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As Keystone XL Dominoes Fall, Time to Arrest Tar Sands Industry

Tom Weis | Posted 07.31.2014 | Green
Tom Weis

As it becomes increasingly clear that Keystone XL's northern leg is not going through, it is time to set our sights on ending all tar sands exploitation.

Kate Sheppard

White House Plans Another Big Climate Push

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– One year after President Barack Obama rolled out his climate change action plan, the administration is putting fresh emphasis on its e...

Kate Sheppard

Podesta Says White House Is Ready To Spar Over Power Plant Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House senior counselor John Podesta challenged the assumption that new rules on carbon emissions from power plants, which the admi...

Kate Sheppard

White House Touts 'All-Of-The-Above' Energy Ahead Of Carbon Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- The White House seems acutely aware of the coming fight over soon-to-be-released federal rules on greenhouse gas emissions from power ...

Kate Sheppard

White House To Make Another Big Push On Climate With New Report On Impacts

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– The White House is making another big push on climate this week, starting with the Tuesday release of the National Climate Assessment,...

White House Calls For More Privacy Laws

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN and JULIE PACE | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is asking Congress to pass new privacy laws that would add more safeguards for Americans' data and provide more pr...

Here's How 'Big Data' Can Really Hurt The Poor

AP | By EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 06.26.2014 | Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House review of how the government and private sector use large sets of data has found that such information could be used...

Kate Sheppard

New Obama Climate Push Uses 'Maps And Apps' To Convince Citizens To Help

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– The Obama administration's Climate Data Initiative unveiled on Wednesday uses "maps and apps" to help convince Americans to make clima...

Meet The Man Trying To Turn Around Obama's Second Term

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Longtime Washington insider John Podesta is developing a bit of a specialty for the presidents he's served — second-term problem...

A Power Outage in the White House?

D. R. Tucker | Posted 03.25.2014 | Green
D. R. Tucker

Is climate change too much of a psychological challenge for the president? Is it simply too much for him to confront the near-almighty power of the fossil fuel industry and the Republican (and some Democratic) politicians who are that industry's acolytes?

Kate Sheppard

Senators Launch Fight To Break Through 'Special Interest Lies' On Climate Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- A group of Senate Democrats is planning a new offensive on climate change, one that members hope will galvanize congressional colleagu...

Top Clean Energy and Climate Breakthroughs in 2013

Frances Beinecke | Posted 02.20.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

The United States broke one record after another for extreme weather in 2013. Americans saw what unchecked climate change can do to our communities. But we also witnessed another kind of powerful force: real and positive climate action.

Progressives on the Take

Robert Scheer | Posted 02.16.2014 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Democrats bear as much responsibility as Republicans for allowing our once promising democracy to degenerate into a plutocracy of the irresponsible super-rich.

John Podesta Takes Up The Reigns On The White House Energy And Climate Initiative

Denise Bode | Posted 02.15.2014 | Politics
Denise Bode

While many in Washington are focused on the miracle of actually seeing Republicans and Democrats mostly coming together on a budget deal, the big news in the energy and environment space is the return to the White House of John Podesta.

New Adviser May Push Obama On Climate Change

thehill.com | Posted 12.15.2013 | Politics

Environmental groups believe John Podesta will be a force for change on climate issues at the White House. ...

Obama Speaks Of Losing An 'Indispensable' Adviser

New York Times | Posted 12.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Pete Rouse, President Obama’s “indispensable man” with a low profile and big footprint, is the quirky insider who built the Obama...

Luke Johnson

Top WH Aide Recuses Himself, While The Company That Worked With TransCanada Did Not

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday, the White House appointed John Podesta, the former chief of staff for then-President Bill Clinton, as a special adviser to P...

John Podesta Recuses Himself From Keystone XL Issue

Reuters | Posted 02.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Dec 10 (Reuters) - John Podesta, a former White House chief of staff who is to join President Barack Obama's team as an adviser, is recu...

Former Clinton Chief Of Staff To Join Obama: Report

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 12.10.2013 | Politics

John Podesta, who served as former President Bill Clinton's chief of staff for three years, will join President Barack Obama's staff as a counselor, T...

So Five Former Chiefs of Staff Walk Into a Bar....

Joan Michelson | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics
Joan Michelson

This Chief of Staff to the POTUS is a fascinating role. It's not in the Constitution and didn't even exist until World War II, moderator David Gergen pointed out, yet it wields tremendous power.

Former Clinton Chief Of Staff Slams Obama On Drone Policy

The Washington Post | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

The Obama administration is wrong to withhold these documents from Congress and the American people. I say this as a former White House chief of staff...

Memo to Governor Romney: The Constitution Is Not a Conservative Document

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics
Menachem Rosensaft

While the stewardship of the U.S. economy, jobs, health care, immigration, and foreign policy are all important considerations in this year's election, the safeguarding of constitutional rights for all Americans is at least as critical.

Sam Stein

Tom Perriello To Head Center For American Progress Advocacy Arm

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Rep. Tom Perriello (D-Va.) a beloved progressive whom activists and party officials had pushed to consider a gubernatorial run in...

Christina Wilkie

D.C. Parties: Obama, Pelosi, Stars On The Town (PHOTOS)

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It was a glamorous weekend in the nation's capital, as two of the year's most anticipated galas raised millions for good causes at the h...

The Promise of Obama's Second Term

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

While the President's failings in the first term have been well chronicled, what are the chances for a different, more successful second term in the White House?