Despite an increased focus on climate change from President Obama, public pressure such as the largest climate rally in U.S. history last weekend, and a new piece of legislation to regulate carbon emissions introduced by Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), American Petroleum Institute CEO Jack Gerard is confident that the bill will never even reach the floor of the Senate.
The Supreme Court agreed yesterday to hear a challenge to aggregate contribution limits.Feb19Feb15
On Wednesday, President Barack Obama officially sent Richard Cordray’s nomination to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to the Senate, about a week after Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and his colleagues pledged to block his appointment.Feb15
Check your local listings for the latest episode of Moyers & Company, which features Friends of Democracy's Jonathan Soros and Working Families Party's Dan Cantor. Here's the preview for the episode, "The Fight to Keep Democracy Alive."Feb14
Happy Valentine's Day. Here's a highly sophisticated artistic rendering of Jim Inhofe's "Valentine Lunch" fundraiser today.Feb13
President Obama called for a new bipartisan presidential voting commission in last night's State of the Union, led by Obama campaign lawyer Bob Bauer and Romney campaign lawyer Ben Ginsberg.Feb12Feb11
Questions about the cozy relationship between Senator Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) and Florida investor and ophthalmologist Dr. Salomon Melgen continue to grow, with the New York Times editorial board on Friday calling for Menendez to step down as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee at least until the accusations are resolved.Feb11
Demos Vice President and Public Campaign board member Heather McGhee appeared on Up With Chris Hayes this weekend, tying the debates around our budget and economic inequality to our broken campaign finance system.