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Senators Call On Obama To Regulate Methane Emissions From Oil And Gas Development

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Fifteen senators are pressing the Obama administration to regulate methane emissions from oil and gas production, arguing that addressin...

Jennifer Bendery

NARAL Pounces On Senator For Backing Embattled Judicial Nominee

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The nation's leading abortion rights organization isn't wasting any time in pushing back on Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) for saying ...

Be the 'Disruption'

Abel Collins | Posted 11.09.2014 | Green
Abel Collins

We are closer to this tipping point than we realize, and each new pair of boots on the ground brings us a step closer. In New York and beyond, if we hope to stop business and politics as usual, me must be the disruption.

Watch A Senator Totally School His Climate Change-Denying Colleague

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) didn't hold back while schooling his colleague, Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Ok.), about the reality of climate change. Inho...

Hospitals a No-Show at Senate Hearing: What's Up With This?

Rosemary Gibson | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics
Rosemary Gibson

Last week, Senator Bernie Sanders and a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) subcommittee held hearings to shine a light on the third leading cause of death in the United States: medical mistakes in hospitals. Curious minds should ask: Where were the hospitals?

Red States Are Way Ahead of Congress on Global Warming

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
Elliott Negin

Americans across the country have been grappling with a range of severe, climate change-related weather events, including prolonged droughts, extreme precipitation, heat waves and, like Florida, coastal flooding. And majorities in both blue and red districts want federal action.

Michael McAuliff

Democrats Launch New Bid To Unmask Secret Campaign Donors

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats announced a new effort Tuesday to unmask secretive election spending, floating a bill that would require so-called dark...

Here Are the Jobs!

D. R. Tucker | Posted 08.18.2014 | Green
D. R. Tucker

Far from killing jobs, this policy would create jobs and protect lives. When House Speaker John Boehner asks, "Where are the jobs?", advocates of market-based emissions-reduction policies can point to this study and say, "Right here!"

Another Florida Republican Thinks Humans Don't Contribute To Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics

Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) denied that human activity has any impact on climate change while on MSNBC Monday. Miller, the chairman of the House Vete...

Alex Lazar

Democratic Senator Sends Scathing Climate Change Letter To Marco Rubio

HuffingtonPost.com | Alex Lazar | Posted 05.16.2014 | Politics

In a new letter sent to Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) slams the potential 2016 presidential candidate for his recent sta...

Republicans Speak Their Mind On Obama's New Health Secretary Nominee

Reuters | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

By David Morgan WASHINGTON, April 13 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's new nominee for health secretary drew some early political f...

XL Pipeline: Sen. Whitehouse and Rep. Waxman Question Koch Bros

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 06.06.2014 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

As a writer on environmental issues, as well as a person concerned about the future of the planet, I am anxiously awaiting the decision on the XL pipe...

Michael McAuliff

High Court's Campaign Ruling Ripped As 'Amateurish,' 'Mind-Boggling'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court's latest campaign finance ruling is a mind-bogglingly "naive" and "amateurish" decision that only promotes the power o...

Michael McAuliff

Issa Hearing Reveals Allure Of Dark Money For IRS-Targeted Groups

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Darrell Issa's latest oversight hearing into the Internal Revenue Service's botched enforcement against tea party and other "social...

Kate Sheppard

Congress Just Undid The 1 Good Thing It's Done On Climate Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Congress approved changes to the federal flood insurance program in June 2012 that lawmakers said then would fix the program's problem...

Beyond Denial

Peter Neill | Posted 05.17.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

Denial is just the front for something far worse. Denial asserts that there is no problem, and therefore there is no need for solution. There is no need for research.

'We Are On The Cusp Of A Climate Crisis'

AP | DONNA CASSATA and MATTHEW DALY | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic senators clocked an all-nighter, working in shifts into Tuesday morning to warn of the devastation from climate change ...

Kate Sheppard

They're Up All Night To Get Wonky: 30 Senators Hold Overnight Climate Session

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Senators planning to stay up all night Monday talking about climate change say the marathon session is the "opening salvo" in a renewe...

Safe Climate Caucus Pumps up Advocacy and Action

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

If you can't get Republicans to heed the warnings of those in the military, you have to wonder what will make a dent in their consciousness.

Senate "Talkathon" on Climate Crisis: Is Congress Ready to Get Real?

Tom Weis | Posted 05.10.2014 | Green
Tom Weis

Survival is not a partisan issue. We need all hands on deck.

Kate Sheppard

Senators Plan All-Nighter To Discuss Climate Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of 28 senators will take over the Senate floor on Monday evening for an all-night talk-a-thon on climate change. The senators...

Kate Sheppard

Harry Reid: 'Climate Change Is The Worst Problem Facing The World Today'

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that climate change is a really big deal -- the biggest, in fact. "Climate change is ...

Paul Blumenthal

Democrats Push IRS To Limit Dark Money's Political Power

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of 13 Democratic senators sent a letter to the Internal Revenue Service on Thursday urging the agency to adopt stringent new lim...

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 Plan To Stay Up All Night To Talk Climate Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of senators is planning to stage an all-night talkathon about climate change next month, aimed at stirring their fellow senators...