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Kate Sheppard

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

Top 5 lobbyist bundlers; power couple Tony and Heather Podesta top the list

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Aaron Mehta, iWatch News 5:59 am, July 28, 2011If there was any doubt about whether Tony and Heather Podesta qualify as a Washington power c...

What Effect Will More Corporate Ads and Interrupted Programming Really Have on PBS?

Pearl Korn | Posted 08.07.2011 | Media
Pearl Korn

At PBS's recent annual gathering it was announced that the number and frequency of promotions for corporate sponsors would increase during a few noted programs as an experiment.

Obama's Civil Rights Moment

Robin McGehee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robin McGehee

LGBT Americans are not political prisoners of the Democratic Party -- nor should we be a political football for the Republican Party.

Building Blocks Toward Global Climate Action

Timothy E. Wirth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Timothy E. Wirth

Rather than bemoan our human frailty, let us resolve to make what progress we can on climate change, when we can. Its rising impacts -- on our poorest neighbors today and on our children tomorrow -- demand no less.

Lucia Graves

Rate 10 Things Obama Could Do Without Congress | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has the executive authority to bypass a hostile Republican House of Representatives and a bitterly divided Senate...

Why Bush Tax Cuts For The Rich Must Go | John Podesta and Robert Greenstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Our leaders face the enormous challenge of navigating economic policy through a narrow channel. The president and Congress must provide near-term supp...

The Top Ten Good Men Politicians

Tom Matlack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Matlack

At the Good Men Project Magazine, we want to believe that there are a few good men in politics. We need to believe it. So we spent the last few months looking for them.