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Henry A. Waxman
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Blue Dogs are a vanishing breed, rarer than the Bedlington terrier or the Tibetan mastiff. Defeats, retirements and redistricting have decimated the ranks of the Democratic caucus that styles itself as the party's "centrist wing."
Rep. Henry A. Waxman, the California Democrat who turned top liberal priorities into laws on everything from the environment to health care, announced Thursday that he will retire at the end of this year, bringing to a close a momentous 40-year career on Capitol Hill.
As congressional Republicans' chief investigator, Rep. Darrell E. Issa is following in the footsteps of his predecessors at the helm of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, who often used the post to keep the pressure on presidents of the opposite party.
Two Democrats on Capitol Hill are seconding President Obama's call for real political muscle to address climate change and vowed to form a bipartisan task force — but they haven't found any Republican takers yet.
Washington's Big Green Lobby is trying once again to drum up interest in a carbon tax. But their "new" proposal would have the same effects as their old cap-and-trade gambit: Americans still would find themselves facing fewer jobs, lower incomes and higher utility prices.
Democrats demanded Wednesday that Koch Industries officials testify before Congress about whether they have any financial stake in the Keystone XL pipeline, as President Obama's allies sought to limit political damage from his decision this month to reject the project.
Obama administration officials refused to say Wednesday whether anybody would be fired over the decision to award solar-panel manufacturer Solyndra LLC a half-billion dollars in loans before it went bankrupt and saw its headquarters raided by the FBI.
At the same time we are learning that global warming is far from an environmental crisis, we are also learning that ill-advised efforts to address it would make us noticeably poorer.
Congress' chief scorekeeper says the global warming bill moving through Congress will either be scored as a major tax increase or a massive expansion of the federal government - and either one could give opponents substantial ammunition to complicate Democrats' efforts to pass a bill.