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Kate Sheppard

Will Congress Go ANOTHER Year Without Designating New Wilderness? | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON -- This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, the law that created a new designation for public lands that retain their "p...

Kate Sheppard

Democrats Ask Obama To Postpone Keystone XL Decision Until Key Investigation Concludes | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- Twenty-five House Democrats sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Thursday urging him to delay a decision on Keystone XL until th...

A Progressive's Notes for the Budget Conference Meeting Today

Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva

Our recipe for prosperity is simple: protect the safety net, stop the austerity, give the economy room to grow, and don't pursue further deficit reduction at the expense of national priorities. The question is whether budget negotiators will listen.

Latinos Are Ready to Lead on Climate Change

Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva | Posted 11.24.2013 | Green
Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva

If it hasn't already, climate change will impact everyone soon regardless of who they are, where they live or how much money they have. American Latinos will be among the most strongly affected. It's time for us to take the lead.

DHS Must Better Track Excessive Force, Report Finds

AP | CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | Posted 11.17.2013 | Politics

McALLEN, Texas — A widely anticipated federal report released Tuesday on excessive force among U.S. border agents contained little discussion of...

BLM Continues "Business as Usual" for Wild Horse Program 50 Days After Independent Report Urges New Course

Suzanne Roy | Posted 09.24.2013 | Green
Suzanne Roy

In the pubic relations world, late Friday afternoon is the time to release bad news. And the BLM's announcement is bad news indeed for wild horses and American taxpayers. Why?

Shahien Nasiripour

Metal Market Mayhem: Brewers Blast Banks | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A loose coalition of beer brewers, automakers, Boeing and Coca-Cola is accusing big banks, including Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase, o...

Zach Carter

House Dems Press Ben Bernanke On Risks Of Bank Expansion | Zach Carter | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Four House Democrats sent a letter to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Friday, pressing him on the risks of the market manipulat...

Clarity From Snowden -- But Murky Response From Progressives in Congress

Norman Solomon | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

The Progressive Caucus could supply a principled counterweight to the bombast coming from the likes of Boehner and Feinstein. But for that to happen, leaders of the caucus would need to set a good example by putting up a real fight.

Independent Scientists, American Public, Members of Congress and Celebrities to BLM: Reform Wild Horse Program

Suzanne Roy | Posted 08.10.2013 | Green
Suzanne Roy

This is a pivotal moment in the fight to save wild horses and burros in the West. Science is now firmly on the side of those who want the wild horses managed in the wild, not removed en masse from their homes on the range.

National Parks Should Take the Lead on America's Other Best Idea: Clean Public Water

Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva | Posted 06.23.2013 | Green
Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva

Bottled water creates a great deal of waste, both in the production stream and as physical garbage. It has no place in our national parks. Unfortunately, bottled water interests -- especially Coke -- disagree.

Michael McAuliff

WATCH: Liberals Hammer Obama | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A couple of days to think about President Barack Obama's proposal to cut Social Security hasn't done much to calm liberals furious about...

Which Members of Congress Are Standing Up for Economic Decency - and Which 'Progressives' Aren't

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

If you don't see the name of your Congress member on that list, you live in a House district without a representative standing up for economic decency.

Luke Johnson

Progressives Unveil Alternative To Ryan Plan | Luke Johnson | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) released a budget plan Tuesday to great fanfare and media attention, though it has zero chance of passing the De...

Most of Progressive Caucus Taking a Dive on Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid

Norman Solomon | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

For the social compact of the United States, most of the Congressional Progressive Caucus has gone missing.

In A Sea Of Suits, Skirts And Old White People, These Politicians Stand Out

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 02.08.2013 | Politics

There are 435 members of U.S. House of Representatives, and in a sea of suits, skirts and older white people, it can be difficult to tell one represen...

The Progressive Caucus: Enabling Obama's Rightward Moves?

Norman Solomon | Posted 03.10.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

The failure of the Congressional Progressive Caucus to stand up to President Obama on many vital matters of principle is one of the most important -- and least mentioned -- political dynamics of this era.

Jason Linkins

CNBC, A Financial News Network, Is Pretty Sure That A Brief Appearance From Raul Grijalva Devastated The Dow Jones Yesterday, For Some Reason | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics

The biggest one-day drop in the history of the Dow Jones Industrial Average occurred Sept. 29, 2008, when Congress ganked on its first attempt to pass...

Sam Stein

Arizona GOP Candidate: Middle Eastern Immigrants Only Want 'To Harm' The U.S. | Sam Stein | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics

Gabriela Mercer, the likely Republican congressional candidate in Arizona's new 3rd District, once declared that the only goal of Middle Easterners cr...

Arizona Democratic Party Primary Candidates Battle To Finish Line

Pamela Powers Hannley | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
Pamela Powers Hannley

Social media was on fire yesterday, as Arizona Democratic candidates and their surrogates battled it out on Twitter, Facebook, and e-mail blasts. Alt...

We're Still Arming the King of Syria? There Oughta Be a Law!

Robert Naiman | Posted 10.10.2012 | World
Robert Naiman

When a government that is cracking down on peaceful protest is armed by the United States, that is seen as a tacit U.S. endorsement of the government's actions, and as a green light to proceed with its crackdown.

Jennifer Bendery

Single-Payer Option Will Live On As 'Political Point,' Progressive Leader Says | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) said Thursday that the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the constitutionality of President Barack Obama's...

Elise Foley

Dem On SB 1070 Argument: 'Felt Better Going In Than I Did Coming Out' | Elise Foley | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two top Democratic opponents of Arizona immigration law SB 1070 said Wednesday they were less confident that contested provisions of the...

Elise Foley

Arizona Immigration Law 'Unconstitutional,' Opponents Tell Supreme Court | Elise Foley | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While the Supreme Court justices took up health care, opponents of Arizona's extreme immigration law looked ahead. Eleven attorneys ...

In Afghanistan, We Can Only Offer So Many Apologies

Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva | Posted 05.13.2012 | Politics
Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva

U.S. strategy failed in the past, is failing now, and will likely fail in the future. On strategy, cost, accountability, and perception, we continue to miss the mark.