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April Showers Hit Markets: Bring an Umbrella to Trade

Terry Connelly | Posted 04.11.2014 | Business
Terry Connelly

Forces at work from Tokyo to Kiev have been roiling the U.S. stock market for a couple of week. But the financial sushi that is now on the menu in Japan, and Russia's "Crimea of the Century" are only part of the story.

House Rejects Bipartisan Obamacare Fix

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Wednesday rejected a bipartisan fix to the Affordable Care Act that would exempt U.S. health plans sold to expatriate...

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

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 04.07.2014 | 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...

What's the Point, WellPoint? Could It Be to Satisfy Wall Street?

Wendell Potter | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Executives at health insurance giant WellPoint are predicting they will have to implement "double-digit plus" rate increases next year, demonstrating once again just how politically tone deaf and profit-obsessed they apparently are.

Memo to Congress: Protect Public Health, Not Toxic Chemicals

Elliott Negin | Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics
Elliott Negin

Here in the United States our toxic chemical policy is best described as caveat emptor -- let the buyer beware -- and it's making us sick.

The Independent: "3 New Ideas" TV Spot

Brent Roske | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Brent Roske

Field trips from all over the country and tourists from all over the world -- they'll be able to get energized again about American patriotism and they'll see that our Government was created by the people -- to serve the people -- and is accessible.

The Courage to Act

Lawrence Bender | Posted 03.25.2014 | Green
Lawrence Bender

We should never abandon the democratic process. We need to vote and make every one of our votes at the local, state and federal level a vote for reduced carbon emissions and a sustainable future.

Lawrence Bender, Linkin Park, Henry Waxman Honored With UCLA Environmental Excellence Award

UCLA Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability | Posted 03.23.2014 | Green
UCLA Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability

Linkin Park was honored for raising more than $6 million for disaster relief and environmental programs through Music for Relief, an organization the band created in the aftermath of the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004.

TV: What the Media and Politicians Are Talking About and What They're Not

David Helfenbein | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics
David Helfenbein

The media is spinning around theories of what happened to Malaysia Flight 370. Nobody seems to know the truth as of yet. Instead, seasoned pilots and security experts appear to be the best narrators on TV of any stories that we hear.

Testimony: Record 36 Percent of North Dakota Fracked Gas Was Flared in December

Steve Horn | Posted 03.11.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

So, what's being wasted? Not just methane gas, but also "rich [and] valuable natural gas liquids like propane and butane [which are] about the last gas you would want to flare," according to Logan's testimony.

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.

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!

Dem Announces Run For Waxman's Seat In Congress

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 02.15.2014 | Politics

Former Bill Clinton White House aide Matt Miller revealed Friday that he is running for the congressional seat vacated by retiring Rep. Henry Waxman (...

Climate Change This Week: Magma Mania, Dirty Fuel Dealer, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.15.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide.

13.1 Medals

Barbi Appelquist | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Barbi Appelquist

Two nights ago, I watched the Sochi Olympics opening ceremony along with more than 31 million Americans. I felt a sense of pride during the commercia...

Safe Climate Caucus: The Time to Act Is Now

Rep. Henry Waxman | Posted 04.12.2014 | Green
Rep. Henry Waxman

In May, the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere surpassed 400 parts per million for the first time in millions of years. In the United States, we had seven severe weather events that each cost more than $1 billion. Globally, the impacts were even worse.

California Elections: The Fights to Lose to Jerry Brown and Succeed Henry Waxman Come Into More Focus

William Bradley | Posted 04.12.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

In a rather quiet year, some of the more significant races in California are coming into greater focus.

Considering Henry Waxman: Despite Drawbacks, the Congressman and the Scene He Helped Create Had Massive Accomplishments

William Bradley | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Henry Waxman's decision to retire from Congress after 40 years service there marks the end of one of the great congressional careers, and the last of the "Watergate class" in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Sandra Fluke Running For State Senate In California

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

Women's rights activist Sandra Fluke will run for state Senate in California, the Los Angeles Times reports. Fluke told The Huffington Post in Janu...

Sandra Fluke Takes Step Toward Congressional Bid In California

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

Women's rights activist Sandra Fluke is seeking the endorsement of the California Democratic Party, the Washington Post reports. According to the C...

Kate Sheppard

With Waxman's Retirement, Environmental Groups Will Lose A Key Ally In The House

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

We Are All Better for Representative Henry Waxman's Work

Frances Beinecke | Posted 04.01.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

In every battle and in every moment that mattered most, Rep. Waxman stood up for the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the wild places we cherish.

Paul Blumenthal

How Henry Waxman's Campaign Contributions Changed Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the news that Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) will retire at the end of the year, it's time to remember how the 20-term veteran helped...

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...

Henry Waxman, California Congressman, To Retire

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) will retire from Congress at the end of this session, the Washington Post and Politico report. “Forty years have gon...