch: Politics, Power, and the Environment Beyond BP

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Washington has a blind spot when it comes to the environment. BP and the oil spill brought the government's ...

Weekly Mulch: Slick of Oil Industry Cash Gummed up Regulatory Works

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is worse than anyone thought, and the crisis will lik...

Can We Get on the Road to the Emission Reductions We Need by Starting with a Cap on Stationary Sources?

Dan Lashof | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dan Lashof

President Obama hosted a bipartisan group of Senators at the White House last Tuesday to talk about the path forward on comprehensive clean energy and...

Weekly Mulch: Oil rig sinks, as does Senate climate bill

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Two disasters flared up this week, one environmental, the other political. Off the coast of Louisiana, oil f...

Weekly Mulch: Cochabamba Summit to Combat Climate Change Innovatively

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger On Monday, climate activists, nonprofit leaders, and governmental officials will gather in Cochabamba, Boli...

Every Day We Delay...

Pete Altman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Pete Altman

As the Gulf Coast oil disaster shows, America has a failed national energy policy. We need a new clean energy policy to break our addiction to oil, en...

Weekly Mulch: Clock Ticking for Climate Change Legislation

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Seven months out from the midterms, electoral anxieties are hampering potential climate change legislation. ...

Senate Climate and Energy Bill Boosts U.S. Manufacturing

David Doniger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Doniger

In the quest for 60 votes for climate and energy legislation, one essential group is a manufacturing caucus of about a dozen Senators, led by Sherrod Brown (D-OH).