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These Health Care Numbers Could Make a Man Sick!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Not only do the various plans now being considered fail to "bend the curve" of health care spending downward, every one of the plans would send the curve still higher.

Jeff Muskus

Waxman: Health Care On Track To Meet Deadline | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats on the Energy and Commerce Committee met behind closed doors Monday as they worked to become the third and final House committee to approve ...

Candidates Turn To Lobbyists For Fundraising Help | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A number of candidates facing tough re-election bids are turning to K Street for fundraising help. July 15 was the first time that candidates' poli...

What's Right About the House Health Care Plan

Bruce Tenenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Tenenbaum

Now that the House members have proposed legislation, it seems fair that I take a few minutes to talk about what they appear to have gotten right.

House Health Plan Released, Will Boost Taxes On Rich

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House Democrats on Tuesday rolled out a far-reaching $1.5 trillion plan that for the first time would make health care a right and ...

A Clean Energy Moment: Where Hope and History Rhyme

Margie Alt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Margie Alt

Is the climate bill so compromised that we who care about clean energy and the fate of the planet should have opposed it? There are three main reasons why, despite its imperfections, we had to support it.

Henry Waxman: GOP "Rooting Against" USA

Politico | GLENN THRUSH | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), who has had an eventful couple of weeks to say the least, believes House Republican opposition to climate change legisl...

Of Course They're Making Health Care Reform Difficult

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

Let me break it down: that a public health care option should even be assailed suggests the encroachment of an industry desperately clinging to its racket.

Waxman-Markey Property Rights to the Sky ? Part 3 Interview with Economist James Quilligan

Christiana Wyly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christiana Wyly

Greening all of the world's businesses and our consumer habits through the economic signals of the marketplace will not change the energy base of civilization from fossil fuel.

Jason Linkins

Henry Waxman Schooled On Restless Leg Syndrome (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As you may have heard, California Rep. Henry Waxman was released recently from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, having been admitted after ...

Single-Payers Crashing the Gates

Marcy Winograd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcy Winograd

One of the many frustrations for advocates of single-payer health care is the relentless drive to marginalize us, not only by conservatives but also by members of our own party.

Henry Waxman Hospitalized

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Democratic Rep. Henry Waxman remained in the hospital in his home state of California on Wednesday, a day after fainting in his off...

Four Reasons the Climate Bill Passed This Year

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

As the bill moves into the Senate, we will need bold leaders to proclaim that the long-term health of our economy and planet are of greater value than the attack ads of next year's election cycle.

The House Climate Vote Defies Expectation

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Back in January, few people believed that six months into a new session and a new administration -- and in the midst of an economic meltdown -- we could pass transformative clean energy legislation in the House.

Sam Stein

Union Makes Last-Minute Pitch For Climate Change Bill's Passage | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With Congress expected to vote on a 1,201-page climate change bill on Friday, one of the country's largest unions is sending word to Democrats from co...

Jeff Muskus

GOP Antics Helping Dems Push Climate Bill | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With the House of Representatives barreling toward a Friday vote on the Waxman-Markey climate change bill, Democratic leaders working to swing more "Y...

Barney Frank Introduces Marijuana Legislation

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

How many Democrats do we need to elect to Congress before such commonsense laws are passed to rein in some of the excesses of past eras?

RNC Claims "Lights Out" If Climate Bill Passes

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It'll be "lights out" for consumers if the climate change bill before Congress is allowed to become law, the Republican National Committee (RNC) warne...

Ryan Grim

House Democrats "Anxious To Take On" Health Care Reform Opponents | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Democratic Party showed on Friday what it's capable of when led by the majority of its members rather than its conservative wing. In stark contras...

Is Congress Ready to Reassert its Independent Role?

Sandy Maisel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandy Maisel

I have just finished watching the Sunday talk shows. All in all -- and this from a Sunday morning talk show junkie -- a pretty poor excuse for analysis of what's going on in Washington.

Does the Waxman-Markey Bill "Give Away 85% of Allowances to Polluters"?

David Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Roberts

As the Waxman-Markey climate/energy bill nears a make-or-break vote in the House, those who work to improve it need more than ever to understand it first.

CBO: Waxman-Markey to Reduce Cumulative Emissions Just 2% Between 2012-2020

Jesse Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jesse Jenkins

The CBO has published the first predictions from a government agency about the actual impact on U.S. emissions likely to result from the version of the Waxman-Markey legislation.

My Interview With Henry Waxman

Michael Bendetson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Bendetson

For over 30 years, Representative Waxman has focused his tenure on health care and environmental issues.

Five Legislators I May Not Vote For Again

Bruce Tenenbaum | Posted 08.01.2011 | Politics
Bruce Tenenbaum

This past month, my health insurance company raised premiums across the board 34%. The Democrats are already making noise about giving in to the insurance business. Why, then, did any of us vote for these fools?

Clean Energy Bill Can Be Better

Gillian Caldwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gillian Caldwell

America has a chance to lead in the global race if we pass a bill that truly levels the playing field for clean renewable energy