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Kate Sheppard

Senators: Keystone Report 'Woefully Inadequate' In Gauging Health Risks

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic Sens. Barbara Boxer (Calif.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (R.I.) are calling on the Obama administration to evaluate the potential ...

Kate Sheppard

Senators Launch Fight To Break Through 'Special Interest Lies' On Climate Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- A group of Senate Democrats is planning a new offensive on climate change, one that members hope will galvanize congressional colleagu...

Time to Wake Up: What if Climate Change Is Real?

Peter Neill | Posted 10.29.2013 | Green
Peter Neill

This is a brilliant, informed, and persuasive set of questions -- what ifs -- that if we fail to answer correctly, we put the lives of our children and grandchildren, indeed our planet, at risk.

Lucia Graves

Gore Praises Senator, Snubs Obama For Leadership On Climate

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Vice President Al Gore made a rare appearance on Capitol Hill on Tuesday to support the man who's become the new face of climate ...

Michael McAuliff

Senator: God Will Not Save Us

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- God will not save us, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) declared in a Senate floor speech on climate change Wednesday that sounded more l...

Judiciary Committee Member to Block Leonhart for DEA

Michael Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Carmichael

Citing Michelle Leonhart's controversial position on prescription pain-killers for terminal patients suffering intractable pain, the Senate Judiciary Committee blocked her nomination to head the DEA.

Lucia Graves

Liberal Leaders Meet To Launch Progressive Alternative To Debt Commission's Draft Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) met with labor unions, seniors organizations, and liberal members of Congress Thursday afternoon to develop ...