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Senators Issue Bipartisan Call For Hearing On Jewish Community Center Threats

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 03.02.2017 | Politics

Sens. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Dean Heller (R-Nev.) asked colleagues on the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs to hold...

Unlike Their House Colleagues, These Senate Democrats Are Attending Trump’s Inauguration

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 01.17.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Nearly 50 House Democrats are skipping President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday, most of whom are boycotting the histori...

Outdoor Retailers Love the Arctic Refuge!

Cindy Shogan | Posted 08.26.2016 | Green
Cindy Shogan

I'm back from an amazing Outdoor Retailer Summer Show in Salt Lake City -- invigorated by everyone's Arctic Refuge passion found throughout the Giant Salt Palace and across the street at KEENfest!

100 Years Later, The Preservation Of Our National Parks Remains An Important Priority

Rep. Niki Tsongas | Posted 08.24.2016 | Green
Rep. Niki Tsongas

Today, thanks to a century of conservation and preservation efforts undertaken by the National Park Service, national treasures across this country remain unspoiled. Our modern mission must maintain and grow those efforts so that our national parks endure to benefit future generations.

Six Lessons Learned About the Politics of Climate Change

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 08.21.2016 | 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.

These 3 Senators Want To Change How You Think About U.S. Foreign Policy

The Huffington Post | Akbar_Ahmed | Posted 08.19.2015 | Politics

Whether they are talking about a crisis in Europe or the Middle East, the South China Sea or Latin America, U.S. foreign policy pundits often tell Ame...

Should The U.S. And Iran Work Together In The Middle East?

The Huffington Post | Ali Watkins | Posted 12.28.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One question about Iran is on everybody's mind these days: Will last month's nuclear agreement between that country and five world power...

These Sexy Senators Definitely Have No Idea What You're Talking About

The Huffington Post | Ali Watkins | Posted 07.31.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Want to make a member of Congress blush? Ask where they fall in the crowdsourced ranking of the sexiest lawmakers. “Uh, no, don’t kn...

An Engineer-Turned-Senator Explains Why The Iran Deal Makes Sense

The Huffington Post | Akbar_Ahmed | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Everyone on Capitol Hill seems to be an expert on the Iran deal these days. But one freshman Democrat in the Senate has better credentia...

Tom Cotton Isn't Making Many Friends

The Huffington Post | Ali Watkins | Posted 12.28.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Being a know-it-all in Washington might win you headlines, but it won’t get you friends, as freshman Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) is learn...

Climate Change This Week: Bi-Polar Problems, Solar Breakthrough and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.26.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter and a little more crowded.

Ali Watkins

Senator On Intelligence Committee: Torture Program Was Not Dick Cheney's Doing

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 12.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the Senate Intelligence Committee conducting a full frontal assault against the CIA about the agency's use of torture in the post 9...

Ali Watkins

National Archives: Ok, So Maybe Letting The CIA Destroy Emails Wasn't A Great Idea

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 11.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The National Archives told lawmakers Friday that it is reconsidering its tentative approval of a new CIA records-keeping strategy that w...

Ali Watkins

Did The National Archives Give The CIA Permission To Destroy Evidence?

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In mid-January of this year, a small request was slipped quietly to the National Archives and Records Administration, the lord of the U....

Ali Watkins

You'll Probably Never Know Why The CIA Spied On The Senate

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) took to the Senate floor earlier this year to allege that the CIA had spied on the U.S. Senate, sh...

Are Bipartisan Lunches The Key To Congressional Compromise? These 2 Senators Think So.

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics

As our political system grows increasingly polarized, two senators from opposing political parties believe one way to bring compromise to Congress is ...

Obama Should Send John Boehner a "Thank You" Card

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 11.26.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

In making his off-the-cuff statement to the Times on Thursday morning, Speaker Boehner has given the administration several more months before making that decision.

Seeking Justice -- Or at Least the Truth -- For 'Comfort Women'

Christine Ahn | Posted 08.25.2014 | Impact
Christine Ahn

On June 9, outside of Seoul, 91-year old Bae Chun-hui took her last gasp of air at the House of Sharing, a communal home established for former "comfort women" in South Korea to live out their remaining years in peace.

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.

Julian Assange: Obama's NSA Reforms Are 'Embarrassing'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange blasted President Barack Obama's Friday NSA speech, calling the proposed reforms an "embarrassing" appearance that sa...

Local Veterans and Senators Support Proposed Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument

Mark Starr | Posted 03.10.2014 | Green
Mark Starr

They do a lot of things well in New Mexico. It is truly a Land of Enchantment. However, one area to address is the protection of significant historical sites and artifacts within the state's borders.

Protecting the Environment Is a National Priority

Sen. Martin Heinrich | Posted 06.22.2013 | Green
Sen. Martin Heinrich

What unites us is our commitment to protecting our environment and public health. Now, we are bringing our commitment to clean energy and combating climate change to the U.S. Senate. The environment shouldn't be a partisan or regional issue, it should be a national priority.

Heather Wilson Loses

Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

Former Rep. Heather Wilson (R-N.M.) lost to Rep. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) in New Mexico's race for U.S. Senate, the Associated Press projects. Wils...

Heinrich Wins In New Mexico

Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

Rep. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) defeated former Rep. Heather Wilson (R-N.M.) Wednesday in the New Mexico race for U.S. Senate, projects the Associated P...

Election Takeaway for Fossil Fuel Industry: Money Can't Buy You Love

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 01.06.2013 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Americans have returned a clean energy champion to the White House, but they didn't stop there. All the way down the ticket, voters overwhelmingly favored candidates who support clean energy, clean air, and strong public health safeguards.