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Tom Steyer

Climate Week 2015: A Cleaner and More Prosperous Global Economy

Tom Steyer | Posted 05.22.2015 | Green
Tom Steyer

These discussions also made one thing clear: In order to achieve this cleaner future, we have to move beyond the existing ideology that we can only grow our economy and create jobs in America if we double down on our dependence on fossil fuels.

Golden State Gouging Greatest Ever

Jamie Court | Posted 05.15.2015 | Politics
Jamie Court

Prices at the pump have skyrocketed 69 cents in one month due to shortages and refinery outages. Convenient for the oil refiners, which reported record first quarter profits.

Inspiring Us All: Pope Francis' Moral Leadership on Climate

Tom Steyer | Posted 05.18.2015 | Religion
Tom Steyer

The leader of the Catholic Church has emerged as an outspoken advocate for action on climate, reminding the world's estimated 1.2 billion Catholics -- and so many others -- that we have a moral and spiritual obligation.

The Hungry Ocean: Sustainability and the Curriculum

Peter W. Wood | Posted 04.30.2015 | Education
Peter W. Wood

On campus, our universities are increasingly dominated by the view that we live in environmentally desperate times, and desperate times require desperate measures. It is a dangerously intemperate view.

Kate Sheppard

Tom Steyer Launches Effort To Defeat 2016 Climate Denier Candidates

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tom Steyer's climate-focused political group is already gearing up for the 2016 presidential race, announcing on Monday a new effort tha...

While Jerry Brown Focuses On Term 4 Challenges, a Senate Race Starts to Shape Up

William Bradley | Posted 02.07.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

For the first time since the first George Bush was president, California Democrats are having a competition for a seat in the U.S. Senate. And the early leader is the only candidate on the 2010 statewide Democratic ticket who nearly didn't win.

The '16 GOP Field Is 'Off' as Kochs Make Tender Offer for U.S. Gov't

Mark Green | Posted 02.02.2015 | Politics
Mark Green

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Conason and Clarke debate "Iowa Freedom Summit" and Mitt's failure to launch. Will Walker be the JimmyWho or Bachmann of 2016? With 20 contenders, this contest can't be clown car -- at worst a clown bus. Then: will the Kochs inspire a backlash that helps overturn Citizens United?

Sam Stein

Dem Donors Plot Campaign Battle Against $889 Million Koch Behemoth

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Reactions from Democrats to news that the billionaire Koch brothers are planning an $889 million blitz for the 2016 election has run the...

Democrats Say Billionaire Koch Brothers Launch 2016 'Electoral Arms Race'

Reuters | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics

(Repeats with no changes to text, headline) By Steve Holland and Amanda Becker WASHINGTON, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Democrats ...

Tom Steyer Announces Decision On Senate Run

Tom Steyer | Posted 03.24.2015 | Politics
Tom Steyer

My decision about whether to engage from the outside or seek elected office came down to a single question: how best can I fight for a level playing field at this point?

California Officials Ready to Spank Oil Companies

Jamie Court | Posted 02.15.2015 | Green
Jamie Court

I have been watching oil companies get away with price gouging for so many years that it was refreshing to see California's top political leaders let the oil companies know that they're going to be on the hot seat if they try to undermine California's landmark environmental laws taking effect in January.

The Wall Street Journal Endorses Campaign Finance Reform... Inadvertently.

Mitch Rofsky | Posted 02.01.2015 | Politics
Mitch Rofsky

So, WSJ, welcome to the fight to clean up our political system. Ready to support campaign finance reform? Or is it only OK when conservative officeholders are purchased?

The Broken Promises of Citizens United

Duncan Hosie | Posted 02.01.2015 | Politics
Duncan Hosie

Conservatives on the Court vowed that Citizens United would strengthen American democracy. They were wrong. Five years later, their promises stand in stark contrast to the world we live in today.

A Call to Arms

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 01.19.2015 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

Never has the foundational constitutional principle of one person, one vote been so undermined by a Supreme Court majority that apparently believes money is king.

Win or Lose, Big Money Still Matters in Politics

The Sunlight Foundation | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics
The Sunlight Foundation

While big donors like Tom Steyer and the Democratic Party insiders running Democratic-leaning outside spending groups might not be celebrating over it now, big money -- even losing big money -- matters in Washington.

Kate Sheppard

Tom Steyer's Very Expensive Experiment In Making Climate Change A 'Wedge Issue'

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tom Steyer's climate-focused electoral efforts came up with mixed results Tuesday, but the billionaire environmentalist and former hedge...

Paul Blumenthal

Here Are The Top Super PAC Mega-Donors In 2014 Elections

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In Iowa, a television station recently created a new program so it could sell more advertising to political campaigns, party committees ...

Woody Harrelson Wants You To Go Vote For Climate Action

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.28.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON – A new ad from the political action committee NextGen Climate features narration from Woody Harrelson and the direction of Darren Aronof...

Battling Polarization in Politics: Why Van Jones, Newt Gingrich, Ralph Nader and the Tea Party Are Working Together

Bill Shireman | Posted 12.24.2014 | Politics
Bill Shireman

From Van Jones, Ralph Nader, and Joan Blades on the left, to Newt Gingrich, Grover Norquist, and George Shultz on the right, advocates from both sides of the political divide are gathering in the Bay Area, exploring ways to combine forces.

Paul Blumenthal

Karl Rove Sends Out The Billionaire Bat-Signal -- And They Respond

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Billionaires are rushing to the aid of Republicans in the homestretch of the 2014 elections with a massive super PAC infusion after a pl...

Paul Blumenthal

Senate Candidates Actually Debate The Insidious Influence Of Money In Politics

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The influence of money in politics was long treated as a side issue during the campaign season. But this year, in at least a half-dozen ...

The October Surprise Will Be Last-Minute Billionaire Dollars

Darrell West | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics
Darrell West

Ultra-wealthy individuals are investing in American elections because it is a way to shape public opinion and control public policy. They are doing so through direct electoral advocacy, super-PACS that run ads on their behalf, and non-profit organizations that mobilize voters and push distinctive points of view.

Igor Bobic

Candidates Spar Over Role Of Dark Money In Heated Iowa Senate Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Iowa) and state Sen. Joni Ernst (R) clashed over many issues in Saturday's Iowa Senate debate, but the role of dark...

Paul Blumenthal

Mary Landrieu's Fossil Fuel Stance Both A Blessing And A Curse

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For Louisiana, the fossil fuel industry is both a blessing and a curse. More than 300,000 people in the state are employed in the oi...

Kate Sheppard

Big Greens Spending Big Green In 2014 Midterms

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- First there was a pickup truck. Then there was an ark. The vehicle of choice for drawing attention to the NextGen Climate Action Comm...