Will the Energy Bill Get Dirty? (Part II)

Right now on the Senate floor, senators are debating dueling amendments from Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., and Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., on a possible “portfolio standard,” which the Apollo Alliance […]
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Will the Energy Bill Get Dirty?

Both the New York Times and Washington Post report today that there is a move to include in the Senate energy bill $10 billion of federal loans for liquid coal […]
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Green-Collar Victory

The Senate energy bill floor debate got off to a good start, as an Apollo Alliance-backed amendment sailed through on a voice vote, authorizing resources to train workers for high-skill, […]
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Busting The “Conservative Nation” Myth

There is more ammunition progressive leaders can use to push for a bold policy agenda in a new report by the Campaign for America’s Future and Media Matters for America. […]
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The TBA Interview: Tracy Van Slyke

Over at the Take Back America blog, we talk to Program Coordinator for the Media Consortium Tracy Van Slyke, who will addressing the conference about media reform. Click here to […]
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Green-Collar Jobs Amendment Passes

The Senate energy bill floor debate got off to a good start, as an Apollo Alliance-backed amendment sailed through on a voice vote, authorizing resources to train workers for high-skill, […]
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Energy Bill Hits The Floor

With the immigration compromise failing last week, the Senate floor has turned to energy, and senators are expected to take at least two weeks to debate and possibly amend the […]
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Presidential Straw Poll!

Big Take Back America news: Politico.com will be administering one of the first presidential straw polls at the conference. Find out more at the Take Back America blog.
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The TBA Interview: Diane Archer

Over at the Take Back America blog, the next installment of The TBA Interview is with Medicare Rights Center founder Diane Archer, as she talks about her Take Back America […]
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Weekend Watchdog:McCain Still Dodging

It was another 0-for-3 week on the Sunday shows, as the hosts failed to ask any of the Watchdog’s questions about the war in Iraq and President Bush’s greenwashing at the […]
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Weekend Watchdog:McCain Still Dodging

It was another 0-for-3 week on the Sunday shows, as the hosts failed to ask any of the Watchdog’s questions about the war in Iraq and President Bush’s greenwashing at the […]
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Weekend Watchdog:McCain Still Dodging

It was another 0-for-3 week on the Sunday shows, as the hosts failed to ask any of the Watchdog’s questions about the war in Iraq and President Bush’s greenwashing at the […]
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Weekend Watchdog:McCain Still Dodging

It was another 0-for-3 week on the Sunday shows, as the hosts failed to ask any of the Watchdog’s questions about the war in Iraq and President Bush’s greenwashing at the […]
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Weekend Watchdog Wrap-Up

Another 0-for-3 week for the Sunday shows, as they failed to ask any of the Watchdog’s questions. ABC’s George Stephanopoulos did not force Sen. John McCain to respond to citizen […]
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Weekend Watchdog

Every Friday in our Weekend Watchdog feature, we post suggested questions for scheduled Sunday guests. You can add your own questions in the comment thread. We’ll also include contact information […]
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Failure Of Compromise, Again

Last month, I summed up the first few months of the new Congress in the post, “The Failure of Compromise”, which noted: Time and time again, Democratic leaders have sought […]
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The Failure of Compromise: Immigration Edition

Last month, I summed up the first few months of the new Congress in the post, “The Failure of Compromise”, which noted: Time and time again, Democratic leaders have sought […]
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Abstinence (Mis)education Wins

Via Feministing, a House appropriations subcommittee went ahead and increased funds for abstinence-only education programs. Click here for my earlier post on this issue.
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The TBA Interview: David Sirota

In the run-up to Take Back America 2007 (just 11 days away!), over at the Take Back America blog, we’re going to be interviewing some of the great speakers on […]
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Only Good For Unsolicited Gropes

From the New York Times: On climate change, the White House has said it would hold firm against concrete long-term targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, a major priority for […]
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Will Congress Keep Ineffective Abstinence Ed?

