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American Innovation for NCDs

Michael Hodin | Posted 07.29.2014 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

Twenty first century health challenges - exacerbated by age-related NCDs - require 21st century solutions.

'Our Energy Moment': The Blue Engine Behind Fracked Gas Exports PR Blitz

Steve Horn | Posted 06.02.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Behind nearly every major corporate policy push there's an accompanying well-coordinated public relations and propag...

House Panel: GM Documents 'Paint An Unsettling Picture'

Reuters | Posted 05.30.2014 | Politics

(Corrects attribution, paragraph 3) WASHINGTON, March 30 (Reuters) - Thousands of documents from General Motors and a federal agency o...

Kate Sheppard

Whatever Happened To All That Enthusiasm For 'Clean Coal?'

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It wasn't that long ago that "clean coal" was all the rage. John McCain touted it on the campaign trail in 2008. So did Barack Obama. Th...

Newt Gingrich Calls Kathleen Sebelius A Worse Liar Than Nixon

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) took to Twitter Wednesday morning to attack Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ testim...

The GOP's New Obamacare Attack: If You Can't Beat the Law, Beat the People Who Benefit From It

Ethan Rome | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics
Ethan Rome

As Republicans come to terms with the futility of their incessant efforts to repeal, defund, undermine and otherwise trash Obamacare, they're turning to a new last-ditch strategy: make it harder for people who desperately need health care to get it under the new law.

SAMHSA Slammed by Congress... And for Good Reason

DJ Jaffe | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics
DJ Jaffe

The problems preceded sequestration. Several representatives noted that sequestration makes it more imperative, rather than less to focus SAMHSA resources on the most seriously ill.

Awash in Misinformation: America's Domestic Tight Oil 'Bump'

Daniel Davis | Posted 05.22.2013 | Business
Daniel Davis

The idea of oil "independence" understandably appeals to Americans. But at some point America's leaders must recognize the physical evidence indicates the alleged "energy revolution" is likely to be merely a relatively short-term bump.

The Environment, the Election, Money and the Koch Brothers

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 12.31.2012 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

The efforts to stymie the president in his agenda to improve our health standards through EPA regulations have been spearheaded by monied influences-not only in the presidential race -- but down the ticket as well.

Erin Mershon

Fred Upton, GOP Committee Chairman, Pushes Obama To Disclose, But Defended Bush

HuffingtonPost.com | Erin Mershon | Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A House Republican chairman who once defended the Bush administration's non-disclosure is now blasting the White House for withholding i...

Park Fire Sale

Edward Flattau | Posted 06.10.2012 | Green
Edward Flattau

Congressional Republicans assure us they would never dispose of our major national parks, yet they have introduced bills that would make some national monuments and wildlife refuges eligible for energy exploitation, if not outright purchase.

Top Ten Koch Facts

Robert Greenwald and Jesse Lava | Posted 06.09.2012 | Politics
Robert Greenwald and Jesse Lava

Everyone seems to be investigating Charles and David Koch lately, with exposés of their corrupt political behavior popping up in places like the New ...

GOP Lawmaker Entertains Obama 'Birther' Notions

The Hill | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics

Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.), a top member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, on Tuesday said he's not yet convinced that President Obama’s ...

Lucia Graves

House Democrats Seek To Subpoena Koch Industries Over Keystone XL

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 01.25.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats took the political offensive on Keystone Wednesday, seeking to probe connections between the multi-billion dollar projec...

Solyndra Emails Reveal Questionable Finding

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 01.16.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON — Energy Secretary Steven Chu won a Nobel Prize in physics, but his handling of a solar energy loan has some critics calling him clue...

Lucia Graves

WATCH: Koch-Funded Climate Skeptic Warns Congress That Global Warming Is Real

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 11.15.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Richard Muller, a prominent scientist long skeptical of the science behind climate change, declared at a congressional briefing on Monda...

Michael McAuliff

Farm Dust Fear Is 'Fairy Dust,' Democrats Charge

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats mocked a GOP push to bar tougher regulation of "farm dust" Tuesday, saying the idea that the federal government even wants to ...

Lucia Graves

Energy Dept. 'Not Poised To Approve' Second Solyndra Loan

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 12.05.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Energy considered granting Solyndra a second loan even as the company's dire financial situation became increasingly a...

Solyndra Executives To Plead The Fifth At Hearing

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 11.20.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Two of Solyndra's top executives announced on Tuesday they will invoke their Fifth Amendment rights and refuse to answer any questions a...

Jordan Howard

Waxman Calls House Most Anti-Environment 'In History'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Howard | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- During the 112th Congress, the Republican House majority has taken aim at issues ranging from labor protections to women's right to choo...

Lucia Graves

House Republicans See Rushed Review In Solyndra Emails

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 11.14.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans on Wednesday charged top administration officials with rushing the review of more than $500 million in loan guarantees...

Lucia Graves

Solyndra Files For Bankruptcy, Company Lobbyist 'Grateful' For Experience In Government Sales

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 11.06.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- As Solyndra Inc. made its bankruptcy filing official on Tuesday afternoon, Victoria Sanville, a prominent lobbyist who helped secure hun...

Sec. Clinton Has a Choice: Protect Americans or Profit the Kochs

Robert Greenwald | Posted 07.24.2011 | Green
Robert Greenwald

There is a raging battle going on in this country over whether we use our resources to benefit the haves or to protect those who don't have as much as the most wealthy among us. It is now Hillary Clinton's turn to pick a side.

Apple In Hot Water With Congress Over Location Tracking

Posted 06.26.2011 | Technology

(By Jasmin Melvin, Reuters) - Lawmakers extended their probe into location tracking on mobile devices this week, asking Apple Inc and other develo...

Stopping the Republican Attack on Our Country's Clean Air Protections: Lessons from California

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 06.18.2011 | Home
Rep. Mike Honda

In California's 15th District, we know that technological innovation and environmental stewardship go hand in hand to enhance our quality of life. Tha...