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Safe Climate Caucus: It's Time to Protect Our Environment and Our Economy

Rep. Henry Waxman | Posted 09.09.2014 | Green
Rep. Henry Waxman

A recent report found that climate change affects our economy in three distinct ways: (1) rising sea levels and storm surge are damaging coastal properties and infrastructure; (2) climate changes are altering agricultural production and energy demand; and (3) higher temperatures are harming labor productivity and public health.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Primary

Marianne Williamson | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics
Marianne Williamson

I am a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives from California District 33. There are a little over fifteen weeks before California's primary election on June 3, and a funny thing happened over the last couple of weeks. I became a footnote!

Kate Sheppard

With Waxman's Retirement, Environmental Groups Will Lose A Key Ally In The House | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- After 20 terms in the House of Representatives, California Democrat Henry Waxman is calling it quits. And with his retirement, environ...

Sandra Fluke 'Strongly Considering' Running For Congress

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics

Sandra Fluke, the former Georgetown University Law student who became a national figure after conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh called her a "slut...

What Is an American

Brent Roske | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics
Brent Roske

What is an American? It can be hard to keep track. Ask 20 people down the street and you'll hear 20 different answers, and if you ask someone across the border you'll get something else.

Remembering Steve Collett

Brent Roske | Posted 11.05.2013 | Los Angeles
Brent Roske

Steve had spent the last four years of his life preparing for his next chapter of actively engaged public service. He was just ramping up. If there's a lesson, it's live your passions now.

Waxman vs. Roske Campaign Twitter Wars - Who's Winning?

Brent Roske | Posted 11.25.2013 | Los Angeles
Brent Roske

I was just told by my web guy that I now have more Twitter followers than Rep. Henry Waxman. Hooray! I'm winning the campaign! Really?

Fall Climate Change Preview

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 09.09.2013 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

The melting of Arctic Sea ice continues to get worse, advancing at one of the fastest rates in human history. At the current pace of 12 percent per decade, it is entirely possible that by 2030 there will be no ice in the Arctic.

The Independent: Campaigning My Way

Brent Roske | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics
Brent Roske

There have only been 113 elections for the House of Representatives so maybe it's time somebody breaks the so-called rules of campaigning. In fact, our campaign is doing several things that have never been tried before.

Mother's Day: Political Moms Mobilize For Climate Change

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 07.10.2013 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

I reached out to several of the female members of the caucus, on the occasion of Mother's Day, to get their feedback on the importance of amplifying the dangers of climate change, and the role of mothers, grandmothers, and aunts in being vigilant about protecting the planet.

Is There Arsenic In My Kids' Apple Juice?

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 02.04.2012 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

Last week, the news broke that Consumer Reports had found traces of arsenic in apple juice. Naturally, I was alarmed. Although we don't keep juice in the house, my kids do drink apple juice in restaurants and friend's houses. Could I have unintentionally exposed them to poison?

Michael McAuliff

Farm Dust Fear Is 'Fairy Dust,' Democrats Charge | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats mocked a GOP push to bar tougher regulation of "farm dust" Tuesday, saying the idea that the federal government even wants to ...

Lucia Graves

Fact Check: Henry Waxman Tells Darrell Issa He Had 'No Involvement' In Solyndra Loan Selection | Lucia Graves | Posted 11.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has accused Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) of "crony ...

Amanda Terkel

Dem Commerce Chair Hits Chamber Funding | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At an event sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, featured speaker Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), chairman of the powerful House Energy...

Lucia Graves

House Clears $26.1 Billion State-Aid Package, Dems Slam GOP Obstructionism | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The House passed a bill Tuesday afternoon providing $26.1 billion to cash-strapped state governments, and preventing roughly 161,000 teachers and 158,...

Communications Act Redux: A Chance for the States to Unite!

Sue Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sue Wilson

In short, the 1996 Telecommunications Act has worn away the very fabric of America. It is time to restore discourse to the America the founding fathers envisioned.

Greenspan Says "I Still Don't Fully Understand" What Happened

ProPublica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Greenspan's mea culpa had its limits, however. He pushed back against the idea that his policies had helped foster a bubble.

The Pentagon's Fifteen Billion Dollar Pirate Plunder

Paige Donner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paige Donner

(No, this is NOT an Indiana Jones Sequel) Yes, you read that correctly. American taxpayers have paid out $15 Billion U.S. dollars in unaccounted for...