Last month, CQ Today reported that House leaders were planning to let expire funds for abstinence-only education, a proven failure at getting teens to abstain from sex. But last night, […]
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Dems Limp on Abstinence Funds?

House leaders had been planning to let expire funds for abstinence-only education, a proven failure at getting teens to abstain from sex, CQ Today reported last month. But last night, […]
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Pelosi Scrubs Dirty Air Proposal

Yesterday, TomPaine.com’s Alec Dubro called attention to a draft bill from coal-friendly Rep. Rick Boucher, D-Va. — with tacit support from auto industry pal Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich. — which […]
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Wanna Speak at Take Back America?

Head on over to the Take Back America 2007 blog, to find out how you can host your own “Self-Organized Session” and be part of the official Take Back America […]
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Bush Leads On Global Warming … Into the Abyss

Conservatives like to use China as an excuse not to do anything serious on global warming. Why impose a cap on greenhouse gas emissions if China won’t? The counter-argument is […]
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Hacker: Obama’s Health Plan’s Actually Pretty Good

Jacob S. Hacker, the Yale University professor who has crafted a health-care-for-all plan that he has discussed with several Democratic presidential candidates, has taken a close look at the health […]
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Weekend Watchdog:Absent Amnesty Anger

The Watchdog had a better than usual day with the Sunday shows this week. Face The Nation’s Bob Schieffer kicked off his interview with the anti-immigrant Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y. […]
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Weekend Watchdog:Absent Amnesty Anger

The Watchdog had a better than usual day with the Sunday shows this week. Face The Nation’s Bob Schieffer kicked off his interview with the anti-immigrant Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y. […]
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Weekend Watchdog:Absent Amnesty Anger

The Watchdog had a better than usual day with the Sunday shows this week. Face The Nation’s Bob Schieffer kicked off his interview with the anti-immigrant Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y. […]
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Weekend Watchdog:Absent Amnesty Anger

The Watchdog had a better than usual day with the Sunday shows this week. Face The Nation’s Bob Schieffer kicked off his interview with the anti-immigrant Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y. […]
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Weekend Watchdog Wrap-Up

The Watchdog had a better than usual day with the Sunday shows. Face The Nation’s Bob Schieffer kicked off his interview with the anti-immigrant Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., citing poll […]
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Weekend Watchdog

Every Friday in our Weekend Watchdog feature, we post suggested questions for scheduled Sunday guests. You can add your own questions in the comment thread. We’ll also include contact information […]
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Health Care: A Time To Be Bold

To members of Congress who intend to offer health care proposals: Do not be afraid to be bold. That’s the lesson that elected officials should take away from the mixed […]
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Weekend Watchdog Preview

Every Friday in our Weekend Watchdog feature, we post suggested questions for scheduled Sunday guests. You can add your own questions in the comment thread. We’ll also include contact information […]
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Bush’s G-8 Greenwash

President Bush today is getting a fresh round of favorable headlines for announcing this ahead of next week’s summit of the powerful G-8 nations: By the end of next year, […]
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Greenwash Watch: Bush’s Empty G-8 Proposal

Today, President Bush is getting a fresh round of favorable headlines for announcing this ahead of next week’s summit of the powerful G-8 nations: By the end of next year, […]
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Nobody Cares About Amnesty

To read today’s Washington Post, you’d think the debate over the immigration bill is between Amnesty and No Amnesty. The paper asserts that “the specter of amnesty has persistently haunted […]
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Obamacare: Mixed Diagnosis

Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., met his March pledge to release a health care plan by this month. And there’s been a flurry of blog reaction. Ezra Klein says, “Props to […]
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Blogger Reaction to Obama Health Care Plan

Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., met his March pledge to release a health care plan by this month. And there’s been a flurry of blog reaction. Ezra Klein says, “Props to […]
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Weekend Watchdog:Cave-In Unexplained

Despite widespread disappointment at Congress’ capitulation to the White House on Iraq, Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., was not asked on CBS’s Face The Nation about his prominent role in publicly caving […]
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