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The Empty Seats at the Newtown Holiday Tables

Mary Buffett | Posted 02.23.2014 | Politics
Mary Buffett

One would think that the slaughter of innocents, especially on the cusp of the holidays, would offer Americans the courage to move forward. However, we ended up with cowardice from a select set of Democratic senators.

The Blogosphere Reacts to the Kerry-Boxer Senate Climate Bill

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Nelson

The bill as it currently stands is stronger than the American Clean Energy and Security Act in several crucial ways, but it has a treacherous gauntlet to run before reaching the President's desk.

Health Care Reform Needs More Innovating and Less Politicking

Zack Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Zack Cooper

Three misconceptions have driven the health care debate off course and have given rise to some of the problems in the Baucus proposal. These misconceptions need to be corrected so we can get back on track.

Senator Ron Wyden: The Public Option Doesn't Go Far Enough

Kathleen Wells, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Wells, J.D.

Senator Wyden discussed his "Free Choice Proposal" in detail with me, just two days after he met with President Obama to discuss the latest developments in the health care reform battle. Here's what he said.

Congresswoman Woolsey: Baucus' Bill Requires Older Folks to Pay Five Times More

Kathleen Wells, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Wells, J.D.

Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey co-chairs the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Recently, she sat down with me to discuss health care reform.

Baucus' Bill Not Bipartisan, But Panmedia

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Baucus' was supposed to be the "bipartisan" bill, but the only way it can truly be referred to as such is in the growing bipartisan distaste for the bill.

Congressman Elijah Cummings: It's Our Moral Responsibility

Kathleen Wells, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Wells, J.D.

I talked extensively with Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and what is apparent is the Congressman's passion to reform our nation's health care system.

Senator Grassley: Putting Party Before the People on Health Care

Rep. Bruce Braley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Bruce Braley

During his nearly thirty years serving in the Senate, Senator Grassley has earned a reputation as a "straight shooter". That's why his recent behavior has been so disappointing.

Bringing Seniors to the Health Care Table

Doug Schoen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Doug Schoen

Rarely in Washington do you come across a moment of unequivocal bipartisan alignment, especially on an issue as polarizing as health-care reform. Today was one of them.

Obama to Kennedy/Baucus: Get Health Care Reform Passed

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles J. Zaremski

If all Americans must be covered and if 50 million or so are not presently covered, how can there be a "shared" responsibility in paying for health care reform?

Single-Payer Advocates Protest Senate Hearing

The Real News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Real News

Opponents of a single-payer plan say Americans will never accept socialized medicine. But according to a 2008 poll, when Americans were asked what they thought of socialized medicine, 45 percent said it would be better.