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Highway To Hell: Democrats Are Ready To Play Ball With A President Trump

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 11.17.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― When President Barack Obama first entered the White House, Republicans came up with a game plan: Block anything and everything. The str...

Did a Front Group Use Pro-Dakota Access Pipeline Fake Accounts on Twitter, Led by GOP-Tied Firm?

Steve Horn | Posted 09.15.2016 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Image Credit: Twitter A DeSmog investigation has revealed the possibility that a front group supporting the controver...

The Department Of Justice Will Still Rely On Private Prisons In A Big Way

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 01.16.2017 | Politics

The Department of Justice made a landmark decision last week when it announced it would direct the Bureau of Prisons to let its contracts with private...

Community Activists And Senator Warren Persuade HUD Sec. Julian Castro To Help Homeowners And Reign In Wall Street Speculators

Peter Dreier | Posted 07.01.2016 | Politics
Peter Dreier

With more homes in the hands of non-profits instead of Wall Street speculators, communities will gain further control over their neighborhoods and be less at the mercy of Wall Street.

Legislation To Help Puerto Rico Manage Its Crippling Debt Advances In The House

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 05.25.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Legislation giving Puerto Rico the ability to restructure its $70 billion in debt overcame a major hurdle on Thursday, passing out of co...

House Unveils Bill To Help Puerto Rico Deal With Its Debt Crisis

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 05.19.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After months of negotiations, and fits and starts, House Republicans have unveiled revised legislation to help Puerto Rico tackle its $7...

A House Bill To Help Puerto Rico Manage Its Debt Is Delayed... Again

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House lawmakers on Wednesday again delayed the release of legislation to help Puerto Rico restructure its $70 billion in debt. Rep. Rob...

Castro Controversy: Why Aren't All the Defenders Defending Him on the Substance?

Mike Lux | Posted 04.15.2016 | Politics
Mike Lux

This was never an attack on Julián Castro personally. It is about the Department of Housing and Urban Development's track record of playing footsie with Wall Street in terms of distressed housing. And however great Secretary Castro is on other issues, this track record sure isn't great.

America Es Su Casa, Enjoy It!

Javier Sierra | Posted 03.31.2016 | Green
Javier Sierra

The devotion Melissa Vargas professes for the outdoors is a splendid example of Latinos' love for the land, of our profound respect for God's creation and our commitment to preserve it for future generations.

An Important Step Forward for Our National Parks

Will Shafroth | Posted 03.15.2016 | Impact
Will Shafroth

2016 is a pretty big year for the National Park Service, its centennial anniversary, and with it comes many moments to celebrate. In February, at the Lincoln Memorial, the National Park Foundation launched our Centennial Campaign for America's National Parks.

Congressman's Resolution Condemns Bundy-Led Occupation In Oregon

The Huffington Post | Mariam Baksh | Posted 01.05.2016 | Politics

Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) on Tuesday introduced a resolution calling on Congress to officially condemn "the unlawful, armed occupation" of the Malh...

Social Security: Government Should Protect and Expand Benefits, Not Pocket Them

Nancy Altman | Posted 12.10.2016 | Politics
Nancy Altman

Many see student debt as a young person's problem, but it affects all generations. People ages 65 and older owe $18.2 billion on student loans. People ages 75 and older owe around $2 billion on outstanding student loans. As the population ages, the amounts owed by those age groups are increasing rapidly.

House Dems Say BP Shouldn’t Get Tax Write-Off From Oil Spill Settlement

The Huffington Post | Mariam Baksh | Posted 11.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats are urging Attorney General Loretta Lynch to eliminate any chance of oil giant British Petroleum claiming a portion of a...

Bernie Sanders Gets His First Endorsement From A Member Of Congress

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) is set to back Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential bid on Friday, giving the independent a boost in h...

A Bold New Agenda Bubbling Up From the Grassroots

Mike Lux | Posted 09.28.2016 | Politics
Mike Lux

The progressive movement encompasses hundreds of organizations and millions of people, and it is growing with strong political leadership. The ideas we are all talking about are going to change America in the not-too-distant future.

Obama Administration Accused Of Violating Constitutional Rights Of Immigrant Detainees

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 09.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Immigrant detention facilities are violating detainees' civil and constitutional rights and failing to meet basic standards of treatment...

Bernie Sanders Wants To End Private Prisons In 3 Years

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 09.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senator and Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) introduced legislation on Thursday that promises to ban government co...

Apaches Rally At Capitol, Vowing To Continue Fighting For Sacred Oak Flat

The Huffington Post | Julian Brave Noisecat | Posted 07.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Apache protesters completed their cross-country journey from the San Carlos reservation in Arizona to Washington, D.C., with a Wednesday...

Laura Barron-Lopez

Anti-Climate Provision Gives Democrats Fresh Reason To Oppose Obama On Trade | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 06.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A measure that would excuse the U.S. from any trade deal obligations to address climate change adds a fresh wrinkle to the tense debate ...

Friday Talking Points -- Free Ponies Getting Into the Weeds

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The obvious choice for this week's Most Impressive Democrat Of The Week is none other than America's new Attorney General, Loretta Lynch. Lynch was finally confirmed by the Senate in a 56-43 vote.

Kate Sheppard

Department Of Interior Issues New Rules For Fracking On Public Lands | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Interior released new rules for hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas on public lands in the United States on Friday, t...

Lindzen Cites Debunked Science to Defend Denier-for-Hire Soon in 'Wall Street Journal'

Climate Nexus | Posted 05.06.2015 | Green
Climate Nexus

Richard Lindzen, an MIT professor and longtime climate contrarian, turned to the Wall Street Journal to rehash a series of oft-disproved claims that deny the growing and now unequivocal evidence of climate change, all in defense of a fellow "skeptic."

Scientific Society Objects to Investigation of Its Anti-Science Members

Brad Johnson | Posted 05.03.2015 | Green
Brad Johnson

The American Meteorological Society's executive director, Keith Seitter, has condemned a Congressional investigation of the potential corruption of scientific testimony on climate change by AMS members.

Michael McAuliff

Iran Uranium Partner Could Get Gift From Lame-Duck Congress | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress may use must-pass legislation in the next two weeks to slip through a controversial land deal that would help a company that jo...

Dave Jamieson

Progressive Dems: Obama Should Push Economic Executive Actions After Midterm Losses | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican leaders have warned President Barack Obama that pursuing more executive actions after last week's midterm drubbing would be l...