The Risk For Republicans In Fighting The Cap On Carbon

With the EPA out strong with a creative rule designed to avoid negative economic impact, and with sharp prebuttals against attacks about lost jobs and higher bills, Republicans may want to take heed before overplaying their hand.
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Norquist v. Ingraham and the Momentum for Immigration Reform

Grover Norquist visited Laura Ingraham's radio show, then chastised her and her allies because "they throw around ‘amnesty’ in criticizing every single reform that we’re looking at." The left is united and the right is divided.
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Can The New Populism Save The Climate?

As progressives gather in Washington on May 22 for the New Populism Conference, to shape and organize around a populist agenda, it's worth discussing if and how populism can be harnessed to save the planet.
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Obama’s 2014 Climate Push Proves Policy Is Above Politics

If President Obama wants to duck climate politics before the midterms, he has a funny way of showing it. The EPA is planning to formally propose it's biggest set of climate rules covering existing power plants "within weeks."
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Warren Keynotes May 22 Conference on “New Populism”

With a new wave of populism rising, Campaign for America's Future has announced that tickets are on sale for "The New Populism Conference," convening May 22 and featuring Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
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When Republicans Were Sane and a Bush Raised Taxes

24 years ago, a Republican president raised taxes on the wealthy, and on gas consumption. Yesterday, he was given a "Profile in Courage" award. Will any of today's Republicans think about following in his footsteps?
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Why The Brothers Koch Can’t Beat Energy From Mother Nature

In state after state, fossil fuel interests are trying to repeal renewable energy mandates, impose fees on solar power customers and block the EPA from cutting carbon emissions from power plants. And they keep losing.
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Republican Resistance To Jobless Aid Starts To Crack

Republicans are suddenly talking about compromises in order to pass the Senate's extended unemployment insurance bill. They are feeling the pressure. Give them some more by calling Boehner at (513) 285-9008.
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What Everyone Is Missing About The Obamacare Deadline

Under the law, for 2014, we don't have a complete individual mandate. This year's penalty for being uninsured is relatively light. Not so next year, and even less so the year after that.
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Washington Conservatives, Leave The States Alone!

Why won't the professional conservative movement listen to these "instruments of self-government," these "laboratories of democracy," these "centers of innovation"?
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A Serious Party Takes Climate Seriously

When Sen. Ted Cruz wanted to talk to the nation about health care, he read "Green Eggs and Ham." When 30 senators seized the Senate floor last night for an all-night talk-a-thon about climate change, they delivered the facts.
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No, Romney and Palin Were Not Right About Russia

Romney's complaint was that Obama wasn't supporting long-range missile defense systems over Russian objections. But Bush did support them, and the same thing happened.
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Making Washington Work

Yes, Republicans are furiously obstructing all they can, and this Congress may be end up being one of the least productive in history. But don't throw in the towel on immigration or minimum wage.
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Republicans To Unemployed: Drop Dead

Republicans today ended all doubt: They do not want to help the long-term unemployed. Given a bill that would help for a mere three extra months without adding to the deficit, Republicans filibustered it.
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