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"Is He One of Us?" The Only Real Issue in the Debates

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

The 2012 presidential campaign has turned from a referendum on economic issues -- have Obama's policies worked? -- to a question of comparative trust. It's not that we want candidates who are just like us, but we ask: Will they fight for us?

(Dukakis + Kerry) x Nixon = Romney

Paul Slansky | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics
Paul Slansky

At long last it's the Republicans who are stuck with one of these pathetically miscast electoral losers, and don't think they don't know it. Mitt Romney is not just barely tolerated but is roundly despised by many of the people whose job it is to sell him.

Democrats Eyeing 2004 As A 2012 Strategy

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A beleaguered president seeks re-election. His challenger, a candidate with Massachusetts roots and a presidential demeanor straigh...

Obama Staff Profiles: Robert Gibbs

The Relentless Conservative | Posted 10.15.2011 | Politics
The Relentless Conservative

Robert Gibbs' crucial communications role in Obama's election, how he smugly 'handled' the press during the lifeless first two years of Obama's sovereignty, tells me that when a 'spokesperson' is involved in the actual administration of a President, prevarication might ensue.

Obama Staff Profiles: Stephanie Cutter

The Relentless Conservative | Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics
The Relentless Conservative

Besides the above very superficial info which might be found her resume, I could find nothing else out about this operative, Stephanie Cutter. Her Wikipedia entry is amazingly indistinct; as hazy as any I've seen for much less accomplished people.

Lacking Credibility, Egypt Tests American Hegemony

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

Dejavu. An election in the Middle East marred by voter intimidation, fraud, and a series of sobering violent incidents - except this time, this isn't ...

Obama's New Theme: A Sputnik Moment

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

While Obama may indeed be right about America being in serious danger of falling behind on a worldwide scale, this Sputnik moment simply doesn't have a Sputnik. There is no one overarching threat.

The F Word: Fight Tea Party Voters With Fresh Voters

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Candidates have been in their districts, making nice to likely mid-term voters. They're more scarce than general election voters, and typically a more...

"This Thing Is Not Over": There Always Has Been a Plan B For The Climate Bill

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Scher

At Netroots Nation today, Van Jones sought to rally attendees after the Senate leadership put plans for a climate protection bill on the back burner: ...

China to Start Carbon Trading While U.S. Senate Fiddles Around

Jake Schmidt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jake Schmidt

The signals today on clean energy coming from China and the US are pointing in completely opposite directions -- one country on hold and the other moving forward. Sad but true.

Weekly Mulch: Politics, Power, and the Environment Beyond BP

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Washington has a blind spot when it comes to the environment. BP and the oil spill brought the government's ...

Weekly Mulch: Slick of Oil Industry Cash Gummed up Regulatory Works

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is worse than anyone thought, and the crisis will lik...

Can We Get on the Road to the Emission Reductions We Need by Starting with a Cap on Stationary Sources?

Dan Lashof | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dan Lashof

President Obama hosted a bipartisan group of Senators at the White House last Tuesday to talk about the path forward on comprehensive clean energy and...

Weekly Mulch: Oil rig sinks, as does Senate climate bill

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Two disasters flared up this week, one environmental, the other political. Off the coast of Louisiana, oil f...

Weekly Mulch: Cochabamba Summit to Combat Climate Change Innovatively

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger On Monday, climate activists, nonprofit leaders, and governmental officials will gather in Cochabamba, Boli...

Every Day We Delay...

Pete Altman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Pete Altman

As the Gulf Coast oil disaster shows, America has a failed national energy policy. We need a new clean energy policy to break our addiction to oil, en...

Weekly Mulch: Clock Ticking for Climate Change Legislation

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Seven months out from the midterms, electoral anxieties are hampering potential climate change legislation. ...

Senate Climate and Energy Bill Boosts U.S. Manufacturing

David Doniger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Doniger

In the quest for 60 votes for climate and energy legislation, one essential group is a manufacturing caucus of about a dozen Senators, led by Sherrod Brown (D-OH).

Weekly Mulch: Why the Senate Climate Bill is Doomed

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) and Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT), though down one man, finally released their stab at cl...

American Power Act: NRDC's "First Read" of the Kerry-Lieberman Climate and Energy Legislation

David Doniger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Doniger

Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Joe Lieberman (I-CT) unveiled today the long-awaited draft of their American Power Act.  The launch of their bill ...

Insiders Cash In Big, Consumers Pay Big Under New Energy Bill

Ernest Istook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ernest Istook

For everyday Americans, the new climate bill is nothing to cheer, as it amounts to nothing more than a giant new energy tax.

Clean Energy Bill Released: Now It's Time for Leadership

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Sens. Kerry and Lieberman have done a remarkable job of building the foundation for clean energy and climate action. But to realize the promise of the bill, we need leadership from the top.

John Kerry, Swift Boat Supporter Meet To Talk Climate Change

Politico | Kenneth P. Vogel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), looking for help where he can find it to pass his top legislative priority, has extended an olive branch of sorts to the ma...

Why Climate Change Deniers Should Still Support Green Energy

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 02.19.2010 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

On the issues that matter most to Americans right now -- jobs, the economy, and security -- climate action makes good political sense.

Arthur Delaney

John Kerry: Amend The Constitution In Response To Citizens United Decision | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) wants to amend the Constitution to restrict the free speech rights of corporations after last week's landmark Supreme Court ...