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Group Tries To Make Climate Change A Winning Wedge Issue

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Many nonprofits and issue groups from across the political spectrum score elected officials on their voting records, evaluating whether ...

Face Off To Replace 40-Year Congressman Henry Waxman

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala & Paige Lavender | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics

Republican Elan Carr and Democratic rival Ted Lieu will advance to the general election in November to replace Democratic Rep. Henry Waxman, 74. The S...

California Primary: Jerry Brown Romps While Republicans Dodge Their Own Silver Bullet and Other Races Intrigue

William Bradley | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Though the election was largely a bore, it did have some interesting outcomes, not only in the statewide races but also in some district level races for Congress and state Assembly and even local office.

Why Marianne Matters

Roger Wolfson | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics
Roger Wolfson

When I think of Marianne Williamson's campaign to represent California's 33rd Congressional District, I'm reminded of a story.

California Says 'Welcome Aboard' to Obama's Big Climate Move

William Bradley | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Today's executive order from President Barack Obama, directing power plants to cut their greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030, vindicates California's 2006 decision to move forward on its own to cut greenhouse gas emissions through a comprehensive program.

Kate Sheppard

House Directs Pentagon To Ignore Climate Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House passed an amendment to the National Defense Authorization bill on Thursday that would bar the Department of Defense from using...

Safe Climate Caucus: Wake Up, Congress

Rep. Henry Waxman | Posted 07.21.2014 | Green
Rep. Henry Waxman

There is no time to delay. Earlier this month, our nation's leading climate scientists confirmed that climate change is real, is caused by humans, and is already harming communities across America. They concluded that the scientific evidence is "unequivocal."

In Beverly Hills, Money for the Subway Doesn't Grow on Trees

Joel Epstein | Posted 07.16.2014 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Are we're not talking pocket change. LA's failure to build the Subway to the Sea when it should and could have means it will now cost us billions of dollars more to bring the train to the Westwood VA rather than all the way to the Pacific Ocean. And that's if we are lucky.

Jennifer Bendery

Top Democrat Wants Hearing On Washington Football's 'Derogatory' Name

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee thinks it's time for the panel to challenge the NFL's use of the term "Redsk...

House Republicans' Report: Obamacare Signups Lagging

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans issued a report Wednesday saying that one-third of people who signed up for health insurance through new federal...

April Showers Hit Markets: Bring an Umbrella to Trade

Terry Connelly | Posted 06.11.2014 | 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 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...

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

Wendell Potter | Posted 06.07.2014 | 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 06.04.2014 | 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 05.26.2014 | 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 05.25.2014 | 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 05.23.2014 | 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 05.19.2014 | 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 05.11.2014 | 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...